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Financier’s employee robbed

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A private firm’s collection agent was robbed of Rs 30,000, a mobile phone and his wallet near Tangra here on Friday.

Chheharta man severely injured in assault, stable

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A group of men barged into a house in Chheharta and assaulted its owner, leaving him severely injured.

Woman ends life, in-laws booked

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A 30-year-old woman, Rajwinder Kaur, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at Tangra here on Friday.

Now, pay fine for wastage of water

Now, pay fine for wastage of water

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: Keeping in view the water crisis in various parts of the country, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has planned to impose fine for water wastage.

In-laws booked four months after woman commits suicide

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: More than four months after the death of a married woman, the police have booked her in-laws for abetment of suicide.

Wheat lifting picking up pace, says DC

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sanga on Saturday said that the procurement of wheat had been increasing in the district.

Two held with ganja, charas

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff have arrested two persons with 3.

Citizen Facilitation Centre in city still a distant dream

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite residents'' demand and government directions, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed so far to set up the Citizen Facilitation Centre (CFC) to make all of its wings digital.

Electrification begins on Pathankot rail track

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The Railways has commenced electrification work on the track between Amritsar and Pathankot.

CBSE move brings cheers

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The move of the Central Board of Secondary Education to compensate the students for typing errors in the English question paper has brought joy to the students and their parents in the city.

Alternatives to plastic bags to be publicised

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The 2018 theme for The Earth Day is working towards creation of a plastic free environment.

Baisakhi celebrated

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A special carnival of dance and music was organised as a part of Baisakhi celebrations at Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, Sultanwind Link Road, on Saturday.

Institutes observe Earth Day

Institutes observe Earth Day

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: Various schools in the city celebrated Earth Day on Saturday.

Storytelling session at District Library

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: In an attempt to promote the habit of reading among children, the District Library has been hosting storytelling sessions for the students of government schools in the city.

Revetments to be raised at Beas to prevent soil erosionTARN TARAN DIARY

Revetments to be raised at Beas to prevent soil erosion

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

Farmers of Verowal and Darapur Mand villages, who have been crying for attention to their crops which often get damaged due to the frequent increase in the water level of the Beas river, hope that their woes would come to an end soon with the visit of Beas MLA Santokh Singh Bhalaipur.

SNIPPETS

Man booked for theft

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

Tarn Taran: A domestic servant has been booked for theft in Bhikhiwind.

SNIPPETS

City girl selected for Indonesia contest

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

JEWELLERY: Tarn Taran: Four persons have been arrested for possessing heroin.

Two youths injured in attack; six booked

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Two youths sustained serious injuries when a group of persons attacked them on Friday.

Tobacco found in cooler at jail

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central Jail authorities have confiscated a huge quantity of cigarettes bundles and tobacco kept inside a water cooler donated by a jail inmate, who was recently released from the jail.

Girl commits suicide; FIR lodged against 3

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: A 22-year-old girl, identified as Ramandeep Kaur, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence at Loharaka Khurd village on Wednesday evening.

Paintings on Guru Nanak Dev displayed

Paintings on Guru Nanak Dev displayed

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: A city-based artist Aruna Sharma has created replicas of the original paintings based on the life of first Sikh Guru that were displayed at the National Museum of London.

Women hold march over Kathua rape case

Women hold march over Kathua rape case

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Demanding swift justice in the Kathua rape case and seeking women’s safety from the district administration, members of literary forums took out a march in the city on Friday.

Preserve city’s heritage character: Residents

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: The city celebrated the World Heritage Day three days ago with fervour but it has not much to rejoice as it still struggles to maintain its heritage character.

‘Changes in eligibility for admissions to meritorious schools to reduce competition’

‘Changes in eligibility for admissions to meritorious schools to reduce competition’

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: The lowering of the marks for appearing in the entrance test for admission to Senior Secondary Residential Schools for Meritorious Students has not gone down well with educationists in the city.

Power cuts to prevent short-circuit in wheat fields

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: To prevent accidental fires in wheat fields during the harvesting season, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has started imposing power cuts in rural areas during the daytime.

Survey on damaged crop ordered

Survey on damaged crop ordered

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sangha on Friday directed revenue officials to hold survey of villages falling under the Baba Bakala subdivision where crop was damaged by unseasonal showers and hailstorm that has created panic among farmers.

Educational tour: 16-year-old represents city in Japan

Educational tour: 16-year-old represents city in Japan

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Sixteen-year-old Pulkit, a student of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall road, has made the city proud by being a part of an educational tour to Japan, under the Japan–Asia Youth Exchange programme, also known as Sakura Exchange programme in science, from April 8 to 14 .

Admn to look for another site for international trade centre

Admn to look for another site for international trade centre

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Unsatisfied over the present location of the international trade, exhibition-cum-convention centre at the erstwhile central jail site on the airport road, the district administration has been planning to find another site for the same.

MCdemolishes 16 buildings partially

MCdemolishes 16 buildings partially

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation (MC), led by Commissioner Sonali Giri, conducted a major demolition drive in the city on Friday.

Prize distribution function heldBRIEFLY

Prize distribution function held

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

Amritsar: The annual prize distribution and felicitation function was organised at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall road. Students were awarded stoles, trophies and cash prizes.

Use better biometric machines to mark attendance: Teachers

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Government Teacher Union Democratic Teachers'' Front has criticised the state Education Department for “using poor technology” to mark attendance of the staff. The union said biometric machines did not work.

Teachers up in arms

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

TARN TARAN: Representatives of different teachers'' organisations under the banner of ‘Sarkari School Sikhia Bachao Manch’, Punjab (Save Government School Education) in its district body meeting organised here on Thursday lodged strong protest against filing of charge-sheets against the teachers opposing non-educational work assigned to them by the Education Department.

Ghazal maestro’s performance leaves audience asking for morePATHANKOT DIARY

Ghazal maestro’s performance leaves audience asking for more

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

It was a delightful week for cultural and literary fan lovers. In the first event, named “Mehfil-2018”, ghazal maestro Ustad Ghulam Abbas Khan of famous Rampur Sahaswan Gharana left audience awe struck at the newly renovated Lt Col Karnan Singh auditorium.

On mission to revive humour

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Continuing with his efforts to revive and give a platform to the Bhand and Marasi community, Dastak Theatre’s Rajendra Singh will be heading folk artists from the Bhand community to perform at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh.

World Heritage Day celebrated

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Amritsar Chapter, organised a folk song and folk dance competition for school students on Wednesday at Cambridge International School, Loharka Road, Amritsar.

Three, including girl, booked for blackmailing retd employee

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked three persons including a girl who posed as journalists for blackmailing and extorting money from a retired District Public Relations Office employee Harparminder Singh.

Khalsa College introduces course in theatre studies

Khalsa College introduces course in theatre studies

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to produce Punjabi theatre legends such as Dr Harcharan Singh, Dr Gurdyal Singh Phull Bhisham Sahni, Atamjit, Jatinder Brar and Kewal Dhaliwal, Khalsa College has introduced a graduate degree course in theatre studies.

11 water samples fail, MC refuses to budge

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The potable water samples recently collected by the Health Department from various localities have put residents in a quandary. The 11 collected samples where MC has been supplying water have failed.

Unexpected turbulence makes passengers jittery

Unexpected turbulence makes passengers jittery

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Passengers on Air India Flight 462, which took off from the Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport at 2.50 pm for New Delhi had a harrowing time mid air.

Wife, brother booked on murder charge

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

TARN TARAN: A woman identified as Baljit Kaur and her paramour brother-in-law (husband’s brother) Jagjit Singh Jagga of Rattoke village have been booked under Section 302, 34 IPC in connection with the death of Baljit’s husband Varinder Singh, an army personnel, who died on November 19, 2016 under mysterious circumstances.

Flesh trade racket busted, 7 arrested

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Beas police have arrested eight persons, including owner of a hotel near Rayya on Amritsar-Jalandhar highway and his manager for allegedly running a flesh trade racket. The police booked three couples, who were found in an objectionable positions, under Sections of Immoral Trafficking Act.

Unforeseen showers, hailstorm create panic among farmers

Unforeseen showers, hailstorm create panic among farmers

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Unexpected showers and hailstones on Thursday evening caused much disappointment to the farmers who were all set to harvest their ripened wheat crop. The showers, which lasted for almost 15 minutes, left the farmers worried as the rain can cause great damage to their standing crop resulting in loss of yield.

Punish guilty with death sentence, demands CPIKATHUA AND UNNAO RAPE CASES

Punish guilty with death sentence, demands CPI

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Workers of the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Thursday staged a protest outside the Hall gate area against the rape and murder incidents in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh that shook the entire nation and fuelled protest all over the country.

Residents use BRTS lane as thoroughfare in city

Residents use BRTS lane as thoroughfare in city

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the police department has challaned several people for driving in the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) lane, constructed exclusively for plying BRTS buses, commuters continue to violate the rules with impunity.

SNIPPETS

Leader in a spot over remarks

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

Amritsar: The Civil Lines police have booked the controversial Hindu leader, Sudhir Suri, for allegedly making objectionable remarks against a community through an audio message that has gone viral on social media. Suri, president of Shiv Sena Punjab, is yet to be arrested.

School holds session on cyberbullying

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: While the country is yet to formulate specific laws to deal with it, the menace of cyberbullying falls under the purview of laws governing harassment and is punishable by law if one is found indulging in it, said experts at an interactive session organised at Spring Dale Senior School.

Use of thermocol products rampant

Use of thermocol products rampant

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The state government has initiated steps for a complete ban on plastic carry bags but it is yet to take action to ban the thermocol products, equally environmental and health hazardous.

Man tries to rape stepdaughter, arrested

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A man has been arrested for trying to rape his stepdaughter in Fatahpur.

Police clueless in murder case

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after the passage of two days, the police are clueless about the identification of a deceased whose body was found from a drain in Azaibwali village on Monday morning.

Kora Kagaz: Helping out needy students realise their dreams

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Recycling discarded notebooks and distributing them among the underprivileged students, the Kora Kagaz initiative by Chennai-based youngster Pratik has managed to sensitise people towards environment while encouraging more kids from limited background to continue studies.

Cultural event at Khalsa College

Cultural event at Khalsa College

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The annual cultural programme of the girls hostel themed `Parvaaz-2018’ was organised at Khalsa College on Wednesday.

GNDU holds technology fest

GNDU holds technology fest

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Electronics Student Forum (ESF) of the Department of Electronics Technology of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) organised its tech fest themed TACHYON on Wednesday.

Robot-assisted knee surgery performed

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Avtar Singh, chief orthopedic surgeon at Amandeep Hospital, and Dr John H Velyvis, a renowned orthopedic surgeon from San Francisco, USA, claimed to have performed a successful joint replacement surgery on a 52-year-old patient using Robotics Surgical System, the latest robotic intervention in joint replacement.

Crop procurement processbegins at 35 grain markets

Crop procurement processbegins at 35 grain markets

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Finally, the wheat crop has started arriving at the grain markets. As many as 35 grain markets in the district became operational on Wednesday as they received 6,880 tonnes of wheat, of which 3,233 tonnes were procured by the government agencies as well as private traders.

Senior Deputy Mayor against AITover allocation of kiosks in city

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Senior Deputy Mayor Raman Bakshi, in a letter to the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) chairman, has questioned the allocation of vends to Verka and Markfed in green belts at Ranjit Avenue and other parts of the city.

Businessman duped of Rs 80 lakh, five booked

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A New Zealand native among five persons has been booked by the Civil Lines police for allegedly defrauding a local resident of Rs 80 lakh.

Fee hike plan sparks protest against GNDU

Fee hike plan sparks protest against GNDU

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) and farmer activists of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) staged a protest outside the campus over the proposed hike in hostel and tuition fee for students on Wednesday.

CWG bronze girl returns, gets rousing welcome

CWG bronze girl returns, gets rousing welcome

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Navjeet Kaur Dhillon of the city, who won a bronze medal in the discus throw event at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, was given a rousing welcome by sports officials, sports lovers and her family members upon her arrival at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport on Wednesday.

Cop suspended for corruption

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A cop has been suspended for allegedly tampering with records to destroy evidence to benefit a person, accused of robbery and criminal trespass last year.

Argument with MC Commissioner results in fire official’s suspension

Argument with MC Commissioner results in fire official’s suspension

19 Apr 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A fire officer entered into an argument with MC Commissioner Sonali Giri during a mock drill at the Municipal Corporation’s Ranjit Avenue office that resulted in his suspension on Wednesday.

SNIPPETS

Quack rapes woman

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

DRUGS: Amritsar: A man was found murdered in a flood drain near Ajaibwali village in Kathunagal on Monday.

Two killed in road mishaps

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

TARN TARAN: Two persons died in separate road accidents in the city on Tuesday.

Rape accused arrested

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police on Tuesday arrested Sikander (32), who has allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in Hussainpura for months.

Theft at govt middle school

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Unidentified miscreants struck at Government Middle School, Faizpura, and decamped with valuables on Sunday night.

Theft at mobile firm, police doubt story

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Three unidentified robbers took away mobile phones worth Rs 22 lakh from a firm outside New Amritsar on the GT road on Monday night.

Jaggu Bhagwanpuria’s aide arrested with 7 kg of heroin

Jaggu Bhagwanpuria’s aide arrested with 7 kg of heroin

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: The State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) nabbed two persons, including an aide of gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, with 7 kg of heroin here on Monday.

Sikh groups hold meeting

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Sikh Youth of Punjab, Sikh Youth Federation Bhindrawala and Jatha Sirlath Khalsa joined hands to expose the “political interference that played a vital role in giving the no objection certificate (NOC) to controversial film Nanak Shah Fakir”.

PSEB English exam conducted

PSEB English exam conducted

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: The cancelled exams of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) began in the city on Tuesday.

GlobalLinker initiative of FIEO

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: The Federation of Indian Exporters Organisation (FIEO) operationalised its GlobalLinker, a digital platform for MSME exporters to digitise their businesses, in the city from Tuesday.

GNDU comes up with art gallery

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has come up with a special art gallery in the building of Bhai Gurdass Library on the university campus.

‘Airport loses revenue in absence of trade pact’

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport has been incurring losses as many airlines, especially international, are blocked from flying to the city for not having bilateral air agreements, said Sameep Singh, overseas secretary, Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM).

High-tension wires give residents sleepless nights

High-tension wires give residents sleepless nights

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite mishaps, the government has nothing to remove the high-tension wires passing at a low altitude from New Dashmesh Nagar in Jodda Phatak.

Special chance is financial burden on GNDU: Registrar

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Amidst controversy over the special chance being given by Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) to its students, the university has issued a clarification on the nature of the chance.

Work on war footing to install truck scanners

Work on war footing to install truck scanners

18 Apr 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: With a view to ease the bilateral business between India and Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, the work is on war footing for installation of an efficient and prompt Full Body Truck Scanning System (FBTSS) and other security apparatus at the Integrated Check Post (ICP), Attari.

SNIPPETS

GNDU gets HUDCO funds

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has received a grant of Rs 75 lakh as financial assistance from Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative for the renovation of toilets at Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Boys’ Hostel.

Seven couples tie the knot

Seven couples tie the knot

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The Bhavan’s SL Public School organised a mass marriage ceremony on its premises in which seven couples tied the nuptial knot on Sunday.

Canadian academy to impart kirtan training

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Maadho Music, a Canada-based music academy, is all set to provide free training on kirtan to girls of the Bhai Dharam Singh Khalsa Charitable Trust, an orphanage.

SGPC drive receives good response

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Under the SGPC’s ‘dharam parchar’ campaign, thousands of Sikhs partook of ‘Amrit Sanchar’ (baptism) at various places to mark the Khalsa Sirjana Divas.

Five booked for theft

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked five persons for allegedly stealing green rice from a godown near the Bhagtanwala grain market.

Revival of ancient folk art in focus

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: As the budget session of the Punjab Arts Council begins, the hope for several dying performing arts of Punjab gets a new push.

Protest for withdrawal of police cases against farmers

Protest for withdrawal of police cases against farmers

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee on Monday held a sit-in at the office of Senior Superintendent of Police (Rural) Parampal Singh, demanding withdrawal of cases registered against farmers.

Wheat storage: Officials asked for optimum utilisation of space

Wheat storage: Officials asked for optimum utilisation of space

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Wheat harvesting in the district has begun but the government stares at the shortage of space for storing 69 lakh metric tonnes in the state.

‘Khido Khundi’ team in city

‘Khido Khundi’ team in city

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The star cast of the upcoming Punjabi flick ‘Khido Khundi’, which literally means ball and stick, was in the city for its promotion.

Clamour for justice to rape victims

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Expressing concern over the rising sexual violence across the country, Damdami Taksal head Harnam Singh Khalsa has said that the Central Government has failed to protect the women.

Two booked for theft

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

TARN TARAN: The Patti police have booked two persons for theft.

104 awarded diploma certificates at IIM

104 awarded diploma certificates at IIM

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The second convocation of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, was held on its campus on Monday.

Three booked for thrashing elderly man

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have booked three persons, including president of a gurudwara committee, for allegedly thrashing, pulling the beard and tossing the turban of an elderly over a dispute regarding gurudwara ‘golak’.

12-year-old raped, youth booked

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: A 12-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by a youth in Hussainpura.

GNDU MSc results spark confusion among students

GNDU MSc results spark confusion among students

17 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of MSc (Mathematics) in the city are a harried lot after the declaration of their first semester results by Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

NGO gives school bags to students

NGO gives school bags to students

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Voice of Amritsar (VOA), a city-based NGO, carried out its third school bag distribution campaign at Government Primary School, Pandori Waraich, Majitha road.

Intoxicants seized, two behind bars

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The police arrested two youths and confiscated a huge quantity of intoxicants on Sunday.

Elderly perform ‘bhangra’ after knee replacement

Elderly perform ‘bhangra’ after knee replacement

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: A number of elderly patients, who underwent successful knee replacement surgeries, shook their legs to Bhangra beats at an event to celebrate Baisakhi on Sunday.

Rlys asks vendors to install fire extinguishers

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The directions of the Railways to vendors to install fire extinguishers has caused resentment among them.

International flights from city get good response

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The air connectivity between Amritsar and South East Asia is set to consolidate with the launch of Air Asia’s Kuala Lumpur-Amritsar flight from August.

Post office to come up with payment bank in city soon

Post office to come up with payment bank in city soon

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Posts will launch India Post Payments Bank in the city soon.

DA sought

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Pensioners’ Welfare Association have sought the release of the last three installments of dearness allowance.

Police inaction alleged in fraud case involving SAD leader

Police inaction alleged in fraud case involving SAD leader

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Aam Adami Party has alleged police inaction in a fraud case in which a former Akali sarpanch had allegedly got prepared fake documents to grab a chunk of agricultural land.

Plantation carried out

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The Civil Rights Protection Organisation observed the 127th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar in ward number 68 here on Sunday.

MC to clean statues at least once in a month

MC to clean statues at least once in a month

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has decided to clean all the statues in the city at least once in a month.

Robber caught, hunt on for accomplices

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested a robber, Roshan Singh, of Meharbanpura village.

State top cop honours senior police officials

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: DGP Suresh Arora on Sunday held a meeting with senior police officials of the border zone, including IG SPS Parmar, Amritsar (Rural) SSP Parampal Singh and Tarn Taran SSP Darshan Singh Mann.

Two wanted criminals among three arrested

Two wanted criminals among three arrested

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

TARN TARAN: The district police busted a gang of robbers, arresting three youths, on Sunday.

Multi-storey SGPC inn to deal with accommodation issues

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: With a view to accommodate the increasing footfall of devotees at the Golden Temple, the SGPC intends to build a multi-storey sarai (inn) with ample parking space at its land located in the adjoining Akali Market.

Candlelight vigil to seek justice for rape victims

Candlelight vigil to seek justice for rape victims

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The Janwadi Istri Sabha on Sunday carried out a rally and candle march in protest against two horrible rape incidents occurred in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, sparking widespread agitation.

Two held for Green Avenue snatching

Two held for Green Avenue snatching

16 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: With the arrest of two persons, the city police on Sunday claimed to have solved a snatching incident in which a woman was targeted in Green Avenue in January this year.

Amritsar, last 7 days...

To boost income, exemption on property tax cancelled

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Residents with houses measuring 125 square yard and vacant plots may also have to the pay property tax every year as the state government, in order to improve the economic condition of municipal corporations and to take funds from the Union government under the Amrut scheme, has decided to cancel the relaxation on the property tax given by it so that 100 per cent tax can be recovered.

Fire engulfs wheat crop on 22 acres

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Wheat crop on 22 acres was gutted in a fire that broke out in Bhagta village on Saturday.

Education Dept announces merger of SSA, RMSA, TE

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

FARIDKOT: The state Education Department has announced the merger of three Centrally-sponsored schemes — Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE) — with Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.

11-yr-old girl among two dead in road mishap

11-yr-old girl among two dead in road mishap

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: An 11- year-old girl and a woman were killed in a road accident after a Verna car hit a Maruti car from the rear at Hariraipur village on Saturday morning.

IMA forms panel to probe cases of medical negligence

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Following the recent spike in alleged medical negligence cases in the city, the local unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has formed a committee to probe such cases in future.

Three booked for stealing material worth Rs 3.59 lakh

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Three persons have been booked for stealing valuable material worth Rs 3.59 lakh from a showroom situation on the Mall road.

Five booked for assault

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Five persons have been booked for allegedly assaulting two brothers, who are engaged in a transport business.

High Court to hear BDA plot case now on April 30

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: A hearing in the case of possession not being given by the Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) to 155 allottees of residential plots on 36 acres of land at the old Central Jail site was held in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday.

Slow lifting leads to glut-like situation at mandis in district

Slow lifting leads to glut-like situation at mandis in district

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Wheat procurement may have started at the grain markets of the district, but the slow pace of lifting is giving the farmers sleepless nights.

NON-PAYMENT OF SALARIES

Contractual teachers threaten to launch agitation in state

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Contractual teachers working under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) on Saturday announced to launch agitations across the state if their salaries were not disbursed immediately.

Hit by water supply, residents protest

Hit by water supply, residents protest

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Though the water supply to various part of the city has resumed, residents of mini secretary road area said they were not getting water.

City boy shines in Mumbai contest

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Bharat Ahuja, a third year student of the Department of Architecture at Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCET), has been declared the first runner-up of the ‘Vivek Punjabi Visions Award 2018’ held in Mumbai this week.

City-based judoka to represent country at Asian meet in Lebanon

City-based judoka to represent country at Asian meet in Lebanon

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Adding another feather to his cap, city-based judo player Harshdeep Singh Brar (20) has been selected to participate in the Junior Asian Judo Championship to be held in Lebanon in May.

‘Avoid steroids, follow healthy diet to prevent kidney diseases’

‘Avoid steroids, follow healthy diet to prevent kidney diseases’

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Addressing a press conference here on Friday, a team of renowned kidney transplant surgeons from the region talked about treatment and prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

70 students attend session on RTI Act

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The Regional Centre, Bathinda, of the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) Punjab organised a one-day RTI Act, 2005 awareness seminar at the Punjabi University Regional Centre on Friday.

204 get degrees during convocation

204 get degrees during convocation

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Baba Farid College organised its third convocation here on Thursday.

Ujjwala scheme: 3K gas connections distributed

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Following the directions of the Central government, as many as 3,000 gas connections were distributed among the beneficiaries under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in the district.

Speed up lifting: DC to agencies

Speed up lifting: DC to agencies

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra on Friday directed procurement agencies to speed up lifting to avoid a glut-like situation at grain markets in the district.

10 years on, dist Sports Dept sans permanent judo coach

10 years on, dist Sports Dept sans permanent judo coach

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The district Sports Department has been without a permanent judo coach for the past 10 years.

9 agenda items passed at General House meeting

9 agenda items passed at General House meeting

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The General House meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda convened on Friday turned into a war of words among the Mayor, councillors and civic body officers.

Fire destroys wheat on five acres in Barnala

Fire destroys wheat on five acres in Barnala

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BARNALA: Wheat crop on five acres and stubble on 110 acres were gutted in a fire that broke out in various villages of Barnala district.

Aeronautical engineering college to start in August: Tech varsity VC

Aeronautical engineering college to start in August: Tech varsity VC

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: After the Punjab government decided to set up Punjab State Aeronautical Engineering College (PSAEC) in Patiala, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohan Paul Singh Ishar convened a meeting of officials of PSAEC and university here on Friday.

PG candidates asked to join allotted seats in three days

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

FARIDKOT: After keeping the joining of around 500 MBBS and BDS doctors to their allotted medical and dental colleges for postgraduate (PG) courses under suspension for over two weeks, the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Friday asked all of them to join the allotted seats in three days.

11 items on agenda to be tabled todayGENERAL HOUSE MEETING

11 items on agenda to be tabled today

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: A total of 11 agenda items worth Rs 3.25 crore will be discussed at the General House meetings of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda on Friday.

Married woman ends life

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

Faridkot: A 27-year-old married woman committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Dana Romana village under Kotkapura sadar police station here.

Youth ends life

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: A 23-year-old youth has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Amarpura Basti.

Farmers told to use wheat straw as mulching material

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

MALOUT: The Horticulture Department has appealed to farmers to use wheat stubble as mulching material in orchards and vegetable fields to save environment.

Information kiosk installed at Faridkot judicial complex

Information kiosk installed at Faridkot judicial complex

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

FARIDKOT: To help the litigants and general public in knowing the present status of a judicial case in different courts of Faridkot, District and Sessions Judge on Thursday inaugurated a digital info kiosk at the judicial complex here.

Man arrested for forging verification documents

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Rama police arrested a shopkeeper from Phullokhari village on Thursday for forging police verification documents of labourers working at Guru Gobind Singh Refinery.

Bathinda DC unveils Rs 10,608-cr annual plan

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra on Wednesday released the annual credit plan of the district amounting to Rs 10,608 crore for 2018-19.

Admission to meritorious schools begins in state

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Society for Promotion of Quality Education for Poor and Meritorious Students of Punjab, Punjab School Education Board, has issued a notice announcing the registration for admission to Class XI in 10 meritorious schools based in Amritsar, Bathinda, Hakumat Singh Wala village in Ferozpur, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala and Ghabdhan village in Sangrur in the non-medical, medical and commerce streams and Talwara township for only girls in the commerce and humanities streams.

Kathua rape: Cong activists hold protest for justice

Kathua rape: Cong activists hold protest for justice

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

MALOUT: Congress activists on Thursday hold a protest against the Central government by blocking the Abohar-Delhi national highway for a few minutes.

Mansa DC inspects wheat procurement centres

Mansa DC inspects wheat procurement centres

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner, Mansa, on Thursday inspected the process of wheat procurement and lifting in the grain markets of Bhikhi and Budhlada in Mansa district.

ENT surgeons from UK visit BFUHS

ENT surgeons from UK visit BFUHS

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

FARIDKOT: A team of doctors from the Medway NHS Foundation Trust, a public health benefit corporation in England, on Thursday visited Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) Faridkot.

Sasti Rasoi closed in Goniana, Bhucho

Sasti Rasoi closed in Goniana, Bhucho

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: After a couple of months of its inception, the Sasti Rasoi in Goniana and Bhucho Mandi have been shut down.

Last date for applying subsidy on green manure seeds is April 25

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab government is providing subsidy for improving the health of the soil by using green manure seeds.

DEIC sees rise in children suffering from anaemia

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to rising awareness and screening of children affected by anaemia at government schools in the district, the number of patients at District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) has increased manifold in the past two years.

Migrant farm labourers suffer as trains get delayed

Migrant farm labourers suffer as trains get delayed

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Railway passengers are at the receiving end these days as a majority of the trains are running behind their scheduled timetable.

Scarcity to end soon as water released into canal

Scarcity to end soon as water released into canal

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The water shortage woes, which had hit the city due to Sirhind canal closure, may end soon as water has been released into the canal.

GOVT RAJINDRA COLLEGE

Hotel management department grapples with shortage of staff

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The hotel management department of Government Rajindra College is grappling with lack of infrastructure and staff.

Residents start indefinite protest over razing wall

Residents start indefinite protest over razing wall

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

MALOUT: Residents of Ajit Nagar here have started an indefinite protest against the local administration after it on Tuesday razed a wall to make way for the cremation ground from a street.

Safety training programme held at GHTP

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: Our desire and endeavour is to ensure the safety of each person and machine.

Discourage farmers from stubble burning: PPCB to Agri Dept

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

FARIDKOT: After it faced strong opposition from a farmers’ union post-paddy harvesting season last year, the Punjab Pollution Control Board is relying on the Agriculture Department to sensitise farmers to discourage wheat stubbles burning this time.

Civic body keen on development in private colonies

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda has scheduled to hold a general house meeting on April 20, but ironically no new development work agenda has been included in the meeting.

Panels fail to submit reports on issues

Panels fail to submit reports on issues

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: Nearly more than two weeks have gone since nine committees were constituted by the Mayor over various issues.

Technical glitch at RTA troubles visitors

Technical glitch at RTA troubles visitors

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: People visiting the Regional Transport Office are a harried lot as the Transport Department’s newly introduced software Vahan 4.

MC to remove illegal footpaths, ramps on 18 roads in city

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has issued notices to remove illegal footpaths and ramps on 18 roads in the city.

Proposal for constructing girls’ hostel invited

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: District Welfare Officer (DWO) Sardool Singh has asked the authorities of Government Rajindra College to submit a proposal for constructing a girls' hostel for the facilitation of SC/ST category students under the Centrally-sponsored Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana.

Over 50% Bathinda cops are unfit, says medical report

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: More than 50 per cent of the cops in Bathinda district are unfit.

Rise in women addicts seeking treatment

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: A large number of women drug addicts are coming forward for medication at the drug de-addiction centre in the city.

Court summons two policemen in illegal confinement, torture case

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

FARIDKOT: For allegedly torturing a person in the lock-up and forcing him to make a confession, the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Faridkot has summoned two head constables to face trial in a criminal case.

Patients of Civil Hospital can get diagnostic tests done at Advanced Cancer Institute

Patients of Civil Hospital can get diagnostic tests done at Advanced Cancer Institute

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: In a major relief to the suspected patients of cancer visiting the Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital, Advanced Cancer Institute has decided to extend them the facility of MRI and CT scan along with various other costly diagnostic tests.

VIVO IPL fan park comes to city this weekend

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: If you are a cricket fan then gear up to watch some real excited matches of the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) on a giant-sized screen coupled with a stadium-like feel at the Cops Club ground here this coming weekend.

Farmers rue poor facilities at grain market

Farmers rue poor facilities at grain market

19 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

BATHINDA: The district administration may be claiming that it has made all requisite arrangements for farmers’ convenience at the local grain market, but those who are staying there to safeguard their yield have a different story to tell.

BRIEFLY

Cellphone snatched

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: An unidentified person snatched a cellphone from a college student here on Tuesday afternoon. The incident took place when the victim was walking home after attending her college.

Gandhi Peace Prize to be given on Oct 2

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BARNALA: The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has sought applications for the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize from qualified and experienced persons who have contributed immensely to society.

Wall on way to cremation ground razed amid protest

Wall on way to cremation ground razed amid protest

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

MALOUT: Residents of Malout town on Tuesday finally got a direct way leading to the local cremation ground near the railway crossing after the district administration demolished a wall, which was proving to be an obstruction.

Training workshop on measles-rubella drive conducted

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: A training workshop ahead of an MR (measles-rubella) vaccination drive was conducted by the district Health Department to take stock of preparatory measures for the mass campaign that will kick-start later this month.

MC’s no to providing electric connection to traffic lights

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: No respite for the city residents residing adjacent to the Bathinda-Barnala highway from Bibiwala Chowk to Rose Garden Chowk.

30% drop in number of patients visiting homoeopathy OPD

30% drop in number of patients visiting homoeopathy OPD

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The number of daily patient inflow at homoeopathy outpatient department (OPD) in the Civil Hospital has dropped up to 30 percent in the past year as two of its doctors are instructed to serve at different districts two days every week.

Deadline near, work on escalators, lifts yet to begin

Deadline near, work on escalators, lifts yet to begin

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Though the construction of a foot overbridge (FOB) at the city railway station is almost nearing completion (the deadline is April 30), the process of fixing escalators and lifts at both ends of the FOB has not taken off yet.

Political ‘fight’ leads to cancellation of tendersWHEAT-LIFTING IN FARIDKOT

Political ‘fight’ leads to cancellation of tenders

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

FARIDKOT: The Food and Supply Department has allotted these tenders to a new contractor who is known for his proximity to a Congress leader. The re-allotment of these lifting and cartage tenders has been made on the basic rates.

DC orders ban on use of combine harvesters from 7 pm to 9 am

DC orders ban on use of combine harvesters from 7 pm to 9 am

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Mansa, Balwinder Dhaliwal on Tuesday passed an order to impose a ban on the use of combine harvesters between 7 pm and 9 am and also banned the burning of wheat residue.

Raman Mandi truckers refuse to lift wheatPENDING PAYMENT

Raman Mandi truckers refuse to lift wheat

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Raman Mandi truck union have refused to lift the wheat grains till their pending payments are cleared. Union members submitted a copy of their demands to Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra at the District Administrative Complex here on Tuesday.

Jail inmate attempts to commit suicide

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: An inmate of the Bathinda Central Jail allegedly tried to commit suicide by hanging himself inside the jail on the intervening night of April 15 and 16.

Woman kills self; husband, mother-in-law booked

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: A woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Lul Bai village on Monday. The deceased’s family accused her in-laws of demanding dowry and harassing her.

Cancer patients suffer as medicines in short supply

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: It has been more than 10 months since the NCD (non-communicable diseases) centre at the Civil Hospital has received regular supply of chemo drugs.

Sea of residents come out in support of rape victims

Sea of residents come out in support of rape victims

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The city witnessed a rally never seen before on Tuesday evening as hundreds of residents came out in support of rape victims. The traffic stopped, so did the onlookers.

Fire destroys standing wheat crop on 15 acres

Fire destroys standing wheat crop on 15 acres

18 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Standing wheat crop on around 15 acres was gutted in a fire that broke out in fields in the Kothe Amarpura area on Tuesday afternoon. Stubble on three acres was also burnt to ashes. After receiving the information, three fire tenders, headed by sub-fire officer Makhan Ram, reached the spot.

BRIEFLY

Body found

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Monday recovered the body of an elderly person at the railway crossing in Paras Ram Nagar. According to the police, the deceased died of cardiac arrest.

GZSCCET’s annual newsletter out

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: The Department of Architecture and the Editorial board “The Epicentre” of Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET) organised a motivational session “Elision” here on Monday.

No check on eatables selling at hefty rates at city bus stand

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Passengers are a harried lot as eatables, beverages and other articles are being sold at exorbitant prices by shop and kiosk owners on the premises of the city bus stand.

Anganwari workers to protest against govt’s ‘wrong’ policies

Anganwari workers to protest against govt’s ‘wrong’ policies

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All Punjab Anganwari Employees’ Union from the Malwa districts — Bathinda, Mansa, Barnala, Sangrur, Patiala, Moga, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Fazilka and Sri Muktsar Sahib — on Monday held a meeting at Teachers’ Home in the city.

More train services on Bathinda-Ambala route sought

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: In the absence of any train service on the Bathinda-Ambala section from 7.30 am to 2.15 pm, passengers at the city railway station have to wait for around eight hours to board a train.

Inadequate washing lines hit wagon care

Inadequate washing lines hit wagon care

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: The Railways is yet to address the issue of inadequate washing line space at the city railway station. When Bathinda Tribune had highlighted the issue in these columns in the past, then DRM Dinesh Kumar had said the carriage wagon care centre would be extended to 26 coaches in the city.

Lack of help desk, signages add to patients’ woes

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Despite standing in a queue for close to one hour outside the psychiatric unit of the Civil Hospital, when patient Ramesh Kumar’s turn came to get himself examined, the doctor asked him to visit a medicine specialist (doctor) in the other ward.

33 nodal officers appointed for development of city

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) Commissioner Rishi Pal Singh has appointed 33 nodal officers for 50 wards for all-around development of the city.

Work on swimming pool yet to begin

Work on swimming pool yet to begin

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: After the change of guard at the helm in the state, the fate of a swimming pool project at the multipurpose stadium hangs in the balance.

Farooqui takes charge as IGP

Farooqui takes charge as IGP

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: MF Farooqui on Monday took charge as IGP, Bathinda range, replacing MS Chhinna, who was transferred as IGP, Human Rights, on April 7.

Students hold march for victim

Students hold march for victim

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Students Union (PSU) of Govt Rajindra College led by Sangeeta Rani on Monday took out a protest march, seeking justice for the minor girl who was brutally raped and murdered in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

AAP wants strict punishmentKATHUA RAPE CASE

AAP wants strict punishment

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Leaders and workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday took out a protest march against the rape incident reported in Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir to demand justice for the victim. The protest march was headed by AAP leader and MLA from Bathinda (Rural) Rupinder Kaur Ruby.

Farmer murdered at Mandi Kalan village

Farmer murdered at Mandi Kalan village

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Unidentified men killed a farmer on Sunday night at Mandi Kalan village with sharp-edged weapons and managed to escape. The police have initiated a probe after registering a case against unidentified persons under Section 302 of the IPC at the Balianwali police station.

Wheat lifting process stuck, farmers suffer

Wheat lifting process stuck, farmers suffer

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

FARIDKOT: As the lifting of wheat procured by various purchase agencies at the Faridkot grain market is caught in the political cobweb for the past over one week, over five lakh gunny bags of the foodgrain, which are lying at the grain market, are causing inconvenience to the farmers and the commission agents.

Water shortage to stay for a while

Water shortage to stay for a while

17 Apr 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Many city areas are facing shortage of water due to Sirhind canal closure. Water in the canal was expected to be released on April 15, but it’s not done. The water stored by the Irrigation Department in three storage tanks and 11 water tanks in the city is almost exhausted.

Manpreet doles out Rs 55 lakh grant

Manpreet doles out Rs 55 lakh grant

16 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister and MLA from Bathinda (Urban) Manpreet Singh Badal on Sunday gave Rs 55.75 lakh grant to various organisations in the city.

Illegal hoardings, ads to invite Rs 50,000 penalty

16 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Illegal advertisements installed in the city are going to land people in trouble. A penalty up to Rs 50,000 can be imposed, which will not be paid at the office of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB), but at the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court.

1 held with illegal weapon

16 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

MALOUT: The city police on Sunday nabbed a resident of Dabwali with an illegal .

EMBEZZLEMENT CASE

Police fail to arrest head constable

16 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The police have failed to arrest head constable Satnam Singh who was booked for his alleged role in the embezzlement of Rs 14 lakh, which went missing from the maalkhana of the Nathana police station.

Pathologists’ assn submits list of illegal labs to civil surgeon

Pathologists’ assn submits list of illegal labs to civil surgeon

16 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: In their bid to crack a whip on illegal pathology labs and quacks in the district, a list of 35 such labs was submitted by executive members of the Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, Bathinda, to the Civil Surgeon.

Lack of monitoring likely to pose hurdle in garbage collection by MC

16 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Lack of monitoring may pose a hurdle in the door-to-door garbage collection work being taken up by the Municipal Corporation on its own from May 1 as JITF company is stopping this work on April 30 as per the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order.

Indira Gandhi, Sirhind canal banks decay

Indira Gandhi, Sirhind canal banks decay

16 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

FARIDKOT: The crumbling brick-lining of Indira Gandhi and Sirhind Feeder canals may breach anytime and create problems for the densely populated areas of the town, situated on the Kotkapura road.

Move to impose fee on parking cars outside houses flayed

16 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Residents have criticised the state government’s plan to impose parking fee on the people parking their cars outside their houses on streets in 10 municipalities, including Bathinda, by August 31.

COPS GRAFT CASE

Vigilance raids at Phul, Dhoorkot

16 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Two teams of the Vigilance Bureau, Bathinda, conducted raids at Dhoorkot village and Phul town on Sunday morning following the arrest of constable Amritpal Singh and home guard jawan Sukhvir Singh in connection with a graft case.

Mobile seized from Barnala jail

16 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

Barnala: The Barnala (City) police have booked two inmates of Barnala jail after the authorities confiscated a mobile phone from them.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Soon, snatching to invite stricter punishment in city

Soon, snatching to invite stricter punishment in city

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: In what appears to be a step forward for much-awaited harsher law provisions for snatchers, who are striking at will in the city for the past some time, the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India, Satya Pal Jain, has asked the Union Government to amend the law provisions for enabling a stricter punishment to snatchers in Chandigarh.

SMART CITY

French consultant dumps Metro, suggests running trams in city

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the detailed project report (DPR) submitted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) six years ago suggested a Metro for the city, it has found no place in the report of Systra MVA Consulting (India) Private Limited, the French consultant engaged by the UT Administration to decide on the future modes of transport after surveying the traffic volume on the city roads.

Missing P’kula man found dead in river

Missing P’kula man found dead in river

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PANCHKULA:The body of a 38-year-old Sector 19 resident, who had been missing since Friday morning, was found in a river at Thapli village in Morni here on Saturday morning.

Baby drowns in bucket

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: An 11-month-old baby reportedly drowned at his residence in Sector 41 here on Saturday.

VC objects to choice of words, adjourns Syndicate meet

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover adjourned the Syndicate meeting on Saturday after a syndic used “sh*t” word during the discussion on the PU affidavit in the High Court on governance reforms.

VC for ‘serious’ reform in PU governance

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Arun Kumar Grover has called for “serious reform” in the governing structure of the university.

413 conferred degrees at Ropar college

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

ROPAR: In all, 413 students were conferred with degrees at the annual convocation of Government College here on Saturday.

Syndics for withdrawing affidavit, VC clarifies

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: After VC Arun Kumar Grover adjourned the Syndicate meeting on Saturday, all 13 syndics, who were present at the meeting, went into a huddle at the PU Guest House and drafted a letter to the VC.

IIMC’s alumni meet today

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The IIMC’s Alumni Association (IIMCAA) is all set to organise its Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir chapter annual meet ‘Connections’ in Chandigarh on Sunday.

30 schools take part in World Scholar’s Cup

30 schools take part in World Scholar’s Cup

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI: The two-day World Scholar’s Cup 2018, hosted by Learning Paths School, Mohali, started here on Saturday.

Music in the air at Strawberry Fields

Music in the air at Strawberry Fields

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Music and melody reverberated around Strawberry Fields High School here on Saturday as the wind quartet team from the Symphony Orchestra of India performed on the school premises.

City police claim to solve six cases with arrest of four

City police claim to solve six cases with arrest of four

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police arrested a gang of four persons who were allegedly involved in robbery, snatching, vehicle lifting and drug peddling cases.

Punjab ministers’ swearing-in causes traffic snarl-ups on Vigyan Path

Punjab ministers’ swearing-in causes traffic snarl-ups on Vigyan Path

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: As the newly appointed ministers of the Punjab Government were being sworn in at the Punjab Raj Bhawan at Sector 6, here, the public were being harassed near the spot due to traffic snarls.

Soon, DANIPS cadre DSPs may have to serve outside city too

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh cadre Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) are all set for a merger with DANIPS cadre DSPs as the MHA is ready with a policy for the same.

Regional meet on environmental issues at university today

Regional meet on environmental issues at university today

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A regional conference on environment will be held at Panjab University here on Sunday.

CONSUMER FORUM

City manufacturer told to pay Rs 2.75 lakh to hospital for selling defective machine

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A city-based manufacturer has been directed to pay Rs 2.75 lakh to a Jalandhar-based hospital for selling a defective machine.

Man gets six-year jail for possessing ganja

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 38 resident was sentenced to six-year imprisonment in a two-year-old case wherein he was arrested with two kg of ganja.

Vacant land turns haven for miscreants in Sec 50

Vacant land turns haven for miscreants in Sec 50

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: With no development plan in sight, the land worth crores in Sector 50 has again become the target of encroachers.

Panckula MC zeroes in on 24 vending sites

Panckula MC zeroes in on 24 vending sites

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PANCHKULA: While the Panchkula Municipal Corporation is finalising the street vending policy, the civic body has identified 24 places in Panchkula for street vending.

Villagers irked over loopholes in pipeline-laying work at Kumbhra

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI: While the drinking water pipeline of village Kumbhra is being changed by the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC), the residents of the village are upset over the carelessness in the ongoing work there.

Residents burn effigy of Mohali administration

Residents burn effigy of Mohali administration

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI: Residents of village Kumbhra burnt effigies of Mohali administration, Mayor and their two MC councilors under protest at the village on Saturday morning.

Ropar Bar Assn chief serves liquor on court premises, DC orders probe

Ropar Bar Assn chief serves liquor on court premises, DC orders probe

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

ROPAR: The newly-elected Rupnagar Bar Association president, Aminderpreet Singh Bawa, has landed into a controversy after his pictures showing serving of liquor with supporters has gone viral at the court complex.

Lease deed: Finance Secy gets veto power

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Finance Secretary will have the power to veto decisions of the managing committee of the Chandigarh Club in relation to all matters regarding the use of its premises and other related issues.

Obeying mother’s parting words, 7-year-old did not inform anyone about suicide

Obeying mother’s parting words, 7-year-old did not inform anyone about suicide

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI: “Before dying, she told me to take care and not to inform anyone.

Murder: SIT visits resort at Nayagaon

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI:In the murder case of CTU) staffer Abhishek Guleria, whose body was recovered from along the Pinjore-Baddi road on March 25, a special investigation team (SIT) on Saturday visited Forest Hill Resort in Nayagaon.

Police urge Engg Dept to instal iron grills on road dividers

Police urge Engg Dept to instal iron grills on road dividers

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: With increasing deaths in road mishaps, the Chandigarh Traffic Police haVE asked the UT Engineering Department to instal iron grills on road dividers.

Tepid response to conversion policy

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The conversion policy announced by the Chandigarh Administration has failed to serve its purpose as few people have shown interest in getting their residential properties converted from leasehold to freehold due to high conversion fee.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Probe illegal construction

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

The collapse of an under-construction building in Zirkpur should be an eye-opener for the administration. Most buildings in commercial as well as residential areas are being raised illegally by builders without adhering to the norms.

Kheri Gurna college bids adieu to students

Kheri Gurna college bids adieu to students

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

BANUR: GGDSD College, Kheri Gurna, Banur, organised a farewell party, “Shubh Aashirwad Divas”, on the college premises on Saturday.

PO arrested in Mohali

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

Mohali: The Mohali police arrested a proclaimed offender (PO), who had been absconding in a kidnapping and vehicle theft case of 2014, on Saturday.

CRIME BRIEFS

Theft at doc’s residence

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 21 resident reported a theft at his residence which mainly included gold jewellery.

Mandi Board chairman assures farmers of reliefCROP LOSS IN FIRE

Mandi Board chairman assures farmers of relief

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PATIALA:Assuring all support to farmers whose crop was gutted in Patiala on Friday, Punjab Mandi Board Chairman Lal Singh on Saturday met the farmers and assured compensation to them.

AAP MP: Govt silently shifting debt burden on to people

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PATIALA:Member of Parliament from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi on Saturday decried the alleged efforts of the state government to silently shift the burden of debt onto the people of Punjab.

3 months on, police clueless on abduction of baby from hospital

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PATIALA:Over three months after an unknown woman stole a newborn from Mata Kaushalya Hospital, the police are still groping in the dark.

Aggressive Rahul likes to ‘keep it simple’

Aggressive Rahul likes to ‘keep it simple’

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

KOLKATA:He smashed the fastest fifty in the Indian Premier League in the Kings XI Punjab’s opening game against Delhi Daredevils, and when on Saturday he blasted a 27-ball 60 to help his side beat the hosts Kolkata Knight Riders at the famous Eden Garden, KL Rahul took many by surprise, including his own self.

Karthik questions DLS, backs VJD method

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

KOLKATA:Having lost a rain-truncated game to Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik on Saturday wished the current Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) rain-rule method was replaced by Jaydevan (VJD) method.

Leg-spinners have stolen thunder in IPL: Kapil Dev

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MUMBAI:Wrist spinners have become the toast of the Indian Premier League (IPL) so much so that a successful off-spinner like Ravichandran Ashwin, too, has been keen on bowling leg breaks, feels cricket legend Kapil Dev.

Yuvraj, Rishabh have it easy on Day 1

Yuvraj, Rishabh have it easy on Day 1

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Yuvraj Singh blanked Aryan Jolly 9-0 in the second round of the boys' U-14 qualifiers at the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament here on Saturday.

Maha-Odisha paddlers beat Bihar-Mizo combine 3-0

Maha-Odisha paddlers beat Bihar-Mizo combine 3-0

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Maharashtra-Odisha combine registered a 3-0 win over the Bihar-Mizoram team on the second day of the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Table Tennis Tournament at the Sector 23 TT Hall here on Saturday.

Learnt my lesson from rifle malfunction at CWG: Anjum Moudgil

Learnt my lesson from rifle malfunction at CWG: Anjum Moudgil

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

NEW DELHI:Satisfied with the silver-medal effort in women’s 50m rifle 3 positions in her maiden Commonwealth Games (CWG), rising shooter Anjum Moudgil said she had learnt a lesson from the setback in the 50m rifle prone event where she was let down by malfunctioning equipment.

Harjinder elected CAA president

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Harjinder Singh Gill was on Saturday unanimously elected as the president of the Chandigarh Athletics Association (CAA).

Man held for uploading threats on FB after singer Verma was shot at

Man held for uploading threats on FB after singer Verma was shot at

21 Apr 2018 | 5:14 PM

MOHALI: In the case of Punjabi singer Parmish Verma being shot at, the Mohali police on Saturday arrested a man who had uploaded threats on a Facebook page.

Schoolgirl injured

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: A LKG student of CL DAV School, Sector 7, suffered injury in her finger while playing on Friday.

Investiture at Sacred HeartSCHOOL NOTES

Investiture at Sacred Heart

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: The Sacred Heart School cabinet was sworn in at the investiture held in the school on Friday. The school flag was handed over to the new cabinet.

SPORTS BRIEF

Tennis c’ship from today

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association will organise the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament from Saturday.

Himachal girls win hockey opener

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Himachal started off their campaign with a 4-2 win over hosts Hockey Madhya Pradesh in the 8th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship (B Division) at Bhopal on Friday.

Honey claims top spot, Harendra finishes 4th

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:City golfer Harendra Gupta jumped seven places in the last round to finish fourth even as Delhi’s Honey Baisoya made it two wins in two weeks with an emphatic four-shot triumph at the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship in Noida on Friday.

Commission agents protest non-lifting of wheat by FCI from grain marketsPROCUREMENT WOES

Commission agents protest non-lifting of wheat by FCI from grain markets

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Arthiyas (commission agents) of the New Grain Market held a protest against the Food Corporation of India (FCI) on Friday for not procuring and stalling lifting of wheat during the on-going procurement season.

Students protest against rape in Kathua, UnnaoUNITED WE STAND

Students protest against rape in Kathua, Unnao

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Patiala: Students, teachers and employees of the Punjabi University on Friday protested against Kathua and Unnao rape cases. Students formed a human chain around the arts and science blocks on varsity campus.

Accused caught for two murders confess to third one

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Two days after the arrest of a trio in Nabha for their involvement in two murder cases, the crime investigating agency, Nabha, has solved another murder, committed by two of the accused.

Parking ‘mafia’ fleecing visitors

Parking ‘mafia’ fleecing visitors

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Enter Rajindra Hospital in Patiala and you are bound to pay the parking fee to the private contractor even though you have come just to pick or a patient.

Man gets seven-yr jail in road mishap death case

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: A local court awarded seven-year imprisonment to a man in a road mishap case.

Father, son booked for misbehaving with SHO

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Mohali: A father-son duo was booked for allegedly misbehaving with the Balongi Station House Officer (SHO) and attempting to tear down his police uniform near the PCA stadium entrance on Thursday night.

GST BILLING SCAM

Firms buying fake bills under probe ambit

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Expanding the scope of investigation in the GST fake billing scam, the Excise and Taxation Department has now brought companies who were buying fake bills into the ambit of its investigation.

MC, firm officials to meet on April 24 to end stalemate

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: To fulfill smart parking directives, officials of the Municipal Corporation and parking firm Arya Toll Infra Ltd are going to hold a meeting on Tuesday.

‘Khat Lai Shukriya’ depicts importance of communication through letters

‘Khat Lai Shukriya’ depicts importance of communication through letters

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Arts Council and North Zone Cultural Center Patiala, both engaged in promotion of musical and theatrical arts teamed up with the Roopak Kala and Welfare society for staging a play called ‘Khat Lai Shukriya’ at the Randhawa auditorium here on Friday .

FLYOVER PROJECT

Kharar MLA moots coordination panel

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

KHARAR: Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu has demanded that a coordination committee be set up to supervise the ongoing Flyover Project on the National Highway passing through the township.

P’kula Commissioner, MLAs visit Hyderabad for study tour

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

PANCHKULA: A 10-member Panchkula Municipal Corporation panel, including MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal, Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta and four representatives of RWAs of trans-Ghaggar sectors, on Friday went to Hyderabad for a study tour in connection with solid waste management.

A first: e-water bills introduced in Mohali

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a first, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) on Friday introduced e-bills for its water consumers in Mohali.

AFMS trophy awarded to Western Command Hospital

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Raksha Mantri’s Trophy and Citation for the best service hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2017 has been awarded to the Command Hospital (Western Command), Chandimandir.

Residents flay MC sealing drive

Residents flay MC sealing drive

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The sealing drive of the Zirakpur Municipal Council on directions of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been flayed by residents of Peer Muchalla.

Clash: Daria village sarpanch booked

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH : The Chandigarh Police on Friday booked Gurpreet Singh, alias happy, sarpanch of Daria village, for a clash at the city railway station on May 15, 2017.

One held for cheating

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: The Kharar City police on Friday arrested a Chandigarh resident, GurpreetSingh Chada, on charges of cheating and forgery.

With summer, water woes return

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the advent of summer, city residents have started facing a shortage of water despite the fact that the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has been claiming of providing round-the-clock water supply this season.

Fire at Industrial Area in Mohali

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: A fire broke out on Friday afternoon inside the complex of a 66 kV power sub-station at the Phase VII Industrial Area.

Three injured in road mishap

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: Three persons were seriously injured after their motorcycle was hit by a car near Darari village on the Landran-Banur road on Friday morning.

Two get jail for sexually assaulting, robbing girl

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court sentenced two persons to two-year jail in a case of sexually assaulting a girl on Friday.

Chaos rules city railway station

Chaos rules city railway station

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chaos was witnessed at the Chandigarh railway station as anxious passengers were seen jostling against each other to buy tickets.

Storm claims woman’s life

Storm claims woman’s life

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Panchkula: Strong winds claimed a life in Panchkula. A woman labourer, Shanti Devi (40), died in Sector 3 after a wall at the under-construction police headquarters fell on her.

Strong winds, rain lash tricity

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Strong wind coupled with rain lashed the tricity on Friday.

Youth killed in road accident

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MORINDA: A 25-year-old youth was killed in a road accident, here, on Friday.

Rana is new ADC, Ramesh Popli DPR

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major reshuffle, the Administration has redistributed the departments of nine IAS/PCS/HCS officers of Chandigarh.

Digitisation brings media on one platform: Expert

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: “The content of any medium is always another medium. Digitisation has brought all media on one platform of internet,” said Prof Archana R Singh, Chairperson of School of Communication Studies (SCS), Panjab University (PU).

450 given degrees at SGGS College

450 given degrees at SGGS College

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 42nd Annual Convocation of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, was held on Friday where 450 degrees were conferred in various postgraduate and graduate streams of humanities, science and commerce.

Age limit for GMCH-32 Director-Principal raised

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief for the senior most faculty of the Government Medical College and Hospital GMCH-32 the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has increased the age limit for the post of the Director Principal of the GMCH from 56 to 58 years.

Expert shares double beta decay concept

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Physics, Panjab University (PU), organised ‘IPA- Prof PA Pandya Endowment Lecture’ on Friday, at Prof BM Anand Auditorium of Department of Physics.

Int’l fashion symposium ends, designers share their views

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD), PU, hosted the first of its kind international fashion symposium, a mega event on Exposure: Fashion-Technology- Business.

Now, paramilitary staff can opt for defence studies

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Regulations Committee of Panjab University (PU) on Friday approved for the admission of paramilitary personnel with five years of regular service in defence and strategic studies.

Youth found hanging from tree; kin cry foul

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A daily wage earner was found hanging from a tree in the Sector 38 forest area on Friday.

Decorated SI among 2 held guilty of graft

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A recipient of the President’s Medal, UT Sub-Inspector Sanjiv Kumar (at present posted at the Police Lines), has been held guilty in a 10-year-old graft case, along with another person, Subhash Kataria, a representative of traders.

Mother’s body hanging, child in room for 3 days

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: A woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan in front of her seven-year-old son in Phase VII, Mohali.

RS 6.25 LAKH LOOT FROM GOPAL SWEETS OWNER

Ex-guard planned robbery, 3 held

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A former security guard of Gopal Sweets has been arrested by the police along with two accomplices for allegedly robbing the owner, Sharanjit Singh, on Tuesday night.

Mohali MLA Sidhu makes Cabinet cut

Mohali MLA Sidhu makes Cabinet cut

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: In the first Cabinet expansion of the Congress government since it came to power in the state, Mohali MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu is among nine legislators who will be sworn in as a minister on Saturday.

Hit by Fortuner, woman dies

Hit by Fortuner, woman dies

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 55-year-old woman, Seeta Devi, was killed while her 15-year-old granddaughter, Saloni, was critically injured after being hit by a Fortuner in Sector 37 on Friday afternoon.

Chandigarh hit by dust-storm

20 Apr 2018 | 3:21 PM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh and its surrounding areas in Punjab and Haryana were hit by a high-velocity dust storm on Friday. The storm, with wind speed exceeding 40 kmph, hit the city and its surrounding areas, including Mohali and Panchkula.

Light rainfall, wind hit wheat procurement

Light rainfall, wind hit wheat procurement

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: The procurement process at the Patiala grain market was hit again by a light rainfall coupled with winds in many parts of the city on Thursday evening, thereby dashing the hopes of farmers.

Parking firm pays dues in protest

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: It seems that the increased parking charges are here to stay as the parking firm on Thursday submitted a pending quarterly license fee of Rs 2.69 crore to the Municipal Corporation as a protest.

Shamim leads, Karandeep slips to 8th spot

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Kings XI Punjab’s owner Preity Zinta and Chris Gayle click a selfie after their team’s win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL tie at IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali on Thursday.

ML MARKAN TROPHY

Rupnagar get three points from draw

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Rupnagar earned three points from their draw against Chandigarh in the Punjab inter-district cricket championship for ML Markan Trophy at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, on Thursday.

Gayle rains sixes, regales fans in Kings’ last match at PCA

Gayle rains sixes, regales fans in Kings’ last match at PCA

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Following the directions of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, teams of the Zirakpur Municipal Council on Thursday night began sealing buildings at Imperial Garden in Peer Muchalla.

BRIFFLY

Award for authors

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Chandigarh: The literary works of eight authors from the city have been selected by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi (CSA) for the annual Best Book Award.

PPCB to introduce eco-friendly carry bags

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: After being introduced in Amritsar, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) will introduce compostable carry bags in major cities such as Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala by June 5, 2018, to commemorate World Environment Day.

Punjab BJP chief felicitated

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Legal affairs, BJP, Punjab, felicitated Shwait Malik, Rajya Sabha MP, on his elevation as the BJP president, Punjab, at Law Bhawan, Sector 37, here, on Thursday.

2 special trains between Kalka and Shimla

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the wake of increasing rush of passengers, the Northern Railways has announced two special trains between Kalka and Shimla.

Work under way on Sector 51 CHB flats

Work under way on Sector 51 CHB flats

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two years after the launch, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has started the construction work of flats under the Sector 51 housing scheme.

Hospital needs more on cleanliness front

Hospital needs more on cleanliness front

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the Postgraduate Medical Institute Education and Research (PGIMER) won the Kayakalp Award and secured second slot among the government hospitals in the country for maintaining cleanliness, the very own backyard of the premier medical institute is reeking due to huge pile of biomedical waste.

PGI adds another feather to its cap

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has been ranked second for cleanliness in category A of Central Government institutions.

Plans afoot to reduce pollution in Mandi Gobindgarh: DC

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The most polluted industrial town of Punjab, Mandi Gobindgarh, will be made clean.

Processing of waste: Mohali MC tender draws blank

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: In a blow to a stop-gap plan of the local Municipal Corporation (MC), no private agency has come forward to process waste generated in the town.

Road mishap claims 2 lives in Morinda

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MORINDA: Two persons were killed while two others sustained injuries in a road accident here late on Wednesday evening.

Elderly held on rape charge

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 62-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman on the pretext of providing her job.

Two held guilty of sexually assaulting, robbing girl

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court held two persons guilty of sexually assaulting and robbing a girl on Thursday.

2 suicide incidents reported from city

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two suicide incidents were reported from the city on Thursday.

Nigerian couple caught with heroin, cocaine, drug money

Nigerian couple caught with heroin, cocaine, drug money

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: The Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, on Wednesday arrested two Nigerian nationals, including a woman, with 50 grams of heroin, 50-gram cocaine and Rs 40,000 drug money.

Narco test on lawyer husband not done as P’kula cops goof up

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police on Thursday failed to get brain mapping and lie detector test conducted on Manmohan Kumar, a local advocate accused of killing his wife Rajni Bala three months ago, as they had not informed his counsel in advance.

High Court notice to UT Admn, others

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Justice Rajan Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued a notice of motion to the Chandigarh Administration and other respondents on a petition seeking transfer of investigation in a cheating case against an immigration firm to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

P’KULA VIOLENCE

Framing of charges deferred to May 15

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: A local court on Thursday deferred to May 15 the framing of charges against Honeypreet and others in a case pertaining to violence by followers of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda here.

HC stays appointment of Pbi varsity clerks

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday stayed the appointment of clerks in Punjabi University, Patiala.

Drive stopped as gaushalas packed to their capacity

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: While gaushalas and cow shelters in the district are packed to their capacity, the Panchkula MC has stopped catching stray cattle for the past three months.

Kin of mishap victims await justice

Kin of mishap victims await justice

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Those families which lose their bread earners due to the stray cattle menace in Chandigarh have got no adequate relief or compensation from the authorities concerned.

NGO meets leprosy patients

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: Tejinder Kaur, president of NGO Leprosy Elimination Society, Mohali, visited Guru Nanak Kusht Ashram, Rupnagar.

Expert talks about nurturing city’s heritage

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the wake of World Heritage Day, the University School of Open Learning (USOL), Panjab University (PU), organised a talk on ‘Nurturing the heritage of modernity’ on Thursday.

1,000 evacuated in 4 minutesFIRE MOCK DRILL

1,000 evacuated in 4 minutes

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: To check preparedness and create awareness among library readers during the ongoing Fire Safety Week, a fire mock drill was conducted at AC Joshi Library in Panjab University here on Thursday.

COLLEGE NOTES

Motivational workshop

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Chandigarh: The Alumni Association of the PGGC-11, in collaboration with NSS and NCC units, organised a career guidance and motivational workshop on ‘Career options in the Armed Forces’ on Thursday.

SCHOOL NOTES

Tribune Model School

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Chandigarh: The Art Department of Tribune Model School, Sector 29, held a special assembly on the Indian folk art.

Havan, bhajan contest mark DAV founder’s day

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: To commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Hansraj, the founder of DAV Public School, Patiala, who worked tirelessly for the social uplift, the school, organised a special vedic havan.

PGI Director awarded at conference in USA

PGI Director awarded at conference in USA

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Jagat Ram, Director of the PGIMER, has brought laurels to the country by winning the ‘Best Video Award’ at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference held recently at Washington DC, USA.

UIET signs MoU for extensor glove; 37 prototypes exhibited

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The University Institute of Engineering Technology (UIET), Panjab University (PU), hosted an exhibition of 37 medical instruments prototypes which have been developed by its Design Innovation Centre (DIC) and signed a MoU with CMD Tynore Orthotics Private Ltd for one of the prototypes named extensor glove.

Scholar’s cup from tomorrow

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: The third edition of the Annual World Scholar’s Cup 2018 will be hosted in the city by Learning Paths School, Mohali, from April 21.

GOVT RAJINDRA HOSPITAL

MBBS interns seek hike in stipend

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: Despite working for long hours, the disgruntled MBBS interns of Government Rajindra Hospital on Thursday demanded their stipend to be on the lines of — equal work equal pay.

Talent on display at PU’s fashion department

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD), hosted Shears and Ruban, the annual design display event of the department in which the final year students showcase their artistic products, outfits and research projects.

Retirement age of specially abled PU staff may increase

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) is all set to enhance the retirement age of physically challenged teachers and the non-teaching staff by two years.

Minor raped, 6 weeks pregnant; neighbour held

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: Another incident of a minor’s rape was reported from Pinjore in Panchkula district on Thursday.

DA of UT staff hiked by 3%

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration on Thursday increased the dearness allowance (DA) of the UT employees/pensioners by 3 per cent.

Police book owner, manager of two hotels

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have booked the owner and manager of two hotels in Daria for allowing the five accused in the temple theft cases to stay on one ID proof.

RS 6.25 LAKH LOOT FROM GOPAL SWEETS OWNER

Case cracked, 1 held from Kaimbwala

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two days after the owner of Gopal Sweets, Sharanjeet Singh, reported the second loot from him within 15 months, the police have cracked the case.

Modified silencers to cost you dear

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday made it clear that repeat offenders riding away from traffic rules on bikes with modified silencers were required to be burdened with a minimum fine of Rs 1,000.

Forum asks IDBI Bank to pay Rs 8.50 lakh to 66-yr-old woman

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Providing relief to a 66-year-old woman, who waited for 25 years for a policy in her son’s name to mature, the district consumer forum has penalised a bank for refusing to pay the complete maturity amount.

HC suspends Babla’s sentenceSHED ALLOTMENT CASE

HC suspends Babla’s sentence

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Holding that the case against senior Congress leader Devinder Singh Babla apparently required “deeper consideration”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court not only admitted his plea against conviction, but also suspended the sentence awarded to him by a lower court in the shed allotment case.

DC’s safety concern: Form panel to check Zirakpur buildings

DC’s safety concern: Form panel to check Zirakpur buildings

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali Administration has recommended constitution of a high-level committee to check construction of high-rise buildings in the Zirakpur area.

Panel to look into building collapse

Panel to look into building collapse

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Terming the tragedy “most unfortunate”, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday constituted a special four-member committee to probe all aspects to ascertain the reasons and circumstances behind the collapse of the four-storeyed under-construction building at Imperial Garden in Peer Muchalla, Zirakpur, on April 12.

Owners booked in Zirakpur building collapse

Owners booked in Zirakpur building collapse

19 Apr 2018 | 9:22 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has lodged a complaint against the owners of a three-story under-construction building which collapsed in Zirakpur last week.

Police scrutinise CCTV footage to look for cluesRS 6.25 LAKH LOOT FROM GOPAL SWEETS OWNER

Police scrutinise CCTV footage to look for clues

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after the owner of Gopal Sweets, Sharanjeet Singh, was allegedly robbed of Rs 6.25 lakh by three unknown youths, the police are trying to find clues from the CCTV footage.

Stir against Unnao, Kathua rapes

Stir against Unnao, Kathua rapes

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:Students of the Government College for Girls in the city held a protest against the Union Government in solidarity with rape victims of Unnao and Kathua.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Students approach High Court against professor

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:Two students of Punjabi University, Patiala, allegedly sexually harassed by a professor, have approached the High Court.

With arrest of three, police claim murder cases cracked

With arrest of three, police claim murder cases cracked

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of the Nabha police claimed to have solved two blind murder cases with the arrest of three persons.

Students stage protest at Pbi varsity

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:Miffed at the non-acceptance of their demands, a number of students, including research scholars, held a protest at Punjabi University, Patiala.

Property tax: Civic body asks firm to speed up survey of units

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:The Municipal Corporation (MC), Patiala, on Wednesday directed the private company, carrying out a survey to prepare a database of property tax units, to complete the work as soon as possible.

Punjab, Hry cops discuss cooperation

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:An inter-state coordination meeting was held among officials of the Punjab and Haryana Police at the Police Lines here on Wednesday.

Use of calcium carbide rampant to ripen fruits

Use of calcium carbide rampant to ripen fruits

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:Though the use of harmful chemical calcium carbide for ripening fruits is banned, the practice continues unhindered at the wholesale fruit markets of the district and there is hardly any monitoring by the authorities to check this.

Karandeep in lead on Day 2

Karandeep in lead on Day 2

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar and Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow shared the halfway lead at the inaugural Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship in Noida on Wednesday.

Chandigarh  stare at defeat

Chandigarh stare at defeat

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh trailed visitors Rupnagar by 186 runs with just three wickets in hand at the close of the second day’s play in their U-16 ML Markan Trophy match at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here on Wednesday, even as Arshnoor Singh Pannu hit a 141-ball ton to keep the team in the hunt.

Bowling in death overs a concern: Axar

Bowling in death overs a concern: Axar

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

MOHALI:With Ravichandran Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab looking to end the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s winning streak at IS Bindra PCA Stadium here on Thursday, left-arm spinner Axar Patel said the bowling at death remained a cause of “concern” for the hosts.

Kings out to stop rising Hyderabad

Kings out to stop rising Hyderabad

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

MOHALI:Buoyed by their victory over Chennai Super Kings, hosts Kings XI Punjab would like to stop Sunrisers Hyderabad’s winning juggernaut when the two sides meet here on Thursday.

AC auditorium at Rayat Bahra

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

MOHALI: A multi-specialty hospital, state-of-the-art fully air-conditioned auditorium and a sports complex are some of the projects coming up on the Rayat Bahra University campus, said Dr Daljit Singh, who has recently taken over as the Vice-Chancellor of the university.

Rs 1 lakh stolen from shop

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 27 resident, Krishan Dev Ved, has reported that someone stole Rs 1 lakh along with an ATM card from his shop in Mani Majra on the night intervening Monday and Tuesday.

No check on stray cattleHAVE YOUR SAY

No check on stray cattle

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

This refers to the news report, “Stray cattle claim biker’s life in Mohali” (Chandigarh Tribune, April 18). Stray cattle menace in and around Chandigarh is a nuisance. The authorities concerned have failed to check the menace.

To let or not to let— years on, dilemma still weighs on owner’s mind

To let or not to let— years on, dilemma still weighs on owner’s mind

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

Rent control acts sound good on paper but have no meaning for the common man.

Sculpting poetry, but with a message, in stone

Sculpting poetry, but with a message, in stone

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

Chandigarh, fabled for its architectural marvels, wide-open boulevards lined with ornamental trees, emerald-green gardens and meticulously maintained parks, sprawled over miles, has earned an endearing soubriquet of the City Beautiful.

Security for Lord’s abode? IndeedBROAD STROKES

Security for Lord’s abode? Indeed

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

The police have claimed to crack a series of temple theft cases that took place in the tricity.

MahilaBol to the aid of working women

MahilaBol to the aid of working women

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

Taking a cue from the “Me Too”, a movement against sexual harassment and assault, which went viral after it was launched in October 2017 as a hashtag used on the social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially at the workplace, a group of women from Chandigarh and other parts of the country has launched a national campaign called, “MahilaBol”, an online survey on sexual harassment of women at workplaces in the country.

Kharar MLA visits grain market

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

KHARAR: Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu on Wednesday made a surprise visit to the grain market here and reviewed the ongoing purchase of wheat.

Ex-sarpanch surrenders before courtJHEURHERI LAND SCAM

Ex-sarpanch surrenders before court

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

MOHALI: Almost two months after the registration of a case of Rs 8 crore embezzlement of funds pertaining to acquisition of Jheurheri village shamlat land for the International Airport in Mohali, then village sarpanch Gurpal Singh surrendered before the CJM court here on Wednesday afternoon.

Residents up in arms as taps run dry

Residents up in arms as taps run dry

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

DERA BASSI: Residents of Sadhu Nagar in Dera Bassi are at the receiving end as they have been struggling to get water for basic household chores and even for drinking.

BUILDING COLLAPSE

Probe under way, inquiry report by next week

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Following the directions of Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, the local SDM had already started magisterial inquiry into the reasons behind the collapse of the under-construction four-storeyed building at Imperial Garden in Peer Muchalla here on April 12 and will submit its report by next week.

Power cuts throw life out of gear in Zirakpur

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

ZIRAKPUR: With the onset of summer, intermittent power outages across the Zirakpur town have left residents fuming.

CM Khattar protecting accused, says SurjewalaCASH-FOR-JOB SCAM

CM Khattar protecting accused, says Surjewala

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress leader and media in-charge of the Indian National Congress Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday alleged that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was protecting the accused in ‘cash-for-job scam’ even as the Haryana Government retaliated by fielding Minister of State for Labour and Employment Nayab Singh Saini who accused the former of playing “cheap politics”.

CTU STAFFER’S MURDER

Court dismisses Sandhu’s bail plea

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

MOHALI: In the murder case of CTU employee Abhishek Guleria, a Mohali court on Wednesday dismissed the anticipatory bail application of Lt Col BS Sandhu (retd), owner of WWICS and Forest Hill Resort, here.

Cheating case registered against seven persons

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Acting on the complaint of Suresh Chand of Mubarikpur village, Dera Bassi, the police have registered a case against seven persons under Sections 420, 406 and 120-B of the IPC at the Zirakpur police station.

Three booked on assault charge

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The police have booked three persons under Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 120-B of the IPC on the complaint of Satwinder Singh, a resident of Zirakpur.

Series of MC events mark ‘Swachh bharat parv’

Series of MC events mark ‘Swachh bharat parv’

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

The Municipal Corporation organised several events to mark the ‘Swachh Bharat Parv’ in the city on Wednesday.

PENDING LICENCE FEE FOR PARKING LOTS

MC gives firm time till tomorrow

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation (MC) on Wednesday served a show-case notice on Arya Toll Infra Ltd, the firm managing paid parking lots in the city, to clear its pending licence fee of around Rs 2.

PGI entrance paper leak: 4 accused declared PO

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has declared four persons proclaimed offenders in a hi-tech cheating and paper leak scam pertaining to the PGIMER MD/MS entrance exam in 2012.

Vendors’ fate hangs in balance

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The draw of lots for allotting space to vendors has been postponed for an indefinite period as the UT Administration and the Municipal Corporation (MC) are yet to decide on the proposed 6’X5’ space to be provided to each vendor.

College, PU students to help patients at PGI

College, PU students to help patients at PGI

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: From Thursday onwards, don’t be surprised if you see college students offering help to poor and hapless patients visiting the PGI here.

Simian menace: Deceased’s kin find compensation inadequate

Simian menace: Deceased’s kin find compensation inadequate

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Kin of a 17-year-old boy, who was killed due to the simian menace in the city, are not satisfied with the compensation of Rs 13 lakh awarded by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

SECTOR 29 GANG RAPE

Scarred for life, says Wasim Malik

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Kept in custody by the police for 16 months before he got bail, Wasim Malik says he has been scarred for life.

Artistes light up Jhankar fest

Artistes light up Jhankar fest

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The third day of the ongoing CSNA ‘Jhankar’ festival belonged to the gifted young artistes of the city, including classical vocalist Dr Monika Soni and flautist Parkash Nepali, who with their magical performances enthralled the audience at Tagore Theatre here on Wednesday.

DSP office staffer booked for illegally obtaining call details

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

KHARAR: The police have registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Information Technology Act against unknown staffer at the office of DSP in Kharar, who had obtained call details of a mobile number in connection with a case registered here in 2014.

PEC’s open house comes to a close

PEC’s open house comes to a close

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Open house 2018, an event dedicated to showcase technical projects of college students, concluded on Wednesday at Punjab Engineering College (PEC) here.

PUTA hits out at varsity

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Following the PU’s stand against Senators before the high court, the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) on Wednesday hit back at the authorities for following a pick-and-choose policy and ignoring seniority while making new appointments.

Work extensively on Master Tara Singh, scholars told

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The department of history of the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, organised a one-day national seminar on Master Tara Singh in ‘Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism and Politics of Sikh Identity’, on Wednesday.

Photo exhibition showcases connection between City Beautiful, French agency

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: ‘A World in Common’, a photo exhibition celebrating 10 years of partnership between India and French Development Agency (AFD), started on Wednesday at Art Gallery, Alliance Française de Chandigarh.

French envoy, UT officials discuss Smart City project

French envoy, UT officials discuss Smart City project

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler and others on Wednesday held a meeting with officials of the Chandigarh Administration to discuss the progress under the Smart City mission.

13-year-old’s rape case transferred to Unnao

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The rape of a city-based girl, which came to light after she was found pregnant, has been transferred to Unnao.

It wasn’t a stray animal, claims MC CommissionerDEATH IN MISHAP

It wasn’t a stray animal, claims MC Commissioner

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

MOHALI: The cattle which caused the death of Sector 52 resident Rajinder and left his wife Suman Devi injured in an accident at the Chawla light point in Phase 7 here on Tuesday, was not a stray animal, but privately owned, said Mohali MC Commissioner Sandeep Hans while talking to Chandigarh Tribune here on Wednesday.

Woman loses Rs 20,000 to snatchers

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 45 resident is the latest victim of motorcycle-borne snatchers in the city.

Traders meet SSP, want security tightened

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A delegation of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, along with the owner of Gopal Sweets, the victim of a robbery incident, raised security concerns with SSP Nilambari Jagadale Vijay during a meeting.

Gangster Nehra booked for Rs 3-cr extortion call to chemist

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the case pertaining to an extortion call to a city-based medical store owner, the FIR has named gangster Sampat Nehra.

VP intervenes, seeks PU VC’s commentsAUCTION OF HERITAGE FURNITURE ABROAD

VP intervenes, seeks PU VC’s comments

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

NEW DELHI: The office of Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday intervened in the issue of rampant auctioning of heritage furniture designed by Le Corbusier for Panjab University, asking the PU Vice-Chancellor to furnish his comments on the matter at the earliest.

5 temple theft cases cracked, 3 held

5 temple theft cases cracked, 3 held

19 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police claim to have solved five temple theft cases in the city and Panchkula that took place this year with the arrest of three persons. Rehsam Singh, alias Rinku (24), of Uttarakhand, and Harjeet Singh, alias Jeet (30), and Manbeer Singh, alias Dimple (28), both from Meerut in UP, were arrested from Delhi with the help of the Delhi Police.

France to help make city leader in livability, innovation: Envoy

France to help make city leader in livability, innovation: Envoy

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

The French connection of the City Beautiful continues. From being designed by Le Corbusier to meeting the challenges of the Smart City Mission, Chandigarh is relying on technical support from France to emerge as a leader in livability, sustainability, equality and innovation.

Rly engineer gets 2-yr jail for graft

18 Apr 2018 | 2:32 AM

PANCHKULA: The special CBI court here on Tuesday awarded two-year imprisonment to a section engineer working with Northern Railways at Ambala Cantt.

Cong women protest rapes, slam BJP govt

Cong women protest rapes, slam BJP govt

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The local women wing of the Congress protested against increasing rape incidents in the country at the Sector 17 Plaza here on Tuesday.

BRIEFLY

Theft at house in Mauli Jagran

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Thieves struck at a house in Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, on the night intervening April 15 and 16. According to the police, the complainant, Vikram, reported that unknown person stole 15-gram gold, silver anklets, a mobile phone, two gas cylinders and a purse containing Rs 3,000 from his house.

HAVE YOUR SAY

HAVE YOUR SAY

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

Is a civic issue bothering you? Are you agitated over the lack of concern? Is there something heartening that you feel needs to be highlighted? Or a picture which in your opinion ought to be seen by many, and not just you?

Man awarded two-year jail in dowry case

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court awarded two years of imprisonment to a resident of Sector 22 here in a dowry case on Tuesday. Ankush Gupta was convicted under Sections 323, 506 and 498 A of the IPC.

Passengers stage protest

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nearly 100 passengers were left stranded and staged a protest against the railway authorities after they failed to board the Amritsar-Saharsa Jansadharan Weekly Express.

Gursewak claims top spotSPORTS BRIEFLY

Gursewak claims top spot

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Gursewak won the first prize in the Pin Strike Open Bowling Tournament held here on Tuesday. Ankush followed in the second place whereas Vipul bagged the third position. The winners were later awarded with mementos.

Goyal Bhatheja boys beat Airtel by 7 wkts

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Goyal Bhatheja and Co beat Airtel by seven wickets in the third Dhruv Sharma Memorial Tournament organised by Goyal Bhatheja and Co on Tuesday.

Milkha hails India’s show in Gold Coast

Milkha hails India’s show in Gold Coast

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sprint legend Milkha Singh on Tuesday congratulated the country’s athletes for putting up a “superb show” in the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia.

Positive mindset key to success: Siddarth

Positive mindset key to success: Siddarth

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Having claimed five wickets in last three outings, Siddharth Kaul has already proved his worth with the ball for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this edition of the Indian Premier League, and the 27-year-old says “positive mindset” has helped him reap rich dividends so far.

Karandeep 2nd as Naman takes lead

Karandeep 2nd as Naman takes lead

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: City golfer Karandeep Kochhar carded a 7-under 65 to finish a shot behind leader Naman Dawar, who set a course record 8-under, to claim the top spot in the opening round of the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship in Noida on Tuesday.

Rupnagar in command on Day 1

Rupnagar in command on Day 1

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Aditya, Manish Joshi and Mayank Gupta hit a half-century each to help Rupnagar score 277/4 against hosts Chandigarh on the opening day of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship for ML Markan Trophy here on Tuesday.

Office-bearers of Patiala Media Club elected

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Gagan Deep Teja of The Tribune was elected as the president of the Patiala Media Club here on Tuesday. The Patiala Media Club is the first press club in the state that has elected a woman journalist for the post of president.

Patwari’s assistant nabbed taking bribe

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: The Vigilance Bureau on Tuesday nabbed an assistant of a patwari while accepting Rs 8,000 bribe. A case has been registered against patwari Rajinder Kumar, his accomplice and assistant Kirpal Singh for accepting bribe. Kanungo Mangat Ram has also been named in the FIR.

Forgery case: 4 booked

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: The police have registered a case against three residents of Sangrur and one of the city after Prabhjit Singh, director of Tagore Theatre in Model Town here, accused them of preparing fake stamp papers related to the theatre and attempting to sell its property.

PSEB engineers stage dharna

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: The executive committee of the PSEB Engineers’ Association (PSEBA) held a dharna in front of the head office of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in Patiala against the non-fulfillment of their demands.

Teachers’ body seeks pay hike, funds for government-run institutions

Teachers’ body seeks pay hike, funds for government-run institutions

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: In response to the call given by the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (PFUCTO), teachers at Punjabi University, Patiala, and government and non-government colleges held a rally in front of the office of the university Vice-Chancellor.

Grain market road in a shambles

Grain market road in a shambles

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Farmers in Patiala district are a troubled lot due to a deplorable condition of the stretch to the grain market on Sirhind Road. It has not been constructed despite repeated promises by the Punjab Mandi Board.

Man duped of Rs 8,000

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: A software professional, working with an IT firm in Mohali, was allegedly duped of Rs 8,000 after he received a fraudulent call from a person pretending to be an employee of Axis Bank, where the victim has a savings account.

Two booked for assaulting minor girl

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have booked two persons for assaulting and outraging the modesty of a minor girl after entering her house in Mauli Jagran.

Two drug peddlers held with 200 grams of heroin

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Special Task Force, Mohali, arrested two drug peddlers with 200 grams of heroin from Airport Chowk here on Tuesday.

8 challaned for water wastage in Mohali

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali Municipal Corporation has issued 8 challans for violating its recent public notice regarding wastage of water.

14 issued challans, 74 get notices in UT

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Tuesday issued 14 challans and served notices to 74 residents for misuse of water.

GANGSTER'S MURDER

Case transferred to crime branch

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: A day after gangster Bhupesh Rana was shot dead by rival Bhupi Rana gang members in Barwala near Panchkula, the police transferred the investigation of this case to the crime branch.

Man steals Rs 9 lakh from cash counter

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: A customer got an elderly Pinjore shopkeeper engaged in discussion and took away Rs 9 lakh that was kept in the cash counter of his shop. The police have lodged an FIR in this regard and started investigation.

Man held on charge of molesting six-year-old

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: A 35-year-old man has been arrested by the Panchkula police for allegedly molesting a six-year-old girl, daughter of his neighbour.

BUILDING COLLAPSE

Police seek structural plan

18 Apr 2018 | 2:24 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Dhakoli police have written to the Zirakpur Municipal Council for copies of the original structural plan of the four-storey under-construction building that collapsed in Peer Muchalla on April 12.

CTU STAFFER’S MURDER

Decision on Lt Col Sandhu’s bail plea today

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI: In the murder case of CTU employee Abhishek Guleria, a Mohali court will take decision on the anticipatory bail application of Lt Col BS Sandhu (retd), owner of the WWICS and Forest Hill Resort at Nayagaon, on Wednesday.

9 suspected cases of measles at Bishanpura in Zirakpur

9 suspected cases of measles at Bishanpura in Zirakpur

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

ZIRAKPUR: As many as nine children from the slum area in Bishanpura village were suspected of being afflicted with measles, raising fears of an epidemic, on Tuesday. All children were in the age group of 3-12 years, said sources.

Malaria knocks at city’s door

Malaria knocks at city’s door

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the onset of summer season, cases of malaria and diarrhoea have started surfacing in the densely populated areas of the city.

Leading city chemist gets extortion call from ‘gangster’

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police on Tuesday registered an extortion case against unknown person who called up the owner of Kumar Brothers, a chemist shop in Sector 11, recently and sought extortion money.

SEC 29 GANG RAPE

16 months after suspect’s arrest, cops want charges withdrawn

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Almost 16 months after arresting an auto driver in the case of gang rape with a call centre employee in 2016, the UT police have realised that the man was innocent.

CBI opposes Olympian’s plea to allow delayed appeal against conviction

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The CBI has opposed Olympian and Arjuna awardee Gurbir Singh Sandhu’s plea for condonation of delay in filing an appeal against his conviction in a poaching case.

Residents find parking lots not ‘smart’

Residents find parking lots not ‘smart’

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Public has found parking lots ‘not smart’ while pointing out various shortcomings and discrepancies in a feedback conducted by Arya Toll Infra Ltd, the firm allotted the contract to run 25 paid facilities in the city.

CHB forms committee for need-based changes

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The CHB has constituted an eight-member committee to recommend need-based changes that can be allowed in dwelling units.

Cancer patient shuttles for tests

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Kin of a cancer patient on Tuesday lodged a complaint against the Radiotherapy Department of the GMCH, Sector 32, here for harassment of a cancer patient.

SCHOOL NOTES

SCHOOL NOTES

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Tiny tots of Tribune Model School, Sector 29, here, were elated as teachers of Kindergarten classes took them for a fun-filled jungle safari.

Entrancing soulful spell

Entrancing soulful spell

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: An entrancing classical vocal spell in the masculine yet melodious voice of academician and avid classical vocalist Prof Dr Alankar Singh enraptured the city art lovers on the second day of the ‘Jhankar’ music festival, organised by the Chandiagrh Sangeet Natak Akademi, at the Tagore theatre here on Tuesday.

Set up e-rickshaw stand on south campus: DSW

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dean Students Welfare (DSW) Prof Emanual Nahar has issued instructions to Executive Engineer for setting up an e-rickshaw stand on the south campus of the PU, located in Sector 25, here.

Over 50% city govt schools sans principal

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Over 50 per cent of the government schools in the city are without regular principals. Information received under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by a city resident makes it clear that 60 of the 115 government schools in Chandigarh do not have a principal.

PEC’s open house begins on a high note

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two-day annual open house, organised by the Career Development and Guidance Centre, Punjab Engineering College (PEC), took off on Tuesday.

Patiala law university wins Leiden-Sarin Moot Court

Patiala law university wins Leiden-Sarin Moot Court

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, emerged victorious in Leiden-Sarin Moot Court, which is the only moot court in aviation law, this year which was held at Seoul from April 12-15.

200 students conferred degrees

200 students conferred degrees

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 200 graduate and post-graduate students were conferred with degrees during the 50th annual convocation and prize distribution function of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, here, on Tuesday.

CONSUMER FORUM

Institute told to pay Rs 2.08 lakh to student for delay in completion of course

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: A multimedia institute has been directed to pay over Rs 2 lakh to a student for delaying completion of his course. On the complaint of Mahesh Kumar of Khuda Ali Sher village, here, the OXL group and OXL School of Multimedia has been penalised by the district consumer forum.

Governing structure needs serious reform, PU tells HC

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University on Tuesday told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the university’s governing structure required serious reform. Taking up the case, a Division Bench of the High Court took cognisance of the university’s contentions.

Rs 6.25L snatched from owner of Gopal Sweets

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three Activa-borne miscreants sped away after snatching a bag containing Rs 6.25 lakh from the owner of Gopal Sweets. This is the second such incident reported by the victim, Sharanjeet Singh.

Slippers fly in court as murder victim’s kin attack accused

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: High drama was witnessed at the District Courts here on Tuesday as the family of a murder victim attacked the accused. As the police took away the accused, the families of both the deceased and the accused clashed.

FOSWAC wants two councillors backing parking firm boycotted

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Seeking a social boycott of two councillors who “supported the parking company”, the Federation of Sectors Welfare Associations of Chandigarh (FOSWAC) and the RWAs affiliated with it have demanded a CBI inquiry to find out “their vested interests”.

Airport to remain closed from May 12 to 31

Airport to remain closed from May 12 to 31

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh international airport will remain closed, in accordance with the initial schedule, from May 12 to May 31 for the ongoing runway upgrade work.

Stray cattle claim biker’s life in Mohali

Stray cattle claim biker’s life in Mohali

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI: A 40-year-old man was killed while his wife sustained injuries after a herd of stray cattle suddenly came in front of his motorcycle on Tuesday morning near the Chawla light point in Phase VII here.

Rs 13-lakh relief for victim’s kinBOY'S DEATH DUE TO MONKEY MENACE

Rs 13-lakh relief for victim’s kin

18 Apr 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered a compensation of Rs 13 lakh for kin of a 17-year-old boy killed due to the simian menace in the city. Of the total amount, Rs 4 lakh has already been paid as interim compensation.

Chandigarh airport to remain closed from May 12 to 31

Chandigarh airport to remain closed from May 12 to 31

17 Apr 2018 | 4:29 PM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh International Airport will remain closed from May 12 to May 31 for the ongoing work of upgrading runway.

Spark in needle cutter, oxygen-rich conditions caused fire at PGI

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: An Inspection team led by Prof Arvind Rajwanshi that was probing the cause behind the fire incident at Operation Theatre No.3 of the new emergency at Nehru Hospital on the PGI, submitted its report on Monday.

Ranked 2nd, PGI gets Rs 1.5 crore for cleanliness

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PGIMER has won a Rs 1.5-crore under the Kayakalp programme for maintaining cleanliness and infection control.

Record April rainfall in 5 yrs

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: In April, so far, the city has received 35.6 mm rainfall. On Monday morning, it received 0.8 mm rainfall.

Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated

Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Patiala: DAV School organised an event to pay tributes to BR Ambedkar on his birth Anniversary here.

Have your say

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Is a civic issue bothering you? Are you agitated over the lack of concern? Is there something heartening that you feel needs to be highlighted? Or a picture which in your opinion ought to be seen by many, and not just you? CHANDIGARH TRIBUNEinvites its readers to have their say.

Inter-District U-16 Cricket Championship from today

Inter-District U-16 Cricket Championship from today

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Mohali: Punjab Inter-District U-16 Cricket Championship for ML Markan Trophy will commence on April 17.

Sanjay & Smitha win jeep rally

Sanjay & Smitha win jeep rally

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sanjay Aggarwal and Smitha Prasad clocked 2 hours, 53 minutes, 6 seconds to finish first in the 4-WD jeep category on the concluding day of the sub-Himalayan St John's Old Boys' Association (SJOBA) Rally on Sunday.

Ankur wins caddy’s golf meet

Ankur wins caddy’s golf meet

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ankur won the overall gross title with a score of 77 in the second Caddy Tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Monday.

Celebrations over, shooter Anjum gets back to work

Celebrations over, shooter Anjum gets back to work

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Owing to weakness, 88-year-old Capt (retd) RN Moudgil rarely travels but on Sunday he was so eager to reach New Delhi that he wanted to drive the car.

Vikas keeps promise made to grandfather

Vikas keeps promise made to grandfather

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

BHIWANI:Boxer Vikas Krishan has kept his promise made to his grandfather, Ranjeet Singh Yadav, that he would return with a gold medal from the Commonwealth Games (CWG).

SC Commission asks girl to file objections to police clean chit

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

NABHA:A Dalit girl of Sahiwal village, who had accused her school staff of harassment and making casteist remarks, finds herself in a dilemma as the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes has now sought her objection to the clean chit given by the police to the school staff.

Road connecting Nabha with Sangrur in a shambles

Road connecting Nabha with Sangrur in a shambles

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

NABHA:Residents of more than 12 villages are irked due to the dilapidated condition of the road that connects Nabha with Sangrur.

151 GoGs deputed in district: Lt Gen Shergill

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Senior adviser to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh Lt Gen TS Shergill (retd), who is also vice-president of the state government’s flagship scheme Guardians of Governance (GoGs), on Monday said the main aim of GoGs was to instil a sense of responsibility and honesty in the common man as well as government officers and employees so that benefits of various schemes could be provided to the beneficiaries.

Junior docs demand security at work

Junior docs demand security at work

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Junior doctors of Rajindra Hospital here are up in arms against the rising incidences of assault on their colleagues and other medical staff while on duty.

Goyal is PSPCL Director (Finance)

Goyal is PSPCL Director (Finance)

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Jatinder Goyal took the charge as Director (Finance) of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) here on Monday.

MC seals two theatres for not paying taxes

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:The licence department of the Municipal Corporation (MC) on Monday sealed the Tagore and Mini Tagore theatres here for not paying the show and entertainment tax.

Man arrested for extortion

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

MOHALI: The police on Monday arrested a man on charges of extortion and using objectionable words against a woman on social media.

Domestic help hangs self to death in Mataur

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

MOHALI: A 28-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself on Monday at her residence in Mataur.

TAMPERING WITH CERTIFICATE

Charges framed against Pehalwan, 2 others

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

MOHALI: A court on Monday framed charges against GMADA’s former chief engineer Surinderpal Singh, alias Pehalwan, along with two former officials of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) in case of tampering with his (Pehalwan) date of birth in his metric certificate, here.

Office-bearers elected

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Chandigarh: The Himachal Maloya Niwasi Sudhar Sabha has constituted a new executive body.

HCS PAPER LEAK

Court denies bail to Sushila

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has dismissed the bail plea of Sushila, the latest arrest in the HCS Judicial paper leak scam.

High Court Bar Assn elections challenged

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Less than a fortnight after the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association poll, a contestant for the president’s post, Chouhan Satvider Singh Sisodia, on Monday filed an election petition for declaring it illegal, unlawful and void.

Pvt, PRTC buses continue to ply from old bus stand

Pvt, PRTC buses continue to ply from old bus stand

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

MOHALI: Two days after GMADA demolished the illegally run old bus stand in Phase VIII here, digging the approach road and parking bays, private and PRTC buses continued to ply from outside the old bus stand on Monday.

Airport road’s 6-km stretch to reopen for traffic this week

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

MOHALI: After remaining closed down for nearly six months, Airport road’s six-km stretch from Airport Chowk to Banur-Landran road T-Point (PR 9) is all set to open for traffic, though partially, within this week.

Capt flags off nine hi-tech ambulances from Mohali

Capt flags off nine hi-tech ambulances from Mohali

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

MOHALI: To strengthen the state’s health care facilities, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday flagged off nine hi-tech ambulances equipped with world-class facilities from here.

Challan in cheating, forgery case points to Aadhaar data breach

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: A chargesheet filed by the police in a case of cheating and forgery has revealed Aadhaar data breach.

P’kula DM had power to authorise talks with dera leaders, HC told

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home) SS Prasad has told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the Panchkula District Magistrate was competent to authorise three officers for carry out negotiations with Dera Sacha Sauda leaders.

Gangsters wanted to ‘terrify’ Punjabi singer

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The gangsters suspected to be involved in the attack on Punjabi singer and video director Parmish Verma have a history of targeting people with a modus operandi of shooting in their legs, perhaps with the intent to terrify them.

Basic facilities elude ayurvedic dispensary at  Mukandpur

Basic facilities elude ayurvedic dispensary at Mukandpur

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

DERA BASSI: Even as successive state governments have made tall claims of reviving Indian system of medicines, particularly Ayurveda, a visit to the ayurvedic dispensary at Mukandpur village near here is enough to belie their claims.

Election of civic body vice-president postponed in Lalru

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

LALRU: The election to the post of the vice-president of the Municipal Council, Lalru, was postponed on Monday.

UT Admn seeks another extension for Aggarwal

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration has sought another extension in deputation of Haryana-cadre IAS officer Anurag Aggarwal, who holds the post of Home Secretary besides charges of several departments.

Co-accused held in mechanic’s murder case

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The third accused in the car mechanic’s kidnapping and murder case has been arrested.

22-yr-old auto driver ends his life in Maloya

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: An auto driver allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Maloya on Sunday night.

SHED ALLOTMENT SCAM

High Court to take up Babla’s plea against conviction tomorrow

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has put the Chandigarh Administration on notice on Congress leader Devinder Singh Babla’s plea against conviction.

Thieves drill bank wall, steal six monitors, CCTV cameras

Thieves drill bank wall, steal six monitors, CCTV cameras

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

DERA BASSI: Masked men entered a branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB) by drilling a hole in a wall and decamped with six monitors, two CCTV cameras besides a DDR here on Sunday night.

MC House meeting adjourned over MOH row

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: With councillors alleging inaction by MC Commissioner Jitender Yadav for over two months against Medical Officer of Health (MOH) PS Bhatti over the issue of allegedly misbehaving with councillor Rajesh Kalia, the House meeting was adjourned on Monday.

Cong protests parking fee hike, seeks rollback

Cong protests parking fee hike, seeks rollback

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Congress workers, led by former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal and party councillors, sat on a strike outside of the MC building in protest against the recent hike in parking rates.

RLA switches to online appointment system

RLA switches to online appointment system

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) has started total online appointment system in its functioning from Monday, the waiting period for appointment has extended to at least a week.

BJP leader caught on camera taking ‘bribe’, refutes charge

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: An alleged video clip of councillor Chanderwati Shukla’s husband in which he is seen taking money went viral on WhatsApp today.

Renovated Le Corbusier Centre opens today

Renovated Le Corbusier Centre opens today

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sprinkled with interesting installations made by students and artists, the renovated block of the Le Corbusier Centre in Sector 19 here would be opened for the public on Tuesday.

525 students awarded at PGGCG-42

525 students awarded at PGGCG-42

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Post Graduate Government College for Girls in Sector 42 (PGGCG) here organised its 36th annual prize distribution function on the college premises.

GMCH-32 decision to deny admission under the scanner

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh-based Government Medical College and Hospital’s action of declaring a doctor-candidate ineligible for admission to an MD/MS course because she had not passed her MBBS examination from Chandigarh came under judicial scanner here on Monday.

500 attend CME on radiotherapy at PGI

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The third Biennial National Scientific Conference-cum-CME was inaugurated at Bhargava Auditorium, PGIMER, here on Monday.

Entertainment galore at IT fest

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Chandigarh, organised ‘NIELIT IT Fest 2018 - UTSAV’ on their campus here on Monday.

PU remembers S Nihal Singh

PU remembers S Nihal Singh

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Arun Kumar Grover, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University (PU), expressed his grief and shock over the demise of veteran journalist and political commentator S Nihal Singh on Monday.

Army recruitment on caste basis during WWI: Veteran

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: During the World War I, the troops did not fight for India, but for Sikhs, Rajputs, Hodson's Horse…

Dance drama mesmerises audience

Dance drama mesmerises audience

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The four-day festival of classical music and dance, ‘Jhankar’, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi opened to a majestic start with thrilling classical dance drama, ‘Atirathis’.

Country needs to invest in research, says expert

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The need of the hour is to strengthen the primary healthcare and to develop a system in this regard for the country.

AICTE Chairman dwells on plan to change curriculum

AICTE Chairman dwells on plan to change curriculum

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: To attract students to engineering colleges, All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe elaborated on his plan of revising the curriculum and engaging trained faculty.

Speeding truck kills youth

Speeding truck kills youth

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PANCHKULA: A speeding truck killed a 29-year-old youth on the Pinjore-Nalagarh national highway.

House proposes, Commissioner disposesPARKING FEE HIKE

House proposes, Commissioner disposes

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Despite much hullaballoo over the hike in parking rates and a 90-page F&CC inspection report pointing out a number of violations in parking lots, no rates could be rolled back during the monthly general house meeting here on Monday as MC Commissioner Jitender Yadav refused to do so citing the MoU signed with the company.

CHB to launch housing scheme in Sec 53

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a gap of two years, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is all set to launch a housing scheme for residents.

Son in arms, woman jumps into canal

Son in arms, woman jumps into canal

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

MOHALI: A Mohali woman, in her late thirties, was rescued after she jumped into a canal in Ropar with her six-year-old son on Sunday afternoon.

Supremacy battle behind the killing

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PANCHKULA: Bhupesh Rana (27) was murdered because of a gang war in this region between the Bhupi Rana gang and the Monu Rana gang.

Kin, villagers hold up traffic

Kin, villagers hold up traffic

17 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PANCHKULA: Family members of gangster Bhupesh Rana (27), who was shot dead at Barwala on Monday morning, along with his friends and villagers, blocked the Panchkula-Barwala road for nearly three hours.

Gangster Bhupi Rana shot dead in Panchkula's Barwala

Gangster Bhupi Rana shot dead in Panchkula's Barwala

16 Apr 2018 | 11:50 AM

PANCHKULA: Gangster Bhupesh, alias Bhupi Rana, was on Monday morning shot dead by a few unidentified assailants in Barwala. The gangster was out on bail.

Steel Strips-I win bridge title

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Steel Strips-I comprising Subhash Gupta, Sapan Desai, B. Satyanarayan and Savrendu won the title in the third 7th Steel Strips National Bridge Championship, organised by the Punjab Bridge Association, on Sunday.

SNIPPETS

119 put on notice for water wastage

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Chandigarh: The Municipal Corporation started a drive against water wastage on Sunday. During the drive, which started in the morning, notices were issued to 119 people, while a challan of Rs 2,000 each was issued to seven owners of houses, who were found wasting potable water.

Anmol’s knock helps Modern School lift Dhruv Pandove Trophy

Anmol’s knock helps Modern School lift Dhruv Pandove Trophy

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Excellent unbeaten knock of 85 runs by Anmol Sharma helped Modern School to beat YPS Patiala in the final to lift the 17th Dhruv Pandove memorial trophy at YPS Stadium, here on Sunday.

Hry boxers bag laurels

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PANCHKULA:Five boxers from Haryana came out victorious on the first international boxing night, organised by Royal Sports Promotions, at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, on Saturday.

Daksh bags U-10 title

Daksh bags U-10 title

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Daksh Khokar blanked Kanav Bansal 6-0 to win the title in the combined U-10 category on the concluding day of the Sunrise Open Tennis Championship at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, on Sunday.

Samarveer crowned under-13 champion

Samarveer crowned under-13 champion

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Samarveer defeated Ashwin 21-9 21-10 to win the final of the boys' U-13 category on the concluding day of the Chandigarh Badminton Tournament, organised by the UT Sports Department, at the Sector 7 sports complex.

Two booked for rape

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Two residents of Rajpura city have been booked for raping a 25-year-old woman.

Medical check-up camp held

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Patiala: The Patiala Allopathic Practitioner Association (PAPA) conducted a free medical and dental check-up camp under the banner Vaisakhi Health Mela at Amar Ashram to celebrate Baisakhi here on Sunday.

BJP leader feels heat as admn swings into actionALLEGED ENCROACHMENT AT SHANTI ENCLAVE

BJP leader feels heat as admn swings into action

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

NABHA:The administration swung into action by taking possession of the three-acre prime land at Shanti Enclave allegedly encroached upon by senior BJP leader and industrialist Om Parkash Jindal here on Sunday.

Rain forecast worries farmers

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Unseasonal rainfall in Punjab over the past week and a forecast of more showers in the days ahead have put the rabi crop, especially wheat, at risk.

Missing Haryana girl traced to city

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:The Haryana police have demanded records of a local dharamshala near the Sheranwala Gate here, after a girl missing from the neighbouring state was traced along with a boy here.

Teachers up in arms against govt

Teachers up in arms against govt

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Thousands of teachers held a mass agitation at Sidhuwal village, 9 km from Patiala city, against the ‘anti-teacher’ policies of the state government.

COMMENT

Sharing info on criminals crucial for tricity

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Better late than never! Thus can be summed up the much-awaited initiative taken by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore to bring together Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana police heads for evolving a strategy to work in a coordinated manner to prevent and detect crime in the tricity region, comprising Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.

Concerted efforts, better policing can help curb crimeOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Concerted efforts, better policing can help curb crime

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

The boundaries of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh touch one another so it is easy for criminals to commit crime at one place and hide in the others.

Man jumps in front of train, dies

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Zirakpur: A man in mid-30s allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train on the Ambala-Kalka railway track here on Sunday. The deceased is yet to be identified.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Pbi varsity in financial crisis

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Punjabi University, Patiala, is one of the best universities in Punjab and it has given wings to several students. Now this institution is in financial crisis.

Hit by car, 74-year-old dies in road accident

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Ropar: A 74-year-old resident of nearby Jhallian Kalan village died in a road accident late on Saturday evening.

Street vendors’ figure in Panchkula pegged at 2,860

Street vendors’ figure in Panchkula pegged at 2,860

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PANCHKULA: There are official 2,860 street vendors in Panchkula. The Municipal Corporation will start giving registration forms to these vendors from tomorrow.

People made aware of fire safety measuresFIRE SERVICE WEEK

People made aware of fire safety measures

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

DERA BASSI: To inculcate a sense of fire safety among city residents during the ongoing National Fire Service Week (April 14-20), the Fire Department started a safety awareness campaign here on Sunday.

11 months on, no headway in teacher’s murder case

11 months on, no headway in teacher’s murder case

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PANCHKULA: More than 11 months have passed but the Panchkula police are yet to make any headway in the murder case of a 39-year-old schoolteacher who was found murdered in her car at Bhander Ghati on the Chandimandir-Ramgarh road on the night of May 11 last year.

BUILDING COLLAPSE

Soil testing not done before construction, feel experts

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The collapse of the under-construction four-storeyed building at Imperial Garden in Peer Muchalla near here has fuelled debate across professionals in the real estate industry.

Residents of CHB flats observe fast over demands

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Residents of the CHB flats and rehabilitation colonies observed a day-long fast in continuation of their protest in favour of their demands at Dhanas here on Sunday.

Relief for babusREPORTER'S DIARY

Relief for babus

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

While shifting of the governors’ conference from Chandigarh to Delhi came as a setback to the UT Administration, several officers heaved a sigh of relief with the development.

Mechanic’s murder: UT police recover Innova used in crime

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have recovered the Innova in which the 28-year-old car mechanic was kidnapped and murdered before dumping his body at the forest area of Siswan, Mohali.

Drunken driving: Police drive keeps cab service providers in high spirits

Drunken driving: Police drive keeps cab service providers in high spirits

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cab service providers in the city have witnessed a surge in the demand of their service during late hours when the drunken driving nakas are laid.

SCHOOL NOTES

St Xavier’s

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

Panchkula: Investiture Ceremony was held at St Xavier’s High School, Panchkula. The new cabinet was led by school captain Niharika Chaudhary and vice captain Samya Khurana.

Free voice screening sessions today

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, will organise free voice-screening sessions between 2-4 pm at room number 441, IV floor, Department of ENT, New OPD, in the institute on Monday.

2 give new lease of life to 9 at PGI

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two families consented to donate organs of their departed dear ones, giving fresh lease of life to five terminally-ill patients and restoring the sight of four corneal blind patients.

Futile journey from rags to riches

Futile journey from rags to riches

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Satvik Arts staged a Hindi play, ‘Khwaish’, at the Mini Auditorium, Tagore Theatre, here on Sunday.

Free bicycles for PU students, dock stations to be set up

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: As Panjab University (PU) has a fund of Rs 12 lakh under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), it is going to provide students on the campus with free bicycles.

Physics, mathematics lengthy: AspirantsJEE (MAIN) ONLINE EXAM-2018

Physics, mathematics lengthy: Aspirants

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Candidates for the IIT-JEE Main appeared for the online Computer Based Test (CBT) in Sector 74, Mohali, on Sunday.

Now, free e-rickshaws for all differently abled at varsity

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University (PU) authorities have declared e-rickshaws free for the physically-challenged students on the campus.

2 arrested for raping minor

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

DERA BASSI: The police have arrested two persons for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl from Sundran village near here.

MC in fiscal crisis, stops payments

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation is facing a financial crisis and has stopped releasing all payments except those meant for salary, pension and important bills.

P’kula woman run over by truck, dies

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

PANCHKULA:A woman was killed in a road accident on the Pinjore-Nalagarh National Highway-21 on Sunday morning.

Ludhiana man attacked with beer bottle

Ludhiana man attacked with beer bottle

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Ludhiana resident, who, along with his female friend, had gone to attend a party at a club in Sector 26, was hit on the head and stabbed in the stomach with a beer bottle by a youth outside the club on Saturday night, leaving him seriously injured.

Cong to protest fee hike in front of MC office today

Cong to protest fee hike in front of MC office today

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city Congress has announced to hold a protest against the hike in parking rates, in front of the office of the MC on Monday.

Parking fee: MC House not authorised to cancel pact

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the MC General House will discuss the shortcomings in the operation of paid parking lots in the city on Monday, the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the civic body and the parking firm, Arya Toll Infra Limited, does not authorise the House to cancel the contract once approved by it.

Roll back parking fee hike: Mayor’s panel

Roll back parking fee hike: Mayor’s panel

16 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 90-page report of a panel of councillors, headed by former Mayor Rajbala Malk, has rejected the second hike in the parking rates, implemented on April 1 on the grounds that the company had failed to provide smart parking to residents.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

PWD to strengthen roads, construct drains before monsoon

22 Apr 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI: The Public Works Department (PWD), Delhi Government, will carry out strengthening of several roads and construct drains in various areas in the city before beginning of monsoon season.

Fire in Chandni Chowk; no casualty

Fire in Chandni Chowk; no casualty

22 Apr 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI: A major fire broke out at Bhagirath Palace in Chandni Chowk this afternoon, said an official of the Delhi Fire Services (DFS). Around 13 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was doused by 4 pm, said DFS official.

EDMC stops disposal of silt at Geeta Colony site

22 Apr 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI: The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has stopped disposal of silt at a site in Geeta Colony. Silt removed by various agencies from drains will now be disposed at a new facility at Singhola village near Singhu border.

SEXUAL ABUSE IN DSGMC

Harmeet Walia seeks action against guilty

22 Apr 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI: Newly appointed president of woman wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) Harmeet Kaur Walia demanded action against the general manager (GM), Harjeet Singh against whom a woman levelled allegation of sexual abuse.

Two held for bitcoin fraud

22 Apr 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI: The police have arrested Deepak Jangra (37) and Deepak Malhotra (56), both are residents of Sonepat, the masterminds of the fraudulent scheme launched on the pretext of high returns on bitcoin investment, said a police official.

Visually impaired need human assistance, not wheelchair: HC to Rlys

22 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today wondered how a wheelchair provided by the Railway authorities would help a visually-impaired person who requires human assistance in catching a train at a railway station

Sacking Marlena as adviser killed hopes of govt school kids’ parents: Sisodia to PM

22 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging the recent sacking of Atishi Marlena as the minister's adviser has dashed the hopes of poor people who used to send their children to government schools.

Won’t end fast until law implemented, says DCW chief

22 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:The Central Government's affidavit proposing death penalty for rapists of children younger than 12 is "not enough" for Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal to end her indefinite fast, which will enter ninth day tomorrow.

Panels formed to probe sexual abuse in DSGMC

22 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Two committees have been constituted to investigate the sexual harassment allegations levelled against general manager (GM) of Gurdwara Committee administration Harjeet Singh.

Mentally ill woman kills 8-month-old son

Mentally ill woman kills 8-month-old son

22 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: A mentally disturbed woman, Sarika, allegedly killed her eight-month-old son Chirag in Aman Vihar, outer Delhi. The incident happened late last night when the baby was with his mother, a police official said.

Sisodia calls LG ‘dictator’

Sisodia calls LG ‘dictator’

20 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:An irked Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, today accused Lt Governor Anil Baijal of running a “parallel government” in the capital calling him “dictator” after the latter chaired a meeting on the status of installation of CCTV cameras in the city in which Baijal ordered the setting up of an inter-agency group to monitor their work and their operation/ maintenance.

Maliwal can continue fast: Doc

20 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal on the seventh day of her fast unto death visited Rajghat on a wheelchair, carrying a placard which read - "This is my energy saving exercise.

CM’s private secy quizzed

20 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s private secretary Bibhav Kumar was questioned today by police for three hours in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.

‘Lutyens’ Delhi draws more water, doesn’t deal with waste’

20 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Centre for Science and Environment Director General Sunita Narain at an interactive session, 'Citification of Bharat: emerging nightmares or exciting opportunities' has alleged that the Lutyens' Delhi "draws more water" and throws its waste outside the prime land.