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Almost no train for a fortnight from city railway station

Almost no train for a fortnight from city railway station

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 34 trains will neither originate nor terminate at the local railway station for nearly a fortnight from July 19 as the Railways is set to complete the process of switching over from obsolete lever frame system to the state-of-the-art electronic interlocking system.

Chemist shops found operating sans licence

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The drug wing of the Health Department discovered two illegal chemist shops running in rural areas and seized medicines worth over Rs 2 lakh.

Finally, Bhandari bridge extensions to open today

Finally, Bhandari bridge extensions to open today

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The government is all set to dedicate the extensions of the Bhandari bridge to people.

MC’s e-payment service receives good response

MC’s e-payment service receives good response

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The online payment facility for water and sewerage, which started on July 9, has received a good response from residents, say MC officials.

MC flayed for manual certification process

MC flayed for manual certification process

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite the government’s notification to implement e-governance in all the civics bodies, the birth and death records at the Municipal Corporation (MC) are still being maintained manually, claims Sanjay Khosla, president, Safai Mazdoor Union.

Another rice mill under scanner

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Days after Veerumal Mulkh Raj Jain rice mill owner along with his family was booked for allegedly bungling government paddy and defrauding banks to the tune of hundreds of crores of rupees, another rice mill located on the Tarn Taran road has come under scanner.

IIM welcomes its fourth batch

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar, welcomed its fourth batch of Postgraduate Programme in Management on Sunday.

Book on Mazhabi Sikhs released

Book on Mazhabi Sikhs released

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A book titled ‘Itihaas vich Mazhabi Sikh’ (History of Mazhabi Sikh) was released at a function organised at Virsa Vihar on Sunday.

Anti-drug awareness skit

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

GURDASPUR: Raman Bahl, senior Congressman and chairman of the Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board, organised an anti-drug awareness skit at the Ram Dutt hall here on Sunday.

Over 100 saplings planted by NGO

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The city-based NGO, Voice of Amritsar, carried out a plantation drive at Government Senior Secondary School at Varpal village on Sunday.

Jail inmate thrashed, three booked

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A prisoner was thrashed by his fellow jail inmates in the high security Amritsar Central Jail here on Friday.

Security guard murdered

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

TARN TARAN: Harjinder Singh (55), a resident of the local town, was found murdered on Sunday morning on the premises of Seven Star restaurant where he worked as a security guard.

14 arrested with drugs

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have arrested 14 persons for reportedly possessing banned drugs and heroin.

Addict dies

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

TARN TARAN: A drug addict, Jajbir Singh (20), of Bhuchar Kalan village, died of high blood pressure on Sunday.

Hoteliers meet minister

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A delegation of the walled city hotel owners met Education Minister Om Parkash Soni and discussed the issues they had been face while constructing new hotels on Sunday.

Woman accuses estranged husband of issuing threats

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman, who had got an FIR lodged against her husband accusing him of subjecting her to unnatural sex and assault, has accused him of pressurising her for a compromise.

Firm directed to refund Rs1.25 lakh

16 Jul 2018 | 12:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed a private company, offering holiday plans, to refund Rs 1,25,000 to a resident along with Rs 2,000 as litigation expenses for not fulfilling its promises.

Drug deaths: Families of victims stare at bleak futureTARN TARAN DIARY

Drug deaths: Families of victims stare at bleak future

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

The death of 22-year-old Navneet Singh of Bhail Dhai Wala village, who died of drug overdose, has made the life of his grandmother and father miserable.

Plastic Surgery Day observed

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: An event to observe National Plastic Surgery Day was organised at Amandeep Hospital here on Saturday.

Varsity comes up with fitness centre

Varsity comes up with fitness centre

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: With its academic session set to begin next week, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has established a world-class fitness centre on its premises.

Pensioners for release of pending allowances

Pensioners for release of pending allowances

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: The Pensioners’ Association met School Education Minister OP Soni and submitted a memorandum on Saturday.

Admn asks hotel owners to maintain hygiene

Admn asks hotel owners to maintain hygiene

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: In an attempt to enforce Food Safety Act, DC Kamaldeep Singh Sangha met hotel owners and wholesale food dealers to issue necessary instructions on Saturday.

Contractual midday meal scheme to go on

Contractual midday meal scheme to go on

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: Rolling back its order regarding putting an end to the contract system for the midday meal in the city, the Education Department has asked the government schools to continue with the present system.

Secular parties should unite against BJP: Bhagwant Mann

Secular parties should unite against BJP: Bhagwant Mann

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

TARN TARAN: Lok Sabha MP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann has said that there is a need for the unity of secular forces to defeat the BJP in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Woman nabbed with abducted child

Woman nabbed with abducted child

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: The Cantonment police have arrested a woman for allegedly kidnapping a one-year-old boy.

Defunct ACs force doctors to sweat during surgeries

Defunct ACs force doctors to sweat during surgeries

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: The defunct air conditioners (ACs) at the operation theatre at the ENT wing of Government Medical College, performing surgeries has become a tough job for the doctors as they complain of uneasiness and increased chances of infection among patients.

Report on absenteeism sent to Chief Secy

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: The joint secretary of the Vigilance Bureau has sent its report to the Chief Secretary, Punjab, regarding the surprise check conducted at the MC office in which several employees were found absent and or coming late.

Rodents at GMC mortuary give policemen a harrowing time

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: The cops, deployed at the mortuary of Government Medical College (GMC), have written to the authorities concerned, complaining about irregular power supply, the menace of rodents and absence of refrigerators for preserving the dead.

Every youngster is revolutionary: Pak author

Every youngster is revolutionary: Pak author

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: Call it a reflex thing, but the moment we see a Pakistani woman talking about feminism and political Islam, the first question hurled at her is about why women in Pakistan do not have any rights? “Well, this is a misconception.

Court’s stay on transfer order

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: The transfer of five sanitary inspectors has become a bone of contention for the MC.

Two caught with illegal firearms

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have arrested Harvinder Singh of Muradpura village for allegedly possessing an illegal firearm.

Man linked with Pak smugglers arrested with 260 gm of heroin

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR: In a major catch, the CIA staff on Saturday nabbed a drug peddler, identified as Varinderjit Singh, alias Kaka (23), of Rajatal village and confiscated 260 gm of heroin from his possession.

Residents miffed at BRTS project deadline extension

Residents miffed at BRTS project deadline extension

15 Jul 2018 | 1:45 AM

AMRITSAR:The deadline for the completion of the BRTS project was extended once again by Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu here on Friday.

SNIPPETS

Bikers snatch woman’s purse

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

Tarn Taran: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched the purse of a school principal last on Thursday evening. The victim, Harwinder Kaur, is the head of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Dhotian.

Take up reading, says writer

Take up reading, says writer

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Library, in collaboration with Punjabi Sahit Sabha, Chogawan, organised a programme under the National Reading Mission with Punjabi novelist Dr Charanjit Kaur on Friday.

Biometric system in Health Dept

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: The Health Department is planning to install biometric attendance machines at its hospitals to ensure the presence of medical staff during duty hours.

No more outsourcing of midday meal in city

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: The midday meal system is set to undergo a change in government schools of the city.

Punjab Naatshala launches digital platform

Punjab Naatshala launches digital platform

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: Taking first steps towards digital world, Punjab Naatshala has launched a digital portal to share information regarding its activities.

Activity-based books a hit among students

Activity-based books a hit among students

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: To bring clarity on basic concepts of various subjects, the primary section of government schools has been provided books having elaborate pictorial and activity-based content.

Development work only on paper, says RTI activist

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: A city-based RTI activist has accused MC officials of resorting to irregularities.

MC moves court to collect payments

MC moves court to collect payments

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: The water supply and sewerage wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) has got listed 32 cases regarding non-payment of bills by government and semi-government offices for hearing by Lok Adalat.

Chemist held

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: A medical store owner, identified as Manpreet Singh, alias Manna, has been arrested for allegedly selling habit-forming drugs and injections.

Mobiles seized from inmate

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Central Jail staff confiscated a mobile phone from a gangster, Darshan Singh, alias Raja, alias Kanwada, during a search operation.

Cop arrested for extortion

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police have arrested a head constable for “corruption” and “threatening a youth to register a false case” under the NDPS Act against him.

Last date to deposit fee extended for SC students

Last date to deposit fee extended for SC students

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: Following delay in the release of funds under the post-matric scholarship, the state government has asked colleges and universities in the state to extend the last date of depositing admission fee for SC students.

Probe initiated into dowry demand case

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: Perturbed over “harassment” at the hands of her in-laws, a woman threatened to end her life in a video message that went viral in no time.

Those who lynched youth in Gurnam Nagar identified: Police

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after a youth was found murdered in Gurnam Nagar, falling under Division B police station, the police claimed to have cracked the case.

Liquor vend employee shot at, critical

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: Prem Kumar, a salesman at a liquor vend, was shot at by some unidentified persons in the late night hours on Tuesday.

12 injured as bus overturns

12 injured as bus overturns

14 Jul 2018 | 1:08 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 12 passengers got injuries as a bus of Punjab Roadways overturned near Rayya on Friday afternoon.

BRIEFLY

March against drugs

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

Amritsar: Activists of the Communist Party of India (CPI), Jhabal unit, took out a march against drug abuse in Thathi Sohal village in Tarn Taran on Thursday.

Post office honoured

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The General Post Office, Amritsar, was given Aadhaar excellence award for the best performing post office in the Punjab west postal region at a ceremony in New Delhi on Wednesday.

AAP accuses BJP of encroachment

AAP accuses BJP of encroachment

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Aam Aadmi Party accused the Bharatiya Janata Partyof encroaching upon a piece of the MC land adjacent to its Khanna Samarak office near Hathi Gate.

94% kids get MR vaccine

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Health officials claimed to have immunised 94 per cent of the targeted children in the district under the MR measles and rubella immunisation campaign.

Lok Adalat to be held on July 14

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has announced to organise National Lok Adalat on July 14 to provide convenient and speedy justice to litigants.

Scholarship scheme for philately lovers

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Students pursing philately as hobby can now avail scholarship under the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana through the local post office.

Vegetable market likely to be shifted from Vallah

Vegetable market likely to be shifted from Vallah

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Mandi Board is likely to look for new site to relocate the wholesale vegetable and fruit market from Vallah as no construction can be carried out near the Army’s ammunition depot.

Helpline boosts rural cops’ drive against peddlers

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The helpline number, introduced by Amritsar rural police, for sharing information about drug peddlers has evinced good response.

‘Curtailing drug abuse is SHOs’ responsibility’

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

BATALA: Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner (DC) Gurlovleen Singh Sidhu on Thursday called a meeting of officials of the twin police districts of Gurdaspur and Batala and asked them to fan out in their respective areas to nip in the bud the drug problem.

Embezzlement: Teacher booked

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have booked a teacher of a government school for allegedly bungling Rs 1.

Revisiting bygone era through ‘Dhol Ratti’

Revisiting bygone era through ‘Dhol Ratti’

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: ‘Dhol Ratti’, an upcoming Punjabi film, will be released on July 20 under the banner of Canam Movie Productions.

A mini book fairy at work

A mini book fairy at work

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: At 10, when most kids her age are busy planning their summer camp activities or vacations, Inayat is busy shortlisting the books she is going to ‘drop’.

PSPCL SDO booked for negligence

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the death of a local resident due to electrocution, the Chheharta police have booked a sub-divisional officer of the PSPCL for causing death by negligence.

Trader fired at after getting ransom calls

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A local trader was fired at by unknown persons when he was returning home from his shop.

255-gm heroin seized

255-gm heroin seized

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff of the local police arrested a drug “trafficker”, identified as Bhupinder Singh, alias Chan Mahi (33), of Rajiv Gandhi Nagar near Beri Gate and recovered 255 gm of heroin from him on Thursday.

Family of ‘drug peddler’ manhandles cop, 4 held

13 Jul 2018 | 12:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Four members of a migrant family clashed with an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), who was chasing a youth after he fled a checkpoint (naka) near the Polytechnic College road here on Wednesday.

SNIPPETS

2 mobiles found from jail inmate

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

Amritsar: The Amritsar Central Jail staff recovered two mobile phones from an inmate, identified as Bikramjit Singh, alias Kulla, a resident of Tej Nagar on Sultanwind road.

Delhi flight thrice a week

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Air India has reinstated its early morning Delhi flight for three days a week — Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday — instead of suspending it completely from July 12 till September 30.

World population fortnight launched

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Health Department launched the world population fortnight here on Wednesday.

Cops reshuffled in rural areas

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have shifted three assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) among 45 cops, including head constables and constables, who have been posted at their home station or at a single police station or post for a long time.

Govt takes back new role from XEN

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Local Government rolled back its order of appointing Executive Engineer Tilak Raj the in-charge of water supply and sewerage of North and East constituencies here on Tuesday.

Mild showers offer little relief from heat

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: After a dry spell of almost seven days, the city residents got a little respite from heat wave as the area witnessed mild showers early Wednesday morning.

Pensioners hold protest over development tax

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Subordinate Services Federation and Punjab and UT employee’s action committee burnt effigies of the state government on Wednesday.

Trader accused of misusing Aadhaar

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

BATALA: A Batala resident has filed a complaint with the police accusing a businessman of misusing his Aadhaar number.

Changing the tricks of their trade

Changing the tricks of their trade

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: PC Sorcar, the country’s first and the most celebrated magician, introduced entertainment through magic on the Indian stage.

GNDU ex-professor appointed Chancellor of HP central varsity

GNDU ex-professor appointed Chancellor of HP central varsity

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Former GNDU Prof Dr Harmohinder Singh Bedi, head of Hindi department, has been appointed Chancellor of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) in Dharmshala.

AIT notices to hotel owners over unpaid settlement fee

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) has started issuing notices to hotel owners, who haven’t deposited fee even after settlement of their illegal buildings.

Rotten food items found at 2 clubs

Rotten food items found at 2 clubs

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of health officials conducted a surprise check at three private clubs in the city on Wednesday.

Fatehpur Sugga granthi held for molestation

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

TARN TARAN: A granthi along with two persons have been arrested for allegedly molesting a woman on the premises of a gurdwara in Fatehpur Sugga village, 20 km from here.

As population continues to increase in district, so do problems

As population continues to increase in district, so do problems

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: As the globe celebrates the World Population Day, the city has a reason to worry about — rising population.

To be held, man drinks poison

To be held, man drinks poison

12 Jul 2018 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth allegedly attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance after a police team tried to arrest him for drug peddling at his shop here late on Tuesday evening.

SGPC calls meet on mandatory helmet decision

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: To discuss over the recent decision of Chandigarh administration to make helmet compulsory for two-wheeler women riders, including women of Sikh religion, the SGPC has scheduled a special meeting at its head office in Amritsar.

Atrocity victim’s parents threatened, case registered

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

TARN TARAN: The police on Tuesday booked unidentified persons for issuing threats to the parents of the woman, who was beaten up by the city police on March 3, 2013, three days ago.

21 city schools to become ‘smart’

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab government is aiming to have multiple smart schools in the state.

Orientation programme at KCW concludes

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The seven-day-long Summer Orientation Programme for students culminated at the Khalsa College for Women (KCW) here on Tuesday.

‘Enforce ban on sale of syringes’

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) demands prohibition on sale of medicines and syringes.

‘End glorification of drugs through songs’

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The growing scare of drug abuse and the number of deaths being recorded due to the menace in Punjab has prompted many from the creative fraternity to come forward and share their views on the issue.

City beautification efforts through art projects

City beautification efforts through art projects

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Continuing with their efforts to create more spaces in the city that are aesthetically and ecologically pleasing, Kausa Trust has been identifying spots that can become examples in community building.

Tourism scheme causing loss to exchequer: AAP

Tourism scheme causing loss to exchequer: AAP

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The local leadership of Aam Adami Party (AAP) alleged that the Punjab Bed and Breakfast scheme, under the tourism department has led to loss of revenue to the government.

Railways revises schedule of 93 trains

Railways revises schedule of 93 trains

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Northern Railway has temporarily revised the schedule of 93 trains, including 13 trains that pass though Amritsar, from July 12.

Anganwadi workers seek hike in salary, stage protest

Anganwadi workers seek hike in salary, stage protest

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Anganwadi Workers’ Union staged a protest in front of state BJP president Shwait Malik’s residence here on Tuesday.

Farmer leader booked for molestation

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A farmer leader was booked for allegedly molesting his niece here on Monday.

Nihangs, Satkar committee members booked for clashes

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The local police have registered cases against members of Nihang organisations and Shri Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee in connection with clashes that took place on Sunday and Monday.

Man booked for stalking schoolgirl

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

TARN TARAN: The local police have booked a person for stalking a teenage girl.

GND varsity’s solar plant project nears completion

GND varsity’s solar plant project nears completion

11 Jul 2018 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The ambitious project of Guru Nanak Dev University to have a solar energy plant on its campus is nearing completion.

SGPC langar for drug rehab centres

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC has volunteered to serve food for free to the drug addiction centres in Amritsar.

City residents hail changes in JEE, NEET

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The HRD Ministry’s move of conducting NET, NEET and JEE (mains) twice a year has been hailed by the residents and experts in the city.

Diarrhoea control fortnight lauched by health dept

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department launched the diarrhea control fortnight from Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall road, at an event here on Monday.

Residents irked over no slip road markings

Residents irked over no slip road markings

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The surface infrastructure of the city is being upgraded by spending thousands of crores of rupees under the Smart City project but its roads are without slip road markings.

Hospitality bizmen lend a helping hand to de-addiction centre

Hospitality bizmen lend a helping hand to de-addiction centre

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Businessmen in the hospitality sector have come forward to issue funds to make available necessary facilities for the addicts undergoing treatment at the Swami Vivekananda De-addiction Center of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital.

Counselling for admissions starts at GND varsity

Counselling for admissions starts at GND varsity

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) on Monday began with its counselling for science and techincal courses on its campus.

MP gives ~1 lakh to granthi’s kin

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

TARN TARAN: SAD Lok Sabha MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura gave a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to the family of Granthi Dilbag Singh, who was shot dead by armed men of wine contractors, about one-and-a-half month back.

Admn has no record of house allotment to dismissed DSP

Admn has no record of house allotment to dismissed DSP

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

TARN TARAN: Officials of the district administration have no record of the allotment of official residence to dismissed DSP Daljit Singh Dhillon.

Road mishap victim dies

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Mukhtiar Singh, who was run over by a JCB machine near Drumma Wala Bazaar two days ago, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

SGPC’s free bus service for outstation devotees

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC on Sunday started free bus service for outstation devotees and ‘chhabeel’ for the devotees.

Four police officials suspended for ‘dissatisfactory’ performance

Four police officials suspended for ‘dissatisfactory’ performance

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Tightening the noose around “underperforming” cops amid the ongoing anti-drugs drive in the state, the police have placed four heads of police posts under suspension.

Woman ends life, 4 booked

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

TARN TARAN: A 22-year-old woman, Sukhwinder Kaur, committed suicide on Sunday.

897 students conferred with degrees at Global Institutes

897 students conferred with degrees at Global Institutes

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of MBA, MCA, MTech, BTech, BCom (Hons), BCA, hotel management, airline and tourism of Global Institutes were conferred with degrees at the third annual convocation on Monday.

Contaminated water supply

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, near Putlighar Chowk, have demanded from the Municipal Corporation (MC) to find a permanent solution to the problem of contaminated water supply in the area.

Woman caught with heroin

Woman caught with heroin

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have arrested a woman for allegedly possessing 100 gm of heroin and 1,200 intoxicating tablets.

Two drug peddlers thrashed

Two drug peddlers thrashed

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Dharad village caught a “drug peddler” and thrashed him before handing him over to the Jandiala Guru police.

Pharmacy sealed over sale of banned drugs

Pharmacy sealed over sale of banned drugs

10 Jul 2018 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police along with heath authorities sealed the Willmark Pharmaceuticals Private Limited firm for allegedly manufacturing and selling banned drugs.

GNDU begins with counselling for science and technology courses

GNDU begins with counselling for science and technology courses

09 Jul 2018 | 8:42 PM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) on Monday began with their counselling for science and technology courses in the university campus. The counselling shall conclude on July 12.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
3 youths drown in Sirhind Canal

3 youths drown in Sirhind Canal

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Three youths on Sunday drowned in Sirhind Canal near Gobindpura village while talking bath. Two of them have been identified as Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Bathinda, and Budh Ram, a resident of Bucho Mandi, while the third has not been identified yet.

Ripples in police circles as DSP Romana joins

Ripples in police circles as DSP Romana joins

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Police Department is in a peculiar situation with new SSP Dr Nanak Singh taking charge, but along with him, ‘tainted’ DSP Gurjeet Singh Romana, who was indicted by the former in a probe for releasing an accused in a drug case, also joining duty in the city on Sunday.

Sewerage issue: Manpreet takes officials to task

Sewerage issue: Manpreet takes officials to task

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Unhappy over the collapsed sewerage system and incidents of sewage overflowing in the city, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Sunday gave a dressing down to officials of the Sewerage and Water Supply Board, Triveni company and MCB during a meeting at the MCB meeting hall.

All schools told to display rights of differently abled

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has directed all schools to display boards mentioning the rights of differently abled students under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, outside the institutions.

Harsimrat puts end to rumours over LS seat

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

MALOUT: Union Minister and MP from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, has so far “brushed aside” the rumours of her chances of contesting the elections from the Ferozepur parliamentary constituency.

Hit by stray cattle, city resident dies

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Stray cattle took one more life in the city.

Critical patients left to fend for themselves at Civil Hospital

Critical patients left to fend for themselves at Civil Hospital

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: In the absence of attendants, patients visiting the emergency unit in the Civil Hospital are left to fend for themselves.

Dist wins overall powerlifting c’ship

Dist wins overall powerlifting c’ship

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Senior State Powerlifting Championship concluded here amid emphatic performances by powerlifters from all across the state.

Water supply remains hit for 2nd day

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The water supply in around 70 per cent areas in the city remained affected for the second day as well as 10 million gallon capacity Rose Garden water works developed power fuse fault again on Sunday.

School painted like train to draw students

School painted like train to draw students

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: To attract more students, a Government High School in Wara Bhai Ka village in Jaito sub division in Faridkot has decided to give a smart makeover to the school.

Rally against drug abuse held

Rally against drug abuse held

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Chandsar Nagar Sewa Society on Sunday took out a protest rally against drugs in the city.

Schizophrenic patients seek treatment from occultists

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Remember John Nash, a Nobel laureate in Economics from popular Hollywood flick “A beautiful mind” where Russell Crowe brilliantly essayed the role of a schizophrenic patient who wants to thwart a Soviet plot and becomes increasingly obsessive about it.

8 booked for threatening a person

16 Jul 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Eight persons were booked for threatening a person, who motivated people to shun drugs, with dire consequences at Salbrah village in the district.

BRIEFLY

Student beaten up by teacher

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked a PTE teacher of a school for allegedly beating up a Class VIII student for allegedly throwing a cold drink on his classmate.

Docs seek action against ‘tipsy’ cop

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

MALOUT: Doctors of the Civil Hospital here on Saturday threatened to lodge a protest on Monday if the local police failed to take action against a policeman, who was allegedly drunk and misbehaved with hospital staff and a doctor.

Malwa College PGDCA students shine in exam

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: Students of PGDCA (Semester I) of Malwa College have brought laurels to their institution by giving 100 per cent results in the university examination, as per the results declared by Punjabi University, Patiala.

BDPO told to pay Rs 5,000 to RTI activist

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

MALOUT: The block development and panchayat office (BDPO), Malout, has paid Rs 5,000 as compensation to a local RTI activist after it failed to provide information sought under the RTI Act in the prescribed time.

546 cases settled at Lok Adalat

546 cases settled at Lok Adalat

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: A National Lok Adalat passed awards worth over Rs 8 crore at the District Courts Complex here on Saturday. It took up 2,138 cases, of which 546 were disposed.

Water supply hit as Rose Garden water works develop fault

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: The water supply from the Rose Garden water works, which supply water to 10 tanks in the city, was stopped due to some technical fault.

Despite ban, illegal parking, sale of Army clothing continue

Despite ban, illegal parking, sale of Army clothing continue

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: Despite the District Magistrate’s ban orders, the sale of army clothes, parking of trucks on roads inside the city, running of a hookah bar and use of DJ songs on high volume during late night hours go on unabated in the city without any check or bid to implement these orders at the ground level.

Earth around sewer line caves in at Model Town

Earth around sewer line caves in at Model Town

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: The area around the main sewerage line laid by the Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) suddenly caved in near Gurudwara Jeewan Parkash in the Model Town Phase 1 area here on Saturday afternoon.

Students accuse govt college of charging extra fee

Students accuse govt college of charging extra fee

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: Students (belong to SC category) coming to Government Rajindra College for admissions to different courses have alleged that they have been charged extra fee by the college authorities.

Sandhu takes over as Faridkot SSP

Sandhu takes over as Faridkot SSP

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

FARIDKOT: Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu, a senior PPS and an ex-Army officer, on Saturday joined as Senior Superintendent of Police, Faridkot, replacing Dr Nanak Singh (IPS), now Bathinda SSP.

SSP Nanak Singh assumes charge

SSP Nanak Singh assumes charge

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: Senior Superintendent of Police Dr Nanak Singh assumed office on Saturday in Bathinda. He replaced Naveen Singla (IPS), who has been transferred and posted as AIG (SB-I), Mohali.

Rampura council acting chief resigns

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: The acting president of the Rampura Municipal Council, Mandeep Karkara, has given his resignation to Power Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar.

47 nursing colleges may lose university affiliation

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

FARIDKOT: As many as 47 nursing colleges in the state are facing the risk of losing affiliation to Baba Farid University of Health Services (BFUHS).

Help pours in for victim’s familyTHE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Help pours in for victim’s family

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

BATHINDA: Even as the petition, in which the wife of a man, who suffered complete paralysis after his two-wheeler collided with stray cattle, has sought compensation of Rs 30 lakh, is pending with the Punjab and Haryana High Court, financial relief of Rs 1 lakh was offered by a city resident on Saturday.

Four booked for Rs 12.5-crore fraud

Four booked for Rs 12.5-crore fraud

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: Four persons have been booked for a fraud of Rs 12.5 crore with a bank in the city.

Suspense over new Cong district urban president

Suspense over new Cong district urban president

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: The race for the Congress Bathinda (Urban) president’s post is getting vigorous as names of three party leaders — Arunjeet Mal, Rajan Garg and KK Aggarwal — are making the rounds in political circles.

Candle march for arrest of Himanshu Dania’s killers

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BARNALA: Demanding the arrest of killers of Himanshu Dania, who was shot dead in Barnala city on the intervening night of July 5 and 6, members of the Himanshu Dania struggle committee announced that they would organise a candle march in the city on July 15 evening.

Two held with 24-kg opium

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

Bathinda: The police on Friday claimed to have arrested two persons and seized 24 kgs of opium from their possession.

Doc conducting dope tests replaced

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

MUKTSAR: The district health authorities on Thursday asked Dr Rahul Jindal to perform duties rather than conducting the dope test and gave this charge to Dr Varun, also posted at the Civil Hospital, Muktsar.

6-yr-old ‘kidnapped’ child recovered

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

FARIDKOT: Two days after a six-year-old child disappeared under mysterious circumstances on the way home while returning from his school at Arianwala village in Faridkot.

Barnala admn forms teams to tackle drug menace

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BARNALA: To tackle the drug menace, the Barnala administration has formed seven special teams, which will raise awareness against drugs among common people and motivate them to get drug addicts to take treatment.

Team from Chandigarh checks MCB ad record

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: A team of the Local Bodies Department, Chandigarh, on Thursday visited the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) office to probe the ‘illegal’ advertisements installed in the city.

Pensioners take out march against drug abuse in city

Pensioners take out march against drug abuse in city

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Government Pensioners’ Coordination Committee on Friday took out a protest march against drugs from Pensioners’ Bhawan located at old tehsil.

Sewerage collapses, dirty water floods city roads

Sewerage collapses, dirty water floods city roads

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: The sewerage system in the city collapsed due to a leakage in the valve at the main disposal located on the Mansa road below the flyover.

Dialysis unit non-functional for want of staff; patients suffer

Dialysis unit non-functional for want of staff; patients suffer

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: In the absence of a permanent doctor and a lab technician, the dialysis unit of the Civil Hospital has been lying non-functional for more than a week now.

Changes in AAP executive posts

Changes in AAP executive posts

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: In a press release issued by the Aam Aadmi Party, Malwa Zone-1 unit members announced that Deepak Bansal would be the urban president of the AAP Bathinda unit and Rakesh Puri will be joint secretary of Malwa Zone-1.

Six penalised for violating tobacco norms

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: The tobacco control cell of the District Health Department carried out a check and issued challans to those found violating the tobacco norms.

DEOs to detail performance of school initiatives at meet

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: To take stock of how ‘Padho Punjab Padhao Punjab’ and the smart school initiatives of the State Education Department have fared in the district, the Punjab School Education Secretary, Krishan Kumar, will conduct a review meeting with district education officers from across the state at the Chandigarh head office on July 16.

Denial of scholarship to SC students stirs row

Denial of scholarship to SC students stirs row

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

FARIDKOT: Denial of post-matric scholarship to Scheduled Caste (PMS-SC) students in government and private educational institutions has stirred a controversy in the area.

New SSP doesn’t arrive to take charge; cops wait

New SSP doesn’t arrive to take charge; cops wait

14 Jul 2018 | 1:33 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda’s new SSP, Dr Nanak Singh, did not take charge on Friday despite the fact that the Police Department had made all preparations for it.

Three injured in clash between two groups

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BATHINDA: Three persons, including a sarpanch, were seriously injured in a clash that took place between two groups over a property dispute, which turned bloody at Ghuman Kalan village in Maur Mandi here on Thursday.

Trader looted of Rs 40K, mobile phone

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BATHINDA: Three unidentified miscreants attacked a vegetable trader and commission agent and looted his bag containing Rs 40,000 at the Multania flyover on Thursday around 4 am.

Health Dept earns Rs 33.77 lakh in dope test

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BATHINDA: The district Health Department has collected a fair amount of revenue on account of the mandatory dope test for the arms licence seeker.

Over 90K saplings disbursed through ‘i-Hariyali’ app

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BATHINDA: Launched with the aim of increasing green cover in the state, the “i-Hariyali” mobile application in Bathinda has led to distribution of more than 93,233 saplings free of cost in the district over the past one month.

Barnala admn website made compatible for visually impaired

Barnala admn website made compatible for visually impaired

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BARNALA: To provide effective e-governance facilities to the common man, the district administration has launched its revamped website, barnala.gov.in, which is readable to visually impaired people also.

MCB flooded with complaints of sewage overflow for a month

MCB flooded with complaints of sewage overflow for a month

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BATHINDA: Around for the past month, the sewerage system of most areas has been lying collapsed and dirty water can be seen accumulated on roads.

Jail inmate attacked at district courts

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BATHINDA: Around half a dozen inmates attacked another jail inmate, who had come for a court hearing at the district courts from Central Jail.

Couple missing, family members search canal

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

FARIDKOT: After personal items and the bike of a ‘mysteriously’ missing young couple were found on the bank of Rajasthan Feeder canal on Thursday, the police have started investigation from different angles.

Roojam says 108-ambulance stir called off

Roojam says 108-ambulance stir called off

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

CHANDIGARH/BATHINDA: The protesting workers of ‘Dial 108’ ambulance workers called off their two-day long strike after getting assurance of revocation of service of their nearly 100 colleagues and sympathetic consideration of their long pending demands by the employer company Ziqitza Health Care by next week.

Child dies of electric shock, labourer injured

Child dies of electric shock, labourer injured

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BATHINDA: One child died of electrocution and another person was injured after suffering an electric shock in two incidents on Thursday in the city.

Second round of MBBS, BDS counselling deferred

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

FARIDKOT: The Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Thursday evening deferred the second round of counselling to make admissions for about 2,000 MBBS and BDS seats in eight medical and 15 dental colleges in the state.

Daughter gives up hockey dreams for father’s treatment

Daughter gives up hockey dreams for father’s treatment

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BATHINDA: The family members of a man, who suffered complete paralysis after his motorcycle collided with stray cattle near the Cantonment in September 2016, are finding it difficult to make both ends meet.

MCB told to repay Rs 52 cr to PIDB

MCB told to repay Rs 52 cr to PIDB

13 Jul 2018 | 12:23 AM

BATHINDA: The state government has asked the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) to return Rs 52.45 crore loan with interest to the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB), which was taken in 2008.

SNIPPETS

6–year-old child kidnapped

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

Faridkot: After a six-year-old child disappeared under mysterious circumstances on the way from his school to his house at Arianwala village of Faridkot on Wednesday afternoon, the police have started an investigation.

Help heal sick railway hospital, minister told

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA:Members of the Railway Pensioners Welfare Men's Association, Bathinda, have written a letter to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to bring the ailing condition of the railway hospital here to his notice.

Residents submit memo over sale of illicit liquor, drugs

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA:A delegation of Talwandi Sabo residents on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

Left bodies hold protest march against drugs

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) and CPI Liberation took out a protest march against drugs here on Wednesday.

Teachers up in arms against govt, take out rally on bikes

Teachers up in arms against govt, take out rally on bikes

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Joint Teachers’ Morcha took out a protest march on bikes against the state government here on Wednesday.

38 diagnosed with various ailments at medical camp

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: A health check-up camp was organised at Mansa Khurd village of Mansa district on Wednesday.

Drive to check use of plastic bags launched

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa administration has initiated a drive to check the use of plastic carry bags.

108 ambulance workers suspend work in city

108 ambulance workers suspend work in city

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Staff of 108 ambulances on Wednesday suspended their work for 12 hours in protest at the Civil Hospital.

New course at Pbi varsity’s regional centre

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Punjabi University, Patiala, has decided to start a new course — MBA (Agri-Business) — at the University School of Business Studies, Regional Centre, Talwandi Sabo, from this academic session.

MC to issue challans for open defecation in city

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: In an attempt to make the city open defecation-free, the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda formed teams to carry out checking.

Civic body’s drive to remove encroachments halted again

Civic body’s drive to remove encroachments halted again

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The drive initiated by the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, to remove encroachments around the ponds has been halted again.

Village turns garbage dumps into green parks

Village turns garbage dumps into green parks

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA:You may have seen beautiful and lush green parks with proper facilities in various cities, but Bhokhra village, on the outskirts of Bathinda, boasts of not one, but six such parks, all due to the concerted efforts of villagers who have converted garbage dumping grounds into attractive green spaces in the past four years.

Young teachers outperform seniors in schools: SSA study

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

FARIDKOT: Teachers below 30 years are outperforming their more experienced and senior colleagues in government schools in the state, revealed a study — Factors Affecting Performance of School Students in Punjab — sponsored by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Authority (SSA), Punjab.

Dr Nanak Singh is new Bathinda SSP

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Dr Nanak Singh (IPS) has been appointed as new Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police.

Authenticity of dope test under scanner in Muktsar

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

MUKTSAR: The authenticity of dope tests being conducted by the health authorities in Muktsar has come under scanner with suspicion arising over changing of urine samples at the local Civil Hospital.

42 unsafe buildings on MC radar

42 unsafe buildings on MC radar

12 Jul 2018 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Old and unsafe buildings in the city are posing a threat to residents as these may collapse anytime in event of heavy rain during the monsoon. The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) has conducted a survey and has identified 42 unsafe buildings.

Villagers seek action against drug peddlers

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

BARNALA: Residents of Diwana village under the banner of BKU Ugrahan on Tuesday burnt an effigy of the Punjab Government and demanded action against drug-peddlers.

Medical practitioners hold protest against drug abuse

Medical practitioners hold protest against drug abuse

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Medical Practitioners’ Association Punjab, Bathinda unit, on Tuesday took out a protest march against drug abuse.

Ministerial staff protest against dope test, professional tax

Ministerial staff protest against dope test, professional tax

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union on Tuesday staged a protest in front of the DC office against the state government’s move of making the dope test mandatory for the government employees and imposing professional tax on them.

MCB drive to check use of plastic bags

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: The MCB formed teams to check the use of polythene bags in the city and issue challans to violators. The teams would carry out checks at shops, rehris (road side vends) and wholesalers.

DSR technique fails to attract paddy farmers

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

MUKTSAR: Despite knowing the fact that the direct seeded rice (DSR) technique of paddy sowing saves nearly 30 per cent water, the state government has failed to promote it.

Home Ministry asks state to act against senior cops

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

FARIDKOT: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Home Department, Punjab, to take necessary action against some senior police officers in Faridkot for ‘intentionally’ not following the rule of law in taking action against a person who is accused of harassing an RTI activist.

Victims’ families running from pillar to post for justice2017 MAUR BLAST

Victims’ families running from pillar to post for justice

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: It has been almost one and a half years since seven persons, including three children, were killed in a car blast that took place during the poll campaign of Congress candidate Harminder Singh Jassi in the Maur Assembly segment on January 31 last year, but the families, which lost their loved ones in the tragedy, are still running from pillar to post for justice.

18-year-old girl commits suicide

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: An 18-year-old girl from Behman Diwana village committed suicide by jumping in front of a train on Tuesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Amandeep Kaur.

SACRILEGE INCIDENTS

CBI questions dera followers’ families

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

FARIDKOT: Four days after taking three Sacha Sauda Dera followers in custody, the CBI team, probing three sacrilege incidents of 2015 in the district, on Tuesday visited the houses of two dera followers at Kotkapura and Daggu Romana village of Faridkot.

Malout residents tweet PM over poor civic amenities

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

MALOUT: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming here to address a rally on Wednesday, a number of residents from Malout, Abohar and Muktsar made a complaint to Modi on his official twitter about the erratic power supply and poor civic amenities in these towns.

DSP, GUNMAN’S DEATH

Inquiry holds inspector guilty of negligence

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

FARIDKOT: About six months after the ‘suspicious’ death of a DSP and his gunman at Jaito, a magisterial probe has held an inspector of the Faridkot police guilty of misconduct, negligence and not complying with the Supreme Court directions while arresting a woman.

Anganwadi workers hell-bent on demands

Anganwadi workers hell-bent on demands

11 Jul 2018 | 12:43 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Anganwadi Mulazam Union, Punjab, protested in front of the mini-secretariat and blocked the Bathinda-Mansa highway on Tuesday. The protesters demanded that the state government must increase their wages and bring these on a par with workers in Haryana.

SNIPPETS

Garg stakes claim to LS seat

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

Bathinda: Former minister Charanji Lal Garg has staked claim to the Congress ticket in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Free viral load testing for people with HIV

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: The viral load test of HIV patients affected with Hepatitis-C would be done free of cost at the Civil Hospital, Bathinda, soon.

Docs discuss radiation hazards

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: Doctors from the region dwelt on topics ranging from protection of patients from radiation and radiation hazards during a CME conducted at the Advanced Cancer Institute in Bathinda on Sunday.

Chemists seek action over wrong info against them on social media

Chemists seek action over wrong info against them on social media

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: The executive members of the Chemists’ Association, Talwandi Sabo, have demanded action against an unidentified person who allegedly circulated a list of chemists stating that they were involved in selling drugs to area residents.

Seven drug addicts come forward for treatment

Seven drug addicts come forward for treatment

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BARNALA: The Drug Abuse and Prevention Officer (DAPO) programme on Monday got a major boost from Pakho Kalan village panchayat as seven drug addicts from the village got themselves registered for their treatment after motivation by area residents.

MBA admissions begin at regional centre

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: Dr GS Batra, Dean (Academics), Punjabi University, Patiala, on Monday visited the newly opened School of Business for MBA at the Punjabi University Regional Centre here.

Power Minister Kangar calls for rehab of drug addicts

Power Minister Kangar calls for rehab of drug addicts

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: Power Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar on Monday said the state government’s crusade against drugs had broken the backbone of the drug trade, as a result of which addicts are resorting to a cocktail of habit forming drugs, which is taking their lives.

Health Dept launches diarrhoea control drive

Health Dept launches diarrhoea control drive

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: The Health Department has launched a two-week Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight programme to step-up efforts to contain child mortality rate in the district.

Staff shortage ails gynaecology unit

Staff shortage ails gynaecology unit

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: The quality of medical care at the gynaecology unit in Mother and Child Hospital has been affected as the inflow of patients has doubled but the number of doctors has remained unchanged in the past five years.

Naib Tehsildar dies in office

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BARNALA: Barnala Naib Tehsildar Harmanohar Singh (56) on Monday died of cardiac arrest at his office.

BKU to show black flags to Prime Minister

BKU to show black flags to Prime Minister

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: Leaders of the BKU (Ekta Sidhupur) on Monday announced to show black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Malout visit on July 11 to lodge their protest against the government’s ‘failure to implement’ the Swaminathan Commission report.

Faridkot medical college most sought after

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

FARIDKOT: In a reversal of trend, the local government medical college has emerged as much sought after for MBBS course among high rankers in the state merit list of NEET-2018, in comparison to government medical college in Patiala and Amritsar.

Congress MLA Dhillon undergoes dope test

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

FARIDKOT: A week after the state government made the dope test mandatory for government employees, Congress MLA from Faridkot, Kushaldeep Dhillon, also underwent the voluntary test on Monday.

Congmen uneasy over ‘tainted’ DSP’s return

Congmen uneasy over ‘tainted’ DSP’s return

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: There is a sense of discomfiture among a section of Congress leaders here following the transfer of DSP Gurjeet Singh Romana back in the district.

Nursing student commits suicide

Nursing student commits suicide

10 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

BATHINDA: A 19-year-old GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) student committed suicide under mysterious circumstances by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in a hostel room of GNM Training School during early morning hours on Monday.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Carjacking: Cops recover vehicle used in crime

Carjacking: Cops recover vehicle used in crime

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: The local police on Sunday claimed to have recovered the Ritz car from Varun Sood and Sanju, who were among the five involved in a carjacking on the Landran-Banur road here on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

Lapping up every moment of 90-minute soccer WC final

Lapping up every moment of 90-minute soccer WC final

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Soccer fever gripped the city as France took on Croatia in the final tie of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sunday.

Quiet a service! This septuagenarian has donated her life savings

Quiet a service! This septuagenarian has donated her life savings

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: While big corporate houses publicise their donations, which are actually made for tax benefits, there are some who are quietly making a difference in the lives of others with their limited resources.

ATTACK ON SINGER

Raids on to nab gangster’s aides: Police

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI:In case of firing at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma, sleuths of the Punjab State Special Operation Cell are looking for gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba’s two sharpshooters — Lucky and Budha.

Dilpreet in remand for 2 more days

Dilpreet in remand for 2 more days

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two-day police custody of gangster Dilpreet Singh, alias Baba, ended on Sunday following which he was taken on two-day remand by the Maloya police to question him in the sarpanch murder case.

Rain wreaks havoc on city roads

Rain wreaks havoc on city roads

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The recent rain has played havoc with city roads.

Mohali girl alleges police inaction

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: A Mohali-based 20-year-old girl accused the local police of inaction in a case against her former boyfriend, who has defamed her by posting her obscene photos on social networking sites.

Two more held in Kalka murder case

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police have arrested two more accused in the Kalka murder case.

PU finance panel to decide on increase in budget today

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Board of Finance (BoF), Panjab University, will decide on a proposal of estimated increase of 5.4 per cent in the budget for the financial year 2019-20, here on Monday.

NCC cadets hold cleanliness drive

NCC cadets hold cleanliness drive

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: As part of their Swachh Bharat Summer Internship programme, NCC air wing cadets of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, undertook a cleanliness drive along with villagers and panchayat members at Behlana village on Sunday.

Amrit takes over as Rotary Club chief

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, asked the Rotarians to continue their support to solve various issues that the city face today.

Tere Sur, Mere Geet: Amateur singers croon at musical evening

Tere Sur, Mere Geet: Amateur singers croon at musical evening

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 10th edition of the annual Bollywood musical bonanza 'Tere Sur Mere Geet’ was presented by Paranav Entertainers at Tagore Theatre here on Sunday.

Frequent power outages rile Kansal residents

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Residents are upset over long power cuts in Kansal these days.

Potholed roads in P’kula cry for attention

Potholed roads in P’kula cry for attention

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: The Municipal Corporation (MC) is spending crores on various initiatives, including Swachhta Abhiyan, but roads in the town are in deplorable condition.

Beautification project kicks off in Panchkula

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: In a bid to beautify Panchkula, the Municipal Corporation started the work on beatification of roundabouts on Sunday. The work began with the Panchkula MLA, Gian Chand Gupta, laying the foundation for the project at the Sector 7/18/8/17 rotary, also known as Major Sandeep Sagar roundabout.

Wearing helmet not a matter of choice, but lifeOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Wearing helmet not a matter of choice, but life

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

Those not wearing helmet should be fined.

43 helmetless women died in city since 2013

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The decision to make helmet compulsory for women two-wheeler riders may bring down the death rate in road accidents as 43 women have lost their lives since 2013 in the city, just because they did not wear helmet while driving.

One held for snatching purse

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested a youth for snatching a purse containing Rs 1,000 and documents from a person in Mani Majra.

UP resident electrocuted

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

DERA BASSI: A 26-year-old youth was electrocuted to death here on Sunday.

Two killed as pick up, tanker collide

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: Two persons were killed on the spot during a head on collusion between the Mohindra pick up van and Tanker on the Sirhind-Patiala highway at Kharora village on Sunday.

Thieves strike at Kharar house

Thieves strike at Kharar house

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

KHARAR: Thieves decamped with cash and valuables from the residence of a retired Chief Engineer, Vinod Kumar Gupta, in New Sunny Enclave here.

Lesson on cleanlinessREPORTER'S DIARY

Lesson on cleanliness

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

A few UT cops, who were present at the spot in Sector 43 where gangster Dilpreet Singh, alias Baba, was caught, got a lesson on cleanliness by DSP (South) Harjeet Kaur who asked the cops not to throw mineral water bottles, offered to them after operation, on road.

Govt to launch medicine for drug-resistant TB today

Govt to launch medicine for drug-resistant TB today

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:In an effort to eradicate TB in the state, the Punjab Government will launch an “exclusive” drug.

HC Chief Justice exhorts students to  volunteer for legal-aid programmes

HC Chief Justice exhorts students to volunteer for legal-aid programmes

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Krishna Murari said students should offer pro bono services to the legal-aid programmes to help society.

Month on, 23-yr-old ‘drug addict’ fails to return home

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:The Banur police are in search for a 23-year-old youth who reportedly went missing more than a month ago.

Woman dies during surgery, family alleges negligence

Woman dies during surgery, family alleges negligence

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:A 50-year-old woman died during a kidney operation at a private hospital here on Sunday morning.

Punjabi varsity scholar’s project awarded in Italy

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Dr Manjinder Singh, an assistant professor at Chitkara University and former research scholar at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research (DPSDR), Punjabi University, has won the award for best poster at the European Chemistry Conference-2018, held in Italy recently.

Theft at anganwari centre: Case registered after two weeks

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

NABHA:Two weeks after the thieves broke into an anganwari centre and decamped with a fan, weighing machines and utensils, besides centre record, the Sadar Police station finally registered the case on Saturday.

Two booked for snatching woman’s chain

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA:The police in Samana have booked two unidentified persons for snatching a gold chain from a woman here on Saturday afternoon.

Aryan moves into main draw

Aryan moves into main draw

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aryan Thakur beat Harmanjot Singh Minhas to confirm his berth in the boys’ U-18 category main draw of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10.

Nidhi, Hassan bag carrom gold

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nidhi Gupta and Mohd. Hassan won the women’s and men’s title, respectively, on the concluding day of the 28th Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45.

Levanshu, Tarini win chess titles

Levanshu, Tarini win chess titles

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Levanshu Khullar claimed the Chandigarh U-19 Open Championship title and Tarini Goyal claimed the U-19 Girls Chess Championship title at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.

Rijul beats Chaitanya

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

MOHALI:Top seed Rijul Bhatia defeated Chaitanya Aggarwal 6-0 6-1 to advance to the main draw of the boys’ U-14 category in the Roots-AITA (CS-7) National Ranking Championship at Roots Tennis Academy.

National seminar at PUBRIEFLY

National seminar at PU

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

Chandigarh: A national seminar on “Global challenges and contemporary education” was organised by the Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, Chandigarh, at the Department of Evening Studies Multi Disciplinary Research Centre, Panjab University, on Sunday.

PGI to honour Good Samaritan who contributed her life’s savings for cause of needy

PGI to honour Good Samaritan who contributed her life’s savings for cause of needy

14 Jul 2018 | 9:22 PM

CHANDIGARH: While big corporate houses make huge publicity of their donations that are actually meant for tax benefits, there are some who are quietly making a difference in the life of others with their limited means.

List of 11 lawyers for HC clears 1st hurdle

List of 11 lawyers for HC clears 1st hurdle

15 Jul 2018 | 2:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Facing stumbling blocks ever since its finalisation nearly seven months back by the Punjab and Haryana High Court collegium, the list of 11 advocates recommended for elevation as judges is believed to have finally cleared the first major hurdle.

3,410 cases settled at Lok AdalatBRIEFLY

3,410 cases settled at Lok Adalat

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) held a Lok Adalat on Saturday. Out of 6,815 cases taken up during the Lok Adalat, as many as 3,410 cases were settled with mutual consent.

Saplings planted

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ravi Kant Sharma and Gurbax Rawat, area councillors of Ward Nos. 3 & 9, on Saturday started tree plantation drives in their respective areas.

3 arrested with illegal firearms

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: The CIA wing of the Mohali police arrested three persons, including two brothers, with illegal firearms from Kharar.

Svamin, Navya off to winning start

Svamin, Navya off to winning start

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Top seed Svamin Sharma registered a 9-7 win over Lokesh Pun to move into the final qualifying round of the boys’ U-18 category on the opening day of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here, on Saturday.

ICSE INTER-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

Paddlers Vishal, Vaibhav triumph

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vishal of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, registered a 3-2 win over Shaurya Mehndiratta to clinch the boys’ junior title on the concluding day of the ICSE Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament here.

PATAUDI TROPHY

Chandigarh, Kaithal share points

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh and Kaithal shared a point each from their Pataudi Trophy match at Mahajan Cricket Grounds in Mani Majra, here, on Saturday after both sides failed to play out an entire inning due to rain.

Levanshu, Tarini in lead on Day 1

Levanshu, Tarini in lead on Day 1

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Levanshu Khullar and Manav Gupta scored three points each to share the lead after the third round in the Open U-19 category on the opening day of the Chandigarh U-19 (Open and Girls) Chess Championship at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here, on Saturday.

Gopal, Vaidahvi emerge champions

Gopal, Vaidahvi emerge champions

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Gopal Kakkar blanked Harshal Kashyap 21-0 21-0 to win the boys’ sub-junior title on the penultimate day of the 28th Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament at St Stephen’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, here, on Saturday.

Medical teachers want time-bound promotions

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: Medical and dental teachers working under the Punjab Government have urged the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for time-bound promotions.

DEGREE ROW

Bir Devinder: Will move court if Harmanpreet retained as DSP

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: “In the case of Harmanpreet Kaur for her retention as DSP despite of her fake graduation degree and I will move the court against officers who cleared her appointment,” claimed former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh.

PSPCL collects Rs 100 crore in a day through online mode

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) collected around whopping Rs100 crore through RTGS mode on July 13, which is a very remarkable collection through digital means in the history of PSPCL and one of the largest at all-India level for a single day digital collection by any power utility.

Inmate ‘hangs self’ in jail, kin reject suicide theory

Inmate ‘hangs self’ in jail, kin reject suicide theory

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: A 53-year-old inmate of the Central Jail here, who was serving a sentence in a cheque bounce case, allegedly committed suicide in his barrack late on Friday evening. His family alleged that he was tortured and demanded police action on the basis of the post-mortem report.

Online revenue court pilot project launched

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: A pilot project of Revenue Court Management System (RCMS) was inaugurated by Sukh Sarkaria, Minister for Revenue, through video conferencing, at the revenue courts of Amloh in the district on Friday.

Truck body builders resent 28% GST

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The Truck Body Builders Association Sirhind protested against the forcibly recovery of 28 per cent GST by department officials against the 18 per cent as reduced by the Union government.

The other side of Dr NN Wig

The other side of Dr NN Wig

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

IT was numbing to receive the news that eminent psychiatrist Dr Narendra Nath Wig had passed away. Numbing because there are some individuals in one’s life whom one expects to fight back and emerge victorious in the battle of life and death.

Nat’l Lok Adalat: 2,126 cases disposed of in city

Nat’l Lok Adalat: 2,126 cases disposed of in city

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 2,126 cases were disposed of at the National Lok Adalat held here on Saturday. Thirteen Benches headed by the serving judicial officers pursued the cases for amicable settlement.

CAMPUS NOTES

Tree plantation drive

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: Anurag Aggrawal, Director General, Higher Education, Haryana, on Saturday urged the youth to plant saplings for the protection of the environment. He also called upon students to plant the maximum number of saplings in their houses.

UT may reduce collector rates, says Kirron Kher

UT may reduce collector rates, says Kirron Kher

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: City MP Kirron Kher said the UT Administration was seriously considering reduction in collector rates. She also asked Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand to come out with a plan so that industrialists were not forced to pay heavy electricity bills.

Order on helmet for Sikh women ill-conceived: SAD

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday urged the Chandigarh Administration to reverse amendment to the Motor Vehicle Rules, saying changing the definition of a Sikh woman to “only a woman wearing a turban”has deeply hurt religious sentiments of the community.

Three-day musical bonanza ends

Three-day musical bonanza ends

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The three-day bonanza of classical music, organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, concluded at the Tagore Theatre on Saturday.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Last date to apply for 2nd counselling today

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: For over 50 per cent vacant seats in city colleges, students can apply for the second couselling till Sunday (July 15). Those applying for the second counselling will have to give fresh preference of colleges.

3,451 Class XI seats vacant at govt schools

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A total of 3,451 seats of various streams in Class XI are lying vacant at city government schools. The Education Department is hopeful of filling the seats in the second counselling.

PU centre, research promotion cell spar over eligibility of PhD students

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Centre for Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (CSBB), Panjab University, and the research promotion cell of the university are at war over three PhD students.

Scientific Adviser for close ties between varsities, labs

Scientific Adviser for close ties between varsities, labs

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Principal Scientific Adviser to the Union Government, Prof Krishnaswamy Vijay Raghavan, on Saturday said the universities should be linked closely with national research laboratories to improve education and research and prepare quality manpower as per needs of the industry.

Man arrested for raping 4-year-old

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 45-year-old man has been arrested for raping a four-year-old girl while she was playing outside her house.

MC Commissioner inspects gaushalas

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Municipal Commissioner KK Yadav on Saturday inspected gaushalas in the city. He was accompanied by Dr Saurabh Mishra, Additional Commissioner, Dr Pardeep Vasesi, MOH, Dr MS Kamboj, Superintendent, Slaughter House, and officials concerned.

Leakage in pipeline disrupts traffic flow

Leakage in pipeline disrupts traffic flow

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Commuters had a tough time throughout the day at the Sector 28-29-31-32 roundabout after a water pipeline leaked here on Saturday.

Another aide of gangster held

Another aide of gangster held

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Punjab State Special Operation Cell claimed to have arrested another henchman of gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba.

Bitter end to victim’s eat-out plan

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI: Going out for dinner during late hours cost Navnit Kumar, who resides at Somdutt Housing Society on the Kharar-Landran road here, dear as he lost his Verna car to robbers.

Phone in car helped cops trail accused

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI: It was the smartphone of Ritu Raj Singh, carjacking victim Navnit Kumar’s brother-in-law, which helped the Mohali police nab the accused.

Gharuan varsity student hangs self to death

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

KHARAR: A fourth-year student of space engineering at Chandigarh University (CU), Gharuan, allegedly ended his life here on Friday. His kin has sought a detailed probe into the incident.

Armed robbers loot man of gold chain, Rs 5,600

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Car-borne miscreants on Saturday robbed a Mohali resident of a gold chain and Rs 5,600 in cash near the grain market in Sector 39 here.

...spends most of remand in hospital

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Having arrested gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba soon after he was discharged from the PGIMER, the police have lost most of the two-day remand period owing to his poor health.

Dilpreet gets pvt room in GMCH

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: From one private room to another, gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba is making the most of the government facility.

Mohali DSP led from the frontCARJACKERS’ ENCOUNTER AT NAINA DEVI

Mohali DSP led from the front

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI: Mohali DSP (City II) Ramandeep Singh led his team from the front during an encounter with three carjackers, leaving one of them dead.

PU blinks, FIR in heritage chair theft

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Having admitted that one of the chairs with the Customs Department could be its, Panjab University (PU) has got an FIR registered with the UT police. A case of theft has been registered in this connection.

Decade on, UT to auction properties

Decade on, UT to auction properties

15 Jul 2018 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Estate Office has decided to auction around 70 commercial and residential properties in the city. The last auction had taken place in 2009. Sources said the auction was likely to be held next month.

City bags second spot in countryGST RETURNS

City bags second spot in country

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than one year after the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Chandigarh stood second in the country with regards to the percentage of filing of GSTR-3B return.

BRIFFLY

Youth arrested for theft

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

Chandigarh: A 28-year-old youth has been arrested by the Mani Majra police for house theft.

Muskan, Saniya ease into semis

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:Muskan Singhal registered a 19-0 19-0 win over Shayna Praveen to enter the girls’ sub-junior semifinals on the opening day of the 28th State Carrom Tournament at St Stephen’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, here, on Friday.

Support Olympic sports: Bindra to corporate houses

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

NEW DELHI:Cricket has cash and it is time the corporate houses look beyond and invest in other sports, India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra said here on Friday.

AFFILIATION WITH INDIAN CRICKET BOARD

Local cricket associations in overdrive after BCCI circular

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the Indian cricket board asking all the three local cricket bodies to submit their representations to the Committee of Administrators for seeking direct affiliation with BCCI, Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to PCA), Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to HCA) and UT Cricket Association (UTCA) went into overdrive on Friday, highlighting their past achievements to support their respective claims.

Book on Mughal empire launched

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur launched the book titled ‘Rise and Decline of the Mughal empire’’ in the Indian state of Punjab on Thursday at a function organised at New Moti Bagh ,Patiala.

Nabha inundated

Nabha inundated

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

NABHA:Tall claims by the civic authorities has exposed the preparedness of the municipal committee in Nabha, as most of the areas were flooded with knee-deep water after half-an-hour showers in the early morning hour on Friday.

Brief spell of rain leaves  city areas waterlogged

Brief spell of rain leaves city areas waterlogged

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:As monsoon is becoming active after a lull, heavy rains lashed in Patiala on Friday, resulting in widespread waterlogging.

New SSP takes charge, seeks public support

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Mandeep Singh Sidhu, Senior Superintendent of Police, assumed office on Friday here at Patiala.

Woman caught giving drugs to son at Central Jail

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:In a shocking incident, a mother was caught smuggling drugs to her inmate son at Central Jail Patiala on Friday.

Conduct dope test on police, says Khaira

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, on Friday said the announcement of the state government to conduct a dope test of all government employees is merely wool over the eyes.

Fearing action, Rohti Channa drug peddlers go into hiding

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

NABHA:A state of fear gripped drug peddlers at Rohti Channa village in the subdivision due to the constant watch being kept on them by the police, thus forcing most of the families to shift to an undisclosed destination.

10-member study tour of sanitary staff flagged off

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA: Panchkula MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal flagged off a 10-member study tour of sanitary workers to Bhopal at 11 pm on Friday.

Bike hit by truck, pillion rider dies

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Hallo Majra resident, riding pillion on a motorcycle, was killed while his friend was injured after a truck sped away after hitting the motorcycle at the Industrial Area, Phase II, here.

Sector 38 liquor vend: HC puts UT Admn on notice

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday put the Chandigarh Administration on notice on a petition challenging the location of the liquor vend in CHB Complex, Sector 38 (West), Chandigarh.

Man acquitted of kidnapping charges

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court acquitted a Sector 38 resident in a case of kidnapping and compelling a 16-year-old to marry him.

Three girls among 4 held for immoral trafficking

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Acting on a tip-off, the police on Friday arrested four persons, including three girls, on the charge of immoral trafficking near the Railway over bridge in Dhakoli.

Armed robbers loot Rs15K from petrol pump in Pinjore

Armed robbers loot Rs15K from petrol pump in Pinjore

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA: Four masked men on Thursday night robbed Rs 15,000 at gunpoint from a petrol filling station near Nanakpur village in Pinjore on the Pinjore-Nalagarh highway here.

Quack nabbed in Hallo Majra

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cracking the whip on persons practicing quackery, the authorities on Friday nabbed a quack at Hallo Majra village.

9 booked for illegal mining in Pinjore

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA: On a complaint lodged by district mining officer Rajiv Kumar, the police have registered an FIR against nine persons for carrying out illegal sand mining in different villages of Pinjore.

2 jailed in drug case

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court on Friday sentenced two youths to 10-year imprisonment in an NDPS case.

Elderly falls into pit, injured

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

KHARAR: Hardev Singh (66), a resident of Kharar, suffered serious injuries after he fell into a 10-foot-deep pit dug up at Mundi Kharar by L&T Company for the ongoing work to construct Kharar-Mohali flyover.

Youth arrested for vehicle thefts

Youth arrested for vehicle thefts

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police have arrested a youth for vehicle thefts and recovered a total of 14 two-wheelers from his possession.

Civic body turns blind eye as potholed roads irk commuters

Civic body turns blind eye as potholed roads irk commuters

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI: Though the civil authorities boast of providing good road infrastructure in the town, poor condition of several stretches here has raised many eyebrows.

Addl Solicitor General calls on President

Addl Solicitor General calls on President

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Additional Solicitor General of India and member of the Law Commission, Satya Pal Jain, called on the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, in Delhi on Thursday evening.

SAD opposes Cong govt’s decision to hand over memorials to pvt players

SAD opposes Cong govt’s decision to hand over memorials to pvt players

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday condemned the Congress government’s decision to hand over heritage memorials, including the Fateh Burj, to private players after refusing to allocate funds for their upkeep.

No threat to Chandigarh as UT: Bansal

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Member of Parliament Pawan Kumar Bansal has expressed confidence that the status of Chandigarh as the Union Territory faces no threat and is here to stay.

Number of street vendors pegged at 3,902

Number of street vendors pegged at 3,902

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA: The number of street vendors has increased from 2,803 to 3,902 in Panchkula.

No check on waterlogging

No check on waterlogging

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

The monsoon has provided relief from hot summer and humidity, but it has also brought problems for residents of the tricity.

Mayor forms panel to review car bazaar policy

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Davesh Moudgil on Friday constituted a committee of councillors and officers of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to review the policy of the car bazaar and submit its recommendations within 15 days in this respect.

MPKirron Kher meets Badnore

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: MP Kirron Kher on Friday met UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore and handed him over a list of pending development works, along with major problems, in villages, which need to be addressed.

Guv visits old-age home, Nari Niketan

Guv visits old-age home, Nari Niketan

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore on Friday visited old-age home in Sector 15, Observation-Cum-Special Home in Sector 25 and Nari Niketan in Sector 26 here.

Two Inspectors transferred

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two Inspectors, including one SHO, were transferred on Friday.

City-based foundation honours 26 achievers

City-based foundation honours 26 achievers

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: City-based Bhai Jaitajee Foundation (BJF) on Friday felicitated their 26 students, who despite facing socio-economic challenges, made it to prestigious educational institutes such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, PEC and AIIMS.

Punjabi University postpones admissions to master’s courses

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University has postponed dates for conduct of interviews for admissions to various courses.

Melting into Sufi pot

Melting into Sufi pot

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A melodious rendition by the Nooran Sisters left the audience spell-bound at the GMCH-32 auditorium on Friday.

Garbage trouble: Processing plant fills to capacity

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has allowed the dumping of unprocessed organic and horticulture waste at the dumping ground of Dadu Majra.

SCHOOL NOTES

Tribune Model, Chandigarh

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

Tribune Model Shool organised a two-day workshop on the topic, “Inclusiveness in Education”.

Event at Chitkara

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

Chandigarh: SAEINDIA, Society of Automotive Engineers India, and Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, on Thursday announced the commencement of the redesigned virtual round of Baja SAEINDIA, which will be held between July 13 and 14 at Chitkara University, Punjab.

PU-affiliated colleges disallowed admissions

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The affiliation committee of Panjab University (PU) on Friday disallowed admissions to Rayat Bahra College of Law at Hoshiarpur, Guru Nanak College of Law at Dalewal in Hoshiarpur and Government College of Yoga Education and Health, Sector 23, Chandigarh.

Khattar pitches for share in PU

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Amid the trading of charges with Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh over the status of Chandigarh, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has now initiated a fresh move for the revival of Haryana’s share in Panjab University (PU),Chandigarh.

Deported from London, man beats wife to death

Deported from London, man beats wife to death

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A 28-year-old woman was beaten to death by being hit repeatedly with a tea pan allegedly by her husband in Zirakpur here on Thursday night.

Prof Wig, doyen of Indian psychiatry, passes away at 88

Prof Wig, doyen of Indian psychiatry, passes away at 88

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof NN Wig, the doyen of psychiatry in India who founded the Psychiatry Department at the PGI in 1963, passed away on Thursday.

Hundreds gather to see gangster at court, cops take selfies

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Hundreds of people gathered around the police ambulance at the District Courts to get a glimpse of gangster Dilpreet Dahan.

DGP lauds efforts, rewards UT crime branch team

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team of the UT crime branch has been rewarded by the DGP for its efforts that led to the arrest of gangster Dilpreet Singh.

Another accomplice of gangster arrested

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police arrested another aide of gangster Dilpreet Dahan from Nangal on Friday.

Admitted to GMCH, Sec 32

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Gangster Dilpreet Singh, who was discharged from the PGI on Friday afternoon and later remanded in two-day police custody, was admitted to another hospital seven hours after he was discharged.

Dilpreet discharged from PGI, in two-day remand

Dilpreet discharged from PGI, in two-day remand

14 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Gangster Dilpreet Dahan was discharged from the PGI on Friday and brought to the District Courts in Sector 43 in a police ambulance.

Prof N N Wig of PGI passes away at 88

Prof N N Wig of PGI passes away at 88

13 Jul 2018 | 2:32 PM

CHANDIGARH: Professor NN Wig, a living legend of Indian Psychiatry, on Thursday passed away after a brief illness at PGI.

Gangster Dilpreet discharged from PGI; court sends him to 2-day police remand

Gangster Dilpreet discharged from PGI; court sends him to 2-day police remand

13 Jul 2018 | 4:26 PM

CHANDIGARH: Soon after being discharged from PGI on Friday afternoon, gangster Dilpreet Dahan was brought to the district court here in a Chandigarh police ambulance.

10 yrs gone, cash-for-judge trial may take 10 more

10 yrs gone, cash-for-judge trial may take 10 more

13 Jul 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Five years ago, the Punjab and Haryana High Court minced no words to say that the cash-for-judge scam case was “lingering on for a long time”. Things have not changed much since then in the decade-old controversy allegedly involving the High Court’s then Judge, Justice Nirmal Yadav.

Yet another aide of gangster Dilpreet Dahan nabbed

Yet another aide of gangster Dilpreet Dahan nabbed

13 Jul 2018 | 1:46 PM

MOHALI: The Mohali police nabbed another aide of gangster Dilpreet Dahan on Friday from Nangal. Arun Kumar alias Sunny used to arrange hideouts for the gangster across Punjab and Haryana and accompanied him a number of times.

Rawat on top, Jalandhar’s Victor finishes second

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Rajesh Kumar Rawat delivered a sublime final round of 6-under 64 to grab the victory with an impressive five-shot margin at the PGTI Feeder Tour event at The Palms Golf Club and Resort in Lucknow on Thursday.

City cricket bodies told to submit proposals to CoA

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:A keen tussle is on the cards as the Indian cricket board has asked the Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to PCA), Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to HCA) and UT Cricket Association — all three local associations seeking direct affiliation with BCCI — to submit their respective representations to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on or before July 19.

Prabhjot rues lack of support for water sports

Prabhjot rues lack of support for water sports

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Having helped India win a silver and a bronze medal at the 5th Asian Dragon Boat Championship in China’s Yunan province, Zirakpur rower Prabhjot Kaur on Thursday said they had the potential to win a gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia but rued the lack of support from the government.

Encroachments removedBRIEFLY

Encroachments removed

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: The railway authorities on Thursday carried out an intensive anti-encroachment drive and demolished illegal structures that mushroomed on its property.

11-month-old becomes youngest organ donor in PGI’s history

11-month-old becomes youngest organ donor in PGI’s history

12 Jul 2018 | 7:13 PM

CHANDIGARH: In a rare gesture, a Nepalese couple donated the organs of their 11-month-old baby, giving a new lease of life to a terminally-ill patient suffering from renal failure at PGIMER here.

Twin titles for Tender HeartICSE INTER-SCHOOL TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Twin titles for Tender Heart

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts Tender Heart School, Sector 33, clinched twin titles in the ongoing ICSE Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament here on Thursday.

City paddlers disappoint on opening day

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh women failed to make an impression on the opening day of the National Ranking Table Tennis Championship (Central Zone) in Indore on Thursday as none of the three participants failed to make it to the main draw.

Decomposed body found

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:The local police recovered a unidentified decomposed body in the Badi Nadi rivulet on Thursday morning.

Select officials hold top posts at Pbi varsity

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:While the performance of a number of departments is under scrutiny, officials, mostly professors, are overburdened as they hold charges of more than one department or office.

Protest by Pbi varsity workers enters Day 9

Protest by Pbi varsity workers enters Day 9

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:The protest by contractual outsourced workers entered its ninth day at Punjabi University here on Thursday.

Food security officer caught taking bribe

Food security officer caught taking bribe

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:The Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Thursday arrested an Assistant Food Security Officer (AFSO) while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000.

Ambulance staff call off strike

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Staff of 108 ambulance called off their two-day strike after a meeting with the Managing Director, Punjab Health Systems Corporation, on Thursday.

GRAFT CASE

CBI files challan against cops

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a challan against three persons, including a Chandigarh Police sub-inspector (SI) and constable, in a bribery case.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Why hasty decision

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

With reference to the news item, “One-day parking bonanza ends in Chandigarh” (Chandigarh Tribune, July 12), it was highly intriguing to learn that city residents will have to once again pay hiked parking rates.

Mayor meets chiefs of MC panels

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: City Mayor Davesh Moudgil on Thursday held a meeting with chairpersons of all civic body sub-committees.

MC Commissioner visits garbage treatment plant

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: City Municipal Commissioner KK Yadav on Thursday visited the waste treatment plant at Dadu Majra.

DGP scraps daily meet to discuss crime in city

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The daily meeting to discuss the crime situation in the city, which was started by former DGP TS Luthra, has been discontinued by the new DGP Sanjay Beniwal.

Man held for sexually harassing minor girl

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

PANCHKULA: The police arrested a Panchkula resident for sexually harassing a minor girl on Thursday.

CONSUMER FORUM

Fashion brand penalised for poor quality handbag

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The consumer forum has penalised Da Milano, a popular fashion brand, for having sold a sub-standard handbag.

Labourer commits suicide

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A 29-year-old labourer allegedly committed suicide by jumping off an under construction building at Metro Towers in Peer Muchalla here on Thursday.

Three held for thefts in Zirakpur market

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The police arrested three persons in connection with theft cases and recovered seven LCDs from their possession on Wednesday night.

Man, parents booked for duping Sec 20 resident of Rs 26 lakh

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have booked a resident of Sector 4 and his parents for allegedly duping another city resident of Rs 26 lakh on the pretext of sending and settling him in Germany.

MP meets sarpanches, gives assurance of solving all issues

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Pending development works of all villages of Chandigarh will be started soon.

Fateh Burj to be handed over to pvt players for maintenance

Fateh Burj to be handed over to pvt players for maintenance

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: Apparently, finding itself unable to maintain Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial also known as Fateh Burj, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is going to hand the tallest ‘minar’ of the country to private players soon for its upkeep.

‘Govt committed to fulfilling all promises’

‘Govt committed to fulfilling all promises’

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The state government is committed to uplift the living standard of below poverty line people (BPL) through initiation of various people oriented schemes.

Mother-daughter burnt alive: Kin, villagers block NH-21

Mother-daughter burnt alive: Kin, villagers block NH-21

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

KURALI: Demanding arrest of the two accused in connection with the alleged murder of Inderjeet Kaur (30) and her daughter Simranjeet Kaur (4), who were allegedly burnt alive in Shahpur village a few day ago, the parents and other relatives of the deceased blocked vehicular traffic on the busy Kharar-Ropar National Highway (NH) -21 on Thursday and raised anti-police slogans.

‘108’ ambulance workers end stir

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: Protesting ‘108’ ambulance workers called off their two-day strike after getting assurance of revocation of service of their nearly 100 colleagues and sympathetic consideration of their long-pending demands by the employer company, Ziqitza Health Care, by next week.

Youth jailed for trespass, criminal intimidation

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Mani Majra-based youth has been sentenced to five-year jail for entering a house and intimidating a family.

Girl loses cool, slaps man inside court

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 20-year-old girl, who was present in the court, on Thursday to attend the hearing of an assault case that she had filed against her neighbour last year, slapped the accused in the court in the presence of the Judge.

Six accused arrested in murder case

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after a Nayagaon resident succumbed to his injuries after he, along with his friend, was kidnapped and thrashed before abandoning near Khuda Lahora, the Chandigarh Police have arrested six accused in the case.

Tribune Model, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Tribune Model, Chandigarh

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

Lion & Lioness Club of Panchkula Premier along with their youth wing Leo Club Tricity organised a free vision testing camp at Tribune Model School, Sector 29, Chandigarh on Thursday.

Interview of VC candidates on July 17

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Interviews for appointing new Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University will be held on July 17.

325 take part in Vivek High’s MNU conference

325 take part in Vivek High’s MNU conference

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: Vivek High School, Chandigarh, declared open the fifth International Model Nations Conference (MUN) on Thursday.

HC reserves verdict in IISER-Mohali case

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Crisis in the Mohali-based premier research and academic institution, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, on Thursday trudged towards resolution.

Call for manuscripts by Sahitya Akademi

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi invites city-based writers to submit unpublished book-length manuscripts in Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu in the genres of short story, novel, poetry and drama (printed or typed) and children''s literature.

Young vocalists light up Sangeet MahotsavaART & CULTURE

Young vocalists light up Sangeet Mahotsava

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The first-ever National Bal Classical Sangeet Mahotsava-2018 organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, commenced to a majestic start with the spirited performances of six prodigious chhotey ustads at Tagore Theatre here on Thursday.

Of 6,430 seats, only 2,644 filled in colleges

Of 6,430 seats, only 2,644 filled in colleges

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: Out of the total 6,430 seats for various undergraduate courses, only 2,644 have been filled through the centralised admission process for city Panjab University-affiliated colleges after the first counselling.

Day before affiliation panel meeting, Ludhiana college allowed admissions

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day before the meeting of the affiliation committee, the Panjab University authorities allowed the GMT College of Education, Jalandhar bypass chowk, Ludhiana, for participating in counselling for BEd admissions for the session 2018-19.

Now, teachers to undergo training

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking note of the poor pass percentage of government schools in the CBSE Class X exam results, the UT Education Department has decided to hold a training programme for government school teachers as per subject requirement.

Road repair work on hold, courtesy fund crunch

Road repair work on hold, courtesy fund crunch

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bumpy roads pose a threat to commuters in the city.

Suicide by Rajiv Colony resident: Three booked

Suicide by Rajiv Colony resident: Three booked

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

PANCHKULA: In two separate suicide incidents, an 18-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl committed suicide in the town on Thursday.

Arya firm takes over parking lots

Arya firm takes over parking lots

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court suspended the cancellation order issued by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, the parking firm, Arya Toll Infra Limited, took over the charge of all 25 paid parking lots on Thursday.

Hands over list of pending work in several villages

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

Hands over list of pending work in several villages

MC tells UT to pay Rs 5-cr property tax

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: Intensifying its drive against property tax defaulters, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has now issued a notice to the Chief Engineer of the UT Administration asking the official to pay property tax amounting to Rs 5 crore due for government buildings and offices.

Admn moves to declare Sukhna Lake a wetland

Admn moves to declare Sukhna Lake a wetland

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major step to save Sukhna Lake, the Chandigarh Administration has started the process to declare it a wetland under the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017.

Infant gives new lease of life to renal patient

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: An 11-month-old brain dead child of Nepalese parents has given a fresh lease of life to a 38-year-old renal failure patient at the PGI.

Rinda supplied arms to Dilpreet

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The guns recovered from Dilpreet Singh Baba after he was nabbed by joint teams of the Punjab and Chandigarh police were provided to him by his accomplice Harvinder Singh, alias Rinda, a gangster who is also wanted by the police in several cases.

Gangster was at PGI for 2 days in Jan tooDRUG OVERDOSE

Gangster was at PGI for 2 days in Jan too

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

Mohali: In what can be termed a big failure of the local police intelligence, ganster Dilpreet Singh Baba was admitted to the PGI for at least two days due to drug overdose in January also.

Shell out ad fee, MC asks multiplexes

Shell out ad fee, MC asks multiplexes

13 Jul 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has served notices on all multiplexes and cinema halls in the city asking them to pay fee every week for advertisements shown during movie shows.

Gangster Dilpreet gets private room, PGI cites security

Gangster Dilpreet gets private room, PGI cites security

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: While a common man has to struggle for a private room at the PGI, gangster Dilpreet Singh, who was shot at on the thigh, managed to get one easily. Normally, the waiting period for a private room stretches up to nearly two months. The paucity of private rooms also leads to delay in surgeries at the PGI.

One-day parking bonanza ends in Chandigarh

One-day parking bonanza ends in Chandigarh

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The one-day bonanza for residents ended on Wednesday as they will again have to pay the hiked rates for parking from Thursday.

Assault victim succumbs to injuries

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Almost four days after three persons allegedly kidnapped two men from Khuda Lahora and thrashed them before abandoning them, one of the victims succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

Car used by Dilpreet was taken away by him at gunpoint

Car used by Dilpreet was taken away by him at gunpoint

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI: The Swift Dzire car, being used by notorious gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba when he was nabbed by teams of the Punjab and Chandigarh police at the ISBT, Sector 43, Chandigarh, on Monday, was taken away by him and his three accomplices at gunpoint from Raikot on February 8 last year.

Horrible bus queue sheltersHAVE YOUR SAY

Horrible bus queue shelters

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

The photograph shows current yet horrible status of one of the so called ultra-modern bus queue shelters, a brain-child of the Panchkula administration.

Punjabi University to cut workload of officials doubling up as professors

Punjabi University to cut workload of officials doubling up as professors

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:While Punjabi University is already under staffed, the varsity on Wednesday re-notified a previous order to provide 50 per cent and 33 per cent reduction on academic workload to officials of administrative posts on the campus.

BRIEFLY

3 held with intoxicant tablets

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

Dera Bassi: The Lehli police on Wednesday arrested Kamaldeep Sharma of Togapur village, Hariwnder Singh, alias Sonu, and Suni Kumar of Dappar and recovered 14,000 microlit tablets from them.

Manul, Ankit take city boys to the top of table

Manul, Ankit take city boys to the top of table

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Manul Jain scored a century as Chandigarh gained a vital 96-run first innings lead against visitors Yamunanagar to gain three points on the second and concluding day of the Pataudi Trophy match at the Mahajan Cricket Grounds in Mani Majra, here, on Wednesday.

Water contamination spread diarrhoea in Adarsh Nagar, says laboratory report

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

DERA BASSI: All four water samples collected by the Health Department from Adarsh Nagar on July 5 have been found to be contaminated as per the reports.

Admn to hold events against plastic use

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA: The district administration will hold special programmes under Mission Tandarust Punjab in 231 villages in Patiala.

GRAFT CASE

Women cops remanded in police custody

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:The Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday procured the police remand of two women cops who were arrested on Tuesday, while allegedly accepting a bribe.

Three arrested with stolen car

Three arrested with stolen car

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

Kharar: The CIA staff has recovered a stolen car belonging to Baljinder Singh, a resident of Ramgarh Daon village, and arrested three accused in this connection.

Irrigation Dept starts desilting rivulets

Irrigation Dept starts desilting rivulets

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:The Irrigation Department has started the desilting of various rivulets in Patiala when heavy rains, as predicted, is just four days away in Punjab.

Muhabbatpur govt school out of favour, courtesy pvt education

Muhabbatpur govt school out of favour, courtesy pvt education

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:Despite several benefits and scholarship programmes, the enrolment of students at government schools seems to be low, if gone by the example of Government Elementary School, Muhabbatpur, Patiala, which has only three students for the current academic session.

Man commits suicide as wife files case of violence

Man commits suicide as wife files case of violence

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:A day after his wife registered a case of violence, a man committed suicide on late Tuesday night.

Denying waste to garbage collector may invite fine

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Not giving household waste to door-to-door collectors will invite a penalty.

City reports 3 snatchings

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three snatching incidents were reported in the city on Wednesday.

In-laws rescue woman from ‘molesters’

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI: The police have booked three persons for allegedly outraging the modesty of a married woman at Jagatpura here.

Dhanas resident gets 10-year jail for minor’s rape

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI: A local court awarded 10-year sentence to a resident of Dhanas for raping a minor.

‘Free medicines for addicts from humble background’

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI: Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra on Wednesday said the administration would make all-out efforts to end the menace of drugs.

Flesh trade racket: Bail for salon owner, manager

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two accused in a case pertaining to a prostitution racket being run from a Mani Majra-based salon have been granted bail by a court.

Stinky affair near MC office

Stinky affair near MC office

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: With garbage strewn just a few metres from the office of the Municipal Corporation in Sector 17 here, those visiting the area have to bear with the stench emanating from it.

Soon, int’l airport to have CAT-III facilities

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than three months after the Punjab and Haryana High Court was told that in-principle approval for installation of the CAT-III facilities at the Chandigarh international airport to enable landing during poor visibility, formal approval has been received from all stakeholders.

Employees apprise Kirron of demands

Employees apprise Kirron of demands

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: A delegation of the UT Subordinate Services Federation has submitted a charter of their demands to MP Kirron Kher here on Wednesday.

BROAD STROKES

Amid hype, don’t smudge the dope taint

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

Iam afraid I am jumping on to the bandwagon, much like the Punjab politicians, trying to outdo each other on the drugs issue.

Minister: Nothing wrong if PSEB staff take dope test

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

MOHALI: Punjab Education Minister OP Soni said there was nothing wrong in employees of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) undergoing dope test.

WORLD POPULATION DAY

32L patients to visit PGI by 2022: Study

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The number of patients at the PGI, Chandigarh, is likely to touch the 32-lakh mark per year by 2022.

COLLEGES

Event for faculty

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

Panchkula: Government Postgraduate College, Sector 1, Panchkula, in association with the IBS Group, Gurugram, organised a faculty development programme on Wednesday.

SCHOOL NOTES

KB DAV, Chandigarh

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

Keeping the spirit of Van Mahotsava alive with the ongoing tree plantation drive, KB DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Chandigarh, students began the day with a paryavaran shuddhi havan.

BRO launches online payment facility

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has introduced an automated process for immediate online payments to beneficiaries that will reduce the involvement of manpower and paper-work, besides enabling government accounts to be settled with the Reserve Bank of India on day-to-day basis with end-to-end reconciliation of funds.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Apply for 2nd counselling from today

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Applicants seeking second chance for admission under the centralised system to all city Panjab University-affiliated colleges can give their willingness online on the website of the Director, Higher Education, which will be open on July 12 and 13.

Union Minister Sushma Swaraj presented  photo of student days

Union Minister Sushma Swaraj presented photo of student days

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students of the Department of Hindi, Panjab University, along with its chairperson Dr Gurmeet Singh, today met Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister of External Affairs, to present a nearly 50-year-old photograph of Swaraj from her student days, when she participated and won the KK Grover and AC Bali Declamation Competition, an annual feature of the university.

Two PU student leaders join ISA

Two PU student leaders join ISA

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two student leaders and their 20 supporters joined the Indian Students’ Association (ISA) at Panjab University on Wednesday.

Residents clash over laying pipelines, block highway

Residents clash over laying pipelines, block highway

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Commuters had to bear the burnt of traffic snarls on Wednesday noon when residents of the Shivalik Vihar blocked the Zirakpur-Patiala stretch following clash with another group from Bhabat village.

PU to axe 17 sports disciplinesMAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD TROPHY

PU to axe 17 sports disciplines

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs deciding to acknowledge only affiliated sport events for the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy, the Punjab University is set to axe 17 sports disciplines from the list of inter-college championships.

MC puts Golf, Lake clubs on notice

MC puts Golf, Lake clubs on notice

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Acting tough against property tax defaulters, KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, on Wednesday ordered to issue notices to the Golf Club and the Lake Club, Chandigarh.

Missing Zirakpur
youth cremated as unclaimed person

Missing Zirakpur youth cremated as unclaimed person

12 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Nearly three weeks on, the family and relatives of 20-year-old Aditya Kumar, who allegedly went missing from Zirakpur, were in for a shock when they came to know from the Zirakpur police that Aditya had been cremated as an unclaimed person by the Panipat police after his body was fished out from a canal near Panipat on June 27.

Old parking rates back in Chandigarh

Old parking rates back in Chandigarh

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief to residents, the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation has decided to revert to the parking charges that were prevalent before March 31 this year.

Police on his lookout, gangster Dilpreet watched movies in Chandigarh multiplex

Police on his lookout, gangster Dilpreet watched movies in Chandigarh multiplex

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANIDGARH: Drugs, two-timing two sisters, regular need of aphrodisiacs and roaming around, including watching movies twice in the past week, did gangster Dilpreet Singh in, according to the investigation carried out by the police a day after his arrest.

BRIEFLY

Vehicle thieves produced in court

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police brought three vehicle thieves on production warrants from Mandi Gobindgarh and recovered two two-wheelers and a car, which they had stolen from the area.

Aanchal Int’l, Chandigarh

Aanchal Int’l, Chandigarh

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

Aanchal International School, Chandigarh, has added the English Literary Club to the curriculum to increase the awareness and skills of students in English language.

PU NOTES

Entrance test for BEd

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

The PU has made all arrangements for the BEd entrance to be held on July 14 from 10.30 am to 1 pm for admission to colleges of education located in Chandigarh.

Art history dept to hold orientation programme

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Art History and Visual Arts at Panjab University has decided to hold an orientation programme for new students from this session.

NIPER student wins award in Russia

NIPER student wins award in Russia

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: Sanika Jadhav, a student of MS (Pharm) from the Department of Pharmaceutics, NIPER, cornered glory by winning a special appreciation award, “Best Presentation Award”, worth 50,000 Russian Rubles at the second Russian Inter-University GxP summit, which was held in Russia from July 2 to 7.

Use digital appsHAVE YOUR SAY

Use digital apps

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

It is shocking to know that agenda papers for Senate meets cost the PU Rs 50 lakh last year and the expenditure will be rising in near future if something credible is not done in the nick of time.

Bhullar eyes third title at Indonesia Open

Bhullar eyes third title at Indonesia Open

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

JAKARTA:Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar is aiming to lift the Bank BRI Indonesia Open trophy for an unprecedented third time as he tees off for the $500,000 event here on Thursday.

Kings XI Punjab’s parent company, KPH Dream Limited , to face trial for misusing property

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:The parent company of Kings XI Punjab, KPH Dream cricket private limited, owned by Preity Zinta is set to face trial in a civil case worth Rs 38 lakh.

Chandigarh boys  in driver’s seatPATAUDI TROPHY

Chandigarh boys in driver’s seat

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Rohit Danda and Shasya Jamwal took four wickets each to pack Yamunanagar for 201 runs in the ongoing Haryana Inter-District Championship for Pataudi Trophy at Mahajan Cricket Grounds in Mani Majra.

Manav, Manika shine, bag top honours

Manav, Manika shine, bag top honours

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

PANCHKULA:Manav Thakkar of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) won the men''s and boys'' youth titles, while Manika Batra retained the women''s title on the concluding day of the National Ranking (North Zone) Table Tennis Championships at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3.

District admn plants 1 lakh trees in a day

District admn plants 1 lakh trees in a day

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:The district administration today planted nearly 1 lakh saplings of 14 species of plants in 1,000 villages in one day.

PUCTA members end strike after assurance of salary release

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:Teachers associated with Punjabi University Contractual Teachers’ Association (PUCTA) lifted their two-day strike against the delay in release of their salaries and other demands on Tuesday.

Instead of attending classes, students prune shrubs in school

Instead of attending classes, students prune shrubs in school

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:Students of Government High School, Daun Kalan, were directed to work on school grounds under scorching heat on Tuesday.

Bikers snatch woman’s purse, show revolver to chasers

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

NABHA:Two unidentified motorcyclist allegedly snatched a purse from a woman near the Mehs Gate market chowk in the broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon.

Liquor mafia attack Excise Dept officials

Liquor mafia attack Excise Dept officials

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:The Sadar police have registered a case against three alleged liquor smugglers for attacking government officials on duty and threatening them, here on Monday evening, near Bhunarherhi.

Two women cops caught taking bribe by VB sleuths

Two women cops caught taking bribe by VB sleuths

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:Less than a month after the Vigilance Bureau (VB) nabbed two cops posted at the Anaj Mandi police station for accepting bribe, the VB officials on Tuesday conducted a raid and nabbed in-charge Women Counselling Cell, Patiala, and another woman ASI in the same cell for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe in lieu of a matrimonial case.

Cops use water cannons on protesting teachers, 5 injured

Cops use water cannons on protesting teachers, 5 injured

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

PANCHKULA: Five teachers sustained injuries during a protest in front of the Shiksha Sadan in Sector 5 here.

MC inks MoU to renovate toilets at Sector 25 crematorium

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation has signed an MoU with a corporate group, Rotary Club of Chandigarh, under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

Haryana Youth Cong workers up in arms

Haryana Youth Cong workers up in arms

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Hundreds of workers of the Haryana Youth Congress protested here under the Bharat Bachao Andolan.

Heritage chair appears to be from varsity, PU tell UT

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major development, Panjab University has conveyed to the Chandigarh Administration that one of the chairs belonging to the export consignment kept at the Delhi Customs Zone’s storehouse at Tuglakabad prime facie seems to be the same kept at the university.

Punjab CM expresses concern over UT raising its own cadre

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday expressed concern over the issue of Chandigarh raising its own cadre, thus eroding Punjab’s 60 per cent share in the UT Administration.

High drama as ‘kidnapping’ of girl foiled in Mohali

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: High drama was witnessed when a passerby rescued a young girl by overpowering a youngster, who, along with his friend, had kidnapped her.

ASHAs demand hike in incentives

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

DERA BASSI: In a setback to the Intensified Control Diarrhoea Fortnight (IDCF) campaign, accredited social health activists (ASHAs) across Dera Bassi subdivision have withdrawn support to it, protesting state government’s “indifference” towards their demands.

Sanitary workers’ Bhopal study tour from July 14

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

PANCHKULA: Finally, the first batch of Panchkula sanitary workers will leave for a four-day study tour to Bhopal on July 14.

Cattle owners threaten stir

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: Agitated over the registration of cases, cattle owners in rural areas under the Mohali MC limits have threatened to stage protests in front of police stations and the MC office.

PSEB staff ‘unsupportive’ about reporting addicts

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: Apparently facing non-cooperation from her staff in dealing with “addict” employees, Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Secretary Hargunjit Kaur has vowed to end the menace, if any, from the office premises here.

Man jailed for assault, bid to disrobe woman tenant

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court sentenced a 52-year-old man to three years of imprisonment for assaulting his female tenant with an intention to disrobe her.

Swindlers strike twice, car occupants lose valuables

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: In two separate incidents, unidentified miscreants managed to steal bags containing cash and valuables from vehicles after fooling their occupants here on Tuesday.

Docs ‘harassed’ by patients, panel to review security at GMCH-32

Docs ‘harassed’ by patients, panel to review security at GMCH-32

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a few doctors lodged verbal complaints about harassment by patients, Prof BS Chavan, Director-Principal of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has constituted a committee to check security arrangements at the infirmary.

Thieves target six places in two days

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Six theft incidents, including two at shops, have been reported in the city.

SECTOR 53 AUTO GANG RAPE CASE

IO dead, making strong case now a challenge for police

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Getting the three accused in the much talked about auto gang-rape case of November 2017 convicted and ensuring maximum sentence for them will now be a challenge for the UT police as the investigating officer (IO), the most important prosecution witness in the case, has died.

Hold consignment, Admn to Customs

Hold consignment, Admn to Customs

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

NEW DELHI: The Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday wrote to the central Customs authorities in Delhi to hold the consignment of 14 heritage chairs believed to be part of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier’s creations for the city.

Three weeks on, no trace of Yamunanagar youth

Three weeks on, no trace of Yamunanagar youth

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

ZIRAKPUR: It’s been three weeks since 20-year-old Aditya Kumar, a resident of Yamunanagar, went missing from Zirakpur on June 22.

POOR CLASS X RESULTS

Edu Dept hints at transfers, no grace marks

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking note of the poor pass percentage of government schools in the CBSE Class X exam result this year, UT Education Department has decided to take several curative steps, including transferring teachers posted at same place for a long time, not awarding grace marks in Class IX and forming a committee to keep a check on schools.

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS INDEX

Chandigarh slips, ranked 29th

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major setback to the Administration, Chandigarh has failed to improve its performance on the ease of doing business index announced by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday.

CREDIT WAR OVER DILPREET’S NABBING

FIR clears the air, it was a joint operation

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: It was a joint and coordinated operation of the Punjab and Chandigarh police in which dreaded gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba was nabbed following a dramatic case.

Five-day remand for sister duo

Five-day remand for sister duo

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: The two sisters, Harpreet Kaur (43) and Rupinder Kaur, alias Ruby (38), who have been arrested on disclosures made by notorious gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba to Punjab State Operation Cell sleuths, were remanded in five-day police custody by a Mohali court on Tuesday evening.

Neighbours shocked, knew him as a quiet man

Neighbours shocked, knew him as a quiet man

11 Jul 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The narrow lane leading to small houses in Sector 38-C, where dreaded gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba was putting up, was full of onlookers residing in the locality who were shocked to learn that Dilpreet, known as a quiet man, was a gangster.

Chandigarh Civic body scraps parking pact

Chandigarh Civic body scraps parking pact

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, on Monday terminated the agreement with M/s Arya Toll Infra Ltd, which was running the 25 paid parking lots and the multi-level parking in the city.

Dreaded gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba nabbed after a dramatic chase

Dreaded gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba nabbed after a dramatic chase

10 Jul 2018 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police on Monday claimed it had arrested Category-A gangster Dilpreet Singh, on the run for more than two years, in a joint operation with the Chandigarh Police at the Sector 43 ISBT after a dramatic chase and an encounter.

Muddy water triggers health scare at Nabha village

Muddy water triggers health scare at Nabha village

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Residents of Ward No. 23 at Nabha village in Zirakpur are being supplied contaminated drinking water for the past a few days.

BRIEFLY

Chess c’ship from July 14

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Chess Association will organise State U-19 Open and Girls Chess Championship at St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, from July 14 to15.

Levanshu, Tarini bag chess titles

Levanshu, Tarini bag chess titles

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:Levanshu Khullar and Tarini Goyal won the titles on the last of the Chandigarh Chess Championship at St Xavier''s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.

Debutant Shubhankar, Ian to play at Edinburgh Castle

Debutant Shubhankar, Ian to play at Edinburgh Castle

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

EDINBURGH:Shubhankar Sharma, the toast of Indian golf this season, will make his Hero Challenge debut at the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

Manika eyes glory in Asian Games

Manika eyes glory in Asian Games

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA:A lot has been spoken about the pimpled-rubber that Manika Batra uses to fox her opponents on the table, but beware, if you are thinking you have sorted out her technique post the Commonwealth Games, you might be in for a surprise.

Indian players must aim to achieve top world rankings: Costantini

Indian players must aim to achieve top world rankings: Costantini

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA:Sitting alone in a corner and sipping hot coffee, India’s table tennis coach Massimo Costantini was on a lookout for fresh talent during the National Ranking (North Zone) Table Tennis Championship at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, on Monday.

Manush, Swastika win junior titles

Manush, Swastika win junior titles

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA:Top seed Manush Shah of Gujarat beat PSPB Academy’s Anukram Jain 4-2 to win the boys’ junior title on the penultimate day of the National Ranking Table Tennis Championship at Tai Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3.

CRIME BRIEFS

One nabbed with charas

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

Chandigarh: The police have arrested one person while possessing 150 gram of charas.

Snatchers strike thrice in city

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three snatching incidents were reported from the city on Monday.

Wrong parking under flyover outside varsity irks commuters

Wrong parking under flyover outside varsity irks commuters

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Wrong parking under the flyover outside Punjabi University has been irking many commuters as the road is usually jam-packed throughout the day.

Woman dies in road mishap

Woman dies in road mishap

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:A 55-year-old woman of Sanaur was killed in a road accident on the Sirhind road here on Monday.

Govt Rajindra Hospital in bad shape, says Mohindra

Govt Rajindra Hospital in bad shape, says Mohindra

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Health Minister Brahm Mohindra admitted that the Government Rajindra Hospital in city has lost its glory.

Crackdown against ‘illegal’ construction

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:Yoginder Singh Yogi, Senior Deputy Mayor, Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC), on Monday sent a written complaint to MC Commissioner on a matter involving construction of an unapproved colony at Manjit Nagar in the city.

Anti-diarrhoea campaign kicks off

Anti-diarrhoea campaign kicks off

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:With an aim to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea in the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra launched the Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) at Mata Kaushalya Hospital here today.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Footpaths cry for repair

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

LALIT BHARADWAJ: Footpaths along the stretch of the main road from the traffic light point up to the dispensary T-junction in Sector 20, Panchkula, have been crying for re-laying/repair for months.

Residents of Dera Bassi society seek amenities

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

DERA BASSI: Seeking the amenities promised by the builder, residents of ATS Golf Meadows at Dera Bassi submitted a memorandum to the Dera Bassi SDM in this regard.

HELMETS FOR WOMEN

Step not in consonance with Sikh religion: Istri Akali Dal chief

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Istri Akali Dal president Bibi Jagir Kaur on Monday took strong note of the UT Administration’s decision to make helmet compulsory for women, saying the step was not in consonance with the Sikh religion and culture.

Hry CM wants dedicated board for tricity’s homogeneous development

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has impressed upon the Central Government the need and urgency to create a statutory empowered and dedicated board or authority for homogeneous development of Chandigarh, the joint capital of Haryana and Punjab, and its adjoining towns of Panchkula and Mohali, the region popularly known as the tricity.

Make endorsement on original documents, HC asks trial courts

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking cognisance of a scam involving furnishing of fake sureties for bailing out accused in snatching and other cases, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked trial courts in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to make appropriate endorsement on original documents to prevent its reuse in other cases.

High Court for clearing water channels

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking up the Save Sukhna case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday asked the counsel for states of Punjab and Haryana to seek instructions on clearing the water channels.

Probe sought into ‘land grab’ by former Dera Bassi MC chief

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI: Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu and district in-charge of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Darshan Dhaliwal accused the former chief of the Dera Bassi municipal council, Amritpal Singh, and his brother Satpal Singh of grabbing the land belonging to the civic body.

Kharar MLA, 24 others undergo dope test

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI: As many as 25 persons, including AAP MLA Kanwar Sandhu, took the dope test at the Mohali Civil Hospital.

Bar Assn protests against Judge

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

ANANDPUR SAHIB: The Anandpur Sahib Bar Association passed a resolution, decided to boycott the court of Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division)-cum-Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate Ashok Kumar Chauhan for four days.

Amid credit war, police couple has the last laugh

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:While police officials of Punjab and Chandigarh were at loggerheads almost all day, claiming credit for the arrest of gangster Dilpreet Singh, a husband and wife, both of the DSP rank but belonging to the Punjab and UT cadre, respectively, were all smiles about the outcome of the operation.

P’kula MC sets the ball rolling for new community centres

P’kula MC sets the ball rolling for new community centres

10 Jul 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA: The Municipal Corporation (MC), Panchkula, has started the process to build state-of-the-art community centres in the city.

SARPANCH MURDER CASE