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Haryana advances summer vacation, schools to remain shut from May 28

Published on May 27, 2024 05:05 PM IST

During the past few days, most places in Haryana have witnessed blistering heat, with maximum temperatures hovering in the 44-46 degrees Celsius range.

Visitors braving the heat at Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Monday afternoon. (Vipin Kumar/HT)
ByPress Trust of India

Shimla sizzles on hottest day of season at 30.6° C

As per the meteorological department’s record, Shimla had recorded the highest 32.4° C on May 27, 2010’ earlier on May 20, Shimla had recorded a maximum temperature of the season at 30° C

Residents using an umbrella to shield themselves from the heat on The Ridge, Shimla. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 01:40 PM IST
ByHTC, Shimla

After record polling in Jammu and Kashmir, focus shifts to counting arrangements

Jammu and Kashmir chief electoral officer Pandurang K Pole said all the arrangements have been put in place across the union territory

Polling for all five constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir has been completed. (HT File)
Published on May 27, 2024 01:31 PM IST
ByAshiq Hussain, Srinagar

Vikramaditya, Kangana trade barbs as Agniveer turns major poll issue in Himachal

Congress candidate from Mandi Vikramaditya Singh said as soon as the INDIA bloc government is formed, a permanent recruitment will be carried out in the army.

Congress’ Mandi Lok Sabha candidate Vikrmaditya Singh during election campaign in Sarkaghat, Himachal. (Birbal Sharma/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 02:54 PM IST
By, Dharmashala

Spice of Life: Gratitude a great attitude to find lasting happiness

I admit I’d never seen happier faces. Both the boys jumped into the car excitedly and I took them for a spin around the block and stopped at a coconut-seller’s cart

No matter what the circumstances, one can always thank the higher power for the gift of just being. (HT File)
Published on May 27, 2024 01:19 PM IST
ByMegha Garg

Tried to ‘steal’ power instead of helping after Himachal’s monsoon disaster: Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi

Rahul Gandhi says Centres waived off loans worth ?16 lakh crore for 22 individuals over the last decade, but failed to give ?9,000 cr for disaster relief

Congress’ state unit president Pratibha Singh, CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, senior party leader Rahul Gandhi and party’s Shimla Lok Sabha candidate Vinod Sultanpuri during the election rally in Nahan, Himachal. (HT Photo)
Published on May 27, 2024 01:10 PM IST
By, , Shimla/dharamshala

Forgotten fires claim 627 hectares of forest land in Himachal

The figure for forest land destroyed in Himachal 2024-25 till May has already neared the 2023-24 tally

A total of 627 incidents of forest fires have been recorded in Himachal since April. (HT Photo)
Published on May 27, 2024 01:07 PM IST
By, Shimla

Punjab: Power consumption rises by 28% amid severe heatwave

Punjab's power consumption surged by 28% compared to last year amid a severe heatwave alert extended by IMD. Maximum power demand also increased by over 50%.

Commuters with covered faces on a hot afternoon in Amritsar on Sunday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Patiala

Sukhbir not in fray fearing defeat, says Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Speaking during a roadshow in Ferozepur and Guru Har Sahai in support of Aam Aadmi Party’s Ferozepur candidate Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar, the CM said, “Sukhbir has preemptively left Ferozepur, anticipating a defeat. Harsimrat Kaur Badal will also lose her seat in Bathinda, signaling a complete downfall of the Badal family.”

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann (Photo:X)
Updated on May 27, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, Ferozepur

INDIA bloc to revive cross-border trade post poll victory: Tharoor

Talking about the BJP’s claims of getting more than 400 seats, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor says this will be impossible for the saffron party.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor addressing a press conference in Amritsar on Sunday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Kejriwal turned Punjab into ‘ATM of corruption’, Amit Shah

Addressing a rally at Ludhiana’s grain market in support of the BJP’s Ludhiana candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu, he slammed the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying they hug each other elsewhere but turn into enemies in Punjab.

Union home minister Amit Shah in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 08:24 AM IST

Modi has no respect for farmers, Punjab: Priyanka

Without naming INDIA bloc partner Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress general secretary also talked about drug abuse, security of women in Punjab and FIR against the managing editor of a media house in Punjab.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during a rally in Khanna on Sunday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 08:10 AM IST

At 132 lakh tonnes, wheat arrivals hit all-time high in Punjab

According to the state food and supplies department, 6,000 tonne wheat arrived in state’s grain markers on Sunday, taking the total count to 132.25 lakh tonnes.

Farmer resting near his wheat bags in Ludhiana. (HT File)
Updated on May 27, 2024 08:32 AM IST

Clear stand over Punjab river waters: Sukhbir to Oppn leaders

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal also seeks other parties’ stand on state’s right over its capital Chandigarh, giving the legal guarantee of MSP to the farmers and the release of Sikh prisoners.

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:38 AM IST
By, Gurdaspur

Amid scorching heat, commuters struggle to get cold water at Ludhiana railway station

The Ludhiana railway station has water booths on platforms 2/3 and 4/5 which provide cold water for ?5 per litre for a refill and ?8 for a one-litre bottle

The refrigerator in these booths at Ludhiana railway station has a capacity of 50 litre and according to a vendor working at one of them, it takes at least a couple of hours for the water to get cold. (Manish/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:36 AM IST
ByRakshit Sharma, Ludhiana

Ludhiana resident rapes 23-year-old woman, friend records video

Following a complaint, the Division Number 4 police lodged a?first-information report (FIR) against the accused, identified as Rahul and Bhooti, residents of Gandhi Nagar in Ludhiana

The Ludhiana woman alleged that while Rahul raped her, his friend Bhooti recorded the assault (HT File)
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:30 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

BJP will implement ‘one nation, one election’ in next term: Rajnath

Addressing the ‘Fateh Rally’ in support of BJP candidate from Bathinda Lok Sabha seat Parampal Kaur Sidhu, the Union minister says the simultaneous elections will also bring down costs. Rajnath expresses concern over organised crimes, drug trade and illegal sand mining in Punjab.

BJP’s Bathinda candidate Parampal Kaur with Union defence minister Rajnath Singh and others during a rally in Bathinda on Sunday. (Sanjeev Kumar /HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:32 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi

Stolen articles are never replaced, allege Ludhiana school authorities

A principal at a Government Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana said that around 20 years ago, a TV screen was stolen from the building and the school was yet to receive a replacement

Staff claimed that burglars mainly target primary schools in Ludhiana as there are no guards posted there. (Manish/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:28 AM IST
ByAkanksha Attri, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Another audio leak triggers political row

Refuting the allegations, MLA Chhina said, “The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is an expert in making doctored audio clips

Former cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia (centre) with SAD candidate Ranjit Singh Dhillon (left) and other party leaders addressing mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:22 AM IST
BySukhpreet Singh, Ludhiana

16-kg heroin seized in Gurdaspur, Ferozepur, 7 arrested

BSF & Punjab Police seize 16kg drugs in Ferozepur & Gurdaspur, dismantle smuggling module, arrest 7; ongoing investigations to trace Pakistan-based smuggler.

Police and BSF officials giving details about the seizure of drugs and the arrests in Fazilka on Sunday. (HT photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:16 AM IST
ByGaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Ferozepur

Returning from a relative’s cremation, Ludhiana man dies in road mishap

Jagraon man dies in a road accident after attending relative's cremation, wife and daughter seriously injured. FIR lodged against negligent bikers.

Returning from the cremation of one of his relatives, a Ludhiana resident died in a road mishap in a head-on collision between two bikes near Lamma village on Saturday (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:12 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Once comrades-in-arms, Warring, Bittu cross swords in Cong citadel

Amid electioneering, a bitter war of words has been going on between Bittu and Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, Congress candidate and president of the party’s state unit. In reply to Bittu’s jibe against the Congress about fielding a ‘parachute candidate’, Raja Warring has been terming him a ‘traitor’.

Ravneet Singh Bittu
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:34 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Road mishap claim five lives in Hisar

As per the police, the incident happened when the car driver made a turn in an attempt to save the vehicle from a speeding truck coming from the opposite side

Hisar DSP Vijay Pal Singh said Bathinda resident Gagad Singh along with his wife, son, brother and other family members were in town for a personal visit. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 06:28 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Haryana: Three-tier security in place at counting centres

Leader of Opposition and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda directed the party workers to guard the strong rooms where the EVMs have been kept

Personnel of the central armed police forces and Haryana Police are guarding the centre round the clock. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 06:24 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Cong Karnal bypoll candidate hits out at fellow leaders

He further said that he will write a letter to the party’s national president Mallikarjun Kharge, apprising him of the fact and will stage a dharna, if no action is taken

Voting was held consecutively with the Lok Sabha polls in Karnal which recorded a turnout of 57%. (HT File photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 06:22 AM IST
By, Karnal

Ludhiana woman, aide strangle husband to death, arrested

While the family believed cardiac arrest to be the cause of death and cremated the body, the Ludhiana woman confessed out of guilt

The victim has been identified as Palwinder Singh, 37, who is a factory worker in Ludhiana. (HT File)
Updated on May 27, 2024 05:52 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

283 aspirants from Ludhiana takeJEE Advanced in Mullanpur

Aditya Kalra, who secured 99.93 percentile in JEE Mains, appeared for the examination and found it easier than the previous year

Students coming out of examination centre after appearing for JEE Advanced in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Manish/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 05:06 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Jagraon SDM exhorts Akhara residents to vote amid poll boycott call

The residents of Akhara village in Ludhiana decided to boycott the voting after authorities did not take any action and allowed the construction of a biogas plant in the village

HT Image
Updated on May 27, 2024 05:04 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Mid-day meal workers demand minimum wages

Members of Ludhiana unit of Mid-Day Meal Workers Union, Punjab, said the mid-day meal workers should be brought under the minimum wage law and should be given an adequate salary

Mid-day Meal Workers Union during a meeting in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Poll observer checks nakas, directs teams to intensify vigilance

The nakas were inspected near clock tower, Baba Than Singh chowk, outside Green Land school near Vardhman chowk, Sector 32, ATI chowk, Partap chowk and Quality chowk among other areas in Ludhiana

Expenditure observer Pankaj Kumar inspects nakas in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 05:00 AM IST
By, Ludhiana
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