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8 families get compensation

8 families get compensation

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The government on Tuesday distributed compensation of Rs 5 lakh each among the family members of eight, who died in the train accident near Joda Phatak.

At 80, she is a lesson in humanity

At 80, she is a lesson in humanity

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Following the ideology of her mentor Vimla Dang (Padma Shree), renowned social and political activist, 80-year-old Rajni Malhotra has never backed down from taking up challenges in the hour of need.

Wanted ‘criminal’ found dead in city

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: “Notorious criminal” Amandeep Singh, alias Sunny, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in New Gurnam Nagar here on Tuesday.

Silence of police on councillor assault encourages rumours

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after elapsing of three weeks, the police are silent on the reason behind the assault on Congress Councillor Jeet Singh Bhatia.

Ajnala man’s body arrives from Dubai

Ajnala man’s body arrives from Dubai

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

The body of a person from Ajnala, who died of cardiac arrest in Dubai, reached at Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport here on Tuesday.

Book Fairy Cordelia Oxley in city, rekindles the magic of reading

Book Fairy Cordelia Oxley in city, rekindles the magic of reading

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Being a book fairy means making people believe in magic, in this case, magic of reading a book.

Youth dies in road mishap

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A biker, identified as Bachitar Singh, died in a road mishap near Mahal village here on Monday.

Religious event blocks road

Religious event blocks road

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The organisers of a religious event erected tent on Ram Tirath Road at the Valmiki Chowk, blocking the road for commuters on Monday.

Gurpurb celebrated with religious fervour

Gurpurb celebrated with religious fervour

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: On the eve of Gurpurb, Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School celebrated Gurpurb of Sri Guru Ram Das, Sikhs fourth Guru and founder of Amritsar, with devotion and fervor in Gurudwara located at the school.

Hockey star gets rousing welcome

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

TARN TARAN: Baljit Kaur, member of the Indian hockey team that won silver medal in the Summer Youth Olympics 2018, received a warm welcome by the district administration here on Tuesday.

Traders against merger of DGFT offices

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Importers and exporters are irked at the merger of the local Director General Foreign Trade (DGFT) office with the DGFT, Ludhiana.

EPFO appoints nodal officer to settle claims

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has appointed a nodal officer to settle the claims of persons who died in the train mishap on October 19.

CAMPUS NOTES

BBK DAV win tennis tourney

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

Amritsar: Tennis team of BBK DAV College for Women won the GNDU inter-college tennis championship held at Guru Nanak Dev University Campus Amritsar.

Surprise check at Patti jailSNIPPETS

Surprise check at Patti jail

24 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

Tarn Taran: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal and SSP Darshan Singh Mann conducted a surprise check at the Sub Jail, Patti, 25 km from here, on Tuesday.

Khalsa School’s foundation day

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: Khalsa College Senior Secondary School celebrated its 125th Establishment Day here on Monday.

Hockey player from Khalsa College calls on Modi

Hockey player from Khalsa College calls on Modi

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: Khalsa College hockey player Reet has arrived along with the Indian hockey team back home after registering various achievements, including the emphatic performance in the recently concluded Youth Olympics held at Netherlands.

Social media comes in handy at time of distress

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: At times when people were looking for their loved ones, social media played a major role in helping people find each other, help each other.

Murder case solved, wife among 3 held

Murder case solved, wife among 3 held

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

TARN TARAN: The district police claimed to have solved the murder mystery with the arrest of three persons, including the deceased’s wife.

No firework on Guru Ram Das birth anniversary

No firework on Guru Ram Das birth anniversary

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: In the wake of the tragic train accident in Amritsar, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has announced that no fire cracker will be burnt to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Ram Das on October 26.

Railways suffer Rs 60 lakh loss

Railways suffer Rs 60 lakh loss

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: The Railways has suffered a loss of around Rs 60 lakh following the closure of Amritsar-Jalandhar and Amritsar-Gurdaspur lines for two days after the gruesome rail accident on Dasehra night.

Residents say no to celebrations near rail tracks

Residents say no to celebrations near rail tracks

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: People residing near railway tracks of Inderpuri, Mohini Park and Kot Khalsa feel that no celebration should be held close to tracks.

Uneasy calm at Joda Phatak

Uneasy calm at Joda Phatak

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

The rail traffic at Joda Phatak has been resumed. Trains have been passing through the tragedy site since Sunday.

With bated breath, they resuscitated over 50

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: Against all odds, the health staff at the Government Medical College (GMC) managed to save maximum of the injured, who were brought immediately after the train mishap.

DLSA helps four mishap victims reunite with families

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: Karamjit Singh, District and Sessions Judge-cum-chairman of the District Legal Services Authority, has said that at least four persons, who were separated from their families, were reunited due to the efforts of the DLSA.

Death of a family’s dreams

Death of a family’s dreams

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: Kusum (23) wanted to become an entrepreneur.

Cong holds candlelight march

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: In a show of empathy, senior Congress leadership, including state president Sunil Jakhar, MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria, Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and MLA Rajkumar Verka, took part in a candlelight march for the victims of the train accident at Joda Phatak.

Protest for action against Sidhu

Protest for action against Sidhu

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: The SAD-BJP workers burnt effigies of Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu, demanding action against the couple for the train mishap at Jora Phatak on Friday.

21 families get compensation

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

Amritsar: The relief and rehabilitation committee, constituted by the state government to look into the release of compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the 58 train mishap victims, distributed checks among 21 families here on Monday.

Sidhu blames train driver, rivals seek resignation

Sidhu blames train driver, rivals seek resignation

23 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

AMRITSAR: Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday blamed the Railways for the mishap that left 58 dead at Joda Phatak amid Friday’s Dasehra celebrations.

Conference concludes

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day national conference on musculoskeletal imaging organised by the Amritsar Radiology Forum concluded here on Sunday. As many as 350 delegates attended the conference.

Vehicle thief arrested

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

TARN TARAN: The Patti Sadar police have arrested a member of a gang of vehicle lifters and recovered a stolen motorcycle from his possession.

Pharmacist robbed of Rs 1 L

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A veterinary pharmaceutical company owner was looted by armed robbers at Jandiala on Sunday. The robbers shot him in the leg before decamping with a bag containing the cash.

Two held for attacking ASI

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police arrested two persons for allegedly attacking an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Gurjinder Singh, in-charge, Gurbax Nagar, here on Friday.

After hip fracture, he hopes for quick recovery for marriage

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The family members of Karmandeep, alias Ricky (25), who got hit in the train tragedy at Joda Phatak on Friday, is extremely grateful to the Almighty.

Martyrs remembered at commemoration day

Martyrs remembered at commemoration day

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to mark the police commemoration day, city as well as Amritsar Rural Police on Sunday paid rich tributes to the police martyrs who made supreme sacrifices in the line of duty.

Residents stand by mishap victimsTARN TARAN DIARY

Residents stand by mishap victims

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

Residents of Tarn Taran district, which remained part of Amritsar district till June 2006, have shown solidarity with the victims of the Amritsar train tragedy, which snuffed out around 60 lives on Dasehra festival. The tragedy left a number of people injured.

Blame game in full swing

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Just like political parties, which are trying to gain mileage out of the horrific train mishap, city residents, too, are actively playing the blame game in accordance with their notions and political affiliations.

Young lives at loss, so does hope

Young lives at loss, so does hope

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: “As if the plague of drugs and unemployment wasn’t enough, this accident has claimed young lives from every house in our locality,” says Surinder Sharma, a resident of Krishna Nagar Colony that is mourning the loss of its young.

Death couldn’t take them apart

Death couldn’t take them apart

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Two UP-based brothers – Girinder Kumar (40) and Pawan Kumar (35) — residing at New Dashmesh Nagar, who had been working hard as fruit vendors for over 15 years in the city, died in the Joda Phatak tragedy here on Friday.

Mohindra hails officials

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra, accompanied by Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharmsot, met mishap victims at the hospitals and enquired about the treatment being given to them on Sunday.

Saving others’ lives, he lost his own

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The family members of Balbir Singh are inconsolable. They say Balbir was standing along a wall nearby when he noticed the train approaching at a fast speed.

RMPI demands Rs 20 lakh relief

RMPI demands Rs 20 lakh relief

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) on Sunday demanded a judicial probe into the Amritsar train mishap that claimed the lives of 57 persons on Friday evening.

IN MOURNING, IN TEARS

Admn’s plan to help out train mishap victims’ kin

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: With a number of children left orphaned and many families losing their bread earners in the train tragedy at Joda Phatak (twin railway crossing) on Friday, the district administration has initiated the process of making the socio-economic profile of the victims and their family members.

Frantic search goes on for loved onesIN MOURNING, IN TEARS

Frantic search goes on for loved ones

22 Oct 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: At around 3 pm on Sunday, one Geeta Devi turned up at the train accident site near Joda railway crossing along with her three children. She claimed that her husband Santosh Yadav, who attended the Dasehra celebrations at the mishap site on Friday, had been missing after the accident.

3 killed in road mishap

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

TARN TARAN: Three persons were killed in a road accident on the Tarn Taran-Jandiala road, near Malia village, six km from here, on Friday evening.

‘That train was Ravana’

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Some of the locals are terming the horrifying incident as an ‘act of God’.

Event blocks road

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: After the Joda Phatak incident, the ambulances ferrying injured faced inconvenience due to traffic congestion near the Guru Nanak Hospital, Majitha Road.

Unforeseen unity: Sea of volunteers pitch in

Unforeseen unity: Sea of volunteers pitch in

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Assisted by volunteers of a number of NGOs, several departments of the district administration worked like a well-oiled machine to take the injured to hospitals swiftly after the train accident late on Friday evening.

Health workers from nearby districts in city

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Health staff, including doctors, paramedics along with ambulances, from Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur are stationed at hospitals in the city to deal with the medical emergency arising out of the Friday’s tragedy.

‘Political guests delay effigy-burning’

‘Political guests delay effigy-burning’

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: As per the mythological belief, Dasehra rituals are to be performed before sunset.

Railway station turns into fortress

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The city railway station has been turned into a police cantonment with armed guards deployed at its every nook and corner.

Blood donors flock to hospitals

Blood donors flock to hospitals

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Immediately after the mishap, the virtual world got inundated with messages urging people to visit hospitals for blood donation.

Opposition tears into Cong, alleges ‘mismanagement’

Opposition tears into Cong, alleges ‘mismanagement’

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Opposition leaders on Saturday trained guns at Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, holding them responsible for the train accident that took lives of 61 persons, including women and children, besides leaving scores of persons injured.

Deluge of despairIN MOURNING, IN TEARS

Deluge of despair

21 Oct 2018 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Friday night was probably the longest one the city residents waded through.

Dairy training course

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development and Dairy Development Board will hold a two-week training programme for farmers beginning October 22.

One booked for stealing truck

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have booked a person for allegedly stealing a truck.

CBSE to hold Heritage India Quiz

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The CBSE will hold a Heritage India Quiz for its affiliated schools in a phased manner from November.

Schoolteacher bitten by stray dogs

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: A schoolteacher was bitten on her leg by two stray dogs in New Kangra Colony here on Thursday.

‘Rape victim’ alleges threats from suspect’s kin

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: An employee of the civic body, who has accused Municipal Town Planner Narinder Sharma of sexually exploiting her by promising marriage, on Friday alleged threats from the accused’s family and friends.

Nine booked for running sealed marriage palaces

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked nine persons for allegedly running sealed marriage palaces in the city.

Dasehra celebrated with religious fervour

Dasehra celebrated with religious fervour

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: People from all walks of life celebrated Dasehra and burnt effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarana and Meghnad here on Friday.

People from all walks of life extend helping hand

People from all walks of life extend helping hand

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: As soon as the news of the railway tragedy came, people from all walks of life reached hospitals to provide relief to victims.

Six trains cancelled after rail tragedy

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: As the fallout of the horrific accident during the Dasehra festivital in which nearly 57 persons were killed and 70 were injured here on Friday, the Railways have cancelled six trains.

Most victims yet to be identified

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Amritsar Deputy Commissioner confirmed that 57 persons died in the tragic rail accident at Jora Phatak here on Friday.

Leaders play politics, people angryIN TEARS, IN MOURNING

Leaders play politics, people angry

20 Oct 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The train accident, leading to the death of 57 persons — including children and women — has angered people. They criticised politicians for playing politics over the tragedy.

Potholed road irks commuters

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The deplorable condition of the Putlighar-Islamabad road (near Fatak No.

World Food Day celebrated

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University’s department of food science and technology, in collaboration with AFST(I), Mysuru, celebrated the World Food Day here on Wednesday.

Martyred policemen remembered

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The traffic police organised a road march in continuance with the observance of police martyrs memorial week.

DAV, Shri Ram students celebrate Dasehra in city

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Keeping the festive spirit alive, city schools celebrated the festival of Dasehra.

IIM’s platform for budding entrepreneurs

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: To boost the morale of students and young aspiring entrepreneurs towards self-employment, the IIM, Amritsar, has come up with a Centre of Entrepreneurship.

GNDU, Internshala sign MoU for creating jobs

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University and Internshala, Gurugram, have entered an agreement for bringing out more opportunities for students.

Sikhya Sudhar teams asked to inform before visiting schools

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has asked Sikhya Sudhar teams to make regular visit of schools with prior notice.

Seminar on job opportunities in Air Force

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar to apprise students of job avenues in the Indian Air Force (IAF) was held on the campus of Guru Nanak Dev University here on Wednesday.

Farmers block rail traffic for 3 hrs

Farmers block rail traffic for 3 hrs

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

TARN TARAN: Farmers, under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, on Thursday protested at the Patti railways station, 25 km from here, and blocked trains for three hours.

Kiosks turning into luxury eateries, MC in slumber

Kiosks turning into luxury eateries, MC in slumber

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The estate office of the Municipal Corporation (MC) removes articles lying outside the roadside vends to justify its anti-encroachment drive in the city, but new kiosks keep on cropping up and the existing ones continue to be converted into permanent shops and luxury eateries as the civic body looks the other way.

Police claim vital clue

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police claimed to have found vital clues in connection with Wednesday’s robbery incident in which a scrap dealer, Rakesh Chopra, of Medical Enclave was robbed of Rs 1.5 lakh by three armed persons in Jandiala Guru. The robbers had decamped with a bag containing the cash and a laptop.

Action sought against murder victim’s wife

Action sought against murder victim’s wife

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

TARN TARAN: Relatives of 47-year-old Harjit Singh Jeeta of Dilawalpur village, who was found murdered under mysterious circumstances by the roadside in Jamarai village, staged a protest in front of the District Administrative Complex (DAC) here on Thursday.

‘SAD can’t contest SGPC polls’

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Office-bearers of the Socialist Party India on Thursday said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) couldn’t contest the elections of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) due to a Constitutional hitch.

80 dengue cases so far

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Health Department has reported a total of 80 dengue cases in the district so far.

2K cops to guard city

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have made elaborate arrangements keeping in view of the festival of Dasehra on Friday.

In the business of preserving festive tradition

In the business of preserving festive tradition

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Come Dasehra and the artists in the business of making effigies are the busiest lot in the city.

Sanitation issues crop up as health officials inspect Kesar Da Dhaba

Sanitation issues crop up as health officials inspect Kesar Da Dhaba

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Health officials conducted a surprise inspection at the famous Kesar Da Dhaba in the walled city here on Thursday.

Claiming SSP acquaintance, jeweller extorts Rs 29 lakh

19 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have arrested a person for allegedly extorting lakhs of rupees from a trader by threatening to get him implicated in a murder case.

Official booked for ‘sexual assault’ on building inspector

Official booked for ‘sexual assault’ on building inspector

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A case of rape was registered against Municipal Town Planner (MTP) Narinder Sharma on the complaint of a building inspector here on Wednesday.

PATHANKOT DIARY

Mayor, legislator’s rivalry puts development on back burner

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

The cities which do not have a stable political climate do not expand. And the cities which do not expand often die.

Police clueless about robbers

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after a month, the city police are clueless about the robbery at a jewellery shop.

Encroachments removed

Encroachments removed

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC removed encroachments from various roads in the city here on Wednesday.

Dental check-up camp

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A dental fortnight being observed by the Health Department to create awareness about dental hygiene and problems concluded here on Wednesday.

Fundraising for documentary on Guru in US

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Washington-based National Sikh Campaign (NSC) has launched an initiative, ‘Guru Nanak 550 Campaign’, in which a documentary on Guru Nanak will be made and broadcast on TV stations across America.

Procurement delay charge baseless: Govt

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmers have accused officials of the government procurement agencies of benefitting private players by not making purchase under the minimum support price (MSP).

Abducted man found killed

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

TARN TARAN: A 47-year- old man, identified as Harjit Singh Jeeta of Dilawalpur village, 35 km from here, was found murdered under mysterious circumstances by the roadside in Jamarai village on Wednesday.

Traders irked over govt’s policy on e-way bill

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Traders are irked at the state government for once again reducing the exemption limit for generating e-way bill for 11 varieties of goods from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 50,000 for intra-state movement.

‘Efforts on for Kartarpur Sahib corridor’

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in response to a city resident’s letter, has asserted that the Union Government was seized of the matter for opening a passage to Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

Punjabi films content-driven

Punjabi films content-driven

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjabi cinema is undergoing a refreshing change towards some content-driven films and new lead pairs being introduced for the audience.

Teenager ‘raped’ in Khara, four booked

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

TARN TARAN: Four persons, including three members of a family of Khara village, 25 km from here, have been booked by the Sarhali police for allegedly abducting and raping a teenage girl of the same village.

Spotting traffic violations, DC gets 20 challaned

Spotting traffic violations, DC gets 20 challaned

18 Oct 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Coming across rampant violation of traffic norms on the national highway, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sangha on Wednesday called police officials to the spot and made them issue challans to around 20 persons for driving on wrong track.

Kids paint martyrs’ pics

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: On the second day of the Shaheedi Yaadgari Hafta (martyrs memorial week), the traffic education cell of the police organised a poster-making competition at Police DAV Public school here on Tuesday.

MC accused of favouring firm for HRIDAY project

MC accused of favouring firm for HRIDAY project

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:The AAP district unit has accused Municipal Corporation (MC) officials of unduly favouring a private builder in executing the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) project by “twisting” the norms.

IIM students to study rly services

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:The city railway station has invited students of the IIM, Amritsar, to study its different domains for their operations and management courses.

Students motivated for career in Armed forces

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:A motivation and career counselling session for the students of Class X was held at DAV Public School, Lawrence Road , here on Tuesday.

DAV students show talent in song contest

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Amritsar Central, organised a national group song competition at Modern Jagat Jyoti School here on Tuesday.

Paddy straw burnt during stir

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

TARN TARAN:Farmers, under the banner of Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC), Punjab, burnt stubble in front of the District Administrative Complex (DAC) during their protest on Tuesday.

57 donate blood

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Government Dental College and Hospital organised a blood donation camp on Tuesday. As many as 57 persons donated blood. Principal Dr Jeevan Lata inaugurated the camp. Donors wereapprised about benefits of the camp

Carjacking accused arrested

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:The police have reportedly arrested the prime suspect in the carjacking case in which Hyundai Creta was robbed by unknown armed persons in C Block of Ranjit Avenue on September 27.

Revision petition of UP leader rejected

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:The court of an Additional Sessions Judge on Tuesday dismissed the revision petition of a Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Sandeep Tiwari, alias Pintoo, who was arrested by the anti-terrorist squad (ATS) of the Punjab Police in connection with the release of a notorious gangster by the UP special task force in September last year.

Players attend tennis seminar in South Korea

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:Indian players attended a three-day international tennis seminar in Daegu, South Korea, organised by the International Free Tennis Federation under the leadership of Jung Hun Geon, chairman of International Free Tennis Federation and member ad hoc advisory committee of traditional sports and games, UNESCO.

Buyers fleeced amid sweet makers’ weighing game

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:Amid a rise in the demand of sweets during the festive season, the consumers are being fleeced heavily by sweet shops as traders weigh boxes (around 180 gm) along with sweets, a practice that buyers tend to ignore.

Activist points out ‘Illegal’ construction

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:Social activist Mandeep Singh Manna has alleged that unauthorised construction is under way at the Maqbool road in the city.

Dalit woman alleges rape

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:A 50-year-old woman from the Dalit community has accused a person of Nava Jeevan village of rape.

Come festive season, terracotta items swarm local market

Come festive season, terracotta items swarm local market

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:The ancient art of making toys, pottery and figurines using terracotta still finds a lot of takers, especially when Diwali is round the corner.

Stir over pay cut for  job regularisation

Stir over pay cut for job regularisation

18 Oct 2018 | 1:10 AM

AMRITSAR:A massive protest was organised by teachers under the banner of Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha on late Tuesday evening.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Fire breaks out in shoe factory

Fire breaks out in shoe factory

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: A fire broke out following a short circuit in a shoe-manufacturing unit at the Industrial Growth Centre on Tuesday morning. Machinery and finished as well as raw goods worth crores were reduced to ashes, though no loss of life was reported. As many as 12 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.

SIT records statement of ex-PSPCL chairmanPOLICE FIRING

SIT records statement of ex-PSPCL chairman

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

FARIDKOT: Probing the three-year-old incident of police firing at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura, the special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police on Tuesday recorded the statement of Harminder Singh, former chairman of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh, two brothers of Punjgrain Khurd village of Moga, Malkit Singh, father of an injured youth and two other persons.

SSP fine with safety at refinery

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda SSP Dr Nanak Singh on Tuesday visited Guru Gobind Singh Refinery and met senior officials of the HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL).

Bank union protests merger

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the United Forum of Bank Union protested at the Bank of Baroda branch near the city bus stand over merger of banks on Tuesday.

Two owls of rare species go missing from Bir Talab zoo

Two owls of rare species go missing from Bir Talab zoo

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Sadar police have booked an unidentified person for allegedly stealing two owls from the Bir Talab zoo. After the two owls of rare barn species went missing under mysterious circumstances around three weeks ago, officials of the Forest Department started investigation at their own end.

Inspiring others, he pedals his way to good health

Inspiring others, he pedals his way to good health

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

MALOUT: Vinod Khurana, a 43-year-old music teacher and a passionate cyclist, is trying to revive the hobby in this small town. He is a founder member of the Malout Cycling Club, having ‘Mission 100’ to inspire at least 100 persons to start cycling.

School heads get powers to place staff under suspension

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

FARIDKOT: To empower the school heads to handle emergency situations in maintaining discipline in the government schools in the state, the School Education Department has delegated them the powers to place the ‘delinquent’ subordinate staff under suspension.

NGO stops farmers from burning stubble

NGO stops farmers from burning stubble

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BARNALA: A Delhi-based NGO, India Paryavaran Sahayak Foundation, has been working in Barnala district on their “Change Buddy” programme to convince farmers against stubble burning. The NGO has formed 33 groups, which are working in 26 villages of Barnala district.

Students take oath to make state drug-free

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: An awareness campaign against drug menace was organised under the Buddy Programme at SSD College of professional studies, Bhokhra, on Tuesday.

Placement drive held at polytechnic college

24 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: A campus placement drive was organised by the electrical engineering department of Government Polytechnic College here on Tuesday.

Forest guard ends life

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

FARIDKOT: A 45-year-old forest guard allegedly committed suicide in the office of the Forest Department on Monday at Faridkot.

Bathinda Haat set to be organised on Oct 25, 26

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The district administration, in collaboration with Glamour and Bloom Boutique of Government ITI College (Girls), is organising Bathinda Haat on October 25 and 26 at Dunes Club.

350 take part in meet on nature

350 take part in meet on nature

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: A model United Nations conference on the theme of “Nature protects if it is protected” was organised at Saint Xavier’s School recently.

Residents pay tributes to train tragedy victims

Residents pay tributes to train tragedy victims

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Residents on Monday took out a protest march to pay tributes and expressed condolences to the victims of the Amritsar train tragedy that took place during the Dasehra celebrations on Friday.

1,950 litres of spurious desi ghee seized in Mansa

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: A team of the Food Safety Department on Sunday night seized 1,950 litres of spurious cooking material, which was being sold as desi ghee during the checking of vehicle near Jhunir in Mansa.

Patients suffer as lone doctor handles it all at medicine OPD

Patients suffer as lone doctor handles it all at medicine OPD

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Patients to the Medicine OPD at the Civil Hospital suffered as there was only one doctor at the ward to examine a crowd.

Prices of crackers go up due to restrictions

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

MALOUT: After the High Court imposed restrictions on bursting of firecrackers in the state, the prices of firecrackers have gone up in the market by 25-35 per cent this year.

KAYAKALP PROJECT

Drive launched to inspect hospitals

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Health Department has initiated measures under the Kayakalp project aimed at promoting cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices at public healthcare centres.

Dispute over land: Transport ministry cuts width of ROB

Dispute over land: Transport ministry cuts width of ROB

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

FARIDKOT: The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) and PWD, Punjab, have decided to cut the width of the 300 m railway overbridge (ROB) from 11 m to 7 m due to the alleged encroachment on about 27 ft wide and 80 m long strip of the government land along a road in Faridkot town.

No lessons learnt, residents continue to risk life

No lessons learnt, residents continue to risk life

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: City residents don’t seem to have learnt a lesson from the colossal loss in the Amritsar train tragedy on October 19 (Dasehra).

Water crisis to deepen in coming days

Water crisis to deepen in coming days

23 Oct 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Water crisis is likely to deepen in the city in the coming days as Sirhind Canal will be closed for 21 days from November 10.

BRIEFLY

Mittal is SSD Sabha chief

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The election for the 88-year-old Sri Sanatan Dharm (SSD) Sabha and its educational institutes were held on the SSD Girls College campus on Sunday.

Kinnow crop shows signs of early maturing

Kinnow crop shows signs of early maturing

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

MUKTSAR: Here is some good news for kinnow lovers as the fruit will be available in the market early this season. Unlike in the past few years, the fruit has started maturing and colouring this year earlier.

Biker hit by stray cattle, injured

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a stray cattle hit him on the Mansa road near Katar Singh Wala village. A horn of the stray cattle hit the chest of the victim who was immediately taken to the Civil Hospital, where doctors referred him to another hospital sensing his condition critical.

Mayor writes to IAF for placing fighter plane at chowk in city

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Mayor Balwant Rai Nath has written a letter to Air Marshal SB Deo, Vice-Chief of the Indian Air Force, requesting for providing a decommissioned fighter plane which will be placed at a chowk in Bathinda city.

MOISTURE IN PADDY

Commission agents, Cong leader in war of words

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

FARIDKOT: Farmers are facing problem in selling their paddy crop due to the high moisture content and the issue is also leading to incidents of tension between them and commission agents, rice-millers and officials of procurement agencies in the area.

Dengue scare: MCB plans to buy new fogging machines

Dengue scare: MCB plans to buy new fogging machines

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Dengue is spreading its tentacles with its larvae found from more than 1,600 places in the city in the last two months and more than 130 persons tested positive for dengue till now.

B Ed teachers demand regular jobs

B Ed teachers demand regular jobs

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Members of Unemployed Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Pass B Ed Teachers’ Union protested against the district administration and ruling government for failing to provide them regular jobs at Ambedkar Park on Sunday.

Train mishap finds echo at painting workshop

Train mishap finds echo at painting workshop

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Artists from across the state presented their paintings during the annual art workshop organised by Sobha Singh Memorial Chitarkar Society at Teachers’ Home on Sunday.

Man goes out to see Dasehra, murdered

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: A man who went to see Dasehra celebrations was allegedly murdered by four persons in the Bhagta Bhai Ka area in the district. The deceased’s body was recovered from near a motor in the fields.

Rich tributes paid to Punjab Police martyrs

Rich tributes paid to Punjab Police martyrs

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Tributes were paid to the martyrs of the Punjab Police at a Commemoration Day function held at the Police Lines here today. A police contingent paid homage by reversing arms and a two-minute silence was observed to pay tributes to the martyrs who fell to the bullets of anti-national elements.

Firm on demand, farmers burn paddy straw

Firm on demand, farmers burn paddy straw

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Expressing resentment over the state government’s alleged failure to provide them viable alternative to stubble burning, dozens of farmers owing allegiance to the Kirti Kisan Union (KKU) burnt paddy straw at Joganand village in Bathinda on Sunday.

Elderly, differently abled suffer for want of escalator, liftsRAILWAY STATION

Elderly, differently abled suffer for want of escalator, lifts

21 Oct 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: The project to install escalators and elevators at the city railway station has been hanging fire for the past one year.

Freshers’ party for BCA students organised

Freshers’ party for BCA students organised

21 Oct 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: The Department of Computer Science & Applications of Malwa College, Bathinda, organised “AGAAZ-2018 ”, a freshers’ party for BCA (Ist) year students.

BFGI students visit industrial units in Amritsar

21 Oct 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) visited industrial units in Amritsar to get practical knowledge about various concepts.

Police seize illicit liquor, 8 held

21 Oct 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: The police seized illicit liquor and arrested eight smugglers from different locations of the city in the past 24 hours.

Years on, no relief to farmers for shunning stubble-burning

Years on, no relief to farmers for shunning stubble-burning

21 Oct 2018 | 12:56 AM

FARIDKOT: Implanting the ban on the practice of stubble-burning seems to be a big challenge for the state government.

Day after clash with farmers, rice millers continue strike

21 Oct 2018 | 12:56 AM

MALOUT: A day after a clash between some farmers and rice mills’ executives at the local grain market, the latter on Saturday continued their strike seeking action against the former.

Confusion over holiday affects services at Civil Hospital

21 Oct 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: Confusion over a holiday announced by the state government after the Amritsar train mishap affected services at the Civil Hospital here on Saturday.

Residents flay govt’s proposal to purchase luxury cars

21 Oct 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: City residents flayed the proposal of the state government to purchase “high-end” luxury vehicles for the Chief Minister, ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats.

Now, feeding cattle on city roads to attract penalty

Now, feeding cattle on city roads to attract penalty

21 Oct 2018 | 12:56 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation has imposed a ban on throwing green fodders to feed stray cattle on roads.

Lone staff nurse runs dengue, medical ward of Civil Hospital

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The ill-preparedness of the District Health Department has come to the fore while dealing with dengue patients who keep coming to Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital, Bathinda.

Metal detector at railway station lying defunct

Metal detector at railway station lying defunct

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Putting the safety of thousands of passengers travelling by trains at risk, the lone metal detector at the city railway station has been lying defunct for past two months.

Tech varsity scholar wins award

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: A research scholar from Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) won second position for research work done in Pharmacognosy at Arogya Sangoshthi Conference organised at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar.

First corporate-style police station to be opened in Nov: IGP

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Bathinda Range, MF Farooqui on Friday visited the Civil Lines police station.

Overloaded trucks put lives at risk

Overloaded trucks put lives at risk

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: In the paddy harvesting season, overloading of trucks is leading to tragedies on busy roads in the town.

Man duped of Rs 32 lakh in immigration fraud

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: A case of travel fraud has been registered in which a person has been duped of Rs 32 lakh on the pretext of sending his son to Canada.

Services hit at Lal Singh Basti health centre

Services hit at Lal Singh Basti health centre

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Medical services at the Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) at Lal Singh Basti have been affected after all three staff nurses were transferred from the centre in the past one year.

SDO, aide arrested for graft

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: Sleuths of the Vigilance Bureau on Friday arrested Atul Kaushal, a sub-divisional officer (SDO) with the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), Faridkot, and his associate for allegedly taking bribery from rice-millers, schools and other industrial units in Farikdot and Kotkapura.

Celebrations held near railway tracks in Malout

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

MUKTSAR: The celebration of Dasehra close to the railway tracks in Malout town has raised questions over the functioning of the district administration and police.

City celebrates as demon king burns

City celebrates as demon king burns

20 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Dasehra, marking the victory of good over evil, was celebrated with fervour in the city on Friday. People from different faiths were seen exchanging greetings since morning. The celebrations saw massive effigies of the demon king Ravana, his brother Kumbha Karan and son Meghnad going up in flames in various parts of the city around 6 pm. Residents came in large numbers to watch the event.

50 playgrounds to be set up in Mansa

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

MANSA: Around 50 playgrounds will be set up in Mansa under the Punjab Tandarust Mission.

Dasehra celebrated with gaiety, traditional fervour in city schools

Dasehra celebrated with gaiety, traditional fervour in city schools

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Little Kingdom Nursery School celebrated Dasehra on the school campus on Thursday.

Three-day district-level games conclude

Three-day district-level games conclude

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The three-day district-level games concluded at the Multipurpose Stadium here on Thursday.

Lack of toilets irks farmers at grain market

Lack of toilets irks farmers at grain market

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers and labourers are a perturbed lot as basic amenities elude the city grain market.

GNDTP contractual staff demand gratuity, bonus

GNDTP contractual staff demand gratuity, bonus

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Under the banner of Theka Mulazim Sangharsh Committee Powercom, contractual employees of GNDTP burnt an effigy of the powercom department over the non-payment of gratuity and bonus for the past one year here on Thursday.

Samples of sweets shops, eating joints fail purity test

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Ahead of the festival season, samples of many eating joints and sweet shops in the city failed the purity test conducted by the Health Department.

Trader gets 3-month jail for defaulting on income tax

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Gurmeet Singh Tiwana sentenced Sunil Kumar Bansal, who is the owner of Bhavishya Nirman Company, to three-month imprisonment for defaulting on payment of income tax for around two years.

Teachers, students pay electricity bills

Teachers, students pay electricity bills

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

FARIDKOT: Not spending even a single penny from the allocated funds and allegedly forcing the teachers and students to pay the electricity bills from their pockets in Faridkot and Bathinda district has put the district education authorities in the dock.

Farmers protest as minor lured, taken away

Farmers protest as minor lured, taken away

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers and farm labourers protested outside the Cantonment police station over luring of a minor girl of Bhucho Khurd village by a youth and taking her away.

60 stubble-burning incidents reported in 3 districts so far

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

MUKTSAR: Even though the state government is trying hard to curb paddy stubble burning, such incidents are being reported almost daily in Mansa, Muktsar and Bathinda districts.

City set to celebrate Dasehra today

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Preparations for Dasehra are in the final leg in the city.

With Ravana, leaders too go up in flames

With Ravana, leaders too go up in flames

19 Oct 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: To mark protest over their long-pending demands, members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of teachers burnt an effigy of Ravana and ministers of the ruling government on Thursday.

DC flags off four happy seeder machines

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Praneet on Wednesday flagged off four happy seeders at the PAU Krishi Research Centre to various villages in the Nathana and Rampura block where farmers would be made aware of disposing of paddy straw without burning it.

127 milk samples found substandard in Mansa

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Urging people to derive maximum benefit from the free milk testing facility provided by the Punjab Government, Deputy Director of Punjab Dairy Development Department Jarnail Singh on Wednesday said the department tested 302 samples of milk in Mansa district from April 1 to October 16, out of which 127 samples were found substandard.

140 parks set to be renovated

140 parks set to be renovated

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Parks in the city are set to get a new look and facelift as the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) has planned to renovate 140 parks at a cost of Rs 2 crore in the city.

SAD: Were not allowed to submit nominations

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: SAD leaders alleged that they were not allowed to submit their nomination papers for election to management committees of the Bhagta Patti Fafra Multipurpose Agriculture Cooperative Society Limited at Rampura in the district.

Athletes sweat it out during dist-level games on Day 2

Athletes sweat it out during dist-level games on Day 2

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 2,500 players from all across the district showcased their athletic prowess during the second day of the three-day district-level games at the Multipurpose Stadium here on Wednesday.

Residents flay govt over stamp duty hike

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Residents flayed the hike in stamp duty claiming that instead of checking its own lavish expenditure, the state government was putting burden on the people.

EGS-AIE-STR teachers protest transfers

EGS-AIE-STR teachers protest transfers

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the EGS-AIE-STR Teachers’ Union on Thursday staged a protest in front of the district education office over transfer of teachers and low salaries.

TANTRIK ANGLE SUSPECTED

Man depressed over being childless ends life

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

MALOUT: Depressed over being childless, a man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence at Jhorar village near here.

Fundraising event for Guru Nanak documentary to be held in US

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Washington-based National Sikh Campaign (NSC) has launched an initiative, ‘Guru Nanak 550 Campaign’, in which a documentary on Guru Nanak will be made and broadcast on TV stations across America.

New ad policy not implemented yet

New ad policy not implemented yet

18 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Even after passing of seven months, the implementation of the new advertisement policy, ‘The Punjab Municipal Outdoor Advertisement Policy 2018’, in a right manner is being delayed.

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4 killed as car, truck collide on Pinjore-Baddi highway

4 killed as car, truck collide on Pinjore-Baddi highway

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

PANCHKULA: Four persons, including the general manager of a pharma company based in Baddi, were killed when their car collided head-on with a truck near Kiratpur village on the Pinjore-Baddi highway this morning. The victims have been identified as Aghosh Gopalan (45), a resident of Panchkula and general manager of the company, Babu Pillai (48) and Sanjay Kumar (34), both residents of Zirakpur, and Vipin Kumar (38), a resident of Mohali.

Joyride turns fatal for birthday boy

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: An 18-year-old youth, who was going for a joyride to celebrate his birthday, lost his life after the scooter on which he was riding pillion hit the road divider near the Sector 19/27/20/30 chowk during the wee hours of today.

Beware! Thieves are on the prowl

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four theft incidents, including a daylight burglary at a house in Sector 27 from where thieves decamped with Rs 40,000, $1,100 and other valuables, have been reported from the city.

Day after, youth held for student's murder

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after an 18-year-old Class IX student was stabbed to death, the police today arrested the suspect.

Booked on rape charge, cop dismissed

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

Chandigarh: Almost a week after a Sub-Inspector (SI) of the UT police was booked on a charge of raping a Mumbai-based model, the police have dismissed him from service.

Court upholds order on pension for PGI doctors

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has upheld an order passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, whereby the benefit of the General Provident Fund-cum-old pension scheme was extended to PGI doctors working uninterruptedly in different departments before January 1, 2004.

Khattar’s Rs 234-crore infra boost for Panchkula dist

Khattar’s Rs 234-crore infra boost for Panchkula dist

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

PANCHKULA: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today unfolded a Rs 234-crore development package for Panchkula district, including upgrade of basic amenities such as road infrastructure, bridges and public health services.

Senate to take call on dentist’s termination

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University (PU) Senate is going to deliberate on termination of Dr Devinder Preet Singh, a dentist, at its forthcoming meeting on November 3.

Crackdown on illegal sale of fire crackers

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major drive against the illegal sale of firecrackers, a team of the UT Administration, led by Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Saurabh Mishra, sealed a shop and two rooms for storing firecrackers illegally in Sector 42, Attawa, here.

Child rights panel discusses govt school issues at Kaimbwala

Child rights panel discusses govt school issues at Kaimbwala

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) organised a meeting with representative of the School Management Committee, Child Protection Village Committee and Child Friendly School Committee of Kaimbwala at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Kaimbwala, on Tuesday.

Mohali admn to rope in students to woo new women voters

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

MOHALI: The district administration is all set to rope in schools, colleges and private educational institutions to achieve cent per cent enrolment of new woman and ‘divyangjan’ voters.

UILS team wins 12th BR Sawhney National Moot Court Competition

UILS team wins 12th BR Sawhney National Moot Court Competition

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The team of the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Panjab University, won the 12th BR Sawhney National Moot Court Competition held at the Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad.

Experts dwell on power sector sustainability

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The MCM DAV College for Women organised a two-day workshop on ‘Power Sector Sustainability’.

Annual tech fest held at IIT-Ropar

Annual tech fest held at IIT-Ropar

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

ROPAR: IIT-Ropar recently organised its three-day annual cultural festival — Zeitgeist — here.

NSS camp concludes at PGGC-11

NSS camp concludes at PGGC-11

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The seven-day NSS special camp concluded with a glittering valedictory ceremony at the PGGC, Sector 11, on Sunday.

Armand David wins inter-college debate

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A tricity inter-college debate was organised at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sector 11, here on Tuesday.

8-day National Classical Dance Festival begins today

8-day National Classical Dance Festival begins today

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The North-Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, is organising an eight-day National Classical Dance Festival where top maestros and troupes from various regions will perform a spectrum of classical dances.

Cases of ‘honeymoon brides’ up in Punjab

Cases of ‘honeymoon brides’ up in Punjab

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cases of ‘honeymoon brides’ have been rising among deserted NRI brides in Punjab, says Chetna Soni, in-charge of the NRI Cell in the National Commission for Women (NCW).

Five booked for threatening Sec 52 resident

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police have booked five persons for threatening a Sector 52 resident and asking him to give a false statement in a case undergoing trial at the District Courts here.

City resident walks free in drugs case

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has acquitted a city resident of the charges of carrying heroin and banned injections after the prosecution failed to prove its case.

Man sent to one-year jail for stealing motorcycle

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

Chandigarh: A local court has awarded one-year imprisonment to a man for stealing a motorcycle. The convict has been identified as Shivam, a resident of Burail. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 500 on the convict.

23-year-old jailed for possessing injections

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sentenced a 23-year-old man to 10-year imprisonment for possessing 20 banned injections.

Two women lose gold jewellery to tricksters

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two women were duped of their gold jewellery by two fraudsters.

NON-COMPLIANCE OF ORDERS

Non-bailable warrants against MD, CEO of insurance company

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The consumer forum here has issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against the CEO and the managing director (MD) of Shriram General Insurance Company for non-compliance of its orders.

People’s plight just doesn’t matter

People’s plight just doesn’t matter

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

MOHALI: Commuting on the Mohali-Landran road continues to be a nightmare but the PWD authorities seem to be looking the other way.

Power Dept to spend Rs 300 crore in 3 years

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Electricity Department has planned to spend over Rs 300 crore to improve infrastructure and buy power to meet the increasing demand.

Day after FIR, man nabbed for impregnating fianceé

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

DERA BASSI: A day after registering a case, the Dera Bassi police arrested a Ludhiana man for impregnating his 16-year-old fianceé .

20-yr jail to man for sodomising minor stepson

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

AMBALA: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Yashwinder Paul Singh has sentenced a man to 20-year imprisonment for sodomising his minor stepson.

Ambala admn reclaims 140 acres

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

Ambala: The district administration took the possession of 140 acres at Chhaju Majra village in Shahzadpur.

Deserted minor bride spends night at Ambala rly station room

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

AMBALA: The deserted minor bride, for whom the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) had issued orders to send her to Bal Kunj yesterday, had to spend the night in a room of the Railway Childline at the Ambala Cantt railway station as no vehicle was provided by the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) to take her to the Chhachhrauli shelter home.

High Court asks CHB to file affidavit on housing scheme

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking a serious note of the delay in implementation of the UT Self-Financing Housing Scheme, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to file an affidavit on the time required for the completion of the project.

Harassment case: PGI to take up matter in Nov

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The compiled report of a sexual harassment case, in which a research scholar had accused a PGI professor of misconduct, will be tabled in the governing body meeting of PGI early next month.

Man held, sent to judicial custody

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

AMBALA: The police have arrested a man in connection with a case involving furnishing of fake certificates by some youths during a recruitment drive by the Army.

Two sweets units raided, residents question ‘pick-and-choose policy’

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Though the UT Health Department on Tuesday claim to have raided two sweets manufacturing units in Daria village here, residents have questioned the “pick-and-choose policy” of the department.

MC women staff demand baby day care centre in office

MC women staff demand baby day care centre in office

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Women employees demanded the setting up of a baby day care centre in the Municipal Corporation (MC) building in an interaction held with members of the Women Empowerment Committee here on Tuesday.

State-of-art camera unveiled at PGI

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PGIMER commissioned a new state-of-the-art D-SPECT gamma camera to the already existing nuclear cardiology facility of the nuclear medicine department at Advanced Cardiac Centre here on Tuesday.

HCS (JUDICIAL) PAPER LEAK CASE

CCTV cameras at Sec 18 temple stolen

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

Chandigarh: The management of Radha Krishan Temple in Sector 18, where the three accused in HCS (Judicial) paper leak case had stayed, has filed a complaint to the police, saying an unidentified person entered the temple premises from the rear gate and stole three CCTV cameras.

Annual fete to raise funds held at PGI

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Student’s Nurses Association (SNA) unit of Chandigarh and the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGI, on Tuesday organised an annual fete and sale for fund raising for poor patients.

Encroachments galore ahead of festive season

Encroachments galore ahead of festive season

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

ZIRAKPUR: With almost two weeks left for Diwali and shoppers frequenting to markets to buy household items and gifts, encroachments in all city markets have proliferated.

Health Dept seals drug rehab centres

Health Dept seals drug rehab centres

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:In just 24 hours, the district Health Department has unearthed two “illegal” drug rehabilitation centres, which were running on the city outskirts.

PRTC luxury bus service to Amritsar from tomorrow

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) will start a luxury bus service to Amritsar from Patiala from October 25.

Rajpura MLA alleges land grab by mafia

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:The controversy over the land belonging to Banur civic body took another turn on Tuesday when Congress’ Rajpura MLA Hardial Singh Kamboj installed a signboard of the civic body there.

MC acts tough against hotel

MC acts tough against hotel

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) has cancelled the building plan of the extended part of Corner Hotel near the city bus stand.

PATIALA BRIEF

Seminar on climate change

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

Patiala: A lecture-cum-seminar, “We4Climate: Popular Lecture Series on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, started at Punjabi University, Patiala, on Tuesday.

Top seeds ease into quarters

Top seeds ease into quarters

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

MOHALI:Top seed Lakshya Gupta downed Karan Aulak 6-0 6-4 to seal a berth in the boys’ U-14 quarterfinals in the ongoing Roots-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship in Zirakpur on Tuesday.

DAV boys triumph

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, registered a seven-wicket win over Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 35, to win the won the Inter-School U-17 Cricket Championship here on Tuesday.

Anjali, Chammi guide Punjab to victory

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:An all-round show by Anjali Dhiman and Chammi helped Punjab beat Gujarat by 52 runs in their opening match of the Senior National Women’s Cricket Championship at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, here, on Tuesday.

More sports academies in the offing

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Sports Department is likely to set up day-boarding and residential academies for various sports disciplines in the city.

Shashank helps SD School beat Chitkara cagers 44-22

Shashank helps SD School beat Chitkara cagers 44-22

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shashank Sharma scored 13 points as PML SD Public School, Sector 32, registered a 44-22 win of over Chitkara International School, Sector 25, in the opening match of the Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament at New Public School, Sector 18, here, on Tuesday.

Punjabi varsity, PU girls make winning startNORTH ZONE INTER-UNIVERSITY HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP

Punjabi varsity, PU girls make winning start

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjabi University, Patiala, drubbed Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, 12-0 in the opening match of the North Zone Inter-University Hockey Championship for Women at Panjab University, here, on Tuesday.

SPORTS BRIEF

Golf camp for kids

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

Chandigarh: A two-day golf camp for kids will be conducted at the Chandigarh Golf Club from October 27.

BRIEFLY

Six hurt in mishap

24 Oct 2018 | 2:17 AM

Kurali: Six persons were seriously injured in a road accident on Morinda Road on Tuesday.

BRIEFLY

Labourer falls off third floor, dies

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

Chandigarh: A labourer died after falling from the third floor of a house in Sector 29 on Monday afternoon.

2 trains cancelled; several others to be affected

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two trains have been cancelled, while the routes of several others will get affected due to interlocking work at the Kalka station in Ambala Division.

Drug peddler awarded 15 years in jail, Rs 1.5 lakh fine

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PANCHKULA:The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Narender Sura today sentenced a drug peddler to 15-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) along with a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh

Petrol pump driver robbed of Rs 10.45L

Petrol pump driver robbed of Rs 10.45L

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:Two unidentified motorcycle-borne persons robbed Rs 10.45 lakh from a driver of Reliance petrol pump in Nabha today.

BRIEFLY

Aryan guides St Joseph’s to title

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

Chandigarh: An unbeaten half-century by Aryan Verma helpedSt Joseph’s School, Sector 44, beat hosts Shishu Niketan School, Mohali, by 69 runs in the Evolve U-14 Cricket Tournament final on Monday.

City golfer Aadil to turn pro

City golfer Aadil to turn pro

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aadil Bedi is all set to make his professional debut when he tees off in the Panasonic Open at the Delhi Golf Club on October 25.

Anand, Shiv take HC XI into semifinals

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anand Bishnoi claimed a four-for before Shiv scored a half-century to help Punjab & Haryana High Court XI beat DBA, Jalandhar, by nine wickets and enter the final of the third Lawyers Cricket Championship for Justice VK Bali Trophy, here on Monday.

3-day basketball meet from today

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:The New Public School, Sector 18, will host the annual Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament for U-19 boys and Shanta H Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament for U-19 girls from October 23-25.

Manisha powers St Joseph’s to victory

Manisha powers St Joseph’s to victory

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:Manisha scored a brace as St Joseph’s School, Hisar, beat Stanford School, Sonepat, 2-0 to win the title on the concluding day of the CBSE North Zone (II) U-17 Football Tournament at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, here, on Monday.

No clarity on Administrator’s Cup winners after 22 days

No clarity on Administrator’s Cup winners after 22 days

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:Over 20 days have passed since the Administrator’s Cup final was played between Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) and Minerva Punjab FC, but there is still no clarity about who won the championship.

Sannat eases into 2nd round

Sannat eases into 2nd round

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI:Sannat Goel registered a facile 6-1 6-0 win over Ishaan to move into boys’ U-16 second round in the Roots-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship in Zirakpur on Monday.

Woman hangs herself to death

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

DERA BASSI:A 25-year-old married woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her rented accommodation at Kuranwala village, Dera Bassi, here today.

CWC tells cops to probe bad touch case in madrasa

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

AMBALA:The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) has directed the Ambala police to investigate an alleged case of bad touch with an eight-year-old boy and take appropriate action.

Gold jewellery, Rs 20K stolen from house

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:Thieves decamped with some gold ornaments and Rs 20,000 from a house in Sector 11 here.

Two accused clash inside court complex

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PANCHKULA:Two accused allegedly clashed inside the Panchkula courts complex here today where they had come for a hearing in connection with the violence and arson at the residential and official premises of Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu in Rohtak during the Jat stir for reservation in February 2016.

Mohali cop gets 4-yr jail for taking bribe

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI:A court today awarded four-year sentence to a Head Constable of the Mohali police in a corruption case here.

CBI fails to file challan, co-accused gets bail

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:As the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) failed to file a challan in a bribery case involving an Inspector General (IG) in a stipulated time, the alleged middleman in the case, Ashok Goyal, has been granted default bail by the court.

4 juveniles acquitted of assault on cops

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:The juvenile court here acquitted four minors of the charge of assaulting two on-duty policemen two years ago.

Murder accused at promotion ceremony, triggers controversy

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI:A controversy erupted when a photograph depicting a liquor contractor, who is also an accused in a murder case, apparently taking part in the piping ceremony in connection with the promotion of a police official, was released by the local authorities here today.

Poor patient needs help

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A poor patient needs financial help for kidney transplant at the PGI. As per the PGI, Shashi Ranjan, a resident of Khuda Lahora, will undergo his second kidney transplant.

Haryana CM to launch projects worth  Rs 85 cr today

Haryana CM to launch projects worth Rs 85 cr today

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PANCHKULA:Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will launch projects worth Rs 85.10 crore here tomorrow.

GMADA extends e-auction till Oct 25

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has extended its ongoing e-auction till October 25. The decision has been taken due to public holidays last week.

Deserted minor bride reaches Ambala Cantt, sent to Bal Kunj

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

AMBALA:A 16-year-old girl, who belongs to Chhattisgarh and was married off to a man in Rajasthan by some women, who lured her in Bhopal a couple of months ago, reached the Ambala Cantonment railway station this morning.

Upgrade with time, focus on discipline & talk to kids oftenTHE TRIBUNE PRINCIPALS’ MEET

Upgrade with time, focus on discipline & talk to kids often

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

AMBALA:The Tribune Trust, in collaboration with Chandigarh University, organised the Principals’ Meet and Excellence Awards in Ambala City on Monday.

Owners of machinery used in illegal mining to be booked too

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI:To check illegal mining effectively in the district, the Mohali administration has now issued directions to the Executive Engineer-cum-District Mining Officer to coordinate with the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) for collecting details of vehicles and other machinery being used for the unlawful activity.

Tippers pose health hazards in Dera Bassi

Tippers pose health hazards in Dera Bassi

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

DERA BASSI:Residents of Dera Bassi and nearby villages rue that uncovered tippers and tractor-trailers carrying soil have become a health hazard for them.

Mohali residents protest  disparity in water tariff

Mohali residents protest disparity in water tariff

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI:Residents of new sectors, along with local SAD-BJP councillors, sat on a dharna in front of the office of GMADA at Phase 8 here today to protest against discrepancy in water tariff.

Teachers ready to accept regularisation at Rs 42,800

Teachers ready to accept regularisation at Rs 42,800

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:Relenting a little, leaders of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha on Monday said they were ready to accept regularisation of their services at the last withdrawn pay.

Dist sees decline in dengue cases

Dist sees decline in dengue cases

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:The district health department has witnessed a in the number of dengue cases.

One killed, 22 hurt as bus rams into truck

One killed, 22 hurt as bus rams into truck

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:A 33-year-old man died and 22 others were injured after a speeding Punjab Roadways bus rammed into a truck on Banur-Chandigarh road here on Monday morning.

Husband booked for abetment to suicide

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:A man was booked for abetment to suicide after his wife allegedly committed suicide in Ghanaur here.

Man hangs himself to death

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:A 29-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday here.

Two killed in road accidents

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:The local police have booked two persons for causing death due to negligence after two men died in separate accidents here.

City doctors take pledge for pollution-free Diwali

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:Doctors of Government Medical College here participated in an awareness rally organised by student volunteers here on Monday.

Cancel teachers’ casual leave, Edu Dept tells schools

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:A day before the arranged meeting of Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha leaders with Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, the Education Department has ordered to cancel the leaves of teachers recruited under the SSA and the RMSA schemes for the next two days.

BRIEFLY

PU prof gets Rs 1.65-cr project

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

Chandigarh: Kashmir Singh, associate professor at the department of biotechnology, Panjab University, has been granted a project on genome editing of potato by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Agriculture Science Fund (ICAR-NASF), New Delhi.

Qawwali Mahotsava concludesART & CULTURE

Qawwali Mahotsava concludes

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:The three-day Qawwali Mahotsava organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, concluded with a captivating spell of devotional, sufiana and modern qawwalis by Tasneem Arif at the Tagore Theatre here on Monday.

Short story writers awarded

Short story writers awarded

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Literary Society awarded several short story writers in its annual writing competition held at UT Guest House here recently.

PU, languages institute to ink pact for Bharatvani project

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University is planning to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru, to become a part of Bharatvani project for translating various works in Indian languages.

Experts dwell upon Punjabi culture

Experts dwell upon Punjabi culture

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:The School of Punjabi Studies, Panjab University, organised a two-day national seminar on “Punjabi language, literature and culture: Time and dialogue” here on Monday

Parents want Education Dept to act as per board rules

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:As the new rules pertaining to ‘school fees’ under the CBSE affiliation bylawss has given more teeth to parent bodies, they have now demanded the Department of School Education to prescribe heads under which schools can charge fee.

Affiliation bylaws: CBSE makes NCERT books optional

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:According to the new affiliation bylaws of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), it is not mandatory for schools affiliated to it to prescribe textbooks published by the NCERT.

11 yrs on, work to start on UT Secretariat building

11 yrs on, work to start on UT Secretariat building

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:After a delay of over 10 years, the UT Administration has finally decided to start the process for the construction of the UT Secretariat building.

Rehri-puller killed

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:A rehri-puller was killed after being hit by a car on the road separating Sector 26 and 28 this afternoon.

SUV hits bullock cart, 56-year-old man dies

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

LALRU:A 56-year-old man was killed after his bullock cart was reportedly hit by a Fortuner near the ITI intersection at Lalru early this morning.

Admn bans sale of crackers in markets

Admn bans sale of crackers in markets

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration has banned the sale of crackers in the markets and has identified nine places where these can be sold.

UT traffic police hire eight tow-away vans

UT traffic police hire eight tow-away vans

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to check wrong parking in the city, especially during the festive season when the rush in markets increases, the UT traffic police have hired eight private vans to tow away wrongly parked vehicles.

16-year-old girl found pregnant, fiancé booked

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

DERA BASSI:A man from Ludhiana was booked today by the Dera Bassi police on a charge of impregnating his 16-year-old fiancee.

Park at schools this festive season

Park at schools this festive season

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Directorate of Higher Education has opened parking spaces of as many as 27 schools and colleges to the public for the festival season till November 9.

Class IX student stabbed to death

23 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:An 18-year-old youth, studying in Class IX and resident of Mani Majra, was stabbed to death near his house this afternoon.

Coloniser fails to deliver, told to refund Rs 37L to Mohali couple

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered the Country Colonisers, associated with the renowned Wave Group, to refund Rs 37.24 lakh to a Mohali couple for failing to give the possession of a property in the Wave Estate, Sectors 87 and 99, Mohali, within the promised time.

Cycle rally on HIV/AIDS

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society organised a cycle rally on Sunday.

GNPS-36 cagers lift titleSPORTS BRIEF

GNPS-36 cagers lift title

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

Chandigarh: Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, won the inter-school basketball championship for girls U-17 category.

CGC team win inter-club championship

CGC team win inter-club championship

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Golf Club team won the inter-club championship with the team best score of 172 points.

Minerva warm up for I-League campaign with a 3-0 win

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Minerva Punjab defeated Sudeva FC 3-0 to storm into the final of the Jammu & Kashmir Invitational Football Tournament.

Athletics Club bag twin titles

Athletics Club bag twin titles

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model High School, Sector 34, won the final of the girls’ sub-junior category on the concluding day of the State Volleyball Championship at the Sector 7 Sports Complex.

Daksh, Ayaan win state skating gold

Daksh, Ayaan win state skating gold

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA:Daksh Nayyer and Ayaan Singla claimed the joint first position in the boys U-6 quads event on the last day of the 22nd District Roller Skating Championship at Blue Bird School, Sector 16.

DAY TWO: CBSE NORTH ZONE (ROUND-II) FO0TBALL TOURNAMENT

Anita scores two in Colonel school’s win

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anita scored a brace as Colonel Public School, Gurugram, outplayed St Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, 5-0 in the ongoing CBSE North Zone Football Tournament at the Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46.

SIX-A-SIDE FOOTBALL

Vivek boys, Satluj girls log win

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA:Vivek High School, Sector 38, and Satluj Public School, Sector 4, won the Satluj six-a-side football tournament for boys and girls category, respectively.

Top seed Jashan sails into main draw

Top seed Jashan sails into main draw

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:Top seed Jashan Gupta outplayed Aryan Aggarwal to advance to the main draw of the boys U-14 category on the opening day of the Roots-AITA U-14 and U-16 National Ranking Tennis Championship.

BKS Muhar grapplers shine

BKS Muhar grapplers shine

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Baba Kundan Singh (BKS) College, Muhar, won the Panjab University Inter-college wrestling (Greco Roman) championship for men.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Celebrating Dasehra

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

This refers to “Country’s tallest effigy draws thousands” (Chandigarh Tribune, October 20). It goes without saying that eracting the 210-foot-tall effigy of Ravana, tallest across the country, can be a unique achievement on the part of the organisers.

300 take fitness walk at Sukhna Lake

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Pinkathon Day was celebrated at Sukhna Lake at 6 am with an aim to promote a healthy lifestyle among women.

Teachers approaching seniors with plaints to face the music

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Teachers employed at 115 government schools of the city will have to bear consequences under the Punjab Conduct Rule 1996, if they directly approach the higher authorities for the redress of grievances.

For 24X7 shops, look at the other side of midnightOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

For 24X7 shops, look at the other side of midnight

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

The proposal of keeping shops open round the clock in the city is not feasible due to administrative reasons.

Nooran sisters leave audience spellbound at Harpal Tiwana centre

Nooran sisters leave audience spellbound at Harpal Tiwana centre

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:People sat glued to their seats and moved their heads along with the beats as Sufi singers – Jyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran –performed at the Harpal Tiwana Centre for Performing Arts here on Sunday .

Aided college dons seek regularisation

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:Hundreds of professors of 136 aided colleges organised a state-level rally under the banner of the 1,925 Aided Colleges Teacher Front, Punjab, here on Sunday.

7 booked for immigration fraud

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:Cases under the Human Smuggling Act and cheating on the pretext of sending people abroad have continuously been pouring in the city.

Police remember martyrs on Commemoration Day

Police remember martyrs on Commemoration Day

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The city IGP, AS Rai, along with other officials today paid homage to police personnel, who died on duty, on the Police Commemoration Day.

Three killed in road accidents

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The police have registered three cases for causing death by negligence after three people were killed in separate road accidents.

Teachers’ protest brings city to a standstill

Teachers’ protest brings city to a standstill

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:Commuters had a tough time while travelling as teacher unions under the banner of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha, Punjab, held a protest march in the city on Sunday.

Motorist dies in hit-&-run

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

LALRU: A 25-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was riding on was reportedly hit by a car on the Ambala-Chandigarh stretch near the ITI intersection here yesterday night.

POLICE COMMEMORATION DAY

Sixteen families of police martyrs honoured

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: To commemorate the supreme sacrifice of police martyrs, the district police organised a function at the Police Lines here today.

Dera Bassi cops begin crackdown on PGs

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

DERA BASSI: To keep an eye on anti-social elements and to prevent any untoward incident in the ongoing festive season, the Dera Bassi police today started a special drive to check security measures at paying guest (PG) accommodations across the city.

No end to commuters’ inconvenience on Day 6

No end to commuters’ inconvenience on Day 6

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: Though Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has decided to hold talks with the protesting Haryana Roadways employees, commuters continued to face harassment for the sixth day today.

Khattar to lay stone of 2 projects tomorrow

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: In order to provide basic facilities like sewer system and safe drinking water in 15 villages merged with the Panchkula Municipal Corporation, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will lay the foundation stone of two projects on October 23 under the Central Government-sponsored scheme “Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation” (AMRUT).

1 killed, 7 injured as auto rams into truck

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

AMBALA: One person was killed and seven others injured when the auto-rickshaw they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck at Hamidpur Mod on the NH-344 in Mullana here this evening.

Traffic jams a norm at Dhakoli level crossing

Traffic jams a norm at Dhakoli level crossing

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

DHAKOLI: There is a need for an underpass at the Dhakoli railway crossing as the Dhakoli road gets choked during the peak hours.

Dera Bassi councillor’s car stolen

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

DERA BASSI: A car parked in front of the Ramlila ground at the main bazaar here was stolen this morning.

Pak circular hailedREPORTER'S DIARY

Pak circular hailed

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

A circular from a chief executive officer in Gujranwala (a city in Pakistan Punjab) is making rounds on WhatsApp by teachers of government schools in Chandigarh.

FOSWAC opposes waste collection charges proposed by civic body

FOSWAC opposes waste collection charges proposed by civic body

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Federation of Sector Welfare Associations Chandigarh (FOSWAC) has decided to support the decision of the Municipal Corporation for segregation of waste.

SCHOOL NOTES

St Xavier’s

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

Zirakpur: The second annual sports meet was held at St Xavier’s International School, Zirakpur.

Qawwali performance mesmerises audienceART & CULTURE

Qawwali performance mesmerises audience

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Melody, diction and rhythm of Urdu poetry, weaved in musical patterns, came alive as renowned “qawwali queen” Chanchal Bharti, along with nine artistes, performed during the second day of the ongoing ‘Qawwali Mahotsava’ at Tagore Theatre here on Sunday.

Tributes paid to police martyrs

Tributes paid to police martyrs

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A parade was organised in the memory of martyrs to mark Police Commemoration Day at Sector 17 here today.

SFS supports Haryana Roadways staff protest

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Students for Society (SFS) organised a protest in solidarity with the ongoing Haryana Roadways staff strike on Sunday.

at Sector 15 markets, chaos has a free runSTATE OF MARKETS: SECTOR 15

at Sector 15 markets, chaos has a free run

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shortage of parking space, increasing numbers of vendors in corridors, filthy toilets and encroachments are some of the problems plaguing the Sector 15 markets here.

Man held with heroin, vials

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

Chandigarh: The crime branch of the UT police has arrested a man with heroin and banned injections.

2 killed as bike rams into truck

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: Two Chandigarh youths were killed on the spot when their motorcycle hit a truck parked on the Panchkula-Pinjore highway late on Saturday night.

Brace for power shocker

Brace for power shocker

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The power bills of city residents will see another hike of up to 10 per cent as the UT Electricity Department has decided to levy fuel and power purchase cost adjustment (FPPCA) charges on the consumers for the last quarter of the previous financial year.

4 saviours meet tragic end in well

4 saviours meet tragic end in well

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

AMBALA: A pall of gloom descended on Baknaur village here after four youths of an extended family, including two brothers, died due to suspected gas poisoning and drowning inside a well this evening.

Denying info costs 2 officers Rs 25K each

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Making a scathing attack on the functioning of the UT Estate Office, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 each on two officers of its officers for not providing information to an applicant under the Right to Information Act.

Rs 10-cr furniture reduced to ashes

Rs 10-cr furniture reduced to ashes

22 Oct 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: A major fire broke out in the furniture market at Lakhnaur village here in the wee hours of today in which goods worth around Rs 10 crore were destroyed in 19 makeshift shops.

BRIEFLY

Six injured in road accident

21 Oct 2018 | 1:50 AM

CGC:Ambala: Six persons sustained injuries in an accident involving three vehicles near Tangail Road in Ambala on Saturday morning.

Man killed as truck, canter collide

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:A man was killed after a truck driver rammed his vehicle into the former’s canter in Shambhu here.

Teachers’ union to protest against state govt today

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:A large number of teachers associated with the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha will stage a protest against the state government here on Sunday.

Students pedal to spread message of girl power

Students pedal to spread message of girl power

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:A group of 12 girls, along with their teachers, has successfully completed their 230-km cycling expedition here.

Contractual MC employees hold protest

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:Contractual Class IV employees of the Patiala MC held a protest in front of the office of fire brigade near Sai market here on Saturday.

Lok Adalat to be held on November 17

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:In an effort to settle pending issues, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, Mohali, will organise state-level special Lok Adalat pertaining to revenue matters on November 17.

MC fails to act against illegal hotel along railway tracks

MC fails to act against illegal hotel along railway tracks

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:The local Municipal Corporation (MC) is yet to act against the owners of an illegal hotel constructed near railway tracks in the city.

Tvesa continues to be best placed IndianHERO WOMEN’S INDIAN OPEN

Tvesa continues to be best placed Indian

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

GURUGRAM:Tvesa Malik is the best placed Indian at tied-11th spot, even as Becky Morgan, Nicole Broch Larsen and Eleanor Given emerged joint leaders on the third day of the Hero Women’s Indian Open here on Saturday.

AI hold PNB, enter hockey semifinals

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

MUMBAI:A last-minute penalty corner conversion by Arjun Sharma helped Air India (AI) hold Punjab National Bank to a 3-3 draw in a Group A match on Saturday and enter the semifinals of the 14th PMC Bank All-India Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey Tournament.

DAV spikers edge past GMSSS-26

DAV spikers edge past GMSSS-26

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 26, in a youth category match of the State Sub-Junior and Youth Championship at the Sector 7 Sports Complex, here, on Saturday.

CBSE NORTH ZONE C’SHIP

St Joseph’s girls make a winning start

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, defeated Vivekanand Public School, Pinjore, 3-0 in the opening match of the CBSE North Zone Football Tournament at the Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, here, on Saturday.

Saupin’s, Satluj School move into semifinals

Saupin’s, Satluj School move into semifinals

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA:Saupin’s Public School, Sector 9, played a 1-1 draw against Vivek High School, Chandigarh, in a six-a-side football league match at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here, on Saturday.

Ton-up Angad helps Punjab & Haryana HC XI to 8-wkt win

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Angad smashed an unbeaten 59-ball 103 to help Punjab & Haryana High Court XI register an eight-wicket win over Ludhiana Cricket Bar Association in the ongoing third Justice VK Bali T20 Cricket Championship here on Saturday.

Monika, Shibi guide PU to victory

Monika, Shibi guide PU to victory

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Skipper Monika Pandey scored a half-century before left-arm spinner Kumari Shibi claimed three wickets to help Panjab University register a 48-run win over Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, and claim the third position in the North-Zone Inter-University Cricket Tournament at Maharshi Dayanand University grounds in Rohtak.

Consumer forum directs insurance firm to pay Rs 70K to elderly widow

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:An insurance company was fined Rs 20,000 by the District Consumer Forum for providing poor services to an elderly widow.

FATAL MISHAP

Auto driver gets jail for negligence

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court awarded one year imprisonment to a driver of an auto-rickshaw for causing death due to negligence in 2014 after a passenger fell off his vehicle.

Fire at Golf Club

Fire at Golf Club

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A fire broke out in sauna bath chamber situated in basement of the Golf Club today.

Police retract move to remove vendors

Police retract move to remove vendors

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a vague move, UT SSP (Traffic & Security) Shashank Anand today got registered vendors removed from a backlane of shops in Sector 22, but failed to remove others sitting in parking lots and pathways.

Two-day NASA space app event begins at CU

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

KHARAR:“To term any nation like India as a superpower, it is important to invest heavily in the field of science and technology so that the futuristic products and technologies can be indigenously developed,” said Dr Praveen Kumar Khosla, Associate Director, Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL).

Soaked in music of mysticsART & CULTURE

Soaked in music of mystics

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The three-day long ‘Qawwali Utsav’, organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, went off to a grandiose start with soulful presentations of Qawwali’s by acclaimed duo of Nizami Brother Ustads Ghulam Sabir Nizami and Ghulam Waris Nizami with nine accomplished artistes at Tagore Theatre on Saturday.

PGI docs throw light on osteoporosis

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, organised an event to observe World Osteoporosis Day here on Saturday.

City residents question UT Admn’s negligenceDASEHRA CELEBRATIONS

City residents question UT Admn’s negligence

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after scores of people were mowed down by a train during the Dasehra celebrations in Amritsar, residents of Sector 46, Chandigarh, have questioned the Administration for being negligent towards the sudden blazing of three effigies at the Dasehra ground on Friday.

SCHOOL NOTES

St Soldier School

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

Dasehra was celebrated at St Soldier School with great joy.

Joy rides give goosebumps to revellers at Sec 34 fair

Joy rides give goosebumps to revellers at Sec 34 fair

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two sisters died after falling from a giant Ferris wheel when their seat overturned in Ambala on August 13.

In-laws booked on rape charge

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMBALA:The local police on Saturday booked five persons on the charges of criminal intimidation and rape.

Nigerian, two addicts arrested for peddling

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:Sleuths of the Special Task Force (STF) arrested three drug peddlers, including a Nigerian, with 150 gm of heroin.

Two nabbed with heroin

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

KHARAR:The CIA staff, Kharar, nabbed two drug peddlers with 100 grams of heroin.

Zirakpur police get custody of gangster Nehra

Zirakpur police get custody of gangster Nehra

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Gangster Sampat Nehra was handed over to the Zirakpur police on a production warrant today.

Hacking into computer software, six dupe Ambala jeweller of Rs 1cr

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMBALA:The police have registered a case against six men for tampering with records of a jeweller, hacking into his computer software and committing a fraud to the extent of Rs 1 crore.

Ambala acid attack: Main accused held

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMBALA:The police have arrested the prime accused of an acid attack case, in which a a 31-year-old woman suffered serious burn injuries.

Crop loss drives farmer to suicide

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Gurwinder Singh (30), a farmer and resident of Badochi village near here, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence today.

Hry Roadways staff refuse to relent

Hry Roadways staff refuse to relent

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA:Commuters remained a harried lot as the strike by employees of the Haryana Roadways entered the fifth day.

LEASE MONEY ROW

HC sets March next year as deadline for UT Admn to take call

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Just about three months after the Chandigarh Administration claimed the setting up of a panel for recommending lease money chargeable from various clubs in the city, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has set March next year as the deadline for it to take a decision.

CBM rejects Admn proposal to keep shops open 24x7

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Traders have given thumbs down to the UT proposal to open the market round the clock.

Telecaller dupes SBI card holder of Rs 1.4L

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA: A manager of a private company in the Industrial Area, Phase I, has been duped of Rs 1.4 lakh on the pretext of changing date of birth on the credit card by an unidentified woman, who claimed to be an employee of the State Bank of India (SBI).

Ex-cop held on extortion charge

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:The local police have arrested a former constable of the Punjab Police for threatening and extorting money from a Delhi resident by impersonating a sub-inspector.

22-year-old intervenes in brawl, stabbed

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 22-year-old youth received stab wounds in the stomach when he tried to intervene in a street fight near Raipur Khurd here on Friday night.

Probe officers in dock as drug case falls flat

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA:In an embarrassment to the police, a local court, while acquitting the accused in an NDPS Act case, directed the Deputy Commissioner Police to take appropriate action against the investigating officials in the case and submit an action-taken report to the court within three months.

Undertrial thrashes cop, flees from Mohali court

Undertrial thrashes cop, flees from Mohali court

21 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:A drug peddler escaped from clutches of the police after thrashing a head constable of the local police on the Mohali Judicial Complex premises at Sector 76 here today.

UT to install prepaid electricity meters

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:In the next two years, city residents will be able to get the facility of prepaid electricity meters.

PU yet to display guidelines on sexual harassment

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Despite awareness generated by #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, Panjab University (PU) is yet to act on the letter of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) for displaying guidelines under the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act in departments.

Three held on gambling charge

20 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

Zirakpur: The police on Thursday night arrested three persons on the charge of gambling.

Teachers to hold rally near Sirhind roadPAY CUT

Teachers to hold rally near Sirhind road

20 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:Police officials on Friday took two protesting female teachers and a male teacher to a hospital after their health deteriorated.

I-T officials raid famous eateries

I-T officials raid famous eateries

20 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA:Income tax officials, who conducted raid on a shop of a caterer and recovered Rs 1.

PDA, MC to regularise illegal colonies soon

PDA, MC to regularise illegal colonies soon

20 Oct 2018 | 2:28 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Urban Planning and Development Authority (PDA) and Municipal Corporation (MC) will now begin the regularisation of illegal colonies after the Punjab Cabinet has notified a new policy in this regard.

RSS observes establishment day

20 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) took out a march to mark the day on which the Sangh was established — Vijay Dashmi — here on Friday.

Man booked for abducting woman

20 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA:The police have registered a case against a man for kidnapping and abducting a woman.

Loot attempt at SBI ATM

20 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA:Unidentified persons tried to rob the State Bank of Indian (SBI) ATM near district administrative complex and district police complex here on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Act with same zeal

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

Apropos the news report ‘Three women arrested for snatching bid on 70-yr-old’ published in the pages of Chandigarh Tribune, October 19, is a shocking incident.

Ravana’s effigy triggers panic

Ravana’s effigy triggers panic

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Dasehra celebrations triggered panic among scores of residents at the Dasehra ground in Sector 46 when the effigy of Ravana suddenly “blasted”. The residents had come to watch the 87-foot-tall effigy of Ravana. The traffic also went haywire as people rushed out of the venue.

BRIEFLY

Two held with opium

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

Zirakpur: The police arrested two persons and recovered 600 gm opium from their possession during a naka at Dhakoli on Thursday.

Three-day golf camp begins at CGC

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: A three-day golf camp for kids kicked off at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Friday.

PU Campus spikers off to a winning start

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Panjab University Campus registered a 25-10 25-14 win over Government Model High School, Sector 28, in the opening match of the State Volleyball (Youth) Championship at the Sector 7 Sports Complex, here, on Friday.

Ton-up Mohit helps Green Valley to victory

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:A quick-fire century by Mohit Kumar helped Green Valley, Kharar, register an 84-run win over Warriors Chandigarh in the ongoing U-14 Gold Cricket Cup here on Friday.

CGC, Landran, triumphBRIEFLY: SPORTS

CGC, Landran, triumph

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

Mohali: Hosts Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Landran, topped all the three disciplines --- powerlifting, weightlifting and best physique --- to lift the overall trophy in the PTU Inter-College Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Best Physique championships, here on Thursday.

Wolf runs ahead of the pack, Tvesa T-7th on Day 2INDIAN OPEN

Wolf runs ahead of the pack, Tvesa T-7th on Day 2

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

GURUGRAM:Austrian Christine Wolf slotted birdies almost at will to card a second successive 4-under 68 and open up a massive four-shot lead over the rest of the field at the halfway stage of the Hero Women’s Indian Open here on Friday.

ALL-INDIA GURU TEGH BAHADUR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP

Yuvraj steers Central Railway past UBI

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

MUMBAI:Skipper Yuvraj Walmiki inspired Central Railway to a fluent 5-2 win over Union Bank of India (UBI) in the 14th PMC Bank All-India Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey Championship here on Friday.

Gritty Gaurav wins title title

Gritty Gaurav wins title title

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gaurav Kumar registered a 6-4 6-2 win over Harmanjot Singh to win the boys’ U-16 title on the concluding day of the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at the Chandigarh Club Complex, Sector 1, here, on Friday.

House tax notices irk Panchkula villagers, want these withdrawn

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA:The Panchkula Municipal Corporation (MC) has sent house tax notices to residents of 42 village panchayats in Kalka, Pinjore and Barwala blocks of the district, causing resentment.

Boy goes missing from Snehalaya, returns

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 10-year-old boy, an inmate of Snehalaya, a shelter home for destitute and abandoned children in Maloya, went missing on the intervening night of October 17 and 18.

Rape accused SI at large

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sub-Inspector Naveen Kumar of the UT police, who was booked on a charge of raping a model, is reportedly at large and the police are making efforts to nab him.

Tiny tots celebrate Dasehra

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Dasehra was celebrated with enthusiasm at Bachpan School.

Man injured in car-tractor mishap

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA:Deepak Mehta, a resident of Dera Bassi, was seriously injured when his car hit a tractor-trailer on a flyover in Sector 20 here.

Two snatchers arrested

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Eight days after an auto driver and his accomplice snatched a purse, containing Rs 1,200, from a passenger in Sector 10, the UT police arrested two persons.

4 fresh dengue cases

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Four fresh cases of dengue were reported in Chandigarh on Friday. As per the Health Department, one case each was reported from Sectors 24, 41, 45 and Maloya.

Mohali CBI court peon held with illegal liquor

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali police have arrested a peon of the CBI court here with five boxes of illegal liquor.

Migrants attacked, robbed of cell phones

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI:Three weeks after a group of men attacked and looted five under-construction houses in Balongi and took away Rs 8,000 and five mobile phones, two more houses faced an identical attack late last night.

2 Kashmiri students were staying at Dera Bassi, says Jalandhar DCP

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

DERA BASSI:Danish Rehman Sofi of Awantipura, another Kashmiri student who was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police in connection with his alleged terror links with the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) on Wednesday, was staying in Gulmohar City, a housing society in Dera Bassi, said the police.

RESEARCH PAPER FRAUD

After three indictments, PGI panel finds doctor innocent

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ignoring all three previous high-level inquiries that indicted him, fourth inquiry conducted by single-member panel, has given a clean chit to Prof Amitava Chakrabarti, Head, Department of Pharmacology, PGI, in a research paper fraud case.

24 gamblers held in Dera Bassi since January

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

DERA BASSI:The Dera Bassi police claimed to have arrested 24 persons in 11 cases registered under the Gambling Act since January 2018.

Two sentenced to one year in jail for stalking

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court has sentenced two men to one-year imprisonment for stalking a woman three years ago.

CBSE tells schools to follow fee rules

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Now, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made it mandatory for schools to follow rules and regulations pertaining to regulation of fee formed by the state/UT government, defiance of which will lead to disaffiliation.

Signboards with Hindi text smeared at Panjab varsity

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University has decided not to go for a formal complaint with this police against a few miscreants who blackened Hindi text on a signboard outside gate number 1 and address displayed on the concrete slabs put up in the lane outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

Bajwa Developers fined

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI:The District Consumer Forum here has penalised M/s Bajwa Developers Limited, Sunny Enclave, and its Managing Director Jarnail Singh Bajwa for failing to deliver the possession of a flat on time.

AKSIPS-125 celebrates Dasehra

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI:AKSIPS - 125 Smart School, Mohali, celebrated Dasehra with a lot of fervour and ardour.

ART & CULTURE

Recreating the Fanthome saga

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA:The Urdu couplet veritably reflected the cherished desire of all those freedom fighters and martyrs, who sacrificed their lives during the struggle for freedom, as depicted in a musical play- “1857 Ki Kahani Haryana Ki Zubani”- in the light, sight and sound spectacle form, staged at the Yadvindra gardens in Pinjore on Friday.

Navratra fest: Donations fall, foreign currency up

Navratra fest: Donations fall, foreign currency up

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA:Even as cash donations has gone down by a minimum of Rs 2 lakh, online donations from the NRIs has increased 35-times during the Navratras that concluded on Thursday.

#METOO EFFECT

MC invites women employees to share their grievances on Oct 23

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:While many departments of the Chandigarh Administration are yet to wake up in view of the #MeToo revelation witnessed all over the nation.

Pay for fire tender at private functions

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA:In a bid to increase its financial resources, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has decided not to offer free fire brigade services for private functions in the district.

Dasehra rush chokes city roads

Dasehra rush chokes city roads

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Traffic snarls were witnessed at Dasehra, especially in and around Sector 46 here.

Country’s tallest effigy draws thousandsTRICITY CELEBRATES VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVIL

Country’s tallest effigy draws thousands

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA:The 210-foot-tall effigy of Ravana was consigned to the flames by Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya through a remote at Shalimar Ground in Sector 5 here this evening.

Post-festivities, air quality takes a hit

20 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:The burning of effigies of the demons, along with bursting of firecrackers, led to a deterioration in the air quality of the city.

Chandigarh  mulls home delivery of liquor

Chandigarh mulls home delivery of liquor

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a step that will have a far-reaching effect on the liquor business in the city, the UT Excise and Taxation Department is mulling over a proposal for allowing home delivery of liquor on the pattern of Maharashtra.

BRIEFLY

3 booked for Khair wood theft

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

Kharar: The Kharar police have booked three persons — Mandeep Singh, Parminder Singh and Kinda — on the charge of stealing government wood from Sill Kapra village.

NRI donates Rs 5 lakh to PGI

19 Oct 2018 | 2:31 AM

Chandigarh: Amanpreet Singh Saini, an NRI from Sydney, has donated Rs 5 lakh to the Poor Patients Welfare Fund of the PGI.

Shishu Niketan Model SchoolSCHOOL NOTES

Shishu Niketan Model School

19 Oct 2018 | 2:28 AM

Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh, celebrated its annual function “Splash-2018” with great fanfare on the school campus.

UT ATHLETICS AND VOLLEYBALL C’SHIP

Ayush, Nikhil sprint to gold

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayush Raikhy of SD Public School, Sector 32, clocked 11.09 to win the boys’ 100m gold on the concluding day of the open athletics meet, organised by the UT Sports Department at the Sector 7 Sports Complex, here, on Thursday.

Underground pipeline project launched

Underground pipeline project launched

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:To clear excessive waste water from streets and houses in Ward No.48, the Municipal Corporation (MC) with grants received from the office of Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, has initiated a pilot project to lay underground drainage pipes, which will replace open drains.

Tenant dupes woman of Rs 3.8L

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A man has been booked for stealing his landlord''s debit card and withdrawing Rs 3.80 lakh through it.

GUEST COLUMN

Food for thought — don’t waste

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

Food is a basic necessity of life. Isn’t it sad that many people in the world don’t get even two square meals a day, whereas there are others who waste aplenty?

4 local boys selected for Punjab teamVIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY

4 local boys selected for Punjab team

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:Four lads from the city have been selected to represent Punjab in the Vijay Merchant Trophy – an Under- 16 cricket tourney – to be held from October 21 to December 2.

Vivek High, GNPS cagers triumph

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vivek High School, Chandigarh, beat Guru Nanak Public School, Chandigarh, 50-35 to win the boys’ U-16 title on the concluding day of the 6th Bhagwant Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament at the Sector 42 Sports Complex, here, on Thursday.

Rijul beats Yash, enters final

Rijul beats Yash, enters final

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Rijul Bhatia registered a 6-3 6-1 win over Yash Jindal to ease into the boys’ U-14 final in the ongoing STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club Complex, Sector 1, here, on Thursday.

Vigilance teams check procurement in grain markets

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:Vigilance teams today visited grain markets to check ongoing procurement process and moisture in paddy grains.

MC suspends fitter on corruption charges

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:The Commissioner, Municipal Corporation (MC), Patiala, Gurpreet Singh Khaira, has suspended an employee Rajesh Kumar, who works as a fitter in the civic body.

Truck driver booked in hit-and-run case

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:The police have registered a case against an unidentified driver of a truck after a man was killed in a hit-and- run case here today.

PSPCL officials shift transformer amid protest by residents

PSPCL officials shift transformer amid protest by residents

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:A scuffle was averted after the police intervened while employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) attempted to shift a transformer at a park, near Arna Barna Chowk, in the city.

Only 500 of 8,886 teachers accept offer for regularisation

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:The claim regarding 94 per cent teachers showing their willingness to accept the new offer has landed the Punjab government in an embarrassing situation.

Police use mild force as ASHA workers’ protest turns violent

Police use mild force as ASHA workers’ protest turns violent

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:Protest by members of the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) Workers Union, Punjab, who were demanding pay hike and other services, turned violent here today.

DGP inaugurates renovated police headquarters

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PANCHKULA:Director General of Haryana Police, BS Sandhu, inaugurated the renovated building at the police headquarters here on Thursday.

Check crackersHAVE YOUR SAY

Check crackers

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

I welcome the HC’s decision to stick to the ban on bursting of crackers except on Dasehra, Diwali and Gurpurb for specific hours only.

Vigilance Dept inspects Kharar grain market

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

KHARAR:A team of the Vigilance Department visited the Kharar grain market on Thursday and inspected the ongoing purchase and lifting of paddy.

Tipper owners among four arrested for illegal mining

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

DERA BASSI:Continuing the drive against illegal mining activities, the Mubarikpur police arrested four persons on the charge of being engaged in illegal mining here on Thursday.

Delay in Desu Majra-Khanpur flyover work irks residents

Delay in Desu Majra-Khanpur flyover work irks residents

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

KHARAR:Though restrictions have been imposed on the plying of heavy vehicles from Desu Majra to Khanpur Bridge and from Chapparchiri to Khanpur Bridge to accelerate the ongoing construction work of the Desu Majra-Khanpur flyover, in view of the current situation, residents may have to wait more than one year for the construction to complete.

Man held for stalking

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Sector 45 resident has been arrested for stalking and outraging the modesty of a woman.

1.5 lakh devotees throng templeRELIGIOUS FERVOUR

1.5 lakh devotees throng temple

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

More than 1.5 lakh devotees paid obeisance at the Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula and Kali Mata temple in Kalka on the ninth day of the Ashwin Navratra festival on Thursday.

Lawyers boycott Judge over ‘misbehaviour’

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PANCHKULA:Members of the Panchkula Bar Association here boycotted the court of Civil Judge Junior Division-cum-JMIC for not permitting the advocates and litigants to enter in his court room for about two hours here on Thursday.

AUTO GANG RAPE 2016

Court accepts plea to call witnesses in similar case

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:In the 2016 auto gang-rape case, a local court has summoned two witnesses of an identical case, which was registered a year later having the same accused.

Sacred Souls School celebrates foundation day

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Sacred Souls School, situated in the tranquil ambiance of Gharuan, celebrated the 15th edition of their foundation day with jubilation and gaiety at Tagore Theatre here on Thursday.

Now, parents to get HPE cards filled

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city schools have shifted the burden of the Health and Physical Education (HPE) on parents for getting the health-related information filled.

Dasehra celebrated with enthusiasm

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

KHARAR:Students of APJ Public School, Mundi Kharar, celebrated Dasehra and enjoyed Ramlila along with a cultural function.

Seminar held on legal reforms

Seminar held on legal reforms

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI:Think tank Suvichar recommended legal reforms for speedy delivery of justice during its seminar held at the Army Institute of Law (AIL) here on Thursday.

Toilets sans urinals raise a stink at city govt school

Toilets sans urinals raise a stink at city govt school

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the Central Government is stressing on sanitation by urging schools to undertake cleanliness initiatives under the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign, the dilapidated toilets of this government school paint a picture of neglect.

Changes proposed in study leave regulations

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Major changes have been proposed in the regulations related to study leave for Panjab University (PU) teachers.

Teen gets 10-yr jail for raping minor

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A teenager has been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment for raping a minor.

Three women arrested for snatching bid on 70-yr-old

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three women have been arrested for trying to snatch a gold chain from a 70-year-old woman while riding an auto.

1K cops to keep eye on evil in Mohali

1K cops to keep eye on evil in Mohali

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI:Nearly 1,000 cops would ensure law and order at five sites where Dasehra will be celebrated in the town tomorrow.

P’kula all set for grand Dasehra celebrations

P’kula all set for grand Dasehra celebrations

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PANCHKULA:Maintaining law and order in Sector 5 here will be a daunting task for the police as two Ramlila clubs are organising Dasehra celebrations in the area.

Roadways staff strike enters Day 3, commuters harried

Roadways staff strike enters Day 3, commuters harried

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

PANCHKULA:Commuters in the region are a harried lot as the Haryana Roadways employees continued their strike for the third day against hiring buses from private operators under the ‘kilometre scheme’ here on Thursday.

Doosra stumps cricketer Bhajji

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who owns a house in Sector 9, Chandigarh, submitted a complaint to the UT police after he reportedly found that his house had two additional locks, which were put by an unknown person.

SI booked for raping model

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Sub-Inspector (SI) of the Chandigarh Police has been booked on a charge of raping a Mumbai-based model, who came in contact with the cop earlier this year after she had filed a cheating complaint against a city youth.

City’s heritage all set to go under the hammer in London

City’s heritage all set to go under the hammer in London

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A set of 10 “advocate and Press” armchairs, designed for the High Court in Chandigarh in 1955, has been put up for auctio in London.

Traffic to be diverted in Sector 17, 34, 46 todayDASEHRA CELEBRATIONS

Traffic to be diverted in Sector 17, 34, 46 today

19 Oct 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:With an aim to minimise traffic congestion in the city, the traffic will be diverted during the Dasehra celebrations in Sector 17, 34 and 46 tomorrow.

Notification put on hold; DSPs won't be moved out of Chandigarh

Notification put on hold; DSPs won't be moved out of Chandigarh

18 Oct 2018 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday announced keeping “in abeyance” the September 25 notification of amalgamating cadre for non-IPS police officers in six UTs.

Now, donate online for poor patients at PGI

Now, donate online for poor patients at PGI

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: People can now donate funds for poor patients at the PGI while sitting at home as the institute has launched a facility for online donations on its website pgimer.edu.in.

Bawa leads from the front

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Chandigarh: Skipper Rajangad Bawa hammered a 36-ball 102 to help DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, register a 231-run win over Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 23, in an inter-school match on Tuesday.

BRIEFLY

Man found on rly tracks

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Kharar: An unidentified man was found lying on the railway track in a serious condition on Tuesday. He has been admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh.

Punjab rowers shineSPORTS BRIEF

Punjab rowers shine

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Chandigarh: Punjab rowing team won a gold and a silver medal each in the recently-concluded 39th Junior National Rowing Championship in Bhopal.

DAV-15 spikers triumph

DAV-15 spikers triumph

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Chandigarh: DAV Model School, Sector 15, came from behind to beat Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 28, 21-25 25-23 25-21 in a boys’ inter-school volleyball championship league match here on Wednesday.

St Joseph’s cricketers win

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 32, by 87 runs in the ongoing inter-school cricket championship for U-17 boys here on Wednesday.

Samiksha leads Learning Paths to basketball title

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Samiksha’s 10-point effort helped Learning Paths School, Mohali, register a 16-6 win over St Kabir School, Sector 26, and win the girls’ U-12 title in the 6th Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament at the Sector 42 Sports Complex, here, on Wednesday.

UT ATHLETICS MEET

Priyanka races to gold, silver for Rakhi

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Priyanka of Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, clocked 22 minutes and 28.

Omisha rallies into semis

Omisha rallies into semis

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Omisha Nischal rallied from a set down to beat Khushi Sharma in the girls’ U-14 quarterfinals in the ongoing STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at the Chandigarh Club Complex, Sector 1, here, on Wednesday.

Nooran sisters to perform on October 21

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Patiala: Sufi singers Nooran sisters will perform at Harpal Tiwana Auditorium on October 21 on the occasion of the 19th Foundation Day of New Mehak Cultural Forum.

Breaking  the stereotype: Women artistes take centre stage in Ramlila

Breaking the stereotype: Women artistes take centre stage in Ramlila

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:Gone are the days when staging Ramlila, which meant presenting Indian epic Ramayana on stage during Navratras, was an all-men affair as only males played the role of various characters.

One booked for causing death due to negligence

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:The police have registered a case of causing death due to negligence after a man was killed in a road accident in Banur.

Three booked for duping woman of Rs 10 lakh

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:The police have registered a case against three persons for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 10 lakh and fraudulently transferring her husband’s land in their name.

YPS finish third in cricket tournament

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:The Under-14 Cricket team of Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Patiala, bagged third position in the All India IPSC Cricket Tournament held at Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, from October 10 to 14.

STUBBLE BURNING

Students take out rally to sensitise farmers

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University in collaboration with the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today organised an awareness rally to sensitise farmers against burning of paddy stubble in the state.

11 days on, teachers hold on  to demands, continue strike

11 days on, teachers hold on to demands, continue strike

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:As the teachers’ indefinite strike entered Day 11 on Wednesday, they still held on to their demands.

Chandigarh girl crowned Miss Punjab

Chandigarh girl crowned Miss Punjab

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA: A 17-year-old school girl from Chandigarh has won Miss Punjab-2018 while competing with 300 other contestants. Taniesha Bansal, a Class XII of of Strawberry Fields High School took part in the beauty pageant for the first time and was crowned Miss Punjab.

47 per cent food samples in Punjab fail quality test

47 per cent food samples in Punjab fail quality test

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:Around 47 per cent samples of the food products collected by the Health Department in Punjab were found substandard as these contained poor-quality ingredients.

Meeting on Buddy project held in Mohali

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Mohali: Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra on Wednesday said, “DAPO and Buddy programme to make the district drug freewould be carried out in an efficient manner.”

No malice... love from Khushwant

No malice... love from Khushwant

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

No malice... love from Khushwant

No malice... love from Khushwant

No malice... love from Khushwant

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

This is how Maninder Kaur (60) got her first appointment with Khushwant Singh.

6 effigies to be consigned to flames in Panchkula

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: To attract the city residents to its Dasehra function at the parade ground in Sector 5, Shri Krishan Lal Ram Leela Dramatic Club, Panchkula, has added one more effigy depicting drug menace taking the total number of effigies to six.

Standing tall

Standing tall

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

This year, 87 ft Ravana in Sector 46 will stand tall in Chandigarh.

The land of DurgasIN GOOD FAITH

The land of Durgas

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Whenever invaders have entered our frontiers, Mother India has brought forth brave children to challenge them.

Durga, Ravana & #MeToo debateBROAD STROKES

Durga, Ravana & #MeToo debate

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

The #MeToo debate rages on in the country even as the Navratras and Durga Puja are being celebrated.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Remove pruned branches

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Even after more than a week, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has not lifted pruned branches.

3-day Pinjore Heritage Fest begins tomorrow

3-day Pinjore Heritage Fest begins tomorrow

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The three-day Pinjore Heritage Festival beginning October 19 will be a historic affair this year.

Specially abled staff: PU panel to discuss increase in retirement age

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Regulations Committee of Panjab University (PU) is all set to discuss enhancement in the retirement age of physically challenged teachers from 60 to 62.

Saint Soldier Int’l SchoolSCHOOL NOTES

Saint Soldier Int’l School

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Students of Class VI-C of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28(B), Chandigarh, took part in an event organised on Dasehra to propagate the message of victory of good over evil.

CAMPUS TEACHING

Prof Raj Kumar meets former PU VCs on centenary celebrations

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University (PU), convened an interactive meeting of former VCs Prof RP Bambah, Prof MM Puri, Prof KN Pathak, Prof RC Sobti and Prof Arun Kumar Grover on celebrating the centenary year of the PU campus teaching in 2019.

VC discusses PU issues with Union ministers

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar recently met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for setting up Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence Centre.

ABVP’s Chirag wins toss, elected prezSTUDENT BODY POLLS

ABVP’s Chirag wins toss, elected prez

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: Chirag of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has been elected as the president of the students’ union at Government Post Graduate College (GPGC), Sector 1, here.

Kanupriya flays profiling of Kashmiri students

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Campus Students’ Council president Kanupriya condemned the profiling of Kashmiri students on the campus.

AC Joshi Library seeks Rs 70L for conservation

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Crying for attention, AC Joshi Library at Panjab University (PU) is seeking Rs70 lakh for preparing its conservation plan.

Candidates applying for JBT posts to move High Court

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Candidates applying the posts of JBT have decided to move the High Court against the Education Department for not diluting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) pass eligibility condition.

Cab driver arrested after 2 days

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI: The police have arrested the driver of a cab, which fell into a drain along Airport Road near Shaheed Udham Singh Colony on the intervening night of October 14 and 15 here.

Dhakoli SHO sent to Police Lines

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Three days after Jagjeet Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) posted at the Dhakoli police station, conducted a raid on a tip-off about illegal mining taking place near his area, he has been sent to the Police Lines here on Wednesday.

2 shelter home inmates undergo medical examination in Zirakpur

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Following the reports of sexual abuse of three inmates, including an eight-year-old girl, during their stay at a shelter home run by NGO ‘Justice for Victims’ here, medical examination of two inmates was conducted at Community Health Centre (CHC), Dhakoli, here today.

No respite for commuters on Day 2

No respite for commuters on Day 2

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: Concerned over registration of cases against employees and notices served on union leaders, Haryana Roadways employees in an emergency meeting held at Kaithal in Haryana have decided to continue the strike for two more days.

Man robbed of bike, Rs15,000

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two unknown persons robbed a man of his Splendor motorcycle, Rs 15,000 in cash and other valuables near the Kajheri chowk here on Tuesday night.

Two arrested in drug cases

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two persons were arrested in separate cases registered under the NDPS Act.

Snatchers flee with phone

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two Activa-borne miscreants reportedly snatched a mobile phone from a man at Ram Darbar, Phase II, here on Wednesday night.

32-yr-old man dies after taking excessive alcohol

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A 32-year-old man died after consuming excessive liquor here on Tuesday night.

Four injured in hit-&-run cases, admitted to PGI

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three persons riding two-wheelers were injured in two separate road accidents in the city.

CONSUMER FORUM

Apple, seller fined for failing to repair laptop, refusing refund

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Apple India Private Limited, Bangalore, and Unicorn Infosolutions Private Limited, Sector 35, have been penalised for not being able to repair a faulty MacBook laptop and refusing refund for the same.

GRAFT CASE

Yet another plea by DSP Meena further delays framing of charges

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Yet another application moved by the defence has once again delayed framing of charges against Economic Offences Wing (EOW) DSP RC Meena and three other accused in a graft case registered in 2015.

PETITION BY SECTOR 19 TRADERS

Three back off, allege concealment of facts

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just about a week after a petition was filed by shopkeepers demanding parking space in Sector 19-C market, three of the petitioners today claimed that their signatures were obtained after concealing the facts.

Gangster Bishnoi convicted of assault in 8-year-old case

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today convicted gangster Lawrence Bishnoi in an eight-year-old case of assault.

Court sticks to 3-hour cracker-bursting norm

Court sticks to 3-hour cracker-bursting norm

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking the din out of festivities, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today reiterated its earlier directions of allowing the bursting of firecrackers from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Diwali and Gurpurb.

40 to face action for subletting govt houses

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Over 40 employees will face disciplinary action as the house allotment committee of the UT Administration has detected cases of subletting in a door-to-door survey.

In city, helmet to be optional for Sikh women

In city, helmet to be optional for Sikh women

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Wearing of helmet by Sikh women in Chandigarh will become optional as the UT Administration has issued a draft notification for making an amendment to Rule 129 of Section 2 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

In distress? Don’t panic, press button

In distress? Don’t panic, press button

18 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: Panchkula has become the first city in the country to test the concept of wireless panic buttons, installed at bus shelters and other public places for the use of residents to raise the alarm in the event of a distress situation and seek immediate help.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

War Mode: Hussain directs officers, agencies to step up pollution measures

24 Oct 2018 | 2:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday directs officials of the Industries Department and DSIIDC to put into action the plan for proper disposal of waste generated by the industrial units especially in Narela and Bawana industrial areas.

REMEDY FOR BHALSWA LANDFILL

NDMC to invite global tenders

24 Oct 2018 | 2:32 AM

NEW DELHI:With fire continuing at the Bhalswa landfill, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) today announced a slew of measures, including inviting a global tender for landfill remediation, for managing the situation.

CCTV CAMERA INSTALLATION

DCW issues notice to govt over delay

24 Oct 2018 | 2:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday instituted an enquiry over the delay in installation of CCTV cameras in the capital and has sought detailed information from the Home Secretary as well as the PWD Secretary of the Delhi government in the matter.

4-yr-old girl raped by school cab driver

24 Oct 2018 | 2:32 AM

NEW DELHI:A four-year-old girl, a nursery student, was raped by her school cab driver, Suresh (39) in the Shahbad Dairy area of Rohini, a police official said.

4 juveniles held for killing man for mobile phone

24 Oct 2018 | 2:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Four juveniles and a man were arrested for allegedly killing a person while robbing his costly Android mobile to satisfy their lust for drugs, said a police official.

Govt launches drive against adulterated sweets

24 Oct 2018 | 2:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government has launched a special drive to keep a check on adulterated sweets across the city in the ongoing festival season.

Woman commits suicide in Burari

23 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:A woman, Shilpa (21), allegedly committed suicide in Burari, said police.

Seven injured in cylinder blast

23 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Seven persons injured in a gas cylinder blast in Raghubir Nagar in the evening.

Hussain directs MCDs to expedite work of new landfills

23 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:In view of rising concerns over the raging fire due to rise in methane concentration at the Bhalaswa landfill, Delhi environment minister Imran Hussain today took stock of the prevailing situation at a time when the national capital is already struggling to deal with the rising fine particulates owing to stubble burning in the neighbouring states.

Strikes hit transport services in capitalCITY STANDSTILL

Strikes hit transport services in capital

23 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Commuters and office goers in the national capital were a harried lot on Monday due to the strikes by fuel stations and protest by taxi and auto unions against the Delhi government's refusal to cut VAT on petrol and diesel.

Sharp shooter arrested

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Notorious criminal Abhishek (24), who was carrying reward of Rs 50,000 and was absconding for the past six months in an attempt-to-murder case of Lajpat Nagar has been arrested, said police.

Two boys drown in Yamuna: one saved, other missing

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: In Jambola village at Bhorgarh Narela, two youth who went to swim in Yamuna got drowned, said Delhi Fire Service official.

Jahangiripuri: Sewer claims life

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Today at around 7.30 am, information was received in Jahangirpuri from Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh that a person, Dooman Ray (32) was brought dead from Delhi Jal Board Pump House, G Block, Jahangirpuri, said additional DCP A K Lal.

Man murders wife on suspect of cheating

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: A 23-year-old man allegedly strangled his wife to death, suspecting her of cheating on him, in front of their two-year-old daughter here, police said.

Missing girl traced from K’shetra

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Police has traced the six-year-old daughter of a labourer, who was missing from Kirti Nagar’s railway line since September 6. She was playing outside her house when a man kidnapped her, said a police official.

Commemoration Day Parade in memory of police martyrs

Commemoration Day Parade in memory of police martyrs

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police today organised Commemoration Day Parade in remembrance of personnel who were killed in serving their respective forces between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.

Capital’s air quality remains poor

Capital’s air quality remains poor

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi''s air continued to be in “very poor” category for the second consecutive day on Sunday. In the coming days the air quality is likely to deteriorate further, as per pollution agencies.

Petrol pumps to remain shut today; Kejriwal blames BJP

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Petrol pumps, along with linked compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, in the national capital will remain closed on Monday to protest against the Delhi government’s not agreeing to the demand of reducing Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuels.

Kejriwal, cabinet colleagues launch four-month door-to-door campaignPREPARATIONS FOR THE 2019 LOK SABHA ELECTIONS BEGIN IN THE CAPITAL

Kejriwal, cabinet colleagues launch four-month door-to-door campaign

22 Oct 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday launched the party’s four-month long door-to-door campaign for 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Delhi seeking votes and donations from the electorate in the city.

Car thief held who stole cars for fun

21 Oct 2018 | 12:01 AM

NEW DELHI: A car thief who is been arrested by police during interrogation disclosed that he used to steal car for fun. After driving them for one or two days, he left the vehicles abandoned anywhere, said DCP Devender Arya (southwest).

Auto, taxi unions to go on strike on Mon

21 Oct 2018 | 12:01 AM

NEW DELHI: Auto-rickshaw and taxi unions will go on a strike on Monday against the Delhi government''s policies on cab aggregators.

Retd army colonel duped of Rs 3 cr

21 Oct 2018 | 12:01 AM

NEW DELHI: A retired army colonel has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police''s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) saying that he was allegedly duped of more than Rs 3 crore on the pretext of investing in insurance policies, a senior EOW officer said stating that they are probing the matter.

Arms supplier arrested with 10 country-made pistols, 15 cartridges

21 Oct 2018 | 12:01 AM

NEW DELHI: Crime Branch has arrested here Mohabat Ali, resident of UP and an arms supplier, with 10 country-made pistols and 15 cartridges.

Govt to open 100 primary-level libraries in its schools

21 Oct 2018 | 12:01 AM

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today opened the gates to a ''primary library'' in a government school, the first among 100 libraries which will be opened for students in the coming days.

Kejriwal to launch AAP's door-to-door campaign2019 LOK SABHA POLLS

Kejriwal to launch AAP's door-to-door campaign

21 Oct 2018 | 12:01 AM

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch a campaign from tomorrow asking for votes and donations from residents of his New Delhi Assembly constituency for the 2019 Lok Sabha (LS) election, the party said.

Five-day Health Mela from Oct 23

20 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:The 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela, an annual health programme, this year focuses on indoor air pollution and antimicrobial resistance, among other issues.

JNUSU accuses dean ridiculing assistant profs; he denies

20 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:The JNUSU on Friday accused JNU's Dean of School of Social Sciences of ridiculing and insulting a few assistant professors during an orientation session.

8 cops injured as idol immersion turns violent

20 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:Eight policemen, including a DCP, were injured today as a group of devotees participating in a Durga idol immersion procession turned violent, police said.

BUS STOPS

Transport dept shortlists four design consultants

20 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:Four design consultants have been short-listed by Delhi's transport department to give presentation before a jury next week on the designs of 1,397 bus queue shelters to be developed across the city.

BJP slams AAP-led govt over fuel price, pollution

20 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:Raising many issues, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that the condition of Delhi has become pathetic due to the obstinate attitude of the CM.

Court dismisses Ashish Pandey's bail plea, sent to judicial custody

20 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:Court today dismissed the bail application of former BSP MP's son Ashish Pandey, arrested for brandishing a gun outside a five star hotel and sent him to a judicial custody till Monday.

Rainfall improves air quality

Rainfall improves air quality

20 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

NEW DELHI:The air quality of the national capital has shown some improvement as per pollution monitoring agencies especially after the light showers received by some parts of the city in the last 24 hours even as the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed disappointment over the Centre and Punjab and Haryana governments for "not doing enough" to help the farmers to avoid paddy straw burning.

AAP's West Delhi in charge quits post

19 Oct 2018 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Barely four days after taking charge as West Delhi in charge of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Rajpal Solanki today resigned from the post citing health issues.

DU teachers oppose UGC working group on exploring changes for ESMA

19 Oct 2018 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The teachers of the Delhi University (DU) criticised the Union Grant Commission’s (UGC) move to constitute a working group to study the Delhi University Act, 1922, and explore possible alterations that may dissolve the university’s institutional autonomy and suspend the democratic rights of its academic community.

Police stops Cong's 'Ravana Dahan'

19 Oct 2018 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The police today prevented Congress men from torching a specially-designed effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seven BJP MPs of Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and cabinet ministers of the Delhi government.

CROP RESIDUE BURNING

Govt forms 6-member team to carry out surprise inspections

19 Oct 2018 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment Minister Imran Hussain today formed a six-member team to carry out surprise inspections across Delhi to check violations which contribute towards air pollution.

10% discount on use of Metro card in DTC, cluster buses

19 Oct 2018 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Commuters of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) can now use the Delhi Metro card for travelling in DTC and cluster buses in the city.

Workers to get pay at earlier minimum wages rates: Sisodia

19 Oct 2018 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said today that those directly employed on contract basis by the Delhi government, boards and corporations at minimum wage rates will receive payments at rates prevailing before August 4.

AAP launches video seeking donations to promote ‘honest’ govt

18 Oct 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP today launched a 15-second video featuring its Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealing for donations to promote the “honestly working” Delhi government.

SDMC realising parking charges despite HC order: AAP

18 Oct 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today alleged that parking fee was being “illegally” realised despite a Delhi High Court order in areas falling under the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in the city.

‘Facilitate students with Information & Communication Technology books’

18 Oct 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today directed officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE) to improve supply of books on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to teachers and students of Delhi government-run schools and figure out ways to ensure maximum utilisation of computer labs by students with available full-time lab assistant for their guidance.

Sarna seeks probe into fraud in DSGMC funds

18 Oct 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:General secretary of the SAD (Delhi) Harvinder Singh Sarna has formally intimated various departments of the Delhi and Union governments for investigation of alleged financial fraud, money laundering and plunder of the DSGMC treasury through shell companies.

Hussain demands immediate halt to stubble burningAIR QUALITY DROPS TO ‘VERY POOR’

Hussain demands immediate halt to stubble burning

18 Oct 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment Minister Imran Hussain today said crop residue burning must be immediately halted otherwise entire north India will suffer serious health hazards.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Govt schoolteacher held for molesting two minor girls

Govt schoolteacher held for molesting two minor girls

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

NAWANSHAHR: A government school teacher has been arrested by the Nawanshahr police today for allegedly molesting two minor girl students. The girls are studying in Government High School, Mehrampur, at Aur here.

Five months on, victims of co-op society scams still await justice

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Five months after the cooperative society scam had been reported from Loharan in Bhogpur, victims who lost the huge amount of money in the scam are still awaiting justice.

Youth dies of drug overdose, friend arrested

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

NAWANSHAHR: The district police have booked Gurjeet Singh of Behram under Section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The move came days after a youth died of drug overdose in Behram.

Govt notification on regularisation adds to their woes

Govt notification on regularisation adds to their woes

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: There are various issues which are being faced by teachers who have been teaching students for the past eight years under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).

Teachers to meet CM Amarinder on Nov 5

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Leaders of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha and SSA/RMSA Teachers’ Union today met Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Suresh Kumar. Union leaders claimed that the Chief Principal Secretary would discuss their issue with the Chief Minister (CM).

Don’t indulge in cheap politics, Dharamsot tells SAD leaders

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Having distributed 11 cheques for Rs 5 lakh each today to family members of the deceased who lost their lives in the train accident in Amritsar on Dasehra, Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot while expressing grief said: “The state government is deeply saddened over the demise of several innocent lives in Amritsar and the government will do anything to help those who lost everything in the tragic incident that shook the entire nation.”

SARAS Mela kicks off, stalls draw huge crowds on Day 1

SARAS Mela kicks off, stalls draw huge crowds on Day 1

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

HOSHIARPUR: SARAS (Sale of articles of rural artisans’ society) Mela was inaugurated by Rural Development and Panchayat Minister, Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa.

Minister urges people to follow ideals of Valmiki

Minister urges people to follow ideals of Valmiki

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Punjab SC, BC and Minority Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot exhorted people to follow the path and ideals of Valmiki in their lives.

Recent advancements make spine surgery simpler, safer: Expert

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The use of high-quality operating microscope and intra-operative neuro-monitoring have made spine surgery simple and safe.

Teachers apprised of pedagogical skills

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: A two-day orientation workshop (October 22 and 23) that was organised for the Central Head Teachers (CHT) of government primary schools at Regional Cooperative Institute of Management, Sector 32, Chandigarh was concluded today by asking central heads to ensure effective implementation of different activities designed under Parho Punjab Parhao Punjab in their respective schools.

Need to lay emphasis on harnessing  young talent, says former OlympianSURJIT HOCKEY TOURNEY BEGINS

Need to lay emphasis on harnessing young talent, says former Olympian

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: The 35th Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament began today with great pomp and show. In his address, the MLA Pargat Singh, the former Olympian, recalled that Olympian Surjit Singh, in whose memory the tournament was organised every year, was an ideal for every budding hockey player, including him, in the 1980s.

KMV signs MoU with Hungarian University

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: KMV College, Jalandhar and faculty of education and psychology, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary have entered into an agreement of cooperation for creating a sustainable international education partnership.

Shobha Yatra on Valmiki JayantiBRIEFLY

Shobha Yatra on Valmiki Jayanti

24 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

PHAGWARA: To celebrate ‘Valmiki Jayanti’, a ‘Shobha Yatra’, was taken out here on Tuesday evening. The ‘Yatra’ commenced from Valmiki Chowk and culminated from where it began.

CAMPUS NOTES

NSS volunteers honoured

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

Jalandhar: NSS volunteers from HMV College, were honoured for undertaking a mission in association with the district administration and ‘Pratham’ an NGO, to educate and strengthen the basic skills of the primary students of government schools under the patronage of Principal Ajay Sareen.

BRIEFLY

Cancer awareness camp

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

Amloh: As many as 382 patients were examined during a free cancer awareness camp, organised by the Jagda Samaj Welfare Club, Amloh, in association with Cancer Care Charitable Trust.

Come Diwali, wet clay comes alive as artisans churn out diyas

Come Diwali, wet clay comes alive as artisans churn out diyas

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Seventy-nine-year-old Madan Das’s muddy fingers roll over the wet clay as he finds his way on his potter’s wheel to churn out beautiful diyas.

Football tourney from today

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

Jalandhar: Sant Baba Bhag Singh University is organising the North Zone Inter-University Football Tournament (Men) from October 23 to 30.

SARAS Mela begins today

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR: After 3 years, the SARAS mela once again returns to charm the city.

Cadets learn discipline, leadership at NCC camp

Cadets learn discipline, leadership at NCC camp

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR: As many as 429 NCC cadets, including girl cadets from various colleges and schools of the Doaba region, participated in a10-day annual training camp of 12 Punjab battalion NCC Hoshiarpur.

Shobha Yatra for Valmiki Jayanti held

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: A ‘shobha yatra’ ahead of the ‘Valmiki Jayanti’ was taken out in Jalandhar (West) constituency here today.

#MeToo finds reference in theatre group Yuvaa’s ‘Muzeum’

#MeToo finds reference in theatre group Yuvaa’s ‘Muzeum’

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: A couple of women – walk across the stage rather awkwardly – one foot in a stiletto, the other barefoot - with red lipstick carelessly smudged on their face.

Mass leaves of teachers to invite disciplinary action: DPI

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: In a circular issued to all the District Education Officers (DEOs), school heads and all Block Primary Education Officers (BPEOs) today by the Director Public Instructions (DPI), Secondary Education, Punjab, the school heads are advised to ensure that unless there is a genuine reason for the teachers belonging to the SSA/RMSA category to be on casual leave, no leave should be sanctioned to these employees.

Surge in dengue, viral fever cases at city hospitals

Surge in dengue, viral fever cases at city hospitals

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Influx of patients at private clinics, hospitals and civil hospitals can be seen on a daily basis in the district.

No lessons learnt from tragedy on rail tracks

No lessons learnt from tragedy on rail tracks

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the tragic incident occurred near Joda Phatak in Amritsar, residents are violating the norms laid by the government.

Youth duped of Rs 3 lakh by travel agent

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:The love of a Punjab youth to settle abroad is a well-known fact.

Three gangsters nabbed; arms seized

23 Oct 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The district police in a joint operation with the Counter-Intelligence Wing, Jalandhar, arrested gangster Kulwant Singh, alias Gopa Nawanshehria, along with his two associates Anmol Dutta and Rahul.

Mayor calls on ‘upset’ officialsBOYCOTT OF MC HOUSE MEETING