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AJL case: Special judge censures senior advocate for personal remarks

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:30 AM IST
Senior advocate RS Cheema had allegedly asked the judge why he was taking personal interest in the money laundering case
Covid 19 vaccines being dispatched to various districts of Punjab from the state vaccine store in Sector 24, Chandigarh. (Photo by Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Covid 19 vaccines being dispatched to various districts of Punjab from the state vaccine store in Sector 24, Chandigarh. (Photo by Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Punjab sees record 182 Covid-19 deaths; over 8,000 daily cases

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 08:03 AM IST
Punjab Covid-19 news update: Of the latest coronavirus fatalities, 21 were reported from Bathinda, 19 each from Ludhiana, Patiala, and Sangrur, 18 from Amritsar, and 10 from Fazilka.
The startup eSAATHI provides users with guided audio-visual assistance, which helps them navigate all the apps step-by-step (HT File)
The startup eSAATHI provides users with guided audio-visual assistance, which helps them navigate all the apps step-by-step (HT File)

Startup eSaathi funded at Chitkara University’s innovation championship

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:59 AM IST
eSaathi aims to bridge the gap between new smartphone users and apps, which have become an essential part of the post-pandemic lifestyle, thus bridging the digital divide
Dr KK Talwar, who heads the Punjab government’s expert group on Covid, says the focus is now on home isolation patients and the experts would reach out to them thrice a day. Special tabs would be kept on patients with comorbidities. (HT photo)
Dr KK Talwar, who heads the Punjab government’s expert group on Covid, says the focus is now on home isolation patients and the experts would reach out to them thrice a day. Special tabs would be kept on patients with comorbidities. (HT photo)

Don’t take curbs lightly, Punjab likely to hit Covid peak next week, says Dr KK Talwar

By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh:
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:51 AM IST
With people scrambling for oxygen and ICU beds in Punjab and vaccination drive in disarray due to stocks running dry in many districts, Hindustan Times speaks to former PGI director KK Talwar, who heads the government’s expert group on Covid, about the current scenario and the way forward.
Balwinder Singh was shot dead on October 16, 2020, in Tarn Taran. (ht photo)
Balwinder Singh was shot dead on October 16, 2020, in Tarn Taran. (ht photo)

NIA court grants bail to 8 accused in comrade Sandhu murder case

By Anil Sharma, Tarn Taran
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:45 AM IST
Balwinder Singh was gunned down by two bike-borne men at his home in Bhikhiwind town of Tarn Taran district on October 16, 2020
Devotees lighting diyas on the occasion of 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur at Golden Temple in Amritsar on May 1. (sameer sehgal/ht)
Devotees lighting diyas on the occasion of 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur at Golden Temple in Amritsar on May 1. (sameer sehgal/ht)

Centre okays museum dedicated to Guru Nanak in Sultanpur Lodhi

By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:37 AM IST
The Centre has granted ‘in principle’ approval to Punjab government for setting up a museum named ‘Pind Babe Nanak Da’ at Sultanpur Lodhi
The state’s recovery rate is also low as compared to the national and global average. At 78.1%, Himachal’s recovery rate is below the national average of 81.9% and global average of 85.4%. (Deepak Sansta / HT)
The state’s recovery rate is also low as compared to the national and global average. At 78.1%, Himachal’s recovery rate is below the national average of 81.9% and global average of 85.4%. (Deepak Sansta / HT)

Himachal’s Covid fatality rate surpasses national average

By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:31 AM IST
With the deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic raging across the nation, Himachal Pradesh’s fatality rate has surpassed the national average even as shortage of oxygen cylinders continues to plague the state government
State govt’s medical infra upgrade claim falls flat: SAD
State govt’s medical infra upgrade claim falls flat: SAD

State govt’s medical infra upgrade claim falls flat: SAD

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:24 AM IST
It was shocking to know that except for five districts of Patiala, Faridkot, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana, no government hospital in the state provides level-3 care to critically ill patients, says Cheema
Manpreet seeks GST Council meeting
Manpreet seeks GST Council meeting

Manpreet seeks GST Council meeting

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:19 AM IST
Says there has been no meeting of the GST Council for the last six months even though Council’s own rules provide holding at least one meeting every quarter
Montek panel to study impact of 2nd Covid wave before submitting report to Punjab govt
Montek panel to study impact of 2nd Covid wave before submitting report to Punjab govt

Montek panel to study impact of 2nd Covid wave before submitting report to Punjab govt

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:15 AM IST
The panel, which includes leading experts on economy, agriculture and industry, has informed the state government that it would submit the report by June-end
Police freeze <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.64 cr assets of 2 drug smugglers in Tarn Taran
Police freeze 1.64 cr assets of 2 drug smugglers in Tarn Taran

Police freeze 1.64 cr assets of 2 drug smugglers in Tarn Taran

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:09 AM IST
Harpal Singh of Thatha village was arrested in February 2007 in Amritsar and Rashpal Singh of Wan Tara Singh village was nabbed in March 2018
Cabinet meeting: Capt rules out complete lockdown, announces phased opening of shops
Cabinet meeting: Capt rules out complete lockdown, announces phased opening of shops

Cabinet meeting: Capt rules out complete lockdown, announces phased opening of shops

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:07 AM IST
Amarinder also ordered limiting of the number of teachers in government schools to 50%, with the rest taking online classes from home
State hits new peak, logs 182 deaths, 8,015 cases in a day
State hits new peak, logs 182 deaths, 8,015 cases in a day

State hits new peak, logs 182 deaths, 8,015 cases in a day

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:05 AM IST
Bathinda registered a maximum of 21 deaths, followed by 19 each in Ludhiana, Sangrur and Patiala, 18 in Amritsar, 17 in Mohali, 10 in Fazilka, nine each in Jalandhar and Muktsar and 6 in Pathankot
Dr GD Puri, head of the Covid-19 management panel at PGIMER, where most of the patients are admitted, said they are trying to ramp up the infrastructure. (HT File Photo)
Dr GD Puri, head of the Covid-19 management panel at PGIMER, where most of the patients are admitted, said they are trying to ramp up the infrastructure. (HT File Photo)

Govt hospitals run out of ICU beds for Covid patients in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:57 AM IST
Hit by the second wave, the authorities have been able to earmark only 127 ICU beds for Covid-19, and many of them are occupied by patients from neighbouring states
On Wednesday, both Mohali and Panchkula recorded an all-time high of 1,056 and 654 fresh cases, respectively, while 817 cases surfaced in Chandigarh. (HT File Photo)
On Wednesday, both Mohali and Panchkula recorded an all-time high of 1,056 and 654 fresh cases, respectively, while 817 cases surfaced in Chandigarh. (HT File Photo)

2,527 +ve, 38 die in record Covid surge in Chandigarh tricity

By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:51 AM IST
Just five days into May, the tricity has logged 10,697 cases and 137 deaths, as compared to 43,145 cases and 311 deaths throughout April
The liquor vend contractor, Shokeen Wines Company, located at Agrasen Chowk in Ambala has been booked under the Disaster Management Act. (HT FILE PHOTO)
The liquor vend contractor, Shokeen Wines Company, located at Agrasen Chowk in Ambala has been booked under the Disaster Management Act. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Ambala cops in dock for buying liquor during lockdown

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:47 AM IST
In a video shot by a local that went viral, the inspector who was accompanied by a special police officer could be seen waving the packet at the camera
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has also announced a lump sum amount of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,000 medical assistance for BPL patients in home isolation. (HT File)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has also announced a lump sum amount of 5,000 medical assistance for BPL patients in home isolation. (HT File)

Haryana announces financial assistance for BPL patients in pvt hospitals

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:47 AM IST
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced financial assistance of 5,000 per day for below the poverty line (BPL) patients admitted in private hospitals who are on oxygen support or in intensive care unit (ICU)
Patients having recommendation from private hospitals must get it endorsed by the civil surgeon to avail the facility, says Mohali DC. (HT PHOTO)
Patients having recommendation from private hospitals must get it endorsed by the civil surgeon to avail the facility, says Mohali DC. (HT PHOTO)

Mohali admn offers oxygen to patients in home isolation

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:45 AM IST
District is getting liquid oxygen tankers from Bokaro, Roorkee, Panipat, Linde India in Uttarakhand and Inox Air in HP’s Barotiwala
With finite number of doses and limited staff, the number of centres has been reduced to four in urban Panchkula. (Keshav Singh/HT)
With finite number of doses and limited staff, the number of centres has been reduced to four in urban Panchkula. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Vax shortage gives Panchkula senior citizens a harrowing time

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:44 AM IST
Immunisation officer Dr Meenu Sasan says they had limited stock of vaccines, but they would start getting around 6,000 doses every alternate day May 6 onwards
UT health secretary Arun Gupta says the guidelines do not have a huge impact on the outcome. (Picture for representational purpose)
UT health secretary Arun Gupta says the guidelines do not have a huge impact on the outcome. (Picture for representational purpose)

Centre’s guidelines hit vax drive at private facilities in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:43 AM IST
Though some private hospital chains in neighbouring Mohali district have procured vaccines, the small-scale facilities have not been able to buy it from the manufacturers
 (Reuters file photo)
(Reuters file photo)

24-year-old Ludhiana woman ends life: Husband booked for dowry death

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:41 AM IST
The accused and his mother had been harassing the victim since she gave birth to a girl in February this year, say police
The members of the Lehmbar gang in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
The members of the Lehmbar gang in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

Three aides of gangster Lehmbar arrested with weapons in Ludhiana

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:37 AM IST
A .32-bore pistol, a .315-bore countrymade pistol, bullets and a car were recovered from their possession, say police
Volunteers preparing meals for Covid patients at ISKCON temple in Civil Lines. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Volunteers preparing meals for Covid patients at ISKCON temple in Civil Lines. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Amid trying times, Ludhiana’s religious organisations extend a helping hand

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:33 AM IST
While ISKCON and Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib have kick-started free food service for the patients, the SGPC is all set to launch a Covid care facility at Gurdwara Manji Sahib in Alamgir village
Haryana health teams tested 51,453 samples and detected 15,416 new cases on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Haryana health teams tested 51,453 samples and detected 15,416 new cases on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

181 Covid deaths reported in a day in Haryana

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Haryana on Wednesday reported 181 fatalities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in the death toll mounting to 4,960, according to the health bulletin
The accused trader in the custody of Sudhar police in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
The accused trader in the custody of Sudhar police in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

Ludhiana trader held for black marketing of oxygen cylinders

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:28 AM IST
He was arrested following a complaint by a relative of a Covid patient, who had contacted the accused for an oxygen cylinder and was supplied two small cylinders for an elevated price of 26,000
Haryana DGP Manoj Yadava said taking advantage of the rising demand of medical oxygen, unscrupulous persons and employees of private hospitals are indulging in black marketing. (PTI)
Haryana DGP Manoj Yadava said taking advantage of the rising demand of medical oxygen, unscrupulous persons and employees of private hospitals are indulging in black marketing. (PTI)

45 held for black marketing of oxygen, remdesivir across Haryana

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:22 AM IST
Haryana police have registered 21 first information reports (FIRs) in connection with black marketing of oxygen, oxygen cylinders, and remdesivir injections across Haryana in the past two weeks, leading to the arrest of 45 persons and recovery of 77 oxygen cylinders and 101 vials of remdesivir
A resident getting tested for Covid-19 at the civil surgeon’s office in Civil Lines, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A resident getting tested for Covid-19 at the civil surgeon’s office in Civil Lines, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

19 more dead in Ludhiana, 1,186 test positive for Covid as contagion rages on

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:09 AM IST
Showing no signs of slowing down, the Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday claimed 19 more lives in the district, which also recorded over 1,000 cases for the fifth consecutive day
SHO Navdeep Singh seen kicking a vegetable vendors' basket. (brarkhushh/Twitter)
SHO Navdeep Singh seen kicking a vegetable vendors' basket. (brarkhushh/Twitter)

Punjab cop who kicked vegetable vendor’s basket suspended

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 10:55 PM IST
  • Navdeep’s behaviour was condemned even by Kapurthala’s senior superintendent of police Kanwardeep Kaur who said that such behaviour lends a bad name to the entire police force.
The Haryana government is working towards creating 1,000 more hospital beds across the state, Khattar said.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)
The Haryana government is working towards creating 1,000 more hospital beds across the state, Khattar said.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)

'A patient is a patient': Haryana CM on Covid hospitalisations from Delhi, Noida

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 06:18 PM IST
Haryana on Tuesday saw the highest single day spike in daily Covid disease cases at 15,786, while 153 more people lost their lives, according to the state health department’s bulletin.
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