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Industrialists highlight poor condition of Ludhiana’s Focal Point

The poor condition of Ludhiana’s Focal Point was highlighted by various industrialists during a meeting with Sumeet Jarangal, MD of Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC). President of Chairman of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) Upkar Singh Ahuja highlighted the issues faced by the industry such as bad roads, sewerage cleaning, non-functional streetlights and improper dumping of garbage.
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Updated on Dec 05, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets a lunch invite. It is from his ex-boss

Amarinder and Sidhu have not been on best of terms ever since he exited the state council of ministers after being divested of the local government department last year, but there are efforts lately from both leaders to break the ice.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had asked former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to second the resolution in the state assembly against the Centre’s farm laws. Sidhu had also participated in a protest led by the chief minister in Delhi, signalling a thaw in ties.(Instagram/Navjot Singh Sidhu)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had asked former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to second the resolution in the state assembly against the Centre’s farm laws. Sidhu had also participated in a protest led by the chief minister in Delhi, signalling a thaw in ties.(Instagram/Navjot Singh Sidhu)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 07:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Page-turners

Here’s a list of the books that have kept me entertained over the last month
With nowhere to go and no one to see, many of us have rediscovered our love of books and of reading(Illustration: Aparna Ram)
With nowhere to go and no one to see, many of us have rediscovered our love of books and of reading(Illustration: Aparna Ram)
Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySeema Goswami

Total bandh in Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar and Bathinda against Centre’s farm bills

Shops shut, traffic hit in Punjab cities as people stay home in response to bandh call by farmer organisations; security up across the state
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers raising slogans and blocking the road at the Golden Gate on Friday in response to the farmers’ bandh call.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers raising slogans and blocking the road at the Golden Gate on Friday in response to the farmers’ bandh call.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Patiala | ByHT Correspondents

Uttar Pradesh to create Udyog Bandhu-like body for farmers

The body will assist enterprising farmer producer organisations in investing in projects for post-harvest infrastructure management and community farming assets with the help of the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund that the Centre had announced in August
The Central government plans to make <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh crore AIF available to banks that will finance these projects.(HT photo)
The Central government plans to make 1 lakh crore AIF available to banks that will finance these projects.(HT photo)
Published on Sep 03, 2020 11:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByBrajendra K Parashar

MC approves plan to recover 41 crore from unpaid water bills

MC house discusses few suggestions by the revenue generation panel, including funding from Mahila Bhawan in Sector 38 and revised license fee for permissions to grow hedges.
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Updated on Sep 01, 2020 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByMunieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

Two truckers booked for violating NGT norms in Yamunanagar

Almost eight months after two trucks were impounded for illegal mining and breaking the norms laid by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), their drivers/owners were booked in Yamunanagar on Monday. The complainant, Om Dutt Sharma of Yamunanagar mining department, told the police that since then, no one has contacted the department about the vehicles and soon, the trucks will be auctioned.
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Updated on Aug 24, 2020 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Ambala

Delhi’s annual infrastructure shock

Come up with a comprehensive solution to deal with heavy rains
The flooding problem cannot be solved by desilting the drains alone. The city will have to undo decades of bad developmental planning and over concretetisation, which has destroyed or built over the city’s natural drainage system(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The flooding problem cannot be solved by desilting the drains alone. The city will have to undo decades of bad developmental planning and over concretetisation, which has destroyed or built over the city’s natural drainage system(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 20, 2020 08:33 PM IST
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DU data leak: Students lodge FIR yet feel unsafe and stressed

Delhi University students had complained of data breach when admit cards were uploaded online, and female students say that they are still feeling unsafe and stressed out. Experts suggest how they can keep themselves calm.
Many Delhi University girls are facing harassment and mental stress due to calls and messages from unknown numbers since the data leak has been reported.(Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT (For representational purpose only))
Many Delhi University girls are facing harassment and mental stress due to calls and messages from unknown numbers since the data leak has been reported.(Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT (For representational purpose only))
Published on Jul 17, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAprajita Sharad (Inputs by Naina Arora and Ruchika Garg), New Delhi

Covid-19 austerity measures: Chandigarh admn slashes expenditure by 20%

Cuts to impact municipal corporation, engineering department asked to focus only on ongoing development works, freeze on new hiring
The revenue generation from goods and service tax (GST), excise and VAT plummeted by 71% for April and May in comparison to the same period last year, a senior Chandigarh administration official has said.(Mint)
The revenue generation from goods and service tax (GST), excise and VAT plummeted by 71% for April and May in comparison to the same period last year, a senior Chandigarh administration official has said.(Mint)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 02:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByMunieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

Odisha warns of disciplinary action against employees not wearing masks in office

The Odisha government order also said employees need to ensure frequent hand washing (for minimum 20 seconds) during the office hours, especially after the use of washrooms.
the Odisha government said any of its employees found not wearing mask during officer hours would face charges of official indiscipline.(REUTERS)
the Odisha government said any of its employees found not wearing mask during officer hours would face charges of official indiscipline.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 09, 2020 08:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Cash-strapped Odisha asks departments to plough back money in bank accounts to treasury

The Odisha government is in dire need of cash to meet Covid-19 related emergent expenditure and other committed expenditure .
Naveen Patnaik’s government is facing a massive cash crunch and has been able to mop up only 45 per cent of the revenue collection in the last two months compared to same period of last fiscal due to Covid-19 lockdown(ANI)
Naveen Patnaik’s government is facing a massive cash crunch and has been able to mop up only 45 per cent of the revenue collection in the last two months compared to same period of last fiscal due to Covid-19 lockdown(ANI)
Published on Jun 01, 2020 11:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain

HC order on Sukhna catchment area: Capt forms panel to devise strategy with Haryana

The HC on March 2 had declared Sukhna Lake a legal entity and ordered the demolition of unauthorised as well as legal constructions in its catchment area within three months
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Published on Mar 06, 2020 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandiagarh | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

Building violations in Zirakpur: Punjab govt suspends CLU licence of builder

The project “Veteran Builders” was among 30-odd other projects of the builder, Suresh Kumar, where anomalies were found.
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Published on Feb 06, 2020 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByIdrees Bukhtiyar, Mohali

Ex-mayor challenges Patiala MC’s 1,000-cr development claims

Throwing an open challenge to the Patiala municipal corporation’s claims of carrying out development projects worth over ₹1,000 crore, former mayor Ajitpal Singh Kohli has come up with completely different figures procured from the civic body through the Right to Information Act.
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Published on Feb 04, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByNavrajdeep Singh, Patiala

AMRITSAR TRAIN ACCIDENTNow, retired judge to probe MC officials’ role

AMRITSAR The Punjab local government department has appointed a retired judge to probe the role of Amritsar municipal corporation officials in the 2018 Dussehra train tragedy in which 61 persons were killed. The five MC officials, three of whom have retired now, were chargesheeted in the departmental inquiry and were indicted in the magisterial probe too.
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Published on Jan 23, 2020 10:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent

Ludhiana MC putting concrete around trees, engineers’ council writes to NGT

A member of the engineers’ council says they have requested the NGT to direct MC officials to remove the concrete and paver blocks fixed within one metre of trunks of trees to save them from perishing
Concrete stuffed around trees outside the office of the municipal corporation in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
Concrete stuffed around trees outside the office of the municipal corporation in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Clear dues or face disconnection:PSPCL sends notices to water supply dept, GMADA, MC office

Electricity bills in Mohali govt offices amounting to 42 crore have not been cleared
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Updated on Jan 13, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHillary Victor, Mohali

Plastic management a distant dream for Patiala as plant project hangs fire

The municipal corporation (MC) of Patiala has failed to set up an independent plastic management plant to treat the plastic and polythene waste of the city. With no concrete plan, the civic bodies in district have failed to implement complete ban on the use of polythene bags, which the state government had ordered back in 2011.
Even after a ban being imposed on the use of polythene bags in district, its rampant use continues across the Royal City.
Even after a ban being imposed on the use of polythene bags in district, its rampant use continues across the Royal City.
Published on Nov 30, 2019 10:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Patiala

Man-eating tiger is an outdated construct | Opinion

The new NTCA guidelines to catch such animals are progressive. They should now be applied for leopards too
The hunting of the tigress Avni displayed all that was wrong with tiger tracking(AFP)
The hunting of the tigress Avni displayed all that was wrong with tiger tracking(AFP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 07:56 PM IST
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Stubble mgmt: Sangrur admn issues VIP cards to 66 farmers

The deputy commissioner said that the purpose of issuing VIP cards to progressive farmers is to enhance their social status so that they can avail public services in government departments on priority basis.
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Published on Oct 24, 2019 10:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Sangrur

Clear all dues by Oct 15, government tells CPSEs

CPSEs have also been asked to build a portal by October 15 where delay in payments can be monitored on a regular basis, Sitharaman said after reviewing the capex plan of CPSEs.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday asked 32 large central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to frontload their capital expenditure and clear all dues of all goods and service providers by October 15.(ANI Photo)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday asked 32 large central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to frontload their capital expenditure and clear all dues of all goods and service providers by October 15.(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2019 12:51 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsit Ranjan Mishra

Central vista revamp plan will not affect Delhi’s bid for World Heritage City tag: Tourism dept

The central government on Thursday announced its decision to revamp large parts of Lutyens’ Delhi, which includes revamping or building a new Parliament House by 2022 and razing a number of buildings to construct an integrated complex to house all government departments and ministries.
Since 2015, Lutyens’ Delhi has undergone several changes and with the recent decision to revamp the central vista, more are expected to come about in the next couple of years.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Since 2015, Lutyens’ Delhi has undergone several changes and with the recent decision to revamp the central vista, more are expected to come about in the next couple of years.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 09:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Patiala MC to draft bylaws to tackle stray cattle menace

In 2017, local govt dept had drafted the bylaws and had directed the MC to pass it in House meet, but it is still pending
Stray cattle can be seen roaming freely on national and state highways across district and highly populated interiors parts of Patiala (urban) and other link roads.(HT PHOTO)
Stray cattle can be seen roaming freely on national and state highways across district and highly populated interiors parts of Patiala (urban) and other link roads.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByNavrajdeep Singh

Kharar MC gets approval for new office building

Gets nod after eight years, expected to begin by mid-November
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Published on Sep 12, 2019 12:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByIdrees Bukhtiyar, Mohali

Mohali water dept gets final warning to clear 8.5 crore power dues

The water supply and sanitation department continues to remain the biggest electricity bill defaulter in Mohali, with its dues mounting to ₹8.5 crore in the past three years. Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has now sent a registered notice to the department, asking it to clear the bills within two weeks, or face snapping of electricity supply.
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Published on Aug 31, 2019 01:07 AM IST
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ByHillary Victor, Mohali

Industry hails deadline for GST refunds, removal of angel tax for start-ups

The Union government should also have focused on other sectors of economy, including real estate, steel industry and textiles, which are also facing a slump, say industry representatives.
The automobile sector has shown a positive response to the announcements made by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to prop up the slowing economy.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The automobile sector has shown a positive response to the announcements made by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to prop up the slowing economy.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Finance Minister Sitharaman’s three-point plan to jump-start auto sales

Finance minister announced measures to arrest a fall in demand for automobiles. Latest Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) data reveals that overall retail sales in July had fallen by 6 per cent.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with her MoS Anurag Thakur (L) and Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar addresses a press conference announcing a slew of economic measures to boost growth, at National Media Centre in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 23, 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with her MoS Anurag Thakur (L) and Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar addresses a press conference announcing a slew of economic measures to boost growth, at National Media Centre in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 23, 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 06:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Tools down at Pune’s 3 ordinance factories puts forces’ pyro ammunition stock at risk

A total of 7,400 people are employed by the three Ordinance factories in Pune district, i.e. Ordinance factory, Dehu road, Khadki Ammunition factory and High Explosives factory, Khadki. As of August 20, all these ordinance employees began a month-long strike
Workers on strike at the Dehu road factory on Wednesday.(HT/PHOTO)
Workers on strike at the Dehu road factory on Wednesday.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 04:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Punw | ByHT Correspondent.

More than 700 govt establishments draft pro-disability policy in 2 months

Under the Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act, workplaces are required to register their EOPs with the concerned commissioner for persons with disabilities and notify them after approval.
Between April 2017 and May 2019, 1,255 government establishments in Delhi had registered and notified their EOPs.(HT image)
Between April 2017 and May 2019, 1,255 government establishments in Delhi had registered and notified their EOPs.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 01:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey
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