Dayeeta Das

Dayeeta Das was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times

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FIR against Chhattisgarh food inspector for emptying reservoir over phone

Updated on May 31, 2023 10:46 PM IST

Apart from the food inspector Rajesh Kumar Vishwas, two irrigation department officials who allegedly complied with his request and pumped out 4.1 million litres of water are also named in FIR

The FIR for draining the reservoir was registered under Section 430 (mischief by injury to works of irrigation or by wrongfully diverting water) of the Indian Penal Code (File Photo)

391 hoardings stand without structural audit: PMC survey

A Pune Municipal Corporation survey has found 391 hoardings installed without structural audit, with the highest number under the Ahmednagar Road-Wadgaon Sheri areas. Advertising agencies are now required to conduct the audit and submit a report following the collapse of a hoarding in Kiwale last month in which five people died. The civic administration has razed 10 illegal hoardings this week as part of a drive across 15 ward offices, with verification of structural stability ongoing. The PMC has spent around ?4.5 crore ($615,000) on clearing illegal hoardings and collected a fine of ?52.5 lakh.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) survey carried out during the past one month has found that 391 hoardings were installed without structural audit. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:46 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Will hang myself if charges against me proved: Brij Bhushan

WFI chief also took a jibe at wrestlers for announcing to immerse their medals in Ganga as a mark of their protest against him

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh addresses a public meeting, in Barabanki on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:39 PM IST

Ever wondered what a shark egg looks like? Watch

In a recent video that is going viral, you can see a woman holding a shark egg and informing people about it. Watch the video inside it.

Shark egg washed up on California beach.(Instagram/@california.shelling)
Published on May 31, 2023 10:34 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

HT This Day: June 1, 1935 -- Why he adopted Wardha as his residence

Being asked why he selected Wardha as the headquarters of his activities in connection with rural industries revival. Mahatmaji replied: “Because Wardha is in the centre of India and because it was in Wardha that I was able to get a rich piece of land with buildings and plenty of water worth over two lakhs of rupees---I speak under correction - and with nearly 700 fruit trees on land.

HT This Day: June 1, 1935 -- Why he adopted Wardha as his residence
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:34 PM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Riverfront development project: NGT directs PMC not to fell trees till July 31

The decision was taken against the proposed felling of around 6,000 trees for the ₹5,500-crore project by PMC

The work of walking track underway at riverside near Bund Garden. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:31 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

KIUG: Powered by grit women archers hope to win Olympic medal

Ridhi Phor, a 19-year-old archer from Kurukshetra University, aims for an Olympic medal after winning 10 international and 60 national medals so far. Aditi Jaiswal, who braved Covid-19 and a cyclone, hopes to represent India in the Olympics someday and has beaten Olympic archer Deepika Kumari in the past.

Ridhi Phor (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:30 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UP government to bring its first M-sand policy

Stakeholders, representing different sectors involved in the use and supply of sand, providetheir suggestions and recommendations on the draft

M-Sand is a form of artificial sand, which is manufactured by crushing large hard stones, mainly rocks or granite, into fine particles, which are then washed and finely graded. (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:30 PM IST

Govt committed to restoring peace in Manipur: Amit Shah

Amit Shah visited border regions and talked to groups on both sides of the ethnic divide on the third day of his trip to the strife-torn state

Union home minister Amit Shah visited relief camps in strife-torn Manipur on Wednesday. (Twitter/Amit Shah)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:29 PM IST

PMPML scraps e-cab service plan, puts double-decker bus project on hold

Commuters are dismayed with PMPML’s actions, claiming that many announcements to provide better public transport facilities remain only on paper and are never implemented

PMPML has put its plan to purchase 20 electric double-decker buses on hold for the time being. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:27 PM IST
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