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BSNL cables were stolen from Sectors 4 and 10.

Four of gang held for stealing BSNL cables in Chandigarh

PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 12:39 AM IST
The accused were nabbed in Ghaziabad, UP, and brought to Chandigarh. They were produced before a court, which sent them to six-day police custody
According to the administration, more than 1.17 metric tonnes of wheat was procured by the agencies till Tuesday. (HT Photo)
According to the administration, more than 1.17 metric tonnes of wheat was procured by the agencies till Tuesday. (HT Photo)

Tardy lifting of wheat has Ambala mandi jam-packed

By Bhavey Nagpal
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 12:37 AM IST
Farmers have been facing problem unloading their produce, as there is no space left in the mandi, resulting in extended queues and longer wait outside the counters to get the gate passes in the scorching heat
The work on the ambitious <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500-crore project is set to start in February 2022.
The work on the ambitious 500-crore project is set to start in February 2022.

Chandigarh’s 24x7 water supply project to be high on green gains

PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 12:35 AM IST
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, conservation of groundwater and cutback in water wastage in the city from existing 36% to 15% are some of the environmental gains that will come along the 24x7 water supply project once it’s fully implemented
The Haryana CM opted to attend state-wide celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti through video conferencing. (HT FILE)
The Haryana CM opted to attend state-wide celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti through video conferencing. (HT FILE)

Amid farmers’ protest threats, Haryana CM, Dushyant give Ambedkar Jayanti events a miss

By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 12:35 AM IST
The boycott call given by the agitating farmers against BJP-JJP leaders forced Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar to cancel his visit to Jat community-dominated Sonepat, where he was to attend a function of the BJP to mark Ambedkar Jayanti and inaugurate some developmental projects
The tricity had hit the peak on April 12, with 1,310 cases, while 1,184 were reported on April 13. (HT File Photo)
The tricity had hit the peak on April 12, with 1,310 cases, while 1,184 were reported on April 13. (HT File Photo)

1,070 test Covid +ve, 7 succumb in Chandigarh tricity

PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 12:28 AM IST
Chandigarh accounted for 421 fresh cases and three deaths, while 373 cases surfaced and three patients died in Mohali district and 276 people tested positive and one succumbed in Panchkula
Police restricting entry to Dhakoli, which was declared a containment zone by the Mohali administration. (Sant Arora/HT)
Police restricting entry to Dhakoli, which was declared a containment zone by the Mohali administration. (Sant Arora/HT)

Central team finds flaws in Mohali admn’s Covid management

PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 12:22 AM IST
The report highlighted unsatisfactory contact tracing, wherein only addresses are asked and there is no real intent to trace the infection trail and even containment zones remain just on paper
Poonam Yadav, 32, was recruited as a constable in 2011.
Poonam Yadav, 32, was recruited as a constable in 2011.

Woman constable killed in Chandigarh road mishap

PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 12:18 AM IST
Posted at the police station in Sector 31, she was on her way home with medicines for two-year-old son when a truck hit her scooter on a slip road at Tribune Chowk
Passengers seen at Chandigarh International Airport in Chandigarh during the lockdown imposed in 2020. (ANI Photo)
Passengers seen at Chandigarh International Airport in Chandigarh during the lockdown imposed in 2020. (ANI Photo)

Punjab makes negative RT-PCR test mandatory for air travellers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Punjab has witnessed a surge in Covid-19 cases since March.
The Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla is packed to capacity amid the surge in Covid cases in the state. (HT Photo)
The Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla is packed to capacity amid the surge in Covid cases in the state. (HT Photo)

Amid Covid rush, hospitals seek HP govt help to increase capacity

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 04:48 PM IST
The surge in Covid-19 cases is pushing pressure on the state’s health infrastructure with the two main hospitals, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, and Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, working on full capacity
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal being felicitated on his arrival in Jalandhar on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal being felicitated on his arrival in Jalandhar on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

Dalit to be Punjab deputy CM if SAD voted to power: Sukhbir

By Gagandeep Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 03:20 PM IST
On an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party, Sukhbir Singh Badal said the SAD is in talks but will make an announcement once a tie-up is finalised
Guard Sunil Kumar and the Axis Bank branch in Sector 34, Chandigarh, from where he stole <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4.04 crore on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Guard Sunil Kumar and the Axis Bank branch in Sector 34, Chandigarh, from where he stole 4.04 crore on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Guard held with 4.03 crore he stole from Axis Bank in Chandigarh

UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 12:15 AM IST
Had hidden a bag containing 4 crore of the stolen amount in jungle area; spent 86,000 of the remaining 4 lakh on a new phone, clothes and paying for hotel bills in Panchkula’s Raipur Rani
Punjab Police inspector general Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and (right) chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh. (HT file photos)
Punjab Police inspector general Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and (right) chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh. (HT file photos)

Will continue to serve society, but not as IPS: Kunwar Vijay Pratap

UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 10:11 AM IST
In Facebook post, 1998-batch IPS officer reiterates voluntary retirement decision despite Punjab CM rejecting his resignation
A worker dries wheat at a grain market in Bathinda last week. (HT Photo)
A worker dries wheat at a grain market in Bathinda last week. (HT Photo)

Feeling happy, empowered, say Punjab’s first two DBT beneficiaries

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 01:45 AM IST
Punjab’s first two direct benefit transfer (DBT) beneficiaries — Tarlochan Singh (48) of Rupnagar district’s Bhurara village and Dalip Singh (39) of Patiala’s Neelpur village — were all praise for the new system, saying the arhtiyas (commission agents) need not be apprehensive of the central government’s scheme
Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu at Faridkot’s Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu at Faridkot’s Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

Make reports on 2015 police firing, drugs public: Navjot Sidhu to Amarinder govt

By Parteek Singh Mahal
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 01:45 AM IST
Visits Faridkot’s Burj Jawahar Singh Wala gurdwara that was epicentre of 2015 sacrilege, says justice delayed is justice denied
Inspector Baljit Singh
Inspector Baljit Singh

Punjab Police inspector booked for letting off 2 peddlers for 3.5 lakh, on the run

By Anil Sharma
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 01:45 AM IST
A Punjab Police inspector and a head constable were booked for allegedly accepting 3
The Punjab and Haryana high court had on April 9 asked the state government to reconstitute the SIT without Kunwar Vijay. (HT photo)
The Punjab and Haryana high court had on April 9 asked the state government to reconstitute the SIT without Kunwar Vijay. (HT photo)

SIT head Kunwar Vijay seeks early retirement, Amarinder says no

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 01:44 AM IST
the IG’s resignation comes days after the Punjab and Haryana high court reportedly quashed the the probe reports submitted by Punjab Police in two FIRs in Kotkapura violence
Balbir Singh Jr, part of 1958 Asian Games silver medal-winning hockey team, dead
Balbir Singh Jr, part of 1958 Asian Games silver medal-winning hockey team, dead

Balbir Singh Jr, part of 1958 Asian Games silver medal-winning hockey team, dead

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 01:22 AM IST
Born on May 2, 1932, at Sansarpur in Jalandhar, Balbir played alongside legends like Balbir Singh Senior, Leslie Claudius, Prithipal Singh, Balkishan and Charles Stephen
A nurse administering vaccine to a woman at PGIMS in Rohtak on Tuesday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
A nurse administering vaccine to a woman at PGIMS in Rohtak on Tuesday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)

Haryana logs 3,845 Covid cases in biggest daily jump

By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 01:17 AM IST
Fresh Covid-19 cases continued to rise at an alarming rate in Haryana as 3,845 fresh cases were recorded in state on Tuesday and 16 people succumbed to the contagion, according to the health bulletin
SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal paying obeisance at Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal paying obeisance at Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Sukhbir declares Jeet Sidhu as SAD candidate from Talwandi Sabo

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 01:17 AM IST
In the 2017 polls, Sidhu faced an electoral debacle when he lost to AAP’s Baljnder Kaur, a novice candidate, and finished third
The ruling alliance in Haryana has been at the receiving end of hostile protests, social boycotts and disruptions of their scheduled events by angry farmers. (PTI)
The ruling alliance in Haryana has been at the receiving end of hostile protests, social boycotts and disruptions of their scheduled events by angry farmers. (PTI)

No smooth sailing for Haryana’s BJP-JJP govt amid boycotts, protests by farmers

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 12:55 AM IST
The BJP-JJP government in Haryana is struggling to find a way to restore its authority and normalise social-public engagements amid the ongoing farmers’ protests
Gang involved in petrol pump robberies busted, 6 arrested in Amritsar
Gang involved in petrol pump robberies busted, 6 arrested in Amritsar

Gang involved in petrol pump robberies busted, 6 arrested in Amritsar

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 12:51 AM IST
Were wanted in 17 cases of filling station loot, six of vehicle lifting, murder and attempt to murder, say police
At 5,200ft, the cave shrine is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimages and devotees from all over the country and abroad visit the shrine on auspicious days. (PTI)
At 5,200ft, the cave shrine is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimages and devotees from all over the country and abroad visit the shrine on auspicious days. (PTI)

11,400 devotees reach for Vaishno Devi pilgrimage, 71 travellers test positive

UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 10:31 AM IST
Last year, the shrine had been closed on March 18 and re-opened on August 16 after a hiatus of almost five months
Harsimrat making political hay from Covid crisis: CM
Harsimrat making political hay from Covid crisis: CM

Harsimrat making political hay from Covid crisis: CM

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 12:38 AM IST
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday accused SAD MP and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal of insensitive attempts to make political hay from the current Covid crisis in the state
Punjab registers 53 deaths, 3,003 fresh Covid cases
Punjab registers 53 deaths, 3,003 fresh Covid cases

Punjab registers 53 deaths, 3,003 fresh Covid cases

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 12:35 AM IST
Seven deaths were reported in Hoshiarpur, six each in Sangrur and Gurdaspur and five each in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala
The examinations were conducted in compliance with Covid guidelines. (Deepak Sansta / HT)
The examinations were conducted in compliance with Covid guidelines. (Deepak Sansta / HT)

Amid Covid surge, 2 lakh students appear for annual exam in HP

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 12:34 AM IST
A day after Himachal Pradesh recorded the highest ever spike in coronavirus cases with 1,089 fresh infections, around two lakh students appeared for the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education’s annual examination on Tuesday
The number of active cases, which has been rising steadily since March, have reached 8,681. (ANI)
The number of active cases, which has been rising steadily since March, have reached 8,681. (ANI)

J&K detects record 1,269 new cases

By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 12:29 AM IST
J&K had recorded an all-time high of 1,698 daily cases on September 12,2020 and 1,457 infections on September 20.
An otherwise busy market wearing a deserted look in Dhakoli on Tuesday. (Sant Arora/HT)
An otherwise busy market wearing a deserted look in Dhakoli on Tuesday. (Sant Arora/HT)

Mohali admn scrambles to contain virus spread in Dhakoli

UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 12:17 AM IST
A 24x7 control room has also been set up at Dera Bassi SDM office and people can dial 01762-528116 for assistance; areas declared containment zones include Dhakoli, Peer Muchalla, Kishanpura and Ghazipur, which together have a population of about 1 lakh
In Dharamshala, Nehria was elected unopposed for the top post while voting was held for the post of his deputy, which was won by independent councillor Sarv Chand. (HT Photo)
In Dharamshala, Nehria was elected unopposed for the top post while voting was held for the post of his deputy, which was won by independent councillor Sarv Chand. (HT Photo)

Nehria is Dharamshala mayor; Deepali, Poonam to take charge of Mandi, Palampur MCs

By Gaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 11:58 PM IST
Election to deputy mayor and mayor in the Solan municipal corporation was deferred to April 16 amid high-voltage drama
About 9,700 DMCs/degrees of SC students of affiliated colleges are pending with Panjab University. (HT File Photo)
About 9,700 DMCs/degrees of SC students of affiliated colleges are pending with Panjab University. (HT File Photo)

Post-matric scholarship: PU to issue degrees to SC students

By Dar Ovais
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 11:55 PM IST
However, only those students will get their detailed marks certificates and degrees who have deposited the exam fee; recommendation made by a special panel and approved by V-C
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