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Efforts to curb drug menace bearing fruits, says Manpreet

Efforts to curb drug menace bearing fruits, says Manpreet

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal unfurled Tricolour at a district-level function on Independence Day here on Wednesday.

Kidnapping accused visit home before jail; ASI suspended

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:An ASI-rank officer has been suspended for taking three youths, who were arrested in connection with kidnapping a coal trader and his aides, to their homes before taking them in police custody.

Youth held for raping 13-yr-old

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:The Lopoke police have arrested a youth for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Kohali village.

Three hurt in clash outside restaurant

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Three youngsters were injured after a group of persons attacked them outside a restaurant in the Ranjit Avenue area here on Wednesday evening.

Two employees of finance firm robbed

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Four unidentified miscreants looted Rs 13,450 and three mobile phones from two employees of a private finance firm at Jos Muhar village on July 27. A complaint in this regard was lodged with the police on Wednesday.

Armed men ‘attack’ transporter’s gunman

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:A couple of days after a transporter and trader, Gursajan Bedi, allegedly got threats and extortion calls from a gangster, armed men reportedly attacked his gunman near Pandori Waraich village here on Tuesday evening.

Residents recall Vajpayee’s contribution

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:As the news of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise came, residents started paying tributes and recalling his achievements and immense contribution to progress of the nation.

Doctor among three held for drug peddling

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:The CIA staff have arrested three persons, including a doctor, on a charge of drug peddling.

4 arrested with pistol, revolver

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:The CIA staff arrested four persons with illegal weapons on Tuesday.

City theatre group to highlight poet Nirala’s life at Mumbai fest

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:A city-based theatre group, ‘Dastak’, will stage a play on Suryakant Tripathi’s life during the Sanhita Manch Festival in Mumbai to be held from August 17 to 19.

I-Day celebrated with national zeal

I-Day celebrated with national zeal

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Educational institutes in the city marked the 72nd Independence Day with gusto.

Sans facilities, resident assns join hands against colonisers

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Taking an initiative in the direction of self help, the residents of Swiss City and Roseland colony in city constituted the Swiss City Welfare Association (SCWA) to push the civic authorities to provide them basic amenities.

Officials convene meeting to curb vector-borne diseases

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Officials of the district Health Department on Thursday held a meeting with Medical Superintendent Dr Surinder Paul at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital to discuss means to provide better services to dengue and swine flu patients.

Self-defence training for women

Self-defence training for women

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Taking up the cause of women safety, FICCI FLO, Amritsar chapter, has tied up with several colleges and institutions to initiate workshops on teaching self-defense to girls.

Work on vertical garden begins at Railway station

Work on vertical garden begins at Railway station

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:In an innovative way to manage waste, efforts are underway to beautify the walls of Railway station here by building vertical gardens using waste plastic bottles.

Khoya, sweets destroyed

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:The food wing of the health department on Thursday conducted raids at shops in different areas and destroyed around 20 kg of khoya and 40 kg of barfi prepared using harmful chemicals and colours.

WAR ON DRUGS

Man held with 75-kg poppy husk

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

SANGRUR:The police claimed to have arrested a man with 75-kg poppy husk smuggled from Srinagar.

20 booked for blocking road

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

TARN TARAN: As many as 20 leaders of the Anti Corruption Morcha (ACM) along with residents of Nandpur village have been booked for blocking a national highway on Monday.

Seven trains rescheduled

Seven trains rescheduled

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Northern Railways has issued a new time table for trains, including those connecting Amritsar, to come into force from August 15. Schedule of seven Amritsar bound trains stands changed.

Weeds dot city roads

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The haphazard growth of congress grass during the rainy season has been causing medical problems to people. Congress grass (parthenium hysterochorus), sukha (cannabis sativa) and bhang (verbesina prostrata) pose a threat to crops as well as health of residents.

Parking of trucks on road hinders traffic flow

Parking of trucks on road hinders traffic flow

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Parking of heavy vehicles, especially trucks, on the stretch from Akali Phula Singh road to Ghee Mandi road and Shera Wala Gate road create bottlenecks for tourists heading towards the Golden Temple.

Patriotic fervour marks I-Day

Patriotic fervour marks I-Day

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: As India proudly celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, educational institutes across the city welcomed the day with patriotic zeal and fervour.

Road accident victim dies

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A person, who was injured in a road accident on intervening night of Sunday and Monday, died here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Jagdeep Singh.

Student booked for ‘harassing’ classmate

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A student of Class XI was booked for allegedly teasing his female classmate here on Monday. The accused is also said to have slapped the girl in the classroom at Bhai Gurdas Senior Secondary, Basarke Gillan village.

Nonagenarian freedom fighter bats for Indo-Pak peace

Nonagenarian freedom fighter bats for Indo-Pak peace

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Hirutai Ramji Patil, 90, a freedom fighter, who was one of the leading lights during the nationalist movement at the time of Nana Patil’s call for parallel governance in Satara, stood out from the rest of the panel of speakers at the seminar conducted by Hind Pak Dosti Manch and Folklore Research Society.

DC apprised of school without electricity

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Varun Khanna, a paralegal volunteer under the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), has complained to Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sangha regarding “poor condition” of the elementary school in Alkare village of Majitha block.

It’s heartening to be in holy city: Kher

It’s heartening to be in holy city: Kher

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: At 44, Kailash Kher became the youngest commercial and folk singer to receive Padma Shree in 2017. In his own words, he considers his win overwhelming.

Flag march, foolproof security

Flag march, foolproof security

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: With the city all set to celebrate the Independence Day, the police have made appropriate security arrangements. The movement of people on key routes has been restricted.

I-Day: Showers exacerbate admn’s woes

I-Day: Showers exacerbate admn’s woes

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Heavy showers lashed the city, adding to the slush at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium, on Tuesday morning. The stage is set for the Independence Day celebrations. The rain has added to the worries of the ground staff as they are working hard to help it dry before the event begins.

SNIPPETS

Theft in Tarn Taran shop

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

Tarn Taran: Three persons have been booked for allegedly committing a theft in a shop in Patti.

Woman ends life

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Rupinder Kaur (30), a resident of Kammoke village, ended her life by consuming some poisonous substance here on Sunday.

Poppy husk seized, 2 held

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

PHAGWARA: The police have arrested two drug peddlers, identified as Surjit Kaur, a resident of Sarhal Kalan village, and Ram Pal, a resident of Khotrra Road in Phagwara.

3 held for stealing transformer oil

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Chheharta police have busted a gang of thieves, who used to steal oil from transformers installed in villages.

Capacity building workshop held

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day capacity building workshop on career guidance concluded at The Senior Study II on Monday.

Chhina lashes out at state over crimes

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Expressing his anguish over the horrifying rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Batala, senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina accused the Punjab government of showing a little interest in delivering justice.

Activists begin march for employment scheme

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Naujawan Bharat Sabha and All India Students’ Federation activists started a march from Bakna village, native area of freedom fighter Baba Sohan Singh Bakna, on Monday.

Madeeha Gauhar remembered for her contribution to peace

Madeeha Gauhar remembered for her contribution to peace

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Hind Pak Dosti Manch, Punjab Jagriti Manch and Folklore Research Academy initiated the Independence Day celebrations with a special commemoration meet at Punjab Naatshala for late Pakistani peace activist and theatre thespian Madeeha Gauhar.

PADHO PUNJAB PADHAO PUNJAB

836 pre-primary schools all set to get grant

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has issued instructions to district authorities to ensure learning material of pre-primary classes of government schools is utilised properly.

Delegation from UK pays obeisance at Golden  Temple

Delegation from UK pays obeisance at Golden Temple

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The delegation of 18 students from the UK paid obeisance at the Golden Temple on Monday.

GNDU, NSDL ink pact for academic depository

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has signed an agreement with the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) for establishing the National Academic Depository (NAD) cell.

Agri official rubbishes urea shortage reports

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Agriculture Department has asked farmers not to believe in the reports of urea shortage in the market as a special train carrying the fertiliser is expected to reach the city by Tuesday.

Elevated road alteration plan draws experts’ ire

Elevated road alteration plan draws experts’ ire

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Former engineering officials, associated with the elevated road, have warned of a disaster in case the officials concerned go ahead with their plan to cut a portion of the road to pave way for raising six terminals for the buses of the BRTS.

Man shot dead, two kin hurt

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Partap Singh (40), a resident of Guru Nanak Pura, was shot dead by two persons here late on Sunday evening.

Documenting the untold stories of Partition

Documenting the untold stories of Partition

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Scholars at the Centre on Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) are working on documenting experiences, mostly untold stories of survivors of the 1947 Partition, one of the biggest migrations in the world.

Slushy ground hampers I-Day rehearsals

Slushy ground hampers I-Day rehearsals

14 Aug 2018 | 12:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Due to heavy rainfall lashing the city for the past couple of days, water accumulation made several parts of the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium ground slushy, hampering the final rehearsals of the Independence Day celebrations here on Monday.

Teej festival fervour grips holy city

Teej festival fervour grips holy city

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Teej was celebrated in the city with fervour. Folk singer Gurmeet Bawa was the chief guest at the Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA).

SNIPPETS

2 held with drugs

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

Amritsar: The police have arrested a woman among two persons for allegedly selling intoxicants to addicts. A raid was conducted in Guru Ki Wadali where Lakhwinder Kaur and Jagdeep Singh were nabbed. According to the police, 50 habit-forming capsules were seized from them.

TARN TARAN DIARY

Bribery case dents police image

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

The dismissal of four police personnel and suspension of an ASI for their "involvement in bribery" has dented the image of the police force in the district. Already the image of the police is not that good in the region. This incident has become the talk of the town.

Play on struggle of educationist staged

Play on struggle of educationist staged

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjabi play ‘Peyasaa Kaan’ was staged at the Punjab Naatshala on Sunday.

HR conclave at IIM-Amritsar

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Institute of Management-Amritsar organised a Human Resource (HR) conclave- Yukti’18 on Saturday.

Shri Ram Ashram students shine

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 22 students of Shri Ram Ashram Public School made their institute proud by securing seat in prestigious engineering colleges, including IITs.

Consumer forum against PSPCL move to impose Rs1.02 lakh fine on city resident

Consumer forum against PSPCL move to impose Rs1.02 lakh fine on city resident

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has asked Power State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) not to demand Rs 1,02,560 as electricity consumption charges from a local resident, who has a dispute going on with the Powercom.

GST amendments worrying: Tax experts

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Multiple amendments in the GST are causing confusion among dealers and tax practitioners, opined income tax practitioners in the two-day Amrit National Tax Conference, which concluded here on Sunday.

Nat’l conference on neonatal deafness

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

Amritsar: Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences organised its first national conference themed ‘Screening of universal neonatal deafness (SOUND) for early identification and intervention of children with hearing impairment for facilitating societal inclusion on Sunday.

Govt schools asked to grow veggies in kitchen gardens

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: An advisory issued by the Mid Day Meal Society to have kitchen gardens at government schools across the state has evoked mixed reaction from teachers.

AAP Majha leaders urge dissidents to return

AAP Majha leaders urge dissidents to return

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Leaders of the AAP Majha zone have called upon rebel leaders, including Sukhpal Singh Khaira, to return to the party fold to give a united fight to the Congress and the SAD-BJP alliance.

UK students at Partition Museum

UK students at Partition Museum

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A delegation of 18 students from England, having Punjab roots, visited the Partition Museum, under a programme titled ‘Connect with your roots’ of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday.

Collapse of commercial building damages vehicles

Collapse of commercial building damages vehicles

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: A commercial building near Lawrence Road, lying closed for a long time, collapsed due to heavy rain on Sunday afternoon.

MC begins preparations for House meeting

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Learning a lesson from the previous “mismanaged” House meeting, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has started preparing for the upcoming General House meeting, which is expected in September.

Police Commissioner inspects security arrangements

Police Commissioner inspects security arrangements

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Police Commissioner SS Srivastav along with other police officials supervised the security arrangements in various parts of the city on Sunday.

Heavy rainfall pours trouble in city

Heavy rainfall pours trouble in city

13 Aug 2018 | 1:11 AM

AMRITSAR: Heavy rain lashed the city, leaving several parts of the city waterlogged, on Sunday afternoon.

Gold seized at airport

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Sleuths from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), in a joint operation with custom authorities, confiscated gold worth Rs 1.50 crore from Sri Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport here on Friday.

Youth held for raping minor

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police on Saturday nabbed Ranjit Singh, who had allegedly raped a minor girl on July 13. The police said he was arrested from Ram Tirath area.

Women safety workshop

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: FICCI FLO held a seminar on women safety in association with Make Women Safe initiative by a Gurgaon-based NGO.

Educational institutes to form buddy groups to fight addiction

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha has asked the educational institutes to form a buddy groups by August 13 as part of a programme to tackle drug abuse.

Discussion on agony of Partition in city

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Asylum literally means a safe haven, a place where, despite the mayhem outside, one can feel protected.

Jathedar concerned over Sikh issues

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has expressed his displeasure over the “mishappenings” with the Sikh community across the world.

Wives of Army jawans show culinary skills at food fest

Wives of Army jawans show culinary skills at food fest

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: One of the perks of being an Army man’s wife, according to one of them, is that you pick up little culinary secrets from every nook and corner of the country.

Exhibition on Army weapons thrills kids

Exhibition on Army weapons thrills kids

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: The families of Army men and schoolchildren got a chance to know the Army in a better way through an exhibition organised by Panther Division at Panther Stadium in the Amritsar Cantonment.

Boy booked for marrying minor

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: The Kamboh police have booked a teenage boy for marrying a minor. The girl is said to be 17 years old. Her parents have lodged their complaint with the police under the Child Marriage Act 2006.

Newly-married ends life

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: A newly-married woman ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house in Kot Khalsa here on Friday night. She has been identified as Puja Sharma (25).

Fraud case slapped on pharmacy owner

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Days after the sealing of Willmark Pharmaceutical Private Limited for allegedly manufacturing and selling banned drugs, the rural police have registered an FIR against its owner Rajiv Bhardwaj and his brother Rajan Bhardwaj for furnishing false details while applying for retention of drug licence.

Waterlogging, traffic jams across city continue to haunt residents

Waterlogging, traffic jams across city continue to haunt residents

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: Waterlogging after heavy rainfall led to heavy traffic jams on several roads, including the elevated road, here on Saturday. Vehicles were seen stuck for hours. An ambulance was also seen stuck near Mall of Amritsar.

Visa on arrival sought from Pak

Visa on arrival sought from Pak

12 Aug 2018 | 1:06 AM

AMRITSAR: After returning from Pakistan via Attari Wagah Joint Check Post, SAD (Delhi) president Paramjit Singh Sarna said that he had pleaded with the Pakistan government to grant visa on arrival to the Sikh sangat from across the world to celebrate the forthcoming 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

SNIPPETS

ASI hurt in mishap

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

Amritsar: Santokh Kumar, an ASI posted at the Islamabad police station, had his leg fractured when an autorickshaw hit him here on Thursday.

Woman ends life

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

BATALA: A 25-year-old woman, identified as Amanpreet Kaur, committed suicide at Bhandari Mohalla here on Friday.

Classical rendition enthrals Amritsar

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The classical renditions of Padma Shri awardee Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan hooked the music lovers at the art gallery that hosted the Swar Saanjh event on Friday.

Second outing for Mr and Mrs 420

Second outing for Mr and Mrs 420

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Watching male actors transform into female characters on screen has always managed to tickle the funny bone.

Schools instructed to cook midday meal

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: City government schools have been instructed to prepare midday meal on their premises from August 16.

GMC staff tussle ends

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The issue between a senior faculty member and the ministerial staff union, which arose after a clerk accused a few junior resident doctors of manhandling him, was settled as they reached a comprise on Friday.

Surge in drug addicts seeking treatment

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration has claimed that footfall at 10 Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) centres, where 4,780 drug addicts are being provided free treatment, has increased.

Two groups clash in Patti jail, 1 hurt

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

TARN TARAN: Two groups of inmates had a clash at Sub Jail, Patti, leaving one of them injured late on Thursday evening.

Deworming drive inaugurated

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: District health officials organised an event at Government Senior Secondary School, Nwa Kot, to create awareness about the deworming campaign.

Job uncertainty frights GNDU ad hoc staff

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR:Job uncertainty has made ad hoc teaching staff at the constituent colleges of GNDU skeptical about their future.

25 minors challaned

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The traffic police challaned 25 students driving two-wheelers for breaking traffic rules on Thursday.

Vendors removed

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Estate officials conducted an anti-encroachment drive at Dhab Khatikan, Gate Hakiama, Bhagtan Wala Gate, Chitra Talkies and other areas in the walled city here on Thursday.

Security beefed up in city as I-Day nears

Security beefed up in city as I-Day nears

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal would unfurl the national flag to mark the 72nd Independence Day celebrations in the holy city.

5 held with firearms

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

TARN TARAN: A police team, led by Assistant Sub-Inspector Sukhwinder Singh, has arrested five members of a gang of armed robbers from the outskirts of the town.

Four vehicle thieves nabbed

Four vehicle thieves nabbed

11 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff on Friday claimed to have busted a gang to vehicle thieves with the arrest of four persons.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Jail security to be beefed up: Minister

Jail security to be beefed up: Minister

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Punjab Minister for Cooperation and Jails Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa unfurled the Tricolour at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium on Independence Day. The occasion was celebrated with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm here on Wednesday.

31 jail prisoners released on I-Day

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 31 prisoners were released from the Central Jail, Bathinda, in view of their good behaviour on the occasion of Independence Day here on Wednesday.

Bathinda mourns Vajpayee’s demise

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: City residents mourned the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who breathed his last at the AIIMS, New Delhi, on Thursday.

Compensation scheme for victims of sexual abuse

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The National Legal Services Authority (NLSA) has started Compensation Scheme-2018 for women victims of sexual abuse and other crimes.

Centre stage and in eye of the storm

Centre stage and in eye of the storm

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

MUKTSAR/MALOUT: Just like Republic Day, Congress leaders took centre stage on the Independence Day functions organised at Muktsar and Malout towns.

Sewers lay choked near courts complex

Sewers lay choked near courts complex

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Water accumulation due to choked sewers near the district courts complex area has been causing a lot of inconvenience to commuters as well as visitors to the courts and mini-secretariat for the past three days.

Anti-drug drive on track: Razia Sultana

Anti-drug drive on track: Razia Sultana

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BARNALA: Punjab Cabinet Minister Razia Sultana presided over the Independence Day function at Barnala. She said her government would announce more welfare schemes for the people in near future.

In Faridkot, youth called upon to abstain from drugs

In Faridkot, youth called upon to abstain from drugs

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

FARIDKOT: Presiding over the Independence Day function at Nehru Stadium, Faridkot, Harjit Singh, Divisional Commissioner, called upon the youth to take the pledge to abstain from drugs and be part of the state government’s fight against drugs in the state.

Residents suffer as water supply suspended

Residents suffer as water supply suspended

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: It has been more than two weeks for around 350 households in Multania village who have been battling with acute water shortage.

Varsities celebrate I-Day with fervour

Varsities celebrate I-Day with fervour

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, celebrated Independence Day with enthusiasm.

Schools to celebrate birth anniv of Dhyan Chand

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

FARIDKOT: To celebrate the birthday of India’s hockey wizard, Dhyan Chand, in a big way this time, the School Education Department has announced to conduct a marathon in all schools in the state on August 29.

Four booked for illegally storing pesticides

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked four persons for allegedly storing pesticides in an unauthorised godown made in a house in Naruana village.

Child labourer rescued from hospital canteen

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: After receiving a written complaint, a team of the Labour Department conducted a raid at a private hospital in the city and rescued a child working as waiter at the hospital canteen.

3 booked for Rs 14.50-lakh fraud

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BARNALA: The Mehal Kalan police have registered a case of fraud against three Ludhiana residents for duping a local resident of Rs 14.50 lakh on the pretext of sending her to Australia.

Two booked for stealing Rs 27,000

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Civil Lines police have booked two unidentified persons for stealing Rs 27,000 from a liquor shop situated near the 100-ft road.

School of Business begins MBA classes

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The newly opened School of Business at Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda, on Thursday started classes for the first batch of MBA.

Students take oath to Keep surroundings clean

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Volunteers of the NSS unit of SSD Girls’ College of Education, Bathinda, celebrated ‘Swachta Pakhwar’ under the guidance of Principal Dr Anu Malhotra, Programme officer Maninder Kaur and Shikha.

Farmer found dead under mysterious circumstances

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: A farmer on Tuesday died under mysterious circumstances at Heerewala village in Mansa district.

Murder case solved, one arrested

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BARNALA: The Barnala police claimed to have cracked the murder case of Raj Rani (84), who was found murdered on August 6 in her house in Bhadaur and arrested one person.

Two anti-aircraft guns installed at Fauji Chowk

Two anti-aircraft guns installed at Fauji Chowk

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Two anti-aircraft guns have been installed at Shaheed Nand Singh Chowk also known as Fauji Chowk in the city.

City schools celebrate I-Day with zeal

City schools celebrate I-Day with zeal

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Independence Day-eve functions were organised at various places in the city.

Two engineers held for fraud

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police on Tuesday arrested two engineers who had floated a fake firm and were allegedly duping people on the pretext of helping them get government jobs or loans.

Dental colleges offer fee cut to fill seats

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: Staring at the possibility of a large number of their seats remaining vacant again, it is raining ‘sale’ as some dental colleges in the state are giving attractive offers to woo students.

PWD minister inaugurates RoB at Bhai Bhaktaur village

PWD minister inaugurates RoB at Bhai Bhaktaur village

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Tuesday inaugurated a newly constructed railway overbridge at Bhai Bhaktaur village on the Bathinda-Mansa road.

Maur council accounts sealed

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The accounts of the Maur Municipal Council have been sealed over not depositing Employees Provident Fund (EPF) of Rs 74 lakh in time.

AAP Malwa-1 chief backs Khaira

AAP Malwa-1 chief backs Khaira

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Malwa zone-1 president Narinder Sandhu Notti on Tuesday held a press conference and announced his support to Sukhpal Singh Khaira.

MCB officials, car bazaar owners spar over turfENCROACHMENTS

MCB officials, car bazaar owners spar over turf

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: A tussle between MCB officials and car bazaar owners was reported over encroachment of the area outside their shops on the Goniana road near Mittal Mall.

High Court orders SIT to probe woman’s death at police station

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) in the case of a woman’s death under mysterious circumstances at the Ballianwali police station.

Woman held with illicit liquor

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

MALOUT: The Malout (City) police claimed to have arrested a woman carrying 16 bottles of illicit liquor. The accused has been identified as Santosh Rani of Chhapianwali village.

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Ludhiana script win over Bathinda

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosts Ludhiana scripted an easy win by five wickets against Bathinda in the second match in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the FC Mittal Trophy, played at the Jathedar Santokh Singh Margind Sewa Committee, Cricket Stadium, Dulay village, near here, on Monday.

City lad is Mr India Best Personality 2018

City lad is Mr India Best Personality 2018

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Navkiran Singh, a student of BCA (2nd year) of Baba Farid College, has won the title of “Mr India Best Personality 2018” held at Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Tech varsity to hold placement drive on Aug 16

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, is conducting a placement drive on August 16 on the university campus.

GHTP contract workers protest over demands

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant contract workers on Monday staged a protest over their demands outside the thermal plant gate at Lehra Mohhabat.

IGP seeks people’s support for anti-drug drive

IGP seeks people’s support for anti-drug drive

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Bathinda, MF Farooqui on Monday held a meeting with DAPO volunteers to ask about the problems they were facing in making a drug-free society.

Farmer duped of Rs 10.62 lakh

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BARNALA: Three persons, including two from Georgia, allegedly duped a farmer of Rs 10.62 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Georgia.

Hoax bomb parcel creates panic

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: A bizarre incident was reported in the city on Monday when around 1 pm, a youth delivered a courier parcel to the wife of Narinder Kumar at their house in National Colony.

MOB LYNCHING CASES

Following SC order, nodal officer appointed

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Following the orders of the Supreme Court on the issue of mob lynching, Deputy Commissioner Praneet and Bathinda SSP Dr Nanak Singh have started implementing the guidelines.

Randhawa to hoist Tricolour on I-Day

Randhawa to hoist Tricolour on I-Day

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: A full-dress rehearsal was held on Monday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. Deputy Commissioner Praneet hoisted the Tricolour and inspected the parade comprising contingents of the Punjab Police, Home Guards, NCC cadets (boys and girls) and scouts and guides of various schools.

Family protests as girl found missing from hostel

Family protests as girl found missing from hostel

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: The incident of girl students going out of hostel without the consent of the parents at Government Senior Secondary School, Mandi Kalan village, has snowballed as villagers on Monday staged a protest outside the main gate of the school.

Students union leader booked for climbing DC’s car bonnet

Students union leader booked for climbing DC’s car bonnet

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

FARIDKOT: Ten days after a student leader climbed on to the bonnet of the Deputy Commissioner’s car during a protest in front of the latter’s office here, the Faridkot police on Monday registered a criminal case under Section 353 and 186 of the IPC for the offence of using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duties.

Protesters cremate body, finally

14 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Prem Singh of Mehma Bhagwana village, the youth who committed suicide and whose body had not been cremated by protesters, was on Monday cremated in the presence of the police after three days of his death.

Pre-primary schools get Rs 1.98 crore to introduce teaching learning material

Pre-primary schools get Rs 1.98 crore to introduce teaching learning material

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

FARIDKOT: The School Education Department has released Rs1.98 crore to introduce teaching learning material (TLM) in all 12,958 pre-primary schools in the state.

FM announces new projects for city

FM announces new projects for city

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Sunday announced new projects for the city. Manpreet said three new overbridges — two in the trans-railway line area and one in Janta Nagar — would come up in the city. Residents of the trans-railway line area will get relief if these overbridges are constructed. At present, commuters have to wait for hours at the railway crossings.

Man succumbs to injuries, one booked

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BARNALA: The police have booked a resident of Channwal in connection with a road mishap that took place at Channwal village on August 2.

Woman loses purse to snatchers

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons snatched a purse containing Rs61,500 and three mobile phones from a woman on the Mall road here on Sunday.

Four booked on assault charge

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BARNALA: The police on Saturday booked four contractors of a cycle stand for allegedly assaulting a person.

CJM holds meeting with bank officials

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BATHINDA: On the directions of the National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi, and under the aegis of the Punjab State Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar, Mohali, Manila Chugh, Civil Judge (SD)/CJM-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Bathinda, on Sunday held a meeting with bank managers of all the nationalized as well as private banks.

City police to bring 2 criminals on production warrant

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BATHINDA: The city police will bring two criminals — Aman Kumar, alias Amana Jaito, and Yadwinder Singh, alias Yadu — on production warrant.

Slain youth’s kin block road, demand arrest of accused

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BATHINDA: The body of a youth was found hanging from a tree near a Kotbhai water channel.

Mobile phone, SIM card recovered from jail inmate

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BATHINDA:The authorities on Saturday night carried out a checking and recovered a cell phone, a SIM card and a battery from an inmate of the Bathinda Central Jail.

Dept working on plan to eradicate stray cattle menace: Balbir Sidhu

Dept working on plan to eradicate stray cattle menace: Balbir Sidhu

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BATHINDA:Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development and Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurated the newly constructed building of a temple at the Valmiki dharamshala at Virk Khurd village here on Sunday.

ASHA workers, mid-meal cooks seek hike in salary

ASHA workers, mid-meal cooks seek hike in salary

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding a hike in their salaries, ASHA workers and facilitators, along with mid-day meal cook and workers and PWD employees, under the banner of the Democratic Employees Federation, Punjab, staged a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office.

Mayor writes to CM over closure of science stream in govt school

Mayor writes to CM over closure of science stream in govt school

13 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM

BATHINDA:Mayor Balwant Rai Nath has written a letter to the Chief Minister over the decision to close the science stream in the government school at Sanjay Nagar.

Former int’l kabaddi player electrocuted

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

FARIDKOT: Jagdeep Singh, a former international kabaddi player, electrocuted at his native Dheemawali village in Faridkot on Saturday.

Truck ‘illegally’ carrying cows seized

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: The local police have confiscated a truck “illegally” carrying 13 cows to a slaughter house on the Bathinda-Malout road near an Ambuja cement factory.

Mansa DC inspects power plant

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: Mansa Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait on Saturday visited Talwandi Sabo Power Limited and took stock of the power generation facility at Banawala village of the district.

Applications for Baba Farid Society awards sought

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

FARIDKOT: The Baba Farid Society has invited applications for the Baba Farid Award for Honesty and Bhagat Puran Singh Award for Service to Humanity.

Power Minister holds sangat darshan

Power Minister holds sangat darshan

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: Power Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar held a sangat darshan and listened to the grievances of people at the Forest Guest House at Dyalpura Bir village here on Saturday.

Cross-FIRs filed in scuffle over dumping carcasses

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: Cross-FIRs have been registered in connection with a scuffle over dumping of carcasses at Behman Diwana village in the city.

Manpreet inaugurates plantation drive

Manpreet inaugurates plantation drive

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister and MLA from Bathinda Manpreet Singh Badal on Saturday inaugurated a plantation drive at Government Elementary School at Dhobiana Basti here.

Ahead of I-Day, security beefed up at rly station

Ahead of I-Day, security beefed up at rly station

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: In view of the upcoming Independence Day celebrations, the Punjab Police, the Government Railway Police (GRP), along with Railway Police Force (RPF), on Saturday carried out a joint search operation at the railway station here.

Parents demand gardener’s arrest for ‘sodomising’ son

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: A case of “sodomy” has come to light with the parents of a student, studying in a private school located at Rampura, demanding the arrest of the accused, a gardener working in the school.

Parents apprised of importance of measles-rubella vaccination

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: Under the banner of Tandarust Punjab Mission, a special awareness session was on Saturday organised for giving information regarding measles-rubella (MR) during the parent-teacher meet at St Xavier’s School and Saint Paul High School.

Official car stolen from outside Takht Sri Damdama Sahib

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: A government car was stolen from outside the Takht Sri Damdama Sahib on Saturday. PWD Department’s XEN Tek Singh and SDO Sukhpreet Singh had gone to pay obeisance at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib in the car.

2 arrested with fake currency in Barnala

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BARNALA: The Crime Investigations Agency (CIA) has arrested two persons after fake currency amounting to Rs11,300 was allegedly recovered from their possession.

35 boxes of liquor seized

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BARNALA: The local police confiscated 35 boxes of liquor brought from Haryana from a Scorpio car near Badbar village on Friday night.

Close shave for 2 as moving car catches fire

Close shave for 2 as moving car catches fire

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: A Wagon-R car caught fire on the Bathinda-Mansa overbridge here on Saturday. Two persons had a narrow escape as they immediately came out of the car. Firefighters doused the fire.

5-year-old kid crushed to death under school van

12 Aug 2018 | 12:01 AM

BATHINDA: A five-year-old KG student was crushed to death under his school van at Chak Heera Singhwala village in the Rama Mandi area on Friday.

Refinery extends aid for anti-drugs drive

Refinery extends aid for anti-drugs drive

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Giving a shot in the arm to the Punjab Police campaign against drug addiction, Guru Gobind Singh Refinery on Friday contributed Rs 3.60 lakh for putting up flexes, banners and hoardings to create awareness on social issues across the Bathinda range.

Car snatched at gunpoint

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BARNALA: While posing as customers, three unidentified persons snatched a car at gunpoint from a car dealer of Barnala after thrashing him.

One booked for rape

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

Bathinda: A Muktsar district resident has been booked for raping a 19-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying her.

Media strongest pillar of democracy, says Bathinda DC

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Journalism is the fourth and strongest pillar of Indian democracy without the contribution of which the very existence of society could not be imagined.

Bhatti to hoist flag in Muktsar

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

MUKTSAR: Deputy Speaker-cum-MLA from Malout, Ajaib Singh Bhatti, would unfurl the national flag at the Independence Day function in Muktsar on August 15.

GKU hosts two-day conference on research in languages

GKU hosts two-day conference on research in languages

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The University College of Basic Sciences and Humanities (UCBS&H), Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo, organised a two-day national conference on “Research in languages, literature and social sciences: Modern perspectives and prospects” with the aim of providing a platform to research scholars to exchange their valuable ideas and showcase the ongoing research which may lead to path-breaking foundation in their respective fields.

Health Department organises Deworming Day in city

Health Department organises Deworming Day in city

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The District Health Department under Civil Surgeon Dr Hari Nariyan Singh on Friday celebrated National De-worming Day at Government Senior Secondary School at Sanjay Nagar and Prayaas International School at Red Cross in Bathinda.

100 buddy groups to take part in I-Day function

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Following the state government’s directions to the districts to launch anti-drug abuse campaign buddy programme on August 15, Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Praneet has written a letter to the Education Department to constitute buddy groups in schools ahead of the Independence Day function.

Three MNREGA workers hurt in Mansa

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

MANSA: Three MNREGA women labourers were injured while doing the work of levelling the sand-dunes at Dhingar village in Mansa district on Friday evening.

ADC, SDM inspect I-Day function preparations

ADC, SDM inspect I-Day function preparations

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development} Sakhi Sahwney and SDM Balwinder Singh on Friday inspected the preparations going on for the Independence Day function.

Chemists directed to keep record of all medicines

Chemists directed to keep record of all medicines

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda Retail Chemists’ Association on Friday held a meeting regarding their problems.

Addressing sewage issue a priority, says Vinu Badal

Addressing sewage issue a priority, says Vinu Badal

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s wife Vinu Badal on Friday performed groundbreaking ceremony for laying sewerage system in Silver City colony on the Mansa road.

Villages march ahead in campaign against drugs

Villages march ahead in campaign against drugs

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The district police’s efforts to bring drug addicts on the right track are yielding results as households at Bandi and Lelewala villages in Talwandi Sabo have started declaring themselves free from drugs and have even put up boards outside their houses notifying the same.

Biopic on reformed gangster-addict inspires youths

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

MALOUT: Punjabi movie ‘Dakuaan Da Munda’, based on the life of reformed gangster-drug addict Baljinder Singh alias Mintu Gurusaria, native of neighbouring Gurusar Jodha village, got good response on the first day of its release on Friday.

10 MC officials transferred

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Local Bodies Department transferred 136 officials in municipal corporations, councils and improvement trusts across the state on Friday.

LED lights project fails to take off

11 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The civic body’s ambitious project of installing 25,000 LED streetlights has failed to get any bidder, due to which the project has failed to take off till date.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Cyber sleuths nab 5 more fraudstersCARD CLONING

Cyber sleuths nab 5 more fraudsters

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Punjab state cyber crime cell claim to have busted a gang behind the recent card cloning cases here by arresting five more accused.

High Court orders fresh stray dog census

High Court orders fresh stray dog census

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered a fresh census to determine the population of stray dogs in each sector.

Medical board to decide on abortion plea

Medical board to decide on abortion plea

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has directed the GMCH, Sector 32, to form a medical board in the abortion plea filed by the mother of a 15-year-old rape victim.

Rs 2.5 lakh, gold stolen at wedding

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A purse containing Rs 2.5 lakh, gold jewellery and other valuables was stolen from a wedding function at Hotel Park Inn in Sector 35 on August 15.

2 thrash man, held

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: Two persons, including a juvenile, have been arrested for thrashing a Sector 49 resident.

Tricity wears colours of freedom on its sleeve

Tricity wears colours of freedom on its sleeve

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore announced a new housing scheme for residents of the city in his address during the Independence Day function at the Parade Ground in Sector 17 here on Wednesday.

Biometric attendance system in Punjab hospitals soon: Minister

Biometric attendance system in Punjab hospitals soon: Minister

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: To ensure punctuality of medical staff, hospitals run by the state government would soon have biometric attendance system, announced Health, Family Welfare and Medical Education Minister Brahm Mohindra during his public address at the district-level Independence Day function at Government College in Phase 6 here on Wednesday.

Grover unfurls Tricolour in P’kula

Grover unfurls Tricolour in P’kula

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: State Cooperation Minister Manish Grover unfurled the National Flag at the Independence Day function here on Wednesday.

MLA Balbir Sidhu fetes 50 in Ropar

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

ROPAR: Punjab Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries and Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu unfurled the Tricolour during a function organised at Nehru Stadium here to mark Independence Day on Wednesday.

I-Day celebrations at CAT office

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Member-cum-Head of Department of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh bench, Sanjeev Kaushik unfurled the National Flag to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day at Sector 17 here on Wednesday.

Congress celebrates I-Day

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city Congress celebrated the 72nd Independence Day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan at Sector 35, labour chowks in Sector 40 and 44 and Mauli Jagran.

City celebrates I-Day with fervour

City celebrates I-Day with fervour

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at the Yadavindra Public School (YPS) stadium in the city with enthusiasm on Wednesday.

Process to fill PGI posts under way, says Director

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The process for approval to fill 261 assistant professors, senior residents, 287 junior residents, 82 doctorate of medicine, and 131 technical staff posts is under way.

NCC Navy wing bags best marching award

NCC Navy wing bags best marching award

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The No. 1 Chandigarh Naval NCC Unit bagged a prize for the best NCC marching contingent in this year’s Independence Day parade.

700 saplings planted on I-Day

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

ROPAR: IIT Ropar celebrated the 72nd Independence Day by planting 700 saplings at the upcoming permanent campus.

VC unfurls Tricolour

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, unfurled the national flag at the parade ground on the varsity campus on the occasion of the Independence Day.

Be good human beings, Atray tells students

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vivek Atray, former IAS officer and a motivational speaker, stressed on the need of importance of creativity, effective communication, calmness, integrity, gratitude, empathy and emotional intelligence in a student’s life.

PPSO offers support to SOI

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Students Organisation of India (SOI), a students’ wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), got a shot in the arm as the Pal Pehalwan Students Organisation (PPSO) offered unconditional support to the party.

Poll preparations pick pace at PU

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Every year campaigning picks up at the PU with declaration of party panels at the Students Centre where a number of leaders are handed over similar designations like president, party president, campus president and chairman.

BRIFFLY

TEDx event at GGDSD College

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

GGDSG College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, will organise TEDx event on August 18.

City to have 3 more multi-level parkings

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Davesh Moudgil has announced that the Municipal Corporation would construct three more multi-level parking in Sector 34, 22 and 17.

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with honours

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with honours

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon was cremated with full state honours at the Sector 25 crematorium in Chandigarh on Thursday afternoon.

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with honours

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with honours

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon was cremated with full state honours at the Sector 25 crematorium in Chandigarh on Thursday afternoon.

Badnore mourns passing away of former PM Vajpayee

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, VP Singh Badnore, expressed his heartfelt condolences over the demise of former Prime Minister and veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

62 old trees pose threat to residents, finds survey

62 old trees pose threat to residents, finds survey

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) has identified 62 tress, which are dangerous and may pose threat to residents.

Darpan City residents want garbage dump shifted

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

KHARAR: Residents of Kharar were soaked in the Independence Day celebrations, but people residing near Darpan City gathered and expressed their resentment against the administration’s lackadaisical attitude when it comes to maintaining cleanliness in the town.

Traffic lights at Zirakpur fail to serve the purpose

Traffic lights at Zirakpur fail to serve the purpose

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The idea of installing traffic lights on the National Highway, near McDonald’s, Zirakpur, and Singhpura-Nagla intersection defeats the purpose of their installation.

15-YEAR-OLD GIRL’S DEATH IN ZIRAKPUR

2 booked for murder, at large

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Five days after the city police recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl near Singla Resort, Zirakpur, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances, the police have booked two unidentified persons under Sections 302, 201 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code here on Thursday.

Head cashier, SDO booked for Rs 55L fraud with PSPCL

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

NABHA:The Kotwali police have booked three persons, including Karnail Singh and Ashok Kumar, head cashier and SDO, respectively, for defrauding the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) of Rs 55 lakh.

Spurious milk seized from factory, owner held

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:The district police on Thursday claimed to have unearthed a “spurious milk” manufacturing factory at a border village, Mehon, near Devigarh.

Man arrested for updating posts of slain gangster

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) made an arrest of a person who had been updating posts of Punjab’s slain gangster Sukha Kahlwan on a social network site, while staying abroad.

Play portrays pangs of Partition

Play portrays pangs of Partition

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The five-day long Punjabi theatre festival ‘Yatra-1947 Rangmanch Utsav’ organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi under the aegis of the Punjab Arts Council opened at Randhawa auditorium here on Thursday.

CRIME BRIEFS

2 held riding bike with fake number

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: Two persons have been arrested by the police while riding a motorcycle with fake registration number.

Now, keep your phones on ‘silent mode’ in District Courts

Now, keep your phones on ‘silent mode’ in District Courts

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Till now, various posters were pasted outside the district courts complex and the court rooms barred mobile phones inside court rooms.

Board with ex-mayor’s name smeared in P’kula

Board with ex-mayor’s name smeared in P’kula

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: Amid the demand of removal of boards of former councillors and mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia, an unkonwn person has poured black ink over Walia’s boards in Sector 21, Panchkula.

Who is responsible?

Who is responsible?

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

A photograph of an electricity pole was taken at 6 pm in Sector 30-B, Chandigarh.

SNIPPETS

Holiday in UT today

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

The Chandigarh Administration has declared a holiday in all government offices, boards, corporations and educational institutions, and also within the meaning of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, in the UT on August 17 as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

151 units of blood donated

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: As many as 151 units were donated during a blood donation camp organised by Canara Bank Officers’ Association in collaboration with PGI in Sector 34 on Thursday.

Manan guides Chandigarh into finalFC MITTAL TROPHY

Manan guides Chandigarh into final

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Manan Vohra cracked a strokeful century to help Chandigarh beat hosts Ludhiana by five wickets in their last league match of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship for FC Mittal Trophy and set up the title clash with Amritsar.

Prinkle crashes, Rishabh eases into quartersMCC JUNIOR NATIONAL CLAY COURT C’SHIP

Prinkle crashes, Rishabh eases into quarters

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Prinkle Singh bowed to Maharashtra’s Sharanya Garware in straight sets to make an early exit, even as third seed Rishab Sharda of Chandigarh got the better of Tamil Nadu’s VM Sandeep to enter the boys’ quarterfinals in the ongoing MCC Junior (U-18) National Clay Court Championship in Chennai on Thursday.

Nishank downs Dhruv, Dhairya beats Lakshya

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Nishank Thakur registered a 4-0 5-4(4) win over Dhruv Aggarwal to enter the boys’ U-16 semifinals in the ongoing Roots-AITA Talent Series National Ranking Championship in Zirakpur on Thursday.

City set to host VX-2 World C’ship

City set to host VX-2 World C’ship

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh will host its maiden VX-2 (Rock-It-Ball) World Championship at the Sector 43 Sports Complex from Friday.

I am yesterday’s man looking for next champion: Bindra

I am yesterday’s man looking for next champion: Bindra

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

VIJAYANAGAR:Labelling himself as ‘yesterday’s man’, Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra on Wednesday said the country should focus on finding the next champion instead of talking about his feat.

BRIEFLY

20 Punjab cops in Asiad

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: At least 20 personnel, including officers, of the Punjab Police will represent India in the upcoming Asian Games at Jakarta.

Chandigarh Administration announces holiday on Friday as mark of respect to Vajpayee

Chandigarh Administration announces holiday on Friday as mark of respect to Vajpayee

16 Aug 2018 | 10:26 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Administration on Thursday declared all offices, boards, corporations and educational institutions of the Union Territory would be closed on August 17 as a mark of respect to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former prime minister, who died today.

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with full state honours

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with full state honours

16 Aug 2018 | 3:36 PM

CHANDIGARH: The mortal remains of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon were consigned to the flames with full state honours in Chandigarh on Thursday.

UT Administrator Badnore announces new housing scheme for Chandigarh

UT Administrator Badnore announces new housing scheme for Chandigarh

15 Aug 2018 | 1:14 PM

CHANDIGARH: A new housing scheme for the residents of the city has been announced by Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore at a function organised to celebrate Independence Day here.

Wild growth yet to be removed

Wild growth yet to be removed

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

There is a huge wild growth in the undeveloped/uninhabited area next to the Garden of Springs in Sector 53.

NSS volunteers take out rally against drugs

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Patiala: NSS volunteers of the Government Bikram College of Commerce carried out a rally flagged-off by principal of the college, Dr Harminder Kaur, on Tuesday.

Students celebrate I-Day at YPS

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Patiala: The Yadavindra Public School (YPS) celebrated 72nd Independence day on Tuesday.

Mohali admn to award 29 persons

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Mohali: A total of 29 persons, including 22 government officials and five sportspersons, will get commendation certificates.

Strawberry boys beat Stepping Stones 3-1

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Divij Singh scored a brace as Strawberry Fields School, Sector 26, registered a 3-1 win over Stepping Stones School in the boys’ U-17 Pre-Subroto Cup here today.

Tvesa starts favouriteWOMEN’S PRO GOLF TOUR

Tvesa starts favourite

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Tvesa Malik will look to consolidate her position atop the Order of Merit when she tees-off in the 11th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Jagtar enters pre-quarters, Naresh exits

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana’s Jagtar Arora eased into the boys’ U-18 pre-quarterfinals in the MCC Junior National Clay Court Championship, even as Naresh Badgujar succumbed to Maharashtra’s Atharva Sharma in the second round in Chennai on Tuesday.

Top seeds have it easy

Top seeds have it easy

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Nishank Thakur downed Raidular Singh 4-2 4-0 to ease into the boys’ U-16 second round in the ongoing Roots-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) National Ranking Championship at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur on Tuesday.

BRIFFLY

Man found dead

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

KHARAR: A man was found dead in a paddy field near a railway track on Randhawa Road, Kharar, on Tuesday.

Minister opens school building

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: “There is need of hour that the new generation should be given the education based on morality and ethics,” said Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, here on Tuesday.

FIRING AT SINGER

Mohali cops bring Gugni on production warrant

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have brought notorious criminal Dharminder Singh Gugni on production warrant in case of firing at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma, here.

VC completes one year, action in probe cases still pending

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor (VC) BS Ghuman has completed his one year as VC in the university.

Health Dept collects samples from Focal Point, Devigarh

Health Dept collects samples from Focal Point, Devigarh

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

PATIALA:A team of officials from the Department of Dairy Development and District Health Officer collected samples of food, including milk and milk products in the district.

City under tight security for I-Day celebrations

City under tight security for I-Day celebrations

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Police have increased the security at all vital points in and around the city, in addition to stringent checks during night hours, ahead of the Independence Day function, to be held at the YPS Stadium.

Blood bank centre collected 3,581 units in 2017-18

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Rotary and Blood Bank Resource Centre (RBBSRC), Chandigarh, had held 56 blood donation camps in 2017-18 in Punjab, collecting 3,581 units of blood.

Two women held for duping man of Rs 30,000

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

NABHA:The Bhadson police have arrested two women for duping a man, Jagdeep Singh (35), a Khanna resident of Rs 30,000 after befriending him on August 11.

City NCC cadets bag 14 prizes at national camp

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cadets from the Chandigarh NCC air squadron have bagged 14 medals in various competitions at a national integration camp (NIC) organised by the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana NCC Directorate at the State Police Academy in Telangana this month.

Wisdom with laughter

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Well-known poets regaled the audience at a Hasya Kavi Sammelan, organised by the State Bank of India Officers'' Association (SBIOA), on the eve of the Independence Day at the SBI auditorium here today.

Non-functional street lights trouble Zirakpur residents

Non-functional street lights trouble Zirakpur residents

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Safety on the Chandigarh-Ambala stretch near the Zirakpur flyover has become a major concern as most of the street lights are either shut or remain defunct causing problems for motorists and residents for the past few days, leaving the entire stretch in the dark.

Man booked for outraging 28-yr-old tenant’s modesty

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have booked a person on the charge of outraging the modesty of a woman, who was staying as a tenant in his house at Adarsh Colony in Balongi here.

PGI employee held with pistol, live cartridges

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Police have arrested a Class IV employee of the PGI while possessing a country made pistol and five live cartridges.

Woman booked for obstructing official

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police booked Kricpy Khera and others for obstructing an income tax officer from discharging her duty during the hearing of a case against Kricpy’s husband Devinder Singh Gill.

Girl alleges rape, youth arrested

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi police on Tuesday arrested a youth for allegedly raping a 18-year-old girl.

Father held for molestation

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MORINDA: A drive to make children aware of bad touch by the district police have landed a father in the police net.

Mobile phone snatched

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Chandigarh:Three unidentified miscreants snatched a mobile phone from a resident of Mani Majra here on Monday.

Theft at cloth shop in Mani Majra

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Thieves decamped with material and cash from a cloth shop in Mani Majra here on Monday.

Wife, paramour charged with 38-yr-old’s murder

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has framed murder charges against a woman, along with her paramour and his friend, for the death of her husband.

CAT stays display of promotees’ list on plea of UT sub-inspectors

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh bench, on Tuesday ordered a stay on displaying a list of candidates for promotion of sub-inspectors to the rank of inspector in the Chandigarh Police till September 14.

GMCH tender for DEXA machine raises eyebrows

GMCH tender for DEXA machine raises eyebrows

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, floated a tender to buy a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan machine, the specifications of which were suitable only to the firm that had earlier supplied a similar machine to the hospital, which had turned defunct in about three years of its installation.

Snag halts property registration in UT

Snag halts property registration in UT

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A snag developed in the online appointment system has badly affected the work at the office of the Sub-Registrar in Sector 17 here.

NSUI for evaluation of teachers

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) election.

Teachers don black clothes against increased school timings

Teachers don black clothes against increased school timings

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Teachers at government schools in Chandigarh on Tuesday wore black clothes to protest against the increase in school timings by 40 minutes.

PU to analyse remains of soldiers killed in 1857 revolt

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) has entered a research agreement with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Genrmany, to analyse the archaeological remains of soldiers, who mutinied against the British Government.

Outstanding Devotion medal for SHO

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Mohali: Inspector Harsimran Singh Ball, who has been posted as the Station House Officer at Chandigarh International Airport, Mohali, has been conferred with Chief Minister Medal for Outstanding Devotion to Duty.

Panchkula to honour 58

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panchkula administration will honour 58 persons on the occasion of Independence Day on Wednesday.

Mohali SSP gets Police Medal for Gallantry

Mohali SSP gets Police Medal for Gallantry

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal has been conferred the Police Medal for Gallantry this year.

PGI employee shoots himself

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 26-year-old PGI employee reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a country-made pistol at his house in Dadu Majra Colony on the intervening night of August 13 and 14.

SC sets aside HC ruling in eviction case

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Supreme Court has set aside a judgment in an eviction case after holding that the Punjab and Haryana High Court merely cited the mantra that the landlord was the best person to decide about his need.

Rape survivor’s mother moves abortion plea

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The mother of a 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a juvenile and found six months pregnant, has moved an abortion plea in the court.

NDRF finds body of boy washed away in Saketri

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Tuesday found the body of a 15-year-old boy who was washed away on Monday in a rivulet at Saketri.

Cyber sleuths detain accused in Lucknow

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab state cyber crime cell has reportedly rounded up an accused in the card cloning fraud.

CARD CLONING

Sec 52 man loses Rs11K

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A sum of Rs 11,000 was fraudulently withdrawn from the account of a Sector 52 resident.

City mourns death of Balramji Dass Tandon

City mourns death of Balramji Dass Tandon

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore and several leaders of political parties have expressed grief over the demise of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon.

Shift garbage dumpHAVE YOUR SAY

Shift garbage dump

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

The garbage dump in Sector 8-B is a blot on the beauty of Sector 8. The dump is on the main road connecting the market. Stray dogs have a field day and polythene bags are littered all over.

Saksena elected CCA prezBRIEFLY

Saksena elected CCA prez

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

Chandigarh: AP Saksena has been elected as the president of the Chandigarh Chess Association (CCA) for the next three years.

Sukhmani shoots triple gold

Sukhmani shoots triple gold

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sukhmani Singh won five medals, including three gold, at the 43rd Chandigarh State Shooting Championship, which concluded at the Patiala Ki Rao shooting range, Sector 25, here, on Sunday.

‘Ride for Freedom’ on August 19

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:A ‘Ride for Freedom’ will be held here on August 19 to promote “healthy life”.

Rishabh eases into 2nd roundMCC NATIONAL JUNIOR CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIP

Rishabh eases into 2nd round

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh’s Rishabh Sharda downed Deepender Grewal of Haryana 6-4 6-1 to enter the second round of the boys singles in the 26th MCC National Junior Clay Court tennis championship in Chennai on Monday.

9 Punjab rowers in Asiad squad

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nine rowers from Punjab, seven men and two women, will be representing India in the upcoming Jakarta Asian Games.

Indian girls beat Bhutan 1-0, enter semifinalsSAFF CHAMPIONSHIP

Indian girls beat Bhutan 1-0, enter semifinals

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

THIMPHU:The Indian U-15 women’s team progressed to the semifinals of the SAFF Championship after defeating hosts Bhutan 1-0 at the Changlimithang Stadium here on Monday.

FC MITTAL TROPHY

All-round Amritsar beat Mohali

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:An all-round display helped hosts Amritsar beat Mohali by three wickets in a reduced Punjab Inter-District Championship match at Gandhi Grounds on Monday.

Students clean Ultpur village

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

Patiala: The NCC and NSS students of The British Co-Ed High School, Patiala, held a cleanliness drive under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Drunkard booked for harassing two

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:In a shocking incident, a man has been booked for sexually harassing two women in Patiala, on Sunday.

Man booked for selling car on fake papers

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA: The Patiala police have booked a man in Tripuri for cheating after a resident of Ferozepur alleged that the accused took away Rs 2.70 lakh from him on pretext of selling him a car but did not provide the orignal documents for the same.

11-year-old boy goes missing from hospital

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA: The Patiala police have lodged a complaint of a missing 11-year-old boy. The boy, Harmanjeet Singh, is missing since August 2.

Dist admn plans to send stray cattle to cow shelter at Gajipur village

Dist admn plans to send stray cattle to cow shelter at Gajipur village

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:Various measures have been taken by district administration and city Municipal Corporation (MC), but no substantial results are visible as far as menace of stray cattle is concerned in the city.

Woman invites man for date, takes away Rs 30K

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

NABHA:A woman allegedly lured a resident of Khanna for having sex and took away Rs 30,000 from him after wrongfully confining and thrashing the victim at her house.

Doctor booked for medical negligence

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:A doctor has been booked for medical negligence at Patran, in Patiala district.

Police conduct security checks at PG facilities

Police conduct security checks at PG facilities

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala police in wake of the 72nd Independence Day celebration conducted a thorough security checks in the city.

Stage set for gala I-Day celebrations

Stage set for gala I-Day celebrations

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PATIALA: Full dress-rehearsals for the 72nd Independence Day celebrations were held at YPS Stadium in the city on Monday.

BRIEFLY

Man held with heroin

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

Chandigarh: The Crime Branch of the UT Police has arrested a Burail resident while possessing 50 grams of heroin.

Man arrested for murder bid

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Police have arrested a man for attacking a Palsora resident.

Three flights cancelled

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: Three flights were cancelled due to poor visibility, while three others were diverted back to Delhi from the Chandigarh International Airport here on Monday.

Foundation stone for public toilets laid

Foundation stone for public toilets laid

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, laid the foundation stone of five public toilets’ block in Burail village on Monday.

60 firms under scanner for fake entry scam

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than 60 firms of the city are under scanner of the Department of the Excise and Taxation in the fake entry scam case, which unearthed recently.

Kangra boy gives new lease of life to 4

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: On World Organ Donation Day on Monday, a Kangra-based family donated organs of their son to give fresh lease of life to four people.

Jan Marg opens for commuters

Jan Marg opens for commuters

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a relief to the commuters, the Department of Engineering opened the stretch of the Jan Marg from Matka Chowk to the Sector 16/17 light point for traffic on Monday.

Bank told to pay ~8.30 lakh to eating joint

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: For activating the fund transfer option and thus allowing three unauthorised transactions, the Vijaya Bank has been told to pay Rs 8.30 lakh. The consumer forum here passed the order on a complaint filed by Sector 9-based ‘Foodbury’.

UP man gets 10-year jail in drugs case

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court awarded 10-year jail to an Uttar Pradesh native for possessing 2-kg charas.

DIST COURT INCIDENT

Notorious criminal, constable found guilty in escape case

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has found notorious criminal Rajan Bhatti, alias Rajbir, guilty of escaping from the district courts while being produced for a hearing.

HC issues contempt notice to CHB Chairman, Secy

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has slapped a show-cause notice for contempt of court on Chandigarh Housing Board Chairman AK Sinha and Secretary Virat on a petition alleging that the move to carry out a demolition drive was in violation of the orders.

Two arrested with 52-kg poppy husk

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: The Special Task Force, Mohali, has arrested two persons after 52 kg of poppy husk was recovered from their possession.

Kharar cops working from unsafe building

Kharar cops working from unsafe building

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

KHARAR: Police personnel posted at the Kharar City police station are working from an unsafe building that can collapse any time.

Sarsa river in spate, standing crops inundated in Ropar

Sarsa river in spate, standing crops inundated in Ropar

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

ROPAR: Hundreds of acres of standing crops were inundated in several villages due to the rising water of the Sarsa river in Ropar on Monday.

Mohali-Landran stretch a nightmare for commuters

Mohali-Landran stretch a nightmare for commuters

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI:Commuting on around 4-km stretch of the Mohali-Landran road is nothing less than a challenge for commuters.

Charges framed against former GMADA engineer

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: Charges have been framed against GMADA’s former chief engineer Surinderpal Singh, alias Pehalwan, in a cas eof corruption at a local court on Monday.

Speaker Rana KP to launch drug abuse campaign on I-Day eve

Speaker Rana KP to launch drug abuse campaign on I-Day eve

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The Deputy Commissioner, Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon, convened a meeting of school and college principals here on Monday.

Security beefed up in Mohali ahead of I-Day

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: In wake of the upcoming Independence Day, security has been increased in Mohali.

DC inaugurates beautified spaces under flyover

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

DERA BASSI: The Deputy Commissioner of Mohali, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, inaugurated beautified spaces of two blocks under a flyover here on Monday.

Three more test positive for dengue in Zirakpur

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Three more dengue cases were reported from the city on Monday, taking the tally to seven.

Five years on, community centre awaits completion

Five years on, community centre awaits completion

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The construction of the community centre adjoining Wellington Estate, Dhakoli, has been lying incomplete for the past five years.

Phase 11 discotheque may now lose licence

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: After registering a case against the owner and a staff member of a discotheque, Walking Street Club, at Phase 11 here for the second time on Sunday, the Mohali police are all set to recommend the cancellation of its licence now.

Youth gets life term for murder

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court sentenced a 22-year-old youth to life imprisonment for murdering another youth two years ago.

MORNI RAPE CASE

Technology gave away victim’s husband, claim Haryana cops

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just about a fortnight after the Punjab and Haryana High Court took suo motu cognisance of the alleged gang rape of a 21-year-old woman by more than 40 men in Morni, the Haryana Police on Monday claimed that technology revealed the alleged involvement of the victim’s husband.

9 trees uprooted in Chandigarh

9 trees uprooted in Chandigarh

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

Chandigarh: Around 9 trees were uprooted following heavy rain in the city on Monday.

No trace of 42-year-old biker washed away in choe

No trace of 42-year-old biker washed away in choe

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

DERA BASSI: The body of Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Issapur village, who was washed away in the flooded choe near here on Sunday, is yet to be traced after over 24 hours.

Met forecasts light rain over next 3 days

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Meteorological Department has predicted light rain for the next three days in Chandigarh.

Morni remains cut off from P’kula for four hours due to landslides

Morni remains cut off from P’kula for four hours due to landslides

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PANCHKULA: Due to torrential rains from Sunday night onwards, Morni remained cut off from the entire Panchkula due to landslides for about four hours on Monday.

Boy drowns in Saketri rivulet

Boy drowns in Saketri rivulet

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PANCHKULA: A 15-year-old boy was washed away in a rivulet in Saketri on Monday.

ABVP holds sit-in at DUI office

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

Leaders of the ABVP held a sit-in at the office of the Dean of University Instructions (DUI) over promoting students from BSc to masters on Monday.

Bhavan VidyalayaSCHOOL NOTES

Bhavan Vidyalaya

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

Chandigarh: Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, has earned a unique distinction of being declared the best school among all Bhavan Schools in the country and abroad by the Central Award Committee of Bhavan''s Shikshan Bharati for the year 2017.

Students attend summer school at UK varsity

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Around 17 students represented Panjab University (PU) at the summer school programme hosted by the Nottingham Trent University, UK.

DEXA machine at GMCH lying defunct for 5 years

DEXA machine at GMCH lying defunct for 5 years

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan machine worth Rs 22 lakh, used for measuring bone mineral density, has been lying out of order for the last five years at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

ISA declares panel, says open to contest alone

ISA declares panel, says open to contest alone

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Indian Students Association (ISA) declared its panel on Monday at Panjab University (PU) and announced that they were open to contest elections alone as well.

LSU makes students observe strike for 2 hrs

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The newly formed Law Students Union (LSU) on Monday made the students of the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) skip their classes for two hours as the demands put by the union were not fulfilled.

More than 500 cloned smart cards recovered

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Over 500 smart cards in which data of cloned ATMs was transferred, six memory cards with ATM PIN numbers, six skimmers and two laptops apart from other accessories have been recovered by the Crime Branch sleuths from the fraudsters, who installed skimmers at ATMs in the city.

Another Romanian national arrested for card cloning

Another Romanian national arrested for card cloning

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Another Romanian national has been arrested by the crime branch of the UT police for installing skimming devices and cameras in ATM machines.

8-year-old boy electrocuted

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: An eight-year-old boy, Chirag, was electrocuted at his house in Sector 45 on Sunday night.

Tutor held on sodomy charge

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: The police booked a tutor on a charge of unnatural sex with his 11-year-old pupil at Phase 9 here on Monday.

4-yr-old was playing in Panchkula

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

PANCHKULA: A four-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Sector 11, Panchkula, on Monday evening.

Two children killed in hit-and-run cases

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI: A three-year-old child was run over by a car in a hit-and-run case at Sector 70 near Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan here.

Your City Beautiful is most liveable tooEASE OF LIVING INDEX — 2018

Your City Beautiful is most liveable too

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city has bagged the first position in the Ease of Living Index — 2018 under the population-based cities category and has been ranked fifth overall among 111 Indian cities.

Traffic restrictions for I-Day

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: In view of the Independence Day function at the Parade Ground in Sector 17, the police have decided to impose traffic restrictions and diversions on August 15.

Dhakoli woman rescued as car falls into pond

Dhakoli woman rescued as car falls into pond

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

DHAKOLI: A 32-year-old working woman was rescued after an Alto car she was driving fell into a pond near Peer Muchalla here on Monday morning.

Man dies, brother hurt as tree falls in Sec 10

Man dies, brother hurt as tree falls in Sec 10

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 35-year-old man was killed and his younger brother injured after a tree fell on them while they were riding a motorcycle in Sector 10 on Monday morning.

Midnight swoop on discotheque in Punjab

Midnight swoop on discotheque in Punjab

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:The police have booked the owner of Walking Street Club, a discotheque, and one of its staff members for illegal detention of party revellers, disobedience of an order duly promulgated by a public servant and illegal sale of liquor meant for sale in Chandigarh.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Provide basic amenities

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

Sectors 50 and 63 of Chandigarh lack basic facilities. These areas do not have proper markets, dispensary, e–Sampark Centre, banking and post office facilities.

Want safer roads? More roundabouts a way outOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Want safer roads? More roundabouts a way out

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

Flyovers are the only solution to traffic congestion in the city. As these can’t be constructed due to space constraints in the city, such projects should be mooted for peripheral areas, which are still under development.

PWD upgrading research laboratory, says minister

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The Public Works Department (PWD) is upgrading its quality control mechanism with an approximate investment of Rs 7 crore at the research laboratory in the city.

Engineers to discuss power sector reforms

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The All-India Power Engineers’ Federation (AIPEF) is holding a federal council meeting on August 18 to chart out the future course of resistance against the amendment Bill and discuss the power sector reforms.

11 police post in-charges shifted

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:Cracking the whip on in-charges of 11 police posts, the Patiala SSP has ordered that “henceforth, no local rank ASI, who originally is ranked as head constable, will be posted at any police post.

Medical college reels under staff crunch

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The Government Medical College, Patiala, is reeling under staff crunch, thanks to the apathy of the government towards recruiting medical teachers.

Manipur claim overall trophy, J&K finish second

Manipur claim overall trophy, J&K finish second

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Manipur claimed the overall trophy by winning 69 gold, 22 silver and seven bronze medals in the seventh Thang-Ta Federation Cup.

Saket, Rahul pedal to gold

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Saket bagged the gold in the men''s elite 31.1kms race of the Shivalik-II Monsoon Edition Cycle Race. Saket clocked 58 minutes and one second to bag the top spot. He was closely followed by Aakershait Pathak, who claimed the second position in 58 minutes and two seconds. Ashish Kadian claimed the third spot in 58 minutes and four seconds.

Gunpreet confirms GMSSS-22 win

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gunpreet's brace helped hosts Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, register a convincing 4-0 win over Kundan International School, Sector 46, in the Pre-Subroto U-17 Cup.

Vikas, Ridhima bag best shooter titles in state meet

Vikas, Ridhima bag best shooter titles in state meet

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vikas Prasad and Ridhima Khindria were adjusted the best shooters in the men and women categories, respectively, on the concluding day of the 43rd Chandigarh State Shooting Championship at the Sector 25 shooting range.

Happy I didn’t give my Olympics medals to SAI: Balbir

Happy I didn’t give my Olympics medals to SAI: Balbir

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:There would be very few people who have seen hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior get angry while talking about hockey.

21-year-old woman ends her life

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

LALRU: A 21-year-old married woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her rented accommodation in Lalru Mandi on Sunday.

GMSH employee suffers electric shock

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:A contractual employee involved in sanitation work suffered a shock at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

City areas witness waterlogging

City areas witness waterlogging

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Many city areas and UT villages faced waterlogging after heavy rain on Sunday morning.

Coloniser booked for defrauding Mohali resident of Rs 1.30 crore

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

KHARAR: The Kharar Sadar police have registered a case under Sections 420 and 406, IPC, against Ravi Garg, a Chandigarh-based builder, on the charge of committing a fraud of Rs 1.30 crore with a Mohali resident.

Refund 70% principal amount to Golden Forests investors: SC

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

NEW DELHI:In a relief to lakhs of investors of Golden Forests (India) Ltd, the Supreme Court (SC) has ordered refund of 70 per cent of the principal amount they invested in the ill-fated company, which went bust in the 1990s.

Rain cuts off villages from main road

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

KHARAR:The local legislator, Kanwar Sandhu, on Sunday visited Baghindi, Kassoli and Jayanti Majri villages in SAS Nagar (Mohali) district, which had been ravaged and cut-off from other parts of the state due to rains.

Campaign to redress residents’ grievances on doorstep launched

Campaign to redress residents’ grievances on doorstep launched

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:To redress grievances of the people at their door steps and get first hand information about drug addicts and peddlers at the grass root level, the district police under the Tandarust Punjab Mission launched a campaign “Police at your doorstep” under the banner of “Sanjhi Saath” (Common place for sitting) here on Sunday.

Six-year-old raped, accused arrested

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

ROPAR:A 28-year-old resident of nearby Jhandia village kidnapped a six-year-old girl and left the victim at a desolated place in the Nurpur Bedi area after raping her on Saturday night.

Permission to NGO for blood collection in Punjab draws flak

Permission to NGO for blood collection in Punjab draws flak

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

ROPAR:Even as blood banks in the state are facing acute shortage of blood for patients admitted in local government hospitals, the Punjab State Blood Transfusion Council (PSBTC) has allowed Rotary Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, a Chandigarh-based NGO, to collect blood at voluntary blood donation camps organised in different parts of state.

No financial crisis for study toursREPORTER'S DIARY

No financial crisis for study tours

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

Despite financial crisis in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, councillors and officers are ready to go for another study tour.

Three snatchers arrested in Mohali

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:The police have arrested three snatchers from the area and recovered five mobile phones from their possession here.

Now, cave-in trouble in Sec 66

Now, cave-in trouble in Sec 66

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:The front portion of a house caved in at Sector 66 here on Sunday.

Punjab Guv assures support to spinal injury centre

Punjab Guv assures support to spinal injury centre

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore visited the Regional Spinal Injury Centre in Mohali on Sunday.

Two arrested for liquor smuggling

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:Two persons have been arrested for liquor smuggling.

1 held for fake number plate

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh police have arrested a person while riding a car bearing a fake registration number here.

MC looks for treasure from trash

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a major relief to Dadu Majra residents, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has decided to remove heaps of garbage from the dumping ground and convert it into its original look.

Husband booked for dowry harassment

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali police have booked a person for harassing his wife, who is settled in Canada, for dowry here.

2 suicide incidents reported from city

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sources said a youth, identified as Balbir committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Sector 52.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Communication staff told to remain alert

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:In view of the forthcoming Independence Day, Milind Mahadeo Dumbere, SSP, Headquarters and Communication, briefed the communication staff.

Garbage an eyesore in Phase 8 colony

Garbage an eyesore in Phase 8 colony

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:With heaps of garbage lying all around and poor sanitary conditions, Shaheed Udham Singh Colony at Phase 8 here does not seem to be part of Mohali, which is being termed as Punjab’s Model Town.

Classical dance fest concludesART & CULTURE

Classical dance fest concludes

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The three-day classical and contemporary dance festival organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, concluded with the presentation of theme based bharatanatyam dance composition ‘Namamey Gange’ by 16 dancers, including three foreign nationals of Ganesa Natyalya, New Delhi, at Tagore Theatre here on Sunday.

JAC to observe Aug 14 as black day

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of teachers of government schools will observe a black day on August 14 in view of increase in school timings and manhandling a teacher of Sector 45-based school.

SCHOOL NOTES

Delhi Public School

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

Chandigarh: DPS Chandigarh hosted an annual inter-DPS dance festival at the school auditorium.

Teej celebrated

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government College of Commerce and Business Administration (GCCBA) Sector 50, Chandigarh, organised Teej festival on Saturday.

Orientation event at Indo Global Colleges

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

KHARAR:Indo Global Colleges organised orientation programme for the new students.

Vice-Prez office marks scholar’s harassment complaint to PU

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a fresh turn of events in the case of a PhD student, against whom Panjab University (PU) had approached the UGC for stopping her scholarship, the Vice-President’s office has marked her complaint alleging creating hostile environment against former Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover to the university, for “attention and appropriate action”.

QURIOSITY-2018

400 take part in PEC talent search exam

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The American Society of Civil Engineers, PEC student chapter, organised a talent search examination “Quriosity-2018” for the students of Classes IX and X on the campus on Saturday.

LS Speaker lauds women, terms them good managersSUMANGLA-2018

LS Speaker lauds women, terms them good managers

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described women as good managers and stressed that they had the strength to perform duties both within and outside their homes.

Paid peanuts, INA soldier’s widow wages pension battle

Paid peanuts, INA soldier’s widow wages pension battle

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Her eyes well up when she recites “Qadam qadam badhaye ja”… a song that her husband used to sing the whole night with his comrades from the Indian National Army.

Sons booked for theft

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two brothers have been booked on their father’s complaint for stealing Rs 6.50 lakh from their own house. According to the police, the complainant, Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Burail village, alleged that his sons Harshit and Kashish had stolen the money from the house on August 7.

4 Activa scooters stolen from city

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four Activa scooters were stolen from the city.

CARJACKING CASE

Two days on, no headway yet

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Even two days after a Honda City car was taken away at gunpoint, the UT police are yet to make any headway in the case.

Garbage plant snag raises stink

Garbage plant snag raises stink

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The entire garbage of the city has once again returned to the Dadu Majra dumping ground as one of the major machines of the JP garbage plant has broken down.

Bio-CNG plant to solve stubble issue

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:In a bid to solve the stubble burning problem here, the Punjab Government has given nod to Mahindra Waste to Energy Solutions Ltd for setting up a bio-CNG plant in the Dera Bassi area here.

Biker washed away while crossing Dera Bassi choe

Biker washed away while crossing Dera Bassi choe

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

DERA BASSI:In a freak incident, a 42-year-old biker was washed away in a flooded choe near here on Sunday afternoon.

Lensmen manhandled, 2 held, 5 booked

13 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The Dhakoli police on Saturday night arrested two persons and booked five unidentified people for allegedly manhandling local lensmen outside a discotheque at Zirakpur.

Even without management degrees, women are 'good managers': LS Speaker

Even without management degrees, women are 'good managers': LS Speaker

12 Aug 2018 | 6:38 PM

CHANDIGARH: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday described women as "good managers" even without management degrees and stressed they have the strength to perform both within and outside their homes.

2 Romanian nationals arrested for Chandigarh ATM fraud

2 Romanian nationals arrested for Chandigarh ATM fraud

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two Romanian nationals were arrested from Delhi in connection with an alleged ATM fraud in Chandigarh, police said on Saturday. The accused disclosed that they arrived in Chandigarh on August 2 with the intention of putting skimmers and spy cameras at ATMs.

Have  your say

Have your say

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

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

100 saplings planted

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

Chandigarh: MC Commissioner KK Yadav on Saturday started a tree plantation drive in Sector 40.

Cleanliness campaign

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

Patiala: Continuing with the Swachh Pakhwara Campaign, the NSS Department of the Government Bikram College of Commerce organised a one day camp here on Saturday.

Teej celebrated

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

Chandigarh: Teej was celebrated with fervour by girls of Sarojini Hall of the PU on Saturday.

CU girl injured as auto overturns

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

Kharar: A student of Chandigarh University sustained serious injuries when the auto-rickshaw she was travelling in overturned due to an alleged negligence of the driver.

Meitei, Oinam emerge winners

Meitei, Oinam emerge winners

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:H Manganleiba Meitei of Manipur claimed the gold medal in the 44kg category in the boys’ junior competition in the ongoing 7th Thang-Ta Federation Cup here on Saturday.

Shuttlers Harshdeep, Sehajpreet win

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

LUDHIANA:Harshdeep Singh claimed the top spot in the boys’ U-17 badminton competition organised by the Punjab Sports Department under the Tandarust Punjab Mission, in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Birthday boy Khalin fires  7-under, jumps to 2nd placeTAKE SOLUTIONS MASTERS

Birthday boy Khalin fires 7-under, jumps to 2nd place

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Khalin Joshi produced a flawless 7-under 64 on his 26th birthday today to rise to the tied second position on the third day of the TAKE Solutions Masters at the KGA golf course in Bengaluru.

Prashar helps city boys to victoryFC MITTAL TROPHY

Prashar helps city boys to victory

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amit Prashar scored a quick-fire ton to guide Chandigarh to a convincing 260-run victory over Bathinda in their opening match of the Punjab Inter-District Championship for FC Mittal Trophy here on Saturday.

Shooters Vikas, Ridhima shine

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vikas Prasad scored 285 points to lead the field in the men’s small bore free rifle event on the second day of the ongoing 43rd Chandigarh State Shooting Championship at the Patiala Ki Rao Shooting Range here on Saturday.

Prabhsimran guides Patiala to title

Prabhsimran guides Patiala to title

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Prabhsimran Singh scored an unbeaten century to help hosts Patiala beat Chandigarh by six wickets in the U-19 Punjab Inter-District Championship final at Dhruv Pandove Stadium on Saturday and lift the coveted DP Azad Trophy.

People from all walks of life attend fitness workshop

People from all walks of life attend fitness workshop

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

PATIALA:A fitness workshop was held at the Baradari Gardens under the Mission ‘Tandarust Punjab’, which was launched by the state government to create awareness about the drug epidemic that had engulfed Punjab.

Man’s body found in Nabha canal

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

NABHA:An unidentified body was recovered from Bhojemajra canal passing through the town on Saturday morning.

Govt employees hold sit-in on Mall Road

Govt employees hold sit-in on Mall Road

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

PATIALA:Employees of various departments held a protest rally against the Punjab government under the banner of Joint Action Committee Punjab and UT Employees here on Saturday.

Int’l artistes enthral audience with ragas

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The rich splendour and magnificence of the Indian classical music was accorded a testimony as renowned International musicians Aasya from Russia and Pablo Grace from Argentina on flute and tabla, mesmerised the audience in the 249th special baithak programme organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra on Saturday.

Learning Paths SchoolSCHOOL NOTES

Learning Paths School

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

Chandigarh: A team of Learning Paths School, Mohali, comprising Abhay Aggarwal, Ratantej Singh Madan and Sahib Sharma won first runners-up position in the inter-school business quiz hosted by Vivek High School, Chandigarh.

Unidentified minor girl’s body found in Zirakpur

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

MOHALI: The body of an unidentified minor girl was found near Chatt village in Zirakpur here.

Health Department for action against eateries

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Health Department has written to city SDMs, urging legal action against those running bakeries and other eateries in residential areas.

Frequent shifting of EO hits works in Kharar

12 Aug 2018 | 2:46 AM

KHARAR:Seriousness of the Department of Local Government, Punjab, can be gauged from the fact that in the past a year-and-a-half, the Kharar municipal council has witnessed frequent shifting of its executive officer (EO), hitting various development works in the town.

2 PhD students to present papers at int’l conference

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Research scholars Kewal Kumar and Sunita, from the Department of Hindi of Panjab University will be presenting their papers at the 11th World Hindi Conference being held at Mauritius from August 18 to August 20.

PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE

Karan adjudged best speaker

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team of the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) bagged the winning trophy with a cash prize of Rs20,000 and runners-up trophy with a cash prize of Rs15,000 in the first GK Chatrath Memorial Annual Parliamentary Debate Competition that concluded here on Saturday.

Blending mythology with modernityART & CULTURE

Blending mythology with modernity

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Epitomising grace, elegance and sophistication of kathak, world-acclaimed kathak maestro Padma Shri recipient Dr Shovana Narayan and her disciples enthralled the audience on day-two of the ongoing NZCC Classical and Contemporary Dance Festival at Tagore Theatre on Saturday.

Prof Yog Raj for more faculty participation in governancePUTA ELECTIONS

Prof Yog Raj for more faculty participation in governance

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Implementing the UGC’s 7th pay revision report, increments to PhD faculty members and filling vacant posts are among the few objectives of Prof Yog Raj-Amrinder group, which is going to challenge the incumbent Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) chief’s team in elections on August 21.

Nigerian held with 265-gm heroin

Nigerian held with 265-gm heroin

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: The Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, arrested a Nigerian national and recovered 265 grams of heroin from his possession.

Three booked in cheating cases

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two cheating cases have been registered in the city.

Mohali MC’s F&CC meeting tomorrow

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: Various development projects, amounting to Rs 15 crore, will be discussed during a meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Mohali Municipal Corporation on Monday.

Commissioner inspects garden lights in Sector 19

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has taken up the work to replace all conventional street lights and garden lights with LED lights to facilitate the city with better illumination and to conserve the electrical energy.

2 held for snatchings, robberies

2 held for snatchings, robberies

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Police on Saturday arrested two out of the three accused in three cases of snatching and robbery at knifepoint.

3 hoteliers walk free in property dispute case

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court acquitted three local hotel owners in a case of dishonestly receiving stolen property.

City Mayor inaugurates two-day Teej fest in Mani Majra

City Mayor inaugurates two-day Teej fest in Mani Majra

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mayor Davesh Moudgil inaugurated a two-day Teej festival at Mani Majra here on Saturday.

Power bill to rise by 5-11%

Power bill to rise by 5-11%

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Electricity Department has once again levied fuel and power purchase cost adjustment (FPPCA) charges on consumers.

Punjab ex-IG duped of Rs 4 cr, three booked

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: Three builders have been booked for duping a former Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Punjab of around Rs 4 crore.

Rs 15-lakh jewellery stolen from Sec 15 house

Rs 15-lakh jewellery stolen from Sec 15 house

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: A theft of gold jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh was reported by a resident of Sector 15 here on Saturday.

Apprehended gangster took to crime early

Apprehended gangster took to crime early

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

ROPAR: Notorious gangster Harjinder Singh (21), alias Akash, who was nabbed after an encounter with the Ropar police on Saturday morning was introduced to crime at the age of 17 by Harvinder Singh, alias Rinda, another dreaded gangster of Dilpreet Singh gang.

Visit to city cost 19-yr-old athlete her career; she fights for justiceFIRING AT CLUB

Visit to city cost 19-yr-old athlete her career; she fights for justice

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three years after a 19-year-old district level athlete from UP was shot at outside a nightclub here, she is struggling to cope with life.

ELANTE CARJACKING

CCTV footage of no use, cops clueless

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after two youths robbed a Honda City car from a woman at gunpoint outside Elante Mall, the police are yet to make any progress.

TEACHER’S THRASHING

Student sent to juvenile home

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: A student was apprehended while his mother and three relatives were arrested for beating up a teacher at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, on Thursday.

Kirron slips at airport, fractures shoulder

Kirron slips at airport, fractures shoulder

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Member of Parliament and Bollywood actor Kirron Kher suffered a minor fracture in her right shoulder when she slipped at the Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali on Saturday afternoon.

Mohali eatery worker arrested for cloning

12 Aug 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: Punjab State Cyber Crime Cell sleuths have arrested one of the key accused in card cloning cases while three-four others are said to be rounded up in this connection.

Carjacking outside Elante mall

Carjacking outside Elante mall

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a carjacking incident, two youths, believed to be in their early twenties, forcibly took away a white Honda City car at gunpoint from a woman outside Elante Mall, hardly 200 metres from the Industrial Area police station on Friday evening.

Same gang fixed devices at ATMs, suspect police

Same gang fixed devices at ATMs, suspect police

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: It was the same gang of fraudsters who installed cloning devices at Canara Bank ATMs in Chandigarh and Mohali. The police have recovered the CCTV footage of the two ATM booths, in which suspects are seen installing cloning devices.

Deshraj gets 3-year jail

Deshraj gets 3-year jail

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: While sentencing IPS officer and former UT SP (City) Deshraj Singh to three-year jail in a six-year-old graft case, the special CBI court here referred to Munshi Premchand’s short story, “Namak ka Daroga”.

IPS officer Deshraj gets 3 years in jail in 2012 graft case

IPS officer Deshraj gets 3 years in jail in 2012 graft case

10 Aug 2018 | 3:35 PM

CHANDIGARH: The special CBI court here sentenced IPS officer Deshraj Singh to three years in jail in a bribery case. He was Superintendent of Police (city) in 2012.

Two held in snatching case

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

Panchkula: The police on Friday arrested two snatchers allegedly involved in two cases of mobile snatching.

Poorvi, Suryanshi win; Ajay triumphs

Poorvi, Suryanshi win; Ajay triumphs

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Poorvi Bhatt of Uttar Pradesh outplayed eighth seed Suryanshi Tanwar of Haryana in straight sets to clinch the girls’ U-16 title on the concluding day of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here, on Friday.

Parth powers Kaithal to victory

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:A quick-fire half-century by Parth helped Kaithal register a seven-wicket win over Chandigarh in the ongoing Haryana U-16 Inter-District Cricket Tournament here on Friday.

Twin titles for Anant

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anant Mehta of AASTHA Special School claimed the gold medal in the 25m butterfly competition during a swimming championship organised by Special Olympics Chandigarh at the Sector 23, here, on Friday.

Chikka, Chawrasia chase Danthai

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:S Chikkarangappa and SSP Chawrasia were chasing Thailand’s Danthai Boonma, who went on a birdie spree to blaze through the second round with a card of 10-under 61 in the TAKE Solutions Masters in Bengaluru on Friday.

Azad, Sikka steer city boys into finalDP AZAD TROPHY

Azad, Sikka steer city boys into final

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:A solid 157-run partnership between centurion Arjun Azad and Ayush Sikka (68) helped Chandigarh beat Mohali by four wickets and set up the title clash with Patiala in the Punjab U-19 Inter-District Championship for DP Azad Trophy, at the PAU grounds in Ludhiana on Friday.

Man arrested for molesting woman

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

DERA BASSI:The Dera Bassi police on Friday arrested a resident of Bihar on the charges of outraging the modesty of a woman and threatening her.

One more held on charge of selling woman

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police on Friday arrested another accused involved in selling a 35-year-old woman for Rs 2.

Head Constable booked for cheating

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police have booked a Head Constable for allegedly duping a man of Rs 60,000 on the pretext of getting him recruited in the police.

Landlord rapes seven-year-old; absconding

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 60-year-old landlord has been booked by the Chandigarh Police for raping his tenant’s 12-year-old daughter at Mauli village.

Six booked for drinking at public places

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: During a special drive to against the consumption of liquor at public places, the Chandigarh Police booked six persons for consuming liquor in cars.

BRIEFLY

Rs 43-lakh gold found on flight

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: A gold brick, weighing 1.5 kg and and worth around Rs 43 lakh, was found in a seat of a Dubai flight at the international airport here on Friday.

Pbi University renames its botanical gardens

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University, Patiala, has renamed its botanical gardens as SS Bir Botanic Gardens.

Relish thali cooked by jail inmates for Rs 90

Relish thali cooked by jail inmates for Rs 90

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:As part of rehabilitation and revenue generation, Patiala Central Jail Administration, opened a canteen-cum-cafeteria at Patiala Central Jail, here on Friday.

21 new cases of dengue reported

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:With 21 fresh cases having been reported this season, dengue has spread its tentacles in the district .

Nod to restructuring of PGI physiotherapist cadre

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

Chandigarh: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given nod to the implementation of the coordination committee report for the restructuring of the physiotherapist cadre at the PGI.

Stamp duty on previous flat transfers flayed

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a joint statement, Satish Chandra Sharma, Chairman, Group Housing Cooperative Societies’ Welfare Council, and Sandeep Bhardwaj, General Secretary, Chandigarh Pradesh Congress, criticised the move of the Chandigarh Administration mulling multiple stamp duty for all previous transfers.

NATIONAL DEWORMING DAY

71.6% Ropar schools fail to get medicines

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

ROPAR:The National Deworming Day (NDD) suffered a setback in the district as no medicine could be distributed in majority of schools, on Friday.

Capitol Complex revamp nears completion

Capitol Complex revamp nears completion

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:The restoration work in majority of the buildings at Capitol Complex is almost completed.

70-yr-old united with family in M’rashtra

70-yr-old united with family in M’rashtra

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Family members of the 70-year-old Aashabai Ramdas Kadam were happy when the Chandigarh police brought her to Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) on Friday.

Consumers inconvenienced as PSPCL tweaks meter software

Consumers inconvenienced as PSPCL tweaks meter software

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

KHARAR: Many residents are facing problem due to changes made by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in the meter reading machines recently.

PG accommodations under scanner

PG accommodations under scanner

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

KHARAR: The police on Friday conducted checking of various paying guest (PG) accommodations around Kharar in connection with security arrangements regarding the upcoming Independence Day celebrations.

MC departments directed to frame standard procedure for public works

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Municipal Commissioner KK Yadav has asked departments of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to frame their standard operating procedure (SOP) for public works.

HEALTH CARE IN CITY

HC may call UT Health Secretary

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that personal appearance of the UT Secretary, Health, could be required to clear the existing position with regard to health care services in Chandigarh.

Traffic cops told to accept digital papers

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a relief to residents, the Chandigarh Transport Department has asked the traffic police to accept vehicle papers uploaded on DigiLocker, an initiative of the Union Government to store documents online.

SCHOOL NOTES

Manav Rachna

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

Mohali: Manav Rachna International School, Mohali, organised an interschool competition — ‘India Calling-My Dream, My India’ — on its campus.

Dance drama brings alive soul of MahabharataART & CULTURE

Dance drama brings alive soul of Mahabharata

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: A three-day classical and contemporary dance festival, organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, began with a soul-stirring dance drama, ‘Atirathis’, which was based on the Mahabharata, at Tagore Theatre here on Friday.

A correction

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

Apropos of the news item, “Aryans Trust chief sentenced to jail”, and the sub-heading, “Desh Bhagat varsity Chancellor had got jail”, which appeared in these columns on June 13, the report was concerning Zora Singh and the name of Desh Bhagat University appeared due to the fact that he happened to be the Chancellor of the university.

Entrepreneur from USA shares her experiences

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Entrepreneurship and Incubation Cell (EIC), Punjab Engineering College (PEC), organised an interaction on social entrepreneurship with Cynthia Hellen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SMPLCT Lab, USA.

New president for ABVP

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) decided to change its president and named Kuldeep Panghal from the Geography Department for the post on Friday.

Youth festival from Sept 25

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: A meeting of all principals and representatives of the colleges of Panjab University, Chandigarh, Zone A, was held on Friday at SD College, Sector 32, where it was decided that the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival will start from September 25 and conclude on September 28.

Orientation at university

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Chairman of the Rayat Bahra Group of Institutions, asked the new students of different institutions of the Rayat Bahra University to be focused on their studies and aim high.

PUTA POLL

Teachers’ dignity a priority: Prof Gill

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Rajesh Gill’s team released its manifesto on Friday wherein they sought votes for teachers’ dignity.

Edu Secy calls for FIR; DEO forms inquiry panel in thrashing incident

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: As Education Secretary BL Sharma has called for an FIR in the case of a scuffle between two teachers and relatives of a Class XI student of Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Sector 45, District Education Officer (DEO) Anujit Kaur has marked an inquiry, under a Deputy DEO, in the case on Friday.

HARASSMENT CASE

Warden accuses student of subletting hostel room

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the case of alleged harassment of a PUSU activist, the warden of hostel number 7 has submitted that the student has been involved in “subletting” of a hostel room.

PU accepts research scholars’ demands

11 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) has made extension for research scholars’ stay in hostels easier by introducing a single form.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

Govt offices, schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi government offices, schools and institutions will remain closed tomorrow as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away today after a prolonged battle at AIIMS here.

Wanted criminal held for robbing cash van, killing 2 men: Police

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A man carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his arrest was held for allegedly robbing a cash van and killing two men at Narela in April, police said today.

DSGMC to set up ultra modern printing press for Guru Granth Sahib

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will set up ultra modern fully computerised four-colour offset printing press to print copies of Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj complex as per the Sikh religious code.

Man arrested for murder

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A man, identified as Rajkumar, held today for stabbing his sister-in-law and nephew to death in Paharganj, said a police official.

Man nabbed with illegal satellite phone

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A Leh-bound South Korean passenger was today held by the CISF at the IGI Airport for allegedly carrying an unauthorised satellite phone, a police official said.

Man held with US $50k at airport

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:An Indian passenger who was about to travel to Dubai on August 13 was arrested the IGI Airport.

Religion does not teach animosity: Kejriwal

Religion does not teach animosity: Kejriwal

15 Aug 2018 | 11:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday reminded people on the occasion of Independence Day that no religion teaches animosity.

Ensure facilities for shelter homes inmates: Minister

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Social Welfare (SW) Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam today directed the officials concerned of the government-run shelter homes at Hari Nagar’s Nirmal Chhaya Complex to ensure all items of need are made available for the inmates while warning that any irregularity in it will “be viewed seriously”.

Dry day: Liquor smugglers held

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Two men were arrested for smuggling liquor in washing machine carton on cycle rickshaw, said DCP (southeast).

Yamuna crosses danger mark again

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: The water level of the Yamuna today crossed the danger mark and is expected to rise further, prompting authorities to issue directions to take appropriate measures to avoid flood-like situation in Delhi.

KANWARIYA VANDALISM

Ten more held

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Ten persons have been arrested in the past 24 hours for allegedly vandalising a car last week in Moti Nagar after the vehicle brushed past one of their kanwariya friends, a police official said today.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Prez didn’t invite MLAs

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: AAP legislator Saurabh Bhardwaj today asked President Ram Nath Kovind the reasons for "not inviting Delhi MLAs" to the ''At-Home'' function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of the Independence Day and Republic Day adding that "national events should be above politics".

Drugs worth Rs 15 cr seized from interstate drug cartel

14 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Interstate narcotics drug cartel, who used to buy drugs from naxal affected areas in Jharkhand, has been busted by Delhi Police Special cell, who have arrested three key members: Akhtar Ali (41), Jahangir (29) — both resident of Delhi and Jenulabdin (49), resident of Jharkhand; with 3 kg of heroin and 1 kg of Alprazolam worth Rs 15 crores in international market, said police.

Green corridor created by traffic police saves soldier’s life

14 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Traffic Police created a special green corridor to save life of a 35-year-old Army man.

Patriotism: Special Metro for 2 months

14 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Metro today put into service a six-coach special train, fully wrapped with photographs of freedom fighters and other Indian icons to spread the message of patriotism.

Student loses portion of finger

14 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A Class VI student of St Columbus School lost a portion of his right hand's ring finger when it got stuck in a door, following which his parents accused school authorities of negligence.

Govt asks schools to discourage students from flying kites

14 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government has directed all schools in the capital to discourage students from flying kites and sensitise them about the danger it can pose for humans and birds.

Ensure industrial units switch to PNG fuel: LG to DPCC

14 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed all the agencies in the capital to brace up for coming winter season to contain air pollution in the city.

Special Metro train to spread message of patriotism for next 2 months

Special Metro train to spread message of patriotism for next 2 months

13 Aug 2018 | 2:39 PM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Metro today put into service a six-coach special train, fully wrapped with photographs of freedom fighters and other Indian icons to spread the message of patriotism.

24 kg drugs concealed in cricket thigh pads seized

13 Aug 2018 | 12:15 AM

NEW DELHI:The CISF today, on profiling basis, selected a foreign passenger for random checking of his luggage at Terminal-3, IGI Airport.

Traffic restrictions for Independence Day

13 Aug 2018 | 12:15 AM

NEW DELHI:Traffic restrictions will be in placed for the Independence Day function at the Red Fort on its full-dress rehearsal tomorrow.

CBI protecting corrupt IAS officers, alleges AAP

13 Aug 2018 | 12:15 AM

NEW DELHI:Upping its ante against Delhi’s bureaucracy and the BJP-led Centre, the AAP on Sunday accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of “protecting” some corrupt IAS officers of Delhi alleging a nexus between them.

Teacher molests orphan girl

13 Aug 2018 | 12:15 AM

NEW DELHI:An incident of molestation has been reported from Narayana Vihar area.

Jilted lover strangled woman to death

13 Aug 2018 | 12:15 AM

NEW DELHI:A married woman having a one-year-old son was strangled to death by her lover in Bhalaswa dairy area.

DELHI–MEERUT RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

Centre refuses CM’s request to fund project

13 Aug 2018 | 12:15 AM

NEW DELHI:It is unlikely that the central government will bear the Delhi government’s share of funding the proposed Delhi–Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).

Centre refuses to Kejriwal's request regarding funds for Delhi-Meerut Rapid Rail project

12 Aug 2018 | 10:32 PM

NEW DELHI: It is unlikely that the Central government will bear the Delhi government''s share of funding the proposed Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.

Report any untoward incident to us before it reaches media: Delhi govt to schools

12 Aug 2018 | 12:31 PM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has directed all schools in the national capital to immediately report to it about any untoward incident such as accident, violence, molestation or protest before it reaches the media.

One dies in accident

12 Aug 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:One person died while three others were injured in an accident when a Tata Safari collapsed with a divider and then rammed into a tempo on the other side of the road in Ashram today.

Gang of Metro thieves busted; three women held

12 Aug 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:The police (Metro Unit) have arrested three women thieves Rita (45), Poonam (22) and Suman (22), all residents of Anand Parbat, said a police official.

One held with fake notes worth Rs 7.50 L

12 Aug 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has busted an international syndicate of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) and arrested one key player of the racket and recovered Rs 7.50 lakh in denomination of Rs 2,000 notes recovered, said a police official.

‘Govt has failed to popularise amended POCSO Act’

12 Aug 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Condemning the rape incident of a Class II student of a government school in the New Delhi Municipal Council area, mahila wing president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) Sharmishtha Mukherjee said that Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Amended Act recommended death sentence for the accused involved in the rape cases of girls below 12 years of age.

CM expresses fear BJP might stall CCTV camera project

CM expresses fear BJP might stall CCTV camera project

12 Aug 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today expressed the fear that the BJP might stall their ambitious project to install CCTV cameras in the city, a day after the Delhi Cabinet approved a proposal for the scheme.

Assembly demands removal of CSASSEMBLY SESSION

Assembly demands removal of CS

11 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

NEW DELHI: On the day when the Delhi cabinet sanctioned the installation of the CCTV cameras across the capital at an estimated Rs 571.40 crore, the project on Friday remained at the centre of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party’s attack on the BJP-led Centre, LG and Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

AAP member alleges police of inaction

11 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

NEW DELHI:AAP's National Media Coordinator Vikas Yogi had to take to Twitter to get an FIR registered after one of his friends fell prey to an alleged voice phishing attack.

‘Important to connect children with nature’

11 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

NEW DELHI:The children today belong to the digital age and never before was it so important to connect them with nature, director of NGO WWF Radhika Suri said today.

GOVERNMENT VS BUREAUCRATS

Assembly Sectt paid Rs 39 lakh to lawyers last year to fight cases

11 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Assembly Secretariat has paid over Rs 39 lakh as fee to lawyers to fight court cases filed by government officers against House committees in the past one year, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said today.

LoP, AAP MLA marshalled out

11 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Leader of Opposition (LoP) Vijender Gupta and former AAP minister Sandeep Kumar were today marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly as both legislators were adamant to have discussions on their respective issues in the House and refused to back down even after being warned.

Delhi, last 7 days...
City celebrates spirit of freedomINDEPENDENCE DAY

City celebrates spirit of freedom

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: Reiterating the commitment of the state government to make Punjab a debt and a drug-free state, the Punjab Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi gave a clarion call to youth to come forward for achieve the mission.

Nation lost a true statesman, says Manoranjan Kalia

Nation lost a true statesman, says Manoranjan Kalia

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: Remembering Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee- an astute leader, a great statesman and a visionary on his demise on Thursday, former BJP state chief and Punjab ex-minister Manoranjan Kalia called Vajpayee an institution in himself.

Married 15 days ago, couple dies in car accident

Married 15 days ago, couple dies in car accident

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A newly married couple died in an accident that occurred on Thursday afternoon near the Tanda bypass on Jalandhar-Pathankot Highway.

Insurance company told to pay Rs 15 lakh

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: The Permanent Lok Adalat has directed the New India Assurance Company Limited to pay Rs 15,01,500, along with the interest rate of 10 per cent per annum from the date of filing of application till the date of payment.

Encroachments removed from Naya Bazaar

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: Ending the year long controversy over the illegal encroachments at Naya Bazaar area, the shopkeepers began to remove the encroachments even before the arrival of the demolition squad of the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) on Thursday.

Industry Minister hoists National Flag on I-Day

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

NAWANSHAHR: The Industries and Commerce Minister, Sunder Sham Arora, hoisted the tricolour here at the district-level Independence Day function organised at ITI Grounds on Wednesday.

Unions mark I-Day as ‘Ghulami Diwas’

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: On the occasion of the Independence Day, many unions marked the day as ‘Ghulami Diwas’ and ‘Azadi diwas te ghulmai dian mubarkan’ read the status of Ashish Julaha, Punjab general secretary of Theka Mulazam committee.

On I-Day, Channi cautions against falling prey to drugs

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Punjab’s Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister Charanjit Singh Channi unfurled the national flag on the Independence Day at a function held at the Police Lines here on Wednesday.

Rana Sodhi felicitates 98 persons

Rana Sodhi felicitates 98 persons

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: Sports Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, felicitated 98 officials, officers and persons from various walks of life during an Independence Day function held at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here on Wednesday.

HMV College bags first prize for cultural show

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: Contingents of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Punjab Police (Men) were adjudged the best contingents of parade during the Independence Day celebrations, while patriotic cultural item presented by HMV College bagged the first prize.

College student commits suicide at PG

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: A college student committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan of her Paying guest (PG) accommodation at the Friends Colony.

Independence Day celebrated with gusto at LPU

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

PHAGWARA: Saluting the martyrs and freedom fighters, Lovely Professional University (LPU), celebrated the Independence Day on its campus.

Activists of Ambedkar Sena join BSP

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

PHAGWARA: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) got more strength when the Ambedekar Sena Mool Niwasi state president, Harbhajan Suman, along with hundreds of its supporters, joined the BSP in the presence of BSP state president Rashpal Raju, at a function held at Urban Estate, here on Thursday.

BRIEFLY

Travel agent booked for duping 6

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

PHAGWARA: The Sadar police have registered case under Sections 420 and 506 of the IPC against a fake travel agent Harwinder Singh of Lambapind village for allegedly duping six persons of Rs 53.63 lakh on the pretext of sending them to Canada.

Joie de vivre marks Independence Day at educational institutionsCAMPUS NOTES/ SCHOOL NOTES

Joie de vivre marks Independence Day at educational institutions

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

Jalandhar: MGN Public School, Adarsh Nagar, Jalandhar, celebrated the Independence Day with enthusiasm. Students of Rainbow Wing, Primary Wing and Senior Wing, presented dance, delivered speeches and poems filling the air with the spirit of patriotism.

BRIEFLY

Cyclist dies in road accident

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

Phagwara: A cyclist, identified as Vikram, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was killed on the spot when a speeding car hit him at Goraya on Monday.

‘Don’t ban social bodies from holding blood donation camps’

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR: “The need for blood can only be fulfilled by blood donations to save the life of the patients in the hospitals.

AAP activists join Cong in Phillaur

AAP activists join Cong in Phillaur

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

PHILLAUR: In a shot in the arm, the Congress got more strength when hundreds of activists of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced to join the Congress in the presence of Congress MP Santokh Singh and PPCC General Secretary Vikram Chaudhary on Monday.

22 cases of dengue larvae detected

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: In its drive against the vector-borne diseases under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’, the anti-larvae cell of the Health Department spotted 22 dengue larvae cases in various areas of the city on Tuesday.

Health Dept collects milk, food samplesTANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION

Health Dept collects milk, food samples

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The Health Department on Tuesday conducted a slew of activities in the district under the Punjab government’s ambitious programme ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ to ensure overall wellness of the people.

After assurance, farmers to wait till September 15PENDING AMOUNT

After assurance, farmers to wait till September 15

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The members of the Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee who had held protest outside the sugar mill on August 13 have decided to wait till September 15 after they were assured that the pending amount would be paid soon.

Contractual workers of Punjab Roadways to hold protest today

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Roadways/ Punbus Contractor Union workers have planned to organise a protest march through out the city on Wednesday.

PPCC SC Dept burns effigies of PM Modi

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

CHABBEWAL (HOSHIARPUR): Chairman of the PPCC SC department and Chabbewal MLA Raj Kumar, criticised the recent incidents of disrespect to the Constitution by torching its copies.

Slum children get free education, courtesy aided school principal

Slum children get free education, courtesy aided school principal

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: In the narrow lanes of a slum area of the Indira Colony here, when children recite days of the week and months of the year in English loudly, passers-by and bystanders stop for a while and look at them in astonishment.

Class X topper Jasmine, cricketer Damanpreet on awardees’ list

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 88 persons from various government and semi-government departments, including police personnel, doctors, social workers, panchayat members and educationists, would be honoured during the district-level Independence Day celebrations at the Guru Gobind Singh stadium here.

Sports Minister to hoist Tricolour

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi will unfurl the national flag during the district-level Independence Day function at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here.

Vigil up for Independence Day

Vigil up for Independence Day

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Police Commissionerate will put in place an elaborate mechanism to ensure foolproof security arrangements during the Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday at the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here.

BRIEFLY

Poppy husk seized, held

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

PHAGWARA: The police arrested two drug peddlers, identified as Surjit Kaur, a resident of Sarhal Kalan village, and Ram Pal, a resident of Khotrra Road and seized 1 kg of puppy husk and 20 intoxicating injections from their possession on Sunday night.

‘Referendum 2020’ has no support from Punjabi diaspora, says BJP

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

PHAGWARA: The Bharatiya Janata Party has termed the ‘Referendum 2020’ as a futile exercise by desperate group of radicals, who have no support from Punjabi diaspora.

Plaint filed against Cong leader Nimisha Mehta

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Congress leader Nimisha Mehta has again landed into controversy. Some residents of Dagham village levelled allegations against her. They have given a complaint to Garhshankar DSP against Nimisha Mehta alleging that she made casteist remarks on Sunday, when she had visited their village.

Health team collects 12 samples of food productsTANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION

Health team collects 12 samples of food products

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: Continuing its crusade against adulteration of food under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’, a joint team of Health and Dairy Department carried out a sampling drive in the city and collected 12 samples on Monday.

22 dengue larvae cases found

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: In its drive against vector-borne diseases under ‘Tandarust Punjab mission’ in the district, the anti-larvae cell of the Health Department spotted 22 Dengue larvae cases in various areas of the city on Monday.

Farmers get soil of their fields tested

Farmers get soil of their fields tested

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: With a large number of farmers showing keen interest in getting the soil of their fields tested, the soil health cards are benefiting the farmers extensively in the district by minimising their cultivation cost, thereby enhancing their profit.

Overflowing sewers spark fear of disease outbreak

Overflowing sewers spark fear of disease outbreak

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: Health of more than 1,500 residents of the Kalia Colony is at stake. For the past 2-3 months, sewage and factory effluents have accumulated in residential areas.

DAPO to be incorporated as part of I-Day celebrations

DAPO to be incorporated as part of I-Day celebrations

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: Full dress rehearsal for the mega event of Independence Day was held here on Monday at the local Guru Gobind Singh Stadium. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said the preparation for the event was going on in full swing and every effort would be made to make sure that the day was celebrated with patriotic fervour.

Samples of milk products taken

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: On the directions of Kahn Singh Pannu, Director, Mission Tandarust Punjab mission, and Commissioner, Food, Punjab; Mohammad Tayyab, DC, Kapurthala; and the Kapurthala Civil Surgeon, 18 food wings of Kapurthala inspected food operators engaged in the business of milk and milk products.

ANOMALIES AT BLOOD BANK

City hospital gets show-cause notice

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: Ten days after officials of the Drug Department inspected the blood bank of Gulab Devi Hospital here and found glaring anomalies in labelling and storage of blood units, state Joint Commissioner, Drugs, has finally issued a show-cause notice to the institute.

Dayalpur village anti-drug movement gets financial support from NRIs

Dayalpur village anti-drug movement gets financial support from NRIs

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: Almost a fortnight after The Tribune first highlighted the mammoth work of an NRI, backed by the village panchayat, to root out drugs from Dayalpur village here, the number of addicts being taken for the drug de-addiction treatment in the village and its periphery has doubled.

CONSUMER FORUM: DEATH DUE TO LPG CYLINDER BLAST

Insurance firm told to pay Rs 8 lakh compensation

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, here, has directed United India Insurance Company Limited to pay compensation to the complainants to the tune of Rs 8,00,000 with interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum till realisation and litigation expenses of Rs 10,000 in a case of death due to reported leakage in a domestic LPG cylinder.

Residents living along Sutlej told to move to safer places

14 Aug 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: In the wake of rise in the water level of the Sutlej due to incessant rain in Himachal Pradesh, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma on Monday appealed to people living in low-lying areas along the river in the district to move to safer places.

PRADHAN MANTRI MATRU VANDANA YOJNA

Over 9,000 women get Rs 3.24 cr under maternity benefit scheme

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In order to provide benefit to women during child birth, an amount of Rs 3.24 cr has been provided to 9,731 beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.

Youth booked for attempt to rape

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by a Nigaha Mohalla resident, Laddo Sharma, the police have registered a case under Sections 376 and 511 of the IPC against a youth, Vikki Sharma, who is a resident of Mehli Gate.

Eye check-up campCAMPUS NOTES

Eye check-up camp

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

Jalandhar: Darshan Academy organised an eye check-up camp for students and staff under the observation of Principal Dinesh Singh.

1 killed, 2 injured in road mishap

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

Phagwara: A motorcyclist was killed on the spot, while two of his friends sustained injuries when their bike dashed against a drain cover near Goraya on Friday.

‘Ballabhpur ki Roopkatha’ mesmerises audienceART & CULTURE

‘Ballabhpur ki Roopkatha’ mesmerises audience

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

JALANDHAR: The grandeur of Badal Sarkar’s classic ‘Ballabhpur ki Roopkatha’ was brought alive on the stage by a theatre group YUVAA in a two-hour-thirty-minute performance at the Saigal Memorial Hall in Jalandhar on Saturday.

172 youth get appointment lettersGHAR-GHAR ROZGAR SCHEME

172 youth get appointment letters

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

JALANDHAR: Gearing up for providing jobs to the unemployed youth of district under the state government’s ‘Ghar-Ghar Rozgar’ scheme, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma distributed appointment letter to 172 such youth selected for jobs during a job fair held at the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology.

NCC-C certificate holders felicitated

NCC-C certificate holders felicitated

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

JALANDHAR: Around 150 senior division/senior wing cadets of Lyallapur Khalsa College, Doaba College, MC Polytechnic, ITI Government College (Tanda), GS Khalsa College, Daroli Kalan were honoured with the NCC certificates here on Sunday, in a facilitation ceremony organised at DAV College Jalandhar.

Banning plastic bags no solution to perennial problem, say residents

Banning plastic bags no solution to perennial problem, say residents

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

JALANDHAR: Although plastic bags less than 50 microns are banned in 20 states, including Punjab, they can be easily purchased, used, and dumped carelessly without fear of law, punishment and fine.

250 offenders identified across state

250 offenders identified across state

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

JALANDHAR: While the food and drug administration has created a list of 250 offenders at the state level whose premises will be raided, there is no intimation regarding the same to district units so far.

Sikh activists meet MLAs over Bargari firing incident

Sikh activists meet MLAs over Bargari firing incident

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of various Sikh organisations, including Sikhs for Equality, on Sunday met various MLAs of the city to raise the issue of inaction against those responsible for the Bargari and Behbal Kalan firing incidents.

Four masked robbers loot cash at gunpoint from liquor vend workers

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Four masked miscreants robbed cash at gunpoint from workers of a liquor contractor on Sutehari Road here late on Saturday night.

Elderly man ends his life over police ‘inaction’

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

PHAGWARA: Disappointed due to the alleged police inaction against some encroachers, an elderly man reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in his house in the New Satnampura locality late on Saturday night.

MP raises issue of high GST on sports goods

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar MP Santokh Chaudhary has raised the issue of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the Lok Sabha where he stated that due to high GST slabs imposed on sports goods, the industry is on the verge of closure in the city.

Jails to function as new skill development centres: Minister

Jails to function as new skill development centres: Minister

13 Aug 2018 | 2:42 AM

JALANDHAR: Punjab Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa held a meeting with city industrialists engaged in manufacturing sports goods with an aim to providing employment to inmates lodged in jails across the state.

CAMPUS NOTES

Jashan-e-Hunar competition

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

Jalandhar: An event, ‘Talent Hunt Jashan-E-Hunar’ competiton, was organised at Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya.

Students apprised of memory techniques

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

JALANDHAR: Mennta Skills, a brain company, organised an event ‘Largest Memory Lesson’— an attempt to Guinness World Records, Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records in association with Brainywood and Taxways at the CT Group of Institutions, Shahpur Campus, as an institutional partner.

Cops transferred in district

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

PHAGWARA: The Senior Superintendent of Police, Kapurthala, Satinder Singh, transferred cops in the district on Friday evening.

Verka delayed payments, allege dairy farmers

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

JALANDHAR: District dairy farmers and marginal farmers, who supply milk to the Verka plant here, have accused the plant authorities for delaying their dues for over two months now.

Chinese ambassador visits LPU

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

PHAGWARA: His Excellency (HE) Ambassador of China LuoZhaohui visited Lovely Professional University (LPU).

Will stick to six proposals passed in Bathinda: Khaira

Will stick to six proposals passed in Bathinda: Khaira

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

GARHSHANKAR (HOSHIARPUR): Spell of district conferences started with a rally at Garhshankar.

PARHO PUNJAB PARHAO PUNJAB

Baseline evaluation for Class I to V from Aug 13

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

JALANDHAR: In a bid to improve the quality of education in the state and to analyse whether the students have understood the concepts of different subjects taught to them, the Education Department will hold the baseline evaluation of maths, English, science, social science and Punjabi for students of Class I to Class V from August 13.

Hans seeks welfare schemes for safai karamcharis in dist

Hans seeks welfare schemes for safai karamcharis in dist

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

JALANDHAR: Vice-Chairman of the National Safai Sewak Commission Hans Raj Hans on Saturday asked the district administration to evolve a proper mechanism by introducing new welfare schemes to safeguard the interests of safai sewaks in the district.

14-member UK delegation visits sports goods unit

14-member UK delegation visits sports goods unit

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

JALANDHAR: A 14-member delegation of youth from the UK, at present on a visit to the state under the state government’s ‘Connect to Your Roots’ (CYR) scheme, on Saturday visited a sports good manufacturing unit in the city.

Govt has failed to fulfil its promises, say traders

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of a traders’ forum said they wanted ‘lokraj’ and not ‘danda raj’ under the Congress-led state government during a meeting here on Saturday.

Woman among four arrested with 5-kg opium, heroin

Woman among four arrested with 5-kg opium, heroin

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

JALADHAR: The rural police on Saturday arrested four narcotic smugglers, including a woman, and recovered 5 kg of opium and 570 g of heroin from their possession.

Dinanagar terror attack martyr’s son to lead parade in city

Dinanagar terror attack martyr’s son to lead parade in city

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

JALANDHAR: Assistant Commissioner of Police (crime) Maninder Pal Singh, who is the son of Dinanagar terror attack martyr SP Baljit Singh, will lead the parade during the Independence Day function at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here this year.

Security up ahead of I-Day

Security up ahead of I-Day

12 Aug 2018 | 2:16 AM

JALANDHAR: Ahead of the 72nd Independence Day, the city railway station and the bus station have virtually turned into a fortress.

Officials throw light on DAPO programme

Officials throw light on DAPO programme

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

JALANDHAR: Commissioner of Police Praveen Kumar Sinha and Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Friday said under the Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO) programme, the district administration and Police Department would lay thrust on eradicating drugs from the localities worst affected by the curse.

School students get practical knowledge of election process

School students get practical knowledge of election process

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Under the Parho Punjab Parhao Punjab project, school teachers have started using creative and innovative techniques to make the teaching and learning process interesting and effective.

Budding artists showcase talentANNUAL ART EXHIBITION

Budding artists showcase talent

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

JALANDHAR: To promote budding artists in the state, the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi had organised an exhibition to showcase exquisite paintings and handcrafts during its Annual Art Exhibition 2018 at the Satya Paul Art Gallery located in Virsa -Vihar.

Air Force music band performs at CT Institute

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

JALANDHAR: For the first time in Punjab, 21 members of the Indian Air Force, Adampur, musical band performed patriotic songs in an auditorium at the CT Group of Institutions, Shahpur campus, to mark 72nd Independence Day.

BEHBAL KALAN, BARGARI FIRINGS

Govt shielding culprits, allege Sikh organisations

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of various Sikh organisations condemned the lack of action against the culprits of the Bargari and Behbal Kalan desecration incidents.

Man ‘assaults’ sister over family dispute

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

PHAGWARA: Surinder Kaur, a resident of Phagwara and wife of a medal-winning Inspector Surinder Singh Parmar, posted in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar is running pillar to post to get justice in a family dispute case.

Panchayat unions’ strike enters Day 15

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

PHAGWARA: On a call given by the state union, the staff belonging to the Panchayat Samiti and Panchayat Secretaries Union continued their strike for the 15th day on Friday.

Rs 2.69-lakh fine imposed on 26 food outlets

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

NAWANSHAHR: The court of Amrit Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), who is also the adjudicating officer of SBS Nagar, has imposed a fine of Rs 2.69 lakh on 26 food outlets for allegedly selling sub-standard or misbranded food items.

Forest officer to be cremated on arrival of son from Canada

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The body of the forest range officer Vijay Kumar, (who went missing on August 5) recovered from the forest on Thursday, was handed over to the kin after post-mortem.

WAR ON DRUGS

Special task force to launch ‘Buddy Group’ to fight drugs

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

JALANDHAR: Gearing up for a peer support and counselling group in schools and colleges of the district in the form of a buddy programme, to tackle drug abuse, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police Praveen Kumar Sinha on Friday asked all educational institutes to form a “buddy group” in their respective institutes by August 13.

Tanda youth dies of heart attack in US

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

A youth from Rada village in Tanda block died of heart attack in the US on Friday.

Report suggests anomalies in blood bank’s working

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

JALANDHAR: The report of the Health Department has found glaring anomalies in the functioning of the blood bank, looked after by NGO Rakt Vahini, at Gulab Devi Hospital.

Ghana citizen among two arrested for drug peddling

Ghana citizen among two arrested for drug peddling

11 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

JALANDHAR: The local police arrested two persons, including a Ghana citizen, on the charge of drug peddling on Friday.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...

Spate of deaths rattle city

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: An 18-year-old boy’s body was found floating in the Sutlej between Majara Kalan and Talwandi Kalan. The police have registered a murder case against unidentified persons.

12-year-old found hanging at home, kin suspect murder

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: A 12-year-old boy was found hanging at his house on Tibba Road on Wednesday evening.

Migrant hacked to death at his home

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: A 45-year-old migrant was hacked to death at his residence in Durga Colony, Dhandari.

I-Day fervour: Spirit of patriotism comes alive

I-Day fervour: Spirit of patriotism comes alive

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: Dressed in the colours of the Tricolour, students of different schools performed on several patriotic songs during the state-level Independence Day function held at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Wednesday.

Citizens remember their rendezvous with the stalwartIN MEMORANDUM

Citizens remember their rendezvous with the stalwart

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

Dr Ravinder Vatsyayan, a city based Ayurvedacharya, was so influenced by Vajpayee’s oratorical skills, that he would bunk classes whenever he would visit the city.

Two killed in mishap in Samrala

Two killed in mishap in Samrala

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

SAMRALA: Two youths died, while one was injured in a road accident near Neelon Bridge on Wednesday night.

2 brothers' death mystery:Kin accuse cops of inaction

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: After the bodies of two brothers were found floating in the Sidhwan Canal on August 14, the kin, suspecting murder, gathered outside a mosque in Sunet village and demanded the arrest of the persons involved behind the crime on Thursday.

Fire at Civil Hospital OPD

Fire at Civil Hospital OPD

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: A fire broke out at the Out Patient Department (OPD) of the Civil Hospital on Thursday.

United colours of independence

United colours of independence

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: Schools were abuzz with patriotic fervour as students celebrated 72nd Independence Day with great zeal.

Bags, homework take toll, schools openly flout High Court’s orders

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had sought action taken report on the compliance of the Madras High Court orders from the state governments/UT Administration.

‘Irrigation system, fertile soil boost onion produce’

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: Onion is an indispensible food article and thus possesses prime position among vegetables.

PAU’s research scholars bring laurels

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: Arvind Kumar Baswal, a PhD student at the Department of Fruit Science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), attended summer school training course on ‘Pre-harvest and post-harvest physiology of temperate fruit crops’, organised by the International Society of Horticultural Sciences , German Academic Exchange Service at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, from July 22 to August 4.

CM gives function a miss, opposition leaders fumeMARTYRDOM DAY OF KARNAIL SINGH ISSRU

CM gives function a miss, opposition leaders fume

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

ISSRU (LUDHIANA): The Congress government organised a state-level function in the memory of martyr Karnail Singh Issru at Issru village.

Will build alliance to oust BJP: Left

Will build alliance to oust BJP: Left

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

Ludhiana: CPI and CPM leaders slammed the Centre during a function at Issru on Wednesday.

Cultural events mark I-Day celebrations in Ahmedgarh

Cultural events mark I-Day celebrations in Ahmedgarh

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated with fervour in the town and surrounding localities despite intermittent showers on Wednesday.

Schedule of several trains revised

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: With the introduction of new time table of the Northern Railways from August 15, 2018, arrival and departure time of many trains passing through the city have changed.

INTER-DIST CRICKET TOURNEY FOR FC MITTAL TROPHY

Manan hits ton, Chandigarh pip host Ludhiana by five wkts

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: A fine century by Manan Vohra (107) and an equally valuable contribution of 58 runs by Amit Prashar steered Chandigarh to a comfortable victory by five wickets against hosts Ludhiana in a match in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the FC Mittal Trophy, played at the Jathedar Santokh Singh Margind Sewa Committee, Cricket Stadium, Dulay village, near here, on Wednesday.

Badminton tourney: Arnam, Rajveer score facile victories

Badminton tourney: Arnam, Rajveer score facile victories

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: Arnam Jain, the silver medal winner in the recently concluded Sub-Junior Punjab State Ranking Badminton Championship at Jalandhar, and Rajveer scored facile wins in their respective second-round matches in the Sub-Junior Ludhiana District Badminton Tournament that commenced at Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Stadium, on Thursday.

Factory workers to hold protest on Aug 20

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: Workers under the banner of Karkhana Mazdoor Union will hold a protest outside the Labour Department on August 20.

COLLEGE NOTES

Industrial visit organised

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

The Arya College organised an industrial trip for MCom students to Mrs Bector''s Cremica Food Industries Ltd. Fifty students were taken to the biscuit manufacturing unit and were explained about various procedures.

SNIPPETS

All educational institutes to remain shut

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

Ludhiana: All educational institutes and government offices/ boards/ corporations have been asked to remain shut on August 17, as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday, an official statement released by the office of the Chief Secretary to Government of Punjab said.

SNIPPETS

Dr Alag to be honoured

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

Ludhiana: Eminent scholar and writer Sarup Singh Alag will be honoured at Shri Akal Takht on August 24 for his meritorious services rendered to humanity in the past five decades.

BRIEFLY

13-year-old girl missing

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

Ludhiana: A 13-year-old girl went missing under mysterious conditions.

Judo trials tomorrow

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

Ludhiana: The trials for the selection of Ludhiana district sub-junior judo teams will be held on August 16 at Guru Nanak Stadium from 5 pm.

Another feat by badminton prodigy Lakshay

Another feat by badminton prodigy Lakshay

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Badminton prodigy Lakshay Sharma gave another stupendous performance when he wrapped up two gold medals while Arnam Jain annexed one gold and a silver medal in the Sub-Junior Punjab State Ranking Badminton Tournament held in Jalandhar on August 12.

Pilgrims on a mission to eradicate social evils

Pilgrims on a mission to eradicate social evils

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: With the intent to seek peace, tranquility and prosperity in the region, pilgrims left for the Naina Devi shrine after participating in the shobha yatra held in the town.

2 theft cases reported

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

When the city police are already groping in the dark in a major theft case involving a Nepalese servant at Gurdev Nagar, two more theft cases were reported and the police were yet to find any clue about the thieves.

Emerging contaminants of water discussed

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana Chapter of the Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS) organised the 16th Dr RR Agarwal Memorial Lecture on Tuesday which was delivered by Dr Kuldip Kumar, Senior Environmental Soil Scientist, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, US.

Speakers stress on building drug-free society

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: On the eve of Independence Day, an inter-college declamation contest was held on Tuesday on the theme “Drug Abuse: Say yes to life and no to drugs” at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

Boy jumps into water tank, rescued by police

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: A police team saved the life of a 14-year-old Nepali boy who climbed on a water tank and jumped into a 20-feet empty tank, near Ishmeet Chowk, Model Town, to catch pigeons. The boy has been identified as Sham.

COLLEGE NOTES

I-Day celebrated with fervour

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

Ludhiana: The Student Chapter of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan campus, organised a talent hunt programme as part of Independence Day celebrations.

‘In-situ residue management essential’

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr JS Mahal, Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University while addressing scientists of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) said in-situ residue management is vital for sustainability of agriculture.

Sci-fair gives fillip to scientific ideas

Sci-fair gives fillip to scientific ideas

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Students from schools showcased their scientific skills and abilities at a science fair organised under “Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab” project at the Government Senior Secondary School, Cemetery Road on Tuesday.

Teej celebrated at PCTE

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

Ludhiana: Punjab College of Technical Education organised a cultural event ‘Rangeela gabru and soni mutiyaar’ competition to celebrate Teej and bring students closer to their culture.

‘Remote sensing vital for growth’

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: On the occasion of National Remote Sensing Day-2018, a national workshop on ‘Popularisation of remote sensing amongst school children’ was jointly organised by the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) and Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC) at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana.

PAU inks pact to end stubble menace

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Aiming at checking stubble burning meance in the state, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, inked a memorandum of agreement (MoAs) with five companies.

Bodies of two brothers found in canal

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: The bodies of two brothers were found floating in the canal near Badewal.

Khaira’s photo smudged

Khaira’s photo smudged

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

ISSRU (KHANNA): Controversy arises at Issru on Tuesday when some unidentified persons blackened Sukhpal Singh Khaira’s photo on a flax board that was installed by his supporters on the eve of martyrdom day of martyr Karnail Singh Issru.

DC urged to reopen de-addiction centres

DC urged to reopen de-addiction centres

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Inderjeet Singh from Dr Kotnis Hospital along with members of other NGOs on Tuesday submitted a suggestion letter to Deputy Commissioner through General Assistant Apinder Singh Malhi regarding re-opening of drug de-addiction centres in the state.

Spurt in sale of khadi products

Spurt in sale of khadi products

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: With Independence Day on Wednesday, the sale of Khadi products has gone up. People are buying khadi kurtas, caps, jackets and the Tricolour made of khadi will also be hoisted at different places.

Food safety officials inspect dairies, eateries in AhmedgarhTANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION

Food safety officials inspect dairies, eateries in Ahmedgarh

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Continuing their pursuit under the Tandarust Punjab Mission, officials of the food safety and dairy departments conducted inspection at eateries and dairies of the town and surrounding localities.

Hues of patriotism take centre stage

Hues of patriotism take centre stage

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

Ludhiana: Over 40 schools collaborated to send Independence Day greetings and thank you cards to the Indian Armed Forces. In total over 36,500 cards were sent to bravehearts, especially the ones stationed at border in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

TB patients up by 50% at Civil Hospital

TB patients up by 50% at Civil Hospital

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: After the government made it mandatory for doctors, hospitals and chemists to upload information regarding the TB patients, the number of referral patients coming to the Civil Hospital has increased by more than 50 per cent.

Plot allottees seek CM’s intervention

Plot allottees seek CM’s intervention

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Allottees of residential plots in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar have sought the intervention of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in the alleged failure of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) to ensure the area’s development.

Illegal foreign currency worth Rs51 lakh seized

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

KHANNA: The police have seized illegal foreign currency worth about Rs 51 lakh at a naka on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana road.

Woman booked for abetment of suicide

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: The Basti Jodhewal police have booked a woman for abetting suicide by her husband.

Retired, but not tired, Bangia lives each day to fullest

Retired, but not tired, Bangia lives each day to fullest

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: It is never too late to celebrate life.

Pak flag, balloons cause flutter at Durga Puri

Pak flag, balloons cause flutter at Durga Puri

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Residents of Durga Puri, Haibowal, got curious when they noticed white and green balloons stuck in wires on Tuesday evening.

Industry draws a blank, Capt makes no major announcement

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: High hopes of industrialists from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s visit to the city were shattered as no concrete announcement was made by him for industry.

CM opens state’s 1st smart school

CM opens state’s 1st smart school

15 Aug 2018 | 1:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh inaugurated the Smart School project and 10KW Solar Net Metering project at Government Smart School, PAU, in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

BRIEFLY

Life term for rape case convict

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

Ludhiana: Additional Sessions Judge Sonia Kinra has convicted Magnu (40), alias Rana, a resident of New Subhash Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, on the charge of raping an 11-yr-old girl.

SCHOOL NOTES

Events mark I-Day celebrations

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

Ludhiana: Students of DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, celebrated Independence Day.

Drug de-addiction centre upgraded

Drug de-addiction centre upgraded

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: The drug de-addiction centre at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital has been upgraded under the Tandarust Punjab mission.

Ludhiana stitches up easy win over BathindaINTER-DISTRICT CRICKET TOURNAMENT FOR FC MITTAL TROPHY

Ludhiana stitches up easy win over Bathinda

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosts Ludhiana scripted an easy win by five wickets against Bathinda in the second match in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the FC Mittal Trophy, played at the Jathedar Santokh Singh Margind Sewa Committee, Cricket Stadium, Dulay village, near here, on Monday.

Two booked for duping youngster of Rs 3 lakh

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have booked two brothers for allegedly duping a youth of Rs3 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.

SAI centre celebrates Int’l Youth Day

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: August 12 is celebrated as International Youth Day throughout the world.

Kin seek landlord’s arrestSUICIDE BY TEA VENDOR

Kin seek landlord’s arrest

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Family and relatives of the tea vendor, who committed suicide at his home on Saturday night, staged a protest at Bhaiwala Chowk on Monday and sought immediate arrest of the landlord of the victim’s shop for abetting the suicide.

Rain makes garbage dump a health hazard

Rain makes garbage dump a health hazard

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: With rainy season having set in, a serious health hazard facing residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar – a colony developed and maintained by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) —has multiplied manifold due to the presence of an unkempt garbage dump.

‘Social activists should spread awareness about scholarships’

‘Social activists should spread awareness about scholarships’

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

PAYAL: Having penned down half a dozen books on human rights and research methodology, Dr Shveta Dhaliwal, Director, South Asia Service Region (CTRLD) Consortium for Teaching Research and Learning Department, US, aims to start a helpline and a coordinated programme for updating educated youth on various avenues of research career on a global map.

Will not let Pak disturb peace in Punjab: MLA

Will not let Pak disturb peace in Punjab: MLA

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu said, “We will not let Pakistan agencies working on the signals of ISI to disturb the peace and security of Punjab.

PNB employees protest against management

PNB employees protest against management

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: A protest was held by members of the Punjab National Bank Officers’ Association and PNB Employees’ Federation against the top management here on Monday against its “arbitrary” attitude.

Issru all set to pay tributes to martyr Karnail

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

KHANNA: All arrangements have been completed for the state-level function to be held at Issru village to pay tributes to Karnail Singh Issru, first martyr of the Goa Liberation Movement, on August 15.

INIFD students celebrate Teej

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA:Students of the Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) celebrated Teej with great fervour.

MCPI (U) lashes out at state govt, Centre

MCPI (U) lashes out at state govt, Centre

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

DORAHA: Members of the Marxist Communist Party of India (United) lashed out at both the Centre and the state government during the sixth delegate session at KK Kaushal Memorial Bawan, Doraha, on Monday.

Mobile snatchers on prowl at city rly station

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: People visiting the Ludhiana railway station need to be alert as the station has witnessed a sudden spurt in snatching incidents over the past few weeks.

Spanish, French fever grips youngsters

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Pay a close attention to kid’s conversation and chances are you won’t be able to understand them.

CBSE’s green, clean drive kicks off

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked school heads to observe “Swachhata Pakhwada” from September 1 to 15 and Mission Green Schools till August 17.

Anti-rabies camp at vet varsity today

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: The Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, in collaboration with the McMaster University’s Pre-Veterinary Club in Hamilton, Canada, will be organising ‘Anti-rabies and deworming’ camp on August 14 at the Small Animal Clinic, Hospital Complex, GADVASU.

Students pledge drug-free Punjab

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

KHANNA: Students of the Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, Khanna, observed International Youth Day on Monday.

Errant? Promotions, pay rise at risk

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: With a rationale to induce discipline in staff deputed at government school and at the Education Department’s offices, Education Secretary Krishan Kumar has delegated powers to school heads and other subordinate authorities to take disciplinary proceedings under Rule 10 of the Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rule 1970 against delinquent staff.

Govt College (East) starts sans building

Govt College (East) starts sans building

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: First session of Government College (East) began on Monday at a community centre as the construction of college building is yet to start.

Servants steal Rs 10 lakh, gold

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: In yet another incident of theft by domestic help, two natives of Nepal allegedly stole Rs 10 lakh in cash and gold jewellery from a house at Kadian village located on the outskirts of Ludhiana on Saturday.

LIP councillors stage protest at Zone-A office

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: A group of Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) councillors staged a protest against Joint Commissioner-cum-Zonal Commissioner Kulpreet Singh at the Zone A office on Monday.

Youth caught stealing Gutka Sahib

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have arrested a man for allegedly trying to steal Gutka Sahib from a gurdwara in Jagraon on Monday.

Bains stands up for vendors

Bains stands up for vendors

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Lok Insaaf Party chief and MLA from Atam Nagar constituency Simarjit Singh Bains has demanded a reduction in the fee levied on vending.

MC tells web firm to close mobile app for complaints

14 Aug 2018 | 1:46 AM

LUDHIANA: Residents would no longer be able to file their complaints on the mobile-based application, CRAMAT as the Municipal Corporation has ordered the company to close its web portal.

SNIPPETS

One arrested for sand mining

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

Ludhiana: The Salem Tabri police seized four tractor-trailers and nabbed one person on the charge of illegal mining. The person has been identified as Jagdish Kumar.

BRIEFLY

Factory owner booked

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

Ludhiana: The Daresi police have registered a case against the owner of Zip India Limited factory in a case in which a 25-year-old sewer man of the Municipal Corporation suffered minor burn injuries, when a washing unit allegedly released hot water into the sewer at Street Number 8 of Guru Nanak Nagar, near Jodhewal Basti, on Saturday.

City skater to be seen in action during Asian GamesCOACHSPEAKS

City skater to be seen in action during Asian Games

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Harshveer Singh Sekhon of Ludhiana will be seen in action during the 18th edition of the Asian Games slated to be held from August 18 to September 2 at Jakarta Palembang, Indonesia.

Roadways staff to wear black badges on Aug 15

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: To express their anger against the state government, the employees of Punjab Roadways have decided to wear black badges while on duty on Independence Day.

BSF Dy Commandant pens autobiography, litterateurs discuss his feat

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A discussion on “Ik Fauji di Atam Katha”, an autobiographical book, was held at Punjabi Bhawan.

Buddies all set to tackle drug menace

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The “Buddy Project” is set to be launched during the state-level Independence Day function in Ludhiana.

Dhandari Khurd residents protest as sewage overflows again

Dhandari Khurd residents protest as sewage overflows again

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: With the Municipal Corporation (MC) failing to find out a solution to choked sewers in Dhandari Khurd, residents sat on hunger strike outside Dashmesh dyeing unit.

Vending zones still a distant dream

Vending zones still a distant dream

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Despite repeated demands, street vending zones are still a distant dream for street vendors.

SMO, social clubs launch mobile van against drug abuse

SMO, social clubs launch mobile van against drug abuse

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

AHMEDGARH: Office-bearers of various social organisations and activists have vowed to associate with coordinated movement to make the state drug-free which was launched by the state government lead by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Turning rumour mongersREPORTER'S DIARY

Turning rumour mongers

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

To the disappointment of several people, many of the tech news these days are ''rumours.'' Ironically, even websites which were earlier considered trust worthy, and supposed to provide authentic information about technology, have also jumped on the ''rumour'' bandwagon, as much of the tech news is based on ''rumours''.

OPEN HOUSE COMMENT

Educate youth about selfies turning awry

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

Throwing all caution to the winds while clicking selfies is a disturbing trend that has snuffed out many young lives. Youngsters, unaware of the dangers, pose for selfies at the riskiest spots and in most precarious positions.

Mark ‘no-selfie zones’, educate kids about its sinister sideOPEN HOUSE: SELFIE DEATHS

Mark ‘no-selfie zones’, educate kids about its sinister side

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

In this social world, juveniles are always engrossed in their gadgets, clicking selfies and uploading same picture on Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram.

Blue Colour Day celebratedSCHOOL NOTES

Blue Colour Day celebrated

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

Ludhiana:Students of Ryan International School celebrated ‘Blue Colour Day’ with great enthusiasm. The day commenced with an innovative activity and students played various games and learned more about blue colour.

Workshop held on life skills

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Youth club of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines in collaboration with the United Network of Young Peacebuilder and Youth for Peace International commenced a five-day workshop on life skills to celebrate International Youth Day on Sunday.

Vet varsity breeds pangas catfish in state

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, achieved another milestone of breeding pangas catfish successfully in Punjab.

Wild grass, poor infra agonise avid readers

Wild grass, poor infra agonise avid readers

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Overgrown bushes near cafeteria, cracks in ceiling of corridors of extension library and non-functional air conditioners in reading room present a picture of neglect at the Punjab University Regional Centre (PURC), Ludhiana.

Govt school shifted to Guru’s abode

Govt school shifted to Guru’s abode

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The District Education Office has issued directions to the Government Primary School, Jagirpur, to hold classes at langar hall of a local gurdwara following the intervention of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR).

8 masked men loot cash from medical store

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Eight armed men barged into a clinic at Adarsh Nagar and looted cash and mobile phones.

Car driver runs over infant sleeping on roadside

Car driver runs over infant sleeping on roadside

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A one-year-old infant was crushed to death under the wheels of a car at Dugri on Pakhowal Road on Sunday morning.

Bikers loot merchant navy man, family at city market

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Two bike-borne robbers targeted a merchant navy man and his family at Books Market in the Kotwali area on Sunday morning and looted gold ornaments and cash.

City youth drowns taking selfie at Old Kangra khud

City youth drowns taking selfie at Old Kangra khud

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

Kangra: A 17-year pilgrim from Ludhiana drowned on Sunday in Banner Khud near Chungi at Old Kangra while taking a selfie.

Tea vendor hangs himself at home

Tea vendor hangs himself at home

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A 55-year-old tea vendor allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in South Model Gram on Saturday night.

Biker held with Rs20-cr heroin

Biker held with Rs20-cr heroin

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

KHANNA: The police have seized 4 kg of heroin worth about Rs 20 crore and arrested a biker, identified as Manpreet Singh of Hansa village, near Goindwal, in Tarn Tarn district.

City fights pollution in Buddha Nullah

City fights pollution in Buddha Nullah

13 Aug 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: It was an uncommon show of unity by Ludhianvis, that they got together to fight pollution in the district in such large numbers for the first time.

Police visit Hazoor Sahib, killer at largeTRIPLE MURDER

Police visit Hazoor Sahib, killer at large

12 Aug 2018 | 2:07 AM

LUDHIANA: The accused in a triple murder case, Rajwinder Singh, has been playing hide and seek with the police. Over a week has passed when he brutally hacked his cousin Gurvinder Kaur (52), her maternal grandson Hitik Bassi (6) and granddaughter Mandeep Singh (8) to death but his whereabouts are still a mystery for the police.

SNIPPETS

Woman raped on pretext of marriage

12 Aug 2018 | 2:07 AM

Ludhiana: The police nabbed a man who allegedly raped a girl on the pretext of marrying her. The girl met the boy on the matrimony site and they planned to get married.

Those selling spurious milk, products beware

12 Aug 2018 | 2:07 AM

LUDHIANA: In the wake of the upcoming festive season, Kahan Singh Pannu, Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab-cum-Director, Mission Tandarust Punjab, said strictest action would be taken against everyone involved in the sale of spurious and adulterated milk and milk products.

Judokas, athletes slug it outTANDARUST PUNJAB

Judokas, athletes slug it out

12 Aug 2018 | 2:07 AM

LUDHIANA: Competition in badminton at the Bhaini Sahib sub-centre, besides in judo at the multipurpose indoor hall of Guru Nanak Stadium and in athletics at the main centre of the Sports Department was held during the ongoing Tandarust Punjab Mission on Saturday.

Two held for illegal mining at Jamalpur

12 Aug 2018 | 2:07 AM

Ludhiana: The police have nabbed two persons on the charge of illegal mining. They have been identified as Avtar Singh of the Sujatwal village and Gurnam Singh of the Kasabad village.

Welfare society to improve jail’s infra

Welfare society to improve jail’s infra

12 Aug 2018 | 2:07 AM

LUDHIANA: To bring out the Central Jail Ludhiana from “infrastructural blues”, Congress MLA from East constituency, Sanjay Talwar, along with over a dozen councillors, visited the jail and met the officials there.

INTER-DISTRICT CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Rain disrupts match between Ludhiana and Patiala

12 Aug 2018 | 2:07 AM

LUDHIANA: Rain played spoilsport as the opening one-day match between Ludhiana and Patiala in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket (Senior) Tournament for the FC Mittal Trophy played on Saturday at the Jathedar Santokh Singh Margind Sewa Committee, Cricket Stadium, Dulay village, near here, remained unresolved.

MC accused of ‘harassing’ elderly couple selling lassi

12 Aug 2018 | 2:07 AM

LUDHIANA: A city-based NGO blamed the MC’s tehbazari wing for allegedly sparing tobacco shops, but pressurising an elderly couple selling ‘lassi’ to pay fine on the Keys Hotel Road.

Visually impaired up the ante

12 Aug 2018 | 2:07 AM

LUDHIANA: Visually impaired perso