Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Scrap dealer robbed of Rs 4 lakh

Scrap dealer robbed of Rs 4 lakh

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Two armed youth looted Rs 4.10 lakh from an iron scrap dealer at East Mohan Nagar in broad daylight here on Monday. The incident was captured in a CCTV camera. The footage is being scrutinised to identify the accused.

Meerut couple marches against rising population

Meerut couple marches against rising population

22 Apr 2019 | 8:45 AM

AMRITSAR:A Meerut-based couple has devised a novel way to sensitise the government and people on the adverse effects of increasing population.

Chhina supporters unhappy over Puri’s candidature

Chhina supporters unhappy over Puri’s candidature

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: With the BJP announcing Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri as its candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, many among the local BJP leaders are astonished as they feel that Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina could have put up a better fight.

ASI assaulted, 2 booked

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jhander police booked a man and his son for allegedly thrashing a cop at Teda Kalan village here on Sunday.

German rower pitches for promotion of nature, veganism

German rower pitches for promotion of nature, veganism

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: On her maiden visit to India, Jola Mahi, 21, a student and rowing instructor from Germany has been busy doing all the non-touristy things that she can.

Bibi Khalra submits reply over poll code

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

TARN TARAN: Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra, PDA candidate from Khadoor Sahib, on Monday submitted her reply regarding the poll code violation to Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer.

SGPC’s multi-storey inn to meet heavy rush

SGPC’s multi-storey inn to meet heavy rush

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: With a view to accommodate the increasing footfall of devotees at the Golden Temple, a multi-storey sarai (inn) with ample parking facility is being constructed in the adjoining Akali Market.

5,918 Sukanya Samriddhi accounts

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The local division of the post office opened 5,918 accounts in the 2018-2019 financial year under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana of the Central Government.

Waste collection resumes today

Waste collection resumes today

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The city’s worry regarding the unattended garbage for two days is expected to end on Tuesday as the solid waste management firm, entrusted with the responsibility of lifting waste, has claimed that its employees will return to work.

Earth Day: Students pledge to save environment

Earth Day: Students pledge to save environment

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: City schools held several events to create awareness on environment conservation to mark the Earth Day.

Fest organised at GNDU

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: University Business School of Guru Nanak Dev University organised Management Fest Exordium 2.0 to celebrate the golden jubilee of the university and five years of University Business School on Monday. A large number of universities and management institutes participated in the event.

Students showcase talent at cultural mela

Students showcase talent at cultural mela

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to preserve and promote traditional Punjabi culture among younger generations, Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, Majitha Road Bypass, organised a cultural mela here on Monday.

Workshop on data science

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The seven-day national workshop on ‘Data Sciences: Theory and Practice’ concluded at Khalsa College on Monday.

Traders seek special package

Traders seek special package

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in the state, industrialists and traders have sought politicians’ attention for the border districts, especially Amritsar.

Pak exhibits rare documents linked to Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Pak exhibits rare documents linked to Jallianwala Bagh massacre

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

LAHORE: For the first time in its history, Pakistan has put on display rare documents of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre to mark its 100th anniversary.

‘Share things you are comfortable with’

‘Share things you are comfortable with’

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Bollywood star Karisma Kapoor feels that one should use social media without pressure in the digital world.

Couple looted by 3, one identified

Couple looted by 3, one identified

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after a couple was robbed by three unknown armed persons, a similar incident occurred in Mulla Behram village on Saturday.

Upkar Sandhu rejoins Congress

Upkar Sandhu rejoins Congress

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: City-based politician Upkar Singh Sandhu re-joined the Congress in presence of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Jail Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria and others at the CM’s residence in Chandigarh on Sunday.

TARN TARAN DIARY

Tainted patwari without departmental action

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

Patwari Sunil Kumar, who fled after taking a bribe of Rs 30,000 last month, has faced no departmental action so far. Besides, he is still out of police reach.

IN BRIEF

Intoxicant found from jail inmate

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

Amritsar: Central Jail authorities confiscated 35 gm of some intoxicant substance from a jail inmate, identified as Sawan, alias Gori, of Tung Bala, Majitha road.

280 students get degrees

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Trai Shatabdi Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College on Sunday organised its annual convocation.

Chhina condemns Sri Lanka blasts

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina condemned the ghastly act of killing innocents in the terror attack on a Church in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Bal Khurd resident killed in mishap

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: A man died after a “rashly driven” car hit a bike near Ranjit Avenue bypass here on Saturday.

Organic market marks Earth Day

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

RITSAR: Dilbir Foundation dedicated its Sunday Organic Farmers Market to spread the message of ‘healthy Earth’ on the eve of the Earth Day.

Woman ends life

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in the Mohan Nagar area on the Sultanwind road here on Saturday.

Sanitation staff strike work

Sanitation staff strike work

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of the solid waste management company suspended the garbage lifting work due to non-payment of salaries here on Sunday.

Awareness van flagged off

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration on Sunday kicked off a voter awareness van to make people aware of their voting rights.

2 booked for assault

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

TARN TARAN: Congress leader Gurtej Singh and his wife Satnam Kaur, residents of Sangatpur village, 25 km from here, have been booked for allegedly assaulting and hurting the religious sentiments of an elderly baptised Sikh woman of the same village.

MC blamed for illegal constructions

MC blamed for illegal constructions

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP leader Sandhya Sikka, Leader of Opposition in the MC House, has alleged that the suspension of assistant town planners (ATPs) at the General House meeting was a drama as the civic body had failed to stop illegal constructions.

Insurance firm delays medical claim, fined

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation and Rs 5,000 as litigation expenses for delaying the medical claim of a local resident.

3 persons booked for dowry death

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Three persons of a family have been booked for dowry death after a young woman died in Talwandi Nahar village on Saturday evening.

Simarjit  Bains, Pasla seek  support for Bibi Khalra

Simarjit Bains, Pasla seek support for Bibi Khalra

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Lok Insaaf Party leader Simarjit Singh Bains and communist leader Mangat Ram Pasla held six separate rallies in the favour of Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) candidate Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra in Baba Bakala and Jandiala constituencies on Sunday.

Aujla assigns poll duties

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: A meeting of Congress leaders and Municipal Corporation councillors was organised in which they were assigned campaign duties on Sunday.

IN BRIEF

Woman dies in mishap

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

Amritsar: A woman died in road mishap in Joga Singh Wala village after a rashly driven car hit her scooter here on Friday.

Admn officials gear up to fight dengue

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: To keep dengue under check in the upcoming season, the district administration has asked all the departments to work in association with the Health Department.

BBK DAV head honoured in Delhi

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: At the Annual Women Economic Forum 2019 held at New Delhi from April 11 to 16, Pushpinder Walia Principal, BBK DAV College for Women, was honoured with Iconic Leader Award for her contribution in the field of education and for making the world a better place to live at annual Women Economic Forum - 2019 recently.

Play on Jallianwala Bagh relives 1919 tragedy

Play on Jallianwala Bagh relives 1919 tragedy

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Reminding the pain and loss of the families of martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, a play, titled Jallianwala Bagh, was staged at the art gallery in collaboration with the North Zone Cultural Centre.

Educators informed about e-content

Educators informed about e-content

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The two-week workshop on developing e-content, under Centre of Pre-Service Teacher Education, School of Education, GNDU, entered second day on Saturday.

Admn bats for biomedical mgmt training for health staff

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration has asked the Health Department to ensure that employees of public and private hospitals are adequately trained to handle biomedical waste.

GND varsity’s master’s course in education

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The School of Education, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), will start a master’s course in education (educational management and leadership) from the upcoming session (2019-2020).

Cops in civvies to reign in firing, boozing in public places

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Concerned over repeated firing instances in the city, the police have decided to reign in boozing in public places and also those carrying weapons to hotels and other eatery joints.

Mobiles, Rs 16,000 in cash snatched from couple

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Three unknown armed persons robbed a couple of Rs 16,000, two mobiles and ornaments at Thande village here on Thursday.

3 vehicle thieves, snatcher nabbed

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, the rural police have nabbed two persons for allegedly stealing vehicles and selling them after forging documents.

Climate discussed at UNESCO clubs’ seminar

Climate discussed at UNESCO clubs’ seminar

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Urging the lawmakers and citizens to work progressively towards saving the ecology, speakers and delegates at the three-day seminar on Environmental Degradation and Climate Change at the Manawala complex of Pingalwara said it was high time for action.

2 booked for abduction

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

TARN TARAN: A man and his mother, residents of Kakka Kandiala village, have been booked for allegedly abducting a teenage girl of the same village.

Sarna seeks support for Congress

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Paramjit Singh Sarna, former president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) attended Congress Lok Sabha candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla’s election meetings on Saturday.

Public money spent on Mayor’s office decoration: Sikka

Public money spent on Mayor’s office decoration: Sikka

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP leader Sandhya Sikka, Leader of Opposition in the Municipal Corporation (MC) House, has accused the incumbent office-bearers of spending heftily on the decoration of offices, but not on development work.

AAP district chief misses candidate’s election rally

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

TARN TARAN: AAP leaders had to face embarrassment at the election campaign inauguration for Manjinder Singh Sidhu, party candidate from Khadoor Sahib, as senior leaders, including party’s district president Bhupinder Singh Bittu, were conspicuous by their absence.

Waste mgmt firm employees announce work suspension

Waste mgmt firm employees announce work suspension

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Due to the non-payment of their salaries for the past two months, employees of a solid waste management company have announced suspension of their work from Sunday.

3-day-old gets police security over unintentional threat from mother

3-day-old gets police security over unintentional threat from mother

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day-old baby and its mother, who appears to have a very low IQ, have been given police security by the district child protection office after she stuffed the baby in a bag and tried to leave the hospital without informing the authorities.

Jatt-isation of Punjabi music is dangerous: Rabbi Shergill

Jatt-isation of Punjabi music is dangerous: Rabbi Shergill

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: He arrived on the Indian music scene with his brand of Sufiyana with Bullah Ki Jana Mein Kaun and gave it Punjabi rock ballad twist.

Ageing boosts her learning instinct

Ageing boosts her learning instinct

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: At 57, Manju Arora is busy learning Urdu language.

Electioneering in full swing

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Democratic Alliance and communist leaders conducted a meeting in favour of their joint candidate Daswinder Kaur, who is in the fray from the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

Rlys gears up for summer rush

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to cater to the rush of passengers during the upcoming summer vacation, the Railways has added an extra AC chair coach to New Delhi–Amritsar Swarn Shatabdi Express (12029).

NGO wants facelift for city

NGO wants facelift for city

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: NGO Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM), in a communiqué to the state government, has stated that nothing concrete has been done under the Smart City project allocated about two years ago.

Cops clueless about Bhatia assault suspect

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Though seven months have elapsed, the police are clueless about the key accused who attacked Congress Councillor Jeet Singh Bhatia.

Change must to reduce exam stress: Educationists

Change must to reduce exam stress: Educationists

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The pressure of performing and proving their worth has taken many lives in the past couple of months.

LS polls: AAP hopeful of better results

LS polls: AAP hopeful of better results

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: AAP candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal is hopeful of a sound support from people.

People for concrete action against stray dog menace

People for concrete action against stray dog menace

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The increasing stray dog menace has left the residents worried in the city.

City’s heritage walk tours need expansion: Experts

City’s heritage walk tours need expansion: Experts

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Though Amritsar is among the old cities which offer a heritage walk to showcase the much talked about history, the tourism scenario here is not in a sound state.

Action sought against illegal mining

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Friday said if the government failed to act against illegal mining, party workers would visit the illegal mining pits and get the mining stopped.

Exhibition displays forgotten heritage

Exhibition displays forgotten heritage

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: An exhibition of photographs and installations, titled Workers of Des Punjab, by ace photographer Jaspal Kamana opened at SG Thakar Singh art gallery.

Woman ends life, 3 booked

Woman ends life, 3 booked

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Upset over allegations of extramarital affair by kin and neighbour, a 35-year-old woman committed suicide in Gurbax Nagar on Thursday night.

All is well between Aujla and Cong men

All is well between Aujla and Cong men

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: It appeared that the intervention of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has resolved the differences between the majority of the local MLAs and party candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla.

Mobile, cigarettes seized from inmates

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A mobile phone and two boxes of cigarettes were seized from two inmates during routine checking at the Central Jail here on Thursday.

Hunt on for five youths for cross-border peddling

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

TARN TARAN: The Khalra police have booked five persons of the area for their “involvement in cross-border drug smuggling”. Besides, they have also been blamed for the drowning of a youth, Navjot Singh Joti (26), of Dal village, 45 km from here. Navjot drowned in the defence drain on April 16.

New SSP takes charge

New SSP takes charge

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Newly appointed Amritsar (Rural) SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal assumed office here on Thursday. SSP Parampal Singh has been shifted by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Speaking to mediapersons, Duggal said that conducting the parliamentary polls in a peaceful manner would be his top priority. He said he was feeling blessed after joining as the SSP of the holy city.

IN BRIEF

bikers snatch woman’s purse

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

Tarn Taran: A woman’s purse was snatched by an unidentified motorcyclist on the Jandiala road on Wednesday.

CU scholarship test for students

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Chandigarh University (CU) has come up with a Chandigarh University Scholarship and Admission Test (CU-SAT) for students, informed Dr RS Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University, here on Thursday.

‘Don’t get swayed by social media messages’

‘Don’t get swayed by social media messages’

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: As the polling for the 2019 general elections is under way in phases across the nation, the political parties, apart from carrying out intensive election campaigns, are also busy trying to catch the attention of of people, mainly youngsters, on social media platforms too.

355 students awarded degrees

355 students awarded degrees

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The annual convocation of Satyam Institute of Engineering & Technology was held on Thursday.

UNESCO clubs’ conference on climate change

UNESCO clubs’ conference on climate change

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Sarabjit Singh Chhina, president, Confederation of UNESCO Clubs in India, will lead a team of experts to hold a three-day workshop-cum-seminar on climate change and environmental imbalance.

BJP questions Rahul’s silence over Sidhu’s ‘communal’ remarks

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina on Thursday asked Congress national president Rahul Gandhi to break his silence over the "inflammatory and communal" remarks made by Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

IAFA to host play on Jallianwala Bagh massacre

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A theatrical presentation on Jallianwala Bagh will be organised at local Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA) on Saturday.

Road accident claims life

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

TARN TARAN: A 40-year-old resident of Jaura Fatak, Amritsar, was killed in a road accident near the Nagoke crossing (Khadoor Sahib), 30 km from here, on Thursday evening.

Man killed in road mishap

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A man died while another riding pillion was injured after a “rashly” driven car hit their bike near Vallah here on Wednesday.

87,368 students enrolled by govt schools

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 87,368 students have been enrolled in Classes VI-XII in government schools of the district under ‘Each One Bring One’ enrolment campaign that was started by the Education Department on April 1.

Govt Medical College restriction troubles morning walkers

Govt Medical College restriction troubles morning walkers

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The authorities concerned at the Government Medical College (GMC) have come up with entry restrictions for visitors for the security of the students.

Voter awareness campaign

Voter awareness campaign

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The district election office on Thursday organised an event at the local railway station to educate voters about the right to vote under the Election Commission’s Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme.

Vehicle thief sells stolen bike, booked, on the run

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A vehicle lifter has been booked for allegedly selling a stolen bike to a man.

Feel your power: Vidya Balan

Feel your power: Vidya Balan

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The change of guard ceremony of FICCI FLO’s city chapter had Gowri Bansal, founder chairperson of FLO Amritsar, handing over the baton to incoming chairperson Arushi Verma.

2 liquor vend employees shot at

2 liquor vend employees shot at

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Unidentified armed robbers decamped with cash after shooting two employees of a liquor vend here late on Tuesday evening. The injured were rushed to a private hospital where their condition is stated to serious. The injured have been identified as Hardip Singh, alias Happy, and Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhupa.

Taksalis to support Khalra

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

TARN TARAN: Senior leaders of the SAD (Taksali) will support Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) candidate from Khadoor Sahib Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra, said Rattan Singh Ajnala, former MP, while addressing a gathering in Amarkot village, 40 km from here, on Wednesday.

Majithia welcomes Shabad Guru Yatra in city

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Shabad Guru Yatra, dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, was welcomed by SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia on reaching Majitha on Wednesday.

Residents for extension of BRTS buses

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The government’s decision of not extending BRTS services to the remote areas of the city has failed to fulfil the objective of providing a reliable mass transport to the district, say residents.

11 months on, GNDH fails to operate ABG machine

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after organising a demonstration of the Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) machine at the intensive care unit (ICU) around eleven months ago, the authorities concerned at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here have failed to get the machine operational.

Officials asked to ensure safe transport for schoolchildren

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a complaint filed by Varun Khanna, president of Amritsar Parents’ Welfare Association, the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) has issued a letter to district education authorities, asking them to take an undertaking from schools regarding their transport.

NRI’s book helps kids learn about Sikhism

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Artika Aurora Bakshi, an NRI based in Sri Lanka, has come up with a unique story-cum-activity book (My Little Sikh Handbook) to introduce principles of Sikhism to children.

Tilted radio tower yet to be rectified

Tilted radio tower yet to be rectified

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after the passage of seven months, the tilted 300-metre high tower has not been rectified despite assurances.

Chawla for action against cops over false drug cases

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Days after a special court acquitted a 71-year-old local resident of drug trade charge, veteran BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla on Wednesday shot a letter to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) to take notice of this and ensure exemplary punishment to the cops who bungled the victim’s cash.

Centuries-old monuments remain neglected in city

Centuries-old monuments remain neglected in city

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The world has been observing the World Heritage Day for the last 36 years, but the state government, district administration and socio-religious organisations appear to have been least concerned over the heritage sites and monuments in the 442-year-old holy city.

Mayawati next PM, says BSP

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

Amritsar: Members of the CPI,Punjab Democratic Alliance and the BSPheld a rally in support of their candidate Daswinder Kaur here on Wednesday.

Parking contracts to continue till polls

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC has postponed the auction of parking lots till the end of election process as the model code of conduct is in force.

Malik: It’s united BJP vs divided Congress

Malik: It’s united BJP vs divided Congress

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Rajya Sabha MP and state BJP president Shwait Malik on Wednesday said that the BJP was a cadre-based party that had been taking concrete moves in the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Rain, hailstones damage crops in region

Rain, hailstones damage crops in region

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Heavy rains, coupled with hailstones, have resulted in a damage to wheat and vegetable crops in the area.

Firing in Kotla Doom

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: A dispute over village pond water entering in several houses led to firing in Kotla Doom village that falls under Rajasansi police station.

Youth fired at, seven booked

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR:Several persons, equipped with firearms, shot a youth leaving him seriously injured in Mahal village here on Tuesday.

Jallianwala massacre to come alive on stage soon

Jallianwala massacre to come alive on stage soon

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: “A single bullet from .303 rifle that was used to shoot the innocent crowd at Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919, has the force to kill and drag down two-three people along when fired from close range.

Interest-free loan for needy

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Club has devised a novel way to assist needy but skilled persons by offering them money to carry out their business.

Students given farewell

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

Amritsar: The Senior Study II organised a farewell party for the outgoing Class XII students here on Tuesday.

BJP announces 5 booth heads

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

Amritsar: The BJP announced the names of five booth heads.

Cong Ajnala MLA comes in support of Aujla

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Putting to rest the speculations that a section of Congress MLAs are opposing the candidature of Gurjit Singh Aujla from the Amritsar Lok sabha constituency, Ajnala MLA Harpartap Singh Ajnala held a meeting with party workers and asked them to support Aujla with all their might.

THE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Photos on poles: Case registered

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have registered a case under Section 3 of the Punjab Prevention of Defacement Property Act, 1987, against an unidentified person for pasting stickers on electric poles and boxes in favour of Congress candidate from the Khadoor Sahib parliamentary constituency Jasbir Singh Dimpa.

‘Dispose of medical waste in proper way’

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Civil Surgeon Dr Hardeep Singh Ghai on Tuesday organised a workshop for employees of the Health Department and instructed them dispose of medical waste in a proper way was essential.

Two women arrested for fake stamps on passports

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Immigration officials at Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport arrested two women for fake stamps on their passports here on Monday.

13-foot-tall sculpture comes up at entrance of airport

13-foot-tall sculpture comes up at entrance of airport

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: In the process to add to the aesthetics to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, a huge steel sculpture at the main entrance of the airport has been installed.

Showers leave farmers worried

Showers leave farmers worried

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Mild showers with high-velocity winds have left farmers worried as they are eagerly waiting to harvest their wheat crop.

MC seals illegal building, again

MC seals illegal building, again

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Some persons broke the seal, put up by MC officials last week, of an illegal building at Gheo Mandi and started carrying out construction work here on Tuesday.

Congress on rally spree

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

TARN TARAN: The Congress in support of its Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha candidate Jasbir Singh Dimpa organised 12 public rallies in the area on Tuesday.

Chief education director of CKD puts in papers

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Former Commissioner of Jalandhar Division HS Nanda, who was entrusted with the responsibilities as chief director, education, of Chief Khalsa Diwan, tendered his resignation, alleging “inconducive” working conditions.

Released fishermen blame ordeal on rich contractors

Released fishermen blame ordeal on rich contractors

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: After their release from Pakistan jails, the second batch of 100 fishermen reached the city on Monday evening.

17-year-old fails to crack  exam, commits suicide

17-year-old fails to crack exam, commits suicide

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Upset over his failure to crack a competitive examination, a 17-year-old youth from Rani Ka Bagh area committed suicide by jumping into the Beas on Monday.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Campaigning picks up pace in Bathinda

Campaigning picks up pace in Bathinda

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

BATHINDA: With just less than a month to go for polling, campaigning is gradually picking up pace in the Bathinda parliamentary constituency as parties have started reaching out to voters.

Faridkot daily wager submits nomination papers

Faridkot daily wager submits nomination papers

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

FARIDKOT: On the first day of filing nomination papers in the Faridkot parliamentary constituency, Badal Singh, a daily wager at a brick kiln in Bhallur village of Moga district, filed his papers on Monday.

Congress candidate has dinner at labourer’s house; rivals term it ‘drama’

Congress candidate has dinner at labourer’s house; rivals term it ‘drama’

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

BADAL (MUKTSAR): On the first day of his election campaign, Congress candidate from Bathinda parliamentary constituency Amrinder Singh Raja Warring not just had dinner at the residence of a daily wager in Badal village in the Lambi Assembly segment, but also spent the whole night there.

Amrita Warring takes on Badal family

Amrita Warring takes on Badal family

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

BATHINDA: Congress candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Warring’s wife Amrita Warring held 18 public meetings on the first day of campaigning on Monday.

SAD (A) candidate files papers

SAD (A) candidate files papers

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

BATHINDA: On the first day of filing nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections, the SAD (A) candidate, Gursewak Singh Jawaharke, filed his papers from the Bathinda parliamentary seat.

Kotkapura police firing case: Hearing adjourned to June 10

Kotkapura police firing case: Hearing adjourned to June 10

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

FARIDKOT: Over a month after he was granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, IGP Paramraj Singh Umranangal, an accused in the Kotkapura police firing incident of October 2015, on Monday appeared before the court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class).

Investors ‘duped’ of over Rs 20 cr take out march

Investors ‘duped’ of over Rs 20 cr take out march

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All Investors Organisation Punjab and Haryana on Monday took out a protest march from Amrik Singh Road to the District Administrative Complex and submitted a memorandum of demands to the SSP.

Road mishap snuffs out life

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

BATHINDA: A resident of Dan Singh Wala village was killed in a road mishap on Saturday.

Freedom fighters’ society seeks benefits from govt

Freedom fighters’ society seeks benefits from govt

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Freedom Fighters and Families Welfare Society, Bathinda, on Monday said the interests of freedom fighters had been ignored by successive governments.

City residents accuse post office officials of harassing them

City residents accuse post office officials of harassing them

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

BATHINDA: A city resident has accused post office officials of causing harassment to him.

2 held with heroin

23 Apr 2019 | 9:02 AM

Phillaur: The police seized 100 gm of heroin from two persons and arrested them on Sunday night.

Principal pens book on Partition

Principal pens book on Partition

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: A book depicting a different story of the partition of India, based on the relationship of Indian National Congress (INC) and the Muslim League, was launched here in a city hotel on Saturday.

CM honours state netball team on winning national c’ship

CM honours state netball team on winning national c’ship

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh recently felicitated the state netball team, which won a gold medal for the first time in the national championship held in Bengaluru from March 23 to 27.

Pre-nursery students forced to attend classes in veranda

Pre-nursery students forced to attend classes in veranda

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: In the absence of adequate classrooms, students of Government Primary School, Mata Jivi Nagar, have been attending classes in the veranda.

Officials interrupt meet of sulking Cong men

Officials interrupt meet of sulking Cong men

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MALOUT: The authorities and the police on Sunday interrupted a meeting of some Congress leaders who are apparently unhappy with local MLA Ajaib Singh Bhatti, who is also the Deputy Speaker.

Blood bank grapples with staff shortage

Blood bank grapples with staff shortage

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to an acute shortage of staff, the blood bank unit at the Civil Hospital, Bathinda, has witnessed a significant dip in the number of donors in the past one month.

LS elections: Drive spreads awareness among voters

LS elections: Drive spreads awareness among voters

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Association of Active NGOs (AAN) have been conducting a voting awareness drive and exhorting city residents to exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

12 cases of Excise, NDPS Act in 24 hrs

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: Twelve cases have been registered at various police stations in the district under the Excise Act and the NDPS Act in the past 24 hours.

11 arrested for immoral trafficking

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: The police arrested 11 persons, including five women, on a charge of immoral trafficking during a raid on a private hotel near Teachers’ Home on Saturday.

Chief Minister oblivious to farmers’ plight, says Harsimrat

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: Union Food Processing Minister and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday tore into the Congress, accusing Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh of being oblivious to the farmers’ plight.

45-yr-old held with fake currency, pistol

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

FARIDKOT: aThe CIA staff of the Faridkot police on Sunday arrested a 45-year-old person with fake currency worth Rs3 lakh and a pistol.

27-yr-old ‘murdered’ at Bucho Kalan village

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: A-27-year-old man was allegedly murdered at Bucho Kalan village here on Saturday night.

Former MLA from Faridkot passes away

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

FARIDKOT: Former MLA and chief patron of Sangat Sahib Bhai Pheru Sikh Educational Society here Karnail Singh Doad passed away at the age of 82 years on Sunday.

Politicians tap social media to boost public contact

22 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

BATHINDA: The use of social media in politics has dramatically changed the way campaigns are run and how the people interact with political leaders.

MCC to monitor nexus blocking MD/MS seats

MCC to monitor nexus blocking MD/MS seats

21 Apr 2019 | 8:55 AM

FARIDKOT: To ensure management quota post-graduate medical (MD/MS) seats in private medical colleges are not blocked, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and Director General of Health Services (DGHS) have warned all colleges and aspiring students to desist from the practice.

IN BRIEF

Man held for duping people

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

MALOUT: Malout (City) police have arrested a man who allegedly posed as the personal assistant (PA) of Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti and duped some people by promising them jobs.

Three youths caught ‘selling’ drugs

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

MUKTSAR: Some residents of Bidowali village, next to Badal village, here on Friday evening caught three youngsters who were allegedly selling drugs and handed them over to the police.

Anganwadi workers to launch state-wide protest on April 28

Anganwadi workers to launch state-wide protest on April 28

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All India Anganwadi Workers’ Union have decided to launch a state-wide protest over their pending demands on April 28.

Transport Nagar cries for basic amenities

Transport Nagar cries for basic amenities

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Transporters are an inconvenienced lot as Transport Nagar is lacking in basic amenities here.

Faridkot admn launches campaign to educate voters against bribe, liquor

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

FARIDKOT: In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the district, the Faridkot administration and office of Election Commission jointly organised public meetings and used public addressing systems to educate voters, particularly the first timers, about the importance of voting, which is an integral part of the nation’s democratic process.

Govt school students await books in new session

Govt school students await books in new session

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Even as three weeks have elapsed since the new academic session (2019-2020) began, students of government schools are yet to receive books of a few subjects from the Education Department.

SAD, Cong fear people’s wrath in region: AAP

SAD, Cong fear people’s wrath in region: AAP

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Aman Arora, AAP MLA and party’s chief for Lok Sabha poll campaign committee, exhorted workers to mobilise support for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Cong betrayed farmers: Harsimrat

Cong betrayed farmers: Harsimrat

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday said the manner in which families of farm suicide victims were being “ignored by the Congress government was inhuman”.

In search of an enlightened oneIN GOOD FAITH

In search of an enlightened one

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

This couplet by saint Kabir lays emphasis on the importance that a guru holds for a seeker on the path of the Truth.

Tree plantation drive held at GKU

Tree plantation drive held at GKU

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Students and faculty members of Guru Kashi University (GKU) organised a tree plantation drive on the campus here on Friday.

‘Debugging’ contest held at BFC

‘Debugging’ contest held at BFC

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

THINDA: The department of computer science at Baba Farid College organised a competition on ‘debugging’ to promote programming skills among students and making soft tricks to find errors in programmes.

Hanuman Jayanti celebrated in city

Hanuman Jayanti celebrated in city

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: A large number of devotees took part in a religious procession that was carried out to celebrate ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ in the city on Friday.

Teachers protest, seek arrest of accused in assault case

Teachers protest, seek arrest of accused in assault case

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Democratic Teachers’ Front on Friday staged a protest over an incident in which some teachers had allegedly assaulted another teacher last week at Khemuana village here.

City pugilists shine at state-level c’ship in Phagwara

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: City-based boxers have won gold medals in the state-level boxing championship held at Phagwara recently.

Pupils attend classes in open at Sanjay Nagar govt school

Pupils attend classes in open at Sanjay Nagar govt school

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: In the absence of adequate number of classrooms, the students of primary wing of Government Senior Secondary School, Sanjay Nagar, have been attending classes in the verandah and on the terrace, which just has a tin roof overhead.

Jagmeet’s decision wrong: Khaira

Jagmeet’s decision wrong: Khaira

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

MALOUT: Punjab Ekta Party (PEP) chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who is contesting the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Bathinda Parliamentary constituency and is a relative of Jagmeet Brar, said on Friday that the latter had taken a wrong decision by joining the SAD.

Focal Point sans water for 6 months

Focal Point sans water for 6 months

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: The project work to replace old pipelines to ensure uninterrupted water supply in the New Focal Point area, situated near Dabwali Road, hangs in balance.

Murder case solved with arrest of 3

Murder case solved with arrest of 3

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: The police have arrested three persons in the case in which a woman’s beheaded body was found in a drain near the Sai Nagar area late evening on Tuesday. Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dr Nanak Singh, along with other senior officials, shared this information during a press conference held today.

IN BRIEF

World Heritage Day observed

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

Bathinda: To commemorate World Heritage Day, students of Shivalik Public School, Jaitu, visited the Bathinda fort built in the 12th century.

Expert lectures for MBA students held at PURC

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: The postgraduate studies department of Punjabi University Regional Centre (PURC), Bathinda, organised an expert lecture on the role of HR (Human Resource) in the corporate sector and business statistics for students of the MBA department on Thursday.

Anganwadi workers seek increase in honorarium

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All-Punjab Anganwadi Union held a meeting to decide their plan of action with regard to their long-pending demands, including increase in honorarium and regularisation of jobs.

TB patients suffer when lone doc goes on leave

TB patients suffer when lone doc goes on leave

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Scores of TB patients were left at the receiving end as the lone doctor at the TB hospital was on leave on Thursday.

Plot owners accuse PUDA of harassment

Plot owners accuse PUDA of harassment

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Residents and plot owners of Model Town Phase 4 and 5 staged a protest at PUDA’s office for allegedly being charged extra money for the purchased plots by the latter.

Activists blame admn for neglect of cattle pound

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

MUKTSAR: Some cow activists today gathered in Muktsar town and announced to boycott the upcoming elections, alleging that the cow pound made by the state government at Ratta Tibba village in the Lambi Assembly segment had virtually become a slaughter house.

Harsimrat harps on cause of power bills

Harsimrat harps on cause of power bills

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today asked the Congress government to stop “persecuting Dalits by burdening them with hefty power bills” to cover its own shortcomings.

Education Dept to check quality of uniforms at its head office

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

FARIDKOT: The Education Department has decided to check the quality of uniforms distributed among 12.76 lakh government school students at its head office. Earlier, it ordered to test the quality of uniforms at the district level.

Farmers worried as rain lashes dist

Farmers worried as rain lashes dist

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers are a worried lot as intermittent rain lashed the district for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. As showers lasted for almost 20 to 30 minutes, farmers fear that rain may cause damage to their standing crop, resulting in loss of yield.

Beheaded woman’s body identified

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The police have identified the woman whose body was found naked and beheaded in a drain at Sai Nagar late on Tuesday evening.

Roadside vendors to receive training in food safety norms

Roadside vendors to receive training in food safety norms

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The district Health Department will organise a training programme on food safety norms for roadside venders and kiosk owners soon.

Cellphone seized from jail inmate

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The authorities recovered a cellphone from a Central Jail inmate, identified as Deepak Kumar of Alike village in Barnala, on Tuesday.

Irked over choked sewerage, SAD councillor cleans manhole

Irked over choked sewerage, SAD councillor cleans manhole

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

MALOUT: Irate over choked sewerage, SAD councillor Ashok Bajaj accompanied by some area residents and party leaders on Wednesday cleaned a manhole on the Gaushala road here to lodge a symbolic protest against officials of the Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

Security up at rly stations after JeM threat letter

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Security has been beefed up at railway stations in the region following a threat letter isued by Jaish-e-Mohammed (Jem) area commander Mansoor Ahmed to the Ferozepur division DRM.

‘Youth will take Capt to task for reneging on promises’

‘Youth will take Capt to task for reneging on promises’

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said today that youth would take the Congress and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to task for reneging on the ‘ghar ghar naukari’ and unemployment allowance promises made to them.

City shot putter to take part in World University Games

City shot putter to take part in World University Games

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: City-based shot put player Karanveer Singh will represent India in the World University Games scheduled to be held at Naples, Italy, in July.

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF PUNJAB

Last date to apply for CUCET extended to April 20

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The last date to apply online for various postgraduate and doctoral programs of the Central University of Punjab (CUP) through the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) has been extended to April 20.

Teachers seek probe into assault case

Teachers seek probe into assault case

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Adhyapak Sangharsh Committee have urged the SSP to hold a thorough probe into a case in which a teacher was booked for assaulting his colleague last week.

SAD leader Kolianwali yet to repay loan to PADB

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

MUKTSAR: Senior SAD leader Dyal Singh Kolianwali, who is at present out on bail in a disproportionate assets and fraud case, is yet to repay the loan to Punjab Agricultural Development Bank (PADB).

Farmers hold protest against vehicle agency

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), Mansa district, on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Tata Motor agency located in Bathinda alleging that they had done wrong service of the vehicle during the warranty period which had led to damage of its engine.

4 booked for stealing batteries from solar lights

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: The police on Tuesday booked four persons for stealing batteries from solar lights and a gas cylinder from a house of Gurtej Singh at Mainuana village in the district.

Farmers’ hopes dashed, courtesy squall, rain

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Heavy dust storm coupled with moderate rain dashed the hopes of farmers as they were gearing up to reap their harvest in a few days.

Haphazard parking a nuisance for residents

Haphazard parking a nuisance for residents

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Throwing caution to the wind, a large number of cars and two-wheelers can be spotted parked by the roadside and footpaths in the city.

Residents submit memo to DC over water scarcity

Residents submit memo to DC over water scarcity

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Residents under the banner of Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR) on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Bathinda, through the district revenue officer regarding the drinking water crisis in the city and surrounding areas due to the closure of the Sirhind canal for maintenance work.

Infighting in local SAD-BJP comes to the fore again

Infighting in local SAD-BJP comes to the fore again

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Infighting in the local unit of the SAD-BJP has come to the fore again during a meeting of Harsimrat Kaur Badal held at Sukh Sagar Hall located near the Multipurpose Sports Stadium here on Tuesday.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
2 UT cops suspended for rape bid

2 UT cops suspended for rape bid

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two UT constables have been booked in a zero FIR for rape attempt registered at the Industrial Area police station.

Woman slips into lake, saved by cop

Woman slips into lake, saved by cop

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: A UT constable saved a 38-year-old woman from drowning at a lake in Dhanas last evening.

Narrow escape for couple

Narrow escape for couple

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: An elderly couple riding a Maruti car had a narrow escape after the vehicle caught fire at the Sector 7/8 roundabout on Madhya Marg this afternoon.

Charges filed against Bunny

Charges filed against Bunny

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police today filed a chargesheet in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate against Jasjeet Singh, alias Bunny, son of a former Akali leader, Capt Kanwaljeet Singh, in a sexual harassment case.

BSP’s Taank ready for city poll battle

BSP’s Taank ready for city poll battle

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today announced Dalit leader Praveen Taank as its candidate from Chandigarh to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

212 poll booths sensitive

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: No nomination was filed on the first day of the issuance of a notification for the elections to the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat today.

Not given way, 4 youths thrash CTU driver, held

Not given way, 4 youths thrash CTU driver, held

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: In an incident of road rage, four motorcycle-borne youths, including two brothers, allegedly thrashed a CTU driver at the Sector 51/52 light point.

Chhatbir Zoo worker hit by car, dies

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A Chhatbir Zoo worker was killed after he was allegedly hit by a rashly driven car near D-Mart here last evening.

Insect in khichri has GMSH in the soup

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: An insect was found in khichri prepared in-house by the GMSH-16, today.

Car driver hits cop, flees

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PANCHKULA: In a hit-and-run case, a policeman was injured after being knocked down by a car near the traffic light point at Tank Chowk here yesterday. The unidentified car driver sped away from the spot.

CBSE: PISA-type questions in Class X exams from 2020

CBSE: PISA-type questions in Class X exams from 2020

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today decided to introduce two international student assessment-type questions in Class X exams for mathematics, English and science from 2020.

Teachers, principals acquainted with edu board initiatives

Teachers, principals acquainted with edu board initiatives

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: An orientation for school principals and mathematics, science and language teachers of the UT was organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in collaboration with UT Education Department, at Delhi Public School, Sector 40-C, here today.

Climate change a global threat, says MCM DAV principal

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: To show respect for the Mother Earth and sensitise the young generation about the importance of caring for the planet, the MCM DAV College for Women organised a havan here today.

Sitar players light up Tagore TheatreART & CULTURE

Sitar players light up Tagore Theatre

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The three-day classical musical extravaganza, ‘Maan gaye Ustad’, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, opened to a melodious note with playing of sitar by Pandit Dr Harvinder Sharma and 11 of his accomplished disciples at Tagore Theatre here today.

5 vehicle thieves nailed

5 vehicle thieves nailed

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

MOHALI: The local police claim to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of five persons here.

Saplings planted at polytechnic college

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

KHARAR: To mark World Earth Day, Doaba Group of Colleges, Mohali, organised a plantation drive at the Doaba Polytechnic College, Kharar.

PU Senate by-election

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Senate by-election for the post of Heads of Affiliated Arts Colleges was held here today.

Shishu Niketan, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Shishu Niketan, Chandigarh

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

Students of Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-D, celebrated World Earth Day. A number of competitions were organised by the school eco club, ‘Sanjeevani’.

MC, Sampark centre differ on amount, residents sufferPROPERTY TAX

MC, Sampark centre differ on amount, residents suffer

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: There seems to be no end to harassment of city residents while depositing property tax.

Rap by CGRF drives UT power dept into action

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Electricity Department, UT, which has been denying meters to hundreds of consumers who complained of burnt meters while seeking replacement, has installed one within two days of a direction of the Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum (CGRF).

Two brothers acquitted in molestation case

Two brothers acquitted in molestation case

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today acquitted two brothers in a sexual harassment case.

Cop no stranger to controversies

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: It is not for the first time that the traffic cop, who was seen kicking a person in a video, has courted a controversy.

MACT awards Rs15L relief to girl’s parents

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 15 lakh to the parents of a girl who died in a road mishap.

Only poll promises, no solution to mitigate suffering of villagersFLOODS, POLLUTION IN GHAGGAR

Only poll promises, no solution to mitigate suffering of villagers

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA:“Ghaggar is the biggest poll issue for us.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Non-teaching staff of Pbi varsity demand right to contest poll

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA:The non-teaching staff of Punjabi University is now demanding same right as professors to contest elections and be politically active.

Two-wheeler thief held, 52 vehicles recovered

Two-wheeler thief held, 52 vehicles recovered

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA:With the arrest of an auto-lifter, who is said to be an expert in stealing Activas, the police claimed to have solved 52 cases of two-wheeler thefts over the past two years.

Manpower crunch hits anti-dengue drive

Manpower crunch hits anti-dengue drive

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA:The Health Department’s drive against dengue has been marred by an acute shortage of insect collectors.

Volume on book appraisals released

23 Apr 2019 | 8:58 AM

PATIALA:In order to observe the momentous occasion of “International Day of the Book” the authorities of MM Modi College formally released “Ruminations”, a volume comprising exclusive book appraisals.

Minor alleges rape by member of school board

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA:The district administration is probing a matter of alleged rape of a minor girl by a member of the board of the local school, in which she studies.

Four-day art festival dwells on live demonstration by artists

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA:The national-level art festival, Chitram 2019, concluded at Chitkara University here today.

Varsity scholar to attend Nobel Laureates meet in Germany

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA:A research scholar from the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, Punjabi University, will participate in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting to be held in Lindau (Germany), from June 30 to July 5.

Industrial plot owners blame GMADA for delay

Industrial plot owners blame GMADA for delay

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

MOHALI: As many as 200 allottees of industrial plots at Sector 101 in IT City are upset over the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) for delay in possession of their properties.

Cycle rally marks Earth Day

Cycle rally marks Earth Day

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

MOHALI: Nearly 100 doctors and paramedical staff from Ivy Hospital participated in a cycle rally to mark World Earth Day here today.

12 days on, no payment for wheat sold in Ambala mandis

12 days on, no payment for wheat sold in Ambala mandis

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMBALA: The farmers and arhtiyas (commission agents) in all 15 grain markets (mandis) of Ambala district are up in arms as they have not yet received payment for wheat purchased from them for the past 12 days.

Man booked for impregnating 15-year-old

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMBALA: The Ambala police have booked an unidentified person for allegedly impregnating a 15-year-old girl in Panjokhra area of the district.

LG penalised Rs8,000 for deficiency in service

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised LG electronics for causing inconvenience to a customer.

NIA court discharges Kashmiri student in terror module case

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

MOHALI: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) court in Mohali today discharged Danish Rehman Sofi, a Kashmiri student, for his alleged involvement in a terror module in Jalandhar.

3 cops among five booked for ‘thrashing’ advocates

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PANCHKULA: Three policemen, including a reader, and two others of the Sector 10 police station have been booked on the charge of thrashing three advocates at a ‘dhaba’ in the wee hours of Sunday morning

Bansal to file papers on April 26LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Bansal to file papers on April 26

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Chandigarh and former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has declared that he would file his nomination papers on April 26. He also announced that he would release his poll manifesto soon.

Dhawan campaigns in Sector 35 market

Dhawan campaigns in Sector 35 market

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Chandigarh Harmohan Dhawan campaigned at the Sector 35 market here today.

Talk on quality infrastructure

23 Apr 2019 | 8:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:As part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here, a talk on “Understanding the Quality Infrastructure of India” was delivered by Dr DK Aswal, Director, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, on Monday.

83 booths highly sensitive, 31 sensitive in Panchkula district

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

PANCHKULA: Gearing up for the Lok Sabha elections in the Kalka and Panchkula Assembly segments scheduled for May 12, the District Election Office has identified as many as 83 highly sensitive booths and 31 sensitive booths in the district.

RAPE IN CAB

Women commission asks police to expedite inquiry

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

MOHALI: While the police have failed to get any vital clue about the suspect in the rape of a woman in a cab here, the Punjab State Women Commission (PSWC) has directed the local police authorities to expedite the inquiry into the case.

Pressure horns add to woes of ailing patients at Dera Bassi Civil Hospital

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

DERA BASSI: Despite no-honking signboards installed in front of the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, and the authorities responsible for putting them up clueless on the issue, norms on enforcing silence zones near hospitals, schools and other sites are hardly being implemented in the city.

Youth shot at in Ambala over ‘old enmity’

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMBALA: A 28-year-old youth suffered a bullet injury on his back after a man opened fire at him on the Court road reportedly over an old dispute in Ambala city today.

Gundeep guides SGGS to semis

Gundeep guides SGGS to semis

23 Apr 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gundeep Singh converted two penalty-corner opportunities as Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) Club stunned Indian Navy with a 2-1 verdict to become the only local side to qualify for the semifinals of the 2nd Marshal Arjan Singh International Hockey Championship at 3BRD grounds here today.

Confusion over stadia charges

23 Apr 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Tricity Premier Cricket League, organised by Chandigarh Police in association with a private bank, has run into confusion as the UT Sports Department has provided the grounds free of cost, despite involvement of a sponsor.

Dalwinder ousts Suresh for title

23 Apr 2019 | 7:44 AM

MUMBAI:Punjab's Dalwinder Singh was at his aggressive best while quelling the spirited challenge of Tamil Nadu's Suresh Dhakshineswar in the men's singles final of the Khar Gymkhana-All India men's ranking 5-lakh prize money tennis tournament.

Haryana book quarters berth, Pb to face Kerala today

Haryana book quarters berth, Pb to face Kerala today

23 Apr 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana continued their unbeaten run to cement their place in the quarterfinals of the Junior Girls’ National Football Championship in Kolhapur today.

Anuj bags twin titles, Sidhak also shines

23 Apr 2019 | 7:44 AM

MOHALI:Anuj Pal bagged twin titles on the concluding day of the Roots Open Tennis Championship here today.

Nishant wins taekwondo gold

Nishant wins taekwondo gold

23 Apr 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nishant Jaggal, a second-year student of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Punjab Engineering College (PEC), won a gold medal in the recently-concluded All-India Inter-University Taekwondo Tournament.

At Chandigarh Golf Club,  it's time to vote again

At Chandigarh Golf Club, it's time to vote again

23 Apr 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Golf Club elections are on the anvil again, and it’s time to bid adieu to Birinder Singh Gill and his team.

Workshop on importance of yoga begins

23 Apr 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH:A six-day workshop on 'Role of Yoga In Different Aspects' started at Government College of Yoga Education & Health, Sector 23, here on Monday.

Guncha gets Youth WC trials call

Guncha gets Youth WC trials call

23 Apr 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH:Local archer Guncha Ashri has been selected to attend the trials for the Youth World Cup team.

IN BRIEF

Child drowns in pit at house

23 Apr 2019 | 7:44 AM

Chandigarh: A two-and-a-half-year-old child drowned in a pit dug up at an under-construction house in Aerocity here on Sunday night.

Nominations on, BJP undecidedBATTLE READY

Nominations on, BJP undecided

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration has made all preparations to accept nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from tomorrow. With the notification for the elections to be issued tomorrow, the nomination process will also start simultaneously.

Senate approves literature degree for Sudha Murty

Senate approves literature degree for Sudha Murty

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PU Senate today approved conferring the Honoris Causa (DLitt) to Dr Sudha N Murty, Trustee, Infosys Foundation, Bangalore, despite dissent from two Senators — Prof Chaman Lal and Prof Shelley Walia.

Nepal resident held with 18-gm heroin

Nepal resident held with 18-gm heroin

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police crime branch arrested a drug peddler with 18-gm heroin. The team, led by Inspector Amanjot Singh, has already arrested around 25 drug peddlers this year out of which 15 were nabbed with heroin.

Ayurveda research not getting priority in India: Expert

Ayurveda research not getting priority in India: Expert

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

PANCHKULA: Over 100 Ayurvedic doctors from Haryana, Himachal, Punjab, Maharashtra and Karnataka participated in the national Ayurvedic workshop “Care and Cure” held at the Mansa Devi Temple complex in Panchkula today.

ASI accidentally shoots self, dies

ASI accidentally shoots self, dies

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

PATIALA: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Balwinder Singh (45) deputed at the CID police station in the city was killed after he accidentally shot himself from his service revolver.

Poll fever grips Mohali townLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Poll fever grips Mohali town

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

MOHALI: Poll fever has started gripping Mohali town with candidates intensifying their campaigning in the area. Sitting Member of Parliament from Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency Prem Singh Chandumajra, who is again in the fray, opened his election campaign office in Sector 70 here today.

MP Kirron, Tandon come together for Easter prayer

MP Kirron, Tandon come together for Easter prayer

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: City BJP president Sanjay Tandon and MP Kirron Kher, who are contenders for the party ticket from Chandigarh, appeared together at a church for Easter prayer in Sector 18 here today.

Have your say

Have your say

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

Is a civic issue bothering you? Are you agitated over the lack of concern? Is there something heartening that you feel needs to be highlighted? Or a picture which in your opinion ought to be seen by many, and not just you?

BRIEFLY

Woman robbed of gold chain

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 38 resident was nabbed for robbing a woman of her gold chain. According to the police, the suspect, Akshay (38), a resident of Sector 38 (West), robbed the gold chain from the victim near a private hospital in Sector 38 on April 20. She raised the alarm after which the suspect was nabbed.

Woman alleges rape, Mohali cops register Zero FIR

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

MOHALI: A 20-year-old married woman of Mullanpur has alleged that she was raped by a person of Mandi Gobindgarh. She approached the local police to register a Zero FIR in this regard.

Nodal officer issues warning to Sec 26 SHO

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The nodal officer has issued a warning to Inspector Poonam Dilawari, SHO of the Sector 26 police station here, after posters and pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were found inside a classroom on the police station premises.

Man goes missing

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 74-year-old man went missing from Sector 21, Chandigarh on April 20. Sources said the victim Joginder Parkash had left home in the morning to watch a movie.

Destiny is in our own hands: KXIP coach Hesson

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

NEW DELHI: The loss to Delhi Capitals notwithstanding, Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson reckons that “destiny is in our own hands” as far as making the IPL playoffs is concerned.

Khalsa Club, GCG-11 win titles

Khalsa Club, GCG-11 win titles

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Khalsa Club logged a 25-12 victory against GGD SD College, Sector 32, to win the men’s senior titles on the concluding day of the State Netball Championship at The British School, Sector 44, here today.

Shrawasti storms into semis

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shrawasti overpowered Kritika 5-2 to storm into the semifinals of the girls’ U-10 category on the opening day of the Roots Open Tennis Championship here today.

City girls face crushing defeat to Himachal

City girls face crushing defeat to Himachal

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Last year’s semifinalists Himachal Pradesh handed a 5-0 defeat to Chandigarh in the opening Group G match of the Junior Girls’ National Football Championships in Kolhapur today.

Inderjeet, Yashpreet win gatka meet

Inderjeet, Yashpreet win gatka meet

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Inderjeet Singh from the Gatka Training Centre, Sector 49, claimed the single sotti title in the State Gatka Open Championship, which concluded today. Rupinder Kaur won the women’s title.

Surya’s ton helps local boys bag 3 points, Mohali log outright win

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: An uneaten 155 by Surya Narayan helped Chandigarh get three points on the basis of a 214-run first innings lead from their draw against Nawanshahr in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket U-19 Championship for Dhruv Pandove Trophy today.

Indian Army move to quarters

Indian Army move to quarters

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) Club went down fighting against Indian Army, losing 3-2 in the 2nd Marshal Arjan Singh International Hockey Championship here today.

PROPERTY TAX NOTICES

FOSWAC condemns civic body’s move

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Federation of Sectors Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC) has condemned the Municipal Corporation for sending notices related to house tax collection.

‘Ensure proper moisture content in harvested wheat’

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

PATIALA: Patiala Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit today paid a surprise visit to the Grain Market in the Samana block to review the wheat procurement process.

16-yr-old held with stolen motorcycle

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have arrested a 16-year-old boy for stealing a motorcycle from outside the Panchkula district court complex.

J&K man prepared fake documents from Anantnag shop, reveals probe

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A resident of Anantnag in J&K, who was arrested with fake Aadhaar and PAN cards, had prepared both documents from a computer shop at Uttarshoo district, Anantnag, police investigations revealed.

GENERAL ELECTION

Special arrangements to be made for divyangs: DC

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Parshant Kumar Goel-cum-District Election officer said nomination papers for the 2019 General Election from the Fatehgarh Sahib constituency would be filled from April 22 to 29 at the DC office.

Cong leader, son, driver booked under Arms Act

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have booked former chairman of Confed and Haryana Vyapar Mandal president Bajrang Dass Garg and his son Akhil Garg, along with their driver Vikas under the Arms Act.

Pbi varsity professors skip poll rehearsals, to be served notice

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

PATIALA: The Election Commission would send notices to Punjabi University professors who failed to reach at designated spots for rehearsals related to the 2019 General Election scheduled on May 19 in Punjab.

Party workers lose patience as BJP yet to decide candidate

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: With just around a week left for the last date of filing nominations in Chandigarh and the BJP yet to declare its candidate, ruling party workers are losing patience and voters are surprised.

Bansal dares Kher to debate on development

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Chandigarh Pawan Kumar Bansal has thrown an open challenge to sitting BJP MP Kirron Kher to choose a place and time of her choice for an open debate on development issues in the UT.

Shot in the arm for Selja

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

PANCHKULA: Congress candidate from the Ambala Lok Sabha constituency Kumari Selja got a shot in the arm when a senior BJP leader, Shashi Sharma, left the party to join the Congress today.

Army man attacked with sharp weapon in Ambala

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMBALA: An Army man was allegedly attacked by an unidentified person with a sharp weapon near Mama Bhanja Peer in Ambala Cantonment last evening.

World Earth Day celebratedSCHOOL NOTES

World Earth Day celebrated

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

MOHALI: Gian Jyoti Global School celebrated World Earth Day on its campus in Mohali. During a special assembly, students of Class X and XI performed a street play on ‘Save Water-Save Earth’.

Classical dancers enthral audience

Classical dancers enthral audience

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than 60 accomplished musicians and dancers from New Delhi and Tamil Nadu presented Bharatanatyam and south Indian folk dances during the the annual cultural bonanza, organised by the Chandigarh Tamil Sangam, at Tagore Theatre here today.

‘Shift from agri to manufacturing will solve economy issues’

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: To mark the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, a national conference on ‘Contemporary issues of Punjab economy’ was organised by Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU), Fatehgarh Sahib, here today.

Influence of the West on youth comes alive at Kala Bhawan

Influence of the West on youth comes alive at Kala Bhawan

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two short plays — ‘Chudail’ and ‘Planning’ — were staged during the ongoing four-day theatre festival, organised by the Citi Entertainment Network, at the open-air theatre of the Punjab Kala Bhawan here today.

Makeover, upkeep neededSTATE OF MARKETS: SECTOR 29

Makeover, upkeep needed

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shortage of space for parking, broken tiles and railings are some of the problems plaguing the markets of the Sector 29-C and Sector 29-D. Apparently, both markets are catering to the needs of the entire sector and rehabilitation colonies.

ICICI Bank penalised for unfair trade practice

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed ICICI Bank to reimburse Rs 9,78,643 charged in excess on a loan amount of Rs 16 lakh.

Strict adherence to forum’s judgment only way outOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE: STOPPING STORES FROM CHARGING FOR CARRY BAGS

Strict adherence to forum’s judgment only way out

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

The Consumer Forum has awarded a good and genuine decision regarding charging for carry bags at the time of purchasing goods. Despite this, stores and shopkeepers charge for carry bags without any hesitation.

Special prayers held for Lankan victims

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: City residents expressed solidarity with Sri Lankan people and voiced their horror over a series of explosions at churches in the island nation that killed over 200 people during the Easter celebrations today.

3 bikers stop Activa, rob Rs 1 lakh, escape

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three motorcycle-borne miscreants robbed a man of his Activa scooter and Rs 1 lakh near the Transport light point last night.

Civic body ‘admits fault’, goes roundaboutTHE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Civic body ‘admits fault’, goes roundabout

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four days after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the issue of a change in the design of roundabouts in the city, the Municipal Corporation has “accepted its fault” and has started restoring these to their original look.

Gem of a guard!

Gem of a guard!

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Setting an example in honesty, a security guard at Jagat Mall, Sector 17, returned a diamond bracelet, priced around Rs 2 lakh, who had accidentally dropped it in the movie hall.

Recarpeting tips go off-road

Recarpeting tips go off-road

22 Apr 2019 | 7:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Recarpeting of roads in the city by “ignoring” the recommendations of the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi, has come under the scanner.

Woman dies in road accident

Woman dies in road accident

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA:A woman, identified as Babli resident of Bir Ghaggar village in the district, died after being hit by a rashly driven motorcycle near the toll tax barrier on the Panchkula-Chandimandir road on Friday.

Two motorcycle thieves arrested

Two motorcycle thieves arrested

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A special team of the police have arrested two motorcycle thieves.

3 held for obstructing on-duty cops

3 held for obstructing on-duty cops

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have arrested three persons for obstructing PCR staff from discharging their duty near Sector 21 here on Friday.

Food delivery man killed in hit-&-run

Food delivery man killed in hit-&-run

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a hit-and-run, a 28-year-old youth was killed after the motorcycle he was riding triple along with his friends was hit by a speeding Innova on the road separating Sectors 14 and 15 on Friday night.

J&K man held with fake Aadhaar, PAN

J&K man held with fake Aadhaar, PAN

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A resident of Anantnag in J&K has been arrested with fake Aadhaar and PAN cards here today.

GMADA lets down allottees

GMADA lets down allottees

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:As many as 226 allottees of 256 square yard plots at IT City are upset over the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) for failing to hand over the possession of their properties.

MACT awards  Rs 74 lakh relief to Army man’s kin

MACT awards Rs 74 lakh relief to Army man’s kin

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 74 lakh to the family of an Army man.

BRIEFLY

Cousins jump before train, die

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

10-YEAR-OLD ASSAULTED:Ambala: Two cousins allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near Mohri railway station here on Saturday.

Another guard attacked at Ghalori cremation ground

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:Within a few days of arresting two alleged members of robbers’ gang for killing a 70-year-old security guard at Ghalori cremation ground in Patiala last month, another security guard was assaulted at the same crematorium today.

Three booked for kidnapping two minor girls

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:The Samana police have booked three people, including two unidentified people for kidnapping two minor girls.

Gandhi relies on direct contact to win over voters in his constituencyLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Gandhi relies on direct contact to win over voters in his constituency

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:The incumbent MP and the Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) nominee from the Patiala Lok Sabha constituency Dr Dharamvira Gandhi has been establishing direct contact with voters, unlike his counterparts, who campaign in a convoy of vehicles.

Over  Rs 7 lakh looted from bank

Over Rs 7 lakh looted from bank

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA: Miscreants armed with pistols today looted over Rs 7.27 lakh from Oriental Bank of Commerce situated at Bamhna village on Samana-Bhwanigarh road.

Chikka beats Muniyappa in playoff, clinches title

Chikka beats Muniyappa in playoff, clinches title

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chikkarangappa S kept his enviable playoff record intact as he stole a march over fellow Bengalurean and good friend C Muniyappa to lift his 13th career title at the TATA Steel PGTI’s Delhi-NCR Open at the Noida Golf Course on Friday.

Ludhiana in sight of outright victory

Ludhiana in sight of outright victory

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

LUDHIANA:Unbeaten centuries by openers Tikshan Tangri (120) and Karan Dhillon (107) helped hosts Ludhiana gain a huge 178-run lead against Hoshiarpur on the opening day of their two-day Punjab Inter-District (U-19) Cricket Tournament match here on Saturday and take the side close to an outright victory.

JUNIOR NATIONALS

City girls face HP in football opener, Punjab meet Mizoram

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh girls will face Himachal Pradesh in their opening match of the Hero Junior Girls’ National Football Championship, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, on Sunday.

Tribune Model girls win netball title

Tribune Model girls win netball title

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Tribune Model School, Sector 29, beat Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, 10-7 to win the girls’ sub-junior title on the penultimate day of the State Netball Championship at The British School, Sector 44, here, on Saturday.

Easy outing for ICF, IAF

Easy outing for ICF, IAF

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai drubbed Sri Lanka Air Force 5-1 in the ongoing 2nd Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial Hockey Championship here on Saturday.

Gritty Punjab eye glory at homeSANTOSH TROPHY

Gritty Punjab eye glory at home

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

LUDHIANA:A keen tussle is on cards as hosts Punjab take on Services in the final of the 73rd edition of the National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Sunday.

Speed up pension revisionHAVE YOUR SAY

Speed up pension revision

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

The processing of pension revision by E-1 branch of the Haryana Civil Secretariat, Sector 1, Chandigarh, is yet to gather momentum.

Will regularise need-based changes in flats, says Dhawan

Will regularise need-based changes in flats, says Dhawan

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate, Harmohan Dhawan, campaigned for the Lok Sabha poll at Sector 46 here today.

Four events mark ‘Chai pe charcha’ campaign

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four events were organised under the ‘Chai pe charcha’ campaign in different parts of the city today.

Tewari kicks off poll campaign at rally

Tewari kicks off poll campaign at rally

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:The Congress candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahib constituency, Manish Tewari, kicked off his election campaign in a public rally with Punjab Cabinet Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu in Mohali today.

BJP uses ‘vikas rath’ to woo voters

BJP uses ‘vikas rath’ to woo voters

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started a campaign under which a ‘vikas rath’ is being used to give information about work done by the government in the last five years under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.

Former city SAD president among two join Congress

Former city SAD president among two join Congress

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) city unit and ex-councillor Jagjit Singh, alias Gora Kang, returned to the Congress fold along with another senior leader Gurvinder Singh Billu of Dhanas village here today.

CEO flags off ‘voter rath’ at Plaza in Sector 17LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

CEO flags off ‘voter rath’ at Plaza in Sector 17

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Election Department organised a voter awareness event as a part of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation Programme (SVEEP) at the Sector 17 Plaza here today.

National ayurvedic workshop today

National ayurvedic workshop today

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayurvedic doctors from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh will take part in a national ayurvedic workshop, ‘Care & Cure’, at Mansa Devi Temple hall in Panchkula on Sunday.

Two booked for stealing property papers

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:Two persons have been booked on the charges of stealing registration papers of property belonging to a USA-based NRI.

Fatal mishap: HP resident booked for rash driving

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA:The Kalka police claimed to have arrested an accused in a hit-and-run case for killing a woman due to rash driving.

Begna river bridge closed for a week, traffic diverted

Begna river bridge closed for a week, traffic diverted

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

AMBALA:The Begna river bridge in Naraingarh has been closed for one week for repair work on Saturday.

Liquor vend worker assaulted

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA:A liquor vend worker was injured when he was attacked by two persons after he stopped them from carrying illegal liquor, near Kharag Mangoli village, in the district, on Friday.

Migrant was not murdered: Police

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:The migrant whose body was found at Papri village, here, on Friday, was not murdered, claimed the police.

Three arrested for clashes at Pinjore over laying of pipes

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA:The Pinjore police have nabbed three persons accused of attacking a group of people after they tried to remove the sand bags which the said accused had laid in the street for blocking the rainwater in Mollewali village, falling under Pinjore sub-division.

People fed up with BJP, pining for change, says PreneetLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

People fed up with BJP, pining for change, says Preneet

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

LALRU:Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur today asked party leaders to jointly work for the party and start the election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, the sources in party said.

Drug case: Convict, accomplice nabbed

Drug case: Convict, accomplice nabbed

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have arrested a 34-year-old convict and his alleged woman accomplice — Kavita (29) — here on Friday.

Kamal Kant Cong poll observer

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: The AICC has appointed its member Kamal Kant Sharma as election observer to the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency for the coming Lok Sabha poll. He will work in coordination with the local leadership in the city.

Ryan International, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Ryan International, Chandigarh

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

ASHIANA PUBLIC:Montessori students of Ryan International School, Chandigarh, celebrated World Heritage Day.

Experts dwell upon empowering women

Experts dwell upon empowering women

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Ambedkar Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, organised a seminar on the theme of ‘Women Empowerment in Bharat through Ages’ here today.

HIV-affected kids given stationery

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team led by Dr Gaurav Gaur, assistant professor, Centre for Social Work, PU, Chandigarh, reached out to around 36 HIV-affected children at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.

Workshop on agri waste management

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The fifth workshop of Swachhata Action Plan (SAP), on the theme of ‘Management of Biomass (agri waste and municipal waste) into Bioresources’, under the aegis of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is being organised by DST-Centre for Policy Research, in association with Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC), at Panjab University on Tuesday.

Sahitya Akademi honours writers

Sahitya Akademi honours writers

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi (CSA) honoured 31 writers during a function at Punjab Kala Bhawan here today.

PGI prof honoured in Nepal

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Mahesh Prakash, a professor in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, PGI, was honoured for his outstanding contribution to musculoskeletal radiology in India and SAARC countries during a recent outreach programme ofthe Musculoskeletal Society of India at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal.

Sec 20 school yet to submit documents for recognition

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gyandeep Model School, Sector 20 is yet to submit documents required for recognition under the Punjab Education Code (PEC).

Fire at Burail shop

Fire at Burail shop

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A major fire broke out at a shop dealing in motor vehicle accessories at Burail village here late on Friday night.

R’sthan native arrested with poppy husk

R’sthan native arrested with poppy husk

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PANCHKULA: The Pinjore police here today claimed to have nabbed a native of Rajasthan for possessing 84.90 kg of poppy husk.

3 more arrested in minor’s rape case

3 more arrested in minor’s rape case

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:In the rape case of a 17-year-old girl by her Facebook friend, the Mohali police arrested three more suspects here.

Night club raided, owner booked

Night club raided, owner booked

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Despite strict instructions by the Mohali DC, a discotheque in Zirakpur was found running beyond the permissible time.

An open letter to PU VC by Senator

An open letter to PU VC by Senator

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:For 19 Senators, who had requested the Syndicate to propose a date for a special senate meeting where the issue of reappointing principals beyond the age of 60 was to be addressed, the April 10 judgement spelled disappointment.

Tenant blackmails 84-yr-old into paying money, nabbed

Tenant blackmails 84-yr-old into paying money, nabbed

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A couple and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from an 84-year-old man, threatening to implicate him in molestation case.

Acted swiftly on complaint  by researcher: PGI Director

Acted swiftly on complaint by researcher: PGI Director

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The PGI authorities today said they had acted swiftly in response to the allegations of sexual harassment made by a researcher against Dr Vikas Gautam, a professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology.

Suspended SHO booked  at station  he headedRAPE ON WHEELS

Suspended SHO booked at station he headed

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:The Sohana police station head, Inspector Daljeet Singh, who has been placed under suspension for failing to act promptly in a rape complaint, was booked under Section 166 A (public servant disobeying law with intent to cause injury to any person) of the IPC at the same police station here today.

BRIEFLY

Snatching, vehicle thefts: 2 held

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

NAVEEN:Chandigarh: Two persons have been arrested by the crime branch of the UT police for snatching and vehicle thefts.

Facing staff crunch, no exemption to profs from poll duty: Shawkat

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PATIALA:Patiala Deputy Commissioner (DC)-cum-District Election Officer Kumar Amit has decided not to provide any blanket exemption to Punjabi University professors from the 2019 General Election duty due to shortage of staff.

Stagnant rainwater throws life out of gear

Stagnant rainwater throws life out of gear

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PATIALA:Waterlogged streets on Wednesday had put on display poor network of sewers and storm drains in the city.

Woman run over by PRTC bus, dies

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PATIALA:An old woman was killed after allegedly being run over by a PRTC bus near the city bus stand on Friday.

Untimely rain sets off alarm bells in Health Department

Untimely rain sets off alarm bells in Health Department

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PATIALA:Untimely rainfall on Wednesday has started to haunt the Health Department.

Minerva FC thrash RSG 3-0

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:RoundGlass Sports (RGS) went down 0-3 to Minerva Punjab FC in their third match of the Hero Junior League, at the Singhpura Road Stadium in Kuralion Friday.

GMSSS-20 boys, Tribune Model girls in netball final

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 20, registered a 10-1 win over CL DAV School, Sector 7, to sail into the boys’ final on the opening day of the State Sub-Junior State Netball Championship at The British School, Sector 44, here, on Friday.

Young shuttlers get lessons in nutrition, injury prevention

Young shuttlers get lessons in nutrition, injury prevention

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Over 80 budding shuttlers participated in the week-long workshop on Sports Psychology, Nutrition and Injury Prevention, which concluded at the Sector 38 (West) Sports Complex here on Friday.

DC face Kings XI test at home

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

NEW DELHI:Seeking home comfort after multiple reverses at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Capitals will be desperate to buck the trend when they take on a rejuvenated Kings XI Punjab here on Saturday.

City boys edge past Patiala

City boys edge past Patiala

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Chandigarh registered a 5-3 win over Hockey Patiala on the fourth day of the 2nd Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament here on Friday.

Tension grips MDC as two bodies recovered

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PANCHKULA:Tension gripped the Mansa Devi Complex area after two bodies of unidentified persons were recovered from the area in the past 24 hours.

BSP’s Naresh Saran to file nomination today

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMBALA:Loktantra Suraksha Party-Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Naresh Saran could not file his nomination papers as the bank account number mentioned on his nomination papers was opened today, whereas as per the guidelines, the bank account must be at least one-day old.

BJP rebel Kainth joins Congress

BJP rebel Kainth joins Congress

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the BJP is yet to decide on its candidate, the Congress has continued its drive to catch big fish from other parties.

Automobile firms fined, told to cough up Rs 50,000

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Mumbai, and Harbir Automobile Private Limited, Chandigarh, to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the complainant for deficiency in service and unfair trade practice, which caused mental agony and harassment to the complainant.

Migrant found murdered at Mohali village

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:A migrant was found murdered at Papri village here today.

Woman, paramour held for husband’s murder in Lalru

Woman, paramour held for husband’s murder in Lalru

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

LALRU:The police today claimed to have cracked a blind murder case with the arrest of two suspects, including the wife of the deceased.

Head Constable suspended for insubordination

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Head Constable (HC) posted at the Sector 26 police station has been suspended for insubordination by the Chandigarh police after he reportedly argued with an SHO over phone.

Youth held for theft at Sector 27 house

Youth held for theft at Sector 27 house

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after a theft was reported at a NRI’s house in Sector 27 here, the UT police arrested the suspect while riding a stolen Activa scooter.

Court acquits four of setting vehicles on fire

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today acquitted four persons of the charge of setting four vehicles on fire.

Cops release sketch of suspectRAPE IN CAB

Cops release sketch of suspect

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:After failing to get any clue about the suspect’s identity in the car rape case, the Mohali police today released an artist’s impression of his facial description.

12 injured in clash at Pinjore village

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PANCHKULA:Tension gripped Mollewali village, falling under the Charniya panchayat in the Pinjore sub-division, as two groups of residents pelted stones at each other over the laying of rainwater drainage pipe in the village.

Dept snaps power supply to house of Mayor’s kin

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Electricity Department today snapped the connection of a three-storey house in Maloya, which is owned by a relative of Chandigarh Mayor Rajesh Kumar Kalia.

Folk dance spectacle mesmerises audience

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:‘Nritya arpan’, a Kathak dance festival, was held at Tagore Theatre here today.

2 bouncers among four held for brawl outside Sec 7 club

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A brawl was reported between bouncers and a few youths outside Social club in Sector 7 here on April 18.

CBSE asks schools to make art subject must for Classes I to X

CBSE asks schools to make art subject must for Classes I to X

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:To make learning exciting and interesting, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed all its schools to make art subject mandatory for Classes I to X for the upcoming academic session.

Sarangpur centre to ease PGI load

Sarangpur centre to ease PGI load

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: A brand new satellite centre, spread over 50.76 acres, will be constructed by the PGI at Sarangpur. Three essential departments - the OPD, Trauma Centre and Cancer Centre - will be moved to the new building, which will be constructed in close proximity to the existing one.

Lawyer, bailiff hold up train at Mohali

Lawyer, bailiff hold up train at Mohali

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:High drama was witnessed at the Mohali railway station this morning when a local advocate, along with a court bailiff, tried to prevent the Chandigarh-Amritsar Inter-City train from proceeding further, claiming that the train, along with the railway station, had been attached by a local court in a case of compensation pertaining to land acquisition.

25-year-old held for raping minor

25-year-old held for raping minor

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

MOHALI: The local police have arrested a 25-year-old person for raping a 17-year-old girl, who came in his contact through Facebook here.

Man awarded 5-yr jail for sexual assault on minor

Man awarded 5-yr jail for sexual assault on minor

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sentenced a 32-year-old man to five years in jail for sexual assault on a minor girl.

One killed in road accident

One killed in road accident

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

Patiala: Gurmail Singh, a resident of Bakshiwala was killed in a road mishap.

YAD leader booked on rape charge

YAD leader booked on rape charge

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA:The police have registered a rape against the Youth Akali Dal leader, Sahil Goyal, a resident of Chatha Nanu Mal, following a complaint by a 19-year-old girl.

Man held for outraging woman’s modesty in city

Man held for outraging woman’s modesty in city

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 56-year-old man has been arrested for outraging the modesty of a woman in Chandigarh.

PU celebrates birth anniv of Urdu poet

PU celebrates birth anniv of Urdu poet

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Alumni Association (PUAA), in collaboration with the Department of Urdu, Panjab University, conducted a seminar to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Padma Shri awardee Janab Kashmiri Lal Zakir here today.

BRIEFLY

2 caught with Rs 12 lakh charas

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two drug peddlers, natives of Nepal, have been arrested by the local police with 12 kg of charas, valued at around Rs 12 lakh.

ASI molests student, let off after apology

ASI molests student, let off after apology

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

ROPAR: An assistant sub-inspector was nabbed by relatives of a nursing student after he allegedly molested her during a bus journey from Chandigarh to Ropar today.

City to host Asian Billiards and Snooker Championship

City to host Asian Billiards and Snooker Championship

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh will host the 18th Asian Billiards, 20th U-21 Asian Snooker and the 3rd Ladies Asian Snooker Championships from April 27.

India coach should be a good man-manager, says Gurpreet

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

KOLKATA:Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wants the Indian football team coach to be a good man-manager above all, as he feels that will push them to do well as a unit.

Abhishek shoots to top

Abhishek shoots to top

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Delhi’s Abhishek Verma shot a total of 146 to pip Rajat Chauhan of Rajasthan and claim the top spot in the men’s compound competition on the second day of the NTPC All-India Ranking Archery Championship here on Thursday.

SGGS stun Punjab Police

SGGS stun Punjab Police

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Raman scored a brace as Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) College stunned defending champions Punjab Police 3-1 on the third day of the Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament here on Thursday.

Unknown person booked for swindling woman

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: An unknown person has been booked for duping a woman of Rs 49,000.

2 robbed of Rs 35,000

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

Zirakpur: Two unidentified armed persons allegedly robbed two employees of a gas agency of Rs 35,000 near Nabha village here today.

8 hurt in group clash

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

KURALI (KHARAR): Eight persons of Chandpur village were injured in a group clash here this morning.

Investigation bureau starts probe into Neha murder case

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

KHARAR: A team of Bureau of Investigation (BoI) today visited the office of the Food and Drug Administration and started investigation into the murder of Neha Shoree, Zonal Licensing Authority, who was shot dead in her office on March 29.

Dadu Majra to get rid of stench

Dadu Majra to get rid of stench

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

Chandigarh: Finally, residents of Dadu Majra will get relief from stench emanating from the dumping ground as a technical committee of the Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) has approved the request for proposal (RFP) for mining of legacy waste and recovery of land at an estimated cost of Rs 40 crore.

Cancel FIR against revenue officials, Mohali SSP told

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

MOHALI: Mohali Deputy Commissioner-cum-Collector Gurpreet Kaur Sapra today shot a communiqué to Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harcharan Singh Bhullar, asking him to cancel an FIR against two revenue officials in a land fraud case as the matter was already pending in the court of the Kharar SDM here.

PGI  to hold free screening for Hepatitis B & C patients todayWORLD LIVER DAY TODAY

PGI to hold free screening for Hepatitis B & C patients today

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PGI will hold a free screening for Hepatitis B and C patients on the occasion of World Liver Day at the liver clinic on the fourth floor of the new OPD here on Friday.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST DOCTOR

Women panel serves notice on PGI Director

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Commission for Women, New Delhi, has served a notice on PGI Director Jagat Ram in a sexual harassment complaint lodged by a former research scholar over “inaction” against the accused doctor.

Victim refuses to ‘recognise’ rape accused cop

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Mumbai-based model today refused to recognise dismissed Sub-Inspector Naveen Phogat in her rape case during resumed hearing in the court.

Mohali resident walks free in rash driving case

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has acquitted a man in a case of rash driving.

No headway in Mohali rape case

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

MOHALI: Three days after the rape of a 22-year-old newlywed woman in a car in broad daylight, the Mohali police have failed to make any headway.

Chaos reigns supreme on PGI campus

Chaos reigns supreme on PGI campus

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the authorities seemingly sitting silent over parking mess at the PGI, chaos continues to reign supreme on the campus every day.

Motilal School win cricket tournamentIPSC CHAMPIONSHIP

Motilal School win cricket tournament

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA:Motilal Nehru School of Sports (MNSS), Rai, defeated Yadavindra Public School (YPS) by 6 wickets to clinch their first ever All-India IPSC Six-a-Side Cricket boy’s (U-17) tournament on Thursday.

Farmers allege wheat crop loss, in girdawari report it’s all fine

Farmers allege wheat crop loss, in girdawari report it’s all fine

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA:Unprecedented rainfall in the Patiala district from the last two days has led to severe crop damage.

MC cancels Tandon’s event after faux pas

MC cancels Tandon’s event after faux pas

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: High drama was witnessed in the office of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation after officials cancelled a blood donation camp to be organised by Competent Foundation of UT BJP president Sanjay Tandon at the Community Centre in Sector 48 tomorrow.

Tohras all set to join SAD

Tohras all set to join SAD

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA:Harmail Singh Tohra and his wife, Kuldeep Kaur Tohra, who had joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls would be joining the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on April 20.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

First-time voters seek employment

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Tribune analysed mood of the first-time voters and their priorities ahead of the 2019 General Election scheduled in the UT on May 19.

St Stephen's, ToganSCHOOL NOTES

St Stephen's, Togan

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

The celebration of Holy Week - Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday to Easter Sunday - was marked by a musical programme at St Stephen''s School.

Lecture on future warfare

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Defence and National Security Studies, PU, organised a special lecture on ‘Understanding future warfare’ by Lt Gen PJS Pannu here today.

India-Egypt research in progress

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Abdou Saad El-Tabl, a renowned chemist from the Menoufia University, Egypt, is at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) for a research project.

Experts: Regional approach must for maintaining ecology

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A symposium on ‘Natural Landscapes’ was held at the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Sector 12, here today.

Commerce college pupils awarded degree

Commerce college pupils awarded degree

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The annual convocation and prize distribution function were organised at Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 50, here today.

Create sections for all mediums, DEO directs principals

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Education Officer today directed all government school principals to make sure that students are not being discouraged by being taught in the language they don’t prefer.

Ryan drops undertaking; fresh plaint against Mount Carmel

Ryan drops undertaking; fresh plaint against Mount Carmel

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ryan International School, Sector 49, withdrew the undertaking it sought from parents, restricting them from interacting with the media, after it appeared before the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) today.

Ex-BSP leaders join Congress

Ex-BSP leaders join Congress

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The poll campaign of Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal got a boost today when former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders Jannat Jahan and Hafiz Anwar-ul-Haq joined the party.

Kirron goes slow on campaigning, junks rumours

Kirron goes slow on campaigning, junks rumours

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: With BJP MP Kirron Kher going slow on campaigning in Chandigarh for the past few days, speculation is rife that the party is contemplating shifting her to some other constituency, particularly Amritsar in Punjab.

Juveniles make off with Rs5L at wedding

Juveniles make off with Rs5L at wedding

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A bag containing “shagun” and around Rs 5 lakh was stolen by two juveniles at a wedding function in Zirakpur.

88 city cops opt out of service in 9 yearsBURNT OUT

88 city cops opt out of service in 9 years

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A job in the Police Department is considered among the much-sought-after government jobs, but surprisingly 88 police personnel in the rank of constable to inspector took voluntary retirement from the UT police in the past nine years.

3 killed as tractor hits bike

3 killed as tractor hits bike

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

ROPAR: Three youths were killed in a road accident on the Mianpur-Ballamgarh-Mandwara road near here last evening.

3 snatchers held, did it for drugs

3 snatchers held, did it for drugs

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three miscreants, all drug addicts, were arrested by the UT police for snatching cash and documents from a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, in Sector 38 on Tuesday night.

Institute removes pathway tiles affixed by authorities

Institute removes pathway tiles affixed by authorities

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:Owners of a newly opened immigration office at Beant Singh complex in Choti Baradari here have allegedly removed tiles that were affixed by the government from a public pathway without any permission from the Municipal Corporation (MC).

IN BRIEF

AAP not to join hands with Cong

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

Chandigarh: The local AAP leadership has claimed that the party will not join hands with the city Congress for the Lok Sabha elections.

SCHOOL NOTES

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

The Panchkula District Chess Championship was held at Bhavan Vidyalaya in which 13 teams from schools across the district participated.

Tennis championship from April 19

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

Mohali: Roots Tennis Academy will organise a three-day open championship from April 19-21.

JUNIOR LEAGUE

RGS log 2-0 win over UPFC

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:RoundGlass Sports (RGS) defeated United Punjab Football Club (UPFC) 2-0 in a Hero Junior League (Punjab Zone) match in Pathankot.

Ravi helps ICF edge past IAF

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ravi scored a brace as Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, stunned hosts Indian Air Force (IAF) 3-1 on the second day of Marshal Arjan Singh International Memorial Hockey Championship here on Wednesday.

Sumandeep, Mangal claim lead

Sumandeep, Mangal claim lead

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sumandeep Kaur of AIPSCB scored four points to lead women’s recurve Group-I on the opening day of the NTPC All-India Ranking Archery Championship at the Sector 17 circus ground here on Wednesday.

Five swimming pools to open next week

Five swimming pools to open next week

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Five out of the existing nine swimming pools under the UT Sports Department will be thrown open to the public from the next week.

Millers want cash security refunded

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: The Punjab Rice Millers Association has warned the state government to immediately release the security of Rs 5 lakh per rice mill of all those millers who have delivered the custom milling rice as per the contract made with the procurement agencies, otherwise they will be forced to protest.

150 boxes of illicit liquor seized

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:During a checking conducted by the police — led by the Rajpura Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) — in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, 150 boxes of country-made liquor were seized near Gagan Chowk in Rajpura.

Man arrested with pistol

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:The police have arrested a youth and recovered a pistol from his possession.

Clogged sewer pipes cause inconvenience

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:Sewerage pipes near the Nabha Gate continue to remain clogged and the dirty water keeps leaking on the road connecting lower Mall Road and Beant Singh Chowk.

Two women among four booked for murder

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:A resident of Mohali district has alleged that in-laws of his daughter killed her and cremated her without informing him.

Former naib tehsildar, others booked for fraud

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

KHARAR: A former naib tehsildar of Majri Sub-Tehsil in Kharar, one patwari and some directors of a company have been booked on the charge of committing a fraud.

Two minors kidnapped

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:A resident of Urban Estate here has alleged that some unidentified persons have kidnapped his two daughters by luring them on the pretext of marriage.

College holds awareness rally

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

KHARAR: NSS volunteers of the Doaba College of Education organised a voter awareness rally to create awareness about the importance of voting and exercising the right to franchise.

Making best out of waste

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Parijai Genus, in association with the NSWO, organised their annual event at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16.

Old-age home

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: At Toganpur village near Dera Bassi, poet Ashok Bhandari Nadir (72), has set up an old-age home — ‘Par Brahma Asra’.

Rain spoils wheat bags at grain markets

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

AMBALA: Hundreds of wheat bags were drenched due to unwanted rainfall at the grain market in Ambala City late this evening.

Rlys told to give retirement benefits to staffer’s widow

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the Railways to give retirement benefits to the widow of an employee who had worked for the Northern Railway.

Panel dismisses IndusInd Bank’s appeal

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has upheld the order of the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum while dismissing the appeal of IndusInd Bank.

6 of family booked for defrauding jeweller

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

MOHALI: The local police today claimed to have booked six members of a Panchkula-based family for defrauding a city-based jeweller of Rs 22.

Inquiry marked against suspended Sohana SHO

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have initiated a departmental inquiry against the suspended SHO of the Sohana police station for sending junior cop to investigate the rape case.

Murder bid: Bail plea of 2 suspects junked

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has denied bail to two persons who were arrested on attempt to murder and other charges.

Rs 11.74 lakh relief for mishap victim’s kin

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 11.74 lakh to the family of a 39-year-old man who was killed in a mishap last year.

Two swindlers in cyber cell net

Two swindlers in cyber cell net

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The cyber crime investigation cell of the UT police has arrested two persons for duping a city trader by fraudulently transferring money from his bank account.

IN GOOD FAITH

In search of an enlightened one

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

This couplet by saint Kabir lays emphasis on the importance that a guru holds for a seeker on the path of the Truth.

Students want parents to attend convocation

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the PU is gearing up for its 68th convocation on April 28 at the Gymnasium Hall, a notice given to students has stirred commotion.

Ray of hope eludes Kiran CinemaSINGLE-SCREEN NOSTALGIA

Ray of hope eludes Kiran Cinema

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

Currently, Kiran Cinema is running a movie, Total Dhamaal, four times a day. At the 3 pm show, the audience, occupying only about 20 seats out of the total 500, cracks up as Johnny Lever graces the screen.

Freedom fighters’ portraits struggle to live on

Freedom fighters’ portraits struggle to live on

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:The fate of nearly 500 books on the country’s freedom struggle and portraits of freedom fighters have been left to the mercy of termites and leaking roof at the National Gallery of Portraits in Sector 17.

3 city students shortlisted for ISRO programme

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three city students have been selected for the Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA-2019) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to be held from May 13 to May 25 at Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad.

Child rights panel summons Ryan Int’l, Mount Carmel

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) today summoned Ryan International School, Sector 49, and Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, to appear before it tomorrow as both schools had recently asked parents to sign an undertaking restricting them from interacting with the media.

Mercury slips eight notches below normal

Mercury slips eight notches below normal

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Rain, coupled with wind and lightning, today brought down the maximum temperature in the city to 26.

Cop misused position: Suspects

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two suspects, who were arrested by the local police on a charge of using criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty, submitted their written statements to the DSP (Traffic) today after an inquiry was ordered following a video that went viral in which a traffic cop is seen kicking one of them.

Civic body tinkers with design of roundabouts, locals sulk

Civic body tinkers with design of roundabouts, locals sulk

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The decision of the city Municipal Corporation to change the design of roundabouts has sparked a controversy.

Soon, dial 112 for all distress calls

Soon, dial 112 for all distress calls

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The single emergency helpline number, 112, will soon be launched in Chandigarh.

Jet, set, stuck: Flights grounded

Jet, set, stuck: Flights grounded

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Jet Airways has temporarily suspended all flights from the Chandigarh airport, beginning tomorrow. The airline was currently operating six flights between Delhi and Chandigarh.

Court dismisses plea seeking Rs 20L damagesACQUITTAL IN RAPE CASE

Court dismisses plea seeking Rs 20L damages

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has dismissed a civil suit filed by a resident of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.

3 held with heroin, banned injections

3 held with heroin, banned injections

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three persons have been arrested by the Chandigarh Police from different parts of the city with heroin and banned injections.

Dubai flight lands with Rs1.15 cr  gold biscuits

Dubai flight lands with Rs1.15 cr gold biscuits

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Customs Department recovered unclaimed gold biscuits, weighing 3.5 kg, from a Dubai flight at the Chandigarh international airport here today.

Battery stolen from car, again

Battery stolen from car, again

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Yet another incident of battery theft has been reported in the city.

MC employee gets bail in graft case

MC employee gets bail in graft case

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has granted bail to an employee of the Public Health Department of the MC who was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 on March 15.

Juvenile among two held for kidnapping man, 4 at large

Juvenile among two held for kidnapping man, 4 at large

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two persons, including a juvenile, have been arrested for assaulting and kidnapping a Sector 44 resident over an old enmity.

Disabled students to get relaxations in exams

Disabled students to get relaxations in exams

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Children with special needs will get relaxations/concessions in examinations from 2020 as defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Teen killed as scooter hits SUV

Teen killed as scooter hits SUV

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

MOHALI: A 16-year old boy was killed in a road accident here today. The victim has been identified as Parkash Bahadur, a native of Nepal who was living in the Industrial Area, Phase 6, Mohali, with his mother.

PGI sees its first stitchless endoscopic spine surgery

PGI sees its first stitchless endoscopic spine surgery

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a breakthrough, the Department of Neurosurgery, PGI, has performed a stitchless endoscopic spine surgery under local anaesthesia.

BRIEFLY

Woman killed in mishap

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

Kharar: A 43-year-old woman, Vandana Khatra, a resident of Shivalik City in Kharar, was killed, while her husband suffered serious injuries when the Activa scooter they were travelling on was reportedly knocked down by an unidentified car near Mullanpur Garibdass village on Monday.

IAF off to a winning start

IAF off to a winning start

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Damanjit Singh scored a hat-trick as Indian Air Force (IAF) registered a 3-1 win over Sri Lankan Air Force in the opening match of the 2nd Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament at the 3BRD grounds here on Tuesday.

TRICITY PREMIER LEAGUE

Piyush scores 112 as UT Employees hammer Irrigation XI

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:UT Employees registered a 69-run win over Irrigation XI in a Tricity Premier League match here on Tuesday.

Manthan steers LPS to title

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

MOHALI:Manthan Sharma scored an unbeaten half-century to help the hosts Learning Paths School (LPS) beat Smart Wonder School by 61 runs and win the inaugural LPS Cricket U-13 Tournament here on Tuesday.

Budding footballers made to pay for travel

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a bizarre move, the Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) has asked a few members of its junior girls’ team to pay for the return tickets of the entire squad, including the officials, before heading for the AIFF Junior Girls Football Championship to be held in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, from April 20.

Model UN commences at Punjab Public School, Nabha

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:Former diplomat KC Singh inaugurated the three-day Model United Nations (UN) at The Punjab Public School, Nabha today.

PROTEST AGAINST ELECTION DUTY

85 Pbi varsity profs seek permission to contest General Election

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:As many as 85 Punjabi University professors today submitted applications to the varsity administration and sought permission to contest the 2019 General Election.

Rivals feeling insecure, says MP Gandhi

Rivals feeling insecure, says MP Gandhi

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) candidate from the Patiala constituency Dr Dharamvira Gandhi today said he was getting full support from the residents of the district.

SAD candidate Rakhra faces an uphill taskLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

SAD candidate Rakhra faces an uphill task

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:Following a poor show of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the 2017 Assembly polls and panchayat election held in December 2018, the SAD’s candidate from the Patiala constituency Surjit Singh Rakhra would be facing an uphill task to turn the tide in his favour.

Three booked for cultivating poppy crop

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:The Police have booked three farmers for cultivating poppy in their fields.

Bansal blames BJP for city’s traffic, parking problems

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Chandigarh and former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has blamed the BJP for the city’s continuing traffic and parking woes.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Suspense on BJP pick still on

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ruling out factionalism within the city BJP as a possible reason for the delay in announcing the name of its Lok Sabha candidate, Chandigarh BJP election in-charge Capt Abhimanyu said, “Shubhmahurat is yet to come”.

BJP launches 2 poll campaign vehicles

BJP launches 2 poll campaign vehicles

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the BJP is yet to announce its Lok Sabha election candidate for Chandigarh, it has strengthened on poll campaigning with the launch of two campaign vehicles today.

RUCKUS AT OBSERVATION HOME

DPO submits CCTV footage, report to Judge

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

AMBALA: The District Programme Officer, Ambala, has submitted CCTV footage and a report to District and Sessions Judge Vikram Aggarwal regarding the incident that took place inside the observation home on April 12.

Yoga, meditation camp concludes

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A five-day camp, ‘Health and Stress Management through Yoga and Meditation’, concluded here today at Banga Bhawan, Sector 35-C.

Bike theft suspects sent to judicial custody

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

KHARAR: The five suspects, who were arrested by the Ghauran police following the recovery of 10 stolen motorcycles, were remanded in judicial custody by a local court here today.

HSVP all set to develop software

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PANCHKULA: To facilitate the transfer of properties in a single window system, the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) is set to develop software after which buyers and sellers will not have to visit the tehsil office at Mini Secretariat for giving finger prints.

Alert sounded after threat letter to blow up rly stations

Alert sounded after threat letter to blow up rly stations

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

AMBALA: Officials at the Ambala Cantonment railway station today received a threat letter purportedly from Jaish-e-Mohammad area commander Masoor Ahmad to blow up railway stations and religious places in Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.

Woman dupes youth of Rs15 lakh, booked

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A woman has been booked by the local police for allegedly duping a youth of Rs 15 lakh on the pretext of sending him to the USA.

Election Dept seeks help of RWAs to increase polling

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: In order to increase the voting percentage, the Election Department has sought the help of the resident welfare associations (RWAs).

Penalty on sweets shop owner cut

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Sessions Judge (Food Safety Appellate Tribunal) has reduced the penalty imposed on the owner of a sweets shop from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10,000.

Fire at saw mill triggers panic

Fire at saw mill triggers panic

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panic gripped residents of Raipur Khurd after a fire broke out at a saw mill near the old Airport traffic light point in the wee hours of today.

Guard, caretaker booked as 2 inmates flee juvenile home

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A security guard and a caretaker at the Juvenile Justice Home, Sector 25, have been booked for negligence after two inmates escaped on April 15.

Low water pressure leaves city residents high and dry

Low water pressure leaves city residents high and dry

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Water supply at low pressure badly hit residents of many sectors in the city today.

Gurukul Global, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Gurukul Global, Chandigarh

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

Gurukul Global School celebrated Baisakhi with fervour. A special assembly was conducted wherein students apprised of the importance of the festival through a powerpoint presentation.

Seminar on Guru Nanak

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The University School of Open Learning (USOL), Panjab University, organised a national seminar on ‘Guru Nanak and Our Times’ to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev today.

Translation training

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Hindi, PU, in collaboration with the Central Translation Bureau, New Delhi, and Nagar Rajbhasha Karyanrayan Samiti will organise a five-day translation training programme from April 22 to 26.

3 generations of a family share stage

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

Chandigarh: Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi celebrated the 70th birthday of Punjabi folk singer Dolly Guleria at the Randhawa Auditorium here today.

150 docs felicitated at award ceremony

150 docs felicitated at award ceremony

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Society for Scientific Research and Studies, in association with the International Association Trust, organised the Pankosmia Talents of Healthcare Professionals (PTH Awards-2019) in Zirakpur on Sunday.

Workshop on chemistry of vaccine, immunology

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: An international workshop on the theme of ‘Chemistry of Vaccine and Immunology’ was organised at the Department of Chemistry, PU, wherein several academicians delivered talks on the topic.

Air Marshal inaugurates new facilities for Mi-17 overhaul

Air Marshal inaugurates new facilities for Mi-17 overhaul

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal RKS Shera, inaugurated new infrastructural facilities for the repair and overhaul of Mi-17 V5 helicopter airframes and their aero engines during his visit to No. 3 Base Repair Depot here today.

Videotaped kicking man, SI promoted

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A few days after the video of a sub-inspector (SI) posted in the traffic wing went viral in which he is seen kicking a suspect, who reportedly deterred the police from discharging their duty, the UT Police Department gave him On Rank Promotion (ORP), though the inquiry against him is still pending.

School bus fare up, twice in 6 months; parents fume

School bus fare up, twice in 6 months; parents fume

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: School bus fare has been hiked by Rs 1,200 per child per annum from April, despite a hike in September last. The Chandigarh School Bus Operators’ Welfare Association had suggested a hike of Rs 100 per child per month.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
A show of strength: AAP, BJP candidates take out roadshows; file nominations

A show of strength: AAP, BJP candidates take out roadshows; file nominations

23 Apr 2019 | 7:09 AM

NEW DELHI:The second last day of filing nominations today witnessed roadshows and havan-punjan in Delhi when three BJP candidates, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Manoj Tiwari and Parvesh Verma, filed nominations for the Lok Sabha polls in their respective parliamentary constituencies.

Udit Raj seeks BJP ticket; tweets disappointment

23 Apr 2019 | 7:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Sitting BJP MP from Northwest Delhi today tweeted to the party''s national president, Amit Shah, for not being given ticket so far though today is second last day of nominations.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST CJI

DU students demand special probe panel

23 Apr 2019 | 7:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Students of Law Faculty of Delhi University today demanded a special probe committee comprising Supreme Court judges be set up to enquire into the allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi made by a former junior court assistant.

Delhi to experience Rajasthani folk music

23 Apr 2019 | 7:09 AM

NEW DELHI:ShowCase Events will organise the second edition of the ''Sounds from the Desert'' on April 26 at Sirifort Auditorium where Rajasthani folk songs and traditional dances will be performed.

Permanent bicycle parking lots for Metro commuters

22 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

NEW DELHI:To promote environment-friendly mode of transportation among the Metro commuters, the DMRC has introduced permanent space for bicycle stands at its Metro stations which have provision of dedicated parking lots.

Two-day meet to draft policy for safety in transporting schoolkids

22 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

In 2018, as many as 655 children below the age of 18 years mostly school going died in road accidents in Delhi alone, as per data available from Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

BJP announces four candidates

22 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

In Delhi, where the last day of filing nominations is just two days away April 23, the BJP today announced candidates for four of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies repeating sitting MPs union minister Harshvardhan from Chandni Chowk, Pravesh Verma from West Delhi, Manoj Tiwari from Northeast Delhi and Ramesh Biduri from South Delhi.

Upsurge in crime: Jangpura Ext. residents protest police ‘apathy’

22 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

NEW DELHI:The residents of Jangpura Extension today held a protest against the recent spate of thefts and snatching-related incidents in the area.

No headway in Tiwari’s son’s murder case

22 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Mysterious death of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari seems to be getting complicated as after 60 hours of the murder, police is not able to pin down the accused.

Fire breaks out at Gaffar Market shops

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: A fire broke out in two mobile repair shops in Karol Bagh’s Gaffar Market today. According to a fire official, they received information about the fire around 11.50 pm and five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

45-year-old man shot dead in Bawana

45-year-old man shot dead in Bawana

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: A 45-year-old man was allegedly shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-borne men in outer Delhi’s Bawana area today.

Rahul warned against ticket to Sajjan’s brother

Rahul warned against ticket to Sajjan’s brother

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Eminent Sikh leader Manjit Singh (GK) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa warned the Congress against giving ticket to 1984 anti-Sikh riot accused Sajjan Kumar’s brother Ramesh Kumar from the South Delhi constituency.

Metro police arrest two pickpockets

Metro police arrest two pickpockets

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Two pickpockets, who were allegedly active in Delhi Metro for a while, were arrested today. The accused were identified as Manoj Gupta (32) and Sandeep (24).

‘Contract killer’ in crime branch net

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: An alleged contract killer — Rajender (34) — wanted in a murder case and carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head has been arrested by the STF Crime Branch.

Sheila Dikshit inaugurates poll control room

Sheila Dikshit inaugurates poll control room

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: The opening of a centralised control room for the Lok Sabha elections in the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters may be a cue that the party Congress will fight on all seven Parliamentary seats.

Kejriwal thwarted PMAY in capital: Vijender Gupta

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Vijender Gupta, Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had deliberately thwarted the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Alliance with Cong not possible in Delhi: AAP

Alliance with Cong not possible in Delhi: AAP

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party today said an alliance just in Delhi was not possible after the Congress refused to have a tie-up anywhere else. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said giving three seats to the Congress in the national capital would mean “giving three seats to the BJP”, when asked his opinion on the 4:3 seat sharing formula proposed by the Congress.

AIIMS docs threaten to go on strike if admin fails to act on theft complaints

AIIMS docs threaten to go on strike if admin fails to act on theft complaints

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: Resident doctors of the AIIMS have threatened to go on strike if the administration fails to take action against rising cases of theft on the campus claiming their complaints have not been redressed yet.

Biker killed in accident on Signature Bridge

Biker killed in accident on Signature Bridge

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: A motorcyclist died at Signature Bridge on Thursday after a metal wire pierced his chest, said a police official. The body was found by a passerby lying near the divider of the bridge. The passerby informed the police.

Two arrested with weapons, live rounds

Two arrested with weapons, live rounds

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: The police have arrested two gamblers turned security providers at gambling points for possessing illegal weapons, said a police official.

3 dead, 1 hurt as autorickshaw overturns

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: Three people were killed and one more was injured today when their autorickshaw overturned after the driver lost control over the vehicle and collided with a divider at a high speed in New Friends Colony a police official said.

Chadha to take out roadshow against Bidhuri

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: Before filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha will take out a "Gundaraj Mukhti Raj" yatra against incumbent BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri on Sunday.

DCW helps bust sex racket in North Delhi

DCW helps bust sex racket in North Delhi

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: A prostitution racket was busted after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) received an anonymous call on its helpline 181 about a prostitution racket being run from a house in his neighbourhood in Aman Vihar in the national capital.

Pact with Cong: AAP postpones nominations of 3 candidates

Pact with Cong: AAP postpones nominations of 3 candidates

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: The AAP has announced its decision to postpone the nomination of its candidates in a last attempt to work out an alliance with the Congress for the Lok Sabha elections.

AAP West Delhi candidate files papers; affidavit  found ‘incomplete’

AAP West Delhi candidate files papers; affidavit found ‘incomplete’

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP West Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jahkar, today filed his nominations at the DM office in Raja Garden, but his affidavit was found to be "incomplete" by the election authorities. As per returning officer concerned, the row on government tax dues was left incomplete and Jakhar has to complete the form in all respect before the last date of scrutiny on April 24

413 cartons of liquor seized

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The police have seized a huge haul of liquor and arrested two bootleggers in this connection, said a police official.

Metro trains to run on solar power too

Metro trains to run on solar power too

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The DMRC from now on will use solar power for running its trains.

Delhi Police launches two emergency helplines

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police launched two 24x7 helpline numbers 155270 and 155271 as a precautionary measure to curb noise pollution and incidents of mob lynching in the national capital.

Waqf Board: Gupta urges LG to take note of changes in financial powers

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Senior Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta today urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to take cognisance of alleged changes in financial powers of the Delhi Waqf Board authorities.

BJP leader asks college youth to vote for ‘constructive politics’

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Pitching for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav today encouraged the youth to vote for constructive politics and positive thoughts saying that the new voters of the country have got the world's best leadership in the form of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shoe attack: Security lapse at BJP HQ

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:An incident of shoe hurling at a BJP MP today raised questions about the security lapses at the party national headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg.

Missing boy united with family after two years

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:A minor boy, who has gone missing two years ago, found in a gurdwara and united with his family.

Fire at car showroom

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:A fire broke out at a car showroom in the Mahipalpur area, southwest Delhi, this morning, said a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official.

Four held for killing friend over enmity

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:Four persons were arrested for killing a friend for an old enmity in Neb Sarai today, said a police official.

3 in police net for cheating people

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:Three men were arrested for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of providing them Customer Service Point (CSP) of a bank under an e-governance scheme by creating a fake website, a police official said today.

Man arrested for raping minor niece

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:A 50-year-old man was arrested today in Najafgarh for allegedly raping his minor niece on multiple occasions, said DCP Anto Alphonso (Dwarka District).

Women donate parts of livers to save each other’s husband

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:Two women gave a fresh lease of life to each other's husbands, who were suffering from "end-stage liver disease", through a swap transplant, doctors said today.

AAP-Cong alliance: Sikh voters will feel ‘betrayed’, says BJP

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:The BJP has reminded the AAP for assurances it had made to the Sikh community during assembly elections saying that AAP's convenor Arvind Kejriwal should think twice before alliance with the Congress.

Wedding venue gutted in fire

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: A major fire breaks out at a wedding venue in Subhash Palace, said a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official.

Bala Sahib Hospital: DSGMC looks for way out

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: The DSGMC is trying to find a way out of the controversial Bala Sahib Hospital adjacent to Gurdwara Bala Sahib near Sarai Kale Khan.

Tiwari’s son dies aged 39

Tiwari’s son dies aged 39

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of the late Uttarakhand Chief Minister ND Tiwari, died here today, police and hospital officials said. He was 39.

LS polls: 12 file nominations on first day

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: On the first day of filing nomination papers for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi 12 candidates, including 10 from unrecognised parties, filed their papers today for the parliamentary polls in Delhi slated to happen on May 12.

Sealing: BJP wants permanent solution

Sealing: BJP wants permanent solution

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: The BJP is looking for permanent solution to end the traders'' crisis of sealing their establishments in non-confirming areas. Getting passed an ordinance for just one year is not solution, said Delhi unit chief of the BJP Manoj Tiwari and Union minister Vijay Goel in a joint statement.

Cong, AAP stick to guns on alliance

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: A day after AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and Congress president Rahul Gandhi blamed each other for breakdown in long-drawn talks for an electoral pact, the Congress today dug its heels on tucking with the AAP only in the national capital even as the Delhi''s ruling party agreed to negotiate with the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which had refused any pact with the Congress, in Haryana.

SC to hear plea against quashing of PC kin case

SC to hear plea against quashing of PC kin case

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the Income Tax Department’s appeal challenging the Madras High Court order which quashed criminal prosecution against senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s family members under the Black Money law.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Farmers say they find mention only in speeches of leaders

Farmers say they find mention only in speeches of leaders

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Farmers found their mention in Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s speech today. The latter was in the city to accompany sitting MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh in filing his nomination papers.

2.5-hour wait, hot weather keep crowd unresponsive at Cong rally

2.5-hour wait, hot weather keep crowd unresponsive at Cong rally

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The crowd at a rally organised by the Congress during the filing of nomination papers of Jalandhar Lok Sabha candidate and sitting MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh today was apparently not much responsive.

FIGHT AGAINST STUBBLE BURNING

Book on success stories of farmers, villages soon

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The Agriculture Department will soon be releasing a book which will include success stories of farmers and villages that stopped burning paddy stubble last year.

Mystery shrouds death of 3 residents in village

Mystery shrouds death of 3 residents in village

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

PHILLAUR: After the mysterious deaths of three residents during the past two days in nearby Gannapind village, which was adopted by Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary, the ongoing election campaign came to a halt in the village here today.

11 inmates booked after video shot in jail uploaded on social media

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The police have booked 11 inmates of the Hoshiarpur Central Jail under various sections of the IT Act and Prisons Act for reportedly uploading a video and selfies on social media from the jail.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Webcasting to be done in 50 pc booths: DC

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Isha Kalia said: “Vehicles carrying electronic Voting Machines EVM and Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines to the booths and back will be fitted with GPS devices so that the vehicles carrying machines can be monitored.

Make art education must for students, schools told

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

JALANDHAR: In a recent circular issued to schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the board has asked the schools to make ‘Art Education’, a mandatory subject for the students of Class I to Class II.

Expenditure observer reviews arrangements in Hoshiarpur

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Anil Kumar Lubana, the Expenditure Observer (EO), appointed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha constituency, reached here today.

Translated version of Basra ki Galian released at college

Translated version of Basra ki Galian released at college

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Hindi novelist Ajay Sharma’s petro fiction ‘Basra ki Galian’, on which 10 MPhils have been completed and is prescribed in MA Hindi (Sem I) in Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar and Punjabi University, Patiala, has been translated into English as ‘Basra Streets’ by Sandeep Chahal, an English Professor at Doaba College.

Silk fest fails to draw shoppers

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The ongoing exhibition of silk and cotton traders under the theme ‘Shopping Fest-19’ at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, being organised to promote world famous hand knitted designs, including block printed fabric, Koa fabric, Cikan, cotton and silk fabrics by artisans from across the country, has failed to serve the purpose as only 50 to 70 residents have attended the fest so far.

BRIEFLY

Man hangs self to death

23 Apr 2019 | 7:55 AM

PHAGWARA: Gurnam Chand, a resident of Paddi-Jagir village, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree on Sunday. The police said stress was said to be the cause behind the extreme step.

526 students take entrance for Meritorious School

526 students take entrance for Meritorious School

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: A total of 526 students from the district today appeared in the entrance examination for the Meritorious School on Sunday.

Bibi Bhani Complex residents protest lack of basic amenities

Bibi Bhani Complex residents protest lack of basic amenities

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Bibi Bhani Complex Allottees (Pidit) Association and residents of Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave held a peaceful protest-cum-meeting against the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) here today on the Bibi Bhani Complex premises, demanding redressal of their grievances.

‘Virat Sandesh’ releasedCOLLEGE NOTES

‘Virat Sandesh’ released

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

DASUYA (HOSHIARPUR): College magazine ‘Virat Sandesh’ and annual report of the JCDAV College, Dasuya, was released during the 45th Annual Convocation and 26th Prize Distribution function held on the college campus.

Dunk it like 15-yr-old Harsimran

Dunk it like 15-yr-old Harsimran

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: For Harsimran Kaur’s father, it is a reply to all those who had one told him that after two daughters, he should have had a son.

Ghadar anniversary: A wealthy US peasant, the key mobiliser

Ghadar anniversary: A wealthy US peasant, the key mobiliser

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Nearly 116 years ago, on April 13, 1913, the foundation of the Ghadar Party was laid by some Indians in California. Starting off a movement of overseas Indians, an integral part of the Ghadar movement was the country’s peasantry, which was instrumental is mobilising a revolution against the British during the freedom struggle.

Two nabbed with car snatched from Moga

Two nabbed with car snatched from Moga

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar (Rural) police arrested two persons and busted a gang of vehicle lifters who were caught along with an Innova car bearing the registration number PB-32-H-4032.

Youth killed in accident: Family blocks road

Youth killed in accident: Family blocks road

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

HARIANA (HOSHIARPUR): The Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road remained blocked for around three hours today by the family members of a youth Vinay who had died on Saturday in a road accident on the Hariana-Dasuya road.

Bhardwaj is PPCC secretary

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

PHAGWARA: Commission Agents Association president Naresh Bhardwaj has been appointed secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee by PPCC president Sunil Jakhar.

3 die of drug overdose

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

PHILLAUR: Three drugs addicts, identified as Karnail Singh, Gurmail Singh and Tersem Lal, died due to alleged overdose of drugs in the past two days in Gaanapind village near here.

SCHOOL NOTES

Safety week celebrated

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

Safety week was celebrated from April 10-12 with great zeal. Various activities were organised on the campus to mark the occasion.

To nip poll trouble in the bud, 33 POs held

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: With just 28 days left for the Lok Sabha polls in the state, the State Election Commission is keeping a watch over criminal activities in the state.

Experts dwell on GST, its various aspects

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), in association with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Germany, organised a seminar on the recent developments, issues, audit and annual return under GST in which DS Garcha, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (AETC), Jalandhar, was the chief guest.

Roadways workers seek redressal of issues

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Punjab Roadways/ Punbus Contract Workers Union held a meeting at the city bus stand on Sunday, in which they urged the government to put an end to the recruitment of workers through outsource contractual process.

Cricket match for voter awareness

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

PHAGWARA: A cricket match was organised bythe local administration in collaboration with Lovely Professional University at the LPU Campus on Sunday.

Committed to holding free and fair polls: DC

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today asked the Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) to be more vigilant to ensure effective and transparent functioning of the expenditure monitoring teams in the district.

Nomination process for Lok Sabha polls begins today

Nomination process for Lok Sabha polls begins today

22 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Filing of nominations for the Lok Sabha polls is going to start from tomorrow in the district. The nominations for the General Elections would be received by the Deputy Commissioner who is also the District Election Officer in his court from 11 am to 3 pm.

IN BRIEF

Nigerian nabbed with heroin

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

Jalandhar: A Nigerian national has been arrested with 110 gm of heroin by the rural police. During a naka at the Bholath turn in Kartarpur, a man got off a mini-bus and hurriedly threw a packet on the floor.

Coffee with grandparentsCAMPUS NOTES

Coffee with grandparents

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

Jalandhar: An activity, ‘Coffee with Grandparents’ was conducted at Delhi Public School for the students of Class III.

Admn to hold meet with PWD union on April 22

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Due to the continuous protest by Public Works Department (PWD) workers, against the termination of 130 outsource lift operators, the government today assured the members of the Union that a meeting in this regard would be held on April 22.

Robotic knee surgery is a boon for patients: Expert

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Dr Avtar Singh, who introduced Robot-assisted knee replacement surgery in the country over a year ago, while talking to mediapersons here today said: “Robot-assisted knee replacement surgery is a new innovation that has brought a sea change in the field of orthopaedics.

Students enthral audience at farewell party

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

PHAGWARA: Under the directions of principal Dr Kiranjeet Randhawa, a farewell party was given to the outgoing students of B com on the premises of MLU DAV College, Phagwara.

Election office to remain open today

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

JALANDHAR: To facilitate candidates in getting nomination forms and certified voter lists to file their nominations for the General Elections, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma has asked the election staff to remain available in the office during the weekend.

Akali leader Jaspal Singh Dhesi’s father refuses to support Makkar brothers

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

PHAGWARA: Factionalism in the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was being witnessed due to the ongoing land dispute between Dhesi brothers and Makkar brothers.

Future trends in hospitality discussed

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

PHAGWARA: School of Hotel Management and Tourism and the Division of Career Services of Lovely Professional University (LPU) organised a global hotel industry ‘HR Summit’ on the campus of LPU.

163 inducted as constables

163 inducted as constables

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The ‘Dikshant Parade’’ (Passing-Out Parade) of batch No 249 of basic recruit constables, comprising 163 recruits took place at the parade ground of Subsidiary Training Centre of the Border Security Force (BSF) at the Kharkan Camp on the Hoshiarpur-Una road, 14 km from district headquarters.

Chandumajra let down Anandpur Sahib: Tewari

Chandumajra let down Anandpur Sahib: Tewari

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

GARSHANKAR: While addressing a workers’ conference here at local Dana Mandi today, Manish Tewari, Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib, today accused the sitting MP and Akali-BJP candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra for letting down the people of the constituency from both inside and outside the Parliament.

Village youths protest outside police stationPOLICE INACTION IN LOOT CASE

Village youths protest outside police station

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Several youths held a dharna outside the police station in Nakodar against the non-inclusion of several sections in the FIR in a complaint of snatching filed by them 12 days ago.

Youth dies, three hurt in mishaps

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

HARIANA (HOSHIARPUR): A youth was killed while three others were seriously injured in two separate accidents that occurred here in the past 24 hours.

Only 1,564 MT wheat arrives in mandis