Tanbir Dhaliwal

Tanbir Dhaliwal

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

Articles by Tanbir Dhaliwal
The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on March 5. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on March 5. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SSC exam irregularities: Ex-deputy regional director convicted in Chandigarh

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:27 AM IST
Seven of 16 candidates sitting in the same room had topped the examinations held in Chandigarh in 2012
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The bank was supposed to pay up <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>32,000 for deficiency in service. (Representational photo)
The bank was supposed to pay up 32,000 for deficiency in service. (Representational photo)

Panchkula court issues attachment warrant to SBI branch

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:18 AM IST
Branch failed to comply with a court order to pay compensation to a plaintiff in a cheque dishonour case
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A fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 was also imposed on him. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A fine of 50,000 was also imposed on him. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Former EPFO official gets 4-year jail for graft in Chandigarh

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:34 AM IST
CBI had arrested Manmohan Gilhotra in April 2015 for accepting 15,000 as bribe from a private firm based in Baltana, Zirakpur
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The special court of Central Bureau of Investigation stated that financial fraud is as grave as a murder or rape. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The special court of Central Bureau of Investigation stated that financial fraud is as grave as a murder or rape. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Banker, bizman get 4-yr jail in loan fraud case in Chandigarh

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 12:26 AM IST
Stating that financial fraud is as grave as a murder or rape, the special court of Central Bureau of Investigation, Chandigarh, on Monday awarded four-year jail to a former bank official and a businessman in a 3
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Kin of Ambala man killed in crash get 51-lakh relief

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:02 PM IST
The family of an Ambala man, who died in an accident in December 2018, has been awarded 51
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Bird flu: Highly infectious H5N1 virus found in samples sent from Panchkula
Bird flu: Highly infectious H5N1 virus found in samples sent from Panchkula

Bird flu: Highly infectious H5N1 virus found in samples sent from Panchkula

By Tanbir Dhaliwal and Gagandeep Jassowal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:40 AM IST
The National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal, has confirmed presence of the highly infectious H5N1 influenza virus in four samples collected from farms in Panchkula’s Barwala-Raipur Rani poultry belt
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CBI files graft challan against former woman SHO in Chandigarh

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:35 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against former Manimajra station house officer Jaswinder Kaur and four others in a bribery case that dates back to June 2020
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42% beneficiaries have skipped Covid vaccine shot in Chandigarh tricity area
42% beneficiaries have skipped Covid vaccine shot in Chandigarh tricity area

42% beneficiaries have skipped Covid vaccine shot in Chandigarh tricity area

By Hillary Victor, Tanbir Dhaliwal and Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:31 PM IST
Mohali district lags behind at 43%, while Panchkula and Chandigarh have recorded 63% and 61% target achievement, respectively
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Avian flu: 81,000 birds culled at three farms in Panchkula
Avian flu: 81,000 birds culled at three farms in Panchkula

Avian flu: 81,000 birds culled at three farms in Panchkula

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:53 PM IST
While a regional lab had confirmed flu in samples sent from four more farms, the administration is still awaiting confirmatory reports from the national lab in Bhopal
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Saroj Bala, 40, has been working as a sanitation worker for 20 years. (Sant Arora /HT)
Saroj Bala, 40, has been working as a sanitation worker for 20 years. (Sant Arora /HT)

40-year-old sanitation worker first to get vaccine jab in Haryana

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:10 AM IST
Saroj Bala, 40, who has been working as a sanitation worker for 20 years was the first to get the vaccine jab in Haryana at the Government Dispensary, Sector-4, Panchkula, said Rajeev Arora, additional chief secretary (ACS), health and family welfare
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Saroj Bala, 40, a sanitation worker, was the first to get the shot in the district as well as the state. (Sant Arora/HT)
Saroj Bala, 40, a sanitation worker, was the first to get the shot in the district as well as the state. (Sant Arora/HT)

266 get Covid vaccine shots in Haryana’s Panchkula district on Day 1

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:12 PM IST
As many as 266 health and frontline workers got their shot of Covid-19 vaccine in Panchkula, as the nationwide drive kicked off on Saturday
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Poultry farmers say it was way back in 2013 when one bird costed them <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>90, but now raising a single bird entailed an expense of up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500. (Sant Arora/HT)
Poultry farmers say it was way back in 2013 when one bird costed them 90, but now raising a single bird entailed an expense of up to 500. (Sant Arora/HT)

Bird flu in Barwala:Just 90 per culled bird will drive us to bankruptcy, says poultry farmers

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:52 PM IST
Reeling under loans to tune of 500 crore, industry says only a minimum relief of 450 will to help save farms from extinction.
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Bird flu found at four more poultry farms in Panchkula: Lab director
Bird flu found at four more poultry farms in Panchkula: Lab director

Bird flu found at four more poultry farms in Panchkula: Lab director

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 10:50 PM IST
Culling operations going on at a snail’s pace as only 13,000 birds disposed of at two farms in two days
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A worker preparing a burial site ahead of the culling of around 1.66 lakh poultry birds in Barwala belt. (Sant Arora/HT)
A worker preparing a burial site ahead of the culling of around 1.66 lakh poultry birds in Barwala belt. (Sant Arora/HT)

Delays marked Panchkula administration’s response to bird flu scare

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 12:09 AM IST
Even as reports from the Bhopal lab came positive on Thursday night, the administration failed to impose restrictions in the affected areas immediately
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The central team reviewing arrangements at the Community Health Centre at Raipur Rani in Panchkula district on Friday.(HT Photo)
The central team reviewing arrangements at the Community Health Centre at Raipur Rani in Panchkula district on Friday.(HT Photo)

Death of over 4 lakh poultry birds in Panchkula’s Barwala belt due to avian influenza

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Bhopal lab confirms samples sent from Asia’s second largest poultry belt have tested positive for avian influenza; action plan for culling being discussed.
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As many as 4.37 poultry birds have died in Barwala belt in Panchkula over the past 26 days.(Sant Arora/HT)
As many as 4.37 poultry birds have died in Barwala belt in Panchkula over the past 26 days.(Sant Arora/HT)

7,000 more poultry birds die at Haryana’s Barwala; central team pulls up Panchkula admn

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:08 AM IST
Uncertainty remains with results of previous samples still pending
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A poultry farm being sanitised in Barwala, Panchkula, on Wednesday. The poultry belt here is considered second largest in Asia, producing 1 crore eggs daily at around 110 farms.(Sant Arora/HT)
A poultry farm being sanitised in Barwala, Panchkula, on Wednesday. The poultry belt here is considered second largest in Asia, producing 1 crore eggs daily at around 110 farms.(Sant Arora/HT)

Amid uncertainty over bird flu, Centre rushes rapid response team to Haryana’s Barwala

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:20 AM IST
Report of cause of mass bird deaths delayed due to poor samples, team from Jalandhar collects fresh ones, results expected on Friday.
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Fresh samples taken from Barwala poultry farms amid bird flu fears in Panchkula

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:40 PM IST
The cause of unusual deaths of 4 lakh poultry birds in Panchkula’s Barwala-Raipur Rani belt remains a mystery
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An animal husbandry department official collecting blood samples from poultry birds at a farm in Barwala in Panchkula district, where over 1 lakh birds have perished since last month.(Sant Arora/HT)
An animal husbandry department official collecting blood samples from poultry birds at a farm in Barwala in Panchkula district, where over 1 lakh birds have perished since last month.(Sant Arora/HT)

Panchkula poultry samples inconclusive, Jalandhar lab sends team to Barwala for bird flu retest

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Over 1 lakh birds in the poultry hub of Haryana’s Panchkula district have died since December
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The animal husbandry department had earlier sent 80 blood samples of poultry and five carcasses to a laboratory to know the cause of mass deaths. The report is awaited.
The animal husbandry department had earlier sent 80 blood samples of poultry and five carcasses to a laboratory to know the cause of mass deaths. The report is awaited.

Panchkula admn takes samples of 30 poultry workers to test for bird flu

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:08 AM IST
Barwala-Raipur Rani belt has witnessed the death of over one lakh chickens in at least 10 farms in the past few days
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1 lakh chickens die mysteriously in Panchkula’s Barwala poultry belt

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:46 PM IST
Poultry farmers’ body tries to play it down, authorities collect samples to know reason behind this high mortality
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A dry run for the Covid vaccination drive in progress at a dispensary in Panchkula on Saturday.(Sant Arora/HT)
A dry run for the Covid vaccination drive in progress at a dispensary in Panchkula on Saturday.(Sant Arora/HT)

Covid fatalities remain a concern in Panchkula district

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:25 PM IST
Even as Panchkula district recorded 20% drop in Covid-19 cases in December as compared to November, fatalities went up 15% in the same period
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Panchkula’s new mayor Kulbhushan Goyal (centre) flanked by Haryana Speaker and city MLA Gian Chand Gupta (left) and Haryana Congress leader Capt Abhimanyu celebrating the victory on Wednesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Panchkula’s new mayor Kulbhushan Goyal (centre) flanked by Haryana Speaker and city MLA Gian Chand Gupta (left) and Haryana Congress leader Capt Abhimanyu celebrating the victory on Wednesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

BJP’s Kulbhushan Goyal is Panchkula mayor

By Tanbir Dhaliwal and Munieshwer A Sagar | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:34 AM IST
Party along with ally JJP also wins majority in 20-member MC House with 11 seats
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An official scanning the temperature of voters outside Government Model Primary School at Sector-16 in Panchkula on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
An official scanning the temperature of voters outside Government Model Primary School at Sector-16 in Panchkula on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Panchkula records 54% turnout, polling peaceful Panchkula

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:13 AM IST
The maximum voting was recorded in ward number 20 (84.9%), which covers mostly villages, while the lowest voting was in ward number 2 (urban sectors) which saw a turnout of 38.9%.
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Women queue up at a polling booth at the Government Model Primary School in Sector-12-A, Panchkula, on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Women queue up at a polling booth at the Government Model Primary School in Sector-12-A, Panchkula, on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Panchkula MC polls: Safety key issue for women

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 12:49 AM IST
Say they hope MC authorities will ensure streetlights work, parks are well lit and security arrangements are made to enable them to venture out at night
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Panchkula to vote for new mayor, 20 councillors

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:18 PM IST
Set up in 2010, the MC witnessed its first election in 2013, when the Congress won the mayor’s post and majority in the House with 12 seats
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Congress mayoral candidate Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia campaigning in Panchkula.
Congress mayoral candidate Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia campaigning in Panchkula.

Campaigning ends for MC elections in Panchkula

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 10:58 PM IST
Though there are six candidates fighting for the mayoral post, the contest is mainly two-cornered — between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party
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Safety measures are being put in place to prevent transmission of Covid-19 during the Panchkula municipal corporation polls, election commission officials have said.(HT Photo/For representation)
Safety measures are being put in place to prevent transmission of Covid-19 during the Panchkula municipal corporation polls, election commission officials have said.(HT Photo/For representation)

PPE kits, mandatory Covid test reports: Safety steps in place for Panchkula MC polls

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:56 AM IST
Every polling booth will have a thermal scanner. No one, including the staff, will be allowed to enter without getting their temperature checked, says state election commissioner Dalip Singh
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MC polls: Panchkula admn issues guidelines after campaigners give Covid norms the go-by

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 11:30 PM IST
The administration warned political parties of action for flouting Covid protocols.
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Congress mayoral candidate Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia at an election meeting at Bhanu village in ward no 19 in Panchkula on Saturday.(SANT ARORA/HT)
Congress mayoral candidate Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia at an election meeting at Bhanu village in ward no 19 in Panchkula on Saturday.(SANT ARORA/HT)

Panchkula MC elections: Candidates reach out via small gatherings, social media amid pandemic

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 01:18 AM IST
The mayoral candidates of the two main parties have hired separate PR persons who share their daily programme on hundreds of WhatsApp groups, Facebook accounts
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