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‘Children, too, have been involved in drug trafficking’INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE, ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

‘Children, too, have been involved in drug trafficking’

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The extent of drug abuse in Punjab can be gauged from the fact that even minor children have been involved in drug-trafficking in the border state.

Giving a holistic aspect to public libraries

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The public library movement in India probably started with our ancient education centres in Taxila and Nalanda, where valuable manuscripts became a source for modern scriptures and books.

Cloth shop gutted in fire due to short-circuit

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A cloth shop in the Karmo Deori area in the walled city was gutted in fire which erupted here at midnight yesterday.

Special prayers to celebrate Eid held in city

Special prayers to celebrate Eid held in city

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Special prayer ceremonies were organised at mosques in the city today, as a large number of devotees turned up for performing the namaz today.

Heritage experts want Bhai Veer Singh’s well to be preserved

Heritage experts want Bhai Veer Singh’s well to be preserved

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the state government has spent crores of rupees to beautify the surrounding areas of the Golden Temple and renovate heritage sites, a large number of heritage monuments have been crying for attention.

GNDU directed to hold counselling of Khalsa University students

GNDU directed to hold counselling of Khalsa University students

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The state government has directed Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) to conduct counselling of Khalsa University students.

Robbers continue to keep police on their toes

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: It seems that robbers are striking at their will as the police are yet to make any breakthrough in a few cases that took place in the recent past.

Dialysis made free, hospital to refund money to 2 patients

Dialysis made free, hospital to refund money to 2 patients

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: With the state government announcing free dialysis services for all patients at government hospitals, the District Health Department has decided to refund money to two patients who were reportedly charged Rs 750 each for the facility erroneously at Civil Hospital on Saturday.

Volunteers come out to manage traffic in city

Volunteers come out to manage traffic in city

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Volunteers of the Voice of Amritsar today along with the traffic police managed traffic at key congested locations in the city.

Proposed multipurpose sports complex turns into parking lot

Proposed multipurpose sports complex turns into parking lot

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

After being used as a dumping ground by residents, the proposed multipurpose sports complex has now turned into a parking lot.

Recovery agent thrashed for bid to take away tractor

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of a private recovery agency were beaten up by people when they reached a farmer’s home for taking away the tractor which he had taken on loan.

Motorcycle rally flagged off

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The diocese of Amritsar today flagged off a motorcycle rally, in which a team of 45 riders are on a trip to Leh.

Chawla for facilities in primary schools

27 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

Amritsar: Former BJP minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla has expresses her dismay at pathetic state of infrastructure at primary schools in the state.

SNIPPETS

Badungar for Punjabi promotion

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

Amritsar: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) condemned the Congress for imposing emergency in 1975 and staged a protest near Hathi Gate here on Sunday.

Five booked for clash in jail

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Two group of jail inmates entered in a clash on the jail premises on Friday.

Insurance firm directed to pay claim to consumer

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 89,081 as medical insurance claim along with Rs 2,000 as litigation expenses.

AAP councillor alleges fraudulent works in MC

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Aam Aadmi Party leader and councillor Amarjit Singh Chawla has alleged fraudulent working in the Municipal Corporation.

Martyrdom day Banda Singh Bahadur observed

Martyrdom day Banda Singh Bahadur observed

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The martyrdom day of first Sikh ruler Banda Singh Bahadur was observed in various gurdwaras, including the Golden Temple and the Manji Sahib Gurdwara in the city.

Action against pvt schools raises hackles

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The action initiated by the Education Department against little known private schools in rural areas for charging a hefty fee while ignoring reputed city schools has not gone down well with a section of the city residents.

Green activities to mark celebrationsFOUNDATION DAY

Green activities to mark celebrations

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: As Amritsar turns 440 years old, EcoAmritsar, an initiative of EcoSikh, has sought the cooperation of the district administration, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), NGOs and the local residents to come together for a host of activities, including a walk, that will start at the crack of dawn, starting from the Akal Takht Gate at Harmandar Sahib at 6 am.

Six suspected gangsters nabbed

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Alert police personnel today arrested six members of the alleged Hariya and Bobby Malhotra gangs who had converged near Bhagtanwala grain market here today.

Textile workers call off strike after 9% pay hike

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Textile workers today called off their strike after a pay hike of nine per cent was accepted by factory owners.

3 held with liquor, live cartridges

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested three persons and recovered two boxes of whisky, containing 24 bottles, and 96 bullets from their car.

Farmers pool money to purchase boat

Farmers pool money to purchase boat

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmers of over 12 villages along the Ravi in the Ajnala area have pooled money to purchase a large boat to facilitate their movement to their land across the river.

22 cell phones seized from jail, yet again

22 cell phones seized from jail, yet again

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Yet another surprise raid on the Amritsar Central Jail premises led to the seizure of as many as 22 mobile phones.

Man alights from bus, crushed to death

Man alights from bus, crushed to death

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Gurnam Singh (42), a resident of Sangrana village falling under the Rangarnangal police station in Batala, died in a road mishap near the bus stand here today.

BRTS: Basic infra yet to be completed

BRTS: Basic infra yet to be completed

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) was inaugurated in November 2016, its basic infrastructure is yet to be completed.

SNIPPETS

Two theft incidents reported

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

Amritsar: Two separate incidents of thefts were reported in the city in the past 24 hours.

180 examined at camp

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A free medical camp was organised at the Police Lines on Saturday.

Caricature workshop at art gallery

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The summer camp and festival at the art gallery hosted a caricature workshop by Rahul Kumar, an award winning sketch and caricature artist from city.

Mayor rues Sidhu’s unavailability for meet

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: It has been around three months since the change of guard in the state.

No end in sight to stray cattle menace in city

No end in sight to stray cattle menace in city

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: There seems to be no end in sight to the stray cattle menace in the holy city as they can be seen roaming around on the streets, disrupting traffic, leading to unpleasant accidents and creating problems for the residents as well as commuters.

MC begins drive, seizes 300 kg of plastic carry bags

MC begins drive, seizes 300 kg of plastic carry bags

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Following the guidelines of the government, the Health Wing of the Municipal Corporation has started seizing polythene carry bags in the city.

GST ready to roll with 87% traders registered

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as traders felt edgy before the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1, the Excise and Taxation department has managed to register 87 per cent of the total traders registered under VAT under the new tax regime.

TREE PLANTATION DRIVES

DC: Survival of saplings, not quantity, to be the focus

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Instead of focusing on quantity, the district administration plans to focus on survival of plant saplings, planted during the coming monsoon season to increase the green cover in the city.

‘Bhands have been forced to live as outcasts’

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Coming to the rescue of the gradually dying artist community of Bhands and Marasis, theatre director Amita Sharma is all set to bring them to the mainstream cultural scene.

Lawrence Road, other posh areas sans cleanliness

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Regarded as one of the best commercial markets of the city, the popular Lawrence Road lacks basic cleanliness, as banned polythene bags, waste material from houses as well as from the shops can be seen lying here on either sides of the road.

Poor roads demand attention

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Even though the city managed to win the Smart City tag for itself, but several civic issues need to be addressed.

More city students figure in NEET result

More city students figure in NEET result

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Many more city students figured in the CBSE NEET exam result that was declared yesterday.

Rain means trouble for residentsGURU RAM DAS AVENUE

Rain means trouble for residents

25 Jun 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A little rain and residents of Guru Amar Das Avenue on Airport Road are again forced to walk through muddy streets to reach their homes.

Students face problems in getting question papersPSEB PLUS TWO SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

Students face problems in getting question papers

24 Jun 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Students faced inconvenience today in getting question papers during the supplementary examinations of plus two at 16 centres in the district.

Despite review meeting, no headway in projectBUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

Despite review meeting, no headway in project

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Around one-and-a-half month ago, the officials concerned held a meeting to review the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project.

PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA MELEE

Cong backing out on poll promises: Harsimrat

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR:Union Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today condemned the incident that took place in the Vidhan Sabha in which the turban of an AAP MLA was tossed.

People cross rly tracks, put their lives at risk

People cross rly tracks, put their lives at risk

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR: In a violation of the section 147 of the Railways Act, passengers at the city railway station can be seen crossing the railway tracks instead of using the designated stairways and elevators.

DC visits 40-khuh park, oversees its development

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha today visited the leisure valley, popularly known as Rose Park or the 40-khuh area here.

Amritsar in command, Abhinav scores century

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Abhinav Sharma cracked a double ton while opener Abhishek Sharma smashed 107 off 116 balls to propel Amritsar to a mammoth 404 against Hoshiarpur on the opening day of their Punjab Inter-District U-23 Championship match at Gandhi Grounds today.

Punsup staff protest, demand DM’s transfer

Punsup staff protest, demand DM’s transfer

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Office and field staff of Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (Punsup), a procurement agency, staged a protest against district manager (DM) of the agency alleging graft charges here today.

MC comes up with helpline numbers

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has launched helpline numbers for residents to lodge their complaints on waterlogging or choked sewerage.

NEET reults bring cheer to students

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Declaration of the NEET result by the CBSE has made many students and their families cheerful after the students passed the entrance test to gain admission in medical colleges.

AAP calls House scenes ‘jungle raj’

AAP calls House scenes ‘jungle raj’

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Local activists and leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today burnt an effigy of Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh for his “dictatorial attitude and sacrilege of turbans of AAP MLAs”.

Residents for stern action against unrestricted autos

Residents for stern action against unrestricted autos

24 Jun 2017 | 1:52 AM

AMRITSAR: In spite of the recent infrastructural development in the city, commuters as well as residents in the city continue to suffer from the chaos created by unregulated auto-rickshaws.

3 more snatching incidents reported

24 Jun 2017 | 1:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Three more snatching incidents were reported with the Police Department in the past 24 hours.

SNIPPETS

Chawla defends cops

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

Amritsar: Veteran BJP firebrand leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla has come to the support of the cops who have been placed under suspension in connection with the CM camp office raid.

MULTI-CRORE INVESTMENT SCAM

SAD councillor pleads innocence, meets DGP

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

AMRITSAR: SAD councillor Amanbir Singh Sandhu has pleaded innocence and approached the DGP, Punjab Police, while alleging that his name was being unnecessarily being dragged into a “multi-crore” investment scam.

NGO to run statewide campaign against drugs

NGO to run statewide campaign against drugs

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Poornima Verma, president, ‘Punjab Bachao, Desh Bachao Nasha Mukti Andolan, an NGO, in a press conference said here today that the organisation was initiating a statewide campaign from August this year.

AMRITSAR FOUNDATION DAY

Celebrations on June 27

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

AMRITSAR: EcoAmritsar, a city-based non-government organisation (NGO), is going to celebrate 440th Amritsar Foundation Day on June 27.

Plays portray sorry state of education system

Plays portray sorry state of education system

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A national theatre workshop being held at Virsa Vihar for children culminated with two dramatic and striking plays put forth by child artistes.

Faulty traffic signals inconvenience commuters at Putlighar Chowk

Faulty traffic signals inconvenience commuters at Putlighar Chowk

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Faulty traffic signals at Putlighar Chowk are troubling commuters and traffic police personnel as the latter have a tough time managing the traffic for the past almost three months.

Youth dies in Dubai, cremated today

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A pall of gloom descended on Mudhal village today when its native Jagbir Singh’s body reached here today.

Car looted from trader

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

AMRITSAR: In yet another incident, three unknown armed robbers stole a car from a mobile phone trader when he was returning home.

75-yr-old converts personal suffering into healing touch for others

75-yr-old converts personal suffering into healing touch for others

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 17 years ago, a neurology disorder, cerebral palsy, suffered by his grandson, Kavish Khanna, forced a 75-year-old local resident, Arun Khanna, to open a treatment centre here for mentally challenged children to ensure that they do not have to run around for treatment like his family members did in 2005.

Probe into bungling of govt wheat in Cantt area starts

23 Jun 2017 | 2:03 AM

AMRITSAR: This could be just the tip of an iceberg. An inquiry team comprising three food inspectors today visited the Cantonment area to verify the credentials of blue-card holders and beneficiaries of the government’s Atta Dal scheme.

BRIEFLY

Plantation drive

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: As pre-monsoon showers are enough for early plantation of trees, NGO Missionaries Khudai Khidmatgaran has decided to start a plantation drive to mark International Yoga Day.

Powerloom labourers demand wage hike

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Powerloom labourers under the banner of the All India Trade Union Congress and Centre of Indian Trade Union held a demonstration in Beri Gate area here today.

Campaign on drug awareness from July

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Activists of the All India Desh Bachao Nasha Mukhti Andolan paid obeisance at the Golden Temple before starting their statewide awareness campaign to make the masses aware of the ill-effects drugs.

Encroachments lead to traffic chaos near bus stand

Encroachments lead to traffic chaos near bus stand

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: To manage traffic around the city bus stand has become a herculean task for the district administration and traffic police. Encroachments upon the road by roadside vendors and a huge number of auto-rickshaws waiting for passengers are the root cause of the problem.

Shortage of migrant labourers troubles farmers in district

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Though recent showers brought cheer to farmers, a shortage of migrant labourers from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh is affecting the paddy transplantation in the district.

Mixed response to govt nod on serving liquor on highways

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Government has decided to amend Section 26-A of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, to allow hotels, restaurants and clubs to serve liquor within 500 metres of highways, which was earlier banned by a Supreme Court order.

Bid to murder: Ex-councillor’s aide arrested

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested former councillor Surinder Chaudhry’s close associate, Saurav Mahajan, in connection with an attempt to murder case in which a policemen suffered a critical head injury.

‘If music be the food of love, play on...’WORLD MUSIC DAY

‘If music be the food of love, play on...’

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: For a 39-year-old music teacher, Shravan Kumar, music is not just any art form. It has played an instrumental role in shaping his life.

Residents want combined efforts to solve traffic problem

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the holy city is on the verge of receiving a smart city makeover, it seems that there is no solution to the problem of traffic snarls.

A year on, Urban Haat project lies in limbo

A year on, Urban Haat project lies in limbo

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Constructed with an aim to boost the city’s tourism, the replica of the famous Lahore Food Street, Urban Haat, is crying for the attention of the district authorities as the project has failed to attract local residents as well as traders. The project lies non-functional, even after a year of its inauguration.

Activists strongly opose civic bodyDOG STERILISATION DRIVE

Activists strongly opose civic body

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The tussle between the Municipal Corporation and animal rights activists on the issue of dog sterilisation seems to be a never-ending process.

Rain fails to dampen residents’ spirits3RD INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

Rain fails to dampen residents’ spirits

22 Jun 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Even rain failed to dampen the spirit of residents who came in large numbers to take part in various yoga camps organised to celebrate the third International Yoga Day today.

SNIPPETS

Handbag snatched

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

Amritsar: Unidentified miscreants snatched a hand bag from a woman opposite Alpha One Mall here on Monday.

‘Use paddy seedlings with Azorhizobium’

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Experts of the rice crop have advised the farmers to use paddy seedlings with Azorhizobium before transplanting these in the fields.

1.4 kg of heroin seized

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Border Security Force (BSF) and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized three packets containing 1.

City gears up for a day of health, fitness

City gears up for a day of health, fitness

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The International Yoga Day celebrations on June 21 will be a display of the power of ‘asanas’ and ancient art of yoga, which has been gifted by India to the world.

DCP suspended in CM camp office raid case

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Following the orders of the government, Amanjit Singh Bajwa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) was suspended for his involvement in the CM camp office raid case today.

Residents suffer as sewage accumulates on streets

Residents suffer as sewage accumulates on streets

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of the Inderpuri area have been facing a tough time due to sewage accumulation in their locality.

MC crackdown on illegal buildings

MC crackdown on illegal buildings

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Town Planning wing of the Municipal Corporation has started a drive to seal illegal properties in the city.

Work on Bypass Ring Road stretch stopped

Work on Bypass Ring Road stretch stopped

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The four-laning work on a stretch from Bypass Ring Road to Majitha has again stopped as the Public Works Department (PWD) has not released the payment to the construction company.

Health Dept tells local authorities to look for treatmentMORBID OBESITY OF 11-MONTH-OLD CHAHAT

Health Dept tells local authorities to look for treatment

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Days after the Punjab and Haryana High Court sought an answer from the Punjab Government as well as the PGIMER, Chandigarh, regarding the treatment of 11-month old Chahat, the Health Department, Chandigarh, has asked the local health authorities to look into the possible treatment and the schemes under which treatment can be offered to the obese child.

Money from Martyrs’ Well at Jallianwala Bagh stolen

Money from Martyrs’ Well at Jallianwala Bagh stolen

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: In a shocking incident, unidentified miscreants struck at the Martyrs’ Well of Jallianwala Bagh and stole money, offered by visitors to pay obeisance to martyrs.

Pre-poll promises given the go-by, say critics

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The maiden budget of the state government has received a mixed response from the general public.

PUNJAB BUDGET 2017-18

Struggle against slender resources

21 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Increased grants for universities, Rs 21 crore for building basic infrastructure for government schools, Rs 10 crore for buying computers in primary schools and a proposed horticulture university.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
City awash with pre-GST discount offers

City awash with pre-GST discount offers

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: As the date of implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) comes closer, discount sales on goods such as electronic appliances, apparels, mobile accessories and footwear have flooded the online portals and retail stores.

6 challans in 5 months for underage driving

6 challans in 5 months for underage driving

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Even as the children below 18 years of age are not legally allowed to drive two-wheelers or any other vehicle, underage driving is rampant in the city.

Krishan Kumar to be back as Secy, Education

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

JALANDHAR: Six years after he fell prey to Akali “politics” and said goodbye to the Education Department, the Congress government in the state has brought back IAS officer Krishan Kumar as Secretary, Education.

Makeover for Shatabdis

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI: Soon, train travel from New Delhi to Chandigarh and Amritsar will be a much more pleasant experience as the Railways is gearing up to enhance on-board services such as trolleys carrying catering stuff, polite uniformed staff and entertainment avenues in 30 selected Shatabdis and Rajdhanis.

Bank holidays make ATMs run dry

Bank holidays make ATMs run dry

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Commercial activities in the city were affected due to three consecutive holidays in banks.

Gang of snatchers busted, three arrested

Gang of snatchers busted, three arrested

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-2 wing of the police have busted a gang of snatchers that has been active in the city and outside for the last six months.

MC’s regulation panel to keep tab on illegal ads in city

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The regulation committee of the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, will now keep a check on illegal advertisements in the city.

Prayers, sweets, exchange of gifts mark Eid celebrations

Prayers, sweets, exchange of gifts mark Eid celebrations

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, was celebrated across the district with fervour today.

Admn holds rally against drug abuse

Admn holds rally against drug abuse

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The district administration today organised a rally on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

MCB to act against illegal advertisers

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The debt-ridden Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) is planning to act against illegal advertisers in the city to fill its coffers.

4 snatchings in a week

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

Bathinda: Snatchers are active in the city.

SNIPPETS

Five booked for fraud

27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

Bathinda: The Dialpura police have booked five persons for a Rs 10.53 lakh fraud.

Feedback

26 Jun 2017 | 12:51 AM

Bathinda Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Bathinda, Mansa and the nearby areas.

8 held with illicit liquor

26 Jun 2017 | 12:51 AM

Bathinda: The police have arrested eight persons who are among the 10 booked for possessing illicit liquor at different police stations in the district.

Earrings snatched from woman

26 Jun 2017 | 12:51 AM

BATHIDNA: Another snatching incident has been reported in the city. In the past four days, four snatching incidents have been reported.

Run down road in Parasram Nagar cries for attention

Run down road in Parasram Nagar cries for attention

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Accumulation of stagnant water and slush has led to numerous accidents on the Parasram road. Residents living in the area have alleged that they had repeatedly brought this problem to the notice of Mayor Balwant Rai Nath, but to no avail.

Police have acted tough against drug peddlers, says IG

Police have acted tough against drug peddlers, says IG

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: After the Congress government came to power, the state police had claimed that tough action would be taken against drug and illicit liquor peddlers.

Govt issues orders on free dialysis at Civil Hospital

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: For patients suffering from kidney ailments, there is some good news. Now, patients will not have to spend money on dialysis at the Civil Hospital.

No headway into probe on illegal buildings

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The enquiry into illegal buildings headed by SDM Sakshi Sawhney has stopped midway. Ved Parkash Gupta, general secretary of NGO Punjab Human Rights Committee, had lodged a complaint over illegal buildings and SDM Sakshi Sahwney had initiated a probe.

Multipurpose health workers up the ante

Multipurpose health workers up the ante

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Irked over the nonchalant attitude of the state government towards their demands, members of the Unemployed Multipurpose Health Workers (Male) Union, Punjab, today staged a protest and burnt an effigy of the state government to express their displeasure with the government.

Farmers upset with decision to charge GST on agri goods

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Upset with the Central Government’s decision to implement Good and Services Tax, farmers today opined that the decision to charge 18 per cent GST on pesticides and 12 per cent on manures and agricultural equipment would add to the financial burden on the farmers.

Married women get chance to walk the ramp

Married women get chance to walk the ramp

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Auditions for ‘Mrs Punjab 2017’, a beauty pageant for married women, were held in the city today. The event saw participation of women from various districts of the state, said Parminder Singh of Nine to Nine Entertainment, the production house that is organising the pageant.

Stalls sell unauthorised food items at railway station

Stalls sell unauthorised food items at railway station

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Verka and Amul stalls located on the platforms of the Bathinda junction are selling unauthorised food items right under the eyes of the authorities.

Inundation threat looms as Sirhind canal embankments get eroded

Inundation threat looms as Sirhind canal embankments get eroded

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The frail and eroded embankments of the Sirhind canal are putting the lives of people are at risk as a possibility of breach taking place anytime cannot be ruled out.

MC probe panels fail to take action

MC probe panels fail to take action

26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The four probe panels constituted in April this year to investigate the pond land encroachments, graft charges and irregularities in recruitment, illegal buildings and stray cattle by the MCB have failed to take any action in any of the issues so far.

Man held with arms

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

Bathinda: The Dialpura police have arrested a person with a revolver and a case has been registered under various sections of the Arms Act against Vicky Kumar, a resident of Teachers’ Colony, Faridkot, from the Burj Tharod village area.

Man booked on fraud charge

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: The Canal Colony police have booked Satpal Singh, a resident of Malvia Nagar, Bathinda, under Section 420 of the IPC.

Labourers fall unconscious after consuming food in Talwandi Sabo

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: Eight labourers fell unconscious after eating food in Mirjeaana village of Talwandi Sabo.

One killed in road mishap near Deon

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: A youth was killed in a road accident near village Deon.

Three women targeted by snatchers, cops clueless

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: Three snatching incidents have taken place in the city with the police remaining clueless about the incidents even 48 hours after these have taken place.

Existing de-addiction centres fade away as new ones come up

Existing de-addiction centres fade away as new ones come up

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: A drug de-addiction centre managed by the Red Cross on Goniana road is going through a financial crisis these days.

Auto-rickshaws continue to risk commuters’ lives

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: Unruly auto-rickshaws have added to the commuters’ woes in the city.

One-stop centre for women languishes for want of facilities

One-stop centre for women languishes for want of facilities

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: The scheme of one-stop Sakhi centres launched by the Union Ministry for Women and Child Development (MWCD) for victims of sexual assault, finds itself in an unenviable situation in Bathinda.

Project delayed as MC finds it hard to earmark sites for street vendors

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: The much-awaited street vending project is getting delayed.

Debt-ridden MC faces paucity of funds

Debt-ridden MC faces paucity of funds

25 Jun 2017 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: The debt-ridden MCB is facing an acute financial crisis as last month its expenditure was more than its income.

SNIPPETS

Three held for attack on cops

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

Bathinda: Eight persons have been booked for attack on policemen at a Naka near Jodhpur Pakhar village.

With rains, prices of veggies expected to increase

With rains, prices of veggies expected to increase

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

BATHINDA: Prices of most vegetables today remained stable in city markets.

Slow pace of projects annoys residents

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

MANSA: Irked over the slow pace with which development works were being taken up in residential areas, residents of ward numbers 25 and 26 lodged a protest.

2 killed in road accidents

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons died in two accidents in the last 24 hours in the district.

Seven held under NDPS Act in different cases

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police have arrested seven persons in three cases under the NDPS Act.

GKU prof felicitated in Bangalore

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

TALWANDI SABO: Dr Daljeet Singh, Professor and head of the department of vegetable science, Guru Kashi University (GKU), Talwandi Sabo, has been conferred with the “Best citizen of India” award by the Global Economics Progress and Research Association in recognition for his contributions to the field of vegetable science.

Arshi terms Assembly incident shameful

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

BATHINDA: Former MLA and state secretary of the CPI, Punjab, Hardev Singh Arshi, today said a shameful incident took place yesterday in the Punjab Legislative Assembly.

Police to take tough measures against liquor smugglers

Police to take tough measures against liquor smugglers

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police will take strict action against liquor peddlers as the smuggling of illicit liquor has not stopped from Haryana to Punjab.

AAP burns effigy of govt, Speaker

AAP burns effigy of govt, Speaker

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

BATHINDA: Workers of the district unit of the Aam Aadmi Party today staged a protest by burning an effigy of the state government and Speaker Rana KP Singh at Fire Brigade Chowk over misbehaviour with AAP MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha by marshals.

Tampering with attendance, Mayor wants probe

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

BATHINDA: Two contractual employees working under the Swachh Bharat Mission allegedly tampered with the attendance register and marked their present on gazetted holidays and Saturdays as well.

PAP cops to control crime, traffic in city

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

BATHINDA: Policemen of the PAP Battalion who have served for about 10 years in the Bathinda district will play an important role to control crime and traffic as a number of constables have been shifted to the PCR and traffic wing.

Cong backing out on poll promises: MPPUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA MELEE

Cong backing out on poll promises: MP

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: Union Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today condemned the incident that took place in the Vidhan Sabha in which the turban of an AAP MLA was tossed.

Commuters at risk on broken-down flyover

Commuters at risk on broken-down flyover

24 Jun 2017 | 12:45 AM

BATHINDA: The Buildings & Roads Department is waiting for funds before it can start the repairs and maintenance of the Multania flyover, which has been crying for upkeep for long.

5 held with drugs

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

Bathinda: The police have arrested five persons with intoxicant pills and syrup and have registered four cases under the NDPS Act.

3 held with liquor

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

Bathinda: The police have arrested three persons with illicit liquor and four cases have registered at various police stations.

1 killed in mishap

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

Bathinda: A person was killed in a road accident that took place on the Bathinda-Malout road at Diyon village, 15 km from here.

Woman hit by stray cattle on Amrik Singh road

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA:The stray cattle menace continues with a woman who was walking on Amrik Singh road being hit a an animal onTuesday night.

Clash at village Tiyona: Police register cross case, no arrests yet

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda Sadar police have registered a cross case in connection with the clash that took place between the villagers of Tiyona.

Residents submit memo over delayed projects

Residents submit memo over delayed projects

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Ward No 23 today met Municipal Corporation Commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal and submitted a memorandum of their demands.

Lynching case: SSP tells Talwandi Sabo DSP to arrest accused

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Senior Superintendent of Police Naveen Singla today issued orders to the DSP and SHO of Talwandi Sabo for the arrest of the accused in the lynching case that took place at Bhagi Wander village on June 8.

PRTC employees hold rally, demand regular jobs

PRTC employees hold rally, demand regular jobs

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Joint Action Committee of the PRTC, comprising of five unions, today organised a gate rally at the bus stand in favour of their demands.

Dist admn issues list of licensed travel, immigration agents

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The district administration today issued a list of licensed travel agents, immigration consultants and consultancy and ticketing agents.

Railway station waiting room sans AC

Railway station waiting room sans AC

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: One of the biggest junctions of Asia, Bathinda has an an air-conditioned (AC) upper class waiting room constructed at a cost of Rs 20 lakh for passengers.

Sun plays hide and seek, rain finally brings delight at dusk

Sun plays hide and seek, rain finally brings delight at dusk

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Weather showed its various moods today as it turned from hot to pleasant to humid to pleasant again.

Material worth Rs 3.5 lakh stolen from house

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: In a theft incident, jewellery worth Rs 3 lakh and Rs 50,000 in cash have been stolen.

HC stays arrest of constable in embezzlement of seized gold

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered a stay on the arrest of constable Manpreet Singh in the case of embezzlement of seized gold and cash recovered from the house of former director of agriculture, Mangal Singh Sandhu, from the Rama police station.

Dowry gifts rot in police godown

Dowry gifts rot in police godown

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Matrimonial alliances having soured over the past years and the ‘gift items’ which were exchanged between the families of brides and grooms, having become a bone of contention, are rotting in the open at the women’s police station.

Car stolen from Parjapat Colony

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: A Verna car was stolen from Parjapat Colony while Rs 10,000 was stolen from the Pishori Lal road area.

Senior scribe cremated

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda: Senior Journalist Hukam Chand Sharma, who passed away yesterday, was cremated at the cremation centre in Paras Ram Nagar here today.

85 boxes of illicit liquor seized; two arrested

85 boxes of illicit liquor seized; two arrested

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-1 team of the police has recovered 85 boxes of illicit liquor from an Innova vehicle and arrested two persons from the Tiyona-Pujaria road near the Sangat Canal.

Students, residents come together to celebrate Int’l Yoga Day

Students, residents come together to celebrate Int’l Yoga Day

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The 3rd International Yoga Day was celebrated with zeal at various places, including schools and colleges, in the city.

SSP lends an ear to people’s problems on All India Radio

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Bathinda, Naveen Singla today listened to the grievances and suggestions of the listeners in the studio of the local station of the All India Radio during a live phone-in show, “Gallaan Cho Gall”.

PSEB compartment exams to begin from June 23

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab State Education Board will hold the compartment examination for all subjects of Class XII on June 23 and for Class X between June 24 and July 6.

AIE, EGS teachers seek regular jobs

AIE, EGS teachers seek regular jobs

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Working on a contractual basis for the past 14 years, teachers recruited under the Alternative Inclusive Education (AIE) and Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) today convened a meeting at the Teachers’ Home and threatened to stage a state-level protest if their demands are not met.

Traffic halts as city roads waterlogged

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Heavy rain today brought the city to a standstill as three-four feet water got accumulated on city roads.

Region may receive more rain in next 24 hrs

Region may receive more rain in next 24 hrs

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: After experiencing rain for the past four days, the city and its adjoining areas are expected to receive more showers over the next 24 hours.

Budget evokes mixed response from people

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab state budget present by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has evoked mixed reactions from city residents.

On Yoga Day, city bends and stretches

On Yoga Day, city bends and stretches

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The 3rd International Yoga Day was today celebrated with zeal at various places in the city. A large number of people attended the yoga day event organised by the district administration, in association with Patanjali Yog Samiti, AAN and Swabhiman Trust at Rose Garden.

Child Labour Abolition Week from June 19

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Child Labour Abolition Week is being observed from June 19 to June 28 during which checking will be conducted at various places under the guidelines of the Punjab State Action Plan for Total Abolition of Child Labour.

City residents brace for Int’l Yoga Day

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: As the nation gets ready for International Yoga Day on June 21, a number of yoga camps will be held in various parts of the city tomorrow.

Residents injured in clash at Tiyona village

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: A clash broke out in Tiyona village between two groups of residents this morning over some dispute regarding way in the village.

Husband, in-laws booked for murder

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Dialpura police have booked Gursewak Singh, his father and mother in a murder case of Karamjeet Kaur.

Students win medals in taekwondo

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Anchalveer Singh and Sanyam Goyal of The Millennium School, Bathinda, won gold and silver medals respectively in the national-level taekwondo competition held in Goa recently.

Not an easy week for Bathinda police

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The previous week was difficult for the Bathinda police due to lynching of a young man, Vinod Kumar, alias Sonu Arora, in Bhagi Vander village as the situation worsened in the village after the incident.

Bathinda rly junction not well connected

Bathinda rly junction not well connected

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda, regarded as among the biggest junctions in Asia, is yet to measure up on the connectivity front.

Lightning safety tips from administration

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: On the directions of the National Disaster Management Authority, the district administration today issued safety tips to be observed in case lightning strikes

11 booked in three cases of assault

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked 11 persons in three cases of assault at different police stations in the last 24 hours.

Only 27.24% students pass in six technical diploma courses

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: In another setback for the state government after Class X and XII results, students have performed poorly in six technical diploma courses in various polytechnic institutes in the state.

Two injured in late night firing at Partap Nagar

Two injured in late night firing at Partap Nagar

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: A clash took place last night around 11 pm at Partap Nagar between two groups in which one group resorted to firing.

After the rain, heat & humidity confine residents indoors

After the rain, heat & humidity confine residents indoors

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: After rain lashed the city last night and this morning, high humidity and bright sunshine throughout the day kept the residents inside the doors.

Rain fury leaves city in a mess

Rain fury leaves city in a mess

21 Jun 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: High velocity winds and rain threw normal life out of gear last night in the city.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
High-voltage protest over electrocution

High-voltage protest over electrocution

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Family members and residents of Indira Colony in Mani Majra blocked traffic for over four hours today near the Fun Republic mall by placing the body of 17-year-old Golu, who died of an electric shock from wires of a street light pole near the Mani Majra bus stand on June 24, on the road.

Fire at HDFC Bank in Mohali

Fire at HDFC Bank in Mohali

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

MOHALI:Goods, including computers and furniture, worth several lakhs and important documents were destroyed in a fire that broke out at the Phase VII branch of HDFC Bank this morning.

Outage leaves city residents sleepless

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:While power cuts have become a routine in almost all sectors, residents of southern sectors suffered the most as they faced outage ranging from two to six hours during the day.

Shatabdis set for a makeover

Shatabdis set for a makeover

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

NEW DELHI:Soon, train travel from New Delhi to Chandigarh and Amritsar will be a much more pleasant experience as the Railways is gearing up to enhance on-board services such as trolleys carrying catering stuff, polite uniformed staff and entertainment avenues in 30 selected Shatabdis and Rajdhanis.

No quota provision in PU migration policy: HC

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that there is no provision for reservation in the Panjab University’s migration policy or scheme.

Experts dwell upon transition metals in organic synthesis

Experts dwell upon transition metals in organic synthesis

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The second phase of the MHRD Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) programme began here today.

GMCH to seek approval for 150 MBBS seats

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:As a relief for the MBBS aspirants in the city,the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, will seek thepermission for increasing the MBBS seats from 100 to 150.

Krishan Kumar set to be back as Secretary (Education)

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

JALANDHAR:Six years after he fell prey to Akali “politics” and said goodbye to the Education Department, the Congress government in the state has brought back IAS officer Krishan Kumar as Secretary, Education.

Finance company gives scholarship to 35 meritorious students

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Paul Merchants Ltd, a finance company, as part of its corporate social responsibility, offered scholarships to 35 meritorious students of government schools in Chandigarh.

Child rights panel stages play on drug abuse

Child rights panel stages play on drug abuse

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights observed International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by organising a play ‘Naadan Parindey Ghar Aaja’ here today.

Walkathon to create awareness against drugs

Walkathon to create awareness against drugs

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police, Narcotics Control Bureau, and Thrill Zone organised ‘Run and Walkathon’ on June 26 to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Theft at Levis store in Sec 35

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Thieves took away Rs 40,000 and some goods from a Levis store and a coffee shop in Sector 35.

Furniture traders observe bandh

Furniture traders observe bandh

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Furniture traders today observed a bandh to protest the increase in rates from 12 per cent to 28 per cent.

Confusion over different parking rates

Confusion over different parking rates

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Different parking rates in the city have left residents and even councillors confused.

PGI’s second campus not anytime soon

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The plan to develop a second campus of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) hangs fire as the UT Administration is charging the market rate for 51 acres in Sarangpur.

Lake Sukh(na)

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: The water level continues to recede at Sukhna Lake. The only hope now is the rainy season. Today, the water level was 1152. 20 ft, the lowest in the last five years.

Decade on, Kharar still lacks facility

Decade on, Kharar still lacks facility

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

KHARAR:As soon as you reach Kharar from Chandigarh or Landran, a large number of people can be seen waiting for the bus at the local bus stand and that too in the scorching sun without any shelter, seating arrangements, drinking water and other facilities.

Rs 300 crore spent, Mohali residents dump new ISBT

Rs 300 crore spent, Mohali residents dump new ISBT

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

MOHALI:Despite a busopolis with state-of-the-art facilities coming up in Mohali in December last year, its inconvenient location has compelled residents to depend on the old, shabby but better located bus stand in Phase VIII.

Faulty planning renders Zirakpur bus stand useless

Faulty planning renders Zirakpur bus stand useless

27 Jun 2017 | 2:20 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The two-storey bus stand at Zirakpur, built at a cost of Rs 5.5 crore, seems to have been rendered useless due to faulty planning in its construction as the traffic plan for the entry and exit of buses has been prepared without any consultation with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

Man robbed of mobile, purse

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A 29-year-old man was allegedly attacked with a knife and robbed of his mobile phone and purse on Sunday night near Baltana, Zirakpur.

Judicial custody for former cop, BSF man

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

MOHALI:A local court on Monday sent former police Inspector Inderjit Singh and ex-BSF personnel Sahib Singh to judicial custody in a drug and firearms case after the special task force (STF) did not seek extension in police custody.

Drug abuse: Haryana to form special teams

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMBALA:The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Bedi on Monday said that the state government would constitute special teams to keep the drug abuse at bay and the process in this direction had started.

BRIEFLY

Woman falls off bus, injured

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

Kalka: A woman sustained serious injuries when she fell off a bus.

People putting their lives at risk

People putting their lives at risk

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

PANCHKULA:Despite directions issued by the Panchkula District Administration to stop people from entering the Ghaggar and other rivers in the district, people are still putting their lives at risk.

Unidentified body found

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

Panchkula: The police recovered an unidentified body in the Barwala block in Panchkula district on Monday.

UNDERTRIAL’S ESCAPE

P’kula police recover cell phones from Ambala jail

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

PANCHKULA:The Panchkula police have recovered mobile phones from Ambala jail in connection with the prisoner’s escape.

22 stray dogs vaccinated at camp

22 stray dogs vaccinated at camp

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today vaccinated 22 dogs during an anti-rabies vaccination camp for stray dogs at the Community Centre, Sector 18, here today.

Bookies’ racket busted in Zirakpur, 8 held

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The police on Sunday night busted a bookies’ racket and arrested eight persons from a flat here for allegedly betting on T-20 matches being played between South Africa and England.

Paid parking issue to rock Mohali MC House meeting today

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

MOHALI:Almost fourteen months after the paid parking had come to an end, the issue is again all set to rock the Municipal Corporation House meeting, scheduled for tomorrow.

Chandigarh skill development mission launched

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Chandigarh Skill Development Mission was launched today.

Arjun fifth in Junior World Cup

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: City shooter Arjun Babuta scored a total of 184.2 to finish fifth in the 10m Air Rifle event at the ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol in Suhl, Germany, today.

Top seed Hardeep sails into second round

Top seed Hardeep sails into second round

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Hardeep Singh Sandhu defeated city’s Digvijay Singh Mehta 6-4 6-3 to move into the men’s second round in the ongoing CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here today.

Four city teams for RFC India challenge

Four city teams for RFC India challenge

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four teams from Chandigarh will compete in Force Gurkha RFC India 2017 challenge, which starts in Goa from July 22.

Khushi, Vrinda move ahead

Khushi, Vrinda move ahead

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Khushi Dewan drubbed Pavit Kaur 6-0 6-1 grab a place in the girls’ U-14 second round in the ongoing STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here today.

Cong loan waiver claim a fraud: Sanaur MLA

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

PATIALA:Sanaur MLA Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra has termed the Budget presented by the Congress government based on fake and fraudulent financial claims.

Welfare schemes to benefit minority students: Dharamsot

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

PATIALA:The Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Welfare Minister, Punjab, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, said various welfare schemes being run by the state government for the overall development of youths belonging to the minority communities would prove to be a game-changer and work wonders for them.

Efforts for translation of Japji Sahib in Chinese lauded

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

PATIALA:Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Kirpal Singh Badungar lauded the efforts of Rajinder Singh, an NRI Sikh, and Vanessa Choe, a China-based woman, for the translation of Japji Sahib in Chinese language.

BRIEFLY

Course introduced at college

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

Patiala: A new course of BA Honours in Social Sciences has been introduced from this session at Khalsa College, Patiala.

Comedy play ‘Kaya Kalap’ staged

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

PATIALA:The three-day 17th Summer Theatre Festival concluded here at Kalidasa Auditorium of Virsa Vihar Kendra.

Leftist unions hold convention

27 Jun 2017 | 2:21 AM

PATIALA:Various Leftist unions held a convention here at Taraksheel Hall to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Emergency as Anti-fascism Day.

Mobile phone snatched

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:A mobile phone of a PGI campus resident was snatched by an unknown motorcyclist.

BRIEFLY

Challengers beat Gladiators

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

Panchkula: Udhav Jindal (101) scored an unbeaten century to help SSCA Challengers beat Gladiators by 95 runs in the NWCA U-13 Triangular Series at St Soldier School here today.

Punjab beat Chandigarh for bronze

Punjab beat Chandigarh for bronze

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab edged out Chandigarh 2-1 to win the bronze medal in the men’s hockey National Championship (Division A) in Lucknow today.

Sumit wins marathon

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sumit Kumar Gorai won the general category race during the Marathon on International Day of Seafarer, organised here today.

Abhay outclasses Om Tripathi

Abhay outclasses Om Tripathi

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Abhay Mohan beat Om Tripathi 6-2 6-4 in the final qualifying round of the boys’ U-16 category in the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Tournament at Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here today.

Alisha, Ashpreet sail into main draw

Alisha, Ashpreet sail into main draw

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Alisha Menon beat Apoorva Saharon 6-0 6-0 without conceding a single game to move into the main draw of the women’s category in the Rs 1 lakh CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship, at Sector 10, here today.

Deswal bags gold, equals world record

Deswal bags gold, equals world record

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Pistol shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal was in the zone today as she equalled the world record on her way to clinching the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event in the ISSF Junior World Championship in Suhl, Germany.

Carjacking: Sketches of 3 youths out

Carjacking: Sketches of 3 youths out

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala police have released the sketches of three miscreants in connection with the carjacking incident that occurred on May 18 near the Punjabi University campus here.

BRIEFLY

Trader robbed of gold kara

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

Kalka: A youth took away a gold kara of a shopkeeper by befooling him. Kehar Singh (70), who runs Punjab Dairy on the Kasauli road in Kalka, said a youth came to his shop at 8.30 am on Sunday and asked him for some dairy products.

Guv leaves babus behindREPORTER'S DIARY

Guv leaves babus behind

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

Officers accompanying Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore gave a tough time to the officers at the inauguration function of the cycle track on Sunday morning.

Husband, in-laws booked in dowry case

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The police today registered a dowry harassment case against the husband and in-laws of a woman.

BJP in habit of staking claim to Cong projects, says Bansal

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: Slamming MP Kirron Kher, former Chandigarh MP Pawan Kumar Bansal said the BJP had the tradition of staking claim to projects initiated by the Congress.

10 days on, no headway in accident case

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:Even a week after the registration of a case against an unidentified person for injuring four members of a family, the police have failed to make any headway in the case.

MC DELIMITATION BOARD

AAP cries foul over ‘unfair’ representation

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:Local leaders of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) have expressed their discontent over the formation of delimitation board which has been formed to look into setting up of limits of new wards under the Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC).

Will promote ‘gatka’, says Dharamsot

Will promote ‘gatka’, says Dharamsot

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:Punjab Forest and Wildlife Preservation Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot today announced that the state government would take all steps to promote traditional sports in the state and make all efforts for the advancement of ‘gatka’, a traditional martial art form, in educational institutions.

MAKING PUNJABI COMPULSORY IN SCHOOLS

SGPC president writes to J&K CM

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:Demanding that Punjabi language should be made compulsory with other regional languages in schools by the Jammu and Kashmir Government, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Kirpal Singh Badungar has written a letter to J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urging her to reconsider the decision of teaching only Kashmiri, Dogri and Bodhi in government and private schools.

Eight held for drinking in public, granted bail

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:A special drive against consuming liquor at public places was carried out at different parts of the city.

AAP backs residents of Danga Peerit Colony

AAP backs residents of Danga Peerit Colony

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI: A day after residents of the Danga Peerit (riot victims) Colony at Phase XI raised the banner of protest against the GMADA officials, who had reached the locality to get illegally occupied houses vacated, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) too extended it support to occupants of the houses.

Can’t employ minors: DGP

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: If the interpretation of Juvenile Justice Act by KP Singh, DGP (Prison), Haryana, is taken into account, then child labour is rampant in the city and no market is free from it.

Hry drive pushes child beggars to city for shelter

Hry drive pushes child beggars to city for shelter

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana’s gain is Chandigarh’s loss.

Punjab drug situation improving under new regime, say docs

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: Alcohol consumption has doubled while the drug abuse is four times the national figure in Punjab.

No plan in place to run AC fruit & veggie market in Mohali

No plan in place to run AC fruit & veggie market in Mohali

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI: Though the Punjab Mandi Board is claiming that the state’s first air-conditioned fruit and vegetable market in Phase XI, Mohali, would start functioning within four to five months, it apparently has no concrete plan in this regard.

Kathak performance charms audienceART & CULTURE

Kathak performance charms audience

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The concluding day of the National Classical Dance Festival belonged to the young kathak virtuosos duo of Elisha Deep Garg (22) and Sunny Shishodiya (23), both senior disciples of Pandit Birju Maharaj, who danced straight tothe hearts of the strong crowd before providing grand finale to thefestival at the Tagore Theatre here today.

BCOM ADMISSIONS

Cut-off higher than last year in first list

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: As the tentative merit list was released today for BCom admissions in city colleges, the cut-off for general category in the UT pool is at 115.

PGGCG-42 asst prof to present paper in Singapore

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: Assistant professor in public administration and coordinator of cyber crime course at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Dr Nemi Chand Golia, will present a paper at the ‘Third International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP3)’.

Engineering up, MBBS down?

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: This year’s engineering and MBBS results have shown a glaring contrast in tricity.

VC to intervene in Mukerian college principal’s case

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Syndicate has recommended that the Vice-Chancellor should takeup the issue of colleges and their pay disputes with Punjab Education Minister.

PU is now a vehicle-free campus

PU is now a vehicle-free campus

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Syndicate today approved the proposal for a vehicle-free campus along with a complete ban on four-wheelers for fresher.

Pedalling across country to promote Swachh Bharat

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:With a message of Swachh Bharat, a West Bengal native is pedalling across the country.

Thefts prompt PGI authorities to go in for more cameras

Thefts prompt PGI authorities to go in for more cameras

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: The increasing number of thefts has prompted the authorities of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to beef up security on the campus.

OPEN HOUSE COMMENT

Official apathy and a trail of scars

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

Chandigarh, the first planned city of India, is not only known for its architectural planning, but also for its landscaping.

Green endeavour hits red tape, who is to blame?OPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Green endeavour hits red tape, who is to blame?

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

I have 35 years of experience in government service and that too at a higher level. It’s true that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but in government offices it’s exactly the opposite.

THE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Administrator’s Advisory Council to meet on July 14

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a gap of approximately seven months, the Chandigarh Administration will hold the meeting of the Administrator’s Advisory Council (AAC) on July 14.

Be monsoon-ready, P’kula officials told

Be monsoon-ready, P’kula officials told

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

PANCHKULA: Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Gauri Prashar Joshi has directed officials of the District Administration, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Municipal Corporation and other departments concerned to make necessary arrangements to deal with waterlogging, overflowing barsati nullah, blocked drains, before the arrival of monsoon.

Patchwork on ‘killer stretch’ eyewash

Patchwork on ‘killer stretch’ eyewash

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

PANCHKULA: Sixteen days after the death of two motorcyclists allegedly due to potholed roads in the Industrial Area, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation yesterday carried out patchwork on the road dividing Sector 12-A and Industrial Area.

Furniture traders’ bandh today

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Furniture Association has decided to hold a complete bandh on June 26 and a three-day dharna to show solidarity with the All-India Furniture Association, which has given a call for a nationwide strike for three days from June 26 in protest against the exorbitant GST (28 per cent) on furniture items.

Councillors ‘overcharged’ at parking

Councillors ‘overcharged’ at parking

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: On a day when Smart City projects, including a smart parking app, were launched by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, people were allegedly overcharged at several parking lots.

Badnore, Kher launch Smart projects in city

Badnore, Kher launch Smart projects in city

26 Jun 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, and Kirron Kher, city Member of Parliament, today launched the first series of projects under the Chandigarh Smart City Mission on the second anniversary of the Smart City Mission launched by the Ministry for Urban Development on June 25, 2015.

Two-day health camp held

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

Patiala: With an aim to raise awareness about auto immune disorders of the endocrine system, doctors at Columbia Asia Hospital, Patiala, organised a health camp where people were encouraged to seek timely treatment and adopt preventive mechanisms.

One held for snatching

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

Chandigarh: The police have arrested Parkash of Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26 for snatching.

SPORTS BRIEFS

Chinmaya finishes third

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

City golfer Chinmaya Mahajan carded a total 17-over 301 to finish third in the Telangana Junior Boys Golf Championship, which concluded at Hyderabad Golf Club on Friday.

Gurjosh enters main draw

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gurjosh Singh blanked Vanshdeep Singh 6-0 6-0 to enter the boys’ U-14 main draw on the opening day of the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here today.

Udayan, Calvin advance

Udayan, Calvin advance

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Udayan Bhakar blanked Vinay Singh 9-0 to move into the second round of the men’s qualifiers on the opening day of the CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship here today.

Chandigarh succumb to RSPB

Chandigarh succumb to RSPB

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:City boys went down 1-5 to Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) in the semifinals to bow out of the 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) ‘A’ Division in Lucknow today.

City boys move into semis

City boys move into semis

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh gained three points against Ludhiana to finish second in Group A and qualify for the Punjab State Inter-district U-23 Cricket Tournament final, in Mohali today.

Vocalist wins hearts

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

Chandigarh: Promising vocalist Neha Mishra gave an impressive performance in the Harinaad series concert, organised by the Haryana Kala Parishad at the mini-auditorium of Tagore Theatre here today.

2 injured as bus hits electricity pole

2 injured as bus hits electricity pole

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

PANCHKULA: A major tragedy was averted today after the driver of a Haryana Roadways bus lost control over it and hit an electricity pole on the Kalka- Shimla highway.

Infighting in MC costs P’kula Smart City tag

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Infighting in the Municipal Corporation (MC) has taken its toll on the city as it once again failed to make it to the Smart City list.

Affixing of HSRPs in city from August

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: After waiting for a year, the affixing of high security registration plates (HSRPs) will start from August 2017.

Legend of the Lord and his divine consortsART & CULTURE

Legend of the Lord and his divine consorts

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Yet another choreographic spectacle, “Nritya Mala” epitomising the lyrical splendor and sophistication of Odissi classical dance marked the Day 2 of the ongoing National Classical Dance Festival at Tagore Theatre today.

Hit by car, man dies in Dera Bassi mishap

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

DERA BASSI: A motorist was killed while his brother sustained injury when their motorcycle allegedly collided with a car coming from the opposite direction near Haripur Hinduan village, Dera Bassi, here today.

Protesting teacher hospitalised

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI: A member of the Unemployed Teachers Union was hospitalised today.

Roads in Kharar cry for attention

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

KHARAR: Despite various claims of spending crores on various development works in the Kharar area by the previous government, the condition of the link roads in this area is in a miserable state.

‘Awake’ screened at PGI

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

Chandigarh: A movie, “Awake”, on the life of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda was screened at the auditorium of the National Institute of Nursing Education, PGI.

Mohali MC goes in for pothole repair

Mohali MC goes in for pothole repair

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali Municipal Corporation has begun the work of filling up potholes on certain roads, which residents label as a wastage of funds as it is being done rather late, just when the monsoon is about to lash the region.

As monsoon looms, road re-carpeting hangs fire

As monsoon looms, road re-carpeting hangs fire

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR: It’s that time of the year which residents of Zirakpur dread wading through knee-deep water and manoeuvring pothole ridden roads during the rainy season.

Prisoner’s escape: Police remand for mastermind

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

PANCHKULA: A local court today sent Mandeep, alias Mani, a mastermind in the prisoner’s escape from the Panchkula Civil Hospital, to four-day police remand here.

12 held for drinking in public, granted bail

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police arrested 12 persons for consuming liquor at public places.

Ex-Subedar’s bag containing cash, valuables stolen from bus

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: A bag containing cash and valuables of a retired Subedar with the Indian Army was stolen from a Himachal Pradesh Roadways bus at the ISBT, Sector 43, here, this morning.

GMADA official sent to five-day police remandGRAFT CHARGE

GMADA official sent to five-day police remand

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI: Kiranpal Kataria, a senior assistant of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), has been sent to five-day police remand here today.

SALE OF LIQUOR

Punjab’s move raises hope of city hoteliers

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The decision of the Punjab Government to amend the Excise Act to allow sale of liquor in restaurants and hotels within 500 metres of national and state highways has raised the hope of city hoteliers to see the revival of their business.

75 % of 45,000 children ‘wrongly caught’ for offences last year: DGP

75 % of 45,000 children ‘wrongly caught’ for offences last year: DGP

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:According to national crime data, approximately 45,000 children were apprehended across the country last year.

Plays mark Day 2 of theatre fest

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:The North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, (Ministry of Culture, Government of India) in collaboration with Natak Wala, a group of theatre enthusiasts, is organising the annual 17th Summer Theatre Festival at the NZCC’s Kalidasa Auditorium, Virsa Vihar Kendra, Sheranwala Gate, Patiala, from June 23 to 25.

Involve people in city’s progress: AAP leader

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) kicks off a campaign to mobilise Patiala residents for the development of the city.

Obstructions mar cycle tracks on Vigyan Path in Chd

Obstructions mar cycle tracks on Vigyan Path in Chd

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Trees and electricity junctions are among major hindrances on Vigyan Path cycle tracks to be launched by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Badnore on Sunday on the second anniversary of the Smart City project.

Parents want upgrade of Nabha Jail School

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:Though the administration is yet to take the final call in the issue of depressing conditions of elementary school inside the premises of Maximum Security Jail Nabha, parents of the students have come forward with another demand, upgrade of the school.

400 take part in zonal Bal Samagam

400 take part in zonal Bal Samagam

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bal Samagam at zonal-level was organised at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan in Sector 30-A under the guidance of central pracharak Capt NPS Bhullar of Shimla.

Volvo bus service to IGI Airport launched

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:After successfully starting two Scania luxury buses from Patiala to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) today flagged off a luxury Volvo bus from Jalandhar to the IGI Airport under its plan to connect all main cities of Punjab to the Delhi airport.

SEXUAL HARRASMENT CASE

Expelled PU professor cries foul

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:After Panjab University expelled him for being found guilty in a sexual harassment case for the fourth time, Assistant Professor Komal Singh has cried foul.

Mukerian college principal alleges injustice

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: A case of unfair practice against a principal of an affiliated college in Mukerian, Punjab, is being taken up in the PU’s Syndicate meeting tomorrow.

Panchkula govt school student shines in NEETTRICITY RANK 1 AIR 76

Panchkula govt school student shines in NEET

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Almost all the results this year have been ruled by residents of Panchkula.

3 burglaries reported from city

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

Chandigarh: Three burglaries were reported in Chandigarh.

Sea of changes in PU hostel admissions this year

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: As hostel admissions go online from this semester at Panjab University, there is a sea of changes taking place.

GST seva raths a hit among traders

GST seva raths a hit among traders

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: GST awareness seva raths, started by the Department of Excise and Taxation Department, have received an overwhelming response as traders thronged the markets in a large number to seek answers to their queries regarding the new taxation system.

It’s raining discounts ahead of GST

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the GST all set to be implemented from the next month, it is the discount season everywhere.

High drama at Danga Peerit Colony

High drama at Danga Peerit Colony

25 Jun 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI: High drama was witnessed at Danga Peerit (riot victims) Colony in Phase 11 here when a number of residents, supported by Mohali’s Congress senior deputy mayor Rishabh Jain and Municipal Corporation councillors, restrained a team of GMADA from getting vacated houses, which are allegedly under unauthorised possession, here today.

Prisoner’s escape: Mastermind held

Prisoner’s escape: Mastermind held

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula police have arrested the mastermind behind the prisoner escape incident. The police arrested Mandeep, alias Mani, a resident of Sector 41, Chandigarh. Mani, a key member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, was an engineering student and close friend of gangster Sampat Nehra, who had freed Deepak Kumar from the custody of the Panchkula police on June 17.

SNIPPETS

Neerja’s family moves HC

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

Chandigarh: Flight purser Neerja Bhanot''s family has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court after failure to resolve the money-sharing issue with the makers of Bollywood blockbuster and national award-winning movie "Neerja".

PU gets second instalment of Rs 20 cr

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Having received a boost from the HRD Ministry, who hiked this year’s grant to Rs 207.80 crore from Rs 197 crore, Panjab University today received its second instalment of Rs 20 crore.

Bathinda girl is AIR 8

Bathinda girl is AIR 8

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA:Bringing laurels to the city and her alma mater, Nikita Goyal of Bathinda secured the all-India rank 8 in NEET, the results of which were announced this morning.

NEET results: Patiala students bring laurels

NEET results: Patiala students bring laurels

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

PATIALA:Students from Patiala district brought laurels by achieving commendable ranks throughout the nation in the NEET results which were declared by the CBSE on Friday.

Tennis c’ship from today

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association will organise CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship from June 24 to June 30.

Shivam, Arpit put city boys in control

Shivam, Arpit put city boys in control

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

MOHALI:Shivam Bhambari scored a solid 94 before Arpit Singh Pannu compiled a sedate half-century to help Chandigarh amass 318 runs against Ludhiana on the opening day of their Punjab Inter-district U-23 Championship match at the PCA Stadium in Mohali today.

GSSS-18 eves overcome Hockey Academy 3-2

GSSS-18 eves overcome Hockey Academy 3-2

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Sector 18, overcame Chandigarh Girls Hockey Academy 3-2 in an exhibition match organised to mark Olympic Day celebrations here today.

Youth’s death: Another accused held

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested another accused for allegedly dumping the body of his 18-year-old friend near Nada Sahib in Panchkula.

Auto driver among 3 held for robbery

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three persons, including an auto driver, were arrested by the Chandigarh Police for robbing a passenger, who later chased them in another auto and managed to catch them with the help of the police.

AAP workers up in arms

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

PATIALA:Annoyed over the attack on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha yesterday, workers of AAP, led by senior leader Dr Balbir Singh, staged a protest outside the Mini-Secretariat here today.

ART & CULTURE

Blended in legend of Krishna, Radha

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The third edition of the three-day annual National Dance Festival, organised by the UT Cultural Affairs Department and the Tagore Theatre Society, opened to a majestic start at Tagore Theatre today.

Cultural events mark NGO’s founder’s day

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

PATIALA:SOS Children’s Villages of India celebrated its founder father Dr Hermann Gmeiner’s birthday today.

Badnore flags off GST awareness raths

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

Chandigarh: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore on Friday flagged off GST awareness seva raths to address issues of traders regarding the new tax regime.

Smart city on the right track

Smart city on the right track

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Under the Smart City project, residents will get dedicated cycle tracks, a subway connecting Sector 17 with Rose Garden and a smart parking app.

Panchkula fails to make it to list

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

PANCHKULA: Once again, Panchkula has missed the Smart City tag.

Ruckus in House: AAP decries govt

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

MOHALI: Volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party held a protest against the unruly scenes witnessed in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha yesterday.

Bansal blames MP for poor sanitation

Bansal blames MP for poor sanitation

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Pawan Kumar Bansal, former Union Minister, and Pradeep Chhabra, president, Chandigarh Congress, criticised MP Kirron Kher and the Mayor for their “failure” to solve the sanitation problem of the city.

3,040 driving licences suspended till May 31

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 3,040 driving licences have been suspended for traffic-related offences by the Chandigarh Traffic Police till May 31.

Ramzan festivities enliven Burail

Ramzan festivities enliven Burail

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ramzan, the month of fasting, has spiced up the night life at Burail, where a large number of Muslims live.

Not a NEET job, none in top 100

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) result for admission to medical colleges was declared today.

A first: PU digital degree from this session

A first: PU digital degree from this session

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University is the first one in India to adopt the HRD Ministry’s and the UGC’s initiative of a digital locker for all academic degrees of students.

FAKE COMPLAINT

Expelled PU researcher appeals to VC

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:A research scholar from the sociology department of Panjab University, who was expelled by the authorities for a 'fake' sexual harassment complaint against the son of the DSW (Women), has appealed to the Syndicate members to reinstate her PhD.

Another GMADA official held on graft charge

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

MOHALI:The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested a senior assistant of GMADA on a charge of taking Rs 50,000 as bribe from a land owner.

Ambala jail doc, Dy Supdt to face action

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Haryana Government is set to order proceedings for major punishment against Vishal Chhibber, Deputy Superintendent of Prisons (Administration), and Balwinder Singh, a dental surgeon at the Ambala jail, both held responsible for the escape of a prisoner from a Panchkula hospital in an inquiry.

Policewomen in civvies to keep an eye on eve-teasers

24 Jun 2017 | 1:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to check incidents of eve-teasing and sexual harassment at public places, the UT police have decided to depute policewomen in civil dress at public places, including markets, bus stops and malls.

Report holds Ambala jail doctor, Dy Supdt responsibleUNDERTRIAL’S ESCAPE FROM PANCHKULA HOSPITAL

Report holds Ambala jail doctor, Dy Supdt responsible

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: Dr Harish Kumar, Additional Inspector General of Prisons, has submitted its report in the escape of undertrial Deepak Kumar from the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, from the police custody on June 17.

MLAs’ visit hurts GMSH patients

MLAs’ visit hurts GMSH patients

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The arrival of MLAs at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, following a ruckus in the Punjab Assembly led to inconvenience to patients. Injured AAP MLAs Sarabjit Kaur Manuke and Manjit Singh were accompanied by party leaders HS Phoolka, Kanwar Sandhu and Aman Arora, along with Akali MLAs Sukhbir Badal and Bikram Majithia to the hospital.

CAMPUS NOTES

Yoga Day observed

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

Patiala: NCC cadets of Guru Nanak Foundation (GNF) School, Patiala, celebrated International Day of Yoga at GCG, Patiala, under the guidance of school principal Renu Hanspal.

Summer theatre fest begins today

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA: The North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, in collaboration with the Natak Wala, a group of theatre enthusiasts, will organise the 17th Summer Theatre Festival from June 23 to 25 at Kalidasa Auditorium, Virsa Vihar Kendra, Patiala.

Education Dept discontinues online transfer policy

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA: Even though Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has approved an online transfer policy for schoolteachers, almost a month after the approval, the Education Department has discontinued it. The department has demanded hard copies of applications from the teachers for the transfers.

PSPCL team reviews power supply at Rajindra HospitalTHE TRIBUNE IMPACT

PSPCL team reviews power supply at Rajindra Hospital

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA: After Chgandigarh Tribune raised the issue of power outages at the Rajindra Hospital, a team of senior PSPCL officials visited the hospital to take a stock of the issues related to the power supply.

Farmers oppose auction of land

Farmers oppose auction of land

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA: Opposing the court orders for auctioning the land of one of the farmers at Barsat village, a large number of farmers under the banner of the Bharatiya Kissan Union (Dakaunda) held a protest at the village, which is 15 km from here in Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s home district.

Vijender vs Zulpikar bout is on

Vijender vs Zulpikar bout is on

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

NEW DELHI: The World Boxing Organisation has sanctioned WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title between Vijender Singh and Chinese Zulpikar Maimaitiali in first week of August in Mumbai.

Kavita set to become 1st Indian woman to appear in WWE

Kavita set to become 1st Indian woman to appear in WWE

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former South Asian Games gold medallist and Haryana powerlifter Kavita Devi is set become the first Indian woman to compete in the WWE.

It’s Olympic Day today

It’s Olympic Day today

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

June 23 is celebrated as Olympic Day, a day to get active and encourage others to take part in activities, which promote Olympic values.

Asav, Sarabjot in race for title

Asav, Sarabjot in race for title

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Asav Kumar overcame a resilient Abhay Mohan to sail into the boys’ final in the ongoing Roots AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur today.

City boys survive scare, enter semis

City boys survive scare, enter semis

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: City boys edged out The Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd 4-3 in a charged quarterfinal encounter to book a berth in the last-four stage of the 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) ‘A’ Division at Lucknow today.

High-mast lights being installed

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The installation of three high-mast lights in Sector 52 started on Thursday. Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal said Rs 14 lakh was being spent on the lights.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

Accused PU Senator still on the run

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Accused of sexual harassment by a Moga college principal, Panjab University Senator Harjodh Singh is still on the run. The complainant had recently approached the police and asked for addition of other sections against the accused, including that of kidnapping.

Advisory boards to come up in all PU depts

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: From the coming session, each department of Panjab University will involve its alumni with other experts to improve their department.

Child artistes at their creative best

Child artistes at their creative best

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 55 students aged between five and 15 years participated in a month-long summer theatre workshop organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra at the Koser''s indoor auditorium, Mohali.

8,865 apply for engineering courses

8,865 apply for engineering courses

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The last date for online registration for admission to city’s engineering colleges has been extended till June 30. Initially, it was decided that the last date for the same would be today.

PU game for UGC’s online courses

PU game for UGC’s online courses

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University in its academic council meeting yesterday stressed on the need to encourage the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) initiative of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

Panchayati Raj panel visits city

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: An expert committee constituted by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, to chalk out the future road map for the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in union territories visited the city today.

Yoga Day: Breach of protocol puts off Nadda

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Officials of the Chandigarh Administration had to face the wrath of Union Health Minister JP Nadda for not following the protocol during his visit to the city on the International Day of Yoga.

Faces of women empowerment lose identity

Faces of women empowerment lose identity

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A couple of years ago, they were in the limelight. Chosen by the UT Administration as a role model for other women, little did they now they would end up losing their job and roof.

On MC assurance, residents end protestJAYPEE PLANT ROW

On MC assurance, residents end protest

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Following the Municipal Corporation’s assurance to protesters, the latter let garbage lifting vehicles dispose of waste at the dumping ground in Dadu Majra.

Excise Dept cracks whip on 16 liquor contractors

Excise Dept cracks whip on 16 liquor contractors

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Excise and Taxation has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 lakh each on 16 liquor contractors. Sources said Rakesh Kumar Popli, Additional Commissioner, Excise and the Taxation Department, has penalised those contractors who were found selling liquor below the price fixed by the Administration.

e-rickshaw: UT Admn to notify policy soon

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Department of Transport is all set to notify the e-rickshaw policy this month. Sources said the Secretary, Transport, today held a meeting with stakeholders over the objections received in this regard.

Bansal flays Centre for inadequate grant to PU

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has flayed the Union Government for the “grossly inadequate” grant to Panjab University for 2017-2018.

Unplanned development chokes Kharar

Unplanned development chokes Kharar

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

KHARAR: Unplanned development and growth of colonies have resulted in waterlogging at various places in Kharar. During the rainy season, water accumulates at various places and creates problems for local residents.

MC exposed on monsoon plans

MC exposed on monsoon plans

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Zirakpur residents may have to put up with water woes this monsoon too. Reason: The authorities concerned, as per residents, have failed to take steps for cleaning of drains.

Residents dump claims of authoritiesAS THE MONSOON IS DRAWING NEAR, MOHALI, ZIRAKPUR AND KHARAR BRACE FOR WATERLOGGING IN THE ABSENCE OF EFFECTIVE MEASURES TO TACKLE IT

Residents dump claims of authorities

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: Although officials of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation claim that most of the road gullies in the town have been cleaned before the onset of the monsoon, residents complain that the work has not been done properly, leading to waterlogging in many parts of the town.

DNA test comes to NRI’s rescue

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: On the complaint of an NRI, the Panchkula police have lodged an FIR against three sisters of Mohali for cheating and demanding money.

Khaki uniform of hospital security guards to stay

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has put an end to the controversy over “khakhi”-colour uniform of its security men, with some minor changes.

PGI’s ‘boorish’ security staff to get lessons in etiquette

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Don’t be surprised if the same ill-mannered security guard of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research greets you with a smile.

Over 150 attend workshopBRIEFLY

Over 150 attend workshop

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

Mohali: Over 150 participants from several states across the country attended a two-day workshop on ''Futuristic Trends of Nano-Electronics, MEMS and NEMS'', started at C-DAC, Mohali, here.

PANCHKULA MC HOUSE MEETING

Mayor submits minutes to MC Commissioner’s office

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: A day after the MC House meeting convened by Panchkula Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia in the absence of MC officials, minutes of the meetings, along with the proceedings book, were submitted to the office of the Municipal Corporation Commissioner.

Capitol Complex restoration plan gets go-ahead

Capitol Complex restoration plan gets go-ahead

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee has approved the plan to restore buildings of Capitol Complex comprising Punjab and Haryana secretariats and the High Court.

Con man Toor’s police remand extended

Con man Toor’s police remand extended

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

DERA BASSI: A local court today further extended the police remand of con man Parminder Singh Toor, co-accused in the fraud and cheating case, by one day.

A first for Mohali: Organic agri market takes off today

A first for Mohali: Organic agri market takes off today

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: Aimed at promoting organic food items, the Mohali unit of the Punjab Agriculture Department is all set to launch an organic agriculture market, a first for the town, from tomorrow.

Yamunanagar man dies of swine flu

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 49-year-old Yamunanagar resident died of swine flu at a private hospital in the tricity last night. Ishwar Chand had high fever for the past few days and was brought to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, on June 16.

Bizman robbed of Rs 68,000 at knife-point

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two unidentified miscreants today looted Rs 68,000 and an iPhone from a businessman at knife-point at the Kali Bari light point near Sector 47.

ED raids forex firm, seizes currencies

ED raids forex firm, seizes currencies

23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sleuths of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today raided the office of Chhabra Forex Pvt Ltd, money exchangers, in Sector 22 and the proprietor’s house in Sector 8, Panchkula.

Camp at Verka milk plants

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: The International Day of Yoga was organised at different places in the tricity. Verka conducted a one-day yoga camp at all Verka milk plants.

BA (Hons) social sciences cut-off soars

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: The cut-off for admission to BA (Hons) Social Sciences at Punjabi University, Patiala, has gone up as its first cut-off for the general category went up to 88.2 per cent for session 2017-18. The topper student in the merit list for the admission had 97.8 per cent marks.

Polio drive for children of migrant workers from July 2

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:The Health Department will organise a special pulse polio campaign for children of migrant workers from July 2 to 4.

Power woes for patients, residents

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:Unscheduled power cuts for the past two weeks are troubling patients and the staff at the Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala.

Debt waiver won’t resolve farmers’ issues: MP

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi termed the Punjab Budget hopeless, contending that it was no different from those presented by the previous SAD-BJP government and lacked plan to bring the state out of the financial mess.

Child swapping? DC orders DNA test

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:After allegations of child swapping surfaced at the Government Rajindra Hospital, the Patiala Deputy Commissioner has ordered to conduct the DNA test of the child in question.

Bankers perform yoga asanas

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:The State Bank of India Officers’ Association today organised a yoga camp to commemorate the International Day of Yoga.

SCHOOL NOTES

Yoga Day observed

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

Patiala: To imbibe the purity of soul and assimilate the qualities of head and heart, BIPS celebrated International Day of Yoga.

No longer a sport, yoga may not find a place in gradation policy

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Despite last year’s announcement to include yoga under the sports gradation policy, no decision has been taken so far on the issue.

Wasn't 100 per cent prepared for Asian Wresting C'ship: Sakshi

Wasn't 100 per cent prepared for Asian Wresting C'ship: Sakshi

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

MUMBAI:Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik said she wasn't 100 per cent prepared for the Asian Wrestling Championship, her first international event after the quadrennial games.

Maimaitiali challenges Vijender for Asia's biggest showdown

Maimaitiali challenges Vijender for Asia's biggest showdown

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

NEW DELHI:Just three months after backing out of the fight, Oriental Super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali has once again challenged WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight champion and Indian boxing star Vijender Singh for the biggest showdown in Asia in August.

Mohali take home three points, Chandigarh draw with Amritsar

Mohali take home three points, Chandigarh draw with Amritsar

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI:Mohali gained three points on the basis of first innings lead after their second round match against Muktsar ended in a draw in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium here today.

Shuttle service can solve traffic mess on PGI campus

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

When I studied and later worked as a faculty member at the PGI in Chandigarh in the 1980s and ’90s, the movement of traffic inside the campus was hassle-free and well regulated.

In remembrance of cricket’s Dronacharya

In remembrance of cricket’s Dronacharya

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

For cricket aficionados, Sunday was a moment of self-flagellation with India losing tamely to arch-rival Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy.

Sing, string a song

Sing, string a song

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

Without music, life would be a mistake, said the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and city music lovers could not agree more.

Another member of hackers’ gang held

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:A fourth member of the gang that used to hack credit and debit cards and transfer the money to the account of their associates in the form of Bitcoins and dollars has been arrested by the cyber crime investigation cell of the UT police.

Traders hail end of truck unions

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The C&F Association, Zirakpur, has hailed Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amaridner Singh’s announcement to abolish truck unions.

MURDER OF RICKSHAW-PULLERS

Probe under scanner

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The murder of a rickshaw- puller in Sector 21 on Tuesday with glaring similarities to the murder of another rickshaw-puller that took place last month in Sector 17, has raised questions over the investigations of Chandigarh police that had recently arrested a man for the Sector 17 incident on the basis of his confession.

Mohali DC seeks record of Masol land

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI:After nearly four lakh persons claimed the ownership of around 400 acres at Masol village, Mohali Deputy Commissioner (DC) Gurpreet kaur Sapra asked the Kharar SDM to procure all revenue records related to the land in question within next week.

Ahluwalia threatening me: MC Commissioner to Chief Secy

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA:Panchkula Municipal Commissioner Dr Shaleen has accused Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia of threatening him, citing her “influence” with the Chief Justice of India (CJI).

Mayor holds MC House meet sans BJP councillors, officials

Mayor holds MC House meet sans BJP councillors, officials

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA:Panchkula Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia, Councillors, held the MC House meeting today in the absence of Municipal Commissioner Dr Shaleen and other officials.

Jaswal inspects city areas

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:City Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal on Wednesday visited Sectors 45 and 21-A to take a stock of the cleanliness of in residential areas, green belts and streets.

Drowned boy buried

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA:Eight-year-old Sameer Ahmed, who had drowned in an overflowing nullah at Indira Colony on June 19, was buried on Wednesday.

Demonstration session at PGI

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PGI organised a one-hour yoga demonstration session to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on Wednesday. The session was held from 7 am to 8 am at Zakir Hall at the PGI.

Mohali too joins the fitness wave

Mohali too joins the fitness wave

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI:Around 500 persons, mainly school students and senior officials of the Mohali Administration, practised yoga in a one-hour district-level yoga session to mark International Day of Yoga at the Sports Complex, Sector 78, here, today.

P’kula residents twist & bend

P’kula residents twist & bend

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA:Over 3,000 people participated in the International Day of Yoga function held at Parade Ground, Sector 5, here, today.

Over 700 stretch it out at PU

Over 700 stretch it out at PU

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Over 700 people took part in the third International Day of Yoga celebrations held at Panjab University here today.

Summer theatre fest concludes

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The three-day TFT Summer Theatre Festival organised by Theatre for Theatre Group, Haryana Cultural Affairs and Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi, concluded with the staging of Hindi play 'Sandhya Chhaya' at Tagore Theatre here today.

Morning ragas lend high note to Music Day

Morning ragas lend high note to Music Day

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Morning ragas emanating from Swar Raginee recital by classical music exponent Subhash Ghosh started World Music Day organised by Chandigarh Tourism at Sukhna Lake this morning.

Lord Jagannath’s juggernaut ready to roll for rath yatra

Lord Jagannath’s juggernaut ready to roll for rath yatra

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Struck by the grandeur of the Jagannath Rath Yatra at Puri in Odisha, the British coined the word ‘juggernaut’.

Now, London’s nautical institute in city

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Nautical Institute, India-North West branch, was inaugurated today in Chandigarh by Deputy Director General of Shipping Cdr Sanjay Anchalwar.

CSIO to assist Ethiopia in metal technology

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:An eight-member delegation of industrialists and academicians from Ethiopia visited Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here today.

PU annual report for 2015-16 released after 2 yrs

PU annual report for 2015-16 released after 2 yrs

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

Panjab University has sprung a surprise by releasing the annual report for 2015-16 today.

In a first, PU to start governance courses from this session

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Keeping its promise to Kiran Bedi, Panjab University is set to start the first of its kind courses on governing from the upcoming session.

Enhanced grants come with riders, PU in a fix

Enhanced grants come with riders, PU in a fix

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:It was a great day for Panjab University as both the HRD Ministry and Punjab enhanced their respective grant.

GMCH gets 2 more super specialty depts

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a major push for expansion of specialised services, VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, has approved two super specialty departments at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

4 held for robbing law student

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have arrested four youths for thrashing a law student of Panjab University (PU) and snatching his valuables at gunpoint near a fuel station on Madhya Marg in Sector 27.

Shatabdi reaches late by 3.30 hours

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The evening Shatabdi train from Delhi to Chandigarh had remained halted at Sonepat for about three hours as an animal hit the engine of an electric multiple unit (EMU) train, which was about 3 km ahead of the Shatabdi on the same track.

Firm shuts waste processing amid protest

Firm shuts waste processing amid protest

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amid protests by the local residents, who were pressing for processing of complete waste, the city’s only garbage-processing plant at Dadu Majra was today shut down by Jaypee for “repairs.

8 inspectors transferred in city

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Eight inspectors of the Police Department, including Crime Branch in-charge, SHO of Sector 17, Operations Cell in-charge, were transferred today.

Tricity breathes in unison for healthYOGA DAY

Tricity breathes in unison for health

22 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:While VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, performed yoga along with Union Minister for Health JP Nadda and Chandigarh BJP president Sanjay Tandon, MP Kirron Kher and top officers of the administration watched them sitting on the dais.

DCP suspended in CM camp office raid case

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

AMRITSAR:Following the orders of the government, Amanjit Singh Bajwa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) was suspended for his involvement in the CM camp office raid case today.

P’kula Mayor-Commissioner tussle takes an ugly turn

P’kula Mayor-Commissioner tussle takes an ugly turn

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

PANCHKULA:The tussle between Panchkula Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia and MC Commissioner Shaleen Kumar has intensified.

Panchkula MC row: Mayor hits back, asks MC Commissioner to introspect

Panchkula MC row: Mayor hits back, asks MC Commissioner to introspect

21 Jun 2017 | 12:13 PM

CHANDIGARH: Hitting back at Panchkula Municipal Corporation Commissioner Dr Shaleen, who had accused her of intimidating him by citing her influence with the Chief Justice of India, Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia has asked the Commissioner to introspect and not to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor.

Mayor threatening me, alleges Panchkula MC Commissioner

Mayor threatening me, alleges Panchkula MC Commissioner

21 Jun 2017 | 10:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a startling accusation, Panchkula Municipal Corporation Commissioner Dr Shaleen has accused Panchkula Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia of threatening him, citing her influence with the Chief Justice of India (CJI).

Con man Toor sent to  two-day police remand

Con man Toor sent to two-day police remand

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

DERA BASSI:Con man Parminder Singh Toor, who had been booked in case of impersonating for allegedly duping dozen of people on the pretext of providing them job and extorting money for the same, was brought on a production warrant by the police here today.

Double delight for Panjab varsity

Double delight for Panjab varsity

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The fiscal crisis of Panjab University seems set to end with the Centre and Punjab both increasing their grant.

Purchase of transformers under scanner

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:The recent purchase of transformers has raised eyebrows as many of these have developed snags in various parts of the state.

College principal foregoes power subsidy

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:The appeal of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to all well-off farmers in the state to give up their power subsidy willingly has started pouring in.

Dharamsot terms Budget pro-farmer

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

Forests and Wildlife Preservation and SC/BC Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has termed the Budget as pro-farmer and development-oriented.

PUNJAB BUDGET 2017-18

Patiala to get Smart City tag: Govt

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:In the Budget tabled by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the native city of CM Capt Amarinder Singh has got its due.

Babita wants to start academy for wrestlers

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

HYDERABAD:Top woman wrestler Babita Kumari Phogat today said she would like to set up an academy to train young wrestlers.

Shaolin FC beat Strikers FC

Shaolin FC beat Strikers FC

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shaolin FC defeated Strikers FC 3-2 to win the final of the boys’ U-11 category on the concluding day of the 6th Chandigarh Football League, organised by Baichung Bhutia Football Schools here.

Players get provisional gradation certificates at the eleventh hour

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:After failing to get signatures of the Secretary (Sports), for issuing the gradation certificates, the UT Sports Department distributed provisional certificates to its players at the eleventh hour.

Patiala go down tamely against Mumbai 3-0

Patiala go down tamely against Mumbai 3-0

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mumbai Hockey Association Limited beat Hockey Patiala 3-0 to take their place in the next round of the Hockey India 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men’s Division A) in Lucknow today.

Talvinder’s ton helps Chandigarh gain commanding position

Talvinder’s ton helps Chandigarh gain commanding position

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A fine century by Talvinder Singh (112) helped Chandigarh post 315 runs against Amritsar on the first day of their two-day match in the Punjab Inter-District U-23 Cricket Championship at Gandhi Grounds in Amritsar today.

Undertrial’s escape: Deepak was in touch with gangsters on mobile

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

PANCHKULA:While the police is yet to crack the case in which under trial Deepak Kumar escaped from a Panchkula hospital, it has now come to fore that Deepak was in touch with gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Sampat Nehra through mobile phone.

Organic farming to be encouraged in Mohali: DC

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI:Organic farming will be encouraged in Mohali and to educate farmers in this regard, experts of the Agriculture Department have been asked to provide the relevant technical information at the village level.

Care beyond borders: 8 kids get new lease of life

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

Recently, High Commissioner-designate of Malawi to India, George Mkondwa, along with Trade Counsellor Alfred Vilili, visited the children at Fortis Hospital.

‘Regularise services of contractual staff ’

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI:The Theka Mulazam Action Committee, Punjab, held a protest here today demanding the regularisation of the services of contractual employees.

5 more dog-bite cases reported

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI:Even as the Civil Hospital here keeps receiving cases of dog-bite victims every day, the Municipal Corporation has still not started the work of sterilising stray dogs in the town.

For Rotarians, this act is straight from the heart

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:It all started in 1998-99 when members of the local unit of Rotary Club, Chandigarh, decided to start a project to save the lives of little underprivileged children suffering from chronic heart disease and losing life due to financial crunch.

Their heart beats for Chandigarh

Their heart beats for Chandigarh

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Malan and Aarfa, parents of two-year-old Basmina, could not have asked for more.

45,000 trees axed in haste to beat NGT ban

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

JALANDHAR:The cutting of trees in various regions of the state for road-widening projects took place ruthlessly last week just ahead of June 17, the day when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on tree cutting was resumed after a two-month stay by the Supreme Court.

Money from Martyrs’ Well at Jallianwala Bagh stolen

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

AMRITSAR:In a shocking incident, unidentified miscreants struck at the Martyrs' Well of Jallianwala Bagh and stole money, offered by visitors to pay obeisance to martyrs.

PUNJAB BUDGET 2017-18

Patiala to get Smart City tag, says govt

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:In the Budget tabled by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the native city of CM Capt Amarinder Singh has got its due.

Stalled for 9 yrs, Transport Nagar project revived

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:After almost nine years, the Administration has revived the Transport Nagar project.

128 vendors challaned

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation’s enforcement wing morning issued 128 challans to vendors in the Sector 19 market today.

Truck, bus body builders want GST exemption

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Truck and bus body builders in the state today kept their workshops closed and held a protest march at Sirhind town, seeking withdrawal of 28 per cent GST imposed on truck and bus body-building business.

Overcharging costs 17 parking workers their job

Overcharging costs 17 parking workers their job

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Following complaints of overcharging, the company managing 25 parking lots has terminated the services of 17 workers, including three supervisors, on their first day.

GST: Help desk set up for traders

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

The Government of India is ready for the implementation of the GST from July 1, 2017, so is the Chandigarh Administration.

Waste-to-energy plant in Dadu Majra soon

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation will soon set up a waste-to-energy plant in Dadu Majra and a compost plant in Maloya.

Pre-monsoon showers likely this weekend

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:As rain is expected to lash the city for the third consecutive day tomorrow, these showers are due to western disturbances and moisture present in the ground.

Survey on education, health from July 1

Survey on education, health from July 1

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI:The National Sample Survey Office, a field operations division of the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, will collect data on consumer expenditure, social consumption on health and education from July 1 to June 30, 2018.

Partition — reliving the horror

Partition — reliving the horror

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The anguish, horror and pangs of Partition were relived during the classic play ‘Jiss Lahore Nahin Dekhea’ under the direction of acclaimed directors Veena Dhir and Sudesh Sharma on Day 2 of the ongoing fifth TFT summer theatre festival at Tagore Theatre today.

ROOF USAGE ROW

PU profs’ spat on Syndicate agenda

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A scuffle between two Panjab University professors over roof usage in the residential area on the campus will be taken up in the Syndicate meeting on Sunday.

Care beyond borders: 8 kids get new lease of life

Care beyond borders: 8 kids get new lease of life

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Seven children from Malawi, Africa, and one from Afghanistan have returned home after getting a new lease of life here.

Sec 21 youth held for dumping friend’s body

21 Jun 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police have arrested a youth of Sector 21 for allegedly dumping the body of his 18-year-old friend near Nada Sahib in Panchkula after the victim, son of a UT constable, died under mysterious circumstances.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
SANITATION STAFF ON STRIKE

East municipal body initiates ESMA process

27 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has initiated the process of invoking the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to end the ongoing strike by its sanitation supervisory staff.

Parking charges to go up in Connaught Place

Parking charges to go up in Connaught Place

27 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:To make Connaught place vehicle-free, efforts of the government have not borne fruit.

BOBBITISATION CASE

Woman says boyfriend had accused her of infidelity

27 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:A 23-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly chopping off the genitals of her boyfriend.

Sodomy charges against Angolese diplomat’s son

27 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:A complaint against the minor son of an Angolese diplomat for allegedly sodomising his classmate and child of a Filipino envoy has left the police in trouble, owing to the diplomatic immunity enjoyed by the accused in the case, said police.

DSGMC honours NEET topper

DSGMC honours NEET topper

27 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has decided to honour Navdeep Singh who secured the top rank in the all India entrance examination NEET for MBBS and BDS courses in medical colleges throughout India.

Aadhaar details must for e-rickshaw subsidy

27 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:All registered e-rickshaw owners are required to submit the photocopies of their Aadhaar card and registration certificate at the office of motor licensing officers (MLO) by June 30 in order to claim their pending subsidy.

Man hangs self in SDM office

27 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:Rahul Kumar Prasad, 26 years old resident of Chhatarpur Extension, who was working as data entry operator in the office of Sub Divisional Magistrate office in Kalkaji, Tuglakabad institutional area, has committed suicide in the storeroom situated on the third floor of the SDM office, said police.

Furniture manufacturers oppose GST provisions

27 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Furniture Federation conveyed its displeasure with certain proposed GST provisions.

PWD asks Kapil Mishra to vacate govt bungalow

PWD asks Kapil Mishra to vacate govt bungalow

26 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI:The Public Works Department of the Delhi government has issued a notice to former Cabinet minister Kapil Mishra, asking him to vacate his Civil Lines bungalow "at the earliest".

Two flee from police custody

26 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI:Shocking incidents of two criminals escaping from the police custody have come to light.

Drug abuse: Cops to spread awareness

26 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI:On International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking tomorrow, Delhi Police planned to organise a number of programmes in order to create awareness about the misuse of drugs and to sensitize youth in the areas prone to drug abuse, said DCP Madhur Verma.

Tiwari felicitates victims of Emergency

26 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI:BJP's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari today felicitated people who had been arrested in Delhi for protesting against the government during the 1975-77 Emergency.

Drinking and driving, playing with life: Sidharth Malhotra

Drinking and driving, playing with life: Sidharth Malhotra

26 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI:The menace of drunken driving, which kills thousands of individuals every year in Delhi, is one of the main areas of focus for Delhi Police.

Metro to be almost fully operational by March 2018

26 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Metro's Phase III, an ambitious public transport intervention, will be almost fully operational by March 2018, bringing vast areas of the national Capital into the fold of its fast expanding network.

Delhi Metro to be almost fully operational by March 2018

Delhi Metro to be almost fully operational by March 2018

25 Jun 2017 | 1:01 PM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro’s Phase-III, an ambitious public transport intervention, will be almost fully operational by March 2018, bringing vast areas of the national capital into the fold of its fast expanding network.

DU announces first cut-off list

25 Jun 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi University (DU) has announced its first cut-off list for the academic year 2017-18 for merit-based undergraduate courses, with many registering a in cut-offs across colleges.

Government school gets astro turf

25 Jun 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI: In a first in the city, a government school has got an international-level hockey astro turf which has been constructed within 12 months and at a cost Rs 3 crore less than the estimated budget.

Two held, 65 stolen mobile phones recovered

25 Jun 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI: The Sangam Vihar police yesterday arrested two persons and recovered 65 stolen mobile phones, along with instruments used to change International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the stolen phones, break phone lock and to flash Google accounts, from their possession, a police official said here today.

Two killed as car runs over pavement dwellers

Two killed as car runs over pavement dwellers

25 Jun 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI: In yet another case of negligent driving, two pavement dwellers were killed and two were injured when they were run over by a car at Kashmere Gate today. The victims are yet to be identified, said a police official.

Complete Rani Jhansi flyover project by Oct-end, LG tells officials

25 Jun 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI: Lt Governor Anil Baijal today inspected the under-construction Rani Jhansi grade separator, an ambitious flyover project in North Delhi, and directed officials to complete the project work by October.

Maken seeks AAP MLAs’ resignation

Maken seeks AAP MLAs’ resignation

25 Jun 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ajay Maken has demanded the resignation of all 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs who were illegally appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries.

OFFICE OF PROFIT CASE

EC rejects AAP plea

25 Jun 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) in its order today observed that disqualification case against Aam Admi Party’s (AAP) 20 members of the Delhi Assembly for allegedly holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretary stands despite the Delhi High Court quashing the said appointments.

One held with heroin worth Rs 20 crore

24 Jun 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:With the arrest of an accused, the Special Cell said it has busted an interstate drug syndicate.

Biker killed, wife, kids injured in truck accident

24 Jun 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:A 30-year-old man died while his wife and two children were injured after their motorcycle was hit by a truck while they were returning home.

Upset over marriage refusal, woman bobbitises boyfriend

24 Jun 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:A 23-year-old woman allegedly chopped off the genitals of her boyfriend here after he refused to marry her.

Hotelier held for selling holiday tour dreams

24 Jun 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police has arrested the fugitive director of Sunstar Club and Goodluck Hotels Private Limited from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, for cheating thousands of people on pretext of providing luxurious holiday tour packages in five star hotels.

BSF takes out awareness rally against drug abuse

BSF takes out awareness rally against drug abuse

24 Jun 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:To observe International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking falling on June 23, the Border Security Force (BSF) has organised a cycle rally at India Gate Lawn today.

Now get trade licences online in East Delhi

24 Jun 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Business owners in East Delhi can now get their trade licences issued online as the area's civic body today launched a facility for the same.

UPHAAR CINEMA TRAGEDY

AVUT urges LG to reject mercy plea of Gopal Ansal

24 Jun 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Family members of the 1997 Uphaar cinema tragedy victims today met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and requested him to recommend rejection of the plea filed by real estate baron Gopal Ansal for waiver of one-year jail term awarded to him in the case.

CM seeks meeting with LG to discuss law and order

24 Jun 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Arvind Kejriwal has sought an appointment with the Lt Governor to discuss the law and order situation in his constituency of New Delhi.

TACKLING DENGUE MENACE

Hospitals asked to raise bed capacity

24 Jun 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:The government today issued instructions to the state-run and private hospitals and nursing homes to increase their bed capacity by up to 20 per cent for the next six months to deal with the possible outbreak of dengue and chikungunya.

5,000 bottles of illicit liquor seized

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI: With the arrest of Sonu of Holambi Kalan, the Central Range of Crime Branch has busted a syndicate engaged in the supply of illicit liquor in various parts of the city and recovered 5,000 bottles.

‘Eyes and ear’ scheme helps police catch snatchers

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI: With the help of an “eyes and ears” scheme member, the police have arrested two snatchers Sartaj Ali and Sonu, said a police official.

PFWS to increase participation of women in sports

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI: The Police Families Welfare Society (PFWS) launched its iconic initiative “Neele Pankh” with a vision that women have made the country proud by their achievements in all fields. With this initiative the society ensures that women take equal part as men in sports.

Kisan Jagriti Yatra flagged off

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI: BJP in charge Shyam Jaju today flagged off Kisan Jagriti Yatra from party state office here. The yatra has been launched to create awareness among farmers about various schemes launched by the Union Government for their welfare.

German files rape case against husband

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI: A 44-year-old German woman has approached the police alleging that she was raped by her 24-year-old Punjab-based husband and father-in-law, said a police official today.

Man chops off 3-yr old daughter’s ears, claims seeing ‘ghost’

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI: A 35-year-old man allegedly chopped off the ears of his three-year-old daughter in the wee hours today as he was having hallucinations about a "ghost" taking away his daughter, a police official said.

LG okays PWD proposals; plan to decongest Najafgarh approved

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI: Lt. Governor Anil Baijal approved the PWD proposals on constructing an underground tunnel below ITPO (Pragati Maidan), signal-free corridor from Modi Mill flyover to IIT Delhi, extension of Ashram flyover, among a number of major projects.

Slums to be open-defecation free by March, says Kejriwal

23 Jun 2017 | 12:36 AM

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today reaffirmed that all slum clusters in the city will be made open defecation-free by March next year, even as his cabinet minister Satyendar Jain promised to provide pucca houses to slum dwellers by 2022.

Naidu wants to discuss sanitation with Mayors

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu today expressed his desire to meet the newly elected Mayors of all three Municipal Corporations of Delhi to have a detailed discussion on issues related to sanitation in the national Capital.

Motorcycle hit by speeding car; 1 dead

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI:A 24-year-old man was killed and his friend injured after their motorcycle was hit by a speeding car in outer Mongolpuri, a police official said today.

Two held for duping people on pretext of providing loans

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI:Police have arrested Ashwani Kumar (24), a software engineer, along with his woman friend, for duping people on the pretext of providing loans.

Man stabs wife to death in fit of rage

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI:Enraged over some domestic issues, a 43-year-old man today allegedly stabbed his wife around 25 times and killed her in their Dilshad Garden residence here, a police official said.

PWD Minister inspects Mehrauli-Badarpur Road for waterlogging

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI:PWD Minister Satyendar Jain today made a surprise inspection on the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road and found accumulation of water on the stretch following construction work of a drain in the Sangam Vihar area.

Nine-year-old boy dies after falling into pit

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI:A nine-year-old boy died after he fell into a pit in a park in Avantika, Rohini, said a police official.

DTC to purchase 1,000 standard-floor buses

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has decided to purchase 1,000 standard-floor buses which will hit the city road in the current financial year.

Delhiites perform yoga with Naidu, Baijal, Kejriwal

Delhiites perform yoga with Naidu, Baijal, Kejriwal

22 Jun 2017 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhiites gathered in large numbers at various parks and public squares across the city to mark the third International Day of Yoga, even as pre-dawn showers played a bit of a spoilsport.

Two held in rape case

21 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:With the arrest of two persons Bharat and Gujal, both residents of Indra Basti, Timarpur, the staff of Special Team, Crime Branch, has worked out a rape case of a minor.

DMRC launches cashless token re-charge facility

21 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today launched the cashless token sale and smart card recharge facility by using credit and debit cards at the token vending machines (TVMs) installed at the Metro stations of the DMRC network.

Appoint more officers to rural devp board, Kejriwal tells CS

21 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:In view of a "huge shortage" of officers in the Delhi Rural Development Board (DRDB), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today directed Chief Secretary M M Kutty to appoint sufficient number of bureaucrats in the board within two days.

240-acre greenfield city to come up at Ghitorni

21 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The Union Government is planning to develop greenfield city with smart city features over 240 acres of land at Ghitorni in the national Capital, sources said.

Hi-tech interceptors launched to check speeding vehicles

Hi-tech interceptors launched to check speeding vehicles

21 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:To check the over-speeding vehicles on the city roads the Delhi Traffic Police launched 11 hi-tech interceptor mobile vans which can track speeding vehicles through laser-based cameras not just during the day but in the night also.

Govt approves installation of CCTV cameras in buses

21 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:In a bid to boost the safety measures for women, the Delhi Government today approved a proposal to install CCTV cameras in all the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses plying in the city.

Tanker carrying fuel overturns at Moolchand underpass

21 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:A tanker carrying aviation turbine fuel (ATF) overturned near the Moolchand underpass here early morning today with around 4,000-5,000 litres of the fuel spilling onto the arterial Ring Road causing a massive traffic jam.

City sees high humidity

City sees high humidity

21 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:Temperatures settled within comfortable levels following incessant overnight rains in the national Capital even as high humidity made life difficult for Delhiites.

Yoga Day: CP restaurants, shops asked to shut early

21 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police have asked restaurants and shops in the Connaught Place area to close down early today for International Yoga Day preparations.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Cops claim solving murder case in 24 hrs

Cops claim solving murder case in 24 hrs

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

JALANDHAR: The Kapurthala police today claimed to have solved a blind murder case within 24 hours by arresting a woman along her paramour and a friend for allegedly murdering her husband on Sunday.

Krishan Kumar set to be back as Secy, Education

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

JALANDHAR: Six years after he fell prey to Akali “politics” and said goodbye to the Education Department, the Congress government in the state has brought back IAS officer Krishan Kumar as Secretary, Education.

When natural farming becomes a mission

When natural farming becomes a mission

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

JALANDHAR:Even when jobs in IT companies in Indonesia and then in Bangalore could not give satisfaction to this software engineer, Rahul Sharma (48), decided to turn his way towards nature.

BSF holds rally against drugs

BSF holds rally against drugs

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

JALANDHAR: The Border Security Force (BSF) today observed International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Career counselling module: Jobs, trade for over 2,000

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

JALANDHAR: While in the block Nakodar alone, many students have made it to positions as medical officers, dental surgeons, teachers, lecturers, income tax officers, police employees and employees in the armed forces, many student pass-outs from the education department are also pursuing higher education at various institutes.

Eid celebrated with fervour

Eid celebrated with fervour

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting in the holy month of Ramzan, was celebrated across the district with fervour on Monday.

MP seeks magisterial probe into Phillaur diarrhoea outbreak

MP seeks magisterial probe into Phillaur diarrhoea outbreak

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

PHILLAUR: Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary of the Congress today visited the Civil Hospital at Phillaur and met diarrhoea patients admitted there.

BJP promoting jingoistic nationalism: CPI (ML)

BJP promoting jingoistic nationalism: CPI (ML)

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

JALANDHAR: The CPI (ML) New Democracy held a protest march against the BJP-led Central government today.

SBSNS to hold state-level meet from Sept 16 to 18

SBSNS to hold state-level meet from Sept 16 to 18

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujawan Sabha (SBSNS) held a meeting here today.

ASSAULT CASE

Mother-son duo booked for fraud

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

PHAWARA: On the basis of a complaint lodged by a resident of Green Park, Balbir Kaur, a case under section 420 and 406 of the IPC has been registered against Avtar Singh and his mother Pushpinder Kaur on the charge of fraudulent practices on the pretext of selling a kothi local Vishavkarma Nagar.

Chetna Camp concludes at Yadgar Hall

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

JALANDHAR: On the concluding day of the Sikhyarthi Chetna Camp organised at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, books and films were distributed among the students.

District to get first boxing ring, players elated

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

JALANDHAR:Boxing players in the district have a reason to cheer, as they will soon be playing in a proper boxing ring.

COLLEGE NOTES

ECA newsline inaugurated

27 Jun 2017 | 2:45 AM

Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV), Jalandhar, has published a newsline, “The Youth Pulse”, through the department of ECA.

Cancer cases on decline in Doaba region, says research

26 Jun 2017 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Under the Chief Minister’s Cancer Relief Fund scheme, a comprehensive available data of under-treatment cancer patients has revealed that the Doaba region has comparatively less cancer cases this year.

Aided school teachers await pay

26 Jun 2017 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The secondary staff and teachers of aided schools have not received their salaries from February.

3 held with illicit liquor

26 Jun 2017 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Rural Police today arrested three persons, including two siblings, for allegedly smuggling illicit liquor.

Labourer dies as tar-filled truck falls on him

Labourer dies as tar-filled truck falls on him

26 Jun 2017 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: A labourer working on a road project was killed on the spot here today when a tipper filled with coal tar fell on him.

Now, Swachhta fortnight at schools in September

26 Jun 2017 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: In a fresh push to the Swach Bharat campaign, the Education Department has called for the celebration of Swachhta Pakhwada across government and private schools from September 1 to 15.

Protest held against genetically modified mustard crop

Protest held against genetically modified mustard crop

26 Jun 2017 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: City residents this morning witnessed a different kind of an awareness rally against the genetically modified (GM) sarson, where activists of various NGOs, along with the Kheti Virasat Mission, told people about “ill-effects” of GM crops and also made them sign postal cards that will be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Only 266 take admission test

26 Jun 2017 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: It seems meritorious schools are losing their charm among students as surprisingly only 266 students appeared in the entrance exam for the meritorious school in Jalandhar against 500 seats.

SNIPPETS

7th round ends at chess c’ship

26 Jun 2017 | 2:41 AM

Jalandhar: The seventh round concluded at the nine-day National Chess Tournament which is being held in the city from June 21 to June.

SNIPPETS

Paramjit new Phagwara SP

25 Jun 2017 | 1:10 AM

Phagwara: PPS Paramjit Singh Bhandal has been appointed new Superintendent of Police in place of Harwinder Singh Sandhu who has been transferred to Gurdaspur.

COLLEGE NOTES

High scores

25 Jun 2017 | 1:10 AM

Puniti of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya secured the fifth position in examination of bachelor of design (semester VIII) in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Fifth round concludes at chess c’ship

25 Jun 2017 | 1:10 AM

JALANDHAR: A nine-day National U-13 Chess Tournament is being held at Cambridge International School for Girls (Urban Estate-II), from June 21 to June 29.

Power minister promises 8-hour supply to farmers in paddy season

Power minister promises 8-hour supply to farmers in paddy season

25 Jun 2017 | 1:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Terming the tossing of the turban of an AAP MLA in Punjab Assembly as unfortunate, State Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh today said it is possible that the turban might have got tossed around in the tussle with the marshals at the assembly.

Allottees to approach consumer forumBIBI BHANI LIG FLATS COMPLEX

Allottees to approach consumer forum

25 Jun 2017 | 1:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Many allottees of the LIG flats of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) decry that even after making several requests to JIT officials, they have neither yet received the possession of their flats nor got any refund.

Mayor receives award on behalf of state

25 Jun 2017 | 1:10 AM

JALANDHAR: As the state government didn’t send a representative from Punjab for the AMRUT and Smart City workshop, it was left to the city Mayor to receive the award on behalf of the state when Punjab was declared to be on the ninth position among the states working on the AMRUT project.

Road not clear for project’s successSWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN

Road not clear for project’s success

25 Jun 2017 | 1:10 AM

JALANDHAR: The much-hyped nationwide Swachh Bharat project has hit a major roadblock in Jalandhar with the absence of a dedicated garbage collection service by the civic body.

National U-13 Chess C’ship enters third day

24 Jun 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: The 31st National U-13 Chess Tournament that is being held in Cambridge International School for Girls entered its third day today.

BJPwomen workers allege defamation

24 Jun 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Mahila Morcha of the BJP today submitted a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner against a person for allegedly defaming the party’s activists.

Need to promote girl education: SDM

24 Jun 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: With an aim to encourage common people for focussing on girls’ education, Shahkot Sub-Divisional Magistrate Navneet Kaur Bal has launched a special campaign to disseminate the message of ‘Beti Padao Beti Bachao’ to each household in Shahkot sub-division.

Phagwara admn mulls fixed place for staging protests

24 Jun 2017 | 2:01 AM

PHAGWARA: Keeping in view the tension that arises due to the staging of protests and dharnas by political and social organisations from time to time, it has been decided to call a meeting of the civil and police administration with prominent citizens to decide upon a place for staging protests and dharnas.

Councillors back increased women representation in MC

24 Jun 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: With the Municipal Corporation elections expected to be held in August, everyone is waiting for the announcement of candidates for the polls.

Age can’t confine ambition: Vickey Deol

Age can’t confine ambition: Vickey Deol

24 Jun 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: Harpreet Singh, alias Vickey Deol, a resident of Sultanpur Lodhi, is an inspiration for many budding sportspersons.

AAP activists hold protest

24 Jun 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of the Aam Aadmi Party today held a dharna against the state government for the manhandling of MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha.

Dog-bite cases surpass road mishap tally

Dog-bite cases surpass road mishap tally

24 Jun 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: In a clear indication towards the rising stray dog menace in the city, the local Civil Hospital has been treating on an average 25 to 30 cases of dog bite daily and over 1,000 dog bite victims have been treated in the past few months.

NEET: Rachit tops dist, bags AIR 57

NEET: Rachit tops dist, bags AIR 57

24 Jun 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: City boy Rachit Saggar has topped NEET in the district and secured all-India rank (AIR) 57 in the exam.

SNIPPETS

Staff on strike

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

Phagwara: Members of the DC Offices Employees Union would remain absent from their offices on June 23.

COLLEGE NOTES

Yoga Sessions

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

National Institute of Technology: The National Institute of Technology celebrated the third International Yoga Day by organising yoga, pranayama and meditation sessions from 6-7 am on Wednesday.

Banks asked to help govt in welfare shemes

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar Assistant Commissioner Dr Ankur Mahendru today asked the banking institutions to play a proactive role for ensuring the welfare of weaker and underprivileged sections of the society.

National U-13 chess tournament begins

National U-13 chess tournament begins

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The National Under-13 Chess Tournament for girls and boys started in Cambridge International School for Girl, Urban Estate-II, yesterday.

10,000 SSA-RMSA teachers without salaries for 7 months

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite a series of protests and meetings, above 10,000 RMSA/SSA teachers in the state are without salaries for the last seven months and are waiting for the education department to release their hard earned money.

Residents slam JIT for inactionSURYA ENCLAVE EXTENSION WOES

Residents slam JIT for inaction

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Improvement Trust, which has been facing turmoil over the issue of Bibi Bhani Complex LIG flats, has been lending a deaf ear to pleas of Surya Enclave Extension residents.

Ten challans issued during anti-larvae drive

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 10 people were challaned by the Health Department and Municipal Corporation in Jalandhar today during drives held in the city for the eradication of dengue and malaria.

Gang of cattle thieves busted

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Rural Police claimed to have busted a professional gang of cattle thieves and recovered 12 buffaloes that were later handed over to their real owners.

Admn to regulate immigration sector

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Gearing up to save people from the clutches of unauthorised travel agents, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today asked the authorities concerned to upload the name of 240 registered travel agents on the official website of the district administration.

Transfer policy flayed

23 Jun 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Days after the Education Department discreetly transferred many of the teachers in the Education Department, a letter seeking transfer applications from employees was released yesterday to seek transfer preferences from teachers.

Raids on eateries, firmsSNIPPETS

Raids on eateries, firms

22 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

Phagwara: The police have booked a travel agent, Bahadur Singh, of Patara village under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC on the charge of duping a Phagwara resident, Balwinder Kumar, of Rs 1.

Patiala, Jalandhar share one point each

Patiala, Jalandhar share one point each

22 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR:The second and final day of the match between Patiala and Jalandhar was washed out following heavy rain.

Panthic bodies observe Gatka Diwas in city

Panthic bodies observe Gatka Diwas in city

22 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: While the third International Yoga Day was celebrated worldwide, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and many other panthic organisations instead observed June 21 as Gatka Diwas, which was celebrated with fervour near the Guru Nanak Mission Chowk.

Day of asanas, meditation, well-being

Day of asanas, meditation, well-being

22 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: International Yoga Day was celebrated with enthusiasm in the city where various events were held by different organisations.

479 held under NDPS Act since March: SSP

22 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Rural Police claimed to have confiscated drugs worth Rs 15 crore in the last three months in its drive against drug smugglers.

Staff allege power cut at Sewa Kendra

Staff allege power cut at Sewa Kendra

22 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The power supply of Sewa Kendra at the District Administrative Complex was allegedly cut this afternoon.

No uniformity with rules

22 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: While the outgoing SAD-BJP government provided summer and winter uniforms for the roadways driving staff, thanks to a 25-year-lull in sporting uniforms, none of the drivers in the state is willing to dispense with the age-old habit of going about their duties in civvies.

Youth scuffle: Two injured as shots fired outside mall

22 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Two persons were injured after a tussle broke out between two youths at a restaurant inside Chunmun City Mall near Jawahar Nagar.

Sampla defends Som Parkash

Sampla defends Som Parkash

22 Jun 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Union Minister of State and Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla, who is known to have had a deep-rooted rivalry with Phagwara MLA Som Parkash, today defended him against allegations levelled on him of having been involved in a nexus with dismissed CIA Inspector Inderjit Singh.

Great expectationsPUNJAB BUDGET 2017-18

Great expectations

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s Rs 1.18 lakh crore budget for 2017-18 which was presented today, has evoked a mix reaction with several sections of the society finding the budget an initiative towards betterment.

45,000 trees axed in haste to beat green tribunal ban

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR:The cutting of trees in various regions of the state for road-widening projects took place ruthlessly last week just ahead of June 17, the day when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on tree cutting was resumed after a two-month stay by the Supreme Court.

Pension amount meagre, say acid attack victims

Pension amount meagre, say acid attack victims

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: An announcement of the state government to offer a monthly pension of Rs 8,000 to acid attack victims has not brought any smile on their faces.

Yuvaa group’s workshop ends

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: The Yuvaa theatre group of the city successfully completed its third annual workshop, “The acting heart”, at KL Saigal Memorial Hall.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA

Schools oblivious of info on events

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: With the state government issuing instructions to all schools to observe the 3rd International Yoga Day at their respective schools on the morning of June 21, a majority of the schools have been caught off guard with many of the students away for holidays and teachers without an idea on how to get them to schools.

Meet on dengue prevention

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: Civil Surgeon Harpreet Singh Kahlon held a meeting on dengue with various departments in Kapurthala today.

Wholesale dealers to observe summer vacation

Wholesale dealers to observe summer vacation

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: All wholesale markets in the city to remain close in the coming days as the market association in contact with dealers collectively scheduled the days to observe the summer vacation.

2 die as truck overturns on highway

2 die as truck overturns on highway

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: In yet another accident in the district involving truck, two migrant labourers died while six sustained injuries after a truck laden with gravel overturned.

2014 MINOR RAPE CASE

Accused’s DNA test to be conducted

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: After a span of over three years, it is now that the Jalandhar police have woken up to the cause of helping a poor rape victim child and is now mulling to go ahead with a DNA test of the accused in the case.

Eternal rhythms, transient heritageINT’L MUSIC DAY

Eternal rhythms, transient heritage

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: In the narrow lanes of Kot Kishan Chand, a banjo-manufacturing ‘Gyan Singh and Company’ exists.

Educationists say allocation in budget a pittance

21 Jun 2017 | 2:24 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as the state government is busy patting its back for a government budget aimed to ‘provide a huge boost to the education sector’, sceptics and critics in the Education Department have been left wondering what the ado is all about.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
Gang of chain snatchers busted, five arrested

Gang of chain snatchers busted, five arrested

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: While the government is making efforts to rid the state of drugs, those already hooked on drugs have formed gangs to arrange money for their daily dose by robbing people.

Smart road planned, directors unaware

Smart road planned, directors unaware

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: Directors of the Ludhiana Smart City Project have expressed shock over the way it is moving, without their consultation.

Shatabdis set for a makeover

Shatabdis set for a makeover

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

NEW DELHI: Soon, train travel from New Delhi to Chandigarh and Amritsar will be a much more pleasant experience as the Railways is gearing up to enhance on-board services such as trolleys carrying catering stuff, polite uniformed staff and entertainment avenues in 30 selected Shatabdis and Rajdhanis.

Devotees end fast, celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with fervour

Devotees end fast, celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with fervour

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: After 30 days of rozas (fasting), it was the occasion for the devout of the region to feast on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr today.

Trade union wishes Eid mubarak to workers

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

SAHNEWAL: The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Punjab unit president, Jasminder Sandhu, conveyed his best wishes to Muslim labourers working in various factories in and around the industrial city of Ludhiana today.

Education apps keep pupils busy in learning

Education apps keep pupils busy in learning

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: While the summer vacations are on, and residents are not willing to go outdoors in sultry weather, children are learning new skills and lessons indoors these days.

Krishan Kumar set to be back as Secretary, Education

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

JALANDHAR: Six years after he fell prey to Akali “politics” and said goodbye to the Education Department, the Congress government in the state has brought IAS officer Krishan Kumar as Secretary, Education.

Lecture on biotech interventions delivered

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Kailash Chander Bansal, former Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, has urged the students and the scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to use hidden potential of plant genetic resources.

Demand to observe June 26 as dry day

Demand to observe June 26 as dry day

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

AHMEDGARH/RAIKOT: Appreciating the administration’s move to observe June 26 as International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, residents of the region have demanded that the day should be declared as the dry day in the state.

GST-compliant software launched for bizmen

GST-compliant software launched for bizmen

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: In wake of the forthcoming launch of goods and services tax (GST) in India on July 1, business software provider Tally Solutions announced “Tally.

Irked residents block highwayPROTEST AGAINST CHOKED SEWERAGE

Irked residents block highway

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

JAGRAON: Perturbed over the accumulation of dirty water due to choked sewerage in the area, residents of Gandhi Mohalla in the town staged a protest on highway today.

Urban, suburban localities are govt’s priority: Ministers

Urban, suburban localities are govt’s priority: Ministers

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Development of urban and suburban localities is on the anvil of the Punjab Government.

30 take part in cleanliness march in Shimla, Solan

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

KHAMANO: As many as 30 members of Sai Charitable Society from the town took part in a cleanliness campaign at Solan and Shimla.

Sorry state of affairs as diarrhoea cases continue to pour in

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: Even as diarrhoea cases are pouring in, the Health Department has shaken off its slumber to reel off statistics – a total of 851 houses were visited, 500 chlorine tablets, 85 ORS packets and 441 pamphlets were distributed and 43 group meetings were held.

Changing lives of the underprivileged

Changing lives of the underprivileged

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: Small efforts can make a big difference.

Dirty pond to generate revenue for residents of Ayali village soon

Dirty pond to generate revenue for residents of Ayali village soon

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: A pond emanating foul smell will soon be cleaned at Ayali village.

FIR sought against financiers exploiting people

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: Financiers exploiting people must be brought to book, said CPI members adding that they have complained to the police officials, including the Police Commissioner, in this regard.

Hockey trials at Jarkhar village on July 5, 6

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

LUDHIANA: The trials to select talented hockey players (boys U-18) will be held at Jarkhar village on July 5 and 6, 20 km from here.

BRIFFLY

Bhattiyan resident booked under NDPS Act

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

Ludhiana: A resident of Bhattiyan village was booked under Section 379 of the IPC and 21 of the Mines Act.

SNIPPETS

Student hangs himself

27 Jun 2017 | 1:20 AM

Ludhiana: An 18-year-old boy hanged himself from a tree near the Zone D office of the Municipal Corporation at Sarabha Nagar here on Monday.

BRIEFLY

Meeting discusses Ward No. 39 ills

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

Ludhiana: A meeting to discuss the problems of Ward Number 39 of the Ludhiana Central constituency was held here on Sunday. MLA Surinder Dawar, along with other leaders, attended the meeting.

Who is concerned?REPORTER’S DIARY

Who is concerned?

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

A squall had hit the city, around a fortnight ago, due to which the electricity was snapped for almost 6-8 hours in many areas as trees had fallen on roads, breaking the electricity wires.

Outstanding SBI staff felicitated

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

AHMEDGARH: Achievers and outstanding performers of various branches of State Bank of India in the region were felicitated by senior functionaries including Chandigarh Circle’s Chief General Manager Anil Kishora during a function held at Amritsar last night.

Sant Kabir remembered

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: The 619th birth anniversary of Sant Kabir was celebrated by Satiguru Kabir Sewa Sangh at Jawahar Nagar Camp here today.

376 appear in entrance test for Meritorious School

376 appear in entrance test for Meritorious School

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Entrance examination for the admission to the Senior Secondary Schools for Meritorious Students was held today. The entrance examination for was held for the second time, after the test was introduced to give admission to brilliant students.

Parents assn seeks refund, takes matter to Edu Department

Parents assn seeks refund, takes matter to Edu Department

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Parents associations from different schools had a meeting today at the Circuit House in Ludhiana today. After the discussion regarding the school fee, the members said that as results of the fee committee decisions have come in their favour.

OPEN HOUSE COMMENT

Being vigilant key to ensuring safety

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

FOR every snatching incident which is reported, there are at least two that go unreported. Apart from the improvement in the law and order, there is also an urgent need for the public to take precautions and not adopt a cavalier attitude when it comes to their safety.

CCTVs, alarm in cars, stricter laws can help curb crimeOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

CCTVs, alarm in cars, stricter laws can help curb crime

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

It is unfortunate that youths take to heinous crimes such as carjacking and it is important to contemplate the reasons behind such steps. One reason could be being unable to meet their basic needs.

‘Cong should apologise for Assembly commotion’

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Leader of the Opposition in the legislative Assembly, HS Phoolka, today went to DMC to inquire about the health of AAP MLA from Mansa, Nazar Singh Manshahia.

Social bodies seek justice for Manpreet

Social bodies seek justice for Manpreet

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

SAHNEWAL: Various organisations, including the labour union of MANREGA CITU, Jamhoori Kisan Sabha Punjab, sarpanches and panches of several villages in and around Koom Kalan village, gathered at the Civil Hospital to voice their concern and demand justice for the deceased, Manpreet Kaur.

41 more fall prey to diarrhoea

41 more fall prey to diarrhoea

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: With 41 fresh cases of diarrhoea reported today, the total number of patients has reached 290. The total admissions till date have been 47, out of which 16 patients have been discharged.

Five minor girls abducted

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have registered five cases of minor girls’ abduction at separate police stations in the past 24 hours. One of the investigating officers has maintained that barring one or two, in the other cases, girls have eloped at their own will and investigation into all cases is under way.

Bank recovery agent’s murder solved

Bank recovery agent’s murder solved

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The Dehlon police have claimed to have solved the murder of an agent of a private bank, whose body was found on the Harnampura Khanpur road 10 days ago. The deceased has been identified as Amardeep Singh of Simlapuri, Ludhiana.

Commissioner sends ACP-Crime on leave

Commissioner sends ACP-Crime on leave

26 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Commissioner of Police RN Dhoke has asked ACP-Crime Maninder Bedi to proceed on leave till further orders and deputed ADCP-Crime Paramjit Singh Pannu to thoroughly investigate as to why Bedi lodged a “false” FIR against SAD leader Gurpreet Singh Babbal.

SNIPPETS

Two booked for blackmailing

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

Ludhiana: A resident of Ram Nagar, Sukhdev Singh, has lodged a complaint with the police against two persons for allegedly blackmailing his brother.

Chandigarh beat Ludhiana; partnership by Sandeep, Deepin goes in vainPUNJAB INTER-DISTRICT U-23 CRICKET TOURNEY

Chandigarh beat Ludhiana; partnership by Sandeep, Deepin goes in vain

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: Two good partnerships — between Sandeep Singh and Deepin Chitkara (82 runs) and between Sukhjinder Singh and Gurjot Singh (57 runs) — went in vain, as Chandigarh restricted Ludhiana to 288 runs, gaining 30-run lead to win a two-day match during the ongoing Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament U-23 today.

200 test mettle in trials for track & field events

200 test mettle in trials for track & field events

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: More than 200 athletes (men and women) attended the selection trials conducted by the Punjab Athletics Association (PAA) at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Culinary workshop held at Cordia Institute

Culinary workshop held at Cordia Institute

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

KHAMANO: A week-long ‘Cookery workshop’ was recently concluded at Cordia Institute of Hotel Management, Sanghol.

Wife of YAD leader meets Dhoke, pleads husband’s innocence

Wife of YAD leader meets Dhoke, pleads husband’s innocence

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: Manpreet Kaur Babbal, wife of the Youth Akali Leader, Gurpreet Singh Babbal, has alleged that cases registered against her husband with the police of Division Number 5 and Sarabha Nagar police station were false and politically motivated.

Missing kids found in gurdwara, police quash abduction case

Missing kids found in gurdwara, police quash abduction case

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

MACHHIWARA: The Machhiwara police claimed to have found two minor cousins from the Gurduwara Hazoor Sahib.

CME programme on epilepsy held for nurses

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMC&H), Ludhiana, conducted a Continuing medical education (CME) programme for Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) on college campus.

Put career guidance flexes, Edu Dept tells schools

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA:The office of the Director General School Education has directed District Education Officers to ask all government school heads to get flexes and charts regarding career counselling pasted in schools.

Edu Dept asks govt schools to share data

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: Most of the heads of government cluster schools have a complaint that an in-charge of a school does not share required information and other data with them.

Education society honours GADVASU academic achiever

Education society honours GADVASU academic achiever

25 Jun 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: Meharans Singh Hundal, a student of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), has been awarded for standing first in the BVSc and AH by the Guru Harkrishan Education Society, Chandigarh, during its 25th Annual Sanman Samaroh.

City’s Sahajmeet attends filmmaking workshop in US

City’s Sahajmeet attends filmmaking workshop in US

25 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: City-based PhD student Sahajmeet was among the group of youths who participated in ‘Beyond Borders: A workshop on filmmaking across the Punjab region’ organised at Indiana University in the US.

Sikh scholars pay tributes to Master Tara Singh on his birth anniversary

Sikh scholars pay tributes to Master Tara Singh on his birth anniversary

25 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: The Panth Rattan Master Tara Singh Yaadgari Trust organised an event to commemorate the 133rd birth anniversary of Master Tara Singh at the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology (GGNIMT) here today.

16 more admitted to Civil HospitalDIARRHOEA OUTBREAK

16 more admitted to Civil Hospital

25 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: As many as sixteen more patients, suffering diarrhoea, were admitted to the Civil Hospital today.

Two years on, not much on ground to show progressSECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SMART CITY PROJECT

Two years on, not much on ground to show progress

25 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: The second anniversary of Smart City Ludhiana falls tomorrow (June 25). The only question that perturbs residents is “Where is the smart city?”

1,369 bottles of illicit liquor seized

25 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

KHANNA: The police have claimed to seized 1,369 bottles of illicit liquor in three different incidents in and around Khanna.

Finally, relief for hotel industry

Finally, relief for hotel industry

25 Jun 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: People associated with the hotel and restaurant business finally heaved a sigh of relief after the government amended the excise policy yesterday.

SNIPPETS

Man booked for thrashing kin

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

Sahnewal: A resident from Gehlewal village was booked by the Koom Kalan police for beating and abusing a person called Harpreet Singh in his fields on Thursday.

PUNJAB INTER-DISTRICT U-23 CHAMPIONSHIP

Shivam, Arpit put Chandigarh boys in control

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

MOHALI: Shivam Bhambari scored a solid 94 before Arpit Singh Pannu compiled a sedate half-century to help Chandigarh amass 318 runs against Ludhiana on the opening day of their Punjab Inter-District U-23 Championship match at the PCA Stadium in Mohali today.

Match to mark Olympic Day at Jarkhar village

Match to mark Olympic Day at Jarkhar village

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy of Jarkhar village observed the 123rd anniversary of Olympic Day by organising an exhibition match.

125 attend trials for Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Around 125 aspirants attended the trials conducted by the Punjab Sports Department to enroll players (boys U-17 and 19) for the Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy in Jarkhar village on the Ludhiana- Malerkotla road today.

Man commits suicide

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

KHANNA: The Khanna Police has recovered a suicide note from a scooter of a deceased, who identified as Sukhwinder Singh.

Woman cop’s suicide case takes another turn

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The Jodhan policewoman suicide case took another turn after the Ludhiana (rural) police launched a hunt for miscreants, who assaulted government officials performing their duty and damaged public property after mingling with protesters, demanding justice for the victim’s family.

Diarrhoea outbreak in Giaspura, 9 admitted to Civil Hospital

Diarrhoea outbreak in Giaspura, 9 admitted to Civil Hospital

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Cases of diarrhoea have been reported from Makkar and Samrat Colony in Giaspura.

Neerja’s kin move HC over film profit

Neerja’s kin move HC over film profit

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Flight purser Neerja Bhanot’s family has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court after failure to resolve the money-sharing issue with the makers of Bollywood blockbuster and national award-winning movie “Neerja”.

Stalwarts from I-T Dept answer TDS queries

Stalwarts from I-T Dept answer TDS queries

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Income Tax Department’s Tax Deduction Source (TDS) wing conducted a regional conference for educating, training and skill development of around 1000 TDS/TCS (Tax Collection Source) deductors from central government, state government, semi-government institutions, banks and private concerns.

CPI condemns Naidu’s statement

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: The Communist Party of India (CPI) has condemned the statement of Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu that waiving farmers’ loan has become a fashion.

LIP members protest against Congress government

LIP members protest against Congress government

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of the Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) protested against the Congress government.

House ruckus: AAP workers protest against state govt

House ruckus: AAP workers protest against state govt

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

KHANNA: Leaders and workers from AAP of the area today assembled at Khanna and burnt an effigy of the Punjab Government and Speaker Rana KP Singh at Lalheri Chowk, Khanna.

20 get training in food processing

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: The Department of Food Science and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised a training course on ‘Fruit and Vegetable Processing’ under the aegis of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) project.

Experts share tips to balance personal, professional life

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Balancing both professional and personal life is considered to be one of the major hurdles in order to get success.

PAU

Process for admission to floriculture dept begins

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: The admission process for one-year certificate course in the Floriculture and Landscaping Department has commenced at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

Tough going for city to keep up with Smart tag

Tough going for city to keep up with Smart tag

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: While the Centre has announced 30 new cities which have been selected for the Smart City Project, there is apparently no improvement in the condition of infrastructure in Ludhiana.

Criminal wanted in 3 cases arrested

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have arrested a criminal wanted in three cases.

Man held on charge of posing as CBI officer

Man held on charge of posing as CBI officer

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: A man was arrested by the police for portraying himself as a senior CBI officer.

Police-Public Foundation launched

Police-Public Foundation launched

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: In order to forge a better bond and bridge the trust deficit between the police and the public, Police-Public Foundation, a concept of community policing was launched by the police along with residents of the city today.

Five students from city shine in NEET

Five students from city shine in NEET

24 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: City students came out with flying colours in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS.

Now, CP’s nod must for probe, re-probe

Now, CP’s nod must for probe, re-probe

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: After joining here as Commissioner of Police, RN Dhoke found that gazetted officers of the Ludhiana Commissionerate had been deciding on inquiries into fresh complaints, and re-inquiries into registered cases of all sorts at their own level, that too without keeping the top official in the loop.

SNIPPETS

Sister lodges FIR against brother

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

Ludhiana: Ashu, a resident of Sita Nagar here, has lodged a complaint against her own brother, Kapil Sharma, a resident of New Punit Nagar, Tajpur Road, for allegedly defaming her and her son on the social media by creating their fake IDs.

BUSINESS NEWS

Payoneer to tap Punjab market

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

Payoneer, an online payments company, reiterated its commitment to become the preferred business partner for the exporter community in Punjab here on Thursday.

UP native booked for raping minor

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: A resident of Dhandari has lodged a complaint against Jatinder Kumar of Hardoi district in UP for raping her minor daughter.

World celebrates Olympic Day

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: The 23rd June is the Olympic Day, a day to get active and encourage others to take part in activities, which promote Olympic values.

75-year-old converts personal suffering into larger good

75-year-old converts personal suffering into larger good

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 17 years ago, a neurology disorder, cerebral palsy, suffered by his grandson, Kavish Khanna, forced a 75-year-old local resident, Arun Khanna, to open a treatment centre here for mentally challenged children to ensure that they do not have to run around for treatment like his family members did in 2005.

A favourite destination for summer revellers

A favourite destination for summer revellers

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: A summer vacation in Himachal Pradesh is the most preferred option of residents in the city.

Muddy roads test drivers’ patience

Muddy roads test drivers’ patience

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Even most efficient two and four-wheeler drivers almost fail on scattered stretches of local muddy roads, which connect the town with surrounding localities.

Bizman’s plaint against AAP leaders

Bizman’s plaint against AAP leaders

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: A city-based industrialist Vinod Thapar has lodged a written complaint against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, including Arvind Kejriwal, Durgesh Pathak, Sanjay Singh, Kapil Bhardwaj and Sukhwinder Singh, alleging that all took money from him and his friends and promised to give him the ticket for 2017 Assembly elections.

Experts share tips for better cultivation of paddy

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: Farmers have begun sowing paddy in their fields.

Advocates apprise industrialists of GST

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: A seminar on the Goods and Service Tax was held here today.

Farmers, CICU upset over 12% GST on farm machinery

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: After craftsmen, it is farmers who are worried about the implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST).

Residents up in arms over garbage dump

Residents up in arms over garbage dump

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

JAGRAON: Those living near ancient Bhadarkali Mandir are up in arms about a garbage dump in the area.

DGP visits Khanna, asks officials to solve pending murder cases

DGP visits Khanna, asks officials to solve pending murder cases

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

KHANNA: The DGP-Punjab, Suresh Arora, visited here yesterday to see the progress of pending cases.

Special assembly at MGM School

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

Ludhiana: A special assembly was arranged at MGM Public School to mark the International Yoga Day.

Admission to vet science diploma starts at GADVASU

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: The admission process for the Diploma in Veterinary Science and Animal Health Technology at GADVASU has been started.

Scholarship applications invited from specially-abled

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: Applications for Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarships Schemes have been invited from students with disabilities.

‘Sitting up, lying flat does not help in stroke recovery’

‘Sitting up, lying flat does not help in stroke recovery’

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: Stroke or brain attack is the leading cause of death and disability in the world.

Skill our strength: Hockey OlympianOLYMPIC DAY TODAY

Skill our strength: Hockey Olympian

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: Stamina, speed and skill – the European sports persons beat Indian players in the first two.

Reshuffle in Police Department

23 Jun 2017 | 1:16 AM

LUDHIANA: In a major reshuffle in Ludhiana Police, the Commissioner of Police transferred 16 SHO-rank officials today.

SNIPPETS

Proclaimed offender arrested

22 Jun 2017 | 1:33 AM

Ludhiana: A team of Special Task Force (STF), led by Inspector Beant Juneja, nabbed a proclaimed offender (PO) Gurjinder Singh Sahni.

Three city girls shine, Punjab win Softball Federation Cup

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosts Punjab stamped its authority and emerged as champions in the women’s section of the 9th edition of the Softball Federation Cup held on the Punjabi University Campus ground, Patiala, from June 18 to 20.

Punjab karate team finish runners-up

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: Karate team from Punjab, who brought fame, finishing runners-up in the inaugural edition of the Open National Shorin Kempo Full Contact Karate Competition held at Gujrat, were recently honoured here today.

SAI training centre stretches its arms too

SAI training centre stretches its arms too

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: The third International Day of Yoga was celebrated at many places across the city.

A noble gesture for workers in city

A noble gesture for workers in city

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: With an aim to provide food to all, workers of the Congress with the help of the local MLA, Rakesh Pandey, have started a mobile van, which provides food to the needy.

City goes ‘Yogmai’ at various places

City goes ‘Yogmai’ at various places

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: The third International Day of Yoga was celebrated today throughout the city.

NGO organises chabeel

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

DORAHA: NGO Tammana organised a ‘chabeel’ on the Railway Road of Doraha today.

Strategic vaccination for healthy livestock

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA:Effective and strategic vaccination programme need to be followed to have healthy and productive livestock unit along with the prevention and control of diseases.

PAU, college students attend yoga sessions

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA:The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) celebrated International Yoga Day on the campus today.

Applications invited for farmers awards

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA:The Directorate of Extension Education of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has invited applications from farmers of the state for the "Innovative Farmer Awards 2017.

Farmers go shirtless in protest against Yoga Day

Farmers go shirtless in protest against Yoga Day

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

KHANNA: Say instead of celebrating day, govt should look into their problems

Doraha: 1,128 NCC cadets celebrate the day

Doraha: 1,128 NCC cadets celebrate the day

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

DORAHA: The 19 Punjab Battalion NCC chose the stadium of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, as venue to celebrate International Day of Yoga, with 25 schools of three districts — Moga, Ludhiana and Sangrur — participating in it, here today.

Physics teachers promoted, but no schools allotted

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA:Physics teachers in government schools in the state who were promoted from master cadre to lecturers in February this year are in a fix, as they have not been allotted the stations (schools where they are to teach), almost four months after the promotions.

A first, governance courses at PU from this session

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Keeping its promise with Kiran Bedi, Panjab University is set to start first of its kind courses on governing from the upcoming session.

Yoga Day a damp squib at govt schools

Yoga Day a damp squib at govt schools

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: As the Education Department had made little preparations for International Day of Yoga except sending a circular, the day was not celebrated at most of the government schools.

Two held with stolen bikes

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: The city police have arrested two youth and recovered three stolen vehicles from their possession.

When music becomes a medium of  instruction

When music becomes a medium of instruction

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: Music for him is a medium to teach students.

DGP meets commissionerate officials

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: The DGP, Punjab Police, Suresh Arora met officials of the Ludhiana Commissionerate late in the night here today.

Now, FIR against drivers for obstructing traffic

Now, FIR against drivers for obstructing traffic

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have started registering FIRs against errant drivers along with impounding their vehicles in order to ease the flow of vehicles on city roads and teach violators of traffic norms a lesson.

Servants’ verification made compulsory

22 Jun 2017 | 1:26 AM

LUDHIANA: With the rise in number of crime incidents involving migrant labourers or natives of other states, the Ludhiana police has now made verification of all such persons mandatory.

City industry’s hopes dashed to the ground

City industry’s hopes dashed to the ground

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana is the hub of industry and was anxiously waiting for the maiden Budget of the Congress Government.

SNIPPETS

Man booked on rape charge

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

Ludhiana: The Division No. 5 police booked a man on the charge of raping a woman.

2 arrested for gambling

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

Ludhiana: Two persons have been nabbed by the police on the charge of gambling.

Nigerian among four held for smuggling drugs

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

SAMRALA: The Samrala Police claimed to have arrested a Nigerian who is an inter-state smuggler along with three others in two different incidents and recovered cocine and charas from their possession apart from currency of different 11 countries and old Indian Currency notes of Rs 22,000.

Hockey trials on June 23, 24

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Sports Department will conduct trials to enroll players (boys U-17 and 19) for the Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy at Jarkhar village, around 20 km from here on the Ludhiana- Malerkotla road on June 23 and 24.

Soccer star: Medical student Soumiya represents UT in national tourney

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Soumiya Ravi of MBBS (batch-2015 ) of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) represented Chandigarh (UT) in the 22nd Senior National Football Championship held at Phagwara recently.

PUNJAB INTER-DISTRICT U-23 CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP

Nikhil’s ton helps Ludhiana gain commanding position

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: After craftsmen, it is farmers who are worried about the implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST).

BKU demands total waiver of farmers’ loan

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal) has demanded that the state government should waive off loans of farmers as the Congress had promised, to stop farmers from committing suicides.

AC BRIBE CASE

Cong leader Karwal launches offensive against Dhoke

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Two days after the Ludhiana Commissionerate served clean chit to police division 2 SHO Jaswinder Singh, a senior Congress leader has launched an offensive against the Commissioner of Police, RN Dhoke.

Drug de-addiction centres left in lurch

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Drug de-addiction was the major agenda of the Congress during elections.

BSNL employees want wage hike

BSNL employees want wage hike

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited staged a dharna, demanding the revision of wages which they claimed to have been pending since January 1.

Senior citizens lament meagre hike in pension

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Failing to fulfil its promise of giving Rs 2,500 per month as the pension to the elderly, widows, destitute children and handicapped, the Punjab government today announced a meagre increase of Rs 250 in the existing pension.

Police shift focus to 14 ‘blind’ murders

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: To clear the backlog of heinous crime lying untraced, mainly the ‘blind’ murders, Gagan Ajit Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), has sought a report from the SHOs concerned in this regard.

Chief of Ahmedgarh MC council resigns

Chief of Ahmedgarh MC council resigns

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

AHMEDGARH: In a major twist of political development at local town, former SAD legislator, Iqbal Singh Jhoondan, persuaded councilors to pull out from active administration in the civic body.

Rain inundates underpasses, commuters suffer in Sahnewal

Rain inundates underpasses, commuters suffer in Sahnewal

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

SAHNEWAL: Heavy rains today made the passage from the underpasses, constructed on the National Highway-1 near Sahnewal, almost impossible.

College organises short-term course

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Department of Computer Science of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, organised a three-week short term certificate course in "Graphics Design and Development".

Vacations on, govt schools in a dilemma to mark Yoga Day

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: While the Education Department has sent instructions to the government schools that the students and staff must be present in schools for the celebration of the third International Day of Yoga, but most of the school heads are in a dilemma as they are expecting a thin attendance due to ongoing summer vacations.

Training programme on soil testing held

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A training programme on ‘Installation and Demonstration of Mridaparikshak Soil Testing Minilab Kit’ was organised at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today under the guidance of Dr RS Sidhu, Director of Extension Education, PAU.

PAU Literary Club pays tributes to Aulakh, Ramuwalia

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) Literary Club paid tributes to two renowned writers — Ajmer Singh Aulakh and Iqbal Singh Ramuwalia — during a function held in collaboration with Dr Keshav Ram Society for Theatre and Arts.

Double delight for PU

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

CHANDIGARH: The fiscal crisis of Panjab University seems set to end with the Centre and Punjab both increasing their grant.

Education sector in upbeat mood --- what they say

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: While everyone seems to be unhappy over the state Budget announced by the Congress government today, the education sector seems to be in upbeat mood after the announcements.

Residents give thumbs down, term it ‘hollow’

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The maiden Budget presented by the Congress Government in the Vidhan Sabha today has failed to impress the city people.

Old wine in new bottlePUNJAB BUDGET 2017-18

Old wine in new bottle

21 Jun 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Announcing the cycle valley project and an exhibition-cum-convention centre on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model is just like serving old wine in a new bottle.

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