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Stir over pay cut for  job regularisation

Stir over pay cut for job regularisation

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Come festive season, terracotta items swarm local market

Come festive season, terracotta items swarm local market

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Dalit woman alleges rape

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Activist points out ‘Illegal’ construction

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Buyers fleeced amid sweet makers’ weighing game

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Players attend tennis seminar in South Korea

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Revision petition of UP leader rejected

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Carjacking accused arrested

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

57 donate blood

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Paddy straw burnt during stir

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

DAV students show talent in song contest

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Students motivated for career in Armed forces

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

IIM students to study rly services

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

MC accused of favouring firm for HRIDAY project

MC accused of favouring firm for HRIDAY project

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Kids paint martyrs’ pics

17 Oct 2018 | 1:08 AM

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

Sewage submerges Ekta Nagar street

Sewage submerges Ekta Nagar street

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Gali No. 3 of Ekta Nagar at Chamrang Road here have been a worried lot because of a street that has been waterlogged for over a month. They say the problem has been caused by overflowing sewage.

Road safety drive reaches Attari, receives support from residents

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Spreading the message of road safety, the unique project, titled ‘1 Crore Steps for Safer Roads’, of the Drive Smart Drive Safe, an NGO, visited the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post here on Sunday.

Road blocked for CM’s visit, commuters hit

Road blocked for CM’s visit, commuters hit

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: While the residents hailed the state government’s plan to built five flyovers in the city to ease the traffic, they felt the pain of congestion during Capt Amarinder Singh’s visit to the city on Monday as the police had blocked the Mall road, near Company Bagh.

‘Form buddy groups to fight drug abuse’

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has asked the district education authorities and school heads to implement ‘buddy group’ system in government schools.

Jan Sewa train from city to resume soon

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Jan Sewa and Jan Nayak trains, which were stopped during the overhauling of services at the city railway station in August, will remain off track for over a fortnight in Amritsar.

Italian musician’s workshop at DPS

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Italian jazz artiste Matteo Fraboni conducted a two-day workshop at Delhi Public School(DPS).

Organic produce future of food industry

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Endorsing sustainable food practices and zero-waste kitchen, the just concluded World Heritage Cuisine Summit had encouraging advice for industry professionals as well as food lovers – Go natural.

Asha workers stage protest, demand hike in wages

Asha workers stage protest, demand hike in wages

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Asha workers and facilitators with the Health Department on Monday staged a protest outside the office of the Civil Surgeon and demanded fixed salaries instead of commission-based pay.

Banker on the run after fraud

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jandiala police have booked Mandeep Singh of Green Avenue and his wife Satwinder Kaur for allegedly duping residents of Bandala village.

Snatchers target tourist

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A tourist from Himanchal Pradesh was robbed by two snatchers when she, along with her family, was going towards the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post to witness the Beating Retreat ceremony here on Sunday.

Six booked for land fraud

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

TARN TARAN: Six persons, including a bank manager, sub-registrar and a patwari, have been booked by the Chabal police for cheating.

Man dies in accident

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Pritpal Singh, a resident of Ranjit Avenue, lost his life when a “rashly-driven” car hit his scooter near Ranjit Avenue gurudwara here on Saturday.

Now, state history, culture must in GNDU undergraduate courses

Now, state history, culture must in GNDU undergraduate courses

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University has made the Punjab history, culture and basic Punjabi compulsory in the undergraduate-level courses.

Foreign dreams land two in fraudsters’ trap

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The lure of greener pastures made two youths of Mehta Chowk area fall in the trap of fake travel agents.

Meet Gurbachan who makes others shun stubble burning

Meet Gurbachan who makes others shun stubble burning

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

AMRITSAR: At a time when pollution has reached the alarming level, choking many cities in north India because of stubble burning, a farmer in Tarn Taran village has set an example for others to follow.

Farmers protest, defy stubble burning ban

Farmers protest, defy stubble burning ban

16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 AM

TARN TARAN: Farmers of Plasaur village, under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), staged a protest by burning stubble on Monday.

Woman alleges rape, three booked

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A married woman has accused three neighbours of raping her.

Construction relaxation sought near Vallah ammunition depot

Construction relaxation sought near Vallah ammunition depot

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Fruit and vegetable wholesalers have demanded reduction in the no-construction zone ambit from 1,000 yards of the ammunition depot at Vallah to 350 yards.

Open-air gym inaugurated at Green Avenue

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: An open air gym was inaugurated at Green Avenue Community Park by Raya Sabha MP and BJP president Shwait Malik.

Pvt buses at rly station create traffic mess

Pvt buses at rly station create traffic mess

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Private buses stationed outside the railway station cause traffic bottleneck.

Use technology for stubble management

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The Agriculture Department has issued an appeal to the farmers to attach a special machine to their self-propelled combine harvesters to facilitate in-situ management of crop residue, an alternative to the pollution-causing practice of paddy straw burning.

People forced to drink contaminated waterTARN TARAN DIARY

People forced to drink contaminated water

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

The Public Health Department has not been serious about providing potable water to the residents of Naushehra Pannuan village.

Pathankot Army school takes out go-green rally

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

PATHANKOT: Army Public School, Mamun Cantonment, organised a go-green rally on the school campus in which 250 students of Class VIII took part.

Seminar on robotic-assisted knee surgery

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A private hospital in association with the Rotary Club organised a seminar to increase awareness of robotic assisted knee replacement technique.

Give up stir, says Soni

Give up stir, says Soni

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: School Education Minister OP Soni on Sunday said the state government was in no mood to shut the associated schools in the state.

International chefs take back 
worldwide culinary treasure

International chefs take back worldwide culinary treasure

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The first edition of the World Heritage Cuisine Summit and Food Festival 2018 being held at Qila Gobindgarh concluded on Sunday.

Dealer fined for delay in vehicle registration

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed a car dealer to immediately hand over the original registration certificate (RC) to a person who purchased a vehicle from him.

3 arrested with two weapons

3 arrested with two weapons

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested three persons in two separate incidents for allegedly possessing country-made weapons.

Arpinder’s memorable homecoming

Arpinder’s memorable homecoming

15 Oct 2018 | 1:49 AM

AMRITSAR: It’s a memorable homecoming for Arpinder Singh, the gold medallist in the triple jump event in Asian Games 2018.

BRIEFLY

Man arrested with drugs

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

TARN TARAN: The Patti police nabbed a man with 16,800 intoxicating tablets from Saido village on Friday. SP (Investigation) Tilak Raj said on Saturday said the accused was identified as Bhagwan Singh Raju of Jaur Singh Wala village.

Ethical values discussed at IIM-Amritsar

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar, conducted its second annual finance and marketing conclave — Pariprekshya’18 — on Saturday.

Teachers' union protests for regular job

Teachers' union protests for regular job

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: EGS/AIE/STR Teachers'' Union, Punjab, held a protest against the state government at Ram Bagh on Saturday. Union president Gagan Rani, while addressing mediapersons, said, “This is a beginning of our agitation.

Budding gymnasts bag medals

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Budding gymnasts from Spring Dale Senior School have bagged gold medals in various district-level events in the city.

Three booked for assault

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

TARN TARAN: Three persons of Buraj 195 village have been booked by the Chabal police for allegedly attacking the manager of Shahi Marriage Palace, Gaggobua, for not allowing them entry with arms and ammunition.

Gold chain snatched

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: A local resident, identified as Ansh Mahajan, was robbed of his gold chain by two persons on Friday. One of the robbers has been identified as Kunal Mahajan of Bombay Wala Khuh in the walled city. No arrest has been made so far.

Gates’ restoration plan hailed

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The announcement made by Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu regarding the revival of the 12 gates of the walled city has been welcomed by heritage lovers.

Gobindgarh Fort wall comes off, heritage lovers fume

Gobindgarh Fort wall comes off, heritage lovers fume

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: A portion of the wall, constructed near the toshakhana (treasury) as part of the ongoing conservation work of the18th century Gobindgarh Fort, came off recently, much to the chagrin of heritage lovers who question the architectural planning and the quality of the work carried out here.

Insurance firm official booked for fraud

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Ajay Dudeja, an employee of DHFL Life Insurance Company Ltd, has accused the regional manager of defrauding him. The accused has been identified as Ashish Arora, a resident of railway link road here.

Rain slows harvest; 8K MT procured in district mandis

Rain slows harvest; 8K MT procured in district mandis

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The recent showers in the district have slowed the harvesting of paddy as the combine harvesters are unable to operate in wet fields. Mandi Board officials say they hope that the harvesting will pick up the pace in a day or two.

Back to roots is call for Indian food industry’s future

Back to roots is call for Indian food industry’s future

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite the fact that butter chicken officially holds the status of representing the best of the Indian cuisine among the meat-eating western world, culinary expert and food historian Gunjan Goela feels that the best of the Indian cuisine is in its traditionally vegetarian diet.

Nordic flavours for Punjabi taste budsWORLD CUISINE SUMMIT

Nordic flavours for Punjabi taste buds

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Not exactly known for its gourmet food, the Icelandic cuisine has rather earned a reputation for its limited food options and weird food practices.

Water bottling plant sealed; 6th in 3 days

Water bottling plant sealed; 6th in 3 days

14 Oct 2018 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Health officials sealed an “illegal” water bottling unit in Anngarh on Saturday. They also conducted a surprise inspection at the famous Giani Tea Stall near the Bhandari Bridge where they found unhygienic conditions.

SNIPPETS

3 booked in dowry case

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

Tarn Taran: The police have booked three persons of a family for allegedly demanding dowry.

Man dies in road mishap

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

AMRITSAR: A motorcyclist was killed after he was hit by a truck near Vallah railway crossing here Thursday evening.

Two bread manufacturing units sealed

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Two units manufacturing bread and cream roles were raided by health officials here on Friday.

No arrest in Harpreet suicide case

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after the elapsing of two days, there has been no arrest in connection with the suicide of brother-in-law of Congress MP Gurjeet Aujla.

Raid on at pharma firm

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Health officials continued scrutinising the record of a noted pharmaceutical firm for the third day consecutively on Friday.

Sultana inaugurates GNDU fitness centre

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Razia Sultana, Minister for Higher Education, inaugurated the Golden Jubilee Fitness Centre here on Friday in the student's centre of Guru Nanak Dev University.

‘Incorporate technology to transform education’PRINCIPALS’ MEET

‘Incorporate technology to transform education’

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

AMRITSAR:The Tribune Trust, in collaboration with Chandigarh University, organised a Principals’ Meet and Excellence Award ceremony here on Friday.

Estate officer’s driver attacked, land mafia blamed

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Three unidentified persons attacked the driver of Sushant Bhatia, Estate Officer, Municipal Corporation (MC), on Thursday evening.

Rs 25 lakh robbery cracked; 5 held

Rs 25 lakh robbery cracked; 5 held

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

AMRITSAR: With the arrest of five persons, the city police on Friday claimed to have cracked the Rs 25 lakh robbery that took place on June 25.

Cuisines from 40 nations tickle residents’ taste buds

Cuisines from 40 nations tickle residents’ taste buds

13 Oct 2018 | 1:02 AM

AMRITSAR: In 2013, Mediterranean diet, which involves not just ingredients found in the region but also the food habits, rituals, culture and traditions related to cooking, was enlisted in UNESCO’s intangible heritage list.

Girl abducted in Tarn Taran

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

TARN TARAN: Ghacho, a resident of Khairdinke village, has been booked under Sections 363, 366 and 506 of the IPC on the charge of abducting a teenage girl of the same village.

Teachers hold demonstration

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

TARN TARAN: Teachers of government schools under the banner of Sanjha Adhiapk Morcha Union on Thursday organised a rally and held a candlelight march in front of the residence of MLADharambeer Agnihotri against reduction in their salary for regularising their jobs.

Play makes memories of Partition fresh

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The second day of the Sukhdev Preet Yaadgari Theatre festival highlighted the tragedy of the lives lost and those who were never found during the Partition.

Don’t let physicality create obstacles, students told

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: ‘My First Pimple’, a campaign initiated by a beauty and wellness firm, aims to connect with teenagers aged between 13 and 17 years to tackle emotional and physical challenges faced by them during their growing-up years, including the onset of pimples.

Post office staff busy spreading awareness

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Posts is celebrating the National Postal week from October 9 to October 15. A number of activities are being taken up, including arranging visit of schoolchildren to post offices, displaying banners, workshop for staff on soft skills, spreading awareness regarding savings and importance of banking.

150 participate in DAV media fest

150 participate in DAV media fest

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Mass Communication and Video Production of DAV College organised a one-day inter-department media festival on Thursday.

MC fails to recarpet Majitha road

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite the claims of Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed to start the reconstruction of Majitha road which was dug for laying sewage lines around seven months back.

Civic body night shelter finds no takers

Civic body night shelter finds no takers

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the Municipal Corporation (MC) has spent crores of rupees on building raen basera (night shelter) for homeless people outside the railway station at Gol Bagh, it hardly finds takers.

Protest over fertiliser price hike

Protest over fertiliser price hike

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Activists of the Kisan Majdoor Sangharsh Committee burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while protesting against the hike in the prices of DAP fertiliser by Rs 140 per 50-kg bag.

Court acquits drug peddling accused

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A local court has acquitted Gurjinder Singh Kala, who was arrested in 2013 for drug peddling. Kala, along with his cousin Balwinder Singh Hawelian, was arrested after the police had claimed that the duo was named by two persons Ripudaman Singh and Baljinder Singh, who had already been nabbed with one kg of heroin.

CBSE comes up with exemptions for students with disabilities

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to make students and school heads aware of the exemptions for persons with disabilities, the CBSE has sent a list of exemptions to be followed for such students in course of study and examination.

Minor domestic help raped, youth at large

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A 15-year-old girl has been allegedly raped by a youth in Baba Bakala Sahib here. The victim used to work as a domestic help at the residence of the accused. The incident came to light when she complained of stomach pain and found pregnant.

Workshop on heritage sites restored under HRIDAY held

Workshop on heritage sites restored under HRIDAY held

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A workshop on the importance of preserving tangible as well as intangible heritage of the holy city was organised under the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, on Thursday.

Records of pharmaceutical company being scrutinised

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Two days after the seizure of 10.5 kg of narcotic powder from three persons, including a woman, the Special Task Force (STF), along with a team of health officials and excise and sale tax sleuths, scrutinised records of a noted pharmaceutical company.

Protesting teachers’ leader transferred

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Balkar Singh Valtoha, state convener of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha and secretary of the Government School Teachers Union, has been transferred to Government School, Bhikhi Town, Mansa, from Government Senior Secondary School, Gandiwind, Tarn Taran.

4 bailiffs thrashed, 3 booked

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Gharinda police have booked three persons for allegedly thrashing four bailiffs, who had gone to take possession of a piece of land in Cheecha Bhakna village on the orders of a court on Tuesday.

Rain, hailstorm damage paddy

Rain, hailstorm damage paddy

12 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The ready-for-harvest paddy crop in many pockets of the district suffered extensive damages due to the unexpected rain and hailstorm early morning on Thursday. The maximum damage was inflicted on basmati (1509) variety which was ready for harvest. In some areas, 80 per cent crop damage was reported.

BRIEFLY

Girl ‘abducted’

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

TARN TARAN: The Verowal police have booked Karambir Singh of Jalalabad village for allegedly abducting a teenage daughter of his neighbour with a marriage promise.

SGPC for joint celebrations

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC has decided to celebrate the 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev with assistance of various organisations to spread the messge of the Founder of the Sikhism across the world.

Athletes honoured

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

TARN TARAN: Athletes of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Government Girls Senior Secondary School, who won medals in the recently organised 30th North Zone National Athletics Championship, were honoured here on Wednesday.

MC no to height increase of Rego railway overbridge

MC no to height increase of Rego railway overbridge

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has categorically refused to increase the height of the Rego railway overbridge (ROB), who re-construction has been proposed. The overbridge has outlived its life.

Balde Tibbe opens Sukhdev Preet theatre festival

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The annual edition of theatre festival in memory of theatre activist Sukhdev Preet was inaugurated at the Punjab Natshala in collaboration with Rangkarmee group.

Pensioners protest, demand early release of DA arrears

Pensioners protest, demand early release of DA arrears

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

TARN TARAN: Members of the Punjab Pensioners Joint Front, Tarn Taran, staged a dharna here for fulfilling their long pending demands on Wednesday.

Rising stress among youth worrisome, say experts

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: With the changing lifestyles and habits, the stress level amongst the youth is on the rise.

SGPC to honour artisans on Oct 26

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC held a meeting with artisans and craftsmen whose ancestors were invited here by the fourth Sikh Master Guru Ram Das, who laid the foundation of Amritsar.

Apollo’s new services

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Apollo Hospitals launched seven new super specialty services at its hospital here on Wednesday. The aim of the hospital is to provide access to healthcare of international standards at affordable prices, doctors said.

Supply power at Rs 5 per unit: Industrialists

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Industrialists have reminded the government of its pre-poll promise of providing electricity to all industrial units in the state at Rs 5 per unit.

Khalsa College of Education overall champ for 7th timeINTER-COLLEGE YOUTH FEST

Khalsa College of Education overall champ for 7th time

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A cultural bonanza highlighting dance, fun and frolics marked the three-day Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Inter-Education Colleges Youth Festival-2018, which concluded at Khalsa College of Education, Ranjit Avenue campus, here on Wednesday.

Stubble burning alternatives not viable, say veggie growers

Stubble burning alternatives not viable, say veggie growers

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The administration is issuing challans to farmers for flouting ban on burning of crop residue in fields after harvesting, but it hasn’t deterred farmers, especially vegetable growers, who feel that alternative techniques are not of much help.

Man duped of Rs 1.5 crore

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A city resident lost Rs 1.5 crore to three Delhi-based conmen who lured him into investing money in cryptocurrency for huge returns.

Cop caught supplying cigarettes in jail

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A cop has been caught for allegedly supplying mobile phone charger and cigarettes to a jail inmate, who returned after a court hearing.

ASSAULT ON COUNCILLOR

Police mum on reason behind attack: Bhatia

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

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

15 days on, officials yet to submit report on damaged Mall road

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The five-member committee, constituted by the MC to look into the reasons behind the caving in of a big portion of the Mall road on September 25, is yet to submit its report even after elapsing of 15 days.

Over 100 students take part in civic body’s poster contest

Over 100 students take part in civic body’s poster contest

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation organised a poster-making competition themed ‘What heritage means to you’ at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, Company Bagh, here on Wednesday.

Posing as CBI officials, four raid factory

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: “Posing as CBI officials”, four persons, including two women, raided a factory in Islamabad and tried to extort money from the owner.

Demonstration held amid student elections at GNDU

Demonstration held amid student elections at GNDU

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: High drama was witnessed during student union elections at the GNDU when a faction of students staged a protest, demanding postponement of the polls on Wednesday.

Canadians grateful to Sikhs for their contribution: Scheer

Canadians grateful to Sikhs for their contribution: Scheer

11 Oct 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Canada’s opposition Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer, along with his wife Jill Scheer, and Bob Saroya, Federal Member of House of Commons, paid obeisance at the Golden Temple on Wednesday. During the maiden visit, they also visited Guru Ram Dass Langar Hall and performed seva.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Local Bodies Dept inspects MC records

Local Bodies Dept inspects MC records

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The vigilance cell of the Local Bodies Department from Chandigarh inspected the Municipal Corporation office here on Tuesday.

Effigy of ‘chitta’ to be burnt on Dasehra in Muktsar town

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

MUKTSAR: This Dasehra, an effigy of ‘chitta’, a synthetic drug, will be burnt along with effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnad in Muktsar town.

23-yr-old youth killed trying to mediate in fight

23-yr-old youth killed trying to mediate in fight

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

KOTKAPURA: A 23-year-old youth was stabbed to death in Kotkapura town of Faridkot district on Tuesday evening when he was trying to stop a fight among two youths.

Arrangements for paddy procurement reviewed

Arrangements for paddy procurement reviewed

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Rakesh Kumar Verma, Principal Secretary, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Punjab, convened a meeting with district administration officials to review arrangements for paddy procurement here on Tuesday.

Farmers again burn paddy straw in protest

Farmers again burn paddy straw in protest

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers under the banner of the BKU Ekta (Sidhupur) burnt paddy stubble in protest at Phul village on Tuesday.

AAP protests hike in power tariff, fuel prices

AAP protests hike in power tariff, fuel prices

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The district unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a protest against a hike in power tariff, fuel and LPG prices at the Fire Brigade chowk here on Tuesday.

Veenu Badal gives away scholarship money to students

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s wife Veenu Badal on Tuesday initiated a scholarship scheme for students, who belong to financially weak families, to pursue their education.

Farmers-admn confrontation on burning straw set to intensify

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: In a stand-off between farmers and the district administration over the stubble burning issue, the confrontation is set to intensify further in Faridkot after the district administration on Tuesday banned the use of combine harvesters without Super Straw Management System (Super-SMS).

PWD workshop union protests against Triveni company

PWD workshop union protests against Triveni company

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The PWD workshop union and branch sewerage board on Tuesday staged a protest outside the office of Triveni company, which is managing the operation and maintenance work of sewerage and water supply in the city.

Literary-cultural fest ends on colourful note

Literary-cultural fest ends on colourful note

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The annual mega Literary-Cultural-Technical festival, TARANNUM-2018, concluded on a colourful note at Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda Campus.

Democratic Sabha wants Section 295AA annulled

Democratic Sabha wants Section 295AA annulled

17 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA:The Democratic Rights Sabha state committee, along with various other organisations, on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner demanding the cancellation of Section 295AA.

DAV College students shine in wrestling

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: It was a proud moment for DAV College, Bathinda, when student wrestlers, Sandeep Singh and Varinder Singh of BA I, won gold medals in the 79 kg and 70 kg categories, respectively, and Sukhpreet (BA I) won a silver in 63 kg in the Inter-College Wrestling Tournament organised at Guru Gobind Singh College, Morinda, recently.

Int’l medallists seek better infra for state players

Int’l medallists seek better infra for state players

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Jarkarta Asian Games gold medal winner in triple jump Arpinder Singh on Monday said he always wanted to play for Punjab and a few matches he played from Punjab as well initiated, but due to poor sports infrastructure in Punjab, he started playing from Haryana.

Three minor girls go missing in Ludhiana

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

LUDHIANA: Three minor girls have gone missing in the district in the past few days. Kavita, a resident of Ranchi Colony, complained that her 15-year-old daughter who worked as a domestic help in Rajguru Nagar went to work in the morning on October 12, but did not return.

Woman among four held with illicit liquor

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Six cases under the Excise Act were registered in the past 24 hours in the district. In the first case, the police recovered 360 bottles of country-made Haryana brand liquor from a woman during checking at Pakka Kalan village.

Budhlada gets new NC chief

Budhlada gets new NC chief

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Independent councillor Balwinder Singh on Monday became the new president of the Budhlada Nagar Council (NC) in Mansa district. The top post got vacated after the death of Nagar Council chief Harvinder Singh Bunty.

Cong MLA booked for chit fund fraud

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: In a major setback to the Congress, its sitting MLA from Bhucho, Pritam Kotbhai, has been booked in a case pertaining to a chit fund company fraud in Uttarakhand.

MCB releases fogging schedule

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) has issued fogging schedule to control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria till October 30.

Alert sounded as dengue cases rise in Kotkapura

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

KOTKAPURA : With a steep rise in the number of dengue cases in Kotkapura, the district administration and health authorities have sounded an alert and are asking the residents in the town to not allow breeding of mosquitoes larvae in their adjoining residential and commercial areas in the stagnated water.

Week after comrade’s death, farmers block traffic in Kotkapura

Week after comrade’s death, farmers block traffic in Kotkapura

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

KOTKAPURA: The death of a person while participating in a protest dharna of farmers at Kotkapura on October 8 has caught the civil and police administration in a difficult situation.

Boota Singh on mission green

Boota Singh on mission green

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

MALOUT: Boota Singh, a farmer from Aspal village here, has become a source of inspiration for many other farmers in the area. He has been growing paddy in 23 acres for the past about 10 years, but has never burnt stubble.

Rampura farmer sets example for paddy cultivators

Rampura farmer sets example for paddy cultivators

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Rampura’s farmer Darshan Singh Sidhu is an example for paddy cultivators in the state to follow. He hasn’t put paddy stubble/straw in his fields on fire since 2011. Instead of burning the paddy residue, he has been managing it well, leading to increased soil fertility, lesser agriculture inputs and higher income.

Penalties! But what about compensation, ask farmers

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

FARIDKOT: Following the imposition of penalties on some farmers of Kauni village in Faridkot for the alleged offence of stubble burning, members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Sidhupur) have been sitting on a protest dharna in front of the tehsil office in Sadiq town of Faridkot for the past three days.

Farmers burn paddy straw in protest

Farmers burn paddy straw in protest

16 Oct 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers, under the banner of BKU (Sidhupur), on Monday burnt paddy stubble in around 25 acres at Sheikhpura village, Talwandi Sabo, in protest against the state government over registering a case of stubble burning against five farmers and imposing Rs 2,500 penalty on each at Sadiq village in Faridkot district.

Biodiversity park to come up in Ward No. 2

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: A biodiversity park is set to come up in Ward Number 2 near Joganand bridge at a cost of Rs 80 lakh.

Entrepreneurship awareness camp held at BFGI

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Baba Farid College of Engineering & Technology in collaboration with Industry-Interactive Entrepreneurship Cell, BFGI, organised a three-day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC).

187 take part in wushu c’ship

187 take part in wushu c’ship

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Bathinda, and the district wushu association, Bathinda, organised the district-level 11th sub junior, junior and senior wushu championship in the city.

Inter-DPS basketball tourney gets off to a colourful note

Inter-DPS basketball tourney gets off to a colourful note

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: A three-day Inter-DPS Basketball Girls Tournament, 2018, kicked off with great enthusiasm at Delhi Public School (DPS), Bathinda, on Saturday.

93rd Open Punjab Athletics C’ship begins

93rd Open Punjab Athletics C’ship begins

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: The 93rd Open Punjab Athletics Championship U-16 and U-14 (boys and girls) kicked off on Sunday at Sports School, Ghudda, in the district.

Two held with drug tablets

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons were arrested with 31,500 drug tablets.

Despite ban, sale of tobacco products goes on

Despite ban, sale of tobacco products goes on

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Even as the state government banned the sale of gutkha and tobacco products lately, kiosks and shops are openly selling these in the city.

No synthetic drug addiction case in Oct in Barnala

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BARNALA: The Drug Abuse and Prevention Officer (DAPO) drive has started showing positive results in Barnala as not even one synthetic drug addict has approached the authorities in October for treatment.

City orthodontist honoured by Vice-President

City orthodontist honoured by Vice-President

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: City orthodontist Dr Amanish Singh was honoured by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu at a conference held at Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi, on Saturday.

FM objects to his name at inauguration

FM objects to his name at inauguration

15 Oct 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Sunday refused to inaugurate an auditorium at SSD Girls College and asked the management to first remove his name from the inauguration plate.

Rangoli contest held at DAV College

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The post-graduate department of commerce and management, DAV College, Bathinda, on Saturday organised rangoli, slogan-writing and collage-making competitions on its campus.

Open athletics meet from today

Open athletics meet from today

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The 93rd Punjab Open Athletics Championship (junior open) will kick off at Sports School, Ghudda, from tomorrow. It’s a two-day event. This championship is dedicated to the former international athlete late Baldev Singh Brar, founder president the Malwa Advance Education Society.

Talwandi Sabo zone emerge overall champs in athletics meet

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The district-level school athletics meet concluded on high note at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium here on Saturday. The Talwandi Sabo zone won the overall trophy by getting 74 points, followed by Bathinda-2 zone which remained at the second position with 56 points.

Bangla society gets ready for Durga Puja celebrations

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The Bangla Cultural Society is all geared up for its first grand Durga Puja Celebrations in Bathinda. UTSAV Bangla Cultural Society, a group born out of the enthusiasm of a few Bengali families working at various institutions here to promote the traditional Bengali culture and heritage.

Punjab Khet Mazdoor Sabha to celebrate its golden jubilee

Punjab Khet Mazdoor Sabha to celebrate its golden jubilee

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab Khet Mazdoor Sabha has planned to celebrate its golden jubilee in Bathinda on November 24 and 25. Divulging details about the event, Punjab Khet Mazdoor Sabha general secretary Gulzar Singh and CPI leaders Dr Joginder Dyal, Hardev Arshi and Jagjeet Singh Joga held a press conference at the Bathinda Press Club on Saturday.

Stray animal hits car, cop dies

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

FARIDKOT: A woman constable with the Faridkot police died on Saturday after a stray animal hit the car she was driving while returning home after her duty.

Contractual staff postpone plan to gherao FM’s residence

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

MALOUT: The Contractual Employees Action Committee on Saturday postponed its programme to gherao Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s residence at Badal village here after the latter fixed a meeting with them on October 17 in Chandigarh.

Man duped of Rs 7.10 lakh in job fraud

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked a resident of Sira for duping a man of Rs 7.10 lakh on the pretext of providing his son with a job in with Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Husband rounded up after death of woman, 2 kids

Husband rounded up after death of woman, 2 kids

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

FARIDKOT: Four days after three members of a family, including a woman and her two children were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their home in Faridkot, the police on Saturday rounded up 30-year-old Dharminder Kumar alias Lovely, the father of the children.

Snatched Innova car seized, one arrested

Snatched Innova car seized, one arrested

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police claimed to have arrested an accused, who along with his two other associated, had allegedly snatched an Innova car at gunpoint from Sangria in Rajasthan on September 9.

Manpreet assures solution to issues of shopkeepers

Manpreet assures solution to issues of shopkeepers

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Saturday held a meeting with traders and listened to their grievances at Dhobi Bazaar and Bank Bazaar in the city.

Dengue count reaches 130 in dist

Dengue count reaches 130 in dist

14 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Dengue has started spreading its tentacles in the region as the number of patients tested positive reached around 130 in Bathinda and has crossed 300 in Mansa district. The graph of the dengue patients at Bhai Mani Singh Government Hospital in Bathinda is on the rise.

District-level games kick off in Muktsar

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

MUKTSAR: The district-level games (Under-14) kicked off at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here on Friday.

Varsity holds badminton meet

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Two day Inter-College Badminton Tournament 2018-19 was organised by Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, at the local Civil Lines Club on Wednesday.

Fights turn intense on Day 2 of athletics meet

Fights turn intense on Day 2 of athletics meet

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Exciting and tough contests were witnessed on Friday on the second day of the district-level school athletics meet being held at the Multi-purpose Sports Stadium.

Seminar on police app for women

Seminar on police app for women

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

MALOUT: A seminar on Shakti Application of the Punjab Police for the help of women was organised on Friday at the library of DAV College here.

3 challans for dengue larvae

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

MUKTSAR: The district administration on Friday issued three challans after tracing dengue mosquito larvae on the dry day.

Employees condemn policy on teachers’ regularisation

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda unit of the Punjab and UT Employees Struggle Committee met on Friday at Children’s Park and condemned the attitude of the Punjab Government towards teachers.

Residents flay power tariff hike by 4 paise per unit

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: City residents have criticised the new surcharge, which led to power tariff hike by 4 paise per unit in Punjab (in the backof fuel surcharge rates going up).

Upset, BJP Malout block leaders meetEXTENSION TO DISTRICT CHIEF

Upset, BJP Malout block leaders meet

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

MALOUT: After raising a banner of revolt against the functioning of their district president Rajesh Pathela ‘Gora’ and unhappy with the decision of senior leadership of extending his tenure by one year, the Malout block leadership of the BJP on Friday held a meeting and supported the decision taken by Malout block president Harish Grover of tendering his resignation from the post.

DPS donates Rs4 lakh for flood relief

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

Bathinda: Delhi Public School (DPS), Bathinda, has donated a cheque for 4 lakh for the Kerala flood relief fund.

To probe sacrilege, new SIT reaches Faridkot

To probe sacrilege, new SIT reaches Faridkot

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

FARIDKOT: Rattled by the heavy turnout of people in the protest march at Bargari-Kotkapura on October 7 and a day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court sought status report in connection with the FIR registered against five policemen in connection with the Behbal Kalan firing on October 2015, the newly formed special investigation team (SIT) reached Faridkot on Friday to probe sacrilege incidents.

Court orders medical examination of jail inmate

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The court of Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Talwandi Sabo, has ordered the jail authorities to conduct the medical examination of jail inmate Jagtar Singh, a resident of Ghuman Kalan village, after his wife raised an allegation of torture by police officials while he was in police remand.

Teachers protest near DC’s residenceCUT IN SALARY

Teachers protest near DC’s residence

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Teachers protested near the Deputy Commissioner’s residence here for almost a couple of hours on Thursday night.

Govt to implement one-time settlement policy soon

13 Oct 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The state government is set to implement one-time settlement policy in the state soon.

Poem recitation, declamation contest held at DAV College

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Student Welfare Association of Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College (DAV) on Thursday organised a poem recitation and declamation contest here.

Literary-cultural fest kicks off at MRSPTU

Literary-cultural fest kicks off at MRSPTU

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: A two-day annual cultural-literary-technical festival, ‘TARANNUM-2018’, commenced at Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda campus, with fanfare.

MRSPTU professor presents research paper in Canada

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Prof Balwinder Singh Sidhu presented a research paper titled “Characterisation of aluminum alloy 6063 Hybrid Metal Matrix Composite by Using Stir Casting Method” at the International Research Conference on Green Manufacturing Engineering held at Vancouver in Canada this week.

Dist school athletics meet gets off to flying start

Dist school athletics meet gets off to flying start

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: A three-day district-level school athletics meet for boys and girls (U-14, U-17 and U-19) kicked off at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium here on Thursday.

6 Excise Act cases in a day

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Six cases under the Excise Act have been registered in the past 24 hours in the district. In the first case, the police seized 23 boxes of Haryana-made liquor during checking at Jagah Ram Tirath village.

100 bags of fertiliser stolen at Chahal

100 bags of fertiliser stolen at Chahal

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: Unidentified persons have stolen 100 bags of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP), a fertiliser, worth more than Rs 1.30 lakh, from a cooperative society store at Chahal village, situated at a distance of about two km from Faridkot.

Farmers warned not to bring paddy with high moisture

Farmers warned not to bring paddy with high moisture

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: To persuade farmers not to bring the paddy in mandis with moisture content above the permissible limit of 17 per cent, commission agents and rice millers have joined hands in the area.

Union protests attack on Punjabi varsity students

Union protests attack on Punjabi varsity students

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Students Union (PSU) on Thursday staged a protest outside the District Administrative Complex to show their solidarity with students of Punjabi University, who were attacked during a protest recently.

MANDI KHURD LANDFILL SCANDAL

High Court to hear final argument on Nov 19

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has decided to hear final argument on the CBI report in the Mandi Khurd solid waste landfill site scandal on November 19.

NGT order: MC to take legal opinion

NGT order: MC to take legal opinion

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) has planned to take legal opinion for future course of action against JITF Company after the National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, disposed of the solid waste management plant case stating that issues related to service provider and local bodies’ dispute should be raised at appropriate forum in accordance with the law.

BRIEFLY

800-gram heroin recovered

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

MANSA: The special task force unit of the Mansa police has nabbed a person and recovered 800-gram heroin from him. The accused has been identified as Chet Singh, a resident of Sirsa district in Haryana.

Action against schools flouting order

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

MUKTSAR: Despite the state government announcing gazetted holiday on Wednesday on the occasion of Aggarsen Jayanti, some private schools remained open in the district.

SGPC for joint celebration of Parkash Utsav

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC has decided to celebrate the 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev with assistance of various organisations to spread the messge of the Founder of the Sikhism across the world.

Posing as CBI officials, four raid factory

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

AMRITSAR: “Posing as CBI officials”, four persons, including two women, raided a factory in Islamabad and tried to extort money from the owner.

DPS hosts Annual Sports Day function

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Delhi Public School (DPS) on Wednesday hosted Annual Sports Day on the school premises here. The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sakshi Sawhney, was the chief guest while Goniana Senior Medical Officer Dr Anil Goyal was the guest of honour.

Good players make for good society: DC PraneetDISTRICT-LEVEL U-14 GAMES CONCLUDE

Good players make for good society: DC Praneet

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: On the last day of the district-level U-14 games, Deputy Commissioner Praneet on Wednesday gave away medals to the winners at the multipurpose sports stadium here.

Pensioners protest against govt over demands

Pensioners protest against govt over demands

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab Government Pensioners’ Welfare Association, along with the Police Welfare Pension Association, PSPCL pensioners, PRTC pensioners and senior citizen and pensioner association, on Wednesday staged a protest against the state government on Ambedkar Chowk in front of the District Administrative Complex office.

Prof Rao flays Cong for promoting liquor at Lambi rally

Prof Rao flays Cong for promoting liquor at Lambi rally

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Born and brought up in Karnataka, Prof Pandit Rao Dharennavar who has initiated a movement in support of preservation and promotion of the Punjabi language and against persistent vulgarity in Punjabi pop songs, on Wednesday held a press conference at the Bathinda Press Club.

Farmer unions out in support of accused in sexual abuse case

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

FARIDKOT: About two weeks after the Faridkot police booked a rape victim’s 52-year-old father for the offence of sexual abuse, the police are caught in a difficult situation after the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU Ekta Ugrahan) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union (PKMU) have raised a banner of agitation, alleging the man was entrapped in a false case with a motive of vengeance.

IGP Farooqui kicks off Army pre-recruitment training

IGP Farooqui kicks off Army pre-recruitment training

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: IGP, Bathinda Range, MF Farooqui on Wednesday kicked off the first phase of the Army recruitment training programme for around 100 youths in the Maur Mandi area of the district.

Contract employees flay pay cut

Contract employees flay pay cut

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Contract Employees’ Sangrash Morcha, Punjab, on Wednesday burnt an effigy of the state government over reducing the salaries of RMSA/SSA teachers and retrenchment in various other departments, including MNREGA and Punbus.

No complaint, ‘triple murder’ treated as natural death

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

FARIDKOT: A day after three members of a family, including a woman and her two small children, were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their home in Faridkot, the police are groping in the dark about the raison d’être of these murders.

CASE SETTLED

NGT says raise solid waste plant issue at appropriate forum

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, has disposed of the solid waste management plant case stating that issues related to service provider and Local Bodies Department can be raised at any appropriate forum in accordance with the law.

Colony named after CM in neglect

Colony named after CM in neglect

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Transport Nagar, which was named after Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during the Congress regime in 2002-07, has been facing neglect as the area has been deprived of basic amenities such as roads and street lights.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
UT moves on single No. for emergencies

UT moves on single No. for emergencies

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration has started the process to set up the National Emergency Response System (NERS).

Rs 66-cr excise notice served on Ind-Swift

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the first major crackdown against companies facing a Vigilance probe for a scam running into crores of rupees, the UT Excise and Taxation Department has served a notice on the Ind-Swift company for depositing Rs 66 crore after an assessment by the department.

City gets LPG crematorium

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: City MP Kirron Kher today inaugurated an LPG crematorium in Sector 25. Started by the MC, this is the first crematorium which is eco-friendly, economical and less time consuming.

Thieves strike at 2 temples in city

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cash boxes were stolen from two temples in the city on the intervening night of October 14 and 15.

Videography of crime scene to be a must

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

NEW DELHI: In a giant leap towards digitisation of criminal investigation, the police in six major cities, including Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh, will mandatorily conduct videography of a crime scene, the Centre has told the Supreme Court.

Dera Bassi police get Nehra's custodyATTEMPT-TO-MURDER CASE

Dera Bassi police get Nehra's custody

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

DERA BASSI: Gangster Sampant Nehra was brought on production warrants by the Dera Bassi police here today to probe his role in an attempt-to-murder case registered against him on September 7, 2017.

BANGKOK FLIGHT

Court respite for Zirakpur residents facing demolition

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just about a fortnight after the Punjab and Haryana High Court took a serious view of discontinuation and non-resumption of Air India’s flight to Bangkok, the Bench today expressed dissatisfaction with its reply before asking its Executive Director (Operations) to be present for rendering assistance.

Over 1.27 lakh devotees throng Mansa Devi, Kali Mata templesDAY 7 OF NAVRATRAS

Over 1.27 lakh devotees throng Mansa Devi, Kali Mata temples

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PANCHKULA: Over 1.27 lakh devotees paid obeisance at the Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula and Kali Mata temple in Kalka on the seventh day of the Ashwin Navratra festival.

Day after, cops yet to make headway

Day after, cops yet to make headway

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: A day after a 15-day-old baby boy was kidnapped by a woman, the police are clueless about the identity of the kidnapper, who was seen taking away the baby in CCTV footage. However, her face was not visible in it.

Hry Roadways staff stir hits commuters

Hry Roadways staff stir hits commuters

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH/PANCHKULA: Commuters faced a lot of harassment as the number of buses plying from the Chandigarh and Panchkula bus terminals was reduced to half in view of the strike call given by the Haryana Roadways Workers’ Union in the state.

Was asked to gather data on Kashmiri students by UT: PU

Was asked to gather data on Kashmiri students by UT: PU

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a row over the profiling of Kashmiri students, PU, on Tuesday said it was the Chandigarh Administration which had been asking it to gather data on students.

Panjab varsity finds itself at 49th position in QS India rankings

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the first ever QS India University Rankings, Panjab University (PU) has been placed at 49th position.

Ex-VC to get Tata institute excellence award

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Arun Kumar Grover, former Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, has been chosen for the Tata Institute of Fundamental Reserach (TIFT) Alumni Association Excellence Award-2018 for his distinguished contribution in the field of science and to the institute.

SD College wins PPT presentation competition

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Computer Science and Applications Department of MCM DAV College for Women organised an inter-college PowerPoint Presentation Competition- ‘Tech Slides’ on the theme ‘Digital India: Essentials, New Age Services and Challenges’ with an aim of sensitising students about the vision of Digital India Campaign.

Students join teachers’ strike

Students join teachers’ strike

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the first major crackdown against companies facing a Vigilance probe for a scam running into crores of rupees, the UT Excise and Taxation Department has served a notice on the Ind-Swift company for depositing Rs 66 crore after an assessment by the department.

Parents, teachers allege misuse of funds by principal

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:Members of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Government State College on Tuesday alleged that the principal-cum-president had misused the funds of the association.

Punjabi varsity teachers end stir

Punjabi varsity teachers end stir

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:Teachers associated with the Punjabi University Contractual Teachers’ Association (PUCTA), who have been protesting on the campus for the past 15 days, on Tuesday ended their stir after the university authorities accepted their demand for full pay scale.

University to take out ‘Vatavaran Chetna’ rally

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:Students, teachers and NSS programme officers of Punjabi University and affiliated colleges will take out ‘Vatavaran Chetna’ rally on October 17.

Workshop on solid waste management

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:The National Institute of Urban Affairs, in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Feedback Foundation, Gurugram, organised a workshop on implementation of solid waste management here on Tuesday.

Bhavan VidyalayaSCHOOL NOTES

Bhavan Vidyalaya

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

Sixteen students from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, from Classes IX to XII took part in an intensive training camp organised by the Rotary Club, Chandigarh, at the Snow Trail Camps near Chail-Kufri road.

200-bed mother, child care centre coming up, claims GMCH Director

200-bed mother, child care centre coming up, claims GMCH Director

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as a six-member committee found construction of a mother and child care centre at Block K of the GMCH-32 not feasible, Director Dr BS Chavan claims they are going ahead with it.

BMW HIT-&-RUN

IO records statement, supports prosecution

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: The investigating officer in the BMW murder case recorded her statement in court today.

MC to check markets in city for fire safety

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ahead of the festive season, the Municipal Corporation (MC)will inspect fire safety equipment installed at markets in the city.

3 sweets manufacturers put on notice in Mohali

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: After finding honeybees, flies and insects in some sweets, a team of the Food and Drug Administration of the Health Department issued notices to three sweets manufacturers at Balongi village here today.

Traffic restrictions come into force on Kharar road

Traffic restrictions come into force on Kharar road

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

KHARAR: To accelerate the ongoing construction work of a flyover from Desu Majra to Khanpur bridge, restrictions imposed by the district administration on plying of heavy vehicles on this road were implemented by the traffic police here today.

KASHMIRI STUDENTS’ ARREST

Police search Sohail’s flat in Dera Bassi

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

DERA BASSI: Sohail Ahmed Bhatt, the forth Kashmiri student rounded up by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police on October 11, was studying at the Universal Group of Institutions at Lalru, said the police.

Have Your Say

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

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City to celebrate Police Commemoration Day

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:The local police will observe Police Commemoration Day on October 21.

‘Mother’ moves HC for 65-day infant’s custody

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A “mother” of a 65-day infant today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging that the Mohali District Child Welfare Committee was not even allowing her to breast-feed.

Teen held guilty of minor’s rape

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 19-year-old has been held guilty in a case of kidnapping and gang rape.

18-year-old boy hangs self due to ‘bad exam’

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

AMBALA: An 18-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his home in Ram Kishan Colony, Ambala Cantonment, today.

Jalandhar man held with huge quantity of liquor

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested a Jalandhar resident for illegally carrying 33 boxes and 120 bottles of liquor.

Two months on, lawyer booked for rash driving

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Almost two-and-a-half months after a lady constable was injured after being hit by an advocate’s car outside the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the police have registered a case against the driver.

Man acquitted in year-old drug case

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 27-year-old city resident was acquitted after the prosecution failed to prove the charge that he was found in possession of heroin.

30-year-old labourer found dead in room

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

AMBALA: A 30-year-old man was found dead in an abandoned room near Hathikhana temple here this morning.

2 booked for abetment to suicide

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:The local police have booked two persons for abetment to suicide after a woman allegedly ended her life here.

2 booked for raping minors

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:The local police have booked two persons for allegedly raping two minors in separate cases.

SNIPPETS

Woman commits suicide

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

Chandigarh: A 62-year-old woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Sector 41 on Tuesday.

Haryana issues relieving order of new UT DC

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has issued a relieving order of Mandip Singh Brar, a state-cadre IAS officer of the 2005 batch, to join as the new Deputy Commissioner (DC)of the UT.

On home course, Jeev to gun for victory

On home course, Jeev to gun for victory

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:As Jeev Milkha Singh gears up to tee-off at his home course — the Chandigarh Golf Club — next month, the veteran golfer says winning still remains a priority for him and he will chase victory from Day 1.

DAV athletes emerge overall championsPANJAB UNIVERSITY ANNUAL ATHLETICS MEET

DAV athletes emerge overall champions

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:DAV College, Sector 10, won the overall trophy at the 71st Panjab University Annual Athletics Meet, which concluded here on Tuesday.

Jigyasa beats Sargam, rallies into quarters

17 Oct 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:Jigyasa Narsinghani came from behind to beat Sargam Singla in the girls’ U-14 pre-quarterfinal in the ongoing AITA-STA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at the Chandigarh Club Complex, Sector 1, here, on Tuesday.

Wedding celebrations turn tragic for family

Wedding celebrations turn tragic for family

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

MOHALI: Marriage celebrations turned into a tragedy for a family when one of its members was killed and three others were injured after their cab fell into a 15-foot-deep drain along Airport Road near Shaheed Udham Singh Colony around 1.30 am today.

Volleyball competition

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: An Intra-Hostel Volleyball competition was organised at Boys’ Hostel No.3, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday.

A-One Institute win Box Cricket League

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

Chandigarh: A-One Institute beat HDFC Bank by two runs in the final of the Box Cricket League, Season-2, at the Strike Chandigarh grounds here on Monday.

Manav Mangal cagers off to a winning start

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dolly’s seven-point effort helped Manav Mangal School, Mohali, register an 11-5 win over Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, in an opening round match of the sixth Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial Inter-School (U-14) Basketball Tournament at the Sector 42 Sports Complex, here, on Monday.

SA Jain Model School, GNMS athletes clinch overall titlesCBSE ATHLETICS MEET

SA Jain Model School, GNMS athletes clinch overall titles

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:SA Jain Model School, Ambala, emerged overall champions in the U-14 category on the concluding day of the CBSE Cluster XVIII Athletics Meet, which was organised by PML SD Public School, Sector 32, at the Sector 46 Sports Complex, here.

Sargam sails into second round

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sargam Singla packed off Simar Atwal 6-0 6-1 in the opening round of the girls’ U-16 category in the ongoing STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here, on Monday.

Vipanjeet races to gloryPANJAB UNIVERSITY ANNUAL ATHLETICS MEET

Vipanjeet races to glory

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vipanjeet Kaur of Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, clocked 25.17s to set the new meet record in the women’s 200m dash in the ongoing Panjab University Annual Athletics Meet here on Monday and claim the gold medal.

Police, STF to sensitise students to  ill-effects of drugs in colleges, varsities

Police, STF to sensitise students to ill-effects of drugs in colleges, varsities

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab Police and the special task force (STF) formed to curb the drug menace on Monday initiated a state-level programme in which school, college and university students will be apprised of the ill-effects of drug abuse.

Missing man found dead in factory area

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:A man, who had been missing for over 10 days, was found dead in a factory area here on Saturday.

Swine flu threat looms large over city

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:The District Health Department, which is battling with the spreading dengue, is now facing threat of swine flu (H1N1 influenza), another deadly disease.

CM being misguided, say protesting teachers

CM being misguided, say protesting teachers

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:Hours after Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said they (government) had given the best option to the agitating teachers, Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha members have decided to gherao the CM’s residence here on October 21.

Farmers in despair as govt ‘fails’ to introduce e-procurement

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:Thousands of farmers in the state are in despair after the Punjab Government “failed” to introduce paddy procurement through electronic weighing machines.

Contractual teachers stage symbolic protest

Contractual teachers stage symbolic protest

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:Demanding full pay scale, members of the Punjabi University Contractual Teachers’ Association (PUCTA) on Monday staged a symbolic protest seeking alms on the campus.

SNIPPETS

City timings for bursting crackers

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

Chandigarh: The bursting of firecrackers and other fireworks in the city will be allowed between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm on Diwali (November 7). The Administration issued an order in this regard today.

Rise to the occasion, pleaseHAVE YOUR SAY

Rise to the occasion, please

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

This refers to a news item, “One bed for three patients at GMCH-32 gynaecology ward”, published in Chandigarh Tribune dated October 14.

Firm told to cough up Rs 10K

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: For not paying the maturity amount of a fixed deposit (FD) on time, a company has been penalised by the consumer forum here.

DC praises farmers for not burning paddy straw

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

AMBALA: Appreciating the district farmers for cooperating with the district administration by not burning paddy straw during the current paddy season, Deputy Commissioner Sharandeep Kaur said of 489 villages in the district, the incidents of paddy straw burning have been reported from 27 villages only.

2 thieves arrested from Mohali

2 thieves arrested from Mohali

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

MOHALI: The police have arrested two thieves from Daun village here and recovered stolen gold and silver jewellery items worth around Rs 1 lakh from their possession, here.

Several booked on charge of assault

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Acting on the complaint of Umesh Kumar (36), a resident of Zirakpur, the police have booked around 15 persons on assault charge here last night.

Ex-accountant of Indo-Swift company denied bail in Rs 593-crore VAT scam

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: An accused in the Rs 593-crore Value Added Tax (VAT) scam was denied bail by a local court.

HC tells UT to publicise Senior Citizens Act

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Making it clear that an appeal against an order passed under the Senior Citizens Act by Additional District Magistrate-cum-Maintenance Tribunal lies before the District Magistrate-cum-Appellate Tribunal, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the UT Department of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, to give “necessary wide publicity” to it.

Man booked for abduction of minor

16 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

KHARAR: The local police have booked a Patiala man on the charge of abducting a 16-year-old girl of Mundi Kharar.

7 booked for assault

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

The city police on Sunday booked seven to eight persons, all from Kharar, on the charge of attacking one Manpreet Singh with rods.

16-year-old attacked by stray bull, dies

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

AMBALA: A 16-year-old girl was killed after a stray bull hit her near her house in Sakraon village here on Monday.

Tight clothes affect fertility in men, says expert

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

AMBALA: Dr Jasneet Kaur, a senior consultant at Milann Fertility Centre, Chandigarh and Ambala, on Monday said men who wore tight clothes were found to be suffering from fertility issues.

Glut-like situation in grain markets

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

Farmers and commission agents here are a harried lot as there are reports of glut-like situation in grain markets due to non-lifting of paddy and lack of storage space.

Bad roads irk Zirakpur residents

Bad roads irk Zirakpur residents

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Several internal roads in the town continue to give nightmares to residents as the authorities concerned are yet to undertake repair and recarpeting work.

City cops to grill Bishnoi gang’s sharpshooter

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

DERA BASSI: A local court on Monday issued a production warrant against Sampant Nehra, a sharpshooter of the Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang, in an attempt to murder and Arms Act case and directed the authorities to bring him before it on Tuesday.

People find fault with recarpeting work

People find fault with recarpeting work

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

MOHALI: Phase IV residents have expressed dissatisfaction over recarpeting in their area.

Heavy vehicles hamper flyover work in Kharar

Heavy vehicles hamper flyover work in Kharar

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

KHARAR: Though the district administration had banned the entry of heavy vehicles keeping in view the traffic jams on Desu Majra to Khanpur bridge due to the construction of a flyover, it does not seem to have happened.

Progeny chip in to keep city woman’s altruistic spirit alive

Progeny chip in to keep city woman’s altruistic spirit alive

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Having donated all her savings (nearly Rs 50 lakh), a 70-year-old retired government employee has now found support in her progeny to continue with the noble cause of helping poor and downtrodden.

Property tax notice to 10

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation has issued attachment notices to 10 property tax defaulters in the city.

Activa-borne snatchers flee with gold chain

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two Activa-borne miscreants snatched a gold chain from a woman on the road separating Sectors 27 and 28 here this afternoon.

20-year-old hangs himself to death at Mohali village

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

MOHALI: A 20-year-old migrant allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his rented accommodation in Mohali village today.

ATM guard held for molesting 6-yr-old

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Dhanas resident, who worked as an ATM guard, has been arrested for allegedly molesting a six-year-old girl in Sector 15.

Health Dept issues Zika virus advisory

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Health Department today issued travel and health advisory against Zika virus.

VIP visit leaves patients, attendants harassedGMCH-32

VIP visit leaves patients, attendants harassed

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: A small VIP gathering at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, to celebrate annual research day caused harassment to several patients, attendants and MBBS students.

HC asks police of possible action against cyclists going off-track

HC asks police of possible action against cyclists going off-track

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the UT police to specify whether cyclists pedalling away from the designated tracks could be proceeded against.

Three neighbours arrested for delivery boy’s murder

Three neighbours arrested for delivery boy’s murder

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 22-year-old Dhanas resident, whose body with multiples wounds was found in Sector 15 here on October 13, was murdered with an ice pick, allegedly by his three neighbours, who have been arrested.

Three-day folklore festival concludes at Punjab Kala Bhawan

Three-day folklore festival concludes at Punjab Kala Bhawan

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The three-day Punjabi folklore music and dance festival ‘Chahu Kuntan Da Mela’ organised by Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi working under the aegis of Punjab Arts Council concluded at Punjab Kala Bhawan here today.

Shishu Niketan SchoolSCHOOL NOTES

Shishu Niketan School

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

Chandigarh: As many as 498 school teams and 1,400 participants showed their expertise in the recently held CBSE North Zone II Taekwondo Championship 2018-19.

Teachers protest at minister’s residence

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

KHARAR: A large number of teachers under the banner of Sanja Adhiapak Morcha District Mohali took out a candle march in the late evening here today.

Seminar on imparting science education in native language

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

MOHALI: A three-day seminar on science and science education was organised at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali.

14-member delegation of youth from China, Germany visits PU

14-member delegation of youth from China, Germany visits PU

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 14-member delegation of youth form Chinese Peoples Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) from China and Sportjugend NRW, Germany, visited Panjab University today.

Diwali fundraiser for the destitute

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Centre for Human Rights and Duties, Panjab University (PU), in collaboration with “Prabh Aasra”, a city-based NGO for homeless and destitute, organised a Diwali fundraiser at Students’ Centre on the PU campus on Monday.

Politics at play as time nears for changing faculties at PU

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Politics is at play in Panjab University (PU) as the time for changing faculties draws nearer.

PEC bids farewell to Prof Arora

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a tenure of five years as director at Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Prof Manoj K Arora, was accorded a farewell by the institute in the presence of all Deans, heads of various departments and staff members here on Monday.

RELAXATION IN CBSE CLASS X PASS PERCENTAGE

Mixed response from academics

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The decision to change the pass criteria of the Class X by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has evoked a mixed response form city’s academics.

PU seeks info on Kashmiri students

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University has started profiling Kashmiri students.

City girl recalls her #MeToo experience

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the wake of the #MeToo movement, independent filmmaker and scriptwriter Garima Pura (22) took to Facebook and Instagram and posted a searing account of how “her friend” was allegedly molested by a Bharatanatyam teacher when she was about 12 years old.


14 months after Varnika was ‘stalked’, trial losing steam?

14 months after Varnika was ‘stalked’, trial losing steam?

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than 14 months after a Panchkula-based DJ was stalked on city roads by the son of the Haryana BJP chief, the trial now seems to be losing steam.

Woman kidnaps baby boy

Woman kidnaps baby boy

16 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

MOHALI: A woman, believed to be in her mid-30s, kidnapped a 15-day-old boy from Azad Nagar at Balongi here. The kidnapper, who is seen taking away the baby in CCTV footage, befooled the parents by posing as a health worker.

A wedding reception with a difference

A wedding reception with a difference

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Newly-weds Karan and Harleen have donated ''shagun'' of over Rs 5 lakh to the Chandigarh-based Umeed, an NGO, involved in the welfare of special children.

13 UT villages set to come under MC

13 UT villages set to come under MC

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:After dilly-dallying for more than five years, the Chandigarh Administration has allowed the merger of all 13 villages, that fall under the jurisdiction of the administration, with the Municipal Corporation.

BRIEFLY

Murder in park: Bike traced

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

Chandigarh: A day after the body of 22-year-old Dhanas resident was found in a park of Sector 15, the UT police are yet to make any headway in the case.

Dengue scare: No leave for health staff

Dengue scare: No leave for health staff

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

PATIALA:With the number of dengue cases mounts to 1,185, the Patiala Health Department has cancelled leaves of the 255 heath officials of its anti-larvae team.

Man accused of raping minor

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala police have registered a case against a man for allegedly raping a minor for two years on the pretext of marriage.

Civic body’s sanitation project to curtail expenses by  Rs 10 lakh

Civic body’s sanitation project to curtail expenses by Rs 10 lakh

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

PATIALA:The project to install smart semi-underground waste collection bins and portable compactors will take off on Wednesday.

Dev Samaj girls log win in cricket

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts Dev Samaj College Academy, Sector 45, defeated Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, by 37 runs in the opening match of the Senior State Cricket Championship.

BCC-42 boxers bag overall c’ship

BCC-42 boxers bag overall c’ship

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Boxing Coaching Centre, Sector 42, claimed the overall trophy on the concluding day of the 42nd Senior Boxing Championship at PMLSD Public School, Sector 32, on Sunday.

Somveer sets new record

Somveer sets new record

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Somveer of DAV College, Sector 10, created a new meet record in the pole vault event on the opening day of the Panjab University Annual Athletics Meet at the campus grounds on Sunday.

Sanamdeep wins 300m gold

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sanamdeep of New Public School, Sector 18, won the gold in the 300m event of the boys U-17 category on the penultimate day of the CBSE Cluster XVIII Athletics Meet at the Sector 46 Sports Complex on Sunday.

Be strict, but not harsh as civic sense holds the keyOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Be strict, but not harsh as civic sense holds the key

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHARANJIV SINGH:The decision of regulating cycle tracks is a welcome step but to register cases and arrest people for traffic-related violations is not justified.

3,200 students from 262 institutes showcase talent at literary fest

3,200 students from 262 institutes showcase talent at literary fest

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:The fourth annual edition of the two-day national literary festival, ‘Abhivyakti-2018’, organised by the Chandigarh University, Gharuan, concluded on Sunday.

Nod to restrictions on pvt sponsorship for seminars

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University (PU) Syndicate gave principal approval to the restrictions proposed on the private sponsorship for seminars and workshops on the campus here on Sunday.

PU Syndicate to review appointments by ex-VC

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Syndicate on Sunday called for bringing all appointments, which were approved by former Vice-Chancellor (VC) Arun Grover in the last days of his tenure, for discussion.

Country’s tallest Ravana effigy in P’kula draws crowds

Country’s tallest Ravana effigy in P’kula draws crowds

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

PANCHKULA:A large number of people have started thronging the Sector 5 ground near Shalimar Mall here after the 210-foot-tall effigy of Ravana was erected for public viewing by the Mata Mansa Devi Charitable Trust this morning.

Builder told to refund money, pay Rs 25K relief

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

MOHALI:Failure to complete the housing project within the promised time cost dear to a builder.

It’s raining donations at Kali Mata, Mansa Devi temples

It’s raining donations at Kali Mata, Mansa Devi temples

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

PANCHKULA:The Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula and Kali Mata temple in Kalka have witnessed a 10 per cent increase in donations during the ongoing Ashwin Navratra festival this year.

REPORTER'S DIARY

‘Drama’ for photo op

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

It was virtually amusing for all present in the recently held Mohali MC House meeting when local councillor Hadip Sarao entered the meeting hall in the garb of a bangle seller and offered bangles to the officials.

Biker dies in hit-and-run

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A youth riding pillion died when their motorbike was reportedly hit by a car on the Zirakpur-Patiala stretch near Bhullar resort here on the intervening night of October 13 and 14.

Bizman held with 6-gram cocaine

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT police have arrested a 35-year-old Ludhiana-based businessman while possessing six grams of cocaine.

SCHOOL NOTES

Delhi Public School

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

Chandigarh: The Annual Inter-DPS National Commerce Festival – Vanijya was held at Delhi Public School, Chandigarh.

Talk on meditation held

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Swami Smaranananda Giri, General Secretary of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, YSS, addressed a large gathering at Tagore Theatre on ‘Winning the Battle of Life through Meditation’ here on Saturday.

The stole that stole the show

The stole that stole the show

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

KASAULI:A digital phulkari print stole, printed upon which was a portrait of Punjabi poet and author Amrita Pritam among other famous women of Punjab, went under the hammer on the last day of Khushwant Singh Literature Festival at Kasauli Club.

PGI doc to get national award

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Sunil K Arora, Professor, Department of Immunopathology, PGIMER, has been selected for the Senior Scientist Oration Award by the Indian Immunology Society.

MC, Edu Dept at odds over transfer of schools

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:The tiff between the Municipal Corporation and the Education Department continues despite orders by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for transferring eight primary schools, which are in dilapidated condition, under the MC to the UT Education Department.

Problems galore in Sector 19STATE OF MARKETS — SECTOR 19

Problems galore in Sector 19

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:One of the most vibrant areas of the city - Sector 19 market -has been facing a lot of problems due to the apathy of the UT Administration and the Municipal Corporation.

Youth crushed to death in hit-and-run

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

PANCHKULA:A 27-year-old youth was crushed to death after his motorcycle was hit from behind by a vehicle on the Saketri-Kishangarh road this morning.

Girl freed from illegal confinement in HP

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

DERA BASSI:A 19-year-old girl, who was illegally confined to a room by her college mate and his father for about over a month in Tandi village, Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, was rescued by the police yesterday.

Illegal miners make a comeback

Illegal miners make a comeback

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

DERA BASSI:It seems illegal mining, which was under control following the police crackdown for the past several months and mainly due to monsoon, has once again raised its ugly head in Dera Bassi.

P’kula finalises collector rates

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

PANCHKULA:Unlike last year, the Panchkula Administration has finalised the collector rates.

24X7 shops on mind, UT asks traders

24X7 shops on mind, UT asks traders

15 Oct 2018 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:If the initiative of the UT Administration gets overwhelming response, then you can get grocery items in the middle of the night at the shop near your home.

BRIEFLY

Three booked for assault

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

Kharar: The police have registered a case under Sections 353, 186, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC against Harry, a resident of Khanpur; Sahil, a resident of Kharar, and an unknown person for obstructing a driver of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) from performing his duty and assaulting him.

Harsimrat inaugurates skill training centre in city

Harsimrat inaugurates skill training centre in city

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PATIALA:Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) scheme here on Saturday.

Housing societies flout MC norms, install gates

Housing societies flout MC norms, install gates

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PATIALA:Flouting the Municipal Corporation (MC) norms, several housing societies in the city have put up iron gates at the entrance of their colonies, causing inconvenience to residents.

Students suffer as teachers strike work

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PATIALA:Students studying in Punjabi University and affiliated colleges are suffering as teachers associated with the Punjabi University Contractual Teachers Association (PUCTA) striking work, demanding full pay scale, for more than 13 days now.

Man killed in accident

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PATIALA:The local people have booked an unidentified person after a man from Bhadson was killed in a road accident in Bakhshiwala village here on Thursday.

‘Pol Khol’ rally brings traffic to halt

‘Pol Khol’ rally brings traffic to halt

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PATIALA:Teachers associated with the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha took out a massive “Pol Khol” rally here on Saturday, throwing traffic out of gear.

Ayush sprints to gold, silver for Damanjot

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayush Raikhy of PML SD Public School, Sector 32, won the 100m gold in the boys’ U-17 category at the ongoing CBSE Cluster XVIII Athletics Meet here on Saturday.

Arshveer, Sidharth enter main draw

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Arshveer Sharma downed Parth Mehra 6-4 6-2 to qualify for the boys’ U-14 main draw on the opening day of the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, here, on Saturday.

PNB drub IAF, clinch titleALL-INDIA GURMIT MEMORIAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

PNB drub IAF, clinch title

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gurjinder Singh struck twice as Punjab National Bank (PNB) registered a 5-0 win over Indian Air Force (IAF) to win the 47th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament final at the Sector 42 Sports Complex, here, on Saturday.

Biker killed

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

Kharar: Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Muktsar, was knocked down by a tipper near Majri village on the Mullapur-Kurali road, killing him on the spot. His motorbike was badly damaged.

48-yr-old man found dead in drain

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

Ambala: A man was found dead in a “nullah” near Saini Dharmashala on the Haider-Ambli road in Naraingarh. The deceased has been identified as Praveen Kumar.

Cash, jewellery stolen from house

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

Dera Bassi: Thieves struck at a house in Dera Bassi on Friday night and decamped with cash and gold ornaments. No one was present in the house at the time of the incident as all family members had gone to attend a marriage function at Gholu Majra near Dera Bassi.

Road from P’kula to international airport hanging fire

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PANCHKULA:The construction of a road to connect Panchkula with the Chandigarh international airport hangs fire due to the lackadaisical approach of officials at the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA).

SCHOOL NOTES

Manav Rachna Int’l School

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

Students of Classes I to VII of Manav Rachna International School, Mohali, visited the NSNIS Patiala for an excursion.

LPS conclave concludes

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

MOHALI: The two-day LPS Business Conclave 2018 at Learning Paths School in association with Ashoka University, Sonipat, and media partner The Tribune, concluded here on Saturday.

Legal aid clinic at Panjab varsity

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:A first of its kind legal aid clinic was organised at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hall, boys’ hostel 4 at PU.

272 NIPER students get degrees

272 NIPER students get degrees

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 272 students were awarded degrees at the 10th convocation of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) on Saturday.

124 candidates in fray for 35 CR posts

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PANCHKULA:About 124 candidates are in the fray for 35 posts of class representatives (CR) in the students’ elections to be held at Government PG College, Sector 1, and Government PG College for Women, Sector 14, Panchkula.

1st free surgery under Ayushman Bharat Scheme

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The first free surgery under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23 was performed at the GMCH on Saturday.

Three years on, no transgender student for Central scholarship

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Even after three years of the introduction of the Centrally-sponsored scheme of the post metric scholarship for transgender students, no student has availed the benefits under the scheme so far.

Finance company penalised, told to cough up Rs 60,000

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:For having wrongly included the name of a specially abled man in the list of CIBIL defaulters, a finance company has been penalised by the consumer forum.

Boy takes poison, accidentally

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

DERA BASSI:A student of Government Senior Secondary School, Amlala, was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh, after he took poison by mistake.

Poor apprised of cyber crimes at special camp

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PANCHKULA:Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal here today lauded the District Legal Services Authority for creating legal awareness among the poor through a special camp at the Mansa Devi temple.

ASI booked for threatening SI

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

AMBALA:The police have registered a case against an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) for allegedly threatening a sub-inspector (SI) and deterring public servant from discharging his duty.

Man gets one-year jail for snatching mobile phone

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Seven years after a 28-year-old man snatched a mobile phone, a local court sentenced him to one-year imprisonment.

Rise in devotees, donations at Mansa Devi templeDAY 3 OF NAVRATRA FEST

Rise in devotees, donations at Mansa Devi temple

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PANCHKULA:Over 79,000 devotees paid obeisance at Mata Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula and Kali Mata temple in Kalka on the third day of the Ashwin Navratra festival.

One bed for three patients at GMCH-32 gynaecology ward

One bed for three patients at GMCH-32 gynaecology ward

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three women on an average share a bed at the gynaecology ward in the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh.

Metro-like entry system at Rock Garden fails

Metro-like entry system at Rock Garden fails

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The token-based entry system introduced at the Rock Garden has failed to take off.

Same auto used in two rape cases, court told

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Owner of the auto-rickshaw, who had rented it out to accused Mohammad Irfan, has told the court that the same vehicle was used in both incidents of gang-rape reported in 2016 and 2017.

CH01 BU: 0001 fetches Rs 7.06 lakh

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: The much sought-after number, 0001, was sold for Rs 7.06 lakh in an e-auction of the CH01 BU series, which concluded this evening. In the last auction, the same number was sold for Rs 4.8 lakh.

Centre sets six-month deadlineONLINE SUBMISSION OF BUILDING PLANS

Centre sets six-month deadline

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Centre has fixed a six-month deadline for Chandigarh to make online submission of building plans fully functional.

Father-son duo ‘abducts’ girl

Father-son duo ‘abducts’ girl

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

DERA BASSI:A team of the Mubarikpur police here has left for Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh to rescue a 19-year-old girl, an engineering student, who has allegedly been kidnapped and kept in illegal confinement by a Kullu-based family since August.

Delivery boy (22) found murdered in Sec 15 park

Delivery boy (22) found murdered in Sec 15 park

14 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 22-year-old delivery boy was found murdered outside a park in Sector 15-C near Hotel Parkview this morning.

Chandigarh's first #MeToo against school’s founder director

Chandigarh's first #MeToo against school’s founder director

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The wave of #MeToo has now reached the city, this time with a man joining the campaign. In a recent revelation, Sanjay Austa, an alumnus of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, has accused its founder director Harold Carver of being a “sexual predator".

Synthetic drugs make way to city from Delhi

Synthetic drugs make way to city from Delhi

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city, which has always remained a transit route for drug suppliers in the region, has become a market for drug supply from Delhi.

Water boost for Sec 30 residents

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Devinder Singh Babla, councillor, Ward No. 18, on Saturday launched a Rs38.92-lakh project for construction of an underground reservoir of 1 lakh gallon capacity in Sector 30-A here.

BRIEFLY

Man commits suicide

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

Dera Bassi: A 52-yera-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence on Thursday evening.

Twin titles for shuttler Garima

Twin titles for shuttler Garima

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:City shuttler Garmia Singh (in pic) created history as she won both junior and senior titles in the North Zone Badminton Championship in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

SD College girls win tennis title

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:GGDSD College, Sector 32, has won the women’s title in the Panjab University Inter-College Lawn Tennis Championship.

3 PU shuttlers for world c’ship

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three Panjab University shuttlers will be part of the 12-member Indian Universities team which will be competing in the World University Badminton Championship to be held in Kuala Lumpur from October 15-21.

PNB, IAF in finalALL-INDIA GURMIT MEMORIAL HOCKEY C’SHIP

PNB, IAF in final

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab National Bank (PNB) registered a 2-0 win over Punjab Police to set up the title clash with Indian Air Force (IAF) in the 47th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament (A Grade) here on Friday.

Kunal eclipses Suraj, wins titleTHE TRIBUNE STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

Kunal eclipses Suraj, wins title

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:Delhi’s Kunal Anand halted Suraj R Prabodh’s victory march to win the men’s title on the concluding day of The Tribune State Tennis Championship at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here, on Friday.

Man falls from third floor

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMBALA: A 33-year-old man fell from the third floor of a building at Ambala Cantt on Thursday night.

HC to examine rules on temple management

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made its intent clear to examine whether a rule or policy is in place for governing the management of temples in the city.

SCHOOL NOTES

Tribune Model School

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

Students of Tribune Model School learnt self defense techniques.

Despite boycott, 158 students file nominations

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

PANCHKULA: Even as the NSUI, INSO and SFI students’ union decided to boycott the students’ elections in various colleges in the district as well as the state, the students affiliated to the unions have filed nominations to contest elections which will be held after two decades.

Navadurga and the nine forms

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh chapter of the ICCR in collaboration with the Punjab Arts Council (PAC) presented a kathak dance drama ‘navadurga’ by Guru Moumala Nayak and group at Randhawa auditorium here on Friday.

2-day business conclave begins at LPS

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

MOHALI: The second edition of the LPS business conclave at Learning Paths School commenced on Friday.

Climate change poses threat: Experts

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cautioning that India faces immense challenges in its pursuit of adopting clean energy, domain experts, while deliberating upon energy security and climate change at the Young Thinker’s Conference here on Friday, pointed out that climate change would also impact agriculture that required focused and a well thought of means for sustenance.

PEC inks pact with Siemens Software

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed by the Punjab Engineering College with Siemens Industry Software (India) Pvt Limited (SISW) to establish a centre of excellence in the area of manufacturing engineering, control and automation.

Unpaid, govt teacher ‘sells’ veggies

Unpaid, govt teacher ‘sells’ veggies

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

PATIALA:A teacher at a government school is “working” as a labourer after school hours to earn a living as he has not received his monthly salary of Rs 7,000 for the past three months.

Father-son duo shot at

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

PATIALA:Two people suffered bullet injures in Tripuri on Thursday after a man allegedly fired at his neighbours.

Protesting SSA, RMSA teachers to hold ‘Pol Khol’ rally today

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

PATIALA:Sukhpal Singh Khaira, former Leader of the Opposition, met protesting teachers here on Friday evening.

Pbi varsity relents, relaxes timings

Pbi varsity relents, relaxes timings

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

PATIALA:After protests that went on for about four weeks, Punjabi University is likey to function normally from Monday onwards as the varsity has decided to relax entry timings for girls staying in hostels from 8 pm to 9 pm on Friday.

Demolition notices to UT villagers

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The office of the UT Deputy Commissioner has sent demolition notices to owners of over 200 commercial and residential properties in Bahlana and Faintha villages.

Auction of HUDA plots likely next month

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

PACHKULA: Those wanting to take part in the auction of commercial and residential plots in Panchkula will have to wait for at least a month as the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to postpone it.

Demolition drive in airport vicinity put off for 10 days

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Zirakpur municipal council (MC) has put off the demolition drive near the IAF high grounds boundary wall at Bhabat village for next 10 days.

Gold bangles snatched

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four unidentified persons snatched two gold bangles from a woman here.

African held with cocaine hard nut to crack: Police

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The African arrested by the Chandigarh Police with cocaine has turned out to be a hard nut to crack.

Forum slaps Rs 1.8L fine on immigration firm in 3 cases

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Days after city-based De Montreal Recruitment Abroad (P) Limited was penalised for showing ‘false dreams’ to a man who approached it to obtain a Canada work permit, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the firm to pay Rs 60,000 each to complainants in three similar cases.

7 convicted of rioting, assault

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sentenced two women among seven persons to two years of imprisonment in a case of trespassing, rioting and attacking a brother-sister duo.

Body found hanging in Sec 53 forest area

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 30-year-old labourer reportedly committed suicide by hanging from a tree at the forest area in Sector 53 here on Friday.

Scooterist hurt in hit-and-run

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A man sustained injuries after a truck hit his Activa scooter before speeding away near the Sector 48 motor market here on Friday.

Toilet cleaners’ festive hopes dashed

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The blank look on Sham Lal’s face projects his helplessness – his inability to provide his family with money this festival season.

Mataur resident held with 100-gm heroin

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

MOHALI: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Mohali police today arrested a Mataur resident with 100 grams of heroin.

UT police arrest 2 in drug cases

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Crime Branch of the UT police arrested a Mohali resident with heroin and banned injections.

HDFC Bank fined Rs 2 lakh for harassing, sacking employee

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today penalised HDFC Bank for harassing and terminating the contract of a deputy manager.

At Panjab University, tradition of epic being preserved

At Panjab University, tradition of epic being preserved

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: “Samaye hain wo aankhon me, jigar me, dil me, seene me; nazar aaye na kyu kar Ram iss chote se nagine me”, utters Hanuman in Urdu while conversing with Sita in the play.

Nine get life term for SAD worker’s murder

Nine get life term for SAD worker’s murder

13 Oct 2018 | 1:25 AM

MOHALI: A local court today sentenced nine persons to life imprisonment for the murder of a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) worker in 2014.

Chandigarh builder fails to deliver flat to 77-year-old NRI, fined

Chandigarh builder fails to deliver flat to 77-year-old NRI, fined

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:For having failed to deliver the possession of a flat in stipulated time, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has told a builder to pay a 77-year-old NRI over Rs 40 lakh.

MHA’s advisory — Exempt Sikh women from helmet

MHA’s advisory — Exempt Sikh women from helmet

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Sikh women in Chandigarh may now not be required to wear a helmet while riding two-wheelers as the Centre has sent an advisory to the Chandigarh Administration asking it to follow the notification issued by the Delhi Government giving them exemption from sporting the protective headgear.

Teachers’ protest enters Day 5, deadlock continues

Teachers’ protest enters Day 5, deadlock continues

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

PATIALA:Though the indefinite protest by teachers associated with Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha entered the fifth day on Thursday, the deadlock between the protesting teachers and the Education Minister still continues.

Decade-old SAD (Int’l) leader’s murder case solved, two held

Decade-old SAD (Int’l) leader’s murder case solved, two held

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

PATIALA:The Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) of the Punjab Police claimed to have solved the murder case of Darbara Singh Seona, a Punjabi columnist and General Secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (International).

SNIPPETS

Auto driver snatches Rs 1,200

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

Chandigarh: An auto driver snatched a purse containing Rs 1,200 from a passenger near the bus stop in Sector 10 on the intervening night of October 10 and 11.

Karan, Phulbag win

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

Chandigarh: Karan Pal Singh and Phulbag Singh won the longest drive contest in the 15th BMW Amateur Golf Tournament here.

Monika to lead PU cricket team

Monika to lead PU cricket team

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

Chandigarh: Monika Pandey (in pic) will lead Panjab University cricket team in the North Zone Inter-University Championship, which will be held at MD University,

Golfers Hunar, Ira emerge winners

Golfers Hunar, Ira emerge winners

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hunar Mittal scored a total of 229 to top the 0-18 handicap category on the concluding day of the 25th Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club here on Thursday.

Punjab Police ease into semis

Punjab Police ease into semis

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Police registered a 3-0 win over South Central Railway to enter the semifinals of the 47th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament (A Grade) at the Sector 42 Sports Complex, here, on Thursday.

Fencers Nikhil, Sandeep triumph

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nikhil of Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 10, dominated the field in the foil event at the U-17 inter-school fencing championship on Thursday.

Suraj battles his way into finalTHE TRIBUNE STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

Suraj battles his way into final

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Suraj Prabodh of Karnataka had to dig deep to overcome Delhi’s Jatin Dahiya in The Tribune State Tennis Championship semifinals at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here, on Thursday.

Rain damages crops, DC orders girdawari

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

PATIALA:Rain and hailstorm accompanied by strong winds ravaged crops in over a dozen villages in Ghanaur, Rajpura and nearby areas here on Wednesday night.

World Sight Day celebrated

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

PATIALA:Members of the Senior Citizens Welfare Association celebrated World Sight Dayon Thursday.

Health Dept raids sweets shops, collects samples

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

PATIALA:To keep adulterated food products at bay ahead of the festive season, the district health department on Thursday raided shops selling sweets and dairy products in the city.

All five accused in Pinjore looting incident nabbed

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

PANCHKULA:The Crime Branch of the police nabbed all five accused involved in a looting incident that was reported in Pinjore late on Sunday night.

Man held for outraging girl’s modesty in Lalru

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

LALRU:The police today arrested a man for allegedly outraging the modesty of a minor girl here.

Qualities that define Lord Rama’s character

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Children are always taught by their parents and guardians to idealise Lord Rama.

Over 27K devotees visit Mansa Devi templeNAVRATRA FEST

Over 27K devotees visit Mansa Devi temple

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

PANCHKULA:Over 40,000 devotees paid obeisance at Mata Mansa Devi temple and Kali Mata temple in Kalka on the second day of the Ashwin Navratra today.

Cultural treat for visitors before staging of Ramlila from Oct 14

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

PANCHKULA:Taking a cue from Kullu Dasehra, the Mata Mansa Devi Charitable Trust will organise cultural programmes for five days ahead of the Dasehra festivities from October 14.

Allow two-wheelers  on cycle tracksHAVE YOUR SAY

Allow two-wheelers on cycle tracks

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

Congestion on city roads is increasing day by day. For the past few weeks, traffic cops have been deployed to check motorists from using cycle tracks.

Muslim artisans bridge the divide

Muslim artisans bridge the divide

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

MOHALI:For the past 20 years, two Muslim septuagenarians have been travelling from Meerut to Mohali to make effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhakarna for the Dasehra celebrations.

30 cases registered under NDPS Act at Dera Bassi in 6 months, 38 held

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

DERA BASSI:The police crackdown on consumers and peddlers during the past six months has increased following the state government’s “zero tolerance” policy towards drugs.

Teachers must instil moral values in students, says DC

Teachers must instil moral values in students, says DC

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Teachers are the role models for students.

Admn removes encroachments in Kharar

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

KHARAR:Keeping in view various traffic restrictions imposed by the district administration on the stretch from Desu Majra to Khanpur in connection with the ongoing construction work of the flyover, the Kharar Municipal Council (MC) removed encroachments on both sides of the old Morinda road here on Thursday.

Drug peddler arrested with 7-gm heroin

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

KHARAR:The Kharar Sadar police have arrested a drug peddler identified as Manjul, a resident of Kurali, following the recovery of 7 gm of heroin from his possession.

Leader of Istri Akali Dal , husband booked for fraud

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:The Bassi Pathana police have registered a case under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 120 B of the IPC against Indira Sahi, secretary general of District Istri Akali Dal and her husband Satwinder Sahi allegedly for getting the registry of a plot in their name by tampering with the revenue records in connivance with council and revenue officials.

DEMOLITION DRIVE AT BHABAT VILLAGE

Congress extends support to people facing eviction

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Following demolition of the nine commercial establishments by the Zirakpur Municipal Council (MC) in Bhabat village on October 8, the PPCC general secretary, Deepinder Singh Dhillon, on Thursday extended his support to residents, who had received eviction notices.

Man attacked at Mani Majra home

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A group of persons attacked a resident of New Indira Colony, Mani Majra, at his house yesterday.

Sec 19 traders hold protest

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Traders of the Sector 19 Sadar Bazaar today blocked a road in protest against illegal occupation of the parking lot in the market by vendors.

Four booked for attempt to murder

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four persons have been booked for attempt to murder after they allegedly attacked a man with sharp weapons at Makhan Majra and threatened him with a pistol.

PGI restarts cancer patient registration for time being

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The PGI has restarted registering patients under the ‘Mukh Mantri Cancer Raahat Kosh Scheme’ after the Punjab Government provided two data-entry operators for the work.

NIPER Director to preside over convocation

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

Mohali: The Director of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) will preside over Saturday’s convocation as the chairman of the board of governors has decided to skip the event.

Lending rustic touchART & CULTURE

Lending rustic touch

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The four-day Punjabi Theatre Festival, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, concluded with the staging of the play, “Chann Badlan Da”, by Tamasha Group, New Delhi, at Tagore Theatre today.

APPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT AT GMCH-32

Unknown caller tried to influence me to withdraw RTI query: Applicant

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Accusing the office of the Director of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) of leaking information, an RTI applicant complained to him that after filing an application seeking information regarding the appointment of the current Medical Superintendent (MS), he started receiving calls from an unknown lawyer, who tried to influence him to withdraw the application.

Separate hostel norms regressive: Kanupriya

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) organised the university general body meeting to discuss round-the-clock opening of the girls’ hostels.

Talks with Punjabi University students remain inconclusive

Talks with Punjabi University students remain inconclusive

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

PATIALA:City Member of Parliament Dharamvira Gandhi today met protesting students at Punjabi University.

Dhaba owners thrash cop, booked

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

MOHALI:A Mohali police constable was allegedly attacked by two men late last night when he asked them to close their dhaba.

Not losing sight

Not losing sight

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, along with visually impaired students, takes part in the 2nd Blind Walk, organised by the Dialogue Highway Trust, at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Thursday.

4 rob Ludhiana man of Rs 8,000

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four persons riding two motorcycles allegedly robbed a Ludhiana man of Rs 8,000 and documents in Sector 52.

Father of 4 kills wife, held

Father of 4 kills wife, held

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

MOHALI:A 42-year-old man was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife by repeatedly hitting her head with a stick.

Admn says will decide after getting advisory

12 Oct 2018 | 2:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Officials of the Chandigarh Administration said they were yet to receive the MHA advisory.

Centre exempts Sikh women from wearing helmet in Chandigarh

Centre exempts Sikh women from wearing helmet in Chandigarh

11 Oct 2018 | 3:29 PM

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday sent an advisory to the Chandigarh Administration giving exemption to Sikh women from wearing helmet while riding two-wheelers.

Land prices set to hurt nursing

Land prices set to hurt nursing

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration has fixed the reserve price of sites for nursing homes between Rs 7 crore and Rs 9 crore, leaving medical practitioners and NGOs working in the field of providing treatment at cheaper rates a disappointed lot.

Azzaro XI beat UT Employees by 56 runs

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Chandigarh: Azzaro XI registered a 56-run win over UT Employees in the ongoing 10th Independence Corporate Trophy here on Wednesday.

Heena, Gurjot share lead on Day 2 of Punjab Open Golf C’ship

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Chandigarh: Heena Kang and Gurjot Badwal shared the lead in the 0-18 handicap category on the second day of the Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club here on Wednesday.

Twin titles for Chitkara

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chitkara International School, Sector 25, won the boys’ U-17 and U-19 titles on the concluding day of the CBSE Cluster XVIII Football Tournament at St Soldier School, Sector 28, here, on Wednesday.

Ankur Public School boys, Sacred Heart girls emerge winners

Ankur Public School boys, Sacred Heart girls emerge winners

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ankur Public School, Sector 14, and Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, won the boys’ and girls’ titles, respectively, on the concluding day of the 3rd Tribune Trust Football Tournament at The Tribune Model School, here, on Wednesday.

Sukhjeet, Jen Singh score as PNB beat SGGS 8-3ALL-INDIA GURMIT MEMORIAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Sukhjeet, Jen Singh score as PNB beat SGGS 8-3

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sukhjeet and N Jen Jen Singh scored a brace each as Punjab National Bank (PNB) drubbed Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) Club 8-3 in the ongoing 47th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament (A Grade), at the Sector 42 Sports Complex, here, on Wednesday.

Top seeds stay on course for finalTHE TRIBUNE STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

Top seeds stay on course for final

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Suraj R Prabodh lived up to his billing as he packed off Delhi’s Shivam Dalmia in straight sets to stay on course for the final in The Tribune State Tennis Championship at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here, on Wednesday.

Two girls go missing, cases registered

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:The police have booked an unidentified person for kidnapping a 15-year-old girl here.

Private labs confirming dengue without Elisa test

Private labs confirming dengue without Elisa test

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:Cashing in on seasonal fevers, most of the private laboratories in the city are falsely confirming dengue by conducting preliminary screening tests, which is not a confirmatory procedure.

30-year-old axes wife to death, booked

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:The local police have booked a 30-year-old man after he allegedly killed his wife with an axe here.

Teachers’ union to take out ‘Pol Khol’ rally on Oct 13

Teachers’ union to take out ‘Pol Khol’ rally on Oct 13

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:Following the suspension of five protesting teachers associated with the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha, the teachers’ union on Wednesday decided to intensify their stir by holding a state-level “Pol Khol” rally in the city on October 13.

Punjabi varsity teachers to continue protest

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:Teachers associated with the Punjabi University Contractual Teachers Association (PUCTA) here continued their protest on the campus, demanding full pay scale.

Rain forecast worries farmers

Rain forecast worries farmers

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:While the paddy procurement has already been delayed due to recent rainfall in the state in September, officials of the Meteorological Department here are expecting light rain on Thursday and Friday.

Notorious criminal arrested in city

Notorious criminal arrested in city

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA:The local police on Wednesday arrested a notorious criminal, Rajwinder alias Raju, who had run away from the custody of the Chandigarh police in August and recovered a country-made pistol from his possession

Cyclist hit by bus, dies

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Mohali: A 39-year-old cyclist was killed after a Punjab Roadways bus hit him at the Phase 7 light point in Mohali on Tuesday. The victim, Dinesh Sharma, fell down after being hit by the bus.

Swachhta thrown to the windsHAVE YOUR SAY

Swachhta thrown to the winds

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Someone has deposited debris outside the Civil Dispensary in Sector 8, Panchkula, not caring for cleanliness and the inconvenience caused to area residents due to it.

Faith no bar for Rama’s Rahim

Faith no bar for Rama’s Rahim

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

JO dharma ko jaan gaya, uske liye jaat kuch nahi rehti (for those who understand religion, caste does not matter), says Idham Khan who has been associated with Mani Majra Ramlila for more than two decade.

This Dasehra, gender issues, sanitation on mind

This Dasehra, gender issues, sanitation on mind

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

For the first time, five effigies will be consigned to flames during Dasehra at Parade Ground in Sector 5, Panchkula, on October 19.

Lord Ayyappa isn’t anti-womenIN GOOD FAITH

Lord Ayyappa isn’t anti-women

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

The debate in the media over the recent ruling by the Supreme Court in the Sabarimala case has made Lord Ayyappa appear anti-women. This portrayal of the deity at the hill shrine in Kerala is not correct.

Creating deity in own imageBROAD STROKES

Creating deity in own image

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

The crackling sound of Chandipath on radio and TV at the crack of dawn reminds you the inauspicious Shraddha period is over and the festival season- beginning with Durga Puja—is here. At the Kalibari near the 3 BRD (Base Repair Depot) of the Air Force in Chandigarh, preparations are in full swing for the Kalash Sthapana on Wednesday.

Seven booked for assaulting Baltana man

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Acting on the complaint of Amit Ranga, a resident of Baltana, the police here on Tuesday registered a case against seven persons under Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

5 travel agents booked for duping man of Rs 22L

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI: The police have booked five travel agents for duping a resident of Jind of Rs 22.

Traffic restrictions to be imposed on Kharar road from October 15

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

KHARAR: Keeping in view the traffic snarls due to the construction of a flyover from Desu Majra to Khanpur bridge, the district administration has imposed traffic restrictions on the stretch and a ban on the movement of heavy vehicles from October 15.

Gastrointestinal tract cancer cases on the rise at PGIMER

Gastrointestinal tract cancer cases on the rise at PGIMER

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Incidences of gastrointestinal tract-related cancer have seen a huge increase at the PGI and the premier hospital has started new treatment of immunotherapy.

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

Provide good family environment to growing children, parents urged

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Doctors of the Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health, PGI, observed World Mental Health Day at Anganwadi Centre in Sector 38 here today.

Over 59K throng Mansa Devi, Kali Mata temples

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA:Over 59,000 devotees paid obeisance at Mata Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula and Kali Mata temple in Kalka to mark the beginning of the nine-day Ashwin Navratra festival on Wednesday.

Haryana CM pays obeisance at Mansa Devi temple on Day 1

Haryana CM pays obeisance at Mansa Devi temple on Day 1

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar extended his best wishes and greetings to the people of the state on the first day of the Ashwin Navratri.

10-yr jail for man caught with vials

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court awarded 10-year jail term to a 32-year-old man, who was found carrying 146 banned injections.

Security guard loses phone to snatcher

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: An unidentified miscreant snatched a mobile phone from a cyclist near the Hallo Majra light point on Tuesday night.

Nigerian held with cocaine

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Nigerian, who used to supply drugs in night clubs and discotheques, has been arrested with cocaine.

Project to check quality of reused edible oil in UT

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has given Testo 270, an equipment to check the quality of reused vegetable oil, to the Department of Food Safety and Standards, UT, to run a pilot project in the city.

Nexa told to replace car as paint fades in a few weeks

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Nexa showroom at Elante Mall and Autopace Network Private Limited, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, have been penalised by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum for selling a vehicle whose colour kept fading.

Immigration firm to pay Rs 24 lakh for selling false Canada dreams

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: An immigration firm has been penalised for issuing a fake Canadian visa to a city resident and showing him ‘false dreams’.

Punjab Cong, CPI offices issued attachment noticePROPERTY TAX

Punjab Cong, CPI offices issued attachment notice

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Continuing its drive against property tax defaulters, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued attachment notices to the Punjab Congress Bhawan, Sector 15, and the office of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Sector 30 here.

SCHOOL NOTES

Saupin’s School

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Panchkula: An inter-house basketball tournament for boys and girls was organised at Saupin’s School, Panchkula. Students showcased their sporting skills during the tourney.

Devotional musical evening

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: A devotional musical evening was organised at Gurukul-20 Auditorium by Kala Chetna Cultural Society.

Play Baba Bantoo highlights exploitation of saint

Play Baba Bantoo highlights exploitation of saint

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Collegiate Drama Society New Delhi staged a play ‘Baba Bantoo’ on the third day of the ongoing festival of Punjabi plays, being organised by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, at Tagore Theatre, here today.

Faculty, staff felicitated at SSIET

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

DERA BASSI: The management of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET) organised a function to felicitate its faculty and staff members for their meritorious contribution.

Eco-marathon challenge in Dec

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students of Chandigarh University, among the two teams participating in the Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge from the Punjab region, are gearing up to present their first urban concept vehicle under the banner of their college “Team Gold” at the event.

8K participate in CGC techno-cultural fest

8K participate in CGC techno-cultural fest

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

KHARAR: An annual Techno-cultural Fest was organised on the campus of Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Jhanjeri, on Wednesday.

Freshers’ party at Hindi Dept

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A special event ‘Dastak-18’ was organised at the Department of Hindi, Panjab University, to welcome the first year students.

NCC cadets sensitise cyclists to use tracks meant for them

NCC cadets sensitise cyclists to use tracks meant for them

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: At a time when the UT traffic police have initiated a drive against motorists driving vehicles on cycle tracks, cadets of the NCC also joined cops in the initiative by sensitising cyclists to use cycle tracks.

SFS condemns attack on students at Pbi University

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Various students’ outfits, including Student for Society (SFS), held a demonstration at the Student Centre on the Panjab University campus here on Wednesday to show their solidarity with students of Punjabi University, who were attacked during a protest recently.

7 booked for rioting on Punjabi varsity campus

7 booked for rioting on Punjabi varsity campus

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

PATIALA: The police have registered a case against seven, including one unidentified person, after a violent clash among students on the Punjabi University campus on Tuesday evening.

Rain likely in city

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: After sunny days, expect light rain during the next 24 hours.

Illegal miners at it again in Mohali

Illegal miners at it again in Mohali

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI: Days after the blanket ban on mining ended due to the monsoon, fresh evidence of illegal mining has emerged on the periphery.

BMW HIT-&-RUN

Shera takes U-turn, says wasn’t present at spot

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Having initially told the police that he was an eyewitness to the alleged murder of Akansh Sen, Gagandeep Shergill, alias Shera, took a U-turn in the court stating that he was not present at the spot when the incident took place.

NRI found dead in Sec 35 hotel

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 40-year-old NRI, a software engineer, was found dead at a hotel in Sector 35 this afternoon.

9 years on, Working Women Hostel remains shut

9 years on, Working Women Hostel remains shut

11 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: While working women are facing a shortage of hostel facilities in the city, the authorities have failed to make Working Women Hostel at Bal Bhawan in Sector 23-C functional.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

Deputy CM exhorts teachers to remove fear from students' minds

17 Oct 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: Deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisodia today exhorted the teachers and educators to eliminate fear from the minds of the students while teaching them.

DIRECTION TOWARDS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Rural development ministry inks MoU with Lady Irwin College

17 Oct 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana — National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) of Rural Development Ministry and Lady Irwin College (Delhi University) here today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing Roshni — Centre of Women Collectives-led social action.

Kiosk by police, NDMC for online registration of FIRs

17 Oct 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal inaugurated the revamped police booth at Khan Market here, a joint effort of Delhi Police and NDMC, today.

EVE-TEASING

DTC to start 'ladies special' bus on route 544

17 Oct 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Transportation Corporation (DTC) will start a morning and evening "ladies special bus service" within a week on DTC bus route 544 came to light.

‘Contraceptive only to married women in govt hospitals’

17 Oct 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: BJP demands that contraceptive options must be prescribed to married women only and must only be available in government hospitals.

Two friends die while swimming in Yamuna

17 Oct 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: Of the three friends, who went to swim in river Yamuna, two died of drowning. The incident was reported from Burari''s Jagatpur Ghat here.

Snakes rescued from JNU hostel, IIT-D

17 Oct 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: A cobra and a wolf snake were rescued from Mandavi Hostel in Jawaharlal Nehru University and Indian Institute of Technology–Delhi, respectively, by Wildlife SOS team here.

Min writes to CS to probe into DSSSB casteist question

16 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam today wrote to Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash seeking a probe into a controversial caste-based question in an examination for primary teachers.

#METOO

Youth Congress demands Akbar’s resignation

16 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Activists of the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress today protested near residence of Union Minister MJ Akbar demanding his resignation following sexual misconduct allegations levelled by several women journalists.

Minor girl gangraped; 4 held

16 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Two incidents of gangrape have once again questioned the Delhi Police's claims over the law and order situation in the city.

Vardhan launches air quality early warning system for Delhi

16 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Minister for Earth Sciences and Environment Dr Harsh Vardhan today launched the air quality early warning system for Delhi.

Delhi cop shot dead in Meerut

16 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:A Delhi Police head constable, Swajeet Singh, was shot dead by two unknown motorcycle-borne assailants at Meerut, a police official said.

Puri inaugurates Skywalk, FOB

Puri inaugurates Skywalk, FOB

16 Oct 2018 | 12:35 AM

NEW DELHI:Amidst controversy over the launch, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri today inaugurated the much-talked skywalk and foot over bridge at the junction of Sikandra Road, Mathura Road, Tilak Marg and Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg at the ‘W’ point near Hans Bhavan at ITO.

Govt objects ‘racist’ question in teachers' exam

15 Oct 2018 | 1:00 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi minister Rajendra Pal Gautam has raised objection to purported “racist and misogynist” question being asked in the examination for primary teachers held by Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) saying he will ask Chief Secretary to take appropriate action against the board who set the examination paper.

Footwear factory gutted in Narela fire

15 Oct 2018 | 1:00 AM

NEW DELHI:A major fire gutted a plastic footwear factory in the Narela Industrial area here today, police said.

Man shoots self at girlfriend's house

15 Oct 2018 | 1:00 AM

NEW DELHI:Deepak Gujjar (26) allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol at his girlfriend's house in southwest Delhi's Kapashera, police said today.

BSF organises ‘Run for Martyrs’

BSF organises ‘Run for Martyrs’

15 Oct 2018 | 1:00 AM

NEW DELHI:BSF organised a 5-km run of personnel of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces dedicating the run to the martyrs.

AAP to fight LS polls with public funds

15 Oct 2018 | 1:00 AM

NEW DELHI:Renewing the talk of “people’s participation” in eye of the next year’s Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to contest the 2019 general elections with public funds.

‘ITO Skywalk planned, totally funded by Union urban affairs ministry’

15 Oct 2018 | 1:00 AM

NEW DELHI:Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri today said the ITO Skywalk here was conceptualised, planned and totally funded by the housing and urban affairs ministry, a day after Delhi government alleged that it was not invited on the Monday inauguration.

Cong to burn effigies of BJP, AAP on Dussehra

15 Oct 2018 | 1:00 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Congress has decided to burn effigies of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on the eve of Dussehra blaming the two parties for the sealing woes of the trading community in the city.

Southeast Delhi: Man stabbed to death

14 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:A 21-year-old man was stabbed multiple times to death following a quarrel among some men in Indira Kalyan Vihar (southeast) today.

Two arrested in armed bank dacoity that killed cashier at Khaira village

14 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Two of six accused — Sachin (20) from Murthal and Parvesh (19) from Sonepat — were arrested in the armed bank dacoity committed with the murder of cashier of Corporation Bank at Khaira village on October 12.

Two motor thieves targeting residential parking areas held

14 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Two motor thieves — Amit Kumar (22) and Ankit (21) — with modus-operandi of targeting residential parking areas to steal vehicles have been arrested by Crime Branch, R K Puram here with a recovery of five motorcycles from them.

Gang busted who cheated people offering luvrative returns on insurances; two held

14 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Cyber Cell of Crime Branch, Delhi has arrested two cheats Ankit Kumar (24) and Rahul Bansal (24), who duped Ramesh Chander Khurana, resident of Ambala (Punjab) to the tune of about Rs 9 lakh in the name of extraordinary returns of his life-long investments made in insurance policies, said police.

Two drug traffickers held

14 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Two accused persons — Ashwani Kumar (40), resident of Barabanki (UP) and Hoshiyar Singh (20) resident of Hoshiyarpur (Punjab) — have been arrested by Narcotics Cell of Crime Branch and 125 kg of poppy straw have been recovered from them.

INCOME TAX RAID

BJP demands Kailash Gahlot’s dismissal

14 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi BJP today demanded dismissal of Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot following Income Tax raid on alleged charges of tax evasion etc.

NON-WORKING STREET LIGHTS

PWD to inspect roads

14 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:After a report on non-function of street lights, Delhi government’s Public Works Department (PWD) directed officials to visit roads between 9 pm and 10 pm for spot inspections.

‘Delhi govt uninvited so far for inauguration’SKYWALK

‘Delhi govt uninvited so far for inauguration’

14 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

NEW DELHI:As much talked skywalk is completed and the Union government has announced to inaugurate this, the Delhi government is expressing its satisfaction after congratulating the PWD for completing the project within time, sources said.

AAP holds rally against attack on migrants in Gujarat

13 Oct 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:AAP volunteers took out a rally in northeast Delhi, protesting the violence against Hindi-speaking migrants in Gujarat earlier this month.

Taimoor Nagar killing: Three held

13 Oct 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Three persons involved in a killing that took place in Taimur Nagar last month, were apprehended , a police official said today.

‘Smoke indicates stubble burning widespread in neighbouring states’

13 Oct 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:The smoke visible on highways indicates that stubble burning is widespread in the countryside of neighbouring states - Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, said Environment Minister Imran Hussain.

Shanty involves in vegetable scam, says Youth Akali Dal

13 Oct 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Youth wing of Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Badal said that instead of levelling allegations against others, former general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Gurmeet Singh Shanty should think of vegetable scam of Rs 5 crore in which he was allegedly involved.

BJP demands state govt to reduce VAT on fuel prices

13 Oct 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Under the leadership of OBC morcha president Gaurav Khari, party workers had a protest demonstration from BJP’s central office and assembled at Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence demanding decrease of VAT at least Rs 5 on the price of petrol and diesel by the government.

‘Govt will challenge HC order on GTB Hospital pilot project’

‘Govt will challenge HC order on GTB Hospital pilot project’

13 Oct 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government will challenge the high court's Friday order quashing its circular on giving preferential treatment to city residents over non-residents at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital here, an official said today.

Govt nod to construction of around 5,600 EWS flats

13 Oct 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Friday approved a proposal to construct around 5,600 flats for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) at four different places of the national capital, Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain said.

Awareness programme on financial frauds held

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: A joint awareness programme for creating financial awareness among public was organised by Southeast district in Sarita Vihar collaboration with the Reserve Bank of India and Securities and Exchange Board of India, said DCP Chinmoy Biswal (Southeast).

One arrested with pistol at Metro Stn

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: During baggage screening at the Dilshad Garden Metro Station, CISF constable Shiv Kumar Sharma noticed an image of pistol inside a baggage. He stopped the conveyer belt as well as the passenger. On opening the bag, a country-made pistol was recovered.

Man held for theft not our employee: Google

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: Technology giant Google said on Thursday that it has no employee with the name of Garvit Sahni, who was arrested for allegedly stealing Rs 10,000 to meet his girlfriend''s expenses on October 9.

Cong men demonstrate outside Gujarat Bhawan

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: A large number of DPCC workers under the umbrella of the Delhi Pradesh Poorvanchal Congress, today held a demonstration outside the Gujarat Bhawan to protest against the attack on the Poorvanchali people, who hail from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in Gujarat.

Gang on prowl of missing persons, using moving train to make ransom calls

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has exposed a unique gang who were demanding ransom on behalf of the missing persons by calling their family members on phones.

MCD SCHOOL

Sisodia orders probe into segregating Hindu, Muslim students

12 Oct 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI: Taking serious note on reports that students of Hindu and Muslim communities were made to sit in separate sections in a primary school run by the Municipal Corporation in Wazirabad, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today ordered for an inquiry into the matter.

DUTA marches against Centre's tripartite MoU, MHRD's freeze on permanent appointments

DUTA marches against Centre's tripartite MoU, MHRD's freeze on permanent appointments

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of teachers and students marched under the banner of Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) from Mandi House to Parliament to protest against the Centre’s controversial tripartite MoU and its failure to issue an ordinance on the reservation roster to help permanent appointments for the thousands of vacant teaching posts across DU departments and colleges.

#METOO

Maliwal backs movement, urges survivors to report cases

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Commission for Women cheif Swati Maliwal today lauded the #MeToo movement’s gradual progression in India urging survivors of sexual harassment to report their cases to the police and woman commissions.

Three more held for stabbing tempo driver to death over brushing past pet dog

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI: Three more people were arrested for allegedly stabbing a tempo driver, Vijender Rana (40), to death after the victim''s vehicle brushed past a pet dog at Dwarka''s Mohan Garden on October 5, police said today.

Three of family stabbed to death

Three of family stabbed to death

11 Oct 2018 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI: Three persons, Mithilesh Verma (45), his wife Siya Verma and their daughter, Neha (16) were found murdered in their house at Kishangarh near Vasant Kunj of Southwest Delhi. Their son, Suraj, sustained injuries, said police.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Proposal to approve 348 illegal colonies to be tabledMC HOUSE MEETING TOMORROW

Proposal to approve 348 illegal colonies to be tabled

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The MC General House meeting, which had got postponed earlier, will now be held on October 18.

After Skylark, another major demolition on cards

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Having taken possession of a prime portion of its land in the Civil Lines area encroached upon by the owners of Skylark Hotel yesterday, the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (MC) is set to take yet another major stride.

Man found murdered

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

PHAGWARA: An unidentified middle-aged person was found murdered behind Haweli Heritage near the railway lines in Khajurala village this evening.

Heavy vehicles to face strict action for violating rulesNO-ENTRY ZONES

Heavy vehicles to face strict action for violating rules

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: In a special drive against heavy vehicles, the traffic wing of the city police today prohibited these vehicles from entering no-entry zones.

22-yr-old dies of drug overdose

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

KAPURTHALA: A 22-year-old youth died due to drug overdose at a village here.

Response good as over19,000 govt schools in state hold parent-teacher meet

Response good as over19,000 govt schools in state hold parent-teacher meet

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The School Education Department in order to give parents an insight into their ward’s performance organised a parent-teachers meeting today in as many as 12,930 primary schools, 2,670 government middle schools, 1,740 government high schools and 1,867 government senior secondary schools at different districts and villages across the state.

11 held for gambling

11 held for gambling

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The police arrested 11 persons for their involvement in gambling here today.

Mystery shrouds woman’s death in Nakodar village

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The Nakodar police have registered a case under Sections 302 (punishment for murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the IPC against unidentified persons after the body of a woman, who was in her late 20s, was found at Pandori Khas village.

Pad gang conducts workshop on making of sanitary napkins

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: To make the female workers in private schools self- reliant, the two city-based schoolgirls, aged 15 and 17 years, have started a hygiene campaign named ‘Stop the Spots,’ on how to make sanitary pads easily at home, at Mayor World School, here today.

District level U-18 games kickstart

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The Sports Department on Tuesday kick started Under-18 games (Boys-Girls) in the district.

Black Panthers defeat Delhi Tigers 54-41GLOBAL KABADDI LEAGUE

Black Panthers defeat Delhi Tigers 54-41

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: In the ongoing Global Kabaddi League, organised under the aegis of ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’, two matches were played today at Surjit Hockey Stadium, Burlton Park.

BRIEFLY

Heroin seized

17 Oct 2018 | 1:36 AM

Phagwara: The police seized two-gm of heroin from Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Keengra village, on Tuesday and arrested him.

MC takes back possession of property after 17 yrs

MC takes back possession of property after 17 yrs

16 Oct 2018 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: It was a day of historic feat for the Municipal Corporation today. After having contested the case for as many as 17 years in various courts, the civic body today took back the possession of a huge chunk of property that it owned, two roads and a public park, in the posh Civil Lines area

CAMPUS NOTES

Founder’s Day

16 Oct 2018 | 2:03 AM

Jalandhar: Sanskriti KMV School celebrated its 16th Founder’s Day themed ‘Uplabdhi’ here on Monday.

BRIEFLY

Purse snatched

16 Oct 2018 | 2:03 AM

Phagwara: One unidentified motorcyclist snatched a purse containing Rs 60,000,100 Pounds sterling and a gold chain, from a UK-based NRI Jatinderjit Kaur at Model Town locality on Monday morning.

Supporters celebrate at Bishop HouseBAIL TO BISHOP

Supporters celebrate at Bishop House

16 Oct 2018 | 2:03 AM

JALANDHAR:Following granting of conditional bail to ex-Bishop Franco Mulakkal by the Kerala High Court today, the members of the Christian community today gathered at the Bishop House for celebration.

Health Dept raids sweets shops

Health Dept raids sweets shops

16 Oct 2018 | 2:03 AM

PHAGWARA:As per the directions of Kahn Singh Pannu, Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration Punjab, Mohammad Tayyab Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala and Civil Surgeon Kapurthala under Mission Tandrust Punjab, a checking drive against adulterated and spurious food items was again conducted with the team of Food Administration Kapurthala headed by Dr Harjot Pal Singh, Assistant Commissioner Food along with Satnam Singh Food Safety Officer at various places on Monday.

Subsidise purchase of machines to curb stubble burning, say farmers

Subsidise purchase of machines to curb stubble burning, say farmers

16 Oct 2018 | 2:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Many farmers from various villages of the region had converged here at the DC office on Monday to protest against government’s inability to provide them the required machines for disposing of paddy stubble.

BJP leaders come out against Cong MLA Rinku

16 Oct 2018 | 2:03 AM

JALANDHAR: BJP leaders Amit Taneja and Sheetal Angural said today that Jalandhar West Congress MLA Sushil Rinku had adopted double standards while getting the MC demolition exercise stalled in his constituency on Friday.

Councillor to approach ED over LED light scam

16 Oct 2018 | 2:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Congress Councillor Rohan Sehgal held a press conference today and said he would approach and take up the matter with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding the alleged scam of Rs 264 crore.

California Eagles get the better of Black Panthers

California Eagles get the better of Black Panthers

16 Oct 2018 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: California Eagles beat Black Panthers by 59-45 on the second day of Global Kabaddi League here at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium this evening.

GLOBAL KABADDI LEAGUE

International player alleges ill-treatment at venue

16 Oct 2018 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: The Global Kabaddi League Championship has begun with various controversies.

NRI to revamp govt schools of his village

16 Oct 2018 | 2:02 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Motivating workshops organised by the Education Secretary at regular intervals to encourage teachers and other officials about community mobilisation and seeking support from influential people and NRIs of the region to revamp government schools have started bearing fruits.

Students, parents stand in queue for over 4 hrs to get income certificateLAST DAY TO APPLY FOR SC POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

Students, parents stand in queue for over 4 hrs to get income certificate

16 Oct 2018 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Hundreds of students and their parents from across the district, who have applied for the SC Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme this year were a harassed lot as they had to wait in long queues today at the Suwidha Centre in the DC Complex to get their income certificates made.

SMART CITY

Projects worth Rs 1,200 crore get nod from CLAF

16 Oct 2018 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: The City Level Advisory Forum (CLAF) for the Smart City project today gave in principle approval for projects worth Rs 1,200 crore to be executed in Jalandhar for giving a facelift to the city in the coming days.

CAMPUS NOTES

Best Department Award

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

Jalandhar: Mechanical (2ndshift ) and Pharmacy Department of Mehr Chand Polytechnic College, Jalandhar, captured jointly Lala Mehr Chand Best Department Trophy-2018.Every year, this award is given on the basis of excellent performance of students of the Deptt.

Factionalism in Cong, BJP on the rise

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

PHAGWARA: Though war of words and the political tug of war between two factions of BJP led by former Punjab BJP President Vijay Sampla and Phagwara BJP MLA Som Parkash has continued for the past five years, but in place of bringing both factions on one platform with mutual understanding, Union Minister of State Vijay Sampla has preferred to pacify Shiromani Akali Dal leaders keeping in view the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Man held with intoxicants

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

Phagwara: The city police arrested a drug peddler, identified as Raj Kumar, a resident of Mohalla Gobindpura, and recovered 60 intoxicant injections and 7,260 intoxicant capsules from his possession here today.

Sainik Schools pride of Punjab, says minister

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: “Students of Sainik School, a pride of Punjab, have brought accolades to Punjab with their achievements.

127th Sarvhitkari Vidhya Mandir inaugurated

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

PHAGWARA: Sarvhitkari Shiksha Samiti and Vidhya Bharti opened their 127th ‘Sarvhitkari Vidhya Mandir’ (affiliated to CBSE ) in Punjab at Phagwara on Sunday.

Emergence of online food delivery gains momentum

Emergence of online food delivery gains momentum

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: The city these days has started witnessing a flock of food delivery boys on motorbikes labeled with Swiggy or Zomato.

Punjab Roadways to hold mass rally again on Oct 18

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking cognizance of the substandard quality material being used in the newly inducted buses, the permanent employees of the Punjab Roadways have planned to organise a mass gate rally on October 18.

Christians take out procession for justiceJALANDHAR BISHOP ACCUSED OF RAPING NUN

Christians take out procession for justice

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Thousands of members of the Catholic Church today held a rosary march in the district to express their solidarity and to pray for Bishop Franco Mulakkal who was arrested last month, following charges of rape by a nun of the Roman Catholic Church.

Global Kabaddi League begins with much fanfare

Global Kabaddi League begins with much fanfare

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: The Global Kabaddi League on Sunday began as the Sports Minister Punjab Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi inaugurated the mega sporting event at the local Surjit Hockey Academy Stadium, Burlton Park.

Restricted to big cities, #MeToo not a small-town scenario, say residents

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: An ex-serviceman was arrested for raping a 16-month-old girl in Nurmahal on August 25, on September 8, a man was arrested for trying to rape a 10-month-old girl near the Gazi Gulla locality in the city and on October 10, a Kapurthala woman was gang-raped by a group of men and then gang-raped again when she called on an acquaintance to seek refuge.

Her story is about courage, successNATIONAL WOMEN FARMER’S DAY

Her story is about courage, success

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: It was around a few years ago when Manjit Kaur (54), a farmer from a small village in Hoshiarpur got to know that her daughter was suffering from cancer.

Teachers start ‘Larho Punjab, Bachao Punjab’ drive

Teachers start ‘Larho Punjab, Bachao Punjab’ drive

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Using the same rhyme as of Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab, the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha has declared an open fight against the state Education Department, motivating teachers to come forward and join its campaign ‘Larho Punjab, Bachao Punjab’ to show rage against the recent government orders of cutting their salaries by 65-75 per cent.

GLOBAL KABADDI LEAGUE

Perturbed over PTC relaying event, MLAs leave venue

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Perturbed over the fact that a private channel owned by the SAD was relaying the Global Kabaddi League event that started on Sunday, senior Congress leader and MLA from Kapurthala Rana Gurjit Singh, along with two other MLAs, Laddi Sherowalia from Shahkot and Sushil Rinku from Jalandhar (West) left the venue within minutes after their arrival at the venue, leaving onlookers shocked.

Fourth baby found abandoned in fortnight

Fourth baby found abandoned in fortnight

15 Oct 2018 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Less than a week after the Jalandhar Civil Surgeon was transferred following irregularities and negligence found under the PNDT Act, the finding of two male foetuses abandoned in a garbage dump outside a local school on Friday, has reaffirmed the apprehensions that the city is not treating its babies properly.

BRIEFLY

2 booked for hurting sentiments

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

Phagwara: On a complaint filed by Dharamvir Sethi, a resident of Bazar Bansanwala, the police have registered a case under Sections 295 and 134 of the IPC against Ajay, a resident of Mithapur,Vikas, a resident of Khurala Kingra village, and Pulkit, a resident of Jalandhar, on the charges of hurting religious sentiments.

‘IT Spark’ competition concludesCAMPUS NOTES

‘IT Spark’ competition concludes

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

Jalandhar: ‘IT Spark’ 2018, a two-day inter-house competition concluded at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar’ on Saturday.

Free eye surgeries conducted in city

Free eye surgeries conducted in city

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: A free eye check-up camp was organised at SHC Aman Nagar on Thursday, while free eye surgeries of all those patients who were diagnosed with various eye diseases during the camp were conducted today at the eye mobile unit.

FIR against RSS functionaries sought

FIR against RSS functionaries sought

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists and members of the Press and Electronic Media Association (PEMA), protesting against the derogatory remarks made by a senior RSS leader, met the Commissioner of Police here yesterday.

Teachers adamant on demand for full pay

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Condemning the Director General of State Education’s (DGSE) orders of asking teachers to confirm their decision of accepting or rejecting the regularisation proposal with 65-75 per cent cut in their salaries by October 23, and issuing notice against the teachers for leaving ‘Parho Punjab Parhao Punjab” WhatsApp groups, teachers in large number protested at Amritsar today.

Official hailed for changing face of govt schools

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Block Primary Education Officer, Block Lohiya Khas, Santokh Singh, has received an appreciation letter from the Education Secretary Krishan Kumar on Saturday or his dedicated efforts in improving the quality of education at all schools of his block.

Marriages of seven couples solemnised in Phagwara

Marriages of seven couples solemnised in Phagwara

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

PHAGWARA: The Sarb Naujawan Sabha, Phagwara, led by a UK- based NRI, Sukhwinder Singh Mahey, organised the marriages of seven couples and presented them gifts, comprising the articles of daily use, at a colourful function held here yesterday.

Region’s first food forest set up by students

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: A patch of forest land lying vacant outside Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya here is about to be turned into a verdant forest.

Company official denies councillor’s allegations in execution of LED project

Company official denies councillor’s allegations in execution of LED project

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The controversy on the implementation and execution of the LED light project in city seems to stay for long.

355 dengue cases in district so far

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 355 cases of dengue have been reported in the district this year.

Complaints over defunct street lights on rise in city

Complaints over defunct street lights on rise in city

14 Oct 2018 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Complaints over non-functional street lights in the city have increased manifolds. Every day, operators at the Municipal Corporation (MC) grievance cell receive over 100 complaints in this regard. The reason behind the same is not the lack of manpower, but dearth of resources and contractors, who are not paid on time.

Tight security in place for Jagannath Rath Yatra

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

KHANNA: The police are making elaborate security and traffic arrangements in view of Jagannath Rath Yatra to be organised in the city on October 14.

Four arrested for theft, snatching

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

PHAGWARA: The police have arrested four persons, involved in two different incidents committed in Phagwara last month.

Int’l Day of Girl Child celebrated

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

Jalandhar: Dayanand Model School, Model Town, celebrated ‘International Day of Girl Child ’, with gusto.

District administration gears up for Global Kabaddi League

District administration gears up for Global Kabaddi League

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The Sports Minister Punjab Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi will inaugurate the ‘Global Kabaddi League’, being organised by the Punjab government on October 14.

Health teams hold joint checking drive to combat adulteration

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

PHAGWARA: As per the directions of Kahn Singh Pannu, Commissioner Food & Drugs Administration Punjab, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Tayyab and Kapurthala and Civil Surgeon Dr Balwant Singh, a joint checking drive was organised against spurious milk and milk products (MMP).

‘Find your faith, your doubts shall starve to death’

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Renowned life-coach Gaur Gopal Das reached Lovely Professional University today, to inspire the students.

Convention on technical education at DAVIET

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Indian Society for Technical Education Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir Section, organised ISTE section-level convention for faculty of technical institutions for the 2018, here at DAVIET.

EGS/AIE/STR volunteers seek post of pre-primary teacher

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Working on contractual basis for the past 14 years, teachers recruited under the Alternative Inclusive Education (AIE) and Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS), have demanded regularisation asking the state government to accommodate them in pre-primary classes started under ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ mission.

385 pass out from PAP training centre

385 pass out from PAP training centre

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 385 men recruits from across the state were inducted as constables in the Punjab Police during a passing-out parade of 170th batch, held at the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) ground on Friday.

‘Everest’ relaunched at space theatre of Science City

‘Everest’ relaunched at space theatre of Science City

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner-cum-Director General, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Mohammad Tayyab, today relaunched ‘Everest’, a large-format film in the Space Theatre of the Science City.

PARHO PUNJAB PARHAO PUNJAB PROJECT

Show-cause notices issued to 2 teachers for leaving WhatsApp group

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Show-cause notices have been issued to two teachers in Hoshiarpur for leaving a WhatsApp group of the Parho Punjab Parhao Punjab project.

Security up for safe festive season

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The security has been tightened in the district and nearby villages in view of the ongoing festival season.

30 cartons of illicit liquor seized; 2 held

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Staff of special operation unit seized 30 cartons of illicit liquor from Vikram Singh alias Vicky, of Mitthupur Basti, and Ranjit Singh, of Nima Sooraj Ganj, and arrested them here today.

2 foetuses found in garbage dump

2 foetuses found in garbage dump

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: A ragpicker spotted two foetuses in a garbage dump near Khalsa School on the Nakodar road here today.

Rs 20 bottle vs costly machinesTACKLING PADDY STUBBLE BURNING

Rs 20 bottle vs costly machines

13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare had sent a letter to the Agriculture Departments of Haryana and Punjab around six months ago telling them about the low-cost waste decomposer which is only available at Rs 20.

I-T Bar Assn stands for Pathankot members

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: A meeting of the executive members of the Income Tax Bar Jalandhar was held this evening.

Farmers seek compensation

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: With the government asking the farmers not to burn paddy stubble, the farmers are now asking for the compensation in return.

159 dengue cases reported in Phagwara this year

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

PHAGWARA: As many as 3,942 dengue cases were reported in the state from January 1 to October 10 this year.

District de-addiction centres find few takers

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s initiative to provide free treatment to poor drug addicts at all state-run de-addiction centres seems to be going through a slow pace at the district de-addiction centre.

NIT students excel in sports events

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

Jalandhar: Students of NIT, Jalandhar, excelled in Inter-Technology Universities (North Zone) basketball, football and table tennis tournament organised by NIT Kurukshetra from October 5 to 8.

DC felicitates student for excelling in Class XII exams

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma on Thursday handed over a demand draft for Rs 60,000 and a citation certificate to Anju Kumari, under the ‘Dr Ambedkar National Merit Award Scheme’ for meritorious students of senior secondary schools belonging to the Schedule Caste (SC).

Union MoS Sampla showcases acting skills at Ramlila

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Having hogged limelight by performing in the famous Luv-Kush Ram- Leela held at Red Fort, New Delhi, last year, the Union MoS Vijay Sampla has once again shown his acting skills ahead of Dasehra.

Cart-pullers happy with e-way bill system

Cart-pullers happy with e-way bill system

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Cart owners who would seldom get work earlier for carrying the goods have no time now a days.

Panthic Assembly ridicules former DGP Saini’s stand

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Commenting on the relief of arrest granted to former DGP Punjab Sumedh Singh Saini by the Punjab and Haryana High Court today, the members of Panthic Assembly today said it was ironic that the former Punjab Police chief did not trust his own police now.

Dark roads haunt city residents

Dark roads haunt city residents

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: In March this year, a youth in mid 20s lost his life in a tragic accident at Suranussi- Amritsar highway.

Supervise procurement,SDMs told

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said today that the state government, led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, was committed to ensure a smooth and hassle-free procurement of paddy in the ongoing season to facilitate farmers.

Powerlifters Ramandeep, Ajay left out on award list

Powerlifters Ramandeep, Ajay left out on award list

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Two powerlifters from Doaba, who have won medals in international championships, are upset over not having considered their case by the state government in the today’s felicitation ceremony held for state players.

Enhanced verification leaves students from Kashmir worried in city

Enhanced verification leaves students from Kashmir worried in city

12 Oct 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: While the Jalandhar police are yet to determine even the nature of the explosive material found in the raids carried out here in the wee hours of yesterday, the issue has already started to take a political colour with various political parties launching a tirade against the CT Group of Institutions, on whose Shahpur campus, the raid was conducted.