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Illegal hotel under patronage of Dr Sidhu, alleges Manna

Illegal hotel under patronage of Dr Sidhu, alleges Manna

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Mandeep Singh Manna, former Congress leader, on Tuesday accused former Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu of shielding the owner of a hotel constructed illegally.

Border farmers up in arms over delay in compensation, warn of protest

Border farmers up in arms over delay in compensation, warn of protest

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

TARN TARAN: Farmers of the border areas have warned the government of protest in case it fails to release the compensation for those having their agricultural land across the fence.

Human rights panel seeks report on woman’s suicide

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has taken a suo motu notice of a woman ending her life during a police raid in Gaziwal village in Beas on June 9.

MUKHA ENCOUNTER

Police accused of forging signatures

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Family members of SAD leader Mukhjit Singh Mukha on Tuesday lodged a written compliant with Police Commissioner SS Srivastav, accusing the then DCP Parampal Singh and SHO Harinder Singh of submitting fake documents to the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) by forging their signatures.

BJP seeks FIR against Khaira

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A local BJP leader has demanded registration of an FIR against Aam Aadmi Party leader and Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, for allegedly supporting the Sikh Referendum 2020.

CTET in 20 languages hailed

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The Centre’s move of having the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in 20 languages, including English, has evoked mixed reactions from the city-based academicians.

Fraudster withdraws Rs15 lakh from bank

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

TARN TARAN: A fraudster withdrew over Rs 15,05,900 from the account of one Tarsem Singh.

16-year-old raped, two booked

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by two persons in Dalla Rajputa village on June 13.

Over 11K pre-primary admissions in district

Over 11K pre-primary admissions in district

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 11,474 students have got themselves enrolled in the pre-primary wing at 874 government schools in the district.

Patti-Makhu rail link project a distant dream for residents

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The proposed Patti-Makhu rail link to connect Amritsar and Ferozepur has become a victim of politics.

Railway overbridge almost complete

Railway overbridge almost complete

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: After jumping several deadlines, the railway overbridge near Bhandari Bridge has been almost completed, finally.

Patients hardly derive any benefit from JSSK scheme

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The failure of the government to fully implement the Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK) at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital has been burning a hole in patients’ pockets.

Highlighting social issues through street plays

Highlighting social issues through street plays

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: It’s a school after school, but with a difference.

Now, order saplings through mobile app

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Now, the residents, who are interested to plant saplings of their choice, can order the same free of cost through ‘i-hariyali’ mobile app under ‘Tandarust Punjab’ mission to enhance green cover in the state.

IAFA hosts exhibition to promote 3D art

IAFA hosts exhibition to promote 3D art

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: With an aim to promote sculptures and murals among the art lovers in the city, the IAFA in collaboration with Impressions, an art group, hosted a national exhibition featuring artists from across the country.

Tractor-trailer seized, 3 held

20 Jun 2018 | 1:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The Mehta police have arrested three persons for allegedly selling stolen tractor-trailer and farm equipment.

Campaign to save environment

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: National Eye Centre, Amritsar started a campaign to save environment. Dr K D Singh, Chairman National Eye Centre, advised public to say no to plastic and everyone should adopt a plant.

Jhansi ki Rani Laxmi Bai remembered

Jhansi ki Rani Laxmi Bai remembered

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: To mark the martyrdom day of Rani Jhansi, the city based Rani Jhansi Society on Monday held a commemorative programme at DAV College’s hall, which was attended by MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla and former minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla.

Jagir Kaur launches her compilation of stories ‘Pinjara’

Jagir Kaur launches her compilation of stories ‘Pinjara’

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: At 23, she became one of the few women from her town to come out from the confines of their homes and openly speak about citizen rights.

‘Khedo Punjab’ to promote sports among students

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: After “Padho Punjab” initiative, the state education board is all set for “Khedo Punjab” to promote sports among the students at government schools.

‘Govt will invest Rs 100 cr on school infrastructure’

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: To provide adequate infrastructure for government schools in the state, an amount of around 100 crores will be invested by the government, said Education Minister OP Soni.

Real estate developers hits out at govt’s new policy

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Real Estate dealers, developers have denounced the new Real Estate Policy, released by the Capt Amarinder Singh government couple of months back.

Vernacular languages facing threat of extinction: Prof Banipal

Vernacular languages facing threat of extinction: Prof Banipal

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-week refresher course in Punjabi language and literature was inaugurated at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

Auto-rickshaw menace continues, HC directions go up in smoke

Auto-rickshaw menace continues, HC directions go up in smoke

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Menace of auto-rickshaws continues to haunt residents on the popular and congested roads in the city. Balram Kumar Sharma, president, Punjab Sudhar Sabha said the authorities must make a norm for taxi drivers to drive their vehicles in a queue.

Seven booked for fraud

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The police on Sunday booked seven persons for duping several residents of Rs 6 crore on the pretext of running a kitty in Chheharta.

Farmers seek 16-hr power supply for irrigation

Farmers seek 16-hr power supply for irrigation

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of various farmer associations staged a protest in front of the office of PSPCL’s Chief Engineer here on Monday

After three days, Aujla again inspects railway station

After three days, Aujla again inspects railway station

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: After inspecting the railway station three days ago, MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla once again conducted a surprise check of the railway station on Monday.

Compounding case: Committee to take more time to submit report

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The inquiry committee constituted by the Municipal Corporation to probe into the compounding case of two hotels near the bus stand will take more time to submit its report to Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu.

MR vaccination drive: Health Dept fails to achieve target

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department has failed to achieve its target to cover 6.5 lakh children under the measles-rubella vaccination drive. Of the total children, over 5 lakh have been vaccinated for measles and rubella so far.

AIIMS entrance examination: City student bags AIR 50

AIIMS entrance examination: City student bags AIR 50

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: City student Suryansh bagged all-India rank (AIR) 50 in the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance examination, the results of which were declared on Monday.

2,500 teachers to get appointment letters

2,500 teachers to get appointment letters

19 Jun 2018 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: To meet a shortage of teachers, the state government will give appointment letters to 2,500 teachers under the Master Cadre at a function in the Guru Nanak stadium on June 29. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will preside over the function and handover the letters.

Remembering the fifth Guru

Remembering the fifth Guru

18 Jun 2018 | 1:27 AM

A sea of devotees at the Golden Temple on the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Amritsar on Sunday.

Assaulted, father of cable operator’s employee dies

Assaulted, father of cable operator’s employee dies

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Dharamvir Singh, who was critically injured after a group of persons had attacked him and his two sons at Tahliwala Bazaar on Sultanwind road here on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries in the late night hours.

Banker booked for fraud

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

TARN TARAN: A manager of the Cooperative Bank’s Valtoha branch along with a secretary of a cooperative society has been booked for Rs 17.

Sewerage project nears completion

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC superintending engineer inspected the sewerage project going on under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at Majitha Road.

Transplant paddy at monsoon onset: Agri Dept

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: To control the depleting water table in the state, the Agriculture Department has urged the farmers to strictly follow the government’s instructions regarding transplantation of paddy after June 20.

Three robbers arrested

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, the police have arrested three members of a robbers' gang.

Woman travel agent booked for fraud

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The Beas police have booked a woman travel agent for fraud and human trafficking.

Recruitment of sports teachers sought

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Berozgaar DPI and Physical Education Teachers Union on Sunday urged the state government to fill vacancies of physical education teachers.

Vendors removed from Mall road

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on the directions of MC Commissioner Sonali Giri, a team, led by Estate Officer Sushant Bhatia, removed the vendors on the Mall road here on Saturday.

Excessive phone use by kids a health hazard: Experts

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: These days it is easy to convince children for anything just by handing a smart phone over to them.

Showers bring double delight

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR:The showers late on Saturday evening brought a double delight for the residents as it, besides reducing the temperature, washed away the dust blanket that had covered the region for the last two days.

Traditional courses students’ favourite

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Traditional courses seem to be the preference of the city students as they seek admissions to colleges.

Man accused of forced abortion, bigamy

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman has accused her husband of bigamy and forcing her for aborting her child twice.

Ad hoc lecturers unhappy over GNDU’s new recruitment rules

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as Guru Nanak Dev University is all set to start its staff recruitment on Monday, the association of ad hoc teachers has lashed out at the university for changing the eligibility criteria for teaching jobs.

Overcharging: Consumer forum members not on same page

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has referred a complaint regarding overcharging (above MRP) by a bakery to the state commission after a one of its members submitted a dissenting note.

Waste rots near rly station chhabeel stall

Waste rots near rly station chhabeel stall

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The dumping of garbage near chhabeel stalls, set up to serve cold sweetened water to people heading towards the Golden Temple, at the railway station has become irksome for people.

Jandiala MC chief joins Cong

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: In a jolt to the SAD-BJP alliance in Jandiala, the president of Municipal Council from SAD, Mamta Rani, shifted her allegiance to the Congress here on Sunday.

Technology helps express love for father

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Technology came to rescue of city youngsters, who could not make it to home on the occasion of Father’s Day on Sunday.

Sidhu for tourism promotion

Sidhu for tourism promotion

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu made a whirlwind tour of several tourist destination sites in the holy city on Sunday.

Snatchers held

18 Jun 2018 | 1:16 AM

Amritsar: The city police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two snatchers — Prabhjit Singh of Kandowali village and Yadwinder Singh, alias Phuman, of Chetanpura village.

Rs 47 lakh fraud by banker

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The Ajnala police have booked a clerk of Cooperative Bank in Ajnala for allegedly bungling Rs 46.82 lakh from the accounts of different account holders.

Cable operator’s employee stabbed to death; two hurt

Cable operator’s employee stabbed to death; two hurt

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth, identified as Gagandeep Singh, was stabbed to death while his father and brother sustained grievous injuries after a group of persons attacked them over a minor issue of repairing and replacing of a set-top box here on Saturday.

SNIPPETS

Man held for sexual assault

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

Amritsar: The Majitha police arrested Mahinder Singh of Nangal Punia village for “sexually assaulting” a young girl of the same village on Friday.

Creativity on display at IAFA

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Showcasing the works of art masters in the city, IAFA’s Hidden Treasures exhibition displays a collection of paintings, artifacts, sculptures and books.

Storm drain sought to tackle waterlogging

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAAR: Residents of low-lying areas and congested streets want the Municipal Corporation (MC) to get replaced the old sewage pipes besides installation of storm sewerage to save the city from waterlogging during the rainy days.

No room for visitors at GMC boys’ hostels

No room for visitors at GMC boys’ hostels

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: In the absence of adequate facilities, including visitors’ rooms for guardians, at Government Medical College (GMC) here, the students often have to attend their guests in canteens or under the shade of trees.

171 boys seek admission to meritorious school

171 boys seek admission to meritorious school

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Counseling for boys for admissions to Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students witnessed 171 seeking admission to the various streams of the school on Saturday.

Fifth Guru to be remembered

Fifth Guru to be remembered

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

The district is all set to observe the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev, fifth Sikh Master, which falls on June 17.

3 nabbed with illegal weapons

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police arrested three persons and seized three illegal weapons on Saturday.

Farmers’ union ‘exposes’ claims of agriculture officials

Farmers’ union ‘exposes’ claims of agriculture officials

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

TARN TARAN: In an embarrassment to the Agriculture Department, the Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC), Punjab, has rubbished the former’s claim that the paddy transplanted by certain farmers in different villages was destroyed with police assistance.

30 pigs captured from posh localities

30 pigs captured from posh localities

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The health wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) caught more than 30 stray pigs from posh localities, including Ranjit Avenue, Rani Ka Bagh and Company Garden on Saturday.

Heroin seized from Pak train

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Customs sleuths have confiscated 1 kg of heroin from a wagon of a goods train that came from Pakistan to the Attari railway station here on Saturday.

Serving water and some inspiration

Serving water and some inspiration

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: In a hot afternoon, 58-year-old Narendra Chawla and his wife Usha can be seen patrolling in their car, looking for a busy spot to park and serve water.

4 killed in separate mishaps

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: A man and his eight-year-old daughter were killed while his wife escaped narrowly in a road mishap near the Talwandi Ghumman bus stand on the Amritsar–Pathankot highway here on Saturday.

People of all religions celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

People of all religions celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the city with enthusiasm and zeal.

Farmers seek 16-hour power supply

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmers and labour rights activists under the leadership of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee staged a protest outside the PSPCL office for the second consecutive day on Friday demanding at least 16-hour power supply for tube wells during the paddy season.

‘Jatt vs IELTS’ cast promotes movie

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab, known as the land of five rivers, has also earned a name in the global immigration map thanks to youth’s fetish with migration.

Passengers bearing the brunt of power cuts at railway station

Passengers bearing the brunt of power cuts at railway station

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Passengers at the railway station have to bear the brunt of long power cuts amid scorching heat.

Now, GNDU pool open for residents

Now, GNDU pool open for residents

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has decided to extend their swimming pool membership to residents of the city.

Demonstration of ABG machine held

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: A demonstration of the Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) machine was conducted at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital on Friday.

MERITORIOUS SCHOOL COUNSELLING

Non-medical stream top choice among students

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: In the on-going counselling for admission to Senior Secondary Residential Schools for Meritorious Students, so far the majority of students are opting for non-medical stream.

Civic body stops construction of langar hall on its land

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: In a significant move, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has stopped the construction of a langar hall at Dera Bhuriwala, opposite Guru Ramdas Hospital, near Gurdwara Shaheedan Sahib, here, on Friday.

Gang of snatchers busted, 2 held

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

The rural police claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of its two members involved in multiple snatching incidents in the Border area here on Friday.

Elderly woman murdered

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

TARN TARAN: Amrik Kaur, a 62-year-old woman, was allegedly died due to suffocation in Sarhali village, 22 kilometers from here, late on Thursday evening.

Third case registered against illegal travel agent for duping city man

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: With already at least two cases registered against her for duping people on the pretext of running an illegal immigration firm, the police have booked travel agent Padmani Khanna of Vagabands Immigration Consultancy in a third case.

Students, volunteers and DAPOs to work togetherFIGHTING DRUG MENACE

Students, volunteers and DAPOs to work together

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration on Friday held a meeting with school principals, Nehru Yuva Kendra in-charges and officials of various other departments requesting them to work in association with Drug Abuse Prevention Officers (DAPO) in villages to fight against the drug menace.

Pilgrims significant blood contributors to city hospitals

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Pilgrims, who visit the city to pay obeisance at Golden Temple and other holy shrines, are significant contributors of blood to prominent blood banks in the city.

A culinary celebration of Eid in city

A culinary celebration of Eid in city

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Curating the best of gastronomical delights from the Mughlai and Awadhi cuisines, the culinary celebrations of Eid seems to have taken the holy city.

Ailing inmate commits suicide in jail

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: A prisoner committed suicide in the hospital on the jail premises by hanging himself from a grill here on Thursday.

Surprise checks reveal maintenance negligence on trains at city rly station

Surprise checks reveal maintenance negligence on trains at city rly station

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: After multiple complaints by commuters, Member of Parliament Gurjeet Singh Aujla conducted surprise checks on Tata Muri Express, Shatabdi Express and Hisar passenger at the Amritsar railway station.

Residents choked as dust blankets region

Residents choked as dust blankets region

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The dust blanket covering the region has turned problematic for residents of the city as they felt it unsafe to go out of their homes without covering their faces.

NCC camp concludes

16 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

Amritsar: A national-level NCC Camp, ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’, concluded on Friday.

BRIEFLY

Heroin seized from inmate

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have recovered 50 gm of heroin from a jail inmate. Mandeep Singh, alias Monu, of LIG Housing Board Colony had been brought for a court hearing when the heroin was seized, said ASI Surinder Singh, in charge of the court complex police post.

Event under Poshan Abhiyan

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department organised an event under Poshan Abhiyan at Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil hospital here on Thursday.

Post office to hold camps to promote philately

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: To motivate city students to take up the art of writing letters and collecting stamps, the Amritsar head post office is set to organise philately camps.

Riot victims allege Cong ‘discrimination’

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The victims of the 1984 riots on Thursday met Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, apprising him of the “discriminatory” treatment given to them by the Congress-led state government.

Widening their horizons at theatre workshop

Widening their horizons at theatre workshop

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: “The youth in our state is struggling to find a future, employment and avenues to grow. Therefore, they are vulnerable to exploitation,” says Afzal Khan, a young theatre artiste, who has come to attend a month-long theatre workshop at Virsa Vihar.

US scholars get knowledge of Sikh history

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day international seminar on ‘History of Sikhism-Nationalism and Partition’ on Thursday commenced at Khalsa College for Women (KCW) in which Fulbright scholars from Metropolitan State University, Denver, USA, participated and discussed vital issues regarding the origin of Sikhism and division of India and Pakistan.

Over 400 donate blood at nine camps

Over 400 donate blood at nine camps

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A total of nine blood donation camps were organised in the city to mark World Blood Donor Day on Thursday. A total of 415 units of blood were collected and the process was going on till the filing of this report.

Cameras to film GNDU recruitment process

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) is all set to record the staff recruitment process for its various departments, regional campuses and constituted colleges.

Mayor faces stir at garbage dump

Mayor faces stir at garbage dump

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC will install three tube wells and a sub-fire station to control frequent incidents of fire at the garbage dump in Bhagtanwala.

Road rage: Man fires at trader, arrested

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A road rage took an ugly turn when a car driver opened fire at another vehicle owner at Gate Hakima on Wednesday evening. The accused has been identified as Subash Sehgal, a resident of Gate Hakima, and his 10 accomplices.

Gangsters confess to their role in councillor’s murder: Police

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have claimed that gangsters Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, Sonu Kangla and Bobby Malhotra got Congress councillor Gurdeep Singh Pehalwan murdered in the city.

Protest over BSF prohibition to go across fence; seven booked

Protest over BSF prohibition to go across fence; seven booked

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

TARN TARAN: Farmers, who are already up in arms against the BSF for not allowing them to go across the fence, have been left infuriated with the Khalra police registering a case against seven of them for creating “hindrance” in the BSF functioning.

MC blueprint out for heritage street to Durgiana Temple

MC blueprint out for heritage street to Durgiana Temple

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: On the lines of the Golden Temple Heritage Street, the Municipal Corporation (MC) is all set to develop a heritage walk from Hathi Gate to Durgiana Temple. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and MC Commissioner Sonali Giri shared the design and architectural details of the project here on Wednesday.

BRIEFLY

2 vehicle lifters nabbed

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

TARN TARAN: The Goindwal Sahib police have busted a three-member gang of vehicle lifters. Two of them have been arrested. The gang is said to have been indulged in stealing vehicles.

Truck crushes man to death

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: A pedestrian was crushed to death by an unidentified truck in Daburji in the wee hours on Wednesday. Identified as Balwinder Singh of Shubham Enclave, Daburji, he was going to a gurdwara nearby when the mishap took place.

Aujla inaugurates plantation campaign

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Wednesday started a plantation drive at Mudhal village, adopted by him under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

Two officials face transfer for ‘not supporting’ health drive

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration has transferred two health officials for not playing a supportive role in the ongoing ‘Tandrust Punjab’ mission. Identified as Rajni Rani and Jatinder Singh, both are Food Safety Officers.

Urge for learning draws children to summer camps

Urge for learning draws children to summer camps

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: City youngsters are making the most of their summer vacation by taking part in activities, such as horse riding, cooking, painting, and acting among others. Enthusiastic children are keen on utilising their time wisely.

250 city taxi drivers given training in soft skills, English

250 city taxi drivers given training in soft skills, English

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration on Wednesday concluded a 10-day personality development course for as many as 250 taxi drivers of the city. The programme was named ‘Respect of tourists — Identity of Punjab’.

Hudiara effluents to be diverted through sewerage

Hudiara effluents to be diverted through sewerage

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: After the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) backed out of the ambitious project of cleaning the Hudiara drain, also known as Tung Dhab drain, due to high toxic elements, the plight of the people residing in the colonies alongside the drain seems to have caught the government’s attention amid its ongoing ‘Tandrust Punjab’ mission.

Smart City agency seeks residents’ suggestions for development

Smart City agency seeks residents’ suggestions for development

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Amritsar Smart City Ltd (ASCL), a government agency formed to implement the Smart City project here, has started garnering opinions of people from residential and commercial areas to boost the infrastructure and civic amenities in the holy city.

Imparting culinary skills to needy

Imparting culinary skills to needy

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: With her usual arsenal (a spatula and a bowl) and clear head, young chef Drishti Nanda from the city is aiming to break some social barriers by empowering needy women with professional culinary skills.

Gangster in five-day police custody

Gangster in five-day police custody

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The police produced gangster Bobby Malhotra in a local court to get him on five-day remand in connection with councillor Gurdeep Pehalwan murder case on Wednesday.

Golden Avenue residents for reinstallation of gates

Golden Avenue residents for reinstallation of gates

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Councillor Ajit Singh Bhatia has opposed the Municipal Corporation’s (MC) action of removing the gates from the Golden Avenue locality. He met the Mayor and MC Commissioner regarding it on Wednesday.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
After residents’ wrath, MC stops demolition drive

After residents’ wrath, MC stops demolition drive

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation (MC) of Bathinda on Tuesday stopped its demolition drive after the wrath of people.

SAD to hold dharna against ‘false cases’

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Former Cabinet minister and senior SAD leader Sikander Singh Maluka on Tuesday announced that the party would hold an indefinite dharna soon against the “false cases” being registered against its workers in the district.

MAUR CIVIL HOSPITAL

Protest ends as govt appoints doctors

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: With the district administration assuring that the vacant posts of doctor would be filled soon at the Civil Hospital in Maur Mandi, the ongoing protest in the town came to an end on Tuesday evening.

Two inmates clash inside jail

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Two inmates clashed inside the Central Jail at Gobindpura on Tuesday.

24 per cent applicants fail dope test for arms licence

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Ever since the state government made the dope test mandatory for getting arms licence or seeking its renewal, 24 per cent of the applicants in the district have been tested positive for using banned substances.

Farmers seek cancellation of cases, stage protest

Farmers seek cancellation of cases, stage protest

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding cancellation of cases registered against them for sowing paddy before June 20 and burning stubble last year, farmers under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) protested in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Tuesday.

Hit by stray cattle, 2 hurt

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

MALOUT: Two motorcyclists got injured on Tuesday after being hit by a stray cattle near Deonkhera village here.

Body found near Burja village

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

MALOUT: A man in his early fifties was found dead near Burja village here on Tuesday. The Kabarwala police have started investigation into the incident.

TANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION

Faridkot to revive 103 ponds to avoid the fury of floods

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

FARIDKOT: Days before the onset of monsoon, the district administration and the panchayat department has embarked on a time-tested formula to avoid the fury of floods.

Revenue patwaris stage protest over demands

Revenue patwaris stage protest over demands

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: The Revenue Patwaris’ Union on Tuesday staged a protest for four hours from 11 am to 3 pm at the old tehsil complex to get their demands fulfilled.

KHALSA DIWAN

SAD accuses Cong of ignoring norms

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: SAD leader Sarup Chand Singla on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress over appointing the president of Khalsa Diwan Gurdwara Singh Sabha.

CCTV cameras at police stations lying defunct

CCTV cameras at police stations lying defunct

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras installed at the city police stations have been lying defunct for a long time, but no action has been taken by the police department or police station head to get it functional.

Bir Talab Zoo cries for vet doc, proper equipment

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: With no doctor, medical equipment and medicines at the Bir Talab Zoo, the animals there appear to be at God’s mercy.

Immigration firm accused of fraud

Immigration firm accused of fraud

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: A girl of Wander village in Moga district on Tuesday accused a local immigration agency of duping her of money on the pretext of sending her abroad.

City lads bag third spot in chess tourney

City lads bag third spot in chess tourney

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda lads secured the third place in the Punjab State Open Cities Chess Championship-2018, which concluded in Sangrur on Sunday.

Pig farming gaining popularity among state farmers: Study

20 Jun 2018 | 12:51 AM

BARNALA: Pig farming is gaining popularity among state farmers as a group of youngsters from four districts recently completed their week-long training at Krishi Vigyan kendar (centre) at Handiaya in Barnala.

Five booked, 1 held with stolen car

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Kotwali police arrested a member of a gang allegedly involved in selling stolen vehicles further by changing their chasis number and by making fake registration papers.

One booked for bid to rape minor

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: An unidentified person has been booked for attempting to rape a Class VIII student in Bhucho.

Rs 10.25 lakh for martyr’s family

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Power Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar and Advisor to Chief Minister Lt General (retd) TS Shergil paid obeisance at the bhog ceremony of martyr sepoy Sukhwinder Singh, who was killed in Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir a few days ago, at Hakamsinghwala village on Sunday.

Make demand for pure water a campaign, says Seechewal

Make demand for pure water a campaign, says Seechewal

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

FARIDKOT: Giving a call to make the demand for pure drinking water a campaign in the next Lok Sabha elections to force all political parties to address the issue, environmentalists, religious persons and social activists on Monday joined hands in Faridkot in the wake of high pollutants spoiling the surface and groundwater in the state.

Tandarust Punjab: Power Minister launches green drive

Tandarust Punjab: Power Minister launches green drive

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Power Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar on Monday launched a drive to distribute free saplings under the Tandarust Punjab mission of the state government.

Years on, waterlogging still haunts localsBETTER BATHINDA CIVIC AMENITIES- V

Years on, waterlogging still haunts locals

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Many years have passed and a huge amount have been spend on resolving the waterlogging problem in the city, but the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda has failed to find a solution to the problem till date.

MCB demolishes showroom, warns others

MCB demolishes showroom, warns others

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: On the directions of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, the building branch of the Municipal Corporation on Monday continued its demolition drive for the second day in the city.

SACRILEGE

CBI searches dera follower’s house

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

FARIDKOT: After a special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab police, probing the three-year-old sacrilege incidents in Faridkot, handed over the so far conducted investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the CBI sleuths on Sunday evening searched the house of Shakti Singh at Daggu Romana village of Faridkot.

Man killed over dispute

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A man was killed over a petty dispute while boozing at a roadside dhaba near Gol Diggi here late Sunday night.

All seats in Bathinda, Ludhiana meritorious schools filled

All seats in Bathinda, Ludhiana meritorious schools filled

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: All seats for girls and boys at Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students, Bathinda, have been filled.

AIIMS: City girl Ramneek bags AIR 2

AIIMS: City girl Ramneek bags AIR 2

19 Jun 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Ramneek Kaur Mahal, Manraj Singh Sra and Sabin Rai brought laurels to the city by securing all-India rank (AIR) 2, 4 and 48, respectively, in the AIIMS entrance examination, the result of which was announced on Monday.

Rain will check growth of whitefly, says Agri officer

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

MANSA: Mansa chief agriculture officer Paramjit Singh Brar on Sunday said the rain that the region had received would curb the growth of whitefly and would also lower the need for using insecticides and other sprays on cotton crop.

ABETMENT OF SUICIDE CASE

Cong protests against SAD councillor

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the SC/ST Cell of the Congress on Sunday protested against SAD councillor Rajinder Singh Sidhu.

Only nine challans for drunken driving this year

Only nine challans for drunken driving this year

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: While drunken driving cases are on the rise in the city, the traffic police seem to have failed in curbing the trend.

One booked for beating up man, eloping with his wife

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A person has been booked for illegally entering the house of a Dhobiana Basti resident, along with his associates, and beating up the house owner.

PPCB starts process to close 2 brick kilns

PPCB starts process to close 2 brick kilns

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

FARIDKOT: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has started the process to close two brick kilns in Faridkot.

TANDARUST PUNJAB

PPCB conducts check at cement factory

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Under the Tandarust Punjab mission, the Punjab Pollution Control Board on Sunday conducted a surprise check at the Ultra Tech cement factory in Lehra Mohabbat.

MCB officials in a fix on cracking the whip on illegal buildings

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Officials of the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) are in a fix over taking action against the illegal buildings constructed under political patronage in the city as the civic body has started taking action after Minister for Local Bodies Navjot Singh Sidhu’s directions and suspension of various MC officials in Jalandhar.

Wallet, cash snatched

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A snatching incident has been reported from Jhumba village in which three persons snatched a wallet and Rs 21,450 in cash from a man.

Couple booked for Rs14 lakh immigration fraud

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BARNALA: Barnala city police have registered a fraud case against a husband-wife duo on the charge of duping a Dhurkot youth of Rs 14 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Canada on a work permit.

With relief, misery comes along for city

With relief, misery comes along for city

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The city received 23-mm rainfall on Sunday morning, which led to waterlogging in various low-lying areas.

Dust settles as wait for rain gets over

Dust settles as wait for rain gets over

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda and its adjoining areas received the much-awaited spell of rain.

Farmers gherao Agri Dept team at Kotra village

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers gheraoed a team of the Agriculture Department at Kotra village in the Rampura area.

Traffic police go soft on underage driving in city

Traffic police go soft on underage driving in city

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Underage driving seems to be rampant in the city.

SAD, Cong treating me as enemy: Khaira

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

FARIDKOT: Facing ‘trouble’ within and outside theparty for supporting “Sikh Referendum 2020”, Sukhpal Singh Khaira,said things were blown out of proportion by the Congress and SAD in Punjab.

Anganwari workers’ protest continues, enters 139th day

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: A thick cover of dust engulfing the city notwithstanding, anganwari workers and helpers have been continuously staging a protest outside the District Administrative Complex.

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with fervour in city

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with fervour in city

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Muslims in the city on Saturday.

Poor security: Incidents of theft on rise at bus stand

Poor security: Incidents of theft on rise at bus stand

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: With no security arrangements in place, there has been a significant rise in theft cases at the city bus stand.

Sanitation workers seek timely salary

Sanitation workers seek timely salary

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding fulfillment of their long-pending demands, sanitation workers staged a protest in front of the MC office here on Saturday.

Parents approach admn against schoolFEE HIKE

Parents approach admn against school

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Parents of students studying in Global Discovery School, Rampura Phul, met ADC Sakshi Sawhney and submitted a memorandum of their complaints against the school authorities and urged her to look into the matter.

Man arrested on blackmailing charge

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-1 staff has arrested a person on a charge of blackmailing.

SAD accuses govt of not providing funds to Bathinda MC

SAD accuses govt of not providing funds to Bathinda MC

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Accusing the state government of not proving funds to the Bathinda civic body to carry out development works in the city, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers staged a protest against the Congress at Fire Brigade Chowk here on Saturday.

Armed men take away 128 bags of paddy from godown

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Miscreants stole 128 bags of paddy from the Pungrain godown located on the Goniana-Lakhi Jungal road here on Friday night.

SNIPPETS

Farmer commits suicide

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BARNALA: A farmer, who was under debt, allegedly committed suicide in Dhaula village of Barnala district on Thursday night.

Tandarust Punjab: Basketball championship in Muktsar

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

MALOUT: The District Olympic Association (DOA) of Muktsar on Friday announced to hold the first season of the DOA Basketball Tournament 2018 from July 5.

Fuel price hike: Cong protests at villages

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

MALOUT: Against the escalating prices of fuel, Congress leaders of Malout on Friday lodged protests in various villages.

Work on converting 5 places into parks begins in Bhikhi

Work on converting 5 places into parks begins in Bhikhi

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: The unbearable stench emanating from five different places in Bhikhi will soon become a thing of the past as these places are being converted into parks under the Tandarust Mission launched by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Bir Behman shows the way in waste water mgmt

Bir Behman shows the way in waste water mgmt

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Bir Behman village, located in the Bathinda block, has shown the way in waste water management by converting five acres of foul smell emanating from the pond into a site that will clean 21,000 litres of village water daily and supply it to fields for the irrigation purpose.

Not paid for months, PWD workers stage protest

Not paid for months, PWD workers stage protest

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union (Water Supply and Sewerage Board branch) staged a protest outside the office of Triveni Company on Friday for not releasing their salaries.

Health Dept officials check medical shops in Mansa

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Following the guidelines issued by the state government under the Tandarust Punjab Mission, a Health Department team on Friday conducted a surprise checking at medical stores in Mansa.

Residents oppose proposal to shift Barnala bus stand

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BARNALA: Residents have opposed the Local Bodies Department’s proposal to shift the bus stand outside the city.

VB nabs cop taking bribe

VB nabs cop taking bribe

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: The Vigilance Bureau nabbed a head constable posted at the Civil Hospital police post red-handed while accepting Rs 5,000 in bribe on Friday.

Rail traffic to be affected on June 17, 24

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Due to construction of four limited height subways, the rail traffic will be affected for almost six hours on the Bathinda-Sri Ganganagar route on June 17 and 24.

MCB fund crunch: SAD-BJP councillors to protest today

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: SAD leader and former MLA Sarup Singla on Friday held a meeting with SAD-BJP councillors at his office to discuss strategy to counter the Congress government for not releasing funds for development works to the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB).

12 days on, farmer’s body still in mortuaryABETMENT OF SUICIDE

12 days on, farmer’s body still in mortuary

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Twelve days have passed but the body of the farmer who committed suicide at Lehra Dhurkot on May 3 is still lying in the Rampura Civil Hospital mortuary.

Despite order, paddy sowing goes on

Despite order, paddy sowing goes on

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

Transplantation of paddy is going on in the district even as the Punjab Government has imposed a ban on doing so before June 20.

Bathinda meritorious school leads

Bathinda meritorious school leads

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students, Bathinda, has come up trumps among all 10 schools in the state as almost all its seats have been filled.

Security intensified post IB alert

Security intensified post IB alert

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Security has been intensified following Intelligence Bureau (IB) alert in the city. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naveen Singla, along with an anti-terrorist squad, anti-sabotage team and sniffer dogs conducted a check at the railway station. Apart from this, police teams have been deployed at various chowks and public places in the city.

Gang of robbers busted, 2 held

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BARNALA: The CIA claimed to have busted a gang of robbers allegedly involved in robbing liquor vends and petrol pumps, on Wednesday night.

Safai workers go on 3-day strike in Malout

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

MALOUT: Members of the Sweepers’ Union on Thursday lodged a protest at Muktsar, Malout and Gidderbaha – all three sub-divisional towns – in the district.

Mobile phone seized from jail inmate

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Once again security arrangements at the Central Jail have come under scanner following the recovery of a mobile phone and a battery from an inmate of the jail located at Gobindpura in the district on Wednesday.

Woman found killed, paramour booked

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

MALOUT: A 35-year-old married woman of Dabwali Malko Ki village here, who had allegedly eloped with her paramour of the same village a few days ago, was found dead in an irrigation channel on Thursday.

Fish farming proving a boon for farmers

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

MALOUT: The aquaculture seems to have proved a boon for the waterlogging affected farmers.

MCB plans to intensify drive to recover outstanding tax

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has planned to intensify the drive to recover the outstanding sewerage/water and property house tax by tightening the noose around the defaulters in the city.

Mobile testing van takes 30 samples of food, beverages

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: The mobile testing van collected 30 samples of food and beverages from different locations in the city out of which seven samples failed purity test on Thursday.

Health Dept destroys chemically ripened fruits

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Officials of the Health Department conducted a raid at the fruit market near Rajindra College and destroyed artificially ripened fruit.

Dust storm leads to respiratory problems

Dust storm leads to respiratory problems

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Following dust storm that has engulfed the region in thick blanket of dust for the past three days, the Civil Hospital in Bathinda witnessed a sizeable increase in the number of patients with respiratory, skin and eye infection problems at outpatient department (OPD).

Flights cancelled due to dust cover

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to winds from Rajasthan, which has been hit by a dust storm, an envelope of dust has engulfed the entire region, which also affected the movement of flights from the Bathinda airport located at Virk Kalan village in the district.

Farmers set their eyes on migrant labourers

Farmers set their eyes on migrant labourers

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: The city railway station is seen crowded by farmers who come to hire migrant labourers ahead of the paddy sowing season, beginning from June 20.

One held with Rs 80 lakh heroin

15 Jun 2018 | 1:10 AM

Barnala: The CIA arrested a person and confiscated 250 gm heroin worth around Rs 80 lakh from near Khudi Kalan on Wednesday night.

2.5-yr-old girl found in cradle

2.5-yr-old girl found in cradle

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: A 2.5-year-old girl child was found in the cradle (panghura) installed outside the Mahant Gurbanta Dass School for Deaf and Dumb on Wednesday morning.

Confusion prevails during MC meeting

Confusion prevails during MC meeting

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Senior deputy mayor Tarsem Goyal and deputy mayor Gurinderpal Kaur Mangat on Wednesday walked out from the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting alleging that they had not been consulted on the agenda.

Dengue larvae: Health teams conduct raids

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Following the instructions of Civil Surgeon Dr HN Singh, health teams conduced checks at various places in the city for growth of dengue larvae.

Fish found dead in reservoir

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

MALOUT: After getting the report of fishes dying at the reservoir of the waterworks at Tharajwala village, a team of the district administration, led by Tehsildar, on Wednesday visited the village and took water samples from there.

Heat wave: Two die of high fever

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons died of high fever in Bathinda on Wednesday.

Steps to ensure girl students’ safety in schools

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

MALOUT: To ensure the security of girl students in government schools, the Education Department has asked all the school heads and district education officers (DEOs) to take some mandatory steps.

Six thefts reported from Ganesha Basti

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Six theft incidents have been reported in the Ganesha Basti area in the past 20 days.

Bhai Rupa village clash: 20 SAD workers booked for murder bid

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Phul police on Wednesday booked 20 SAD workers on the charge of attempt to murder in the incident pertaining to a clash with Congress workers during the Kangar Pati cooperative society election held two days ago at Bhai Rupa village in the district.

Defacement of public property goes on unabated in Malout

Defacement of public property goes on unabated in Malout

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

MALOUT: At a time when both the state and Central governments are working under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the defacement of public property is still going on with impunity here in Malout town.

RASHRTIYA BAL SWASTHYA KARYAKRAM

Only 25% children follow up treatment

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) seems to be lagging behind in the district when it comes to children following up preliminary examination with treatment.

Bike snatched after assault

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Four unidentified persons snatched a motorcycle by hitting a rod on the head of a person, a resident of Burj Dhelwa village near Tittarsar Gurdwara on the Bathinda-Maur road, on Tuesday evening.

Children’s Home a hope for these kids

Children’s Home a hope for these kids

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: For about a month Vimal has been staying at the Children’s Home as he has not been able to tell the whereabouts of his parents.

Four child labourers rescued from factory

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: As part of the ongoing Child Labour Eradication Week, various teams conducted surprise checks in the city.

Three women among five booked for extortion

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Civil Lines police have booked a gang of five persons, including three women, for allegedly extorting money by threatening to implicate victims in false cases.

Man sets own house on fire

14 Jun 2018 | 1:07 AM

Malout: A man, upset over disputes with his wife, on Wednesday allegedly set his own house on fire at Patel Nagar here.

Bathinda, last 7 days...

Chandigarh bans private coaching classes during school hours

19 Jun 2018 | 1:52 PM

CHANDIGARH: Authorities in Chandigarh on Tuesday announced a ban on private coaching classes during school hours. The ban would be effective from July 1, District Magistrate Ajit Balaji Joshi said.

3 in top 10, 6 among 100

3 in top 10, 6 among 100

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: Three students from the tricity have made it to the top 10 in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance examination. The results were declared on Monday. A total of six students from the tricity have made it to the top 100 this year. This time, the performance of the tricity is better as compared to last year when only two students had made it to the top 100. In 2016, there were five students among the top 100.

MC to give Rs 3-lakh relief to toddler’s kin

MC to give Rs 3-lakh relief to toddler’s kin

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The MC has decided to give a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the family of the one-and-a-half-year-old boy who was mauled to death by stray dogs at a park in Sector 18 on Sunday.

66 fresh dog-bite cases reported

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: There has been no let-up in dog-bite cases in the city. A day after the city witnessed the death of a toddler due to dog bite, the two dispensaries administering free vaccines in the city received 66 fresh dog-bite cases on Monday.

TET teachers climb tank, booked

TET teachers climb tank, booked

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: As many as 70 protesting TET unemployed teachers were on Monday booked for attempt to suicide or for being involved in the act after four of them climbed atop a water tank in Sohana.

Two-year-old boy drowns in bucket

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A two-year-old boy drowned in a bucket of water at his house in Sector 36 on Monday evening.

Schedule of BEd admissions revised

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The meeting of the Advisory Committee for centralised admissions to BEd courses of all affiliated colleges of Panjab University, Chandigarh; Punjabi University, Patiala; and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, located in Punjab was held at Panjab University on Monday.

GGSCW-26 aims at holistic development of studentsMISSION ADMISSION

GGSCW-26 aims at holistic development of students

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Guru Gobind Singh College for Women (GGSCW), Sector 26, named after the 10th Sikh Guru under the aegis of the Sikh Educational Society, takes pride in their mission of imparting quality education to young women.

Press Club holds protest against Shujaat’s killing

Press Club holds protest against Shujaat’s killing

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Press Club condemned the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari by holding a silent protest and condolence meet here on Monday.

Need to develop new methods to tackle bacterial-drug resistance

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day-long symposium on the pressing issue of the increasing presence of drug-resistant bacteria or “superbugs” in hospitals was organised at the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) here on Monday to develop new collaborative research networks for building multi-institutional projects focused on discovering novel anti-bacterials, exploring policy measures and developing tools to tackle anti-microbial resistance.

Smart India Hackathon begins

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The grand finale of Smart India Hackathon-2018 – Hardware Edition (SIH2018), a first-of-its-kind competitive event providing an opportunity to young technical minds for showcasing their creativity, started at Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here on Monday.

Renovation work of UT civic body centre halts sterilisation campaignSTRAY DOG MENACE

Renovation work of UT civic body centre halts sterilisation campaign

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The sterilisation of stray dogs has been on hold for the past one month due to the renovation of the sterilisation centre of the city Municipal Corporation (MC).

Action demanded against MC officials

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Holding civic body officials responsible for the death of one-and-a-half-old Ayush, representatives of an NGO, Voice of Chandigarh, took the child’s family to the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Monday.

Civic body orders drive against wrong parking, defacement

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has ordered a special drive to tackle the parking of vehicles at unauthorised places and removal of illegal hoardings and advertisements from city roads and markets.

Nominated councillors can be part of MC panels, sans voting rights

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief to nominated councillors, UT Administrator and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore has allowed them to be members of various sub-committees of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

27 more down with diarrhoea

27 more down with diarrhoea

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: There has been no let-up in diarrhoea cases in Mauli Jagran. A day after 50 residents of Mauli Jagran and surrounding areas were taken to hospitals after they complained of vomiting and loose motions, 27 fresh cases of diarrhoea were reported at the Mani Majra Civil Hospital on Monday.

Rain breaks 5-yr June record

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: With 146.5 mm recorded so far, the monthly rainfall in June has breached the five-year record. As per the Met Department, more rain is expected due to western disturbance on Tuesday.

Bakeries in Mohali raided

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: A team of the Health Department raided various bakeries in SAS Nagar, especially in the Balongi region, on Monday, under the ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab.

AC bus stand project may take off soon

AC bus stand project may take off soon

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The multi-crore ultra-modern fully AC bus stand project for Patiala may kick off soon as the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) has invited tenders for hiring a consultant to prepare the final plan for the construction of the bus stand.

Tobacco Act: Challans issued to shopkeepers

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:A team of health officials conducted raids and issued challans to 12 shopkeepers and other people under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) Act.

Govt initiative gives new lease of life to four-year-old city student

Govt initiative gives new lease of life to four-year-old city student

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:A student of Class I at a local government school was provided free treatment for a congenital health issue—a hole in the heart— under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram.

Ready to give 8-hour uninterrupted power to paddy farmers: Official

Ready to give 8-hour uninterrupted power to paddy farmers: Official

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is committed to provide eight-hour uninterrupted power supply to paddy farmers in the state for the paddy season from June 20 onwards and the PSPCL has already made elaborate arrangements to provide power supply to its valuable consumers, this was stated by Er Baldev Singh Sran, CMD, PSPCL, here, on Monday.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Park revamp

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

The pathetic state of a park in Sector 65, Mohali, was highlighted in the ‘Have Your Say’ column on February 5. Taking note of it, the Mayor and the civic body sanctioned the refurbishing works of the park which now are in full swings. Residents convey their gratitude to the civic authorities and The Tribune.

Gangster Nehra fond of ‘advanced’ weapons

Gangster Nehra fond of ‘advanced’ weapons

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: Gangster Sampat Nehra, a key member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, who has confessed to his involvement in 25 cases of murder, attempt to murder, and extortion, was fond of “advanced” weapons.

Woman among four booked for robbery, extortion

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

KHARAR: Four persons have been booked on the charge of robbery, extortion, kidnapping and causing hurt.

Man booked for rape after he accuses woman, three others of abduction

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI/ KHARAR: A Shahi Majra resident, Manoj Kumar, was booked for raping a 31-year-old woman after he filed a complaint of abduction and robbery against her and three others.

Call details of notorious criminal Bhatti to be scrutinised by jail authorities

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to probe since how long notorious criminal Rajan Bhatti was using mobile phones in Burail jail, the jail authorities have asked the telecom service providers to provide the call detail records (CDRs) of phone numbers used by Bhatti.

City boys in control after Monarch ton

City boys in control after Monarch ton

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Monarch Goel scored a century as hosts Chandigarh piled on 303 runs against Ambala on the opening day of their Haryana Inter-District U-19 Cricket Championship at the Mahajan Ground in Mani Majra, here on Monday.

Ishan guides St Joseph’s to victory

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, defeated Vivek High School, Mohali, by 25 runs to enter the Sub-Junior Challenger Trophy final here on Monday.

200 athletes train under Mission Tandarust Punjab

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:More than 200 athletes from disciplines like handball, badminton, athletics, swimming, weightlifting and TT are being trained at a summer camp organised under the Mission Tandarust Punjab at here.

State Badminton Ranking C’ship:  Organisers told to pay user chargesTHE TRIBUNE IMPACT

State Badminton Ranking C’ship: Organisers told to pay user charges

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Sports Department on Monday asked the organisers of the recently-concluded State Badminton Ranking Championship to “pay Rs 31,000” for using the facilities at the Sector 7 Sports Complex during the three-day event.

BRIEFLY

Softball trials tomorrow

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Softball Association will conduct trials to select the women’s team for the upcoming Federation Cup Softball Championship at the Panjab University grounds on June 20.

BRIEFLY

Two bags containing ATM card, cash stolen from car

19 Jun 2018 | 1:56 AM

Chandigarh: Two bags containing cash, documents and other valuables were stolen from a car parked near the stairs number two of Sukhna Lake.

AIIMS result out; Sangrur girl Eliza secures top spot

AIIMS result out; Sangrur girl Eliza secures top spot

18 Jun 2018 | 2:23 PM

CHANDIGARH: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday declared the results for its Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) entrance examination.

Stray dogs maul infant to death

Stray dogs maul infant to death

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a shocking incident, a one-and-a-half-year-old boy was mauled to death by stray dogs at a park in Sector 18-C here on Sunday. The victim has been identified as Ayush. Narrating the incident, the victim’s mother, Mamta, who works as a domestic help, said after leaving her four children in the park, she went to a house to clean utensils.

SPORTS BRIEF

Cricket trials on June 20

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated to Haryana, will organise trials to select the senior team at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, on June 20 (7am).

SNIPPETS

Man held for snatching mobile

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: A 36-year-old man has been arrested by the police for snatching a mobile phone from a woman.

Adarsh bags two gold medals, Anjum finishes third

Adarsh bags two gold medals, Anjum finishes third

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

NEW DELHI:Haryana's Adarsh Singh claimed two more gold medals as he emerged triumphant in the men's 25m standard pistol senior and junior category while Mehuli Ghosh shot 632.

First-ever open swimming championship from July 7

First-ever open swimming championship from July 7

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The first SAI Sports Chandigarh Open Swimming Championship will be held at the Sector 23 all-weather swimming pool on July 7-8.

City set for rugby 7s nationals

City set for rugby 7s nationals

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Rugby will make its presence felt in the city during the 6th Senior National Rugby Sevens Championship at Panjab University grounds from June 22 to 24.

Much ado about nothingHAVE YOUR SAY

Much ado about nothing

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

Apropos the news report ''Credit war between P’kula MLA, Mayor" (Chandigarh Tribune, June 17), it was intriguing to learn that a credit war has already begun between the local MLA and the Mayor despite the fact that the Haryana Government is yet to give its approval for the shifting of the garbage dumping ground from Sector 23 to Bhanu village.

OPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Not only teachers, onus lies on Admn & students too

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

At present, a teacher is just a tool to implement government policies. Government teachers across the city have been given non-academic works.

Wake up, link performance with payCOMMENT

Wake up, link performance with pay

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

GOVERNMENT Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 38 (West), has a pass percentage of just 7.94 in Class X, the worst among government schools in Chandigarh.

Maternal mortality rate in state 9% less than national avg

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA: Punjab has shown a decline in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) by 13.47 per cent which is almost 9 per cent lower than the national MMR in 2014-16.

University to launch online admission portal

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA: Punjabi University is all set to launch an online admission portal for admission to affiliated colleges of the University.

Protest held against quota in promotions

Protest held against quota in promotions

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA: The Punjab General Category Welfare Federation and the All India Equality Forum on Sunday organised a protest against giving reservation in promotions to Scheduled caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) employees.

Guava research centre at Wajidpur

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA: To promote diversification in agriculture to help farmers, the state government has decided to establish a Guava Research Estate is on 25 acre of land at village Wajidpur at a cost of Rs 4 cr.

NRI sets up hi-tech dairy farm in Nabha

NRI sets up hi-tech dairy farm in Nabha

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

NABHA:At a time when the Punjabi youth is migrating to other countries, an NRI left comfortable environs in Singapore to set up a high-tech dairy farm in Nabha.

Residents build homes on govt land in Joginder Nagar

Residents build homes on govt land in Joginder Nagar

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:The Municipal Corporation Patiala has been once again caught on the wrong foot over inaction against encroachers on public land at the Joginder Nagar area.

Burglars target locked house in Pinjore

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: Thieves targeted a locked house in Ratpur Colony in Pinjore and decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 3 lakh.

Two elderly men die in separate incidents

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: Two elderly men died in two separate incidents here on Sunday.

Enforcement staff impound vehicle at car bazaar

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

The enforcement staff of the MC has impounded a car in Sector 7 here after it was put on sale by car dealers.

Hit by train, man dies

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: A 27-year-old man dies after being hit by a train on the railway tracks near Amravati Enclave in Pinjore late on Friday evening.

Residents allege misappropriation of funds by housing society officials

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: Members of Sherwood Estate, a housing society on the Landran-Chunni Road in Sector 113, and RKM Housing Limited on Sunday accused founders of the Sherwood Estate misappropriation of its members’ money by making false commitments.

Shaheed Udham Singh memorial to get a facelift

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: Shaheed Udham Singh memorial at Rauza Sharif here, which was in a poor state, is being renovated and beautified at the cost of Rs 5 lakh and the renovation work will be completed by June 30, said Kanwal Preet Brar, Deputy Commissioner, while talking to mediapersons after inspecting the ongoing work.

CONSUMER FORUM: DEFICIENCY IN SERVICE

GMADA told to pay Rs 52.65-lakh relief

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: For delivering incomplete and poor quality apartments, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has been penalised by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Punjab.

Four of family booked for preventing public servant from performing duty

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four persons of a family, including three women, were arrested by the Chandigarh Police for using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty.

Vendors’ gardenREPORTER'S DIARY

Vendors’ garden

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

The scene outside the world famous Rock Garden has turned chaotic.

Panchkula town vending panel meeting tomorrow

Panchkula town vending panel meeting tomorrow

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula Municipal Corporation has decided to set up street vending zones at a distance of minimum 50 metres from roads in the city.

66 mm rain in 24 hrs; trees uprooted

66 mm rain in 24 hrs; trees uprooted

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: High velocity winds, coupled with a thunderstorm, lashed the tricity on Saturday night.

Child prodigy Jayantika spells magicART & CULTURE

Child prodigy Jayantika spells magic

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: An entrancing classical vocal spell by a Banaras-based 12-year-old girl, Jayantika Dey, 16-year-old Pariyanshu and their guru Pandit Devashish Dey light up the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi''s Parampara Concert, virtually sending the receptive audience into scintillating reverie at Tagore Theatre here on Sunday.

51 achievers honoured

51 achievers honoured

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Government Houses Resident Welfare Society, Sector 22 (GH22-RWS), Chandigarh, honoured the young achievers of Classes X and XII for academic excellence during a function.

Eye check-up camp organised

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown and Sanjivni Medical and Educational Trust organised a free eye check-up camp in the memory of Late Col Dr Jawahar Luthra.

Experts attend CMA networking meet

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than 90 industry experts attended the annual mega event and networking meet of the Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) organised here on Saturday.

Caught in red tape, physiotherapy department at PGI sans ‘active’ head

Caught in red tape, physiotherapy department at PGI sans ‘active’ head

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The department of physiotherapy of the PGI seems to be caught in red tape.

SGGSC-26 committed to academic excellenceMISSION ADMISSION

SGGSC-26 committed to academic excellence

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Established in 1966, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (SGGSC) in Sector 26, a premier institute of Sikh Educational Society, is committed to academic excellence and a religio-cultural and social enhancement.

Windowpanes of 4 cars smashed

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: In three incidents, windowpanes of four cars were reportedly smashed by unknown miscreants in different parts of the city on Saturday night.

City, Mohali water supply to be hit

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Due to urgent repair work at the 66 kV substation at the Kajauli waterworks, to be carried out by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on June 18 from 9 am to 3 pm, there will be no pumping of raw water from from the Kajauli waterworks to the Sector 39 waterworks.

Child falls off third floor, dies

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A three-year-old girl reported died after falling from the third floor of a house in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, on Sunday.

Poor family has no time to mourn

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: “If you want to really do something, please bring my son back,” said Munder, Ayush’s father.

Squall throws life out of gear

Squall throws life out of gear

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: A thunderstorm lasting 20 minutes threw life out of gear in Phase 6 here, uprooting over 30 trees, causing a 24-hour blackout and hitting the water supply, besides blocking certain roads.

Diarrhoea panic in Mauli Jagran

Diarrhoea panic in Mauli Jagran

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panic spread in the Mauli Jagran area after residents complained of a diarrhoea outbreak due to contaminated drinking water.

Govt’s tall claims proved hollowHAVE YOUR SAY

Govt’s tall claims proved hollow

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Residents of Sector 70, Mohali, are facing an acute water shortage despite the loud claims of the government of making Mohali a smart city.

BRIEFLY

Minor vehicle lifter nabbed

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Panchkula: The Panchkula police nabbed a vehicle lifter here. According to the police, the accused, who was 14-year-old, was caught during a naka at the Nada Sahib bridge.

Entire canal lining section staff shifted to Mines Dept

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PATIALA:In a major decision, the Punjab Government has shifted entire canal lining section of the Irrigation Department to the newly constituted Department of Mines and Geology.

Nehra’s aides sent to judicial custody

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

MOHALI:As the Mohali police failed to extract any substantial information from the five arrested Sampat Nehra gang members during the three-day police remand, they were sent to judicial custody by a court on Saturday.

Youth killed in road mishap

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PATIALA:A 25-year-old youth riding pillion on a bike died on the spot while his cousin driving the bike sustained serious injuries in a road accident near Banur on Friday.

23-yr-old woman set on fire

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

NABHA:In a shocking incident, a 23-year-old woman of Chhajubhat village was set on fire allegedly by her in-laws on Saturday.

Rain lashes city; dust blanket vanishes

Rain lashes city; dust blanket vanishes

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PATIALA:On Saturday morning, rain brought respite from the dust that had enveloped the city for the past a couple of days.

City boys crash, Ludhiana in semis

City boys crash, Ludhiana in semis

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh batsmen failed to capitalise on a decent show by its bowlers and gave away a small but crucial two-run first-innings lead to the hosts Ludhiana on the second and final day of their Punjab Inter-District U-23 Cricket Championship match at the PAU grounds on Saturday to return with a single point and bow out of the competition.

Adopt zero-discharge tech, drug unit told

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

DERA BASSI:A major step has been taken to make the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) drive to make drugs manufacturing units in Dera Bassi pollution-free a success.

Lawyer granted bail in GMCH-32 firing case

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court on Saturday granted bail to an advocate who was arrested on June 3 for allegedly firing inthe air at the GMCH-32, Chandigarh.

Car stolen from Dera Bassi

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Dera Bassi: Some unidentified persons stole a car from Gulmohar City, Dera Bassi, on Friday. The incident came to light on Saturday morning when car owner Deepshikha found that her car was missing from its parking place.

13-yr-old dog-bite victim discharged from hospital

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:After a week-long treatment, the 13-year-old dog-bite victim, Amit, was discharged form the hospital on Friday.

Mayor slams MC Commissioner

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PANCHKULA:Panchkula Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia has criticised the Panchkula MC Commissioner’s move to sprinkle water through fire engines in the city to settle down the dust in the past two days.

Youth dies in mishap

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PATIALA:A 25-year old youth riding pillion on a motorcycle died on the spot while his cousin who was riding the bike sustained serious injuries in a road accident near Banur on Friday.

Babla slams Mayor’s decision to hold public darbar at BJP office

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Opposition leader in the Municipal Corporation House Devinder Singh Babla has slammed the decision of Mayor Davesh Moudgil of holding public darbar at the BJP office instead of the MC office.

Sampat Nehra’s aides sent to judicial custody

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

MOHALI:As the Mohali police failed to extract any substantial information from the five arrested Sampat Nehra gang members during the three-day police remand, they were sent to judicial custody by a court on Saturday.

Plaint filed with PMO against MC CSI’s reappointment

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A city-based advocate has filed a complaint with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) against rehiring of former chief sanitary inspector (CSI) two months after his retirement through outsourcing by giving him promotion as health supervisor in the Municipal Corporation.

Intervene in getting funds for MC, Mayor to UT Administrator

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mayor Davesh Moudgil and a delegation of nominated councillors met UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, requesting him to intervene in releasing sufficient funds to the Municipal Corporation (MC) to enable it to carry on its development projects more effectively.

61 institutions owe  Rs 4 cr to MC, notices issuedPROPERTY TAX

61 institutions owe Rs 4 cr to MC, notices issued

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:From schools, temples and bhawans to dharmshalas, there are around 61 institutions on which the Municipal Corporation has served notices for not paying the property tax.

A musical treat at Tagore Theatre

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The splendour of traditional music of seven states came alive as ten young prodigious female singers and dancers presented a bonanza of folk and ritual songs, ‘Lasya Wow Womania’, at Tagore Theatre here on Saturday.

Sector 21 residents face frequent power outages

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The residents of Sector 21 have been facing frequent power cuts for the past one week.

FOSWAC members meet ADC, discuss their problems

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of the Federation of Sectors Welfare Association (FOSWAC) raised various issues before Additional Deputy Commissioner Sachin Rana in a meeting held at the Community Centre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

AKSIPS-41SCHOOL NOTES

AKSIPS-41

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Chandigarh: A 15-day performing arts and sports camp was organised at AKSIPS-41 Smart School.

Blood donation camps held

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A total of 70 persons donated blood at a blood donation camp organised at the arrival gate of the Chandigarh International Airport here on Friday.

Credit war between P’kula MLA, MayorSHIFTING DUMPING GROUND

Credit war between P’kula MLA, Mayor

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PANCHKULA:While the Haryana Government is yet to give its approval for the shifting of the garbage dumping ground from Sector 23 to Bhanu village, a credit war has already begun between the local MLA and the Mayor.

Growth of PGGC-11  continues apaceMISSION ADMISSION

Growth of PGGC-11 continues apace

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, Chandigarh, is as old and as young as the City Beautiful.

Domestic help hangs self in Mohali

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Mohali: A 23-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Phase 3B1 on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Nikku, who had been working as domestic help for the past 18 years.

IIT Kanpur to conduct air quality study in city

IIT Kanpur to conduct air quality study in city

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:After Chandigarh witnessed air pollution at record high in the past two days, the UT Administration has decided to get a fresh study on the city’s air quality conducted from the experts of IIT Kanpur, who are already conducting a similar study in Delhi with the support of the Union Government.

Water supply to be hit in Chandigarh

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Water supply will be affected in the city due to repairs at the Kajauli waterworks on June 18 and 19.

Finally, skies open up

Finally, skies open up

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Rain has brought much-needed respite from a thick haze of dust and pollution that had enveloped the tricity for the past two days.

Air connectivity restored in Chandigarh after two days

Air connectivity restored in Chandigarh after two days

16 Jun 2018 | 11:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: To-and-fro air connectivity in Chandigarh was restored on Saturday after two days of partial suspension owing to a thick haze of dust and pollution that reduced the visibility in the region, an airport official said.

NCC commander inspects city’s Air Squadron

NCC commander inspects city’s Air Squadron

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two cadets from NCC’s No.1 Chandigarh Air Squadron have been selected to join the Army as commissioned officers during the current training year.

Haryana skaters shineSPORTS BRIEF

Haryana skaters shine

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh: Haryana skaters claimed three titles on the concluding day of the Federation Cup, which was organised by the Roller Skating Federation of India, here on Friday. In the men’s quads event, Haryana beat hosts Chandigarh in the final, while in the women’s title clash, the side got the better of Telangana.

Monarch, Treyaksh shine with bat

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Monarch Goel and Treyaksh Bali hit half-centuries to help hosts Chandigarh pile 266 runs on the opening day of their Haryana U-23 Inter-District Cricket Championship match against Kurukshetra at the Mahajan Sports Ground in Mani Majra on Friday.

Arpit puts city in control

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A six-wicket haul by off-spinner Arpit Singh helped Chandigarh restrict hosts Ludhiana to 247 runs in their first innings in a Punjab Inter-District U-23 Cricket Championship match at the PAU grounds on Friday.

Calvin, Sharannya stumble

Calvin, Sharannya stumble

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: City lad Calvin Golmei stumbled on the last hurdle as he bowed 3-6 1-6 to top seed Ishaque Eqbal of West Bengal in the CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship final at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Friday.

SP (Vigilance) transferred, three IPS officers to join soon

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after the UT DGP was transferred from Chandigarh, Eish Singhal, a 2010-AGMUT-cadre IPS officer who was presently posted as the SP (Headquarters and Vigilance), was transferred from the city.

UT gets two new IAS officers

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two new IAS officers of the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Mizoram Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre will join the Chandigarh Administration.

BRIEFLY

Hit by vehicle, pedestrian dies

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

Chamkaur Sahib: A 24-year-old resident of nearby Shatabgarh village was killed and another sustained serious injuries when an unidentified vehicle hit them on Nilon road here on Friday.

32-year-old injured in road mishap

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A-32-year-old man sustained injuries after the canter he was driving rammed into a truck, parked near Aashirwad Palace on the Zirakpur-Panchkula stretch.

Immoral trafficking: Four girls among six nabbed

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Zirakpur police booked six persons, including four girls, under the Immoral Trafficking Act after arresting them from a Royal City Hotel in Zirakpur on Thursday.

Strengthen transport systemHAVE YOUR SAY

Strengthen transport system

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

The mode of transportation in Zirakpur is either auto-rickshaws or the cab service by Uber and Ola.

Uber driver held for harassing girl

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: An Uber cab driver has been arrested for allegedly harassing a girl, who had once booked the cab through the company.

Court rejects petition against former Haryana IG

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has dismissed a petition demanding criminal proceedings against former Haryana Inspector General of Prisons BS Sandhu.

At 420 MW, city power demand all-time high

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The power demand spiked to 420 MW amid hot and humid weather conditions on Thursday, which is the all-time high so far.

Gas distribution bidding round roadshow held

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) organised its 13th roadshow for ninth city gas distribution (CGD) bidding round here on Friday.

Suicide: Wife, in-laws, woman cop booked on abetment charge

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Almost a week after a 32-year-old man allegedly committed suicide and blamed his wife, in-laws and a woman head constable of the Panchkula police for harassing him, the UT police registered a case of abetment of suicide.

Sector 41 gets open-air gym

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Davesh Moudgil on Friday inaugurated an open-air gym at the Multipurpose Complex in Sector 41 here.

Man booked for molesting minor

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Mauli Jagran resident has been booked by the UT police for outraging the modesty of a minor girl.

Badnore: Introduce electric buses in city

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Administrator and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore has asked the Transport Department to introduce electric buses in the city at the earliest.

Farmer alleges ‘land grab’ by jail superintendent

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

NABHA:Ajaib Singh, a farmer from Kakrala village, has alleged that the superintendent of the open agriculture jail was trying to grab his agriculture land by installing cemented pillars.

Demand for first aid training centre

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PATIALA:To further improve first aid training programme and involve more people in such trainings, the Society for People's Welfare and Awareness Patiala (SPWAP), a Patiala-based NGO, has demanded from the state government to construct a state-of-the-art first aid training centre in Patiala.

Punjabi varsity signs pact with UNBC, Canada

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PATIALA:Prof BS Ghuman, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) for students and faculty exchange programmes.

Health Dept collects samples of food items

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PATIALA:Teams of the Health Department raided various areas in the city on Friday taking samples of various food items.

ASHA workers want services regularised

ASHA workers want services regularised

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PATIALA:A large number of ASHA workers carried out a protest march in support of their demands, here on Friday.

Stepfather booked for stabbing 7-yr-old boy

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Four days after a seven-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed with knife at Dhakoli, the police here on Thursday booked his stepfather Guddu and Satbir, a construction worker, for attempt to murder.

Biomedical waste segregation on the cards

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

MOHALI: The Municipal Corporation is ambitiously preparing for segregation of biomedical waste at source even as its solid waste segregation scheme has been a failure in spite of being launched twice and reducing the prices of different-coloured bins.

Stalled works: Cong men, Akalis play blame gameMOHALI MC HOUSE MEETING

Stalled works: Cong men, Akalis play blame game

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

MOHALI: Tempers ran high as councillors blamed each other’s party for the halted development works during the Municipal Corporation House meeting here on Friday.

Court orders stay on sealing of liquor vends in P’kula till June 20

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PANCHKULA: A local court here on Friday ordered status quo till the next date of hearing on the MC’s notice to seal liquor vends in the town over land rent dues.

Bike-borne robbers take away car in Panchkula

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PANCHKULA: A Swift car was taken away at gunpoint by three armed robbers near the road separating Sectors 27 and 28 here on Thursday night.

Legal services authority rescues elderly man in Sector 23

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) rescued an elderly man who was lying unattended in Sector 23.

Attack on singers: Police probe role of Sampat Nehra gang

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

Chandigarh: Having arrested five members of the Sampat Nehra gang, the Mohali police are probing their role in the attacks on singers in the recent past.

3 mobiles recovered from Burail jail inmate

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Burial jail authorities on Friday recovered three mobile phones and SIM cards from the barrack of Rajan Bhatti, a notorious criminal.

Play highlights issues in Kashmir

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The three-day Jammu and Kashmir festival, organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, and the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi (CSNA), concluded with a meaningful Hindi play ,‘Final Solutions’, by Samooh Theatre group from Jammu at Tagore Theatre here on Friday.

SCHOOL NOTES

Summer camp ends

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

Panchkula: The summer camp at SMD Little Champ Smart School in Sector 2, Panchkula, has concluded.

College teachers oppose report on PU governance reforms

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh chapter of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) opposed the report on governance reforms in Panjab University (PU) on Friday

Over 100 get jobs at fair

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

DERA BASSI: A job fair was organised by the Sri Sukhmani Group of Institutions (SSGI), Dera Bassi, which included more than 400 aspirants.

Affiliated colleges in city, Punjab costlier than PU

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Every year, the Panjab University (PU) authorities face a lot of resistance while enhancing the fee for various courses, either by Senators or students’ unions, and with this, the PU continues to face fund crunch.

HC notice to CBSE over Class X student’s plea

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A vacation Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education on a petition filed by a Class X student, who had claimed that her attempts to apply for the verification of marks within the deadline were unsuccessful as the website was unresponsive.

Poor visibility grounds 27 flights, Shimla heli-taxi

Poor visibility grounds 27 flights, Shimla heli-taxi

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

MOHALI: As many as 27 of the 30 flights were cancelled on Friday owing to poor visibility caused by dust and haze at the international airport here.

City air pollution at record high

City air pollution at record high

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: As dust continued to envelop the region for the second day, Chandigarh witnessed the highest-ever concentration of PM2.5, a pollutant which is so fine that it can reach our lungs directly and then the blood system, both on June 14 and 15.

Dust blankets Punjab, Haryana; Chandigarh airport remains shut

Dust blankets Punjab, Haryana; Chandigarh airport remains shut

15 Jun 2018 | 3:02 PM

CHANDIGARH: All national and international flights from the Chandigarh International Airport remained suspended on Friday, the second day, owing to low visibility due to dust, officials said.

BRIEFLY

Woman loses Rs 27,000 in fraud

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Panchkula: A Sector 11 resident woman here was duped of Rs 27,000. According to information, complainant Sonam received a phone call at 11.45 am from an unknown number and a person on the other side started talking about her bank details.

SBI duped of Rs20.80 lakh

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PANCHKULA: Five fraudsters, including three women and a jeweller, duped the State Bank of India (SBI) of Rs 20.80 lakh by taking a loan against fake gold.

BRIEFLY: SPORTS

Cricket trials tomorrow

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Cricket Tennis Ball Association, affiliated to Tennis Ball Cricket Federation of India, will conduct trials to select the city team for the All India Tennis Ball Cricket Championship to be held at Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, from June 21, at Joy land Montessori School, Sector 38, on June 16.

Abhishek, Pardeep aid Coaching Centre

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Chandigarh: An all-round display by Abhishek and Pardeep helped Coaching Centre, Sector 16, beat Saupin’s School, Sector 32, by four wickets in the ongoing inter-school cricket championship at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, here on Thursday.

Archery c’ship postponed

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Chandigarh: The Sports Department on Thursday postponed the three-day archery championship, which was scheduled to be held at the Lake Sports Complex here from June 20, till further notification.

6 new badminton courts at Sector 43 Sports Complex

6 new badminton courts at Sector 43 Sports Complex

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:Six new Hova badminton courts have been installed at the Sector 43 Sports Complex here to help city shuttlers train in an effective manner.

Calvin upsets Sunil, seals a spot in final

Calvin upsets Sunil, seals a spot in final

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:City lad Calvin Golmei upset eighth seed Sunil Malik of Haryana in straight sets on a sultry afternoon at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Thursday to march into the men’s final in CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship.

Tough US Open debut for Shubhankar

Tough US Open debut for Shubhankar

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

NEW YORK:India’s Shubhankar Sharma carded a 4-over 74 in the opening round of the US Open here on Thursday and was tied 81 with some of the players yet to return to the hut.

Grievances meet held at First Commandant IRB

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:The Sexual Harassment Internal Complaint Committee of the police force held a meeting at the First Commandant Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) Patiala here on Thursday.

150-year-old Sanskrit college in neglect

150-year-old Sanskrit college in neglect

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:Though the Central Government’s efforts to revive the sacred language, Sanskrit, are being applauded in many quarters, 150-year-old Government Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, here in Patiala, has been lying in a state of neglect.

Cong protests against rising fuel prices

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

NABHA:Members of the rural wing of the Congress in this block burnt the effigy of the Modi government at Dhingi and Dulladi villages in protest against the rising fuel prices and anti-people policies of the Central Government.

Man jumps into Bhakra canal, dies

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:A retired government employee committed suicide by jumping into the Bhakra canal.

Increasing vehicles on city roads a cause of concern

Increasing vehicles on city roads a cause of concern

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:The royal city of Patiala, which was once known for its grandeur and considered to be amongst the most peaceful and less congested places in the state due to the absence of any major industrial sector, is growing at a fast pace as far as the vehicular traffic is concerned.

4 of immigration firms booked for fraud

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Four persons associated with two immigration firms have been booked on a charge of fraud.

Youth falls off 6th floor, dies

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

DERA BASSI: A 20-year-old youth died after he fell off the sixth floor of a building here on Thursday.

Implement court order, govt told

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Mohali: Shyam Lal Sharma and Satnam Singh Dhami from the General Categories Welfare Federation said the state government had not issued any instructions to implement a court judgment vide which reservation in promotion was scrapped.

Workshop on e-way bill system

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) under its Mohali zone council organised a workshop on e-way bill implementation under the GST in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Two Rajasthan men held with 5-kg opium

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: The special task force (STF) of the local police has arrested two Rajasthan residents after five kg of opium was recovered from them.

Two stabbed at Mani Majra

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two persons were stabbed at New Indira Colony in Mani Majra here on Thursday night.

50-year-old ends his life in Sec 25

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 50-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his house in Sector 25 here on Thursday.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Maintain flow of traffic

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

VAIBHAV GOYAL:As the mercury has gone up, more and more people are holding chhabeels in the city.

HOUSING PROJECT

Consultant submits plan to CHB

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: People will have an opportunity to own a house at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technical Park (IT Park) as the consultant hired by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has submitted a plan for the construction of 1,130 flats.

CHB officials spar over corruption charges

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board witnessed another fight between its officers.

Mohali MC not to discuss water tariff in House meeting today

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: The issue of water tariff will not be taken up during the MC General House on Friday.

Collision between trucks leads to traffic jam

Collision between trucks leads to traffic jam

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

DERA BASSI: Traffic was disrupted on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway due to an accident involving two trucks near the Dera Bassi flyover on Thursday morning.

Residents block road over power cuts

Residents block road over power cuts

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Irked over unprecedented power cuts, residents of AKS Colony on Thursday night blocked the Zirakpur- Patiala road for over an hour, causing inconvenience to commuters.

Thieves strike at two flats in Dera Bassi

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

DERA BASSI: Thieves struck at two flats in ATS, a housing society, Dera Bassi and decamped with jewellery and other valuables worth of lakhs of rupees.

WATER SCARCITY

Councillors threaten to stage dharna against sewerage board

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

ROPAR: SAD-BJP councillors and municipal council president Paramjit Singh Makkar on Thursday threatened to stage a dhrana against the Water Supply and Sewerage Board for allegedly not supplying adequate potable water to local residents in the absence of a vertical shaft in the Bhakra canal.

Solve sewage problem in Zirakpur, MC tells HUDA

Solve sewage problem in Zirakpur, MC tells HUDA

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Municipal Council on Thursday sought the intervention of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to address the issue of accumulation of dirty water in MS Enclave, Dhakoli.

BJP candidate loses market panel election

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sunil Gupta of the BJP lost to Sukhvinder Singh Kala of the Congress in the election to the post of vice-chairman of the Market Committee here.

Gian Sagar Trust chairman booked in cheating case

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The chairman of Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, Banur, has been booked for cheating the employees of Gian Sagar Dental College.

SSP, SHO get notice for non-compliance

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court on Thursday issued contempt notices to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), UT, and the SHO, Industrial Area police station, for failing to comply with its order to register a cheating case against the owners of Paara, a night club at Centra Mall here.

Nehra gave phones to members of Bishnoi gang in Ambala jail

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PANCHKULA: Gangster Sampat Nehra, who is in the custody of Haryana special task force (STF), had provided mobile phone to another gangster Deepak Kumar before freeing him from the clutches of cops at a hospital here on June 17 last year.

Army man led Nehra gang after gangster’s arrest

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: Following gangster Sampat Nehra’s arrest, Naik Dinesh Kumar was leading the gang.

Ek aur Birbal resurrects hero from history

Ek aur Birbal resurrects hero from history

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Vemedh Rangmanch, Jammu, staged a play ‘Ek aur Birbal’ on the day two of the ongoing Jammu and Kashmir theatre festival, organised by the NZCC Patiala and the CSNA, at Tagore Theatre here on Thursday.

PU scholar gets Newton-Bhabha PhD placement

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shelja Sharma, a PhD research scholar from the Department of Chemistry, Panjab University (PU), bagged the Newton-Bhabha PhD placement 2017-2018, as per the results declared by the British Council.

70 attend lecture on science

70 attend lecture on science

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Vigyan Parishad, which is a chapter of the National Academy of Sciences, India, and the Department of Mathematics, Panjab University (PU), arranged a lecture on ‘Shadows of Science and Vigyan’ here on Thursday.

Badnore inaugurates blood donation camps

Badnore inaugurates blood donation camps

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, marked World Blood Donor Day on Thursday by organising blood a donation camp at the Punjab Raj Bhawan in the state-of-art ‘blood mobile van’.

NIPER Registrar PJP Waraich suspended

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Registrar of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, Wing Cdr PJP Singh Waraich (retd), has been placed under suspension.

No coaching during school hours

No coaching during school hours

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The private coaching institutes in the UT will not be allowed to hold classes during school hours — 8 am to 3 pm — as Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi has recently issued an order in this regard, under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code or CrPC.

Late IT return lands Shimla man in jail

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Filing income tax return late has cost a Shimla resident dear as he was sent to three months in jail for the offence.

E-RICKSHAW PROJECT

Trail mail fails to mollify senator as PU refutes irregularities

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore to send a reply to Panjab University (PU) senator Prof Rajesh Gill regarding her complaint about allegations of corruption in the e-rickshaw project on campus.

In draw of lots, 753 allotted plots at IT City in Mohali

In draw of lots, 753 allotted plots at IT City in Mohali

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: In a draw of lots, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) allotted 753 residential plots at IT City on Thursday.

Rape victim’s newborn dies

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The newborn of a 15-year-old rape victim died at the GMCH, Sector 32, on Wednesday night.

Cop hit by biker, hurt

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Head Constable was injured after a motorcyclist hit him while he was on duty at the Sector 14/15 light point on Wednesday.

Beniwal to be new UT police chief

Beniwal to be new UT police chief

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sanjay Beniwal, a 1989-batch IPS officer, will be the new UT police chief with TS Luthra, a 1990-batch IPS officer who is at present the UT DGP, being transferred after serving the city for two years and three months.

Toys worth Rs 1 cr reduced to ashes

Toys worth Rs 1 cr reduced to ashes

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Toys worth more than Rs 1 crore were destroyed in a fire that broke out in the basement of SCO 1108-1109 in Sector 22 in the wee hours of Thursday.

MC to convert 73 lots in city into paid parking

MC to convert 73 lots in city into paid parking

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Facing a financial crisis, the local Municipal Corporation has started the process to convert all 73 non-paid parking lots in the city into paid ones.

4,000 air passengers hit, given refund

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: All 32 flights, including three international, arriving at and departing from the Chandigarh international airport were cancelled on Thursday due to poor visibility caused by dusty weather.

Dust envelops tricity, grounds all 32 flights

Dust envelops tricity, grounds all 32 flights

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The local Met Department has said dust will continue to envelop the tricity till Friday night. It has predicted rain either on June 15 or 16, which will dissipate the dust.

Dust blankets region; day temperature comes down

Dust blankets region; day temperature comes down

14 Jun 2018 | 5:08 PM

CHANDIGARH: Owing to winds from Rajasthan, which has experienced a dust storm, an envelope of dust has engulfed Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.

Newborn of 15-yr-old rape victim dies a day after delivery in Chandigarh

Newborn of 15-yr-old rape victim dies a day after delivery in Chandigarh

14 Jun 2018 | 5:55 PM

CHANDIGARH: A newborn child of a 15-year-old rape victim died at GMCH-32 on Thursday. The victim had given birth to a premature baby in the seventh month of her pregnancy through C-section on Tuesday.

Sanjay Bainiwal to be new Chandigarh DGP

14 Jun 2018 | 7:48 PM

CHANDIGARH: Sanjay Bainiwal, a 1989-batch IPS officer, will be the new DGP of Chandigarh, replacing Tejendra Singh Luthra, a Union Home Ministry order said.

Dusty weather leads to flight cancellations at Chandigarh airport

Dusty weather leads to flight cancellations at Chandigarh airport

14 Jun 2018 | 2:33 PM

CHANDIGARH: Low visibility due to dusty weather led to cancellations of flights at the Chandigarh Airport on Thursday. The situation is likely to improve by Friday afternoon.

Expect rain on June 15, 16

Expect rain on June 15, 16

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Met Department has predicted rain on June 15 night or June 16 due to approaching western disturbances. “From June 15 to June 17, thunderstorms with gusty winds are predicted,” said Surender Paul, Director, Met Department, Chandigarh.

Will raise child as our own, says rape survivor’s mom

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: He is part of our family. We will not offer him for adoption. This was stated by the mother of a 16-year-old girl, a rape survivor who gave birth to a baby boy in the seventh month of pregnancy at the GMCH, Sector 32, on Tuesday.

Daddy, you’re gone, but still around

Daddy, you’re gone, but still around

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

June 17, Father’s Day, coincides with my father’s third death anniversary. As the world celebrates, for me, it marks the day when I moved on from ‘I love my father’ to ‘I miss my father’.

Chaos at railway stationHAVE YOUR SAY

Chaos at railway station

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

I am a resident of Sector 47-C. This morning, I visited the Chandigarh railway station to receive my mother. There was a complete mismanagement at the station. There was a chaos of vehicles and pedestrians walking and running all around.

About Sept 26, 1959, in Sector 20

About Sept 26, 1959, in Sector 20

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

The year was 1959. Chandigarh, the new capital of Punjab, was still at a nascent stage. Many sectors were under development. Sector 20 was one such sector. On being allotted a government quarter in Sector 20-D, I shifted to the new premises in August of the year.

18 held for gambling

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

Zirakpur: As many as 18 persons have been arrested for gambling and recovered Rs 1.9 lakh from their possession. Officials of the CIA wing, Mohali, said on a tip-off, they conducted a raid in the basement of a shop at Rampur Kalan village near Zirakpur and nabbed the accused red-handed while they were gambling. A pack of cards and Rs 1.9 lakh in cash were recovered from them.

Paddy residue set afire, villagers shocked

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NABHA:Farmers of Kallar Majri in the subdivision were in a state of shock as paddy residue kept at a distance from the village was set on fire by some unscrupulous persons on Wednesday afternoon.

Nabha bus terminal cries for attention

Nabha bus terminal cries for attention

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NABHA:The local bus terminal here is crying for attention as it lacks basic facilities.

Artificially ripened fruits: Health officials act tough against vendors

Artificially ripened fruits: Health officials act tough against vendors

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The Health Department and district administration jointly conducted raids on more than 200 fruit vendors here on Wednesday.

Pbi varsity profs move HC, seek re-employment

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University professors, who are retiring on June 30, have moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding re-employment.

PPS, Nabha, gets award

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NABHA:Punjab Public School (PPS) was awarded the Great Place for Study certification by UK-based Gobal League Institute during a ceremony held at the House of Commons in London recently.

SAD worker’s son shoots self to death

SAD worker’s son shoots self to death

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The son of an Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) worker allegedly shot himself at his residence situated on the Bhadson road here on Wednesday.

PSPCL initiates scheme for farmers to save water

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) chairman-cum-managing director (CMD), Er Baldev Singh Sran, on Wednesday said the PSPCL had started implementing a pilot project of direct benefit transfer for electricity to agricultural consumers under the ‘Paani Bachoo, Paise Kamao’ scheme.

Scribe held for duping youths

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The police have arrested a woman, who claims to be a journalist, for duping youths on the pretext of providing jobs to them.

PIT bags only Rs 2.80 crore from auction of properties

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Improvement Trust (PIT) held an auction of 86 properties here on Wednesday.

No badminton coach for Sec 34 complex from July 1

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:There seems to be no end to the UT Sports Department’s troubles when it comes to managing the newly-built indoor sports complexes in the city.

Ajay, Nithya shown the door

Ajay, Nithya shown the door

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:It was a day of upsets in the CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship as unranked players prevailed over their seeded counterparts at the CLTA Complex Sector 10, here on Wednesday.

Camp held for yoga enthusiasts

Camp held for yoga enthusiasts

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ahead of the upcoming International Yoga Day, a yoga awareness and ayurveda camp is being held at the Government College of Yoga Education and Health, Sector 23, here.

Abhishek shines with ball

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:A fine bowling display by Abhishek helped Chandigarh boys gain a 63-run first innings lead against Ambala and earn three points in their opening match of the Haryana Inter-District U-19 Cricket Championship at the Mahajan Ground, Mani Majra, on Wednesday.

Dinner with Els fires up ShubhankarUS OPEN

Dinner with Els fires up Shubhankar

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW YORK:Subhankar Sharma was all fired up after attending a dinner hosted by Ernie Els, the captain for the 2019 Presidents Cup, and looked desperate to produce a fine show at the US Open, which tees off at the Shinnecock Hills tomorrow.

Bhagmender puts city on top

Bhagmender puts city on top

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bhagmender Singh claimed a fifer as Chandigarh restricted visitors Amritsar to 310 runs in their first innings and gained a vital 29-run lead to earn three points from their Punjab Inter-District U-23 Cricket Championship match at the Sector 16 stadium here on Wednesday.

Your candle burned out, your legend never did

Your candle burned out, your legend never did

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

It was an unusually windy Thursday evening in April when the call for a candle march at Sukhna Lake stirred me out of my evening siesta after school.

Light & shade? It’s also about rules at traffic lightsBROAD STROKES

Light & shade? It’s also about rules at traffic lights

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

How many times have you noticed a road habit that is so unique to Chandigarh? Two-wheeler riders and motorists have a penchant for parking their vehicles in the shade of the nearest tree at a traffic light even if it is some distance away to stay away from the hot summer sun.

BRIEFLY

Body found

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

Lalru: An unidentified body of a man in his mid-40s was found at the rear side of a factory near Kurli village here on Wednesday.

Class XII student booked on abduction charge

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

KHARAR:The police have registered a case against a Class XII student under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC and the POCSO Act-2012 for kidnapping a minor girl of Kharar.

2 weeks on, no action on mining officer’s complaint against Industries Dept GM

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:Over two weeks have passed since District Mining Officer Simarpreet Kaur Dhillon lodged a complaint against General Manager of the Industries Department of misbehaving and abusing her, but no case has been registered.

Centre awards PUDA chief administrator for innovative mobile app

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday awarded Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) and Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) Chief Administrator Ravi Bhagat for his innovation to develop a mobile application to track unauthorised constructions and colonies in the state.

Shops selling fertilisers, seeds checked in Kharar

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:A team of the Agriculture Department raided shops selling seeds, pesticides and fertilisers to ensure that farmers would get quality products.

Sewage overflow troubles residents

Sewage overflow troubles residents

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The road leading towards MS Enclave, Dhakoli, here, has turned into a pool of dirty water due to overflowing sewage.

Tricity traffic officials talk of coordination

Tricity traffic officials talk of coordination

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:To strengthen the traffic wings in the tricity, an inter-state coordination meeting was held at the Chandigarh Police headquarters in Sector 9 here on Wednesday.

Bitcoin scam: Accused denied bail to attend brother’s wedding

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court on Wednesday denied interim bail to an accused of the Bitcoin ponzi scam.

Thieves flee with batteries of two cars parked in Sector15

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:In yet another incident of battery theft, two cars were targeted in Sector 15 here on Tuesday night.

Woman among three held in drug cases

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three persons, including a woman, were arrested under the NDPS Act from different parts of the city on Tuesday.

MC staff give cycle-only order the go-by

MC staff give cycle-only order the go-by

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:It seems the zeal and passion of MC employees for pedalling their way to office on Wednesdays has died out.

Two girls found begging in Mohali, rescued

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:The District Child Protection Unit conducted a raid against child begging and rescued two girls who were seeking alms.

UT top officials played with Sports Council funds: Audit

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:From the Governor’s House to top UT officials, all got sports equipment purchased with Chandigarh Sports Council funds.

ASSAULT CASE

Charges framed against FOSWAC president Bittu

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court framed charges against FOSWAC president BS Bittu and four others in an assault case.

UT cop’s car taken away at gunpoint in Panipat

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PANIPAT:Two persons snatched a UT cop’s car at gunpoint near an engineering college in the Israna area on the Rohtak road here late on Wednesday evening.

Affordable housing: CHB seeks 100 acres from UT

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration has sought permission of the Ministry of Home to provide around 100 acres to the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) on subsidised rates so that affordable houses could be made available to city residents under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

SCERT newsletter released

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:BL Sharma, Education Secretary, released the annual newsletter ‘SCERT Sandesh’ of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) here on Wednesday.

PU reforms: Representation of colleges in Academic Council, BoS may decrease

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The report on governance reforms, which has recommended changes in the structure of the Academic Council and the Board of Studies (BoS), calls for lesser representation to the college teachers in both bodies.

20 donate blood at MGSIPA camp

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 20 staffers of the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) donated blood at a camp organised on the institute premises in Sector 26 here on Wednesday.

The legend of Bhagat Singh

The legend of Bhagat Singh

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The first-ever three-day Jammu and Kashmir theatre festival organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, opened to a grand startat Tagore Theatre hereon Wednesday.

Cops use water cannons on protesting teachers, 7 hurt

Cops use water cannons on protesting teachers, 7 hurt

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PANCHKULA:Around seven computer teachers were injured as the police used water cannons on them and lab assistants here on Wednesday.

IIT-Ropar faculty to visit foreign universities

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

ROPAR:At least 17 faculty members of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Ropar) will visit top universities in the world during ‘summer visitation programme’ to explore international collaborative research opportunities.

PGI doctor to head American body

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Navneet Singh, Additional Professor in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the PGIMER, has been invited to assume the role of the chair of the IDEA Working Group of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Class X result: Poor show to reflect in principals’ ACR

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Taking note of the poor pass percentage of government schools in the CBSE Class X exams results, the UT Education Department has decided to issue show-cause notices to the principals and the teachers of the schools.

12 hurt as bus, cement-laden truck collide

12 hurt as bus, cement-laden truck collide

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:Twelve people were injured after a Himachal Roadways bus and a cement bag-laden truck collided on Airport Road late on Tuesday night.

Motorcyclist hit by Mercedes, dies

Motorcyclist hit by Mercedes, dies

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:The owner of a leading sweets shop — “Hoshiarpurian di Hatti” — in Phase 3B2 here has been booked for causing death due to negligence and rash driving after he hit a 26-year-old biker.

Two found dead in city

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two bodies were found from different parts of the city on Wednesday morning.

MC goes slow on development works

MC goes slow on development works

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Upgrade of a sewage treatment plant, construction of connecting passages in corridors at Sector 17 and refurbishment of public toilets are some of the 130 projects of the Municipal Corporation which are awaiting completion for over a year and a half.

Naik among 5 held for bid to kill cabbie

Naik among 5 held for bid to kill cabbie

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:The local police have arrested five persons, allegedly members of the Sampat Nehra gang, for illegally confining and attempting to kill a cab driver in Sector 71 here on Monday.

Realtor Bajwa gets 2-yr imprisonment

Realtor Bajwa gets 2-yr imprisonment

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Consumer Redressal Commission has sentenced the Managing Director of Sunny Enclave, Jarnail Singh Bajwa, to two-year imprisonment for unfair trade practices.

UT to acquire 12 acres for link road to Mohali

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Administration has decided to acquire 12.23 acres for the construction of a new link road to Mohali. Sources said the new link road was being proposed from New Chandigarh to Mohali.

Hry removes Sports Director

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has removed Jagdeep Singh as the director of sports and youth affairs, an official said here. He has been replaced by Amit Kumar Agarwal.

BRIEFLY

Mobile phone snatched in Sec 34

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: A four-year-old girl was killed after the car she was travelling in along with her family was hit by a speeding taxi at the Sector 46/47/48/49 light point on Monday night.

Ishaque beats Rishabh, enters quarters

Ishaque beats Rishabh, enters quarters

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Top seed Ishaque Eqbal of West Bengal had to dig deep to overcome a resilient Rishabh Dev Raman of Tamil Nadu in the men’s pre-quarterfinals in the ongoing CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Tuesday.

Gurpreet to represent India in Asiad

Gurpreet to represent India in Asiad

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Life was not a bed of roses for Gurpreet Singh, but the boy from the Zirakpur-based Gulzar Wrestling Akhara did not lose hope and grappled with destiny to carve out a place for himself in a sport that is not so popular in the country —the Greco-Roman wrestling.

Bishnoi puts city in command

Bishnoi puts city in command

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: An unbeaten century by Raman Bishnoi helped Chandigarh reach 339/9 after the hosts were struggling at 112/5 against Amritsar on the opening day of their Punjab Inter-District U-23 Cricket Championship at the Sector 16 Stadium here on Tuesday.

City boys in control after Monarch’s ton

City boys in control after Monarch’s ton

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Monarch Goel struck a solid 101 to help Chandigarh score 240 runs against Ambala on the opening day of their Haryana Inter-District U-19 Cricket Championship match at Mahajan Cricket Ground in Mani Majra on Tuesday.

Emotions at peak for India-Afghan Test

Emotions at peak for India-Afghan Test

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: City-based students from Afghanistan can not wait to see their national team take on India in their first-ever Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on June 14.

Use eco-friendly bagsHAVE YOUR SAY

Use eco-friendly bags

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

The move of the government and other organisations to promote environment friendly bags is really commendable, but the news reports suggest that the supply of such environment friendly bags is still a distant dream.

Man duped of Rs 34,000

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two unknown persons have been booked for cheating Rs34,000 from a person at ISBT Sector 17.

One-day police remand for flesh trade accused

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two accused in the case pertaining to the prostitution racket in a Mani Majra-based salon have been sent to a one-day police remand.

Juveniles rob neighbour’s house, flee with cash, gold

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: Five juveniles entered their neighbour’s house in Nayagaon with the intention of robbery, but the four kids who were present at the house managed to nab one of them.

Suffering from epilepsy, says SBI manager

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: A day after the manager of the State Bank of India jumped from the third floor of the SBI Building in Sector 5, the manager recorded his statement before Panchkula police and said he was suffering from epilepsy.

DC warns against selling adulterated products

DC warns against selling adulterated products

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: Giving three days as deadline to restaurant and sweet shop owners, Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, said the administration would take a strict action against the people involved in supply and sale of adulterated milk and adulterated products under ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab’.

A first: Live telecast of IT City draw tomorrow

A first: Live telecast of IT City draw tomorrow

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a first, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will telecast live the draw of lots to be conducted for the allotment of 753 freehold residential plots at the most sought-after IT City in Mohali on Thursday.

Health officials raid AC veggie market

Health officials raid AC veggie market

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Under the Tandarust Punjab Mission, Health Department teams raided the AC vegetable market here on Tuesday.

10 shops sealed for not paying property tax

10 shops sealed for not paying property tax

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Officials of the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday sealed 10 shops situated near the local mall and vegetable market for not paying property tax. Action was initiated under Section 138 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976.

Farmers up in arms against SBI officials

Farmers up in arms against SBI officials

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:Farmers associated with the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Dakaunda) staged a protest in front of the State Bank of India’s zonal office at Sheran Wala Gate here on Tuesday.

352 get jobs at placement drive

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

NABHA: The situation of unemployment among the youth is such that graduates and postgraduates had also applied for the job fair organised for students of Classes X, XII and ITI at the ITI for Boys here on Tuesday.

Two youths rob man of Rs 8 lakh

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Two unidentified bike-borne youths allegedly robbed a person, who works with a trader, of Rs 8 lakh here on Tuesday.

Week left, MR vaccination drive yet to cover 27.5% kids

Week left, MR vaccination drive yet to cover 27.5% kids

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Even after the five weeks of launch of the Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign, the state is far behind the target as 27.5 per cent children are still not vaccinated.

Stabbed by construction worker: Boy to cops

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The police officially recoded the statement of the seven-year-old child, who was allegedly stabbed in his stomach, at the PGI on Tuesday.

Husband arrested for abetment of suicide

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

LALRU: The local police on Tuesday booked six persons on a charge of abetment of suicide.

Man held for posing as MC inspector

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Hallo Majra resident, who posed as a Municipal Corporation Inspector, was arrested for duping a man of Rs2,000 for providing a street vendor licence in Chandigarh.

GMCH performs first cardiac surgery on infant

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, on Tuesday conducted its first cardiac surgery procedure on a month-old child.

Cricketer held with cartridges, gets remand

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: The Chandigarh-based club-level cricketer, who was arrested with two rounds of .

Child labour goes unchecked in Dera Bassi

Child labour goes unchecked in Dera Bassi

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

Dera Bassi: Several children are put to work in ways that drain their childhood and crush their right to normal physical and mental development.

Liquor-loaded truck seized

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

LALRU: The police on Monday night seized a truck in which 380 cartons of English wine were loaded.

Fatehgarh Sahib civic body grapples with staff shortage

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: Residents of the district are facing a tough time in getting their work done at the municipal council due to a shortage of staff, including sweepers.

Tributes paid to Nek Chand

Tributes paid to Nek Chand

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Family members and friends on Tuesday paid homage to Nek Chand, creator of the Rock Garden, on his third death anniversary.

MoU for financial help to thalassaemia patients

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, today signed a MoU with Coal India Limited (CIL).

Man caught with 760-gm gold at airport

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) today caught a Ludhiana native with 760 gm of gold, worth Rs 21 lakh, at the Chandigarh international airport.

3 nabbed for PGI staffer’s murder

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: The police have arrested three persons in connection with the murder of a PGI sweeper, Saurabh, alias Mandy, on June 7 in Nayagaon.

In-principle approval given to action planAUCTION OF HERITAGE FURNITURE

In-principle approval given to action plan

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a series of auctions in foreign countries, the heritage protection cell of the Chandigarh Administration has given in-principle approval to an action plan to preserve the heritage furniture, designed by Pierre Jeanneret.

Passport of seven NRI husbands suspended

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The regional passport office here suspended the passport of seven NRI husbands.

Musical delight at Tagore Theatre

Musical delight at Tagore Theatre

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 15 amateur, but accomplished singers, from tricity mesmerised the audience at Tagore Theatre here on Tuesday.

PU NOTES

Test answer key available

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: The answer key, along with the question booklet, of PU-BA/BCom LLB (Hons) Five Year Integrated Course Entrance Test-2018 conducted by Panjab University on June 7 is available on the website — http://exams.puchd.ac.in/show-noticeboard.php.

A satirical take on youth’s desires

A satirical take on youth’s desires

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two short plays — Balwant Gargi’s ‘Rai ka pahad’ and Daroga ji chori ho gye’ by Jay Parkash Singh — were performed, under the aegis of the Chandigarh Art Theatre, at mini auditorium in Tagore Theatre here on Tuesday.

Asst Prof passes away

Asst Prof passes away

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Tributes were paid to Assistant Professor Kuldeep Kumar, faculty member at PU Department of Physics who died on June 10, here on Tuesday.

15% fatty liver patients vulnerable to cirrhosis, cancer: PGI study

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can result in liver cirrhosis and cancer, states a Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) expert.

Senate to lose powers if reforms implemented

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The governance reforms committee has given its recommendations for conducting business in governing bodies of Panjab University (PU), which if implemented, will deprive the Senate of its powers.

VC forms 23-member panel to discuss governance reforms

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover has formed a 23-member committee to discuss the governance reforms report which recommends changes in the composition of the Senate, Syndicate, Board of Finance (BoF).

CBSE CLASS XII

English: Declare re-evaluation result by June 29, says HC

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A vacation Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education to declare the re-evaluation result of the Class XII English paper by June 29.

Boy booked for raping 11-yr-old

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a Class IX boy here, the police said on Tuesday.

Minor delivers baby, juvenile held for rape

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 17-year-old juvenile was apprehended for raping a minor girl, who gave birth to a baby in the seventh month of pregnancy at GMCH, Sector 32, on Tuesday.

Paying traffic challans uphill task

Paying traffic challans uphill task

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Paying challan at the Traffic Lines in Sector 29 is an uphill task.

CHEQUE-BOUNCE CASE

Aryans Trust chief sentenced to jail

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has sentenced the chairman of Aryans Education and Charitable Trust, Anshu Kataria, to one-year imprisonment in a cheque-bounce case.

MP woman booked oncharge of extortion

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police have lodged an FIR against a Madhya Pradesh woman for stealing personal and professional data of a Panchkula woman, who runs a coaching centre in Zirakpur, and demanding Rs 50 lakh for returning the data.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

AAP MLAs seeking appointment with LG ousted by police: Bharti

20 Jun 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI:AAP MLAs Somnath Bharti and SK Bagga, who were at the LG House to attend a DDA meeting over the proposed amendments in Master Plan of Delhi 2021, alleged they were “evicted forcefully” from there by the police after they insisted that they be allowed to meet LG Anil Baijal to discuss the Delhi crisis.

DDA recommends changes in Master Plan

20 Jun 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority’s board of inquiry in its hearing today proposed amendments in development control norms of shop-cum-residential plots and for redevelopment of existing godown clusters in non-conforming areas – as a modification to the Master Plan of Delhi (MPD) 2021.

East Delhi BJP workers protested at TMC office

20 Jun 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI:East Delhi Parliamentary Constituency workers today staged demonstration at the All India Trinamool Congress Party office at south Delhi protesting against the violence against BJP workers in West Bengal.

Indian Wheelchair Cricket League starts today

20 Jun 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI: Dwarka will host the first-ever Indian Wheelchair Premier League which will be held from June 20 to 24.

Rishi Herenz is new YMCA chief

20 Jun 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI: Senior sports journalist Norris Pritam has been elected as one of the three vice-presidents of YMCA, New Delhi.

Various works completed in South Delhi, says Bidhuri

19 Jun 2018 | 12:10 AM

NEW DELHI: South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri today said during the past four years of the BJP government at the Centre completed various works in South Delhi, which was delayed for the past 30 years.

Schools told to form panels to check sexual harassment

19 Jun 2018 | 12:10 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government has issued fresh directions to all schools in the capital to ensure Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) is in place to deal with complaints of sexual harassment.

Oppn reacts to capital’s impasse

19 Jun 2018 | 12:10 AM

NEW DELHI:Rising above political differences, Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav today observed that former party colleague, Kejriwal's yesterday's appeal to the IAS officers should be read as an "implicit apology" (for the alleged assault on Delhi CS Anshu Prakash) -- something he said "though not forthright, as was due, and as given in other cases) and as withdrwal of his demand for punishment to officers.

Burari: Three killed, five injured in gang war

Burari: Three killed, five injured in gang war

19 Jun 2018 | 12:10 AM

NEW DELHI:Three persons, including a woman passer-by, were killed and five were injured as two gangs fired at each other in broad daylight on the streets of Delhi, said a police official.

GOVT VS BUREAUCRATS

Officers start attending minister’s meetings

19 Jun 2018 | 12:10 AM

NEW DELHI:Amid a prevailing deadlock between the Delhi government and its IAS officers, a meeting, convened by Environment Minister Imran Hussain to review the capital’s ambient air quality status, was attended by senior officers of Environment Department and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) today.

10 Delhi gurdwaras adopt FSSAI food safety guidelines

10 Delhi gurdwaras adopt FSSAI food safety guidelines

18 Jun 2018 | 1:59 AM

NEW DELHI: Ten gurdwaras in the national capital, including the historic Bangla Sahib Gurdwara, have implemented the food safety and hygiene standards set by food regulator FSSAI. Around one lakh devotees partake of langar here daily, five lakh during weekends.

4-year-old kidnapped boy rescued

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: A four-year-old kidnapped boy was rescued timely before he could be harmed, said a police official. Yesterday, the Police Control Room received a call regarding kidnapping of a child from Madhu Vihar.

Fill potholes in 24 hrs of issuance of directions, PWD staff told

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: The Public Works Department,Delhi government, has instructed its officers to repair potholes on the roads in the city within 24 hours of the issuance of directions.

N Delhi mayor appeals to people to not relieve in open

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: In line with the Swachh Bharat Mission, North Delhi Mayor Adesh Gupta today appealed to people to not urinate or defecate in the open and use public conveniences instead to respond to nature''s call.

Duo held for uploading girl’s pic on dating app

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: The police arrested two persons who uploaded a girl''s photograph on a dating app, said DCP Chinmoy Biswal.

‘Drugs sale on rise in South Delhi’

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: Drug supply in Delhi has suddenly increased in last few months in spite of Delhi Police Crime Branch been on active mode all the time.

Air quality improves; pollution level comes down to ‘moderate to poor’ category

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi''s air quality improved today due to dispersion of pollutants and rapidly decreased the pollution level to ''moderate to poor'' category from the ''severe plus'' for the first time in six days, monitoring agencies said.

‘No permission sought for AAP’s protest march to PM’s residence’

‘No permission sought for AAP’s protest march to PM’s residence’

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, who planned to hold protest march to the Prime Minister residence, have not sought any permission from the Delhi Police, said a senior police officer. However, AAP leaders alleged that party supporters were being prevented from taking part in the rally.

Water crisis: DJB helpline overflooded, police alert

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Estimating a law and order situation due to the water scarcity in Delhi, police have been instructed to be alert and keep a close watch.

Three held for smuggling gold

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

New Delhi: Two male international passengers have been intercepted at IGI Airport – both had arrived from Bangkok on June 14 – with a male Indian domestic passenger while the two were handing over two gold chains and two gold bangles collectively weighing 1249 g to the domestic passenger at the food court of T3 departures.

Undertrial prisoner found dead at Tihar

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI:A 21-year-old undertrial prisoner was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the Tihar Jail, police said today.

Two held in the biggest recovery of ammunition of 2018

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police Special Cell has busted an interstate racket of ammunition supplier and arrested two ammunition suppliers Prem Singh (37), resident of Mathura and Alok Shivhare (48), resident of Surya Nagar, Agra and recovered 1,560 illegal live cartridges, said police.

DAY 6 OF DHARNA POLITICS

‘Where were these CMs when Chief Secy was assaulted?’

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Criticising the decision of four non-NDA Chief Ministers to extend support to their Delhi counterpart who has been protesting at the LG office here, the BJP today questioned why they did not object to the assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

SDMC to install 4,348 CCTV cameras in schools: Rai

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Over 4,340 CCTV cameras are planned to be installed across 344 municipal-run schools in south Delhi to bolster the surveillance mechanism and build confidence among parents about safety of their wards, officials today said.

BJP MP seeks quota in govt’s lateral entry scheme

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Batting for reservation in all contractual jobs, BJP Udit Raj today demanded quota for OBC, SC/ST candidates in the government’s lateral entry scheme for appointment of 10 joint secretary level officials.

The Elders delegation plans to meet Kejriwal

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A delegation from The Elders, a London-based organisation of independent global leaders, has sought a meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and also proposed to visit a mohalla clinic.

AAP receives support from workers’ unions

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:In its tussle with the Centre over the babus’ strike, the Kejriwal government has received support from several unions, including the DTC Contractual Employees Union, the MCD Swachchhata Karamchari Union and the Delhi Dhobi Sabha, Health Department workers, among others.

Air quality remains ‘severe’

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Air quality of the capital continued to be severe for the fourth consecutive day today even as a steady breeze led to a marginal dip in the city’s air pollution levels.

Minister claims BJP leader tried to assault him

15 Jun 2018 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI: Minister Imran Hussain today alleged BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa and around 10-15 men of trying to “attack” him at Delhi Secretariat where Sirsa was staging a protest with his three BJP colleagues and AAP rebel Kapil Mishra.

DUST POLLUTION

‘Stop all civil constructions’

15 Jun 2018 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI: In view of the alarming levels of dust pollution in Delhi-NCR, LG Anil Baijal today ordered “halting” of all civil construction activities across Delhi with immediate effect till Sunday, intensifying mechanical road sweeping and sprinkling of non-potable water on roadsides as a part of emergency measures to combat the pollution.

Officers’ strike: Kejriwal urges Modi to intervene

15 Jun 2018 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI: On a day when Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal urged Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi for his intervention into the prevailing deadlock between the AAP government and LG Anil Baijal over the bureaucrats'' strike, support came pouring in from string of political leaders and parties, including the Left, Samajwadi, Loktantrik Janata Dal and Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam.

Kejriwal-Baijal face-off: AAP seeks Prez’s intervention to end bureaucrats’ strike

Kejriwal-Baijal face-off: AAP seeks Prez’s intervention to end bureaucrats’ strike

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:With the face-off between the AAP dispensation and LG Anil Baijal escalating on Wednesday the former today sought President Ram Nath Kovind’s intervention to end the impasse over the bureaucrats’ strike even as party leaders and workers marched from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Civil Lines residence towards Raj Niwas where Kejriwal and his three Cabinet colleagues have been camping since June 11 evening.

Man held with gold concealed in rectum

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:On the basis of intelligence report, the officers of Air Customs Preventive IGI Airport intercepted a male passenger, aged 30 years who had arrived from Bangkok to IGI Airport Terminal-3 who intended to depart to Amritsar.

4 held for snatching, auto thefts in Mayur Vihar

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:The police arrested four accused, including one minor, involved in over 17 cases of snatching and auto thefts from Mayur Vihar, said a police official.

Caretaker held for killing inmate in rehab centre

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:Caretaker of the drug rehabilitation centre, Jeevan Raksha Foundation, at Tughlakabad Extension, today arrested in connection with the murder of an inmate, said DCP Chinmoy Biswal.

High pollution in Delhi-NCR due to dust storms from Rajasthan

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:As a sudden haze descended upon Delhi and its neighbouring areas yesterday with air quality plummeting into the severely polluted category, the Centre today said high pollution levels during this time of the year were “unusual” and primarily due to dust storms from Rajasthan.

Delhi, last 7 days...
BJP leaders seek removal of 20 illegal coloniesUNLIKELY SUPPORT FOR NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU

BJP leaders seek removal of 20 illegal colonies

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Ever since Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu initiated the controversial demolition drive against the illegal constructions in the city, the minister has been faced with a barrage of criticism from within the party, with an MLA having defied the drive by climbing onto a JCB machine.

Government to adopt zero tolerance on water pollution

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: State Environment Minister OP Singh on Tuesday said that 80 per cent of the city’s pollution was due to the Municipal Corporation (MC). He was here to interact with industrialists of the city on the issue of environment.

Autism-affected child sets eyes on world championship

Autism-affected child sets eyes on world championship

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: He doesn’t know much what is happening around him, but it doesn’t matter to him. The little national-level swimmer is focused and always aims to do better in his next event. Such is his diligence.

8 vehicles challaned for creating noise pollution

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Continuing its drive to check noise pollution in the district under the “Tandarust Punjab Mission”, a joint team of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and traffic police, Jalandhar, on Tuesday issued challans to eight vehicles and motorcycles for using multi-tone horns/pressure horns and cracker sound emitting silencer.

Rs 4.15L looted by bikers

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Three bike-borne unidentified men snatched and looted Rs 4.15 lakh from a youth at Malsian on Tuesday. The victim was identified as Mintu (29) who used to work for a money changer.

Giving MC Act the go-by, illegal gates installed by residents

Giving MC Act the go-by, illegal gates installed by residents

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Illegal barriers placed at the entrance of most of the residential areas have put the locals at the receiving end. Many in unison have demanded to demolish these gates that are illegally erected on the public spaces.

Illegal hoarding at Kapurthala road draws flak from commuters

Illegal hoarding at Kapurthala road draws flak from commuters

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

KAPURTHALA: An “illegal” hoarding being installed about a dog show event by a private organisation on the Jalandhar – Makhu national highway near Pushpa Gujral Science City on the Kapurthala road has been a cause of inconvenience to the commuters here.

Despite ban, burning of garbage continues unabated in city

Despite ban, burning of garbage continues unabated in city

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) orders banning the open burning of waste residents, shopkeepers and sweepers of the Municipal Corporation (MC) burn tree leaves, paper, discarded material and plastic waste on road side and in residential areas.

Denied burial, Christian family cremates body

Denied burial, Christian family cremates body

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In Marnaiyan village, under Mehtiana police station on Phagwara Road, tension prevailed for the whole day as a family of converted Christians who wanted to bury a deceased woman Surinder Kaur alias Chhindo in the cremation ground of the village was denied permission of burial by the village Panchayat and the surrounding people.

Kandi farmer sets example in organic farming

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Progressive farmer of backward Kandi area of Hoshiarpur district, Parlad Singh from Namolihar village, has become a role model for others by adopting organic farming.

Meat shops challaned for unhygienic conditions

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

NAWANSHAHAR: The food safety wing Nawanshahr inspected and challaned as many as eight meat outlets situated at sabzi mandi, Banga Road and Karyam Road, Nawanshahr.

Vendors warned of ripening fruits only with ethylene gas

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

HOSHIARPUR: An awareness seminar was jointly organised by the Health Department, Mandi Board and the Horticulture Department under the Punjab Government’s Mission Tandarust Punjab in Chhawni Kalan village.

BRIEFLY

Couple booked for fraud

20 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint lodged by Shashipal Singh, a resident of Pandhwa village, the Satnampura police have registered a case under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC against Jaswinder Singh and his wife Surinder Kaur, both residents of Mohali, on the charge of duping the victims of Rs 1,11,90,000 on the pretext of selling a plot in Mohali.

LPU becomes country’s first ‘bicycle friendly university’

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

PHAGWARA: Sensing the need of a convenient transportation facility for students, the LPU has adopted an eco-friendly bicycle sharing system across the campus.

5-yr-old girl brings home silver medal

5-yr-old girl brings home silver medal

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Pawani Bhatia (5), a student of UKG of Swami Sant Dass Public School, is the youngest swimmer of the town and has won the silver medal in the first Punjab State Modern Pentathlon Championship 2018 held at Ludhiana on Saturday

Self-defence: City girls learn to fight back in karate classes

Self-defence: City girls learn to fight back in karate classes

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The city is witnessing an interesting trend where school-going girls can be seen learning self-defence alongside their boy counterparts.

Health Dept holds seminars on health issues

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Under the “Tandarust Punjab Mission” a seminar was held to spread awareness on health issues on Monday.

PROPOSAL OF TWO SETS OF QUESTION PAPERS OF MATHEMATICS

CBSE’s move evokes mixed response

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The proposal of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to introduce two versions of mathematics question paper- one easy and another difficult for Classes IX, X, XI and XII has evoked a mixed response from city’s academics.

More farmers face action for early transplantation

More farmers face action for early transplantation

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR:To check the depleting water table under the under "Tandarust Punjab Mission", the Agriculture Department on Monday uprooted more than 4 acres of paddy sown in the district as per the government directives to transplant paddy only after June 20.

PPCB raids industrial units to check noise, air pollution

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: To check the noise and air pollution caused due to the industrial units, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Monday inspected several industrial units under the Tandarust Punjab Mission.

Fruit, milk given to players under Tandarust Mission

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Rajiv Verma on Monday said sporting activities would get a major boost during the ongoing “Tandarust Punjab Mission” launched by the state government.

Lack of initiative by health authorities irks yoga expertsINTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

Lack of initiative by health authorities irks yoga experts

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: With just three days to go for International Yoga Day, the world is gearing up to celebrate the fourth International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Teachers’ meeting with CM put off again

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The meeting of various teacher unions to be held with the Chief Minister (CM) has been postponed for the second time to June 23.

‘Anokhi Dukaan’ aims to sell old items to the underprivileged

‘Anokhi Dukaan’ aims to sell old items to the underprivileged

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: "If you have got old crockery, bags, footwear, bed sheets, quilt covers, showpieces, sceneries, watches, clothes or any other things that you no longer use, then give these all to our team and watch us make these available to someone who will feel so lucky to have them!”

Drugs-free villages, mohallas planned

Drugs-free villages, mohallas planned

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: For implementing the “Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO)” campaign in the district, the police and civil administration will develop a mohalla and a village under every police station as drug-free mohalla or village in the initial phase as a model to be replicated in the entire district.

Works worth Rs 12 cr get the nod in cityMAYOR’S FIRST F&CC MEETING

Works worth Rs 12 cr get the nod in city

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Projects worth Rs 12 crore were passed in the first Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting held under Mayor Jagdish Raja at the Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) on Monday.

City girl Parul Beri 30th in AIIMS test

City girl Parul Beri 30th in AIIMS test

19 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

JALANDHAR: After bagging the 47th rank in the NEET exam, Jalandhar girl Parul Beri has bagged the 30th all-India rank in the AIIMS entrance test whose result was declared today.

Girl with a passion to don olive green clears CDS

Girl with a passion to don olive green clears CDS

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Akanksha Gulati, 21, of Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV), who was cadet in the II Punjab Girls Battalion of the NCC, carved a niche for herself by qualifying the Combined Defense Service (CDS) exam in one-go, in which a total eight lakh students had appeared.

Ponds of 26 villages to be spruced up under MGNREGA

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Mission Tandarust Punjab is proving beneficial for 26 villages of Nawanshahr district.

Craze among youth to go abroad to be portrayed on screen

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The craze of going abroad among students in Punjab is widely known.

Harassed for compromise, youth commits suicide

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A 22-year-old youth of Arya Nagar, Mukul Mankotia alias Appli, son of Arun Kumar committed suicide here on being troubled by the accused who were involved in stealing gold from his house.

Govt elementary school a class apart

Govt elementary school a class apart

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The Government Elementary School, Jhans village of Hoshiarpur district has emerged as the role model for the government schools of the entire state.

Two held with motorcycle, cylinders, LCDs

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The division number 6 police here have arrested two persons and recovered a motorcycle, two cylinders and two LCDs from them.

4 acres of paddy ploughed by dept

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Continuing its action against erring farmers who were sowing paddy by violating the directions of the Punjab Government, the Agriculture Department on Sunday ploughed 4 acres of paddy sown in the district under the “Tandarust Punjab” mission to check the depleting water table.

Amidst reports of stalling, official says drive to continue

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: While the past two days – ever since Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu initiated the drive against illegal buildings in the district – have seen a number of demolitions of major structures amidst protests and murmurs (within and without the Congress), the major action under the drive, slated to be continued on Monday, remain steeped in ambiguity as senior MC functionaries in Jalandhar on Sunday claimed the demolitions were being stalled.

Free rifle and pistol shooting camp ends

Free rifle and pistol shooting camp ends

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: A three-day free shooting camp organised by Colonelz Sharp Shooterz Academy for children concluded on Saturday.

Man arrested with intoxicants

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The police on Saturday seized 230 intoxicating capsules and 300 intoxicating tablets from Lakhwinder Singh, a resident of Muradpur village in Hoshiarpur district, and arrested him near the Rihana-Jattan bus stand on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road.

Video streaming services more popular than TV among youth

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: In today’s era, video streaming services have taken over television, especially among the youth.

Dad plays sheet anchor as son overcomes disability

Dad plays sheet anchor as son overcomes disability

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: Seventy-year-old Subhash Joshi constantly worries about his health, not for himself, but for his son affected by cerebral palsy.

Centre may go for early Lok Sabha polls: Sidhu

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PHAGWARA: Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of Punjab has said the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre is likely to go for early Lok Sabha and Assembly elections of the state simultaneously excluding Punjab.

Link roads in dist to get a makeover at Rs120 crore

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The state government has decided to give a facelift to the link road infrastructure by spending nearly Rs 120 crore for widening, strengthening and upgradation of around 1,300 km of link roads in Jalandhar district.

Mayor slams Sidhu’s move, says charity begins at home

Mayor slams Sidhu’s move, says charity begins at home

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: Severely criticising the move of the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu, Mayor Jagdish Raja today said that the minister should have ideally started the demolition drive from his own constituency in Amritsar.

Demolition drive steamrolls amid protests by residents

Demolition drive steamrolls amid protests by residents

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the Municipal Corporation started the process to remove illegal constructions from various areas of the city amidst fierce opposition from within the party – notably Congress MLA Sushil Rinku - the MC continued the process of demolition of shops in the district.

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Two held with illicit liquor

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

MOBILE: Nawanshahr: The Banga police seized 25 boxes of liquor from Karandeep Singh and Rahul on Frday and arrested them.

Complete flyover work by June 30, says Sampla

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Phagwara: Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, has instructed the officials concerned to complete the construction work of Kartarpur-Dhilwan-Subhanpur flyover by June 30.

Dengue larvae found at DAC Complex, office of CP

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Jalandhar: Dengue larvae was found in a water cooler and water storage tank of the District Administrative Complex (DAC) on Friday during the ongoing drive under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ in the district.

Aussie prof guides students in innovation, product design

Aussie prof guides students in innovation, product design

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Professor Christopher Berndt from Swinburne University of Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences, IRIS, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, visited the University Institute of Engg and Technology (UIET), Panjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre at Hoshiarpur.

Arhtiyas, farmers hold sit-in to oppose e-bidding

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Protesting the decision of online bidding of grains, the arhtis, farmers and labourers jointly held a peaceful sit-in at the office of the market committee.

No headway in five murders in Nakodar

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Nakodar has witnessed five murders in the past week, but the police have failed to make any headway.

Weather gets dustier; people suffer, pollution board issues advisory

Weather gets dustier; people suffer, pollution board issues advisory

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: For the last two days, the dust-laden storms have engulfed the region. People could be seen wearing masks while commuting, to guard themselves from the dust.

Amid Cong-BJP sparring, Sidhu inaugurates parking complex

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

PHAGWARA: The residents here including shopkeepers who were awaiting the inauguration of the parking complex were a happy lot as the Multi-Storey parking complex on the Phagwara—Banga Road was inaugurated on Friday evening by Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Sports goods worth lakhs gutted in factory

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Goods worth Rs 5-6 lakh were gutted when a fire factory in the industrial area caught fire this morning.

After court orders on DC residence auction, 5 officials suspended

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Having faced embarrassment after orders of a local court to put his official residence on sale to pay off acquisition award to a farmer, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma, today suspended five officials of the district administration for their negligence in the case.

After Sidhu’s swoop, Cong a divided house

After Sidhu’s swoop, Cong a divided house

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The swoop by Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu over illegal colonies and buildings in Jalandhar on Thursday and action taken against the Town Planning staff of the Municipal Corporation (MC) has certainly shaken people of the city.

Knee replacement seminar organised in Rotary Club

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: A seminar on knee replacement was organised in the rotary club.

Three robbers arrested

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

PHAGWARA: Satnampura police have arrested three robbers identified as Raj Kumar, Naresh Kumar and Labh Singh under Section 379 and 379B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and recovered a stolen motorcycle and several other valuable goods from their possession.

MC removes illegal girders

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The MC, under police protection, removed iron girders illegally installed in some streets here on Thursday.

7,200 bottles of liquor seized, 1 held

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

The CIA staff, on the basis of secret information, seized a truck and a pick-up jeep carrying liquor licensed for sale in Arunachal Pradesh only.

DC house auction matter put off

DC house auction matter put off

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: The matter pertaining to the orders of a local court regarding the auction of the residence of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) for making payment to an 80-year-farmer for enhancement in land acquisition has been put off till July 13.

SDMs seek support of NGOs, youth clubs for DAPO

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: The district administration on Thursd