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Rain brings respite from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana

The minimum temperature dropped by up to five degrees Celsius below normal; pleasant weather forecast on Tuesday, too
The Golden Temple in Amritsar on a cloudy Monday morning. The temperature dipped by several degrees after overnight rain in Punjab and neighbouring Haryana. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
The Golden Temple in Amritsar on a cloudy Monday morning. The temperature dipped by several degrees after overnight rain in Punjab and neighbouring Haryana. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:59 PM IST
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ByGurpreet Singh Nibber and Rajanbir Singh

Haryana CIA gets three-day custody of ‘Khalistani’ terrorist

Parminder is among four ‘Khalistani’ terrorists arrested by Haryana Police in Karnal on May 5 with explosives and arms
Parminder Singh, a suspected Khalistani terrorist, has been taken on remand by the crime investigation agency for interrogation in the recovery of two SUVs with fake registration certificates. (Image for representational purpose)
Parminder Singh, a suspected Khalistani terrorist, has been taken on remand by the crime investigation agency for interrogation in the recovery of two SUVs with fake registration certificates. (Image for representational purpose)
Updated on May 23, 2022 08:47 AM IST
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Haryana: Ex-cooperative devp federation chairperson, son booked for fraud

Former Haryana State Cooperative Development Federation chairperson Rameshwar Chauhan has refuted the allegations and accused former civil surgeon Dr Vijay Dahiya and his son Paritosh Dahiya of not adhering to the conditions in a petrol pump partnership deal
A complaint was filed with the economic cell of the police in October last year. (Image for representational purpose)
A complaint was filed with the economic cell of the police in October last year. (Image for representational purpose)
Published on May 23, 2022 04:48 AM IST
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Scope of corruption in Haryana has become negligible: Khattar

Today, Haryana is ahead of all other states and it has been possible only through technology, said chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar at a media event organised in Delhi
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar with his Himachal counterpart Jai Ram Thakur in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar with his Himachal counterpart Jai Ram Thakur in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Published on May 23, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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Haryana: BJP’s Rohtak MP trains gun at Khattar; former minister Grover

BJP’s Rohtak MP Arvind Sharma on Sunday hit out at Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and former co-operative minister Manish Grover
Rohtak MP Arvind Sharma addressing a gathering in Pehrawar village of Rohtak on Sunday. (Manoj Dhaka /HindustanTimes)
Rohtak MP Arvind Sharma addressing a gathering in Pehrawar village of Rohtak on Sunday. (Manoj Dhaka /HindustanTimes)
Published on May 23, 2022 04:43 AM IST
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BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

2 farmers get trapped in tubewell pit in Hisar; army, NDRF join rescue op

Initially, Hisar administration and villagers had jointly deployed earth-moving machines to evacuate them, but army and NDRF were later called in to lead the rescue operation
The farmers have been identified as Jaipal Hooda and Jagdish, who had gone down to fix the tubewell motor at Hisar’s Saharwa village on Sunday morning. (HT Photo)
The farmers have been identified as Jaipal Hooda and Jagdish, who had gone down to fix the tubewell motor at Hisar’s Saharwa village on Sunday morning. (HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 04:41 AM IST
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Two men shot dead in Hisar, gang rivalry suspected

Hansi SP Nitika Gahlaut said one of the victims died in the car and another lost his life while trying to flee
This seems to be a case of gang rivalry, Hansi SP Nitika Gahlaut said. (Image for representational purpose)
This seems to be a case of gang rivalry, Hansi SP Nitika Gahlaut said. (Image for representational purpose)
Published on May 23, 2022 04:39 AM IST
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By, Rohtak

Farooq Abdullah demands 20 lakh compensation for families of tunnel accident victims

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah Sunday sought 20 lakh ex gratia for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in a tunnel collapse on Srinagar-Jammu highway
The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced an ex gratia of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>five lakh and asked the construction company to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15 lakh each to the families of the victims. (File Photo)
The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced an ex gratia of five lakh and asked the construction company to pay 15 lakh each to the families of the victims. (File Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2022 02:47 AM IST
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J&K tunnel collapse: 2 local labourers laid to rest, bodies of 8 others sent to hometowns

Ten labourers – five from West Bengal, two each from Jammu and Kashmir and Nepal, and one from Assam – died after a landslide hit the mouth of the adit tunnel to T4 on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Khooni Nallah in Ramban
Two local labourers, who were among the 10 killed after a landslide hit an under-construction tunnel here, were laid to rest in their native Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir, while the mortal remains of eight others were dispatched to their hometowns outside the union territory (HT PHOTO)
Two local labourers, who were among the 10 killed after a landslide hit an under-construction tunnel here, were laid to rest in their native Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir, while the mortal remains of eight others were dispatched to their hometowns outside the union territory (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 23, 2022 02:42 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Banihal/jammu

Cut in excise duty on fuel inadequate: Pratibha Singh

Mandi MP and Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh on Sunday termed the 8 and 6 cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel inadequate
The Congress leader said the Centre had earned thousands of crores from taxes on petrol and diesel and it should provide relief to the people from the rising inflation by further lowering the taxes (HT File)
The Congress leader said the Centre had earned thousands of crores from taxes on petrol and diesel and it should provide relief to the people from the rising inflation by further lowering the taxes (HT File)
Published on May 23, 2022 02:31 AM IST
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Himachal constable paper leak: Aspirants got solved paper 3 to 4 days before exam

Photocopies of the solved question paper of the leaked Himachal Pradesh Police constable recruitment examination were delivered to candidates residing in Mandi, Kullu, Solan and Bilaspur around three-four days before the screening test.
The mastermind of the Himachal constable paper leak is still at large. Nearly, 75,000 candidates had appeared in the written examination, and the leaked paper was sold to around 2,000 candidates. The accused charged <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5-8 lakhs per candidate for the question paper. (Representative Image/HT File)
The mastermind of the Himachal constable paper leak is still at large. Nearly, 75,000 candidates had appeared in the written examination, and the leaked paper was sold to around 2,000 candidates. The accused charged 5-8 lakhs per candidate for the question paper. (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on May 23, 2022 02:24 AM IST
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ByGaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur, Shimla/dharamshala

Himachal aims to double wool production in 5 years

Himachal Pradesh has imported 240 Merino sheep for the genetic improvement of indigenous species under its 8.5-crore community-based structured breeding programme
A total of 1,482 metric tonnes of wool was produced in Himachal last year. Chamba is the top wool producing district in the state, chalking an annual production of around 425 metric tonnes, while Kullu and Shimla produced around 249 and 196 metric tonnes of wool, respectively. (HT Photo)
A total of 1,482 metric tonnes of wool was produced in Himachal last year. Chamba is the top wool producing district in the state, chalking an annual production of around 425 metric tonnes, while Kullu and Shimla produced around 249 and 196 metric tonnes of wool, respectively. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2022 02:19 AM IST
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By, Dharamshala

Boy, 6, dies after falling into borewell in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur

Rithik Roshan, son of a migrant labourer, fell into the borewell in Hoshiarpur around 9 am and was taken out at 6.30pm. The boy was rushed to a government hospital where doctors declared him brought dead
A team of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and Indian Army personnel during a rescue operation to save a six-year-old boy who fell into a borewell at Khyala Bulanda village in Hoshiarpur district on Sunday. (HT photo)
A team of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and Indian Army personnel during a rescue operation to save a six-year-old boy who fell into a borewell at Khyala Bulanda village in Hoshiarpur district on Sunday. (HT photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:51 AM IST
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ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

AAP govt eyes prime land in Bathinda to generate resources

The prime land spreading over 35-acres in the Civil Station area in Bathinda is proposed to have high-rise commercial and residential zones; AAP govt is pushing previous Congress regime’s plan
AAP govt eyes prime land in Bathinda to generate resources
AAP govt eyes prime land in Bathinda to generate resources
Published on May 23, 2022 01:46 AM IST
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ByVishal Joshi, Bathinda

Authorities not in action mode as polluted water flows into Rajasthan, Punjab channels from Harike barrage

As of now, only collection of samples of polluted water from Harike barrage in Punjab is going on and its test report may be expected within 3-4 days
Authorities not in action mode as polluted water flows into Rajasthan, Punjab channels from Harike barrage (HT)
Authorities not in action mode as polluted water flows into Rajasthan, Punjab channels from Harike barrage (HT)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:32 AM IST
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ByGaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Ferozepur

Truck driver beaten to death; three youths booked for murder

The truck driver’s vehicle had grazed a car after which the three youths allegedly beat him to death; they were booked for murder
Truck driver beaten to death; three youths booked for murder
Truck driver beaten to death; three youths booked for murder
Published on May 23, 2022 01:27 AM IST
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By, Faridkot

Stop befooling farmers on moong procurement: SAD to CM Mann

The Centre is procuring only 4,585 tonnes of moong from the state government agencies and there is no surety about the fate of the bulk of the remaining crop, SAD kisan wing president Sikander Singh Maluka said
Stop befooling farmers on moong procurement: SAD to CM Mann (HT)
Stop befooling farmers on moong procurement: SAD to CM Mann (HT)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:20 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh

Ferozepur division manager inspects Ludhiana railway station

Ferozepur Division manager inspected the carriage and wagon depot where trains are repaired and directed the Ludhiana station director Abhinav Singla to get its shed repaired
Ferozepur divisional railway manager Seema Sharma (in white) conducting an inspection at the Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Ferozepur divisional railway manager Seema Sharma (in white) conducting an inspection at the Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:12 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Hold DSR paddy sowing for few days: PAU to farmers

The PAU issued the advisory to hold paddy sowing by DSR method following a warning from the meteorological department that strong winds followed by rain were expected across Punjab on May 23 and 24
Hold DSR paddy sowing for few days: PAU to farmers
Hold DSR paddy sowing for few days: PAU to farmers
Published on May 23, 2022 01:11 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

SGPC finally initiates process to renovate Tarn Taran’s historic deori

The Tarn Taran’s historic deori at gurdwara Darbar Sahib was partially demolished by hundreds of men permitted by the SGPC that led to outrage among devotees who prevented further damage to the structure
SGPC finally initiates process to renovate Tarn Taran’s historic deori (HT)
SGPC finally initiates process to renovate Tarn Taran’s historic deori (HT)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:05 AM IST
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By, Amritsar

Ludhiana: Gang of snatchers busted with arrest of 4 men

Ludhiana police have busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of four men; cops said that the accused mainly used to target pedestrians at night and snatched their belongings
The accused and the items seized from them in Ludhiana police custody on Sunday. (HT Photo)
The accused and the items seized from them in Ludhiana police custody on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:02 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Online lottery fraud: 45-yr-old Ludhiana man duped of 44k

The fraudsters told the Ludhiana man that he had won an online lottery and asked him to pay 44k for GST registration and completion of other formalities
Ludhiana police have booked two men from Bihar and Assam for online lottery fraud. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Ludhiana police have booked two men from Bihar and Assam for online lottery fraud. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:59 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Massive fire breaks out at clothing factory godown

Garments worth over 1 crore were gutted after a major fire broke out in the godown of a clothing factory at Jain Complex on Bahadur Road on Sunday
Smoke billowing out of the godown of the hosiery unit on Bahadur Road where the fire broke out on Sunday. Fire fighters managed to keep the flames contained to the ground floor. (HT Photo)
Smoke billowing out of the godown of the hosiery unit on Bahadur Road where the fire broke out on Sunday. Fire fighters managed to keep the flames contained to the ground floor. (HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:54 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Shamlat land eviction: Mohali sarpanches object to notice

Sarpanches of five villages alleged that the Mohali panchayat collector issued the public notice for eviction while overriding their powers
According to the sarpanches of five villages in Majri block of Mohali, the land is owned by the villagers since before the Independence and had been further resold several times. (Representative image)
According to the sarpanches of five villages in Majri block of Mohali, the land is owned by the villagers since before the Independence and had been further resold several times. (Representative image)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:51 AM IST
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By, Mohali

Ludhiana: 3 held with drugs in 2 separate cases

Two men were arrested with six-gram crystal methamphetamine and another with 10-gram heroin during inspections conducted by Ludhiana police
Three men who were arrested with drugs in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Three men who were arrested with drugs in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:50 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Dera Bassi doctors perform rare urethral reconstruction surgery

The urethral reconstruction surgery was performed on a 70-year-old male patient who came to the Government Sub-Divisional Hospital, Dera Bassi on May 17 and was taken for surgery on May 21
A team of doctors at the Government Sub-Divisional Hospital, Dera Bassi, performed a rare urethral reconstruction surgery. (iStockphoto)
A team of doctors at the Government Sub-Divisional Hospital, Dera Bassi, performed a rare urethral reconstruction surgery. (iStockphoto)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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By, Mohali

Punjab pacer Arshdeep selected for T20 series against South Africa

It was just before leaving for the Punjab Kings’ last IPL game that Arshdeep Singh, 23, got the news of his maiden international call-up for Team India
Arshdeep Singh has not only been doing well in IPL but also while playing for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy. (HT File Photo)
Arshdeep Singh has not only been doing well in IPL but also while playing for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Ludhiana: 50-yr-old man, sister thrashed, bike robbed

Eight miscreants robbed a 50-year-old man of his bike after thrashing him and his sister at Barewal Road in Ludhiana on Saturday
The miscreants who robbed and thrashed them are yet to be identified. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The miscreants who robbed and thrashed them are yet to be identified. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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By, Ludhiana

Baljinder Singh Bittu, Hitesh Puri re-elected FOSWAC and CRAWFED chairpersons

Both Baljinder Singh Bittu and Hitesh Puri will continue as the FOSWAC and CRAWFED chairpersons respectively after being re-elected unanimously
FOSWAC chairperson Baljinder Singh Bittu (L) and CRAWFED chairperson Hitesh Puri. (HT Photo)
FOSWAC chairperson Baljinder Singh Bittu (L) and CRAWFED chairperson Hitesh Puri. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh
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