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Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died under mysterious circumstances in the Pong wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)

Avian flu causing migratory birds’ death at HP’s Pong Dam, toll rises to 2,400

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Lab reports expected on Tuesday, while post-mortem reports rule out poisoning
From 61 donations in 2018 and 63 in 2019, the number has come down to 39 organ donations this year(HT PHOTO)
From 61 donations in 2018 and 63 in 2019, the number has come down to 39 organ donations this year(HT PHOTO)

Covid takes its toll on organ donations in 2020

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namrata Devikar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The total number of transplants done in 2020, till December 24 stood at 79, even as experts note that there is more awareness among families
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J&K logs 9 deaths, tolls climbs to 1,542

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Officials said 307 people tested positive in Kashmir and 153 in Jammu
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Virus claims 12 more lives in J&K, toll 1,424

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 12:22 AM IST
Officials said 380 people tested positive in Kashmir and 206 in Jammu
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Virus claims nine more lives in J&K, toll 1,388

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 12:13 AM IST
Officials said 258 people tested positive in Kashmir and 169 in Jammu division
A man carries a woman to have her Covid-19 test done at a government hospital in Jammu on Tuesday.(AP)
A man carries a woman to have her Covid-19 test done at a government hospital in Jammu on Tuesday.(AP)

Record spike of 19 deaths in J&K, toll 914

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 12:51 AM IST
Officials said 14 people succumbed to the disease in Jammu division and five in Kashmir
Binge-watching till dawn, playing endless online games, video chats until the sun rises or simply staring into darkness while everyone around is in deep slumber… wakeful nights are no longer about once in a while but too often for comfort.(Unsplash)
Binge-watching till dawn, playing endless online games, video chats until the sun rises or simply staring into darkness while everyone around is in deep slumber… wakeful nights are no longer about once in a while but too often for comfort.(Unsplash)

Binge-watching, video chats till dawn: Coronavirus lockdown anxieties take toll on sleep cycle

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 11:58 AM IST
As India navigates the ninth week of the nationwide lockdown that pushed millions of people into the confines of their homes, distress and anxiety are on the rise, manifesting primarily in the form of sleep disorders.
China has recorded a new morbid highest with more than a 100 people dying of the novel coronavirus(REUTERS)
China has recorded a new morbid highest with more than a 100 people dying of the novel coronavirus(REUTERS)

Coronavirus death toll crosses 1000, kills more than a 100 in China in a day

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 06:50 AM IST
The number of dead from the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) stood at 1016 on the mainland at Monday midnight while as many as 42634 remain infected, health officials said on Tuesday morning.
Burning of solid waste is fairly common in Kanpur in the absence of any proper solid waste management plan.(Haidar Naqvi/HT photo)
Burning of solid waste is fairly common in Kanpur in the absence of any proper solid waste management plan.(Haidar Naqvi/HT photo)

Kanpur gasps for breath as pollution takes a toll

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By Haidar Naqvi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2019 02:33 AM IST
Previous autopsies of dead animals from the zoo which houses 1,400 animals across of 120 species, including those of deer and birds, had turned up similar reports.
The sources of exposure vary widely, from packaging material of food and beverages to cutlery, home essentials, personal care items, toys and paints, among others.(HT image)
The sources of exposure vary widely, from packaging material of food and beverages to cutlery, home essentials, personal care items, toys and paints, among others.(HT image)

Growing plastic use taking a toll on public health: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 04:12 AM IST
Low density plastics are soft and light weight and get converted to micro- or nano-plastics, which easily enter the body.
The police on Friday arrested a 38-year-old former employee of MEP Infrastructure Developers, the contractor for collecting toll at the Gurugram-Delhi border, for allegedly selling duplicate monthly passes from the Uber office in Sector 29.
The police on Friday arrested a 38-year-old former employee of MEP Infrastructure Developers, the contractor for collecting toll at the Gurugram-Delhi border, for allegedly selling duplicate monthly passes from the Uber office in Sector 29.

Kingpin of gang that produced fake toll passes held at Gurugram-Delhi border

Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 12:17 AM IST
The suspect was identified as Satywart Kundu, of Titoli village in Rohtak district. He was arrested from Shankar Chowk on the Gurgaon-Delhi Expressway. The police said he was on his way to meet a lawyer when he was nabbed.
A man uses a makeshift raft to move his paddy to a safer place in a flooded area in Assam’s Morigaon district .(REUTERS)
A man uses a makeshift raft to move his paddy to a safer place in a flooded area in Assam’s Morigaon district .(REUTERS)

Centre releases Rs 251 cr for Assam as floods swamp 30 districts, toll rises to 20

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:15 PM IST
The second wave of floods in Assam have affected 52.5 lakh people in 30 of the state’s 33 districts and forced almost 1.5 lakh people to take shelter in relief camps.
Residents of the developing sectors of Gurugram held their fourth protest on Sunday morning, demanding either the shifting of the Kherki Daula toll plaza or an exemption from the toll for vehicles that are registered in Gurugam.(HT Photo)
Residents of the developing sectors of Gurugram held their fourth protest on Sunday morning, demanding either the shifting of the Kherki Daula toll plaza or an exemption from the toll for vehicles that are registered in Gurugam.(HT Photo)

Residents stage protest, demand shifting of toll

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 12:20 AM IST
The residents said that the state government has repeatedly promised them that the toll plaza would be shifted but this has not materialised on the ground so far
A woman operator seen at the Kherki Daula toll plaza, in Gurugram. The plaza on an average lodges 15-20 complaints a month. Around 2-3 escalated cases out of these complaints end up as FIRs. (Photo by Yogesh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A woman operator seen at the Kherki Daula toll plaza, in Gurugram. The plaza on an average lodges 15-20 complaints a month. Around 2-3 escalated cases out of these complaints end up as FIRs. (Photo by Yogesh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

At Kherki Daula, a job that takes its toll

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:26 AM IST
On June 21, a female operator was allegedly slapped, punched and manhandled by a man after he refused to pay the toll. On the same day, a lane attendant had to be rushed to the hospital after a car tried to speed through the barrier when he tried to stop it.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has to install as many as 1.56 lakh electric poles. Mobile connectivity in Puri and adjoining districts have entirely collapsed(REUTERS)
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has to install as many as 1.56 lakh electric poles. Mobile connectivity in Puri and adjoining districts have entirely collapsed(REUTERS)

Cyclone Fani: Toll rises to 37, Odisha seeks Centre’s help to restore power, telecom services

By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 10:24 AM IST
CM Naveen Patnaik has informed that telecommunication services have completely collpapsed in Puri and has requested several Mobile Tower on Wheels to restore connectivity
A security officer stands in front of St Anthony's shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Sri Lanka on Monday.(REUTERS)
A security officer stands in front of St Anthony's shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Sri Lanka on Monday.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 02:35 PM IST
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which officials said were carried out by at least seven suicide bombers on three churches and four hotels. About 500 people were also wounded.
Next month’s general elections have brought primary health facilities and pre-monsoon surveillance to control infectious diseases in Mumbai to a near standstill, according to officials. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)
Next month’s general elections have brought primary health facilities and pre-monsoon surveillance to control infectious diseases in Mumbai to a near standstill, according to officials. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)

Poll duty takes a toll on health facilities, pre-monsoon checks

Mumbai | By Sadaguru Pandit
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 04:12 AM IST
With approximately 40% frontline health workers pulled off duty for election work, officials said it’s affecting patients dependent on primary health facilities and the possibility of more monsoon diseases owing to lack of surveillance.
The Zika virus, which is transmitted through the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, is rapidly spreading in Jaipur.(REUTERS)
The Zika virus, which is transmitted through the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, is rapidly spreading in Jaipur.(REUTERS)

5 more Zika cases found in Rajasthan, total count reaches 60

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 04:07 PM IST
Fogging and anti-larvae activities have been intensified in affected areas and extended to other parts of Jaipur.
The fresh death was reported at Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital at Kingsway Camp, which has already seen 19 fatalities due to it.(HT File Photo)
The fresh death was reported at Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital at Kingsway Camp, which has already seen 19 fatalities due to it.(HT File Photo)

Diptheria: One more death at Maharishi Valmiki hospital in Delhi; toll rises to 21

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 07:03 PM IST
One more death due to diptheria has been reported at a civic hospital in north Delhi, taking the toll from the infectious disease in the city to 21
Rainwater enters a house in Itawa region of Kota division.(HT Photo)
Rainwater enters a house in Itawa region of Kota division.(HT Photo)

Rain-related incidents kill three more in Hadauti in Rajasthan, toll reaches six in two days

Hindustan Times, Kota | By HT Correspondent, Kota
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 06:09 AM IST
With three people killed in rain-related incidents in the Hadauti region on Sunday, the death toll has reached six in last two days
Two people died during a building collapse in Hussainganj due to heavy rain in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(HT File Photo)
Two people died during a building collapse in Hussainganj due to heavy rain in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(HT File Photo)

Toll in rain-related incidents rises to 79 in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 10:11 PM IST
Six people died in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, taking the toll since September 1 to 79
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she has asked the police to deal with people instigating violence in the state with a firm hand.(PTI File)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she has asked the police to deal with people instigating violence in the state with a firm hand.(PTI File)

Toll in Bengal violence rises to 5 as BJP activist dies in hospital

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 12:24 PM IST
While the BJP blames the Trinamool Congress for violence that erupted during the panchayat board formation process, CM Mamata Banerjee has alleged that police personnel are being targeted by members of the opposition party.
Potholes at Modela check naka in Thane.(HT Photo)
Potholes at Modela check naka in Thane.(HT Photo)

Thane locals remind Sena-BJP of its pre-poll promise to do away with toll

Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2018 12:53 AM IST
Since the monsoon started, commuters have been complaining of bad roads and traffic congestion every day
Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building at Shah Beri village in Greater Noida.(REUTERS)
Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building at Shah Beri village in Greater Noida.(REUTERS)

Greater Noida building collapse: Toll goes up to eight

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Vaibhav Jha
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 11:49 PM IST
Eight bodies have been recovered from rubble of buildings in Greater Noida, many more feared buried. Two Uttar Pradesh officials have been suspended.
Meanwhile, the NHAI’s decision to establish two toll plazas on the stretch is under the Punjab and Haryana high court scanner.(HT File)
Meanwhile, the NHAI’s decision to establish two toll plazas on the stretch is under the Punjab and Haryana high court scanner.(HT File)

Travel on Patiala-Zirakpur highway now costlier as Rs 70 toll kicks in today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 10:04 AM IST
However, for two-way journey, if the return is within 24 hours, the toll will cost Rs 110 instead of Rs 140. Also, those residing within 20km from any toll plaza can get a monthly pass for non-commercial vehicles for Rs 255.
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is planning to construct a toll plaza on the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is planning to construct a toll plaza on the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

New proposed bypass stretch on Pune-Mumbai expressway will have tolls

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2018 03:00 PM IST
MSRDC, the nodal agency for the project, has decided to charge toll on the proposed bypass for 15 years from 2030 to 2045 to recover the project cost of rS 4,797 crore.
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