Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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FLASH
  • Akhilesh admits talks are on for alliance with the Congress; announcement soon
  • Majithia would be in jail by April 15; note the date, says Kejriwal in Chandigarh
  • Punjab BJP leader Vijay Sampla likely to meet party chief Amit Shah today.
  • BJP has no presence in Punjab, it only plays second fiddle to Akali Dal: Navjot Kaur Sidhu
25 candidates file papers for Assembly poll

25 candidates file papers for Assembly poll

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 25 candidates filed their nominations for the 11 constituencies in the district here today.

Firemen struggle to bring flames under control

Firemen struggle to bring flames under control

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: More than 24 hours after a fire broke out in a garment godown located inside Sherawala Gate in the walled city area, the fire brigade was still fighting to control the flames.

‘People have never let me down in any elections’PUNJAB POLLS FAMILY MATTERS

‘People have never let me down in any elections’

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: At 8 am, OP Soni is ready to go to his office, on ground floor of his house, located in the posh Rani Ka Bagh area.

CKD to collaborate with Sikhs in Dubai

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society is going to work on international level for ‘Sikh Dharam Prachar’ and promotion of mother language Punjabi in association with its global collaborators.

Filling form 12: Polling staff oppose DC office instructions

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The government and non-government employees deputed on election duty as presiding officers, assistant presiding officers and polling staff are complaining that they are repeatedly receiving phone calls from the Deputy Commissioner’s office telling them to fill up “Form 12” compulsorily.

Violation of election code: Posters still on display in city

Violation of election code: Posters still on display in city

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite imposition of the code of conduct after the announcement of Assembly elections, political posters are still visible on roads in the city.

Sarbjot to fight against top guns

Sarbjot to fight against top guns

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The Aam Adami Party candidate from Amritsar (East) constituency, Sarbjot Singh (36), will be contesting against heavy weight Congress candidate Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Cong quells rebellion over party ticket

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the dissatisfied leaders of the Congress, including Karamjit Singh Rintu, who had previously contested from the Amritsar (North), Ashwani Kumar Pappu and Joginder Pal Dhingra, had given an ultimatum to the party leadership to change the candidate, they do not seem to be in a mood to rebel against the decision.

Left parties urge people to root out SAD-BJP govt

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The Communist Party of India (CPI) and its allied Left parties today gave a clarion call to defeat the SAD-BJP government in the state by voting for Left candidates in the fray for the Assembly polls.

Ticket allocation: AAP office-bearer resigns

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Rajesh Madaan, zonal in-charge of the trade and transport wing of AAP, today resigned from his post and party citing discrepancies in ticket distribution in Amritsar East constituency.

Pingalwara mourns Barnala’s death

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: A condolence meeting was held at Pingalwara to mourn the demise of former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala, one of the patrons of All India Pingalwara Charitable Society.

Automated calls from leaders irk residents

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Automated phone calls from various party leaders and local candidates have become a headache for the common man during the ongoing election process.

Four held for kidnapping

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The City police arrested four persons for allegedly thrashing and kidnapping a teenager from the Ram Tirath Road area.

High parking fee irks public

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Common man is burdened with the unfair charges at parking spaces, especially on the premises of government offices, during the ongoing phase of demonetisation.

Sidhu has made mockery of himself: Harsimrat

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Launching a scathing attack on cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who joined the Congress, Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal said, “It has all ended up with Sidhu making a mockery out of himself.

SAD market panel chief joins AAP

SAD market panel chief joins AAP

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: In a major setback to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the chairman of the market committee, Rayya, Mahinder Singh Chhajjalwaddi, joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) along with several other leaders in presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the residence of party’s Amritsar (South) constituency contestant, Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar, here today.

Kejriwal promises special package for border areas

Kejriwal promises special package for border areas

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

TARN TARAN/AMRITSAR: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal today promised a special package for border areas.

Massive fire at garment godown

Massive fire at garment godown

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: A massive fire broke out in a garment godown inside the Shera Wala Gate this morning. The godown belonged to owners of the Gullu Exclusive garment showroom in the Katra Jaimal Singh area in the walled city. The fire spread to several houses located on the rear side of the godown.

Nat’l Youth Day celebrations mark Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversaryFROM COLLEGES

Nat’l Youth Day celebrations mark Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

Amritsar: The Department of History of DAV College celebrated National Youth Day to commemorate the 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on its campus here today.

Cong nominee for Lok Sabha by-election arrives in city to a warm welcome

Cong nominee for Lok Sabha by-election arrives in city to a warm welcome

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The Congress nominee for the Amritsar Lok Sabha by-election, Gurjeet Singh Aujala, arrived in the city today.

‘I bank on zeal to work honestly for betterment of society’PUNJAB POLLS: FAMILY MATTERS

‘I bank on zeal to work honestly for betterment of society’

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Once associated with radical Sikh organisation, the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF), Prof Suba Singh Kamboj is contesting from the Amritsar (South) Assembly constituency on ticket of the Punjab Front, led by Dr Dharamvira Gandhi.

First rehearsal of poll staff

First rehearsal of poll staff

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Election Office (DEO) organised training for government employees assigned poll duties for the upcoming Assembly elections at the 11 constituencies in the district today.

NRIs actively campaigning for their supporters

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Non-Residents of India (NRIs) have been actively participating in polling.

Sidhu to visit city tomorrow

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: With former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Congress officially today after meeting AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi, preparations are on to give him a grand welcome in the city.

STASHING OF AYURVEDIC DRUGS

NCB to identify target consumers

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Huge hauls of ayurvedic medicines containing high content of opium have led to the credence that it has been rapidly becoming a substitute of opium for addicts.

Three killed in road accidents

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Two persons lost their lives while two others were injured when a car crashed into a concrete mixer on the Amritsar-Batala bypass road here this evening.

Former SAD district chief joins AAP

Former SAD district chief joins AAP

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: In a last minute effort to stop former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) district president Upkar Singh Sandhu, who had resigned from the party on the desecration issue, from joining Aam Aadmi Party today, former Akali MLA and now probable Congress candidate from the South constituency, Inderbir Singh Bolaria, paid a visit at the hotel, where a press conference to announce his formal induction was scheduled by the AAP.

Chhajjalwaddi’s move changes equation in Baba Bakala

Chhajjalwaddi’s move changes equation in Baba Bakala

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: The political scene in Baba Bakala constituency changed after rebel Congress leader Ranjit Singh Chhajjalwaddi today announced to contest Assembly polls as an independent candidate in protest against ticket to Santokh Singh Bhalaipur.

Ticket aspirants boycott Dutti’s candidatureTROUBLE BREWS IN CONGRESS

Ticket aspirants boycott Dutti’s candidature

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: With the Congress fielding Sunil Dutti from the Amritsar (North) constituency, the party has clearly tried to check opposition from within for its probable candidate from South Navjot Singh Sidhu, but at the same time has agitated the ticket aspirants from north.

Political rivalries revived, voters take note

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: Political rivalries seem to have revived in Amritsar Central and Amritsar West constituencies, as traditional parties field candidates who were pitted against one another in 2012.

Chhina promises grants from Centre for development

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: The BJP candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha byelection, Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, today promised voters that he would bring 100 per cent grants from the Centre for the overall development of the holy city.

23 companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed106 POLLING STATIONS SENSITIVE

23 companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to ensure free and fair elections and thwart any untoward incident during the coming Assembly poll and the Lok Sabha bypoll for the Amritsar seat slated for February 4, as many as 23 companies of paramilitary forces would be deployed in the holy city.

Health staff put on poll duty, claim exemption by EC

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: While on the one hand, the Health Department has instructed all employees that they cannot take leave from work till the Assembly elections are over, as they may be needed to provide medical services to a large number of security personnel and other staff on poll duty, many of them have been assigned duties as polling staff.

‘Contesting an election is not an individual affair’PUNJAB POLLS: FAMILY MATTERS

‘Contesting an election is not an individual affair’

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: District president of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Rajesh Kumar Honey (41), will be contesting against high-profile Congress candidate Navjot Singh Sidhu (name not declared officially, but Congress has reserved seat for the Sidhu couple) from the East constituency in the upcoming Assembly elections.

Institute to guide economic progress

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: Educationists and intelligentsia have demanded a state-level policy institute to guide future course of economic progress in Punjab.

Kejriwal’s children campaign in city

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: The election campaign of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Amritsar (South), Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjer, got a boost today as party’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal’s son and daughter — Pulkit and Harshita — went door-to-door explaining policies of the party to residents in the walled city.

17,253 weapons deposited at police stations

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: The ongoing election process in the district is almost peaceful.

With upcoming poll, illegal distilleries back in business

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: With announcement of the Assembly elections, the number of distilleries making country made liquor in certain pockets of the city and outskirts has gone up considerably.

RTI activist lodges complaint against Joshi

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: RTI activist Parbodh Chander Bali has lodged a complaint against Cabinet Minister Anil Joshi for allegedly violating the election code of conduct by way of interfering and putting up stiff hindrance in the lawful compliance of a directive of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Remand for Shingari

15 Jan 2017 | 1:31 AM

AMRITSAR: Mohit Shingari, a close aide of the Rana Kandowalia gang, has been sent to four-day police remand and further interrogation was underway to locate his accomplices.

Whatsapp number for code violations

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: City Police Commissioner G Nageshwara Rao has launched a Whatsapp number for lodging complaints about code violations.

NEW CAMPAIGNING TOOLS

Road shows, social media live streaming to engage voters

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Leaving no stone unturned to get across their message and reach out to voters, candidates from political parties are resorting to different ways of campaigning.

CBSE selects local student’s story for bookFROM SCHOOLS

CBSE selects local student’s story for book

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

Amritsar: A Class X student of DAV Public School, Lawrence Road, has made the city proud as a story penned by her was selected for publishing in a story book planned by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for children.

AAP candidate bereaved

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Mother of Jaswinder Singh Jahangir, the Aam Admai Party (AAP) candidate from the Attari constituency, died due to cardiac arrest at her house in Jahangir village, 10 km from Amritsar, in the morning today.

ELECTION IN SOUTH ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCY

SAD activists seek BC candidate

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A meeting of representatives of backward classes, who are associated with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), was held at the south constituency here today.

Construction material on roads irks commuters

Construction material on roads irks commuters

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Local residents and shopkeepers are openly flouting instructions despite ban by the administration on storage of construction material on roadsides.

Chhajjalwaddi resigns from post of PPCC general secretary

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: In protest of Congress ticket to Santokh Singh Bhalaipur from Baba Bakala constituency, veteran party leader Ranjit Singh Chhajjalwaddi resigned from the post of general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC).

Kids fly kites on BRTS tracks oblivious of dangerLOHRI CELEBRATIONS

Kids fly kites on BRTS tracks oblivious of danger

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: While putting their lives at risk, a large number of children can be seen flying and catching kites on tracks of the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) project and other roads of the city.

7 mobiles seized

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: In yet another seizure, the Central Jail authorities have confiscated seven mobile phones from inside the high-security Amritsar Central Jail here.

‘Rauh di kheer’ is the people’s favouriteKEEPING LOHRI TRADITION ALIVE

‘Rauh di kheer’ is the people’s favourite

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Continuing with the tradition, residents made a beeline at stalls selling sugarcane juice (rauh), used to cook ‘Rauh di Kheer’ even as it touched the highest price of Rs 30 per litre today.

Civic issues trouble residents of Kot Khalsa

Civic issues trouble residents of Kot Khalsa

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The claims of the Municipal Corporation (MC) to get the city rid of heaps of garbage fall flat if one visits the Kot Khalsa area and its inner residential colonies.

SEIZURE OF AURVEDIC DRUGS

Firm owner arrested in yesterday’s haul from Golden Avenue area

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested Gurwinder Singh, the owner of Rajpal Pansari firm in connection with the seizure of a huge haul of Ayurvedic drugs from the Golden Avenue area late last evening.

Fun & frolic mark Lohri celebrations

Fun & frolic mark Lohri celebrations

14 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Fun and frolics marked the celebration of the Lohri festival at several school and educational institutions, as the day was celebrated with the warmth of bonfire and Lohri savouries.

Young voters all for action, not mere words

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Come elections, and it is always an uphill task for political parties to woo the most important segment of voters, the one that holds the key to their fate – the youth. As the Assembly poll approaches, we decode what the young voters, many of whom are first-time voters, want from their representatives.

Cong leader objects to Joshi’s candidature

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: The Congress leader, Vaneet Mahajan, has objected to the candidature of Cabinet Minister Anil Joshi by claiming that the Election Commission of India had held him and his family guilty of forging votes and the entire matter was pending before the larger bench of the apex court.

Drugs worth Rs 2 crore in black seized

Drugs worth Rs 2 crore in black seized

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: In continuation of its drive against misuse of ayurveda medicines, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) confiscated yet another haul of drugs, including Kamini and Barshsha, from a residential complex turned into a godown in the Golden avenue area here in the late evening today.

BDPO tells police to register caseDISRUPTING SEWERAGE WORK AT CHABBA VILLAGE

BDPO tells police to register case

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite protest by some residents against the work on laying sewage pipes in Chabba village, the gram panchayat passed a resolution and lodged a complaint against those, who were repeatedly disrupting laying of sewerage by the authorities concerned.

Villagers allege inaction in bungling of government funds by two sarpanches

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: For the past few years, youth activists of Bhinder village at Rayya block in Baba Bakala constituency are running from pillar to post for bringing two sarpanches to the book.

Ajay Gupta gets AAP ticket for Asr Central

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: A rebel Congress activist, Dr Ajay Gupta, got ticket of the Aam Adami Party (AAP) for the Amritsar Central seat today. Earlier, the party had announced ticket for the Congress leader, Darbari Lal.

‘My humble background made me industrious’PUNJAB POLLS: FAMILY MATTERS

‘My humble background made me industrious’

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Teacher-turned-excise officer-turned politician Harbhajan Singh has dabbled in politics for the first time. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded him from his native Jandiala Assembly constituency.

Now, historic milestones  roadblock in BRTS project

Now, historic milestones roadblock in BRTS project

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: After laying of dedicated corridor for the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) project in middle of the GT road, two historic pillars, which were installed during the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh to serve as milestones, have now become its roadblock.

Ranjit Avenue: Improvement Trust removes trespasses

Ranjit Avenue: Improvement Trust removes trespasses

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Officials of the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) today pressed in their men and material to remove the encroachments outside two hotels in the Ranjit Avenue area.

District Magistrate issues ban orders

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: In view of the coming Assembly and the Lok Sabha poll for Amritsar slated for February 4, the district administration today banned carrying of firearms and sharp-edged weapons till March 12.

Majithia files nomination papers from Majitha

Majithia files nomination papers from Majitha

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: After a massive road show powerful Akali Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today filed his nomination papers from the Majitha Assembly seat today.

Lohri celebrated all around with kite flying, holy bonfire

Lohri celebrated all around with kite flying, holy bonfire

13 Jan 2017 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Rotary Club, Amritsar Central, under the chairmanship of Col Kanwaljeet Singh Aneja and Parveen Mehra (sectretary) celebrated the Lohri festival at Ibadat School, a well-known institute for special children in the city.

Man killed in mishap

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Gurnam Singh, son of Niranjan Singh, a resident of New Jawahar Nagar, lost his life when a speeding vehicle hit his scooter.

183 rolls of Chinese string seized

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have confiscated 183 rolls of synthetic string in three separate instances and arrested five persons in this connection.

Foetus of new born found

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: In a shocking incident, city police found dead foetus near Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here last midnight.

Orientation programme

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A “Four-week general orientation programme-100” concluded at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University today.

No final date for Sidhu to join Cong

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Although uncertainty still prevails over Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Congress, yet his wife Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu has been rigorously campaigning in Amritsar East, which is her home constituency.

GNDUTA delegation to meet VC on Jan 13

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers Association (GNDUTA) today received a letter from office of the Vice-Chancellor (VC) inviting its members for a meeting on January 13.

Two-day HIV testing camp at Central Jail

Two-day HIV testing camp at Central Jail

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The National AIDS Control Organisation with the help of the Central government has launched an HIV prevention, treatment and care programme for Punjab prisons in association with Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA), a missionary organisation.

A month after repair, cracks appear on Rego bridge

A month after repair, cracks appear on Rego bridge

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Nearly a month after repair, dangerous cracks have reappeared on the century-old Rego bridge. The upper surface of Bhagwan Mahavir Railway Overbridge (ROB), popularly known as Rego Bridge, has come off at several places.

Complaint against ASI for blocking entry in street

Complaint against ASI for blocking entry in street

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: As the trend for colonies with gates and barricades is increasing in the city, residents of the Green Field locality have filed a complaint with the Election Commission, stating that a police official in their area has blocked their passage by installing iron barricades on the street.

‘I was alone but people joined to form a cavalcade’PUNJAB POLLS: FAMILY MATTERS

‘I was alone but people joined to form a cavalcade’

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Aam Admai Party (AAP) candidate from the Attari constituency, Jaswinder Singh Jahangir, made sacrifices before joining politics to fulfil dreams of better education and health for all.

No nomination filed for Assembly poll on first day today

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: On the first day of filing nominations for the coming Assembly elections, none of the candidates submitted his/her papers today.

ELECTIONS 2017

POs to lose their voting rights

12 Jan 2017 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Tightening the noose around the proclaimed offenders (POs), the Special Task Force (STF) has asked all the city police commissioners and SSPs of various districts to provide details of the POs in their areas to the Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Officers of their respective areas.

Bar Assn members thrash youth during protest

Bar Assn members thrash youth during protest

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: A protest by lawyers of the district courts turned ugly as a few of them mercilessly thrashed a youth during a road block organised by the legal fraternity. The victim, identified as Manjinder Singh, a resident of Mohkampura, was accompanying his father, Gurmej Singh, a retired Subedar to Army hospital when the incident occurred.

20 booked for preventing government official from performing poll duty

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Over 20 persons were booked for preventing a government official from performing his poll duty. The designated officer tried to remove illegal political hoardings and posters, when the accused misbehaved with him in the Amritsar South constituency.

DST PROGRAMME

College gets Rs 80-lakh grant

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology (ACET) has received a grant of Rs 80 lakh under the Fund for Improvement of Science and Technology Infrastructure (FIST) programme of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi.

Students spread road safety awareness

Students spread road safety awareness

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police conducted an awareness rally during the traffic awareness week (January 9 to 16 ) here today. A large number of schoolchildren participated in the rally.

NCC camp: City girl wins second position in firing contest

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Bringing laurels to the institution, Cadet Ritu Poria of the BBK DAV College for Women completed All India NCC Thal Sena Camp held at New Delhi.

Posters, hoardings still on display in district

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The tall claims of removing political hoardings made by the Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar, had fallen flat as posters, paintings and hoardings are quite visible in the district even after six days of the implementation of the model code of conduct.

VC refuses to meet GNDUTA delegation

VC refuses to meet GNDUTA delegation

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers Association (GNDUTA) has alleged that GNDU VC Dr AS Brar refused to meet a delegation of its executive committee here today.

3 arrested with illicit liquor

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police has arrested three persons and recovered around 80 bottles of illicit liquor in separate instances during the past 24 hours.

Gang of snatchers busted, three held

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of two snatchers and a drug peddler here today.

Aadhaar card registration centre lying closed

Aadhaar card registration centre lying closed

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The only Aadhaar card registration centre at the Deputy Commissioner office complex is lying closed for the past four months after the employees of the Suvidha Centre launched a protest.

Lohri essentials – khajoor and kites, safe from demonetisation effects

Lohri essentials – khajoor and kites, safe from demonetisation effects

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Lohri, the year’s first festival, is upon us and it finds a special place in the quintessentially Punjabi celebrations. Dhol, bonfire, heaps of peanuts, khajoor and roof-top kite flying competitions in the holy city usually define how Amritsaris celebrate Lohri.

Lack of funds, attention ‘takes a toll’ on cultural spaces in city

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: “Art and cultural spaces, despite their significant existence, never really find mention with the political leaders or the administration concerned, especially in Amritsar,” says Kewal Dhaliwal, president, Virsa Vihar Society, and a noted theatre person.

Beautification work of rly stn to begin next month

Beautification work of rly stn to begin next month

11 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The ambitious modernisation work of the local railway station with an initial investment of Rs 15.75 crore will start from next month.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Assembly poll: 771 arrests made in 13 days

Assembly poll: 771 arrests made in 13 days

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA:Leaving no stone unturned in tightening the noose around anti-social elements, the Bathinda police have made 771 arrests in the past 13 days.

Bhullar community to boycott SAD in state

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Bhullar community has announced to boycott the SAD across the state over the issue of not resolving their chronic problem pertaining to a land dispute in which the SGPC has tried to grab their religious place which is located on the Mehraj road at Rampura.

Manpreet’s campaign gets a shot in the arm

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Congress candidate from Bathinda (Urban) Manpreet Singh Badal’s campaign today got a shot in the arm when Apna Punjab Party (APP) Bathinda city president Ashok Singla today joined the Congress in the presence of Manpreet’s father Gurdas Badal in a function held in the area near the Canal Colony police station.

Videos of SAD leaders facing protest go viral on social media

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

MANSA: Videos of SAD leaders facing protests and gherao staged by residents went viral on the social media recently.

Getting overwhelming response from people: AAP Bathinda (Rural) candidate

Getting overwhelming response from people: AAP Bathinda (Rural) candidate

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Rupinder Kaur Ruby today filed her nomination papers for the Assembly elections from the Bathinda (Rural) constituency.

Three theft cases registered in city, vehicles stolen

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The police have registered three cases of theft in the city.

APP’s Khattar confident of Assembly poll win

APP’s Khattar confident of Assembly poll win

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Apna Punjab Party (APP) candidate Jatinder Roy Khattar today filed his nomination papers for the Assembly election from the Bathinda (Urban) constituency with Returning Officer Sakshi Sawhney.

Singla in damage control mode, boosts morale of party workers

Singla in damage control mode, boosts morale of party workers

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: To boost the morale of party workers and placate local leaders, SAD-BJP candidate from Bathinda (Urban) candidate Sarup Chand Singla today held a meeting with workers here.

Students apprised of digital mode of payment at seminar

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The NSS wing of the University College of Basic Science and Humanities, Guru Kashi University (GKU), organised a seminar on the digital mode of payment on the occasion of National Youth Day.

Harminder refutes allegations made by Gora family, talks to opponents

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Refuting all allegations levelled against him by his distant relatives, Bhupinder Singh Gora and his family members, Harminder Singh Jassi today stated that there was no land dispute with the Gora family and also that his name was being maligned to gain mileage by the former.

BATTLE FOR PUNJAB

Dalit voters can tilt scales in Bathinda (Urban)

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Dalit voters can play a crucial role in the election for the Bathinda (Urban) seat as their population is around 25 per cent in the city.

Akal varsity to host 5-day camp

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Akal University will organise a DST INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) camp, sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, from January 17 to 21 on its campus.

4 hurt in wall collapse

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Four persons were injured after a wall collapse on them at Jangirana village today morning.

Road mishap victim succumbs to injuries

17 Jan 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: A person who was injured in a road mishap succumbed to injuries at the PGIMER, Chandigarh, yesterday.

SAD-BJP candidate lauds govt’s achievements

SAD-BJP candidate lauds govt’s achievements

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: With a few days to the Assembly poll, SAD-BJP candidate from Bathinda (Rural) Amit Rattan is trying hard to win people’s support by reminding them of the achievements of the ruling alliance in the past decade.

Jassi Jasraj fails to attend AAP event, supporters hold rally

Jassi Jasraj fails to attend AAP event, supporters hold rally

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: The much-awaited visit of the singer-turned-leader and state vice-president of the Aam Aadmi Party, Jassi Jasraj, to Ballianwali village in Maur today didn’t materialise.

Singla meets BJP leaders, lends ear to grouses

Singla meets BJP leaders, lends ear to grouses

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: To pacify the disgruntled BJP leaders and workers, SAD candidate and sitting MLA from the Bathinda (Urban) constituency, Sarup Chand Singla, today held a meeting to listen to their complaints and grievances.

AAP ticket aspirant joins Congress

AAP ticket aspirant joins Congress

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket aspirant from Bathinda (Urban) Anil Kumar Jain, along with his supporters, today joined the Congress in the presence of Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal at Bathinda Press Club.

Trouble for Jassi as local Congmen revoltBATTLE FOR PUNJAB

Trouble for Jassi as local Congmen revolt

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: Sukhraj Singh Natt, Bhupinder Singh Gora and Balkar Sidhu – all Congress ticket hopefuls from Maur constituency – today united against Harminder Singh Jassi, who has been given the ticket from the constituency.

Singla was politicking over waste plant: Panel

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the action committee of the Solid Waste Plant Hatao Morcha today alleged that SAD-BJP candidate from Bathinda (Urban) Sarup Chand Singla was politicking over the shifting of the plant from its existing position.

Students taught about assembling robots

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: Engineering departments — Electrical, Electronics, Communication and Mechanical — of the Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology organised a ten-day workshop on embedded system and robotics for BTech (V semester) students.

Roads remain submerged in dirty water for second day

Roads remain submerged in dirty water for second day

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: City roads remained submerged in dirty water due to a breach occurred in the sullage carrier near the solid waste treatment plant on the second consecutive day.

Drive launched to encourage people to vote

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda Vikas Manch has launched a drive to encourage the masses to cast their vote without any influence.

First rehearsal: Poll staff walk in late

First rehearsal: Poll staff walk in late

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

MAUR (BATHINDA): During the first election rehearsal held at Maur constituency today, government employees walked in late while some of them brought their children to the centre.

Liberation Day on Feb 4: Bhagwant Mann

Liberation Day on Feb 4: Bhagwant Mann

16 Jan 2017 | 12:37 AM

BATHINDA: In his total 10 minutes speech, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann, also the party’s candidate from Jalalabad Assembly seat from where Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal is contesting the elections, today claimed that February 4, the day on which Punjab will go to polls, will be observed as ‘Freedom Day’ and a state holiday for the next five years.

Next Deputy CM will be a Dalit: Bansal

Next Deputy CM will be a Dalit: Bansal

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from the Bathinda urban constituency Deepak Bansal today campaigned door to door at the Nai Basti area of the city.

Gureet Singla campaigns for SAD-BJP

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Gureet Singla, daughter in-law of SAD candidate Sarup Chand Singla, today undertook door-to-door campaigning in Ward Number 46.

Kamalu blames SAD-BJP for ‘ruining’ state

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

Bathinda: Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from Maur constituency, Jagdev Singh Kamalu, today addressed a public meeting.

Blow to SAD as senior leaders join CongressBATTLE FOR PUNJAB

Blow to SAD as senior leaders join Congress

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: In a major blow to the Shiromani Akali Dal, its leaders Chamkaur Mann, senior vice-president, Bathinda district, Bhupinder Singh Bhullar, former municipal council president and Pirthipal Singh Jalal, along with their supporters, today joined the Congress in the presence of Gurdas Badal and Manpreet Badal at the residence of Pirthipal Singh Jalal.

FROM COLLEGES

Talk organised

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: A talk was organised at the SSD Women’s Institute of Technology, Bathinda, on ‘Investment plans, tax saving schemes and digital literacy in the phase of demonetisation’.

2 Ludhiana residents booked for carrying weapon

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked two residents of Ludhiana for carrying their weapon.

5 booked for exchanging heated arguments with bus driverUSE OF PRESSURE HORN

5 booked for exchanging heated arguments with bus driver

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked five persons, including the owners of a tea shop and a tyre shop, for exchanging heated arguments with a bus drive over the use of a pressure horn.

Congress lodges complaint against XEN for ‘favouring’ SAD

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The Congress today lodged a complaint against an XEN of the Punjab Mandi Board with the Election Complaint Cell.

2 booked for impersonation

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked two persons, including a student of Class X, for impersonation.

Cold weather claims life of homeless man

Cold weather claims life of homeless man

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The cold weather claimed one more life in the city today.

Police begin probe after PO escapes

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The police have started investigation into the case of the ‘proclaimed offender’, who was the driver of the Budhlada Congress candidate and managed to escape yesterday in Mansa after the Ludhiana police conducted a raid and nabbed him.

Breach in sullage carrier reported

Breach in sullage carrier reported

15 Jan 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: A 20-foot breach was reported in the sullage carrier, which carries waste water of the city, near the solid waste management plant last night.

SAD, Congress supporters slug it out on social media

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: As day of polling date in the state is drawing near, candidates are trying everything to gain an upperhand over their rivals.

Except in 1962, no one has won election twice in city

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: Looking back at the past record of elections in the Bathinda (Urban) constituency, a fact that stands out is that except in 1962, no one has been elected twice as MLA from this seat.

SAD, Congress city presidents cross swordsBATTLE FOR PUNJAB

SAD, Congress city presidents cross swords

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: A heated argument ensued between SAD city president Sudhir Bansal and Congress city president Mohan Lal Jhumba at Hanuman Chowk during a debate.

One booked for fraud

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked a resident of Mulatania road for duping a person of Rs 5 lakh.

Workshop on cashless monetary transactions

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, organised an event titled ‘Synergy Youth Organisation Day’ under its digital drive.

NON-PAYMENT OF SALARY

Prof files police complaint against college MD

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: An assistant professor of the Management Department of Gurukul College has lodged a complaint with the police against the college management for not disbursing her salary.

Windowpanes, windscreens of four cars found smashed in past two days

Windowpanes, windscreens of four cars found smashed in past two days

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: It seems that a gang of young boys has again become active in the city, which breaks windowpanes and windscreens of parked vehicles just for fun.

MAUR CONSTITUENCY

RO receives four complaints of poll code violation in a day

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: A day after the Congress announced Harminder Singh Jassi as its candidate from the Maur constituency, political activities picked up pace in the constituency.

Congress workers to be booked for violating poll code

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: A day after the registration of a case against SAD workers and the president of Panthers Club of Rampura Phul for violating the model code of conduct, Congress workers were allegedly spotted violating the code.

FILLING JOB FORMS

Political parties told to desist for now

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: The SDM-cum-Returning Officer for the Bathinda (Urban) constituency today directed the political parties to desist from luring voters by filling forms for jobs and mobile phones for the time being.

SAD worker booked for false complaint against BDO

14 Jan 2017 | 12:26 AM

BATHINDA: Serving as a warning sign for party workers resorting to fake complaints, a SAD worker from Kangarh village of Rampura Phul has been booked, who made a ‘false’ complaint against Block Development Officer (BDO) of Bhagta.

City shivers at 0.8°C

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Tightening its grip on Bathinda and its adjoining areas, the prevailing cold wave further intensified as the minimum temperature dipped to be recorded at 0.8°C today. It is the coldest temperature recorded this season till now.

Police rescue 16-yr-old abducted girl

Police rescue 16-yr-old abducted girl

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-II of the Bathinda police today rescued a 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped and was then further sold in Rajasthan for Rs 3.5 lakh.

Two arrested with illicit liquor

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons were arrested by the police for liquor smuggling today.

3 booked for fraud

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked three persons, including two residents of Ghaziabad, for cheating a shopkeeper at Khalsa School Market of Bathinda.

‘Vivekananda’s teachings connect East-West’

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Central University of Punjab organised a special lecture on National Youth Day that was delivered by Prof Satish Kapoor from DAV University, Jalandhar.

Doc throws light on laparoscopic surgery

Doc throws light on laparoscopic surgery

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: North Indian states, mainly Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, are witnessing a rise in the number of Gall-bladder stone disease.

Darvjeet Thakur is president of jewellers’ association

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Darvjeet Thakur of Merry Jewellers has been elected as president of the Jewellers Association of Bathinda.

Sanitation workers protest termination of services

Sanitation workers protest termination of services

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Under the banner of the Theka Mulazim Sangharsh Morcha, members of the Water Supply and Sanitation Workers Union from Bathinda and Mansa today staged a protest against the orders of the government terminating the services of employees working for several years.

Scrap training camp, demand teachers

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Arguing that this was the most crucial month when the teachers were required to be in schools to help the students revise their curriculum ahead of the annual examinations scheduled to be held in February end and March, teachers of various subjects today demanded that the week-long training camp being held in the district be scrapped.

CODE OF CONDUCT

It’s not parties but residents who are complaining of violations

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: While leaders and representatives of political parties have gone overboard in complaining against one or the other candidate for violation of the model code of conduct, in Maur constituency, it’s different — residents have taken it upon themselves to report violations.

BSP leader comes on bicycle for nomination

BSP leader comes on bicycle for nomination

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Two candidates of the CPI (ML) while one of the Bahujan Samaj Party filled their nomination forms today.

Civic woes major poll issue among residents

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: With the state Assembly elections a few days away and the poll fever gripping the city, local civic problems have become a major election issue among residents in the Bathinda urban seat.

Manpreet files nomination papers on Day 2

Manpreet files nomination papers on Day 2

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal today filed his nomination papers from the Bathinda Urban constituency with Returning Officer, Bathinda, SDM, Sakshi Sawhney on the second day of the nominations.

Amid flip-flop, Singla aide Babu joins CongPUNJAB POLLS 2017

Amid flip-flop, Singla aide Babu joins Cong

13 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: A flip-flop drama witnessed today in the city when today morning SAD candidate Sarup Chand Singla alleged that Congress candidate Manpreet Badal’s relative has threatened his supporter and Arhitya Association Bathinda president Satish Babu and he was missing since this morning.

Ex-AAP leader to contest as Independent from Mansa

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA:Former Aam Adami Party (AAP) leader Satpal Singla today announced to contest the Assembly elections as an Independent candidate from Mansa.

Cold wave claims another life in city

Cold wave claims another life in city

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA: The cold wave prevailing in the region took another life today. As per information released by a city-based NGO, a homeless person was found unconscious below the water tank located at Subhash Market near Gol Diggi last night.

Democratic Swaraj Party candidate files nomination papers on Day 1

Democratic Swaraj Party candidate files nomination papers on Day 1

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA: Democratic Swaraj Party candidate Gian Chand Bansal filed his nomination papers for the Assembly elections from Bathinda (Urban) constituency today.

Teachers seek training camps before December in academic session

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA: Teachers of various schools, who are attending a week-long training camp, today submitted a memorandum to Amarjit Kaur Kotfatta, principal of In-Service Training Centre situated on Mall Road.

Flying squads, surveillance teams told to ensure fair Assembly elections

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA: District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Swapan Sharma today held a meeting with flying squads and static surveillance teams.

Notice issued to ex-sarpanch over alleged distribution of blue cards

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA: The Rampura Phul Returning Officer (RO) today issued a notice to a former sarpanch of Hakamsingh Wala village for allegedly distributing the blue cards among the voters.

Harsimrat galvanises party cadre to take on Manpreet

Harsimrat galvanises party cadre to take on Manpreet

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA: Union Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, has taken charge to defeat her ‘arch opponent’ Manpreet Singh Badal, who is contesting on a Congress ticket from the Bathinda (Urban) constituency for the Assembly elections.

XEN ARRESTED

Vigilance to find out source of Rs15 lakh

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA: KK Singla, XEN of the Punjab State Water Resource Management and Development Corporation, who was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau, will be interrogated to ascertain the source of Rs 15 lakh in cash in new currency.

As campaigning tool, leaders find social media potent

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA: Social networking sites such as Facebook and WhatsApp have become important tools of campaigning for elections.

Wooing trans-railway line voters a big challengeBATTLE FOR PUNJAB

Wooing trans-railway line voters a big challenge

12 Jan 2017 | 1:12 AM

BATHINDA: Facing problems pertaining to lack of basic amenities, voters in the area located across the railway lines are cautious of the candidates and their promises this time.

AAP candidate seeks vote for change

AAP candidate seeks vote for change

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: As the schedule for the Assembly elections has been announced in the state by the Election Commission of India, candidates are leaving no stone unturned to woo voters.

Old promises of little interest to 1st time votersBATTLE FOR PUNJAB

Old promises of little interest to 1st time voters

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: What does the first-time voter want? Better roads, improved education system, jobs and smart phones? Call it the effect of social media or credit the youth for knowing what exactly they want from their leaders and representatives.

Manpreet woos city traders, party overlooks election code of conduct

Manpreet woos city traders, party overlooks election code of conduct

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Congress candidate from Bathinda (Urban) Manpreet Badal, along with his family members, today campaigned door-to-door in the main markets of the city.

Two arrested for assault

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

Bathinda: The Mansa police have arrested two persons on the charge of assault.

Road Safety Week organised

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Following the instructions issued by the DPI Colleges and the State Transport Commissioner Punjab, Road Safety Week was organised by the Department of History of Government Rajindra College on the college premises.

Duties assigned for Assembly elections

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The District Election Commission today assigned duties to conduct Assembly elections in all six constituencies of Bathinda.

1 booked for filing false complaint against BDPO

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked a resident of Kangar village for lodging a false complaint against a Block Development Panchayat Officer (BDPO).

SKYLAND RESORT

Complaint lodged against BDA officials

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: City-based lawyer Mohal Lal has lodged a complaint against officials of the Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) for providing space to Skyland Resorts for widening its entrance.

Post AAP, Mehraj to take on Maluka, KangarRAMPURA PHUL

Post AAP, Mehraj to take on Maluka, Kangar

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Gurpreet Singh Mehraj has decided to contest the Assembly elections as an Independent candidate from the Rampura Phul constituency.

City students shine in CAT

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A number of students of the city have performed well in the Common Admission Test (CAT), the result of which was announced recently.

UNIPOLES ADVERTISEMENT TENDER

High Court stays work order, directs civic body to file reply on Jan 16

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday put a stay on the work order of the unipoles advertisement tender issued by the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda.

Notice to Ludhiana Mayor for poll code violation

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Urban Returning Officer-cum-SDM here has served a notice on Ludhiana Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria for using his official vehicle to travel to Bathinda to attend the bhog of the Bathinda Mayor’s mother two days ago.

XEN arrested for seeking bribe

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Vigilance Bureau sleuths today arrested KK Singla, XEN deputed with the Irrigation Department, for demanding Rs 50,000 in bribe to release a cheque for Rs 10 lakh, which was to be paid by the department for cementing a water channel for the benefit of farmers in Bathinda.

Leaders switch sides as poll fever catches on

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: With the election campaigning gaining momentum in the Bathinda (Urban) Constituency, several local leaders are changing loyalties.

Notice to four over not showing up for election duties

11 Jan 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Four officials of different government departments were served show cause notices today for not turning up for their elections duties.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Strike adds to patients’ pain at Panchkula Civil Hospital

Strike adds to patients’ pain at Panchkula Civil Hospital

17 Jan 2017 | 2:33 AM

PANCHKULA: A strike by contractual Class IV workers at the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, resulted in long queues at the OPD registration counters due to which patients had to suffer.

To check mishaps, act tough with traffic violators: Badnore

To check mishaps, act tough with traffic violators: Badnore

17 Jan 2017 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Close on the heels of a series carried by Chandigarh Tribune on killer roads claiming innocent lives, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today called for stricter punishment for traffic violations to curb road accidents.

SSP (Traffic) violates UT red beacon norm

SSP (Traffic) violates UT red beacon norm

17 Jan 2017 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the red beacon has been removed from the official vehicles of senior bureaucrats and UT police officers, including the new DIG, the SSP (Traffic) is yet to consider the recent notification of the Administration restricting the use of the red beacon on vehicles.

MC plans smart LED street lights with distress button

17 Jan 2017 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: If the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has its way, the city will soon have smart LED street lights with a distress button, which can be pressed by anyone in trouble to protect himself or herself from robbers, snatchers and eve-teasers.

Chhatbir’s  Rocky won't roar anymore

Chhatbir’s Rocky won't roar anymore

17 Jan 2017 | 2:33 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The oldest lion of Mahendra Chaudhry Zoological Park died yesterday.

Air India launches Pune, Mumbai flights

17 Jan 2017 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Air India today launched direct flights from Chandigarh to Pune and Mumbai.

2 women lose earrings to snatchers

17 Jan 2017 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two more women fell prey to snatchers in the city today.

Drunken driving claims life

17 Jan 2017 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Drunken driving claimed the life of a 40-year-old scooterist while two others, who were riding pillion without helmets, were injured after the scooter skidded and hit an electricity pole near the waterworks at Maloya this evening.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS

Top cop brainstorms security measures

17 Jan 2017 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:An interstate co-ordination meeting aimed at strengthening cooperation and coordination in order to address the various issues related to policing in Delhi was held today by Delhi Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar Verma, keeping in mind the forthcoming Republic Day function.

Sisodia slams schools on nursery admission norms

17 Jan 2017 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:Education Minister Manish Sisodia today criticised the city’s private schools running on DDA land for moving court against the new guidelines on nursery admissions stating the city government had brought the new rules in line with a Supreme Court ruling of 2004.

Sidhu betrayed people by joining Cong: Phoolka

Sidhu betrayed people by joining Cong: Phoolka

17 Jan 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader HS Phoolka today accused Navjot Singh Sidhu of betraying the people of Punjab by joining the Congress which he used to criticise earlier for corruption and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPALS

Pvt schools not to follow CBSE guidelines: DoE

17 Jan 2017 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:Opposing the recent Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) circular, the Aam Aadmi Party government has asked private schools in the national Capital not to follow the recent CBSE notification on appointment of principals as the new clauses are “contrary” to the provisions of Delhi School Education Rules.

Vigilance unit: Only six cases filed against cops last year

17 Jan 2017 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:In the vigilance unit of Delhi Police, only six cases were registered against the six police personnel in 2016, whereas dozens of complaints were received.

Child molester tells cops, ‘ It was fun'

17 Jan 2017 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:The 38-year-old man who was arrested here yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting hundreds of minor girls told police he used to "derive fun" out of the act and had his "first prey" in 2001.

Assembly Winter Session begins today

17 Jan 2017 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:The two-day Winter Session of Delhi Assembly beginning tomorrow is likely to see attacks and counters attacks between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party and the Opposition MLAs over the strike by East Delhi civic body, functioning of the BJP-ruled MCD and the government not inviting new Lt Governor Anil Baijal to address the House, among others.

Water supply to normalise by morning today

17 Jan 2017 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after very high ammonia levels were reported in water supplied to various parts of the national Capital, Delhi Jal Board said the situation would normalise by tomorrow morning.

Water supply hit as ammonia levels rise

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Water supply was hit in several areas of central, north Delhi, and under NDMC and Delhi Cantonment today due to “dangerously high” levels of ammonia in raw water supplied after operations of Chandrawal and Wazirabad treatment plants were suspended.

AAP govt likely to notify new municipal ward boundaries

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP government is likely to notify the new municipal ward boundaries later this week after the Lt Governor cleared the final delimitation draft of 272 civic wards in the national Capital.

Professional kite flyers show spellbinding skills

Professional kite flyers show spellbinding skills

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The three-day International Kite Festival organised by Delhi Tourism is witnessing a good participation from professional kite fliers both from India and abroad.

Excise campaign: 1,250 people arrested for drinking liquor in public places

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Cracking down on people drinking liquor in public places, the Excise Department of Delhi government has arrested 1,250 violators in over last three months as part of its ongoing campaign.

Swaraj India campaign seeks accountability

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Swaraj India today launched a campaign seeking accountability and answers from governments at Centre, state and municipal level.

Swaraj India campaign seeks accountability

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Swaraj India today launched a campaign seeking accountability and answers from governments at Centre, state and municipal level.

Police stations to keep toys, children’s books

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Colourful rooms with toys and children's books could soon be seen in police stations in the national Capital as part of efforts to have an exclusive child -friendly corner to put at ease young victims, survivors and crime suspects.

Shazia Ilmi gets berth in BJP executive

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The new team of Delhi unit of BJP's executive committee has names, including former Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi and Kamaljeet Sehrawat, Delhi BJP Mahila Morcha head.

Proclaimed offender nabbed

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Crime Branch has arrested a notorious criminal of Ganja gang, Rahul Rathi, 29.

Man held for girl child abuse

16 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

NEW DELHI:With the arrest of a paedophile, Sunil Rastogi, 38, the police of New Ashok Nagar has solved three sensational cases of rape under POSCO Act.

2 vehicle thieves held

15 Jan 2017 | 1:03 AM

New Delhi: The police arrested Rohit (22) and Baljeet Singh (19), both from Jaitpur, New Delhi, and solved six cases of motor vehicle theft, two cases of night burglary and seven cases of theft reported in South East district. Six stolen motorcycles have been recovered from their possession.

Note ban: Cong to gherao RBI office on Jan 18

15 Jan 2017 | 1:03 AM

New Delhi: The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, under the leadership of its president Ajay Maken, will gherao the Reserve Bank of India office at Parliament Street on January 18 at noon as the RBI had failed to do its constitutional duty at the time of demonetisation.

CBI starts probing sting ops against Delhi Police

15 Jan 2017 | 1:03 AM

New Delhi: Following directions from the Delhi High Court, the CBI has initiated a probe against officials of the Delhi Police and erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi who were caught on camera allegedly taking bribe from an activist, Chetan Sharma.

Charred body mystery cracked, man killed over loan repayment

15 Jan 2017 | 1:03 AM

New Delhi: The police claim to have cracked the mystery surrounding the finding of a charred body in Dakshin Puri area of the Capital.

Prank video to earn quick buck lands 2 youth in jail

15 Jan 2017 | 1:03 AM

New Delhi: Making prank videos and uploading them on social media, especially YouTube, to earn quick money and fame has caught youngsters’ fancy. The short cut to earn quick bucks, however, can go horribly wrong, as happened in the case of two BCA students from Gurgaon.

Books on Bollywood celebs selling like hot cakes at Book Fair

Books on Bollywood celebs selling like hot cakes at Book Fair

15 Jan 2017 | 1:03 AM

New Delhi: Karan Johar’s ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, Twinkle Khanna’s ‘Mrs Funny Bones’, Shatrughan Sinha’s biography and other books on and by Bollywood celebrities are selling like hot cakes at the ongoing New Delhi World Book Fair.

City shivers at 3.2°C; fog delays trains

15 Jan 2017 | 1:03 AM

New Delhi: Cold conditions further intensified in the national capital today with the mercury plummeting to 3.2 degrees Celsius, lowest of the season.

1984 riots memorial to be inaugurated today

1984 riots memorial to be inaugurated today

15 Jan 2017 | 1:03 AM

New Delhi: A memorial on 1984 riots named “The Wall of Truth” will be inaugurated tomorrow on the premises of Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Swaraj India to cover 10 lakh houses in MC poll campaign

Swaraj India to cover 10 lakh houses in MC poll campaign

15 Jan 2017 | 1:03 AM

New Delhi: The Swaraj India has launched “Jawaab Do, Hisaab Do” campaign against corruption and black money. It will culminate in a massive rally on February 12 in Ramlila Ground. The campaign will be Swaraj India’s election bugle for municipal elections to be held in March or April.

Youth behind ‘kissing prank’ video arrested

14 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Police have arrested the youth, who had posted a prank video in which he was seen randomly kissing girls and running away, and his associate on charges of molestation and distributing obscene material following outrage over the clip.

‘INTEGRAL HUMANISM’

Town Hall in its new avatar to be a memorial to Pt Deen Dayal

14 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma today asked the department concerned to prepare a plan for developing Town Hall as a memorial to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

BJP councillors demand DFC-recommended funds

BJP councillors demand DFC-recommended funds

14 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:BJP councillors led by one of their seniormost councillors, Subhash Arya, demonstrated near the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, demanding release of municipal funds recommended by the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission.

DCW summons Social Welfare Secretary

14 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women today issued fresh summons to the Secretary, Social Welfare in the suo motu case of Beggar Home taken up by the Commission in connection with alleged “gross violations” of human rights of the woman inmates, including foreigners who also alleged racial discrimination.

If ‘confident’, rejoin: DDA to disabled official

14 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Facing flak over "relieving" an official as Director of Public Relations within a day of joining allegedly on the ground of his "disability", DDA today offered him to rejoin within 15 days if he is "confident to discharge the duties of the post".

Jain meets LG Baijal after he returns file on bus fare

14 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:The government's file proposing to cut down Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus fares by 75 per cent has been returned by the new Lt Governor Anil Baijal, forcing the Transport Minister Sayendar Jain to meet him.

‘Smart City’ top agenda in NDMC’s Rs 3,600-cr Budget

‘Smart City’ top agenda in NDMC’s Rs 3,600-cr Budget

14 Jan 2017 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) today presented its Budget for 2017-18 with ''Smart City'' project yet again topping the agenda along with installation of LED streetlights, e-governance, automated parking facility and free Wi-Fi.

Govt to boost Purvanchal heritage

13 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government is celebrating the Purvanchal culture and heritage through a series of programmes starting from today in the national Capital.

DSGMC poll list may be finalised by monthend

13 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

New Delhi: The Directorate of Gurdwara Elections has deployed its staff to prepare the electoral list for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections. The list is likely to be completed by the end of this month.

Disruption in Metro Blue Line again

13 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

New Delhi: Today again trains on Delhi Metro''s Blue Line came to an abrupt halt after losing contact with the Operational Control Centre (OCC), the nerve centre of the vast network, due to power failure, triggering long delays and public outrage.

Schools to extend winter break till Jan 19

13 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

New Delhi: As mercury registered the season’s low at 2 degree Celsius, the government has directed its schools to extend their winter break till January 19.

Self-styled commander of terror organisation caught

Self-styled commander of terror organisation caught

13 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

New Delhi: A team of Special Cell has apprehended a self-styled commander-in-chief of the terrorist organisation, KCP (KangleiPak Communist Party), Khoirom Ranjit, 35, resident of Thobal, Imphal East, Manipur. His two accomplices Inugbam Sanatombi Devi, 26, resident of Yourbung Imphal and Pukhrihongbamibomcha, were also caught.

LG TELLS DDA

Ensure quick disposal of public grievances

13 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

New Delhi: Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to go digital in all its services and ensure timely and quick disposal of public grievances through online platform.

REPUBLIC DAY SECURITY CONCERN

Capital to be on high alert

13 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

New Delhi: Delhi will remain on high alert till Republic Day as the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has asked the Delhi Police to be prepared in order to foil any terror strikes.

AAP guns for Jung

13 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party today lashed out at former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung in the wake of the allegations and remarks made by him during a TV interview that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may face “criminal charges”, including cheating, nepotism and gross favouritism” on the basis of the findings of the Shunglu Commission, set up by Jung to examine over 400 files on decisions taken by the AAP government.

Police asked to enforce ban on chewing tobacco

12 Jan 2017 | 12:42 AM

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government has asked Delhi Police to enforce ban on sale, manufacturing and storage of all forms of chewing tobacco imposed by it in the national Capital in April last year.

Three robbers in police net

12 Jan 2017 | 12:42 AM

New Delhi: With the arrest of three accused Sonu Kumar, Fariad Ali and Raju Sahni, the Mayapuri police have worked out several cases of robbery.

Tiwari dares CM to debate on civic funds

12 Jan 2017 | 12:42 AM

New Delhi: BJP president Manoj Tiwari has today challenged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for a public debate on the issue of municipal funds and neglect of development in the city during the last two years.

City turns a happy hunting ground for vehicle thieves

12 Jan 2017 | 12:42 AM

New Delhi: In spite of high-tech policing in the city, security arrangements have failed to rein in professional car lifters. Let it be any posh colony of South Delhi or New Delhi area, the thieves within a flick of eye, get away with hi-end cars like Mercedes, Audi and BMW. Situation is such that every month, as many as 3,190 vehicles are stolen, according to Delhi Police.

Govt to ask Centre to reconsider hike in driving licence fee

12 Jan 2017 | 12:42 AM

New Delhi: Transport Minister Satyendar Jain today said the Aam Aamdi Party government will write to the Centre on the five-fold increase in the driving licence fee, requesting the BJP government to reconsider the move.

IIIT raises Rs 15 crore for research on computer science

12 Jan 2017 | 12:42 AM

New Delhi: As part of Delhi Government’s pilot scheme on “matching fund promoting" research, Indraprastha Institute of information Technology (IIIT) has raised Rs 15 crore for research on computer science, information technology and several new-age interdisciplinary courses.

Metro Blue Line: Signalling issues disrupt services

12 Jan 2017 | 12:42 AM

New Delhi: Delhi Metro rail services on line three (Blue Line) were affected twice today (morning and evening) due to a technical snag that caused trouble to thousands of commuters on Dwarka to Noida and Vaishali tracks. The train movement was so slow that it covered a distance of 25 minutes in one hour.

REPUBLIC DAY SECURITY

Police review arrangements

11 Jan 2017 | 12:55 AM

NEW DELHI:In view of forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, Sanjay Singh, Joint Commissioner and Northern Range reviewed security arrangements of the industrial areas falling in the jurisdiction of Rohini and North-West Districts.

Sure of LG’s nod on minimum wages hike: CM

11 Jan 2017 | 12:55 AM

NEW DELHI:Speaking at the inauguration of new community toilets with as many as 148 toilets in Kalkaji itself, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the minimum wages will be raised to Rs 15,000 by the end of this month.

CPI protests, demands answers from govt on demonetisation

CPI protests, demands answers from govt on demonetisation

11 Jan 2017 | 12:55 AM

NEW DELHI:The Communist Party of India (CPI) Delhi State today staged a protest against Modi-led Centre’s demonetisation drive demanding an account of how far the move has helped the government in checking fake currency business, corruption and terrorism in the country.

Lid off FICN gang; two held

11 Jan 2017 | 12:55 AM

NEW DELHI:The police personnel of South-West District has busted a syndicate involved in printing and circulating fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with the arrest of two accused Ashish (23) of Uttam Nagar, and his accomplice Krishan Bhardwaj (25) of Najafgarh.

Nursery admissions for EWS seats begin

11 Jan 2017 | 12:55 AM

NEW DELHI:Admissions under the 25 per cent seats reserved in nursery classes of Delhi’s private unaided non-minority schools for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Groups (DG) categories began today.

N Delhi civic employees too go on strike

11 Jan 2017 | 12:55 AM

NEW DELHI:A section of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) employees went on strike on Tuesday over non-payment of salaries, an employees' union official said.

DSGMC ELECTIONS

Voters' photos missing in list

11 Jan 2017 | 12:55 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjit Singh (GK) said that voters' list prepared by the Directorate of Gurdwara Elections, Delhi Government, has various anomalies as 38 per cent voters' list is without the photographs of electorate.

Kejriwal, LG inaugurate ten  skill  centres at night shelters

Kejriwal, LG inaugurate ten skill centres at night shelters

11 Jan 2017 | 12:55 AM

NEW DELHI:Making their first appearance together Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today inaugurated ten skill development centres dedicated to the homeless in the city.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Rousing reception for Kalia, Bhagat on getting ticket

Rousing reception for Kalia, Bhagat on getting ticket

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Ending the month-long speculation over the candidature of former Cabinet minister and MLA Manoranjan Kalia from Jalandhar (Central) and Punjab cabinet minister Bhagat Chunni Lal’s son Mohinder Bhagat from Jalandhar (West), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today approved their names to contest the 2017 assembly elections.

Henry shows his might by getting ticket for son

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: With his vote getting cancelled just ahead of the Assembly elections and his son denied the Congress ticket, heavyweight Congress leader Avtar Henry had, perhaps, taken the situation head-on and in a bid to show his might, managed to turn the tide in his favour.

Tough challenge for Bhandari

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Posing a touch challenge to Jalandhar (North) candidate KD Bhandari, three of the area councillors of the BJP may contest against him in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

‘My rival has been a non-performer, with no development work to his credit’PUNJAB POLLS 2017

‘My rival has been a non-performer, with no development work to his credit’

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Having changed its candidate every time from the Kapurthala general seat, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has, this time, placed its bet on Paramjit Singh Pamma, a postgraduate Valmiki and four-time councillor.

BSP candidate files his nomination

BSP candidate files his nomination

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: The BSP candidate from Kartarpur, Balwinder Kumar (38), filed his nomination paper today to the Returning Officer Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa.

Police claim solving blind murder

Police claim solving blind murder

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Rural Police today claimed to have solved a blind murder case in which a Nangal Shama village-based 58-year-old vegetable farmer’s body was found in his farm farm was found on the morning of December 21.

Three-cornered contest in Phagwara

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

PHAGWARA: Political tussle between sitting BJP MLA Som Parkash and the president of the state unit of the party Vijay Sampla and their supporters could increase in the next few days as with the announcement of the candidature of Som Parkash, a triangular contest in Phagwara Assembly seat would be witnessed during the next 17 days.

Postmen to deliver message on importance of voting

Postmen to deliver message on importance of voting

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Making a unique effort to motivate the voters to cast their votes on February 4 for the Punjab Assembly elections, the district election authorities have engaged postmen for the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) campaign to send appeal letters to every household in the district to inspire the voters to use their franchise.

Jolt for Tinu as Karwals support Kaypee

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Making a major dent in the citadel of Akali MLA Pawan Tinu, former Akali district president and sitting councillor Darshan Singh Karwal, his two councillor brothers and other Akali leaders have committed their support to ex-minister and Congress nominee Mohinder Singh Kaypee in Adampur constituency.

Lohri celebrated at Pyramid College

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

PHAGWARA: Lohri was celebrated at Pyramid College of Business and Technology.

AAP candidate’s assets register an increase

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

PHAGWARA: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from the Phagwara Assembly constituency (reserve), Jarnail Nangal, in his affidavit filed in 2012 Assembly elections, had contested as a BSP candidate.

GNA University signs MoU with NSE Academy

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

PHAGWARA: A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between GNA University and NSE Academy Limited.

Rain brings cheer to farmers

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: A spell of rain in the region has brought cheer among wheat and potato farmers as it is considered to be playing a crucial role in getting better yield, yet agriculture experts believe that farmers need to be more cautious as cloudy weather could trigger some diseases.

Brar vs Wadala will be repeat of 31-yr-old poll

17 Jan 2017 | 3:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Coming as a full circle after 31 years, it will be out of sheer circumstantial reasons that the son-in-law of former Congress minister Umrao Singh, Jagbir Brar, will be contesting against former MLA Kuldeep Singh Wadala’s son and sitting Akali MLA Gurpartap Singh Wadala.

TMC likely to declare 3 more seats from Jal

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: With the Trinamool Congress having announced three of its lists for the Punjab Assembly polls in the past two days, the fourth list of the party is expected to be out tomorrow.

75 families leave BJP to join Cong

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

PHAGWARA: In a major jolt to the BJP in Phagwara, nearly 75 families committed to the party led by senior vice president of Panchtaa Block today left the party and announced to extend full support to Congress candidate Joginder Singh Mann.

Uphill journey likely for Baldev Khaira in four-cornered contestPUNJAB POLLS 2017

Uphill journey likely for Baldev Khaira in four-cornered contest

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Locked in a four-cornered contest from the reserved Phillaur seat, it will not be a smooth sailing for Akali candidate Baldev Khaira.

Rebels may queer parties’ poll pitch

Rebels may queer parties’ poll pitch

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: It’s celebration time at the house of former Hockey player and veteran politician Pargat Singh as reports of the declaration of his Congress candidature from Jalandhar Cantt created a buzz this evening.

Many old Doaba leaders out of raceASSEMBLY POLL

Many old Doaba leaders out of race

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: In a turn of events in the run-up to the Assembly polls, it is now emerging that some old political horses of Doaba who have been contesting polls from their respective parties for over two decades will be out of race this time owing to one glitch or the other.

Our agenda has been lost, it’s breach of trust, says Damanvir Phillaur

Our agenda has been lost, it’s breach of trust, says Damanvir Phillaur

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Although ex-Akali minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur who joined the Congress two months back, hasn’t shown any resentment over not being allotted the ticket, his son Damanvir Phillaur looked vexed.

Vikramjit Chaudhary: I have won one battle, ready to fight another

Vikramjit Chaudhary: I have won one battle, ready to fight another

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Having received an authority letter by the party high command to contest from the Phillaur Assembly seat, PPCC general secretary and former Vikramjit Chaudhary was greeted by party workers at his residence this morning.

Surinder Mahey holds show of strength

Surinder Mahey holds show of strength

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Ex-Mayor Surinder Mahey today held a show of strength at Bootan Mandi this afternoon, expressing his resentment at the announcement of the Congress ticket for sitting MC councillor Sushil Rinku from Jalandhar West.

As staff go to first rehearsals, excuses pour in

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR:Staff posing as veterinary doctors, with medical problems like heart diseases to self or a relative, an impending or duty-day wedding and couple exemptions include the primary excuses which are being cited by staff to seek exemptions from poll duties in the district.

Amarjit Singh Samra seeks expulsion of Gurbinder Atwal

16 Jan 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Demanding the expulsion of Gurbinder Singh Atwal for “engaging in anti-party activities”, former minister Amarjit Singh Samra today held a press conference here today.

BRIEFS

Displeasure over ticket

15 Jan 2017 | 1:29 AM

Phagwara: Punjab Mahila Congress Vice-President Balbir Rani Sodhi expressed her resentment on ticket allotment to Joginder Singh Maan and described the decision as an “insult to women workers in the Congress”.

Conflict in Congress over tickets

Conflict in Congress over tickets

15 Jan 2017 | 1:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Following resentment expressed by Avtar Henry and Congress workers of the Jalandhar (North) constituency over the change in party’s stance in ticket allotment to Raj Kumar Gupta from Tajinder Bittu, a team of Congress observers led by Kiran Walia held a meeting with senior party leader Avtar Henry.

BSP, SGPC leaders join AAP

15 Jan 2017 | 1:29 AM

JALANDHAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today got a fillip as leaders of various political parties and organisations joined the AAP in the presence of the national spokesperson and in charge, Punjab Affairs, Sanjay Singh.

Lohri celebrationFROM SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

Lohri celebration

15 Jan 2017 | 1:29 AM

State Public School, Jalandhar Cantt, celebrated “Dhiyan di Lohri” with exuberance and fanfare. Students wore traditional attires and were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri.

Admn receives 120 complaints,105 solved

15 Jan 2017 | 1:29 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Administration that has been working under the Election Commission has received 120 election-related complaints so far from the nine Assembly constituencies in the Jalandhar (North) constituency.

50 bags of Chinese string seized

15 Jan 2017 | 1:29 AM

JALANDHAR: The city police today arrested a person from the Gur Mandi area and confiscated around 50 bags of Chinese string (dragon dore) from his godown.

Voice from the grassroots on maiden electoral outingPUNJAB POLLS 2017

Voice from the grassroots on maiden electoral outing

15 Jan 2017 | 1:29 AM

JALANDHAR: When it comes to taking up a cause, he has been known for his relentlessness.

TMC fields Tarandeep Sunny from Jal Central

14 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: Within a week of his joining the party, the Trinamool Congress today declared AAP founder member Tardeep Sunny as its candidate from the Jalandhar Central constituency.

I may contest as an independent, says Ex-Mayor Mahey

14 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as there is turmoil in the Congress since the release of the last two lists, ex-Mayor Surinder Mahey, who was a claimant from the Jalandhar West seat, today said he might contest independently.

Atwal seeks Cong ticket from Nakodar

14 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

PHILLAUR: Three weeks since the Congress announced the candidature of former MLA Gurbinder Singh Atwal from the Bholath Assembly constituency, he today expressed his unwillingness to contest from the seat alleging non-cooperative attitude of party members in the constituency.

Sukhpal Khaira files nomination from Bholath

Sukhpal Khaira files nomination from Bholath

14 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: AAP leader and Bholath candidate Sukhpal Khaira today filed his affidavit on Lohri day – which also happens to be his birthday - from Bholath, after a huge show of strength in his constituency.

Tajinder Bittu replaced with 80-yr-old ex-MLA

Tajinder Bittu replaced with 80-yr-old ex-MLA

14 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

Jalandhar: Facing a dual revolt, the Congress today changed the candidature from the Jalandhar (North) seat, replacing former Jalandhar Improvement Trust chairman Tajinder Bittu with former MLA Raj Kumar Gupta.

National athletics eventsFROM SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

National athletics events

14 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

Gurindervir Singh of Cambridge International School, Chotti Baradari-II, Jalandhar, brought laurels to the institute by being declared as the fastest runner of the country by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI).

Satpal Mal banks on his works for Dalit communityPUNJAB POLLS 2017: KNOW YOUR CANDIDATE

Satpal Mal banks on his works for Dalit community

14 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: Having worked for over two decades with the Sri Guru Ravidass Educational and Charitable Trust and served for long at Dera Sachkhand Ballan, Satpal Mal is going quite confident with his maiden elections from the Kartarpur constituency.

Steep rise in accidents on city roads

Steep rise in accidents on city roads

14 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

Jalandhar: While the Jalandhar traffic police is busy holding awareness seminars during the ongoing traffic awareness week, accidents have been increasing at a fast pace in the city.

Fake scribe held with illicit liquor

14 Jan 2017 | 1:34 AM

JALANDHAR: The Basti-Bawa Khel police today arrested a man selling illicit liquor.

Four injured in three accidents

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Four persons, including a child and an elderly person, were injured in three accidents that took place in the city and its surroundings.

BRIFFLY

Man held with liquor

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

PHAGWARA: The Goraya police have arrested a person, identified as Gurdip Singh of Lehal Dhogrra village, Dasuya, and recovered two stolen motor cycles, one Activa scootor and 12,500 ml of liquor from his possession.

Teachers to hold black badge protest

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: The SSA/RMSA Office Employees Union will be holding a campaign against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Lohri day regarding non-receipt of salaries by the union members for the past four months as well as non-regularisation of employees despite government promises in this regard.

I never felt like losing: CPI (ML) candidate

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: CPI (ML) New Democracy candidate from Kartarpur, Kashmir Singh Ghugshor (37), was high on spirits while submitting his nomination papers today in the office of Returning Officer Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa

Members of Bhagat Singh Naujawan Sabha join AAP

Members of Bhagat Singh Naujawan Sabha join AAP

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujawan Sabha today joined the Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of party coordinator Sukhdeep Singh Apra and Jalandhar North candidate Gulshan Sharma.

Two dead, 11 injured in head-on collision of buses

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Two persons were killed and 11 injured in a head-on collision between two buses at Khattar Kalan in Nawanshahr district last night.

Lohri celebrated across educational institutions in city

Lohri celebrated across educational institutions in city

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Lohri functions were held across various educational institution in the city.

Cong bet on Mann in Phagwara

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

PHAGWARA: The Congress today declared Joginder Singh Mann as its candidate from the Phagwara Assembly constituency.

It’s Kaypee-Tinu face-off in Adampur after 15 years

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: It will be a repeat of 2002 as former minister Mahinder Singh Kaypee, whose candidature from the Congress was announced today, will contest against sitting MLA Pawan Tinu from the Adampur Assembly segment.

No ‘son’rise yet for Chaudhary family

No ‘son’rise yet for Chaudhary family

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite desperate efforts to get the ticket, it seems lady luck has not favoured former Punjab Youth Congress leader and PPCC general secretary Vikramjit Chaudhary.

BSP’s Balwinder Kumar to work on making education, healthcare accessible to allPUNJAB POLLS 2017

BSP’s Balwinder Kumar to work on making education, healthcare accessible to all

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

Bittu had contested from the Jalandhar (Central) constituency in 2007 but had trailed from BJP’s Manoranjan Kalia by over 19,000 votes.

Tough ride for Congress candidate Tajinder Bittu

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: It will not be an easy ride for Congress candidate Tajinder Bittu, who has got ticket from Jalandhar (North), as he is sure to face dissidence not just from former Congress minister Avtar Henry but also former MLA Raj Kumar Gupta.

FRESH INSTRUCTIONS TO SCHOOLS BY EDUCATION DEPT OFFICIAL

No to functions on school premises

13 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: While schools have been at the receiving end of various instructions ever since the election code of conduct came into effected, in fresh instructions issued to schools today, they have been asked not to hold any function on their premises during the model of conduct.

BRIEFLY

Migrant worker shot at

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

A migrant worker shot at by an unidentified person in a factory at the Focal Point area on Wednesday.

Workshop held on National Pulse Polio Day

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The Health and Family Welfare Department, Jalandhar, conducted a workshop on the occasion of National Pulse Polio Day at Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Memorial Nursing School here today.

Lohri for girls, marginalised sectionsFROM SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

Lohri for girls, marginalised sections

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

‘OUR GIRL:Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV) celebrated Lohri for marginalised sections.

House roof collapses, elderly injured

House roof collapses, elderly injured

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: An elderly man was injured at the Mohalla Karar Khan when the roof of his house collapsed.

Agri dept prepares to fight yellow rust

Agri dept prepares to fight yellow rust

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The Agriculture Department has been keeping a close vigil on the northern areas of the district, including Adampur, Bhogpur and Phillaur as crops in these areas are at a risk of getting affected with the yellow rust, following rainfall and harsh cold winds in the region.

DEO, SSP visit vulnerable booths

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav and Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar (rural), SS Mann, today visited vulnerable booths and pockets in the Adampur and Kartarpur Assembly constituencies, to inculcate a sense of security among voters and to motivate them for casting their votes without any fear, greed and influence.

Cong leader Chaudhary Surinder banks on his legacy, aims to focus on jobsPUNJAB POLLS 2017: KNOW YOUR CANDIDATE

Cong leader Chaudhary Surinder banks on his legacy, aims to focus on jobs

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

"I am the grandson of Master Gurbanta Singh, son of Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, and I want to serve people." This line was posted on the Facebook wall of Chaudhary Surinder Singh which is enough to tell about his proud lineage which residents of Kartarpur can swear on!

No nominations filed on Day 1

No nominations filed on Day 1

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: No nominations were filed on the first day for filing nominations from the district. While the Congress and BJP candidate lists had not been released until the filing of the story, none of the candidates from the Aam Aadmi Party or SAD from the district filed nominations today, either.

Hat-trick for Bhandari from Jalandhar (North), wait prolonged for Bhagat, Kalia

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Ending the prolonged delay in announcing the list of candidates to contest the 2017 assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally announced Krishan Dev Bhandari, 49, as its candidate from Jalandhar (North) seat as its candidate.

Kejri to hold road show in city tomorrow

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: With AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal arriving in the district on January 13, preparations for his road show are on a war footing.

Leaders in wait-and-watch mode

Leaders in wait-and-watch mode

12 Jan 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Flashback the 2009 and 2014 elections. Most candidates from various parties who had then contested the parliamentary elections from the region have made a shift to other parties or are reportedly lying back in a wait-and-watch mode.

Newly formed party to contest polls on 15 seats

11 Jan 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Came into existence barely a month ago, a newly formed Bharatiya Insaaf Party has decided to contest the Punjab Assembly elections.

Photos of candidates on ballot paper this time

11 Jan 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: In the Punjab Assembly elections scheduled to take place on February 4, the voters can witness the photographs of the candidates on the ballot paper for the first time, facilitating them to cast their vote without any confusion in case two or more candidates have the same name.

Candidates pick dayof nomination as per their beliefs

11 Jan 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: As the process of filing nominations for the coming state Assembly elections will start tomorrow, various candidates are picking the day across the seven-day schedule according to their own beliefs.

FROM SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Voter awareness

11 Jan 2017 | 1:39 AM

Bringing home another moment of pride, students of Sanskrit KMV School participated in the 10th Sub Junior National Amateur Soft Tennis Championship (boys and girls), organised by National Soft Tennis Federation of India at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

BRIEFLY

Poppy husk recovered

11 Jan 2017 | 1:39 AM

The police on Tuesday impounded a Tempo Traveller and recovered 850 gms of poppy husk from Mandip Singh of nearby Kherra village.

Vote fearlessly, you are safe: Admn assures voters

Vote fearlessly, you are safe: Admn assures voters

11 Jan 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: To provide a sense of security to voters at all vulnerable polling booths in the Assembly elections 2017, the district and the police administration has launched a special campaign to encourage voters to use their right of franchise without any fear or influence.

Many BSF jawans extend support to Yadav on food quality

Many BSF jawans extend support to Yadav on food quality

11 Jan 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Even though the Border Security Force (BSF) has tried to hide its embarrassment caused by its jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav over the food quality issue by declaring him an insane and alcoholic man, the “daring cop”, who is due to retire on January 31 this year, has begun to garner “silent support” from his fellow men across the nation.

No separate data kept by stateBLIND, PERSONS SUFFERING FROM AILMENTS

No separate data kept by state

11 Jan 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: While the Election Commission of Delhi introduced a non-visual desktop access (NVDA) on its website around a year ago for persons with disabilities (PWD), the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the EC, Punjab, are yet to provide the facility to blind voters.

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Flying squads to keep eagle eye on use of illicit meansPUNJAB POLLS 2017

Flying squads to keep eagle eye on use of illicit means

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Flying squads have been constituted for the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. These squads will keep an eagle eye on the use of illicit means during elections. Any political party trying to influence voters with money, power and drugs will be under the scanner of the flying squads.

Rail traffic remains off track

Rail traffic remains off track

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: With the weather showing no signs of improvement, rail traffic in the region continues to be erratic causing inconvenience to the commuters.

Motorcycle rally sensitises voters

Motorcycle rally sensitises voters

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: As part of the efforts of the District Administration, a motorcycle rally was organised by the youth to motivate voters regarding the need and ethical use of their votes.

Father-in-law’s health a priority for PardeepPUNJAB POLLS: FAMILY MATTERS

Father-in-law’s health a priority for Pardeep

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Pardeep Kaur, daughter-in-law of the SAD-BJP candidate from the Samrala constituency SS Umaidpuri, makes sure that when her father-in-law returns home at night after hectic schedule (campaigning), he gets hot chapattis in dinner made by her.

Hosiery trader robbed of Rs 96K

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A hosiery trader was robbed of Rs 96,000 by two bike-borne miscreants near PAU Gate No.8 on the Canal road late this evening.

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Plaint against Chandigarh-based dealer

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A city-based medical equipment dealer has filed a complaint against a Chandigarh-based dealer involved in the sale of oxygen cylinders.

Can’t keep runaway bride in protection home against her wishes: HC

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: In an out of the ordinary case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that a pregnant runaway bride of “tender age” detained against her wishes could not be kept in a protection home, especially when her husband was willing to take her under “his love and care”.

Badal family has lost mental balance, says Simarjit Bains

Badal family has lost mental balance, says Simarjit Bains

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Lok Insaaf Party supremo Simarjit Bains warned the Badal family from indulging in the petty politics of instigating violence during the time of elections.

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