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Balwant Singh Rajoana (centre) was sentenced to death in 2007 for the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995.(HT file photo)

Beant Singh assassination: SC asks Centre to decide on Rajoana’s plea to commute death penalty by January 26

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Balwant Singh Rajoana was sentenced to death in 2007 for the former Punjab CM’s assassination on August 31, 1995.
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Chandigarh’s new mayor Ravi Kant Sharma (centre) senior deputy mayor Maheshinder Singh Sidhu and deputy mayor Farmila after their election at the municipal corporation office on Friday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Chandigarh’s new mayor Ravi Kant Sharma (centre) senior deputy mayor Maheshinder Singh Sidhu and deputy mayor Farmila after their election at the municipal corporation office on Friday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

BJP’s Ravi Kant Sharma is new Chandigarh mayor

By Munieshwer A Sagar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Of the 24 votes polled, Sharma got 17, while Devinder Singh Babla of the Congress could muster only five votes. Two votes were declared invalid.
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When it comes to sector-wise impact, the hospitality/travel sector has been hit the most with a 60 per cent decline in hiring followed by power/infrastructure/energy sector (39 per cent), retail (30 per cent), telecom/ISP (25 per cent) and accounting/taxation/finance (20 per cent) in December 2020 year-over-year.(HT Archive/Getty)
When it comes to sector-wise impact, the hospitality/travel sector has been hit the most with a 60 per cent decline in hiring followed by power/infrastructure/energy sector (39 per cent), retail (30 per cent), telecom/ISP (25 per cent) and accounting/taxation/finance (20 per cent) in December 2020 year-over-year.(HT Archive/Getty)

December hiring activity in nation up by 14%: Report

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:06 PM IST
The medical/healthcare sector witnessed a positive growth of 11 per cent due to macro conditions. Further, the hiring trend in pharma/biotech sector remained less impacted with only 1 per cent fall.
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Haryana Police personnel helping women download the Durga Shakti app.(HT Photo)
Haryana Police personnel helping women download the Durga Shakti app.(HT Photo)

Haryana Police’s Durga Shakti app spreads wings in Punjab, HP, Delhi, Rajasthan and UP

By Pawan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:09 PM IST
More than 2 lakh have downloaded app for women safety so far. Of the complaints received in 2020, preventive action was taken in 33 matters and over 1,100 issues were resolved amicably.
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The department also predicted that the minimum temperatures over plains in northwestern and Central India will be between 1 to 6 degrees Celsius.(Sakib Ali/ Hindustan Times)
The department also predicted that the minimum temperatures over plains in northwestern and Central India will be between 1 to 6 degrees Celsius.(Sakib Ali/ Hindustan Times)

Mercury dips in north India: These are the 10 coldest cities in plains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 09:08 PM IST
Fresh Western Disturbance is projected to bring in rain with thunderstorm and hailstorm over parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, as per the weather department.
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A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)

Paddy procurement at MSP up 23%: Govt data

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:58 AM IST
The food ministry’s official projections show the government’s total procurement for summer paddy (2020-21) will likely touch 74.2 million tonnes, up from the total quantity of 62.7 million procured during 2019-20, an increase of 18%. Punjab’s share in total paddy procurement stands at 42%.
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People travelling in a shared vehicle along Delhi-Gurugram Expressway amid foggy conditions and cold weather near IFFCO Chowk, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
People travelling in a shared vehicle along Delhi-Gurugram Expressway amid foggy conditions and cold weather near IFFCO Chowk, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Rainfall predicted in parts of Delhi, Haryana from January 3; Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan to experience severe cold wave

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:16 PM IST
The government agency also predicted that the minimum temperatures are likely to rise by 3-5°C over maximum parts of central and North India in the next 4-5 days.
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Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap with their kids.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap with their kids.

Ayushmann Khurrana, Tahira Kashyap welcome New Year with a family pic: ‘Happy 2021! May humanity flourish’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 04:22 PM IST
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana and his wife, author Tahira Kashyap shared a picture of their family to wish fans on the New Year. See it here.
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Gurinder Singh Kairon releasing the book, Partap Singh Kairon: A Visionary, in Chandigarh in August last year. He co-authored the book with Panjab University historian M Rajivlochan and his civil servant wife Meeta.(Keshav Singh/HT file)
Gurinder Singh Kairon releasing the book, Partap Singh Kairon: A Visionary, in Chandigarh in August last year. He co-authored the book with Panjab University historian M Rajivlochan and his civil servant wife Meeta.(Keshav Singh/HT file)

Gurinder Singh Kairon passes away after cardiac arrest at 86

By HT Corrrespondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:31 PM IST
The younger son of Partap Singh Kairon had co-authored a book on the former Punjab chief minister last year
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Tourists are visiting Shimla and its adjoining destinations of Narkanda and Kufri to enjoy the snow.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Tourists are visiting Shimla and its adjoining destinations of Narkanda and Kufri to enjoy the snow.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

New Year revellers warm up to snow-bound destinations in Himachal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala, Dharamshala/shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:52 PM IST
Hotels packed to capacity in Shimla and adjoining Narkanda and Kufri as tourists from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh head uphill to ring in 2021.
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A motorist out on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
A motorist out on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

These are the 10 coldest cities in the plains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:54 PM IST
IMD has also issued warnings for ground frost conditions in isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and north Rajasthan for the same period of time.
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IMD has projected fresh spells of dense fog probably over plains of north India can start from December 29.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
IMD has projected fresh spells of dense fog probably over plains of north India can start from December 29.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

From Hisar to Delhi: 10 coldest places in northwestern plains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Rain showers during the next two days in isolated parts of the northwestern plains of India have also been forecasted by the department.
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A police personnel seen on a foggy morning near India Gate in New Delhi, India.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A police personnel seen on a foggy morning near India Gate in New Delhi, India.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Mercury likely to fall by end-December: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:41 AM IST
The Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded a minimum temperature of 4.6°C, three notches below the normal.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) separately said a cold wave persisted over several parts of India including Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) separately said a cold wave persisted over several parts of India including Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Northwestern India records cold wave, very poor air

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Cold wave conditions are likely in isolated pockets in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Himachal Pradesh on Friday
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With the inclusion of the 29 adjoining villages, the total area of the new corporation will be 124.32 square km, according to the present boundaries.(HT file photo)
With the inclusion of the 29 adjoining villages, the total area of the new corporation will be 124.32 square km, according to the present boundaries.(HT file photo)

Haryana cabinet approves municipal corporation for Manesar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:57 PM IST
29 adjoining villages to be included in MC to meet the required criterion of a minimum population of three lakh
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Dheeraj Sanghi joined as Punjab Engineering College (deemed to be university), Chandigarh, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in January 2019.(HT Photo)
Dheeraj Sanghi joined as Punjab Engineering College (deemed to be university), Chandigarh, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in January 2019.(HT Photo)

Punjab Engineering College director Dheeraj Sanghi resigns, cites personal reasons

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Sanghi, who is serving the notice period till March 31; during his term at the helm since January 2019, PEC climbed up in rankings among engineering institutes of the country.
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Baba Farid University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur’s tenure was to end on Wednesday. He has been granted a three-year extension.(HT file photo)
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur’s tenure was to end on Wednesday. He has been granted a three-year extension.(HT file photo)

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur gets three-year extension

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Faridkot
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Dr Bahadur was appointed to the post in 2014 and got his first three-year extension in 2017. His tenure was due to end on December 23. However, an order issued this week states that his tenure will continue for another three years.
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A man collects kites on railways tracks of Vile Parle station in Mumbai.(Shashi S Kashyap/ HT PHOTO)
A man collects kites on railways tracks of Vile Parle station in Mumbai.(Shashi S Kashyap/ HT PHOTO)

Western Railway diverts, short terminates trains due to farmers’ protest in Punjab

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:26 PM IST
The farmers stir near Delhi has entered its 25th day with protesters asking the Centre to repeal the farm laws passed by Parliament in the monsoon session.
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A woman warms herself around a bonfire amid cold weather, at Yamuna Ghat, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A woman warms herself around a bonfire amid cold weather, at Yamuna Ghat, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

North India under cold grip; IMD says slight relief expected later

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:55 PM IST
As winter chill gripped the plains, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said night temperatures would continue to be below normal in north India over the next week.
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Young devotees taking a dip in the(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Young devotees taking a dip in the(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Fog chills Punjab, Haryana with Amritsar coldest at 2 degrees Celsius

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 05:28 PM IST
The minimum temperature of Chandigarh fell to 6.2 degrees on Wednesday, a 3.4-degree fall as compared to Tuesday.
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Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey is the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit of the same name.
Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey is the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit of the same name.

Shahid Kapoor wraps Jersey filming, says ‘47 days of shoot during Covid’ was ‘just unbelievable’. See pic

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Actor Shahid Kapoor on Tuesday marked the end of filming on his upcoming project, Jersey. He reflected on the conditions under which the shoot was completed and complimented the team for their commitment.
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Chandigarh bans hookah bars to contain coronavirus

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 04:04 PM IST
An order issued by District Magistrate Mandip Singh Brar stated that no hookah shall be served for smoke/consumption in hotels/restaurants/taverns/bars etc.
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The restrictions were relaxed in October but reimposed in December after a resurgence in cases.(HT File Photo)
The restrictions were relaxed in October but reimposed in December after a resurgence in cases.(HT File Photo)

Night curfew a party pooper, rescind orders: Hotel association tells Punjab government

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The state government had recently fixed the ceiling for guests at 100 for indoor guests and 250 for outdoor gatherings
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Apartments in Chester Hills in Solan are luxurious and refreshing homestays for Delhiites

UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Situated on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the bottom ranges of the Himalayas.
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The Centre’s inspection may take place anytime in January 2021.(HT File Photo)
The Centre’s inspection may take place anytime in January 2021.(HT File Photo)

Swachh Bharat Mission: MC declares Chandigarh Water Plus City, Centre to verify claim

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:20 AM IST
MC commissioner KK Yadav said the corporation had applied for Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Water Plus certification this year as it fulfils all the conditions
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The Public Relations Council of India is the national apex body of public relations practitioners, communicators, academicians, and media personalities with 34 chapters across India and chapters in Dubai, Sri Lanka,Bangladesh,Nepal and Bhutan.(HT File Photo)
The Public Relations Council of India is the national apex body of public relations practitioners, communicators, academicians, and media personalities with 34 chapters across India and chapters in Dubai, Sri Lanka,Bangladesh,Nepal and Bhutan.(HT File Photo)

Vivek Atray to head Chandigarh chapter of PRCI

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:11 AM IST
Panjab University school of communication studies professor Jayanth Pethkar has been elected vice-chairperson while PR consultant Sudeep Rawat is the new secretary.
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Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal surrenders in Chandigarh court in 2017 defamation case, gets bail

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Akhand Kirtani Jatha spokesperson Rajinder Pal Singh had moved the court, saying Sukhbir made defamatory remarks against him by associating him with terrorist outfit Babbar Khalsa International
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The delimitation exercise is being taken up after nearly 14 years.(HT Photo)
The delimitation exercise is being taken up after nearly 14 years.(HT Photo)

Chandigarh admn ready to increase wards, invites objections

By Munieshwer A Sagar | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:35 AM IST
The administration has sought objections from the general public and other stakeholders within seven days, after which it will issue the final notification.
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Shweta Patil’s courageous work is beyond the boundaries of a model and actress

UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:46 PM IST
While most of her modelling projects in India are based in Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh and Pune; she has also been a part of a few modelling assignments in London.
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Minimum temperatures hovered above normal limits at most places in Haryana and Punjab on Wednesday, the Meteorological Department said.(PTI/ Representational)
Minimum temperatures hovered above normal limits at most places in Haryana and Punjab on Wednesday, the Meteorological Department said.(PTI/ Representational)

Minimum temperatures hover above normal limits in Haryana, Punjab

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Fog reduced visibility at a few places in the two states in the morning including Ambala, Karnal, Bhiwani, Ludhiana and Patiala, MeT department officials said.
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