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Pawan Sharma, based in Chandigarh, is Assistant Editor in HT and presently writes on Haryana's politics and governance. During different stints over the past two decades, he covered Punjab extensively for 10 years and before that judiciary and Himachal Pradesh with focus on high-impact news breaking and investigative journalism.

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BJP meet ends, worries remain

The BJP on Friday wrapped up its chintan baithak (introspection meet), giving little indication that 24 key leaders discussed threadbare all the ills plaguing the party and causing its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.

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Updated on Aug 22, 2009 12:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPawan Sharma, Archana Phull & Shekhar Iyer, Shimla/new Delhi

Jaswant, Advani in slanging match

They’d never gone public with their differences earlier. But on Friday, former leader Jaswant Singh, 71, spoke out openly and bitterly against BJP parliamentary party leader L K Advani in a television interview. Shekhar Iyer and Pawan Sharma report.

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Updated on Aug 22, 2009 02:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShekhar Iyer/ Pawan Sharma, New Delhi/ Shimla

Court stay on Haryana move to get Anjolie Menon’s home

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday granted an interim stay against the Haryana government’s move to acquire renowned artist and painter Anjolie Ela Menon’s prime property of “historical and artistic” significance in Gurgaon.

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Updated on Aug 07, 2009 12:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

HC recommends, Punjab sacks judge

The Punjab government, on the recommendations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has sacked a civil judge of the 1995 batch of Punjab Civil Services posted in Bathinda.

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Updated on Jul 27, 2009 12:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

HT Excl: SC panel wanted Punjab judge sacked

The Union government is not allowing the prosecution of a High Court judge suspected of receiving bribes — including whiskey bottles and a mobile phone — and fixing illegal land deals. But it now emerges that an in-house inquiry committee constituted by the Chief Justice of India has recommended the removal of Justice Nirmal Yadav of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Ramesh Vinayak and Pawan Sharma report.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2009 09:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRamesh Vinayak and Pawan Sharma, Chandigarh

Not first time for judge in dock

Justice Mehtab Singh Gill, whose name figures in the top-secret vigilance reports of Punjab government about alleged malpractices in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, had come in for a lot of flak from his then boss, Chief Justice Arun B. Saharya, in a different case.

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Updated on Jun 05, 2009 01:33 AM IST
None | By, Chandigarh

Punjab phone taps: A story of tapes, touts and judges

In an unusual report by a state government on its judiciary, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau says it has found leads to a slew of malpractices in the Punjab and Haryana HC that could, if investigated, incriminate two of its senior judges. The claims, made in the 60-page report, a copy of which is in possession of the HT, have far-reaching consequences not just for Punjab but also for India’s judiciary, report Pawan Sharma and Ramesh Vinayak. Key findingsThe tape trail | Tell-tale tapes | The big cases

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Updated on Jun 04, 2009 02:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPawan Sharma and Ramesh Vinayak, Chandigarh

Unshorn hair is basic Sikh tenet: HC

Retaining unshorn hair is one of the most important and fundamental tenets of Sikhism, Punjab and Haryana High Court ruled on Saturday.

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Updated on May 30, 2009 10:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Profit waltzes in high-end shoes

His factories are humming with activity; his sales force is buzzing with ideas; he is logging thousands of international air miles every month. His accountants are busy counting the cash.

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Updated on Apr 17, 2009 09:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Gurgaon babus in dock for female foeticide

The Administrative inquiry into the recovery of several female foetuses from a septic tank of Beaulla Nursing Home in Gurgaon in June 2007 has indicated “possible collusion” of medical authorities with the “perpetrator of the crime”. Pawan Sharma reports.

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Updated on Mar 31, 2009 12:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Bar boycotts judge

Lawyers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court began an indefinite boycott of the court of Justice Uma Nath Singh after the judge allegedly issued contempt notice to two lawyers, including the Bar president, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on Feb 19, 2009 11:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Haryana told to put new garbage dump on fast track

The ongoing battle against dumping of garbage in Gurgaon received a further fillip on Friday.

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Updated on Nov 01, 2008 12:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

War over garbage dumps reaches court

Gurgaon’s anti-dumping brigade shifted base of its ongoing battle with the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) over dumping of garbage to the courtroom of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice TS Thakur, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on Oct 04, 2008 12:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

‘Custodial questioning of Amarinder okay, if needed’

The Punjab and Haryana HC rules that the investigating officer inquiring into the alleged involvement of former Amarinder Singh can “conduct custodial interrogation”, if necessary. Pawan Sharma reports.

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Updated on Sep 16, 2008 01:48 AM IST
None | By, Chandigarh

HC takes up rape-suicide case

Taking suo motu cognizance of a rape victim committing suicide in Panchkula, the Punjab and Haryana HC directed the Haryana Govt to file a status report within two weeks, report Pawan Sharma and Satvir S Sarwari.

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Updated on Jun 12, 2008 11:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPawan Sharma and Satvir S Sarwari, Chandigarh/rohtak

‘Friendship with Amarinder platonic’

Pakistani journalist Aroosa Aslam says the ex-Punjab CM is a 'very close friend', reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on Dec 27, 2007 01:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Bachchan incited killing of Sikhs in ’84 riots, says film

The AISSF claims to have produced a documentary “November 1984– a state sponsored Sikh massacre” charging the Bollywood star with inciting people to kill Sikhs after Indira Gandhi's assassination, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on Nov 25, 2007 03:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Chahal moves HC for regular bail petition

According to Chahal's counsel, the petition for regular bail is likely to come up for hearing on Monday when the High Court will open after a month-long summer vacation, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on Jun 30, 2007 09:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Mainatain peace and harmony to attract investment: Bhattal

Bhattal says industry was fleeing from the state due to the atmosphere of uncertainty created by the Parkash Singh Badal government, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on Jun 25, 2007 10:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Punjab Cooperation dept to set up food park

Punjab Cooperation Department launches a major exercise to persuade the Centre to set up the first food park in Punjab, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on Jun 24, 2007 09:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Badal seeks Dera apology, Punjab bandh today

Meanwhile, the Akal Takht has urged Sikhs to observe restraint during the bandh, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on May 22, 2007 08:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Uninterrupted power after over three years: Sukhbir

Badal says that the party was working in close liaison with the state government to transform the power sector in the state, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on May 10, 2007 01:01 AM IST
None | By, Chandigarh

Mittal stake in HPCL refinery cleared

The Govt increases FDI limit in state-owned oil refineries, paving the way for LN Mittal to pick up 49% stake in HPCL, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on May 08, 2007 08:36 PM IST
None | By, Chandigarh

Punjab assembly elects Nirmal Singh Kahlon as Speaker

The ruling SAD-BJP combine and the Opposition Congress elects Nirmal Singh Kahlon as Speaker, reports Pawan Sharma.

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Updated on Mar 16, 2007 05:06 PM IST
None | By, Chandigarh

Kidney forum that touches hearts

A group of people in Assam has proved that kidney, rather the lack of one, can unite - and touch hearts too, reports Rahul Karmakar.

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Published on Dec 26, 2006 12:21 AM IST
None | ByRahul Karmakar and Pawan Sharma, Guwahati
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