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Vials containing banned drugs have been seized from a Chandigarh woman who started a career in crime with petty thefts.(AP/For representational purposes)

58-year-old ‘drug queen’ held with 104 vials of banned drugs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 09:51 PM IST
This illiterate mother of four was introduced to the world of crime by Kamala, a close associate and drug peddler, and the two started committing petty thefts. In 1999 Bala started supplying smack
The police said the sons, who have been arrested, were reportedly being tortured by her. (HT Photo)
The police said the sons, who have been arrested, were reportedly being tortured by her. (HT Photo)

‘Woman hit with iron rod, gagged using polythene bag by 2 minor sons’: Cops

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 03:19 PM IST
The woman, said police, who stayed with her two sons in an apartment in Sundarpada area of Bhubaneswar returned home in intoxicated condition which led to a shouting match among them.
Severed human feet were found near Chandigarh’s Press Club on June 23. Police have yet to make any headway in the case.(HT Photo)
Severed human feet were found near Chandigarh’s Press Club on June 23. Police have yet to make any headway in the case.(HT Photo)

Severed human feet, ATM thefts: Crimes spike after lockdown, but police clueless

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:22 PM IST
No leads have yet been found in the mysterious case of severed feet reportedly belonging to a dead woman and a foetus found dumped in a bush near the Press Club. Other crimes too remain unsolved
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Show selfie with segregated waste, get free organic compost in Kharar

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:53 AM IST
The campaign is aimed at implementing government directions on waste segregation and Solid Waste Management Rules 2016
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.

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

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2019 10:38 PM IST
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Two Chandigarh men caught with heroin awarded 4-year jail

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 01:14 AM IST
Convicts Deepak Sharma, 43, of Sector 7C and Ajay Aggarwal, 45, of Sector 35A were declared proclaimed offenders on May 15, 2019
File photo of Jamia Millia Islamia University.
File photo of Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Jamia Millia Islamia to go plastic-free from October 2

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 08:51 AM IST
The entire campus, including all hostels, Jamia Community Centre, all canteens, shops and coffee houses, will become plastic-free, with the university deciding to ban all single-use plastic items, it said.
New Delhi, India- Sept 08, 2018: People plant a sapling in the Yamuna flood plains after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched a mega tree plantation drive at Usmanpur village near Shastri park, in north-east Delhi, India on Saturday, September 08, 2018. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India- Sept 08, 2018: People plant a sapling in the Yamuna flood plains after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched a mega tree plantation drive at Usmanpur village near Shastri park, in north-east Delhi, India on Saturday, September 08, 2018. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi’s Van Mahotsav drive to get eco-friendly this year

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:18 PM IST
The drive will be launched by Kailash Gahlot, forest minister of Delhi, from Isapur forest in west Delhi. More than 1,000 schools, both government and government-aided, would be participating in the initiative.
The girl’s body was two days later traced to Yadav’s house, where it was found wrapped in a polythene bag on October 15, 2018. Yadav was a neighbour of the girl.(HT Photo)
The girl’s body was two days later traced to Yadav’s house, where it was found wrapped in a polythene bag on October 15, 2018. Yadav was a neighbour of the girl.(HT Photo)

20-yr-old gets death for killing minor

Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 12:48 AM IST
The convict had joined the police and the girl’s family in looking for her when she went missing from her home in Surat on October 13, 2018.
Ranchi ,Jharkhand, INDIA:(FILE PHOTO) Anti polythene campaign hoarding put by Ranchi Municipal Corporation(RMC) at Harmu colony in Ranchi - (Photo-Diwakar Prasad – Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE
Ranchi ,Jharkhand, INDIA:(FILE PHOTO) Anti polythene campaign hoarding put by Ranchi Municipal Corporation(RMC) at Harmu colony in Ranchi - (Photo-Diwakar Prasad – Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE

Plastic bags being widely used in Jharkhand 18 months after the ban

Hindustan Times, Ranchi/ Dhanbad/ Jamshedpur | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Plastic bags have started dominating markets once again, and the drive against plastic has slowed down in most major cities in Jharkhand, eighteen months after a ban on use of plastic carry bags was imposed. Though enforcement began on a promising note, plastic bags were back in use within a year of the ban
A pile of garbage (top) and the remains of a felled tree (right) inside Jahanpanah City Forest in south Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
A pile of garbage (top) and the remains of a felled tree (right) inside Jahanpanah City Forest in south Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Tree felling, garbage dumping, threaten Delhi’s Jahanpanah forest

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 08:05 AM IST
In a report prepared after an inspection in January this year, the department said illegal activities such as felling of trees, dumping of garbage, encroachment and open defecation by locals were rampant.
The court of additional sessions judge handed death sentence to Sulesh Kumar and five-year jail to his wife Anuradha, both natives of Uttarakhand.(HT File)
The court of additional sessions judge handed death sentence to Sulesh Kumar and five-year jail to his wife Anuradha, both natives of Uttarakhand.(HT File)

Bathinda murder: IAF ex-sergeant awarded death for killing colleague

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Wife gets five-year jail for killing Corporal Vipin Shukla in February 2017; victim’s body parts were found in 16 polythene bags at their house
Although residents of Kasan and Naharpur villages of Gurugram use jute and cotton bags to shop, they still have no idea how to check the plastic that comes from the cities.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)
Although residents of Kasan and Naharpur villages of Gurugram use jute and cotton bags to shop, they still have no idea how to check the plastic that comes from the cities.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Two Gurugram villages show the way in leading a polythene-free life

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 03:04 PM IST
The gram panchayat of Gurugram’s Kasanvillage banned the use of polythene bags in December last year, and according to the villagers, the ban has worked well on the ground
Two unidentified men stole a gold chain, a ring, cash, and a mobile phone from a 55-year-old woman after scaring the woman and making her believe that wearing gold would bring her and her family bad luck.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Two unidentified men stole a gold chain, a ring, cash, and a mobile phone from a 55-year-old woman after scaring the woman and making her believe that wearing gold would bring her and her family bad luck.(PTI/ Representative Image)

‘Gold unlucky’: Gurugram women, tricked, robbed of jewellery on street by men promising to solve problems

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2018 08:56 AM IST
The incident took place near Gurudwara Sahib on Gurudwara Road in Civil Lines, where she had gone to pray, the police said Sunday.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Couple dupes jeweller in Ludhiana, purchase gold jewellery worth lakhs with fake currency

Ludhiana | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 02:51 PM IST
The shop owner Shyam Sundar Verma said that he came to know about fake notes after the couple left.
The girl’s family said on Tuesday that they will not accept her body from the hospital until the suspect was arrested.(PTI Photo)
The girl’s family said on Tuesday that they will not accept her body from the hospital until the suspect was arrested.(PTI Photo)

Surat girl, 3, raped and killed allegedly by neighbour, body found in bag

Hindustan Times, Surat | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 08:23 PM IST
The girl went missing on the night of October 13. The body, wrapped inside a polythene bag, was found from a locked room of a neighbour on October 15 evening
Anti-plastic drive by students of RD National College, Bandra.
Anti-plastic drive by students of RD National College, Bandra.

Say no to plastic: Collegians urge shoppers in Mumbai and Konkan

PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2018 11:39 PM IST
Through street plays and rallies, the students are spreading awareness about the harmful effects of polythene bags
Bags less than 50 microns thick are harder to recycle and separate from trash, and often clog the drains.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Bags less than 50 microns thick are harder to recycle and separate from trash, and often clog the drains.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Delhi traders beat ban with polybags stamped ‘approved’

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur and Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 09:40 AM IST
The ban on the thin carry-bags was announced in August, 2017 by the National Green Tribunal, which ordered government and civic agencies to ensure strict implementation.
Member of anti-polythene squad issues challan to a shopkeeper for keeping polythene bags in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
Member of anti-polythene squad issues challan to a shopkeeper for keeping polythene bags in Dehradun.(HT Photo)

Rawat tightens noose on use of polythene, plastic bags in state

Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Haridwar/Rudrapur/Haldwani/Pithoragarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 10:07 PM IST
In Dehradun, 69 kg polythene was seized on Wednesday. Eight teams raided 453 shops on the first day and 160 of them were found to have polythene bags.
Rawat said Uttarakhand will ban plastic carry bags from August 1 in order to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of Swachh Bharat.(File/PTI)
Rawat said Uttarakhand will ban plastic carry bags from August 1 in order to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of Swachh Bharat.(File/PTI)

CM asks Uttarakhand people not to use plastic, polythene bags

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 09:08 PM IST
Chief minister TS Rawat is not leaving any stone unturned to put a blanket ban on plastic carry bags and disposable cutlery items made of plastic and thermocol
Plastic bags, measuring less than 50 microns, are banned in Delhi and, yet, markets are overflowing with them.(HT Photo)
Plastic bags, measuring less than 50 microns, are banned in Delhi and, yet, markets are overflowing with them.(HT Photo)

World Environment Day: How plastic bag ban ended up in the garbage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma and Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 12:16 PM IST
Even as Delhi observes yet another World Environment Day, the city is overflowing with plastic bags.
Dehradun produces 327.9 tonnes of plastic waste per day, according to the survey.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Dehradun produces 327.9 tonnes of plastic waste per day, according to the survey.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Plastic waste will double in 23 years in Uttarakhand: Pollution board report

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2018 10:14 PM IST
Going by current concentration of plastic waste in a day in total municipal solid waste of 81 cities of Uttarakhand, which is 17% at present, average tonnes of plastic waste is going to double in 2041, according to a latest survey
Dr Tejwir Singh Shimar attends to the baby at Mohali civil hospital.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Dr Tejwir Singh Shimar attends to the baby at Mohali civil hospital.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)

Mohali: Baby found in polythene bag a fighter, needs warmth, say doctors

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 06:07 PM IST
“She is a fighter in the real sense as she has survived death,” says Dr Tejwir Singh Shimar, a paediatrician treating her.
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