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Breaking news: Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hits Taiwan

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2021 05:23 AM IST
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The injured scooterist was taken to PGIMER, Chandigarh, where he was declared brought dead. (HT Photo/for representation only)
The injured scooterist was taken to PGIMER, Chandigarh, where he was declared brought dead. (HT Photo/for representation only)

Chandigarh: Speeding car with Punjab Police ASI at wheel kills scooterist

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:47 AM IST
The victim, Varinder Kumar, was headed home from his office in Sector 7, Chandigarh, when the cop’s speeding Maruti Suzuki Dzire hit his Honda Activa and dragged it for a few metres
With Covid cases on the downturn, Chandigarh residents’ adherence to wearing masks and maintaining social distancing has also dropped, despite experts’ caution against losing guard to avoid the third wave. (Gurtej Singh/HT)
With Covid cases on the downturn, Chandigarh residents’ adherence to wearing masks and maintaining social distancing has also dropped, despite experts’ caution against losing guard to avoid the third wave. (Gurtej Singh/HT)

50% of Chandigarh’s eligible people fully vaccinated against Covid

By Mandeep Kaur Narula, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:47 AM IST
8.4 lakh people in Chandigarh are eligible for Covid vaccination and among them, 4.2 lakh people have taken both their shots
The gang offers help at ATM kiosks and then swaps the user’s debit card with a fake one. (HT Photo/For representation only)
The gang offers help at ATM kiosks and then swaps the user’s debit card with a fake one. (HT Photo/For representation only)

Chandigarh police on the hunt for ATM card-swapping gang

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:47 AM IST
In the latest case, Chandigarh Police said the gang, led by Monu, targeted a man trying to withdraw cash from an ATM at the Mauli Jagran Complex market on September 22
While his children escaped unhurt, the auto driver, Rakesh Kumar, suffered head injuries. He was rushed to PGIMER, Chandigarh, where he died during treatment. (HT File Photo/For representation only)
While his children escaped unhurt, the auto driver, Rakesh Kumar, suffered head injuries. He was rushed to PGIMER, Chandigarh, where he died during treatment. (HT File Photo/For representation only)

Chandigarh: Driver killed as auto overturns in bid to avoid crash

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:47 AM IST
The Mauli Jagran resident was driving his children to Phase 5 in Mohali, when a biker jumped the red light near Sector 40, Chandigarh, and came in front of him
The authority acted on the complaint of a resident of Chandigarh’s Sector 7, who had complained that he booked a commercial space of 100 square feet in GBP Smart City project in New Chandigarh and paid <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The authority acted on the complaint of a resident of Chandigarh’s Sector 7, who had complained that he booked a commercial space of 100 square feet in GBP Smart City project in New Chandigarh and paid 10 lakh. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Delayed realty projects: GBP Group head now faces up to three-year jail term

By Surender Sharma, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:47 AM IST
The Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Punjab, has ordered legal proceedings against Satish Gupta, the managing director of Gupta Builders and Promoters Group
The accused was nabbed near the Mullanpur barrier in Chandigarh on July 1, 2018, after he was found in possession of 13 injections of buprenorphine and 13 injections of pheniramine maleate. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The accused was nabbed near the Mullanpur barrier in Chandigarh on July 1, 2018, after he was found in possession of 13 injections of buprenorphine and 13 injections of pheniramine maleate. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chandigarh youth caught with restricted injections awarded 10 years in jail

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:47 AM IST
The court also imposed a fine of 1 lakh on Kishan Chanchal, alias Chipad, a resident of Dhanas, Chandigarh, who was convicted under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act
This is the eighth time in September that Panchkula has achieved the zero case milestone. The district has reported 44 Covid cases this month. (Shutterstock)
This is the eighth time in September that Panchkula has achieved the zero case milestone. The district has reported 44 Covid cases this month. (Shutterstock)

No new Covid case in Panchkula again

By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:47 AM IST
At 44, Chandigarh has the highest number of Covid positive patients in the tricity, followed by Mohali with 33 and Panchkula with 21
The bag of money, which was lying at Dharminder’s feet, was saved as people started gathering on hearing the gunshot, forcing the accused to drive away. (AP)
The bag of money, which was lying at Dharminder’s feet, was saved as people started gathering on hearing the gunshot, forcing the accused to drive away. (AP)

Mohali: Man shot during botched robbery

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:46 AM IST
Two masked youngsters, who were armed with pistols, intercepted the victim’s car near Swara village in Mohali and opened fire when he and his brother resisted their bid to rob them of 10 lakh
More than 75% of Chandigarh’s extracted groundwater is used for domestic needs, 20% for cultivation and the rest for other purposes, including industrial. (HT File Photo)
More than 75% of Chandigarh’s extracted groundwater is used for domestic needs, 20% for cultivation and the rest for other purposes, including industrial. (HT File Photo)

Chandigarh’s groundwater extraction at semi-critical level: Centre’s report

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:46 AM IST
Against country’s average of 61.6%, Chandigarh’s groundwater exploitation is at 80.6%, according to the “Dynamic Ground Water Resources of India, 2020” report, released by the Central Ground Water Board recently
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