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Also dubbed as ‘Queen of Hills’, Shimla scored 53.05 points in quality of life; 23.39 in economic ability; 69.16 in sustainability; and 83.30 in citizens’ perception survey. (HT File)

Shimla ranks first in ease of living index

By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 02:09 AM IST
Shimla scored an aggregate 60.9 points in four broad verticals among 62 cities with a population under a million
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Under the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, the private sector will have to employ 75% of the local candidates with respect to such posts where the gross monthly salary or wages are not more than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000. (HT Photo)
Under the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, the private sector will have to employ 75% of the local candidates with respect to such posts where the gross monthly salary or wages are not more than 50,000. (HT Photo)

CII red-flags Haryana govt on 75% quota to locals in private firm jobs

By Pawan Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 05:29 PM IST
This Act applies to all the companies, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms, and any person employing ten or more persons.
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Former chief minister Virbhadra Singh joins protesting legislators outside the Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Thursday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Former chief minister Virbhadra Singh joins protesting legislators outside the Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Thursday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)

Virbhadra asks HP CM to show magnanimity, Jai Ram insists on apology

By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Virbhadra Singh joins Congress MLAs protesting their suspension outside Himachal assembly, urges govt to soften stand on matter
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Leader of opposition Harpal Cheema and other AAP MLAs staging a walkout from the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Leader of opposition Harpal Cheema and other AAP MLAs staging a walkout from the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

Punjab Budget session: AAP, SAD compete to corner Capt govt

By Navneet Sharma, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:42 AM IST
The Oppn parties targeted it over delay in post-matric scholarships, irregularities in Mohali land auction, and UP gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s custody
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Status report sought by April 29 and directions issued to provide all necessary original documents to the inquiry officer of the CBI. (HT file photo)
Status report sought by April 29 and directions issued to provide all necessary original documents to the inquiry officer of the CBI. (HT file photo)

Chandigarh’s Sector-5 property grab case: HC seeks fresh status report from CBI

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:36 AM IST
House was owned by Sunder Singh, father of bygone era actress Priya Rajvansh; dispute involved her two brothers
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UT adviser Manoj says central government’s policy on industry was being strictly followed. (HT File Photo)
UT adviser Manoj says central government’s policy on industry was being strictly followed. (HT File Photo)

6 years on, UT industrial policy remains a non-starter

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:34 AM IST
Aimed at boosting ease of doing business, promoting industry at national, international levels & development of infra
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Police conducting searches at the house of journalist Sanjeev Mahajan in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Police conducting searches at the house of journalist Sanjeev Mahajan in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

Chandigarh house grabbed: Journo’s six bank accounts traced

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:32 AM IST
A day after a journalist and a realtor were arrested for
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Leader of opposition Harpal Cheema along with other MLAs of AAP march towards Punjab Vidhan Sabha on the third day of the Budget session in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Leader of opposition Harpal Cheema along with other MLAs of AAP march towards Punjab Vidhan Sabha on the third day of the Budget session in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

Oppn lambasts Capt govt on poll promises, treasury benches count ‘achievements’

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:32 AM IST
During the debate on the governor’s address on the third day of the budget session, Akali MLA Pawan Kumar Tinu said the Congress government is charging 11 per unit of electricity against its promise of cheaper power at 5 per unit.
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The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on March 5. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on March 5. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SSC exam irregularities: Ex-deputy regional director convicted in Chandigarh

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:27 AM IST
Seven of 16 candidates sitting in the same room had topped the examinations held in Chandigarh in 2012
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Punjab school education minister Vijay Inder Singla. (HT FILE)
Punjab school education minister Vijay Inder Singla. (HT FILE)

Will urge Centre for funds to raise honorarium of mid-day meal workers: Punjab school edu minister

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:23 AM IST
Responding to BJP MLA Arun Narang’s question regarding the action being taken by the state government to enhance the monthly honorarium of mid-day meal workers to 3,000 from 1,700 in the state, the minister said that since MDM was a centrally sponsored scheme, the state government would take it up with the central government.
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Haryana home minister Anil Vij speaking during the budget session at Haryana state assembly in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Haryana home minister Anil Vij speaking during the budget session at Haryana state assembly in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Vij yet again at loggerheads with CM Khattar

By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 12:36 AM IST
After the CM backed the decision to grant extension in tenure to director general of police (DGP) Manoj Yadava, Vij shot off two notes – one to Khattar and the second to additional chief secretary (ACS), home — criticising the DGP and seeking his removal
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According to press statement from the Punjab government, divulging the details, the Education Minister had said that under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), nine trades of vocational education are being imparted in the government schools of Punjab.(Unsplash)
According to press statement from the Punjab government, divulging the details, the Education Minister had said that under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), nine trades of vocational education are being imparted in the government schools of Punjab.(Unsplash)

Punjab govt issues new guidelines for purchasing books for school libraries

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:57 PM IST
  • According to a spokesperson of the department, with the aim of purchasing books for libraries, a high level committee of eminent writers was formed under the leadership of Dr Atamjit Singh. Based on the recommendations made by this committee, new guidelines have been issued to the schools.
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At least 160 monks at Gyuto Tantric Monastery in Sidhbari near Dharamshala have tested positive for Covid-19 since the last week of February. (HT Photo)
At least 160 monks at Gyuto Tantric Monastery in Sidhbari near Dharamshala have tested positive for Covid-19 since the last week of February. (HT Photo)

Tibetan govt-in-exile on alert after Covid-19 outbreak at Gyuto monastery

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 04:33 PM IST
After the Covid-19 outbreak at Gyuto Tantric Monastery in Sidhbari near Dharamshala, the Kangra district administration on Wednesday asked the Tibetan government-in-exile to ensure its institutions follow the protocol
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With the surge, the percentage of active cases in the last two weeks also reached 2%, which had dropped to 0.8% in early February. (HT FILE PHOTO)
With the surge, the percentage of active cases in the last two weeks also reached 2%, which had dropped to 0.8% in early February. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Covid cases in Chandigarh jumped by 85% in last week of February

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:59 AM IST
The surge in cases, if continues, is also worrying as the majority of health workers in Chandigarh have not been inoculated
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(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

External developmental charges in Panchkula slashed

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:48 AM IST
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announces revisions to bring the rates at par with Mohali and Zirakpur
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(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Journalist, realtor arrested for torturing man to usurp his Chandigarh house

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:27 AM IST
Illegally confined him in his house in April 2017, when the duo, along with several others, executed the plan to transfer the GPA and sell the 338 square yards property by March 2019
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Senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia along with the other SAD leaders entering the Punjab Vidhan Sabha building to attend the second day of the Budget session in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Ravi kumar/ht)
Senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia along with the other SAD leaders entering the Punjab Vidhan Sabha building to attend the second day of the Budget session in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Ravi kumar/ht)

Debate on guv’s address: Cong, SAD MLAs spar over farm laws

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 01:51 AM IST
Accuse each other of doing little to help the farmers and playing into the hands of the Centre for personal interests
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The new law will provide quota to locals in private sector jobs that offer a salary of less than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 a month, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (HT photo)
The new law will provide quota to locals in private sector jobs that offer a salary of less than 50,000 a month, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (HT photo)

Haryana to reserve 75% jobs in private sector for locals

By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 01:37 AM IST
Governor Satydeo Narain Arya gives assent to bill, a key poll promise made by the BJP’s alliance partner JJP
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Two Sikh protesters— Gurjeet Singh of Sarawan village and Krishan Bhagwan Singh of Niamiwala village in Faridkot district— were killed in police firing during the protest at Behbal Kalan on October 14, 2015.
Two Sikh protesters— Gurjeet Singh of Sarawan village and Krishan Bhagwan Singh of Niamiwala village in Faridkot district— were killed in police firing during the protest at Behbal Kalan on October 14, 2015.

Kotkapura firing: Faridkot court denies pre-arrest bail to ex-Punjab DGP Saini

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 12:17 AM IST
Faridkot The Faridkot district and sessions court Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail application of former Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini in the 2015 Kotkapura firing case
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Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini.
Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini.

Behbal Kalan firing: HC grants anticipatory bail to Saini, Umranangal

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 12:12 AM IST
Observes that ex-DGP and suspended IGP’s custodial interrogation not required as challan has already been filed
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CM Capt Amarinder Singh speaking during the question hour on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
CM Capt Amarinder Singh speaking during the question hour on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

Question hour: Repair of link roads will be completed by next year: Amarinder

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 12:08 AM IST
Chandigarh Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured the House that work on repair of damaged link roads was moving on fast track and would be completed within the next one year to ensure a smooth ride through the state
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SAD leader Bikram Majithia along with the other party leaders outside the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
SAD leader Bikram Majithia along with the other party leaders outside the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

Punjab assembly zero hour: SAD seeks case against Capt, Jakhar for father-son suicide

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 12:04 AM IST
SAD MLA Bikram Singh Majithia said the farmer-son duo committed suicide due to the failure of the state government to waive their farm loan
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The exams will now be held on March 6. (HT File Photo)
The exams will now be held on March 6. (HT File Photo)

Teachers’ protest: Panjab University postpones all exams scheduled on March 4

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 08:03 PM IST
On Monday, the teachers had announced that they will go on mass casual leave and boycott exams on March 4
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The political strategist, who has been appointed in the rank and status of a cabinet minister in Punjab, will be paid a token honorarium of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 per month.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The political strategist, who has been appointed in the rank and status of a cabinet minister in Punjab, will be paid a token honorarium of 1 per month.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Prashant Kishor appointed political adviser to Punjab CM , gets cabinet rank

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:21 AM IST
The election consultant’s appointment in the chief minister’s office (CMO) was announced by Singh himself on social media. “Happy to share that @PrashantKishor has joined me as my principal advisor. Look forward to working together for the betterment of people of Punjab!” he tweeted.
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Police using water cannons against Shiromani Akali Dal workers during a protest march in Chandigarh  on Monday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Police using water cannons against Shiromani Akali Dal workers during a protest march in Chandigarh  on Monday. (Keshav Singh/HT)

SAD workers marching to gherao Punjab Vidhan Sabha face water cannons

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 02:38 AM IST
Core committee members court arrest against ‘use of force’ by cops; Sukhbir announces ‘lok lehar’ protest rallies in state’s all segments from March 12
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The seized lahan at at Khiala Kalan village in Ajnala sub-division of Amritsar district.
The seized lahan at at Khiala Kalan village in Ajnala sub-division of Amritsar district.

Illegal distillery busted in Ajnala, 3 women among 8 held with 110 tonne lahan, 1,780 litre liquor

By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 02:37 AM IST
Branded yeast, permanent pipeline plumbing system, RCC pools were being used to produce liquor, say excise department officials
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Jammu and Kashmir, March 01 (ANI): An elderly person being vaccinated during the second phase of Covid vaccination in Jammu on Monday. (ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir, March 01 (ANI): An elderly person being vaccinated during the second phase of Covid vaccination in Jammu on Monday. (ANI)

Covid vaccination for senior citizens starts on tardy note across J&K

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 02:11 AM IST
n the second phase, senior citizens above 60 years of age and those with comorbidities between 45 to 59 years were required to get registered
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Political strategist Prashant Kishor has scripted several successful electoral campaigns. (PTI)
Political strategist Prashant Kishor has scripted several successful electoral campaigns. (PTI)

Prashant Kishor returns as Capt’s principal adviser with cabinet rank

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 02:00 AM IST
The political strategist will be paid a token honorarium of 1 per month. However, he will be entitled to a fully-furnished government residence and camp office, executive class travel, official vehicle, medical facilities and secretarial staff as admissible to a cabinet minister
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Railway authorities have been directed to replace old coaches, which will enhance the tourist experience. (HT File)
Railway authorities have been directed to replace old coaches, which will enhance the tourist experience. (HT File)

Alignment on cards to bump up speed on Kalka-Shimla track

By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 01:45 AM IST
Railway authorities have been directed to replace old coaches, which will enhance the tourist experience
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