Saturday, October 21, 2017
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HERITAGE STREET

Firing leaves devotee injured

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: A devotee was injured when several persons fired at a shopkeeper in the Heritage Street near Golden Temple on the Diwali night when thousands of devotees visited the shrine for paying obeisance.

ROBBERY AT PNB, JAMARAI BRANCH

SHO, three more cops suspended

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

TARN TARAN: Inspector Sukhinder Singh, the SHO, Goindwal Sahib, and three more policemen have been suspended for negligence in duty relating to the bank robbery at the Punjab National Bank branch, Jamarai, 30 km from here, on Wednesday.

Rs 7 lakh stolen from Durgiana Temple

Rs 7 lakh stolen from Durgiana Temple

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Unidentified persons decamped with Rs 7 lakh from an almirah in the Durgiana Temple management office hall inside the premises of the shrine here last night.

Fervour marks Vishvakarma Day celebrations in city

Fervour marks Vishvakarma Day celebrations in city

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Vishvakarma Day was celebrated with fervour in the city today.

BSF offers sweets to Pakistan Rangers

BSF offers sweets to Pakistan Rangers

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The Border Security Force offered sweets to Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali at the Attari-Wagah joint check-post on Thursday.

Residents burst crackers beyond 9.30 pm, 10 booked

Residents burst crackers beyond 9.30 pm, 10 booked

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents continued to burst crackers beyond 9:30 pm in the city on Diwali night.

29 fire incidents reported from city on Diwali night

29 fire incidents reported from city on Diwali night

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 29 fire incidents were reported from the city in a span of one hour and 40 minutes on Diwali night.

Average air pollution more than last year’s Diwali

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The average air pollution has shown a rise in pollutants during this Diwali night as compared to last year’s Diwali.

Postal air mail service: 3 metro cities added

Postal air mail service: 3 metro cities added

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Expanding its horizon, the airmail service is now available for Pune, Kolkata and New Delhi.

Deceased watchman’s family assured of compensation

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

TARN TARAN: The district administration has assured the family members of Jagtar Singh (35), who was electrocuted on Thursday at Pungrain Godown, Dhand, of a compensation of Rs 1.25 lakh.

Experts dwell upon sports nutrition’s importance

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) organised two lectures on the importance of sports nutrition and period of training for the sports performance here recently.

National integration Day

21 Oct 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The state government has instructed the District Education Department to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel as National integration Day.

Kamboh police book nine for fraud

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The Kamboh police have booked nine persons, including two women, for allegedly duping a local resident of Rs 12.50 lakh on the pretext of investing his money in a scheme, which will ensure handsome returns.

4 armed robbers loot bank branch of Rs 7.63 lakh

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

TARN TARAN: Amritsar: Gambling reaches a high as the festival of Diwali draws nearer. Yesterday, the police raided a gambling den, being operating from a hotel.

SNIPPETS

29 held for gambling, released on bail

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Gambling reaches a high as the festival of Diwali draws nearer. Yesterday, the police raided a gambling den, being operating from a hotel.

Tourism festival sponsored by Union govt ends

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The three-day tourism festival, ‘Paryatan Parv’, sponsored by the Union government concluded at Gobindgarh Fort here today.

Punjab has contributed to Hindi journalism’s growth: Speakers

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar on Punjab’s contribution to Hindi journalism was organised at DAV College here today.

BJP holds protests against killing of RSS leader

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The local unit of the BJP staged a protest against the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain here today.

CLASH AT JUDICIAL COURTS COMPLEX

Patti Bar Assn prez among 30 booked

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have booked 30 persons, including the president of the Patti Bar Association and seven other members, in a case in which two groups clashed at Judicial Courts Complex in Patti, 25 km from here, around two weeks ago.

Security stepped up in city for Diwali

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: In view of the rush of residents in the markets and devotees at the Golden Temple on Diwali, the police have made elaborate security arrangements in the city.

Sarpanch booked for fraud

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Jasbir Singh, the Sarpanch of Bhagupur Bait village, falling under the Bhindisaida police station, has been booked for cheating and forgery.

Come what may, policemen stay on roads for people's safetyDIWALI CELEBRATIONS

Come what may, policemen stay on roads for people's safety

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The Diwali celebrations of the holy city are famous all over the world.

Fire Brigade Department to remain on toes today

Fire Brigade Department to remain on toes today

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Staff of the Fire Brigade Department will remain on toes and will maintain high vigil during the festival of Diwali, as chances of breakouts of fire are high during the festival of lights.

MC staff stage protest against non-payment of wages

MC staff stage protest against non-payment of wages

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of the Municipal Corporation here staged a protest today against the non-payment of salaries to them.

Health Dept gears up to tackle mishaps on Diwali night

19 Oct 2017 | 1:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department has made special duty rosters to deal with any mishap caused due to firecrackers and drunken brawls on Diwali night.

SNIPPETS

Elderly man found dead

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

Amritsar: A 60-year old man identified as Kamal Kishore of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar area was found dead at Raminder Singh Bolaria park popularly known as Sakatari Bagh.

GNDU youth festival concludes

GNDU youth festival concludes

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 800 student-artists from 14 colleges participated in 34 events of music, theatre, dance, literary and fine arts in the zonal youth festival of ‘A’ zone of Guru Nanak Dev University.

Medical camp for differently abled

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Health Department organised a camp at Harsha Chinna village in Lopoke block to facilitate differently abled persons with disability certificates.

Construction workers raise demands

Construction workers raise demands

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

TARN TARAN: Construction workers from various organizations, under the banner of Punjab Usari Mazdoor Sanjha Manch, organised a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today.

Khalsa College emerges overall champion

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: At least 450 students from 19 educational institutions under the Khalsa College Charitable Society (KCCS) competed in the five-day 3rd Inter-Khalsa Colleges Diwali Tournament concluded totay.

IIFCO gifts clocks to Golden Temple

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative (IIFCO) gifted 250 wall clocks to the Golden Temple today.

Gang busted, four arrested

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Almost a year after a robbery incident, the police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the case with the arrest of four persons.

Students campaign for green Diwali

Students campaign for green Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of Khalsa College International Public School, Ranjit Avenue, on Tuesday participated in a door-to-door drive to spread the message of no-crackers on Diwali.

Seminar at Civil Hospital marks Ayurveda Day

Seminar at Civil Hospital marks Ayurveda Day

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A function to mark Ayurveda Day was organised today at the Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil Hospital.

Master Johar Singh again denied entry to Golden Temple

Master Johar Singh again denied entry to Golden Temple

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC task force didn’t allow the former president of the Chhota Ghallughara Gurdwara Management Trust, Qadian (Gurdaspur), Master Johar Singh, to enter the Golden Temple on the third day too.

Two gangs of robbers busted, five arrested

Two gangs of robbers busted, five arrested

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar (Rural) police have busted two gangs of robbers by arresting their five members while two others are absconding.

All that glitters is gold on Dhanteras

All that glitters is gold on Dhanteras

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: After a slow and a bit disappointed weekend ahead of Diwali, customers return in good numbers to buy gold ornaments on Dhanteras today.

Accused held in suspended cop’s murder case

Accused held in suspended cop’s murder case

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Two weeks after the brutal killing of suspended policeman and notorious gangster Shubham Singh’s father Baljinder Singh Kalu, the Amritsar (Rural) police arrested the prime accused and his accomplices following a brief encounter that took place at Hariya village.

Bizmen welcome new power tariff

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: City-based entrepreneurs have welcomed the decisions to reduce power tariff for industries to Rs 5 per unit and one time settlement of loans and other proposals of the state government.

Illegal sale of crackers goes on

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Registration of a case against Amritsar Club yesterday for bursting firecrackers has brought to the fore the fact that illegal sale of crackers was going on even before the district administration issued licences for retail sale of crackers.

Security beefed up at Golden Temple

Security beefed up at Golden Temple

18 Oct 2017 | 12:48 AM

AMRITSAR: With the ‘parallel’ jathedars firm on reading out the ‘customary message’ on Bandi Chhor Divas (Diwali), the SGPC and the police have geared up to meet any untoward instance.

Kewal Dhaliwal releases book to encourage women’s confidence

Kewal Dhaliwal releases book to encourage women’s confidence

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: As an effort to collect literally work done by various Punjabi woman play writers, a city-based theatre personality, Kewal Dhaliwal, has come up with a Punjabi book titled “Sheehanina Da Rangmanch”.

NCML holds session with farmers

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: National Collateral Management Services Limited (NCML), a commodity based service provider, organised an interaction with commission agents and farmers here today.

Sidhu opens Solid Waste Mgmt Programme at Patti

Sidhu opens Solid Waste Mgmt Programme at Patti

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

TARN TARAN: The Cabinet Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, inaugurated a Solid Waste Management Programme at Patti, 25 Km from here, on Saturday.

IRMP marks centenary of Indian revolution

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to mark the 100th anniversary of Indian revolution started in 1917, Indian Revolutionary Marxist party (IRMP) today held a convention at its office located at Albert Road here today.

Now, cops to go in for foot patrolling in city

Now, cops to go in for foot patrolling in city

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Concerned over the increasing incidents of snatchings and robberies, the city police have yet again started ‘Beat foot patrolling’ system in order to create fear in the unscrupulous elements creating an atmosphere of insecurity among the people especially women, tourist and traders.

Manch backs Diwali without crackers

Manch backs Diwali without crackers

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

TARN TARAN: Vikas Manch Punjab (VMP) organised a march to sensitise residents about the ill-effects of fire crackers here and appealed the residents not to burst crackers on Diwali to keep the atmosphere clear from pollution.

MC, rural development office staff sans salaries

MC, rural development office staff sans salaries

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: While the nation will celebrate Diwali on Thursday, the District Rural Development Office (DRDO) staff and their family members will be deprived of the celebrations this time as they have not received salaries for the past 19 months.

Hard work goes into making illuminating ’diyas’

Hard work goes into making illuminating ’diyas’

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Every year near Diwali, earthen lamps illuminate houses of residents, adding spark to the festival of lights even in the wake of heavy competition from Chinese lights.

Two held with fake visas

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

Amritsar: The immigration authorities have arrested two Bihar residents for allegedly possessing fake visas.

Low sales ahead of Diwali irk retailers

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of a leading apparel brand on the prime Mall Road in the city wistfully look across the glass door of the shop, expecting a customer.

10 retail firecracker traders get licence

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration today released 10 licences to retail firecracker traders through a draw of lots.

3 thieves held, 28 mobile phones recovered

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested three thieves in two separate instances and recovered as many as 28 mobile phones from their possession.

Residents hail decision, want strict executionRESTRICTED HOURS FOR BURNING FIRECRACKERS

Residents hail decision, want strict execution

17 Oct 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: While city residents are happy over the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s orders about restricted hours for burning firecrackers on the Diwali night, they are skeptical about the implementation of the orders.

SNIPPETS

20 booked for assault

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

Amritsar: The police have booked 20 persons for allegedly attacking Rajpal Singh, a resident of Rasoolpur Kalar village that comes under Vallah, here on Saturday.

Union Government discriminates against Amritsar airport, says Aujla

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR:Amritsar MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla today said the Union Government was discriminating against the Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport.

Annual functionSCHOOL NOTES

Annual function

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

Amritsar: The annual function of Delhi Public School was held here on Saturday.

Metro bus services resume after five days

Metro bus services resume after five days

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR:After staying off roads for five days, the services of metro buses running under the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) resumed yesterday.

NGOs hold events for bringing cheer to the needy

NGOs hold events for bringing cheer to the needy

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: To bring cheer to the needy in the festival season, various NGOs organised events in the city today.

28% more paddy arrival at mandis this year, say officials

28% more paddy arrival at mandis this year, say officials

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: A total of 3, 85, 351 metric tonnes of paddy have been procured by various government and private agencies in the district so far.

ATTACK ON STUDENT

24 hrs on, police yet to arrest culprits

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Even 24 hours have passed, the police are yet to arrest the culprits who had shot at Arshdeep Singh, a BCA student, of Guru Nanak Dev Univesrity college campus at Verka.

Gurdaspur bypoll results will affect MC elections: Political observers

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Political experts in the city are of the view that the results of Gurdaspur bypoll will affect the upcoming MC elections scheduled to be held in December.

Health Dept destroys khoya, sweets

Health Dept destroys khoya, sweets

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The Health Department destroyed around 150 kg of khoya seized from two manufacturers during a raid at Bhullar village here today.

Five booked for kidnapping de-addiction centre staff

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have registered a case against five persons for kidnapping and thrashing employees of a de-addiction centre located in the Rajewal area.

Four persons take away taxi at gunpoint

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Four persons took away a taxi at gunpoint near the Tangra railway crossing here yesterday.

Admn to allocate space to firecracker sellers today

Admn to allocate space to firecracker sellers today

16 Oct 2017 | 1:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration will allocate space to firecracker sellers for setting up stalls through a draw system on October 16.

SNIPPETS

Milk canter crushes man

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

Tarn Taran: Jasmail Singh (65), a resident of Chamba Kalan village, 35 km from here, was crushed by a milk canter in the village on Friday.

School with a special aimTARN TARAN DIARY

School with a special aim

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

The special students of the local Smarpan Special School were honoured at a specially organised function here. Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal was the chief guest on the occasion while other officials, too, were present at the function.

Jasmine wins gold in athletics c’ship

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Jasmine Kaur, a shot-put state champion clinched gold medal on first day of 29th North India Athletic championship, kicked off at Taran Tarn today.

Cong will win Gurdaspur LS bypoll , says Sidhu

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The Local Bodies Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, said the Congress would win the by-elections for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat with the highest margin.

Dengue larvae found, Health Department fines Roadways

Dengue larvae found, Health Department fines Roadways

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of the District Health Department conducted an inspection at the roadways workshop here and issued a challan after dengue larvae was detected at the place.

Keenly awaited Central projects at a standstill

Keenly awaited Central projects at a standstill

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: As the Central Government funded mega projects such as establishment of railway line between Patti (Amrtisar) and Makhu (Ferozepur), the work of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and Software Technology Park of India Center have come to a standstill.

These youngsters make sure poor don’t go hungry

These youngsters make sure poor don’t go hungry

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A group of 45 youngsters in the city are making sure that the poor and the underprivileged don’t sleep on an empty stomach.

Four cases of vehicle theft reported

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The holy city has witnessed at least four instances of vehicle thefts in the past 14 hours.

3 hoteliers told to demolish their illegal buildings

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation has issued notices to owners of three illegal hotels and asked them to demolish their buildings within three days.

Rural police seize huge quantity of alcohol

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police seized a major haul of industrial alcohol from two Mohali residents, who were carrying it to the Khasa distillery.

Student critically injured in firing

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A student, identified as Arshdeep Singh of Laxshmi Vihar locality, was critically wounded after a group of persons shot at him near the Verka bypass here today.

Youth commits suicide, SGPC employee booked

15 Oct 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) employee posted at a Fatehgarh Sahib gurdwara was booked by the Government Railway Police on the charges of abetment to suicide.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
City takes in reason, Diwali din goes down

City takes in reason, Diwali din goes down

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: All awareness campaigns on green Diwali led by schools and social welfare organisations and knowledge about the ill effects of bursting crackers seem to have paid off on Diwali.

Factory owners, workers pay tributes to Lord Vishwakarma

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Vishwakarma Day was celebrated today by industrial units and workers in various part of the city.

Bursting crackers: Residents ignore High Court time limit

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: The directive issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court restricting the time for bursting of crackers from 6.30 to 9.30 pm went up in smoke as residents of the city continued to burst crackers well beyond the time limit.

Cops beaten up for restricting residents

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: A police team was attacked with sharp-edged weapons just because they stopped some residents from bursting firecrackers around 11 pm on Thandi Sadak near Church in the Railway colony area.

Fire breaks out at cardboard factory

Fire breaks out at cardboard factory

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: A major fire broke out in Aggarwal Corrugators India Private Limited, a card board factory located at Growth Centre, here last night.

Firecrackers sale dips this year

Firecrackers sale dips this year

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: With more and more people in the city preferring a green Diwali, the sale of firecracker went down drastically.

Potholes dot Patiala Mandi-Rampura Pind stretch

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: While a majority of streets here have been re-laid by the Municipal Council during the last 10 years of the SAD-BJP government in the state, residents using the Patiala Mandi-Rampura Pind road across the grain market are surprised at why this portion had remained unattended.

Dengue spread tentacles, 68 cases reported so far

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Despite tall claims by the district Health Department on preparedness to deal with dengue, the number of dengue patients is continuously rising at the Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital.

Factory road resident alleges harassment by Suvidha Centre

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: For the past few days, Surinder Kumar Garg has been running from pillar to post to get his arms licence renewed from the Suwidha Centre in Rampura Phul.

Hospital X-ray machine still non-functional

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Unable to purchase X-ray films due to inadequate funds,the lone digital X-ray machine of Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital here is lying non-functional for the last two months, causing inconvenience to patients.

BFSS School students celebrate Diwali

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: On the occasion of Diwali, various competitions like diya making, greeting card making and rangoli making were organised at Baba Farid Senior Secondary School.

Few obey order to construct boundary wall on vacant plots

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Despite directions to make the boundary wall on the vacant plots given by the Municipal Corporation and a warning of strict action to be taken against those who flout the order under Section 324 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976, few city residents have started the construction of the boundary wall on their vacant plots.

Garbage dumps an eyesore

21 Oct 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Garbage dumps on roads in different corners of the city have become an eyesore for those residing in the area.

Students asked to obey traffic rules

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: An informative workshop on traffic rules and various cautions to be taken by students was held on the premises of St. Joseph’s Convent Senior Secondary School, Bathinda.

SNIPPETS

Basketball tourney concludes

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

Bathinda: Third inter-college men and women basketball tournament, conducted by Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, concluded here yesterday.

Farmers happy with hike in paddy price

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Paddy-growing farmers are a happy lot as they have started getting Rs 70-80 per quintal hike in the price of their produce in comparison to last year.

2 cases of crime against women reported

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Two cases of crime against women have been reported in the city.

Councillors spar over civic works

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Akali-BJP and Congress councillors spat on various issues in the general house meeting held today.

Dry fruit, bakery products in demand

Dry fruit, bakery products in demand

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Apprehensive of adulteration in sweets, people now prefer giving healthy and low-fat items as gifts on Diwali.

Fire brigade team on alert as city celebrates

Fire brigade team on alert as city celebrates

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: For the past 30 years, Jaswinder Singh has not been able to celebrate Diwali with his family.

Chinese crackers on sale with ‘Make in India’ stamp

Chinese crackers on sale with ‘Make in India’ stamp

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Despite ban on the import of Chinese firecrackers, their sale in markets across the city is going on unabated.

Admn fails to check illegal sale of firecrackers

Admn fails to check illegal sale of firecrackers

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: The illegal sale of firecrackers is going on unabated in various areas in the city.

Emergency health services to remain open on Diwali

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: The district health authorities have decided to keep emergency services open at sub divisional hospitals (SDH) and community health centres (CHC) on Diwali since a large number of patients report at different hospitals with cracker injuries on that day.

Manpreet offers Diwali greetings

Manpreet offers Diwali greetings

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today visited markets of the city to offer good wishes to traders and residents on the eve of Diwali.

City vows to celebrate Green Diwali

City vows to celebrate Green Diwali

19 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: The pledges to celebrate green Diwali are resonating across the city with schools and NGOs taking out awareness rallies, requesting residents to say no to crackers.

Chinese lights leave few takers for earthen diyas

Chinese lights leave few takers for earthen diyas

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: The hot and harsh summer season may have gone by but makers and sellers of the desi earthen diyas have started feeling the heat now.

Despite tall MC claims, heaps of garbage present in city areas

Despite tall MC claims, heaps of garbage present in city areas

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: Despite tall claims by the civic body regarding cleanliness, heaps of garbage can be seen in several areas of the city, making it a breeding ground for mosquitoes and flies.

Gurdaspur defeat: Internal bickering comes to the fore

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: The defeat in the Gurdaspur by-poll has led to bickering between leaders of the SAD and the BJP with SAD leader and former CPS Sarup Chand Singla’s outburst against Modi over the alliance’s defeat.

Parking contractor issued notice over fleecing

Parking contractor issued notice over fleecing

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: After the report on the ‘Bus stand parking contractor fleecing visitors’ published in these columns on September 27, the PRTC ordered the contractor asking him to charge a parking fee of Rs 10 for two wheelers and Rs 20 for four wheelers.

Residents flay move to levy 2% municipal tax on power

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: Residents are irked over the state government’s decision to levy 2 per cent municipal tax on the consumption, use or sale of electricity in urban areas that are under MC limits across the state.

2 women killed in road mishap

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: Two women were killed in a road accident near Bucho Kalan village here today.

Fire safety measures given a miss at crackers market in city

Fire safety measures given a miss at crackers market in city

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: Fire safety measures seem to have gone for a toss at firecracker markets in the city as neither any police personnel nor any fire brigade truck was spotted today at the designated places.

12 items on agenda to be tabled at today’s General House meet

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: A total of 12 items on agenda will be tabled at the General House meeting of the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda.

Kin protest after newborn dies

Kin protest after newborn dies

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: High drama prevailed today outside a private hospital situated on Powerhouse Road after a newborn baby died.

Sale of cars, utensils goes up on Dhanteras

Sale of cars, utensils goes up on Dhanteras

18 Oct 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: The sale of cars and utensils witnessed an increase on Dhanteras as compared to other days.

Foot patrolling exercise beginsBRIEFLY

Foot patrolling exercise begins

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police initiated the foot patrolling exercise in the city on Monday. The exercise will initially be carried out in the areas that come under Kotwali, Canal Colony, Civil Lines, Cantonment and Thermal police stations.

1 held with stolen bikes

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: The Civil Lines police arrested a person with two stolen motorcycles here today. The accused has been identified as Jarnail Singh, a resident of Pakka Dhobiana in Bathinda.

CJM celebrates Diwali at Children’s Home

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: District and Sessions Judge Paramjeet Singh, along with Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Dr Mandeep Mittal, who is also the Secretary of District Legal Services Authority, Bathinda, celebrated Diwali at Children’s Home, a home for the destitute, here today.

Drive on to stop people from taking selfies on railway tracks

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: Following directions by the Northern Railway, the Railway Police Force (RPF) here has initiated an awareness campaign to stop people from clicking selfies on railway tracks.

Poor cover-up exercise by MC

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: Covering up open dug-up pits for laying sewerage pipelines on the main road of Janta Nagar after a report in these columns, the sewerage department of the Municipal Corporation is showing more carelessness by shoddily covering it with inadequate mud.

Need to inject life in Civil Hospital mortuary

Need to inject life in Civil Hospital mortuary

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: The mortuary ward of Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital has been crying for attention for the past many years. Besides, the equipment, including dead body freezer boxes and stretchers in the mortuary ward, is also in a dilapidated condition.

Civil Lines residents pay to clean garbage as MC fails

Civil Lines residents pay to clean garbage as MC fails

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: The poor working of Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) sanitation workers has made residents pay from their own pockets to get their area cleaned.

Depot holder arrested for siphoning off foodgrain

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: The Cantonment police arrested a depot holder for allegedly siphoning off foodgrain here today. The police said an investigation had been initiated after registering a case under Sections 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 7 of the EC Act against the accused.

Stubble-burning: AAP demands aid for farmers

Stubble-burning: AAP demands aid for farmers

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: Leaders and workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today demanded that paddy farmers be given monetary and technical assistance to shun the practice of stubble-burning.

Firecracker prices see 15% hike, courtesy GST

17 Oct 2017 | 12:22 AM

BATHINDA: The prices of firecrackers have witnessed an increase of 15 per cent this year. The hike has been attributed to the implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST).

Four held, 79 boxes of illicit liquor recovered

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The anti-liquor cell recovered 79 boxes of illicit liquor, three cars, a canter and a country-made pistol.

Bank cashier killed in road accident

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons were killed in two road accidents that took place in the city and at Jagga Ram Tirath village.

Activist demands probe into Diwali fest

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: General secretary of the local NGO Punjab Human Rights Committee, Ved Parkash Gupta, has written a letter to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh demanding probe into the ongoing Diwali festival organised in the city.

3 held with poppy husk, intoxicant pills

3 held with poppy husk, intoxicant pills

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-2 wing of the Bathinda police today arrested a driver and cleaner of a truck with 125-kg of poppy husk at a naka at Kataar Singh Wala village.

Congress supporters celebrate Jakhar’s victory

Congress supporters celebrate Jakhar’s victory

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Congress leaders and workers today celebrated PPCC president Sunil Jakhar’s thumping victory in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll by distributing sweets outside the Finance Minister and local MLA Manpreet Badal’s office in the city.

One injured in firing over land dispute at Kaljharani

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Three persons allegedly opened fire at a house at Kaljharani village over a land dispute between two groups last night.

Drinking in the open goes on in city

Drinking in the open goes on in city

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The city police seem to have failed in checking drinking at public places. In the evening, one can notice boozers consuming liquor in their vehicles on the road opposite Three Cinemas on the Goniana road, Bibiwala road, railway station, bus stand, 100-ft road and fish market among other places in the city.

Singla blames Modi govt for Gurdaspur defeat

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: SAD leader and former CPS Sarup Chand Singla today claimed that SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal was not defeated in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll while it was the defeat of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government’s ‘anti-people’ policies.

Death of student: Cops fail to find clue after 72 hours

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The police have failed to find any clue regarding the driver of the Swift car even 72 hours after the accident in which 13-year-old student Agam Talwar was killed.

HC order: Firecracker traders fear huge losses

HC order: Firecracker traders fear huge losses

16 Oct 2017 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Traders selling firecrackers have been left high and dry after the district administration cancelled 162 licenses issued to them.

Man held with 75-gm opium

Man held with 75-gm opium

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

Bathinda: The police have arrested a person with 75 gm of opium from Singo village here. The accused have been identified as Jagdish Singh, a resident of Singo village.

Negligence in safety will not be tolerated: DRM

Negligence in safety will not be tolerated: DRM

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of the Ambala Division Dinesh Chand Sharma today reached the city railway station to inspection it for the first time after taking the charge on October 4.

Police accused of inaction in assault case

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Dalip Singh (75), a resident of Amarpura Basti, has accused the Canal Colony police of inaction in a case in which his son and grandson were allegedly assaulted by some persons on October 8.

Powercom initiates repair work

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: To make sure that city residents don’t face any power cuts in the festival session, the Powercom has started maintenance work on a war footing.

BJP pursuing ‘anti-people’ policies, says CPI’s Faizi

BJP pursuing ‘anti-people’ policies, says CPI’s Faizi

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: The Communist Party of India (CPI) is planning to organize its cadre and corner the BJP government on its ‘anti-people’ policies which have destroyed the country.

Students apprised of DLSA schemes

Students apprised of DLSA schemes

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Bathinda, organised a seminar at Government Middle School, Joganand, here today.

Drug addicts come forward to shun abuse

Drug addicts come forward to shun abuse

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Drug addicts seem to be in a mood to quit their bad habit and make a new beginning.

Liquor smuggling a major issue for contractors, police

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: Liquor smuggling from Haryana into Bathinda district is one of the major issues for wine contractors and police officials.

MC General House now on Diwali eve

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, has scheduled a General House meeting to be held a day prior to Diwali, on October 18.

Power supply disrupted after fire in waste dump

Power supply disrupted after fire in waste dump

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: The power connection to shops opposite RBDAV School on Bibiwala Road was snapped today in the afternoon due to fire in municipal waste lying on a vacant plot of land.

21 booked for issuing threats to seed dealers

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: The police have registered a case against 21 persons, 15 of them are unidentified, for giving threats to seed dealers.

Doing work for which company paid: Triveni

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: After facing the wrath of city residents and officials of the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, for not completing the sewerage and water connection work, Triveni Company has finally broken its silence on the issue.

Admn cancels licences of firecracker sellers

Admn cancels licences of firecracker sellers

15 Oct 2017 | 12:07 AM

BATHINDA: The district administration today cancelled the licences of all 162 firecracker sellers after the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued new directions on the selling of firecrackers and allotment of stalls through a draw system.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Cracker ban: 25 held for crossing the limit in city

Cracker ban: 25 held for crossing the limit in city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 56 cases have been registered for violation of orders on bursting and sale of crackers in the city.

Cleaner, quieter Diwali in 5 yrs

Cleaner, quieter Diwali in 5 yrs

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The restrictions imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on bursting of crackers brought a huge relief to the city residents this Diwali with the levels of air and noise pollution seeing a steep decline, the lowest in five years.

7 held in P’kula, 17 FIRs lodged

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:The police arrested seven persons for violating the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on bursting of crackers.

Mohali flouts HC order with impunity

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:The ban imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on bursting of crackers before 6.30 pm and after 9.30 pm on Diwali virtually went up in smoke in Mohali, as the town saw fireworks till 1.30 am yesterday.

Cracker ban goes up in smoke

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PATIALA:Residents burnt crackers and fireworks overnight despite the fact that the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) had fixed three-hour time for the purpose.

City hospitals get 141 burn cases

City hospitals get 141 burn cases

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:City hospitals received over 141 patients who sustained burn injuries due to the burning of crackers on Diwali.

PGI eye centre jampacked

PGI eye centre jampacked

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:All beds at the fourth floor of the Advanced Eye Centre at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) are occupied with patients who were brought in with eye injuries on and after Diwali.

15 injured in Panchkula on Diwali night

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:Fifteen persons received injuries from crackers on the Diwali night in Panchkula.

Mohali witnesses  18 burn cases

Mohali witnesses 18 burn cases

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:Eighteen persons, including nine children and three women, received eye and burn injuries during while celebrating Diwali here.

MC issues 80 challans for littering public places in city

MC issues 80 challans for littering public places in city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after Diwali, the Municipal Corporation today cracked a whip on households outside which waste was found scattered.

Dera Bassi plays safe, no loss of life, property

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

DERA BASSI:Learning from its mistakes over the past years, the Dera Bassi constituency succeeded in celebrating a safe Diwali this year as no major incident was reported from across the constituency wherein loss of life or property was recorded due to fire.

Congress leader dies of dengue

Congress leader dies of dengue

21 Oct 2017 | 2:49 AM

Panchkula: Chanderkanta (64), general secretary of the Haryana Pradesh Mahila Congress, died of dengue at a hospital here on Friday.

Sec 15 residents go for green Diwali

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to spread a message of ‘pollution-free’ festivities, members of the Welfare Society, Sector 15, here, celebrated a community Diwali programme at the Community Centre, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Residents of this Mohali village celebrate Diwali a day later

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:While Diwali has already been celebrated with fervour across the country on Thursday, around 600 residents of Chilla village, which falls in Sector 81, here, enjoyed the festivities today.

Cracker stalls witness huge rush in city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The restrictions on the bursting of crackers failed to dampen the spirit of residents who thronged the stalls to buy firecrackers on Diwali.

PGI Director seeks complete ban on crackers

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: PGI Director Prof Jagat Ram while demanding a complete ban on the bursting of crackers said the restrictions of lighting crackers in three hours, from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, on Diwali proved to be no deterrent.

7 traders booked for selling crackers sans licence

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Seven cases have been registered against traders under Section 188 of the IPC for selling crackers without licence in the city on Diwali during a checking carried out by teams formed by the Deputy Commissioners in the three sub-divisions.

P’kula sees fall in air pollution level

P’kula sees fall in air pollution level

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:The air pollution level was less this Diwali as compared with that of last year.

Ex-principal dies from burnsCYLINDER BLAST

Ex-principal dies from burns

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:Two days after a cylinder blast at a house in Sector 10, Hem Raj Sharma (70) succumbed to his burn injuries at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh, today.

Come Dec 11, fly to Bangkok from city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:Air India has announced the long-awaited direct flight from Chandigarh to Bangkok.

CAT reinstates city school headmaster

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:After the UT rejected the extension plea of a national and state awardee headmaster of a government school here, the Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal ordered his reinstatement.

Mohali murder: After firing at wife, hotelier wanted to save her

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:After pumping six bullets into his wife Kulwant Kaur, 60-year-old Nirankar Singh had immediately realised his action.

Heritage lamp to go under hammer in London

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:A standard floor lamp, designed by Pierre Jeanneret 50 years ago, has been put up for auction.

No company to run toilets in the city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:There are no takers for running and maintaining 300 toilets in the city, for which financial bids were to be filed today.

Defunct escalators cripple patients’ movement at GMCH-32

Defunct escalators cripple patients’ movement at GMCH-32

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Six defunct escalators are testing the patience of patients at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, Chandigarh.

P’kula ASI suspended for seeking bribe

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manbir Singh on Friday suspended an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), who was caught demanding bribe in a video from the staff at a liquor vend in Sector 5 on Diwali.

AMENDMENTS IN POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

JAC of unaided colleges to move court

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PATIALA:With the Punjab Government making amendments in the post-matric scholarship scheme sponsored by the Centre and directing all unaided colleges to refund the fee

7-month-old foetus found in Nabha

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

NABHA:A seven-month-old foetus was recovered from a vacant plot at Jaspal Colony in Nabha town late last night.

Campus notes

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

Patiala: Diwali was celebrated at Bhupindra International Public School. Classrooms were decorated and candle and diya-making activity and inter-house rangoli-making competition were held.

Amid row, 9-member boxing contingent set for nationals

Amid row, 9-member boxing contingent set for nationals

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Despite the controversy surrounding the selection procedure, the Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association (CABA) has cleared a nine-member contingent for the Elite National Boxing Championship at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium in Vizag from October 24 to 30.

Karandeep makes a mark on home turf

Karandeep makes a mark on home turf

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Every player wants to be at his best while playing at home and budding city golfer Karandeep Kochhar is no different.

Bhullar on top, Sandhu second

Bhullar on top, Sandhu second

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MACAU:Gaganjeet Bhullar, Ajeetesh Sandhu and Shubhankar Sharma figured in the top-5 at the halfway stage of the Macau Open.

Run for martyrs at Sukhna tomorrow

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Border Security Force (BSF) will organise a ‘run for martyrs’ at Sukhna Lake on October 22.

Karsan girls win wrestling titleBRIEFLY: SPORTS

Karsan girls win wrestling title

21 Oct 2017 | 2:49 AM

Chandigarh: Government Model Senior Secondary School, Karsan, defeated Government Model High School, Dhanas, 14-12 to win the girls’ U-17 inter-school wrestling championship here on Friday.

Bharat Nirman Award for PGI volunteers

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Volunteers of Neuroscience Research Lab, PGI, and Annals Indian Academy of Neurosciences have won Bharat Nirman Award at a science event organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Environment and Vigyan Bharti at the recently concluded third India International Science Festival, Chennai.

BRIEFLY

Mishap victim dies

21 Oct 2017 | 2:49 AM

Zirakpur: A resident of Maya Garden City, Zirakpur, succumbed to his injuries at the PGI here on Thursday.

Quieter Diwali in Chandigarh; noise levels dip this year

Quieter Diwali in Chandigarh; noise levels dip this year

20 Oct 2017 | 9:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: It was a quieter Diwali this year in the Union Territory, courtesy a high court order fixing a three-hour slot for bursting firecrackers in Punjab, Haryana and here.

55 cases registered for violating court orders on bursting crackers

55 cases registered for violating court orders on bursting crackers

20 Oct 2017 | 9:05 PM

CHANDIGARH: The police have registered as many as 55 cases in Chandigarh for violating the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order on bursting of firecrackers on Diwali night.

Mohali hotelier shoots dead wife following altercation

Mohali hotelier shoots dead wife following altercation

18 Oct 2017 | 11:39 AM

MOHALI: A local hotelier shot dead his wife following an altercation at Phase X here on Wednesday morning. Nirankar Singh Sarao has been arrested and the gun used in the crime recovered.

52-year-old Nabha woman dies of suspected dengue

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

NABHA:A 52-year-old woman, a resident of Nabha, is suspected to have died of dengue at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI), Chandigarh, this morning.

Tennis meet from Oct 21

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Total Tennis Academy will organise The Total Tennis Championship at its Sector 11 academy here from October 21. During the tournament, the boys will compete in U-10, U-12 and U-14 categories, while the girls have been divided into U-12 and U-16 segments.

GMSSS-22, NPS boys make winning starts

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 22, beat their Sector 35 counterparts by a solitary goal in the boys’ U-19 inter-school football championship here on Tuesday.

Kaila helps Punjab beat HP by innings & 91 runs

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:Skipper Karan Kaila claimed a match haul of 11 wickets as Punjab beat Himachal Pradesh by an innings and 91 runs at Dhruv Pandove Stadium here today to register their second successive win in the Col CK Nayudu Trophy.

Charged-up Ajeetesh sets eyes on Macau Open

Charged-up Ajeetesh sets eyes on Macau Open

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

MACAO:Buoyed by his maiden win on the Asian Tour a fortnight ago, golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu will be aiming to continue his winning streak when he tees off for the first time in four years at the Macau Open tomorrow.

CFA facing existential crisis

CFA facing existential crisis

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:At a time when the country is gushing about the Chandigarh Football Academy’s (CFA) assembly line production of international footballers for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, it may come as a rude shock that the elite institute is facing an existential crisis.

Clean up cracker residue from outside house or pay Rs 5,500

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Don’t forget to pick cracker residue or candle/diya waste after celebrating Diwali outside your house tomorrow.

Mixed response to restrictions on bursting of crackersOPEN HOUSE

Mixed response to restrictions on bursting of crackers

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

SS ARORA:Restrictions on sale and bursting of crackers is long-awaited and a step in the right direction.

On Day 2, cracker sales up, traders pin hope on D-day

On Day 2, cracker sales up, traders pin hope on D-day

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sales went up on the second day at nine cracker selling points set by the UT Administration following a draw of lots.

Demand for electronics plummets in Mohali

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:A day before Diwali, shopkeepers in Mohali said the sale of electronics had declined due to higher Goods and Services Tax (GST) besides competition from online retailers.

Sales down by 30-50 per centFALLOUT OF GST, ONLINE SHOPPING

Sales down by 30-50 per cent

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:On the eve of Diwali, traders in the city rued a slump in their sales.

Cracker pollution on the rise in city

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:While it will be interesting to know the level of air and noise pollution this Diwali following the Punjab and Haryana High Court order, the past four years witnessed a continuous increase in their level.

Diwali here, roads still not LED-illuminated

Diwali here, roads still not LED-illuminated

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation has failed to change all ordinary street lights with LED lights in the city.

Diwali rush chokes city roads

Diwali rush chokes city roads

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Traffic snarls were witnessed across the city roads today due to festive rush, especially during evening hours.

Leave of fire personnel cancelled

Leave of fire personnel cancelled

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:To prevent any untoward incident amid the Diwali celebrations, the leave of all staff has been cancelled and directions have been issued to them to remain alert to deal with any emergency.

Fire Dept staff put on alert

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA: As many as 13 fire tenders will be stationed at different places in Panchkula to tackle any fire incident during Diwali celebrations. Among these 13 fire tenders, one fire tender each will be stationed at Hafed Sector 5 Ground, Barwala, Kalka, Pinjore and Sector 28, where the administration had given sites to sell crackers.

No check on roadside vendors, residents fume

No check on roadside vendors, residents fume

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ahead of Diwali, the number of vendors has increased manifold in the city, especially in Sectors 17, 19 and 22, causing much inconvenience to commuters and pedestrians.

Hospitals geared up for Diwali

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ahead of Diwali, city hospitals have geared up to provide emergency services to tackle any emergency.

Additional staff deployed at Civil Hospital

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:Ahead of the festival of lights, the Civil Hospital in Mohali has deployed additional staff and made arrangements to provide timely treatment to patients arriving at the emergency ward with burn and eye injuries on Diwali.

UT VAT cut blow to petrol pump owners in Mohali

UT VAT cut blow to petrol pump owners in Mohali

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:A day after the UT Administration slashed the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by 5 per cent, petrol pump owners in Mohali demanded a reduction in VAT on fuel on a par with the rate in Chandigarh.

Startup from PU wins award

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bio incubator, Cluster Innovation Centre in Biotechnology, Panjab University (PU), has won the national jury award at the ‘Startup Contest- 2017’.

Dates for PU tests

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University (PU) has announced the dates for various entrance tests to be conducted for the 2018-2019 session.

Court accepts police plea for CCTV footage

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have moved an application in a court to include the CCTV footage on record in an alleged case of rioting and manhandling policemen by Dera Bassi MLA NK Sharma and BJP Punjab Secretary Vineet Joshi.

RECRUITMENT SCAM

Another day police remand for accused

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court extended the police remand of two accused in the TGT scam by one day today.

GRAFT CASE

Bizman seeks B-class jail facilities

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gurugram-based businessman Swaraj Kandoi, who was arrested by the CBI in a graft case, has filed an application for better facilities in jail.

PU students share festive essence with elderly

PU students share festive essence with elderly

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Enactus team of the Chemical Engineering Department, under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, organised an event at the Senior Citizens’ Home in Sector 15 here today.

Festive season sees 1,988 motorists being challaned

Festive season sees 1,988 motorists being challaned

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:In all, 1,988 motorists were challaned for wrong parking in the city this festive season.

7 hurt in P’kula cylinder blast

7 hurt in P’kula cylinder blast

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Seven persons were injured in a cylinder blast in Sector 10, Panchkula, late this evening.

Two held with countrymade pistol, cartridges

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Operation Cell of the Chandigarh police has arrested two persons, including a woman, for carrying a countrymade pistol and two cartridges.

1,700 cops to keep close vigil

1,700 cops to keep close vigil

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Around 1,700 police personnel will be deployed in the city to prevent any untoward incident on Diwali.

SDMs to keep an eye on violators

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration has formed teams under three SDMs to ensure the compliance of three-hour period set by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for bursting crackers in the city on Diwali.

Bursting of crackers: 10 cases registered

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ten cases were registered at different police stations of Chandigarh against unknown persons for bursting crackers.

Finally, crackdown on illegal cracker sellers at Kurali

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:Acting tough on illegal cracker sellers, the Mohali police booked nine persons, including son of the municipal council president, and the administration seized crackers worth several lakhs at Kurali today.

Hit by car, girl on bike dies

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A-14-year-old girl died after the cycle she was riding was hit by a car near the Verka booth in Sector 8 yesterday.

Mohali hotelier shoots wife in car after spat

Mohali hotelier shoots wife in car after spat

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:A 60-year-old man, who owns a hotel, shot dead his 62-year-old wife in a car following a spat near Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X, here this morning.

Chandigarh man detained from Delhi gurdwara for 'possessing' objectionable posters

18 Oct 2017 | 12:36 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Tuesday night detained Baljeet Singh Khalsa, a 54-year-old resident of Chandigarh, from Gurdwara Sis Ganj here for allegedly possessing objectionable posters.

22-yr-old girl dies, dengue suspected

18 Oct 2017 | 2:57 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A 22-year-old girl from Zirakpur died of suspected dengue at Mukat Hospital, Sector 34, Chandigarh, today. The Health Department officials has not confirmed it yet.

SNIPPETS

Snatching, kidnap bid

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

Mohali: Panic gripped the locality opposite Grecian Hospital in Sector 69 here following two back-to-back crime incidents.

BRIEFLY : SPORTS

SGGS spikers win gold

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

PANKAJ:Chandigarh: Sri Guru Gobind School Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, has won a gold medal in the CBSE Volleyball U-19 Cluster Meet at Kausali.

Tricity athletes shine in martial arts

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Martial art performers from the Black Dragon International Martial Arts Academy have won 33 medals at the Second NTTA Open National Taekwondo Championship held at the Sector 10 skating rink.

Khuda Ali Sher boys off to a winning start

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model Senior Secondary School, Khuda Ali Sher, registered a 7-3 5-4 win over CL DAV School, Sector 7, in the boys’ opening match at the State Dodgeball Championship here today.

Haryana Steelers edge out Puneri Paltan

Haryana Steelers edge out Puneri Paltan

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Prashanth Kumar Rai scored 12 points as Haryana Steelers beat hosts Puneri Paltan 31-27 in their Pro Kabaddi League match at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune.

DAV boys seal 9-wkt win against St. Joseph’s

DAV boys seal 9-wkt win against St. Joseph’s

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeated St.

PU boys clinch tennis gold

PU boys clinch tennis gold

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University boys beat Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 3-0 to win the gold medal in the North Zone Tennis Tournament held at Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, today.

Hassan, Sehar claim carrom titles

Hassan, Sehar claim carrom titles

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mohammad Hassan overwhelmed Mohammad Talib to win the 18th Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Prize Money Carrom Ranking Tournament here on Tuesday.

Punjab inch towards victory

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

PATIALA:Skipper Karan Kaila claimed seven wickets in a day as Punjab inched closer to victory against Himachal Pradesh on the third day of their Col CK Nayudu Trophy match at Dhruv Pandove Stadium here today.

City-based lawyer wins laurels

City-based lawyer wins laurels

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

Chandigarh: A city-based lawyer, Utsav Singh Bains, has received the Youth Icon Award at the London School of Economics (LSE) for work on issues relating to justice and human rights by member of British Parliament Virendra Kumar Sharma on Health, Human Rights and International Development.

Local commander could have dealt with Pathankot attack better:  Lt Gen KJ Singh

Local commander could have dealt with Pathankot attack better: Lt Gen KJ Singh

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Lt Gen KJ Singh (retd), who was Army Commander Western Command during Pathankot terrorist attack in 2016, said the local commander could have been better used.

SSA staff get month’s salary as Admn takes loan

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association (SSATWA), Chandigarh, thanked the UT Administrator, VP Singh Badnore, for arranging one-month salary of 819 junior basic and trained graduate teachers and other 245 employees by taking loan.

Danke! German students to stay for Diwali

Danke! German students to stay for Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Under the Indo-German School Partnerships, a contingent of 23 German students visited Chandigarh today.

PU, college teachers yet to get exam payments

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University (PU) campus and college teachers have been seeking their emoluments of paper checking for a long time.

Despite VC’s objection, PUTA secy is Senator

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Despite objections of Panjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover to nominate secretary of Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) Prof JK Goswami as the Senate member, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has nominated him.

CENTRE FOR WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS-2017

PU slips by 39 positions in world rankings

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, has slipped by 39 positions in the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR)-2017 and is placed at 550th position among 1,000 universities.

Pledge for green Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

Patiala: Activists of the Student Association of Punjab (SAP) pledged to celebrate a green Diwali by organising an awareness march at Khalsa College.

Seven test positive for dengue in Nabha

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

NABHA:Dengue patients continue to pour in at the local Civil Hospital. Seven new cases have been reported at the hospital in the past 48 hours.

Note ban, GST hit job creation, says expert

Note ban, GST hit job creation, says expert

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

PATIALA:Demonetisation, the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and restrictions on the cattle trade have adversely impacted employment generation in the country.

Additional coach for long-distance trains

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:An extra coach each has been attached to long-distance trains in order to cope up with a huge rush of passengers during the festive season.

Brisk business in Dera Bassi

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

DERA BASSI:Even as sales picked up slowly this festival season, Dhanteras cheered up owners of utensil shops, automobile showrooms and electronics stores across the town today.

GST spoilsport as business tanks in Mohali

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

MOHALI:Businessmen in this town are not busy this festive season.

It’s snarl-ups all the way

It’s snarl-ups all the way

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the city markets witnessing huge rush on Dhanteras, traffic jams were ubiquitous in several sectors even as cops were deployed near markets.

Dhanteras fails to lift spirits of city traders

Dhanteras fails to lift spirits of city traders

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Even Dhanteras, which is considered auspicious day for buying gold and utensils, failed to uplift the traders’ spirits.

Zero biz in P’kula, tents pitched in evening

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

PANCHKULA:A day after the draw of lots for issuing temporary licences to sell crackers, the city witnessed no business as traders remained busy fulfilling formalities the entire day.

No cracker stall at Bassi Theatre site

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

MOHALI:A day after temporary licences to sell crackers were issued through a draw, about 11-12 cracker sellers set up stalls late in the evening at the Dasehra Ground in Phase VIII.

Licence to sell: Day 1 gone in formalities, tricity traders’ refrain

Licence to sell: Day 1 gone in formalities, tricity traders’ refrain

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Cracker sellers had a tough time on day one of their three-day licence.

Two held with drugs

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two persons were arrested by the crime branch of the Chandigarh Police under the NDPS Act. Ricky, a resident of Sector 25, was arrested from near the cremation ground in Sector 25 with 20 gm of smack.

Youth booked in Nangal

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

Nangal: The Nangal police on Tuesday booked a 25-year-old youth for a minor girl’s rape. The accused has been identified as Jaswinder alias Lucky of Johal village.

Cancel lease of Naam Charcha Ghar, P’kula police urge HUDA

Cancel lease of Naam Charcha Ghar, P’kula police urge HUDA

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

PATIALA: The Panchkula police have written to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to cancel the lease given to the Dera Sacha Sauda for its Naam Charcha Ghar in Sector 2. The police had written to HUDA after recovering sticks from its premises.

2 arrested on charge of minors’ rape

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two cases of rape with minor girls were reported in the city. A Sector 25 resident has been arrested by the UT police for allegedly raping his seven-year-old daughter.

PGI patients given blankets, fruits

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: As part of Diwali celebrations, the Punjab branch of the Indian Red Cross Society today distributed blankets among poor patients at the PGI.

CEO of dera firm nabbed

CEO of dera firm nabbed

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: The special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police have arrested CP Arora, chief executive officer (CEO) of MSG All-Trading International Pvt Ltd, a Dera Sacha Sauda firm, in connection with the conspiracy to incite violence that erupted following the conviction of dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case on August 25.

Stalking case: Barala seeks bail, 3rd time in 3 months

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: Charged with stalking and attempt to abduct Varnika Kundu, a 29-year-old DJ, Vikas Barala has applied for bail for a third time in three months.

Snatchers strike twice in city

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as security in the city has been stepped up in view of the festive season, snatchers struck twice yesterday.

Diwali gifts stolen from doc’s car

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

Chandigarh: Thieves stole Diwali gifts worth Rs 25,000 from a PGI doctor’s car after smashing its windowpane at the busy Sector 15 market on Monday night.

UT officials reshuffled

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: With new officers joining, there was a reshuffle in the responsibilities of the IAS, PCS and HCS officers in the UT.

Woman delivers baby boy on bus

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: Neelu, a resident of Sirhind, delivered a baby boy on a Punjab Roadways bus coming from Chandigarh to Sirhind.

Fly to Nanded Sahib from Nov 15

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

Mohali: Mohali will be connected by air with Nanded Sahib through a connecting flight, starting from the Chandigarh international airport on November 15.

Aadhaar services at more Sampark centres

Aadhaar services at more Sampark centres

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

Chandigarh: Investigating officer Pratibha Devi recorded the statement of the 10-year-old rape victim against her elder uncle in the court on Tuesday.

Fliers fume as flight from Dubai lands sans luggage

Fliers fume as flight from Dubai lands sans luggage

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

MOHALI: Passengers aboard IndiGo’s flight (6E 56) from Dubai to Chandigarh were left aghast when they arrived at the Chandigarh international airport without their luggage, which was left behind by the airline.

At Kurali, 4 licences, 150 cracker sellers!

At Kurali, 4 licences, 150 cracker sellers!

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

MOHALI: Not caring two hoots about the rules and orders, around 150 cracker sellers are doing brisk business at Kurali even though the administration has issued just four licences in this regard.

Fuel cheaper as UT cuts VAT by 5%

Fuel cheaper as UT cuts VAT by 5%

18 Oct 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the UT Administration slashing VAT on petrol and diesel by 5 per cent, the fuel prices in Chandigarh will come down by Rs 2, effective from Wednesday.

Tax on petrol, diesel slashed in Chandigarh

Tax on petrol, diesel slashed in Chandigarh

17 Oct 2017 | 10:21 PM

CHANDIGARH: Fuel prices are set to come down in UT Chandigarh from Wednesday with the city administration deciding to bring down the VAT on petrol and diesel.

Chirag, Nidhi clinch carrom titles

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chirag and Nidhi Gupta won the boys’ and girls’ junior titles, respectively, in the ongoing 18th Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Prize Money Carrom Ranking Tournament at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

Youth gets 7-yr jail for raping minor

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today sentenced 22-year-old Sunil Kumar, a resident of Nayagaon, to seven years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1.12 lakh for raping a minor.

Dowry: Man, mother booked

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

Zirakpur: After investigating a complaint filed by a woman, the police on Monday booked her husband and mother-in-law for dowry harassment.

10-YEAR-OLD'S RAPE

Munshi records statement

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A malkhana munshi recorded his statement in the court today in the rape case of the 10-year-old girl.

Surge in airfares, courtesy Diwali

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: With the festive season around the corner, the flights operating from Chandigarh have become expensive.

ISTC students win NASA Rover Challenge Asia Cup

ISTC students win NASA Rover Challenge Asia Cup

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two teams from the Indo-Swiss Training Center (ISTC) here have jointly won the first prize in the NASA Rover Challenge Asia Cup 2017, organised in India for the first time for students.

Auto-rickshaws set on fire at Sector 25

Auto-rickshaws set on fire at Sector 25

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four auto-rickshaws were set on fire by some miscreants at Sector 25 colony on Sunday night.

BMW CASE

Harmehtab applies for bail

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Harmehtab Singh Rarewala, one of the accused in the murder of Akansh Sen, nephew of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, has sought bail.

Sweets shops challaned

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

Chandigarh: Challans were issued to the owners of four sweet shops in Mani Majra for not maintaiing hygiene.

Anmolpreet hits double as Punjab score big against Himachal

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:Led by Anmolpreet Singh's double century, Punjab posted first innings total of 529 runs against Himachal Pradesh on the second day of their Colonel CK Nayudu Trophy match at Dhruv Pandove Stadium here today.

Construction workers up in arms

Construction workers up in arms

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:Activists of various unions under the banner of the Joint Punjab Construction Workers Union staged a massive protest in front of the DC office, along with their family members, in the wake of their pending issues.

3 Meerut dealers arrested for supplying arms to gangsters

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:The police have arrested three weapon dealers from Uttar Pradesh on the charge of supplying arms to a gang busted here two days ago.

Inter-college c’ship: Harpreet declared best boxer

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:The three-day Punjabi University Inter-College Boxing (Women) Championship hosted by Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala, concluded here today.

350 take part in yoga c’ship

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:The 42nd edition of the Punjab State Yoga Championship was organised by the Punjab Yoga Association at Government Mohindra College in Patiala.

Implement NGT guidelines, CM urged

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

Patiala: The district unit of the AAP, led by district president GS Mungo, handed over a memorandum to the SDM urging CM Capt Amarinder Singh to implement the National Green Tribunal (NGT) guidelines that had asked government officials to talk to farmers and decide on the aid needed to stop stubble burning.

SCHOOL NOTES

PPT presentation on festivals

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

Patiala: To make tiny tots understand the importance of festivals in life, a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation was shown to them at Ryan International School.

Dengue stings city hard

Dengue stings city hard

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

PATIALA:There has been a sudden rise in vector-borne diseases in the district, with about 400 new cases of dengue being reported this month alone.

Twin titles for SGGS swimmersPU INTER-COLLEGE DIVING & SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Twin titles for SGGS swimmers

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) College, Sector 26, won the Panjab University Inter-college Diving and Swimming Championships for Men here today.

Prabhat, Rohit win silver

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

NIKHIL:Chandigarh: Prabhat Jogi and Rohit Bhatti of DAV College, Sector 10, have won silver medals in the 26th Senior National Wushu Championship held at Shillong.

Mandeep in India U-19 squad

Mandeep in India U-19 squad

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:The wait for budding Punjab speedster Mandeep Singh seems to have finally ended as the 18-year-old Chandigarh Cricket Academy (CCA) protégé was on Monday drafted into India U-19 squad for the upcoming Asia Cup.

Dist attorney, daughter booked for threatening P’kula IAS officer

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

PANCHKULA: On a complaint of IAS officer Anita Yadav, Director-General, Women and Child Welfare Department, the police have booked a district attorney (DA) posted in the Haryana Civil Secretariat at Chandigarh and his daughter.

Left-out traders rue timing of HC order, allege harassment

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: Firecrackers traders, who were left out in the draw of lots for issuance of temporary licences, called the process ‘unfair’ and alleged harassment by the authorities concerned.

Luck fails office-bearers of cracker sellers’ body

Luck fails office-bearers of cracker sellers’ body

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A number of traders, who had been selling crackers for over a decade now and could not make it in the draw of lots for issue of temporary licence, were an agitated lot.

Draw of lots: 96 get licence to sell firecrackers in city

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A total of 96 persons were issued temporary licences to sell crackers in a draw of lots conducted outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today.

40 traders given licence in Mohali

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: The administration today held a draw of lots to issue 40 temporary licences to traders for selling crackers.

35 licences issued in P’kula

35 licences issued in P’kula

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

PANCHKULA: The administration today held a draw for issuing temporary licence to sell crackers at 35 sites.

Mohali cops to patrol narrow lanes on foot

Mohali cops to patrol narrow lanes on foot

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: Returning to the conventional system of policing, the Punjab Police today launched foot patrolling in Mohali district.

UT selects consultant for Tribune flyover, again

UT selects consultant for Tribune flyover, again

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: After year on wait and five attempts, the Chandigarh Administration has finally selected a consultant for the Tribune Chowk flyover project today.

Man acquitted of brother’s murder as mother turns hostile

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today acquitted a man in a murder case after the complainant turned hostile.

2 PCS officers join UT Admn

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

Chandigarh: PCS officers Anil Kumar Garg and Tejdeep Singh Saini joined the UT Administration today.

Prof Karamjeet of UBS wins laurels

Prof Karamjeet of UBS wins laurels

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Karamjeet Singh, University Business School, Panjab University (PU), was selected for Best Business Academic of the Year (BBAY) Award-2017 and got a silver medal at the 70th All-India Commerce Conference held at IIS University, Jaipur, on October 12-14.

Healthy tiffin competitionSCHOOL NOTES

Healthy tiffin competition

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

Chandigarh: On the occasion of World Food Day, Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40-D, Chandigarh, organised a healthy tiffin competition for pre-nursery to Class VIII and salad-making competition for classes IX to XII.

UT cadre staff take up Dhanas school issue

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Teachers at Government Model High School have not got their salaries for September.

ASST CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE OFFICER ENTRANCE EXAM

Candidates complain of less time, school dismisses allegations

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 13 candidates have complained about less time being given in the Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) entrance exam that was held on Sunday at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh.

Power play! Peon washes Mohali officer’s private car

Power play! Peon washes Mohali officer’s private car

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: In what seems to be a case of misuse of power and position, a peon at the Municipal Corporation here was seen washing his officer’s private car during the office hours today.

Meanwhile, in tricity schools, green Diwali is a hot topic

Meanwhile, in tricity schools, green Diwali is a hot topic

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Amidst the SC ban on sale of firecrackers and the High Court’s crack down on lesser sale, private schools in tricity have been encouraging students to have green Diwali this time.

Repay society in form of new ideas: Guv

Repay society in form of new ideas: Guv

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

KHARAR: “You are the future of a new India and now the time has come to repay back to society in the form of new ideas and technologies that you will develop to address the national and local issues using the education and knowledge that you have accumulated.

Police zero in on suspects, to release photos soonMOHALI DOUBLE MURDER

Police zero in on suspects, to release photos soon

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: Twenty-four days after the double murder of senior journalist KJ Singh and his nonagenarian mother Gurcharan Kaur, the police are going to release photos of four-five suspects they have zeroed in on during their investigation so far.

Hit by mobike, labourer dies

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 53-year-old pedestrian was killed after being hit by a speeding motorcycle near the Sector 25/38 light point on Sunday night.

Colonel denied bail, yet againROAD RAGE

Colonel denied bail, yet again

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: Col Manvir Bains, accused of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, has been denied bail, yet again.

Dengue claims life of 18-yr-old Panchkula boy

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after an 18-year-old boy from Panchkula died of dengue, the UT anti-malaria officer, Dr Gaurav Aggarwal, today sent a communique to the PGI and the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, asking them to share the details of patients from other states who succumb to dengue.

UT cop held for dera chief’s escape bid

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula police have arrested UT Head Constable Lal Singh, who was posted in the intelligence wing, in connection with Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s escape bid on August 25.

Smuggler arrested with Rs 40-lakh gold

Smuggler arrested with Rs 40-lakh gold

17 Oct 2017 | 2:07 AM

MOHALI: A team of the Customs intelligence staff arrested a gold smuggler at the Chandigarh international airport in Mohali and recovered 1,350 gm gold (24 carat), worth around Rs 40 lakh, from his possession.

Sumitpal wins tennis tourney

Sumitpal wins tennis tourney

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sumitpal Singh beat Munish Bhumbak 6-2 6-2 to win the final of the men’s category on the concluding day of the Sunrise Open Tennis Tournament at Chandigarh Club, Sector 1.

Aryan, Mayank sail into carrom semis

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: Aryan S Dhaka defeated Aditya Gupta 3-17 14-8 20-6 to reach the semifinals of the boys’ singles category on the opening day of the 18th Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Prize Money Carrom Ranking Tournament at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today. Mayank Gupta defeated Yash Gupta 18-1 11-4 10-9 and Chirag C beat Bhagyash 21-0 21-0.

BRIEFLY

Patiala Lawyers defeat Kaithal

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

Chandigarh: In the Lawyers Premier League, Patiala Lawyers defeated Kaithal by 81 runs at the Tau Devi Lala Stadium in Panchkula today.

SCHOOL NOTES

YPS among top 50

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

Patiala: Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Patiala, has been rated among the “Future 50 Schools Shaping Success” by “Fortune India”, a leading human resource journal of the country.

In death, 65-yr-old woman gives new lease of life to two

In death, 65-yr-old woman gives new lease of life to two

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:It was 36th case of organ donation at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) this year as compared to 27 in 2016 when Rajinder Kumar of Patiala showed courage by consenting for organ donation of his mother Ram Pyari.

Leasehold to freehold: MP rejects ‘hefty’ conversion rates

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:MP Kirron Kher has disapproved the ‘exorbitant’ rates for conversion of properties from leasehold to freehold, proposed by the Estate Office.

Two vehicle thieves arrested

Two vehicle thieves arrested

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have recovered eight stolen two-wheelers on the revelation of two vehicle lifters they arrested on Friday.

Health workers hold protest march in city

Health workers hold protest march in city

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:Members of the Unemployed Multipurpose Health Workers Union today held a protest march against the state government.

Cops leave for UP to arrest dealer who sent arms to gangsters

Cops leave for UP to arrest dealer who sent arms to gangsters

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:A day after a police team headed by Crime Investigating Agency (II) incharge Bikramjit Brar busted an inter-state gang of criminals and arrested its seven members, the police are now looking for the “main dealer from Uttar Pradesh supplying arms to the gang”.

Checking mishaps: Stray dogs get reflective collars

Checking mishaps: Stray dogs get reflective collars

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

PANCHKULA:Inspired by an Indore-based NGO, animal lovers in the city have started putting reflective collars around the necks of stray dogs to prevent them from being hit by vehicles after dusk.

Water & sewerage bills: Civic body acts against defaulters

Water & sewerage bills: Civic body acts against defaulters

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:To generate funds for development projects of the Municipal Corporation, Patiala, civic body officials have started acting tough against defaulters of water and sewerage bills.

Boxers level favouritism charge against CABA president Jerath

Boxers level favouritism charge against CABA president Jerath

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Huge row erupted during the selection trials for the Senior National Men’s Boxing Championship at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, on Sunday.

Rana Club lift Dasehra Cup

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:The Ranabrother Club, Karnal, won the 6th Dasehra Cup .

Chitkara boys win football meet

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The boys team of Chitkara International School, Sector 25, won twin titles on the concluding day of the CBSE XVIII Football Cluster Championship at St Soldier International School, Sector 28, here today.

Shubhankar lifts PGTI cup on home turf

Shubhankar lifts PGTI cup on home turf

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shubhankar Sharma saved his best for the last as the local boy won the TAKE Open Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Elderly moot self-help group

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:While various schemes of the UT Administration and the policy pertaining to the security of senior citizens are lying in abeyance, the Second Innings Association (SIA), a body of senior citizens, during a seminar, contemplated constituting a ‘self-help group’ to take care of senior citizens.

MC to auction 51 sites for car bazaar at Hallo Majra

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:While car bazaar dealers are yet to get several facilities, the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has decided to auction 51 sites at Hallo Majra next month.

Tap alternatives to ease festive rush on roads in tricityOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Tap alternatives to ease festive rush on roads in tricity

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

RK KAPOOR:I am a retired NRI and want to settle in my hometown Chandigarh.

2 miscreants snatch gold chain from woman

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:Two motorcycle-borne snatchers targeted an elderly woman and snatched her gold chain at Phase II, here, today.

Bank staff booked for fraud

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

Chandigarh: A case of cheating has been registered against a staff of a private bank for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 13 lakh. A complaint has been received that Arun Saluja, wealth adviser at ICICI Bank, Mani Majra, along with others, allegedly cheated the complainant on the pretext of investment of funds.

Drunken driving challans to surpass last year’s figure

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:With over 5,000 motorists already challaned this year for drunken driving, the UT traffic police are surely going to surpass the 2016 figure when total 5,033 persons were challaned for drunken driving throughout the year.

CM’s flying squad raids sweets units

CM’s flying squad raids sweets units

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

PANCHKULA:The Haryana Chief Minister’s Flying Squad, in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration, Haryana, conducted raids at three sweets factories in the Industrial Area, here, and took samples of sweets and khoya.

Body found on highway

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

LALRU:An unidentified body was found under mysterious circumstance near a toll plaza on the Ambala-Chandigarh highwayhere today.

Another heritage chair to go under the hammer in UK

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:This may sound unbelievable for many but an armchair of the Punjab and the Haryana High Court, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret 50 years ago, has been put on the auction by one of the auction houses of the UK, Bonhams, for Rs 9,80,000.

PANCHAYATI LAND

Ensure redressal of pending cases in 3 months, staff told

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:While tightening noose around those possessing panchayati lands illegally, the Secretary of Rural Development and Panchayat Department directed the staff to ensure the redressal of all pending cases within three months under the Punjab Panchayati Raj Act and Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act, 1961.

HOUSE TAX DEFAULTERS IN P’KULA

MC issues 10K notices to recover Rs 42 crore

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

PANCHKULA:The Panchkula Municipal Corporation has issued 10,000 notices to defaulters of house tax, who have yet to clear the dues amounting to Rs 42 crore.

Kher flags off new CTU buses

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, today flagged off 40 new buses of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) from the ISBT, Sector 17, here, today.

Kumbra witnesses rise in typhoid, dengue cases

Kumbra witnesses rise in typhoid, dengue cases

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:With having poor sanitation conditions, wild growth and water accumulation all around, Kumbhra has been witnessing a rise in cases of malaria, viral fever and dengue of late.

Smart lookREPORTER'S DIARY

Smart look

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

The look of the UT Secretariat in Sector 9 is changing with the times.

POLICE COMMEMORATION DAY ON OCTOBER 21

Officials to pay homage at martyrs’ schools

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:To honour the men in khaki who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, senior police officials will visit their schools and native places on October 21 to pay homage.

Two vehicle thieves arrested

Two vehicle thieves arrested

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have recovered eight stolen two-wheelers on the revelation of two vehicle lifters they arrested on Friday.

17 new dengue cases in city

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

Chandigarh: The number of dengue cases crossed the 800 mark in the city with 17 new cases surfacing on Sunday. Last year, the dengue count in the city was 1,246. Humid conditions, coupled with pleasant temperature, provides congenial conditions for the breeding of aedes aegypti mosquitoes that cause dengue.

MP rejects ‘hefty’ conversion ratesLEASEHOLD TO FREEHOLD

MP rejects ‘hefty’ conversion rates

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:MP Kirron Kher has disapproved the ‘exorbitant’ rates for conversion of properties from leasehold to freehold, proposed by the Estate Office.

Parking pangs at PGI

Parking pangs at PGI

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The patients visiting the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) are being double taxed for parking.

In Mohali, parking charge of car higher than OPD fee

In Mohali, parking charge of car higher than OPD fee

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:Patients visiting the Civil Hospital in Phase VI have to pay more for parking than the consultation fee at the out-patient department (OPD).

Teachers set to celebrate Diwali without salaries

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:It appears that 819 junior basic and trained graduate teachers and other 245 employees of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) will not get their two month salary before Diwali for the third consecutive year.

College teachers condemn biometric attendance

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh District Council of Punjan and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) took a note of a letter sent by a liaison officer in the office of the Director Higher Education (DHE), Chandigarh Administration, to principals of two local colleges in Sector 26 regarding biometric attendance.

PU VC to attend alumni meet in Vancouver

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover and Dean of Alumni Relations Prof Anil Monga are heading for Vancouver, Canada, to attend a meet of the PU’s alumni on October 22.

NSUI celebrates Jakhar’s victory

NSUI celebrates Jakhar’s victory

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) celebrated the victory of Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha elections by distributing sweets at the Students’ Centre in Panjab University (PU).

PU yet to fix responsibility in exam seal-tampering charge

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two college teachers have alleged tampering of seal and fraud in BA Semester V geography exam held in December, 2016.

ASI caught in money-for-work sting operation

ASI caught in money-for-work sting operation

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:“Money is supreme and everything can be managed in the Police Department with it.

Illegal cracker sale rampant in Mohali

Illegal cracker sale rampant in Mohali

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:The illegal sale of crackers is rampant in several parts of the district.

Flouting cracker timings may even land you in jail

Flouting cracker timings may even land you in jail

16 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bursting crackers except during the permissible period will invite a jail term ranging from one month to six months as the Deputy Commissioners of Chandigarh and Mohali and the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) have issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC banning the bursting of crackers except on October 19 (Diwali), that too between 6.

Police claim to solve Rs 3.80 lakh heist

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police claimed to have solved a burglary case and recover stolen items and cash worth Rs 2.40 lakh from the accused.

3 vehicle thieves held

3 vehicle thieves held

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police have arrested three theft accused, Balwinder Singh (23), Lakhwinder Singh (22) and Mehar Ali (26), all residents of Mohali, under cases of the Arms Act, Motor Vehicle Act and theft.

SCHOOL NOTES

Diwali celebrated

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

Chandigarh: Diwali was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm at Sunshine Meadows Play School, Sector 35, on Saturday.

Prinkle, Krishan finish second

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

Chandigarh: Local CLTA trainees Prinkle Singh and Krishan Hooda finished as runners-up in the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship concluded in New Delhi, today.

Chahat swims to new national recordSENIOR NATIONAL C'SHIP

Chahat swims to new national record

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chahat Arora of MCM College, Sector 36, while representing Punjab created a new national record by winning the 100m breaststroke meet in the 71st Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships, held in Bhopal.

Jalandhar beat Samana

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Jalandhar defeated Samana by nine wickets in the opening match of Lawyers’ Premier League at the Sector 16 cricket stadium, here today.

Jeev's early exit takes the sheen off the event

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Golf Club wore a deserted look today, despite hosting nation's best golfers in the ongoing TAKE Open Golf Championship; reason Jeev Milkha Singh's absence.

Aman Raj surprises, leads Day 3

Aman Raj surprises, leads Day 3

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Patna's Aman Raj took away the top slot of the leader's board on the penultimate day of the ongoing TAKE Open Golf Championship, at the Chandigarh Club, here today.

UNNATURAL DEATHS

Confusion over Health Dept order to civil surgeons

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

PATIALA:Forensic medicine experts working in medical colleges under the Punjab Government have urged the state Health and Family Welfare Department to give clarification about its order sent to all civil surgeons in the state that in cases of alleged murder or suicide cases, the postmortem should be conducted by specialised forensic teams at the district and state-level hospitals.

Rayat-Bahra welcomes freshers

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

PATIALA:It was a splash of colours at the Rayat-Bahra Group Patiala Campus which hosted a talent hunt-cum-cultural fest `Aafreen -2017', an extravaganza of dance and music, to welcome the fresh students.

Counselling session held

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

Patiala: A counselling session was held at Police DAV Public School, Patiala, by Healing Soul Society, an NGO, headed by Satnam Singh on moral value.

Interstate gang busted, 7 held

Interstate gang busted, 7 held

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala police and the Organised Crime Control Unit of the Intelligence Wing have arrested seven members of an interstate gang of robbers involved in several cases of murder and snatching cases.

Jalandhar beat Samana

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Jalandhar defeated Samana by nine wickets in the opening match of Lawyers’ Premier League at the Sector 16 cricket stadium, here today.

Children fall sick after eating biscuits

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

DERA BASSI:Three children fell sick after eating biscuits here on Friday.

Man injured as car, tipper collide

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A Baltana resident sustained injuries when a tipper allegedly hit the car he was travelling in near the Zirakpur-Patiala intersection on Friday night.

Fire safety measures given a miss at Zirakpur

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Fire safety seems to have been given a miss by the authorities at Zirakpur, a thriving township with a population hovering around one lakh.

Snatchers arrested

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The crime branch of the Chandigarh Police busted a gang of snatchers and vehicle thieves.

Sanitation drive at Sector 17 Plaza

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation (MC), Chandigarh, organised a special sanitation drive at the Plaza, Sector 17, on Saturday.

Annual fiesta

Annual fiesta

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (degree wing), Sector 26, Chandigarh, organised its annual-techno cultural fiesta "APRATIM- The Phoenix Rises".

Three killed in mishaps

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

Ropar: Two persons were killed in road accidents while another crushed to death under a train.

Residents complain of nuisance outside temple

Residents complain of nuisance outside temple

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Residents of Sector 19 have yet again complained about nuisance outside Prachin Shiv-Kali-Shani Mandir.

2 held for fatal assault on rickshaw puller

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two persons have been arrested for the murder of a rickshaw puller at the Industrial Area here.

Two caught selling medicines illegally

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

Chandigarh: A high drama took place at the GMCH, Sector 32, after its security staff nabbed two persons for selling medicine illegally today.

Non-payment of dues: Teachers up in arms

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: A meeting of the district council of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) was held at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, regarding the non-payment of evaluation, re-evaluation and paper setting dues.

Charges framed against ex-cop, lawyer for planting drugs, fake currency in car

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court framed charges against a former UT police inspector and an advocate in a case involving planting of narcotics and fake currency in a vehicle of a resident.

1,074 challans issued for wrong parking in 14 days

1,074 challans issued for wrong parking in 14 days

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police claimed to have started a special drive against wrong parking in the city till Diwali.

Barbeque Nation, 2 residents fined for littering

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cracking the whip on those responsible for littering, the sanitation department of the Municipal Corporation issued a Rs 10,500 commercial challan to Barbeque Nation, Sector 26.

Panchkula DC forms panel for effective implementation of ban

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

PANCHKULA:For the effective implementation of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directions on bursting crackers, the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Gauri Parashar Joshi today formed a five-member committee.

12 sites in Mohali for sale of crackers

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

MOHALI:A day after the High Court ordered to fix the timing of bursting crackers on Diwali from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, residents in the district said the order was a prudent move to curb rising pollution levels in the district.

Admn hurries cracker licence process

Admn hurries cracker licence process

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: In view of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directive just a few days before Diwali, the UT Administration has now been forced to hurriedly implement the process of giving licences for the sale of crackers as traders feel disappointed.

Cracker of a move?SEND YOUR SUGGESTIONS

Cracker of a move?

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has fixed a three-hour slot for bursting of firecrackers on Diwali in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.

Man arrested for deserting mother

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

Mohali: The police have arrested a man for allegedly refusing to take care of his mother and driving her out of house. The accused, Kanwaljeet Singh, was later released on bail.

Cops, SBI fined for defaming 2 ITBP menFAKE CURRENCY THAT WASN’T

Cops, SBI fined for defaming 2 ITBP men

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court awarded Rs 5 lakh each to two head constables of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in a defamation suit they had filed against the UT Administration, the police and the State Bank of India.

Workers thrash car driver as BJP protests Kerala killings

Workers thrash car driver as BJP protests Kerala killings

15 Oct 2017 | 2:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: A group of workers of the BJP’s youth wing today thrashed a commuter in full public view in the middle of the Sector 29/30 light point even as the party workers were holding a protest against the alleged killing of RSS and BJP activists in Kerala, at a few metres away.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
Post-Diwali air quality ‘severe’A MIASMA OF SMOG

Post-Diwali air quality ‘severe’

21 Oct 2017 | 12:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Even as the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi, people celebrated Diwali festivities by bursting crackers during the night with the result air quality took a sharp plunge and entered the severe zone today.

DENGUE STING

Two more succumb to vector-borne disease

21 Oct 2017 | 12:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Two more persons have fallen prey to dengue in the national Capital taking the tally of deaths from the vector-borne disease this season to five.

Firemen get 204 calls; big blaze in cloth godown

21 Oct 2017 | 12:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Even though there were fewer fire incidents in the Capital this year, Delhi Fire Service (DFS) personnel were on their toes as over 200 fire-related incidents were reported which include a big blaze in a godown in east Delhi last night, a DFS spokesperson said today.

Increase in number of heart patients at AIIMS

21 Oct 2017 | 12:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Smoke from bursting of crackers has not only affected the air quality but also the lungs and hearts of many people in Delhi with a 15 per cent rise in the number of patients visiting AIIMS due to cardio-pulmonary problems.

Minister checks Chhath Puja preparations

21 Oct 2017 | 12:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Ahead of the Chhath Puja, Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai today took stock of the arrangements made for the festival and inspected Yamuna ghats in north Delhi.

PWD directs officials to ensure road safety norms

21 Oct 2017 | 12:31 AM

NEW DELHI:The engineer-in-chief of the Public Works Department, Delhi Government, Sarvagya Srivastava at a meeting held today directed officials to ensure compliance of road safety norms such as proper installation of signages, surfacing of streets, etc.

Man’s body found

21 Oct 2017 | 12:31 AM

NEW DELHI:The body of a man, in his 20s, was found from outer Delhi's Nangloi, police said today.

Man detained for possessing objectionable posters

19 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police detained Baljeet Singh Khalsa (54), a resident of Chandigarh, from Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib last night. He was taken to the Kotwali Police Station in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.

One arretsed for bootlegging, vehicle theft

19 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: The crime branch has busted an interstate gang of bootleggers, who were involved in auto theft also, and arrested an accused, Monu Phogat (27), a resident of Rohtak in Haryana, from Dwarka Sector-16.

Man who set himself ablaze at India Gate dies

19 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old man, who set himself ablaze at India Gate yesterday, died in the early hours of today at a hospital here, said a police official.

CM announces Rs 25,000 for victims of Jamia Nagar fire

19 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced Rs 25,000 each for those whose shanties were gutted in a fire in Jamia Nagar, Southeast Delhi, yesterday.

Metro runs decorated train with Diwali greetings

Metro runs decorated train with Diwali greetings

19 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in its endeavour to spread the message of cleanliness and to promote clean and green environment today launched a specially decorated train with slogans on ‘Swacchta’ and greetings on the occasion of Diwali.

AAP targets Dikshit over cooperative bank scam

19 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today targeted former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who has said that Delhi had “some of the most efficient” bureaucrats following Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s remarks that 90 per cent IAS officers do not work.

Centre agrees to Kejriwal’s proposal on review of Metro functioning

19 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI: The Union government agreed to the suggestions of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for review all the issues of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) functioning by an independent group, sources said.

DTC offers free ride to women on Bhai Dooj

18 Oct 2017 | 7:07 PM

NEW DELHI: Women in the city will be able to travel for free in the buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on the occasion of Bhai Dooj on October 21.

Delhi has some of the most efficient bureaucrats: Dikshit

18 Oct 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after Arvind Kejriwal claimed that 90 per cent of the IAS officers do not work, former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in a tweet message said Delhi has "some of the most efficient" bureaucrats.

Seventh day of strike: Garbage swells in East Delhi

18 Oct 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Scores of sanitation workers of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), who are demanding payment of their salaries, clearance of arrears and medical cashless card, protested outside the office of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as their strike entered its seventh day today.

Chandigarh slashes VAT by 5 pc; fuel prices down by Rs 2

18 Oct 2017 | 1:11 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the Chandigarh administration today slashing 5 per cent VAT on petrol and diesel, fuel prices in Chandigarh will come down by Rs 2 from Wednesday.

Kejriwal’s car recovery: LG asks CM to appreciate police efforts

18 Oct 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal asked the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal to appreciate the efforts of the Delhi Police that had led to the recovery of his WagonR car stolen on October 13 from the Secretariat.

Two cops suspended for failing to stop cracker sale

18 Oct 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Two personnel of the Delhi Police have been suspended for allegedly failing to check the sale of firecrackers in their beat areas even after the Supreme Court temporarily banned their sale, said a police official here today.

Two incidents of fire reported, no casualty

18 Oct 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI: A room caught fire at Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in South Block around 3.20 am, according to Delhi Fire Service (DSF) control room in charge Surender Singh Rawat.

Anti-pollution masks for traffic cops serving on Diwali

Anti-pollution masks for traffic cops serving on Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:In a bid to arm and prepare the Delhi Police beat the pollution during Diwali, a private company distributed N95 pollution masks to the police team serving on the day of the festival.

Graded action plan against air pollution enforced in Delhi-NCR

18 Oct 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The Badarpur power plant has been shut, diesel generators banned, hundreds of brick kilns ordered to stop production, and if the air quality worsens, Delhiites may have to shell out more as parking fee, possibly four times the current amount.

Fire leads to collapse of building

17 Oct 2017 | 12:17 AM

NEW DELHI:A major fire broke out at a four-storey building in Mansarovar Garden, West Delhi, leading to the collapse of the whole complex today.

Works of masters on show at Rabindra Bhavan

17 Oct 2017 | 12:17 AM

NEW DELHI:All great art starts from a simple drawing.

Najeeb’s mother detained during protest outside HC

17 Oct 2017 | 12:17 AM

NEW DELHI:The police detained mother of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed and over 30 others, mostly students, while they were protesting outside the Delhi High Court, as the CBI faced flak from the judges inside for "complete lack of interest" in tracing him.

90% of IAS officers do not work, hold up files: Kejriwal

17 Oct 2017 | 12:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today alleged that ninety per cent of the IAS officers "do not work" and said at times he feels development was "stuck up at the Secretariat".

Cong protests against delay in Gujarat elections

17 Oct 2017 | 12:17 AM

NEW DELHI:A large number of Congress workers, under the leadership of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken, today staged a demonstration outside the office of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to protest against the delay in the declaration of dates for the Gujarat Assembly elections.

Puri reviews civic development work with LG

17 Oct 2017 | 12:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri today reviewed the Delhi development issues at a high-level meeting attended by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Lok Sabha members from Delhi and mayors of the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi.

Dengue snuffs out two more lives

Dengue snuffs out two more lives

17 Oct 2017 | 12:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Two more persons, including a 26 -year-old Manipuri woman, have succumbed to dengue in the city even as the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season has reached 5,220, according to a municipal report released today.

Man held with live bullet at Metro station

16 Oct 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: A 24-year-old man has been apprehended for allegedly carrying a live bullet in his bag while entering Lal Quila Metro Station.

Guru Harkrishan Public School to celebrate Green Diwali

16 Oct 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: The students of Guru Harkrishan Public School will celebrate Green Diwali instead bursting of crackers. Students yesterday reached Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) office with plants at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.

SAD urges Sikhs to boycott RSS sammelan

16 Oct 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: The Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) president and former DSGMC president, Paramjit Singh Sarna urged the Sikh community not to attend the Sikh “Sammelan” to be organised by the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) in the city.

EDMC planning waste-to-energy plant at Ghazipur

16 Oct 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) today said it has set the ball rolling for setting up a waste-to-energy plant of 2,000-MT capacity at Ghazipur landfill site.

A year after Najeeb went missing, CBI still clueless

16 Oct 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: The prime investigating agency, CBI, failed to trace out the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student, Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing exactly a year ago from the campus following a scuffle with some students.

Bring realty under GST, Sisodia urges Jaitley

16 Oct 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: The Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia today wrote a letter to the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, demanding that the real estate sector be brought under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Hand over govt to Cong, Maken tells CM‘STOP POLITICS, SAVE METRO’ CAMPAIGN

Hand over govt to Cong, Maken tells CM

16 Oct 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken said, “If Kejriwal cannot run the Delhi Government well, he should hand it over to us and we will show how to administer the Government in an efficient manner.”

3 commuters get stuck in Metro lift

15 Oct 2017 | 12:54 AM

NEW DELHI:Three passengers got stranded in a service lift at the Barakhamba Road Metro Station here today.

Two incidents of rape of minor girls reported

15 Oct 2017 | 12:54 AM

NEW DELHI:A three-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a teenager in Karawal Nagar, Northeast Delhi, said a police official today.

Lawyer receives death threat

15 Oct 2017 | 12:54 AM

NEW DELHI:A police complaint has been filed by Ajay Kumar Agarwal who fought 2014 Lok Sabha elections against Congress president Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli in UP, claiming that he has received a letter threatening to kill him.

PROBE INTO METRO FARE HIKE

Centre told chief secy to turn down CM’s order: says Sisodia

15 Oct 2017 | 12:54 AM

NEW DELHI:When the Delhi Government failed to get details of passengers in Metro rail and revenue after hike in Metro fare, it believed that the Centre has instructed the Delhi Chief Secretary to turn down Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's direction who asked him to order a probe into the issue of Metro's fare hike and other related issues.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Dip in Diwali pollution levels this time

Dip in Diwali pollution levels this time

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the High Court orders, the bursting of crackers in the district went on with impunity way past the stipulated deadline of 9.

FIRs lodged for bursting crackers beyond time limit

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The High Court orders regarding ban on bursting crackers after 9:30 pm on Diwali vanished in noise and smoke of the crackers.

Over 15 fire incidents reported in city on Diwali night

Over 15 fire incidents reported in city on Diwali night

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Over 15 fire incidents were reported in the district last night as various shops, vehicles, a scrap unit, restaurant, raen basera, among other establishments, were gutted in various incidents reported both last night as well as early this morning.

Tanda couple’s bodies found hanging in Goa

Tanda couple’s bodies found hanging in Goa

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

The bodies of a youth and a Class XII girl student from Tanda, who had run away from their homes sometime ago, were found hanging from a tree on October 18 near a beach in Goa.

Pledges, anti-cracker vows for green, eco-friendly Diwali go in vain

Pledges, anti-cracker vows for green, eco-friendly Diwali go in vain

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: The anti-cracker rallies by school students and pledges by city residents to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali went up in flames as crackers were burnt recklessly in a number of residential areas on Diwali.

Three booked for blackmailing resident

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

PHAGWARA: On a written complaint lodged by Friends Colony resident Narinder Kumar, the Police have registered a case under Sections 294, 354, 506 and 34 of the IPC and 67 of the Information Technology Act against Preet Nagar resident Gagan, his mother and his friend Sanjay on the charges of threatening him and his Canada-based young girl.

Punjab Police ooze confidence as new players join teamSURJIT HOCKEY TOURNEY

Punjab Police ooze confidence as new players join team

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

Jalandhar: With the newly acquired power of seven international players, including six Olympians as Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP), the Punjab Police are ready to set the eyes rolling in this season of the Surjit Hockey Tournament, which will commence from October 22 at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Burlton Park.

Workers pay tributes to Lord Vishwakarma in city

Workers pay tributes to Lord Vishwakarma in city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Vishwakarma Day was celebrated by industrialists and workers today in the city with great fervour.

Youths donate blood

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

PHAGWARA: As many as 172 youths donated blood in a camp organised by Hindustan Welfare Blood Donors Club, Phagwara, headed by Vitin Puri, during Vishwakarma mela held in Shri Vishwakarma temple on the Phagwara-Banga road here today.

BSF’s half marathon

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Frontier BSF is all set to organise its first ever half marathon ‘Run for Martyrs’ on October 22.

Theft at general store

21 Oct 2017 | 2:29 AM

PHAGWARA: Goods and Rs 20,000 in cash were stolen from Shingari general store at Cinema Road on Tuesday morning.

BRIEFLY

Woman assaulted

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

Phagwara: Sandeep Kaur, a resident of Onkar Nagar, in a complaint to the police, alleged that Sukhwinder, Mukul, Ashu and Lucky, all residents of Rattanpura, assaulted her and damaged her Swift Car (PB-09-3610), when she was returning home on Monday night.

SCHOOL NOTES

Festival of lights celebrated

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

Jalandhar: Eklavya School, Jalandhar, celebrated Diwali on its campus.

Army personnel, kin visit orphanages, old-age homes

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

KAPURTHALA: Army personnel of the 38 Infantry Brigade of Kapurthala Military Station, along with their families, visited orphanages and old-age homes, as a part of “Golden Arrow Robinhood Outreach Programme”.

Festive spirit at college

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

PHAGWARA: Various activities were held on the campus of Kamla Nehru College for Women to mark Diwali on Wednesday.

Celebrations with the needy

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

JALANDHAR: Inner Wheel Club, Jalandhar, celebrated Diwali with under-privileged members of the society.

Celebrate green Diwali, residents told

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

JALANDHAR: Extending warm greetings to residents of the district on the eve of Diwali, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today called upon them to celebrate a clean, green and pollution-free Diwali.

No consignment of spurious foods, sweets found in dist

No consignment of spurious foods, sweets found in dist

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

JALANDHAR: While pre-Diwali raids in the district have previously been marked by crackdowns across various factories and industries, the raids this year have been confined to collection of samples and no major consignments of khoya or sweets was recovered by the Health Department.

Finally, celebration time is here

Finally, celebration time is here

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

JALANDHAR: After days of shopping before the festival of lights, it’s finally the time to sit together with family, have fun and celebrate Diwali.

Govt taking steps to bring shattered economy back on track: Minister

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Rural Development, Panchayat, Water Supply and Sanitation Minister, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today blamed that the previous SAD-BJP government in the state for the present fiscal mess in Punjab.

Firemen ready for any eventuality

Firemen ready for any eventuality

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

JALANDHAR: On the eve of the festival of lights, the Fire Department of the Municipal Corporation today finalised its plan to check any eventuality in the city area during the Diwali celebrations tomorrow evening.

Police solve murder of tractor-trailer driver

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

JALANDHAR: The Kapurthala police today claimed to have solved a murder case of a tractor-trailer driver of Dogranwala village, falling under the jurisdiction of the Kotwali police station here.

On Diwali eve, residents comply with HC orders on crackers

On Diwali eve, residents comply with HC orders on crackers

19 Oct 2017 | 2:11 AM

JALANDHAR: With the Punjab and Haryana High Court allowing bursting of crackers only for three hours that too on Diwali evening, residents of the city and surrounding towns have so far been maintaining compliance of the orders.

3 arrested with heroin

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The police today arrested three heroin smugglers and seized 35 gm of heroin and a bike from their possession.

Man held with ganja

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

PHAGWARA: The police arrested a person with 50 gm of ganja here on Tuesday.

COLLEGE NOTES

KMV has eco-friendly Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

The Department of Student welfare and PG Department of English organized en event to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali at Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV) here on Tuesday.

Taekwondo students of KNCW bag medals

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

PHAGWARA: Students of the Kamla Nehru College for Women performed well during the Taekwondo State Championship held at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar from October 12 to 16.

9-yr-old girl from Delhi pens book

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR:Nine-year-old Niharika has written a novel ‘The Secret Pink Rose’.

‘Khand wale khidone’, diyas fading out of market

‘Khand wale khidone’, diyas fading out of market

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The festival of lights is here and despite the easy availability variety of sweets and lighting options, the traditional touch is missing.

Demand for ‘mithai’ dips as health awareness on the rise

Demand for ‘mithai’ dips as health awareness on the rise

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: With adulteration of sweets being reported in different parts of the country, the residents have decided to opt for healthy and low-fat items as gifts on Diwali this year.

CRPF constable held on rape charge

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The Maqsuda police arrested a 24-year-old CRPF constable after a minor alleged that he had raped her.

Shopkeepers cheer as Dhanteras pushes sales in city

Shopkeepers cheer as Dhanteras pushes sales in city

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: After a long period of slump that prevailed due to demonetisation and then the GST, markets here today finally looked up on the occasion of Dhanteras.

City boy makes it to Akshay’s laughter show

City boy makes it to Akshay’s laughter show

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: City-based child artiste Arjun Singh Vij, a class VII student of Innocent Hearts School, has made the city proud by featuring in the Star Plus reality show, Great Indian Laughter Challenge, a popular stand-up comedy show being judged by actor Akshay Kumar, which began being aired from September 30 every weekend.

Pedallers ride 612 km in 40 hrs

Pedallers ride 612 km in 40 hrs

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: A group of city-based young businessmen, all members of Jalandhar Peddlers Club, has completed a 612 km cycling ride in 40 hours and won the title of Super Randonneurs.

City divided into 80 wards, map released

City divided into 80 wards, map released

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) Jalandhar today released a map of the new ward-wise division of the city, increasing the number of wards from 60 to 80.

BRIFFLY

5 dengue cases reported from Phagwara

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

PHAGWARA: Five cases of dengue were reported from the city in the past few days.

Health Dept seizes substandard refined oil, desi ghee, edible oils

Health Dept seizes substandard refined oil, desi ghee, edible oils

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The Health Department raided a wholesale unit here today.

Mohali Hockey Academy win tourney

Mohali Hockey Academy win tourney

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The Mohali Hockey Academy was declared the winner in the 19th edition of the Olympian Mohinder Munshi tournament played at the Punjab Armed Police grounds here today.

Adampur airport set to miss Diwali deadline

Adampur airport set to miss Diwali deadline

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: In yet another embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Punjab after the Gurdaspur bypoll rout, the Adampur domestic airport, touted as a major achievement for the party, is set to miss its second deadline, scheduled for Diwali.

Organic club to hold first meet today

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The first meeting-cum-training camp of the organic farmers' club is going to be in Ludhiana tmorrow where the members will have discussions on problems they face in pursuing their work.

Festival of lights is about joy & togetherness

Festival of lights is about joy & togetherness

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Most families in Jalandhar don’t mind spending two to three times more than their monthly income to fulfill their desires, especially when it comes to celebrating an occasion like Diwali, where the festive spirit reaches its peak.

Village pledges not to burn paddy straw

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The farmers of Ambian Tohfa village in Jalandhar today took a pledge to save the environment by not burning the paddy straw and utilising it to enhance the soil health besides using it as fodder for the animals.

Admn, police nexus with mining mafia: Committee

Admn, police nexus with mining mafia: Committee

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

HAJIPUR (HOSHIARPUR): The Khanan Roko Zameen Bachao Sangharsh Committee held a meeting here today in which it accused the administration of promoting mining mafia.

Woman found murdered

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: A woman was found brutally murdered at her house in the Hardip Nagar area here today.

Man  commits suicide due to ‘harassment’ by woman

Man commits suicide due to ‘harassment’ by woman

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: A youth today committed suicide after being allegedly harassed by an “angry woman” who had been continuously troubling him since December 2016.

20 fire-cracker licences issued

20 fire-cracker licences issued

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The district administration today issued 20 temporary licences for the sale of firecrackers in the areas under the jurisdiction of the Police Commissionerate.

Police launch foot patrolling in city

Police launch foot patrolling in city

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Police Commissionerate today launched the City Patrol—- a foot patrolling scheme in the city.

Congmen celebrate Jakhar’s victory

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

PHAGWARA: Congress activists, led by Harjit Singh Parmar, general secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, today distributed sweets to celebrate the victory of the PPCC president, Sunil Jakhar, in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll.

GOBIND SINGH PASRICHA CRICKET TOURNEY

Vidya Jain School lift trophy

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Vidya Jain School beat the daredevils MGN School in the final of the Bhai Gobind Singh Pasricha Memorial 18th All-India (U-19) Inter-CBSE Schools Cricket Tournament by seven runs today.

City industrialists hail Jakhar’s victory

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Industrialists of the city today said Gurdaspur bypoll result was a sign that people were upset with the Central Government and it was their anger that had resulted in the victory of Congress.

Mohali academy to face Khadoor Sahib academy in final today

Mohali academy to face Khadoor Sahib academy in final today

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Mohali Hockey Academy will face Khadoor Sahib Academy in the final of the 19th edition of the Olympian Mohinder Munshi Hockey Tournament on Monday.

NGO holds fund-raiser musical evening for visually-impaired

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Saksham Punjab, an NGO, dedicated to visually-impaired children, in collaboration with HMV College, organised a fund-raiser musical evening by eminent Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans today.

Admn removes barricades, takes them awayCHAKK MIRPUR BARRICADES

Admn removes barricades, takes them away

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

HAJIPUR (HOSHIARPUR): After the removal of barricades by the administration and reinstallation by residents of Chakk Mirpur village on Saturday, the administration today striked again this afternoon to remove the barricades raised again by the residents.

Seven petrol pumps sans toilet facility

Seven petrol pumps sans toilet facility

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: While the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar is all set to notify the toilets constructed at fillings stations in the city for public use, seven of the filling stations in prime locations were found to be without the facility.

JIT assures WKL officials to repair lights before tourneyFLOODLIGHTS FOR WORLD KABBADI LEAGUE

JIT assures WKL officials to repair lights before tourney

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Much to the dismay of the World Kabaddi League (WKL) officials, the floodlights of Guru Gobind Singh Stadium were found to be non-functional during the recent inspection carried out by them.

Mehsampur village shows the way in state

Mehsampur village shows the way in state

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Saturday felicitated the panchayat and progressive farmers of Mehsampur village, near Mehatpur, in the Nakodar sub-division for unanimously taking a path-breaking decision to not burn paddy straw.

Despite holidays, teachers rise to the occasion in govt schools‘PARHO PUNJAB-PARHAO PUNJAB’ PROJECT

Despite holidays, teachers rise to the occasion in govt schools

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In a novel initiative under the “Parho Punjab-Parhao Punjab” project of the state’s Education Department to improve education, many teachers of government elementary schools in the district, despite two days’ off due to second Saturday and Sunday, kept the schools open voluntarily and taught children even on the two holidays.

670 food samples failed quality test in 3 years

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: In the past three years, a total of 670 food samples have failed the quality test in the district.

HC ruling: Cracker market wears deserted look

HC ruling: Cracker market wears deserted look

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: The cracker market at Burlton Park here wore a deserted look today after the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the issuance of temporary licences to 20 per cent of the shopkeepers who are currently putting up shop.

Cyclist run over by train

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

Phagwara: One cyclist, identified as Kulwinder Kumar, a resident of Khalwara village, was crushed to death under the Jammu Tawi-Indore Malwa Superfast Express while crossing a railway track here on Saturday, said Harmesh Lal, an officer of the Government Railway Police (GRP).

SCHOOL NOTES

World Robot Olympiad

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

Jalandhar: Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg, Jalandhar, won the XIIth World Robot Olympiad (India) nationals organised by the India Stem Foundation at Noida on October 7 and 8.

Youngest Mt Everest climber shares her experience

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The youngest Mt Everest climber, Poorna Malavath, shared her experiences at the 17th Ambedkar Cultural Mela organised by Ambedkar Mission Society here today.

Two murders in one night in Mehtiana

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

MEHTIANA (HOSHIARPUR): In two separate incidents, two persons were killed with sharp-edged weapons here on Friday.

This woman keeps alive the vanishing art of bhathis

This woman keeps alive the vanishing art of bhathis

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Vimla (68) is famous amongst locals for doing something which is not commonly found.

Despite designated sheds, buses still stop on roads

Despite designated sheds, buses still stop on roads

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

GARHDIWALA (HOSHIARPUR):Buses from Hoshiarpur and Dasuya pass through Garhdiwala town in which a large number of people travel daily.

Tension, chaos in village over removal of barricades

Tension, chaos in village over removal of barricades

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

HAJIPUR (HOSHIARPUR): There was tension in village Chakk Mirpur this afternoon as a large number of police personnel arrived and removed the barricades laid by the villagers to stop heavy vehicles from entering the village.

‘And to tomorrow they shall call you – the girls who shook the nation’

‘And to tomorrow they shall call you – the girls who shook the nation’

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Coming back to her school after a long time, and after having gone through hell, Gurmehar Kaur today upheld ideas of peace and celebration of the secular India of her dreams to the youths of the city.

Happiness quotient on speakers' mind

Happiness quotient on speakers' mind

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Ambition is “to be a happy person” — Zorawar Singh Minhas (24). “At the end of the day, we are not happy people. No one is happy lynching, no one is happy being lynched, no one is happy ranting about nationalism, fascism or right wing politics.

10 quintals of desi ghee seized

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Ahead of Diwali, a team of the administration here has been conducting raids and taking samples of raw food materials and eatables.

SUSPECTED ISI AGENT CASE

Police on lookout for sarpanch who vetted documents

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The police is expected to make a sensational disclosure in the case of suspected ISI agent Ehsaan Ul-Haq.

Murder case of woman-son solved, claim police

15 Oct 2017 | 1:53 AM

GARHSHANKAR (HOSHIARPUR): The police have claimed to have solved the murder mystery of a woman and her son at a feed factory in Rasulpur village in which the victim woman’s other son was also found dead in Himachal Pradesh.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
HC ban on crackers goes up in smoke

HC ban on crackers goes up in smoke

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: Though the High Court (HC) had kept three hours time slot (6:30 m to 9:30 pm) for residents to burst crackers on Diwali, the ban orders were blatantly flouted by residents as they burst crackers till late in the night.

35 minor fire incidents on Diwali night

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: As usual, the industrial hub of the state witnessed as many as 35 fire incidents during the Diwali night yesterday.

Several injured by crackers in city, none serious

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: Several injuries were reported in the city while bursting fire crackers on the occasion of Diwali yesterday.

One held with stolen scooters

One held with stolen scooters

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: The Shimlapuri police claimed to have nabbed a notorious thief and recovered three stolen Activa scooters and other valuables from his possession.

Diwali celebrations

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

At Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, a special assembly was organised to mark the festivity.

Civic body shuts eyes to unipole advertisement norms violations

Civic body shuts eyes to unipole advertisement norms violations

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: Giving not two hoots to norms, the Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities can go to any extent to please those in power.

Goods worth  Rs  1 lakh gutted in medical store

Goods worth Rs 1 lakh gutted in medical store

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

SAMRALA:A fire broke out at a medical store, situated on the Samrala-Machiwara road, in front of the Civil Hospital here in the evening on Thursday.

Sports complex for cops in 2 months: Hero Cycles head

Sports complex for cops in 2 months: Hero Cycles head

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

7 to ensure the security and welfare of the city residents, which leaves them with little time to take care of their physical fitness.

KCW shine in diving contest

KCW shine in diving contest

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, have won the overall championship in the Panjab University Inter-College Diving Competition held on the university campus, Chandigarh.

One train cancelled, seven rescheduled

One train cancelled, seven rescheduled

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: Rail passengers continued to suffer due to cancellation, rescheduling and late running of trains, while the Railway authorities attributed the erratic run of the trains to operational constraints.

Alumni meet at Jagraon college

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

JAGRAON: Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, organised an annual event for alumni and parent-teacher meeting here today.

Punjabi singer makes Diwali eve come alive at LCET

Punjabi singer makes Diwali eve come alive at LCET

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan, organised a fete on the eve of Diwali.

Residue mgmt discussed

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ICAR-ATARI), Zone-1, organised a stakeholders’ meet on residue management here recently.

Students told about dental care

Students told about dental care

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

JAGRAON: The Unirise World School, Jagraon, organised a dental awareness camp for students.

Green Diwali in Doraha this time

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

DORAHA: Majority of the residents of Doraha, who had pledged to celebrate cracker-free Diwali this time, not only exercised self restraint but also spread the message among the people to shun crackers and take the festival as an opportunity to reconnect with family.

Children plant saplings

Children plant saplings

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: Children celebrated Diwali in a different way by planting saplings.

Slum dwellers given sweets, gifts in Mandi Ahmedgarh

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Diwali celebrations in Mandi Ahmedgarh were a bit different this time.

Diabetic man ends life in Khanna

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

KHANNA: A diabetic man of Bhamadi village allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself.

Less noisy Diwali in Khanna

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

KHANNA: The orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) restricting bursting of crackers between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm on Diwali did discourage residents as the bursting of crackers was hardly noticed after the allotted hours.

Vishwakarma Day celebrated with religious fervour

Vishwakarma Day celebrated with religious fervour

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: Lord Vishwakarma was remembered and tributes were paid to the “principal architect of the universe” here today.

Congress MLA sings paeans to the Lord

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

AHMEDGARH: Shri Vishwakarma Maha Puja Utsav was celebrated at Vishwakarma Mandir, Dehliz road, here today.

Elderly want escalator at railway station

Elderly want escalator at railway station

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: The Rajguru Nagar Senior Citizens’ Association, an affiliate body of the Federation of Senior Citizens’ Associations, Punjab, has urged the Union Railway Ministry to provide a proper platform, waiting room, washrooms and an escalator for public at the railway station’s entry from Civil Lines.

Treated at CMCH, Nigerian man walks after four years

Treated at CMCH, Nigerian man walks after four years

21 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

LUDHIANA: Gbadebo Ajibola Adeleke (57), who belongs to a royal family in Nigeria and is a Supreme Court Barrister there, had developed a severe compression of the spinal cord in the neck and was unable to walk for the past four years.

‘Cracker ban unlikely to make a difference’

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

The Punjab and Haryana High Court, concerned over the poor air quality, has restricted bursting of crackers on the occasion of Diwali between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm.

9 masked bike-riders booked

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: Repeating the exercise conducted after killing of a pastor Sultan Masih in July this year, the city police have booked nine persons for riding two-wheelers with covered faces.

Eight booked for gambling

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA:The city police have booked eight persons on the charge of gambling.

DAV for Green DiwaliSCHOOL NOTES

DAV for Green Diwali

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: DAV School, Pakhowal Road, celebrated the festival of lights with great fun and joy. Principal Satwant Kaur Bhullar urged students to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali.

Teachers sans salaries

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: The SSA and RMSA teachers haven’t got their salaries for the past two months.

Make this Diwali pet-friendly

Make this Diwali pet-friendly

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: Diwali, the festival of lights, is just around the corner, it is important to make our pets comfortable and safe as noise of crackers can be terrifying for your pets.

Fire brigade gears up for Diwali

Fire brigade gears up for Diwali

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: The fire brigade is well prepared to deal with any untoward incident during Diwali celebrations.

Illegal cracker sale goes on in Khanna

Illegal cracker sale goes on in Khanna

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

KHANNA: Despite the orders of the High Court (HC) and directions issued by senior officials regarding the sale of crackers only at the designated places, the Khanna administration has failed to implement the same.

Artistes should work more for social awakening, says Bhalla

Artistes should work more for social awakening, says Bhalla

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: City-based actor and comedian Jaswinder Bhalla is also encouraging residents to celebrate Green Diwali.

SGPC member booked for abetting suicide goes missing

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

KHAMANO: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member, Avtar Singh Ria, a resident of Ria village, who was booked in a suicide case of a temporary employee of the committee, is missing along with his family.

Govt tells officials to sign completely

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: All government officials, including those of the Education Department, have been asked by the state government to do their complete signatures in order to prevent any confusion.

Long route trains running to capacity

Long route trains running to capacity

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: With spurt in number of rail passengers due to festivals of Diwali and Chhath Pooja, travellers are on the receiving end as most long-route trains are running full to capacity.

Life term for girl’s kidnapper

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Virinder Aggarwal has convicted Rakesh Kumar (19) of Avtar Singh Da Vehra, Bajigar Basti, Meharban, on the charges of kidnapping and killing five-year-old Khushbo.

Come November, get ready to pay more for electricity

Come November, get ready to pay more for electricity

19 Oct 2017 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: The power tariff is all set to go up by two per cent for all categories of consumers in cities and towns (municipal areas) from coming November 1.

SNIPPETS

PSPCL employee robbed of Rs 2 lakh

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

Ludhiana: An employee of the PSPCL was robbed of Rs 2 lakh by six persons in the Dugri area.

GSSS karatekas secure 3 medalsDIST KARATE COMPETITION

GSSS karatekas secure 3 medals

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: Girl students of Government Senior Secondary School, Mundian Kalan, on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road have brought fame to their school by winning three silver medals in the Punjab Schools Inter-District Karate Tournament organised by the Punjab Education Department at Narotam Vidya Mandir, Khanna, recently.

BUSINESS NEWS

Oppo customers win prizes

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: More than 30 customers have won prizes under Oppo scratch and win offer within the first 15 days of the scheme.

This woman keeps alive the vanishing art of bhathis

This woman keeps alive the vanishing art of bhathis

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

JALANDHAR: Vimla (68) is famous amongst locals for doing something which is not commonly found.

COMPLAINT AGAINST SMO IN AMRITA DEATH CASE

Ministry reminder to Director, Health and Family Welfare

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: The state health ministry has issued a reminder letter to the Director, Health and Family Welfare, to immediately act upon the complaint submitted by Raj Kumar Saathi against the Senior Medical Officer (SMO) of the Civil Hospital in the Amrita death case.

7 months on, MC fails to act against hotelsBYLAW VIOLATIONS, MISUSE OF PARKING SPACE

7 months on, MC fails to act against hotels

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation, it seems, has granted immunity to hotels, some of them with star rating, in the city over non-compoundable violations of building bylaws and misuse of parking spaces which were detected during an exhaustive survey of 109 hotels conducted by several teams set up by the Director, Local Government, Punjab in March 2017.

Police encroach on access to Sukhdev Market

Police encroach on access to Sukhdev Market

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: Shopkeepers and residents in the vicinity have expressed resentment against encroachment on a part of vacant land providing access to shops in Sukhdev Market (Near Kailsah Cinema) in Civil Lines locality here.

Young Parth releases sequel of his book

Young Parth releases sequel of his book

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: Parth Arora, who came up with his first book “The World’s Most Powerful Man” at the age of 13 last year, has been recognised by the Indian Achiever Book of Records for becoming the youngest writer to sell 500 copies of his work.

Industrial visit for studentsSCHOOL NOTES

Industrial visit for students

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: Eastwood International School organised a ‘Visit to Kitty Bread Industries’ for the students of classes XI and XII (Commerce).

Pledge for green DiwaliCOLLEGE NOTES

Pledge for green Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: The NSS unit of Gobindgarh Public College, Alour(Khanna), organised a pledge ceremony to celebrate eco-friendly ,clean, green and cracker-free Diwali for the NSS volunteers, under the guidance of the college principal, Neena Seth Pajni, on Tuesday.

LGC supports Diwali without crackers

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

JAGRAON: Ludhiana Group of Colleges (LGC) Chaukimann, near Jagraon, in collaboration with an NGO- Supreme Welfare Society- organised an awareness rally to celebrate a pollution free Diwali.

Employees protest at PAU

Employees protest at PAU

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) Class IV Workers’ Union today joins the ongoing agitation with the PAU Employees’ Union against the authorities of the university for not fulfilling their demands.

Celebrate unity day, schools told

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: In order to celebrate National Unity Day, Central Government and the CBSE has directed the schools to celebrate ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ programme, for promoting greater mutual understanding between people of diverse cultures in different states of the country.

City schools, gurdwaras advocate green Diwali

City schools, gurdwaras advocate green Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: City schools have been campaigning for an ‘eco-friendly’ Diwali this year.

Another feather in Lakshay’s cap

Another feather in Lakshay’s cap

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: City prodigy shuttler Lakshay Sharma has created history of sorts.

Cops had intelligence input about attack

Cops had intelligence input about attack

18 Oct 2017 | 1:05 AM

LUDHIANA: Sources in the Intelligence Department have stated that the police had intelligence input that Hindu leaders in Ludhiana could be attacked anytime in the ongoing festival season.

Neglected rooftop catches fire at multi-storey parking

Neglected rooftop catches fire at multi-storey parking

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: Neglected vacant area on the rooftop surrounding the top (5th) floor of the multi-storey parking lot adjoining the Zone A office of the Municipal Corporation had a providential escape after wild growth, weeds and dry plants caught fire in the afternoon.

SCHOOL NOTES

Essay-writing competition

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: A drawing and an essay-writing competition on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan was organised at Sparsh International Public school.

BRIEFLY

Woman killed in accident

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: A woman was crushed under the wheels of a truck in the Giaspura area. Varinder Kumar said he, along with his wife, was going somewhere on a motorcycle.

Cracker of a move?

Cracker of a move?

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has fixed a three-hour slot for bursting of firecrackers on Diwali in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana. It has also banned the bursting of crackers before and after Diwali till October 26, which is the next date of hearing in the case.

BASEBALL TOURNEY

Ludhiana eves emerge champs

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana defeated Patiala 5-2 to emerge champions in the girls’ section in the 12th Senior Punjab State Baseball Championship that concluded at Shahi Sports College, Samrala, near here today.

Green Land students win 9 medalsDISTRICT INTER-SCHOOL KARATE TOURNAMENT

Green Land students win 9 medals

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Green Land Convent School, New Subhash Nagar, stamped their superiority by winning nine medals, including six gold medals, in different weight groups in the recently held Ludhiana District Inter-School Karate Tournament.

Institute celebrates ‘Deep Utsav’

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

KHAMANO: Deep Utsav was celebrated with excitement and fun at Cordia Institutes, Sanghol. Khamano Sub-Divisional Magistrate Isha Singal inaugurated the function, along with institute trustee Urmil Verma. Various stalls of eatables, games, and Diwali items, were put up.

Unemployed linemen demand increase in posts

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: The Unemployed Linemen Union has called upon the management of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and the state government to increase the number of posts for recruitment of linemen from 2,800 to 3,500 and grant relaxation in maximum age limit up to 45 years.

Doctors under I-T Dept scanner

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: Hefty consultation fees, besides nexus with laboratories and diagnostic centres, have made the Income Tax (I-T) Department move its radar towards doctors. Many doctors are under the scanner of the I-T Department.

‘Comply with NGT directions on stubble burning’

‘Comply with NGT directions on stubble burning’

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office-bearers and volunteers of the Ludhiana urban and rural units lead by deputy opposition leader and MLA Sarvjit Kaur submitted a memorandum to the ADC at the Mini-Secretariat demanding proper arrangements to remove paddy stubble from fields of farmers or give them sufficient financial help as per the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Civic body employees protest non-payment of salaries

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: Though the Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities claimed to have disbursed salaries of all the staff today, yet it seemed that non-arrangement of funds has stalled dues for September.

Padyatra by Namdhari Darbar members

Padyatra by Namdhari Darbar members

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

BHAINI SAHEB: A padyatra was organised by the Namdhari Darbar, under Namdhari Chief Uday Singh, in the memory of late Mata Chand Kaur who was shot dead on April 4, 2016, by two unidentified persons.

Two trains cancelled, others running late

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: Normalcy had not yet been restored in the erratic railway traffic in the region, as the Railways cancelled two trains today while many others were running behind schedule.

GADVASU experts discuss need to develop animal vaccines

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: The School of Animal Biotechnology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) successfully completed the ICAR-sponsored 21-day winter school on ‘Recent Approaches in Animal Disease Diagnostics and Vaccinology’.

Theka kitab to protest liquor vend near PAU

Theka kitab to protest liquor vend near PAU

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: As a novel way to protest the opening of a liquor vend opposite the PAU, former and current students of the varsity, along with members of various NGOs, set up a ‘Theka Kitab’ in front of ‘Theka Sharab’ here today.

Police keep up Diwali spirit

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: It seems the police have “softened” their stance while dealing with traffic violators, keeping in mind the festive spirit all around. Be it the congested markets of Ghumar Mandi, Model Town and Chaura Bazar or eateries and shopping malls, not many violators are being penalised by the police these days.

Now, foot patrolling in city

Now, foot patrolling in city

17 Oct 2017 | 12:51 AM

LUDHIANA: To make security effective, foot patrolling was launched in the city today for the first time. Commissioner of Police (CP) RN Dhoke flagged off the first batch of foot-patrol officers at the Police Lines here. The batch comprises 20 officers who have been deployed in different areas across the city.

SNIPPETS

Major fire at hosiery unit

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: A major fire broke out at a hosiery unit in Gurbaksh Colony on the Bhadurke Road on Sunday evening.

Festival spirit missingREPORTER'S DIARY

Festival spirit missing

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

Ludhiana: Although Diwali is just around the corner, the usual hustle and bustle and the festive spirit witnessed during the run-up to the festival is apparently missing.

KCW students shineCOLLEGE NOTES

KCW students shine

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

Keeping up the tradition of marvellous results, students of Khalsa College for women, Civil Lines, have again excelled in Panjab University, examinations for BSc (Hons) Biotechnology, semester-II.

Penultimate day: Saras Mela witnesses huge footfall

Penultimate day: Saras Mela witnesses huge footfall

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: The day witnessed heavy footfall, as Saras Mela will conclude tomorrow.

PAU’s nitrogen use practice gets thumbs up at Delhi meet

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: The Indo-UK Nitrogen Virtual Joint Centres have declared the Punjab Agricultural University-Leaf Colour Chart (PAU-LCC) technology as the best nitrogen management practice to improve nitrogen use efficiency.

AAP leaders protest cases against farmers

AAP leaders protest cases against farmers

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

KHANNA: AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira flayed the registration of cases against farmers in the state for burning paddy stubble here today.

Seminar discusses benefits of functional foods

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: A seminar on “Nutraceuticals to save you from diseases” was organised in the city today.

OPEN HOUSE COMMENT

This Diwali, gift saplings

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

Although Diwali is just around the corner, the usual hustle and bustle and the festive spirit witnessed during the run-up to the festival is apparently missing.

Reckless felling of trees should be checkedOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE: INCREASING GREEN COVER IN LUDHIANA

Reckless felling of trees should be checked

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

A family has a budget reserved for grocery, education, clothes etc. Similarly local, state and Central Government decide how much fund is to be allocated to which sector.

Bursting crackers may attract jail term

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

Bursting of crackers except at the specified time may land you in trouble that, too, in a jail.

Ropar boys, Sangrur girls bag overall championshipATHLETICS MEET

Ropar boys, Sangrur girls bag overall championship

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Ropar and Sangrur districts accumulated as many as 26 points each to bag overall championship in the boys’ and girls’ sections, respectively, in the 63rd Punjab State Schools Inter-District Athletics Meet (U-17), which concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

70 artists showcase creativity, skill

70 artists showcase creativity, skill

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Several budding and experienced artists came together to exhibit their art and skill during an exhibition here today.

Ludhiana boys lift winners’ trophyBASEBALL C’SHIP

Ludhiana boys lift winners’ trophy

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana proved too good for Kapurthala as the former wrapped up the final to lift winners’ trophy in the boy’s section on the second day of the 12th Senior Punjab State Baseball Tournament, being held at Shahi Sports College, Samrala, near here today.

Trader cheated of Rs 65 lakh by city-based company

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: A Mohali-based trader, who owns a cotton firm, was cheated of Rs 65 lakh by a Ludhiana-based cotton yarn manufacturing firm, owned by a couple.

Congress men celebrate Jakhar’s win in Gurdaspur byelection

Congress men celebrate Jakhar’s win in Gurdaspur byelection

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Congress leader Sunil Jakhar today won the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat with a huge margin of 1,93,219 votes.

Kidnappers of Jain saint still evading police net

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

SAHNEWAL: The Delhi police is yet to find a clue of kidnappers of Jain saint Gani Rajindra Vijay, who was dumped yesterday morning in the bushes near Sahnewal Airport.

SUICIDE CASE

Inspector’s kin booked for not giving maid’s info

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Taking action against the relatives of Inspector Varunjit Singh, the police have booked Gurvinder Singh, a government contractor and Varunjit’s brother-in-law, on charges of not registering his domestic help with the police.

Owners, staff of resto-bars booked in raids

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Taking strict action against resto-bars for serving liquor after midnight, the police raided prominent bars last night and booked their owners and staff.

‘No cash under Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Following sporadic cases reported from Gurdaspur where people were fooled in the name of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao scheme, the Centre has issued directions to make the masses aware in the districts of Punjab that the scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component by the Government of India, said Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal.

Rs 55 lakh in old notes seized at Khanna

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

KHANNA: The police have seized old currency worth Rs 55,33,000 in the past 24 hours and arrested 14 persons in two cases here.

Man slits mother’s throat

Man slits mother’s throat

16 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: A 50-year-old woman has been killed by her son after she refused to serve him lunch. The deceased has been identified as Raj Rani (50).

Child rights commission summons copsDOMESTIC HELP’S SUICIDE

Child rights commission summons cops

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Taking suo-motu cognizance of news reports pertaining to the death of a 17-year-old domestic help at the residence of a government contractor Gurvinder Singh at Ranjit Avenue on Thursday, the Punjab State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (PSCPCR) today summoned officials of the Ludhiana police, besides the house owner and kin of the deceased.

BRIEFLY

3 booked for Rs 65 lakh fraud

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: The city police have booked three persons, including a woman, for committing Rs 65 lakh fraud. The accused have been identified as Vishal, his wife Ritu, and Ritu Bhalla, all residents of BRS Nagar.

Six police personnel injured in road mishap

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

KHANNA: Six police personnel, including women, were injured when a truck collided with their vehicle near Rasulra village near here.

Postal Dept promotes letter writing

Postal Dept promotes letter writing

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: As a part of the ongoing National Postal Week celebration by the Postal Department, the RMS ‘LD’ Division Ludhiana celebrated Mail Day here today.

ROAD-WIDENING CASE

Martyr’s kin allege police inaction

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Kin of a martyr have been alleging police inaction in a case regarding the widening of the road near their house. The complainants met the Deputy Inspector General (Ludhiana range) yesterday who marked an inquiry to the Dakha DSP.

Weightlifting c’ship on Oct 22

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: The annual Ludhiana District Weightlifting Championship will be held at the Ludhiana Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Club, Rakh Bagh, Civil Lines, here on October 22.

Police DAV School shines in chess tourney

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

JAGRAON: The students of the Police DAV School, Jalandhar, proved their dominance by winning top positions in the Under-19 category (boys and girls) of the Cluster-Level Chess Championship of DAV Schools.

Ritish, Gurinder emerge as fastest runners63RD PUNJAB STATE SCHOOLS INTER-DISTRICT ATHLETICS MEET

Ritish, Gurinder emerge as fastest runners

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Ritish, student of Sports School, Gudha wing in Bathinda district, and Gurinder Singh of Royal Convent School, Nihal Singh Wala in Moga district, wrapped up title in the 100-metre sprint to emerge as the fastest runners among girls and boys, respectively, on the second and penultimate day of the 63rd Punjab State Schools Inter-District Athletics Meet (U-17) at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Facile win for Ludhiana boys over FaridkotSENIOR PUNJAB STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Facile win for Ludhiana boys over Faridkot

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana scored a facile 10-0 over Faridkot in the boys’ section to begin their campaign on a high note on the opening day of the 12th Senior Punjab State Baseball Championship being organised by the Punjab Baseball Association at Shahi Sports College, Samrala, near here today.

A cultural treasure trove amid trees

A cultural treasure trove amid trees

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Early on Saturday morning when the Sun has not yet risen, this group of nature lovers assembles for a tree walk at Punjab Agricultural University in the city.

Cracker sellers fear huge losses after HC order

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

JAGRAON: The ruling by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding sale of crackers on Friday has left cracker sellers of the area worried.

MC staff to get their salaries by Monday

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: The staff of the Municipal Corporation will now have a happy Diwali, as the civic body is set to release the staff salaries for the month of September by October 16-17.

Get a feel of undivided Punjab at PAU’s cafe

Get a feel of undivided Punjab at PAU’s cafe

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: When you will reach at the ‘Farmview Cafe’, on the PAU campus, a 0 km milestone seems to welcome the visitors. Once you will cross the landmark you will see that ‘Lahore’ written in Gurmukhi and ‘Shahmukhi’ is just 159 km from this place, to make you realise and recount that Punjab, even though divided by border, is still there as an entity, connected with the common culture threads.

Haphazard building puts lives of passers-by at risk

Haphazard building puts lives of passers-by at risk

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: A commercial building being haphazardly constructed in zone C of the city is posing a danger to the passers-by as the owner has got two storeys constructed but the lintels of the ground and the first floor are yet to be removed.

‘Smart’ city not swachh

‘Smart’ city not swachh

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Going by the dismal level of sanitation on main and feeder roads as well as inner lanes of most localities, all littered with garbage, waste matter and malba everywhere, it becomes more than clear that cleanliness in the city has gone for a toss.

Atal Apartments: Earnest money refund for allottees

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: The first ever skyscraper residential complex, conceived by Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in the 8.8 acre area in Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar on Pakhowal Road here, has been given a quiet burial. With the state government giving a nod to the proposal for scrapping the project (due to financial non-viability), the LIT has set the process in motion to refund the earnest money of successful allottees with a nominal interest.

Green concern: Say no to crackers this Diwali

Green concern: Say no to crackers this Diwali

15 Oct 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA: Diwali is a festival of lights and not crackers. That is what volunteers of EcoSikh movement have been attempting to convince residents to celebrate Green Diwali. They are spreading the message among the people to shun crackers and take the festival as an opportunity to reconnect with family. Volunteers say, “The people must rejoice together rather that wasting time and money on crackers.”

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