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(Left) Outgoing Punjab RSS chief Brijbhushan Bedi, 90, with his successor Iqbal Singh Ahluwalia, 67, at a meting in Chandigarh.(HT photo)

Iqbal Singh Ahluwalia takes charge as Punjab RSS chief

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The appointment of another Sikh face as the Punjab RSS head is significant in the backdrop SAD’s break-up with the BJP. Symbolically, it signals the saffron party’s strategy on Sikh outreach and make inroads in rural Punjab.
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Eight IAS officers get additional charge of various posts in HP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 12:26 AM IST
Decision taken as some officers are in home quarantine
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Section 174 in The Railways Act, 1989, calls for prosecution and three-year jail term if guilty for anyone obstructing trains.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Section 174 in The Railways Act, 1989, calls for prosecution and three-year jail term if guilty for anyone obstructing trains.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Charges dropped against Balbir Sidhu in 2015 train obstruction case

By Hillary Victor | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 01:30 AM IST
On May 2, 2015, Sidhu with 200 supporters was accused of stopping trains at Lalru during a state wide agitation in May for over two hours causing losses to railways
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Venu Prasad, the new chairman-cum-managing director of PSPCL.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
Venu Prasad, the new chairman-cum-managing director of PSPCL.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)

PSPCL CMD retires, A Venu Prasad assumes charge

By Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, Patiala, Patiala
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:32 PM IST
The new CMD, Prasad, had served in this post for more than a year before the selection of Sran.
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The rear has some really interesting design elements like the blade-like scuff plate and thin tail-lights
The rear has some really interesting design elements like the blade-like scuff plate and thin tail-lights

Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A look at the electronic vehicles at the Auto Expo

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 10:24 PM IST
EVs at the Auto Expo, setting an EV record and then living with one. It’s been one electrifying month.
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‘Ad hocism’ continues: Punjabi University V-C assigns additional charges to faculty

By Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, Patiala, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 10:58 PM IST
Punjabi University now has no permanent appointees for the posts of dean academic affairs, registrar, director public relations, dean students’ welfare, and director cultural affairs
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Ludhiana advocate accuses STF head of assault; cop denies charge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 10:44 PM IST
We were told by a dhaba owner that some anti-social elements were travelling in a white i-20; on spotting the car, we rang up the police helpline, but a few minutes later, the STF in-charge came and started thrashing me, said Varun Gupta, the complainant.
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PGIMER waives charges for CT scans in first 24 hours of emergency treatment

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:49 AM IST
As per the move, no fee will be charged if the test is conducted within 24 hours after a patient is admitted in surgical, trauma as well medical emergencies. Earlier, an amount of 300 had to be deposited for the test after standing in queues which extended the time of diagnosis
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(Sitting, from left) Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Rana KP Singh, PSCB chairman Rana Virender Singh, Punjab health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and jail minister Sukhjinder Randhawa at Punjab Cooperative State Bank in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
(Sitting, from left) Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Rana KP Singh, PSCB chairman Rana Virender Singh, Punjab health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and jail minister Sukhjinder Randhawa at Punjab Cooperative State Bank in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

Rana Virender Singh assumes charge as Punjab State Cooperative Bank chairman

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh:
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 12:39 AM IST
The newly appointed chairman said he will undertake initiatives for the welfare of farmers
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a series of tweets on the post of Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020, shortly after Gen Bipin Rawat inspected a tri-services guard of honour.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a series of tweets on the post of Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020, shortly after Gen Bipin Rawat inspected a tri-services guard of honour.(ANI)

PM Modi calls CDS ‘momentous, comprehensive reform’ as Gen Bipin Rawat takes charge

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 02:17 AM IST
A gazette notification issued by the government on Monday created a new department of military affairs or Sainya Karta Vibhag that will be headed by India’s first CDS.
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Standoff with admn, police officials: Jakhar sides with Cong MLAs, says charges a blot on govt’s functioning

By Vishal Rambani, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:20 AM IST
Chief secretary Karan Avtar Singh on Wednesday marked an inquiry into the allegations and transferred Patiala sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Ravinder Singh Arora who was accused of seeking bribes after the MLAs raised the issue with cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot.
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Consumers must brace for power tariff hike to make up for PSPCL’s 1,420 cr coal washing charges

By Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, Patiala
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 07:59 AM IST
Following the Supreme Court orders, PSPCL has paid 421 crore to Larsen & Toubro-run Nabha Power Limited, and 1,002 crore to Vedantta Group that runs the Talwandi Sabo Power Plant. These are coal washing charges from year 2012-13 up to October 2019.
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Watch: On The Record | The man in charge of Ayodhya

By Hindustan Times | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Ahead of the SC verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, District Magistrate of Ayodhya, Anuj Kumar Jha speaks to Hindustan Times.
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The TADA court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against Yasin Malik and seven others allegedly involved in the killing of four IAF personnel in Kashmir in 1990.(PTI photo)
The TADA court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against Yasin Malik and seven others allegedly involved in the killing of four IAF personnel in Kashmir in 1990.(PTI photo)

1990 killing of 4 IAF personnel: TADA Court reads out charges to Yasin Malik,hearing on Nov 5

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 10:40 PM IST
Malik, the founder of banned Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, is presently lodged in Tihar Jail for allegedly killing four Indian Air Force personnel and kidnapping Rubaiya Sayeed, the daughter of the then home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
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Vinod Rai led the CoA(Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Vinod Rai led the CoA(Bloomberg via Getty Images)

CoA to demit office after newly elected members take charge of BCCI: Supreme Court

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 01:11 PM IST
The Apex court also said that the committee would be immune from action in respect of any act performed by them as COA in good faith and that no proceedings could be initiated against the member individually or jointly.
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Ruby working as head of sociology department, Lucknow University, on Friday(HT)
Ruby working as head of sociology department, Lucknow University, on Friday(HT)

19-year-old takes charge as head of sociology department at Lucknow University!

By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 07:01 AM IST
Class 12 student Ruby helmed the prestigious position as part of an initiative organised by the NGO Plan India to mark the International Day of the Girl Child
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BJP MP and actor Sunny Deol was accused of illegally pulling the chain of train 2413-A Uplink Express, which led to its delay by 25 minutes.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
BJP MP and actor Sunny Deol was accused of illegally pulling the chain of train 2413-A Uplink Express, which led to its delay by 25 minutes.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Sunny Deol, Karisma Kapoor fined by railways for pulling train chain in 1997

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 12:52 AM IST
The actors were accused of illegally pulling the chain of train 2413-A Uplink Express, which led to its delay by 25 minutes.
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Nirmala Sitharaman sidesteps Manmohan Singh’s charge on economy slowdown

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 03:33 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman was addressing the media after an interaction with tax officials at an event in Chennai.
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DLF whole-time director and group chief financial officer Ashok Tyagi on Thursday said the land being referred is an old land acquisition case, entailing a small 5-6 acre parcel, which is by Aaliayah Real Estates, which is not its subsidiary. (HT file photo)
DLF whole-time director and group chief financial officer Ashok Tyagi on Thursday said the land being referred is an old land acquisition case, entailing a small 5-6 acre parcel, which is by Aaliayah Real Estates, which is not its subsidiary. (HT file photo)

DLF denies charge of non-disclosure of key information in QIP

By Madhurima Nandy | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 10:35 PM IST
The apex court has issued a notice to DLF based on a petition that also highlighted how it had suppressed key information regarding judicial proceedings against the largest chunk of its land bank in Haryana.
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The appointment of Asthana coincides with Vivek Johri, also a 1984 batch-IPS officer, who has been appointed as the director-general of Border Security Force (BSF)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
The appointment of Asthana coincides with Vivek Johri, also a 1984 batch-IPS officer, who has been appointed as the director-general of Border Security Force (BSF)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Rakesh Asthana gets additional charge as Narcotics Control Bureau chief

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2019 11:49 PM IST
The appointment comes at a time when drug problem in several states, especially in Punjab, has assumed alarming proportions
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The LS debacle forced Rahul Gandhi (right) to offer his resignation to the CWC on May 25, since then Sonia Gandhi has stepped in to fill the leadership vacuum.(HT Photo)
The LS debacle forced Rahul Gandhi (right) to offer his resignation to the CWC on May 25, since then Sonia Gandhi has stepped in to fill the leadership vacuum.(HT Photo)

Sonia Gandhi takes charge in House as Congress faces vacuum

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:42 AM IST
The same week, she came to the aid of her colleague Manish Tewari, who was speaking during Zero Hour on US president Donald Trump’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited him to mediate on the Kashmir issue.
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The newly-elected council members of St Mary’s High School, Mira Road, were conferred with badges by the guests. They took the pledge to abide by the school motto of loyalty, truth and honour.(HT Photo)
The newly-elected council members of St Mary’s High School, Mira Road, were conferred with badges by the guests. They took the pledge to abide by the school motto of loyalty, truth and honour.(HT Photo)

New leaders take charge at Mumbai school

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 12:40 PM IST
Important or interesting events that happened in Mumbai schools recently
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The newly-elected student council members of St Arnold’s High School and Jr college, Andheri.(HT Photo)
The newly-elected student council members of St Arnold’s High School and Jr college, Andheri.(HT Photo)

New cabinet members take charge at Mumbai school

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:45 AM IST
Important or interesting events that happened in Mumbai schools recently
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The SIT had recently arrested assistant commissioner of Bengaluru north sub-division L C Nagaraj and a village accountant Manjunath for allegedly taking bribe of Rs four crore from Khan for giving a clean chit to his business in their report to their higher-ups.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
The SIT had recently arrested assistant commissioner of Bengaluru north sub-division L C Nagaraj and a village accountant Manjunath for allegedly taking bribe of Rs four crore from Khan for giving a clean chit to his business in their report to their higher-ups.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

IMA scam: IAS officer held on charge of receiving Rs. 1.5cr bribe

By HT Correspondents and Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 12:08 AM IST
The IAS officer had allegedly taken the bribe to give a favourable report after the RBI asked the state government to probe the companys businesses, they said.
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A man was arrested in Punjab’s Faridkot for allegedly working as a spy for intelligence agencies in Pakistan, officials have said.(File Photo)
A man was arrested in Punjab’s Faridkot for allegedly working as a spy for intelligence agencies in Pakistan, officials have said.(File Photo)

Punjab man held on charges of spying for Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Faridkot
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Sources in the police said hand-made maps of restricted areas and information regarding the Indian Army’s weapons have been recovered from him.
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Singh is one of roughly 500 refugees and asylum seekers stuck in Papua New Guinea, having been stopped from reaching Australia. Image used for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Singh is one of roughly 500 refugees and asylum seekers stuck in Papua New Guinea, having been stopped from reaching Australia. Image used for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Indian asylum seeker faces charges over attempted suicide

By Press Trust of India | Port Moresby
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2019 03:45 PM IST
Punjabi asylum seeker Ravinder Singh, aged in his 30s, locked himself in a shipping container room at a camp on Manus Island and started a blaze that engulfed two other rooms before being brought under control.
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A file photo of Maurizio Sarri.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Maurizio Sarri.(REUTERS)

Maurizio Sarri takes charge at Juventus after leaving Chelsea

By Agence France-Presse | Milan
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 01:21 AM IST
Maurizio Sarri was named Juventus coach on Sunday, with the former Chelsea boss signing a three-year deal, the Serie A champions said.
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Expressing concern over the growing number of politicians with criminal antecedents, Major General (retired) Anil Varma of the association said 159 (29%) new MPs have serious criminal cases related to rape, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crime against women against them.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Expressing concern over the growing number of politicians with criminal antecedents, Major General (retired) Anil Varma of the association said 159 (29%) new MPs have serious criminal cases related to rape, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crime against women against them.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

New Lok Sabha sees 9% rise in number of MPs with criminal charges

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 10:14 AM IST
Of the total winners in 2019, 233 parliamentarians (43%) have declared criminal cases against them as compared to 185 (34%) in the Lok Sabha elected in 2014 and 162 (30 per cent) in 2009, say the findings based on the scrutiny of affidavits of 539 MPs.
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Polling diaries are used to note hourly activity at a booth on polling day. On Saturday, AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha will take the party’s complaint to the chief election commissioner and the Delhi CEO.(HTPhotos)
Polling diaries are used to note hourly activity at a booth on polling day. On Saturday, AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha will take the party’s complaint to the chief election commissioner and the Delhi CEO.(HTPhotos)

AAP says poll diaries manipulated, Delhi election body denies charge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 08:37 AM IST
The poll commission, however, refuted the allegations and said the Delhi chief electoral officer would meet senior leaders of the AAP on Saturday to clear their doubts.
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A Gurugram court has set aside criminal charges against former Gurgaon MLA and minister Sukhbir Kataria, who was accused of indulging in bogus voting and creating fake voter identity cards(Yogesh Kumar/HT File Photo)
A Gurugram court has set aside criminal charges against former Gurgaon MLA and minister Sukhbir Kataria, who was accused of indulging in bogus voting and creating fake voter identity cards(Yogesh Kumar/HT File Photo)

Ex-MLA’s criminal charges dropped

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 05:45 PM IST
The court, which was hearing the criminal revision petition, set aside the charges registered under sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
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