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Hatti community in Sirmaur threatens protest over non-implementation of ST Amendment Act

Updated on Nov 07, 2023 06:28 AM IST

The community’s call for action includes a commitment from women, students from schools, colleges and universities, who will participate in the demonstrations

The members said that they plan to Raj Bhawan, where they will seek an audience with the governor, urging him to issue instructions to the state government for the immediate implementation of the Act (HT File Photo)
By, Shimla

Ludhiana resident facing rape charges attempts to kidnap 6-year-old girl

The accused, a resident of Indira Colony, Ludhiana, after being chased by the minor’s kin, dropped head on the roadside and fled the spot

A Ludhiana resident facing rape charges attempted to kidnap a six-year-old girl. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 05:36 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana MC launches campaign to push for Green Diwali

Ludhiana MC would be installing hoarding/posters in different parts of the city to sensitise the residents regarding air/water pollution and its ill-effects as part of the Green Diwali campaign

Ludhiana municipal commissioner Sandeep Rishi launching campaign to urge residents to celebrate ‘Green Diwali’. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 05:28 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Himachal cryptocurrency scam: Meerut engineer made website, was trained in Dubai

Police said that the engineer, who is now believed to be one of the masterminds of the scam, also made several trips to Dubai and was trained there

According to police, people from different walks of life invested more than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,500 crore in the elaborate ponzi scheme (iStock)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 05:22 AM IST
By, Shimla

Sewer woes irks Ludhiana’s Bahadur Ke village residents

Residents of Bahadur Ke village are struggling with overflowing sewers and poor road conditions. Their complaints have been ignored for years, with road re-carpeting work being halted due to a change in government. Residents are concerned about the risk of accidents and the foul odor from the sewerage water. The accumulation of waste mixed with sewerage water has also become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and flies. The village sarpanch has requested funds from the area legislator and member of Parliament for the installation of new sewerage pipes.

Clogged sewerage making its way onto the road at Bahadhur ke road area in Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 05:16 AM IST
BySukhpreet Singh, Ludhiana

Ludhiana trader surrenders before local court in 2,000 crore food grain transportation scam

Latest development brings the number of arrests in the in ₹2,000 crore food grain transportation scam up to 13

The accused in <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 crore food grain transportation scam in the custody of Vigilance Bureau in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 05:12 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana residents left gasping, coughing as air quality worsens

Residents of a city are dealing with deteriorating air quality as pollution levels remain in the "poor" category, impacting the health of residents with respiratory, ear, nose, and throat conditions. The pollution is causing an increase in respiratory ailments, sinusitis, eye infections, and skin rashes.

Ludhiana residents left gasping, coughing as air quality remains in the ‘poor’ category. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 05:10 AM IST
ByDinkle Popli, Ludhiana

Sword-wielding trio attack priest at Ludhiama’s Manji Sahib gurdwara

Victim has been working as a priest in the Ludhiama’s Manji Sahib gurdwara for the past 18 years; the trio stopped him when he was headed to the holy sarovar and attacked him with a sword

A sword-wielding trio attacked the priest at Ludhiama’s Manji Sahib gurdwara. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 05:06 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Punjab & Haryana HC seeks details of criminal cases registered for Covid violations

The HC bench of justice GS Sandhawalia and justice Harpreet Kaur Jeewan passed the order during the resumed hearing of a suo motu plea in which it is monitoring probes and trials in criminal cases against MPs and MLAs.

The Punjab and Haryana high court (HC) has sought details of criminal cases registered for Covid violations between 2020 and 2021. (Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 10:58 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

British Sikh invited to discuss incident involving kirpan in UK court

Jatinder Singh, a former secretary general of the Sikh Council UK, had spoken out last week after a security guard at Birmingham Crown Court reportedly denied him re-entry to the court with his kirpan – one of his five articles of faith as an Amritdhari Sikh.

Under the His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service guidance in place, any member of the Sikh community who wishes to enter a court building in England can bring in a kirpan that is not more than six inches in overall length, with the blade no more than five inches in length. (HT File)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 10:56 PM IST
ByPress Trust of India, London

CAT notice to Punjab on former DGP VK Bhawra’s plea

Former DGP has challenged appointment of Gaurav Yadav as state police chief after AAP government took charge in March 2022 and sought his reinstatement, saying he was appointed to the post for a minimum of two years by the governor in January 2022; next hearing on December 15

The former director general of police VK Bhawra has challenged the appointment of Gaurav Yadav as the Punjab DGP and sought his reinstatement. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 07:14 AM IST

Punjab cabinet nod to pilgrimage scheme, OTS for traders to clear dues

Finance minister Harpal Cheema said under the one-time settlement, a lump sum tax of up to ₹1 lakh has been waived, benefiting 39,787 traders; common state cadre of all patwaris and kanungos gets nod

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann chaired the meeting of the council of ministers in Chandigarh on Monday. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 03:31 PM IST

ED arrests Punjab AAP MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra in money laundering case

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra, who is accused of ₹41-crore bank fraud, had evaded four ED summons; to be produced in Mohali court

The Enforcement Directorate took Aam Aadmi Party’s Amargarh MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra, 60, into custody in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case registered against him last year. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 06:22 PM IST

Punjab accident: Five killed in car, truck collision in Moga

Second major accident in Moga after four members of a wedding party, including the bridegroom, were killed when a car rammed into a truck on the Ferozepur-Ludhiana highway on Sunday.

The mangled remains of the car after the collision with a truck near the Karahewala toll plaza in Moga on Monday. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 02:19 PM IST

Air pollution: Haryana asks DCs to decide on closing schools in NCR districts

On Sunday, the AQI of NCR cities, such as Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Jind and Kaithal, was in the severe category.

Fourteen districts of Haryana fall in the National Capital Region, where the air pollution level was severe. Farm fires in Punjab and Haryana are being blamed for the deteriorating air quality in NCR. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 12:36 PM IST

SC seeks updated report on Punjab govt’s plea against governor over delay in nod to Bills

Posting matter for hearing on November 10, apex court observes “soul-searching by both sides needed”; observes governors must know they are not elected representatives, questions AAP govt’s manner of convening Vidhan Sabha session.

The Supreme Court on Monday directed solicitor general Tushar Mehta to place an updated status report on the action taken by Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit on the Bills passed by the assembly. The matter comes up for hearing on November 10. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 01:01 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Chandigarh: No word from Centre on Haryana’s Saketri land denotification

A senior officer of Haryana, who is dealing with the project said, “We had written to the Union ministry in August but have so far not got any reply from the ministry

The Haryana government had planned to allot the 12-acre land in Saketri to the UT administration in exchange for the 10 acres in Chandigarh near the IT Park road where it will construct an additional assembly premises (HT File)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh roads death traps for cyclists, pedestrians, two-wheeler riders

Light-motor vehicles such as cars, taxis and vans caused the highest number of fatalities as these were behind 75 of the total 83 road deaths recorded in the year in Chandigarh

Chandigarh saw 46 pedestrian accidents, out of which 23 were fatal. Cyclists were involved in 25 accidents, out of which 12 proved fatal. For two-wheelers, of the 107 accidents, 47 were fatal. (Getty image)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:38 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mohali-based music firm loses 64L AdSense revenue to hacker

AdSense is an advertising programme that allows online creators to earn money by displaying third-party ads on their sites

In October, Google sent an email, stating that the company’s account was compromised. (Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:34 AM IST
By, Mohali

Driver held for crushing 4-year-old boy to death in Mohali

The child, Prince, was struck by the car, a Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, around 11 am on Thursday. Renu had fled the spot after the incident but was captured in a nearby CCTV camera

The accused, Renu Sirohi of Peer Muchalla. will be produced before a local court on Monday. (Getty image)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:28 AM IST
By, Mohali

Pedestrian crushed under speeding car in Mohali

Lal, a labourer and local resident, told police that on October 31, an unidentified man was trying to cross the busy road when a rashly driven car, failing to control speed, hit the victim before fleeing the spot

Police said that both the victim and the accused are yet to be identified. (Getty image)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:26 AM IST
By, Mohali

Spice of Life: Comrades in arms relive camaraderie in uniform

These small gestures we as soldiers indulge in may appear trivial, but they leave a lasting impact. It is this sense of belonging that differentiates soldiering from other professions.

The reunion was a travel back in time. Memories of daring the enemy on the line of control, combating insurgents in the North-East and the inhospitable survival in arctic conditions of Siachen glacier were rekindled. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:24 AM IST
ByCol HP Singh (retd)

Mohali’s Yadawindra Public School wins junior golf meet

Led by Arman Singh Virk, Yadawindra Public School, Mohali, won an inter-school junior golf tournament held at the Mohali Golf Range

Led by Arman Singh Virk, Yadawindra Public School, Mohali, won an inter-school junior golf tournament held at the Mohali Golf Range on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:22 AM IST
By, Mohali

Sexual harassment of girl students: Principal of Haryana school sent to two-day police remand

Deputy superintendent of police Amit Kumar Bhatia, who heads a five-member Special Investigation Team probing the case, said that the accused principal was produced before a court in Haryana’s Narwana, which sent him to two-day police remand.

A government school principal accused of sexually harassing over 60 girl students was produced before a court in Jind’s Narwana on Sunday that sent him to two-day police remand. (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:20 AM IST
BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

Farm fires in Punjab possibly affecting Haryana’s air quality: CM Khattar

Haryana CM Khattar was responding to media queries on state agriculture minister JP Dalal blaming Punjab for the smoky conditions in Haryana, on the sidelines of his Jan Samvad programme in Karnal.The minister on Saturday had slammed the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government over the number of stubble-burning cases in that state.

Observing that “pollution has no boundaries”, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that it is quite possible that the bad air in Punjab could be polluting that in the state as well. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:18 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana CM Khattar orders suspension of SHO, XEN over dereliction of duty

Haryana CM Khattar ordered this to officials during a Jan Samvad at Uchana village in the city. The CM also heard complaints at Jan Samvad in Sector 13, Ratangarh and Ram Nagar areas of the town.He made the announcement while addressing the concerns of villagers from Ratangarh and said that the bus services will commence from Monday itself.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday ordered suspension of an inspector-rank station house officer (SHO) and an executive engineer (XEN) over dereliction of duty. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:16 AM IST
By, Karnal

Will abolish e-tendering in villages if Congress comes to power in Haryana: Hooda

Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced to abolish e-tendering system, right to recall and provisions given to MLAs in panchayats development, if Congress is voted to power in the next year’s polls in Haryana.

Former chief minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced to abolish e-tendering system, right to recall and provisions given to MLAs in panchayats development, if Congress is voted to power in the next year’s polls in Haryana. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:14 AM IST
By, Rohtak

BJP, Congress indulging in caste politics in Haryana: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) considered itself a party of non-Jats and Congress termed it a party of Jats in Haryana. Addressing party workers here, Kejriwal said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) does not believe in caste and religion politics, and it is a party of all communities.

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses party workers in Haryana’s Rohtak on Sunday. Addressing party workers here, Kejriwal said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) does not believe in caste and religion politics, and it is a party of all communities. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:12 AM IST
BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

Man ends life after killing his 2 children in Jhajjar

Man reportedly ended his life after killing his two children at a village in Jhajjar’s Bahadurgarh on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, said police. The deceased was working as a bus driver in Delhi. According to police, he first hanged both his children, daughter aged 13 and son, 11, and then hanged himself at his house.

A 35-year-old man reportedly ended his life after killing his two children at a village in Jhajjar’s Bahadurgarh on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, said police. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational image)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:10 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Punjab Police yet to arrest farmers who forced officials to burn stubble

A day after nine farmers and activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Sidhupur) were booked on chief minister Bhgawant Mann’s directions after villagers forced an official on duty to burn paddy stubble, the Bathinda police have not made any arrest

A day after nine farmers and activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Sidhupur) were booked on chief minister Bhgawant Mann’s directions after villagers forced an official on duty to burn paddy stubble, the Bathinda police have not made any arrest.
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 07:50 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi
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