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Ahead of Republic Day, BSF ups Indo-Pak border vigil amid high alert

Ahead of Republic Day celebrations and amid intelligence inputs of possible strikes by rogue elements from Pakistan, BSF has put its troops on high alert on and along Indo-Pak border
BSF Jammu Frontier IG DK Boora addresses the media in Jammu on Monday. He said keeping in view the forthcoming Republic Day and security situation to deal with any nefarious attempt of anti-national elements from across the border, troops of the BSF Jammu frontier have been on high alert on and along the Indo-Pak border. (HT Photo)
BSF Jammu Frontier IG DK Boora addresses the media in Jammu on Monday. He said keeping in view the forthcoming Republic Day and security situation to deal with any nefarious attempt of anti-national elements from across the border, troops of the BSF Jammu frontier have been on high alert on and along the Indo-Pak border. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 02:18 AM IST
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Mandi hooch tragedy: CM Jai Ram Thakur takes on Congress, tells Oppn to behave sensibly

Two days after the SIT of the police cracked the Mandi hooch tragedy case, CM Jai Ram Thakur said Congress was blaming others when it has come to the fore that its own leaders are involved in the case
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said the investigations which are at an advanced stage in the Mandi hooch tragedy have found connection of Congress leader in the case. (HT File Photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said the investigations which are at an advanced stage in the Mandi hooch tragedy have found connection of Congress leader in the case. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 02:05 AM IST
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‘Half-hearted reply an injustice’: Centre asks time in marital rape hearing

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Centre, said that the issue should not be seen from a “microscopic angle” and several considerations would be considered by the government while formulating its stand.
The Delhi High Court gave the Centre 10 days to clarify its position.(Representational Image)
The Delhi High Court gave the Centre 10 days to clarify its position.(Representational Image)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 02:04 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Two youths killed in snowstorm near Dharamshala in Himachal

Two youths were killed and two rescued after they were trapped in a snowstorm on the Rising Star hill overlooking Dharamshala town in Himachal on Sunday
On Sunday three joint teams of Mountaineering Institute, State Disaster Response Force and local police resumed the search and rescue operation.Two youths were killed and two rescued after they were trapped in a snowstorm on the Rising Star hill overlooking Dharamshala town in Himachal on Sunday. (ANI/ Representational image)
On Sunday three joint teams of Mountaineering Institute, State Disaster Response Force and local police resumed the search and rescue operation.Two youths were killed and two rescued after they were trapped in a snowstorm on the Rising Star hill overlooking Dharamshala town in Himachal on Sunday. (ANI/ Representational image)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 01:59 AM IST
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Man arrested for molesting woman in auto

The woman’s mother had clicked a photograph of the auto-rickshaw and its registration number when her daughter boarded it from northeast Delhi around 6am on Monday.
Police arrested the suspect from east Delhi’s Kardampuri in the evening.(Representational Image)
Police arrested the suspect from east Delhi’s Kardampuri in the evening.(Representational Image)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 01:57 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ambala: Excess rains leave crops inundated for 2nd time this month

Excessive rain over the last three days in Ambala and other Haryana districts have damaged rabi crops on a large scale for the second time this month
Farmers have been left high and dry because of no drainage facilities in their fields, primarily in the Naneola-Naggal belt along Hisar Road in Ambala-1 block. (HT File)
Farmers have been left high and dry because of no drainage facilities in their fields, primarily in the Naneola-Naggal belt along Hisar Road in Ambala-1 block. (HT File)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 01:56 AM IST
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DTCP recommends FIRs against 31 for developing illegal colonies across Gurugram

The department of town and country planning (DTCP) on Monday recommended registration of first information reports (FIRs) against 31 people for their alleged involvement in developing seven illegal colonies in Gurugram, said officials
According to DTCP officials, they issued several warnings and notices to the land owners and colonisers concerned, but they did not stop the development of the illegal colonies. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
According to DTCP officials, they issued several warnings and notices to the land owners and colonisers concerned, but they did not stop the development of the illegal colonies. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 01:56 AM IST
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Chandigarh education department honours young achievers on Nat’l Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day was celebrated virtually by the Chandigarh education department on Monday; 10 girls from various government schools were felicitated as girl icons of the schools for exceptional achievement in fields like sports, music and arts
The virtual event organised by the Chandigarh education department on National Girl Child Day started with a song and dance performance presented by the students of Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 18. (HT File)
The virtual event organised by the Chandigarh education department on National Girl Child Day started with a song and dance performance presented by the students of Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 18. (HT File)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 01:54 AM IST
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Mandi hooch tragedy: Himachal Congress chief seeks judicial probe

Himachal Congress Committee chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore sought a judicial inquiry into the Mandi hooch tragedy in which seven people died after consuming toxic liquor
The government should order a judicial probe into Mandi hooch tragedy, said Himachal Congress Committee chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore on Monday. (HT File Photo/ Representational image)
The government should order a judicial probe into Mandi hooch tragedy, said Himachal Congress Committee chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore on Monday. (HT File Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 01:52 AM IST
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Himachal extends Covid curbs till January 31; Solan reports highest cases

Himachal government on Monday extended the Covid curbs till January 31 besides imposing more restrictions for Statehood Day and Republic Day events. Highest 269 cases reported from Solan
For Himachal Statehood Day and Republic Day-related programmes scheduled in the districts, the limit for gatherings in open space is allowed up to 50% of the capacity ensuring strict adherence to the Covid safety. Highest 269 cases were reported from Solan and 255 from Shimla. (HT File Photo/ Representational image)
For Himachal Statehood Day and Republic Day-related programmes scheduled in the districts, the limit for gatherings in open space is allowed up to 50% of the capacity ensuring strict adherence to the Covid safety. Highest 269 cases were reported from Solan and 255 from Shimla. (HT File Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 01:47 AM IST
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