Nikhil Sharma is a staff reporter who covers Faridkot district in the Mansa region of Punjab.
Articles by Nikhil Sharma
On Wednesday night, the five youths, Sahil, Rohan, Manpreet, Abhi and Ankush, were standing on a vacant plot near a volleyball court in Dera Bassi where a wedding function was underway, when the shooters struck
These red-taped reflectors will help commuters spot the stationed or slow-moving vehicles amid fog and save lives, say Mohali police
Probing into the case, Dera Bassi police also lodged an FIR under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, besides relevant sections of the Arms Act
The court, however, acquitted Kali under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The charge was that the accused tried to kill a head constable who made tried to catch Bishnoi while the latter was fleeing
₹4.23 per square metre per month not enough to meet gardeners’ salaries, buy plants and keep park infra in shape, say resident bodies in Mohali
With Mohali likely to get its first-ever street vending sites latest by December 15 which will accommodate scores of vendors at the two sites for now, residents, especially pedestrians, will enjoy the encroachment-free passage in busy markets.
If approved by the chief engineer of department of local government, the contract of the mechanical sweeping will be allotted to one of the two companies which will supply four foreign manufactured mechanical sweeping machines to the state government at the cost of around ₹10 crore
The project to upgrade the 200-foot-wide road also includes construction of three bridges and laying of public health services, according to officials
Farmers start leaving from Chandigarh-Mohali border and Panchkula’s Sector 5 after meetings with Punjab and Haryana governors
To meet Punjab governor; protest may spill over more towards IISER Chowk connecting Airport road, Mohali. The farmers’ gathering at the Chandigarh-Mohali border has swelled to 2.5 km on both sides of the road from Faidan barrier (along Sector 48) and crossed Bestech Mall, Phase-9, towards IISER light point on Monday.
The accused had targeted the victim, Dr Tarun Beri, late on Saturday night. They held him on gunpoint before firing a shot that missed him narrowly and hit a nearby house’s gate
APS Pathania and Lokesh Narang, special public prosecutors for the Enforcement Directorate (ED), along with Jagwinder Pal Singh, assistant director, ED, Jalandhar, while pressing for extension of police remand of the MLA argued that an amount of ₹3.12 crore was deposited in the MLA’s account, which he didn’t mention in his income tax returns.
With a hot chase underway as the accused brought their car to a screeching halt and brandished weapons at the public while escaping, residents in the area were left horrified.
Multi-crore cryptocurrency scam: 10 Zirakpur properties worth over ₹20 cr of 2 accused to be attached
In a first, Punjab Police are all set to get the properties of two key accused, who were involved in ₹400 crore cryptocurrency scam, attached under the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes (BUDS) Act, 2019. The scam shook Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Punjab as over 50,000 people lost their investments to a nexus of fraudsters.
The court of Sandeep Kumar Singla, additional sessions judge, Mohali, further said, “Even if some persons have got jobs on the fake certificate, the accused cannot turn it into a lucrative business, as they are doing.”
As per official records, Mohali district has recorded 12,719 dog bite cases in the first 10 months of the year. This means, every day, on an average, at least 42 people are falling prey to canine terror here. The figures have already surpassed last year’s total count of 11,077 (January to December 2022).
Initially, 390 cameras will be installed at 20 vulnerable intersections across Mohali district at a cost of ₹8.50 crore while the rest of the junctions will be covered eventually, a senior administrative officer said.
The accused were identified as Abhishek Rana of Rankhandi village, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh; Ankit Kumar of Mainpuri village, Mohali; and Praveen Kumar of Lalru, Mohali
Threatened at knifepoint by four; second case in Dera Bassi, Mohali, with similar modus operandi in just nine days
ED’s special public prosecutors Lokesh Narang and APS Pathania contended that PGIMER, after thorough examination and treatment of the accused, had discharged him on November 11 and thus was in a better position to treat him at this stage.
While Mohali district purchased a total of 1,70,674 metric tonnes (MT) in 2022, this year the figure rose to 2,15,368 MT paddy till November 15 — a jump of 26%
Mohali also recorded 18% dip in cases of stubble burning over last two months compared to the same period last year
The court of special judge, CBI and PMLA, Punjab, Manjot Kaur, had directed the overall in-charge of Rajindra Hospital to constitute a board of doctors, comprising a minimum five doctors, to medically examine the MLA after he failed to appear before it on Wednesday, citing poor health.
Mohali district recorded 183 road accident fatalities in the first nine months of the year, of which 93 were riding a two-wheeler
Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra was taken into custody as had evaded three summons by ED for questioning him in the case
Investigators said Manjeet and his accomplice Gurpal Singh, who fled, were tasked by gangsters Goldy Brar and Saba to eliminate both the businessmen
Identified as Manjeet Singh, alias Guri, of Khedi Gujran, Dera Bassi, the gangsters’ henchman suffered a bullet injury in the leg in the gunfight, said Zirakpur police
Morphed video FIR against Romana: FIR appears to be actuated by political vendetta, says trial court
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary Parambans Singh ‘Bunty’ Romana was arrested by the Punjab police on October 26, a day after Mataur police in Mohali registered a criminal case against him under sections 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 469 (forgery for harming reputation), 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and 43(I) read with 66 IT Act at the Mataur police station
As per the allegations by the 53-year-old father of the deceased, the duo blackmailed his son with some audio recording, and extorted money from him by threatening to circulate it, driving him to suicide
Bathinda eatery owner’s murder: DSP injured as 3 operatives of Arsh Dalla gang nabbed after encounter
Police recovered two illegal weapons, including a .32 bore and .30 bore pistols. Police said the Arsh Dalla gang has taken responsibility for the murder on social media