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Dera Bassi building collapse: Owner hired unskilled labour, says SDM’s report

Initially, a contractor was hired for the construction work in the building in February this year, but later his services appear to have been discontinued as Hardev Singh hired unskilled labourers after the March lockdown
Rescuers look for bodies in the rubble of a building that collapsed in Dera Bassi on September 24. A report from the sub divisional magistrate Kuldeep Singh Bawa has revealed that the building owner had hired unskilled labourers for construction work in the building.(HT file photo)
Rescuers look for bodies in the rubble of a building that collapsed in Dera Bassi on September 24. A report from the sub divisional magistrate Kuldeep Singh Bawa has revealed that the building owner had hired unskilled labourers for construction work in the building.(HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 11:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dera Bassi | By Hillary Victor, Dera Bassi

Our lives were shattered in the blink of an eye, say Balkote shelling victims

Four civilians and five security force personnel were killed in the shelling on November 13
The five children of Faruqa Begum, who was killed in Pak shelling, at their home in BalkoteHT Photo
The five children of Faruqa Begum, who was killed in Pak shelling, at their home in BalkoteHT Photo
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 12:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Balkote | By Mir Ehsan, Balkote

48 chairs reported missing: PU panel wants heritage furniture identified

The panel headed by Navdeep Goyal on Wednesday asked for the verification of heritage furniture by experts from PU’s architecture office.
Heritage furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret are auctioned regularly in the international markets.(HT Photo)
Heritage furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret are auctioned regularly in the international markets.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh

Chandigarh district courts resume physical hearing to poor response

The district and sessions judge has allowed physical hearing provided both parties give their consent.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The district and sessions judge has allowed physical hearing provided both parties give their consent.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 12:14 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Chandigarh administration exploring taller house options for stilt parking

UT adviser Manoj Parida has asked the urban planing department to consider relaxing height restrictions in residential units
Lack of parking space forces people to leave their vehicles on the roads or pavements.(HT Photo)
Lack of parking space forces people to leave their vehicles on the roads or pavements.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 12:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

Miscreants put up flag with Khalistan written on it on terrace of Moga district administrative complex

While escaping, two youngsters took away the Tricolour; DC says the duo chose a time when employees were arriving for duty so no one suspected them
A policeman putting up a new Tricolour in the Moga district administrative complex after two miscreants took away the National Flag, while police investigate the incident on Friday morning.(HT Photos)
A policeman putting up a new Tricolour in the Moga district administrative complex after two miscreants took away the National Flag, while police investigate the incident on Friday morning.(HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 04:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Parteek Singh Mahal

Body of missing chemist found near Rohini park

The chemist, Ashish Gupta, lived with his father, wife and two children. He used to run his medical store from the ground floor of the same building.
Published on Jun 16, 2020 06:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Vishal Mega Mart fire: No safety equipment, fire-dept notices ignored, says Mohali SDM’s report

The SCO in Phase 5 was among the 200-odd violators which were issued notices in September
The fire that engulfed the SCO in Mohali’s Phase 5 on February 29 prompted a high level inquiry by Mohali administration.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
The fire that engulfed the SCO in Mohali’s Phase 5 on February 29 prompted a high level inquiry by Mohali administration.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Published on Mar 12, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor, Mohali

Chandigarh admn to cap number of paying guests

This will be implemented by fixing the number of rent deeds allowed in a house.
A stricter PG policy was notified on Monday
A stricter PG policy was notified on Monday
Published on Mar 12, 2020 12:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar

Gutted Mohali showroom declared structurally unsafe

Police cordon off building housing Vishal Mega Mart besides Barbeque Nation and The BrewMaster in Phase 5
Smoke billowing out of a showroom even a day after fire erupted in its basement in Phase 5, Mohali.(Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
Smoke billowing out of a showroom even a day after fire erupted in its basement in Phase 5, Mohali.(Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 02, 2020 12:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Idrees Bukhtiyar, Mohali

Norms go up in smoke as illegal PGs mushroom in Chandigarh

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Published on Feb 23, 2020 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh

18-yr-old domestic help found hanging at doctor’s house in Panchkula

Body found at employer’s house in Panchkula’s Sec 17; no suicide note found
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Updated on Jan 13, 2020 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula

PU board of finance approves budget for new MBA course

The total cost for the course is 30 lakh for first year and 6 lakh for the second year
Published on Jan 08, 2020 12:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Ludhiana bizman dies as rifle goes off accidentally

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Updated on Dec 28, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, LUDHIANA | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Development not according to layout, Kharar developer to cough up 1 lakh

National Consumer Commission upholds Punjab state panel’s decision providing relief to Panchkula woman
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Published on Nov 25, 2019 01:13 AM IST
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HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Mohali

Depressed over unemployment, man hangs self in Ludhiana

Police said the victim, Asisinder Singh, had left his job at a shipping company in Mumbai after his contract had expired four months ago, and was depressed over not getting employment after that
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Published on Nov 21, 2019 11:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

12 years on, GMADA to build homes for the poor

Construction of houses, that will cost 10 lakh each, will begin in December; policy for allotment being framed
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Published on Nov 20, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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By Hillary Victor, Mohali

Mohali woman gets 6-month jail after pet dog bites neighbour

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Updated on Nov 02, 2019 12:11 AM IST
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By Shailee Dogra, Mohali

Close shave for DMCH dean, his family as SUV’s engine explodes in Ludhiana

Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, along with other family members, escaped to the roof to save themselves
The damaged Ford Endeavour SUV parked in Haibowal in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
The damaged Ford Endeavour SUV parked in Haibowal in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 10:44 PM IST
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4 still missing as water pressure blocks Assam rescue operation

Rescue personnel said the access to the site has been blocked due to flooding and continued release of water from the punctured pipeline which can carry 12,000 litres of water per second.
The damaged penstock (pipeline) is connected to one of the two reservoirs of the state-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation’s (NEEPCO) Kopili hydel project on the Kopili river.(Twitter image)
The damaged penstock (pipeline) is connected to one of the two reservoirs of the state-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation’s (NEEPCO) Kopili hydel project on the Kopili river.(Twitter image)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

DDA prepares draft to amend Master Plan to accommodate fitness centres

The proposal will be tabled during the DDA’s meeting, which will be chaired by Delhi’s lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, on Wednesday.
Once the proposal is approved in the meeting, it will be put in public domain for a period of 30-45 days for suggestions/objections followed by a public hearing before the amendment is notified.(HT image)
Once the proposal is approved in the meeting, it will be put in public domain for a period of 30-45 days for suggestions/objections followed by a public hearing before the amendment is notified.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Invoking Gandhi, the icon; Ignoring Gandhi, the idea

Gandhi, the man, must have been fascinating. Gandhi, the idea, even more so.
Students offer tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, in Surat, on Wednesday.(PTI)
Students offer tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, in Surat, on Wednesday.(PTI)
Published on Oct 02, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar

MC to propose stilt parking in 5 city parks

The proposal is to be tabled in the MC General House meeting to be held on Monday.
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Updated on Sep 19, 2019 10:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

Fire at multi-storey commercial building in Bengaluru creates panic

As the ground floor where the fire broke out was engulfed in smoke, people working there ran to the top floor of the building.
There were no casualties and the minor blaze at the ‘Farah Tower’, where about 500 people work, was put out quickly, Fire and Emergency Services officials said.(HT image)
There were no casualties and the minor blaze at the ‘Farah Tower’, where about 500 people work, was put out quickly, Fire and Emergency Services officials said.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 06:14 PM IST
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Couple with multiple stab wounds found dead at Gurugram home

The bodies of Vikram and Jyoti were found, with multiple stab wounds, at their second-floor home in village Dundahera and one person has been detained, police said.
Couple, both in their 30s, was found murdered on Thursday morning at their rented house in Gurgaon(Representational Image)
Couple, both in their 30s, was found murdered on Thursday morning at their rented house in Gurgaon(Representational Image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 11:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurgaon | By HT Correspondent

Domestic help, 19, jumps to her death from Gurugram condo

The police said they have not recovered any suicide note from her possession or her room.
The M3M Merlin condominium in Sector 67.(HT image)
The M3M Merlin condominium in Sector 67.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 11:32 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar

Civic hospitals can be force multipliers for Ayushman Bharat | Opinion

The civic health department has about 1,200 people on the rolls but according to the civic health chief, these hospitals can function only if an additional 700 staff and about 100 doctors are recruited.
The Balasaheb Thackeray Hospital near Mitra Mandal in Pune has been lying in a state of neglect.(HT PHOTO.)
The Balasaheb Thackeray Hospital near Mitra Mandal in Pune has been lying in a state of neglect.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 03:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Vaidya

The sorry state of boys hostel in Ludhiana’s Sector 32

Fund crunch has hampered services being provided at the facility
The two-storeyed building depicts a sad state of affairs and serves as a classic example of negligence.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
The two-storeyed building depicts a sad state of affairs and serves as a classic example of negligence.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 10:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana

In Delhi, teen wakes up to find father sitting on bed with throat slit

The victim, Lalit Aggarwal, lived with his wife and two teenage sons on the first floor of their building and ran a jewellery shop from the ground floor.
Aggarwal’s 14-year-old son, who studies in class 9 at a private school, told the police in his statement that his father had returned home from work around 11pm on Tuesday.(HT image)
Aggarwal’s 14-year-old son, who studies in class 9 at a private school, told the police in his statement that his father had returned home from work around 11pm on Tuesday.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 10:32 PM IST
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Inferno at plastic goods godown in Ludhiana, no casualty reported

Fire fighters trying to douse the flames after fire broke out at Ahuja Enterprises at Central Market on Gill Road, Ludhiana, on Friday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Fire fighters trying to douse the flames after fire broke out at Ahuja Enterprises at Central Market on Gill Road, Ludhiana, on Friday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on Aug 23, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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