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Chandigarh: Parking firm’s director held for submitting forged bank surety

Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:49 AM IST

Chandigarh Police are also investigating the role of MC officials and bank officials from where the forged bank guarantee was received

The three-year contract of this contractor and another firm, that was managing 32 parking lots in Zone 1, had ended in January. (HT Photo)
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Two youths riding bike killed in hit-and-run mishap

The victims, Amit Kumar and Ayodhya, both mechanics and residents of Dhanas, Chandigarh, were headed to Shahpur Chowk on a motorcycle after work when the accident took place

Despite wearing helmets, the youths suffered grievous head injuries. They were rushed to PGIMER, Chandigarh, where they were both declared brought dead. (iStock)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Large fish in Sukhna Lake to be harvested to maintain ecological balance

The removal of large fish will amplify food availability for the small fish and omnivorous migratory birds, said Vinod P Kavle, secretary, animal husbandry and fisheries, Chandigarh

The man-made, rain-fed lake is home to 30-odd species of fish, including major Indian carps and some exotic carps. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:45 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Ecological plan need of the hour, not smog towers

An air pollution management protocol should have been triggered by the government when the bane continued well into February - nine of the first 17 days showed “very poor” air quality. This protocol should have included capping dust-producing activities like construction

“An air pollution management protocol should have been triggered by the government when the bane continued well into February - nine of the first 17 days showed “very poor” air quality. This protocol should have included capping dust-producing activities like construction” (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 02:18 AM IST
ByAaditya Uddhav Thackeray

Jogeshwari iron rod fall: Site supervisor arrested, hunt for the contractor on

According to Jogeshwari police officials, the arrested accused is identified as Pankaj Bansode, who has been booked for failing to take safety measures due to which the woman - Shama Bano Asif Shaikh (28) and her daughter Aayat, died

Jogeshwari iron rod fall: Site supervisor arrested, hunt for the contractor on
Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:17 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

40% of teachers’ posts not filled in BMC schools: RTI

Mumbai: The quality of primary education in BMC-run schools is being significantly impacted due to teacher shortages as 40% of the total number of sanctioned positions are not filled across all mediums in the city’s civic-run schools, states an official data made available under the Right to Information (RTI)

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Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:16 AM IST

Pluralistic, polyglot U.P. bureaucrat wins hearts with her 3rd Ramcharitmanas adaptation

A literature aficionado from her early childhood, Ministhy S has released three books translating as many chapters of the Ramcharitmanas from Awadhi to English.

Kerala-born Malayali officer translates another episode of Awadhi epic to English for wider audience reach. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:13 AM IST
ByAakash Ghosh

12-year-old injured after touching live wire of transformer in Kalyan

The incident took place around noon when the boy climbed on the top of a public toilet while playing.

“The boy picked up a metal object he found on top of the public toilet and touched a live wire of the transformer located next to the toilet and got electrocuted. We are yet to record the statement of the family and get details of how the incident took place,” said a duty officer at Kolsewadi Police Station, Kalyan. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 02:08 AM IST

Change of guard, stay on works affected implementation of social justice schemes

Mumbai: Mumbai: The transfer of power in the state and the subsequent stay on various development works had its impact on the implementation of various schemes targeted at scheduled caste population under the social justice department

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Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:04 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

Plans ready for poverty alleviation by 2047: Radha Mohan Singh

At the outreach programme, the BJP leader also stated that the government has extended reservations for scheduled tribes and scheduled castes in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for 10 years.

BJP national vice-president Radha Mohan Singh (File)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:03 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Car rams into truck parked in right lane on EEH; 1 dead

Mumbai: A 42-year-old man died after his car crashed into a pickup vehicle parked on the right lane of the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) in the early hours of Sunday

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Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:00 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

Shriram Shankarlal fest in Delhi ends on a musical high

The musical extravaganza that kicked off on Friday at Shri Ram Bharatiya Kal Kendra celebrates Indian classical music and returned to the stage after a gap of three years post pandemic

Flautist Rakesh Chaurasia during the 74th edition of the Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival 2023. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:59 AM IST

Restrict carrying of Sikh holy book to protest sites: Panel submits report to Akal Takht

The carrying of the Guru Granth Sahib to the police station triggered a debate over a trend seen in recent years. While some scholars and leaders termed it as a kind of sacrilege, others dubbed it as using the holy book as a shield.

The issue came to light after Amritpal Singh, a pro-Khalistan leader, along with hundreds of supporters, laid siege to Ajnala police station in Amritsar on February 23to seek release of one of his aides, Lovepreet Singh alias Tufan, who was held in a kidnapping and assault case being probed by a special investigation team. (PTI)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:58 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Govt eyes early alert system to check impact of heatwave

The ministry of earth sciences is working on issuing location-based heatwave warnings with five days lead time this summer through the common alerting protocol of the National Disaster Management Authority, which will provide the alerts to various state and centre level disaster alert disseminating authorities.

Under the common alerting protocol, agencies such as the Met department, Central Water Commission and Forest Survey of India, among others, issue warnings to disseminating agencies like cellular networks, radio and television stations and other mass dissemination channels. The workflow is monitored by the disaster management authorities. (HT)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:57 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, , New Delhi

HSVP to conduct drone survey of eight Gurugram sectors

A representative of HSVP Gurugram said the drone survey will aid the authority in locating any remaining undeveloped land as well as plotted areas, roads, green belts, and leftover pockets

Sector 23 is one of the areas where the drone survey will be conducted in Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:56 AM IST
By, Gurugram

PMC cracks whip against illegal stalls at Deccan area

A right-wing organisation has alleged that the illegal hawkers have obtained fake Aadhaar cards and posing as Indians

A large posse of police personnel was deployed when the anti-encroachment squad carried out its operation on FC Road. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:54 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Modi lays stone for 118-km expressway, other projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also laid the foundation stone for Mysuru-Kushalnagar’s four-lane highway. Spread over 92 km, the project will be developed for around ₹4,130 crores. The project will play a key role in boosting the connectivity of Kushalnagar with Bengaluru and will help halve the travel time from about 5 to only 2.5 hours.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 118 km-long Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway project in Mandya (PTI)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:52 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

After goof-up, GNDU cancels teachers’ eligibility test

In a major goof-up, Guru Nanak Dev University , Amritsar, on Sunday provided multiple choice question paper to candidates appearing in the Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test (PSTET) with over 50 answers marked in bold.

Participants coming out from the exam centre after appearing in Punjab State teacher eligibility test in Ludhiana on Sunday. ((Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times))
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:48 AM IST
BySurjit Singh and Jaspreet Singh

Most SC/ST students at IIT-B wary of mentioning caste on campus: Report

The institute has 388 SC/ST students. Of these, nearly one-third do not feel comfortable openly discussing their caste identity on campus, according to a draft report of a survey conducted by IIT Bombay’s SC-ST student cell last year.

Mumbai, India - February 20, 2023: Posse of policemen deployed outside IIT Bombay after students protest seeking justice for 18-year-old Dalit student Darshan Solanki, who died by suicide on February 12 inside IIT Bombay, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, February 20, 2023. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 05:07 AM IST
ByNiraj Pandit

Make judicial systems more approachable : CJI

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, who presided over the event, stressed the need for SCO members to cooperate in tackling challenges common to the judiciary in their countries

Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:41 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Key projects to ease jams near Wazirabad

The two half-underpasses and a subway near Jagatpur are key to making the busy 12-lane stretch signal-free while significantly decongesting the Burari roundabout

Construction work at one of the half-underpasses underway between Jagatpur bridge and Wazirabad chowk. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:40 AM IST

Now, ‘play way mode of teaching’ for 2 cr primary students in U.P.

Around 2 crore students enrolled in classes 1 to 8 in more than 1

Students studying at a government primary school in Prayagraj. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Surgical removal of adenoids on the rise among children, say doctors

Doctors said Mumbai’s deteriorating AQI is one of the factors that has led to children getting repeated throat infections.

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Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:30 AM IST
BySomita Pal

Missing since Saturday evening, four-year-old girl found dead

A 4-year-old girl was found dead on Sunday morning three kilometres from her home in Ghaziabad, a day after she went missing while playing outside with her siblings

The police have formed four teams to solve the case. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 01:23 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Two arrested for circulating morphed video of Shinde faction leaders

MUMBAI: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly circulating a morphed lewd video of Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde faction) spokesperson Sheetal Mhatre and MLA Prakash Surve

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Updated on Mar 13, 2023 01:20 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Water supply in Delhi remains affected as Yamuna level falls below normal

The supply from Wazirabad and Chandrawal plants remains affected and these plants supply water to parts of south, central and north Delhi, an official from the Delhi Jal Board said

At 5pm on March 12, the Wazirabad plant was supplying only 83 MGD (million gallon per day) water against the normal level of 134.5 MGD. (Representational Image/ HT Archive)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:19 AM IST

Using fiction to bring to fore realities of gangland politics

Age of Vice author Deepti Kapoor sat down with host Milan Vaishnav to discuss the origins of the book and what it says about the current state of Indian politics

Critics have celebrated the book and a television series for the US cable network FX is already in the works. (HT)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 01:17 AM IST

Arch of Vokkaliga warriors replaced following backlash

The BJP said the duo killed Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan, and erected the arch ahead of Modi’s grand function in Mandya on Sunday. The party workers had put up buntings and BJP flags, painting the sugar town saffron

BJP workers replaced the arch with that of Vokkaliga pontiff ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit (PTI)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:15 AM IST

11-km floodplain near Delhi’s Shastri Park to be turned into green public space

In the coming days, DDA will plant 1,00,000 trees at Shastri Park, along with developing layers of riverine grass, bamboo parks and fruit bearing trees, the LG secretariat said. The project will likely be completed by December

Lieutenant governor VK Saxena, who also heads the high-level committee on Yamuna rejuvenation, constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), inspectedthe belt along Shastri Park, Bela Farms and Garhi Mandi on Saturday and issued directions to restore the stretch to its natural state. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:14 AM IST

BJP expecting grand Muzaffarnagar Muslim outreach event

The party’s Azamgarh minority wing chief Ismail Faruqi said many from the community have promised to attend the April event, in a series of meetings held in the last few days

File photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressing a rally in Muzaffarnagar (PTI)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:13 AM IST
By, Varanasi
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