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Four killed, 4 hurt in three mishapsThe car that collided with a wall, killing a Class XII student in Garhshankar on Monday.

Four killed, 4 hurt in three mishaps

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

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Our Correspondent

Phagwara, February 19 

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

In the first incident, Rakesh Kumar (37), a resident of Phagwara, and his four-year-old son, Vansh, were killed on the spot, while his wife Indu, sister-in-law Reena, and niece Srishti, sustained serious injuries when their car (PB-36F-5643) dashed against a tree near  Jagjitpur village on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road. The victims were returning from Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh.

The mishap took place when they  felt asleep and the driver lost control over the vehicle. The injured were admitted to DMC, Ludhiana. 

In the second incident, one motorcyclist, identified as Kapil Dev, a resident of Santokhpura locality, was killed on the spot when his bike was hit by a speeding truck near Kirpalpur Colony on the Phagwara-Nakodar road.

Youth killed, another hurt Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur):

Gaurabh, an 18-year-old student of Class XII, was killed and his friend Pankaj was seriously injured in an accident at Nainwa village today.

The mishap took place when the two were on their way to attend a marriage party.

Gaurabh, son of Santokh Singh, a resident of Mahindwani village, along with Pankaj, son of Lakhvir Singh, a resident of Mazara Dhingarian, was going to attend the party in a car borrowed from a friend. Onlookers said they were coming at a high speed near the village. Suddenly, the car went out of control and collided with the boundary wall of a farm. The car was badly smashed in the collision. The police have registered a case.

Businessman gets threat call

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

Jobless youth ends his life

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

Barely week to go, no word from education board

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

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

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

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

Man ‘commits suicide’ over retiral dues

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

Priya video fine, but only flash in pan: Residents

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

Public toilets in need of maintenance

Public toilets in need of maintenance

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

Parminder adjudged strongest man of Punjab

Parminder adjudged strongest man of Punjab

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

Unaided institutions flay Social Welfare Department

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

Implement seventh pay panel report, say KVS pensioners

Implement seventh pay panel report, say KVS pensioners

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

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

56 appear for NCC exam

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

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

Annual feteCampus Notes

Annual fete

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

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

Website of Kapurthala police not updated

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

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

BJP rally

Senior leaders’ absence exposes chinks in party

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

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

DC launches ‘Campus to corporate 2018’ appGhar Ghar Naukri Mission

DC launches ‘Campus to corporate 2018’ app

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

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

NRI redress camp on February 20

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

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

Edu department changes criteria for subject marking

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

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

3 dist quarries to go under hammer today

3 dist quarries to go under hammer today

19 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

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

‘Need to keep tabs on Punjabi songs promoting violence’

‘Need to keep tabs on Punjabi songs promoting violence’

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

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

One booked for fraud

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

SCHOOL NOTES

Valediction party

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

Inter-district cricket tournament of PCA

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

‘Embrace the true values of Punjabiyat’

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

Colonisers slam govt over draft regularisation policy

Colonisers slam govt over draft regularisation policy

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

Spurt in thefts at city bus stand

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

Rally against ‘black laws’ by farm, labour activists

Rally against ‘black laws’ by farm, labour activists

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

Chain hunger strike by govt teachers

Chain hunger strike by govt teachers

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

DAV College wins trophy at Doaba Sci-Fiesta

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

6 get jail, fine for bid to murder

18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

Free playway school for girls

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18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

Child rights panel to reopen case; police lodge FIRCambridge School case

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18 Feb 2018 | 1:37 AM

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

‘Mukh Mantri Milao Inaam Pao’ scheme by  protesters

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

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