Aneesha Bedi

Aneesha Bedi

Aneesha Bedi is a correspondent at Chandigarh, and covers district courts.

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Compared to last year, the amount has shown an increase of 34% on its reserve price and is Rs 74 crore more than last year’s auction revenue of Rs 266 crore.(PTI File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Compared to last year, the amount has shown an increase of 34% on its reserve price and is Rs 74 crore more than last year’s auction revenue of Rs 266 crore.(PTI File / Photo used for representational purpose)

Liquor vend auction makes Chandigarh richer by Rs 344 crore

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 02:58 PM IST
A liquor vend in Dhanas village received the highest bid of Rs 10.78 crore, 65% more than last year’s reserve price of Rs 6.5 crore.
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Sitting MP Kirron Kher is among three BJP leaders whose name have been shortlisted by the party for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha constituency.(HT File Photo)
Sitting MP Kirron Kher is among three BJP leaders whose name have been shortlisted by the party for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha constituency.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:Sitting MP Kirron Kher, 2 others shortlisted by BJP for Chandigarh constituency

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 03:03 PM IST
The list was finalised at a meeting that Haryana finance minister Captain Abhimanyu, also the election in-charge for Chandigarh, chaired on Tuesday.
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Chandigarh resident Hardyal Singh is listed as a 100-year-old in the election department’s electoral rolls, he insists he’s only 96 and has been a consistent voter.(Anil Dayal / HT Photo)
Chandigarh resident Hardyal Singh is listed as a 100-year-old in the election department’s electoral rolls, he insists he’s only 96 and has been a consistent voter.(Anil Dayal / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Wary yet hopeful, Chandigarh’s centenarians set to vote again

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 04:28 PM IST
Often referred to as the city of retirees, Chandigarh has shown a 36 per cent increase in its senior citizen voter count this year.
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There is a strong buzz amid party cadre in Chandigarh that the city chief Sanjay Tandon is lobbying aggressively to replace the party’s sitting MP Kirron Kher.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
There is a strong buzz amid party cadre in Chandigarh that the city chief Sanjay Tandon is lobbying aggressively to replace the party’s sitting MP Kirron Kher.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

In Kirron’s veiled criticism, BJP’s Sanjay Tandon pitches for local candidate in Chandigarh

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 11:56 AM IST
BJP Chandigarh chief Sanjay Tandon, when asked about Kirron Kher’s ‘Coffee with Kirron’ public meetings, said that he did not know about it and that in his tenure there had never been a time when the district president, ward president or area councillor were not aware of party events.
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Voters standing in a queue in Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)
Voters standing in a queue in Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)

33% dip in number of young voters in Chandigarh as senior citizen votes rise by 36%

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 01:35 PM IST
There will be about 83,952 voters aged above 60 (senior citizens) this year as opposed to 61,868 in 2014; and just 12,094 new or young voters aged between 18 to 19 instead of 18,170 in 2014.
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Voters queue outside a polling station in Phase 6 Mohali.(HT File Photo)
Voters queue outside a polling station in Phase 6 Mohali.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: 212 sensitive booths to be set in Chandigarh this year

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 06:53 PM IST
The constituency has also set up a district control room besides a call centre with 150 as the toll free number on which resident can call up and get information regarding polls.
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Even as excise levies on hard liquor has been increased, it will still remain cheaper than that available in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, said Satpal, president of the local wine merchants’ association.(HT)
Even as excise levies on hard liquor has been increased, it will still remain cheaper than that available in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, said Satpal, president of the local wine merchants’ association.(HT)

UT excise policy 2019-20: Hard liquor to cost more; push towards wine, beer

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2019 10:53 AM IST
Meanwhile, drinks with low alcohol content will not pinch the pocket much and are likely to cost less with sellers passing on the benefit to consumers.
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(HT File)
(HT File)

Clear waste backlog by Mar 20, Chandigarh MC puts Jaypee plant on notice

By Vivek Gupta and Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 10:03 PM IST
Latest figures available with the MC reveal that more than 8,000 tonnes of unprocessed waste is lying at the plant even as the National Green Tribunal in its November 2017 order had asked the firm to clear it in eight weeks.
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(HT File)
(HT File)

Taint on khaki: 50% CBI graft cases in Chandigarh against policemen

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times. Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2019 11:06 PM IST
Out of a total of 57 cases pending, 28 involve UT policemen, three of whom were convicted in the past one year.
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An IT engineer has been held guilty of raping a BA final year student in Chandigarh.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
An IT engineer has been held guilty of raping a BA final year student in Chandigarh.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

IT engineer held guilty of rape; refused to marry SC girl

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 01:35 PM IST
In her complaint, the victim said the accused, Sushant, would follow her on her way to college and that he had raped her twice in a hotel in the city.
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A total of 7,555 cases were filed in the housing category against a pendency of more than 500 cases before the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Chandigarh.(Picture for representation)
A total of 7,555 cases were filed in the housing category against a pendency of more than 500 cases before the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Chandigarh.(Picture for representation)

Most consumer grievances in Chandigarh linked to housing, pendency of cases up

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Number of consumer complaints may have gone down in Chandigarh in 2018 but pending cases of housing and insurance sectors have gone up.
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Families often pressurise victims to keep quiet(Getty Image)
Families often pressurise victims to keep quiet(Getty Image)

Intimidation, family pressure: When child rapists walk free due to hostile witnesses

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 02:13 PM IST
Intimidation, pressure by family members, panchayats are forcing rape victims, most of them minors, in Haryana to turn hostile.
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(Representative image)

SBI Cards penalised after customer complains of unauthorised transaction

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 10:21 AM IST
On October 27, 2017, “without his knowledge and acceptance”, an amount of Rs 39,999 was transferred from his credit card account to some unknown account by allegedly hacking his email id and credit card details.
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(illustration by Biswajit Debnath/HT)
(illustration by Biswajit Debnath/HT)

Taken for a ride, Himachal man to finally get ‘free’ car he won in 2015 lucky draw in Chandigarh

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh:
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 11:10 AM IST
An advertisement for a property exhibition held by CREDAI Punjab from December 18 to 20, 2015, promising cars and other goodies in bumper draws brought Durga Das to Chandigarh’s Parade Ground where the fair was being held.
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(Representative image)

HT explainer: No bar for reporting child abuse, the long and short of it

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times deconstructs the issue and explains why it is relevant in 2018, six years after POCSO Act came into force and at a time when a movement such as #MeToo is gaining momentum in the country.
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(Representative image)

Book Kharar engineering student for abducting, raping 14-year-old: Chandigarh court

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:33 AM IST
According to the allegations, the girl missed her Class 8 final examination after she was harassed and traumatised.
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(Representative image)

Chandigarh’s #MeToo: Another alumnus speaks up against St Stephen’s founder, Carver calls it conspiracy

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 10:17 AM IST
Delhi-based freelance journalist Sanjay Austa posted the initial allegation shared the transcript of a video chat he had with Navin Chettri, who studied at the school between 1982 and 1988 and is currently based in Colorado, US.
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In a post on his blog on Friday, Austa accused Carver of sexually harassing him by calling him to his room and suggesting that sex with him would change his life.(Representative Image)
In a post on his blog on Friday, Austa accused Carver of sexually harassing him by calling him to his room and suggesting that sex with him would change his life.(Representative Image)

#MeToo: St Stephen’s management defends Harold Carver

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 01:43 PM IST
The management of St Stephen’s has jumped to the defence of its founder principal and director Harold Carver, accused of sexual harassment.
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Harold Carver who was then principal allegedly made a suggestion for a physical relationship with Sanjay Austa when he was 15 years old after calling him to his office.(AFP File/Representative image)
Harold Carver who was then principal allegedly made a suggestion for a physical relationship with Sanjay Austa when he was 15 years old after calling him to his office.(AFP File/Representative image)

Founder of Chandigarh’s top school accused of child abuse, sexual harassment

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 07:44 PM IST
Delhi-based freelance journalist and eco-tourism entrepreneur Sanjay Austa accused Harold Carver, founder-director of St Stephen’s School, of sexually harassing him and his hostel mates.
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Comedian Jeeveshu Ahluwalia(HT File)
Comedian Jeeveshu Ahluwalia(HT File)

#MeToo: Organisers cancel 10-day city tour with comedian Jeeveshu Ahluwalia

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 04:25 PM IST
A woman had tweeted that Ahluwalia had made her uncomfortable by asking her age, whether she was seeing someone, and why she could not wear “hot dresses”.
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(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Where’s the support to help minor survivors of sexual abuse recover from their trauma

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 10:14 AM IST
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, HT interacted with two such survivors to understand how it has affected their psyche.
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(Representative image)

Firm, store in Chandigarh penalised for selling cockroach infested liquor bottle

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 07:58 PM IST
Yadav had complained that a bottle of Blenders Pride whisky (750 ml) with two cockroaches in it was sold to him at the payment of Rs 580, which he made through his credit card.
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Boy’s wedding wish unfulfilled, matchmaking firm penalised again

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 10:55 AM IST
The consumer forum has directed the firm - Wedding Wish Private Limited - to refund 45,000 and pay a compensation of 12,000.
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(Representative image)

Chandigarh man gets 10 years jail for kidnapping, raping 15-year-old

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 09:59 AM IST
A 16-year-old rape victim whose two-month-old foetus was aborted around this time last year finally got justice on the eve of International Safe Abortion Day.
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(Representative image)

22-carat gold claim found false, Chandigarh jeweller penalised

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 11:00 AM IST
Punitive damages worth Rs 5 lakh will also have to be paid by the offender to the legal aid cell.
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As per the police complaint, the woman asked the boy’s parents to send their daughter for tuition separately so that she could focus on their son, and was sexually abusing him since March.(Shutterstock)
As per the police complaint, the woman asked the boy’s parents to send their daughter for tuition separately so that she could focus on their son, and was sexually abusing him since March.(Shutterstock)

Sexual assault by woman tutor: Boy’s family says she is threatening them

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 02:18 PM IST
The boy who has his exams next month has stopped going to school from past few weeks.
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No one has right to tell you who to love: Abhishek Bachchan

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:41 PM IST
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(From left) Convicts Mohammad Garib (26), Kismat Ali (24) and Mohammad Irfan (29).(HT Photo)
(From left) Convicts Mohammad Garib (26), Kismat Ali (24) and Mohammad Irfan (29).(HT Photo)

‘City peaceful has become unsafe’

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 11:57 AM IST
While sentencing auto driver, aides to life term until death, court raises concern over rise in rape cases in Chandigarh that have shaken ‘collective consciousness of society’
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Dehradun woman was gangraped by auto driver and his two aides on November 17, 2017.(HT Photo)
Dehradun woman was gangraped by auto driver and his two aides on November 17, 2017.(HT Photo)

On verdict day, gangrape victim attends office, says justice prevailed

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Grateful to those who supported her through this rather tough time, she says this incident has helped her learn to face her fears.
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(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Three get life term until death in Chandigarh auto gangrape case

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 10:55 AM IST
The DNA of all three accused had matched with that of the victim, confirming the crime.
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