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Panel begins probe to ascertain quality of development works

Panel begins probe to ascertain quality of development works

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: The government-appointed probe committee, headed by Maj Gen VK Bhatt (retd), technical adviser to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, today kicked-off a three-day inquiry to ascertain the quality of works done under the development projects in the holy city from April 1, 2016, till now.

Linemen’s death: No lessons learnt

Linemen’s death: No lessons learnt

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) officials and other employees seem to have learnt no lessons from the deaths of field staff in the past after they fell from electricity poles as the linemen can still be seen working without wearing safety equipment.

Property tax: MC seals buildings of defaulters

Property tax: MC seals buildings of defaulters

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has decided to seal buildings of property tax defaulters.

Now, Aadhaar for anti-rabies vaccine in city

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: Aadhaar card will soon be made mandatory for receiving anti-rabies vaccine after a dog bite.

Police party attacked, miscreants booked

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of local police was attacked by several persons when they went to arrest an accusedwanted in a bootlegging case.

Encroachments removed from Ranjit Avenue area

Encroachments removed from Ranjit Avenue area

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: The Improvement Trust today launched an anti-encroachment drive in its posh Ranjit Avenue area.

Six snatching incidents in 24 hours haunt residents

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: With a number of residents, including four women, falling prey to snatchers in the past 24 hours, the menace has raised a question over the law and order situation in the city.

Fee regulation: Parents’ delegation meets Guv

Fee regulation: Parents’ delegation meets Guv

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: A delegation of the Punjab Parents Association (PPA) met Governor VP Singh Badnore yesterday in Chandigarh to request him to implement the Fee Regulation Act.

10 thieves arrested in separate incidents

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police arrested 10 thieves in three separate incidents and recovered nine mobile phones and a stolen motorcycle from their possession.

Seminar discusses state of Sikh politics

Seminar discusses state of Sikh politics

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar on ‘Sikh Panth, Deraism and Politics’ was organised by the Panthic Talmel Sangathan at Sant Singh Sukha Singh School here today to discuss concerns arising out of the present state of Sikh politics and society.

MC claims lack of resources to remove encroachments

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation claims that it is facing a shortage of vehicles for inspection of encroachments, as a result of which these flourish in the district.

SSA-RMSA employees hold protest

SSA-RMSA employees hold protest

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the SSA/RMSA Office Employees Union burnt an effigy of the government and held a protest to highlight the state government’s failure to regularise them at the Court Chowk today.

Paper-writing contest organised on waste water management

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: The city-based Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies today organised a paper-writing and presentation competition among school children on the theme “Recycling of waste water and reuse system”.

Badals playing dirty politics over SYL issue: Cong leader

22 Feb 2017 | 1:36 AM

AMRITSAR: Congress candidate for Amritsar Lok Sabha bypoll Gurjeet Singh Aujla termed Badals’ actions over Satluj Yamuna Link Canal (SYL) as ‘dirty politics’.

STF recovers arms from Ankush Jolly

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Special Task Force (STF) has confiscated two weapons, a .12-bore gun and a .32-bore revolver from Ankush Jolly who was recently arrested by it. Jolly is considered as a right hand man of Kamal Bori.

CAMPUS NOTES

Recruitment drive at CKDIMT

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

Amritsar: CKD Institute of Management and Technology (CKDIMT) organised a recruitment drive recently.

Free hand to encroachers as MC looks other way

Free hand to encroachers as MC looks other way

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: It seems that the Municipal Corporation (MC) is least concerned about the inconvenience faced by commuters due to rampant encroachments on city roads.

‘RBI must set up NRI facilitation centres’

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency Gurjeet Singh Aujla today stated that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should set up NRI facilitation centres at every district headquarter keeping in view the inconvenience being faced by NRIs for the exchange of scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.

Caving in of tiles a common phenomenon in city

Caving in of tiles a common phenomenon in city

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Weak foundation beneath the interlocking tiles installed at various places in the city has become a hazard for commuters.

No check on roadside slaughter houses selling uninspected meat

No check on roadside slaughter houses selling uninspected meat

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: In a grave lapse on part of the health wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC), butcheries have been supplying meat without caring to obtain fitness certificates.

18,295 students appear in Class V evaluation exam

18,295 students appear in Class V evaluation exam

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The examination for internal evaluation of Class V and VIII began at Government Elementary Schools here today.

Ministerial staff flays govt

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab State Ministerial Services Union has criticised the State government for practicing discrimination in the release of interim relief for different categories of employees before the Pay Commission's report.

Woman duped of jewellery, cash

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A resident of the Fatehgarh Churian road, Sudesh Kumari, was tricked by a few persons, including a woman, on the pretext of doubling her ornaments and cash.

Rise in temperature worries farmers

Rise in temperature worries farmers

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmers in the region are worried after sudden change in weather conditions.

Rift widens between patients and doctors

Rift widens between patients and doctors

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Shortage of medicines and diagnostic kits at government health institutes is resulting in widening the rift between government doctors and patients, as is evident from the numerous instances in which the patients accuse doctors of negligence.

Two booked in cases of assaulting two women

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sadar police have booked three persons for assaulting a woman with an intent to outrage her modesty.

Smoke-free city status, a far off dream

Smoke-free city status, a far off dream

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: While the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products is banned in the 100-metre periphery of educational institutes along with smoking at public places, in the absence of any check, this is being done openly.

GMC principal to present college’s case to MinistryINCREASE OF MBBS SEATS

GMC principal to present college’s case to Ministry

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the Medical Council of India (MCI) had approved the increase of MBBS seats from 150 to 200 in the Govt Medical College (GMC) last year, the college has failed to end the faculty shortage.

Seven snatching incidents reported in the holy city

21 Feb 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Various steps taken by the city police to curb snatching notwithstanding, the robbers are striking at will, if the recent instances are anything to go by.

NGO activists wash Nehru’s statue

NGO activists wash Nehru’s statue

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: A city-based NGO, Amritsar Civil Society washed the statue of Jawahar Lal Nehru and cleaned the area around fountain at the Nehru Shopping Complex here today.

Blood donation

Blood donation

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: Oriental Bank of Commerce, in association with Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, organised a medical camp at the district shopping complex in Ranjit Avenue to mark its foundation day today.

Local hospital starts helpline for board examinees to deal with stress

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: With school and competitive exams just at hand, students and their parents obviously are under mental stress.

Dera row: SGPC to submit report to Akal Takht Jathedar

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The probe panel formed by the SGPC to enquire into the violation of Akal Takht Hukumnama (edict) by certain political leaders by seeking support of Sirsa- based Dera Sacha Sauda head before the Assembly elections would submit its report by March 7 to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh.

LED streetlights to save 50% energy

LED streetlights to save 50% energy

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has installed as many as 3,500 LED lights under the Energy Efficient Street Lights (EESL), a project of the Centre government.

Forum tells insurance firm to pay Rs1.64 lakh to complainant

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 1,64,737 to a local resident within one month along with Rs 2,000 as litigation expenses.

Loudspeakers irk students preparing for examination

Loudspeakers irk students preparing for examination

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite ban by the district administration, loudspeakers at religious places continue to create nuisance in the city and neighbouring areas.

Married woman alleges rape, one booked

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: A married woman, who works as farm labourer, was allegedly raped by Bau Singh, a resident of Bal Sikander village.

AAP protests demonetisation

AAP protests demonetisation

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR:Leaders and workers of the Aam Adami Party (AAP) today staged protests at various locations of the city against demonetisation.

Come March, airport to get ninth flight to Delhi, second to Mumbai

Come March, airport to get ninth flight to Delhi, second to Mumbai

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar is all set to get the ninth daily flight to Delhi and second to Mumbai in March.

Pics of gangster’s aide with politicians raise eyebrows

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after arrest of Ankush Jolly, alias Ricky, a close aide of alleged gangster and illegal financier Kamal Bori, his pictures with prominent political leaders of the ruling party have surfaced.

Mobile applications pose serious challenge to intelligence agencies

Mobile applications pose serious challenge to intelligence agencies

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: Social networking mobile applications are posing a great challenge to Indian intelligence agencies as anti-national forces, including Indo-Pak smugglers, are using the same to their advantage.

Woman among three booked for assault

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jandiala police have booked three persons, including a woman for alleged physical assault on a person, besides an attempt to kidnap him.

After patient’s death, kin create ruckus

After patient’s death, kin create ruckus

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

AMRITSAR: Relatives created ruckus and put a lock on the medicine ward at the Government Medical College (GMC) here last night after their patient died.

GNDU bags top positions at National Youth FestCAMPUS NOTES

GNDU bags top positions at National Youth Fest

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

Amritsar: As many as 70 universities participated in the National Inter-University Youth Festival, which was organised by the Association of Indian Universities from February 10 to 14 at Shivaji University, Kohlapur.

FLYING FROM AMRITSAR

NAPA seeks permission for Turkish Airlines

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has requested the Union government to permit Turkish Airlines to start its service from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport.

SGPC to honour Bihar CM

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will honour Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his endeavours to celebrate the 350 anniversary of Parkash Purab of the 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh.

Telecom firm installs canopies along roads

Telecom firm installs canopies along roads

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Defying rules of the Municipal Corporation (MC), Reliance Jio, a telecommunication company, has installed a large number of canopies to sell mobile SIM cards on roadside in the city.

Schools to get NCERT books before new session

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: All schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may not get an excuse for not prescribing books of the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).

Wife, in-laws booked for thrashing NRI

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jandiala police has booked wife and in-laws of an NRI for allegedly thrashing him.

Suspension of trains irks passengers

Suspension of trains irks passengers

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Passengers and vendors at the railway station are annoyed with the Railways move to extend cancellation of trains from Amritsar to Haridwar, Dehradun and Chandigarh up till February 28.

Political satire ‘Inna Ki Awaaz’ staged at Punjab Natshala

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: ‘Inna Ki Aawaz’ , a political satire based in an imaginary country where the king is a tyrant, was staged at Punjab Natshala.

Man robbed of Rs 81,000

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: In yet another robbery incident, two unidentified persons robbed Rs 81,000 from Ram Sahni, a resident of Vishal Vihar near the Sundar Nagar area here late last evening.

First learning, stitching, drafting school for hearing impaired opens

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A skill development institute for stitching and drafting was inaugurated by Dr Inderjit Kaur and Padma Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney at the Pingalwara complex at Manawala.

Another close aide of gangster Bori nabbed

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Special Task Force (STF) today claimed to have arrested a close associate of illegal financer and alleged gangster Kamal Bori.

3 held in two separate incidents; revolver, three bikes recovered

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Civil Lines police today arrested three persons in two separate instances for allegedly committing robberies and snatchings in various parts of the city.

Preserving the intangible history of Partition

Preserving the intangible history of Partition

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: What prompted a young physicist, research scholar from Berkley University to leave everything and dedicate six years in digging out some heart-wrenching accounts of one of the most significant events in the global history? Well, Dr Guneeta Bhalla says it was the mere fact that 1947 India-Pakistan partition had an impact on almost 14 per cent of the global population.

Cobwebs of electricity wires irk residents

Cobwebs of electricity wires irk residents

19 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The cobwebs of electricity wires displayed at various places in the city are not only a risk for the lives of residents, but also leave a bad impression on the visiting tourists.

New office-bearers of CII Amritsar zonal council

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Sachin Khanna, executive director, Amritsar Swadeshi Woollen Mills Private Limited, and Ajay Khanna, partner, Omkar Textile Mills, have been elected chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of the CII Amritsar Zonal Council for 2017-18.

Workshop on PC-PNDT Act

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Health Department organised a workshop to create awareness on the Pre Conception-Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act.

Now, books from Pak in Gurmukhi script

Now, books from Pak in Gurmukhi script

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Some literary persons have been making efforts to marginalize the barrier of script between Eastern and Western Punjab.

Farmers discuss crop-related issues

Farmers discuss crop-related issues

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: A meeting of progressive farmers and allied departments was organised by the Farm Advisory Service Centre and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nag Kalan-Jahangir, in Amritsar today.

185 docs learn to use mobile app

185 docs learn to use mobile app

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day workshop organised by Kids Care Everywhere (KCE), a US-based organisation, concluded at Government Medical College (GMC) here today.

ADGP interacts with inmates at Central Jail

ADGP interacts with inmates at Central Jail

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jails, Rohit Chaudhary, inspected the high security Amritsar Central Jail today.

Cancer institute to come up at GMC

Cancer institute to come up at GMC

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The Government Medical College (GMC) is all set to get a cancer institute.

Pensioners demand interim relief

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR:The Pensioners Welfare Association held its monthly meeting to discuss the association’s move on delayed release of funds by the government.

Construction material looted

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Three armed persons looted iron shuttering and other construction material from an under construction building after taking the watchman and labourers hostage.

City police gears up to curb snatching incidents

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR:The city police has been gearing up to nail the accused in the snatching instances which have brought a bad name to the holy city that is visited by hundreds of tourists from across the country and foreign shores also.

COMPUTER LABS IN PROCESS

First nodal employment centre for disabled

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR:The nodal centre established at Guru Nanak Dev University with collaboration of Pehal Resource Centre to serve as employment exchange and a centre for skill development for intellectually and physically disabled has begun operations.

Notice to 4 on Valentine’s Day issue

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: A local lawyer has asked four local residents, including two women, to render an apology for misleading people by staging a protest near BBK DAV college here while holding placards on Valentine’s Day, stating that Shaheed Bhagat Singh was given death sentence on the same day.

Four snatching incidents in city in 24 hours

Four snatching incidents in city in 24 hours

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR:The city witnessed four snatching incidents in the past 24 hours in which foreign tourists and a restaurant owner was looted by unidentified miscreants.

Stray dog menace plagues city, rural belt as wellTRAN TARAN INCIDENT EYE OPENER

Stray dog menace plagues city, rural belt as well

18 Feb 2017 | 1:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The Tarn Taran incident should be an eye opener for the Amritsar civic authorities and the district administration to tackle the stray dog menace, which continues to haunt the holy city.

Sultanwind SHO suspended

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Police Commissioner G Nageshwara Rao today placed an SHO under suspension. Rameshwar Singh, who was posted as SHO, Sultanwind police station, has been shifted to the Police Lines with an immediate effect.

UPKEEP OF SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB

Satkar panel alleges violation of maryada

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee took possession of two Saroops of the holy scripture from separate places and handed these over to Gurudawara Ramsar today.

CKD members return from four day Hazoor Sahib pilgrimage

CKD members return from four day Hazoor Sahib pilgrimage

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Chief Khalsa Diwan Jatha shared their serene and divine experience on their return from Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib yesterday.

50 attend meet on GST, export incentives

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) and Joint Director General Foreign Trade, Amritsar, jointly organised an interactive meet on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and export incentive plans under Niryat Bandhu Scheme, here today.

Painting contest at KT Kala Kendra

Painting contest at KT Kala Kendra

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: An on-the-spot painting competition of schoolchildren was organised at KT Kala Kendra today. As many as 200 students of the 20 schools from Amritsar and Batala participated in the competition. There were five categories of different classes from pre-nursery to X+II.

City boy secures fifth rank in NTSE Punjab, first in distCAMPUS NOTES

City boy secures fifth rank in NTSE Punjab, first in dist

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

Amritsar: A local student, Gurnoor Singh, secured first rank in the district in the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), besides bagging fifth rank in the state. Results for the examination held in November last year were declared recently.

Foundation Day celebrations at institute of visually challenged

Foundation Day celebrations at institute of visually challenged

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

Amritsar: In the present phase of communal frenzy unleashed by religious bigotry, two Muslim brothers at the Institute for Blind performed havan yagna amid recital of vedic mantras and Sanskrit shalokas here today.

PSEB EFFORT TO CHECK MASS COPYING

More observers at exam centres

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) will depute more observers than last year to curb the practice of mass copying.

Rly to construct steel bridge for BRTS

Rly to construct steel bridge for BRTS

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A 52-metre long concrete and steel bridge will be constructed by Railways for the Punjab government’s ambitious bus rapid transit system (BRTS).

Social activists give suggestions to officialsTRAFFIC CONGESTION IN KATRA JAIMAL SINGH AREA

Social activists give suggestions to officials

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: In the absence of any check by the authorities concerned, traffic congestion in and around the Katra Jaimal Singh and Telephone Exchange areas has become a routine affair.

Barricades outside Town Hall irritate tourists

Barricades outside Town Hall irritate tourists

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Tourists and devotees, who come to Golden Temple from Hall Bazaar side, have been suffering due to barricading by the traffic police on Heritage Street.

Gangsters’ social networking accounts under scanner

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Gangsters operating in the state may boast of their crimes on their social networking accounts being operated by their accomplices, but it has become a handy tool for the Punjab Police to keep tabs on their nefarious activities.

Seized vehicles at police stations worry cops

Seized vehicles at police stations worry cops

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Seized vehicles stashed at police stations have become a headache for the Punjab Police as they do not have enough space to keep them. The vehicles dumped outside police stations, which rot with the passage of time, present an ugly look.

Gang of robbers busted; 2 held

Gang of robbers busted; 2 held

17 Feb 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: CIA staff today arrested two miscreants for robbing devotees who had come to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi.The accused were identified as Gurmeet Singh alias Pappu of Delhi, who now stays in Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar here, and Lakhwinder Singh, alias Lucky, of the same locality.

Car stolen on pistol point, found abandoned

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Four young unidentified persons stole a car from a doctor at pistol point from near Beant Park in the Ranjit Avenue area here late last evening.

One nabbed on attempt to murder charge

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The Chheharta police have arrested Deep Singh of Inderpuri area on charges of attempt to murder after he hit Mukesh Ram of Kot Khalsa area with bricks.

Lukewarm response to BRTS service on Batala Road

Lukewarm response to BRTS service on Batala Road

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: More buses have been inducted in order to expand the bus rapid transit system (BRTS). These buses will ply from Railway Station to Verka on Batala Road.

IMPLEMENTATION OF FEE REGULATORY ACT

Parents’ delegation to meet Governor

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A delegation of the Punjab Parents Association (PPA) is all set to meet Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh tomorrow to request him to implement the Fee Regulatory Act before beginning of the new academic session.

Health Department holds de-worming drive in district

Health Department holds de-worming drive in district

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Health Department conducted a de-worming drive for children under the age of 19 years at various Anganwari Centres and schools here today.

Discussion on employment generation

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The regional office of the Textile Commissioner, a unit of Ministry of Textiles, organised a session on special package for employment generation and promotion of exports in apparel and garments sector in association with the Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO).

No number plates on mini trucks carrying garbage in city

No number plates on mini trucks carrying garbage in city

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A majority of trucks, engaged by a private concern, hired by the Amritsar Municipal Corporation (MC), to lift garbage under the solid waste management plant (SWMP), are plying on city roads without registration number plates.

NGO knocks at High Court doors

NGO knocks at High Court doors

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM), a city-based NGO, has approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court to impress upon the Union and state governments on resumption of international flights.

Ruptured sewage pipe near mosque irks visitors

Ruptured sewage pipe near mosque irks visitors

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Alhough the state government spent crores to beautify the surrounding of Golden Temple, the Municipal Corporation (MC) failed to fix leakage of a public urinal, outside the Jama Masjid Jaan Mohammad, a few metres away from the Town Hall building.

Smuggler among 3 nabbed by CI, police

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The Counter-Intelligence in a joint operation with the city police have arrested Ranjit Singh alias Jitu, reportedly a former railway employee along with two other persons.

2 arrested with seven stolen motorcycles

2 arrested with seven stolen motorcycles

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: In a major breakthrough, the Civil Lines police today nabbed two vehicle thieves identified as Lovepreet Singh alias Happy and Navjot Singh Joti.

Bank Mitras of public sector bank hold protest

Bank Mitras of public sector bank hold protest

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Bank Mitras (Business Correspondents) engaged by a government sector bank staged a protest outside its circle office here today, alleging that the bank management was exploiting them.

Local Bodies Dept vigilance wing initiates inquiryCOMPLAINTS AGAINST MC, AIT

Local Bodies Dept vigilance wing initiates inquiry

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: After receiving complaints of malpractices and corruption, the vigilance wing of the Local Bodies Department has initiated an inquiry in its different departments like the Municipal Corporation and the Amritsar Improvement Trust.

Bhandari Bridge repair continues, creating chaos

Bhandari Bridge repair continues, creating chaos

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The civic authorities today started relaying of Bhandari Bridge road, which was washed away in the recent winter showers. The local body authorities faced severe criticism from people who had questioned the quality of various development works being undertaken in different parts of the city.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Tail-end villages face water shortage

Tail-end villages face water shortage

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: Theft of water from a distributary by some villagers in Talwandi Sabo sub-division has lead to shortage of water in tail-end villages.

CAG team begins audit of civic body

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: A team of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has arrived in the city to conduct audit of the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB).

Purse containing gold, Rs8.50 lakh stolen

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: A purse containing gold and Rs 8.

Triveni workers protest against firm over not getting equipment

Triveni workers protest against firm over not getting equipment

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: Workers of Triveni Company opened a front against their organisation this morning for not providing them equipment for work.

Hookah bars continue to draw city youth, police ‘unaware’

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: Hookah bars are illegally operating in the city under the nose of the district administration and police.

Farmers expect bumper mustard crop this year

Farmers expect bumper mustard crop this year

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: The area under the mustard crop has witnessed an increase in Bathinda and Mansa districts as compared to the last year.

SSA/RMSA employees to rekindle protest path

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the SSA/RMSA Office Employees Union Punjab today announced that they would rekindle their protest against the state government.

Speaker dwells on relevance of mother language

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: Akal University organised a lecture on the topic ‘Importance of Mother Language’ on the occasion of International Mother Language Day on its campus.

CUP organises series of events to mark foundation day celebrations

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, is organising a series of events to mark the celebrations of its 7th foundation day, to be celebrated on February 28.

2 inmates released on probation

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: District and Sessions Judge Paramjeet Singh, along with Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Amita Singh, who is also the secretary of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Bathinda, today visited the Central Jail.

Many butcheries not registered with MC

Many butcheries not registered with MC

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: In a grave lapse on part of the health wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC), many butcheries are yet not registered with the civic body.

Four injured in road mishaps

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: The first road mishap took place on the Bathinda-Goniana road near the Gillpati bus stand in which three persons were injured after two motorcycles collided with each other.

CAI releases estimate for January of cotton crop

22 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA:The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its January estimate of the cotton crop for the 2016-17 season, which began from October 1, last year.

Health Dept clerical staff go on pen-down strike

Health Dept clerical staff go on pen-down strike

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Clerical Association of Health Department today went on a one-day pen-down strike against the allegations leveled by members of the Para Medical Health Association against them.

Two hurt as bike collides with stray cattle

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: One person was injured after his motorcycle collided with stray cattle standing in the middle of the road in the city on street number 6 in Bir Talab area of the city on Sunday.

2-day sports meet concludes at CUP

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The Central University of Punjab (CUP), Bathinda, conducted its two-day 5th annual sports and athletics meet on February 18 and 19.

Farewell party held at DAV College

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A farewell party was organised at DAV College, Bathinda, for the students of Class XII.

Skill-based education need of the hour, says Dr RS Bawa

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: “The technology and information savvy students of the modern era are well informed and judicious while planning their career and do not refrain from selecting an emerging field as a career, rather than choosing a contemporary one,” said Dr RS Bawa, vice-chancellor, Chandigarh University.

Students shine in Pbi varsity exam

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Baba Farid College have performed well in B.

Probe sought into Dunes Club case

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The local Dunes Club has courted controversy with a member of its executive committee writing a letter to Deputy Commissioner Ghansham Thori and ADC General Rahul Chaba demanding a probe into the irregularities and working of the club’s caterer.

Crop sown without burning stubble assessed

Crop sown without burning stubble assessed

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Dr Narinder Singh, Director, Seed, Union Agriculture Department, today visited fields of farmers at villages, including Jassi Pauwali, Ghumman Kalan, Ramnagar and others, where the farmers had sown wheat crop this season without burning stubble and incorporating the straw into the fields.

Parents up the ante against pvt schools

Parents up the ante against pvt schools

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Upping the ante against private schools and accusing the state government of favouring private schools, members of the Parents’ Rights Association today met the ADC (General) Rahul Chaba and submitted a charter of demands urging the state government to take action against private schools allegedly flouting norms under the Right to Education Act (2009).

Varsity staff protest in support of re-employed teachers

Varsity staff protest in support of re-employed teachers

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Coming out in support of the re-employed teachers, non-teaching staff members of Punjabi University Patiala’s regional centre here today staged a protest on the premises of the centre.

2 snatching cases reported in a day

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Two cases of snatching were reported in the city in the last 24 hours.

SIT fails to make headway in Rama Mandi firing incident

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the firing incident during the Talwandi Sabo by-poll in 2015 has failed to reach any conclusion even after passing of more than one-and-a-half years.

SDM takes stock of project for underprivileged kids

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sakshi Sahwney today convened a meeting to review the functioning of the Association for Smiles, Happiness and Aspirations (ASHA) project.

Supply affected as water pipe not yet repaired

Supply affected as water pipe not yet repaired

21 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Despite two days having passed, the damaged pipe for main water supply has not been repaired due to which supply of water has been affected in 25 colonies.

MC removes encroachmentTHE WEEK THAT WAS

MC removes encroachment

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

MURDER CASE SOLVED: The building branch of the Municipal Corporation, (MC), Bathinda, removed an encroachment in Model Town Phase-I.

Ambey General Store win CLC cricket tourney

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: Ambey General Store won the Civil Line Club (CLC) limited over cricket tournament.

Last rites of SC Commission vice-chief performed, top SAD leaders give it a miss

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: Rajinder Guddu, vice-president, SC Commission, Punjab, was cremated in the city today.

Water supply hit as pipe damaged

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: The main water pipeline got damaged near Barnala by-pass road adjacent to Dr Kishori Ram Hospital in the city due to which water supply in more than 12 colonies got affected.

54 papers presented at two-day conference

54 papers presented at two-day conference

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: A two-day national conference on ‘Futuristic Environmental Challenges 2017’ concluded at the Bharat Institute of Engineering and Technology recently.

Health Dept collects 9 food samples against target of 100

Health Dept collects 9 food samples against target of 100

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: The Health Department, liable for collecting samples of food to ensure hygiene and safety for the people, seems hardly keen on doing its job.

NGO launches apps to help underprivileged kids

NGO launches apps to help underprivileged kids

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: Engaged in educating slum children and bringing them to schools, NGO SMILE today launched its apps to collect funds.

Declare black money recovered: AAP

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: In view of the 100-day time, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked for to bring the economy of the country on track while introducing the demonetisation drive on November 8, ending yesterday, leaders and workers of the Aam Aadmi Party staged a protest at Raman Mandi in Talwandi Sabo today.

Cold store owners may increase charge

Cold store owners may increase charge

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: After facing a tough time owing to demonetisation, potato farmers are all set to face another jolt as cold store owners are likely to increase the charge of their stores by five per cent in Bathinda district.

PSTSE SCHOLARSHIP

51 schools fail to furnish details of beneficiaries

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

The seriousness with which the government schools are taking various scholarship schemes is clear from the fact that as many as 51 schools of the district are yet to furnish names of students who cleared the Punjab State Talent Search Examination (PSTSE) and are eligible to get the scholarship under the scheme.

Swachh city dream remains distant

Swachh city dream remains distant

20 Feb 2017 | 12:38 AM

BATHINDA: City residents need to be highly courageous and optimistic if they expect their locality to be clean and beautiful, especially when the ground reality points to sites that are disappointing and upsetting.

Adventure camp organised for schoolchildren

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: An adventure camp was organised at The Millennium School here today.

Farmer leader flays govt’s decision to scrap import duty on wheat

Farmer leader flays govt’s decision to scrap import duty on wheat

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, president, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal), today flayed the Union government’s decision to scrap the import duty on wheat.

Sewage overflow a never-ending problem

Sewage overflow a never-ending problem

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Sewage overflow in various residential and commercial areas of the city has become a nuisance for residents.

20 students get jobs during placement drive

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The Baba Farid Groups of Institution (BFGI) organised a placement drive for its MBA and BSc (Agriculture) students here today.

Kin booked for attacking girl

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The police today booked family members of a woman in Rampura for firing gun shots at her for marrying without family’s consent.

City doc to deliver lecture on diabetes at int’l conference

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Dr Vitull K Gupta, consultant physician at Kishori Ram Hospital and Diabetes Care Centre, has been invited to deliver a guest lecture at the 7th World Congress of Diabetes – Diabetes India 2017.

Patients suffer sans ultrasound facility

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Patients are in the lurch owing to the absence of the ultrasound facility at the Primary Health Centre (PHC)-cum-Community Health Centre (CHC) in Goniana.

Ban goes up in smoke as use of polythene bags rampant in city

Ban goes up in smoke as use of polythene bags rampant in city

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The use of polythene bags is going on unabated in the city despite the ban imposed on the same.

Miscreants loot Rs 90K from man

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Snatching incidents are again on the rise in the city as a rucksack containing Rs 90,000 was stolen by two motorcycle-borne snatchers from near the Truck Union area this afternoon.

City Mayor’s visit a mere photo op, say residentsHOUSE DAMAGED IN FIRE

City Mayor’s visit a mere photo op, say residents

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The visit of the Bathinda Mayor to a couple’s house which was reduced to ashes in a fire on Thursday did not went down well with residents of 25-gaz (25-yard) houses adjoining Dhobiana today.

Stones laid, works fail to take offPOLL GIMMICK

Stones laid, works fail to take off

19 Feb 2017 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Union Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal hurriedly laid foundation stones of various projects in the district, but the work on around six major projects have not able to start yet.

FROM COLLEGES

Quiz contest

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

DECLAMATION:An inter-college quiz competition was organised at the SSD Women’s Institute of Technology here today.

People lend a helping hand to poor family

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: A day after the house of Rajinder Mandal and Ranjana Devi was gutted following a short-circuit and a leakage from an LPG cylinder, people have extended them a helping hand.

City orthodontist to deliver lecture at Banaras Hindu University

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Orthodontist Dr Amanish Singh, who is also the principal of the Adesh Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Bathinda, has been invited to deliver a guest lecture at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, during the 21st Indian Orthodontic Society PG students’ convention on February 19.

Municipal Corporation removes encroachment in Model Town

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The building branch of the Municipal Corporation, (MC), Bathinda, today removed an encroachment in Model Town Phase-I.

Residents want firm steps to curb stray dog menace

Residents want firm steps to curb stray dog menace

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: After a four-year-old kid mauled to death by a group of stray dogs in Taran Tarn, residents demanded that the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, must take concrete steps to curb the stray dog menace in the city.

Trees cut to make way for slip road

Trees cut to make way for slip road

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: To construct a slip road leading to the railway lines, the Building and Roads (B&R) Department has begun the work of felling nearly 90 trees along the Bathinda-Malout railway over-bridge.

Murder case solved with arrest of two

Murder case solved with arrest of two

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The police today claimed to have solved a murder case with the arrest of two persons.

Income tax raids at two shops

Income tax raids at two shops

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Income tax officials today raided two school uniform shops — Vardhman Uniforms and Mahavir Dresses — in the Nai Basti area in the city.

Two killed, 2 hurt as trucks collide on Dabwali road

Two killed, 2 hurt as trucks collide on Dabwali road

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Two trucks collided with each other near Pathrala village on the Dabwali road this morning around 8 am, killing a driver and cleaner of one of the trucks.

After SSP’s assurance, safai worker cremated

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The safai worker, who was found murdered at his house on February 4 night, was finally cremated today at Rampura.

Housing for all scheme: Most applications turned down

18 Feb 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: A large number of applications for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna-Housing for All by 2022 scheme have been rejected during verification by the state government.

Mother, child care dept inaugurated

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The mother and child care department was today inaugurated at Delhi Heart Institute and Multispeciality Hospital, Bathinda.

1 booked for encroachment bid on land

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked a city resident after he allegedly tried to encroach upon a piece of land which belongs to Sri Sanatan Dharm Sabha, Bathinda.

Narcotic tablets recovered

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa Police today recovered more than 50 narcotic tablets from the house of a woman who was facing trial under the NDPS Act and was out on bail.

DS Ahuja is NFL (Tech) director

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: DS Ahuja has taken over the charge as director (technical), National Fertilizers Limited (NFL).

Fire destroys labourer’s house, no casualties

Fire destroys labourer’s house, no casualties

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The house of a poor labourer was gutted this afternoon following a short circuit and leakage from an LPG cylinder.

Punjabi varsity’s non-teaching staff demand release of salary

Punjabi varsity’s non-teaching staff demand release of salary

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Non-Teaching Sangh today staged an hour-long protest at Punjabi University’s regional centre here against the management of the university.

ILLEGAL BUILDINGS

Human rights panel to move HC

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The general secretary of the Punjab Human Rights Committee, Bathinda, Ved Parkash Gupta, who had earlier filed a public interest litigation (PIL) against illegal commercial buildings, today blamed the MCB for adopting a pick and choose policy while demolishing illegal buildings in the city.

4 held with 9 stolen bikes, 13 cell phones

4 held with 9 stolen bikes, 13 cell phones

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: Four persons involved in stealing motorbikes and snatching cell phones landed in police net today.

Car knocks down two persons on roadside

Car knocks down two persons on roadside

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: A woman driving a Maruti Swift Dzire car on the 100-ft road pressed the accelerator of her car instead of applying breaks, hitting two persons sitting by the roadside.

Farmers say dust damaging crops, want link road widenedCONSTRUCTION OF ROB

Farmers say dust damaging crops, want link road widened

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: With a diversion made through villages for construction of an over-bridge at the railway crossing near Bhai Bakhtaur village in the district, villagers have to face problems as the dust rising due to the traffic is affecting the wheat crop.

Residents protest against illegally parked trucks on roads, bylanes

Residents protest against illegally parked trucks on roads, bylanes

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

Residents of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar and the adjoining Dhillon Colony today protested against trucks illegally parked not only on the main road but also in the by-lanes of the area.

Residents ask for more time from MC

Residents ask for more time from MC

17 Feb 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: Protesting against the demolition drive launched by the Municipal Corporation Bathinda in Sanjay Nagar and Balraj Nagar, women of the area today reached the MCB office and took up the matter with Mayor Balwant Rai Nath.

Children living near brick kilns not administered albendazole tablets

Children living near brick kilns not administered albendazole tablets

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Children living near brick kilns were not administered albendazole tablets by the district Health Department today on the occasion of Dewroming Day.

Students apprised of first aid techniques

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The two-day workshop on first-aid training concluded at SSD Girls' College here today.

56 Scouts & Guides selected for national award

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 56 students, who were part of the Bharat Scouts and Guides, primary wing, have been selected for the national award.

Defunct motors: MC Commissioner orders probe

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: MC Commissioner Anil Garg today ordered a probe into the issue of defunct motors installed at the canal colony pumping station.

Stretch to running room to be patrolled by GRP, RPF at night

Stretch to running room to be patrolled by GRP, RPF at night

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The General Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) will jointly patrol at night the way between the Bathinda railway station and its running room to curb the increasing thefts and snatching incidents in the area.

3 arrested with 60 kg poppy husk

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The police have arrested three persons with 60 kg poppy husk.

Bumpy ride awaits you on way to domestic airport

Bumpy ride awaits you on way to domestic airport

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A bumpy ride awaits you as you travel to the Bathinda domestic airport as the road leading to Virk Kalan village has developed cracks and has caved in at many places.

Albendazole effect: 7 students taken ill

Albendazole effect: 7 students taken ill

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

MANSA: On National De-worming Day, around seven girls of Government Primary School, Mansa, today fell ill following consumption of albendazole tablets in the morning.

Remedial coaching: Schools told to submit results

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: As an indication of feeble interest shown by teachers and schools in remedial coaching that is being given to students of Class IX in math and science, the schools have failed to submit the results of the pre-term examinations conducted in November last year as part of the coaching.

No work initiated till date on multi-level parking project

No work initiated till date on multi-level parking project

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: No work has been initiated on the multi-storey parking project, the foundation of which was laid by Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal ahead of the elections.

Mayor submits reply to EC notice

Mayor submits reply to EC notice

16 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Mayor Balwant Rai Nath has submitted his reply to the notice sent to him by the Election Commission over violation of the poll code of conduct.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
UT mulls waiving transaction fee on debit card payments

UT mulls waiving transaction fee on debit card payments

22 Feb 2017 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief to residents, the UT Administration is considering waiving the merchant discount rate (MDR) or transaction fee charged on debit card payments by banks following directions from the Finance Ministry.

HC comes to rescue of 2 ‘Australian’ kids

22 Feb 2017 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Coming to the rescue of two “Australian” children detained by their father, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today not only allowed them to go with their mother but also directed the police to conduct raids for tracing their passports.

TRIBUNE IMPACT

PGI withdraws order on appointment of ethics committee chairman

22 Feb 2017 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Following a report carried in these columns on the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research violating the rules while appointing the chairman of the ethics committee of the institute, the PGI has withdrawn its order.

CAT stays PGI order demoting 11 superintendents

22 Feb 2017 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has stayed the order of the PGI reverting 11 office superintendents to a lower post.

Nursing student dies in hit-&-run

Nursing student dies in hit-&-run

22 Feb 2017 | 2:11 AM

DERA BASSI: A 20-year-old BSc-II nursing student lost her life after she was reportedly hit by a speeding Tata Ace on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway here last evening.

Benches for food grains, not students!SCHOOLS IN A SHAMBLES – VI

Benches for food grains, not students!

22 Feb 2017 | 2:11 AM

PANCHKULA: A government middle school and a primary school, being run from the same building at the Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4, paint a picture of neglect.

5% interim relief for UT staff

22 Feb 2017 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a move that will provide relief to over 25,000 employees and pensioners of the Chandigarh Administration, the MC and boards, the UT has decided to grant them interim relief at the rate of 5 per cent of the basic pay and pension with effect from January 1 this year on the pattern of Punjab.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
DSGMC POLLS

SAD Badal, SAD (Delhi) to cross swords in CP ward

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:In Connaught Place, one of the biggest wards of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), the fight is mainly between the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) led by the Sarna brothers.

GHPS staff accuse DSGMC of holding back due arrear

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Representatives of Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS) Staff Welfare Association’ representing the 12 schools run by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today accused the Sikh body of “holding back” the arrears due to teaching and non-teaching staff as per the Sixth Pay Commission (SPC) revision.

Deer Park rape solved, youth held

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The South District Police has solved a blind case of robbery-cum-rape involving a northeastern girl and arrested the accused Raja (19).

Hussain reviews wildlife bird project

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment Minister Imran Hussain today reviewed the progress of proposed Wildlife Bird Rescue Centre at Rajokri, a centre touted to be of world-class level.

NURSING OFFICER’S DEATH CASE

AIIMS doctor sacked

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has decided to sack a senior resident doctor (anaesthesiology) and give Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the family of Nursing Officer Rajbir Kaur, who died on February 4 following complications during childbirth (stillborn) in an alleged case of medical negligence last month.

Realty future in affordable housing: Naidu

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M.

NMCD move on shops within maternity centre draws flak

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today slammed the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) for making plans to convert the maternity centre at Sant Nagar into a commercial complex, accusing it of “insensitivity” towards the rights of women and children.

Chargesheet filed in GB Road ring

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police today filed chargesheet in the GB Road trafficking and prostitution racket unearthed last year, in which the accused have been booked under the stringent MCOCA provisions.

SAD Badal committed to Sikhism, says Sirsa

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:The outgoing general secretary of the DSGMC and Shiromani Akali Dal Badal candidate from Punjabi Bagh ward, Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that his party was committed to the Sikh religion and would work for its uplift.

Food officers ordered to check midday meals

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Days after children were taken ill for eating midday meal infested with rats, Delhi Commissioner (Food Safety) today issued order to the Deputy Commissioner (Food Safety) to inspect the hygiene and cleanliness of midday meal kitchens and transportation facilities under their districts.

SC orders Unitech to pay interest on buyers’ money

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Monday directed Unitech to deposit 14% interest on Rs 17 crore invested by 39 buyers in the real estate developer’s Vistas project in Gurugram.

Woman suicide attempt at Metro station

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:A 25-year-old woman, working at a private hospital, today allegedly attempted suicide by jumping before a Metro train.

Sewer line work in JJ cluster opens

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today inaugurated the work of providing and laying of jointing internal sewer line in Jawahar Mohalla group of JJ cluster in Shashi Garden in Patparganj Assembly constituency.

Govt diploma in pre-school education launched

20 Feb 2017 | 1:24 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi government-run District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) will offer a diploma course in pre-school education beginning from the next academic session.

Acid attack on two minor girls, father

20 Feb 2017 | 1:24 AM

NEW DELHI:Two minor girls and their father suffered burns injuries after they were allegedly attacked with acid in west Delhi's Khyala area, police said.

DMRC chief reviews operational issues

20 Feb 2017 | 1:24 AM

NEW DELHI:In the light of recent spate of snags in the Delhi Metro, DMRC chief Mangu Singh issued a series of directions to address the recurring problems.

Environment awareness  campaign held on Rajpath

Environment awareness campaign held on Rajpath

20 Feb 2017 | 1:23 AM

NEW DELHI:Around 5,000 school students took part in a rally to spread environmental awareness on Rajpath here today.

MCD polls: AAP may finalise 1st list of candidates by month-end

20 Feb 2017 | 1:23 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi party is expected to finish the work of finalising its first list of candidates for the upcoming MCD polls by month-end.

Safdarjung candidates focus on door meetings

20 Feb 2017 | 1:23 AM

NEW DELHI:As hardly one week is left to go for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections, candidates in Safdarjung Enclave ward in South Delhi have swung into action canvassing for hours together.

DSGMC ELECTIONS

Rakab Ganj Sahib devotees hint at triangular contest

20 Feb 2017 | 1:22 AM

NEW DELHI:Responses from devotees visiting Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib indicate a triangular contest in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections with the foray of Panthak Seva Dal (PSD), which is believed to have the backing of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Fake currency racket busted; two arrested

19 Feb 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:With the arrest of Sanjeev alias Mukesh and Arvin, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a gang that was circulating fake currency notes in Uttar Pradesh and NCR regions.

Prez attends Police Day reception

Prez attends Police Day reception

19 Feb 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari attended the Delhi Police ‘At Home’ reception hosted by Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik here this evening.

MBBS dropout held in motorcycle theft case

19 Feb 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Sarfraz Ahmed, an MBBS drop-out and son of a government employee, has been arrested by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police in a motorcycle theft case.

Triangular contest in Jangpura wardDSGMC POLLS

Triangular contest in Jangpura ward

19 Feb 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Jangpura ward, which has two historic gurdwaras – Bala Sahib and Damdama Sahib, will see a triangular contest.

DDCA case: Court tells Kejri to appear on March 21

19 Feb 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:A Delhi court today directed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it next month in a criminal defamation case by the DDCA and Chetan Chauhan, while allowing his personal exemption on medical grounds.

Auto permits registration: Last date extended

18 Feb 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government has extended the last date for filing of applications for online registration of 1,000 auto rickshaw permits till February 27.

Rs 13,330 as ‘min pay’ for unskilled labour

18 Feb 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI: A special panel formed by the Delhi Lt Governor is likely to recommend setting Rs 13,330 as the minimum wages for an unskilled person in the Capital.

CBI arrests Delhi Police officer for bribery

18 Feb 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Friday said it arrested a woman Sub-Inspector of the Delhi Police for receiving Rs 10,000 bribe from a man for favouring him in a case being investigated by her.

AAP doing ‘publicity stunts’ on education, health: Maken

AAP doing ‘publicity stunts’ on education, health: Maken

18 Feb 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI: With the city heading towards the municipal polls, the Delhi Congress today today released a chargesheet —Vishwasghat Ke 2 Saal— against the misrule of the AAP government.

DCW summons FRRO chief over death of S African girl

18 Feb 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today summoned the head of the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) following a South African girl, who was allegedly illegally detained at a beggar home since December, died at a city hospital.

Sisodia targets  BJP over Delhi MLAs’ salary Bill

Sisodia targets BJP over Delhi MLAs’ salary Bill

18 Feb 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI: After the Centre returned a Bill seeking 400 per cent salary hike for Delhi MLAs, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today wondered how BJP legislators could procure “expensive” cars and house despite low pay.

Man commits suicide at Metro station

17 Feb 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:A 45-year-old man today allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at Shahdara Metro station.

Gambling racket smashed in three places, 48 held

17 Feb 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:With the arrest of 48 persons, the Shahdara District police has busted gambling in three places.

DSGMC ELECTIONS

Baba Mohkam Singh urges Sikhs to punish Badal

17 Feb 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:Baba Mohkam Singh of the United Akali Dal today appealed to Sikhs to punish the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) by their franchise in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections on February 26.

20 pollution monitoring centres by October

17 Feb 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:The government has decided to set up 20 new air quality monitoring stations this year before winter when the air quality deteriorates significantly owing to multiple reasons.

Cab strike goes on as govt, drivers fail to break logjam

17 Feb 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:Talks between the Delhi government and striking drivers of Ola and Uber today failed to break the deadlock even as the city administration warned of strict action against any violence.

BJP Mahila Morcha protests  near Kejriwal’s residence

BJP Mahila Morcha protests near Kejriwal’s residence

17 Feb 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:BJP Mahila Morcha workers led by Mahila Morcha president Poonam Prashar Jha and vice-president Shikha Rai today held a massive demonstration at the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to protest against the government's 'non-performance' on the issues like women safety and creation of jobs for women.

‘Visa-based data’ needed to curb drug smuggling by foreigners: Ahir70TH RAISING DAY PARADE OF DELHI POLICE

‘Visa-based data’ needed to curb drug smuggling by foreigners: Ahir

17 Feb 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:Speaking at the 70th Raising Day Parade of Delhi Police held today in northwest Delhi's New Police Lines, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir stressed creating a database of foreign nationals visiting India as they often overstay their visa.

Novel traffic management system to check jams

16 Feb 2017 | 12:28 AM

NEW DELHI:The traffic police failing to control and eliminate jams are now planning to introduce ‘Intelligent Traffic Management System’ to manage traffic.

Will not participate in gurdwara polls: AAP

16 Feb 2017 | 12:28 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party today said it will not participate in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) polls directly or indirectly.

Raza’s tribute to Gandhi to be unveiled on artist’s 95th birthday

16 Feb 2017 | 12:28 AM

NEW DELHI:It is no secret that Syed Haider Raza (who lived in India and France) had a great admiration for Mahatma Gandhi's teachings and beliefs.

DSGMC POLLS

Sarna ends first round of campaigning

16 Feb 2017 | 12:28 AM

NEW DELHI:The Shiromani Akali Dal president, Paramjit Singh Sarna who is contesting election of the DSGMC from ward number nine, Punjabi Bagh, said that he had completed the first round of door-to-door campaigning and he received an overwhelming support everywhere.

DSGMC elections: Sirsa uses Badals’ pix in posters

16 Feb 2017 | 12:28 AM

NEW DELHI:Manjinder Singh Sirsa, general secretary of the DSGMC, who is candidate of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) from Punjabi Bagh against the heavyweight of SAD Delhi Paramjit Singh Sarna, has used the photos of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in his posters.

POLLUTION SOLUTION

Govt to float global tender to clean roads

16 Feb 2017 | 12:28 AM

NEW DELHI:The government is planning to rope in international companies that have expertise in mechanical sweeping of roads to clean the dusty streets, a major contributor to air pollution in the national Capital.

Lid off interstate gun racket; 20 pistols recovered

Lid off interstate gun racket; 20 pistols recovered

16 Feb 2017 | 12:28 AM

NEW DELHI: A team of Northern Range, Special Cell busted an interstate gunrunning racket by arresting a carrier Mani Singh, 36.

BJP burns effigies of AAP govt

BJP burns effigies of AAP govt

16 Feb 2017 | 12:28 AM

NEW DELHI:With the MCD polls a couple of months away, BJP workers today staged protests across the city and burnt effigies of the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government.

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War over presidentship in DCC rages on

War over presidentship in DCC rages on

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The war over presidentship in the District Congress Committee (DCC) has moved further, with party’s leaders shooting off letters to the party high command.

Clerk arrested for taking bribe

Clerk arrested for taking bribe

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The Vigilance Department here today caught a clerk in the Education Department while he was taking a bribe of Rs 15,000.

RCF employees’ union holds protest

RCF employees’ union holds protest

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Rail Coach Factory Employees Union today held a demonstration against the alleged move of the government on outsourcing and privatisation at the furnishing shop on the campus.

Stress on reviving, following ancient Indian values, ethicsIKGPTU WORKSHOP

Stress on reviving, following ancient Indian values, ethics

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: A one-day workshop on “Ancient Indian Values for Society and Polity” was organised by the International Resource Centre for Universal Human Values and Ethics at IK Gujral Punjab Technical University Kapurthala today.

4 booked for dowry, torture

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint lodged by Narangshahpur village resident Rajwinder Kaur, the Sadar police has registered a case under Sections498A/506/120B/323/325 of the IndianPenal Code against her husband Davinder Singh, his father Malkiat Singh, mother Surinder Kaur and younger brotherGurjit Singh on the charges of torturingher physically and mentally to fulfill their demands of dowry.

Singers, poets mark celebrationsINTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

Singers, poets mark celebrations

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: On the occasion of International Mother Language Day today, the Punjab Jagriti Manch, in collaboration with Sarbat Da Bhala Trust, held a procession in the city which concluded at the Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall with renowned personalities performing to celebrate the mother tongue.

Poetry workshop organised on Mother Language Day

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

PHAGWARA: International Mother Language Day was celebrated on Tuesday at Kamla Nehru College for Women (KNCW), Phagwara, by the PG Department of Punjabi.

Three kgof opium seized

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The CIA staff today recovered 3 kg of opium from the Mithapur road.

Bhardwaj is Cantonment Board VP

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Suresh Bhardwaj, councillor from ward number 2 in the Cantonment area has been appointed the new vice-president of Jalandhar Cantonment Board (JCB).

Shirtless, parents protest against school over fee hike

Shirtless, parents protest against school over fee hike

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The fathers of students, studying in Shiv Jyoti School, today held a protest in the morning by taking off their shirts against the school administration for allegedly hiking the fee and restricting those students from appearing in the examinations who have failed to deposit the annual charges.

CADD workshop on solid-works organisedCAMPUS NOTES

CADD workshop on solid-works organised

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

Mechanical engineering department of the Lyallpur Khalsa College of Engineering (LKCE) organised a CADD workshop on solid-works.

Want to show my versatility to audience: Ginni Mahi

Want to show my versatility to audience: Ginni Mahi

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Decked up in a navy blue fusion suit, golden trouser and long, kundan earrings, Gurkanwal Bharti, alias Ginni Mahi (professional name) was a crowd-puller at the HMV College fete held recently.

Women’s Day meeting

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: The Janwadi Istari Sabha Punjab today decided to organise a state-level conference on March 8, International Women’s Day, in which domestic women workers from across the state will be participating.

PHAGWARA BRIEFS

Shop burgled

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

A shop was burgled near the Sugar Mill Chowk on Sunday night.

Workshop on web designing heldCAMPUS NOTES

Workshop on web designing held

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

At BD Arya Girls College, Jalandhar Cantt, a one-week workshop on web designing was organised by the post graduate department of computer science and application.

NRI body on Oroville issue

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: The US-Based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) slammed the Folsom contracting company for its decision to fire Oroville Dam workers for posting spillway photos to social media.

Dowry victim stages dharna in Phagwara

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

PHAGWARA: Residents of Shivpuri Mohalla along with a dowry victim, Gurdeep Kaur, and her father Tersem Lal, today staged a dharna before the SP Office demanding to book in-laws of the victim.

TA recruitment

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: The 112 Infantry Battalion of Territorial Army (Dogra) will hold a recruitment rally for the category of Soldier General Duty, 20 vacancies, and tradesmen, 05 vacancies, at Jalandhar Cantt (Dogra Ground) from March 6 to 15.

Former Ambassador dwells on Sino-India relations

Former Ambassador dwells on Sino-India relations

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: DAV College, Jalandhar, in association with ML Sondhi Memorial Trust organised a symposium on “Current dimensions of global role of China and India-China relations”.

Foreign education consultant faces protest

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: A foreign education consultant company office at Kartarpur here today faced a protest by people who had allegedly given the office lakhs of rupees for their migration to Canada.

Farmers approach DC on seed pricing

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: An organisation related to potato growers today approached the Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, complaining that private seeds retailers increase the prices of seeds of sunflower, muskmelon and maize every year.

Annual flower show in cantonment: Battle for supremacy on March 19

Annual flower show in cantonment: Battle for supremacy on March 19

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: The battle of garden supremacy is all set to be held on March 19 at Jawahar Park in the cantonment area.

32,335 appear across 463 centresPSEB CLASS V, VIII EXAMS

32,335 appear across 463 centres

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 32,335 students of Class V and VIII appeared for the exams which began today.

South Asia Trade Fair and Consumer Expo ends

South Asia Trade Fair and Consumer Expo ends

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: The five-day South Asia Trade Fair and Consumer Expo, which was held from February 16 to 20 at the Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall here, came to an end today.

Elections over, Beri-Brar are DCC presidents again

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Putting to rest all confusion about the presidentship of the District Congress Committee, in charge, Punjab Congress, Asha Kumari, today clarified that ever since the Punjab polls were over, Rajinder Beri and Jagbir Brar were back again as the DCC (urban) and DCC (rural) presidents, respectively.

Annual prize distributionCAMPUS NOTES

Annual prize distribution

20 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

Padma Shri awardee Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal visited Mehr Chand Polytechnic College on its annual prize distribution function as the chief guest.

District Cong committee remembers Beant Singh

20 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

JALANDHAR:On the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, Jalandhar District Congress Committee today pledged to make the district drug free if the Congress under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh forms the government.

Speed-breaker damages car, woman to lodge complaint

20 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

JALANDHAR: The speed-breakers constructed by the Northern Railways on the Ladowali road are getting deadly with each passing day.

No political patronage to state language: Punjabi Jagriti Manch

No political patronage to state language: Punjabi Jagriti Manch

20 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Jagriti Manch, an organisation that has been crusading for the Punjabi language, today blamed the Shiromani Akali Dal for its failure get the language the due respect in the state.

Nitish visiting, Bihar migrants come to show solidarity

Nitish visiting, Bihar migrants come to show solidarity

20 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI: With the visit of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Sultanpur Lodhi today, migrants from Bihar living in villages located by the Bein, came to offer support to the CM of their state today.

Fungal disease may affect wheat crop

20 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

JALANDHAR: Although farmers have been expecting a bumper wheat crop this season, agriculture experts believe that cloudy weather these days could potentially cause ‘karnal bunt’ to the crop.

Stage set for smart cantonment mission

Stage set for smart cantonment mission

20 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

JALANDHAR: After losing in the race to get included in the Smart Cantonment Mission last year, the Jalandhar Cantonment Board (JCB) has once again geared up to join the contest for cantonments launched by the Ministry of Defence.

BRIEFS

Drug peddler held

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

Phagwara: The Rawalpindi Police have arrested a drug peddler Ravinder Dass and recovered 2,000 capsules of Parvon and 3,000 tablets of Alprax from his possession.

GNA convocationCAMPUS NOTES

GNA convocation

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

Nearly 250 students of various courses were awarded degrees during the annual convocation-cum-alumni meet of GNA University in Phagwara on Saturday.

Labour union to hold protest

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Pendu Mazdoor Union have decided to organise a protest march on March 3 against the alleged police inaction.

RMPI to mark March 23 as anti-communalism day

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) has given a call to observe March 23, the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, as anti-communalism, anti-imperialism and anti-racism day across the country.

Audio-visual aids donated to govt school in Hazara

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The Rotary Club of Jullundur today donated audio-visual aids at Government Primary School, Hazara village.

Govt must come up with productive agri policies: Farmers

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Various farmers’ organisations have set their hopes high from the results of the elections.

Mood disorders on rise in city

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: There has been a dramatic rise in the patients of mood disorders and schizophrenia in the district.

AAP protest against demonetisation

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here today held demonstrations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s decision of demonetisation on the 100th day after its launch in the country.

Only 14 of 256 fancy vehicle numbers sold in last online auction

Only 14 of 256 fancy vehicle numbers sold in last online auction

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The response to the online auction of the fancy vehicle numbers started by the Punjab Transport Department has been falling since it got started about three years ago.

Travel agent, kin booked for fraud

Travel agent, kin booked for fraud

19 Feb 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Acting on the complaint lodged by Rupinder Kaur, a resident of Mubarkpur Shekhe, Jalandhar, the city police today booked Sonepat resident Suresh Mor, who had beenrunning a travel agency by the name of ImperialEducation near the local bus stand.

Annual sports meet kicks off at LPU

Annual sports meet kicks off at LPU

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Lovely Professional University inaugurated the two-day 9th annual sports meet at its sports stadium.

Pedallers on mission from Wagah to Mumbai for clean air

Pedallers on mission from Wagah to Mumbai for clean air

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

PHAGWARA: Civil engineer Jugal Kishore Sharma (68), marine engineer Rajesh Sharma (52) and a cycling professional Raj Mhatre (44) are on a mission from Wagah Border to Mumbai on their cycles to spread awareness among the masses regarding pollution-free environment.

ECI lauds students for creating ‘Intezaam’ app

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Students of CT Group of Institutions came up with an Android mobile application, which was used by the Jalandhar Police Commissionerate during the 2017 Assembly elections.

Mughal Era shawls weave magic at South Asia Expo

Mughal Era shawls weave magic at South Asia Expo

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Handwoven shawls were a major attraction on day two of the South Asia Expo-cum-Consumer Fair at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall today.

Students to get mid-day meals on exam days

Students to get mid-day meals on exam days

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The Education Department is set to rope in mid-day meal workers for duties during Class V and VIII examinations to be held from February 20 to 27.

Incense sticks unit goes up in smoke

Incense sticks unit goes up in smoke

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: A fire gutted an incense sticks factory in the Sodal area here today.

Company penalised Rs25,000 for delaying possession of flat

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Having failed to deliver the possession of a flat even seven years after the scheduled date, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked the managing director (MD) and manager of Nitishree Infrastructure Ltd to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 to the complainant.

2 killed in mishaps

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: A labourer was killed in a boiler explosion at a factory in Nahla village today.

Season’s first malaria case reported in district

Season’s first malaria case reported in district

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: A positive case of malaria – season’s first one - has been reported from Senipur village in the district.

13 students among 37 hurt in road mishap

13 students among 37 hurt in road mishap

18 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR:Forty persons, including 13 schoolchildren, sustained injuries after a school bus of State Public school, Nakodar, collided with a Tempo on the Malsian-Shahkot road today.

Fish traders fined for pollution

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: The Municipal Corporation’s Health Department today imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on fish traders for causing pollution in the Bist Doab canal passing through the city.

BRIEFLY

Lawyers’ strike

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

Phagwara: Members of the Bar Association, Phagwara, led by its president Lokesh Narang on Thursday observed an on-job strike in protest against the decision of setting up family courts at the district headquarters.

Annual feteCAMPUS NOTES

Annual fete

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV), Jalandhar, organised its annual fete ‘KMV Carnival to provide a welcome break from the academic routine.

Private hospitals hail capping of cardiac stent rates by govt

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as most cardiac specialists and private dealers are not in favour of the government’s decision to cap the rate of coronary stents, some private hospitals have hailed the move.

Daily wager in need of aid for daughter’s cancer treatment

Daily wager in need of aid for daughter’s cancer treatment

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Cancer affliction has not only threatened to cut short cruelly the life of a daily wage labourer''s daughter, it has also effectively robbed him of his livelihood, making the family dependent on charity, both for treatment and sustenance.

Pakistani products steal the showSOUTH ASIA TRADE FAIR

Pakistani products steal the show

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Pakistani handwoven traditional ‘prandaas’ fitted with mirrors, ghunghroos and colourful beads today stole the heart of many a women shoppers on the first day of the South Asia trade fair-cum-consumer expo that began here at the Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall.

Man held with 5 kg charas

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: The city police today arrested a man with 5 kg of charas from Lamma Pind Chowk. The police told the media that Madan Singh, a resident of Lamma Pind Chowk, accepted that he used to bring cheap charas from Muzzafar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh and used to sell it here at higher rates.

Mid-day meal workers seek allowances

Mid-day meal workers seek allowances

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: In protest against the non-allocation of any allowance to the polling staff in exchange for the food cooked by them, a deputation of the Mid-day Meal Workers Union Jalandhar, headed by Jaswinder Kaur Tahli, district secretary, Mid-day Meal Workers Union, met Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer, Jalandhar.

2 snatchers arrested; fake currency racket busted

2 snatchers arrested; fake currency racket busted

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar police today arrested two accused involved in several cases of mobile phone snatchings. The police recovered four mobile phones and a bullet motorcycle from their possession.

2 of family killed, 2 hurt in accident

2 of family killed, 2 hurt in accident

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Two members of a family, including a citizen of the United States of America, were killed, while two were injured after their car collided with an oil tanker on the Adampur-Hoshiarpur road close to the Khuradpur canal near Adampur early this morning.

Shortfall of Rs 91.68 cr recorded in districtEFFECT OF DEMONETISATION AND SUBSEQUENT SLUMP IN PROPERTY SALE, PURCHASE

Shortfall of Rs 91.68 cr recorded in district

17 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Demonetisation and subsequent complete slump in the property sale and purchase has had a major effect on the revenue collection in the district.

PHAGWARA BRIEFS

Theft at eatery

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

Valuable goods, including brass utensils, were stolen from renowned JK Dhaba in Model Town on Tuesday night. Shop owner Joginder Kumar said he went to his home after closing the dhabha around 11.30 pm, but found the locks broken and goods missing when in the morning.

Gurbaaz tops NTSE in state

Gurbaaz tops NTSE in state

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Gurbaaz Singh of MGN Public School, Adarsh Nagar, Jalandhar, has bagged the first position in Punjab in the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE).

Detailed inquiry can take time, says SGPC president

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

PHAGWARA: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee has summoned an executive meeting of the committee on February 17 at Fatehgarh Sahib, SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar said this evening.

National youth festCAMPUS NOTES

National youth fest

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

Students of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, won various prizes at the 32nd National Youth Festival held at Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

DC flags off van for career counselling to students

DC flags off van for career counselling to students

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: To spread awareness among school students for Classes X, XI and XII regarding higher education, Deputy Commissioner KK Yadav today flagged off a vehicle from the RUDSET institution here today.

Albendazole given to 3 lakh kidsNATIONAL DEWORMING DAY

Albendazole given to 3 lakh kids

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: The deworming medication was administered to 3,06,565 students in the district on National Deworming Day today.

Ludhiana resident dies in mishap

Ludhiana resident dies in mishap

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Tragedy struck a Ludhiana resident today as his car met with an accident in Jalandhar. He died on the spot. He was on his way to the Amritsar international airport to receive his mother and wife.

Fake travel agents’ gang busted; three arrested

Fake travel agents’ gang busted; three arrested

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: The city police today busted a gang of fake travel agents, who had duped over 71 persons in the past two years, and arrested three of its members.

3 months on, no atta, dal for beneficiaries

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: It has become a tough life for some people in the state who live hand-to-mouth and badly depend on benefits doled out by the government through its welfare schemes.

City to host South Asia trade expo from today

16 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

JALANDHAR: The city is all set to witness the state’s first South Asia Trade Fair and Consumer Expo from February 16 to 20 at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall here.

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Communities clash over kids’ scuffle

Communities clash over kids’ scuffle

22 Feb 2017 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of two communities clashed at the flats constructed under the Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BUSP) scheme in Giaspura this morning.

Priest found murdered at temple in Bhamia

22 Feb 2017 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: A priest was found murdered in the Sanatan temple at Bharat Colony, Bhamia, this morning.

No clue to bags found at Talwandi village

No clue to bags found at Talwandi village

22 Feb 2017 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: The address, “Tarun Talkies- Jammu Tawi”, written on one of the abandoned bags recovered by the police in Talwandi village two days ago, remains untraceable, say the police.

Speed up work under Smart City Project, says director from Centre

22 Feb 2017 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: One of the mission directors of the Smart City project from the Ministry of Urban Development, Saurabh Jain, was in the city today to review the progress of the project here.

Elderly man jumps into canal, dies

22 Feb 2017 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: An elderly man, aged between 60 and 65 years, reportedly jumped into the Sidhwan Canal near Badewal this morning.

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