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Axis Bank looted at gunpoint

Axis Bank looted at gunpoint

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as five unidentified persons today robbed an Axis Bank branch on the Chaugwan-Khasa road here after taking the staff into their custody.

Postmen’s stir for better pay

Postmen’s stir for better pay

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Postmen under the Amritsar division today staged a protest near General Post Office against the Central Government for not listening to their demands regarding better salary.

Road under repair creates traffic chaos on Amritsar-Tarn Taran stretch

Road under repair creates traffic chaos on Amritsar-Tarn Taran stretch

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The ongoing digging work on the Amritsar-Tarn Taran road near Gurwali village is causing trouble to the commuters due to dust, potholes and the slow-moving traffic.

Punjab’s contribution exemplary: Rana GurjitINDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Punjab’s contribution exemplary: Rana Gurjit

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjabis had always been at the forefront of the freedom movement and suffered untold hardships in the form of life imprisonment and hanging, said Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh while presiding over the Independence Day function at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium here yesterday.

Local drivers mostly fail to give way to ambulances

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Local drivers’ insensitivity towards patients being transported to hospitals in ambulances can be gauged from the fact that they are not bothered to let the ambulances pass on an emergency basis.

Dr Sandhu is GNDU VC

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Prof (Dr) Jaspal Singh Sandhu joined Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) as Vice Chancellor in the presence of Registrar Prof KS Kahlon and other officials here today.

NRI body seeks clarity on sale of properties

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Perturbed over “unauthorised” sale of their properties in their absence, NRIs have demanded some changes in the norms of the Revenue Department.

Unfinished BRTS work ‘dangerous’

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The unfinished construction of a BRTS station outside the railway station poses grave risk to commuters.

Dairy-removal drive fizzles out

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

In the wake of the upcoming civic body elections, it seems that the Municipal Corporation (MC) has dropped the idea to remove the dairies from its limits.

Naib tehsildars to supervise anti-larva campaign

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Deputy Commissioner has issued instructions for deputy naib tehsildars as duty officers with the teams of the Municipal Corporation (MC) and Health Department while visiting localities to detect dengue larva and issue challans.

4 inmates booked for brawl in jail

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

The police booked four inmates for a brawl at Central Jail here yesterday.

City to get modular toilets soon

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central Government has sanctioned five modular toilet cubicles for all constituencies in the city.

Seminar on breast diseases tomorrow

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to create awareness about diseases related to breast among women, a special health awareness programme will be held at the district public library on Friday.

SNIPPETS

Handbag snatched

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

Amritsar: A motorcycle-borne youth snatched a girl’s handbag in Ranjit Avenue on Tuesday. The purse contained Rs 6,000 and a mobile phone, she said. In her complaint to the Civil Lines police, Mamta Rani stated that she was returning to her paying guest (PG) accommodation from the market when she was targeted.

BRIEFLY

Seminar on entrepreneurship development

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

Amritsar: A seminar on entrepreneurship development was organised by National Career Service, Ministry of Labour and Employment, at Guru Nanak Dev University College, Verka, on Monday.

Iron grills along roads go missing in city

Iron grills along roads go missing in city

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Iron grills installed alongside the BRTS tracks are being stolen in the city.

NGO carries out plantation drive

NGO carries out plantation drive

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A city-based NGO, Voice of Amritsar, carried out a plantation drive at Government Elementary School in Pandori Waraich village today.

Event depicting Punjab’s culture to be held today

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: To promote the rich culture of the state, the district administration will organise an event named ‘Art camp India at 70’ at Urban Haat on Tuesday.

Braid-chopping incidents: Residents press panic button

Braid-chopping incidents: Residents press panic button

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: As the braid-cutting hysteria spreads like wildfire, people, especially belonging to the lower-middle class or economically poor section, have pressed the panic button.

Intellectuals dwell on impact of Partition

Intellectuals dwell on impact of Partition

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A number of intellectuals under the banner of the Hind-Pak Dosti Manch spoke on “The partition of Indian sub-continent and its impact” during an event held here today.

Snatchers continue to have a field day in city

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the police have been on an alert in view of the Independence Day celebrations, the city has witnessed four snatching incidents in the past 24 hours.

Absence of proper signage adds to visitors’ woes

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR:Visitors are at the receiving end in the absence of proper signage in the city.

Partition traumatised everybody: KukrejaPARTITION

Partition traumatised everybody: Kukreja

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The bloody 1947 Partition of the country witnessed the largest migration of people in the history of mankind and shaped lakhs of lives.

Early arrival of swine flu worrisome: Docs

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Medical experts feel it could be a new strain of swine flu virus, as is evident from the early onset of the disease. Swine flu cases were usually reported during the winter months of November, December and January.

Residents, NGOs welcome slew of projects

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: City residents are upbeat after the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today announced a slew of welfare and development schemes for the holy city to put it into a higher-growth trajectory.

No space for fire tender parking

No space for fire tender parking

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: The fire brigade has no place to park its tenders. Fire tenders can be seen parked in the open as Partition Museum has come up in the Town Hall building, which was being used by the Central Fire Station.

Harmonious labyrinths he couldn’t revisit

Harmonious labyrinths he couldn’t revisit

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Who doesn’t want to visit his or her native place? Though everyone longs for that, the answer will be an exact antithesis if Kapil Dev Sehgal (83) is asked. That doesn’t mean he hates his native village — Awan Dhaewala near Lahore in Pakistan.

SNIPPETS

Two mobiles seized in jail

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

Amritsar: The Gate Hakima police have booked two jail inmates for reportedly possessing cell phones.

DC inspects full-dress rehearsal  for I-Day

DC inspects full-dress rehearsal for I-Day

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Rana Gurjit Singh, Power and Irrigation Minister, would hoist the national flag on Independence Day at Gandhi ground.

Digitisation of coins

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Vintage coins preserved at Khalsa Heritage Centre Science and Technology, situated on the premises of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), will be made available in digital form at the Punjab Digital Library.

Crackdown: MC staff panicked

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Though, the political supporters of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu are praising his recent action against some officials, MC employees say the practice of suspension and transfer of officials discourage them.

MP for more int’l flights from city

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla has urged Thai Airways and Jet Airways to start international flights from Amritsar.

Hind-Pak Dosti Manch takes out peace march

Hind-Pak Dosti Manch takes out peace march

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Hind-Pak Dosti Manch, Folklore Research Academy (FRA) and Punjab Jagriti Manch, Jalandhar, today carried out a symbolic peace march from Jallianwala Bagh to the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post.

Minor elopes

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jandiala police have booked two persons for abducting a minor girl.

Woman robbed of cash, jewellery

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman has been robbed at her house in Rana Garden locality.

Security beefed up for I-Day celebrations

Security beefed up for I-Day celebrations

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: With Independence Day celebrations just two days away, the city as well as rural police have beefed up the security.

CONSUMER FORUM

Overcharging Rs 15 proves dearer for cafe

14 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed a cafe to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation and Rs 3,000 as litigation expenses to a local resident for overcharging Rs 15 for a mineral water bottle.

BRIEFLY

SGPC felicitates student

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: Bhai Ram Singh, executive member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committeee, and Sukhdev Singh, additional secretary, felicitated Avtar Singh, a student from Patiala, for excellent performance in a turban tying competition.

Desecration flayed

Desecration flayed

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: A delegation of Jalandhar diocese today met Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to express their dismay over the desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Bhangawa village for which a Christian youth was arrested.

DAV College faculty’s protest

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: As per the call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU), the local unit of DAV College staged a protest here today.

Janmashtami celebrated

Janmashtami celebrated

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: Schools in the city are abuzz with the celebrations of Independence Day and Janmashtami. Students of The Senior Study celebrated the 70th Independence Day with zeal and enthusiasm.

Alka murder case to be reopened

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police are all set to reopen the Alka murder case. The 25-year-old woman was murdered in a gruesome manner when she was alone at her home in Gulmohar Avenue on Majitha road on July 23, 2016.

Patient with swine flu symptoms reported

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: A patient from Gurdaspur with swine flu symptoms was shifted to Sri Guru Ram Das Ji Hospital here today. Her samples have been sent to the swine flu laboratory at Government Medical College.

7 booked for illegal sand mining, 3 held

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police have booked seven persons, including a former woman sarpanch, in separate incidents on charges of illegal sand mining. Out of them, three were arrested for carrying illegal sand.

Trespasses at Kabir Park removed

Trespasses at Kabir Park removed

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) removed encroachments at Kabir Park here yesterday. Residents had encroached upon the government land by installing gates, grills and constructing sheds on the green belts outside their residences.

Pak woman overcomes chronic ailment in city

Pak woman overcomes chronic ailment in city

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: Amidst border tension between India and Pakistan, Atiya Khalid, a Pakistani woman, is all praise for a local rehabilitation centre that helped her recuperate from a chronic ailment.

‘Partition: 1947’ will tell untold story of tragedy, says Gurinder Chadha

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: England-based Gurinder Chadha, internationally acclaimed movie director, has asserted that her forthcoming movie ‘Partition: 1947’ will unravel the untold story behind Partition.

‘I want to see my Pak house once’PARTITION

‘I want to see my Pak house once’

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: “I am longing to see my house in Pakistan,” says 75-year-old Sukhwant Kaur in a choked voice, as she recalls the ordeal faced by her along with the members of her family during Partition in 1947.

Two arrested with drugs

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff nabbed two persons, including a migrant, for drug peddling here today. They have been identified as Vinod Kumar alias Mintu of Sharifpura and Raj Kumar Yadav of New Judge Nagar, Batala road. Yadav hails from Motihari district in Bihar.

DOWRY CASE

Man booked for domestic violence

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: The Beas police have booked a person, identified as Deepak Kumar of the Sharifpura area, for allegedly thrashing his wife and demanding dowry from her.

2 youths hurt in firing incident at Verka

2 youths hurt in firing incident at Verka

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: Two youths were injured when a couple of armed, unidentified persons fired at them near Verka late last evening. The victims, identified as Varinder Singh and Sukhdeep Singh of Guru Nagar, Verka, were returning home from a health club when the armed persons fired a shot, which injured the two.

Land dispute turns ugly, couple thrashed

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: A couple was injured when a group of armed persons barged into their house over a land dispute at Kaonke village here late last evening. The victims were identified as Baljit Kaur and her husband Balwinder Singh of Kaonke village.

Majha sees increase in farmer suicide cases

13 Aug 2017 | 12:40 AM

AMRITSAR: It has been a general perception that debt-ridden farmers of the Malwa region often commit suicide, but with increasing financial stress and social burdens, a large number of suicides have been reported from the Majha region also.

BJYM chief at Golden TempleBRIEFLY

BJYM chief at Golden Temple

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

Amritsar: Poonam Mahajan, chief of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), paid obeisance at Golden Temple on Friday.

Coffee-table book on tourism

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Tourism today launched a coffee-table book illustratively defining various tourist places in the holy city.

MC staff pen-down strike enters Day 4

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: The field staff of the Municipal Corporation (MC), including safai karamcharis, today threatened to join the strike of the civic body employees in case their pending salary is not released.

Special kids show talent

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Special children from Agosh School celebrated Independence Day at a function organised by Agosh Holding Hands Society and Inner Wheel Club, Amritsar South, here today.

Desecration accused on police remand

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Ranjit Masih of Talwandi Bhangwan, the prime accused in the desecration case, was produced in the local court in Ajnala today.

Open defecation to end soon, says DC

Open defecation to end soon, says DC

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha today said open defecation would be a thing of the past in the district by Diwali.

Man, son booked for defrauding farmers

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police have booked two persons for allegedly defrauding a number of pea farmers.

Farmers block road, demand debt waiver

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Accusing the Congress-led state government, headed by Capt Amarinder Singh, of dragging its feet over farm loan waiver, farmers in large numbers held a massive protest here today.

Memories of Pak village still etched in his mind

Memories of Pak village still etched in his mind

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Septuagenarian NS Gabarhia, a retired station master, still keeps track of the tiny town of Khangarh in Mujjafargarh district of Pakistan.

Nihang arrested for 12 years old boy’s murder

12 Aug 2017 | 12:35 AM

AMRITSAR: With the arrest of a Nihang Sikh, the city police today claimed to have solved the blind-murder case in which a 12-year-old migrant boy was found killed in the urinals of Raminder Singh Bolaria Park, also known as Sakatri Bagh, more than two months ago.

Agonising tale of two friends

Agonising tale of two friends

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: They were classmates in 1930s. Hailing from well-off families, they studied, played and enjoyed together in Zafarwal tehsil of Narowal district, now in Pakistan, but the Partition in 1947 left them tormented as the families of both had to flee the then newly-formed State — Pakistan, leaving behind their properties and business.

SNIPPETS

Army exhibition

11 Aug 2017 | 1:34 AM

Amritsar: The Panther Division of the Army organised an exhibition themed Know Your Forces at the old cantonment area on Thursday.

Gambler arrested

11 Aug 2017 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The anti-gambling staff of the police have nabbed Heera Singh of Mahal village on charges of gambling.

De-worming drive

11 Aug 2017 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Health officials today distributed Albendazole tablets to schools and anganwari centres as part of its de-worming drive.

Handloom day celebrated

11 Aug 2017 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The Directorate of Field Publicity of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s Amritsar unit organised a programme at Satyam Institute of Engineering and Technology to celebrate National Handloom Day here today.

Dr Rai to head ethics panel

11 Aug 2017 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Jaswant Rai, head of the pharmacology department at Government Medical College, has been appointed chairman of the Institutional Ethics Committee of Central Ayurveda Research Institute for Respiratory Disorders, Patiala.

Seminar lays stress on green sensitivity in planning buildings

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day training programme on ‘Green sense: Framework for sustainable development’ is being organized by the Faculty of Physical Planning and Architecture of Guru Nanank Dev University (GNDU) in collaboration with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Delhi.

Schools fail to upload data

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has issued a show cause notice to private schools for their failure to fulfill the guidelines issued by them regarding e-Punjab portal for schools.

Congress grass irks residents

Congress grass irks residents

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The rampant growth of the congress grass and cannabis alongside roads, vacant plots and the green belts has left the residents fuming.

Seven booked as pet dog poisoned to death

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: In a bizarre incident, the Amritsar rural police have booked seven persons for allegedly killing a pet dog by offering him eatable laced with poison.

Independence Day rehearsals in full swing

Independence Day rehearsals in full swing

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: With just four days left for the Independence Day celebrations, hundreds of students from various schools are braving the scorching heat for rehearsals.

Elderly woman attacked

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: An elderly woman was attacked in Roop Nagar, near Gate Hakima police station, last evening.

Patient in city tests negative for swine flu

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The blood samples of one of the two patients with swine flu symptoms have tested negative.

2 robbers held

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The Kotwali police have nabbed two Tarn Taran residents, who were reportedly planning to break open an ATM in Hall gate area.

Gurinder Chadha’s movie to be part of India-Pak event

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A special screening of Gurinder Chadha’s latest movie ‘Partition: 1947’ will be held in Amritsar prior to its release as part of the 22nd Hind-Pak Dosti Sammelan on August 14.

Civic body staff strike over salary delay goes on

Civic body staff strike over salary delay goes on

11 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The pen down strike of employees of the Municipal Corporation (MC) over delay in disbursement of salaries entered the third day here today.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
I-Day celebrated but public interest on the wane

I-Day celebrated but public interest on the wane

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Till last morning, students Mani Singh and Husandeep Singh were excited to participate in the Independence Day function at Multipurpose Sports Stadium.

Cop Sanjiv Kumar gets CM’s medal

Cop Sanjiv Kumar gets CM’s medal

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Sanjiv Kumar, a head constable posted at the Civil Lines police station, was given CM’s medal for his devotion to duty by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during a state-level Independence Day function celebrated at Gurdaspur yesterday.

BJP Urban unit chief resigns

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Urban unit president of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mohit Gupta today tendered his resignation from the post of party president.

Avneet bags four medals in Police Games

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: City-based ace shooter and a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Avneet Sidhu has again brought laurels for the country winning four medals in the 2017 World Police and Fire Games, which is going on at Los Angeles (USA).

MOLESTATION OF PATIENT

Compounder of Sarvesh Divya Hospital arrested

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A compounder of a private hospital has been arrested by the Civil Lines police on the charge of molestation of a woman patient last night, who was unconscious and admitted to the ICU ward of Sarvesh Divya Hospital on the Namdev road.

Admn, institutions celebrate Independence Day

Admn, institutions celebrate Independence Day

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Independence Day was celebrated with great fanfare at the Multipurpose Stadium, Bathinda.

Diploma engineers continue stir

Diploma engineers continue stir

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Bathinda unit of the Diploma Engineers Association, Punjab, continued to stage protest against the state government in favour of their demands.

One arrested with 1 kg opium, five with illicit liquor

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The anti-narcotics wing of the Bathinda police arrested a person with one kg of opium from Gudthari village that comes under the Sangat police station.

Decades not enough to heal wounds70 YEARS OF PARTITION

Decades not enough to heal wounds

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The saying ‘Time is a great healer’ seems to be have lost much of its appeal for the two brothers — Harminder Singh Mokha (83) and Gurcharan Singh Mokha (78) — who still live with a heavy heart and bitter memories of Partition. While recalling their partition experiences, Harminder Singh and Gurcharan Singh Mokha said they were leading a royal life in Lal Kurti Bazaar at Rawalpindi.

BRIEFLY

LJP protests against admn

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Dalit Mahapanchayat staged a protest by wearing a black dress in front of the Mini-secretariat.

Snatching, 5 thefts reported

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: One case of snatching and five incidents of theft were reported from city areas in the past two days. In the first incident that took place at Paras Ram Nagar, three unidentified persons targeted a woman, who, along with her daughter, was going home when they snatched her purse, which contained cash and a mobile on August 12.

Drizzle fails to bring relief

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The city received slight drizzle in the evening but it failed to bring relief to the residents from the sultry weather. As per the meteorological department of the PAU Regional Centre, the maximum temperature recorded today was 35.8°C and the minimum was 25.4°C.

GRAFT CHARGES AGAINST MC OFFICIALS

Local Bodies Dept seeks report

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The Local Bodies Department has sought a report on the corruption charges against the MC officials in the illegal buildings issue in the city.

Protesting farmers taken into custody

Protesting farmers taken into custody

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The ongoing protest of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Sidhupur) at Ambedkar Park near the mini-secretariat grew bigger as farmers from neighbouring districts, including Barnala, Faridkot, Muktsar and Fazilka, joined today.

Five booked for clash at Central Jail

Five booked for clash at Central Jail

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The Nathana police have booked five undertrials for a clash that took place last night at Central Jail, Bathinda, which is located at Gobindpura village, 18 km from here.

Farmer not cremated as stir onFARMER SUICIDE

Farmer not cremated as stir on

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The cremation of farmer Tek Singh, a resident of Jiyond village, could not take place after six days of his death. Farmer unions’ protest continued for the sixth day against the state government and the Punjab police.

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: A farmer ended his life by jumping into a canal. His body was found from Hanumangarh. The deceased has been identified as Jagdev Singh, a resident of Kotbhara village of Maur sub-division.

I-Day, Janmashtami celebrated in city schools

I-Day, Janmashtami celebrated in city schools

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Independence Day was celebrated with great zeal and patriotic fervour at various schools in the city. The Little Kingdom Nursery School today celebrated Independence Day on the school campus.

Security beefed up for I-Day

Security beefed up for I-Day

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Security has been beefed up by the Punjab police in Bathinda before Independence Day. Before the celebrations of Independence Day, the Bathinda police have set up a number of nakas on every road, including link road.

Statues of martyrs look desolate on eve of Independence Day

Statues of martyrs look desolate on eve of Independence Day

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: On the eve of Independence Day, when the country is busy making preparations for celebrations and functions to mark the day, many monuments and places named after the great freedom fighters look desolate.

City school screens film on social issues

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Gems Public School, Bathinda, today screened a first short film “SOCH”, made by the school, at the Press Club, Bathinda.

Selling of scrap to come up in F&CC meeting

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: The meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) is scheduled to be held tomorrow under the chairmanship of Mayor Balwant Roy Nath.

Commission agents, farmers’ stir enters Day 4

Commission agents, farmers’ stir enters Day 4

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Separate protests by the Commission agents and the farmers Unions have entered the fourth day in Rampura Phul here today.

Residents suffer due to park’s neglect

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Shastri park located inside the Railway Colony is a picture of neglect.

Mass hysteria behind braid chopping: Expert

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Around 10-15 cases of braid chopping have been reported within a short span of 15 days.

Aged Ram Lal has no option but to stick to this job

Aged Ram Lal has no option but to stick to this job

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Manual scavenger Ram Lal, a resident of Bathinda, has been doing the job fraught with risks and persons like him have no option but to continue with it.

BFCET celebrates Int’l Youth Day

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: The Department of NSS/NCC & Social Welfare of Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology (BFCET) celebrated International Youth Day on the college campus here today.

Sewage overflow complaints pour in from city areas

Sewage overflow complaints pour in from city areas

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: The sewerage system in the city, it seems, has completely collapsed with complaints of sewerage overflow and choked in different areas of the city pouring in the Municipal Corporation and the sewerage board on a daily basis for the past few days.

Regional passport office opens

Regional passport office opens

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today inaugurated the regional passport office in Bathinda.

Farmers from adjoining districts to join protest today

Farmers from adjoining districts to join protest today

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Sidhupur) continued their protest for the fifth day today.

MC told to check sale of water bottles without ISI mark

MC told to check sale of water bottles without ISI mark

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has directed to take action against the companies and factories that are selling non-ISI mark filtered water bottles in various cities of the state.

Man commits suicide after killing daughter

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: A man committed suicide by hanging himself after killing his mentally upset daughter in Paras Ram Nagar this afternoon.

A witness to bloodshed somehow crossed over

A witness to bloodshed somehow crossed over

14 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Jia Bagga village in Lahore district of Pakistan still haunts the memory of Bagha Singh (86), a resident of Arya Nagar, who was a witness to the Partition and its aftermath.

Jewellery worth Rs 4 lakh stolen

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Two cases of theft were registered in the district during the last 24 hours. In the first incident, Sewa Singh, a resident of the Mini Secretariat Road, lodged a police complaint stating that an unidentified miscreant stole jewellery worth Rs 4 lakh and Rs 14,000 in cash from his home last night.

Janamashtami celebrated with gustoBRIFFLY

Janamashtami celebrated with gusto

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Janmashtami and Independence Day were celebrated at Police Public School here today.

‘Know your Army’ event held

‘Know your Army’ event held

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: The Chetak Corps organized weapon and equipment display ‘Know your Army’ for the public.

Full-dress rehearsal for I-Day function

Full-dress rehearsal for I-Day function

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: A full-dress rehearsal was held here today ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.

Stagnant water poses health risk

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Stagnant water in many areas of the city poses a threat of outbreak of waterborne diseases.

Farmers, commission agents continue protest

Farmers, commission agents continue protest

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers and commission agents held protests here today after the police booked a commission agent in connection with the suicide of a farmer, Tek Singh, in Jiyond village.

Gang of thieves busted, 5 arrested

Gang of thieves busted, 5 arrested

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-1 wing of the Bathinda police busted a gang of thieves with the arrest of its five members.

Leopards finally arrive at Bir Talab zoo

Leopards finally arrive at Bir Talab zoo

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Putting an end to all wait, two male and one female leopard have arrived at the Bir Talab zoo.

Click photos, upload on app to get your area cleaned of garbage

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: Now, there’s no need to submit a written complaint to the Municipal Corporation to clean the garbage lying around as residents can complain about it through Swachhata-MoUD app.

Uncertainty drove my kin to start from scratch

Uncertainty drove my kin to start from scratch

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: The seven decades after Partition of the country are not enough to heal the wounds of people who went through those troubled times.

Operate solid waste plant at full capacity: NGT

Operate solid waste plant at full capacity: NGT

13 Aug 2017 | 12:12 AM

BATHINDA: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the state government and JITF Company to operate the solid waste management plant at its full capacity and be careful that it doesn’t emanate foul smell for which the company would be held responsible.

BRIEFLY

Passport office in district

12 Aug 2017 | 12:56 AM

Bathinda: Residents of the district will no longer need to visit Chandigarh or Ludhiana for getting their passport made.

From riches to hardship, home to homelessnessPARTITION

From riches to hardship, home to homelessness

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA:”Partition has given us only pain. We were living in Karachi like a king but after division, we lost everything. Now, it’s all about fulfilling basic necessities,” these words have been shared by 76-year-old Kirtan Singh with tears in his eyes.

Diploma engineers’ stir enters Day 4

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: The Diploma Engineers’ Association Punjab continued their protest for the fourth day as well.

Janamashtmi celebrated

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Blooming Buds School celebrated Janamashtmi on its premises on Friday.

GNDTP contractual employees hold protest

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: On a call given by the Thermal contract workers coordination committee, Punjab, the GNDTP contract workers’ union, Bathinda, today held a protest outside the main gate of Thermal plant in the presence of president Ashwani Kumar.

CHANDIGARH STALKING CASE

City women want strict punishment for accused

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: After a high-profile stalking case reported in Chandigarh a few days back, the Bathinda Tribune team today checked out how safe Bathinda city is for girls.

‘We wonder if there’s any right to safeguard our interests’MANUAL SCAVENGING SERIES: PART 3

‘We wonder if there’s any right to safeguard our interests’

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Ram Das, a 19-year-old youth, came to Bathinda at the age of 3 with his family and started living in National Colony of Balla Ram Nagar.

PRTC shows inability to run buses in city

PRTC shows inability to run buses in city

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: The future of city buses hangs in the balance as the Pepsu Roadway Transport Corporation (PRTC), after withdrawing 10 buses from operation last month, has now written a letter to the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, asking it to take back its buses as they are not able to run these owing to losses they are facing every month.

Farmer’s suicide: Unions hold protest in Rampura

Farmer’s suicide: Unions hold protest in Rampura

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Farmer unions protested over the suicide by farmer Tek Singh of Jiyond village in Rampura Phool today.

Devise strategy to check braid cutting, says MP

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today asked social organisations and the state police to devise a strategy to counter cases of braid cutting.

Debt waiver: Farmers court arrest

Debt waiver: Farmers court arrest

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Sidhupur) today assembled in front of the mini-secretariat and courted arrest.

Congress counters  SAD-BJP allegations on wheat distribution

Congress counters SAD-BJP allegations on wheat distribution

12 Aug 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA:Congress workers staged a protest and levelled allegations against the SAD-BJP alliance for misleading people this morning at Paras Ram Nagar Chowk.

SNIPPETS

Theft at govt school

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

Bathinda: Thieves stole electronic material from a government school. In a complaint lodged by Gurpal Singh, it has been alleged that unidentified persons had stolen 16 LED lights and computers from Government Senior Secondary School at Bhodipura village on July 6.

Farmer suicide: One booked

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

Bathinda: The Rampura Sadar police have booked a commission agent of Rampura Mandi in the case of suicide of Tek Singh.

Woman posing as doc held

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: CIA-2 wing of Bathinda police have arrested a woman, who posed as a qualified doctor and was giving medicines to people without any degree or qualification.

Man refutes allegation of Rs1.50-crore bank fraud against him

Man refutes allegation of Rs1.50-crore bank fraud against him

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: Refuting the allegations made by Parshotam Kumar a few days back of Rs 1.50 crore bank fraud case against Subhash Kumar, a partner of Parshotam, Subhash today held a press conference in which he alleged that Parshotam Kumar is blackmailing him and demanding Rs 10 lakh to take back the complaint which he had filed against him.

7 held under NDPS, Excise Acts

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: The Kotwali police have arrested Manoj Kumar, a resident of Surakhpeer road, and Hero Yadav, a resident of Beant Nagar, with 1-kg of ganja when they were coming on motorcycle (PB-03-AS-9860) near Surakhpeer road.

Still no end to suicides by farmers, says AAP MLA

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Bathinda rural Prof Rupinder Kaur Ruby today expressed concern over suicides by farmers in Punjab and even after the formation of Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government it is not stopping.

Dirty water, garbage a nuisance for residents

Dirty water, garbage a nuisance for residents

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: The accumulation of dirty water, slush and heaps of garbage on the Barnala bypass road near Mata Jivi Nagar are causing a big inconvenience to city residents.

Stray cattle cause 2 more accidents

Stray cattle cause 2 more accidents

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: A car was damaged by stray cattle in Ballaram Nagar locality of the city on Tuesday night and a similar incident was reported last night at Veer Colony when two stray cattle damaged two cars while fighting with each other.

Rose Garden a picture of neglect

Rose Garden a picture of neglect

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: Despite the Municipal Corporation’s tall claims to provide a clean and green environment in the city, the Rose Garden, a major tourist destination, reflects a picture of neglect.

Abject poverty prevents his children from going to schoolMANUAL SCAVENGING SERIES: PART 2

Abject poverty prevents his children from going to school

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: The manual scavengers are living a life of despair. Even as their jobs involve huge risk, they are not given proper tools and safety gear.

Nigerians supplying heroin in region: Cops

Nigerians supplying heroin in region: Cops

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: A Nigerian has been booked by the Bathinda police for peddling of heroin.

SAD-BJP stages protest as wheat distribution halted by admn

SAD-BJP stages protest as wheat distribution halted by admn

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: A protest rally was organised today against halting of wheat distribution under the Atta-Dal Scheme by the district administration.

Seared by Radcliffe line, scars still remainPARTITION 70

Seared by Radcliffe line, scars still remain

11 Aug 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: Days, months and years have passed but memories of her native place Jalalabad in Multan district, Pakistan, refuses to fade away for 81-year-old Shanti Devi, also known as Dyali Bai, a resident of Partap Nagar.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
12-year-old waylaid, raped at knife-point

12-year-old waylaid, raped at knife-point

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 12-year-old girl student of a government school in Sector 23 was allegedly waylaid and raped at knife-point by a middle-aged man, suspected to be a drug addict, at Children Traffic Park in Sector 23 on August 15. The incident took place hardly 2 km from the Parade Ground where an Independence Day function was being held.

Attempt to rape 6-yr-old; youth held

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI: A 31-year-old youth allegedly tried to rape a six-year-old daughter of his neighbour at their house in Sector 82 here on Monday night. In his complaint, the victim’s father alleged that they were in the courtyard while the victim was watching television in a room when the accused, Gulfam, tried to rape her.

‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ torn to smithereens: BansalRAPE OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN CITY

‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ torn to smithereens: Bansal

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Pawan Kumar Bansal, former union minister and former city MP, has expressed shock over the incident of rape of a 12-year-old girl on Independence Day. He has termed the incident as shameful and disgrace to all mandated to preserve law and order.

Stalkers on the prowl in city

Stalkers on the prowl in city

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: In another incident of stalking, a girl driving home on her scooter was chased, harassed and an attempt was made to abduct her by three youths riding a Volkswagen car on Monday night.

Girl harassed near Sector 40 park; accused held

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: In yet another case of stalking, a girl of Sector 40 alleged that a person in a car stalked and harassed her near a park in Sector 40. The police later added the bid-to-abduction charge to the case.

I-DAY EVENT

NCC cadets ‘thrashed’ in Mohali

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI: The Independence Day celebrations at Government College in Phase VI were marred by alleged thrashing of some NCC cadets by their “so-called mentor/instructor” with a belt immediately after the function got over on Tuesday.

Tricity painted in saffron, white and green

Tricity painted in saffron, white and green

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore urged residents to contribute to the development of the city. At Parade Ground, he said: “Together, we can make the city smarter.” He said best of facilities would be provided to the residents.

63-year-old man dies of swine flu

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The death of a 63-year-old former assistant secretary of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) due to swine flu has snowballed into a controversy with family members of the deceased accusing the authorities of Fortis Hospital, Mohali, of keeping them in the dark about the ailment.

Expansion plan of PGIMER, PU may run into roadblocks

Expansion plan of PGIMER, PU may run into roadblocks

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Expansion plan of the PGIMER and Panjab University is all set to hit a roadblock as the administration has expressed its inability to allot land at concessional rates to both the institutions.

Not just education, Kalam Express is rendering medical help too

Not just education, Kalam Express is rendering medical help too

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA: Manisha, who cannot stand on her feet and go to school, is greeted with surprise on Wednesday. Kalam Express, a special bus being run by district administration, with two educators for special children and a physiotherapist has come just for her.

PANJAB UNIVERSITY STUDENT COUNCIL POLL

Major parties bereft of issues

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: With Panjab University Students’ Council polls less than three weeks away, major parties are struggling to come up with issues to be used in their campaigns. Be it NSUI, PUSU, the ruling party or SOI, party leaders say that this year they were having a hard time deciding what their main campaign topics should be.

Bus driver walks free in road accident case

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Punjab Roadways bus driver was acquitted by a local court in a case in which a CRPF constable was died after being allegedly run over by the vehicle while crossing the road. The complainant and eyewitness turned hostile in the case.

Air India announces Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from Oct 6

Air India announces Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from Oct 6

16 Aug 2017 | 4:04 PM

CHANDIGARH: Air India on Wednesday announced its Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from October 6.The flight from Bangkok, known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life, will arrive in Chandigarh at 9.30 am.

Newly appointed VC plans to revive fund-starved university

Newly appointed VC plans to revive fund-starved university

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA: Prof BS Ghuman, newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, faces a herculean task of reviving the university that has been facing severe financial crisis, but he is in no mood to relent.

Speaker recalls freedom fighters’ sacrificeI-DAY CELEBRATIONS

Speaker recalls freedom fighters’ sacrifice

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA: Recalling the sacrifices made by freedom fighters such as Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Kartar Singh Sarabha, Lala Lajpat Rai and Udham Singh, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh said Punjabis have always led from the front when it comes to making sacrifices for the nation.

Avneet wins four medals at Police Games

Avneet wins four medals at Police Games

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Olympian and shooter Avneet Sidhu has clinched four medals, including a gold medal, in different rifle shooting competitions at the World Police and Fire Games at Los Angeles.

Sarabjot storms into semis

Sarabjot storms into semis

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sarabjot Singh today blanked Smarvir 9-0 to book a place in the boys’ U-16 semifinals in the ongoing Roots National Ranking Championship at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur.

Hassan, Tuba finish on top

Hassan, Tuba finish on top

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mohammad Hassan drubbed Mohammad Talib of SD Public School, Sector 32, in straight games to win the men’s singles title at the 20th St. Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament, which concluded here today.

Toilet — A never-ending Prem Katha in BharatBROAD STROKES

Toilet — A never-ending Prem Katha in Bharat

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

INDIAN film-makers keep experimenting, touching hitherto unexplored frontiers. Some time back, there was the film Piku directed by Shoojit Sircar. It was about an elderly grumpy man, a role wonderfully essayed by Amitabh Bachchan, who is troubled by chronic constipation and links all his problems to his bowel movement.

Panacea for parking problem

Panacea for parking problem

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

I happen to be one of the few old living inhabitants of Chandigarh since 1957 and vividly remember its growth. In those days, one could easily count the vehicles and their owners on fingertips. But today, it excels the country when considered on the basis of population.

How we created ‘rivers’ of Chandigarh

How we created ‘rivers’ of Chandigarh

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

I came to Chandigarh from Patiala on a March morning in 1962 to live in a type IX house on the main road adjoining the famous temple of Sector 23, close to the Sector 22-23 crossing. Both sectors were famous, one for ‘gol-gappas’ and the other for its market and Kiran Cinema, now a heritage worth being pictured in the Swiss Publication ‘Chandigarh 1956’.

BRIEFLY

Demonstration held

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA: On the call of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), a demonstration was held in front of Oriental Bank of Commerce regional office, Chhoti Baradari, here.

PGI Director lists achievementsCOLLEGE NOTES

PGI Director lists achievements

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Jagat Ram, Director, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), listed out the achievement of the institute after unfurling the National Flag on the occasion of 71st Independence Day.

Finally, contract of computer teachers renewed

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Education Department has finally renewed the contract of computer instructors in the city. Back to back protests over the last two days were held by the UT Cadre Educational Employees Union and joint action committee (JAC) of teachers, respectively.

Mayor promises round-the-clock water supply

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Asha Jaswal promised residents to provide them round-the-clock water supply. She said the Municipal Corporation had been constantly working towards making the city number one in every field.

Direct flight from city to Bangkok from Oct 6

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Come October and the city will be directly connected to Bangkok. Air India’s new A-320 Neo aircraft will fly four flights a week. It will be the third international flight from the Chandigarh airport.

At Home: Guv interacts with elderly

At Home: Guv interacts with elderly

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prominent personalities, leaders and officers from the Defence attended At Home at Punjab Raj Bhawan on the 71st Independence Day UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore interacted with senior citizens, serving and retired Army officers on the day.

12 booked for attacking kin after molestation FIR

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have booked 12 persons of Indira Colony slum in Sector 17 here for attacking a family after a molestation FIR.

3 get 7-yr jail in robbery case

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three youths were awarded seven-year jail term here today by a local court for robbing two persons of their valuables.

2 traffic cops assaulted, 1 held

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two traffic personnel were assaulted by two persons in Sector 45 on August 14. According to the police, one of the victim, head constable Jitender Singh, who is posted in the traffic recovery van, in his complaint to the police stated that they had received information about traffic snarls near the scrap market in Burail, Sector 45, following which he along with other traffic staff reached the spot.

Peon alleges harassment by school principal

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A peon, recently relieved from duty from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38 (West) has filed a harassment and eve-teasing complaint against the principal of the school, Chitranjan Singh, to the SSP via a public window.

12-year-old ‘raped’ in Chandigarh’s children traffic park

12-year-old ‘raped’ in Chandigarh’s children traffic park

15 Aug 2017 | 2:28 PM

CHANDIGARH:A 12-year-old girl student of a government school in Sector 23 was allegedly raped by a middle-aged man suspected to be a drug addict, at Children Traffic Park in Sector 23 on Tuesday morning.

Another woman complains of being stalked in Chandigarh

Another woman complains of being stalked in Chandigarh

15 Aug 2017 | 5:06 PM

CHANDIGARH: Barely over a week after the incident of stalking of an IAS officer’s daughter here, another woman has complained of being chased by three men in a car.

I-Day: Badnore urges residents to come forward for development of city

I-Day: Badnore urges residents to come forward for development of city

15 Aug 2017 | 11:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, on Tuesday urged residents to come forward for the development of the city.

City to get 24X7 water supply soon: Mayor

15 Aug 2017 | 11:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Promising the city residents 24X7 water supply soon, Chandigarh Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal on Tuesday day said the Municipal Corporation has been constantly working towards making the city number one in every field.

BRIEFLY

Stone of rly underbridge laid

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: City MP Kirron Kher laid the foundation stone of a railway underbridge at Mani Majra Railway Crossing No. 126.

CHEQUE-BOUNCE CASE

Sentence of cop's daughter upheld

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:An Additional District and Sessions Judge today upheld the one-year jail sentence of the daughter of a UT Police constable in a cheque-bounce case of Rs 2.50 lakh.

Seminar recalls role of Sikhs in freedom struggle

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) organised a one-day national seminar at Khalsa College, Patiala, on the contribution of Punjabis in the Indian Freedom Movement.

2 city residents to be awarded today

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Two Patiala residents will receive awards during the Independence Day state-level function to be held in Gurdaspur.

I-Day celebrated

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Independence Day was celebrated at Police DAV Public School, Patiala.

Derive benefits from SAMPADA scheme, Harsimrat tells farmers

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today asked farmers of the state to come forward to take advantage of various schemes under the Scheme for Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA) programme, under which Rs 6,000 crore will be distributed to add value to food products in the next three years across the country.

CAG indicts I-T Dept for short levy of tax

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has indicted the Income Tax (I-T) Department in Chandigarh for short levy of tax on companies.

SPORTS GRADATION CERTIFICATE

HC sets month’s deadline for UT

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Noting that the pleas of an international-level handball player for the grant of appropriate sports certificate “fell on deaf ears”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has set just over a month’s deadline for the UT administration to seek instructions and respond.

Double delight for Ashish in police games

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ashish Kapoor has won the tennis men's singles and doubles title in the 40-plus age category of the ongoing World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Aryan, Chetanveer register easy win

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aryan Chhatwal beat Iren Singh 9-2, while Jivaj Chawla beat Harmanjeet Singh 9-7 in the first round of boys U-14 category of the Roots-AITA Talent Series tournament at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur today.

Khalsa boys win handball tourney

Khalsa boys win handball tourney

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sri Guru Nanak Khalsa School, Sector 30-B, beat Government High School, Sector 35, 21-10 in the boys U-14 final of the inter-school handball tournament.

Himal is International Master

Himal is International Master

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Himal Gusain has become the first chess player from city to get the International Master title from FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs).

BBMB installs rooftop solar power plant in city

BBMB installs rooftop solar power plant in city

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:As part of the National Mission to Exploit Renewable Sources of Energy, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) today commissioned a rooftop solar power plant on its premises here.

Bansal flays ban on commercial use of basements

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former Union Pawan Kumar Bansal opposed the UT administration’s decision of banning the commercial use of basements.

Accident victim’s kin meet police officials, demand strict action against accused

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The kin of 75-year-old Subodh Kumar Gupta, who was killed in a hit-and-run case on August 6, today met senior police officials, demanding strict action against the accused.

Illegal advertisements adorn police beat boxes, barricades

Illegal advertisements adorn police beat boxes, barricades

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

DERA BASSI:The display of advertisements on police beat boxes and barricades in the town has been going on for years in violation of the norms.

Women police station fails to serve purpose

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:At a time when the City Beautiful is debating the issue of the safety of women following the recent stalking and abduction bid reported by 29-year-old Varnika Kundu, the UT women police station still not registering cases pertaining to the crime against women.

Unitech directors not above law: Consumer commission

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:While announcing three-years sentence to realty firm Unitech’s two fugitive bosses in yet another case, the UT State Consumer Commission passed strong comments against them.

Kalam Express set to chug off Panchkula

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PANCHKULA:After Jind and Chandigarh, the Kalam Express, a school on wheels for children with special needs, will be rolled out in Panchkula tomorrow.

9,754 vehicles checked, 191 challaned

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 9,754 vehicles were checked during a special drive by the Chandigarh police on Monday Night.

Cultural bonanza on eve of I-Day

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:A cultural programme was presented by schoolchildren on the eve of Independence Day.

BRIEFLY

Book release cancelled

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: The release of a book written by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, which was scheduled to be held at Panjab University here on August 16 at 11 am, has been cancelled due to unforeseen reasons, Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover informed.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST VC

PUCASH seeks MHRD help to take final call

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University Committee against Sexual Harassment (PUCASH) seeks authorisation from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) before deciding on the sexual harassment case against Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover.

Teachers to hold dharna tomorrow

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of teachers will observe hunger strike and hold dharna in front of the Education Department at Sector 9 on Wednesday morning.

Regularisation of daily wage staff on Syndicate agenda

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Daily wagers in Panjab University who have completed seven years of service till March 31, 2016, may be regularised.

STALKING CASE

UT Admn mulls probe into police ‘goof-up’

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Over a week after the high-profile stalking case “dented” the image of the Chandigarh Police and triggered a nationwide outrage and a spate of protests, the UT Administration is mulling over conducting a probe into the “goof up” by the police in handling the case.

Routes you need to avoid

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:In view of the I-Day function at the Parade Ground, Sector 17, the police have decided to impose traffic restrictions on August 15.

Expect clear weather today

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Met Department has predicted that there will be no widespread rain in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali for the next eight days.

5-yr-old boy falls into drain, dies

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

LALRU:A five-year-old boy died after he fell into a drain near his house here this afternoon.

Honour for six cops who rescued Varnika

Honour for six cops who rescued Varnika

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Six police personnel, including a Home Guards volunteer, who acted promptly and rescued 29-year-old Varnika Kundu, daughter of an IAS officer, while she was being stalked, will be awarded commendation certificates by the Administrator on Independence Day.

EXAM FOR RECRUITMENT OF CONDUCTORS

2 get jail in impersonation case

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two youths were today sentenced to three years in jail by the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in a case of impersonation during a written examination conducted for the recruitment of conductors.

Now, PGGC-11 girl harassed

Now, PGGC-11 girl harassed

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Almost 10 days after Varnika Kundu was stalked, a case of harassment of a girl student at Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, in broad daylight has come to light.

No mere homilies, society should walk the talk on stalkingOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

No mere homilies, society should walk the talk on stalking

14 Aug 2017 | 2:13 AM

RITU:In the stalking case of Varnika Kundu and the rape and subsequent pregnancy of a 10-year-old girl, it is extremely disheartening to see that women are unsafe inside and outside their homes.

Story no different in Kharar too

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

KHARAR: Ajit Singh (72) of Khanpur was injured after he was attacked by stray cattle around 5.30 am around 4-5 days ago near Khanpur village.

Sarabjot, Harkirat ease into main draw

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sarabjot Singh blanked Raidular Singh 8-0 to enter the boys’ U-16 main draw on the opening day of the Roots-AITA Talent Series tournament at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur today.

Haryana Warriors stumble on last hurdle

Haryana Warriors stumble on last hurdle

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Warriors lost 10-9 to Maratha Yoddhas in a nail-biting Super Boxing League final at the Siri Fort Squash and Badminton Stadium in New Delhi late last evening.

INTER-SCHOOL C’SHIP

Swamya’s triple strike helps Chitkara blank GMSSS-40

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Swamya struck thrice as Chitkara International School, Sector 25, blanked Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 40, 4-0 in the boys’ U-17 inter-school football championship here.

For a cause: Tricity runs to fund Muduli’s treatment

For a cause: Tricity runs to fund Muduli’s treatment

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:A large number of tricity residents today participated in the ‘Run for a Runner’ — an event organised by the Chandigarh Distance Runners to raise funds for marathon runner Deepak Muduli, who is undergoing treatment at a Delhi hospital following an accident.

Agaaz, Vishruti finish on top

Agaaz, Vishruti finish on top

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Agaaz Bansal of St. Kabir School, Sector 26, amassed 5½ points to top the U-15 open category on the concluding day of the Chandigarh Chess Championship held at New Public School, Sector 18, here today.

Contractor booked for obstructing public servant from performing duty

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: A case of assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty has been registered against a private contractor on the complaint of an executive engineer of the UT.

Man dies in mishap

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

Kalka: A middle-aged pedestrian died after he was hit by a recklessly-driven car in Kalka on Sunday.

They occupy road space in Mohali also

They occupy road space in Mohali also

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: Stray cattle continue to pose threat to motorists in Mohali, especially on the Airport road.

A common sight in Dera Bassi

A common sight in Dera Bassi

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

DERA BASSI: Anuj, a resident of Dera Bassi, was returning on his motorcycle when all of a sudden two cows came in front of his motorbike.

Administration’s tall claims come crashing in Kalka

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

KALKA: Despite tall claims by the local administration that Kalka and Pinjore would soon be made free from stray cattle, the problem remains the same.

Panchkula civic body needs to pull up socks

Panchkula civic body needs to pull up socks

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

PANCHKULA: While the residents are finding it difficult to drive on Panchkula roads due to presence of stray cattle on roads, the Municipal Corporation has miserably failed to tackle stray cattle menace in city.

Stray cattle have a free run, authorities mum

Stray cattle have a free run, authorities mum

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

Chandigarh: In the absence of well-coordinated efforts by the civic bodies of the tricity, the stray cattle menace has once again started posing major challenge to the commuters on city roads.

Change for good!REPORTERS' DIARY

Change for good!

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

MINISTER: The arrest of two senior officials of the UT Administration in a corruption case has brought about a change for the good, to some extent.

It’s called sailing through

It’s called sailing through

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

Chandigarh: The water level of Sukhna Lake has increased following heavy rain in the last one week. It was 1,155.62 ft on Sunday.

Admn draws flak for lawlessness

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Federation of Sectors Welfare Association (FOSWAC) has lambasted the Administration for its failure to check the deteriorating law and order situation in the city.

Punjabi poetry book ‘Samarpan’ released

Punjabi poetry book ‘Samarpan’ released

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:A Punjabi poetry book, Samarpan, written by Satnam Chauhan was released here today at the Punjab Languages Department by the Punjabi Sahit Sabha in Patiala.

Carjacking: Mohali cops still clueless

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI:Two days after a car was taken away at gunpoint at Sector 80, the Mohali Police are still groping in the dark.

CAMPUS NOTES

Independence Day celebrations

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

Patiala: To mark the 71st Independence Day, Social Science Department of DAV Public School, Patiala, organised a group discussion for Class X, quiz for Class IX and for Class VIII a presentation was shown on important events and leaders during national struggle.

Two held for abduction, rape

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:The police have arrested two persons, including a ‘granthi’ of a gurdwara in patran town, for rape and abduction.

Security up in city ahead of I-Day

Security up in city ahead of I-Day

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:Security has been tightened in and around Patiala, especially on border towns nearing Haryana, ahead of the 70th Independence Day celebrations.

Sec 10 resident gets inflated water bill, says meter faulty

Sec 10 resident gets inflated water bill, says meter faulty

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Something is wrong with the water meters installed by the Municipal Corporation.

Perpetrators yet to be brought to book

Perpetrators yet to be brought to book

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

PANCHKULA: The crime graph continues to show an upward trend in Panchkula district.

Parking pangs at PU

Parking pangs at PU

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University is yet to implement the four-wheeler ban and is awaiting ID cards of students.

Mohali DC to hoist Tricolour

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra will hoist the national flag at a district-level Independence Day function at Government College, Phase VI, here.

Traders up in arms

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Traders of the Sector 7-C market opposed the installation of iron grills in front of shops today.

Crime & the city: They stalk and scoff at laws

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The recent incident of a girl being stalked by a BJP leader’s son has scarred the the city.

5 more swine flu cases surface in city

5 more swine flu cases surface in city

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Five more cases of swine flu surfaced in the city today.

Vegetable, fruit prices remain high, traders blame it on rain

Vegetable, fruit prices remain high, traders blame it on rain

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vegetable and fruit prices in the city continue to remain high because of persistent rainfall.

Panchkula youth among 2 drowned in Uttarakhand

Panchkula youth among 2 drowned in Uttarakhand

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

PANCHKULA: Twentyone-year-old Rishabh Garg, a resident of Sector 8, Panchkula, drowned in the Ramganga river in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, while another youth of Sector 7, Panchkula, was rescued by residents there.

Targeted, man nabs one of three snatchers near Ram Darbar

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three youths riding a motorcycle snatched a purse from a man near Ram Darbar on the night intervening August 12 and 13.

7 minors caught for Mohali thefts

7 minors caught for Mohali thefts

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: The local police have rounded up seven minors in the age group of eight to 11 years for petty thefts, mainly in locked houses here.

Same man behind Balongi shooting, Baltana murder

Same man behind Balongi shooting, Baltana murder

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali police today claimed to have worked out last month’s firing incident at Balongi village, in which a financier was injured, with the arrest of three members of a “supari” killers’ gang, main conspirator Rohit Madhok and co-conspirator Rajinder, alias Joker.

Puneet shines in Police GamesBRIEFLY

Puneet shines in Police Games

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

Chandigarh: Puneet Rana, an inspector in the Haryana Police, has won seven medals, including two individual gold medals, in the ongoing World Police Games at Los Angeles.

Milkha Singh appointed WHO ambassador

Milkha Singh appointed WHO ambassador

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sprint legend Milkha Singh has been appointed WHO goodwill ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region.

Anhat, Agaaz share lead on opening day

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anhat Singh, Agaaz Bansal and Arnav Kushwaha scored three points each to share the lead on the opening day of the Chandigarh U-15 Open Chess Championship at New Public School, Sector 18, here today.

Amitabh wins gold in powerlifting

Amitabh wins gold in powerlifting

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana’s Amitabh Singh Chandel became the first athlete to win a gold medal for India in the Singapore Powerlifting Championship in Singapore today.

Vaibhav powers DAV boys to titleINTER-SCHOOL C’SHIP

Vaibhav powers DAV boys to title

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vaibhav Tyagi scored 11 goals as DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeated AKSIPS School, Sector 41, 21-15 to win the boys’ U-17 inter-school handball championship title here today.

Double delight for DPS girls

Double delight for DPS girls

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Delhi Public School, Sector 40, clinched both girls’ U-14 and U-17 titles in the inter-school badminton championship here today.

Kidney donors honoured

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

MOHALI: As many as 12 kidney donors were honoured during an event on the eve of World Organ Donation Day at a hospital here on Saturday. Doctors raised concern over the shortage of organ donors in the country.

Now, braid-chopping incident reported from Panchkula

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

PANCHKULA:The braid-cutting scare reached Panchkula district as a 19-year-old woman, Roshni, a resident of Abhaypur village, alleged that her hair was cut while she was sleeping on the terrace of her house last night.

Finally, Kharar MC begins process to take possession of Rs 50-cr land

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

KHARAR:Finally, the Kharar Municipal Council has started taking steps to take possession of about 132-kanal land, the mutation of which was sanctioned in the name of the council about 15 months ago.

RAPE CASE

Doc who denied dealing with case is on panel set up after SC order

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after Dr Alka Sehgal maintained that she was no long dealing with the pregnancy case, The Tribune has got hold of an order mentioning her as a committee member.

Swine flu: Health Dept on alert

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:The death of the tabla instructor of Government Model High School, Sector 34, has sent alarm bells ringing in the Heath Department.

UT faces acute shortage of officers

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the recent order of the repatriation of Dr Shilpi Pattar Dutt after her arrest by the CBI, shortage of officers has become more acute as the Administration is left with a few officers.

Reckless driving claims man’s life in Kalka

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

KALKA: A recklessly driven car claimed life of a middle-aged man on the Kalka-Chandigarh highway, near Surajpur, on Saturday.

Road accident victim succumbs to injuries

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

DERA BASSI (MUBARIKPUR):A man (48), who was injured in a road accident a few days ago, succumbed to his injuries today.

Drowning case: 48 hours on, body yet to be traced

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:There is no trace of a man, a resident of Mazri village, who was reportedly drowned in the Bhakra main line canal even after 48 hours.

Vehicle thief arrested

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

KHARAR: The police have arrested Parmodh Kumar of Dhanas following the recovery of one stolen motorcycle from him.

Newborn abandoned

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

PANCHKULA: A day-old baby girl was found abandoned near Plot No. 955 in Sector 8 on Saturday. Sector 5 SHO Satish Kumar said the newborn was taken to the General Hospital, Sector 6, first and then to the PGI.

Two drug peddlers held

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

MOHALI:The police arrested two persons with 1-kg heroin from Nada Road at Nayagaon.

Resident helps cops nab thief

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:An alert resident of Sector 20 helped the police catch a thief who stole inverter batteries.

Body found in Zirakpur

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The highly decomposed body of a 50-year-old man was found in a vacant plot in Dhakoli today.

Mystery shrouds youth's death

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Mystery shrouds the death of a 26-year-old youth whose body was found at his residence this afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Rajan Thakur, a resident of Palm Enclave, Zirakpur.

Juvenile among 3 held for theft

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested three persons, including a juvenile, for robbery and theft.

CHB row: HC stays demolition

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Acting on a petition alleging that the issuance of notices to dwellers by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) was illegal, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the demolition and further construction.

UJALA scheme launched in city

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

PATIALA:Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power, launched the Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) scheme here today.

Why patients prefer private rehab centres, HC asks medical college

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Patiala Government Medical College has been asked to explain why patients preferred privately managed de-addiction centres over government institutes.

Workshop for teachersCAMPUS NOTES

Workshop for teachers

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

Patiala: A workshop for science teachers was organised by Patiala Sahodaya Schools Complex at DAV, Bhupindra road.

COLLEGE NOTES

Medical camp

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

Chandigarh: The medical committee of the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, organised a health check-up camp for workers employed in the college canteen, mess and shops.

SCHOOL NOTES

Plantation Drive

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

Chandigarh: Krishana Eco-Club of Government Model High School, Sector 20-D, organised a tree plantation drive on the school campus.

Election fever yet to grip colleges, admission process delays preparations

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:While Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, is abuzz with activities related to student elections, the poll fever is yet to grip city colleges.

All set for PU teachers’ body poll

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:All is set for the elections of the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) with only two groups remaining in the fray.

City govt colleges make Rs 20 cr from admissions

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:After going cashless this year, city government colleges earned Rs 20 crore from admissions.

Gold worth Rs 25 lakh found on int’l flight

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

MOHALI:Customs sleuths recovered about 950-gram gold worth Rs 25 lakh from a flight at Chandigarh International Airport here today.

I am being made a scapegoat: Barala

I am being made a scapegoat: Barala

13 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:“I am being made a scapegoat and have done nothing.

Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas, friend sent in judicial custody

Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas, friend sent in judicial custody

12 Aug 2017 | 2:00 PM

CHANDIGARH: A local court here on Saturday sent Vikas Barala and his friend, the two accused in the stalking and attempt to abduction case, to judicial custody.

Kirron seeks special grade for cops

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Local Member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher has taken up the issue of Grant of Special Grade Designation (SDG) to constables and head constables of the Chandigarh Police with the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore.

Accountant shot at, robbed of  Rs 2 lakh

Accountant shot at, robbed of Rs 2 lakh

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

PANCHKULA: In yet another daylight robbery, two car-borne robbers fired a gunshot on the arm of an accountant of a company in the Industrial Area, Phase II, and took away Rs 2 lakh. The injured accountant, Rajiv Tiwari, is undergoing treatment at Alchemist Hospital in Sector 21.

Induction-cum-freshers’ function at MCM

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

Chandigarh: The MCM DAV College for Women organised an induction-cum-freshers’ function to welcome newcomers and familiarise them with the college.

Realty on a strong wicket at 70

Realty on a strong wicket at 70

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

Real estate & housing sector is a big contributor to national economy.

Rera’s ongoing pain

Rera’s ongoing pain

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

Excitement is the sentiment that has scored over positivity in the realty sector be it Punjab or Haryana.

27 paise more discount on diesel for PRTC

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:In a boost to Pepsu Road Transport Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation has waived 27 paise per litre more on diesel with effect from July 1 this year.

Union Govt always discriminated against Sikhs, says Badungar

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Kirpal Singh Badungar on Friday said the Centre had always discriminated against the Sikh community.

Schoolboy ends life, principal booked

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:The Patran police have registered a case against the principal of Marigold Public School here after a student allegedly committed suicide.

Salary delay: Pbi varsity teachers boycott classes

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA: Annoyed over the delay in disbursal of their salary, teachers of the University College of Engineering, Punjabi University, boycotted classes.

BRIEFLY

Painting competition

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

Patiala: Students from Classes V to VII at Ryan International School, Patiala, showed their creativity a through painting competition.

Yashika helps Saupin’s beat GNPS cagers

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Helped by Yashika’s 10 points, Saupin’s School, Sector 32, defeated Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, 17-10 in the ongoing inter-school basketball championship for U-14 girls here today.

GMHS-12 girls win kabaddi title

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 12, humbled Government Model Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, to win the girls’ U-14 title in the ongoing inter-school kabaddi championship here today.

Amitabh to represent India in powerlifting

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

PANCHKULA:Amitabh Singh of Fort Ramgarh will represent India at the SPA Powerlifting Championship in Singapore from August 12 to 13.

Ajay finishes on top, Avish bows to Gaurav

Ajay finishes on top, Avish bows to Gaurav

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ajay Singh dismissed Manveer Singh in straight sets to win the boys’ U-16 title in the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here today.

2 held with opium, charas

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

KHARAR:The CIA Staff, Kharar, have arrested Chokha Ram (22) following a recovery of 1 kg of opium from his possession.

I-Day: Dy Speaker to unfurl Tricolour at Ropar

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

KHARAR:Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti will unfurl the national flag at Ropar during the Independence Day function to be held at the Nehru Stadium here.

Kharar to get bypass, says minister Channi

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

KHARAR:To ease traffic congestion on various roads in and around Kharar, the Punjab Government has devised a plan to construct a new bypass for Kharar.

Amenities missing at Kharar rly station

Amenities missing at Kharar rly station

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

KHARAR:Rail passengers in the town are facing an irony of sorts.

I-Day: Red alert at airport

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI: A red alert has been sounded at the Chandigarh International Airport ahead of the Independence Day. The authorities say security in and around the airport is more stringent than ever in view of terrorist infiltration bids and tension along the border.

Table light falls on doc’s head at PGI OT

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a shocking incident, a table light installed at the operation theatre No. 4 at the PGI got dislodged and hit a junior resident doctor on the head.

Met Dept issues travel advisory

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Meteorological Department has issued a travel advisory to people who are planning to visit hills to spend a long weekend ahead of the Independence Day.

Ban on sale of exposed eatables

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CASH:Chandigarh: Ajit Balaji Joshi, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, has banned the sale of all kind of exposed eatables such as sweets, cakes, biscuits, breads, parched grain of all kinds and cut fruits.

Assistant lineman thrashed in colony

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:An assistant lineman of the Electricity Department was thrashed by two persons at Dadu Majra Colony.

BALTANA ASSAULT CASE

Women’s panel seeks fair probe

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The Punjab State Commission for Women has sought a free and fair investigation into the alleged assault case of a two women by cops at Baltana chowki on Wednesday night.

10-YR-OLD RAPE SURVIVOR

No longer dealing with case: Gynaecologist

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Senior gynaecologist Dr Alka Sehgal, the first doctor to submit a report before the court stating that terminating the pregnancy of the 10-year-old rape victim was not possible, claimed that she was no longer dealing with the pregnancy case.

UT asks Haryana to probe allotment of house to Barala

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Administration has asked the Haryana Government to investigate as to how the house allotted to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s political advisor Deepak Mangla was given to state BJP chief Subhash Barala.

Striking a chord with Benares gharanaART & CULTURE

Striking a chord with Benares gharana

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Versatile classical vocalist Anisha Ray, a doyenne of the Benares ghrana gave a serene and scintillating performance during the 237th edition of the Baithak Series Concert, organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra at Mini Tagore Theatre here today.

Prompt action helped arrest Vikas, friend

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:It was Head Constable Satish Kumar, in-charge of the PCR vehicle, and a Home Guards volunteer, who acted promptly on the distress call made by 29-year-old Varnika Kundu, and nabbed the two accused riding a SUV.

BRIEFLY

Two arrested with liquor

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: The Mandi Gobindgarh police nabbed two persons with 156 bottles of country-made liquor from Chandigarh late last night.

A march for women’s safety

A march for women’s safety

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:In an interview, Varnika Kundu said most women in Chandigarh have been subjected to stalking.

3 arrested in firing, murder cases

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali police claimed to have solved last month’s Balongi firing incident along with the Baltana murder case by arresting three persons.

Vigilance officials inspect MC records

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

KHARAR:A team of the Vigilance Department of the Punjab Local Government today inspected the records and functioning of the Municipal Council, Kharar, and collected requisite information.

Lalru MC chief sent to 14-day judicial custody

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

LALRU:Municipal Council president of Lalru Bullu Rana, who was arrested by the Lalru police for allegedly forging documents for his personal benefits, was on Friday sent to 14-dayjudicial custody by alocal court.

ILLEGAL MINING

Two cops in dock after suspect flees

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

ROPAR:The district police have taken action against two cops who allegedly allowed a suspect, nabbed in connection with illegal mining, to flee here today.

Vocational education students up in arms

Vocational education students up in arms

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Students of the Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education, Panjab University, today protested against lack of guest faculty outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

COLLEGE NOTES

Handloom Day observed

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

Panchkula: The Government Post Graduate College, Sector 1, Panchkula, observed National Handloom Day on Friday on its campus.

IAF drill team to perform in city

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

Chandigarh: As part of the 71st Independence Day commemorations, the IAF''s drill team, consisting of 28 air warriors and the band consisting of 20 personnel, will perform in the city for the public.

It’s Grover vs Gill for PUTA president post

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:As the last date for filing nominations for various posts of the Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) ended today, Jatinder Grover and Rajesh Gill have emerged as the two contenders for the post of president.

Soon, PU hostels to have reading rooms

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University has started working on converting common rooms of hostels into reading rooms.

Three snatchings in nine hours

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three snatching incidents were reported from the city in less than nine hours.

NRI hangs himself to death

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:An NRI, who had arrived in India last month, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a forest area near the Air Force quarters in Sector 31.

Carjackers target youth in Mohali, decamp with Dzire

Carjackers target youth in Mohali, decamp with Dzire

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI:Two armed robbers forcibly took away a Swift Dzire car from a 27-year-old youth in Sector 80 today.

STALKING CASE

Duo grilled, to be produced in court today

12 Aug 2017 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The two accused in the stalking case were interrogated for the second day today.

Faces covered, they appeared nervous

Faces covered, they appeared nervous

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Hiding their face, the two accused entered the courtroom amid tight security arrangements. Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas Barala kept his face covered with a handkerchief even inside the courtroom.

Deny charges, but admit SUV in footage theirs

Deny charges, but admit SUV in footage theirs

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vikas Barala (23), son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar (27), who were arrested for a bid to abduct 29-year-old Varnika Kundu, denied the charges during interrogation.

Unending chaos and queues at PGI

Unending chaos and queues at PGI

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: There seems to be no end to the parking problem at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). In what has come as a blow to the authorities, the plan to establish more parking lots has hit a roadblock as two builders, who had come forward to construct a multi-level parking lot, were disqualified due to a strict tender clause.

2-day police remand for duoSTALKING CASE

2-day police remand for duo

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today remanded Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas Barala and the latter’s friend Ashish Kumar in two-day police custody in the stalking and attempt-to-abduction case. The victim, Varnika Kundu, is the daughter of an IAS officer. Pleading for two-day remand, the public prosecutor told the court that the police needed to reconstruct the crime scene and find the motive behind stalking and attempt to abduct the 29-year-old disc jockey.

SOI announces extended panel for student poll

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Students Organisation of India (SOI) has announced an extended panel for the upcoming student elections at Panjab University during a show of strength which included over 500 supporters.

Former VCs, colleagues remember Prof Yashpal

Former VCs, colleagues remember Prof Yashpal

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former vice-chancellors of Panjab University, colleagues of professor Yashpal and Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group of Publications Dr Harish Khare met to pay homage to Prof Yashpal. He had passed away on July 24.

Admn says no to habitable use of basements

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a decision which is bound to affect a number of traders and property owners, the Chandigarh Administration has withdrawn the permission for the habitable use of basements in all categories of commercial properties.

Kharar residents stage dharna, seek shifting of dumping ground

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

KHARAR: Residents of Darpan City in Kharar staged a dharna on the road leading to the nearby dumping ground today. They stopped the trucks carrying garbage to the dumping ground. Many women also participated in the dharna. The dharna started at 7 am in the morning and ended at 5 pm.

Krishna connect

Krishna connect

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Spiritual fervour pervaded as the Sanskar Bharti, in collaboration with the Theatre Arts, presented a mythological tale, “Leela Sri Krishan Ki”, at Tagore Theatre here today.

Bag snatched at gunpoint

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: A bag containing documents was snatched from a businessman by two motorcycle-borne miscreants at gunpoint at Sarangpur on Wednesday night.

MC committee inspects primary schools at Mauli Complex

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chairperson of the Primary Education Committee of the MC Heera Negi along with Deputy Mayor Anil Kumar Dubey and other members — Ravi Kant Sharma and Shipra Bansal and concerned officers — today visited a primary school at Mauli Complex near the Chandigarh railway station.

10 acquitted in rioting, attempt-to-murder case

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today acquitted 10 persons in a 2015 rioting and attempt-to-murder case that took place near Colony Number 4 at the Industrial Area, Chandigarh, following the rape and murder of a minor girl.

Youth Congress activists protest attack on Rahul

Youth Congress activists protest attack on Rahul

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

PATIALA: Activists of the Youth Congress, Patiala unit, held a protest against the Union Government condemning the attack on the cavalcade of Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat, on the Cheeka Road here today. The protesters also burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

St. John’s go down to DPS boys

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Delhi Public School, Sector 40, overcame St. John’s School, Sector 26, 2-1 in the boys’ U-14 inter-school tennis championship here today.

INTER-SCHOOL C’SHIP

St. John’s blank Stepping Stone

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: St. John’s School, Sector 26, blanked Stepping Stone School, Sector 37, in the boys’ U-17 inter-school football championship here today.

Another PGI doc contracts swine flu

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Another junior resident doctor of the PGIMER tested positive for swine flu today. The doctor reportedly contracted the virus while treating patients.

Graft: 4 cops suspended

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali Police have placed four officials under suspension following corruption charges against them. Sources said constables — Manjot Singh and Jatinder Singh — posted as the gunmen of the former in-charge of the CIA were accused of taking money from a drug peddler.

ETT teachers seek pay parity

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

PATIALA: Members of the ETT-TET Pass Teachers’ Union have urged the government to implement the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ as per the Supreme Court (SC) orders.

100 pollution-checking centres found flouting norms

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

PATIALA: Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) teams have inspected 225 authorised vehicular pollution-checking centres and found 100 such centers violating norms. These centres issue pollution under control (PUC) certificates to vehicle owners.

Cong man is senior VP of MCBRIEFLY

Cong man is senior VP of MC

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

Kharar: The election to offices of senior and junior vice-presidents of the Kharar Municipal Council was held on Thursday. Sunil Kumar of the Congress was elected the senior vice-president.

High drama as woman alleges assault by cops

High drama as woman alleges assault by cops

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

ZIRAKPUR: High drama was witnessed at the Baltana police chowki after a 46-year-old woman was allegedly beaten up by the chowki in-charge and two other constables here on Wednesday night.

Getting NOC easier now

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Getting a no objection certificate (NOC) for buildings or other establishments from the Fire Department of the Municipal Corporation will no longer be a tedious task. The civic body has centralised the process of receiving and issuing the NOC.

Gang of car thieves busted, 31 of 56 vehicles recovered

Gang of car thieves busted, 31 of 56 vehicles recovered

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The district police claimed to have busted a 10-member interstate gang of car thieves and arrested four of them. They recovered 31 cars and SUVs worth Rs 3.5 crore from different parts of the state on their disclosure. They confessed to have stolen 56 vehicles.

GMSSS-35 boys win baseball title

GMSSS-35 boys win baseball title

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 35 blanked Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, 10-0 to win the boys’ U-17 inter-school baseball title.

Dhanas girls in kabaddi final

Dhanas girls in kabaddi final

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Dhanas, beat Government Model High School, Sector 41, 25-15 to book a place in the girls’ U-14 inter-school kabaddi final.

Harnoor beats Jyotsana, enters final

Harnoor beats Jyotsana, enters final

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Harnoor Kaur humbled Jyotsana Yadav 9-3 to seal a spot in the girls’ U-16 final in the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here today.

Patiala to get new wings

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

PATIALA: Aviation enthusiasts in the city are in for good times as the Punjab Government has decided to spruce up facilities at the Patiala Flying Club and get two new aircraft for trainee pilots.

Contractual teachers boycott classes

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

PATIALA: Adding to woes of Punjabi University, contractual teachers working in its affiliated colleges have boycotted classes from today as the university authorities failed to release their salary.

Punjabi varsity in severe fiscal crisis

Punjabi varsity in severe fiscal crisis

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

PATIALA: Punjabi University is facing its worst-ever fiscal crisis. The university authorities have failed to release the salary of teachers despite the fact that the university is almost done with its admission process, which is the main source of revenue for the university.

Students can post harassment complaints online: CCPCR chief

Students can post harassment complaints online: CCPCR chief

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) in collaboration with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) organised a regional workshop to discuss various aspects of child rights, their application and violation at the Chandigarh Judicial Academy today.

PU financial crunch: Haryana may chip in

PU financial crunch: Haryana may chip in

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana may reopen the chapter it closed almost four decades back. Coming to Panjab University’s rescue, Haryana today told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the government had sent a proposal regarding the restoration of its earlier position, which included funding.

PGI admn’s insensitivity comes to fore

PGI admn’s insensitivity comes to fore

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: A woman, who was bleeding from a hand injury at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here, which boasts of providing world-class treatment, was lifted by private security guards and dumped at a vacant plot here.

A railway station only in name

A railway station only in name

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

DERA BASSI: The Mubarikpur railway station, commonly known as the Ghaggar railway station, near here is in a sorry state of affairs. There is nothing in the name of facilities for passengers.

Mohali’s new sectors nobody’s baby

Mohali’s new sectors nobody’s baby

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

MOHALI: Mohali’s new sectors — 66 to 69 — are apparently no one’s baby when it comes to maintenance of the area. The simple reason is division of works in the area between two different agencies — GMADA and the Mohali Municipal Corporation.

Chlorine leak in P’kula lands 45 in hospital

Chlorine leak in P’kula lands 45 in hospital

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

PANCHKULA: Panic spread when a dysfunctional chlorine cylinder, installed at a tubewell at the Sector 20 Ashiana flats, started leaking early this morning. Forty-five persons, including three fire brigade employees, were affected and taken to the General Hospital, Sector 6. Six of them were referred to the PGI.

Deadly experiences while travelling in the dead of night

Deadly experiences while travelling in the dead of night

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

How safe is Chandigarh for those working late into the night? Saying that the city is better than metros won’t be wrong, but what about the safety of those women who commute in the dead of night.

Accused spend night in lock-up

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two accused were made to sleep in the lock-up of the Sector 26 police station on Wednesday night. Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar were taken for a medical examination from the police station after their arrest in the evening.

Martial arts came in handy for Varnika: Father

Martial arts came in handy for Varnika: Father

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

PANCHKULA: “Martial arts training gave confidence to Varnika to tackle the situation with her presence of mind,” says stalking victim Varnika’s father VS Kundu, a senior IAS officer of the Haryana cadre.

Lawyer for CBI probe, moves High Court

11 Aug 2017 | 2:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The stalking case has reached the Punjab and Haryana High Court with an advocate filing a petition in public interest for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the controversy.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

Gorakhpur won’t be repeated in Delhi, says Health Minister

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:In the backdrop of the Gorakhpur children's deaths, Health Minister Satyendar Jain today assured “Gorakhpur won’t be repeated in Delhi” as everything is in place and supply of all medicines and consumables is 90 per cent in all government hospitals.

BJP takes out Tiranga Yatra

BJP takes out Tiranga Yatra

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, along with state affairs in charge Shyam Jaju, launched a Tiranga Yatra in the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency this evening.

Belgian logo to mark 70 yrs of diplomatic ties with India

Belgian logo to mark 70 yrs of diplomatic ties with India

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Retracing the seven-decade-old ties, Belgium today released a logo to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations five months before India achieved freedom from the British.

Thieves don't spare even police gypsy!

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:If the police patrolling gypsy is not safe in the city, how could your car be safe here?

DPCC seeks action against leaders for anti-party activities

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Disciplinary Committee of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) today sought action against two local leaders of the party – former municipal councillor Surendra Prakash Sharma and block president Ashok Sharma for alleged anti-party activities.

Minor girl hit by bullet during Janmashtami celebrations

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:A two-and-a-half-year-old girl, Kanak, was hit by a bullet when she had gone out to see Janmashtami celebrations with her father in GTB Enclave, Dilshad Garden, last night.

Mishra renews attack on Kejriwal; calls him corrupt

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Sacked minister Kapil Mishra upped his ante against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calling him “corrupt” and putting banners at several locations, intersections and flyovers across the national Capital targeting the Aam Aadmi Party chief.

Lt Governor greets citizens on I-Day

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:On the occasion of the 71st Independence Day, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has extended his heartiest greetings and warm wishes to all Indians.

Guest teachers: Order smacks of ‘nepotism’ in college

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:A recent directive from Dyal Singh College’s Governing Body chairperson Amitabh Sinha that appointments of teaching and non-teaching staff be carried out with his approval has raised many eyebrows.

Submit plan for zero-landfill site waste, LG tells civic bodies

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed the three municipal corporations to submit an action plan for zero-landfill site waste and asked them to ensure processing of all waste generated in the city.

Make public toilets free for women: BJP to CM

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:The BJP urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to make the use of public toilets free of charge for women living in the JJ clusters as they are unable to pay the monthly charge of Rs 300-Rs 400 per head.

Hussain reviews enforcement of plastic ban

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment Minister Imran Husain today directed all agencies concerned to prepare a comprehensive action plan and accept the responsibility for preventing use of non-compostable, plastic of less than 50 micron thickness.

Tricolour reminds sacrifice of Congress leaders, says Maken

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president, Ajay Maken said the Tricolour reminds him the sacrifices and struggles made by the Congress leaders for the independence of the country.

City put under tight security for Independence Day celebrations

City put under tight security for Independence Day celebrations

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Ground-to-air security has been tightened in and around the national Capital, including the historic Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the 71st Independence Day tomorrow.

Missing girl found dead

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: The body of a girl, who went missing on Friday from Alipur Village, was found in the fields near the village. There were lots of injury marks on the body, said the police.

Overcast sky but no rain in city

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: The national Capital witnessed partly clear skies with no rains today, though overcast conditions prevailed in some areas.

Girl rescued from GB Road

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) with the help of an NGO, Rescue Foundation, and the police raided brothel number 64 at the GB Road and rescued a girl today.

Two held for murder of Nasirpur youth

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: The police have cracked a blind murder case of a youth and arrested two hired killers, Ravi Kumar (20) and Sughad (21), both natives of Uttar Pradesh, in this connection, said a police official.

Stalking may lead to more serious crimes: Activists

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: Ragini Dubey went to the police, as did Priyadarshini Mattoo. But their gruesome murders - over 20 years apart - indicate that when it comes to stalking, little has changed.

Manipur ex-minister’s son dies after falling from terrace

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: The 19-year-old son of former education minister of Manipur has died under mysterious circumstances after falling from the second floor of a restaurant in Hauz Khas Village, South Delhi, last night, said a police official. According to the police, the cause behind the fall is yet to be ascertained.

Govt to buy 1,000 new buses; still shortfall of about 3,700

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: The government has initiated the process of buying 1,000 new buses that are likely to hit city roads in the next 9-10 months. Still the city faces a shortfall of close to 3,700 buses to cover all city routes.

Sisodia criticises UP govt’s Vande Matram recital circular

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister and Culture Minister Manish Sisodia was critical of the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government’s recent circular over compulsory singing of Vande Matram during I-Day celebrations in madrassas when he said Vande Matram recital is considered to be a proof of “so-called nationalism”.

Kejriwal to review situation in hospitals

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: In the wake of shocking case of infant deaths in Uttar Pradesh government-run hospital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a review meeting with the health officials to take stock of health facilities in the national Capital.

Hospitals have to pay green tax to get oxygen supply

Hospitals have to pay green tax to get oxygen supply

14 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: The Gorakhpur Medical College incident has raised questions on the health facilities available in the hospitals across the country. As oxygen being the lifeline for the seriously ill patients, city hospitals are coming across new challenges.

HC deplores encroachments in Delhi, says it is a criminal act

13 Aug 2017 | 2:12 PM

NEW DELHI: “What we have done to this city is a criminal act,” an anguished Delhi High Court has said while strongly deploring alleged encroachments of forest land in Neb Sarai village in south Delhi.

Centre launches drive to save elephants

Centre launches drive to save elephants

13 Aug 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The Centre today launched a campaign aimed at elephant conservation that targets to cover 12 elephant range states of the country during which artists and craftsmen will create life-size works on the theme of elephants in places along its route.

Gautam Gambhir pledges to donate his organs

13 Aug 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:At a time when the gap between demand and supply of life-saving organs is widening, “Gift A Life”— an initiative to encourage people to pledge their organs and save, at least, eight lives from untimely deaths by signing up on the web site – www.

Lt Governor visits Mehrauli Archaeological Park

13 Aug 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal today inspected some heritage sites inside the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to form a coordinating body having representation of all stakeholders concerned for the protection and upkeep of monuments and prepare a plan to this effect by October-end.

Bawana bypoll: Candidates go door to door to woo voters

Bawana bypoll: Candidates go door to door to woo voters

13 Aug 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The canvassing for the Bawana bypoll is gradually intensifying with the three prominent political parties — BJP, AAP and the Congress — going all out to woo voters during their door-to-door campaigns.

Hussain asks other states to check paddy stubble burning

13 Aug 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:In what appears to be a prudent move, the Delhi Government writes to its counterparts in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh asking them to take preventive measures to check air pollution from paddy stubble burning — which becomes a major concern, especially in the national Capital during the winter days.

’84 ANTI-SIKH RIOTS

DSGMC wants Jain to resign

13 Aug 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today demanded the resignation of state Home Minister Satyendra Jain accusing him of misleading the Delhi Assembly and people over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue.

NHAI to decongest Dhaula Kuan-IGI Airport corridor

13 Aug 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has prepared a project to smoothen traffic on one of city’s most congested corridors which leads to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Dhaula Kuan in West Delhi at a cost of over Rs 260 crore.

Two brothers die while cleaning sewer

13 Aug 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Two brothers died and their father was admitted to a hospital in a critical condition after they inhaled toxic gases while cleaning a sewer at a shopping mall in Anand Vihar today, said a police official.

Probe into sewer deaths finds no clue

12 Aug 2017 | 1:20 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said there has been no headway in the probe into the death of three men who were manually cleaning a sewer line in Lajpat Nagar even after five days.

2 killed, 6 hurt as tempo hits stationary bus

12 Aug 2017 | 1:20 AM

NEW DELHI:A tempo today rammed into a stationary bus, killing two men and injuring six others, in northwest Delhi's Rani Bagh, the police said.

DTU rolls back ‘biased’ timing of girls’ hostel

12 Aug 2017 | 1:20 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Technological University (DTU) has rolled back “discriminatory” timing of its girls' hostel following a notice from the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

‘Hospitals fully prepared to deal with swine flu’

12 Aug 2017 | 1:20 AM

NEW DELHI:With growing concerns over spike in H1N1 influenza cases, Health Minister Satyendra Jain has said the government is fully geared to deal with it and arrangements for treatment of swine flu is available in 19 government hospitals and six private hospitals in the Capital.

Govt won’t allow power tariff hike, says Jain

12 Aug 2017 | 1:20 AM

NEW DELHI:In view of the private power discoms pressing for a revision in electricity tariff, Power Minister Satyendar Jain declared in the House on Friday that the government will not let any increase in power tariff this year.

Monsoon session: BJP targets CM Kejriwal for making himself scarce

Monsoon session: BJP targets CM Kejriwal for making himself scarce

12 Aug 2017 | 1:20 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s absence from the entire Monsoon session of Delhi Assembly drew sharp criticism from the Opposition BJP leaders and sacked minister Kapil Mishra who was marshalled out of the House after he brandished a banner accusing Kejriwal of “bunking off” the session.

Mohalla clinics, issue of giving weight to guest teachers in recruitment rock House

Mohalla clinics, issue of giving weight to guest teachers in recruitment rock House

11 Aug 2017 | 12:22 AM

NEW DELHI:Issues of pending mohalla clinics'' expansion and giving weight to guest teachers in recruitment in government schools pitted the AAP and Opposition BJP legislators against each other in the Delhi Assembly on Thursday.

DU announces 10th cut-off for undergraduate courses

11 Aug 2017 | 12:22 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi University today announced its tenth cut-off list for merit-based undergraduate courses, with the maximum being 97 per cent at Hindu College for B.

Braid cutting incidents on the wane

11 Aug 2017 | 12:22 AM

NEW DELHI:The incidents of braid cutting which created an unsafe environment in the city have come down.

GB ROAD TRAFFICKING

DCW forces police to lodge FIR against officer

11 Aug 2017 | 12:22 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has forced the Kamla Nagar Market police station to lodge an FIR against a police officer, who was allegedly working in collusion with brothel owners and add IPC Sections 373 (buying minor for purposes of prostitution), 376 (punishment for rape), 109 (punishment of abetment) and 120 b (criminal conspiracy) to the case, as per the women panel here.

Man arrested in triple murder case

11 Aug 2017 | 12:22 AM

NEW DELHI:The police have arrested one notorious criminal, known as Kaptan, a native of Haryana, wanted in a triple murder case in Karnal, Haryana, said a police official.

RATION CARD

Redress grievances expeditiously, Hussain tells officers

11 Aug 2017 | 12:22 AM

NEW DELHI: Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain today directed officers to redress expeditiously the representations and grievances of citizens to ensure ration card beneficiaries are not deprived of due benefits under the National Food Security Act, 2013.

Delhi, last 7 days...

In search of midnight’s children on city streets

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: As the clock struck 12 on the midnight of August 14, 1947, India gained Independence from the British Empire after over 100 years of freedom struggle.

Jalandhar-K’thala road to be completed in two months

Jalandhar-K’thala road to be completed in two months

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: To provide relief to the commuters travelling towards Kapurthala from the city, Member of Parliament from Jalandhar Chaudhary Santokh Singh today announced the construction of Jalandhar-Kapurthala road to be completed within two months.

Boost for sports & leather industry soon: Bajwa

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: Reiterating the firm commitment of the state government to restore the pristine glory of the state, the State Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today said the Punjab government would provide all technical and logistics support to compete with peers at the international level.

Kidnapper-turned-drug smuggler arrested

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar Rural police today arrested a kidnapper who had just come out on bail after completing his punishment of seven years in jail with heroin, a Wagon-R car and 25 grams of heroin.

Man murdered in Manila

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: Joginder Singh of Nakodar (45) was found murdered on August 15 with sharp-edged weapons in Manila.

Akali workers outnumber farmers at event

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: More than the farmers, it was the Akali workers who filled up the entire hall where Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Badal today launched the Kisan Sampada Scheme in the city.

I-Day celebrated with zeal in Phagwara

I-Day celebrated with zeal in Phagwara

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

PHAGWARA: Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm in Phagwara, Goraya, Phillaur, Noormahal and Nakodar on Tuesday, but politics dominated the celebrations at most places.

1,000 take part in cycle rally to protect environment

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A cycle rally was organized in the city today by Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan to create awareness about conserving the environment, keeping the youth away from drugs and creating a healthy society.

Akali workers outnumber farmers at event-with pix

Akali workers outnumber farmers at event-with pix

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: More than the farmers, it was the Akali workers who filled up the entire hall where Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Badal today launched the Kisan Sampada Scheme in the city.

Tributes paid to Bhagat Singh at Moranwali

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: To celebrate Independence Day at Garhshankar, Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta along with over 1,000 youth and senior party men paid tributes to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh at his maternal grandparents’ village Moranwali that falls in Garhshankar constituency.

Janmashtami celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

PHAGWARA: Janmashtami was celebrated with gaiety and fervour in Phagwara, Goraya, Bilga, Phillaur, Noormahal and Nakodar on Tuesday night.

Tax exemption sought on magic show

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

PHAGWARA: Rajasthan-based magician Naval Singh Rana, popularly known as Jadugar Ajooba, today hit out at people describing magic as occult and superstitious and said it was a pure form of art which could be mastered with intense practice and focused concentration.

Lengthy award list the prevailing sentiment on I-Day

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: With the administration choosing to pay tributes to as many as 108 persons, rather than a selected lot of 25-30 persons, most are of the opinion that the sanctity of the coveted Independence Day award has not remained as such.

BRIEFLY

Student goes missing

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

PHAGWARA: The police have registered a case under section 363 and 266A of the IPC against a security guard of Lovely Professional University (LPU) identified as Raj Kumar on the charge of abducting his minor 15-year-old daughter studying in Government High School at Chiherru on the pretext of marrying her.

Class IV govt staff union holds protest

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Class IV government employees union today protested outside the District Administrative Complex demanding regularisation of their jobs.

Lecture on internet application at KNCW

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

PHAGWARA: A lecture on ‘Internet of things’ was organized by the PG Department of Computer Science of Kamla Nehru College for Women, Phagwara, today.

IKG-PTU yet to appoint VC

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) and Punjabi University today appointed their vice-chancellor, the process of appointing a new VC on the same post at IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKG-PTU) has been hanging for a long time.

Five arrested for snatchings

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: The Rural police today arrested five youths from Mehatpur for snatching incidents. Two motorcycles, an LCD, two gas cylinders, and two sharp-edged weapons were recovered by the police from them.

Miraculous escape for family

Miraculous escape for family

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: A family had a miraculous escape today after its car was hit twice by a truck and a bus simultaneously from two sides.

Youth killed in road accident

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: A youth on a motorcycle died in the Civil Hospital here after he met with an accident today. IPS officer Harish Dayama, posted as ASP in Phagwara, came to the aid of the accident victim near a naka on the eve of an Independence Day function.

GRP registers 156 FIRs in 7 monthsSPIKE IN RAIL ACCIDENTS

GRP registers 156 FIRs in 7 months

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 156 rail FIRs have been registered with the Government Railway Police (GRP) in the city in the past seven months.

‘Seeing parents work as labourers shocked me’70 YEARS OF PARTITION

‘Seeing parents work as labourers shocked me’

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Coming from a well-established family from Gojra village in Pakistan, it was traumatic for a young boy, who was going to complete 12 years of his life in 1947, to see his parents working as daily wage labourers to feed their family members.

Joie de vivre marks I-Day, Janmashtami at schools, colleges

Joie de vivre marks I-Day, Janmashtami at schools, colleges

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: The Nobel School celebrated week-long celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna on its premises. The school was decorated with flowers, balloons, duppattas and peacock feathers on the occasion.

109 to be awarded at I-Day function

109 to be awarded at I-Day function

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 109 persons under 35 departments, including police personnel, doctors, social workers and educationists, would be honoured at the district-level Independence Day celebrations at the Guru Gobind Singh stadium tomorrow. They would receive special awards for their contribution and achievements in different fields.

Radio tales from Montgomery & more

Radio tales from Montgomery & more

14 Aug 2017 | 2:15 AM

JALANDHAR: At the age of 81, he owns a big house in a posh area of the city and is a successful name in the field of education. What else could Jarnail Singh Pasricha have asked for? But there was always a khwahish (wish) to visit Montgomery, a place where he was born and left at the age of 11 during the partition.

COLLEGE NOTES

Talent hunt held

14 Aug 2017 | 2:15 AM

Jalandhar: The Youth Welfare Department of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya organised a talent hunt under the supervision of principal Dr Ajay Sareen.

SCHOOL NOTES

Janmashtami celebrated

14 Aug 2017 | 2:15 AM

Jalandhar:Janmashtami was celebrated with full zeal and zest at Swami Sant Dass Public School. The school was decorated with beautiful posters made by the students.

Stalking a common sight in society, say city girls

Stalking a common sight in society, say city girls

14 Aug 2017 | 2:15 AM

JALANDHAR:The Varnika Kundu stalking case in Chandigarh has raised a question over the security of women in the country.

Guidelines call for English medium in primary schools

14 Aug 2017 | 2:15 AM

JALANDHAR: To raise the standards of education in government schools, the state government has introduced the English medium in the primary schools.

Police officials review security arrangements

Police officials review security arrangements

14 Aug 2017 | 2:15 AM

JALANDHAR: In the wake of the Independence Day celebrations in the city, the Jalandhar police have made elaborate security arrangements for the smooth conduct of the mega event.

Two held in bank fraud case

Two held in bank fraud case

14 Aug 2017 | 2:15 AM

JALANDHAR: The Sadar police today arrested two persons in connection with a bank fraud case.

Three gang members arrested with weapons

Three gang members arrested with weapons

14 Aug 2017 | 2:15 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Rural police have arrested three members, including the king pin, of the Sheru Dheerowalia gang here today.

100-yr-old sports festival begins

13 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

Jalandhar: An annual sports festival commenced at Droli Kalan village here on Sunday.

Fraud case registered

13 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: An NRI here on Saturday alleged that a family of bankers from Pathankot had committed a fraud of Rs 16 crore with him.

Rice millers hail govt's initiatives

13 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Local and Kapurthala-based rice milers today drafted feedback for the Custom Milling Policy (CMR), which is being prepared by the state government for the next year.

Milkfed inks pact to set up Verka booths at HPCL outlets

13 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Milkfed today signed a memorandum of agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to set up Verka booths at the selected retail outlets of the oil company.

Vajra Corps displays military equipment at two-day event

13 Aug 2017 | 1:30 AM

JALANDHAR: To celebrate Independence Day, the Vajra Corps displayed military equipment during a two-day event at Katoch Stadium in Jalandhar Cantonment.

Follow National Flag code, CBSE tells schools

13 Aug 2017 | 1:30 AM

JALANDHAR: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has strictly asked the schools affiliated to it to follow the National Flag code and not to use plastic flags during the Independence Day celebrations.

Security up at railway  station ahead of I-Day

Security up at railway station ahead of I-Day

13 Aug 2017 | 1:30 AM

JALANDHAR: Ahead of the 71st Independence Day, the city railway station has turned into a fortress.

A double tragedy for them since 1947

A double tragedy for them since 1947

13 Aug 2017 | 1:30 AM

JALANDHAR: A slight knock at the door breaks the sleep of Banso Devi, 78.

GOVT SCHOOLS’ ELECTRICITY CHARGES

PSCPL told to send bills to Finance Dept

13 Aug 2017 | 1:30 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking the burden and harassment faced by government schools in the payment of electricity bills off the shoulders of the schools, the Education Department has told Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to route these bills straight to the government rather than troubling the schools for their payment.

BRIEFLY

Scuffle over construction of water tank

12 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

Phagwara: A scuffle was witnessed between BJP councillor Reeta, along with her supporters, and residents of Mohalla Kaulsar, including activists of Ambedeker Sena, at the office of the Municipal Corporation in Phagwara on Thursday evening.

Phagwara MLA accuses Cong of misleading people

12 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

Phagwara: Phagwara MLA Som Parkash today accused Congress leaders, including former minister Joginder Singh Maan, and the police of misleading the people and implicating SAD and BJP supporters in false cases.

Friday Dry Day campaign begins

12 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The Health Department today started a campaign themed Friday Dry Day from Guru Nanak Mission Hospital and Circuit House to check the prevalence of dengue larvae at public places and hospitals.

Kalia slams govt for clean chit to Rana Gurjit

Kalia slams govt for clean chit to Rana Gurjit

12 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Former minister Manoranjan Kalia today slammed the Punjab government for giving a clean chit to Cabinet Minister Rana Gurjit in the sand mining auction row.

Dist admn rules out possibility of floods, officials still vigilant

12 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: With a decline in rainfall this monsoon in the region, the district administration has ruled out any possibility of a flood-like situation.

Braid-cutting incident reported

12 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

PHAGWARA: A 23-year-old girl has claimed that someone has chopped off her hair when she was watching TV at her house in Palahi village.

3 arrested in PPR Mall firing case

12 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The city police today arrested three persons in connection with the firing incident reported at the PPR mall on Monday.

Development has eluded Bhargo CampPARTITION 70

Development has eluded Bhargo Camp

12 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The air at this place is dense and heavy with thousands of stories of Partition. When future was hazy and every hope of living was dying many times in a single day, Bhargo Camp was the area which first provided survivors of this tragedy a place with shelter.

CORRUPTION IN ELEMENTARY BLOCKS

DEOs told to address graft charges or face action

12 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: With the Education Department taking notice of the harassment and constant inconvenience caused to teachers due to the holding up of their increments and ACP cases by many BPEOs, seeking money in return for their work, the department has now written to all DEOs to rein in all such corrupt elements in their districts.

The ordeal and pain are still fresh in the mind

The ordeal and pain are still fresh in the mind

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Donning a white kurta pyjama, a pen in his pocket, an Urdu newspaper placed on the table to his left, which he just finished reading, Sardari Lal (85) says he only reads Urdu newspaper, the language which he learnt in Sialkot, now in Pakistan.

Molestation case

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

Jalandhar: The Sadar police on Thursday rounded up a 35-year-old man for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl.

Creative writing contestCAMPUS NOTES

Creative writing contest

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

Jalandhar: An inter-house creative writing competition in English and Hindi was conducted for Class III at Shiv Jyoti Public School.

Prune blacklist of Sikhs: British MP

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

Phagwara: Indian-origin British MP, Virender Sharma, belonging to the British Labour Party, urged the Centre to prune the blacklist of Sikhs prepared after the Operation Bluestar in 1984.

Capitol lab gets NABL accreditation

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Capitol Path Lab, a medical laboratory facility at Capitol Hospital, has got certification from the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

Stray cattle issue to be solved in 4 months: Panel chief

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Chairman of the Punjab State Gau Sewa Commission Keemti Bhagat said today that with the support and cooperation of the state government, the problem of 1.

Seminar dwells on youth’s role in nation development

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a seminar on ‘Youth and its Role in National Development’.

Events, seminar mark Deworming Day

Events, seminar mark Deworming Day

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

JALANDHAR: National Deworming Day was observed at Arya Senior Secondary School on the 120 Feet Road at Basti Nau wherein Civil Surgeon Raghubir Singh Randhawa administered Albendazole tablets to students.

Aadhaar seeding: Admn launches special drive

Aadhaar seeding: Admn launches special drive

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The district administration today launched a drive to get 100 per cent seeding of Aadhaar card in the district.

Cong councillor booked for mishandling media

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The police today registered a case against Congress councillor Surinder Kaur of ward number 58 for allegedly mishandling media representatives who had come to her ward to shoot a report on development works undertaken by her.

Thunderous applause for ‘Main Se Badh Kar’

Thunderous applause for ‘Main Se Badh Kar’

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Arthur Miller’s classic “All My Sons” was revisited in the localised rendition titled “Main Se Badh Kar”, staged by the Yuvaa Theatre group, at the Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya in Jalandhar today.

Braid-chopping: More cases crop up in city

Braid-chopping: More cases crop up in city

11 Aug 2017 | 2:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The mystery behind the braid-cutting incidents has deepened, with more cases coming to light in the city today.

Traders challaned

11 Aug 2017 | 2:30 AM

Phagwara: Police officials, led by SP, Phagwara, Parminder Singh Bhandal, has warned shopkeepers against any type of encroachment.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
Muggers stab man to death

Muggers stab man to death

17 Aug 2017 | 1:35 AM

LUDHIANA: Visiting a sex worker in the Transport Nagar area cost a youth, Rahil Mohammad (28) his life yesterday.

Man opens fire in Shimlapuri clash

Man opens fire in Shimlapuri clash

17 Aug 2017 | 1:35 AM

LUDHIANA: Tension prevailed on Gill road in the Shimlapuri area after two groups clashed with each other today.

Carjackers take away SUV at gunpoint

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

JAGRAON: Carjackers took away an SUV at gunpoint near Mullanpur Dakha on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway on Monday night.

Mystery shrouds youth’s death

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: The body of Suraj Puri, aged around 32, was found near a bridge over Sidhwan Canal here today.

Lord Krishna’s life depicted through dance performance

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

DORAHA: Students celebrated Janmashtami and Independence Day at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, with pomp and show.

Students apprised of martyrs’ sacrifices on I-Day

Students apprised of martyrs’ sacrifices on I-Day

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Various programmes were organised to mark the 71st Independence Day at several schools in the city.

Fervour marks I-Day celebrations

Fervour marks I-Day celebrations

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: City residents celebrated Independence Day with zeal and enthusiasm.

Needy women get sewing machines

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

KHAMANO: The 71st Independence Day was celebrated at the Khamano Grain Market with fervour.

Traders protest corruption, keep authorities on toes

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

RAIKOT: The authorities remained on their toes due to the protest by activists of CITU (Centre of Indian Trade Unions) near the venue of the Independence Day celebrations here on Tuesday.

Khanna club donates wheelchairs

Khanna club donates wheelchairs

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Social Welfare Club, comprising women from Khanna, donated three wheel chairs to the Khanna Civil Hospital here today.

Quiz at DMCH

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: The 30th College Round of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) Quiz was held at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today.

Tributes paid to Karnail Singh Issru

Tributes paid to Karnail Singh Issru

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

ISSRU: Several events and conferences were organised to pay tributes to Goa martyr Karnail Singh Issru here yesterday.

Spirit of freedom comes alive

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Students touched an emotional chord with the audience as they depicted how brave jawans happily laid down their lives for the sake of the country by weaving patriotic songs from Bollywood movies to bring out the tales of their bravery and patriotic spirit for the country.

Double delight for Jagraon school

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosts St. Mahapragya Convent School, Jagraon, stamped their superiority by clinching two titles in the ASISC Football Competition held yesterday.

Director of pvt hospital attacked

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Five persons attacked the car of the director of a private hospital while he was going somewhere with a female employee of the hospital on August 12.

Industry sceptical, says it’s just an eyewash

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has announced that new power connections to industrial units with connected load of up to 150 kVA and located in designated industrial areas in the state would be released within seven days if no right of way (ROW) is involved.

Kin murder man, try to pass it off as suicide

Kin murder man, try to pass it off as suicide

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A family of Lalton Kalan village murdered one of its members and tried to pass it off as suicide. According to the police, the accused misled the police by stating that the deceased committed suicide because of a quarrel he had with his neighbours last month.

Appreciation for following rules

Appreciation for following rules

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

Ludhiana: The traffic police organised a campaign to motivate residents to follow traffic rules. Residents following traffic rules and those who were wearing helmets and had seat-belts on received appreciation from the traffic police officials.

Actor seeks police protectionBRIEFLY

Actor seeks police protection

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

Ludhiana: High drama was witnessed at a promotional event for the upcoming Punjabi film, “Rocky Mental”, in SCD Government College as fans broke the barricades to get selfies clicked with lead actor Parmish Verma after his performance.

Janmashtami, I-Day celebrationsSCHOOL NOTES

Janmashtami, I-Day celebrations

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

SACRED HEART :Ludhiana: Atam Devki Niketan celebrated Janmasthami and 70th Independence Day with great zeal.

LUDHIANA SCAN

BJP takes out ‘Tiranga yatra’

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

The Bharatiya Janata Partytook out a ‘Tiranga’ yatra at the Janakpuri area here on Monday.

Issru all set for event to mark Karnail Singh’s martyrdom

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

KHANNA: All arrangements with respect to tomorrow’s state-level function at Issru in the memory of Goa martyr Karnail Singh Issru have been completed.

Breastfeeding reduces infant mortality: Doc

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

KHANNA: To mark the World Breastfeeding Week, an educative talk was delivered by Senior Medical Officer Rajinder Gulati, Khanna Civil Hospital, at the Kular College of Nursing, Bija.

Spring Dale students corner glory in Punjab School Zonal Games

Spring Dale students corner glory in Punjab School Zonal Games

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary School excelled in the Punjab School Zonal Games organised by the Education Department here today.

Braid cutting: Panic grips city students

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Though the incidents of braid cutting are being reported usually by people from the economically weaker section, its fear has apparently gripped all.

Immigration consultant abducted for failing to return money, rescued

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: An immigration consultant of Barnala was abducted from Sarabha Nagar by some men to get their money back on August 9.

Journey of playback devices comes alive

Journey of playback devices comes alive

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Decades old playback instruments were exhibited at Swami Vivekananda Dharamshala near Kochhar Market here.

MC employees meet Dhoke

MC employees meet Dhoke

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Karamchari Dal, under the leadership of Vijay Danav, met Commissioner of Police, RN Dhoke, here today.

Now, 150 people taken ill in Guru Har Rai Nagar

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Fourth diarrhoea outbreak was reported from Guru Har Rai Nagar, Jalandhar bypass, today, as the number of patients reported from the area till 5 pm were 150, while 15 others were admitted to various private hospitals.

Nukkad Natak shows social problems

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

DORAHA: A street play entitled ‘Bharati Janta Toye Ch’ (Indians caught up in Ditches) was staged on the campus of Guru Nanak National College Doraha today.

College teachers meet MP Bittu, seek regularisation

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Teachers of various aided colleges of Ludhiana district today met Ravneet Bittu (MP, Ludhiana) and submitted their memorandum of demands.

SCD Principal to get state award

SCD Principal to get state award

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Dharam Singh Sandhu, Principal, SCD Govt College, will be bestowed with a state award for his contribution in the field of education.

Edu Dept asks schools to upload data online by Aug 16

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

AHMEDGARH: Submission of hard copies of detail-related documents of the staff and students, along with basic information about various schools of the state, will soon be a thing of the past.

48-yr-old man dies of swine flu in city

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A 48-year-old man from Tibba Road, admitted to Fortis Hospital, died of swine flu today.

Two booked for not giving tenants’ details

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have started booking owners who have not informed the respective stations about their tenants.

Party revellers beat up security guard, snatch his weapon at vend

Party revellers beat up security guard, snatch his weapon at vend

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A group of around eight men beat up a security guard at a liquor vend here and snatched his weapon.

How 70-member family crossed border

How 70-member family crossed border

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Abnash Singh’s father was popularly known as Lalaji during the freedom movement.

British officer saved a Sikh platoon from massacre

British officer saved a Sikh platoon from massacre

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A British commander saved a Sikh platoon from massacre during Partition.

SNIPPETS

Trials for Ldh cricket team (Sr.)

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

Ludhiana: Trials to select the Ludhiana district cricket team (senior) for the Inter-District Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament will be conducted here at Nankana Sahib Public Senior Secondary School, Gill Road near Guru Nanak Engineering College on August 17 at 3.30 pm.

BRIEFLY

Team to hoist Tricolour in J&K

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

Ludhiana: President of Shaheed-e-azam Sukhdev Thapar Memorial Trust, Ashok Thapar, along with Sandeep Thapar and 31 others started their Srinagar Yatra from here on Sunday.

PILFERAGE OF WHEAT

Two Pungrain inspectors face FIR

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

The Ludhiana rural police have booked two inspectors of Pungrain for their connivance with the thieves in the alleged pilferage of wheat meant for the poor from the godown hired by Pungrain close to Dakha.

Man alleges police inaction

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

LUDHIANA:A man has alleged police inaction in a case of theft.

So that these slum children can ‘live’

So that these slum children can ‘live’

14 Aug 2017 | 2:00 AM

LUDHIANA:Much to the respite of slum-dwellers and children studying at a “special school” being run for them, the open dump at Hambran Road is now being cleared.

Offering food to poor is my birthday present: Satguru

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

LUDHIANA:Satguru Thakur Dalip Singh, brother of Satguru Uday Singh of Namdhari Sect, has urged his followers to feed the poor and provide them other necessities instead of offering him garlands, flowers or other expensive gifts on the occasion of his birthday celebrations, which began today.

Settling political scoreREPORTER'S DIARY

Settling political score

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

CONTRIBUTED BY: KULDIP BHATIA:The ongoing tussle for one-upmanship between the Congress, the ruling party in the state, and the SAD-BJP combine, in the saddle in the Municipal Corporation, has brought development or for that matter even minor repair and maintenance works, to a complete standstill.

Middle-aged woman, young girl lose hair in Galib Kalan villageBRAID CHOPPING

Middle-aged woman, young girl lose hair in Galib Kalan village

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

JAGRAON:In a series of braid chopping incidents occurring throughout the state, two fresh cases were reported from Galib Kalan village, near Jagraon, during the past 24 hours.

Only timely collection, disposal can ease crisisOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE: MANAGING GARBAGE

Only timely collection, disposal can ease crisis

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

REDUCE:Experts say that an average resident in the city produces seven and half pounds of garbage every day, which is buried in landfills, and litters land.

COLLEGE NOTES

Students of SD College give 100 per cent result

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

Ludhiana: Students of Bachelor of Commerce (IV semester) of Kamla Lohtia SD College, Ludhiana, excelled in the results declared by Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Health Minister to be chief guest at I-Day function

Health Minister to be chief guest at I-Day function

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

LUDHIANA:A full-dress rehearsal of district-level Independence Day celebrations was held at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium here today.

GGI observes International Youth Day

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

KHANNA:Gulzar Group of Institutes, Khanna, celebrated International Youth Day on the campus.

SCHOOL NOTES

Janmashtami celebrations

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

Ludhiana: Police DAV Public School, Police Line, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, celebrated Independence Day and Janmashtami on the school premises.

SUICIDE BY LAWYER

Second postmortem, too, says death due to hanging

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

LUDHIANA:In the case of suicide by a lawyer, the second postmortem examination conducted by the board of doctors state the lawyer died due to hanging only.

Won’t allow misuse of MC land: Sidhu

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

LUDHIANA:The Minister for Local Bodies has said even an inch of MC land will not be allowed to be misused by anyone and this was 3,000 square feet of land on prime location of Ferozepur Road, which will be acquired by the MC soon.

Baseball tourney: Ludhiana lads secure bronze medal

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

Ludhiana: Ludhiana defeated hosts Moga 8-3 in the match for hard-line cup to secure bronze medal in the 6th Junior Punjab State Baseball Tournament for Boys that concluded at Sri Hemkunt Sahib Senior Secondary School, Kot Isse Khan (Moga), on Sunday.

Praja nahin badalti, raja badalta hai, but it happened the opposite

Praja nahin badalti, raja badalta hai, but it happened the opposite

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

LUDHIANA:Hand-written notes pasted at railway stations were the only source of information about the whereabouts of the near and dear ones during Partition.

High drama at Grand Walk Mall

High drama at Grand Walk Mall

14 Aug 2017 | 1:59 AM

LUDHIANA:High drama was witnessed at Grand Walk Mall, Ferozepur Road, here late evening today when a team of the MC reached there to seal an illegal floor.

CRIME BRIEFS

4 held with 278 liquor cases

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

Ludhiana: The city police nabbed four bootleggers and recovered 278 cases of liquor at separate places today.

3 suicides keep cops on their toes

3 suicides keep cops on their toes

13 Aug 2017 | 1:54 AM

LUDHIANA:Three suicides incidents came to the fore in the city on Saturday. In one of the incidents, a man committed suicide allegedly due to the mental and physical torture extended by the loan recovery staff of a finance company. Bikramjit Singh (34), a resident of New Ashok Nagar in Salem Tabri, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance yesterday.

Another patient confirmed with swine flu

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

LUDHIANA: Another patient has been confirmed with swine flu.

MEDICAL NOTES

Hospital gets NABH accredition

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

Ludhiana: Pancham Hospital has received the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation from the Quality Council of India.

District Lawn Tennis Tourney from August 18

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

LUDHIANA: The inaugural edition of the Ludhiana District Lawn Tennis Tournament will be held at courts outside the multi-purpose indoor hall, opposite Guru Nanak Stadium here from August 18 to 20.

State govt to organise job fair in city

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Government has announced that it will organise a ‘Mega Job Fair’ at Ludhiana city on August 25.

Designer’s collection on Kumbh Mela

Designer’s collection on Kumbh Mela

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

LUDHIANA: Designer Rohit Verma, who has always surprised people with his creative and unique work, is now coming with a line of collections for men and women, inspired by the famous Maha Khumb Mela.

Hindu outfit protests outside Sutlej Club

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of Shri Hindu Takht Organisation today held a protest outside the Sutlej Club on Mall Road.

‘Hid in fields during the day and walked by nights to cross border’

‘Hid in fields during the day and walked by nights to cross border’

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

LUDHIANA: It was a sudden change of heart as things took an ugly turn with spate of killings, butchering and bloodshed during the Partition.

Man deserts wife, daughter

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

LUDHIANA: Priyanka Rani and her daughter Soni Kumari (six) alleged that despite the court order her husband has failed to pay maintenance allowance.

Their mission: Save environment

Their mission: Save environment

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

Jagraon: A plantation drive was held at Sanmati Government College of Science Education and Research, Jagraon, to commemorate vanamahotsva on Saturday.

Experts share job scope in Australia

13 Aug 2017 | 1:55 AM

LUDHIANA: Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO) organised a session on ppportunities, investment and business migration in Australia.

Ahmedgarh: People seek basic amenities from new MC team

13 Aug 2017 | 1:54 AM

AHMEDGARH:Residents see a ray of hope in the newly constituted team of office bearers of municipal council which will be led by President Shiraj Mohammad.

SSP seeks info on officials supervising wheat godownPILFERAGE OF WHEAT

SSP seeks info on officials supervising wheat godown

13 Aug 2017 | 1:54 AM

LUDHIANA: Officials of Pungrain are likely to face action in the alleged issue involving pilferage of wheat meant for the poor from the godown.

Irregular power irk Sahnewal residents

13 Aug 2017 | 1:54 AM

SAHNEWAL: As Punjab State Power Corporation Limited Department (PSPCL) has initiated a move to install powerful gripping wires for better sustenance and quality, the residents have begun to show their anger against the department.

‘Reflexions’ end at GGNIMT, students show  various skills

‘Reflexions’ end at GGNIMT, students show various skills

13 Aug 2017 | 1:54 AM

LUDHIANA: The two-day cultural, literary and fine arts extravaganza— Reflexions, concluded at GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines, here today.

Bains accuses pvt player of encroaching on MC land

Bains accuses pvt player of encroaching on MC land

13 Aug 2017 | 1:54 AM

LUDHIANA: About 3,000 square yard of the green belt of the Municipal Corporation on the posh Ferozepur Road, the price of which would be in several crores, has been encroached upon by a private player— a close associate of the Badals, said Lok Insaf Party MLA from Atamnagar constituency Simarjit Singh Bains.

MLA alleges scam at de-addiction centre

MLA alleges scam at de-addiction centre

13 Aug 2017 | 1:54 AM

Questions were raised over working of the drug de-addiction centre at Samrala when the MLA from Ludhiana, Simrajit Singh Bains, stormed into the Samrala Civil Hospital on Friday.

SHO, 5 others summoned

13 Aug 2017 | 1:54 AM

Ludhiana: Judicial Magistrate Sumit Sabharwal has summoned Shimlapuri SHO Davinder Singh Malhi, on the charges of kidnapping for murder and causing injuries. Other summoned are ASI Dalbir Singh, head constables Tarsem Singh, Paramjit Singh, constable Bahadur Singh and PHG Arur Singh.

KIDNAPPING-CUM-LOOT

Case solved, four held

13 Aug 2017 | 1:54 AM

The city police claimed to have solved the kidnapping-cum-loot case, in which a factory worker was the victim.

Shiraj elected Municipal Council president

Shiraj elected Municipal Council president

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The councillor from Ward No. 8, Shiraj Mohammad, became the first Muslim president of the local Municipal Council at the election meeting held at the Town Hall here today.

Abducted man found in KhannaBRIEFLY

Abducted man found in Khanna

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

Khanna: The Khanna police claimed to have found a man who was allegedly abducted by some persons from Sanet village near Ludhiana two days ago.

Villagers, shopkeepers protest blockage of drain

Villagers, shopkeepers protest blockage of drain

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

JAGRAON: Shopkeepers and a large number of residents of Sidhwan Bet and Salempura villages staged a protest against the local administration today.

WRESTLING

Green Land student annexes title

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: A student of Green Land Convent School, Dugri, Sanjeed Singh, has brought fame to his school by winning top honours in the Punjab Schools Zonal Wrestling Competition.

Smugglers’ racket busted

Smugglers’ racket busted

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: The Kotwali police has busted a liquor smuggling racket and nabbed two persons in this connection.

26-year-old shoots herself, blames NRI

26-year-old shoots herself, blames NRI

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

A shock wave swept a nearby Manki village when a young girl, who was married to an NRI, and was divorced by her husband recently, committed suicide by shooting herself with a revolver.

Patient had one kidney, hospital reports two

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: Arun Saggar, a senior citizen, got the shock of his life when his ultrasound report read that his both kidneys were functioning normally.

Swine flu patient dies

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: A patient suffering from swine flu died today.

Talk on managing climatic risks in agriculture at PAU

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: PK Aggarwal, an expert from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), and Regional Programme Director, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), delivered a talk on ‘Managing Climatic Risks in Agriculture: Big Data Provides New Opportunities’ at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here.

29 get certificates at CMC convocation

29 get certificates at CMC convocation

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: Nodal Centre for Faculty Development, Medical Council of India, at Christian Medical College organised the first convocation for those enrolled in the Advance Course in Medical Education here today.

Independence Day celebrationsSCHOOL NOTES

Independence Day celebrations

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

Independence Day was celebrated at Childhood Kindergarten Playway School, Punjab Mata Nagar.

PCTE students get  the taste of India

PCTE students get the taste of India

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA:A mega event to mark Independence Day celebrations — Zaika-e-Hindustan — the Great Indian Food Festival 2017 — was organised at the PCTE Group of Institutes here today.

2 hurt as mini-bus overturns

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

JAGRAON: As many as two passengers were critically injured, when a mini-bus they were traveling in, overturned while overtaking a car on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway.

BRAID CHOPPING

5 more ‘victims’ from city

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

Over a dozen braid-chopping incidents have been reported in the city in the past one week.

The Maulana who bridged the water divide

The Maulana who bridged the water divide

12 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: When the entire nation was suffering under the Divide and Rule policy of the British, there was one man, who stood up and raised his voice.

SNIPPETS

3 test positive for swine flu, 10 suspected cases reported

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: Three more patients have tested positive for swine flu. Besides, 10 fresh cases of suspected swine flu have also been reported in the district.

BASEBALL C’SHIP

Harjot to lead Ludhiana squad

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: A student of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, Harjot Singh, has been selected to lead the Ludhiana district baseball team in the Sixth Junior Punjab State Baseball Championship for Boys, to be held at Moga, on August 12 and 13.

Cricket: KVM rout Shamrock by 97 runs; storm into quarterfinals

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM), Civil Lines, routed Shamrock Public School by 97 runs to advance into the knock-out phase of the Punjab Schools Zonal (PAU Zone) Cricket Tournament (U-19).

Parsi food festival at city restaurant

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: The Parsi Food Festival at restaurant Made in India at Radisson Blu Hotel is presenting a storm of flavours on the palate.

Civil Surgeon tells students about deworming

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: National Deworming Day was observed by the Health Department today.

Anganwadi centres to get solar fans

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: The district administration has proposed to equip all Anganwadi centres with solar fans.

CICU to discuss pollution control methods today

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) will be holding a meeting with Roshan Sunkaria, Principal Secretary, Department of Science Technology and Environment, and senior officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board tomorrow.

Cash, liquor cartons looted from vend

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

Khamano: Car-borne robbers looted Rs 4,200 and six cartons of English liquor from a liquor shop at Farour village, near here, on Wednesday night.

Delimitation ends, civic body sends details to higher-ups

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: The process of rationalisation of wards within the limits of the Municipal Corporation (MC) is complete.

COLLEGE NOTES

Awareness camp held at KLSD College

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

Ludhiana: An awareness camp was organised by sub-divisional centre, Saanjh Kendra, Ludhiana, in association with the NSS unit at Kamla Lohtia SD College to provide basic information to the students regarding traffic rules, drug addiction and its ill-effects and the Right to Service Act.

SCHOOL NOTES

UN Replica at Sat Paul school

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

Ludhiana: Sat Paul Mittal School on Thursday announced the start of the United Nations Replica 2017 Punjab Edition on its premises.

Vanamahotsva: GADVASU staff plant saplings

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

Ludhiana: The landscaping wing of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) organised Vanamahotsava (tree plantation drive) on the campus with the theme ''Let the scene be green''. The tree plantation was carried out in collaboration with the NSS wing of the university.

Students show skills in various competitions

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

DORAHA: Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, today conducted different competitions to polish the personality of the children.

PAU signs MoU

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

Ludhiana: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has entered into an agreement with M/s Indo Tech Agro Works, Jiwan Arain vilage, Ferozepur, for commercialisation of ‘PAU Super SMS’ technology.

SCD Govt College begins student counselling

SCD Govt College begins student counselling

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: The SCD Government College, Ludhiana, took the lead in the state by establishing the first-of-its-kind ‘Student Counselling System’ as per the guidelines of the UGC.

Exporters told about GST benefits

Exporters told about GST benefits

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), Ludhiana chapter, organised an interactive session on the Goods and Services Tax.

Medical, social organisations take to deworming children

Medical, social organisations take to deworming children

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Second round of the National Deworming Day (NDD) remained a low-key affair in the town and surrounding areas.

Encroachments dot grain market

Encroachments dot grain market

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JAGRAON: The old grain market of the town has become a synonym of encroachments a large number which have mushroomed during the past few years.

UK to promote trade with India: High Commissioner

UK to promote trade with India: High Commissioner

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised an interaction with Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India, here today.

Five held with illicit liquor, drugs in 4 cases at Khanna

Five held with illicit liquor, drugs in 4 cases at Khanna

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

KHANNA: The Khanna police claimed to have arrested five persons in different cases and seized smack and liquor from them.

Protesters block gate of MC Zone A office

Protesters block gate of MC Zone A office

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: The protest of the Municipal Karamchari Dal has now started affecting the working at Zone A office of the Municipal Corporation (MC).

Security tightened ahead of I-Day

Security tightened ahead of I-Day

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Ahead of the 71st Independence Day, the security has been tightened in this part of the border state falling under Khanna, Ludhiana (City) and Ludhiana (Rural) police districts.

KILLER ROADS

Cyclist crushed to death under truck

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: A cyclist was crushed to death under a rashly driven truck near the Dholewal overbridge this morning.

An unsung freedom fighter from cityPARTITION 70

An unsung freedom fighter from city

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: Freedom fighter Bhajan Singh Sohal recalls the lines of his political guru Habib-ur-Rehman: “Main dil ko roa, ya jigar ka roa, mera dono se aashiana hai.

PSPCL acts tough on depts

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: In a bid to ‘discipline’ defaulters and recover mounting arrears towards pending energy bills, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has disconnected power supply to more than 12 government offices, including utility services and rural water works.

Police solve cyber fraud cases, 4 more held

Police solve cyber fraud cases, 4 more held

11 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

LUDHIANA: The police today claimed to have solved the recent cyber fraud cases with the arrest of four petrol pump employees here.

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