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Chandigarh’s AQI crosses 400 on Lohri night

At 430, the average AQI at 9 pm was worst at the Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) in Sector 53, Chandigarh, followed by 423 at the Sector 22 CAAQMS, both in the “severe” category

Chandigarh’s AQI is usually far better than Delhi. On Saturday, however, the most crowded places in Delhi, including Punjabi Bagh was in close range with an average AQI of 477. Dwarka had an index of 469 and Okhla 464. Chandigarh’s air quality was, in fact, worse than some stations in Delhi like Lodhi Road, where AQI was 414, and Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, where AQI was 428. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

It’s Diwali once more for fireworks traders in Lucknow

The upcoming consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Lucknow has brought excitement for fireworks traders, as temporary licenses will be provided for the sale of crackers on January 22. Traders are eager to set up stalls and clear their remaining stock from Diwali.

There is both excitement and demand for crackers in the market. (DEEPAK GUPTA/ HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 07:44 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Entire world waiting for Jan 22, light Ram Jyoti, celebrate Diwali: PM

Modi inaugurates ₹15,700 projects, including Maharishi Valmiki International airport, Ayodhya Dham Junction railway station.

Prime Minister Narendra addressed a rally at Maharshi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh India on Saturday, December 30, 2023. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 09:50 PM IST
By, Ayodhya

Sunrays: Peace is not the absence of war

Further, I happened to overhear that the child wanted to buy an Amar Chitra Katha titled, ‘Valmiki’s Ramayana’ from the book section adjacent the coffee shop. But the father wanted him to pick up ‘David Copperfield’ by Charles Dickens. That was the cause of admonishment! I was stunned!

The character of a society or a country is the mean of the character of people that constitute it. If each one of us realises the value of good character and builds it for ourselves and our children, the world shall benefit immensely. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 24, 2023 08:34 AM IST

Joyous Reunion: Shravasti village celebrates safe return of loved ones

Residents of this Shravasti village, located near the Indo-Nepal border, transformed the dusty roads into paths of enchantment.

As the moment of reunion arrived, the villagers erupted in cheers and applause that echoed through the village. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 09:48 AM IST
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