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A senior reporter based in Chandigarh, Shailee Dogra covers SAS Nagar (Mohali) district.

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Sudipto Sen shares unwavering commitment to truth in cinema at Chitra Bharati Film Festival

Speaking at the master class held as part of the fifth Chitra Bharati Film Festival in Panchkula, Filmmaker Sudipto Sen said rather than opting for a balanced approach as typically seen in Indian films, he aimed for a more straightforward depiction, even if caused discomfort

Filmmaker Sudipto Sen (right) speaking during the fifth Chitra Bharati Film Festival in Panchkula on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 09:42 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula woman convicted in 2020 road accident case

After the pedestrian fell on the road, the Panchkula woman, instead of stopping, drove over the former’s legs

The court found the driver guilty of all three counts. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 09:18 AM IST
By, Panchkula

In 2023, Panchkula witnessed 150 protests

Panchkula houses most Haryana government offices, making it the most-favoured spot for government employees, unions and farmer outfits to press their demands, especially in the run-up to Assembly or Lok Sabha elections.

Of the over 272 protests held in Panchkula in the last five years, 150, forming over 55%, were held in 2023 alone. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 10:44 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Haryana budget: Panchkula gets 100 crore, ‘Sanjha Bazaar’

With this grant, development activities can be carried out in Panchkula until a permanent source of revenue is available

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar presenting the budget at Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 10:30 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Money laundering case: Court summons suspended CBI judge Sudhir Parmar, 9 others

The PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court, presided over by Rajeev Goyal, in its order on Tuesday, said, “Taking cognisance of the offence under Section 3 of the PMLA, accused persons have been summoned to face trial for offence of money laundering, punishable under Section 4 of PMLA.”

The PMLA special court in Panchkula has issued summons to 10 accused in a money laundering case involving suspended CBI judge Sudhir Parmar. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 10:34 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Bambiha gang member arrested

As per the police records, Rajeev is wanted in connection to a case registered in May 2022 on complaint of Istak Khan, employed as flying in-charge in Shree Balaji mines in Mandlaye village of Raipur Rani

The accused arrested is identified as Rajeev Kumar of Raipur Rani. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 08:06 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Farmers ‘hell bent’ on stopping lifeline of northern states: Haryana govt

The submission was filed in an affidavit before the division bench of acting chief justice GS Sandhawalia and justice Vikas Suri, hearing two public interest litigations (PIL) pertaining to the farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on Thursday.

Farmer unions are “hell bent” on stopping the lifeline of northern states and their movement has instilled a “sense of fear” among the people of the state, the Haryana government submitted before the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational image)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 09:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

HC seeks Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh’s replies on PILs on farmers’ stir

The petitioner requested to lift restrictions under section 144 and suspend mobile internet and bulk SMS in seven Haryana districts.

Protesting farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' march on the Haryana-Punjab Shambhu border near Ambala on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 01:36 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Farmers’ Delhi march: HC presses for amicable solution, dedicated site for protest

A bench comprising acting chief justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia and justice Lapita Banerji asked the Union and state governments to file status reports on the farmers’ agitation by Thursday. The high court also asked the petitioners to implead the Delhi government as a party to the lawsuits.

Farmers at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during their 'Delhi Chalo' march, in Patiala district on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 05:38 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Panchkula CCTVs to get new lease of life as MC approves 2.43 cr

The civic body has installed 394 CCTVs in Panchkula, the majority of which have been non-functional for a long time.

The civic body has installed 394 CCTVs in Panchkula, the majority of which have been non-functional for a long time. (Representational Image/HT )
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 09:58 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Three get 5-year jail for snatching phone in Panchkula

The court of district and sessions judge Ved Parkash Sirohi also imposed a fine of ₹26,000 on the convicts identified as Neeraj Kumar alias Kaku, 20, who works as a waiter, Saurabh Tiwari, 21, who works with Rapido, and Tayab, 18, all residents of Kishangarh, Chandigarh.

A local court awarded five years’ jail to three persons, including a waiter and a Rapido driver, convicted of snatching a mobile phone in February last year. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 09:34 AM IST
By, Panchkula

DA case: CBI files chargesheet against ex-IAS officer Tayal, his kin

CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against former IAS officer ML Tayal, his wife and his son in connection with a disproportionate assets (DA) case registered in 2017. The CBI filed the chargesheet against Tayal along with his wife Savita Tayal and son Kartik Tayal before the court of CBI special judge Rajeev Goyal in Panchkula on Thursday. The case is now listed for April 22.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against former IAS officer ML Tayal, his wife and his son in connection with a disproportionate assets (DA) case registered in 2017. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 07:30 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Kalka man gets 7-yr in jail for attempt to murder

Yadav on July 17, 2021, had fired a gunshot at his friend Rajiv Kumar after an argument as Rajiv had refused to drink liquor with him. An FIR was registered on July 18, 2021

Panchkula local court on Thursday awarded 7 years jail to a Kalka resident for attempting a murder bid at his friend. (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 08, 2024 10:57 PM IST
By, Panchkula

Arson at Capt Abhimanyu’s house: Charges framed against 52; trial to begin on May 20

The court of CBI special judge Rajeev Goyal on Tuesday framed charges and the case would now begin trial on May 20, 2024, against 52 accused of rioting, attempt to murder and Arms Act.

Buses set afire during the 2016 agitation. (PTI File)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 10:54 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Sector-5 firing case: Chandigarh Police to invoke UAPA against Goldy Brar’s operatives

The district crime cell of Chandigarh Police in a joint operation with Punjab Police’s anti-gangster task force (AGTF) had arrested Brar’s three operatives from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur on Sunday while they were planning to escape to Nepal

Chandigarh police have so far arrested six accused, including Kashi, Shubham Giri, alias Pandit, and Gurwinder Singh, alias Laddi. (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2024 05:53 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Interim budget: 300 crore allocated to fast-track Chandigarh-Baddi railway link

The railways ministry had allocated ₹452.50 crore of the total outlay in the last fiscal, giving pace to the Chandigarh-Baddi railway link project

As part of the 2024-25 interim budget, Centre has also allocated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>93.26 crore for the redevelopment of Chandigarh railway station. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 10:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

CBI court acquits ex-MLA of abetment charges

The court also acquitted former MLA OP Jain Rajinder Sharma’s personal assistant, who was also booked by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

The proceedings against former MLA OP Jain were abated in December 2020, after his death in November 2020. (iStock)
Updated on Feb 01, 2024 06:10 AM IST
By, Panchkula

2022 arms seizure case: Charges framed against nine BKI operatives

The Haryana Police had, on May 5, 2022, seized three improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a pistol with two magazines, 31 rounds of ammunition and ₹1.30 lakh from the four accused when they were going to deliver the consignment to Adilabad, Telangana, in an Innova car.

Pakistan-based pro-Khalistan terrorist Harwinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda is among those who will face trial in the case. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 09:32 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula man looking to file civic complaint online loses 73,000

Complainant Rajiv Verma, of Sector 27, Panchkula, in his complainant, said on July 20, 2023, he googled the helpline number of the HSVP to lodge a complaint regarding sewerage

The caller told the victim that for registration of the complaint, he will have to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1. The caller then told him to download AnyDesk app on his mobile phone. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 07:48 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula MC mulls panchayat land for waste plant, shortlists 14 villages

The civic body has shortlisted 14 villages where the plant can be set up and has requested Panchkula deputy commissioner Sushil Sarwan to intervene and identify a suitable panchayat land for the plant

Owing to the non-availability of a garbage processing facility, Panchkula tumbled down from the 86th rank in 2022 to the 139th position among 446 cities with a population above 1 lakh in the 2023 Swachh Survekshan rankings released recently. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 09:24 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula: 70-lakh relief for family of banker crushed by truck

The claim petition was filed by the widow and two children of the victim, Ram Murti, who was serving as branch manager of Panchkula Co-operative Bank, Manak Tabra, in Panchkula district

As the truck was not insured at the time of the accident, the tribunal, presided over by Ved Parkash Sirohi, ruled that the compensation amount will be paid by truck owner Balbir Singh and driver Lakhwinder Singh, alias Kali, both hailing from Naraingarh, Ambala. (Getty Images/Purestock)
Updated on Jan 17, 2024 09:26 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Haryana declares dry day on January 22

Haryana has become the seventh state to ban liquor sales on the day of the Pran Pratishtha (consecration) ceremony at Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Speaking to mediapersons after laying the foundation stone of a medical college in Sector 32, Panchkula, Khattar said: “I had been getting requests from people to declare January 22 as a dry day in the entire state. Shops selling any kind of liquor, or any other intoxicating substance would remain closed on that day.”

Ahead of the inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced a dry day on January 22. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 08:36 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Cash-for-job scam: ED to quiz jailed ex-HCS officer

Anil Nagar was sacked from the Haryana Civil Services (HCS) in December 2021 by the state government under Article 311 (2) of the Constitution without conducting a departmental inquiry. The ED will quiz Anil Nagar, former deputy secretary of the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC), in the cash-for-job scam.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will quiz Anil Nagar, former deputy secretary of the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC), in the cash-for-job scam. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 08:08 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Haryana declares dry day on January 22

Becomes seventh BJP-ruled state to ban sale of liquor on the day of the Pran Pratishtha (consecration) ceremony at Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with Speaker Gian Chand Gupta at the medical college foundation stone-laying function in Panchkula on Monday. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 03:36 PM IST

2023 Swachh Survekshan: Panchkula plummets 53 spots to rank 139th

Even in Haryana, Panchkula had to settle for the third place, losing to Rohtak and Kalka that attained the first and second ranks, respectively

Panchkula it failed to eliminate 2.5 lakh tonnes of legacy waste from Sector 23, where garbage was dumped until July 2021, and Jhuriwala, adversely affecting its score. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 10:42 AM IST
By, Panchkula

BJP will sweep all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana, says Nadda

The BJP president held a roadshow in Panchkula; He was accompanied by Haryana CM Khattar and party’s state unit chief Nayab Saini

BJP president JP Nadda with Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar (right) and state party chief Nayab Saini (left) during a roadshow in Panchkula on Saturday. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jan 07, 2024 07:50 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Farmhand held guilty of killing employer, burying his body in Panchkula

The victim, Suresh Kumar, was a farmer and had hired Dalip as a farmhand in 2018, as per his son Sushil Kumar, a Home Guards volunteer in Panchkula

The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on Saturday. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 08:34 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Panchkula: Man who duped people on pretext of jobs as clerk, peon in HC gets 5-yr-jail

While pronouncing the sentence, the court of additional chief judicial magistrate, Panckhula, Hitesh Garg, observed: “The offences under which the accused has been convicted are serious and grave in nature. Such kinds of incidents are on the rise whereby rackets are being run and innocent people are being duped on the pretext of government jobs.”

A Karnal resident, who duped people by posing as the secretary of a judge and promising them jobs as clerks and peons at the Punjab and Haryana high court, has been awarded five-year jail by a local court in Panchkula. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 04, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Truckers’ stir: Chandigarh, Panchkula ration fuel as residents push panic button

The truckers called off their stir by evening and refueling was on at most filling stations after 11pm; As a precautionary measure, Chandigarh limited the sale of fuel to two litres (with maximum value of ₹200) for two-wheelers and five litres (maximum value of ₹500) for four-wheelers, per transaction, till further orders

Heavy rush at a petrol pump in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:56 AM IST

For delaying in filing rape FIR, 2 Panchkula cops suspended

In rape cases, there is provision of a zero FIR, which allows for the case to be registered at any police station, regardless of the location of the crime

The incident took place on December 28, when two sisters, aged 12 and 5, were forcibly bundled into an autorickshaw and taken to a jungle area near the petrol pump in Panchkula’s Industrial Area, Phase 1, where the elder sister was raped at knifepoint by the auto driver. (iStock)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Panchkula
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