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Saurabh Parashar


Saurabh Parashar is Special Correspondent based in Chandigarh

Police force deployed at Himachal village after tension over FB posts
Fri, May 20, 2022

Police said that members of one community had also attacked police personnel and damaged a police vehicle near Paonta Sahib police station on Tuesday night

At least eight production warrants issued against sacked cop within one month
Thu, May 19, 2022

Sarabjit Singh was arrested by Chandigarh police and four others in January after they were accused of issuing fake transfer/promotion orders to Punjab Police officers by faking the signature of Chattopadhyay.

Only 2 convictions in cyber crime cases since 2008
Thu, May 19, 2022

Sources said many cyber cheating cases are in the stage of being quashed as the complainants have managed to reach a compromise with the arrested accused

Bird Watch: Lapwing is known for its wailing cry
Wed, May 18, 2022

For spotting the River Lapwing and Northern Lapwing, one will have to venture to nearby water bodies with patience. The Northern lapwing is a winter visitor and arrives in ISCR, not in abundant numbers.

Tricity grapples with a new epidemic: Cyber crime
Mon, May 16, 2022

In the first four months of this year itself, the city police has registered 70 per cent FIRs related to cyber crimes, compared to 2021.

Haryana: Found hanging on trees at dumping ground, remains of prey killed by leopards
Thu, May 12, 2022

The remains of the killed prey of leopards were found hanging on the trees twice in the last fortnight, triggering scare among ragpickers, garbage collectors and staff members of the company which was given contract of segregation of garbage.

NIA questions arrested cops lodged at Model Burail jail
Thu, May 12, 2022

Sources said that the accused inside Burail prison were questioned for more than two hours.

Birdwatch: Don’t look too far to spot pied bush chat
Thu, May 12, 2022

The male is black except for a white rump, wing patch and lower belly. The female is drab brown and slightly streaked. Juveniles have a scaly appearance on the underside but dark above like the females.

8 phones, 4 IMEI numbers of this accused used in 1,352 cyber fraud cases in country: MHA data
Wed, May 11, 2022

The revelation came from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (ICCC) set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Mohali attack on Punjab cops raises concerns for Chandigarh Police
Tue, May 10, 2022

On April 23, a tiffin bomb was found near the Model Burari Jail in Chandigarh but the police are yet to find the perpetrators.

Exotic wood duck, pheasant successfully breed, lay eggs; hatching awaited
Sun, May 08, 2022

Though the development brings a smile on the faces for UT forest and wildlife officers, a sense of nervousness also prevails, as they await the successful hatching of the eggs.

CFSL starts building repository of DNA evidence, wants to save samples for 75 years
Sat, May 07, 2022

Officials said that DNA samples of repeat offenders, who are at times found to be involved in multiple sexual assault cases, will also be stored in the dedicated repository which is being made under the supervision of director, CFSL, Sector 36, Dr Ikramul Haque — a leading DNA expert.

‘Don’t ignore us’: Councillors lash out at civic body officials
Sun, May 01, 2022

The Aam Aadmi Party’s leader of Opposition, Yogesh Dhingra, said, “We are the voice of the people. People send us to the House with great hopes. But here, we have been sidelined. It is not good.”

Chandigarh civic body meet lays bare cracks in AAP’s House unity
Sun, May 01, 2022

The possibility of corruption cannot be ruled out, given the manner in which AAP councillors gave their accent in the favor of agenda.

Chandigarh: Over 13,000 over speeding, 11,000 red light violation challans in just one month
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

A majority of the radar guns were installed at Madhya Marg, Dakshin Marg and Purv Marg as those areas are considered to be more accident-prone than others.

Explained: What is the iRAD and what is the status of accidents in Chandigarh?
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

The main idea behind it is to create a Centralised Accident Database to host and access all accident related data by various departments/stakeholders.

Tea leaves, dry grass — prisoners smoke just about anything to get their high inside Model Burail Jail
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

The administration at Chandigarh's Model Burail Jail has started scrutinising the profiles of inmates, including those facing heinous charges, in the wake of the recovery of explosives near the prison's outer boundary wall.

Chandigarh: NSG team from Delhi begins to defuse explosive found near Burail Jail
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

The police had earlier alerted central agencies, including the Intelligence Bureau, about the abandoned bag which contained a box along with a codex wire and explosives weighing around 250 grams.

From delving into student politics to running terror module — rise and fall of Harvinder Singh ‘Rinda’
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Who is Harvinder Singh alias Rinda Sandhu, and how did he go from being an active participant in student politics to running terror module?

Birdwatch: Crested bunting, the ‘Yuvaraaj’ found in lower foothills
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

The male birds have a striking glossy black plumage with long pointed crests and chestnut wings and tail. The females are paler and browner, have a shorter crest and have less chestnut patches on the tail and wings.

Most cyber crimes do not get reported due to social stigma’
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Gurcharan Singh, Cyber Faculty Head at Central Detective Training School (CDTS), Sector 36, clears many things about cyber threats, security and the scope of digital space in our lives in an interview with Saurabh Parashar.

Forest dept stalls felling of trees on three stretches after legal notice
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

The decision was taken keeping in view that the work requires a high level committee to be constituted, comprising senior PWD officers and forest officers to minimise the number of trees which will be chopped off.

UT to upgrade its intelligent traffic system to capture more road rule violations
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

These violations will include riding without helmet, triple riding, zebra crossing violations, taking wrong turns and use of mobile phone while driving or riding.

Birdwatch: Brown-headed barbet, omnipresent in parks, wooded areas
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

An Asian barbet species native to the Indian subcontinent, brown-headed barbet is listed as of least concern on the IUCN Red List.

Rate of food packet increased from Rs 10 to Rs 20, sale registers 25 per cent dip
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

The food packets are largely sold outside health institutes including PGIMER, GMCH-32, GMSH-16, colonies, around labour chowks, near ISBT-17, ISBT-43, Sector 26 Grain Market, and other areas frequented by people