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Nikhil Sharma is a staff reporter who covers Faridkot district in the Mansa region of Punjab.

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PPCB halts construction at Purab Premium Apartments

The PPCB has also imposed an environmental compensation of ₹1.02 crore on GMADA for non-compliance of its directions.

PPCB has bared any sale or occupancy of any plot, flat, house or shop at Purab Premium Apartments in Sector-88, Mohali. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 09:08 AM IST
By, Mohali

Special NIA court denies bail to ‘KLF member’

Accused Dharminder Singh, alias Dhanna (36), sought regular bail for the second time, citing that he had no direct involvement in the drug-terror case and was not named in the FIR initially registered by the Punjab Police in 2019.

The court notes that in view of the foregoing facts and circumstances encompassing the case in hand and more particularly in view of the serious nature of allegations, the applicant is not found entitled to relief.
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 10:49 PM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali: Public hassled as glitch in portal holds up property tax payments

Annoyed residents had to return from the Mohali municipal corporation building as they were unable to deposit the tax or even the water and sewerage bills despite their repeated visits on Tuesday and Wednesday

The staff at the Mohali MC office expressed helplessness due to a non functional online portal.
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, Mohali

Kangana slapgate: Mohali cops get video evidence

It is learnt the video clearly shows the MP being hit following which the Mohali police registered the FIR against Kaur for allegedly slapping the newly elected BJP MP. Kaur was apparently upset with Ranaut’s statements over farmers’ protests.

a CISF woman constable allegedly slapped Mandi member of Parliament (MP) Kangana Ranaut on June 6 (HT File)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 07:36 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali MC to seek police support for enforcement drives

This is likely to be one of the proposals during the Mohali MC House meeting, expected to be scheduled next week; if approved in the House, the proposal will be sent to the Punjab local bodies department

Taking cue from some municipal corporations in Punjab, including Abohar, Batala, Kapurthala, Ludhiana and Amritsar, that already have such an arrangement, Mohali MC also plans on to get an ASI, head constable and eight constables on deputation. Their salaries will be paid by the corporation. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 08:12 AM IST
By, Mohali

Courier firm in Mohali penalised for failing to deliver job application on time

Harkawal Preet Kaur submitted her complaint against M/s. Trackon Couriers Private Limited, Sector 68, Mohali, through its branch manager besides the company’s Delhi-based three directors

The courier firm failed to deliver the job application of Harkawal Preet Kaur, of Sector 67, Mohali, at Indian Airforce Headquarters in New Delhi on time. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Mohali

Monsoon onset: Overflowing sewage restricts locals indoors at Kharar’s Nirwana street

People are unable to step out of their homes due to monsoons and customers are staying away from shops at Mind Tree School road or Nirwana street in Khanpur, Mohali

Residents are unable to go outdoors due to waterlogged and severely damaged Nirwana street in Kharar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 07:50 AM IST
By, Mohali

GMADA asks Mohali mall owner to demolish illegal 10th floor

The GMADA estate officer (EO) has issued the demolition notice to PP Buildwell Pvt Ltd, a Delhi-based firm, restraining it from using or occupying the floor in question before demolition.

Mohali Walk mall has come up on approximately 2 acres of prime land opposite the PUDA building in Sector 62, less than a km from Chandigarh border. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2024 06:58 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali: Fitness coach attacked after confronting men for harassing female friend

A 26-year-old fitness coach and his female friend stopped for food at the Phase 3B2 market in Mohali when the group passed objectionable remarks against her

The victim, Bharat Bangar, suffered multiple injuries on the left eye, legs, knees, hands and back. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 01:58 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali: Finally, GMADA earmarks two sites for garbage disposal

The garbage from Sectors 88 and 89, Mohali, will be dumped at a site in Sector 95, and that from Aerocity and IT City at a vacant site near a private university in Sector 101

A private contractor has been hired temporarily to collect garbage from these sites daily and process it. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 09:26 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali: Close shave for retd banker as bullet pierces her window

The woman, Neelam Sharma, said she was sitting on a dining table chair in her Kharar flat around 12.10 am, scrolling apps on her mobile phone, when she heard a loud sound

Kharar DSP Karan Singh Sandhu said as per preliminary probe, it was not a targeted attack. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 09:18 AM IST
By, Mohali

Chief secretary pulls up Mohali MC, administrative officials over trash crisis

Addressing the officials in a virtual meet, Punjab chief secretary Anurag Verma told them to process waste daily and stop letting it collect at dumping sites.

In a major relief for residents amid the ongoing crisis, the Mohali MC has roped in a private contractor for waste disposal. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 09:50 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali MC directs 83 bulk generators to manage waste as per rules

Mohali municipal corporation had earlier in March issued notices to the societies and bulk waste generators, where compost units were found unmaintained, including civil hospital, Phase 6, PUDA Bhawan, Phase 8, Phase-1 dispensary and Mohali Golf Range, Phase 11, besides private schools and hotels

After most of these societies and bulk waste generators did not comply with the directions, Mohali municipal corporation has now again issued them non-compliance notices, along with the warning of imposing a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,000 fine every day. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 08:56 AM IST
By, Mohali

Trash war on as Mohali MC stops entry of dump trucks from GMADA areas

Overwhelmed by waste processing burden due to halt on dumping of garbage at the Phase-8B landfill, Mohali MC has refused to handle any waste but its own

Mohali MC has also launched a challan drive to fine residents and garbage collectors who are not segregating solid waste into dry and wet. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Mohali

A step closer to 24x7 surveillance as work to install CCTV cams begins

The installation process has been completed and the cameras will be integrated into the Command and Control Centre within three months, following which the Mohali police will start issuing e-challans

GMADA and Mohali MC had accorded permission to set up CCTV cameras a day prior. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 06:38 AM IST
By, Mohali

Punjab crime: Woman found murdered in Mohali hotel, search on for accused

24-year-old victim and the 31-year-old accused, both from Punjab’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district, and a four-year-old boy had been staying in the hotel for past two days.

Mohali superintendent of police, city, Harbir Singh Atwal (in white shirt) along with DSP Mohit Aggarwal heading to the murder site on Thursday morning. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 12:44 PM IST

After special DGP’s intervention, files cleared, Mohali CCTV project on fast track

The ambitious project, as part of which 216 automatic number plate recognition cameras, 104 bullet cameras, 63 red-light violation detection cameras and 22 pan, tilt and zoom cameras, are to be installed at vulnerable points in the city, aims to bring down road mishaps and save precious lives. It will also help in nabbing criminals.

Special DGP Sharad Satya Chauhan said the camera installation work in Mohali can be expected to complete within three months. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 09:32 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali stares at trash trouble as waste collectors threaten strike

This comes in the wake of the Punjab government slamming brakes on the discarding of waste at the Phase 8-B dump site in Mohali following a high court and NGT rap

Waste collectors protesting near the PUDA building in Mohali on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 09:24 AM IST
By, Mohali

Kharar civil hospital:Surprise raid reveals no doctor at mother-child unit at night

The two doctors available for this unit work in the morning shift from 8 am till 2 am. “We handle normal delivery cases and only call doctors if required at night. They come on call,” a contractual nurse told the SDM during checking.

Further, the nurses at the facility, which was inaugurated by Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Singh Mann last year, revealed that in the absence of doctors, they themselves conduct normal deliveries. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Mohali

Secretary puts a stop to trash dumping at Phase 8-B site

The development comes in the backdrop of the HC recently directing the civic body to close the said dumping site and adopt adequate remedial measures for proper disposal of city’s waste

Around 200 tonnes of garbage is dumped at Phase 8-B site in Mohali daily. (Sanjeev Sharma/ HT)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, Mohali

5 months on, Mohali’s touted CCTV project a non-starter

After failing five times, the Punjab Police Housing Corporation had allotted the tender to Technosys Integrated Solutions Pvt Ltd; but with the installation work yet to even kick off, it won’t be completed before year-end

To be installed at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>17.70 crore, the 405 CCTV cameras are expected to rein in reckless driving, by way of prompt e-challans, thereby bringing down accidents and subsequent fatalities. (HT file photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 08:12 AM IST
By, Mohali

2 booked for making fraud calls posing as minister Khudian

The minister, Khudian, through an email to Gaurav Yadav, director general of police, Punjab, stated that an unidentified caller posing as Khudian called Sanjiv Goyal, registrar, Punjab State Technical Education Board, in February this year.

The Punjab state cybercrime cell in Mohali booked two persons following the complaint of state cabinet minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian for allegedly making a fraudulent call to the registrar, Punjab State Technical Education Board, Chandigarh, posing as the minister and seeking issuance of an electrical engineering diploma certificate to a candidate. (Representational image)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 06:24 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali police scan 300 CCTV cameras to bust gang of car thieves

A team of Mohali police tracked down the gang’s 50-year-old kingpin in Ferozepur after scrutiny of 300 cameras from Mohali till Sodewala village in Ferozepur over eight days

A CCTV grab of a gang member moving in a stolen Hyundai Verna in Ludhiana. (HT)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Mohali

IISER Mohali working to boost industry: Director

IISER director Dr Anil K Tripathi on Saturday held the first ever press conference by the institute, since its inception in 2007, at the Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27

IISER director Dr Anil K Tripathi addressing the media at Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 08:22 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali MC’s fifth advertisement tender also draws a blank

Following a lot of hue and cry in the House meeting in March, pertaining to the civic body’s “failure” to allot the advertisement tender, Mohali MC had invited fresh tenders the same month

The already cash-strapped Mohali MC is staring at more revenue loss. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 09:34 AM IST
By, Mohali

NIA court denies bail to SFJ member accused of hoisting Khalistan flag atop the Moga DC office

Accused Jagwinder Singh alias Jagga, a member of the banned outfit Sikhs for Justice, allegedly harboured and helped two men, including his cousin, to hoist the Khalistan flag atop the Moga DC office in 2020.

Accused’s counsel contends that he has been falsely implicated in this case.
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 07:16 AM IST
By, Mohali

Court acquits two after Mohali police fail to prove snatching case

The accused claimed that no recovery was effected from them and the alleged recovery was planted upon them just to show the case as solved by the police; the victim stated that her signatures were obtained on blank papers by the police while the eye witness said her statement was not recorded

Both the complainant and the eyewitness did not support police’s theory and turned hostile. (iStock)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali: Stalker who hacked woman to death booked for murder bid on cop

The accused, Sukhchain Singh, 36, who works at a petrol station in Ludhiana district’s Samrala town, had injured a police constable Sarabjit Singh with the sword before he was taken into custody

The accused is undergoing treatment at the civil hospital after he was thrashed by passers-by on Saturday. He will be arrested on Monday after being discharged from hospital, said police. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 07:58 AM IST
By, Mohali

Kangana slap row: Farmers hold march in support of CISF constable

Mohali police also constituted a three-member special investigation team under superintendent of police Harbir Singh Atwal to probe the case after the protesters demanded fair probe and cancellation of the FIR against Kaur

Farmers taking out a protest march in support of CISF constable Kulwinder Kaur in Phase 8, Mohali, on Sunday. They submitted a memorandum of demands to the Mohali SSP. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 07:54 AM IST
By, Mohali

Kangana slap row: 3-member SIT formed to probe the incident

The special investigation team has been formed under Harbir Singh Atwal, superintendent of police (city) and includes a lady cop to probe Kangana case.

Newly elected BJP MP Kangana Ranaut attends the oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 01:52 AM IST
By, Mohali
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