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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is a seven-time MP and has the experience, insight, vision and the feel to guide the parliamentary party, said Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O’Brien. (PTI)

Formalising the reality, says TMC on naming Banerjee parliamentary party’s chair

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:51 AM IST
Friday’s announcement on Mamata Banerjee comes a month after TMC’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, who is seen as the in-charge of the party’s expansion plans, announced that the TMC would expand footprint in other states
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TMC MLA’s wife latest thak-thak gang victim

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:48 AM IST
  • A case of theft has been registered at the Lajpat Nagar police station and investigators are scanning CCTV cameras installed around the crime scene and the route taken by the suspects after the theft.
DJB complained that as on July 10 this year, the level of water at the Wazirabad reservoir fell to 667.60 feet.(HT_PRINT)
DJB complained that as on July 10 this year, the level of water at the Wazirabad reservoir fell to 667.60 feet.(HT_PRINT)

SC junks DJB’s plea against Haryana over water shortage

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:46 AM IST
  • The bench of justices L Nageswara Rao, AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian dismissed the contempt petition and said a detailed order with the reasons for this will follow.
The official was asked for a detailed report after illegal mining from Dangri river in Badona Kalan village was highlighted in the last meeting of the district public relations and grievance committee. But he failed to present action-taken. (Hindustan Times)
The official was asked for a detailed report after illegal mining from Dangri river in Badona Kalan village was highlighted in the last meeting of the district public relations and grievance committee. But he failed to present action-taken. (Hindustan Times)

Rampant illegal sand mining: Panchkula mining officer suspended

By Shailee Dogra, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:46 AM IST
Haryana sports and youth affairs minister also issued transfer orders for Amarinder Singh, district transport officer-cum-secretary, Regional Transport Authority, for failing to check overloading of vehicles used for sand mining
On Thursday, around 48,600 doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered in Delhi.(AFP)
On Thursday, around 48,600 doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered in Delhi.(AFP)

As 2nd Covishield doses begin, supplies fall short

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:41 AM IST
  • Till Friday morning, Delhi had 39,420 doses of Covishield and 234,730 doses of Covaxin, according to the government’s vaccination bulletin.
Chandigarh Police personnel deployed at the venue to maintain law and order remained mute spectators, but a case was registered against unidentified persons later in the day. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Chandigarh Police personnel deployed at the venue to maintain law and order remained mute spectators, but a case was registered against unidentified persons later in the day. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

At Navjot Sidhu’s installation in Chandigarh, Covid norms, Section 144 restrictions go for a toss

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:40 AM IST
Thousands descend on Congress Bhawan in Sector 15 without masks and flout social distancing norms to watch the leader take over as party’s Punjab chief
On July 15, Kejriwal said that schools will not reopen in the Capital at the moment given the current trends of Covid-19 that point towards a third wave.(ANI Photo)
On July 15, Kejriwal said that schools will not reopen in the Capital at the moment given the current trends of Covid-19 that point towards a third wave.(ANI Photo)

Will decide on reopening Delhi schools based on other states’ experience: CM

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:37 AM IST
  • States, including Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat and Haryana, have announced the reopening of schools in parts, with curbs in place.
At present, Chandigarh does not allow the partition of residential plots into three-storeyed apartments. (ILLUSTRATION: BISWAJIT DEBNATH/HT)
At present, Chandigarh does not allow the partition of residential plots into three-storeyed apartments. (ILLUSTRATION: BISWAJIT DEBNATH/HT)

Chandigarh’s glorious past presents a tense future

UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:32 AM IST
Chandigarh was Independent India’s first planned city and was to set the tone for development in rest of the country. The city needs to continue living up to this ideal and lead the way in evolving with time but at the same time, it should preserve its heritage, architectural marvels and green cover, which residents take a lot of pride in
Though there is always the option for a quick bath under the handpump that almost each household has, he confirms.
Though there is always the option for a quick bath under the handpump that almost each household has, he confirms.

Delhiwale: Fond memories of the village

By Mayank Austen Soofi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:29 AM IST
  • Mr Lal’s village is ringed by low hills and “the area has all sorts of trees, but I don’t remember having fruit trees from which we could have had guavas or ber for free.”
Of the three Air Force officers, two of them died in the same aircraft wreckage incident in Arunachal Pradesh in 2019, and the third officer died in a MiG-21 aircraft crash in the Kangra Hills in Himachal Pradesh in 2018, the chief minister’s office said in a press statement.
Of the three Air Force officers, two of them died in the same aircraft wreckage incident in Arunachal Pradesh in 2019, and the third officer died in a MiG-21 aircraft crash in the Kangra Hills in Himachal Pradesh in 2018, the chief minister’s office said in a press statement.

1 crore aid for kin of cops, civil staff, Air Force officers who died on duty

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:27 AM IST
  • The two police officials – one of them a constable and the other an ACP rank officer – and the civil defence volunteer died in three separate road accident cases reported between 2016 and 2020. They were all deployed in pickets and hit by speeding vehicles.
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