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The central team reviewing arrangements at the Community Health Centre at Raipur Rani in Panchkula district on Friday.(HT Photo)

Death of over 4 lakh poultry birds in Panchkula’s Barwala belt due to avian influenza

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Bhopal lab confirms samples sent from Asia’s second largest poultry belt have tested positive for avian influenza; action plan for culling being discussed.
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An animal husbandry department official collecting blood samples from poultry birds at a farm in Barwala in Panchkula district, where over 1 lakh birds have perished since last month.(Sant Arora/HT)
An animal husbandry department official collecting blood samples from poultry birds at a farm in Barwala in Panchkula district, where over 1 lakh birds have perished since last month.(Sant Arora/HT)

Panchkula poultry samples inconclusive, Jalandhar lab sends team to Barwala for bird flu retest

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Over 1 lakh birds in the poultry hub of Haryana’s Panchkula district have died since December
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Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died under mysterious circumstances in the Pong wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)
Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died under mysterious circumstances in the Pong wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)

Avian flu causing migratory birds’ death at HP’s Pong Dam, toll rises to 2,400

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Lab reports expected on Tuesday, while post-mortem reports rule out poisoning
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A dead bar-headed goose in the Pong Dam Lake. Officials say the birds exhibited an inability to take off despite having healthy wings before succumbing.(HT Photo)
A dead bar-headed goose in the Pong Dam Lake. Officials say the birds exhibited an inability to take off despite having healthy wings before succumbing.(HT Photo)

Migratory birds continue to die, officials shut HP’s Pong wetland

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:36 AM IST
Over 1,000 birds of different species have mysteriously died since December 28; authorities have ruled out poisoning
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A member of the Nihang Sikh community performs during a Nagar Kirtan on New Year’s Day at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border), near New Delhi, India.(Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
A member of the Nihang Sikh community performs during a Nagar Kirtan on New Year’s Day at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border), near New Delhi, India.(Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Nagar Kirtan, dance performance mark otherwise muted New Year celebrations at Singhu Border

By shiv sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:53 AM IST
“Our New Year celebrations will happen when the government agrees to our demand. Until then, we will keep any festivities limited to religious rituals and speeches,” said Khushwant Singh Sidhu, who belongs to Jagraon village in Ludhiana.
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A Ludhiana batsman preparing to take a shot against Patiala during the Trident Cup T-20 Cricket Tournament at the GRD Academy on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A Ludhiana batsman preparing to take a shot against Patiala during the Trident Cup T-20 Cricket Tournament at the GRD Academy on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Trident Cup T20 cricket tournament: Ludhiana, Jalandhar continue winning spree on Day 2

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Ludhiana 11 defeated Mohali Legends by 7 wickets on the second day of the ongoing Trident Cup T20 cricket tournament
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Shops on Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar remained closed on Tuesday in support of the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shops on Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar remained closed on Tuesday in support of the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Total bandh in Congress-ruled Punjab in solidarity with farmers’ protesting against three farm laws

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Punjab Roadways suspends operations as chakka jam underway from 11am to 3pm
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Two revolvers, two pistols with one magazine and three live cartridges were recovered in Chandigarh after the interrogation of gangster Sagar Newton.(HT Photo)
Two revolvers, two pistols with one magazine and three live cartridges were recovered in Chandigarh after the interrogation of gangster Sagar Newton.(HT Photo)

Sector 9 firing: More weapons recovered after gangster Newton questioned

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 12:39 AM IST
Told police that incarcerated criminals Bagga Khan and Dalbir Singh alias Bira had hired him to kill Jalandhar based realtor and businessman Shashi Sharma and given him the weapons
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A worker sanitising the corridors of Amritsar’s Khalsa College, which reopened after an eight-month lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
A worker sanitising the corridors of Amritsar’s Khalsa College, which reopened after an eight-month lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Punjab universities, colleges reopen to poor attendance

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar/jalandhar/faridkot/patiala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Most institutes that reopened reported 10% to 15% attendance, a few remain closed for Bhai Dooj even as authorities ensured strict adherence to social distancing norms
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The statements of the industrialist’s family members are to be recorded to ascertain the reason behind his taking the extreme step.(Representational photo)
The statements of the industrialist’s family members are to be recorded to ascertain the reason behind his taking the extreme step.(Representational photo)

Industrialist commits suicide near Punjab’s Goraya town

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 01:07 PM IST
He shot himself with his licensed weapon and was rushed to hospital, where he was operated upon and the bullet was removed, but he succumbed to the injury in the afternoon.
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Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and son Raninder Singh have denied any wrongdoing and termed the charges false.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and son Raninder Singh have denied any wrongdoing and termed the charges false.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM’s son Raninder Singh doesn’t appear before ED, seeks adjournment in illegal foreign funds case

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Cites requirement to be present before parliamentary panel on Olympics in his capacity as National Rifle Association of India president; ED issues fresh summons for November 6.
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The UCO Bank branch at Kalra village near Adampur town of Jalandhar district where the robbery took place on Thursday.(HT Photo)
The UCO Bank branch at Kalra village near Adampur town of Jalandhar district where the robbery took place on Thursday.(HT Photo)

4 robbers strike at UCO Bank branch in Punjab’s Adampur, flee with Rs 7 lakh after killing guard

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 04:37 PM IST
The robbers entered the bank branch at Kalra village with faces covered and opened fire before fleeing with the cash
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Farmers block railway tracks in protest against the farm reform laws passed by Parliament recently.(HT Photo)
Farmers block railway tracks in protest against the farm reform laws passed by Parliament recently.(HT Photo)

Farmers leaders in Punjab invited by Central govt for talks

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Sangrur, Sangrur
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Jagmohan Singh, state general secretary (BKU Dakaunda), has confirmed the development
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NIT-Hamirpur director sacked over complaints

By Press Trust of India | Hamirpur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 02:43 AM IST
Professor Vinod Yadava had assumed the charge of the office on March 23, 2018, for five years. However, following several complaints against him, a committee was constituted on July 13 to inquire into the state of affairs at the NIT.
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Ujjwal Mehta celebrates with his family on Monday.(HT Photo)
Ujjwal Mehta celebrates with his family on Monday.(HT Photo)

Jalandhar’s Ujjwal Mehta secures AIR 68 in JEE advanced exam

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 08:06 PM IST
His All India Rank (AIR) was 68; he had scored a 99.99 percentile in both exams conducted by the NTA in January and September
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In October last year, the band released their first album, a six-track work called Sitar Metal.(Nikhil Vision)
In October last year, the band released their first album, a six-track work called Sitar Metal.(Nikhil Vision)

A new alloy: When a sitar leaves its comfort zone, and proves it’s metal

By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Rishabh Seen decided to make a point about just how versatile the classical Indian instrument could be. The result: A four-man banded called Sitar Metal.
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A medical oxygen cylinder at a Covid care centre.(HT file photo)
A medical oxygen cylinder at a Covid care centre.(HT file photo)

Punjab sets up task force to ensure supply of oxygen for Covid patients

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Set to float tenders for medical oxygen generation, storage at medical colleges, civil hospitals
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Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee holding a protest on a rail track at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee holding a protest on a rail track at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

As Punjab farmers extend rail roko till Sept 29, railways to decide on trains this evening

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Buoyed by response in state’s Majha and Malwa belts, rail blockade rolled out in Doaba with farmers protesting on tracks near Jalandhar, Tanda and Mukerian junctions
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Farmers holding a protest on a rail track in Punjab’s Sangrur district on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Farmers holding a protest on a rail track in Punjab’s Sangrur district on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana intensify protests against farm bills; Oppn parties take to streets, too

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Railways take steam out of farmers’ rail blockade plan in Punjab by cancelling 28 trains from Amritsar and Ferozepur stations from 6am on Thursday
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She loves to play with colors on the eyes creating dreamy eyes with nude lips and luscious skin.
She loves to play with colors on the eyes creating dreamy eyes with nude lips and luscious skin.

Berry Bajwa is passionate about creating unique and innovative looks with her Makeup skills

UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Berry states that beauty exists in every woman and the only thing which is required is the appropriate set of skills and right makeup to enhance it.
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Five to seven fires were spotted in Amritsar district through satellite monitoring between September 13 and 16.
Five to seven fires were spotted in Amritsar district through satellite monitoring between September 13 and 16.

First stubble fires start to show up on Nasa map

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Data from Nasa’s (national aeronautics and space administration) fire information for resource management system (FIRMS) shows a progressive increase in detection of fire in areas that typically have farmlands.
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The Jalandhar commissionerate police team with six men arrested in connection with an arms racket.(HT Photo)
The Jalandhar commissionerate police team with six men arrested in connection with an arms racket.(HT Photo)

Jalandhar police bust interstate arms racket, arrest 7 men

By HT Correspondent | Hindutsan Times, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Arms and ammunition pushed into Punjab from Madhya Pradesh, 12 pistols of .32 bore and 15 live cartridges seized
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Balbir Singh Junior, a player par excellence.(Sourced)
Balbir Singh Junior, a player par excellence.(Sourced)

Guest column: Three cheers for Balbir Singh Junior, a hockey player not many know about

By Wg Cdr DPS Bajwa (retd) | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Balbir Singh (Jr) was born on May 2, 1932, at Sansarpur (Jalandhar), which is known as the nursery of hockey players in India. He took to playing hockey from the early age of six
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In September first week, the Jalandhar zonal office of the ED had filed an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in 13 cases.(HT Photo)
In September first week, the Jalandhar zonal office of the ED had filed an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in 13 cases.(HT Photo)

Illegal liquor scam: ED transfers case to New Delhi from Jalandhar

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times/Jalandhar, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 04:57 PM IST
After the zonal office transfers the case files to the headquarters, a special task force of the ED may probe the case further
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A screenshot of the Punjab health department’s website, pbhealth.gov.in, that was revamped on Monday afternoon.(HT Photo)
A screenshot of the Punjab health department’s website, pbhealth.gov.in, that was revamped on Monday afternoon.(HT Photo)

Punjab health dept website back in new avatar after four days

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 03:40 PM IST
NEW LOOK The website, pbhealth.gov.in, which provides updates on the coronavirus situation, contact details of nodal officers and control rooms, besides the Covid-19 protocol for NRIs, had been down since September 11 till it was restored on Monday afternoon
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The entry and exit at the NEET centres will be staggered to avoid crowding. Besides, entry gates will be opened at all centres at 11am and after 1.30pm no student will be allowed to enter the premises. The three-hour exam is from 2pm to 5pm on September 13.(HT file photo)
The entry and exit at the NEET centres will be staggered to avoid crowding. Besides, entry gates will be opened at all centres at 11am and after 1.30pm no student will be allowed to enter the premises. The three-hour exam is from 2pm to 5pm on September 13.(HT file photo)

19,510 candidates to take NEET in Punjab on Sunday; staggered entry and exit amid Covid-19 guidelines

By Deepa Sharma Sood | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:38 PM IST
To ensure social distancing, the number of NEET centres in Punjab has been increased from 22 to 34. The NTA has set up 10 centres in Bathinda, six each in Mohali and Amritsar, five in Jalandhar, four in Patiala and three in Ludhiana.
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Kumari Vidyavati Anand DAV College, Karnal, is named after a woman who donated almost all of her life’s earnings to the institute.(Shutterstock)
Kumari Vidyavati Anand DAV College, Karnal, is named after a woman who donated almost all of her life’s earnings to the institute.(Shutterstock)

Guest Column: Remembering Kumari Vidyavati Anand, an educationist par excellence

By Usha Verma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The founder principal of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalya (HRMV) in Jalandhar was devoted to Gandhiji’s way of life, wore khadi and believed in empowering people who worked for her
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Carpenter Dhani Ram Saggu made the wooden cycle as he could not afford a regular one. He is now receiving orders from South Africa, Canada, Jalandhar and New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Carpenter Dhani Ram Saggu made the wooden cycle as he could not afford a regular one. He is now receiving orders from South Africa, Canada, Jalandhar and New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Punjab carpenter’s wooden cycles create a buzz

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times/Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 12:43 AM IST
The cycles that weigh 20-22kg can cover 25km a day and cost 15,000
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Kusum Kumari, 15, interacting with Jalandhar BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia while undergoing treatment at a local hospital. She took on two snatchers who tried to flee with her new smartphone that her father had bought on instalments for her to attend online classes.(HT Photo)
Kusum Kumari, 15, interacting with Jalandhar BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia while undergoing treatment at a local hospital. She took on two snatchers who tried to flee with her new smartphone that her father had bought on instalments for her to attend online classes.(HT Photo)

Gritty girl of Jalandhar who took on phone snatchers says her only fear was missing online classes

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Hospitalised with wrist injury, Kusum Kumari says her father, a daily-wager, bought the smartphone for her only two months ago and couldn’t afford another one
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The footage showing the incident has gone viral on social media, with people praising Kusum Kumar.(Twitter/@hgsdhaliwalips)
The footage showing the incident has gone viral on social media, with people praising Kusum Kumar.(Twitter/@hgsdhaliwalips)

Jalandhar girl who fought mobile snatchers says, I didn’t feel scared because I know Taekwondo

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Kusum Kumar, 15-year-old girl from Punjab, showed exemplary courage when she fought men who tried to snatch her mobile. She feels happy that her father, a labourer, said, ‘Brave hai tu’.
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