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HC seeks ADGP prison’s response on gangster’s claim of threat to life
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:34 AM IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court has sought an affidavit from additional director general of police (ADGP prisons) on a plea from gangster Sagar alias Bobby Malhotra, who is claiming threat to his life.
Sustainable agriculture, food security focus areas at G20 deputies meeting
The G20 member countries are heading towards a consensus on adopting alternate grain and traditional crops in the respective countries, such as millets in India, to support food security and nutrition requirements
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:33 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
Harpreet Brar appointed addl judge of high court
The Centre on Friday notified appointment of senior advocate Harpreet Singh Brar as an additional judge of the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:31 AM IST
Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll: Congress kicks off its campaign from Phillaur
A day after the schedule for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha byelection was announced, the Congress formally kicked off its campaign from Phillaur in favour of its candidate Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary, the wife of Late MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary whose death necessitated the bypoll, on Friday.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:30 AM IST
Woman, son end life after jumping into thermal plant lake in Bathinda
Three members of a debt-ridden family jumped into one of the lakes of the Bathinda thermal plant on Friday. The mother-son duo died while a man was saved by a passerby, the police said on Friday.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:27 AM IST
Navjot Sidhu meets Congress leaders in Patiala jail, plans post-release strategy
Senior Congress leaders Laal Singh and Mohinder Singh Kaypee visited Navjot Singh Sidhu in Jail. The duo spent almost half an hour with Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 07:15 AM IST
Vishal Rambani, Patiala
Gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria’s aide held with 5 pistols, 20 cartridges
The district police have arrested gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria’s aide Malkit Singh with five pistols and 20 live cartridges, police said.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:23 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Rupnagar
Punjab cabinet decisions: Last date for 2.25% exemption on stamp duty extended to April 30
The Punjab cabinet on Friday gave its consent to extend the exemption of 2.25% stamp duty and fees on registration of properties till April 30. Earlier, the last date was March 31.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:22 AM IST
Three bike-borne youths killed in Jalandhar road accident
Three youths were killed when their motorcycle rammed into a tractor-trolley on Shahkot-Nangal Ambian road on Friday, police officials said.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:19 AM IST
Compensate farmers for crop loss due to unseasonal rain, SAD to Punjab CM
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday slammed chief minister Bhagwant Mann for turning a blind eye towards farmers and backtracking on his promise to provide interim compensation of ₹20,000 per acre before girdawari in case of destruction of their crops due to natural calamities
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:18 AM IST
At the mercy of weather, say farmers as fresh rain wreaks havoc to wheat crop
The fresh rainfall which started on Thursday night has added to the woes of Punjab farmers who have already suffered damages to the near-harvest wheat crop during the previous spell of rain, high-velocity winds and hailstorm last week.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:15 AM IST
Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
Fix responsibility of officials for ‘botched-up’ operation against Amritpal, says Partap Bajwa
Leader of opposition in Punjab Partap Singh Bajwa termed the state government and Punjab Police crackdown against Amritpal Singh, chief of Waris Punjab De, a botched-up operation.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:12 AM IST
SGPC stages protest against arrests of ‘innocent’ youths in Amritsar
Led by its SGPC chief Harjinder Singh Dhami, the Sikh body also decried the comments made by the Punjab chief minister on Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, which they said have “hurt the dignity and grace of Akal Takht.”
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:10 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Amritsar
Snowfall, rains throw normal life out of gear in Himachal
Normal life was hit in Himachal Pradesh after higher reaches in the state experienced fresh spell of snowfall while low-lying areas got moderate to heavy rainfall amid an orange alert issued by the Indian Meteorological Department.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:54 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
Himachal CM Sukhu lays foundation stone for first PET block at IGMC, Shimla
Himachal CM Sukhu said that the patients of the state had to travel to Chandigarh or Delhi for a PET scan which was expensive. He said that the present state government was committed to providing world-class facilities to patients within the state.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:53 AM IST
PM Modi trying to throttle democracy: Pratibha Singh
Addressing a press conference at state party headquarters Rajiv Bhawan in Shimla, Pratibha Singh claimed that while Congress has become the voice of farmers, horticulturists, workers and the common man, the PM Modi is busy benefiting his crony capitalist friends.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:51 AM IST
Himachal: HPERC increases electricity tariff by 22 paise per unit for all consumers
The tariff for Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) has been issued after determining the true-up of uncontrollable parameters for the financial year 2021-22 and aggregate revenue requirement (ARR) of the HPSEBL, said chairman, HPERC, DK Sharma.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:39 AM IST
Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
Jal Prahari Samman Samaroh: Vaishno Devi Shrine Board felicitated for water conservation and management
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was felicitated at Jal Prahari Samman Samaroh – 2023 held on March 29 at Delhi. The felicitation ceremony was organised under the aegis of ministry of Jal Shakti in recognition of the significant strides made by the shrine board to promote water conservation
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:34 AM IST
As Kashmir’s SKIMS loses autonomy, its employees face first crises
At the same time, the non-gazetted employees of Kashmir’s SKIMS was barred from availing any holidays in the last 10 days of March as the authorities feared it may impede the patient care and day to day functioning of the hospital.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:28 AM IST
, SrinagarAshiq Hussain
Jammu and Kashmir LG holds meeting of Shri Amarnath Shrine board
The meeting jeld by Jammu and Kashmir LG was attended by shrine board members-- Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, DC Raina, Kailash Mehra Sadhu, K N Rai, KN Shrivastava, Pitambar Lal Gupta, Dr Shailesh Raina, Prof Vishwamurti Shastri and Manju Garg.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:25 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir: 2 hybrid militants involved in attack on YouTube journalist arrested
The Jammu and Kashmir Police found involvement of two militant associates while investigating the attack on YouTuber journalist Waseem Ahmad Wani who was attacked by unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen in December last year. However, he had escaped unhurt.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:21 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Srinagar
Ludhiana Congress to take out march on April 3 against Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification
Several Congress MPs will participate in the march starting from Clock tower to Division number 3 on April 3 in Ludhiana
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 11:48 PM IST
Ludhiana Railway Station: Defunct detectors, many entries pose threat to passengers’ safety
Railway passengers have to face inconvenience as the electronic information display boards are nowhere to find at the station; besides this, defunct metal detectors and multiple entries pose a major security risk
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 11:45 PM IST
Ludhiana woman sarpanch dismissed for letting husband take lead in panchayat works
Director rural development and panchayat Gurpreet Singh Khaira earlier this week dismissed Paramjit Kaur, sarpanch of Rattowal village of Block Sudhar in Ludhiana
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 11:41 PM IST
Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana
Gusty winds, rain lash Ludhiana, flatten wheat crop
As per the data received from the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana received 5 mm and 0.8 mm of rain in March in 2021 and 2022 respectively
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 11:38 PM IST
, LudhianaDinkle Popli
Vigilance bureau nabs Ludhiana’s ASI for taking ₹10,000 bribe
A vigilance bureau spokesperson said ASI Balwinder has been arrested on the complaint of Dr Arun Behal, resident of Raju Colony, Tibba road, Ludhiana
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 11:34 PM IST
Ludhiana: Three men assault courier company staffers, booked
Three men were standing near the bike and the victims requested them to give way; however, the accused started arguing with him, thrashed him and his driver
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 11:25 PM IST
Ludhiana: Pan shops raided; two held for serving hookahs
Ludhiana police also recovered as many as 75 e-cigarettes, 4 hookahs, 1 cole box and 6 hookah pipes from the pan shops
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 11:21 PM IST
Ludhiana fruit vendor set ablaze over ₹10 damaged note
The fruit vendor, identified as Shekhar Kumar, 36, of Guru Hargobind Nagar of Haibowal, sustained 20-30% burns on his head, back and shoulders; sensing his condition, he was referred to PGIMER Chandigarh
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 11:19 PM IST
Swachh Bharat Mission: CAG points out irregularities in scheme in J&K
Swachh Bharat Mission Urban was launched to make urban India 100 per cent free from open defecation in areas falling under urban local bodies by October 2019.
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 10:56 PM IST
, SrinagarMir Ehsan