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The Haryana government had recommended the structural audit of 60 condominiums in March this year on the basis of multiple complaints lodged by residents. (HT Archive)

DTCP receives structural audit report of 15 condos

The department of town and country planning (DTCP) on Wednesday said it has received structural audit reports of 15 of the 16 projects in which inspections were conducted by four private firms. The DTCP officials said based on the recommendations of the experts, remedial measures will be taken. The DTCP had issued a work order on September 12 to four private firms to conduct a structural audit of 16 condominiums in the city.

Jaysukh Patel (centre) of Oreva Group after he surrendered before the sessions court in Morbi on January 30. (ANI photo)

Morbi bridge collapse: Oreva MD Jaysukh Patel sent to police custody

The sessions court of Morbi on Wednesday sent managing director of Oreva group, Jaysukh Patel, to jail after his police remand ended. The chief judicial magistrate court of Morbi on February 2 granted remand till Wednesday to Patel who surrendered before the court on January 31. Police have arrested nine people and the government constituted a special investigation team.

The entire incident was caught on camera and it was widely shared on social media. (Representative file image)

Three arrested for allegedly torturing, urinating on youth in Assam: Police

In a shocking incident reported from Assam's Hailakandi district, three persons were arrested for allegedly assaulting and urinating on a man over suspicion of him being a thief, police said. The incident took place in Kathlichera area on Monday evening and police detained four persons including two women on Tuesday. Superintendent of police of Hailakandi district, Navaneet Mahanta said they arrested three of them.

he Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) on Wednesday arrested a panchayat secretary, Hardyal Singh, posted at Valtoha in Tarn Taran district for amassing wealth more than his known sources of income. (Representational photo)

Punjab: Panchayat secy caught in disproportionate assets case

The Punjab vigilance bureau on Wednesday arrested a panchayat secretary, Hardyal Singh, posted at Valtoha in Tarn Taran district for amassing wealth more than his known sources of income. Also read: Punjab: BSF shoots down Pakistani drone along border in Amritsar A VB spokesperson said a case was registered against the panchayat secretary, who belongs to Dasuwal village of the district, after an inquiry into allegations of disproportionate assets created through corruption.

Police said the suspects have been identified and raids were being conducted to nab them. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘Now become a hero’: Faridabad student stabbed 20 times by schoolmates, dies

A group of around 10 schoolmates and others allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old boy to death when he was returning home in Faridabad's Sector 56. Police said the suspects have been identified and raids are being conducted to nab them. Police said the class 11 student was attacked after he got down from his school bus around 3.30pm on Tuesday and was riding pillion on a friend's motorcycle.

Kalvakuntla Kavitha. (File Photo)

CBI arrests KCR’s daughter’s ex-CA in Delhi excise policy scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday arrested Hyderabad-based chartered accountant Butchibabu Gorantla, in connection with the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. He is understood to be a former chartered accountant of Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter and Bharat Rashtra Samithi MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha, who was earlier questioned by the central agency in connection with the policy.

The state government spending on education in Punjab has increased from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4,339.54 crore in 2010-11 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15,654.2 crore in 2022-23. Punjab’s literacy rate has risen from 75.84% (2011 Census) to 83.7% (75th Round of NSSO, 2018). Additionally, Class 12 board results of government schools showed an increase of 22.08%, i.e., from 68.9% in 2017-18 to 90.98% in 2021-22. (Representational photo)

Guest Column| Punjab model focuses on quality education

Read: Samagra Shiksha programme: Centre proposes ?1,181 crore allocation for Punjab next fiscal The school education department in Punjab is working to ensure an inclusive framework for growth. With governments focusing on school education, Punjab schools have set an example. Good governance, school leadership and active community engagement are pillars that have strengthened school education in Punjab. Punjab's literacy rate has risen from 75.84% (2011 Census) to 83.7% (75th Round of NSSO, 2018).

The panel will screen the candidates for the upcoming assembly polls and will recommend names to the party's Central Election Committee headed by party chief Mallikarjun Kharge. (HT)

Mohan Prakash to head Cong's candidate screening panel for Karnataka poll

The Congress on Tuesday set up a screening committee for selecting candidate for the Karnataka assembly polls, appointing senior leader Mohan Prakash as its chairman. The Congress also named Rajya Sabha MP Neeraj Dangi, Mohammad Jawed and Saptagiri Ulaka as members of the screening committee for Karnataka. Karnataka assembly polls are slated in a few months.

Mukul Sangma. (ANI)

Meghalaya govt signed border accord as per Assam’s dictate: TMC leader

Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Sangma has accused the Meghalaya government of signing the border agreement with Assam as per ?the dictate? of the neighbouring state. He claimed Meghalaya's people have not accepted the accord. Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart, Conrad Sangma, signed an agreement in March to resolve the five-decade-old dispute in six of the 12 contested areas along their 884.9 km-long border between the two states.

Ricky Kej (left) is a popular music composer from Bengaluru.

Bengaluru's Ricky Kej wins 3rd Grammy award; Modi, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw react

Popular musician and environmentalist from Bengaluru, Ricky Kej, won his third Grammy award on Monday and congratulations poured in on social media from several notable figures, including prime minister Narendra Modi and Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. Kej won his third Grammy under the 'Best Immersive Audio Album' category for his album Divine Tides, which won him his second Grammy last year, in the 'Best New Age Album' category.

Karnataka minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan holds the Higher Education and IT/BT portfolios..

BJP enrolled over 40.5 lakh members during Vijaya Sankalpa Yatra: Karnataka min

More than 40.5 lakh people have become members of the Bharatiya Janata Party ever since it launched the 'Vijaya Sankalpa' drive in poll-bound Karnataka, state Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan said on Tuesday. Launched by BJP national president J P Nadda on January 21, the campaign went on till February 5 and covered almost all the districts and registered its presence in most of the booths of the state, BJP sources said.

Officials said five houses developed cracks in the Singh Dhar ward. (PTI)

More houses develop cracks in Joshimath

Five more houses developed cracks in Uttarakhand's land subsidence-hit Joshimath, taking the number of such structures to 868, officials said. The number of houses with cracks earlier increased to 863 on January 20 from 849 a day earlier. The officials said five houses developed cracks in the Singh Dhar ward. As many as 156 houses have now developed cracks in Joshimath's worst-hit area. Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti convener Atul Sati said people were being forced to live in houses declared unsafe.

Karnataka is likely to undergo Assembly elections in April-May 2023 to elect all 224 members of the Legislative Assembly.

‘Bommai not expanding cabinet because...’: Siddaramaiah ahead of Assembly polls

Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is not expanding the Karnataka Cabinet as it is avoiding appointing the son of its senior leader BS Yediyurappa. Karnataka is likely to undergo Assembly elections in April-May 2023 to elect all 224 members of the Legislative Assembly. It is pertinent to mention that the party made a leadership change in July 2018, replacing the then-chief minister BS Yediyurappa with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Police said that a probe is underway and action will be taken against the family and placement agency. (Representative file image)

Minor girl working as domestic help in Gurugram sexually assaulted: Police

A 14-year-old girl working as a domestic help was rescued from a house in Gurugram on Tuesday, police said. A team of one stop crisis center (Sakhi) and the police on Tuesday rescued the girl who was hired through a placement agency in Delhi. Police said that a probe is underway and action will be taken against the family and placement agency once the investigation is completed. The girl was sexually harassed too, said police.

FILE PHOTO: Airbus intends to recruit more than 13,000 people globally.

Aerospace major Airbus to host talent scouting event at Aero India in Bengaluru

European aerospace giant Airbus will host a public meet-and-greet event aimed at recruiting engineering and IT talent at 'Aero India', which is slated to be held in Bengaluru this month, officials said. The 14th edition of 'Aero India', known as Asia's largest aerospace exhibition, will be held from February 13 to 17.

On February 14, Hotel Shivalikview will be auctioning off two luxury cars that were confiscated in 2018 from two Punjab-based businessmen. (Biswajit Debnath/HT)

22-lakh hotel bills not paid, CITCO to auction cars of 2 bizmen

To make up for its loss, Hotel Shivalikview will be auctioning off two luxury cars that were confiscated in 2018 from two Punjab-based businessmen after they failed to clear their bills of ?11 lakh each. Businessmen Ashwani Chopra of Ludhiana and Ramnik Bansal of Ferozepur were known to each other, but were staying in separate rooms of the hotel after checking in on April 4, 2018.

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