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Mystery shrouds death of migrant workerPolice officials during the investigation at the crime spot in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh

Mystery shrouds death of migrant worker

Police suspect it to be a suicide case; kin claim he was murdered by fellow workers27 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: A migratory worker was found dead inside a factory of the Leather Complex.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 26

A migratory worker was found dead inside a factory of the Leather Complex. The deceased has been identified as Pankaj, a native of Bihar.

While the police are considering it to be a case of suicide, Pankaj’s family is claiming it to be a murder by fellow workers. According to his brother Santosh, Pankaj was working in the factory No. 90 for the past few months and was facing resistance from fellow workers.

Pankaj’s head was found severed from the rear side and a sharp weapon was also found near his body. While fellow workers have claimed it to be a case of suicide and informed the police that Pankaj has cut his neck himself, the police are investigating the case.

An FIR pertaining to the case has been registered at the local police station and the body has been sent for post-mortem examination.

Govt school students to get lessons in welfare schemes through EDUSAT

Govt school students to get lessons in welfare schemes through EDUSAT

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Students from Classes VI to XII of government high and senior secondary schools will get lessons in welfare schemes and scholarships being run in the state through EDUSAT.

Inter-state gang of robbers busted; 3 held

Inter-state gang of robbers busted; 3 held

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar rural police today arrested three members of an interstate gang of robbers that had been involved in several cases of robbery.

Completion certificate to be made mandatory for power connections

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Those who have violated bylaws while constructing their buildings may soon face the music as Municipal Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khehra has written to the Punjab Local Bodies Department to make completion certificate mandatory for getting an electricity connection for the new buildings.

Father-son duo gets 3-year RI for assault

27 Apr 2017 | 1:57 AM

PHILLAUR: Judicial Magistrate, Phillaur, Ravipal Singh, has sentenced Gurmail Singh and his son Harpreet Singh of Government Polytechnic, Hoshiarpur, to a rigorous imprisonment of three years under Sections 452, 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and six months under Sections 323, read with 34 of the IPC for assaulting Harbans Singh of Dhesian Kanha on October 2 in 2013 with iron rods.

BJP elated over MCD victory, shuns celebrations to mourn Sukma tragedy

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Overwhelmed by the historic win of the party in the municipal elections in New Delhi on Wednesday, the district unit of the BJP today celebrated the victory ‘silently’ by gathering at the office and observing a two-minute silence in the memory of slain CRPF jawans killed in Naxalite attack in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

Farewell party

Farewell party

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

Jalandhar: The Punjabi Department of Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, organised a farewell party for outgoing students of MA Punjabi.

Admn reviews arrangements for Prez visit

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

PHAGWARA: The civil and police administration of Kapurthala district today took stock of the arrangements being made for the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Lovely Professional University in Phagwara on Wednesday.

‘Tap horticulture to bring about crop diversification’

27 Apr 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: During his visit to Jalandhar after taking over as the Director, Horticulture, Punjab, Pushpinder Singh Aulakh said horticulture can play a vital role in bringing about crop diversification in the state.

Role of property valuation to check black money in realty sector emphasised

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A national-level seminar on “Valuers of properties and legal aspects” was organised by the Valuers Association.

Woman murdered

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

Phagwara: A woman, identified as Paramjit Kaur of Jagpaulpur village, was reportedly murdered by her brother-in-law Sukhwinder Singh and his son Gurpreet Singh at the village.

Psychiatry forum condemns Kapurthala administration action

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A meeting of PCMS specialist doctors Association and Psychiatry forum Jalandhar was held today at civil Hospital Jalandhar and both the organisations strongly condemned the action of an organisation at Kapurthala district where they created distress and hampered the smooth functioning of civil Hospital Kapurthala on April 8 and 9.

Campus Notes

Industrial visit

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

Jalandhar: The department of ME and ECE of the Lyallpur Khalsa College of Engineering organised an industrial visit for students of mechanical engineering and electronics and Communication engineering to Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant, Ropar, recently.

MC begins waste segregation project

MC begins waste segregation project

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking a leap forward in waste management, the Municipal Corporation (MC) of Jalandhar today began the waste segregation project in the city.

Shiv Sena flays cow vigilantes

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

PHAGWARA: Punjab Shiv Sena on Tuesday lambasted certain “unscrupulous” cow vigilantes for indulging in provocative and violent acts in the name of cow protection, thereby vitiating the interfaith harmony.

Two-day sports meet begins at GNA University

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

PHAGWARA: GNA University organised the 2nd GU Sports Meet on the university campus which was inaugurated by S Gurdeep Singh Sihra, pro-chancellor, Dr Prem Kumar, vice-chancellor and Dr Mohd Salim Javed, associate director, sports, in the presence of other staff members.

Book on issues concerning democracy launched

Book on issues concerning democracy launched

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Former Union Minister for Law and Justice and ex-MP, Rajya Sabha, Ashwani Kumar visited Lovely Professional University today and interacted with students.

City turning into global crime hub

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: With the recent arrests of over 12 foreign nationals as drug peddlers associated with various international syndicates from the city and also a suspected ISIS militant Ghazi Baba from the Basti area in Jalandhar by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) have shaken security agencies in the region.

Parents meet minister on fee hike issue

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Parents Association today took up the issue fee hike by private schools in Punjab with Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary.

Sanitation union threatens stir

Sanitation union threatens stir

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The sanitation workers union of the Municipal Corporation (MC) today threatened to go on an indefinite strike if their demands were not met before May 2.

Complaint on drainageof waste

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The Pendu Mazdoor Union today alleged that the landlord community of Fateh Jalal village in the Kartarpur assembly constituency had drained filthy domestic waste water towards the locality of a labour community where labourers were struggling for their rights in the panchayat land.

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