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How could one little head carry all that he knew?

Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:22 AM IST

The legend of Laali, Hardiljit Singh Sidhu (1932-2014), the Savant of Patiala and master of the spoken word, is revived with a book of fond essays dedicated to him

Surjit Patar with Laali Baba, a mentor of his youth. (Source: Laali Baba’s biography)
ByNirupama Dutt

64 cr new platforms, 900 cr station remodelling, 26.80 cr multi modal cargo terminal

PM Modi dedicated new platforms at CSMT and LTT in Mumbai, with plans for further expansion to accommodate more long-distance trains.

HT Image
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:20 AM IST

HAFED to explore opportunities in Rwanda, Tanzania

“After detailed discussions, it was agreed in principle to finalise a long-term contract with HAFED for a regular supply of rice to armed forces shops in Rwanda and also explore the possibility of exporting refined sunflower oil, cold pressed mustard oil and millet-based products,” an official spokesperson said.

Encouraged with the successful export of basmati rice worth 132 million USD to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Haryana state co-op supply and marketing federation (HAFED) has initiated efforts to explore export opportunities in Rwanda and Tanzania. (andystjohn - stock.adobe.com/ Representational image)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

4 yrs on, wanted criminal deported, arrested by Haryana Police

Khairampuria was apprehended following his deportation from a foreign location. The police said that Khairampuria was orchestrating criminal activities from the UAE, Armenia and Thailand.

Notorious criminal Rakesh alias Kala Khairampuria who was involved in violent crimes across Haryana and was evading law enforcement agencies since 2020 was on Saturday arrested by the special task force (STF) of Haryana Police. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:12 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Several printing mistakes in LU entrance test for 5-yr integrated LLB course, allege aspriants

University staff said the matter came to light after several candidates at different exam halls pointed out the mistakes to the invigilators on duty.

There are 160 seats available for the five-year law course, for which 6,935 applications were received (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:10 AM IST
By, Lucknow

ED seizes 5L, documents, assets of mining firm

Among those targeted by the ED were Ravita, Pankaj Singh, Jagat Singh, Sanjay Gupta, Sombir Singh, Naveen Kumar and others. The bank account of the firm, having ₹41 lakh, has been frozen.

Officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) carried out a search operation on the premises of partners and associates of M/s Govardhan Mines and Minerals in Hisar, Bhiwani, Gurugram, Panchkula and Delhi on Saturday. Several incriminating documents, digital devices, <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakh and a BMW car worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.50 crore were seized in connection with a case related to “illegal” mining in Dadam area of Haryana. (AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Hooda should answer how state was neglected during his tenure: Haryana CM Saini

Haryana chief minister Nayab Singh Saini on Saturday hit out at his predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda and said that he should first answer how the state was neglected during his 10 years of tenure, before asking his government.

Haryana chief minister Nayab Singh Saini launched two environmental protection schemes, named ‘Van Mitra’ and ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam Yojana’, both aimed at enhancing tree planting efforts in the state. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:06 AM IST
By, Karnal

Stilt-plus-four-floor policy must be withdrawn: Dushyant

The JJP leader alleged that the BJP government had come up with the policy to benefit real estate developers. “Allowing stilt-plus-four floors is not in the public interest,’’ Dushyant said.

Demanding withdrawal of the stilt-plus-four-floor policy, former Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala on Saturday said the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) would oppose the state government’s decision to allow such constructions in residential sectors. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Extortion, shooting, murders: Gangs of Haryana on the prowl

In Haryana, two syndicates are operating. Bhambhiya syndicate in which dreaded gangsters like Neeraj Bawana, Naveen Bali, Kapil Sangwan alias Nandu, Himanshu alias Bhau, Kaushal Choudhary and Kala Kharampuriya are involved.

A sudden rise in extortion cases and murders by various criminals in Haryana in the last few months has once again put the spotlight on the notorious gangs in Haryana. These gangs had killed at least four people and were involved in more than 15 extortion bids. (Representational image)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:02 AM IST
BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

Puja Khedkar got disability certificates from Ahmednagar dist hospital

Puja Khedkar under scrutiny for allegedly manipulating disability and OBC quotas for civil services. Authorities investigating, including UPSC and local police.

UPSC has roped in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, as the nodal agency for checks on candidates seeking disability certificates. Khedkar had allegedly not turned up for the medical tests despite many calls from the hospital. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:00 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar,

25-year-old Karnal man shot dead in New York

The deceased was identified as Monu Verma, a native of Sarafa Bazar in Karnal’s Nissing village, who had gone to the US in 2022. A 25-year-old man from Karnal was allegedly shot dead by unidentified men in New York while he was reportedly returning from work, the family members said on Saturday.

A 25-year-old man from Karnal was allegedly shot dead by unidentified men in New York while he was reportedly returning from work, the family members said on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:58 AM IST
By, Karnal

My daughter has 40% visual impairment: Father of trainee IAS

Khedkar also said his daughter has “a certain category of mental illness which was also verified by medical professionals before the disability certificate was issued”

Dilip Khedkar, who retired from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), in 2020, claimed his daughter was a victim of a conspiracy being hatched to target his family by “someone”. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:56 AM IST

Seven Punjab govt schools renamed freedom fighters, martyrs: Harjot Singh Bains

Government Primary School Chhana Gulab Singh of Barnala has been renamed as Freedom Fighter Darbara Singh Government Primary School Chhana Gulab Singh. Government Primary School Jumla Malkan has been renamed after freedom fighter Labh Singh, Government Senior Secondary School Barhe, Mansa, has been named after freedom fighter Sewa Singh.

Education minister Harjot Singh Bains said Punjab govt schools are renamed freedom fighters and martyrs to make future generations aware of the sacrifices of these personalities. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

After 3 rounds of counselling, 40% seats in Punjab’s Schools of Eminence vacant

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab, last year, had launched the Schools of Eminence programme whereby certain government schools were upgraded with better infrastructure to provide holistic education to students of Class 9 to 12, especially those coming from humble backgrounds

Schools of Eminence were made to prepare students from humble backgrounds for competitive exams, apart from Class 10 & 12 boards. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:50 AM IST
By, Patiala

GMDA’s 8th RAC to discuss issues raised by members in Gurugram

The repair of the service lane on the road from Paras Hospital towards Sector 56, and construction of a flyover at Ardee Mall traffic signal will be on the meeting’s agenda

According to the GMDA Act, 2017, an RAC is set up to advise the authority and guide its functions. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:52 AM IST

DHBVN to link Manesar, Badshahpur areas under Gurugram Smart Grid project

A senior DHBVN official said they are preparing estimates for including Manesar and Badshahpur under the Smart Grid

High-tension electric poles on SPR Road near Gurugram Sector 74A. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:46 AM IST

Private road sweeping agencies in Gurugram struggle with illegal waste dumping

Private road sweeping agencies in Gurugram struggle with illegal garbage dumping from Delhi vendors, increasing costs and labor. MCG plans to tackle issue with new waste collection agency.

Private vendors continue illegally dump garbage on the streets after collecting from small colonies at Udyog Vihar in Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:48 AM IST

Haryana police arrest dreaded gangster from IGI airport

Khairmpuria fled India in early 2023 using a fraudulently acquired passport and continued to operate from abroad, police said.

Kala Khairampuriya had affiliations extended to notorious criminal groups such as the Himanshu Bhau and Neeraj Faridpuria gangs, contributing to a crime syndicate responsible for several high-profile crimes including targeted killings and extortion. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:44 AM IST

Minimum in Delhi drops to 25°C as monsoon trough brings rain

Similar spells of showers are likely in the next two days and IMD officials attributed the reason to the passing monsoon trough

People caught in the rain at Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Saturday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

First semester of CUET UG courses may be postponed: Delhi University V-C

Academic calendar of other semesters are not affected and they will start on August 1 as scheduled, the vice-chancellor said

The CUET-UG 2024, which is the single-window test for admissions to a majority of undergraduate programmes at 46 central universities, including DU, was conducted in the hybrid mode in May. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Yogi takes stock of poll setback factors in Kanpur division

The BJP, which bagged all the five Lok Sabha seats of Kanpur division in 2019 polls, could win only three.

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath (HT File)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:36 AM IST
By, Lucknow

13-year-old hangs self in Ludhiana

The girl had been missing for the past three days and was traced from a park in Phullanwal with her friend on Friday.

A 13-year-old girl ended her life by hanging herself in Baba Deep Singh Nagar at Pakhowal road (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:34 AM IST

Canal repair done but supply remains affected in parts of Delhi

Repair work at Munak Canal completed after 40 hours, but water supply still affected in areas like Dwarka. Haryana released water to Delhi after canal breach.

Following a sudden breach at the carrier-lined canal (CLC) branch of the Munak canal late on Wednesday night, several blocks of the JJ colony in Bawana were flooded in waist-deep water. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, , New Delhi

Damaged, uncovered storm sewers on NH 44 a safety risk: Locals

Damaged storm sewers on National Highway 44 in Sherpur, Dhandari, and Jalandhar Bypass areas pose safety concerns during monsoon. NHAI's delayed action criticized.

A view of Strom sewerage cover damaged at National highway road in Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:30 AM IST
BySukhpreet Singh, Ludhiana

Kejriwal lost 8.5kg in jail since March, says Singh

AAP leader Sanjay Singh expressed concern over Arvind Kejriwal's health, stating he lost 8.5kg weight since his incarceration, with significant dip in blood sugar level.

AAP MP Sanjay Singh (ANI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:28 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra, New Delhi

More trouble for Pinder, booked for duping 3 police aspirants of 21 lakh

VB arrested conman in February for getting cheques worth ₹25 lakh farmers by posing as vigilance official.

The accused claimed he had contacts in the state police and government and took <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>21.5 lakh from the victims. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:26 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Unnao accident aftermath: Yogi goes tough on unauthorised buses

After CM’s stern stance, transport dept orders month-long drive against illegal and permit-less vehicles across the state

Mangled remains of a bus lies on a road after an accident, in Unnao district, Wednesday, July 10, 2024.r (PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:24 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Despite fines, veggie market remains littered

Despite fines issued by the mandi board, the city’s vegetable continued to be littered with garbage, visitors alleged.

Garbage dump in Vegetable market near Jalandhar Bypass in Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:22 AM IST
BySukhpreet Singh, Ludhiana

14-year-old boy dies by suicide by jumping from seventh floor of bldg in Pune

14-year-old boy dies by suicide in Pimple Saudagar. He jumped from 7th floor, alone at mother's friend's house. Support available from NGO Connecting: 1800-209-4353.

At the time of the incident, the minor was alone at the home of his mother’s friend where his parents had left him while they had gone to their native place in Beed. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:20 AM IST

Shuttlers Anishka, Vakul log victories at district badminton championship

District badminton association (DBA) has organised the district badminton championship for U-15 and U-17 boys and girls, and for men and women in the senior category from 12-15 July

Players in action during 2nd day of District Badminton Championship for U-15 and U-17 at Shastri Badminton Hall in Ludhiana . (Manish/HT)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:18 AM IST
By, Ludhiana
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