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Man falls to death from bridge

Man falls to death from bridge

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A 32-year-old homeless man died after falling from the foot overbridge into a 20 feet deep chamber meant installing lift at the GT Road on Thursday night.

Two bankers robbed in separate incidents

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Two bankers were targeted by robbers in the city on Thursday evening.

Car-borne youths fired at, 3 booked

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A car-borne group of youth allegedly fired at another group while chasing them here on Monday.

Rain turns roads slushy, traders fume

Rain turns roads slushy, traders fume

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Industrialists are a harried lot due to the pitiable state of kuccha (non-concrete) roads in the industrial area near Verka Bypass Chowk, Balata Road.

Woman ends life, 3 booked

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

TARN TARAN: Simranjit Kaur (38) of Patti, said to be upset after being “harassed” by her husband and other members of her in-laws family, ended her life by consuming some poisonous substance on Thursday.

2 killed in mishaps

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: A 12-year-old girl, Gurmandeep Kaur, lost her life while returning from school when a “speeding” car hit her near Alkare village bus stop.

Rs 6 lakh stolen

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Unidentified persons decamped with Rs 6.50 lakh and gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees from a house in Golden Avenue here late on Thursday evening.

Choked sewer troubles residents

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

TARN TARAN: The choked sewerage in a locality near Dhora police chowki in Tarn Taran has left the residents inconvenienced.

Hi-tech bins to keep Golden Temple spick and span

Hi-tech bins to keep Golden Temple spick and span

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to consolidate cleanliness around the Golden Temple, state-of-the-art 10-foot tall dustbins are being installed at six locations in the Galliara.

Expansion of airport apron area

Expansion of airport apron area

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Union Civil Aviation Minister inaugurated the expansion of the apron area at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport via video-conferencing here on Friday.

DC: Apply for Kisan Samman scheme

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh Dhillon has urged farmers to avail the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme under which those owning land up to five acres are given Rs 6,000 per annum.

RCF,  NHA enter hockey cup semifinals

RCF, NHA enter hockey cup semifinals

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala, Khalsa Hockey Academy, National Academy (MP) and NHA on Friday entered the semi-finals of the All-India Guru Nanak Dev Hockey Gold Cup-2019 being hosted by Khalsa Hockey Academy here.

High drama at Chamyari school amid protest

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Dramatic scenes were witnessed as a large number of government elementary teachers staged a protest to disrupt Class V examination under Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab in the district on Friday.

Mini marathon on Feb 24

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The administration will host the Amritsar Mini Marathon on February 24 to create awareness among people for coming forward to play a constructive role in the development of the city.

Chandigarh train resumes

23 Feb 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Railways has notified resumption of Chandigarh-Amritsar-Chandigarh Superfast Express (12241/12242) from Saturday (February 23).

Pulwama horror: Anger simmers across city

Pulwama horror: Anger simmers across city

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Anger continuous to simmer among the city residents over the deadly terror attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama that snuffed out the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel three days ago.

Traders oppose cancellation of plot allotment

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The owners of vacant industrial plots at the Focal Point are against the move of the state government to cancel the allotment.

Ola penalised for deducting cab cancellation charges

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed the Ola taxi service operator to refund Rs 50 that it deducted “illegally” from the Ola Money payment wallet of a local resident.

Two killed in road mishaps

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Two persons died in separate road mishaps in the rural belt here on Saturday.

Youth shot at, seven booked

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth, identified as Jaideep Singh (19) was shot at over an old enmity in Muradpura village here on Saturday.

Jail inmate escapes from court complex

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A jail inmate escaped from the courts complex here on Saturday.

Civic body declares Ranjit Avenue office polythene free

Civic body declares Ranjit Avenue office polythene free

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has declared its head office at Ranjit Avenue as polythene free zone.

Residents see red over swine menace

Residents see red over swine menace

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The residents in Inderpuri and Kot Khalsa are a harried lot due to presence of pigs in large numbers in the area.

Extra classes to help students excel in board examinations

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of Punjab School Education Board examinations, government school teachers in the district have begun with extra classes on Sunday in the school campus.

City lad’s model to reach Rashtrapati Bhawan

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Udaynoor Singh, a student of Class VII of Government High School, Gurwali, is elated over his science model getting selected for presentation at the Festival of Innovation at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Needy girls get bicycles, training certificates

Needy girls get bicycles, training certificates

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Rotary Club Amritsar West distributed certificates to around 80 girls of Preet Vocational School being run by its member and philanthropist Dr Jaspreet Grover here on Sunday.

Questions raised over GNDU working

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Patti MLA Harminder Singh Gill has raised issues on the working of Guru Nanak Dev University under Vice-Chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu.

Seminar on health services held

Seminar on health services held

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar on health services in the country was organised at Virsa Vihar here on Sunday.

4 yrs on, water recharging  plants lying non-functionalTARN TARAN DIARY

4 yrs on, water recharging plants lying non-functional

18 Feb 2019 | 10:10 AM

Due to heavy usage of groundwater, its level has declined in many parts of the region.

IN BRIEF

MC SEALS Eight properties

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The property tax wing of the MC sealed eight commercial properties in the city here on Thursday. Officials recovered Rs 3.50 lakh from defaulters.

IIM summer placements

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 107 MBA students of Indian Institute of Management -Amritsar were recruited for summer placements by as many as 55 companies.

Hockey cup: RCF destroy rivals

Hockey cup: RCF destroy rivals

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The hockey team of Rail Coach Factory, Kapurtha, prevailed upon Odisha-XI 11-0 in the first match and Steel Plant, Bhillai, 11-0 in the second match on Thursday.

1 held for stealing cables

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

TARN TARAN: The Patti Sadar police have arrested a man on the charge of stealing electric cables from border villages.

Malik addresses BJP workers

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik held a meeting with party workers here on Thursday to take stock of the preparations being made for the visit of party president Amit Shah, who will visit city on February 24.

International Mother Language Day observed in city

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: International Mother Language Day was celebrated in the city on Thursday.

Workshop on online courses

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: One-week workshop on massive open online courses (MOOCs), e-content development and open educational resources was inaugurated at UGC-HRD Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University on Thursday.

Faculty development programme begins at BBK DAV College

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Seven day faculty development programme on the theme “The Road Ahead – Opportunities Challenges and Perspectives in Higher Education” was inaugurated at BBK DAV College for Women on Thursday.

Police officials assume office

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: With parliamentary elections round the corner, transfers in the police department are going on.

More security for Pak inmates

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Following the death of a Pakistani prisoner inside the Jaipur Central Jail on Wednesday, the security of Pakistani prisoners at the Amritsar Central Jail has been enhanced.

Farmers worried

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Frequent showers in the area for the last many days have left the wheat growers worried.

Zira supports sacked SGPC staff

Zira supports sacked SGPC staff

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 523 employees, whose services were terminated by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) last year, got the support of Congress MLA Kulbir Singh Zira here on Thursday.

Frequent rain delays Mall Road repair

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: With the city witnessing frequent rain for a week, the construction work of Mall Road is getting delayed.

Trader caught for using MNC’s brand name on salt packets

Trader caught for using MNC’s brand name on salt packets

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A karyana distributor here has been nabbed for allegedly selling ordinary salt under the brand name of a multinational company.

RMPI members protest over Tapiala firing probe delay

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The Revolutionary Marxist party of India (RMPI) on Thursday held a demonstration at Lopoke police station over cops’ failure to file challan in connection with the firing incident in Tapiala that took place in August 2017, claiming a Dalit’s life and injuring several persons over a land dispute.

Aujla-Malik’s credit war over rly platforms

Aujla-Malik’s credit war over rly platforms

22 Feb 2019 | 7:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The credit war between Congress Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla and BJP Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik, also state president of the party, has come out in the open.

BRTS has 8,000 smart card holders

BRTS has 8,000 smart card holders

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) authorities have sold more than 8,000 smart cards to daily passengers within a week. According to officials, more than 700 cards are being sold daily. The BRTS buses record around 12,000 passengers daily.

IN BRIEF

Youth flock to job fair

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

Phagwara: The state government organised fourth mega job fair at Lovely Professional University (LPU). Kapurthala DC Davinder Pal Singh, ADC (Development) Avtar Singh Bhullar, ADC Babita Kaler, District Employment Generation and Training Officer Neelam Mehay took stock of the process.

25-kg polythene bags, plastic thread found in dead bovines

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The initial autopsy report of the eight cows, which were found dead in the city on Monday, has raised many questions as around 25 kg of polythene, entangled bunches of Chinese string and traces of calcium carbide, used for fruit ripening, have been found in their stomach.

Trader commits suicide, 3 booked

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A shopkeeper committed suicide by hanging himself in his ancestral home in busy Hall Bazaar here on Tuesday.

Minor raped, youth booked

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A minor girl was alleged raped by a youth in in Bhindi Aulakh village here.

Four arrested for gang rape

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after a 32-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped in Rajasansi, the Amritsar rural police on Wednesday arrested four persons in this connection.

2 addicts found murdered

2 addicts found murdered

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

TARN TARAN: Two persons, said to be addicts, were found murdered under mysterious circumstances at a house in Valmiki Gali of Mohalla Jaswant Singh on Tuesday night.

Massive win for city players as hockey cup starts

Massive win for city players as hockey cup starts

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The host Khalsa Hockey Academy beat Steel Plant Bhilai by a whopping 7-0 as the All-India Guru Nanak Dev Hockey Gold Cup 2019 took off to a colourful start at historic Khalsa College here on Wednesday.

Medical faculty against appointment policy

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Cabinet decision to fill direct quota posts at government medical colleges in Amritsar and Patiala is being welcomed by a large number of aspirants, but it has not gone down well with senior faculty members already in service.

Ministerial staff strike for arrears continues

Ministerial staff strike for arrears continues

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The pen-down strike by the Punjab State Ministerial Staff Union entered its eighth day on Wednesday.

Nanakshahi calendar released

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Panthic Talmel Sangathan, along with expelled Panj Pyaras of Akal Takht, on Wednesday released a Nanakshahi calendar during a programme scheduled to commemorate the martyrs of Nankana Sahib massacre, 1921.

Celebrating with the underprivileged

Celebrating with the underprivileged

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The trend of celebrating birthdays and festivals at orphanages is engaging the do-gooders in the city.

Pay rent or leave, MC tells 400 traders

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR:The estate wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued notices to more than 400 of its tenant shopkeepers, asking them to pay rent within one week or leave the possession.

City airport growing fast: Malik

City airport growing fast: Malik

21 Feb 2019 | 10:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Shwait Malik, member Rajya Sabha, shared progress of Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (SGRDJI) here on Wednesday.

BRIEFLY

Heritage walk organised

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

Amritsar: Disciplined Disciples International School (DDIS)has organised a heritage walk under its Principal Shabnam Sharma.

Havan in memory of Pulwama martyrs

Havan in memory of Pulwama martyrs

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The district unit of the state Congress organised a havan for the Pulwama martyrs at the Ram Talai temple here on Tuesday.

Hindu organisations hold protest against cattle deaths in city

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR: On the call of Gau Raksha Manch, leaders of the BJP and Hindu organisations staged a protest against the killing of cows at Kachari Chowk here on Tuesday.

Providing future for underprivileged girls

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO) in collaboration with Missiondeep Education Trust will train girls from underprivileged families to develop their skill for employment.

8 booked for cheating dera

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

TARN TARAN: Eight followers of Dera Charan Bagh, Goindwal Sahib, 25 km from here, took away two costly vehicles of the dera and demanded Rs 14 lakh ransom from the administrators for releasing the vehicles.

Civic body staff stage protest, demand three-month salary

Civic body staff stage protest, demand three-month salary

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

TARN TARAN: Employees of the Municipal Council (MC) on Tuesday held a protest against non-payment of salary for the past three months.

Provide infra in govt schools, NGOs urged

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR:The authorities of the district Education Department have urged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help them meet basic infrastructure in government schools.

Ban no deterrent, residents rearing cattle within city limits

Ban no deterrent, residents rearing cattle within city limits

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The carcasses of five cows, two oxen and a calf found on the streets of the city on Monday proved one thing.

OP Soni meets students, urges them to take care of environment

OP Soni meets students, urges them to take care of environment

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Education Minister OP Soni on Tuesday visited Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students.

Cultural fest for reviving lost arts of Punjab

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Preet Nagar in collaboration with the University of British Columbia and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK, is organising a cultural festival from February 16 to 24.

Trade centre to come up at original site, says PUDA Chief Administrator

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The Chief Administrator of PUDA, Deepti Uppal, has said the proposed integrated trade centre-cum-commercial complex will come up at its original location.

255 centres to be set up for PSEB exams

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A total of 255 centres for the Class X and Class XII PSEB exams will be set up in the district in March.

Frequency of Metro buses increases

Frequency of Metro buses increases

20 Feb 2019 | 8:23 AM

AMRITSAR: After observing the rush of passengers in Metro buses, the authorities have decided to increase their frequency from tomorrow.

Two-day int’l folk festival begins at KCW

Two-day int’l folk festival begins at KCW

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The two-day Amritsar International Folk Festival began at Khalsa College for Women on Monday.

Inmate escapes from hospital

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A prisoner escaped from TB Hospital here on Sunday. Besides him. the police have booked three cops for dereliction of duty. The prisoner, identified as Charanjit Singh Chani of Nakodar, Jalandhar, was brought to the hospital from Kapurthala Central Jail.

GNDU’s online courses

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The GNDU will start online degree courses this session. The university will be offering courses, such as MBA, BBA, MA (Punjabi) and MA(Religious Studies) among others.

BRIEFLY

Lok adalat settles 25 cases

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

TARN TARAN: The police arrested two persons from different places and seized 100 gram of opium and eight gram of heroin from their possession on Sunday.

Plantation drive begins

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

TARN TARAN: A district-level tree plantation drive dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev began from Sangha village on Monday.

CKD office-bearers pay obeisance at Golden Temple

CKD office-bearers pay obeisance at Golden Temple

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The newly elected president of Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) Nirmal Singh along with other office bearers on Monday paid obeisance at Golden Temple before occupying their seats officially.

Anti-leprosy fortnight observed in city

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Health Department observed anti-leprosy fortnight to spread awareness about the disease among residents.

Funds released for Ajnala development

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Kanwar Partap Singh Ajnala, youth Congress leader and son of MLA Harpartap Singh Ajnala, along with Block Development and Panchayat Officer Manmohan Singh, disbursed cheques of Rs 3.

Artistic revamp of Amritsar airport

Artistic revamp of Amritsar airport

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: As soon as global travellers land at the Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport, they are greeted with a magnificent wall art with Phulkari patterns, with motifs of the mud houses typical of any village in Punjab decades earlier.

Firing, panic in Mustafabad

Firing, panic in Mustafabad

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Panic gripped Mustafabad when a group of persons allegedly fired several gunshots over an old enmity on Sunday evening.

New DC assumes office

New DC assumes office

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The newly appointed Amritsar Deputy Commissioner, Shivdular Singh Dhillon, assumed office here on Monday.

Kashmiri students in city stay indoors fearing trouble

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: With news surfacing regarding Kashmiri students facing the heat in different parts of the country since the Pulwama attack, the ones living in the city too are in fear and confusion.

Grewal tears into Congress

Grewal tears into Congress

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP leader Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal has cast doubts on the intention of Capt Amarinder Singh government over its nationalistic approach.

Farmer unions express disappointment

Farmer unions express disappointment

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmer bodies have flayed the state government for “failing” to meet the expectations of the agrarian community passing through financial crises.

Fuel cost cut hailed, traffic mess end soughtPUNJAB BUDGET

Fuel cost cut hailed, traffic mess end sought

19 Feb 2019 | 9:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Budgetary announcements regarding reduction of fuel prices and infrastructural development among others have been hailed by city residents.

Two booked for Rs 50 lakh fraudBRIEFLY

Two booked for Rs 50 lakh fraud

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

TARN TARAN: Two rice millers (siblings) have been accused of defrauding a man of Rs 50 lakh. ASI Harbans Singh, investigating officer, said the accused had been identified as Surjit Singh of Amritsar and his brother Tarlok Singh of Dode Chhapa.

Loan waiver certificates distributed

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Raj Kumar Verka, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Amritsar west constituency, distributed loan waiver certificates among 28 farmers during an event at Gumanpura village here on Saturday.

Meet for medics at SGRD varsity

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day national postgraduate meet was inaugurated at Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences here on Saturday.

Athletic meet at DAV

Athletic meet at DAV

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The 64th annual sports and athletic meet of DAV College Amritsar began on Saturday. The two-day sports meet will see more than 300 students participating in more than 30 events.

‘Partition robbed Kapurthala of heritage’

‘Partition robbed Kapurthala of heritage’

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Kapurthala, also known as the Paris of Punjab owing to its beautiful French architecture, bore the brunt of Partition and its impact head on.

MC flayed over Mall road repair delay

MC flayed over Mall road repair delay

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Former Congress leader Mandeep Singh Manna has criticised the Municipal Corporation (MC) for spending Rs 32 lakh on celebrations of Basant wherein a kite flying competition and musical night was organised.

Rapid transit system sought for congested Circular Road

Rapid transit system sought for congested Circular Road

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Traffic mess on the outer Circular Road along the historic wall has prompted residents to demand mass public transport facility on it.

2 held for shooting groom

2 held for shooting groom

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Two persons were arrested on Saturday for shooting a groom during his marriage ceremony on January 22. The groom, Rajiv, had sustained a bullet injury. Earlier, the police thought that it might be the result of celebratory fire.

12 unregistered travel agents booked as crackdown goes on

12 unregistered travel agents booked as crackdown goes on

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Tightening the noose around those running unregistered travel agencies and IELTS coaching centres in the city, the police have booked 12 more persons.

Removal of AEOs flayed

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The move to remove assistant education officers (AEO) from the offices of district education officers (secondary education) has not down well with the teaching fraternity.

Daler Mehendi honoured at Golden Temple

Daler Mehendi honoured at Golden Temple

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Popular singer Daler Mehndi visited the Golden Temple on Saturday. He has released a Gurbani shabad — Guru Nanak Aaya — ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Garbage processing at Bhagtanwala dump soon

Garbage processing at Bhagtanwala dump soon

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Municipal Corporation will soon start the garbage processing work at Bhagtanwala dump here. The solid waste management company hired by the MC has arranged special machines from Bhopal for the purpose.

Pulwama martyrs remembered

Pulwama martyrs remembered

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Several social and political groups paid tributes to the martyrs of Pulwama terrorist attack on Saturday. FICCI FLO members gathered at Company Bagh and mourned the martyrdom of 44 CRPF jawans, who lost their lives in one of the worst terrorist attacks in the valley.

Curbing drug abuse tops DCP’s list

Curbing drug abuse tops DCP’s list

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Bhupinder Singh assumed office here on Saturday. He said his priorities would be peaceful conduct of the Lok Sabha elections, nailing the drug peddlers and streamlining the traffic in the holy city.

City to have 3 street food hubs

City to have 3 street food hubs

17 Feb 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The holy city, known for its gastronomy, may soon get clean street food hubs as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is considering three such sites here. Health officials said a survey team had already approved the clean street food hub near Galiara, Golden Temple.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Virasat Mela off to a colourful start

Virasat Mela off to a colourful start

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: The renowned and much-awaited annual cultural extravaganza, Virasat Mela, got off to a colourful start here on Friday. As part of the inauguration of the mela, a procession was taken out by the Malwa Heritage and Sabhyacharak Foundation, Bathinda, in which decorated camels walked in a line, horses and adorned elephants danced while tractor trolleys carried a tableau depicting the now-forgotten culture of Punjab.

City police to come up with mobile app

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police are all set to launch an emergency mobile application, which would have contact numbers of all emergency services, including police, ambulance, fire brigade, vehicle mechanic and various other services.

Imparting inclusive education to special children

Imparting inclusive education to special children

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: To make differently-abled children self-sufficient and employable, Gurbanta Dass School for Deaf and Dumb Children has been training students in automobile repairs (scooter/bikes).

5 Muktsar schools recognised for good show

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

MUKTSAR: Krishan Kumar, Secretary of Education, has recognised five government senior secondary schools in the district for improving their performance.

Gidderbaha SDM assumes charge

Gidderbaha SDM assumes charge

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

MUKTSAR: Om Parkash, a PCS officer who was transferred recently, assumed the charge of Gidderbaha SDM on Friday.

Vocational courses in schools to go, teachers a worried lot

Vocational courses in schools to go, teachers a worried lot

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Members of Vocational Masters’ Union submitted a memorandum of demands to the district Education Department, demanding not to replace vocational courses with National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF).

Rly committee member gives memo to Harsimrat, DRM

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Sukhdev Ram Bansal, a member of the Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee (DRUCC), Ambala division, has given a demand letter to Union Minister of Food Processing and Member of Parliament from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Ambala Division, over the issue pertaining to the Bathinda railway station.

SIT to tighten noose on SP for fabricating bullet marks

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

FARIDKOT: Probing the fabrication of 18 marks of gun pellets on the escort Gypsy of former Moga SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab Police has found out that the marks were made at the residence of an advocate on the evening of October 14, 2015.

CPF employees sit on indefinite dharna in city

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the CPF Employees’ Union sat on an indefinite dharna at Children’s Park here on Friday.

Rs 1.26-cr loan given to farmers at BOI camp

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: A loan and recovery camp was organised by Bank of India at its GT Road branch here on Friday.

8 swine flu deaths reported from city this season

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 608 swine flu cases of B-category (moderate symptoms of H1N1) have been reported in the district this season so far.

Buddy groups playing key role in war against drugs

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

BATHINDA: Mansa Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait on Friday said 19,648 ‘buddy groups’ in the district, comprising young school and college students, were playing a pivotal role in the Punjab Government’s war against drugs.

BRIEFLY

SSP to probe cops’ misbehaviour

23 Feb 2019 | 7:49 AM

MALOUT: After a video of two cops allegedly misbehaving with a truck driver went viral on social media, the Muktsar SSP on Friday said he would investigate the matter and take appropriate action.

Agri Dept to prepare soil fertility map

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

Muktsar: The Agriculture Department has initiated the process of preparing the soil fertility map of the district. HS Sra, ADC (D), said the administration was testing 16,115 samples of soil for this purpose.

Every block to get world-class stadium, says Sports Minister

Every block to get world-class stadium, says Sports Minister

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BARNALA:Sports and Youth Services Minister of Punjab Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi on Thursday said the state government was going to construct world-class sports stadiums in every block across the state.

Dept offers proposal for Rs 25K to Rs 75K incentives to doctors

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

FARIDKOT: The state health department has offered a proposal of granting Rs 25000, Rs 50,000 and Rs 75,000 monthly incentive to the specialist doctors (MDs) to attract them to rural and remote areas.

PEDA: Comply with energy conservation building code

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: Executive members of Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) in association with Design2Occupancy conducted a district-level workshop-cum-exhibition in Giani Zail Singh School of Architecture, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, Bathinda, to demonstrate energy efficient building materials.

Six BFGI students get placement

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: Six students of Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) got placement in two reputed leading IT companies recently.

Mother Tongue Day observed

Mother Tongue Day observed

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: Students and faculty members of Central University of Punjab observed International Mother Tongue Day here on Thursday.

Fill in forms under kisan scheme, farmers urged

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA/MUKTSAR: The Deputy Commissioner on Thursday appealed to eligible farmers to approach the village cooperative societies to fill up the forms at the earliest under the PM Kisan Samman Scheme to get Rs 6,000 per year, which will directly be credited into their bank account in three equal instalments.

Harsimrat visits AIIMS construction...

Harsimrat visits AIIMS construction...

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA:Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday visited the AIIMS site on the Bathinda-Dabwali road.

Studies of special kids suffer as resource centre lacks space

Studies of special kids suffer as resource centre lacks space

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: Lack of adequate space is posing the biggest hindrance in providing education and training to differently abled children studying at District Special Resource Centre near the Nai Basti area here.

Teachers protest outside DEO office

Teachers protest outside DEO office

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BARNALA: Government teachers under the banner of the Adhyapak Sangharash Committee stage a protest outside the office of the District Education Officer (DEO) (Elementary) here on Thursday.

Employees take to streets for CPF

Employees take to streets for CPF

22 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding release of contributory provident fund, members of the CPF Employees’ Union took out a protest march here on Thursday. They also sat on an indefinite dharna. Scores of protesters gathered near Children Park and raised slogans against the state government.

BRIEFLY

Two held with banned tablets

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

Bathinda: The Mansa police have arrested two persons after habit-forming drugs were recovered from their possession. Sardulgarh DSP Sanjiv Goyal said a police party was patrolling and on suspicion, a car was stopped.

Khali flays terror attack on CRPF jawans

Khali flays terror attack on CRPF jawans

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

Bathinda: Wrestler The Great Khali condemned the recent terror attack that occurred in Pulwama, J&K, and said diplomacy would barely serve any purpose now. India must give a befitting reply to those who perpetrated the heinous act. Khali said this while addressing a press meet to announce a wrestling event in the city.

Differently abled players showcase sporting prowess

Differently abled players showcase sporting prowess

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: Players from all across the state showcased their athletic prowess during the State Paralympic Championship held at Guru Kashi University (GKU), Talwandi Sabo, on Wednesday.

2 addicts found murdered

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

TARN TARAN: Two persons, said to be addicts, were found murdered under mysterious circumstances at a house in Valmiki Gali of Mohalla Jaswant Singh on Tuesday night.

PG Studies Dept of Pbi varsity centre gets first woman head

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: In a first, the Postgraduate Studies Department, Punjabi University’s Regional Centre here, got its first woman head.

Teachers boycott ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ project in Faridkot

Teachers boycott ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ project in Faridkot

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

FARIDKOT: To register their resentment against the state government for canecharging on the protesting teachers in Patiala and not fulfilling promises made to them, members of the Teachers Struggle Committee on Wednesday announced to boycott the ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ project.

Rahul going soft on Sidhu, says Harsimrat

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: Lashing out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday accused him of going soft on Navjot Sidhu.

BSNL employees stay off work for third consecutive day

BSNL employees stay off work for third consecutive day

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) employees continued their strike for the third consecutive day today.

Powercom contractual staff up in arms over pending demands

Powercom contractual staff up in arms over pending demands

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: Members of Theka Mulazam Sangharsh Committee (Powercom zone Bathinda) staged a protest over their pending demands and burnt an effigy of Power Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar at Hanuman Chowk here today.

Undertrial flees from custody

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: A 25-year-old woman undertrial escaped from the police custody at the OPD building in the Civil Hospital here.

Employees’ union protests, wants demands met

Employees’ union protests, wants demands met

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab and UT Mulazum and Pensioners Sangharsh Committee staged a protest over pending demands here on Wednesday.

IHM staff members approch DC, file plaint

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: A few staff members of the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) have filed a complaint against their principal with the Deputy Commissioner, demanding a probe against her.

Hearing in treatment plant case adjourned

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the solid waste management plant case till March 2.

2 theft cases reported from dist

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

BATHINDA: Two theft incidents were reported from the district on Wednesday. In the first incident, three miscreants snatched a bag containing cash from a finance company official at Maur.

Toddler crushed to death by school van

Toddler crushed to death by school van

21 Feb 2019 | 9:19 AM

MALOUT: A one-and-a-half-year-old boy was allegedly crushed to death by a private school van at Ajit Nagar here on Wednesday.

Five booked for Rs46-lakh fraud

20 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: Five persons have been booked for duping a resident of Rampura Phul of Rs 46 lakh.

Man robbed of phone, 2 booked

20 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: A man was robbed of a mobile phone at Rampura in this district.

Sports activities play a constructive role in youngsters’ life: VC

Sports activities play a constructive role in youngsters’ life: VC

20 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: The Central University of Punjab (CUP) on Tuesday organised the opening ceremony of its 7th annual sports and athletics meet on the premises here.

Dal Khalsa hits out at ex-DGP for opposing IGP’s arrest

20 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

FARIDKOT:A day after former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini reportedly dubbed the arrest of Inspector General of Police Paramraj Singh Umranangal by a special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police as a politically motivated move, the Dal Khalsa alleged that to blackmail the ruling class of the turbulent times in the state, the former DGP had raked up the Referendum 2020 proposal.

BFC students shine in Pbi varsity BSc exams

20 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Baba Farid College (BFC) have secured 12 merit positions in the BSc (Biotechnology) exams, the results of which were announced by Punjabi University.

BSNL staff ’s stir enters 2nd day

BSNL staff ’s stir enters 2nd day

20 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: Employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Tuesday continued with their protest for the second consecutive day in front of the BSNL office at Bharat Nagar here.

Police plan to install more CCTV cameras in city

Police plan to install more CCTV cameras in city

20 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: To keep a vigil on miscreants’ activities, the police have started installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at various locations in the city.

Farmers advised to form self-help...

Farmers advised to form self-help...

20 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA:Guru Gobind Singh Refinery (GGSR), in association with the Animal Husbandry Department, organised a livestock breed competition at Malkana village here.

IHM staff, principal at loggerheads

IHM staff, principal at loggerheads

20 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: High drama was witnessed at the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) here as a heated argument took place between four IHM employees and principal Rajnit Kohli. The situation became so tense that the police had to intervene.

BRIEFLY

Parasports state meet on Feb 20

19 Feb 2019 | 9:18 AM

Bathinda: Members of the Parasports Association of Punjab announced that a one-day para state-level championship would be organised at Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo, on February 20.

PGI, Health Ministry team reaches Faridkot

19 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

FARIDKOT: To take a decision about the starting of classes for the first batch of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bathinda, from the premises of Government Medical College at Faridkot, an eight-member team of doctors from the PGI, Chandigarh, AIIMS Delhi and Union Ministry of Health reached here on Monday.

MCB plans to upgrade parks

19 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation has planned to upgrade parks in various parts of the city. It has approved seven proposals in the recently held General House meeting.

Butterfly zone nears completion

19 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

BATHINDA: A butterfly zone will be developed in approximately 3.5 acres at Bir Talab Zoo soon. An amount of Rs 10-12 lakh out of total Rs 26 lakh from the MGNREGA has already been spent on this project, which is likely to be completed in a few days.

Five two-wheelers, two cars stolen

19 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

BATHINDA: Two cars, four motorcycles and one active scooter have been stolen in the city in the past three days.

Awareness on drugs need of the hour, says MGSIPAdirector

19 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

FARIDKOT: The Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA), in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, on Monday organised a workshop on “Drug abuse prevention for police functionaries” at the Police Lines here.

3,681 took benefit of Saanjh Kendras in Jan, says SSP

19 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

MANSA: Mansa SSP Gulneet Singh Khurana on Monday said the Mansa police were committed to providing the services under one roof at the Saanjh Kendras, enabling the public to get their work done in a hassle-free manner.

BSNL staff go on 3-day strike

BSNL staff go on 3-day strike

19 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

BATHINDA: Following a call given by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), BSNL executive and non-executive employees on Monday went on a three-day strike against the Union Government and the Department of Telecom over their long-pending demands.

Harsimrat opens FOBs at railway station

Harsimrat opens FOBs at railway station

19 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

BATHINDA: Union Cabinet Minister for Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, inaugurated newly constructed FOBs (foot overbridges) at the city railway station on Monday.

City gets food street, ITI to RampuraPUNJAB BUDGET

City gets food street, ITI to Rampura

19 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

BATHINDA: State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Monday announced a food street for Bathinda to promote Punjabi cuisine, along with setting up of a new ITI at Rampura Phul in the budget presented in the Vidhan Sabha.

3 booked for demanding dowry

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: Three persons of a family have been booked on the charge of demanding dowry.

Man ends life

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

Malout: A 28-year-old man of Ravidas Nagar here allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house here on Sunday.

Petrol pump munshi kidnapped, Rs2-lakh ransom sought in city

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: An employee (munshi) of Malwa Rice Sheller, located near a petrol pump in Ramsara village in Rama Mandi, was kidnapped by two unidentified motorcycle riders on Saturday afternoon.

Kolianwali’s release to boost Akalis’ morale

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

LAMBI: Senior SAD leader Dyal Singh Kolianwali on Saturday got bail from a Mohali court in a disproportionate assets case registered by the state Vigilance Bureau (VB).

Farmer turns kitchen garden waste into manure in Muktsar

Farmer turns kitchen garden waste into manure in Muktsar

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

MUKTSAR: Gurjinder Singh (39), a farmer and a resident of Ward Number 11 here, who owns agricultural land on Barkandi road, has set an example for many others as he is making manure from the biodegradable waste of his kitchen garden.

Job opportunities in food processing sector: Harsimrat

Job opportunities in food processing sector: Harsimrat

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: A three-day international conference on “Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture-Emerging Techniques” concluded at Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) here on Saturday.

Job fair: 335 get employment

Job fair: 335 get employment

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 670 candidates participated in the mega job fair on the third day here at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) on Sunday.

1,246 students given free health treatment under RBSK in Barnala

1,246 students given free health treatment under RBSK in Barnala

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BARNALA: Under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), 1,246 students of anganwadi centres and government schools in Barnala district have received free treatment from April 2018 to January 31.

Pulwama attack: AFDR expresses condolences

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR) have expressed condolences over the death of the CRPF troopers in the Lethpora area of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

ETT-TET pass unemployed teachers demand jobs

ETT-TET pass unemployed teachers demand jobs

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the ETT-TET Pass Unemployed Teachers’ Union carried out a protest march against the state government and demanded permanent jobs.

Peninsula Mall owner booked for fraud

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: The HBN Company has got embroiled in another controversy as the Thermal Plant police have registered a case of fraud against its owner.

STATE BUDGET

City residents hope for new projects, employment avenues

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: City residents have high hopes from the state budget, which will be presented by Punjab Finance Minister and local MLA Manpreet Singh Badal in the Vidhan Sabha on February 18.

Beekeeping catches Mansa farmers’ fancy

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: Beekeeping is getting popular among Mansa farmers as 107 people have adopted it as their chief source of income. Officials in the Horticulture Department said the number of farmers adopting beekeeping has been rising day by day.

Harsimrat lashes out at Cong govt for ‘misleading’ people

Harsimrat lashes out at Cong govt for ‘misleading’ people

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: Union Minister for Food Processing and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday lashed out at the Congress government for “stopping the pension of the aged persons, the atta-dal scheme, shagun scheme and not waiving off the debt of farmers”.

Now, MCB to beautify DAV pond at Rs 2.09 cr

Now, MCB to beautify DAV pond at Rs 2.09 cr

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has planned to beautify the DAV pond at a cost of Rs 2. The civic body is also planning to convert the pond, spread over 11.78 acres, into a picnic spot.

Continued cloudy weather leaves farmers worried

Continued cloudy weather leaves farmers worried

18 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

FARIDKOT: Farmers in the region are a worried lot as the cloudy weather prevalent for the past few days and forecast of the same weather conditions in the coming days as well spells doom for the wheat crop.

BRIEFLY

Certification for CHC Goniana

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

Bathinda: For maintaining the high quality standards while providing health services, Community Health Centre (CHC), Goniana, has been accorded the ''National Quality Certification'' by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Three land in police net for lifting vehicles in city

Three land in police net for lifting vehicles in city

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: The Civil Lines police on Saturday arrested three persons for allegedly stealing vehicles in the city.

Man dies of drug overdose

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: A man was died of drug overdose at the Civil Hospital during treatment on Saturday.

Man commits suicide in Faridkot

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

FARIDKOT: A 35-year-old person allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Faridkot on Saturday.

PPS organises farewell party for classes X, XII students

PPS organises farewell party for classes X, XII students

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: Police Public School (PPS) on Saturday organised a farewell party for students of classes X and XII on the campus in Mansa.

Students given health tips at CUP camp

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: A health awareness-cum-check-up camp was organised at Central University of Punjab (CUP) here on Saturday.

Hard work key to success, says Asian Games gold medallist

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA : Malwa College of Physical Education on Saturday organised its annual athletics meet on the college campus here.

State govt to promote goat rearing in Talwandi Sabo

State govt to promote goat rearing in Talwandi Sabo

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development and Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Saturday said the Punjab Government had selected Talwandi Sabo tehsil of Bathinda district as a pilot project of the Animal Husbandry Department to promote goat rearing to improve the socio-economic conditions of small and marginal farmers.

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Harsimrat visits villages

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Harsimrat visits villages

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who is local MLA, visited various villages in the Bathinda (Rural) Assembly constituency on Saturday.

Robbers continue to target employees of finance firms

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

MUKTSAR: Employees of finance companies seem to be on the radar of robbers in the district.

Fire outbreak at Sirki Bazaar

Fire outbreak at Sirki Bazaar

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: A fire broke out allegedly due to a short-circuit at Sirki Bazaar late on Friday night.

Job fair sees low turnout of aspirants on Day 2

Job fair sees low turnout of aspirants on Day 2

17 Feb 2019 | 9:08 AM

BATHINDA: The mega job fair being held under the state government’s coveted ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ initiative at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) proved to be a damp squib on the second day as it witnessed a low turnout of aspirants.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
GMCH overlooks report, wants MBBS seats up

GMCH overlooks report, wants MBBS seats up

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Setting aside a report of a nine-member committee of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, which pointed out glaring deficiencies for increasing the MBBS seats from the existing 100 to 150, the authorities concerned have sent the proposal for approval to the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Court rap for UT police as murder accused walk free

Court rap for UT police as murder accused walk free

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:For the SHO of the Sector 26 police station, Inspector Anokh Singh, it was work as usual on August 14, 2013.

Kashmiri boy ‘thrashed’ in auto-rickshaw

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mohammad Weqas, a 20-year-old Kashmiri student pursuing third year in civil engineering at the Quest Group of Institutions on the Landran-Sirhind highway, Jhanjeri, has accused five unknown men of beating him up on his way to Landran in a shared auto-rickshaw.

980 cases of liquor seized, driver held

980 cases of liquor seized, driver held

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

MOHALI:Foiling an attempt of liquor smuggling from Chandigarh to Punjab, a team of the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department arrested a truck driver and seized 980 cases from the vehicle.

Man damages ATM in Sec 15

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:A man, who visited an ATM in Sector 15, probably to withdraw money, damaged the machine and stole the CCTV camera installed in the ATM booth.

2 snatchers held, 6 mobiles recovered

2 snatchers held, 6 mobiles recovered

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have nabbed two snatchers, who had snatched a mobile phone from a person on the intervening night of February 13 and 14.

‘Thrashing Kashmiri students punishable offence’

‘Thrashing Kashmiri students punishable offence’

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:In the wake of recent Pulwama attack, the Centre for Human Rights and Duties, in collaboration with the Department of Defence and National Security Studies, organised a panel discussion on ‘Human Rights and National Security Concerns in India: Emerging Challenges.

NCC promotes discipline: Badnore

NCC promotes discipline: Badnore

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:A three-day NCC Leadership Seminar for training cadets of the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Directorate was inaugurated by the VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab, at the NCC Complex here on Friday.

University launches disability access audit

University launches disability access audit

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Adhering to the Chandigarh Administration’s decision of making UT the first disabled-friendly city, NSS volunteers from Panjab University launched their access audit survey from the Vice-Chancellor Office here on Friday.

Prof Singla appointed Dean, Research, at PU

Prof Singla appointed Dean, Research, at PU

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Professor RK Singla, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science and Application, Panjab University, was appointed as the Dean, Research, on Friday.

Tagore Theatre reverberates with bhajansART & CULTURE

Tagore Theatre reverberates with bhajans

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Patriotic fervour and devotional aura pervaded at Tagore Theatre as Bollywood playback singer and performer Anuradha Paudwal performed during a ‘Bhajan Yatra’, which was dedicated to Pulwama warriors, here on Friday.

Young Scientist Award for botany Asst Professor

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Panjab University, has been awarded the ‘Young Scientist Award’ by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India, for his research and contribution to the area of plant improvement for the biennium 2017-2018.

MRA Modern, PanchkulaSCHOOL NOTES

MRA Modern, Panchkula

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

Students of Class IX of MRA Modern Public School accorded a farewell to students of Class X. The party began with ‘tikka’ ceremony.

Rose Fest begins on patriotic note

Rose Fest begins on patriotic note

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The 47th Rose Festival began with homage to CRPF jawans martyred in the recent Pulwama terror attack, at Rose Garden here today.

On Day 1, sweets sold like hot cakes at ‘Srijan’

On Day 1, sweets sold like hot cakes at ‘Srijan’

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:‘Srijan’, the exclusive store of Burail jail in Sector 22 here, did a brisk business on the first day of its operation on Thursday.

Khaki rejig in UT

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four DSPs and an ASP were transferred by the UT police on Thursday.

Soon, uniform policy for community centres in city

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation has framed a common policy on providing facilities at the community centres in the city.

UT stops illegal construction

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Officials of the Land Acquisition Office (LAO), UT, today visited the Shastri Nagar area of Kishangarh village and stopped illegal construction being done there.

AAP backs agitating NHM employees

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday extended support to NHM employees protesting here for the past 18 days.

Minor girl goes missing, kin allege abduction

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A minor girl went missing from Zirakpur on Wednesday.

Web portal operator attacked in Ambala

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA:The Ambala police have registered a case against some people, including two identified men, under Sections 379A (1), 379, 427 and 506 of the IPC on the complaint of a web portal operator on Friday.

Four booked for detaining labourers, not paying wages

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA:The Ambala police have booked four persons for allegedly detaining labourers, not paying their wages and using derogatory remarks against them.

Bike stolen

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

KHARAR: The police have a registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC against an unidentified person for stealing a motorcycle.

Road mishap victim succumbs to injuries

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A 21-year-old youth succumbed to his injuries while two others sustained injuries when the motorcycle they were riding on was allegedly hit by a car near Chhat village on Thursday night.

Vigilance official booked under anti-graft Act

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA:An official working in the Vigilance Division has been booked on the complaint of the Executive Engineer, Vigilance Division, Irrigation Water Resources Department, Ambala, under Section 13 (1) (e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act at the Baldev Nagar police station on Friday.

Saras Mela kicks off

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA:State Health Minister Anil Vij inaugurated a 12-day Saras Mela at the Gandhi Ground in Ambala Cantonment this evening.

Alcoholism among children highest in Punjab, finds study

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI:More than half of Punjabi men drink alcohol and the state also houses the highest proportion of children consuming psychoactive substance.

Youth booked for raping teen

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA:The local police have booked a youth for allegedly raping a minor girl (17) in Ambala City on Thursday evening.

28-year-old kidnapped, Rs 1-crore ransom sought

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA:A 28-year-old man has allegedly been kidnapped by some unidentified persons in the Shahzadpur area here today.

Special train from Chandigarh to Gujarat’s Statue of Unity

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI:The Indian Railway is starting a special train for tourists visiting “the Statue of Unity” in Gujarat.

Punjab drugs case: Verbal spat between advocates

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:An unsavoury scene was witnessed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court this afternoon, compelling the Chief Justice, Justice Krishna Murari, to adjourn the hearing before retiring to his chamber.

Anurag slams Pak for ‘nurturing terrorism’

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Pakistan knows it can’t fight India head-on, that’s why it is fighting cowardly proxy war through its terror subsidiaries such as Jaish-e-Mohammad and Jamar-ul-Dawa.

City boys storm into quarters

City boys storm into quarters

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hashim and Maninder Singh scored a brace each as Chandigarh ended the league stage with a 4-1 win over Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu in the ongoing 9th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2019 (A Division) at the Sports Authority of India Campus in Aurangabad on Friday.

Struggling Minerva face Neroca FC test at home today

Struggling Minerva face Neroca FC test at home today

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

PANCHKULA:After facing a 4-0 defeat against Iranian Pro League side Saipa FC on their AFC Cup debut, Minerva Punjab FC will be eager to get back on their feet when they take on Neroca FC in their 17th-roound I-League match at Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on February 22.

City stadiums to remain closed on Sundays

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Sports Department has finally accepted the coaches’ long-pending demand of shutting all the local stadiums on Sundays and second Saturdays.

Visual, gourmet treat for visitors at Baradari Gardens in city

Visual, gourmet treat for visitors at Baradari Gardens in city

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:The Department of Culture and Tourism, along with the district administration, organised a flower and food festival at Baradari Gardens here on Friday.

CRAFTS MELA

Admn checks parking area

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:After The Tribune highlighted various issues being faced by visitors at the Crafts Mela, the district administration conducted a surprise checking on Friday.

Villagers, parents lock school gates over casteist remarks by teachers

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:Students, parents and villagers staged a dharna and locked the gates of Government Middle School at Bhanri village this morning to protest against two schoolteachers for allegedly making casteist remarks against students belonging to the Scheduled Caste.

Teachers burn Edu Secy’s effigy

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:Hundreds of teachers, associated with Adhyapak Sangarsh Committee, on Friday held protests in various parts of the district against the deployment of police personnel on schools’ premises.

IN BRIEF

Youth robbed of mobile phone

23 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

Chandigarh: An Activa rider allegedly thrashed an 18-year-old youth, a student of BA first year, and robbed him of his mobile phone on February 21.

IN BRIEF

Thefts reported from 2 houses

22 Feb 2019 | 11:43 AM

Chandigarh: Two house thefts were reported from the city from where thieves decamped with valuables.

In gratitude, Kashmiris offer discounts and free services to Sikhs

In gratitude, Kashmiris offer discounts and free services to Sikhs

21 Feb 2019 | 6:14 PM

CHANDIGARH: A non-profit organisation, Khalsa Aid, on Wednesday night received several messages and calls from the Kashmiri students who were ferried to Jammu free of cost.

GS Memorial School, ZirakpurSCHOOL NOTES

GS Memorial School, Zirakpur

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

The school organised its annual prize distribution function. NK Sharma, MLA, Dera Bassi, ex-chief parliamentary secretary, Punjab, was the chief guest.

HC raps Punjab for non-cooperationCAT-III LANDING FACILITY AT INT’L AIRPORT

HC raps Punjab for non-cooperation

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Taking serious note of the Punjab Government’s alleged non-cooperation in the Chandigarh international airport matter, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed state Advocate-General Atul Nanda to remain present before the Bench on each and every date of hearing.

Justice tempered with mercy is better: Chief Justice Murari

Justice tempered with mercy is better: Chief Justice Murari

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH: Earlier, the judicial profession used to be male-dominated. Now, women have 50 per cent representation in the judiciary, which is a progressive trend.

PDA, MC tighten the noose around illegal colonies

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

PATIALA:The regularisation policy for compounding illegal colonies, plots and buildings has failed to attract colonisers in the areas under the Municipal Corporation (MC) and the Patiala Urban Planning and Development Authority (PDA) despite lenient laws enacted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to bring them into the fold of planned development.

Villagers allege land grab by civic body

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

PATIALA:Residents of a number of villages, including Ablowal village, held a protest against the Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) today.

PU celebrates World Mother Tongue Day

PU celebrates World Mother Tongue Day

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

PATIALA:The Department of Development of Punjabi Language at Punjabi University (PU) celebrated the World Mother Tongue Day here today.

14 booked for submitting fake job documents to Army

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

PATIALA:As many as fourteen aspirants, all of the Sangrur district, have been booked for submitting fake documents for getting selected in the Army.

More than 1 lakh examined at health camp

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

PATIALA:The District Health Department under the ‘Punjab Sehat Muhim’ has conducted a check-up of more than one lakh people in three weeks.

Visitors pay more for parking, food at heritage fest

Visitors pay more for parking, food at heritage fest

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

PATIALA:Thousands of city residents are being looted under the garb of the “heritage festival”, the much-awaited fair, which commenced on here Tuesday.

Kilaraipur games postponed

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH:Organisers of the famous Kilaraipur Sports Fair have postponed the commencement of the annaul event from February 22 to March 8.

Karan, Rakesh make the final cut

Karan, Rakesh make the final cut

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Karan Khaitan and Rakesh Anand qualified for the national finals of the MercedesTrophy 2019 on the third of the Gurugram leg at the ITC Classic Golf and Country Resort in Gurugram on Thursday.

WOMEN’S T20 LEAGUE

Meena, Sunita help Punjab girls beat Goa

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:An unbeaten 43-run knock by BN Meena and a four-wicket haul by Sunita Rani helped Punjab women beat their Goa counterparts by 27 runs in a low scoring Senior Women’s T20 League match at the MBB Stadium in Agartala on Thursday.

Himachal boys stun Services

Himachal boys stun Services

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Himachal Pradesh stunned Services Sports Control Board after trailing by three goals, while Punjab & Sind Bank let slip a one-goal advantage to lose on Day 5 of the 9th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship (A Division) in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, today.

2-day CME begins at PGI today

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Lupus nephritis and glomerulonephritis are an important cause of kidney disease and account for up to 20 per cent of end stage renal disease requiring dialysis.

Tandon meets UT Adviser, discusses various issues

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:City BJP president Sanjay Tandon met UT Adviser Manoj Parida.

Tributes paid to martyred CRPF jawans

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:All retired officers of the Central Armed Police Forces Association (North India), Chandigarh, serving senior officers and men of the Central Reserve Police Force paid tributes to the 40 jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack on February14, at the CRPF Headquarters here today.

Dentists show solidarity with Pulwama martyrs’ kin

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of the Indian Dental Association (IDA), Chandigarh State Branch, offered condolences to the families of the soldiers martyred in the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Regularise services: Contractual staff

Regularise services: Contractual staff

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Contractual employees led by the Contractual Employees Action Committee today staged a protest outside Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

Stalking case against Sohana resident

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Acting on the complaint of a woman, the police here booked a resident of Sohana village in Mohali under Sections 294 (singing, reciting or uttering any obscene song, ballad or words in or near any public place), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 354-D (stalking) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

Groom’s father booked for firing gunshots

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

MOHALI:The police booked a man for firing gunshots during the marriage party of his son at Mullanpur.

35 bonded labourers rescued from brick-kiln

35 bonded labourers rescued from brick-kiln

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

AMBALA:The district administration on Thursday rescued 35 bonded labourers, including minors, from a brick-kiln at Gokalgarh village of Mullana.

Arya Toll moves HC over cancellation of pact

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:The parking firm, Arya Toll Infra Limited, has challenged the Municipal Corporation (MC) order cancelling the contract with it in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Bar council elections held

Bar council elections held

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Advocate Partap Singh has been elected to represent the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana in the Bar Council of India (BCI).

Bihar native arrested for Rs 10L fraud

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

AMBALA:The police have arrested a native of Bihar for duping a local resident of Rs 10 lakh on the pretext of providing an agency of Patanjali, a retail chain.

Kirron lays foundation stone of new sewerage at Dadu Majra

Kirron lays foundation stone of new sewerage at Dadu Majra

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:MP Kirron Kher laid the foundation stone of a new sewerage at Dadu Majra village here on Thursday.

Murder bid co-accused arrested

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT police have arrested the second accused in a case of assault on a city shopkeeper.

LS poll: Voter verification camps in city on Feb 23, 24

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Election Department will hold special camps on February 23 and 24 to facilitate all unregistered but eligible voters to get their names registered in the electoral rolls.

HUDA MULTIPLE PLOTS ALLOTMENT CASE

HC questions procurement of SIM on false information

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Virtually widening the scope of a plea filed by a counsel in the HUDA multiple plots allotment case alleging issuance of threats to him, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today questioned the procurement of SIM card by the caller on phony details.

Ghazal maestro spells magicART & CULTURE

Ghazal maestro spells magic

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Retaining the freshness in his voice, Bollywood playback singer and ghazal maestro Vinod Sehgal gave a memorable finale to the concert, ‘Ghazal Usne Chhedi’, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi and the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, at Tagore Theatre here on Thursday.

CGC students have a gala time during annual function

CGC students have a gala time during annual function

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

KHARAR:The Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri, celebrated their annual function ‘Virsa-2019’ with pomp and show on Thursday.

ENTRANCE EXAM TO CLASS VI

Bhavan Vidyalaya seeks clarification from Edu Dept

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the Chandigarh Education Department is yet to notify the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019, which introduces detention for Classes V and VIII, Bhavan Vidhyalya School, Sector 27, in a clarification to the District Education Officer (DEO) said it was reasonable to infer after the amendment that a school could screen students seeking admission to Class VI.

Gap in seats, enrolment figure behind poor implementation of RTE Act : Report

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

NEW DELHI:According to a new report, lack of accurate and latest data for evaluation, slowdown in the growth of EWS student count in schools and gap between the percentage of available seats and enrolment figures are among the reasons behind lapses in the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

2 motorcycles set on fire

2 motorcycles set on fire

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Unidentified miscreants set two motorcycles on fire at Dadu Majra Colony on Wednesday night.

Srijan to showcase items from other jails too

Srijan to showcase items from other jails too

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:The exclusive outlet of Burail Jail, where products made by inmates will be sold, will also provide a platform to showcase and sell products made by inmates of jails in neighbouring states, including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.

Allay Kashmiri students’ fears, says Mohali DC

Allay Kashmiri students’ fears, says Mohali DC

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

MOHALI:In the wake of incidents of reported harassment of Kashmiri students after the Pulwama terror attack, the Mohali Deputy Commissioner has directed the authorities of all private and government colleges and other educational institutions to hold special meetings with Kashmiri students to imbibe a sense of security and safety among them.

Newborns swapped at Kharar hospital

Newborns swapped at Kharar hospital

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

KHARAR:Tempers ran high when at the local Civil Hospital when two newborns got swapped allegedly due to the negligence of the hospital staff.

Lowest day temp, highest rainfall in Feb since 2014

Lowest day temp, highest rainfall in Feb since 2014

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a record of sorts, the city witnessed the maximum rainfall and the lowest day temperature in February this year since 2014.

Traffic diversions to be in place for 3 days

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:In view of the Rose Festival, the police have decided to introduce road diversions near the venue on February 23 and 24.

Rose Fest chopper ride to cost  Rs 2,310

Rose Fest chopper ride to cost Rs 2,310

22 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:The helicopter ride will cost visitors less this year during the three-day Rose Festival, which begins tomorrow.

Outlet selling products made by Burail Jail inmates inaugurated

Outlet selling products made by Burail Jail inmates inaugurated

21 Feb 2019 | 8:51 PM

CHANDIGARH: UT adviser Manoj Kumar Parida on Thursday inaugurated the first exclusive outlet where products made by Burail Jail inmates will be sold. The outlet Srijan opened in Sector 22.

Court raps UT magistrate for acting in ‘very casual manner’TRIAL IN FORGERY CASE

Court raps UT magistrate for acting in ‘very casual manner’

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has rapped a UT Judicial Magistrate First Class for acting in “a very casual manner” while conducting a trial in a cheating and forgery case reported to the police by Panjab University.

BRIEFLY

Balkar Singh new P’kula DC

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

Panchkula: Balkar Singh has been appointed the new Deputy Commissioner of Panchkula.

BRIEFLY

Stunners win Satluj u-12 c’ship

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

IKNOOR:Panchkula: Satluj Stunners Cricket Academy beat Satluj Achievers by five wickets to win the Satluj U-12 Invitational Cup Cricket Tournament here on Wednesday.

MERCEDESTROPHY

Sunny, Puja make it to national finals

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

GURUGRAM:Gurugram golfers Sunny Sodhi and Puja Batra qualified for the national finals of MercedesTrophy 2019 on the second day of the Gurugram leg at the ITC Classic Golf and Country Resort here on Wednesday.

Dalwinder in quarters, Ajay crashes out

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab’s Dalwinder Singh beat Shivam Dalmia of Delhi in straight sets to ease into the quarterfinals of the MCC-SR Subramaniam Memorial AITA Men’s Tennis Championship in Chennai on Wednesday.

Ahead of Oly qualifiers, Pranaav focused on regaining fitness

Ahead of Oly qualifiers, Pranaav focused on regaining fitness

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Left to deal with fitness issues for most part of the last season, India’s doubles specialist Pranaav Jerry Chopra is aiming to return to his best form ahead of the Olympic qualification events.

Amandeep to compete in Australian Classic

Amandeep to compete in Australian Classic

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

BONVILLE:A five-member Indian contingent, including Amandeep Drall and Vani Kapoor, is all set to tee off at the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic - Bonville, a co-sanctioned event with the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour, here Thursday.

U-23 CHAMPIONSHIP

Sanvir powers Punjab to 5-wkt win against UP

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:An all-round performance by Sanvir Singh helped Punjab register a five-wicket win over Uttar Pradesh in a Men’s Cricket U-23 One Day League and Knockout tournament match at KL Saini Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday.

Chandigarh stay undefeated

Chandigarh stay undefeated

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh boys continued their unbeaten run in the ongoing 9th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2019 (A Division) as they came from behind to held Punjab to a 2-2 draw in Aurangabad on Wednesday.

‘Unborn’— a play on female foeticide — strikes a chord

‘Unborn’— a play on female foeticide — strikes a chord

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

PATIALA:The students of MA English, Punjabi University, along with English playwright Neil Rathmell, presented a play ‘Unborn’ at the Kala Bhawan in the University on Wednesday.

THE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Civic body seals illegal building in city

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

PATIALA:A day after The Tribune reported about an illegal building, under construction, opposite to Old Tractor Market on Bhera road in the city, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has sealed it with immediate effect.

Aero models, mid-air stunts mark Day 2

Aero models, mid-air stunts mark Day 2

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

PATIALA:An array of events such as aero modeling, back flips, spiral mid-air stunts enthralled the audience at the Civil Aviation Club on Wednesday.

Contractual nurses hold sit-in at bus stand chowk

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

PATIALA:The contractual nurses, who have been protesting for the last two weeks, are sticking to nothing less than regularisation letters.

1 held for sodomising 12-year-old

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

PATIALA: The police have arrested a person for allegedly sodomising a 12-year-old boy in Nabha town of the district.

Reaching out to the marginalised

Reaching out to the marginalised

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

The other day, just as my mother and I were leaving home, a frail beggar in dirty clothes, with a toddler in her arms, was standing at our front gate.

Striving for constant factor

Striving for constant factor

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

Change is the only constant thing in life.

To forgive is divineIN GOOD FAITH

To forgive is divine

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

It is said “to err is human, to forgive divine”.

Physician, heal thyselfBROAD STROKES

Physician, heal thyself

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

Physician, heal thyself was the message from Sri Sri Ravishankar, the Art of Living founder, to doctors of the PGI at a conference in Chandigarh the other day.

For better cycling culture, pedal Amsterdam way

For better cycling culture, pedal Amsterdam way

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

Cycle tracks are being laid all across Chandigarh.

Delhi-Lahore bus shown black flags

Delhi-Lahore bus shown black flags

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

AMBALA: With a few more students belonging to Jammu and Kashmir leaving the Mullana area today, the number of students who have left so far has increased to nearly 170.

Govt ignoring Ambala youth in providing jobs, says Congress leader

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

AMBALA: Congress leader Nirmal Singh today accused the BJP government of ignoring the youth of Ambala in providing jobs.

300 Kashmiri students reach Jammu, 30 others en route

300 Kashmiri students reach Jammu, 30 others en route

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

MOHALI: As on Wednesday night, more than 300 Kashmiri students, who had sought refuge in Gurdwara Sahib Singh Shaheedan in Sohana and Mohali’s Gurdwara Sacha Dhan, have been safely ferried to Jammu.

ASHIRWAD SCHEME

Rs1.62 cr distributed among 773 beneficiaries in Mohali

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

MOHALI: Financial assistance worth Rs 1.62 crore has been distributed among 773 beneficiaries in Mohali district under the Ashirwad Scheme being run by the Punjab Government, here.

Open nullah stinks, poses health hazard

Open nullah stinks, poses health hazard

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

ZIRAKPUR: While one struggles to hold one’s breath for as long as possible, residents of Green City here literally breathe easy, unmindful of an overbearing stench.

HUDA MULTIPLE PLOTS ALLOTMENT CASE

UT cops not doing enough to safeguard counsel: HC

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Virtually rapping the Chandigarh police for not doing enough for safeguarding counsel in HUDA multiple plots allotment case Harmanjit Singh Sethi after he received threatening calls, Justice Daya Chaudhary of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today fixed 24-hour deadline for cops to the Bench on the steps taken.

Teachers to go on mass casual leave

Teachers to go on mass casual leave

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:Teachers of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Punjabi University and government colleges of Punjab have decided to proceed on a mass casual leave and join mass rally at Panjab University (PU) under the banner of the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers Organisations (PFUCTO).

Kirron’s word on fee too little, too late: Bansal

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal, who is one of the contenders for the Congress ticket for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, has demanded that the management of parking lots in the city be handed over to market welfare associations and residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) as the case may be.

Man fails to give tenant info, held

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested a booth owner in Sector 10 here for not providing information about his tenant to the police.

Roads in villages no one’s baby, lament residents

Roads in villages no one’s baby, lament residents

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Residents of villages, which were recently merged with the Municipal Corporation, are irked over the bad condition of roads.

No check on illegal construction at new MC villages

No check on illegal construction at new MC villages

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the UT Administration handed over 13 villages to the Municipal Corporation (MC) recently,

PGI prof fails to reply to chargesheet

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Vikas Gautam of the PGI has failed to respond to a chargesheet served on him in a case of sexual harassment of a research scholar.

8 market assns offer to run parking lots for free

8 market assns offer to run parking lots for free

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Eight market welfare associations in the city have come forward to run their respective parking lots free of cost.

SCHOOL NOTES

St Xavier’s Sen Sec School

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

Chandigarh: The annual athletic meet 2019 of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School concluded here today.

ART AND CULTURE

Mesmerising ghazal rendition by vocalist at Tagore Theatre

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: ‘Ghazal usne chhedi, mujhe saaz dena, zara umar-e- raftan ko awaaz dena.

Orientation programme for NSS volunteers at GMCH-32

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The NSS volunteers attended an orientation programme at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, today for conducting an audit of Chandigarh on various facets in order to make the city disabled friendly.

Wards of armed forces personnel to get relaxation

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday decided to extend relaxation to wards of armed forces, including military and paramilitary forces personnel, fighting terrorism and left-wing extremism for the country and martyred in the line of duty.

ITBP’s North-West Frontier celebrates 13th Raising Day

ITBP’s North-West Frontier celebrates 13th Raising Day

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The North-West Frontier of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) celebrated its 13th Raising Day here today.

Condolence meet in memory of braveheart Major

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UBS fraternity, including faculty, staff and students from other departments of Panjab University gathered at the UBS Auditorium to share grief and show their solidarity to Nitika Kaul, a UBS aluma, and other family members of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who sacrificed his life along with three soldiers fighting the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on February 18.

Research & publication award ceremony organised at PU

Research & publication award ceremony organised at PU

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: With an objective to promote and nurture scientific research in Panjab University (PU), the Department of Chemistry organised the third research award ceremony under the aegis of Smt Prem Lata and Professor DVS Jain Research Foundation.

CBSE Class X examinations begin today

CBSE Class X examinations begin today

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams for Class X is all set to commence from tomorrow. The first exam will be for e-Publishing and e-Office. Examination for the main subjects will commence from March 7 with mathematics.

3 more held in murder case

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: The local police today arrested three more suspects in the murder of a 35-year-old Mauli Jagran resident, who was stabbed to death on February 18.

Immigration consultant held

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

MOHALI: The police today arrested an immigration consultant for duping several persons of crores of rupees here.

People forced to pay for water tankers

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Residents were forced to pay for water tankers as the city witnessed a water crisis for the third consecutive day today due to work undertaken at the Kajauli waterworks to bring in additional water.

Buy Burail Jail inmates’ products at Sec 22 outlet from today

Buy Burail Jail inmates’ products at Sec 22 outlet from today

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: Burail Jail is finally going to have its first exclusive outlet, Srijan, in Sector 22, where all products made by jail inmates will be sold.

Kashmiri student ‘thrashed’ for liking FB post

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

LALRU:Tension prevailed at the Universal Group of Institutions, Lalru, when a Kashmiri student was reportedly thrashed by a group of college students after he liked a Facebook post against the Indian Army.

Help check crime, Mohali SSP asks residents at meet

Help check crime, Mohali SSP asks residents at meet

21 Feb 2019 | 8:06 AM

MOHALI: To check crime in an effective manner and bring the police and the public closer, new Senior Superintendent of Police of Mohali Harcharan Singh Bhullar has restarted public meetings in the district.

Rs 3.10 lakh stolen from cab provider’s office

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two incidents of theft, including one at the office of a cab provider at Hallo Majra, have been reported from where Rs 3.10 lakh, two laptops and a CCTV hard disk had been stolen from his showroom at Hallo Majra village on February 18.

IN BRIEF

Residents face water shortage

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

Chandigarh: Residents of the city continued to face a water crisis for the second consecutive day on Tuesday due to the work at the Kajauli waterworks to bring in additional water.

Mahender-Madhu in tennis finalBRIEFLY: SPORTS

Mahender-Madhu in tennis final

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

Chandigarh: Mahender Singh, Joint Directors, Sports, and lecturer Madhu Mann defeated Rajaram Deokar and Somali Sonar 7-2 on Tuesday to enter the mixed-doubles final at the All-Indian Civil Services Tennis Championship in Pune.

Ajay beats Sahil, enters second round

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana’s Ajay Malik overcame Maharashtra’s Sahil Gaware in a see-saw battle to move into the second round of the MCC-SR Subramaniam Memorial AITA Men’s Championship in Chennai on Tuesday.

SJOBA rally from March 1

SJOBA rally from March 1

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

CHANDIGARH:St John’s Old Boys Association will organise the 32nd edition of the SJOBA Rally from March 1-3, the organisers said here on Tuesday.

U-23 CHAMPIONSHIP

Shivalik ton floors Haryana

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shivalik Sharma smashed a quick-fire ton before Dhruv Patel and skipper NA Rathva shared six wickets between them to help Baroda register a 122-run win over Haryana in their Elite Group C match of the Men’s Cricket U-23 One Day League and Knockout tournament at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Punjab Police set up title clash with CISF

Punjab Police set up title clash with CISF

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

CHANDIGARH:CISF Delhi will face Punjab Police, Jalandhar, in the 57th All-India Principal Harbhajan Singh Memorial (College and Club) Football Tournament final at SGGS College, Mahilpur, on Wednesday.

HC to hear Minerva petition on Friday

HC to hear Minerva petition on Friday

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

NEW DELHI:Minerva Punjab FC’s petition challenging the AIFF’s refusal to postpone their I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in Srinagar is expected to come up for hearing on Friday at the Delhi High Court, the club’s lawyers said on Tuesday, insisting that the team’s “well-founded” fears have been ignored.

Chandigarh thump Himachal

Chandigarh thump Himachal

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amandeep and Harpreet Singh scored a brace each as Hockey Chandigarh registered a 7-2 win over Hockey Himachal 7-2 on the third day of the 9th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2019 (A Division), in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, on Tuesday.

Teachers won’t let their guard down, say meeting with CM delaying tactic

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

PATIALA:Apprehensive about the outcome of the meeting with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on February 28, contractual teachers have announced to hold a protest rally in Patiala on March 3.

Govt depts fail to pay property tax

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

PATIALA:Government departments with offices in the city have failed to deposit property tax since 2013-14.

No check on illegal construction

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

PATIALA:The construction of illegal buildings continues in the city.

Two-week cultural bonanza kicks off

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Heritage Festival kicked off at Sheesh Mahal here today.

Bikers injured in road mishap

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

Dera Bassi: Two bikers sustained injuries when they were hit by a rashly driven car on the Chandigarh-Ambala stretch near Bhankarpur village on Monday night.

Cancel Rose FestHAVE YOUR SAY

Cancel Rose Fest

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

When the entire country is in grief and paying tribute to the CRPF soldiers killed in the Pulwama terror attack, there is no fun in holding Rose Festival from February 22 to 24.

Man booked in defraud case

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

MOHALI:The police booked a person for allegedly defrauding his NRI nephew here.

Case against midwife

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

The Kharar City police have registered a case under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act against Jasbir Kaur, a trained midwife at the Civil Hospital, Kharar, on the charge of handing over a newborn boy to her relative on January 11.

Man accused of rape

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

AMBALA: A woman has accused an Ambala resident of raping and blackmailing her. In a complaint to the police, the woman alleged she had come in contact with the suspect in 2013.

Dance drama captivates art lovers

Dance drama captivates art lovers

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryanavi 'saang', 'been vadan', 'nukkad natak', 'ru ba ru' and a photo exhibition marked the 22nd day of the ongoing TFT National Winter Theatre Festival at Navrang Theatre here on Tuesday.

Shishu Niketan, MohaliSCHOOL NOTES

Shishu Niketan, Mohali

20 Feb 2019 | 8:03 AM

''Bachpan'', the annual function of the junior wing of Shishu Niketan, Mohali, was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm.

Case against midwife

20 Feb 2019 | 7:33 AM

The Kharar City police have registered a case under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act against Jasbir Kaur, a trained midwife at the Civil Hospital, Kharar, on the charge of handing over a newborn boy to her relative on January 11.

Five of snatchers’ gang nabbed

Five of snatchers’ gang nabbed

20 Feb 2019 | 7:33 AM

ROPAR: Five Patiala youths were arrested by the district police for alleged involvement in snatching incidents.

Ambala MC plans drive against defaulters

20 Feb 2019 | 7:33 AM

AMBALA: The cash-strapped Ambala Municipal Corporation has decided to initiate action against property tax defaulters.

Elderly persons meet UT officials, flag safety issues

20 Feb 2019 | 7:31 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the wake of an incident in which a Sector 46 resident was arrested for allegedly killing his elderly parents, a delegation of the Second Innings Association (SIA) yesterday held a meeting with UT officials over the safety of senior citizens in the city.

10-day yoga camp for jail inmates

20 Feb 2019 | 7:31 AM

AMBALA: Haryana Director-General (Prisons) K Selvaraj today inaugurated a 10-day yoga camp for inmates of the Central Jail, Ambala City.

Sec 46 market to get facelift, says councillor

20 Feb 2019 | 7:31 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Sector 46 market will get a facelift soon, claimed area councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon.

Vij: Strengthen security at Ambala Cantt rly station

Vij: Strengthen security at Ambala Cantt rly station

20 Feb 2019 | 7:31 AM

AMBALA: Health Minister Anil Vij and Divisional Railway Manager Dinesh Chandra Sharma, along with other railway and district officials, inspected the Ambala Cantonment railway station today.

Sec 42 forest area turns dumping site

Sec 42 forest area turns dumping site

20 Feb 2019 | 7:31 AM

CHANDIGARH: At the garbage-dump segregation point of the Municipal Corporation in Sector 42, right behind the petrol pump, a heated argument broke out between a forest official and workers of Lion Services, a firm hired by the civic body to maintain cleanliness in the city for Rs 60 crore a year.

Research ‘fraud’ case referred to HR panel at PGI

20 Feb 2019 | 7:31 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PGI has referred a case of alleged research fraud to its HR committee.

Paver blocks: 3-member MC panel to review all projects

Paver blocks: 3-member MC panel to review all projects

20 Feb 2019 | 7:31 AM

CHANDIGARH: Facing criticism and objections from various quarters, MC Commissioner KK Yadav has halted all ongoing works related to paver block in the city.

Sub-contractor booked for disrupting Haryana RERA court proceedings

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have booked one Vineet Handa for disrupting the court proceedings in the Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) at Mini Secretariat here on Monday.

Rs 500-cr dues: HSVP to send notices to 100 property owners

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

PANCHKULA: The Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) will soon issue notices to more than 100 commercial property owners for their failure to deposit arrears worth Rs 500 crore.

Job fair begins today

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The two-day mega job fair will start from Wednesday at Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh.

‘Kanyadaan’, a story of caste divideART & CULTURE

‘Kanyadaan’, a story of caste divide

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Art Theatre group staged a socially relevant play, ‘Kanyadaan’, a Hindi version of celebrated playwright Vijay Tendulkar classic, at Mini Tagore Theatre here on Tuesday.

PGI urged to extend date to apply for posts of assistant professor

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

NEW DELHI: Resident doctors of AIIMS, Delhi, have requested the PGI to extend the last date of applying for the posts of assistant professors to the first week of March.

Close shave for family as tractor hits car

Close shave for family as tractor hits car

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

KHARAR: The family of Harpreet Singh, a resident of NRI Colony here, had a narrow escape today when the car in which they were travelling was hit by a tractor-trailer, which overturned and fell on the car.

Chandigarh all set to get extra water

Chandigarh all set to get extra water

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

MOHALI: While Chandigarh is all set to get 29 MGD extra water from Phase 5 and 6 of Kajauli water pipeline, Mohali residents will have to wait for at least one more year to get its share (5 MGD) from it.

2 youths killed as car rams into tree

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

MOHALI: Two youngsters were killed while one sustained serious injuries when their speeding car rammed into a tree at the Phase 7 Industrial Area during the wee hours of today.

In Asia’s first, PGI treats two-day-old baby with robotic surgery

In Asia’s first, PGI treats two-day-old baby with robotic surgery

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Claimed to be the first such operation in Asia, the PGI’s Department of Paediatric Surgery has treated a two-day-old baby with robotic surgery.

137 students leave Mullana

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

AMBALA: A few more students from Jammu and Kashmir left the campus of Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University (MMDU) at Mullana for their native places on Tuesday.

Wife, paramour among 3 arrested for man’s murder

Wife, paramour among 3 arrested for man’s murder

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after a 35-year-old man was stabbed to death, the police have arrested three persons, including the victim’s wife and her 20-year-old paramour.

Homeward-bound Kashmiri students

Homeward-bound Kashmiri students

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

MOHALI: In the wake of Pulwama terror attack, and with news reports citing expulsion and suspension of students from several universities and colleges across India on the account of posting celebratory messages on the social media, fear and terror continue to push Kashmiri students residing in Dehradun out of the city.

PGI to get 50.76 acre land to augment its capacity: Jaitley

PGI to get 50.76 acre land to augment its capacity: Jaitley

20 Feb 2019 | 7:26 AM

Chandigarh: In a major boost to the PGI and patients from the region, the Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved the proposal for the transfer of 50.76 acres of land at Sarangpur to the PGI.

Robotic surgery on two-day-old, a first in Asia: PGIMER

Robotic surgery on two-day-old, a first in Asia: PGIMER

19 Feb 2019 | 10:06 PM

CHANDIGARH: A team of paediatric surgeons from PGIMER claimed to have successfully treated a two-day-old newborn with robotic surgery.

Sidhu didn’t support Pakistan, says Kapil

Sidhu didn’t support Pakistan, says Kapil

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amid the buzz around Punjab Cabinet Minister and member of “The Kapil Sharma Show” Navjot Singh Sidhu being replaced on the popular comedy show, comedian Kapil Sharma refused to confirm it during an interaction with the Press held at Chandigarh University today.

MC scraps Arya Toll parking agreement

MC scraps Arya Toll parking agreement

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:The local Municipal Corporation today scrapped the agreement with M/s Arya Toll Infra Ltd, which was running 25 paid parking lots and a multi-level parking in the city, after three cheques for Rs 1.5 crore (Rs 50 lakh each) issued by the firm in lieu of instalments bounced.

The British School, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

The British School, Chandigarh

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

The British School, Chandigarh, organised a farewell party, ‘Au Revoir’, for Class XII students.

BRIEFLY

Met predicts Rain for 3 days

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

Chandigarh: The Met Department has predicted rain for the next three days. According to the weatherman, rain/thundershowers are likely from February 19 to 21.

Protesting  contractual nurses refuse to relent

Protesting contractual nurses refuse to relent

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PATIALA:Despite requests by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Karamjeet Kaur Aulakh, president, Punjab Contractual Nursing and Ancillary Staff Union, refuse Karamjeet Kaur Aulakh, refused to come down from the roof of Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala.

Linemen demand jobs, climb atop water tank

Linemen demand jobs, climb atop water tank

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PATIALA:Members of the Berozgar Linemen Union (Mann), Punjab, today climbed atop an overhead water tank at Ablowal village to protest against the delay in the hiring of linemen by the state government.

Post-bribery charges, 3 traffic cops suspended

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PATIALA:Three traffic policemen were suspended after the widow of the noted Punjabi playwright, Ajmer Singh Aulakh, accused them of demanding bribe through a Facebook post.

Grass artist on a mission to empower visually impaired

Grass artist on a mission to empower visually impaired

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PATIALA:A 24-year-old youth, Abhishek Chauhan, also known as ‘grass artist’, is presently on a new mission of empowering the visually impaired by teaching the art to them.

Hunting down wildlife with lens

Hunting down wildlife with lens

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PATIALA:A hunter-turned-wildlife photographer, Jaskaran Sandhu (66), a member of the Wildlife Advisory Board, is all set to showcase his talent through a photography exhibition at the Patiala Heritage Festival from February 19 to March 3.

Pbi varsity stares at fund crunch

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PATIALA:Poor planning has added to the financial burden of Punjabi University, Patiala.

Abhinav Bindra centre opened in Bhubaneswar

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

BHUBANESWAR:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated the Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Advanced Medical Rehabilitation Centre, the first high-performance facility of the state, at the Kalinga Stadium here.

Gurvinder, Mamta, Divyanshi win gold

Gurvinder, Mamta, Divyanshi win gold

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gurvinder Singh scampered to 100m gold during the Annual Athletics Meet of DAV College, Sector 10, here on Monday.

MERCEDESTROPHY

Over 300 golfers to tee off in Gurugram leg

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former India cricketer Murali Karthik will lead 300-odd amateur golfers in the Gurugram leg of the MercedesTrophy 2019 which tees off at the ITC Classic Golf Resort on Tuesday.

Harbhajan to lead Punjab in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Harbhajan to lead Punjab in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

MOHALI:Harbhajan Singh will lead the Punjab T20 team in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the Punjab Cricket Association said here on Monday.

Pawan wins bronze medal

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana’s Pawan Kumar clocked 4:30:49.00 to finish third in the 50 km competition at the sixth Open National Race Walking Championship in Chennai on Sunday.

Karan drives to the top

Karan drives to the top

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

MOHALI:Rallyist Karan Sharma finished on top in the four-wheel drive above 1400 to 2000CC categories of the OYA Autocross.

Simranjot’s brace helps Punjab beat SSCB 5-1

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:After going down to Tamil Nadu in their opening match, Hockey Punjab on Monday humbled Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) 5-1 to register their first win in the 9th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2019 (A Division) in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

RSPB drub MP, clinch title

RSPB drub MP, clinch title

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) drubbed Hockey Madhya Pradesh 5-0 to win their sixth straight Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2019 (A Division) title, in Hisar, Haryana, on Monday.

Punjab Guv launches health app

Punjab Guv launches health app

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore launched a health app, “KnowMyHealth”, here today.

HSVP files plaint against P’kula resident for forging documents

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PANCHKULA:The Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has filed a complaint at the Sector 5 police station against a Panchkula resident for forging documents to get two plots transferred in his name.

Provide better medical facility to acid attack victims, CJM tells health officials

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PANCHKULA:The District Legal Services Authority organised a workshop titled “Living in the Shadow” at Senior Secondary School in Pinjore here to create awareness about the scheme for relief and rehabilitation of women acid victims.

Topkhana residents continue stir

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMBALA:Residents of the Topkhana area continued to stage a dharna in support of their demands in Ambala Cantonment.

Strike by NHM employees unjustified: Vij

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMBALA:State Health Minister Anil Vij today said the strike by National Health Mission (NHM) employees is unjustified.

People supporting terrorists in J&K won’t be spared: Minister

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PANCHKULA:Haryana Industry Minister Vipul Goyal said the Centre had the support of all parties for giving a befitting reply to militants, besides withdrawing the security provided to separatist leaders.

Panjab University DPRO felicitated

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Renuka B Salwan, Director, Public Relations, Panjab University, has been conferred with the Panchari Award for Corporate Reputation at the 13th Global Communication Conclave organised by the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) at Jaipur recently.

Govt employees’ strike continues

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:All government offices in the district wore a deserted look as employees belonging to the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union are on a pen-down strike from February 13.

Fatehgarh Sahib gets new DC

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Parshant Kumar Goyal took over the charge of the Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner today.

Ahmadiyya students donate blood

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Students belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community donated blood at Rotary Blood Bank Society in Sector 37 in the memory of the CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama.

Landlords to be booked for failing to get tenants verified

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

DERA BASSI:The police will book those who fail to get the verification of their tenants done.

One held with banned vials

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:According to the police, the accused, identified as Sunny, a resident of DBC, Sector 25, was found in possession of 24 banned injections.

Presenting a musical bouquet

Presenting a musical bouquet

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amateur artistes, including engineers and academics, presented diverse genres of music and dance in a colorful cultural bonanza ‘ Yuva Umang’, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi at Tagore Theatre here today.

Cong ticket aspirants oppose poll panel’s choice for city seatLS ELECTIONS

Cong ticket aspirants oppose poll panel’s choice for city seat

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after the election committee of the city Congress recommended the name of Pawan Kumar Bansal for the party ticket for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, the other three contenders of the ticket have decided to take up their case with the party high command.

Sri Sri asks ailing docs to take up yoga

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Referring to a report that 65 per cent doctors have serious health problems, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today asked them to take up yoga, meditation and pranayama.

Students vow to say no to drugs

Students vow to say no to drugs

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:A large number of students joined the nationwide ‘Drug-free India’ campaign at Chandigarh University at Gharuan in Kharar near here today.

Rose Fest to be dedicated to Pulwama martyrs: MC

Rose Fest to be dedicated to Pulwama martyrs: MC

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:The local Municipal Corporation (MC) has decided to dedicate the 47th Rose Festival to the CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.

GIAN course begins at PU

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) workshop on ‘Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases from Bench to Bedside’ began at the Department of SAIF/CIL, Panjab University, here on Monday.

Gurdwara, NGO come to students’ rescue

Gurdwara, NGO come to students’ rescue

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

MOHALI:More than 40 Kashmiri students took refuge at Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan, Sohana, here on Monday.

120 J&K students leave Mullana

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMBALA:More than 120 students belonging to Jammu and Kashmir left the campus of Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMDU) at Mullana here for their native places on Monday.

Research scholars seek reduction in characterisation cost

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University Research Scholars Association (PURSA) submitted a memorandum regarding demands of research scholars to the Dean of University Instructions (DUI) and the Vice-Chancellor here on Monday.

CLASS VI ADMISSION

Bhavan Vidyalaya gets two more days to reply

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, has asked for an additional two days to submit a reply regarding entrance exam for admission to Class VI.

Syndicate okays full fee waiver for transgenders

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:Pertinent issues mentioned in the Panjab University agenda were tabled at its Syndicate meeting hereon Monday.

Youth ends life

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 24-year-old youth reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Burail village, Sector 45, this evening.

Man stabbed to death

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:A man was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants at Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, this evening.

Youth arrested for stealing motorcycles

Youth arrested for stealing motorcycles

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 20-year-old youth, a resident of Sector 41, has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly stealing two-wheelers.

Shutrana MLA hurt in accident

Shutrana MLA hurt in accident

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

PATIALA:The Congress MLA from Shutrana, Nirmal Singh, was injured in a road accident near Dhareri Jattan village on the Patiala-Chandigarh highway this morning.

J&K residents in city reassured of safety

J&K residents in city reassured of safety

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to make Kashmiris residing in Chandigarh feel safe in the city, the UT police held meetings with delegations of people hailing from Jammu and Kashmir.

Cops to escort Kashmiri students on way home, says Mohali DC

19 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

MOHALI:Kashmiri students, who want to return home, will be sent to the Punjab-Jammu border under police cover.

Kashmiri students arrive in Mohali, recall trauma

Kashmiri students arrive in Mohali, recall trauma

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

MOHALI:Fearing a backlash and wrath from locals over the Pulwama attack, over 125 Kashmiri students studying in colleges and universities in Mullana and Dehradun have evacuated their hostels and rented accommodations adhering to the 24-hour deadline given to them by sarpanches and local residents of the area.

Tankers in place to deal with water crisis

Tankers in place to deal with water crisis

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The local Municipal Corporation has made elaborate arrangements to deal with any water crisis during the next two days.

SCHOOL NOTES

Kids ‘R’ Kids, Chandigarh

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

Kids ‘R’ Kids School organised teachers training programme on AdvancED international accreditation.

Navjot Kaur pays tributes to Pulwama martyrs

Navjot Kaur pays tributes to Pulwama martyrs

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Navjot Kaur Sidhu said the statement of Navjot Singh Sidhu on the Pulwama attack was distorted and played out of context. She was speaking after addressing a rally at Colony No. 4 in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, here today.

Builder fined for failing to give possession of flats

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

PANCHKULA: The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has slapped a fine of Rs 1.05 lakh on Hanumanta Promoters, a real estate company, for its failure to provide possession of flats within one year to three consumers even after two years of booking.

BRIEFLY

Autar- Dang in lead on day 1

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

Mohali: As many as 30 pairs participated in the second edition of Ravi Memorial Bridge Tournament held at Sebiz Square, Mohali. The tournament was played in two sessions.

GOC felicitates seven cricketers

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

PATIALA:The General Officer Commanding (GOC), HQ 1 Armoured Division, Major General JJ Sandhu, felicitated cricketers of the Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) for their outstanding achievement.

DAV boys win GS Banga Cup

DAV boys win GS Banga Cup

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a nail-biting finish, DAV Senor Secondary School, Sector 8, logged a three-wicket win against Sector 16 Cricket Academy in the final of the 1st GS Banga Memorial Cricket Championship, here on Sunday.

IOC claim inter-petroleum title after 4 years

IOC claim inter-petroleum title after 4 years

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) defeated hosts Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) by five wickets to win the 39th Inter-petroleum Cricket Tournament, concluded at Mahajan Cricket Grounds, on Sunday.

Himanshu shines in Mr Mohali c’ship

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Himanshu of Mohali claimed the first position in the below 55kg category during the 7th Mr Mohali, 2nd Classic Mr Mohali and 5th Mr Kurali Body Building Championships, held Vishwakarma Hall, Kurali, on Sunday.

Dharmendra wins overall title

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

PANCHKULA:Chandigarh’s Dharmendra Singh bagged the overall title during the First Pace Classic Bodybuilding Championship at Yavnika Garden, Sector 5, here on Sunday.

Paddlers Balbir, Patanjli shine in Masters National C’ship

Paddlers Balbir, Patanjli shine in Masters National C’ship

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Local veteran paddler Balbir Singh Virdi defeated Santosh Kaushik of Madhya Pradesh 11-7 11-6 11-8 to win the 70+ years title on the concluding day of the 26th Masters National Table Tennis Championship, at the Abhay Prashal in Indore, on Sunday.

Sahibjeet strikes thriceHOCKEY NATIONALS

Sahibjeet strikes thrice

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sahibjeet Singh scored three goals to help Hockey Chandigarh defeat Sports Control Board 7-4 on the opening day of the 9th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship (A Division), in Aurangabad, on Sunday.

All-breed c’ship sees footfall of 264 bow-wows

All-breed c’ship sees footfall of 264 bow-wows

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

PATIALA: It was a dog’s day out. Canines of various breeds, including local, came together at the 54th and 55th All Breed Championship and Dog Show, organised by the Patiala Kernel Club at Raja Bhalendra Singh Stadium, here today.

50-year-old killed in road accident

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

PATIALA:A 50-year-old man was killed after his motorcycle was hit by a speeding mini truck near Swajpur village on the Bhadson road on Sunday.

Minister backs PSPCL for consumer-friendly services

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

PATIALA:It is a matter of pride that today Punjab is self-reliant in power by providing uninterrupted electricity to its consumers.

With dip in temperature, swine flu grips district

With dip in temperature, swine flu grips district

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

PATIALA:With the incessant increase of positive cases and four deaths, the district is heading towards the worst swine flu outbreak.

Beef up security at GMC, say doctors

Beef up security at GMC, say doctors

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

PATIALA:After a scuffle broke out between the post intern doctors of the Government Medical College (GMC) and outsiders on Friday night, the Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association has demanded that the district administration should beef up security on the college campus, especially, during the night hours.

BRIEFLY

3 booked for vandalising car

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

Chandigarh: Three unidentified miscreants have been booked by the Chandigarh Police for breaking the glasses of a car by throwing stones on it. According to the police, complainant Nitin Kumar, a resident of Sector 39, reported that three unknown boys broke the glasses of his car near the furniture market chowk on February 15.

Minor boy goes missing, kin allege abduction

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

DERA BASSI: The local police have booked some unidentified persons for abducting a 14-year-old boy after he was reported missing by his family members.

Two booked for outraging woman’s modesty

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The local police have booked two persons for outraging the modesty of a woman.

One booked for illegal mining

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

Dera Bassi: The police have booked a person on the charge of illegal mining here. The accused, Birbal, a resident of Yamunanagar district, was yet to be arrested, said the police.

Carrot-&-stick policy can infuse life in school education

Carrot-&-stick policy can infuse life in school education

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

MPS CHADHA: The Chandigarh Administration has rightly sought permission from the Centre to implement the changes made to the Right to Education Act.

FOSWAC against laying of paver blocks in city

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Federation of Sectors’ Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC ) opposed the laying of paver blocks, contending that it would harm the green cover and lead to the non-absorption of water.

Traffic snarls a norm at Singhpura junction

Traffic snarls a norm at Singhpura junction

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Singhpura area in the town is prone to traffic jams and the police have failed to tackle the problem.

110 screened at camp

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

KHARAR: As many as 110 persons were screened during a free multi-specialty health camp at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib, Ranjit Nagar, here on Sunday.

19 bright students felicitated in city

19 bright students felicitated in city

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Canada-based NGO, ‘Dristi Punjab’, gave away a cash award of Rs 50, 000 each to 19 bright students from the state during its eighth annual award function here on Sunday.

Indo-Canadian mission to strengthen trade ties

Indo-Canadian mission to strengthen trade ties

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), under the leadership of Pramod Goyal, launched its six-state ‘India Mission-2019’ from Chandigarh on Sunday.

Topkhana residents protest, demand land ownership rights

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMBALA: Residents of Topkhana Parade area of Ambala Cantonment on Sunday took out a protest march demanding ownership rights of agricultural lands they have been cultivating for more than 175 years.

Kashmiri students agree to stay in Mullana

Kashmiri students agree to stay in Mullana

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMBALA: The Kashmiri students studying at MMDU in Mullana here on Sunday gathered outside a hostel and requested the administration to make arrangements for their travel from Mullana to Jammu.

Yatri Niwas to bear educational expenses of martyrs’ kin

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

PANCHKULA: The managing committee of the Yatri Niwas being set up in the name of Deenbandhu Chaudhari Chhoturam at Katra in Jammu and Kashmir will bear the educational expenses of one child of the martyred soldiers.

Kanhaiya for strictly implementing Constitution in letter & spirit

Kanhaiya for strictly implementing Constitution in letter & spirit

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Literary scholars, thinkers, social scientists and activists from the Punjabi community from India and abroad shared their similarities of concerns, perceptions and challenges to evolve suggestive measures to see Punjabi culture and Punjabiat always at its zenith in the contemporary milieu during the second edition of the three-day World Punjabi Conference.

Punjab Governor opens 3-day fair

Punjab Governor opens 3-day fair

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore inaugurated NABKRAFT mela at Kisan Bhawan in Sector 35 here today.

95 pc maids don’t have BPL cards

95 pc maids don’t have BPL cards

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Panjab University research on the socio-economic condition of female domestic workers in Mohali’s Mandanpur, Bassi Colony and Sector 54 by a second-year student of MA (Hons) Anahat Sandhu of the university’s Economics Department showed that 95 per cent of the respondents did not have a BPL card.

Mankirt Aulakh to perform at CGC fest on Feb 21

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

KHARAR: The Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri, is organising annual function ‘CGC Virsa’ on February 21.

Development programme for faculty ends

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

KHARAR: A two-day faculty development programme on pedagogical skills at Rayat Bahra University concluded on Sunday.

Plaksha University to be functional by 2021: Punjab CM

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

MOHALI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh laid the foundation stone for Plaksha University at IT City here on Sunday.

Pvt schools violate diktat on disclosing fee structure

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Several private schools have not been adhering to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) diktat on mandatory disclosure of the fee structure on the official website of the affiliated schools.

Apathy robs this market of vigourSTATE OF MARKETS: SECTOR 46

Apathy robs this market of vigour

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Non-functional street lights, broken railing, dilapidated condition of toilets and roads and lack of sanitation are some of the problem being faced by traders of the Sector 46 market.

2nd suspect in Dadu Majra firing arrested

2nd suspect in Dadu Majra firing arrested

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police have arrested the second suspect in the Dadu Majra firing incident.

Youth killed in scooter crash

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 23-year-old youth was killed while the pillion rider was injured after their Activa scooter hit the Sector 34/35/44/43 roundabout on the intervening night of February 16 and 17.

Cong poll committee backs Bansal’s nameCITY LS SEAT

Cong poll committee backs Bansal’s name

18 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Pradesh Election Committee of the city Congress has unanimously recommended former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s name for the party ticket for the city Lok Sabha seat.

Ex-Air Force official shoots himself dead

Ex-Air Force official shoots himself dead

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

MOHALI: A retired official of the Indian Air Force allegedly shot himself dead with a .12 bore rifle at his rented accommodation in Sector 69 here today.

Rs 4.26-cr dues: HSVP to shut mandis in P’kula

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PANCHKULA: As the sword of Damocles hangs on Apni Mandis in the city due to failure of the market committee to clear an outstanding payment of Rs 4.26 crore, the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) now mulls over allowing Vita booth owners to sell vegetables also so that people do not face problem following the discontinuation of Apni Mandis.

BPCL to play IOC for trophy

BPCL to play IOC for trophy

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:IOC will face BPCL in the final of the 39th Inter-Petroleum Cricket Tournament. On Saturday IOC registered an eight-wicket win over HPCL, while BPCL beat ONGC on coin toss after the match could not be held due to wet outfield conditions.

Mayank gears up for India debut

Mayank gears up for India debut

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayank Markande is on cloud nine. The selection in the India senior squad for the upcoming T20Is against Australia at home has come as a God-sent opportunity for the young leggie.

Fete at The British School

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PANCHKULA: Students of The British School, Sector 12, Panchkula, organised ''TBS Fun Fete''. Budding event managers, chefs and organisers put up a wonderful show. ''Golgappa'' and tattoo stalls attracted a huge crowd.

Water supply to be hit for 2 days

Water supply to be hit for 2 days

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

Chandigarh: Water supply will be disrupted in Chandigarh on February 18 and 19. On Monday, there will be normal water supply from 4 am to 8 am, while there will be no water supply from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Man murdered over  Rs 500 in Hallo Majra

Man murdered over Rs 500 in Hallo Majra

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 25-year-old man was allegedly murdered over a monetary dispute in Hallo Majra here.

BRIEFLY

Swine flu claims cop’s life

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

Kharar: Tarsem Singh, who worked as a Head Constable at the Mullanpur Garibdass police station, died of swine flu on Friday.

Drugs, liquor recovered

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala police recovered 10 gm of heroin, 2,700 capsules and 108 liquor bottles at several check-points on Friday.

Services remain crippled at Rajindra Hospital in city

Services remain crippled at Rajindra Hospital in city

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PATIALA:In what may be termed as an administrative failure and government apathy, the authorities at the Government Rajindra Hospital have failed to restore health services with the out patient department (OPD) and the operation theatre (OT) remaining closed for the fifth consecutive day.

Polythene ban still on paper

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PATIALA:Three years after the Municipal Corporation (MC) banned the use of plastic bags, their use continues unabated.

Doctors stay away from government sector

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PATIALA:A government job is considered coveted one by many, but doctors in Punjab, if you go by the number of vacant slots after the walk-in interview for the post of the medical specialist, seem to have an aversion for it.

Haryana girls face RSPB test in semis

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Haryana will face defending champions Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) in the 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (A Division) semifinals in Hisar, Haryana, on Sunday.

34 players for hockey national camp

34 players for hockey national camp

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey India on Saturday named 34 players for the senior men’s national camp, beginning February 18 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, to prepare for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.

DAV boys enter final

DAV boys enter final

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeated Sector 16 Cricket Stadium by 32 runs to enter the final of the inaugural GS Banga Memorial Cricket Championship here on Saturday.

Haryana men, Karnataka girls triumph

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

AMBALA:Haryana men drubbed Gujarat to win the 33rd All-India Postal Badminton Tournament, which concluded at Shaheed Lieutenant Mukesh Anand Memorial Sports Complex here on Friday.

German tabla player casts spellART & CULTURE

German tabla player casts spell

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Pracheen Kala Kendra organised a special programme to pay tribute to the CRPF soldiers who were killed in the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Play highlights plight of women

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Hindi play, 'Ji, Jaisi Aapki Marzi', was staged by Theatre House Group artistes at Tagore Theatre here on Saturday.

Day 2: World Punjabi meet takes up community issues

Day 2: World Punjabi meet takes up community issues

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Discussions on the diverse socio-economic, cultural and political issues of the Punjabi community living in India and abroad marked the Day 2 of the second edition of the World Punjabi Conference at Punjab Kala Bhawan here today.

Punjab to facilitate 1,000 start-ups in 5 yrs: Vijay SinglaTIECON-2019

Punjab to facilitate 1,000 start-ups in 5 yrs: Vijay Singla

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

MOHALI:The Punjab Government is committed to provide a conducive environment to the industry and has a vision to facilitate 1,000 start-ups in the next five years.

Bank on technology to stand out

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Considering innovation as the key differentiator, starts-ups, based out of Chandigarh and Punjab showcasing their products at TieCon-2019, are all set to transform the lives of masses.

Soon, footbridge across rivulet in Mirzapur village

Soon, footbridge across rivulet in Mirzapur village

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

MOHALI:The parents of around 50 students of Government Middle School at Mirzapur village here can heave a sigh of relief as Punjab Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Vijay Inder Singla has assured of construction of a footbridge across a seasonal rivulet here.

Bus overturns, narrow escape for schoolkids

Bus overturns, narrow escape for schoolkids

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

KHARAR:Around 20 students, who were travelling in a bus of Annies School, Kharar, had a narrow escape on the Saturday morning when their bus overturned.

Economic justice ensures dignity of life, says SC Judge

Economic justice ensures dignity of life, says SC Judge

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:A national seminar on ‘Law and Socio-Economic Transformation’, hosted by the Department of Laws, PU, highlighted the legal landscape of our country with discussions on socio-economic change, judicial activism and present global challenges vis-à-vis socio-economic transformation.

Services remain hit at Patiala hospital

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PATIALA:In what may be termed as an administrative failure and government apathy, the authorities at the Government Rajindra Hospital have failed to restore health services with the out patient department (OPD) and the operation theatre (OT) remaining closed for the fifth consecutive day.

Two held with heroin

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

MOHALI:Sleuths of the Special Task Force, Mohali, have arrested two persons with 150 grams of heroin here.

Woman booked on charge of bigamy

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

KHARAR:The Kharar City police booked a woman, Jasvir Kaur, for bigamy.

One more tests positive for swine flu

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A 49-year-old resident of Zirakpur was tested positive for swine flu.

Polythene ban still on paper

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PATIALA:Three years after the Municipal Corporation (MC) banned the use of plastic bags, their use continues unabated.

Shopkeeper duped of Rs 10 lakh in Zirakpur

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The Zirakpur police have booked three persons, including two women, for allegedly cheating a shopkeeper with fake gold coins worth Rs 10 lakh.

Three booked in rape case

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

AMBALA:The Ambala police have registered a case against three youths in connection with a rape case.

Govt’s nod to elevated bridge for connecting sectors

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PANCHKULA:To give relief to residents of Sectors 12/12A and 20/21 from daily traffic jams the Haryana Government has approved the design of an elevated bridge to connect sectors directly.

Traffic cops caught on the wrong foot

Traffic cops caught on the wrong foot

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh traffic police was caught on the wrong foot after its personnel issued challans for violations of six traffic rules to a youth, who was driving an e-bike, which is exempted from the Motor Vehicle (MV) Act.

Poor fund allocation to MC irks parliamentary panel

Poor fund allocation to MC irks parliamentary panel

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Taking note of the pathetic financial condition of the Municipal Corporation (MC) Chandigarh, the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Home Affairs has expressed its “anguish over shortfall of approximately Rs 682 crore” in the allocation of funds for the civic body for 2018-19 fiscal.

87 units of blood collected

87 units of blood collected

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:In all, 87 units of blood were donated to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in a blood donation camp organised by the Central Administrative Bar Association, Chandigarh.

268 students get jobs at fair

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Post Graduate Government College, Sector 42, organised ‘Mega Job Fair’, in collaboration with the ESSCI (Electronics Sector Skill Council of India), at the college campus here on Saturday.

Man behind ‘...Trump Sarkar’ campaign calls for tough stand against terrorism

Man behind ‘...Trump Sarkar’ campaign calls for tough stand against terrorism

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar, the architect of famous ad campaign ‘Abki Baar Trump Sarkar’, which turned a large number of Indian American votes from Democratic to the US President Donald Trump’s Republic, was in the city to attend Punjab Engineering College (PEC) alumni meet here on Saturday.

Yesterday once more as alumni walk down memory lane at PEC

Yesterday once more as alumni walk down memory lane at PEC

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Global Annual Alumni Meet of PEC was organised by Punjab Engineering College Old Students’ Association (PECOSA), in association with the Dean, Alumni, Corporate and International Relations, on Saturday.

Have street food at your own risk: PGI study

Have street food at your own risk: PGI study

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH:Have street food at the risk of your own health as a PGI study has found that 90 per cent vendors do not wash hands with soap and 80 per cent have poor food hygiene in Chandigarh.

MC to recover  Rs 60-lakh penalty from contractorP’KULA ROTARY REVAMP

MC to recover Rs 60-lakh penalty from contractor

17 Feb 2019 | 6:59 AM

PANCHKULA:After dismissing six contractual employees and recommending chargesheet against seven employees, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has now decided to recover Rs 60 lakh as penalty from the contractor.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
Delhi’s per capita income three times the national average: Economic Survey

Delhi’s per capita income three times the national average: Economic Survey

23 Feb 2019 | 3:38 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s per capita income in 2018-19 was pegged at Rs 3,65,529, three times the national average, while its gross state domestic product was estimated at Rs 7.79 lakh crore, an increase of 12.98 per cent over 2017-18, according to the Economic Survey tabled in the Assembly on Saturday.

Budget Session: Baijal lists AAP govt’s achievements, plans

Budget Session: Baijal lists AAP govt’s achievements, plans

23 Feb 2019 | 8:53 AM

NEW DELHI:After initial disruptions by the Opposition on the introductory day of the Budget session, LG Anil Baijal resumed his speech in which he spelt out the achievements and plans of the AAP government and how its initiatives on various fronts have contributed in Delhi’ progress.

FIRE SAFETY

Govt OKs amendments to Building Bylaws 2016

23 Feb 2019 | 8:53 AM

NEW DELHI:In the wake of the Karol Bagh fire, the government today banned using rooftops and basements for kitchen or any cooking activity and prohibited the usage of inflammable materials in construction of passage and corridors in guest houses, among the 10 amendments to the Delhi Building Bylaws 2016 for enhancing fire safety.

‘Guru Nanak’s teachings still relevant’

‘Guru Nanak’s teachings still relevant’

23 Feb 2019 | 8:53 AM

NEW DELHI:Guru Nanak Dev’s teachings of sustainable developments anticipated 550 years ago are relevant even in today’s world, said Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri while addressing people in a two-day international conference, Guru Nanak’s Philosophy and Legacy held in Khalsa College, Delhi University.

Man found hanging from tree in Sarai Rohilla park

23 Feb 2019 | 8:53 AM

NEW DELHI:The body of a man in his 50s was allegedly found hanging from a tree at a park in Sarai Rohilla, north Delhi, on Friday, a police official said.

THREAT TO RUNAWAY COUPLES

SC issues notices to Centre, Delhi govt

23 Feb 2019 | 8:53 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre, Delhi government and the Delhi Police Commissioner on a petition filed by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) seeking direction to provide security to inter-caste couples facing threats from their families and vigilante groups.

Delhi Police donates Rs 1 cr to families of slain CRPF jawans

23 Feb 2019 | 8:53 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police has donated Rs 1 crore to the families of CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack, a senior police officer said today.

Sisodia backs protesting employees demanding restructuring of DASS

22 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today expressed solidarity with protesting employees of his government who have been demanding restructuring of the DASS and steno cadre.

More aid pours in for families of martyred CRPF jawans

22 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

Financial assistance to the families of the CRPF soldiers, who lost their lives in the dastardly terror attack at Pulwama, continued to pour in with Mata Amritanandamayi, Sikkim Chief Minister and the Lions Club announcing donations of varying amounts.

Delhi exploring robotic solutions for cleaning sewers

22 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government is exploring the possibility of adopting technological solutions to convert manholes into 'roboholes', — a step aimed at eliminating the dehumanised practice of manual scavenging.

Man falls on Metro tracks, right foot severed by train

22 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

NEW DELHI:A 57-year-old central government employee today accidentally fell on the tracks of the Metro at Dilshad Garden station and came under an approaching train following which his right foot got severed, a police official said.

Shootout near Akshardham temple; two robbers held

22 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

NEW DELHI:A shootout between Delhi Police personnel and robbers near Akshardham temple was reported today.

Kejriwal accuses Cong of weakening AAP in Delhi

Kejriwal accuses Cong of weakening AAP in Delhi

22 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his Aam Aadmi Party has been tired of convincing the Congress for an alliance in Delhi for defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha polls but to no avail – a claim which was rejected by Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit.

Furniture worth lakhs of rupees gutted in a fire in west Delhi

Furniture worth lakhs of rupees gutted in a fire in west Delhi

21 Feb 2019 | 3:16 PM

NEW DELHI: Furniture worth lakhs of rupees was gutted in a fire that broke out in a showroom on Jail Road in west Delhi''s Tilak Nagar in the early hours on Thursday, an official of the Delhi Fire Services said.

BRIEFLY

GST meeting via video conferencing rushed to help real estate: Sisodia

21 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

Finance Minister Manish Sisodia said the GST Council meeting, which had to be adjourned today after opposition from several ministers, alleged the meeting via video conferencing was "called hastily to facilitate the real estate and lottery lobbies to avail undue benefits".

Two Kashmiri shawl vendors attacked in train

21 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Two Kashmiri shawl vendors have claimed that they were beaten up and called "stone pelters" by unidentified men on a train, forcing them to cut short their business trip to Rohtak, said a police official.

Four villages in Northwest Delhi are open defecation free, says Udit Raj

21 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Four villages – Jaunti, Khampur, Salaahpur Majra and Budhanpur — in the Northwest Delhi Parliamentary Constituency are open defecation free (ODF), said MP Udit Ra, who adopted these villages under the Prime Minister Adarsh Gram Yojna.

DCW to undertake 13-day foot march for women safety

21 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Come February 24, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal, along with members of the commission and volunteers, will walk through the streets across the national capital to address problems faced by women on a day-to-day basis on the spot.

AAP pitches hard for statehood; Kejriwal reminds PM of his 2014 promise

21 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP is aggressively pitching for statehood for Delhi, an issue on which the party is all set to corner the incumbent BJP in run-up to the Lok Sabha election before which plans to reach out to people in the capital with how they have been meted out with “step-motherly treatment” by the latter.

Three of  family die as dumper falls on car

Three of family die as dumper falls on car

21 Feb 2019 | 9:06 AM

NEW DELHI:A dumper carrying sand overturned on a Audi 6 car killing three members of a family at 1 am in Rohini, said a police official.

Youth dies after speeding truck rams into scooty

20 Feb 2019 | 9:25 AM

NEW DELHI:A speeding truck killed a youth riding on a scooty today, said a police official.

Man held with gold worth Rs 60 L

20 Feb 2019 | 9:25 AM

NEW DELHI:A CISF personnel detected two gold bars weighing about 1 kg each from the hand baggage of a passenger at T-3, IGI Airport, .

Master Academy beats ESIC; enters quarter-finals

20 Feb 2019 | 9:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Master Academy came out on tops to defeat the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) team to enter the quarter-finals of the 22nd New Delhi YMCA Volleyball Tournament.

AAP leadership weakening me, alleges Alka Lamba

AAP leadership weakening me, alleges Alka Lamba

20 Feb 2019 | 9:25 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP''s Chandni Chowk MLA, Alka Lamba, today alleged that the party leadership was "weakening" her and said she is being accused of attempting to switch over to the Congress.

Fire: Licence holder of Karol Bagh hotel arrested

Fire: Licence holder of Karol Bagh hotel arrested

20 Feb 2019 | 9:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Seven days after a hotel fire at Karol Bagh that claimed 17 lives, Sharadindu Goel, licence holder of Arpit Palace, has been arrested, said DCP Rajesh Deo (crime beach).

‘Land Pooling Policy — a major paradigm shift towards people-led development’

20 Feb 2019 | 9:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Inability of planned development with the speed of population growth and increase in demand for planned housing, commerce, industry, etc.

Two officials suspended over encroachment of forest land

Two officials suspended over encroachment of forest land

20 Feb 2019 | 9:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment and Forest Minister Imran Hussain today ordered suspension of two forest range officials for their “failure” to protect the forest land after a large chunk of ridge and forest land was found encroached and illegally occupied by private persons during a surprise inspection.

Fire breaks out in Delhi shoe factory

Fire breaks out in Delhi shoe factory

19 Feb 2019 | 12:11 PM

NEW DELHI: A fire broke out at a shoe factory here on Tuesday, said an official, adding that there were no reports of any casualty.

10-yr old raped multiple times by neighbour

19 Feb 2019 | 9:00 AM

NEW DELHI:A 10-year-old girl was raped multiple times allegedly by her neighbour in New Ashok Vihar, east Delhi, a police official said on Monday.

Cameramen offer glimpses into India

19 Feb 2019 | 9:00 AM

NEW DELHI:A photo exhibition, 'Big Picture', at Lalit Kala Academy Gallery offers glimpses into India and its history, culture and politics covering various facets.

Delhi budget on Feb 26

19 Feb 2019 | 9:00 AM

NEW DELHI:The budget session of the Delhi Assembly will begin with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's address on February 22 and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will present the annual budget on February 26.

Rajnath Singh inaugurates cyber crime fighting facility

19 Feb 2019 | 9:00 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today inaugurated a state-of-the-art national cyber forensic lab and the Delhi Police's cyber crime unit 'CyPAD' here.

Kejriwal demands statehood for Delhi, Puducherry

19 Feb 2019 | 9:00 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today raised the pitch for complete statehood for Delhi and Puducherry while extending support to his counterpart V Narayanasamy in the latter’s ongoing faceoff with Lt Governor Kiran Bedi over administrative jurisdiction issues.

Traders observe bandh in solidarity with families of martyred CRPF jawans

Traders observe bandh in solidarity with families of martyred CRPF jawans

19 Feb 2019 | 9:00 AM

NEW DELHI:In order to pay its tribute to CRPF personnel killed in Pulwama attack and to depict solidarity with their families and the nation, traders closed their shops for a few hours in the morning today.

Centre, AAP blame each other over delay in regularisation of illegal colonies

Centre, AAP blame each other over delay in regularisation of illegal colonies

18 Feb 2019 | 7:11 AM

NEW DELHI: Blame game over regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi continues with union minister Hardeep Singh Puri asking Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to ensure that his colleagues don’t mislead people of the city by running a “smear campaign” on the issue.

CRPF cautions people against fake pics aimed at spreading hatred

CRPF cautions people against fake pics aimed at spreading hatred

18 Feb 2019 | 7:11 AM

NEW DELHI: The CRPF today cautioned people against "fake pictures" being circulated online of body parts of its 40 soldiers killed in the Pulwama attack.

Fire: Karol Bagh hotel owner arrested

Fire: Karol Bagh hotel owner arrested

18 Feb 2019 | 7:11 AM

NEW DELHI: The police arrested Rakesh Goel, the owner of hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh, in connection with a massive fire which killed 17 people on its premises on Tuesday, a police official said.

Govt announces threefold hike in margin money for ration dealers

Govt announces threefold hike in margin money for ration dealers

17 Feb 2019 | 10:28 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has announced nearly threefold increase in the margin money for ration dealers in the national capital from March for the manual distribution of food items.

27 more hotels to be shut

17 Feb 2019 | 10:28 AM

NEW DELHI:Intensifying its drive against errant hotels, the Delhi Government has cancelled the fire safety certificates of 27 establishments in Karol Bagh, where a massive fire at a hotel killed 17 people earlier this week.

DSGMC hails Meghalaya HC order

17 Feb 2019 | 10:28 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has welcomed the decision of the Meghalaya High Court, staying the dislocation of the Sikhs of Shillong without following the due process.

Pained at Pulwama attack, great loss: Baijal

Pained at Pulwama attack, great loss: Baijal

17 Feb 2019 | 10:28 AM

NEW DELHI:In the wake of an attack on a CRPF bus in Pulwama, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed and several injured, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said: “In solidarity with the country, I am pained at the terror attack on the Srinagar-Jammu highway and salute the jawans who sacrificed their lives while protecting the nation.