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Ace helicopter pilot, Manmohan Bahadur, stands along a rose bush at Siachen base camp, 1995 summer.(Sourced)

Wildbuzz: Soldiers rose to the occasion

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Roses not only bestow upon the world’s highest battlefield, the Siachen glacier, its enigmatic name but their omnipresence lends them the status of the poet’s flower of remembrance for soldiers and airmen who laid down their lives battling two inimical neighbours since 1947
Various mining-affected villages have filed proposals for improvement of their village assets, including water resources and agricultural fields, and have sought funds from the DMFs’ kitty to alleviate their woes.(HT Photo)
Various mining-affected villages have filed proposals for improvement of their village assets, including water resources and agricultural fields, and have sought funds from the DMFs’ kitty to alleviate their woes.(HT Photo)

Misuse of Mineral Foundation funds: HC asks Goa to respond in two weeks

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 04:57 PM IST
The petition has alleged that the Goa government has neglected the demands by those affected by mining and has instead diverted the funds for Covid-19 management
Venu Prasad, the new chairman-cum-managing director of PSPCL.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
Venu Prasad, the new chairman-cum-managing director of PSPCL.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)

PSPCL CMD retires, A Venu Prasad assumes charge

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Vishal Rambani
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:32 PM IST
The new CMD, Prasad, had served in this post for more than a year before the selection of Sran.
Karan Avtar Singh
Karan Avtar Singh

Punjab chief secy Karan Avtar relieved of financial commissioner taxation charge

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Amarinder’s move, which came after a flurry of activity in the state top brass to find a way out of the crisis, is seen as an attempt to mollify the ministers
The four lakes that feed the city are nearly 14 times fuller this year.
The four lakes that feed the city are nearly 14 times fuller this year.

Respite from water woes in Chennai

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By TR Vivek
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 12:59 AM IST
The crisis of 2019 was yet another reminder for Chennai that efficient use and prudent management of water resources were as important as big-ticket investments in desalination plants.

Women’s Day 2020: ‘Be a water warrior,’ posts another woman achiever from PM’s social media account

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Kalpana is a crusader in the fight against water scarcity who puts novel ideas and techniques in place to ensure that our future generation and the environment has enough of it to survive and thrive.
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Captain Amarinder Singh calls all-party meeting on January 23 on looming water crisis

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 11:23 PM IST
The announcement came after a demand was raised by leader of opposition and AAP MLA Harpal Singh Cheema when the House started discussion on the Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Bill, 2020, which was introduced by irrigation minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, on the second day of the two-day special assembly session
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16 IAS, 15 PCS officers transferred

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Sanjay Kumar will now be additional chief secretary, local government, in place of A Venu Prasad, who will now be secretary, water resources
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Sirhind waters to help lower Buddha Nullah pollution level

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Aneesha Sareen Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Punjab Pollution Control Board gives administrative nod to release of 200 cusecs into nullah through the Neelon drain; 5.7-cr project to begin in December
Apart from wastage of time and resources of the department, it may also increase the financial liability of the state government, the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) said.(PTI PHOTO.)
Apart from wastage of time and resources of the department, it may also increase the financial liability of the state government, the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) said.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Will not bear any additional financial burden of Polavaram,’ says Centre

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 06:32 PM IST
The Polavaram Project Authority (PPA), a wing of the Union ministry of water resources, in its report submitted to the Centre on Friday, asserted that the decision of the state government to terminate the contract of present firm Navayuga Engineering Company Limited (NECL) and go in for fresh tenders will result in huge expenditure, rather than bringing down the project cost.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government issued ‘pre-closure’ notice to Navayuga stating that its contract was terminated, following a recommendation made by an eight-member expert committee.(PTI PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government issued ‘pre-closure’ notice to Navayuga stating that its contract was terminated, following a recommendation made by an eight-member expert committee.(PTI PHOTO.)

Jagan govt calls for fresh tenders to complete Polavaram project

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 07:31 PM IST
The fresh tenders have been called for the completion of the balance work on project heads including spillway, spill channel, earth-cum-rock-fill dam, coffer dams etc, besides for the construction of the Polavaram hydel power station of 960 MW capacity.
Punjab officials have been maintaining that volume of water flowing through Punjab rivers has come down drastically and the issue needs a relook.(HT image)
Punjab officials have been maintaining that volume of water flowing through Punjab rivers has come down drastically and the issue needs a relook.(HT image)

SYL meet: Fresh round inconclusive; Punjab, Haryana stick to their stance

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 06:01 AM IST
Secretary UP Singh said both the states articulated their respective point of views in Friday’s meeting and the discussions would carry on in the next meeting likely to be held on August 21.
Kanwad Yatra is in full swing nowadays .Devotees of Shiv from Jhunjhnu (Rajsthan) with Kanwad are passing through Rohtak Photo by Manoj Dhaka/HindustanTimes
Kanwad Yatra is in full swing nowadays .Devotees of Shiv from Jhunjhnu (Rajsthan) with Kanwad are passing through Rohtak Photo by Manoj Dhaka/HindustanTimes

Kanwad Yatra can evolve, blend social, religious duties, says prominent seer

Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 11:25 PM IST
Some Hindu religious leaders want that from next year the Kanwad Yatra should also associate with social causes like ensuring the numerous routes they undertake stay clean, saying no to plastics and giving the message of water conservation.
Parts of Chennai have gone without piped water for several months now. The city’s crisis was aggravated when Tamil Nadu received 55% less rains during the so-called winter monsoon in December 2018, according to weather bureau data. (HT Photo)
Parts of Chennai have gone without piped water for several months now. The city’s crisis was aggravated when Tamil Nadu received 55% less rains during the so-called winter monsoon in December 2018, according to weather bureau data. (HT Photo)

Government planning water reforms by bringing in new model law

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 06:11 AM IST
The law is likely to be called the model water resources regulatory authority bill and only Maharashtra has such a body functioning since 2005, an official said, requesting anonymity.
Villagers from Bhim Nagar in Wadwani tehsil of Beed jump onto the tankers within seconds it enters into the village. 24000 liter stock is emptied in their small tanks and pots in just 10 to 15 minutes(Vijayanand/HTPhotos)
Villagers from Bhim Nagar in Wadwani tehsil of Beed jump onto the tankers within seconds it enters into the village. 24000 liter stock is emptied in their small tanks and pots in just 10 to 15 minutes(Vijayanand/HTPhotos)

Water tankers only lifeline for Maharashtra’s Beed, but they aren’t enough

Hindustan Times, Beed | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 07:31 AM IST
Beed got less than half of its average rain last year. This time, the situation is worse, forcing residents to rely on water tankers.
Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is a success and the focus will continue in efforts to sustain the behavioural change achieved in sanitation(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is a success and the focus will continue in efforts to sustain the behavioural change achieved in sanitation(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

The Green Budget has a vision for a healthier India

By Naina Lal Kidwai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Now, focus on operations and maintenance, with the goal to set a high benchmark in water, sanitation and energy.
On June 22, the Prime Minister wrote letters to all village panchayat heads, urging them to undertake rainwater harvesting and water conservation activities in rural India.(HT Photo)
On June 22, the Prime Minister wrote letters to all village panchayat heads, urging them to undertake rainwater harvesting and water conservation activities in rural India.(HT Photo)

Under Jal Shakti scheme, Centre to focus on replenishing water bodies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 06:01 AM IST
According to a paper released in 2018 by the Niti Ayog, the state-run policy think-tank, India’s ground water in 21 cities is set to plunge to bare-minimum levels by 2020.
The conflict between economic growth and environmental destruction, of which water scarcity is now an important aspect, is often seen as a given. However, India has done much worse on this front than others.(AP FILE)
The conflict between economic growth and environmental destruction, of which water scarcity is now an important aspect, is often seen as a given. However, India has done much worse on this front than others.(AP FILE)

Is India’s economic growth story dehydrating country?

UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 07:49 AM IST
India has done worse than other growing nations in managing its water resources. A key factor behind this maybe an inefficient agriculture sector, where the use of tube well-based irrigation in the last three decades has shot up
“We are supplying more than the required volume of water. If there is a local problem, it has to be dealt with by the internal distribution network of DLF and other societies,” GMDA chief engineer (infrastructure) Lalit Arora said.(HT Photo)
“We are supplying more than the required volume of water. If there is a local problem, it has to be dealt with by the internal distribution network of DLF and other societies,” GMDA chief engineer (infrastructure) Lalit Arora said.(HT Photo)

Water supply has dipped to 30 mins, allege residents in Gurugram

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 02:30 AM IST
On the other hand, GMDA officials maintained that there was no dearth of water and that supply was an issue in different neighbourhoods due to various local problems.
Narendra Modi has shown that he has the ability to focus and achieve when he puts his mind to something.(PTI Photo)
Narendra Modi has shown that he has the ability to focus and achieve when he puts his mind to something.(PTI Photo)

Modi’s biggest test is improving the condition of India’s poorest

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 07:53 PM IST
His mandate allows him to pursue a reform agenda without constraints; it also allows him to collaborate more deeply with the private sector, while ensuring that there is no crony capitalism, to push growth; and it allows him to focus on improving the economic condition of the poorest Indians.
Indian and Pakistani members of the Indus Water Treat meet in Lahore, August 29, 2018. With Pakistan, there is no need for India to bend over backwards on water diplomacy(AFP)
Indian and Pakistani members of the Indus Water Treat meet in Lahore, August 29, 2018. With Pakistan, there is no need for India to bend over backwards on water diplomacy(AFP)

Why India must get its act together on water diplomacy

By Brahma Chellaney
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 08:03 PM IST
Unlike oil, water has no substitute; it increasingly will be a critical factor in regional development
A view of the Nainital lake(HT File)
A view of the Nainital lake(HT File)

New tech to study critical water recharge zones of Nainital Lake

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 02:23 PM IST
This will be a first of its kind detailed study to identify all major water recharge zones around the Nainital Lake.
Nitin Gadkari holds the portfolios of road transport and highways; shipping; and water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation ministries.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Nitin Gadkari holds the portfolios of road transport and highways; shipping; and water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation ministries.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Union minister Nitin Gadkari stressed on family first. He explains why

Hindustan Times, Nagpur | By Pradip Maitra
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Union minister Nitin Gadkari has added a clarificatory note to his “family first” comment. In an interview on Sunday, the senior BJP leader explained that his advice to party workers not to ignore their responsibility towards their family to let them be honest.
Picture for representation only.(REUTERS)
Picture for representation only.(REUTERS)

Pollution destroys 21% wheat, 6% rice crop every year: IIT-M study

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 05:45 PM IST
The economic loss caused by the plant-damaging pollutant to the country is estimated to be about USD 5 billion for wheat and USD 1.5 billion for rice
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ex-minister’s son, another arrested for Goa factory blast that killed two

Panaji, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 04:31 PM IST
The boiler of the plant located within an industrial estate at Tuem village in North Goa exploded on January 12 critically injuring three persons who of whom succumbed to their injuries. Akhil Naik and Ajit Neke succumbed to their injuries.
This new mortuary is being constructed near the new 11-storeyed building within the premises of Sassoon hospital.(HT/PHOTO)
This new mortuary is being constructed near the new 11-storeyed building within the premises of Sassoon hospital.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune’s Sassoon hospital to have largest mortuary in state

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 02:28 PM IST
The construction of the mortuary is already underway and for the first phase of the mortuary Rs 10 crore has been granted
India is working to ensure that its share of unutilized water doesn’t enter Pakistan, says Nitin Gadkari(HT Photo)
India is working to ensure that its share of unutilized water doesn’t enter Pakistan, says Nitin Gadkari(HT Photo)

India’s rightful water share flowing to Pakistan, says Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2019 04:58 PM IST
Terming the signing of the agreement for Renukaji a historic moment, Gadkari said that this project would also ensure more flow in the Yamuna.
The 20 bottom-ranked districts included nine districts from Bihar, five from Jharkhand and three from Odisha.(Sushil kumar/Hindustan Times)
The 20 bottom-ranked districts included nine districts from Bihar, five from Jharkhand and three from Odisha.(Sushil kumar/Hindustan Times)

Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar tops Niti Aayog’s achiever district list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 02:00 PM IST
The government think-tank said the districts have been ranked on parameters including health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion and skill development, and basic infrastructure.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari during the bhoomipujan of MBPT’s New eastern waterfront at Bhaucha Dhakka, Mazagon.(HT Photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari during the bhoomipujan of MBPT’s New eastern waterfront at Bhaucha Dhakka, Mazagon.(HT Photo)

Eastern waterfront to connect to Navi Mumbai airport, become tourist hub: Gadkari

Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 12:01 AM IST
The Mumbai Port Trust is also planning to build a seaside restaurant, skating rink, cycling path, jogging tracks and walkways and a seaside amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 250 people
Over 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra, who embarked on a ‘Long March’ from Nashik on March 6 to press their various demands, reached Azad Maidan Mumbai, March 12, 2018(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Over 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra, who embarked on a ‘Long March’ from Nashik on March 6 to press their various demands, reached Azad Maidan Mumbai, March 12, 2018(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Why farms of every type and size have to be climate smart

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 08:01 PM IST
This climate impact on agriculture is a cause for worry: the sector accounts for a large share in gross domestic product (16%) and employment (49%). Poor agricultural performance can lead to high inflation, rural distress, and political restiveness, as recent rural agitations and farmer suicides have shown.
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