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At -2°C, Srinagar records coldest night of the season

Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:45 PM IST

Tourist resort of Pahalgam was the coldest place in Kashmir and the resort witnessed coldest night of this winter as temperature dropped to minus 5.1 °C. Shopian in south Kashmir recorded minus 5°C

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By, Srinagar

J&K Police attach property of LeT terror associate in Bandipora

The accused was identified as Irfan Ahmad Bhat. Officials said the 14 marla of residential land belonging to Bhat has been identified as proceeds of terrorism

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Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:44 PM IST
By, Srinagar

Jammu: Hoax bomb call to DPS creates panic

A police officer said, “Delhi Public School received a hoax call about a bomb on its school premises. A police team, along with a bomb disposal squad, immediately reached the school and launched searches.”

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Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:40 PM IST
By, Jammu

Fraudster posing as army officer dupes man of 5L, chargesheet filed

The accused, Deepak Kumar of Sanji Morh in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district, had taken ₹5 lakh from complainant Darshan Kumar of Mansar in Samba district on the pretext of arranging a job for him in military engineer services

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Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:40 PM IST
By, Jammu

Jammu: Trial run of first electric engine train on Banihal-Khari stretch conducted successfully

The distance between the two railway stations was 16 km and the stretch is part of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla-Rail-Link (USBRL) project

This electric engine train with five coaches was flagged off from Banihal railway station to Khari railway station in Ramban district around 5.30pm on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:39 PM IST
By, Jammu

Arms, ammo recovered in Jammu’s Rajouri

The seizures included a pistol, two magazines, 30 rounds, two hand-grenades, a rain coat, a pistol pouch and some medicines

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Updated on Dec 06, 2023 10:37 PM IST
By, Jammu

Himachal: Kullu administration suspends adventures sports

Deputy commissioner and chairman of district disaster management authority, Kullu, Ashutosh Garg said the tour operators keen on undertaking mountain treks requires to inform Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mountaineering affiliated Sports Institute, Manali, superintendent of police Kullu, district tourism officer Kullu and the SDM concerned

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Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:36 PM IST
By, Shimla

493 crore to be spent on improving power infra in border villages: Himachal CM

Chief minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said two detailed project reports (DPRs) have been prepared; As per the first DPR submitted, a sum of ₹486.47 crore will be spent on the construction of two 66/22 KV capacity and 2x6.3 megavolt amperes substations at Sumdo and Kaza, which has been finalised

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Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:35 PM IST
By, Shimla

Akal Takht asks Rajoana to end hunger strike, forms panel to talk to Centre

After meeting Sikh clergy, Jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh asks Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to review its decision not to withdraw the mercy petition if the Centre does not commute convict’s death sentence till December 31

The Akal Takht on Wednesday directed Balwant Singh Rajoana, the death row convict in former chief minister Beant Singh’s assassination case, to end his hunger strike in Patiala jail. (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 04:51 PM IST

Himachal govt urges governor to allow farming in districts bordering China

To counter China’s bid to develop its border areas, the Himachal Pradesh government has sought permission from the governor under the Forest Conversation Act (FCA) for starting agricultural activities in Kalpa and Pooh sub divisions.

Chitkul village in the Spiti valley of Lahaul and Spiti district, bordering China. The Himachal Pradesh government is keen to start agrarian activities in the border districts to counter China’s move of populating areas on its side. (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 04:21 PM IST

Punjab governor reserves 3 Bills for President’s consideration

Bills, which have been at the centre of the latest row between governor Banwarilal Purohit and the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP govt in Punjab are the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2023, Punjab Universities Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2023, and Punjab Police (Amendment) Bill, 2023.

The three controversial Bills have been at the centre of the latest row between governor Banwarilal Purohit and the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab. (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 03:12 PM IST

Student killed, 24 injured as minibus hits cars, overturns in J&K’s Rajouri

A 21-year-old student died and 24 other passengers were injured when a minibus hit two cars before overturning in the Thandikassi area of Rajouri district on Wednesday, police said

A 21-year-old student died and 24 other passengers were injured when a minibus hit two cars before overturning in the Thandikassi area of Rajouri district on Wednesday. (Representational photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 03:06 PM IST

Ludhiana court orders FIR against retired DSP for misplacing case file

The Ludhiana court also ordered the police to reconstruct the file within two months after taking documents from the complainant in the five-year old forgery case

A Ludhiana court has ordered an FIR against a retired DSP for misplacing a five-year old case file. (HT File)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 12:06 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Trio stands tall at National Basketball Championships in Ludhiana

Amritpal Singh, 31, from the Punjab men’s team; Poonam Chaturvedi, 28, of the Railways women’s team; and Aryan, 21, from the Delhi men’s team all have one thing in common — they are taller than 7-ft

Punjab and Delhi teams in action during the 73rd National Basketball Championships in Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 12:04 PM IST
BySukhpreet Singh, Ludhiana

Chandigarh: Pankaj Rai is PGIMER’s new DDA

According to the letter by the Union ministry of family welfare and health to the HP chief secretary, Pankaj Rai has been appointed as PGIMER DDA on deputation for four years from taking over charge of the post or further orders

Pankaj Rai is a 2014-batch Himachal Pradesh-cadre IAS officer. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:38 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh to host two Celebrity Cricket League matches in March

Punjab De Sher will face Bengal Tigers in their third match on March 8 and the final league match will be played against Mumbai Heroes on March 10

Group A includes Bengal Tigers, Chennai Rhinos, Mumbai Heroes and Telugu Warriors. In Group B, Punjab De Sher will face Kerala Strikers, Karnataka Bulldozers and Bhojpuri Dabangs. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:36 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Two absent Panchkula MC employees suspended after surprise check by mayor

There are more than 10 branches at the MC office in Sector 14, Panchkula, with 92 regular employees and officers from the Haryana Employment Skills Corporation as well

“The municipal commissioner, joint commissioner and several other key officers sit in the Sector 14 office, but still employees are missing. This is not tolerable,” said the Panchkula mayor after conducting surprise inspection at the establishment, audit, accounts and sanitation branches. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:34 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Hike maintenance cost for better park upkeep: RWAs to Chandigarh MC

In the 2,300 acres under Chandigarh MC’s jurisdiction, there are 1,800 neighbourhood parks and 809 of these (covering around 290 acres) are being maintained by 86 RWAs in exchange for ₹4.15 per square km per month — totalling to around ₹39 lakh each month

Despite the massive expenditure, Chandigarh councillors say residents continue to be greeted to heaps of garbage, horticulture waste, stray cattle and dogs, and broken swing sets and gym equipment at the parks, especially those located in southern sectors and in city’s periphery. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mohali: Driver who burst crackers from moving Mustang held

The driver, identified as Ravit Kapoor, 25, lives in Homeland Heights apartments in Mohali’s Sector 70 and runs an immigration company in the same area

Mohali police said while driving his car with the bursting crackers, Ravit got the stunt filmed by an auto-rickshaw driver, who had yet to be identified. (HT)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:30 AM IST
By, Mohali

Thieves smash car’s glass in Panchkula, steal 18,000

In their statement to police, complainants Abhilasha Sharma, 26, and Bhawna Sharma, 31, told Panchkula police that While leaving work around 7.30 pm on Monday, they kept all their belongings, including office bags and lunch bags, on the back seat of their car

A case under Sections 379 (theft) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Sector 5 police station in Panchkula on Monday. (Getty image)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:20 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Chandigarh education dept to meet all schools on mandatory EWS admissions

As per Chandigarh director school education Harsuhinderpal Singh Brar, the meeting is being called to reiterate that all schools fall under the purview of the Right to Education Act

As per sources, all schools, save 10, have already submitted information related to EWS admissions with the UT education department and will be on board for the centralised admissions. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Need-based changes: Chandigarh Housing Board plans to amend policy for sixth time

The first need-based changes policy was announced on March 23, 2010, followed by subsequent notifications on July 7, 2015; February 18, 2016; February 15, 2019; and finally the latest on January 3, 2023

Surinder Bahga, a member of the Chandigarh Housing Board board of directors, shared, “Many allottees are resentful over the latest policy. A meeting was held last month with officers concerned and they have assured to come up with some amendments.” (HT File)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Major General Neeraj Bali’s book unveiled in Chandigarh

The book that makes a case for building a robust corporate culture from the learnings from the battlefield is replete with case studies and anecdotes leading to insights about organisational culture. General Malik called the book a “much-needed and great work”

Major General Neeraj Bali (retd, right), author of ‘The Winning Culture – Lessons from the Indian Army to Transform Your Business’, with Former chief of army staff General VP Malik (retd) at the launch of the book at UT Guest House on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, people in 20s behind most crimes: NCRB report

A significant 53.8% of the total 2,400 people arrested in Chandigarh in 2022 were from the 18 to 30 age group, as per NCRB report

Those in the age range of 30 to 45 were the next largest group, with 640 (26.6%) arrests. Most of them were in the 30s, as per Chandigarh Police. (Getty image)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Waterlogging: Share disaster management plan, steps taken, HC tells Chandigarh admn

The details were sought in a suo motu plea initiated last week following heavy rain on November 30 that had led to waterlogging at the high court complex and surrounding areas, affecting judicial work

Due to waterlogging on November 30, long traffic jams were witnessed and lawyers faced difficulties in reaching the high court complex. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Cabbie robbed of car at gunpoint in Pinjore

The robbers, five in number, had booked the cab from Panipat to Baddi; snatched mobile phone and ₹4,000 cash as well

Of the total robbers, three had booked his cab from Panipat railway station to Baddi-Chandigarh around 7.30 pm on Monday, said Kashyap, 34, in his complaint to Pinjore police. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:14 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Spice of Life| Whispers of war still ring loud and clear

December is a month of reminiscing

With every step, we felt the weight of the mission, the gravity of our purpose. Before the first light pierced the sky, we dug into the cold, unforgiving earth, creating makeshift shelters to shield ourselves from the imminent threat of enemy air raids. (File)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:10 AM IST
ByCol NS Ahuja (retd)

Mann asks police to intensify ops against drugs

Chairing a meeting of the commissioners of police and senior superintendents of police (SSP), the chief minister asked the officers to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against drugs

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

BJP delegation calls on Dera Radha Soami head

The BJP delegation discussed various matters relating the history of Punjab, culture and the way religious preachers and teachers can play a pivotal role in the peace and harmony in any society

Senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, who was a part of the delegation, said they held discussions with the dera head for over half an hour (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:02 AM IST
By, Amritsar

V-P to inaugurate Int’l Gita Mahotsav, says Haryana CM Khattar

Khattar while addressing the journalists, said the V-P will officially inaugurate the festival with Gita Yajna and worship at Brahma Sarovar

Khattar expressed confidence that this seminar will play a pivotal role in spreading the significance of the Gita’s message across the globe. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:00 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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