Surender Sharma

Surender Sharma

Surender Sharma is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Punjab and Haryana high court.

Articles by Surender Sharma
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Rupnagar CJM to high court: ‘Illegal nakas collecting royalty from mining trucks’

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 04:01 PM IST
During hearing of a petition on illegal mining issue on February 19, the government had told court that there are no illegal check points/barriers near the mining sites in Rupnagar

HC raises concern over gangster violence in and around Chandigarh

PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 10:46 PM IST
Court made the observation while rejecting anticipatory bail plea of an accused in a firing incident outside GMCH-32 in January this year
The court reversed an order passed by a Mohali court(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The court reversed an order passed by a Mohali court(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bail granted does not come to an end due to delay in surety: HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 11:42 PM IST
The court found that the bail once granted, may be cancelled, but there is no time limit prescribed for furnishing of bail/surety
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HC sets aside bail security of 100 crore imposed by Faridabad court

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:20 PM IST
The high court bench of justice Arun Monga termed the condition “unjust and unfair” and observed that the condition of bail should not be such which defeats the very meaning of bail
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Judge cites ’70s Bollywood hit Bobby to express concern over failing love marriages

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Even during Covid-19 lockdown, the Punjab and Haryana high court took up 30 to 40 such petitions daily, while lawyers say that the number of such petitions goes beyond 100 on normal days
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Capt recommended addl director prosecution’s extension: Govt in HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:04 PM IST
The record of the controversy was perused by HC bench of justice Ritu Bahri during resumed hearing of a plea of Satnam Singh Kaler, a joint director with the prosecution department, who has challenged Singla’s extension
Maharaja Harinder Singh’s only surviving daughter Amrit Kaur.
Maharaja Harinder Singh’s only surviving daughter Amrit Kaur.

HT Explainer: Battle Royale for the riches

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday upheld a Chandigarh court’s order awarding majority share in 20,000-crore property of Maharaja Faridkot Harinder Singh Brar to his two daughters —Amrit Kaur and Deepinder Kaur.
One of the properties at stake is Rajmahal in Faridkot, which is spread over 14 acres.(HT FILE)
One of the properties at stake is Rajmahal in Faridkot, which is spread over 14 acres.(HT FILE)

HC verdict on Faridkot Royals’ property dispute: Daughters to get lion’s share in property

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 11:03 AM IST
20K-CR ASSETS’ DIVISION 37.5% each will go to two daughters and 25% to family of Maharaja’s brother Manjit Inder Singh
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Is NOC from CARA mandatory for adoption: Punjab and Haryana HC to Centre

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 10:17 PM IST
The response was sought on the plea from a two- year- old girl, adopted by an NRI couple
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No violation of fundamental rights in keeping religious places closed: Punjab, Haryana HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 11:28 PM IST
Dismisses PIL of Malerkotla resident against keeping religious places closed during lockdown; court says freedom to religion is subject to public order, morality and public health
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Detail plan on building low-rental houses for the poor: HC to Punjab, Haryana, UT

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 11:39 PM IST
Court also directs the three to provide details of budget sanctioned as part of Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package announced by the Centre
A medical worker takes a swab from a child during a Covid-19 testing drive.(HT Photo)
A medical worker takes a swab from a child during a Covid-19 testing drive.(HT Photo)

Chandigarh lags behind Panchkula, Mohali in Covid-19 testing

HIndustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma and Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 05:38 AM IST
Panchkula has only 18 cases but has tested 1,525 persons, highest in the tricity
A woman being screened at Faidan village in Chandigarh on Friday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
A woman being screened at Faidan village in Chandigarh on Friday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Spurt and slowdown, Chandigarh tricity area’s coronavirus tally saw it all

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 02:09 AM IST
Fresh cases climbed from 13 to 109 in one month since the lockdown
A delivery boy being screened before his entry in Sector 27-C in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
A delivery boy being screened before his entry in Sector 27-C in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Coronavirus outbreak: At 51%, Chandigarh’s recovery rate is more than double the national average

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Percentage of discharged patients also higher than both Mohali and Panchkula
Sukhna Lake lake was created by Le Corbusier in 1958. By 1988, 66% of the original water holding capacity of the lake was lost due to silting.(Sushil Prajapati/HT Photo)
Sukhna Lake lake was created by Le Corbusier in 1958. By 1988, 66% of the original water holding capacity of the lake was lost due to silting.(Sushil Prajapati/HT Photo)

Punjab, Haryana fined Rs 100 crore each by HC over damages to Sukhna Lake

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 04:02 AM IST
The order came in a 2009 suo motu petition initiated over the depleting water level in the lake.
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Counsel apprehends court in ‘bad mood’, HC judge adjourns hearing

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Misbranded insecticides: HC gives VB 3 months to complete probe into lapses in filing complaints

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2020 10:54 PM IST
During the hearing of the case, it came to light that there were 76 cases where the complaints were not filed during the stipulated period
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HC orders reinvestigation into 2014 Tarn Taran youth’s murder

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 07:41 AM IST
Raps IG Rao, trial court judge; probe marked to IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap, asked to give report within 5 months
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HC quashes 2016 seniority list of food supplies officers in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2019 11:17 PM IST
Gives govt a month to finalise a fresh seniority list of promote and directly recruited officers
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to pay a compensation of ₹20 lakh to the father of a painter, who was electrocuted in Nayagaon in 2017.(Photo pspcl.in)
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to pay a compensation of ₹20 lakh to the father of a painter, who was electrocuted in Nayagaon in 2017.(Photo pspcl.in)

High court awards Rs 20 lakh to kin of Chattisgarh man electrocuted in 2017

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 07:56 AM IST
The deceased, Sonu Yadav, 22, a Chhattisgarh native, was carrying out painting work on the roof of an under-construction house at Singha Devi Colony in Nayagaon, when he came in contact with a high-tension wire and died on the spot.
Vajinder Paul (left) and his lover, Renu Bains, were convicted by a trial court for murdering his wife, Pooja, in August 2014. The Punjab and Haryana high court had upheld the conviction in January 2019.
Vajinder Paul (left) and his lover, Renu Bains, were convicted by a trial court for murdering his wife, Pooja, in August 2014. The Punjab and Haryana high court had upheld the conviction in January 2019.

Supreme Court upholds life term to Chandigarh man who killed his wife

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2019 01:13 AM IST
Man, lover murdered his wife, Pooja, and burnt her body in July 2012; trial court had awarded life sentence to both
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Vehicular mishap in commercial place: Victim liable to get compensation, says HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2019 10:54 PM IST
In 2014, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) had awarded compensation of 28 lakh to the kin of the victim
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Mother’s legal right on kids can’t override their welfare, wishes: HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2019 12:41 AM IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court has ruled that even as a mother is the natural guardian of children and should be usually handed over the custody of daughters, her legal right can’t override her offspring’s welfare and wishes.
The court observed that before ordering dissolution of marriage, a court has to be satisfied that the conduct of one spouse was such that the other could not be expected to continue living with him/her.(Representational Image)
The court observed that before ordering dissolution of marriage, a court has to be satisfied that the conduct of one spouse was such that the other could not be expected to continue living with him/her.(Representational Image)

Spouse’s sporadic outburst, offensive language not cruelty in marriage: HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 10:03 AM IST
The high court bench dismissed a divorce petition by a Sirsa man, who got married in February 2008 and was in court challenging lower court’s order of dismissal of his divorce plea. The wife had left him in October 2008.  
Kavita, 17, and Gaurang, 15, were alone at their Sector 41 house when they were murdered in December 2011. Their distant uncle, Rahul, was arrested for the crime on January 18, 2012.
Kavita, 17, and Gaurang, 15, were alone at their Sector 41 house when they were murdered in December 2011. Their distant uncle, Rahul, was arrested for the crime on January 18, 2012.

High court acquits uncle of siblings’ double murder

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2019 01:10 AM IST
Allows appeal against life sentence awarded by a trial court in 2014
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Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Hospital Trust trying to delay lease cancellation proceedings: HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2019 12:20 AM IST
The trust got 5.3 acres of Panchayat land in Gururgram in 2010 on a lease for 33 years for setting up hospital
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