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Four-member panel formed for upkeep of heritage trees: Chandigarh admn tells HC

The response came on a PIL in the aftermath of the July 8 tree collapse at Carmel Convent School in Sector 9, Chandigarh, that had claimed a student’s life and left several others injured

The four-member panel will monitor, maintain and recommend permissions for felling of heritage trees, if necessary, the Chandigarh administration told HC. (HT Photo)
The four-member panel will monitor, maintain and recommend permissions for felling of heritage trees, if necessary, the Chandigarh administration told HC. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 04:31 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh University video leak: Bail hearing of Shimla man adjourned for second time

Earlier on Tuesday, a court had adjourned the bail hearing till Thursday after the police failed to submit a reply against the accused’s regular bail plea

On Friday, Kharar police will also produce all four accused, who were sent to five-day police custody on Monday. (iStock)
On Friday, Kharar police will also produce all four accused, who were sent to five-day police custody on Monday. (iStock)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 04:31 AM IST
By, Mohali

40-lakh accident cover launched for Chandigarh MC employees

Chandigarh administrator launched the accident cover for MC employees at a programme at Rani Laxmi Bai Mahila Bhawan in Sector 38-C

The insurance scheme, conceived in collaboration with Punjab and Sind Bank, will cover around 10,500 Chandigarh MC employees in Groups A to D, including those hired on regular, contract, outsource and daily wage basis. (HT Photo)
The insurance scheme, conceived in collaboration with Punjab and Sind Bank, will cover around 10,500 Chandigarh MC employees in Groups A to D, including those hired on regular, contract, outsource and daily wage basis. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 04:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Propofol row at PGIMER: Drug was not of standard quality, finds lab report

PGIMER authorities on September 1 had said that five deaths were suspected to have been caused by adverse reaction to propofol, an anaesthetic drug

Following the suspected deaths at PGIMER, samples of the drug were sent to the regional drugs testing laboratory in Chandigarh, whose report was made available recently. (AFP)
Following the suspected deaths at PGIMER, samples of the drug were sent to the regional drugs testing laboratory in Chandigarh, whose report was made available recently. (AFP)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 04:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Punjab notifies revised UGC pay scales: PUTA seeks timely implementation

The PU teachers’ body has requested the V-C to issue necessary directions to the university officials concerned to ensure strict compliance of the government notification.

The Punjab government on Wednesday had issued the notification to implement UGC pay scales as per the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to teachers and equivalent cadres in universities and government colleges in the state with effect from January 1, 2016. (HT Photo)
The Punjab government on Wednesday had issued the notification to implement UGC pay scales as per the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to teachers and equivalent cadres in universities and government colleges in the state with effect from January 1, 2016. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 03:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mohali police arrest main accused in TDI City murder

With the arrest of the accused, Gopal Singh of Haria village, Bhagalpur, Bihar, police also confirmed the identity of the victim

A native of Kadwa, Bihar, the victim was murdered at the behest of Gopal, who was in an extra-marital relationship with his wife, said Mohali police. (Reuters)
A native of Kadwa, Bihar, the victim was murdered at the behest of Gopal, who was in an extra-marital relationship with his wife, said Mohali police. (Reuters)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 03:42 AM IST
By, Mohali

JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament: Himachal Pradesh score 3-wicket win over J&K

Led by a knock of 100 runs from Abhishek Thakur in 71 balls, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association recorded a three-wicket win over Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association

A player from the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association team playing a shot during the JP Atray Cricket Tournament in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
A player from the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association team playing a shot during the JP Atray Cricket Tournament in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 05:07 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh Golf League: Captain’s 18 and Netsmartz Tigers score big wins

Captain’s 18 and Netsmartz Tigers brought their top game to the Greens as they decimated Golf Masters and Sultans of Swing with a 6-1 score

Another highlight of the day was Col Harjeet Singh recording the first hole in one of the Chandigarh Golf League when he aced the par 3 11th hole. (HT File)
Another highlight of the day was Col Harjeet Singh recording the first hole in one of the Chandigarh Golf League when he aced the par 3 11th hole. (HT File)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 03:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Nirmal Singh is new divisional secretary of National Railway Men’s Union

Nirmal Singh will replace divisional chief ticket inspector (DCTI), Ambala, CS Bajwa, who is set to retire on October 31 after 28 years of service

Chandigarh Railway Station director Nirmal Singh has been appointed as the new divisional secretary of the National Railway Men’s Union (NRMU) (HT Photo)
Chandigarh Railway Station director Nirmal Singh has been appointed as the new divisional secretary of the National Railway Men’s Union (NRMU) (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 07:41 PM IST
By, Ambala

Chandigarh MC purchases heavy machinery, equipment worth 6 crore

he machines were unveiled by mayor Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon at the municipal corporation office in Sector 17

The MC procured five tipper hopper dumpers, three small tipper hopper dumpers, three excavator-cum-loaders (backhoe loaders), two sewer inspection cameras, a grabbing machine, two boom ladders (8 m), 20 tractors, six water tankers, five backpack leaf blowers, 70 brush cutters, 12 shrub masters, two cultivators from dedicated budget allocations. (HT File)
The MC procured five tipper hopper dumpers, three small tipper hopper dumpers, three excavator-cum-loaders (backhoe loaders), two sewer inspection cameras, a grabbing machine, two boom ladders (8 m), 20 tractors, six water tankers, five backpack leaf blowers, 70 brush cutters, 12 shrub masters, two cultivators from dedicated budget allocations. (HT File)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 03:09 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

2 held for damaging smart bike in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh administration had rolled out public bike-sharing system across the city on August 12, 2021. So far, officials have received around 40 damaged bicycles

In the video, Abhishek Chaudhary, 23, of Kansal, who rears cattle for a living, is seen damaging the two-wheeler. (HT Photo)
In the video, Abhishek Chaudhary, 23, of Kansal, who rears cattle for a living, is seen damaging the two-wheeler. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 03:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Snatching convict, aide caught with illegal weapons in Chandigarh

Two youths, one of them a snatching convict, were arrested for possessing two illegal country made pistols in Sector 25, Chandigarh

Police said the duo was arrested by a team of the crime branch following a tip-off. Both were found carrying one country made pistol each, along with four live cartridges. (HT File)
Police said the duo was arrested by a team of the crime branch following a tip-off. Both were found carrying one country made pistol each, along with four live cartridges. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 02:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Not a single Buddhist temple exists in Haryana: Minorities panel

National commission for minorities member said during the meeting with religious leaders of state the demands for construction of a Buddhist temple in Haryana was also raised

Asking the Haryana government to set up a state minority commission, national commission for minorities member Syed Shahezadi on Thursday said about 35 lakh people of minority communities live in Haryana where not a single Buddhist temple exists. (AFP File Photo/ Representational image)
Asking the Haryana government to set up a state minority commission, national commission for minorities member Syed Shahezadi on Thursday said about 35 lakh people of minority communities live in Haryana where not a single Buddhist temple exists. (AFP File Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 02:53 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

70-year-old swindled out of 2 lakh on pretext of linking PAN

The 70-year-old woman was defrauded on the pretext of linking her PAN (permanent account number) to her bank account

With city residents increasingly falling prey to cyber frauds, the Chandigarh cyber police teams convened ‘awareness assembly’ in Sector 17 to sensitise the Market Welfare Association, Residence Welfare Association and senior citizens about cyber security. (HT File)
With city residents increasingly falling prey to cyber frauds, the Chandigarh cyber police teams convened ‘awareness assembly’ in Sector 17 to sensitise the Market Welfare Association, Residence Welfare Association and senior citizens about cyber security. (HT File)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 02:53 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Show-cause notice for removal: HC gives Mohali mayor 15 more days to respond

The Punjab and Haryana high court has given Mohali mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu 15 more days to respond to the show-cause notice issued to him over his alleged membership of a firm that has been carrying out development works in the city

The high court bench of justice Sudhir Mittal had passed the order, while hearing the mayor’s plea, who had challenged the September 15 notice issued to him by the local bodies department. (HT File)
The high court bench of justice Sudhir Mittal had passed the order, while hearing the mayor’s plea, who had challenged the September 15 notice issued to him by the local bodies department. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 05:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Foreign national wanted in four drug cases nabbed from Delhi

Accused foreign national was identified as Adwin, a native of Ivory Coast in West Africa, who was wanted in four drug cases. He was nabbed from Delhi’s Chander Vihar area on Wednesday

Ambala Police has arrested a foreign national from New Delhi, who was wanted in at least four drug cases, superintendent of police Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said on Thursday (HT Photo)
Ambala Police has arrested a foreign national from New Delhi, who was wanted in at least four drug cases, superintendent of police Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said on Thursday (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 02:37 AM IST
By, Ambala

Husband arrested for woman’s murder in Ambala’s Saha

The accused was identified as Baldev Ram alias Chota, who will be presented before a court on Friday, police said. Baldev was arrested for his wife’s murder in Ambala’s Saha

A day after a 57-year-old woman, Prakasho Devi, was found dead in a field at Mehmoodpur village in Saha town, the Ambala Police on Thursday arrested her husband on murder charges. (Getty Images/ Representational image)
A day after a 57-year-old woman, Prakasho Devi, was found dead in a field at Mehmoodpur village in Saha town, the Ambala Police on Thursday arrested her husband on murder charges. (Getty Images/ Representational image)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 02:33 AM IST
By, Ambala

Khattar, Yadav visit Sharjah Safari Park

Khattar said developing a jungle safari in Aravalli hills in Gurugram and Nuh would help state government preserve mountain range. Khattar and Union minister Bhupender Yadav visited Sharjah Safari Park

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav at the jungle safari in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav at the jungle safari in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 02:29 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Panipat robbery case cracked; textile firm employee held

As per the police, accused Sukhjeet Singh of Arjun Nagar in Panipat was a supervisor in textile firm and he plotted a false robbery along with his brother-in-law Sukhbir Singh of Kurukshetra.

Panipat police claimed to have solved a robbery case with the arrest of an employee of a textile firm in Panipat. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
Panipat police claimed to have solved a robbery case with the arrest of an employee of a textile firm in Panipat. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 02:24 AM IST
By, Karnal

Centre should file review petition against SC ruling on Haryana gurdwaras: SGPC chief Harjinder Dhami

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Harjinder Singh Dhami said the Act passed by the Haryana government for establishing a separate gurdwara management body for the state is “unconstitutional” and its validity should be cancelled immediately

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Harjinder Singh Dhami on Thursday wrote to Union home minister Amit Shah, demanding that the Centre should file a review petition in the Supreme Court over its recent judgment that upheld the validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014. (HT File)
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Harjinder Singh Dhami on Thursday wrote to Union home minister Amit Shah, demanding that the Centre should file a review petition in the Supreme Court over its recent judgment that upheld the validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 02:10 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Punjab assembly session: Partap Bajwa’s censure motion against CM Bhagwant Mann rejected

Congress leader and leader of opposition (LoP) Partap Singh Bajwa had submitted the censure motion against Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann for “surreptitiously” moving a confidence motion in the state assembly. Mann had moved the confidence motion on Tuesday to show his majority in the House. The voting on the trust motion will take place on October 3.

A censure motion submitted by Congress leader and leader of opposition (LoP) Partap Singh Bajwa against chief minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann was rejected on Thursday. (HT File)
A censure motion submitted by Congress leader and leader of opposition (LoP) Partap Singh Bajwa against chief minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann was rejected on Thursday. (HT File)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Hearing adjourned till October 6 in illegal mining case against former Punjab CM Channi’s nephew

The court of special PMLA judge Rupinderjit Chahal ordered that the counsel for the accused requested for adjournment and fixed October 6 for consideration on charge in the case. The ED had arrested former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh on February 3 in an illegal mining case

The special PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court has adjourned hearing in the illegal mining case against former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew, Bhupinder Singh alias Honey, and his aide Kudratdeep Singh, till October 6. (HT File)
The special PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court has adjourned hearing in the illegal mining case against former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew, Bhupinder Singh alias Honey, and his aide Kudratdeep Singh, till October 6. (HT File)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:44 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

A Durga puja pandal decorated with ice cream sticks in Prayagraj

Stems from jute plant and wooden ice-cream sticks, and spoon have been used to make the beautiful and ornate decorations in this pandal.

Durga Puja pandal of Darbhanga barwari in Prayagraj (HT Photo))
Durga Puja pandal of Darbhanga barwari in Prayagraj (HT Photo))
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:28 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Fee hike issue: Students, AU admin talks called off after chaos

Allahabad University (AU) proctor professor Harsh Kumar was manhandled on the campus as talks between AU administration and students who had been staging protests against the fee hike for over two weeks now, failed to take place on Thursday

AU proctor prof Harsh Kumar (centre) being escorted by security personnel on campus on Thursday. . (Ht photo)
AU proctor prof Harsh Kumar (centre) being escorted by security personnel on campus on Thursday. . (Ht photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:24 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Ex-Air Chief Marshal named chief nodal officer of UPDIC

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria’s appointment will be a catalyst for the development of the UP Defence Industrial Corridor, the state government said in a statement issued on Thursday.

Former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria (Retired) joined as Chief Nodal Officer of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor, on Thursday. (ANI Picture Service)
Former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria (Retired) joined as Chief Nodal Officer of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor, on Thursday. (ANI Picture Service)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:20 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav asks followers of Ambedkar, Lohia to come together

Re-elected as Samajwadi Party national president for third term, Akhiilesh Yadav says party must strive for national status, workers should be ready to fill jails

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav at the party’s national convention in Lucknow on Thursday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav at the party’s national convention in Lucknow on Thursday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:17 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Over 56K take Covid vaccine jab in Lucknow district

A total 8,95,983 precaution doses have been administered till now in the state capital. The state government has announced free booster dose to eligible beneficiaries till September 30.

Vaccination camp at the HT office in Lucknow on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Vaccination camp at the HT office in Lucknow on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:13 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Guru Gorakhnath Univ, RMRC team up to control vector-borne diseases

It is notable that on the directions of chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the Indian Council of Medical Research Centre had established its regional unit in the district to identify the microscopic species of bacteria in water that cause frequent outbreak of diseases like Japanese encephalitis, dengue, malaria etc.

Signing of MoU in Gorakhpur on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Signing of MoU in Gorakhpur on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:10 AM IST
By, Gorakhpur

‘Revamp work at Alamnagar station in full swing; to be completed by October’

The new 21000 sqft building, ahead of platform 1 upper, has a class waiting room, a VIP lounge, ladies and gents separate waiting rooms, a concourse, and a refreshment room among other amenities

After the completion of the revamp, it will help decongest the traffic heading towards Moradabad, said officials. (FILE PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION )
After the completion of the revamp, it will help decongest the traffic heading towards Moradabad, said officials. (FILE PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION )
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 12:57 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow woman accuses three Basti doctors of gangrape, FIR lodged

The Basti police have registered an FIR under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 376-D for gang rape, 504 for insulting and 506 for criminal intimidation at Sadar police station on Tuesday

Circle officer (CO), City, Alok Prasad said so far, no arrests have been made in the matter and it will be done as per the findings of the investigation. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Circle officer (CO), City, Alok Prasad said so far, no arrests have been made in the matter and it will be done as per the findings of the investigation. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 12:54 AM IST
By, Lucknow/gorakhpur
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