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India, Bangladesh to observe Maitri Divas on December 6

The two countries had decided during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in March to commemorate December 6 as Maitri Divas as it was on this day in 1971 that India recognised the new country.
Besides being commemorated in Dhaka and New Delhi, Maitri Divas will be observed jointly by the two countries through events to be held in Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Qatar, Singapore, the UK, Australia among other countries. (HT PHOTO.)
Besides being commemorated in Dhaka and New Delhi, Maitri Divas will be observed jointly by the two countries through events to be held in Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Qatar, Singapore, the UK, Australia among other countries. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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Ludhiana: Father, brother booked for abetting farmer’s suicide

The victim’s wife has accused the father and brother of her husband of harassing him; Ludhiana police have booked the duo for abetting the farmer’s suicide
The 35-year-old farmer committed suicide by consuming poison after he was allegedly thrashed by his father and younger brother in Rauwal village of Sidhwan Bet on Wednesday, Ludhiana police said. (Image for representational purpose)
The 35-year-old farmer committed suicide by consuming poison after he was allegedly thrashed by his father and younger brother in Rauwal village of Sidhwan Bet on Wednesday, Ludhiana police said. (Image for representational purpose)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

UPTET paper leak: Another printing firm in Delhi under STF scanner

Officials said Delhi-based printing firm’s director Rai Anoop Prasad, who managed to procure a work order worth 13 crore for printing over 22 lakh question papers, had sublet the work to another printing press
Officials said Delhi-based printing firm’s director Rai Anoop Prasad, who managed to procure a work order worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13 crore for printing over 22 lakh question papers, had sub let the work to another printing press. (Pic for representation)
Officials said Delhi-based printing firm’s director Rai Anoop Prasad, who managed to procure a work order worth 13 crore for printing over 22 lakh question papers, had sub let the work to another printing press. (Pic for representation)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 06:51 PM IST
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Chemicals stored in 3 drums blew up Bengal fireworks factory, killed three: Police

The victims were mutilated and charred, said officers involved in the investigation. Their bodies were hurled at least 15 metres away. A dish antenna installed on the roof was found more than 100 metres away. Glass windows in the neighbouring buildings were shattered but no one suffered any injury.
The factory was running inside a residential building in a densely populated area. The village is located around 45 km to the south of Kolkata. (Image used for representation). (HT PHOTO.)
The factory was running inside a residential building in a densely populated area. The village is located around 45 km to the south of Kolkata. (Image used for representation). (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 06:28 PM IST
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Punjab Police transfers: Naresh Kumar is ADGP law and order

Balwinder Singh has been posted as senior superintendent of police (SSP), Khanna, in place of Gursharandeep Singh
The Punjab government on Thursday transferred 11 police officers.
The Punjab government on Thursday transferred 11 police officers.
Published on Dec 02, 2021 06:10 PM IST
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Rupa Tirkey case: Special court orders FIR against 3 cops, JMM leader

Tirkey was found hanging at her official residence in Sahebganj on May 3, 2021. The incident led to protests by social organisations even as Tirkey’s father had expressed lack of confidence in the Sahebganj police investigation that had declared it a case of suicide.
The order of the special court has come on a complaint filed by Padmavati Orain, Rupa Tirkey’s mother. (GETTY IMAGES.)
The order of the special court has come on a complaint filed by Padmavati Orain, Rupa Tirkey’s mother. (GETTY IMAGES.)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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Officer who busted gang involved in supplying marijuana via Amazon transferred

IPS officer Manoj Kumar Singh, who last month busted a gang that was allegedly involved in supplying marijuana via Amazon in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind, is among 13 officers transferred
IPS officer Manoj Kumar Singh, who busted a gang allegedly involved in supplying marijuana via Amazon in Bhind, MP, is among 13 officers transferred. (AP/ Representational image)
IPS officer Manoj Kumar Singh, who busted a gang allegedly involved in supplying marijuana via Amazon in Bhind, MP, is among 13 officers transferred. (AP/ Representational image)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 02:48 PM IST
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India rejects UN rights body’s criticism of Parvez’s arrest, killings in Kashmir

The office of the UN high commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) had on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the arrest of Parvez under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)
A file photo of human rights activist Khurram Parvez in Kashmir’s Srinagar. (AP)
A file photo of human rights activist Khurram Parvez in Kashmir’s Srinagar. (AP)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 02:34 PM IST
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Maharashtra: 76 returnees from high-risk countries to be traced, tracked, tested

Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has tasked health officials with tracing, tracking and testing all of them, and also looking at their history of Covid-19 tests and vaccination
A dedicated Covid-19 hospital with a capacity of 21,150 beds at Malad in Mumbai on Wednesday. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
A dedicated Covid-19 hospital with a capacity of 21,150 beds at Malad in Mumbai on Wednesday. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 02:16 PM IST
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Army to adopt new combat fatigues next year

The new uniform with the digital camouflage pattern, similar to the one used by the British Army, will be showcased at the 2022 Army Day parade on January 15
While soldiers wear the combat uniform in operational areas, officers posted in the Army headquarters in New Delhi also wear the combat dress on Fridays in solidarity with men operating in the forward areas (PTI)
While soldiers wear the combat uniform in operational areas, officers posted in the Army headquarters in New Delhi also wear the combat dress on Fridays in solidarity with men operating in the forward areas (PTI)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 12:09 PM IST
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Delhi’s air quality worsens yet again, enters ‘severe’ zone

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the hourly Air Quality Index (AQI) was 416 at 7am on Thursday. The average 24-hour AQI was 370 on Wednesday
Low visibility due to smog at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT File photo)
Low visibility due to smog at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT File photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 09:51 AM IST
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Depression over Bay of Bengal to intensify into cyclone in next 24 hours: IMD

A low-pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over the southeast and the east-central Bay of Bengal today
Women wash clothes on a waterlogged street in Chennai on Wednesday. (PTI)
Women wash clothes on a waterlogged street in Chennai on Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 09:42 AM IST
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Ludhiana | Close shave for labourer as fire breaks out in cardboard factory

It was a close shave for the cardboard factory worker as the fire broke out on the first floor of the building, and he was able to exit the building in time; four fire tenders were dispatched to douse the flames on the unit at Daba Road in Ludhiana
Factory owner Sushil Goyal, who was at his house at the time of the incident, said it is suspected that the fire broke out around half-an-hour before neighbours sounded the alert at around 8.45pm; the cardboard factory was situated in a congested street in Ludhiana (HT Photo)
Factory owner Sushil Goyal, who was at his house at the time of the incident, said it is suspected that the fire broke out around half-an-hour before neighbours sounded the alert at around 8.45pm; the cardboard factory was situated in a congested street in Ludhiana (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 03:10 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

GLADA estate project hits roadblock: HC orders status quo on nature of property in Daad village

The petitioner alleged that a few persons, who were trying to grab his land, had entered into an agreement with the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) by submitting fake ownership documents, the land was being used for the GLADA estate project
In its order dated November 22, the court has issued a notice of motion to GLADA officials for January 31; affordable urban housing is being made under the GLADA estate project. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
In its order dated November 22, the court has issued a notice of motion to GLADA officials for January 31; affordable urban housing is being made under the GLADA estate project. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 03:06 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Now, Covid victims’ kin can apply for 50K ex gratia in Ludhiana

Covid victims’ kin can download the application form to claim the ex gratia from the official website of the Ludhiana administration (https://ludhiana.nic.in), and then submitted at the sub-divisional magistrate’s office with supporting documents
Covid victims’ kin will have to submit documents including a death certificate certifying the cause of death, identity proof of the claimant, proof of relationship between the deceased and claimant, a lab report certifying that the deceased had tested positive for Covid, death summary by the hospital (in case the death occurred in hospital), death certificate in the original and legal-heir certificate. (Representative Image/HT File)
Covid victims’ kin will have to submit documents including a death certificate certifying the cause of death, identity proof of the claimant, proof of relationship between the deceased and claimant, a lab report certifying that the deceased had tested positive for Covid, death summary by the hospital (in case the death occurred in hospital), death certificate in the original and legal-heir certificate. (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 02:57 AM IST
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As Punjab-Delhi politicos spar over infra, govt smart school in Ludhiana gets approval for pool

It will cost 1 crore to build the 40ft by 80ft swimming pool, which is expected be ready by March; it will cost 15 crore to build the upcoming Government Senior Secondary Smart School behind Vardhman Mills on Chandigarh Road
The smart school in question is being built on three-acre Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) land and the project in its entirety will approximately cost <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15 crore. (HT Photo)
The smart school in question is being built on three-acre Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) land and the project in its entirety will approximately cost 15 crore. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 02:51 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Ludhiana | Home guard killed in accidental firing from own firearm

Ludhiana: A 50-year-old home guard was killed after he accidentally discharged his weapon while cleaning it at Hambran Chowki on Wednesday
The home guard accidentally shot himself in the stomach while cleaning his weapon. (Representative Image/HT File)
The home guard accidentally shot himself in the stomach while cleaning his weapon. (Representative Image/HT File)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 02:45 AM IST
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Ludhiana | Voice sample of man accused of hurting religious sentiments sent for forensic test

The voice sample of Vasu Syal, a close aide of Anil Arora, who is wanted for hurting religious sentiments of the Sikh community, were sent to a forensic lab
It has been 50 days since Anil Arora, a self-styled radical leader, has been on the run after his incendiary remarks hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community in Ludhiana. His voice sample has been sent for analysis. (Representative Image/HT File)
It has been 50 days since Anil Arora, a self-styled radical leader, has been on the run after his incendiary remarks hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community in Ludhiana. His voice sample has been sent for analysis. (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 02:23 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Ludhiana | Bike-borne man hit by speeding tractor, dies

A bike-borne man was crushed under a speeding tractor in Ludhiana; he was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed, while the driver fled
A speeding tractor rammed into the bike, killing a man and injuring the pillion rider in Ludhiana. (Representative Image/HT File)
A speeding tractor rammed into the bike, killing a man and injuring the pillion rider in Ludhiana. (Representative Image/HT File)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 02:18 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Forces alert to foil sinister designs of enemy: BSF

On the 57th raising day of the BSF at Rajouri, DIG DS Sindhu said that the forces have put anti-drone measures in place and they were working strictly in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Centre
Inspector General, Border Security Force (BSF) Raja Babu Singh salutes at the war memorial to pay tribute to the fallen heroes on the occasion of BSF 57th Raising Day at headquarters, Humhama, in Srinagar on Wednesday. (ANI)
Inspector General, Border Security Force (BSF) Raja Babu Singh salutes at the war memorial to pay tribute to the fallen heroes on the occasion of BSF 57th Raising Day at headquarters, Humhama, in Srinagar on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 02:03 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Jammu

Farmers protest after getting information of Dushyant’s visit to Jind village

Farmers on Wednesday set up a morcha outside Daroli Kalan village in Jind after they got news of Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala’s arrival
Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala. (HT File)
Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala. (HT File)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 02:02 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Rohtak

Capt Amarinder a liability for Punjab, people will teach him, BJP a lesson: minister Warring

Punjab transport minister Amrinder Singh Raja Warring accuses ex-CM Capt Amarinder of a “criminal collusion with the Badals to ruin the state”
Punjab transport minister Amrinder Singh Raja Warring
Punjab transport minister Amrinder Singh Raja Warring
Published on Dec 02, 2021 02:01 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Patiala

Capital turns dust bowl as AQI worsens

At 4pm on Wednesday, Delhi’s 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) was 370, considered ‘very poor’, up significantly from Tuesday’s 328, also in the same range.
An earlier image of Rajpath covered in smog as Delhi’s AQI remained ‘very poor’ on Wednesday.
An earlier image of Rajpath covered in smog as Delhi’s AQI remained ‘very poor’ on Wednesday.
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:58 AM IST
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Will continue protest till six demands are met: Farm leaders

The Haryana and Punjab farmers’ unions held separate meetings at Singhu border on Wednesday
BKU leader Gurnam Singh Charuni, who did not take part in the meetings, said the government should announce to cancel all FIRs registered against farmers and compensate the victims’ families. (HT File)
BKU leader Gurnam Singh Charuni, who did not take part in the meetings, said the government should announce to cancel all FIRs registered against farmers and compensate the victims’ families. (HT File)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:58 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Rohtak

Sikhs facing many challenges, need to unite on principles: New SGPC chief to Panthic bodies

Newly elected SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami says co-operation of all Sikh organisations and devotees in India and abroad will be sought in shrine body’s endeavours
Newly elected Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami
Newly elected Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:57 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Jalandhar court allows ED to record statement of jailed immigration fraud accused

The immigration fraud accused, Prithvi Singh Rajput, allegedly acquired various movable and immovable assets using proceeds from the crime, which is an offence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, ED told the court
The Jalandhar court also directed the Kapurthala central jail superintendent to make necessary arrangements for the recording of the accused’s statement. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Jalandhar court also directed the Kapurthala central jail superintendent to make necessary arrangements for the recording of the accused’s statement. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:55 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Jalandhar

Gita Mahotsav to give a new identity to Kurukshetra: CM Khattar

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced that the International Gita Mahotsav 2021 will be celebrated in Kurukshetra and thousands of people will attend the religious event, both online and offline
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said Gita Mahotsav has given a new identity to Kurukshetra. (HT File)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said Gita Mahotsav has given a new identity to Kurukshetra. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 01:54 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Karnal

Kurukshetra University to award Rajib Goyal Prize to four young scientists

The Kurukshetra University has named four young scientists in country for the Rajib Goyal Prize
The scientists’ names were announced by Kurukshetra University vice-chancellor and chairman of the organising committee of the Rajib Goyal Prize, Prof Som Nath Sachdeva. (HT File)
The scientists’ names were announced by Kurukshetra University vice-chancellor and chairman of the organising committee of the Rajib Goyal Prize, Prof Som Nath Sachdeva. (HT File)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:47 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Karnal

No decision taken on removal of Patiala mayor yet: Punjab govt to high court

The municipal corporation’s proposal to remove mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu is pending with it, the Punjab government submits in high court
Patiala mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu has move the Punjab and Haryana high court against the municipal corporation’s decision to suspend him from the post.
Patiala mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu has move the Punjab and Haryana high court against the municipal corporation’s decision to suspend him from the post.
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:47 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Suspected militants open fire on traffic cop in Srinagar

The traffic cop has been identified as Mohammad Abdullah, whose condition was termed stable by doctors treating him; so far, no militant group has claimed responsibility of the attack
Security personnel stand guard near the site of firing on traffic cop in Srinagar on Wednesday. (AP)
Security personnel stand guard near the site of firing on traffic cop in Srinagar on Wednesday. (AP)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 01:46 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Srinagar
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