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Kerala train arson case: NIA files charge sheet against sole accused

The NIA charge sheet, filed on Friday, says Shahrukh Saifi, the sole accused in the case, had thrown and sprinkled petrol on the passengers and set the bogey on fire with a lighter with the intention to kill people

The D1 Coach of Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express was set on fire on 2nd April, 2023 (File Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 04:50 PM IST

Several injured in stone pelting on VHP procession in Gujarat’s Narmada; 30 held

Police said that at least thirty people have been apprehended from both sides, and legal action will be taken against them, and about 15 to 17 individuals, including four to five policemen, sustained injuries in the violence

Stone pelting during Shaurya Jagran Yatra of in Gujarat’s Narmada (Twitter/ video screengrab)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:29 PM IST

Communal tensions flare in Jaipur over death of Muslim youth; 15 detained

Police said that the death of the Muslim man has led to tension in the area as a large mob began protesting since Friday night demanding immediate arrest of the accused persons

A 20-year-old Muslim man was beaten to death allegedly by a group of people in Jaipur’s Gangapol area (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 03:51 PM IST

ISKCON sends defamation notice to Maneka Gandhi over ‘selling cows’ remarks

Earlier this week, Gandhi, who is an animal rights activist, called the organisation the “biggest cheat” in the country and alleged that the ISKCON sells cows from their gaushalas (cowsheds) to butchers

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Maneka Gandhi (File Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 02:27 PM IST

Himachal: Snowfall in Lahaul-Spiti district, Manali-Leh highway closed

Manali got 7mm of rainfall and Bhunter 0.7mm, while the skies remained overcast; the snow and rain have brought down the mercury in the state.

Demul village received the season’s first snowfall in Spiti valley on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 02:45 PM IST

Impasse over swearing-in of TMC legislator ends; oath-taking to be held today

Last week, Chandra Roy couldn’t be sworn in following a tussle between the governor and the West Bengal government

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose (File Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 12:55 PM IST

Starry, starry knight

An HT special on the 100th birth anniversary of Dev Anand.

Dev Anand special feature.
Published on Sep 30, 2023 11:47 AM IST

Uttarakhand: Rape accused Muslim man tonsured, paraded in Tehri Garhwal

The alleged rape came to light after a viral video showed local residents parading the accused, blackening his face and partially shaving his head at a market in Badiyargarh under Kirti Nagar block

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 10:49 AM IST

3 children killed as mud wall collapses in West Bengal’s Bankura district

The districts in south Bengal have been receiving heavy rainfall since Friday due to a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. Bankura too received heavy rains throughout the night.

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 10:40 AM IST

PGIMER bags honour at India Research Excellence-Citation Awards 2023

Nine researchers and 11 institutions received this year’s awards for their outstanding contribution to research

The awards are based on the analysis of publication output during 2017 to 2022. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

CHB notices contradict court’s orders, say Sector 41 residents

Members of the LIG (U) Duplex Complex Welfare Society stated that the CHB had issued a public notice on September 27, asking the residents to remove violations within 10 days or face demolition

Since 1985 to 2022, additional constructions were made by the allottees but CHB took no action on the need-based changes constructions as per bylaws. (HT)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mulligans ease past Soaring Eagles on Day 4 of Chandigarh Golf League

Punjab Aces and Partee Panthers also recorded identical 5.5-1.5 wins over Tee Birds and Moksha Royals respectively at the event being held at the Chandigarh Golf Club

A player in action on Day 4 of team tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Friday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: PGIMER nurses’ protest enters Day 4

The association members protest outside Kairon Block for two hours, 2 pm to 4 pm, every day. The protest which started on September 26, will last till September 30

PGIMER administration has sought 24 hours to respond to the nurses’ demands. (HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Mobile shop owner, taxi driver caught with 94 gm heroin

The mobile shop owner, Puspinder, alias Pushi, 35, was nabbed by the district crime cell, Sector 24, from a check post in Sector 20, Chandigarh

Police recovered 53.94 gm heroin and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,300 in cash. (HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:42 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh : Drug addict arrested for snatching chef’s phone in Sector 22

The accused, Sandeep, resident of Sector 44, Chandigarh, was nabbed by the crime branch from near the Sector-52 petrol pump

Police have arrested a drug addict for snatching a chef’s mobile phone near Piccadilly Hotel, Chandigarh. (HT)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: 19 lakh cleared for Chrysanthemum Show in December

The decision came taken during the finance and contract committee (F&CC) meeting held at MC office, Sector 17, under the chairmanship of Chandigarh mayor Anup Gupta

Chandigarh will host the annual Chrysanthemum Show at Terraced Garden, Sector 33, in December. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:36 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Farmers’ protest hits traffic on Chandigarh-Ambala highway

Farmers owing allegiance to Bharti Kisan Union Ekta (Sidhupur) squatted on the highway and parked their tractors along the road to push for financial package for losses incurred in recent floods, legal guarantee to MSP and relief from agricultural debt

Farmers blocked the busy Chandigarh-Ambala national highway on Friday, throwing traffic out of gear. (HT Photo/ for representation)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:34 AM IST
By, Mohali

Selling sub-standard cake leaves baker with burnt fingers

Consumer commission awards Panchkula resident ₹20,000 compensation for cake worth ₹3,000 that left her son sick in July

Panchkula resident filed a complaint against Nik Bakers for delivering sub-standard cake. (Getty Images/Purestock)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Man molests 2 minor sisters, burns them with cigarette

As they tried to run away after objecting to the bad touch, the man pressed a lighted cigarette against their shoulders, inflicting burns

The siblings underwent medical examination at GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, and recorded their statements before a magistrate. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh drug controller officer in dock for seeking 80,000 bribe from chemist

The officer sought bribe from Dhanas-based chemist to issue drugs licence “despite violations”; conduit nabbed while accepting ₹25,000 instalment

A drug control officer has been booked for demanding <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>80,000 bribe from a Dhanas-based chemist. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

From Saturday night, no local trains between Kharghar and Panvel stations for 38 hours

Central Railway will enforce a 38-hour mega block on the Kharghar-Panvel route starting 11pm on Saturday, resulting in 170 cancelled services and 700 trains being short terminated at Belapur. The block is necessary for the construction of two new lines for a western dedicated freight corridor.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:18 AM IST
By, Mumbai

HC closes arguments on challenge to amended IT rules; verdict on Dec 1

The Bombay High Court concluded arguments on challenges to the constitutional validity of India's amended IT rules, which empower the government to set up a fact-checking unit to filter social media for fake news. The court will announce its verdict on December 1. The petitions claim that the rules infringe on freedom of speech and expression. The government argues that the objective is to create a balancing mechanism to tackle uncontrollable and uncontrolled social media.

12 March 2018, Mumbai: Kunal Kamra - Stand-up comedian . Photographed by Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:14 AM IST
By, Mumbai

ED likely to slap PMLA case against Azam Khan-headed Jauhar Trust

Ex-minister allegedly used ₹106.56 crore of government money to perform works at his Maulana Ali Jauhar University in Rampur.

The trust runs Maulana Ali Jauhar University, of which Azam Khan is the lifetime chancellor, in Rampur. (File)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:10 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttarakhand: Muslim man accused of rape tonsured and paraded

The accused was later arrested by the revenue police who have initiated the process to transfer the case to regular police, the officials added

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:00 AM IST
By, Dehradun

Sukhbir slams AAP govt for non-release for flood aid in Fazilka

Sukhbir, who led the party protest in Fazilka, said, the AAP government in Punjab was also suppressing social activists and whistleblowers to conceal financial mismanagement

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir S Badal (PTI File)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:58 AM IST
By, Ferozepur

700 detained in Bengaluru as bandh hits normal life in parts of state

While districts like Chikamangaluru, Tumakuru, Mandya and Kolar saw protesters burning effigies and organising sit-ins, North Karnataka largely remained unaffected by the bandh and normal life remained uninterrupted.

Kannada activists block the road during the Karnataka Bandh over Cauvery water issue, in Hubballi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:54 AM IST

Farmers protest, Day 2: Passengers bear the brunt as 104 trains affected

Farm leaders on Friday said they will be expanding their protest by adding three more sites, including one each in Samrala, Malout, and Ambala, Haryana.

Stranded railway passengers walk away from the railway station in Amritsar on Friday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:52 AM IST
By, Ambala/bathinda/amritsar/chandigarh

Umesh Pal’s murder: Saddam’s arrest crucial for capture of Atiq’s wife, other accused, says STF

Saddam was wanted in a case registered at Bareilly on March 6 for arranging secret meetings between Ashraf and Umesh’s shooters in the Bareilly jail.

Capturing Atiq’s wife Shaista Parveen has been a big challenge for the police. She is one of the accused in the murder of Umesh Pal. (File)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:50 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Jalandhar: SHO transferred after girl uploads video sitting on bonnet of his official vehicle

On Thursday, a video of Jalandhar-based influencer Payal Param went viral on several social media platforms in which she was seen dancing to the tunes of Punjabi songs while sitting on the official vehicle of SHO. A few police personnel, in their uniforms, were also seen in the video assisting her

Deputy commissioner of police Jagmohan Singh said they have initiated an inquiry into the matter and sent the video to the cyber cell to gather information about when and where the video was shot.
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:40 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

NCB cop’s brother caught with 1.4 lakh bribe in Yamunanagar

He was identified as Islam, a resident of Karnal and the brother of assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Mehboob Ali, who is posted with HSNCB in Yamunanagar. The other cop, on whose behalf the accused was taking the bribe, is Ali’s colleague ASI Pawan.

The Yamunanagar unit of the anti-corruption bureau on Friday arrested a middleman for allegedly taking a bribe of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.4 lakh from a Saharanpur resident on behalf of two cops posted with the Haryana State Narcotics Control Bureau (HSNCB). (HT File)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:32 AM IST
By, Ambala
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