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Min lands in controversy over remarks on social reformers

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:29 AM IST

Mumbai: State higher and technical education minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chandrakant Patil on Friday joined the league of leaders passing controversial remarks on state icons or social reformers

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Two days after murder of Nakodar-based trader: Ludhiana police provide security to 25 people who received extortion calls

20 people in the city had received extortion calls, four of the Ludhiana residents, including Congress leader Gursimran Singh Mand, Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora and two others, received serious threats, the DCP said, adding that the police have reviewed their security cover also

Inspector general of police (Ludhiana Range) Kaustubh Sharma said at least five such extortion call cases have been lodged by traders and businessmen from rural areas. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Inspector general of police (Ludhiana Range) Kaustubh Sharma said at least five such extortion call cases have been lodged by traders and businessmen from rural areas. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 12:29 AM IST

PM to launch multiple projects in Nagpur

After landing in Nagpur on Sunday morning, he will reach railway station at around 9:30am, where he will flag off Nagpur-Bilaspur Vande Bharat Express. Around 10am, he will take a Metro ride from Freedom Park to Khapri, and dedicate Nagpur Metro Phase-I to the country

**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM PIB ON SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the ‘Natural Farming Conclave’ organised at Surat, Gujarat, through video conferencing, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)(PTI07_10_2022_000127B) (PTI)
**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM PIB ON SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the ‘Natural Farming Conclave’ organised at Surat, Gujarat, through video conferencing, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)(PTI07_10_2022_000127B) (PTI)
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 12:24 AM IST

Pvt institutes must join hands with govt to revive sports culture in Punjab: Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer

Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said as many as three lakh players competed in recently held Khedan Watan Punjab Diyan and prize money worth crores was instantly transferred into the bank accounts of thousands of players. He said such efforts would definitely bring positive results in building a sports environment in Punjab’s every nook and corner

Cabinet minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer felicitating a student at Planet E School, Samrala, in Ludhiana. He said the state government was giving topmost priority to promote sports among the youth in Punjab. (HT PHOTO)
Cabinet minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer felicitating a student at Planet E School, Samrala, in Ludhiana. He said the state government was giving topmost priority to promote sports among the youth in Punjab. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:23 AM IST

Ludhiana’s lungs go ‘black’ in nine days

According to Gurpreet Kaur, campaign manager, EcoSikh, the lungs billboard turning black in a week should be an eye-opener for all to imagine what’s happening to residents’ lungs. “We are fully aware of the worsening air quality in Ludhiana

The lungs billboard outside the BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, turned black in nine days showcasing the high levels of air pollution in Ludhiana on Friday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
The lungs billboard outside the BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, turned black in nine days showcasing the high levels of air pollution in Ludhiana on Friday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:16 AM IST

Minister addresses grievance committee meet in Gurugram

Gurugram: Haryana agriculture minister Jai Parkash Dalal on Friday said that in all future district grievance committee meetings, the general public can also come and submit their complaints apart from those listed by the district administration

Gurugram, India-December 09: Jai Parkash Dalal, Agriculture minister, and Nishant Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner hearing a complaint during the grievance committee meeting in John Hall at Civil line, in Gurugram, India, on Friday, 09 December 2022. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Pic to go with Abhishek Bhel's Story)
Gurugram, India-December 09: Jai Parkash Dalal, Agriculture minister, and Nishant Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner hearing a complaint during the grievance committee meeting in John Hall at Civil line, in Gurugram, India, on Friday, 09 December 2022. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Pic to go with Abhishek Bhel's Story)
Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:16 AM IST

Jalandhar man arrested with 100-gram heroin in Ludhiana

The accused was arrested with 100-gram heroin from the overbridge near Malakpur Bet in Ludhiana during a special checking

Ludhiana police are questioning the arrested accused to find out from where he procured the heroin. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Ludhiana police are questioning the arrested accused to find out from where he procured the heroin. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:13 AM IST

33 challaned for drunk driving in 2 days in Ludhiana

Ludhiana police have also started a special drive against driving without number plates and triple riding and issued challans to 48 violators, the ADCP said

Ludhiana traffic police have initiated a drive against drunken driving. Police have also issued 36 challans for underage driving in December. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Ludhiana traffic police have initiated a drive against drunken driving. Police have also issued 36 challans for underage driving in December. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 12:11 AM IST

Ludhiana: Speed-up construction work of civil air terminal at Halwara airport, says MP Sanjeev Arora

Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Sanjeev Arora asked the authorities to complete the work of civil air terminal at Halwara airport in Ludhiana by March 2023

MP Sanjeev Arora at the construction site of civil air terminal at Halwara airport in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
MP Sanjeev Arora at the construction site of civil air terminal at Halwara airport in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 12:06 AM IST

GMDA identifies 16 illegal commercial units in Gairatpur Bas, Sakatpur

Gurugram: The enforcement wing of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) on Friday said that it has conducted a survey in Gairatpur Bas and Sakatpur villages and found 16 illegal commercial establishments

Gurugram, India-December 09: A team of GMDA officials led by DTP Amit Madholia during the survey of the controlled area in Gairatpur Bas found 15 commercial establishments operating without any permission near The Golf Retreat, in Gurugram, India, on Friday, 09 December 2022. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Pic to go with Abhishek Bhel's Story)
Gurugram, India-December 09: A team of GMDA officials led by DTP Amit Madholia during the survey of the controlled area in Gairatpur Bas found 15 commercial establishments operating without any permission near The Golf Retreat, in Gurugram, India, on Friday, 09 December 2022. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Pic to go with Abhishek Bhel's Story)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 11:57 PM IST

United Institute of Medical Sciences (UIMS) to host workshop on latest techniques in ear surgeries from today

Around 150 ear surgeons from different parts of the country are expected to attend this two-day event.

The workshop will also be shown live on different social media platforms to benefit others also. (FOR REPRESENTATION)
The workshop will also be shown live on different social media platforms to benefit others also. (FOR REPRESENTATION)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 11:10 PM IST

Goa Police arrests convict, absconding for 15 years, from West Bengal’s Digha

On 16 September 2007, before the sentence was pronounced, Dadel and Gomes along with 12 other accused, broke out of the Margao judicial lockup, assaulted the prison guards, confined them in the lock up before escaping

Jackson Dadel (centre, in black coat) after his arrest. (HT Photo/ Sourced)
Jackson Dadel (centre, in black coat) after his arrest. (HT Photo/ Sourced)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 01:22 PM IST

Knotty cardiac surgery to begin at BRDMC

Principal of BRD Medical College, Dr Ganesh Kumar, said that this addition in the treatment of chronic heart disease will be significant.

For representation only (HT FIle Photo)
For representation only (HT FIle Photo)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:17 AM IST

Ludhiana: BJP leader seeks probe into employees drawing salaries without working

Terming them as “ghost employees” working under the Ludhiana MC, BJP leader said on one hand they were drawing salaries without even reporting to work, on the other hand, 456 beldars, who were deployed for work including sweeping roads, maintenance of parks, sewerage cleaning, were forced to work at paltry wages

A delegation, led by BJP leader Parveen Bansal, during a meeting with MC commissioner Shena Aggarwal regarding regularisation of 456 contractual employees in Ludhiana on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
A delegation, led by BJP leader Parveen Bansal, during a meeting with MC commissioner Shena Aggarwal regarding regularisation of 456 contractual employees in Ludhiana on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:14 AM IST

UP Board exam answer sheets to bear barcodes, monograms to nix use of unfair means

The Board has taken this initiative with the aim of eliminating the scope of manipulation of answer sheets

The UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj (HT File Photo)
The UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj (HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:13 AM IST

Rally outside PRTC depot in Ludhiana: Contractual staff demand ‘fair’ inquiry in Batala conductor case

During the rally in Ludhiana, protestors claimed that the management has conducted an unfair inquiry to dismiss the Punbus conductor. The leaders of the PRTC union said statements of as many as seven passengers in the bus were also in favour of the conductor, but ignoring all the elements, orders of dismissal were passed

Members of Punjab Roadways and the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation Contractual Workers’ Union carrying out rally at PRTC’s city depot in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Members of Punjab Roadways and the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation Contractual Workers’ Union carrying out rally at PRTC’s city depot in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:09 AM IST

Ludhiana MC directs bulk generators to dispose of solid waste or face action

In the meeting held at the MC’s Zone-C office on Gill road, Ludhiana, the officials, led by joint commissioner Kulpreet Singh, apprised the bulk generators that they are responsible to dispose of waste generated in their premises, as per the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016

Around 30 bulk waste generators, including the owners of hotels, factories, marriage palaces, schools etc, were present in the meeting with civic body officials at the MC’s Zone-C office on Gill road in Ludhiana. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Around 30 bulk waste generators, including the owners of hotels, factories, marriage palaces, schools etc, were present in the meeting with civic body officials at the MC’s Zone-C office on Gill road in Ludhiana. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:06 AM IST

Ludhiana: Local bodies minister inaugurates plastic reverse vending machines

The plastic reverse vending machines have been installed at ten busy locations of Ludhiana, including markets, public places etc

Local bodies minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar inaugurating plastic reverse vending machine in Ludhiana. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Local bodies minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar inaugurating plastic reverse vending machine in Ludhiana. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:01 AM IST

Ludhiana: Illegal bullock cart race stopped in Shankar village

In 2021 also, such bullock cart races were organised in Jandali village of Payal, Ballal village, Shergarh village of Machhiwara, Dhatt village in Mullanpur Dakha, Ludhiana, and Rurke Khurd village of Malerkotla

A bullock cart tournament was prevented in Shankar village of Dehlon, Ludhiana, in a joint operation by the district administration and the veterinary department. (HT FILE PHOTO)
A bullock cart tournament was prevented in Shankar village of Dehlon, Ludhiana, in a joint operation by the district administration and the veterinary department. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:58 PM IST

GMDA opens technical bids for SPR, work likely to start early next year

The SPR redevelopment project has been delayed due to issues of funding, and it was approved in the GMDA’s authority meeting held in June.

Gurugram, India-November 22: Green cover of trees seen alongside the roads as the CEO of GMDA has directed officials to expedite work on deepening greenbelts to prevent waterlogging in the city during monsoons at Iffco Chowk, near Leisure Valley Park, in Gurugram, India, on Tuesday, 22 November 2022. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times) (Pic to go with Abhishek Bhel's story)
Gurugram, India-November 22: Green cover of trees seen alongside the roads as the CEO of GMDA has directed officials to expedite work on deepening greenbelts to prevent waterlogging in the city during monsoons at Iffco Chowk, near Leisure Valley Park, in Gurugram, India, on Tuesday, 22 November 2022. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times) (Pic to go with Abhishek Bhel's story)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:40 PM IST

Developers’ body writes to CM, raises concerns over NBWs issued to Gurugram builders

Naredco chairman Praveen Jain, said that issuing NBWs and sending developers to jail is not the solution to the problems being faced by homebuyers and developers

Developers’ body writes to CM, raises concerns over NBWs issued to Gurugram builders
Developers’ body writes to CM, raises concerns over NBWs issued to Gurugram builders
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:35 PM IST

Hooting during sports leads to brawl between student groups in Lucknow school

The incident took place on the premises of the school on Thursday when an inter-house sports contest was ongoing.

A purported video of the incident is also doing rounds on social media. (HT Photo)
A purported video of the incident is also doing rounds on social media. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 10:12 PM IST

Tripura: CPM and Congress share stage to take on BJP in upcoming state elections

Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman expressed interest to strike an alliance with any anti-saffron party to oust the incumbent BJP-IPFT government in the 2023 elections.

Tripura chief minister Manik Saha. (PTI Photo)
Tripura chief minister Manik Saha. (PTI Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 08:22 PM IST

Hate crime: Two men kill sister for wishing to marry a man of her choice, held

According to SP Kushinagar Dhwal Jaiswal, victim Saleha Khatoon wanted to marry a youth of her native Sohgoura village against the wishes of her brothers.

Following an investigation, the accused duo was held on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Following an investigation, the accused duo was held on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 07:43 PM IST

Yogi congratulates U.P. bypoll winners, thanks Rampur voters for BJP win

For BJP, the Rampur bypoll win assumes significance as the constituency has been the pocket borough of the Samajwadi Party.

Despite high-octane campaigning, BJP couldn’t secure a win in Mainpuri and Khatauli (HT Photo)
Despite high-octane campaigning, BJP couldn’t secure a win in Mainpuri and Khatauli (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 07:40 PM IST

Students left in lurch as U.P. govt fails to pay school fee under RTE

In Prayagraj alone, the outstanding fees of a total of 172 private schools -- amounting to ₹2.81 crore -- have not been paid.

The state government is also required to give <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,000 per year to each child for books, notebooks, and school uniform (HT Photo)
The state government is also required to give 5,000 per year to each child for books, notebooks, and school uniform (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 06:54 PM IST

SP registers emphatic win in MSY bastion, BJP wrests Rampur Sadar seat

Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Madan Bhaiyya wins Khatauli seat by defeating BJP’s candidate Rajkumari Saini, wife of Vikram Saini, by over 22,000 votes

Samajwadi Party candidate Dimple Yadav with her husband and party president Akhilesh Yadav shows the ‘certificate of election’ during a press conference after her victory in Mainpuri by-elections, in Mainpuri, Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party candidate Dimple Yadav with her husband and party president Akhilesh Yadav shows the ‘certificate of election’ during a press conference after her victory in Mainpuri by-elections, in Mainpuri, Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 01:02 AM IST

U.P. govt to roll out CM Award Scheme to honour meritorious OBC students

The scheme will apply to OBC students (from Class 10th and 12th) studying in schools affiliated with the U.P. Board

The amount to be given under the scheme has not been specified. (HT Photo)
The amount to be given under the scheme has not been specified. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 06:46 PM IST

Assam govt to reserve 2% of govt jobs in grade 1 and 2 for ex-servicemen

The Assam cabinet took a slew of major decisions including the job reservation for ex-servicemen and new ration cards for beneficiaries, among others

The cabinet meeting which was held at the historic Gandhi Mandap. (ANI image)
The cabinet meeting which was held at the historic Gandhi Mandap. (ANI image)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 08:54 AM IST
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