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Photographer held for kidnapping 12-year-old Chandigarh girl

The photographer was arrested on the complaint of the girl’s father, who alleged that the accused had been luring her with modelling assignments
The girl’s father alleged that the photographer had been pursuing his daughter to become a model and even called her to his studio. (HT)
The girl’s father alleged that the photographer had been pursuing his daughter to become a model and even called her to his studio. (HT)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 02:46 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh

Coming in September, Chandigarh Golf Club’s own 20-team league

Chandigarh Golf Club members to compete for the top prize of 8 lakh; teams likely to be auctioned in August
As many as 20 teams of 16 players each, from among the Chandigarh Golf Club members, will be seen fiercely competing for the title and top prize of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8 lakh. (HT Photo)
As many as 20 teams of 16 players each, from among the Chandigarh Golf Club members, will be seen fiercely competing for the title and top prize of 8 lakh. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 02:46 AM IST
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ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Mother of two found murdered in Mohali’s Kurali

The victim, Harjinder Kaur, lived with her two minor children, a boy and a girl; her husband had died seven years ago, said Mohali police
The woman’s domestic help raised the alarm on finding her in a pool of blood and called the village sarpanch, who further alerted the Mohali police. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The woman’s domestic help raised the alarm on finding her in a pool of blood and called the village sarpanch, who further alerted the Mohali police. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 02:46 AM IST
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By, Mohali

Four days on, muddy water, low water pressure continue to torment Sector 15 residents in Panchkula

Authorities say damage to an underground cable of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam is to blame for the water crisis in the area, and that water from tubewells was being supplied to houses in the meantime.
Four days after water supply was disrupted in Sector 15 due to fire incidents, around 20,000 residents continue to be on the receiving end, with pipes either bringing muddy water or the supply down to a trickle due to low pressure. (Representative Image/HT File)
Four days after water supply was disrupted in Sector 15 due to fire incidents, around 20,000 residents continue to be on the receiving end, with pipes either bringing muddy water or the supply down to a trickle due to low pressure. (Representative Image/HT File)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 02:51 AM IST
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By, Panchkula

Congress accuses Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur of promoting VIP culture in state

Congress accused CM Jai Ram Thakur of promoting VIP culture in Himachal. Congress MLA Harshwardhan Chauhan flayed Jai Ram Thakur for “excessive use of state-run chopper”
Congress MLA Harshwardhan Chauhan addressing the media in Shimla on Saturday. He Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur of promoting VIP culture in state. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Congress MLA Harshwardhan Chauhan addressing the media in Shimla on Saturday. He Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur of promoting VIP culture in state. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 02:39 AM IST
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By, Shimla

Dhanas resident defrauded of 1.5 crore over sale of house

A Dhanas resident was allegedly defrauded of 1.5 crore over the sale of a house in Sector 23, Chandigarh
The complainant, Suresh Kumar of Small flats, Dhanas, accused Jitender Singh and Gurbaj Singh, both residents of Sector 23, Chandigarh, of duping him on the pretext of selling him a house in the sector. (Representative Image/HT File)
The complainant, Suresh Kumar of Small flats, Dhanas, accused Jitender Singh and Gurbaj Singh, both residents of Sector 23, Chandigarh, of duping him on the pretext of selling him a house in the sector. (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 02:38 AM IST
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Develop reading habit, Himachal governor tells children

Himachal governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said that it was important to understand the spirit of the word along with the letter. He told children about the importance of books in life and reading them
“I am not against mobile phones and television but reading books are also necessary,” said Himachal governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and advised the children to read good books in library. (HT File Photo)
“I am not against mobile phones and television but reading books are also necessary,” said Himachal governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and advised the children to read good books in library. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 02:33 AM IST
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By, Shimla

After constable exam paper leak, Himachal Police bar shoes, jackets, ornaments for re-exam

Himachal Pradesh Police have asked the examinees taking the re-examination on Sunday to wear slippers and flip-flops and not socks and shoes to the examination hall.
The Himachal Police department is holding the exam again after the paper was leaked on March 27. “Come wearing light clothes and bathing slippers and don’t wear any metal ornaments,” reads the list of instructions for the candidates. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational image)
The Himachal Police department is holding the exam again after the paper was leaked on March 27. “Come wearing light clothes and bathing slippers and don’t wear any metal ornaments,” reads the list of instructions for the candidates. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational image)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 02:25 AM IST
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By, Shimla

Online retailer, seller asked to pay Chandigarh resident 2,500 for collecting extra GST

Penalising a leading online retailer and Telangana-based seller for wrongly charging 49 as Goods and Service Tax (GST), the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directed them to pay 2,500 to the complainant.
Madhu P Singh of Chandigarh had filed a complaint against Amazon Sellers Services Pvt Ltd (New Delhi and Bengaluru) and Cloudtail India Pvt. Ltd (Telangana). (Representative Image/HT File)
Madhu P Singh of Chandigarh had filed a complaint against Amazon Sellers Services Pvt Ltd (New Delhi and Bengaluru) and Cloudtail India Pvt. Ltd (Telangana). (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 02:24 AM IST
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Mercury rises to 34.8°C in Chandigarh amid weak monsoon activity

While the monsoon activity remained subdued for the second day in a row after 72.9 mm rain on its arrival, moderate to intense rain is again likely in Chandigarh on July 6, as per the initial observations of the India Meteorological Department
Some parts of Chandigarh received around 4 mm rain on Saturday as well amid weak monsoon activity, while the rest of the city recorded high humidity. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Some parts of Chandigarh received around 4 mm rain on Saturday as well amid weak monsoon activity, while the rest of the city recorded high humidity. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 02:06 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh

Ludhiana: ETT qualified teachers stage protest outside closed education department office

The ETT qualified teachers were scheduled to receive their appointment letters on Saturday, but were asked to return due to unavailability of staff; matter resolved
ETT qualified teachers protesting at the DC’s office in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
ETT qualified teachers protesting at the DC’s office in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 01:28 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana industrialists demand single-window system for permissions

Representatives of industry from Ludhiana demanded implementation of single-window system for permissions; steps to encourage exports and better infrastructure among other facilities during a meeting held with director of industries and commerce, Punjab, Sibin C, on Friday evening
Punjab director of industries and commerce (extreme right) during the interaction with industrialists. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Punjab director of industries and commerce (extreme right) during the interaction with industrialists. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 01:26 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Cong MLA Khaira alleges tax evasion scam of 44,000 crore

Cong MLA Khaira said for the goods, which were brought to Punjab, the due value added tax was not paid by some unscrupulous dealers
Cong MLA Khaira alleges tax evasion scam of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>44,000 crore
Cong MLA Khaira alleges tax evasion scam of 44,000 crore
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 01:24 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh

Ludhiana: 40 booked for murder attempt on 26-yr-old man

At least 40 people have been booked for attempting to murder a 26-year-old resident of Azad Nagar, Ludhiana, with sharp-edged weapons
The victim said that he had earlier filed a police complaint against the accused and they nursed a grudge against him. (Getty Images)
The victim said that he had earlier filed a police complaint against the accused and they nursed a grudge against him. (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 01:23 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Ban on single-use plastic: Ludhiana MC challans 6 shopkeepers

With single-use plastic items still being used across the city despite the ban coming into effect on July 1, the Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) organised an awareness-cum-challan drive in Ghumar Mandi on Saturday
MC officials during the challing-cum-awareness drive on the ban of single-use plastic in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Harvinder SIngh/HT)
MC officials during the challing-cum-awareness drive on the ban of single-use plastic in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Harvinder SIngh/HT)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 01:21 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Punjab govt to bear gap of moong sold below MSP: CM Mann

Announcing the decision here, Punjab CM Mann directed the finance department to ensure that there was no deviation and every farmer, who cultivated moong, benefitted from it
Punjab govt to bear gap of moong sold below MSP: CM Mann
Punjab govt to bear gap of moong sold below MSP: CM Mann
Published on Jul 03, 2022 01:18 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh

Ludhiana saw 5-fold spike in Covid cases in June

In May, 87 cases and no Covid-related casualty was reported and in April, 83 infections were reported even as one person succumbed to the virus; however, in June, Ludhiana logged 481 cases and 12 deaths
Ludhiana district currently has 185 active Covid cases, of which 178 patients are under home isolation. (Representative image)
Ludhiana district currently has 185 active Covid cases, of which 178 patients are under home isolation. (Representative image)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 01:18 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: 20 encroachments razed on banks of Buddha Nullah

The Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) on Saturday razed around 20 encroachments on the banks of the Buddha Nullah, including illegal portions of factories and labour quarters
A JCB machine demolishing an illegal building on the banks of the Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A JCB machine demolishing an illegal building on the banks of the Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 01:16 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

One killed in celebratory firing in Patti

Somebody at a party in the house of former sarpanch Rasal Singh, who was celebrating the birth of his grandson, in Patti opened celebratory firing
One killed in celebratory firing in Patti (Getty Images)
One killed in celebratory firing in Patti (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 01:14 AM IST
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By, Tarn Taran

Eyes on 2024 general elections, BJP gives charge of 9 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab to 3 Union ministers

The BJP, for the time being, has identified nine Lok Sabha seats where it thinks it has a strong chance of expanding the base. These seats have been divided into three clusters
Eyes on 2024 general elections, BJP gives charge of 9 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab to 3 Union ministers (ANI Photo)
Eyes on 2024 general elections, BJP gives charge of 9 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab to 3 Union ministers (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 01:10 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh

Majha hooch tragedy: ‘Mastermind’ gets bail as all witnesses turn hostile

Mastermind Rashpal Singh alias Shalu of Dhotian village, who had surrendered before a local court in Tarn Taran on May 8, after remaining at large for nearly two years, got bail in all the five cases, including murder, related to the Majha hooch tragedy
Majha hooch tragedy: ‘Mastermind’ gets bail as all witnesses turn hostile
Majha hooch tragedy: ‘Mastermind’ gets bail as all witnesses turn hostile
Published on Jul 03, 2022 12:55 AM IST
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ByAnil Sharma, Tarn Taran

Save Mattewara forest, Punjab speaker writes to CM Mann

Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Saturday wrote a letter to chief minister Bhagwant Mann, urging him to save the Mattewara forest on the banks of Sutlej in Ludhiana district
In his letter, the speaker said that several civil society organisations have written to him, complaining that the previous governments repeatedly ignored their pleas on conserving the Mattewara forest in Ludhiana. (HT File Photo)
In his letter, the speaker said that several civil society organisations have written to him, complaining that the previous governments repeatedly ignored their pleas on conserving the Mattewara forest in Ludhiana. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 11:46 PM IST
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By, Chandigarh

Younger brother of former Punjab MLA Simarjeet Bains held in rape case

Karamjit Singh Bains, a co-accused in the rape case lodged against Simarjeet Singh Bains, was arrested on Saturday for the alleged rape of a 44-year-old woman in Ludhiana
A file photo of Lok Insaf Party chief Simarjeet Singh Bains. The main accused in the rape case, he is still at large. (HT File Photo)
A file photo of Lok Insaf Party chief Simarjeet Singh Bains. The main accused in the rape case, he is still at large. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 11:44 PM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Punjab Police on alert as crossborder smugglers sneak in heroin via J&K

This year, Punjab Police teams have busted four modules in Pathankot and Gurdaspur that were involved in smuggling heroin sneaked into J&K from Pakistan
A Punjab Police officer shows a specially designed cavity in a car from which heroin being smuggled from J&K was recovered. (HT Photo)
A Punjab Police officer shows a specially designed cavity in a car from which heroin being smuggled from J&K was recovered. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 11:37 PM IST
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ByAnil Sharma, Amritsar

Bargari sacrilege: SIT finds no political link, accuses dera head of conspiracy

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday handed over the SIT’s final investigation report, probing three cases linked to the Bargari sacrilege incidents, to Sikh community leaders.
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann handing over a copy of the final investigation report into the Bargari sacrilege cases in 2015 to Sikh leaders on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann handing over a copy of the final investigation report into the Bargari sacrilege cases in 2015 to Sikh leaders on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 02:41 AM IST
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By, Faridkot

Haryana CM Khattar writes to Amit Shah for separate high court

Seeks a joint meeting of Haryana, Punjab under chairmanship of Union home minister with Union law minister on board to move ahead towards resolution
Haryana shares a common high court with Punjab and Chandigarh since its inception in 1966. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has sought a joint meeting of Haryana and Punjab to be chaired by Union home minister Amit Shah to move towards a separate high court. (HT file photo)
Haryana shares a common high court with Punjab and Chandigarh since its inception in 1966. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has sought a joint meeting of Haryana and Punjab to be chaired by Union home minister Amit Shah to move towards a separate high court. (HT file photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 12:11 PM IST
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ByHitender Rao and Surender Sharma

After paper leak, HP Police bar shoes, jackets, ornaments for re-exam

Multi-tiered security in place to prevent unfair means; IG, DIG as observer for each range on lines of Election Commission duty to monitor Sunday’s test
The Himachal Pradesh police department is holding the constable recruitment exam again on Sunday after the paper was leaked on March 27. (Representative photo)
The Himachal Pradesh police department is holding the constable recruitment exam again on Sunday after the paper was leaked on March 27. (Representative photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 11:56 AM IST
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J&K sees 94 Covid cases, highest in four months

J&K witnessed 94 Covid cases in a single day, highest in the last four months, officials said on Friday
A healthcare worker collects a nasal swab sample of a woman for Covid test in Jammu on Friday. (ANI)
A healthcare worker collects a nasal swab sample of a woman for Covid test in Jammu on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 04:57 AM IST
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By, Srinagar

J&K: Revenue officer caught accepting bribe of 1.5 lakh

Ashok Sharma was arrested on Thursday night and 9 lakh were also recovered from the tout, Raman Gupta’s possession
The ACB had received a complaint against Sharma and his associates for demanding a bribe of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 lakh for issuing fard (document of lands) (Image for representational purpose)
The ACB had received a complaint against Sharma and his associates for demanding a bribe of 25 lakh for issuing fard (document of lands) (Image for representational purpose)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 04:55 AM IST
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