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Readers’ take: Stir for cause, don’t put traffic on pause

Most residents of the Chandigarh tricity advocate striking a balance between the interests of locals and protesters. They suggest earmarking designated sites for staging protests, resolving grievances in time, giving advance notice to officials before holding a demonstration, clearing the way for ambulances and school buses, ensuring peaceful assembly
Frequent protests lead to traffic logjams in Chandigarh and its satellite cities and towns. (HT PHOTO )
Frequent protests lead to traffic logjams in Chandigarh and its satellite cities and towns. (HT PHOTO )
Published on May 28, 2022 02:41 AM IST
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Chandigarh: Ward attendant at govt hospital suspended for sexually harassing female patient

The woman, who had arrived at Manimajra civil hospital’s emergency wing, had complained that the ward attendant touched her inappropriately and passed some irrelevant remarks during the ECG exam
Following the female patient’s complaint, an inquiry committee was constituted and it was found that no female ward attendant was present during the ECG test, as per protocol. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Following the female patient’s complaint, an inquiry committee was constituted and it was found that no female ward attendant was present during the ECG test, as per protocol. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 28, 2022 02:39 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh

Uproar in Chandigarh MC House over remarks against former BJP mayor

As AAP councillor used the word ‘cartoon’ for the former mayor during the Chandigarh MC House meeting on Friday, objections broke out from BJP and SAD councillors
Councillors participating in the MC House meeting at the Municipal Corporation Office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Councillors participating in the MC House meeting at the Municipal Corporation Office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Published on May 28, 2022 02:39 AM IST
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Man injured in roof collapse at Dera Bassi village

His wife was in the kitchen and three children were away at school when the roof gave way around 8 am, said Dera Bassi police
Jagtar Singh was rescued from the debris by villagers and taken to the Dera Bassi civil hospital, where he is stated to be stable. (HT File Photo/For representation only)
Jagtar Singh was rescued from the debris by villagers and taken to the Dera Bassi civil hospital, where he is stated to be stable. (HT File Photo/For representation only)
Published on May 28, 2022 02:39 AM IST
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By, Mohali

Panchkula cop among three held for running extortion ring

Sector-2 Police Post in-charge, three others extorted money from victims after threatening to implicate them in false cases; cop flees after arrest
Two of the accused in the custody of Panchkula police. (HT Photo)
Two of the accused in the custody of Panchkula police. (HT Photo)
Published on May 28, 2022 02:39 AM IST
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By, Panchkula

Law student was driving Thar that killed newspaper delivery man: Chandigarh Police

The accused, Apram Singh Khara, 21, a resident of Sector 33, Chandigarh, was arrested from a bus stop near his house on Friday; he is a fourth-year law student at BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
As the law student had fled the scene after hitting the victim, Balbir Singh Rana, who was riding a scooter, police have added Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting murder) of the Indian Penal Code in the FIR registered against him. (HT Photo)
As the law student had fled the scene after hitting the victim, Balbir Singh Rana, who was riding a scooter, police have added Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting murder) of the Indian Penal Code in the FIR registered against him. (HT Photo)
Published on May 28, 2022 02:39 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh

Hyderpora encounter: HC orders Jammu and Kashmir admn to exhume third body

Jammu and Kashmir HC on Friday ordered the authorities to exhume the body of Amir Latief Magrey, one of the four people killed in the Hyderpora encounter last year, and hand over the body to his family for burial.
The four people were killed in the outskirts of Srinagar on November 15, 2021. While police said all of them were terrorists and buried their bodies in Kupwara in north Kashmir, the families of the deceased dismissed the claims. The Jammu and Kashmir HC on Friday ordered the authorities to exhume the body of Amir Latief Magrey, one of the four people killed in the Hyderpora encounter last year. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
The four people were killed in the outskirts of Srinagar on November 15, 2021. While police said all of them were terrorists and buried their bodies in Kupwara in north Kashmir, the families of the deceased dismissed the claims. The Jammu and Kashmir HC on Friday ordered the authorities to exhume the body of Amir Latief Magrey, one of the four people killed in the Hyderpora encounter last year. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
Published on May 28, 2022 02:32 AM IST
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By, Srinagar

Chandigarh’s daily Covid cases dip to 15

Mohali logged seven cases and Panchkula one, taking tricity’s daily Covid tally to 23, lower than 30 the day before.
Those found infected in Chandigarh are residents of Sectors 15, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 33, 42 and 47, Dhanas and Manimajra. (Representative Image/Reuters)
Those found infected in Chandigarh are residents of Sectors 15, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 33, 42 and 47, Dhanas and Manimajra. (Representative Image/Reuters)
Published on May 28, 2022 02:29 AM IST
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By, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula

Mehbooba, Omar visit slain YouTuber Amreen Bhat’s home; slam Central, J&K governments

People’s Democratic Party(PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference(NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah visited the home of slain YouTuber Amreen Bhat at Chadoora on Friday
Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti meets with family members of YouTuber Amreen Bhat, who was recently killed by terrorists on May 25, at her residence, Chadoora, in Budgam on Friday. (ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti meets with family members of YouTuber Amreen Bhat, who was recently killed by terrorists on May 25, at her residence, Chadoora, in Budgam on Friday. (ANI)
Published on May 28, 2022 02:28 AM IST
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Mohali | Six held for trying to sell retd Colonel’s 10 acres

A vigilant property dealer’s suspicions led to the arrest of six men who were trying to sell a retired army officer’s land using forged documents.
On investigation, police found that the land was owned by a retired army officer, Colonel Harmohinder Singh Pannu, and the accused had prepared fake documents of the land. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
On investigation, police found that the land was owned by a retired army officer, Colonel Harmohinder Singh Pannu, and the accused had prepared fake documents of the land. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 28, 2022 02:26 AM IST
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By, Mohali
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