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Army chief in Manipur, forces up combing ops

The army chief is set to visit different parts of the state and interact with the defence personnel that have been deployed to maintain law and order

Army personnel stand guard during a combing operation in Manipur on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on May 28, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Manipur tense day after 1 killed in fresh violence

A day after fresh incidents of ethnic violence were reported from parts of Manipur, the state returned to a sense of tenuous calm on Thursday.

Shops remain shut at a market in Imphal on Thursday, a day after fresh clashes erupted in Manipur. (PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2023 12:24 AM IST
By, Imphal/new Delhi

Demolition in Nepali Nagar: HC orders interim compensation for razed houses

On July 3 last year, the district administration and police had carried a massive eviction drive to raze down 70 dwellings in Nepali Nagar which were allegedly built on land belonging to the state housing board.

Illegal structures being demolished in Patna’s Nepali Nagar in July 2022. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2023 10:01 PM IST

Rains, hailstorm bring down temperatures in J&K

While parts of Kashmir received a fresh spell of rainfall that caused dip in temperatures, heavy rainfall coupled with hailstorm lashed Jammu region

A boatman rows his boat on the Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. (HT Photo/Waseem Andrabi)
Updated on May 25, 2023 01:18 AM IST
By, Srinagar/jammu

House tussle boils over: 21 parties to skip event

Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Wednesday said the boycott decision showed contempt for the essence of democracy

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Updated on May 25, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Delhi govt moves SC over LG-led panels

Opposing the January 9 NGT order for what it said amounted to sidelining of the elected government, the appeal filed on Tuesday sought directions to set aside NGT’s order for violating two SC orders

LG Saxena on Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the status of the Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) functioning in the industrial areas of the Capital. (ANI)
Updated on May 24, 2023 11:58 PM IST

Queues, confusion as window to exchange 2,000 notes opens in Punjab

The day was marked with a lot of confusion at some banks over the requirement of KYC (know your customer) verification, officially valid identity cards like PAN or Aadhaar, and official forms.

City residents in Ludhiana returning <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 notes at a bank. (HT File)
Updated on May 24, 2023 12:10 AM IST
By, Ludhiana/bathinda/amritsar

UPSC toppers from Punjab: IIT graduate from Sangrur is 4th time lucky

Robin Bansal, an IIT graduate from Sangrur, secured 135th rank in the UPSC civil service exam, his fourth attempt. Rushali Kler from Jalandhar secured 492nd rank.

Robin Bansal, 25, of Lehra town in Sangrur district, has secured 135th rank, while Rushali Kler, 24, from Jalandhar has secured 492nd rank in the UPSC examination. (HT Photos)
Updated on May 23, 2023 11:58 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Banks gear up as exchange process for 2000 notes starts today

The high-value notes can be exchanged without a requisition slip or identity proof, the RBI said.

A banker checks the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2000 currency notes, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on May 23, 2023 09:25 AM IST
By, New Delhi

2000 note withdrawal spurs purchase of gold and silver

There was a 10% to 20% increase in the sale of jewellery since Saturday, people aware of the matter said.

A notice at a Hyderabad petrol pump says <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 notes will be accepted only for transactions above <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,000, after the RBI announced withdrawal of the high-value banknote. (PTI)
Updated on May 22, 2023 10:58 AM IST

Midnight thunderstorm leaves trail of destruction in Chandigarh tricity

After high-velocity winds started around 12.30 am on Thursday, around 7.1 mm rain was also recorded through the night, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD)

IMD officials said wind speeds went up to 70 km per hour for a few seconds and similar wind speeds will be unlikely in the coming days as clear weather is expected. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on May 19, 2023 06:39 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

NIA arrests terrorist Arsh Dalla’s aide from Punjab’s Moga

The NIA on Thursday said it has arrested a resident of Moga district, Jassa Singh, who was allegedly working at the behest of Canada-based designated terrorist Arsh Dalla

The arrest was made during massive country-wide raids against the terrorist-gangster-narcotics smuggler nexus by the central agency under ‘Operation Dhvast’. (Representational Photo (Getty Images) )
Updated on May 19, 2023 12:32 AM IST

Narco-terror-gangster nexus: NIA, police conduct raids in Punjab, many detained

NIA in coordination with Punjab Police on Wednesday carried out searches across all districts in the state in connection with cases related to narco-terror-gangster nexus

In Bathinda and Muktsar, two persons were detained after the central agency raided 16 locations in south Malwa districts. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2023 10:56 PM IST

NIA raids multiple locations in Punjab, Haryana in crackdown on terror, smuggling nexus

The raids that began early on Wednesday morning are in connection with cases registered by the NIA against gangsters and their criminal syndicates. People raided were suspected to be working for jailed gangster and terror accused Lawrence Bishnoi, Davinder Bambiha terror gang and another run by Pakistan-based gangster Harvinder Singh Rinda

Punjab Police personnel giving cover to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) team raiding the house of Khokhar Singh, who deals in car batteries, in Chandsar Basti of Bathinda town on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Updated on May 17, 2023 02:32 PM IST

Manipur CM Biren Singh meets Amit Shah in Delhi after fresh violence surfaces

People aware of the developments said the chief minister was invited for a meeting at Shah’s residence at 8pm on Sunday.

At least 71 people were killed and thousands were displaced in the violence. (ANI)
Updated on May 15, 2023 01:19 AM IST
By, New Delhi/imphal

Manipur violence: All 10 Kuki MLAs call for a separate administration

All 10 Kuki MLAs in Manipur, including two state ministers, on Friday raised the demand for a “separate administration” and “separation from the state”.

A woman walks through the wreckage of a building that was set on fire during clashes, in Manipur’s Khumujamba village. (AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2023 12:10 AM IST
By, Imphal/kolkata

CBSE Class 12: Prayagraj region’s pass percentage lowest among 16 regions

In CBSE class 10, the Prayagraj region ranks ninth among all 16 regions. The examination results were declared on Friday.

Students celebrate their success at a school in Prayagraj after declaration of the CBSE Class 12 results. (PTI Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2023 12:57 AM IST
By, Lucknow/prayagraj

Jalandhar bypoll: Poll code violation: Opposition demands action against AAP MLAs

Separate delegations of the Punjab Congress and the BJP on Thursday met chief electoral officer Punjab, C Sibin, demanding action against AAP MLAs for allegedly violating the model code of conduct in the recently held Jalandhar bypoll

Punjab Congress delegation, which met Punjab CEO, submitted a complaint against half a dozen AAP MLAs . (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2023 10:13 PM IST
By, Chandigarh/jalandhar

Maliana massacre survivor moves HC, challenges acquittal of 41 accused

Hearing the plea of the petitioner, the Allahabad high court directed the state government to provide the file of the case and fixed August 14 for the next hearing

Three other survivors - Vakil Ahmad, Yaqoob Ali and Ismail - are also preparing their petitions to challenge the acquittal of the 41 accused. (File Photo of Allahabad high court)
Updated on May 11, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Two Lashkar associates arrested in Kashmir’s Shopian, arms, IED recovered

Jammu and Kashmir police recovered arms, ammunition and improvised explosive device (IED) from the accused associates of Lashkare-Taiba

Police arrested two Lashkar associates in Shopian, Kashmir. (HT File)
Updated on May 10, 2023 02:36 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Punjab Police launch ‘Ops Vigil’ for crackdown on crime, drugs

Amidst an ongoing drive against drugs and anti-social elements, Punjab Police on Tuesday launched a two-day long statewide operation ‘OPS Vigil’ aimed at keeping a tab on drug trafficking, anti-social elements and criminals

DGP Gaurav Yadav conducted a surprise check at Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Interstate Bus Terminal in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (HT Photo/ Gurpreet Singh)
Updated on May 09, 2023 10:23 PM IST
By, Chandigarh/ludhiana

Over 2,000 people evacuated from violence-hit Manipur

Nearly 10,000 soldiers from the army and the Assam Rifles have been deployed in Manipur to tackle clashes that broke out between the Meitei community and Kuki tribals last week

Army personnel rescue people from a violence-hit area in Manipur on Saturday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2023 10:52 AM IST

2k crore corruption in Chhattisgarh liquor sales

The state government controls all aspects of liquor trade, from procurement to retail sale. No private liquor shops are allowed

The Chhattisgarh State Marketing Corporation Limited (CSMCL) centrally procures all liquor sold in the state. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 08, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Raipur/new Delhi

Amritpal’s wife meets him at Dibrugarh jail

Police officials privy to the development said after getting permission from the Amritsar district administration, Kirandeep left Amritpal’s ancestral village Jallupur Khera on Monday; she was accompanied by Waris Punjab De member Daljit Singh Kalsi’s wife Narinder Kaur

Kirandeep Kaur, wife of pro-Khalistani preacher Amritpal Singh, arrives at Dibrugarh Central Jail, Assam, on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on May 05, 2023 12:40 AM IST
By, Amritsar/silchar

Punjab: Mann, Kejriwal to inaugurate 80 more Aam Aadmi Clinics

A spokesperson of the chief minister’s office said with this, the number operational clinics offering free healthcare services would cross 580. In the first phase, 100 clinics were inaugurated, followed by 404 in the second phase

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal will dedicate 80 more Aam Aadmi Clinics to the people of state on Friday at an event in Ludhiana. (ANI file photo)
Updated on May 05, 2023 12:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/ludhiana

Delhi has surplus rain for May, more showers likely

Delhi’s maximum temperature settled at 30.6 degrees Celsius (°C) —nine degrees below normal for this time of year—on Wednesday

People at Red Fort in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2023 12:05 AM IST

Why faith is not at play in quotas for Muslims

Reservation for Muslims, as for Hindus and other faiths, falls within the backward classes categories. A look at states where such quotas have been given

Reservation or affirmative action in India is neither region-based, nor religion based. (Shutterstock)
Published on May 03, 2023 05:19 PM IST

New office timings evoke mixed response in Punjab

The new timing in Punjab government offices came into effect on rainy Tuesday morning with chief minister Bhagwant Mann saying the move will not just save power but also result in many other benefits.

The new timing will remain in force till July 15 and result in an estimated saving of up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>42 crore during the two-and-a-half month period. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Lack of arrangements in mandis hitting farmers hard, says Hooda

“At least 15 lakh metric tonnes of wheat lying in the mandis of the state has been drenched in rain and the government remains a mute spectator,” former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said.

Former Haryana chief minister and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday held the ruling BJP-JJP coalition government responsible for less procurement of wheat and mustard due to delay in lifting and lack of arrangements in mandis. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2023 01:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Arbitrary pricing of school textbooks will be stopped: Khattar

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who was hearing grievances at Faridabad on Saturday, said 14 complaints related to various departments were placed in the meeting, out of which 12 were disposed of

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said under the new policy, rates of the textbooks will be fixed. The policy will also fix quality parameters for the textbooks. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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