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Mohali man arrested for gangraping HP woman, aide on the run

Updated on Dec 30, 2022 12:24 AM IST

Police on Thursday arrested a Mohali resident for his alleged involvement in the gangrape of a 26-year-old woman from Himachal Pradesh

The victim said the accused kept her captive and gangraped her over four days. (Representative image)
The victim said the accused kept her captive and gangraped her over four days. (Representative image)
By, Chandigarh

Hisar villagers urge MP for electricity connection to deceased soldier’s house

: The residents of Sindol village in Hisar have written to the local MP Brijendra Singh to provide electricity connection to the family of deceased soldier Somvir Singh, who along with 15 others died in a road mishap in Sikkim last week

Hisar villagers urge MP for electricity connection to deceased soldier’s house
Hisar villagers urge MP for electricity connection to deceased soldier’s house
Updated on Dec 30, 2022 12:18 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Changes at the top, unabated snatching, robberies mark a turbulent year for Ludhiana police

The Ludhiana police department witnessed three changes at the top this year. Mandeep Singh Sidhu joined as commissioner of police on November 15, replacing Kaustubh Sharma — who had remained in the position for nine months between April 8 and November 14. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar had earlier served as police chief

Two incidents of custodial deaths in seven months this year also put the Ludhiana police under scanner. On October 1, an accused arrested for allegedly murdering a factory worker during a robbery bid died by suicide in the custody of CIA staff 1. The man used a blanket to hang himself from a grill in the lockup. (HT FIE PHOTO)
Two incidents of custodial deaths in seven months this year also put the Ludhiana police under scanner. On October 1, an accused arrested for allegedly murdering a factory worker during a robbery bid died by suicide in the custody of CIA staff 1. The man used a blanket to hang himself from a grill in the lockup. (HT FIE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 11:51 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Seven school students injured after truck rams into stationary bus in Ludhiana

Truck driver failed to notice bus that was parked roadside near the Khanna bus stand, Ludhiana; flees after the incident

Mangled remains of the bus ferrying school students and (right) the truck in Khanna, Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Mangled remains of the bus ferrying school students and (right) the truck in Khanna, Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 11:49 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Chargesheet filed in former Jammu and Kashmir DG prisons Lohia murder case

The Special Investigative Team (SIT) of Crime Branch, Jammu, produced a chargesheet against the accused in the murder of former director general (prisons), Jammu and Kashmir, HK Lohia.

On October 3, Jammu and Kashmir DG prisons HK Lohia was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his house in Jammu’s Udeyawala with his throat slit. Next day, Yasir Ahmed, the prime accused in the murder, was apprehended.
On October 3, Jammu and Kashmir DG prisons HK Lohia was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his house in Jammu’s Udeyawala with his throat slit. Next day, Yasir Ahmed, the prime accused in the murder, was apprehended.
Published on Dec 29, 2022 10:50 PM IST
By, Srinagar

J&K: Army opens fire after noticing suspicious movement along LoC

The army on Thursday opened fire in the Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir after noticing suspicious movements, along the Line of Control (LoC), army sources informed.

Special Operation Group and Crises Response Team (CRT) of Jammu and Kashmir Police search a forest area in Bajalta, near the location of Wednesday's encounter between terrorists and security forces in which four terrorists were killed, in Jammu on Thursday. (PTI)
Special Operation Group and Crises Response Team (CRT) of Jammu and Kashmir Police search a forest area in Bajalta, near the location of Wednesday's encounter between terrorists and security forces in which four terrorists were killed, in Jammu on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 10:52 PM IST
ByANI, Jammu

Srinagar receives season’s first snowfall

Fresh snowfall led to the closure of the historical Mughal Road and the Srinagar-Leh national highway. Srinagar city received the season’s first snowfall. Day temperature across Kashmir sees a decline

Vehicles ply on the Gulmarg road after a fresh spell of snow on Thursday. Fresh snowfall started in the upper reaches of Kashmir valley on Thursday. Srinagar city received the season’s first snowfall. (Waseem Andrabi /HTPhoto)
Vehicles ply on the Gulmarg road after a fresh spell of snow on Thursday. Fresh snowfall started in the upper reaches of Kashmir valley on Thursday. Srinagar city received the season’s first snowfall. (Waseem Andrabi /HTPhoto)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 10:41 PM IST
By, Srinagar

Kashmir to ring in New Year with carnivals, musicals

Snowfall has started in higher reaches of the Valley. Kashmir is planning to celebrate the New Year with musical parties and carnivals.The year witnessed the highest-ever arrival of tourists in Kashmir in the history

Kashmir is planning to celebrate the New Year with musical parties and carnivals as tourists continue to keep their date with the Himalayan valley. Snowfall has already started in the higher reaches of the Valley which tourism players expect to make the events merrier as the year ends. (Waseem Andrabi/ HT File Photo)
Kashmir is planning to celebrate the New Year with musical parties and carnivals as tourists continue to keep their date with the Himalayan valley. Snowfall has already started in the higher reaches of the Valley which tourism players expect to make the events merrier as the year ends. (Waseem Andrabi/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 10:35 PM IST
ByAshiq Hussain, Srinagar

Himachal CM Sukhu: Chalk out plan to provide housing to slum dwellers

Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu reviewed the functioning of urban development department, town and country planning and municipal corporations.

Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu directed the officers to come up with a concrete plan to provide proper housing to slum dwellers, particularly in Shimla town, so that they can live in a better and hygienic environment. (ANI File Photo)
Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu directed the officers to come up with a concrete plan to provide proper housing to slum dwellers, particularly in Shimla town, so that they can live in a better and hygienic environment. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 10:32 PM IST
By, Shimla

Higher reaches of Himachal get fresh snow, tourists warned not to visit snow-bound areas

With the higher reaches of Himachal experiencing fresh snowfall, the district police in Lahaul and Spiti have advised tourists not to venture out in snow-bound regions of the tribal district.

“Snowfall has started in Lahaul and Spiti district. Tourists in Himachal are advised to avoid unnecessary travel in inclement weather and travel in case of emergency,” said superintendent of police, Lahaul and Spiti, Manav Verma. (Deepak Sansta / HT)
“Snowfall has started in Lahaul and Spiti district. Tourists in Himachal are advised to avoid unnecessary travel in inclement weather and travel in case of emergency,” said superintendent of police, Lahaul and Spiti, Manav Verma. (Deepak Sansta / HT)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 10:29 PM IST
By, Shimla

Closure of cement plants: Deadlock between Adani Group, Himachal government continues

A fortnight after the Adani Group suspended its operations in two cement plants for an indefinite period, crucial talks between Himachal government sub-committee, truckers and company officials remained inconclusive

Crucial talks between Himachal government sub-committee, truckers and company officials remained inconclusive a fortnight after the Adani Group suspended its operations in two cement plants for an indefinite period. (HT File Photo/ Representational image)
Crucial talks between Himachal government sub-committee, truckers and company officials remained inconclusive a fortnight after the Adani Group suspended its operations in two cement plants for an indefinite period. (HT File Photo/ Representational image)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 11:59 PM IST
By, Shimla

Zira factory stir: After flip-flops, protesters again decide to join probe committees

After a series of flip-flops, representatives of Sanjha Morcha, which is protesting against the alcohol-making unit in Zira village, have consented to join the state government’s probe committees, formed to examine charges of pollution by the unit.

The union has been protesting against Malbros International Private Limited in Mansurwal village of Zira assembly segment of Ferozepur for the last 156 days. (HT File photo)
The union has been protesting against Malbros International Private Limited in Mansurwal village of Zira assembly segment of Ferozepur for the last 156 days. (HT File photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 09:58 PM IST
ByGaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Ferozepur

HC orders 50 lakh compensation to Gurugram teacher couple for illegal termination by school

The couple- Parveen Singh Shekhawat and Ajay Singh Shekhawat- were employed as teachers at G D Goenka School, Gurugram and both were terminated in June/July 2015

HC orders <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 lakh compensation to Gurugram teacher couple for illegal termination by school (Getty Images)
HC orders 50 lakh compensation to Gurugram teacher couple for illegal termination by school (Getty Images)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 09:52 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Haryana speaker to seek legal advice if House can discuss sub judice matters

The decision to seek legal advice by the Haryana speaker comes a day after deputy speaker Ranbir Gangwa disallowed the already admitted calling attention notice

Haryana speaker to seek legal advice if House can discuss sub judice matters (PTI)
Haryana speaker to seek legal advice if House can discuss sub judice matters (PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 09:33 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Hooda demands white paper on Haryana’s ‘rising debt’

fFormer chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the present state government has pushed Haryana into the debt trap of more than ₹4 lakh crore

Hooda demands white paper on Haryana’s ‘rising debt’
Hooda demands white paper on Haryana’s ‘rising debt’
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 09:09 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Barnala robbery: Five gang members held with 2 pistols

With the arrest of five persons along with two pistols, the district police claimed that a gang of robbers, who have allegedly robbed a father-son duo in Barnala, were nabbed on Thursday.

The police have recovered a .32 country made pistols, a .315 bore country made pistol, three cartridges and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span> 4.40 lakh from the possession of the accused. (Representational Photo)
The police have recovered a .32 country made pistols, a .315 bore country made pistol, three cartridges and 4.40 lakh from the possession of the accused. (Representational Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 08:46 PM IST
By, Faridkot

Punjab vigilance nabs sub-inspector in bribery case

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) arrested police sub-inspector (SI) Baljitpal Singh, posted at Mour police station in Bathinda district, on Thursday for demanding and accepting a bribe of ₹ 50,000.

The accused SI has been arrested for accepting the bribe money in two installments from complainant Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Partap Nagar in Bathinda city. (Representational Photo)
The accused SI has been arrested for accepting the bribe money in two installments from complainant Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Partap Nagar in Bathinda city. (Representational Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 08:40 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

24.5% rise in GST revenue during April-November period in Punjab

Punjab finance and taxation minister Harpal Singh Cheema on Thursday said the taxation department has improved its performance month-on-month as compared to last year during the first eight months of the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government.

The goods and services tax collection has increased by 24.5% between April and November 2022-23 as compared to the same period of last year. (PTI file photo)
The goods and services tax collection has increased by 24.5% between April and November 2022-23 as compared to the same period of last year. (PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 08:36 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Bank fraud: ED raids Punjab milk products processing business group

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said it has seized ₹1.15 crore cash, mobile phones and property documents after raiding the premises of a Punjab-based businessman in connection with a money laundering probe linked to an alleged bank loan fraud.

The money laundering case stems from an FIR of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed against the accused earlier, it said. (Representational Photo)
The money laundering case stems from an FIR of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed against the accused earlier, it said. (Representational Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 08:32 PM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Wrong information in assembly: Haryana education dept suspends two officials

Tendering an “unqualified and unconditional apology” for the lapse, the director, school education in a communiqué to assembly speaker Gian Chand Gupta assured that there would not be “any misrepresentation of the facts in future”

Wrong information in assembly: Haryana education dept suspends two officials (HT File)
Wrong information in assembly: Haryana education dept suspends two officials (HT File)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 08:21 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Infant among two children suffocate to death in Karnal

It was suspected that the children suffocated to death after falling asleep with an angithi (brazier) kept in the room to keep them warm

Infant among two children suffocate to death in Karnal
Infant among two children suffocate to death in Karnal
Published on Dec 29, 2022 07:54 PM IST
By, Karnal

Farmers protest outside residences of CM Khattar, ministers over sugarcane SAP

The Haryana government has decided to retain the last year’s SAP of ₹ 362 and ₹ 355 per quintal for early and late varieties for the current crushing season respectively

Farmers protest outside residences of CM Khattar, ministers over sugarcane SAP
Farmers protest outside residences of CM Khattar, ministers over sugarcane SAP
Published on Dec 29, 2022 07:36 PM IST
By, Karnal

NCP hits out at J&K administration over security situation

The NCP alleged that the administration’s attitude towards curbing terror and violence in the valley was ‘casual’ and it had created ‘an atmosphere of fear and anxiety among the masses’

Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor (LG) Manoj Sinha. (HT File Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor (LG) Manoj Sinha. (HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 03:52 PM IST
BySaptarshi Das

Punjab, Haryana reel under intense cold amid fog

Rupnagar coldest place in Punjab at 4.5 degrees Celsius, while Hisar in Haryana recorded low of 4.8 degrees Celsius

A devotee braving the chill to take a dip at Golden Temple in Amritsar on the birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, on Thursday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
A devotee braving the chill to take a dip at Golden Temple in Amritsar on the birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, on Thursday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 01:49 PM IST
ByPress Trust of India

Carpenter’s daughter carves out success story, makes it to India senior women’s cricket team

As captain of the Chandigarh women’s team Amanjot Kaur was credited for carrying many a match on her dependable shoulders. She once even attended an India camp.

Delighted over her maiden selection, Amanjot said, “I am filled with indescribable joy. I have been dreaming of representing my country for so long, and finally I get to live my dream.” (Representational Image/HT File)
Delighted over her maiden selection, Amanjot said, “I am filled with indescribable joy. I have been dreaming of representing my country for so long, and finally I get to live my dream.” (Representational Image/HT File)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 05:23 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

UT mulls hiring 15 doctors for GMSH-16 tele-medicine hub

In a letter to UT adviser Dharam Pal, the health department said that the 15 recruits should include nine specialists, one of each speciality, and six general physicians.

The UT health department has proposed that 15 doctors be recruited to exclusively provide tele-consultation at the upcoming tele-medicine hub at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH-16). (Representational Image/HT File)
The UT health department has proposed that 15 doctors be recruited to exclusively provide tele-consultation at the upcoming tele-medicine hub at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH-16). (Representational Image/HT File)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 05:19 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Reliance Jio first to roll out 5G services in Chandigarh tricity

Telecom company Reliance Jio on Wednesday became the first operator to roll out 5G services in the Chandigarh tricity area, which includes Mohali, Panchkula, Zirakpur, Kharar and Dera Bassi

Telecom company Reliance Jio on Wednesday became the first operator to roll out 5G services in the Chandigarh tricity area, which includes Mohali, Panchkula, Zirakpur, Kharar and Dera Bassi (HT)
Telecom company Reliance Jio on Wednesday became the first operator to roll out 5G services in the Chandigarh tricity area, which includes Mohali, Panchkula, Zirakpur, Kharar and Dera Bassi (HT)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 05:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh sees slight rise in mercury, respite to be short-lived

Bringing respite to city residents after days of teeth-chattering cold, the mercury rose to 19.4°C from 15.8°C on Wednesday. The relief, however, will be short-lived as the temperature is expected to plummet from December 31.

The city recorded a low of 5.1°C on Wednesday, which is a degree below normal. (Ravi Kumar/ HT)
The city recorded a low of 5.1°C on Wednesday, which is a degree below normal. (Ravi Kumar/ HT)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 05:13 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Woman CISF constable dies in Ambala hit-and-run

A 35-year-old woman Central Industrial Training Force (CISF) constable was killed after a truck rammed into her two-wheeler in the Ambala Cantonmen

The victim, Minto Kumari of Uttar Pradesh, was posted at the Punjab and Haryana civil secretariat in Chandigarh. She is survived by her eight-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. (Getty Images/Representational Image)
The victim, Minto Kumari of Uttar Pradesh, was posted at the Punjab and Haryana civil secretariat in Chandigarh. She is survived by her eight-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. (Getty Images/Representational Image)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 05:11 AM IST
By, Ambala

Gas leak: Fire breaks out in Chandigarh house, 5 of family injured

Five members of a family sustained burns after their rented accommodation caught fire due to a gas leak in Hallomajra

The victims are Kanchan, his wife Kusum, and their three daughters aged 7, 5 and 3. Police said that they received a call regarding a house fire at around 8.50 pm, after which a fire tender was pressed into service to douse the flames. (Representational Image/HT File)
The victims are Kanchan, his wife Kusum, and their three daughters aged 7, 5 and 3. Police said that they received a call regarding a house fire at around 8.50 pm, after which a fire tender was pressed into service to douse the flames. (Representational Image/HT File)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 05:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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