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Bhartesh Singh Thakur

Bhartesh Singh Thakur


Bhartesh Singh Thakur is a senior correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Panjab University, local administration and defence.

articles by Bhartesh Singh Thakur (523 results)
Jan 24, 2017 13:24
After the gruesome kidnapping and rape of a 21-year-old engineering student in Panchkula on January 17 and police failing to chase the rapist, questions are being raised over women’s safety in the city. As many as four rape cases have been registered... read more
Jan 11, 2017 22:27
Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board has been seeking action against Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Praveen Kumar, presently posted as director general, archives, and Haryana Civil Service (HCS) officer, Vandana Disodia, presently posted as... read more
Jan 09, 2017 11:13
The CBI finally booked Naresh Sheokand, former Panchkula district revenue officer and Bhim Singh, then senior manager of Punjab National Bank of Jangpura Extension in New Delhi, in the Rs 48-crore land compensation scam that surfaced in 2015. The FIR... read more
Jan 06, 2017 16:58
The mystery behind the death of Geetanjali Garg, wife of former Gurgaon chief judicial magistrate Ravneet Garg, has deepened as a contrasting opinion of board of forensic medicine experts has emerged. This ‘new’ report, dated, February 13, 2013, says... read more
Dec 29, 2016 12:41
The Haryana vigilance bureau has started an inquiry into the shamlat land scam in which Rs 60-crore extra compensation was paid for land acquisition at Chowki village of Panchkula district. read more
Dec 28, 2016 12:36
The Panchkula Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued a notice to Ivy Hospital, Mansa Devi Complex (MDC), Sector 5, for running its operations from a building that was “constructed illegally without any sanction from the competent authority and without... read more
Dec 26, 2016 11:02
The caesarian deliveries in private hospitals of both Punjab and Chandigarh are more than double as compared to the government facilities, the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 has found. The survey was conducted between January and June, during... read more
Dec 13, 2016 16:23
The chargesheet in the 2013 death case of Geetanjali Garg before the CBI court raised questions after the agency suggested that she committed suicide even though there were four injuries on her body. read more
Dec 13, 2016 14:01
The charge sheet in the 2013 death case of Geetanjali Garg before the CBI court raised questions after the agency suggested that she committed suicide even though there were four injuries on her body. Not only that, the agency also exonerated her husband,... read more
Dec 13, 2016 13:38
The chargesheet in the Geetanjali ‘murder’ case before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here has claimed that victim’s husband Ravneet Garg, a suspended judge, had taken a huge dowry and continued to harass her for more. read more
Dec 06, 2016 11:52
More than six out of 10 people in Chandigarh are migrants based on their previous place of residence, according to the 2011 census. According to the figures, 67.1% of the city’s population are migrants. In 2001, the figure was 64.3%. Over the past decade,... read more
Dec 01, 2016 12:08
University Grants Commission (UGC) has refused to enhance non-plan grant to Panjab University (PU) and has put a ceiling on it at `176 crore for 2016-17, though it has enhanced the same for other central universities by 15%. Non-plan grant is used to... read more
Nov 23, 2016 11:58
She is now 94. When she passed out from Punjab University (Lahore) in 1944, she was 22. “I don’t know but it happened. I do not take pride in it. I didn’t know how I reached up to here…Jo kutch karna tha who hota raha (What was to be done, it continued... read more
Nov 17, 2016 15:41
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, chairman of Haryana Urban Development Authority, took action in the Rs 60 crore shamlat land compensation scam and suspended three people, terminated the contractual employment of one and called for an FIR... read more
Nov 12, 2016 14:59
More than 40% currency offerings at the Mansa Devi temple on Wednesday and Thursday were made in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that have been pulled out of circulation. read more