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8 scribes in Valley received threat from terrorists online: Govt

Published on Dec 08, 2022 06:09 AM IST

Eight journalists working in Kashmir have received threat from terrorists online and four of them have reportedly resigned from their jobs, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in the Rajya Sabha

Rai said a case has been registered at the Shergari police station in Srinagar in this regard (Representational HT File)
Rai said a case has been registered at the Shergari police station in Srinagar in this regard (Representational HT File)

Gunmen hold businessman’s family hostage in posh Jammu locality, rob 11 lakh

Around 11 masked gunmen held the family of a prominent businessman hostage in the posh Gandhi Nagar locality and decamped with ₹11 lakh

Soon after, several police officers, including Jammu senior superintendent of police Chandan Kohli rushed to the spot (Representational Image/HT File)
Soon after, several police officers, including Jammu senior superintendent of police Chandan Kohli rushed to the spot (Representational Image/HT File)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 06:00 AM IST

‘Anti-party’ activities: Day before counting, Cong expels 30 office bearers

The Congress had fielded state organising secretary Rajneesh Kimta from the Chopal assembly segment, replacing former two-term MLA Subhash Manglet, which led to a revolt

A day before counting of votes for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the Congress on Wednesday expelled 30 office bearers of the Shimla district committee and Chopal block committee for “anti-party activities. (Representational Image/HT File)
A day before counting of votes for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the Congress on Wednesday expelled 30 office bearers of the Shimla district committee and Chopal block committee for “anti-party activities. (Representational Image/HT File)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 05:49 AM IST

HP assembly polls: Ahead of counting, Cong , BJP wait for result with baited breath

Both the BJP and Congress are fancying their chances of forming the government in the hill state with Congress’ state party chief Pratibha Singh and chief minister Jai Ram Thakur exuding confidence in their respective parties victories.

Both the BJP and Congress are fancying their chances of forming the government in the hill state with Congress’ state party chief Pratibha Singh and chief minister Jai Ram Thakur exuding confidence in their respective parties victories. (Representational Image/HT File)
Both the BJP and Congress are fancying their chances of forming the government in the hill state with Congress’ state party chief Pratibha Singh and chief minister Jai Ram Thakur exuding confidence in their respective parties victories. (Representational Image/HT File)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 05:43 AM IST

On the run for 20 years, rape accused arrested from Yamunanagar

The accused had raped and impregnated his 16-year-old cousin in Chandigarh in September 2002 after kidnapping her from Delhi

The accused, who is now 44 years old, had been shifting from one city to another to avoid being caught. (HT)
The accused, who is now 44 years old, had been shifting from one city to another to avoid being caught. (HT)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 02:56 AM IST

Matrimonial dispute: HC’s no to wife’s plea to transfer case as 3 kids are with husband

Woman had requested transfer of case from Yamunanagar to Mohali, as she was an orphan and had to travel 190 km alone for every court hearing

“The age of the children is very crucial as much as their studies and career are concerned,” the court said, while dismissing the woman’s plea. (iStock)
“The age of the children is very crucial as much as their studies and career are concerned,” the court said, while dismissing the woman’s plea. (iStock)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 02:55 AM IST

Snow forecast for Himachal but no rain likely in Chandigarh

As per IMD officials, while the middle and top parts of Himachal Pradesh are likely to be affected, the low hills and plains will remain dry, as the Western Disturbance isn’t strong enough

BABY’S DAY OUT: A toddler bundled up in woollens for a stroll outside in Mohali on Wednesday. The day temperature dipped from 24.8°C on Tuesday to 23.8°C on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
BABY’S DAY OUT: A toddler bundled up in woollens for a stroll outside in Mohali on Wednesday. The day temperature dipped from 24.8°C on Tuesday to 23.8°C on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 02:55 AM IST

From tree collapse ground zero to park in memory of Carmel’s lost student Heerakshi

Readied over the past five months, the park, built in the memory of 16-year-old Heerakshi, the Class-10 student who was killed in the tree collapse on July 8, was opened at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, on Wednesday

The park has been christened Oxygen Park for its multiple air-purifying plants. (HT Photo)
The park has been christened Oxygen Park for its multiple air-purifying plants. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 02:55 AM IST

Fruit seller-turned-drug peddler caught with 2kg heroin in Chandigarh

41-year-old was on Chandigarh Police’s radar for past six months; is facing at least 15 cases of burglary, dacoity and drug peddling

Chandigarh SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal addressing the media after the arrest of drug smuggler Amit Sharma (masked) at the Police Headquarters in Sector 9 on Wednesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Chandigarh SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal addressing the media after the arrest of drug smuggler Amit Sharma (masked) at the Police Headquarters in Sector 9 on Wednesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 03:08 AM IST

Homeless youth held for sexually assaulting minor girl in Chandigarh

Police said the families of both the accused and the child lived on the footpath at the Sector 19 market in Chandigarh; the accused was arrested after being caught in the act by an eyewitness

A case under Section 8 (sexual assault of a minor) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered at the Sector-19 police station in Chandigarh. (HT)
A case under Section 8 (sexual assault of a minor) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered at the Sector-19 police station in Chandigarh. (HT)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 02:55 AM IST

BJP trying to influence our councillors, claims Sisodia

‘BJP’s game has begun. Our newly elected councillors have started receiving phone calls. None of our councillors will be sold. We have told all our councillors that if they get a phone call or if someone comes to meet them, they should record those calls and meetings,’ said the Delhi deputy chief minister

Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi along with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh at AAP Headquarters, on DDU Marg in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi along with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh at AAP Headquarters, on DDU Marg in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 02:15 AM IST

Conduct special immunisation drive for pregnant women, children: UP Dy CM

According to the data, in the year 2019-20 the complete immunisation coverage for children in Uttar Pradesh was 93.51 percent while in 2020-21, the immunisation coverage was 83.60 percent and in 2021-22 (till March) the coverage was 85.6 percent.

Conduct special immunisation drive for pregnant women, children: Dy CM (file)
Conduct special immunisation drive for pregnant women, children: Dy CM (file)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 02:10 AM IST

More than 57,000 opt for NOTA in MCD polls

Of the 7,335,825 votes polled, 0.78% were for NOTA. The overall votes polled for NOTA this year were higher than what several political parties, which did not contest on all wards, secured

A view inside the office of Delhi Congress after the results of the MCD elections at DDU Marg in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A view inside the office of Delhi Congress after the results of the MCD elections at DDU Marg in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 02:09 AM IST

Better policing: Prayagraj police commissionerate divided into three zones, 14 circles

The zones will be headed by DCPs, while circles will be under ACPs. Three zones will be city, Yamuna Nagar and Ganga Nagar.

Prayagraj police commissionerate divided into three zones, 14 circles (Pic for representation)
Prayagraj police commissionerate divided into three zones, 14 circles (Pic for representation)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 02:04 AM IST

After MCD polls, focus now on election of Delhi mayor, formation of standing committee

The winning party does not get to automatically appoint the key functionaries of the civic body and every key position and even the committees are filled by a series of subsequent internal elections where, importantly, the anti-defection laws do not apply

Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses party workers after AAP crossed the majority mark in the MCD polls, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses party workers after AAP crossed the majority mark in the MCD polls, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 02:02 AM IST

Victory margins show 2022 MCD polls more closely fought

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), that won on Wednesday, has a seat share of 54%, lower than the 66% seat share for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won the elections in 2017

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia after the MCD poll in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia after the MCD poll in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:59 AM IST

Highlights of the MCD elections

The BJP’s Ram Dev Sharma, the richest candidate to have contested the MCD polls, lost to AAP’s Mohd Sadiq by 11,626 votes in Ballimaran

A view of the deserted Delhi BJP office after the MCD poll results, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
A view of the deserted Delhi BJP office after the MCD poll results, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 01:50 AM IST

Cash-at-judge’s door: Examination of defence witnesses concludes

The special CBI court has now closed the examination of defence witnesses in the case registered against Justice Nirmal Yadav (retired) of the Punjab and Haryana high court, who is facing trial for corruption in the infamous cash-at-judge’s door case

It has now advanced into the arguments phase, as the court plans to wind up the case within this month, as it is now under the 10-year old category.
It has now advanced into the arguments phase, as the court plans to wind up the case within this month, as it is now under the 10-year old category.
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 02:44 AM IST

Chandigarh: Rohit Seth re-elected as CAT Bar Association president

Rohit Seth was re-elected as the president of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Bar Association at a meeting of the general house of the body held on Wednesday

Rohit Seth
Rohit Seth
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:34 AM IST

MCD Election 2022: More than 57,000 votes for NOTA

Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 50.48 per cent in the elections held on Sunday, results of which were declared on Wednesday.

More than 57,000 votes were polled in the NOTA category in municipal polls in Delhi.
More than 57,000 votes were polled in the NOTA category in municipal polls in Delhi.
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:32 AM IST

Chandigarh: Drug awareness campaigns to be held at educational institutes

The recent arrest of an MBA student for allegedly supplying drugs to Panjab University and college students was one of the main topics of discussion at the second district-level Narco Coordination Centre (NCORD) meeting in Chandigarh held on Wednesday

It was decided during the meeting that drug awareness campaigns will be organised at university, college and school levels in Chandigarh. (Representative image)
It was decided during the meeting that drug awareness campaigns will be organised at university, college and school levels in Chandigarh. (Representative image)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:27 AM IST

Bobi, Delhi’s 1st transgender corporator, wins Sultanpuri

Bobi, who won on an AAP ticket, has also been associated with the Delhi unit of an NGO, Hindu Yuva Samaj Ekta Awam Anti-Terrorism Committee, which helps the elderly, women and widows in Sultanpuri with ration and monetary needs, for the last 15 years

AAP leader Bobi (right) flashes a victory sign after winning from the Sultanpuri-A ward of MCD in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
AAP leader Bobi (right) flashes a victory sign after winning from the Sultanpuri-A ward of MCD in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:26 AM IST

Panjab University to recruit 54 teachers through online portal

Panjab University (PU) has established an online portal through which recruitment of 54 teachers will be conducted, a senior varsity official said

The additional posts were also included in the annual budget of the university, which was approved by PU syndicate in its last meeting. (HT File)
The additional posts were also included in the annual budget of the university, which was approved by PU syndicate in its last meeting. (HT File)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:25 AM IST

Mohali man caught with illegal weapon sent to one year in jail

A local court has sentenced a Mohali man who was caught with an illegal weapon in 2020 to one-year simple imprisonment; a fine of ₹1,000 has also been imposed on the convict

A Mohali court observed that the commission of the offence under Section 25 of the Arms Act is fully established. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A Mohali court observed that the commission of the offence under Section 25 of the Arms Act is fully established. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:23 AM IST

City’s carelessly constructed speed breakers raise hackles

Vital though the issue is, it is not taken seriously enough. On social media platforms like Twitter, where citizens reach out to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and other authorities, one of the issues that remains unattended to or does not receive any response is that of speed breakers

When HT went on-ground, it found several potholed speed breakers that were creating traffic jams because vehicles had to navigate through the potholes. (HT PHOTO)
When HT went on-ground, it found several potholed speed breakers that were creating traffic jams because vehicles had to navigate through the potholes. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 01:23 AM IST

2021 road mishap: Kalka man awarded 4.49 lakh compensation

Rajesh Kumar, 40, a resident of Damdama village, Kalka, filed a petition against Madan Lal of Vasudevpura village, who was allegedly driving the speeding tractor that hit his motorcycle, resulting in multiple injuries.

The tribunal, while awarding compensation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4,49,280, said the amount is payable by all the three respondents jointly and severally together with costs; and interest at the rate of 6% per annum from the date of institution of the petition till realisation. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The tribunal, while awarding compensation of 4,49,280, said the amount is payable by all the three respondents jointly and severally together with costs; and interest at the rate of 6% per annum from the date of institution of the petition till realisation. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 03:53 AM IST

Mohali MC starts removing stray cattle from roads

In the last two days, 31 animals have been removed and shifted to Phase-1 cow shed in Mohali; in case anyone tries to claim the animal, they will have to pay fine of ₹5,000 for letting the cattle roam around on city roads, which endangers lives of commuters and leads to traffic jams

MC had on December 1 alloted a fresh one-year tender to remove stray cattle from city roads. (HT File)
MC had on December 1 alloted a fresh one-year tender to remove stray cattle from city roads. (HT File)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:20 AM IST

Police protectee trader shot dead in Jalandhar, gunman injured

A police protectee, who is a garment trader, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at the main market in Nakodar city of Jalandhar district on Wednesday evening.

Punjab Police gunman Mandeep Singh, also received bullet injury in the incident. (Representational photo)
Punjab Police gunman Mandeep Singh, also received bullet injury in the incident. (Representational photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 01:03 AM IST

Poor air quality causing respiratory illnesses in children: Paediatricians

The city’s worsening air quality has taken a toll on children’s health with many of them suffering from respiratory illnesses, paediatricians have said

Mumbai, India - December 07, 2022: Dadar Chowpatty engulfed in smog amid hazy weather, at Dadar, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, December 07, 2022. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - December 07, 2022: Dadar Chowpatty engulfed in smog amid hazy weather, at Dadar, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, December 07, 2022. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:03 AM IST
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