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BJP slips in bastions in Doaba; Congress wins both corporations

Of 360 wards, the Congress won 219, the SAD got 20, AAP (11). Three seats went to Bahujan Samaj Party and 8 seats to (BJP) and 101 to Independents.

Congress candidates  celebrating the party’s victory in municipal corporation elections in Punjab on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 05:56 PM IST
ByGagandeep Jassowal and Harpreet Kaur, Jalandhar

Civic polls: 71% turnout in Doaba, 15 booked for violence in Sultanpur Lodhi

Seventy one per cent voters cast ballot on Sunday in 23 urban local bodies of the Doaba region comprising Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar districts

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Published on Feb 15, 2021 01:17 AM IST
ByGagandeep Jassowal/Harpreet Kaur, Jalandhar/hoshiarpur

Fearing backlash, candidates avoid BJP symbol in Punjab civic polls

Candidates loyal to the party are reluctant to use the symbol due to the farmers’ agitation and most are contesting as Independents in the state’s Doaba region

Bathinda BJP president Vinod Kumar Binta (extreme right) filing his nomination papers as an Independent candidate from Bhucho Mandi municipal council. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2021 12:50 PM IST
ByGagandeep Jassowal and Harpreet Kaur

Ventilators gather dust in Hoshiarpur civil hospital as administrative glitches delay installation

The hospital is equipped with 75 beds to accommodate coronavirus patients but in case of an emergency the patients are referred to institutions in other districts

(Representative Image/Reuters)
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times/Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

It’s now or never: Let’s not forget our social responsibilities

It is time, we, the citizens of India, understood our own role and responsibility in limiting the spread and transmission of Covid-19.

Kindness counts: Volunteers packing food packets distribute to people during the lockdown in India to prevent the spread of Covid-19.(ANI)
Published on May 30, 2020 09:54 PM IST
ByHarpreet Kaur Baweja

Four more test positive for Covid-19 in Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar, taking Punjab count to 37

Wife, daughter-in-law and close contact of Moranwali village resident, who tested positive last week, are among those infected; with this, 27 people who came in contact with Baldev Singh, 70, the first coronavirus death victim in the state, are Covid-19 patients

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Published on Mar 27, 2020 01:17 PM IST
ByHarpreet Kaur and Gagandeep Jassowal

Once in a lifetime moment for Capt Tanya’s proud parents as she becomes first Indian woman to lead Army Day parade

As he watched his daughter, Captain Tanya Sher Gill lead the parade at the Army Day celebrations in New Delhi on Wednesday, Surat Singh Sher Gill could not hold back his tears. It was one of the proudest moments of his life as a parent. “I’m privileged to see my daughter reach thus far.

Captain Tanya Sher Gill, the first woman officer to lead the Army Day parade in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Vipin Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHarpreet Kaur, Garhdiwala (hoshiarpur)

Two years after he crossed border inadvertently, Pakistani teenager gets to go home on January 14

Additional home secretaries of Punjab and Delhi have been directed to bring Mubshar Bilal from Hoshiarpur and Sajjad Haider, who is in detention in Delhi, to the Attari-Wagah border under police escort at noon on January 14 so that they may be handed over to Pakistani Rangers and their families

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Updated on Jan 09, 2020 01:42 PM IST
ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

‘It’s never too late for learning’: This Punjab man gets masters’ degree at 83

A native of Daata village of Hoshiarpur, Gill had left his studies after completing graduation from Khalsa College, Mahilpur, in 1957 and taking a teaching course from Khalsa College, Amritsar, the following year.

Sohan Singh Gill, who earned a masters degree at the age of 83.Harpreet Kaur/HT Photo
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Preferred over bigwigs, Congress bets big on this doctor

His candidature has upset many Congressmen, including former Union minister of state Santosh Chowdhary. Incidentally, Raj Kumar is the only sitting Congress MLA in Punjab to have been picked to contest the Lok Sabha elections.

Chabbewal MLA Raj Kumar(HT)
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 02:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur

Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat: Alternating between BJP and Congress since 1998

The political landscape of the Hoshiarpur constituency altered with the entrance of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the arena which polled around 2.13 lakh votes in 2014.

Vijay Sampla of BJP is the sitting MP from Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha constituency.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur

Sukhpal Khaira says will provide Punjab a new third front

Targeting Arvind Kejriwal, Khaira said the Delhi chief minister “harps on autonomy for Delhi but is hell bent on stifling democratic voices within his own party”.

Former leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira addressing a convention along with other dissident AAP MLAs at Garhshankar in Hoshiarpur on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur) | ByHarpreet Kaur, Garhshankar (hoshiarpur)

After cholera, vector-borne diseases pose threat in Hoshiarpur

Poor maintenance of roads, choked drain pipes and deep potholes result in accumulation of water, which become a breeding place for mosquitoes and other carriers of vector-borne diseases.

The water logged road near mini secretariat, Hoshiatpur.(Harpreet Kaur/HT)
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 10:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur

Surge in diarrhoea, cholera cases in Hoshiarpur; two deaths reported

The number of patients being treated for diarrhoea at the local civil hospital has gone up to 140, from 84 on Sunday.

Health department team distributing chlorine tablets in Hoshiarpur.(Harpreet Kaur/ht)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 09:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur

Newborn dies after ambulance driver leaves mother, infant on road outside hospital

The driver left the mother, infant when family expressed inability to pay him more.

(Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 12:21 PM IST
Hindutsan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

The magic of Mahilpur: FIFA fever running high in soccer town

Known as the football nursery of the state, Mahilpur football academy has churned out at least 200 players who have played at the national and international levels.

Players training at Mahilpur football academy in Hoshiarpur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2018 05:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Don’t want bloodshed, but will retaliate if Pak violates truce: BSF DG

KK Sharma said India was a peaceful country and did not want bloodshed but, if challenged, its security forces give a befitting reply to the enemy.

BSF recruits showcase a drill during the passing-out parade at the training centre at Kharkan camp near Hoshiarpur on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
Updated on May 20, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Slow lifting of wheat leaves Hoshiarpur farmers worried

The administration claimed that 90% of the stock was procured by Pungrain, Markfed, PUNSUP, Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, Punjab Agro, FCI.

Buyers and the labourers are also finding it hard to move around. The shortage of gunny bags and transportations has hit the procurement process.(HT File)
Updated on May 02, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Knew of affair, says family of Punjab woman who converted, married in Pakistan

Family members say Kiran Bala had dropped hints that she may not be coming back.

File photo of Kiran Bala who got married with a man in Pakistan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 09:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur) | ByHarpreet Kaur

Want to see my husband’s face one last time, says wife of man killed in Iraq

His mother says they had sent him to Iraq after taking a loan of Rs 2.5 lakh, which is yet to be repaid.

Surjit’s widow, Usha (centre), was inconsolable and broke into tears several times following confirmation by Sushma Swaraj that his husband had been killed in Iraq.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
Updated on Mar 21, 2018 05:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar/Hoshiarpur | ByParampreet Singh Narula and Harpreet Kaur

Gold loan scam in Punjab: SBI branch manager, financier booked

Fraud Case: Borrowers have blamed the financier who, they say, mortgaged substandard gold in their names without their knowledge; empanelled jeweller certified fake gold as pure.

Financier Sukhwinderpal Singh (blue shirt), who was caught by borrowers in Hoshiarpur on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2018 10:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

SBI gold loan scam in Hoshiarpur: Complaint filed against borrowers

RTI activist Rajiv Vashisht, who has apprised the Reserve Bank of India, the  Prime Minister’s Office and the Union finance minister of the scam demanding a thorough probe, said that without bank officials' involvement it, could not have taken shape.

Bank authorities have also sought a fraud case against the goldsmith, who had certified the gold ornaments pledged with the bank to avail loans.(HT File/Representative image)
Updated on Mar 17, 2018 11:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Anti-rabies vaccine to be administered intradermally: Punjab govt

The directorate of health has asked civil surgeons to strictly follow the new guidelines and cite reasons in their monthly reports in case the vaccine is administered using the old technique.

Last year, under Government of India’s National Rabies Control Programme (NRCP), training was given to nodal officers and paramedical staff of the health department.(Representative image)
Updated on Mar 07, 2018 03:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Newly recruited doctors to get full salary, says Manpreet Badal

At present, the newly recruited medical are paid only basic salary during probation period of three years .

Manpreet Singh Badal
Updated on Jan 21, 2018 12:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

After 3 years in confinement, ray of hope for deaf and mute Pakistani boy

The boy in question has already spent three years in confinement, which is the maximum time period a delinquent can be detained.

Former Rajya Sabha member and Indian Red Cross Society’s vice-chairman Avinash Rai Khanna has promised to use Red Cross’ Restoring Family Link (RFL) programme to trace his parents in Pakistan(HT File/Representative image)
Updated on Jan 03, 2018 05:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur

In India for past 3 years, another Pakistani boy awaits repatriation

The boy, around 18, who is not able to hear and speak, had crossed over to India in the Dera Baba Nanak sector in November 2015.

Juvenile offences are meant to be settled within six months, but the case of this boy is not making headway due to his physical impediments.(HT File/Representative image)
Updated on Jan 03, 2018 02:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Stray cattle destroying crops in Kandi, Bet areas

In the Bet (floodplains along the river) area, herds of roz (feral cows) come out of nowhere at night and invade the farms.

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Updated on Dec 15, 2017 01:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur’s big clock starts ticking after 81 years

The chime did not peal for decades but no effort was made by the municipal authorities to set it right.

The Hoshiarpur clock tower was built in 1936.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2017 01:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Lahore lawyer seeks to make British government party in Bhagat Singh case

The three young men were sentenced to death in the murder case of British police officer John P Saunders.

Bhagat Singh(HT)
Updated on Sep 27, 2017 11:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Credit war in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur over Modi’s gift to Trump: Who made the wooden chest?

Cottage Industries Corporation (CIC), which has been supplying plastic and wood inlay items to the PM’s office through the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India (CCICI) for decades, claimed that the wooden chest was made to order at their workshop. But another artisan father-son have claimed the chest is made by them

US President Donald Trump (R) at the joint news conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2017 09:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur
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