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Mehak Masala resold expired spices: District Health Officer

Mehak Masala resold expired spices: District Health Officer

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The Health Department has said that the spice (masala) factory they sealed in Bal Kalan village, Majitha Road, on Sunday, was indulged in repackaging of the expired products with new expiry dates.

Free transportation for Kerala aid starts at city railway station

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: With the Indian Railways deciding to transport for free the aid and relief material to Kerala in the wake of recent floods, the local railway station has made arrangements to introduce the same facility.

SGPC sends relief to flood victims

SGPC sends relief to flood victims

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: SGPC executive members and officials on Monday flagged off relief material along with a team of 35 members, led by Deputy Secretary Tejinder Singh Padda, to serve Kerala flood victims.

Remembering the Parsi community of Amritsar

Remembering the Parsi community of Amritsar

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The Parsi community, known for its entrepreneurial and philanthropic activities, has been a significant part of the history of Amritsar.

AC, music system missing from impounded vehicle

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Accusing cops of the Kamoh police station of removing some accessories from his car, a resident of Kala Afgana village in Gurdaspur has filed a complaint with the SSP (Rural) as well as a local court.

Vexed traders apprise MLA of poor sanitation

Vexed traders apprise MLA of poor sanitation

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the District Shopping Centre Association, in its general body meeting held, raised the issue of poor sanitation with MLA Sunil Dutti on Monday.

Peddlers devise novel ways for  smuggling from across border

Peddlers devise novel ways for smuggling from across border

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: With the tightening of security at the Indo-Pak border, smugglers across the barbed fencing are devising new ways to sneak in the contraband.

In a first, city to host world food fest

In a first, city to host world food fest

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Known for its scrumptious delicacies worldwide, Amritsar is all set to host a global food festival. The World Heritage Cuisine Summit and Festival, an ambitious event helmed by celebrated Chef Manjit Gill, will not just enhance the culinary status of Amritsar but also celebrate the authentic, exclusive flavours of Punjabi food offered in the city.

De-addiction staff observe strike

De-addiction staff observe strike

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

TARN TARAN: Members of the Government Drug De-addiction and Rehabilitation Employees’ Union, Punjab, protested against the state government, demanding salary hike besides job regularisation, on Monday.

Students against parking fee hike by BBK DAV

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of the BBK DAV College for Women have expressed their anguish over the sudden hike in parking fee. The fee has been increased from Rs 600 to Rs 1,200 per annum.

RTI activist fears for his life for exposing bank fraud

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: RTI activist Gurmeet Bablu, who is also the president of the Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Youth Front, fears for his and his family members’ lives.

Cops fired at by liquor smugglers, unhurt

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: A police team had a narrow escape when car-borne “alcohol smugglers” fired at a police team when they were signalled to stop on Sunday.

Expert speakers share ideas at TEDx event

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The Senior Study–II organised TEDx on Sunday. The guest speakers of the event were social activist Randeep Singh Kohli, environmentalist Arundeep Ahluwalia, criminal psychologist and advocate Anuja Trehan Kapur, Khalsa Aid’s Asia Pacific head Amarpreet Singh, cyber advocate Puneet Bhasin; Tarun Anand, co-founder, Universal Business School & Global CEO, Thomson Reuters.

Man killed in road mishap

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

TARN TARAN: A man was killed and his wife sustained severe injuries in a road accident, near Dhagana village, 35 km from here, on Sunday.

BRIEFLY

Ex-professor of GNDU honoured

21 Aug 2018 | 12:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Dharam Singh, former head of Punjabi School of Education at the GNDU, has been felicitated by the state government for his contribution to Punjabi language.

Unemployed teachers’ union stages demonstration for jobs

Unemployed teachers’ union stages demonstration for jobs

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: Teachers under the banner of Unemployed BPEd MPEd Union held a protest against the state government outside Hall Gate on Sunday.

Spice factory sealedBRIEFLY

Spice factory sealed

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: A spice factory in Bal Kalan village, Majitha Road, was sealed here on Sunday. Accompanied by cops and led by Duty Magistrate Archna Sharma, a team of officials raided the factory.

TARN TARAN DIARY

Primary school turns smart

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

A primary school in Thathian Mahantan, Chohla Sahib block, has been turned into a smart institution with the efforts of the school staff and social activists.

I never disappeared, says veteran pop star

I never disappeared, says veteran pop star

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: Veteran pop star Sharon Prabhakar, who had touched new heights in the 1980s, left the audience in the city spellbound with her maiden show — That’s life — on Sunday.

Olympian named brand ambassador

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: Olympian Khushbir Kaur has become the brand ambassador of ‘Maan Dhian Te’, an NGO. Her endeavour is likely to inspire more girls to join sports in the region.

Plantation drive at ENT hospital

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: Students and faculty members of Government Medical College, in association with NGO Voice of Amritsar (VOA), organised a tree plantation drive behind the ENT hospital on Majitha Road here on Sunday.

GND University set to have School of Education soon

GND University set to have School of Education soon

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) is all set to have School of Education on its premises. The school will focus on honing teaching skills for pre-school and special education.

Encroachment removed

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Town Planning wing of the MC removed the shutter of a residential building, constructed “illegally”, here on Saturday. The action was taken on the directions of MC Commissioner Sonali Giri.

Abducted boy found

Abducted boy found

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have recovered the four-year-old child who was abducted from Verowal Bawian village, 30 km from here, on Friday.

BSF, Narcotics Bureau seize 2-kg heroin

BSF, Narcotics Bureau seize 2-kg heroin

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, in a joint operation with Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials, confiscated 2 kg of heroin stuffed in a plastic pipe in an agricultural field across the barbed fence on Sunday.

Firearms missing, Chheharta police on toes

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: Several cops are likely to face the music in connection with the case of missing weapons from the Chheharta police station. The weapons were seized by the police in a number of cases.

Four nabbed with heroin, intoxicants

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have nabbed four persons for allegedly possessing 20 gm of heroin and 1,500 intoxicating tablets. They were travelling in a car when they were intercepted by a police team, headed by Sub-Inspector Sarwan Singh.

Man booked for rape attempt

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth has been booked for allegedly trying to rape a girl. The accused has been identified as Deepak Kumar of Kot Harnam Dass, located at the Tarn Taran road.

CM’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON LUDHIANA TRADE CENTRE

Traders sulk, demand exhibition centre in city

20 Aug 2018 | 1:26 AM

AMRITSAR: City-based traders and industrialists have been sulking since the announcement of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to construct a business-cum-exhibition centre worth Rs 450 crore in Ludhiana in a record time.

Youth freed from ‘illegal detention’, reaches home

Youth freed from ‘illegal detention’, reaches home

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Gurpreet Singh, who was allegedly kept in illegal detention at Jandiala Guru police station, reached home today. He was kept at the residence of a policeman near Chhajjalwadi village, he said.

BRIEFLY

Seven booked for firing

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

TARN TARAN: Seven persons were booked in connection with a firing incident that took place at Bhojian village, 15 km from here, last month.

One booked on molestation charge

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

TARN TARAN: Rajbir Singh Raju of Sito-Meh-Jhugian village has been booked under Sections 354-A, 354-D and 506 of the IPC by the police for molesting and threatening a woman in Patti town, 25 km from here. The incident had happened three or four days ago.

Mother, daughter held with 10-gm heroin

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

MACHHIWARA: The police arrested a woman and her daughter, both residents of Manewal village, and recovered 10-gm heroin from their possession.

Website launched by Damdami Taksal

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The Damdami Taksal on Saturday launched a website containing pictures and information about persons killed in the Operation Blue Star. Taksaal president Harnam Singh Khalsa said the website had names of around 894 persons.

Illegal hotels: HC notice to state over SIT functioning

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to the state government to file a report on a special investigation team (SIT), constituted in 2014, to monitor illegal constructionm around the Golden Temple.

One booked on molestation charge

One booked on molestation charge

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The Vijay Nagar police have arrested two persons for allegedly stealing bikes from different parts of the city. The accused have been identified as Dilbagh Singh of Bhangupur village in Patti and Suraj Parkash of the Mustafabad area.

Preparations afoot for Rakhar Puniya mela

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Keeping in view the Rakhar Puniya mela at Baba Bakala on August 26, the district administration has started making efforts to repair roads and clear the by-lanes so as to facilitate a large number of devotees visiting the holy city.

Commuters troubled as road flooded with sewage

Commuters troubled as road flooded with sewage

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The overflowing sewage on Batala road near Verka chowk has become a nightmare for the commuters as they have to wade through the water emitting a foul smel.

‘Cong men’ demolish SAD worker’s cowshed

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

BATALA: An 80-year-old SAD worker, Buta Singh, claimed that his political rivals had demolished a portion of his house out of vengeance because he and his supporters did not join the Congress in the run up to the 2017 Assembly polls.

Criminal Rupa, aides booked for threatening sarpanch

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Days after former Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia accused the Congress government of using criminal elements to threaten SAD leaders aspiring to contest the coming panchayat elections, the Amritsar rural police booked an alleged gangster Harmanjit Singh alias Rupa and four of his accomplices for threatening SAD sarpanch Sandeep Singh.

MC auctions 10 commercial properties

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) conducted an auction of its commercial properties located in various areas here today. In the presence of Municipal Commissioner Sonali Giri, the civic body sold 10 commercial plots worth Rs 3,91,41,340.

Mobile, intoxicants seized from prisoners

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Four jail inmates were booked for allegedly possessing intoxicant tablets, a mobile phone and substance abuse here today.

Govt teacher booked for locking up village school

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Beas police have booked a government teacher from among a dozen village residents for allegedly locking up the government school at Cheema Bath village after his transfer on July 23.

‘Migration a great word, gave me mental peace’

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The dilemma and ordeals of migration, exile and its concomitant effect on the psyche of communities came up for discussion at an event organised in the city today.

Vishavkarma Nagar residents seek meeting with Sidhu

Vishavkarma Nagar residents seek meeting with Sidhu

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Vishavkarma Nagar, located near Jahajgarh, today reached the house of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and sought an appointment to air their grievances.

KHANKOT YOUTH MURDER

Victim was thrown into canal after injecting drug in arm

19 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Harpreet Singh, a youth of Khankot village, whose body was found from the village canal, had allegedly died of drug overdose. The police have booked four youth for allegedly killing him.

‘Win at any cost’ remark of legislator triggers row

‘Win at any cost’ remark of legislator triggers row

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Activists of the Lok Insaaf Party, the Aam Adami Party’s Punjab unit, Shiromani Akali Dal and Left parties from the Baba Bakala constituency have condemned MLA Santokh Singh Bhalaipur over his video in which “he is seen motivating Congress workers for taking up vendetta politics” to ensure victories of sarpanches, block samiti and zila parishad members of the party.

Students’ command of Punjabi to get better

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The reading and speaking skills of students studying Punjabi is all set to be improved under the ‘Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab’ project of the state government.

IPPB launch deferred

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) facility, which was to be launched on August 21, has been cancelled due to the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Four arrested for stealing vehicles

Four arrested for stealing vehicles

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

TARN TARAN: The district police on Friday claimed to have busted two gangs of vehicle lifters by arresting four persons.

‘India gave new life to Tibetan migrants’

‘India gave new life to Tibetan migrants’

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

AMRITSAR: At the age of 63, Thubten Samphel feels migration from Tibet to India has given his community a new life, and a certain bond has been fostered with the countrymen over the years.

2 booked for accidental death

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked a woman among two persons in connection with the death of her mother.

Khankot man found dead, kin accuse four villagers of murder

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth, identified as Harpreet Singh, a resident of Khankot village, falling under the Jandiala Guru police station, was found murdered on Friday.

Youth ‘abducts’ minor; hunt on

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The Ajnala police booked a youth for allegedly kidnapping a minor girl in Sarangdev Chhanna village here on Thursday.

Local leaders pay homage to Vajpayee, Dhingra

Local leaders pay homage to Vajpayee, Dhingra

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The martyrdom day of Madan Lal Dhingra was observed at Town Hall on Friday morning.

Maintenance affects train schedule in city

Maintenance affects train schedule in city

18 Aug 2018 | 12:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Many trains have been once again temporarily diverted, short terminated and short originated for varying period with immediate effect at the local railway station to facilitate the maintenance work at the railway workshop in the city.

Efforts to curb drug menace bearing fruits, says Manpreet

Efforts to curb drug menace bearing fruits, says Manpreet

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal unfurled Tricolour at a district-level function on Independence Day here on Wednesday.

WAR ON DRUGS

Man held with 75-kg poppy husk

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

SANGRUR:The police claimed to have arrested a man with 75-kg poppy husk smuggled from Srinagar.

Khoya, sweets destroyed

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:The food wing of the health department on Thursday conducted raids at shops in different areas and destroyed around 20 kg of khoya and 40 kg of barfi prepared using harmful chemicals and colours.

Work on vertical garden begins at Railway station

Work on vertical garden begins at Railway station

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:In an innovative way to manage waste, efforts are underway to beautify the walls of Railway station here by building vertical gardens using waste plastic bottles.

Self-defence training for women

Self-defence training for women

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Taking up the cause of women safety, FICCI FLO, Amritsar chapter, has tied up with several colleges and institutions to initiate workshops on teaching self-defense to girls.

Officials convene meeting to curb vector-borne diseases

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Officials of the district Health Department on Thursday held a meeting with Medical Superintendent Dr Surinder Paul at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital to discuss means to provide better services to dengue and swine flu patients.

Sans facilities, resident assns join hands against colonisers

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Taking an initiative in the direction of self help, the residents of Swiss City and Roseland colony in city constituted the Swiss City Welfare Association (SCWA) to push the civic authorities to provide them basic amenities.

I-Day celebrated with national zeal

I-Day celebrated with national zeal

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Educational institutes in the city marked the 72nd Independence Day with gusto.

City theatre group to highlight poet Nirala’s life at Mumbai fest

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:A city-based theatre group, ‘Dastak’, will stage a play on Suryakant Tripathi’s life during the Sanhita Manch Festival in Mumbai to be held from August 17 to 19.

4 arrested with pistol, revolver

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:The CIA staff arrested four persons with illegal weapons on Tuesday.

Doctor among three held for drug peddling

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:The CIA staff have arrested three persons, including a doctor, on a charge of drug peddling.

Residents recall Vajpayee’s contribution

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:As the news of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise came, residents started paying tributes and recalling his achievements and immense contribution to progress of the nation.

Armed men ‘attack’ transporter’s gunman

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:A couple of days after a transporter and trader, Gursajan Bedi, allegedly got threats and extortion calls from a gangster, armed men reportedly attacked his gunman near Pandori Waraich village here on Tuesday evening.

Two employees of finance firm robbed

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Four unidentified miscreants looted Rs 13,450 and three mobile phones from two employees of a private finance firm at Jos Muhar village on July 27. A complaint in this regard was lodged with the police on Wednesday.

Three hurt in clash outside restaurant

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Three youngsters were injured after a group of persons attacked them outside a restaurant in the Ranjit Avenue area here on Wednesday evening.

Youth held for raping 13-yr-old

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:The Lopoke police have arrested a youth for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Kohali village.

Kidnapping accused visit home before jail; ASI suspended

17 Aug 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:An ASI-rank officer has been suspended for taking three youths, who were arrested in connection with kidnapping a coal trader and his aides, to their homes before taking them in police custody.

20 booked for blocking road

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

TARN TARAN: As many as 20 leaders of the Anti Corruption Morcha (ACM) along with residents of Nandpur village have been booked for blocking a national highway on Monday.

Seven trains rescheduled

Seven trains rescheduled

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Northern Railways has issued a new time table for trains, including those connecting Amritsar, to come into force from August 15. Schedule of seven Amritsar bound trains stands changed.

Weeds dot city roads

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The haphazard growth of congress grass during the rainy season has been causing medical problems to people. Congress grass (parthenium hysterochorus), sukha (cannabis sativa) and bhang (verbesina prostrata) pose a threat to crops as well as health of residents.

Parking of trucks on road hinders traffic flow

Parking of trucks on road hinders traffic flow

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Parking of heavy vehicles, especially trucks, on the stretch from Akali Phula Singh road to Ghee Mandi road and Shera Wala Gate road create bottlenecks for tourists heading towards the Golden Temple.

Patriotic fervour marks I-Day

Patriotic fervour marks I-Day

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: As India proudly celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, educational institutes across the city welcomed the day with patriotic zeal and fervour.

Road accident victim dies

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A person, who was injured in a road accident on intervening night of Sunday and Monday, died here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Jagdeep Singh.

Student booked for ‘harassing’ classmate

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: A student of Class XI was booked for allegedly teasing his female classmate here on Monday. The accused is also said to have slapped the girl in the classroom at Bhai Gurdas Senior Secondary, Basarke Gillan village.

Nonagenarian freedom fighter bats for Indo-Pak peace

Nonagenarian freedom fighter bats for Indo-Pak peace

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Hirutai Ramji Patil, 90, a freedom fighter, who was one of the leading lights during the nationalist movement at the time of Nana Patil’s call for parallel governance in Satara, stood out from the rest of the panel of speakers at the seminar conducted by Hind Pak Dosti Manch and Folklore Research Society.

DC apprised of school without electricity

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Varun Khanna, a paralegal volunteer under the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), has complained to Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sangha regarding “poor condition” of the elementary school in Alkare village of Majitha block.

It’s heartening to be in holy city: Kher

It’s heartening to be in holy city: Kher

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: At 44, Kailash Kher became the youngest commercial and folk singer to receive Padma Shree in 2017. In his own words, he considers his win overwhelming.

Flag march, foolproof security

Flag march, foolproof security

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: With the city all set to celebrate the Independence Day, the police have made appropriate security arrangements. The movement of people on key routes has been restricted.

I-Day: Showers exacerbate admn’s woes

I-Day: Showers exacerbate admn’s woes

15 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Heavy showers lashed the city, adding to the slush at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium, on Tuesday morning. The stage is set for the Independence Day celebrations. The rain has added to the worries of the ground staff as they are working hard to help it dry before the event begins.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Strike hits work at de-addiction centre

Strike hits work at de-addiction centre

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BATHINDA: Contractual employees of the drug de-addiction centre and OOAT (Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment) centre staged a protest over regularisation of jobs.

No homework, no school bag for CBSE students up to Class II

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

FARIDKOT: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed heads of all schools affiliated to it to ensure that there is no school bag and no homework for the students up to Class II.

SAD leaders protest against Manpreet

SAD leaders protest against Manpreet

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BATHINDA: Mayor Balwant Rai Nath, former SAD MLA Sarup Chand Singla, along with SAD councillors, on Monday staged a dharna against Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal outside the Mayor’s office located on the premises of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda.

IGP opens up on radio show

IGP opens up on radio show

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BATHINDA: Inspector General of Police, Bathinda Range, MF Farooqui, appeared as a guest in a live radio show at Akashavani FM, Bathinda, wherein apart from discussing issues related to policing, he listened to the grievances of the general public through the telephone line.

Drive against illegal buildings halts

Drive against illegal buildings halts

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BATHINDA: After the transfer of ATP Pardeep Sehgal, the MCB’s drive against illegal buildings seems to have been put on the back-burner.

Residents give week to MC to end stray cattle menace in city

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BATHINDA: City residents on Monday met Municipal Commissioner Dr Rishipal Singh and raised the issue of rising stray cattle menace in the city.

Bharat Nagar sees ‘shirtless Salman’ type stir over sewage

Bharat Nagar sees ‘shirtless Salman’ type stir over sewage

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

MALOUT: Irate over the flowing of sewage on the streets, residents of Bharat Nagar, Ward No 18, on Monday lodged a protest by taking off their shirts.

Farmers protest over damaged transformer

Farmers protest over damaged transformer

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the BKU (Sidhupur) staged a protest at the Powercom office in Goniana Mandi demanding replacement of a transformer that was damaged recently at Jeeda village.

Model UN conference concludes at DPS

Model UN conference concludes at DPS

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BATHINDA: The first edition of the Model United Nations conference concluded at Delhi Public School (DPS) on Sunday.

Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniv observed

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BATHINDA: Rajiv Gandhi Lok Bhalai Manch today celebrated the birthday of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. A cake was cut to mark the occasion.

RSETI shows the way to generate employment

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BARNALA: To empower unemployed rural youth, the Rural Self-Employment Training Institute (RSETI) has commenced several training programmes in the district.

Mansa ADC holds meeting on voters list

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

BATHINDA: Mansa ADC (G) Rajesh Tripathi presided over a meeting held for the revision of voter lists on Monday, wherein he emphasised to motivate youth to enroll themselves as voters and exercise their franchise.

Man sets wife on fire

21 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

MALOUT: A man allegedly set his wife on fire after she tried to stop him from drinking alcohol at Pakki Tibbi village here.

Jobless teachers beg, polish shoes

Jobless teachers beg, polish shoes

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the ETT (Elementary Teachers Training) Punjab State Eligibility Test Qualified Unemployed Teachers’ Union carried out a protest march from Children’s Park to Fire Brigade Chowk on Sunday.

SNIPPETS

Man opens fire at relative, held

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

Bathinda: A woman was seriously injured after her relative opened fire at her at the grain market on Sunday evening.

Punjab Roadways’ Volvo for Delhi airport gets average response

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

LUDHIANA: The Volvo bus service started by the Punjab Roadways for Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, has received a mixed response from passengers.

Paediatricians discuss new  technological advancements to check infant mortality

Paediatricians discuss new technological advancements to check infant mortality

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: Paediatricians from all across the state dwelt on issues related to morbidity and mortality in critically-ill newborns and children during a conference, NEOPIC-2018, being organised by the Bathinda Academy of Paediatricians at a city hotel on Sunday.

Three injured in clash between two transporters

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BUDHLADA: Three persons were injured in a bloody clash between private transporters near the PSPCL office in Budhlada.

Playway school holds ‘Master, Miss Versatile’ competition at hotel

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: Royal Kingdom Playway School located on the Power House road in the city organized master and miss versatile competition at a private hotel in the city on Saturday.

BJP stakes claim to 3 ZP, 25 Block Samiti seats

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda city BJP president Vinod Binta held a meeting with BJP state general secretary Dyal Sodhi regarding the upcoming panchayat, zila parishad and block samitis elections.

Maluka targets AAP, Cong ahead of Zila Parishad poll

Maluka targets AAP, Cong ahead of Zila Parishad poll

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: Zila Parishad Chairman Gurpreet Singh Maluka on Sunday said the Akali Dal would sweep the local body elections in the state as well as the next year’s Lok Sabha poll.

Potholed road near flyover a threat to commuters’ lives

Potholed road near flyover a threat to commuters’ lives

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: Commuters plying on the Bathinda-Dabwali road have a harrowing time as a broken road stretch adjoining the flyover is causing a lot of inconvenience for commuters on a daily basis.

Electric engine trains ply on BTI-Delhi route

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: Trains with electric engines have started plying on the Bathinda-Delhi route, which will reduce the cost of operations and minimise the effect on the environment.

Project to supply drinking water to Faridkot still stalled

Project to supply drinking water to Faridkot still stalled

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

FARIDKOT: Three years after spending more than Rs 4 crore on laying a 3-km long pipeline to supply drinking water to Faridkot town, the project is hanging in balance as it is stuck between the Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training and the Border Security Force (BSF).

Woman accuses tantrik of rape

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: A widow and a resident of the Model Town area has alleged that she was raped by a ‘tantrik’.

DEATH DUE TO STRAY CATTLE

Manpreet announces aid for victim’s family

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister and Bathinda (Urban) MLA Manpreet Badal announced financial aid for the family of deceased Jagdish Kumar, who died in an accident with stray cattle in the city a few days ago.

CLEANLINESS SURVEY

Bathinda junction tops Ambala division

20 Aug 2018 | 12:18 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda railway junction has been ranked first in the Ambala division in the cleanliness survey conducted for 407 railway stations in the country by the Union Railway Ministry.

Commuters troubled as road flooded with sewage

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

AMRITSAR: The overflowing sewage on Batala road near Verka chowk has become a nightmare for the commuters as they have to wade through the water emitting a foul smel.

Rain brings cheer to farmers

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

MALOUT: A fresh spell of rain on Saturday brought cheer to farmers in Muktsar district.

Drug abuse prevention training for teachers

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: The Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Information (MGSIPI) will organise a two-day capacity building program for school teachers on drug abuse prevention from September 21 and 22 in its meeting hall at the District Administrative Complex.

PSEB district-level school games from Aug 27

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) is organising the district-level school games for the U-14, U-17 and U-19 (boys and girls) from August 27 to September 27.

DPSMUN 2018 begins with fanfare

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Delhi Public School (DPS) Model United Nations (DPSMUN) 2018 started with much fanfare on August 17 with 122 country representatives from eight schools participating in it.

Central Jail inmate held with mobile

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Security arrangements at the Bathinda Central Jail have again come under the scanner with the seizure of one more mobile phone from an inmate in the Central Jail premises.

Retd Milkfed staff await EPF pension

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Around 200 retired employees of Milkfed/Milkplants have not received pension (EPFP) for over a year now.

Dairy, poultry to change state’s fortune: Minister

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

HANDIAYA: Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development and Labour Minister, Punjab, Balbir Singh Sidhu on Saturday claimed that under the guidance of Chief Minister (CM) Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab would again become a prosperous state with the help of allied occupations such as dairy, poultry and fishery.

Three months on, OOAT centre at Central Jail yet to see light of day

Three months on, OOAT centre at Central Jail yet to see light of day

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to a shortage of medical staff, including a doctor, the district Health Department has failed to start the Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) centre at the Central Jail here.

Man killed as bus rams into bike

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: A person on a bike was killed after being hit by a bus on the Bathinda-Chandigarh highway near the Bucho toll plaza.

Showers take residents by surprise

Showers take residents by surprise

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Showers brought respite to city residents from humid weather conditions on Saturday evening.

City girl honoured at state-level I-Day event

City girl honoured at state-level I-Day event

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: A city-based powerlifter, Jasmeen Kaur, was honored by the Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh, during the state-level function on Independence Day in Ludhiana.

PSU protests attack on Umar Khalid

PSU protests attack on Umar Khalid

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Students Union (PSU) on Saturday burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister to register their protest against the attack on student activist Umar Khalid.

Entrance test results leave nursing colleges in lurch

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

FARIDKOT: The declaration of the results of the Punjab Master of Sciences (Nursing) Entrance Test (PMNET-2018) has left many nursing colleges in a fix.

Bathinda-Dabwali RoB to open soon

19 Aug 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: The railway overbridge on the Bathinda-Dabwali road will open to the public in next two-three days.

Health team raids oil factory

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: On the directions of the district administration, a joint team of the Health Department and police conducted a raid at Sri Sham Traders oil factory late on Friday evening.

Doctors’ meet tomorrow

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda Academy of Paediatrics is organising a medical conference of paediatricians and neonatologists of Punjab and north India “NEOPIC 2018” at Hotel Sepal on August 19 (Sunday) in Bathinda.

Animal board seeks ‘gaushalas’ in jails

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Taking note of a representation from a city-based NGO, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has written a letter to the Punjab Chief Secretary and the DGP to establish ‘gaushalas’ in jails in the state.

City girl wins bronze in boxing

City girl wins bronze in boxing

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: City girl Neharika Sharma (14) has won a bronze medal in the recently concluded state Sub-junior Boxing Championship being organised at Talwandi Sabo.

3 held in hoax parcel bomb case

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda Police claimed to have arrested three persons in a case of delivery parcel with a fake bomb and demanding Rs 10 lakh ransom.

Four Baba Farid College students clear UGC-NET exam

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Students of MCom the 4th semester of Baba Farid College — Amanjit Singh Bhandari, Deepak Bansal, Harjit Kaur and Isha Rani (of M.

City’s special youth gets award

City’s special youth gets award

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Yashveer Goyal, a deaf and dumb youth of Bathinda city, who has made outstanding achievements in multiple fields, was honoured with a state award by the Punjab Government at the state-level function organised in Ludhiana on August 15.

Foreign couples adopt 2 baby girls

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Two baby girls from Sri Anant Ashram Nathana, one of the nine specialised adoption agencies of the state, have been adopted by couples from the US and Spain.

One held for Rs 5-lakh fraud

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BARNALA: The Barnala (City) police have arrested a person in an immigration related fraud of Rs 5 lakh.

Stray cattle menace haunts villages near Bir Talab Zoo

Stray cattle menace haunts villages near Bir Talab Zoo

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Residents living in villages near Bir Talab Zoo are a troubled lot these days as the number of stray cattle has increased in the area, posing a threat to commuters on roads and crops in the fields.

Exam postponed, flag flies at half mast

Exam postponed, flag flies at half mast

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

FARIDKOT: While postponing the examination for MBBS and BDS courses on Friday due to the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) flew the National Flag at half mast.

BJP, NGOs pay tributes to former PM Vajpayee

BJP, NGOs pay tributes to former PM Vajpayee

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The local unit of the BJP and other organisations paid tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in Delhi on Thursday.

Schools warned against using help books of pvt publishers

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

FARIDKOT: The State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) has warned schools against using help books published by private publishers on the school premises.

City’s development on track, says Veenu Badal

City’s development on track, says Veenu Badal

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s wife Veenu Badal on Friday listened to public grievances at Mehna Basti in Amarpura area coming under Ward Number 36.

SIT formed to probe woman’s death at police station

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Following the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dr Nanak Singh has constituted a three-member Special Investigation Team to probe a woman’s death at the Ballianwali police station.

Five of gang held for bank robberies

Five of gang held for bank robberies

18 Aug 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police claimed to have arrested five persons of a gang allegedly involved in looting banks in the region.

School of Business begins MBA classes

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The newly opened School of Business at Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda, on Thursday started classes for the first batch of MBA.

Two booked for stealing Rs 27,000

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Civil Lines police have booked two unidentified persons for stealing Rs 27,000 from a liquor shop situated near the 100-ft road.

3 booked for Rs 14.50-lakh fraud

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BARNALA: The Mehal Kalan police have registered a case of fraud against three Ludhiana residents for duping a local resident of Rs 14.50 lakh on the pretext of sending her to Australia.

Child labourer rescued from hospital canteen

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: After receiving a written complaint, a team of the Labour Department conducted a raid at a private hospital in the city and rescued a child working as waiter at the hospital canteen.

Four booked for illegally storing pesticides

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked four persons for allegedly storing pesticides in an unauthorised godown made in a house in Naruana village.

Schools to celebrate birth anniv of Dhyan Chand

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

FARIDKOT: To celebrate the birthday of India’s hockey wizard, Dhyan Chand, in a big way this time, the School Education Department has announced to conduct a marathon in all schools in the state on August 29.

Varsities celebrate I-Day with fervour

Varsities celebrate I-Day with fervour

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, celebrated Independence Day with enthusiasm.

Residents suffer as water supply suspended

Residents suffer as water supply suspended

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: It has been more than two weeks for around 350 households in Multania village who have been battling with acute water shortage.

In Faridkot, youth called upon to abstain from drugs

In Faridkot, youth called upon to abstain from drugs

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

FARIDKOT: Presiding over the Independence Day function at Nehru Stadium, Faridkot, Harjit Singh, Divisional Commissioner, called upon the youth to take the pledge to abstain from drugs and be part of the state government’s fight against drugs in the state.

Anti-drug drive on track: Razia Sultana

Anti-drug drive on track: Razia Sultana

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BARNALA: Punjab Cabinet Minister Razia Sultana presided over the Independence Day function at Barnala. She said her government would announce more welfare schemes for the people in near future.

Sewers lay choked near courts complex

Sewers lay choked near courts complex

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Water accumulation due to choked sewers near the district courts complex area has been causing a lot of inconvenience to commuters as well as visitors to the courts and mini-secretariat for the past three days.

Centre stage and in eye of the storm

Centre stage and in eye of the storm

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

MUKTSAR/MALOUT: Just like Republic Day, Congress leaders took centre stage on the Independence Day functions organised at Muktsar and Malout towns.

Compensation scheme for victims of sexual abuse

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: The National Legal Services Authority (NLSA) has started Compensation Scheme-2018 for women victims of sexual abuse and other crimes.

Bathinda mourns Vajpayee’s demise

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: City residents mourned the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who breathed his last at the AIIMS, New Delhi, on Thursday.

31 jail prisoners released on I-Day

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 31 prisoners were released from the Central Jail, Bathinda, in view of their good behaviour on the occasion of Independence Day here on Wednesday.

Jail security to be beefed up: Minister

Jail security to be beefed up: Minister

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 AM

BATHINDA: Punjab Minister for Cooperation and Jails Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa unfurled the Tricolour at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium on Independence Day. The occasion was celebrated with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm here on Wednesday.

Students take oath to Keep surroundings clean

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Volunteers of the NSS unit of SSD Girls’ College of Education, Bathinda, celebrated ‘Swachta Pakhwar’ under the guidance of Principal Dr Anu Malhotra, Programme officer Maninder Kaur and Shikha.

Farmer found dead under mysterious circumstances

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: A farmer on Tuesday died under mysterious circumstances at Heerewala village in Mansa district.

Murder case solved, one arrested

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BARNALA: The Barnala police claimed to have cracked the murder case of Raj Rani (84), who was found murdered on August 6 in her house in Bhadaur and arrested one person.

Two anti-aircraft guns installed at Fauji Chowk

Two anti-aircraft guns installed at Fauji Chowk

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Two anti-aircraft guns have been installed at Shaheed Nand Singh Chowk also known as Fauji Chowk in the city.

City schools celebrate I-Day with zeal

City schools celebrate I-Day with zeal

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Independence Day-eve functions were organised at various places in the city.

Two engineers held for fraud

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police on Tuesday arrested two engineers who had floated a fake firm and were allegedly duping people on the pretext of helping them get government jobs or loans.

Dental colleges offer fee cut to fill seats

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

FARIDKOT: Staring at the possibility of a large number of their seats remaining vacant again, it is raining ‘sale’ as some dental colleges in the state are giving attractive offers to woo students.

PWD minister inaugurates RoB at Bhai Bhaktaur village

PWD minister inaugurates RoB at Bhai Bhaktaur village

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Tuesday inaugurated a newly constructed railway overbridge at Bhai Bhaktaur village on the Bathinda-Mansa road.

Maur council accounts sealed

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The accounts of the Maur Municipal Council have been sealed over not depositing Employees Provident Fund (EPF) of Rs 74 lakh in time.

AAP Malwa-1 chief backs Khaira

AAP Malwa-1 chief backs Khaira

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Malwa zone-1 president Narinder Sandhu Notti on Tuesday held a press conference and announced his support to Sukhpal Singh Khaira.

MCB officials, car bazaar owners spar over turfENCROACHMENTS

MCB officials, car bazaar owners spar over turf

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: A tussle between MCB officials and car bazaar owners was reported over encroachment of the area outside their shops on the Goniana road near Mittal Mall.

High Court orders SIT to probe woman’s death at police station

15 Aug 2018 | 12:02 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) in the case of a woman’s death under mysterious circumstances at the Ballianwali police station.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Rs 386 crore okayed for Tribune flyover

Rs 386 crore okayed for Tribune flyover

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Transport Ministry has approved Rs 386 crore for the construction of the Tribune flyover, the first such project in the city.

Foreigner among two held with  Rs 5-cr heroin

Foreigner among two held with Rs 5-cr heroin

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:Sleuths of the Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, have arrested two drug peddlers, including a foreign national, with 1-kg heroin, valued around Rs 5 crore in the international market, here.

Medical board’s no to abortion

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A medical board of the GMSH, Sector 16, has denied the abortion request of a 15-year-old rape victim.

Budding kabaddi player found dead

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

NABHA:A 17-year-old kabaddi player was found dead in front of the gate of his house at Chhintanwala village here in the wee hours of Monday.

Poor visibility delays flights, grounds one

Poor visibility delays flights, grounds one

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:Poor visibility again led to the cancellation of a flight while 24 flights landed beyond their scheduled time and 16 flights departed late from the international airport here on Monday.

Man falls to death at hotel

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 30-year-old man died after reportedly falling from the roof of a hotel in Sector 17 on Sunday night.

Juvenile arrested for father’s murder

Juvenile arrested for father’s murder

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

MORINDA:The district police arrested a juvenile for allegedly killing his father with the help of his maternal uncle here on Monday.

Notorious criminal, policeman get five years in jailESCAPE FROM COURT

Notorious criminal, policeman get five years in jail

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court has sentenced notorious criminal Rajan Bhatti, alias Rajbir, and Head Constable Harbans Lal to five-year imprisonment in a case of escape from the District Courts here while being produced for a hearing.

PUTA elections today, 688 to cast vote

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:On the lines of the student elections, contenders of the Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) elections are using social media for campaigning.

Credit policy a major issue in PU polls

Credit policy a major issue in PU polls

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The change in required credits or passing papers for promotion to the next class in science departments has emerged as a major issue in the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) elections.

Chevening awards event held at PU

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The British Deputy High Commission, Chandigarh, and Panjab University jointly organised an event on “Chevening Awardsin India”.

LSU announces Hardik Ahluwalia as its candidate

LSU announces Hardik Ahluwalia as its candidate

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Law Students Union (LSU) announced Hardik Ahluwalia as its candidate for the upcoming Panjab University (PU) Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) elections here on Monday.

Kerala floods: PSU protests against Centre

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Students Union (Lalkaar) on Monday organised a protest and raised slogans at the Students Centre of Panjab University, Chandigarh, against the callousness of the Central Government toward Kerala floods.

SCHOOL NOTES

AKSIPS-45 Smart School

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

Chandigarh: With the ongoing Founder’s Week Celebration of the AKSIPS Group of Smart Schools, an inter branch thematic skit competition was held at AKSIPS-45 Smart School.

Rendezvous with Manto ends

Rendezvous with Manto ends

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The five-day long ‘Rangmanch Utsav yatra-1947’ organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi and dedicated to the humanity uprooted and massacred in the1947 holocaust and cherished memory of legendary Lahore-based thespian, Madeeha Gauhar, with the theatrical spectacle ‘Dark Borders’ providing a grand finale to the festival at Randhawa auditorium here on Monday.

Vigilance probe reveals 936 fake entries in tax records

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Vigilance Department, UT, found 936 fake tax entries in its probe into a multi-crore scam in the Department of the Excise and Taxation here.

Man booked for assaulting brother-in-law

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A resident of a village in Dera Bassi was injured in an attack by his brother-in-law at his in-laws’ house in Mani Majra.

Police stations to go green

Police stations to go green

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:UT DGP Sanjay Baniwal on Monday inaugurated a composting pit at the Police Lines in Sector 26 here.

No headway in Rs 15L jewellery theft case

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Even after ten days since jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh was stolen from a house in Sector 15 here, the UT police are yet to make headway in the case.

Three held in drug cases

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three persons have been arrested by the Chandigarh police under the NDPS Act.

Goat stolen ahead of Eid al-Adha

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a bizarre incident, thieves made off with a goat and valuables from two houses in Mauli Complex, Mauli Jagran, on the intervening night of August 17 and 18.

Tejas timetable out, but it’s not final

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Though the Indian Railways has declared its new timetable for the Chandigarh-Delhi Tejas Express, officials said it is not final and may change again.

Cop accused of being insensitive to injured man

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT police have initiated an inquiry after a city-based advocate, HC Arora, lodged a complaint that a traffic cop was unsympathetic towards him after he fell while walking on a footpath in Sector 44.

Vector-borne disease count dips in city

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Malaria, dengue and chikungunya cases nearly halved in the city this year.

Babla to donate month’s salary for flood victims

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Congress councillor and the Leader of Opposition in the local MC, Devinder Singh Babla, announced to donate his one-month salary for victims in the flood-hit Kerala.

Hotel manager granted bail

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court granted bail to the general manager of Hotel Aqua Marine in Sector 22 here in a case registered under the Registration of Foreigners Rules, 1992, and the Foreigners Act, 1946.

Delay mars flyover project

Delay mars flyover project

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

KHARAR:Due to slow pace of construction work, the flyover from Sunny Enclave to the Kharar bus stand may not be completed anytime soon.

Man kidnapped at gunpoint, released

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

Inderjit Singh, an accountant and a resident of Mundi Kharar, was allegedly kidnapped by three persons at gunpoint.

Makeshift bus stand adds to commuters’ woes in Zirakpur

Makeshift bus stand adds to commuters’ woes in Zirakpur

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Despite the population numbers breaching the one-lakh mark, Zirakpur is yet to have a designated bus stand.

City MC likely to impose property tax in five villages

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation may impose property tax in five villages — Hallo Majra, Kajheri, Palsora, Maloya and Dadu Majra.

Middle-aged woman foils snatching bid

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A middle-aged woman on Sunday night foiled a snatching bid when two motorbike-borne miscreants targeted her near Zirakpur.

Former PM Rajiv Gandhi remembered

Former PM Rajiv Gandhi remembered

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

Chandigarh: The city Congress on Monday organised a meeting at Mani Majra on the occasion of the 74th birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Kharar councillor joins Congress

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

KHARAR: Harinder Singh Jolly, councillor of Ward No. 11 in Kharar, joined the Congress Party, along with his supporters.

SAMJHAUTA BLASTS

NIA blames Pakistan for not arranging witnesses

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PANCHKULA:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has told the NIA Special Court here that it is Pakistan, which is not responding to arranging 13 Pakistani witnesses in the Samjhauta blasts case.

Youth held for kidnapping minor girl

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali police have arrested a 27-year-old person for kidnapping a minor girl of Jujhar Nagar here.

Drug de-addiction staff observe strike

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:To press for their demands, around 20 contractual employees who are members of the Government Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Employees Union, Punjab, observed a strike at Government Drug De-Addiction Centre in Sector 66 here on Monday.

Thieves strike at garment shop

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:Thieves struck at a readymade garment shop at Badhmajra on Sunday night.

Tragedy waiting to happenHAVE YOUR SAY

Tragedy waiting to happen

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

A huge pit, which is hollow from underneath, on the paved road behind Heritage Hotel, Sector 35-C, Chandigarh, poses a threat to passers-by.

Innova set on fire at Ram Darbar

Innova set on fire at Ram Darbar

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:An Innova was set on fire by some miscreants at Phase I, Ram Darbar, during the wee hours here on Monday.

2 days to go, venue yet to be decidedINTER-SCHOOL SKATING C’SHIP

2 days to go, venue yet to be decided

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:With just four days left for the inter-school skating championship, the UT Education Department is still struggling to decide on the venue.

Punjab boys, Delhi girls win

Punjab boys, Delhi girls win

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab boys claimed the overall title in the U-14 category on the concluding day of the inter-zonal sports meet of Sharda Sarvhitkari Schools.

GMHS-20 girls, NPS boys book ticket to Subroto Cup

GMHS-20 girls, NPS boys book ticket to Subroto Cup

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Girls from Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 20, and New Public School boys qualified for the Subroto Cup Football Tournament after winning their respective final matches hereon Monday.

Satluj boys beat St Soldier, enter semis

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PANCHKULA:Satluj Public School, Sector 4, defeated St Soldier School, Sector 16, by four wickets to enter the U-19 inter-school cricket semifinals here on Monday.

Dhruv Pal to captain La Pegasus Polo

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

NEW DELHI:Dhruv Pal Godara will lead the new team, La Pegasus Polo, in the 2018-19 Indian polo season,it was announced hereon Monday.

Head-on collision between bike, truck leaves 2 dead

Head-on collision between bike, truck leaves 2 dead

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:Two motorcycle-borne youths were killed in a head-on collision with a truck near Bhanra village here on Monday.

Man shoots himself dead

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:A 42-year-old man reportedly committed suicide in his residence in Deep Nagar, here on Monday.

Edu Dept to fix weekly lectures for teachers

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab Education Department is planning to fix the number of lectures delivered by the government schoolteachers across the state.

Illegal structures razed in city

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:Officials of the Land Department in Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) on Monday raided and removed illegal structures, posters and encroachments from shops at Leela Bhawan and various other places in the city.

MC sends cancellation notice to hotel

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:The Municipal Corporation (MC) Patiala has sent a notice to the owners and proprietors of Corner Hotel in the city regarding the cancellation of the building plan of newly-constructed portion of the hotel here on Monday.

Free TB detection van flagged off

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:Civil Surgeon Dr Manjit Singh flagged-off a mobile van equipped with Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CB-NAAT) machine to detect tuberculosis (TB) patients.

PRTC launches booking application

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:To ensure hassle-free bookings for the passengers, Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) launched its own mobile app, PEPSU Online.

DRME team visits Gian Sagar Hospital, assesses liabilities

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:A team of officials from the Directorate of Research and Medical Education (DRME) on Monday visited the Gian Sagar Hospital to assess the hospital’s pending liabilities.

Punjab Manch calls for unity in LS elections

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab Manch on Monday gave a call to pro-Punjab political formations active in Punjab to come together in 2019 parliamentary elections.

Selection of Joint Director (Sports) sparks row at varsity

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:The new appointment of Joint-Director-Sports at Punjabi University has sparked a controversy.

Sodhi shines in shooting c’ship

21 Aug 2018 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:Jaskirat Singh Sodhi won a gold medal on the concluding day of the Punjab State (NR) Championship at the New Moti Bagh Gun Club, Patiala.

BRIEFLY

Unidentified body found

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

Dera Bassi: The unidentified body of a man in his mid 30s was found near Kuranwala village, Dera Bassi, on Sunday.

Gaba’s ton confirms St Joseph’s win

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: An unbeaten century by Ishaan Gaba (124) helped St Joseph''s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, register a convincing 180-run win over Aanchal International School, Sector 41, in the ongoing St Joseph''s U-13 Cricket Championship.

Second leg of golf meet from Aug 23

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The second leg of Golf Club Junior Training Programme Championship will be played at Chandigarh Golf Club (CGC) on August 23.

City lad shines in shooting championship

City lad shines in shooting championship

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA: A city-based shooter, Abinash Partap Singh Sidhu, has bagged the top honours at the Punjab State (NR) Championship at the New Moti Bagh Gun Club, Patiala.

Team confident of podium finish: Manjeet

Team confident of podium finish: Manjeet

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a gruelling preparatory camp at Sukhna Lake for the Jakarta Asian Games, the Indian Dragon Boat team is eyeing a podium finish.

VX WORLD C’SHIP

Neelam, Paul win titles

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Neelam Rani beat Manjeet Singh 28-26 to win the title of the Master Craig category on the concluding day of the VX-2 (Rock-It-Ball) World Championship at the squash courts of the Sector 43 Sports Complex.

Tarini wins chess championship

Tarini wins chess championship

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Tarini Goyal of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, won the Chandigarh Women’s Chess Championship at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.

Jyoti, Nitu box to glory in state meet

Jyoti, Nitu box to glory in state meet

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, pugilists won the overall trophy on the concluding day of the 14th Sub-Junior Women Elite Boxing Championship. Guru Gobind Singh (GGS) College, Sector 26, bagged the 18th Senior Championship.

Workshop on durability of concrete

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

Kharar: Indo Global Group of Colleges organised a technical workshop on durability of concrete to strengthen practical knowledge of civil engineering students.

Fellowship on air quality management for PGI doc

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Ravindra Khaiwal, Additional Professor of Environment Health, School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), has been awarded the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVPL) fellowship in air quality by the Department of State, the United States of America.

Remove wild growthHAVE YOUR SAY

Remove wild growth

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

Wild growth can be seen near the parking area of Piccadilly Mall, Sector 34. It should be removed to avoid breeding of insects and mosquitoes. The area is also conducive for the breeding of reptiles like snakes.

Bypassing building bylaws a recipe for disasterOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Bypassing building bylaws a recipe for disaster

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

Unchecked and haphazard construction largely takes place in rural areas of Chandigarh.

Questions out of syllabus in BSc (Paramedical) exam

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) , Chandigarh, took an entrance exam for BSc paramedical on Sunday, but it had questions out of syllabus.

Punjabi plays dwell on psyche of people during Partition

Punjabi plays dwell on psyche of people during Partition

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The horrors of the 1947 Partition and the heinous psyche of contemptuous scoundrels echoed once again during the staging of two Punjabi plays on day four of the ongoing theatre festival, “Yatra -1947”, organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi and dedicated to the memory of firebrand thespian Madeeha Gohar from Pakistan, at the Randhawa Auditorium here on Sunday.

Woman’s gold chain snatched

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA: The Patiala police have registered a case against two unidentified persons for snatching a chain from a nurse here on Sunday.

Husband booked on charge of unnatural sex

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA: The Patiala police have booked a man for unnatural sex and extortion after his wife complained to the police. The accused has been identified as Karmanjeet Singh, a resident of Malwa Enclave in the city.

Cong protests insanitary conditions

Cong protests insanitary conditions

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Congress workers held a protest against insanitary conditions prevailing at Charan Singh Colony of the Mauli Jagran complex here on Sunday.

ILLICIT LIQUOR

Accused sent to five-day remand

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA: The Patiala police have got remand of five days of two BJP leaders who were nabbed with county made liquor on Saturday.

Dancing into the hearts of audience

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Gurukul Music and Dance Academy held its annual musical and dance event.

Woman’s purse stolen from car in Mohali

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

MOHALI: A woman allegedly lost her purse to miscreants who stole it after breaking the windowpane of her vehicle in Sector 71 here on Sunday morning.

BSP workers join Congress

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: A large number of workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), including its leader Jalil Ahmed Qureshi, joined the Congress in the presence of former Union Minister Pawan Bansal and city Congress president Pardeep Chhabra.

REPORTER'S DIARY

Property tax wing full of activities

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

Till last year, nobody knew where the office of the property tax wing was situated in the building of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

Admn appoints SDM Virat as market panel administrator

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking a decision that is set to create controversy, the Chandigarh Administration has appointed SDM Virat as the administrator of the Chandigarh Market Committee after the term of the present committee ended on July 21, 2018.

SCHOOL NOTES

St Xavier’s Sr Sec School

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

Chandigarh: Students and staff of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, celebrated Independence Day with great fervour.

Degrees conferred on 1,500 students

Degrees conferred on 1,500 students

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

KHARAR: More than 1,500 students, including 400 post-graduates and 1,100 under-graduate engineering students of 2017 passed-out batch were awarded degrees during the 4th annual convocation ceremony of Chandigarh University in Gharuan on Sunday.

400 pedal against air pollution

400 pedal against air pollution

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

NABHA: To create awareness against pollution and health issues, a Nabha-based bikers’ group and Ekta Welfare Society, organised a cycle rally in the town on Sunday.

Pbi University extends admission dates in regular, distance courses

Pbi University extends admission dates in regular, distance courses

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA: Punjabi University has extended dates for admission process for first semester students of various courses.

63 species spotted during bird walk

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Forests and Wildlife Department of the UT Chandigarh conducted the first bird walk in Nagar Van area on Sunday.

There is no place for caste, community and creed in student poll, says Romana

There is no place for caste, community and creed in student poll, says Romana

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Parambans Singh Bunty Romana (44), who is the Students Organisation of India (SOI) national convener and SAD spokesperson, is coordinating the PU students’ poll.

Prof Ronki Ram refutes allegations

Prof Ronki Ram refutes allegations

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Ronki Ram issued a statement on Sunday denying allegations levelled by the Panjab University Teachers Association’s (PUTA) presidential candidate Prof Rajesh Gill on scuttling efforts for the Central university status to the PU and extended pension scheme.

Polls are not fought on ideological lines, says Prof Yog Raj

Polls are not fought on ideological lines, says Prof Yog Raj

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Yog Raj, Chairperson, School of Punjabi Studies, is from Prof Ronki Ram’s group.

Rs 14 cr earmarked for colonies outside MC

Rs 14 cr earmarked for colonies outside MC

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA: Colonies outside Municipal Corporation limit will be developed with an expenditure of Rs 14 crore. Former Union Minister, Preneet Kaur, while inaugurating of development works in various colonies said here on Sunday.

Dilapidated school building poses threat to lives of  kids

Dilapidated school building poses threat to lives of kids

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

NABHA: The primary wing building at Government Middle School, Lubana Karmuvillage, is in dilapidated condition as the plaster on ceiling of the 60-year-old building has fallen from various places, thus threatening the lives of tiny tots.

Rajindra Hospital fails to buy test kits due to fund crunch

Rajindra Hospital fails to buy test kits due to fund crunch

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

PATIALA: The tall claims of the state government to provide better health facilities to the people of Punjab seem to have fallen flat.

Panel to frame policy for dhobi ghats

Panel to frame policy for dhobi ghats

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Davesh Moudgil on Sunday constituted a committee of councillors and officers to frame a policy regarding the maintenance, operations, upgrade and generation of revenue from dhobi ghats situated in the city.

Govt all set to waive farmers’ bank loan

Govt all set to waive farmers’ bank loan

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The Captain-led state government as promised waived off co-operative loans worth Rs 1,700 crore of three lakh farmers having less than 2.5 acre land.

Woman lodges complaint against husband, in-laws

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A woman has lodged a complaint against her husband and in-laws alleging they have been harassing and abusing her on one pretext or the other.

Web channel journo arrested for extortion

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

KHARAR: The Kharar Sadar police have arrested David Verma, who claims himself to be a reporter of a web channel in the town, on the charge of extortion and criminal intimidation.

Zirakpur cops fail to make headway in murder cases

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Justice seems to be a distant dream for the families of the two murder victims if one goes by the adage “Justice delayed is justice denied”.

CTU to install dash cams in buses

CTU to install dash cams in buses

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Next time you think about jumping the red signal or driving rashly, think again, as chances are that this act of yours might get recorded and be sent to the Chandigarh traffic police.

Prof Gill: Rivals scuttled efforts for Central varsity tag to PUPUTA ELECTIONS-2018

Prof Gill: Rivals scuttled efforts for Central varsity tag to PU

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Rajesh Gill, the presidential candidate of Rajesh Gill-JK Goswamy team for the Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) polls, has accused her rivals of taking favours for themselves and their wives, favouring their own people for counting past service and scuttling the efforts for the Central university status to the PU.

Man arrested with 50 boxes of liquor

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PCR staff of the UT police have nabbed a person while carrying 50 boxes of liquor in an Ertiga car without permit.

Cook held for stealing Rs 5 lakh from house

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: A cook has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly stealing Rs 5 lakh from a house in Sector 16.

Transfer of society flats put on hold

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Administration has put the transfer of flats of societies on hold, resulting in a lot of inconvenience to residents.

Charging Rs 25 extra for soft drink costs eatery Rs 4,000!

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

MOHALI: Charging Rs 25 in excess for a soft drink bottle cost a local Pizza Hut outlet dear as the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum imposed a penalty of Rs 4,000, including litigation expenses, on its management here.

Earth cave-in spots virtual death traps in Mohali

Earth cave-in spots virtual death traps in Mohali

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

MOHALI: There seems to be no let-up in incidents of earth cave-in at Mohali. Such virtual death traps can be seen at several places in the town, including roads.

Kingpin led lavish life with ill-gotten moneyCARD CLONING GANG

Kingpin led lavish life with ill-gotten money

20 Aug 2018 | 2:29 AM

MOHALI: Twentynine-year-old Sumit Kumar, the kingpin of the gang involved in card cloning cases across the country, led a lavish life with the ill-gotten money he received through ATM/credit debit card frauds.

Have your say

Have your say

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

Is a civic issue bothering you? Are you agitated over the lack of concern? Is there something heartening that you feel needs to be highlighted? Or a picture which in your opinion ought to be seen by many, and not just you? CHANDIGARH TRIBUNEinvites its readers to have their say.

Insurance company to cough up Rs 1.33 lakh for rejecting medical claim

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: For having refused a medical claim against dengue treatment of a Kajheri resident, the consumer forum here has directed HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company Limited to pay Rs 1.33 lakh.

Forum tells dealer to pay Rs 2.4 lakh for not providing spare parts

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a local car dealer to pay Rs 2.4 lakh for not providing spare parts of a car to a customer.

Inmates, NCC undertake clean-up exercise

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Inmates of Mehar Chand Mahajan Boys Hostel No.1 and the NCC Boys Wing, Panjab University, organised a cleanliness drive at the hostel on Saturday.

Snatchers flee with man’s wallet

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

Chandigarh: A city resident lost his wallet containing Rs 400 and some documents to three auto-borne snatchers.

One booked for Rs 7.5 lakh fraud

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

Patiala: The police have booked a man for duping a family of Rs 7.50 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Cool Amandeep wins 3rd title on WPG Tour

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amandeep Drall maintained her composure in the closing stages of the final round of the 11th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour to clinch back-to-back victories on the Tour.

Badminton meet from Aug 30

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Badminton Association will organise the four-day State Badminton Championship at the Sector 43 Sports Complex here from August 30.

GMSSS-20 girls set up title clash with GMHS-20PRE- SUBROTO FOOTBALL CUP

GMSSS-20 girls set up title clash with GMHS-20

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 22, beat Government Senior Secondary School, Khuda Lahora, by a solitary goal to enter the Pre- Subroto U-17 Football Cup final

Ajay goes down fighting

Ajay goes down fighting

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH:India’s Ajay Singh went down fighting to Oliver Stocks in the ongoing VX-2 (Rock-It-Ball) World Championships at the Sector 43 Sports Complex here on Saturday.

JP Atray cricket tourney postponed

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH:The 24th All India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament, which was scheduled to be played here from September 15, has been postponed due to the change in the BCCI’s domestic schedule.

Anjali humbles Japleen in boxing opener

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anjali Gharti of Guru Nanak Khalsa School, Sector 30, humbled SD Club’s Japleen Kaur in the opening bout of the 48-50kg category at the 14th Sub-Junior Elite Women Boxing State Championship, which kicked off at SD Public School, Sector 32, here, on Saturday.

Harleen, Radhika clinch titles

Harleen, Radhika clinch titles

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH:Harleen Kaur registered a 5-3 4-0 win over Riya Kaushik to win the girls’ U-16 title on the concluding day of the Roots-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship in Zirakpur on Saturday.

Kamalpreet sets new meet record

Kamalpreet sets new meet record

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

PATIALA:Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has smashed the six-year-old meet record in the 84th All India Railways Athletics Championship held at the PAC Stadium in Lucknow from August 17-19.

Minister opens 2-day workshop

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

PATIALA:Punjab Minister of Technical Educational and Industrial Training Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday inaugurated a two-day workshop aimed at raising the bar of industrial training institutes at Punjabi University.

INTER-SCHOOL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP

Change in venue raises questions

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH:Despite having a dedicated indoor rink in Sector 10 at its disposal, the UT Education Department is planning to shift the venue of the inter-school skating championship to a private school in Sector 7, drawing sharp reactions from the parents of some of the intending participants.

2 nabbed with boxes of country-made liquor

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

PATIALA:The police have nabbed two youths in possession of 195 boxes of country-made liquor in Rajpura.

Trader sentenced to 18-month jail in cheque-bounce case

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded 18-month jail to Sat Narayan, proprietor of Delhi Trading Company, in a cheque-bounce case.

UPROAR OVER ID PROOF

BSNL to launch SIMs without Aadhaar

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Less than a fortnight after a news-report carried in these columns stated that the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was insisting on Aadhaar number and biometric verification for free SIM cards with a family plan, the telecom claimed that new software was being developed for providing the scheme without Aadhaar.

Married woman commits suicide

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

MOHALI: A 29-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Shahimajra village here.

P’kula MC holds ragpickers’ meet

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula Municipal Corporation held a gathering of ragpickers on Saturday.

Residents inconvenienced as cops fail to update contact details

Residents inconvenienced as cops fail to update contact details

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

DERA BASSI: Contact numbers mentioned on display boards outside the Dera Bassi police station and the police post, Mubarikpur, have not been updated for long due to which residents are finding it difficult to contact police officials, when required.

Airtel fined twice for deficiency in service

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The consumer forum here penalised Bharti Airtel in two separate cases for deficiency in service and causing harassment.

Workshop at MCM DAV

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Food Science at the MCM DAV College for Women organised a series of workshops, under the project titled ‘Fun With Science @ Foldscope’.

Rotary Club distributes saplings

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

KHARAR: The Rotary Club, Kharar, distributed free plants among people to mark the Independence Day celebrations.

Civic issues galore at Sec 15 market as MC looks the other way

Civic issues galore at Sec 15 market as MC looks the other way

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Traders and visitors at the Sector 15 market in the city are grappling with numerous problems.

Online payment of property tax yet to commence in city

Online payment of property tax yet to commence in city

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has failed to start the online payment of property tax under the Smart City project.

VIOLATION OF MINING RULES

No action taken against offenders: RTI activist

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

ROPAR: A Ropar-based lawyer and RTI activist Dinesh Chadha has alleged that senior officials of the Punjab Mining Department as well as the district police failed to act against the mining mafia.

Encroachments cause traffic chaos on old Morinda road in Kharar

Encroachments cause traffic chaos on old Morinda road in Kharar

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

KHARAR: If traffic woes on the stretch from Sunny Enclave to the bus stand in Kharar were not enough, encroachments on both sides of the old Morinda road in Kharar have further added to commuters’ plight.

Decoding pangs of Partition, Manto wayART & CULTURE

Decoding pangs of Partition, Manto way

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Manchan Arts staged a poignant Punjabi play, “Rishteyan Da Ki Rakhiye Naam”, on the Partition to perfection during the Yatra 1947 Drama Festival, organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi at the Randhawa auditorium here today.

Court staff sensitised to sexual harassment law

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

MOHALI: Under the instructions of the Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a sensitisation programme on sexual harassment at workplace was held for staff members of the Mohali District Courts here on Saturday.

MACT awards Rs 20L relief to OT technician’s family

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the family of an operation theatre (OT) technician, who was killed in a road accident.

Daria man found murdered

Daria man found murdered

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: A labourer from Daria village was allegedly found murdered near a railway track in Daria on Saturday.

At TEDx, speakers delve into philosophy of life

At TEDx, speakers delve into philosophy of life

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The fourth edition of the TEDx GGDSD College, sponsored by The Tribune, was held at the college in Sector 32 here on Saturday.

Nurses can help prevent non-communicable diseases, say experts

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: A two-day course for nurses on the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) concluded at the PGI here on Friday.

SCHOOL NOTES

The Sky World

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

Panchkula: The Sky World School, Panchkula, celebrated Independence Day.

VC finds cleanliness lacking at PU hostels

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking all by surprise, Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Professor Raj Kumar raided hostels on the campus on Saturday.

Yograj-Amrinder group wants 7th pay panel recommendations implementedPUTA ELECTIONS

Yograj-Amrinder group wants 7th pay panel recommendations implemented

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Yograj-Amrinder group, which is contesting the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) elections, declared in its manifesto that they will implement 27 promises, including setting up online complaints mechanism and appointment of new facility, here on Saturday.

UT to check pollution papers Delhi way

UT to check pollution papers Delhi way

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: To keep a check on vehicles plying in the city without pollution certificate, the UT Transport Department will start online collection of details of certificates issued by pollution checking centres in the city.

Traffic chaos on Landran T-point riles commuters

Traffic chaos on Landran T-point riles commuters

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

MOHALI: With the authorities concerned having failed to provide any solution so far, commuters continue to suffer following heavy traffic congestions every now and then at the Landran T-point here.

Hisar youth dies, drug overdose suspected

Hisar youth dies, drug overdose suspected

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

MOHALI: A 23-year-old youth died due to suspected drug overdose on Friday night.

Uprooted tree replanted

Uprooted tree replanted

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

Chandigarh: About two-decade-old mulberry tree in Sector 33, which had got uprooted during the heavy rain on Friday, got a new lease of life on Saturday.

CBI refuses to take up probeBMW HIT-&-RUN

CBI refuses to take up probe

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than a year after former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh’s relative Akansh Sen was crushed to death under the wheels of a BMW car in Sector 9, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has refused to take up the probe.

Seerat caught smuggling drugs into Ropar jail

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

ROPAR: An undertrial in a murder case, identified as Seerat Kaur of Mohali, was caught smuggling some tablets and opium into the district jail here on Friday.

Water supply hit in Panchkula

Water supply hit in Panchkula

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

PANCHKULA: A day after facing problems due to flooding of roads following heavy rain, Sector 19 residents here were deprived of drinking water supply for two hours.

Warehouses lack safety measures

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Two major fire incidents in December last year and the one at a medicine godown on Saturday exposed the poor safety measures adopted at godowns in Zirakpur.

Fire breaks out at Zirakpur godown

Fire breaks out at Zirakpur godown

19 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Medicines and other goods worth crores were destroyed in a major fire that broke out in a godown of a pharmaceutical company near Bhabat village here on Saturday morning.

BRIEFLY

201 units of blood collected

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

WB:Chandigarh: The Canara Bank Officers’ Organisation, Chandigarh, organised its 44th Blood Donation Camp at Shri Satyanarayan Mandir & Dharamshala, Sector 22-C, here, on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day.

Shami off to a winning startVX-2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Shami off to a winning start

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH:India’s Shami defeated Osman of Hong Kong 43-29 in the opening match of the senior category in the VX-2 (Rock-It-Ball) World Championship, which started at the squash courts of the Sector 43 Sports Complex, here, on Friday.

Riya sets up title clash with Harleen

Riya sets up title clash with Harleen

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH:Third seed Riya Kaushik registered a 4-2 5-4(2) win over Jyotsana to reach the girls’ U-16 final in the ongoing Roots-AITA National Ranking Championship in Zirakpur on Friday.

City boys lift FC Mittal Trophy

City boys lift FC Mittal Trophy

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH:An all-round effort helped Chandigarh beat hosts Amritsar by 42 runs in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship final at the Gandhi Grounds on Friday and lift the FC Mittal Trophy.

Man booked for unnatural sex with 17-yr-old

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

PATIALA:The local police have booked a 32-year-old man on a charge of having unnatural sex with 17-year-old.

3 booked on sexual harassment charge

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

PATIALA:The local police booked three persons on a charge of sexual harassment here on Friday.

Consumer forum employees work from dilapidated building

Consumer forum employees work from dilapidated building

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

PATIALA:Employees of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum are working from a dilapidated building here.

Spurt in diarrhoea cases keeps officials on toes

Spurt in diarrhoea cases keeps officials on toes

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

PATIALA:With the steep rise in the number of diarrhoea cases, the Health Department is on its toes to control the disease from spreading.

Health Dept’s role under scanner

Health Dept’s role under scanner

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

PATIALA:The district Health Department’s role in the home town of the state Health Minister is under the scanner as initially it reportedly gave a clean chit to “spurious” products being prepared at a factory near Devigarh and later, it declared these “unfit” for human consumption after the police conducted a raid on the factory premises on Thursday.

Four youths arrested for creating ruckus

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

MOHALI: The police have arrested four youths for creating ruckus and misbehaving with a policeman on the Airport road on Thursday night.

Blocked storm water drainsHAVE YOUR SAY

Blocked storm water drains

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

The Panchkula Municipal Corporation has failed to clean storm water drains. One such blocked drain can be spotted in Sector 8.

Youth ends his life on rly track

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

DERA BASSI: A youth allegedly committed suicide by placing his head on a railway track here on Friday afternoon.

SAMJHAUTA BLASTS CASE

NIA seeks four more months to produce 13 Pakistan witnesses

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

Panchkula: Even after more than a year, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday sought more time to produce 13 Pakistan nationals as witnesses in the Samjhauta blasts case.

Dera Bassi resident booked for stalking

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

DERA BASSI: The police have booked a youth for allegedly stalking a girl.

Fish found dead in pond

Fish found dead in pond

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

DERA BASSI: A large number of dead fish were found floating in a water body at Mubarikpur village here on Friday morning.

Mushrooming of slums in Dhakoli worries residents

Mushrooming of slums in Dhakoli worries residents

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Residents of Solitaire Divine, a housing society at Dhakoli, and other nearby societies have voiced their displeasure over illegal mushrooming of slums on a vacant land in their area for the past several years.

CATTLE MENACE

Panchkula advocate moves court

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

PANCHKULA: Terming the cattle menace a nuisance, a Panchkula advocate, Pankaj Chandgothia, filed an application in this regard before a local court, which issued notices to the Haryana Chief Secretary, Panchkula Deputy Commissioner, Mayor and Municipal Commissioner on Friday.

Thieves strike twice in city

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Thieves decamped with cash and valuables from two houses in the city on the intervening night of August 15 and 16.

Three hurt as auto overturns near Maloya

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three persons travelling in an auto-rickshaw, including the driver, were injured as the vehicle overturned in the driver’s bid to save a stray dog near Maloya on Friday morning.

Graft accused sent to 3-day police remand

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: A middleman, Ashok Goyal, who was arrested by the CBI on Thursday for allegedly accepting Rs 5-lakh bribe on behalf of the IGP, Ferozepur range, was produced in the special CBI court here, which sent him to three-day police remand.

Bail for accused in teacher thrashing case

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The mother of a student and her three relatives, who were arrested for allegedly thrashing a teacher of Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 45 last week, were granted bail by a local court on Friday.

Traders pay tributes to ex-PM Vajpayee

Traders pay tributes to ex-PM Vajpayee

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM), along with Grain Market Association, Sector 26, organised a meeting to pay homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Satsang Bhawan in Sector 26 here on Friday.

SCHOOL NOTES

Shri Jainendra Gurukul

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

Panchkula: The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal at Atam Auditorium of Shri Jainendra Gurukul.

175 participate in ISRS competition

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), Chandigarh chapter, organised a drawing competition for school students to celebrate National Remote Sensing Day here on Friday.

IIT-Ropar finds way to minimise burns during breast cancer treatment

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

ROPAR: A study conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has found that simultaneous application of forced convective surface cooling along with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) could play a vital role in addressing the common complication of skin burns during breast cancer treatment .

Prinde hun jaan kithey highlights Partition

Prinde hun jaan kithey highlights Partition

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The poignant pangs of the Partition came alive during the staging of Punjabi play Prinde hun jaan kithey by Adakar Manch Mohali on the day two of the ongoing ‘Yatra-1947’ Rangmanch Utsav, organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi at Randhawa Auditorium here on Friday.

NSUI to go it alone in PU poll, says Gaud

NSUI to go it alone in PU poll, says Gaud

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Students Union of India (NSUI) is a students’ wing of the Congress.

Zoo worker caught masturbating

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A woman resident of Zirakpur has lodged a complaint against a worker of the Chhatbir zoo for allegedly masturbating while staring at her and her friends.

AC stolen from ATM booth

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

chandigarh: A split AC was stolen from a PNB ATM in Sector 39.

Motorcyclist crushed to death under truck

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: A motorcyclist was crushed to death under the wheels of a truck near Daria, Industrial Area, on Friday morning.

Under a debt of Rs 12 lakh, farmer commits suicide

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

MOHALI: A 55-year-old farmer living in Jagatpura village here allegedly committed suicide by taking poison.

Crime branch sleuths nab 44, crack 58 snatchings this year

Crime branch sleuths nab 44, crack 58 snatchings this year

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The crime branch of the UT police alone has arrested 44 snatchers and worked out 58 cases of snatching this year.

Now, bypass traffic jams at Kurali

Now, bypass traffic jams at Kurali

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

ROPAR: After a long wait, the 7.2-km Kurali bypass has finally been thrown open to the public. With its opening, not only commuters going towards Jalandhar and Manali or Dharamsala from the Chandigarh side can avoid frequent traffic jams on the Kurali railway overbridge, even the locals are relieved of the traffic congestion near the bus stand in the town.

3 get two-year jail for snatching

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded two-year jail to three persons in a snatching case.

Patients suffer as OPDs, OTs stay closed at GMCH & GMSH

Patients suffer as OPDs, OTs stay closed at GMCH & GMSH

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the absence of any information about holiday at hospitals, number of patients, who visited OPDs at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, and Government Multi Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, remained a hassled lot on Friday.

A must: Submit building plan online from Oct 1

A must: Submit building plan online from Oct 1

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Administration has decided to make online submission of building plans mandatory from October 1 this year.

Zirakpur roads clogged, traffic affected

Zirakpur roads clogged, traffic affected

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Vehicular traffic was thrown out of gear after rain lashed the town for nearly an hour on Friday morning.

Police mull Telangana model  to check traffic offenders

Police mull Telangana model to check traffic offenders

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: To check traffic-related violations, the Chandigarh Traffic Police are planning to introduce penalty points on the pattern of Telangana.

Commuters at the receiving end in city too

Commuters at the receiving end in city too

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Heavy rain led to waterlogging and virtually brought the city to a standstill with traffic snarls witnessed across the city.

Rain spells misery in P’kula Sec 19

Rain spells misery in P’kula Sec 19

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

PANCHKULA: An hour-and-a-half rainfall in Panchkula left roads waterlogged. The worst-affected area was once again Sector 19. Some roads were under 3 ft of water. The sewerage also started overflowing.

City police nab two  notorious snatchers

City police nab two notorious snatchers

18 Aug 2018 | 2:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the arrest of two notorious snatchers, both proclaimed offenders, the crime branch of the Chandigarh Police claims to have solved five cases of snatching and seven cases of vehicle theft.

Heavy rain in Chandigarh gives relief from sultry weather

Heavy rain in Chandigarh gives relief from sultry weather

17 Aug 2018 | 11:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Heavy rain lashed Chandigarh and its surrounding areas on Friday, providing relief to the people from sultry weather conditions.

Who is responsible?

Who is responsible?

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

A photograph of an electricity pole was taken at 6 pm in Sector 30-B, Chandigarh.

CRIME BRIEFS

2 held riding bike with fake number

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: Two persons have been arrested by the police while riding a motorcycle with fake registration number.

NCC Navy wing bags best marching award

NCC Navy wing bags best marching award

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The No. 1 Chandigarh Naval NCC Unit bagged a prize for the best NCC marching contingent in this year’s Independence Day parade.

Rs 2.5 lakh, gold stolen at wedding

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A purse containing Rs 2.5 lakh, gold jewellery and other valuables was stolen from a wedding function at Hotel Park Inn in Sector 35 on August 15.

BRIEFLY

20 Punjab cops in Asiad

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: At least 20 personnel, including officers, of the Punjab Police will represent India in the upcoming Asian Games at Jakarta.

I am yesterday’s man looking for next champion: Bindra

I am yesterday’s man looking for next champion: Bindra

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

VIJAYANAGAR:Labelling himself as ‘yesterday’s man’, Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra on Wednesday said the country should focus on finding the next champion instead of talking about his feat.

City set to host VX-2 World C’ship

City set to host VX-2 World C’ship

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh will host its maiden VX-2 (Rock-It-Ball) World Championship at the Sector 43 Sports Complex from Friday.

Nishank downs Dhruv, Dhairya beats Lakshya

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Nishank Thakur registered a 4-0 5-4(4) win over Dhruv Aggarwal to enter the boys’ U-16 semifinals in the ongoing Roots-AITA Talent Series National Ranking Championship in Zirakpur on Thursday.

Prinkle crashes, Rishabh eases into quartersMCC JUNIOR NATIONAL CLAY COURT C’SHIP

Prinkle crashes, Rishabh eases into quarters

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Prinkle Singh bowed to Maharashtra’s Sharanya Garware in straight sets to make an early exit, even as third seed Rishab Sharda of Chandigarh got the better of Tamil Nadu’s VM Sandeep to enter the boys’ quarterfinals in the ongoing MCC Junior (U-18) National Clay Court Championship in Chennai on Thursday.

Manan guides Chandigarh into finalFC MITTAL TROPHY

Manan guides Chandigarh into final

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Manan Vohra cracked a strokeful century to help Chandigarh beat hosts Ludhiana by five wickets in their last league match of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship for FC Mittal Trophy and set up the title clash with Amritsar.

SNIPPETS

Holiday in UT today

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

The Chandigarh Administration has declared a holiday in all government offices, boards, corporations and educational institutions, and also within the meaning of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, in the UT on August 17 as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

151 units of blood donated

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: As many as 151 units were donated during a blood donation camp organised by Canara Bank Officers’ Association in collaboration with PGI in Sector 34 on Thursday.

Board with ex-mayor’s name smeared in P’kula

Board with ex-mayor’s name smeared in P’kula

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: Amid the demand of removal of boards of former councillors and mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia, an unkonwn person has poured black ink over Walia’s boards in Sector 21, Panchkula.

Now, keep your phones on ‘silent mode’ in District Courts

Now, keep your phones on ‘silent mode’ in District Courts

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Till now, various posters were pasted outside the district courts complex and the court rooms barred mobile phones inside court rooms.

Man arrested for updating posts of slain gangster

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) made an arrest of a person who had been updating posts of Punjab’s slain gangster Sukha Kahlwan on a social network site, while staying abroad.

Play portrays pangs of Partition

Play portrays pangs of Partition

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The five-day long Punjabi theatre festival ‘Yatra-1947 Rangmanch Utsav’ organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi under the aegis of the Punjab Arts Council opened at Randhawa auditorium here on Thursday.

Head cashier, SDO booked for Rs 55L fraud with PSPCL

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

NABHA:The Kotwali police have booked three persons, including Karnail Singh and Ashok Kumar, head cashier and SDO, respectively, for defrauding the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) of Rs 55 lakh.

Spurious milk seized from factory, owner held

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:The district police on Thursday claimed to have unearthed a “spurious milk” manufacturing factory at a border village, Mehon, near Devigarh.

15-YEAR-OLD GIRL’S DEATH IN ZIRAKPUR

2 booked for murder, at large

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Five days after the city police recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl near Singla Resort, Zirakpur, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances, the police have booked two unidentified persons under Sections 302, 201 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code here on Thursday.

Traffic lights at Zirakpur fail to serve the purpose

Traffic lights at Zirakpur fail to serve the purpose

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The idea of installing traffic lights on the National Highway, near McDonald’s, Zirakpur, and Singhpura-Nagla intersection defeats the purpose of their installation.

Darpan City residents want garbage dump shifted

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

KHARAR: Residents of Kharar were soaked in the Independence Day celebrations, but people residing near Darpan City gathered and expressed their resentment against the administration’s lackadaisical attitude when it comes to maintaining cleanliness in the town.

62 old trees pose threat to residents, finds survey

62 old trees pose threat to residents, finds survey

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) has identified 62 tress, which are dangerous and may pose threat to residents.

Badnore mourns passing away of former PM Vajpayee

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, VP Singh Badnore, expressed his heartfelt condolences over the demise of former Prime Minister and veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with honours

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with honours

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon was cremated with full state honours at the Sector 25 crematorium in Chandigarh on Thursday afternoon.

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with honours

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with honours

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon was cremated with full state honours at the Sector 25 crematorium in Chandigarh on Thursday afternoon.

City to have 3 more multi-level parkings

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Davesh Moudgil has announced that the Municipal Corporation would construct three more multi-level parking in Sector 34, 22 and 17.

BRIFFLY

TEDx event at GGDSD College

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

GGDSG College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, will organise TEDx event on August 18.

Poll preparations pick pace at PU

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Every year campaigning picks up at the PU with declaration of party panels at the Students Centre where a number of leaders are handed over similar designations like president, party president, campus president and chairman.

PPSO offers support to SOI

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Students Organisation of India (SOI), a students’ wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), got a shot in the arm as the Pal Pehalwan Students Organisation (PPSO) offered unconditional support to the party.

Be good human beings, Atray tells students

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vivek Atray, former IAS officer and a motivational speaker, stressed on the need of importance of creativity, effective communication, calmness, integrity, gratitude, empathy and emotional intelligence in a student’s life.

VC unfurls Tricolour

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, unfurled the national flag at the parade ground on the varsity campus on the occasion of the Independence Day.

700 saplings planted on I-Day

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

ROPAR: IIT Ropar celebrated the 72nd Independence Day by planting 700 saplings at the upcoming permanent campus.

Process to fill PGI posts under way, says Director

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The process for approval to fill 261 assistant professors, senior residents, 287 junior residents, 82 doctorate of medicine, and 131 technical staff posts is under way.

Congress celebrates I-Day

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city Congress celebrated the 72nd Independence Day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan at Sector 35, labour chowks in Sector 40 and 44 and Mauli Jagran.

City celebrates I-Day with fervour

City celebrates I-Day with fervour

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at the Yadavindra Public School (YPS) stadium in the city with enthusiasm on Wednesday.

I-Day celebrations at CAT office

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Member-cum-Head of Department of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh bench, Sanjeev Kaushik unfurled the National Flag to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day at Sector 17 here on Wednesday.

MLA Balbir Sidhu fetes 50 in Ropar

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

ROPAR: Punjab Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries and Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu unfurled the Tricolour during a function organised at Nehru Stadium here to mark Independence Day on Wednesday.

Grover unfurls Tricolour in P’kula

Grover unfurls Tricolour in P’kula

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: State Cooperation Minister Manish Grover unfurled the National Flag at the Independence Day function here on Wednesday.

Biometric attendance system in Punjab hospitals soon: Minister

Biometric attendance system in Punjab hospitals soon: Minister

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: To ensure punctuality of medical staff, hospitals run by the state government would soon have biometric attendance system, announced Health, Family Welfare and Medical Education Minister Brahm Mohindra during his public address at the district-level Independence Day function at Government College in Phase 6 here on Wednesday.

Tricity wears colours of freedom on its sleeve

Tricity wears colours of freedom on its sleeve

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore announced a new housing scheme for residents of the city in his address during the Independence Day function at the Parade Ground in Sector 17 here on Wednesday.

2 thrash man, held

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: Two persons, including a juvenile, have been arrested for thrashing a Sector 49 resident.

Medical board to decide on abortion plea

Medical board to decide on abortion plea

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has directed the GMCH, Sector 32, to form a medical board in the abortion plea filed by the mother of a 15-year-old rape victim.

High Court orders fresh stray dog census

High Court orders fresh stray dog census

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered a fresh census to determine the population of stray dogs in each sector.

Cyber sleuths nab 5 more fraudstersCARD CLONING

Cyber sleuths nab 5 more fraudsters

17 Aug 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Punjab state cyber crime cell claim to have busted a gang behind the recent card cloning cases here by arresting five more accused.

Chandigarh Administration announces holiday on Friday as mark of respect to Vajpayee

Chandigarh Administration announces holiday on Friday as mark of respect to Vajpayee

16 Aug 2018 | 10:26 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Administration on Thursday declared all offices, boards, corporations and educational institutions of the Union Territory would be closed on August 17 as a mark of respect to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former prime minister, who died today.

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with full state honours

Balramji Dass Tandon cremated with full state honours

16 Aug 2018 | 3:36 PM

CHANDIGARH: The mortal remains of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon were consigned to the flames with full state honours in Chandigarh on Thursday.

UT Administrator Badnore announces new housing scheme for Chandigarh

UT Administrator Badnore announces new housing scheme for Chandigarh

15 Aug 2018 | 1:14 PM

CHANDIGARH: A new housing scheme for the residents of the city has been announced by Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore at a function organised to celebrate Independence Day here.

Wild growth yet to be removed

Wild growth yet to be removed

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

There is a huge wild growth in the undeveloped/uninhabited area next to the Garden of Springs in Sector 53.

NSS volunteers take out rally against drugs

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Patiala: NSS volunteers of the Government Bikram College of Commerce carried out a rally flagged-off by principal of the college, Dr Harminder Kaur, on Tuesday.

Students celebrate I-Day at YPS

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Patiala: The Yadavindra Public School (YPS) celebrated 72nd Independence day on Tuesday.

Mohali admn to award 29 persons

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Mohali: A total of 29 persons, including 22 government officials and five sportspersons, will get commendation certificates.

Strawberry boys beat Stepping Stones 3-1

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Divij Singh scored a brace as Strawberry Fields School, Sector 26, registered a 3-1 win over Stepping Stones School in the boys’ U-17 Pre-Subroto Cup here today.

Tvesa starts favouriteWOMEN’S PRO GOLF TOUR

Tvesa starts favourite

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Tvesa Malik will look to consolidate her position atop the Order of Merit when she tees-off in the 11th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Jagtar enters pre-quarters, Naresh exits

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana’s Jagtar Arora eased into the boys’ U-18 pre-quarterfinals in the MCC Junior National Clay Court Championship, even as Naresh Badgujar succumbed to Maharashtra’s Atharva Sharma in the second round in Chennai on Tuesday.

Top seeds have it easy

Top seeds have it easy

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Nishank Thakur downed Raidular Singh 4-2 4-0 to ease into the boys’ U-16 second round in the ongoing Roots-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) National Ranking Championship at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur on Tuesday.

BRIFFLY

Man found dead

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

KHARAR: A man was found dead in a paddy field near a railway track on Randhawa Road, Kharar, on Tuesday.

Minister opens school building

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: “There is need of hour that the new generation should be given the education based on morality and ethics,” said Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, here on Tuesday.

FIRING AT SINGER

Mohali cops bring Gugni on production warrant

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have brought notorious criminal Dharminder Singh Gugni on production warrant in case of firing at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma, here.

VC completes one year, action in probe cases still pending

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor (VC) BS Ghuman has completed his one year as VC in the university.

Health Dept collects samples from Focal Point, Devigarh

Health Dept collects samples from Focal Point, Devigarh

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

PATIALA:A team of officials from the Department of Dairy Development and District Health Officer collected samples of food, including milk and milk products in the district.

City under tight security for I-Day celebrations

City under tight security for I-Day celebrations

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Police have increased the security at all vital points in and around the city, in addition to stringent checks during night hours, ahead of the Independence Day function, to be held at the YPS Stadium.

Blood bank centre collected 3,581 units in 2017-18

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Rotary and Blood Bank Resource Centre (RBBSRC), Chandigarh, had held 56 blood donation camps in 2017-18 in Punjab, collecting 3,581 units of blood.

Two women held for duping man of Rs 30,000

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

NABHA:The Bhadson police have arrested two women for duping a man, Jagdeep Singh (35), a Khanna resident of Rs 30,000 after befriending him on August 11.

City NCC cadets bag 14 prizes at national camp

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cadets from the Chandigarh NCC air squadron have bagged 14 medals in various competitions at a national integration camp (NIC) organised by the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana NCC Directorate at the State Police Academy in Telangana this month.

Wisdom with laughter

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Well-known poets regaled the audience at a Hasya Kavi Sammelan, organised by the State Bank of India Officers'' Association (SBIOA), on the eve of the Independence Day at the SBI auditorium here today.

Non-functional street lights trouble Zirakpur residents

Non-functional street lights trouble Zirakpur residents

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Safety on the Chandigarh-Ambala stretch near the Zirakpur flyover has become a major concern as most of the street lights are either shut or remain defunct causing problems for motorists and residents for the past few days, leaving the entire stretch in the dark.

Man booked for outraging 28-yr-old tenant’s modesty

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have booked a person on the charge of outraging the modesty of a woman, who was staying as a tenant in his house at Adarsh Colony in Balongi here.

PGI employee held with pistol, live cartridges

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Police have arrested a Class IV employee of the PGI while possessing a country made pistol and five live cartridges.

Woman booked for obstructing official

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police booked Kricpy Khera and others for obstructing an income tax officer from discharging her duty during the hearing of a case against Kricpy’s husband Devinder Singh Gill.

Girl alleges rape, youth arrested

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi police on Tuesday arrested a youth for allegedly raping a 18-year-old girl.

Father held for molestation

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MORINDA: A drive to make children aware of bad touch by the district police have landed a father in the police net.

Mobile phone snatched

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Chandigarh:Three unidentified miscreants snatched a mobile phone from a resident of Mani Majra here on Monday.

Theft at cloth shop in Mani Majra

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Thieves decamped with material and cash from a cloth shop in Mani Majra here on Monday.

Wife, paramour charged with 38-yr-old’s murder

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has framed murder charges against a woman, along with her paramour and his friend, for the death of her husband.

CAT stays display of promotees’ list on plea of UT sub-inspectors

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh bench, on Tuesday ordered a stay on displaying a list of candidates for promotion of sub-inspectors to the rank of inspector in the Chandigarh Police till September 14.

GMCH tender for DEXA machine raises eyebrows

GMCH tender for DEXA machine raises eyebrows

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, floated a tender to buy a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan machine, the specifications of which were suitable only to the firm that had earlier supplied a similar machine to the hospital, which had turned defunct in about three years of its installation.

Snag halts property registration in UT

Snag halts property registration in UT

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A snag developed in the online appointment system has badly affected the work at the office of the Sub-Registrar in Sector 17 here.

NSUI for evaluation of teachers

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) election.

Teachers don black clothes against increased school timings

Teachers don black clothes against increased school timings

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Teachers at government schools in Chandigarh on Tuesday wore black clothes to protest against the increase in school timings by 40 minutes.

PU to analyse remains of soldiers killed in 1857 revolt

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) has entered a research agreement with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Genrmany, to analyse the archaeological remains of soldiers, who mutinied against the British Government.

Outstanding Devotion medal for SHO

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Mohali: Inspector Harsimran Singh Ball, who has been posted as the Station House Officer at Chandigarh International Airport, Mohali, has been conferred with Chief Minister Medal for Outstanding Devotion to Duty.

Panchkula to honour 58

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panchkula administration will honour 58 persons on the occasion of Independence Day on Wednesday.

Mohali SSP gets Police Medal for Gallantry

Mohali SSP gets Police Medal for Gallantry

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal has been conferred the Police Medal for Gallantry this year.

PGI employee shoots himself

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 26-year-old PGI employee reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a country-made pistol at his house in Dadu Majra Colony on the intervening night of August 13 and 14.

SC sets aside HC ruling in eviction case

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Supreme Court has set aside a judgment in an eviction case after holding that the Punjab and Haryana High Court merely cited the mantra that the landlord was the best person to decide about his need.

Rape survivor’s mother moves abortion plea

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The mother of a 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a juvenile and found six months pregnant, has moved an abortion plea in the court.

NDRF finds body of boy washed away in Saketri

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Tuesday found the body of a 15-year-old boy who was washed away on Monday in a rivulet at Saketri.

Cyber sleuths detain accused in Lucknow

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab state cyber crime cell has reportedly rounded up an accused in the card cloning fraud.

CARD CLONING

Sec 52 man loses Rs11K

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A sum of Rs 11,000 was fraudulently withdrawn from the account of a Sector 52 resident.

City mourns death of Balramji Dass Tandon

City mourns death of Balramji Dass Tandon

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore and several leaders of political parties have expressed grief over the demise of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

CM pulls up Food Commissioner over cancellation of 2.93 lakh ration cards

21 Aug 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken strong exception to the decision of the Food Commissioner Mohanjeet Singh to go ahead with the cancellation of around 2.93 lakh ration cards despite the minister’s strong objections.

Oppn leaders pay rich tributes to 'secular' Vajpayee

Oppn leaders pay rich tributes to 'secular' Vajpayee

21 Aug 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI: Top leaders of all political parties paid rich tributes to late Atal Bihari Vajpayee at a "sarvajanik sarvdaliya pratharna sabha" —a prayer meeting — organised by the BJP in memory of the former Prime Minister who passed away on August 16 after a prolonged illness.

Durgesh Pathak to manage Goa, K’taka, Maha for AAP

21 Aug 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI: The political affairs committee (PAC) of the Aam Aadami Party (AAP) has appointed Durgesh Pathak as the in-charge of party affairs for Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Youth held for raping minor

21 Aug 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old boy was arrested today for raping a minor girl and then uploaded her objectionable pictures on social media in the Narela area, said a police official.

Bedi launches vision screening drive for poor students

21 Aug 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricket skipper Bishan Singh Bedi today launched a vision screening campaign for underprivileged children in Delhi.

Bodies of old woman, son found in flat

20 Aug 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police has recovered two bodies from a flat at Dilshad Garden. The bodies are of a mother aged 51-year-old and son, Ravi Malhotra (20), said police.

Three held for auto thefts

20 Aug 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Two auto thieves and a scrap dealer have been arrested from Dwarka.

Bizman looted at gunpoint

20 Aug 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Hazi Jameel Qureshi, a businessman dealing in wholesale of fruits was looted at gunpoint by robbers yesterday in Azadpur Sabzi Mandi, said a police official today.

Illegal online drugs pharmacy busted, 4 held

20 Aug 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:An illegal internet pharmacy, allegedly shipping drugs to overseas locations like the US and Canada, based in Delhi has been busted by the NCB with the apprehension of four people and seizure of over 41,000 psychotropic tablet strips, a senior official today said.

Socio-economic survey soon

20 Aug 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government is mulling conducting its biggest socio-economic survey to assess the future needs of the city’s residents for better planning and framing of policies.

Childhood friends turned snatchers nabbed

20 Aug 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police has arrested duo ‘Jai-Veeru’ snatchers.

Man dies of gunshot injury

20 Aug 2018 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Suresh (30), a resident of Samta Vihar, today died after he sustained a gunshot injury in Bhalswa Dairy, a police official said.

Crime Branch officer injured in encounter

19 Aug 2018 | 1:10 AM

NEW DELHI: Shahzad, an Uttar Pradesh gangster, with Rs 50,000 bounty was chased, but, in the cross firing, the head of the Crime Branch UP Police, Jayveer Singh, got injured at Timarpur here and was admitted to Vaishali Max Hospital.

Extortionist threatening victim, family, held

19 Aug 2018 | 1:10 AM

NEW DELHI: An extortionist, who was threatening the victim and her family, has been arrested. The accused Rana demanded extortion money of Rs 50,000 from the victim and threatened to kill her children if she fails to pay him.

Nigerian, Indian girlfriend held for duping on pretext of providing jobs abroad

19 Aug 2018 | 1:10 AM

NEW DELHI: Based on a Dwarka resident’s complaint, Imasaun Henry Omorogby, a Nigerian national, and Sheela Dey, his Indian girlfriend, have been arrested for allegedly duping people on the pretext of providing them jobs abroad.

Gang who looted, fled to Bangladesh, held

19 Aug 2018 | 1:10 AM

NEW DELHI: Gang of active robbers (Nizam and Rokha) has been busted with the arrest of all the gang members with recovery of jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh, three loaded pistols along with three live cartridges and house breaking equipment, said police.

DPMC chief lodges FIR, calls for immediate, strong actionINMATES SEXUALLY ABUSED AT SHELTER HOMES

DPMC chief lodges FIR, calls for immediate, strong action

19 Aug 2018 | 1:10 AM

NEW DELHI: Making shocking revelations against Mahila Dakshata Samiti’s Snehalaya of “outsiders” allegedly sexually abusing the inmates, Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress (DPMC) president Sharmistha Mukherjee today lodged a complaint at the Anand Vihar Police Station and sought immediate and strong action after registration of an FIR.

AAP MLAs, MPs, ministers to donate one-month salaryKERALA FLOOD RELIEF

AAP MLAs, MPs, ministers to donate one-month salary

19 Aug 2018 | 1:10 AM

NEW DELHI: All AAP MPs, MLAs and Ministers will donate one-month salary for the relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala. In a tweet, Delhi Chief Minister (CM) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal today said, "All AAP MLAs, MPs and ministers are donating one month salary for Kerala."

Water storage in 91 reservoirs 4% higher

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on August 16 was 84.743 BCM, 4% higher than the previous week, according to a statement issued by the government.

HC reserves verdict on Suhaib Ilyasi's appeal

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court today reserved its verdict on former TV anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi's appeal against his conviction and life imprisonment for killing his first wife, Anju, 18 years ago.

Italian held with satellite phone at IGI Airport

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:An Italian man was apprehended by the CISF at the IGI Airport here today for allegedly carrying an unauthorised satellite phone, a senior official said.

DSGMC performs ‘ardaas’ for departed soul of Vajpayee

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The DSGMC today performed “ardaas” for departed soul of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was consigned to flames at Smriti Sathal today.

‘Pollution can be tackled by cooperation from neighbours’

‘Pollution can be tackled by cooperation from neighbours’

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today asserted that the pollution in the national capital is not a local issue and needs combined efforts and cooperation from the neighbouring states in tackling it.

HC asks for timeline from govt to comply with PDS order

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court (HC) today directed the Delhi government to submit a timeline for complying with the court's last year direction to examine the model rules suggested by the central government on distribution of food by fair price shops and take steps under the provisions of the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

Constitute panel on solid waste management: SC tells LG

Constitute panel on solid waste management: SC tells LG

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELH:The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Lt GovernorAnil Baijal to consider constituting an expert panel to frame a policy to deal with on sold waste management crisis.

Consider constituting panel to frame policy on solid waste management: SC to LG

Consider constituting panel to frame policy on solid waste management: SC to LG

17 Aug 2018 | 8:17 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday asked Delhi Lt Governor to consider constituting an expert panel to frame a policy to deal with the solid waste management crisis.

Man held with US $50k at airport

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:An Indian passenger who was about to travel to Dubai on August 13 was arrested the IGI Airport.

Man nabbed with illegal satellite phone

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A Leh-bound South Korean passenger was today held by the CISF at the IGI Airport for allegedly carrying an unauthorised satellite phone, a police official said.

Man arrested for murder

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A man, identified as Rajkumar, held today for stabbing his sister-in-law and nephew to death in Paharganj, said a police official.

DSGMC to set up ultra modern printing press for Guru Granth Sahib

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will set up ultra modern fully computerised four-colour offset printing press to print copies of Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj complex as per the Sikh religious code.

Wanted criminal held for robbing cash van, killing 2 men: Police

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A man carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his arrest was held for allegedly robbing a cash van and killing two men at Narela in April, police said today.

Govt offices, schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi government offices, schools and institutions will remain closed tomorrow as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away today after a prolonged battle at AIIMS here.

Religion does not teach animosity: Kejriwal

Religion does not teach animosity: Kejriwal

15 Aug 2018 | 11:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday reminded people on the occasion of Independence Day that no religion teaches animosity.

Ensure facilities for shelter homes inmates: Minister

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Social Welfare (SW) Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam today directed the officials concerned of the government-run shelter homes at Hari Nagar’s Nirmal Chhaya Complex to ensure all items of need are made available for the inmates while warning that any irregularity in it will “be viewed seriously”.

Dry day: Liquor smugglers held

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Two men were arrested for smuggling liquor in washing machine carton on cycle rickshaw, said DCP (southeast).

Yamuna crosses danger mark again

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: The water level of the Yamuna today crossed the danger mark and is expected to rise further, prompting authorities to issue directions to take appropriate measures to avoid flood-like situation in Delhi.

KANWARIYA VANDALISM

Ten more held

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Ten persons have been arrested in the past 24 hours for allegedly vandalising a car last week in Moti Nagar after the vehicle brushed past one of their kanwariya friends, a police official said today.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Prez didn’t invite MLAs

15 Aug 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: AAP legislator Saurabh Bhardwaj today asked President Ram Nath Kovind the reasons for "not inviting Delhi MLAs" to the ''At-Home'' function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of the Independence Day and Republic Day adding that "national events should be above politics".

Delhi, last 7 days...
All 450 milk product samples found fit

All 450 milk product samples found fit

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: First the identification of 250 offenders across the state erring in milk adulteration and now, the serious claim by the police that the Health Department functionaries have been working in tandem with milk adulteration offenders in Patiala have stepped up pressure on health teams across the state ahead of the upcoming festive season.

Stem cell donation yet to gain momentum

Stem cell donation yet to gain momentum

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite a huge upsurge of patients suffering from blood-related disorders, stem cell donation is yet to gain momentum in the country.

MINOR GIRL’S DEATH UNDER BUS

ASI suspended after kin hold protest

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: After the parents of 13-year-old Rachna, who was crushed to death by a school bus on Saturday, protested with her body in front of the Adampur police station, ASI Jang Bahadur was suspended on Monday.

Pro-farmer NGO to approach Agri Dept to adopt its practices

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: ‘Dr Surinder Dalal Keet Saksharta Mission’, an NGO, which has been working dedicatedly for farmers for the past three years is now in the process of reaching out to the Agriculture Department and the PAU to adopt practices through which the NGO has been working upon.

City youth makes it to Oman team

City youth makes it to Oman team

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: From playing gully cricket along streets of Kot Ramdas, Suraj Kumar (28) from the city has carved out a niche for himself.

Auto-rickshaw drivers demand more CNG refilling stations

Auto-rickshaw drivers demand more CNG refilling stations

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Under the new directions issued by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), August 15 onwards, only CNG, LPG or the electric autos will be registered in the district.

Creative Adda — a hub of budding poets in city

Creative Adda — a hub of budding poets in city

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: ‘Creative Adda’, a place carved out in the basement of a private restaurant is proving to be a hub of budding artists.

Extend help to Kerala flood victims, DC urges residents

Extend help to Kerala flood victims, DC urges residents

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: In order to extend help to the flood hit state of Kerala, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma has called a meeting of NGOs and social organisations at 12 in the noon in the meeting hall in District Administrative Complex on Tuesday.

Health Dept team detects 26 dengue larvae cases

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: During its drive against vector-borne diseases under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ in the district, the anti-larva cell of the Health Department found 26 dengue larvae cases in various areas of the city on Monday.

MP inaugurates water shed project

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

PHILLAUR: Under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojna, Water Shed Component project was inaugurated in Rurka Kalan and Dhindsa village in Phillaur by Member of Parliament Jalandhar Santokh Singh Chaudhary along with Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary General Secretary Punjab Congress on Monday.

CAMPUS NOTES

Top positions

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

JALANDHAR: The students of Hans Raj Mahila Maya Vidyalaya proved their mettle by securing top three positions in the B Voc (web tech and multimedia Semester-VI) examination conducted by GND University.

16 students shortlisted during placement drive

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

Jalandhar: Decathlon Sports, an international sporting goods retail brand conducted a campus placement drive at CT Group of Institutions, Shahpur campus.

BRIEFLY

Edu-set room of school burgled

21 Aug 2018 | 1:53 AM

Phagwara: The edu-set room of the government senior secondary School at the old Post Office road here was reportedly burgled on Monday morning.

Peddlers will not be spared, say Dayalpur residents

Peddlers will not be spared, say Dayalpur residents

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Residents of Dayalpur village on Sunday held an anti-drug rally at Morar village against the peddling of drugs in the village.

BRIEFLY

2 cars damaged by miscreants

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

Phagwara: A Maruti Car no PB-07E-6396, was reportedly damaged while another car no PB-10AA-1666, was set on fire by some unidentified miscreants in the Nangal Colony here in the wee hours on Sunday.

Will not tolerate corruption by any officer or party worker: MLA

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

HOSHIAPUR: Under the leadership of MLA Chabbewal Dr Raj Kumar, many Akali families and BSP workers of Pandori Kad and surrounding villages joined the Congress.

1,000-kg substandard cheese seizedTANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION

1,000-kg substandard cheese seized

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Under the mission Tandarust Punjab, a joint team of the Health Department and Diary Development department, under the leadership of District Health Officer Dr Seva Singh seized 1,000 kg substandard cheese.

PSEB decision to cut down English, social science syllabus hailed

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: After the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Thursday circulated a notice regarding the reduction of syllabus for English and Social Studies from Classes VI to X, students as well as teachers heaved a sigh of relief and expressed their relief over the lessening of the syllabus.

Govt schools on mission developmentPARHO PUNJAB PARHAO PUNJAB

Govt schools on mission development

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

NAWANSHAHR:Government Primary School, Naura, in Nawanshahr district, has set an example of changing the face of government schools in the state.

Vajpayee's mortal remains to be immersed in rivers across country: Chugh

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

PHAGWARA:The mortal remains of the veteran BJP leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would be immersed in rivers across 29 States and 7 Union Territories covering 98 cities.

Stray animals pose serious threat to lives of passers-by

Stray animals pose serious threat to lives of passers-by

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The stray cattle have been posing a serious threat to residents in almost every part of the city.

Admn to send 1,000 quintals of food material for Kerala flood victims

Admn to send 1,000 quintals of food material for Kerala flood victims

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: In consonance with the announcement of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to extend relief worth Rs 10 crore from the state to flood-ravaged Kerala, the Jalandhar administration would airlift 1,000 quintals of ready-to-eat food material from the Adampur airbase on Monday.

Man arrested on rape charge

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: A 25-year-old woman from Shahkot filed a complaint with the police that she had allegedly been raped repeatedly for the past six years.

Lover booked for woman’s suicide

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

PHAGWARA: The Phagwara police were forced to change the Section from 174, CrPC, to Section 306, IPC, against a youth, Inder, the boyfriend of the 18-year-old woman, Manisha, who allegedly committed suicide after being jilted by her lover and live-streamed it on social media on Friday.

MINOR GIRL’S DEATH UNDER BUS

Departmental probe begins against ASI after kin allege tampering of registration number

20 Aug 2018 | 2:44 AM

JALANDHAR: A departmental probe has begun against ASI Jang Bahadur, who was posted at the Adampur police station here, a day after a 13-year-old was crushed to death by a school bus at Safipur village.

Bag snatched from bank employee

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

Phagwara: Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a bag from a bank employee, Amandeep, a resident of Kherra village, at gunpoint near Narur village on Friday.

SAD leaders seek dues of cane farmers

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Demanding payment of pending dues to the tune of Rs 735 crore to the sugarcane farmers within 15 days, the Akali leaders led by spokesperson and MLA Pawan Tinu, said they would lodge protests and were even ready to be lodged in jails.

Youths exchange fire in Phagwara

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

PHAGWARA: Panic gripped the Baba Gadhia locality here, when two groups allegedly exchanged fire on Friday.

MP flags off van to spread awareness on vector-borne diseases

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Member of Parliament (MP) Chaudhary Santokh Singh on Saturday flagged off a mobile van to create awareness about vector-borne diseases in the district under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’.

Youth Cong protests over Rafale deal

Youth Cong protests over Rafale deal

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) on Saturday launched a protest against the ‘Rafale fighter jet’ deal by initiating a poster campaign to highlight the issue.

Residents of Dayalpur village to hold anti-drug rally today

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: After having put its addicts on the path to reformation, residents of Dayalpur village will hold their third rally against the drug abuse on Sunday to counter the supply of drugs from a neighbourhood village.

Bannet Dosanjh all set to come up with new song

Bannet Dosanjh all set to come up with new song

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Bannet Dosanjh, winner of the first edition of the singing TV reality show “Rising Star” and an alumnus of Apeejay College visited his alma mater here on Saturday as the chief guest for the “Talent Hunt Carnival” event.

Protest against expulsion of college teacher

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) on Saturday held a dharna here against a local college, alleging that it had ousted a teacher without any firm basis, as she had rightfully demanded salary as per the Sixth Pay Commission.

Coop bank move to revive chargesheets after 8 yrs challenged

Coop bank move to revive chargesheets after 8 yrs challenged

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The action of Jalandhar Central Cooperative Bank to revive two charge sheets against its employee after a long gap of eight years has come under judicial scrutiny.

Inter-state gang of drug peddlers busted, 2 held

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

PHAGWARA: A Team of the Kapurthala police, led by DSP Manpreet Dhillon, succeeded to bust an inter-state gang of drug peddlers, and arrested its two members, J&K residents Nazir Ahmed and Mohammad Aslam Malik, and recovered 260 gm of intoxicant powder and Rs 7,89,600 in cash from them near Kala-Sanghan.

Reports of flood havoc worry Kerala students

Reports of flood havoc worry Kerala students

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Studying in Phagwara miles away from their home, Keralite students here are a worried lot since reports regarding flood havoc in the state started coming since the past few days.

Two gangsters arrested; pistols, cash recovered

Two gangsters arrested; pistols, cash recovered

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: The Nawanshahr police have arrested two gangsters who used to loot people at gunpoint.

Mehatpur farmer duped of Rs 25 lakh by travel agent

Mehatpur farmer duped of Rs 25 lakh by travel agent

19 Aug 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: Reports related to persons getting duped by travel agents are not dying down but are swelling every passing day.

One held for selling illicit liquor

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

Independence DayCAMPUS NOTES

Independence Day

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

‘No takers for Referendum 2020 in Punjab’

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

Phagwara doc gets gold medal

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

TANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION

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

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

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

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

'MERA PIND, MERI SHAAN'

MLA urges schools to participate in campaign

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

‘Democracy Wall’ painted with ideas an inspiration

‘Democracy Wall’ painted with ideas an inspiration

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

NRIs pitch in to distribute uniforms among students

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

Girl ends her life

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

DRUG MENACE

Capt’s move seeking help from tech giants hailed

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

Diarrhoea cases subside in Santokhpura, Chugitti

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

Govt school heads, DEOs get more teeth

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

Stray bull kills elderly farmer in village

Stray bull kills elderly farmer in village

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

Woman dies as auto, ambulance collide

Woman dies as auto, ambulance collide

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

Motorcyclist killed in mishap

Motorcyclist killed in mishap

18 Aug 2018 | 1:58 AM

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

BRIEFLY

Travel agent booked for duping 6

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Activists of Ambedkar Sena join BSP

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Independence Day celebrated with gusto at LPU

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

College student commits suicide at PG

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

HMV College bags first prize for cultural show

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Rana Sodhi felicitates 98 persons

Rana Sodhi felicitates 98 persons

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

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

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Unions mark I-Day as ‘Ghulami Diwas’

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Industry Minister hoists National Flag on I-Day

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Encroachments removed from Naya Bazaar

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Insurance company told to pay Rs 15 lakh

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Married 15 days ago, couple dies in car accident

Married 15 days ago, couple dies in car accident

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Nation lost a true statesman, says Manoranjan Kalia

Nation lost a true statesman, says Manoranjan Kalia

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

City celebrates spirit of freedomINDEPENDENCE DAY

City celebrates spirit of freedom

17 Aug 2018 | 1:50 AM

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

Joie de vivre marks Independence Day at educational institutionsCAMPUS NOTES/ SCHOOL NOTES

Joie de vivre marks Independence Day at educational institutions

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

Jalandhar: MGN Public School, Adarsh Nagar, Jalandhar, celebrated the Independence Day with enthusiasm. Students of Rainbow Wing, Primary Wing and Senior Wing, presented dance, delivered speeches and poems filling the air with the spirit of patriotism.

BRIEFLY

Cyclist dies in road accident

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

Phagwara: A cyclist, identified as Vikram, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was killed on the spot when a speeding car hit him at Goraya on Monday.

‘Don’t ban social bodies from holding blood donation camps’

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR: “The need for blood can only be fulfilled by blood donations to save the life of the patients in the hospitals.

AAP activists join Cong in Phillaur

AAP activists join Cong in Phillaur

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

PHILLAUR: In a shot in the arm, the Congress got more strength when hundreds of activists of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced to join the Congress in the presence of Congress MP Santokh Singh and PPCC General Secretary Vikram Chaudhary on Monday.

22 cases of dengue larvae detected

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: In its drive against the vector-borne diseases under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’, the anti-larvae cell of the Health Department spotted 22 dengue larvae cases in various areas of the city on Tuesday.

Health Dept collects milk, food samplesTANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION

Health Dept collects milk, food samples

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The Health Department on Tuesday conducted a slew of activities in the district under the Punjab government’s ambitious programme ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ to ensure overall wellness of the people.

After assurance, farmers to wait till September 15PENDING AMOUNT

After assurance, farmers to wait till September 15

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The members of the Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee who had held protest outside the sugar mill on August 13 have decided to wait till September 15 after they were assured that the pending amount would be paid soon.

Contractual workers of Punjab Roadways to hold protest today

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Roadways/ Punbus Contractor Union workers have planned to organise a protest march through out the city on Wednesday.

PPCC SC Dept burns effigies of PM Modi

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

CHABBEWAL (HOSHIARPUR): Chairman of the PPCC SC department and Chabbewal MLA Raj Kumar, criticised the recent incidents of disrespect to the Constitution by torching its copies.

Slum children get free education, courtesy aided school principal

Slum children get free education, courtesy aided school principal

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: In the narrow lanes of a slum area of the Indira Colony here, when children recite days of the week and months of the year in English loudly, passers-by and bystanders stop for a while and look at them in astonishment.

Class X topper Jasmine, cricketer Damanpreet on awardees’ list

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 88 persons from various government and semi-government departments, including police personnel, doctors, social workers, panchayat members and educationists, would be honoured during the district-level Independence Day celebrations at the Guru Gobind Singh stadium here.

Sports Minister to hoist Tricolour

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi will unfurl the national flag during the district-level Independence Day function at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here.

Vigil up for Independence Day

Vigil up for Independence Day

15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Police Commissionerate will put in place an elaborate mechanism to ensure foolproof security arrangements during the Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday at the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
Villagers block road for three hoursWALL COLLAPSE DEATHS

Villagers block road for three hours

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

KHAMANO: A number of residents of Lakhanpur and Farour villages, along with the families of those killed in the wall collapse at a rice mill site on Sunday, blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road for about three and a half hours.

SAD protests ‘goonda raj’ at Sabzi Mandi

SAD protests ‘goonda raj’ at Sabzi Mandi

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: Led by former legislator and president of the city unit of the SAD Ranjit Singh Dhillon, the activists of the party held a protest against what they termed as ‘goonda raj’ by the contractor and his henchmen entrusted with the collection of daily fee from vendors by the Market Committee.

Olympian Hardyal Singh’s city link

Olympian Hardyal Singh’s city link

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: People associated with Hockey Olympian Hardyal Singh, who died at the age of 90 in Dehradun three days ago, fondly remember him.

Free rail carriage to send relief to Kerala

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: The Railway authorities have decided to provide free carriage for sending relief material to the flood-hit state of Kerala.

One tests positive for dengue

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: One person from Jawadi Khurd has tested positive for dengue.

Cash, jewellery, bike stolen from house

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: Thieves broke into a house in the Gopal Nagar area on Tibba Road and decamped with gold jewellery, cash and a motorcycle on Saturday evening.

History books still elude students

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: Nearly five months have passed ever since the new academic session has begun but the ambiguity over history syllabus for senior secondary classes is still intact.

Govt dreams smart, relies on donations

Govt dreams smart, relies on donations

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: Four hundred principals from senior secondary schools held a meeting with Education Secretary Krishan Kumar in Mohali on Monday wherein they were not only motivated to improve their schools but also nearby schools as well.

National Sports Day

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: The government schools will observe National Sports Day on August 29 by holding marathon and hosting games.

COLLEGE NOTES

Industrial visit organised

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

Ludhiana: The Training and Placement Cell and Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Student’s Chapter of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) organised an industrial visit for BCom (Honours) first year students to Eastman Impex Ludhiana.

Mono acting contest heldSCHOOL NOTES

Mono acting contest held

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

Ludhiana: An inter-section mono acting competition was organised for students of Class VII at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar Bypass.

2 yrs on, service lane in a shambles

2 yrs on, service lane in a shambles

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: Commuters are a harried lot as a service-lane stretch from the Mini-Secretariat’s multi-level parking lot towards Bharat Nagar Chowk is in a shambles for more than past two years.

Four dairy animals die, 40 taken ill in Tibba village

Four dairy animals die, 40 taken ill in Tibba village

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

SAHNEWAL: Four dairy animals died while 40 others were taken ill after they reportedly consumed poisonous green fodder, which was cut from one of the fields in Tibba village.

2,000 leave for Bargari to join protestersSACRILEGE INCIDENT

2,000 leave for Bargari to join protesters

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

SAHNEWAL: A jatha of around 2,000 supporters, with a cavalcade of 200 vehicles, left for Bargari village from Sahnewal, under the leadership of Hazoor Sahib Kar Seva Chief Baba Narinder Singh, to join the protest, which entered its 81st day on Monday.

Ludhiana MC to raise awareness through ‘Teeyan De Mele’SWACHH BHARAT MISSION

Ludhiana MC to raise awareness through ‘Teeyan De Mele’

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation will organise ‘Teeyan De Mele’ under Swachh Bharat Mission at Nehru Rose Garden on August 24.

Residents vow to work for social causes

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Kin of those associated with various wings of the Rotary International vowed to create goodwill for the Global Social organisation though human service and social cause.

Official urges bizmen to explore opportunities in Chhattisgarh

Official urges bizmen to explore opportunities in Chhattisgarh

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Dr Kamalpreet Singh Dhillon, Secretary, Department of Commerce and Industries, Chhattisgarh Government, has called upon the entrepreneurs of the region to strengthen their economic position by establishing business and industries in “fast-developing” state (Chhattisgarh).

Now, get free treatment for XDR TB in Patiala hospital

Now, get free treatment for XDR TB in Patiala hospital

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: Good news for patients with Extensive Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR), as the government has started free treatment of these patients.

‘Rs 30 cr too less to improve condition of Focal Points’

‘Rs 30 cr too less to improve condition of Focal Points’

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

LUDHIANA: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had announced Rs30 crore to improve the condition of Focal Points in the city during his recent visit to the industrial city, where a majority of the industries are run, generating a whopping tax for the government.

Law should be equal for all, say residents in cityBANNERS ON DIRECTION BOARDS

Law should be equal for all, say residents in city

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

Ludhiana: Illegal banners of ruling party leaders on road direction boards are raising many eyebrows. The Municipal Corporation had directed political parties not to display any illegal political advertisements in the city, but to no avail.

Sub-Junior Punjab Judo Championship Day 1: Hosts Ludhiana bag 4 medals

Sub-Junior Punjab Judo Championship Day 1: Hosts Ludhiana bag 4 medals

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

Ludhiana: Hosts Ludhiana began their campaign on a positive note by clinching four medals, including one gold, on the opening day of the 39th Sub-Junior Punjab State Judo Championship at the Multipurpose Indoor Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday.

City cagers emerge champs

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

Ludhiana: Players (boys) of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) and girls of Ludhiana district emerged champions in the 19th edition of the Punjab Youth Basketball Championship, which concluded at Moga on Sunday.

SNIPPETS

Liquor seized

21 Aug 2018 | 1:24 AM

Ludhiana: The police seized 105 boxes of illicit liquor loaded on a commercial vehicle in the Joshi Nagar area of Haibowal Kalan on Sunday.

Oppn seeks House meeting

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: As no House meeting has been called for more than four months, the Opposition councillors have demanded that the Mayor call a meeting at the earliest, otherwise they would start an agitation.

3 held under NDPS Act

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

Ludhiana: The police have arrested three peddlers and recovered 270-gram ganja from them.

Two held with illicit liquor

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

Ludhiana: The police have arrested two persons and seized 420 bottles of liquor from them.

SCHOOL NOTES

Spell bee competition

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

Planet E Senior Secondary School conducted a spell bee competition for students of Classes I to V to improve the skill of learning spellings and enhance their self-confidence.

NIMA holds CME on nephrology

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA:The National Intergrated Medical Association (NIMA), Ludhiana, organised a nephrology CME session to discuss management of Acute Renal Failure (ARF).

'Mind-blowing'REPORTERS' DIARY

'Mind-blowing'

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

Though it has been a trend to write 'Blow Horn' at the rear of every heavy vehicle, due to rising noise pollution and unnecessary honking of horns, the message has started looking jarring.

Health camp organised

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

Ludhiana: A free health check-up camp on heart was organsied by the Maharaja Agrasen Seva Sangh under the aegis of Ashwani Garg at the Sri Lakshmi Narayam Mandir Dharamshala.

Fire breaks out at hosiery unit

Fire breaks out at hosiery unit

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

Ludhiana: A fire broke out at a hosiery unit in Basant Bagh on Sunday morning.

61 swimmers attend selection trials

61 swimmers attend selection trials

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: As many as 61 aspirants attended the selection trials conducted by the District Swimming Association (DSA), Ludhiana, to select the district men’s swimming and water-polo as well as women’s swimming teams at the Punjab Agricultural University Swimming Pool here on Sunday.

COLLEGE NOTES

Poems on social issues

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

Ludhiana: A collection of Punjabi peoms written by Dr Ashwani Bhalla “Toon intzar na kar” was released at the SCD Government College, Ludhiana.

TT tourney: Alpine Int’l School bag two titles

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA:Alpine International Senior Secondary School bagged two titles, while Green Land School, Civil City branch, notched up one title in the Ludhiana Inter-Schools PAU Zone-Level Table Tennis Competition for Boys held at KVM, Civil Lines, on Saturday.

24 photojournalists under one roofPHOTOGRAPHY DAY

24 photojournalists under one roof

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Devoid of the privilege of having a roof above their head, a woman feeds her baby, sitting under the precariously arranged bricks kept as construction material, using it as a refuge from the unrelenting heat.

Shopkeepers against paid parking system at Bhadaur House market

Shopkeepers against paid parking system at Bhadaur House market

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: As the parking of vehicles is a major problem due to the shortage of space at Bhadaur House market, shopkeepers have requested the MC not to carry out the auction for the parking lot here.

Treat them as differently abled, not disabledOPEN HOUSE: HOW TO MAKE PUBLIC PLACES FRIENDLY?

Treat them as differently abled, not disabled

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

All human beings have something special within us and some weaknesses too, and so do specially abled people. We as society must help specially abled people to focus on their strengths, instead of their weaknesses so that they can enjoy their life like us.

Deevansh, Sant Kaur, Karul shine at sub-junior district shuttlers tourney

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Deevansh Rana along with Karul Tyagi, Sant Kaur, Lakshay Sharma, Rajveer and Sneha Bhandari stole limelight after wrapping up two titles each in the Sub-Junior Ludhiana District Badminton Tournament that concluded at Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium here on Sunday.

Diet chart at schools, bane or boon?

Diet chart at schools, bane or boon?

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: A ‘diet menu chart’ is what many city schools have been coaxing parents to follow while preparing lunch box for their kids.

All trains to halt at Nanaksar during 'barsi' programme

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: The Railway authorities have decided to halt all trains plying on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur track, including express trains, at Nanaksar railway station during the programme to mark the "barsi" of Nanaksar sect founder Baba Nand Singh.

Volvo bus service for Delhi airport picks up

Volvo bus service for Delhi airport picks up

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: The Volvo bus service started by the Punjab Roadways for Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, has received a mixed response from passengers.

Hands that cooked food now heal wounds

Hands that cooked food now heal wounds

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: In light of rampant drug-abuse in the state, where almost every other youngster is painted as an addict, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) run by Gurpreet Singh has become a ray of hope.

Amritsar yard work hits rail traffic

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA: Owing to ongoing work at the Amritsar yard, several trains would remain temporarily diverted, short-terminated/short-originated with immediate effect till August 31.

Didn’t want to kill children: AccusedTRIPLE MURDER CASE

Didn’t want to kill children: Accused

20 Aug 2018 | 2:41 AM

LUDHIANA:The accused in the triple murder case was nabbed by the Ludhiana police on Sunday morning from Himmat Singh Dharamshala in Sangrur.

BRIFFLY

West Bengal resident booked for kidnapping girl

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

Ludhiana: The Sarabha Nagar police have booked a West Bengal resident on the charge of kidnapping a 21-year-old girl.

SNIPPETS

Mother, daughter held with heroin

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

Machhiwara: The police arrested a woman and her daughter, both residents of Manewal village, and recovered 10-gm heroin from their possession.

Prabhnoor, Aayushi storm into quarterfinalsSUB-JUNIOR LUDHIANA DISTRICT BADMINTON TOURNAMENT

Prabhnoor, Aayushi storm into quarterfinals

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Prabhnoor Kaur and Aayushi Bisht recorded easy wins in their pre-quarterfinal encounters to storm into the last-eight stage in girls’ singles (U-11) on the third and penultimate day of the Sub-Junior Ludhiana District Badminton Tournament being held at Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Stadium, here on Saturday.

LIP MLA demands narco test on Badals, former DGP

LIP MLA demands narco test on Badals, former DGP

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) MLA Balwinder Singh Bains demanded that narco analysis test be conducted on former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and former DGP Sumedh Saini in connection with cases related to sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari and killing of two persons at Behbal Kalan during the tenure of the SAD-BJP government.

ATTACK ON JNU STUDENT LEADER UMAR KHALID

Surrender claims by 2 youths a publicity stunt

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: The episode of two Haryana youths who allegedly attacked Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid offering arrest to the police at Sarabha village near Ludhiana turned out to be a mere publicity stunt.

Agri Dept launches crop residue mgmt scheme

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: The Chief Agriculture Officer, Ludhiana, Dr Paramjit Singh Brar, has stated that to check the problem of burning of paddy straw, the Agriculture Department has started the centrally-sponsored scheme "Promotion of agricultural mechanisation for in-situ management of crop residue" in the state of Punjab.

Coloured wheat may replace traditional variety for its health benefits

Coloured wheat may replace traditional variety for its health benefits

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

DORAHA: Wheat is the staple food and a necessity of almost every North Indian.

MC’s aim — to improve rank in Swachh Survekshan

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: MC Commissioner has asked the health branch officials to pull up socks for the Swachh Surverkshan-2019.

e-auction of 11 parking sites in city on Aug 21

e-auction of 11 parking sites in city on Aug 21

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation will hold the e-auction of 11 paid parking sites, including seven new sites, on August 21 and to stop visitors from being fleeced, city-based NGOs want that the helpline number and the email address be displayed at all parking sites, so that people can register their complaints.

City changes, but pictures live to evoke nostalgia

City changes, but pictures live to evoke nostalgia

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Change is inevitable, but when things change over decades and centuries, memories gone evoke nostalgia.

LIT draws flak for inaction against guilty officialsBUILDING BYLAW VIOLATIONS

LIT draws flak for inaction against guilty officials

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: With brazen violation of building bylaws and instances of illegal change of land use in most of its commercial properties, especially shop-cum-flats (SCFs) in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony, having become order of the day, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) authorities are under immense pressure both from the Local Government Department, Punjab, and the Vigilance Bureau of the Punjab Police to take departmental action against employees and officials who were indicted in a vigilance probe conducted some three years ago.

Students pay tributes to former PM Vajpayee

Students pay tributes to former PM Vajpayee

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Paying rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a heart-touching assembly was organised at Doraha Public School in which students spoke about his achievements not only as a noble statesman, but also as a poet par excellence who vowed the masses and the classes alike.

Lecture on cyber crime

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

KHANNA: AS Group of Institution, Khanna, organised a lecture by Gurcharan Singh, faculty, Cyber Crime, Central Detective Training School, on “Cyber crime and use of social media” on its campus on Saturday.

Vocational education to be strengthened

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: As many as 106 workshop attendants have been transferred to various stations across districts for the smooth functioning of vocational courses.

RS VS $

Rupee fall likely to affect students overseas

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: After the Rupee plunged to an all-time low against the US dollar, with a single dollar becoming the equivalent of Rs70, parents now fear that the expenditure of fee and the cost of living will shoot up for students pursuing higher studies overseas.

3 get 10-year jail for drug trafficking

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: In an accident case reported from near Preet Palace on Friday evening, the bus driver whose negligence led to the death of a 47-year-old accountant, Manoj Kumar, has been arrested.

Bus driver who fled mishap spot arrested

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: In an accident case reported from near Preet Palace on Friday evening, the bus driver whose negligence led to the death of a 47-year-old accountant, Manoj Kumar, has been arrested. He has been identified as Karam Singh, a resident of Uchi Mangli village.

Newly married man hangs self

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: A 23-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from a girder at his residence in Chitti Colony on Saturday morning.

Fresh & dried fruits become luxury gifting option

Fresh & dried fruits become luxury gifting option

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: With nice packaging, premium look and imported tag, fruits have also become a ‘luxury’ gifting item during weddings, functions and celebrations.

1 lakh packets of relief material sent to Kerala

1 lakh packets of relief material sent to Kerala

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Government on Saturday dispatched trucks carrying 1 lakh packets of relief material to the flood-hit people of Kerala from the city.

Hepatitis C tests at half the rates

Hepatitis C tests at half the rates

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Hepatitis C patients undergoing treatment at government hospitals don’t have to pay hefty fees for tests from now on.

Showroom burgled twice in 11 days

Showroom burgled twice in 11 days

19 Aug 2018 | 2:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Thieves targeted an electronics showroom for a second time in 11 days and decamped with valuables worth several lakhs.

SNIPPETS

Swimming trials on tomorrow

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

Ludhiana: The selection trials to select the Ludhiana swimming teams (senior men and women) and men''s water-polo team will be held at the swimming pool of Punjab Agricultural University on August 19.

SNIPPETS

Wine shop staff booked

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

Ludhiana: The Sarabha Nagar police have booked two wine shop contractors for selling liquor to their clients during odd hours.

Badminton tourney: Seeded players sail into next round

Badminton tourney: Seeded players sail into next round

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: All seeded players had smooth sailing, facing no challenge from their opponents in the boys singles U-11 and U-13, besides in the boys doubles U-15 categories, on the second day of the Sub-Junior Ludhiana District Badminton Tournament being held at Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium here on Friday.

Ahmedgarh all set to host cultural event

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Organisers of the Professor Mohan Singh International Cultural Fare have started the preparations for the 40th chapter of the carnival, which is scheduled to commence at Gobind National College in Narangwal village near here from Monday.

BRIFFLY

Tributes paid to ex-PM

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

Mandi Ahmedgarh: Led by office-bearers and activists of various wings of saffron outfits, people from all walks of life paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at a condolence meet held at MGMN Senior Secondary School here on Friday.

Will continue fight against drugs, say officials

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

PAYAL: Subdivision officials in the civil and police administration, who were felicitated for their outstanding contribution to the Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO) Scheme implementation, have called upon rank and file in their departments to continue the fight against the menace.

Businessmen say dollar price will impact import, export

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: As the dollar index rose to its highest level, crossing Rs 70 mark, in the past few days, this will certainly cast a shadow over imports and exports.

Jagraon Civil Hospital gets blood bank

Jagraon Civil Hospital gets blood bank

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: Now patients admitted to the Civil Hospital, Jagraon, will not have to run either to Moga or Ludhiana for blood in emergency as the hospital got its own blood bank.

Union wants vending zones set up

Union wants vending zones set up

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Rehri-Phari Union has demanded that the Municipal Corporation (MC) should stop charging fee from street vendors and set up vending zones, otherwise they will move the court.

Civil Hospital sans fire NOC, patients’ safety at stake

Civil Hospital sans fire NOC, patients’ safety at stake

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: The Thursday’s fire incident at the Civil Hospital has brought to the fore the careless attitude of the hospital authorities and how they are endangering the lives of the patients as the hospital sans no objection certificate (NOC) from the Fire Department.

IPPB launch delayed due to national mourning on Vajpayee’s demise

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), which was all set to start functioning on August 21, will now be launched at a later date, in the wake of seven-day national mourning to pay homage to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Industry sings paeans to Tibetans

Industry sings paeans to Tibetans

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosiery manufacturers in the city claim that their trading with Tibetans is worth more than Rs 1,000 crore and manufacturers of woolen products, including cardigans, sweaters, jackets, socks, shawls, and mufflers, maintain that it is the “best” community as far as clean business is concerned.

Budding artistes gather under one roof, showcase their musical genius

Budding artistes gather under one roof, showcase their musical genius

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: It seemed like a show of several light beams moving along music and songs being sung by youths and children to create an electrifying atmosphere during ‘Eye of the Tiger’ concert organised by Arpeggios Music Factory at Guru Nanak Bhawan in on Friday evening.

Workshop on ‘Life Skills’ endsCOLLEGE NOTES

Workshop on ‘Life Skills’ ends

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

Ludhiana: A five-day workshop on ''Life Skills'' was organised by the youth club of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, in collaboration with United Network of Young Peace Builders and Youth for Peace International concluded with the valedictory function on August 16.

Maths fest held at DAV SchoolSCHOOL NOTES

Maths fest held at DAV School

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

Ludhiana: DAV Public School, Pakhowal Road, organised maths fest ''Math O Mania'' wherein around 500 students of classes I to XII participated, including models, activities and games.

Quota candidates asked to apply for BVSc course

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has invited the eligible candidates who have registered for the online counseling for allotment of seats for Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc & AH) degree course under 15 per cent All India quota.

SCERT bans help books from private publishers

SCERT bans help books from private publishers

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: “It has been observed that in many schools, teachers are using guides to teach students.

PSEB English syllabus revised, move evokes mixed response

PSEB English syllabus revised, move evokes mixed response

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: Due to the parallel curriculum of Padho Punjab Padhao Punjab project, the teachers were struggling to cope with the lengthy syllabus and demanded to reduce syllabus of English.

WRONGFUL CONFINEMENT

Seven cases registered in a day

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: As many as seven cases under Section 346 (wrongful confinement in secret) of the IPC were registered by the city police in a day.

Three held with 1-kg heroin

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

|LUDHIANA: A woman, among three peddlers, was arrested by the Special Task Force with 1-kg heroin.

802 cases of illicit liquor seized

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: The Anti-Narcotics Cell of the Ludhiana police in two separate cases recovered 802 cases of illicit liquor from abandoned vehicles.

City resident dies in Hoshiarpur

City resident dies in Hoshiarpur

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

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

All it takes is an hour’s rain to expose MC’s tall claims

All it takes is an hour’s rain to expose MC’s tall claims

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: An hour’s rain was enough to cause waterlogging in several parts of the city, as the civic body failed to take requisite measures for the redressal of the problem.

Scooterist crushed to death

Scooterist crushed to death

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: A rashly driven bus crushed a scooterist to death near the bus stand on Friday evening.

Spate of deaths rattle city

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: An 18-year-old boy’s body was found floating in the Sutlej between Majara Kalan and Talwandi Kalan. The police have registered a murder case against unidentified persons.

SNIPPETS

All educational institutes to remain shut

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

Ludhiana: All educational institutes and government offices/ boards/ corporations have been asked to remain shut on August 17, as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday, an official statement released by the office of the Chief Secretary to Government of Punjab said.

COLLEGE NOTES

Industrial visit organised

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

The Arya College organised an industrial trip for MCom students to Mrs Bector''s Cremica Food Industries Ltd. Fifty students were taken to the biscuit manufacturing unit and were explained about various procedures.

Factory workers to hold protest on Aug 20

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: Workers under the banner of Karkhana Mazdoor Union will hold a protest outside the Labour Department on August 20.

Badminton tourney: Arnam, Rajveer score facile victories

Badminton tourney: Arnam, Rajveer score facile victories

17 Aug 2018 | 1:32 AM

LUDHIANA: Arnam Jain, the silver medal winner in the recently concluded Sub-Junior Punjab State Ranking Badminton Championship at Jalandhar, and Rajveer scored facile wins in their respective second-round matches in the Sub-Junior Ludhiana District Badminton Tournament that commenced at Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Stadium, on Thursday.

INTER-DIST CRICKET TOURNEY FOR FC MITTAL TROPHY

Manan hits ton, Chandigarh pip host Ludhiana by f