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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
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
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, 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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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, 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
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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

By Parteek Singh Mahal | Hindustan Times, Faridkot
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
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IPS officer Purushottam Sharma has denied accusations of domestic violence.(ANI)
IPS officer Purushottam Sharma has denied accusations of domestic violence.(ANI)

IPS officer thrashes wife, pins her down on video. He calls it ‘family matter’

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The Madhya Pradesh Home Department in an order relieved Purushottam Sharma, 1986 batch IPS officer of his charge at the Directorate of Public Prosecution with immediate effect.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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
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Assam Chief Ministerial Sarbananda Sonowal has asked Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta to conduct the inquiry expeditiously and nab the culprit responsible for the leak.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Assam Chief Ministerial Sarbananda Sonowal has asked Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta to conduct the inquiry expeditiously and nab the culprit responsible for the leak.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Assam CM orders probe into leak of question paper for police recruitment test

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:46 PM IST
The test for the recruitment of 597 police sub-inspectors was cancelled on Sunday after the question paper was leaked ahead of the exam.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, 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
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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

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, 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
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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
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Life lessons learned from teachers

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, 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
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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

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
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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A special investigation team of Punjab Police raiding the Chandigarh residence of former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini (right) on Friday morning.(HT Photos)
A special investigation team of Punjab Police raiding the Chandigarh residence of former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini (right) on Friday morning.(HT Photos)

Raids in Chandigarh, Mohali to arrest former Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini in murder case, hours before he gets court’s stay

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Special investigation team probing the Balwant Singh Multani murder case of 1991 conducted the raids early in the morning before Mohali court stayed ex-DGP’s arrest and fixed next date of hearing on September 1
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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

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, 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.
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Additional director general of police of the Meerut zone, Rajeev Sabharwal, said police teams had reached the scene of the crime and were gathering evidence to identify the killers.((Twitter/Sanjay4BJP)
Additional director general of police of the Meerut zone, Rajeev Sabharwal, said police teams had reached the scene of the crime and were gathering evidence to identify the killers.((Twitter/Sanjay4BJP)

Former Baghpat district BJP chief shot dead during morning walk

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 01:49 AM IST
Khokhar used to go on a morning walk from his residence in Chaprauli to nearby Tilwara and visit his farm. He was on the way to his farm when the two assailants approached him and shot him dead before escaping.
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This is the second time in three days that the SOG has showed up to quiz Sachin Pilot loyalists.(HT Photo)
This is the second time in three days that the SOG has showed up to quiz Sachin Pilot loyalists.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan’s SOG at Manesar again to quiz rebel MLA allegedly named in audio tape

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 11:05 PM IST
The police acted on a tip-off and reached the hotel to question Sharma, who along with Vishvendra Singh was suspended from the grand old party on Friday for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan.
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Madhya Pradesh, July 09 (ANI): Police personnel arrest Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the Kanpur encounter case, at the Mahakal temple, in Ujjain on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Madhya Pradesh, July 09 (ANI): Police personnel arrest Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the Kanpur encounter case, at the Mahakal temple, in Ujjain on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Hunt for UP gangster Dubey ends in Ujjain

By Ranjan, Shruti Tomar, Rohit K Singh and Haider Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Lucknow, Bhopal/lucknow:
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 01:09 AM IST
The game of cat and mouse nearly turned in the police’s favour when he was spotted in Faridabad on July 7, the first time his whereabouts were confirmed since he fled Kanpur, but he slipped away even as one of his top accomplices who had accompanied him till then was caught.
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Police personnel arrest Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the Kanpur encounter Case, at the Mahakal temple, in Ujjain. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Police personnel arrest Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the Kanpur encounter Case, at the Mahakal temple, in Ujjain. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Cop killer nabbed after 6-day manhunt

By Haider Naqvi and Rohit K Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Kanpur/lucknow:
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 03:02 AM IST
When Vikas Dubey was finally caught, it was in Madhya Pradesh outside a temple, hundreds of kilometres away from where he was last seen in the National Capital Region city of Faridabad. .
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Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said attempts by Pakistan to infiltrate terrorists from launch pads across the Line of Control will be foiled.(ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said attempts by Pakistan to infiltrate terrorists from launch pads across the Line of Control will be foiled.(ANI)

Terror launch pads across LoC active, but we are ready, says J-K DGP

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria| Edited by sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir’s police chief Dilbagh Singh said anti-terror operations are on in full throttle in the union territory and 128 terrorists have been killed so far this year.
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More than 100 CRPF troopers in Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI)
More than 100 CRPF troopers in Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI)

MHA orders ‘second line of defence’ for police as Covid-19 cases rise

By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The Hiem Ministry’s order came after many central police forces have reported Covid-19 cases with the CRPF being the worst hit by the pandemic.
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Police department figures show that between March 23 and April 5, as many as 4230 vehicles were seized in Jaipur(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Police department figures show that between March 23 and April 5, as many as 4230 vehicles were seized in Jaipur(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 cases rise in Jaipur, but vehicle seizures show lockdown violations

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 10:40 AM IST
Police department figures show that between March 23 and April 5, as many as 4230 vehicles were seized in Jaipur, 3694 people were booked under Motor Vehicle Act, 61 arrested for disturbing peace and eight held for violating lockdown orders.
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Flu patient who fled country threatens doctor for sounding alarm

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 11:14 PM IST
As per reports, she had refused to get tested for coronavirus even after being advised by three private health facilities in Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana.
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Haryana Police to install speed radars on Ambala-Delhi highway

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2020 10:57 PM IST
According to additional director general of police (ADGP) (law and order) Navdeep Singh Virk, the radars which will be connected to a centralised control room are going to be installed on the national highway in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat and Sonepat
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Ludhiana 30kg gold heist cracked, gangster held in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 10:16 PM IST
Gagan Judge, his aides are involved in more than two-dozen case of contract killing, murder bid, extortion, say police
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Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh with Punjab Police chief Dinkar Gupta in Chandigarh. The CM defended the DGP in the assembly and gave details about the busting of terror modules and the recovery of arms and ammunition in the state over the past few months.(HT file photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh with Punjab Police chief Dinkar Gupta in Chandigarh. The CM defended the DGP in the assembly and gave details about the busting of terror modules and the recovery of arms and ammunition in the state over the past few months.(HT file photo)

DGP Dinkar Gupta has apologised for Kartarpur remarks, Punjab CM tells assembly

By HTC and PTI | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Capt Amarinder Singh defends police chief, saying “anybody can make a mistake”; expresses his govt’s commitment to keep Kartarpur Corridor open
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Mother of one of the victims is consoled by the neighbours at her home in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on Friday.(Himanshu Vyas/ht photo)
Mother of one of the victims is consoled by the neighbours at her home in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on Friday.(Himanshu Vyas/ht photo)

‘Reported as video went viral’: Rajasthan Dalit man violated with screwdriver

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Sohan Nagar (Nagaur)
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 02:24 PM IST
Kavita Srivastav, general secretary of the Rajasthan chapter of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, says the Dalits continue to face caste violence and live in fear of the police.
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Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who has reiterated that he will continue on the post.(HT file photo)
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who has reiterated that he will continue on the post.(HT file photo)

High court stays CAT order quashing appointment of Dinkar Gupta as Punjab DGP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Central Administrative Tribunal had on Friday set aside the February 2019 appointment of Gupta as police chief, observing the procedure adopted by empanelment committee and UPSC for preparing panel violated SC judgment in Prakash Singh case. A 1987-batch IPS officer, Gupta superseded five officers
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Vijay Kumar to replace Pani as new Kashmir IGP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 10:34 PM IST
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