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The Town Hall used to be the headquarters of the erstwhile unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi. HT archive

Delhi’s iconic Town Hall to be leased out

By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 05:26 AM IST
  • The Town Hall was built in the 1863. It was initially known as Lawrence Institute and housed Delhi College of Higher Studies before it was bought by the municipality for 1,35,457 in 1866.
Home food can never be restaurant food but it has its own virtues(Shutterstock)
Home food can never be restaurant food but it has its own virtues(Shutterstock)

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: At home with food

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 06:42 AM IST
Restaurant cooking is very different from home cooking, which can be much more creative but there is room for both
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JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE : Year on, Amritsar admn yet to identify spot to build memorial

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:11 PM IST
The bar focus might explain the dingy lighting but the welcome is warm and service attentive in Slink and Bardot
The bar focus might explain the dingy lighting but the welcome is warm and service attentive in Slink and Bardot

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Restaurant diaries

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 11:05 PM IST
A journey through some new restaurants confirms my view that it’s hard to get good European food in India while pan-Asian rules the standalone sector
Hotel pricing is a complicated business, highly-dependent on systems and computers(Shutterstock)
Hotel pricing is a complicated business, highly-dependent on systems and computers(Shutterstock)

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: The price of bananas and boiled eggs

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Hoteliers are not idiots. There is a system behind the pricing. But yes, sometimes it can go wrong.
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Did you know that CST, BMC building were built by Freemasons?

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Southall in UK remembers 1979 race riots, Chaggar’s death(HT Photo)
Southall in UK remembers 1979 race riots, Chaggar’s death(HT Photo)

Southall in UK remembers 1979 race riots, Chaggar’s death

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 10:53 PM IST
Battling far-right groups such as the National Front and the police, hundreds of people of Indian and other origin were charged with criminal offences during a series of events that began with the killing of Chaggar by a racist gang in 1976.
Indian-origin presidential hopeful Kamala Harris’ town hall on CNN with an average of 1.957 million viewers got the network its highest ratings ever for such an event with an individual election candidate, according to the network.(REUTERS)
Indian-origin presidential hopeful Kamala Harris’ town hall on CNN with an average of 1.957 million viewers got the network its highest ratings ever for such an event with an individual election candidate, according to the network.(REUTERS)

Indian-origin presidential hopeful Kamala Harris’ CNN town hall sets viewership record

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 12:24 PM IST
Kamala Harris, 54, who was elected to the Senate in 2016, announced her run for presidency last week.
Jabong to lay off 200 employees, to be merged with Myntra, as per a report.(Twitter/Jabong)
Jabong to lay off 200 employees, to be merged with Myntra, as per a report.(Twitter/Jabong)

Jabong to lay off 200 employees, to be merged with Myntra: Report

UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 01:28 PM IST
Walmart will lay off nearly 200 employees at Jabong and integrate the online fashion retailer into Myntra, Livemint reported on Friday, days after the head of Flipkart Group Binny Bansal resigned following an internal probe into a “serious personal misconduct”.
several haveli owners complained they had “not been made partners” during the policy-making process for preservation. They claimed the havelis has been handed over “heritage” tags by civic authorities without their consultation.(Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)
several haveli owners complained they had “not been made partners” during the policy-making process for preservation. They claimed the havelis has been handed over “heritage” tags by civic authorities without their consultation.(Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)

Old Delhi haveli owners express concern over ‘heritage’ status

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2018 02:41 AM IST
Several haveli owners complained they had “not been made partners” during the policy-making process for preservation. They claimed the havelis has been handed over “heritage” tags by civic authorities without their consultation.
The booklet will be distributed for free among haveli owners at the workshop on Saturday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The booklet will be distributed for free among haveli owners at the workshop on Saturday.(HT FILE PHOTO)

A workshop for heritage structure owners of Shahjahanabad on how to renovate properties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 03:47 AM IST
There are 783 heritage structures, including 229 historical buildings and 325 havelis, identified by the authorities.
The 16th century heritage garden Sunder Nursery, adjacent to the UNESCO world heritage site has undergone renovation and will be open to the public.(HT Representative Photo)
The 16th century heritage garden Sunder Nursery, adjacent to the UNESCO world heritage site has undergone renovation and will be open to the public.(HT Representative Photo)

Workshop on need to conserve walled city havelis soon in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 03:24 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation will, on September 22, hold a workshop to create awareness about the history of the sprawling havelis in Delhi’s Walled City and the need to conserve the structures
Plans to turn the Town Hall into a heritage hotel have been proposed by North Delhi Municipal Corporation.(Photo: Amal KS/HT)
Plans to turn the Town Hall into a heritage hotel have been proposed by North Delhi Municipal Corporation.(Photo: Amal KS/HT)

Overhaul for Town Hall — proposal draws mixed reactions from Delhiites

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 06:32 PM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has proposed a plan to lease out Town Hall to a private hotel chain to help maintain it. We speak to historians and locals to understand how this move would affect them and the place.
A man pedals a rickshaw carrying a passenger in the old parts of Delhi.(HT File)
A man pedals a rickshaw carrying a passenger in the old parts of Delhi.(HT File)

44 heritage havelis in Old Delhi face threat, says Union minister Vijay Goel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2018 12:58 PM IST
The minister said havelis, including those having historical significance, have either been converted into commercial complexes or multi-storeyed residential buildings.
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