Thursday, March 30, 2017
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CUSTODIAL DEATH CASE

ADGP (vigilance) to head new SIT in custodial death case

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: In a significant development, a new special investigating team (SIT) will investigate the custodial death case in which as many as 32 officials including cops, doctors and a naib tehsildar were booked for murder and causing intentional death besides other charges under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in March last year.

Allotment of 314 liquor vends held successfully

Allotment of 314 liquor vends held successfully

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The allotment of 314 licensing units in the district through a draw of lots was made in the presence of senior district administration officials amid tight security at a resort here today.

Man held for changing registration plate

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Following a tip-off, the CIA staff has nabbed Tejinder Singh alias Teji of the Guru Nanank Pura area for fraud and counterfeiting the registration plate of his vehicle.

Medical staff at GMC protests removal of contractual nurses

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The medical staff at Government Medical College here today staged a protest against the state government for abolishing the services of around 80 contractual staff nurses working on deputation from Government Medical College, Patiala.

DC takes over as AIT Chairman

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Kamaljit Singh Sangha today took over as the Chairman of the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) after Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu removed political heads of all improvement trusts in the state.

Sadar police recovers 26 mobile tower batteries

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sadar police have recovered around 26 batteries which were stolen from a mobile tower earlier this month.

Encroachments on footpath irk pedestrians

Encroachments on footpath irk pedestrians

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Movement of pedestrians outside the office of Deputy Commissioner (DC) is restricted as a major portion of the road is is occupied by the contractor for parking purpose.

Three held with liquor, heroin in separate cases

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Continuing with its anti-drug drive, the city police has arrested a person with 96 bottles of whisky while his two accomplices managed to escape.

Burning stubble:Satellites to keep a watch on farmers

Burning stubble:Satellites to keep a watch on farmers

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration today stated that satellites would keep a watch on farmers, who burn crop residue, during the harvesting season.

Polio drive: Officials take stock of preparations

Polio drive: Officials take stock of preparations

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A meeting of the district task force for control of polio was organised by the District Health Department at Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil Hospital here today.

Cop thrashed, former sarpanch among 10 booked

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A police Constable identified as Satnam Singh was allegedly thrashed by several persons when he was going to his duty at traffic staff on his motorcycle.

252 volunteers donate blood

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A blood donation camp was organised by Sameen Singh Charitable Society at a local hospital here today.

Workshop on drug issue

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Health Department organised a workshop to create awareness about the drug problem today.

Parent-teacher meet on March 31

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Following the practice of private schools, the Education Department has arranged a parents-teachers meeting at all upper primary government schools to discuss performance of students.

CAMPUS NOTES

Discussion on sustainable use of genetic resources

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

Amritsar: “Sustainable use of genetic resources is essential for long-term prosperity of society,” said Dr Paramjit Singh, director of Botanical Survey of India (BSI), whose headquarters are in Kolkata.

Natshala adopts disabled singer, will hone her talent

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Third among her four sisters and a brother, Shenaaz became a breadwinner for her family in her early teens.

Outgoing improvement trust chairman alleges scamCOST OF TRICOLOUR AT THE ICP

Outgoing improvement trust chairman alleges scam

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The outgoing chairman of the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT), Suresh Mahajan, has alleged scam in price quoted for the highest Tricolour in the country, which is installed at the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post (JCP).

Auction of liquor vends today

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Excise Department is all set to hold the auction of 553 liquor vends in six zones in the district at Golden Galaxy resort tomorrow morning.

Dak Sevaks hold protest

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Gramin Dak Sevaks Union organised a protest outside the main post office here today. The union leaders stated that the state government is deliberately denying them the benefits of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Married woman raped, 1 booked

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the city police have booked a person for allegedly raping a married woman, the victim alleged that the police have not taken appropriate action and freed several others in the case.

Central jail grapples with problem of staff shortage

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The recent jail break attempt in the Gurdaspur central jail has put the focus back on the grim situation prevalent in the central jails across Punjab.

Concepts of sustainable development discussed

Concepts of sustainable development discussed

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

Amritsar: The University Business School of Guru Nanak Dev University organised a national seminar on sustainable development on the campus today.

People urged to support police in eradicating drug menace

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Continuing their drive against drug traffickers and bootleggers, the city police today conducted police-public meetings at various parts of the city.

Aujla takes up Amritsar airport issue with P Raju

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

Amritsar: Member of Parliament from Amritsar Gurjeet Singh Aujla today met Union Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and handed over a memorandum regarding Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport.

Teachers’ body accuses GNDU VC of favouritism

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: In yet another salvo against outgoing Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Dr AS Brar, the GNDU Teachers Association today alleged that the Khalsa College Charitable Society gave undue financial benefits to Dr Sarvjit Kaur Brar, who was the principal of Khalsa College Public School.

WASTAGE & LOSSES IN AGRI-MARKETING

100 delegates take part in two-day conference

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The two-day national conference on wastage and losses in agricultural marketing concluded at Khalsa College here today.

MC collects Rs 15-cr property tax, three days still to go

MC collects Rs 15-cr property tax, three days still to go

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

Amritsar: With the financial year nearing its end, the officials of the property tax wing are on toes to achieve their target. They have collected Rs 15.70 crore till date and expecting that they will recover Rs 1 crore more in the next three days.

Pehal resource centre launches creative campaigning to sensitise people on disability

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Pehal resource centre, to promote education for disabled and create awareness regarding the rights of the disabled, has been collaborating with local artiste and theatre groups for creative campaigning.

DC honours special Olympians as they return to rousing welcome

DC honours special Olympians as they return to rousing welcome

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Pingalwara’s three children, Raju Rajinder, Poonam and Suraj, after winning medals and participating in World Special Winter Olympics- 2017 held at Viena (Austria) arrived in Amritsar and were given a mammoth reception by the district administration, represented by Gurpreet Singh Tehsildar -II and all residents of Pingalwara at the Manawala branch.

Moneylender booked for abetment to suicide

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Baljinder Singh, a resident of Jandiala Guru, allegedly committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets here yesterday. He was taken to a private hospital where he died late last evening.

Blind murder case of petrol pump worker solved, two held

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: With the arrest of two persons, the Amritsar rural police today claimed to have solved the blind murder case in which a petrol pump employee, Anil Pal, was shot dead at Shamnagar village in Majitha on February 23.

Delay in services defy purpose of Sewa Kendras

Delay in services defy purpose of Sewa Kendras

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Even though the Sewa Kendras, which were set up by the government to ease out the process of giving birth and death certificates, are not being able to deliver on promises.

16 mobiles seized in surprise check

28 Mar 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Alarmed over the recent jail break at Gurdaspur Central Jail, the authorities tightened security and launched a search operation on the premises of Amritsar Central Jail.

City surgeon gets int’l fellowship

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: An oral and maxillofacial surgeon and associate professor of Sri Guru Ram Das Dental Institute, Dr Amit Dhawan, has brought laurels to the city by getting a coveted international fellowship at Hannover Medical Hospital, Germany.

For matters related to heart tune in to Rabb Da Radio

For matters related to heart tune in to Rabb Da Radio

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Heart is God’s very own radio.

Sukhbir, wife pay obeisance at Golden Temple

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, accompanied by his wife and Union Minister for Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, paid obeisance at Golden Temple today.

Rlys to replace obsolete lever-frame system

Rlys to replace obsolete lever-frame system

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: After years of hue and cry by passengers over arduously long waiting period of trains on the city outskirts, the Railways has finally commenced the process of replacing the obsolete lever frame system with state-of-the-art electronic interlocking.

Pedaling for fallen heroes

Pedaling for fallen heroes

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: He hung his boots last year when he retired from service, but the adventure didn’t stop for the 59-year-old Major General Somnath Jha.

Policeman killed in road mishap

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

MRITSAR: A head constable, Dalbir Singh, posted with the narcotic cell at Mall Mandi was run over by a speeding truck on the Batala road here yesterday.

DC holds meeting with officials

DC holds meeting with officials

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha held a meeting with officials of various departments, including Education and Health, and exhorted them to conduct a session with teachers to encourage them to lift education level and teach students to maintain cleanliness.

3 women pick pockets held

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The Galliara police have arrested four women on the charge of pick pocketing from inside Golden Temple premises here today.

Construction of link road to IIM campus stalled

Construction of link road to IIM campus stalled

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: A dilapidated stretch links the Amritsar-Jalandhar GT road to the proposed campus site of the IIM, Amritsar.

Artiste community calls for more dramaticsWORLD THEATRE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Artiste community calls for more dramatics

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Celebrating its 19th foundation day as well as World Theatre Day, Punjab Natshala honoured theatre artistes for their contribution towards Punjabi theatre.

Regulation of fee Bill: Three regulatory bodies formed

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Three regulatory bodies were formed in the State following implementation of the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Bill, 2016.

Five held for drug peddling, robberies

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Following a tip-off, the city police have arrested a Jharkhand resident on charges of drug peddling.

ANTI-DRUG DRIVE

Chemists urge govt not to ‘harass’ them

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Chemists Association today urged the Punjab Government to not harass chemists and medical store owners under the garb of their “anti-drug” abuse campaign launched all over the state.

BJP leader Manav Taneja assaults local resident

BJP leader Manav Taneja assaults local resident

28 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Former councillor and BJP (urban) general secretary Manav Taneja allegedly thrashed a person, identified as Jaskaran Singh, over a minor issue of parking a vehicle here today.

CBSE move to set up NEET centre welcomed

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Educationists and residents have welcomed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decision to set up a centre to conduct prestigious National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) for admission in medical colleges in the holy city.

Discussion on Bhai Veer Singh’s work

Discussion on Bhai Veer Singh’s work

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar on contribution of Bhai Veer Singh to Punjabi literature and Sikhism was organised yesterday at his residence on Lawrence Road, which has been converted into a museum.

Congress’ senior deputy mayor in BJP-SAD House

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after shifting his loyalty from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to the Congress, Avtar Singh Truckanwala, has been working as senior deputy mayor on the same capacity.

Activists seek rollback of Criminal Tribe Act

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Activists of the de-notified tribes, Vimukta Jatian, have demanded that the newly formed government should address their issues on priority.

National workshop on radiation detectionFROM COLLEGES

National workshop on radiation detection

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

Amritsar: A two-day national workshop on “Radiation detection and measurement (RDM-2017)” began here today. The workshop is being organised by the Department of Physics and Electronics at Hindu College in collaboration with the Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientist (IANCAS).

‘Punjabi Theatre among the best in the country’WORLD THEATRE DAY CELEBRATIONS

‘Punjabi Theatre among the best in the country’

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Celebrating creative fertility of the land of five rivers, along with the worldwide celebrations of the World Theatre Day, city artistes community gave a thumbs up to the progressive pace of Punjabi theatre today.

Week after inauguration, dog sterilisation drive fails to start

Week after inauguration, dog sterilisation drive fails to start

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A dog sterilisation drive, which was inaugurated a week ago with tall claims to control the stray canine population in the city, is yet to start.

Government to act against farmers burning straw

Government to act against farmers burning straw

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmers will face strict action for straw burning after harvesting of wheat crop as government has planned to take satellite pictures of burning fields to identify those indulging in practice.

Philanthropists sell used clothes at Rs13 to poor

Philanthropists sell used clothes at Rs13 to poor

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: An association of retired government employees and philanthropists has come up with a novel idea of providing clothes to poor people at Rs 13 per piece.

Housefed told to pay compensation

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed Housefed to refund the excess amount paid, if any, by a local resident for settlement of a loan case, besides paying Rs 2,000 as compensation and Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses.

Snatcher held with mobile phones; 5 others booked

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have booked five snatchers in two separate instances while another snatcher was nabbed by the CIA staff with four snatched mobile phones and a sharp weapon.

19 arrested for bootlegging

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: In the ongoing drive against drug traffickers and bootleggers, the Amritsar rural police have arrested seven persons who used to steal concentrated alcohol and spirit and later used to sell the same as liquor by way of diluting it.

Dist admn gets tough on illegal sand mining

Dist admn gets tough on illegal sand mining

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: With the change of guard in the state government, the district administration has woken up to rampant illegal sand mining on the Ravi riverbed in the district.

Inept handling of tourist spots keeps visitors away

Inept handling of tourist spots keeps visitors away

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Though many tourist spots were thrown opened for tourists in the holy city, inept handling of some of these fail to attract tourists.

National belt wrestling c’ship begins

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The two-day National Belt Wrestling Championship organised by Punjab State Wrestling Amateur Belt Association began here today.

Two held for firing outside railway station

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Civil Lines police has arrested two persons in yesterday’s firing incident, which occurred outside the railway station, last evening.

Search operations carried out

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police today carried out search operations at Gujjarpura and Guru Ki Wadali areas here today as part of its drive against drug trafficking.

Earth Hour observed

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: A musical programme highlighting the importance of saving the nature and adopting sustainable energy initiated the Earth hour celebrations of this year.

Convocation organisedCAMPUS NOTES

Convocation organised

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

The BBK DAV College for Women held its 46th convocation to confer academic degrees on 1,257 students of the batch 2015-16. Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Secretary, University Grants Commission was the chief guest while Dr RK Mahajan, Dean, college development council was the guest of honour for the event.

MC cancels tender for smart bins

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

The tender floated by the Municipal Corporation to install smart bins in the city has failed to materialise.

Class IV employees protest, demand basic tools for work

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Class IV Workers’ Union under the leadership of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation, TB Hospital, staged a protest here today and raised slogans against senior officials.

Kala Shree awards given to artists

Kala Shree awards given to artists

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: To promote and encourage young artists in the city and open competitive avenues for them, the Kausa Trust Amritsar gave away Kala Shree awards at KT Kala Art Gallery.

Property dealer commits suicide

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: A property dealer, identified as Kishan Kumar, a resident of the walled city area, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

Five arrested for stealing sugar bags

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police arrested five thieves, who had decamped with 200 bags of sugar from a godown located in Bhai Vir Singh Colony on March 18.

Auction of liquor vends on March 29

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Excise and Taxation Department has reduced the number of liquor zones in city from the earlier 12 to six this year.

New MP takes up issues with officials

New MP takes up issues with officials

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The newly elected Member of Parliament (MP), Gurjeet Singh Aujla, discussed a wide range of issues concerning the city during a meeting with heads of the Police Department and the civil administration here today.

Siropa to Capt: Badungar’s statement stirs up debate

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The announcement by SGPC Chief Kirpal Singh Badungar to felicitate Capt Amarinder Singh with siropa upon his visit to the Golden Temple has left political circles bemused.

Snatchers target devotee, tourist in separate incidents

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: There seems to be no end to snatchings and robberies even as the city police is carrying out search operations and putting up nakas (barricades) to nail criminal elements and drug traffickers.

Four booked on murder charge

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: A resident of Noori Mohalla, identified as Rocky, died of consuming liquor allegedly laced with some poisonous substance here today.

FROM SCHOOLS

Collaborative learning

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

Amritsar: To keep teachers abreast with latest knowledge a seminar on collaborative learning was organised at Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School today.

Elementary schools easy target of thieves

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: In absence of watchmen and electronic vigilance government elementary schools have become a soft target of miscreants in the rural areas.

Artist’s work on ants finds way from wall to ramp

Artist’s work on ants finds way from wall to ramp

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: As an artist he feels inspired from even simplest of beings or happenings.

Government move to reduce height of AIR tower draws flak

Government move to reduce height of AIR tower draws flak

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Union government’s decision to cut down height of the All India Radio (AIR) tower at Gharinda has hurt sentiments of residents of the district.

MC recovers Rs 15.35 croreCOLLECTION OF PROPERTY TAX

MC recovers Rs 15.35 crore

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

Although the current fiscal will close on March 31, the property tax wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) is not getting returns as per expectation.

Five proposals passed at F&CC meeting

Five proposals passed at F&CC meeting

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

The Finance and Contractual Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation (MC) passed five proposals at a meeting here today.

Jail authorities write to PWD to construct a watch tower

Jail authorities write to PWD to construct a watch tower

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: After asking the PWD authorities for installing a barbed fence outside the boundary wall of the newly constructed Amritsar Central Jail, the authorities have now asked them to construct an extra watch tower between watch tower four and five.

Special athletes from city shine at World Winter Special Olympics

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: For the three truly special sports stars from Pingalwara’s humble abode, Poonam, Sooraj and Rajinder Raju, it was homecoming worth celebrating.

GMC to sign agreement with PGI to make Cath Lab functional

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Finally, Government Medical College here is all set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, for starting the Cath Lab set up here around six months ago.

Three held in Chheharta for criminal trespass, attempt to murder

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Chheharta police have booked around 12 persons on charges of criminal trespass and attempt to murder after they entered into a house, ransacked it and thrashed the owner, identified as Sahil.

Man, mother booked for dowry death

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Maqboolpura police have booked Amrik Singh of New Jaspal Nagar along with his mother Surinder Kaur in a dowry death case after Amrik’s wife Kawaljit Kaur died.

Firing leads to panic on Rly Link Road

Firing leads to panic on Rly Link Road

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Panic gripped Link Road outside the railway station here this evening when two groups clashed over construction over a small wall between two adjoining shops.

Chawla cautions against anti-drug drive by police

Chawla cautions against anti-drug drive by police

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Vetern BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla today warned the Punjab Government over its anti-drug drive while stating that a number of allegedly false cases were registered during a similar drive launched by the then SAD-BJP government and it failed to provide desired results.

More search operations in city; 50 heldDRUG TRAFFICKING

More search operations in city; 50 held

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to bring the crime rate down and tighten the noose around drug traffickers, the city police carried out search operations in areas including the local bus stand, Maqboolpura and the housing board colony near Ranjit Avenue here today.

Will widen bridges on defence drains & curb drug menace, says Tarsem DCMY MLA MY AGENDA: AMRITSAR TRIBUNE SPEAKS TO CONGRESS MLA FROM ATTARI CONSTITUENCY

Will widen bridges on defence drains & curb drug menace, says Tarsem DC

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The newly elected MLA from Attari, Tarsem Singh DC, has promised residents that he will address the problem of narrow bridges on defence drains alongside the Indo-Pak Border on a priority.

Woman killed as auto-rickshaw hits her

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman lost her life after a speeding auto-rickshaw hit her near the Gwalmandi chowk while she was crossing the road.

CAMPUS NOTES

Youth fest begins at Khalsa varsity

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

Amritsar: Colourful functions and various competitions in fine arts, poetry, rangoli, poster-making, debates and elocution today marked the Inter-Khalsa Colleges Youth Festival.

District TB office releases new data of patients

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The District TB Control Office today stated that a total of 631 new TB patients were detected in the first three months of the current year.

Passengers irked as LED displays in metro buses flash messages in Telugu

Passengers irked as LED displays in metro buses flash messages in Telugu

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: While moving in Amritsar the people can have a feel of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as LED displays scroll instructions in Telugu instead of Punjabi in buses introduced under the bus rapid transit system (BRTS).

‘All traits of Bhagat Singh not highlighted

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The image of martyr Bhagat Singh has been typecast into that of an angry young man holding pistol in one hand and with the other on a curl of his moustache.

MC to build zones for vendors

MC to build zones for vendors

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Following directions of the Supreme Court, the Municipal Corporation (MC) conducted a survey of vendors in the city.

Passing objectionable remarks on girl at a private resort leads to firing

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Passing objectionable remarks on a girl having dinner with members of her family at a private resort on Airport road led to firing.

Man murdered in Chheharta area, two booked

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Sahib Singh (55), a resident of Dhand village, was found dead in Partap Steel Mill Colony in the Chheharta area here today.

GNDU’s VC probables out on social media

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the GNDU has been generating a lot of buzz, as the names of probables in the race for the coveted position are already being circled around through social media.

Shaheed pariwar panel for CBI probeJALLIANWALA BAGH

Shaheed pariwar panel for CBI probe

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jallianwala Bagh Shaheed Parivar Samiti today demanded a CBI probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds which were meant for the development of the historic garden.

Resentment against attack on docs, assn holds candlelight march

Resentment against attack on docs, assn holds candlelight march

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The Resident Doctors Association, Punjab, today organised a candlelight vigil at Government Medical College here today to express resentment against the rising instances of attacks on doctors at hospitals.

Police swoop down on Anngarh areaCRACKDOWN ON DRUG SMUGGLERS

Police swoop down on Anngarh area

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Rolling up their sleeves to counter the flourishing illegal drug trade in the border state, the Punjab Police today started carrying out search operations in the drug-infested areas besides holding public meetings, asking the people to cooperate and share information about drug peddlers in the city.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Rain forecast gives jitters to farmers

Rain forecast gives jitters to farmers

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA: After the early advent of the summer season and rising mercury level, now, every rumbling of clouds is giving jitters to farmers on tenterhooks in the cotton belt of Punjab.

MCB awaits payment against SAD-BJP ad drive

MCB awaits payment against SAD-BJP ad drive

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA: The previous SAD-BJP government in the state had launched an advertisement blitz ahead of the Assembly elections for which they had taken outdoor media spots on rent for six months from the municipal corporations and councils, but the payment of rent for four months is still pending.

It’s curtains for Pervesh Project, teachers back to earlier postings

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA: Close to 1,200 ETT teachers who had been working for the Parvesh Project under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan have been sent back to the schools of their postings as the Education Department has decided to bring the curtains down on the project.

Will not tolerate threats to trade: Hotel assn

Will not tolerate threats to trade: Hotel assn

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Hotel Association have opened a front against the alleged extortion techniques being employed by officials of Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL).

Liquor vends allotment to be held today

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA: The Excise and Taxation Department has extended the date of the allotment for the liquor vends of imported and country-made liquor in the district to tomorrow.

Tractor-trailer plunges into canal

Tractor-trailer plunges into canal

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA: A tractor trailer filled with fodder today fell in Sirhind canal near National Colony.

City athlete wins silver in national meet

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA: City resident Rajiv Kumar, resident of Bibi Wala Road, brought laurels to the city by bagging the second position in 5-km Walk Race at the 38th National Master Athletics Championship held at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh from March 24-27.

Farmers made aware of agri, weather advisory services

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA: The Agro-Meteorology Field Unit of Punjab Agricultural University’s Regional Centre, Bathinda, organised a farmer’s awareness programme here today.

CAMPUS NOTES

Lecture on research methodology

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

The mathematics department (PG) of Baba Farid College organised an extension lecture on research methodology for its second year students on the campus.

Booze lovers celebrate as contractors clear stock

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA:It’s celebration time for booze lovers in the city as contractors have slashed the prices of liquor to clear old stock by March 31.

Parents burn DEO’s effigyFEE ISSUE

Parents burn DEO’s effigy

30 Mar 2017 | 1:05 AM

BATHINDA: Raising slogans against private schools, the state government and the district administration, members of the Parents’ Rights Association today continued their protest at Arya Samaj Chowk Park and also burnt an effigy of the District Education Officer.

Balwant Gargi remembered on World Theatre Day

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

Baba Farid College (BFC), Bathinda, organised a seminar on Punjabi language dramatist and novelist Balwant Gargi on the occasion of World Theatre Day.

FROM CAMPUS

Students shortlisted

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

As many as 10 students of Guru Kashi University have been shortlisted by the Luminous Company for its plants at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh.

Office-bearers of medical assn elected

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab Medical Representatives Association convened a meeting for electing president and general secretary of the Bathinda unit of the association recently.

False cases registered against us: SAD leaders

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: SAD leaders from Rampura Phul today accused the Congress of vendetta politics.

Liquor vends’ allotment called off

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: The allotment of liquor vends through lottery draw, which was scheduled for March 29, will not be held on that date.

Four accused arrested in fake certificates, degrees case

Four accused arrested in fake certificates, degrees case

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: The police have arrested four persons accused of preparing fake certificates and degrees here today.

DC unveils Rs10,149-cr credit plan

DC unveils Rs10,149-cr credit plan

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra today released the annual credit plan of the district amounting to Rs 10,149 crore for 2017-18.

MCB holds auction for Rose Garden, Joggers Park canteens

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: The auction for the canteens of Rose Garden and Joggers Park was held today at the Municipal Corporation office.

Kisan Mela witnesses heavy footfall

Kisan Mela witnesses heavy footfall

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised Kisan Mela at its Regional Research Station here today.

Pulse Polio drive from April 2

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: The National Pulse Polio Round will be held from April 2 to 4 under which 1,54,950 children in 0 to 5 years of age will be administered polio vaccine.

SAD-BJP councillors go into a huddle

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: Sensing the Congress can cause trouble, Mayor Balwant Rai Nath today held a meeting with SAD councillors to assure that he has the numbers and majority on his side in case the opposition brings up no-confidence motion against him on March 31.

Protesters demand stringent action against accusedMURDER OF GRANDCHILDREN

Protesters demand stringent action against accused

30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 AM

BATHINDA: Kotfatta residents today staged a protest and gehraoed the police station seeking justice in the killing of two young grandchildren by their grandmother and father.

students get jobsFROM CAMPUS

students get jobs

28 Mar 2017 | 1:10 AM

Three MBA students — Navneet Kaur Brar, Tanu Shree and Rinky — of the Baba Farid Group of Colleges (BFGI) were placed with Lavya Associates during a training-cum-placement drive held recently.

Five booked for preparing fake degrees, certificates

28 Mar 2017 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked five persons on the charge of preparing fake certificates and degrees.

Students urged to keep surroundings clean

28 Mar 2017 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Malwa College, Bathinda, organised a seminar on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on its campus on Monday.

CCTV cameras to keep vigil on miscreants in city

CCTV cameras to keep vigil on miscreants in city

28 Mar 2017 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: To keep a vigil on the activities of miscreants, the police have started installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at various locations in the city.

Fee row: Parents go on hunger strike

Fee row: Parents go on hunger strike

28 Mar 2017 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: To put pressure on the Education Department and district administration to take action against private schools for charging exorbitant amount of money in the name of annual charges and funds, members of the Parents’ Rights Association, Bathinda, today began a hunger strike.

ANM students protest lack of facilities

ANM students protest lack of facilities

28 Mar 2017 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: High drama prevailed on the Civil Hospital premises here today when students of Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery College staged a protest outside the office of the Civil Surgeon against lack of facilities at the college hostel.

Excise Dept to lose Rs 36-cr revenue

Excise Dept to lose Rs 36-cr revenue

28 Mar 2017 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: With the new policy of the Excise Department coming into effect from April 1 for 2017-18, the department is set to lose Rs 36 crore revenue in the district as 51 liquor vends will be closed from the beginning of the next month.

Staff shortage hits neonatal medical care

Staff shortage hits neonatal medical care

28 Mar 2017 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Shortage of staff has hit neonatal services at Women’s and Children Hospital in Bathinda.

MCB to present Rs 137-cr budget on Mar 31

28 Mar 2017 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda is all set to present Rs 137-crore budget for the financial year 2017-18.

Colourful cultural items mark annual function

Colourful cultural items mark annual function

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Lala Jagan Nath Jain Goodwill Public High School organised its annual prize distribution ceremony at Parasram Nagar here today.

PAU all set to organise Kisan Mela tomorrow

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is organising Kisan Mela at its Regional Research Station here on March 28.

Paras Ram Nagar road offers a bumpy ride to commuters

Paras Ram Nagar road offers a bumpy ride to commuters

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: In a contrast to the claims made by the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, regarding improved basic infrastructure, the condition of roads in the city portrays a saga of apathy and neglect.

CUP prof presents research paper at international seminar

CUP prof presents research paper at international seminar

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Dr Subhash Parihar, associate professor at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, presented a research paper on “Figurative Mughal murals: Evidence from miniature painting” at the international seminar organised by KR Cama Oriental Institute on “The Art and Culture of Mughal India” in Mumbai recently.

Hotel assn urges govt to impose 5% GST

Hotel assn urges govt to impose 5% GST

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab Hotel Association urged the government to impose only five per cent Good and Services Tax (GST) on the hotel industry.

Rs 1.33 cr per acre for acquiring land at Lehra Bega

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: For acquiring land to set up a toll plaza at Lehra Bega village on the Bathinda-Chandigarh road, owners of agricultural land in the area are being given compensation of Rs 1.

In-laws booked for abetment of suicide

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A case of abetment of suicide has been registered against in-laws of Simranjit Kaur, who belongs to Ratanpura village in Hanumangarh distirct of Rajasthan.

3 held for selling spurious ghee

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police have arrested three members of a gang involved in selling adulterated ghee.

Farmer writes to Prime Minister, alleges exploitation by bank employees

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Harcharan Singh, a farmer of Phoos Mandi village, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining against officials of Canara Bank for allegedly exploiting poor farmers by taking advantage of their illiteracy.

Tackling diabetes: More people take to jaggery

Tackling diabetes: More people take to jaggery

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: As Punjab has registered a huge number of diabetes cases as compared to most of the other states, this disease has become the most talked about malady in almost every house.

One-week free dental check-up camp ends

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA:The one-week free dental check-up camp organised by Max Super Speciality Hospital, Bathinda, on the occasion of World Oral Health Day concluded here today.

2-day doctors’ conference begins in city, 200 take part

2-day doctors’ conference begins in city, 200 take part

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: The two-day 9th Punjab State Conference commenced here today.

‘Strengthen institutions of Lokpal, Lokayukta’

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: The Centre for Law of the Central University of Punjab (CUP) organised a lecture on Lokpal here today.

Three of family booked on dowry charge

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: The police have registered a case against three persons of an Abohar-based family for demanding dowry.

Student escapes with answer sheet, booked

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: A student has been booked on the charge of escaping with his answer sheet from an open school examination centre.

Traffic halts as traders’ protest swells on road

Traffic halts as traders’ protest swells on road

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: Shopkeepers of the Sirhind canal market today staged a protest by blocking the Bathinda-Goniana road against the problems faced by them due to the construction a service lane below the flyover.

Forging attendance: Couple acquitted

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: The court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Phul, has acquitted an ETT teacher and his wife, a headmistress, in a case of forging attendance and absenteeism records of the school.

One arrested for threatening SDM during meeting

One arrested for threatening SDM during meeting

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: A resident of Rampura village has been arrested on the charge of threatening Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sakshi Sahawney during a meeting over land acquisition for toll plaza at Lehra Bega village.

Teacher booked for Class X paper leak

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: A physical education teacher has been booked for his alleged involvement in Class X PSEB Hindi question paper leak case.

Students of DAV College taken on trip

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

Bathinda: DAV College, Bathinda, organised a five-day trip to Shri Anandpur Sahib, Manali, Manikaran and Kasol for students of MCom (I & II) and BCom (I & III) recently.

Civil Hospital deflates claims on healthcare

Civil Hospital deflates claims on healthcare

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: Having earned the sobriquet ‘Badal’s political capital’ a decade ago, Bathinda witnessed the political grooming of many new faces in the recent past, but the health services in this ‘political citadel of Akalis’ have failed to make the matching progress.

World Water Day observed at DAV College

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The NCC wing of DAV College organised a painting competition to observe World Water Day on its campus here recently.

Schools to sensitise students on tobacco menace

Schools to sensitise students on tobacco menace

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Education Department has decided to observe the World No Tobacco Day on May 15.

‘Kidney failure cases have increased with change in lifestyle’

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA : Max Super Specialty Hospital, Bathinda, organised a seminar on kidney disease here recently.

Star cast of ‘Dulha Veli’ comes calling in city

Star cast of ‘Dulha Veli’ comes calling in city

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The star cast of Punjabi flick, Dulha Veli, reached the city to throw light on it and interacted with the media at the press club here today.

Vans to spread awareness on stubble burning

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: To educate and sensitise the farmers to the ill-effects of stubble burning, the Deputy Commissioner, Diprava Lakra, flagged off an environmental awareness van in the presence of various officials here today.

Education Department instructs institutions to sensitise students to ill-effects of tobacco

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: To sensitise students to the ill-effects of tobacco, the State Education Department has directed all government and government-aided senior secondary schools to observe an anti-tobacco fortnight campaign from May 1 to May 15 on their premises.

Intern kills self

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Gurlal Singh, an intern at the local NFL unit, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at a quarter in NFL Colony.

Man crushed to death under train

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: A passenger was crushed to death under a train at the Bathinda railway station.

MC staff shortage: Sidhu’s office seeks details

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has sought the details of workers working in the residences of officers.

Yuvraj’s fan sets up cricket stadium

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: A fan of Yuvraj Singh has set up a cricket stadium for cricket fans by spending Rs 25 lakh on his land worth Rs 5.

Maur residents demand speedy probe

Maur residents demand speedy probe

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: To demand speedy investigation and revised compensation for the families affected by the bomb blast which had rocked Maur town on January 31, members of the Maur Mandi Bomb Blast Action Committee met Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra and Senior Superintendent of Police Swapan Sharma here today.

ADESH INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH

Colourful touch to two-day annual celebrations

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The two-day annual celebrations started at the Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research with zest and zeal here today.

India-China relations discussed

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The Central University of Punjab (CUP) organised a special lecture on the topic ‘India and China in Asia’ on its campus today.

Blood donation camp organisedIN REMEMBRANCE

Blood donation camp organised

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: A blood donation camp was organised in collaboration with the Aasra Welfare Society and Max Hospital, Bathinda, to observe the martyrs day of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in Bathinda on Thursday.

City remembers martyrs with devotion, patriotic fervour

City remembers martyrs with devotion, patriotic fervour

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Various functions were organised to observe the death anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev here today.

100 volunteers spread martyr’s ideals

100 volunteers spread martyr’s ideals

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Remembering Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the day of their martyrdom today, social media groups have been flooded with patriotic messages.

Animated walls defaced in city, MCB unaware

Animated walls defaced in city, MCB unaware

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has made animated paintings on walls of schools, colleges and bridges under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for the beautification of the city, but many political leaders, private companies and religious organisations have started defacing it by pasting posters on them, while the MCB, which has spent Rs 11 lakh on it, is in a deep slumber.

An Army veteran’s homage journey reaches city

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: A veteran’s homage journey’ has entered Punjab through Bathinda, the 155th location, after traversing through most states of the country before moving up North and finally to conclude the pilgrimage at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ (War Memorial), New Delhi, on April 19.

Over 1,200 persons yet to pay house tax in city

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Five year have passed since the house tax was abolished but at present, as many as 1,231 persons have not paid their house tax.

Safai workers go on indefinite stir

Safai workers go on indefinite stir

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The city has been left to stink as safai workers engaged in the task of door-to-door garbage collection have gone on an indefinite strike starting today.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Bacchus lovers have reason to say cheers

Bacchus lovers have reason to say cheers

30 Mar 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bacchus lovers in the city have a reason to say cheers! The ban on liquor vends on all national and state highways across the country will not drive the drinking holes away in Chandigarh. For, the Punjab and Haryana High today dismissed a petition against change in “nomenclature of certain roads” from state highways to “major district roads”.

Servant drugs ex-Mohali DC’s in-laws before theft

Servant drugs ex-Mohali DC’s in-laws before theft

30 Mar 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three family members, including an elderly couple, were left unconscious after taking food spiked by the domestic help, who was hired three days earlier.

Nigerian, accomplice held with heroin worth Rs 5 crore

Nigerian, accomplice held with heroin worth Rs 5 crore

30 Mar 2017 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have arrested a Nigerian national and his Ugandan woman friend and recovered 1 kg of heroin, worth around Rs 5 crore, from their possession.

CTU starts more buses to Mohali

CTU starts more buses to Mohali

30 Mar 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: For the benefit of Mohali commuters, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has started two new bus services form Chandigarh to Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Inter-State Bus Terminal, Phase VI, and the court complex.

2 inspectors in the dock

30 Mar 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: For alleged laxity on the investigating officer’s part in a case of criminal breach of trust, two Chandigarh Police inspectors are in the dock. Inspectors Jasminder Singh and Chiranji Lal have been issued show-cause notices.

Boy dies of injuries

30 Mar 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after a two-year-old boy was injured in a road accident, the victim succumbed to the injuries at the PGI today.

22-yr-old biker dies in mishap

30 Mar 2017 | 2:07 AM

LALRU: A 22-year-old youth was killed here on Tuesday after his motorcycle was hit by a Tata Safari from the rear side. The victim has been identified as Zafar Ali, a resident of Batauli village near Lalru.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
HC rejects Swaraj India’s symbol plea

HC rejects Swaraj India’s symbol plea

30 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court today rejected the plea of Swaraj India, a new political party floated by Yogendra Yadav and advocate Prashant Bhushan following their expulsion from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for allotment of a common symbol for fighting the April 23 elections to the Delhi Municipal Corporations.

Why different house tax rules for people: AAP

30 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI:Cornered by the Opposition parties on the issue of abolition of residential house tax, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is aggressively defending its stand on the issue and in the latest it reminded the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) of a similar waiver in residential house tax to Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Vijay Goel granted by its north civic body in August last year.

Cong releases roadmap to improve health, education

Cong releases roadmap to improve health, education

30 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI:A draft roadmap to improve the primary education and health centre released today pointed out the Congress party’s vision to complete overhaul the education system and health service if the party is voted to power in the MCDelhi.

JDU workers move door to door, raise development issues

30 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI:National general secretary of the Janta Dal (U) and in charge Delhi Sanjay Jha released its fourth list of candidates, saying that all candidates have started moving door to door and promised that if the party is voted to power in the Municipal Corporations of Delhi elections, it would do development work in the city.

Recover Rs 97 cr from AAP for ads, LG tells Chief Secy

30 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI:In a major setback for the Kejriwal government, Lt Governor Anil Baijal has directed Delhi Chief Secretary to recover Rs 97 crore from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for advertisements projecting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party allegedly in violation of the Supreme Court guidelines.

DSGMC EXECUTIVE BOARD

Gurdwara Directorate, Badals are hand in glove: SAD (Delhi)

30 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI:Repeat postponements of the DSGMC's executive formation are another compelling evidence of possible collusion of state authorities with the Badal lobby, Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) secretary general Harvinder Singh Sarna said today.

DCW gets two men arrested for eve teasing

30 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI:Two men have been arrested for allegedly stalking and eve teasing a 14-year-old girl who had approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) for help.

Kejriwal to address rally in Burari on March 31

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will join his colleagues in his party’s campaign for the next month’s municipal corporation elections at a rally on March 31 in Burari where senior party leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, will also share the dais with him to pitch for the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) win.

BJP councillor joins Cong

BJP councillor joins Cong

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI: BJP sitting councillor from Ward No. 91-S, Govindpuri, Chander Prakash today joined the Congress party in the presence of former MP Ramesh Kumar and former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Chopra, who is also a former MLA from the Kalkaji Assembly constituency where Govindpuri falls.

AAP backs anti-national forces, says Vijender Gupta

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi for inviting noted historian Prof. AG Noorani for a lecture on Shaheedi Diwas oragnised at the Legislative Assembly premises.

Rs 4.23 cr in old notes seized

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police today recovered around Rs 4.23 crore old currency notes from the office of a businessman, who was allegedly involved in illegal currency exchange.

Supply hit hard, meat prices likely to soar after Navratra

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Supply of meat has been hit hard in Delhi due to the crackdown on illegal abattoirs and the meat sellers' strike in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh but the real impact will be felt only after the nine-day-long Navratras.

DMRC asked to improve cleanliness near stations

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:After reviewing various aspects of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) functioning with its MD Mangu Singh, Secretary of Urban Development Ministry Rajiv Gauba asked the DMRC to focus on improving cleanliness in the surroundings of metro stations and evolve an institutional mechanism for regular engagement with the large and growing number of Metro users.

Ambedkar Nagar Gurdwara looted

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Some unidentified thieves broke into a Gurdwara in Ambedkar Nagar, southeast Delhi, and decamped with cash and some jewellery donated by the devotees to the Gurdwara last night, said a police official today.

DSGMC to elect executive members today

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Putting Manjit Singh GK’s face on front, the Shiromani Akali Dal president, Sukhbir Singh Badal, have called all the elected candidates of the Gurdwara committee at his residence to choose the name of executive board members to be voted tomorrow in general house meeting that was to be presided over by the director of the Delhi Gurdwara Elections (DGE), Shurbir Singh, sources in the committee said.

New admission policy: JNU students protest at UGC office

New admission policy: JNU students protest at UGC office

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) today staged a demonstration outside the University Grants Commission (UGC) office here opposing the massive seat cut in MPhil and PhD courses following amendments in the varsity’s admission policy and demanded a rollback of the decision.

56 filed nomination papers on second day

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:From the AAP around 20 candidates filed their nominations on day two when as confirmed by an official of the State Election Commission a total of 56 nominations were received.

Yogi Adityanath to campaign for BJP in MCD elections

29 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:First time in the history of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi election, union ministers and chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, have been listed star campaigners of the BJP for the polls scheduled to be held on April 23, sources in the party said.

DCW's intervention helps women to get her documents back

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women's (DCW's) intervention has helped a cancer patient to get her medical and educational documents, which were "forcefully taken" by her husband who has deserted her since a year.

DMRC solar power project makes way to UN convention

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC’s) initiative to install rooftop solar power plants at its premises has become the first ever Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project to be registered with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for any Metro or railway system in the world.

DJB takes up new project to clean drains

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has initiated one of the most ambitious projects proposing a paradigm shift in approach by using sustainable bio-remediation technologies to clean drains and water bodies.

Police developing QR code for women safety

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police is developing a Quick Response (QR) code monitoring mobile app for taxis, autorikshaws and public transports, especially to ensure the safety of the women passengers in Delhi.

10 hurt as bus turns turtle

10 hurt as bus turns turtle

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:In a major bus accident a bus going to Ajmer Dargah Sharif turned upside down in Burari, Delhi, said a Delhi police official today.

Cops fight over sharing bribe money

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Yesterday a fight took place in the Safdarjung Police Station (South District) between an assistant sub inspector (ASI) and head constable deployed in Green Park Sub Division regarding distribution of bribe money.

JD(U) to release 4th list today

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The JD (U) has announced to release tomorrow the fourth list of candidates for the MCD elections.

SP to contest on all 272 MCD seats

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Samajwadi Party (SP) today announced to field candidates to contest the Municipal Corporations of Delhi elections on all 272 wards.

AAP MLA joins BJP

AAP MLA joins BJP

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Aam Aadmi Party’s MLA from the Bawana Assembly constituency Ved Prakash resigned from the membership of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and other posts held by him under the Delhi government and joined the BJP in the presence of party chief Manoj Tiwari, state in-charge Shyam Jaju, Leader of the Opposition Vijender Gupta.

7 file papers on first day of nomination

28 Mar 2017 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI:With the race for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections is gradually picking up the pace, seven nominations were filed on the first day with majority among them being independents, as confirmed by a Delhi State Election Commission official.

Modi should ask people to defeat BJP for failure to clean Delhi: Dikshit

Modi should ask people to defeat BJP for failure to clean Delhi: Dikshit

27 Mar 2017 | 3:58 PM

NEW DELHI:Former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Mann ki Baat” address, saying he should urge the people of Delhi to uproot the BJP from MCD as it has made the National Capital one of the dirtiest cities in the country.

DSGMC greets Sikh leaders with siropa

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:In a shift from its traditional gesture, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Mangament Committee (DSGMC) today greeted Akal Takth Sahib jathedar and other guests participating in the two-day “Delhi Fateh Divas” here with mementoes and set of books in place of siropa (religious honour).

3-year-old girl drowns to death

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:In a tragic incident in Sangam Vihar, South Delhi, today a three-year-old girl, Alfia, died after drowning in an underground tank.

Much-hyped ‘Himmat’ app a big failure

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:An ambitious plan of the Delhi police to make women safe in the city has failed once again.

No anti-Romeo squads in Delhi: Cops

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi police have ruled out and discarded the speculation of introducing the anti-Romeo squads like Uttar Pradesh in Delhi.

Cong, BJP question Kejriwal’s move on abolishing house tax

Cong, BJP question Kejriwal’s move on abolishing house tax

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over its announcement of scrapping the residential house tax prompted Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to accuse them of feigning ignorance about the “precedents” on amendments to the Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Act, 1957, in a bid to allow “inspector-raj” through recovery of house tax in the capital.

Transgender BSP activist alleges being denied ticket

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:A transgender social activist from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has alleged that the party denied her ticket for municipal elections as she was a eunuch and could not pay Rs 50 lakh for the ticket.

volunteers launch AAP Bachao Aandolan

volunteers launch AAP Bachao Aandolan

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Under "Chanda Bandh Satyagraha", scores of volunteers, including Aam Aadmi Party workers, showed up at ND Tiwari Memorial Hall and discussed how the party has "systematically deviated" from its principles.

AAP gives MCD tickets to those who helped Kejriwal

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has paid back by giving tickets for the MCD elections to two persons who had helped the Kejriwal-led party by offering their accommodations when it was trying its hand in politics.

Cong unveils waste mgmt roadmap

Cong unveils waste mgmt roadmap

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Eyeing a comeback in the national capital, the Congress today putting its best foot forward proposed an “incentive-based” solid waste management plan with which it promised to make the three municipal corporations “financially self-reliant” in two years.

Cong unveils waste mgmt roadmap; blames BJP, AAP for sanitation crisisMCD POLLS

Cong unveils waste mgmt roadmap; blames BJP, AAP for sanitation crisis

26 Mar 2017 | 7:39 PM

NEW DELHI: Eyeing a comeback in the national capital, the Congress on Sunday proposed an “incentive-based” solid waste management plan with which it promised to make the three municipal corporations “financially self-reliant” in two years.

Cong unveils waste management roadmap; blames BJP, AAP for sanitation woos

26 Mar 2017 | 1:30 PM

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday criticised the central government under the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi for the city’s sanitation woos.

One dies in factory fire

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:A fire broke out in a plastic factory in Narela, outer Delhi, last night, leaving a man dead.

CISF gets award

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:PHD Family Welfare Foundation working for both women and children has awarded the CISF with ‘Astitva Samman’ for promoting welfare schemes for women and empowering them.

Notorious robber nabbed

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi police yesterday arrested a wanted criminal, Asif (39) of Nand Nagri, Delhi, said a police official today.

ATM thief arrested

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The New Delhi Railway Station police have arrested an ATM thief, Azad (22), who used to befriend with his victims, earn their confidence and then steal their ATM card and sweep the accounts, said a Delhi police official.

Fake currency syndicate busted, three held

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The Northern Range of the Crime Branch has busted a syndicate involved in supply of fake currency notes of denomination Rs 100 in various parts of Delhi and arrested three persons Hakikat Chauhan (33) Tahseen (34), both are from Bhalswa Dairy Delhi, and Fazar (35) of Faridabad and seized Rs one lakh forty thousand fake currency from them, said Police.

Will abolish residential house tax if voted to power: Kejriwal

Will abolish residential house tax if voted to power: Kejriwal

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:In a master stroke Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will abolish residential house tax and waive off arrears on such tax in the national Capital if his party is voted to power in the municipal corporations.

Kejriwal govt a ‘jumla’ govt: Maken

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken said the Kejriwal government is nothing but another “jumla government”, just making tall promises without fulfiling them.

Two AAP activists join BJP

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Two Aam Aadmi Party activists – Ajit Singh Sehra and Nitu Ravi Anand – today joined the BJP in presence of Rajouri Garden assembly bye-election candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

MCD polls a base to form govt in Delhi: Shah

MCD polls a base to form govt in Delhi: Shah

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:After forming governments in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur following recently held assembly elections, BJP National President Amit Shah today asked his party activists to work hard to win the elections of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi as it would be a base to form the government in Delhi state in future.

Corruption rampant in Delhi govt, says Amit ShahMCD POLLS

Corruption rampant in Delhi govt, says Amit Shah

25 Mar 2017 | 3:37 PM

NEW DELHI: After forming governments in Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Goa and Manipur, BJP national president Amit Shah asked party workers on Saturday to work hard to win the forthcoming Delhi civic elections.

Delhi Fateh Diwas to be celebrated for two days

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Mangament Committee (DSGMC) will celebrate two-day 'Delhi Fateh Diwas' on March 25 and 26 at Red fort to celebrate the 234th anniversary of Delhi victory under the leadership of Sikh marshals Baba Baghel Singh, Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (fourth head Budha Dal), Jassa Singh Ramgarhia, Tara Singh Gheba and Mahan Singh Shukarchakia.

Internal row delays DSGMC executive members’ polls

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Internal fighting between senior leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Delhi unit, led to postponement of the election of five top executive members, including president and general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

SC orders CBI probe into girl’s accidental death

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a CBI probe into the death of a 22-year-old BA student who was killed while her four friends were injured when their car met with an accident on the Yamuna Expressway in January 2015.

Man assaults live-in partner's daughter, held

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:With the help of 181 women helpline of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), a man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his live-in partner's fifteen-year-old daughter.

Resident doctors seek PM’s intervention

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Standing behind their colleagues in Maharsahtra, resident doctors in the national Capital today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention into their concerns over security inside hospitals warning if issues remain “unresolved” they will be forced to go for a “complete shutdown” of services.

JNU students protest seat cut in courses outside UGC office

JNU students protest seat cut in courses outside UGC office

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Opposing the massive seat cut in MPhil and PhD courses, Jawaharlal Nehru University students under its students'' union today staged a protest outside the UGC building causing inconvenience to commuters at the busy ITO.

Focus on optimal use of technology, LG tells police

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Reviewing the use of technology by the Delhi Police in the fifth "theme based’ meeting, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal today directed for proper upkeep of records, to evolve with advancement of the technology and for random checks of existing systems.

LG reviews chikungunya, dengue preparedness

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt. Governor Anil Baijal today directed all stakeholders to immediately activate standard operating procedures (SOP) for prevention of dengue and chikungunya cases and told all concerned agencies to assign field duties to its officials for supervision of the work as per SOP.

Two minor girls suffer burns as car catches fire

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:In a bizarre incident, two girls, aged two and three, sustained severe burns injuries after the car they were playing in suddenly caught fire in the Sultanpuri area, outer Delhi, said a police official.

People should respond to BJP’s choice of UP CM: Historian Noorani

People should respond to BJP’s choice of UP CM: Historian Noorani

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Eminent historian and lawyer AG Noorani today slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party over the elevation of Hindu hardliner Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, saying it is for people to strongly respond to it.

DSGMC to elect executive committee members

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) members will elect executive committee members tomorrow.

DSGMC to elect executive committee members

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) members will elect executive committee members tomorrow.

AAP attack on EC highlights its anarchist face, says BJP

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) questioned the State Election Commission’s directive to remove displays containing “aam aadmi”, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta today shot back at the Kejriwal-led party claiming the AAP opposes any decision that does not suit its political interests and its attack on the State Election Commission (SEC) highlights its “fascist and anarchist” face.

AAP replaces 14 candidates for MCD polls

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party today replaced 14 of its candidates for municipal polls on April 23 leaving those whose names were dropped fuming, with many among them claiming the party did not give any satisfactory reason.

Prez urged to disqualify 11 MLAs violating Office of Profit norms

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:BJP chief Manoj Tiwari in a letter written to President Pranab Mukherjee draws his attention towards an application submitted to him seeking disqualification of 11 MLAs of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party who have been appointed co-chairpersons of District Disaster Management Committees (DDMCs) in violation of the Office of Profit provisions.

Services in govt hospitals hit as resident doctors go on mass leave

Services in govt hospitals hit as resident doctors go on mass leave

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:In a strong disapproval of the Mumbai High Court’s order and then the Maharashtra government’s warning to striking doctors, resident doctors of around 38 hospitals— including centrally managed, ESI, Delhi Government and MCD-run— in the national Capital went on a one-day mass casual leave on Thursday in support of their counterparts in Maharashtra even as those posted at emergencies reported to work.

Delhi, last 7 days...

Minor gang-raped for six months by three youths

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by three local youths for six months. The family of the victim, who belongs to a minority community and staying in a village near Jalandhar, alleged that their daughter was gang-raped by three youths from the same locality. They held her captive for six months in Bholath, Kapurthala district.

53 of 54 jail inmates test positive for hepatitis C

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: On the instructions of Dr Harpreet Singh Kahlon, Civil Surgeon, Health Department, Kapurthala, tests for hepatitis C for inmates of the Kapurthala jail were conducted.

Excise Department churns out Rs 6.07 croreAUCTION OF 1,276 LIQUOR VENDS

Excise Department churns out Rs 6.07 crore

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The recent ban imposed by the Supreme Court on the sale of liquor on state and national highways and also a decrease of 14 per cent liquor quota in Punjab-made liquor (PML) and 20 per cent in the Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) announced by the state government have prevented many people from participating in liquor vend auctions held by the Punjab Excise Department at Red Cross Bhawan today.

NRI woman murder case cracked, one arrested

NRI woman murder case cracked, one arrested

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar rural police have claimed to cracked a murder case today.

No need for solid waste management site, says city-based industrialist

No need for solid waste management site, says city-based industrialist

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Though politicians and officials of the Local Bodies Department have been endlessly trying to resolve the the issue of getting a suitable chunk of land for setting up a solid waste management plan, a city-based industrialist has come up with an idea which does not have any requirement of the sort.

NRI youth found dead on road

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: A youth was found dead on the 66 Foot road near Jalandhar Heights.

Previous govt’s rural bus service incurs losses

Previous govt’s rural bus service incurs losses

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Owing to flaws in permits and ill-prepared route plans, the mini bus service for the rural areas, which was a pet project of the previous SAD-BJP dispensation, is allegedly incurring losses.

101 sports achievers to get grace marks in board exams

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 101 sports students will get grace marks in the Class X and XII examinations in the district.

MC to install free water meters

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The Municipal Corporation will soon install free water meters in residential areas with a grant of Rs 30 crore sanctioned by the Central government under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme recently.

Drug peddler arrested

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

PHAGWARA: The Phagwara police arrested a drug peddler, identified as Vinit Kumar of Daddal Mohalla, here, today and recovered 50 gm of smack from his possession.

CAMPUS NOTES

National Science Day

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

Students from various educational institutions participated in National Science Day celebrations at Lyallpur Khalsa College.

6 booked for fraud

30 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

Phagwara: The Phagwara police have registered a case of large-scale fraud under Section 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120B of the IPC against six persons including a retired patwari, Sodhi Ram, Anil Kumar, Gulzar Singh, Rajwinder Singh, Shivdev Kaur and Balwinder Singh on the charges of duping a UK-based NRI Harbhajhan Singh Jaspal of Rs 3.21 crore on the pretext of selling him a plot of 20 kanal and two marlas which was later proved to be a part of a road in Phagwara.

Three of family burnt alive in shanty fire near city

Three of family burnt alive in shanty fire near city

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: Three members of a migrant family, including a man and his two kids, were killed after a fire broke out in their shanty at Ahima Kazi village near Kartarpur last night.

Training on energy conservation building code

Training on energy conservation building code

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

A one-day training programme on Punjab Energy Conservation Building Programme (ECBC) was held on Monday at CT Institute of Architecture and Planning (CTIAP) under the patronage of the CT Group of Institutions at its Shahpur campus.

Seminar on rail traffic

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

PHAGWARA: At a safety seminar organised at Phagwara railway station today, Ferozepur Divisional Traffic Manager SPS Bhatia deliberated upon various safety issues and said there was a dire need to sensitise the railway staff on exchange of signals and proper communication, as in the past few years, various accidents had taken place due to human errors.

Continue free power supply to cow shelters in state: Kimti Bhagat

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

JALANDHAR: Chairman of Punjab Gau Sewa Commission Kimti Bhagat today appealed to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to continue the power connection to nearly 472 cow shelters in the state.

SAD(A) demands early SGPC poll

SAD(A) demands early SGPC poll

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

JALANDHAR: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Maan today said the SGPC had already completed its term and now it had no statutory right to pass the budget.

SACRILEGE ISSUE

Tributes paid to Sikh youth killed in 1986 at Nakodar

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

JALANDHAR: SGPC president Prof Kirpal Singh Bhadungar, Dal Khalsa president HS Cheema and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh paid tributes to the four Sikh youth who were allegedly killed by the police in 1986 at Nakodar as they were protesting against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.

Student protests fee hike

Student protests fee hike

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

JALANDHAR: A private school student, Nobel, today sat on a dharna in front of the residence of Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment, seeking action against private schools for increasing the fee.

GST: Veyopar Sena calls for removal of ‘coercive’ provision

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: TheVeyopar Sena, Punjab, today wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, seeking the removal of the “coercive provision” from the newly introduced GST Bill.

Parents’ body for action against school, gives memo to DC

Parents’ body for action against school, gives memo to DC

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: The Punjab Parents Association in Jalandhar today submitted a memorandum of demands to the Deputy Commissioner, seeking action against a private school that had allegedly withheld the results of hundreds of students.

Civic body to present budget of Rs 544.79 cr

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

The Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) is all set to present a budget of Rs 544.79 crore for the financial year 2017-18.

MC threatens to seal bus stand

MC threatens to seal bus stand

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: The Municipal Corporation (MC) issued a notice to the Punjab Roadways today and told it to pay the remaining arrears of the property and house tax amounting to Rs 5.5 crore.

Rs 44 crore fall in licence fee collection

Rs 44 crore fall in licence fee collection

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: As the Department of Excise and Taxation will hold the draw of liquor vends tomorrow, its Jalandhar Division is set to see a fall of Rs 44 crore in the licence fee collection this time. crore fall in licence fee collection

Now, overloaded vehicle claims cop’s life

Now, overloaded vehicle claims cop’s life

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: In yet another tragic accident, an overloaded truck claimed a cop’s life near the Paragpur check-post early this morning. The deceased was identified as Karamjit Singh who was on duty at the check-post.

Minor girl abducted

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint lodged by Shahdeep of Goindwal, the Phagwara police have booked seven persons, identified as Ramid, Firoz, Makhan, Karim, Sadeeq (all residents of Kathu Nangal), Marid of Allowal village (Gurdaspur) and Allu of Shahpur Kandi under Section 363/366A/379B of the IPC on the charges of abducting his minor sister who was riding on his motor cycle.

3 killed in accidents

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: In a tragic accident, two youths were killed after falling from the Domoria flyover late in the night. The deceased were identified as Anand, a resident of Gadaipur, and Saddam Hussain of Jandu Singha village.

Admn identifies 15 new sand mines in district

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: To ease out the supply of sand in the district, 15 new mines have been identified by the district administration. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today said the district administration had adopted a twin action policy under which a stern action had been taken against illegal mining besides ensuring a proper supply for the common people.

Farmers taken on tour to PAU

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: To motivate farmers for crop diversification, a tour of progressive farmers was sent to Punjab Agriculture University by the District Agriculture Department.

Cops transferred

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

PHAGWARA: Kapurthala Police chief Sandeep Sharma has transferred police officers in the district.

Farmers, agri dept expect bumper crop this season

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Farmers across the state have been expecting a bumper wheat crop this season. The Agriculture Department, Jalandhar, has estimated the yield to be 3.28 lakh metric ton from the 1.69 hectare of farming land in the district this season.

BRIEFLY

Deaths mourned

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

Phagwara: A pall of gloom descended in the town and people thronged to the house of Harneik Talwar at Adarsh Nagar to offer their condolences.

Play depicts Gurmehar’s struggle

Play depicts Gurmehar’s struggle

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: During the ongoing World Theatre Day celebrations at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, a play was staged this evening on Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who recently faced trolls for her social media posts against ABVP.

WORLD THEATRE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Theatre must move beyond cliches

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: A zenith is reached right in the beginning as an armed assailant steps in and begins indiscriminately shooting at a hall full of people waiting to be entertained – theatrically of course.

MC budget session on March 31

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: The general house of the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) will have its last budget session of the present term on March 31 this year.

Drug menace: Thefts reported in city govt/aided schools

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: While the city police have asked the district administration to create awareness among students on the drug menace prevalent here, many government schools in the district have also been at the receiving end of threats and thefts due to this menace.

CAMPUS NOTES

Overall Trophy

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

Students of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya bagged the overall trophy in inter-college competition “Tarang-2017” organised by St Soldier College.

PHAGWARA BRIEFS

Cylinders stolen

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

Three cooking gas cylinders and two gas stoves were found stolen from Government Senior Secondary School in Bhularai village on Saturday night.

Two commit suicide in separate incidents

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

Phagwara: A young woman committed suicide by jumping before a Delhi-bound Shane-Punjab Express near Mehtan between Phagwara and Cheherru on Jalandhar-Phagwara rail section on Saturday evening.

Movie lovers disappointed

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

PHAGWARA: Hundreds of cine-lovers besides customers of VIVA Collage, Jalandhar, are facing inconvenience for the last four days as air-conditioning system of the mall could not work due to power disconnection.

RMPI expresses angst over communal clashes

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: The Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) today condemned the incident that took place in Gujarat in which a students’ fight turned into a communal clash.

Two held with illicit liquor

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: The Basti Bawa Khel police today arrested two persons with illicit liquor from various locations in the area.

NGT goes strict on stubble burning

NGT goes strict on stubble burning

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Although farmers are warned every season by the administration not to burn the crop residue after harvesting, the same practice goes unchecked each time.

One held with 50 gm of heroin

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: In its ongoing drive against drug trade, the CIA Staff of the Jalandhar Rural Police today claimed to have arrested a man for allegedly possessing 50 gm of heroin.

MC gears up to deal with health issues in summers

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Ahead of the summer season, the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) has geared up to fight summer infections and diseases in the city.

Major fire in factory

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: A major fire broke out today in an air cooler factory situated in the Nurpur area near Maqsudan.

CRACKDOWN ON DRUGS

Now, govt schools to tell parents about menace

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Widening the ambit of their campaign against drugs in the city, the district police have now issued instructions to the DEO to tell students and their parents about the perils of drug abuse.

Many trees obscure traffic lights in cityNO LESSONS LEARNT FROM SUB-INSPECTOR’S DEATH

Many trees obscure traffic lights in city

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the tragic death of 23-year-old sub-inspector Jagdeep Kaur in a road accident on the Chunmun mall intersection on Saturday, the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar and the Traffic Police do not seem to have learnt any lessons from it.

Shop burgled

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

A garments’ shop was burgled on Gaushala road on Saturday.

Three of a family injured in road accident

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

GORAYA: Three persons — Hanesh Kumar of Jalandhar Cantt, his wife Mona and their one-year-old son, Ishan, — sustained serious injuries when the car, in which they were traveling in, was hit by a speeding vehicle near Goraya on Thursday evening.

CAMPUS NOTES

Awareness drive to save sparrows

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

An awareness drive to create awareness on the fast disappearance of house sparrows and other urban birds was carried out by the Environment Club of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya (HMV), Jalandhar.

Exhibition brings fresh whiff of air, hope for art lovers

Exhibition brings fresh whiff of air, hope for art lovers

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: The exhibition organised by the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, which recently concluded at the Virsa Vihar, brought in a fresh whiff of air and hope for art lovers who are sick of watching kitschy renditions of refurbished themes, which marked paintings at the local galleries for ages.

Labour union protests against attack on Dalit woman

Labour union protests against attack on Dalit woman

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Demanding police action against assailants who attacked a woman of Bakhunangal, members of Pendu Mazdoor Union today held a protest demonstration.

Akali-BJP govt failed to nab Gagneja’s assailants: RSS

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of the Rashtriya Swayamsevwak Sangh (RSS) today alleged that the former Akali-BJP government in the state had not been able to nab the culprits behind the murder of senior RSS ideologue Jagdish Gagneja who had been gunned down by armed assailants in Jalandhar.

Suspension incident shows govt machinery in poor light

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, had to invoke his powers as head of the criminal administration to suspend a head constable, laxity on the part of the police officials surfaced further.

Teachers for fulfillment of promises

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Teachers of the AIE/EGS/STR Union have sought the fulfillment of their promises regarding “equal work equal pay” as well as regularisation.

CID constable, teacher held on drug smuggling charge

CID constable, teacher held on drug smuggling charge

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Intensifying its move against drug trade after the new government came to power in the state, the Jalandhar Rural Police today claimed to have arrested a CID constable and a private school teacher, who is son of police personnel in the district, in connection with allegedly smuggling 2 kg opium and 20 gm heroin.

Five nabbed in raidsCRACKDOWN AGAINST DRUGS

Five nabbed in raids

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Five persons were nabbed by the police in various crackdowns across city areas today to nab elements indulging in the sale of intoxicant substances.

Graduation ceremonyCAMPUS NOTES

Graduation ceremony

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

The graduation ceremony was organised in Delhi Public School for the ‘graduates’ of Class prep.

Two held for drug peddling

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

PHAGWARA: The Phagwara police today arrested two persons over allegeded involvenment in drug trade.

Local football club manager represents country in Japan

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: Ravina, manager of the Youth Football Club (YFC), Rurka Kalan, has come back after attending a 10-day project management seminar in Japan recently.

Doctors stage token protest

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

PHAGWARA: Doctors of the town, belonging to the Indian Medical Association (IMA), staged a token protest near the blood bank here against those who attacked doctors at several places in Maharashtra recently.

World TB Day observed at SBLS Nursing School

World TB Day observed at SBLS Nursing School

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: The health authorities today observed World TB Day to mark the discovery of TB Bacili by Sir Robert Koch, March 1882.

Multi-skill development centre gets operational

Multi-skill development centre gets operational

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: A multi-skill development centre that has been set up under the aegis of the Punjab Government’s Punjab Skill Development Mission in Jalandhar has become operational and will provide training to more than 1,700 youths from the district annually.

No big agenda for me in present regime: KoharWITH NEW GOVERNMENT TAKING OATH, JALANDHAR TRIBUNE SPEAKS TO NEWLY ELECTED MLAS

No big agenda for me in present regime: Kohar

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: Having completed four consecutive terms and become MLA for the fifth time, former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Ajit Singh Kohar is, perhaps, the most satisfied legislator.

Civil, police admn launch joint action plan

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: The District Administration and the Police Department have initiated a joint action plan against drugs in Jalandhar district on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for the complete eradication of the drug menace from the state.

CAMPUS NOTES

National seminar

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

The science faculty of Kanya Maha Vidyalaya organised a national seminar on recent trends in science and technology under DBT Star College Scheme.

Blood donation camp held

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

Jalandhar: The Red Ribbon Society, NSS Wing and Red Cross Society of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya organised a blood donation camp in collaboration with NGO Pahal on the occasion of Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Bamboo works, silk stoles display culture of north-eastern states

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The handicrafts from seven north-eastern states of the country are on display for city lovers with a taste for handlooms from the north east.

Akademi exhibition mesmerises art lovers

Akademi exhibition mesmerises art lovers

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: An exhibition of artists from the Lalit Kala Akademi put up at the Virsa Vihar’s Satya Paul Gallery has managed to stir artistic instincts of the city populace.

Want to make Phagwara a district, says Som Parkash of the BJPMY MLA MY AGENDA

Want to make Phagwara a district, says Som Parkash of the BJP

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Having won from the seat for the second consecutive time, BJP MLA Som Parkash has set his targets for the works he has to get initiated in the Phagwara constituency, prime and the big one being getting the district status for Phagwara.

Cops prepare strategy to tackle drug menace

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: With an aim to wiping out illegal drug trade from the city and surrounding areas, the Jalandhar Police today started a campaign equipped with a multi-pronged strategy.

1 held for stealing ATM cards

1 held for stealing ATM cards

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The Commissionerate police have arrested an employee who was allegedly stealing people’s ATM cards by deceiving them.

Five kg opium seized, 2 held

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Rural Police today claimed to have busted a gang of drug peddlers by arresting two members of the gang.

ERADICATING ILLEGAL MINING

Special drive launched

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The district administration has initiated a special drive to curb illegal mining across the district, especially along the banks of Sutlej river in Phillaur, Nakodar and Shahkot sub-divisions.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
Liquor contractors in low spirits

Liquor contractors in low spirits

30 Mar 2017 | 1:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Allotment of liquor vends is going to disappoint the new government this year. Since no applications have been received from the Jagraon and Raikot zones and the number of applications received from the Ludhiana urban zone is also low, the department has re-scheduled the allotment of vends to March 31. The draw was scheduled to be held today.

Improvement trusts rendered ‘powerless’

Improvement trusts rendered ‘powerless’

30 Mar 2017 | 1:11 AM

LUDHIANA: In what could be termed as a step towards clipping the wings of politically appointed chairmen of the Improvement Trusts across the state prior to their subsequent removal – which is a foregone conclusion, the Punjab Government has withdrawn their financial powers with immediate effect.

MC seals marriage palace running at Lakshmi cinema

MC seals marriage palace running at Lakshmi cinema

30 Mar 2017 | 1:11 AM

LUDHIANA: The building branch of the Municipal Corporation has sealed Lovely Marriage Palace, which was running in the parking lot of the Lakshmi cinema in the old city area.

Deactivated PANs give taxpayers tough time

30 Mar 2017 | 1:11 AM

LUDHIANA: On the one hand the last date for filing income tax returns is approaching, on the other many taxpayers are taken aback on finding their Permanent Account Number (PAN) deactivated.

Egg drink, a nutritious way to quench thirst

Egg drink, a nutritious way to quench thirst

30 Mar 2017 | 1:11 AM

LUDHIANA: In an attempt to provide a nutritious alternative to existing soft drinks, scientists at GADVASU have come up with an egg drink, which is full of minerals, vitamins and proteins.

Relative stabs woman to death

30 Mar 2017 | 1:11 AM

LUDHIANA: A woman was murdered in the Hazuri Bagh area of Bhattiyan village this morning.

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