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Two days after Punjab governor’s visit, Pakistani drone shot down in Amritsar

Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:26 PM IST

Besides drone, BSF recovers 5kg of heroin after search between border fence and zero line near Rear Kakkar BoP

Border Security Force personnel with the drone that was shot down near Rear Kakkar border outpost in Amritsar district on Friday. The drone was carrying 5kg of heroin, which was also recovered. (HT Photo)
Border Security Force personnel with the drone that was shot down near Rear Kakkar border outpost in Amritsar district on Friday. The drone was carrying 5kg of heroin, which was also recovered. (HT Photo)
ByAnil Sharma

AAP announces election in-charges in Haryana

The win in Punjab was seen as the AAP’s first major step towards expanding its base to other states, especially Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

The AAP has appointed Sushil Gupta as Gurugram municipal corporation election in-charge, Nirmal Singh as Manesar municipal corporation election in-charge and Ashok Tanwar as Faridabad election in-charge. (Ayush Sharma)
The AAP has appointed Sushil Gupta as Gurugram municipal corporation election in-charge, Nirmal Singh as Manesar municipal corporation election in-charge and Ashok Tanwar as Faridabad election in-charge. (Ayush Sharma)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:55 AM IST
ByAsian News International, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Sector-53 housing scheme to be revived at lower rates

CHB board of directors gives nod to revive project that was called off in 2018 amid poor response; launch expected in two months

As per the proposal, the Chandigarh Housing Board will offer 340 flats in three categories — 192 three-bedroom, 100 two-bedroom and 48 two-bedroom EWS flats. (Stock photo)
As per the proposal, the Chandigarh Housing Board will offer 340 flats in three categories — 192 three-bedroom, 100 two-bedroom and 48 two-bedroom EWS flats. (Stock photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Notorious criminal’s house demolished in Haryana’s Nuh

The accused who came out on bail from the jail two days ago is involved in 14 cases including cow slaughtering, theft, carrying illegal weapons etc, police said. According to the police, the accused was identified as Sahid alias Kala, a resident of Salaheri villag

Police in Haryana’s Nuh district on Thursday demolished the house of a notorious criminal which was allegedly built illegally from the proceeds of crime, officials said. (HT File)
Police in Haryana’s Nuh district on Thursday demolished the house of a notorious criminal which was allegedly built illegally from the proceeds of crime, officials said. (HT File)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:49 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Nuh

Range Rover case: Accused was headed to in-laws’ house with gun, says uncle

Mowed down cousin, and injured mother and uncle when they tried to stop him from leaving for in-laws’ house with a weapon

The accused’s injured uncle Jarnail Singh said Davinder got married last year, but was jobless. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The accused’s injured uncle Jarnail Singh said Davinder got married last year, but was jobless. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:49 AM IST
By, Mohali

Ink drum explodes at Dera Bassi factory, five labourers injured

According to police, the labourers had lit a bonfire near the ink drum to warm themselves in the evening, when an ember came in contact with the drum and caused a fire, leading to an explosion

Rohit Singhla, owner of the factory, Faidley Medicap, said the staff managed to control the fire without having to inform the fire department. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Rohit Singhla, owner of the factory, Faidley Medicap, said the staff managed to control the fire without having to inform the fire department. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:48 AM IST
By, Dera Bassi

3 held for serving, consuming liquor illegally in Ambala

Excise inspector Anil Kumar said, “The joint team first raided a shop at HSVP market, Sector 8, where the owner, Suraj, was serving alcohol without licence.” The team arrested Suraj, and another local, Ravi, who was consuming the liquor, on the spot.

A joint team of the Haryana chief minister’s flying squad and excise department raided two eateries and arrested three persons for serving and consuming liquor illegally late Wednesday. (HT File)
A joint team of the Haryana chief minister’s flying squad and excise department raided two eateries and arrested three persons for serving and consuming liquor illegally late Wednesday. (HT File)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:45 AM IST
By, Ambala

Missing Rewari teen found dead near highway

Rewari city station house officer Vidya Sagar said the girl, a student of Class-10, had left for tuitions on Tuesday but not returned home. Her parents, who hail from Punjab, had registered an abduction case at the Rewari city police station.

The body of a 15-year-old girl, who had gone missing, was found with stab wounds on the neck, near the Rohtak-Bawal highway in Rewari on Wednesday evening, police said on Thursday. Police also recovered a knife from the spot. (HT File)
The body of a 15-year-old girl, who had gone missing, was found with stab wounds on the neck, near the Rohtak-Bawal highway in Rewari on Wednesday evening, police said on Thursday. Police also recovered a knife from the spot. (HT File)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:42 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Spice of life: When words conceal more than they reveal

While stark, blunt truth would land one up in trouble, a blatant lie one cannot utter as our conscience would never permit. A little play of words, a partial conceal or sheer camouflage can definitely save our face

Many a times, life springs up surprises and we are face to face with bizarre predicaments. Thousand explications criss-cross our brain within a fraction of time. (Getty Image for representational purpose)
Many a times, life springs up surprises and we are face to face with bizarre predicaments. Thousand explications criss-cross our brain within a fraction of time. (Getty Image for representational purpose)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:42 AM IST
BySuruchi Kalra Choudhary

Protests escalate in Kashmir as government’s eviction drive gathers pace

Protests escalated in Kashmir as the Jammu and Kashmir government’s eviction drive from state land has gathered pace. While the authorities say that the drive targets influential people only, the people say that not only the rich but many common people are also being targeted.

Jammu and Kashmir Kisan Tehreek (JKKT) supporters stage a protest against the administration's land eviction drive across valley, in Srinagar on Thursday. (ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir Kisan Tehreek (JKKT) supporters stage a protest against the administration's land eviction drive across valley, in Srinagar on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Three Class-11 students go missing in Mahendragarh

The students have been identified as Deepanshu of Bhojawas village, Rohit of Mori village and Sudhir, a native of Gomli village – all students of Class-11 (non-medical) at Government Senior Secondary School, Bhojawas, Mahendragarh.

Three students of a government school in Mahendragarh’s Ateli area went missing under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday, police said on Thursday. (HT File)
Three students of a government school in Mahendragarh’s Ateli area went missing under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday, police said on Thursday. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Teacher-turned-LeT terrorist held for carrying out multiple IED blasts in Jammu: DGP Dilbag Singh

A government school teacher-turned- Lashkar-e-Taiba’s terrorist was arrested for allegedly carrying out multiple blasts, including one in a pilgrims’ bus in Katra and January 21 twin blasts in Narwal that left four dead and scores injured, said director general of police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh addresses the press conference regarding the arrest of the terrorist Arif for allegedly carrying out the recent twin blast in the Narwal area, in Jammu on Thursday. (ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh addresses the press conference regarding the arrest of the terrorist Arif for allegedly carrying out the recent twin blast in the Narwal area, in Jammu on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Eviction drive causing unrest among people in Jammu and Kashmir, Azad tells Amit Shah

The chairman of the Democratic Azad Party and former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday called on home minister Amit Shah at Delhi and apprised the latter about serious unrest being caused among the people of Jammu and Kashmir due to eviction notices issued to them by the UT administration.

Met Union home minister Amit Shah regarding land eviction issue in Jammu and Kashmir. Apprised him about the prevailing unrest and uncertainty among the common man who are forced to vacate the properties which are otherwise recognised by successive regimes. Shah assured me no small land holders who constructed houses will be touched, Ghulam Nabi Azad wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday. (ANI File Photo)
Met Union home minister Amit Shah regarding land eviction issue in Jammu and Kashmir. Apprised him about the prevailing unrest and uncertainty among the common man who are forced to vacate the properties which are otherwise recognised by successive regimes. Shah assured me no small land holders who constructed houses will be touched, Ghulam Nabi Azad wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:32 AM IST
By, Jammu

Haryana budget session from February 20

The Haryana budget estimates are likely to presented on February 23. A decision in this regard was taken during the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday.

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the budget session, planned in two parts, will begin with the governor’s address. (HT File)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the budget session, planned in two parts, will begin with the governor’s address. (HT File)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

High court puts officer on notice for denying pension benefits to widow

The court acted on the plea of a bed-ridden 56-year-old widow from SBS Nagar, who had approached the court seeking its intervention

The Punjab and Haryana high court said the officer has been made a party, and a response has been sought by February 16.
The Punjab and Haryana high court said the officer has been made a party, and a response has been sought by February 16.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Gulmarg avalanche: Fresh SOPs put in place, skiing resumes

Skiing resumed in Gulmarg on Thursday with fresh standard operating procedures (SOPs) a day after two skiers from Poland were killed when an avalanche hit a group of skiers at Hapatkhud Kangdori in the upper reaches of Kashmir’s resort town.

A skier being assisted to ski on the snow-covered slopes at Kangdori ski resort, Gulmarg, in Baramulla on Thursday. A day after two skiers from Poland were killed when an avalanche hit a group of skiers, skiing resumed in Gulmarg on Thursday. (ANI)
A skier being assisted to ski on the snow-covered slopes at Kangdori ski resort, Gulmarg, in Baramulla on Thursday. A day after two skiers from Poland were killed when an avalanche hit a group of skiers, skiing resumed in Gulmarg on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:28 AM IST
ByMir Ehsan, Srinagar

Chandigarh: Protest of aided colleges’ staffers enters Day 2

Hundreds of protesters sat on their indefinite strike at MCM DAV College in Sector 36 over delay in implementation of central service rules for teachers and non-implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission for non-teaching staff working in aided colleges

The protest of teaching and non-teaching staffers of Chandigarh’s privately managed government-aided colleges entered its second day on Thursday. (Ravi Kumar/ HT file)
The protest of teaching and non-teaching staffers of Chandigarh’s privately managed government-aided colleges entered its second day on Thursday. (Ravi Kumar/ HT file)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Pandurang Pole appointed Jammu and Kashmir chief electoral officer

“Pandurang Pole shall cease to hold and hand over forthwith the charge of all or any charges of work under the government of Jammu and Kashmir, which he may be holding before such assumption of office,” the order said.

The divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang Pole has been appointed as the chief electoral officer, J&K. In a notification, the Election Commission of India today appointed Pandurang Kondbarao Pole as the new chief electoral officer, Jammu and Kashmir. (Source: Twitter)
The divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang Pole has been appointed as the chief electoral officer, J&K. In a notification, the Election Commission of India today appointed Pandurang Kondbarao Pole as the new chief electoral officer, Jammu and Kashmir. (Source: Twitter)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:28 AM IST
By, Srinagar

SGPC appoints five guides to help foreign, domestic tourists at Golden Temple

As per SGPC officials, on average 1 lakh pilgrims and other visitors visit the shrine complex daily from across the world.

Devotees paying obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Devotees paying obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:21 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Punjab Cabinet likely to approve new industrial policy today

The proposed industrial policy, which was discussed by chief minister Bhagwant Mann with top officials of the industries department on Wednesday, will come up for discussion in the cabinet meeting

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann chairs a meeting with Industry Department regarding the new industrial policy of the state, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Twitter)
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann chairs a meeting with Industry Department regarding the new industrial policy of the state, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Twitter)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Resigned after home secy refused to share Bargari sacrilege SIT report, says Kunwar Vijay

The former IPS officer and Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh who has been airing differences with the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government in Punjab over its handling of the 2015 sacrilege and police firing cases for some time now, joined Behbal Insaaf Morcha in Faridkot on Thursday.

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh (centre) at Behbal Insaaf Morcha in Faridkot on Thursday.
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh (centre) at Behbal Insaaf Morcha in Faridkot on Thursday.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:16 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Mohali DC visits Dera Bassi to review welfare schemes

Mohali deputy commissioner Aashika Jain visited Sarsini in Dera Bassi to review welfare schemes such as development of parks and solid waste management; also interacted with the heads of more than 30 villages

Mohali deputy commissioner Aashika Jain with other senior officials at Dera Bassi on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Mohali deputy commissioner Aashika Jain with other senior officials at Dera Bassi on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:16 AM IST
By, Mohali

Cases against violators of Covid protocols will be withdrawn: Himachal CM Sukhvinder Sukhu

The decision was taken by Himachal CM Sukhvinder Sukhu considering the unprecedented situation during the pandemic where people were forced to step outside of their homes to ensure their survival and of their loved ones.

Himachal CM Sukhvinder Sukhu on Thursday said all cases filed against those who violated Covid-19 protocols during the lockdown will be withdrawn. (HT File Photo)
Himachal CM Sukhvinder Sukhu on Thursday said all cases filed against those who violated Covid-19 protocols during the lockdown will be withdrawn. (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:15 AM IST
By, Shimla

Punjab terminates service of five district consumer panel heads

The court had set aside the appointments holding that state resorted to a “pick and choose policy” and ignored the merit list prepared by the selection committee

The Punjab government has terminated the services of five presidents of the district consumer disputes redressal commission.
The Punjab government has terminated the services of five presidents of the district consumer disputes redressal commission.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:13 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Glittering start to MS Randhawa Memorial Festival

Writers and artists of Punjab, who have made significant contributions, were honoured with Punjab Gaurav Samman on the occasion; among them were Puranchand Wadali (singer), Anupam Sud (print maker), Babu Singh Maan (song writer), Shannon Khurana (theatre director), Manmohan Bawa (writer), Om Prakash Gaso (writer), Swarajbir (writer) and Sidharth (painter)

Winners of Punjab Gaurav Samman posing after the award ceremony at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Ravi Kumar/ht)
Winners of Punjab Gaurav Samman posing after the award ceremony at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Ravi Kumar/ht)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:12 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Get cracking against illegal mining: Panchkula DC to officials

Panchkula deputy commissioner Mahavir Kaushik chaired a meeting with the mining department and police and gave them a target to impound at least 50 vehicles in February

Panchkula deputy commissioner Mahavir Kaushik (in picture) on Thursday directed officials of the district mining department to increase the number of inspections and put an end to illegal sand mining. (Twitter)
Panchkula deputy commissioner Mahavir Kaushik (in picture) on Thursday directed officials of the district mining department to increase the number of inspections and put an end to illegal sand mining. (Twitter)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:09 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Himachal former health director arrested in graft case

“Case is being investigated by special investigation unit. Himachal former health director surrendered before court after the rejection of his bail in the HP High Court. He has been sent to police remand till February 4,” said a spokesman in the official release by state Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.

The Himachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption and Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested former director of health services Ajay Kumar Gupta in a case related to graft in the purchase of medical equipment during the pandemic (Representational image)
The Himachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption and Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested former director of health services Ajay Kumar Gupta in a case related to graft in the purchase of medical equipment during the pandemic (Representational image)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:08 AM IST
By, Shimla

Chandigarh: Man loses 42,000 in credit card fraud

On January 24, the victim got a phone call from a person claiming to be the bank’s employee; the caller told him that if his card was not activated, it will be cancelled and thus took his card’s details for activation

A resident of Chandigarh’s Sector 7 lost <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>42,151 to online fraudsters in name of activating his credit card. In his complaint filed on Thursday, Vishal Nagra said he had a credit card issued by Axis Bank which he never used. (Image for representational purpose)
A resident of Chandigarh’s Sector 7 lost 42,151 to online fraudsters in name of activating his credit card. In his complaint filed on Thursday, Vishal Nagra said he had a credit card issued by Axis Bank which he never used. (Image for representational purpose)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:07 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Himachal ex-CM Jai Ram Thakur accuses state government of bringing development to a standstill

Speaking on railway connectivity, Himachal ex-CM Jai Ram Thakur pointed to the higher cost of construction of tracks in hilly states like Himachal and said the Budget provision of ₹2.40 lakh crore would expedite the ongoing Bhanupali-Bilapur, Baddi, Una-Hamirpur projects.

Former Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur accused the Congress government of bringing the development in the state to a standstill. (ANI File Photo)
Former Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur accused the Congress government of bringing the development in the state to a standstill. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:06 AM IST
By, Shimla

Mohali industrialists seek scrapping of 50% unearned clause

Mohali Industries Association (MIA) president Anurag Aggarwal said Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) has abolished the 50% clause as per the 1992 policy, but PICTC continues to use it

Members of Mohali Industries Association during a conference at the Chandigarh Press Club on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Members of Mohali Industries Association during a conference at the Chandigarh Press Club on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:04 AM IST
By, Mohali
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