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Kolkata Police issues notice to senior ED official in alleged PIL-for-extortion scam

A senior official of the Kolkata Police said that a notice was sent to Subodh Kumar, joint director of the federal agency based in Bhubaneshwar. Kumar was posted in Ranchi between 2016 and 2022. He was transferred to Odisha a few months back
The Kolkata Police have sent a notice to a senior official of the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the alleged Public Interest Litigation-for-extortion scam in which a Jharkhand based lawyer was held recently. (HT PHOTO.)
The Kolkata Police have sent a notice to a senior official of the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the alleged Public Interest Litigation-for-extortion scam in which a Jharkhand based lawyer was held recently. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 07:09 PM IST

JEE Main results 2022: Meet 2 UP boys who are among 24 national toppers

  • JEE Main results 2022: Two students from Uttar Pradesh—Saumitra Garg of Meerut and Kanishk Sharma of Orai—have jointly topped the state and are among the total 24 candidates who have scored 100 percentile in JEE Main July 2022 session examination in BE/B Tech across the country.
JEE main UP toppers Saumitra Garg (Left) and Kanishk Sharma  (Combo image)(designer from Handout)
JEE main UP toppers Saumitra Garg (Left) and Kanishk Sharma  (Combo image)(designer from Handout)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 07:02 PM IST

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut remanded in judicial custody, sent to Arthur Road jail

ED has alleged that Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut made huge cash payments to purchase 10 plots in Kihim village in Alibag, bought jointly in the names of his wife Varsha and Swapna Patkar, wife of his close associate Sujit
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut waves to his supporters before being taken for production before a special court after his ED custody came to an end on Monday (HT Photo/Bhushan Koyande)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut waves to his supporters before being taken for production before a special court after his ED custody came to an end on Monday (HT Photo/Bhushan Koyande)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 05:55 PM IST

GST authority arrests four over tax fraud

The arrests were made in separate cases of tax evasion worth 52 crore and 78 crore as part of the GST authority’s drive against fake invoices
The GST authority arrested four people last week in separate cases of tax evasion worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>52 crore and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>78 crore as part of its drive against fake invoices, a Union finance ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
The GST authority arrested four people last week in separate cases of tax evasion worth 52 crore and 78 crore as part of its drive against fake invoices, a Union finance ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
Published on Aug 08, 2022 05:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

No information that Shrikant Tyagi is in Haridwar, Rishikesh: Uttarakhand DGP

The Uttarakhand Police said a team from Noida initially planned to travel to Rishikesh in connection with the case against Shrikant Tyagi but later conveyed a change in plan
Shrikant Tyagi, who claimed to be a leader of the BJP, was booked by the Noida police after he was seen using abusive language at a resident of his apartment block in Noida. (Video/Screen grab)
Shrikant Tyagi, who claimed to be a leader of the BJP, was booked by the Noida police after he was seen using abusive language at a resident of his apartment block in Noida. (Video/Screen grab)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:36 PM IST

Gujarat ‘crocodile attack’: Forest dept recovers body of man from Vadodara river

Last month, a 15-year-old girl near Dev Dam in Vadodara’s Waghodia was mauled to death by a crocodile when she went to the river to wash clothes
For representational purposes only. (AP Photo)
For representational purposes only. (AP Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:30 PM IST

Cloudburst in HP’s Chamba leaves one dead, three houses damaged

Flash flood caused crop loss at Dhand Kihyar village, 10 vehicles were also damaged around Sunday midnight
After incessant rain in Manali, a stretch of the highway to Leh adjoining Beas river caved in on Monday. (Aqil Khan/HT)
After incessant rain in Manali, a stretch of the highway to Leh adjoining Beas river caved in on Monday. (Aqil Khan/HT)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:21 PM IST

In Sena vs Sena, ex-minister Abdul Sattar is Uddhav Thackeray camp’s new target

The Maharashtra State Council of Examination (MSCE) disqualified 7,880 candidates after evidence emerged that the marks of these candidates were tampered with
CFormer minister Abdul Sattar, who crossed over to chief minister Eknath Shinde’s camp, has come under attack over the TET marks tampering case (Facebook/AbdulSattarOfficial)
CFormer minister Abdul Sattar, who crossed over to chief minister Eknath Shinde’s camp, has come under attack over the TET marks tampering case (Facebook/AbdulSattarOfficial)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:57 PM IST

Gujarat: Tata Motors EV subsidiary acquires Ford’s Sanand plant for 725 crore

The US carmaker’s Sanand facility provides direct employment to 3,043 and an estimated 20,000 indirectly
For representational purposes only. (Reuters File Photo)
For representational purposes only. (Reuters File Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:49 PM IST

Light rain or drizzle expected in Delhi today

The minimum temperature was likely to be 26 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature 33 degrees Celsius
Generally overcast weather was likely on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Generally overcast weather was likely on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 08:16 AM IST

Delhi: Govt agencies start turning in applications to sell liquor across Capital

  • The four Delhi government agencies running the liquor stores are Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store, and Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd.
The excise department on August 3 communicated the terms and conditions for opening liquor vends to the four agencies. (ANI Photo)
The excise department on August 3 communicated the terms and conditions for opening liquor vends to the four agencies. (ANI Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:46 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi: LG, state govt spar as row over excise losses rumbles on

  • According to the LG office, the government in 2015 rejected an excise department proposal to reduce the number of dry days from 23 to three days in a year in line with nearby states which observed only three dry days in a year.
The LG office stated that the period of the wholesale and retail licences was extended twice — from 01.04.2022 to 31.05.2022 and from 01.06.2022 to 31.07.2022 — without taking the approval of the council of ministers and without taking the opinion of the LG. (HT Photo)
The LG office stated that the period of the wholesale and retail licences was extended twice — from 01.04.2022 to 31.05.2022 and from 01.06.2022 to 31.07.2022 — without taking the approval of the council of ministers and without taking the opinion of the LG. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Rain pushes Delhi's mercury below 30°C; showers may ease today, says Met

  • Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station for weather, had a high of 29.2°C – five below normal and Delhi’s lowest maximum temperature for August since 29°C on August 21, 2020.
Vehicles wade through a heavily water logged street after sudden rains at Rohtak Road in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, August 7, 2022. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)
Vehicles wade through a heavily water logged street after sudden rains at Rohtak Road in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, August 7, 2022. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 03:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

NITI Aayog meet: Haryana encouraging farmers to switch to natural farming, says Khattar

Urging Union government to promote natural farming, CM Manohar Lal Khattar informed the NITI Aayog that the Haryana government has been taking steps to encourage farmers to switch to natural farming
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar participating in the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar participating in the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Delhi: One arrested for forging visas, passports; other aides on the run

  • Police launched a hunt and arrested Mushtaq from Mumbai on Wednesday. An investigation is underway to arrest other men involved, said DCP, Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi), Tanu Sharma.
DCP Sharma said on June 6 this year, a passenger — Ravi Rameshbhai Chaudhary, who had an Indian passport and was deported from Kuwait via a flight — approached officials for immigration clearance on arrival.
DCP Sharma said on June 6 this year, a passenger — Ravi Rameshbhai Chaudhary, who had an Indian passport and was deported from Kuwait via a flight — approached officials for immigration clearance on arrival.
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:27 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Only corrupt afraid of ED probe: Union minister Sonowal

Union minister of ports, shipping and waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said the Modi government has focused on the importance of waterways by starting various projects.
Addressing reporters here, Union minister of ports, shipping and waterways Sarbananda Sonowal claimed that the previous governments had ignored the North-Eastern states but the BJP government has initiated several projects there. (PTI File Photo)
Addressing reporters here, Union minister of ports, shipping and waterways Sarbananda Sonowal claimed that the previous governments had ignored the North-Eastern states but the BJP government has initiated several projects there. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 03:24 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Medical store owner held with 5,482 banned tablets in Yamunanagar

The anti-narcotics cell has arrested a medical store owner in the Saraswati Nagar area allegedly with 5,482 banned intoxicant capsules and tablets, a spokesperson of the Yamunanagar Police said on Sunday.
The medical store owner was identified as Kapil Goyal, alias Babbu,who was sent to jail, after being presented before a court. (Ht Photo/ Representational image)
The medical store owner was identified as Kapil Goyal, alias Babbu,who was sent to jail, after being presented before a court. (Ht Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:19 AM IST
By, Ambala

8 bogies of goods train derail on Delhi-Rohtak railway line

Eight bogies of a goods train derailed on Delhi-Rohtak railway line near Kharawar station here on Sunday. The train was laden with coal blocks and was heading towards Suratgarh from Delhi via Rohtak
Rohtak railway station superintendent BS Meena said a goods train was derailed near Kharawar and the engineers have been called to restore the movement. (HT File Photo/)
Rohtak railway station superintendent BS Meena said a goods train was derailed near Kharawar and the engineers have been called to restore the movement. (HT File Photo/)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:12 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Kharar man succumbs to injuries a day after accident

Following the collision, the Kharar biker was thrown up in the air before crashing on the road. The Alto car driver stopped and took an unconscious Rajesh to PGIMER where he remained under treatment for a day before succumbing on Saturday.
A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (act endangering human life) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Sarangpur police station but later after Rajesh’s death, Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of IPC was added. (HT File)
A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (act endangering human life) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Sarangpur police station but later after Rajesh’s death, Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of IPC was added. (HT File)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 02:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Kurukshetra man gets 12-year jail for raping Panchkula teen

Police said that they had received a complaint on June 12, 2018, at Sector 16 police station that a girl had gone missing. She was rescued from Kurukshetra a week later. The convict was identified as Sandeep Kumar, 20, from Kurukshetra.
Police said that they had received a complaint on June 12, 2018, at Sector 16 police station that a girl had gone missing. She was rescued from Kurukshetra a week later. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police said that they had received a complaint on June 12, 2018, at Sector 16 police station that a girl had gone missing. She was rescued from Kurukshetra a week later. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 02:54 AM IST
By, Panchkula

2 tricity women fall prey to chain snatchers in 24 hours

The entire episode was captured on closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed at the society’s gate. Kaur said she could not note down the registration number of the two-wheeler but could recognise the snatcher if brought in front of her.
A resident of Sector 38 (West) fell prey to snatchers near Vita Booth, Housing Board Society, Sector 38 (West), Chandigarh, on Saturday. (HT File)
A resident of Sector 38 (West) fell prey to snatchers near Vita Booth, Housing Board Society, Sector 38 (West), Chandigarh, on Saturday. (HT File)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 02:51 AM IST
By, Mohali/chandigarh

246 new Covid cases detected in Chandigarh tricity area

The cases continued to remain over 100 in Chandigarh where 126 people were found infected. Panchkula reported 73 fresh infections while Mohali had 47; there was no Covid-related death in the tricity for the fourth consecutive day.
Since the pandemic broke out in March 2020, Chandigarh has recorded 97,370 Covid infections. (HT File)
Since the pandemic broke out in March 2020, Chandigarh has recorded 97,370 Covid infections. (HT File)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 02:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/panchkula/mohali

Now, sanitary waste generated in Chandigarh to be scientifically incinerated

Chandigarh MC chief Anindita Mitra said that the city generates approximately 500kg sanitary bio-medical waste every day; the sanitary waste collected from households will be taken to three designated collection points, Material Recovery Facilities, from where the authorised processor of biomedical waste will collect it for scientific incineration.
The staff involved in garbage collection in Chandigarh has been provided with special dustbins which have anti-microbial linings to prevent growth of microorganisms from sanitary waste. (HT Photo)
The staff involved in garbage collection in Chandigarh has been provided with special dustbins which have anti-microbial linings to prevent growth of microorganisms from sanitary waste. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 02:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Ludhiana woman gangraped in moving car twice in two years, case registered

The first gangrape took place in a moving car in 2022, while the victim was again gangraped by the same accused in July this year; Ludhiana police have booked the accused
A Ludhiana woman was gangraped in a moving car by the same accused twice in two years. (HT Filr)
A Ludhiana woman was gangraped in a moving car by the same accused twice in two years. (HT Filr)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:54 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

MP man beaten up, stripped on suspicion of theft, say police

  • A case has been registered against four people under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and a police sub-inspector was suspended for dereliction of duty, said an official.
A case was registered on Saturday night after a video of the incident went viral. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
A case was registered on Saturday night after a video of the incident went viral. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:50 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Rural police arrest 11, recover 5 gm heroin, 200 pills in surprise check in Ludhiana

Looking to bring down the growing problems of drugs, Ludhiana rural police carried out a special search operation in various areas of Jagraon, Raikot and Dakha
Rural police arrested 11, recovered 5 gm heroin, 200 pills in surprise check in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Rural police arrested 11, recovered 5 gm heroin, 200 pills in surprise check in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:47 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Irrigation scam: Former Punjab minister Dhillon breaks silence, claims political vendetta

Dhillon, who was a minister during the SAD-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government, held a press conference and demanded a closure of the case
Former SAD leader and Punjab ,minister Simaranjit Singh Dhillon addressing the media persons in Ludhiana. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Former SAD leader and Punjab ,minister Simaranjit Singh Dhillon addressing the media persons in Ludhiana. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:43 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Illegal infra in Corbett: Vigilance department gets nod to book officer, others

  • The department has got the government’s approval to register a first information report against Indian Forest Service(IFS) officer Kishan Chand and others on Saturday and may receive the formal approval letter by Monday, following which a case will be registered, vigilance director Amit Sinha said.
Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand. (HT archive)
Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand. (HT archive)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:38 AM IST
By, Dehradun

Woman, 1-year-old son crushed to death by speeding truck in Ludhiana

A 23-year-old woman and her one-year-old son lost their lives in a road accident after an speeding truck hit the e-rickshaw that they were travelling on near Transport Nagar on Sunday afternoon
The victims’ kin in an inconsolable state, at their residence in EWS Colony, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana. (HT File)
The victims’ kin in an inconsolable state, at their residence in EWS Colony, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana. (HT File)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:37 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Open Source Chandigarh community inaugurated at Chitkara University

Open Source is a community where original source code designed by various authors is made freely available to others who would like to view that code, copy it, learn from it, alter it, or share it
GitHub India, Apache Community Initiatives, Docker Inc. and OpsTree are the community partners of the open-source Chandigarh community and they will be conducting various workshops for students of Chitkara University (HT PHOTO)
GitHub India, Apache Community Initiatives, Docker Inc. and OpsTree are the community partners of the open-source Chandigarh community and they will be conducting various workshops for students of Chitkara University (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:36 AM IST
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