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Roads get new look for Trudeau’s visit

Roads get new look for Trudeau’s visit

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the district administration is on toes to give the city a new look. A drive was taken up today to spruce up city roads, particularly those Trudeau is scheduled to pass through.

Money exchanger robbed of Rs 5 lakh

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Four unidentified persons robbed a money exchanger of Rs 5 lakh here today. They also took away 500 Australian and US dollars along with other valuables, the victim said.

Rs 1 lakh looted from garment outlet

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Four unknown persons barged into a garment showroom and snatched nearly Rs 1 lakh from the outlet manager late on Saturday evening.

Cop assaulted in Ajnala, three at large

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: The Ajnala police booked three persons for allegedly assaulting a cop in Lakhuwal village yesterday. The accused have been identified as Kanwarpal Singh, Jagroop Singh and Vikram Singh, all residents of Lakhuwal village.

4 booked for abduction

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

TARN TARAN: Four members of a family of Talwandi Sobha Singh village, 45 km from here, have been booked for allegedly abducting a teenage girl of the same village.

Theft at Golden Temple, 2 held

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC task force caught two persons for allegedly stealing purse of a devotee at the Golden Temple complex here yesterday. They were handed over to the Galliara police where a case was registered.

Villagers catch two thieves

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

TARN TARAN: Residents of Bachre village caught two thieves yesterday. One of their accomplices managed to flee along with Rs 1.8 lakh and 34-gm gold ornaments.

PSEB staff imparted training to upload marks after evaluation

PSEB staff imparted training to upload marks after evaluation

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: A number of heads of government schools, computer teachers, coordinators of evaluation lectures among others were imparted training for the new online marking system to be introduced by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) from this session, here today.

GND university to have distance learning centre

GND university to have distance learning centre

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to provide better education to students, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will establish Directorate of Open and Distance Learning.

Residents against ‘costly’ inspection by LPG dealers

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: With employees of the LPG distributors busy in conducting inspections at consumers’ houses, residents have been raising questions over the move as they are being charged Rs 150 each.

Spurt in fraud by travel agents

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the state government has asked the travel agencies to get themselves registered in order to curb human trafficking, several unscrupulous people and unauthorised travel agents have been operating sans licence and defrauding youths who wish to go abroad in search of greener pastures.

Aujla inspects passport office

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Congress Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla today conducted an inspection at the Regional Passport Office here. He said that he had received complaints from people regarding unnecessary delay in the processing of passport applications at the office which prompted him to conduct a check to have a insight into the issue.

Three arrested for vehicle thefts

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Three persons have been arrested in separate cases for stealing vehicles. In the first case, the Beas police nabbed Jagroop Singh and Manpreet Singh of Jalalabad in Tarn Taran for vehicle thefts.

‘Promote Punjabi language’BRIEFLY

‘Promote Punjabi language’

20 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

AMRITSAR: Nine organisations on Monday appealed to the state government to promote Punjabi language in the state. A memorandum was given to Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Subash Chander by Ramesh Yadav, head of Folklore Research Academy, and Bhupinder Singh Sandhu, Ludhiana general secretary of Punjabi Sahitya Akademi and others.

Inter-city Express delayedBRIEFLY

Inter-city Express delayed

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

Amritsar: Passengers of the Amritsar-Chandigarh Inter-city Express train were a harried lot as the train’s departure was delayed. As per the schedule, the train was to depart at 4.30 pm but it managed to chug off only after 7 pm.

Couple booked for harbouring gangsters

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

TARN TARAN: The Goindwal Sahib police have booked a couple for allegedly harbouring gangsters. Harbhajan Singh and his wife Ranjit Kaur of Khadur Sahib, had been providing financial help and shelter to gangsters Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi Kaura, of Nagoke and Gurwinder Singh of Khadur Sahib, the police said.

IIFA celebrates Basant fest

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Academy of Fine Arts today celebrated the Basant festival with great enthusiasm at an event titled Raga Rang Basant.

Book on former CKD head released

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) authorities today released a book ‘Lok Nayak Sardar Kirpal Singh: Apne Samay Da Yodha’ highlighting various aspects of their former president Kirpal Singh here at the auditorium of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public Senior Secondary School on GT Road.

ADA official booked for corruption

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Civil Lines police officials have registered a case against an assistant engineer of Amritsar Development Authority (ADA) for allegedly causing a loss to government treasury to the tune of Rs 10 lakh.

Suicide attempt: Wife, in-laws accuse man of harassment

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the rural police are yet to take any action in connection with the suicide attempt case in which a married man tried to end his life by consuming poisonous substance, his wife has rubbished his allegations.

Health camp for old-age home inmates held

Health camp for old-age home inmates held

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: A dental and eye check up camp was organised by city-based NGO Voice of Amritsar (VOA) at Guru Ramdas Old Age Home, Sultanwind canal link road, here today.

Universal Academy organises fest

Universal Academy organises fest

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

TARN TARAN: Universal Academy (School) organised a a cultural fest here today. MLA Dr Dharambir Agnihotri was the chief guest. Students from several academies participated in various competitions.

Over 200 sportspersons honoured at DAV College

Over 200 sportspersons honoured at DAV College

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The sports and athletic meet of DAV College concluded here today. Around 220 sportspersons were awareded. Events, including 800-metre race (boys), shot put (boys), high jump, long jump (boys), sack race, relay race and obstacle race, were organised.

Man strangles wife, flees; police on hunt

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: A married woman was strangled to death allegedly by her husband in Bandala village here yesterday. The police have booked the accused, identified as Kuldeep Singh. He is yet to be arrested.

1,275 sanitation-related challans, city undeterred

1,275 sanitation-related challans, city undeterred

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued 1,275 challans regarding sanitation to residents in the current financial year. Out of these, 43 challans have been issued for open defecation and urination.

Birmingham flight starts tomorrow

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The maiden direct flight between Amritsar and Birmingham will take off on February 20. MP Rajya Sabha Shwait Malik and Union Minister of State and BJP state president Vijay Sampla will inaugurate the flight at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar.

Harinder Sidhu meets Partition survivors, visits museum

Harinder Sidhu meets Partition survivors, visits museum

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu today said the gruesome incidents of the Partition would guide the posterity to value multiculturalism.

Heritage lovers against civil work in moat around Gobindgarh Fort

Heritage lovers against civil work in moat around Gobindgarh Fort

19 Feb 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Heritage experts in the city are against the ongoing civil work in the moat encircling the 18th century Gobindgarh Fort, a fine specimen of war preparation during the period of Sikh Misls and Maharaja Ranjit Singh. As per the plan, a new small water channel, walkway and landscaping will be raised in it.

Swachh City Survekshan: Open defecation can play spoilsport

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Open defecation, non-availability of urinals and toilets in most of the city markets and localities may affect the city’s ranking in the Swachh City Survekshan 2018. A Central Government’s team is in the city to observe sanitation. According to information, the team has come across residents urinating on walls.

Youth booked for assault

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth has been accused of assaulting a family and outraging the modesty of a woman.

Congress rally brings forth tussle among leadersTARN TARAN DIARY

Congress rally brings forth tussle among leaders

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

The first ever public gathering organised by the ruling Congress in the border district after regaining power has brought forth the infighting within the party leaders.

Cricketer honoured

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Games Association (AGA) honoured cricketer Abhishek Sharma at the Heritage Club for this commendable performance in the U-19 World Cup.

Food festival organised

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: To inculcate healthy eating habits in children, a food festival was organised at Spring Blossoms.

PSPCL official assaulted

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: An assistant junior engineer of the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) was attacked by two persons in Patti Baath village in Tarsikka recently.

DAV College holds sports meet

DAV College holds sports meet

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: DAV College kickstarted its 63rd sports and athletics meet here today.

Expert for innovation in paddy straw management

Expert for innovation in paddy straw management

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: “There is a need to come up with a new technology for Punjab and Haryana farmers to help them manage their paddy straw so that air pollution can be curbed,” said Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.

Uncovered vehicles trouble commuters

Uncovered vehicles trouble commuters

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Uncovered heavy vehicles, such as trucks and tractor-trolleys carrying sand, earth and debris, have been troubling commuters on city roads.

Brawl over parking of car, two booked

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: A minor dispute over parking took an ugly turn when a man allegedly opened fire in the air in Ranjit Enclave, Loharaka road, here yesterday.

Man live-streams suicide attempt

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: In a shocking incident, a man live-streamed his suicide attempt by consuming sulphas tablets here yesterday.

Costa Rica artistes enthral audience at Khalsa College

Costa Rica artistes enthral audience at Khalsa College

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Artistes from Costa Rica on Saturday gave scintillating performance during the `7th Amritsar International Folk Festival’ at Khalsa College of Education (KCE) here today.

Several localities receive contaminated water

Several localities receive contaminated water

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Gopal Nagar, Nehru Colony, New Nehru Colony Jagdambe Colony and Meer Sah are a harried lot as they have been getting contaminated water supply for the last few days.

Majha House to nurture art aficionados

Majha House to nurture art aficionados

18 Feb 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: House number 489 in Basant Avenue is all set to emerge as the hub of literature lovers, artists and film makers.

Seminar for lawyers tomorrowSNIPPETS

Seminar for lawyers tomorrow

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: In a joint initiative, the Bar Council of India and Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana will organise a seminar-cum-workshop on professional development programme for lawyers at Dashmesh Auditorium, Guru Nanak Dev University, on February 18. Justice Mahesh Grover from Punjab and Haryana High Court will be the chief guest.

Bankers’ association accuses PNB of making officials scapegoat

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Avnish Khosla, a leader of the All India Secretary of a Banking Trade Union, has accused Punjab National Bank (PNB) of making a few officials at the lower level scapegoats in the scam of Rs 11,400 crore that left the country rattled two days ago.

Delay in issuance of roll numbers flayed

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The teacher unions are upset over the delay in the issuance of roll numbers for Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) examinations.

Govt hails Guardians of Governance for vigilance

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guardians of Governance from Amritsar district have filed maximum reports to the Chief Minister’s office till date.

‘Local Bodies Dept delays probe into wrongdoings’

‘Local Bodies Dept delays probe into wrongdoings’

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has accused the Department of Local Bodies of adopting a dilly-dallying approach towards the probe into the controversial issue of handing over a portion of the historic Ram Bagh to a private firm.

3 killed in mishaps

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

TARN TARAN: Three persons died in different mishaps here today. In the first incident, Sukhmanpreet Singh (21) was killed after a gun went off accidentally at his house in Mohalla Guru Ka Khooh.

Assault victim booked

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sadar police have registered a cross-case against the complainant who had accused a family, including three woman, of assault.

Australian High Commissioner to visit city tomorrow

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu will visit the holy city on February 18.

Project for railway station’s facelift begins

Project for railway station’s facelift begins

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik announced the beginning of the civil work for the overall development and expansion of the railway station with an investment of Rs 15.

GMC’s bid to ensure cleanliness

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The authorities concerned at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH), associated with Government Medical College here have planned to rope in the nursing staff to ensure cleanliness.

Swachh City survey: Civic body expects better rank this time

Swachh City survey: Civic body expects better rank this time

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Union Government’s Swachh City ranking team is currently on a visit to the city.

Another MC job scam, two youths defrauded

Another MC job scam, two youths defrauded

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Two more cases of fake job were reported to the MC office here yesterday.

Meeting on child labour held

16 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

Amritsar: Dr Ashok Sahu, special thematic rapporteur from National Human Rights Commission, on Thursday addressed officials at a meeting on maintaining records of migrant workers for identifying the number of children involved in child labour.

Student bags gold in KISG

16 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

Amritsar: Paras Sharma, a budding basketball player from Spring Dale Senior School, has made the city proud by bagging the top spot in the Khelo India School Games, a national-level sports tournament held at IGI Stadium, New Delhi.

Dr Bal to present paper at Harvard

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Baljinder Singh Bal from the department of physical education of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will present a paper on ‘Ardhnarishwar-The Duality of Sexes in Sports-Concern for the 21st Century’ at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities to be held at the Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA in May.

Kapil to be challaned

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Independent Student Federation has submitted a complaint to the police against comedian-actor Kapil Sharma after a video of his went viral in which he is seen riding a bike without helmet.

4 booked for firing

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

TARN TARAN: Five residents of Bhai Ladhu village have been booked in connection with a firing incident which occurred four days ago in the village.

Auditorium inaugurated

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

TARN TARAN: Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) president Dhanraj Singh today inaugurated a newly-constructed auditorium at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School in Patti, 25 km from here.

Vending machine sans sanitary napkin for a year

Vending machine sans sanitary napkin for a year

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Though a lot has been talked about the usage of santinary napkins, students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School at Mall road are not able to avail the facility of low-cost sanitary napkins from the dispenser installed on the school premises.

Paramedics for promotion, allowance

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Representatives of Paramedical Staff Union today met Dr Avinash Kumar, Director, Research and Medical Education in Chandigarh and apprised him of the problems being faced by them.

GNDU installs flags of affiliated colleges

GNDU installs flags of affiliated colleges

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has installed flags bearing logos of its affiliated college on its premises near the office of Vice Chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu.

Civic body to display numbers of officials

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) will display the names and mobile numbers of senior officials in every locality for the convenience of residents.

SAD behind financial crisis in state: Jakhar

SAD behind financial crisis in state: Jakhar

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

TARN TARAN: PPCC president and Lok Sabha MP from Gurdaspur Sunil Jakhar today blamed the SAD for the economic crisis in the state.

Metro bus service resumes after two-day protest in city

Metro bus service resumes after two-day protest in city

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Drivers of the metro bus service, running under the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), staged a protest over non-payment of their salaries here today.

Cantt Board seals three properties

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on the directions of Defence Estate, the Cantonment Board has sealed a marriage palace, an illegal parking lot and a vehicle washing place located opposite to the District Courts Complex here.

Water contamination: Health team visits affected areas

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: We will ask MC officials to get the water from the area tested and take immediate measures if sewage is found in drinking water.

Contaminated water supply irks residents

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Pudhar Colony and Guru Arjan Dev Nagar in Putlighar have been receiving contaminated water supply for the past few days.

Mauled by stray dogs, 10-year-old succumbs

Mauled by stray dogs, 10-year-old succumbs

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: A 10-year-old girl, who was mauled by stray dogs in Bhindi Saida village in Ajnala a fortnight ago, succumbed to her injuries at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here yesterday.

Man held with drugs

Man held with drugs

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

Amritsar: The narcotics cell of the police have arrested a man for allegedly possessing 1 kg of opium and poppy husk.

Football event organised

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Global Institutes held annual Global Football League—Season 1, on its campus here today.

Deworming campaign today

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Health employees will organise a mop-up drive, a part of the ongoing deworming campaign being run at schools and anganwari centres in the district, on Friday.

State govt fails on social security front: SAD MP

State govt fails on social security front: SAD MP

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

SAD MP Ranjit Singh Brahampura today condemned the state government for its “failure” in providing facilities to people under social security schemes started by the previous SAD-BJP government.

Honour for Khalsa College Prof

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Jaswinder Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology of Khalsa College, has been selected for the Dr Roshan Lal Agarwal Best Science Teacher Award by the Punjab Academy of Sciences, Patiala.

Civil Hospital to have IGNOU study centre soon

Civil Hospital to have IGNOU study centre soon

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs’ Memorial Civil Hospital is planning to set up a study circle in association with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to conduct a bridge course on community medicine for nurses.

MC to install bio-manure processing plants in parks

MC to install bio-manure processing plants in parks

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has decided to install bio-manure processing plants to make organic fertilisers from leaves and plant residue at various gardens of the city under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Security upped after Sunjuwan attackPATHANKOT DIARY

Security upped after Sunjuwan attack

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

Minutes after militants attacked the Sunjuwan military camp, the ghost of the January 2, 2016 Pathankot air base blitzkrieg came back to haunt locals.

Two killed in road mishap

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

Two men were killed in a road accident near Bhikhiwind, 35 km from here, last night.

Looted car recovered, robbers at large

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police police have recovered the car snatched from a trader but it is yet to make any arrest in the case even after elapsing of 48 hours.

Experts check feasibility under Smart Mission for development of city

Experts check feasibility under Smart Mission for development of city

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of officials, led by Deepti Uppal, Chief Executive Officer, Amritsar, Smart City Mission, visited several locations to examine the feasibility to start various development projects in the city today.

Youth thrashed, four booked

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police booked four youths for allegedly abducting and thrashing a youth in Chananke village here yesterday.

Kos Minars make GT road vulnerable to accidents

Kos Minars make GT road vulnerable to accidents

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The two historic Kos Minars (milestones or mile pillars), located on the main GT Road near Cantonment police station, have made the stretch prone to accidents.

Exhibition ends

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The three-day books exhibition organised by the National Book Trust concluded here on Tuesday. The exhibition was held under Punjab Pustak Parikrama.

Man killed in road mishap

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A man was killed in a road mishap near the bus stand here yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Bindeshwar, a resident of Bela Aurangabad in Bihar. He was putting up at Jawahar Nagar on Mehta Road.

2 arrested for attacking cops

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

TARN TARAN: Two persons were arrested for attacking policemen on duty at the Harike police station, 35 km from here, on last night. The accused have been identified as Balwinder Singh and his son Jatinderjit Singh of Pangota village.

Three-day workshop dwells on women empowerment

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day workshop on Capacity Building Programme of Women Managers in Higher Education was organised at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

Campaign on dental care for students launched

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration has launched a campaign to create dental hygiene awareness among students of government schools.

Albendazole tablets administered to children

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The National Deworming day was observed at block Kalanaur under the supervision of Senior Medical Officer, Dr Lakhwinder Singh Athwal.

Schools gear up for PM’s exam tips to students

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: With an aim to help students to beat exam stress for their upcoming board examination of class X and XII, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to interact with students under his initiative ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ on February 16.

City residents gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day

City residents gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: City residents seem to be excited about celebrating Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Various gift items, including heart-shaped cushions, balloons, colourful teddy bears and customised heart-shaped cakes, can be seen adorning shops in the city.

Admn to take action for damage to BRTS lane grills

Admn to take action for damage to BRTS lane grills

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the basic infrastructure of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is yet to be completed, the local administration and the Municipal Corporation are worried about the perils to the existing one.

Police accused of implicating workers in false cases

Police accused of implicating workers in false cases

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

TARN TARAN: Accusing the police of implicating workers of political parties in false cases, members of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) staged a dharna in front of the SSP’s office here today.

MS of GND Hospital proceeds on leave

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The medical superintendent of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Dr HS Sohal, has proceeded on leave. Recently, the faculty of the hospital boycotted the medical services as well as classes to register their protest against the frequent surprise checks by Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla at the hospital.

MC planning to issue notices to ineligible hotels

MC planning to issue notices to ineligible hotels

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Municipal Corporation officials are planning to issue showcause notices to at least 46 hotels out of 214 that had applied for regularisation of their establishments under the one-time settlement policy introduced in 2016.

Swachhta Abhiyan: Civic body honours biz establishments

Swachhta Abhiyan: Civic body honours biz establishments

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, organised an event to honour hotels, hospitals, schools and market associations for keeping their premises clean here today.

Trader robbed of car at gunpoint

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Four miscreants took away a car, Rs 2.85 lakh in cash and cellphones from a local trader at gunpoint near Jandiala Guru here yesterday. The cash and cellphones were in the car.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Protest turns into commuters’ nightmare

Protest turns into commuters’ nightmare

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Commuters had a harrowing time today due to the protest march by contractual thermal employees in the city. Initially they held a march and later staged a protest at Fire Brigade Chowk by blocking the Mall Road. Thereafter, they went back marching by blocking the road from where they passed.

Manpreet announces Rs 22 crore for civic works

Manpreet announces Rs 22 crore for civic works

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today instructed Municipal Commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal to conduct a probe into the working of Triveni Engineer and Construction company, which has been given the Rs 288 crore water supply and sewerage project in the city.

MCB to issue Rs 500 challan for urinating in open

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: To curb open urinating in the city, the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, (MCB) has started a drive to issue a challan of Rs 500 each to the violators.

Govt increases bus fare, residents annoyed

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: After coming to power, in just 11 months, the Captain Amarinder Singh government has increased the bus fare twice. On June 1, 2017, it had increased the fare by 3 to 6 paisa per km.

Principal shifted after teachers’ stir over conduct

Principal shifted after teachers’ stir over conduct

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BARNALA: Alleging misbehaviour by school principal, teachers of Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Tapa, along with students, staged a protest this morning.

Killing of geese goes viral, officials swing into actionFARIDKOT WETLAND

Killing of geese goes viral, officials swing into action

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

FARIDKOT: The alleged poaching of some migratory birds, Greylag geese, in the wetland across Rajathan feeder-Sirhind feeder canals, near Machaki Mal Singh village in Faridkot on Saturday evening, caught Forest Department officials napping.

Digital payment takes toll on Sasti Roti business

Digital payment takes toll on Sasti Roti business

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: To propagate the digital mode of payment in the city, Red Cross Society (RCS) has installed swipe machine at Sasti Roti, a facility where poor may have meals at Rs 10. However, it seems to have a negative effect, as the number of people availing the facility has taken a hit.

BJP demands action against ‘goonda tax’ at refinery

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Bathinda urban unit today has demanded the state government to take action against the accused involved in the “goonda tax” collection at the refinery.

Akali Dal, BJP workers clash in Bhagta Bhaika

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: A clash took place between Akali workers and AAP workers at Bhagta Bhaika here today. Members of both parties were injured and booked in the Civil Hospital and the Diyalpura police today registered cross case in this matter.

MCB plans to keep tab on cleanliness through app

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The Local Bodies Department is planning to keep a tab on the cleanliness of the city through mobile application, which the department is set to start soon in the coming days.

Workshop on early detection of childhood cancer

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: To ensure early detection and treatment of children affected with cancer in the state, a two-day training workshop on ‘Practical Paediatric Oncology’ culminated here at Advanced Cancer Institute, Bathinda, on Saturday.

Police accused of not taking action against culpritMAN ATTEMPTS WIFE’S MURDER

Police accused of not taking action against culprit

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: A woman of Talwandi Sabo today accused the Talwandi Sabo police of not taking action against her husband, who allegedly assaulted her with a sharp-edged weapon and attempted to kill her by throwing her from the roof of the house.

Boy steals father’s gun

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: A student of Class IX today stole a double-barrel gun and cartridges of his father and left the home. Interestingly, the father lodged a complaint at the Balianwali police station and the police have booked the boy under Section 380 of the IPC.

5-day job fair at MRSPTU from today

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, will organise a second state-level Mega Job Fair on its campus from February 20 to 24.

BRIEFLY

Student assaulted by teacher

20 Feb 2018 | 12:50 AM

Bathinda: A student was allegedly assaulted by his teacher at a private school situated in Veer Colony. The parents have demanded suspension of the teacher from the school management.

Jewellery worth Rs 8 lakh, cash stolen

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: Unidentified men today stole gold jewellery worth Rs 8 lakh and Rs 1.5 lakh in cash from a house by breaking the locks in the Namdev road area.

Three arrested with drugs

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

Malout: The police on Sunday nabbed two persons with 440 habit-forming pills.

Mansa village all set to get herbal park

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: Forest, Wildlife Preservation, Printing, Stationary, Schedule Castes and Backward Classes Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot today visited Dhaipi village of Mansa near Bhikhi where he made important announcements for the overall development of the area.

Short film on DLSA activities under way

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: Dr Mandeep Mittal, CJM/Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Bathinda, has said “A Shoot for Legal Awareness” in the form of a short film is being prepared on the activities of the District Legal Services Authority, Bathinda.

Cultural events mark SSD Girls College’s golden jubilee

Cultural events mark SSD Girls College’s golden jubilee

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: SSD Girls’ College celebrated its golden jubilee and organised a cultural programme to mark the occasion.

Broken roads become a nightmare for commuters

Broken roads become a nightmare for commuters

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: Bad roads have become a nuisance for commuters in the city.

None booked yet in car loot case

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: The police are yet to book anyone in connection with loot of a Swift Dzire car near the Nehianwala police station on the Bathinda-Goniana road.

Sewage overflow outside DAC irks residents

Sewage overflow outside DAC irks residents

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: Sewage overflow and garbage outside the District Administration Complex (DAC) near Ambedkar Chowk for the last one month has become an eyesore for city residents.

Suicide note blames in-laws for death

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: The Canal Colony police today found a suicide note of Jasbir Singh, a resident of Gopal Nagar, who ended his life yesterday by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his home.

Dept to launch injectable contraceptive programme

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: Aimed at strengthening the family planning programme in the state, the Health Department is ready to launch an injectable contraceptive programme christened as ‘Antara’ from this year.

Dangling wires pose a threat to lives

Dangling wires pose a threat to lives

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: Loosely hanging overhead cables and wires at major junctions and roadsides in the city are posing a serious threat to both motorists and pedestrians.

FUND CRUNCH

Medical college claims Rs 5 cr in dormant bank A/Cs

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

FARIDKOT: After getting more than 45 new post-graduate (PG) course seats in different departments this academic session, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital (GGSMCH), a constituent medical college of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), is trying hard to upgrade its faculty and college infrastructure.

ETT teachers want disbursal of salaries pending for 3 months

ETT teachers want disbursal of salaries pending for 3 months

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: ETT teachers of the district, who have not not been paid salaries for the past three months, met ADC Shena Aggarwal and submitted a memorandum of demands to her.

All is not well with district Congress

All is not well with district Congress

19 Feb 2018 | 1:35 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who has been facing protests by the GNDTP employees and staff of various other government departments, is now facing another challenge in the form of factionalism in the District Congress Committee.

SNIPPETS

Fire at Dera Premi’s house

19 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

Barnala: A fire broke out at the house of a Dera Sacha Sauda follower at Sandhu Patti of Barnala city in the wee hours on Sunday.

Material worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Miscreants decamp with materials worth Rs 2.5 lakh from a garment shop situated in Rama Mandi yesterday.

Two booked for fraud

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The cantonment police and NRI police station in Bathinda today claimed to have busted a fake company cheating people on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Four suicides reported in dist

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Four persons committed suicide in different parts of the district over the last 24 hours.

Police pickets fail to serve purpose

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The police had set up close to three dozen pickets in and around the city to control crime, but 12 of these pickets are non-functional.

28-kg marijuana seized, 2 held

28-kg marijuana seized, 2 held

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The GRP police arrested two persons and seized 28 kg of marijuana from their possession in two separate cases in Mansa.

Show-cause notices issued to schools over dropout cases

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Pulling up its socks to ensure higher enrolment in government schools and focus especially on the admission of female students, dropout and out of schools children, the Director-General of School Education has begun bringing the schools to book over dropout cases.

Ex-soldiers to work as guardians of state welfare schemes

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

MALOUT: Ex-servicemen will now check the implementation of the social welfare schemes at the grassroots level and would then provide a feedback to the state government.

Swachhta Survey over, city stinks again

Swachhta Survey over, city stinks again

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda may have performed well in the Swachhta Survey 2018 which was conducted in the city earlier this year, but it has sure adopted a laidback attitude towards cleanliness in the city now.

AAP wants power supply restored to waterworks

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

MALOUT: Demanding the immediate restoration of power supply to the local waterworks, AAP workers staged a protest outside the PSPCL office here today.

Man sets up smart class at govt school on his own

Man sets up smart class at govt school on his own

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: An idea can change your life, it is said and rightly so.

Man arrested on molestation charge

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: A man has been arrested while two others booked for allegedly molesting a college student.

Give us three months to solve civic issues: Manpreet to residents

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today asked residents of Ward No. 1 to give him 90 days’ time to address their problems of lack of basic civic amenities.

GNDTP staff show black flags to Finance Minister

GNDTP staff show black flags to Finance Minister

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Regular employees of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant today showed black flags to Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal as the latter was holding public meetings in the city.

Clerk gets 4-year jail in bribery case

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

Bathinda: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Kawaljeet Singh Bajwa on Friday sentenced four-year imprisonment to and Rs 10,000 fine on Vinay Kumar, a clerk with the Municipal Corporation.

‘Mashal March’ to attract students to govt schools

‘Mashal March’ to attract students to govt schools

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

FARIDKOT: To increase the enrolment of students in government schools, from pre-nursery classes to Class XII, the Education Department and the district administration today organised a “Mashal March”.

Showcause notices to schools over dropout cases

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: Pulling up its socks to ensure higher enrolment in government schools and focus especially on the admission of female students, dropout and out of schools children, the Director-General of School Education has begun bringing the schools to book over dropout cases.

PRTC told to end dispute between bus operators over route

PRTC told to end dispute between bus operators over route

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: To end a dispute between private bus operators over the issue of new timetable for buses on the Rama-Rampura Phul route, the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC), on the directions of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA), held a meeting with private bus operators and made appropriate changes in the timetable with their consensus.

Police fail to find clue in Rs 5-lakh theft case

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The police have failed to find any clue on the Wednesday night Rs 5 lakh theft incident that took place on Bathinda-Goniana Road near Pukhraj cinema.

Swachh Faridkot campaign starts with public education

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

FARIDKOT: The district administration has organised a seminar at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, urging the people to use the organic matter in the trash to produce rich topsoil for the plants and kitchen gardening.

5 school vans, 10 autos impounded

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) secretary today launched a drive against overloaded school buses, vans and auto-rickshaws plying in the city.

Power supply to waterworks in Malout discontinued again

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

MALOUT: Residents of Malout town are once again in a trouble as the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited authorities again discontinued the power supply to the waterworks for non-payment of bills amounting to Rs 4 crore last evening.

5 snatchings, 2 thefts reported

5 snatchings, 2 thefts reported

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: Five incidents of snatching and two thefts have been reported in the past 24 hours.

FAKE BAIL BONDS

Police to apply for cancellation

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police will verify the documents submitted in the court to fill the bail bonds by the accused arrested by the CIA-2 wing of Bathinda police yesterday.

Police seek cancellation of 254 passports

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police today wrote a letter to the Regional Passport Office, Chandigarh, to cancel the 254 lost passports as there was chance of their misuse.

Maur blast: Arrest warrants sought

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police today filed an application in the Talwandi Sabo court to issue arrest warrants for Gurtej Singh Kala and Amrik Singh who have been booked by the police in the Maur blast case.

A-C market to get new lease of life

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The A-C market located near the Fire Brigade Station is all set to get a new lease of life as the air-conditioning plant of the market may become functional again by April.

PSEB staff hold convention

PSEB staff hold convention

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: On a call given by the PSEB Employees Joint Forum Punjab, members of the forum held a convention of West Zone at Teachers’ Home here today.

Anganwari workers to gherao Manpreet, wife

Anganwari workers to gherao Manpreet, wife

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Staging a protest outside the office of Finance Minister Manpreet Badal for 19th consecutive day today, Anganwari workers threatened that they would begin gherao of the minister as well as his wife Veenu Badal at all the public functions and meetings in the district.

Gang furnishing fake bail bonds busted, 3 held

Gang furnishing fake bail bonds busted, 3 held

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: In a major breakthrough, the CIA-2 wing of the Bathinda police has busted a three-member gang for furnishing fake bail bonds in a local court.

New timetable: Pvt bus operators annoyed

New timetable: Pvt bus operators annoyed

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: High drama prevailed at the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) office here today as private bus operators converged there over the issue of new time table for buses on the Rama-Rampura Phul route.

SNIPPETS

Man kills self, wife arrested

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

Bathinda: The Diyalpura police on Thursday arrested a woman as her husband committed suicide by consuming poison.

I-T action on defaulters

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

Bathinda: The Income Tax Department has decided to launch a crackdown on tax evaders in the district.

Online marking of Class X, XII PSEB exams

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

FARIDKOT: To enhance standards of marking system in school board exams and increase operational efficiency, School Education Department in the state is adopting a new online marking system for Class X and XII examinations of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB).

Remove encroachments from village ponds, orders Mansa DC

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Mansa Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta today ordered immediate removal of all encroachments on village ponds in the district.

Car seized during encounter of gangsters identified

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: A Swift car recovered by the Punjab Police from Hindu Kotmall village in Shri Ganganagar district (Rajasthan) during the encounter of notorious gangsters Vicky Gounder, Prema Lahoria and Sawinder Singh, was today identified by Rajinder Singh, SDO of Powercom as he was owner of the car.

Month on, city labs continue to function sans PG pathologist

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: It has been more than a month now since the apex court directed that only a qualified and registered pathologist with a postgraduate qualification in pathology can countersign on the pathology report of any patient.

Death at Pinjore: Kin perform last rites

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: A pall of gloom descended on Rampura village in the Maur sub-division following the death of Puneet Kaur (28), who was killed in an accident near the Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, yesterday, as her hair got entangled in a go-kart while taking a ride.

Outsiders beat up student at govt college

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Some outsiders beat up a student of Government Rajindra College this afternoon.

Contractual staff launch ‘CM Se Milao, Inaam Pao’ scheme

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Employees working in various government departments on contractual basis today announced their unusual ‘CM se Milao, Inaam Pao’ scheme saying anyone who fixes their meeting with the Chief Minister or the AICC president will be given a special prize.

One booked for stealing revolver

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-2 wing of the Bathinda police today arrested a person with .32 revolver, which was allegedly stolen by the accused to kill his relative.

Laavan Phere cast visits city for promotion

Laavan Phere cast visits city for promotion

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Already creating a buzz with its official trailer, Punjabi movie “Laavan Phere” star cast Roshan Prince, Rubina Bajwa, Malkeet Rauni, Nisha Bano and debutant producer Karamjit Anmol visited the city today.

No arrest in suicide case of Cong leader

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The city police have failed to arrest any accused in connection with a woman Congress leader’s suicide in Gopal Nagar.

CIRCLE STYLE KABADDI TOURNAMENT

Akal College of Physical Education bags first position

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The closing ceremony of the ongoing three-day Circle Style Kabaddi Tournament was held at DAV College Bathinda.

City doc wins prize in marathon

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The first Sai International Marathon, Shirdi, was organised by the Run Buddies Club at Shirdi in Pune (Maharashtra) recently.

New FOB at rly station to open on Feb 18

New FOB at rly station to open on Feb 18

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Passengers at the city railway station will get some relief soon as the railways has decided to throw open the new foot overbridge (FOB) on February 18.

MCB flouts Act by not calling general house meeting

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: More than four months have passed since the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) called a general house meeting.

Malout MC bypoll on Feb 24

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

Malout: The bypoll for Ward Number 15 in the Malout Municipal Council will be held on February 24.

JE arrested for firing at wife, son

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The Canal Colony police on Wednesday arrested Pawan Kumar Garg, a junior engineer (JE) with the Powercom, who was booked by the police for allegedly firing at his wife and son by his licensed revolver at Gopal Nagar.

Newly installed dustbins stolen, damaged again

Newly installed dustbins stolen, damaged again

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The dustbins installed by the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, at Paras Ram Nagar, cloth market and Goniana road have been either stolen or damaged.

Rs 5 lakh stolen from car

Rs 5 lakh stolen from car

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Unidentified persons today stole Rs 5 lakh cash from Fortuner car (PB03-AE-0077) by breaking the window pane of the middle seat.

Kin protest after woman crushed under school bus

Kin protest after woman crushed under school bus

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Maur town today staged a protest on the Bathinda-Mansa road after the death of a woman who was crushed under a school bus.

Overbridge opens, accident on Day 1

Overbridge opens, accident on Day 1

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The much-awaited Rampura-Phul railway overbridge (ROB) was partially opened to traffic from both sides today, bringing in relief to the commuters on the Bathinda-Chandigarh highway.

MC to earn Rs 5 crore by sale of land

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, (MCB) is planning to give its 4.5 acre land to Cargill private company at a cost of Rs 5 crore to finance its door-to-door collection of garbage scheme in the city.

SNIPPETS

Resident duped of Rs 6 lakh

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

MALOUT POLICE:Bathinda: A resident of Swach Kamalu village has been duped of Rs 6 lakh in an immigration fraud.

One arrested with 8 boxes of liquor

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BARNALA: The Rureke Kalan police have registered a case against a Bhaini Jassa village resident after confiscating eight boxes of smuggled liquor last night.

Meet on energy conservation building code from tomorrow

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: A two-day capacity building training programme on Punjab Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) will be held on February 15 and 16 at the Department of Architecture, Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET), a constituent of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU).

Inter-school youth fair organised

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Aiming to bring the present generation closer to their cultural and historical roots, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle today organised an inter-school youth fair at Guru Nanak Dev Senior Secondary School, Bathinda.

Two more snatching cases registered

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Snatching and theft incidents are on the rise in the city with two snatching and three theft incidents being registered in the last 24 hours.

e-certificates: 12 schools issued show-cause notice

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The District Education Office has served show-cause notices to the heads of as many as 12 schools of the district for not submitting e-certificate of their schools on the e-Punjab portal.

Woman commits suicide, 4 booked

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: A Congress Sewa Dal member distressed over some monetary dispute, ended her life by consuming a poisonous substance at Gopal Nagar here.

AAP MLA gets married

AAP MLA gets married

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Bhadaur, Pirmal Singh, along with his wife Jagbir Kaur, partake of langar at a local gurdwara after a simple wedding in Faridkot on Tuesday.

Amrit pharmacy a boon for patients

Amrit pharmacy a boon for patients

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (Amrit) pharmacy is proving to be a boon for cancer patients.

ENCROACHMENT

Show-cause notice issued to councillor

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Municipal Commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal has issued show-cause notice to the councillor from Ward Number 11, Harjinder Shinda, over illegally encroaching on a house in the Model Town area of the city.

Malout police inaccessible through landline

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

MALOUT: If a person witnesses a crime or meets with a road accident, the first thing he/she instinctively does is to make a phone call to the police.

TRIBUNE IMPACT

Education Department withdraws list of holidays

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

FARIDKOT: Ending confusion about the holiday entitlement of the government school teachers, the School Education Department today withdrew its recently issued list of local and restricted holidays.

MGNREGA workers approach DC over not getting wages

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Workers who have not been paid wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme have approached the Bathinda Deputy Commissioner to look into their complaint.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Thieves strike big at Saketri temple

Thieves strike big at Saketri temple

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: Thieves targeted the historic Shiva temple at Saketri on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday and decamped with jewellery, ornaments and some other articles of worship worth over Rs 30 lakh.

3 held with Rs 1.05 cr in old currency

3 held with Rs 1.05 cr in old currency

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

KHARAR: The CIA staff, Kharar, arrested three persons and recovered Rs 1.05 crore in old currency from them today.

Teen gets 7 years in jail for raping minor

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sentenced an 18-year-old boy to seven-year imprisonment for raping a minor.

Fire engulfs Sec 22 photo lab, spreads panic

Fire engulfs Sec 22 photo lab, spreads panic

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panic gripped the mobile market in Sector 22-C when a fire incident occurred in a photo lab this evening.

No lessons learnt by MC

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation has failed to learn lessons from its past experience in the mobile market in Sector 22 where fire incidents have become a norm.

Of 10 FIRs, SIT got sanction in only 2 to slap sedition chargePANCHKULA VIOLENCE

Of 10 FIRs, SIT got sanction in only 2 to slap sedition charge

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: The Haryana Government, which is facing criticism after a local court dropped the sedition charge against 53 accused in the dera violence case in the absence of prosecution sanction, has given prosecution sanction in only two FIRs to slap the sedition charge on dera followers.

Labourer dies, friend injured as bike skids

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: A labourer was killed and another injured seriously in a road accident near Aero City, Sector 82, here today.

MC to frame new guidelines for community centre membership

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation (MC) is going to frame fresh guidelines for membership of community centres in the city.

Gold chains snatched from 2 elderly women

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four more snatching incidents were reported from the city today.

Met Dept predicts hot weather for two days

Met Dept predicts hot weather for two days

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Chandigarh, has predicted hot weather for the next two to three days in the city.

Badnore reviews addl water supply project

Badnore reviews addl water supply project

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Administrator and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore today visited Jandpur and Kajauli water works in Mohali to review the progress of the city additional water supply project.

Short of attendance? PU frames rules for admission

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) is all set to remove confusion over promotion to the next semester in case a person is short of attendance.

Int’l fellowship begins at PGIMER

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:The School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh is organising the 7th International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) from February 19 to 23 in collaboration with the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; World Health Organization; National Health Systems Resource Centre; Centre for Health Economics, University of York, United Kingdom; and Imperial College, London.

Syndicate to decide on re-evaluation for MBBS students

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Syndicate, which is the governing body of the university, will take a final call on re-evaluation for MBBS students of the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

SFS opposes GST on canteen bills

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students for Society (SFS) today submitted a memorandum against the imposition of the GST on mess and canteen bills and regarding the payment of pending salaries to workers coming under ambit of the hostel funds.

PU transgender student to join Canadian PM for dinner

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dhananjay Chauhan, a transgender student of the Department of Human Rights and Duties, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, has been invited by Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India, to a dinner-reception celebrating Canada-India ties on the occasion of the visit of Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, on February 22, at the residence of the High Commissioner of Canada.

1968 passouts of PU chemistry department recall their journey

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: MSc (Hons School), Chemistry, 1968 batch alumni (CHEM-68) met in the chemistry department, PU, today to celebrate their Golden Jubilee.

UPA, NDA govts responsible for not implementing post-Sachar report: Prof Kundu

UPA, NDA govts responsible for not implementing post-Sachar report: Prof Kundu

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: “Both UPA and NDA governments are responsible for not implementing my report on Post-Sachar Evaluation Committee recommendations for the uplift of Muslims,” said Prof Amitabh Kundu, distinguished fellow at the Research and Information System for Non-Aligned Countries and formerly with the Centre for Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Students attend workshop on research publication

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

Mohali: Rayat Bahra University (RBU) conducted a workshop in collaboration with PGGC, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on ‘Writing research publication and proposal’ here today in which a large number of graduate and postgraduate students and faculty members participated.

FEEDBACK

Take no stress, wait for your time

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

Everybody in the world is under stress due to one reason or another.

e-rickshaws flagged off on Pbi varsity campus

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: The Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Prof BS Ghuman, today flagged off a fleet of 10 e-rickshaws on the campus.

GCG-42 student’s kin doubt suicide theory, seek probe

GCG-42 student’s kin doubt suicide theory, seek probe

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after a 19-year-old BCA-II student of the PGGCG-42 was found hanging in her hostel room on the college campus, her family today alleged foul play in the incident.

Musical comedy at play

Musical comedy at play

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Khela Natya Sansthan presented a dramatised version of Munshi Prem Chand’s classic, ‘Koi dukh na ho toh bakri kharid lo’ at the TFT drama festival under way at Navrang Theatre here today.

Drive against encroachments in Panchkula from today

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), along with the district administration and the Municipal Corporation, will start a special joint enforcement drive tomorrow to remove encroachments in the town.

Defaulters in Zirakpur to lose power connection

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

ZIRAKPUR: To discipline defaulters and recover dues, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is going to launch a massive drive in the town.

Zirakpur mishap: Truck driver yet to be traced

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The police failed to trace the accused driver of the truck that collided with a Santro car near the Chhat traffic lights on Saturday night.

P’kula MC passes Budget of Rs 112.92 cr for 2018-19

P’kula MC passes Budget of Rs 112.92 cr for 2018-19

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: The Municipal Corporation, Panchkula, passed a Budget of Rs 112.92 crore for the financial year 2018-19 during a meeting at the Red Bishop complex, Sector 1, today.

Teachers seek regular jobs

Teachers seek regular jobs

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: Demanding regularisation of their services, members of the 5178 Master Cadre Union, Punjab, staged a protest in front of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) office, Phase VIII, here today.

Mohali MC passes Rs9-cr development works

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: For the development of the town, the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Mohali Municipal Corporation gave its nod to various works of around Rs 9 crore here today.

Portion of road caves in at Mohali

Portion of road caves in at Mohali

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: A stretch of a road caved in today due to an overloaded truck, which was carrying gravel, in Phase IX here today.

HCS (Judicial) paper leak: Court denies bail to HC ex-Registrar

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today dismissed the bail plea of Balwinder Kumar Sharma, former Registrar (Recruitment), Punjab and Haryana High Court, in the HCS judicial paper leak case.

ED sleuths conduct search at Gitanjali outlet at Kharar mall

ED sleuths conduct search at Gitanjali outlet at Kharar mall

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: A team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) today conducted a search at the outlet of Gitanjali Group in Central Store of VR Punjab Mall in Kharar in connection with the PNB scam. A 5-member team of the ED sleuths reached the mall at 4 pm.

Ex-serviceman murdered

Ex-serviceman murdered

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: Darshan Singh, a 55-year-old ex-serviceman, was allegedly murdered by two unidentified persons at his residence in Gazipur village in Samana.

Bus fare hiked by 2 paise per km

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: The Punjab government has hiked the fares of ordinary and air-conditioned buses by 2 paise per km from February 17.

Drive against child beggars kicks off

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: In an effort towards making the city free of child beggary, a 200-km walk is being organised in the city.

BRIFFLY

Man arrested in drug case

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh: The UT police arrested a Bathinda resident in an NDPS case. Gurpreet, alias Aman, was arrested from Sector 43 on Sunday after he was found possessing 7.9-gram of drugs.

Traffic congestion at Fountain Chowk irks commuters

Traffic congestion at Fountain Chowk irks commuters

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: The traffic police are finding it difficult to ensure smooth flow of traffic at Fountain Chowk, one of the busiest intersections in the city, during peak hours.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Have your say

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

I want to draw the attention of the authorities concerned towards the problem faced by people on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway.

Anita Sharma to head city Cong women wing

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

Chandigarh: Anita Sharma has been appointed as the new president of the Chandigarh Mahila Pradesh Congress.

ETO SUICIDE CASE

Three acquitted of giving false info

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: In the ETO Ranjit Singh suicide case, a local court today found Rajinder Gopi, Paramjit Singh and Rajiv Sood, who were accused of giving wrong information (Section 182 of the IPC), not guilty.

Youth’s death: Viscera, blood samples sent for examination

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

LALRU: To determine the cause of death, the police today sent blood samples and viscera of 23-year-old Gurdeep Singh to the Kharar lab for examination.

Two booked on assault charge

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Dhakoli police yesterday booked two persons on the charge of assault.

Girl among two arrested with intoxicants

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Baltana police yesterday arrested two persons, including a girl, with intoxicant tablets and five injections.

Two booked in tea vendor’s murder case

Two booked in tea vendor’s murder case

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: A day after the murder of 27-years-old tea vendor of Bhainsa Tibba village, the Panchkula police today booked two persons.

Man kills girlfriend’s mother over money

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: A man allegedly murdered his girlfriend’s mother and threw her body in the Bhakra canal over money.

Two injured as bike rams into stationary truck

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

DERA BASSI: Two brothers sustained injuries after their bike rammed into a stationary truck on the Dera Bassi-Barwala stretch on Saturday night.

34-yr-old painter electrocuted

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

LALRU: A 34-year-old painter reportedly electrocuted after coming in contact with live wires here today.

21-year-old dies in road mishap

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

LALRU: A 21-year-old youth was killed after his bike skidded off in order to save cattle which suddenly came in front of him on the Ambala-Chandigarh stretch here last night.

Two injured in assault cases

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: Two persons were injured in two separate cases of assault in Nayagaon.

Nigerian, two others arrested with heroin

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: A team of the Special Task Force, Mohali, arrested three drug peddlers, including a Nigerian, along with 150-gram heroin here today.

Labourer held with pistol, cartridge

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police yesterday arrested a 21-year-old youth and recovered a .315 bore country-made pistol with a live round in Balongi.

Nothing less than a win: Sukhdev

Nothing less than a win: Sukhdev

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA:Minerva Punjab FC defender Sukhdev Singh is eager to face Gokulam Kerala FC in a crucial I-League tie at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3.

ESPNCricinfo awards for Harmanpreet, Yuzvendra

ESPNCricinfo awards for Harmanpreet, Yuzvendra

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

NEW DELHI:Harmanpreet Kaur's swashbuckling show at the World Cup fetched her the women's batting performance of the year honour, while wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were recognised for their stupendous run among the men in the the ESPNCricinfo annual Awards.

Alok to play in PSPB tourney

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PUNE:Country's top cueists, including Pankaj Advani and Adiya Mehta, would take part in the 14th PSPB Inter Unit Billiards and Snooker Tournament here from tomorrow.

MCM girls claim third position

MCM girls claim third position

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:MCM DAV College Club, Sector 36, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, by six wickets to finish third in the Senior State Women's Championship for Dr KBS Dhillon Trophy at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45.

City gymnast Pankhuri shines

City gymnast Pankhuri shines

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: City gymnast Pankhuri Rathore won the bronze medal in the artistic individual floor event at 55th Senior Nationals held in Mohali.

Wrestling trials on Feb 20, swimming on Feb 21BRIFFLY

Wrestling trials on Feb 20, swimming on Feb 21

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

Chandigarh: The UT Sports Department will organise trials to select the civil services swimming squad at the Sector 23 all-weather swimming pool on February 21.

PU transgender student to join Canadian PM for dinner

19 Feb 2018 | 8:19 PM

CHANDIGARH:A transgender student of Punjab University (PU) here has been invited to a dinner with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday in New Delhi.

PU transgender student to join Canadian PM for dinner

PU transgender student to join Canadian PM for dinner

19 Feb 2018 | 7:17 PM

CHANDIGARH:A transgender student of Punjab University (PU) here has been invited to a dinner with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday in New Delhi.

Thieves steal idols, jewellery worth lakhs from Saketri temple

Thieves steal idols, jewellery worth lakhs from Saketri temple

19 Feb 2018 | 11:09 AM

PANCHKULA: Thieves target Shiv Temple in Saketri in Panchkula district and stole the idols of the Lord, gold and silver jewellery and some other articles of worship on Sunday night.

BRIEFLY

International conference ends

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

Chandigarh: The three-day International Conference on Olympism: Global Innovation Forum for Humanity and Sustainable Development from Ancient Olympia to India, Tokyo 2020 & Beyond, concluded on Saturday, at Dev Samaj College, Sector 36.

PROF RANDHIR SINGH MEMORIAL LECTURE

Experts dwell upon nationalism, Marxism

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

PATIALA:The Federation of Socialism, Patiala, organised the Prof Randhir Singh Memorial Lecture on Marxism and nationalism at Prabhat Parvana Memorial Trade Union Centre here today.

All-India mushaira on February 25

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

PATIALA:New Mehak Cultural Forum will organise an all-India mushaira in memory of the late Prof Hans Raj, an Urdu scholar and freedom fighter, here on February 25.

Sheesh Mahal geared up to host Heritage & Saras Mela

Sheesh Mahal geared up to host Heritage & Saras Mela

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

PATIALA:Sheesh Mahal is all set to host the Heritage and Saras (Sales of Articles of Rural Artisans Society) Mela, which is being organised after a gap of 11 years.

No sewerage, poor roads add to woes of Nabha residents

No sewerage, poor roads add to woes of Nabha residents

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

NABHA:Residents of the town are facing a tough time in the absence of sewerage system as sewage overflows on roads, leading to unhygienic conditions.

Over 63,000 students get uniforms in dist

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

PATIALA:The district administration has provided uniforms to 63,459 students studying in government schools under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan during 2017-18.

Punjabi University seeks bailout package of  Rs 300 cr

Punjabi University seeks bailout package of Rs 300 cr

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

PATIALA:The growing financial liabilities and adoption of the 7th Pay Commission by the University Grants Commission have become a cause of concern for Punjabi University, which is reeling under a financial crisis.

FOSWAC blames MC over vendors Act

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:The members of the FOSWAC blamed the Municipal Corporation for its failure to implement the vendor's act.

Political leaders cry foul over amendments to MC Act

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the administration has published the draft notification for making amendments in the Punjab Municipal Corporation law Act 1994 extended in Chandigarh, the leaders of the political parties raised questions over not including Mayor -in -council.

Builders penalised for delay in possession

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab State Consumer Commission has directed a Mohali and Amritsar-based builder to pay over Rs 33 lakh for not giving possession in the promised time.

Mitali announces retirement, to focus on coaching

Mitali announces retirement, to focus on coaching

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Jammu girl Mitali is a rare example of a gymnast and a coach rolled into one.

Ravi to play in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Local lad Ravi Bhardwaj will represent the nation in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers, at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, from February 23.

Railways, West Bengal gymnasts bag overall titles

Railways, West Bengal gymnasts bag overall titles

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Railways men and West Bengal women were declared overall champions in the 55th Senior Artistic Gymnastics National Championship.

Staff crunch leaves patients at receiving end  in Mohali hospital

Staff crunch leaves patients at receiving end in Mohali hospital

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

MOHALI:The Civil Hospital in Phase VI, Mohali, is struggling to manage the rush of patients due to staff crunch.

CONSTRUCTION OF UNDERPASS

Road from Matka Chowk to Sec 16/17 lights to be shut

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:The road from Matka Chowk to the Sector 16/17 light point to will be closed for three months due to the construction of the second phase of a pedestrian underpass connecting Sector 17 with the Rose Garden.

For panacea to ailing healthcare system, plug loopholesOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

For panacea to ailing healthcare system, plug loopholes

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

DR BHARAT:We must understand that quality can only be provided if the ratio of health workers increases in proportion to the increase in population.

Cell phone snatched from cyclist

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two motorcycle-borne miscreants sped awayafter snatching a mobile phone from a cyclist here this evening.

Cops get clues about location of missing girls

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

MOHALI:The police got clues about the location of two of the four girls who had gone missing from Mataur village.

Theft incident reported

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

Chandigarh: A theft incident was reported at the Industrial Area here. According to the police, complainant Parveen Kumar reported that some unknown person had stolen two nitrogen cylinders, three steel drums and one copper drum from Plot No. 181/33, Phase I, Industrial Area.

MC poll: Keen contest between Cong, SAD

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: There will be a keen contest between the Congress and SAD candidates in the Ward No. 10 of Municipal Council Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib during the civic elections which are scheduled to be held on February 24.

Cyclist dies in hit-and-run

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

MOHALI:A cyclist died in a hit-and-run incident near Bhago Majra village, here, today.

Three women held for murder

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

LALRU:The police here this evening arrested three women in connection with the murder of 45-year-old Santosh Rani, who died under mysterious circumstances at Lalru Mandi village on Friday morning.

Man held on charge of bid to murder

Man held on charge of bid to murder

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali police arrested a devotee at a local gurdwara on the charge of attempt to murder after he inflicted a deep cut on the forearm of another person with a double-edged sword and injured two others here today.

Fire breaks out at power grid

Fire breaks out at power grid

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

DERA BASSI:Power supply to Dera Bassi and nearby areas was adversely affected after a fire broke out at one of the power panels of the Saidpura power grid here this evening.

GMADA to spend  Rs 6 crore on roads in new sectors

GMADA to spend Rs 6 crore on roads in new sectors

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

MOHALI:The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided to spend Rs 6 crore on road infrastructure in Sectors 76 to 80 here.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Give way to ambulance

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

Every day, an extraordinary number of buses, cars, rickshaws and motorcycles manage to squeeze onto Chandigarh’s busy roads and turn into a chaos.

Man held for stalking, sexual harassment

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 35-year-old man who was in an inebriated condition was arrested for allegedly stalking and sexually harassing two women at IT Park here on Saturday.

Bashing time!REPORTER'S DIARY

Bashing time!

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

One of the officers of the UT Electricity Department termed the public hearing organised by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission on the tariff petition here last week as “lathmar Holi” for them.

5,139 driving licences recommended for suspension in 2017

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:A total of 5,139 driving licences (DLs) were recommended for suspension by the Chandigarh Traffic Police during 2017 for traffic violations, including drunken driving, red-light jumping, talking on mobile phone while driving and overspeeding.

UT to increase road tax on vehicles by 2%

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Transport Department of the UT Administration is considering increasing road tax on commercial and private vehicles.

NEW EXCISE POLICY

Number of liquor vends to go up

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:The number of liquor vends in the city is likely to increase as the Excise Department has started working on framing a new excise policy.

Online appointment for driving test soon

Online appointment for driving test soon

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:After the launch of the online appointment system in the Registration and the Licensing Authority, the Transport Department will start the system for driving test also.

Bankers, docs attend seminar on Budget

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:A seminar on “Analysis of Union Budget - 2018” was organised by the Chetna Manch at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, today.

Tribune Model SchoolSCHOOL NOTES

Tribune Model School

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

Chandigarh: To bid adieu to outgoing students of Class X and to wish them good luck, a farewell party was organised by the students of Class IX on the premises of Tribune Model School, Sector 29, Chandigarh.

Punjabi play ‘Pai Gya Puaada’ staged

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Department of Cultural Affairs and the Tagore Theatre Society presented a Punjabi comedy play, "Pai Gya Puaada", by the Aks Theatre Group, Abohar, as part of the Jaspal Bhatti Sunday Comedy Series at Tagore Theatre, here today.

PU teacher to present research paper in US

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Kewal Krishan, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, will be presenting a research paper at the 70th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) to be held at Seattle, Washington, US, from February 19 to February 24.

Asma Jahangir remembered

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Prof Chaman Lal, former president, Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA), said Asma was given the title of 'Lioness of Punjab' by people when she began her struggle against the dictatorial regime of Zia ul Haq at the young age of 20.

Docs didn't attend to Anil, claim boxing coach's kin

Docs didn't attend to Anil, claim boxing coach's kin

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anil Chauhan (53), a boxing coach with the Haryana Sports Department, was the only hope for his family.

PU to fill posts of DCDC, asst prof

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

Panjab University (PU) is all set to revive advertisement for the Dean College Development Council (DCDC).

HARASSMENT CASE

PU panel for action against complainant

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Panjab University (PU) committee has called for action against a woman professor and senator, who is the complainant against Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover in a sexual harassment case, for directly approaching Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.

Girl hangs self in hostel room

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 19-year-old BCA II student of the Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sector 42, reportedly committed suicide by hanging in her hostel room on the college campus this evening.

Open urination in P’kula MC limits to cost Rs 500

19 Feb 2018 | 1:41 AM

PANCHKULA:Cracking the whip on defaulters, who pee in the open in Panchkula, the civic body has started issuing challans.

Vendor killed ‘over rent’

19 Feb 2018 | 1:40 AM

PANCHKULA:A youth was murdered at Bhainsa Tibba village of Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula, tonight.

Dera Bassi MC chief resigns

19 Feb 2018 | 1:40 AM

DERA BASSI:The President of the Dera Bassi Municipal Council resigned from his post today.

ED sleuths raid Gitanjali counter at Elante mall

ED sleuths raid Gitanjali counter at Elante mall

19 Feb 2018 | 1:40 AM

CHANDIGARH:A team of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today raided the outlet of Gitanjali Group in Elante Mall in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

2 Zirakpur youths killed in accident

2 Zirakpur youths killed in accident

19 Feb 2018 | 1:40 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Two youths, who worked in a private firm, were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided with a speeding truck on the Patiala-Zirakpur road, near the Chhat traffic lights, today.

Court drops murder bid, sedition charges against all 53 accusedDERA VIOLENCE

Court drops murder bid, sedition charges against all 53 accused

19 Feb 2018 | 1:40 AM

PANCHKULA:In a major blow to the special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police investigating the case of violence in Panchkula after verdict against Sirsa dera chief on August 25 last year, the local court has dropped attempt to murder and sedition charges against all 53 accused.

Qualifier race for RAAM on Apr 7

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:The qualifier race for this year’s Race Across America (RAAM) — Shivalik Signature — will be held on April 7, the organisers said here today.

KBS girls log 64-run win

KBS girls log 64-run win

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH:An all-round effort helped KBS Dhillon Club beat Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 56, by 64 runs in the Senior State Cricket Championship for Dr KBS Dhillon Trophy here today.

Special Olympics: Bhavan boys  claim top spot

Special Olympics: Bhavan boys claim top spot

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, finished on top in the Special Olympics, organised by the Chandigarh Chapter at the Sector 7 Sports Complex here today.

Palak dominates mat on Day 2

Palak dominates mat on Day 2

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Palak Kaur Bijral of Jammu and Kashmir was adjudged the best all-round gymnast on the second day of the ongoing 24th Senior National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships at Sector 78 Sports here today.

BRIFFLY

Cardiologists assemble at PGI

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cardiologists, researchers and pathologists from across the country shared their experiences during the 15th annual conference of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR), Indian chapter, at the Bhargava auditorium in the PGIMER.

Shopkeeper attacked, robbed of Rs 5.71 lakh

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: A local trader was robbed by an unidentified person when the victim was returning home from his grocery shop last night.

In-laws booked for 45-yr-old woman’s death

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

LALRU: The Lalru police here on Saturday booked three women under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC in connection with the death of a 45-year-old woman, who died under mysterious circumstances at Lalru Mandi.

Taxi driver held on sodomy charge

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: A taxi driver of Jind district has been arrested for sodomising a 16-year-old boy from Jammu and Kashmir.

Another Mohali girl missing, this time from Madanpura

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Two days after four minor girls went missing under mysterious circumstances from Mataur village, a 17-year-old minor girl today went missing from Madanpura village.

Woman foils husband’s suicide bid

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A woman resident of Sector 48 foiled her husband’s suicide attempt today.

Medical practitioner accused of negligence

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) against a medical practitioner in Paragpur village near here.

Sector 38 resident jailed in drug case

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court sentenced a Sector 38 resident to two-year imprisonment in an NDPS case today.

Plea to shift AIT land scam case to another court

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: In the Amritsar Improvement Trust land scam case, the accused, except Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, have moved an application to transfer the case to the court of some other senior Additional District and Sessions Judge here.

SARPANCH’S MURDER

Court junks plea for shifting accused to jail in Punjab

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has rejected the plea of sarpanch murder case accused Manjeet Singh, alias Bobby, to be shifted out of the Chandigarh jail.

Man gets 1-year jail for carrying illegal weapon

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded one-year imprisonment to a Fatehgarh Sahib resident in an Arms Act case.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Open trenches pose threat

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

Every day, an extraordinary number of buses, cars, rickshaws and motorcycles manage to squeeze onto Chandigarh’s busy roads and turn into a chaos.

AAP protests bank frauds

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Volunteers of AAP Chandigarh protested against businessmen running from the country following huge debts on their names in Sector 19 here today.

BUNGLING OF FUNDS

Cong worker, ex-chief of Improvement Trust spar

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

NABHA: A war of words broke out between Congress leader Pankaj Pappu and ex-chairman of the Improvement Trust Gurtej Singh Dhillon as the former has demanded an inquiry into the bungling of funds in the construction of a park for morning walkers.

Play depicts senior citizens’ plight

Play depicts senior citizens’ plight

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: The Punjab and Sind Bank and North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, in collaboration with the Kalariti, Patiala, staged a Punjabi play, ‘Yeh Zindagi’, at Kalidasa Auditorium here.

Tale of brotherhood amid pangs of PartitionART & CULTURE

Tale of brotherhood amid pangs of Partition

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students from the Department of Television and Theatre, Punjabi University, Patiala, staged a Punjabi play, “Dharbi 1947”, during the TFT Drama Festival at Navrang Theatre in Bal Bhawan here today.

Liver, kidney recipient’s kin all praise for PGI docs, donor

Liver, kidney recipient’s kin all praise for PGI docs, donor

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The family of 46-year- old man from Pharala village near Phagwara, Naresh Kumar Bitti, who got a new lease of life following a first-ever simultaneous liver and kidney transplant, is full of gratitude for doctors at the PGI, Chandigarh.

Mohindra’s tea party for select councillors raises eyebrows

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: Minister for Health and Family Welfare Brahm Mohindra stirred a controversy when he held a meeting with only 26 Congress councillors, all from his Assembly segment of Patiala rural, who were recently elected in the Patiala Municipal Corporation.

Over 200 treated at medical camp

Over 200 treated at medical camp

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Over 200 persons, mostly from the economically weaker sections of society living in difficult areas that are deprived of even primary health services, were treated at a free medical camp.

SMS CHARGES

Not satisfied by MEA response, RTI activist writes to Modi

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: Perturbed by the unsatisfactory response given by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Munish Kumar, an RTI activist, has written to the MEA and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Learning Paths School, MohaliSCHOOL NOTES

Learning Paths School, Mohali

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

Mohali: Students of Class 12 (commerce) of Learning Paths School, Mohali, were conferred with awards for their achievements in academics, sports and co-curricular activities, on Friday.

National meet on business dynamics held at RBU

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Innovation is the key to competitive advantage in the corporate world today, stated Suman Bose, CEO-cum-MD of Siemens India Software Ltd.

Girl students to pay more for stay at Hostel No. 10

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Research scholars in girls’ Hostel No. 10, which is near completion, will get rooms with attached washrooms.

Varsity to grant equal status to UGC faculties

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) is all set to bring teachers appointed under the UGC-Faculty Recharge Programme (FRP) on par with the regular faculty.

PU Senate stamp on  inquiry panel membersSEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST VC

PU Senate stamp on inquiry panel members

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University (PU) Senate approved the names of the members of a committee formed to look into allegations of sexual harassment of a woman senator against Vice-Chancellor (VC) Arun Kumar Grover.

Institute told to pay Rs 3.50 lakh to student

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Having enrolled for BSc (Multimedia) at a city-based multimedia institute, a Patiala resident was offered diploma certificate at the end of two years.

Appointment of MC ombudsman proposed

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: As per the proposed amendment in the Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh), the UT Administrator will be able to appoint an ombudsman for the city MC.

Railway Minister Goyal meets officials in Delhi

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Delhi-Chandigarh semi-high speed rail project will soon be a reality.

Mayor: City to get addl water supply by April 30

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ahead of UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore’s visit to Jandpur and Kajauli waterworks near Morinda for checking the supply line on Monday, Mayor Davesh Moudgil has expressed confidence that they will bring the additional water supply to the city by April 30.

Cold response to pet dog registration drive

Cold response to pet dog registration drive

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: While the local Municipal Corporation had issued a public notice on October 30 last year asking dog owners in the district to register their pets within 30 days, only 341 pet dogs have been registered so far.

Hit by train, 23-yr-old dies

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: A 23-year-old youth died after being hit by a freight train at Kambala village here on Friday night.

3 teenaged vehicle lifters held, 8 cases solved

3 teenaged vehicle lifters held, 8 cases solved

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The crime branch of the UT police today claimed to have solved eight cases of vehicle theft with the arrest of three teenaged boys.

Cops beaten up inside police post, 2 booked

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula police have booked two persons for allegedly beating up cops and damaging government property inside the Ramgarh police post.

Gill, Sandhu to vie for top postGOLF CLUB POLL

Gill, Sandhu to vie for top post

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the term of the present governing body of the Chandigarh Golf Club (CGC) ending in April this year, election-related activities have begun on the club premises.

Man riding Activa dies in hit-&-run

Man riding Activa dies in hit-&-run

18 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 48-year-old Dadu Majra resident died after an ‘unknown’ vehicle hit his Activa scooter on the road separating Sectors 23 and 16 here today.

Colonel Bains charged with murder in road rage case

Colonel Bains charged with murder in road rage case

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Col Manveer Bains was charged with murder by a local court today. Initially accused of murder in the FIR in an incident of road rage, Colonel Bains had not been charged with murder in the chargesheet filed by police. It included Section 304 (II) of the IPC, which is culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

BRIEFLY

Sharjah flight from Amritsar

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

Mohali: Air India officials have announced that the international flight to Sharjah will operate from Amritsar instead of Chandigarh due to the ongoing runway repair work.

Vasu, Mannat shine on Day 1

Vasu, Mannat shine on Day 1

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vasu Sharma of Sadhna Vocational Society claimed the topped the 25m run on the opening day of the Special Olympics, organised by the Chandigarh Chapter at the Sector 7 Sports Complex here today.

Shabnam takes Dev Samaj  to victory

Shabnam takes Dev Samaj to victory

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, beat MCM DAV College, Sector 36, by 72 runs in the Senior State Cricket Championship for Dr KBS Dhillon Trophy here today.

Shubman arrives to a hero’s welcome

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:ICC U-19 World Cup star Shubman Gill returned to a grand welcome here today.

Journey from Tripura to Rio, Dipa says it’s possible for all

Journey from Tripura to Rio, Dipa says it’s possible for all

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:India might not be a force to reckon with when it comes to the gymnastics, but Dipa Karmakar who took the world by surprise with her fourth-place finish in the vault event at the Rio Olympics says there is no dearth of talent in India.

Thapar institute, Netherlands varsity ink pact

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:The Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, has signed an MoU with University of Groningen, The Netherlands, for collaborative research and teaching in the field of psychology.

Patiala MP to meet Amit Shah

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi has sought an appointment with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s national president Amit Shah to seek support for clearance of the Sikh Marriage Bill that is lying in the custody of the Parliament since the past over two years.

CU to give scholarships worth Rs 10 cr

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:Chandigarh University (CU) will provide scholarships worth Rs 10 crore to new students in the upcoming session.

Nabha jailbreak: Next hearing on March 9

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:A total of 26 accused in the Nabha Jailbreak case, including Harminder Singh Mintoo, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, Aman Dhotian, Neeta Deol, Palwinder Pinda, were produced in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Gulzar.

PRTC buses to have GPS devices to check fuel consumption

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:Newly launched buses of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) will now be equipped with GPS devices to check consumption of fuel.

SGPC to send devotees to B’desh gurdwaras every year

SGPC to send devotees to B’desh gurdwaras every year

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today decided to send a team of devotees every year to visit historical gurdwaras in Bangladesh.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Check power wastage

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

KARAN CHANDER:Streetlights in Sector 43, Chandigarh, remain on till 9 am and beyond on quite a few occasions.

No trace of property dealer

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A 40-year-old property dealer has been missing under mysterious circumstances since Wednesday.

Four minor girls go missing from Mohali

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:Four minor girls went missing under mysterious circumstances at Mataur village yesterday.

Mayor opens Sehaj Safai Kendra in Sec 45

Mayor opens Sehaj Safai Kendra in Sec 45

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Mayor Davesh Moudgil inaugurated a newly constructed Sehaj Safai Kendra (SSK) in Sector 45 here today.

18-yr-old gets 7-year jail for minor’s rape

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court has sentenced an 18-year-old youth to seven years in imprisonment for abducting and raping a minor.

Tribunal dismisses contempt plea filed by 3 UT inspectors

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh Bench, dismissed the contempt petition against the Police Department and the Home Secretary in the case of DSP promotions.

Eco City draw put off amid high drama

Eco City draw put off amid high drama

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:GMADA officials today postponed the draw for the allotment of showrooms and commercial plots of Eco City project, Phase I, leaving the fate of over 380 LoI (Letters of Intent) holders uncertain.

CCPCR team holds inspection at Strawberry Fields, St Kabir

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:A team of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights visited St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, and Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, to inspect the infrastructure in view of the safety and security of students and implementation of the RTE Act-2009.

City tops in checking HIV prevalance

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city has emerged as the top performer under the National AIDS Control Programme.

Ensure litter-free Rose Festival, HC asks civic body

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Just about a year after the Punjab and Haryana High Court took cognisance of Rose Festival turning into a thorny affair with the setting up of stalls and littering, a Division Bench has directed the Mayor and the Municipal Commissioner to ensure the constitution of a committee to maintain cleanliness at the event.

Mixed response to PM’s address

Mixed response to PM’s address

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:All government schools and colleges in the city and Panjab University hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s question–answer session on tackling exam stress.

Overcome the fear of ‘failure’

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

As I brace for the Class XII Board exams, my mind goes to thousands of students who will be appearing for their first major examination of life.

Lessons for teachers & parentsTESTING TIMES PART III

Lessons for teachers & parents

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

As parents and caregivers, we want the best for our wards and with more focus on kids in nuclear families, we tend to bend backwards over to smoothen their path, be it in school or at home.

P’kula MC orders recovery of Rs  57.14 lakh from 10 firms

P’kula MC orders recovery of Rs 57.14 lakh from 10 firms

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula Municipal Corporation has ordered the recovery of Rs 57.14 lakh from 10 companies for using substandard material in the construction of roads in the city in 2014-15.

THE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Help pours in from NGOs, people for hapless widow

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:NGOs and people have come forward to help 62-year-old Amrik Kaur whose plight was highlighted in these columns today.

Fortis waste: Pick-up driver booked

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:Five days after the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Fortis Hospital for violation of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules and sought a probe against truck drivers, the contractor and the housekeeping in-charge of the hospital, the Mohali police today booked a pick-up driver on charges of theft and illegally transporting bio-medical waste to a dumping ground in Chandigarh.

Golf Club lease gives UT Admn overriding powers

Golf Club lease gives UT Admn overriding powers

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:For the first time in the history of the Chandigarh Golf Club, the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator has been given the power to appoint any golfer as a permanent member of the elite club.

Finch, Maxwell to miss IPL openers

Finch, Maxwell to miss IPL openers

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

SYDNEY:Australia’s Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell will miss their opening Indian Premier League (IPL) game when Kings XI Punjab lock horns with Delhi Daredevils on April 8 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

Disappointing start for Shubhankar, Chawrasia

Disappointing start for Shubhankar, Chawrasia

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MUSCAT:It was a disappointing start for Indian golfers Shubhankar Sharma and SSP Chawrasia at the inaugural NBO Oman Open as they opened the week with a matching 1-over 73, here today.

‘India needs to widen economic base to meet security challenges’

‘India needs to widen economic base to meet security challenges’

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The Centre for Developmental Economics and Innovation Studies (CDEIS) of Punjabi University in collaboration with the Department of Defence Studies organised a lecture on “National Security Challenges” at Senate Hall here today.

Despite ban, sale of Army uniform continues in city

Despite ban, sale of Army uniform continues in city

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Despite ban, shopkeepers here continue to sell Army uniforms.

COLLEGE NOTES

Foundation day

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Mohali: The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) celebrated its foundation day at the NIPER Convention Centre here on Thursday.

One held with ganja

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: The police have arrested Sanjay, a resident of Sector 49, from the forest area of Sector 53 after he was found in possession of 420 gm of ganja.

BRIEFLY

Security check at city rly station

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) will soon seal some of the entry points at the city railway station. The will be done to strengthen the security around it.

BRIEFLY: SPORTS

Daman takes Achievers to victory

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: Achievers Compitech defeated Mavi Properties by eight wickets in the inaugural Family Cup here on Thursday.

National gymnastics kicks off at Mohali today

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Gymnastics Association will organise the 55th Senior Artistic Gymnastics National Championship and 24th Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championship from February 16 to 18 at the Sector 78 Sports Complex in Mohali.

Youngster Sachdev downs seasoned Alok to enter round 2

Youngster Sachdev downs seasoned Alok to enter round 2

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MUMBAI:Qualifier Rahul Sachdev pulled off a sensational first round upset as he sent former national champion Alok Kumar packing in the Rs 12.25 lakh prize money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship here today.

No better platform than WWE to empower myself: Shera

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Indian professional wrestler Amanpreet Singh has reported for training at the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Performance Centre in Orlando.

Supriya, Divya help DAV girls to victory

Supriya, Divya help DAV girls to victory

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:MCM DAV College, Sector 36, beat hosts IS Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, by eight wickets in the Senior State Women's Championship for Dr KBS Dhillon Trophy, here today.

Seasoned Saaniya jumps to lead

Seasoned Saaniya jumps to lead

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Saaniya Sharma and Neha Tripathi dropped crucial shots right at the end of their second round but still managed to keep a share of the lead in the fourth leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour in Pune today.

National conference on environmental sciences

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The department of chemistry at Punjabi University, Patiala, organised a national conference on the topic, “Chemical and Environmental Sciences: Innovations and Advances”, at the science auditorium today.

Undertrial tries to flee, held

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The jail staff nabbed an undertrial who tried to flee from Government Rajindra Hospital here yesterday.

Medical teachers’ assn welcomes medical college in Sangrur dist

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers’ Association (PSMDTA) has welcomed the proposal of the Punjab government to explore the possibility of shifting the proposed medical college in Mohali to Sangrur district and plan all future health projects in areas that lack facilities.

Health Dept drive to spread awareness on mental illness

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The Health Department will provide training to medical and paramedical staff of government hospitals and conduct awareness camps regarding various mental illnesses in the district.

PNG supply

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman Kahan Singh Pannu inaugurated the Piped Natural Gas (PNG) supply to Panchari Bakery Unit at Mandi Gobindgarh.

Shanties gutted

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Panchkula: Three shanties were destroyed following a cylinder blast in Sector 21 here. No casualty was reported. Three families were residing in temporary shanties on vacant plots.

Ruchika’s friend stages protest

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Panchkula: Ruchika Girhotra’s childhood friend Aradhna Gupta and members of the Anand Prakash Smriti Sabha on Thursday held a protest at the Mini-Secretariat in Sector 1, Panchkula.

Zirakpur gets 10 PCR vehicles

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

ZIRAKPUR: To strengthen patrolling in the town and keep vigil on anti-social elements, five PCR vans and five motorbikes were flagged off by SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal from the old bus stand, Zirakpur.

King’s tale from ancient timesART & CULTURE

King’s tale from ancient times

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: “The month-long TFT Drama Festival, organised by the Theatre for Theatre group, at Navrang Theatre had been so far presenting plays replete with diverse themes and having socio-cultural relevance,” observed Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor, Haryana, here today.

High Court decision welcomeHAVE YOUR SAY

High Court decision welcome

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

It is good that there will be no food/eating stalls at Rose Garden during the forthcoming Rose Festival. It is a good decision by the High Court.

Chappar Chiri cries for attention, but who cares?

Chappar Chiri cries for attention, but who cares?

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI: Even after the one month of announcement made by the Punjab’s tourism minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, over development of facilities for tourists at Baba Banda Singh Memorial along with overhauling of approaching roads to it at historic village Chappar Chiri, nothing substantial has been done to change the site.

Jewellery worth over Rs 3 lakh stolen

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

KHARAR: Gold ornaments worth more than Rs 3 lakh were stolen from the residence of Puneet Kumar in Ward No.2 here on Thursday.

CRIME SCENE

Mohali crime graph up, courtesy thefts, burglaries

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI: The crime graph in the district is witnessing an upward trend with a steady rise in theft and burglary cases.

RAJNI MURDER CASE

Court asks police to follow SC guidelines on lie-detector test

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: The court has issued directions to the Panchkula Police to follow Supreme Court orders while carrying out brain mapping and lie-detector test on Manmohan Kumar in the Rajni murder case.

Youth jailed in NDPS case

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sentenced a 23-year-old youth to two years in imprisonment in a drug case.

Poor response to auction of booths at Mauli Jagran

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Only two booths out of 107 booths in Mauli Jagran could be auctioned today.

Strong winds, clouds dip mercury

Strong winds, clouds dip mercury

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: There seem to be no respite from the cold weather conditions.

No increment for assistant profs

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a setback to Panjab University assistant professors, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has categorically clarified that no non-compounded increments will be paid to those who were enrolled in PhD before 2009.

Reservation not a fundamental right: Law Commission head

Reservation not a fundamental right: Law Commission head

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Reservation is a part of social development. It was initially given in jobs and legislature for 10 years, but now it has been extended to various other spheres.

Rs15-lakh grant for govt college: FM

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI: Punjabis have made countless sacrifices for the country’s independence, but now our youths detest from choosing defense services as their career.

Only You Can Help YouTESTING TIMES PART-II

Only You Can Help You

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

Now that you have been burning the midnight oil and spending many sleepless nights cramming important questions or trying to do last-minute revision and have almost reached the burnout stage, it seems unfair to hear that you (and only you) can manage to fight exam anxiety, if you choose to.

NURSERY ADMISSION

High Court stays draw of lots

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Issuing the notice of motion for February 21 to the Chandigarh Administration, Saint Kabir Public School and other respondents, the Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed the draw of lots for admission which were scheduled to be held today afternoon.

Police Dept marks probe into ‘favouritism’ in postings

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Anonymous letters mentioning names of police personnel, who have been deployed in one post for several years, have been sent to UT police officials following which the Police Department has marked an inquiry into the matter.

TGT scam accused Shailesh denied bail, yet again

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shailesh Kumar, an accused in the teacher recruitment scam, has been denied bail by a local court yet again.

Tribunal stays departmental inquiry against UT inspector

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: One of the many UT police inspectors demanding promotion as DSP, inspector Charanjit, against whom a previous inquiry had been opened, has been provided relief.

Cong opposes cash limit at Sampark centres

Cong opposes cash limit at Sampark centres

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of the Chandigarh Pradesh Congress Committee today staged a dharna in protest against non-acceptance of cash payment above Rs 500 at Sampark centres.

H1N1: PGI nurses flag exposure to infection

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nursing staff at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here is in the grip of swine flu scare.

Three days on, building plan submitted online

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three days after its launch, the online building plan approval system of the UT Administration saw its first case today.

Houses sans rooftop solar power plant to get EO notice

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Estate Office, UT, will conduct a survey of residential houses measuring 500 sq yd or above where rooftop solar power plants have not been installed.

Enjoy chopper ride for Rs2,400 at Rose Fest

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chopper ride will be available for Rs 2,400 per person during the three-day Rose Festival to be held at Rose Garden here from February 23.

HP youth found dead in PG room

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The body of a 23-year-old youth was found under mysterious circumstances in his room at a PG accommodation in Sector 15 today.

Day after woman’s death, amusement park shut

Day after woman’s death, amusement park shut

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: A day after a woman was killed while riding a go-kart at an amusement park near Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, the government closed down the park till further orders.

Three more fall prey to snatchers

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three more snatching incidents have been reported from the city, including one in which a 56-year-old woman, who wass sitting outside her house in Sector 30, was targeted.

Mohali Mayor to file defamation case against Navjot Sidhu, others

Mohali Mayor to file defamation case against Navjot Sidhu, others

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI: After the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order in his favour, Mohali Mayor Kulwant Singh is all set to file a defamation case against Punjab Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and others soon.

Half-paralysed widow with iron will

Half-paralysed widow with iron will

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A prime example of facing hardships of life head-on was witnessed at the District Courts today.

HC quashes show-cause notice to Mohali Mayor

HC quashes show-cause notice to Mohali Mayor

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just over a month after Mohali Mayor Kulwant Singh challenged a show-cause notice to remove him from councillorship, Justice Daya Chaudhary of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the same.

Fire breaks out at Haryana Sectt

Fire breaks out at Haryana Sectt

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dumped material was destroyed in a fire on the first floor of the Haryana Secretariat building this morning.

Leaving his stamp on lettersBROAD STROKES

Leaving his stamp on letters

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Dakiya Dak Laya, khushi ka paigham kahin, kahin dardnak laya….

Go-karting operator booked after woman dies in freak accident

Go-karting operator booked after woman dies in freak accident

15 Feb 2018 | 10:04 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Police on Thursday booked the owner of a go-karting company after a woman died when her hair got entangled in the wheel of the go-kart.

Fire breaks out at Punjab and Haryana Secretariat

Fire breaks out at Punjab and Haryana Secretariat

15 Feb 2018 | 10:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: A fire broke out in the CISF canteen located on the second floor of the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat here on Thursday.

Shrill battle for basics

Shrill battle for basics

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

All labour has dignity, said Martin Luther King Jr once. But it certainly loses its worth if the man remains homeless, gets little to eat and nothing to wear.

BRIEFLY

Pak national shot at by BSF loses leg

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

HIT BY TRAIN:Chandigarh: A Pakistani national, who was shot at by security forces five days ago, ended up losing his right leg.

NWCA win cricket c’shipSPORTS BRIEF

NWCA win cricket c’ship

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Panchkula: A fine bowling performance by Suraj (4/14) helped Narinder Walia Cricket Academy (NWCA) to beat British Cricket Academy by 38 runs and win the Grecobe U-14 Cup at St Soldier’s School, on Wednesday.

Gymnastics Nationals on Feb 16

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Gymnastics Association will organise 55th Senior Artistic and 24th Rhythmic National Championship from February 16 to 18.

Man dies on bus near Balongi

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: A man, commuting in a Roadways bus, died under mysterious circumstances near Balongi today.

Nine booked in land fraud case

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: The police booked nine persons for duping a Sector 69 resident of Rs 60 lakh in a land fraud case. Complaint Jaskaran Singh, alleged that the accused struck a deal with him for sale of over 12.5-acre land.

MC extends auction participation date

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation (MC) after getting poor response, for the auction of 51 marked spaces at new car bazaar in Hallow Majra, has decided to extend the bidder's participation date till February 16.

AIKOM MURDER CASE

Victim’s father names Nimratdeep

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI:In the Aikom murder case, examination-in-chief of Jaspal Singh, father of Aikom Singh Dhillon, was conducted.

CCI snooker: Rajat overpowers Nabil; Alok in main round

CCI snooker: Rajat overpowers Nabil; Alok in main round

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Local cueist Rajat Khaneja defeated Telangana's Nabil Lakdawala 4-1 (65-53 41-63 65-8 77(77)-0 72-24) in the fourth round qualifying of the CCI All India Open Snooker Championship in Mumbai, today.

Seminar on ‘Olympism’ from Feb16

Seminar on ‘Olympism’ from Feb16

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, will host a two-day international conference under the theme of ''Olympism: Global Innovation Forum for Humanity and Sustainable Development from Ancient Olympia to India, Tokyo 2020 & Beyond'' (Bridges Between Education, Culture, Sports And Society)'' , from February 16 to 17.

Tavleen, Neha, Tvesa lead on opening day

Tavleen, Neha, Tvesa lead on opening day

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PUNE:Unheralded Tavleen Batra, who is still searching for her first win as a professional, shared the first round lead with Neha Tripathi and Tvesa Malik on the opening day of the fourth leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour here.

Punjab colts win U-23 title

Punjab colts win U-23 title

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 141-run stand between Sanvir Singh and Ramandeep Singh helped Punjab register a four- wicket win over Bengal to win the Men’s Cricket U-23 One-day tournament in Kanpur.

Listening to sound of silence? God bless the ear-plugs!

Listening to sound of silence? God bless the ear-plugs!

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

The traffic light pole at the entrance to Sector 17 plaza, on the Sector 16 side, has a horn speaker installed on it.

Idu Sharif: A forgotten legend of Dhadi singing

Idu Sharif: A forgotten legend of Dhadi singing

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

My tryst with this legendary performer on a laidback Sunday afternoon was a pilgrimage of a kind.

SCHOOL / CAMPUS NOTES

AKSIPS-45, Chandigarh

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Students of Classes III to V at the AKSIPS-45 organised a science exhibition. Students displayed their models on machines, universe, food energy conservation, health, plant and animal life.

Sanitary napkin dispensers sought at PU

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) secretary Vani Sood on Wednesday demanded the installation of sanitary napkin dispensing and disposal machines at university departments.

Traffic snarls on roads around PU

Traffic snarls on roads around PU

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Traffic snarls were witnessed on the road separating Sector 14 and 15 due to a rush of visitors to Panjab University (PU).

RAJNI MURDER

Plea for advocate’s lie-detector test allowed

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: After accused Manmohan Kumar agreed for brain mapping and the lie-detector test in the murder case of his wife Rajni, a local court here allowed the plea for it.

Celebrating bard’s folk tingeART & CULTURE

Celebrating bard’s folk tinge

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Abhinaya Rang Manch, Hisar, presented a play, “Lakhmi Prem”, on the life of poet and playwright Dada Lakhmi Chand during the Tricity Theatre Festival at Navrnag Theatre here today.

CHASCON-2018 ends

CHASCON-2018 ends

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: “The CHASCON-2018 has again proven to be significantly successful taking a prominent step ahead in showcasing the useful measures for conducting appraisals of cost-effectiveness and real benefits which energy efficiency measures can unlock and aid society”, said Prof Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh, while giving valedictory address during the 12th Chandigarh Science Congress at Panjab University (PU) today.

Brexit is not protectionist, it is about sovereignty: Envoy

Brexit is not protectionist, it is about sovereignty: Envoy

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Alexander Evans, British Deputy High Commissioner to India, clarified that Brexit was not a protectionist measure.

Exam Stress? LET’S MAKE IT FAILTESTING TIMES PART-I

Exam Stress? LET’S MAKE IT FAIL

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Meena would get anxious before her exams.

Couples melt into Cupid’s pot as protesters shrink

Couples melt into Cupid’s pot as protesters shrink

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:Couples celebrated Valentine’s Day without any objection from any social or religious organisation in the city.

PPCB removes pressure horns from over 7, 000 vehicles in eight months

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:Tightening the noose around illegally installed pressure horns on vehicles, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has removed such horns from around 7,000 buses, trucks and other vehicles across the state from July last year and February this year.

Renovation work at deer park begins

Renovation work at deer park begins

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:The authorities have initiated the renovation work of sheds for animals and interpretation centre at the deer park here.

Wine distributed during Mahashivaratri procession

Wine distributed during Mahashivaratri procession

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:Three persons, along with a few unidentified others, have been booked for hurting religious sentiments after a video in which people distributing wine in the open during a procession on Mahashivaratri went viral yesterday.

Pbi varsity V-C forms panel to look into inquiry reports

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University Prof BS Ghuman has constituted a two-member high-profile committee to look into the inquiry reports prepared on the orders of former officiating Vice-Chancellor Anurag Verma after allegations were levelled against some officials of the university.

Project to shift dairies in limbo

Project to shift dairies in limbo

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:The much-awaited project of the Municipal Corporation to shift dairies out of the city continues to be in limbo despite the fact that it was proposed almost one-and-a-half decade ago during the last term of the Congress government.

Have your say

Have your say

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Despite my best efforts through repeated correspondence from the level of the principal right up to DEO, DPI, AG Haryana, Education Minister and the Chief Minister of Haryana, my parent state, I did not get my correct pension to date.

Cops crack down on Bullets with altered silencers

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

DERA BASSI: If you are a Royal Enfield ‘Bullet’ enthusiast, never dare to go beyond the manufacturers specifications.

Roses from Bengaluru, Pune fill love in city's air

Roses from Bengaluru, Pune fill love in city's air

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: As youngsters in the city play cupid on Valentines, it is rose cultivators from Bengaluru and Pune that are cashing in on the demand. To cater to the demand, retailers in the city imported hybrid red roses from these two cities.

HC extends stay on repatriation of 8 DANIPS-cadre DSPs

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today extended till March 27 the stay on repatriation orders of eight DSPs of the Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Services (DANIPS) cadre.

Youth arrested for stalking

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: The police today arrested a youth for stalking a 21-year-old woman in Phase XI here.

Robbery: 3 acquitted for want of evidence

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today acquitted three persons of the robbery charge for lack of evidence.

Police file challan in power staffer’s death at Azad Colony

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have submitted a challan against the accused in the death of an employee of the electricity department in Sector 25 here last year.

Punjab breaks protocol, fails to share info with UT

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The standard protocol meant to contain the spread of swine flu is not being followed as the Health Department, Punjab, has not shared the information about its swine flu cases with the UT Health Department.

829 rose varieties to spread fragrance

829 rose varieties to spread fragrance

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A total of 14,000 plants of 829 rose varieties will be put on display during the 46th three-day Rose Festival to be held from February 23 to 25 at Sector 16 here.

City boy, woman from Jagadhri test positive for swine flu

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: An 18-year-old boy from Sector 26 has become the first H1N1 patient from the city this year.

Stepped-up vigil sees day pass off peacefully

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: With stepped-up security, Valentine’s Day passed off peacefully in the city with no major untoward incident reported.

On V-Day, a green message with love

On V-Day, a green message with love

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the youth his age were busy celebrating Valentine’s Day with their loved ones, Harpreet Singh, dressed in a traditional attire, decided to pedal down city roads carrying a heart-shaped placard urging people to love the city by keeping it clean and save the environment.

Woman dies as her hair gets entangled in go-kart

Woman dies as her hair gets entangled in go-kart

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: A woman was killed in an accident close to Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, today as her hair got entangled in a go-kart while taking a ride.

Have your say

Have your say

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

National Dental College at Gulabgarh Road in Derabassi is a victim to a garbage dump yard in vicinity on its premises.

Bhavan Vidyalaya, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

Vividh Mariya and Bhuvan Aggarwal of Class XI of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, brought laurels to the school by winning the first position at the CBSE national-level science exhibition under the sub-theme ''Transport and Communication''.

PU community radio turns 7

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) community radio station Jyotirgamaya 91.2 MHz celebrated its seventh anniversary today by recording audio books for visually impaired students of the varsity. World Radio Day also falls today.

Swine flu claims another life

Swine flu claims another life

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two Mohali residents have succumbed to swine flu at the PGI in the past fortnight. While a two-year-old girl from Boothgarh had fallen prey to swine flu in the last week of January, a 40-year-old man, identified as Tersem Singh, died of the disease yesterday.

Now, HSRPs for ‘CH 01 BN’ series

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The RLA has started affixation of HSRPs on vehicles having registration numbers of the “CH 01 BN” series.

Baby girl found abandoned

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: On Mahashivaratri, a six-day-old baby girl was found abandoned outside a Shiva temple in Mullanpur here today.

BRIEFLY

STA tennis meet from Feb 24

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sunrise Tennis Academy will organise Open Tennis Tournament from February 24 to 25 at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1.

Kabaddi Federation Cup: Services, Railways win titles

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MUMBAI:Services and Indian Railways registered hard-fought victories to bag the men's and women's titles respectively in the third Federation Cup Kabaddi tournament here.

Shubhankar to lead from the front in Indian Open

Shubhankar to lead from the front in Indian Open

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

NEW DELHI:New golfing sensation Shubhankar Sharma, along with two-time defending champion SSP Chawrasia and former winner Anirban Lahiri, will lead a strong Indian challenge at the 54th edition of the Hero Indian Open to be held at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon from March 8 to 11.

Gursimar starts favourite in fourth leg of Hero WPGT

Gursimar starts favourite in fourth leg of Hero WPGT

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PUNE:Gursimar Badwal will once again start as favourite when the fourth leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour begins at the Oxford Golf Resort here tomorrow.

I-League: A delightful clash for East Bengal, Minerva FC fans

I-League: A delightful clash for East Bengal, Minerva FC fans

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA:East Bengal handed Minerva Punjab FC their first defeat (1-0) at home this season to stay alive in the I-League title race.

Parking woes set to ease at Govt Rajindra Hospital

Parking woes set to ease at Govt Rajindra Hospital

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:With sever shrinking parking spaces at the Government Rajindra Hospital, the Patiala Health Foundation has taken up the task of installing tiles at various spots and turning them into parking lots.

Visually impaired to spearhead Heritage Week car rally

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala School for the Blind, along with the Royal City Riders, as a mark of respect and goodwill will be organising a car rally during Patiala Heritage Week.

Engineers' body protests closure of thermal plants

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The PSEB Engineers’ Association held a zonal protest meeting in front of the head office of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in Patiala today.

BRIEFLY

MBA in media studies at varsity

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA: The Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) ,Punjabi University, will be starting Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Media Studies and Entertainment from the next academic session.

Balongi police station fined for power theft

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: The power department has slapped a fine of Rs48,868 to the Balongi Police Station on charges of power theft, here.

GMADA to launch Eco City III soon

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is all set to launch its new housing project, Eco City III at New Chandigarh, Mullanpur, here.

P’kula violence: SIT arrests two

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: The special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police arrested two members of the 45-member state committee of the Dera Sacha Sauda in connection with Panchkula violence.

Panchkula MC House meeting on February 19

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: While the issue of the bifurcation of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation is pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the civic body will hold its first House meeting of 2018 on February 19.

Patient jumps from 2nd floor of hospital

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: A 32-year-old patient jumped from the second floor of Ivy Hospital in Sector 71 in the wee hours today.

Amateur folk dancers delight audience

Amateur folk dancers delight audience

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: With a view to giving platform to amateur folk dance groups, the Tagore Theatre Society, under the aegis of the Department of Cultural Affairs, organised a one-day folk dance festival at Tagore Theatre here today.

Court recommends action against CM’s flying squad

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula court has recommended appropriate action against the policemen posted in the CM’s flying squad for failing to file a chargesheet within 60 days in a case of corruption in the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

‘Chandigarh has become diabetes capital of India’

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:"Earlier, India had dubious distinction of being the diabetes capital of the world.

COLLEGE NOTES

Honour for PGGCG-42 teacher

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Ranjay Vardhan, Associate Professor in Sociology at Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sector 42, Chandigarh, has been given a rare honour as his paper entitled “Elder abuse and elder victimisation: A sociological analysis” has been published in International Annals of Criminology published by Cambridge University Press.

Punjab accepts all PU demands

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government agreed to all demands of Panjab University (PU) at the Board of Finance (BoF) meeting held today.

YOUTH’S MURDER

Two accused get police remand

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A court today sent two accused in the murder case of Pawan Saho, 24, to one-day police remand.

Conductor recruitment scam: Two get 3-year jail

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded three-year imprisonment to two persons convicted in the CTU conductor recruitment scam.

Mayor orders probe into missing revenue record of 5 villages

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: City Mayor Davesh Moudgil has ordered a probe into the missing revenue record of five villages — Hallo Majra, Maloya, Dadu Majra, Paslora and Kejheri — which were transferred to the Municipal Corporation in 2006.

Sarpanch’s killers waited outside gurdwara for a day

Sarpanch’s killers waited outside gurdwara for a day

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The interrogation of one of the prime accused in the sarpanch Satnam Singh (38) murder case, brought on a production warrant by the Chandigarh Police, has revealed that he, along with the three other dreaded gangsters, waited outside the gurdwara in Sector 38 (West) for a day to shoot the victim.

18-year-old held guilty of abducting, raping minor

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A court has held an 18-year-old youth guilty of abducting and raping a minor.

Judicial paper leak: Sunita moves application in court

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: An accused in the HCS Judicial paper leak scam, Sunita, has moved an application in the court to obtain video footage of house search conducted by the police.

MC stops artist from sculpting dead trees

MC stops artist from sculpting dead trees

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has stopped Tulsi Ram Prajapati from continuing his artistic work on dried up trees.

Watch hours at airport to be extended from March-end

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: The watch hours at the Chandigarh International Airport will be extended by over an hour when the new summer schedule will be announced at the end of March.

Residents, assns oppose power tariff hike proposal

Residents, assns oppose power tariff hike proposal

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Residents and various associations have opposed the proposal of hike in power tariff before the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) that held a public hearing on the tariff petition filed by the Electricity Department at the Auditorium Hall, Government Art and Museum, in Sector 10 here today.

MC liable to keep P’kula stray cattle-free: HC

MC liable to keep P’kula stray cattle-free: HC

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Putting an end to the six-year-old controversy over the liability to maintain a congenial living environment in urban parts of Panchkula, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that areas handed over by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to the Municipal Corporation by executing an agreement would be the civic body’s responsibility.

MC to penalise parking firm for overcharging

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation has decided to impose a penalty on Arya Toll Infra Limited, which has been managing the parking lots in the city, after its internal report found that parking employees were engaged in overcharging motorists at the Sukhna Lake lot.

Stepfather held for raping 13-year-old

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 45-year-old man has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for raping his 13-year-old stepdaughter.

Security blanket for Valentine’s Day

Security blanket for Valentine’s Day

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Close to 900 police personnel will be deployed across the city on Valentine’s Day to keep a close watch on unruly elements.

4 cases already this year from Mohali

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: Mohali district has already recorded four positive cases of swine flu so far this year with two patients dying of the disease.

Valentine’s Day: 900 cops to be out in Chandigarh for women’s safety

Valentine’s Day: 900 cops to be out in Chandigarh for women’s safety

13 Feb 2018 | 8:16 PM

CHANDIGARH: In view of the Valentine''s Day on Wednesday, Chandigarh Police have made special arrangements to maintain law and order in the city.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

‘Buniyaad’ to enhance reading skills of students

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: To enhance quality of education imparted in schools of the capital, the government has taken on board the local bodies, including the municipal corporations (MCDs), to implement “Mission Buniyaad”, a new programme announced today for improving learning levels of children studying both in government-run and municipal schools.

Poor attendance at BJP’s kisan, OBC morchas

Poor attendance at BJP’s kisan, OBC morchas

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi BJP Kisan and OBC Morchas that held a panchayat at Rajghat failed to attract large number of gathering today. The panchayat held to discuss problems of the farmers and other residents of the rural areas of the city in which representatives of about 80 villages of north, east, west and south Delhi participated.

AUTO PERMIT SCAM

Cops hand-in-glove with govt: Swaraj India

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: The Swaraj India (SI) today came down heavily on the AAP government and the Delhi Police claiming “inaction” on their part despite the registration of an FIR in a case embroiling the city government and ministry officials over alleged fraudulent permit transfers in the Burari Transport Authority.

Cong braces for bypolls

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) today has begun the preparation for assembly by-election with a meeting held with senior leaders including former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who had run government in Delhi for 15 consecutive years.

Murder convict escapes from police custody, 3 cops suspended

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: A murder convict escaped from the police custody today with the help of his accomplices, who threw chilli powder in the eyes of police personnel accompanying the prisoner during a hospital visit in central Delhi, leading to the suspension of three policemen.

4-yr-old girl crushed under truck

20 Feb 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI: A four-year-old girl was today crushed to death by a speeding truck in Narela, a police official said. The accident occurred when the girl had gone to relieve herself today morning, he said.

L-G tells secretaries to authenticate orders

19 Feb 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:L-G Anil Baijal has directed secretaries and principal secretaries of the Delhi Government to authenticate all orders to be executed in the name of LG, failing which strict action, including recovery of financial loss to the exchequer, would be taken.

Traders want DDA, MCD to be privatised

19 Feb 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:In the backdrop of sealing of commercial premises, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) today suggested that the central government should privatise Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) claiming both the agencies have “failed” to deliver things on time.

Two injured in restrobar clash

19 Feb 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:High drama inside a south Delhi Hukka bar-cum-restaurant after two rival gangs’ members clashed on Saturday late night leaving two people critically injured, who were admitted to AIIMS Trauma Center, said police.

Bypoll: Cong banks on Dikshit’s work

19 Feb 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI: To reclaim the Capital, Congress is using the works carried out under Sheila Dikshit to counter the Kejriwal-led AAP in the possible by-elections in 20 Delhi assembly seats lying vacant following the disqualification of the ruling party’s MLAs over charges of office of profit.

CM: Capital saw lowest power cuts this fiscal

19 Feb 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi recorded its lowest ever power cuts in the current financial year even as the peak power demand has been rising in the recent years with highest ever seen this fiscal.

Metro smart card for feeder buses

19 Feb 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:To ensure last mile connectivity to its commuters, the DMRC has now integrated “common mobility card” in its feeder buses and few of the parking lots of the Delhi Metro network.

Govt directs liquor vends to install CCTV cameras

18 Feb 2018 | 1:25 AM

NEW DELHI:The Excise Department has mandated liquor vends to install CCTV cameras, a move aimed to keep a tab on activities outside the outlets. The official said if anything found illegal, authorities concerned can take action.

Rs 25k for info on man who made obscene gestures

18 Feb 2018 | 1:25 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police has announced a reward for information about the unidentified man who was seen masturbating next to a Delhi University (DU) student in a moving bus last week, said police.

70-year-old woman looted at knifepoint

18 Feb 2018 | 1:25 AM

A 70-year-old woman was looted at the knifepoint at her home in Greater Kailash Part-2.

CISF takes steps to curb suicides at Metro stations

18 Feb 2018 | 1:25 AM

NEW DELHI:There has been a surge in the number of suicide at Metro stations in the city.

Hit and run case: Accused arrested, bailed

18 Feb 2018 | 1:25 AM

Police have arrested accused Vaibhav Vyas, owner of the vehicle which hit two college students and a policeman in Delhi University campus on last morning.

Fake degree racket busted, 3 arrested

18 Feb 2018 | 1:25 AM

NEW DELHI:The Outer District police was alerted to check upon the menace of fake mark sheet suppliers in the city.

JNU protest: FIR against students for wrongful restraint

17 Feb 2018 | 9:52 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have registered two FIRs against students of Jawaharlal Nehru University here, a day after they gheraoed the administration block and restricted two senior officials from leaving the building for hours.

PPP will ensure better progress in healthcare: Naidu

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that a public-private partnership will ensure better progress in ensuring quality healthcare facilities in the country.

UGC’s revised funding formula will hit students, say teachers

UGC’s revised funding formula will hit students, say teachers

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Disappointed over the seventh pay revision recommendations and the recently notified Union Grant Commission (UGC) draft regulations on service conditions, thousands of teachers from several teachers’ bodies today marched in the national Capital to put pressure on the Central government to “revisit” and revise some of the contentious clauses, including the one pertaining to 30-70 funding pattern to central university.

Govt begins trials of anti-pollution towers

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has begun trials on effectiveness of anti-pollution towers in tackling air pollution and based on the results of the pilot move such towers will be installed at various busy traffic intersections in the city.

Rajnath lauds cops for arrest of IM terrorist71ST RAISING DAY PARADE

Rajnath lauds cops for arrest of IM terrorist

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Detection is the biggest deterrent in crime prevention, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the 71st raising day parade at New Police Lines today.

School van driver held for molesting 10-year-old girl

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:A school cab driver is arrested for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old student while dropping her home in outer Mangolpuri, said a police official.

Counter hate messages through art, Sisodia exhorts creative group

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Condemning “hate crimes”, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia exhorted creative community to stop “watching silently” and effectively counter “hate messages” circulated through social media by the medium of art.

Teaching is a calling, not profession: Lt Gen Mehta

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Teaching is not a profession, it is a calling like military service, observed Lieutenant General SS Mehta, Member of The Tribune Trust, while delivering a lecture on “Ethical Leadership-Moral Purpose of Leadership” at National Progressive School Conference (NPSC) here.

Garden Tourism Festival kicks off

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today urged people to plant trees to combat pollution and make Delhi a clean and green city.

Each mohalla clinic to have 5-member panel

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Health Minister Satyendar Jain today said the Delhi Government would soon set up a five-member managing committee in each mohalla clinic with 100 health volunteers attached to them to manage and monitor the work in the clinics.

Automatic cameras for free flow of traffic

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:On the pattern of developed countries, now in Delhi also, the controlling of traffic signals will be operated by automatic cameras.

28-year-old gangraped, two arrested

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The police have arrested two men in connection with the alleged gangrape of a 28-year-old woman in Mangolpuri on Tuesday, said a police official here today.

Job fair: Over 15K offers available

Job fair: Over 15K offers available

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The Labour and Employment Minister, Gopal Rai, today inaugurated a two-day mega job fair at the Thyagraj Stadium here wherein around 100 companies are said to have turned up to fill 15,237 vacancies of various nature.

Sack NDMC mayor over graft charges: AAP

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Upping the ante against North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Preety Aggarwal, the AAP today demanded her to be sacked by the BJP on the basis of what the party called “clinching evidence” purportedly showing her hand in “wrongdoings” in tendering process of the civic body.

JNUSU criticises VC over police presence on varsity campus

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Amid the JNU Students’ union (JNUSU) strike today refusing to give in on the issue of compulsory attendance, the sessional exams kicked off in the university.

Traders hold mega rally, seek ordinance to stop sealing drive

Traders hold mega rally, seek ordinance to stop sealing drive

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The state unit of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) today held a mega rally at Ghanta Ghar in Chandni Chowk to protest against the ongoing sealing drive and demand that the government immediately brings an ordinance to stop the exercise.

Baijal reviews measures to curb cybercrime

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal in law and order meeting today reviewed the three years’ roadmap of the Delhi Police for combating cybercrime.

LG refuses to discuss guest teachers’ issue: Sisodia

LG refuses to discuss guest teachers’ issue: Sisodia

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today hit out at Lt Governor Anil Baijal alleging that he refused to have a discussion on the issue of considering experience of guest teachers in recruitment.

AAP accuses BJP of  shielding Nirav Modi

AAP accuses BJP of shielding Nirav Modi

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP today accused the Narendra Modi government of “shielding” fraud-accused billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi as he is the son-in-law of the Ambanis while questioning the latter’s sharing of dais with the Prime Minister.

Will keep free WiFi promise: Kejriwal

Will keep free WiFi promise: Kejriwal

15 Feb 2018 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:As the AAP-led Delhi government completed its three years in power on Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced his future plans that include roads and drains in unauthorised colonies, building of 900 Mohalla Clinics, and funds for free WiFi.

Minor girl commits suicide

15 Feb 2018 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:A 15-year-old girl was found mysteriously dead in Kalindi Colony today.

Man kills 7-year-old boy over grudge against parents

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The body of a seven-year-old boy, who had gone missing on January 7, was found in a suitcase hidden inside a home of a neighbour. The accused identified as Avadhesh Sakya (27), an IAS aspirant and a distant relative of the boy, has been arrested in this connection, said a police official said.

Man held with 11 bullets at IGI Airport

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) during pre-embarkation security check (through X-BIS screening) yesterday at Terminal 1-D, Indira Gandhi International Airport, 11 live rounds of .32 mm calibre and magazine were found in a hand bag of a passenger, said a CISF said.

CBI registers two cases related to tampering revenue records

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The CBI has registered two separate cases related to the alleged tampering of revenue records of gram sabha land in Asola Village in upmarket Saket area, south Delhi, sources said.

DCW chief, DU students march against sexual abuse

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal today participated in a protest march taken out by students on the North Campus of Delhi University to express solidarity with the DCW’s “satyagraha” against increasing cases of sexual violence against girls and women.

Govt failed to ensure women safety, says Swaraj India

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The Swaraj India today hit out at the AAP government on the issue of women safety claiming it has "failed" to keep its elections promises of ensuring women safety in the national Capital by deploying marshalls and equipping buses with CCTV cameras despite being in power for three years.

AAP to release song on 3rd anniversary

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP will release a song to celebrate its three years in the government tomorrow at an event here wherein Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his entire Cabinet will field questions from people over phone and social media.

AAP to release song on 3rd anniversary

AAP to release song on 3rd anniversary

13 Feb 2018 | 8:07 PM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party will release a song to mark its three years in power in Delhi, highlighting the government’s achievements.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Four killed, 4 hurt in three mishaps

Four killed, 4 hurt in three mishaps

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

PHAGWARA:Three persons, including a child, were killed and three women sustained serious injuries in two different road mishaps last night.

Businessman gets threat call

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:A city businessman allegedly got a threat call from gangster Laurence Bishnoi who demanded Rs 10 lakh from the former to save his life.

Jobless youth ends his life

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR:Paras Marwaha (20), a resident of the Marwaha locality here, reportedly died in the evening after swallowing some poisonous substance.

Barely week to go, no word from education board

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:With barely a week to go for the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) board exams, set to start on February 28, the Education Department in the district is still groping in the dark about the list of the centres and the staff deputed for duties at various centres.

Hookah bars: Outfit demands closure, burns effigy of Health Dept

Hookah bars: Outfit demands closure, burns effigy of Health Dept

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:Activists of the Shivsena Samajwadi held a protest outside the Municipal Corporation (MC) office here today against various “shady” hookah bars running in the district under the garb of restaurants.

Man ‘commits suicide’ over retiral dues

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

TANDA URMAR (HOSHIARPUR):Sucha Singh, a resident of Babak, who had retired from Cooperative Society, Ghorewaha, in 2015, allegedly committed suicide.

Priya video fine, but only flash in pan: Residents

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:In 30 seconds, Priya Prakash Varrier achieved a thousand milestones to become an internet sensation overnight.

Public toilets in need of maintenance

Public toilets in need of maintenance

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:Sooner or later the city is going to be a smart city and residents have high hopes that the city will also become a place where people would not find any inconvenience and everything would be placed nicely, no littered garbage, no sewerage problem, safe and secure city, proper roads and lighting, cleaner and greener surroundings and what not from the good list.

Parminder adjudged strongest man of Punjab

Parminder adjudged strongest man of Punjab

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:Parminder Singh of Gurdaspur won the title of ‘Strongest man of Punjab’ at a state-level bench press championship organised by the Punjab Powerlifting Association in the city today.

Unaided institutions flay Social Welfare Department

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:During a meeting of the Confederation of Punjab Unaided Institutions, Chairman Ashwani Sekhri, said for the last three years, no private college had received any amount under the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme of the Central Government.

Implement seventh pay panel report, say KVS pensioners

Implement seventh pay panel report, say KVS pensioners

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:Pensioners of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sagathan (KVS) held a meeting here to discuss the injustice being done to them by denying the benefits of the Seventh Pay Commission.

3 dist quarries to go under hammer today

3 dist quarries to go under hammer today

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: The Industries Department is all set to auction three quarries situated in Nakodar and Shahkot tomorrow.

Annual feteCAMPUS NOTES

Annual fete

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

Jalandhar: The PCM SD College for Women, Jalandhar, organised its 44th annual fete. Rajinder Beri, MLA, Jalandhar Central, graced the occasion as the chief guest. Principal Dr Kiran Arora welcomed the chief guest.

56 appear for NCC exam

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: A total of 56 cadets of 1(PB) Air SQN NCC appeared for the BEE certificate examination which was held at DAV College, Jalandhar, today.

Website of Kapurthala police not updated

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

PHAGWARA: Despite the tall claims made on making the Punjab Police a modern force equipped with the latest techniques and the latest in infrastructure and manpower, the Kapurthala district police seems to be lagging behind in terms of timely updating details, including the FIRs registered, e-filing of complaints and NRI complaints, among others, on its official website.

BJP RALLY

Senior leaders’ absence exposes chinks in party

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

PHAGWARA: Factionalism in the BJP came to fore during an anti-Congress rally, oganised by the SAD-BJP, at KG Resorts here yesterday as no senior leader of the BJP, including official unit of block BJP, Phagwara, was present at the rally.

DC launches ‘Campus to corporate 2018’ appGHAR GHAR NAUKRI MISSION

DC launches ‘Campus to corporate 2018’ app

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking a leap forward towards utilising the hi-end technology for facilitating the youth to get jobs under the ‘Ghar Ghar Naukri’ mission of the state government, Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, today launched an app ‘Campus to Corporate 2018’ and website www.davietjal.org/ggn to help the youth and entrepreneurs to get registered for the upcoming ‘Job Fair’ on February 21 being held at DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology(DAVIET).

NRI redress camp on February 20

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today exhorted non-resident Indians (NRIs) to participate in a special camp being organised by the district administration on February 20 at the District Administrative Complex (DAC) to redress their grievances.

‘Need to keep tabs on Punjabi songs promoting violence’

‘Need to keep tabs on Punjabi songs promoting violence’

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: With the initiative of the Jalandhar rural police to urge singers not to sing songs that glorify gun culture in the state, The Tribune spoke to people from different sections of society on what action should be taken to curb the violence resulting from this gun and “goli” culture, glorified gangster lifestyles and drug scenario.

Edu department changes criteria for subject marking

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Along with a plethora of guidelines issued for the exams to be conducted with a difference this year, the education department has also declared that the marking of the subjects of the computer science, as well as health and physical education subjects in the board exams shall be slightly different.

SCHOOL NOTES

Valediction party

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

JALANDHAR: Students of the Seth Hukam Chand SD Public Senior Secondary School, Sangal Sohal- Variana, Kapurthala Road, bid adieu to the batch of seniors by giving a Valediction party.

6 get jail, fine for bid to murder

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge RK Jain has given varying jail terms while convicting six accused in a case of assault and fatal attack in Garhidiwala town in March 2012.

One booked for fraud

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint lodged by Harjit Singh, a resident of Pandhwa village, the police have registered a case under Section 420,465,467 and 468 of the IPC against Nawanshahr resident Mahesh Paul Agnihotri of Saloh village on the charges of duping the complainant of Rs 30 Lakh on the pretext of purchasing him a house.

Chain hunger strike by govt teachers

Chain hunger strike by govt teachers

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

PHAGWARA: All the teachers of Government Primary Schools of Phagwara continued their chain hunger strike in protest against non-payment of their salaries for the last several months, in-front of the office of Block Primary Education Officer Phagwara on the second day today.

Colonisers slam govt over draft regularisation policy

Colonisers slam govt over draft regularisation policy

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

JALANDHAR: After PUDA yesterday released its draft for the proposed regularisation policy for illegal colonies, the colonisers here got together to oppose it tooth and nail.

DAV College wins trophy at Doaba Sci-Fiesta

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

JALANDHAR: DAV College Jalandhar bagged overall trophy at Doaba Sci-Fiesta 2018 organised on the theme - “Science and Technology for Evolving India” at Doaba College here yesterday.

Inter-district cricket tournament of PCA

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Hoshiarpur beat Moga by 1 innings and 191 runs to earn 7 points in Inter-District Senior Katoch Shield Cricket competition, organised by Punjab Cricket Association.

‘Embrace the true values of Punjabiyat’

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

JALANDHAR: A drug de-addiction awareness camp was today organised at Ganna village in Phillaur by Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh.

Spurt in thefts at city bus stand

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

JALANDHAR: With proper security measures not in place and CCTV cameras lying non-functional, passengers have alleged an increase in cases of theft and pick-pocketing at the city bus stand.

Rally against ‘black laws’ by farm, labour activists

Rally against ‘black laws’ by farm, labour activists

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

JALANDHAR: On the call of the Talmel Front of various organisations of Punjab against black laws, over five dozen farm and labour activist groups held a huge rally here today.

Free playway school for girls

Free playway school for girls

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

JALANDHAR: A city-based NGO "Fly Udaan Zindagi Ki Trust" has set an example for many who find it difficult to break their inertia and give something back to society.

‘Mukh Mantri Milao Inaam Pao’ scheme by  protesters

‘Mukh Mantri Milao Inaam Pao’ scheme by protesters

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of the Contractual Employees Action Committee, who have been waiting to meet the Chief Minister (CM) for the past 11 months, today started a novel way of protest against the government for not allowing them to have a meeting with the CM.

Child rights panel to reopen case; police lodge FIRCAMBRIDGE SCHOOL CASE

Child rights panel to reopen case; police lodge FIR

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

JALANDHAR: Following the allegations levelled by the parents of Class X girl Khushi against two senior boys of Cambridge International School here, the police today lodged an FIR against them.

CAMPUS NOTES

Handling examination stress

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: Students of Sanskriti KMV School witnessed a live session on Interaction by Prime Minister Narinder Modi with the students of schools and colleges across the world focusing on the issue of Handling Examination Stress.

Gang of robbers arrested

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

PHILLAUR: The Phillaur police have busted a gang of robbers identified as Amandeep of Kotkapura village, Rajbir Singh of Pakhi Kalan village (Faridkot), Manvinder Singh and Davinder Kumar of Phillaur.

Singers perform on popular songs

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

Jalandhar: Singers Jassi Gill and Babbal Rai performed on their popular hits during an evening held at Jullundur Gymkhana Club here today.

‘GST, a leap towards growth’

‘GST, a leap towards growth’

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: “Goods and Services Tax (GST) is like an old wine in a new bottle”.

NRI commits suicide

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

Phillaur: A Canada-based NRI, Sucha Singh, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself.

Youth nabbed with drug pills from court complex

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The police today nabbed a youth from the court complex here. The accused had allegedly come to the place to supply drug pills to an undertrial who was to be produced in the court.

Kailey to appear in ‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions

Kailey to appear in ‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: He can balance an egg on a standing ball point pen, then places a weight on 1.5 kg on it and then a cold drink bottle and finally another egg on top.

Manju Aggarwal to be Bhogpur MC chief

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as Jalandhar Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh and ex-MP Mahinder Singh Kaypee had ceremoniously made four MC councillors from Bhogpur join the party at a function held at Congress Bhawan last month, they failed to get a team of their choice under Raj Kumar Raja.

Reports of closure of sewa kendras worry staff

Reports of closure of sewa kendras worry staff

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: The government decision of shutting down sewa kendras in the state has created a panicky situation in the rural belt of the district.

Loss in business drives man to end his life

Loss in business drives man to end his life

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Manpreet Singh (43), living in the Roop Nagar mohalla on the Jalandhar road, allegedly committed suicide today by hanging himself from the ceiling of a room in his house.

Parents demand proper probe in caseCAMBRIDGE SCHOOL CASE

Parents demand proper probe in case

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: The parents of the Class X student of Cambridge International School who had allegedly attempted suicide on January 10 this year – she fell off the fourth floor of the school building – today alleged that she had been harassed by boys of the same school moments before the incident took place on the fateful day.

BRIEFLY

IT fest organised

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions, Loharan Campus, organised an IT fest. Around 85 students participated in the event.

University students dance to the tune of  Jasmine Sandlas

University students dance to the tune of Jasmine Sandlas

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Lovely Professional University (LPU) organised a ‘Gaana’ Campus Connect Live Music Concert at its Baldev Raj Mittal Unipolis Auditorium.

Screening of PSA films mandatory before exhibition, says DC

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner (DC), said today that the Public Service Awareness (PSA) films must be screened before the exhibition of each commercial film in the cinema halls and theatres in the district.

ADC calls for proper implementation of schemes

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bhupinder Pal Singh today asked officials to effectively implement the centrally sponsored schemes so that people could get the benefits of these schemes.

GTB college students shine in PU zonal contest

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

DASUYA (HOSHIARPUR): Students of Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College of Education, Dasuya, obtained 11 positions in the three-day Panjab University zonal academic competitions.

INTACH walks down memory lane

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) conducted a national-level poster making competition ‘Route to Roots’ for school children of class VI to IX standard.

Cong leaders protest outside ED’s office

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Senior Adviser to Chief Minister, Lieutenant-General TS Shergill (retd) today called upon the Guardians of Governance (GoGs) to ensure participation of like-minded people for bringing the much needed social transformation in the state through effective implementation of policies.

GOGs  urged to check proper implementation of schemes

GOGs urged to check proper implementation of schemes

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Senior Adviser to Chief Minister, Lieutenant-General TS Shergill (retd) today called upon the Guardians of Governance (GoGs) to ensure participation of like-minded people for bringing the much needed social transformation in the state through effective implementation of policies.

Car thieves meet MLA for address change on Aadhaar

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: In a strange incident, two men approached Congress MLA Sushil Rinku and requested him to get their address changed on their Aadhaar cards.

NRI woman alleges inaction by police

NRI woman alleges inaction by police

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Sharanjit Kaur, a UK resident, today levelled allegations against the Jalandhar police, alleging that it had failed to register a case against her husband and in-laws who allegedly tried to murder her.

3 of gang held for looting money exchanger

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: The rural police today arrested three persons who had allegedly looted a money exchanger at a village near Phillaur.

Arrest warrants against JIT officialNON-COMPLIANCE OF ORDERS RELATED TO A COMPLAINT

Arrest warrants against JIT official

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has issued non-bailable warrants against the Executive Officer of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) over the non-compliance of its two-year-old orders related to a complaint filed by an allottee of Bibi Bhani Complex.

BRIEFLY

Bishop Mulakkal is chairman for youth

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Rt Rev Dr Franco Mulakkal, Bishop of Punjab, has been appointed as the new chairman for youth in India, besides the consulter for inter-religious dialogue and member for social communication at the Asian level.

Cupid’s dart hits residents his own way

Cupid’s dart hits residents his own way

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The city today witnessed a unique blend of celebrations of the ancient Hindu and the modern era’s most awaited day for expressing love and care -the Mahashivratri and the Valentine’s Day.

Job fair to be held from Feb 21 to 24

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: DC Varinder Kumar Sharma today said the upcoming job fairs in the district would prove to be a one stop platform for job seekers and job providers, thereby immensely benefitting the both.

Raid at transporter’s godown

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: A raid has been conducted by a team of Central GST officers, led by Assistant Commissioner RK Sharma and Deputy Commissioner (CGST) Daljit Kaur on the premises of a godown of leading transporter JSK Logistics in the Industrial Area here.

Farm workers to protest tomorrow

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Thousands of farmers, youths, students, labourers, and women from Doaba and Majha regions will participate in a rally against the black laws on February 16 and 17 at Barnala.

2 booked for poisoning youngster to death

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

TANDA URMAR: The Tanda police have registered a case of murder against two youngsters of Jahura village for allegedly killing a youth by reportedly giving him overdose of some intoxicant.

Looking at positive side of things is my nature: Sartaaj

Looking at positive side of things is my nature: Sartaaj

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: In Punjab, after Gurdas Maan, if an artiste of the Punjabi music industry is substantially credited with veering away from the – guns and daggers – discourse of the Punjabi pop music scene and talking of the land and spirit of the historic land – it is Satinder Sartaaj.

DC seeks public support to tackle illegal mining

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today sought cooperation of the public in checking the menace of illegal mining in the district.

Booze permit seekers allege harassment

Booze permit seekers allege harassment

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The District Excise Department has been mired in a controversy for allegedly ‘browbeating’ those who are approaching the department to obtain liquor permit under L-50A to serve liquor in private functions.

Chef Harpal all set to tickle residents’ taste buds

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, who is popularly known across the world for his jingle “Namak Shamak dal dete hain”, was in the city to inaugurate the opening ceremony of a club lounge and restaurant for which he has also been made the brand ambassador.