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Situation normalising day after petrol pumps in Punjab see panic buying

Published on Jan 03, 2024 01:49 PM IST

Situation normalising day after petrol pumps in Punjab see panic buying

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Hit-and-run law: After truckers call of strike, cabs go off road in Chandigarh tricity

Drivers of nearly 500 taxis that ply in the tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali struck work saying law too stringent for ‘unintentional accident’, want govt to scrap harsher penalties

Drivers of nearly 500 taxis that ply in the tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali struck work and parked the cabs in the ground near Yadavindra Public School (YPS) Chowk in Mohali on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HTT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 01:13 PM IST

Ludhiana gym trainer among three held with 260 gm heroin

Doraha police and Crime Investigation Agency staff arrested three accused, including a gym trainer, after recovering 260 gm heroin from their possession.

A Ludhiana gym trainer was among three people arrested with 260 gm heroin. (HT FIle)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:36 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Panic at the pumps as Ludhiana runs dry by noon amid truckers’ strike

Ludhiana residents swarm filling stations, which ran out of fuel amid the strike called drivers of commercial vehicles

Ludhiana residents swarming a petrol pump amid the fear of shortages. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:34 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Sustainable development, inclusivity, cleanliness to be Chandigarh civic body’s focus in 2024

Chandigarh municipal corporation’s calendar for 2024 has been dedicated to sustainability, inclusivity, empowerment of communities and cleanliness

Chandigarh administrator Banwari Lal Purohit releasing the annual report of municipal corporation and ‘swacchta’ themed calendar for 2024, in the presence of city mayor Anup Gupta, municipal commissioner Anindita Mitra and other officials in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:10 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Balwant Singh Rajoana shoots off letter to home minister Amit Shah

Death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah questioning the delay in deciding his mercy petition. Rajoana, who was convicted in the assassination case of former Chief Minister Beant Singh, has criticized the government for granting remission to other criminals and accused it of bias. His letter comes after Shah defended the Centre's stand on mercy petitions during the winter session of Parliament. Rajoana's execution was stayed in 2012 and his mercy petition has been pending for 12 years. The Sikh body, SGPC, has also requested more time to act on Rajoana's review petition.

Balwant Singh Rajoana
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:04 AM IST
ByKaram Prakash, Patiala

Truckers’ stir: Chandigarh, Panchkula ration fuel as residents push panic button

The truckers called off their stir by evening and refueling was on at most filling stations after 11pm; As a precautionary measure, Chandigarh limited the sale of fuel to two litres (with maximum value of ₹200) for two-wheelers and five litres (maximum value of ₹500) for four-wheelers, per transaction, till further orders

Heavy rush at a petrol pump in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:56 AM IST

Adequate fuel stock available, no need to panic, says Punjab government

Punjab govt holds meeting to monitor petrol and diesel distribution. Adequate stock available, no need to panic. District officials asked to ensure smooth movement.

A deserted view at a petrol pump after it ran out of stock in Patiala on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Maha rally by farmer unions: Farmers to start march towards Delhi on Feb 13

Braving cold weather, a large number of farmers gathered for the maha rally organised at the grain market of Jandiala Guru near the holy city

Maha rally by farmer unions: Farmers to start march towards Delhi on Feb 13 (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Long wait in queues, mad dash for fuel: How the day looked for Chandigarh motorists

Neha Sharma, a resident of Mohali, said she was stranded in the middle of the road as her two-wheeler went out of fuel before she could reach a filling station

Heavy Rush at petrol pumps in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/panchkula

OPS Eagle-III: 24 criminal elements held, 21 FIRs registered in Punjab

The operation was conducted in all 28 police districts under which police teams frisked people arriving and departing at railway stations and bus stands.

Police checking passenger’s luggage in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

80% fuel stations run dry amid panic buying in Punjab

There are 3,943 stations Punjab, out of which over 80% ran out of stock on Tuesday, said Monty Sehgal, spokesperson for Petrol Pump Dealers Association Punjab.

Heavy rush at petrol pump following the nationwide strike of truck drivers against the new hit and run law in Amritsar on Tuesday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Bathinda/jalandhar/amritsar/ludhiana

Punjab: Ahead of LS polls, SAD ramps up efforts to galvanise Panthic factions, splinter groups

Ever since the SAD government, which was in power in Punjab in 2015 , was accused of mishandling the sacrilege incidents, its political image has taken a hit in the state

Punjab: Ahead of LS polls, SAD ramps up efforts to galvanise Panthic factions, splinter groups
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

As mercury rises 3 notches, dense fog takes a break in Chandigarh

India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, however, said that chances of dense fog will continue in the coming days and an orange alert is in place till Thursday

On Tuesday, the visibility fell down to 600 metres around 5:30 am but improved to 800 metres by 8.30am in Chandigarh. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

7.5-acre botanical garden in Bathinda soon

The proposed botanical garden in the city will be the first in Punjab to be developed by a local body: MC supdt engineer

It will showcase northwest India’s rare, threatened and endangered native plants such as ‘jand’, ‘guggal’, ‘khimp’ or ‘khip’, buffel grass and roheda. Special zones will be created as pollinator garden, aroma and moss parks. (AFP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:26 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi, Bathinda

Cash collector robbed of 6.6 lakh in Panchkula

Complainant Ram Chander, 44, a resident of Baltana, told the police that he has been working as a cash collector for Gulati traders, Sector 26, Chandigarh, for the last four years

A case under Section 379B (snatching) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Sector 20 police station. Cops are scanning closed-circuit television cameras in the area for clues. (Getty image)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:24 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Fuel pumps in north Haryana witness panic buying

Officials said the panic was caused after the reports of restrictions on fuel in Chandigarh and pumps going out of fuel in Punjab came to the fore

All India Motor Transport Congress joint secretary Narender Singh Bedi said the new provisions of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita are a death note for truckers, who work under tough conditions every day. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:22 AM IST
By, Karnal

No headway in murder of Jalandhar DSP Dalbir Singh Deol

The police registered a case under sections 302 (murder) and 379-B (robbery) of the IPC and other sections of the Arms Act after a bullet injury mark was found on his body on Monday.

DSP Dalbir Singh Deol (File)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Chandigarh: Three held day after Mauli Jagran stabbing

The victim, who was attacked by knife-wielding men, was rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where he was declared dead on arrival

During the investigation, the accused Ajay, Satyapal alias Patla and Mukesh, all residents of Dariya village were identified and arrested. Teams also recovered the murder weapon from their possession. (Getty image)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:12 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

42,000 phone calls from inside Punjab jails: 7 serving, retd jail officials among 11 arrested by SIT

According to information, the prison officials, arrested in the case, actively helped the accused inmates in using mobile phones inside the jail premises

42,000 phone calls from inside Punjab jails: 7 serving, retd jail officials among 11 arrested by SIT
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

As Chandigarh records highest cases of TB in country, GMCH to start with MD course

The health ministry has given the green light for four new faculty positions in the tuberculosis and respiratory diseases department at GMCH in Chandigarh

The TBRD department, currently based at the Sector 48 hospital, is set to expand its services by conducting three weekly OPDs there and an additional two at GMCH-32 in Chandigarh. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Bathinda reels at 7 degree C as cold weather prevail in many parts of Punjab, Haryana

According to the Met office’s weather report, Amritsar recorded a low of 8.3 degrees Celsius, Ludhiana 8 degrees and Faridkot 8.2 degrees.

Among other places in Punjab, Patiala registered a low of 7.8 degrees Celsius. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:00 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Chandigarh

PSEB releases board exams datesheet for classes, 5, 8, 10 and 12

As per the released schedule, the examinations for class 10 and 12 are set to commence on February 13. The class 10 exams will continue until March 5, while the class 12 exams are scheduled to conclude on March 30.

For class 5, the examinations will span from March 7 to March 14. On the other hand, the class 8 examinations will be conducted from March 7 to March 27. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:54 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

In Chandigarh, December 2023 was wettest in nine years

Chandigarh recorded rain only on the first day of the month, with the rest of December 2023 remaining largely dry due to weaker western disturbances

As per IMD officials, due to weaker WDs, the air quality index (AQI) also crossed 300 (poor) towards the end of the month. Even light rain can considerably improve the air quality of Chandigarh. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Moose Wala murder: SIT files fourth chargesheet

Gangster Sachin Bihsnoi named in the chargesheet. He is one of the four gangsters that hatched a conspiracy to kill Moose Wala

Moose Wala murder: SIT files fourth chargesheet (Sidhu Moose Wala Instagram)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Atwal gets officiating charge as Himachal DGP

Atwal is currently the additional director general of police, CID and ADGP state vigilance and anti corruption bureau

Satwant Atwal Trivedi (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:50 AM IST
By, Shimla

Union health minister lays foundation stone of disease control centre in Ambala

Haryana health minister Anil Vij, Rajya Sabha MP Karthikeya Sharma, director general health department Dr RS Punia and other officials of the health department were also present

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:48 AM IST
By, Ambala

Truckers’ strike: 200 PRTC buses on interstate routes come to a halt

PRTC chairman Ranjodh Singh Hadana said PRTC depots have fuel stock that can only last till Wednesday afternoon. As per the PRTC officials, around 80,000 litres of diesel is consumed daily by PRTC buses.

Heavy rush at a petrol pump following nationwide strike of oil tankers, in Amritsar on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:46 AM IST
By, Patiala

New law is harsh and one-sided, say drivers

On Tuesday, during the second day of their strike, drivers gathered at Transport Nagar in Sector 4 to protest and express their plight

Thousands of commercial vehicle drivers are on a three-day strike to protest against the stringent jail and fine regulations under the newly-launched Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita for hit-and-run cases. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, Karnal

Week after HC order, Himachal govt shifts DGP Sanjay Kundu

Posts Sanjay Kundu as principal secretary in Ayush department, top court to hear former DGP’s plea today

Former Himachal director general of police Sanjay Kundu (HT File)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:38 AM IST
By, Shimla
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