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J&K: Couple posing as IAS, IPS officers nabbed

Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:15 AM IST

During search, laptops, mobile phones, cash, jewellery, fake transfer and appointment orders and other incriminating articles were recovered from the house of the accused who were posing as IAS, IPS officers to dupe people

The duo arrested for duping people by posing as IAS, IPS officers was identified as Manmohan Ganjoo and his wife Ayush Koul Ganjoo, according to the police. (HT File)
ByAsian News International, Srinagar

Chitra alleges ‘pick-and-choose’ during Ambala Cantt demolition drive

During her meeting with the Ambala DC, Sarwara alleged that no time or notices were given to the aggrieved parties during the drives that were carried out last week

During the drive on August 3, Ambala MC officials, including executive officer Jarnail Singh and secretary Rajesh Kumar, had to face the wrath of the shopkeepers. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:49 AM IST
By, Ambala

Chandigarh MC to join ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign

A meeting was held on Monday to chalk out the plans, chaired by Chandigarh mayor Anup Gupta, presided over by deputy commissioner Vinay Partap Singh and MC commissioner Anindita Mitra, and attended by councillors and senior MC officers

The Chandigarh municipal commissioner said MC will start “Vasudha Vandhan” programme from August 9 by planting saplings. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:41 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mohali: Qaumi Insaaf Morcha to observe August 15 as ‘Black Day’

During the march on August 15, morcha activists will carry black and saffron flags to protest against Punjab government’s failure to secure the release of Sikh prisoners who have completed their sentences

Since January 7, the morcha has been protesting at Mohali’s YPS Chowk, bringing vehicle movement on the major Chandigarh-Mohali route to a complete halt. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:40 AM IST
By, Mohali

Chandigarh girls shine in roller hockey meet

Runjhun, who is pursuing MBA in Sports Management from Symbiosis International University, was the India team captain; Manika is a student of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26

Manika Mahajan (left) and Runjhun Sharda were part of the Indian team that won the gold medal at the Macau Open Roller Hockey Championship recently. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Panchkula: Private school put on notice for expelling Class-4 student over fee dispute

Family of the Class 4 student alleged that the school staff mistreated the child in front of all students by not checking her notebooks and not allowing her to sit in exams

The Panchkula Child Welfare Committee on Monday asked the Panchkula deputy commissioner to depute officials to investigate the matter and send an action-taken report with the name and phone number of the deputed official within three days. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:38 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Caller claiming to be gangster’s brother threatens Kalka bizman

In his complaint, Prabhat Negi told the police that around 8 pm on August 3, he received a threatening WhatsApp message from an international number

Police have registered a case under Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code at the Pinjore police station. (iStock)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:34 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Protesting Powercom, Transco workers try to gherao minister’s office in Kharar

Their attempt, however, was thwarted by police that were deployed in heavy numbers; subsequently, the protesters staged a demonstration near the Bhago Majra toll plaza, highlighting their long-standing demand for service regularisation

Members of the Powercom and Transco Contract Workers’ Union holding a protest near Bhago Majra toll plaza in Kharar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Modifications in MD/MS admission process will ensure fairness: Chandigarh health secretary

Candidates of IP Pool eligible under UT Pool will be considered against the UT Pool seats also in case their preferred choice is not available in IP Pool

Chandigarh health secretary Yashpal Garg said the only change made was that an IP Pool candidate will firstly be considered against a seat in the same pool if the desired branch is available. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh Class 11 admissions: Apply for 2nd counselling by Aug 10

As per Chandigarh education department officials, the deadline was extended as the result for Class 10 compartment exams was declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education on Friday

2,415 seats in Class 11 are vacant in government schools of Chandigarh. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:29 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh architect dept told to hasten work on Sector-39 grain market

During the meeting of the Chandigarh State Agricultural Marketing Board, the UT adviser asked the UT architect department to relocate the four gas godowns running from the Sector 39 land and consider utilising a portion of nearby temple land for constructing shops

Spread over 75 acres, the market was planned in 2002 to decongest the Sector 26 grain market where there is no more room for expansion. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:29 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Faster sewer cleaning on mind, Chandigarh MC turns to robots

Two Bandicoot sewer-cleaning robots, costing ₹40 lakh each, will clean sewers speedily due to their different sizes and diameters, as per MC officials

Chandigarh mayor Anup Gupta flagging off the fleet of new machinery from the MC office premises in Sector 17 on Monday. (HT)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

HC orders early removal of structures within 100 m of Chandigarh airport

The order was passed by the high court bench of chief justice RS Jha and justice Arun Palli during resumed hearing of a plea pending since 2015 over infrastructural deficiencies at the Chandigarh airport

As per a 2019 survey, there are 314 structures falling within 100 metres of the airport in Pabhat village under Zirakpur MC. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:25 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh man who stabbed wife to death gets 7-year jail

The court of additional sessions judge Jaibir Singh also imposed a fine of ₹25,000 on Sunny, who was held guilty under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code

Sunny was initially booked under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC on the complaint of the woman’s father, Ram Lal. But the court found him guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. (iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:25 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Panchkula woman confronts man for hitting stray dog, beaten up

The woman, Sunita, a resident of Sector 20, told the police that she was sitting in the neighbourhood park with some women around 10.30 pm on August 2, when she saw the man hitting a stray dog

A case under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Sector 20 police station in Panchkula. (iStock)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:23 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Chandigarh: Teen held for raping 10-year-old neighbour in Maloya

According to sources, the teenager took the child to a nearby forest area in Maloya, where he raped her, causing excessive bleeding

The victim was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, where she underwent surgery. (iStock)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Speeding truck leaves taxi driver dead near Zirakpur’s Chhat village

The deceased, Varinder Singh, 37, hailed from Haryana. Police said he was driving from Rajpura to Zirakpur, when a rashly driven truck, coming from Dera Bassi, rammed into his car around 4 am

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code against the unidentified truck driver has been booked at the Zirakpur police station. (iStock)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:21 AM IST
By, Mohali

1-cr extortion case: Constable who accompanied sacked SI arrested by Chandigarh police

The accused, identified as constable Varinder, is deployed at a beat box in Sector 41; he is accused of accompanying SI Naveen Phogat, along with another constable, when he extorted the money from the victim, Sanjay Goyal, in Sector 40 on August 4

Chandigarh Police had sought his remand, contending that <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>26 lakh of the extorted amount was yet to be recovered and Varinder may help trace the whereabouts of the absconding accused. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Two men murdered during drunken brawls in Manimajra

Liquor vend employee attacks colleague with beer bottle and sharp weapon; mechanic stabs co-worker in the back in another case, say Manimajra police

Police booked both accused under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at the Manimajra police station. (iStock)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:19 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mansa resident held for killing taxi driver

The taxi driver who was stabbed to death in Mullanpur on July 31 was murdered by a robber, who was planning to snatch his car by posing as a passenger, police said on Sunday after cracking the case

The accused, identified as Raju Singh, hailing from Mansa, has been arrested and the knife used in the crime recovered. (iStock)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:19 AM IST
By, Mohali

Jammu crime branch arrest two absconders

One accused Bashir Ahmed Mir of Kathpora in Kulgam was arrested from the outskirts of Jammu city for his involvement in defrauding people of their hard earned money after luring them to invest in non banking finance company - Kashmir Valley Finance and Investment Limited

Consequent upon the arrest of the two fraudsters, Jammu crime branch arrested seven absconders in the last eight weeks. (Getty image)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:56 AM IST
By, Jammu

J&K Police file chargesheet against top heroin supplier from Punjab

The heroin supplier was arrested from Amritsar by Jammu and Kashmir Police following a series of raids in Punjab after the registration of an FIR against him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act

Operating from Punjab, the accused allegedly supplied huge quantities of heroin to local suppliers in Samba and adjoining districts. (Getty image)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:54 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Jammu

Mehbooba exhorts party workers to gear up for local body, panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Mehbooba, who was addressing a workers’ meeting at the party headquarters in Jammu, said, “ULB and Panchayat elections are round the corner and I want my workers to get ready for them”

People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti addressing the media in Jammu on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:51 AM IST
By, Jammu

Top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen gunned down in J&K’s Poonch

The terrorist was identified as Muneer Hussain of Bagyaldara in Poonch; the search operations led to the recovery of one AK 56 rifle, one 9 mm pistol with silencer, one magazine of AK 56, 10 rounds of 7.62 mm, nine rounds of 9 mm, two hand grenades, eatables and medicines

Special Operations Group personnel inspects a vehicle during a search operation in Srinagar on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:48 AM IST

We have a roadmap for J&K for next 25 years, says J&K LG Sinha

“In four years, we have travelled that much distance which was unimaginable to people. And we have framed a roadmap of next 25 years about the changes going to happen in Jammu and Kashmir,” Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor said

Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha in conversation with editor-in-chief of Hindustan Shashi Shekhar at SKICC in Srinagar on Monday. (Waseem Andrabi /HT)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:40 AM IST
ByMir Ehsan, Srinagar

Handicraft and Handloom Corporation to be renamed as Himcraft, says Himachal CM

The Himachal Pradesh State Handicraft and Handloom Corporation Limited will be renamed as "Himcraft Corporation". State-level awards will be introduced to honor contributions in handloom and handicrafts. The CM expressed concern over the estimated loss of ₹8,000 to ₹10,000 crore due to recent floods.

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said the government is mulling to introduce state-level awards in three categories to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of handloom and handicrafts. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Shimla

Man gets 20-year RI for sexually assaulting 6-yr-old boy

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined ₹1.10 lakh for sexually assaulting a six-year-old boy in India. He was convicted under the POCSO Act.

An FIR under sections 377 of the IPC and 4 and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act was registered at Sadar police station. (HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:28 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Probe Punjab liquor policy: Bathinda MP Harsimrat urges Amit Shah

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday also forwarded two memorandums by SAD to the Punjab governor as well as the report of the cabinet subcommittee, which virtually repudiated the 2022-23 excise policy.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi on August 3. (PTI FIle)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:27 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

SGPC to provide legal aid to victim’s kin to pursue case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami also said that the SGPC has also approved providing legal aid in the Supreme Court for the ongoing case against Dera Sirsa head Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:23 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Industry protests setting up of garbage dump in Focal Point Phase VI

Members of the Association of Trade and Industrial Undertakings protested the decision of the municipal corporation to set up a garbage dump in Focal Point Area phase VI. The association believes it will create a poor image and health issues. They have requested to adopt the park instead.

Members of Association of Trade and Industrial Undertakings during the peaceful protest against the garbage dump in Ludhiana. (HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:23 AM IST
By, Ludhiana
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