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Chandigarh Weather and AQI Today: Warm start at 30.54 °C, check weather forecast for July 16, 2024

Published on Jul 16, 2024 07:00 AM IST

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44 people stranded near Himachal’s Kunzum Pass rescued

The passengers were on their way to Kaza from Koksar when the bus got stuck in the mud about 500 metres behind the Kunzum Pass, towards Batal

The people were stranded for four hours overnight near Kunzum Pass in Lahaul and Spiti. (File)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:18 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Shimla

Congress panel takes feedback on Himachal Lok Sabha polls debacle

Congress Himachal unit chief Pratibha Singh says the party was confident about winning at least two seats in the Lok Sabha polls

Former Lok Sabha member PL Punia, Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and Rajya Sabha member Rajni Patil during Congress party’s meeting in Shimla. (HT)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:16 AM IST
By, Shimla

PDP reviews poor show in Lok Sabha polls in north Kashmir

PDP president Mhebooba Mufti asked the local leadership about the poor performance in Baramulla, which the party had won in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls

PDP president Mhebooba Mufti chaired the meeting. (File)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:14 AM IST
ByMir Ehsan, Srinagar

Infiltrators killed in J&K’s Kupwara planned to disrupt Amarnath Yatra: Army

Army officials said the heavily armed infiltrators were neutralised close to the LoC fencing after being promptly followed by ambush parties who were part of the Operation Dhanush

The killed infiltrators were foreign militants from whose possession heavy arms were recovered. (File)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:12 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Thousands participate in Muharram procession in Srinagar

Notably, the procession had been banned during militancy from the early 1990s owing to law-and-order issues only to be lifted in 2022

Shia Muslims take part in the Muharram-8 procession in Srinagar- (Waseem Andrabi /HT)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:10 AM IST
ByAshiq Hussain, Srinagar

Mohali: Govt teacher assaults female colleague, booked

The accused, identified as Amandeep Singh of Mohali village, assaulted the victim, Amandeep Kaur, at her residence in Mubarikpur, Dera Bassi

After the duo had a heated argument, Singh allegedly assaulted Kaur at her house in Mubarikpur, Dera Bassi, following which she raised the alarm. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:08 AM IST
By, Mohali

Chandigarh: Kirron Kher to record statement virtually, court accepts plea

The court accepted the application filed by Former MP Kher’s counsel asking her statements to be recorded through video conferencing owing to health reasons. Kher is battling cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy in Fortis Hospital, Mohali, due to which she is unable to appear in court

In December 2023, Kher had filed a police complaint against Chaitanya Aggarwal, a resident of Shivalik Vihar, NAC, Manimajra, for duping her of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8 crore. In May this year, the accused reportedly returned the money to Kher, following which the complaint against him was withdrawn and a cancellation report filed in court by the police. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

PGI-PU underpass: Chandigarh invites bids for hiring consultant

Chandigarh administration has invited bids for hiring a consultant, who will prepare a report on structural stability and submit drawings as well as detailed estimates for the underpass between Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and Panjab University (PU)

The underpass between PGIMER and PU will help in hassle-free movement of vehicular traffic, thereby minimising accidents and congestion in Chandigarh. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

18.9 lakh awarded to family of 28-year-old mowed down by truck

The victim, Prince, 28, was going to office on June 8, 2023, on his motorcycle. When he reached Karanpur vilage at Baddi Bypass Road, a truck driven by Gurjeet Singh of Dera Bassi came from behind in a rash and negligent manner and hit him

After sustaining multiple grievous injuries, the victim, Prince, was shifted to Civil Hospital, Kalka, where he died. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:04 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Kalka MC supervisor dies in Ambala road accident

The victim, Saurabh Kumar of Pathreri village, was employed with the Kalka-Pinjore Municipal Committee under the Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam (HKRN)

The accident happened near Shahazadpur in Ambala. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Ambala

‘Oxy Van’ being set up in Panchkula: Haryana speaker Gian Chand Gupta

Haryana assembly speaker, Gian Chand Gupta, said that an Oxy Van will be set up in every district for environmental protection

Haryana assembly speaker Gian Chand Gupta Gupta said that the government has implemented the Pranavayu Devta Pension Scheme, under which a provision of pension of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,750 per year per tree has been made for the maintenance of trees above 75 years of age. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:54 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Chandigarh boy bags gold in U-12 chess c’ship

Twelve-year-old Ayaan Garg of Chandigarh started the tournament as the third seed, played nine games and remained unbeaten throughout the tournament

U-12 winner Ayaan Garg of Chandigarh during one of the matches in the 7th Western Asian Youth Chess Championship 2024, held in Sri Lanka. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC expecting full grant next week

The cash-strapped Chandigarh MC has not floated any new tender for new developmental work projects this month

Bills amounting upwards of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 crore are lying pending for clearance in the Chandigarh MC’s account branch alone. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s traffic violations down by 40%, thanks to Integrated Command and Control Centre

Chandigarh’s newly elected MP Manish Tewari chaired the Smart City Advisory Forum meeting to review both completed works and those in progress

The Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) in Chandigarh has reduced traffic violations in the city by 40% and fatal crashes by 31% from January 2021 to December 2023 (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

New gate, cafe part of Rock Garden’s 20-cr overhaul plan

A senior officer, who was part of the meeting of UT secretary of tourism Hargunjit Kaur with officers from engineering and tourism departments , said the overall plan will be sent to the Union tourism ministry for approval

Inaugurated in 1976 and spread over 40 acres in Sector 1, Chandigarh’s Rock Garden is a popular tourist attraction with a footfall of 5,000 per day. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Panjab University partly rolls back hike in mess prices

The new rates of meals in hostel messes of Panjab University have been fixed at ₹41 per meal for male students and ₹47 for a special meal. For female students the price per meal is ₹40.5 per meal, while the price for a special meal is the same

PU, Chandigarh officials will hold a meeting with the contractors regarding quality concerns over food once all the messes open up. Some student leaders will also be invited for the same. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Fancy number CH01-CV-0001 goes under hammer for a whopping 24L

A total of 601 numbers (fancy and choice) of the new series “CH01-CV”, from 0001 to 9999, were auctioned on Monday at the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) of Chandigarh, which fetched ₹2.4 crore

Craze for fancy numbers: This is the highest bid that Chandigarh has seen in the last decade. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:38 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Brawl over snacks led to Mauli Jagran youth’s murder, 2 held

The brawl between Vedpal and Monty took place outside the community centre in Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, Chandigarh

After scrutiny of closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage in the area and questioning of the guests and staff of the community centre in Mauli Jagran, police zeroed in on accused Vishal and Rinku, both labourers. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

No-confidence motion moved against Zirakpur MC president

Zirakpur MC president Udayvir Singh Dhillon of the Congress had moved the HC hours after 21 out of the total 31 councillors moved a no-confidence motion against him on Monday morning

The son of Deepinder Singh, a Congress candidate from Dera Bassi in 2022 assembly elections, Dhillon was appointed Zirakpur MC president in 2021 after the Congress won 23 seats in the House. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:36 AM IST
By, Mohali

Kalka shocker: 60-year-old brutally stabbed to death, granddaughter, her juvenile aide held

A 60-year-old woman was brutally stabbed to death, allegedly by her 19-year-old granddaughter and her 17-year-old year male friend as she was against their relationship, in Tagra Hasua village in Kalka

After stabbing the victim multiple times in the neck, stomach, chest and waist, the duo fled the scene and was later traced to Ramgarh in Panchkula (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Panchkula

MHA rejects Chandigarh’s proposal to allow freehold ownership of commercial, industrial plots

For over two decades, Chandigarh-based traders have been demanding freehold ownership as they struggle with the sale, purchase and mortgage of these plots, besides other legal complications

Terming the MHA’s stance anti-people, Chandigarh Pradesh Congress Committee president HS Lucky said, the Narendra Modi-led government has betrayed the people. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Staff who retired on completion of year entitled to increment: HC to Haryana government

Reading down Rule 10 of the Haryana Civil Service (revised pay) Rules, 2008, justice Pankaj Jain of the high court in his July 8 order said the uniform date of annual increment mentioned in Rule 10 would mean completion of the year as of July 1 and January 1 of a year

Directing the Haryana government to revise their retiral benefits and pensions accordingly, the HC said the petitioners would be entitled to one increment. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Congress launches ‘Haryana Mange Hisab’ campaign from CM city

The campaign, led by Deepender, was flagged off by the Congress’ state president Udai Bhan after both addressed a huge gathering at Old Vegetable Market in Karnal, Haryana

Congress MP Deepender Hooda flags off Haryana Mange Hisab campaign from Haryana chief minister Nayab Saini’s constituency, Karnal, on Monday. (Twitter)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Karnal

Ahead of Haryana assembly polls, BJP readies BC outreach plan

All eyes are on Tuesday’s state-level Backward Classes Samman Sammelan in Mahendergarh where the Union home minister will be the chief guest

Union home minister Amit Shah will visit Mahendergarh in Haryana on Tuesday to woo backward classes. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 07:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

‘No BJP connect, vying for regaining foothold’

Gurpartap Singh Wadala, who has been formally announced to lead the rebel group of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) as convener of the ‘Akali Dal bachao lehar’, has said efforts will be made to inspire youth to bring them into the party fold. In an interview with HT, he clarifies that the group has no connection with the BJP.

Gurpartap singh WadalaShiromani Akali Dal (Rebel) along with other leaders during the Press conference at People convention center in sector 36 Chandigarh on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 07:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

128 teams formed to control pest in cotton crop

The Punjab department of agriculture and farmer welfare on Monday formed 128 pest surveillance teams under the supervision of two joint director-level officers for regular monitoring of the cotton crop to avert insect attack.

Teams have been constituted in the cotton cultivating districts of Muktsar, Fazilka, Faridkot, Moga, Bathinda, Mansa, Barnala and Sangrur. (HT)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 07:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

No space for rebels in SAD, says Daljit Singh Cheema

Daljit Singh Cheema asserted that there was no space for those leaders who had launched a programme against the party, asserting party workers would not tolerate such elements.

Daljit Singh Cheema
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 07:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

SAD rebels up ante against Sukhbir, launch ‘Akali Dal Bachao Lehar’

Rebel SAD leaders appoint Gurpartap Singh Wadala to lead 'Akali Dal Bachao Lehar', launch mass contact program amidst existential crisis.

Gurpartap Singh Wadala along with other leaders in Chandigarh on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 07:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

4 days on, OPD services hit in Bathinda hospital amid staff’s protest

Health services at the Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital in Bathinda were paralysed on the fourth day on Monday as the employee unions observed a strike, demanding release of a class IV staffer who was recently caught by the vigilance bureau for allegedly conducting fake raids and blackmailing doctors.

Health services at the Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital in Bathinda were paralysed on the fourth day on Monday as the employee unions observed a strike, demanding release of a class IV staffer. (HT)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 07:10 AM IST
By, Bathinda
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