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Tewari hits the ground running after landing in Chandigarh, BJP hurls ‘outsider’ barb

Interacting with media, Tewari said it was a battle to form the INDIA bloc government at the national level and he was all geared up for it. He added that he will be meeting party workers and devising a poll strategy with focus on issues concerning city’s development

Tewari went to city Congress president HS Lucky’s residence in Sector 8, Chandigarh, where he was welcomed by party workers. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Former councillor accuses Chandigarh Congress chief of bias, misconduct

Jahan alleged that 40 of her associates, including block president of Ward Number 4, have been shifted in an abrupt manner by Chandigarh Congress president HS Lucky

Jannat also threatened to protest against Lucky if her workers are not posted back to their original posts. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 08:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Lok Sabha polls: Manish Tewari is Congress choice for Chandigarh seat

Picked over four-time Chandigarh MP Pawan Kumar Bansal; to take on BJP’s Sanjay Tandon, a Lok Sabha poll debutant, in two-way contest

“I would like to carry forward the good work done by my predecessors,” said Manish Tewari. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 08:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh park shocker: Woman burnt to death after break-up spat

Boyfriend arrested on charges of murder based on woman’s dying declaration; but Chandigarh Police also probing self-immolation angle

Chandigarh Police are investigating whether the girl immolated herself in a pre-planned manner, as claimed by her boyfriend and a friend, whom she had purportedly called earlier in the evening to arrange petrol. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 06:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, crime by juveniles sees 46% surge in a year

The city of Chandigarh, with its ever-widening economic gap between the rich and the poor, is witnessing a disturbing trend; crime by juveniles is on the rise and as per statistics has reached alarming levels

According to police officials, most of the juveniles who turn to crime are school dropouts. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 09:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

5 boys under 11 behind theft spree at Chandigarh’s electric vehicle charging stations

Police crack case with arrest of two scrap dealers; five juveniles, all aged between 8 and 11, sent for counselling, to be enrolled in school

Police have recovered several stolen electronic parts, although they have been rendered useless. (HT)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 09:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Will ensure free, fair polls in Chandigarh: DGP Yadav

Vowing to carry forward the legacy, Chandigarh DGP Yadav said he believed in interaction with cops at all ranks and in developing a strong information network.

Surendra Kumar Yadav took over as Chandigarh DGP on Saturday. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 07:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Need for calibrated engagement with Pakistan, says former envoy Ajay Bisaria

Bisaria was speaking while interacting with Hindustan Times executive editor Ramesh Vinayak in the course of discussion on his critically acclaimed book “Anger Management: The troubled diplomatic relationship between India and Pakistan” at the “Literati” festival organised by the Chandigarh Literary Society

Ajay Bisaria, former Indian high commissioner to Pakistan (left), in conversation with Hindustan Times executive editor Ramesh Vinayak at ‘Literati’ in Chandigarh on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2024 05:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Outgoing Chandigarh DGP warns of rising cyber crime, applauds police efforts

Praveer Kumar Ranjan has been repatriated as the additional director general of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF); 1997-batch IPS officer Surendra Singh Yadav will replace him as the Chandigarh DGP

Police personnel giving farewell to outgoing Chandigarh DGP Praveer Kumar Ranjan on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 09:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh Police fastest in country with emergency response time of 7.03 minutes

. While Chandigarh Police was found to be the fastest, Puducherry ranked second in the country with a response time of 7.11 minutes. This is followed by Tamil Nadu which had an average response time of 8 minutes followed by UP Police with a response time averaging 9.82 minutes. Delhi Police have an average response time of 9.86 minutes.

The Chandigarh Police added 25 Tata Safari vehicles in their PCR fleet last year, replacing the old Ertigas which have been phased out. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 11, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

International Women’s Day: They came, they saw, they conquered

In a remarkable shift, women entrepreneurs are spearheading the startup landscape in the tricity, ushering in an era of innovation and fostering community empowerment. Diving boldly into the varied world of business, from artificial intelligence to virtual reality and education to hospitality and arts, female entrepreneurs are no longer just confined to vanity businesses but are instead making significant strides in diverse sectors.

Diving boldly into the varied world of business, from artificial intelligence to virtual reality and education to hospitality and arts, female entrepreneurs are no longer just confined to vanity businesses but are instead making significant strides in diverse sectors. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 07:47 PM IST

Chandigarh MP Kher, bizman reach compromise in fraud case

In December 2023, Kher had filed a police complaint against Chaitanya Aggarwal, a resident of Shivalik Vihar, NAC, Manimajra, for duping her of ₹8 crore; as per sources, the accused had now returned the money to the MP, following which the complaint against him was withdrawn

A police official stated that they had received a letter from the MP that she wished to withdraw the complaint. “We will be deciding on the next course of action,” said the official. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2024 09:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Child abuse: Worrisome rise in acquittals in Chandigarh as victims retract statements

In a whopping 76% acquittals, accused walked free after victims resiled from their statements given to Chandigarh Police

As per figures made available by police, as many as 60 cases were registered under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in 2020. The figure has been climbing ever since. (HT)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 08:38 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

2 protests a day keep Chandigarh Police on toes through the year

A staggering 883 protests, ranging from small to large, unfolded throughout the year — equivalent to at least two daily, presenting a formidable challenge for Chandigarh Police, not only in maintaining law and order, but also in managing traffic flow

Farmers blocking traffic movement at Jaloli toll plaza in Panchkula on Thursday to protest the use of police force against farmers at Khanauri (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 10:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Realty investments did inspector couple in

The CBI had registered a case under Sections 13 (1) and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act against the inspector couple on Friday

The FIR states that maximum assets that were found to be disproportionate to the couple’s income were accumulated between 2017 to 2021. (HT)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Soldier made false, frivolous allegations against Chandigarh cops: Police Complaints Committee

The report, which relied on closed -circuit television (CCTV) camera footage obtained from the Sector 11 police station from the day of the incident in question, also states that the complainant is facing two cases at different police stations of Punjab

The army soldier, Naik Arvinder Singh, had also moved the Punjab and Haryana high court that had served a notice to the Chandigarh Police. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 09:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Truckers turn blind eye to vision blues, 40% found with weak sight

As many as 150 truck drivers, in the age-group of 25 to 65, turned up at the camp. Many of them, who drive heavy commercial vehicles for hours at stretch, sometimes without adequate sleep, also suffer from cataract.

A trucker being tested at a special eye camp organised at the transport area in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 09:38 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Raka Ghirra conviction: How DSP’s reader-turned- approver tilted the scales

The former reader was arrested along with the DSP, but later turned approver before the CBI in 2012. After the court accepted his plea to become approver, his name was dropped from the FIR and not included in the chargesheet filed in the case.

With the court of special judge (CBI Court) Jagjit Singh sentencing former Punjab DSP Raka Ghirra to six years of rigorous imprisonment this week, a perusal of the 123-page judgment reveals how the statements of Prosecution Witness 6, Manmohan Singh, the DSP’s reader and initially an accused in the case, were crucial, leading to the senior officer’s conviction. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh school stabbing: Out of hospital, victim stabs neighbour in revenge attack

A Class-12 student in India, who was stabbed outside his school, has now been arrested for injuring his neighbor in a revenge attack. The student had misled police about the incident, claiming it was a robbery attempt. It has since been revealed that he had an ongoing feud with his attackers.

In a revenge attack, the Class-12 student who was stabbed outside Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, on Wednesday, injured his neighbour, a suspect in the stabbing incident, with a sharp-edged weapon on Friday evening. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 09:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

The rise and fall of Raka Ghirra

She was the first woman SHO of the Punjab Police and went on to become a deputy superintendent of police in the year 2007

She spent seven years with the Mohali police and was seen as close to senior officers due to her husband. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 09:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

15 shops gutted in blaze at Chandigarh’s Sector-53 furniture market

Notably, of the three water bowsers available with the Chandigarh fire brigade, only one is operational

Firemen were seen calling out to each other in the din in absence of wireless communication. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 11:33 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, Maruti 800 vehicle lifters’ most favourite pick

Out of the total 644 different kinds of four-wheelers stolen in Chandigarh between 2018 and 2023, a whopping 293 were different cars of Maruti brand

Honda City was the second most-preferred choice of crooks, with 86 cars of this model getting stolen during between 2018 and 2023 in Chandigarh. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 05:35 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Fake number plates on Chandigarh Police’s radar

As many as 13 such cases were registered in 2023, more than double than six in the preceding year; even in 2021, 11 such cases were discovered

Figures collected from the Police Command and Control Centre (PCCC) in Sector 17, Chandigarh, reveal that out of the total 9.2 lakh challans issued in 2023, a significant 85% (7.9 lakh) were through CCTV cameras. (iStock)
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 08:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Road fatalities in Chandigarh down by 19% in a year

67 people killed in 64 accidents in 2023 compared to 83 deaths in 79 accidents in 2022, data by Chandigarh Police reveals

Deputy superintendent of police (Road Safety) Jaswinder Singh attributed the reduction in fatal road accidents to strict enforcement and engineering changes in city, among other factors. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 08:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

9.2 lakh traffic violations caught in Chandigarh this year, 85% through CCTVs

The number of challans issued in 2023 is 3.68 lakh more than the last year thus recording a jump of 66.2%; Last year, 5.5 lakh challans were issued for various offences

Chandigarh’s total collections in the form of traffic violation challans stand at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10.6 crore. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 07:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh saw 80 house break-ins this year, just over 50% cases solved

Police data reveals that the maximum number of burglaries were reported in the months of February, March and May when most families go for vacations in wake of school holidays.

Burglars had a field day this year as a total 80 break-ins were reported in Chandigarh in 2023, till date, even as police were able to crack only a little over 50% of these cases. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 25, 2023 08:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Bizman booked for duping Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher of 8 crore

Chaitanya Aggarwal, a resident of Shivalik Vihar, NAC, Manimajra, was booked under Sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector 26 police station in Chandigarh

In her complaint, Kirron Kher stated she was a resident of Sector 7-A, serving Chandigarh as member of Parliament for the last 10 years. “I am an old lady, keeping ill health. Chaitanya Aggarwal cheated me and despite my several requests misappropriated the funds,” she alleged. (Getty image)
Updated on Dec 19, 2023 08:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

In 4 years, cyber frauds in Chandigarh jumped by 56%

Employing new schemes, cyber criminals have targeted 7,512 Chandigarh residents this year, up from 4,793 in 2019

While online fraudsters continue to devise new ways to make quick money, Chandigarh Police also attribute the rise in complaints to increased awareness among residents, who are promptly reporting these crimes. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 18, 2023 07:38 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Cheating, forgery top crimes against elderly in UT: NCRB report

Among the 74 senior citizens who became the crime targets in 2022, a total of 55 were victims of forgery, cheating and cyber-crimes

Cheating, forgery top crimes against elderly (ht)
Updated on Dec 14, 2023 07:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, people in 20s behind most crimes: NCRB report

A significant 53.8% of the total 2,400 people arrested in Chandigarh in 2022 were from the 18 to 30 age group, as per NCRB report

Those in the age range of 30 to 45 were the next largest group, with 640 (26.6%) arrests. Most of them were in the 30s, as per Chandigarh Police. (Getty image)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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