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Motorcyclist killed in mishap
The Tata Pickup vehicle that met with an accident in Hoshiarpur.

Motorcyclist killed in mishap

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Raman Siddana (24), a resident of Rishi Nagar in Ludhiana, who along with his three friends was going to the Chintpurni shrine in Himachal Pradesh, died in a road accident that occurred at the Government College chowk in the city, while his three friends who were accompanying him were injured.

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Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, August 17

Raman Siddana (24), a resident of Rishi Nagar in Ludhiana, who along with his three friends was going to the Chintpurni shrine in Himachal Pradesh, died in a road accident that occurred at the Government College chowk in the city, while his three friends who were accompanying him were injured.

The four youths were riding two motorcycles which collided head-on with a Tata Pickup vehicle.

After getting the information, the Model Town police reached the spot and with the help of local residents sent them to the local Civil Hospital.

While doctors at the hospital declared Raman dead, Aman, who was riding the motorcycle with him, and the two youths, Harit and Aman, who were riding the other bike, were getting treatment at the Civil Hospital. Later, the doctors referred Aman, who is critically injured, to the DMC, Ludhiana. After the accident, the pickup driver escaped from the spot.

The Model Town police station have started investigation in the incident and registered an FIR against the absconding driver of the pickup vehicle, Malkit Singh of Jalalmajra village in Fatehgarh Sahib district, under Sections 279, 304 A, 427, 337 and 338 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The body of the deceased was handed over to his family after autopsy.

Another youth critical

While doctors at the Civil Hospital declared Raman Siddana dead, Aman, who was riding the motorcycle with him, and the two youths, Harit and Aman, who were riding the other bike, were getting treatment at the hospital. Later, the doctors referred Aman, who is critically injured, to the DMC, Ludhiana. After the accident, the pickup driver escaped from the spot.

Woman dies as auto, ambulance collide

Woman dies as auto, ambulance collide

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: A woman died and five others were injured after a 108 ambulance collided with an auto-rickshaw late on Thursday night.

Stray bull kills elderly farmer in village

Stray bull kills elderly farmer in village

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In Dholanwal village, near here, a stray bull killed an elderly farmer, Paramjit (64), a local resident, on Saturday morning when he had gone to his farm.

Govt school heads, DEOs get more teeth

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: To monitor effective functioning in government schools and Education Department, Education Secretary Krishan Kumar has invested powers in school heads and other subordinate authorities to take disciplinary action under Rule 10 of the Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rule, 1970, against delinquent staff.

Diarrhoea cases subside in Santokhpura, Chugitti

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: After a death and dozens of cases of diarrhoea being reported from the Santokhpura and Chugitti localities in the city, cases of diarrhoea in these areas have finally subsided.

Drug menace

Capt’s move seeking help from tech giants hailed

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s approach to tech giants Mark Zuckerberg and Sunder Pichai for a campaign against drugs has won applause from residents, especially youth.

Girl ends her life

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

PHAGWARA: A 17-year-old girl, identified as Manisha, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house in the local Mansa Devi Nagar on Thursday night.

NRIs pitch in to distribute uniforms among students

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Amid the controversy regarding scarce funds for uniforms of students, two NRI natives of Khaira Majha village who are currently residing in Canada pitched in Rs 40,000 for school kids’ uniforms along with swings worth Rs 20,000 and an RO system, saying that development of government schools was the first step towards development of their village.

‘Democracy Wall’ painted with ideas an inspiration

‘Democracy Wall’ painted with ideas an inspiration

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Leading personalities from diverse fields ranging from cinema to politics, journalism, etc reached the Lovely Professional University (LPU) campus on Friday to attend the 9th edition of The Print’s — ‘Democracy Wall’, a free speech campus initiative.

'Mera Pind, Meri Shaan'

MLA urges schools to participate in campaign

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A science exhibition was organised by Pandori Bibi Middle School.

DC launches ‘Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao’ scheme for farmers

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

Hoshiarpur: Deputy Commissioner Hoshiarpur Isha Kalia announced to launch a special campaign to motivate farmers to voluntarily adopt pro-farmer ‘Paani Bachao, Paise kamao’ scheme.

Tandarust Punjab Mission

Mobile van to spread awareness on vector-borne diseases in district

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: In a bid to prevent vector-borne diseases by creating awareness and ensuring mass participation under Tandarust Punjab Mission, the Punjab Government is set to run a mobile van, which would cover rural and urban areas of the district.

Phagwara doc gets gold medal

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

PHAGWARA: The National Board of Examination has announced DR RN Rangabashyam Gold Medal Award for a Phagwara resident Dr Abhijot Parmar.

‘No takers for Referendum 2020 in Punjab’

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

Phillaur: State Congress General Secretary Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary forewarned against the recent developments taking place in and outside the country regarding the agenda of separatist organisations like Sikhs for Justice.

Independence DayCampus notes

Independence Day

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: State Public School celebrated 72nd Independence Day with patriotic fervour. Several activities took place on the campus. President of the school Narotam Singh and vice-president Dr Gagandeep Kaur hoisted the National Flag.

One held for selling illicit liquor

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

Phagwara: The police have arrested a youth, Sonu, a resident of Mohalla Tibbi, and recovered 20 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession.

Briefly

Travel agent booked for duping 6

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Rana Sodhi felicitates 98 persons

Rana Sodhi felicitates 98 persons

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Activists of Ambedkar Sena join BSP

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

HMV College bags first prize for cultural show

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Independence Day celebrated with gusto at LPU

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

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

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Unions mark I-Day as ‘Ghulami Diwas’

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Industry Minister hoists National Flag on I-Day

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Nation lost a true statesman, says Manoranjan Kalia

Nation lost a true statesman, says Manoranjan Kalia

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Insurance company told to pay Rs 15 lakh

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Encroachments removed from Naya Bazaar

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Married 15 days ago, couple dies in car accident

Married 15 days ago, couple dies in car accident

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

College student commits suicide at PG

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

City celebrates spirit of freedomIndependence Day

City celebrates spirit of freedom

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

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