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Ludhiana | ‘Get empanelled with PSDM for employment opportunities’

The focus of the interactive session in Ludhiana was on encouraging industrialists to engage youth under apprenticeship schemes and empanel the industries with PSDM for captive employment
Officials during interactive workshop on employment generation, skill development and training under the skill schemes of Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM) organised at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Officials during interactive workshop on employment generation, skill development and training under the skill schemes of Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM) organised at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:38 PM IST
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Children must be vaccinated to ensure their safety: Ludhiana DC

Ludhiana deputy commissioner Surabhi Malik held a meeting with principals and representatives of all major private and government schools in Ludhiana on Tuesday and urged them to motivate parents to get their wards vaccinated against Covid at the earliest
Deputy commissioner Surabhi Malik holding a meeting with principals and representatives major private and government schools in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Deputy commissioner Surabhi Malik holding a meeting with principals and representatives major private and government schools in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:35 PM IST
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Ludhiana | DC inaugurates library-cum-coaching centre at DBEE

Along with DC, the event was attended by additional development commissioner (ADC, rural development) Amit Kumar Panchal, deputy director Minakshi Sharma, and the entire DBEE, Ludhiana, staff
DC Surabhi Malik inaugurated an upgraded library-cum-coaching centre inside the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE), Ludhiana. (HT FILE)
DC Surabhi Malik inaugurated an upgraded library-cum-coaching centre inside the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE), Ludhiana. (HT FILE)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:34 PM IST
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Residents of Ludhiana colony protest over snapping of sewer connections

Three days after illegal sewer connections of around 70 houses in Guru Nanak Nagar Colony near Gill’z Garden (Gill Road) were snapped, residents of the area staged a protest against the Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) and state government on Tuesday
Residents of Guru Nanak Nagar Colony protesting against GLADA and the municipal corporation over snapping of sewer connections in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Residents of Guru Nanak Nagar Colony protesting against GLADA and the municipal corporation over snapping of sewer connections in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:32 PM IST
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Ludhiana: Chemist opens fire at former friend outside petrol pump

The victim drove to the hospital himself after suffering 2 bullet injuries on the arm; FIR lodged for attempt to murder
A CCTV grab of the incident where a man opened fire at his former friend outside a petrol pump in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
A CCTV grab of the incident where a man opened fire at his former friend outside a petrol pump in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:29 PM IST
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LAC insect Day: 78 students briefed on lac insect and its importance at PAU in Ludhiana

The department of entomology, PAU, Ludhiana, observed LAC insect Day to raise awareness among students about lac insect and socio-economic importance of its cultivation
Students of PAU, Ludhiana, mark first National LAC insect Day. (HT PHOTO)
Students of PAU, Ludhiana, mark first National LAC insect Day. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:25 PM IST
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World Hypertension Day marked in Ludhiana

The theme of World Hypertension Day 2022 is “measure your blood pressure properly, control it, live longer”. Camps were organised at health and wellness centres in Ludhiana
Speaking on World Hypertension Day in Ludhiana, civil surgeon Dr SP Singh said many people who suffer from the disease are not even aware of it till they suffer from heart attack or a stroke. (HT FILE)
Speaking on World Hypertension Day in Ludhiana, civil surgeon Dr SP Singh said many people who suffer from the disease are not even aware of it till they suffer from heart attack or a stroke. (HT FILE)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:19 PM IST
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Demolition drive at Sidhwan Canal Waterfront: Ludhiana MC, forest dept caught in blame game over damage to public property

As per the Ludhiana MC officials, the action taken by forest department on April 6 damaged public property worth around 25 lakh at Sidhwan Canal Waterfront
Damaged concrete structures around trees at Sidhwan Canal Waterfront in Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana. An inquiry was marked to MC additional commissioner Aaditya Dachawal over the issue, which is still going on. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Damaged concrete structures around trees at Sidhwan Canal Waterfront in Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana. An inquiry was marked to MC additional commissioner Aaditya Dachawal over the issue, which is still going on. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:10 PM IST
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SGPC to intensify preaching of Sikhism through digital media

The decision to intensify Dharam Parchar (preaching of Sikh religion) through various digital means on an international level was taken during the meeting of SGPC’s Dharam Parchar committee, which was chaired by president Harjinder Singh Dhami
SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami chaired the meeting wherein it was decided to intensify preaching of Sikhism through digital media, on Tuesday. (HT File)
SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami chaired the meeting wherein it was decided to intensify preaching of Sikhism through digital media, on Tuesday. (HT File)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:19 PM IST
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Warring hits out at Punjab CM for seeking security help from Centre

State Congress chief takes dig at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, claiming that for his personal security he takes commandos from Punjab, but for security of the state AAP govt begging Centre
Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Tuesday criticised the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government for rushing to the Centre for additional security forces to handle challenges faced by the state. (HT file photo)
Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Tuesday criticised the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government for rushing to the Centre for additional security forces to handle challenges faced by the state. (HT file photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:56 PM IST
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Farmers, Punjab CMO in deadlock over demands

Farmer leaders of 16-member Sanyukt Kisan Morcha insist on meeting chief minister Bhagwant Mann over new paddy sowing schedule and relief for wheat growers who suffered losses due to early onset of summer
Farmers of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha protesting at the roundabout near Yadavindra Public School in Mohali when they were prevented from marching into Chandigarh on Tuesday afternoon. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Farmers of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha protesting at the roundabout near Yadavindra Public School in Mohali when they were prevented from marching into Chandigarh on Tuesday afternoon. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on May 17, 2022 04:33 PM IST
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5 of family returning from Haridwar killed in accident

Family was returning to Rajasthan after immersing ashes of a relative in Haridwar when accident occurred on Delhi-Jaipur highway in Haryana’s Rewari district
The mangled remains of the Force Trax Cruiser after it rammed into a truck near Audhi village in Haryana’s Rewari district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
The mangled remains of the Force Trax Cruiser after it rammed into a truck near Audhi village in Haryana’s Rewari district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 01:42 PM IST
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BySunil Rahar

Punjab and Haryana high court stays Khemka’s arrest in Panchkula case

The FIR under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the senior IAS officer on the complaint of Sanjeev Verma, the managing director of Haryana State Warehousing Corporation, on April 26 at the Sector-5 police station in Panchkula
The allegations are of making appointments at Haryana State Warehousing Corporation in an illegal and arbitrary manner when senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka (in photo) served as its managing director 12 years ago. (HT file photo)
The allegations are of making appointments at Haryana State Warehousing Corporation in an illegal and arbitrary manner when senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka (in photo) served as its managing director 12 years ago. (HT file photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 01:37 PM IST
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Farmer leaders meet Punjab CM over new paddy sowing schedule

Security tightened on Mohali-Chandigarh border to prevent farmer unions from marching into state capital to oppose Punjab govt’s decision delaying sowing amid power and water shortage
Punjab farmers want to carry out paddy transplantation from June 10 instead of June 18. They also want the fee charged for increasing the power load to be decreased by the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Punjab farmers want to carry out paddy transplantation from June 10 instead of June 18. They also want the fee charged for increasing the power load to be decreased by the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:53 AM IST
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Guest Column| India’s march towards a de-carbonised future

For India, energy transition will be the most important pillar for climate action and for this we are crafting a robust ecosystem to enable the transformation through technology readiness, capacity upgrade, climate finance
India’s commitment to the world community is strengthened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement in the COP26, namely Panchamrit, that is raising India’s non-fossil fuel-based energy production to 500 Giga Watt (GW) and meeting 50% of the country’s energy requirement through renewable sources by 2030. (Representative image)
India’s commitment to the world community is strengthened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement in the COP26, namely Panchamrit, that is raising India’s non-fossil fuel-based energy production to 500 Giga Watt (GW) and meeting 50% of the country’s energy requirement through renewable sources by 2030. (Representative image)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:47 AM IST
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ByRK Pachnanda

Khemka approaches HC seeking quashing of FIR

The FIR was registered on the complaint of Sanjeev Verma, managing director, Haryana State Warehousing Corporation, on April 26 at Sector-5 police station in Panchkula
The allegations are of allegedly making appointments at Haryana State Warehousing Corporation in an illegal and arbitrary manner when senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka served as its MD. (File photo)
The allegations are of allegedly making appointments at Haryana State Warehousing Corporation in an illegal and arbitrary manner when senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka served as its MD. (File photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 04:28 AM IST
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Karnal: Basmati seeds recalled over poor germination

Dr RN Yadav, principal scientist of IARI’s Karnal regional centre, said the decision to recall the seeds sold between February 25 and April 4 was made immediately after the reports of poor germination surfaced
As per the notification issued by the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s regional centre in Karnal, the lot of this variety sold between February 25 and April 4 this year, which had the germination capacity above the fixed 80%, has been recalled as there is a possibility of decline in the germination. (AP file photo)
As per the notification issued by the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s regional centre in Karnal, the lot of this variety sold between February 25 and April 4 this year, which had the germination capacity above the fixed 80%, has been recalled as there is a possibility of decline in the germination. (AP file photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:25 AM IST
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Attack by rival group: Three bodies fished out of Yamunanagar canal

On Sunday, a group of 10 men had gone to the canal to spend leisure time after attending Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s rally, when nearly 20 men from another group arrived on two-wheelers and attacked them
A case was registered against 11 identified persons under sections 148, 149, 323, 307, 302 and 506 of the IPC. (Image for representational purpose)
A case was registered against 11 identified persons under sections 148, 149, 323, 307, 302 and 506 of the IPC. (Image for representational purpose)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:18 AM IST
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Resumption of wheat procurement unlikely to improve Haryana tally

As per the figures of the Haryana food, civil supplies and consumer affairs department, only 42.72 lakh MT of wheat was procured from April 1 to May 15, which is around 50% less than the last year’s 84.93 lakh MT
Haryana mandis are wearing a deserted look as the procured wheat has already been lifted and migrant labourers engaged in operations have gone back with no farmers arriving with their produce. (HT Photo)
Haryana mandis are wearing a deserted look as the procured wheat has already been lifted and migrant labourers engaged in operations have gone back with no farmers arriving with their produce. (HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:13 AM IST
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Gang of oil thieves busted in Rohtak, three arrested

Rohtak police have busted a gang involved in theft of oil from the pipeline of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited with the arrest of three persons
The accused have been identified as Narender, Pramod and Jai Kanwar, all residents of Jhajjar district. Rohtak police have seized one car, four tankers, a mobile and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.83 lakh from them. (Image for representational)
The accused have been identified as Narender, Pramod and Jai Kanwar, all residents of Jhajjar district. Rohtak police have seized one car, four tankers, a mobile and 3.83 lakh from them. (Image for representational)
Updated on May 17, 2022 04:11 AM IST
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Woman among 8 arrested as forces bust Lashkar module in J&K

Security forces busted a terror module of the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit by arresting seven terrorists and their associates, including a militant trained in Pakistan and a woman associate, in north Bandipora
The four associates were reportedly involved in harbouring terrorists, providing logistics and material support including transportation in Bandipora district. (Representative Image/HT File)
The four associates were reportedly involved in harbouring terrorists, providing logistics and material support including transportation in Bandipora district. (Representative Image/HT File)
Updated on May 17, 2022 02:58 AM IST
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Katra bus fire: Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Fighters claim responsibility in video

The video has not been be authenticated ; an unidentified man claimed that the blaze was an attack on Hindutva elements and the RSS, who were trying to bring a demographic change in Kashmir.
In a 45-second video posted on the Twitter handle ‘Sadi@sadiaMir567’ a masked man surrounded by AK-47 rifles, ammunition and grenades was seen claiming responsibility for the Katra “bus attack.” (Representative Image/HT File)
In a 45-second video posted on the Twitter handle ‘Sadi@sadiaMir567’ a masked man surrounded by AK-47 rifles, ammunition and grenades was seen claiming responsibility for the Katra “bus attack.” (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:53 AM IST
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Kashmiri Pandits continue to protest against Rahul Bhat’s killing

Scores of Kashmiri Pandits assembled at Tulmulla in Ganderbal district to protest against the killing of their community member, the officials said.
The protesters held photographs of Bhat, who was shot dead by the ultras inside his office at Chadoora in Budgam district on May 12, and shouted slogans like “we want justice”, the officials said (PTI)
The protesters held photographs of Bhat, who was shot dead by the ultras inside his office at Chadoora in Budgam district on May 12, and shouted slogans like “we want justice”, the officials said (PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:49 AM IST
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Targeted killings of KPs, non-locals aimed to keep terrorism alive in Kashmir: Army commander

Northern Army commander lieutenant general Upendra Dwivedisaid Pakistan created a facade of proxy ‘tanzeems’ (outfits) to give an indigenous colour to the insurgency in the Valley after the country faced pressure internationally to stop sponsoring terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
He also said Pakistan created a facade of proxy ‘tanzeems’ (outfits) to give an indigenous colour to the insurgency in the Valley after the country faced pressure internationally to stop sponsoring terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI)
He also said Pakistan created a facade of proxy ‘tanzeems’ (outfits) to give an indigenous colour to the insurgency in the Valley after the country faced pressure internationally to stop sponsoring terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI)
Updated on May 17, 2022 02:46 AM IST
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Atmosphere of hate deepening divide between communities: Farooq, Mehbooba

Farooq said if the gap between the communities is to be bridged, hateful campaigns like ‘The Kashmir Files’ film and Hindu-Muslim debates in the media have to be stopped.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti said an atmosphere of hate had been created in the country that was driving a wedge between different communities and called for efforts to arrest this trend. (ANI)
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti said an atmosphere of hate had been created in the country that was driving a wedge between different communities and called for efforts to arrest this trend. (ANI)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:44 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Srinagar

Now, SFJ’s Pannun issues threat to tourists visiting HP, Taj Mahal

SFJ’s Pannun said that the chief ministers of three states had initiated a conflict with pro-Khalistan Sikhs by filing false terror charges which could escalate to a law and order crisis in UP, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
Ahead of 38th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice issued a “tourist alert” advising people against visiting Taj Mahal and Himachal Pradesh. (HT PHOTO)
Ahead of 38th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice issued a “tourist alert” advising people against visiting Taj Mahal and Himachal Pradesh. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:40 AM IST
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Four tourists from Delhi killed in road mishap in Himachal's Kullu

While the accident took place on Sunday evening, locals only found the ill-fated vehicle the next morning. The three injured persons were rushed to a community health centre in Banjar.
While the accident took place on Sunday evening, locals only found the ill-fated vehicle the next morning. (Representative Image/HT File)
While the accident took place on Sunday evening, locals only found the ill-fated vehicle the next morning. (Representative Image/HT File)
Updated on May 17, 2022 04:25 AM IST
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HP Police recruitment paper leak: Interstate gang behind paper leak, SIT expands probe

With the mastermind of the constable recruitment paper leak still on the run, the special investigation team has directed superintendents of police of all districts to interrogate candidates who scored over 65 marks in the qualifying examination.
Around 500 candidates have already been interrogated, and 20 people, including the applicants, their parents and agents of the gang who brokered the deals, have been arrested so far. (HT PHOTO )
Around 500 candidates have already been interrogated, and 20 people, including the applicants, their parents and agents of the gang who brokered the deals, have been arrested so far. (HT PHOTO )
Published on May 17, 2022 02:28 AM IST
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ByGaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur, Shimla/dharamshala

25-lakh relief for kin of biker killed in crash with stray cattle in Chandigarh

The victim, Sanjeev Kumar, was riding pillion on the motorcycle of his colleague, Rajesh Kumar, while returning home from work on March 14, 2017, when the two-wheeler crashed into a stray cow in Chandigarh
Allowing the petition, Chandigarh MACT awarded a compensation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25.27 lakh, along with interest @7.5% per annum from the date of filing of the petition till realisation, to the biker’s family. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Allowing the petition, Chandigarh MACT awarded a compensation of 25.27 lakh, along with interest @7.5% per annum from the date of filing of the petition till realisation, to the biker’s family. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:14 AM IST
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