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Four members of a family commit suicide in Gujarat, financial crisis suspected

Preliminary probe has revealed that the victim worked a diamond polisher and financial crisis may have led the family to take this extreme step, police said

Representational image.
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 PM IST

SC declines interim relief on plea by wife of gangster shot dead in UP court

“The stand is continuously shifting...let the matter be listed after vacation. There is no urgency for a hearing during the vacation,” the bench said.

Lawyers staged protest after the killing of Sanjeev Jeeva inside the Lucknow court. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:18 PM IST

Supreme Court declines urgent hearing of plea against Manipur internet shutdown

The bench turned down the request to list the petition during the summer break.

The petition said the residents of the state experienced feelings of “fear, anxiety, helplessness, and frustration” as a result of the shutdown.
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 12:51 PM IST

India has much higher burden of non-communicable diseases like diabetes: Study

The study found the overall weighted prevalence of diabetes was 11·4%, 15·3% prediabetes, 35·5% hypertension and abdominal obesity— a risk factor for diabetes— 39.5%

The study was published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal on Thursday. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 12:06 PM IST

Two labourers from MP killed in Dwarka after car rams into their bike; 2 injured

M Harsha Vardhan, DCP Dwarka, said that all four victims were riding the same motorcycle and were residents of Spine Enclave in Sector 17 of Dwarka

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Updated on Jun 09, 2023 11:55 AM IST

Fire breaks out at west Delhi hospital; 20 newborn babies rescued

Delhi fire services director Atul Garg said that no one was hurt in the blaze and that nine fire units were dispatched to the site

The hospital operated from the first floor of a four-storey building. (Sourced)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 10:15 AM IST

Bengal rural polls: Opp parties seek more time for nominations, central forces

State election commissioner Rajiva said that they will inform the state government if they need additional forces

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) bagged around 90% of seats including 34% of them uncontested in 2018. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 08:43 AM IST

Eye on 2024 LS polls: Shah, Nadda to hold rallies in Hoshiarpur & Gurdaspur this month

The rallies, as part of BJP’s mega outreach programme on the completion of nine-years of the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre, will be held in the two Lok Sabh segments of Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur presently being represented by the BJP MPs.

Union home minister Amit Shah will address the gathering in Gurdaspur on June 18. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 02:10 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Former Rashtriya Rifles chief Lt Gen BS Randhawa passes away in Chandigarh

As the chief of Rashtriya Rifles, Lieutenant General BS Randhawa (retd) oversaw the forces in counter terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir

An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Lieutenant General BS Randhawa (retd) was commissioned into the first battalion of the Sikh Regiment in 1960. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:35 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh health secretary Yashpal Garg among 2 IAS, 2 IPS officers shifted

According to Union ministry of home affairs order, 2008-batch IAS officer Yashpal Garg, who was secretary, health, medical education and research, as well as chief executive officer, Chandigarh Housing Board, has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh

In exchange, Union ministry of home affairs has transferred to Chandigarh 2010-batch IAS officer Ajay Chagti from Arunachal Pradesh and 2018-batch IAS officer Hari Kallikkat from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. (Getty images)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:35 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

SAD development policies behind Mohali’s realty boom: Sukhbir

Sukhbir said special emphasis laid by the then Akali government for the development of Mohali had led to a boom in the realty sector of the city

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal during a remembrance function organised by the Mohali party unit in the memory of the former chief minister at Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan, Sohana, in Mohali. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Mohali

Chandigarh’s Bhavan Vidyalaya contingent returns from successful cyclothon to Nepal

Christened “Maitree 2023”, the cycling expedition, was Bhavan Vidyalaya’s fifth cyclothon, but the first across borders; it was flagged off by RK Saboo, chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh Kendra, on May 26

The 22-member Bhavan Vidyalaya contingent, including 17 students and five teachers, after their return to Chandigarh. They cycled 1,300 km over eight days, between May 27 and June 3, to reach Kathmandu, Nepal. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Gathered to show black flags to Kher, four AAP councillors detained

After receiving information about the protest at Dhanas light point, Sector 17 police detained four AAP councillors, including Jasbir Singh Laddi, Damanpreet Singh, Prem Lata and Anju Katyal, along with some party workers

The AAP councillor Jasbir Singh Laddi (in yellow turban) and two party members were detained at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh court denies bail to man who raped, impregnated minor

The prosecution opposed the bail plea, stating that the allegations were serious in nature; if granted relief of bail, the rape accused may flee from the court’s jurisdiction

During counselling, the minor girl revealed that she was in a relationship with a boy named Pardeep, who, along with three other men, Manish, Hanish and Bharat, had raped her. (Getty Images/Purestock)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Nepalese man falls to death from roof of 4-storey building in Chandigarh’s Sector 34

The deceased, identified as Hark Bahadur, worked as a cook at an eatery outside the building in Chandigarh, which also houses State Bank of India

Police said Hark, along with his nephew Tek Bahadur, had slept on the roof of a four-storey building in Sector 34 in Chandigarh after consuming liquor on Wednesday night. (Getty image)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

BJP-Congress councillors stage walkout at Ambala House meeting

The BJP councillors, including Toni Chaudhary and Sandeep Sachdeva, got into an argument with the Ambala mayor and termed it as an insult to the House

Councillors from the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress staging a sit-in near the gate of Panchayat Bhawan in Ambala on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Ambala

Panchkula MC chief, mayor take stock of education and recreation city project

Panchkula mayor Kulbhushan Goyal and the commissioner, along with other officials, visited Ward Number 16 in Chandimandir, to take stock of education and recreation city project

During the visit, Panchkula mayor Kulbhushan Goyal said the Haryana chief minister had announced <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100 crore for the education and recreation city project. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Hoping to recover debt, Chandigarh resident loses 7.8 lakh to 3 occultists

The three accused have been arrested by the Chandigarh police; the victim, Jasbir Kaur, told the police that she came in touch with the trio through a pamphlet advertisement

Chandigarh Police have arrested the accused, identified as Azeem, his brother Afzal and Suhaib Kureshi, all natives of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. (Stock image)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Dadumajra residents up in arms against new waste processing plant

Chandigarh municipal corporation House on June 6 had passed the proposal of setting up a new integrated waste processing plant at the Dadumajra landfill

Dadumajra residents, along with area councillor Kuldeep Dhalor, staging a protest outside the Dadumajra dumping ground in Chandigarh on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh adviser directs completion of 65 infra projects by October

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST), which has been designated as the executing agency for renewable energy projects of the department of science and technology, has been directed to complete 23 projects, said the Chandigarh adviser

Chandigarh adviser Dharam Pal also directed Chandigarh Smart City Limited to complete rehabilitation and upgrade of the existing sewage treatment plants at Raipur Kalan and Raipur Khurd, being undertaken at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>90.96 crore, by September 30. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Panjab University professor nominated for Medal of Pushkin

The Medal of Pushkin is a state decoration of the Russian Federation awarded to its citizens and foreigners for achievements in arts, culture, education, humanities and literature

Pankaj Malviya, professor and chairperson of department of Russian, Panjab University has authored various books, including Rang Chekhov and “Aina” Anton Chekhov Ki Satrangi Kahanian. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Panchkula residents apprise HSVP officials of civic issues

Bharat Hiteshi, general secretary of Federation of Residents’ Association, raised the issue of encroachments and demanded removal of hutments coming up in different areas on the roadsides in Panchkula

A Panchkula resident listing civic issues during a meeting of the Haryana Sahari Vikas Pradhikaran with various homeowners’ associations on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:34 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Bike hits man, car runs him over in Chandigarh’s Manimajra

The complainant, Kirpal Singh, son of the deceased and a resident of Vikas Nagar, Baltana, Zirakpur, told the Chandigarh Police that he used to pick up his father from his Photostat shop in Manimajra

The car driver stopped the vehicle at a distance. But looking at the condition of the man, the driver escaped on foot, leaving his Chandigarh-registered four-wheeler on the spot (Getty image)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:33 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Class 11 admissions in Chandigarh: Application deadline extended to June 12

Chandigarh director school education Harsuhinderpal Singh Brar said more time had been allowed to apply as the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) had yet to declare the results of the Class 10 exams

For admission to Class 11, the applicants need to register at Earlier, the deadline was extended from June 4 to 6. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:33 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Mercury hits 37°C, relief likely from Sunday

As per the India Meteorological Department relief is likely over the weekend, with a fresh Western Disturbance expected to affect Chandigarh from Saturday onwards

A cyclist takes cover under his shirt in Chandigarh on a scorching Thursday afternoon. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:33 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

NABARD assistance: Record utilisation of 800-cr funds for rural infra projects in Punjab: Minister

Punjab has registered record utilisation of funds amounting to ₹800-crore in financial year 2022-23 for the ongoing Rural Infrastructure Development Projects assisted by NABARD

Punjab FM directed all the administrative departments to focus on optimum utilisation of the funds available from NABARD. (Representational Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Farmer unions to launch protest from Aug 5 against water crisis in Punjab

A group of farmer leaders belonging to different farm bodies on Thursday announced to launch a ‘morcha’ from August 5 against water crisis and environmental pollution

The farmer leaders said there was an “attack on the federal system” of the state and opposed the policy of centralisation. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Inter-state racket making fake passports busted in Amritsar, 12 held

Amritsar City Police on Thursday claimed to have bust an inter-state racket of making fake passports and sending the people on these passports to foreign countries

As many as 12 members of this racket had been arrested from Punjab, Delhi, Haryana and Jharkhand, the police said. (Representational Photo (Getty Images) )
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:11 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Punjab to form policy to prevent abuse of women abroad

Punjab government will soon formulate a policy to prevent the incidents of harassment of women by agents, employers and NRI husbands

The minister said Punjab government was ensuring to protect rights of the women of Punjab who are willing to go abroad, settle there or have returned (Representational Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:05 AM IST
By, Mohali

Pak drone shot down by BSF in Amritsar

A drone suspected to be from Pakistan was shot down by BSF troops in Amritsar district during Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit's visit. Another drone carrying 2.5 kg heroin was seized in Tarn Taran.

On Wednesday night, troops of BSF heard a buzzing sound of a suspected drone near Bhaini Rajputana village of Amritsar district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 12:56 AM IST
By, Amritsar
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