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Sunita Kejriwal launches AAP’s campaign with ‘Haryana ka Lal’ pitch

Aam Aadmi Party announces ‘Kejriwal Ki 5 Guarantee’ for Haryana, including 24x7 power, free healthcare and education, ₹1,000 a month for women

Aam Aadmi Party leaders anouncing ‘Kejriwal Ki 5 Guarantee’ for Haryana in the run-up to the assembly elections, at an event in Panchkula on Saturday. (Ht Photo)
Published on Jul 20, 2024 05:44 PM IST

Panchkula: HSVP fined for failing to repair sewer line

The district consumer disputes redressal commission directed HSVP to pay ₹70,400 (amount spent on repair) along with 9% interest, besides ₹10,000 on account of mental agony and harassment and ₹5,500 as litigation charges to Tara Devi Jain, the complainant, for failing to repair the sewer lines in Sector 4, Panchkula

Tara Devi Jain, an 86-year-old widow residing in Sector 4, was compelled to carry out the repair work of the sewer line, which was broken, outside the boundary wall of her house. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 09:36 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula advisory committee, vision society yet to make a difference

A 32-member development advisory committee, comprising of prominent residents from different walks of life, was set up for Panchkula district in November 2019 with an aim to revive beautification as well as development works in the town. Subsequently, in May 2023, Panchkula Vision Society (PVS) was constituted

Launched amid much fanfare, advisory committee and subsequently the Panchkula Vision Society, failed to make any difference on the ground. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 08:58 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Time for Hooda to give ‘hisaab’: Haryana CM Saini

Hooda is asking “hisaab” so he should give “hisaab” of works done during the tenure of the previous Congress government,” said Saini while addressing a gathering after inaugurating the modern apple, fruit and vegetable market in Pinjore on Wednesday.

“The Congress party is trying to mislead the people in the state,” reiterated Saini. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, Panchkula

4 students, driver injured as school van overturns in P’kula

Second such accident in district after 42 children were injured when an overloaded Haryana Roadways mini-bus overturned near Pinjore on July 8

Four students of a private school and the driver were injured when their van hit a divider before overturning in Sector 25, Panchkula, on Wednesday morning. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 08:38 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Vertical gardens, not air purifiers, to check pollution in Panchkula

As a pilot project, the Municipal Corporation, Panchkula, has decided to set up its first vertical garden at one of the busiest intersections, Majri Chowk, Sector 1, Panchkula, at a cost of ₹42 lakh.

Discarding the idea of setting up air purifiers, Panchkula will set up vertical gardens to help check growing pollution (HT File)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Haryana minister cracks whipon ‘non-performing’ officials

“Action will be taken against any officer or employee found lacking in work,” warned Sudha, while chairing a review meeting of development works with the officials of all the civic bodies of the state on Friday at Red Bishop, Sector 1, Panchkula

Haryana’s urban local bodies minister Subash Sudha. (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 06:00 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Haryana minister suspends govt official over unrecovered dues

The official was tasked with recovering dues from a private company hired to run street vending zones in Panchkula

Haryana's urban local bodies minister Subhash Sudha reviewing development works by MC in Panchkula on Thursday. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 09:30 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula: Housing government offices, community centres out of bounds of people

In most of the community centres located in Panchkula, offices of the municipal corporation (MC) are operating as the civic body does not have its building

The MC offices operating from community centres will be vacated as soon as the MC’s new office building is ready, said an MC official. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 06:56 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula: Haryana agri board, market committee fined for delaying shop possession

Haryana consumer commission also asked the board and Sector 20 market association to refund ₹16 lakh along with 9% interest and ₹25,000 as litigation charges to complainant Savitri

The HSAMB and the market committee, in their joint reply, stated that the scheme was launched after obtaining prior sanctions/approvals from the competent authorities. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 30, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Haryana crime: Financier shot, detained after exchange of fire in Panchkula

28-year-old accused, accomplices hold Delhi Police inspector captive when team conducts raid in busy locality of Haryana town

A forensic team at the encounter site at Sector 20, Panchkula, on Monday. (Sant Arora/HT)
Published on Jun 24, 2024 06:01 PM IST

Pinjore youth’s ‘drug overdose’ death turns out to be murder

On May 15, police had found a body on the banks of Ghaggar river near Kamdhenu Gaushala in Pinjore; the deceased was identified as Amrit Mishra

The post-mortem report termed the cause of death as “combined effect of asphyxia due to strangulation and injuries, which is sufficient to cause death in ordinary course of nature”. (iStock)
Updated on Jun 24, 2024 07:24 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Haryana civil service officer Meenakshi Dahiya denied bail

On May 29, the Anti-Corruption Bureau booked fisheries department joint secretary Meenakshi Dahiya and arrested senior scale stenographer Joginder Singh and peon Satyendra Singh while accepting ₹1 lakh as a bribe

“Dahiya is an officer of the rank of joint secretary and complainant Rajan Khora is subordinate to her. In the above circumstances, it is quite likely that Dhaiya would make all efforts to exert pressure upon the complainant to dissuade him from supporting the prosecution case,” ruled the court of additional district and sessions judge Sunil Kumar, while dismissing her anticipatory bail on June 21. (Getty Images/Purestock)
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 08:20 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula DC orders laying of water pipes in Abheypur village

Foundation stone for project to lay water pipes in Abheypur village was laid back in January, but little has materialised on ground

A local councillor raised the issue at the Samadhan Camp held in Panchkula. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 07:08 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Temples at Mansa Devi Complex to be guarded by ex-servicemen

The decision assumes significance in wake of the ₹5 lakh theft at Chandi Mata temple in January this year in which thieves also made off with gold jewellery and other valuables.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will also be installed at the temples in Mansa Devi Complex for enhanced security. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 09:10 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Wait for Panchkula MC’s own building keeps getting longer

Missing its October 2022 deadline, the building is still incomplete due to the civic body’s delay in floating a fresh tender for completion of work

Even after its 14 years of existence, Panchkula MC operates from a rented building in Sector 14, which houses offices of the mayor and the MC commissioner. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Not repairing CCTV cameras to invite action: Panchkula mayor to MC officials

In February this year, Panchkula MC had even approved a budget of ₹2.4 crore for the repair and maintenance of surveillance cameras, but in vain

As many as 473 CCTV cameras are installed across Panchkula, but a whopping 411 of these are non-functional, raising a big question mark on the third eye surveillance in the city. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 08:04 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Gangster Sangwan conspired with other co-accused to kill Rathee: CBI chargesheet

This was stated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a chargesheet filed before the CBI court against four shooters, Ashish, alias Baba, and Sachin, alias Sourav, along with Dharmender Rana and Amit Gulia in Rathee’s murder case.

Wanted gangster based in the United Kingdom (UK), Kapil Sangwan, alias Nandu, hatched a criminal conspiracy with other co-accused to eliminate Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Haryana unit chief Nafe Singh Rathee. (ANI File)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 06:38 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula: Hapless senior citizens knocking at maintenance tribunal’s doors

As per officials of the district administration, most of the complaints are about reclaiming gifted properties and eviction of children

In all, there are 18 appeals pending before the DC, while 12 complaints are pending before the SDMs. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 09:02 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula: Police delay helps 23-year-old walk free in drug case

As per the prosecution, the recovery of contraband was made on April 9, 2021, whereas the sample was sent for analysis on April 13, 2021, after a delay of four days

The prosecution also failed to join independent witness at the time of recovery of the contraband. (iStock)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 08:54 AM IST
By, Panchkula

SBI gets pulled for faulty CCTV at ATM in Ambala

The consumer court has also directed SBI regional office, Sector 5, Panchkula, and SBI Ambala Cantt, to pay ₹25,000 as compensation for mental agony and harassment in addition to ₹5,000 as the cost of litigation “jointly and severally”

SBI regional office and SBI Ambala Cantt sought dismissal of the complaint alleging negligence on part of the complainant. (iStock)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Panchkula

1.20-crore fake currency haul: Key accused gets 5-year jail

NIA special court in Panchkula awarded 5 years and 15-day jail to the kingpin arrested with ₹1.20 crore counterfeit currency notes of denomination ₹2,000 from Gurugram in 2019 while his accomplice was awarded four years and 10-day jail term.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court in Panchkula awarded 5 years and 15-day jail to the kingpin arrested with <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.20 crore counterfeit currency notes of denomination <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 from Gurugram in 2019 while his accomplice was awarded four years and 10-day jail term. (Representational image)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 07:48 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula: 21-yr-old man gets 5-yr jail in snatching case

The court of district and sessions judge, Ved Prakash Sirohi, also imposed a fine of ₹32,000 on the convict, Aarif of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 09:30 AM IST
By, Panchkula

BJP’s Banto wins on home turf, says ‘Panchkula voted for development’

After 16 rounds of counting in the Kalka assembly segment, where 1.35 lakh exercised their franchise out of 2 lakh voters, Banto secured 69,257 votes against Congress candidate Varun Chaudhary who got 58,412 votes

Kalka MLA Pradeep Chaudhary from Congress celebrating with party workers after Varun Chaudhary’s victory from Ambala seat. (HT photo)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 05:57 PM IST
By, Panchkula

Varun Chaudhary shatters saffron fold’s hat-trick dream in Ambala

The saffron fold had bet on Banto Kataria, a lawyer, to carry forward the legacy of her late husband, three-time MP Rattan Lal Kataria, who died in 2023

Congress’ Varun Chaudhary receiving his victory certificate in Ambala on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 05:55 PM IST
By, Panchkula

NIA court convicts two Nuh residents held with 1.20 crore in fake notes

The convicts, identified as Najmuddin, alias Najmu, and Kasim, were arrested from Gurugram on a tip-off; a total of 6,000 notes of ₹2,000 denomination were seized from their possession

The accused were using very high-quality paper to photocopy the notes to ensure they were not easily detectable. (Getty Images/Purestock)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 07:04 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Safety, inflation weigh on Chandigarh women voters’ mind

Safety of women, especially those staying alone, is the most important factor,” said Charanjit Kaur, 31, of Badheri village. “I, like many other women of the city, feel insecure while stepping out of my home in the wake of snatchings. In the absence of public transport, people depend on auto-rickshaws but no proper verification is done despite repeated involvement of rickshaw drivers in crime,” she added

Women voters queued up at a polling booth in Dhanas, Chandigarh, on Saturday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Published on Jun 02, 2024 06:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Nehra gang’s shooter among 3 gets 8-year jail for planning robbery

They were caught in February 2016 while planning an armed robbery. The police had seized looted vehicles, a pistol and ammunition from them.

Among them is Deepak Kumar alias Tinu, said to be among those behind the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala.
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, Panchkula

In wake of Delhi, Rajkot infernos, clamour grows for scrapping Stilt+4 policy

Former chief of army staff Gen VP Malik (retd) raked up the issue of the stilt plus four policy in Haryana, and its fire-safety concerns.

Former chief of army staff Gen VP Malik (retd) raked up the issue of the stilt plus four policy in Haryana, and its fire-safety concerns. (HT File)
Updated on May 28, 2024 09:32 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Polling in Haryana: Senior citizens, youth lead the way in Panchkula

Scorching heat, lack of wheelchairs, low number of volunteers to guide them prove no obstacle for seniors in Panchkula

Physical limitations notwithstanding, senior citizens from Panchkula turned up in large numbers to exercise their right to vote on Saturday. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on May 26, 2024 08:24 AM IST
By, Panchkula
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