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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)

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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223-crore J&K loan scam: 2 more co-op society former officials named in chargesheet

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar/jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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The husband claimed that the woman had mental health problems but couldn’t produce any medical record to corroborate his claim.(HT Photo)
The husband claimed that the woman had mental health problems but couldn’t produce any medical record to corroborate his claim.(HT Photo)

Haryana woman locked in toilet by husband for over a year, rescued: Officials

By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Karnal
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The government officials who rescued the woman said she had become frail and was lying in a unhygienic condition inside a small toilet.
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The court observed that in the aforesaid circumstances, it has no other option except to issue bailable warrants for securing the presence of the respondents along with record, enabling the court to proceed further.(Representative Image/HT)
The court observed that in the aforesaid circumstances, it has no other option except to issue bailable warrants for securing the presence of the respondents along with record, enabling the court to proceed further.(Representative Image/HT)

Himachal HC issues bailable warrants against officials of IPH department

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The petitioner has prayed to direct the respondents to release his salary till date along with 12% interest.
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Skull found in Ramban rivulet, officials suspect it belongs to SPO killed in 2003 police post attack

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu, Jammu:
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 06:48 PM IST
The SPO’s throat was slit and skull carried off in the brutal attack launched to avenge the death of Hizbul commander Amanullah Peer
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At least 23 people were reported dead after ferry capsized in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.(PTI File Photo)
At least 23 people were reported dead after ferry capsized in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.(PTI File Photo)

23 dead, dozens missing as ferry capsizes in Bangladesh’s Dhaka: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Dhaka
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Around 50 people were believed to be on board, a fire brigade said after 23 bodies were from the sunken ferry in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.
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Many government officials in Shimla have reportedly been turning up for work at 10.30 am or even later.(Shutterstock)
Many government officials in Shimla have reportedly been turning up for work at 10.30 am or even later.(Shutterstock)

Latecomers will face action, HP govt cracks the whip on officials

By Gaurav Bisht | Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Circulars were recently sent out to all officials after chief minister Jai Ram Thakur noticed many of them, including secretaries and special secretaries, coming in late
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Families can’t accompany players, officials during tour of England: PCB

By Press Trust of India | Karachi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 11:32 AM IST
The English Cricket Board will reportedly spend around half a million pounds on the special chartered flight, which will fly 29 players and 14 officials from Pakistan to England at the end of this month.
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The CRPF is deployed for law and order and anti terror operations in Kashmir.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
The CRPF is deployed for law and order and anti terror operations in Kashmir.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

2 CRPF men commit suicide in two days in Kashmir, say officials

By Ashiq Hussain | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Officials said both men shot themselves with their service weapons.
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The coronavirus lockdown has led to an increase in sales of sex toys in countries ranging from Denmark to Colombia.(Unsplash)
The coronavirus lockdown has led to an increase in sales of sex toys in countries ranging from Denmark to Colombia.(Unsplash)

Safe sex under lockdown: Argentine official has some advice for digital lovers

By Reuters | Buenos Aires
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2020 01:54 PM IST
An Argentine official has given some on-air sex education for onanistic lovers in the time of the coronavirus, underscoring how the pandemic and lockdown in response to it are shaking up every aspect of people’s lives.
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F1 2020 could start behind closed doors: Official

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 10:18 AM IST
So far, nine races have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with the March 15 season-opening Australian Grand Prix cancelled along with May’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix.
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Jai Ram asks officials to ensure supply of essential items in HP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Thakur said steps must be taken to have adequate stock of pulses as procurement is done from other states.
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The 6-km stretch between Airport Chowk and the Banur-Landran road was opened in 2015, but peeled off within six months, leading to its closure and prompting vigilance inquiry.
The 6-km stretch between Airport Chowk and the Banur-Landran road was opened in 2015, but peeled off within six months, leading to its closure and prompting vigilance inquiry.

Airport Road in bad shape: VB recommends action against 7 Greater Mohali development body officials

By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Finding the GMADA officials ‘negligent and unprofessional while supervising’ project, vigilance recommends departmental action for causing 9 crore losses to exchequer
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Both the quarantined patients had a history of travelling to coronavirus-hit countries. They had returned from Iran. (Image used for representation).(AP PHOTO.)
Both the quarantined patients had a history of travelling to coronavirus-hit countries. They had returned from Iran. (Image used for representation).(AP PHOTO.)

Ladakh man’s death due to urinary tract infection, not coronavirus: Official

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2020 10:26 PM IST
Apart from the urinary tract infection he also had high pyrexia. He died on Sunday morning.
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Remnants of a school following violent clashes over the new citizenship law at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)
Remnants of a school following violent clashes over the new citizenship law at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)

Schools in violence-hit northeast Delhi to remain closed till March 7

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Officials said that the situation is not conducive for conducting examinations in violence-affected areas in northeast Delhi.
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All 406 people, who were brought back from China’s Wuhan, at ITBP Quarantine Facility in Chhawla, Delhi, Feb 16, 2020.(ANI / Twitter)
All 406 people, who were brought back from China’s Wuhan, at ITBP Quarantine Facility in Chhawla, Delhi, Feb 16, 2020.(ANI / Twitter)

All 406 people brought back to India from China tested negative for coronavirus, say officials

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 06:01 PM IST
The final samples of all the people quarantined at the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility were collected on Friday.
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Government also told the officers to exhort themselves to reach the target of Rs 13.5 lakh crore in direct taxes.(PTI Photo)
Government also told the officers to exhort themselves to reach the target of Rs 13.5 lakh crore in direct taxes.(PTI Photo)

Ensure GST collection is Rs 1.1 lakh crore every month, government tells officials

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Taxmen have been told that the corporate tax relief worth Rs 1.45 lakh crore should not be taken as an excuse for lesser direct tax collection target.
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Sukhbir warns officials against aiding illegal mining, goonda tax

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:20 PM IST
Alleging that the Congress was looting the state exchequer, Sukhbir said the Capt Amarinder Singh government had first claimed that it would realise 1,000 crore from sand mining, but it has collected only 38 crore to date. He said under the new mining policy in July, sand mines were auctioned for 309 crore after forming seven clusters to favour monopolisation.
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A police personnel barricading the area outside the factory where a fire broke out on Sunday killing 43 people at Anaj Mandi, Filmistan in New Delhi on December 10.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A police personnel barricading the area outside the factory where a fire broke out on Sunday killing 43 people at Anaj Mandi, Filmistan in New Delhi on December 10.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

No legal action on officials in Delhi’s last 3 fire horrors

By Prawesh Lama, Soumya Pillai, Richa Banka and Ashish Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 04:10 AM IST
In Nand Nagri, Bawana and Karol Bagh infernos that killed 52 over last 8 years, not a single officer has been booked in a magisterial probe across police, civic bodies and Delhi Fire Services.
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Lokayukta orders action against officials for failure to remove encroachments

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 10:52 PM IST
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Army helicopter with Northern Army commander on board crashes in J-K’s Poonch district, no casualties: Officials(PTI (representative image))
Army helicopter with Northern Army commander on board crashes in J-K’s Poonch district, no casualties: Officials(PTI (representative image))

Northern Army chief’s chopper makes emergency landing, all 7 onboard safe

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 05:56 PM IST
The army’s Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) with Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and seven others on board was on a sortie from Udhampur to Poonch when it developed a technical snag, according to a source.
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Two ex-Punjab officials get 4-yr RI for seeking 10K bribe

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2019 12:57 AM IST
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With paddy harvest underway, approximately 350 cases of stubble burning have been reported from the state.(HT FILE)
With paddy harvest underway, approximately 350 cases of stubble burning have been reported from the state.(HT FILE)

Stubble trouble: Punjab asks top officials to monitor situation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 11:25 PM IST
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Sexual harassment on Pbi varsity campus :Probe ordered, officials to come up with distress redressal app for students

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 11:23 PM IST
The university authorities have decided to come up with a ‘one-touch response mechanism’ mobile application to provide immediate assistance to students facing distressful situation on campus
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The corporators alleged that Shelke while replying to the committee members said potholes in KDMC area is less compared to the roads under MSRDC.(HT image)
The corporators alleged that Shelke while replying to the committee members said potholes in KDMC area is less compared to the roads under MSRDC.(HT image)

Kalyan civic officials to face action if potholes not repaired

By Sajana Nambiar | Kalyan
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 03:19 AM IST
In the standing committee meeting on Wednesday, an argument broke out between KDMC executive engineer Raghuveer Shelke and the corporators over potholes.
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Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa(HT PHOTO)
Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa(HT PHOTO)

Fix responsibility, take action against erring officials in Batala firecracker factory blast: Bajwa

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:02 PM IST
30-year-old Vicky who was on life support system succumbed to injuries on Monday, doctors said
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Ritu Maheshwari, directed the civil department to repair all roads, broken footpaths and central verges in the next one month. The Noida authority chief executive officer said will also conduct a review of ongoing projects after every 15 days in order to finish the projects as per fixed timelines.(Photo By Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Ritu Maheshwari, directed the civil department to repair all roads, broken footpaths and central verges in the next one month. The Noida authority chief executive officer said will also conduct a review of ongoing projects after every 15 days in order to finish the projects as per fixed timelines.(Photo By Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Repair all roads in next one month or face action, Noida CEO warns officials

By Vinod Rajput | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:10 AM IST
The CEO is of the view that roads, footpaths, central verges and other public spaces should look neat and clean.
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Sri Lanka's captain Dimuth Karunaratne, center, interacts with team coach Chandika Hathurusingha(R).(AP)
Sri Lanka's captain Dimuth Karunaratne, center, interacts with team coach Chandika Hathurusingha(R).(AP)

Sri Lanka to sack coaches over World Cup failure: Officials

By AFP | Colombo
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Sri Lanka cricket was in crisis when Hathurusingha was appointed in December 2017, after a successful three-year spell in charge of Bangladesh.
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(Twitter/ Markus Potzel)

Afghan talks: German official says India should back move

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 08:01 AM IST
Potzel, who is in New Delhi to brief Indian interlocutors on Friday on the first round of the German-facilitated intra-Afghan dialogue held in Doha during July 7-8, stressed he was “not here to give advice to the Indian government”.
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