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CEO Pole reviews preparedness for Lok Sabha polls in J&K

A training workshop for officers from administration and police of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district (of Srinagar parliamentary constituency) was conducted in the conference Hall of Mini Secretariat

Senior officials of the district administration apprised Pole of the preparations being made (HT File)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 05:24 AM IST
By, Srinagar/jammu

‘Sarkar-Vapaar Milni’: To topple Delhi, Punjab govt, BJP offered AAP MLAs 25 crore each, says Kejriwal

Kejriwal was addressing a gathering during the ‘Sarkar-Vapaar Milni’ in Ludhiana on Sunday. He along with Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann also appealed to the people of Punjab to make his party victorious on all 13 seats.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal interacting with industrialists and traders during a ‘Sarkar-Vapaar Milni’ programme in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 05:10 AM IST
By, Ludhiana/amritsar

BJP fields two former chief ministers in Assam, Tripura for Lok Sabha polls

The BJP has fielded former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal from Dibrugarh and former Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb from the West Lok Sabha constituency

Biplab Kumar Deb and Sarbananda Sonowal. (File)
Published on Mar 03, 2024 01:47 PM IST

New faces, veterans in BJP’s first list for Lok Sabha polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party has this time named 34 Union ministers and two former chief ministers in the list

The BJP on Saturday announced the first list of 195 candidates for Lok Sabha elections (PTI Photo)
Published on Mar 03, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Snowfall in higher reaches of J&K, rains lash plains

During the past 24 hours, there has been moderate rain or snow in most parts of the Valley with heavy snow or rainfall over a few places

People walk amid fresh snowfall in Shopian on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 05:22 AM IST
By, Jammu/srinagar

Three injured in clash at Jamia

Jamia proctor Waseem Khan said the matter stemmed from a small quarrel between a few students, and has been resolved

Police said the fight occurred near the university’s gate number 13 (File)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 05:58 AM IST

Militants who abducted cop in Manipur booked under UAPA

The Manipur Police on Wednesday registered a case under UAPA against militants who abducted a senior police officer

Manipur CM N. Biren Singh accompanied by ministers, MLAs and chief secretary, visited Addl SP M Amit Singh, who was recently attacked by armed miscreants at Raj Medicity Hospital in Imphal on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 04:30 AM IST

Three held with 6 illegal weapons, 302gm heroin in Punjab’s Jalandhar

All arrested accused are historysheeters and have cases registered against him for robbery and attempt to murder under the Indian Penal Code, the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and Arms Act

Jalandhar police said four countrymade weapons, two.32 pistols and ammunition was recovered from the accused.
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:58 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Sukhu government in Himachal on brink as BJP stuns Congress in Rajya Sabha poll

c: The shock loss in Himachal Pradesh, the only north Indian state ruled by the Congress, was a major jolt to INDIA bloc.

BJP candidate Harsh Mahajan celebrates after being elected as Rajya Sabha member at the Himachal Pradesh Assembly complex, in Shimla, on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:23 AM IST
By, Shimla/new Delhi

Farmers take out tractor rallies in Punjab, Haryana against WTO

Farmer leaders claimed the WTO’s objective was to end farm subsidies, and if India followed it, that would be “suicidal”.

Farmers raise slogans during a tractor march at Golden gate in Amritsar on Monday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 08:06 AM IST
By, Bathinda/amritsar/jalandhar/karnal

Opposition trains guns on Haryana govt over law and order situation

The murder of INLD state president Nafe Singh Rathee and a party worker prompted the political parties to target BJP-JJP’s coalition government in Haryana.

With party’s general secretary Abhay Singh Chautala accusing the government of not providing security to his right-hand man, former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda termed Haryana as “most unsafe state in the country”. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 01:47 AM IST
By, Karnal/chandigarh:

Diesel freight train runs for over 80km from Kathua to Punjab village without drivers

No casualty or damage to property has been reported, they said and added that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident that took place between 7.25 am and 9 am

The 53-wagon train loaded with chip stones was on its way to Punjab from Jammu, the officials said (ANI)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 05:04 AM IST
By, Jammu/hoshiarpur

Farmers observe ‘black day’, burn BJP leaders’ effigies

Various farmer unions under the banner of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) observed a “black day” on Friday and burnt effigies of BJP leaders in protest against the Haryana Police’s action against agitating farmers camping at two of the state’s border points

Farmers tying a black cloth on their turbans to mark Black Day protest against the Union government and Haryana government during their ongoing 'Delhi Chalo' march, at Shambhu Border in Patiala on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 09:36 AM IST

Money laundering case: ED searches 10 locations of SP leader Vinay Shankar Tiwari in 3 states

Earlier on November 17, 2023, the ED had attached 27 immovable properties worth ₹72.08 crore in Lucknow, Maharajganj and Gorakhpur districts belonging to Tiwari and his family members

The ED officials said the PMLA case was registered based on the FIR registered by the central bureau of investigation (CBI) against Tiwari’s firm and its promoters and directors for fraudulently availing credit facilities to the tune of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1129.44 crore. (For Representation)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 05:10 AM IST
By, Lucknow/gorakhpur

Book Haryana cops, Khattar, Vij for youth’s death: Farmer leaders

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) and SKM (Non-Political) have demanded registration of a murder case against those responsible for the death of a protester, Shubh Karan Singh, 21, of Bathinda, due to Haryana Police action at Khanauri on the Sangrur-Jind border

Family members visit farmer Yugraj Singh, who was allegedly injured on the Shambhu border (Punjab-Haryana) by the tear-gas shell of Haryana police, at Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 09:12 AM IST

AAP 4, Cong 3: Parties set to seal poll pact for Delhi

As part of the pact, the Congress is also likely to offer two seats to the AAP in Gujarat — likely to be Bharuch and Bhavnagar — and one in Haryana

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leaders Rahul Gandhi with Delhi chief minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal during a meeting, at Mallikarjun Kharge's residence in New Delhi in January. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 06:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Khalistani’ jibe at Sikh cop: Protests in WB, Mann seeks apology from BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari’s alleged “Khalistani” remark at a Sikh IPS officer triggered protests in several parts of West Bengal even as Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann slammed the saffron party and sought an apology for insulting the officer

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari’s alleged “Khalistani” remark at a Sikh IPS officer triggered protests in several parts of West Bengal even as Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann slammed the saffron party and sought an apology for insulting the officer.
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 08:26 AM IST

SC orders EIH to hand over Wildflower Hall to Himachal govt

SC on Tuesday upheld a Himachal Pradesh high court’s order asking East India Hotels Ltd (EIH) to vacate and hand over the 5-star Wildflower Hall hotel in Mashobra, Shimla, to the state government by March 2025.

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday upheld a Himachal Pradesh high court’s order asking East India Hotels Ltd (EIH) to vacate and hand over the 5-star Wildflower Hall hotel in Mashobra, Shimla, to the state government by March 2025. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 08:20 AM IST
By, Mumbai/new Delhi/shimla:

Isolated protests keep Delhi-NCR on alert, hit traffic

Deputy commissioner of police (traffic), said, traffic congestion was reported during peak hours as police had to ensure that no farmer crossed the border

A 5-km-long jam on the Delhi-Gurugram border near Sirhaul toll plaza on Wednesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 05:08 AM IST

Nadda, Sonia among 41 elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed

As the last date of withdrawing nominations ended on Tuesday, 41 out of 59 candidates virtually secured their victories although the results will be formally announced on February 27

Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi were among the 41 candidates who won seats unopposed in the latest round of the Rajya Sabha elections. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 07:38 AM IST

Delhi braces for impact as farmer stir resumes today

Capital braces for traffic chaos as protesting farmers gear up to resume march to Delhi, deploying heavy machinery and shields against police measures.

Farmers during the protest at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border, in Patiala district, on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 08:57 AM IST
By, Shambhu/new Delhi/gurugram

SP to join Congress march once seat-sharing is final

The SP earlier offered 15 seats, largely of its choice, to the Congress, which did not respond. The party upped its offer, hours after Yadav’s remarks, to 17

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. (File Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 08:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi/ Lucknow

Farmers seek MSP ordinance ahead of today’s crucial talks

Farmers' Protest: Farm leaders demand Union government enact an ordinance ensuring minimum support prices for crops amid protests.

Farmers camp out near the Shambhu border. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 04:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi/chandigarh

Farmers lay siege to 21 toll plazas, stage sit-ins outside 3 BJP leaders’ residences

Scores of farmers associated with the faction staged sit-ins in front of the residences of state BJP president Sunil Jakhar in Abohar in Fazilka district, former CM Captain Amarinder in Patiala, and ex-MLA Kewal Singh Dhillon in Barnala district. The protests will continue till Sunday night.

Farmers shout slogans as they staged a demonstration in support of farmers, protesting at Shambhu near the Punjab-Haryana state border over minimum price for their crops, on the outskirts of Amritsar on Saturday. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 05:22 AM IST
By, Bathinda/patiala

Bandh call evokes partial response in Haryana

The protesting farmers laid siege to toll plazas at Rohtak, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri and other parts of the state from noon to 3 pm and forced authorities to let go the commuters without charging fee

BSF Paramilitary forces jawans deployed at Rohtak bus depot on Friday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:10 AM IST

Farmers’ Bharat Bandh call leaves commuters stranded as buses stay off roads in Punjab

Punjab Roadways, Punbus and PRTC Contract Workers’ Union are supporting the SKM’s bandh call. During the day, farmers held demonstrations at many places across Punjab under the banner of the SKM.

Members of the trade union and Saunkat Kisan Morcha during a protest in Bathinda on Friday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 07:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/jalandhar/bathinda/amritsar

Gramin Bharat bandh: Farm shutdown affects four states, next talks on Sunday

Gramin Bharat bandh: Arjun Munda, part of a ministerial delegation in talks with farmers' unions until midnight, hopeful for a outcome in 4th round on Sunday.

Protesting farmers stand facing the police barricade near Shambhu border on Friday. (AP)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 05:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Man arrested with four time bombs in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

Sleuths arrested him from near Kali River after a tip-off by informers and recovered four bombs kept in a shoe box from his bag; bomb Disposal Squad from Meerut defused the bombs

Javed made the bombs on the direction of a woman, Imrana, of Shamli district, after receiving an advance of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000 of the total <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 that she promised to pay him at the time of delivery,said officials. (Pic for representation)
Published on Feb 16, 2024 08:20 PM IST

Farmers’ Bharat bandh call leaves commuters stranded as buses stay off roads in Punjab

Punjab Roadways, Punbus and PRTC Contract Workers Union are supporting the Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) bandh call. Farmers held demonstrations across Punjab in support of their demands, including legal guarantee of MSP

Police patrolling a deserted Hall Bazaar in Amritsar during the Bharat bandh on Friday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 04:30 PM IST

Farmers lay siege to rail tracks, toll plazas in Punjab

A total of 43 trains on the key Delhi-Amritsar route were affected in Ambala and Ferozepur divisions

Six trains were cancelled, 18 diverted, nine short terminated and 10 short originated or rescheduled on the Delhi-Amritsar route on Thursday after farmers squatted on tracks at many places in Punjab over the Haryana Police’s action against ‘Delhi Chalo’ protesters (HT File)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 09:04 AM IST
By, Ferozepur/faridkot/amritsar/ambala
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