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Chandigarh tricity area’s daily Covid cases cross 100 again

Within tricity, Chandigarh saw its tally of Covid cases jumping from 34 to 52 over the past 24 hours. In Mohali, the number rose from 33 to 46 and in Panchkula from 29 to 42
Chandigarh tricity area’s daily Covid cases crossed the 100-mark. (HT File)
Chandigarh tricity area’s daily Covid cases crossed the 100-mark. (HT File)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 02:17 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula

Haryana: One dead, two injured in road mishap in Rewari

The mishap took place when the trio was standing near the roadside after visiting their tube wells on Sunday night
 (Image for representational purpose)
(Image for representational purpose)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 05:03 AM IST
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Chandigarh tricity’s Covid cases drop to 96; unvaccinated man dies in Mohali

The patient, a 73-year-old man from Kansal village, was admitted at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16, Chandigarh
This was the seventh Covid-related fatality in Mohali in the past three weeks. (AFP File Photo)
This was the seventh Covid-related fatality in Mohali in the past three weeks. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 04:05 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula

BJP says arrested militant not its member; parties in J&K demand high-level probe

BJP spokesperson Abhinav Sharma claimed the captured terrorist, Talib Hussain Shah of Rajouri, visited the party headquarters by posing as a reporter of a news portal under a conspiracy to conduct recce at the behest of his handlers across the border to target the party leadership.
The BJP on Monday denied claims that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist nabbed in Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir was its member, even as other parties attacked the saffron party and demanded a high-level probe. (ANI)
The BJP on Monday denied claims that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist nabbed in Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir was its member, even as other parties attacked the saffron party and demanded a high-level probe. (ANI)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 02:40 AM IST
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Haryana: INLD to contest upcoming zila parishad polls on party symbol

Ellenabad MLA Abhay Singh Chautala said all four active members of Ajay’s family had been threatening people to vote for their nominee in the Dabwali civic body polls
Ellenabad MLA Abhay Singh Chautala said they will announce the candidate names within the next 15 day. (HT file photo)
Ellenabad MLA Abhay Singh Chautala said they will announce the candidate names within the next 15 day. (HT file photo)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 04:48 AM IST
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By, Rohtak

Truck driver burnt alive in Karnal road accident

Three persons, including a mother-son duo, were also killed after a canter hit a motorcycle and a cycle at Bhiwani’s Malikpur village
Villagers blocking the national highway after three people, including a woman and her son, were killed after a truck hit a cycle and a motorcycle in Bhiwani on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Villagers blocking the national highway after three people, including a woman and her son, were killed after a truck hit a cycle and a motorcycle in Bhiwani on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 04:39 AM IST
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Single-use plastic ban: 164 challaned in Chandigarh tricity in 2 days

A total of 164 people were challaned across Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula on Friday and Saturday for using single-use plastic items
Any person violating the ban orders will be punishable with imprisonment up to five years or fine up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh, or both. (HT Photo)
Any person violating the ban orders will be punishable with imprisonment up to five years or fine up to 1 lakh, or both. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 02:47 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula

NIA takes over probe into Amravati killing

The “involvement of organisations and international linkages” will be investigated in the NIA probe, the home ministry said in a tweet.
One of the accused in the Udaipur killing outside an NIA court in Jaipur on Saturday. (PTI)
One of the accused in the Udaipur killing outside an NIA court in Jaipur on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 05:11 AM IST
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J&K: Revenue officer caught accepting bribe of 1.5 lakh

Ashok Sharma was arrested on Thursday night and 9 lakh were also recovered from the tout, Raman Gupta’s possession
The ACB had received a complaint against Sharma and his associates for demanding a bribe of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 lakh for issuing fard (document of lands) (Image for representational purpose)
The ACB had received a complaint against Sharma and his associates for demanding a bribe of 25 lakh for issuing fard (document of lands) (Image for representational purpose)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 04:55 AM IST
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BJP slams Pratibha over her Kotkhai case remark

Mahila Morcha president Rashmidhar Sood led the protest at Dharamshala and submitted a memorandum to the governor through deputy commissioner over the issue
The Congress president had stirred a row after she, during a public meeting in Lahaul and Spiti, called the Kotkhai rape and murder case a ‘Chhoti Si Vardaat’ (minor incident), alleging that it was blown out of proportion by the BJP to win the assembly elections. (HT Photo for representational purpose)
The Congress president had stirred a row after she, during a public meeting in Lahaul and Spiti, called the Kotkhai rape and murder case a ‘Chhoti Si Vardaat’ (minor incident), alleging that it was blown out of proportion by the BJP to win the assembly elections. (HT Photo for representational purpose)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 04:52 AM IST
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By, Dharamshala/shimla

Covid claims fifth life in Mohali in 18 days

This was the fifth virus-related death in Mohali district in the past 18 days after no fatality for nearly three months since March 2
A total of 126 people also tested positive for Covid in the tricity on Friday, compared to 177 the day before. (HT PHOTO)
A total of 126 people also tested positive for Covid in the tricity on Friday, compared to 177 the day before. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 02:58 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula

Quota to power balance: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde faces tall tasks

  • The new Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde will also have to find a way to restore the political reservation that the OBC community enjoyed in local self-government bodies but was set aside by the Supreme Court in March this year.
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde with state deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis chaired a meeting of the State disaster management department, at Mantralaya in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo/Eknath Shinde Twitter)
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde with state deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis chaired a meeting of the State disaster management department, at Mantralaya in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo/Eknath Shinde Twitter)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 07:08 AM IST
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Torrential rain lashes city, triggers traffic chaos

Heavy monsoon showers pounded the city in the last 24 hours, leaving several areas inundated and bringing the traffic on major arterial roads to a crawl
Motorists drive in heavy rain on Marol-Aarey road on Friday. Vijay Bate/HT Photo
Motorists drive in heavy rain on Marol-Aarey road on Friday. Vijay Bate/HT Photo
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 12:32 AM IST
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Overbearing deputy, OBC quota and state’s finances to keep CM Shinde on edge

His real challenge, however, would be running the government with a powerful ally who will likely control everything in his government
Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis interact with the media before the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis interact with the media before the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 12:04 AM IST
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Monsoon arrives in Punjab, Haryana

According to the meteorological department’s report, the south-west monsoon has advanced into some parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on June 30
Commuters make their way through a waterlogged road in Rohtak on Thursday. (Manoj Dhaka /Hindustan Times)
Commuters make their way through a waterlogged road in Rohtak on Thursday. (Manoj Dhaka /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 03:05 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh/karnal/rohtak/ambala

13 dead, 50 missing after big landslide in Manipur

The incident took place late on Wednesday at Tupul yard railway construction camp, located about 79 km from Imphal. The Territorial Army was deployed near the station to guard the major railway line from Jiribam to Imphal, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said in a statement.
Rescue operations underway after a massive landslide hit the Tupul railway construction camp in Noney district of Manipur, on Thursday. (PTI)
Rescue operations underway after a massive landslide hit the Tupul railway construction camp in Noney district of Manipur, on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:54 AM IST
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By, Imphal/noney

Fadnavis to hold talks with Shiv Sena rebels before Maharashtra govt formation

The BJP and Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena rebels are likely to stake the claim for forming the next government in Maharashtra on Thursday or Friday
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. (HT PHOTO)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 11:11 AM IST
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Shinde’s revolt successful, rebel MLAs leave Assam for Mumbai with a pit-stop in Goa

The Goa administration made elaborate security arrangements as the MLAs used the gate used by the Navy to leave the airport
Thane Shiv Sena South Indian Cell members put up a banner in support of Eknath Shinde depicting him as Bahubali outside his house on Wednesday (Praful Gangurde)
Thane Shiv Sena South Indian Cell members put up a banner in support of Eknath Shinde depicting him as Bahubali outside his house on Wednesday (Praful Gangurde)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 12:53 AM IST
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Mamata’s ‘friendly party’ sweeps GTA polls; TMC wins panchayats, municipal seats

The TMC swept 19 of the 22 village panchayats under the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal and four of the six municipal wards in the districts of North 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Purulia
The BGPM independently contested 36 of the 45 GTA seats and secured 27 while the TMC won 5 of the 10 seats it contested (PTI)
The BGPM independently contested 36 of the 45 GTA seats and secured 27 while the TMC won 5 of the 10 seats it contested (PTI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 10:17 PM IST
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Shiv Sena moves SC against Maharashtra governor's call for floor test tomorrow

  • Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that asking the chief minister to face floor test on June 30 would be contempt of court proceedings since the matter was deferred by Supreme Court till July 11.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (ANI)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (ANI)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 10:27 AM IST
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HR and KC colleges release merit lists, cut-offs drop by around 3% points

Mumbai: As non-state education boards (CBSE, CISCE) are yet to declare their Class 12 board exam results, the first merit list for admissions to undergraduate (UG) degree courses at HR and KC colleges in Churchgate saw their cut-offs dipping by around 3 percentage points on Tuesday
At HR College, the FYBCom list ended at 93.50% this year, 3.5% points lower than last year’s 97%) (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
At HR College, the FYBCom list ended at 93.50% this year, 3.5% points lower than last year’s 97%) (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 12:56 AM IST
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Shinde hints at Maharashtra return as Fadnavis meets governor

Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis returned to Mumbai after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda in Delhi and drove to Raj Bhavan from the airport.
Guwahati: Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde arrives to address media at a hotel where he is staying with other supporting MLAs, in Guwahati, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI06_28_2022_000070B) (PTI)
Guwahati: Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde arrives to address media at a hotel where he is staying with other supporting MLAs, in Guwahati, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI06_28_2022_000070B) (PTI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 05:53 AM IST
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ONGC chopper makes emergency landing in Arabian Sea; Coast Guard joins rescue

Six of the nine people on the ONGC chopper have been rescued and efforts to bring the remaining three to safety are continuing
ONGC emergency landing: OSV Malviya 16, a commercial vessel passing through the area was diverted to rescue the five passengers. The sixth passenger was picked by an ONGC support vessel (Representative Image: OngcIndia.com)
ONGC emergency landing: OSV Malviya 16, a commercial vessel passing through the area was diverted to rescue the five passengers. The sixth passenger was picked by an ONGC support vessel (Representative Image: OngcIndia.com)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 04:22 PM IST
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Indian Coast Guard commissions indigenous ‘ALH MK-III’ helicopter

The Indian Coast Guard said the induction of ALH Mark 3 is a leap forward to self-reliance “in line with the government’s initiative towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’
Indian Coast Guard’s advanced light helicopter ‘ALH CG 835’ in Porbandar, Gujarat on Tuesday. (Twitter Photo)
Indian Coast Guard’s advanced light helicopter ‘ALH CG 835’ in Porbandar, Gujarat on Tuesday. (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 03:17 PM IST
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Panchkula police arrest 39 drug peddlers in last two months

Within the last two months, 39 drug peddlers have been arrested by the Panchkula police as a part of the drive against drugs. A separate unit has been constituted to arrest those dealing in drugs
As per the information shared by the Panchkula police, a drive against drugs was started on the instructions of DCP Surender Pal Singh. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
As per the information shared by the Panchkula police, a drive against drugs was started on the instructions of DCP Surender Pal Singh. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:59 AM IST
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Twitter blocks over 80 posts, handles after Centre’s orders

Among the accounts taken down were Kisan Ekta Morcha and Tractor 2 Twitter, two that were active during the farm protests and with over 500,000 follows in all
The action was in response to 24 legal directions sent by the government over 2021, according to Twitter’s disclosure to the Lumen database, an internet transparency archive. (Representational image)
The action was in response to 24 legal directions sent by the government over 2021, according to Twitter’s disclosure to the Lumen database, an internet transparency archive. (Representational image)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 04:30 AM IST
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Sinha files presidential poll nomination; Oppn calls in ‘battle of ideologies’

The Opposition also announced an 11-member campaign committee to assist Sinha for the election scheduled to be held on July 18
Opposition's Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha accompanied by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, TRS leader KT Rama Rao and JKNC chief Farooq Abdullah during filing his nomination papers for the Presidential election, at the Parliament, in New Delhi.
Opposition's Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha accompanied by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, TRS leader KT Rama Rao and JKNC chief Farooq Abdullah during filing his nomination papers for the Presidential election, at the Parliament, in New Delhi.
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 01:59 AM IST
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Pakistan says Brics member blocked participation in Beijing meeting

Though Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar did not name the Brics member which blocked Pakistan’s participation in the high-level dialogue on global development on June 24, media reports in Pakistan cited sources as saying the country was India.
A member of Brics (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) blocked Pakistan’s participation in a meeting hosted by Beijing on the margins of the bloc’s summit last week, Islamabad said on Monday without naming the country. (AP)
A member of Brics (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) blocked Pakistan’s participation in a meeting hosted by Beijing on the margins of the bloc’s summit last week, Islamabad said on Monday without naming the country. (AP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 01:11 AM IST
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Punjab FM presents AAP govt’s first budget, provision for 300 units of free power

Punjab finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema on Monday presented a 1,55,859.78-crore budget and announced the outstanding debt would rise to 305361.44 crore in the 2022-23 financial year
Punjab finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema presenting the first budget of the Aam Aadmi Party government in the state as chief minister Bhagwant Mann looks on in the assembly on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Punjab finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema presenting the first budget of the Aam Aadmi Party government in the state as chief minister Bhagwant Mann looks on in the assembly on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 12:56 PM IST
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Centre extends Y+ security to rebels

The rebel MLAs also recently wrote to governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, alleging a threat to their lives
CRPF security personnel deployed outside the office of Samadhan Sada Sarvankar, son of rebel Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar, at Shivaji Park, Dadar, in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
CRPF security personnel deployed outside the office of Samadhan Sada Sarvankar, son of rebel Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar, at Shivaji Park, Dadar, in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 04:13 AM IST
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