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Four robberies: 6 looters identified

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The holy city witnessed four robbery and snatching incidents in the past 24 hours. The Sadar police have booked three persons — Kushpreet Kachu, Suraj Singh, alias Thandi, and Vir Singh, alias Gullu — all residents of Mustafabad, for allegedly assaulting a girl and snatching her mobile phone.

Elections end, political posters continue to deface walls in city

Elections end, political posters continue to deface walls in city

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The elections process has already ended, but the posters of political parties are still defacing a number of walls in the city.

Help make school smart, get honoured

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: District education officers will now honour school heads, members of civil society, panch (village panchayat) members and others responsible for the conversion of government schools into smart ones.

Man commits suicide, in-laws booked

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Jasdeep Singh, a resident of Anand Avenue, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

Man duped of Rs 41 lakh in Amritsar

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: A local resident, Chain Singh, has been defrauded by several persons hailing from Rajasthan, who transferred around Rs 41 lakh from his bank account to their’s.

CPM leader joins RMPI

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

TARN TARAN: Giving a jolt to the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM), its state leader Vijay Mishra, along with a number of state and local level leaders, joined the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) in presence of the latter’s general secretary Mangat Ram Pasla at a function organised here on Friday.

Durgiana Temple deodhi doors get facelift, finally

Durgiana Temple deodhi doors get facelift, finally

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The Durgiana Temple Management Committee has got repaired the main doors of ‘deodhi’, decorating it with silver, around 90 years after its installation.

Metro cities local students’ preference for higher studies

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Since the declaration of Class XII results of various boards, meritorious students have been looking forward to taking admissions to renowned educational institutions, particularly Delhi University.

Soni honours 129 principals

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: School Education Minister Om Parkash Soni on Friday honoured 129 principals in the district for recording more than 95 per cent results in the PSEB Class X and XII board exams.

Workshop for social science teachers

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: A workshop on instructional strategies for social science teachers was organised at the department of education of Guru Nanak Dev University to keep teachers abreast with the latest instructional strategies in the changing scenario.

Pact to promote bicycle tourism

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: To advocate sustainable transport in a city that has already compromised its structural heritage due to ever increasing vehicular pollution, City on Pedals, a bicycle tour startup that offers heritage tours, has collaborated with Delhi By Cycle, a similar concept-based organisation.

Modi's victory tribute to Vajpayee: Puri

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: BJP candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic victory was a tribute to the late Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and a lesson for the Congress.

Phagwara all set to face bypoll

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

PHAGWARA: After the victory of BJP candidate Som Parkash from the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat, who is also the sitting MLA from Phagwara, the town will soon face a bypoll to elect new MLA.

BRIEFLY

Victory of Modi’s vision: Chhina

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP’s senior leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina extended his congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP top brass for the historic win in the Lok Sabha elections.

1,069 postal votes rejected

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Out of 2,805 postal votes in the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, election officials rejected 1,069 ballots due to several reasons.

Surge in BJP vote in urban segments

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Though Congress candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla defeated BJP leader Hardeep Singh Puri, a glance at the data reveals that the BJP has gained in all five urban Assembly segments in terms of number of votes its candidates had got in the 2017 Assembly elections.

20 years on, Amritsar continues to elect MPs for Opposition

20 years on, Amritsar continues to elect MPs for Opposition

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Since 1999, Amritsar residents have chosen MPs having allegiance to the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

BJP’s dilemma

BJP’s dilemma

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Since the beginning of the counting of votes nationwide, the BJP and its allies had a reason to rejoice but the situation in the city was a bit different as the party workers were in a dilemma over whether or not to celebrate the occasion amid party candidate Hardeep Singh Puri losing to Congress’ Gurjeet Singh Aujla.

It’s Congress affair; lull for others

It’s Congress affair; lull for others

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Defying Modi wave that swept across the nation, Congress candidates Gurjeet Singh Aujla (Amritsar) and Jasbir Singh Dimpa (Khadoor Sahib) drubbed their opponents with a considerable margin, giving party supporters a chance to erupt into celebrations on Thursday.

Travel agent thrashed, 2 booked

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A travel agent and his employee were allegedly thrashed and kidnapped by several persons in posh Ranjit Avenue, B-Block Market, on Wednesday evening.

Theatre workshops set to begin in city

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Come summers, the annual edition of the month-long theatre workshops by prominent theatre personalities begin.

Parents seek safe school transport

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Parents of schoolchildren have urged managements to ensure proper implementation of the safe school vahan policy of the administration.

Three years after murder, wife, kin face police action

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Over a half and three years after a man went missing mysteriously, the rural police booked his wife and his relative for his abduction and murder on Wednesday.

Modi Part 2: Residents set high hopes

Modi Part 2: Residents set high hopes

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to begin his second innings with a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections, city residents feel that with a strong government at the Centre, several issues concerning the nation would be dealt with effectively.

NOTA  makes presence felt

NOTA makes presence felt

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The NOTA (None of The Above) votes in the constituency have gone up by almost three and a half times in comparison to that of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Why blame EVM, asks Puri

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

Chandigarh: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday expressed concerns over the Opposition questioning the credibility of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), saying this was for the first time that a government has gone to the people on a positive agenda

Stray animals destroy city green space

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The green spaces, under the elevated bridge, have turned into a shelter for stray animals which have not only destroyed the green belts but also cause traffic inconvenience near the Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs’ Memorial Civil hospital.

WHO course on palliative care begins

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

RITSAR: A four-day foundation course in palliative medicine for doctors and nurses, being organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in association with Sri Guru Ram Das (SGRD) University of Health Sciences, began here on Wednesday.

Awareness events mark Biodiversity Day

Awareness events mark Biodiversity Day

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Several NGOs and organisations marked the Biodiversity Day with ceremonial eco awareness programmes here on Wednesday.

Spring Dale School wins praise

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Bearing testimony to efforts being adopted by Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar, for the promotion of inclusive education in the region, a team of Global Inclusive Education Network (GIEN), which visited the school to observe its inclusive practices, expressed satisfaction over the same.

Illegal kiosk removed from Ranjit Avenue

Illegal kiosk removed from Ranjit Avenue

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The estate wing of the MC has removed a kiosk from Ranjit Avenue after receiving a complaint.

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Trees being ignored in city

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: As the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity, the city has a reason to worry as its vegetation is being ignored due to the apathetic approach of not only the government, but also residents.

Farmers accuse govt of signing RCEP trade deal

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the state Kirti Kisan Union (KKU) has criticised the Central government for allegedly signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Programme (RCEP), a free trade agreement with 16 nations.

Work begins on sports complex

Work begins on sports complex

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the lifting of the Model Code of Conduct provisions, the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) initiated the work to construct a boundary wall at the proposed sports complex site.

3 booked for Rs7-lakh fraud

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

TARN TARAN: Three persons of Noorpur Rajputan (Kapurthala) village have been booked for allegedly defrauding a villager of Rs 7 lakh.

Khalsa Academy players make it to national hockey squad

Khalsa Academy players make it to national hockey squad

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Three women players — Reet, Priyanka and Gagandeep — from the Khalsa Hockey Academy (KHA), being run under the Khalsa College Charitable Society, have been selected for the core junior Indian hockey team for women.

AAP for impartial probe as 4  workers face homicide charge

AAP for impartial probe as 4 workers face homicide charge

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the Amritsar rural police booked four AAP workers for culpable homicide following the death of a supporter of the Democratic Party of India (DPI), AAP candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal with supporters met SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal on Wednesday.

GNDU’s nationwide ranking goes up

GNDU’s nationwide ranking goes up

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The WEEK-Hansa Research Best University Survey 2019 has placed Guru Nanak Dev University at seventh rank in North Zone Multi-Disciplinary Universities and at 14th rank in the All India Multi-Disciplinary Universities.

58 eligible transgenders, only 4 actual voters

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The district has 58 transgender voters but only four of them turned out to exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls held on May 19.

Fourth arrest in spying case

Fourth arrest in spying case

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have made another arrest in connection with the spying case in which an Army man was arrested for spying for Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and drug smugglers.

BRIEFLY

Trains cancelled

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Passengers will be inconvenienced as the railway department has cancelled the run of 14650 Amritsar-Jaynagar Saryu Yamuna Express train on May 22 and the 14649 Jaynagar-Amritsar Saryu Yamuna Express train on May 24.

Miscreants snatch bag containing Rs 1.43 lakh

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

TARN TARAN: Four bike-borne miscreants snatched a bag containing Rs 1,43,301 from an employee of a private finance company on Monday noon near Shaheed village, 35 km from here.

Meritorious schools’ counselling from May 27

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: The counselling for admission in meritorious schools will begin from May 27. The district education officers have been instructed to ensure counselling as per the directions of the Education Department.

Student vows to promote eco-friendly pencils

Student vows to promote eco-friendly pencils

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: With a challenge to aware one lakh school students to adopt the recycled pencils, Aniruddh Arora, a student of class XII, has been attending awareness sessions in schools.

Anti-Terrorism Day observed

Anti-Terrorism Day observed

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration observed Anti-Terrorism Day here on Tuesday. Officials of the district administration pledged to fight against terrorism. Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh Dhillon addressed the gathering.

Academy holds workshops to preserve folk art

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Sangeet Natak Academy has been working to document and in the process, promote several dying folk art genres in the state.

‘Amritsar Chandigarh Amritsar’ to hit cinemas on May 24

‘Amritsar Chandigarh Amritsar’ to hit cinemas on May 24

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Chandigarh has for long enjoyed a firang status among Punjabis within the state, especially the girls from City beautiful, who have been muse to numerous Punjabi songs dedicated in their praise.

Farmers gain as Milkfed hikes procurement rate by Rs 20

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (Milkfed), which is selling over 26 milk and milk products under the brand name Verka, on Tuesday hiked the procurement rate of one kg buffalo milk fat by Rs 20 per kg to Rs 600 to dairy farmers.

Change in Moti Lal library timings hits readership

Change in Moti Lal library timings hits readership

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Adverse timing of opening and closing of Moti Lal Nehru Library at Town Hall was the prime reason of its dwindling number of subscribers and its shifting will bring down the curtain for thousands of young students residing in the walled city.

Fake EVM tampering videos spark security concerns

Fake EVM tampering videos spark security concerns

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Fake videos and news about the tampering, shifting and ferrying of the EVM machines, on social media, has been creating nuisance for the administration. Under the influence of fake propaganda against the EVMs and VVPAT, rumours of tampering in the strong rooms have been doing the rounds.

Celebrations, dismissals mark exit poll results

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: With the exit polls having surfaced, the main contestants and their party leaders aired different views. BJP state President Shwait Malik said the NDA government rule had bolstered the progress of the country and prevented the scams which had been witnessed in the previous UPA rules.

Admn gears up for counting of votes

Admn gears up for counting of votes

22 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMRITSAR: Preparations are on at the nine counting centres designated for counting of votes polled on May 19. The counting will commence on May 23 and the district administration officials are conducting meetings with the staff and presiding officials to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day.

BRIEFLY

Man nabbed near border

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

TARN TARAN: Jawans of the BSF 77th Battalion nabbed a suspicious person from the border area near Muthianwala village, 50 km from here, on Sunday.

Three caught with heroin

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

Amritsar: The Jandiala police arrested three youths while allegedly consuming heroin in a car at the bus stop of Rasoolpur village here on Sunday.

UGC seeks data on sexual harassment

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The University Grants Commission has directed all universities to send in their annual return on cases of sexual harassment as well regarding constitution of internal complaint committee on issues of gender-based violence.

Seven booked for poll violence

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

TARN TARAN: Gurmej Singh of Ghurkwind village, 40 km from here, was attacked by a group of persons when he was returning after casting his vote in the village on Sunday.

Woman ends life by hanging from ceiling fan

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A city resident, identified as Sonia of Gali Ravidasia, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan on Monday.

Check mosquito breeding to prevent dengue: Health officials

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Officials of the District Health Department conducted an inspection of water tanks and air-coolers at Civil Surgeon office to take precautions against dengue and malaria.

Vocational education need of the hour: Academicians

Vocational education need of the hour: Academicians

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

AMRITSAR: City schools under CBSE feel that vocational education is the need of the hour, aims to prepare students for a specific profession.

Pingalwara’s first-time 
voters seek better future

Pingalwara’s first-time voters seek better future

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Like every first-time voter, the wards of Pingalwara home for special children and other inmates were excited to get inked, to push the button on EVMs that they had heard about during voter awareness sessions, to be part of the electoral mandate.

Minor sodomised

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth was booked for allegedly sodomising an 11-year-old boy here on Sunday.

Advocate thrashed, ASI faces suspension

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

AMRITSAR: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Chaman Lal, has been placed under suspension for allegedly thrashing an advocate following a minor road mishap.

Three-tier security arrangements for EVM strongrooms

Three-tier security arrangements for EVM strongrooms

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

AMRITSAR: High security arrangements have been made around the strong rooms and counting centres where electronic voting machines (EVMs) and VVPAT machines, sealed with the fate of over two dozen contestants for the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, have been kept.

... also in Tarn Taran

... also in Tarn Taran

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

TARN TARAN: More than two months after strenuous poll canvassing, most of the candidates relaxed themselves on Monday.

Physically calm, mentally restless

Physically calm, mentally restless

21 May 2019 | 8:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the conclusion of the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections, most of the candidates and their close supporters preferred to stay home and relax.

56.35% turnout; lull in urban, border areas

56.35% turnout; lull in urban, border areas

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Out of the total voter strength of 15,00,940, only 56.35 per cent turned up at the polling stations on Sunday. The final figures may change as the aforesaid number was announced as per the compilation of data till 9 pm.

Residents see red over  non-functional ROsTARN TARAN DIARY

Residents see red over non-functional ROs

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

Amid the apathetic attitude of the authorities concerned, most of the reverse osmosis (RO) systems installed in the district have gone none functional.

Disabled hail ECI services

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Voters with disability were satisfied with the services provided by the district Election authorities.

Open up on sexual awareness : Experts

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Child rights activist Enakshi Ganguly and Ruma Purkayastha organised a special workshop for parents and teachers at Majha House as a follow-up to the workshops held a day before for youngsters on child rights, sexual abuse among children and stress-related issues.

Kids’ parks at polling booths ease out mothers

Kids’ parks at polling booths ease out mothers

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The model polling booths, set up across the city, surprised young mothers, who came with their kids to cast their votes.

Banker ends life, four booked

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A banker, Manpreet Kaur, of Ranewali village committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance late on Saturday evening.

‘Nothing new’ for some

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR/TARN TARAN: Despite the ECI urging people to come out in large numbers to use their democratic right, there were many who went about their chores as usual.

Enthusiastic centenarians make kin flock to booths

Enthusiastic centenarians make kin flock to booths

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The scorching heat couldn’t deter 100-year-old Avtar Singh Chopra, who came along with his family to cast his vote in Heir village on Sunday.

Polling goes peaceful barring minor brawls

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The general elections in the holy city remained by and large peaceful barring minor skirmishes.

Political bigwigs vote, urge others to do the same

Political bigwigs vote, urge others to do the same

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Done with their poll canvassing, political leaders on Sunday were out to exercise their voting right besides urging people to do the same

Fest for first-timers

Fest for first-timers

20 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: First-time voters were thrilled after casting their votes on Sunday.

Polling staff leave, lock, stock and barrel

Polling staff leave, lock, stock and barrel

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR/TARN TARAN:The polling staff for all 1,601 booths in the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency and 878 polling stations in Tarn Taran left for their respective stations after getting electronic voting machines (EVMs), voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system and other election-related material on Saturday.

Over 7K security personnel guard district

Over 7K security personnel guard district

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 7,400 cops, including paramilitary forces, have been deputed for providing foolproof security and thwart the possibility of any untoward incident during the Lok Sabha elections in the district.

Dramatist remembered

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Remembering the queen of ‘nautanki’ (drama) theatre, Padma Shree Gulab Bai, the first female artiste of the opera theatre genre in India, Virsa Vihar hosted a discussion on playwright Atamjit’s play ‘Guachi nadi da geet’ (Song on lost river) based on the life of Gulab Bai.

Private firm accused of evading tax

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A local resident has accused a private firm of manufacturing water meters in an illegal manner, causing losses to the exchequer by evading tax worth crores of rupees.

Sanitary inspector held for taking bribe

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Vigilance Bureau has nabbed a health employee, identified as Iqbal Singh, for corruption.

One held for stealing wheat

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

TARN TARAN: The Kacha Pakka police have arrested a person for allegedly stealing wheat and rice bags from godowns of government procurement agencies.

Ex-policeman loses Rs 50K to phisher

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A former cop, identified as Dharampal, has lost Rs 50,000 to a swindler who tricked the victim into giving details of his ATM card and later transferred money from his bank account.

Government school admissions surge

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The enrolment drive of the government schools has managed to increase the number of admissions this time as compared to that of the last year.

Chawla for re-test

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Former health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla, in a press statement issued on Saturday, expressed her displeasure over the results of the entrance examination held recently for admissions to Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students.

UK Queen’s Order awardee visits city

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Renowned agriculture scientist and UK Queen’s Order winner Prof Daljit Singh Virk visited Khalsa College, his alma mater, on Saturday.

Proposal to shift MC library opposed

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: An NGO, Amritsar Vikas Manch, has opposed the proposal regarding shifting of Pandit Motilal Nehru Municipal Library from the Town Hall to the District Courts Complex.

Workshop on child rights organised at Majha House

Workshop on child rights organised at Majha House

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: “We are living in a world where we have turned children into products as their worth is defined by their performance in academics.

11 pink booths set up

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A day before the Lok Sabha elections in the constituency, electoral officials issued the list of already earmarked 11 pink polling booths here on Saturday.

Why staff mostly hate poll duty

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Before every election, most of the government employees, who are assigned poll duties, do everything they can with all their might to get exemption from poll duties.

In a first, all Tarn Taran poll booths are model stations

In a first, all Tarn Taran poll booths are model stations

19 May 2019 | 7:12 AM

TARN TARAN: This time, all 878 polling booths in Tarn Taran district have been converted into model polling stations to make voters comfortable and encourage them to turn up in large numbers for exercising their right to franchise.

BRIEFLY

Man crushed to death

19 May 2019 | 6:56 AM

Lucknow: On the eve of the final phase of polling, SP national president Akhilesh Yadav has expressed doubts over the possibility of fair elections in Varanasi and Gorakhpur.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
SAD councillor’s husband attacked

SAD councillor’s husband attacked

25 May 2019 | 8:12 AM

BATHINDA: The husband of a SAD councillor was attacked by a medical store owner here on Friday.

LS results set alarm bells ringing for Manpreet

25 May 2019 | 8:12 AM

BATHINDA: The results of the Bathinda Lok Sabha elections have set alarm bells ringing for Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal as Congress candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Warring trailed by 3,743 votes from his Bathinda (Urban) constituency.

Over 3K votes for Akali Dal in epicentre of sacrilege protests

25 May 2019 | 8:12 AM

FARIDKOT: Though the SAD-BJP candidate suffered an electoral debacle in the Bargari area where sacrilege and consequent police firing incidents were reported, Gulzar Singh Ranike managed to mark his presence in the Lok Sabha elections here.

Talwandi Sabo clash: 3 Akali workers hurt

Talwandi Sabo clash: 3 Akali workers hurt

25 May 2019 | 8:12 AM

BATHINDA: Three SAD workers were injured in a clash that took place among Akali Dal and Congress workers at Malkana village in Talwandi Sabo on Thursday night.

Warring lost, but Congress workers in Lambi still happy

25 May 2019 | 8:12 AM

LAMBI: Though Congress candidate from the Bathinda parliamentary constituency Amrinder Singh Raja Warring lost to SAD’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Congress workers in Lambi have got a reason to smile.

Assn condemns custodial death of youth

25 May 2019 | 8:12 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Association For Democratic Rights (AFDR) on Friday condemned the custodial death of Jaspal Singh of Faridkot.

Warring thanks voters for support in polls

Warring thanks voters for support in polls

25 May 2019 | 8:12 AM

BATHINDA:Gidderbaha MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, who unsuccessfully contested against Harsimrat Badal from Bathinda, on Friday said, “We will analysis the reason for the defeat.

BRIEFLY

Firing in Gidder village, 5 booked

25 May 2019 | 8:12 AM

BATHINDA: A firing incident was reported from Gidder village in the Nathana block in the district.

Years on, roads at Industrial Growth Centre remain in bad condition

Years on, roads at Industrial Growth Centre remain in bad condition

24 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Commuters here are an inconvenienced lot as the condition of roads at the Industrial Growth Centre (IGC) has been very poor over the years, thanks to the apathetic attitude of the authorities concerned.

Awareness camp against use of tobacco products conducted

Awareness camp against use of tobacco products conducted

24 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: An awareness camp on health education was organised by the District Health Department at Parasram Nagar on here Thursday.

Independent candidates polled 25,404 votes

Independent candidates polled 25,404 votes

24 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Independent candidates from the Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency together polled 25,404 votes as 14 Independent candidates were in the fray.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

City witnesses three-fold increase in NOTA votes

24 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: The number of voters who opted for NOTA (none of the above) in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections saw a significant rise as compared to the previous LS elections.

Party ahead in Muktsar Assembly segments

24 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

MUKTSAR: The SAD took a lead in all four Assembly constituencies falling in Muktsar, which is the home district of the Badals.

SAD celebrations start with Harsimrat lead

SAD celebrations start with Harsimrat lead

24 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

BADAL (MUKTSAR): At 1.

AAP’s 2014 appeal fades in Faridkot

AAP’s 2014 appeal fades in Faridkot

24 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

FARIDKOT: Prof Sadhu Singh of AAP, who won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Faridkot by a huge margin of 1,72,516 votes, managed to bag only 1,14,610 votes this time, finishing third.

Congress trails in Bathinda (Urban)

24 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Congress suffered a major setback in the city as the SAD bagged a lead of 3,743 votes.

Finally, Harsimrat has the last laughLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Finally, Harsimrat has the last laugh

24 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: In a neck-and-neck contest, SAD candidate from the Bathinda parliamentary constituency Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday defeated Congress candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Warring by a margin of 21,772 votes, becoming the first MP to represent the constituency in Parliament for third time in a row.

IN BRIEF

One held for sex determination

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

Muktsar: The Muktsar police have arrested a resident of Burj Sidhwan village in Malout subdivision for allegedly running a sex determination racket.

Seminar on ‘Parents’ involvement in education’ ends

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

BATHINDA: A two-day seminar on “Parents’ involvement in education” (PIE), organized jointly by Delhi Public School and Socio-Economic Welfare Society, New Delhi, concluded here on Wednesday.

Biodiversity is vital for human health: VC

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

BATHINDA: Faculty members of the department of environment science and technology organised a special programme to celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity at Central University of Punjab here on Wednesday.

Platform Nos. 1, 2 sans lifts, ramps

Platform Nos. 1, 2 sans lifts, ramps

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

BATHINDA: Passengers, including persons with disabilities (PwDs) and elderly, face a lot of tough time in the absence of any lift and ramp on platform Nos.

City residents peeved as MC vans not picking up garbage

City residents peeved as MC vans not picking up garbage

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

BATHINDA: Residents from different areas in the city have said that the Municipal Corporation-run garbage collection mini pick-up vans have not been picking up garbage from their houses for a long time.

Prevention better than cure, Health Dept tells residents

Prevention better than cure, Health Dept tells residents

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

BATHINDA: Inspection teams of the Health Department found three larvae of Aedes mosquito (dengue) from different locations in the city recently.

70 SAD workers booked for disrupting traffic in Goniana

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked 70 SAD workers for disrupting traffic by blocking a road in Goniana Mandi.

Over 600 stubble-burning cases reported from dist

Over 600 stubble-burning cases reported from dist

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

BATHINDA: Despite efforts of the district administration and the Agriculture Department to create awareness about the ill-effects of stubble burning, a total of 607 such cases have been reported from Bathinda district in this harvesting season.

Warring maintains distance from row over Sidhu’s remarks

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

MUKTSAR: As the voices against Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu are growing louder in the state Congress over his veiled attack on Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh while campaigning for party nominee from Bathinda Parliamentary constituency Amrinder Singh Raja Warring on May 17, the latter has maintained a distance from the ongoing controversy.

Battle of ballot unfolds todayLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Battle of ballot unfolds today

23 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

BATHINDA: The stage is set for the counting of votes at the high-profile Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency which witnessed an exciting battle of ballots between two-time SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Congress’ Gidderbaha MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring.

Farmers to protest wheat rate cut over ‘low quality’

Farmers to protest wheat rate cut over ‘low quality’

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

BATHINDA: Taking great exception to the state government’s decision to reduce rates of wheat produce citing low quality by Rs 4.60 per quintal (from Rs 1,840 to Rs 1,836), BKU Sidhupur members on Tuesday threatened to start continuous protests at the FCI regional office in Ferozepur district from May 28.

All arrangements in place for counting: Mansa DEO

All arrangements in place for counting: Mansa DEO

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

BATHINDA: Presiding over a meeting, District Election Officer of Mansa Apneet Riyait on Tuesday said all arrangements had been made for the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections in Mansa.

3,000 meritorious students felicitated

3,000 meritorious students felicitated

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

BATHINDA: Meritorious students from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan were felicitated during the BFGI Academic Achievers Award-2019 organised at Baba Farid Group of Institutions here on Tuesday.

12-day capacity-building programme ends

12-day capacity-building programme ends

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

BATHINDA: A 12-day special capacity-building programme for social science faculty members concluded at Central University of Punjab here on Tuesday.

Rajiv Gandhi’s 28th death anniversary observed

Rajiv Gandhi’s 28th death anniversary observed

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the District Congress Committee observed the 28th death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi here on Tuesday.

Khaira lauds Navjot Sidhu for ‘friendly match’ remarks

Khaira lauds Navjot Sidhu for ‘friendly match’ remarks

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

BATHINDA: Lauding Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for his “friendly match” jibe and taking a stand against two major political parties in the state, PDA candidate from Bathinda Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday said, “During the SAD government, Capt Amarinder Singh was given a clean chit in the Ludhiana City Centre scam.

Three more cases of poll violence reported

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

BATHINDA: The police have registered three more cases of poll violence in Bathinda district.

After voting, nominees claim their win

After voting, nominees claim their win

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

MUKTSAR: After voting for the Lok Sabha elections, SAD chief and party candidate from Ferozepur Sukhbir Singh Badal and his wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal look confident about their victory.

PWD employees seek pending salaries

PWD employees seek pending salaries

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the PWD Field and Workshop Workers’ Union staged a protest over long-pending demands, including pending salaries, here on Tuesday.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Over 12K first-time voters cast vote in Faridkot constituency

22 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

FARIDKOT: Anxious and ambitious, as many as 12,842 first-time voters in the nine Assembly segments of the Faridkot parliamentary constituency cast their vote in this Lok Sabha elections.

Scholar presents research papers at Harvard University

Scholar presents research papers at Harvard University

21 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

BATHINDA: City-based scholar Nishant Garg (26) developed a curriculum on ‘emotional self-defence’ and presented research papers related to the subject in the Harvard College conference in the US recently.

Workshop on better parenting held

Workshop on better parenting held

21 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

BATHINDA: A workshop for parents on better parenting was organised at Delhi Public School in Bathinda on Monday.

179 fire incidents reported in past 50 days in district

21 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

BATHINDA: Around 179 fire incidents have been reported from Bathinda and its nearby areas.

10 days to vacations, students yet to get books

21 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

BATHINDA: Summer vacations are just 10 days away and students of government schools are yet to receive textbooks of eight subjects.

Two booked for making videos while casting vote

21 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

MUKTSAR: Making videos while casting their votes and putting them on the social media cost two residents of Muktsar district dear.

Doctor bites on wife’s nose over domestic dispute, booked

21 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

BATHINDA: In a case of domestic violence, a man bit on his wife’s nose, causing a severe injury to her.

Kotkapura man killed in K’taka police ‘encounter’ cremated

21 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

KOTKAPURA: Four days after a 32-year-old man of Kotkapura town was killed in a police “encounter” at Mysuru in Karnataka, he was cremated here on Monday evening.

Three-tier security in place for EVM strongrooms

Three-tier security in place for EVM strongrooms

21 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

BATHINDA: A three-tier security apparatus has been put in place to guard EVM strongrooms at PESCO and Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) in Bathinda and at Nehru Memorial College in Mansa.

Three cases of poll violence registered in Bathinda dist

21 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

BATHINDA: Three cases regarding poll violence have been registered in Bathinda district.

Police inspector commits suicide

Police inspector commits suicide

20 May 2019 | 7:41 AM

FARIDKOT: An inspector with the Faridkot police allegedly committed suicide on Sunday by shooting himself with a service AK-47 rifle in his office here.

Faridkot sees 63.2 per cent polling

20 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

FARIDKOT: The Faridkot Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday recorded 63.20 per cent polling.

At 73.9%, voter turnout dips in Bathinda

At 73.9%, voter turnout dips in Bathinda

20 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda parliamentary seat on Sunday registered a voter turnout of 73.90 per cent in this Lok Sabha elections. Last time in 2014, the constituency recorded 75 per cent polling.

BFGI to felicitate Classes X, XII meritorious students

20 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: The students who have performed well in the Classes X and XII exams during the 2018-19 academic year will be honoured at the BFGI Academic Achievers Award-2019 function to be held on May 21.

Cousins drown in Sirhind canal at Maur

20 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: Two youngsters were feared drowned while taking a bath in the Sirhind Kotla branch at Maur here on Sunday afternoon.

Hours after brain surgery, man comes to cast his vote in city

Hours after brain surgery, man comes to cast his vote in city

20 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: A 45-year-old man, Madhusudan, who was operated upon for brain haemorrhage in the early morning on Sunday, was accompanied by his family members to cast his vote.

Disabled, elderly voters left to fend for themselves

Disabled, elderly voters left to fend for themselves

20 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: Voters with disabilities were at the receiving end as there was no one to guide or attend them at many polling stations.

First-time voters seek jobs, education

First-time voters seek jobs, education

20 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: Expecting from the new government to work for creating job opportunities, providing affordable education and keeping the youth away from drugs, young voters cast their vote for the first time on Sunday.

Booth No. 118 hogs limelight in Lambi Assembly segment

Booth No. 118 hogs limelight in Lambi Assembly segment

20 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

BADAL (MUKTSAR): Whenever there is any election in the state, polling booth No. 118 at Badal village in the Lambi Assembly segment gets special attention due to a long list of VIP voters.

Stray incidents of violence reported

20 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: Barring a few incidents of violence, heated arguments and allegations of distribution of cash and liquor in some places, polling in the Bathinda parliamentary constituency remained peaceful.

IMA to provide wheelchairs to disabled on polling day

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Bathinda, will provide medical aid to voters on the polling day.

DSGMC member detained by police ahead of polling day

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Delhi Shiromani Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) member Nishan Singh has been detained by the police a day ahead of the Lok Sabha elections are to take place in Bathinda.

Lok Adalat settles 108 cases

Lok Adalat settles 108 cases

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: A Lok Adalat on Saturday settled 108 cases taken out of 326 of Rs 2,82,06,449 here.

MBA students selected for training

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Four MBA students of the Post-graduate Studies Department, Punjabi University Regional Centre (PURC), Bathinda, were selected by a reputed retail chain firm for training.

Sukhbir accused of threatening BKU (Sidhupur) membersLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Sukhbir accused of threatening BKU (Sidhupur) members

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the BKU (Sidhupur) on Saturday claimed that they have lodged a petition in the Punjab & Haryana High Court for protection and liberty after SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal had threatened them with dire consequences.

ECI suspends Excise Inspector

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Taking strong exception to the violation of the Model Code of Conduct in place for elections, the Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab, on Saturday placed Excise Inspector Gursewak Singh of the Bathinda office under suspension with immediate effect.

...throng religious places to seek blessings

...throng religious places to seek blessings

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

MUKTSAR: A day before the General Elections, some candidates today thronged religious places to pray for their victory.

Post poll din, candidates unwind

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: As the campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections ended on Friday evening, candidates heaved a sigh of relief.

Concern over absence of dummy ballot paper

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Voters raised concern over the absence of dummy ballot papers as they have to face a lot of inconvenience while casting their vote for their respective candidates.

Faridkot ready for battle of the ballot

Faridkot ready for battle of the ballot

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

FARIDKOT: For the 1,613 polling stations set up for the Faridkot Lok Sabha seat, that includes the four districts of Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar and Bathinda, the polling teams were dispatched by the District Electoral Officer Kumar Saurav Raj on Saturday.

All set for Super Sunday finale in poll ring

All set for Super Sunday finale in poll ring

19 May 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda parliamentary constituency is set for direct battle as Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) takes on Amarinder Singh Raja Warring of the Congress in a tough contest on May 19.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
PU may charge more for new admissions

PU may charge more for new admissions

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Blowing hot and cold over the probable fee hike in the coming academic session (2019-20), the authorities at Panjab University have been oscillating between extremes since March to have finally inched towards the golden mean now.

Baba’s tip to RaGa: Kapalbhati

Baba’s tip to RaGa: Kapalbhati

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Baba Ramdev has advised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to do "kapalbhati" and "anulom-vilom" post his Amethi debacle to keep himself in control.

Sector 25, Maloya went with Cong

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: From sectors to colonies and villages, and from north to south, the Modi wave was all over. The BJP candidate, Kirron Kher, maintained the lead in almost all polling booths in the city.

Skill course optional subject for humanities students

Skill course optional subject for humanities students

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: From now on, Class XI students seeking admission in the humanities stream can also opt for skill courses as well.

Fashion designing students put up exhibition-cum-sale

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Education Department organised a two-day exhibition-cum-sale of designer items prepared by Class XII students of Fashion Designing and Textile Designing of various government schools.

ART & CULTURE

Musical event a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Pracheen Kala Kendra organised a melodic Bengali music event, ‘Rabindro-Nazrul’, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam at Tagore Theatre here today.

Lecture on Nanak’s philosophy

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Delivering a lecture on ‘Universality of Guru Nanak’s Philosophy’ on Thursday, Global Thinker awardee Dr Swaraj Singh propounded “oneness” as central theme of Guru Nanak’s philosophy at the Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University.

Dental camp

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

MOHALI: Rayat Bahra Dental College and Hospital (RBDCH) organised a free dental check-up camp at Anganwadi Centre in Sahauran village, Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School (Kurali), Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School (Singhpura) and Shri Guru Nanak Model School (Majri).

Gender pay gap still high, say experts

Gender pay gap still high, say experts

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Experts during a PHD Chamber conference on ‘Women Empowerment Leveraging Gender Diversity’ today dwelled on bringing out strategic inputs to leverage gender diversity for the growth of organisations and businesses at PHD House, Sector 31 here.

Data analysis in social sciences discussed

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: On the fifth day of the seven-day national workshop on ‘Qualitative research methods in social sciences’, Prof Narender Kumar from the JNU, New Delhi, gave a discourse on exclusion, equity and social justice.

PU engg graduates to get degrees

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

Chandigarh: The graduate students of PU in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, who pursued engineering during 2018, will be donning their graduation gowns at the Degree Award Ceremony to be held tomorrow.

Manav Mangal, ZirakpurSCHOOL NOTES

Manav Mangal, Zirakpur

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

Manav Mangal Smart World held ‘Jamboree 2019’, annual class show, here on Friday. Students of kindergarten and primary wing performed in the school auditorium.

HC questions UT Admn on policy for auto drivers

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today questioned the UT Administration on policy for dealing with auto-rickshaw drivers steering clear of the rules and regulations.

Two held for firing at P’kula showroom

Two held for firing at P’kula showroom

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

PANCHKULA: The police today claimed to have arrested two persons in the firing incident at a showroom in Sector 20 here in which one person was killed while another suffered injuries on January 30 this year.

Dhawan fails to strike chord with city voters

Dhawan fails to strike chord with city voters

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

Chandigarh: The vote bank of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) shrunk in the city from 1.08 lakh votes polled to AAP candidate and Bollywood actress Gulkirat Kaur Panag in 2014 to only 13,781 votes polled to the party this time.

PANCHKULA, KALKA SEGMENTS

Indian National Lok Dal draws blank in 20 booths

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

PANCHKULA: The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), headed by Abhay Chautala, did not get even a single vote in 20 booths in two assembly segments of Panchkula and Kalka, the results of which were declared on Thursday.

Two arrested for attacking youths

Two arrested for attacking youths

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three youths have been booked in a case of assault and under the Arms Act.

Teacher, 7-year-old daughter go missing

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: A teacher of a private school in Sector 45 here, along with her daughter, went missing after the former was snubbed by the school principal for taking a mobile phone in the class on Thursday.

City BJP worker organises ‘bhandara’ to celebrate win

City BJP worker organises ‘bhandara’ to celebrate win

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: To celebrate the BJP’s win in the Lok Sabha elections, city BJP treasurer Raj Kishore organised a ‘bhandara’ in Sector 7 here.

Myntra told to pay Rs 2 lakh for charging GST on MRP

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has imposed a penalty of Rs 2 lakh on Myntra, an online store, for charging extra GST of Rs 167.88 on the MRP (inclusive of all taxes).

PPSC secretary summoned

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday summoned the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Secretary on a petition seeking quashing of a list whereby candidates for PCS (Executive Branch) were shortlisted for physical test and interview allegedly in violation of terms and conditions of the advertisement.

BMW HIT-&-RUN

Co-accused withdraws bail plea

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The co-accused in the Akansh Sen murder case withdrew his bail application today.

Five of family injured in cylinder blast in Pinjore

Five of family injured in cylinder blast in Pinjore

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

PANCHKULA: Five members of a family in Madanwala in Pinjore suffered burn injuries after the LPG cylinder in their kitchen caught fire on Friday morning.

Soon, e-disha centre at P’kula Sector 26

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula Municipal Corporation will soon set up an e-disha centre at the community centre of Sector 26, Panchkula, to facilitate the residents living in sectors across the Ghaggar

Three booked in dowry case

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have booked three members of a Chandigarh-based family on the charge of harassing and physically assaulting their daughter-in law for dowry.

Man guilty of sexually harassing minor

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Additional District and Session Judge held a 35-year-old man guilty of sexually harassing a 16-year-old girl by showing her pornographic content and committing wrong things with her.

Barring Dera Bassi, Cong leads in every segment

Barring Dera Bassi, Cong leads in every segment

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

PATIALA:The 2019 General Election result of the Patiala constituency surprised non-Congress candidates as majority of them failed to win at their own booths and even in the Assembly segments.

Govt Rajindra Hospital sans paracetamol, thermometer

Govt Rajindra Hospital sans paracetamol, thermometer

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

PATIALA:Government Rajindra Hospital, a tertiary healthcare institute, was found wanting in even basic medicines and medical material, including gloves and syringes.

Rakhi scores five in GMSSS-18 title win

Rakhi scores five in GMSSS-18 title win

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH:Striker Rakhi netted five goals as Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, grabbed the title in the State Sub-Junior Hockey Championship at the Sector 42 Sports Complex here today.

Manan’s 150 puts city in commanding position

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH:Manan Vohra came up with a brilliant 150-run innings to take Chandigarh to a comfortable position against Kapurthala in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship for Katoch Shield at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Pratyaksh, Jivitesh claim joint lead

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

Chandigarh: Local lad Pratyaksh Goel and Jivitesh Singh Sethi of Uttarakhand claimed a joint lead on the day-two of the ongoing Chandigarh Open Fide Rating Chess Championship, here today.

District swimming trials on May 27

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

MOHALI:Mohali Swimming Association (MSA) will organise trials to select district sub-junior teams at the Sector 78 Sports Complex on May 27 (9am).

IN BRIEF

Rs 80,000 stolen from gurdwara

25 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

Chandigarh: Around Rs 80,000 was stolen from the donation box of a gurdwara here. According to the police, complainant Gurdayal Singh reported that an unknown person had stolen cash from the donation box of a gurdwara in Khuda Ali Sher village on May 23.

What all saw BJP candidate through

What all saw BJP candidate through

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:BJP candidate Kirron Kher’s victory over former Union Minister and Congress nominee Pawan Kumar Bansal from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat is being considered more of a victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Lecture dwells on legacy  of scientists from Punjab

Lecture dwells on legacy of scientists from Punjab

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:A special lecture on the “Legacy of scientists of Punjab” was delivered by former Vice-Chancellor (VC), Panjab University, Prof AK Grover, at Punjabi University, here today.

Preneet Kaur wins Lok Sabha poll for fourth time

Preneet Kaur wins Lok Sabha poll for fourth time

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:Congress leaders in the city today dedicated the victory of Preneet Kaur with a record margin to Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the hard work put in by the local party cadre, who worked tirelessly for their candidate’s win.

It’s a tsunami, says Kirron

It’s a tsunami, says Kirron

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

After getting re-elected as an MP for a second term, celebrity-turned-politician Kirron Kher said it was not just a Modi wave, but a tsunami which had swept across the country.

Woman killed in road accident

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:The police have registered case against a bus driver after a woman riding pillion on a two-wheeler was killed in a road accident here in Rajpura today.

Door-to-door solid waste collection begins in six wards

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:The Municipal Corporation (MC) has begun door-to-door collection of household solid waste project in six wards of the city.

Gurpreet treble takes GMHS-25 girls into final

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gurpreet scored a hat-trick as Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 25, blanked Government Model High School, Sector 42, 4-0 in the semifinals of the State Sub-Junior Hockey Championship here on Thursday.

Sharma steers Professionals to victory

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

PANCHKULA:Radhey Sharma claimed three wickets before scoring a useful 21 to help Professionals XI register a six-wicket win over BTM Warriors in a Champions Corporate Cricket League match at the Barwala Stadium here on Thursday.

Chirag leads Haryana boys’ charge into semisU-16 TENNIS NATIONAL

Chirag leads Haryana boys’ charge into semis

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Second seeded Chirag Duhan led the charge of players from Haryana into the boys’ singles semifinals at the 13th Ramesh Desai Memorial CCI U-16 Tennis Nationals in Mumbai on Thursday.

Blame game begins after Selja’s defeat

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

PANCHKULA:The victory of BJP candidate Rattan Lal Kataria from the Ambala seat is a lesson for those Congress leaders who were thinking that their party would get a comfortable lead in colonies as well as villages.

ANANDPUR SAHIB

6,158 voters opt for NOTA in both segments

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

MOHALI:As many as 6,158 voters opted for NOTA (none of the above) in the Mohali and Kharar segments here.

Kataria’s win surprises poll pundits

Kataria’s win surprises poll pundits

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

PANCHKULA:Despite facing the anger of people of two Assembly segments of Panchkula and Kalka, sitting MP from Ambala and BJP candidate Rattan Lal Kataria won the seat by defeating Congress candidate Kumari Selja by a huge margin of over 3 lakh votes, surprising many poll pundits.

Mohali, Kharar voters played crucial role in Tewari’s victory

Mohali, Kharar voters played crucial role in Tewari’s victory

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

MOHALI:Voters of Mohali district’s two segments — Kharar and Mohali — played major role in the win of Congress candidate Manish Tewari from the Anandpur Sahib constituency.

Three held with 534 liquor boxes

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

Chandigarh: A few hours before the counting of votes began, the UT police nabbed three persons near the Colony No. 4, Industrial Area, while smuggling 534 boxes of liquor in a truck.

Passed litmus test, relieved: Tandon

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:City BJP president Sanjay Tandon today said he heaved a sigh of relief when it was confirmed that the party candidate, Kirron Kher, was on the winning side for the second time in a row.

Kher’s strategist does it again

Kher’s strategist does it again

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:MP Kirron Kher’s closest aide and political strategist Sahdev Salaria is the man who ran the show for her behind the stage this time.

Dhawan’s house wears deserted look

Dhawan’s house wears deserted look

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:AAP candidate Harmohan Dhawan’s house, which till yesterday was bustling with activity, wore a deserted look today.

40 pc rise in NOTA votes

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:This Lok Sabha poll result shows that 4,335 votes were cast for NOTA (none of the above) in the city.

‘Kamalam’ bursts into celebrations

‘Kamalam’ bursts into celebrations

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:As MP Kirron Kher started getting a major lead during the counting of votes, the city BJP office, Kamalam, went into the celebration mode in the afternoon.

Three held for beating up neighbours

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three members of a family have been arrested for thrashing their neighbours, including a woman, at Mani Majra.

Man takes poison by mistake, dies

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

LALRU:A 25-year-old man died after he accidentally consumed some poisonous substance at his house here yesterday.

Medicine mistaken for opium at counting centre

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT police were left surprised when a police official on security duty at the Sector 26 polling station made a call at the police control room to inform that opium had been recovered from a polling agent during frisking.

BMW HIT-&-RUN

Another case slapped against main accused

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:On the directions of the court, the police have registered another case against Balraj Singh Randhawa, the prime accused in the Akansh Sen murder case.

Residents count on TV for on poll trends

Residents count on TV for on poll trends

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:At the crack of dawn, city residents glued to their TV screens wishing success for the candidates they voted for.

Why city goes with nation’s mood

Why city goes with nation’s mood

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:In the previous Lok Sabha elections, the last three in particular, the City Beautiful has witnessed a voting trend of sorts.

Kher once more

Kher once more

24 May 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city also got swept away by the nationwide Modi wave as BJP candidate Kirron Kher won the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat for the second time running by defeating her nearest rival Pawan Kumar Bansal of the Congress.

India's future will be even more brighter: Anupam Kher

India's future will be even more brighter: Anupam Kher

23 May 2019 | 11:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ahead of the declaration of the Lok Sabha results, veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Thursday said India''s future would be even more brighter in this festival of democracy.

Indianness while playing name game

Indianness while playing name game

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

I found a young girl, staring at her iPad while waiting for her order at a fast food joint at an airport.

Lending a helping handIN GOOD FAITH

Lending a helping hand

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

LIFE is full of hurdles. This is not only true of us commoners but also of the great persons we revere.

Don’t allow dogs inside schoolHAVE YOUR SAY

Don’t allow dogs inside school

23 May 2019 | 7:37 AM

STRAY dogs enter the premises of Government School, Sector 34, Chandigarh, early morning daily, disrupting people performing yoga there.

IN BRIEF

Water supply

23 May 2019 | 7:35 AM

Chandigarh: Due to repair work, there will be no pumping of raw water from the Phase III and IV lines of the Kajauli waterworks to the Sector 39 waterworks.

BRIEFLY: SPORTS

Gladiators beat Knights XI

23 May 2019 | 7:26 AM

Panchkula: Zirakpur Gladiators registered a five-run win over Knights XI in a Champions Corporate Cricket League match here on Wednesday.

Junior rugby meet: Twin titles for British School

Junior rugby meet: Twin titles for British School

23 May 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:The British School, Sector 44, won both the boys’ and girls’ titles on the concluding day of the State Junior Rugby Championship at the Panjab University grounds here on Wednesday.

SUB-JUNIOR NATIONAL

Himachal girls pip Andhra in hockey quarterfinals

23 May 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Himachal beat Andhra Hockey Association 3-2 on penalties to book a place in the semifinals of the 9th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship 2019 (B Division) in Sikar, Rajasthan, on Wednesday.

Maya, Rakhi score as GGMSSS-18 win 2-0

Maya, Rakhi score as GGMSSS-18 win 2-0

23 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School (GGMSSS), Sector 18, registered a 2-0 win over Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, on the second day of the State Sub-Junior Hockey Championship here on Wednesday.

Chirag beats Eric, enters quartersU-16 TENNIS NATIONALS

Chirag beats Eric, enters quarters

23 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Second seed Chirag Duhan of Haryana registered a 6-1 6-0 win over Karnataka’s Nithilan Eric to seal a spot in the boys’ quarterfinals at the 13th Ramesh Desai Memorial U-16 Tennis Nationals in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Bhagmender keeps city ahead

Bhagmender keeps city ahead

23 May 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bhagmender Singh claimed a fifer as Chandigarh bundled out Gurdaspur for 187 runs to gain a 90-run first innings lead on the second and final day of their Katoch Shield match at the Sector 16 Stadium here on Wednesday and add three points to their kitty.

4 killed in separate mishaps

4 killed in separate mishaps

23 May 2019 | 7:19 AM

PATIALA:A 22-year-old car borne youth and a 38-year-old tractor driver were killed in a road accident on Sirhind road here on intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

High blood pressure lifestyle disease: Docs

23 May 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:The Health Department celebrated World Hypertension Day-2019 under a theme “Know your numbers” at Mata Kaushalya Hospital today.

Semi-smart underground waste bins see light of day

Semi-smart underground waste bins see light of day

23 May 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:Almost a year after semi-smart underground waste bins and compactors project was launched, the Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) has installed 36 smart bins across the city.

After suspension of colleague, doctors tread cautiouslyREFERRING PATIENTS TO PRIVATE LABS

After suspension of colleague, doctors tread cautiously

23 May 2019 | 7:16 AM

PATIALA:Suspension of Dr Harshinder Kaur has made doctors of Government Rajindra Hospital more cautious.

In whose favour will winds of victory blow?2019 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

In whose favour will winds of victory blow?

23 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

PATIALA:Amid a nationwide outcry over security of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Patiala Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer Kumar Amit said all the preparations were in place for counting votes on May 23.

34-yr-old man falls on shutter, electrocuted

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 34-year-old man was electrocuted after coming in contact with the shutter of a showroom in Sector 44 this afternoon.

Man hurt as car rams into tractor-trailer in Panchkula

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

PANCHKULA: A person suffered serious injuries after his car rammed into a tractor-trailer from behind on the Zirakpur-Kalka National Highway near Sector 2 here.

‘Find novel solutions in artificial intelligence’

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A workshop on theoretical and practical aspects of machine intelligence and deep learning, christened “Machine intelligence and deep learning: An interdisciplinary perspective,” being conducted by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), concluded here today.

Boy stalks woman in Panchkula, booked

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula police have booked an unidentified teenaged boy for stalking a 22-year-old woman.

Molestation charge against Hallo Majra man

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Hallo Majra resident has been booked for stalking and molesting a woman near a dispensary in Hallo Majra.

Man electrocuted in Zirakpur

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

ZIRAKPUR: One person was electrocuted while another suffered burn injuries after a canter came in contact with power cables in a godown area in Zirakpur.

CBI court dismisses former DSP Meena’s application in graft case

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Special CBI Court today dismissed the application filed by former Economic Offences Wing (EOW) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) RC Meena in a graft case.

Charitable clinics to the rescue of patients

Charitable clinics to the rescue of patients

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

INDIA fares poorly on the health index. With only 1% of GDP being spent on health and a shortage of six lakh doctors, we are way off the desired standards.

What the lives of martyrs tell usBROAD STROKES

What the lives of martyrs tell us

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

SHAHEEDON ki chitaon par lagenge har baras meleWatan par marne walon ka yehi baki nishan hoga.

Fellowship for IIT don

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

ROPAR: Dr Rajesh Kumar, an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, has been awarded Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology for a period of five years.

Tribune Model, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Tribune Model, Chandigarh

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

The Fine Arts Department of Tribune Model School organised a one-day art workshop for students of Class VII.

PUTA president highlights gender issues at CALEM

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The third day of the seven days national workshop on “Qualitative research methods in social sciences” with focus on the theme “Equity and social”, organised by CALEM (Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management), Department of Education, Panjab University, today held deliberations on gender issues and complexity in studying attitudes and perspectives in qualitative research.

Drama fest ‘Prerna Ke Rang Bachon Ke Sang’ concludes

Drama fest ‘Prerna Ke Rang Bachon Ke Sang’ concludes

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two day drama festival of city schools ‘Prerna Ke Rang Bachon Ke Sang,’ organised by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi (CSNA), concluded at Tagore Theatre here today.

Lecture dwells on healthcare issues

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, celebrated the Fourth Dr Parvinder Singh Memorial Award Lecture on Tuesday.

PU’s Centre for Human Rights & Duties faces severe staff crunch

PU’s Centre for Human Rights & Duties faces severe staff crunch

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Established in 2007, the Centre for Human Rights and Duties Department at Panjab University (PU) is grappling with the staff crunch with only two regular faculty members.

PU committee takes up PhD guidelines for new session

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Panjab University panel, on Wednesday, held a meeting to deliberate on the PhD guidelines for the upcoming 2019-20 academic session.

HC orders protection for woman lawyer

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered protection for a woman lawyer allegedly thrown out of her matrimonial home.

SECTOR 44 HEIST

Clueless, cops shift probe to gangs behind loots in region

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: To identify the armed robbers who looted a jewellery store in Sector 44 here last week, the UT police are analysing information on the gangs involved in the heists at jewellery stores in the region.

Life term to 8 in Gurjant murder case upheld

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Five years after an SAD worker was killed in Mohali following a fight during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Punjab and Haryana High Court, on the eve of the 2019 poll results, upheld the life sentence slapped on eight convicts.

CAT orders Admn to give full pay to staff during probation

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the UT Administration to pay full scale benefit to the clerks and typists who were being paid minimum pay scale during their probation period of two years.

HC seeks status report on acid sale

HC seeks status report on acid sale

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just about two months after the Punjab and Haryana High Court made clear its intent to examine whether the Supreme Court judgment against the unregulated sale of acid was being implemented meticulously in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, the Bench has called for a status report.

Can’t fly places from city, rue passengers

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Residents and businessmen in the city, who often travel across the country and abroad, find themselves inconvenienced by the lack of adequate number of flights from the Chandigarh international airport.

Three-tier security at Kharar

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

MOHALI: Three-tier security cover has been provided at Government Polytechnic College at Khunimajra village in Kharar where the counting of votes of Mohali district would take place tomorrow.

Countdown begins for Ambala seat

Countdown begins for Ambala seat

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

AMBALA: Amid apprehensions that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) could be tampered with and opposition parties keeping a strict vigil at strong rooms where EVMs are stored, all arrangements are in place for counting of votes polled for the Ambala Lok Sabha constituency at 9 centres spread across 3 districts - Ambala, Panchkula and Yamunanagar - on Thursday.

Election observers brief candidates on counting

Election observers brief candidates on counting

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: General observer for the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency Monimala Phukan Borthakur and counting observer Nagendra Pratap today briefed the candidates about the counting process to be undertaken tomorrow at the CCET, Sector 26, here.

City BJP already in celebration modeLOK SABHA ELECTION RESULTS TODAY

City BJP already in celebration mode

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: On the eve of the Lok Sabha election results, a confident city BJP has readied its office, engaged dholis and placed an order for 1 quintal of laddoos for celebrations.

Voters’ mann ki baat today

Voters’ mann ki baat today

23 May 2019 | 7:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Election Commission has completed all preparations for the counting of votes polled in the Chandigarh Lok Sabha elections.

Commerce cut-off more than scienceADMISSION TO CLASS XI IN UT SCHOOLS

Commerce cut-off more than science

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Despite the highest cut-off being 93.3 per cent last year, the government schools had admitted students with marks even lower than 35 per cent for the 2018-19 session.

Only court can help us: IAFAIRPORT SECURITY

Only court can help us: IAF

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Successive governments in Punjab today virtually landed themselves in an embarrassing position during the hearing of a petition on smooth take-off of the Chandigarh international airport after a visibly concerned IAF told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that 31 meetings since 2013, including one with a CM, had made little difference.

IN BRIEF

Dog bites 12-year-old

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

Dera Bassi: A 12-year-old boy was allegedly bitten by a pet dog in Dera Bassi. The incident took place around 8.30 pm on Saturday when the victim, Ravi Kumar, a Class VI student went to a nearby kiryana shop on Saturday.

Renne, Krishan stay on course

Renne, Krishan stay on course

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Renne Singla dismissed Telangana’s Apurva Vemuri in straight sets to enter girls’ U-16 third round in the CCI Ramesh Desai Memorial U-16 Tennis Nationals in Mumbai on Tuesday. Renne won 6-1 6-1.

Arpit overcomes  Pragun, wins title

Arpit overcomes Pragun, wins title

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Arpit beat Pragun 6-4 to win the boys’ U-12 title on the concluding day of the Sunrise Open Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here on Tuesday.

For the love of rugby: London to Tokyo  via Chandigarh

For the love of rugby: London to Tokyo via Chandigarh

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two cycling enthusiasts, Ron Rutland and James Owens, have made a stopover in Chandigarh while on their journey from England to Japan in order to promote the upcoming Rugby World Cup, to be held in September at Japan.

GMHS-42 off to a winning start

GMHS-42 off to a winning start

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 42, registered an 8-0 win over Sri Guru Gobind Singh School, Sector 35, on the opening day of the State Sub-Junior Hockey Championship at the Sector 42 Sports Complex here on Tuesday.

British School boys win rugby opener

British School boys win rugby opener

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sachin scored 10 goals as The British School, Sector 44, registered a 31-0 win over Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, in the opening match of the State Junior Rugby Championship at the Panjab University grounds here on Tuesday.

Gaurav saves Chandigarh the bluesKATOCH SHIELD

Gaurav saves Chandigarh the blues

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gaurav Puri scored a timely century to help Chandigarh close their first innings on 277 runs against Gurdaspur after the hosts were struggling at 56/5 on the opening day of their Katoch Shield match at the Sector 16 Stadium here on Tuesday.

Punjabi varsity starts new course

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:Department of Literary Studies of Punjabi University, Patiala, has commenced a one-year Post-Graduate Diploma course in Punjabi Literary Creative Writing.

PPCB installs paddle aerators

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has taken an initiative to improve the water quality of Patiala Nadi (rivulet).

REFERRING PATIENTS TO PRIVATE LABS

Medical assn supports hospital authorities

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:A day after a doctor of the Government Rajindra Hospital served a defamation notice of Rs 1 crore to the Medical Superintendent (MS), the Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association (PSMDTA) extended their support to the MS.

Sewage, garbage ail Beant Singh Complex

Sewage, garbage ail Beant Singh Complex

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:Sewage, lack of parking space, encroachments and broken infrastructure has become synonym with the Beant Singh Complex in Chotti Baradari.

47-year-old hangs himself from tree

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

KHARAR: The Mullanpur Garibdass police have recovered a body hanging from a tree on Togga Marg today.

Cultural festival at PGI on May 24

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: The annual three-day cultural fest of the PGI - ‘Zenith-2019’ will kick off on May 24.

60-year-old man dies in road accident

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 60-year-old man died in a road accident at Sector 37/24 dividing road on Tuesday. The victim has been identified as Meghram, a resident of Dhanas.

ROAD RAGE

BJP leader thrashed

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Two unidentified youth allegedly thrashed a local BJP leader Vishember Pathak and vandalised his car on Chandigarh- Ambala highway near Singhpura light point in Zirakpur on Tuesday.

Yamunanagar man duped of Rs1 lakh, one booked

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA: The police have booked a man for duping another person of Rs 1 lakh on the pretext of providing a job of a peon at Kuruksehtra court.

Panchkula police clueless about two UP gangsters

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

PANCHKULA: Even after 24 hours, the local police are still groping in the dark about the two gangsters who managed to give the slip to the UP police after a brief chase on Monday evening.

Fearing tampering with EVMs, Cong pitches tent outside college

Fearing tampering with EVMs, Cong pitches tent outside college

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Suspecting tempering with EVMs, some Congress leaders pitched a tent outside the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET) in Sector 26, where EVMs have been kept yesterday night.

Youngster arrested for stalking ex-wife

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 25-year-old Mohali resident has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly stalking and outraging the modesty of his former wife in Sector 11. The accused also snatched the victim’s mobile phone.

Wrong parking, traffic jam test nerves of Zirakpur residents

Wrong parking, traffic jam test nerves of Zirakpur residents

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Traffic Police have initiated a crackdown on wrong parking in Zirakpur by issuing challans to violators, but the move does not seems to deter the offenders as jams are a common sight.

Man dies as tree falls on him in Ambala

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA: A 33-year-old man was killed after a tree fell on him near Government Railway Police Station in Ambala Cantonment late last night.

GMADA turns blind eyeILLEGAL FURNITURE MARKET

GMADA turns blind eye

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

MOHALI: The Lakhnaur furniture market has witnessed three major fire incidents in the past couple of years.

Ludhiana youth gets 4-yr jail for murder bid, two acquitted

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge court today sentenced a Ludhiana resident to four years in jail in an attempt-to-murder case.

US rape victim fails to identify accused

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: A US rape survivor has failed to identify the accused during a videoconferencing held here today.

BMW HIT-&-RUN

Co-accused files fresh bail plea

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: A co-accused in the sensational Akansh Sen murder case, Harmehtab Singh (37), alias Farid, today moved an application for regular bail in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Rajeev Goyal here.

P’kula paradox — supply exceeds demand, residents still parched

P’kula paradox — supply exceeds demand, residents still parched

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

PANCHKULA: In the tricity, it is only Panchkula where supply of water outstrips its demand.

Power board staffer hangs himself

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 50-year-old man, working as a stenographer with the Punjab State Electricity Board, reportedly committed suicide by hanging at his house this evening.

Aqua-demand trebles supply in Mohali

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

MOHALI: Mohali continues to reel under severe water shortage as the demand is treble the supply.

Summer is here, so is water crisis in tricity

Summer is here, so is water crisis in tricity

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Despite tall claims of the Municipal Corporation, residents of many sectors in the city are facing water crisis.

PML SD Public, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

PML SD Public, Chandigarh

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

Tiny tots of Petals, a unit of Pandit Mohan Lal Sanatan Dharam Public School, Sector 32-C, participated in a ''healthy tiffin competition'', which was organised to make children aware of the nutrition value of the food they eat.

Missed exams? Another chance!

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students of sociology and elective subjects of BA (semester VI and II) who missed their exams on the earlier notified dates can now appear on the rescheduled dates.

Expert dwells on neo-liberal policies

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: The second day of the seven-day national workshop on ‘Qualitative Research Methods In Social Sciences’ witnessed sessions by Dr Pradeep Kumar Chaudhary from the Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, JNU, New Delhi, and Professor Sucha Singh Gill, member of Revenue Commission, Punjab, here today.

PU faculty invited to Sweden varsity

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Emeritus Jitendra Mohan, PU, has been invited as the guest of honour to the World Congress on Mind Training for Excellence in Sport and Life, scheduled to be held at Gavle University, Sweden, from June 12 to 17.

UIPS Prof honoured at Shanghai summit

UIPS Prof honoured at Shanghai summit

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, Prof at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), PU, was awarded with ‘Pharmaceutical Quality by Design (QbD) Excellence Award’ by Shengjie Business Management and Consulting Co Ltd, during a two-day international summit held on May 16 and 17 in Shanghai.

Missing school boy traced in two hours

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police traced a 8-year-old boy who reportedly went missing after his school hours on Tuesday.

Exam fee revision on Syndicate agenda

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Syndicate meeting, scheduled for May 28, is all set to deliberate on several issues — from finalising fee structures in the coming session to taking a call on the recommendations of a committee for releasing pending grants from Punjab Government under the Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) Scheme for SC/ST students.

222 get degrees at IISER

222 get degrees at IISER

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 222 students were given degrees during the convocation ceremony held at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Mohali today.

Swachhta mission a challenge: Official

Swachhta mission a challenge: Official

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, delivered a lecture on ‘Implementation of large scale social transformation programmes: Lessons from the Swachh Bharat Mission’ during the 56th PU colloquium and Shenmar Memorial Oration at the Golden Jubilee Hall here today.

PU stops laying bricks around trees

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: After AAP convener Prem Garg criticised the cash-strapped PU for making bricked boundaries around the trees, a sub-committee was formed under the chairmanship of Prof Shankarji Jha, acting Vice-Chancellor, during a meeting here today.

Thunderstorm likely today

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

Chandigarh: A thunderstorm, accompanied by light rain, lightning and gusty winds are expected in the tricity for two days.

Bizman dies in car crash

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

MOHALI: A 43-year-old businessman was killed near Phase 9 when the car he was driving crashed into a tree, the police said.

No hike in power tariff, says JERC

No hike in power tariff, says JERC

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has directed the UT Electricity Department to start sending electricity bills to consumers on a monthly basis.

All’s not well, traffic nosedives at city airport

All’s not well, traffic nosedives at city airport

22 May 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh international airport has the capacity to serve 50 million people and it has a catchment area that can serve seven states, says a pitch that the airport made to airlines in a bid to convince them to fly from the city.

Panjab varsity colloquium today

Panjab varsity colloquium today

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 56th Panjab University Colloquium-cum-Shenmar Memorial Oration will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 am at the PU Golden Jubilee Hall.

Man booked for wife’s murder

Man booked for wife’s murder

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: The police have booked a 52-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife Veena Rani (50), on suspicion of extra-marital affair on Monday. The accused has been identified as Suresh Kumar.

4 shops gutted in Mohali market

4 shops gutted in Mohali market

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

MOHALI: A major fire broke out at the furniture market in Lakhnaur village here today. Four shops have reportedly been gutted.

‘Exit poll predictions far from reality’

‘Exit poll predictions far from reality’

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after exit polls predicted that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance may cross the majority mark of 272, city’s independent and smaller-party candidates feel the forecast is far from reality.

Colony dwellers in city went to polling booths in hordes

Colony dwellers in city went to polling booths in hordes

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Colonies in the city have recorded a higher voter turnout of more than 85 per cent while other areas witnessed a dip in poll percentage this Lok Sabha election.

Prize-distribution ceremony conductedSCHOOL NOTES

Prize-distribution ceremony conducted

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: A prize-distribution ceremony for the pre primary, primary, secondary and senior secondary wings of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28-B, was conducted to honour the students who excelled in various categories.

Students shine in taekwondo championship

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

KHARAR: Students of The Holy Wonders Smart School participated and excelled in the Inter-City Taekwondo Martial Arts Little Champ Contest which was held at Garwhal Bhawan, Sector 29-A, Chandigarh.

Honour for PU faculty by London society

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Linnaean Society of London has awarded Dr Ranjana Jaiswara, DST-INSPIRE Faculty, Department of Zoology, PU, a prestigious research grant of 1,000 British pounds.

Expert talks about prejudices in society

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The seven-day national workshop on ‘Qualitative research methods in social sciences’, on the theme ‘Equity and Social Justice’, started at the ICSSR, Panjab University, here today.

School kids get tips on pet care in summers

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

KHARAR : Sacred Souls’ School organised a workshop on precaution to protect self from the dangers of extreme heat.

BRICKED BOUNDARY AROUND TREES

Now, AAP convener against varsity move

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: First the Students for Society (SFS), then the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) and now Aam Aadmi Party convener Prem Garg has called out the futility of making a bricked boundary around palm trees along the way to the PU Student Centre.

Civic body denies info on vendors’ survey under RTI

Civic body denies info on vendors’ survey under RTI

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Appellant Authority of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has refused to give the information regarding the survey of vendors in the city.

Woman ends life, another found dead

Woman ends life, another found dead

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMBALA: A woman in her 20s allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in the Nahan House area here this evening.

2 sibling pairs get life term for murder

2 sibling pairs get life term for murder

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMBALA: A sessions court in Ambala has sentenced two sibling pairs for the cold-blooded murder of a youth in Saha near here in September 2015.

Security blanket for EVMs at Sec 26 college

Security blanket for EVMs at Sec 26 college

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET) in Sector 26, where EVMs have been kept, is being guarded by a three-tier security circle with round-the-clock presence of the local police, the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

Lack of any palpable wave to blame for dip in turnout

Lack of any palpable wave to blame for dip in turnout

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Lack of any palpable wave and absence of any major anti-incumbency factor against the present government at the Centre are being considered the main reasons for the dip in voter turnout this time in comparison to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Kher set to retain seat, say exit polls

Kher set to retain seat, say exit polls

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Exit polls have indicated that local MP Kirron Kher is set to retain her seat from Chandigarh. According to the state-wise exit poll reports of India TV, Times Now and India Today, the local BJP leader is set to win the elections.

62-year-old man commits suicideBRIEFLY

62-year-old man commits suicide

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 62-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Sector 41. According to the police, the victim has been identified as Vijay Sharma.

Govt doctor sends Rs 1- cr defamation notice to Medical SuperintendentREFERRING PATIENTS TO PRIVATE LABS

Govt doctor sends Rs 1- cr defamation notice to Medical Superintendent

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: Dr Harshinder Kaur of Government Rajindra Hospital, who was caught referring patients to a private lab, has served a defamation notice of Rs 1 crore to Medical Superintendent (MS) Rajan Singla.

Electric roads in the making?

Electric roads in the making?

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: A newly recarpeted Passi road has drawn ire of the residents as the authorities concerned carried on the work without removing electricity poles.

3-day surgery workshop starts

3-day surgery workshop starts

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: The three-day hands-on training workshop was inaugurated by Dr KK Aggarwal, Principal, Government Medical College, Patiala, today.

Krishan eases into 2nd roundU-16 TENNIS NATIONALS

Krishan eases into 2nd round

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh’s Krishan Hooda humbled Maharashtra’s Nirav Shetty in straight sets to seal a spot in the second round of the CCI Ramesh Desai Memorial U-16 Tennis Nationals at the Mumbai’s Cricket Club of India on Monday. The fifth seed won 6-2 6-2.

Manipur Police, Sethu FC in finalINDIAN WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Manipur Police, Sethu FC in final

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: Manipur Police Sports Club overpowered Gokulam Kerala FC 4-2, while Sethu FC, Madurai, demolished SSB Football Club 8-1 to set up the title clash in the Indian Women’s League at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Charging GST on discounted items an ‘unfair trade practice’

Charging GST on discounted items an ‘unfair trade practice’

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

MOHALI: Charging GST on the discounted price of the product having MRP inclusive of all taxes is an unfair trade practice. This was stated by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum while directing a retail outlet to refund the excess amount charged to the customer.

Mohali voter turnout 6.72% lower than 2014

Mohali voter turnout 6.72% lower than 2014

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

MOHALI: Mohali district registered 63.45 per cent polling in Lok Sabha elections yesterday, failing to breach its 2014 figure of 70.17 per cent. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the poll percentage in the district was 67 per cent.

Polling over, it’s time to chill

Polling over, it’s time to chill

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after the polling for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat following hectic campaigning for the past few weeks, candidates today finally relaxed at their homes. While some caught up on sleep, others were seen discussing the poll and the response with party members.

Pbi university’s programme recognised

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: Punjabi University’s BA Economics Honours School programme has been recognised as a four-year course by the University of North British Columbia,Canada.

Himachal girls beat Maharashtra 2-0

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Hockey Himachal registered a 2-0 win over Hockey Maharashtra in a Pool B match at 9th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship 2019 (B Division) in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, on Monday.

Harvinder guides LWCC to 107-run win against CCA

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Livewire Coaching Centre (LWCC) defeated Century Cricket Academy (CCA), Mullanpur, by 107 runs in a Forever Cricket Cup match here on Monday.

Katoch Shield: City boys take on Gurdaspur today

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh will face Gurdaspur in their opening match of the Punjab State Inter-District Senior Tournament for Katoch Shield Trophy at the Sector 16 stadium here on Tuesday.

3 years on, Sec 63 pool remains inaccessible to city swimmers

3 years on, Sec 63 pool remains inaccessible to city swimmers

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

MOHALI: Ignored by both the Punjab Sports Department and the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), the swimming pool at the Sector 63 sports complex — the only Olympics-size (50m) pool in the district — continues to remain inaccessible to the budding swimmers.

Advocates suspend work

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Bar Association today observed no work day in protest against misbehaviour with a woman advocate.

PGI employees take out black flag march

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PGI Employees Union today took out a black flag march from the PGI gate to the office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Punjab, in Sector 17 here in protest against the non-fulfilment of their demands.

Cong activists injured in clash

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

DERA BASSI: Three Congress workers sustained injuries when they were reportedly attacked wih sharp-edged weapons by SAD activists at Chandigarh Apartments on Barwala road here on Sunday night.

Bicycle facility at Chhat Bir zoo

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Additional Chief Secretary (Forests) Dr Roshan Sunkaria visited Chhat Bir zoo on May 17 and chaired a meeting with wildlife officers of the Punjab Forest Department.

2 bodies recovered from railway tracks

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMBALA: The bodies of two unidentified men were recovered from railway tracks between the Ambala Cantonment and Dukheri railway stations today.

RS 2,000-CR CEMENT FACTORY EMBEZZLEMENT CASE

Vigilance Dept holds videography of machinery, instruments

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

PANCHKULA: In the Rs 2,000-crore Surajpur Cement Factory embezzlement case, the Haryana Vigilance Department held the videography of the machinery and other instruments lying in the cement factory.

3 of family thrashed over land dispute in Mullana

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMBALA: The Ambala police have booked an identified person and some unidentified people for allegedly thrashing three people of a family over an old land dispute in Mullana last night.

Firm, service centre fined for defective mobile

Firm, service centre fined for defective mobile

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Coming down heavily on a mobile manufacturing firm and an authorised service centre for deficiency in service, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered them to pay Rs 10,000 to a Nayagaon resident for causing metal agony and harassment and also to pay the cost of the handset.

No break for them even after polling

No break for them even after polling

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

MOHALI: Congress candidate Manish Tewari and SAD-BJP candidate, Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, are already back to work after a month of hectic campaigning for the Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha seat.

Rural out-vote urbanites in Dera Bassi

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

DERA BASSI: Rural voters beat their urban counterparts in the Dera Bassi Assembly segment. Around 69 per cent polling was reported from the segment falling under the Patiala parliamentary constituency yesterday.

In Kharar, 1.47 lakh voters cast ballot

In Kharar, 1.47 lakh voters cast ballot

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

KHARAR: As many as 1,47,070 voters of the total 2,42,530 cast their ballot in the Kharar Assembly segment of Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency yesterday.

Jhuggi dweller acquitted of minor’s rape

Jhuggi dweller acquitted of minor’s rape

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge has acquitted a jhuggi dweller in a minor’s rape case. The accused was left off on the basis of contradictory statements given by the victim and her mother in the court.

2 gangsters give UP cops the slip

21 May 2019 | 7:38 AM

PANCHKULA: Two gangsters wanted in a murder case managed to give the slip to UP cops who had come here to lay a trap to nab them.

Politics of hate should end

Politics of hate should end

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

This election is very important as the future of institutions in the country, democracy and its social fabric has to be preserved. We, as artistes, have knitted the city’s social fabric by respecting its diversity. The politics of hate should end.

70% voters show up in city

70% voters show up in city

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city saw around 70 per cent voter turnout for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat as the fate of Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal, BJP candidate Kirron Kher, AAP candidate Harmohan Dhawan and 33 other candidates was sealed in electronic voting machines (EVMs) today.

Minor clashes in Mohali, villages see huge crowds

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

MOHALI: Lagging behind the 2014 figures, Mohali district witnessed 63.7 per cent polling today. The district is part of the Anandpur Sahib constituency where Congress candidate Manish Tewari, SAD (Taksali) candidate Bir Devinder Singh, SAD-BJP’s Prem Singh Chandumajra and AAP candidate Narinder Singh Shergill are locked in a contest.

BRIEFLY

Rugby c’ship from May 21

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Rugby Football Association will organise the 1st British Rugby Junior State (Boys & Girls) Championship at Panjab University, from May 21 to 22.

City’s softball teams selected

City’s softball teams selected

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Softball Association has selected boys and girls teams to participate in the upcoming 34th National Junior Softball Championship, to be held in Armor (Telangana), from May 23 to 27.

Aaradhya, Daksh shine in skating c’ship

Aaradhya, Daksh shine in skating c’ship

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

PANCHKULA:Aaradhya Papneja claimed the gold medal in the boys’ U-5 quads category on the concluding day of the Manav Mangal Open Skating Championship, organised by Rolling Tigers Club, in Sector 11, on Sunday.

Yashas, Prisha bag chess gold

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

PANCHKULA:Yashas Mohan won the boys' U-7 category gold, while Damyenti Saxena claimed girls’ U-7 title on the concluding day of the XXIV Haryana State Chess Championship at The British School, Sector 8, today.

Yuvi mulls retirement, may seek BCCI nod to play in T20 leagues

Yuvi mulls retirement, may seek BCCI nod to play in T20 leagues

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Yuvraj Singh, one of India’s greatest limited-overs cricketers, is seriously contemplating retirement from international cricket and pursue a freelance career in the ICC-approved foreign T20 leagues.

City lads out of title contention

City lads out of title contention

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Chandigarh went down against Sports Authority of India (SAI) 0-3 in the first quarterfinal match of the ongoing 9th Hockey India Sub-Junior Men National Championship 2019 (A Division), in Raipur (Chhattisgarh), today.

BRIEFLY

Chain snatched in Sector 38

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

Chandigarh: With the UT police busy in the Lok Sabha elections, a pedestrian snatched a gold chain from a woman, who was sitting at a park in Sector 38.

Sweets, insignia made by jail inmates for first-time voters, senior citizensLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Sweets, insignia made by jail inmates for first-time voters, senior citizens

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:In an innovative move, the first time voters and senior citizens above 80 years of age who exercised their right to vote were honored with sweets and insignia that were made by the Burail Jail inmates, at a polling station in Sector 47.

Third gender, the new identity of politics

Third gender, the new identity of politics

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:Transgender rights activist and the first transgender student of Panjab University, Dhananjay Chauhan, 48, who is also the general secretary of Mangalmukhi Transgender Welfare Society, casted her vote for the first time under the 'third gender' category.

Voting peaceful, 68% electoral participation recorded

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

PATIALA:Patiala recorded a voter turnout of 68 per cent. People cast their votes in a majorly three-cornered high-stake contest between incumbent Member Parliament (MP) Dharamvira Gandhi, Congress leader Preneet Kaur and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Surjit Singh Rakhra in Patiala. In 2014, 69.87 voter turn out was witnessed in the district.

PU fee hike investment or wasteful expenditure?OPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

PU fee hike investment or wasteful expenditure?

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

Panjab University was established on October 14, 1882, and since then it has changed in terms of infrastructure and academics. The UGC and the Ministry of Human Resource Development should provide funds for its survival.

2 electrocuted

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

AMBALA:Two youths died, while one sustained burn injuries due to electrocution after the ladder they were dragging came in contact with a high-tension wire in Dhurkara village today.

Mohali man held for ‘manhandling’ Sub-Inspector

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

AMBALA: The Ambala police have arrested a Mohali resident for allegedly manhandling an on-duty policeman and deterring him from discharging his duties yesterday night.

POLL BUZZ

Early birds stand in long queues

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

Chandigarh: Polling began on a high note as long queues of voters were witnessed outside polling booths in the city. Well aware of the fact that mercury would rise as the day progresses, a large number of voters reached the polling booths early in the morning.

2 post live ballot videos, held

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

MOHALI: Two persons, a local Congress leader and a BJP councillor, have been arrested for uploading videos of casting their votes on social media at Kurali today.

No untoward incident reported from Kharar

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

KHARAR: Polling passed off peacefully in the Kharar Assembly consistency and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere.

Congress, Akali workers clash

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

MOHALI: A clash was reported between Congress and Akali workers at Barri village in the Sohana area.

Happy to be part of democratic process, say student volunteers

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

MOHALI:For two students of St Soldier International Convent School, Phase 7, Mohali, it was a different Sunday.

How the polling day unfolded in Mohali district

How the polling day unfolded in Mohali district

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

Certain polling stations in Mohali district witnessed delay in start of voting process following glitches in electronic voting machines (EVMs).

NRI family from Singapore flies to India to cast ballot

NRI family from Singapore flies to India to cast ballot

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

DERA BASSI: At a time when voter apathy is high among electorate in India, more so, in the ‘me generation’ who prefer to go on a picnic or laze around in their homes on the polling day, here is a non-resident Indian (NRI) family, driven by a sense of civic consciousness, returned to its roots, spending lakhs, just to take part in the democratic process.

Some hiccups, overall polling peaceful

Some hiccups, overall polling peaceful

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

DERA BASSI: Defying the hot and humid conditions, voters in Dera Bassi, Zirakpur and Lalru turned out in a large numbers to exercise their right.

Agents of change

Agents of change

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

A review book was kept at Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sector 30-B, for voters to share their experience. Several youngsters mentioned that by casting vote, they have fulfilled their duty.

Polling overall peaceful: SSP

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: With deployment of around 3,260 security personnel, including the UT police and the Central Armed Police Forces, the elections concluded peacefully without any incident of violence being reported.

BJP chief votes, inspects booths

BJP chief votes, inspects booths

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:City BJP president Sanjay Tandon, along with his family, polled his vote at a government school in Sector 18.

Colony, village residents began queuing up at 4 am

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Residents of colonies and villages in the UT were so enthusiastic to cast vote that they turned up outside at their respective polling stations at least two to three hours in advance.

Voter ID card in hand, many return home disappointed

Voter ID card in hand, many return home disappointed

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: A number of city residents had to return disappointed from polling booths today as they could not vote despite possessing valid voter ID cards.

Bansal queues up for 90 mins to cast vote

Bansal queues up for 90 mins to cast vote

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Union Minister and Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal expects a big victory.

Kher: Modi wave, will win

Kher: Modi wave, will win

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: After voting for the first time in the city for Lok Sabha elections, MP Kirron Kher today claimed that there was no “Bansal factor”, there was only “Modi wave” and she would win by a bigger margin than the last time.

Women vote for crime-free city

Women vote for crime-free city

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The increasing number of child rape cases in the tricity is a cause of concern for women voters of the UT.

Development, jobs on their mind

Development, jobs on their mind

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Jobs, education, governance, development, the discourse around nationalism, women and LGBTQ rights formed the major issues that were on the minds of young voters as they voted for the first time today.

Doing their bit — NSS volunteers help elderly

Doing their bit — NSS volunteers help elderly

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: They may be too young to vote, but responsible enough to help the elderly and disabled voters.

Specially abled support democracy

Specially abled support democracy

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Weathering the hot blows of the summer sun, physically challenged and chronically ill persons were spotted at almost all polling stations, voicing their concerns over the future of the nation.

‘Dead’ woman walks into booth, votes

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: A woman, who was shown “dead” in the official election records, faced difficulty in proving herself alive to cast her vote at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 27-C.

UT poll poster boy fails to cast ballot

UT poll poster boy fails to cast ballot

20 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city is dotted with “Desh ka mahatyohaar, Chandigarh hai taiyaar” posters featuring Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who was appointed the city’s icon of SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) to promote voter awareness and the General Election.

Chandigarh votes for sole seat in last phase of LS polls

Chandigarh votes for sole seat in last phase of LS polls

19 May 2019 | 11:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: Voting began sluggishly in Chandigarh on Sunday morning but picked up as the day wore on, recording 63.57 per cent voter turnout until 5 pm.

Your vote is precious, says Anupam Kher

Your vote is precious, says Anupam Kher

19 May 2019 | 12:04 PM

CHANDIGARH: Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Sunday appealed to voters here to exercise their franchise as Chandigarh went to polls in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

LS poll: Pawan Bansal confident of victory

19 May 2019 | 11:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Union minister and Congress candidate from Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday expressed confidence of big victory in the General Election.

I have right to ask people to vote for me: Bansal

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Replying to the allegations of the BJP in its complaint to the Election Commission that Madhu Bansal, wife of Pawan Kumar Bansal, visited a football academy here on May 17 and asked students to vote for the Congress, Pawan Kumar Bansal has replied to the EC that there is no poll code violation in this.

EC notice to Kirron

EC notice to Kirron

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Election Commission has issued a notice to BJP candidate Kirron Kher for alleged violation of poll code on a complaint filed by the Congress that she used threatening language against Pawan Bansal.

Poll staff get stale foodPOLL BUZZ

Poll staff get stale food

19 May 2019 | 9:43 AM

Chandigarh: Election staff at the material distribution centre refused to eat food provided to them in packets as foul smell emitted from these.

IN BRIEF

Thieves target 3 Zirakpur shops

19 May 2019 | 9:41 AM

Zirakpur: Thieves targeted three shops at Jamuna Enclave in Zirakpur on Saturday morning and decamped with cash.

High-stakes battle for prestigious seat

High-stakes battle for prestigious seat

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

PATIALA:With only a couple of hours left for the Lok Sabha elections to get underway tomorrow, candidates of various political parties moved door-to-door in a last-ditch effort to woo voters today.

In it, even if they don’t make it

In it, even if they don’t make it

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 36 candidates in the city’s nail-biting electoral battle have hung tough to carve the fate of their political career.

Bridge tourney concludes

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Maya Mera Sneha, a Delhi-Kolkata team of fours, won the 10th Steel Strips Open Bridge Championship here on Saturday.

YMCA beat Doon Academy by 4 wickets

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

PANCHKULA:YMCA registered a four-wicket win over Doon Academy in a DA Alan League match here on Saturday.

GRADATION OF SPORTS CERTIFICATES

Applicants face tough time in online submission

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:The online submission of applications for the gradation of sports certificates is giving a tough time to the local sportspersons and their parents.

St Soldier footballers clinch title

St Soldier footballers clinch title

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts St Soldier International School, Sector 28, registered a 2-0 win over Ryan International School, Sector 49, in the 10th Saint Soldier Football Trophy final held here on Saturday.

Patiala girls thrash Bengal 17-0

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Taranpreet Kaur scored nine goals as Hockey Patiala thrashed Bengal Hockey Association 17-0 in a pool A match on the fourth day of the Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship in Sikar, Rajasthan, on Saturday.

Priyanshu starts off with a win

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Priyanshu overcame Pragun 5-4(4) in the opening round of the boys’ U-14 category on the inaugural day of the Sunrise Tennis Open here on Saturday.

DAV boys win campus cricket final

DAV boys win campus cricket final

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:DAV College, Sector 10, beat Hindustan College, Chennai, by five wickets in a low-scoring encounter to win the 2019 Red Bull National Campus Cricket Championship at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Friday.

Daksh, Aeshvi race to gold

Daksh, Aeshvi race to gold

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Daksh Nayyer dominated the field in the boys’ U-7 category on the opening day of the Manav Mangal Speed Skating Carnival here on Saturday.

Drug addict held with stolen scooter, three LCDs

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The local police have arrested a 29-year-old vehicle thief at a naka near Labour Chowk in Sector 41 here on Friday night.

Sprayer to cut pesticide use set to hit market

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Excessive use of pesticides being a major cause of concern, an improved gadget that cuts down on the dispensation of harmful chemicals is being introduced in the market.

Complainant cooked up robbery story, say police

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police today claimed that a robbery complaint on May 9 was a concocted story.

Guru Gobind Singh College for Women begins admissions

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

Chandigarh: Principal Dr Jatinder Kaur of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, yesterday released the prospectus of the college for the 2019-20 session.

2 city residents denied anticipatory bail in Rs1-lakh fraud case

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge has rejected the anticipatory bail application of two accused in a cheating case involving a sum of over Rs 1 crore.

St Joseph’s, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

St Joseph’s, Chandigarh

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

A ‘nukkad natak’ was staged by students of St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, at Sector 17 on the theme of ‘Save environment’.

Teachers, pupils protest against school mgmt

Teachers, pupils protest against school mgmt

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

PANCHKULA: Teachers and students of Jainendra Gurukul Senior Secondary School today protested against the school management for having a biased approach towards them while giving increments.

Academia-industry should partner for patents: Expert

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India (SPSTI) today organised a lecture on ‘Industry-Academia (I-A) R&D in India .

Allocation of PU hostel seats on dept’s strength, says DSW

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: NSUI general secretary Nikhil Narmeta, who is also a third-year student of biotechnology at the Panjab University’s UIET Department, has submitted a memorandum regarding infrastructural facilities at the varsity to the DSW.

City’s connect with nature revisited

City’s connect with nature revisited

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Rajnish Wattas, former principal of the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA), today delivered a lecture on ‘A brush with nature: Trees as elements of cityscape’ at Le Corbusier Centre, Sector 19, here.

Senate to deliberate on 42 agenda items on May 26

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Senate will take a call on 42 agenda items, which includes the controversial re-appointment of Bhushan K Sharma, principal of GGDSD College, Sector 32, finalisation of fee structure of international students and NRIs and the issues of girls’ hostel number 10 in its next meeting scheduled to be held on May 26.

4-year-old boy killed by rashly driven car

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A four-year-old boy died after he was hit by a rashly driven car at Zirakpur here on Friday.

Cabbie killed, six hurt as car, SUV collide

Cabbie killed, six hurt as car, SUV collide

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The driver of an Uber taxi was killed and six others were injured in a collision with an SUV here late on Friday night.

Yet another store fined for charging for carry bag

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised an apparel store at Elante Mall with Rs 10,000 for wrongly charging Rs 7.

Mohali youth dies in Kullu paraglider crash

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

MANDI: A tourist from Mohali died while the pilot suffered injuries in a paraglider crash at Solang Valley in Kullu district today.

2 in Ambala click photos while voting, booked

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMBALA: The police have booked two persons, including a spokesman of Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), for allegedly taking a picture inside a polling booth while casting vote and sharing it on the social media on Saturday.

Security arrangements at nine counting centres reviewed

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMBALA: The Superintendent of Police (SP), Ambala, Mohit Handa, reviewed security arrangements at counting centres here today.

Special booths for women, disabled

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

PATIALA:As Patiala goes to poll tomorrow from 7 am to 6 pm in the final phase of Lok Sabha elections, the district administration here today has assured that all preparations to conduct free and fair elections had been made.

Polling material distributed among staff amid tight securityLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Polling material distributed among staff amid tight security

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

Dera Bassi: Pooja Siyal, SDM-cum-Returning Officer, on Saturday distributed polling material, including ballot papers, among the polling staff at Government College here.

Elaborate security in place in Mohali, Dera Bassi

Elaborate security in place in Mohali, Dera Bassi

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

MOHALI: The stage is all set for contest among 26 candidates, including Manish Tewari (senior Congress leader), Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra (SAD-BJP), Narinder Singh Shergill (Aam Aadmi Party) and Bir Devinder Singh (candidate of newly formed SAD-Taksali) for the Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha seat.

Youngsters show the way to others

Youngsters show the way to others

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: While there are some who hardly travel a few metres to cast their votes, a group of youngsters from the city working in different cities have shown the way to others.

MP takes refuge in God on poll eve

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day before the Lok Sabha elections in Chandigarh, BJP candidate and sitting MP Kirron Kher today visited various religious places in the city and took blessings of God.

Red carpet welcome for voters at 24 model booths

Red carpet welcome for voters at 24 model booths

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The fate of Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal, BJP’s Kirron Kher and Harmohan Dhawan of AAP, along with 33 other contenders, will be sealed as Chandigarh votes for its lone parliamentary seat tomorrow.

BJP forms flying squad

BJP forms flying squad

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city BJP has formed a flying squad that will keep an eye on untoward incidents and provide required material at polling booths in the city.

6.46 lakh city voters to elect their MP today

6.46 lakh city voters to elect their MP today

19 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Will Kirron Kher of the BJP get another chance to represent Chandigarh in the Lok Sabha or former minister Pawan Kumar Bansal would wrest the seat from her? Or will the city elect some other leader as its new MP?

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
People rejected AAP’s negative politics: Goel

People rejected AAP’s negative politics: Goel

25 May 2019 | 6:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Union minister Vijay Goel said the increase in the vote share of the BJP in the national capital suggested that Delhiites have shunned the negative politics of the AAP and had said "goodbye" to AAP convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Cong gears up for assembly polls, says DPCC secretary

25 May 2019 | 6:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The vote share of Congress in the LS elections suggests that the party will regain its lost position in the Delhi Assembly elections to be held in 2020, said secretary of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) Vijay Mohan.

Man narrowly escapes gunfire

25 May 2019 | 6:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Another incident of gang war reported from the Jahangirpuri last night where six men chased to a man belonging to a rival gang and indiscriminately fired at him.

Juvenile held in gym trainer’s murder case

25 May 2019 | 6:59 AM

NEW DELHI:A juvenile has been arrested in connection with the murder of a gym trainer in Najafgarh.

Robber nabbed after encounter

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A robber, identified as Arshu (22), has been arrested by special cell after an exchange of firing with the special cell.

45,478 opt for NOTA

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A total number of 45,595 votes were polled under none of the above (NOTA) category in all seven Lok Sabha seats, according to the Election Commission record.

People give mandate to Modi govt: Sirsa

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:DSGMC president and national spokesperson for the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Manjinder Singh Sirsa said winning 351 seats by the BJP and its alliance parties in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 proved that electorates of the country had put their stamp on the work done by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government.

Counting of votes conducted peacefully

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi was concluded in peaceful manner as the security was beefed up in and around the counting centres in the seven parliamentary constituencies of the national capital.

AAP congratulates BJP, hopes Modi would do ‘good work’

AAP congratulates BJP, hopes Modi would do ‘good work’

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:This afternoon when the BJP crossed the tally of 350 seats in the Lok Sabah elections 2019, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) congratulated the saffron party for its victory and said it hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would do "good work" in the next inning of his government at the Centre.

Married woman gangraped

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

A married woman was allegedly gangraped at an isolated spot in the Maidan Garhi area, a police official said today.

BJP order kamal burfis to celebrate win tomorrow

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

Buoyed by exit polls predicting a sweeping victory for the BJP in Delhi, the party''s unit has ordered delicacies like ''motichoor cakes'' and ''kamal barfis'', a day before counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls.

550th Parkash Utsav: DSGMC to adopt 550 needy students, says Sirsa

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

NEW DELHI:DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev the committee will adopt 550 poor and needy students.

2 workers die after inhaling toxic gas

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Two workers of a wheat flour mill died after inhaling a toxic gas when they went to clean a tank in Keshav Puram, a police official said.

Man kills father over property dispute; chops body into 25 pieces

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

NEW DELHI:A man was arrested yesterday for killing his 48-year-old disabled father.

Counting of votes: Traffic police issues advisory

Counting of votes: Traffic police issues advisory

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Security has been beefed up in and around the counting centres in the seven parliamentary constituencies of the national capital.

Harkrishan Hospital to have latest machines for cancer

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Latest machines were inaugurated in Guru Harkrishan Hospital located adjacent to Gurdwara Bala Sahib on outer Ring Road near Sarai Kale Khan run by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

‘59 pvt schools operating on DDA land allowed to increase fees by 5-10%’

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The Directorate of Education, Delhi government, has permitted 59 private schools operating on the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) land to increase fee by 5-10 per cent, sources said.

Man held with pistol, bullets in Metro

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A man was apprehended at the Delhi Gate Metro Station here today for allegedly carrying a pistol and two live bullet rounds in his bag, a CISF official said.

Jailed gangsters make presence felt

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The recent incident of daylight gang war near the Dwarka Mor Metro Station has once again opened the eyes of the active cell of the Delhi Police.

Gym trainer shot dead

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A 27-year-old gym trainer was shot dead by three assailants at Najafgarh this evening.

Hindu Rao doctors call off strike

Hindu Rao doctors call off strike

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The resident doctors of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run Hindu Rao hospital called off their indefinite strike today, as an "arrangement" was reached to disburse their dues, the hospital authority said.

Body of man found in drain

21 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

NEW DELHI:The body of an unidentified man was found floating in a drain near the Jafarabad Metro Station in northeast Delhi today, a police official said.

RAPE-MURDER CASE

Brothers’ testimonies nails convict; HC awards life term

21 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

NEW DELHI:Testimonies of two brothers nailed a man whose life imprisonment was upheld by the High Court today for raping and murdering their sister over two decades ago.

Sex racket busted at spa in Rohini mall, says DCW

21 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today claimed to have busted a sex racket operating from a spa in a mall in Rohini.

Police raids hideouts of two criminals involved in Dwarka shootout

21 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after two criminals were killed in a shootout between rival gangs beneath the Dwarka Mor Metro Station in southwest Delhi, several teams have been formed to nab the two "criminals" who fled the spot, a police official said today.

Cop found dead under mysterious circumstances

Cop found dead under mysterious circumstances

21 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

NEW DELHI:A Delhi Police sub-inspector was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Vivek Vihar area, Shahdara, a police official said today.

DSGMC hails UK govt for exempting Kirpan from list of banned weapons

21 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has appreciated the British government (UK government) for exempting kirpan from the list of banned weapons.

Hindu Rao doctors go on strike; seek Prez’s permission for mass ‘suicide’

Hindu Rao doctors go on strike; seek Prez’s permission for mass ‘suicide’

21 May 2019 | 7:22 AM

NEW DELHI:In protest against non-payment of salaries, resident doctors of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run Hindu Rao hospital today went on an indefinite strike.

Cops rescue two from burning car

20 May 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police personnel rescued two persons trapped inside a burning car, a police official said today.

Domestic help held for theft

20 May 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:A woman domestic help was arrested in connection with a house theft.

One-way traffic plan to decongest Karol Bagh

20 May 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:In order to avoid traffic congestion in Karol Bagh, one-way traffic circulation plan will be implemented on trial basis on Padam Singh Road and Tank Road from May 20.

2 dead, one injured in gang war

20 May 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Two miscreants were shot dead while one received bullet wounds in a gang war today near the Dwarka Mor Metro Station, said a police official.

Gupta files complaint against CM, his deputy

Gupta files complaint against CM, his deputy

20 May 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta today lodged a police complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia accusing them of hatching a conspiracy to falsely implicate him in criminal cases.

Repolling in Chandni Chowk: EC orders action against officer

Repolling in Chandni Chowk: EC orders action against officer

20 May 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The Election Commission has directed disciplinary action against the presiding officer of a polling station in the Chandni Chowk Parliamentary constituency who forgot to test votes, necessitating the need for a repoll, officials said Sunday.

Tiwari promises justice to family of murdered youth

Tiwari promises justice to family of murdered youth

19 May 2019 | 7:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Saturday promised justice to the family members of Dhruv Tyagi, who was reportedly murdered by goons in Basai Darapur village of West Delhi a few days ago.

Man shot at in Rohini

19 May 2019 | 7:30 AM

NEW DELHI:A man was shot at multiple times by a group of men in Rohini on Saturday.

1,200-gm gold seized at IGI Airport

19 May 2019 | 7:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Around 1,200 gm of gold in paste form wrapped in two packets was seized by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deployed at the security hold area at Terminal-3, IGI Airport, on Saturday.

9 kids working as bonded labourers rescued

19 May 2019 | 7:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Nine children, including seven girls, were rescued from two meat processing units in the national capital where they were working as bonded labourers, a child rights body said Saturday.

Four arrested for ATM fraud

Four arrested for ATM fraud

19 May 2019 | 7:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Four members of an interstate gang have been arrested for alleged ATM skimming, cloning cards and withdrawing money from the account of victims.

DSGMC funds spent in Lok Sabha elections in Punjab , says SADD

DSGMC funds spent in Lok Sabha elections in Punjab , says SADD

19 May 2019 | 7:30 AM

NEW DELHI:The Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) led by Sarna brothers said that the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa reached out to billionaire Sikhs to bail out the gurdwara committee as its funds were either mismanaged or spent in the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Tapping youth energy my priority: MP Chaudhary

Tapping youth energy my priority: MP Chaudhary

25 May 2019 | 8:09 AM

JALANDHAR: Chaudhary Santokh Singh has been re-elected as Jalandhar MP. Amid meetings with people, receiving bouquets and getting congratulatory calls, Chaudhary talked to The Tribune.

Shahkot plays key role in Cong win

25 May 2019 | 8:09 AM

JALANDHAR: While 57,853 votes in the Shahkot Assembly segment for the Congress remained pivotal in sealing its victory on the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat, in many Assembly constituencies a close contest among the Congress, Akali Dal and BSP was witnessed.

Phagwara to see bypoll

25 May 2019 | 8:09 AM

PHAGWARA: After the victory of BJP candidate Som Parkash from the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat, who is also the sitting MLA from Phagwara, the town will soon face bypoll to elect new MLA.

Modi’s policies ensured my victory: MP

Modi’s policies ensured my victory: MP

25 May 2019 | 8:09 AM

JALANDHAR: ““Momentary hai ji – rehni nai gal. Jiddan AAP charhi si, es vari lokan ne BSP nu votan paatiyan. Lokan ne fer mehsoos karna sada fayda tan koi hoeya nahi.

With lead in five segments, Chabbewal still a loser

25 May 2019 | 8:09 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Despite getting lead in five of the nine Assembly segments, Congress candidate Raj Kumar Chabbewal was drubbed by a margin of 48,530 votes in the Hoshiarpur parliamentary constituency.

KMV makes a mark in India Today survey

KMV makes a mark in India Today survey

25 May 2019 | 8:09 AM

JALANDHAR: Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV), Jalandhar, has been ranked first in various categories, including BCA, Fashion Designing and BBA in a survey conducted by India Today in the country.

Improvement Trust fined Rs27, 000 for delay in possession of plots

25 May 2019 | 8:09 AM

JALANDHAR: Having failed to deliver the possession of plots even 10 years after the scheduled date, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) to pay compensation of Rs 27,000 to Suvikram Jyoti, a resident of Panchkula.

DAVIET 15th in nationwide survey

25 May 2019 | 8:09 AM

JALANDHAR: DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET), Jalandhar, has made it to the elite league of the best engineering colleges in the country.

IN BRIEF

One killed in accident

25 May 2019 | 8:09 AM

Phagwara: A man sustained serious injures while his wife was killed on the spot when their bike was hit by a speeding tipper near Mehtan village on the National Highway here on Thursday night.

Had it not been for Laddi, Chaudhary would have lostLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Had it not been for Laddi, Chaudhary would have lost

24 May 2019 | 8:58 AM

JALANDHAR: If any Jalandhar MLA would be again feeling assertive about his position in Jalandhar post-the Lok Sabha poll results today, it certainly would be Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia from Shahkot.

Tight security ensures peaceful counting of votes

24 May 2019 | 8:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Amid tight security and surveillance, four-tier security, anti-riots teams, paramilitary forces and water canon vehicles, the counting of votes polled in the Jalandhar constituency took place on a peaceful note at the Land Records Building, also called BLR building, located on the Kapurthala road.

Minor abducted, suspect at large

24 May 2019 | 8:58 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint filed by Surinder Kaur, a resident of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar locality, the police have registered a case under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC against a youth Amrit Singh, of the same locality, on the charge of abducting the minor daughter of the complainant on the pretext of marrying her.

Balwinder’s vote share 6 times up

Balwinder’s vote share 6 times up

24 May 2019 | 8:58 AM

JALANDHAR: When Jalandhar Lok Sabha BSP candidate Balwinder Kumar entered into political arena about two years ago as Kartarpur Assembly seat candidate, he was dubbed as a novice and polled about 5,208 votes.

AAP candidate among 16 lose security deposit

AAP candidate among 16 lose security deposit

24 May 2019 | 8:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Justice Jora Singh (retd) is among the 16 of the 19 candidates who have lost their security deposited to contest the Lok Sabha poll from Jalandhar.

Partiality, factionalism cost Cong dear

Partiality, factionalism cost Cong dear

24 May 2019 | 8:58 AM

PHAGWARA: The partial role played by the Congress candidate Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal during the communal violence, which took place in Phagwara last year, factionalism in the Congress and the silence of former Union Minister Santosh Chaudhary, over the denial of party ticket, might be the main reason that led to the defeat of Chabbewal in Hoshiarpur parliamentary segment.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Over 12K opt for NOTA in district

24 May 2019 | 8:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as the 10.18 lakh voters for the Jalandhar Parliamentary seat had an option to choose from any of the 19 candidates, as many as 12,324 persons preferred choosing none of the above (NOTA) option, which was the 20th option on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

Saving grace for Cong candidate in Phillaur

Saving grace for Cong candidate in Phillaur

24 May 2019 | 8:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Though Congress candidate Chaudhary Santokh Singh won the Lok Sabha seat from Jalandhar today, it was just a saving grace for him in the Phillaur Assembly constituency, from where his son Vikramjit Chaudhary was a contestant during the Assembly poll.

Independent cries for getting 5 votes, video goes viral, gets 856 instead

24 May 2019 | 8:58 AM

JALANDHAR: An Independent candidate from Jalandhar, Neetu Shattran Vala, who came out of the counting centre crying, because of only 5 votes polled to him in the first round.

BRIEFLY

Truck driver killed

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

PHAGWARA: A truck driver was killed on the spot when another truck rammed into his truck on Sarai Road on Tuesday.

Two killed in different road mishaps in district

Two killed in different road mishaps in district

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Two persons were killed in separate road accidents in the district on Wednesday.

Hoshiarpur vote counting at Rayat-Bahra Educity, MSDC-ITI

Hoshiarpur vote counting at Rayat-Bahra Educity, MSDC-ITI

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The counting of votes for 9 assembly segments for the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha constituency will be held at 2 counting centres set up at Rayat-Bahra Educity on the Chandigarh road and the MSDC-ITI on the Jalandhar road.

Quit traditional practice of growing same crop pattern: Expert

Quit traditional practice of growing same crop pattern: Expert

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

JALANDHAR: A panel discussion on traditional seeds was held at Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, today on International Day for Biological Diversity.

Nothing incriminating found in viral video: CEO

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

PHAGWARA: While commenting upon video viral case, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab, S Karuna Raju, on Tuesday clarified that nothing went wrong or out of rules.

Scholarships galore at government girls school

Scholarships galore at government girls school

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Adarsh Nagar, here, has excelled in the field of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) and the Punjab State Talent Search Examination (PSTSE), which aim to provide financial support in the form of scholarship to students.

2 drug peddlers arrested

2 drug peddlers arrested

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Continuing its drive against drug smugglers, the Jalandhar rural police have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered one quintal of poppy husk and 2.

Farmers expect exit polls to go wrong

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Farmers across the country have been voicing their concerns in different ways for long.

Four-tier security, anti-riot teams ready for D-Day

Four-tier security, anti-riot teams ready for D-Day

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Four companies of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), four-tier security, water cannon vehicles and anti-riot teams are set for tomorrow, when the counting of votes will be done and the results will be declared for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Amid security, counting to begin at 7 am in city

Amid security, counting to begin at 7 am in city

23 May 2019 | 7:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar is all set for the hectic counting of votes which will begin at the Land Records building, also known as the BLR Building, tomorrow.

DAV College in Hoshiarpur figures in top 100 colleges listed by journal

DAV College in Hoshiarpur figures in top 100 colleges listed by journal

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

HOSHIARPUR: DAV College, Hoshiarpur, has been ranked among the top 100 best colleges of the country in different streams for the second consecutive year.

City-based social activist launches book on women empowerment

City-based social activist launches book on women empowerment

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Praveen Abrol, a city-based social activist, has come up with a Punjabi book titled ‘Adarsh Jeevan Janch’ based on her life experiences that taught her to live a life based on principles.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Videos shot while polling goes viral, 2 cases registered

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The district police have registered two separate cases nominating one of the accused in the first case while the other case was registered against an unidentified person for making a video while exercising his franchise and sharing it on the social media.

Starcast of Punjabi movie promote film on bikes

Starcast of Punjabi movie promote film on bikes

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

JALANDHAR: In an unusual way the starcast of the upcoming movie ‘Chandigarh-Amritsar-Chandigarh’ and its crew reached the city today on their bikes.

Educationist Bowry passes away

Educationist Bowry passes away

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Renowned doctor and educationist Dr MD Bowry (83) passed away this morning.

Polling staff attend training for counting of votes

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

JALANDHAR: In order to ensure that the counting staff performs it’s duty efficaciously during the counting of votes for the Jalandhar Parliamentary Constituency on May 23, the district administration today organised a training programme for the counting staff.

Students to be issued dummy challan books to spread awareness

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

JALANDHAR: To strictly restrain residents from violating traffic rules in the city, the district traffic police wing has come up with a new initiative.

900 security personnel deployed for EVMs

900 security personnel deployed for EVMs

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Around 900 security personnel from the state police, Punjab Armed Police (PAP) and paramilitary forces have been deployed by the district administration to ensure complete protection of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) stored in the strongroom at the Office of the Director, Land Records.

LA producer to tie up with city film-makers

LA producer to tie up with city film-makers

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

JALANDHAR: After being stunned by the work of city-based young filmmakers, who were in the recent past awarded in the recently concluded Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, a Los Angeles-based Indian producer, Varun Sharma, has decided to collaborate with these youths to produce a narrative series, ‘Nasha’.

Women voters outnumber men in Nawanshahr

Women voters outnumber men in Nawanshahr

22 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Nawanshahr women voters have outnumbered men voters in the Lok Sabha elections held here on Sunday.

BRIEFLY

Illicit liquor seized

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

Phgwara: The police, along with the team of the Excise Department, seized 46 bottles of illicit liquor from a house in Gobindpura locality here on Saturday night.

1 killed, 2 injured in accident

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

PHAGWARA: Mridula, a resident of Una (HP), was killed on the spot and her father Suresh Kumar and her brother Ananat sustained serious injuries when their scooter was hit by a speeding truck on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road on Sunday.

2 babies die during delivery

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Two deaths of babies during delivery have been reported from Nawanshahr.

SCHOOL NOTES

Kids got talent competition

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

Jalandhar: CT Group of Institutions organised the finale of ‘Kids got talent’ event at Sardarni Manjit Kaur Auditorium, Shahpur Campus on Monday.

Preventive measures can manage BP, say doctors

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A talk on hypertension was organised by IVY Hospital here recently.

NCC makes cadets better citizens: Brig Madan

NCC makes cadets better citizens: Brig Madan

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

HOSHIARPUR: National Cadet Corps’ (NCC) Jalandhar Group Commander Brig Advitiya Madan inspected 12 Punjab Battalion NCC today.

60 schools from across country get Transforming Education Awards

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

PHAGWARA: Lovely Professional University (LPU) organised its 2nd Edition of ‘Transforming Education Awards-2018’ at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium on its campus on Saturday.

CBSE reappear exams from July 2

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Unlike every year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced to conduct the compartment exams for Classes X and XII students from July 2 onwards.

In posh Doaba villages, exodus abroad an issue, say residents

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

JALANDHAR: As you enter Shahkot and Nakodar, even before you set eyes on an ECI SVEEP poster or a booth decked with voter-awareness signage, huge IELTS banners and advertisements luring youths to go abroad greet visitors.

Scrutiny of poll documents held

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

JALANDHAR: General observer for the Jalandhar parliamentary (seat I) Samuel Anand Kumar and DC Varinder Kumar Sharma today held scrutiny of registers of voters (Form-17), scrutiny of presiding officers’ diaries and other related documents in the presence of candidates who are in the fray and representatives of political parties.

64.4 per cent polling in Phagwara segment

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

PHAGWARA: As many as 60,877 men and 58,308 women exersice their franchise in the Phagwara Assembly segment on Sunday.

Son carries mother in arms to cast vote

Son carries mother in arms to cast vote

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

JALANDHAR: A man in his early 50s carried his octogenarian mother in his arms to a polling station at Government Senior Secondary School (Girls), Bhargo Camp to cast vote on the last day of the LS elections yesterday.

Some young PwD voters could not vote

Some young PwD voters could not vote

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Priyanka (19), Gitesh (20) and Ryan (20) are some of the differently abled voters who were excited to cast their votes for the first time in the LS poll yesterday.

Over 10.18L cast votes in Jalandhar

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Of the total 16,15,171 voters in Jalandhar, 10,18,235 voters cast their votes in the Lok Sabha polling held her yesterday.

EVMs under tight vigil in strongroomsLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

EVMs under tight vigil in strongrooms

21 May 2019 | 9:23 AM

JALANDHAR: After polling for the Lok Sabha elections ended yesterday, EVMs and VVPAT machines were safely lodged in strong rooms and counting centres late last night.

66.71 per cent polling in Nawanshahr

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Nawanshahr witnessed a polling percentage of 66.71 during the LS elections conducted today at 592 booths of the district.

City sees 62.92 per cent turnoutLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

City sees 62.92 per cent turnout

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar recorded a polling percentage of 62.92 per cent during the Lok Sabha elections today, whereas it was 67.21 per cent during the previous LS poll held in 2014.

Polling video goes viral

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A case of violation of the restrictions imposed by the Election Commission on the use of mobile inside the polling booth came to fore in Hoshiarpur.

Celebrities, candidates exercise their franchise

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

JALANDHAR: The seventh phase of the Lok Sabha elections concluded with much excitement in the city today.

Technical glitches delay polling

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

JALANDHAR: Technical snags continued to be reported on the day of polling in all the assembly constituencies in the region.

20 EVM, 100 VVPATs develop technical snags in Hoshiarpur

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

HOSHIARPUR: About one per cent of the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were reported to have developed technical snags during the election for the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat on Sunday, whereas the problems related to voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) were assessed at more than 5 per cent.

Exercising voting rights for first time

Exercising voting rights for first time

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

JALANDHAR: Contrary to the registration of 30,360 first time voters in the district, not much turnout percentage of ‘first time voters’ (in the age group 18-21 years) was recorded at different polling booths in the region.

Student poll volunteers say we’re happy to serve

Student poll volunteers say we’re happy to serve

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

JALANDHAR: Most people try to get in and out of polling booths as quickly as possible, but that certainly hasn’t been the case for these young and energetic schoolchildren as well as NSS cadets who as volunteers helped manage the queues of voters and assisted persons with disability.

BSP booth management hardly visible in city

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

JALANDHAR: BSP’s booth management could not be noticed in the city while workers and supporters of the Congress and SAD were seen outside the polling stations.

Hoshiarpur records 5 per cent drop than in 2014

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Despite encouraging initiatives such as pink booths and PwD booths were taken to facilitate voters all sections of voters, the voting percentage in Hoshiarpur remained at 59.39 per cent, around 5 per cent lesser than the last year.

Model polling booths surprise voters

Model polling booths surprise voters

20 May 2019 | 8:52 AM

JALANDHAR: Model polling stations gave a pleasant surprise to voters as they were welcomed with a red carpet, music band, rangolis and were offered flowers.

18.15L voters to seal fate of 19 candidatesLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

18.15L voters to seal fate of 19 candidates

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Stage is set for the general elections for the Jalandhar parliamentary seat as 18.15 lakh voters would decide the fate of 19 candidates who were in the fray for the LS seat.

UP resident held with pistol

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

PHAGWARA: The Goraya police recovered a .315 bore pistol and five live cartridges from Nakul Parshad of Uttar Pradesh and arrested him on Saturday.

Residents urged to exercise their franchise

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Eminent personalities of the city have appealed to every resident to exercise his franchise.

Three bitten by stray dogs

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

PHAGWARA: Three persons were bitten by dogs at various places here on Friday.

249 bottles of illegally stored liquor seized

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Taking action against illegal liquor trade, the administration seized around 249 bottles of liquor stored illegally at a workshop late last night.

Nine all-women polling stations in Jalandhar

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Aiming to encourage women voters to exercise their franchise, the district administration has decided to set up nine all-women managed polling stations in the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency for the LS elections on Sunday.

NOTA may find good number of takers

NOTA may find good number of takers

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Most of the voters in the city have decided to press the ‘None of the Above’ (NOTA) button on the ballot/electronic voting machine.

2,329 polling parties dispatched to boothsLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

2,329 polling parties dispatched to booths

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 2,329 polling parties, along with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and other election material, have been dispatched to 1,863 polling booths in the district.

Trader wins Rs1-cr lottery

Trader wins Rs1-cr lottery

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Sanpreet Singh, who runs stationery-cum-mobile phone shop in Mahilpur town, won a Rs 1 crore lottery.

439 booths vulnerable

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Special Central Para Military Force (CPMF), micro observers and webcasting are being ensured at 439 vulnerable polling booths of the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency.

Security up for polling

Security up for polling

19 May 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: To ensure that nothing goes wrong during the polling of the last phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections tomorrow, the city as well as rural police commissionerate have devised a detailed security arrangement plan in the district.

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Smugglers drug network in Faridkot jail busted

Smugglers drug network in Faridkot jail busted

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

What could be termed as a serious lapse in the jail security system as smugglers and gangsters are still operating from prisons? Despite tall claims of Jail Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and senior officials regarding tough measures being taken to prevent the use of mobile phones inside jails, the menace continues.

GLADA cracks whip to make developers fall in lineILLEGAL COLONIES

GLADA cracks whip to make developers fall in line

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA:The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) means business and would not allow unscrupulous developers/ promoters of colonies to have a free run.

Broken flyover road open invitation to mishap

Broken flyover road open invitation to mishap

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA:There is no end to sufferings of passengers and the staff, who run the bus service, for the past one year as flyover road inside the city bus stand is in a dilapidated condition.

Woman, paramour booked for abetting husband’s suicide

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA:Investigation conducted by the Salem Tabri police into the mysterious death of a cigarette vendor at Bhora village revealed that the wife of the deceased along with her paramour had driven him to suicide.

Activist complains to human rights panelSTRAY DOG BITE CASES

Activist complains to human rights panel

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA:The Council of RTI Activists has complained to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission against the Municipal Corporation (MC) for not taking required measures to control stray dog bite cases in the city.

Industrialists hail Modi’s resounding election victory

Industrialists hail Modi’s resounding election victory

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: It’s raining good news for the local industry which is upbeat over the landslide victory of Narendra Modi.

Married woman poisoned to death in Malhipur village

Married woman poisoned to death in Malhipur village

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

DORAHA: A married woman of Malhipur village and mother of a-one-and-half month old daughter was allegedly poisoned to death by her husband and in-laws at Malhipur after which her condition worsened.

Oppn targeted PM Modi instead of raising issues: Sanjay Singh

Oppn targeted PM Modi instead of raising issues: Sanjay Singh

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

Ludhiana: A day after the BJP outperformed opponents in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said had the Opposition parties contested the elections by highlighting actual issues, including unemployment, farmers’s distress, inflation, black money, GST and women security, among others, the results would have been different.

‘Opportunists harmed AAP’

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: After “poor” show in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the state unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to hold a meeting within a day or two.

Cong misused government machinery, says LIP chief

Cong misused government machinery, says LIP chief

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: The Lok Insaaf Party, chief, Simarjeet Singh Bains and his brother Balwinder Singh Bains today thanked voters for supporting them in the 2019 General Election.

Congress, BJP celebrate win

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists continued with the celebrations on the second day of announcement of the 2019 General Election results as well.

Industrial support vital for agri-diversification: Expert

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: “Increasing dependence on the main crops, paddy-wheat, is leading to un-sustainability in terms of natural resource depletion in Punjab,” observed Dr Navtej Singh Bains, Director of Research, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), while chairing the session on the formation of state policy on diversification of Punjab agriculture.

Farmers motivated to adopt diversified cropping system

Farmers motivated to adopt diversified cropping system

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: To mark the International Day for Biological Diversity, a farmers’ awareness programme was organised at Khosa Pando village, Moga, in which the Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) highlighted the need for biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use.

GADVASU extends last date for admission to BVSc

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr NS Sharma, Controller of Examinations of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, has informed that the last date to apply online for admission to Bachelor of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry (BVSc and AH) programme at GADVASU has been extended from May 23 to May 30 without late fee and from May 28 to June 4 with late fee.

Admission for diploma courses begin at polytechnic colleges

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: The admission procedure for diploma courses after class X has begun at city-based polytechnic colleges.

Summer camps a hit with students

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

Ludhiana: Gone are the days when children used to visit their maternal or paternal grandparents during their summer break.

BCM college students shine

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

Ludhiana: Students of BEd special education (Sem I) of BCM College of Education, have made the college proud by securing top positions in Panjab University.

Trains partially cancelled, rescheduled from May 25 to 27

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: The Northern Railway would take a mega traffic-cum-overhead equipment (OHE) block for regirdering of one span of bridge no 283 upline between Barara-Kesri stations on Saharanpur-Ambala section on May 26.

SCHOOL NOTES

Sandpit Activity

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

Ludhiana:Kindergarten students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School took an active part in a sandpit activity.

Free cancer screening camp

Free cancer screening camp

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: Ek Noor Charitable Educational and Welfare Trust in collaboration with World Cancer Care Charitable Trust will organise ninth free cancer check-up camp on May 26 from 10 in the morning to 4 in the evening at Model Gram Welfare Trust (opposite Kiddies’ Paradise School) Kochar Market.

Medical camp for women jail inmates

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA: A team of diabetes-free world and Baba Budha ji Society organised a medical camp for women inmates in the Central Jail, Tajpur Road.

Simran, Kashish put Ludhiana in driver’s seatPUNJAB INTER-DISTRICT CRICKET TOURNAMENT FOR KATOCH SHIELD

Simran, Kashish put Ludhiana in driver’s seat

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

LUDHIANA:Excellent bowling by Simranjeet (6/24) and a fine batting by Kashish Panseja (123 not out) and Deepin Chitkara (80 not out) put hosts Ludhiana in the driver’s seat against Ferozepur on the opening day in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield at GRD Academy, Hambran Road, here today.

Sports stadium at Khamano  still a distant dream for residents

Sports stadium at Khamano still a distant dream for residents

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

The setting up of a sports stadium at Khamano is still a distant dream for the sports lovers of the area as the concerned department had failed to begin the construction of the stadium.

IN BRIEF

5 mobiles seized from jail inmates

25 May 2019 | 7:58 AM

Ludhiana: Five mobile phones have been recovered from inmates of the Ludhiana Central Jail.

IN BRIEF

Two nabbed with banned pills

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

Ludhiana: The police division 2 nabbed two persons with 400 intoxicanting tablets. The accused have been identified as Suraj Kumar of Kheri village, and Hardeep Singh of Dugri.

Five smugglers held with 87 cases of illicit liquor

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

The city police nabbed five liquor smugglers in separate cases and recovered 85 cases of illegal liquor from their possession.

PAU extends admission date of journalism course

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

LUDHIANA:The last date for submission of applications with late fee for admission to masters in journalism and mass communication at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been extended to May 30.

PAU signs MoA with Bengaluru firm

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

Ludhiana: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has entered into a partnership with Tokita Seed India Private Limited, a Bengaluru-based firm for the commercialisation of chilli hybrid CH-27.

Man hacked to death at Koom Kalan

Man hacked to death at Koom Kalan

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

SAHNEWAL:A married man was allegedly killed with sharp weapons late last night.

38-year-old man found dead, kin suspect wife’s role

38-year-old man found dead, kin suspect wife’s role

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

A 38-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his house in Bhora colony on Thursday evening.

Celebrations in Congress camp

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

LUDHIANA:It was celebration time in the Congress camp after Ravneet Singh Bittu had a hat-trick of Lok Sabha poll win and second consecutive win from Ludhiana.

BJP euphoric, postpones festivity to oath day

BJP euphoric, postpones festivity to oath day

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

LUDHIANA:The BJP has stormed back to power with a landslide win.

NOTA touches a chord with elderly, youngsters

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

DORAHA:A good number of elderly voters and youngsters today seemed to be elated by the fact that the NOTA (none of the above) option was given fifth place among 21 candidates, who were in the fray for Fatehgarh Sahib Lok Sabha seat.

AAP blames Phoolka for defeat

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

LUDHIANA:Leaders of AAP have blamed HS Phoolka’s resignation from the Dakha Assembly constituency for the poor performance of the party in the Lok Sabha elections.

Workers watch counting together in harmony

Workers watch counting together in harmony

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

LUDHIANA:There were a few workers and supporters of the parties contesting the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat at the counting centres on the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus today.

Hosiery unit gutted, goods worth crores destroyed

Hosiery unit gutted, goods worth crores destroyed

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

LUDHIANA:A major fire broke out at Sanjeev Fabrics situated in Veer Nagar, Bahadur K Road on Thursday morning.

Amar wins Fatehgarh Sahib seat

Amar wins Fatehgarh Sahib seat

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

DORAHA:Doraha Congress leaders and workers were in a jubilant mood today when their candidate Dr Amar Singh won from the Fatehgarh Sahib constituency by defeating Darbara Singh Guru of SAD by a huge margin of 93,621 votes.

LIP gets highest votes in four segments

LIP gets highest votes in four segments

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

LUDHIANA:Though Lok Insaaf Party chief Simarjeet Singh Bains lost the election, the party’s performance has improved compared to the Lok Sabha election of 2014.

NDA mandate to finish pending works: Bittu

NDA mandate to finish pending works: Bittu

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

LUDHIANA:After winning the Ludhiana parliamentary seat for the third time, Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu said it was not the failure of the Congress but it was the decision of the people to give five more years to the NDA government for finishing its pending works.

Ravneet Bittu scores a hat-trick

Ravneet Bittu scores a hat-trick

24 May 2019 | 7:57 AM

LUDHIANA:Indian National Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu has won from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency for the second consecutive time.

Three-member panel to probe blood blunder

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: A three-member inquiry committee has been constituted to investigate how wrong blood was transfused to a woman patient at Civil Hospital here yesterday.

Call to protect biodiversity on only habitable planet in solar system

Call to protect biodiversity on only habitable planet in solar system

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: The department of forestry and natural resources of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), in collaboration with the NSS unit, marked World Biodiversity Day by organising events under the theme, ‘Biodiversity, Food and Health’, today.

High drama over BDPO conduct

High drama over BDPO conduct

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: A woman, who works as steno in the Panchayat Department office situated at the PAU, has levelled allegations of sexual harassment against the Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO). The PAU police have launched investigation into the matter.

BRIEFLY

70-year-old man goes missing

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: A 70-year-old man identified as Onkar Nath Rai went missing under mysterious circumstances. His son has been doing all to trace his father.

Attack on lawyer flayed

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: District Bar Association president Ashok Mittal and other office-bearers today condemned the attack on the Khanna Bar Association’s former president Munish Khanna.

Three get 10-year jail in narcotics case

Three get 10-year jail in narcotics case

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: The court of Additional Sessions Judge Jagdeep Singh Marok has convicted three persons on the charge of smuggling heroin.

Overflowing sewers: MLA threatens to stage dharna

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: Infuriated over choked sewers on Rahon Road, Congress MLA from Ludhiana East, Sanjay Talwar, threatened to sit on a dharna with people if the problem was not addressed.

CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Ludhiana beat Jalandhar on basis of first innings lead

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana emerged winners against Jalandhar on the basis of first innings lead of 27 runs in the two-day match in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield that concluded at Burlton Park, Jalandhar, today.

Maximum snatching cases reported in 2018

Maximum snatching cases reported in 2018

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

If the data supplied by the office of the Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, is to be believed, the year 2018 witnessed maximum (447) cases of snatching.

Cycle association decries move to hike power tariff

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: A meeting of the United Cycle Parts and Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) office-bearers was held today in its office at Gill Chowk on the proposed hike in power tariff by the PSPCL.

Whistleblower questions delay in actionSMART VENDING ZONE

Whistleblower questions delay in action

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: As the MC has failed to take any action into the alleged smart vending zone scam for the past eleven months, Kuldeep Singh Khaira of Vigilant Citizens’ Forum has sent a complaint to the Local Bodies Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu.

2 days of glamour, fashion in city

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: Riwaz India Fashion Carnival of Vatnani events established in 2013 in Dubai, is UAE’s one of a leading event company which has done more than 17 super successful shows in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the best curated designers.

Married youth working as granthi commits suicide

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

MACHHIWARA: A married youth, who worked as a granthi in a gurdwara, allegedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances by consuming some poisonous substance near here.

Factory owners suffer as labour crunch continues

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Now when the polling for Lok Sabha election is over, owners of dairy farms, dairies and small scale industry units hope return of labourers who had left for their respective native states on the pretext of voting and supporting their candidates.

Heavy vehicles continue to choke roads in Sahnewal

Heavy vehicles continue to choke roads in Sahnewal

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

SAHNEWAL: The plying of heavy vehicles on Sahnewal over bridge has robbed the residents of their peace of mind. Although the entry of heavy vehicles from 8 am to 8 pm is banned, these still keep plying on the road.

Cash, jewellery worth lakhs robbed from trader’s house

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: Two armed men entered the house of a hosiery trader at Urban Estate, Jamalpur, by scaling the main gate and took away cash and gold jewellery worth several lakhs last evening.

Splash bashSCHOOL NOTES

Splash bash

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: Green Land Convent School, New Subhash Nagar, Ludhiana organised aqua day for the tiny tots. A splash pool party was organised to give students a break from regular routine work.

PAU forms submission date changed to May 30

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: The last date for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses with late fee at Punjab Agricultural University has been extended from May 21 to May 30.

City lads bat their way to Australia

City lads bat their way to Australia

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: The budding cricketers of Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill Park, have brought laurels to the school by getting selected for the forthcoming Under-19 cricket tournament to be held in Australia. The tournament will be held from May 26 to June 8.

When money tastes sweeter than honeyWORLD HONEY BEE DAY

When money tastes sweeter than honey

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: Punjab Agricultural University celebrated the World Honey Bee Day, organised by the department of entomology, in collaboration with the Progressive Beekeepers Association (Regd), today. The day has been marked by the United Nations to raise awareness about the importance of bees.

Yarn firm worker found murdered at SBS Nagar

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: A 42-year-old man was found murdered near the City Centre building at SBS Nagar last night. The police have registered a case under Section 302, IPC.

Shoddy road carpeting stifles trees

Shoddy road carpeting stifles trees

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: On the one hand the government has been exhorting people to plant more and more trees and increase the green cover to check environmental pollution, but on the other, shoddy road carpeting work at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, a colony developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) on Pakhowal Road here, has given quite a few full-grown trees a certain ‘slow death’ by laying premix carpet all around them, leaving no space for water intake.

Candidates’ fate to unseal today, counting staff ready

Candidates’ fate to unseal today, counting staff ready

23 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

LUDHIANA: Punjab Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju today said the counting for 13 parliamentary constituencies would be done at 21 places in the state tomorrow. He said all arrangements in this regard were in place.

SCHOOL NOTES

Red colour day

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

Ludhiana: To introduce the colour red to the tiny tots, DAV Public School, Pakhowal Road, celebrated red colour day.

Buddh Purnima celebrated

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

Ludhiana: Buddh Purnima was celebrated at Desh Bhagat University. The Chancellor of the university, Dr Zora Singh, was the chief guest of the occasion.

MURDER BID

Ludhiana youth gets 4-year jail

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge court today sentenced a Ludhiana resident to four years in jail in an attempt-to-murder case.

Industrialists see opportunity in America-China trade war

Industrialists see opportunity in America-China trade war

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: The US-China trade war has become a hot topic among exporters.

Govt gives one-time chance to developers for renewal of licences

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: In the wake of legal hurdle in renewal of lapsed licenses granted to developers by various special urban development authorities under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, for setting up colonies as provided in the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act (PAPRA) 1995, the state government has provided a ‘one-time opportunity’ to all such promoters whose licences had expired to get the same renewed till December 31.

Fire breaks out at MC garbage dump

Fire breaks out at MC garbage dump

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A fire broke out at the MC’s main garbage dump at Tajpur Road this morning, leaving the nearby slum dwellers and factory workers to suffer due to the smoke.

Sensex soars, city investors upbeat

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Immediately after the last phase of Lok Sabha elections yesterday, the exit polls began pouring-in.

Manipur Police, Sethu FC set for summit clashHERO WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Manipur Police, Sethu FC set for summit clash

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: The summit clash of the 2018-19 Hero Indian Women’s League will be a re-match of a Group II game between Manipur Police Sports Club and Sethu FC, Madurai, scheduled for tomorrow.

Swine flu lab inaugurated

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A swine flu lab (H1N1 PCR), installed in the microbiology department of Dayanand Medical Hospital (DMC), was formally inaugurated by the secretary of the DMCH Managing Society, Prem Kumar Gupta.

462 examined at dental camp

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A public health awareness programme was conducted by DMC Hospital today at Ram Lal Bhasin Public School, Phase I, Urban Estate, Dugri Road, Ludhiana.

92 students to showcase their collection at ‘Anukama 19’

92 students to showcase their collection at ‘Anukama 19’

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Northern Indian Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT), set up by the Government of Punjab, is all set to hold Anukama 2019, a graduating show for the Fashion Design (FD) and Fashion Design (Knits) departments of NIIFT at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan on May 22.

Players pledge to emulate hockey legend Prithipal

Players pledge to emulate hockey legend Prithipal

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Competition in the sub-junior section was held, besides players took a pledge to emulate the hockey legend, Prithipal Singh, whose 36th death anniversary was observed yesterday during the ongoing 9th Olympian Prithipal Singh Hockey Festival being organised by Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Charitable Trust at Jarkhar village near here on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road.

Admn observes Anti-Terrorism Day

Admn observes Anti-Terrorism Day

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: For promoting peace and communal harmony, Anti-Terrorism Day was observed in the district today.

Brace for traffic snarls, Pohir crossing closed for 3 days

22 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Traffic management will remain an uphill task in t