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Sukhna Choe near Sector 26 Chandigarh(FIle photo)

Untreated sewage still flowing into Chandigarh’s Sukhna rivulet

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 07:07 AM IST
Contrary to the Chandigarh civic body’s claim, the pollution control board found sewage being drained into the two Sukhna rivulets, that further drain into Ghaggar river
A special task force of the Delhi Police’s south-east district busted Istkar’s gun factory in Meerut.(HT photo)
A special task force of the Delhi Police’s south-east district busted Istkar’s gun factory in Meerut.(HT photo)

Gunmaker who set up ‘factory’ in 5 mins, made two guns a day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 10:50 AM IST
The raw materials for each gun cost Istkar, 55, about Rs 500. He sells each gun for Rs 2,500, making a neat 400% profit on his investment. A day’s effort usually fetches him Rs 4,000.
The officers also found a video showing bundles of 2000 rupee notes, said Sanjay Dutta, forest range officer, Belakoba and head of the special task force in north Bengal.(Screengrab of the video/HT)
The officers also found a video showing bundles of 2000 rupee notes, said Sanjay Dutta, forest range officer, Belakoba and head of the special task force in north Bengal.(Screengrab of the video/HT)

Video of portable Indian currency printing machine stumps Bengal forest dept officers

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee and Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 01:38 AM IST
The video, showing the machine in operation and printing fake currency notes of Rs 500 denomination, was stored in the mobile phone of one of the arrested men. The videos were passed on to the police and the government was alerted.

Food deliveryman held with heroin, drug money in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2019 01:11 AM IST
Police said he used to get heroin for 1,000 per gram from Delhi and sold it for 2,000 to 2,500 per gram
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Ice-cream vendor held with 1kg opium in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 10:37 PM IST
STF says the accused used to procure drugs from Rajasthan and sell it among the addicts; sent to one-day custody
Delhi University (DU) has set up a 20-member task force in order to look into on-campus issues. (Representational image)(HT file)
Delhi University (DU) has set up a 20-member task force in order to look into on-campus issues. (Representational image)(HT file)

Delhi University sets up task force to look into on-campus issues

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2019 02:46 PM IST
The task force comprises college principals, former and current members of the academic council and professors from various departments of the university.
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2 head constables held for supplying drugs to jail inmates in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 10:23 PM IST
Recovery of 12gm heroin and 10gm cannabis has been made from the cops
One of the officials said that Union home minister Amit Shah may announce NAPHR on NHRC’s foundation day on Saturday (October 12).(HT image)
One of the officials said that Union home minister Amit Shah may announce NAPHR on NHRC’s foundation day on Saturday (October 12).(HT image)

Task force to improve India’s rights record

New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 11:32 PM IST
A review cycle lasts four-and-half years, during which records of member states are reviewed.
Residents continue to throw waste in the drain, forcing the authorities to put in place a mechanism to curb this menace.(HT PHOTO)
Residents continue to throw waste in the drain, forcing the authorities to put in place a mechanism to curb this menace.(HT PHOTO)

Civic body to deploy patrol teams to keep tabs on dumping of trash at Ludhiana’s Buddha Nullah

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 10:10 PM IST
File regarding the proposal has been forwarded to the F&CC for final approval, says MC superintending engineer
Made in China devices are enabling rigging in entrance exams across Uttar Pradesh. (Representational image)(HT file)
Made in China devices are enabling rigging in entrance exams across Uttar Pradesh. (Representational image)(HT file)

Cheating, rigging goes hi-tech; China-made devices to blame

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2019 10:55 AM IST
These devices seem to be custom-made for cheating as they don’t find any use in day-to-day life. They cost anything between 2000 to 10,000 and are easily accessed by these gangs and used to rig exams.
The Uttar government has recommended a CBI probe into the alleged suicide of a 17-year-old girl student of the Centre-run Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in Mainpuri.(ANI Photo)
The Uttar government has recommended a CBI probe into the alleged suicide of a 17-year-old girl student of the Centre-run Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in Mainpuri.(ANI Photo)

UP govt recommends CBI probe into Mainpuri student’s ‘suicide’

Agra | By HT Correspondent, Agra
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Earlier, a magistrate probe had been already ordered and team of Special Task Force (STF) had reached Mainpuri to conduct the inquiry.
Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Friday directed government officials and police to have a focused and coordinated strategy to ensure that Delhi is a safe place for women.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Friday directed government officials and police to have a focused and coordinated strategy to ensure that Delhi is a safe place for women.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

L-G Anil Baijal chairs meeting on strategy to strengthen security

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 09:43 PM IST
Officials who attended the meeting, held at Raj Niwas, also discussed the actions taken on issues that were deliberated upon the 9th meeting of Task Force held on June 12, 2019.
Police officials with arrested drugs peddlars in Jalandhar, last month.(Pardeep Pandit / HT Photo)
Police officials with arrested drugs peddlars in Jalandhar, last month.(Pardeep Pandit / HT Photo)

Delhi turns into preferred heroin transit route to Punjab

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 10:24 AM IST
An analysis of 10 cases of seizures of heroin in Punjab by the anti-drug STF of state police found that the contraband was smuggled via Delhi in eight of them.
The modalities of the joint task force were discussed between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Indonesian counterpart on September 5 even as two Indian warships paid a visit to the Sabang port on the mouth of the vital Malacca Straits.(HT image)
The modalities of the joint task force were discussed between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Indonesian counterpart on September 5 even as two Indian warships paid a visit to the Sabang port on the mouth of the vital Malacca Straits.(HT image)

India, Thailand, Singapore’s trilateral naval drill this month

Singapore | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 05:53 AM IST
The trilateral exercise could turn multilateral with India hoping that navies from Malaysia and Indonesia would join next year. More than half the world’s shipping trade is conducted through the Malacca Straits.
The Gurugram police on Saturday took Kaushal, a most-wanted gangster, on transit remand from the Faridabad police and later remanded him to five days’ police custody, they said.
The Gurugram police on Saturday took Kaushal, a most-wanted gangster, on transit remand from the Faridabad police and later remanded him to five days’ police custody, they said.

Police to probe Kaushal’s involvement in murders of Vijay Batra, JD

Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:23 AM IST
The special task force of the Haryana Police on August 26 had arrested Kaushal from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Delhi.
There is no change in the first income-tax slab (up to Rs 2.5 lakh a year), which attracts zero tax.(Representative image)
There is no change in the first income-tax slab (up to Rs 2.5 lakh a year), which attracts zero tax.(Representative image)

Major relief likely for taxpayers between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh as panel proposes new slabs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 09:29 PM IST
To be sure, this is still just a suggestion and it is not clear whether the government, which is very focused on increasing its tax revenue, will accept it.
Residents who live on the banks of the Buddha Nullah have to bear the brunt as every year, the nullah tends to overflow.(Gurminder Singh)
Residents who live on the banks of the Buddha Nullah have to bear the brunt as every year, the nullah tends to overflow.(Gurminder Singh)

Encroachments along Buddha Nullah push it to brink of breach

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:08 AM IST
Encroachments have reduced the width of the drain, thus affecting its water-holding capacity and leading to overflow every monsoon
The Maharashtra government is planning to put together a task force to study the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The Maharashtra government is planning to put together a task force to study the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra government to set up task force to study climate change impact

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:25 AM IST
According to a senior state government official, the task force will study measures taken by cities like London, Venice and Geneva, and prepare a plan for Mumbai which will include flood management.
A Punjab Police head constable was dismissed from service hours after he was arrested for drug smuggling.(HT File (Representative Image))
A Punjab Police head constable was dismissed from service hours after he was arrested for drug smuggling.(HT File (Representative Image))

Punjab police head constable dismissed from service for drug smuggling

Punjab | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:07 AM IST
The Special Task Force (STF) arrested head constable Gagandeep, alias Gaggi, of Mohalla Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, Lalheri Road of Khanna and his two accomplices for drug peddling and recovered 785gm heroin from their possession
The gang was busted when three youths approached the STF with a complaint about the gang and told the officials that the accused had taken Rs 1.5 lakh from each of them on the pretext of recruitment in the Army. ( Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
The gang was busted when three youths approached the STF with a complaint about the gang and told the officials that the accused had taken Rs 1.5 lakh from each of them on the pretext of recruitment in the Army. ( Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)

Army recruitment racket busted, two arrested

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 11:10 PM IST
The STF has also seized 2 fake joining letters, 2 fake call letters, 2 mobile phones, 1 driving license, 1 voter ID and a motorcycle from the possession of the arrested accused.
An official of the state’s cooperative department said income-tax officials had already inquired into the matter and didn’t find anything amiss.(HT Photo)
An official of the state’s cooperative department said income-tax officials had already inquired into the matter and didn’t find anything amiss.(HT Photo)

MP asks police to probe post-demonetisation deposits in cooperative banks

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 06:26 PM IST
On the evening of November 8, 2016, the government, in a surprise move invalidated old high-value notes, which accounted for 86% of the currency in circulation at the point in time.
State home minister Bala Bacchan said, “STF will probe all the aspects of the Vyapam scam, which were untouched till now.”(HT Photo)
State home minister Bala Bacchan said, “STF will probe all the aspects of the Vyapam scam, which were untouched till now.”(HT Photo)

MP police asked to expedite probe into Vyapam cases

Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 01:35 AM IST
There are as many as 197 complaints which were not taken up by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), STF officials said. STF had handed over the investigation into the Vyapam case to the federal agency four years ago following a Supreme Court order.
According to the Chhattisgarh police records, till July 27, 58 encounters took place in the state in which 43 Maoists and 15 security personnel were killed. (Image used for representational purpose only(HT PHOTO.)
According to the Chhattisgarh police records, till July 27, 58 encounters took place in the state in which 43 Maoists and 15 security personnel were killed. (Image used for representational purpose only(HT PHOTO.)

Seven Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur district, weapons seized

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 08:18 PM IST
According to the police, the encounter started at 3.45 pm in the forest near Tiriya village when a joint team of state forces –including the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) -- was out on a counter-insurgency operation.
The task force will also submit regular reports to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).(HT Photo)
The task force will also submit regular reports to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).(HT Photo)

State govt forms task force to reduce river pollution in city

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 03:01 AM IST
According to instruction of the state government, the ‘Social Environment Surveillance Taskforce’ should prepare an action plan and work on its implementation in a time-bound manner.
The task force has been asked to draft the Direct Tax Code, one of whose aims is to reduce the number of tax cases.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The task force has been asked to draft the Direct Tax Code, one of whose aims is to reduce the number of tax cases.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Government plans one-time amnesty scheme for old income tax cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Experts said that if this happens, it will reduce the volume of tax litigations significantly, and also help taxpayers spend their time and effort on more productive matters, but added a caveat that its success will depend on the actual details of the amnesty.
The Supreme Court Friday sought details on the status of a special task force (STF), set up on its order, for overseeing enforcement of laws on unauthorised construction and removal of encroachments in Delhi.(HT File)
The Supreme Court Friday sought details on the status of a special task force (STF), set up on its order, for overseeing enforcement of laws on unauthorised construction and removal of encroachments in Delhi.(HT File)

Supreme Court seeks status of STF on Delhi sealing

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2019 10:02 AM IST
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta was informed by senior counsel Ranjit Kumar, assisting the top court as an amicus curiae, that the Centre in its response to a report filed by a monitoring committee on sealing has sought scrapping of the panel itself.
The Special Task Force (STF) of the Haryana Police arrested three more gang members of the Pawan Boria gang. (HT Photo)
The Special Task Force (STF) of the Haryana Police arrested three more gang members of the Pawan Boria gang. (HT Photo)

Three of gang involved in insurance fraud held in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:49 AM IST
The police said that the three accused—identified as Padam Kharab and Naresh Kumar, both natives of Hisar, and Joni Saroha of Sonepat—were the ones who allegedly carried the dead bodies of the cancer patients from their homes after death and allegedly influenced doctors, insurance agents and enquiry officers.
Kolkata Police Tuesday said it has arrested four members of an ISIS-affiliated terror outfit from two places in the city.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Kolkata Police Tuesday said it has arrested four members of an ISIS-affiliated terror outfit from two places in the city.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

4 members of ISIS-affiliate terror outfit arrested in Kolkata

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 03:05 PM IST
The group comprises three Bangladeshi nationals and an Indian hailing from West Bengal’s Birbhum district, a senior Kolkata Police officer said.
Twenty-six child labourers were rescued from the plant of popular biscuit brand Parle-G(Hindustan Times)
Twenty-six child labourers were rescued from the plant of popular biscuit brand Parle-G(Hindustan Times)

26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2019 08:13 AM IST
A government task force on child labour had received a tip-off that minors were employed at Parle-G factory in Amasivni area, said Vidhansabha Police Station House Officer (SHO) Ashwani Rathore.
Brazil’s justice minister lamented what he called the “criminal invasion” of the phones of several prosecutors involved in an anti-graft probe.(Twitter/TicToc by Bloomberg)
Brazil’s justice minister lamented what he called the “criminal invasion” of the phones of several prosecutors involved in an anti-graft probe.(Twitter/TicToc by Bloomberg)

Brazil justice minister laments ‘criminal invasion’ after hack of prosecutors’ phones

Rio Di Janerio, Brazil | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 12:12 PM IST
The statement also said the hack exposes aspects of the personal lives of prosecutors and their families. Those hacked worked in the federal prosecutor’s office for Parana state.
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