Monday, June 18, 2018
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Assaulted, father of cable operator’s employee dies

Assaulted, father of cable operator’s employee dies

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Dharamvir Singh, who was critically injured after a group of persons had attacked him and his two sons at Tahliwala Bazaar on Sultanwind road here on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries in the late night hours.

Sidhu for tourism promotion

Sidhu for tourism promotion

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu made a whirlwind tour of several tourist destination sites in the holy city on Sunday.

Jandiala MC chief joins Cong

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: In a jolt to the SAD-BJP alliance in Jandiala, the president of Municipal Council from SAD, Mamta Rani, shifted her allegiance to the Congress here on Sunday.

Technology helps express love for father

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Technology came to rescue of city youngsters, who could not make it to home on the occasion of Father’s Day on Sunday.

Remembering the fifth Guru

Remembering the fifth Guru

18 Jun 2018 | 1:27 AM

A sea of devotees at the Golden Temple on the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Amritsar on Sunday.

Waste rots near rly station chhabeel stall

Waste rots near rly station chhabeel stall

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The dumping of garbage near chhabeel stalls, set up to serve cold sweetened water to people heading towards the Golden Temple, at the railway station has become irksome for people.

Overcharging: Consumer forum members not on same page

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has referred a complaint regarding overcharging (above MRP) by a bakery to the state commission after a one of its members submitted a dissenting note.

Ad hoc lecturers unhappy over GNDU’s new recruitment rules

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as Guru Nanak Dev University is all set to start its staff recruitment on Monday, the association of ad hoc teachers has lashed out at the university for changing the eligibility criteria for teaching jobs.

Traditional courses students’ favourite

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Traditional courses seem to be the preference of the city students as they seek admissions to colleges.

Man accused of forced abortion, bigamy

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman has accused her husband of bigamy and forcing her for aborting her child twice.

Excessive phone use by kids a health hazard: Experts

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: These days it is easy to convince children for anything just by handing a smart phone over to them.

Showers bring double delight

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR:The showers late on Saturday evening brought a double delight for the residents as it, besides reducing the temperature, washed away the dust blanket that had covered the region for the last two days.

Recruitment of sports teachers sought

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Berozgaar DPI and Physical Education Teachers Union on Sunday urged the state government to fill vacancies of physical education teachers.

Vendors removed from Mall road

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on the directions of MC Commissioner Sonali Giri, a team, led by Estate Officer Sushant Bhatia, removed the vendors on the Mall road here on Saturday.

Woman travel agent booked for fraud

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The Beas police have booked a woman travel agent for fraud and human trafficking.

Sewerage project nears completion

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC superintending engineer inspected the sewerage project going on under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at Majitha Road.

Transplant paddy at monsoon onset: Agri Dept

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: To control the depleting water table in the state, the Agriculture Department has urged the farmers to strictly follow the government’s instructions regarding transplantation of paddy after June 20.

Three robbers arrested

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, the police have arrested three members of a robbers' gang.

Banker booked for fraud

18 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

TARN TARAN: A manager of the Cooperative Bank’s Valtoha branch along with a secretary of a cooperative society has been booked for Rs 17.

Snatchers held

18 Jun 2018 | 1:16 AM

Amritsar: The city police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two snatchers — Prabhjit Singh of Kandowali village and Yadwinder Singh, alias Phuman, of Chetanpura village.

Rs 47 lakh fraud by banker

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The Ajnala police have booked a clerk of Cooperative Bank in Ajnala for allegedly bungling Rs 46.82 lakh from the accounts of different account holders.

Cable operator’s employee stabbed to death; two hurt

Cable operator’s employee stabbed to death; two hurt

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth, identified as Gagandeep Singh, was stabbed to death while his father and brother sustained grievous injuries after a group of persons attacked them over a minor issue of repairing and replacing of a set-top box here on Saturday.

SNIPPETS

Man held for sexual assault

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

Amritsar: The Majitha police arrested Mahinder Singh of Nangal Punia village for “sexually assaulting” a young girl of the same village on Friday.

Creativity on display at IAFA

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Showcasing the works of art masters in the city, IAFA’s Hidden Treasures exhibition displays a collection of paintings, artifacts, sculptures and books.

Storm drain sought to tackle waterlogging

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAAR: Residents of low-lying areas and congested streets want the Municipal Corporation (MC) to get replaced the old sewage pipes besides installation of storm sewerage to save the city from waterlogging during the rainy days.

No room for visitors at GMC boys’ hostels

No room for visitors at GMC boys’ hostels

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: In the absence of adequate facilities, including visitors’ rooms for guardians, at Government Medical College (GMC) here, the students often have to attend their guests in canteens or under the shade of trees.

171 boys seek admission to meritorious school

171 boys seek admission to meritorious school

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Counseling for boys for admissions to Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students witnessed 171 seeking admission to the various streams of the school on Saturday.

Fifth Guru to be remembered

Fifth Guru to be remembered

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

The district is all set to observe the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev, fifth Sikh Master, which falls on June 17.

3 nabbed with illegal weapons

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police arrested three persons and seized three illegal weapons on Saturday.

Farmers’ union ‘exposes’ claims of agriculture officials

Farmers’ union ‘exposes’ claims of agriculture officials

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

TARN TARAN: In an embarrassment to the Agriculture Department, the Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC), Punjab, has rubbished the former’s claim that the paddy transplanted by certain farmers in different villages was destroyed with police assistance.

30 pigs captured from posh localities

30 pigs captured from posh localities

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The health wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) caught more than 30 stray pigs from posh localities, including Ranjit Avenue, Rani Ka Bagh and Company Garden on Saturday.

Heroin seized from Pak train

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Customs sleuths have confiscated 1 kg of heroin from a wagon of a goods train that came from Pakistan to the Attari railway station here on Saturday.

Serving water and some inspiration

Serving water and some inspiration

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: In a hot afternoon, 58-year-old Narendra Chawla and his wife Usha can be seen patrolling in their car, looking for a busy spot to park and serve water.

4 killed in separate mishaps

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: A man and his eight-year-old daughter were killed while his wife escaped narrowly in a road mishap near the Talwandi Ghumman bus stand on the Amritsar–Pathankot highway here on Saturday.

People of all religions celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

People of all religions celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

17 Jun 2018 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the city with enthusiasm and zeal.

Farmers seek 16-hour power supply

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmers and labour rights activists under the leadership of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee staged a protest outside the PSPCL office for the second consecutive day on Friday demanding at least 16-hour power supply for tube wells during the paddy season.

‘Jatt vs IELTS’ cast promotes movie

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab, known as the land of five rivers, has also earned a name in the global immigration map thanks to youth’s fetish with migration.

Passengers bearing the brunt of power cuts at railway station

Passengers bearing the brunt of power cuts at railway station

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Passengers at the railway station have to bear the brunt of long power cuts amid scorching heat.

Now, GNDU pool open for residents

Now, GNDU pool open for residents

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has decided to extend their swimming pool membership to residents of the city.

Demonstration of ABG machine held

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: A demonstration of the Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) machine was conducted at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital on Friday.

MERITORIOUS SCHOOL COUNSELLING

Non-medical stream top choice among students

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: In the on-going counselling for admission to Senior Secondary Residential Schools for Meritorious Students, so far the majority of students are opting for non-medical stream.

Civic body stops construction of langar hall on its land

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: In a significant move, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has stopped the construction of a langar hall at Dera Bhuriwala, opposite Guru Ramdas Hospital, near Gurdwara Shaheedan Sahib, here, on Friday.

Gang of snatchers busted, 2 held

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

The rural police claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of its two members involved in multiple snatching incidents in the Border area here on Friday.

Elderly woman murdered

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

TARN TARAN: Amrik Kaur, a 62-year-old woman, was allegedly died due to suffocation in Sarhali village, 22 kilometers from here, late on Thursday evening.

Third case registered against illegal travel agent for duping city man

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: With already at least two cases registered against her for duping people on the pretext of running an illegal immigration firm, the police have booked travel agent Padmani Khanna of Vagabands Immigration Consultancy in a third case.

Students, volunteers and DAPOs to work togetherFIGHTING DRUG MENACE

Students, volunteers and DAPOs to work together

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration on Friday held a meeting with school principals, Nehru Yuva Kendra in-charges and officials of various other departments requesting them to work in association with Drug Abuse Prevention Officers (DAPO) in villages to fight against the drug menace.

Pilgrims significant blood contributors to city hospitals

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Pilgrims, who visit the city to pay obeisance at Golden Temple and other holy shrines, are significant contributors of blood to prominent blood banks in the city.

A culinary celebration of Eid in city

A culinary celebration of Eid in city

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Curating the best of gastronomical delights from the Mughlai and Awadhi cuisines, the culinary celebrations of Eid seems to have taken the holy city.

Ailing inmate commits suicide in jail

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: A prisoner committed suicide in the hospital on the jail premises by hanging himself from a grill here on Thursday.

Surprise checks reveal maintenance negligence on trains at city rly station

Surprise checks reveal maintenance negligence on trains at city rly station

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: After multiple complaints by commuters, Member of Parliament Gurjeet Singh Aujla conducted surprise checks on Tata Muri Express, Shatabdi Express and Hisar passenger at the Amritsar railway station.

Residents choked as dust blankets region

Residents choked as dust blankets region

16 Jun 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The dust blanket covering the region has turned problematic for residents of the city as they felt it unsafe to go out of their homes without covering their faces.

NCC camp concludes

16 Jun 2018 | 1:40 AM

Amritsar: A national-level NCC Camp, ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’, concluded on Friday.

BRIEFLY

Heroin seized from inmate

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have recovered 50 gm of heroin from a jail inmate. Mandeep Singh, alias Monu, of LIG Housing Board Colony had been brought for a court hearing when the heroin was seized, said ASI Surinder Singh, in charge of the court complex police post.

Event under Poshan Abhiyan

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department organised an event under Poshan Abhiyan at Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil hospital here on Thursday.

Post office to hold camps to promote philately

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: To motivate city students to take up the art of writing letters and collecting stamps, the Amritsar head post office is set to organise philately camps.

Riot victims allege Cong ‘discrimination’

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The victims of the 1984 riots on Thursday met Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, apprising him of the “discriminatory” treatment given to them by the Congress-led state government.

Widening their horizons at theatre workshop

Widening their horizons at theatre workshop

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: “The youth in our state is struggling to find a future, employment and avenues to grow. Therefore, they are vulnerable to exploitation,” says Afzal Khan, a young theatre artiste, who has come to attend a month-long theatre workshop at Virsa Vihar.

US scholars get knowledge of Sikh history

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day international seminar on ‘History of Sikhism-Nationalism and Partition’ on Thursday commenced at Khalsa College for Women (KCW) in which Fulbright scholars from Metropolitan State University, Denver, USA, participated and discussed vital issues regarding the origin of Sikhism and division of India and Pakistan.

Over 400 donate blood at nine camps

Over 400 donate blood at nine camps

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A total of nine blood donation camps were organised in the city to mark World Blood Donor Day on Thursday. A total of 415 units of blood were collected and the process was going on till the filing of this report.

Cameras to film GNDU recruitment process

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) is all set to record the staff recruitment process for its various departments, regional campuses and constituted colleges.

Mayor faces stir at garbage dump

Mayor faces stir at garbage dump

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC will install three tube wells and a sub-fire station to control frequent incidents of fire at the garbage dump in Bhagtanwala.

Road rage: Man fires at trader, arrested

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A road rage took an ugly turn when a car driver opened fire at another vehicle owner at Gate Hakima on Wednesday evening. The accused has been identified as Subash Sehgal, a resident of Gate Hakima, and his 10 accomplices.

Gangsters confess to their role in councillor’s murder: Police

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have claimed that gangsters Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, Sonu Kangla and Bobby Malhotra got Congress councillor Gurdeep Singh Pehalwan murdered in the city.

Protest over BSF prohibition to go across fence; seven booked

Protest over BSF prohibition to go across fence; seven booked

15 Jun 2018 | 12:50 AM

TARN TARAN: Farmers, who are already up in arms against the BSF for not allowing them to go across the fence, have been left infuriated with the Khalra police registering a case against seven of them for creating “hindrance” in the BSF functioning.

MC blueprint out for heritage street to Durgiana Temple

MC blueprint out for heritage street to Durgiana Temple

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: On the lines of the Golden Temple Heritage Street, the Municipal Corporation (MC) is all set to develop a heritage walk from Hathi Gate to Durgiana Temple. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and MC Commissioner Sonali Giri shared the design and architectural details of the project here on Wednesday.

BRIEFLY

2 vehicle lifters nabbed

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

TARN TARAN: The Goindwal Sahib police have busted a three-member gang of vehicle lifters. Two of them have been arrested. The gang is said to have been indulged in stealing vehicles.

Truck crushes man to death

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: A pedestrian was crushed to death by an unidentified truck in Daburji in the wee hours on Wednesday. Identified as Balwinder Singh of Shubham Enclave, Daburji, he was going to a gurdwara nearby when the mishap took place.

Aujla inaugurates plantation campaign

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Wednesday started a plantation drive at Mudhal village, adopted by him under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

Two officials face transfer for ‘not supporting’ health drive

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration has transferred two health officials for not playing a supportive role in the ongoing ‘Tandrust Punjab’ mission. Identified as Rajni Rani and Jatinder Singh, both are Food Safety Officers.

Urge for learning draws children to summer camps

Urge for learning draws children to summer camps

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: City youngsters are making the most of their summer vacation by taking part in activities, such as horse riding, cooking, painting, and acting among others. Enthusiastic children are keen on utilising their time wisely.

250 city taxi drivers given training in soft skills, English

250 city taxi drivers given training in soft skills, English

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration on Wednesday concluded a 10-day personality development course for as many as 250 taxi drivers of the city. The programme was named ‘Respect of tourists — Identity of Punjab’.

Hudiara effluents to be diverted through sewerage

Hudiara effluents to be diverted through sewerage

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: After the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) backed out of the ambitious project of cleaning the Hudiara drain, also known as Tung Dhab drain, due to high toxic elements, the plight of the people residing in the colonies alongside the drain seems to have caught the government’s attention amid its ongoing ‘Tandrust Punjab’ mission.

Smart City agency seeks residents’ suggestions for development

Smart City agency seeks residents’ suggestions for development

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Amritsar Smart City Ltd (ASCL), a government agency formed to implement the Smart City project here, has started garnering opinions of people from residential and commercial areas to boost the infrastructure and civic amenities in the holy city.

Imparting culinary skills to needy

Imparting culinary skills to needy

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: With her usual arsenal (a spatula and a bowl) and clear head, young chef Drishti Nanda from the city is aiming to break some social barriers by empowering needy women with professional culinary skills.

Gangster in five-day police custody

Gangster in five-day police custody

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: The police produced gangster Bobby Malhotra in a local court to get him on five-day remand in connection with councillor Gurdeep Pehalwan murder case on Wednesday.

Golden Avenue residents for reinstallation of gates

Golden Avenue residents for reinstallation of gates

14 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

AMRITSAR: Councillor Ajit Singh Bhatia has opposed the Municipal Corporation’s (MC) action of removing the gates from the Golden Avenue locality. He met the Mayor and MC Commissioner regarding it on Wednesday.

SNIPPETS

Mobiles seized from undertrial

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

HEROIN SEIZED: Amritsar: The jail staff seized two mobile phones from an undertrial at the Central Jail, Amritsar, here on Monday.

City girl wins chef contest

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: City girl Guneev Sachdeva, who is currently studying at Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun, has won the eighth season of the Young Chef India (YCI) Schools.

Barren land turned into park

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Approximately 300 decorative plants, including de-toxifying saplings, were planted in Fatehpur Rajputan village of Jandiala Guru block.

Counselling for B Tech seats at GND varsity

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: For getting admission to B Tech courses based on the JEE Main-2018 score, the centralised counselling will be conducted at GNDU main campus.

350 cadets attend session on alternatives to plastic

350 cadets attend session on alternatives to plastic

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: WWF-India (Punjab) has completed a week of youth outreach programme to connect them with the environment and serve nature.

PAU conducts campaign for judicious use of pesticides

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Experts from the Farm Advisory Service Centre (FASC) of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised a campaign on seed and nursery treatment in Basmati rice in two adopted villages — Jallewal and Vein Puin — of Tarn Taran district.

Residents pitch for inclusion of city airport in UDAN-III scheme

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: City residents have demanded inclusion of Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in the ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN-III) scheme.

Stir for revival of old pension scheme, job regularisation

Stir for revival of old pension scheme, job regularisation

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Subordinate Services Federation took out a protest rally at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, demanding revival of the old pension scheme for government employees on Tuesday.

Agri officials destroy paddy transplanted on one acre

Agri officials destroy paddy transplanted on one acre

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Agriculture officials of the district destroyed the paddy transplanted over an acre of land in Thandhe village near Verka on Tuesday.

Special kids’ creativity gets a fillip at Pehal workshop

Special kids’ creativity gets a fillip at Pehal workshop

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Grooving his heart out to a popular Bhojpuri song, Dimple, a special child at the Pehal Resource Centre is a sight of pure joy.

Officials at rice mill for probe

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: ADCP-cum-Director of Vigilance Bureau BK Uppal on Tuesday visited Jandiala Guru to investigate the usurping of crores of rupees by Veerumal Mulkhraj Jain Rice Mill.

Consumed poison 3 weeks ago, minor dies

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A 16-year-old girl, who consumed poison on May 25, died at a hospital in Ajanla while undergoing treatment here on Tuesday.

Pet registration fee now Rs 200

Pet registration fee now Rs 200

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: To encourage residents to get their pets registered with the Municipal Corporation (MC), the health wing has reduced the registration fee from Rs 500 to Rs 200.

Civic body panel to look into hotel case

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Joint Commissioner Sourabh Arora regarding compounding case of the buildings of Hotel 49 Golden Avenue and Army Gun House.

Regional transport office to have digital token system

Regional transport office to have digital token system

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The regional transport office (RTO) will have the digital token system, waiting area for visitors and a separate window for elderly, said Member of Parliament (MP) Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Tuesday.

15 fruit cartons destroyed amid surprise inspection

15 fruit cartons destroyed amid surprise inspection

13 Jun 2018 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A joint team of health, horticulture and MC officials conducted surprise checks at fruit markets in the city and collected samples to ascertain the use of artificial fruit ripening agents, if any.

Six arrested with drugs

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

TARN TARAN: Six persons have been arrested for possessing drugs. As much as 70 gm of heroin and 1,600 intoxicating tablets and capsules have been seized.

Chadha case to be heard on July 9

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: During the hearing of high profile Inderpreet Singh Chadha suicide case to fix charges against nine accused, the court has fixed July 9 as the next date of hearing.

Mayor’s assurance to Bhagtanwala residents

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee, comprising of Bhagtanwala residents who have been up in arms against the government demanding shifting of the garbage dump from their locality, met Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu on Monday.

City girl breaks climbing record

City girl breaks climbing record

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Shivpreet Pannu, a potential sport climber from Spring Dale Senior School, has done her school, city and the state proud by breaking the national speed climbing record.

Park to replace dump: Soni

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Environment Minister Om Prakash Soni has announced that a beautiful park will replace the garbage dump site on the Chabal road.

Stray menace haunts historic Ram Bagh

Stray menace haunts historic Ram Bagh

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The menace of stray dogs has been on the rise in the historic Ram Bagh. Built in 1819 during Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s rule, it attracts morning and evening walkers in large numbers.

Rumour of gangsters’ encounter amid Gurdeep’s bhog ceremony

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as hundreds of persons, including Congress leaders, paid homage to the slain Congress councillor Gurdeep Singh Pehalwan at his bhog ceremony, rumours of encounter of gangsters, suspected to be behind his murder, did the rounds on social media on Monday.

Farmers await establishment of horticulture institute

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Agriculturists are unhappy over the delay in setting up of the Post Graduate National Institute of Horticulture Research and Education in the border town.

Committee formed to check quality of BRTS bridge

Committee formed to check quality of BRTS bridge

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: After an inspection of the BRTS flyover at Verka Chowk by Lok Sabha member Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Sunday evening, PWD Minister Vijay Inder Singla has constituted a committee to investigate the condition of the bridge and check the quality of the material used.

Decision on illegal colonies to be people-friendly: Tripat Bajwa

Decision on illegal colonies to be people-friendly: Tripat Bajwa

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab government would soon take a people-friendly decision regarding the illegal colonies after considering the views of all the concerned parties involved in this process.

Sandhya first woman to lead civic body House OppositionCHARTING NEW TERRITORIES

Sandhya first woman to lead civic body House Opposition

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Councillor Sandhya Sikka has become the first woman to be appointed Leader of the Opposition in the history of the city’s Municipal Corporation (MC) House.

Cashier at PSPCL Kukranwala office robbed of Rs 5 lakh

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Two unidentified armed robbers with covered faces looted around Rs 5 lakh in broad daylight from a cashier of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) office located at Kukranwala village here on Monday.

2 tourists among 4 snatching victims

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Back to back robbery and snatching incidents sent shock waves in the city on Sunday. Among the victims are two tourists. Of them, one family had come from Indore while the other from Rajasthan. The victims were targeted in late night hours when they were returning to their hotels.

Clash, firing at fuel station

Clash, firing at fuel station

12 Jun 2018 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Owner of a fuel station, located near Ram Talai Chowk, allegedly opened fire after several youths got into a brawl with his employees over a petty issue on Monday. The youths wanted the fuel station staff to pour petrol in a bottle which the latter refused.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Dust settles as wait for rain gets over

Dust settles as wait for rain gets over

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda and its adjoining areas received the much-awaited spell of rain.

With relief, misery comes along for city

With relief, misery comes along for city

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The city received 23-mm rainfall on Sunday morning, which led to waterlogging in various low-lying areas.

Couple booked for Rs14 lakh immigration fraud

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BARNALA: Barnala city police have registered a fraud case against a husband-wife duo on the charge of duping a Dhurkot youth of Rs 14 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Canada on a work permit.

Wallet, cash snatched

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A snatching incident has been reported from Jhumba village in which three persons snatched a wallet and Rs 21,450 in cash from a man.

MCB officials in a fix on cracking the whip on illegal buildings

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Officials of the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) are in a fix over taking action against the illegal buildings constructed under political patronage in the city as the civic body has started taking action after Minister for Local Bodies Navjot Singh Sidhu’s directions and suspension of various MC officials in Jalandhar.

TANDARUST PUNJAB

PPCB conducts check at cement factory

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Under the Tandarust Punjab mission, the Punjab Pollution Control Board on Sunday conducted a surprise check at the Ultra Tech cement factory in Lehra Mohabbat.

PPCB starts process to close 2 brick kilns

PPCB starts process to close 2 brick kilns

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

FARIDKOT: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has started the process to close two brick kilns in Faridkot.

One booked for beating up man, eloping with his wife

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A person has been booked for illegally entering the house of a Dhobiana Basti resident, along with his associates, and beating up the house owner.

Only nine challans for drunken driving this year

Only nine challans for drunken driving this year

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: While drunken driving cases are on the rise in the city, the traffic police seem to have failed in curbing the trend.

ABETMENT OF SUICIDE CASE

Cong protests against SAD councillor

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the SC/ST Cell of the Congress on Sunday protested against SAD councillor Rajinder Singh Sidhu.

Rain will check growth of whitefly, says Agri officer

18 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

MANSA: Mansa chief agriculture officer Paramjit Singh Brar on Sunday said the rain that the region had received would curb the growth of whitefly and would also lower the need for using insecticides and other sprays on cotton crop.

Farmers gherao Agri Dept team at Kotra village

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers gheraoed a team of the Agriculture Department at Kotra village in the Rampura area.

Traffic police go soft on underage driving in city

Traffic police go soft on underage driving in city

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Underage driving seems to be rampant in the city.

SAD, Cong treating me as enemy: Khaira

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

FARIDKOT: Facing ‘trouble’ within and outside theparty for supporting “Sikh Referendum 2020”, Sukhpal Singh Khaira,said things were blown out of proportion by the Congress and SAD in Punjab.

Anganwari workers’ protest continues, enters 139th day

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: A thick cover of dust engulfing the city notwithstanding, anganwari workers and helpers have been continuously staging a protest outside the District Administrative Complex.

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with fervour in city

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with fervour in city

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Muslims in the city on Saturday.

Poor security: Incidents of theft on rise at bus stand

Poor security: Incidents of theft on rise at bus stand

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: With no security arrangements in place, there has been a significant rise in theft cases at the city bus stand.

Sanitation workers seek timely salary

Sanitation workers seek timely salary

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding fulfillment of their long-pending demands, sanitation workers staged a protest in front of the MC office here on Saturday.

Parents approach admn against schoolFEE HIKE

Parents approach admn against school

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Parents of students studying in Global Discovery School, Rampura Phul, met ADC Sakshi Sawhney and submitted a memorandum of their complaints against the school authorities and urged her to look into the matter.

Man arrested on blackmailing charge

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-1 staff has arrested a person on a charge of blackmailing.

SAD accuses govt of not providing funds to Bathinda MC

SAD accuses govt of not providing funds to Bathinda MC

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Accusing the state government of not proving funds to the Bathinda civic body to carry out development works in the city, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers staged a protest against the Congress at Fire Brigade Chowk here on Saturday.

Armed men take away 128 bags of paddy from godown

17 Jun 2018 | 12:57 AM

BATHINDA: Miscreants stole 128 bags of paddy from the Pungrain godown located on the Goniana-Lakhi Jungal road here on Friday night.

SNIPPETS

Farmer commits suicide

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BARNALA: A farmer, who was under debt, allegedly committed suicide in Dhaula village of Barnala district on Thursday night.

Tandarust Punjab: Basketball championship in Muktsar

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

MALOUT: The District Olympic Association (DOA) of Muktsar on Friday announced to hold the first season of the DOA Basketball Tournament 2018 from July 5.

Fuel price hike: Cong protests at villages

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

MALOUT: Against the escalating prices of fuel, Congress leaders of Malout on Friday lodged protests in various villages.

Work on converting 5 places into parks begins in Bhikhi

Work on converting 5 places into parks begins in Bhikhi

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: The unbearable stench emanating from five different places in Bhikhi will soon become a thing of the past as these places are being converted into parks under the Tandarust Mission launched by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Bir Behman shows the way in waste water mgmt

Bir Behman shows the way in waste water mgmt

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Bir Behman village, located in the Bathinda block, has shown the way in waste water management by converting five acres of foul smell emanating from the pond into a site that will clean 21,000 litres of village water daily and supply it to fields for the irrigation purpose.

Not paid for months, PWD workers stage protest

Not paid for months, PWD workers stage protest

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union (Water Supply and Sewerage Board branch) staged a protest outside the office of Triveni Company on Friday for not releasing their salaries.

Health Dept officials check medical shops in Mansa

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Following the guidelines issued by the state government under the Tandarust Punjab Mission, a Health Department team on Friday conducted a surprise checking at medical stores in Mansa.

Residents oppose proposal to shift Barnala bus stand

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BARNALA: Residents have opposed the Local Bodies Department’s proposal to shift the bus stand outside the city.

VB nabs cop taking bribe

VB nabs cop taking bribe

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: The Vigilance Bureau nabbed a head constable posted at the Civil Hospital police post red-handed while accepting Rs 5,000 in bribe on Friday.

Rail traffic to be affected on June 17, 24

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Due to construction of four limited height subways, the rail traffic will be affected for almost six hours on the Bathinda-Sri Ganganagar route on June 17 and 24.

MCB fund crunch: SAD-BJP councillors to protest today

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: SAD leader and former MLA Sarup Singla on Friday held a meeting with SAD-BJP councillors at his office to discuss strategy to counter the Congress government for not releasing funds for development works to the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB).

12 days on, farmer’s body still in mortuaryABETMENT OF SUICIDE

12 days on, farmer’s body still in mortuary

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Twelve days have passed but the body of the farmer who committed suicide at Lehra Dhurkot on May 3 is still lying in the Rampura Civil Hospital mortuary.

Despite order, paddy sowing goes on

Despite order, paddy sowing goes on

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

Transplantation of paddy is going on in the district even as the Punjab Government has imposed a ban on doing so before June 20.

Bathinda meritorious school leads

Bathinda meritorious school leads

16 Jun 2018 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students, Bathinda, has come up trumps among all 10 schools in the state as almost all its seats have been filled.

Security intensified post IB alert

Security intensified post IB alert

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Security has been intensified following Intelligence Bureau (IB) alert in the city. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naveen Singla, along with an anti-terrorist squad, anti-sabotage team and sniffer dogs conducted a check at the railway station. Apart from this, police teams have been deployed at various chowks and public places in the city.

Gang of robbers busted, 2 held

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BARNALA: The CIA claimed to have busted a gang of robbers allegedly involved in robbing liquor vends and petrol pumps, on Wednesday night.

Safai workers go on 3-day strike in Malout

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

MALOUT: Members of the Sweepers’ Union on Thursday lodged a protest at Muktsar, Malout and Gidderbaha – all three sub-divisional towns – in the district.

Mobile phone seized from jail inmate

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Once again security arrangements at the Central Jail have come under scanner following the recovery of a mobile phone and a battery from an inmate of the jail located at Gobindpura in the district on Wednesday.

Woman found killed, paramour booked

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

MALOUT: A 35-year-old married woman of Dabwali Malko Ki village here, who had allegedly eloped with her paramour of the same village a few days ago, was found dead in an irrigation channel on Thursday.

Fish farming proving a boon for farmers

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

MALOUT: The aquaculture seems to have proved a boon for the waterlogging affected farmers.

MCB plans to intensify drive to recover outstanding tax

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has planned to intensify the drive to recover the outstanding sewerage/water and property house tax by tightening the noose around the defaulters in the city.

Mobile testing van takes 30 samples of food, beverages

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: The mobile testing van collected 30 samples of food and beverages from different locations in the city out of which seven samples failed purity test on Thursday.

Health Dept destroys chemically ripened fruits

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Officials of the Health Department conducted a raid at the fruit market near Rajindra College and destroyed artificially ripened fruit.

Dust storm leads to respiratory problems

Dust storm leads to respiratory problems

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Following dust storm that has engulfed the region in thick blanket of dust for the past three days, the Civil Hospital in Bathinda witnessed a sizeable increase in the number of patients with respiratory, skin and eye infection problems at outpatient department (OPD).

Flights cancelled due to dust cover

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to winds from Rajasthan, which has been hit by a dust storm, an envelope of dust has engulfed the entire region, which also affected the movement of flights from the Bathinda airport located at Virk Kalan village in the district.

Farmers set their eyes on migrant labourers

Farmers set their eyes on migrant labourers

15 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

BATHINDA: The city railway station is seen crowded by farmers who come to hire migrant labourers ahead of the paddy sowing season, beginning from June 20.

One held with Rs 80 lakh heroin

15 Jun 2018 | 1:10 AM

Barnala: The CIA arrested a person and confiscated 250 gm heroin worth around Rs 80 lakh from near Khudi Kalan on Wednesday night.

2.5-yr-old girl found in cradle

2.5-yr-old girl found in cradle

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: A 2.5-year-old girl child was found in the cradle (panghura) installed outside the Mahant Gurbanta Dass School for Deaf and Dumb on Wednesday morning.

Confusion prevails during MC meeting

Confusion prevails during MC meeting

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Senior deputy mayor Tarsem Goyal and deputy mayor Gurinderpal Kaur Mangat on Wednesday walked out from the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting alleging that they had not been consulted on the agenda.

Dengue larvae: Health teams conduct raids

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Following the instructions of Civil Surgeon Dr HN Singh, health teams conduced checks at various places in the city for growth of dengue larvae.

Fish found dead in reservoir

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

MALOUT: After getting the report of fishes dying at the reservoir of the waterworks at Tharajwala village, a team of the district administration, led by Tehsildar, on Wednesday visited the village and took water samples from there.

Heat wave: Two die of high fever

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons died of high fever in Bathinda on Wednesday.

Steps to ensure girl students’ safety in schools

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

MALOUT: To ensure the security of girl students in government schools, the Education Department has asked all the school heads and district education officers (DEOs) to take some mandatory steps.

Six thefts reported from Ganesha Basti

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Six theft incidents have been reported in the Ganesha Basti area in the past 20 days.

Bhai Rupa village clash: 20 SAD workers booked for murder bid

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Phul police on Wednesday booked 20 SAD workers on the charge of attempt to murder in the incident pertaining to a clash with Congress workers during the Kangar Pati cooperative society election held two days ago at Bhai Rupa village in the district.

Defacement of public property goes on unabated in Malout

Defacement of public property goes on unabated in Malout

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

MALOUT: At a time when both the state and Central governments are working under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the defacement of public property is still going on with impunity here in Malout town.

RASHRTIYA BAL SWASTHYA KARYAKRAM

Only 25% children follow up treatment

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) seems to be lagging behind in the district when it comes to children following up preliminary examination with treatment.

Bike snatched after assault

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Four unidentified persons snatched a motorcycle by hitting a rod on the head of a person, a resident of Burj Dhelwa village near Tittarsar Gurdwara on the Bathinda-Maur road, on Tuesday evening.

Children’s Home a hope for these kids

Children’s Home a hope for these kids

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: For about a month Vimal has been staying at the Children’s Home as he has not been able to tell the whereabouts of his parents.

Four child labourers rescued from factory

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: As part of the ongoing Child Labour Eradication Week, various teams conducted surprise checks in the city.

Three women among five booked for extortion

14 Jun 2018 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Civil Lines police have booked a gang of five persons, including three women, for allegedly extorting money by threatening to implicate victims in false cases.

Man sets own house on fire

14 Jun 2018 | 1:07 AM

Malout: A man, upset over disputes with his wife, on Wednesday allegedly set his own house on fire at Patel Nagar here.

Rare gall bladder removal surgery performed on poor woman

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Reiterating its dedication towards providing better health facilities to the people of Punjab, doctors at the Civil Hospital here conducted a rare surgery removing two gall bladders from a 30-year-old poor woman patient.

Public hearing for expansion of IOC unit on June 20

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Public hearing for the expansion of the petroleum product storage capacity of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will be held at the main gate of its office at Phoos Mandi, Mansa Road, Bathinda, on June 20.

Shortage of officials hampers work in Muktsar district

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

MUKTSAR: The Muktsar district administration is these days grappling with a unique problem. Whenever the Deputy Commissioner goes on leave or attend a meeting in Chandigarh, there is no senior official to take the additional charge and manage the functioning of the administration.

7-yr-old theft case solved; nephew among 3 held

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: The police have solved a seven-year-old theft case by arresting three persons and recovering gold ornaments weighing 200 gm, Indian and foreign currency in lakhs, and .12 bore gun.

Produce of farmers sowing paddy before time will not be procured

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: On the directions of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of Punjab, Kahan Singh Pannu, the Director, Agriculture, Dr Jasbir Singh Bains, today convened a meeting with the block agriculture officers and other members of the field staff.

Anganwari workers meet minister, postpone plan for agitation

Anganwari workers meet minister, postpone plan for agitation

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Following a meeting with Punjab minister Aruna Chaudhary, members of the All India Anganwari Mulazim Union have announced that since they have been assured by the minister that their demands will be heeded, they have postponed their plan of sending a letter of their demands, written in blood to Aroosa Alam, a “friend” of CM Capt Amarinder Singh and also dropped their plan to start an indefinite hunger strike in favour of their demands.

Subordinate Services Union holds protest over demands

Subordinate Services Union holds protest over demands

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation staged a protest on Tuesday in Bathinda. Raising slogans against the state government, the protesters, working with different government departments, reiterated their demands and threatened that in case their demands were not heeded any time soon, they would intensify their stir.

Hot weather limits Badal’s public engagements

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

MALOUT: The prevailing hot weather has forced former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who never skipped public meetings while being present in his Lambi Assembly constituency, to change his schedule as well.

F&CC meeting: Projects worth crores to be tabled

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda is all set to table 37-item agenda during the meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee to be held on Wednesday.

MALPRACTICES IN ADMISSIONS

Varsity warns nursing colleges

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

FARIDKOT: After many aspiring girl students falling prey to the tactics of some private nursing colleges in the state, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) has warned all nursing colleges to desist from fleecing and exploiting innocent students.

13 of 94 food samples fail in mobile testing van

13 of 94 food samples fail in mobile testing van

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: The mobile testing van service has got a positive response as many residents are turning up to get their food items tested in the city. Food samples were tested at the Ajit road, Sirki Bazaar and near the city bus stand on Tuesday.

2 gangs of vehicle lifters busted, 9 held

2 gangs of vehicle lifters busted, 9 held

13 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: The city police have busted two gangs of vehicle lifters by arresting nine persons and recovering 25 two-wheelers from their possession. However, two accused are absconding.

Commission agent dies of drug overdose

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: A commission agent from Rama Mandi died of drug overdose. The Talwandi Sabo police have registered a case against four persons and have arrested three of them.

This village school has set benchmark

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

MALOUT: It sounds strange but true. This is Government Primary School, Gobind Nagar branch at Sarawan Bodla village here, where students from not only this village but from some neighbouring villages such as Kabarwala, Bhagwanpura and even Malout town are enrolled.

5 booked in 2 dowry cases

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked five persons in two dowry cases. A woman from Guru Ki Nagri area in the city has alleged in her complaint that her daughter Paramjit Kaur was married at Gholia Kalan village in Moga district and her in-laws harassed her for bringing less dowry at the time of her marriage.

First rain exposes tall claims of MC

First rain exposes tall claims of MC

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The 4.3 mm rainfall that the city received on Sunday evening led to waterlogging in various areas due to choked drains. The tall claims of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda and Triveni Company regarding desilting of drains have fallen flat in the first pre-monsoon showers.

SNIPPETS

Khushi clears JEE (Advanced)

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

Bathinda: Khushi from the city brought laurels as she secured AIR 3,113 in JEE (Advanced), the result of which was announced on Sunday.

Woman arrested with drug tablets

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA:A woman of Sangat village was arrested for possessing habit-forming drugs.

Ice-cream makers told to adhere to FSSAI guidelines

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The Health Department conducted a meeting with ice-cream makers in the city and instructed them to adhere to FSSAI standards for manufacturing.

Mandi Board reclaims encroached land

Mandi Board reclaims encroached land

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

MANSA: As part of the state government’s project of completion of widening, repairs and laying work of link roads in the state, a team of the Mandi Board, Mansa, on Monday reclaimed pieces of lands along the Sada Singh Wala-Kotli Kalan-Maur road by removing encroachments.

AAP leaders meet Dy Speaker

AAP leaders meet Dy Speaker

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

MALOUT: AAP leaders on Monday handed over a bottle of contaminated water to Deputy Speaker and MLA from Malout, Ajaib Singh Bhatti, at his residence in Bathinda, and demanded action of the state government in this regard.

Row over deputing teaching staff as BLOs

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

FARIDKOT: Deputing government school teachers as Block Level Officers (BLO) in election-related works has stirred a controversy.

Fund crunch haunts govt schoolsBETTER BATHINDA EDUCATION- IV

Fund crunch haunts govt schools

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: Shortage of rooms, shabby or insufficient number of toilets, dilapidated or absence of boundary walls and inadequate infrastructure – these are some of the problems that the government schools in the district are facing.

City judoka to represent country in Asian Games

City judoka to represent country in Asian Games

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: Harshdeep Singh (20), a city-based judoka, has been selected for the Asian Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Diarrhoea, heat stroke cases rise

12 Jun 2018 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: With summer season at its peak now, the Civil Hospital has started witnessing a number of patients affected with diarrhoea and heat stroke.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Stray dogs maul infant to death

Stray dogs maul infant to death

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a shocking incident, a one-and-a-half-year-old boy was mauled to death by stray dogs at a park in Sector 18-C here on Sunday. The victim has been identified as Ayush. Narrating the incident, the victim’s mother, Mamta, who works as a domestic help, said after leaving her four children in the park, she went to a house to clean utensils.

Diarrhoea panic in Mauli Jagran

Diarrhoea panic in Mauli Jagran

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panic spread in the Mauli Jagran area after residents complained of a diarrhoea outbreak due to contaminated drinking water.

Squall throws life out of gear

Squall throws life out of gear

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: A thunderstorm lasting 20 minutes threw life out of gear in Phase 6 here, uprooting over 30 trees, causing a 24-hour blackout and hitting the water supply, besides blocking certain roads.

Poor family has no time to mourn

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: “If you want to really do something, please bring my son back,” said Munder, Ayush’s father.

Child falls off third floor, dies

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A three-year-old girl reported died after falling from the third floor of a house in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, on Sunday.

City, Mohali water supply to be hit

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Due to urgent repair work at the 66 kV substation at the Kajauli waterworks, to be carried out by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on June 18 from 9 am to 3 pm, there will be no pumping of raw water from from the Kajauli waterworks to the Sector 39 waterworks.

Windowpanes of 4 cars smashed

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: In three incidents, windowpanes of four cars were reportedly smashed by unknown miscreants in different parts of the city on Saturday night.

SGGSC-26 committed to academic excellenceMISSION ADMISSION

SGGSC-26 committed to academic excellence

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Established in 1966, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (SGGSC) in Sector 26, a premier institute of Sikh Educational Society, is committed to academic excellence and a religio-cultural and social enhancement.

Caught in red tape, physiotherapy department at PGI sans ‘active’ head

Caught in red tape, physiotherapy department at PGI sans ‘active’ head

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The department of physiotherapy of the PGI seems to be caught in red tape.

Experts attend CMA networking meet

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than 90 industry experts attended the annual mega event and networking meet of the Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) organised here on Saturday.

Eye check-up camp organised

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown and Sanjivni Medical and Educational Trust organised a free eye check-up camp in the memory of Late Col Dr Jawahar Luthra.

51 achievers honoured

51 achievers honoured

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Government Houses Resident Welfare Society, Sector 22 (GH22-RWS), Chandigarh, honoured the young achievers of Classes X and XII for academic excellence during a function.

Child prodigy Jayantika spells magicART & CULTURE

Child prodigy Jayantika spells magic

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: An entrancing classical vocal spell by a Banaras-based 12-year-old girl, Jayantika Dey, 16-year-old Pariyanshu and their guru Pandit Devashish Dey light up the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi''s Parampara Concert, virtually sending the receptive audience into scintillating reverie at Tagore Theatre here on Sunday.

66 mm rain in 24 hrs; trees uprooted

66 mm rain in 24 hrs; trees uprooted

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: High velocity winds, coupled with a thunderstorm, lashed the tricity on Saturday night.

Panchkula town vending panel meeting tomorrow

Panchkula town vending panel meeting tomorrow

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula Municipal Corporation has decided to set up street vending zones at a distance of minimum 50 metres from roads in the city.

Vendors’ gardenREPORTER'S DIARY

Vendors’ garden

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

The scene outside the world famous Rock Garden has turned chaotic.

Four of family booked for preventing public servant from performing duty

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four persons of a family, including three women, were arrested by the Chandigarh Police for using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty.

CONSUMER FORUM: DEFICIENCY IN SERVICE

GMADA told to pay Rs 52.65-lakh relief

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: For delivering incomplete and poor quality apartments, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has been penalised by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Punjab.

Shaheed Udham Singh memorial to get a facelift

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: Shaheed Udham Singh memorial at Rauza Sharif here, which was in a poor state, is being renovated and beautified at the cost of Rs 5 lakh and the renovation work will be completed by June 30, said Kanwal Preet Brar, Deputy Commissioner, while talking to mediapersons after inspecting the ongoing work.

Residents allege misappropriation of funds by housing society officials

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: Members of Sherwood Estate, a housing society on the Landran-Chunni Road in Sector 113, and RKM Housing Limited on Sunday accused founders of the Sherwood Estate misappropriation of its members’ money by making false commitments.

Hit by train, man dies

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: A 27-year-old man dies after being hit by a train on the railway tracks near Amravati Enclave in Pinjore late on Friday evening.

Enforcement staff impound vehicle at car bazaar

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

The enforcement staff of the MC has impounded a car in Sector 7 here after it was put on sale by car dealers.

Two elderly men die in separate incidents

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: Two elderly men died in two separate incidents here on Sunday.

Burglars target locked house in Pinjore

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: Thieves targeted a locked house in Ratpur Colony in Pinjore and decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 3 lakh.

Residents build homes on govt land in Joginder Nagar

Residents build homes on govt land in Joginder Nagar

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:The Municipal Corporation Patiala has been once again caught on the wrong foot over inaction against encroachers on public land at the Joginder Nagar area.

NRI sets up hi-tech dairy farm in Nabha

NRI sets up hi-tech dairy farm in Nabha

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

NABHA:At a time when the Punjabi youth is migrating to other countries, an NRI left comfortable environs in Singapore to set up a high-tech dairy farm in Nabha.

Guava research centre at Wajidpur

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA: To promote diversification in agriculture to help farmers, the state government has decided to establish a Guava Research Estate is on 25 acre of land at village Wajidpur at a cost of Rs 4 cr.

Protest held against quota in promotions

Protest held against quota in promotions

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA: The Punjab General Category Welfare Federation and the All India Equality Forum on Sunday organised a protest against giving reservation in promotions to Scheduled caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) employees.

University to launch online admission portal

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA: Punjabi University is all set to launch an online admission portal for admission to affiliated colleges of the University.

Maternal mortality rate in state 9% less than national avg

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA: Punjab has shown a decline in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) by 13.47 per cent which is almost 9 per cent lower than the national MMR in 2014-16.

Wake up, link performance with payCOMMENT

Wake up, link performance with pay

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

GOVERNMENT Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 38 (West), has a pass percentage of just 7.94 in Class X, the worst among government schools in Chandigarh.

OPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Not only teachers, onus lies on Admn & students too

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

At present, a teacher is just a tool to implement government policies. Government teachers across the city have been given non-academic works.

Much ado about nothingHAVE YOUR SAY

Much ado about nothing

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

Apropos the news report ''Credit war between P’kula MLA, Mayor" (Chandigarh Tribune, June 17), it was intriguing to learn that a credit war has already begun between the local MLA and the Mayor despite the fact that the Haryana Government is yet to give its approval for the shifting of the garbage dumping ground from Sector 23 to Bhanu village.

City set for rugby 7s nationals

City set for rugby 7s nationals

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Rugby will make its presence felt in the city during the 6th Senior National Rugby Sevens Championship at Panjab University grounds from June 22 to 24.

First-ever open swimming championship from July 7

First-ever open swimming championship from July 7

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The first SAI Sports Chandigarh Open Swimming Championship will be held at the Sector 23 all-weather swimming pool on July 7-8.

Adarsh bags two gold medals, Anjum finishes third

Adarsh bags two gold medals, Anjum finishes third

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

NEW DELHI:Haryana's Adarsh Singh claimed two more gold medals as he emerged triumphant in the men's 25m standard pistol senior and junior category while Mehuli Ghosh shot 632.

SPORTS BRIEF

Cricket trials on June 20

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated to Haryana, will organise trials to select the senior team at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, on June 20 (7am).

SNIPPETS

Man held for snatching mobile

18 Jun 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: A 36-year-old man has been arrested by the police for snatching a mobile phone from a woman.

Govt’s tall claims proved hollowHAVE YOUR SAY

Govt’s tall claims proved hollow

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Residents of Sector 70, Mohali, are facing an acute water shortage despite the loud claims of the government of making Mohali a smart city.

BRIEFLY

Minor vehicle lifter nabbed

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Panchkula: The Panchkula police nabbed a vehicle lifter here. According to the police, the accused, who was 14-year-old, was caught during a naka at the Nada Sahib bridge.

Entire canal lining section staff shifted to Mines Dept

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PATIALA:In a major decision, the Punjab Government has shifted entire canal lining section of the Irrigation Department to the newly constituted Department of Mines and Geology.

Nehra’s aides sent to judicial custody

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

MOHALI:As the Mohali police failed to extract any substantial information from the five arrested Sampat Nehra gang members during the three-day police remand, they were sent to judicial custody by a court on Saturday.

Youth killed in road mishap

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PATIALA:A 25-year-old youth riding pillion on a bike died on the spot while his cousin driving the bike sustained serious injuries in a road accident near Banur on Friday.

23-yr-old woman set on fire

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

NABHA:In a shocking incident, a 23-year-old woman of Chhajubhat village was set on fire allegedly by her in-laws on Saturday.

Rain lashes city; dust blanket vanishes

Rain lashes city; dust blanket vanishes

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PATIALA:On Saturday morning, rain brought respite from the dust that had enveloped the city for the past a couple of days.

City boys crash, Ludhiana in semis

City boys crash, Ludhiana in semis

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh batsmen failed to capitalise on a decent show by its bowlers and gave away a small but crucial two-run first-innings lead to the hosts Ludhiana on the second and final day of their Punjab Inter-District U-23 Cricket Championship match at the PAU grounds on Saturday to return with a single point and bow out of the competition.

Adopt zero-discharge tech, drug unit told

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

DERA BASSI:A major step has been taken to make the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) drive to make drugs manufacturing units in Dera Bassi pollution-free a success.

Lawyer granted bail in GMCH-32 firing case

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court on Saturday granted bail to an advocate who was arrested on June 3 for allegedly firing inthe air at the GMCH-32, Chandigarh.

Car stolen from Dera Bassi

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Dera Bassi: Some unidentified persons stole a car from Gulmohar City, Dera Bassi, on Friday. The incident came to light on Saturday morning when car owner Deepshikha found that her car was missing from its parking place.

13-yr-old dog-bite victim discharged from hospital

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:After a week-long treatment, the 13-year-old dog-bite victim, Amit, was discharged form the hospital on Friday.

Mayor slams MC Commissioner

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PANCHKULA:Panchkula Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia has criticised the Panchkula MC Commissioner’s move to sprinkle water through fire engines in the city to settle down the dust in the past two days.

Youth dies in mishap

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PATIALA:A 25-year old youth riding pillion on a motorcycle died on the spot while his cousin who was riding the bike sustained serious injuries in a road accident near Banur on Friday.

Babla slams Mayor’s decision to hold public darbar at BJP office

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Opposition leader in the Municipal Corporation House Devinder Singh Babla has slammed the decision of Mayor Davesh Moudgil of holding public darbar at the BJP office instead of the MC office.

Sampat Nehra’s aides sent to judicial custody

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

MOHALI:As the Mohali police failed to extract any substantial information from the five arrested Sampat Nehra gang members during the three-day police remand, they were sent to judicial custody by a court on Saturday.

Plaint filed with PMO against MC CSI’s reappointment

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A city-based advocate has filed a complaint with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) against rehiring of former chief sanitary inspector (CSI) two months after his retirement through outsourcing by giving him promotion as health supervisor in the Municipal Corporation.

Intervene in getting funds for MC, Mayor to UT Administrator

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mayor Davesh Moudgil and a delegation of nominated councillors met UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, requesting him to intervene in releasing sufficient funds to the Municipal Corporation (MC) to enable it to carry on its development projects more effectively.

61 institutions owe  Rs 4 cr to MC, notices issuedPROPERTY TAX

61 institutions owe Rs 4 cr to MC, notices issued

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:From schools, temples and bhawans to dharmshalas, there are around 61 institutions on which the Municipal Corporation has served notices for not paying the property tax.

A musical treat at Tagore Theatre

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The splendour of traditional music of seven states came alive as ten young prodigious female singers and dancers presented a bonanza of folk and ritual songs, ‘Lasya Wow Womania’, at Tagore Theatre here on Saturday.

Sector 21 residents face frequent power outages

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The residents of Sector 21 have been facing frequent power cuts for the past one week.

FOSWAC members meet ADC, discuss their problems

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of the Federation of Sectors Welfare Association (FOSWAC) raised various issues before Additional Deputy Commissioner Sachin Rana in a meeting held at the Community Centre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

AKSIPS-41SCHOOL NOTES

AKSIPS-41

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Chandigarh: A 15-day performing arts and sports camp was organised at AKSIPS-41 Smart School.

Blood donation camps held

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:A total of 70 persons donated blood at a blood donation camp organised at the arrival gate of the Chandigarh International Airport here on Friday.

Credit war between P’kula MLA, MayorSHIFTING DUMPING GROUND

Credit war between P’kula MLA, Mayor

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

PANCHKULA:While the Haryana Government is yet to give its approval for the shifting of the garbage dumping ground from Sector 23 to Bhanu village, a credit war has already begun between the local MLA and the Mayor.

Growth of PGGC-11  continues apaceMISSION ADMISSION

Growth of PGGC-11 continues apace

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, Chandigarh, is as old and as young as the City Beautiful.

Domestic help hangs self in Mohali

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

Mohali: A 23-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Phase 3B1 on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Nikku, who had been working as domestic help for the past 18 years.

IIT Kanpur to conduct air quality study in city

IIT Kanpur to conduct air quality study in city

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:After Chandigarh witnessed air pollution at record high in the past two days, the UT Administration has decided to get a fresh study on the city’s air quality conducted from the experts of IIT Kanpur, who are already conducting a similar study in Delhi with the support of the Union Government.

Water supply to be hit in Chandigarh

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Water supply will be affected in the city due to repairs at the Kajauli waterworks on June 18 and 19.

Finally, skies open up

Finally, skies open up

17 Jun 2018 | 1:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Rain has brought much-needed respite from a thick haze of dust and pollution that had enveloped the tricity for the past two days.

Air connectivity restored in Chandigarh after two days

Air connectivity restored in Chandigarh after two days

16 Jun 2018 | 11:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: To-and-fro air connectivity in Chandigarh was restored on Saturday after two days of partial suspension owing to a thick haze of dust and pollution that reduced the visibility in the region, an airport official said.

NCC commander inspects city’s Air Squadron

NCC commander inspects city’s Air Squadron

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two cadets from NCC’s No.1 Chandigarh Air Squadron have been selected to join the Army as commissioned officers during the current training year.

Haryana skaters shineSPORTS BRIEF

Haryana skaters shine

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh: Haryana skaters claimed three titles on the concluding day of the Federation Cup, which was organised by the Roller Skating Federation of India, here on Friday. In the men’s quads event, Haryana beat hosts Chandigarh in the final, while in the women’s title clash, the side got the better of Telangana.

Monarch, Treyaksh shine with bat

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Monarch Goel and Treyaksh Bali hit half-centuries to help hosts Chandigarh pile 266 runs on the opening day of their Haryana U-23 Inter-District Cricket Championship match against Kurukshetra at the Mahajan Sports Ground in Mani Majra on Friday.

Arpit puts city in control

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A six-wicket haul by off-spinner Arpit Singh helped Chandigarh restrict hosts Ludhiana to 247 runs in their first innings in a Punjab Inter-District U-23 Cricket Championship match at the PAU grounds on Friday.

Calvin, Sharannya stumble

Calvin, Sharannya stumble

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: City lad Calvin Golmei stumbled on the last hurdle as he bowed 3-6 1-6 to top seed Ishaque Eqbal of West Bengal in the CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship final at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Friday.

SP (Vigilance) transferred, three IPS officers to join soon

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after the UT DGP was transferred from Chandigarh, Eish Singhal, a 2010-AGMUT-cadre IPS officer who was presently posted as the SP (Headquarters and Vigilance), was transferred from the city.

UT gets two new IAS officers

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two new IAS officers of the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Mizoram Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre will join the Chandigarh Administration.

BRIEFLY

Hit by vehicle, pedestrian dies

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

Chamkaur Sahib: A 24-year-old resident of nearby Shatabgarh village was killed and another sustained serious injuries when an unidentified vehicle hit them on Nilon road here on Friday.

32-year-old injured in road mishap

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A-32-year-old man sustained injuries after the canter he was driving rammed into a truck, parked near Aashirwad Palace on the Zirakpur-Panchkula stretch.

Immoral trafficking: Four girls among six nabbed

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Zirakpur police booked six persons, including four girls, under the Immoral Trafficking Act after arresting them from a Royal City Hotel in Zirakpur on Thursday.

Strengthen transport systemHAVE YOUR SAY

Strengthen transport system

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

The mode of transportation in Zirakpur is either auto-rickshaws or the cab service by Uber and Ola.

Uber driver held for harassing girl

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: An Uber cab driver has been arrested for allegedly harassing a girl, who had once booked the cab through the company.

Court rejects petition against former Haryana IG

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has dismissed a petition demanding criminal proceedings against former Haryana Inspector General of Prisons BS Sandhu.

At 420 MW, city power demand all-time high

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The power demand spiked to 420 MW amid hot and humid weather conditions on Thursday, which is the all-time high so far.

Gas distribution bidding round roadshow held

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) organised its 13th roadshow for ninth city gas distribution (CGD) bidding round here on Friday.

Suicide: Wife, in-laws, woman cop booked on abetment charge

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Almost a week after a 32-year-old man allegedly committed suicide and blamed his wife, in-laws and a woman head constable of the Panchkula police for harassing him, the UT police registered a case of abetment of suicide.

Sector 41 gets open-air gym

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Davesh Moudgil on Friday inaugurated an open-air gym at the Multipurpose Complex in Sector 41 here.

Man booked for molesting minor

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Mauli Jagran resident has been booked by the UT police for outraging the modesty of a minor girl.

Badnore: Introduce electric buses in city

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Administrator and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore has asked the Transport Department to introduce electric buses in the city at the earliest.

Farmer alleges ‘land grab’ by jail superintendent

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

NABHA:Ajaib Singh, a farmer from Kakrala village, has alleged that the superintendent of the open agriculture jail was trying to grab his agriculture land by installing cemented pillars.

Demand for first aid training centre

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PATIALA:To further improve first aid training programme and involve more people in such trainings, the Society for People's Welfare and Awareness Patiala (SPWAP), a Patiala-based NGO, has demanded from the state government to construct a state-of-the-art first aid training centre in Patiala.

Punjabi varsity signs pact with UNBC, Canada

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PATIALA:Prof BS Ghuman, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) for students and faculty exchange programmes.

Health Dept collects samples of food items

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PATIALA:Teams of the Health Department raided various areas in the city on Friday taking samples of various food items.

ASHA workers want services regularised

ASHA workers want services regularised

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PATIALA:A large number of ASHA workers carried out a protest march in support of their demands, here on Friday.

Stepfather booked for stabbing 7-yr-old boy

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Four days after a seven-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed with knife at Dhakoli, the police here on Thursday booked his stepfather Guddu and Satbir, a construction worker, for attempt to murder.

Biomedical waste segregation on the cards

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

MOHALI: The Municipal Corporation is ambitiously preparing for segregation of biomedical waste at source even as its solid waste segregation scheme has been a failure in spite of being launched twice and reducing the prices of different-coloured bins.

Stalled works: Cong men, Akalis play blame gameMOHALI MC HOUSE MEETING

Stalled works: Cong men, Akalis play blame game

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

MOHALI: Tempers ran high as councillors blamed each other’s party for the halted development works during the Municipal Corporation House meeting here on Friday.

Court orders stay on sealing of liquor vends in P’kula till June 20

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PANCHKULA: A local court here on Friday ordered status quo till the next date of hearing on the MC’s notice to seal liquor vends in the town over land rent dues.

Bike-borne robbers take away car in Panchkula

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

PANCHKULA: A Swift car was taken away at gunpoint by three armed robbers near the road separating Sectors 27 and 28 here on Thursday night.

Legal services authority rescues elderly man in Sector 23

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) rescued an elderly man who was lying unattended in Sector 23.

Attack on singers: Police probe role of Sampat Nehra gang

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

Chandigarh: Having arrested five members of the Sampat Nehra gang, the Mohali police are probing their role in the attacks on singers in the recent past.

3 mobiles recovered from Burail jail inmate

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Burial jail authorities on Friday recovered three mobile phones and SIM cards from the barrack of Rajan Bhatti, a notorious criminal.

Play highlights issues in Kashmir

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The three-day Jammu and Kashmir festival, organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, and the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi (CSNA), concluded with a meaningful Hindi play ,‘Final Solutions’, by Samooh Theatre group from Jammu at Tagore Theatre here on Friday.

SCHOOL NOTES

Summer camp ends

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

Panchkula: The summer camp at SMD Little Champ Smart School in Sector 2, Panchkula, has concluded.

College teachers oppose report on PU governance reforms

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh chapter of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) opposed the report on governance reforms in Panjab University (PU) on Friday

Over 100 get jobs at fair

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

DERA BASSI: A job fair was organised by the Sri Sukhmani Group of Institutions (SSGI), Dera Bassi, which included more than 400 aspirants.

Affiliated colleges in city, Punjab costlier than PU

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Every year, the Panjab University (PU) authorities face a lot of resistance while enhancing the fee for various courses, either by Senators or students’ unions, and with this, the PU continues to face fund crunch.

HC notice to CBSE over Class X student’s plea

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: A vacation Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education on a petition filed by a Class X student, who had claimed that her attempts to apply for the verification of marks within the deadline were unsuccessful as the website was unresponsive.

Poor visibility grounds 27 flights, Shimla heli-taxi

Poor visibility grounds 27 flights, Shimla heli-taxi

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

MOHALI: As many as 27 of the 30 flights were cancelled on Friday owing to poor visibility caused by dust and haze at the international airport here.

City air pollution at record high

City air pollution at record high

16 Jun 2018 | 2:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: As dust continued to envelop the region for the second day, Chandigarh witnessed the highest-ever concentration of PM2.5, a pollutant which is so fine that it can reach our lungs directly and then the blood system, both on June 14 and 15.

Dust blankets Punjab, Haryana; Chandigarh airport remains shut

Dust blankets Punjab, Haryana; Chandigarh airport remains shut

15 Jun 2018 | 3:02 PM

CHANDIGARH: All national and international flights from the Chandigarh International Airport remained suspended on Friday, the second day, owing to low visibility due to dust, officials said.

BRIEFLY

Woman loses Rs 27,000 in fraud

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Panchkula: A Sector 11 resident woman here was duped of Rs 27,000. According to information, complainant Sonam received a phone call at 11.45 am from an unknown number and a person on the other side started talking about her bank details.

SBI duped of Rs20.80 lakh

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PANCHKULA: Five fraudsters, including three women and a jeweller, duped the State Bank of India (SBI) of Rs 20.80 lakh by taking a loan against fake gold.

BRIEFLY: SPORTS

Cricket trials tomorrow

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Cricket Tennis Ball Association, affiliated to Tennis Ball Cricket Federation of India, will conduct trials to select the city team for the All India Tennis Ball Cricket Championship to be held at Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, from June 21, at Joy land Montessori School, Sector 38, on June 16.

Abhishek, Pardeep aid Coaching Centre

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Chandigarh: An all-round display by Abhishek and Pardeep helped Coaching Centre, Sector 16, beat Saupin’s School, Sector 32, by four wickets in the ongoing inter-school cricket championship at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, here on Thursday.

Archery c’ship postponed

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Chandigarh: The Sports Department on Thursday postponed the three-day archery championship, which was scheduled to be held at the Lake Sports Complex here from June 20, till further notification.

6 new badminton courts at Sector 43 Sports Complex

6 new badminton courts at Sector 43 Sports Complex

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:Six new Hova badminton courts have been installed at the Sector 43 Sports Complex here to help city shuttlers train in an effective manner.

Calvin upsets Sunil, seals a spot in final

Calvin upsets Sunil, seals a spot in final

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:City lad Calvin Golmei upset eighth seed Sunil Malik of Haryana in straight sets on a sultry afternoon at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Thursday to march into the men’s final in CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship.

Tough US Open debut for Shubhankar

Tough US Open debut for Shubhankar

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

NEW YORK:India’s Shubhankar Sharma carded a 4-over 74 in the opening round of the US Open here on Thursday and was tied 81 with some of the players yet to return to the hut.

Grievances meet held at First Commandant IRB

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:The Sexual Harassment Internal Complaint Committee of the police force held a meeting at the First Commandant Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) Patiala here on Thursday.

150-year-old Sanskrit college in neglect

150-year-old Sanskrit college in neglect

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:Though the Central Government’s efforts to revive the sacred language, Sanskrit, are being applauded in many quarters, 150-year-old Government Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, here in Patiala, has been lying in a state of neglect.

Cong protests against rising fuel prices

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

NABHA:Members of the rural wing of the Congress in this block burnt the effigy of the Modi government at Dhingi and Dulladi villages in protest against the rising fuel prices and anti-people policies of the Central Government.

Man jumps into Bhakra canal, dies

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:A retired government employee committed suicide by jumping into the Bhakra canal.

Increasing vehicles on city roads a cause of concern

Increasing vehicles on city roads a cause of concern

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PATIALA:The royal city of Patiala, which was once known for its grandeur and considered to be amongst the most peaceful and less congested places in the state due to the absence of any major industrial sector, is growing at a fast pace as far as the vehicular traffic is concerned.

4 of immigration firms booked for fraud

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Four persons associated with two immigration firms have been booked on a charge of fraud.

Youth falls off 6th floor, dies

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

DERA BASSI: A 20-year-old youth died after he fell off the sixth floor of a building here on Thursday.

Implement court order, govt told

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

Mohali: Shyam Lal Sharma and Satnam Singh Dhami from the General Categories Welfare Federation said the state government had not issued any instructions to implement a court judgment vide which reservation in promotion was scrapped.

Workshop on e-way bill system

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) under its Mohali zone council organised a workshop on e-way bill implementation under the GST in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Two Rajasthan men held with 5-kg opium

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: The special task force (STF) of the local police has arrested two Rajasthan residents after five kg of opium was recovered from them.

Two stabbed at Mani Majra

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two persons were stabbed at New Indira Colony in Mani Majra here on Thursday night.

50-year-old ends his life in Sec 25

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 50-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his house in Sector 25 here on Thursday.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Maintain flow of traffic

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

VAIBHAV GOYAL:As the mercury has gone up, more and more people are holding chhabeels in the city.

HOUSING PROJECT

Consultant submits plan to CHB

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: People will have an opportunity to own a house at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technical Park (IT Park) as the consultant hired by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has submitted a plan for the construction of 1,130 flats.

CHB officials spar over corruption charges

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board witnessed another fight between its officers.

Mohali MC not to discuss water tariff in House meeting today

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: The issue of water tariff will not be taken up during the MC General House on Friday.

Collision between trucks leads to traffic jam

Collision between trucks leads to traffic jam

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

DERA BASSI: Traffic was disrupted on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway due to an accident involving two trucks near the Dera Bassi flyover on Thursday morning.

Residents block road over power cuts

Residents block road over power cuts

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Irked over unprecedented power cuts, residents of AKS Colony on Thursday night blocked the Zirakpur- Patiala road for over an hour, causing inconvenience to commuters.

Thieves strike at two flats in Dera Bassi

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

DERA BASSI: Thieves struck at two flats in ATS, a housing society, Dera Bassi and decamped with jewellery and other valuables worth of lakhs of rupees.

WATER SCARCITY

Councillors threaten to stage dharna against sewerage board

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

ROPAR: SAD-BJP councillors and municipal council president Paramjit Singh Makkar on Thursday threatened to stage a dhrana against the Water Supply and Sewerage Board for allegedly not supplying adequate potable water to local residents in the absence of a vertical shaft in the Bhakra canal.

Solve sewage problem in Zirakpur, MC tells HUDA

Solve sewage problem in Zirakpur, MC tells HUDA

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Municipal Council on Thursday sought the intervention of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to address the issue of accumulation of dirty water in MS Enclave, Dhakoli.

BJP candidate loses market panel election

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sunil Gupta of the BJP lost to Sukhvinder Singh Kala of the Congress in the election to the post of vice-chairman of the Market Committee here.

Gian Sagar Trust chairman booked in cheating case

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The chairman of Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, Banur, has been booked for cheating the employees of Gian Sagar Dental College.

SSP, SHO get notice for non-compliance

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court on Thursday issued contempt notices to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), UT, and the SHO, Industrial Area police station, for failing to comply with its order to register a cheating case against the owners of Paara, a night club at Centra Mall here.

Nehra gave phones to members of Bishnoi gang in Ambala jail

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PANCHKULA: Gangster Sampat Nehra, who is in the custody of Haryana special task force (STF), had provided mobile phone to another gangster Deepak Kumar before freeing him from the clutches of cops at a hospital here on June 17 last year.

Army man led Nehra gang after gangster’s arrest

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: Following gangster Sampat Nehra’s arrest, Naik Dinesh Kumar was leading the gang.

Ek aur Birbal resurrects hero from history

Ek aur Birbal resurrects hero from history

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Vemedh Rangmanch, Jammu, staged a play ‘Ek aur Birbal’ on the day two of the ongoing Jammu and Kashmir theatre festival, organised by the NZCC Patiala and the CSNA, at Tagore Theatre here on Thursday.

PU scholar gets Newton-Bhabha PhD placement

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shelja Sharma, a PhD research scholar from the Department of Chemistry, Panjab University (PU), bagged the Newton-Bhabha PhD placement 2017-2018, as per the results declared by the British Council.

70 attend lecture on science

70 attend lecture on science

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Vigyan Parishad, which is a chapter of the National Academy of Sciences, India, and the Department of Mathematics, Panjab University (PU), arranged a lecture on ‘Shadows of Science and Vigyan’ here on Thursday.

Badnore inaugurates blood donation camps

Badnore inaugurates blood donation camps

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, marked World Blood Donor Day on Thursday by organising blood a donation camp at the Punjab Raj Bhawan in the state-of-art ‘blood mobile van’.

NIPER Registrar PJP Waraich suspended

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Registrar of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, Wing Cdr PJP Singh Waraich (retd), has been placed under suspension.

No coaching during school hours

No coaching during school hours

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The private coaching institutes in the UT will not be allowed to hold classes during school hours — 8 am to 3 pm — as Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi has recently issued an order in this regard, under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code or CrPC.

Late IT return lands Shimla man in jail

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Filing income tax return late has cost a Shimla resident dear as he was sent to three months in jail for the offence.

E-RICKSHAW PROJECT

Trail mail fails to mollify senator as PU refutes irregularities

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore to send a reply to Panjab University (PU) senator Prof Rajesh Gill regarding her complaint about allegations of corruption in the e-rickshaw project on campus.

In draw of lots, 753 allotted plots at IT City in Mohali

In draw of lots, 753 allotted plots at IT City in Mohali

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: In a draw of lots, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) allotted 753 residential plots at IT City on Thursday.

Rape victim’s newborn dies

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The newborn of a 15-year-old rape victim died at the GMCH, Sector 32, on Wednesday night.

Cop hit by biker, hurt

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Head Constable was injured after a motorcyclist hit him while he was on duty at the Sector 14/15 light point on Wednesday.

Beniwal to be new UT police chief

Beniwal to be new UT police chief

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sanjay Beniwal, a 1989-batch IPS officer, will be the new UT police chief with TS Luthra, a 1990-batch IPS officer who is at present the UT DGP, being transferred after serving the city for two years and three months.

Toys worth Rs 1 cr reduced to ashes

Toys worth Rs 1 cr reduced to ashes

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Toys worth more than Rs 1 crore were destroyed in a fire that broke out in the basement of SCO 1108-1109 in Sector 22 in the wee hours of Thursday.

MC to convert 73 lots in city into paid parking

MC to convert 73 lots in city into paid parking

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Facing a financial crisis, the local Municipal Corporation has started the process to convert all 73 non-paid parking lots in the city into paid ones.

4,000 air passengers hit, given refund

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

MOHALI: All 32 flights, including three international, arriving at and departing from the Chandigarh international airport were cancelled on Thursday due to poor visibility caused by dusty weather.

Dust envelops tricity, grounds all 32 flights

Dust envelops tricity, grounds all 32 flights

15 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The local Met Department has said dust will continue to envelop the tricity till Friday night. It has predicted rain either on June 15 or 16, which will dissipate the dust.

Dust blankets region; day temperature comes down

Dust blankets region; day temperature comes down

14 Jun 2018 | 5:08 PM

CHANDIGARH: Owing to winds from Rajasthan, which has experienced a dust storm, an envelope of dust has engulfed Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.

Newborn of 15-yr-old rape victim dies a day after delivery in Chandigarh

Newborn of 15-yr-old rape victim dies a day after delivery in Chandigarh

14 Jun 2018 | 5:55 PM

CHANDIGARH: A newborn child of a 15-year-old rape victim died at GMCH-32 on Thursday. The victim had given birth to a premature baby in the seventh month of her pregnancy through C-section on Tuesday.

Sanjay Bainiwal to be new Chandigarh DGP

14 Jun 2018 | 7:48 PM

CHANDIGARH: Sanjay Bainiwal, a 1989-batch IPS officer, will be the new DGP of Chandigarh, replacing Tejendra Singh Luthra, a Union Home Ministry order said.

Dusty weather leads to flight cancellations at Chandigarh airport

Dusty weather leads to flight cancellations at Chandigarh airport

14 Jun 2018 | 2:33 PM

CHANDIGARH: Low visibility due to dusty weather led to cancellations of flights at the Chandigarh Airport on Thursday. The situation is likely to improve by Friday afternoon.

Expect rain on June 15, 16

Expect rain on June 15, 16

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Met Department has predicted rain on June 15 night or June 16 due to approaching western disturbances. “From June 15 to June 17, thunderstorms with gusty winds are predicted,” said Surender Paul, Director, Met Department, Chandigarh.

Will raise child as our own, says rape survivor’s mom

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: He is part of our family. We will not offer him for adoption. This was stated by the mother of a 16-year-old girl, a rape survivor who gave birth to a baby boy in the seventh month of pregnancy at the GMCH, Sector 32, on Tuesday.

Daddy, you’re gone, but still around

Daddy, you’re gone, but still around

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

June 17, Father’s Day, coincides with my father’s third death anniversary. As the world celebrates, for me, it marks the day when I moved on from ‘I love my father’ to ‘I miss my father’.

Chaos at railway stationHAVE YOUR SAY

Chaos at railway station

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

I am a resident of Sector 47-C. This morning, I visited the Chandigarh railway station to receive my mother. There was a complete mismanagement at the station. There was a chaos of vehicles and pedestrians walking and running all around.

About Sept 26, 1959, in Sector 20

About Sept 26, 1959, in Sector 20

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

The year was 1959. Chandigarh, the new capital of Punjab, was still at a nascent stage. Many sectors were under development. Sector 20 was one such sector. On being allotted a government quarter in Sector 20-D, I shifted to the new premises in August of the year.

18 held for gambling

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

Zirakpur: As many as 18 persons have been arrested for gambling and recovered Rs 1.9 lakh from their possession. Officials of the CIA wing, Mohali, said on a tip-off, they conducted a raid in the basement of a shop at Rampur Kalan village near Zirakpur and nabbed the accused red-handed while they were gambling. A pack of cards and Rs 1.9 lakh in cash were recovered from them.

Paddy residue set afire, villagers shocked

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NABHA:Farmers of Kallar Majri in the subdivision were in a state of shock as paddy residue kept at a distance from the village was set on fire by some unscrupulous persons on Wednesday afternoon.

Nabha bus terminal cries for attention

Nabha bus terminal cries for attention

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NABHA:The local bus terminal here is crying for attention as it lacks basic facilities.

Artificially ripened fruits: Health officials act tough against vendors

Artificially ripened fruits: Health officials act tough against vendors

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The Health Department and district administration jointly conducted raids on more than 200 fruit vendors here on Wednesday.

Pbi varsity profs move HC, seek re-employment

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University professors, who are retiring on June 30, have moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding re-employment.

PPS, Nabha, gets award

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NABHA:Punjab Public School (PPS) was awarded the Great Place for Study certification by UK-based Gobal League Institute during a ceremony held at the House of Commons in London recently.

SAD worker’s son shoots self to death

SAD worker’s son shoots self to death

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The son of an Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) worker allegedly shot himself at his residence situated on the Bhadson road here on Wednesday.

PSPCL initiates scheme for farmers to save water

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) chairman-cum-managing director (CMD), Er Baldev Singh Sran, on Wednesday said the PSPCL had started implementing a pilot project of direct benefit transfer for electricity to agricultural consumers under the ‘Paani Bachoo, Paise Kamao’ scheme.

Scribe held for duping youths

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The police have arrested a woman, who claims to be a journalist, for duping youths on the pretext of providing jobs to them.

PIT bags only Rs 2.80 crore from auction of properties

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Improvement Trust (PIT) held an auction of 86 properties here on Wednesday.

No badminton coach for Sec 34 complex from July 1

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:There seems to be no end to the UT Sports Department’s troubles when it comes to managing the newly-built indoor sports complexes in the city.

Ajay, Nithya shown the door

Ajay, Nithya shown the door

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:It was a day of upsets in the CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship as unranked players prevailed over their seeded counterparts at the CLTA Complex Sector 10, here on Wednesday.

Camp held for yoga enthusiasts

Camp held for yoga enthusiasts

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ahead of the upcoming International Yoga Day, a yoga awareness and ayurveda camp is being held at the Government College of Yoga Education and Health, Sector 23, here.

Abhishek shines with ball

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:A fine bowling display by Abhishek helped Chandigarh boys gain a 63-run first innings lead against Ambala and earn three points in their opening match of the Haryana Inter-District U-19 Cricket Championship at the Mahajan Ground, Mani Majra, on Wednesday.

Dinner with Els fires up ShubhankarUS OPEN

Dinner with Els fires up Shubhankar

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW YORK:Subhankar Sharma was all fired up after attending a dinner hosted by Ernie Els, the captain for the 2019 Presidents Cup, and looked desperate to produce a fine show at the US Open, which tees off at the Shinnecock Hills tomorrow.

Bhagmender puts city on top

Bhagmender puts city on top

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bhagmender Singh claimed a fifer as Chandigarh restricted visitors Amritsar to 310 runs in their first innings and gained a vital 29-run lead to earn three points from their Punjab Inter-District U-23 Cricket Championship match at the Sector 16 stadium here on Wednesday.

Your candle burned out, your legend never did

Your candle burned out, your legend never did

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

It was an unusually windy Thursday evening in April when the call for a candle march at Sukhna Lake stirred me out of my evening siesta after school.

Light & shade? It’s also about rules at traffic lightsBROAD STROKES

Light & shade? It’s also about rules at traffic lights

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

How many times have you noticed a road habit that is so unique to Chandigarh? Two-wheeler riders and motorists have a penchant for parking their vehicles in the shade of the nearest tree at a traffic light even if it is some distance away to stay away from the hot summer sun.

BRIEFLY

Body found

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

Lalru: An unidentified body of a man in his mid-40s was found at the rear side of a factory near Kurli village here on Wednesday.

Class XII student booked on abduction charge

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

KHARAR:The police have registered a case against a Class XII student under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC and the POCSO Act-2012 for kidnapping a minor girl of Kharar.

2 weeks on, no action on mining officer’s complaint against Industries Dept GM

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:Over two weeks have passed since District Mining Officer Simarpreet Kaur Dhillon lodged a complaint against General Manager of the Industries Department of misbehaving and abusing her, but no case has been registered.

Centre awards PUDA chief administrator for innovative mobile app

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday awarded Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) and Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) Chief Administrator Ravi Bhagat for his innovation to develop a mobile application to track unauthorised constructions and colonies in the state.

Shops selling fertilisers, seeds checked in Kharar

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:A team of the Agriculture Department raided shops selling seeds, pesticides and fertilisers to ensure that farmers would get quality products.

Sewage overflow troubles residents

Sewage overflow troubles residents

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The road leading towards MS Enclave, Dhakoli, here, has turned into a pool of dirty water due to overflowing sewage.

Tricity traffic officials talk of coordination

Tricity traffic officials talk of coordination

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:To strengthen the traffic wings in the tricity, an inter-state coordination meeting was held at the Chandigarh Police headquarters in Sector 9 here on Wednesday.

Bitcoin scam: Accused denied bail to attend brother’s wedding

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court on Wednesday denied interim bail to an accused of the Bitcoin ponzi scam.

Thieves flee with batteries of two cars parked in Sector15

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:In yet another incident of battery theft, two cars were targeted in Sector 15 here on Tuesday night.

Woman among three held in drug cases

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three persons, including a woman, were arrested under the NDPS Act from different parts of the city on Tuesday.

MC staff give cycle-only order the go-by

MC staff give cycle-only order the go-by

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:It seems the zeal and passion of MC employees for pedalling their way to office on Wednesdays has died out.

Two girls found begging in Mohali, rescued

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:The District Child Protection Unit conducted a raid against child begging and rescued two girls who were seeking alms.

UT top officials played with Sports Council funds: Audit

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:From the Governor’s House to top UT officials, all got sports equipment purchased with Chandigarh Sports Council funds.

ASSAULT CASE

Charges framed against FOSWAC president Bittu

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court framed charges against FOSWAC president BS Bittu and four others in an assault case.

UT cop’s car taken away at gunpoint in Panipat

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PANIPAT:Two persons snatched a UT cop’s car at gunpoint near an engineering college in the Israna area on the Rohtak road here late on Wednesday evening.

Affordable housing: CHB seeks 100 acres from UT

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration has sought permission of the Ministry of Home to provide around 100 acres to the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) on subsidised rates so that affordable houses could be made available to city residents under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

SCERT newsletter released

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:BL Sharma, Education Secretary, released the annual newsletter ‘SCERT Sandesh’ of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) here on Wednesday.

PU reforms: Representation of colleges in Academic Council, BoS may decrease

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The report on governance reforms, which has recommended changes in the structure of the Academic Council and the Board of Studies (BoS), calls for lesser representation to the college teachers in both bodies.

20 donate blood at MGSIPA camp

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 20 staffers of the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) donated blood at a camp organised on the institute premises in Sector 26 here on Wednesday.

The legend of Bhagat Singh

The legend of Bhagat Singh

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:The first-ever three-day Jammu and Kashmir theatre festival organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, opened to a grand startat Tagore Theatre hereon Wednesday.

Cops use water cannons on protesting teachers, 7 hurt

Cops use water cannons on protesting teachers, 7 hurt

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

PANCHKULA:Around seven computer teachers were injured as the police used water cannons on them and lab assistants here on Wednesday.

IIT-Ropar faculty to visit foreign universities

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

ROPAR:At least 17 faculty members of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Ropar) will visit top universities in the world during ‘summer visitation programme’ to explore international collaborative research opportunities.

PGI doctor to head American body

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Navneet Singh, Additional Professor in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the PGIMER, has been invited to assume the role of the chair of the IDEA Working Group of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Class X result: Poor show to reflect in principals’ ACR

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Taking note of the poor pass percentage of government schools in the CBSE Class X exams results, the UT Education Department has decided to issue show-cause notices to the principals and the teachers of the schools.

12 hurt as bus, cement-laden truck collide

12 hurt as bus, cement-laden truck collide

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:Twelve people were injured after a Himachal Roadways bus and a cement bag-laden truck collided on Airport Road late on Tuesday night.

Motorcyclist hit by Mercedes, dies

Motorcyclist hit by Mercedes, dies

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:The owner of a leading sweets shop — “Hoshiarpurian di Hatti” — in Phase 3B2 here has been booked for causing death due to negligence and rash driving after he hit a 26-year-old biker.

Two found dead in city

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two bodies were found from different parts of the city on Wednesday morning.

MC goes slow on development works

MC goes slow on development works

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Upgrade of a sewage treatment plant, construction of connecting passages in corridors at Sector 17 and refurbishment of public toilets are some of the 130 projects of the Municipal Corporation which are awaiting completion for over a year and a half.

Naik among 5 held for bid to kill cabbie

Naik among 5 held for bid to kill cabbie

14 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

MOHALI:The local police have arrested five persons, allegedly members of the Sampat Nehra gang, for illegally confining and attempting to kill a cab driver in Sector 71 here on Monday.

Realtor Bajwa gets 2-yr imprisonment

Realtor Bajwa gets 2-yr imprisonment

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Consumer Redressal Commission has sentenced the Managing Director of Sunny Enclave, Jarnail Singh Bajwa, to two-year imprisonment for unfair trade practices.

UT to acquire 12 acres for link road to Mohali

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Administration has decided to acquire 12.23 acres for the construction of a new link road to Mohali. Sources said the new link road was being proposed from New Chandigarh to Mohali.

Hry removes Sports Director

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has removed Jagdeep Singh as the director of sports and youth affairs, an official said here. He has been replaced by Amit Kumar Agarwal.

BRIEFLY

Mobile phone snatched in Sec 34

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: A four-year-old girl was killed after the car she was travelling in along with her family was hit by a speeding taxi at the Sector 46/47/48/49 light point on Monday night.

Ishaque beats Rishabh, enters quarters

Ishaque beats Rishabh, enters quarters

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Top seed Ishaque Eqbal of West Bengal had to dig deep to overcome a resilient Rishabh Dev Raman of Tamil Nadu in the men’s pre-quarterfinals in the ongoing CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Tuesday.

Gurpreet to represent India in Asiad

Gurpreet to represent India in Asiad

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Life was not a bed of roses for Gurpreet Singh, but the boy from the Zirakpur-based Gulzar Wrestling Akhara did not lose hope and grappled with destiny to carve out a place for himself in a sport that is not so popular in the country —the Greco-Roman wrestling.

Bishnoi puts city in command

Bishnoi puts city in command

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: An unbeaten century by Raman Bishnoi helped Chandigarh reach 339/9 after the hosts were struggling at 112/5 against Amritsar on the opening day of their Punjab Inter-District U-23 Cricket Championship at the Sector 16 Stadium here on Tuesday.

City boys in control after Monarch’s ton

City boys in control after Monarch’s ton

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Monarch Goel struck a solid 101 to help Chandigarh score 240 runs against Ambala on the opening day of their Haryana Inter-District U-19 Cricket Championship match at Mahajan Cricket Ground in Mani Majra on Tuesday.

Emotions at peak for India-Afghan Test

Emotions at peak for India-Afghan Test

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: City-based students from Afghanistan can not wait to see their national team take on India in their first-ever Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on June 14.

Use eco-friendly bagsHAVE YOUR SAY

Use eco-friendly bags

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

The move of the government and other organisations to promote environment friendly bags is really commendable, but the news reports suggest that the supply of such environment friendly bags is still a distant dream.

Man duped of Rs 34,000

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two unknown persons have been booked for cheating Rs34,000 from a person at ISBT Sector 17.

One-day police remand for flesh trade accused

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two accused in the case pertaining to the prostitution racket in a Mani Majra-based salon have been sent to a one-day police remand.

Juveniles rob neighbour’s house, flee with cash, gold

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: Five juveniles entered their neighbour’s house in Nayagaon with the intention of robbery, but the four kids who were present at the house managed to nab one of them.

Suffering from epilepsy, says SBI manager

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: A day after the manager of the State Bank of India jumped from the third floor of the SBI Building in Sector 5, the manager recorded his statement before Panchkula police and said he was suffering from epilepsy.

DC warns against selling adulterated products

DC warns against selling adulterated products

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: Giving three days as deadline to restaurant and sweet shop owners, Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, said the administration would take a strict action against the people involved in supply and sale of adulterated milk and adulterated products under ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab’.

A first: Live telecast of IT City draw tomorrow

A first: Live telecast of IT City draw tomorrow

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a first, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will telecast live the draw of lots to be conducted for the allotment of 753 freehold residential plots at the most sought-after IT City in Mohali on Thursday.

Health officials raid AC veggie market

Health officials raid AC veggie market

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Under the Tandarust Punjab Mission, Health Department teams raided the AC vegetable market here on Tuesday.

10 shops sealed for not paying property tax

10 shops sealed for not paying property tax

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Officials of the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday sealed 10 shops situated near the local mall and vegetable market for not paying property tax. Action was initiated under Section 138 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976.

Farmers up in arms against SBI officials

Farmers up in arms against SBI officials

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA:Farmers associated with the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Dakaunda) staged a protest in front of the State Bank of India’s zonal office at Sheran Wala Gate here on Tuesday.

352 get jobs at placement drive

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

NABHA: The situation of unemployment among the youth is such that graduates and postgraduates had also applied for the job fair organised for students of Classes X, XII and ITI at the ITI for Boys here on Tuesday.

Two youths rob man of Rs 8 lakh

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Two unidentified bike-borne youths allegedly robbed a person, who works with a trader, of Rs 8 lakh here on Tuesday.

Week left, MR vaccination drive yet to cover 27.5% kids

Week left, MR vaccination drive yet to cover 27.5% kids

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PATIALA: Even after the five weeks of launch of the Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign, the state is far behind the target as 27.5 per cent children are still not vaccinated.

Stabbed by construction worker: Boy to cops

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The police officially recoded the statement of the seven-year-old child, who was allegedly stabbed in his stomach, at the PGI on Tuesday.

Husband arrested for abetment of suicide

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

LALRU: The local police on Tuesday booked six persons on a charge of abetment of suicide.

Man held for posing as MC inspector

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Hallo Majra resident, who posed as a Municipal Corporation Inspector, was arrested for duping a man of Rs2,000 for providing a street vendor licence in Chandigarh.

GMCH performs first cardiac surgery on infant

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, on Tuesday conducted its first cardiac surgery procedure on a month-old child.

Cricketer held with cartridges, gets remand

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: The Chandigarh-based club-level cricketer, who was arrested with two rounds of .

Child labour goes unchecked in Dera Bassi

Child labour goes unchecked in Dera Bassi

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

Dera Bassi: Several children are put to work in ways that drain their childhood and crush their right to normal physical and mental development.

Liquor-loaded truck seized

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

LALRU: The police on Monday night seized a truck in which 380 cartons of English wine were loaded.

Fatehgarh Sahib civic body grapples with staff shortage

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: Residents of the district are facing a tough time in getting their work done at the municipal council due to a shortage of staff, including sweepers.

Tributes paid to Nek Chand

Tributes paid to Nek Chand

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Family members and friends on Tuesday paid homage to Nek Chand, creator of the Rock Garden, on his third death anniversary.

MoU for financial help to thalassaemia patients

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, today signed a MoU with Coal India Limited (CIL).

Man caught with 760-gm gold at airport

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) today caught a Ludhiana native with 760 gm of gold, worth Rs 21 lakh, at the Chandigarh international airport.

3 nabbed for PGI staffer’s murder

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

MOHALI: The police have arrested three persons in connection with the murder of a PGI sweeper, Saurabh, alias Mandy, on June 7 in Nayagaon.

In-principle approval given to action planAUCTION OF HERITAGE FURNITURE

In-principle approval given to action plan

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a series of auctions in foreign countries, the heritage protection cell of the Chandigarh Administration has given in-principle approval to an action plan to preserve the heritage furniture, designed by Pierre Jeanneret.

Passport of seven NRI husbands suspended

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The regional passport office here suspended the passport of seven NRI husbands.

Musical delight at Tagore Theatre

Musical delight at Tagore Theatre

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 15 amateur, but accomplished singers, from tricity mesmerised the audience at Tagore Theatre here on Tuesday.

PU NOTES

Test answer key available

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

Chandigarh: The answer key, along with the question booklet, of PU-BA/BCom LLB (Hons) Five Year Integrated Course Entrance Test-2018 conducted by Panjab University on June 7 is available on the website — http://exams.puchd.ac.in/show-noticeboard.php.

A satirical take on youth’s desires

A satirical take on youth’s desires

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two short plays — Balwant Gargi’s ‘Rai ka pahad’ and Daroga ji chori ho gye’ by Jay Parkash Singh — were performed, under the aegis of the Chandigarh Art Theatre, at mini auditorium in Tagore Theatre here on Tuesday.

Asst Prof passes away

Asst Prof passes away

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Tributes were paid to Assistant Professor Kuldeep Kumar, faculty member at PU Department of Physics who died on June 10, here on Tuesday.

15% fatty liver patients vulnerable to cirrhosis, cancer: PGI study

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can result in liver cirrhosis and cancer, states a Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) expert.

Senate to lose powers if reforms implemented

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The governance reforms committee has given its recommendations for conducting business in governing bodies of Panjab University (PU), which if implemented, will deprive the Senate of its powers.

VC forms 23-member panel to discuss governance reforms

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover has formed a 23-member committee to discuss the governance reforms report which recommends changes in the composition of the Senate, Syndicate, Board of Finance (BoF).

CBSE CLASS XII

English: Declare re-evaluation result by June 29, says HC

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A vacation Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education to declare the re-evaluation result of the Class XII English paper by June 29.

Boy booked for raping 11-yr-old

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a Class IX boy here, the police said on Tuesday.

Minor delivers baby, juvenile held for rape

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 17-year-old juvenile was apprehended for raping a minor girl, who gave birth to a baby in the seventh month of pregnancy at GMCH, Sector 32, on Tuesday.

Paying traffic challans uphill task

Paying traffic challans uphill task

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Paying challan at the Traffic Lines in Sector 29 is an uphill task.

CHEQUE-BOUNCE CASE

Aryans Trust chief sentenced to jail

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has sentenced the chairman of Aryans Education and Charitable Trust, Anshu Kataria, to one-year imprisonment in a cheque-bounce case.

MP woman booked oncharge of extortion

13 Jun 2018 | 2:24 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police have lodged an FIR against a Madhya Pradesh woman for stealing personal and professional data of a Panchkula woman, who runs a coaching centre in Zirakpur, and demanding Rs 50 lakh for returning the data.

SBI manager jumps off 3rd floor, injured

SBI manager jumps off 3rd floor, injured

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

PANCHKULA:A manager of the State Bank of India attempted suicide by jumping from the third floor of the SBI building in Sector 5 here on Monday evening.

Every second Chandigarh resident has fatty liver: PGI study

Every second Chandigarh resident has fatty liver: PGI study

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:A whopping 53 per cent of the population in Chandigarh (every second person) is suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), states a study of the PGI.

Theft at bizman’s house

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: A theft was reported from a businessman’s house in Sector 11 in which thieves decamped with a locker containing Rs 5.25 lakh, gold jewellery, silver coins and other valuables. The complainant was out of the city when the theft took place.

33% dip in applications for PG, 21% for UG courses

33% dip in applications for PG, 21% for UG courses

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: The applications for 48 postgraduate courses under CET (PG) has dipped by 33.5 per cent at Panjab University.

Medicine shortage hits Mubarikpur dispensary

Medicine shortage hits Mubarikpur dispensary

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

DERA BASSI:Rural Medical Officer and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) deputed at the subsidiary health centre at Mubarikpur village have to knock the gates of houses near the dispensary for drinking water and using washrooms.

Residents up in arms against ‘encroachment’ on public land

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

RAJPURA:Rajpura residents and daily-wage workers are up in arms against the Municipal Council president and senior Congress leader after an alleged illegal encroachment by him near Neel Kanth Park on the Rajpura-Patiala road.

2 held with marijuana, illicit liquor

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

PATIALA:Officials of the CIA staff here have nabbed two men on the charge of drug pedlling.

MC puts hotel owner on notice

MC puts hotel owner on notice

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

PATIALA:The laxity on the part of the Municipal Corporation to act against an illegal construction in the city has again come to the fore with a prominent hotel being served a notice for illegal construction and modifications in the original building plan without consent.

City kids have fun as hockey, skating roll into one

City kids have fun as hockey, skating roll into one

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:At 3 am, a time when most are lost in their dream worlds, the city’s young skaters are out on the roads, making full use of the long stretches of smooth tarmac.

BRIEFLY

Cricket camp from today

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

AASHIMA:Mohali: Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) will conduct a 10-day coaching camp for U-16 probables from June 12 at Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala.

Haryana emerge champions

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana lifted the overall trophy in the 10th Senior National Drop Roball Championship with a superlative effort of its boys and girls on the concluding day of the event.

Mehul powers Baptist to victory

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, defeated Coaching Centre, Sector 32, by 40 runs in the opening match of the U-16 inter-school championship organised by the UT Cricket Association at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 26, here on Monday.

PUNJAB INTER-DISTRICT U-19 CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP

All-round Moga beat Amritsar girls in final

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ramanpreet Kaur scored a solid half-century before spinners Daljit Kaur and Lakhvir Kaur shared seven wickets between them to help Moga girls register a 157-run win over visitors Amritsar in the Punjab Inter-District U-19 Cricket Championship final at BBS grounds on Monday.

Top seeds have it easy in Rd 1

Top seeds have it easy in Rd 1

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Ishaque Eqbal of West Bengal humbled Delhi’s Sanket Tomar 6-1 6-4 in the men’s opening round match in the CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Monday.

Rlys doing little to promote mobile ticketing app

Rlys doing little to promote mobile ticketing app

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nearly a week after the railway authorities launched its mobile application to book train tickets, passengers are still clueless about the same.

Police file challan in fraud case after four years

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city police on Monday filed a challan in a four-year-old cheating case in which the complainant was the then Deputy Commissioner-cum-Registrar of Cooperative Societies.

Yoga awareness camp begins

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:As part of the International Yoga Day celebrations, a five-day yoga awareness and training camp has started at the Government College of the Yoga Education and Health, Sector 23, on Monday.

Overcharging: Housing Board fined Rs 2.99 lakh in two cases

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Housing Board has been penalised by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission here for overcharging in two cases.

Fleecing at cinema hallsHAVE YOUR SAY

Fleecing at cinema halls

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

In a meeting conducted by the DC with cinema hall owners a few weeks ago, it was decided that the rates for eatables and drinks were needed to be reduced and no products above the maximum retail price (MRP) should be sold.

STUDENT’S DEATH

Family seeks lie-detector test of victim’s friend

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

PANCHKULA:Over seven months have passed but the suspense continues over the mysterious death of 19-year-old Tanishq Bhasin, a resident of Panchkula.

Villagers seek exemption from toll

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Residents of several villages near the newly-built toll plaza at Azizpur on the Zirakpur-Patiala road on Monday demanded exemption from toll.

Cops deployed at Dappar toll plaza to tackle traffic chaos

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

LALRU:To manage traffic, policemen have been deployed at the dappar toll plaza.

BRIEFLY

Training for unemployed

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RESTI) in the district has imparted training to 3,436 candidates in various occupations.

RAINWATER AT RLY UNDERBRIDGES

Register case against erring officials: AAP

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

MOHALI:Mohali AAP president advocate Darshan Singh Dhaliwal has complained to the SSP to register a case against the authorities concerned for not making any arrangement to drain out accumulated rainwater from railway underbridges constructed on Randhawa Road and Badala Road in Kharar.

Among persons with disability, Maitrey Govind bags AIR 21

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

PATIALA:Maitrey Govind Ranade never let his weakness come in his way as he managed to clear one of the toughest exams (JEE Advanced) and now looks forward to seeking admission to one of the IITs.

Residents gasp for fresh air as factory ash rains trouble

Residents gasp for fresh air as factory ash rains trouble

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

DERA BASSI:It been over four years, residents of Gulmohar City Extension, situated on the Dera Bassi-Haibatpur road, have been waging a battle against the factory that share a boundary wall with their residential area.

Allottees of HUDA sectors stage protest,  seek rollback of enhancement notices

Allottees of HUDA sectors stage protest, seek rollback of enhancement notices

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

PANCHKULA:Under the banner of the Haryana State HUDA Sectors Confederation, residents living in HUDA sectors from various districts gathered in front of the HUDA office in Sector 6 here and protested against enhancement notices sent to them.

Jain calls on Pranab Mukherjee

Jain calls on Pranab Mukherjee

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Satya Pal Jain, ex-MP and the Additional Solicitor General of India, met former President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Sunday.

Delegation of group housing coop societies meets Finance Secretary, discusses issues

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:A delegation of group housing cooperative societies met UT Finance Secretary Ajoy Kumar Sinha on Monday and discussed various demands.

Child bitten by dog still under treatment at PGI

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The 13-year-old dog-bite victim, Amit, is still undergoing treatment at the PGI.

CHB to auction items purchased by ex-CEO

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has started the process to auction furniture and others items, purchased a couple of years ago for the renovation of the official residence of its former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) SB Deepak Kumar.

Flesh trade at Mani Majra salon, two held

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police busted a prostitution racket by sending a decoy customer to a salon in Mani Majra, leading to the arrest of two persons on Monday evening.

Civic body to attach tax defaulters’ property

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has decided to act tough against property tax defaulters by attaching their properties.

Snatchers target 2 women in city

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two women fell prey to snatchers in the city on Monday.

MC to cut spending as fund crunch worsens

MC to cut spending as fund crunch worsens

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Facing an unprecedented financial crunch, different wings of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, have decided to reduce their expenditure by 15 to 25 per cent.

Students get tips on solving social issues

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Department of Information Technology, UIET, Panjab University (PU), organised a workshop on ‘Application Development in Python’.

Pharma industrial training at NIPER

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

MOHALI:The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research inaugurated ‘pharmaceutical industrial training in TDC dosage formulation’ here on Monday.

Sitar player mesmerises

Sitar player mesmerises

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:A top artiste of the AIR and Doordarshan, Pandit Prateek Chaudhury, virtually made the sitar strings to sing at 247th ‘Baithak’ concert organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra at Mini Tagore Theatre here on Monday.

60 attend road safety training event

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Five-day training programme on road safety by Punjab Engineering College (PEC), in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Transport Development, New Delhi, under the aegis of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, began here on Monday.

Mahila Congress workers discuss 2019 poll

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Neetu Verma, General Secretary, All-India Mahila Congress head, met workers of the party at the Congress Bhawan here on Monday.

Grace marks policy under the scanner

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:About 3,000 students, 20 per cent of the total, were promoted from Class IX to Class X with grace marks in March this year.

Cops suspect bigger racket

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Suspecting a bigger cheating racket involving a Dhanas resident, who has been arrested for cheating a Mumbai-based model, the cyber crime investigation cell of the UT police will probe three more complaints by models that have come to the fore during the investigation.

CHEQUE-BOUNCE CASES

Non-bailable warrants against Gian Sagar Trust chairman

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nitender Singh, chairman of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, Banur, could face arrest as a local court on Monday issued non-bailable warrants against him in multiple cheque-bounce cases.

7-day remand for gangster

7-day remand for gangster

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

PANCHKULA:Amid tight security, the special task force (STF) of the Haryana Police on Monday produced gangster Sampat Nehra in a local court in connection with a prisoner’s escape from a Panchkula hospital in June last year.

Senior audit officer gets jail

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 53-year-old senior audit officer with the Punjab Accountant General’s office was on Monday sentenced to three-year jail by a local court.

Child stabbed in Zirakpur

Child stabbed in Zirakpur

12 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A seven-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed in his stomach by an unidentified person at Dhakoli here on Sunday.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
‘No permission sought for AAP’s protest march to PM’s residence’

‘No permission sought for AAP’s protest march to PM’s residence’

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, who planned to hold protest march to the Prime Minister residence, have not sought any permission from the Delhi Police, said a senior police officer. However, AAP leaders alleged that party supporters were being prevented from taking part in the rally.

Air quality improves; pollution level comes down to ‘moderate to poor’ category

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi''s air quality improved today due to dispersion of pollutants and rapidly decreased the pollution level to ''moderate to poor'' category from the ''severe plus'' for the first time in six days, monitoring agencies said.

‘Drugs sale on rise in South Delhi’

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: Drug supply in Delhi has suddenly increased in last few months in spite of Delhi Police Crime Branch been on active mode all the time.

Duo held for uploading girl’s pic on dating app

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: The police arrested two persons who uploaded a girl''s photograph on a dating app, said DCP Chinmoy Biswal.

N Delhi mayor appeals to people to not relieve in open

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: In line with the Swachh Bharat Mission, North Delhi Mayor Adesh Gupta today appealed to people to not urinate or defecate in the open and use public conveniences instead to respond to nature''s call.

Fill potholes in 24 hrs of issuance of directions, PWD staff told

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: The Public Works Department,Delhi government, has instructed its officers to repair potholes on the roads in the city within 24 hours of the issuance of directions.

4-year-old kidnapped boy rescued

18 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: A four-year-old kidnapped boy was rescued timely before he could be harmed, said a police official. Yesterday, the Police Control Room received a call regarding kidnapping of a child from Madhu Vihar.

Water crisis: DJB helpline overflooded, police alert

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Estimating a law and order situation due to the water scarcity in Delhi, police have been instructed to be alert and keep a close watch.

Three held for smuggling gold

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

New Delhi: Two male international passengers have been intercepted at IGI Airport – both had arrived from Bangkok on June 14 – with a male Indian domestic passenger while the two were handing over two gold chains and two gold bangles collectively weighing 1249 g to the domestic passenger at the food court of T3 departures.

Undertrial prisoner found dead at Tihar

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI:A 21-year-old undertrial prisoner was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the Tihar Jail, police said today.

Two held in the biggest recovery of ammunition of 2018

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police Special Cell has busted an interstate racket of ammunition supplier and arrested two ammunition suppliers Prem Singh (37), resident of Mathura and Alok Shivhare (48), resident of Surya Nagar, Agra and recovered 1,560 illegal live cartridges, said police.

DAY 6 OF DHARNA POLITICS

‘Where were these CMs when Chief Secy was assaulted?’

17 Jun 2018 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Criticising the decision of four non-NDA Chief Ministers to extend support to their Delhi counterpart who has been protesting at the LG office here, the BJP today questioned why they did not object to the assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

SDMC to install 4,348 CCTV cameras in schools: Rai

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Over 4,340 CCTV cameras are planned to be installed across 344 municipal-run schools in south Delhi to bolster the surveillance mechanism and build confidence among parents about safety of their wards, officials today said.

BJP MP seeks quota in govt’s lateral entry scheme

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Batting for reservation in all contractual jobs, BJP Udit Raj today demanded quota for OBC, SC/ST candidates in the government’s lateral entry scheme for appointment of 10 joint secretary level officials.

The Elders delegation plans to meet Kejriwal

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A delegation from The Elders, a London-based organisation of independent global leaders, has sought a meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and also proposed to visit a mohalla clinic.

AAP receives support from workers’ unions

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:In its tussle with the Centre over the babus’ strike, the Kejriwal government has received support from several unions, including the DTC Contractual Employees Union, the MCD Swachchhata Karamchari Union and the Delhi Dhobi Sabha, Health Department workers, among others.

Air quality remains ‘severe’

16 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Air quality of the capital continued to be severe for the fourth consecutive day today even as a steady breeze led to a marginal dip in the city’s air pollution levels.

Minister claims BJP leader tried to assault him

15 Jun 2018 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI: Minister Imran Hussain today alleged BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa and around 10-15 men of trying to “attack” him at Delhi Secretariat where Sirsa was staging a protest with his three BJP colleagues and AAP rebel Kapil Mishra.

DUST POLLUTION

‘Stop all civil constructions’

15 Jun 2018 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI: In view of the alarming levels of dust pollution in Delhi-NCR, LG Anil Baijal today ordered “halting” of all civil construction activities across Delhi with immediate effect till Sunday, intensifying mechanical road sweeping and sprinkling of non-potable water on roadsides as a part of emergency measures to combat the pollution.

Officers’ strike: Kejriwal urges Modi to intervene

15 Jun 2018 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI: On a day when Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal urged Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi for his intervention into the prevailing deadlock between the AAP government and LG Anil Baijal over the bureaucrats'' strike, support came pouring in from string of political leaders and parties, including the Left, Samajwadi, Loktantrik Janata Dal and Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam.

Kejriwal-Baijal face-off: AAP seeks Prez’s intervention to end bureaucrats’ strike

Kejriwal-Baijal face-off: AAP seeks Prez’s intervention to end bureaucrats’ strike

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:With the face-off between the AAP dispensation and LG Anil Baijal escalating on Wednesday the former today sought President Ram Nath Kovind’s intervention to end the impasse over the bureaucrats’ strike even as party leaders and workers marched from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Civil Lines residence towards Raj Niwas where Kejriwal and his three Cabinet colleagues have been camping since June 11 evening.

Man held with gold concealed in rectum

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:On the basis of intelligence report, the officers of Air Customs Preventive IGI Airport intercepted a male passenger, aged 30 years who had arrived from Bangkok to IGI Airport Terminal-3 who intended to depart to Amritsar.

4 held for snatching, auto thefts in Mayur Vihar

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:The police arrested four accused, including one minor, involved in over 17 cases of snatching and auto thefts from Mayur Vihar, said a police official.

Caretaker held for killing inmate in rehab centre

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:Caretaker of the drug rehabilitation centre, Jeevan Raksha Foundation, at Tughlakabad Extension, today arrested in connection with the murder of an inmate, said DCP Chinmoy Biswal.

High pollution in Delhi-NCR due to dust storms from Rajasthan

14 Jun 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:As a sudden haze descended upon Delhi and its neighbouring areas yesterday with air quality plummeting into the severely polluted category, the Centre today said high pollution levels during this time of the year were “unusual” and primarily due to dust storms from Rajasthan.

2-day refresher for women traffic cops

13 Jun 2018 | 12:24 AM

NEW DELHI:Training programme of two days was organised with a view to refresh the knowledge of women traffic officials regarding Motor Vehicles Act and other legal provisions related to traffic offences and skill in operating and handling the e-challan machine clarity about guidelines, procedures was organised at Traffic Police Headquarters, Todapur.

SHANIDHAM RAPE CASE

DCW chief meets rape victim

13 Jun 2018 | 12:24 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal met the woman victim today who was allegedly raped by self-styled Godman Dati Maharaj of the Shanidham.

Chhatarpur encounter case transferred to Crime Branch

13 Jun 2018 | 12:24 AM

NEW DELHI:The investigation of the encounter in which four criminals were shot dead in Chhatarpur on Saturday will be carried out by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police, a senior police official said.

Man beaten to death in rehab centre

13 Jun 2018 | 12:24 AM

NEW DELHI:In a drug de-addiction centre of southeast Delhi, Jeevan Raksha Foundation, a man, Amit Bidhuri (29), a resident of Madanpur Khadar, was beaten to death, said a police ofiicial.

Fire in Bawana rubber factory

12 Jun 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI: It seems that authorities have not learnt from their mistakes, as another fire incident reported in a factory in Bawana today.

24 malaria, 23 dengue cases reported till now

12 Jun 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Three fresh cases of malaria have been reported in the past week in the capital, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season to 24, one more than the total number of dengue cases recorded in Delhi, according to the latest municipal report released today.

Self-styled godman booked for raping woman

12 Jun 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Self-styled godman ‘Daati Maharaj’ has been booked for raping a woman disciple two years ago.

PWD scam: Court grants bail to CM’s kin

12 Jun 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:A Delhi court today granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's relative Vinay Bansal in a case related to an alleged scam in the Public Works Department (PWD).

FULL STATEHOOD

Assembly adopts resolution, asks MHA to draft fresh bill

12 Jun 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:The Assembly today adopted a resolution demanding “full statehood” for Delhi and requesting the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to consider it and draft a fresh bill on the same in consultation with the AAP government.

Kejriwal accuses PMO, Shah of impeding work

Kejriwal accuses PMO, Shah of impeding work

12 Jun 2018 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Coming down heavily on the Centre, BJP and the LG, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused the Prime minister’s Office (PMO) and BJP national chief Amit Shah of “orchestrating” strike by officers and intimidating” a section of them for “impeding” the AAP governments’ works and rendering it dysfunctional.

Delhi, last 7 days...

Amidst reports of stalling, official says drive to continue

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: While the past two days – ever since Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu initiated the drive against illegal buildings in the district – have seen a number of demolitions of major structures amidst protests and murmurs (within and without the Congress), the major action under the drive, slated to be continued on Monday, remain steeped in ambiguity as senior MC functionaries in Jalandhar on Sunday claimed the demolitions were being stalled.

4 acres of paddy ploughed by dept

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Continuing its action against erring farmers who were sowing paddy by violating the directions of the Punjab Government, the Agriculture Department on Sunday ploughed 4 acres of paddy sown in the district under the “Tandarust Punjab” mission to check the depleting water table.

Two held with motorcycle, cylinders, LCDs

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The division number 6 police here have arrested two persons and recovered a motorcycle, two cylinders and two LCDs from them.

Govt elementary school a class apart

Govt elementary school a class apart

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The Government Elementary School, Jhans village of Hoshiarpur district has emerged as the role model for the government schools of the entire state.

Harassed for compromise, youth commits suicide

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A 22-year-old youth of Arya Nagar, Mukul Mankotia alias Appli, son of Arun Kumar committed suicide here on being troubled by the accused who were involved in stealing gold from his house.

Craze among youth to go abroad to be portrayed on screen

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The craze of going abroad among students in Punjab is widely known.

Ponds of 26 villages to be spruced up under MGNREGA

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Mission Tandarust Punjab is proving beneficial for 26 villages of Nawanshahr district.

Girl with a passion to don olive green clears CDS

Girl with a passion to don olive green clears CDS

18 Jun 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Akanksha Gulati, 21, of Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV), who was cadet in the II Punjab Girls Battalion of the NCC, carved a niche for herself by qualifying the Combined Defense Service (CDS) exam in one-go, in which a total eight lakh students had appeared.

Free rifle and pistol shooting camp ends

Free rifle and pistol shooting camp ends

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: A three-day free shooting camp organised by Colonelz Sharp Shooterz Academy for children concluded on Saturday.

Man arrested with intoxicants

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The police on Saturday seized 230 intoxicating capsules and 300 intoxicating tablets from Lakhwinder Singh, a resident of Muradpur village in Hoshiarpur district, and arrested him near the Rihana-Jattan bus stand on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road.

Video streaming services more popular than TV among youth

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: In today’s era, video streaming services have taken over television, especially among the youth.

Dad plays sheet anchor as son overcomes disability

Dad plays sheet anchor as son overcomes disability

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: Seventy-year-old Subhash Joshi constantly worries about his health, not for himself, but for his son affected by cerebral palsy.

Centre may go for early Lok Sabha polls: Sidhu

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

PHAGWARA: Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of Punjab has said the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre is likely to go for early Lok Sabha and Assembly elections of the state simultaneously excluding Punjab.

Link roads in dist to get a makeover at Rs120 crore

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The state government has decided to give a facelift to the link road infrastructure by spending nearly Rs 120 crore for widening, strengthening and upgradation of around 1,300 km of link roads in Jalandhar district.

Mayor slams Sidhu’s move, says charity begins at home

Mayor slams Sidhu’s move, says charity begins at home

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: Severely criticising the move of the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu, Mayor Jagdish Raja today said that the minister should have ideally started the demolition drive from his own constituency in Amritsar.

Demolition drive steamrolls amid protests by residents

Demolition drive steamrolls amid protests by residents

17 Jun 2018 | 2:25 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the Municipal Corporation started the process to remove illegal constructions from various areas of the city amidst fierce opposition from within the party – notably Congress MLA Sushil Rinku - the MC continued the process of demolition of shops in the district.

BRIEFLY

Two held with illicit liquor

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

MOBILE: Nawanshahr: The Banga police seized 25 boxes of liquor from Karandeep Singh and Rahul on Frday and arrested them.

Complete flyover work by June 30, says Sampla

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Phagwara: Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, has instructed the officials concerned to complete the construction work of Kartarpur-Dhilwan-Subhanpur flyover by June 30.

Dengue larvae found at DAC Complex, office of CP

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Jalandhar: Dengue larvae was found in a water cooler and water storage tank of the District Administrative Complex (DAC) on Friday during the ongoing drive under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ in the district.

Aussie prof guides students in innovation, product design

Aussie prof guides students in innovation, product design

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Professor Christopher Berndt from Swinburne University of Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences, IRIS, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, visited the University Institute of Engg and Technology (UIET), Panjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre at Hoshiarpur.

Arhtiyas, farmers hold sit-in to oppose e-bidding

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Protesting the decision of online bidding of grains, the arhtis, farmers and labourers jointly held a peaceful sit-in at the office of the market committee.

No headway in five murders in Nakodar

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Nakodar has witnessed five murders in the past week, but the police have failed to make any headway.

Weather gets dustier; people suffer, pollution board issues advisory

Weather gets dustier; people suffer, pollution board issues advisory

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: For the last two days, the dust-laden storms have engulfed the region. People could be seen wearing masks while commuting, to guard themselves from the dust.

Amid Cong-BJP sparring, Sidhu inaugurates parking complex

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

PHAGWARA: The residents here including shopkeepers who were awaiting the inauguration of the parking complex were a happy lot as the Multi-Storey parking complex on the Phagwara—Banga Road was inaugurated on Friday evening by Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Sports goods worth lakhs gutted in factory

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Goods worth Rs 5-6 lakh were gutted when a fire factory in the industrial area caught fire this morning.

After court orders on DC residence auction, 5 officials suspended

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Having faced embarrassment after orders of a local court to put his official residence on sale to pay off acquisition award to a farmer, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma, today suspended five officials of the district administration for their negligence in the case.

After Sidhu’s swoop, Cong a divided house

After Sidhu’s swoop, Cong a divided house

16 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The swoop by Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu over illegal colonies and buildings in Jalandhar on Thursday and action taken against the Town Planning staff of the Municipal Corporation (MC) has certainly shaken people of the city.

Knee replacement seminar organised in Rotary Club

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: A seminar on knee replacement was organised in the rotary club.

Three robbers arrested

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

PHAGWARA: Satnampura police have arrested three robbers identified as Raj Kumar, Naresh Kumar and Labh Singh under Section 379 and 379B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and recovered a stolen motorcycle and several other valuable goods from their possession.

MC removes illegal girders

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The MC, under police protection, removed iron girders illegally installed in some streets here on Thursday.

7,200 bottles of liquor seized, 1 held

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

The CIA staff, on the basis of secret information, seized a truck and a pick-up jeep carrying liquor licensed for sale in Arunachal Pradesh only.

DC house auction matter put off

DC house auction matter put off

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: The matter pertaining to the orders of a local court regarding the auction of the residence of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) for making payment to an 80-year-farmer for enhancement in land acquisition has been put off till July 13.

SDMs seek support of NGOs, youth clubs for DAPO

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: The district administration on Thursday sought the support of the NGOs and the youth clubs to make Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO) campaign a success in the district.

Food safety team conducts raid

Food safety team conducts raid

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

NAWANSHAHR: To check adulteration in food products and ensuring hygienic environment at sweet shops and restaurants, the food safety team on Thursday conducted raids at various shops at Nawanshahr and Banga.

'FIT INDIA’ CAMPAIGN

City witnesses a growing set of fitness freaks

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: As ‘Hum fit toh India fit’ campaign gains momentum throughout country, not just the youth but also the elderly have started hitting the gym or following some sort of fitness regime.

For these blood donors, serving humanity a passion

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

“It is important to remember that blood donation not only brings a change in another person’s life but also makes you feel good about the noble deed,” said Amanjot Singh Dhall, who is actively running his blood donation organisation for the past eight years and has donated blood for 36 times.

Residents peeved over erratic power cuts

Residents peeved over erratic power cuts

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: The unscheduled power cuts have become the order of the day in residential as well as industrial areas.

16-year-old girl dies of snake bite

16-year-old girl dies of snake bite

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

TALWARA (HOSHIARPUR): A 16-year-old student of Class XII Kajal Sharma, daughter of Ashok Sharma, died of the snake bite in Sukhwainpur village of Talwara.

Khel Udyog Sangh helps needy families

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: The Khel Udyog Sangh Jalandhar is setting an example in the city by extending a helping hand to the needy people who are in dire need of money.

Sidhu talks tough with officials

Sidhu talks tough with officials

15 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

JALANDHAR: After a slew of suspensions in Amritsar, Mohali and Patiala, Navjot Singh Sidhu’s high-profile and whirlwind tour of Jalandhar spread panic among the office cadres.

Rs 2.11 lakh looted

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

Dasuya: Armed robbers looted Rs 2.11 lakh from a petrol pump in Pandori Araian village on Wednesday evening.

Two drug peddlers arrested

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

PHAGWARA: The Phagwara Police have arrested two drugs peddlers identified as Rakesh Kumar and Rohit Kumar, both residents of Phagwara and recovered 90,000 ML of liquor kept in ten boxes from their possession.

2-day hockey tournament concludes

2-day hockey tournament concludes

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Two-day hockey tournament dedicated to Baba Bishan Das organised by Maharana Pratap Hockey Academy was won by Ajram after defeating Tanda in penalty shootout.

Work at NIFT gets restarted

Work at NIFT gets restarted

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: The pending project of state government for construction work of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NlFT) was restarted at Surya Enclave on Wednesday.

Travel agents booked for duping people, still at large

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

KAPURTHALA: Three travel agents involved in duping gullible people on the pretext of sending them to Canada have been booked by the Kapurthala police when Harpreet Singh of Mehatpur lodged a complained against them.

People urged to donate blood on World Blood Donors Day

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology (ISBTI) has urged the people to come forward to donate blood willingly tomorrow (June 14) on the occasion of World Blood Donation Day.

Delay in scholarship results into NPA accounts

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Ashwani Sekhri, Chairman, Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising 14 Associations of unaided educational institutions, representing around 1,600 unaided colleges of Punjab on Wednesday stated that the delay in the disbursement of Post-Matric scholarship (PMS) of worth Rs 1,600 crore had resulted into hundreds of NPA accounts.

Inter-district gang of robbers busted

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

PHAGWARA: The police busted an inter-district gang of miscreants, involved in incidents of arsons, robberies and firing, by arresting its five members, including the kingpin Marshal Kanda, a resident of Baba Gadhia locality of Phagwara.

Use of smart machinery to curb stubble burning

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

NAWANSHAHR: With a view to ensuring the dream of Mission Tandarust Punjab come true, the Cooperative Department would purchase 284 agriculture equipments to curb the practice of stubble burning in SBS Nagar district.

Medical stores inspected,  6 found violating norms

Medical stores inspected, 6 found violating norms

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A special inspection drive under the mission 'Tandrust Punjab' was launched on the instructions of Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal to check the violation of the Drugs and Cosmetic Act -1940 in the district.

Artificially-ripened mangoes destroyed during inspectionTANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION

Artificially-ripened mangoes destroyed during inspection

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Two quintals of unnaturally ripened mangoes in the local fruit market were destroyed under the ‘Tandarust Punjab’ Mission here today.

Seechewal meets protesters over mill ‘pollution’

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, noted environmentalist and a member of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), visited the town today to meet those raising their voice against the pollution allegedly being created by a local paper mill.

Ex-MLA’s bus staff manhandle contractor

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: The staff of Piyar Bus Service, owned by the kin of ex-Congress MLA Jasbir Dimpa, reportedly manhandled the contractor of the bus stand at the PAP Chowk here this morning.

Judge who fined Brahm Mohindra removed

Judge who fined Brahm Mohindra removed

14 Jun 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Following her tumultuous tenure as the chairperson of the Permanent Lok Adalat at Kapurthala, Judge Manju Rana was removed from her position last evening.

Additional charge for DC, SDM

14 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

Jalandhar: The Punjab government has given additional charge to Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma and Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Nakodar, Amrit Singh.

India rubber expo to be held in January

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: All India Rubber Industries Association on Tuesday organised a press conference here and announced that Asia’s largest rubber expo would be held in Mumbai in January 2019 to address the issues faced by the rubber industry, which is one of the most important industries of the country.

Science Congress to be inaugurated by PM Modi

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the‘106th Indian Science Congress’ to be held from January 3 to 7 at Lovely Professional University (LPU).

Tourism board visits heritage sites

Tourism board visits heritage sites

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

KAPURTHALA: The Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board on Tuesday visited various heritage sites of Kapurthala that are likely to be included in the proposed Mughal Circuit to be set for tourism purpose in the state.

DAPO campaign to be launched at a wider level

DAPO campaign to be launched at a wider level

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: The district Civil and Police administration on Tuesday decided to constitute ‘Nasha Roko Nigran’ Committees for turning the Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO) campaign into a mass movement thereby making Jalandhar a completely drug-free district.

5-year-old is face of new TV commercialFROM THE WORLD OF ADVERTISING

5-year-old is face of new TV commercial

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: Swastik Bhagat (5), has become the face of Lifebuoy Ittar, a new product launched by leading talcum and soap company.

Police round up accused in double murder case

Police round up accused in double murder case

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: The Nakodar police have rounded up the suspect who has killed the father and son on Monday night. The accused Lakhbir Singh was known to the victims Puran (45) and Sandeep (14).

Food safety officials collect samples to check adulterationARTIFICIAL RIPENING OF FRUITS

Food safety officials collect samples to check adulteration

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Food safety officials on Monday told the residents about rampant artificial ripening of fruits. During the campaign started against artificial ripening of fruits, a team led by the Manoj Khosla, Assistant Commissioner, Food, collected samples of eight varieties of mangoes and papaya from the market and one from the ripening unit of bananas at ripening chambers at focal point Nawanshahr.

Man killed in road mishap

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: Manjit Singh, a 53-year-old man, was killed in a road accident at Kathgarh on late on Monday night. The mishap took place when the man’s Maruti Swift Dzire car had a head-on collision with a Tata Safari vehicle.

Not taking action on complaint costs sarpanch his life

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Not taking action on the complaint of a villager cost the sarpanch of Lambra village his life on Monday night.

Price list mandatory at railway stationsEATERIES, BEVERAGES

Price list mandatory at railway stations

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: In a major relief to passengers, the railway authorities, in a fresh order, have made it mandatory that all vendors who sell food items at railway stations will have to put up the rate list on their stalls and kiosks.

More info sought on MC websites

13 Jun 2018 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee senior vice-hairman of the RTI cell, Sanjay Sehgal, has written to the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu, asking him to make the portals of the municipal corporations (MCs) of Punjab more informative.

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Flooded roads portend more trouble

Flooded roads portend more trouble

18 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA:With the civic body and the NHAI having failed to get road gullies and storm water drains cleaned, residents had a tough time commuting on waterlogged roads in the city after the Saturday night rain.

Truck driver, helper killed in accident

Truck driver, helper killed in accident

18 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

KHANNA: A truck driver and his helper were killed in an accident near the Khalsa filling station here on Sunday.

Man murders wife at Machhiwara, nabbed

18 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

MACHHIWARA: A migrant woman was allegedly murdered by his husband at Zulafgarh village on Sunday.

Inquiry indicts city bus operatorCHARGING INCREASED FARES WITHOUT APPROVAL

Inquiry indicts city bus operator

18 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana City Bus Service Limited (LCBSL) has found in its inquiry that the private operator running the vehicles of the company had charged ‘increased fares’ without approval.

Kharar poetess builds a literary bridge between two Punjabs

Kharar poetess builds a literary bridge between two Punjabs

18 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Books should be written in both Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi scripts of Punjabi to bridge the hiatus in literary ties between the two Punjabs on either side of the Radcliffe Line.

35 booked for attacking police party

18 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Around 24 persons attacked a police party when the latter went to arrest the assailants’ aides in a month-old criminal case.

3 schools to be developed as smart institutions in Gill

3 schools to be developed as smart institutions in Gill

18 Jun 2018 | 2:36 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Ignored in the first list of 217 smart schools of the state, three schools of the Gill segment have been shortlisted in the second list for a smart school tag.