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Punjab: 3 held with 41kg of heroin smuggled from Pakistan via Ravi river

Updated on Aug 23, 2023 02:44 PM IST

Police find accused had been in touch with Pakistani smugglers; more consignments had been smuggled in through river route when water level increased recently

The three accused (faces covered) with the heroin consignment recovered by the anti-drug special task force (STF) personnel of Punjab Police in Amritsar district on Wednesday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
ByAnil Sharma

Punjab closes schools till August 26 due to heavy rain

State education minister announces decision following incessant rain in the region, particularly Himachal Pradesh, that may cause flood-like situation

School students waving the Tricolour in Amritsar as they gathered to mark the landing of Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar mission, on Wednesday. The state government later announced the closure of all schools till August 26 due to heavy rain forecast. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 02:06 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3 moon landing to be shown live in Haryana schools

State school education minister announces decision to show landing of Chandrayaan-3 landing from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesday

Schoolchildren with painted faces surround a replica of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft. The lander module of Chandrayaan 3, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s third moon mission, is set to attempt landing on the lunar mission on Wednesday evening. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:37 PM IST

Chandigarh tricity records heavy rain, several areas waterlogged

The minimum temperature fell from 28.3 degrees on Tuesday to 24.6 degrees on Wednesday due to the rain.

A waterlogged stretch on Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Wednesday after heavy overnight rain. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:19 PM IST

Himachal rain: Migrant couple found dead in Shimla, IMD issues flash flood warning

With 200 more roads blocked, a total of 530 roads in Himachal Pradesh, including the highway connecting Shimla and Chandigarh shut at Chaki Mor near Parwanoo due to landslides

Debris blocking a road after a landslide near Phagli in Shimla on Wednesday. Heavy overnight rain disrupted traffic and power in the state capital. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 11:52 AM IST

Chandigarh: PGIMER to set up paediatric bone marrow transplant unit

Adult bone marrow transplant services team will handhold the paediatric bone marrow transplant services at PGIMER’s Nehru Hospital

PGIMER to start paediatric bone marrow transplant service at Nehru Hospital. (HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:33 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

PU polls 2023: Student bodies engage in slogan war

CYSS, the student wing of the Aam Aadmi Party, is re-entering the fray after bagging the president’s post last year

CYSS supporters taking out a rally on Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

4 years on, Chandigarh sports policy to kick in on August 29

Chandigarh administration picks National Sports Day to launch policy; announces handsome cash awards for medal winners at international sports events

The UT administration will roll out the Chandigarh Sports Policy on August 29. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:30 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Looking for medicines online, piles patient loses 1.5 lakh

The Chandigarh resident saw an advertisement on Facebook regarding treatment of piles, following which he contacted the phone number mentioned therein

A Chandigarh resident was duped of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.58 lakh in a cyber fraud. (HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Local admn sets target of ‘TB-free Chandigarh’ by 2024

Stakeholders will conduct camps, workshops, awareness drives and educational programmes in Chandigarh’s schools and colleges

Chandigarh administration has set a goal to make the UT tuberculosis free by 2024 through a comprehensive approach. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Jujhar, Yogya emerge as winners of golf tourney at Chandigarh

In boys category A, Manraj Singh Deol emerged as the winner with a score of 72 and in the girls category A, Bhaavya Mann won with a score of 74

The winners posing with their golf tournament awards in Chandigarh. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh admn sanctions 1.88 cr for maintenance of 8,448 small flats

The CHB had allotted the flats under the rehabilitation scheme, Small Flat Scheme and Affordable Rental Housing Scheme for occupation by allottees and their families

The Chandigarh administration has sanctioned funds for maintenance of common area of 8,448 small flats. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

37-year-old patient jumps off sixth floor at Chandigarh’s GMCH-32, dies

Police said the man, who hailed from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, was admitted at the hospital on August 9 and was under treatment in the male medical ward on sixth floor in Block C

As per information, the patient was walking in the sixth-floor corridor around 10.30 pm, when he suddenly jumped off, sustaining multiple serious injuries. (iStock)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Dup fire 7 shots at house in Mohali village

Soon after the incident, gangster Jota Hoshiarpuria claimed responsibility for the firing through a Facebook post, as per Mohali police

Two motorcycle-borne men fired seven shots at a house in Gharuan village at Mohali. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, Mohali

53-year-old Chandigarh man who raped minor jailed for 20 years

The court also imposed a fine of ₹51,000 on the convict, Chattar Singh, who works at a cosmetics shop; the case dates back to March 2021

A fast-track POCSO court has sentenced 53-year-old man to 20 years term for raping a minor. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Spice of Life: A memorable leaf from my book of experiences

The past is gone, the future is uncertain, the present is a blessing bequeathed by the universe to make the most of. So now no more long-term rules, no distant goals, only plans for a day ahead.

Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector’s item, says American writer Issac Marion. (Getty Images/Zoonar RF)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:54 AM IST
ByPromil Dada

NHRC notices to DGP, district magistrate on threats to family in Palwal

The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of reports that a Hindu family in a Muslim-dominated village of Palwal was allegedly attacked, threatened for life and ordered to leave the village for sharing an anti-Rohingya post on social media.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed Haryana director general of police (DGP) and Palwal district magistrate to submit a detailed report about a Hindu family that was allegedly attacked in a Muslim-dominated village. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Basmati growers rejoice as prices touch 3,800 a quintal

Paddy has already started arriving in the grain markets of Haryana’s northern districts -- Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat and Yamunanagar, and farmers are getting anywhere between ₹3,500 to ₹4,000 for a quintal of the early maturing varieties: Pusa 1509, Pusa 1847 and Pusa 1692.

Growers of the early maturing varieties of Basmati rice are reaping a rich harvest with the prices of long-grained aromatic varieties touching <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,800 a quintal. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:51 AM IST
By, Karnal

Centre keen on revising colonial-era legislations: Law minister Meghwal

Addressing the ministers, MLAs, high-ranking officials and legal fraternity during an informal meeting with chief minister Khattar, the Union minister said that these “significant steps” were aimed at modernising the Indian legal framework, according to a statement.

Union law and justice minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said that Central government is working at rapid pace to amend colonial-era laws. He said the process of removing archaic terminology and concepts deeply entrenched in these statutes was a formidable task. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Gurdwara body row: Conflict escalates as Baljit Daduwal, Gurvinder Dhamija hit back at HSGMC chief

Five days after the ad-hoc body, constituted to facilitate the transfer of assets of 48 Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee controlled gurdwaras, sought the removal of member and former chief, Baljit Singh Daduwal and general secretary, Gurvinder Singh Dhamija for allegedly using indecent language in a gurdwara, the duo hit back on Tuesday.

HSGMC president Karamjit Singh said he will reply at an appropriate moment to Dhamija’s allegations of immoral behaviour levelled against him. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Two Kala Rana gang members held for firing at IELTS institute in Yamunanagar

On August 12, two men entered World Edu Scamper Institute at Yamunanagar’s Tau Devi Complex near Kanhaiya Sahib Chowk in the morning and fired six shots on the glass doors of a cabin, while the third person waited outside on his bike.

Ten days after three unidentified men allegedly fired six shots at an IELTS centre at Yamunanagar, a shooter and his accomplice have been arrested for the crime, police said on Tuesday. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:40 AM IST
By, Ambala

Karnal medical officer arrested for graft

Inspector Sachin of the ACB said they had got a complaint against the medical officer that he was demanding bribe in lieu of making fake medical report and to include fracture in MLR for the complainant’s nephew so that the Section 326 (voluntarily causing hurt) could be included in the FIR. Earlier, the doctor demanded ₹30,000 but later the deal was settled in ₹28,000.

A medical officer has been arrested by the Karnal wing of the anti-corruption bureau for allegedly taking a bribe of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>28,000 for showing fake injuries in the medico-legal report (MLR). (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Karnal

Kaithal: Wushu coach arrested for sexually harassing player

According to the police, the coach was booked under Sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison), 354 (outraging a woman’s modesty) and 376 (rape) on April 28 after the woman player filed a written complaint at the women police station and also took up the issue with the Kaithal superintendent of police.

The Kaithal police have arrested a wushu coach on charges of sexually harassing and trying to rape a 19-year-old woman player. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:38 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana: Man sentenced to 25 years in jail for raping minor daughter

According to deputy district attorney Narender Kumar, the court had convicted the man on August 19 and fixed Tuesday for awarding the quantum of punishment.

A court here on Tuesday sentenced a 50-year-old man to 25 years’ imprisonment for raping his minor daughter in 2018. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:37 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Hisar

Administrative reshuffle: Punjab govt transfers 16 IAS, 13 PCS officers

Jaspreet Singh has been posted as SDM, Sultanpur Lodhi, Baljeet Kaur as SDM, Faridkot, with additional charge of registrar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences

Parminder Pal Singh is the new MD, PUNCOM, and in addition executive director, BACKFINCO.
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Punjab: A day after Sangrur clash, 53 farmers booked for murder bid

Sangrur’s senior police superintendent Surendra Lamba said meeting with farmers ended on a positive note and we have agreed to most of their demands

Farmers block a toll plaza in Amritsar on Tuesday. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:17 AM IST
By, Sangrur

High court: Cryptic orders being passed in RTI complaints

Now, it has been directed that the points sought by the applicant be recorded in the order and reply should be given point wise

The court directed the chief secretary of Punjab and Haryana and UT’s advisor to circulate this judgment and other recent such judgments mentioned in the order for the perusal to all authorities constituted under the Act for complying with the same.
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:15 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Punjab: Farm bodies reject 6,800 per acre compensation, unrest to swell

The leaders of farm bodies have rejected the amount as “inappropriate”. However, the state’s revenue department said the amount can’t be increased

Farmers block a toll plaza on the Jandiala Guru national highway in Amritsar on Tuesday. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Most of the Punjab farmers’ demands related to Centre, says AAP

Reacting to the clash between Punjab Police and farmers, AAP’s state chief spokesperson Malvinder Kang said instead of creating problems for people, farm unions should focus on getting a solution to the problems together with the government

Police check vehicles in Sector 63/51 dividing road in Mohali on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:11 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

From July 29 to Aug 3: Six Punjab ‘smugglers’ detained by Rangers, says Pakistan Army

There was no immediate comment from the Indian authorities over the Pakistan Army’s claim. The ISPR statement said those arrested were smugglers and criminals who were trying to smuggle “narcotics, weapons and ammunition” into Pakistan when they were detained by Pakistan Rangers - a paramilitary force deployed along the International Border with India.

It said four of these smugglers --- Gurmeej, Shinder Singh, Juginder Singh and Vishal --- belong to Ferozepur, while Rattan Pal Singh is a native of Jalandhar and Garvender Singh of Ludhiana.
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:07 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India
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