Tanbir Dhaliwal

Tanbir Dhaliwal is a correspondent at Chandigarh. She covers health and business.

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Selling substandard water purifier costs company 6,000

Kent RO Systems Limited, its retailer and service company also told to refund 14,300, the cost of the faulty water purifier
Consumer commission also directed Kent RO Systems Ltd, its retailer and service company to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,000 as litigation costs to the complainant. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Consumer commission also directed Kent RO Systems Ltd, its retailer and service company to pay 3,000 as litigation costs to the complainant. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:14 AM IST
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IAF helicopters help bring Kasauli forest fire under control

Firefighters from Solan and Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh struggle to douse blaze as tourist town gets engulfed in smoke with dry pine needles catching fire and windy conditions accelerating the spread
The tourist town of Kasauli in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh was engulfed in a plume of thick smoke billowing from the forest throughout Sunday as dry pine needles caught fire. (HT Photo)
The tourist town of Kasauli in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh was engulfed in a plume of thick smoke billowing from the forest throughout Sunday as dry pine needles caught fire. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2022 12:34 PM IST
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ByGaurav Bisht and Tanbir Dhaliwal

Chandigarh | 32-year-old jailed for seven years for possessing 50 gm heroin

In addition to the jail sentence, the court also imposed a fine of 1 lakh on the Chandigarh resident, who caught with heroin in Sector 20 in 2020
A 32-year-old man, who was caught with 50 gm heroin in Chandigarh in 2020, has been awarded seven-year rigorous imprisonment. (HT File)
A 32-year-old man, who was caught with 50 gm heroin in Chandigarh in 2020, has been awarded seven-year rigorous imprisonment. (HT File)
Published on May 15, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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Waste collection by pvt company in Panchkula: 3 garbage collectors held for assaulting firm’s staffers

Ever since the Panchkula municipal corporation awarded the tender for door-to-door collection of segregated waste to Puja Consultation Company on April 15, three garbage collectors who lost their livelihoods as a result of the firm’s appointment have been arrested for threatening and assaulting employees of the firm
Two men were arrested on Thursday for assaulting helpers and drivers of the firm while they were entering Sector 9, Panchkula, to collect waste on Tuesday. (Representative image)
Two men were arrested on Thursday for assaulting helpers and drivers of the firm while they were entering Sector 9, Panchkula, to collect waste on Tuesday. (Representative image)
Published on May 13, 2022 12:55 AM IST
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Panchkula businessman left disabled by accident gets 56-lakh relief

The petitioner, Nikhil Khurana, a resident of Sector 15, Panchkula, was left disabled after a car, driven by Ambrish Tyagi from Zirakpur, hit his vehicle at the Hallomajra light point in Chandigarh in June 2018.
Allowing the Panchkula businessman’s claim petition, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal awarded a compensation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>56.42 lakh to him. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Allowing the Panchkula businessman’s claim petition, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal awarded a compensation of 56.42 lakh to him. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 12, 2022 02:35 AM IST
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Panchkula MC’s tardy sterilisation drive struggles to reel in stray dogs

Proper management of stray dogs was a prominent promise made by candidates contesting the Panchkula municipal corporation elections, but the sterilisation drive has not been up to mark
Panckula MC’s sterilisation has been unable to keep pace with the rising population of stray dogs. (HT Photo)
Panckula MC’s sterilisation has been unable to keep pace with the rising population of stray dogs. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2022 11:25 AM IST
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For Panchkula residents, new garbage collection system no short of dumpster fire

Lack of helpers with garbage collection vehicles, inaudible loudspeakers and absence of proper schedule emerge as major issues in Panchkula’s new garbage collection system
Panchkula residents have flagged several flaws in the new garbage collection system. (HT File)
Panchkula residents have flagged several flaws in the new garbage collection system. (HT File)
Published on May 05, 2022 12:06 AM IST
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Panchkula garbage collectors fear for livelihood amid move to private firm

Nearly 300 garbage collectors are tipped to be hired by the private firm after the Panchkula MC’s move, but several others fear being forced out of work
Door-to-door garbage collectors staging a sit-in against the Panchkula MC’s office. (Sant Arora /HT)
Door-to-door garbage collectors staging a sit-in against the Panchkula MC’s office. (Sant Arora /HT)
Updated on May 03, 2022 02:29 AM IST
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MACT awards 20.81 lakh compensation to family of man killed in road accident

The victim’s widow Rita, his three children and elderly mother had filed the petition for compensation before the MACT after his death in the road accident.
MACT awards <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20.81 lakh compensation to family of man killed in road accident (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
MACT awards 20.81 lakh compensation to family of man killed in road accident (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 01, 2022 03:07 AM IST
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Panchkula police on sticky wicket for registering case against Khemka without prior approval

Entangled in a fight between two Haryana IAS officers, the Panchkula police seem to have overlooked the legal requirement and court judgements mandating prior approval of the state government before registration of a first information report (FIR) under the provision of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act against additional chief secretary rank officer Ashok Khemka and some retired officials
Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka (PTI)
Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka (PTI)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 12:27 AM IST
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Online fraud | Panchkula woman taken for ride on pretext of Char Dham chopper services

Complainant Seema Gupta, an entrepreneur by profession in Panchkula, said she came across a website “chardhamhelicopterservice.com” through a simple Google search and submitted her contact details there
The accused contacted the Panchkula woman after she keyed in her details on a website on pretext of providing Char Dham chopper services. (Illustration: Biswajit Debnath/HT)
The accused contacted the Panchkula woman after she keyed in her details on a website on pretext of providing Char Dham chopper services. (Illustration: Biswajit Debnath/HT)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 02:25 AM IST
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Haryana IAS officers slug it out in public, both booked by police

Home minister Anil Vij steps in, shows up at DCP office to back Ashok Khemka and get an FIR registered
IAS officers Ashok Khemka and (right) Sanjeev Verma (HT File)
IAS officers Ashok Khemka and (right) Sanjeev Verma (HT File)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 12:38 AM IST
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Reviving beat boxes, drugs top priorities, says new Panchkula commissioner of police

Describing the beat box system as the basic bedrock of policing, the new Panchkula commissioner of police Hanif Qureshi said he will certainly work on reviving it,
Newly-appointed commissioner of police Hanif Qureshi addressing the media. (Sant Arora /HT)
Newly-appointed commissioner of police Hanif Qureshi addressing the media. (Sant Arora /HT)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 01:13 AM IST
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Water woes trouble Panchkula residents, officials deny shortage

Despite Panchkula residents’ complaints, officials maintain city’s daily demand of 110 MGD is being met by Kajauli Waterworks, Kaushalya Dam & underground sources
Panchkula residents’ water woes have worsened in recent days owing to alleged paucity and power cuts. (iStockphoto)
Panchkula residents’ water woes have worsened in recent days owing to alleged paucity and power cuts. (iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 12:59 AM IST
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First patient to survive heart transplant at PGIMER joins as hospital attendant

Mohit, who joined as a hospital attendant at the biomedical hub, was the second person to get a heart transplant at PGIMER and the first to survive it
PGIMER continues to provide its first heart transplant patient to survive with medication and now has also offered him a well-paying job on contractual basis. (HT Photo)
PGIMER continues to provide its first heart transplant patient to survive with medication and now has also offered him a well-paying job on contractual basis. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 12:54 AM IST
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Only hospital in Panchkula offering booster shot left with three-day stock

Even this hospital is offering only Covishield vaccine, leaving those eligible for the Covaxin booster shot in the lurch
The hospital will receive more stock only after an audit by SII on April 25. (AP File Photo)
The hospital will receive more stock only after an audit by SII on April 25. (AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 02:53 AM IST
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Midnight assault on Panchkula based hotelier

The complainant further said that a girl and two boys, who appeared to be drunk, were also present in the attacker’s car
A case Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), 341 (wrongful restraint), 379 (theft) and 427 (mischief causing damage to amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Sector 20 police station in Panchkula (Getty Images)
A case Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), 341 (wrongful restraint), 379 (theft) and 427 (mischief causing damage to amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Sector 20 police station in Panchkula (Getty Images)
Published on Apr 17, 2022 02:35 AM IST
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Chandigarh | Charging twice for same ticket costs Northern Railways dear

Commission, in the case of Northern Railways charging a Chandigarh resident twice for the same ticket, noted while authorities rightly recovered penalty, the amount charged initially was also in their possession
Consumer disputes redressal commission penalised Northern Railways for charging a Chandigarh resident twice for the same ticket. (iStockphoto)
Consumer disputes redressal commission penalised Northern Railways for charging a Chandigarh resident twice for the same ticket. (iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 16, 2022 12:39 AM IST
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Panchkula’s Pet Animal Medical Centre crippled by staff shortage

Only two of the eight sanctioned veterinarians attending the out-patient department at Panchkula’s Pet Animal Medical Centre; staff shortages has also affected support staff
The Pet Animal Medical Centre in Panchkula is equipped to treat 150 animals per day, but the daily OPD has only two regular vets, due to which long queues are witnessed through the day. (Sant Arora/HT)
The Pet Animal Medical Centre in Panchkula is equipped to treat 150 animals per day, but the daily OPD has only two regular vets, due to which long queues are witnessed through the day. (Sant Arora/HT)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 12:44 AM IST
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Panchkula Bhavan Vidyalaya gets notice for fee hike

Sector-15 based school told to explain the fee hike in the last session in a notice by the Haryana elementary education department
Parents alleged that they received phone calls from Bhavan Vidyalaya on Monday, asking them to take their children back and not send them to school till the fees was paid. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Parents alleged that they received phone calls from Bhavan Vidyalaya on Monday, asking them to take their children back and not send them to school till the fees was paid. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 03:26 AM IST
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Two Ferozepur men get 10-year jail for carrying 304 gm heroin

The special court of judge Jagdeep Sood also imposed a fine of 1.15 lakh on Saraj and 1 lakh on the rwo Ferozepur men who were carrying 304 gm heroin in 2021
A Chandigarh court has sentenced two Ferozepur residents to 10 years in jail for possessing heroin. (iStockphoto)
A Chandigarh court has sentenced two Ferozepur residents to 10 years in jail for possessing heroin. (iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 05, 2022 01:20 AM IST
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Chandigarh | Marriage bureau penalised for only lining up ‘unsuitable matches’

In September 2017, complainants availed services of a marriage bureau in Chandigarh and paid 50,000; as per service agreement, the complainants were to be shown 21 suitable profiles within nine months, but complainants alleged that bureau only lined up unsuitable matches
Chandigarh marriage bureau directed to refund <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>45,000, pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7,000 for causing mental agony and harassment, and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,000 as litigation cost for only presenting unsuitable matches. (Representative Image/HT File)
Chandigarh marriage bureau directed to refund 45,000, pay 7,000 for causing mental agony and harassment, and 5,000 as litigation cost for only presenting unsuitable matches. (Representative Image/HT File)
Updated on Apr 03, 2022 01:42 AM IST
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Panchkula couple duped of 96,000 by Gurugram-based travel agency

The complainant, Nilay Saini, a hotelier from Sector 16, Panchkula, filed a case against the Gurugram-based company that failed to honour a five-year travel package
Police booked the directors of a Gurugram-based travel agency for dypinf a Panchkula couple duped of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>96,000. (HT File)
Police booked the directors of a Gurugram-based travel agency for dypinf a Panchkula couple duped of 96,000. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 01, 2022 02:13 AM IST
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34-year-old Chandigarh man gets 10-year RI for carrying restricted injections

The Chandigarh district court also imposed a fine of 1 lakh on Vikram, who was convicted under Section 22 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act
While he sought leniency, the Chandigarh court observed that the nature of offence and recovery of commercial quantity of contraband from the conscious possession of the convict did not leave any reason to treat him with leniency. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
While he sought leniency, the Chandigarh court observed that the nature of offence and recovery of commercial quantity of contraband from the conscious possession of the convict did not leave any reason to treat him with leniency. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 31, 2022 03:40 AM IST
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Pay contractual female employees maternity benefit for 182 days, CAT directs Chandigarh admn

Quashes Chandigarh admn’s 2013 notification allowing only 84 days of maternity leave, while terming it a violation of the Maternity Benefit Act
The Maternity Benefit Act allows paid maternity leave up to 182 days. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Maternity Benefit Act allows paid maternity leave up to 182 days. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 29, 2022 03:04 AM IST
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JE assaulted at MC office: Murder bid charges slapped on Panchkula councillor

Panchkula ward number 6 councillor Pankaj Valmiki sent to Ambala jail in judicial custody after being booked for the non-bailable offence
Congress councillor Pankaj Valmiki, along with his accomplices, had allegedly beaten up junior engineer Rahul Saini at the Panchkula MC office on Friday. (HT Photo)
Congress councillor Pankaj Valmiki, along with his accomplices, had allegedly beaten up junior engineer Rahul Saini at the Panchkula MC office on Friday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2022 02:38 AM IST
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Day after Punjab government’s proposal, architects say edict of Chandigarh doesn’t allow statues

Architects cited Le Corbusier’s Edict of Chandigarh and UT’s autonomy to voice disagreement with with Punjab government’s proposal to install statues in Vidhan Sabha at the capital complex
City-based architects cited the Edict of Chandigarh to oppose installation of statues at capital complex. (HT File)
City-based architects cited the Edict of Chandigarh to oppose installation of statues at capital complex. (HT File)
Published on Mar 24, 2022 01:59 AM IST
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Panchkula dog kennel in appalling state, city’s strays being sterilised in Chandigarh

The Panchkula MC’s tall claims of sterilising stray dogs at the kennel in Sukhdarshanpur village notwithstanding, strays are being taken to Chandigarh for sterilisation
Despite Panchkula MC’s claims of infrastructure improvement, the dog kennel is in a deplorable state. (Sant Arora/HT)
Despite Panchkula MC’s claims of infrastructure improvement, the dog kennel is in a deplorable state. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Mar 22, 2022 01:11 AM IST
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Potable water remains a pipe dream for residents of Panchkula’s Chauki village

Residents of Chauki village near Panchkula have been forced to drink contaminated water for a long time now, resulting in health concerns including skin rashes and mouth ulcers
Residents of the Chauki village near Panchkula continue to await the setting up of a tube well to ensure supply of potable water. (Sant Arora/HT)
Residents of the Chauki village near Panchkula continue to await the setting up of a tube well to ensure supply of potable water. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Mar 22, 2022 08:51 AM IST
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Panchkula residents will not bear land enhancement cost, announces Haryana CM

The Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran had last year asked several housing societies in Panchkula’s Sectors 23 to 28 to pay land enhancement cost, 20 years after the land that these were built on was initially acquired in 1992
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also said an inquiry will be marked into the matter. (HT Photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also said an inquiry will be marked into the matter. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2022 02:52 AM IST
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