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Punjab has secured 70,000 cr investment so far, says CM Bhagwant Mann at Sarkar-Vyapaar Milni

The CM urged the traders to become a partner in the ongoing revolution to usher in a new era of economic prosperity for the state

CM Bhagwant Mann during an event in Mukerian (Photo: X)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stones of 29 projects worth 4,000 cr in Punjab

The projects will help cut travel time between Hoshiarpur-Phagwara by 50% and Ludhiana-Ropar by 30 min

Union minister Nitin Gadkari announcing projects during a function in Hoshiarpur on Wednesday. (HT )
Updated on Jan 11, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Punjab: Sidhu holds another rally in Hoshiarpur, targets detractors

Unfazed by the opposition from a section of his party leaders, former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday addressed another rally in Hoshiarpur where he attacked his detractors in the party

Former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu addressing a rally in Hoshiarpur on Tuesday.Harpreet Kaur/HT Photo
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Hoshiarpur jail superintendent suspended for beating up prisoner

Inmate had filed writ petition in high court, alleging he was beaten up on October 31, first in the open and then in the superintendent’s room after which he was put in solitary confinement for two days. He claimed he was harassed for not fulfilling ‘illegal’ demands of jail officials.

Inmate had filed writ petition in high court, alleging he was beaten up on October 31, first in the open and then in the superintendent’s room after which he was put in solitary confinement for two days. He claimed he was harassed for not fulfilling ‘illegal’ demands of jail officials. (Representational image)
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 09:04 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Kejriwal checks in for vipassana course in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur

Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique which is taught in the 10-day residential course during which the participants are not allowed any sort of communication with the outside world

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (HT File)
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 07:24 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Centre can’t hamper Punjab’s devp by stopping grants: Mann

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann said that Punjabis were an affluent community and just a call away when funds are needed for a good cause

Centre can’t hamper Punjab’s devp by stopping grants: Mann
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 06:32 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Police evict farmers from Jalandhar-Pathankot highway, take leaders into custody

Sources say police had information that farmers could march towards Gurdaspur to obstruct AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and CM Bhagwant Mann’s rally.

Farmers protesting on the Jalandhar-Pathankot highway in front of Mukerian sugar mill on Friday, demanding operation of sugar mills. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 04:35 PM IST

Hoshiarpur rally: Punjab CM, Arvind Kejriwal launch 867-cr development projects

Both the leaders laid the foundation stones of projects including government medical college to come up at a cost of ₹550 crore

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during ‘Vikas Kranti’ rally in Hoshiarpur on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 07:40 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Will ensure adequate compensation to all flood victims: Punjab CM Mann

Touring flood-affected areas in Hoshiarpur on Thursday, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann also said that the situation is improving. “Water discharge from the dam had decreased and by night, the amount would come down further,” he said.

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann assessing flood situation in Hoshiarpur's Tanda area. (Harpreet Kaur/HT)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 12:18 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Punjab: 25 Bet area villages inundated after water released from Pong dam

The administration had warned people about possible release of water from the dam but villagers were unwilling to leave their houses and other belongings

Rescue operation underway in Tanda villages where Beas water has caused large scale damage. (Harpreet Kaur/HT photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 12:40 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Safai sewak, sewer man job: Grads, engineers, degree holders among 1k candidates in fray

MC assistant commissioner Sandip Tiwari said that 20-25 candidates are highly qualified and belong to different categories.

Nearly 1000 candidates, including engineers and MCA degree holders have applied for the 150 odd posts of safai sewak (sweepers) and 30 posts of sewer man in the municipal corporation (MC).
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 12:47 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Oppostion criticising UCC ignorantly: Sunil Jakhar

Punjab BJP chief Sunil Jakhar has said that opposition parties were slamming the Uniform Civil Code without knowing it in detail

Jahkar said Opposition parties were acting like an “ignorant commentator who passed uninformed judgments”. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 09:20 PM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Punjab: Water from Kandi canal breach inundates Hoshiarpur’s Halluwal village

Deputy commissioner Komal Mittal reviewed the situation along Bhangi, Mehngrowal and Nasrala choes and directed the officials to ensure that the power supply and other essential services were not disrupted

Chabbewal MLA Dr Raj Kumar taking stock of flood situation in Hoshiarpur`s Halluwal village in Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 01:32 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Youth thrashed to death outside petrol pump in Phagwara

Identified as Tanvay, a resident of Ramgarh colony, the victim was returning home after a late-night movie with his friends, when they were attacked by around 10-12 persons

Tanvay, who was thrashed to death outside petrol pump in Phagwara on Friday night. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 12:37 PM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Plea in SC to review quashing of proceedings in SAD dual constitution case

Petition by activist Balwant Singh Khera’s counsel says judgment contained “serious errors” that had resulted in “grave miscarriage of justice” by “aborting” an important criminal trial despite crucial evidence against the Shiromani Akali Dal leaders.

A fresh petition has been filed in the Supreme Court for review of its April 28 judgment that quashed criminal proceedings against Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch and former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir Singh Badal (in photo) and senior leader Daljit Singh Cheema. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 03:56 PM IST

Nadda attacks Rahul for trying to tarnish country’s image overseas

BJP national president JP Nadda on Wednesday accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of tarnishing India’s image in foreign countries by making ‘wayward’ statements

Nadda said the PM was working hard to build a strong image of the country but Gandhi, on the other hand, was trying to bring a bad name to it. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 11:46 PM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Punjab’s AAP govt irresponsible, says BJP leader on drug mafia, gangsters

In Hoshiarpur to list the achievements of the Narendra Modi government, Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat said the Centre had met the demand of additional paramilitary forces for the state, yet the law and order was bad

Shekhawat said that a new chapter of development had been written in nine years of BJP rule. (AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 06:27 PM IST

Punjabi women stranded in Oman recount horrid tales of their trafficking ordeal

As 24 of the 38 women from the state are brought back from Gulf nation, victims in Moga, Ferozepur and Hoshiarpur districts recount the ordeal.

The Punjab government set up a special investigation team (SIT) under Ferozepur superintendent of police Randhir Kumar to probe all human trafficking cases.
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 01:00 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi,

Bhagwant Mann lays foundation stone of chitti bein project

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, on Monday, laid the foundation of the chitti bein project in Garhshankar sub-divisions’ Simbli village as part of the government’s drive to save water.

The project is expected to recharge groundwater in the catchment area. (HT Photo/Sunny Sehgal)
Updated on May 08, 2023 08:49 PM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

SC quashes criminal charges against Badals in forgery case

SC bench said: “We have considered the relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and observed that none of the ingredients of, the offences are made out. ”

Criminal proceedings against Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch and five-time Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal (left), who passed away on Tuesday, his son Sukhbir Singh Badal and senior leader Daljit Singh Cheema have been quashed by the Supreme Court in an alleged case of forgery and cheating related to the SAD’s dual constitution. (HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 10:11 AM IST

Key aide among 4 held for harbouring pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal

In-charge of a ‘dera’ in UP’s Pilibhit, Joga Singh provided shelter and vehicles to fugitive pro-Khalistan leader and also brought him back to Punjab, say police

In-charge of a ‘dera’ in UP’s Pilibhit, Joga Singh provided shelter and vehicles to fugitive pro-Khalistan leader and also brought him back to Punjab, say police.
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 12:26 AM IST
ByAnil Sharma,

Police turn to drones as search for suspects who abandoned car in Hoshiarpur continues

A drone is mapping the area around Hoshiarpur’s Mernaian Kalan to help the intelligence agencies identify the possible route the escapees, suspected to be Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh and his aide, would have taken

Police deployed a drone to search for the persons, suspected to be Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh and his aide, who abandoned their Toyota Innova in a Hohsiarpur village. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 04:43 PM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Massive search in Hoshiarpur after suspects flee car following police chase

This came after intelligence inputs suggested that Waris Punjab De chief may enter any of the Sikh shrines before offering to surrender to the Punjab Police.

The SUV abandoned by escapees who the police suspect are Amritpal Singh and his aides. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 01:12 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Heroes like Brig Chandpuri ensured protection to our borders: Bhagwant Mann

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Friday unveiled the statue of Brigadier Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri, the hero of 1971 Indo-Pak war, at his native village Chandpur Rurki.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann after unveiling the statue of Brigadier (retd.) Kuldip Singh Chandpuri. (Harpreet Kaur/HT) (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 10:34 PM IST
By, Sbs Nagar

Punjab CM closes three toll plazas in Hoshiarpur district

Anticipating criticism for personally coming to announce the closure when the toll barriers were to close down anyway on expiry of the contract, Bhagwant Mann said he had come to ‘expose’ the nexus of toll companies and political parties that ruled the state in the past

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann at the Nangal Shaheedan toll plaza on the Balachaur-Dasuya state highway in Hoshiarpur district on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 15, 2023 03:16 PM IST

Demolition fallout: 4 booked in Jalandhar’s Latifpura land registration scam

Almost six weeks after Jalandhar Improvement Trust demolished structures on 241 marla land in Jalandhar’s Latifpura locality, the Trust has got a forgery case registered against four persons spearheading the protest and demanding rehabilitation at the same site.

Apart from the four persons booked for allegedly fraudulently getting Trust’s land registered in their names without mentioning khasra names, their families members have also been named in the FIR. (HT file photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 07:47 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Bharat Jodo after 30-hour hiatus: Mann shouldn’t be remote-controlled by Delhi: Rahul

As Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Jalandhar on Monday morning and entered Hoshiarpur district, covering about 30 kilometers on the sixth day of its Punjab leg, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi poses for a picture with Swaran Kaur, sister of Bahujan Samaj Party founder Kanshi Ram, and Kanshi Ram Foundation President Lakhbir Singh during a meeting amid the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 12:00 AM IST
By, Hoshiarpur

Congress MP Santokh Chaudhary cremated with full state honours

Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary, who died following a cardiac arrest during the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday in Phillaur, was cremated at his native Dhaliwal Qadian village in Jalandhar district on Sunday with full state honours.

Jalandhar: Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Warring during funeral of party leader Santokh Singh Chaudhary, in Jalandhar on Sunday. Chaudhary died on Saturday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra. (PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 11:03 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar and Harpreet Kaur

Jalandhar Congress MP’s death leaves Punjab leaders shocked

Leaders made a beeline for the residence of Lok Sabha member Santokh Singh Chaudhary, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest during Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, on Saturday

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with party leaders meeting family members of MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary in Jalandhar on Saturday. Chaudhary died in the morning after suffering a cardiac arrest during the party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 04:02 PM IST

Punjab CM announces closure of toll plaza on Hoshiarpur-Tanda road

Bhagwant Mann says FIR registered against firm running Lachowal toll plaza for breaching build operate transfer (BOT) agreement, “misappropriated money” will be recovered

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced the closure of the Lachowal toll plaza on the Hoshiarpur-Tanda road, stating that the Aam Aadmi Party government has refused to grant extension as demanded by the toll operating company. (Ht file photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2022 05:27 PM IST
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