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Punjab bandh: Shops across Doaba region shut, lukewarm response seen in other parts of state

Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:21 PM IST

In the Doaba region, which includes Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar districts, most commercial establishments remained shut and market areas wore a deserted look. The transportation facilities, however, saw no impact.

Protestors blocking the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road near Rama Mandi on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
By, , Vishal Joshi, , Jalandhar/amritsar/ Bathinda/sangrur

Shimla shocker: 2 accidents involving freight trucks in 24 hours, 4 killed

A couple, Mohan Lal Negi, 52, and Asha Negi, 43, residents of Jubbal in Shimla, who were in one of the cars into which the truck collided, died on the spot.

Locals gather around mangled remains of vehicles after an apple-laden truck reportedly went out of control, hit four vehicles, turned turtle, and crushed two people, in Chhaila area of Shimla district, Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:26 PM IST
By, Shimla

BJP damaging social fabric by bulldozing houses in Nuh: Abhay Chautala

Speaking on the sidelines of the party’s “Parivartan Padyatra” at Karnal, Indian National Lok Dal’s (INLD) Abhay Chautala said, “Under which law were the houses of innocent people bulldozed by the government? If some miscreants forcibly enter the property of an innocent person, it does not mean that the owner of this property is declared as a criminal.”

Indian National Lok Dal’s (INLD) Abhay Chautala said Haryana had witnessed such violence twice, alluding to the 2016 Jat quota agitation, under the BJP-led government’s term. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 11:47 AM IST
By, Karnal

Punjab bandh LIVE: Shopkeeper fires at protesters trying to close shops in Moga

Punjab Bandh Live Updates: Follow live updates on the Punjab bandh jointly organised by Dalit and Christian communities here.

Protestors blocked Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road near Rama Mandi(HT)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:21 PM IST

UT revises ground rent of vacant land, parade ground

As per the notification issued, the rent of all vacant lands, open spaces or reserve lands, falling under the jurisdiction of the UT administration, has increased to ₹ 3,000 per day from ₹1,000 per day. The refundable security has also been hiked to ₹7,000

The rent of Parade Ground, Sector 17, which was earlier <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40,000 per day is increased to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>60,000 per day. (HT)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Equip all STPs with monitoring systems: Chandigarh administration to MC

In compliance with the directives of National Green Tribunal (NGT), a comprehensive review meeting was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of UT advisor Dharampal to evaluate the advancements made in the domains of Liquid Waste Management (LWM) and Solid Waste Management (SWM) within the city

During the meeting, it was discussed that of the total eight STPs in the city, five have already been brought in line with the latest norms for efficient wastewater management. (HT)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:04 AM IST
Bychandigarh@hindustantimes.com, Chandigarh

Chandigarh to acquire land for Railway under bridge at Raipur Kalan

According to the notification issued by the administration, the SIA is required to be carried out in consultation with the municipal corporation (MC) and landowners in the affected areas in view of the provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Social Impact Assessment and Consent) Rules 2014

Administration will acquire 0.74 acres of land of Raipur Kalan village for the construction of the RUB. (HT)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

After brawl at SD College authorities make i-cards mandatory

This happened after the Student Organisation of India (SOI) and the Sanatan Dharam College Union (SDCU) accused each other of bringing outsiders to the campus owing to the upcoming elections

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:57 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

P’kula club owner approaches police over threat calls

A zero first information report under Sections 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code was registered in police station of Sector 7, Panchkula, and the same was forwarded to Mohali police

The caller, who claimed to be gangster Goldy Brar from Canada, said that he has details of Sharma as well as his family. (HT)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:54 AM IST
By, Panchkula

MACT awards 16lakhs to kin of 18-yr-old killed in mishap

Tribunal presided over by additional district and session judge Ved Parkash Sirohi said that the compensation is to be paid by owner and driver of the vehicle, Sahil Sharma, a resident of Ambala

The victim, 18-year-old Bhanu, was killed in the accident that took place on August 13, 2022. (iStock)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:52 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Seeking regularisation, two ‘motivator workers’ climb atop water tank in Mohali

The employees, who were also carrying a bottle of fuel in their hand, refused remained atop the water tank for almost seven hours, demanding regularisation of jobs

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:51 AM IST
By, Mohali

Spice of Life: From flights of fancy to dreams taking off

My desire to catch a flight someday found its ground when the once trailblazing invention by ‘Wright Brothers’ mentioned in our school textbook spiritedly tickled my fancies. Little did I know then that from flying a modest paper plane, I would, decades later, fly aboard a real plane!

To witness a far-flung plane, in full-flight, loom out of dense clouds and dip its nose was surreal as within minutes it pulled out its wheels, signalling touch-down any moment, writes UN Upadhaya
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:04 AM IST
ByUN Upadhaya

Murder bid on dera follower: Faridkot police get 2-day custody of Lawrence Bishnoi’s aide Brar

Faridkot police presented Brar in the court of judicial magistrate Ajaypal Singh after his three-day remand in an extortion case ended on Tuesday.

Faridkot police presented Brar in the court of judicial magistrate Ajaypal Singh after his three-day remand in an extortion case ended on Tuesday.
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:03 AM IST
By, Faridkot

High time Bhagwant Mann takes responsibility and works for state, says Punjab BJP chief Sunil Jakhar

Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Sunil Jakhar was here to attend a meeting with party workers in Sunder Nagar, Ludhiana and said the youth needs employment but in the absence of any expansion of the industry, there are no job avenues.

Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Sunil Jakhar along with other leaders in Ludhiana. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:01 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Branding of wellness centres: Punjab must go by the book to get Ayushman funds: Govt in RS

All states and UTs execute a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Centre as per the framework of the national health mission (NHM) which mandates compliance by the states with the guidelines issued under it

The PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM) with an outlay of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>64,180 crore till 2025-26 envisages increased investments in public health and other health reforms to provide better access in rural areas by strengthening Health and Wellness Centres in villages and cities for early detection of diseases (HT File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:58 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Central team assess flood damage in Mohali, Patiala & Sangrur districts in Punjab

An inter-ministerial Central team visited flood-affected areas in Punjab to assess the damage caused by recent floods and gather information from local officials and farmers. The Punjab government had requested the Centre's intervention to compensate farmers for the loss of crops. The team will submit a report to the Union government for appropriate action to be taken.

The team led by NDMA advisor will be in Rupnagar and Jalandhar on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:52 AM IST
By, Mohali/patiala/sangrur

Rajasthan show interest in buying paddy stubble from Punjab

In October and November during paddy harvest season, Punjab produces 22 million tonnes of paddy stubble, out of which 40% (8.8 million tonnes) is used in the boilers, as industrial fuel and mixed in the soil and rest approximately 13.2 million tonnes in set ablaze leading towards a serious health and environmental hazard, as per official state figures

A farmer with a paddy straw management machine at Mehma Sawai village in Bathinda (HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Independence Day security review: Ensure arrangements, Punjab DGP tells force

Independence Day: A meeting of four districts of Patiala Range — Patiala, Malerkotla, Sangrur and Barnala — was held in Patiala.

Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav addresses a meeting with senior police officers of various districts of Punjab over security arrangements ahead of Independence Day in Patiala on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 09:09 AM IST
By, Patiala

Paid parking facility: Bathinda municipal corporation to amend resolution

Officials said after consultation with local market associations earlier this year, the MC also passed a provision for paid roadside parking at various spots in the city and empowered private contractor to tow away cars parked in the no-parking zones

Traders and political party leaders stage a protest in Bathinda on Tuesday. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:32 AM IST
By, Bathinda

Punjab: Post floods, paddy resown on 6,460 acres in Jalandhar

As many as 13,590 acres of paddy crop got damaged in the floods that wreaked havoc in Jalandhar’s 34 villages; deputy commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said the department was asked to get 25 quintal seeds and officials used vacant lands to prepare the saplings with the help of volunteers

Chief agriculture officer Dr Jaswant Rai said the department was constantly in touch with the affected farmers through WhatsApp groups. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Drugs case: Punjab and Haryana high court seeks Punjab’s reply on Raj Jit’s plea

The bench of justice Gurvinder Singh Gill has sought response by December 11; Raj Jit, 53, was dismissed from service in April on “drug charges — colluding with smugglers and framing innocent persons in false cases and running an extortion racket along with another cop, Inderjit Singh

In his plea, Raj Jit has challenged April 17 order of dismissing him as AIG Punjab.
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:25 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Summit to promote Punjab tourism soon: Punjab tourism and cultural affairs minister Anmol Gagan Maan

Punjab tourism and cultural affairs minister said the main objective of the summit was to promote tourism and large-scale investment in Punjab

Punjab tourism and cultural affairs minister Anmol Gagan Maan (File photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Bambiha gang shooters arrested with two pistols in Moga

The accused have been identified as Ankit Kadian of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh and Santosh, alias Saiko, of Patna in Bihar.; the police recovered two country-made .32 bore pistols, eight cartridges, and 200 tablets of intoxicant powder from their possession

Two shooters of Davinder Bambiha gang who were arrested by the police in Moga on Tuesday. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Haryana’s excise revenue increased by 26% this year: Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala

Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala said after the auctioning of all liquor vends, the revenue receipts from liquor are likely to be 27% more than last year

Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala (HT File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: CBI arrests two MC officials in graft case

The CBI also recovered ₹1 lakh from the officers. The accused were identified as Sandeep Kumar, health supervisor in the sanitary department, MC, Chandigarh, and chief sanitary inspector Chandramohan.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested two officers of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, for allegedly seeking graft for reinstating a sacked employee. (Representational image)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Security guard held for murdering wife in Yamunanagar

The victim lived in Yamunanagar with her two sons after having separated from the accused a few years ago

Police arrested a security guard held for murdering his wife in Yamunanagar. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:13 AM IST
By, Ambala

1-cr extortion case: Slain gangster’s brother, UT cop booked

Two days after the Chandigarh Police booked a sub-inspector (SI) along with three others for kidnapping a Bathinda-based businessman and extorting ₹1.01 crore from him, police on Tuesday booked two more persons, the brother of slain gangster Sonu Shah and a UT constable who is deployed as former’s personal security officer (PSO).

The police on Tuesday booked two more persons, the brother of slain gangster Sonu Shah and a UT constable who is deployed as former’s personal security officer (PSO). (Representational image)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:13 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

No air travel, luxury hotels for babus on tour to Delhi: Banwarilal Purohit

This decision comes in the wake of revelations made by RTI activist RK Garg, who exposed the extravagant expenses incurred by the officers of the UT administration, which was published in a section of media. In a letter addressed to the UT adviser, Banwarilal Purohit emphasised the moral responsibility of officers to ensure prudent utilisation of public funds and avoid unnecessary expenditures. He stated that it was reported that officers stayed in luxury hotels in Delhi and travelled by business class on commercial flights.

In a move to enforce austerity measures, Punjab governor and UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday issued a directive that prohibits officers from travelling by air and staying in luxury hotels during their Delhi tour. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Jammu and Kashmir LG Sinha holds review meeting for I-Day

Sinha took appraisal of the campaigns and events planned by the district administrations and government departments to be conducted under the “Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan”

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:07 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Chandigarh: Man gets 20-year jail term for sexually assaulting girl

The court has also imposed a fine of ₹30,000 on Mohit, then 21 years old, from Sector 20, Chandigarh. A fast-track POCSO court has awarded 20 years jail to a man for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, whom he met on social media.

A fast-track POCSO court has awarded 20 years jail to a man for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, whom he met on social media. (Representational image)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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