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Farmers in front of the Red Fort and hoist the Khalsa flag during the protest against the Centre’s farm laws on Republic Day. (Reuters file photo)

Deep Sidhu surfaces on Facebook, objects to being called traitor

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:45 AM IST
In live video at 2am on Thursday, Sidhu said farm leaders calling him 'gaddar' for derailing the agitation are doing govt’s bidding; rather, they should have backed Red Fort protesters
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Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Actor, ex-gangster at centre of farmers’ ire

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:36 AM IST
  • The farmers accused the two of taking control of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha stage on Monday evening, and pushing farmers to march onto the Outer Ring Road rather than the route decided with the police.
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Out of a total target of 4,895, so far only 2,464 persons have been vaccinated in Chandigarh. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Out of a total target of 4,895, so far only 2,464 persons have been vaccinated in Chandigarh. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Improper staff utilisation a concern during vax drive in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:32 AM IST
Due to poor response, staff capacity is not being fully utilised; health dept’s request to increase number of beneficiaries turned down by Centre
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Panjab University to hold MPhil, PhD entrance tests on March 7
Panjab University to hold MPhil, PhD entrance tests on March 7

Panjab University to hold MPhil, PhD entrance tests on March 7

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:20 AM IST
After putting it on hold last year due to the pandemic, Panjab University (PU) has decided to conduct entrance tests for MPhil and PhD programmes on March 7 in physical mode
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Since the MC took over the event in 2012, this is the first time it has been cancelled. (HT file photo)
Since the MC took over the event in 2012, this is the first time it has been cancelled. (HT file photo)

No Rose Festival in Chandigarh this year

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:17 AM IST
The decision was taken in the MC’s General House meeting where most of the councillors raised their concern over the event, which generally draws huge crowds
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Farmers remove tents from a protest site at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photos)
Farmers remove tents from a protest site at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photos)

Punjab villages sombre after clash, still back stir

By Navrajdeep Singh, Avtar Singh, Mohit Khanna, Anil Sharma, Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran/patiala/sangrur/ludhiana
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Across Punjab’s hinterlands — especially in the home villages of senior farm leaders — there was disappointment over the violence that farm protesters unleashed when they broke through barricades, clashed violently with police, ran riot on the Capital’s streets and stormed the Red Fort, hoisting the Nishan Sahib, the flag of the Sikhs, on its ramparts.
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851 vaccinated against Covid in Chandigarh tricity
851 vaccinated against Covid in Chandigarh tricity

851 vaccinated against Covid in Chandigarh tricity

By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Meanwhile, the tricity recorded 77 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday while a lone death was reported from Mohali
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Rajni Bector, 80, is an alumna of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Rajni Bector, 80, is an alumna of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

My phone hasn’t stopped ringing, says Rajni Bector after winning Padma Shri

By Aneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Ever since the news of her being honoured with the Padma Shri broke, Rajni Bector’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing
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Ten teams have been constituted to cull 25,000 birds at Evergreen poultry farm.
Ten teams have been constituted to cull 25,000 birds at Evergreen poultry farm.

Bird flu confirmed at third poultry farm in Dera Bassi

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:51 PM IST
The samples had tested posted at the Northern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (NRDDL), Jalandhar, last week, following which they had been forwarded to the Bhopal lab
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Auto driver, 2 aides rob woman passenger at knifepoint in Chandigarh
Auto driver, 2 aides rob woman passenger at knifepoint in Chandigarh

Auto driver, 2 aides rob woman passenger at knifepoint in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:48 PM IST
An auto-rickshaw driver and two others have been booked for robbing a woman passenger at knifepoint near the Chandigarh-Mohali border on Wednesday
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CHB plans to cut property reserve prices by 10%
CHB plans to cut property reserve prices by 10%

CHB plans to cut property reserve prices by 10%

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Stating that the economic scenario hasn’t changed since the 2019 auction, CEO said the cut was suggested by the CHB committee on reserve price
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The Punjab government had filed two review petitions with the NGT, saying the state had taken remedial measures and was willing to spend <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 crore on landscaping Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana. The tribunal observed that taking future steps is not a ground for not paying compensation for the damage already caused. (Representative image.)
The Punjab government had filed two review petitions with the NGT, saying the state had taken remedial measures and was willing to spend 50 crore on landscaping Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana. The tribunal observed that taking future steps is not a ground for not paying compensation for the damage already caused. (Representative image.)

NGT directs Punjab to deposit 50 cr with CPCB immediately

By Gagandeep Jassowal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Tribunal rejects state govt’s review plea and asks it to deposit amount with Central Pollution Control Board forthwith for eco-restoration of the Sutlej and Beas rivers.
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Actor Deep Sidhu. (File photo)
Actor Deep Sidhu. (File photo)

Tractor rally violence: Sunny Deol distances himself from Deep Sidhu

By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:39 AM IST
Sidhu is a Punjabi film actor-turned-activist who allegedly led a mob of protesting farmers that stormed the Red Fort and hoisted a flag there on Tuesday
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Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Farmers voice disappointment, anger in Punjab and Haryana

By Aneesha Sareen, Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Amritsar/ludhiana/ Karnal/ Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:09 AM IST
  • Even farmers, who were earlier excited about the tractor rally and spent the day glued to their phones and television sets, said the violence on the streets of Delhi and outside the Red Fort weakened the movement.
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Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ludhiana based-entrepreneur and president of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) at his cycle parts unit in Ludhiana (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ludhiana based-entrepreneur and president of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) at his cycle parts unit in Ludhiana (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

‘Centre should simplify taxes, support MSMEs’: FICO Prez

By Aneesha Sareen, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:14 AM IST
  • In pre-Covid times, I worked with 240 workers. 140 of these left and didn't return. I am managing with only 100 workers, says Kular
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Actor Deep Sidhu stated that the national flag was not removed from the flagpole at the Red Fort and that nobody raised a question over the country's unity and integrity.(PTI File Photo)
Actor Deep Sidhu stated that the national flag was not removed from the flagpole at the Red Fort and that nobody raised a question over the country's unity and integrity.(PTI File Photo)

Actor Deep Sidhu denies removing tricolour, calls protest 'symbolic'

PTI, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:37 PM IST
Amid outrage over flag incident, actor Deep Sidhu says did not remove tricolour, it was only a 'symbolic protest'
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Additional chief secretary (ACS, health) Rajeev Arora said that 33,215 healthcare workers (HCWs) were inoculated on January 25, a day designated as Covid-19 Vaccination Day by the state health department. (Reuters)
Additional chief secretary (ACS, health) Rajeev Arora said that 33,215 healthcare workers (HCWs) were inoculated on January 25, a day designated as Covid-19 Vaccination Day by the state health department. (Reuters)

Covid vaccination crosses lakh mark in Haryana

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Only four districts in the state now have a critical positivity rate of more than 6%. Panipat is the latest to exit from the critical category, while Jhajjar with a positivity rate of 2.1% for a second consecutive week remained on the brink of entering the desirable positivity rate category of less that 2%.
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Haryana DGP Manoj Yadava (HT Photo)
Haryana DGP Manoj Yadava (HT Photo)

Dealing with protesting farmers tightrope walk : Haryana DGP

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:30 PM IST
State police chief Manoj Yadava says managing farmers’ protest on Delhi borders through dialogue, better intelligence and preventive steps.
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Farmers at Tikri border headed for Delhi on tractors on Tuesday morning. (HT Photo)
Farmers at Tikri border headed for Delhi on tractors on Tuesday morning. (HT Photo)

Farmers remove police barricades at Singhu, Tikri to begin tractor march before schedule

By Sunil Rahar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:13 PM IST
Shower petals on police as long queue of tractor-trolleys, cars and motrocycles gets rolling on Ambala-Delhi and Rohtak-Delhi highways.
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Many vehicles were freshly painted and decorated with flowers, with the Tricolour affixed on one side and carrying ration, mattresses and other essentials.(Sanjeev Sehgal/HT Photos)
Many vehicles were freshly painted and decorated with flowers, with the Tricolour affixed on one side and carrying ration, mattresses and other essentials.(Sanjeev Sehgal/HT Photos)

Thousands leave for Delhi ahead of rally from Punjab, Haryana

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar/jalandhar/karnal/rohtak
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:34 AM IST
  • In the Haryana districts of Rohtak, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, Bhiwani and Dadri, villages emptied out as farmers drove to Delhi in tractors-trailers, cars, SUVs and motorbikes.
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Balwant Singh Rajoana main accused in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh murder case.(HT File photo)
Balwant Singh Rajoana main accused in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh murder case.(HT File photo)

SC gives Centre two weeks to decide on Rajoana mercy plea

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:22 AM IST
  • Rajaona was convicted over the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in August 1995.
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Mandeep Singh (captain) (HT File Photo)
Mandeep Singh (captain) (HT File Photo)

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Punjab to take on Karnataka in quarters

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:34 AM IST
After a successful run in the league stage, Punjab will now be facing defending champions Karnataka in the quarter-final tie to be played at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, on Tuesday.
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The Chandigarh municipal corporation says it has spent crores and purchased 425 vehicles for lifting the segregated waste. (Representational picture)
The Chandigarh municipal corporation says it has spent crores and purchased 425 vehicles for lifting the segregated waste. (Representational picture)

Chandigarh MC says it’s committed to protecting waste lifters’ livelihood

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:24 AM IST
Garbage collectors are aggrieved at change in waste collection norms in the city; had sought HC directions to junk the system
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Chandigarh DSP gets President’s Police Medal
Chandigarh DSP gets President’s Police Medal

Chandigarh DSP gets President’s Police Medal

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:22 AM IST
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) (east) Gurmukh Singh has been awarded President’s Police Medal for his distinguished service, on the occasion of Republic Day
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Chandigarh transport buses to run at full occupancy
Chandigarh transport buses to run at full occupancy

Chandigarh transport buses to run at full occupancy

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:21 AM IST
Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) buses will now be allowed to run at full seating capacity
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Farmers prepare for a tractor rally against the newly passed farm laws ahead of Republic Day at Singhu border near New Delhi. (REUTERS)
Farmers prepare for a tractor rally against the newly passed farm laws ahead of Republic Day at Singhu border near New Delhi. (REUTERS)

Farmer leaders deploy volunteers to check rumour-mongering during tractor parade

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:20 AM IST
Farmers from several parts of Punjab and Haryana on Monday continued to head towards Delhi to join the tractor parade against the Centre's three new agriculture laws.
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PU has already conducted exams for final-year students and reappear examination in various categories in online mode. (HT FILE PHOTO)
PU has already conducted exams for final-year students and reappear examination in various categories in online mode. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Panjab University to hold online exams for odd semesters from Feb 15

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:15 AM IST
The decision on the mode of examination was announced on Monday after more than a month of deliberations
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Last year, the civic body had received only <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>425 crore against its demand of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,076 crore in grant-in-aid from the administration. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Last year, the civic body had received only 425 crore against its demand of 1,076 crore in grant-in-aid from the administration. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Chandigarh MC seeks 1,058 crore from admn for 2021-2022

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:12 AM IST
The municipal corporation has demanded 1,058 crore from the UT administration in its proposed budget of 1,590 crore for the financial year 2021-2022
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Panchkula leads with 61.6%, while Chandigarh and Mohali have achieved around 50% on an average.
Panchkula leads with 61.6%, while Chandigarh and Mohali have achieved around 50% on an average.

Panchkula leads in meeting Covid vaccination target in tricity

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:34 PM IST
However, in absolute numbers, Mohali leads with 3,614 health workers inoculated so far, followed by 2,557 in Panchkula and 2,037 in Chandigarh
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Apni mandis set to reopen in Chandigarh
Apni mandis set to reopen in Chandigarh

Apni mandis set to reopen in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:31 PM IST
Apni mandis are set to reopen in Chandigarh after a span of nine months
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