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Probe ordered after medicines for Covid patients found abandoned in J&K

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The medicines, reportedly meant for the distribution among the Covid-19 patients, were noticed by people after hundreds of fish died under mysterious circumstances
The ₹3,200 crore project, which will use water from the Sidhwan Canal, is being funded by the World Bank.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT)
The ₹3,200 crore project, which will use water from the Sidhwan Canal, is being funded by the World Bank.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT)

24/7 canal-based water supply project: Ludhiana villagers submit quotations for land acquisition

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:53 PM IST
As per the officials, villagers from Deep Nagar, Bilaspur, Bowani and Landa have submitted a quotation with the authorities, which would be discussed in the next meeting of the MC.
uring the last nearly three and a half years, the work of conservation and revival of the rivers, lakes, ponds and waters of the state has been done on a large scale, said CM Rawat. (Photo @tsrawatbjp)
uring the last nearly three and a half years, the work of conservation and revival of the rivers, lakes, ponds and waters of the state has been done on a large scale, said CM Rawat. (Photo @tsrawatbjp)

Uttarakhand to revive one himalayan river in every district: CM Rawat

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 07:19 PM IST
Mountains, glaciers, rivers, water bodies, forests are all our priceless heritage and their protection is the responsibility of all of us, said chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Rural living is all about one moment of peace and another of chaos, rescuing Lapwing chicks.(Shutterstock)
Rural living is all about one moment of peace and another of chaos, rescuing Lapwing chicks.(Shutterstock)

Guest column: Some calm, some chaos, that’s what farm life is all about

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Seerat Kaur Gill
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Being in a farm is all about engaging with nature in such a wholesome way that everything else pales in comparison
Waldhuni river in Ambernath turned black on Thursday due to chemical effluents released into the water.(HT Photo)
Waldhuni river in Ambernath turned black on Thursday due to chemical effluents released into the water.(HT Photo)
Old Delhi, Nepal, and perfect parties on HT picks!(HT Team)
Old Delhi, Nepal, and perfect parties on HT picks!(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 07:57 PM IST
This week’s reading list includes a volume on old Delhi, another on Nepal, and a how-to book on throwing the perfect party
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Pollution: Karva Chauth rituals add to Sukhna woes

By Srishti Jaswal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 12:17 AM IST
In 2007, the administration had banned the celebrations of religious festivals like Chhath Puja at the lake
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Ban politicians who resign before full term: Mann to EC

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2019 11:51 PM IST
The deceased have been identified as Prem Kumar Mondal (11), Debraj Mondal (8) and Khushi Mondal (7).(HT image)
The deceased have been identified as Prem Kumar Mondal (11), Debraj Mondal (8) and Khushi Mondal (7).(HT image)

Three children drown in Bengal as boat capsizes

Berhampore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 03:10 AM IST
Of the 14, eleven managed to swim to safety. This is the second boat tragedy in the district within a span of six days. On October 3, four persons had died when their boat capsized in the Mahananda river.
In the latest approval issued on February 20, 2018, EAC reiterated the need for mining to be done at a safe distance from water bodies.(HT image)
In the latest approval issued on February 20, 2018, EAC reiterated the need for mining to be done at a safe distance from water bodies.(HT image)

Mines near rivers polluting water, affecting flow, in Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 03:24 AM IST
Coal mines have a heavy water demand, using millions of litres each day to wash off impurities – the effluents are invariably diverted back downstream.
Goa’s khazans are a source of food for its villagers who reside in the coastal regions. These khazans can also be used for multiple uses like farming and aquaculture.(HT photos/Gerard De Souza)
Goa’s khazans are a source of food for its villagers who reside in the coastal regions. These khazans can also be used for multiple uses like farming and aquaculture.(HT photos/Gerard De Souza)

Goa battles to save its low-lying lands from redesignation by the MoEF

Hindustan Times, PANAJI | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 03:32 PM IST
This move will affect the livelihood of Goan villagers who depend on these khazans. The state government seeing the plight of the farmers have asked the environment ministry to implement their plan carefully.
Long dry spells, accompanied with more intense rainfall concentrated over fewer days, are becoming the norm(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Long dry spells, accompanied with more intense rainfall concentrated over fewer days, are becoming the norm(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Extreme weather is the new norm

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2019 06:17 PM IST
Climate change and poor urban planning are jeopardising lives
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Breathlessness leaves four councillors hospitalised, others visit Panyong Lake

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Councillors Raj Bala Malik, Heera Negi and Chandravati Shukla taken to hospital a day after reaching Leh
Residents have been fighting to save the pond at Sector 19 in Kharghar in Navi Mumbai.(HT image)
Residents have been fighting to save the pond at Sector 19 in Kharghar in Navi Mumbai.(HT image)

HC to decide pond case in December; hope floats for Kharghar residents

Navi Mumbai | By Padmja Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 02:37 AM IST
The high court has given a stay order on any activity in and around the pond till it decides the case.
The petition seeks to stop any further construction on the car depot and restore the floodplain of Mithi to its original status.(HT image)
The petition seeks to stop any further construction on the car depot and restore the floodplain of Mithi to its original status.(HT image)

‘Mumbai’s water policy bans construction on river floodplains’

MUMBAI | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:13 AM IST
Groups that have filed a petition in the Bombay High Court (HC) against the car shed in Aarey have said the project is being built in the floodplain of Mithi.
The media cell in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Madhya Pradesh unit Lokendra Parashar had on Tuesday written on social media that an objectionable book was being sold during a protest at Phoolbagh.(HT image)
The media cell in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Madhya Pradesh unit Lokendra Parashar had on Tuesday written on social media that an objectionable book was being sold during a protest at Phoolbagh.(HT image)

Senior CPI(M) leader booked for selling book on Article 370 in Gwalior

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:24 PM IST
The 74-year-old Ghani, who is a retired employee of BSNL, was booked for promoting enmity between different groups under non-bailable section 153-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The garbage dumped in mangroves near Hanuman Koliwada in Uran, Navi Mumbai.(HT Photo)
The garbage dumped in mangroves near Hanuman Koliwada in Uran, Navi Mumbai.(HT Photo)

Uran civic body dumps waste in mangroves, allege green activists

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Dumping of garbage in mangroves is a violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), 2019, norms as mangroves acquire the highest amount of protection. It is also a violation of the September 2018 Bombay high court (HC) order banning mangrove destruction across Maharashtra.
Amit Khatri, deputy commissioner, added that the total area earmarked for restoration in different parts of the district under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan amounts to about 1,500 acres.(HT image)
Amit Khatri, deputy commissioner, added that the total area earmarked for restoration in different parts of the district under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan amounts to about 1,500 acres.(HT image)

Government plans three new biodiversity parks in Gurugram district

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 02:24 AM IST
Amit Khatri, deputy commissioner, added that the total area earmarked for restoration in different parts of the district under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan amounts to about 1,500 acres.
Ghaziabad, India - June 28, 2019: A view of the pond where three minor boys drowned, near the Bharat City highrise in Ghaziabad, India on Friday June 28, 2019. A magisterial inquiry by SDM, Loni has held the officials of Bharat City project responsible for releasing waste water into nearby trenches in Loni where the boys drowned on June 27. (Photo By Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Ghaziabad, India - June 28, 2019: A view of the pond where three minor boys drowned, near the Bharat City highrise in Ghaziabad, India on Friday June 28, 2019. A magisterial inquiry by SDM, Loni has held the officials of Bharat City project responsible for releasing waste water into nearby trenches in Loni where the boys drowned on June 27. (Photo By Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Waste water from housing project filled trenches where three boys got drowned, says magistrate’s report

Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 03:16 AM IST
The incident took place on the evening of June 27 when three children – Abhishek (9), Altmash, (9) and Arhaan, (11), had gone near the water body.
A 12-year-old boy, who had gone missing while on his way to school in south Delhi’s Aya Nagar, was found dead in a pond behind the Air Force Station on Saturday morning.(HT File (Representative Image))
A 12-year-old boy, who had gone missing while on his way to school in south Delhi’s Aya Nagar, was found dead in a pond behind the Air Force Station on Saturday morning.(HT File (Representative Image))

‘Missing’ 12-yr-old found dead in rainwater pond near Air Force station in Aya Nagar

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:56 PM IST
Parvinder Singh, additional deputy commissioner of police (south), said initial probe suggested that the boy might have drowned in the rainwater pond while playing with his friends. Singh added that the police were waiting for the autopsy report to rule out foul play.
KSK Academy students took part in the Jal Shakti Abhiyan(HT)
KSK Academy students took part in the Jal Shakti Abhiyan(HT)

KSK Academy focuses on water conservation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 10:45 AM IST
Gurugram’s Badkal lake.(HT Photo)
Gurugram’s Badkal lake.(HT Photo)

Faridabad’s Badkal lake to be given new lease of life as tourist centre

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 12:48 PM IST
The Haryana government is now making a concerted effort to revive these water bodies which — due to the influence of urbanisation, illegal groundwater extraction and mining in the Aravallis — have been worn to a shadow of their former selves, ecologically and culturally speaking.
The sarus crane is the tallest flying bird in the world, and was declared the official state bird of Uttar Pradesh in 2014.(Burhaan Kinu/HT archive)
The sarus crane is the tallest flying bird in the world, and was declared the official state bird of Uttar Pradesh in 2014.(Burhaan Kinu/HT archive)

First govt Wild Bird Rescue Centre to come up at Delhi’s Rajokri, awaits go-ahead

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 02:41 AM IST
Among cities, Delhi is considered to have the second highest bird population in the world — after Nairobi in Kenya, with more than 450 species.
Residents of the Hiranandani Heritage in Kandivli (West) have also taken efforts to reduce excess wastage of water.(Shashi S Kashyap/HT)
Residents of the Hiranandani Heritage in Kandivli (West) have also taken efforts to reduce excess wastage of water.(Shashi S Kashyap/HT)

Mumbai housing society recycles one lakh litre wastewater daily

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 08:26 AM IST
The residents also treat organic waste at source
For the successful implementation of afforestation under Jal Shakti Abhiyan, less water-intensive plants are to be planted.(Sourced)
For the successful implementation of afforestation under Jal Shakti Abhiyan, less water-intensive plants are to be planted.(Sourced)

Short of saplings for various drives, Gurugram to seek assistance from nearby districts

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Archana Mishra
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 02:44 AM IST
Against the stock of two lakh saplings available with the forest department, the district will require over five lakh saplings to implement various drives announced by the state government.
A lake at the base of the Dent du Géant and the Aiguilles Marbrées.(Instagram/@bryanthealpinist)
A lake at the base of the Dent du Géant and the Aiguilles Marbrées.(Instagram/@bryanthealpinist)

Lake found high up in snowy Alps. ‘Alarming’ visuals are going viral

By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 07:08 PM IST
The lake was a real surprise. It’s located in the 3,400 to 3,500-meter area. You’re supposed to find ice and snow at this altitude, not liquid water.
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