Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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City girl shines in PSEB results

City girl shines in PSEB results

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Simranjeet Kaur, a student of Navjot Modern Senior Secondary School here, has stood first in the district as she clinched 97.54 per cent with 634 marks, of 650. Her joy knew no bounds when she found her name on the merit list of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) results which were declared today.

Turning limitations into opportunity

Turning limitations into opportunity

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Four frail but determined girls are the happiest members of the All India Pingalwara Charitable Society’s big family on Manawala campus. The reason behind their happiness is the merit they achieved in the PSEB Class X results.

Newly-wed ends life in Jawahar Nagar

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The holy city was rocked by two suicides today. While a newly-wed woman committed suicide in the Jawahar Nagar area, a 16-year-old girl ended her life in the Kot Khalsa area here today.

Rape case: Woman booked for extortion

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: A 31-year-old IT professional has been arrested by the police for allegedly extorting money from hotel employees by lodging false cases of rape and theft against them.

Showroom gutted in Katra Jaimal Singh

Showroom gutted in Katra Jaimal Singh

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Panic gripped the congested Katra Jaimal Singh area after fire engulfed the upper floor of a showroom, Ramesh Shoes, of shoes here today.

Despite RBI clarification, traders reluctant to accept Rs 10 coins

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has time and again clarified that the coin of Rs 10 is a legal tender and those refusing to accept it can face legal action, it has failed to deter traders in the city as most of them don’t accept the same.

Ice-cream samples collected

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: With a rise in the demand of ice-cream amid blistering heat, the Health Department has initiated a drive to check its quality.

BRIEFLY

Mobiles seized from jail

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

Amritsar: The Amritsar Central Jail staff have confiscated yet another set of mobile phones. According to information, seven unclaimed cell phones, a self-made charger and two batteries were found in room number 7, 8 and barrack number 6.

Girl ends life in Kot Khalsa

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

Amritsar: Parveen Kaur (16), a resident of Kot Khalsa, committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room here today.

Dental session

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The state chapter of the Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons of India conducted a continous dental education session on orbital reconstruction here yesterday.

Seminar on soft skills

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar on development of soft skills for the bright future of NCC Cadets and students was organised under the aegis of NCC Group Commander, Amritsar, Brig Vijay Sagar Dheman at Shri Ram Ashram Public School today.

No action yet in Dalit atrocity case

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the National SC Commission has taken a notice of the complaint filed by BJP leaders regarding alleged torture of a Dalit, Kashmir Singh, and his family in Bagga village in Majitha by the police at the behest of a Congress leader, the police are yet to take any action.

Drug peddler held with 105 gm heroin

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff today arrested a notorious drug peddler, identified as Paramvir Singh, and recovered 105 gm of heroin besides a weighing machine from his possession.

Odissi dance exponent regales students

Odissi dance exponent regales students

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Odissi dance exponent Sanchita Banerjee, under the aegis of Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), gave a performance with her scintillating recital at Spring Dale Senior School here today.

Honing music skills at Institute of Blind

Honing music skills at Institute of Blind

23 May 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of the Institute of Blind, on the occasion of its founder’s day, performed bhajan and kirtan with their mentor and music teacher guiding them.

Promoting book culture through website

22 May 2017 | 1:59 AM

Amritsar: To encourage book reading, especially among rural people, a youth has created a website for delivery of books at the click of a button. It’s a convenient mode for any reader to ask for book of his choice which will be made available at his door step.

Man fleeces 46 on pretext of job in MC

Man fleeces 46 on pretext of job in MC

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A fake job scam has surfaced wherein a person from Tarn Taran fleeced 46 persons, including six women, on the pretext of providing them jobs in the Municipal Corporation (MC).

Ghazal darbar at Virsa ViharBRIEFLY

Ghazal darbar at Virsa Vihar

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

Amritsar: A ghazal darbar was orgainsed at Kartar Singh Dugal Auditorium of Virsa Vihar on Sunday evening. Dr Seema Grewal hosted the programme. Several renowned ghazal artistes performed at the event.

Workshop for teachers

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The GNDU organised a schoolteacher orientation workshop here recently. Besides, another four-week orientation programme was also inaugurated.

Discussion on stubble burning

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Environmentalists and NGOs working on environment conservation yesterday met at the District Library to create awareness through discussion on stubble burning issue.

Notices issued for advt norm violations

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC’s Advertisement Department has issued notices to several educational institutes and commercial establishments for installing “illegal” boards on their premises.

Workshop held on juvenile justice

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Aiming to enabling the Child Welfare Officers designated at the police stations to perform their duties more effectively, the city police organised a ‘workshop on Juvenile justice’ at the Police Lines here today.

NGO for equal tax on bidis and cigarettes

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: As the GST rates for bidis are yet to be finalised, the Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV), an anti-tobacco campaign, has demanded from the government that it should be taxed on par with cigarettes.

Book discussions draw writers to Virsa Vihar

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Attending to the needs of the literary community associated with it and also in its attempt to promote the reading culture, Virsa Vihar’s book shop has become a hub for book club meets and discussions on latest Punjabi books launched on its premises.

District consumer forum fines restaurant for overcharging

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a bar to refund to a local resident Rs 49 charged in excess for a mineral water bottle whose maximum retail price (MRP) was Rs 20. Besides, the firm will have to pay a compensation of Rs 3,000 and Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses to the complainant.

Public expressed anger against Bikram Majithia, says Congress leader

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lali Majithia, Congress leader from Majitha constituency, has rubbished Bikram Singh Majithia’s claims that Congress workers attacked his vehicle at yesterday’s police-public meeting.

Innovation brings success to Sathiala farmers

Innovation brings success to Sathiala farmers

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Two farmers of Sathiala village have come up with a direct marketing concept, under which commuters can buy fresh vegetables and pulses on their farm on Sathiala–Bal Kalan Road.

Rain brings respite, triggers monsoon woes

Rain brings respite, triggers monsoon woes

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sunday morning brought in sweet surprise in form of heavy rainfall as people woke up to grey skies and respite from another hot and humid day. The sudden showers not only made for some happy smiles but also brought the temperature down.

Few takers for heritage paintings at IAFA

Few takers for heritage paintings at IAFA

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: SG Thakar Singh, one of the most celebrated and prominent artistes of his time, painted his famous art work ‘After The Bath’, one in his series of seductive paintings of women, in 1924.

1965 martyr’s wife visits his memorial

1965 martyr’s wife visits his memorial

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The battle of Asal Uttar has long been over but its famed martyr Abdul Hameed remains unforgotten. Today, the wife of the Param Vir Chakra awardee, Rasoolan Bi, was in the city to visit her husband’s memorial at Asal Uttar village in Tarn Taran district.

Police clueless in kidnapping case of doctor

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The police are still clueless about the whereabouts of gangsters Gopi Ghanshampuri, Supreet Harry and his accomplices who had kidnapped an Ajnala-based doctor for ransom two days ago.

Murder accused commits suicide

Murder accused commits suicide

22 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Two days after killing his brother over a property dispute, the prime accused, Jatinder Singh (45), committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in his fields in Birbal village here today.

BRIEFLY

Blank calls hassle police

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

Amritsar: Expressing concern over the repeated blank calls received at the police control room number 100, the Police Commissioner, SS Srivastava, has appealed to the people to not indulge in such things, as it leads to undue hassle for the policemen.

Man tries to kill wife, flees

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman of Fattbubilla village has accused her husband of trying to murder her. Navpreet Kaur, in her complaint to the police, said her husband Bikramjit Singh of Bhilowal village stabbed on her neck and also tried to strangulate her.

Fake visa: Four held, hunt on for travel agent

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Immigration officials at Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport have nabbed four persons for possessing fake visa documents.

Play spellbinds audience

Play spellbinds audience

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Daughter of the Bin, a critically acclaimed play, attempted to show mirror to society where a girl child has to face challenges right from being born to the rest of her life.

Straw mgmt implements on subsidy list

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: With a focus on checking the burning of crop residue after harvesting the agricultural fields, the Agriculture Department has amended its policy of giving implements to farmers on subsidy by including essential straw management implements in the category.

Learning theatre the street smart way

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Honing talent from streets, literally, seems to be the ‘mantra’ for a group of theatre artistes this summer. In an attempt to look beyond the tattered clothes and haggard smiles, using theatre as a medium to connect with them, these artistes are focused on finding talent among the most neglected areas of the city.

Delimitation work to end before civic polls

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of the Local Bodies Department, which was carrying out a survey for the delimitation of Municipal Corporation wards, has submitted its data to the head office of department in Chandigarh.

Committees formed for child protection

Committees formed for child protection

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) seems to have finally found its ground by constituting anti-begging and anti-labour committees, chaired by the Deputy Commissioner.

Railway overbridge almost ready, awaits inauguration

Railway overbridge almost ready, awaits inauguration

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The construction of Verka railway overbridge is almost completed, but the administration, instead of opening it for the public, is waiting for some high profile political personality to inaugurate it.

Majithia for arrest of Cong menfor thrashing SAD worker

Majithia for arrest of Cong menfor thrashing SAD worker

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Former SAD minister Bikram Singh Majithia has threatened to gherao the Mattewal police station in the Majitha constituency on Monday. He accused the police of shielding Congress workers who had allegedly thrashed and stripped a Dalit SAD worker, Kashmir Singh, of Bagga village.

Two J&K youths arrested with 300 kg of poppy husk

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The Counter-Intelligence, Pathankot, today seized around 300 kg of poppy husk valued at Rs 19 lakh from two Jammu and Kashmir men.

Mercury dips after light showers

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The city received light showers following high-velocity winds last night. However, no major accident or damage has been reported. The temperature in the region dipped after change in the weather conditions this morning.

Protest against school, FIR soughtSTUDENT’S SUICIDE

Protest against school, FIR sought

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after an 18-year-old girl, Simran Kaur, hanged herself in the classroom of the private school she was studying at, her family members and relatives today demonstrated outside the school, demanding registration of a case against the management.

Timings of schools changed, private schools don’t follow suit

Timings of schools changed, private schools don’t follow suit

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: In view of a continuing heatwave in the northern region, the Education Department has introduced a new time schedule of government schools from today.

DOCTOR’S KIDNAPPING

Gangsters demand Rs 60 lakh

21 May 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The police, including intelligence agencies have launched a manhunt to arrest Gopi Ghanshampuria, Supreet Harry alias Harry Chatha and their accomplices who had kidnapped an Ajnala- based doctor and released him after extracting Rs 7.50 as lakh ransom.

SNIPPETS

Cops suspended for ‘harassing’ family

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

Amritsar: Two cops have been suspended by the SSP, Amritsar rural, for harassing a family.

Seminar on nurses held

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:Chief Khalsa Diwan International Nursing College held a seminar themed ‘legal and ethical issues in nursing’ to mark International Nurses Day here today.

Admn officials vow to fight terrorism

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:Various programmes were held to mark the anti-terrorism day in the city today.

Regular jobs demanded

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:Contractual employees of the Education Department have sent a letter to the state government, demanding job regularisation as per the poll promise he made before the Assembly elections this year.

Saving heritage trees

Saving heritage trees

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:Having been neglected by the administration, the heritage trees, some of them over 200 years old, are being taken care of by environmentalists and NGOs.

City rly station’s poor show in sanitation

City rly station’s poor show in sanitation

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:With the city railway station getting a dismal rank of 176 in the country in cleanliness, residents are unhappy with the functioning of the railway authorities here.

Philanthropist dead

Philanthropist dead

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

A man of charity, Man Mohan Kakkar (85), passed away at a private hospital after brief illness here yesterday.

Actor elated over her debut film

Actor elated over her debut film

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:There’s no dearth of talent in the holy city as another young actor, Suvidha Duggal, has made her mark with her debut Punjabi film Lahoriye.

Brother, nephew murder man

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:A man identified as Kabal Singh (40) was allegedly killed by his brother and nephew over a property dispute at Birbal village, falling under the Kamboh police station here.

Girl kills self at school

Girl kills self at school

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:In a shocking incident, a Class XII girl committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her classroom at a private school in Rani Ka Bagh area here today.

Reconnect with people to nail criminals: ADGP

Reconnect with people to nail criminals: ADGP

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:ADGP (law and order) Rohit Chaudhary today re-launched the beat-patrolling system in order to connect with the people at the ground level and nail anti-social elements besides eradicating drug abuse with the help of the people.

ABETMENT TO SUICIDE

Man ends life, wife, mother-in-law booked

20 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR:Hardip Kumar, a resident of the Kathunangal area, committed suicide after a dispute with his wife and mother-in-law.

SNIPPETS

Snippets

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

Amritsar: The Cantonment police have booked Gurlal Singh of Behka village in Bhikhiwind of Tarn Taran for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman and physically assaulting her.

Florence Nightingale remembered

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: Events to celebrate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale was held at Government Medical College today.

50 students attend art workshop

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day workshop on 3D Relief Work was organised at DAV Public School, Lawrence Road, Amritsar, in collaboration with Pidilite Industries.

Gambusia fish to help check dengue, malaria

Gambusia fish to help check dengue, malaria

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department is all set to take the help of gambusia fish to check dengue and malaria by introducing the same in ponds in rural areas.

Couple seeks ‘mercy death’

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: A couple demanded “mercy death” from the administration following police inaction here today.

MC action against encroachments biased, say social activists

MC action against encroachments biased, say social activists

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: Questions have been raised over the alleged partial action taken by the Municipal Corporation (MC) against Illegal kiosks at Majitha Road.

Teenage girl raped, youth booked

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth.

Water supply suspended at Nehru Shopping Complex

Water supply suspended at Nehru Shopping Complex

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: Water supply has been suspended at Nehru Shopping Complex, as the tube well got dysfunctional again after three weeks of repair.

TRANSFERRING PROPERTY IN FARMER’S NAME

Patwari arrested for taking bribe

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: The Vigilance Department has arrested a patwari for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 30,000 for transferring property in the name of a farmer.

Six mobiles recovered from Asr Central Jail

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR : There is no let-up in the sneaking of mobile phones and other objectionable material in the Amritsar Central Jail premises.

‘Don’t let libraries become boring and outdated’

‘Don’t let libraries become boring and outdated’

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: The state of public libraries in the city can be defined in simple words — stocked yet shunned.

Traffic cones damaged under wheels of vehicles within 10 days

Traffic cones damaged under wheels of vehicles within 10 days

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: Within 10 days of installation of traffic cones at traffic signals at many important intersections to demarcate slip roads to facilitate right hand turns, unruly drivers have broken many of these.

Local resident dies of illness in Dubai

Local resident dies of illness in Dubai

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: Dreams of earning quick bucks and provide a respectable life to his family turned sour after a youth, identified as Lakhbir Singh, a resident of Galib village in Ajnala, died in Dubai following an ailment.

Execution hurdle hits Safe School Vahan Policy

Execution hurdle hits Safe School Vahan Policy

19 May 2017 | 1:27 AM

AMRITSAR: The Safe School Vahan Policy seems to have hit the implementation hurdle with the high and mighty school managements refusing to abide by law and continuing to violate norms with impunity.

SNIPPETS

12-yr jail for drug smugglers

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

ORNAMENTS: Amritsar: A local court sentenced four drug smugglers, including two Pakistani nationals, to 12 years of imprisonment here on Wednesday.

GND varsity’s new course

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will introduce five-year integrated course M Com from this session.

SGPC constitutes panel to appoint VC

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee (SGPC) has initiated the process to find a new Vice Chancellor for Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University.

Traders for pension

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A joint delegation of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) and Amritsar Distributors Association (ADA) met Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and urged him to review their demands.

Diesel pilferage a concern: TAIPA

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The tower and infrastructure providers not only in the state, but also across the country are facing an acute problem of pilferage of diesel from mobile towers.

‘Free teachers from other duties’

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Blaming the government policies for dismal results of Class XII examination, former health minister and senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla has said teachers of government schools shouldn’t be assigned any task other than teaching.

Body of corporation employee found

Body of corporation employee found

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: An employee of the Municipal Corporation (MC), Jaspal Singh, was found dead in Chheharta Naraingarh area here today.

Centre’s letter substantiates my claims: Sidhu

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Substantiating his claims over diversion of Central grants meant for various development schemes in the state, Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today released a letter to the media of Union Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu addressed to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Primary schools fail to upload data on website

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has asked all government schools in the state to upload their data on a given website, but elementary schools are facing umpteen problems amid lack of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure.

Govt apathetic towards Urban Haat

Govt apathetic towards Urban Haat

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Though Finance Minister Manpreet Badal and Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, at a meeting two days ago, reviewed several projects initiated by the previous SAD-BJP government, they did not show interest towards the revival of the Urban Haat project.

Traffic police draw a blank from wheel clamps in city

Traffic police draw a blank from wheel clamps in city

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The wheel clamps, introduced by the traffic police around two years ago, are barely used to check wrong parking in the city.

Suspended for bribery

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Medical Education and Research suspended an employee of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital after he was nabbed by the Vigilance while allegedly accepting a bribe from another employee.

Over 5 lakh books attraction of Bhai Gurdas LibrarySTATE OF LIBRARIES

Over 5 lakh books attraction of Bhai Gurdas Library

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Established one year after the formation of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) in 1970, Bhai Gurdas Library, with over five lakh books in its five-storeyed inverted-pyramid shaped magnificent building, has come a long way in shaping career, besides being a guiding force in research.

9 schools yet to respond on fee hike, says DEO

9 schools yet to respond on fee hike, says DEO

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The ultimatum given to 40 private schools to reduce fee that was hiked more than 8 per cent ended on Tuesday, but nine schools, which are yet to respond, were given two more days.

Youth shot at, injured

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth sustained a bullet injury after he was attacked by some persons here today.

Man booked for rape

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Division B police booked a Ferozepur resident, Sant Ram, for allegedly trying to rape a minor on Monday evening.

40 kiosks removed from Majitha road

40 kiosks removed from Majitha road

18 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) got 40 kiosks razed on the Majitha road in the early morning hours here today.

Seminar on doctor-patient relations

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Stressing upon the remedial measures and the role of the government, media, consumer courts and public in improving the doctor-patient relationship, an awareness seminar was organised at the art gallery auditorium here today. Prominent medical professionals from the city participated in the session.

Man arrested in dowry death case

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Six days after a married woman died under mysterious circumstances, the Jhander police have booked her husband and father-in-law allegedly on charges of dowry death.

Reshuffle in SGPC set-up

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar has reshuffled the administration of the SGPC and its Dharam Parchar wing. The change of guard has been introduced at the level of secretary, additional secretary and deputy secretary. Insiders say that those closer to the SGPC president were given prominent postings whereas the merit was ignored.

Residents irked over choked sewerage

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The overflowing sewage in front of the shop-cum-flat market behind the head office of the MC in Ranjit Avenue has been troubling the area residents.

TARN TARAN

Drug smugglers’ assets under lens

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Nearly a week after the arrest of notorious drug smugglers from the Tarn Taran area, the Special Task Force (STF) has started investigations into the financial and immovable assets collected by them from the alleged drug money.

Sanjay Kapoor is I-T body chiefBRIEFLY

Sanjay Kapoor is I-T body chief

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

Amritsar: The annual general meeting of the Income Tax Practitioners’ Association elected Sanjay Kapoor as their president on Tuesday.

One killed in road mishap

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A man lost his life while another was injured when a speeding car hit them near Guru Ram Das Old Age Home on Amritsar-Tarn Taran link road near Uppar Bari Doab Canal here today.

DUMPING OF PATIENT ALIVE IN MORTUARY

Inquiry begins after two years

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Finally after two and a half years of an unknown patient finding mention in news reports about dumping him at the mortuary of Government Medical College here, a senior police official has started investigations to find the persons behind the dastardly act.

Pingalwara demands funds to dispose of unclaimed bodies

Pingalwara demands funds to dispose of unclaimed bodies

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: In the absence of any provision for the disposal of unclaimed bodies, the police have to seek the assistance of charitable societies or NGOs.

15 mobiles seized, three arrested

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Division B police station have arrested three persons and recovered as many as 15 mobile phones from their possession.

Saving history pages for present and futureSTATE OF LIBRARIES

Saving history pages for present and future

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Digitising its 6,300-strong collection of books of historical importance, the Sikh history research library at Khalsa College has become an epicentre of notable information archives of not just Sikh history but significant political, social and cultural events of the nation.

Shifting of garbage dump: Residents of Bhagtanwala see ray of hope

Shifting of garbage dump: Residents of Bhagtanwala see ray of hope

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: With Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu hinting at shifting of Bhagtanwala garbage dump besides setting up the Solid Waste Management Plant (SWMP) out of the city’s boundaries, residents of localities around the dump see a ray of hope of an end to their woes.

Mercury plunges as rain lashes city, people relieved

Mercury plunges as rain lashes city, people relieved

17 May 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Drizzle brought a relief to the city residents from scorching heat as a considerable dip in the temperature was recorded today morning. Mild showers continued intermittently till noon.

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With pass percentage of 47.71, Bathinda fares poorlyPSEB CLASS X RESULTS

With pass percentage of 47.71, Bathinda fares poorly

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

BATHINDA:Children studying in schools affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) in Bathinda district fared poorly in the Class X examinations, the results of which were declared by the board today.

Only girls on merit list from Mansa

Only girls on merit list from Mansa

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

MANSA: Riddhi Rani of Arya Senior Secondary School, Mansa, has brought laurels to her school and family by topping the district in the PSEB class X examinations.

District tumbles from 29 to 9 on merit list

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

BATHINDA: The graph of students studying in district schools affiliated to PSEB has dipped over the last one year and this was indicated clearly in the results of class X examinations declared today.

Lack of funds makes Sasti Rasoi insipid

Lack of funds makes Sasti Rasoi insipid

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda district administration had started the Sasti Rasoi with much zeal but it is suffering from lack of funds, as compared to other districts which have started the scheme lavishly and on bigger scale.

AAP MLAs meet SSP, seek cancelling of fake cases

AAP MLAs meet SSP, seek cancelling of fake cases

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

BATHINDA:A delegation of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs today met Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naveen Singla.

Details of illegal buildings tabled before probe panel

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

BATHINDA: A meeting of members the probe panel constituted to investigate illegal buildings was held at the MCB office today.

Arrest accused by May 26, Sikh bodies to police

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

BATHINDA: Sikh organisations today gave an ultimatum to the police to arrest the accused in a ‘gutka’ sacrilege incident by May 26.

SNIPPETS

Grievances committees dissolved

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

PURSE WITH CASH:Bathinda: The Punjab Government has issued a notification to dissolve all Sub-Divisional Grievances Committees in the state and has approved to re-establish these committees and nominate new non-official members.

CRIME BRIEFS

Three booked for demanding dowry

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

Bathinda: Three persons of a family have been booked on the charges of demanding dowry.

COLLEGE NOTES

Faculty development course

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

Bathinda: A five-day ICT-based short-term faculty development course on ‘Wireless Networks’ started at the Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET) on Monday.

Deadlock continues as union firm on stand

Deadlock continues as union firm on stand

23 May 2017 | 1:06 AM

BATHINDA: The second round of talks between the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) and the Sanitation Workers’ Union today failed to reach any conclusion.

SNIPPETS

Four booked for assault

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

The police have booked four persons in separate cases of assault.

4 water-vending machines lie non-functional at rly stationOFFICIAL APATHY

4 water-vending machines lie non-functional at rly station

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Four out of the eight water-vending machines installed at the Bathinda railway station to provide chilled and pure water to passengers are lying non-functional.

High-level probe sought into recruitment in MC

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Congress councillor Raja Singh, along with his supporters, today staged a protest against Mayor Balwant Rai Nath at Chandsar Basti here.

Second accident in a week in Rampura Phul

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Rampura Phul has been in the news for tragic incidents that have taken place in the last eight days.

11 cases registered under Excise Act in 2 days

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police have registered 11 cases under the Excise Act and recovered illicit liquor during the past 48 hours.

Liquor served in city hotels despite Apex Court orders

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Despite the Supreme Court orders, hoteliers in the vicinity of 500 metres on the highway in the city are serving liquor openly at private parties in their hotels.

Encroachments on park land go on unabated

Encroachments on park land go on unabated

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Most owners of the houses situated along parks have encroached upon the park land in a fully or partially manner in the city.

Sanitation workers to go on strike from today

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Sanitation workers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from tomorrow after talks between their union and the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) over the issue of recruitment have failed to bear fruit.

Two booked for Rs 60 lakh fraud

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

MANSA: The police have booked two residents of Jaipur for duping a Mansa resident of Rs 60 lakh on the pretext of helping him open a medicine wholesale shop here.

Youth shot dead by friend on Power House Road

Youth shot dead by friend on Power House Road

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: A youth was killed and another injured in a firing incident that occured on Power House Road late last night.

Region likely to experience rain

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The residents of Bathinda its adjoining areas woke up to pleasant weather this morning after the region received light rainfall, apart from experiencing dust storm last night.

Recover misappropriated cash & gold soon, directs IGP

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA:Inspector General of Police (IGP), Bathinda Zone, Mukhwinder Singh Chhina has issued instructions to recover the cash and other items misappropriated from the ‘maalkhana’ at Rama police station at the earliest.

Tussle between Triveni, contractors likely to hit work

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The Rs 288 crore project to provide 100 per cent sewerage and water supply to city residents is all set to be affected as the Noida-based Triveni company, assigned the job, has decided to cancel the bills amounting to Rs 50 lakh of around half a dozen contractors to whom the company has sublet work.

Kin find no other way but to carry patient in their arms

Kin find no other way but to carry patient in their arms

22 May 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: When Gurdeep Singh’s relative rushed him to the Bathinda Civil hospital for treatment for an injury, little did he know that he would need to carry the patient in his arms to the emergency ward.

BRIEFLY

Police accused of inaction

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

Bathinda: Husanpreet Kaur, a resident of Gill Patti village, on Saturday accused the police of inaction in her husband Jasveer Singh’s suicide case.

COLLEGE NOTES

Manpreet Kaur tops college

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

Bathinda: Manpreet Kaur, a BCA-I student of Malwa College, has topped the college in the first semester examination with 84.3 per cent marks.

7 motorcycle theft cases registered in past 3 days

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: As many as seven cases of motorcycle theft have been registered during the past three days in the city.

City doctor invited to contribute chapter to a book

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: Vitull K Gupta, president, Association of Physicians of India (Malwa Branch), has been invited by the editorial board of the State of Art "Cardio Diabetes Update: Textbook of Cardiology" to contribute a chapter "Insulin Therapy and Cardio Diabetes" to the book.

Mansa admn gears up to provide food at Rs10SANJHI RASOI INITIATIVE

Mansa admn gears up to provide food at Rs10

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

MANSA: The administration today conducted the trail run of the ‘Sanjhi Rasoi’ scheme under which people will get hygienic and nutritious food at Rs 10.

Unscheduled power cuts back in city

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: Frequent unscheduled power cuts in the constituency, which had been given the status of a “power cut-free zone” during the SAD-BJP regime in the state, have left people fuming.

One-third city areas face water shortage

One-third city areas face water shortage

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: Tall claims made by the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) to provide adequate water supply to residents have fallen flat.

Showers, dust storm lower heat

Showers, dust storm lower heat

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Bathinda and its adjoining areas heaved a sigh of relief today as the temperature fell a little after the region experienced dust storm and light rainfall on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

2 booked for raping 14-yr-old girl

2 booked for raping 14-yr-old girl

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons have been booked by the police for raping and threatening a 14-year-old girl in Pakka Kalan village under the jurisdiction of the Rama police station.

Probe illegal buildings in city: Sidhu to SDM

Probe illegal buildings in city: Sidhu to SDM

21 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has ordered an inquiry into the large-scale corruption in the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB).

SNIPPETS

Worker killed in distillery

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

Bathinda: A labourer was killed after he got stuck in a boiler belt at the BCL distillery located at Sangat Kalan village.

Seminar explores women in fiction

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA:A seminar on 'Women in fiction' was organised by the Centre for Languages and Comparative Literature (CLCL) of the Central University of Punjab here today.

Police accused of inaction, registering false cases

Police accused of inaction, registering false cases

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The district police have been accused of inaction and registering false cases.

Five cellphones recovered from Mansa jail within a week

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

MANSA: Raising a question on the security arrangements at the Mansa jail, five cellphones were recovered from the premises of the jail within a week.

Sanitation workers object to selection committee

Sanitation workers object to selection committee

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Sanitation workers today burnt an effigy of Mayor Balwant Rai Nath outside the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) office over the recruitment of 328 sanitation workers.

Damaged pipeline waterlogs road

Damaged pipeline waterlogs road

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The main pipeline laid for the disposal of sewage and rainwater from Power House Road today got damaged near Haji Ratan Chowk due to which sewage got accumulated on the main GT Road.

No headway over irregularities in recruitment

No headway over irregularities in recruitment

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The committee constituted to probe irregularities in the recruitment of data entry operators and under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan today held its fourth meeting at the MCB office but officials failed to present full record.

College MD arrested for Rs30 lakh fraud

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The police have arrested Gurukul College MD Bhushan Kumar for duping a city resident of Rs 30 lakh.

Despite warnings, sale of adulterated food goes on in city

Despite warnings, sale of adulterated food goes on in city

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: A week after the Health Department cracked the whip on the sale of adulterated food items and ordered closure of two vends selling mango-shakes, many such vends are still functioning in the city, putting the lives of consumers at risk.

Private schools try to sidestep responsibility

Private schools try to sidestep responsibility

20 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Under pressure from the District Transport Department and the District Safe School Vahan Committee to ensure safe travel of students to and from schools, private schools have now started passing the buck by shifting the responsibility to the parents.

SCHOOL NOTES

Medals in boxing c’ship

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Police Public School, Bathinda, won a silver medal and two bronze medals at Sansarpur village, Jalandhar Cantonment at the Punjab State Sub-Junior Championship (boxing) which was held recently.

BRIEFLY

Trade body appoints chief

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: A meeting of the Sarafa Association was held on Thursday in the city wherein Darevjeet Thakur was unanimously elected as the new president of the association.

Girl jumps into lake, savedSNIPPETS

Girl jumps into lake, saved

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

Bathinda: A girl jumped into one of the lakes of Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) to commit suicide.

Bus owner held for fraud

Bus owner held for fraud

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: The Criminal Investigation Agency-2 of the Bathinda police have recovered two buses with same number PB03-AP-3299 and arrested the owner, Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Gehri Bhagi village.

Villagers allege denial of water rights

Villagers allege denial of water rights

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Nasibpura village in Talwandi Sabo, in a complaint to Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, ADGP Vigilance and the State Commission for SC/ST have alleged exploitation of Dalit rights in the village.

No dog registration process yet

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: Despite the state government orders in 2013, Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has failed to initiate the registration of dogs in the city to date.

Maluka accused of implicating people in wrong cases

Maluka accused of implicating people in wrong cases

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: The Malwa Youth Federation leader and gangster-turned-politician Lakha Sidana today made an allegation against SAD leader Sikander Singh Maluka for getting wrong cases registered against innocent persons during the 10-year rule of the SAD-BJP government in the state.

Mercury rises by 6 degrees, hotter days ahead

Mercury rises by 6 degrees, hotter days ahead

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: Making the residents of the city and its adjoining areas feel the heat, the mercury rose by almost six degrees as compared to yesterday.

Bathinda junction ranked 57th in cleanliness survey

Bathinda junction ranked 57th in cleanliness survey

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda railway junction has been ranked 57th in the cleanliness survey conducted for 407 railway stations in the country by the Union Railway Ministry.

Newborn dies, kin blame doctors

Newborn dies, kin blame doctors

19 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: High drama was witnessed at the Civil Hospital here today after kin of a lady, who lost her newborn child, accused doctors of negligence.

Slaughterhouse near Sanjay Basti lacks modern equipment

Slaughterhouse near Sanjay Basti lacks modern equipment

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA: A slaughterhouse near Sanjay Basti has failed to follow the standards set by the government due to lack of infrastructure and modern facilities.

RECRUITMENT

Councillors, sanitation workers at loggerheads

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA:The Sanitation Workers' Union and SAD-BJP councillors are at loggerheads over the recruitment of new sanitation workers.

Scheme for ex-servicemen

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA:Maj Gen SPS Grewal (retd), chairman, PESCO, Punjab, on Wednesday visited the District Sainik Welfare Board.

Pensioners seek fulfilment of demands, meet DC

Pensioners seek fulfilment of demands, meet DC

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Government Pensioners Welfare Association today met Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra and submitted a memorandum of demands, addressed to the state government.

DIG interacts with listeners in live radio show

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA: Ashish Chaudhry, DIG, Bathinda range, was the guest in a live radio show at All India Radio (FM), Bathinda.

Residents threaten to intensify stir if liquor vend not shifted

Residents threaten to intensify stir if liquor vend not shifted

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of the Kacha Dhobiana area today raised their voice against the liquor vend opened in their area.

Wing formed to nab POs faces problems due to lack of facilities

Wing formed to nab POs faces problems due to lack of facilities

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA: The state government has formed a wing in each district to nab proclaimed offenders (POs).

Seven arrested with illicit liquor

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police have booked 10 persons under the Excise Act of whom seven have been arrested with illicit liquor.

Prices of veggies fall with increase in supply

Prices of veggies fall with increase in supply

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA: The price of onions has dropped to Rs 10 per kg in the vegetable market while street vendors are selling it at Rs 15 per kg.

Despite ban, buses continue to blow pressure horns

Despite ban, buses continue to blow pressure horns

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA: Despite ban, a large number of private and school buses are using pressure horns in the city.

No water for five years, all hopes dry up

No water for five years, all hopes dry up

18 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

BATHINDA: After waiting for more than five years, not only the water pipelines but also the hopes of residents of Dashmesh Nagar have dried up.

SNIPPETS

Four held with illicit liquor

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

Bathinda: The police have registered four cases under the Excise Act in the past 24 hours.

Research programme

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

TALWANDI SABO:Guru Kashi University has recently started a research programme on Chenopodium quinoa, an annual crop grown for seeds.

Trial run for serving food in packets faces hiccups

Trial run for serving food in packets faces hiccups

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:The first trial run by Red Cross Society to provide food at a cheaper price in packets under the ‘Sasti Rasoi’ scheme has faced initial hiccups.

DRUNKEN DRIVING

Orbit bus driver among three issued challans

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:Drivers of an Orbit bus and a school van were issued challans for drunken driving at Fauji Chowk here on last night.

Unemployed Linemen Union accuses state govt of dashing its hopes

Unemployed Linemen Union accuses state govt of dashing its hopes

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:The local unit of the Unemployed Linemen Union, Punjab, convened a meeting of its members at Children’s Park here today.

DC urges farmers to increase area under cotton crop

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:To increase the area under the cotton crop under the diversification project, Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra today visited some villages of Bathinda and Maur that are lying at the tail end of canals.

Farmer union, kin sit on indefinite dharna

Farmer union, kin sit on indefinite dharna

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:Adamant on their demands, family members of Jaswant Singh, who had committed suicide, and members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) Ugrahan today sat on an indefinite dharna at Lehra Bega village outside the house of the deceased.

Shooting: Players spend own money on guns

Shooting: Players spend own money on guns

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:Shooting, like golf, is known to a sport for the well heeled and the same is being proved true at Government Rajindra College here.

Petrol pump sealed: Fuel stations go on strike

Petrol pump sealed: Fuel stations go on strike

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:Fuel stations observed a half-day strike in the city today over sealing of a petrol pump at Gole Diggi late last night over allegations of providing less fuel to a customer than what he paid for.

Rampura bus fire: SHO transferred

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:Rampura City police station SHO Kamaljit Singh has been transferred.

Bank employees protest RBI stance on privatisation

Bank employees protest RBI stance on privatisation

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:The United Forum of Bank Unions held a demonstration in front of the administrative office of State Bank of India here today.

Husband in jail, wife gang-raped

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA:A woman was gang-raped, videographed, blackmailed to repeatedly exploit her by her paternal uncle.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Garbage collectors oppose Centre’s move, threaten stir

Garbage collectors oppose Centre’s move, threaten stir

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Centre’s plan for launching a nationwide scheme for dry and wet segregation of garbage from households on World Environment Day has got a blow in the City Beautiful with garbage collectors protesting against the move at a meeting with the MC Joint Commissioner today.

Set up fresh panel to save Sukhna: HC

Set up fresh panel to save Sukhna: HC

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today rapped the authorities concerned in Chandigarh for the drying up of Sukhna Lake.

At Estate Office, it’s first in, first out

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major step towards revamp of public dealing, the Estate Office has ended the powers of officials in disposal of files at their own level.

Your leftovers will feed empty bellies

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: City residents’ food will not go waste anymore as the leftovers will reach the hungry for the MC has tied up with an NGO that will be a call away to collect the food from households, birthday parties and marriage venues.

Back home, Mogambo khush hua!THIEVES LEAVE PUPPY IN BACKYARD OF JMIC’S HOUSE

Back home, Mogambo khush hua!

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after the UT police registered a case of theft after a six-month-old pit bull puppy, Mogambo, owned by a Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMIC), was stolen from outside the judicial officer’s house in Sector 19, the thieves left the dog back at the house.

‘Rape victim’ held on extortion charge

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: An IT professional who had alleged rape by a contractual employee of Hotel Taj, Chandigarh, was arrested today by the Amritsar police on an extortion charge after the woman made a similar complaint against the manager of a hotel on Queens Road in Amritsar.

Proposal decent, surroundings not

Proposal decent, surroundings not

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Picture this: Three youths live in an area where one can die of stink, but this is not what they are bothered about.

UT Administration begins survey for traffic volume on roads

UT Administration begins survey for traffic volume on roads

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: In order to decide the future modes of transport for the city, the Chandigarh Administration has started a survey of traffic volume on the city roads.

HC paves way for allotment of parking areas in city

HC paves way for allotment of parking areas in city

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition, whereby the process of allotting 25 parking areas through an e-tender process had hit a roadblock.

It may rain in city today

It may rain in city today

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: With light showers and cloud cover predicted for tomorrow,, respite from the heat wave is expected.

NEW SERIES CH01-BM

Server failed during auction, says applicant; demands probe

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The e- auction of the vehicle registration numbers of new series “CH01-BM” for choice registration became embroiled in a controversy after a resident Jasjeet Singh Dhillon filed a complaint before the Registration and the Licensing Authorities today that that he failed to get choice number due to the technical glitches occurred at the last moment of the auction.

52 dogs vaccinated at camp in Kaimbwala

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in coordination with the Department of Animal Husbandry, Chandigarh Administration, today organised an anti-rabies vaccination-cum-humane education camp at Kaimbwala village.

Encroachments razed at Sector 38

Encroachments razed at Sector 38

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The joint team of the Estate Office removed the encroachments on the government land during the drive carried out in Sector 38 today.

Teach theatre in schools, says MP Kirron Kher

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

Chandigarh: MP Kirron Kher on Monday asked the DPI (Schools) to start classes in theatre and music in schools so that students excel in these fields also. She also said the subject on social responsibility should also be taught in schools.

New Mohali ISBT has everything but buses

New Mohali ISBT has everything but buses

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: The new Baba Banda Singh Bahadur bus stand at Phase VI was inaugurated with much fanfare, but seeing the fall in the number of buses there, its future seems uncertain.

Man creates fake ID for suite in UT Guest House

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Twentyone-year-old fraudster, Mohik Singh, a resident of Delhi, who posed as an official of the Ministry of External Affairs to book a room at the UT Guest House, had created a fake email ID — ‘highcommisionofindiamea’ — to send an email to the DC office.

Theft at house in Sec 8

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: A case of theft at a house was reported from Sector 8.

Three arrested with opium

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Narcotics Control Bureau, Chandigarh Zonal Unit, today arrested three persons and seized 6.040 kg of opium, one country made pistol and Rs 2.56 lakh in cash from them.

Punjab minister visits author at hospital

Punjab minister visits author at hospital

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab Health Minister, Brahm Mohindra, visited at Fortis Hospital to meet noted author, litterateur and playwright Prof Ajmer Aulakh (75), who has been under treatment here for the past few days.

Sidelined, non-teaching staff oppose Central status to PU

Sidelined, non-teaching staff oppose Central status to PU

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The teaching staff at Panjab University (PU) are gearing up to submit a proposal, demanding the Central status for the university.

Panjab varsity to maintain visitors’ record at admn block

Panjab varsity to maintain visitors’ record at admn block

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Now, everyone wanting to enter the administrative block of Panjab University (PU) is required to enter his details and purpose of visit in a register.

At Dappar, students learn the hard way

At Dappar, students learn the hard way

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

DAPPAR/ LALRU: Staff crunch, lack of infrastructure and leakage in rooms are the problems one can find on a visit to Government Elementary School in Dappar near Lalru here.

Clean washroom? Certainly, a jackpotHOSTELS IN A MESS-IV

Clean washroom? Certainly, a jackpot

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The first place most people visit after waking up is the washroom.

MA (English) students given wrong question paper

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two students of MA (English), second semester, at Panjab University received incorrect question paper on Monday.

Ramanpreet Kaur tops Mohali districtPSEB CLASS X RESULTS

Ramanpreet Kaur tops Mohali district

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: Two girl students from different private schools of Mohali district proved to be saving grace for the district by securing berths in the provisional merit list of PSEB Class X results here.

Poor performance by P’kula continuesHARYANA BOARD OF SCHOOL EDUCATION CLASS X EXAMS

Poor performance by P’kula continues

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

PANCHKULA: After poor show in Class XII exams, poor show by Panchkula district continues in Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) Class X examination, results of which were declared today.

Dismal show by Mohali, yet again

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: Continuing its dismal show in Punjab School Education Board’s Class X results, Mohali, the so-called educational hub and the most advanced districts of the state, has again hit the bottom in the district-wise merit list, along with Fazilka district.

Patiala district second on merit list

Patiala district second on merit list

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA:Though the Patiala district has secured second position as 52 students were able to secure their names in the merit list in the Class X results of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), the pass percentage remained terribly low, which linger on only 47.72 per cent.

20 students from Playways School shine

20 students from Playways School shine

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA:Nancy of Playways Senior Secondary School stood third by securing 98.31 per cent marks in the sports category in the Class X results of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), which were declared on Monday.

SCHOOL NOTES

Model UN event ends

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

Chandigarh: A two-day model United Nations event ended at Hansraj Public School. As many 180 delegates, representing 135 nations from various schools, participated in the event, which was jointly organised with a club of students at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. Besides regular committees of the UN, a new committee, namely AIPPM (All India Political Party Meet), was also added to the event.

Teachers seek promotion

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Cadre Educational Employees’ Union met Education Secretary KK Jindal and discussed the issue of pending promotions of teachers.

BRIFFLY

2 held for damaging car

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

Chandigarh: Two youths, natives of Haryana, were arrested by the Chandigarh Police for creating a ruckus and breaking the windowpane of a car in Sector 22 on Sunday night.

Form debt settlement forum for farmers, MP Gandhi urges govt

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA:“Despite the Punjab government’s assurance to waive loans of farmers, the spate of farmer suicides continues unabated.

Arhtiya commits suicide at shop

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA:An arhtiya allegedly committed suicide at his shop in the AC sabzi mandi situated on the Sanaur road.

Aryan, Sidharth in 2nd round

Aryan, Sidharth in 2nd round

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Aryan Thakur defeated Prag Sheron 6-1 6-0 to enter the boys’ U-14 second round in the ongoing STA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here today.

LCC lift Bhagat Singh T20 trophy

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH:Livewire Coaching Centre (LCC) won Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Trophy after defeating Mohali Cricket Club by 19 runs in the final match here today.

St. Kabir, DPS in final

St. Kabir, DPS in final

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: St. Kabir School, Sector 26, will face Delhi Public School, Sector 40, in the Brother Mc Cann U-14 Inter-School Cricket Tournament final at St. John’s High School, Sector 26, here on Tuesday.

Khattar hails Anita for a rare double

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today congratulated Anita Kundu for completing a rare double by scaling the Mount from China side.

Titles for Onkar, Mahika on Day 1

Titles for Onkar, Mahika on Day 1

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH:Onkar Singh topped the U-6 category, while Deeyon Sain Pap clinched the U-7 title on the opening day of a golf tournament organised by Milkha Charitable Trust at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Venue for Canoe Sprints C’ship shifted

Venue for Canoe Sprints C’ship shifted

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Kayaking and Canoeing Association of Chandigarh today decided to shift the venue of the upcoming All-India Open Canoe Sprints Championship to Kapurthala, following inadequate water level in Sukhna Lake.

BRIEFLY: SPORT

Hunar wins junior golf title

23 May 2017 | 2:45 AM

Hunar Mittal carded a total of 236 to win the Eastern India Ladies and Junior Girls Golf Championship in Jamshedpur.

Mogambo is back! Puppy stolen from outside house left back by thieves

Mogambo is back! Puppy stolen from outside house left back by thieves

22 May 2017 | 6:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: A six-month old pit bull puppy, Mogambo, owned by Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMIC), which was stolen from outside the judicial officer’s house, has been left back at the house allegedly by the thieves.

Soon, Chhatbir Zoo to become hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts

Soon, Chhatbir Zoo to become hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:If everything goes as planned then Chhatbir Zoo will become a hotspot for adventure enthusiasts.

Beware! Your fruit could harm youARTIFICIAL RIPENING

Beware! Your fruit could harm you

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the Health Department tightening the noose around traders to curb the use of calcium carbide for artificial ripening of fruits at the fruit and vegetable market in Sector 26, the traders have replaced it with the Chinese ethylene powder.

City win sub-junior hockey meet

City win sub-junior hockey meet

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Chandigarh beat Sports Authority of India (SAI) 4-0 to win the Hockey India seventh Sub-junior Men’s National Hockey Championship.

Minister honours achievers

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

PATIALA:A cultural and award ceremony was organised by Sood Sabha in the auditorium of the NorthZone Cultural Centre (NZCC) here.

Teachers seek regularisation of jobs

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

PATIALA:Members of the 5178 Master Cadre Union held a state-level convention here in the city.

Teachers accuse BPEO of harassment

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

PATIALA:Members of the SC/BC Teachers’ Union levelled allegations of harassing them against Bhadson-2 Block Primary Education Officer (BPEO) and demanded his transfer from the block.

Congress has failed to deliver: SAD

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

PATIALA:Annoyed over the Congress’ propaganda of a white paper on the drug situation in the state, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary and MP Prem Singh Chandumajra said today that they would soon be coming out with a white paper on various development works being carried out during the SAD-BJP regime during their 10-year tenure from 2007 to 2017.

SNIPPETS

Man thrown on live wires, dies

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

Banur: The local police on Sunday booked a man for allegedly murdering a resident of Chhat village by throwing him on live wires here.

Chandigarh win ML Markan trophy

Chandigarh win ML Markan trophy

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI:Chandigarh played out a draw against Mohali to win the Punjab Inter-District U-16 Championship for ML Markan Trophy on the basis of first innings lead.

St Stephen’s beat Baptist school

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, defeated Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, by nine wickets in the ongoing Brother Mc Cann U-17 Inter-School Cricket Tournament.

Aryan overpowers Aditya with ease

Aryan overpowers Aditya with ease

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aryan Thakur defeated Aditya Bansal 6-3 6-2 in the final qualifying round of boys’ U-16 category in the ongoing STA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1.

Himal wins Pavna Chess Championship

Himal wins Pavna Chess Championship

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Himal Gusain won the third Pavna All India Fide Rated Chess Tournament at Aligarh today.

Bankers take to novel way, offer roses to loan defaulters

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab National Bank officials on Sunday held a silent and peaceful demonstration against loan defaulters in the tricity.

Fire-safety norms: 90 buildings on MC radar

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:More than 90 government buildings are on the radar of the Municipal Corporation as the Fire Department has decided to start the review of the fire safety audit carried out last year.

MP inaugurates gym

MP inaugurates gym

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

Chandigarh: MP Kirron Kher inaugurated an air-conditioned gym in the Community Centre at Sector 42 on Sunday.

Raise the bar to check collapse of education systemOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Raise the bar to check collapse of education system

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

RK KAPOOR:Government schools are suffering due to the slack attitude of teachers and principals, who are only bothered about their monthly salary.

BRIEFLY

Two booked for fraud

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

Kharar: The Kharar city police have registered a case under Sections 406, 420, 465, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC against Amarjit Singh and Anil Kumar for committing fraud with Bank of India, Kharar, by depositing fake documents.

KILLER STRETCHES

28 months, 628 precious lives snuffed out on Mohali roads

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI:As many as 628 persons have lost their lives and 822 persons suffered injuries in accidents in the past 28 months on Mohali roads, which are certainly of top class if compared those with road infrastructure in any other district in Punjab.

Sale of unhygienic, unstamped meat goes unchecked in Lalru

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

LALRU:Next time you take that walk down to your local butchers, spare a thought for what you will be buying and consuming.

AAP leader lashes out at state govt

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Due to the lackadaisical approach of the state government, people are not getting old-age pension and other benefits and if the state government failed to initiate any action in this regard, the AAP would be forced to launch a state-wide protest.

Some respite, at last

Some respite, at last

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

Rain and thundershowers across the tricity on Sunday led to fall in day temperature bringing much needed respite to residents.

City residents fall prey to ATM, credit card frauds

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gullible city residents continue to fallprey to ATM and credit-card frauds.

No lessons learnt!REPORTERS’ DIARY

No lessons learnt!

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

It seems that the UT Department of Engineering was waiting for some incident to happen before setting things right in the UT Secretariat building.

Cong pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi

Cong pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Congress paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary at a function held at the Congress Bhawan at Sector 35 today.

SIT formed to crack teacher murder case

SIT formed to crack teacher murder case

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

PANCHKULA:While the Panchkula police have miserably failed to make any headway in the murder of the 39-year-old schoolteacher who was found murdered on the night of May 11, the police has now formed a special investigation team (SIT) to crack the case.

Liquor ban hits cab business

Liquor ban hits cab business

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Apex court ban on serving of liquor falling in the vicinity of 500 meters from the national and state highways has hit business of cab drivers.

Dr Palta & his comedy of errorsART & CULTURE

Dr Palta & his comedy of errors

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Theatre House group, supported by the Department of UT Cultural Affairs and the Tagore Theatre Society presented a Punjabi play, “Dr Piara Singh Palta”, as part of the Jaspal Bhatti comedy series at Tagore theatre here today.

Day of Biological Diversity observed

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Society Natural Biodiversity and the PU Staff Club collaborated with the Punjab Biodiveristy Board and the UNESCO Network Chair to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 20 and 21 at Panjab University.

At PU, marauding monkeys have a field dayHOSTELS IN A MESS-III

At PU, marauding monkeys have a field day

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Monkeys have become a source of constant trouble for hostel inmates at Panjab University.

Behlolpur residents write to minister against school head's transfer

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI:Residents of Behlolpur village, panches and sarpanches of nearby villages wrote to the Punjab Education Minister to stop the transfer of the headmistress of Government High School there.

1,600 take JEE (Advanced) at four centres in cityTESTING TIMES

1,600 take JEE (Advanced) at four centres in city

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

Close to 1,600 students appeared for the JEE (Advanced), held at four centres in Chandigarh, on Sunday.

4,197 appear for five-year LLB course entranceVISITORS’ CAVALCADE

4,197 appear for five-year LLB course entrance

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

As many as 4,197 candidates appeared for the entrance exam of the BA/BCom LLB (Hons) five-year integrated course of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh.

Mogambo gayab hua!6-MONTH-OLD PIT BULL STOLEN FROM OUTSIDE JMIC’S HOUSE

Mogambo gayab hua!

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:A six-month-old pit bull puppy, Mogambo, owned by a Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMIC), was stolen from outside the judicial officer’s government house in Sector 19.

Youth poses as MEA official for room, held

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 21-year-old youth, a resident of Delhi, was arrested by the Chandigarh Police today for posing as an official of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a bid to rent a room at the UT Guest House.

6 months on, ex-MLA booked for assault

22 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Almost six months after Jasjit Singh Bunny, son of a former Punjab minister, the late Capt Kanwaljit Singh, allegedly thrashed an AAP worker at his house in Sector 9, the Chandigarh Police have registered a case against him.

English Literary WeekSCHOOL NOTES

English Literary Week

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

Tribune Model School celebrated English Literary Week which ended on Saturday.

Candidates fret over date clash of entrance exams

21 May 2017 | 2:40 AM

Chandigarh: Candidates preparing for medical entrance exams are fretting over clash of two important exams.

Ranbir powers St. John’s to victory

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts St. John’s High School, Sector 26, beat St. Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, by six wickets in the ongoing Brother Mc Cann Under-17 Inter School Cricket tournament, here today.

Ex-cop seeks compensation

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

Chandigarh: Retired UT police inspector Kuldeep Singh has filed a civil suit claiming damages of Rs 75 lakh against the UT Administration and the police for implicating him in a false case in which he was acquitted by a local court.

Centre ignoring states’ plea on agrarian crisis, says Cong

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

JALANDHAR: AICC spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi today slammed the Centre for not paying a heed to the demand of the states for saving them from the agrarian crisis.

HALSA organises workshop

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

Panchkula: A workshop for Chief Judicial Magistrates-cum- whole-time secretaries, District Legal Services Authorities of Haryana has been organised by Haryana State Legal Services Authority (HALSA) on at the administrative building of HALSA, Sector 14, Panchkula.

Criminal lands in police netSNIPPETS

Criminal lands in police net

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

Mohali: In the case of a motorcycle being taken away at gunpoint in Phase VII here on Thursday, the police have arrested one person.

Twin medals for Arnav in gymnastics

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Arnav Nathani of Saupin’s School, Sector 32, clinched two gold medals on the opening day of the maiden Tricity Inter School Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament at the Sector 7 Sports Complex here today.

St. Soldier lift football trophyBRIEFLY

St. Soldier lift football trophy

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

St. Soldier International School, Sector 28, beat Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, by a solitary goal to win the 8th St. Soldier Football Trophy on Saturday.

Bhullar stays in contention for title at Thai Open

Bhullar stays in contention for title at Thai Open

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

BANGKOK:Gaganjeet Bhullar stayed in contention for his third title in just over six months, as he was only two shots behind overnight co-leader Thai Rattanon Wannasrichan (65) after the penultimate round of the USD 300,000 Thailand Open here today.

City boys drub Odisha, enter junior national final

City boys drub Odisha, enter junior national final

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Chandigarh put in a superlative performance to drub Hockey Odisha 10-1 to set up the title clash with Sports Authority of India (SAI) in the 7th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) A Division in Bengaluru today.

Chandigarh smell victory

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

MOHALI:Akshit Rana scored an unbeaten century as Chandigarh gained a massive 403-run lead against hosts Mohali on the penultimate day of their U-16 ML Markan Trophy final at the PCA stadium here today.

FM’S FAKE ID

Case registered against unknown persons

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

MOHALI:A case has been registered against unknown persons for creating a fake ID of the Punjab Finance Minister on a social networking site at the Punjab Cyber Crime police station, Phase IV.

Thieves decamp with cash

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

Zirakpur: Thieves struck at a flat of Rishi Apartment, Zirakpur, and decamped with jewellery and other valuables worth lakhs of rupees.

Thieves target medical shop, decamp with cash

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Thieves struck at a medical store at Kheri Naudh Singh village and decamped with Rs 40,000.

UT TEACHERS RECRUITMENT SCAM

UT police to get mastermind Guruji on production warrant

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The arrest of mastermind in the UT teachers’ recruitment scam by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau, will lead to various disclosures in the case as the UT police will be bringing mastermind Sanjay Kumar Shrivastava (37), alias Guruji, alias Master Ji, alias Mithlesh Pandey, on production warrant.

BOUNCER’S KILLING

Accused Dalbir already in Mohali police custody

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

MOHALI:Dalbir Singh, whose name has cropped up during the investigation in bouncer Meet murder case by the Panchkula police, has already been arrested by the Mohali police.

Police suspect Mani, Ladi’s role in Baltana murder case

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Senior police officials of Mohali today questioned Amandeep Singh, alias Mani, and Harjinder Singh, alias Ladi, who were arrested by the Panchkula police in connection with Bouncer Amit Sharma, alias Meet’s murder.

Man booked for killing wife

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

Patiala: A resident of Tohra village, Suraaz Mohammed, near here has been booked for murdering his own wife under the influence of liquor.

‘Review move to shut transformer repair units’

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:The PSEB Engineers Association has demanded that the decision to close down transformer repair workshops by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) be reviewed.

Residents’ assn seeks cleanliness

Residents’ assn seeks cleanliness

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:Members of the Residents’ Joint Welfare Association submitted a memorandum to Punjab Cabinet Minister Brahm Mohindra against the rising level of pollution in the city.

Centre’s decision will benefit firms: MP

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

Asking the state government to call a special Assembly session to pass a resolution against the GM mustard, Dr Gandhi alleged that the Union Government was out to destroy the biodiversity of the country to benefit giant seed companies like Monsanto and Dow, which is not only against interests of farmers who will be compelled to buy costly seeds in the future but also against interests of consumers and the autonomy of the state.

Reject GM mustard, Gandhi to CM

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, Member Parliament (MP), Patiala, has shot a letter to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, requesting him to call a special session of the Punjab Assembly and pass a unanimous resolution on the lines of the Kerala Assembly to reject the introduction of GM mustard in Punjab and thus save the age-old genetic pool and diversity of various crops.

Schools yet to learn a lesson

Schools yet to learn a lesson

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:Despite instructions to ensure safe transportation for schoolchildren, schools in the district are regularly flouting the norms set by the government in this regard.

Ramgarh school students fail in Class XII exams

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

Chandigarh: Of total six students of the science stream of Government Senior Secondary School, Ramgarh, who appeared in Class XII exams of the Haryana Board of School Education, not even a single student passed.

City girl strikes gold

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Monica Sachdeva had been awarded the University Gold Medal for securing first position in the master in social work examination of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

PAPER LEAK SCAM

One more arrested from Varanasi

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

MOHALI:A Vigilance Flying Squad I team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau claimed to have arrested one more accused from Varanasi in the infamous paper leak scam.

NIIFT students present research projects

NIIFT students present research projects

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:MSc students of the fashion marketing and management and garment manufacturing technology of the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) Mohali, presented their final research projects today.

Frequent power cuts at PU hit the exam-boundHOSTELS IN A MESS-II

Frequent power cuts at PU hit the exam-bound

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:As examinations are onat Panjab University, hostellers are facing problems due to frequent power cuts.

In 5 years, PU to lay off 36% non-teaching staff

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to reduce its expenditures, the fund crunched Panjab University is looking to lay off 36 per cent of its non-teaching staff in a phased manner.

Students on virus clean-up mode

Students on virus clean-up mode

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two students of a Punjab-based private university claimed to have worked out a solution to ransomware.

National Highway 21— the road unknown

National Highway 21— the road unknown

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:There’s a twist to the controversy surrounding the status of National Highway-21.

Time and tide not on Sukhna’s side

Time and tide not on Sukhna’s side

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:By starting the de-silting process in Sukhna Lake, the Chandigarh Administration has not only ignored the advice of experts, but has also unheeded the report of the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee.

TDSAT launches website

TDSAT launches website

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) launched its new website at a seminar on Saturday.

Villagers stand up for principal, lock schoolPUBLIC SUPPORT

Villagers stand up for principal, lock school

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

MOHALI:High drama was witnessed at Behlolpur village when residents locked the Government High School following the transfer of its headmistress today.

Cop lets speeding car go, suspended

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Head Constable (HC) of the UT police was today suspended for dereliction of duty.

0005 gets highest bid of  Rs 3.61 lakh

0005 gets highest bid of Rs 3.61 lakh

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

The much sought after number, 0001, lost its charm this time with 0005 getting higher bid in the auction for fancy numbers of new series CH01 BM that concluded here today.

Three garbage bins at Sector 46 shifted from roadshow route

Three garbage bins at Sector 46 shifted from roadshow route

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Not caring two hoots about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation shifted location of garbage bins in Sector 46 from the route of BJP national president Amit Shah’s roadshow route.

Visit a flop show: Cong

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Terming the visit of BJP national president Amit Shah a flop show, Congress leaders said the BJP had misused the official machinery and all rules and the regulations were broken during his visit.

Shah gets a rousing welcomeBJP PREZ’S VISIT

Shah gets a rousing welcome

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:On the beats of dhol and showering of petals, BJP national president Amit Shah was welcomed on his arrival to the City Beautiful by party workers.

Shah rules out change in city BJP

Shah rules out change in city BJP

21 May 2017 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:While different groups in the BJP were pressing for organisational change in the local unit, the party’s National President, Amit Shah, today hinted that there would be no immediate change in the local leadership.

Amit Shah arrives to grand welcome in city

Amit Shah arrives to grand welcome in city

20 May 2017 | 1:34 PM

CHANDIGARH: A large number of BJP workers and supporters accorded a grand welcome to party chief Amit Shah at Chandigarh International Airport here on Saturday morning. With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha poll, Shah is travelling across states to strategise and find ways to strengthen the party at the grass-roots level.

St. Soldier boys to play Shishu Niketan for title

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts St. Soldier School, Sector 28, drubbed Sri Guru Harkrishan School, Sector 38, 3-0 to enter the 8th Saint Soldier Football Trophy final here today.

BRIFFLY

ASI stabbed by youths

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: An ASI of the Punjab Police, Hans Raj, was stabbed and his bag allegedly snatched by three unknown youths on the road separating Sectors 9 and 10 during the wee hours of Thursday.

Inder, Vansh win gold

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

MOHALI: Gian Jyoti Global School won six medals, including four gold, at the NTTA Open Inter School Taekwondo Championship here.

Adil ends 2nd in Tamil Nadu

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH:City boy Adil Bir Singh carded a final round of four-under 68 to finish tied-second in the Tamil Nadu Junior Boys Golf Championship at the Clover Greens Golf Course in Hosur today.

Bhullar zooms into lead, Jeev cards 63

Bhullar zooms into lead, Jeev cards 63

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

BANGKOK:Experienced golfer Jeev Milkha Singh turned the clock back with a flawless eight-under 63 while Gaganjeet Bhullar carried on the momentum with a five-under 66 to grab a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the USD 300,000 Thailand Open here today.

DPS log 10-wicket victory over Holy Child

DPS log 10-wicket victory over Holy Child

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH:Delhi Public School (DPS), Sector 40, beat Holy Child Public School, Sector 64, by 10 wickets in the ongoing Brother MC Cann Under-17 Cricket Tournament at St.

All-round Yuvraj puts city back on trackMARKAN TROPHY

All-round Yuvraj puts city back on track

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

MOHALI:Skipper Yuvraj Chaudhary smashed a half-century before claiming three wickets to help Chandigarh claw back into the match against hosts Mohali on the second day of the U-16 ML Markan Trophy final at the PCA Stadium today.

City doc secures 7th rank in AIIMS exam

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

PATIALA:Dr Samman Verma made his parents and institute proud by achieving 7th rank in the medical entrance examination of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) held this month.

AFFILIATION TO VARSITY

Ayurvedic college in soup

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

PATIALA:The Government Ayurvedic College authorities are in the soup again as the two-member team of experts held a surprise visit on the college campus today and pointed out various anomalies in the functioning of the institute.

Fulfil demands or face agitation, says teachers' union

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: A meeting of the district council of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union was held in MCM D A V College, Sector 36 today.

Experts from IIT visit PU’s fire-affected block

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team of experts from IIT-Roorkee visited Panjab University’s fire affected administrative block today.

Khemkaran is PUSU chief

Khemkaran is PUSU chief

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Preparations for student council elections at Panjab University have begun as PUSU announced its 14-member panel today.

Sabha flays govt for ‘ignoring community’

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

PATIALA:In connection with various incidents of violence and discrimination against scheduled castes, representatives of the Chamar Maha Sabha and other organisations led by Sabha President Paramjit Singh Kainth today submitted a memorandum through the Deputy Commissioner of Patiala, to PM Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee.

Kher lays stone of community centre in Sec 52

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: City MP Kirron Kher on Friday laid the foundation stone of a community centre at Kajheri village, Sector 52.

Ahead of Shah’s visit, lobbying for post of city BJP chief begins

Ahead of Shah’s visit, lobbying for post of city BJP chief begins

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the BJP gearing up for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, hectic lobbying has begun for the city MP ticket as well as the post of the local BJP president ahead of party chief Amit Shah’s visit tomorrow.

24 get notice for water ban violation

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

MOHALI: As many as 24 notices were issued today by the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation for violation of the ban imposed on the use of water during the morning hours, taking the total number of notices to 1,102.

Woman attempts suicide in Mohali

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

MOHALI: A 24-year-old woman allegedly attempted to commit suicide on the railway line near Phase XI here this evening.

3 snatchings in city

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three snatchings were reported in the city in the past 24 hours.

Narrow escape in freak mishap

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a freak accident, a Swift car and an auto were crushed after a speeding tempo that was hit by an SUV tossed into the air and fell on the vehicles at the Industrial Area, Phase I, today.

PAPER LEAK SCAM

Accused brought on production warrant

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

MOHALI: Officials of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau brought one of the accused in the paper leak scam on a production warrant from the Patiala jail.

HC sets 2-month deadline for removing Sec 17 violations

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has set a two-month deadline for occupiers/tenants of Sector 17 shops to remove violations before filing affidavits on compliance before the UT Estate Officer.

NADA VILLAGE LAND

HC orders status quo

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Acting on a petition alleging that the land transferred by Nada village gram panchayat in 1966 to “Provincial Government Capitol Project, Chandigarh” was being encroached upon by land grabbers in connivance with revenue authorities, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the maintenance of status quo.

CHB’s fee concession for women, elderly

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has decided to give concession in the transfer fee to women and senior citizens.

A murder well-planned, well-executed

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: The killing of bouncer Amit Sharma, alias Meet, was planned and well-executed by seven assailants who had done a recee for several days before gunning down the victim.

Surrendered, not arrested: Accused

Surrendered, not arrested: Accused

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the Panchkula police claimed to have arrested Amandeep Singh, alias Mani, and Harjinder Singh, alias Ladi, from the Chandimandir area in the murder case of bouncer Amit Sharma, alias Meet, a video of Mani and Ladi today went viral in which the duo claimed to have surrendered before the Panchkula CIA on May 18.

Badnore for study to save Sukhna

Badnore for study to save Sukhna

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Expressing concern over the receding water level of Sukhna Lake, which has also been echoed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has stressed the need for a comprehensive study to look into various options of providing additional water to the lake.

Woman, 2 kids found dead on railway track

Woman, 2 kids found dead on railway track

20 May 2017 | 1:35 AM

DERA BASSI: Mystery shrouds the death of a 45-year-old woman and her two children whose bodies were found under the railway overbridge on a railway track at Dera Bassi here today.

HARYANA BOARD CLASS XII RESULTS

39.69% unable to clear Class XII in Panchkula

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

PANCHKULA: The results of Class XII exams, which were declared by the Haryana School Education Board today, witnessed a poor pass percentage of 60.31 in Panchkula.

2 arrested for bouncer’s murderMEET MURDER

2 arrested for bouncer’s murder

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

PANCHKULA:Two accused, Amandeep Singh, alias Mani, and Harjinder Singh, alias Ladi, both from Zirakpur, were arrested by the Panchkula police today in the murder case of bouncer Amit Sharma, alias Meet.

6 city hockey players in national camp

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two girls and four boys from the city have been selected for the junior national hockey coaching camp to be held at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru from May 24 to July 3.

Jaglan in lead at Hosur

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panipat boy Shubham Jaglan shot a three-under 68 to move into overall lead for combined Category A&B at the Yes Bank IGU Junior Amateur Golf Championships in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, today.

Harkrishan boys off to a winning start

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mukul and Aakash scored a brace each as Shri Guru Harkrishan School, Sector 38, blanked Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, 4-0 in the opening match of the 8th Saint Soldier Football Trophy here today.

City boys win national softball championship

City boys win national softball championship

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city boys have won a gold medal in the just concluded 15th Senior National Soft Tennis Championship for Men and Women at Cambridge International School in Jalandhar.

2 held with charas, ganja

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

HUSBAND:Chandigarh: In two separate cases under the NDPS Act, charas and ganja have been recovered from two city residents.

3 city boys for int’l softball competition

3 city boys for int’l softball competition

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:City softball players Nimit Kumra, Simrat Singh Gill and Kanwarpreet Singh have been selected for the International Slow Pitch Softball Championship to be held at Thai Polo Club, Pattaya, Thailand, from May 19.

Jr Tennis Nationals: Rathi crashes out

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Second seed Aditya Rathi of Haryana made an early exit from the 11th Ramesh Desai Memorial Junior Tennis Nationals for U-12 boys and girls after he went down to Karnataka’s Skanda Rao in straight sets in the quarterfinals at the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) courts in Mumbai today.

Bogey-free Bhullar lies 4th in Thailand Open

Bogey-free Bhullar lies 4th in Thailand Open

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

BANGKOK:Gaganjeet Bhullar made a welcome return to form with an error-free opening round of six-under 65, putting him in tied-fourth place at the USD 300,000 Thailand Open here today.

Bowlers put Mohali in controlMARKAN TROPHY FINAL

Bowlers put Mohali in control

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayush Goyal and Anshul Negi shared six wickets between them as Mohali reduced neighbours Chandigarh to 167/8 on the opening day of the U-16 ML Markan Trophy final at the PCA Stadium here today.

TRIBUNE IMPACT

Maintain burial grounds: Mayor to officials

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Following a report on the dilapidated condition of city burial grounds in these columns, Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal today ordered officials to ensure proper lighting system, potable water, sheds, toilet blocks, tile work and boundary walls there.

Councillors told to submit report on dark spots

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Area councillors were asked to give a report on dark spots at a meeting of the Electricity Committee, Municipal Corporation, today.

Man found dead at railway station

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Officials concerned were busy passing the buck while the body of a middle-aged man, presumably dead, was lying at the parking lot of the railway station.

Punjab’s plea to recall Roojam declined

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Finding it difficult to intervene in the selection process for the post of the Special Secretary, Finance, the Chandigarh Administration has turned down the request of the Punjab Government to withdrawn the name of Varun Roojam from the Ministry of Home.

At city railway station, hygiene a dream

At city railway station, hygiene a dream

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Long queues outside ticket windows and tobacco stains along the escalator welcome visitors at the Chandigarh Railway Station, which has slipped from the sixth slot to the 48th in the Swachh Rail Survey, a part of the Swachh Survekshan-2017.

Illegal liquor vends operate in Zirakpur: MLA

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

Zirakpur: Local MLA NK Sharma on Thursday alleged that four illegal liquor vends were still running in the town.

Bomb shell found

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

Kalka: Panic gripped Amravati Enclave here after a bomb shell was recovered from the Kaushalya river.

Protest against liquor ban

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

Chandigarh: Employees of various hotels and restaurants staged a symbolic protest outside in Sector 43 against the decision of banning the sale of liquor within 500 meters of the national and the state highways on Thursday evening.

Cops in Moga to probe Manpreet fake ID case

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab State Cyber Crime Cell is investigating into a case in which Finance Minister Manpreet Singh’s identity was being used by someone else on a social networking site to seek “donation”.

Paper leak scam: Vigilance team leaves for Delhi

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI: To nab the rest seven accused in the infamous paper leak scam, a team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau has been dispatched to conduct raids in Delhi.

Ayurvedic dispensary struggles for basics

Ayurvedic dispensary struggles for basics

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

DERA BASSI: The Ayurvedic Medical Officer (AMO) at the government ayurvedic dispensary in Mukandpur village here has been forced to use washroom and drinking water facilities of Government Elementary School, situated next to it.

Cops crack blind murder cases

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The police claimed to have solved two blind murder cases with the arrest of the accused.

MP Kirron Kher inaugurates 3-lane bridge

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: MP Kirron Kher inaugurated a three-lane high-level bridge over Patiala-Ki-Rao in Dadu Majra near the Dumping Ground on Thursday.

UNDER-CONSTRUCTION MOHALI-KHARAR FLYOVER

Widen both sides of road along flyover, firm told

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI: To resolve the traffic problem being faced by commuters due to the construction of the Mohali-Kharar flyover from Balongi Bridge to Khanpur (Kharar), the district administration has directed to widen the road on both sides of the under-construction flyover within 10 days.

Gang rape: Two get 20 years in jail

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The local court today granted 20-year imprisonment to two persons who were held guilty in a case of kidnapping and gang rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Vehicle thief held, eight two-wheelers recovered

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police have arrested a youth involved in vehicle thefts and recovered eight two-wheelers from the accused.

UT to crack down on benami transactions

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: In order to curb benami transactions and black money, the Chandigarh Administration has taken a step which will help the government to identify banks accounts opened with ulterior motives of concealing unaccountable money.

Goods worth Rs 1 crore destroyed in fire

Goods worth Rs 1 crore destroyed in fire

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Goods stored in two godowns and other items in three offices were gutted when a fire broke out in two adjoining plots of the Industrial Area, Phase II, in the wee hours today.

School timings changed

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

Patiala: Patiala District Magistrate Kumar Amit today ordered to change school timings for all primary schools of the district in the wake of rising mercury. Kumar Amit issued orders to schools to operate from 8 am to 12 noon till May 31.

Seven-member committee constitutedCIVIC BODY POLL

Seven-member committee constituted

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

PATIALA:With a view to consolidating their vote bank once again and revamping the party’s organisational structure ahead of the Municipal Corporation poll, Aam Aadmi Party’s co-president of Punjab and Sunam MLA Aman Arora today constituted a seven-member committee that will shortlist candidates for the corporation poll and recommend their names to senior leaders.

Play stagedCOLLEGE NOTES

Play staged

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

Patiala: The Department of Theatre and Television of Punjabi University, Patiala, staged a play, “Dhrabi-1947”, based on Dr Sarbjinder Singh’s book “Deejai Buddh Bibeka”, at the Kala Bhawan.

Toddlers enjoy splash pool partySCHOOL NOTES

Toddlers enjoy splash pool party

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

To beat the heat and to have fun, a ‘splash pool party’ was arranged for the students of kindergarten section of Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, Chandigarh.

CGC shines in national robotics event

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI:The CGC team 'Footbauts' brought laurels by winning top honours in the annual technical robotics event, 'Tryst', organised by IIT-Delhi.

Books by RSS, BJP leaders on display

Books by RSS, BJP leaders on display

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: To showcase the history of the RSS and the BJP, its Chandigarh unit has got a hi-tech library where books on its leaders and those written by them have found a prominent space at the renovated party office.

Thefts outside exam halls, PU student files plaint

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students appearing for exams in Panjab University are facing a new problem these days.

Don’t talk to media, new Pb varsity DPR instructs officials

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University on May 10 appointed Renuka Salwan as Director Public Relations (DPR).

Prof accuses Senator of sexual harassment

Prof accuses Senator of sexual harassment

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: A sexual harassment complaint against a Senator has rocked Panjab University.

HC RAP

Panchkula Municipal Commissioner shifted

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

PANCHKULA: After the Punjab and Haryana High Court rap, the Haryana Government today transferred Panchkula MC Commissioner Lalit Siwach.

Three bodies found in city

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three bodies were found from different parts of the city this morning.

Water blues for hostel inmatesHOSTELS IN A MESS-I

Water blues for hostel inmates

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the summer reaching its peak, hostel inmates are facing a water shortage.

Finally, Mohali admn wakes upTHE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Finally, Mohali admn wakes up

19 May 2017 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI:After Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the “insensitivity” of the Mohali district administration towards the Shaheed Udham Singh Colony fire victims, senior officials today woke up from their slumber to extend a helping hand to the hapless poor migrants.

Scanning shrinking Sukhna’s  surface in hope of solutionsBROAD STROKES

Scanning shrinking Sukhna’s surface in hope of solutions

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

Paani da rang vekh ke, ankhiyan jo hanju rul de (Seeing the colour of water, tears roll down my eyes).

Art of the moment, in letter & spirit

Art of the moment, in letter & spirit

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

Inside me, words screamed. The blank paper stared at my hand. An absurd silence walked in. A writer struggling with her pen is akin to a warrior propitiating her beloved sword.

Ayush, Jaiveer help St. John’s to victory

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ayush and Jaiveer shared seven wickets between them as hosts St. John''s High School, Sector 26, beat DAV School, Sector 11, Panchkula, by 59 runs in the ongoing U-14 Brother MC Cann Cricket Tournament here today.

Hype over Mother’s Day? Well, mum’s the word

Hype over Mother’s Day? Well, mum’s the word

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

This past Sunday got to my nerves. Not because pesky relatives or friends had come calling, but because this whole manufactured euphoria around Mother’s Day was proving to be too overbearing.

BRIEFLY

Investiture held at school

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

Patiala: The investiture ceremony was held at The Paradise International School, Ghagga, to induct the new student leaders - the school head boy and head girl, house captains and vice-captains.

BRIEFLY

One held under Copyright Act

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

Kharar: The Kharar City police have arrested Ranjit Singh of Chajjumajra Colony following the recovery of six bottles of duplicate Kesh King hair oil from his shop.

BRIEFLY

Rain in vicinity gives little respite

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

Chandigarh:A few scattered showers in the tricity along with rain in surrounding areas have provided a little respite from the heat wave.

SNIPPETS

MACT orders Rs 45.78 lakh relief

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

Chandigarh: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has announced a compensation of Rs 45.78 lakh to a family residing in Sector 49 in an accident death case.

Use of calcium carbide for ripening fruits rampant

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

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

SGPC to approach int’l court against Italian court ruling

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

PATIALA:Annoyed over the Italian Supreme Court’s ruling of turning down a plea put up by a Sikh migrant seeking permission to wear his kirpan, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to safeguard the right of Sikhs to wear religious symbols across the world.

22 challaned under Tobacco Control Act

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

PATIALA:A team of the Health and Family Welfare Department, Patiala, including Anil Kumar, Ram Lal Goyal, led by Nodal Officer for Tobacco Control Cell Malkeet Singh, today inspected various outlets selling tobacco products at the Bhupindera road, PRTC workshop, Nabha road, Bhadson road, Sirhind road and factory area, and challaned 22 shopkeepers for violating the guidelines laid down under the Tobacco Control Act 2003.

Govt to honour citizens on Aug 15

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab government has decided to honour all citizens of Punjab who showed exemplary bravery or special work for the betterment of society on August 15.

Woman among 12 booked for murder

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala police have registered a case against 12 persons, eight of them unknown, following the death of 20-year-old Sunny Kumar, a resident of Mansa, who was allegedly done to death using baseball bats and sticks here in Patiala, last week.

HOUSING SCHEME

11.795 acres earmarked for 2008 scheme, UT tells court

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nearly a decade after a “Self Financing Housing Scheme” was launched for the Chandigarh Administration employees, the Punjab and Haryana High Court was today told that 11.

Staff crunch takes fire out of station

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

MOHALI:Having at least 13 vehicles, equipped with advanced firefighting systems, the Mohali Fire Station seems to be fully prepared to deal with any fire emergency.

HC raps UT Admn in apartments case

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Administration today found itself at the receiving end for prevailing confusion on the floor-wise registration of properties in the city, even as the Punjab and Haryana High Court was told that Haryana had come up with a methodical system of floor-wise registration.

Confident city boys face formidable Mohali in final

Confident city boys face formidable Mohali in final

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:High on confidence, city boys would been keen to avenge their subjugation to Mohali when they take on the neighbours in the U-16 ML Markan Trophy final at the PCA Stadium tomorrow.

Community centre or centrepiece?

Community centre or centrepiece?

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

Community centres are places of social interaction and to organise functions by people who cannot afford the luxury of booking hotels and marriage palaces.

Encroachments choke Sec 26 grain marketADMN’S APATHY

Encroachments choke Sec 26 grain market

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Encroachments galore at the road leading to the Sector 26 grain market.

UT Admn calls for joint efforts to maintain Capitol Complex

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Stressing the need for joint efforts in maintaining the buildings at the Capitol Complex, the Chandigarh Administration has sought the help of the Punjab and Haryana governments.

Delegation from Amritsar visits Fatehgarh Sahib

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:A six-member delegation from Amritsar district, including four MLAs, visited Fatehgarh Sahib today to seek information regarding the success of the first open defecation-free status achieved by the district.

CRRID team, industrialists discuss issues

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

LUDHIANA:A team of the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, led by Prof Ranjit Singh Ghuman, visited the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) Complex, Focal Point, today.

Graveyards in city cry for attention

Graveyards in city cry for attention

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Piles of cow dung, strewn garbage and wild growth can be witnessed at most of burial grounds in the city.

BJP chief to hold session with intellectuals of tricity

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:BJP national president Amit Shah will hold a session with Intellectuals from the tricity during his two-day visit to Chandigarh.

TRIBUNE IMPACT— CCPCR MEET

MC Commissioner gives meeting a miss

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Child Rights’ Commission chairperson Harjinder Kaur had called for a meeting with the Director Health Services (DHS) and the Municipal Corporation Commissioner today.

Finally, Panchkula ropes  in firm to sterilise caninesDOG MENACE

Finally, Panchkula ropes in firm to sterilise canines

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

PANCHKULA:After more than three months since no stray dog were sterilised, the MC has finally roped in a company for the same.

Shikara grounded as Sukhna recedes

Shikara grounded as Sukhna recedes

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the water level of Sukhna decreasing and the area for boating being restricted, the tourists will not be able to enjoy the ride of the solar mini-cruise ship in the lake introduced by Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (CITCO) last year for now.

ARMS ACT CASE

Court stays conviction of DSP

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:The local court today stayed the conviction of DSP Raka Ghira in an Arms Act case.

English Literary WeekSCHOOL NOTES

English Literary Week

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

Tribune Model School is celebrating English LiteraryWeek by conducting sessions on ‘The Art of Story Telling’by the renowned story teller, Deeptha Vivekanand, for the students of Class X.

Maintenance of community toilets now with NULM

Maintenance of community toilets now with NULM

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Following Chandigarh Tribune's report regarding the sorry state of affairs of public toilets in Chandigarh, the Municipal Corporation took note of the issue during a meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee of Municipal Corporation today.

Commission sensitises students to sexual abuse

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:In order to mitigate the risk of sexual exploitation in children, the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) in collaboration with Department of Education, Chandigarh, Women and Child Helpline (181) and Police Department has started the 'Shout and Stop' awareness session in schools of Chandigarh.

Reward for helping visually impaired write exams

Reward for helping visually impaired write exams

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Soon, those who assist visually impaired students by writing their exams will be paid for doing it by the colleges.

Teachers submit memorandum of demands to DSE

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:A seven-member delegation of Joint Action Committee of teachers today met Rubinderjit Singh Brar, Director, School Education, in the presence of Saroj Mittal, DDSE, and Rajindr Kaur, DEO, Chandigarh Administration, and submitted their memorandum of demands to the department .

Kher lays foundation stone of two more schools

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:MP Kirron Kher today laid the foundation stone of two Government High Schools at two different sites in Raipur Kalan.

PU gives ‘incorrect’ info, UGC asks for independent audit

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University’s troubles do not seem to be drying up as University Grants Commission has told the Centre that PU is providing incorrect information.

Everything lost, 20 families have nowhere to go

Everything lost, 20 families have nowhere to go

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

MOHALI:Daily wage earner Shambhu Chawan and his family were scheduled to leave the town today to solemnise the marriage of his son at Siwan.

Mohali admn's ‘insensitivity’ to the fore

Mohali admn's ‘insensitivity’ to the fore

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

MOHALI:While the "insensitive" district administration did nothing to help the hapless families of the fire incident that occurred yesterday except seeking a report on whether or not the affected Shaheed Udham Singh Colony was legal, the victims were fed by some good Samaritans, who organised a langar at the spot.

Judicial remand for rape accused

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 29-year-old man accused of raping an IT professional was today produced in a court, which remanded him in judicial custody.

UT gets prime land vacated in Sector 30  amid  protest

UT gets prime land vacated in Sector 30 amid protest

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:A joint team of the Estate Office and the Municipal Corporation removed encroachments on government land worth over Rs 9 crore during a drive carried out in Sector 30 today amid a protest.

Key accused among three more arrestedPAPER LEAK SCAM

Key accused among three more arrested

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

MOHALI:In a big catch, Punjab Vigilance Bureau sleuths arrested one of the key accused, Sanjay Kumar Shrivastava, alias Guruji, alias Mithlesh Pandey (37), along with two other accused in the paper leak scam here today.

MC sets up screening panel on taxi stands

18 May 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:A screening committee has been formed by the Municipal Corporation to decide whether taxi stands in city are to be auctioned or their term is to be extended.

Ransomware baffles firms, govt agencies

17 May 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The threat of ransomware has cautioned city-based companies and government agencies as they are getting an anti-virus loaded in their systems to protect data.

Sanjay scores 5 as city boys drub Bhopal

Sanjay scores 5 as city boys drub Bhopal

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sanjay scored five goals as Chandigarh demolished Hockey Bhopal 12-2 in the final round of the Pool C in the 7th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) A Division in Bengaluru today.

Bhanu helps St. Kabir to victory

Bhanu helps St. Kabir to victory

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bhanu Arora claimed a fifer as St. Kabir School, Sector 26, defeated Delhi Public School, Sector 40, by 41 runs in the opening match of Brother MC Cann Under-14 Cricket Tournament held here today.

Prospectus releasedCAMPUS NOTES

Prospectus released

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

Patiala: Asian Educational Institute released its prospectus and launched a free transportation scheme for Patiala students.

BRIEFLY : EDUCATION

MP lays foundation stone

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

MP Kirron Kher on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of two Government High Schools at two different sites in Maloya.

Army man among 2 killed in road mishap

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

KALKA: In a fatal accident, which took place on the Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway near Chandi Kotla village on Tuesday, a recklessly driven truck claimed the lives of two persons, including an Army man.

Nodal officers for each sector sought

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Federation of Sectors Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC) has urged the Municipal Corporation to have nodal officers in each sector.

A day after, another Punjab cricketers association emerges

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:A faction of the former Punjab cricketers today claimed to have formed a players’ association under the banner of Pun-Cricketers Welfare Association (PCWA).

LCC log 8-run win over Mohali boys

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:Livewire Coaching Centre (LCC) defeated Sarfarosh Mohali Cricket Club by eight runs to win the second of the best of three finals of Shaheed Bhagat Singh T20 Memorial Cricket Tournament, here.

Poor kids get a taste of football

Poor kids get a taste of football

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:AFC Grassroots Day celebrations at the Minerva Punjab FC grounds here on Monday turned into a moment to remember for the underprivileged children living on the periphery of the city.

Vij unveils Shaheed Bhagat Singh Trophy

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij unveiled the trophies of Shaheed Bhagat Singh 30th All India U-15 National Day/Night League Cricket Championship here today.

BRIEFLY: SPORTS

Football meet from tomorrow

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

St. Soldier International School, Sector 28, will organise Inter-school Football Trophy on the its premises from May 18 to 20.

CONTEMPT PLEA

CAT issues notice to Lt Gen

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has issued notice to Lt General Sanjiv Talwar, Engineer-in-Chief, Army Headquarters, Kashmir House, New Delhi, asking him to appear in person after a contempt petition was issued under Section 17 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985, read with Contempt of Court Rules for disobeying a previous order.

JOB FRAUD

No arrest so far as accused in hospital

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: As the ASI who duped six persons on the pretext of giving them jobs is in hospital, the police are waiting for him to recover so that he can be arrested.

BRIEFLY

Body donated to PGI

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

Chandigarh:Department of Anatomy, PGIMER, received a body as donation.

Outdated fire extinguishers replaced at Secretariat

Outdated fire extinguishers replaced at Secretariat

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

Chandigarh: Day after a fire incident occurred in the Secretariat building of the Chandigarh Administration at Sector 9, the Engineering Department began replacing the outdated fire extinguishers in the building today .

BUSINESS NEWS

Now, JioFi device at half price

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

Chandigarh: Reliance Retail has started delighting customers with attractive cash back offers on JioFi (portable 4G voice and data hotspot device).

UT writes to UPSC, wants Disabilities Act implemented

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Director of the Social Welfare, Women and Child Department of the Chandigarh Administration has written to the UPSC to implement the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

TET candidates block gates of Shiksha Sadan

TET candidates block gates of Shiksha Sadan

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA:Candidates of the Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (2013 passed batch) protested again today and closed the gates of Shiksha Sadan, Sector 5, this evening.

Seven more fake medical certificates detected

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University authorities have received seven more fake certificates today.

TRIBUNE IMPACT

Arrange drinking water, toilets in schools, says Chandumajra

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI:Apparently taking notice of government schools’ plight, published in a series in these columns recently, local Member of Parliament Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra today ordered the Education Department to ensure proper arrangements, especially of drinking water and clean toilets, in all schools of the area.

Mid-day meal, infra pangs hit Balongi school hardSCHOOLS IN A SHAMBLES— XXI

Mid-day meal, infra pangs hit Balongi school hard

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI:The uphill task of providing mid-day meals on time even if rations do not reach the school , a shortage of rooms and class benches, lack of cool drinking water during the summer and broken windowpanes in the building are making life at Government High School in Balongi village both irksome and daunting.

3-member panel to probe PU fire

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the Panjab University authorities are saying that the documents gutted in Sunday’s fire will be retrieved, they aremum on the cash that was burnt.

PU VC for fee hike from next session

PU VC for fee hike from next session

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:Having ultimately settled for 10 per cent fee hike for this session, Vice Chancellor AK Grover is looking for a hike yet again from the next session.

180 kg of mangoes destroyedSNIPPETS

180 kg of mangoes destroyed

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

Chandigarh: A team of the Food Safety Department seized 180 kg of mangoes ripened by using calcium carbide in another raid carried out at the fruit and vegetable market in Sector 26 on Tuesday.

Job loss haunts 1,500 employees of Gian Sagar

Job loss haunts 1,500 employees of Gian Sagar

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA:After the Punjab Government withdrew all essential certificates given to medical, dental, nursing and physiotherapy colleges run by the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, their employees demanded a proper solution to the problem instead of shutting down the institutions.

Sand prices shoot up

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA:Two months after the Congress came to power in the state, prices of sand and gravel continue to soar.

Ban on stubble burning goes up in smoke

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA:With farmers' associations opposing the ban on stubble burning, the district administration has failed to check such incidents this season too.

Beat the heat with lassi, lemonade

Beat the heat with lassi, lemonade

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The rising mercury has jacked up the sale of lassi, lemonade, green coconut and cane juice.

Stink scars city's beauty

Stink scars city's beauty

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: For Praveen, a sweeper, maintaining hygiene in a public toilet at the Sector 20-D market is no less than a battle.

For e-learning school, MC will have to learn the ropes

For e-learning school, MC will have to learn the ropes

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the Municipal Corporation is mulling over running an e-learning school, it seems to have forgotten to take care of the seven primary schools being run by it.

Landlords under police scanner

Landlords under police scanner

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

ZIRAKPUR: In an attempt to keep a close watch on people, especially students, putting up at paying guest (PG) accommodations, the police conducted a search operation in various housing colonies and societies in Zirakpur and Dera Bassi.

Virus gives sleepless nights to firm owners

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The threat of ransomware virus has left the city based companies and government agencies cautious who are getting the anti-virus virus loaded in their systems to protect the data.

Scattered showers up humidity level in city

Scattered showers up humidity level in city

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the city woke up to a light drizzle with scattered showers in some areas, the temperature has stayed at the 40 degree mark.

Scientist fined Rs1 for jumping red light

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Probably for the first time the local court today imposed a token fine of Rs 1 on a scientist for jumping red light.

Rampant violations at Secretariat building

Rampant violations at Secretariat building

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Encroachments and violations at the Secretariat building of Punjab and Haryana are posing threats to the world heritage status of the Capitol Complex .

Panchkula MC sits on development funds

Panchkula MC sits on development funds

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: While the Panchkula Municipal Commissioner was at the receiving end of the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has spent only 33 per cent of the approved Budget in the last three financial years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

APPOINTMENT ON DEPUTATION IN UT .

Punjab flip-flops again, withdraws officer’s name

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Making a record of sorts, the Punjab Government has again withdrawn the name of an officer from the panel sent to the Chandigarh Administration for appointment on deputation.

DOG-BITE CASES: THE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Child rights panel calls MC Commissioner

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking suo motu notice of a series of news reports carried in these columns on the increasing dog-bite cases in the city, the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) has called the local MC Commissioner and the UT Director, Health Services (DHS), tomorrow with the relevant record and action taken or proposed in the matter.

INCONVENIENCE TO COMMUTERS

Entry tax hits taxi services to Panchkula

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The next time you book a ride through app-based taxi service providers Ola and Uber for Panchkula or neighbouring areas in Haryana from Punjab or Chandigarh, don’t be surprised if the driver refuses your request or the app shows “no cars available”.

Cremation ground at Mani Majra not to be shut down

Cremation ground at Mani Majra not to be shut down

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief to residents of Mani Majra and nearby areas, the Administration has decided to withdraw the order of a former Finance Secretary-cum-Chief Administrator for the closure of the Mani Majra cremation ground.

Private schools in for trouble

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

Chandigarh: The Estate Office of the Chandigarh Administration will crack the whip on all 87 private schools in the city.

IT professional raped by hotel employee

IT professional raped by hotel employee

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 27-year-old IT professional, who was staying at Hotel Taj in Sector 17, was allegedly raped by a hotel employee at his rented accommodation in Sector 22.

3 hurt, 15 hutments destroyed in Mohali fire

3 hurt, 15 hutments destroyed in Mohali fire

17 May 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Three persons, including a woman, sustained burn injuries and 15 hutments were destroyed in a fire that broke out at Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar in the Industrial Area here this evening.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
DU admission process kicks off

DU admission process kicks off

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: B.Com and B.A. (Hons.) English undergraduate programmes followed by Economics and Mass Media/ Journalism continue to be the most desired courses in Delhi University (DU) whose online registration for merit-based admissions at undergraduate level in its 64 colleges kicked off on Monday.

WATER WOES

Stop witch-hunt, focus on solutions: BJP to AAP govt

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:The BJP today attacked the AAP government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claiming the government has done little to address the water woes in the areas inhabited by residents belonging to the economically weaker section.

Kejriwal to confer with farmers on land-pooling

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:At a time when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is caught in a crisis in the backdrop of graft allegations, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is preparing to hold a direct dialogue with farmers in outer Delhi villages from May 25 on the new land-pooling policy.

Mishra backs Simran Kaur’s protest against AAP leaders

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Sacked minister Kapil Mishra on Monday met Simran Kaur Bedi, an Aam Aadmi Party worker who is staging a demonstration against party leaders, including Sanjay Singh, over distribution of tickets in the recently concluded elections.

Police chief cautions officers on increasing crime rate

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:If the hard core fearless armed criminals are not reined in Delhi, the Station House Officer (SHO), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and the beat staff will be taken to task.

Scattered rains in several areas

Scattered rains in several areas

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A pleasant weather prevailed in the city as scattered rains in several areas led to a significant in mercury with the maximum settling at 29.

IPL betting racket busted, 9 arrested

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A team of the Delhi Police (Eastern range) unearthed an IPL betting racket that was being run from a five star hotel of Northwest Delhi and arrested nine persons with 10 mobile phones, three laptops, seven book numbers (mobile phones), two landline numbers and some note sheets being used for booking of bets were recovered from them, said a police official.

Metro’s ‘Heritage Line’ likely to be commissioned this week

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:This week, the Delhi Metro is likely to make a major foray into the Walled City of the national Capital, the Mughal seat of power, with the launch of the ITO-Kashmere Gate 'Heritage' Line.

Robbers bite cop’s thumb during arrest, one held

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police arrested a robber, Sonu, yesterday from Karawal Nagar and seized a motorcycle and house-breaking articles from him, said a police official.

AAP CRISIS

Vishwas skips party event

23 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, who had recently aired his differences with the party leadership, skipped a major party event, sparking whispers that the truce in the organisation may be short-lived.

Govt makes speed governors mandatory for taxis, cabs

22 May 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has made mandatory the installation of speed governors in taxis and cabs operating in the national Capital.

Two killed in SUV accident

22 May 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Two persons died and five were injured after an SUV car collided with a motorised rickshaw in outer Delhi's Baba Haridas Nagar, police said.

DTC contractual staff knock at court’s door

22 May 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:A section of drivers and conductors working on contract basis in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has approached the Delhi High Court seeking regular job and salary in accordance with the permanent staff.

Laser lights a major concern for safety at IGI Airport

Laser lights a major concern for safety at IGI Airport

22 May 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:It’s an alarming situation for Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), Delhi, flights as the laser lights which are flashed during night in marriage and other parties hosted by people in the vicinity is bothering the pilots and could cause a major accident if it is not stopped at once, said an airport official.

Slum dwellers to run to mark BJP’s three years of governance

Slum dwellers to run to mark BJP’s three years of governance

22 May 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Residents of slums in the city are going to participate in a marathon to be organised on May 26 to mark three years of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government in office.

Kejriwal rubbishes Mishra’s allegations as ‘baseless’

22 May 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today opened up in the backdrop of a barrage of allegations of “hawala links and money laundering” levelled by rebel party leader Kapil Mishra recently when he rubbished the charges as “baseless”.

Panel formed to deal with waterlogging

22 May 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal has set up a high-level committee to supervise desilting of drains and cover open manholes in the national Capital to ensure residents are not harried due to waterlogging problems during this coming monsoon.

46.3% turnout in civic ward bypoll

46.3% turnout in civic ward bypoll

22 May 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:The bypoll to Sarai Pipal Thala ward of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) today witnessed a drop in polling percentage of 14 per cent as compared to 2012 MCD elections.

Cluster buses staff threatens self-immolation

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Drivers and conductors of cluster buses who are ona strike over non-compliance of the new minimum wage rule have threatened self-immolation onMonday.

DU admission process starts on Monday

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi University today announced its admission process for the upcoming academic year.

Government orders enquiry into complaints of inflated water bills

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Taking charge as the new Water Minister, Rajendra Pal Gautam today conducted a surprise inspection of two zonal offices in the wake of complaints over inflated billing and threats from water meter readers to residents.

DCW urges Centre to make sanitary napkins tax-free under GST

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has urged Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to make sanitary napkins tax-free under the GST regime.

Hackathon challenge: AAP demands full access to EVMs

Hackathon challenge: AAP demands full access to EVMs

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Demanding "full access" to EVMs during the hackathon challenge, the AAP today said its delegation will meet the Election Commission asking it to conduct a “fair hackathon” challenge under camera surveillance as well as physical presence of EC officials.

Jain files defamation complaints against Mishra, Manjinder Sirsa

20 May 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI:Aam Aadmi Party and minister Satyendar Jain has filed separate criminal defamation complaints against sacked minister Kapil Mishra and Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Rajouri Garden MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa in connection with the recent allegations of giving Rs 2 crore to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and 'hawala' transactions.

Metro fare hike: Students, trade unions demand rollback

Metro fare hike: Students, trade unions demand rollback

20 May 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI:Scores of students joined by trade unions today gathered outside the Delhi Metro headquarters here to lodge their resentment over the recent hike in metro fares and demanded it to be rolled back.

Woman dies after falling from foot overbridge

20 May 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI:A woman, aged around 20, fell to her death from the foot overbridge of the Sarita Vihar Metro station in south east Delhi, police said today.

Portfolio changes in AAP Cabinet

20 May 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI:Hours after the President gave nod to the appointment of Kailash Gahlot and Rajender Pal Gautam as ministers in the AAP government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal effected major changes in the portfolio allocating key responsibilities to his new colleagues.

Kapil Mishra alleges nexus between CM, hawala agents

Kapil Mishra alleges nexus between CM, hawala agents

20 May 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI:On a day when rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra came up with fresh charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleging the latter had opposed demonetisation due to his alleged links with "hawala operators" the AAP defended itself alleging the move to be a part of BJP's conspiracy to defame it and harass its leaders.

Night shelter demolished; DDA says action legal

Night shelter demolished; DDA says action legal

20 May 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Friday came under sharp criticism from activists and the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), for demolishing a night shelter for women and children in the Nizamuddin area rendering around 100 children and women homeless last night.

17 handicraft artisans felicitated

19 May 2017 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI:To keep alive heritage and traditional artworks, 17 handicraft artisans were today honoured with the Delhi State Awards 2012 and 2013.

Indo-Americans and their religious diversity on show

19 May 2017 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI:With Indian Americans adding strength to the growth of bilateral relations, the US embassy today opened a photo exhibition displaying the religious diversity of the Diaspora and its effect of the community on American culture.

Cigarette vends near schools selling paper rolls or ‘rizla’

19 May 2017 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI:In spite of the state and Central governments’ order not to sell tobacco products within 100 mt of school, college and hospital premises, most of the cigarette vends are found violating the orders.

Chaos in NDMC House amid chants of Modi, Jai Shri Ram

19 May 2017 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI:The first session of North Delhi Mayor Preeti Aggarwal turned stormy on Thursday with the Opposition Aam Aadmi Party and Congress members objected to the entry of "unauthorised" people who were said to be chanting “Modi, Modi” and “Jai Shri Ram”.

Sanitation top priority for new North Delhi Mayor

Sanitation top priority for new North Delhi Mayor

19 May 2017 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Sanitation, education and health would be the priorities for the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said Preeti Aggarwal after being elected as the new Mayor of the municipal body today.

Six-yr-old raped by stepfather; DCW demands death for man

19 May 2017 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: A six-year-old girl, waiting for an operation of her private parts at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences, was allegedly raped by her stepfather at his workplace in Saket.

Relief for Delhi as Haryana starts releasing water

Relief for Delhi as Haryana starts releasing water

18 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:After days of water crisis and hectic parleys between Delhi and Haryana officials to resolve the issue, the city on Wednesday heaved a sigh of relief after the Haryana Government released more water into the Yamuna.

Tiwari writes to LG over power cuts

18 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:BJP president Manoj Tiwari has requested the LG to call a high-level meeting of bureaucrats and engineers of the TRANSCO and the Power Department to resolve the problem of the "repeated power cuts" experienced in various areas of the city.

DCW stops marriage of 16-year-old girl

18 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:An anonymous caller helped the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and the police to stop the marriage of a 16-year-old girl in Sangam Vihar area of the capital.

Govt authorises 37 centres to collect e-waste: Hussain

18 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Raising concern over unauthorised dismantling and recycling of e-waste, Environment Minister Imran Hussain said the government has authorised 37 collection centres for collectinge-waste.

Swine flu: No deaths, says govt; Ganga Ram reports 4

18 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Swine flu has affected 69 people in the city but claimed no lives this year, the Health Department said today.

ACB questions Kejriwal's pvt secy in tanker scam

18 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) today began questioning Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s private secretary in connection with Rs 400-crore tanker scam — the issue that came to focus once again in the national Capital after sacked minister Kapil Mishra accused Kejriwal of “influencing” the investigation in the case.

Govt seals two fair price shops in Burari

18 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Food and Civil Supplies Department of the Delhi Government has initiated suspension of licence of two fair price shops that were found closed on working days in the Burari area, North Delhi.

Missing 3-yr-old united with her mother by DCW

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:A three-year-old child was reunited with her mother from whom she had separated at the G B Pant hospital whose staff later finding the child contacted the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) for assistance.

Centre delaying appointment of new ministers: Govt

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, today accused the Centre of “sitting” on the files of appointment of two new ministers to “deliberately stall” the Delhi Government’s work.

Flyover car crash: Another teen dies, toll rises to four

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after a car flew off a flyover in Punjabi Bagh flyover, West Delhi, another teenager succumbed to injuries during treatment, taking the death toll in the accident to four, according to a Delhi Police official.

BJP, Cong guilty of accepting foreign funds illegally: AAP

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today denied any violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) while receiving funds and in turn accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre of amending the law through “backdoor” (Money Bill) to “save” it from prosecution by implementing the legislation retrospectively.

30 jhuggies burnt in JJ cluster fire

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI: A fire incident was reported at 11.30 in the morning from a JJ cluster behind the Nizamuddin dargah area in southeast Delhi. No one was injured though more than 30 jhuggies caught fire.

Water crisis: Deputy CM seeks PMO’s intervention

17 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:In the wake of complaints of water shortage from several areas in the capital, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today spoke to Lt Governor Anil Baijal seeking intervention of the Prime Minister Office in the crisis which is understood to have arisen due to “reduced” water supply from neighbouring state Haryana.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Girls from humble background excelPSEB X RESULTS

Girls from humble background excel

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Girl students have again outshone boys in the district in the Class X examinations conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) the results of which have been declared today. Of the top three positions in the district, the first and thesecond spots were bagged by girl students.

For him, charity begins at home

For him, charity begins at home

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: He was only five years old when his father, a mason, got injured while working and was admitted to a government hospital in Ludhiana. The parents could not afford to buy food from outside and, hence, the child for over a week survived on donated and left over food ‘offered’ by fellow patients or NGOs.

Will Doaba regain its glory of sports hub?

Will Doaba regain its glory of sports hub?

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

Bawa Henry, Congress MLA from Jalandhar North, has set his sights firmly on increasing revenue from sports facilities in the city.

Creativity stands tall on rooftops

Creativity stands tall on rooftops

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Tarsem Singh of Upplan village went to Hong Kong 70 years ago. He travelled by a ship and once while discussing his past with his sons, he decided to construct a ship on their house’s rooftop. Since 1995, this ship has become a part of the family history and people identify their house by it.

Panel to look into complaints against pvt docs

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Government has constituted a state-level committee to look into complaints against private doctors and hospitals in all districts in the state.

Pollution board members, MLA inspect city STPs

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Pollution Control Board on Monday organised a joint inspection to three sewage treatment plants (STP) installed at Pholriwal, Jalandhar, with area legislator Pargat Singh.

World Biodiversity Day observed

World Biodiversity Day observed

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, today celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity in collaboration with the Punjab Bio-Diversity Board, Chandigarh.

Border farmers protest against BSF

Border farmers protest against BSF

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Border Area Kissan Union today held a protest in front of the BSF Headquarter in Jalandhar to raise their demands to the IG BSF Punjab Frontier.

City boy wins Asian youth athletics meet in Bangkok

City boy wins Asian youth athletics meet in Bangkok

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Gurinderveer Singh (16) has brought laurels to the city by winning a gold medal in the 100-metre event at the Asian Youth Athletics Championship which concluded today at Bangkok.

Seminar on cultural, heritage awareness held

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The Indian National Heritage Education and Communication Service (HECS) of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) conducted a workshop to spread awareness for reviving the country’s tangible and intangible rich culture.

Couple jumps before train, dies

23 May 2017 | 1:53 AM

Phagwara: A couple committed suicide by jumping in front of a train near the Phillaur railway station on Sunday. They were identified as Rohit (20) of Virk village and 15-year-old girl, a student of Class IX of Mau Sahib village.

BrieflyBRIEFLY

Briefly

22 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

Jalandhar: Bawa Henry, Congress MLA from Jalandhar North, on Sunday held a meeting with party workers and councilors.

College notesCOLLEGE NOTES

College notes

22 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

KAPURTHALA: IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, main campus, Kapurthala, will conduct its own entrance exam on July 2 for admission to five courses having 160 seats in total.

SNIPPETS

Man on morning walk dies

22 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

Phagwara: A villager, identified as Gurmit Singh (70), fell in a drain and died on the spot at Jagatpur Jattan village near here on Sunday.

Battle of Babeli: 4 Babbars vs 2,200 BritishersHISTORY FILES

Battle of Babeli: 4 Babbars vs 2,200 Britishers

22 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

JALANDHAR: This week, the Jalandhar Tribune travels to historic village Babeli, around 26 km from Jalandhar where four Babbar Akalis had given a tough fight to more than 2,200 men of British cavalry all through the day on September 1, 1923, before being gunned down near the gates of the historic Gurudwara Chaunta Sahib in the village.

Adampur all set to fly high from September 25

Adampur all set to fly high from September 25

22 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

JALANDHAR: The satellite town of Adampur is all upbeat, with the district administration clearing the decks for the domestic airport to be made functional there from September 25.

Youths create ruckus, police fire in air

22 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

PHAGWARA: The police opened fire in the air to nab a few drunken youths who were creating ruckus and even attempted to attack cops in the Gobindpura locality here late last night.

Rain brings cheer to residents

22 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Early morning rain, along with cloudy sky throughout the day, brought respite to the city residents from the scorching heat here today.

Harassed by agent, youth ends his life

Harassed by agent, youth ends his life

22 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

JALANDHAR: A 29-year-old youth here today committed suicide after being allegedly harassed by a travel agent.

Status quo over affiliation of institutes

Status quo over affiliation of institutes

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as there have been reports of all technical, management and architecture colleges being shifted back from Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, to IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKG-PTU) at Kapurthala, the status of the two varsities remains unchanged in the recent admission notification issued by the Department of Technical Education for the coming session.

Feedback

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas.

BRIEFLY

Rs 1.3 lakh penalty by PSPCL

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

Jalandhar: The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) today conducted raids on shops under the Rama Mandi bridge and found that domestic connections were being used for commercial purposes.

Career counsellingCOLLEGE NOTES

Career counselling

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

Jalandhar: The Apeejay College of Fine Arts organised a career counselling session for students to help them to choose the right career. Expert counsellor Rajeev Khanna was the keynote speaker.

Educational eventsSCHOOL NOTES

Educational events

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

Jalandhar: DIPS, Mehta Chowk, and DIPS, Begowal, organised an educational event by displaying the latest scientific gadgets in a mobile van. In this vehicle, different gadgets pertaining to the conservation of solar energy, human digestive system, model of human body and human heart were displayed.

Over 300 get degrees at KCL annual convocation

Over 300 get degrees at KCL annual convocation

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The annual convocation of the KCL Institute of Management of Technology was organised today wherein more than 300 degrees of MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA and BCom (P) were awarded to students.

CBSE notice biased, say book sellers

CBSE notice biased, say book sellers

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Scores of textbook sellers from across Punjab assembled here today to register a protest against the CBSE circular which mandates NCERT books in schools and stops schools from forcing parents for purchase of books from private dealers.

PIMS: Number of patients dwindles amid strike

PIMS: Number of patients dwindles amid strike

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Health services were badly hit in the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) even as the strike of staff members entered the ninth day today.

Cong alleges advt scandal in MC

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as the Municipal Corporation elections could be two months away, the ruling Congress in the state has begun mounting pressure over various issues against the existing MC House led by the BJP.

Two killed, 7 injured in road mishap

Two killed, 7 injured in road mishap

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

PHAGWARA: Two girls were killed on the spot while seven persons sustained injuries in a collision between a truck and a Jeep here last night.

Residents feel the pinch at city driving centre

Residents feel the pinch at city driving centre

21 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Harried residents who visit the local driving centre have urged the state government to facilitate the online payment for paying driving licence fees and for its renewal, keeping in view the abysmal facilities available.

Police complaint lodged for Rs7.07 lakh fraud by village society

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR:An assistant registrar and an inquiry officer of Cooperative Societies have lodged a complaint with SSP, Rural, Jalandhar, against the secretary of the Sanghwal Agricultural and Multi-Purpose Society near Adampur for committing a fraud of Rs 7.07 lakh with him.

Story presentationSCHOOL NOTES

Story presentation

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

A story telling activity was organised in the kindergarten at Nobel School. Little children enacted the famous story `Red Riding Hood`.

COLLEGE NOTES

Course on astrophysics

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

Jalandhar:The department of physics, DAV University, Jalandhar organised a week-long short-term course on the topic “Influences of the sun on earth and the solar system” which concluded on Wednesday.

SNIPPETS

Bypoll for sarpanch on June 11

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

Jalandhar: The State Election Commission has announced panchayat bypolls for June 11. ADC (D)-cum-Additional District Election Officer Girish Dayalan said a notification had been issued in this regard.

Football ChampionshipSPORTS ROUND UP

Football Championship

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

Kerala emerged victorious with a score of 2-0 over Gujarat in the first match of the 22nd Senior National Women’s Football Championship presently being held at DAV College.

National police band contest concludes at Phillaur

National police band contest concludes at Phillaur

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: The CRPF won the overall trophy in the 18th All India Police Band Competition which concluded here today at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur.

SAHARANPUR VIOLENCE

Dalit leaders voice concern

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: As tension continues to simmer between Dalits and Thakurs in Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur following violence on caste issues, there have been sharp reactions from the Dalit community leaders in the region.

Angural for FIR against Minty

Angural for FIR against Minty

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Following the lodging of an FIR against Dalit BJP leader Sheetal Angural along with nine of his accomplice for using abusive language against Harvinder Kaur, alas Minty on a social media site, Angural too has demanded a case to be registered under the SC/ST Act against Minty for making derogatory remarks against the Valmiki community.

5 yrs on, service revolver of slain ASI Gurdev Singh recovered

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Five years since the service revolver of slain ASI Gurdev Singh had been snatched, the Jalandhar Rural Police today found it from a gang of six robbers arrested from near Phillaur.

TAX ARREARS WORTH CRORES

MC issues notices to educational trusts

20 May 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: While tightening the noose around various educational trusts having long-pending house tax arrears worth crores, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued notices to them to clear their dues with immediate effect.

No funds in kitty, administration in a fix

No funds in kitty, administration in a fix

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: In the ongoing race among administrations of various districts in running the Sanjhi Rasoi scheme, Jalandhar officials are in a fix over arranging donations for its viability just days after its launch.

InnovationSCHOOL NOTES

Innovation

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

Jalandhar: Mechanical engineering students of the sixth semester at CT Polytechnic College designed an intelligent braking system with power control brake system.

SCHOOL NOTES

Induction programme

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

An orientation programme was conducted for the parents of students of Class X- of Innocent Hearts School, Green Model Town and loharan.

SNIPPETS

Sheetal Angural among nine booked

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: The city police today booked nine persons, including BJP leader Sheetal Angural under the IT Act, for allegedly using abusive and derogatory language against Harvinder Kaur, alias Minty. Minty had filed a sexual harassment case against Ashu Sampla.

B’desh girl comes calling in search of spouse

B’desh girl comes calling in search of spouse

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: A 32-year-old Bangladeshi woman meets a Punjabi boy in New York.

Mentally challenged girl found pregnant after rape

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: A mentally challenged minor girl from a village near Nakodar was found to be three months pregnant after she was allegedly raped by three youth.

Missing college girl found

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: A girl from HMV College, enrolled in the Class XII course, who went missing last Saturday, was reportedly found last night from Beas.

Digital India faces constraints in state, says TAIPA chief

Digital India faces constraints in state, says TAIPA chief

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: Director General of Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA), Tilak Raj Dua, today said technicians are the employees of a sub-contractor and are stationed at mobile tower locations.

CVO inspects JIT projects, illegal buildings

CVO inspects JIT projects, illegal buildings

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: The Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) for Local Bodies Government Sudeep Singh Manik today conducted the inspection of various projects of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) and also some illegally constructed buildings in the city.

JIT under lens for losing files of  lease deeds

JIT under lens for losing files of lease deeds

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: Call it a scam or sheer negligence on part of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) officials, files of lease properties situated at prime locations in Jalandhar have remained missing from the trust records for the past many years.

Fraud worth lakhs to fore in Sanghwal village society

19 May 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: Residents of Sanghwal and six surrounding villages are in for a major shock as deposits and loan returns totalling lakhs of rupees in the recent past are not reflected in the account of the Sanghwal Agriculture and Multi-Purpose Society.

Freshers’ partySCHOOL NOTES

Freshers’ party

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

PCM SD Collegiate Senior Secondary Girls School, Jalandhar under PCM SD College, organised a Fresher’s party to welcome the students of the SSC I in which Gunica of 10+1 won the title of ‘Ms Fresher 2017’.

SNIPPETS

No clue of missing girl

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

Jalandhar: Even after the Jalandhar police lodged a case regarding the missing Class XII fresher student from HMV College, there has been no clue about her whereabouts so far.

Women football tourneySPORTS ROUND UP

Women football tourney

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

Bihar today crushed Gujarat (10-0) in the 22nd Senior Women National Football Championship on the third day of the tournament.

WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY

Doctors explain causes, precautions for high BP

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: Following the instructions of the Health Department, a seminar on World Hypertension Day was held at the office of the Civil Surgeon here today.

BJP mocks Sanjhi Rasoi

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking a dig at the newly launched Sanjhi Rasoi project by the state government, the district unit of the BJP today claimed it to be a futile effort and termed it a mere publicity stunt.

Account woes: Poor parents struggle

Account woes: Poor parents struggle

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 72 students from poor families studying at Government Primary School, Chohak Kalan, are in a fix.

Anti-larvae drive: Areas surveyed

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: District epidemiologist Dr Satish and Dr Preetkamal Singh, along with teams of anti-larvae drive of the Health Department, today surveyed various areas of the city in view of the ongoing dengue prevention drives being carried out in Jalandhar.

Treasury offices asked for notices on corruption

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: Those faced with corruption in the treasury office can now lodge a direct complaint with the Secretary, Finance, Punjab.

School timings change today

School timings change today

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar DC has announced a change in school timings in the district.

Street vending project yet to take off

Street vending project yet to take off

18 May 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: The much awaited street vending project is expected to get delayed by few months as the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar is yet to confirm the sites for relocating vendors in the city.

SCHOOL NOTES

Chess championship

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

Students of Cambridge International School, Jalandhar, performed well in the District Chess Tournament which was held at Police DAV, Jalandhar, from May 13 to May 14.

COLLEGE NOTES

Academic council meet

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

The academic council of IKG PTU University in its 50th meeting held at university campus, chaired by Vice Chancellor Kahan Singh Pannu, unanimously endorsed the approach of consolidation of technical education based on quality parameters.

Chandigarh team winsSPORTS ROUND-UP

Chandigarh team wins

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

The Chandigarh team was declared winner in the 15th National Soft Tennis Championship (boys and girls) held at Cambridge International School on Tuesday.

Licence goof-up at DTO

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: A city-based retired Army officer has been running from pillar to post for the last three months seeking a refund of Rs 3,000, the amount levied on him by the Transport Department as late fee for the renewal of his driving licence, but to no avail.

Controversy over chowk’s name, control

Controversy over chowk’s name, control

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: A controversy has erupted over the maintenance of a chowk named after Ghadarite Banta Singh Sanghwal, who was also known as the ‘Terror of Punjab police’ during the British regime.

Only 32 pc kids get treatmentRASHTRIYA BAL SWASTHYA KARYAKRAM 2016-17

Only 32 pc kids get treatment

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Call it negligence on the part of the district administration or the lack of funds to run the scheme, only 4,623 (32 per cent) of the 14,189 children detected with various chronic diseases under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) last year have been treated by the Health Department so far.

After fight on HMV campus, college girl goes missing

After fight on HMV campus, college girl goes missing

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: A class XII student of HMV College here has reportedly gone missing for the past three days reportedly after a fight with some girls on the campus, two short videos of which went viral today.

Clouds bring cheer among residents

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Cloudy weather since morning and light rain in parts of the city today brought some respite to the city residents from the scorching heat of the past couple of weeks.

BJP seeks statistics on drug addicts in state

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Donning the hat of the opposition for the first time after the Congress regime took over the reins in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today questioned the working of the state government.

Food @ Rs10 inaugurated at Civil Hospital

Food @ Rs10 inaugurated at Civil Hospital

17 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: With the aim of providing food at Rs 10 by the district administration to the poor and needy, Sanjhi Rasoi was opened at the Civil Hospital here today.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
City lad Amandeep tops state in sports categoryPSEB CLASS X EXAMS

City lad Amandeep tops state in sports category

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: It was a proud moment for the city as top positions in Class X exams, results of which were declared by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) today, were clinched by students from the city.

District dominates merit list, number of students down

District dominates merit list, number of students down

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana has managed to maintain its top position on the state merit list of Class X exams conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB).

Police crack down on gangsters

Police crack down on gangsters

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: Cracking the whip on gangsters here, the city police have arrested around 11 members of two gangs, namely Ghugga group and Lucky Dhidd group, who had been active here for a long time.

Class IX student killed in accident at Doraha

Class IX student killed in accident at Doraha

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

Doraha: A Class IX student of Doraha Public School was killed in a road accident.

Machhiwara girl on merit list

Machhiwara girl on merit list

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

MACHHIWARA:Parneet Kaur of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public High School, Machhiwara, got her name registered in the merit list of Class X students released by Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, today.

City lad shines in Euclid test

City lad shines in Euclid test

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: Navraj Singh Chhina, a student of Class XII (science) student, Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill Park, has brought laurels to the school by ranking in the top 25 per cent of all contestants in the world level contest- Euclid Contest.

MA (Eng) students at sea with ‘British poetry’

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

DORAHA: The students, teachers, centre superintendents, assistant superintends, coordinators and principals were all in for a state of shock today as Paper-II of MA (English) of evening session failed to convey from inside, what it indicated on the outer leaf.

Ward count to go up from 75 to 90NEW DELIMITATION PROCESS IN CITY

Ward count to go up from 75 to 90

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: An eight member team of the Local Bodies Department collected maps of the entire city from the building branch of the Municipal Corporation (MC)today.

Beekeeping training course for SCs begins

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: A five-day basic beekeeping training course for scheduled castes began at the village Maherna, district Ludhiana, today.

Social groups become active after six months

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Society is once again buzzing with activities after hibernation of various organisations, indulging in social service, for over six months.

Experts-patient interaction marks IBD Day at DMCH

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: The Department of Gastroenterology in collaboration with Colitis and Crohn’s Foundation of India organised Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) today.

Saab Bahadar dwells on comedy, thrill

Saab Bahadar dwells on comedy, thrill

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: The latest flick, ‘Saab Bahadar’, starring Ammy Virk in the titular role, is a mystery thriller movie of the Punjabi film industry.

SCHOOL NOTES

Mother Teresa Award

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

Ludhiana: The principal of Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Manjit Kaur, who has 23 years of experience in the field of education, has been conferred with 'Mother Teresa Global Award' for individual achievements and distinguished services.

NGOs to reconstruct old grain market gate

NGOs to reconstruct old grain market gate

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

JAGRAON: The century-old main gate of the old grain market of Jagraon will be reconstructed soon.

One killed in train-tractor collision

One killed in train-tractor collision

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: A person died while another was seriously injured, when a Ludhiana-bound train collided with a tractor trailer at an unmanned level crossing on the Dhuri-Ludhiana track near Kila Raipur station today.

NSS volunteers grow saplings at GADVASU

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: Working on Government of India campaign, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the NSS wing of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), conducted a beautification drive in the administrative block on the campus.

BJYM activists burn effigy of Kerala govt

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), led by district president Mahesh Sharma, burnt an effigy of the Left party government in Kerala charging the ruling dispensation with making attempts to destabilise the nation.

11 held for immoral trafficking

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: The city police have arrested 11 persons under the Immoral Trafficking and Protection Act.

Neeta Club of Rampur secure berth in semisSEVENTH OLYMPIAN PRITHIPAL SINGH HOCKEY FESTIVAL

Neeta Club of Rampur secure berth in semis

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: Neeta Club of Rampur prevailed over Shere Club of Sultanpur (5-4) in the third round match to advance into the semi-final of the Seventh Prithipal Singh Coca-Cola and Avon Cycles Hockey Festival being organised by the Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy at Jarkhar village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road, 20 km from here.

27-yr-old man’s body recovered from canal

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: A body of a 27-year-old man, missing for the past two days, was recovered from a canal near Sudhar today.

Dr Subramanian remembered

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: Former director, National Institute of Sports, Patiala, and chief coach of Ludhiana Basketball Academy Dr S Subramanian was remembered on his fourth death anniversary today.

Axis XI emerge victoriousCORPORATE CRICKET LEAGUE

Axis XI emerge victorious

23 May 2017 | 1:45 AM

LUDHIANA: Axis XI beat DCB Bank by 37 runs to lift the trophy in the 5th edition of the Corporate Cricket League organised by Sportz Entertainment Media at Bhattian village here yesterday.

SNIPPETS

Mobile phone recovered from two jail inmates

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

Ludhiana: A mobile phone was recovered from two jail inmates of Central Jail Ludhiana. The accused were identified as Dharminder Singh and Badal. Assistant Jail Superintendent Harbans Singh said the phone was recovered from Dharminder, while Badal was also using it.

Students enjoy pool partySCHOOL NOTES

Students enjoy pool party

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

Ludhiana: A party was organised on the premises of Radha Vatika School. Students of primary classes enjoyed joy rides such as jumping jack, Merry-Go-Round, etc.

REPORTER'S DIARY

Bad roads in ‘not-so-smart city’

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

Amidst hullabaloo of the ‘smart city project’ for Ludhiana, even the existing urban infrastructure is not being properly maintained.

Burning garbage? Be ready to pay Rs5,000 as fine

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation had recently announced that a fine of Rs 5,000 will be imposed on those found burning garbage or dry leaves etc.

Bank of India XI storm into semi-finalSEVENTH OLYMPIAN PRITHIPAL SINGH HOCKEY FESTIVAL

Bank of India XI storm into semi-final

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: In a high scoring match in the third round, Bank of India XI, Jarkhar, defeated Shaheed Udham Singh Club of Sunam (11-8) to assure themselves a berth in the semi-final in the senior section of the Seventh Olympian Prithipal Singh Coca-Cola and Avon Cycles Hockey Festival at the Astroturf of Jarkhar village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road, 20 km from here.

Architects to attend meet in Jaipur

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: A delegation of architects from Ludhiana, led by Sanjay Goel, chairman, The Indian Institute of Architects Punjab Chapter (IIAPC), will attend ARCASIA, which will be held in Jaipur.

Plantation drive at Katani Kalan college

Plantation drive at Katani Kalan college

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

SAMRALA: The Ludhiana College of Engineering & Technology, Katani Kalan, organised a plantation drive on its premises.

Achievers share success secrets

Achievers share success secrets

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: While sharing tips to deal with the management entrance exams, the “achievers” who had cracked CAT and other such exams said the aspirants should know themselves and be honest to clear the interviews.

Dieticians converge to discuss importance of protein, fibre intake

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: Renowned dieticians from Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai took part in a one-day symposium organised by the Ludhiana Chapter of the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) for its members on the theme “Protein & Fibre: its role in Satiety”.

Cochlear implant only solution for hearing loss, says expert

Cochlear implant only solution for hearing loss, says expert

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: More than 100 people attended an educational event on hearing loss and cochlear implants.

Cong resorting to mafia raj: Punjab AAP co-president

Cong resorting to mafia raj: Punjab AAP co-president

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: The state Congress party was resorting to the same measures of taking over the mafia and indulging in corruption as the previous Akali-BJP government, said AAP Punjab co-president Aman Arora.

OPEN HOUSE COMMENT

Make playgrounds mandatory for schools

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

Sports is the best activity to channelise energy of the youth. It is imperative to encourage sports so that the youth remain busy in constructive activities and stay away from vices like drug addiction.

Motivation, govt funding can promote sports cultureOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Motivation, govt funding can promote sports culture

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

The main aim of the present education system is to bring up more and more intellectuals. Anything other than studies is distraction according to parents.

Two minor girls kidnapped, raped; 2 held

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: Two minor girls were kidnapped and then raped by two men.

POWER PANGS FOR INDUSTRY

Small industry up in arms against PSPCL raids

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: Small and tiny industrial units, mostly located in the Janta Nagar and other mix land use areas, have raised a banner of revolt against what they term as the reign of terror let loose by the enforcement wing of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).

16 mobile phones, two motorcycles recovered

16 mobile phones, two motorcycles recovered

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: The police today claimed to have nabbed three snatchers in two cases and recovered 16 stolen mobile phones and two motorcycles from their possession.

Cop shoots himself in fields

Cop shoots himself in fields

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

SAMRALA: A constable of the Punjab police tried to commit suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver, resulting in serious head injuries to him.

Sidhu blames it on SAD-BJP

Sidhu blames it on SAD-BJP

22 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: Four firefighters suffered severe burns while they were dousing flames at a factory in the city recently.

SNIPPETS

Two held with 7 stolen phones

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

Ludhiana: The Ladowal police arrested two thieves during a routine checking at Kadia village and recovered seven stolen mobile phones from them.

BRIEFLY

One booked for construction of illegal colony in Ladian Kalan

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

Ludhiana: The Haibowal police booked a man on the charge of building illegal colony.

Dalits burn effigy of UP government

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LUDHIANA: The Babasaheb Dalit Force burnt effigy of the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government and its Chief Minister near Clock Tower today to protest poor treatment of those belonging to lower castes.

Tennis tourney: Anushka triumphs in U-16 group

Tennis tourney: Anushka triumphs in U-16 group

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LUDHIANA: Anushka Sharma from Delhi registered an upset victory over top seed Ritu Rai of Uttar Pradesh to lift the title in the girls’ Under-16 group in the AITA-CS 7 Lawn Tennis Tournament that concluded at ACE Tennis Academy, Sarabha Nagar, here last evening.

Empower women to make society progress: Shabana

Empower women to make society progress: Shabana

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LUDHIANA: Celebrated Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi said she learnt an important lesson from her father which stays with her.

Health Dept’s mega camp turns into fiasco

Health Dept’s mega camp turns into fiasco

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LUDHIANA: A mega health check-up camp organised by the Health Department proved a damp squib.

GGNIMT signs MoU with Club Nirvana

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LUDHIANA: The Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology (GGNIMT) has recently taken a few initiatives to boost the training and placement opportunities for its students.

CJM distributes books among needy children

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LUDHIANA: A programme was organised by Helping Hands, an NGO, under the supervision of club president Raman Goyal here today, where Gurpreet Kaur, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-DLSA Secretary, distributed books for free among the needy students.

Nuffield scholars visit Doraha school, college

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

DORAHA: Nuffield farming scholars from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Brazil visited Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School and Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, to interact with the management, faculty, principals and students today.

Anganwadi workers to protest govt’s ‘anti-labour’ policies

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LUDHIANA: The members of District Anganwai Workers’ Union held a district-level meeting today, where they raised slogans against the state government and the Central government for not fulfilling their demands.

Govt committed to providing better, affordable health facilities: Mohindra

Govt committed to providing better, affordable health facilities: Mohindra

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LUDHIANA: The state government is committed to providing better and affordable health facilities to the people and for this purpose, corporate houses have taken initiatives to help the government.

9-yr-old murder mystery solved; three arrested

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

KHANNA: With the arrest of three persons, the Khanna police claimed to have solved a nine-year-old blind murder case of 62-year-old Sohan Singh.

RECOVERY OF BODIES FROM SIDHWAN CANAL

Cops struggling to get clue from CCTV cameras

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

The probe into the recovery of two bodies from the Sidhwan Canal on Thursday night is yet to see any light of the day.

Dormant Smart City project lights up

Dormant Smart City project lights up

21 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana Smart City project was announced in January 2016 and it has been more than a year that virtually no progress has been seen in the project so far.

Councillor wants open drain covered

Councillor wants open drain covered

20 May 2017 | 1:43 AM

LUDHIANA: The proposed work for the coverage of an open drain (nullah) from Transport Nagar to Shingar Cinema Road in