Chitleen K Sethi

Chitleen K Seth 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.

Articles by Chitleen K Sethi

Prisoners' release: Gurbaksh wants focus on his list of seven for now

Supporters of Gurbaksh Singh, who is on a fast demanding release of Sikh prisoners who have purportedly completed their terms, said on Wednesday that the former militant feels the government should, for now, focus on the release of seven prisoners listed by him.

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Updated on Jan 08, 2015 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Vigilance bureau to book PCS officer for corruption

Punjab vigilance bureau is all set to register an FIR against PCS officer Nachattar Singh Brar, posted as the Faridkot district transport officer, for alleged corruption.

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Updated on Jan 01, 2015 09:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

SGPC supported ghar wapsi programme initially: Ram Gopal

Ram Gopal, the president of the Dharam Jagran Manch’s Punjab unit, that is leading the “ghar wapsi” (conversion) programme of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the state spoke to assistant editor Chitleen K Sethi on Tuesday on the activities of the manch, its relationship with the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, the Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP.

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Updated on Dec 31, 2014 09:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

SAD seeks ban on poppy husk now, Centre ordered it in 2012

Even as the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) launches the nation’s war on drugs from Punjab, demanding a complete ban on the cultivation of opium in the country among other things, here is something it missed. The Indian government had in March 2012 banned the extraction of “doda post” (lanced poppy husk or LPH) from poppy plants as well as its sale.

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Updated on Dec 30, 2014 07:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Shahedi Jor Mela: SAD leaders assert Sikh identity

Clearly shifting the spotlight from economic development to the Panth, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday set the stage for the reassertion of the Sikh identity, deemed to be facing a “threat” at the hands of “dangerous forces” sweeping the country. SAD leaders projected the party as the only “saviour” of the Sikh quam (community) and the need to strengthen it.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2014 10:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Fatehgarh Sahib

Badals move in choppers, official cars on own trip

How much can one travel within Badal village? Certainly not 34,310 km. But this is exactly how a vehicle in Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s entourage moved from March to May this year, clocking over 11,000 km a month, 366 km a day.

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Updated on Dec 27, 2014 06:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

With inflated fuel bills, Punjab ministers take govt for a ride

In a ‘well-oiled’ scam that led to a loss of crores to the public exchequer, several Punjab ministers and chief parliamentary secretaries claimed highly inflated fuel reimbursements for distances travelled in their official vehicles which are impractical, official records accessed under the Right to Information Act have revealed.

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Updated on Dec 26, 2014 05:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Cong tests lung power, Akalis have slips of tongue

As Congress legislators put their lung power to test in the assembly on Tuesday, shouting virtually non-stop through the day, the Akalis learnt vital lessons in holding their tongue. Unsavoury slips of tongue by revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia and Virsa Singh Valtoha turned a bad day for the Akalis into a nightmare.

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Updated on Dec 24, 2014 09:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

36% of Punjab’s old-age pensioners found ineligible

A 15-day verification drive of old-age pensioners in Punjab undertaken by the government has revealed that almost 36% of those getting the pension are not authorised to receive it.

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Updated on Dec 18, 2014 10:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh
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