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Maha man shoots clip on cop's chair, now languishing inside same police station

A 51-year-old man from Maharashtra's Thane district was arrested after a video of Patil sitting on a police officer's chair went viral on social media. According to reports, the accused, named Surendra Patil – a builder with a massive social media following, went inside the Manpada police station in connection with another case. Police have seized a licensed revolver with five cartridges, a kukri, and a high-end car from the accused.

BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses a press conference at BJP office in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)

‘Rahul acting a martyr with eye on Karnataka polls’

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of lying to defend his London speech and trying to take political mileage out of his disqualification as a Lok Sabha member. Prasad alleged that Gandhi was trying to distract attention from his disparaging remarks about backward classes. He also accused Gandhi of going abroad to cry whenever he lost elections and not responding to SC's request to check his phone for Pegasus.

Due to the ongoing Pune Metro work and the construction of a new building within the Shivajinagar court premises, parking has become a difficult issue for visitors, including lawyers. (HT PHOTO)

Pay and park facility to start at Family Court

After 5 years of waiting, the Bombay High Court has approved the establishment of a pay and park scheme at the Pune Family Court premises. The scheme will streamline parking arrangements, benefit litigants, family lawyers and general visitors, and charge a monthly rent of ?10,000 to the contractor. The court's lawyer fraternity has expressed satisfaction with the approval, as parking has become increasingly difficult due to the ongoing Pune Metro work. The facility will begin soon and will benefit all stakeholders.

The Vice Admiral spoke on the topic ‘Maritime Governance and Matters Maritime’. (HT PHOTO)

Blue economy opportunities are significant: NDA Commandant

Vice Admiral Kochhar discussed the emergence of narco-terrorism in the Arabian Sea and the need for Underwater Domain Awareness. He outlined the areas that require maritime governance and responsible resource management to effectively harness the blue economy. Lt Gen (retd) D B Shekatkar emphasised the importance of maritime security and India's need to preserve its resources in the EEZ.

The police have not taken action against the youths, but the police are preparing other 8-10 active members of the group on a production warrant for questioning. (HT File Photo)

Action against Amritpal: Khanna police to bring ‘AKF’ WhatsApp group members on production warrant

Khanna police scanned the mobile phone of Tejinder Singh Gill, a gunman of fugitive pro-Khalistani leader, and found two WhatsApp groups with instructions to get new members inducted. The police have arrested 8-10 active members of the group and are preparing to bring them on a production warrant for questioning. Videos and pictures from his phone showed Tejinder loading weapons and members of the AKF wearing bulletproof jackets with AKF logo. An FIR has been registered against Tejinder.

The court of additional district and sessions judge on Thursday issued notice to the state government for March 28. (Representational Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )

Ex-DIG moves anticipatory bail plea in Kotkapura firing case

Former deputy inspector general of police Amar Singh Chahal has moved an anticipatory bail plea in Faridkot court in connection with Kotkapura firing case. The court issued notice to the state government for March 28. The chargesheet filed by SIT names former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son and then home minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and five police officers. The court issued fresh summons for Chahal to appear on April 12. Badals have been granted bail in the case.

HC bench acted on a plea from Chhotepur seeking quashing of the FIR. (Representational Photo (Shutterstock) )

Violating prohibitory orders: HC stays trial against SAD leader Chhotepur

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed trial court proceedings against Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sucha Singh Chhotepur in an FIR registered by the Batala police. The FIR was registered for allegedly violating prohibitory orders during a roadshow with 13 cars and 14 motorcycles. Chhotepur's counsel argued that no prima facie offence was made out against him. The HC has posted the matter for July 28.

The accused have been identified as Parupkar Singh alias Soni and Jaspal Singh of Korewala Khurd in Moga. (Representational Photo)

Two arrested for murder of 24-year-old woman in Punjab’s Moga

Two persons arrested for murder of 24-year-old woman in Moga, India. After heated argument, accused Parupkar strangled her with a blanket and dumped her body with accomplice Jaspal.

The bodies of the sisters were found hanging by their neighbours on Saturday morning. (Representational Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )

‘Depressed over mother’s illness’, 2 sisters end life in Amritsar

Two twin sisters have allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves with ceiling fans in their home in Amritsar. A note was recovered, which mentioned their mother's illness as the reason for their extreme step. The sisters had been living with their mother, while their brother lived separately. The neighbours said the sisters had been depressed due to their mother's bed-ridden state for many years. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem to ascertain the exact cause of death.

On Friday, amid rain, a tornado hit the village causing injuries to a dozen persons, damage to several houses, uprooting trees and damaging kinnow orchards. (HT Photo)

Meteorology experts begin ground survey to study rare tornado in Punjab’s Fazilka

An IMD team visited the tornado-hit village in Fazilka district, Punjab. A dozen people were injured and several houses, trees and kinnow orchards were damaged. The injured were discharged from hospital and those affected took shelter in the government school. Loss assessment surveys were carried out and compensation announced by Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Kejriwal and Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann were in Jalandhar to lay the foundation stone of Guru Ravidas Research Centre at Dera Sachkhand Ballan. (HT Photo)

Mann govt took stringent steps to maintain law & order, says Kejriwal

After recent crackdown on Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the AAP govt in Punjab had to take stringent measures to ensure law and order. Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann were in Jalandhar to lay the foundation stone of Guru Ravidas Research Centre. Kejriwal said gangsters had political godfathers and no action was taken against them, but now they are put behind bars.

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Pashu palan mela concludes with message ‘respect of ecology and nature’

At the two-day pashu palan mela, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, concluded with a message to rear livestock in a congenial manner with respect to ecology and nature. Sukhpal Singh, chairman of Punjab state farmers and farmer workers commission, shared the plight of farmers who committed suicide and urged society to help. He also revealed the new agriculture policy and urged farmers to give suggestions. GADVASU showcased value-added products of milk, meat and eggs, and experts addressed diseases of dairy animals.

Mann and Kejriwal also handed over the cheque of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 crore for setting up of the centre. m (HT Photo)

Foundation of Ravidas research centre foundation: At Dera Ballan, Mann, Kejriwal vow good governance

AAP and Congress are in a "credit war" ahead of the Jalandhar Lok Sabha by-elections. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited Dera Sachkhand Ballan to lay the foundation stone of Guru Ravidas Bani research centre and handed over a cheque of 25 crore. Mann and Kejriwal focused on the welfare of the Dalit community and accused past governments of neglect. Congress called the visit "opportunism" and said AAP had taken back the released amount and performed the "charade" of sanctioning it again.

Delhi former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was arrested on March 9 by ED (File Photo)

Excise policy case: Delhi court adjourns Sisodia’s bail plea hearing till April 5

Delhi court adjourns hearing on bail application filed by former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in money laundering case stemming from CBI probe into alleged irregularities in framing and implementation of liquor excise policy. Sisodia is currently in judicial custody and is to be produced before the court on April 5. Charges of kickbacks paid in the policy have been rejected by the AAP and Delhi government.

The incident took place at New Ashok Nagar, Delhi.

Delhi cab driver murders woman for not marrying him

A 34-year-old cab driver was arrested for allegedly murdering a woman for refusing to marry him. The incident occurred in New Ashok Nagar, Delhi. Police found the woman with head injuries in the autopsy report and identified the suspect after examining CCTV footage. The accused had been pressuring the victim to marry him for three years.

Seven French-speaking countries — Lebanon, Tahiti, Tunisia, Canada, France, Mauritius and Burundi — shared some of their culinary specialities with tricity residents on Saturday (HT Photo)

Chandigarh foodies get a taste of dishes from seven French-speaking countries

Foodies in tricity got to experience the culinary delights from seven French-speaking countries at the Francophonie Week, hosted by Alliance Française, Sector 36, Chandigarh. Highlights included Nanaimo Bars, Lebanese hummus, Tunisian Tajine, Tahitian Po?E, French cheese, Burundi Samboussa and more. The week-long festival also featured artistic activities and short film screenings.

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