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A first information report (FIR) was registered against 19 people of Surjani village for attempted murder and rioting at Sitamau police station in Mandsaur on Sunday night (Videograb)

In MP, houses of 3 men accused of throwing stones on Garba pandal demolished

The Mandsaur district administration and police on Tuesday demolished the houses of three persons accused of throwing stones on a Garba pandal and attacking organisers with a sharp-edged weapon over the weekend, the Madhya Pradesh Police said. On Tuesday, the administration razed the houses of three accused including the prime accused in the case, Salman Khan. Eleven people have been arrested in this case so far.

Para shuttler motivates KGMU students at Y20 summit (file)

Para shuttler motivates KGMU students at Y20 summit

Palak Kohli, a professional para badminton athlete from Jalandhar, motivated students at the Y20 India Summit at the King George's Medical University with her journey of overcoming odds to become an athlete. She encouraged students to never give up and to focus on their achievements. The event was coordinated by Dr RN Srivastava and Dr Ashish Kumar. Palak shared how she stayed in Lucknow during the pandemic and kept up her practice despite the changing climate.

Prominent Lucknow jeweller receives extortion call (Pic for representation)

Prominent Lucknow jeweller receives extortion call

A Lucknow jeweller received an extortion call in the name of jailed Punjab gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, demanding Rs 30 lakh or face consequences. The caller also mentioned another Punjab gangster, Goldy Brar, who was linked to the murder of Punjabi singer Siddhu Moose Wala in 2022. Police are investigating the case based on the caller's mobile number. In June 2022, another jeweller had also received an extortion call from a member of Goldy Brar's gang.

During the hearing, the Punjab government told the top court that they have huge scarcity of water with water tables going down in the rivers and there is “no point building canals like a Taj Mahal”, with no water flowing through it. (PTI file photo)

Play more ‘pro-active role’ to resolve SYL canal: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to play a more "pro-active role" in the Satluj-Yamuna Link canal dispute between Punjab and Haryana. It has asked both states to hold discussions to resolve the issue and suggested the Union of India to bridge the gap between them. The dispute has been lingering on for decades with the top court ruling in favour of Haryana in 2002.

The Punjab Police claimed that in this temporary range, training of handling and loading of firearms was given to youth to recruit them in the AKF (File Photo)

Amritpal trained men at firing range in his village

Police have discovered Amritpal Singh, a Pro-Khalistan leader and fugitive, was setting up a militia, 'Anandpur Khalsa Fauj' (AKF). His gunman, Tejinder Singh Gill, was arrested with pictures and videos of AKF, "Khalistani dollar" and hi-tech guns. 207 people have been detained, 30 of them criminal, with 177 taken under preventive custody. The Punjab CM is extending the last date for competitive exams due to internet shutdown.

Mehatpur is the place from where the police started chasing Amritpal’s convoy on March 18. (File Photo)

Cart driver had dropped Amritpal, aide at Mehatpur from where police chase started

After their motorcycle punctured near Udhowal village, Amritpal and Papalpreet were dropped at Mehatpur by a cart driver. The police claim they changed clothes at Nangal Ambian Gurdwara and fled to Darapur via Nurmahal. The cart driver only realized he had given lift to Amritpal after police questioned him.

Police have recovered a Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle (PB-67-2895) used by Amritpal’s accomplice while fleeing from Nangal Ambian Gurdwara on March 18. (HT File Photo)

Three aides of Amritpal booked for snatching

Police have booked unidentified accomplices of Amritpal Singh, chief of Waris Punjab De, for rash driving, snatching a motorcycle and wrongful restraint near Sadiqpura village of Jalandhar district. Police have recovered a Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle used by the accused and registered a case under IPC and Arms Act.

Amritpal and Papalpreet were captured in CCTVs at three locations – Ladhowal, Jalandhar Bypass and Sherpur Chowk (File Photo)

Amritpal, aide changed two autos before boarding bus from Ludhiana

Fugitive pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh and his aide Papalpreet Singh changed two auto-rickshaws to escape police, who traced them from CCTVs at three locations. They boarded a bus from Sherpur Chowk, Ludhiana, which police are trying to trace. Auto-rickshaw drivers who dropped them near Sherpur have been traced.

This is the second accused arrested by the police.

Police arrest Jhajjar ex-armyman in woman rape-murder case in Haryana

After the exhumation of a 36-year-old woman's body in Jhajjar, the police have arrested two accused involved in the crime. The woman was allegedly kidnapped, gang-raped and strangled to death after being lured to Jhajjar with a loan offer. The two accused, an ex-armyman and another, have confessed to the crime. The victim was survived by a minor daughter and her husband had died two years ago.

The ACB spokesperson said the allegations were found to be true after a detailed inquiry, and a criminal case was registered against him and his accomplices.

Haryana ACB arrests former DSP in graft case

The ACB of Haryana has arrested Phool Singh, a former DSP, in a criminal case registered under IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act. A vigilance inquiry had found allegations of gross irregularities and criminal misconduct were true, so a SIT was constituted and the accused was arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody.

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Haryana gave 41-Cr cash awards to over 4k ineligible athletes, says CAG report

Audit by CAG found that Haryana govt. gave ?41.30 crore in cash prizes to 4,256 ineligible junior and sub-junior category sportspersons during 2004-05 to 2015-16, violating state's Sports and Physical Fitness Policies. Responsibility of concerned officers should be fixed.

Seechewal said these 700 students have given lakhs of rupees as fees to the Canadian government and it is not their fault that travel agents have cheated them. (HT File Photo)

Deportation notices to 700 students: Take up matter with Canadian govt, Seechewal urges MEA

Rajya Sabha member Balbir Singh Seechewal has urged the Union government to intervene in the deportation of 700 Indian students from Punjab by the Canadian government. He believes the students should not be punished for the actions of the travel agents who cheated them, and instead action should be taken against them. He has requested the Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar to take up the matter with the Canadian counterpart to secure the future of the students.

The Punjab and Haryana high court has summoned the principal secretary and director higher education, Haryana, over the poor utilization of funds meant for schools in the state.

Poor utilization of funds: HC summons principal secretary, director education of Haryana

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has summoned the principal secretary and director higher education, Haryana, due to poor utilization of funds meant for schools in the state. A grant of ?1,176.38 crore issued by the Centre and a budget allocation of ?13,420.97 crore has not been utilized since 2012-2013. The court observed that this reflects gross incompetence and poor financial management, and has asked for details of the funds and its utilization.

The diplomat was declared hostile by the prosecution after she denied having had a good look at the accused at the time of the incident and identifying him after his arrest. (Shutterstock)

Sexual harassment accused let off: British diplomat didn’t support prosecution version

A Nayagaon resident was acquitted after a British diplomat failed to identify him in court as the perpetrator of a sexual harassment incident in October 2021. The diplomat denied ever seeing the accused's face and was declared hostile by the prosecution. The court observed that the prosecution had failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt and gave the accused the benefit of the doubt.

The bids can be placed on Chandigarh Housing Board’s website — www.chbonline.in — from March 24 to April 25. (iStock)

128 Chandigarh Housing Board properties up for grabs

The Chandigarh Housing Board has invited e-bids for 128 residential and commercial properties. 38 are freehold residential units and 90 are leasehold commercial units. Bids can be placed from March 24 to April 25. GST is not applicable on the consideration/premium of the unit. Registration is required to submit e-bids.

The accused, Dilshad, hails from Rahatpur district in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, and was living in Sector 56, Chandigarh, when he was arrested. (Getty Images/Purestock)

Mohali: Man who snatched 12,000 jailed for five years, fined 10,000

A court has sentenced a Rahatpur district native to 5 years in jail and a fine of ?10,000 for snatching ?12,000 from a Chandigarh resident in June 2022. If the fine is not paid, the accused will have to serve 6 more months in prison. Another man from Ram Darbar was sentenced to 2 years in jail and fined ?1,000 for snatching a phone in 2021.

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