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Vice Admiral Rajat Datta.(MoD)

Admiral Rajat Datta takes over as India’s top military doctor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:30 AM IST
An alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Vice Admiral Rajat Datta was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps in December 1982.
Farmers blocking the Hisar-Chandigarh highway near Kalayat on Tuesday during the Bharat Bandh called to protest the Centre’s farm laws.(HT Photo)
Farmers blocking the Hisar-Chandigarh highway near Kalayat on Tuesday during the Bharat Bandh called to protest the Centre’s farm laws.(HT Photo)

Farmers block highways in Hisar, Jind and Rohtak in Haryana

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Police issue travel advisory, asking commuters to modify journey plans in view of the Bharat Bandh call
District police personnel challaning tourists for not wearing face masks while strolling in public places.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
District police personnel challaning tourists for not wearing face masks while strolling in public places.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

HP police collect 1.19 crore in fines for Covid safety violations

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Kullu police collected the maximum amount of 28. 37 lakh, followed by Una with 19.10 lakh and Chamba with 11.74 lakh
Bharti Kisan Union (Ugrahan) leaders Harinder Kaur Bindu, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Jhanda Singh Jethuke and Shingara Singh Maan during a press conference at Kisan Bhawan in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Farmers of Punjab and Haryana have announced a Delhi Chalo march on November 26 and 27 to protest the Centre’s farm laws.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Bharti Kisan Union (Ugrahan) leaders Harinder Kaur Bindu, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Jhanda Singh Jethuke and Shingara Singh Maan during a press conference at Kisan Bhawan in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Farmers of Punjab and Haryana have announced a Delhi Chalo march on November 26 and 27 to protest the Centre’s farm laws.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Haryana to seal its borders to stop farmers marching towards Delhi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:07 AM IST
Traffic will be diverted or road blockages put up on Ambala-Delhi, Hisar-Delhi, Rewari-Delhi and Palwal-Delhi highways on November 25, 26 and 27; entry from Punjab in districts of Panchkula, Ambala, Kaithal, Jind, Fatehabad and Sirsa will also be blocked.
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Operation in J&K’s Machil still on, says BSF

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Top official says fewer militants had been able to infiltrate the country this year as compared to previous years
On the reading list this week is a book on archaeology in India, a volume on the guns of a royal collector, and a searing debut novel on Naga life in the troubled 1980s and 1990s.(HT Team)
On the reading list this week is a book on archaeology in India, a volume on the guns of a royal collector, and a searing debut novel on Naga life in the troubled 1980s and 1990s.(HT Team)

HT Picks: New Reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 08:24 PM IST
This week’s interesting reads includes a book on post-Independence archaeology in India, one on the guns of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, and a debut novel on Naga life in the troubled final decades of the twentieth century
The petitioner had alleged that Chandigarh police had falsely implicated him to force him to withdraw a police official’s summoning application in a 2017 bribery case.(HT Photo)
The petitioner had alleged that Chandigarh police had falsely implicated him to force him to withdraw a police official’s summoning application in a 2017 bribery case.(HT Photo)

Punjab and Haryana HC dismisses plea for CBI probe in alleged false drug case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:00 AM IST
Petitioners alleged they were being pressurised by Chandigarh police officials to withdraw application before a trial court to summon suspended SHO Jaswinder Kaur, who had been nabbed by the CBI in another case
According to the State Crime Records Bureau’s criminal investigation department, in the last five and a half years till July 15, 2020, 590 unidentified bodies were found in HP, roughly averaging 107 bodies a year.(Shutterstock/For representation only)
According to the State Crime Records Bureau’s criminal investigation department, in the last five and a half years till July 15, 2020, 590 unidentified bodies were found in HP, roughly averaging 107 bodies a year.(Shutterstock/For representation only)

HP police keen to tap Aadhaar database to identify dead bodies

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Access will allow biometrics of the bodies to be scanned and processed at the Aadhaar portal to trace pre-existing biometric details.
Former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini and Inspector General of Police PS Umranangal, who have been accused of criminal conspiracy by a special investigation team probing the Behbal Kalan firing incident of 2015. Two villagers died in the police firing on October 14, 2015, while protesting against the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib.(HT file photos)
Former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini and Inspector General of Police PS Umranangal, who have been accused of criminal conspiracy by a special investigation team probing the Behbal Kalan firing incident of 2015. Two villagers died in the police firing on October 14, 2015, while protesting against the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib.(HT file photos)

SIT names former Punjab DGP Saini, suspended IG Umranangal as accused in 2015 Behbal Kalan firing case

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By Parteek Singh Mahal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 05:52 PM IST
Special investigation team to soon issue notices to both former police officials, who have been accused of criminal conspiracy
The Punjab and Haryana high court order on Wednesday covers any FIR registered against former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for any ‘crime’ committed by him during his entire service period.(HT file photo)
The Punjab and Haryana high court order on Wednesday covers any FIR registered against former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for any ‘crime’ committed by him during his entire service period.(HT file photo)

Give week’s notice before arrest: High court tells Punjab on plea of ex-DGP Saini

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:30 AM IST
In his plea, Sumedh Singh Saini sought that the interim order passed in October 2018 be extended to his entire service record as the state’s agencies are “hell bent on implicating” him
The former DGP, Sumedh Singh Saini, whose whereabouts are not known at present, was booked in May for the alleged kidnapping of Balwant Singh Multani, a junior engineer with the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation (Citco) in 1991 and the son of a bureaucrat. Multani had been picked up by the police after a terrorist attack on Saini, the then Chandigarh senior superintendent of police.(HT Photo)
The former DGP, Sumedh Singh Saini, whose whereabouts are not known at present, was booked in May for the alleged kidnapping of Balwant Singh Multani, a junior engineer with the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation (Citco) in 1991 and the son of a bureaucrat. Multani had been picked up by the police after a terrorist attack on Saini, the then Chandigarh senior superintendent of police.(HT Photo)

Former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini faces arrest after high court dismisses bail petition

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 11:22 AM IST
Former director general of police Saini can appeal against the judgment before the Supreme Court in the Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case of 1991
Sand being illegally mined in the Ghaggar river area near Kakrali village in Kharar, Mohali.(HT Photo)
Sand being illegally mined in the Ghaggar river area near Kakrali village in Kharar, Mohali.(HT Photo)

Despite monsoon ban, sand mined illegally in Dera Bassi’s Kakrali village

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Dera Bassi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:48 PM IST
People with mining contracts in the area have alleged that some unscrupulous elements were digging up sand on Sunday. They fled when they were spotted by men working for a contractor
Assistant sub-inspector Rajesh Kumar from Panchkula’s Anti Human Trafficking Unit (left) and two girls who reunited with their father after six years on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Assistant sub-inspector Rajesh Kumar from Panchkula’s Anti Human Trafficking Unit (left) and two girls who reunited with their father after six years on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Missing children’s guiding light, this policeman helps reunite them with their families

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:31 PM IST
Assistant sub-inspector Rajesh Kumar from Panchkula’s Anti Human Trafficking Unit has helped trace 573 missing persons in the last five years
The new commission will recommend changes in the recruitment system, training and skill enhancement techniques.(HT PHOTO)
The new commission will recommend changes in the recruitment system, training and skill enhancement techniques.(HT PHOTO)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: More power to city police

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:13 PM IST
The reforms commission is expected to suggest measures to improve police infrastructure, upgrade police functioning, that is, investigation, prosecution, forensic, intelligence and training
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Life lessons learned from teachers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 12:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times speaks to students who have emerged successful in their chosen fields and asks them about their favourite teachers and the values they taught that they still cherish.
On September 2, another judge, justice Amol Rattan Singh, had recused from hearing the second petition of former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini (in pic) seeking either quashing or transfer of the Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case to the CBI. That plea is listed for hearing for September 7.(HT Photo)
On September 2, another judge, justice Amol Rattan Singh, had recused from hearing the second petition of former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini (in pic) seeking either quashing or transfer of the Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case to the CBI. That plea is listed for hearing for September 7.(HT Photo)

Multani disappearance case: HC judge recuses from hearing Saini’s anticipatory bail plea

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Mohali additional district and sessions judge had on Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of the ex-DGP in the Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case. It is against this order that Saini had approached the high court
Nearly 20% of the 290 complaints filed by jail inmates with the National Human Rights Commission are from Punjab.(HT file photo for representational purpose only)
Nearly 20% of the 290 complaints filed by jail inmates with the National Human Rights Commission are from Punjab.(HT file photo for representational purpose only)

Punjab prisons see maximum human rights violation complaints in country

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:19 PM IST
NCRB REPORT 2019 The national and state human rights commissions received the highest number of complaints of cruelty and denial of lawful rights of inmates from Punjab in 2019
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22 IPS officers shifted in Himachal

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Additional director general of police (ADGP), CID, Ashok Tiwari has been transferred as ADGP, law and order and with additional charge of ADGP armed police and training.
HP police chief Sanjay Kundu has prioritised safety of women and children in the state.(Shutterstock)
HP police chief Sanjay Kundu has prioritised safety of women and children in the state.(Shutterstock)

HP police ask govt to sack teachers involved in POCSO cases

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 04:50 PM IST
According to government data, about nine teachers involved in POCSO cases in various schools across the state had been suspended in 2019.
Uttarakhand Police has ordered a probe into the allegations levelled by both sides.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand Police has ordered a probe into the allegations levelled by both sides.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand youth says senior IPS officer tortured and stripped him, probe ordered

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 07:22 PM IST
The senior IPS officer has refuted allegations and accused the youth of harassing his daughter.
Indian Institute of Mass Communication.(HT file)
Indian Institute of Mass Communication.(HT file)

Prof Sanjay Dwivedi appointed Director General of IIMC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Professor Sanjay Dwivedi is at present Registrar of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal.
Objections against disbursal of funds by the education department were raised by the director general’s office after an inspection in January and February 2020.(REUTERS/For representation)
Objections against disbursal of funds by the education department were raised by the director general’s office after an inspection in January and February 2020.(REUTERS/For representation)

Audit objections over Chandigarh education dept’s 17 crore fund disbursal to colleges

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 12:39 AM IST
‘Irregularly retaining’ the money from the financial years 2017 to 2018 and 2018 to 2019 in a fixed deposit is against Central government account (receipts and payments) rules.
The officials of the two sides also exchanged views on the challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, cooperation at different multilateral forums.(REUTERS)
The officials of the two sides also exchanged views on the challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, cooperation at different multilateral forums.(REUTERS)

Won’t allow differences to escalate, both sides say

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Beijing | By Rezaul H Laskar and Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 01:34 AM IST
People familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity that Friday’s meeting was meant to set the stage for the talks on June 6 between the general officer commanding of Leh-based 14 Corps, Lt Gen Harinder Singh, and his Chinese counterpart.
People walk in the terminal as flights resume during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Riga international airport, Latvia May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins(REUTERS)
People walk in the terminal as flights resume during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Riga international airport, Latvia May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins(REUTERS)

Travelling in the times of Covid-19: All you need to know about travel during Lockdown 4.0

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 05:50 PM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic that spread like wildfire since last December has affected human life and economies across the world. Among all the sectors that are reeling, it is the tourism and hospitality industry that has been hit the most.
March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)
March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)

Air passenger demand plunges as travel restrictions take hold: IATA

Geneva (Switzerland) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 07:10 AM IST
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March showing that demand measured in total revenue passenger kilometres dived 52.9 per cent compared to the year-ago period.
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Tally may cross 200 in Chandigarh: UT adviser

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 11:05 PM IST
In the last five days, the city has seen a spike of 40 new cases taking the total number to 68.
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Unable to pay salaries, Panchkula schools call for govt to review mandate on fees

Hindustan Times, | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Panchkula Public Schools Association has said that schools had made all efforts to conduct online classes for students, but they should not be made to bear unsustainable losses
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. (HT file)
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. (HT file)

Pokhriyal advises NTA to extend application deadline for UGC NET, CSIR NET and various other exams

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 08:38 AM IST
The minister has tweeted this information because of the current coronavirus scare running deep within the country.  
People carrying goods distributed by the district administration in Mandi on Sunday.(Birbal Sharma)
People carrying goods distributed by the district administration in Mandi on Sunday.(Birbal Sharma)

2,500 Himachalis trying to sneak into state quarantined at interstate borders

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The official from the state disaster department who did not wish to be named revealed the data
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