Hillary Victor

Hillary Victor

Hillary Victor is a Principal Correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Chandigarh administration, municipal corporation and all political parties.

Articles by Hillary Victor
Voters lined up outside a polling station in Mohali on Sunday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Voters lined up outside a polling station in Mohali on Sunday. (Keshav Singh/HT)

56% voters turn up to elect new Mohali MC House

PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 12:23 AM IST
Overall, district records 60% turnout for elections to Mohali corporation and seven municipal councils, with Banur leading at 78%
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Stolen cheques encashed: Axis Bank told to refund 5.5 lakh

PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 09:39 PM IST
Bank also directed to pay 1 lakh as compensation to the complainant for carelessness, lack of duty and negligence on their part
25% women contesting Mohali MC elections are postgraduate
25% women contesting Mohali MC elections are postgraduate

25% women contesting Mohali MC elections are postgraduate

PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 11:49 PM IST
With 50% seats reserved for them, at least 25 councillors in the 50-member House are set to be women
Delimitation forces former Mohali councillors to field their wives
Delimitation forces former Mohali councillors to field their wives

Delimitation forces former Mohali councillors to field their wives

UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 12:26 AM IST
With 50% reservation for women in the municipal corporation (MC) elections scheduled for February 14, at least 15 former Mohali councillors and local leaders have fielded their wives or women kin
Pan-India fake degree racket busted in Mohali
Pan-India fake degree racket busted in Mohali

Pan-India fake degree racket busted in Mohali

PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 12:27 AM IST
Zirakpur police make breakthrough with arrest of two Mohali and three UP men, who were posing as educational consultants
Chandigarh to have direct flights to Dehradun, Indore, Jodhpur, Jammu
Chandigarh to have direct flights to Dehradun, Indore, Jodhpur, Jammu

Chandigarh to have direct flights to Dehradun, Indore, Jodhpur, Jammu

UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 07:11 PM IST
Chandigarh International Airport is set to have direct flights to Dehradun, Indore, Jodhpur and Jammu from March 28, when the summer schedule comes into force this year
Kulwant Singh. (HT PHOTO)
Kulwant Singh. (HT PHOTO)

Former Mohali mayor has 248-crore assets, but no car

PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 12:28 AM IST
Real-estate tycoon Kulwant Singh, who is heading the Azad group for the municipal corporation (MC) elections scheduled for February 14, has assets worth 248 crore in his name, but does not own a car
Some candidates have also put up banners without the symbol and photographs of any senior party leaders. (HT Photo)
Some candidates have also put up banners without the symbol and photographs of any senior party leaders. (HT Photo)

Mohali MC polls: BJP candidates campaigning without party symbol

UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 12:52 AM IST
BJP’s state executive member Sukhwinder Singh Goldy said the candidates will include the symbol and photographs of senior leaders on their banners after filing nominations.
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Mohali MC Elections: AAP ties up with Kulwant group

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:30 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday decided to contest the Mohali municipal elections under the banner of Azad group, led by former mayor Kulwant Singh
Mohali MC elections: AAP to have alliance with Kulwant group
Mohali MC elections: AAP to have alliance with Kulwant group

Mohali MC elections: AAP to have alliance with Kulwant group

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:49 PM IST
It is learnt that Azad group will be contesting on 29 seats while AAP will fight on 21 seats, though the formal announcement is expected on Friday
Residents of sectors 76 to 80 in Mohali complain that city authorities have taken no initiative to keep stray cattle off roads. (HT Photo)
Residents of sectors 76 to 80 in Mohali complain that city authorities have taken no initiative to keep stray cattle off roads. (HT Photo)

MC polls: Development issues matter in Mohali’s ‘new’ sectors

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:59 PM IST
Schools, markets and community centres had been planned but no projects have been initiated, complain residents of sectors 76 to 80
Residents of 12 villages, including Bhankharpur, Issapur, Pragpur, Bakerpur, Ibrahampur, Dhanounani and Bhora had moved the Punjab and Haryana High court (pictured here) alleging that chemically polluted water was being discharged in the Dera Bassi drain. (HT Photo)
Residents of 12 villages, including Bhankharpur, Issapur, Pragpur, Bakerpur, Ibrahampur, Dhanounani and Bhora had moved the Punjab and Haryana High court (pictured here) alleging that chemically polluted water was being discharged in the Dera Bassi drain. (HT Photo)

4 years on, project to treat effluents in Dera Bassi yet to take off

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:59 PM IST
The Dera Bassi municipal council had leased out four acres of land for the project, which was to be executed by Mohali Green Environment Private Limited, an association of around 10 pharmaceutical companies
42% beneficiaries have skipped Covid vaccine shot in Chandigarh tricity area
42% beneficiaries have skipped Covid vaccine shot in Chandigarh tricity area

42% beneficiaries have skipped Covid vaccine shot in Chandigarh tricity area

By Hillary Victor, Tanbir Dhaliwal and Amanjeet Singh Salyal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:31 PM IST
Mohali district lags behind at 43%, while Panchkula and Chandigarh have recorded 63% and 61% target achievement, respectively
I did not leave SAD, they expelled me, says former Mohali mayor
I did not leave SAD, they expelled me, says former Mohali mayor

I did not leave SAD, they expelled me, says former Mohali mayor

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Now, Kulwant Singh will be leading the Azad group, comprising former Akali leaders who have resigned in his support, in the upcoming municipal elections
28 ex-councillors, local leaders resign from SAD in former Mohali mayor Kulwant’s support
28 ex-councillors, local leaders resign from SAD in former Mohali mayor Kulwant’s support

28 ex-councillors, local leaders resign from SAD in former Mohali mayor Kulwant’s support

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:49 PM IST
A day after Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal expelled former Mohali mayor Kulwant Singh from the party, 28 local leaders, including office-bearers and former councillors, also tendered their resignation on Sunday and said they will be contesting the upcoming municipal elections under the banner of Azad group led by the former mayor
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Akali Dal expels former Mohali mayor Kulwant Singh

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:13 PM IST
Kulwant had raised the banner of revolt against the party by deciding to contest the municipal elections independently along with other former SAD councillors
Led by Kulwant Singh, former Akali councillors have decided to contest the elections as Independents.
Led by Kulwant Singh, former Akali councillors have decided to contest the elections as Independents.

Akalis still hopeful of former Mohali mayor Kulwant’s return

PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Three days after former Mohali mayor
Big blow to Akali Dal as former Mohali mayor’s group decides to go independent in MC polls
Big blow to Akali Dal as former Mohali mayor’s group decides to go independent in MC polls

Big blow to Akali Dal as former Mohali mayor’s group decides to go independent in MC polls

PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:48 PM IST
Led by Kulwant Singh, 25 former Akali councillors, including 22 who were named by the party as candidates just two days back, decide to part ways
NGT slams brakes on former Mohali mayor’s housing project
NGT slams brakes on former Mohali mayor’s housing project

NGT slams brakes on former Mohali mayor’s housing project

PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 12:18 AM IST
National Green Tribunal has ordered immediate stoppage of work at Falcon View, a housing project being developed by former Mohali mayor Kulwant Singh’s firm in Sectors 66, 82 and 83

GMADA chalks out plan to develop Mohali’s Sector 90

PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:31 AM IST
Initially, 144 acres of land will be developed, with residential plots measuring 100 to 500 square yards coming up over 29 acres
A silent candle march was taken out in Chandigarh on February 24, 2020, to pay tributes to the victims of a fire at a paying guest facility in Sector 32.(HT File Photo)
A silent candle march was taken out in Chandigarh on February 24, 2020, to pay tributes to the victims of a fire at a paying guest facility in Sector 32.(HT File Photo)

Illegal paying guest units in Mohali: No action by GMADA

UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Last year in February, the municipal corporation issued notices of 76 PG units in villages under its jurisdiction, but no followup action was taken.
Airport Road saw around 200 fatal accidents in 2019-20, with 17 of them at this S-curve alone, which has been tagged as a black spot.
Airport Road saw around 200 fatal accidents in 2019-20, with 17 of them at this S-curve alone, which has been tagged as a black spot.

Mohali traffic SP submits report on making Airport Road’s killer S-curve safer

PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:06 PM IST
Installation of mirrors and reflectors and construction of speed breakers are some of the suggestions made in the report submitted to GMADA chief engineer

Mohali saw 48% rise in Covid deaths in December

By Hillary Victor and Amanjeet Singh Salyal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 11:51 PM IST
In Chandigarh, both cases and deaths were lowest in five months
A new route is expected to decongest places like Zirakpur (pictured here).(HT Files)
A new route is expected to decongest places like Zirakpur (pictured here).(HT Files)

NHAI to build new link to Kurali-Chandigarh road

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 12:21 AM IST
Will decongest Chandigarh and Zirakpur by providing an alternate route to traffic coming from Delhi and going to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir

Covid impact: All 30 outlets shut up shop at Chandigarh airport

PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:35 PM IST
Included high-end brands such as British multinational toy retailer Hamleys besides clothing brands Toscee, Pehnawa and Manyavar
A waste segregation unit in Mohali’s phase 10.(HT File Photo)
A waste segregation unit in Mohali’s phase 10.(HT File Photo)

Aggressive drive against non-segregated waste in Mohali from Jan 1

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Though defaulters were to be penalised from April this year, no challans were issued up to June because of Covid-19 restrictions
A new diversion before Zirakpur (pictured here) is expected to clear traffic congestion in the city.(HT Photo)
A new diversion before Zirakpur (pictured here) is expected to clear traffic congestion in the city.(HT Photo)

GMADA hands over land to NHAI, Zirakpur ring road project back on track

UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Confirming this, a senior National Highways Authority of India official has said the land had been transferred and work would start in a month
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Local SAD leaders upset over constitution of ‘biased’ screening committee for Mohali MC elections

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 12:34 AM IST
The former councillors said they didn’t accept the committee and were ready to contest the elections independently

Chandigarh Housing Board set to launch group housing scheme at IT Park

PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:25 PM IST
UT administrator VP Singh Badnore has already given the go-ahead to its design in July this year, but due to the pandemic, the project could not take off

Mohali district sees spike in Covid deaths in December

PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Mohali city continues to account for bulk of the cases in the district, with 82% reported in the past 15 days
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