Tanbir Dhaliwal

Tanbir Dhaliwal

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

Articles by Tanbir Dhaliwal
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

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

1 lakh chickens die mysteriously in Panchkula’s Barwala poultry belt

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
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

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
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

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal and Munieshwer A Sagar
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
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

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
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%.
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

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
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

Panchkula to vote for new mayor, 20 councillors

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
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

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
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

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
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

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 11:30 PM IST
The administration warned political parties of action for flouting Covid protocols.
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

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
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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Sippy Sidhu Murder: CBI says no evidence found against judge’s daughter

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:32 AM IST
Flip Flop: Federal agency terms report final but wants to continue with probe; court asks how report could be treated as final if it wants to keep case open
BJP leaders and workers with the party’s mayoral candidate Kulbhushan Goyal (in red) in Panchkula on Saturday.(Sant Arora /HT)
BJP leaders and workers with the party’s mayoral candidate Kulbhushan Goyal (in red) in Panchkula on Saturday.(Sant Arora /HT)
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CBI court seeks directions from HC to resume graft trial against former DSP Raka Ghira

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:01 PM IST
CBI had arrested Ghira from her Sector-15 house for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in 2011. However, the case has been on stay since 2018.
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Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal surrenders in Chandigarh court in 2017 defamation case, gets bail

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Akhand Kirtani Jatha spokesperson Rajinder Pal Singh had moved the court, saying Sukhbir made defamatory remarks against him by associating him with terrorist outfit Babbar Khalsa International
The Panchkula MC was formed in March 2010 by merging the then municipal council with municipal committees of Kalka and Pinjore along with 42 villages.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Panchkula MC was formed in March 2010 by merging the then municipal council with municipal committees of Kalka and Pinjore along with 42 villages.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Panchkula MC elections on December 27

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:10 AM IST
The last MC polls were held in 2013 when Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia became the first mayor of Panchkula
A team probing deaths of cattle at two cow sheds in Panchkula has found high concentrations of hydrogen cyanide in the green fodder served to the animals.(HT PHOTO/For representational purposes)
A team probing deaths of cattle at two cow sheds in Panchkula has found high concentrations of hydrogen cyanide in the green fodder served to the animals.(HT PHOTO/For representational purposes)

Panchkula cow shelter deaths: Hydrogen cyanide found in fodder

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 12:49 AM IST
A report on the deaths was submitted on Thursday by an investigation team was set up by deputy commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja
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CBI wants trial to resume in three Chandigarh cases stayed by HC over six months ago

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 10:16 PM IST
All three cases involve officials accused of graft

Panchkula ACP among 16 cops injured as protesting villagers turn violent

UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Police team had gone to disperse locals blocking road to stop mining at Rattewali village

High fatality rate a concern as Panchkula fears second Covid wave in festive season

PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:30 PM IST
The district’s fatality rate stands at 1.59%, while the state average is 1.06% and the national is 1.49%
Women labourers being tested at a brick kiln in Chharnia village of Panchkula on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Women labourers being tested at a brick kiln in Chharnia village of Panchkula on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Testing labourers for Covid major challenge for Panchkula health dept

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 11:05 PM IST
People have a fear that they will be picked up from their houses if they tested positive
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Glitch in transfer permission software leaves property owners in Panchkula vexed

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Transfer permission software of Haryana Shaheri Vikas Pradhikaran does not accept documents specific to only a part of a property.
Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta at the Mata Mansa Devi Gaudham in Panchkula on Wednesday.(Sant Arora/HT)
Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta at the Mata Mansa Devi Gaudham in Panchkula on Wednesday.(Sant Arora/HT)

Inquiry into death of 70 cattle at pound in Haryana’s Panchkula

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Poisoning suspected as 30 critically ill cattle undergoing treatment; three-member committee to submit report soon

Panchkula records only 5 new cases, recovery rate reaches 96%

PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 10:44 PM IST
The district witnessed a surge last month, with the peak recorded on September 15, when 181 cases were reported
Stray cattle seen in Sector 11, Panchkula.(SANT ARORA/HT)
Stray cattle seen in Sector 11, Panchkula.(SANT ARORA/HT)

Irked Panchkula residents write to MC chief on stray cattle menace

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:31 PM IST
The civic body has already missed multiple deadlines to make good on its promise of turning the city cattle-free. In September 2018, the Haryana government had vowed to end the menace in all districts by January 26, 2019. However, a few days before the deadline, the authorities sought an extension.

September accounted for 65% Covid casualties in Chandigarh tricity

By Hillary Victor, Tanbir Dhaliwal and Amanjeet Singh Salyal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:32 AM IST
In comparison to 41 deaths in August, Chandigarh witnessed 106 deaths in September, though new cases started declining after a major surge in mid-September
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No long-term care home in Chandigarh for adults with mental health problems

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 12:43 AM IST
Elderly parents want adult sons and daughters to be cared for after their death, say administration sympathetic but not helpful
Tourist Rush at Tikkar taal in Morni.
Tourist Rush at Tikkar taal in Morni.

Vehicle movement restricted in Morni on weekends, holidays

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Step taken to prevent ‘obstruction, injury and annoyance’ to local residents due to regular traffic congestion there of late
Jaswinder Kaur.(HT File Photo)
Jaswinder Kaur.(HT File Photo)

Suspended Manimajra SHO Jaswinder Kaur gets bail after 53 days

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:42 PM IST
The CBI court observes Kaur, arrested for graft, deserves the concession of regular bail

Panchkula’s Covid death toll doubles in 10 days

PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 10:25 PM IST
This month, on an average, two people have succumbed daily, including two who died on Wednesday, taking the toll to 38
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