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Hit by vehicle, 70-yr-old cyclist killed

Hit by vehicle, 70-yr-old cyclist killed

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A 70-year-old cyclist was killed after he was hit by a vehicle in the wee hours on Monday.

Another car taken away at gunpoint

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Two unidentified persons took away a car at gunpoint in the Ranjit Avenue area here on Sunday.

Man booked on fraud charge

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police have booked a man for allegedly duping a resident of Rs4.

District library promotes reading at PITEX

District library promotes reading at PITEX

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: In a first, the district library, Rani Ka Bagh, put up a stall at the PITEX that concluded here on Monday.

Two policemen hurt in attack; 10 booked

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

TARN TARAN: Two cops were seriously injured when a police team went to Cheema Kalan village, 40 km from here, on Sunday night to remove a road blockade.

INDERPREET CHADHA SUICIDE CASE

Witness alleges threats from accused, approaches cops

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A witness in the Inderpreet Chadha suicide case has lodged a complaint with the Police Commissioner and the Chheharta police alleging that one of the accused in the case has threatened him of dire consequence if he appears in the court to record his statement.

Bharat Financial heist: No breakthrough yet

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have failed to make any breakthrough in the robbery case in which a financial firm was looted by armed robbers in the Chheharta area.

Man held for snatching purse

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

TARN TARAN: The Chabal police arrested a person when he was running after snatching a purse from a woman here on Sunday.

Give evidence on ISI conspiracy claim, AAP leader to CM

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Majha zone in charge Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on Monday condemned Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for stating that opening of the Kartarpur corridor as a “bigger conspiracy” hatched by the Pakistan Army.

Students develop gas out of stubble

Students develop gas out of stubble

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Mechanical department students of Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology have created synthesis gas by using stubble.

Weapon supplier brought on production warrant

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff have brought weapon supplier Preet Phagwara on a production warrant for the second time.

Seminar throws light on allergies in kids

Seminar throws light on allergies in kids

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Rotary Club organised a public awareness seminar on allergies in children here on Sunday.

Privatisation of airports flayed

Privatisation of airports flayed

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday observed a relay hunger strike against the privatisation of airports.

Gymnasts do city proud, receive warm welcome

Gymnasts do city proud, receive warm welcome

11 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Gymnasts were given a grand welcome as they reached holy city on Monday after their terrific performance at 3rd Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics DuGym Cup 2018 held in Dubai from December 5-8.

Rs 8.5L looted from finance firm

Rs 8.5L looted from finance firm

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Six unidentified armed men looted Rs 8.59 lakh from a branch of a finance firm at Green Valley in the Chheharta area here in the wee hours on Sunday. The firm was operating from a double-storey house.

Tarn Taran-Jandiala Guru road creating law & order problemTARN TARAN DIARY

Tarn Taran-Jandiala Guru road creating law & order problem

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

The pitiable condition of the Tarn Taran-Jandiala Guru stretch of 18 kilometers is creating a law and order problem for the administration besides resulting in harassment of the people of the area.

Insurance firm told to pay Rs10,638 to complainant

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 2,638 to the complainant along with Rs 5,000 as compensation and Rs 3,000 as litigation expenses withheld by it.

Kapil’s marriage ceremonies begin today

Kapil’s marriage ceremonies begin today

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The marriage ceremonies of comedian Kapil Sharma is set to begin in his home town here from Monday onwards.

Lecture delivered on stress management

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Harjot Singh of Amandeep Hospital addressed the students of IIM Amritsar on the stress faced by them during MBA and regular life in general.

400 doctors attend three-day ENT meet at SGRD University

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The three-day national conference, organised by the Association of Otolaryngologists at Sri Guru Ram Das (SGRD)University of Health Sciences, concluded here on Sunday.

Walkathon organised to promote organ donation

Walkathon organised to promote organ donation

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Fortis Escort Hospital organised a walkathon to create awareness and promote organ donation here on Sunday.

Running his way to future glory

Running his way to future glory

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Six-year-old Jashanpreet Singh from Jhander wakes up every day with only one particular aim in mind – to cover that 10 km distance that he has set as a target for himself.

Revival of Chahar Bagh initiated under HRIDAY

Revival of Chahar Bagh initiated under HRIDAY

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has initiated the revival of Chahar Bagh, quadrilateral garden layout based on the four gardens, around Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Ram Bagh (Company Bagh).

5 cellphones, opium seized from jail

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The authorities of the Amritsar Central Jail confiscated five cellphones from a sand-laden tractor-trolley, which was taken inside the jail premises.

Missing migrant woman’s body found in fields

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The body of a 50-year-old migrant woman was found in fields near the Sun City area here on Saturday.

Snatcher targets Canadian woman

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A Canada-based NRI woman was robbed of her purse by a bike-borne youth when she, along with her husband, was going to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple here on Saturday.

Locals turn up in large numbers at PITEX

Locals turn up in large numbers at PITEX

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Local residents in large numbers thronged the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) here on Sunday.

Brahmpura terms apology by Badals ‘political gimmick’

Brahmpura terms apology by Badals ‘political gimmick’

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

TARN TARAN: Expelled SAD leader Ranjit Singh Brahmpura on Sunday termed the apology by the Badals at Akal Takht a “political gimmick”.

Over 130 pilgrims leave for Katas Raj Dham in Pakistan

Over 130 pilgrims leave for Katas Raj Dham in Pakistan

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Over 130 pilgrims left for Katas Raj Dham in Pakistan from Durgiana Temple here on Sunday.

Shopkeepers suffer as Majitha Road yet to be re-carpeted

Shopkeepers suffer as Majitha Road yet to be re-carpeted

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Shopkeepers on Majitha Road are at the receiving end as the road in front of their shops from Power Colony to Bypass Chowk has not been re-carpeted.

PSPCL detects 291 power theft cases

10 Dec 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), during a special campaign to check power thefts in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur, has found 291 erring consumers and it has imposed a fine of Rs32.

Man arrested with pistol, intoxicant tablets

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have arrested a person with a 7.65 bore pistol, a cartridge and 950 intoxicant tablets. The suspect has been identified as Jaspreet Singh Jaish, a resident of Pandori Gola.

Newly-wed hangs herself to death

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A 23-year-old newly married woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in Tahliwala Chowk here on Saturday.

Easy availability of arms leads to crime in city

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Incidents of crime are on the rise due to easy availability of arms and ammunition in the city. The police have nabbed notorious elements with illegal weapons in the recent past.

Remove encroachments, MC tells kiosk owners

Remove encroachments, MC tells kiosk owners

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A joint team of Municipal Corporation’s estate wing and Amritsar Smart City Limited (ASCL) officials inspected the outer circular road around the walled city here on Saturday.

Commission agent among 26 booked for attack on farmer, aides

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have booked 26 persons, including a commission agent at the local grain market, for allegedly attacking a farmer and his associates.

3 women held for immoral trafficking

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have arrested three women for their alleged involvement in a flesh trade racket. They were arrested following a tip-off.

Newborn dies after being rescued from Gole Bagh

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A newborn baby died at a hospital hours after she was rescued from Gole Bagh on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

Intoxicant pills, SIM card seized from 2 jail inmates

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The authorities have confiscated 24 intoxicant tablets and a SIM from two inmates during a search at the Central Jail here.

Infra to be upgraded at ICP: Chief Secy

Infra to be upgraded at ICP: Chief Secy

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh Brar said the relations between India and Pakistan could be improved only through the promotion of trade.

Fair sees massive footfall of Indian traders

Fair sees massive footfall of Indian traders

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A large number of traders across India have reached the 13th edition of the annual Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) with their products. The fair was inaugurated on December 6.

Success sweet as honey on display

Success sweet as honey on display

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Due to lack of job opportunities after completing his masters, Pawandeep Arora tuned towards his father’s beekeeping business in 2011.

NGOs reach out to visitors at PITEX

NGOs reach out to visitors at PITEX

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Amid 425 stalls at the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX), a dedicated corner for NGOs and self-help groups is being used as a platform for public outreach.

Political activity picks up pace as panchayat polls announced

09 Dec 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: As the panchayat elections have been announced in the state for December 30, political activity has picked up pace in villages. As the elections were long due and speculations being made that these might be delayed once again, the aspirants were earlier little dejected.

Man arrested with pistol

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have arrested a person with a .32 bore country-made pistol from Aladinpur village on Thursday.

Tiny tots stage Ramayana at DAV

Tiny tots stage Ramayana at DAV

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: DAV Public School organised the annual day function for Class III students here on Friday.

Removal of clubs at Company Bagh sought

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) has criticised the agreement signed between the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) and the MC and demanded immediate removal of century-old clubs from Company Bagh (Ram Bagh) premises.

Road mishap claims one life

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: One person was killed while another sustained serious injuries when an unknown vehicle hit their bike near Saidpur village on Thursday evening.

Food adulteration will not be tolerated, says Soni

Food adulteration will not be tolerated, says Soni

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR:As part of Swasth Bharat Tandrust Punjab Yatra, a seminar was organised at Shri Ram Ashram Public School here on Friday.

Traders break open sealed locks of shops

Traders break open sealed locks of shops

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after sealing the 50 shops and establishments on the inner ring road around the walled city, a few commercial establishments opened their shutters by breaking the seals on Friday.

GNDUTA poll: Joint secretary post to remain vacant

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR:Objections raised by the Radical Teachers Forum during the elections to the Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers’ Association (GNDUTA) 2018-2019 have been addressed after Kamaljit Singh, the Dean Academic Affairs, GNDU, released a notification regarding the post of joint secretary.

Powercom staff protest attack on SDO

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

TARN TARAN: Officials and employees of Powercom here on Friday staged a protest in front of the Sarai Amanat Khan police station against the attack on Jarnail Singh, Sub Divisional Officer, Sub-Division Sarai Amanat Khan, by Congress workers on Thursday.

Two booked for carrying illegal weapon

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The local police have booked two persons for carrying an illegal pistol. Though they managed to escape leaving their bike behind, the police recovered a pistol and bullets from the spot. Their bike skidded when they were trying to flee.

3 of family die in road mishap

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

GURDASPUR: Three members of a family died when the bike on which they were travelling rammed into a tractor-trolley near Babbehali village, four km from here, on Friday afternoon.

Grills on BRTS lane removed for traffic diversion

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: With the initiative of MLA (North) Sunil Kumar Dutti, the Public Works Department (PWD) has removed grills from the BRTS lane near Joshi Colony.

Armed Forces Flag Day observed

Armed Forces Flag Day observed

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Every year, Armed Forces Flag Day is observed to honour the martyrs, men and women in uniform for their bravery.

Now, TB patients get Rs 500 every month

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Considering the need of tuberculosis patients for nutritious food, the government has started paying Rs500 per month to them.

Bizmen hopeful of Indo-Pak trade revival

Bizmen hopeful of Indo-Pak trade revival

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Pakistan had regularly participated in the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) from 2005 to 2015. For the past three years, including 2018, it could not attend the fair apparently due to tension on the border.

Finally, construction work of bridge on Chakki river begins

Finally, construction work of bridge on Chakki river begins

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

PATHANKOT: After an arduous wait of nearly seven decades, hundreds of residents belonging to a cluster of 36 villages heaved a sigh of relief after the PWD has started work on a 200-m bridge to come up at a cost of Rs20 crore on the Chakki river.

Firing incidents have locals worried

08 Dec 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Repeated firing instances in the holy city have raised a question mark over the law and order situation. The easy availability of firearms is also a cause of concern for cops.

PSEB uploads pro forma

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has asked all affiliated and associated schools to apply for books required in the upcoming 2019- 2020 session.

Shwait Malik honours appointees to new posts

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: State BJP president and Rajya Sabha member Shwait Malik on Thursday honoured new appointees to the executive posts in local units during an event at Khanna Samarak here.

Babri Masjid demolition: Left parties stage protest

Babri Masjid demolition: Left parties stage protest

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Activists associated with the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the CPM burnt an effigy of the Central government to mark the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition.

Asr-Dera Baba Nanak metro rail project sought

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Local MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Thursday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh demanding metro rail service between Amritsar-Dera Baba Nanak.

Mid-day meal checked

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Kiranpreet Kaur, member, Punjab Food Commission, on Tuesday inspected schools and anganwadi kendras. She checked the quality of food given to students under midday meal at government schools as well meal provided at anganwadi kendras.

Refresher course in business mgmt begins

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-week refresher course in Commerce and Business Management on “Pedagogical Innovations in Commerce and Business Management” inaugurated on Thursday at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University.

GND varsity inks pact with World Cancer Care Society

GND varsity inks pact with World Cancer Care Society

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Cancer Care (WCC) Society to provide multidisciplinary training and research to its students and faculty.

IIM students apprised of GST impact, effects

IIM students apprised of GST impact, effects

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Amritsar conducted a session on the impact and implications of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for its staff and students on Wednesday.

Swasth Bharat Yatra reaches city

Swasth Bharat Yatra reaches city

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Swasth Bharat Tandrust Punjab Yatra was given a warm welcome on reaching the holy city on Thursday. A special event to receive the yatra was organised at Sri Ram Ashram School, where Sunil Dutti, MLA, along with Civil Surgeon Dr Hardeep Singh Ghai and other senior officials were present.

Woman ends life, husband arrested

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: A married woman Manpreet Kaur (28) committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at Naushehra Kalan village here on Wednesday.

‘Process on to hire vet doctors, inspectors’

‘Process on to hire vet doctors, inspectors’

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

TARN TARAN: Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy development Minister, Punjab Balbir Singh Sidhu attended a workshop organised to upgrade the ‘Nili Ravi’ breeds at Thatha village, 35 km from here, on Thursday.

AAP raises concern over law and order situation, protests

AAP raises concern over law and order situation, protests

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Raising concerns over law and order, Aam Adami Party (AAP) workers on Thursday staged a protest in the city. A protest march was taken out from Bhandari Bridge to the DC’s office on the occasion.

Amendment sought in Walled City Act

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Hotel associations of the city has written to the government for an amendment in the Amritsar Walled City (Recognition of Usage) Act to accommodate the existing hotels in the walled city, which are being considered as illegal for not following the building bylaws.

PITEX opens gates for shoppers, traders

PITEX opens gates for shoppers, traders

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The 13th edition of the annual Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) began here on Thursday. The five-day shopping and business fair was inaugurated by Education Minister OP Soni.

Five held for preparing fake documents

Five held for preparing fake documents

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Civil Lines police claimed to have busted a gang with the arrest of its five members, which allegedly used to prepare fake documents for getting bails granted to criminals lodged in jails.

Travel agent booked on charge of rape

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked a travel agent for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl on the pretext of sending her abroad. According to the police, the suspect took the victim to a room near the District Courts Complex and committed the crime.

MC seals 50 shops, establishments in city

MC seals 50 shops, establishments in city

07 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: In a move to protect a heritage monument, the Municipal Corporation sealed 50 shops and commercial establishments, which constructed gates and shutter by breaking historic wall around old city.

24 live bullets found in agriculture fields

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: A farmer found 24 live bullets which were hidden in his fields at Thothian village. Harinder Singh, a resident of Thothian village, said some stray dogs had scattered the husk and dug up the earth where he found the bullets.

Three arrested with heroin

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

TARN TARAN: Three persons, including two brothers, have been arrested with 40 grams of heroin in two separate incidents.

MC removes encroachments

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The estate wing of the Municipal Corporation on Wednesday conducted an anti-encroachment drive in the Putaligarh area. But it failed to remove permanent encroachments.

Jujhar, Preyasi adjudged best athletes

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Jujhar Singh, a Class III student of host Spring Dale Senior School, was adjudged the Best Boy Athlete, while Preyasi, also of Class III of Spring Dale Senior School, was declared the Best Girl Athlete during the Annual Spring Olympics held at the school.

Ex-SAD leader Brahmpura calls for boycott of Badal family

Ex-SAD leader Brahmpura calls for boycott of Badal family

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

TARN TARAN: Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Khadoor Sahib, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, who has been expelled from the SAD, has appealed to the Sikh community for the social boycott of Badal family.

After Kartarpur Corridor, demand for restoration of Guru’s Chola grows

After Kartarpur Corridor, demand for restoration of Guru’s Chola grows

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: With the Kartarpur Corridor project, the demand for restoring and conserving other significant places of religious and historical importance in Sikh faith has increased.

BRTS grills to be razed for traffic diversion

BRTS grills to be razed for traffic diversion

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) and Public Works Department (PWD) officials have agreed to break the iron grills of BRTS lane, near Joshi Colony, for the diversion of traffic from Lawrence Road to SSSS Chowk.

Farmers gherao bank officials in Tarn Taran

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

TARN TARAN: Farmers under the banner of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, gheraoed officials of Punjab Agriculture Development Bank (PADB), who had gone to auction land of farmers, who failed to pay loans.

High price of bricks leaves residents worried

High price of bricks leaves residents worried

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The high cost of bricks in the local market is burning a hole in the pockets of residents as their dream of building a home has become costlier. At present, brick-kiln owners are charging Rs 6,000 per thousand bricks.

Over 450 bags of wheat looted from godown

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Unidentified miscreants took away over 450 bags of wheat from a godown of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) here on Tuesday night.

‘Custodial’ death: Unidentified persons booked for attacking cops during protest

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked unidentified persons for allegedly attacking cops, leaving two of them injured, during a protest after the death of Congress worker Bittu Shah in “police custody” two days ago.

Four take away car, Rs 26K at gunpoint

06 Dec 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Four unidentified armed men forcibly took away a car from four persons near Nangal village that comes under the Jandiala Guru police station here on Tuesday.

CAMPUS NOTES

Award for school

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Shri Ram Ashram Public School was awarded International School Award 2018-21 by the British Council for outstanding development of the international dimensions in the curriculum.

Three held for Rs 7.3-lakh loot

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

MUKTSAR: With the arrest of three persons, the district police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the alleged loot of Rs 7.3 lakh from a tractor-trailer driver near Chakk Sherewala village here on November 26.

Swasth Bharat Yatra to reach city tomorrow

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Swasth Bharat Tandrust Punjab Yatra will enter holy city on December 6 and leave from here for Tarn Taran on December 8.

Refresher course in disaster mgmt at GND varsity ends

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 34 university and college teachers pertaining to a multiplicity of academic disciplines from various nooks and corners of the country participated in a three-week refresher course in disaster management (ID) concluded on Tuesday at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University.

‘Drunk’ man caught at Golden Temple

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: To scrutinise the instance in which a person had entered the Golden Temple complex in an “inebriated” condition Monday evening, the SGPC has called a meeting on Thursday to increase the vigil.

Age no deterrent for this policeman

Age no deterrent for this policeman

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Bringing laurels to the traffic police department and the city, Assistant Sub-Inspector Surinderpal Singh (55) won gold in a 5000m race during the recently held Chandigarh Amateur Athletics meet.

Pingalwara extending a helping hand to artisans

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: In an attempt to rescue the dwindling the traditional craft industry in the region, Pingalwara has come up with allied workshops and working closely with artisans, weavers, who are the last of their generation of craftsman.

Directions on weight of school bag hailed

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to regulate the weight of school bags in accordance with teaching subjects have been hailed by residents.

Two arrested with heroin

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

TARN TARAN: The Goindwal Sahib police have arrested two persons with 100 gm of heroin from the Industrial Complex here. The suspects have been identified as Manjinder Singh and Ranjodh Singh of Guzarpura village.

Play throws light on plight of farmers

Play throws light on plight of farmers

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Highlighting the issues of farmers, a play, ‘Supna Ka Sapna’, was staged at the art gallery here. The play was presented by the Disha Theatre group from New Delhi.

Postal staff seek revival of old pension scheme

Postal staff seek revival of old pension scheme

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: On a nationwide call by the Bharatiya Postal Employees’ Federation, employees of the Postal Department staged a protest outside the General Post Office (GPO) here on Tuesday.

Scribe ‘manhandled’ at police station

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: High drama was witnessed at the Chheharta police station when cops allegedly took a local journalist into illegal custody and manhandled him.

Man booked on charge of molestation

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

TARN TARAN: A person has been booked for allegedly molesting a school girl. The suspect has been identified as Baljinder Singh Bikka, a resident of Pandori Gola village.

Man accused of possessing narcotic powder acquitted after five years

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: A local court has acquitted a person, who was arrested on a charge of possessing narcotic powder on September 12, 2013. The court said the evidence against him was not complete and it gave him the benefit of doubt.

City man honoured for empowering disabled

City man honoured for empowering disabled

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Local entrepreneur and activist Dawinder Singh has bagged the prestigious 19th NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Award this year.

Radical Teachers Forum sweeps GNDUTA poll

Radical Teachers Forum sweeps GNDUTA poll

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The Radical Teachers Forum swept the elections to the Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers’ Association (GNDUTA) 2018-2019 on Tuesday.

20-yr-old girl found dead, three booked

05 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: A 20-year-old was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Ranje Di Haveli locality on Tarn Taran Road on Monday night. The deceased has been identified as Saina, a resident of Rajpura in Patiala.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Mercury dips, infections rise

Mercury dips, infections rise

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The cold wave has tightened its grip with cloudy weather conditions prevailing in the region and cases pertaining to viral infections on the rise these days. According to the weather forecast issued by the Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) regional centre, the weather is expected to remain cold and dry with the possibility of dense fog.

Display boards blink, rail passengers face problems

Display boards blink, rail passengers face problems

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Passengers have to face inconvenience as the digital train information display boards installed at the city railway station have been lying non-functional for the past many days.

Employees demand regularisation of jobs

Employees demand regularisation of jobs

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Theka Mulazam Sanghrash Morcha, Punjab, staged a protest in front of the District Administrative Complex and demanded fulfilment of their demands on Monday.

Raid on hotel: City hoteliers discuss legal options

Raid on hotel: City hoteliers discuss legal options

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Hotel and Restaurant Association on Monday held a meeting at VRC Hotel in the city against the police raid at Handi Hotel and Bar a few days ago.

No major recovery during police check at Central Jail

No major recovery during police check at Central Jail

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Around 200 police personnel swooped on the Bathinda Central Jail early on Monday morning to conduct a joint search with the jail authorities.

‘Not in use’ rly buildings turn haven for drug addicts in city

‘Not in use’ rly buildings turn haven for drug addicts in city

09 Dec 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: Unused buildings have become a safe haven for drug addicts and anti-social elements in the trans-railway line residential area.

23-year-old dies of drug overdose

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: A 23-year-old boy allegedly died of drug overdose at Sekhu village on Sunday in the district. A case has been registered against a commission agent of the same village under Section 304 on the statement of the victim’s paternal uncle.

Govt school students await uniforms

Govt school students await uniforms

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

MALOUT: Winter has set in but the students of Classes I to VIII in government schools are still awaiting their uniforms. As a result, they are either going to the school, braving the cold in normal clothes, or wearing short and torn but colourful sweaters. Reason: The Education Department has not yet released funds for the purchase of uniforms.

NGO files PIL on stray cattle menace

NGO files PIL on stray cattle menace

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Irked over no action being taken by the state government to tackle the rising stray menace in the state, a city-based NGO, Bathinda Associations of Non-Government Organizations (BANGO), has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Officials turn a blind eye as vendors sell unhygienic food items

Officials turn a blind eye as vendors sell unhygienic food items

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: In blatant disregard for food safety standards, the sale of unhygienic food items/snacks continues unabated at the city bus stand. As there is barely any check by the health department, shopping vends and kiosk owners are selling eatables in unhygienic conditions to passengers and visitors.

Workshop dwells on biodiversity

Workshop dwells on biodiversity

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: A daylong awareness and capacity-building workshop was held at the Zila Parishad to help make efforts to conserve the district’s biodiversity and observe Wildlife Week.

BFGI students shine in Pbi varsity exams

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The students of Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) have performed well in academics. The results were recently announced by the Punjabi University, Patiala.

Arjun Nagar residents protest leakage of sewage

Arjun Nagar residents protest leakage of sewage

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Arjun Nagar today staged a protest against the Municipal Corporation over the accumulation of sewage in the parks.

Woman commits suicide

11 Dec 2018 | 12:34 AM

MALOUT: Depressed over some family dispute, a 36-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance here on Monday.

Rly bridge width reduced, Union Transport Ministry questions PWD

Rly bridge width reduced, Union Transport Ministry questions PWD

09 Dec 2018 | 12:56 AM

FARIDKOT: Cutting down the width of a 300 meter long railway overbridge from 11 meter to 7 meter in Faridkot has created a controversy.

Water crisis intensifies as Sirhind canal closure extended

Water crisis intensifies as Sirhind canal closure extended

09 Dec 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: Water crisis has intensified in the city as water has not been released into the Sirhind canal yet.

701 cases settled in Lok Adalat

701 cases settled in Lok Adalat

09 Dec 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 701 cases out of 3,352 were settled at the National Lok Adalat organised at the District and Sessions Court here on Saturday.

Police raid on hotel

Police raid on hotel

09 Dec 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: Police raided a hotel-cum-restaurant on Goniana road near lake number 3 today in the afternoon.

Police conduct surprise check at Mansa jail

09 Dec 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: Around 100 police personnel swooped on the Mansa Central Jail early on Saturday morning to conduct a joint search with the jail authorities.

Miscreants steal Triveni firm’s goods from STP site

09 Dec 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: Unidentified miscreants, nearly half a dozen in number, stole material worth lakhs belonging to the Triveni Company by making the security guard and his colleague hostage at the Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) site in Adarsh Nagar on Thursday night.

GOVERNMENT RAJINDRA COLLEGE

PSU protests move to charge PTA fee from SC students

09 Dec 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Students Union (PSU) staged a protest outside the Mini-secretariat complex over the decision of Government Rajindra College to charge Parent Teachers Association (PTA) funds from students belonging to the Scheduled Caste category here on Saturday.

BRIEFLY

Illicit liquor seized

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

MALOUT: The Lambi police on Friday seized 20 bottles of Haryana-made liquor from a car and booked Hardeep Singh of Sehna Khera village and one unidentified man.

Annual Day function held at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School

Annual Day function held at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: Cultural performances marked the annual day celebrations at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School where the students enthralled everyone present on the occasion.

Malout girls to take part in Pune games

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

MALOUT: Two students from Dasmesh Girls College at Badal village in Malout have been selected for Khelo India Youth Games 2019, which will be held in Pune from January 16 to 20 next year.

Four-day art exhibition concludes

Four-day art exhibition concludes

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: Artists from the region showcased their paintings during the four-day annual art fair, which concluded on Sunday here.

Man solemnises second marriage, booked

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

LUDHIANA: A man solemnised a second marriage without divorcing his first wife.

Stray cattle on NH stretches a threat to commuters

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: The presence of stray cattle on both side of the Bathinda-Zirakpur (NH-7) and Bathinda-Amritsar (NH-54) National Highways goes on unchecked.

Residents protest shifting of school

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: Local residents on Saturday staged a protest against the shifting of the government elementary school at Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar.

Right-wing outfits raise pitch for Ram Temple

Right-wing outfits raise pitch for Ram Temple

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: Right-wing outfits held a massive gathering near Mall Road in the city to mobilize support for Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Sunday.

Buses with black films, curtains  continue to ply on city roads

Buses with black films, curtains continue to ply on city roads

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: With barely any check by the authorities, buses with black films and curtains inside them continue to ply on city roads, putting the safety of passengers at risk.

Illegal mining reported in Sirhind canal

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: Illegal mining was reported in Sirhind canal at Poohla village.

Residents up in arms over acute water shortage, stage protest

Residents up in arms over acute water shortage, stage protest

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: Former councillor and SAD leader Vijay Kumar , along with city residents, today staged a protest by playing musical instruments in front of water taps at Paras Ram Nagar Chowk over the acute shortage of water in the city due to the closure of Sirhind Canal.

Civic body plans patch work of roads, to cost Rs 90.50 lakh

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has formulated a plan to do the patch work on the main roads and internal streets in the city at a cost of Rs 90.

Sale of LPG cylinders continues in city

Sale of LPG cylinders continues in city

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: The illegal filling/sale of LPG cylinders going on unabated in the city has come to the fore.

Khaira to protest against toll plazas

Khaira to protest against toll plazas

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: Member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, today announced to stage a protest against the installation of a toll plaza at Ghuman Kalan village on the main road from Maur to Bhawanigarh.

Maur blast: Process initiated to attach properties of accused

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM

BATHINDA: The police have started the process of attaching the properties of followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, who are accused in the Maur bomb blast case.

8-yr-old with congenital cataract gets vision

8-yr-old with congenital cataract gets vision

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA:Partially sighted, eight-year-old Jagjit Singh from Balluana village was staring at a gloomy future.

Dearth of lecturers mars government colleges

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Out of the total 1873 sanctioned posts of lecturers in government colleges in the state, just 500 of them are regular teachers receiving all benefits.

5.81 lakh to cast vote in panchayat polls

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 5.

NGO seeks action against Chinese string sellers

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: City NGO Naujawan Welfare Society has written a letter to all Deputy Commissioners and SSPs across the state, demanding strict action against the persons involved in storing, selling or purchasing the ‘killer’ Chinese string in the state, as per the NGT order under the Environment Protection Act 1986, Provision of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and IPC.

Residents praised for tackling stray cattle menace

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Praneet has appreciated the Rampura residents for their incentives to tackle the stray cattle menace.

Dan Singhwala farmers protest erratic power supply

Dan Singhwala farmers protest erratic power supply

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers of Dan Singhwala village, under the banner of BKU (Ugrahan), staged a protest over the erratic power supply that is affecting the watering of crop (submersible pumps) during the wheat sowing season.

Animal health services compromised

Animal health services compromised

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to acute shortage of staff, the quality of medical services rendered to animals is being compromised at the veterinary hospitals across the district.

Khaira visits family of man who died of drug overdose

Khaira visits family of man who died of drug overdose

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

FARIDKOT: A day after a 24-year-old man died due to drug overdose in Faridkot, AAP rebel leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Friday reached the town to express sympathy with the bereaved family.

MCB plans to give garbage collection in pvt hands

MCB plans to give garbage collection in pvt hands

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) has planned to give door-to-door garbage collection work on contract in the city.

1 arrested for theft at village gurdwara

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

MALOUT: The Lambi police have arrested a resident of Bhullarwala village for allegedly stealing Rs 2,500 from the donation box of a gurdwara at the village on Wednesday night.

Badal village declared general for panchayat polls

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

MALOUT: In the native village of Badals, SAD is likely to field a candidate of the Badal clan for the coming panchayat elections.

MAHAPARINIRVAN DIWAS

Homage paid to Dr Ambedkar

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Students and faculty members of Central University of Punjab (CUP) observed Mahaparinirvan Diwas (death anniversary) to pay homage to Dr BR Ambedkar.

Dhobiana Basti school to be upgraded

Dhobiana Basti school to be upgraded

08 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Dhobiana Basti primary school is all set to be upgraded to senior secondary school and a new building is to come up at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore.

BMW gives car parts for study purposes to GKU students

BMW gives car parts for study purposes to GKU students

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

BATHINDA: Renowned automobile company BMW has provided car parts to students of Guru Kashi University.

Dubai-based philanthropist donates kits for dialysis

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

FARIDKOT: Dr SP Singh Oberoi, a Dubai-based businessman and a known philanthropist, on Thursday visited Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital (GGSMCH).

Dal Khalsa to protest, highlight plight of minorities on Dec 10

Dal Khalsa to protest, highlight plight of minorities on Dec 10

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

BATHINDA: Citing Amnesty International’s recent report stating that India has become a dangerous and unsafe place for human rights defenders and those who are critical of the state, the Dal Khalsa on Thursday said it would hold a march in the city on December 10 to highlight “state atrocities”.

AAP takes out march over govt’s ‘failure’ on all fronts

AAP takes out march over govt’s ‘failure’ on all fronts

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Malwa zone-1 carried out a protest rally alleging failure of the government in resolving prevailing issues at the state level.

Revenue Patwar Union firm on demands

Revenue Patwar Union firm on demands

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

BATHINDA:Members of the Revenue Patwar Union continued their protest on the Old Tehsil premises over their demands.

Canada dream costs man Rs 12.8 lakh

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

MUKTSAR: The Muktsar (City) police on Thursday booked three persons, including a woman, for duping a resident of Ramgarh Chungha village of Rs 12.8 lakh over sending him to Canada.

Youth dies of drug overdose in Faridkot

Youth dies of drug overdose in Faridkot

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

FARIDKOT: A 24-year-old youth, identified as Gurpreet Singh of Faridkot, allegedly died due to drug overdose on Thursday.

Khaira joins as AIG STF Bathinda range

Khaira joins as AIG STF Bathinda range

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

BATHINDA: Lakhwinder Pal Singh Khaira (PPS), who assumed charge as Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Special Task Force (STF), Bathinda range, on Thursday SAID, “Launching a crackdown on drug smugglers/smuggling would be a top priority in the coming months and merging of the anti-narcotics cell with Special Task Force (STF) would act as a catalyst in realising that goal.

Before appearing in court, Kolianwali met aides in Malout

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

MALOUT: Senior SAD leader Dyal Singh Kolianwali, who appeared in a court in Mohali on Thursday, had on Wednesday met some of his close aides here in Malout town and also went to the SDM office complex for some work related to land records.

Police, doc accused of diluting caseATTACK OUTSIDE COURTS COMPLEX

Police, doc accused of diluting case

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

BATHINDA: Members of a family, who were allegedly beaten up by their son-in-law and his brother outside the district courts complex on Monday, alleged dilution of case claiming that the MLR (medico legal report) didn’t mention that victims were attacked by sharp-edged weapons.

BDA razes 10 houses in Model Town

BDA razes 10 houses in Model Town

07 Dec 2018 | 12:15 AM

BATHINDA: A team of the Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) conducted a demolition drive and razed illegal structures constructed on PUDA land in Model Town Phase-3 on Thursday.

BRIEFLY

Bhallaiana declared best village

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

MUKTSAR: Bhallaiana was declared the best village in the district under the “Mera Pind Meri Shaan” campaign started by the state government.

7 held for stealing bitumen from refinery trucks

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The police have arrested seven persons on the charge of stealing bitumen from tankers of Guru Gobind Singh Refinery at Rama Mandi here.

Security arrangements in Central Jail under scanner

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Security arrangements at the Bathinda Central Jail have again come under the scanner with the seizure of one more mobile phone from the bathroom of the barrack on its premises.

Master Cadre Union seeks regular jobs

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the 5178 Master Cadre Union has demanded that the state government must issue a notification regarding the regularisation of jobs and pay increase at the earliest.

Bathinda village govt middle school gets smart classroom

Bathinda village govt middle school gets smart classroom

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The district administration in collaboration with the Rotary Club, Bathinda, started a smart classroom and renovated the government middle school at Buladewala village.

MCB to install 10 sanitary napkin vending machines

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) has decided to install 10 sanitary napkin vending machines in the city.

Medical students pledge allegiance to their profession

Medical students pledge allegiance to their profession

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: Marking the beginning of their professional medical education, 100 MBBS students of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot donned their white coats for the first time during a ceremony on Wednesday.

Hoteliers look up to Mumbai meetBOYCOTTING ONLINE PORTALS

Hoteliers look up to Mumbai meet

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab Hotel Association on Wednesday decided to support the decision to be taken by the hoteliers’ national body in a meeting against the web portals on December 10 in Mumbai.

Parents protest, seek arrest of accused after daughter’s death

Parents protest, seek arrest of accused after daughter’s death

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Relatives of the deceased Amanpal Kaur (32) on Wednesday staged a protest outside Talwandi Sabo police station by blocking traffic on all four routes from here.

High drama during raid to rescue child

High drama during raid to rescue child

06 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: A child working as a labourer was rescued by a team of Labour Department officials during a raid at a grocery store in Sirki Bazaar on Wednesday. High drama was witnessed at the venue when a large number of shopkeepers gathered and started interrupting the proceedings.

Varsity staff mourn demise of former colleague

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Prof. Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Vice-Chancellor of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, senior officials, faculty and staff expressed grief over the sudden demise of Ar. Taranjit Singh, former lecturer in architecture department of the university.

SNIPPETS

3 held for Rs 7.3-lakh loot

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

Muktsar: With the arrest of three persons, the district police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the alleged loot of Rs 7.3 lakh from a tractor-trailer driver near Chakk Sherewala village here on November 26.

Freshers party organised at Adesh University

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Adesh Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Bathinda, hosted its fresher’s party at the auditorium of the university to welcome the new batch of BDS and MDS.

Dr Kawaljit lauded at Bali meet

Dr Kawaljit lauded at Bali meet

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

TALWANDI SABO: Dr Kawaljit Kaur, principal of Mata Sahib Kaur Girls College, Talwandi Sabo, participated in the 4th international conference held at Kuta Bali, Indonesia, on November 26 and 27.

Councillors raise issue of cleanliness with Mayor

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Councillors are a disturbed lot as their complaints are not being resolved these days.

Play highlights plight of farmers

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Highlighting the issues of farmers, a play, ‘Supna Ka Sapna’, was staged at the art gallery here.

Hoteliers deliberate on boycotting online portals

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Hoteliers in Punjab have planned to boycott two online portals — Makemytrip and Goibibo.

Patwari union refuses to relent, their strike enters Day 14

Patwari union refuses to relent, their strike enters Day 14

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The strike of the Revenue Patwari Union and kanungos entered its 14th day on Tuesday.

Journalist ‘manhandled’ at police station

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: High drama was witnessed at the Chheharta police station when cops allegedly took a local journalist into illegal custody and manhandled him.

State govt notifies new building bylaws

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab Government has notified new building bylaws and its notification copy has been sent to all municipal corporations and council offices in the state.

Water tanks dry up as canal closed

Water tanks dry up as canal closed

05 Dec 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The water tanks at Joggers Park have started drying up due to Sirhind Canal closure, which has resulted in water crisis in various parts of the city.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Liquor vend worker charred to death

Liquor vend worker charred to death

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

DERA BASSI: A worker sleeping inside a liquor vend situated on the Dera Bassi-Barwala stretch at Saidpura village was charred to death in a fire that broke out in the liquor vend on the intervening night of December 9 and 10. The fire was so intense that it gutted the entire vend, besides a kiosk nearby.

MC study tours go in vain again as reports gather dust

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Once more, study tours are likely to go in vain as councillors have no time to discuss the reports submitted by three groups of councillors, who visited three cities in September.

Vistadome to chug off on heritage track today sans online booking

Vistadome to chug off on heritage track today sans online booking

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: No online or advance booking is available for the Vistadome coach to be introduced on the 96-km-long Unesco world heritage Kalka-Shimla track tomorrow.

Woman cop hit by car, hurt

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: A woman constable of the Chandigarh Police was injured after being hit by a speeding car near the Botanical Garden, Sarangpur.

25 more challaned for honking

25 more challaned for honking

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT traffic police today issued 25 challans under its no-honking campaign on the hospital premises.

Auto driver held for stalking woman

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 22-year-old auto driver has been arrested for stalking and abusing a woman and thrashing her husband following a road rage incident.

Raj Mangal, oldest elephant at Chhatbir Zoo, dies at 70

Raj Mangal, oldest elephant at Chhatbir Zoo, dies at 70

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A pall of gloom descended on Chhatbir Zoo following the death of its famous Asiatic elephant, Raj Mangal, here today.

UT decides reimbursement amount for three years

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Education Department has decided an estimated increase between Rs 250 and Rs 300 in the economically weaker section (EWS) reimbursement amount for private schools under the EWS quota for three subsequent years.

PUTA says no to wearing ID cards

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) Executive Committee has resolved that the university authorities must withdraw the circular asking teachers to wear identity cards.

PU faculty gets award

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Vandita Kakkar, Assistant Professor in University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), PU, has been bestowed with the Bharat Vikas Award by the Institute of Self Reliance (ISR) on World Aids Day on December 1 at Press Club of Odisha, Bhubaneswar.

Varsity creates awareness on students’ rights

Varsity creates awareness on students’ rights

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Centre for Human Rights and Duties, Panjab University, celebrated the 70th International Human Rights Day by putting up a stall at the Student Centre on Monday.

Rayat Bahra students have a field day

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

KHARAR: Rayat Bahra International School (RBIS) celebrated its first annual athletics meet wherein Jasjit Singh Sohal, Senior Vigilance Officer of the Punjab Police in Patiala, was the chief guest.

Dental institute ceremony tomorrow

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Harvansh Singh, Judge, Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Panjab University, is organising ‘White coat ceremony and induction programme’ to welcome the BDS first year students and help them develop a mindset for the practice of dentistry on December 12 at Law Auditorium in Panjab University.

IISER scientists breach superconductivity barrier in silicon

IISER scientists breach superconductivity barrier in silicon

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, have achieved superconductivity in silicon at a temperature more than 10 Kelvin (-263.

SCHOOL NOTES

Satluj Public

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA: Panchkula: Sports Day of Satluj Public School, senior wing, Sector 4, Panchkula, was organised with enthusiasm.

Four years on, MC fails to renovate 300 toilets in city

Four years on, MC fails to renovate 300 toilets in city

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: For more than four years, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed to renovate more than 300 public toilets in the city.

Fraud: HC grants bail to P’kula resident

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three years after Panchkula resident Om Parkash Chopra was booked following complaints of cheating in a case revolving around providing land to people in Ghaziabad, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted regular bail to him.

No-vending zone: Traders of Sec 17 announce protest plan

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Demanding implementation of the UT Administration’s decision to make Sector 17 a no-vending zone, traders of the sector today announced their agitation plan.

Burail Jail inmate to be feted for special talent

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 36-year-old Burail Jail inmate has been chosen for the Tinka Tinka India Awards.

Rape suspect alleges frame-up

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 30-year-old rape suspect, who is on the run, has sent a representation to the UT police, alleging that he is being framed by the victim in a false case.

One arrested for eve-teasing

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: A resident of Sector 40 has been booked for eve-teasing.

Suicide victim’s old parents struggle to make ends meet

Suicide victim’s old parents struggle to make ends meet

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA: An elderly couple of a Nabha village is a victim of official apathy. Their farmer son committed suicide two years ago but they have not got any compensation from the government. They are neither on the list of old-age pension beneficiaries nor are they getting any benefit under the atta-dal scheme. Further, they are struggling to raise their 12-year-old grandson, who was rendered orphan after his father’s death.

Water pollution, depleting resources major problem, says HP Governor

Water pollution, depleting resources major problem, says HP Governor

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI: The first international conference on Sustainable Water Management organised by the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) got underway here today to brainstorm and deliberate on various aspects of meeting the water requirements of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own water needs.

Congress will win Assembly polls in all 5 states: Hooda

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMBALA: Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Chief Minister of Haryana, today said the act of putting up posters and hoardings bearing slogans “Jat ka vote, BJP ko nahi” and ‘Jat ekta zindabad’, in Rohtak was the work of miscreants to disturb the brotherhood.

Farmers express resentment before DC

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

AMBALA: A large number of farmers, who had faced losses due to rain and hailstorm in October, marked their resentment before Deputy Commissioner Sharandeep Kaur after they were asked to produce land records to get the compensation.

Two held for immigration fraud

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI: Two persons have been arrested in connection with immigration fraud amounting to the tune of around Rs 60 lakh here.

Girl student alleges rape

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Acting on the complaint of a Chandigarh-based girl student, the Zirakpur police have registered an FIR against her senior schoolmate under Section 376 of the IPC and the POSCO Act.

Owner flees with SUV impounded at naka

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: A SUV, which was impounded at a drunken driving naka, was stolen by its owner with a duplicate key tonight.

Purse stolen from parked car in P’kula

Purse stolen from parked car in P’kula

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

PANCHKULA: In another incident of theft from a parked car, a Panchkula resident lost Rs 25,000 from his purse in the Sector 11 market here.

Bag containing Rs 4 lakh stolen from wedding

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

KHARAR: A bag full of ‘shaguns’ and cash — around Rs 4 lakh — has been stolen by some unknown person at a wedding function in Jhanjeri village.

City Mayor inaugurates open-air gym in Sec 33

City Mayor inaugurates open-air gym in Sec 33

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mayor Davesh Moudgil, along with area councillor Rajesh Gupta, inaugurated an open-air gym at a ‘mohalla park’ in Sector 33 C here today.

Sec 63 residents rue lack of amenities

Sec 63 residents rue lack of amenities

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Located on Mohali’s (PCA) Stadium Road, Chandigarh’s Sector 63 is popularly known as Mohali’s Phase IX.

A vape-up call for tricity

A vape-up call for tricity

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Despite the ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn (HNB) devices, cigarette and pan shops across tricity continue to sell vapers (commonly called vapes), some of which also come with nicotine-based flavours.

8 trains to be affected due to construction at railway station

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Due to the construction work of washable apron, the railway traffic at the Chandigarh railway station platform number 1 will be blocked for 36 days starting December 14 by the authorities.

Tandon goes live on Facebook

Tandon goes live on Facebook

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh BJP president Sanjay Tandon organised a ‘Yuva Samvad’ through Facebook live from his house in Sector 18 on Monday.

Play depicts student-prof relation

Play depicts student-prof relation

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration, and Tagore Theatre Society presented an English comedy play, ''Two Adorable Losers'', by Mumbai-based Out of Box Productions at the Tagore Theatre here on Monday.

Have your say

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

SANJAY CHOPRA: This refers to a news item, “IndiGo not to fly Dubai for 2 months”.

3 rob Hallo Majra resident, 1 held

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three persons thrashed and robbed a Hallo Majra resident during the wee hours of yesterday.

A day of protests in city; cops halt their march

A day of protests in city; cops halt their march

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA: Seeking regularisation of services, hundreds of contractual nurses of Government Rajindra Hospital, Government Medical College Patiala, and Government TB Hospital under the banner of the Punjab Contractual Nursing and Ancillary Staff Association held a protest here on Monday.

PSPCL pensioners want 6th pay panel implemented

PSPCL pensioners want 6th pay panel implemented

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Pensioners of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) held a protest here today.

DC inspects development works at Rajindra Hospital

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA: Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit made a surprise visit to inspect the various development works at Government Rajindra Hospital here on Monday.

Junior residents manage govt hospital’s emergency ward

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA: The emergency ward of the Government Rajindra Hospital is staffed by only junior residents (PG students) before patients are shifted to the special wards.

SCHOOL NOTES

Inter-school dance contest

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, wore a shabby look on Monday as garbage was littered in the parking area after an event was organised on Sunday.

Two arrested with 25-gm heroin

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The Rajpura police have arrested two men with 25 grams of heroin.

BRIEFLY

Expect light rain today

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

Kharar: The police have registered a case under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC against Harmanraj Singh, a resident of Darpan City, Kharar, on Sunday on charge of abducting a minor girl of Kurali.

Punjab lads outclass Tripura

Punjab lads outclass Tripura

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Harpreet Brar returned with a five-wicket haul, while Jass Inder bagged four, to help Punjab register an innings and 145-run win over Tripura in the Col CK Nayudu Trophy, at Dhruv Pandove Stadium, in Patiala, on Monday.

Vivek High, St Kabir win basketball championship

Vivek High, St Kabir win basketball championship

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vivek High School, Sector 38, drubbed hosts St Kabir School, Sector 26, 43-17 to win the boys' U-13 title on the concluding day of the St Kabir Inter-School Basketball Championship, here on Monday.

Manan shines in bodybuilding

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Manan Gupta was adjudged best performer of the 65kg category, on the concluding day of the Boss Classic Bodybuilding & Physique Championship, here.

Put squash under gradation policy, demand players

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Education Department had recently organised the 64th National School Games in September, however there is no gradation policy for squash.

BRIEFLY

Athletics meet concludes

11 Dec 2018 | 2:09 AM

Mohali: The Rayat Bahra International School (RBIS) celebrated its first annual athletics meet.

Minister’s move catches Mohali Mayor off guard

Minister’s move catches Mohali Mayor off guard

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

MOHALI: A “pre-emptive strike” by a local minister last night has caught Mohali’s first citizen off guard. While Mohali Mayor Kulwant Singh was scheduled to inaugurate two open gyms, here this morning, Punjab minister and local Congress MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu quietly did the honours last evening.

IndiGo not to fly Dubai for 2 months

IndiGo not to fly Dubai for 2 months

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

MOHALI: After the withdrawal of the Bangkok flight from the city, the flight operations to Dubai will also soon be suspended temporarily.

BRIEFLY

Goods worth Rs 8 lakh gutted

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

Ambala: A major tragedy was averted on Sunday when a fire broke out at a house in Nadi Mohalla in Ambala City. No loss of life was reported in the fire incident.

Jaiveer bags rich haul of medals at Delhi Horse ShowSPORTS BRIEF

Jaiveer bags rich haul of medals at Delhi Horse Show

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

Chandigarh: Ten-year-old Jaiveer Makkar brought laurels to the city by winning a rich haul of medals in the Delhi Horse Show, at the Army Polo and Race Course (APRC), organised by the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI).

Ankur School win gymnastics title, Aavya adjudged best

Ankur School win gymnastics title, Aavya adjudged best

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ankur Public School, Sector 14, bagged overall team championship on the concluding day of the State Sub-juniors Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship, at the Sector 7 Sports Complex.

Kartikeya, Ayushi win tennis titles

Kartikeya, Ayushi win tennis titles

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Kartikeya overpowered Hriday 5-1 to win the boys U-14 category final on the concluding day of the Sunrise Open Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1.

Saksham shines in Satluj’s victory

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

Chandigarh: Satluj Public School, Sector 4, defeated Chaman Lal DAV, Sector 11, by 69 runs in the U-14 Satluj Premier League, here on Saturday.

Anura wins PGTI open, Aadil third

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sri Lankan Anura Rohana drove home the advantage in the final round at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course on Sunday to register a comfortable three-shot victory at the PGTI’s Bengaluru Open Golf Championship 2018.

Shrawasti overpowers Sidhak for U-12 title

Shrawasti overpowers Sidhak for U-12 title

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shrawasti edge past the scare of Sidhak Kaur before to win the final of the girls’ U-12 category on the concluding day of the Northridge Open Tennis Championship, here on Sunday.

Tons by Ramandeep, Anmol put Punjab in commanding positionCOL CK NAYUDU TROPHY

Tons by Ramandeep, Anmol put Punjab in commanding position

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab batsmen put up a good show as Ramandeep Singh (148) and skipper Anmol Malhotra (104) raised a 199-run partnership to put the hosts ahead by 381runs against Tripura, in the ongoing Col CK Nayudu Trophy, at Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala, on Sunday.

Dept revokes transfer orders of 96 teachers

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

PATIALA:Fulfilling one of the demands of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha, the Education Department cancelled the transfer of 96 SSA and RMSA teachers yesterday.

Seminar held on Gandhi

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

PATIALA:The Department of History, Punjabi University, organised a seminar dedicated to 150 years of birth celebrations of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on Friday.

Religious event outside Health Minister’s house disrupts traffic

Religious event outside Health Minister’s house disrupts traffic

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

PATIALA:Traffic near and around the residence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh remained hampered due to a private religious programme organised outside Health Minister Brahm Mohindra’s house on Sunday.

1 yr on, MC to start dog sterilisation drive in city

1 yr on, MC to start dog sterilisation drive in city

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

PATIALA:The Municipal Corporation (MC) will finally begin the dog sterlisation drive from Monday after a gap of more than one year.

Man held for unnatural sex

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

DERA BASSI: A case of cruelty to animal was reported from Behra village near Dera Bassi wherein a 21-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly having sex with a cow on Saturday night.

Unending privacy issuesHAVE YOUR SAY

Unending privacy issues

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

Right to privacy was declared an intrinsic part of the right to life by the Supreme Court, still the government does not take any credible steps to check the breach of privacy by social media sites like Facebook.

Waste management needs proper infra, awarenessOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Waste management needs proper infra, awareness

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

At the outset, the proposal of the MC for collecting garbage in the city is acceptable. Keeping in view the experience of the past few months, it has been observed that the MC needs to streamline one of the most difficult tasks — garbage management.

1,403 cases settled in Lok Adalat

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: Under the directive of National Legal Services Authority, a National Lok Adalat was held in the town under the supervision of District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Fatehgarh Sahib, RS Rai on Saturday.

WATER WOES IN PANCHKULA

HHRC directs officials to take corrective measures

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

PANCHKULA: Taking cognizance of a report regarding the supply of unhygienic drinking water from Kaushalya Dam to Panchkula published in a daily about three years ago, Justice SK Mittal, Chairperson of the Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC) and Justice KC Puri has directed the authorities concerned to take corrective measures to sort out the grievances of the residents.

Docs from Haryana weave magic at IMA cultural evening

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

Chandigarh: As many as 56 member doctors of Indian Medical Association ( IMA) from all over Haryana virtually administered an overdose of entertainment at a state-level mega musical contest, organised by the IMA Panchkula, at the Navrang Theatre Balbhavan here today.

Vistadome coach to be introduced on Kalka-Shimla section

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ambala Division of the Northern Railways will introduce a Vistadome coach on the world heritage Kalka-Shimla section from December 11.

Authorities blame bad weather as 3 trains arrive late

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Winters don’t make it easy for public transport services, especially Railways.

Music maestro Dolly Guleria enthrals senior citizens

Music maestro Dolly Guleria enthrals senior citizens

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: An annual award function-2018 was organised by the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association Chapter 6 at the Guru Nanak Public School- 36 auditorium here today.

Shivalik Enclave residents demand copy of resolutionTAKEOVER OF COLONY BY THE MC

Shivalik Enclave residents demand copy of resolution

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

KHARAR: Residents of Shivalik Enclave situated on the Landran road gave a memorandum to Kharar Municipal Council president Anju Chander demanding all documents related to taking over of the colony by the civic body in 2011 without providing any facilities by the builder to them.

Wrong parking in Zirakpur spells chaos on roads

Wrong parking in Zirakpur spells chaos on roads

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Though the traffic police claim to have launched a crackdown on illegal parking on roadsides by issuing challans to violators, the move does not seem to have worked as a deterrent for offenders as traffic congestion in inner areas as well on the Zirakpur stretch is still a common sight.

REPORTER'S DIARY

Flowers first

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

Though the Chandigarh Administration has not received any official confirmation on the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the city to hand over the keys of the flats constructed at Maloya to beneficiaries from the EWS category under a rehabilitation scheme, officials have started making preparations for the visit.

165 vendors challaned

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation (MC) issued 165 challans to illegal vendors during an anti-encroachment drive carried out in the city today.

Constitution of RWA-MHC amended for transparency

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Residents’ Welfare Association Modern Housing Complex (RWA-MHC), Mani Majra, has changed the constitution of the association during the annual general body meeting held here today.

Ex-councillor loses earrings to snatchers

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

KHARAR: Two motorcycle-borne youths sped away after snatching earrings of a former member of the local Municipal Council here on Saturday evening.

Cong leaders meet dwellers of Indira Colony

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Congress Urban -II and the Block Congress Committee, Mani Majra, held a public meeting at Indira Colony here today.

Traders to begin stir on Dec 12

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Demanding implementation of a decision of the UT Administration that declared Sector 17 as a no-vending zone, traders of the market have decided to start an agitation from December 12.

Check drinking in parks, CRAWFED urges SSP

Check drinking in parks, CRAWFED urges SSP

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of the Chandigarh Residents’ Associations Welfare Federation (CRAWFED) have expressed concern over an increase in crime in the city.

Two youths attacked, robbed of bike

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police booked unidentified youths for thrashing two Mani Majra residents in the Sector 7 market here today.

Patients cold-shouldered at PGI

Patients cold-shouldered at PGI

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Patients are facing trouble due to the alleged mismanagement at the ENT OPD of the PGI.

Rahul, Manmohan in Mohali today

Rahul, Manmohan in Mohali today

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI/MOHALI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be in Mohali, Punjab, tomorrow to relaunch the Hindi version of the National Herald publication.

French paper out of syllabus

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: BA final year students of the Government College for Girls have submitted a representation to the Punjab University, saying French paper, which was held on December 7, was out of syllabus.

Welfare panel visits Snehalaya

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

Chandigarh: The Social Welfare Committee of the UT Administration led by its Chairman Satya Pal Jain on Sunday visited Snehalaya, a home for the destitute in Maloya.

SCHOOL NOTES

St Soldier Convent School

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

St Soldier International Convent School, Phase VII, Mohali, witnessed a day of fun and laughter as it organised a fete as a concluding event of silver jubilee celebrations.

Prof Tomar resigns as Dean Research

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof SK Tomar resigned from the post of Dean Research on Sunday.

ACTING TOUGH

PU VC warns dept heads against skipping meets

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar has warned the chairpersons of all departments against skipping meetings and asked them to send their representatives if they cannot come.

illegal vendors irk traders, visitorsSTATE OF MARKETS SECTOR 7

illegal vendors irk traders, visitors

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

Chandigarh: The Sector 7 market is in a state of neglect. Dilapidated toilets, illegal vendors, poor sanitation and insufficient parking space are some of the problems that traders and visitors to the market face on a daily basis.

Agri land near IT Park being misused

Agri land near IT Park being misused

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Despite a ban, commercial activities and construction of new structures on agricultural land near IT Park are going on with impunity.

Two thieves in police net

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two thieves have been arrested with four stolen two-wheelers and other items.

Man’s body found hanging from tree

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 35-year-old man was found hanging from a tree opposite the District Courts Complex in Sector 43 on Sunday morning.

16 arrested for not getting tenant verification done

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have initiated a drive against landlords who fail to get tenant verification done by the police.

Woman kidnaps 3-yr-old, held

Woman kidnaps 3-yr-old, held

10 Dec 2018 | 1:37 AM

MOHALI: The local police have arrested a woman for allegedly kidnapping a three-year-old girl of a migrant family from the Sohana area here.

5 councillors under-utilise ward development fund

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Another year is coming to an end but five councillors of the local Municipal Corporation (MC) have failed to utilise over 30 per cent of their ward development fund of two years.

Anna wins bronzeSPORTS BRIEF

Anna wins bronze

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

Mohali: Anna Patial has won a bronze medal in the taekwondo competition at the 64th National School Games held in Manipur. Anna, who trains at ONYX Taekwondo Academy in Baltana, won the medal in the 14kg category.

Strawberry girls, St Kabir boys in final

Strawberry girls, St Kabir boys in final

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, registered a 17-8 win over Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, and eased into the girls’ U-12 final in the St Kabir Inter-School Basketball Championship here on Saturday.

Daksh sets up title clash with Advit

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Daksh Kapoor humbled Sehaj Sharma 6-2 to set up the title clash with Advit Tiwari in the boys’ U-10 category at the Northridge Open Tennis Championship, here on Saturday.

Jaskirat, Ayushi move into 2nd round

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Jaskirat blanked Garvit 4-0 in a boys’ U-12 first round match on the opening day of the Sunrise Open Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here, on Saturday.

Punjab in control on Day 1COL CK NAYUDU TROPHY

Punjab in control on Day 1

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab bowlers struck in unison to bundle out Tripura for 120 runs in their first innings before Akul Pandove and skipper Anmol Malhotra stitched an unbeaten 57-run partnership for the fifth wicket to help hosts take a 17-run lead on the opening day of their Col CK Nayudu Trophy match at Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala on Saturday.

No fresh trials for selected Punjab roller skaters

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that roller-skaters in the U-11 age-group would be allowed to participate in the national championship on the basis of trials conducted from October 28-30.

2 women held with drugs in separate cases

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police arrested a 35-year-old woman for possessing 10-gm heroin and six injections of buprenorphine here on Saturday.

‘Computers and robots taking over the judiciary a concern’

‘Computers and robots taking over the judiciary a concern’

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amidst brainstorming discussions and sessions on exploring new horizons in technology and computerisation for taking justice to doorsteps through e-Courts concept, a voice of concern on computers taking over the judiciary with robots sitting on the seat of judgment was heard loud and clear today.

Widow fails to get roof under Awas Yojana

Widow fails to get roof under Awas Yojana

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

PATIALA:Following the poor implementation of “Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin” (PMAY-G), a 35-year-old widow of Narmana village in Nabha town sleeps in constant fear under a thatched roof of her house, which might collapse anytime.

Mission Turnaround: 473 primary schools get a makeover

Mission Turnaround: 473 primary schools get a makeover

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

PATIALA:After the state Education Department identified 450 teachers this year for the Mission ‘Turnaround’ for government schools, the movement seems to have started bearing fruits.

1,769 cases settled in National Lok Adalat

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

PATIALA:The National Lok Adalat pertaining to all types of cases (except non-compoundable criminal cases) was held under the supervision of Executive Chairman, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, Mohali, Justice TPS Maan, here today.

Ex-sarpanch hampers work of government officials, booked

Ex-sarpanch hampers work of government officials, booked

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

PATIALA:Former sarpanch owing allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), who is reportedly a close aide of ex-Cabinet Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra, is in the dock.

t Soldier Convent SchoolSCHOOL NOTES

t Soldier Convent School

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

St Soldier International Convent School, Phase VII, Mohali, witnessed a day of fun and laughter as it organised a fete as a concluding event of silver jubilee celebrations.

Redraft model to suit foreign students’ needs, VCs told

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

KHARAR: Vice-Chancellors of 65 universities attended the two-day Association of Indian Universities (AIU) North Zone Vice-Chancellors’ Meet- 2018, which concluded here on Saturday.

Kanupriya’s proposal not taken up

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: PU Syndicate did not take up PUCSC president Kanupriya''s proposal for quashing of late entry fine on residents of girls'' hostels.

PU shortlisted for ‘eminence’ tag

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar on Saturday told the Syndicate that the university has been shortlisted for the Institute of Eminence (IoE) tag.

Syndicate to take legal opinion on invalid degrees

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PU Syndicate on Saturday accepted the report of a varsity panel, which concluded that two teachers from DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, took advantage of invalid PhD degrees from CMJ University in Shillong, Meghalaya.

Three arrested with illicit liquor

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Three persons have been arrested in separate cases registered under the Excise Act at the Zirakpur police station.

CSIO develops day-night chopper operation system for ships

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: An Integrated Helicopter Visual Landing Aid System (HVLAS), that provides optical references and signals for safe operations of a chopper from the deck of a ship at sea, has been developed for the Navy and the Coast Guard by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here.

Mohali cadet bags bronze in IMA passing-out parade

Mohali cadet bags bronze in IMA passing-out parade

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Senior under officer Gurvansh Singh Gosal was awarded a bronze for standing third in the overall order of merit of the Indian Military Academy’s 135th course that passed out today.

ONLINE FRAUD

UT police yet to register FIR

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police are yet to register an FIR in a complaint regarding an online fraud case worth Rs 37 lakh on a social networking site.

ATM FRAUD

Sector 39 woman running from pillar to post to get money back

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: A city resident is running from pillar to post to get back the money fraudulently withdrawn from her account by cloning her ATM card.

NRI voice that enthralled audienceART & CULTURE

NRI voice that enthralled audience

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Gifted with a soulful voice and trained by top musicians, the California-based folk and ghazal singer, Sukhdev Sahil, light up a music concert ‘Sureeli Mohabbat’ at the Randhawa auditorium here today.

Kin seek arrest of third accused

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

AMBALA: Seeking the arrest of the third accused, kin of Israan today blocked a road at the Agarsain Chowk in Naraingarh for nearly an hour this evening.

Two couples with matrimonial disputes reunited in Lok Adalat

Two couples with matrimonial disputes reunited in Lok Adalat

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

MOHALI: The National Lok Adalat here facilitated reunion of two couples, who had an ongoing matrimonial dispute for the past few years.

Man pushes wife from balcony, held

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

DHAKOLI: The police here today arrested a man in an attempt to murder case for allegedly pushing his wife from the balcony of the house following an argument.

Mohali cops yet to get any clue in 2 carjacking cases

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

MOHALI: While the Mohali police claimed to have solved the case of Mullanpur carjacking at gunpoint by arresting two of the total four snatchers here, the police here are still groping in dark in two other similar cases.

Hit by bike, 85-yr-old pedestrian dies

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: An 85-year-old pedestrian died when a motorcycle hit him at Pipli Wala town at Mani Majra here on Friday.

Bag with valuables stolen at wedding

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Miscreants stole a bag containing Rs 53,000 and gold ornaments during the marriage ceremony at a community centre in Sector 37-D here today.

Excise teams foil 5 smuggling bids

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

MOHALI: The Excise and Taxation Department seized 93 cases of liquor, including 74 of country-made liquor, in five different incidents in the district today. The cases were being smuggled from Chandigarh to Punjab areas via Mohali.

Syndicate replaces VC-picked Prof Tomar as Dean Research

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a setback to PU Vice Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar, the Syndicate today divested Prof SK Tomar of the post of the Dean Research.

Man arrested for raping 10-yr-old in Raipur Rani

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police today arrested a 45-year-old man for allegedly raping a 10-year-old in Raipur Rani.

Stray cattle proves fatal for 25-yr-old biker in Zirakpur

Stray cattle proves fatal for 25-yr-old biker in Zirakpur

09 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Yet another life was lost due to the stray cattle menace here when a Dera Bassi youth’s bike collided with an animal that darted across the road on Friday night.

BRIEFLY

Hockey trials today

08 Dec 2018 | 1:44 AM

Chandigarh: Hockey Chandigarh will organise trials to select local boys and girls teams for the upcoming U-17 Khelo India Youth Games 2019.

BRIEFLY

P’kula college rewarded

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

Panchkula: Government Postgraduate College, Sector 1, Panchkula, has been honoured for the best drug de-addiction awareness campaign.

In a first, Education Dept to organise sports tournament for govt school teachers

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

PATIALA:Government School teachers, who will take classes within four walls of the room, will now be seen showing their psychomotor skills on the playing field.

Dreamt of providing seat to each student in school, says MP

Dreamt of providing seat to each student in school, says MP

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

PATIALA:The first timer Member of Parliament (MP) from the city, Dharamvira Gandhi, who believes education system of the country needs a complete overhauling, has spent his 50 per cent of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund on government schools.

New bylaws to govern construction in MC limits

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

PATIALA:The Department of Local Government has notified new byelaws for the construction of buildings in the Municipal Corporation.

Armed Forces Flag Day: Sainik Memorial Hall dedicated to martyrs inaugurated

Armed Forces Flag Day: Sainik Memorial Hall dedicated to martyrs inaugurated

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

PATIALA:The office of District Defence Services Welfare observed the Armed Forces Flag Day here on Friday.

Officials unclear on legality of ‘shamlat land’ sale deed

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

PATIALA:The office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Rajpura, Shiv Kumar, has failed to establish whether sale deed of a ‘shamlat land’ is legal or illegal in a report, which took more than six months to prepare.

Gurukul boys clinch a thriller

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

PANCHKULA:The Gurukul School, Sector 29, entered the semifinals of the U-14 Satluj Premier Cricket League by registering a one-run win over Yadvindra Public School, Mohali.

St Anne’s boys, St Soldier girls in semis

St Anne’s boys, St Soldier girls in semis

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:St Anne’s School, Sector 32, defeated St Peter's School, Sector 37, to reach the semifinals of the boys U-13 category of the St Kabir Inter-school Basketball Championship.

Pratigya, Manit best gymnasts

Pratigya, Manit best gymnasts

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Pratigya Thingnam of Ankur Public School, Sector 14, was named best gymnast of the girls’ U-8 category during the ongoing State Sub-junior Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship, held at the Sector 7 Sports Complex, on Friday.

Youth dies of bullet injuries

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMBALA:A 25-year-old youth died due to multiple bullet injuries in Naraingarh here late on Friday evening.

UGC allows raise in salary of asst profs

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UGC has allowed non-compounded increments to assistant professors, who got enrolled, submitted or awarded PhD before July 11, 2009, and those who got enrolled before July 2010.

Togadia lashes out at Modi government

Togadia lashes out at Modi government

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

PANCHKULA:Pravin Togadia, president of the Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP), while giving the slogan of “Abki Baar Hindu Sarkar” (this time Hindu government), said his party, which would be constituted in January, would contest on all Lok Sabha seats in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.

Class XI student stabbed by senior at P’kula school

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

PANCHKULA:In a shocking incident, a student of Class XII stabbed a Class XI student on the head in the washroom area of a government school at Sector 19 here on Wednesday.

Show-cause notice to Ludhiana RTA

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

MOHALI:The CBI Court in Mohali today issued a show-cause notice to the Ludhiana Regional Transport Authority, Lovejeet Kalsi, for misbehaving with the official, who went to serve bailable warrants, issued by the court, to the officer in the Bhola drug case.

TAX EVASION

Ind Swift firm’s bank account attached

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Excise and Taxation Department has attached the bank account of Ind Swift company after it failed to deposit Rs 66-crore tax and penalty to the department.

195 vendors issued challans

195 vendors issued challans

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a major drive against illegal vendors, the enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today carried out an anti-encroachment drive in the Sadar Market, Sector 19, Shastri Market, Sector 22, and corridors in Sector 18 and 20 here.

MARKET COMMITTEE LICENCE ROW

Depute responsible officer, High Court directs UT CVO

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Taking cognisance of alleged demand of illegal gratification from traders in Chandigarh — coupled with cancellation and restoration of licences by the market committee, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday directed the UT Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) to depute a “responsible officer”.

SCHOOL NOTES

CL DAV

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

Panchkula: CL DAV Public School, Sector 11, Panchkula, celebrated its annual day at Indradhanush Auditorium, Sector 5.

Farewell party at Rayat Bahra

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

MOHALI:A farewell party — ‘Rukhsat’ — was organised by BTech (semester V) students of the University School of Engineering and Technology, Rayat Bahra University, for bidding adieu to the students of Btech (semester VI) here on Friday.

Reading hall inaugurated

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:On the persistent demand of students for more reading space, an extension — Guru Teg Bahadur Hall — to the reading hall of AC Joshi Library was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar at Guru Teg Bahadur Bhawan, Panjab University, on Friday.

A glimpse of Kalidasa’s world on stage

A glimpse of Kalidasa’s world on stage

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The second edition of three-day drama festival — ‘Asees’— concluded with the staging of Mohan Rakesh’s theatrical magnum opus ‘Ashaad ka ek din’ at Randhawa Auditorium here on Friday.

Issue of invalid PhD degrees pending with CBI

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The issue of DAV College teachers possessing invalid PhD degrees, which will be discussed at the Panjab University’s Syndicate meeting, is also pending with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Social Welfare Committee to visit Snehalaya

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Social Welfare Committee of the UT Administration constituted under the chairmanship of former MP Satya Pal Jain shall visit Snehalaya, a shelter home for destitute and abandoned children, in Maloya on Sunday.

Education system needs to be flexible, says MHRD

Education system needs to be flexible, says MHRD

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

KHARAR:The ambitious “Study in India” project launched by the Centre aims to attract two lakh foreign students to India by next year, more than four times the current number, said Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD).

CCPCR seeks EWS details from schools

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) has sought information from the District Education Office (DEO) regarding the admission of students belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) category or disadvantaged groups.

Sector 17 traders to start stir next week

Sector 17 traders to start stir next week

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Traders in Sector 17 have decided to start an agitation next week for implementation of the UT decision to make the sector a no-vending zone.

Vegetable vendor held for minor’s rape

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 22-year-old vegetable vendor has been arrested on the charge of raping a 16-year-old girl.

‘Car theft’ keeps cops on toes

‘Car theft’ keeps cops on toes

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:A complaint of car theft against two men, who had allegedly ‘fled’ with an Audi Q7 from the Sector 8 market around 3:30 pm today, kept the UT police on toes.

Month after robbery at gunpoint, Panchkula cops grope in the dark

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

PANCHKULA:A month after a woman journalist was robbed of her car at gunpoint, the local police are clueless about the carjackers.

2 held for Mullanpur carjacking

2 held for Mullanpur carjacking

08 Dec 2018 | 1:26 AM

MOHALI:Claiming to have worked out the case of Mullanpur carjacking at gunpoint, which took place on November 27, the local police have arrested two suspects while their two accomplices are at large.

From WW-II to Indo-Pak wars, three chiefs have diverse literary choicesMILITARY LITERATURE FESTIVAL

From WW-II to Indo-Pak wars, three chiefs have diverse literary choices

07 Dec 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:As the three-day Military Literature Festival kicks off in Chandigarh on Friday, a look at the literary interests of the three service chiefs shows they have diverse preferences, almost like the forces they command.

BRIEFLY

Volleyball nationals from Dec 19

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Volleyball Association will organise the 45th Junior National Volleyball Championship from December 19 to 25, at Panjab University, under the aegis of Volleyball Federation of India.

Aniket claims gymnastics gold

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aniket of CL Aggarwal DAV School, Sector 7, was adjudged all-round best gymnast of the boys’ U-12 category in the ongoing State Sub-junior Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, at the Sector 7 Sports Complex, on Thursday.

Nanki scores 17 points in Strawberry-26 win

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nanki scored 17 points to help Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, register a 24-12 win over St Anne's School, Sector 32, in the ongoing St Kabir Inter-school Basketball Championship.

U-19 COOCH BEHAR

Punjab escape with a draw

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:A timely unbeaten century by Salil Arora (110) helped Punjab to avert a direct defeat against hosts Madhya Pradesh in the ongoing Cooch Behar Trophy U-19 at MPCA Cricket Ground, Sagar, on Thursday.

Man booked for selling fake ghee

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The police here on Thursday booked a person for manufacturing and selling fake Verka ghee.

Dera Bassi MC chief to be elected on Dec 11

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

DERA BASSI:After remaining vacant for nearly 10 months, the post of the Dera Bassi Municipal Council president will finally be filled soon.

BRIEFLY

Theft bid at Tribune sub-office

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

Ambala: Two thieves struck at The Tribune sub-office in Ambala Cantonment in the wee hours of Thursday.

Play on communal issues staged

Play on communal issues staged

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:Play ‘Bhath Kheran Da Rehan’, written by Ajmair Aulakh and directed by Kewal Dhaliwal, was staged on the third day of fifth Naurah Richards National Theatre Festival at Kalidasa Auditorium in Patiala on Wednesday.

City resident arrested with 1 kg of opium

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:The Rajpura police have recovered 1 kg of opium from a city resident.

13 booked for attacking FCI depot employee, snatching

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

Ambala: Two thieves struck at The Tribune sub-office in Ambala Cantonment in the wee hours on Thursday.

3 months after plaint, no action against illegal constructions

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:Even as city resident Naveen Kumar highlighted the illegal construction of 108 shops in Gurbaksh Colony of the city three months ago, no action has been taken in this regard.

Capt to distribute loan waiver certificates today

Capt to distribute loan waiver certificates today

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will distribute loan waiver certificates to over 1 lakh farmers in Patiala on Friday.

Local body officials in a fix over verification of stamp papers

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA: Agreement to sell, a document prepared on stamp papers and accepted by the local bodies as proof of sale of property in illegal colonies has created issues for the authorities concerned.

Temperature to dip further

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Meteorological Department said, “The temperature will gradually dip in the next three to four days and it will be a dry weather.

CONSUMER FORUM

Warrants against matrimonial firm owner for non-compliance

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: For not having complied with an order of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, bailable warrants have been issued against the director of Wedding Wish Private Limited.

Mesmerising melodious spell by Gurdas Maan at lit festival

Mesmerising melodious spell by Gurdas Maan at lit festival

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Retaining his sparkling dynamism and youthful freshness, celebrated Punjabi music maestro, Bollywood actor and lyricist Gurdas Maan provided the befitting grand finale to the three-day Military Literature Festival 2018 at the Leisure Valley here today.

IAF to give MIG-21 for permanent display in Chandigarh

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH : Residents of the City Beautiful will have an opportunity to see the MIG-21 fighter aircraft grounded by the Indian Air Force (IAF) as the Air Force authorities have agreed to provide one for permanent display at Sector 31.

Six teams to monitor fly menace in Barwala, Raipur Rani

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

PANCHKULA: Taking a serious note on the issue of fly menace in the Barwala and Raipur Rani areas, the district administration today warned poultry farm owners to immediately find out ways to get rid of the problem or face action.

765 head of cattle entered P’kula from neighbouring cities: Report

765 head of cattle entered P’kula from neighbouring cities: Report

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

PANCHKULA: In a report submitted by the Animal Husbandry Department to Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mukul Kumar it has been stated that more than 765 head of stray cattle entered the city during late night hours.

P’kula MC awards solid waste mgmt project to French firm

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

PANCHKULA: Integrated solid waste management project in Jhuriwala village across Ghaggar river is likely to see the light of the day as the Municipal Corporation (MC) has awarded the contract for the project to consortium M/s Ikos Environment SAS (lead member) and M/s Mailhem Ikos Management Pvt Ltd, France-based company.

PGI don gets CIGI award

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: An Asst Professor (Speech & Hearing), Department of ENT, PGI, Dr N Banumathy, has won the CIGI Award for her research paper on “Development and acquisition of pragmatic skills in paediatric cochlear implants” at CIGICON 2018, held in Daman.

Seven SDMs transferred from Fatehgarh Sahib in five months

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The post of SDM, Fatehgarh Sahib, has become a matter of great concern for the people of subdivision as no one likes to be posted here.

No end to parking woes at Sector 22 market

No end to parking woes at Sector 22 market

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the Punjab and the Harayna High Court has sought views of the chief architect of the Chandigarh Administration on suggestions of altering the design of the government houses facing the main market up to Kiran Cinema in Sector 22 to solve the problem of parking, traders in the area have demanded that parking of vehicles be allowed at the space lying vacant at the backside of the houses.

ORAL CANCER DAY

4 cases of suspected oral cancer detected at camp

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: An oral cancer screening camp for truck drivers and conductors was conducted in Sector 26 to mark National Oral Cancer Day and four of those checked were found prone to tobacco-related diseases.

Kharar youth dies in Canada

Kharar youth dies in Canada

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

KHARAR: Sukhpreet Singh (25), a resident of Dashmesh Nagar, Kharar, who was studying in Canada, died under mysterious circumstances at his flat on December 1.

Man arrested, granthi booked for issuing bogus marriage certificate

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi police have arrested a man and also booked a granthi of a gurdwara for allegedly issuing a bogus marriage certificate to a runaway couple.

Dera Bassi resident booked for outraging woman’s modesty

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi police booked a person on charges of outraging the modesty of a 32-year-old woman living in his neighbourhood here.

35-yr-old hangs herself to death

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

DERA BASSI: A 35-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling at her rented accommodation in Saidpura village here today.

Woman gets life term for boyfriend’s murder

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

ROPAR: Additional District and Sessions Judge Surinderpal Kaur here today sentenced a woman to life imprisonment for killing her boyfriend.

2 arrested for smuggling diesel

2 arrested for smuggling diesel

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI: In a case of alleged fuel smuggling from Chandigarh to the Punjab area, a team of the Excise and Taxation Department, Chandigarh, has seized an oil tanker containing 2,500 litres of diesel near YPS Chowk here.

Two booked for eve-teasing

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two Ram Darbar residents have been booked for eve-teasing and stalking two girls.

Theft at house on PGI campus

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Gold jewellery worth lakhs and Rs 20,000 besides other valuables were stolen from a house on the PGI campus.

TAX EVASION

Ind Swift owner sent to judicial custody

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The owner of Ind Swift, Nav Rattan Munjal, who was arrested for tax evasion on December 3, was produced in court today and sent to judicial custody.

Cops not serious, say bitcoin scam victims

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two complainants in the Bitcoin scam have moved an application praying for reinvestigation of the matter.

On Day 2, 33 challaned for honking at hospitals

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: A total of 33 challans were issued by the UT traffic police on the second day of their campaign against honking on the hospital premises.

Attack on jeweller: UT police release sketches of suspects

Attack on jeweller: UT police release sketches of suspects

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have prepared sketches of two of the four persons, who are suspected to have opened fire on the owner of GH Ornaments, a jewellery store at the NAC, Mani Majra, on December 3.

DRDO labs hold seminar to promote official language

DRDO labs hold seminar to promote official language

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: A two-day national scientific and technical seminar to promote the use of the official language in research and development activities, being organised by the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s Chandigarh cluster, began here today.

PELLETS IN BODY

HC seeks report on forwarding of case to Lok Adalat

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Less than a month after a city resident with pellets still embedded in the body after bullet injury moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging repeated attempts by the Chandigarh Police to file untraced report in his case, Justice Rajan Gupta has sought report from the UT District and Sessions Judge.

2 major UT projects to start next week

2 major UT projects to start next week

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two major projects of the UT Administration, worth over Rs 100 crores, will finally begin next week.

Play brings pain of Partition alive on stage

Play brings pain of Partition alive on stage

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Impact Arts, presented Punjabi play ‘Mitti da Bawa’ on the second day of drama festival — ‘Asees’ — at Randhawa Auditorium here on Thursday.

SCHOOL NOTES

Learning Paths School

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

Mohali: The annual athletics meet for the junior wing of Learning Paths School, Mohali, was held at Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh, wherein students from Class I to V took part in various competitions such as long jump, medicine ball throw and standing board jump.

BRIEFLY

Prof Gupta is Dean, Alumni, at PU

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

Chandigarh: Prof Deepti Gupta, Chairperson of the Department of English, has been named as the Dean, Alumni. Incumbent head, Prof Anil Monga, has resigned.

SGPC chief dwells on Guru Nanak’s life at PU

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The speech of Bhai Gobind Singh Longowal, president, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), was cut short on Thursday, as Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar had to leave for another function.

Unrest over BJP-affiliated persons occupying key posts at university

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: With key posts going to those affiliated with the RSS-BJP, there is unrest among a section of Senators in Panjab University (PU).

Haryana Guv talks about BR Ambedkar’s vision, life

Haryana Guv talks about BR Ambedkar’s vision, life

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya gave away Rs 5 lakh to the Panjab University (PU)’s Dr Ambedkar Centre during a national seminar to commemorate the Mahaparinirvan Diwas of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar here on Thursday.

131 projects displayed at science cong

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Around 500 students and teachers from across Punjab participated in three-day 26th Children’s Science Congress, which concluded at the Indo-Swiss Training Centre here on Thursday.

Date for collecting admission forms extended till December 25 for EWS

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: As the DC office is yet to issue income certificates, the date for issue and receipt of admission forms has been extended till December 25 for the applicants belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) category.

Bag weight not in line with MHRD instructions: Panel

Bag weight not in line with MHRD instructions: Panel

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: According to the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR), during an inspection, schools were found violating the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) orders to all state governments and UTs regarding a policy on the weight of school bags.

Mullanpur carjacking ‘cracked’, three in net

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI:Nine days after a Swift car was forcibly taken away from a youth, Amandeep Singh, at gunpoint on the Mullanpur-Baddi road, the Mohali police are said to have picked up three miscreants and worked out the case.

Cyclist hit by mobike, dies

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 39-year-old cyclist was killed after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle on the road separating Sector 55 and 56.

Man who faked death gets five-day remand

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI: Nine days after a Swift car was forcibly taken away from a youth, Amandeep Singh, at gunpoint on the Mullanpur-Baddi road, the Mohali police are said to have picked up three miscreants and worked out the case.

Nigerian held with Rs2.5-crore heroin

Nigerian held with Rs2.5-crore heroin

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

KHARAR: The CIA staff, Kharar, on Wednesday arrested a Nigerian national, Nasa Ulagba, near Shivjot Enclave here and seized half a kg of heroin from his possession.

Sordid tale ends as infant finally lands in mother’s lap

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Less than 100 days after he was born, an infant has finally landed in his mother’s lap, ending a sordid tale that began with a neighbour allegedly taking him away.

Remove encroachments from front of houses: HC

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today reiterated its earlier directions on the removal of encroachments in front of houses in the name of greenery.

BMW MURDER CASE

Crucial lead in BMW case, HC told

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police today claimed there was a new and crucial lead in the investigation of the case in which former Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s relative Akansh Sen was crushed to death under the wheels of a BMW car in Sector 9.

HSVP nets Rs 100 crore in e-auction of sites

07 Dec 2018 | 1:57 AM

PANCHKULA: Having seen its e-auctions flop in the past six months, the cash-strapped Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) was taken by surprise as it raked in over Rs 100 crore from the sale of commercial sites that were put up for e-auction today.

Housefly menace makes life miserable for residents

Housefly menace makes life miserable for residents

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:“Our relatives refrain from coming to our homes due to houseflies – claim the people of Kheri Musalmani village in Patiala.

Man kills labourer, fakes own death for insurance money

Man kills labourer, fakes own death for insurance money

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

SOLAN:A man faked his death allegedly for making an insurance claim, but ran out of luck as the police nabbed him on suspicion that he had killed a labourer and burnt his body in his car.

Minuscule minority finds a mentionIN GOOD FAITH

Minuscule minority finds a mention

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

The Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 on September 6 brought great relief to the 0.04 per cent-strong third gender community in the country.

HAVE YOUR SAY

A welcome move

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

This refers to a news report, “Don’t honk on hospital premises”, published in Chandigarh Tribune on December 5. It’s good that the Chandigarh Traffic Police will challan motorists who unnecessarily keep honking inside the hospital areas.

How mental illness becomes a social burdenSTATE OF MIND

How mental illness becomes a social burden

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

Raman (name changed) had just taken up a job in Mumbai after his engineering when he came to our department. As I, a fresh MD student, took his history, it became all too apparent that the tall good-looking clean-shaven Sikh had Paranoid Schizophrenia.

BRIEFLY

Rs 4,800 snatched from man

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

Chandigarh: An Activa-borne miscreant snatched Rs 4,800 from a person near Hallo Majra on Wednesday. The police said the victim reported that a snatcher targeted him near the CRPF gate at Hallo Majra.

Army man dies in road mishap

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

Ambala: A 52-year-old Army man was crushed to death under a sugarcane-laden tractor-trailer on the NH-344 near Dheen village on Wednesday.

Mridul, Satyam shine for Gurukul

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PANCHKULA:The Gurukul School, Sector 29, registered a 10-wicket win over Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, in a low scoring U-14 Satluj Premier League match here on Wednesday.

Princepal selected in Indian team

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab cager Princepal Singh has been selected in the Indian men's team for the Super Kung Sheung Cup International Basketball Invitation Championship in Hong Kong from December 11-16.

Kids put to test at Khelo India camp

Kids put to test at Khelo India camp

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) is conducting week-long trials to select local teams for the Khelo-India Nationals, at the football stadium of the Sector 42 Sports Complex.

St Kabir cagers edge past NPS

St Kabir cagers edge past NPS

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts St Kabir Public School registered a 12-2 win over National Public School (NPS) on the third day of the St Kabir Basketball Tournament here on Wednesday.

COOCH BEHAR TROPHY

Punjab stare at defeat

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab colts were in a spot of bother as they lost three quick wickets to slip to 57/3 in their second innings against hosts Madhya Pradesh on the third and penultimate day of their Cooch Behar Trophy match after being asked to follow on.

Bhai Veer Singh remembered

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:Bhai Veer Singh Chair at Punjabi University today organised a national seminar celebrating the birth anniversary of the poet, scholar and theologian Bhai Veer Singh as day of Punjabi language.

Three-day book fair to enthral bibliophiles

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:To inculcate the habit of book reading, DAV Patiala, in collaboration with Scholastics Pvt Ltd organised a 3-day book fair in its premises.

Fun games mark school’s annual sports day

Fun games mark school’s annual sports day

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:Sushila Devi Public School celebrated its annual sports day, here today, with great zeal.

89 per cent drug addicts in state literate, says doc

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:As many as 200 MBBS students of Government Medical College were sensitised against drug abuse in a seminar under the Tandrust Punjab Mission organised by NSS (National Service Scheme) unit of the medical college.

‘Flawed’ user charges policy delays medical purchases

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:With the purchasing power of Rs 50,000, at a time, by the head of the medical institutions in the state, the newly formulated user charges policy have left the institutions handicapped.

MC begins work for covering Sanauri Adda garbage dump

MC begins work for covering Sanauri Adda garbage dump

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:Giving residents of about 20 residential colonies a whiff of clean air, Municipal Corporation, Patiala, has finally started work of covering the garbage dump at Sanauri Adda in the city.

Mystery shrouds woman’s death in Dera Bassi

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

DERA BASSI:Mystery shrouds the death of a 26-year-old woman at Mubarikpur village near here.

Mohali gets  Rs 36 lakh to purchase two modern pruning machines

Mohali gets Rs 36 lakh to purchase two modern pruning machines

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

MOHALI:The Punjab government today handed over a cheque for Rs 36 lakh to the Mohali Municipal Corporation to procure two modern pruning machines for cutting and pruning of trees in the city.

Vij inspects work of gymnasium

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

AMBALA:Health, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij today reviewed the construction work of a gymnasium near Subhash Park in Ambala Cantonment.

Traditional greeting lives on in Namaskaar!

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

Namaskaar! The traditional way of greeting in India is by joining the hands at the chest level and uttering a greeting like Namaskaar, Namaste, Namaskaram or Namaskara.

Rs 1.85-cr excise notice to city petrol pump

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Continuing its drive against defaulters, the UT Excise and the Taxation Department has served a notice on a petrol pump situated in Sector 28 here.

Going away and going on, foreverBROAD STROKES

Going away and going on, forever

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

“This one is for you, father,” read the photo caption on the front page of a newspaper showing an emotional Sachin Tendulkar raise his bat skywards after scoring a magnificent knock of 140 against Kenya to keep the Indian hopes alive during the 1999 cricket World Cup.

Two months on, 3 held for robbing auto driver

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two months after three motorcycle-borne miscreants robbed an auto driver of Rs 3,000 and two mobile phones at knifepoint, the UT police have arrested the suspects.

Drive against traffic violations

Drive against traffic violations

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The traffic wing of the Zirakpur police has issued 72 challans to violators and impounded five motorbikes and an auto-rickshaw.

MC committee meets waste collectors

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The committee constituted by the Municipal Corporation for seeking the views of all stakeholders regarding the scheme of solid waste management in the city held its meeting under the chairpersonship of Raj Bala Malik today.

Badnore reviews Smart City projects

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today reviewed the Smart City projects.

Dera Bassi resident duped of Rs 40,000

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two fraudsters duped a Dera Bassi resident of Rs 40,000 by befooling him at Sector 35 here today.

Debit card swapped, HP man loses Rs 75K

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

MOHALI:A resident of Nangal, Himachal Pradesh, lost Rs 75,000 to two fraudsters who allegedly swapped his debit card at an ATM booth in Balongi village here late on Tuesday night.

Artificial intelligence does not exist, says 15-year-old IBM programmer

Artificial intelligence does not exist, says 15-year-old IBM programmer

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:“Next generation technology is huge and the world really needs more developers.

Solution to MHC issues soon, MC team assures residents

Solution to MHC issues soon, MC team assures residents

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a relief to the residents of the Modern Housing Complex (MHC), Mani Majra, Municipal Corporation (MC) officials have decided to start development works related to the area soon.

Mentally challenged gives birth to girl

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

KHARAR:A mentally challenged woman, who was admitted to Prabh Aasra, a home for helpless and mentally retarded, in Padiala village near Kurali on March 10 this year, gave birth to a baby girl.

SCHOOL NOTES

Nav Bal Niketan School

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

Chandigarh: Nav Bal Niketan Smart School, Sector 29-B, celebrated its golden jubilee with a musical extravaganza “Srjin-Mellifluent Symphony”.

Mother of 6-yr-old clears PCS (Judicial)

Mother of 6-yr-old clears PCS (Judicial)

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

KHARAR:Some people never give up till they achieve their goal.

28 students selected for NDA honoured

28 students selected for NDA honoured

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

MOHALI:Army is facing a severe shortage of officers and also there is poor rate of induction of Punjabi youngsters in the armed forces.

PIL is a reflection of patriarchal ideas & prejudices: Kanupriya

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against relaxation in hostel timings, Panjab University Campus Students’ Council president Kanupriya said, “Reasons cited in PIL like that of abduction and sexual harassment if timings are changed are nothing else, but a reflection of already prevalent patriarchal ideas and prejudices.

UT Admn, Rotary Club sign MoU to set up Health Education Centre

UT Admn, Rotary Club sign MoU to set up Health Education Centre

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration and Rotary Club of Chandigarh today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up a Health Education Centre in the city.

Senate to decide API score for recruitment of associate profs

Senate to decide API score for recruitment of associate profs

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University Senate will take a final call on Academic Performance Indicator (API) score for direct recruitment of associate professor and professor in a meeting to be held on December 15.

POOR QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION ON PANJAB UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Panel report to be tabled before Syndicate

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:A report of the Panjab University (PU) panel on poor quality of construction of several buildings on the campus will come up for discussion before the Syndicate, which is a governing body of the PU, in a meeting on December 8.

It’s the same old story at Zirakpur

It’s the same old story at Zirakpur

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Zirakpur, which is considered the gateway to Chandigarh and the neighbouring states, has added a dubious distinction to it with commuters being most unsafe on its roads.

Flop e-auctions: HSVP to remove shortcomings

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PANCHKULA:Concerned over a number of failed attempts to e-auction commercial as well as school sites in the town this year, the cash-strapped Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has decided to identify and remove the shortcomings leading to the flop shows.

Panchkula’s wait for ROB gets longer

Panchkula’s wait for ROB gets longer

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

PANCHKULA:The railway overbridge (ROB) to be constructed over the railway line passing through Sector 19 here would be delayed as the Railways has failed to approve the design submitted by the Haryana Public Works Department (PWD).

Attack on jeweller: Day after, no clue

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after four unidentified miscreants opened fire on the owner of GH Ornaments, at the NAC, Mani Majra, the UT police have failed to make any headway in the case.

Oral cancer on rise, tobacco to blameWORLD ORAL CANCER DAY

Oral cancer on rise, tobacco to blame

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The number of oral cancer cases is on the rise. On an average, one case is reported at the PGI daily.

Marriages at Rock Garden under lens

Marriages at Rock Garden under lens

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The holding of marriages at Rock Garden has come under the judicial scanner.

19 challaned for honking

19 challaned for honking

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nineteen challans were issued on the first day of the challaning drive against honking inside the hospital premises.

Minerva FC banned for 3 yrs

Minerva FC banned for 3 yrs

06 Dec 2018 | 2:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Sports Department has slapped three-year suspension on defending I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC for fielding overage players in the 16th All-India Administrator’s U-17 Challenge Cup final against Chandigarh Football Club (CFA).

BRIEFLY

Handball trials tomorrow

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

Chandigarh: The UT Sports Department will conduct trials to select local teams for the All-India Invitational Handball Tournament on December 6 at the handball courts of the Sector 42 Sports Complex here.

U-18 Youth League: YFC beat RGS 1-0

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

RURKA KALAN:Round Glass Sports (RGS) suffered a heartbreak as they went down 1-0 to hosts Youth Football Club (YFC), Rurka Kalan, in the AIFF U-18 Youth League (Punjab Zone), here on Tuesday.

Prince takes St Peter’s to victory

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Prince scored eight points as St Peter’s School, Sector 37, overcame St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, 13-7 in a closely contested match on the second day of the St Kabir Inter-School Basketball Championship here on Tuesday.

Golfer Khushi shines in Kolkata

Golfer Khushi shines in Kolkata

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Khushi Hooda, 14 year old Haryana girl, took the golfing world by storm at Kolkata by becoming the second youngest winner of the All-India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship.

City lad Sarthak to be part of Australian Open

City lad Sarthak to be part of Australian Open

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:City lad Sarthak Gandhi has been selected to represent India as an official ball kid for the 2019 Australian Open.

Satyam steers Gurukul to victory

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA:An all-round effort by Satyam helped The Gurukul School, Sector 29, register a seven-wicket win over Sarthak School, Sector 12, in a low-scoring U-14 Satluj Premier League Cricket Tournament match here on Tuesday.

Minerva FC back in title race

Minerva FC back in title race

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

KOLKATA:Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC defeated East Bengal 1-0 to get back to title reckoning with their third win of the I-League season here on Tuesday.

4 killed in road accidents

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:Four persons were killed while one suffered injuries in separate road accidents in the city.

Have  your say

Have your say

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

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Rajpura woman found dead, police suspect drug overdose

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR:A 20-year-old woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Ranje Di Haveli locality on Tarn Taran Road on Monday night.

Peon’s purse stolen

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:An unknown person stole a purse containing cash and documents of a peon working at the District Courts in Sector 43 here.

Thieves strike at house

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

KHARAR:Thieves struck at a house in New Sunny Enclave here on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

Accused of injuring cop at naka, 2 youths sent to police remand

Accused of injuring cop at naka, 2 youths sent to police remand

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA:Two youths arrested for seriously injuring a police constable were produced in a local court today which remanded them to two-day police custody.

CRIME BRIEFS

Man held with heroin

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested one person with five grams of heroin.

FIRING AT F BAR

5 suspects in judicial custody

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today sent the five suspects in the F Bar firing case to judicial custody.

Patient jumps to death from hospital building

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMBALA:A 38-year-old man who was admitted to a private hospital in Mullana allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the second floor of the hospital building here this morning.

RE-EMPLOYMENT

Varsity case adjourned

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:Arguments took place in the Punjab and Haryana High Court today during a hearing in a case of re-employment in Punjabi University.

‘Hum Dono’ staged on Day 1

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:The North Zone Culture Centre (NZCC) is organising the fifth Nora Richards National Theatre Festival in the city.

Admn forced to shift CM’s function venueTEACHERS’ PROTEST

Admn forced to shift CM’s function venue

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:Following the ongoing protest by the splinter group of teacher unions, the Patiala district administration was compelled to shift the venue of a state-level function of farmers which was scheduled to be held at the Mehmadpur grain market.

Successive govts in Hry failed to provide jobs : Karan Chautala

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA:Youth were feeling dejected as the Congress and the BJP governments in the state failed to provide them employment in the past 15 years, said Karan Chautala, son of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala at the INLD youth conference at Jat Bhawan in Sector 6 here.

Basic epidemiology course at PGI

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:About 29 persons from all over the country are attending a 10-day course on basic epidemiology and biostatistics at School of Public Health, PGI.

Students from across states take part in CGC event

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

KHARAR:The Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri, organised a state-level cultural function — Fashionista.

Meet on care for expectant mothers

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:To bring down the number of maternity deaths in the region, the Mohali Obstetric Gynaecological Society (MOHOGS), along with the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), organised a conference on ‘Infertility and Adbhut Matrutva’.

MC issues notification for fire NOC

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh MC has issued a notification of imposing fee for issuance of a no-objection certificate (NOC) from theFire Department.

Make nation drug-free, tap youth energy for growth: Himachal Guv

Make nation drug-free, tap youth energy for growth: Himachal Guv

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

KHARAR:Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Tuesday asked representatives of various social organisations to come forward to eradicate drugs from the country and encouraged them to tap the energy of the youth in the development ofthe country.

Ensure affordable machines for farmers: CII Chairman

Ensure affordable machines for farmers: CII Chairman

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The 13th edition of CII Agro Tech India-2018 concludedat the Parade Ground hereon Tuesday.

Ex-short service commission officers demand pension, medical facilities

Ex-short service commission officers demand pension, medical facilities

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former short service commission (SSC) officers today reiterated their demand for grant of pro-rata pension as well as facilities of medical treatment on similar lines as are being given to regular officers.

‘Make development process inclusive’

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:KBS Sidhu, Special Chief Secretary to the Government of Punjab and Director General, Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, while inaugurating a two-day workshop on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-2030 advocated the need for effective strategies for making the development process inclusive with focus on well-being and happiness of our people.

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Panel to seek views of garbage collectors

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mayor Davesh Moudgil today constituted a committee to seek views of all stakeholders on the solid waste management scheme of the Municipal Corporation.

TAX EVASION

Cops get two days to grill Ind Swift owner

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The owner of Ind Swift, who was arrested for tax evasion yesterday, was produced in court today and sent to police remand for two days.

Chair seized by Customs at Delhi PU heritage: FRI

Chair seized by Customs at Delhi PU heritage: FRI

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, has confirmed that a chair seized at the Delhi airport by the Customs Department resembles the heritage chairs of the Panjab University (PU) library.

GMCH-32 spruced up to ‘impress’ central team

GMCH-32 spruced up to ‘impress’ central team

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ahead of the visit of a Kayakalp team from the Centre to inspect cleanliness at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, the hospital authorities went on an overdrive to make the premises spick and span.

Issue of opening girls’ hostels 24X7 at PU under HC scanner

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab and Haryana High Court has put Panjab University (PU) on notice on a petition for prohibiting the varsity from changing the timing of the girls’ hostels in contravention of the handbook of hostel rules.

CSIO scientist gets national award

CSIO scientist gets national award

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities – 2018 has been conferred upon Amit Laddi, Senior Scientist at Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here, for developing a new cost-effective mobility assistive device for improving the life of disabled persons.

‘Saansad Bharat Darshan’ concludes

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:‘Saansad Bharat Darshan’, an initiative by MP Anurag Thakur from Himachal Pradesh, which took 40 meritorious girl students of Class X and XII from Hamirpur to various parts of India, concluded at the Press Club in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

SCHOOL NOTES

Annual day celebrated

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

Patiala: Budha Dal Public School celebrated its annual day, “Gracias”.

Guru Nanak PublicSCHOOL NOTES

Guru Nanak Public

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

MOUNT CARMEL:Chandigarh: An ‘akhand path sahib’ was organised at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36-D, Chandigarh.

PU Asst Prof member of national academy

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Sangeeta Pilkhwal Sah, working as an Assistant Professor (Physiology) at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), in recognition of her significant contribution to medical sciences.

Govt school students shine

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sushil and Vipul Gupta of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, participated in the 45th Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for children, held at Ahmadabad recently.

Centre working to make PU accessible to disabled: Sampla

Centre working to make PU accessible to disabled: Sampla

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vijay Sampla, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, blamed the Punjab Government for the delay in the disbursal of post-matric scholarships (PMS) to the Scheduled Caste students on Tuesday.

UIET gets Rs 2.24-cr research project

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University (PU), bagged a research project worth Rs 2.24 crore from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, under the title ‘Development of 5G-based UAV Augmented Intelligent Monitoring and Surveillance System’.

INVALID PHD DEGREES

PU panel calls for action against teachers

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Panjab University (PU) panel, in its report regarding invalid PhD degrees of two teachers of DAV College here, blamed former Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover in the case.

Thieves call on Mohali house

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh from the house of Raminder Singh (63), a former Assistant General Manager of Punjab and Sind Bank in Sector 69.

BARWALA MURDERS

Lovely’s cousin Mohit arrested

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA:The crime branch of the Panchkula police today arrested Mohit, cousin of Lovely, who was allegedly involved in the killing of her mother Rajbala and the latter’s three grandchildren at Khatauli village near Barwala on November 16.

Don’t honk on hospital premises

Don’t honk on hospital premises

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Continuing its campaign to make the city honk-free, the UT traffic police will start challaning motorists found honking unnecessarily inside the hospital premises from tomorrow.

On way to interview, girl dies in mishap

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A diploma student of Dev Samaj College, Sector 36, who was riding pillion on a motorcycle was killed while a UT constable, who was riding the motorcycle, was injured when their motorcycle was hit by a speeding car on the road separating Sector 36 and 23 today.

4 open fire at owner of jewellery showroom

4 open fire at owner of jewellery showroom

05 Dec 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:High drama was witnessed when four assailants riding a Brezza vehicle arrived outside a jewellery showroom, GH Ornaments, at the NAC, Mani Majra, tonight and opened fire at the showroom owner.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
AAP to ‘take call’ on coalition later this month

AAP to ‘take call’ on coalition later this month

11 Dec 2018 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP is still to take a final call on being a part of the opposition coalition, largely seen as a political compulsion to prevent the formidable establishment-led by Narendra Modi from returning to power in the 2019 general elections even as party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday attended the opposition parties’ meeting called to discuss the way forward.

DCW saves teen girl from child marriage

11 Dec 2018 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:A 13-year-old girl has been rescued from her house in Palam by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) preventing her from being married off to a man much older than her, and something that could have turned her life into a hell later.

Sikhs hold protest against atrocities on minorities in Pak

Sikhs hold protest against atrocities on minorities in Pak

11 Dec 2018 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Activists of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal (SBS Foundation) staged a protest for atrocities against minorities in Pakistan.

Woman shot dead at home in Dwarka

11 Dec 2018 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:In a suspected case of revenge killing, a 45-year-old woman was shot dead by two men at her home in Dwarka on Monday, a police official said.

BSES settles 4k power theft cases of Rs 39 cr through Lok Adalats

11 Dec 2018 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Around 4,000 power theft cases with a value of about Rs 39 crore were settled in BSES Lok Adalats held over the weekend, said a spokesperson for the company .

CM, his deputy condole Prof Hasan’s death

11 Dec 2018 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Eminent historian Prof Mushirul Hasan, who has served as pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia, passed away early this morning.

Elderly couple robbed at gunpoint

11 Dec 2018 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:An elderly couple was robbed of cash and jewellery at gunpoint by two unidentified men in the Punjabi Bagh area, west Delhi, a police official said.

Man stabbed to death over petty issue

10 Dec 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:A 25-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death and another injured in a scuffle between two groups in Sawan Park, northwest Delhi, a police official said today.

Kingpin of drug cartel arrested

10 Dec 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:The police arrested a wanted kingpin of inter-state narcotic drug cartel.

Two held for selling fake LTC package

10 Dec 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:A syndicate indulged in cheating government servants by organsing leave travel concession (LTC) tours busted and two persons Ashwani Singh (32), and Harpat Singh (26), were arrested, a police official said.

‘Swaraj India will not be part of any mahagathbandhan’

‘Swaraj India will not be part of any mahagathbandhan’

10 Dec 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Swaraj India will not be a part of “grand coalition” of opposition parties for 2019 general elections, as announced by its president Yogendra Yadav today while launching a “people’s campaign” for nation building with issues of agrarian crisis, plight of farmers and agitated youth in the wake of paper leaks in country’s top examinations being at its centre.

Two fugitive gangsters held with arms, ammo

09 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: The police apprehended two dreaded gangsters of the Sonu Daryapur gang namely Vijay Sehrawat (38) and Sanjay Lakra (47) yesterday and a large quantity of arms and ammunition were seized from their possession, said DCP PS Kushwah.

FATEHPURI MOSQUE COMPLEX

Pay revised rents or evict shops, Wakf Board to traders

09 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Waqf Board has given an ultimatum to shopkeepers in the Fatehpuri mosque complex, warning of eviction if they do not accept new rentals by December 20.

VHP rally: Traffic police issue advisory; security beefed up

VHP rally: Traffic police issue advisory; security beefed up

09 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: In view of a large gathering in the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally, ''Dharma Sansad'' at Ramlila Ground tomorrow, the Delhi Traffic Police today issued advisory to ensure safety of people.

AAP, BJP lock horns over deletion of Bania votes

09 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) locked horns over alleged mass deletion of Bania votes in Delhi, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that the traders community would not vote for ruling party at the Centre.

Chadha institute gets empowerment award

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

New Delhi: Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, an initiative by The Ponty Chadha Foundation, on Friday received the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities from Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

DELHI-GURUGRAM-SNB

DPR of RRTS corridor approved

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI: The government has approved detailed project report of Delhi-Gurugram-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex) regional rapid transit system (RRTS) corridor.

DU STUDENT’S ABDUCTION

College admin trying to cover up issue, alleges AISA

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI: With no clue about the whereabouts of a second-year student of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College days after she was “kidnapped” in the national capital, the All India Students'' Association (AISA) today slammed the Delhi Police over the delay claiming the “lackadaisical” attitude of the police leads to such incidents.

Convocations of IIMC, AIIMS held

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday unveiled the plaque of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Marg at Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) followed by the institute''s 51st convocation ceremony wherein she stressed the need for "value-based" journalism and appreciated the encouragement being given to journalism courses in Indian languages.

Chandni Chowk: Sisodia launches revamp project

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI: Laying the foundation stone for Rs 65-crore redevelopment project of Chandni Chowk here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said the re-construction and decongestion of the area will boost tourism and trade by manifolds in the national capital.

Maliwal urges police chief to trace girls immediatelyNINE GIRLS GO MISSING FROM SHELTER HOME

Maliwal urges police chief to trace girls immediately

08 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal today met Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and expressed her apprehension that police officials may also be involved in “re-tra