Nikhil Sharma

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

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Juvenile among three held for shooting attack in Dera Bassi

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

The investigation of the case was handed over to Mohali police’s CIA staff who arrested the juvenile and Ravinder, while Jagtar was caught by the Dera Bassi police. (Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 09:20 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali police to equip heavy vehicles with reflectors to prevents accidents in fog

These red-taped reflectors will help commuters spot the stationed or slow-moving vehicles amid fog and save lives, say Mohali police

New traffic lights have also been installed at the Gopal Sweets Chowk in Kharar. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 08:46 AM IST
By, Mohali

Old Holi brawl behind shooting attack in Dera Bassi: 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

Police had recovered two bullet shells from the crime spot in Dera Bassi. (HT)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 09:12 AM IST
By, Mohali

Kali Shooter gets 2-year RI for helping Lawrence flee police custody

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

Ravinder Singh, alias Kali Shooter, in police custody in Mohali on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 11:58 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali: RWAs want more funds to boost upkeep efforts

₹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

Residents are forced to pitch in funds to keep the area park spick and span, as per the Phase 1 RWA. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 09:24 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali likely to get first-ever street vending sites by Dec 15

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.

Encroachments being removed from Phase 11 in Mohali on Monday.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. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 08:30 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mechanical sweeping in Mohali likely to resume by April

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

Mohali MC is expected to get the machines by April-end. (HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 08:14 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mullanpur-Kurali road upgrade to miss December deadline

The project to upgrade the 200-foot-wide road also includes construction of three bridges and laying of public health services, according to officials

GMADA chief administrator Rajeev Kumar Gupta, who inspected the project progress on Saturday, said the upgrade will be completed by March 31 next year. (HT)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 09:46 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali: Commuters heave sigh of relief as farmers end stir

Farmers start leaving from Chandigarh-Mohali border and Panchkula’s Sector 5 after meetings with Punjab and Haryana governors

Workers lifting the rugs placed by protesters after they lifted the blockade near Phase 11 on the Chandigarh-Mohali border on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 29, 2023 08:40 AM IST
By, Mohali

Day 2 of protest: Farmers’ gathering swells to 10k, more set to join

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.

Farmers protesting on the airport road at Chandigarh-Mohali border on Monday. With around 3,000 more farmers reaching Mohali in 24 hours in the wake of a three-day protest call by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), around 600 additional tractor-trailers reached the protest site from 6.30 pm on Sunday to 1.30 am on Monday, besides other vehicles. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 08:52 AM IST
By, Mohali/ Chandigarh/ Panchkula:

Mohali: Cops identify vehicle used by carjackers

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

CCTV camera footage showing the accused fleeing after the police tracked them in Mohali on Sunday. (ht)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 08:48 AM IST
By, Mohali

Special court extends custody of AAP MLA Gajjanmajra by 3 days

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.

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra (File)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:30 AM IST
By, Mohali

Car snatched in Amritsar recovered after hot chase in Mohali

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.

The Audi car recovered from Mohali on Sunday, 13 hours after the carjacking. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 08:46 AM IST
By, Mohali

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 masterminds of the multi-crore cryptocurrency scam amassed huge wealth, accumulated prime properties, including petrol pumps and hotels, and lived lavishly from the funds of people seeking to double their income by investing in digital money. (AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2023 07:38 AM IST
By, Mohali

If released on bail, AIG Sidhu may threaten witnesses: Court

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.”

Sidhu was arrested on November 4 by the vigilance bureau (VB) for allegedly extorting money from government employees.
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 08:04 AM IST
By, Mohali

With 42 dog-bite cases a day, Mohali lives in terror

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).

While Mohali city has roped in an NGO to carry out sterilisation of stray dogs, the periphery areas -- Zirakpur, Dera Bassi, Lalru, Banur, Kharar, Kurali, Naya Gaon and Gharuan -- don’t have any such arrangements. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 09:48 AM IST
By, Mohali

From new year, traffic violators in Mohali to get e-challans

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 installation of cameras is likely to begin latest by December 1 while e-challaning will start within six months. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 10:16 AM IST
By, Mohali

Zirakpur shootout: Trio who arranged hideouts, weapons for shooters nabbed

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

Zirakput police have nabbed five operatives of gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldy Brar and Saba since the November 6 shootout. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 08:00 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali man headed to Karnal boards shared cab, robbed of 1.6 lakh

Threatened at knifepoint by four; second case in Dera Bassi, Mohali, with similar modus operandi in just nine days

A Volkswagen Vento, bearing the registration number PB04-AD-8435, stopped near the victim and the driver offered him a cheaper ride to Karnal, claiming that he was running a shared cab. (iStock)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 07:54 AM IST
By, Mohali

Money-laundering case: Court allows ED to shift MLA Gajjanmajra to PGIMER

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.

Gajjanmajra, 60, who was arrested by the ED in connection with a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40 crore bank fraud case on November 6, has not appeared before the court in person even once after his arrest. He is among seven people and companies named in the case. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 08:14 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali: Despite flood fury, paddy procurement rises by 26%

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%

Paddy was cultivated on around 35,200 hectares in Mohali this season, lower than 38,000 hectares in 2022. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 06:58 AM IST
By, Mohali

Mohali among districts with lowest farm fires in Punjab

Mohali also recorded 18% dip in cases of stubble burning over last two months compared to the same period last year

Police teams led by SHOs, along with 38 cluster officers and 98 nodal officers appointed by the Mohali administration, kept a strict vigil after the top court’s strict warning. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 16, 2023 06:30 AM IST
By, Mohali

PMLA case: 5-member docs’ panel examines Gajjanmajra, to submit report today

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.

A five-member doctors’ committee, constituted on court orders to examine Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s Amargarh MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra, 60, will be submitting its report before the special court, CBI and PMLA, Punjab, on Thursday. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 08:20 AM IST
By, Patiala/mohali

In Mohali, a two-wheeler rider dies in road accidents every third day

Mohali district recorded 183 road accident fatalities in the first nine months of the year, of which 93 were riding a two-wheeler

Traffic experts maintain speeding and wrong side driving remain the primary causes of road crashes in Mohali. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2023 08:56 AM IST
By, Mohali

Punjab: AAP MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra sent to judicial custody

Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra was taken into custody as had evaded three summons by ED for questioning him in the case

AAP MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 09:18 AM IST
By, Mohali

Zirakpur shootout: Chandigarh businessman was also on gang’s hit list

Investigators said Manjeet and his accomplice Gurpal Singh, who fled, were tasked by gangsters Goldy Brar and Saba to eliminate both the businessmen

Mohali police have yet to ascertain whether the businessmen were being targeted for extortion or due to their links with rival gangs, if any. (Getty image)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 07:48 AM IST
By, Mohali

Out to kill bizman, Lawrence Bishnoi aide caught after shootout in Zirakpur

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

Investigators said Manjeet and his accomplice, who fled, were tasked by gangsters Goldy Brar and Saba USA to eliminate a Zirakpur-based businessman. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 08:20 AM IST
By, Mohali

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

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary Parambans Singh ‘Bunty’ Romana
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 06:52 AM IST
By, Mohali

4 years after student’s suicide, 2 peers booked by Mohali police

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

A native of Agra, the student’s father told the Mohali police that his son took admission in the private university to pursue a hotel management course in 2018. (Stock image)
Updated on Nov 05, 2023 08:04 AM IST
By, Mohali

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

The operation was led by DSP Gurcharan Singh and DSP Pawan Kumar
Updated on Nov 02, 2023 06:24 AM IST
By, Mohali
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