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Free-for-all at Tapiala, Dalit shot deadDECADES OLD DISPUTE OVER 22 KANAL LAND

Free-for-all at Tapiala, Dalit shot dead

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A decades-old land dispute took an ugly turn today when a group of armed persons attacked residents in Tapiala village, leaving a Dalit shot dead.

600 bags of govt wheat seized, RTI activist seeks probe

600 bags of govt wheat seized, RTI activist seeks probe

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Gate Hakima police have confiscated around 600 bags of government wheat being unloaded at a private residence. The police have initiated the process of registration of case against the depot holder who was allotted the wheat.

12-yr-old stalked, 3 on the run

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A 12-year-old girl is stalked, shown indecent gestures by three boys for quite some time, but the passersby don’t even bother to intervene to deter the perpetrators.

3 nabbed with drugs, cash, vehicles seized

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff has arrested three persons, including a couple, for drug peddling. The police recovered 200 gm heroin and drug money of Rs 1.80 lakh from their possession. A car and a scooter have also been impounded.

Man booked in job fraud case

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Maqboolpura police have booked Lakhwinder Singh alias Lakhu of Chak Mishri Khan village for allegedly duping a number of persons on the pretext of providing them jobs in government departments.

Finally, repair of nullah road starts

Finally, repair of nullah road starts

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Finally, the Sewerage Board has started the maintenance work on the broken pipeline that had caused the nullah-road-cave-in recently. The nullah road connects Majitha Road to Fatehgarh Churian Road.

Anti-polybag drive triggers protest at Vallah market

Anti-polybag drive triggers protest at Vallah market

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on the guidelines of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), a team of the health wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) conducted a surprise check at the Vallah vegetable market and seized plastic carry bags here yesterday.

Residents want revival of  Urban Haat project in city

Residents want revival of Urban Haat project in city

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Independence Day celebrations at the Urban Haat have made the city residents hopeful of the revival of the project.

Mid-day meal workers hold protest, demand pay hike

Mid-day meal workers hold protest, demand pay hike

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees associated with mid-day meal services at government schools staged a protest here today. They have been demanding a hike in salary and better working conditions.

Bank penalised for charging hefty interest

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a bank to pay Rs 20,000 for causing harassment and Rs 10,000 as litigation expenses to a resident.

Assocham seeks tax exemption for state

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Lamenting that the Centre’s area-based tax exemption scheme for neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand since January 2003 has already caused significant decline in the state’s revenue besides precluding new industrial investments in the state, Suneet Kochhar, chairman of state council of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), has feared that the fresh extension to the industrial package shall push the industry in Punjab further down.

Snatchings on the rise

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Snatching incidents are rampant in the localities between Majitha road and Batala road, causing fear among residents. These areas fall under Sadar and Majitha road police station. Such crimes occur mostly during late in the evening.

BRIEFLY

Jail inmate booked

21 Aug 2017 | 1:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A jail inmate, Jagir Singh, has been booked for trying to bring liquor to the Central Jail. The accused, a resident of Kaonke village, had mixed the liquor with citrus in three juice cans.

BRIEFLY

Govt flayed for rail mishap

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Former Health Minister Lakshmikanta Chawla has criticised the Union Railway Ministry over the derailment of Haridwar-bound Utkal Express (18477) near Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh.

Trust gets new members

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC has named new members for Sri Guru Ram Das Charitable Hospital Trust, which runs the prestigious Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences.

Sports meet

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The 30th North Zone Sports Meet began at Madhav Vidya Niketan Senior Secondary School here today. As many as 350 students of 40 schools from five states — Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh) — are participating with great enthusiasm.

Schools asked to upload data on portal

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has set August 20 as the deadline for all government as well as private schools to upload their data, including that of students as well as teachers, on ePunjab school portal.

Two held with 11 stolen bikes

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Civil Lines police have arrested two vehicle thieves and recovered as many as 11 motorcycles from their possession.

Three booked for fraud

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Two Jammu residents among three persons were booked by the local police for allegedly duping a local resident of Rs 7 lakh on the pretext of getting him recruited in the Navy.

Science festival at DAV College

Science festival at DAV College

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Biotechnology of DAV College, Amritsar, organised an intra-department science festival themed ‘explore’.

Experts throw light on workplace mgmt at IIM

Experts throw light on workplace mgmt at IIM

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, conducted the second edition of its annual HR Conclave ‘Yukti’ here today. The conclave themed ‘redefining workplace’ was attended by a number of dignitaries from various fields.

Kerala favourite destination for city tourists

Kerala favourite destination for city tourists

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The flow of tourists from Punjab in general and Amritsar in particular to Kerala is increasing every year, said Nanda Kumar, Deputy Director, Kerala Tourism.

Sewer choked at Dhakka Colony

Sewer choked at Dhakka Colony

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Dhakka Colony near Chheharta have been facing tough time as sewerage in the area has got choked, leading to water accumulation in streets.

Open defecation goes on

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the government exhorts to bring the practice of open defecation to an end, the menace is rampant in the Improvement Trust’s Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar locality that is being developed.

Three booked for molestation

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked three youths for allegedly molesting and making obscene gestures towards schoolgirls. Those booked were identified as Danish, his brother Money and Akash, all residents of the Gate Khazana area.

Bank robbery: Police yet to make headway

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Three days after the sensational bank robbery of Rs 2.40 lakh at the Axis Bank’s Chaugwan-Khasa road branch here, the police are yet to get a breakthrough in the case.

Married woman alleges rape, two persons booked

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A married woman (32), working as a labourer, has accused a person of allegedly raping her. Following her complaint, the Jandiala police have booked two persons including a relative of the accused.

MC offices safe haven to commit job frauds?

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Offices of the Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, have become a safe haven for fraudsters offering jobs in the civic body. Two separate cases of job scams have been reported in the past few months.

Malik takes stock of railway station’s development

Malik takes stock of railway station’s development

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Senior railway officials of the Ferozepur Division, headed by Divisional Railway Manager Vivek Kumar, held a meeting with Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik here today. Malik is the member of the Railway Board to review the status of various development projects for the Amritsar railway station.

Activist accuses ADC office staff of being lethargic

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: A city resident applies for getting his society registered with the Additional Registrar of Societies, Amritsar.

Teachers protest transfer policy

Teachers protest transfer policy

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Democratic Teachers’ Front burnt an effigy of Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary over “unfavourable” policies of the Education Department here today.

Rail passengers a harried lot

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Passengers of the city travelling to Bihar, West Bengal and Assam are a harried lot as flood in northern parts of the country has left the rail services disrupted.

Food festival

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: People of the city can now relish various cuisines of Kabul till Kanyakumari at a food festival being organised at Humble Una, a local hotel.

Awareness programme on women health

Awareness programme on women health

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: A special live health awareness programme on women health was organised at the District Library here today.

GNDU teachers’ body welcomes VC

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers’ Association today met Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu, the newly-appointed Vice Chancellor (VC), to welcome him.

Ambulances at ESI Hospital await treatment

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Hospital, Majitha road, has no functional ambulance.

MCparking: 17 bike thefts in 6 months

MCparking: 17 bike thefts in 6 months

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: In the absence of proper surveillance, around 17 motorcycles have been stolen from the head office of the Municipal Corporation (MC) in the past six months.

City to have two more police posts

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The police will soon have two new chowkis in the city.

Spurt in robbery cases leaves police worried

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The cases of robbery, especially from collection agents of financial firms, petrol pumps and off guard banks, in and around the city are on the rise.

MC employee accused of fraud

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Over 60 people have demanded police action against an employee of the Municipal Corporation (MC) and his family for defrauding them on the pretext of providing jobs in the corporation.

MC, AIT pass the buck as nullah road caves in

MC, AIT pass the buck as nullah road caves in

19 Aug 2017 | 1:42 AM

AMRITSAR: A major portion of the nullah (drain) road, which connects Majitha Road to Fatehgarh Churian Road, has caved in recently.

44 patients test negative for dengue

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Amid swine flu threat, patients with symptoms of dengue and chikungunya are being reported in the city.

School for special kids, hope for many

School for special kids, hope for many

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: With an aim to provide holistic development to special children after they faced disappointment in the quality of education being provided to their adopted intellectually disabled daughter, 12-year-old daughter Diljot Kaur, “Agosh” a ‘special’ school was founded by their founders.

Defacement gives murals a shabby look in city

Defacement gives murals a shabby look in city

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Most of the murals painted on walls and pillars of bridges in the city have been defaced.

Prioritise canal water project, says Mayor

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: With Chief Minister Capt Amrinder Singh announcing the World Bank-aided project to provide canal-based drinking water supply in the city, Mayor Bakshi Ram Arora, who had supervised the same proposal during the SAD-BJP regime, today said the plan should be materialised at the earliest.

Massive protest at GMC over delay in salaries

Massive protest at GMC over delay in salaries

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: High drama was witnessed at Government Medical College (GMC) amid a protest by mess workers and class IV employees here today.

Arrested youth tries to escape from court premises

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth arrested by the Majitha police for allegedly luring and kidnapping a girl tried to escape from police custody when he was produced in the court here today.

Partition Museum: Urdu has ‘limited’ literature to show

Partition Museum: Urdu has ‘limited’ literature to show

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: As part of the opening ceremony of the world’s first Partition Museum, a panel discussion was organised to deliberate upon the trauma faced by Punjab and the healing process the state went through literature.

Documents of Sikh Gurus’ times, rare books digitisedSIKH RESEARCH LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Documents of Sikh Gurus’ times, rare books digitised

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The digitisation of rare manuscripts, books, and handwritten documents belonging to Sikh Gurus’ times and Punjab’s rich cultural heritage at the Sikh Research Library and Museum has been completed by the Khalsa College authorities.

MC employees burn effigies, demand release of salary

MC employees burn effigies, demand release of salary

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The strike of employees of the Municipal Corporation (MC) over non-payment of salaries has entered the second week.

Clues found in bank robbery case: Cops

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police today claimed to have found some clues in the bank-robbery incident in which armed robbers looted Rs 2.

BSFseizes 2 kg of heroin

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The Border Security Force confiscated 2 kg of heroin worth Rs 10 crore in the international market from near the Chhanmulla border outpost in Ajnala, falling under the Amritsar sector here.

Finance firm worker robbed of Rs1.40 lakh

18 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

AMRITSAR: In yet another robbery incident, three armed persons looted an employee of a finance firm when he was returning after collecting installments from clients late last evening.

SNIPPETS

Handbag snatched

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

Amritsar: A motorcycle-borne youth snatched a girl’s handbag in Ranjit Avenue on Tuesday. The purse contained Rs 6,000 and a mobile phone, she said. In her complaint to the Civil Lines police, Mamta Rani stated that she was returning to her paying guest (PG) accommodation from the market when she was targeted.

Seminar on breast diseases tomorrow

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to create awareness about diseases related to breast among women, a special health awareness programme will be held at the district public library on Friday.

City to get modular toilets soon

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central Government has sanctioned five modular toilet cubicles for all constituencies in the city.

4 inmates booked for brawl in jail

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

The police booked four inmates for a brawl at Central Jail here yesterday.

Dairy-removal drive fizzles out

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

In the wake of the upcoming civic body elections, it seems that the Municipal Corporation (MC) has dropped the idea to remove the dairies from its limits.

Naib tehsildars to supervise anti-larva campaign

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Deputy Commissioner has issued instructions for deputy naib tehsildars as duty officers with the teams of the Municipal Corporation (MC) and Health Department while visiting localities to detect dengue larva and issue challans.

Unfinished BRTS work ‘dangerous’

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The unfinished construction of a BRTS station outside the railway station poses grave risk to commuters.

Dr Sandhu is GNDU VC

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Prof (Dr) Jaspal Singh Sandhu joined Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) as Vice Chancellor in the presence of Registrar Prof KS Kahlon and other officials here today.

NRI body seeks clarity on sale of properties

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Perturbed over “unauthorised” sale of their properties in their absence, NRIs have demanded some changes in the norms of the Revenue Department.

Local drivers mostly fail to give way to ambulances

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Local drivers’ insensitivity towards patients being transported to hospitals in ambulances can be gauged from the fact that they are not bothered to let the ambulances pass on an emergency basis.

Punjab’s contribution exemplary: Rana GurjitINDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Punjab’s contribution exemplary: Rana Gurjit

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjabis had always been at the forefront of the freedom movement and suffered untold hardships in the form of life imprisonment and hanging, said Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh while presiding over the Independence Day function at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium here yesterday.

Road under repair creates traffic chaos on Amritsar-Tarn Taran stretch

Road under repair creates traffic chaos on Amritsar-Tarn Taran stretch

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The ongoing digging work on the Amritsar-Tarn Taran road near Gurwali village is causing trouble to the commuters due to dust, potholes and the slow-moving traffic.

Postmen’s stir for better pay

Postmen’s stir for better pay

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Postmen under the Amritsar division today staged a protest near General Post Office against the Central Government for not listening to their demands regarding better salary.

Axis Bank looted at gunpoint

Axis Bank looted at gunpoint

17 Aug 2017 | 1:14 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as five unidentified persons today robbed an Axis Bank branch on the Chaugwan-Khasa road here after taking the staff into their custody.

BRIEFLY

Seminar on entrepreneurship development

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

Amritsar: A seminar on entrepreneurship development was organised by National Career Service, Ministry of Labour and Employment, at Guru Nanak Dev University College, Verka, on Monday.

Iron grills along roads go missing in city

Iron grills along roads go missing in city

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Iron grills installed alongside the BRTS tracks are being stolen in the city.

NGO carries out plantation drive

NGO carries out plantation drive

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A city-based NGO, Voice of Amritsar, carried out a plantation drive at Government Elementary School in Pandori Waraich village today.

Event depicting Punjab’s culture to be held today

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: To promote the rich culture of the state, the district administration will organise an event named ‘Art camp India at 70’ at Urban Haat on Tuesday.

Braid-chopping incidents: Residents press panic button

Braid-chopping incidents: Residents press panic button

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: As the braid-cutting hysteria spreads like wildfire, people, especially belonging to the lower-middle class or economically poor section, have pressed the panic button.

Intellectuals dwell on impact of Partition

Intellectuals dwell on impact of Partition

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A number of intellectuals under the banner of the Hind-Pak Dosti Manch spoke on “The partition of Indian sub-continent and its impact” during an event held here today.

Snatchers continue to have a field day in city

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the police have been on an alert in view of the Independence Day celebrations, the city has witnessed four snatching incidents in the past 24 hours.

Absence of proper signage adds to visitors’ woes

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR:Visitors are at the receiving end in the absence of proper signage in the city.

Partition traumatised everybody: KukrejaPARTITION

Partition traumatised everybody: Kukreja

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The bloody 1947 Partition of the country witnessed the largest migration of people in the history of mankind and shaped lakhs of lives.

Early arrival of swine flu worrisome: Docs

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Medical experts feel it could be a new strain of swine flu virus, as is evident from the early onset of the disease. Swine flu cases were usually reported during the winter months of November, December and January.

Residents, NGOs welcome slew of projects

15 Aug 2017 | 1:09 AM

AMRITSAR: City residents are upbeat after the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today announced a slew of welfare and development schemes for the holy city to put it into a higher-growth trajectory.

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Multania flyover cries for upkeep

Multania flyover cries for upkeep

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: Gaping holes in the pavement, barbed wires installed in place of railings that have fallen off and a bus stop without a shed — these are only some of the problems that troubles the Multania flyover.

Residents seek passageway near Rose Garden Chowk

Residents seek passageway near Rose Garden Chowk

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: People living in residential areas, including Mata Jivi Nagar, Hazura Kapura, Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, Prajapat Colony, Azad Nagar and Shiv Colony, have been facing a tough time owing to the construction of a flyover near Rose Garden Chowk.

Two theft incidents reported, police fail to get clues

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: Two theft incidents were reported from the area that comes under the Civil Lines police station yesterday. In the first incident, thieves decamped with cash and gold worth Rs 7.5 lakh from a house situated on the Power House road.

Five booked on kidnapping charge

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked five persons, one of them is yet to be identified, on the charge of kidnapping two residents. They were also accused of taking Rs 5 lakh in cash, the same amount through cheques and making an obscene video of the complaints.

Parents of 16-yr-old missing girl accuse police of inaction

Parents of 16-yr-old missing girl accuse police of inaction

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: The parents of a 16-year-girl, who went missing around a month ago, have accused the police of inaction. While addressing the media, Santosh Kumar and Pushpa Rani, residents of Parjapat Colony, today alleged that their daughter Jyoti had gone from the house on July 11 in the morning but did not come.

‘I don’t want my child to opt for same job’MANUAL SCAVENGING SERIES

‘I don’t want my child to opt for same job’

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: Manual scavengers live a life full of hardships and the state government has never put in efforts to improve their living standard. Bathinda Tribune visited the house of Bhagwan Dass, a resident of Paras Ram Nagar. He works with the Triveni company on a contract basis.

Centre sends paramilitary forces to Malwa regionDERA SACHA SAUDA CHIEF CASE VERDICT ON AUGUST 25

Centre sends paramilitary forces to Malwa region

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: The Central Government have started sending paramilitary forces to the Malwa region to maintain the law and order situation here as the verdict in the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh case will be pronounced at the CBI court in Panchkula on August 25.

Civil Station road in bad shape

Civil Station road in bad shape

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: The deplorable condition of the Civil Station area road poses a serious threat to city residents. A number of residents alleged that despite repeated complaints to the authorities concerned, the problem persisted.

Light rain brings mercury down

Light rain brings mercury down

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: After a lull of almost 10 days, the skies opened up, albeit only a little, on the city and its adjoining areas. While the district had experienced deficit rainfall this monsoon season, the light rainfall that it received today was enough to turn the weather pleasant and provide relief to residents from hot and humid weather conditions which have been prevailing in the region.

‘Jora 10 Numbaria’ focuses on power struggles

‘Jora 10 Numbaria’ focuses on power struggles

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: Politics and power move parallel to each other, the more you grow in politics, the more you will be addicted to the taste of power – this is the premise on which the film ‘Jora 10 Numbaria’ has been developed and it shows all the lanes of politics, power, crime and revenge, thereby disclosing the grey side of life.

Debt-ridden MC cuts cost on pens

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: The debt-ridden Municipal Corporation in its bid to save money has started cutting cost on purchasing pens. This year, the MC has purchased only 200 pens as compared to 3,200 pens purchased by it last year.

Residents rue wastage of power during daytime

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: Residents are irked over the fact that street lights remain switched on throughout the day and night in several areas across the city.

Book exhibition under way at Teachers’ Home

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: A book exhibition is being organized at Teachers’ Home near Fauji chowk by the National Book trust. This book exhibition will continue till August 23 in the city.

Teej celebratedBRIEFLY

Teej celebrated

21 Aug 2017 | 12:28 AM

BATHINDA: Baba Farid College of Management and Technology recently organised an inter-college Teej competition as part of its Teej festival 2017.

BRIEFLY

Three policemen booked for assault

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: A sub-inspector and two constable of the 5th Commando, Battalion camp, Bathinda, have been booked for assaulting an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the same Battalion.

Mega job fair at GKU from August 21

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

TALWANDI SABO: A state-level first ever mega job fair is going to be organised at Guru Kashi University from August 21 to 31. Chairman Gurlabh Singh Sidhu appreciated the initiative of the Punjab Government for this job fair.

Drizzle brings respite from humid weather

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Drizzle and cloudy skies today brought respite to city residents from hot and humid weather conditions in the city. Although the day started on a sunny note, the weather showcased its varied moods today as it turned from hot to pleasant and then from humid to pleasant again.

1,323 held under NDPS Act in past 4 months

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The seven police districts under the Bathinda Police Zone arrested 1,323 accused under the NDPS Act in the last four months and 1,058 cases have been registered in the various districts under various sections of the NDPS Act.

Note of caution over Blue Whale video game

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The curiosity among children of playing online games is evident. Moreover, the parents and the guardians are happily gifting or offering them a smart phone or video games to make them feel special and happy.

Stray dogs a nuisance for morning walkers

Stray dogs a nuisance for morning walkers

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The presence of stray dogs in the city’s Joggers Park has created panic among morning walkers and cyclists. A large number of morning walkers who are regular visitors to the park, which is the favorite destination of joggers and health freaks, complain that dogs, for the past few weeks, are all over the place.

Sports industry seeks tax package for ailing small units in state

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Sports goods industries have urged the Central Government to release the rates of GST with some basis. A meeting of the Khel Udyog Sangh took place under the leadership of convener Vijay Dhir and co-convener Ramesh Anand.

Agri dept begins drive to save crops from whitefly

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The Agriculture Department has started a drive to apprise farmers in the three blocks of Rampura, Bhucho and Phool in Bathinda district of how to save their cotton crop from whitefly.

Two held for peddling heroin

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The Special Task Force (STF) today arrested two persons with 20-gm of heroin from the city. Addressing mediapersons, DSP Harinder Singh Maan said STF team, led by Inspector Jasveer Singh, received information that Bikramjeet Singh, a resident of Bheer Talab, and Gourav Garg, a resident of Agarwal Colony, Bathinda, along with three Nigerians Ezdon Dabass, Fauzia Omar and Jude Edike, living in Delhi, had formed a gang to supply heroine to the city.

Thieves decamp with Rs 8,000 from shop

Thieves decamp with Rs 8,000 from shop

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Thieves decamped with Rs 8,000 from a paint shop situated on Ajit Road here yesterday night. The Civil Lines police have started investigating the case.

Doctor hires private attendant for prescribing medicines to patients

Doctor hires private attendant for prescribing medicines to patients

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: A senior doctor, Dr Beant Singh Maan, MD, MED, of the Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital has been reportedly found to have hired a private attendant, Nirmal Singh, alias Tejju, who was found prescribing laboratory tests and medicines to the patients.

Soon, approval of building maps online

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: With the beginning of online approval of building maps in the coming days, residents will not make rounds of the Municipal Corporation office in this connection. Soon, the Local Bodies Department is likely to come up with a plan through which the residents can get approval of building maps online.

Video recording of solid waste plant begins

Video recording of solid waste plant begins

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) instructed JITF Company to operate the solid waste management plant at its full capacity and submit a report in this regard on September 6, the company has started video recording of the plant.

Overflowing sewage a bane in Pratap Nagar

Overflowing sewage a bane in Pratap Nagar

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Street No. 1 to Street No. 20 of Pratap Nagar have been facing many problems due to the overflowing sewerage in many residential areas of the city.

Most women municipal councillors turn dummies

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Most women municipal councillors in the city have turned dummies as their husbands are calling the shots regarding works of their wards.

Faulty traffic lights a nuisance for motorists, lead to accidents

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Though traffic lights at various places of the city have been out of order for the past few days, the traffic wing of the city police has not paid any attention to the problem.

Teachers burn minister’s effigy over demands

Teachers burn minister’s effigy over demands

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Bathinda unit of the Democratic Teachers Front today staged a protest in favour of their demands.

Abandoned sewerage work irks residents

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The abandoned sewerage work in Guru Nanak Dev Nagar has made the lives of residents miserable.

Protesters put off stir till Aug 22

Protesters put off stir till Aug 22

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The farmer unions, staging a protest on the Bathinda-Chandigarh highway for the last nine days, today postponed their stir till August 22 due to the state-level Barnama Kisan Rally of various farmer unions.

Despite NGT ban, garbage burning goes unchecked

Despite NGT ban, garbage burning goes unchecked

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Despite the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on the burning of waste in the open, people continue to degrade and pollute the environment by setting garbage to fire in Bathinda.

Team carries out verification of MC records, store

Team carries out verification of MC records, store

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Officials of the municipal service cell of the Local Bodies Department, Chandigarh, who are in the city to scrutinise the records of various development works undertaken during the previous SAD-BJP government continued their work of for the second day today.

Missing steel dustbins: MCB fails to get FIR registered

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Despite two reminders by Mayor Balwant Rai Nath, MCB officials have failed to get an FIR registered for the missing stainless steel dustbins in the city.

DC marks inquiry into pension fund fraud

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra today marked an inquiry into the allegations leveled against a sarpanch of Tarkhanwal village in a case of alleged embezzlement of pension fund.

Tehsil complex employees on mass leave till August 21

Tehsil complex employees on mass leave till August 21

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The work at the tehsil office was affected today due to the mass leave announced by the Punjab Revenue Officers Association from today till August 21.

Kabaddi cup: Hotels yet to be paid Rs 60.66 lakh

Kabaddi cup: Hotels yet to be paid Rs 60.66 lakh

19 Aug 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Owners of hotels in the district are repenting for hosting international teams and guests of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup as even after eight months of the tournament, organised during the SAD-BJP government, their bills have not been cleared yet by the Sports Department.

One killed in road accident

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

Bathinda: A 17-year-old boy was killed in a road accident after a PRTC bus hit his motorcycle.

Rs 1.1 lakh theft in Cantonment

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

Bathinda: Thieves stole cash and gold from a quarter in the Cantonment area.

Suicide Prevention Day

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Taking cognisance of the increasing number of suicides among youth in the state, schools have been directed to follow the guidelines of the World Health Organisation and the International Association for Suicide Prevention and observe World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.

ASI alleges assault by colleagues

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

Bathinda: An ASI of the Reserve Commando Police was allegedly assaulted by another ASI of his battalion and two constables.

Fall in vegetable prices brings relief

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: City residents heave a sigh of relief as the price of tomato has started coming down, which had upset their house budget.

Patients troubled as Drug Pharmacy Centre closes at 2 pm

Patients troubled as Drug Pharmacy Centre closes at 2 pm

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: With patients facing trouble in getting free medicines, the Drug Pharmacy Centre located at Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital has failed to serve its purpose.

City bus stand cries for basic facilities

City bus stand cries for basic facilities

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Commuters have been facing difficulties at the city bus stand due to lack of basic facilities.

Overloaded tractor-trailers a traffic hazard on city roads

Overloaded tractor-trailers a traffic hazard on city roads

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Failure to check the plying of overloaded trucks and trolleys has become a matter of concern.

Farm labourers demand debt waiver

Farm labourers demand debt waiver

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union today staged a protest outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner in support of their demands.

Students question state government over job promise

Students question state government over job promise

18 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Naujawan Bharat Sabha and Punjab Students Union (Shaheed Randhawa) today met the Deputy Commissioner and submitted him a memorandum of demands addressed to the state government.

Protest over farmer’s death continues for eighth day

Protest over farmer’s death continues for eighth day

18 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: The post-mortem examination of farmer Tek Singh, a resident of Jiyond village, could not be conducted even on the eighth day after his death.

Harsimrat reviews ongoing works of Central Government

Harsimrat reviews ongoing works of Central Government

18 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal today convened a meeting of the District Infrastructure Scheme Advisory Committee (DISHA) to review the ongoing works of the Central Government in Bathinda, Mansa and Muktsar districts.

Special team begins scrutiny of MCB records

Special team begins scrutiny of MCB records

18 Aug 2017 | 12:58 AM

BATHINDA: To check the records of various developmental works undertaken during the SAD-BJP government, a three-member team from the Local Bodies Department, Chandigarh, today reached the office of the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda.

One arrested with 1 kg opium, five with illicit liquor

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The anti-narcotics wing of the Bathinda police arrested a person with one kg of opium from Gudthari village that comes under the Sangat police station.

Diploma engineers continue stir

Diploma engineers continue stir

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Bathinda unit of the Diploma Engineers Association, Punjab, continued to stage protest against the state government in favour of their demands.

Admn, institutions celebrate Independence Day

Admn, institutions celebrate Independence Day

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Independence Day was celebrated with great fanfare at the Multipurpose Stadium, Bathinda.

MOLESTATION OF PATIENT

Compounder of Sarvesh Divya Hospital arrested

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A compounder of a private hospital has been arrested by the Civil Lines police on the charge of molestation of a woman patient last night, who was unconscious and admitted to the ICU ward of Sarvesh Divya Hospital on the Namdev road.

Avneet bags four medals in Police Games

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: City-based ace shooter and a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Avneet Sidhu has again brought laurels for the country winning four medals in the 2017 World Police and Fire Games, which is going on at Los Angeles (USA).

BJP Urban unit chief resigns

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Urban unit president of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mohit Gupta today tendered his resignation from the post of party president.

Cop Sanjiv Kumar gets CM’s medal

Cop Sanjiv Kumar gets CM’s medal

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Sanjiv Kumar, a head constable posted at the Civil Lines police station, was given CM’s medal for his devotion to duty by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during a state-level Independence Day function celebrated at Gurdaspur yesterday.

I-Day celebrated but public interest on the wane

I-Day celebrated but public interest on the wane

17 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Till last morning, students Mani Singh and Husandeep Singh were excited to participate in the Independence Day function at Multipurpose Sports Stadium.

Decades not enough to heal wounds70 YEARS OF PARTITION

Decades not enough to heal wounds

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The saying ‘Time is a great healer’ seems to be have lost much of its appeal for the two brothers — Harminder Singh Mokha (83) and Gurcharan Singh Mokha (78) — who still live with a heavy heart and bitter memories of Partition. While recalling their partition experiences, Harminder Singh and Gurcharan Singh Mokha said they were leading a royal life in Lal Kurti Bazaar at Rawalpindi.

BRIEFLY

LJP protests against admn

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Dalit Mahapanchayat staged a protest by wearing a black dress in front of the Mini-secretariat.

Snatching, 5 thefts reported

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: One case of snatching and five incidents of theft were reported from city areas in the past two days. In the first incident that took place at Paras Ram Nagar, three unidentified persons targeted a woman, who, along with her daughter, was going home when they snatched her purse, which contained cash and a mobile on August 12.

Drizzle fails to bring relief

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The city received slight drizzle in the evening but it failed to bring relief to the residents from the sultry weather. As per the meteorological department of the PAU Regional Centre, the maximum temperature recorded today was 35.8°C and the minimum was 25.4°C.

GRAFT CHARGES AGAINST MC OFFICIALS

Local Bodies Dept seeks report

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The Local Bodies Department has sought a report on the corruption charges against the MC officials in the illegal buildings issue in the city.

Protesting farmers taken into custody

Protesting farmers taken into custody

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The ongoing protest of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Sidhupur) at Ambedkar Park near the mini-secretariat grew bigger as farmers from neighbouring districts, including Barnala, Faridkot, Muktsar and Fazilka, joined today.

Five booked for clash at Central Jail

Five booked for clash at Central Jail

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The Nathana police have booked five undertrials for a clash that took place last night at Central Jail, Bathinda, which is located at Gobindpura village, 18 km from here.

Farmer not cremated as stir onFARMER SUICIDE

Farmer not cremated as stir on

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The cremation of farmer Tek Singh, a resident of Jiyond village, could not take place after six days of his death. Farmer unions’ protest continued for the sixth day against the state government and the Punjab police.

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: A farmer ended his life by jumping into a canal. His body was found from Hanumangarh. The deceased has been identified as Jagdev Singh, a resident of Kotbhara village of Maur sub-division.

I-Day, Janmashtami celebrated in city schools

I-Day, Janmashtami celebrated in city schools

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Independence Day was celebrated with great zeal and patriotic fervour at various schools in the city. The Little Kingdom Nursery School today celebrated Independence Day on the school campus.

Security beefed up for I-Day

Security beefed up for I-Day

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Security has been beefed up by the Punjab police in Bathinda before Independence Day. Before the celebrations of Independence Day, the Bathinda police have set up a number of nakas on every road, including link road.

Statues of martyrs look desolate on eve of Independence Day

Statues of martyrs look desolate on eve of Independence Day

15 Aug 2017 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: On the eve of Independence Day, when the country is busy making preparations for celebrations and functions to mark the day, many monuments and places named after the great freedom fighters look desolate.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Rs 1,475-cr boost for PGI expansion

Rs 1,475-cr boost for PGI expansion

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a major boost to the expansion of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, the Union Government has approved three most-sought-after projects worth Rs 1,475 crore for the region’s premier medical and research institution.

Pit bull stolen from Kajheri, three booked

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:A theft case has been registered against three unknown persons for stealing a pit bull from Kajheri village in Sector 52.

CHB to e-auction plots at IT Park next month

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has decided to start the e-auction of residential and commercial plots, measuring 5 to 10 acres, at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park in the first week of September in a phased manner.

2 youths held for stalking girl

2 youths held for stalking girl

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:In yet another incident of stalking, two youths, natives of Punjab, have been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly stalking and passing comments at a girl riding a scooter.

Cable theft loss  Rs 9 lakh: BSNL

Cable theft loss Rs 9 lakh: BSNL

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reported a loss of Rs 9 lakh in the case of theft of cables in its complaint to the Chandigarh Police.

Expert wants violent online games banned

Expert wants violent online games banned

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Psychiatrists, who assembled in the city for the 13th Annual National Conference of the Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry, voiced their concern over children’s addiction to violent online games such as “Blue Whale”.

ORGAN DONATION

PGI felicitates 28 volunteers

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:The gap between demand and supply is burgeoning with every passing day in view of the increased incidence of lifestyle diseases.

PU forms another panel for regularisation of staffSYNDICATE MEETING

PU forms another panel for regularisation of staff

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University’s Syndicate on Sunday approved the regularisation of employees in principle but formed a committee which includes Senators, Prof Navdeep Goyal and Prof Pam Rajput, along with others to discuss the modalities.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST VC

Syndicate to seek nod from HRD Ministry for probe

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Syndicate has decided to take up the sexual harassment case against Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover with the HRD Ministry to seek an approval for investigation.

No caste discrimination in university: Syndicate

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:After an assistant professor, Dr Sarvninder Kaur, approached the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) against Panjab University (PU) for denying her chairpersonship, the Syndicate expressed that there was no caste discrimination on the campus.

Cong pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: City unit of Congress paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birthday during a function held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Sector 35, today.

Spectrum of  human emotions stagedART & CULTURE

Spectrum of human emotions staged

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Kala Parishad and Daya Drishti Rang Manch presented a play in Hindustani at Tagore Theatre here today.

Dera case: Cops mull using drones

Dera case: Cops mull using drones

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

PANCHKULA:To keep an eye on Dera followers, who are expected to show up in large numberson August 25, the Panchkula Police are planning touse drones.

From riches to nothing — story of car bazaar traders

From riches to nothing — story of car bazaar traders

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:The old car bazaar at Madhya Marg no longer attracts buyers.

Fed up with stink, say Dadu Majra residents

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:While JP Associate has shut the garbage plant at Dadu Majra on account of maintenance work, the waste being dumped at the ground has made the lives of area residents miserable.

Sorry, sir!REPORTER'S DIARY

Sorry, sir!

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

Leaders of the local traders’ union had to cut a sorry figure before a senior UT official when they came up with their charter of demands.

Self-certification for fire NOC gets nod

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Getting a no objection certificate (NOC) for buildings or establishments from the Fire Department is easy now.

Water level up in Sukhna

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Saturday showers have increased the water level of Sukhna Lake.

Power bills: Consumers made to pay late fee on last date

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Those who paid their electricity bills through debit cards on the last date were charged the late fee at the Sampark Centres.

Rain wreaks havoc on city roads

Rain wreaks havoc on city roads

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The recent rain has wreaked havoc on the city roads. Most of the roads have turned bumpy and developed rough patches as rainwater washed away material from several places.

Mohali roads also suffer similar fate

Mohali roads also suffer similar fate

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: Rains have played havoc with roads here. Most of the roads in the town are in a bad shape with huge potholes and broken berms, causing inconvenience to road users. Adding to their woes, incidents of earth caving in at various sites also pose danger to the people here.

Rape case: Cops still groping in the dark

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Even five days after a 12-year-old girl student of a government school was raped at Children Traffic Park in Sector 23 here, the police are still groping in dark.

Sky Rock City Society penalised

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI:Giving relief to complainants in seven different cases against Sky Rock City Welfare Society, the Mohali District Consumer Forum ordered the opposite party (Sky Rock) not only to refund the invested money but also pay compensation to the tune of at least Rs 35,000 to each of the complainant in the cases.

Duped Sky Rock members ‘sack’ society president

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a fresh hope for over 1,200 members of the Sky Rock City Welfare Society, the general house meeting of the society today formed a new executive, “sacking” incumbent president Navjit Singh, who allegedly collected nearly Rs 175 cr from the members, but failed to give them plots and flats.

Sex determination racket busted

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

PANCHKULA:A team of the Haryana Health Department, Panchkula, has busted an alleged illegal sex determination racket being run at a hospital in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab.

Nurture children with love, make them responsible citizensOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Nurture children with love, make them responsible citizens

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh is not safe for women anymore. It is the responsibility of parents to keep their children grounded rather than providing them luxury cars.

Water level goes up in Kaushalya Dam

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

KALKA:Due to heavy rain in upper reaches of the Himalayas, the water level in the Kaushalya Dam has gone up, just a meter below the danger level.

City woman tests positive for swine flu

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:One more swine flu case was reported on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 44 in Chandigarh.

Rape victim’s father assaulted

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

KALKA:The mother of a rape victim alleged that accomplices of the accused thrashed her husband.

Flirting with danger

Flirting with danger

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

Panchkula: The Ghaggar is close to the danger level in Panchkula.

Top seed Uddayvir sails into main draw

Top seed Uddayvir sails into main draw

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Uddayvir Singh blanked Arhaan Pahwa 9-0 to qualify for the main draw of the boys U-16 category in the ongoing St.

Sahil wins twin titles

Sahil wins twin titles

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: Sahil Rawat won twin titles on the concluding day of TENVIC Junior Table Tennis League.

Indian Cue Masters League a game changer for sport, says Alok Kumar

Indian Cue Masters League a game changer for sport, says Alok Kumar

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former Asian champion Alok Kumar feels that the ongoing Indian Cue Masters League is a much-needed platform to attract youth to the sport.

GMSSS-22 beat Carmel girls, enter semifinals

GMSSS-22 beat Carmel girls, enter semifinals

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 22, registered a one-goal victory over Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, to reach the semifinals of the girls' U-17 inter-school football championship here.

Reyansh, Akyra win skating meet

Reyansh, Akyra win skating meet

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

PANCHKULA:Aryan Srivastava won the gold medal in the boys U-4 inline category while Samaira finished atop the girls U-4 category on the concluding day of Blue Bird Open Speed Skating Carnival.

Man arrested for rape

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Almost a week after a girl was allegedly kidnapped, held hostage and raped repeatedly, the Patiala police have registered a case against the accused and later arrested him.

Param Bindra wins ‘Athlete of Year’ title at sports meet

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Elite Club organised its first sports event in which members participated with huge enthusiasm at Government Physical College, here.

Six booked for bid to kidnap minor girl

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:The police have booked six persons for allegedly trying to kidnap a minor girl.

Actress Alia in town, shoots at YPS

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Vicky Kaushal’s upcoming film Raazi has been hitting headlines ever since its announcement.

Cultural programme marks I-Day

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Media Club organised a cultural programme to mark the 71st Independence Day.

Schoolteachers stage protest, seek regularisation of services

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Members of the Model Adarsh Schools’ Karamchari Association staged a state-level protest in Patiala, demanding regularisation of services of the contractual staff.

Chandigarh Police to barricade entry points

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Police are ensuring that nothing goes wrong on August 25, the day the special CBI court will pronounce its verdict in the rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

BSNL cable theft sabotage?

BSNL cable theft sabotage?

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a serious case of sabotage before the verdict in the rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the landline services of the official residences of the Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers, Punjab Police Headquarters and the PGI were disrupted following the theft of underground cables.

Dera followers converge in P’kula

Dera followers converge in P’kula

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

PANCHKULA:The presence of as many as 3,000 Dera followers outside the Panchkula district courts complex took the administration by surprise today.

9-yr-old raped in Pinjore

9-yr-old raped in Pinjore

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

Kalka: A nine-year-old girl was raped by an elderly man in Pinjore today. Sources said the victim’s parents had lodged a complaint with the police accusing a resident of Charnia village, Pinjore block, of committing the heinous act.

Strawberry girls beat St. Stephen’s in tennis

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, registered a 2-1 victory over St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in the ongoing girls’ U-17 inter-school tennis championship at the Lake Sports Complex here.

Barala in no mood to bail son out

Barala in no mood to bail son out

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vikas Barala, accused of stalking and abducting 29-year-old Varnika Kundu, has not applied for bail.

SNIPPETS

2 of family killed in road mishap

20 Aug 2017 | 2:30 AM

Mohali: Two members of a family were killed and three others injured when their car was hit by a speeding truck near Shahabad, (Haryana).

Signature campaign launched at PU

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

Chandigarh: The Enactus team of Panjab University (PU), in a drive to aware the youth of the city with the current degrading environment scenario, launched a signature campaign under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at the Student Centre, PU.

Ashiana set to get new guest

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ashiana Children’s Home in Sector 15 here is all set to welcome a new guest.

Three PU shuttlers in World University GamesBRIEFLY : SPORTS

Three PU shuttlers in World University Games

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

Chandigarh: Three shuttlers from Panjab University -- Kanwaldeep, Hardik and Kartik -- have been selected for the World University Games to be held in Chinese Taipei from August 19 to 30.

TT league begins today

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

MOHALI:Punjab State Institute of Sports (PIS) in association with TENVIC will organise a table tennis league here tomorrow.

Woman athlete alleges harassment

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:A woman athlete representing India at the World University Games in Chinese Taipei has accused the staff accompanying the contingent of harassment.

Haryana Steelers beat UP Yoddha

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Steelers beat hosts UP Yoddha in the Inter-Zone Challenge of Pro Kabaddi League at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow today.

Nikhil, Himanshu advance to next round

Nikhil, Himanshu advance to next round

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nikhil Kothari blanked Vansh Dhiman 8-0 in the second round of the boys’ U-16 qualifiers to stay alive in the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament here today.

Punjabi University VC gives up his security

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

PATIALA:Acting fast on the issue of alleged harassment of a girl student while travelling in a Punjabi University bus yesterday, Prof BS Ghuman, Vice-Chancellor of the university, called an urgent meeting of the officials concerned and ordered an inquiry into the incident.

PU, Punjabi varsity at loggerheads

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The fight for Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy has become intense as Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, and Punjabi University, Patiala, have questioned the grant of points to each other during certain events.

St Kabir students enact ‘Anne of Green Gables’

St Kabir students enact ‘Anne of Green Gables’

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 112 prodigious students of St Kabir Public School under the Wings Theatre Academy presented an English play ‘Anne of Green Gables’ at the Tagore Theatre here today.

PU don to present paper in Canada

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The International Association of Forensic Sciences has invited Dr JS Sehrawat, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, to present his four research papers at its 21st Triennial Meeting to be held in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) from August 21 to August 25.

Water board staff acquitted in blackmailing case

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court acquitted a peon of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board who was nabbed by the Chandigarh Vigilance Bureau for allegedly blackmailing a former employee of the same department four years ago.

PU ELECTIONS

Jolt for Left as PSU-Lalkar announces split with SFS

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Students Union (PSU-Lalkar) announced a split with the Students for Society (SFS) today.

PU students can choose Canada varsity for internship

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Students of biochemistry of Panjab University (PU) can now go as intern at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada, free of cost.

Exchange programmes for scientists must: Experts

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University (PU) today hosted a roundtable meeting on ‘Developing Country Specific Models for the Promotion of R&D via Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode’ where JNU Chancellor VK Saraswat emphasised on linking universities with industries and national research laboratories and setting up of dedicate funds for state universities for strengthening their R&D.

Now, Chancellor wants tank on JNU campus

Now, Chancellor wants tank on JNU campus

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Chancellor VK Saraswat supported the display of an Army tank on the university campus to inculcate nationalism.

Health Department distributes first aid kits among street vendors, auto drivers

Health Department distributes first aid kits among street vendors, auto drivers

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

PATIALA:To provide quick relief for victims of road accidents, the Health Department has started a special campaign from the city by distributing first-aid kits among street vendors working by the roadsides.

PSPCL takes digitisation route

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

PATIALA:Going digitised, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has partnered with the State Bank of India through an MoU, facilitating the collection of electricity bills through the RTGS mode.

Bankers to strike work on Aug 22 to protest proposed reforms

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

PATIALA:All bank officers and employees across the city will observe a day-long strike on August 22, under the banner of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU).

School observes World Photography Day

School observes World Photography Day

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

PATIALA:To mark World Photography Day and Sadhbhavna Diwas, students of Police DAV Public School, Patiala, participated in a special assembly conducted by Zinnia House today.

Punjabi varsity VC orders inquiry

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

PATIALA:Acting fast on the issue of alleged harassment of a girl student while travelling in a Punjabi University bus yesterday, Prof BS Ghuman, Vice-Chancellor of the university, called an urgent meeting of the officials concerned and ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Youth gets 2-year jail for raping minor

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:A juvenile justice court awarded two-year imprisonment to a youth, who was booked for raping a minor three years ago.

PROPERTY CONVERSION

BJP can’t claim credit: Bansal

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former Member of Parliament (MP) Pawan Kumar Bansal today criticised city MP Kirron Kher for creating “hullaballoo” over the decision of conversion of residential leasehold properties into freehold when the scheme is already on the statute book for the past 21 years.

Adopt Punjab policy on liquor, Kher urges Badnore

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:City MP Kirron Kher today wrote to Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Badnore to adopt the policy adopted by Punjab for the sale of liquor by hotels, restaurants and bars within 500 meters of a national/state highway.

Production warrant against Hawara

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

KHARAR:A Kharar court on Saturday issued a fresh production warrant against Jagtar Singh Hawara, who at present is lodged in Tihar Jail.

Transfer of medical waste for treatment to Delhi raises eyebrows

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The biomedical waste seized from Nayagaon and Dhanas is being taken to Delhi for recycling.

Business as usual for uberMoto driver partners

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

MOHALI:Two days after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the issue of Uber bike taxis operating illegally without the required permit in the city, it was business as usual for the uberMoto driver partners.

Mohali boy denied MR vaccination

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:High drama was witnessed at a government dispensary in Sector 22 here today after a woman from Mohali alleged that the ANM and a doctor refused to administer measles-rubella (MR) vaccination to her son.

Four days after attack, 50-year-old man dies

Four days after attack, 50-year-old man dies

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four days after two men were attacked by five assailants with sharp-edged weapons and sticks, one of them died today.

Kharar City police station runs from rickety structure

Kharar City police station runs from rickety structure

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

KHARAR:The Kharar City police is working from an unsafe building, which may collapse any time.

Deplorable roads risking lives in Kalka

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

KALKA:After the recent rain that lashed the region, various roads are in a deplorable condition due to which residents of Kalka, Pinjore, Parwanoo and its vicinity have been facing inconvenience.

Rain triggers landslides, traffic affected in Morni

Rain triggers landslides, traffic affected in Morni

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

PANCHKULA:Rainfall resulted in landslides in Morni today.

Labourer rescued from Ghaggar fury

Labourer rescued from Ghaggar fury

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

DERA BASSI:In a rescue operation that lasted for nearly about two hours, a migrant labourer was rescued from the flooded Ghaggar near Mubarikpur here today.

Panchkula roads submerged yet again

Panchkula roads submerged yet again

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

PANCHKULA:Again rainfall resulted in waterlogging in various parts of the district.

Residents of low-lying areas feel the pinch

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

MOHALI:Today’s downpour again brought miseries to many households located in low-lying areas, including Phase XI, Mohali village, Kumbhra, Mataur and Phase II.

It’s same old story in Zirakpur

It’s same old story in Zirakpur

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Waterlogging continued to irk residents after the downpour here today.

Waterlogging spells chaos for residents

Waterlogging spells chaos for residents

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Rain has left many partsof the city waterlogged today, leaving residents inconvenienced.

15-yr-old rape survivor wants to nurture child after birth

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:While parents of the 10-year-old rape victim had refused to take a glimpse of the newborn, the 15-year-old incest victim is reluctant to surrender the child for adoption.

SEXUAL ABUSE OF 15-YR-OLD

Stepfather denies charges, says implicated by victim

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:Suresh Prasad, who was arrested on Friday night for sexually abusing his 15-year-old stepdaughter, has denied the allegations.

SEC 36 STALKING CASE

Accused’s parents pressuring me, complainant tells court

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The victim in the Sector 36 stalking incident has told the court that parents of one of the accused are pressurising her.

Gang of snatchers busted, three held

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Crime Branch of the UT police today busted a gang of snatchers by arresting three of its members who were accused of snatching at gunpoint in Sarangpur on August 10 here.

Fraud case against Sunny Enclave MD

20 Aug 2017 | 2:26 AM

Kharar: The police have booked Jarnail Singh Bajwa, managing director of Sunny Enclave, on for fraud. The case has been registered as per orders of Ekta Uppal, Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, on an application filed by Amarjeet Singh, a resident of Chandigarh, under Section 156/3 of the CrPC.

Hearing in case against chief: Sirsa dera followers gather outside court

Hearing in case against chief: Sirsa dera followers gather outside court

19 Aug 2017 | 11:52 AM

PANCHKULA: Dera followers on Saturday gathered outside the Panchkula court complex in large numbers as a murder case against the Dera chief will be heard in a CBI court.

UT opens freehold door

UT opens freehold door

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief for residents, the Administration has decided to allow conversion of residential leasehold properties into freehold. This was announced by Kirron Kher, MP, in the presence of a large number of BJP workers at the UT Guest House today.

Workshops

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Patiala: Budha Dal Public School, Patiala, hosted mathematics and psychology workshops for teachers of various CBSE affiliated schools on its premises.

Central varsity status: Proposal to be tabled in Syndicate tomorrow

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Chandigarh: The proposal of making the PU a central university will again be tabled before the Syndicate meeting on August 20.

BMW HIT-&-RUN

Proceedings with new Judge

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Chandigarh: The Sessions Judge entrusted proceedings of the Akansh Sen murder case to Additional Session Judge today.

Fogging drive

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Chandigarh: The UT Heath Department has started fogging across the city to keep a tab on mosquito menace.

Charas recovered from jail inmate

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Chandigarh: An inmate of Burail Jail has been booked under the NDPS Act after .

MC to observe Sadbhavana Diwas

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Chandigarh: The city Municipal Corporation on Friday pledged to observe Sadbhavana Diwas for maintaining the harmony and integrity of the nation.

BRIEFLY

BMW Hit-&-run: Proceedings with new Judge

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Chandigarh: The Sessions Judge entrusted proceedings of the Akansh Sen murder case to Additional Session Judge today.

SCHOOL NOTES

Immunisation campaign

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Chandigarh: The Measles Rubella Immunisation Campaign was organised at Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35-B, here, today.

Pranav, Konika emerge winners

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

MOHALI: Pranav Chopra rallied from a set down to beat Sarthak Gandhi in the boys’ U-14 final on the concluding day of the Roots-AITA National Ranking Championship, here today.

Nine bike taxis impoundedTHE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Nine bike taxis impounded

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the issue of Uber bike taxis plying illegally in the city, the UT Traffic Police impounded two-wheeler taxis today.

Mandeep wins bronze in int’l boxing event

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

PATIALA:Mandeep Kaur Sandhu, a student of Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala, has won a bronze medal in feather weight category (Boxing) in the 35th Golden Glove of Vojvodina-2017 held in Serbia.

ALL-INDIA INTER-SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE CONCLAVE

Pinegrove School lifts overall trophy

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

PATIALA:Pinegrove School, Dharampur, lifted the overall trophy on the final day of the JK Kate Memorial All-India Inter-School Knowledge Conclave held here at Punjab Public School, Nabha.

Janmashtami celebrated

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

PATIALA:Janmashtami was celebrated with fervour by kindergarten and primary wing at Career Academy School, Patiala.

Complainant's statement recordedAIKOM MURDER CASE

Complainant's statement recorded

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

MOHALI:Statement of the complainant, victim's brother Darshan Singh Dhillon, was recorded before a local court here today in connection with the Aikom's murder case.

GMSSS-19 log 46-run win over St. Stephen’s

GMSSS-19 log 46-run win over St. Stephen’s

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

Chandigarh: Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 19, defeated St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, by 46 runs to enter the semifinals of the boys’ U-17 inter-school cricket championship here today.

Job fairs in Patiala from August 24

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Administration will organise three employment fairs in the district from August 24 to 29.

ASI shoots himself dead

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

PATIALA:An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) with the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) (36th Battalion), Bahadurgarh, shot himself dead with his service revolver inside the PAP Complex here yesterday.

Teachers burn effigy of minister

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

PATIALA:Members of the Democratic Teachers Front (DTF), Punjab, held a protest in front of the Education Department and burnt the effigy of Punjab Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary at Fountain Chowk in Patiala.

Consumer commission detaches account of Shalimar Mall owner

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a relief to RK Aggarwal, owner of Shalimar Mall, the Chandigarh State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has detached one of his bank accounts.

MC panel for drive to address issue of women’s security

MC panel for drive to address issue of women’s security

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: A meeting of the women empowerment committee of the Municipal Corporation was held to discuss the issue of women security.

DENIAL OF POST OF CHAIRPERSON TO ASST PROF

SC panel puts varsity on notice

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has issued a notice to Panjab University (PU) after an assistant professor of its biophysics department Dr Sarvnarinder Kaur petitioned about denying her post of chairperson by the university.

Eyeing post of PUTA chief, Grover wants pay panel implemented

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Associate Professor Jatinder Grover, who is contesting the elections for the post of president, has called for early implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

No hostel facility at PU for PhD students under college teachers

No hostel facility at PU for PhD students under college teachers

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) has decided that a PhD student whose supervisor is not from the university and is pursuing doctorate under college teachers are not eligible for getting hostel accommodation irrespective of fellowship status.

It’s a season of protests at PUPUTA POLL

It’s a season of protests at PU

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: It is a season of protests on the campus as students’ elections are around the corner.

DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS

28 years on, retired Col found guilty

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: A special CBI court today found Col BS Guraya (retd) guilty in a disproportionate assets case, which had been pending for 28 years.

12-YR-OLD’S RAPE

Cops still clueless; relying on dump data of mobiles

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the UT police are still clueless about the accused who raped the 12-year-old girl at the Children Traffic Park in Sector 23 here, the police are relying on the dump data of mobile phones to track the accused.

STALKING CASE

Victim wants cops to place CCTV footage on record

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The victim of Monday night’s stalking incident in Sector 36 here has moved an application in the court to direct the Investigating Officer to place on record the CCTV footage.

‘Sakhi’ to keep an eye on eve-teasers, snatchers

‘Sakhi’ to keep an eye on eve-teasers, snatchers

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

PANCHKULA: In an attempt to provide safe atmosphere to women in the city, the Panchkula police launched ‘Sakhi’ project here today.

Silver lining for newborn

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the 10-year-old rape victim’s parents refused to take a glimpse of the newborn, the Child Welfare Committee and Social Welfare Department received a large number of calls from people wanting to adopt the child.

Now, 15-year-old awaits delivery

19 Aug 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after a 10-year-old rape victim gave birth to a girl child at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, another teenage victim of incestuous rape is awaiting delivery.

SC seeks Centre’s reply on compensating 10-year-old rape victim

SC seeks Centre’s reply on compensating 10-year-old rape victim

18 Aug 2017 | 9:09 PM

NEW DELHI: A day after a 10-year-old rape survivor from Chandigarh delivered a baby, the Supreme Court issued notices to the Centre and the Chandigarh Administration on a petition seeking a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for her.

UT allows conversion of leasehold residential properties into freehold

UT allows conversion of leasehold residential properties into freehold

18 Aug 2017 | 3:30 PM

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief for the residents, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to allow conversion of residential leasehold properties into freehold.

SC seeks govt response on compensating 10-year-old rape victim

SC seeks govt response on compensating 10-year-old rape victim

18 Aug 2017 | 2:27 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Centre and the Chandigarh administration on a plea seeking Rs 10 lakh compensation for a 10-year-old rape victim who delivered a baby yesterday.

10-yr-old watches cartoons post delivery, told stone out

10-yr-old watches cartoons post delivery, told stone out

18 Aug 2017 | 1:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 10-year-old-girl who was raped by her uncle gave birth to a girl child through C-section at Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 here today. The child was born after 35 weeks of pregnancy, which was discovered last month.

Tribune Model girls go down fighting to St. Xavier’s

Tribune Model girls go down fighting to St. Xavier’s

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: St. Xavier’s School, Sector 44, overcame Tribune Model School, Sector 29, 2-1 in the opening match of girls’ U-17 inter-school football championship at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, here today.

Over 160 attend symposium at PGI

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research hosted the fourth DST-PGIMER symposium on innovation in biomedical instrument and devices at Nehru Theatre here today.

Golfers Ravibir, IP Singh winBRIEFLY

Golfers Ravibir, IP Singh win

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

Chandigarh: Ravibir Singh Grewal paired with Col. IP Singh to win the Independence Day Golf Cup at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Wednesday.

Twin titles for GMSSS-10

Twin titles for GMSSS-10

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 10, clinched twin titles on the concluding day of the inter-school softball championship here today.

Learning Paths beat Saupin’s by 41 runs

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Learning Paths School, Mohali, defeated Saupin’s School, Sector 32, by 63 runs in the opening match of the inaugural Makhan Singh Verma U-14 Memorial Cricket Tournament on Thursday.

GMSSS-19 logs 9-wkt victory over GNPS

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 19, bowlers fired in unison to register a nine-wicket win over Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, in the ongoing boys’ U-17 inter-school cricket championship here today.

Four Minerva players in Indian team for SAFF Cup

Four Minerva players in Indian team for SAFF Cup

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four players from the city-based Minerva Football Club have been selected to represent India in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship to be held in Nepal from August 19.

Konika, Aditi rally into final

Konika, Aditi rally into final

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI:Konika Dhull rallied from a set down to beat Amreen and book a place in the girls’ U-16 final in the Roots-AITA Talent Senior (TS-7) Tennis Championship here today.

Gurpreet to be part of Bengaluru FC

Gurpreet to be part of Bengaluru FC

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

BENGALURU:Bengaluru FC today completed a major signing for the 2017-18 season by roping in Indian national team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who has ended his three year-stint with Norwegian first division side Stabaek FC, for a one-year contract.

50 saplings plantedSCHOOL NOTES

50 saplings planted

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

Patiala: Senior Secondary Model School, Punjabi University, Patiala, with the co-operation of an NGO, ‘Khushboo’, planted 50 saplings on the school campus.

50 saplings plantedSCHOOL NOTES

50 saplings planted

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

Patiala: Senior Secondary Model School, Punjabi University, Patiala, with the co-operation of an NGO, ‘Khushboo’, planted 50 saplings on the school campus.

Residents seek quick action against accusedRAPE OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN CHANDIGARH

Residents seek quick action against accused

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PATIALA:Strict laws should be formed in the country to give harsh punishment to accused in child rape cases and they should be given death penalty for committing such crimes.

Man sets himself afire over property dispute

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PATIALA:An employee of the Haryana PWD today set himself ablaze by pouring kerosene in Naraingarh village of the Ghanaur Assembly segment following a property dispute.

Vehicle flagged off to spread legal awareness

Vehicle flagged off to spread legal awareness

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PATIALA:A bus, especially designed for legal literacy campaigns and other allied activities across the state, is being used by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to spread awareness here.

Slackness won’t be tolerated: Dr Ghuman

Slackness won’t be tolerated: Dr Ghuman

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr BS Ghuman paid a surprise visit to 20 departments in five art blocks today.

Civic body sleeps over encroachments in city

Civic body sleeps over encroachments in city

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PATIALA:Though encroachments are mushrooming in the city, the Patiala Municipal Corporation is yet to take strict action against encroachers.

By Oct 2019, country to be open defecation-free: Iyer

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI: “The entire country will be made open defecation-free by October 2019 and Punjab by December 31, 2017,” said Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary to the Government of India for Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, during his visit to waterworks at Baliali.

Petty thefts at Dist Administrative Complex in Mohali cause of worry

Petty thefts at Dist Administrative Complex in Mohali cause of worry

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali District Administrative Complex at Sector 76 here, which houses offices of Mohali Deputy Commissioner, Senior Superintendent of Police and other senior functionaries of the administration and the police, is certainly ‘unsafe’ when it comes to petty thefts.

THRASHING OF CADETS

Govt College principal, cadets summoned to record statements

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI: While the Government College authorities at Phase VI here have been striving hard to hush up the incident of thrashing of NCC cadets during the Independence Day function by terming the occurrence as a ‘playful act’ in their report to the Mohali administration, the district authorities do not seem in a mood to take it lightly.

AIKOM MURDER CASE

Cops fail to produce Seerat before court

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI: The police failed to produce Seerat Kaur, the key accused and the wife of the victim, in the court for hearing here today in connection with the Aikom murder case.

Illegal ramps go unchecked

Illegal ramps go unchecked

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Encroachments in form of illegal ramps in front of shops and houses continue to remain a bane of city residents.

Youth jailed in drug case

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

Chandigarh: A local court on Thursday sentenced a Hamirpur resident, Deepak Kumar (20), to 10-year imprisonment in a drug case.

Gold chain snatched

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: A resident of Sector 37 alleged that a motorcycle-borne youth snatched her gold chain near the T-point of the Sector 37 market on Tuesday.

Migrant cheated of Rs 25,000 in Mohali

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI: A migrant was cheated of Rs 25000 by two miscreants on the pretext of helping him in depositing the amount at a bank in Sector 71 here this afternoon.

Rayat-Bahra orientation programme

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI:A cultural fiesta was organised to mark the orientation programme for new students on the Rayat-Bahra University campus.

Union opposes disbursing powers to teachers

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of the UT Cadre Education Employees Union have opposed the move of the Education Department for giving drawing and disbursing powers to senior teachers in schools where headmasters are not available.

Teachers to observe Black Day on Aug 25

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Teachers from colleges and universities of Punjab and Chandigarh under the banner of the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisations (PFUCTO) will observe 'Black Day' on August 25 over the non-implementation of the Chauhan Committee report on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

PUTA POLL

Aspirant for PUTA president’s post bats for teachers’ dignity

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Senate member Prof Rajesh Gill, contesting for Panjab University Teachers Association’s president post, has called for maintaining dignity of teachers at all costs.

Ignoring of varsity teachers in city colleges fires up election agenda

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: One of the prominent issues being raked up in Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) is ignoring the varsity teachers in selection panels for city colleges.

Now, centralised placement likely for city colleges

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Soon, city’s government colleges will have a centralised placement system.

Expert shares historic perspective on statistics

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Colloquia Committee in association with the Department of Statistics organised the 42nd colloquium lecture on ‘Statistics: A historical yet contemporary field of science’ at Panjab University on Thursday.

SOI holds meeting with Sukhbir

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Student Organisation of India (SOI), the students’ wing of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), held a meeting with former Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal at the Akali Dal’s office in Sector 28 on this evening.

Gandhi group plunges into PUCSC poll, declares panel

Gandhi group plunges into PUCSC poll, declares panel

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Gandhi Group Students’ Union (GGSU) has plunged into the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) elections and declared its panel today.

SWINE FLU DEATH

Kin were informed, claims hospital

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Fortis Hospital, Mohali, today claimed that family members of a 63-year-old patient, who died of swine flu on Wednesday, were constantly apprised of poor prognosis of the patient.

Panel finds JP plant processing only 250 tonnes of waste a day

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: A committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has found that JP Group is processing only 250 metric tonnes of garbage per day at its plant in Dadu Majra.

Kher opens dispensary at Sector 49

Kher opens dispensary at Sector 49

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nine months after it was built, city MP Kirron Kher today opened the civil dispensary at Sector 49.

JUDGMENT IN RAPE CASE AGAINST DERA CHIEF

Police seek para forces

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PANCHKULA: As the special CBI court here has fixed August 25 for the order in the rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Panchkula police have sought paramilitary forces and additional state police force for security.

Evil of drug addiction let looseART & CULTURE

Evil of drug addiction let loose

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: A socially relevant play ‘Mitti rudan karey’ staged by Theatre House and Citi Entertainment Network at Mini-Tagore Theatre brought into focus the rampant evil of drug addiction among farmers of Punjab.

Fake heist: Third witness turns hostile

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: In yet another blow to the prosecution, third witness has turned hostile in the Rs 14-crore fake heist case in Sector 17-based Forever Diamonds jewellery store.

WOMEN’S SAFETY

Mayor meets councillors

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Asha Jaswal met women councillors, NGO and other welfare institution members to chalk out a plan for ensuring their safety.

Two get 4-year jail for abduction

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sentenced two persons to four-year imprisonment for abducting a 13-year-old girl in Kishangarh last year.

Guv to meet Punjab, Haryana Chief Secys

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore will hold a joint meeting with Punjab and Haryana to discuss issues concerning the tricity.

3 brothers acquitted in cheque-bounce cases

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has acquitted three brothers in three cheque-bounce cases filed by their fourth brother.

Where rules are meant to be broken!

Where rules are meant to be broken!

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI: Uber’s partner drivers, who had launched the bike taxi service ‘Uber Moto’ on July 25 with much fanfare, have been flouting norms by running two-wheelers without a permit.

CHB panel recommends 50% cut in transfer fee

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: In what is being termed as a relief for residents, the panel of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has recommended reduction in the fee for the transfer of properties by up to 50 per cent.

No flight on Sundays from Oct 3

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI: The domestic and international flight operations from the Chandigarh international airport at Mohali will stop on Sundays from October 3.

Ghaggar bridge to be shut again for repairs

Ghaggar bridge to be shut again for repairs

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

DERA BASSI: The old Ghaggar bridge near Bhankarpur is all set to get a new lease of life as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to undertake repair work on it from next week.

City to phase out diesel autos

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:The State Transport Authority (STA) has decided to phase out the remaining diesel-run autos in the city.

Car taken away at gunpoint in Mohali

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

MOHALI: Just a week after an incident of carjacking at gunpoint was reported from Sector 80 here, another such incident occurred at Sector 77 on the night intervening Tuesday and Wednesday.

No headway in rape case of 12-year-old

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have failed to make any arrest in the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Sector 23 on Tuesday.

No one to celebrate her birth

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Contrasting scenes were witnessed at the neonatal ward of the GMCH, Sector 32, this morning when all other parents, joyous at the birth of their respective bundle of joy, were seen anxiously catching a glimpse their newborn child.

10-year-old rape victim delivers baby, put under observation

10-year-old rape victim delivers baby, put under observation

17 Aug 2017 | 1:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: The 10-year-old rape victim, whose abortion plea was turned down by the Supreme Court, delivered a baby through C-section at one of the government hospitals here, a doctor said.

Air India announces Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from Oct 6

Air India announces Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from Oct 6

16 Aug 2017 | 4:04 PM

CHANDIGARH: Air India on Wednesday announced its Chandigarh-Bangkok flight from October 6.The flight from Bangkok, known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life, will arrive in Chandigarh at 9.30 am.

Newly appointed VC plans to revive fund-starved university

Newly appointed VC plans to revive fund-starved university

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA: Prof BS Ghuman, newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, faces a herculean task of reviving the university that has been facing severe financial crisis, but he is in no mood to relent.

Speaker recalls freedom fighters’ sacrificeI-DAY CELEBRATIONS

Speaker recalls freedom fighters’ sacrifice

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA: Recalling the sacrifices made by freedom fighters such as Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Kartar Singh Sarabha, Lala Lajpat Rai and Udham Singh, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh said Punjabis have always led from the front when it comes to making sacrifices for the nation.

Avneet wins four medals at Police Games

Avneet wins four medals at Police Games

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Olympian and shooter Avneet Sidhu has clinched four medals, including a gold medal, in different rifle shooting competitions at the World Police and Fire Games at Los Angeles.

Sarabjot storms into semis

Sarabjot storms into semis

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sarabjot Singh today blanked Smarvir 9-0 to book a place in the boys’ U-16 semifinals in the ongoing Roots National Ranking Championship at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur.

Hassan, Tuba finish on top

Hassan, Tuba finish on top

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mohammad Hassan drubbed Mohammad Talib of SD Public School, Sector 32, in straight games to win the men’s singles title at the 20th St. Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament, which concluded here today.

Toilet — A never-ending Prem Katha in BharatBROAD STROKES

Toilet — A never-ending Prem Katha in Bharat

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

INDIAN film-makers keep experimenting, touching hitherto unexplored frontiers. Some time back, there was the film Piku directed by Shoojit Sircar. It was about an elderly grumpy man, a role wonderfully essayed by Amitabh Bachchan, who is troubled by chronic constipation and links all his problems to his bowel movement.

Panacea for parking problem

Panacea for parking problem

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

I happen to be one of the few old living inhabitants of Chandigarh since 1957 and vividly remember its growth. In those days, one could easily count the vehicles and their owners on fingertips. But today, it excels the country when considered on the basis of population.

How we created ‘rivers’ of Chandigarh

How we created ‘rivers’ of Chandigarh

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

I came to Chandigarh from Patiala on a March morning in 1962 to live in a type IX house on the main road adjoining the famous temple of Sector 23, close to the Sector 22-23 crossing. Both sectors were famous, one for ‘gol-gappas’ and the other for its market and Kiran Cinema, now a heritage worth being pictured in the Swiss Publication ‘Chandigarh 1956’.

BRIEFLY

Demonstration held

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA: On the call of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), a demonstration was held in front of Oriental Bank of Commerce regional office, Chhoti Baradari, here.

PGI Director lists achievementsCOLLEGE NOTES

PGI Director lists achievements

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Jagat Ram, Director, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), listed out the achievement of the institute after unfurling the National Flag on the occasion of 71st Independence Day.

Finally, contract of computer teachers renewed

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Education Department has finally renewed the contract of computer instructors in the city. Back to back protests over the last two days were held by the UT Cadre Educational Employees Union and joint action committee (JAC) of teachers, respectively.

Mayor promises round-the-clock water supply

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Asha Jaswal promised residents to provide them round-the-clock water supply. She said the Municipal Corporation had been constantly working towards making the city number one in every field.

Direct flight from city to Bangkok from Oct 6

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Come October and the city will be directly connected to Bangkok. Air India’s new A-320 Neo aircraft will fly four flights a week. It will be the third international flight from the Chandigarh airport.

At Home: Guv interacts with elderly

At Home: Guv interacts with elderly

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prominent personalities, leaders and officers from the Defence attended At Home at Punjab Raj Bhawan on the 71st Independence Day UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore interacted with senior citizens, serving and retired Army officers on the day.

12 booked for attacking kin after molestation FIR

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have booked 12 persons of Indira Colony slum in Sector 17 here for attacking a family after a molestation FIR.

3 get 7-yr jail in robbery case

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three youths were awarded seven-year jail term here today by a local court for robbing two persons of their valuables.

2 traffic cops assaulted, 1 held

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two traffic personnel were assaulted by two persons in Sector 45 on August 14. According to the police, one of the victim, head constable Jitender Singh, who is posted in the traffic recovery van, in his complaint to the police stated that they had received information about traffic snarls near the scrap market in Burail, Sector 45, following which he along with other traffic staff reached the spot.

Peon alleges harassment by school principal

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A peon, recently relieved from duty from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38 (West) has filed a harassment and eve-teasing complaint against the principal of the school, Chitranjan Singh, to the SSP via a public window.

Bus driver walks free in road accident case

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Punjab Roadways bus driver was acquitted by a local court in a case in which a CRPF constable was died after being allegedly run over by the vehicle while crossing the road. The complainant and eyewitness turned hostile in the case.

PANJAB UNIVERSITY STUDENT COUNCIL POLL

Major parties bereft of issues

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: With Panjab University Students’ Council polls less than three weeks away, major parties are struggling to come up with issues to be used in their campaigns. Be it NSUI, PUSU, the ruling party or SOI, party leaders say that this year they were having a hard time deciding what their main campaign topics should be.

Not just education, Kalam Express is rendering medical help too

Not just education, Kalam Express is rendering medical help too

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA: Manisha, who cannot stand on her feet and go to school, is greeted with surprise on Wednesday. Kalam Express, a special bus being run by district administration, with two educators for special children and a physiotherapist has come just for her.

Expansion plan of PGIMER, PU may run into roadblocks

Expansion plan of PGIMER, PU may run into roadblocks

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Expansion plan of the PGIMER and Panjab University is all set to hit a roadblock as the administration has expressed its inability to allot land at concessional rates to both the institutions.

63-year-old man dies of swine flu

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The death of a 63-year-old former assistant secretary of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) due to swine flu has snowballed into a controversy with family members of the deceased accusing the authorities of Fortis Hospital, Mohali, of keeping them in the dark about the ailment.

Tricity painted in saffron, white and green

Tricity painted in saffron, white and green

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore urged residents to contribute to the development of the city. At Parade Ground, he said: “Together, we can make the city smarter.” He said best of facilities would be provided to the residents.

I-DAY EVENT

NCC cadets ‘thrashed’ in Mohali

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI: The Independence Day celebrations at Government College in Phase VI were marred by alleged thrashing of some NCC cadets by their “so-called mentor/instructor” with a belt immediately after the function got over on Tuesday.

Girl harassed near Sector 40 park; accused held

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: In yet another case of stalking, a girl of Sector 40 alleged that a person in a car stalked and harassed her near a park in Sector 40. The police later added the bid-to-abduction charge to the case.

Stalkers on the prowl in city

Stalkers on the prowl in city

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: In another incident of stalking, a girl driving home on her scooter was chased, harassed and an attempt was made to abduct her by three youths riding a Volkswagen car on Monday night.

Attempt to rape 6-yr-old; youth held

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI: A 31-year-old youth allegedly tried to rape a six-year-old daughter of his neighbour at their house in Sector 82 here on Monday night. In his complaint, the victim’s father alleged that they were in the courtyard while the victim was watching television in a room when the accused, Gulfam, tried to rape her.

‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ torn to smithereens: BansalRAPE OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN CITY

‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ torn to smithereens: Bansal

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Pawan Kumar Bansal, former union minister and former city MP, has expressed shock over the incident of rape of a 12-year-old girl on Independence Day. He has termed the incident as shameful and disgrace to all mandated to preserve law and order.

12-year-old waylaid, raped at knife-point

12-year-old waylaid, raped at knife-point

17 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 12-year-old girl student of a government school in Sector 23 was allegedly waylaid and raped at knife-point by a middle-aged man, suspected to be a drug addict, at Children Traffic Park in Sector 23 on August 15. The incident took place hardly 2 km from the Parade Ground where an Independence Day function was being held.

12-year-old ‘raped’ in Chandigarh’s children traffic park

12-year-old ‘raped’ in Chandigarh’s children traffic park

15 Aug 2017 | 2:28 PM

CHANDIGARH:A 12-year-old girl student of a government school in Sector 23 was allegedly raped by a middle-aged man suspected to be a drug addict, at Children Traffic Park in Sector 23 on Tuesday morning.

Another woman complains of being stalked in Chandigarh

Another woman complains of being stalked in Chandigarh

15 Aug 2017 | 5:06 PM

CHANDIGARH: Barely over a week after the incident of stalking of an IAS officer’s daughter here, another woman has complained of being chased by three men in a car.

I-Day: Badnore urges residents to come forward for development of city

I-Day: Badnore urges residents to come forward for development of city

15 Aug 2017 | 11:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, on Tuesday urged residents to come forward for the development of the city.

City to get 24X7 water supply soon: Mayor

15 Aug 2017 | 11:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: Promising the city residents 24X7 water supply soon, Chandigarh Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal on Tuesday day said the Municipal Corporation has been constantly working towards making the city number one in every field.

BRIEFLY

Stone of rly underbridge laid

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: City MP Kirron Kher laid the foundation stone of a railway underbridge at Mani Majra Railway Crossing No. 126.

CHEQUE-BOUNCE CASE

Sentence of cop's daughter upheld

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:An Additional District and Sessions Judge today upheld the one-year jail sentence of the daughter of a UT Police constable in a cheque-bounce case of Rs 2.50 lakh.

Seminar recalls role of Sikhs in freedom struggle

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) organised a one-day national seminar at Khalsa College, Patiala, on the contribution of Punjabis in the Indian Freedom Movement.

2 city residents to be awarded today

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Two Patiala residents will receive awards during the Independence Day state-level function to be held in Gurdaspur.

I-Day celebrated

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Independence Day was celebrated at Police DAV Public School, Patiala.

Derive benefits from SAMPADA scheme, Harsimrat tells farmers

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today asked farmers of the state to come forward to take advantage of various schemes under the Scheme for Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA) programme, under which Rs 6,000 crore will be distributed to add value to food products in the next three years across the country.

CAG indicts I-T Dept for short levy of tax

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has indicted the Income Tax (I-T) Department in Chandigarh for short levy of tax on companies.

SPORTS GRADATION CERTIFICATE

HC sets month’s deadline for UT

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Noting that the pleas of an international-level handball player for the grant of appropriate sports certificate “fell on deaf ears”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has set just over a month’s deadline for the UT administration to seek instructions and respond.

Double delight for Ashish in police games

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ashish Kapoor has won the tennis men's singles and doubles title in the 40-plus age category of the ongoing World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Aryan, Chetanveer register easy win

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aryan Chhatwal beat Iren Singh 9-2, while Jivaj Chawla beat Harmanjeet Singh 9-7 in the first round of boys U-14 category of the Roots-AITA Talent Series tournament at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur today.

Khalsa boys win handball tourney

Khalsa boys win handball tourney

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sri Guru Nanak Khalsa School, Sector 30-B, beat Government High School, Sector 35, 21-10 in the boys U-14 final of the inter-school handball tournament.

Himal is International Master

Himal is International Master

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Himal Gusain has become the first chess player from city to get the International Master title from FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs).

BBMB installs rooftop solar power plant in city

BBMB installs rooftop solar power plant in city

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:As part of the National Mission to Exploit Renewable Sources of Energy, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) today commissioned a rooftop solar power plant on its premises here.

Bansal flays ban on commercial use of basements

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former Union Pawan Kumar Bansal opposed the UT administration’s decision of banning the commercial use of basements.

Accident victim’s kin meet police officials, demand strict action against accused

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The kin of 75-year-old Subodh Kumar Gupta, who was killed in a hit-and-run case on August 6, today met senior police officials, demanding strict action against the accused.

Illegal advertisements adorn police beat boxes, barricades

Illegal advertisements adorn police beat boxes, barricades

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

DERA BASSI:The display of advertisements on police beat boxes and barricades in the town has been going on for years in violation of the norms.

Women police station fails to serve purpose

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:At a time when the City Beautiful is debating the issue of the safety of women following the recent stalking and abduction bid reported by 29-year-old Varnika Kundu, the UT women police station still not registering cases pertaining to the crime against women.

Unitech directors not above law: Consumer commission

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:While announcing three-years sentence to realty firm Unitech’s two fugitive bosses in yet another case, the UT State Consumer Commission passed strong comments against them.

Kalam Express set to chug off Panchkula

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

PANCHKULA:After Jind and Chandigarh, the Kalam Express, a school on wheels for children with special needs, will be rolled out in Panchkula tomorrow.

9,754 vehicles checked, 191 challaned

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 9,754 vehicles were checked during a special drive by the Chandigarh police on Monday Night.

Cultural bonanza on eve of I-Day

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:A cultural programme was presented by schoolchildren on the eve of Independence Day.

BRIEFLY

Book release cancelled

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: The release of a book written by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, which was scheduled to be held at Panjab University here on August 16 at 11 am, has been cancelled due to unforeseen reasons, Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover informed.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST VC

PUCASH seeks MHRD help to take final call

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University Committee against Sexual Harassment (PUCASH) seeks authorisation from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) before deciding on the sexual harassment case against Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover.

Teachers to hold dharna tomorrow

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of teachers will observe hunger strike and hold dharna in front of the Education Department at Sector 9 on Wednesday morning.

Regularisation of daily wage staff on Syndicate agenda

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Daily wagers in Panjab University who have completed seven years of service till March 31, 2016, may be regularised.

STALKING CASE

UT Admn mulls probe into police ‘goof-up’

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Over a week after the high-profile stalking case “dented” the image of the Chandigarh Police and triggered a nationwide outrage and a spate of protests, the UT Administration is mulling over conducting a probe into the “goof up” by the police in handling the case.

Routes you need to avoid

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:In view of the I-Day function at the Parade Ground, Sector 17, the police have decided to impose traffic restrictions on August 15.

Expect clear weather today

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Met Department has predicted that there will be no widespread rain in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali for the next eight days.

5-yr-old boy falls into drain, dies

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

LALRU:A five-year-old boy died after he fell into a drain near his house here this afternoon.

Honour for six cops who rescued Varnika

Honour for six cops who rescued Varnika

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Six police personnel, including a Home Guards volunteer, who acted promptly and rescued 29-year-old Varnika Kundu, daughter of an IAS officer, while she was being stalked, will be awarded commendation certificates by the Administrator on Independence Day.

EXAM FOR RECRUITMENT OF CONDUCTORS

2 get jail in impersonation case

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two youths were today sentenced to three years in jail by the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in a case of impersonation during a written examination conducted for the recruitment of conductors.

Now, PGGC-11 girl harassed

Now, PGGC-11 girl harassed

15 Aug 2017 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Almost 10 days after Varnika Kundu was stalked, a case of harassment of a girl student at Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, in broad daylight has come to light.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
Sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewer at LNJP Hospital; three taken ill

Sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewer at LNJP Hospital; three taken ill

21 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Another sanitation worker, Rishi Pal (40), died while cleaning a sewer at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital while three were taken ill on Sunday.

BAWANA BY-ELECTION

Three major parties hold hectic campaigns

21 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:With just a day to go for the campaigning to end for the Bawana bypoll, the three major political parties— the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress on Sunday employed their top leaders to do the last bit in wooing the electorate as hectic rallies marked almost the entire day.

MBBS student injured during ragging in AIIMS

21 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:An MBBS student got seriously injured during a ragging in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday.

Flights halted at IGI Airport after pilot spotted ‘drone’

21 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Flights at IGI Airport were halted as a “drone like object” was spotted by an IndiGo jet pilot.

7TH PAY PANEL HIKE

Teachers to hold black day on August 22

21 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Agitated over the possible move of cutting down the Centre’s assistance to states for implementing the Seventh UGC Pay Revision, the All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations (AIFUCTO) has decided to observe a black day on August 22 and given a call to university and college teachers across the country for courting arrest in Delhi on Teachers’ Day.

Kyrgyzstan woman held with foreign currency

21 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:A woman from Kyrgyzstan has been apprehended at the IGI airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out US dollars worth over Rs 90 lakh, said a CISF official.

Nigerian woman arrested for killing friend

21 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:A Nigerian woman stabbed her male friend to death in Uttam Nagar yesterday.

Hospital gets strict on use of mobile phones on duty

21 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:In a survey conducted under the Central Health Ministry campaign “Mera Haspatal” it has been revealed that 30 per cent patients in Safdarjung Hospital are not happy with the treatment facilities.

Assembly to approach NDMC to rein in menace of monkeys

21 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NEW DELHI:In view of several instances of monkeys entering its premises, the Delhi Assembly is soon going to approach the municipal corporation for help.

Woman set on fire by in-laws dies; 3 arrested

20 Aug 2017 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI:A 24-year-old woman who was allegedly set on fire by her in-laws at their house in Vikaspuri of West Delhi, died at a hospital today, following which three persons, including her husband, were arrested, the police said.

AAP MLA files complaint against BJP leader

20 Aug 2017 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI:AAP MLA Somnath Bharti has lodged a complaint alleging that he was threatened by some supporters of a South Delhi BJP leader, said a police official today.

Mother, daughter found dead in train

20 Aug 2017 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI:The police today found bodies of a mother and a daughter from bogies of a train stationed at Shahdara Railway Station here.

TRANSFER RACKET

IB officer, cop sent to judicial custody

20 Aug 2017 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI:A special court today sent two officers of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Delhi Police and two others to the judicial custody for 12 days in a case of bribery for transfer and posting.

North MCD strategically delays flyover project: AAP

20 Aug 2017 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI:The BJP-ruled municipal corporations of Delhi are delaying the projects, including appointment of guest teachers in government schools knowingly.

APP has betrayed Bawana people: BJP

20 Aug 2017 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has given to citizens nothing except corruption, forgery and hawala during its two-and-a-half-year tenure.

16-year-old boy tries to commit suicide

20 Aug 2017 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI:Apparently playing the infamous online game “Blue Whale Challenge”, a Class XI boy today tried to commit suicide and jumped from fourth floor.

Bawana bypoll: Eight candidates in fray

19 Aug 2017 | 12:26 AM

NEW DELHI: Atmosphere is heating up in the run-up to Bawana Assembly by-election with eight candidates in the fray for the August 23 polls for which over 2.94 lakh electors are eligible to vote.

Mosquito terminator train flagged off

Mosquito terminator train flagged off

19 Aug 2017 | 12:26 AM

NEW DELHI: South Delhi Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat and Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, R. N. Singh today jointly flagged off the mosquito terminator train from New Delhi Railway Station.

Cong to move court to get toilets in slums: Maken

19 Aug 2017 | 12:26 AM

NEW DELHI:Criticising the Modi government, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken today said his party would approach the court for construction of toilets in slums as the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan turned out to be a “jumla” by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Hussain wants inspections in onion markets

19 Aug 2017 | 12:26 AM

NEW DELHI:Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain has directed the department to conduct surprise inspections in major wholesale and retail markets to check hoarding of onions and then send daily reports for his perusal.

NGT PLASTIC BAN ORDER

Violators to shell out Rs 5k

19 Aug 2017 | 12:26 AM

NEW DELHI:In view of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives on enforcing the ban on plastic bags (less than 50 micron) in Delhi, henceforth, anyone in the national Capital found in possession or use of such carry bags will be liable to pay environment compensation of Rs 5,000 per default and the bags will be seized at the site.

CM to meet DJB officials in sewer death cases

19 Aug 2017 | 12:26 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is going to hold an emergency meeting with executive engineers and senior officials of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on August 22 in the wake of death of nine sanitation workers.

Govt to take over 449 schools if they fail to refund extra fees

Govt to take over 449 schools if they fail to refund extra fees

19 Aug 2017 | 12:26 AM

NEW DELHI:In a clear message to errant unaided private schools, the government has served fresh show-cause notices to around 449 private schools over their failure to implement the Justice Anil Dev Singh panel recommendations over refunding excess fee, warning them to comply with the Delhi High Court orders or face action.

Refund extra fees or we will take over, Kejriwal warns schools

Refund extra fees or we will take over, Kejriwal warns schools

18 Aug 2017 | 7:06 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday warned that the government will take over 449 private schools in the Capital if they do not refund extra fees collected from students.

Class XII girl strangled by friend in park

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:A class XII student was allegedly strangulated by her friend in a park in northwest Delhi''s Rohini area, police said today.

Man in police net for molestation on train

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Metro police has arrested a person accused of molesting an office-goer on a train.

ROAD SAFETY MEET

Safe school travel, free pavement top agenda

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Formulating a "full-fledged" policy on safe transportation of schoolchildren and getting pavements free from encroachments to facilitate pedestrians were a few important decisions taken in Road Safety Council meeting today.

SDMC-INDIAN AIR FORCE

Service charge row resolved by ministry

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:A long pending dispute between the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) over payment of service charge for municipal services has been resolved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) today, sources said.

CBI likely to arrest more in police transfer case

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Some unusual facts have come to light during investigation of transfer and posting scam in the Delhi Police that may lead to more arrests of police officials and others.

Hoax bomb call in HC

Hoax bomb call in HC

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court was today put on high alert after the police received an anonymous call about a bomb threat on its premises, which later turned out to be a hoax, said police.

Come up with dust control plan at construction sites: LG to NDMC

18 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today asked the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to prepare a standard operating procedure (SOP) for dust control at construction sites here in consultation with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) within two weeks.

Mishra renews attack on Kejriwal; calls him corrupt

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Sacked minister Kapil Mishra upped his ante against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calling him “corrupt” and putting banners at several locations, intersections and flyovers across the national Capital targeting the Aam Aadmi Party chief.

Minor girl hit by bullet during Janmashtami celebrations

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:A two-and-a-half-year-old girl, Kanak, was hit by a bullet when she had gone out to see Janmashtami celebrations with her father in GTB Enclave, Dilshad Garden, last night.

DPCC seeks action against leaders for anti-party activities

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Disciplinary Committee of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) today sought action against two local leaders of the party – former municipal councillor Surendra Prakash Sharma and block president Ashok Sharma for alleged anti-party activities.

Thieves don't spare even police gypsy!

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:If the police patrolling gypsy is not safe in the city, how could your car be safe here?

Belgian logo to mark 70 yrs of diplomatic ties with India

Belgian logo to mark 70 yrs of diplomatic ties with India

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Retracing the seven-decade-old ties, Belgium today released a logo to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations five months before India achieved freedom from the British.

BJP takes out Tiranga Yatra

BJP takes out Tiranga Yatra

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, along with state affairs in charge Shyam Jaju, launched a Tiranga Yatra in the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency this evening.

Gorakhpur won’t be repeated in Delhi, says Health Minister

17 Aug 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:In the backdrop of the Gorakhpur children's deaths, Health Minister Satyendar Jain today assured “Gorakhpur won’t be repeated in Delhi” as everything is in place and supply of all medicines and consumables is 90 per cent in all government hospitals.

Lt Governor greets citizens on I-Day

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:On the occasion of the 71st Independence Day, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has extended his heartiest greetings and warm wishes to all Indians.

Guest teachers: Order smacks of ‘nepotism’ in college

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:A recent directive from Dyal Singh College’s Governing Body chairperson Amitabh Sinha that appointments of teaching and non-teaching staff be carried out with his approval has raised many eyebrows.

Submit plan for zero-landfill site waste, LG tells civic bodies

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed the three municipal corporations to submit an action plan for zero-landfill site waste and asked them to ensure processing of all waste generated in the city.

Make public toilets free for women: BJP to CM

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:The BJP urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to make the use of public toilets free of charge for women living in the JJ clusters as they are unable to pay the monthly charge of Rs 300-Rs 400 per head.

Hussain reviews enforcement of plastic ban

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment Minister Imran Husain today directed all agencies concerned to prepare a comprehensive action plan and accept the responsibility for preventing use of non-compostable, plastic of less than 50 micron thickness.

Tricolour reminds sacrifice of Congress leaders, says Maken

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president, Ajay Maken said the Tricolour reminds him the sacrifices and struggles made by the Congress leaders for the independence of the country.

City put under tight security for Independence Day celebrations

City put under tight security for Independence Day celebrations

15 Aug 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Ground-to-air security has been tightened in and around the national Capital, including the historic Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the 71st Independence Day tomorrow.

Delhi, last 7 days...
SNATCHER FLEES FROM CUSTODY

ASI, constable suspended

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar police today suspended an ASI and a constable for dereliction of duty after a snatcher escaped from their custody yesterday.

Gurdwara president shot at, hurt

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Two masked men on a motorcycle fired two rounds, injuring the president of Gurdwara Singh Sabha at Garhdiwala late this evening.

Kalia faces ire for posting pics of his water-logged house

Kalia faces ire for posting pics of his water-logged house

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

Jalandhar, August 20: Punjab’s former Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia today faced much embarrassment after he was being trolled for posting pictures of his house submerged in rain water.

Month on, traders grapple with GST

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Even after more than one and a half months of its implementation, the goods and services tax (GST), which was given a new term by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “good and simple tax”, is still not proving really good for small-trade industrialists.

Rs 1,475-cr boost for PGI expansion

Rs 1,475-cr boost for PGI expansion

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major boost to the expansion of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, the Union Government has approved three most-sought-after projects worth Rs 1,475 crore for the region’s premier medical and research institution.

Education only way to empower women, says Dy Commissioner

Education only way to empower women, says Dy Commissioner

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Exhorting the girls to empower themselves by attaining education, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that it was the most important tool to end the disturbing trend of exploitation of women.

Rain puts life out of gear

Rain puts life out of gear

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Though torrential rain that poured the city today brought relief to residents by bringing down the mercury level, businessmen and employees who had off day today, enjoyed the downpour with tea and snacks.

National art fest begins

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The three-day national art fest 2017 started here today at Virsa Vihar.

Paddling to spread awareness

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

PHAGWARA: A UK-based resident of the town, Nirmal Singh, is doing cycling for 40 kms daily at the age of 76 years.

‘Shaheed ki beti’ staged

‘Shaheed ki beti’ staged

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The Style Arts Association, Jalandhar, in collaboration with Virsa Vihar, staged a play ‘Shaheed ki beti’ at the auditorium of Virsa Vihar on Saturday.

JAC demands release of scholarship fund

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The delay in the release of the post-matric scholarship (PMS) funds, meant for over 3 lakh SC students in the state, is causing problem to students here.

33 lecturers promoted as principals honoured

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The Government Lecturers Union honoured 33 lecturers, who were recently promoted as principal, at a function at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall here today.

COLLEGE NOTES

Photo fiesta organised

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

Jalandhar: Photo Fiesta, a workshop-cum-competition, was organised on the World Photography Day at DAV College.

SNIPPETS

Power supply hit phagwara

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

Power supply to 50 nearby villages has been badly hit due to the torrential rain on Sunday.

3 killed as jeep rams into scooter

3 killed as jeep rams into scooter

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Three persons were killed in a road accident that took place on the Goindwal road in Kapurthala today. A 70-year-old man, his grand-daughter and a security guard of the Goindwal thermal plant lost their lives in the accident.

House burgled

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

Phagwara: Valuable goods worth more than Rs one lakh were reportedly stolen from the house of Jaswinder Kaur in nearby Narur village last night.

Australian educationists hold 21st convention

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR:The Association of Australian Education Representative in India (AAERI) organised its 21st annual convention.

Rana holds rally in Khaira’s fiefdom

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh today held a show of strength in the Bholath constituency of Kapurthala, following a clean chit in the mining auction row.

AEFI meet takes up cases of vaccine after-effects on kids

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: A meeting of the committee members of AEFI (Adverse Effects Following Immunisation) was held at the office of the Civil Surgeon, Dr Raghubir Singh Randhawa, here today.

Various contests mark World Photography Day at KNC

Various contests mark World Photography Day at KNC

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

PHAGWARA: Proving their talent, the students of Kamla Nehru College for Women, Phagwara, secured prizes during various competitions held on college premises on Saturday.

Cong wants industrial package for Punjab on the lines of hilly states

Cong wants industrial package for Punjab on the lines of hilly states

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Demanding an industrial package for the hilly areas of Punjab as announced for Himachal Pradesh and other hilly states by the NDA government, Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta today said state BJP chief and Hoshiarpur MP Vijay Sampla as well as SAD MP from Anandpur Sahib Prem Singh Chandumajra should ensure a similar treatment for the state.

105 rly passengers fined in surprise check

105 rly passengers fined in surprise check

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: There was drama in the afternoon at the city railway station, when 105 passengers, including men, women, members of the LGBT community and some boys, were fined by the Special Railway Magistrate during a surprise checking conducted here this afternoon.

Platform without shed at rly station irks passengers

Platform without shed at rly station irks passengers

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Though the passengers are already facing a tough time in the hot and sultry weather, platforms without shed at the city railway station are piling up misery for the daily commuters.

E-PUNJAB PORTAL

Accurate info sought from schools by Aug 20

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: With faulty or incomplete information being uploaded on the education portal in Punjab, the Education Department has issued August 20 as the new deadline for all schools to send proper information regarding posts and other details to the state to be uploaded online.

Nine students among 11 hurt in mishap

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

PHAGWARA: Eleven persons including nine students and a teacher of Ramgarhia School in Phagwara besides a driver sustained serious injuries when an auto-rickshaw overloaded with students overturned near Goal Chowk on Saturday morning.

CONSERVATION OF SOIL, WATER RESOURCES

Dept failed to get grants for city, Kapurthala dist

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the hue and cry raised over the problem of groundwater, nothing is actually being done here to conserve it or check its depletion.

Youth succumbs to burn injuries

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

PHAGWARA: Amin Malik of Samrai village, who had reportedly set himself on fire before the house of his beloved, after attacking Rajesh Kumar, uncle of the girl, in Hadiabad on Friday morning, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital here late last night.

Five injured in clashBRIEFLY

Five injured in clash

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

Phagwara: Five persons were admitted to the local Civil Hospital after being injured in a clash at Manak village in Phagwara on Friday.

521 cadets take part in 10-day camp

521 cadets take part in 10-day camp

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A 10-day annual training camp organised by the 12 Punjab Battalion NCC, Hoshiarpur, concluded at Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, Padhiana, today.

DEO inspects primary education offices, schools

DEO inspects primary education offices, schools

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: District Education Officer (DEO) Salvinder Singh Samra today conducted a surprise inspection of Block Primary Education Offices (BPEOs) in Mahilpur and Garhshankar-II.

Cleanliness takes a back seat

Cleanliness takes a back seat

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: With the closure of over 19 garbage collection sites in various wards in the past two months, the Swachh Bharat project appear to have been dumped by the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, in the city.

Airlines rake in moolah as students head for foreign shores

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: As the September intake to study abroad is coming to an end, queues in front of immigration offices and travel agencies are reported to be soaring as the last day to the session is approaching close.

Construction work on K'thala road begins

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: After witnessing much hullabaloo over claiming the credit for the completion of the Jalandhar-Kapurthala four-laning project by the BJP and Congress, the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, finally started the construction work on the stretch today.

City’s oldest lensman still on shooting spreeWORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY TODAY

City’s oldest lensman still on shooting spree

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Having clicked his first picture in 1955, 79-year-old Pyare Lal is perhaps the oldest professional photographer in the town.

NGO adopts govt school, gives facilities, scholarshipsCORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

NGO adopts govt school, gives facilities, scholarships

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Giving corporate social responsibility (CSR) a big boost, Jalandhar’s leading businesswoman Kamna Raj Aggarwalla has set up a non-profit NGO Edumust, under which it has started adopting government schools and begun providing these various facilities.

School bus driver held with rich haul of ‘chura post’

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The rural police today arrested two persons, including a school bus driver, with 2 quintals and 18 kg of “chura post” and Rs 40,000.

FIR to be lodged for axing treesZERO TOLERANCE

FIR to be lodged for axing trees

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Adopting zero tolerance towards the axing of trees in the state, the Forest Department has started lodging FIRs with the police against the people indulging in this activity to ensure stringent punishment to them.

BRIEFLY

Monkeys create panic

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PHAGWARA: Monkeys have created panic among residents of the town.

Philately exhibition from today

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: The Department of Posts, Jalandhar, will organise a school-level philately exhibition schoolPEX-2017 from August 18 to 19.

Course on InternetCOLLEGE NOTES

Course on Internet

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

Jalandhar: The Department of Computer Science and Applications of B D Arya Girls College, Jalandhar Cantt, organised a one-week course on Internet and its uses under the skill development programme.

New flag installed at rest house

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PHAGWARA: Though a 105-feet high National Flag was installed before the rest house in Phagwara some years back, most of the time it was found either damaged or torn.

Consumer education for students

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: The Education Department has directed government schools to provide consumer education to students to make them aware of consumer rights.

Biography of athlete Makhan released

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A young writer from Chandigarh, Prateek Sharma, was so hurt after reading the news about the sufferings of Arjuna awardee athlete Makhan Singh that he decided to highlight his plight.

Unfortunate Amarinder chose to re-inaugurate Partition Museum, says Tarun Chugh

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PHAGWARA: National secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tarun Chugh has criticized Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for re-inaugurating the Partition Museum almost 10 months after it was done by SAD president and former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Consumer court penalises JIT

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Nearly 35 allottees of the LIG flats of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) have filed cases with the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here, protesting that even after making several requests to the JIT officials, they had neither received the possession of their flats nor any refund.

After 2 years, Hans back to his passion

After 2 years, Hans back to his passion

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: After a gap of two years, Padam Shree singer Hans Raj Hans will be again seen performing in Bollywood movie “Partition:1947”, set to be released tomorrow.

9-yr-old raped, accused arrested

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Daughter of a migrant labourer, the class IV student was returning home with her friends after attending Janmashtami celebrations when the accused Raj Kumar, alias Raju, a 21-year-old labourer from Jharkhand, offered the girl a lift on his cycle and took her to fields and raped her.

Punjab’s only leather institute in the city awaits revamp

Punjab’s only leather institute in the city awaits revamp

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: One among the seven leather institutes in India and the only government institute of leather and footwear technology in Punjab, the premier institute now lies almost abandoned by the authorities and is not receiving the treatment it should be accorded.

Four murders rocked city on first day of Independence

Four murders rocked city on first day of Independence

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: While the country was celebrating liberation from the British yoke on August 15 1947, Jalandhar city witnessed four murders on the first day of independence.

Flesh trade racket busted, 20 arrested

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Busting a flesh trade racket being run in a hotel on the Hoshiarpur-Dharamshala national higway, the Sadar police have arrested 10 men and 10 women, while the owner and manager of the hotel fled from the place.

DEO chargesheeted for appointing ‘ineligible’ teacher in Hoshiarpur

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: The Education Department is in the news more often for the wrong reasons.

Lengthy award list the prevailing sentiment on I-Day

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: With the administration choosing to pay tributes to as many as 108 persons, rather than a selected lot of 25-30 persons, most are of the opinion that the sanctity of the coveted Independence Day award has not remained as such.

Tax exemption sought on magic show

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

PHAGWARA: Rajasthan-based magician Naval Singh Rana, popularly known as Jadugar Ajooba, today hit out at people describing magic as occult and superstitious and said it was a pure form of art which could be mastered with intense practice and focused concentration.

Janmashtami celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

PHAGWARA: Janmashtami was celebrated with gaiety and fervour in Phagwara, Goraya, Bilga, Phillaur, Noormahal and Nakodar on Tuesday night.

Tributes paid to Bhagat Singh at Moranwali

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: To celebrate Independence Day at Garhshankar, Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta along with over 1,000 youth and senior party men paid tributes to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh at his maternal grandparents’ village Moranwali that falls in Garhshankar constituency.

Akali workers outnumber farmers at event-with pix

Akali workers outnumber farmers at event-with pix

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: More than the farmers, it was the Akali workers who filled up the entire hall where Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Badal today launched the Kisan Sampada Scheme in the city.

1,000 take part in cycle rally to protect environment

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A cycle rally was organized in the city today by Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan to create awareness about conserving the environment, keeping the youth away from drugs and creating a healthy society.

I-Day celebrated with zeal in Phagwara

I-Day celebrated with zeal in Phagwara

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

PHAGWARA: Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm in Phagwara, Goraya, Phillaur, Noormahal and Nakodar on Tuesday, but politics dominated the celebrations at most places.

Akali workers outnumber farmers at event

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: More than the farmers, it was the Akali workers who filled up the entire hall where Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Badal today launched the Kisan Sampada Scheme in the city.

Man murdered in Manila

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: Joginder Singh of Nakodar (45) was found murdered on August 15 with sharp-edged weapons in Manila.

Kidnapper-turned-drug smuggler arrested

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar Rural police today arrested a kidnapper who had just come out on bail after completing his punishment of seven years in jail with heroin, a Wagon-R car and 25 grams of heroin.

Boost for sports & leather industry soon: Bajwa

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: Reiterating the firm commitment of the state government to restore the pristine glory of the state, the State Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today said the Punjab government would provide all technical and logistics support to compete with peers at the international level.

Jalandhar-K’thala road to be completed in two months

Jalandhar-K’thala road to be completed in two months

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: To provide relief to the commuters travelling towards Kapurthala from the city, Member of Parliament from Jalandhar Chaudhary Santokh Singh today announced the construction of Jalandhar-Kapurthala road to be completed within two months.

In search of midnight’s children on city streets

17 Aug 2017 | 2:01 AM

JALANDHAR: As the clock struck 12 on the midnight of August 14, 1947, India gained Independence from the British Empire after over 100 years of freedom struggle.

BRIEFLY

Student goes missing

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

PHAGWARA: The police have registered a case under section 363 and 266A of the IPC against a security guard of Lovely Professional University (LPU) identified as Raj Kumar on the charge of abducting his minor 15-year-old daughter studying in Government High School at Chiherru on the pretext of marrying her.

Class IV govt staff union holds protest

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Class IV government employees union today protested outside the District Administrative Complex demanding regularisation of their jobs.

Lecture on internet application at KNCW

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

PHAGWARA: A lecture on ‘Internet of things’ was organized by the PG Department of Computer Science of Kamla Nehru College for Women, Phagwara, today.

IKG-PTU yet to appoint VC

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) and Punjabi University today appointed their vice-chancellor, the process of appointing a new VC on the same post at IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKG-PTU) has been hanging for a long time.

Five arrested for snatchings

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: The Rural police today arrested five youths from Mehatpur for snatching incidents. Two motorcycles, an LCD, two gas cylinders, and two sharp-edged weapons were recovered by the police from them.

Miraculous escape for family

Miraculous escape for family

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: A family had a miraculous escape today after its car was hit twice by a truck and a bus simultaneously from two sides.

Youth killed in road accident

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: A youth on a motorcycle died in the Civil Hospital here after he met with an accident today. IPS officer Harish Dayama, posted as ASP in Phagwara, came to the aid of the accident victim near a naka on the eve of an Independence Day function.

GRP registers 156 FIRs in 7 monthsSPIKE IN RAIL ACCIDENTS

GRP registers 156 FIRs in 7 months

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 156 rail FIRs have been registered with the Government Railway Police (GRP) in the city in the past seven months.

‘Seeing parents work as labourers shocked me’70 YEARS OF PARTITION

‘Seeing parents work as labourers shocked me’

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Coming from a well-established family from Gojra village in Pakistan, it was traumatic for a young boy, who was going to complete 12 years of his life in 1947, to see his parents working as daily wage labourers to feed their family members.

Joie de vivre marks I-Day, Janmashtami at schools, colleges

Joie de vivre marks I-Day, Janmashtami at schools, colleges

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: The Nobel School celebrated week-long celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna on its premises. The school was decorated with flowers, balloons, duppattas and peacock feathers on the occasion.

109 to be awarded at I-Day function

109 to be awarded at I-Day function

15 Aug 2017 | 1:39 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 109 persons under 35 departments, including police personnel, doctors, social workers and educationists, would be honoured at the district-level Independence Day celebrations at the Guru Gobind Singh stadium tomorrow. They would receive special awards for their contribution and achievements in different fields.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
WHEAT PILFERAGE

SIT to investigate role of other Pungrain officials

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: To find more black sheep in Pungrain, who are involved in the pilferage of wheat meant for the poor from a godown hired by the department, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ludhiana Rural, Surjit Singh, has formed a special investigation team (SIT).

Mindi wished to fight PU poll

Mindi wished to fight PU poll

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

KHANNA: Slain ‘gangster’ Manwinder Singh Mindi visited Panjab University about three days ago and held a meeting with the supporters of the Gandhi Group of Student Union (GGSU), which has a strong base at PU.

VENDING ZONES

Vendors’ assn alleges fake enrolment

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: The Rehri-farhi Association is unhappy with the way surveys are being conducted by the company concerned to enrol beneficiaries for vending zones to be set up in the city.

Is it a Smart City in the making?

Is it a Smart City in the making?

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Take a cursory look at this patch of the road near Bhadaur House and you are likely to think that you have entered a slum area of backwaters in a state.

Teachers to pass moral values to schoolchildren

Teachers to pass moral values to schoolchildren

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA:As youth is growing astray and following the paths of crime in the society, the Education Department has decided to drill moral values among children in the schools.

Punjabi fest heldSCHOOL NOTES

Punjabi fest held

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

Ludhiana: Guru Hargobind Public Senior Secondary School, Sidhwan Khurd, organised 'Punjabi Fest'.

NGO awarded for arranging blood camps

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

AHMEDGARH: Social Welfare Organisation, an NGO of local town, was bestowed upon with the Punjab State Award for social service by the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amrinder Singh, at a state-level function held at Gurdaspur recently.

Blood camp at GNIMTCOLLEGE NOTES

Blood camp at GNIMT

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

Ludhiana: The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Students Chapter of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, organised a blood donation camp in collaboration with the Indian Bank, Model Town, Ludhiana, as part of the ongoing celebration of Independence week and Foundation Day of Indian Bank.

City youths release book on Harry Potter

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: A ‘fan fiction’ book ‘Harry potter and the Curse of the Lying Prophecy’ about Harry Potter series was released by city youths today.

Legal loopholes should be pluggedOPEN HOUSE COMMENT

Legal loopholes should be plugged

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

Ludhiana has a sizeable ‘migrant’ population that lives in vehras.

Robust surveillance can curb adulteration in ‘mithai’OPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Robust surveillance can curb adulteration in ‘mithai’

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

AKASH KUMAR:Come festive season, the unscrupulous elements get a golden opportunity to play with our happiness by resorting to food adulteration and other malpractices to fulfil their ulterior motives at the cost of our health.

Trade unions gear up to fight NDA govt ‘anti-worker’ policies

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: The Joint Council of Trade Unions (JCTU) gave a call to join hands and raise a strong voice against denial of basic rights of the workers by Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre today.

The missing fileREPORTER'S DIARY

The missing file

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

The ongoing tussle between the Punjab Minister for Local Bodies, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and owners of a Mall in the city, considered to be close to the Badal family, has taken a new twist.

PPCB’s vain bid to whitewash ‘murky’ affairs

PPCB’s vain bid to whitewash ‘murky’ affairs

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: The highly polluted Buddha Nullah, considered the bane of the industrial hub of the state, hogged limelight before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) as the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) made a desperate bid to paint a ‘rosy’ picture of the drain and efforts underway to further cut down the pollution level.

Baseball tourney: Jalandhar lads lift title

Baseball tourney: Jalandhar lads lift title

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Jalandhar warded off stiff challenge from hosts Ludhiana before romping home victorious to clinch the title in boys’ section in the 6th Sub-Junior Punjab Baseball Tournament that concluded at Government Senior Secondary School, Gill village, near here.

Seerat, Sarvesh emerge champs in open category

Seerat, Sarvesh emerge champs in open category

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Seerat Kaur Pannu and Sarvesh Maria tamed their opponents to emerge champions in the boys and girls (open) category in the inaugural edition of the Ludhiana District Lawn Tennis Tournament that concluded at the courts outside Multipurpose Indoor Hall opposite Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Stay on illegal development on village common land

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Occupants of a piece of land measuring 89 kanal and 12 marla at Kanija village in this district, said to be village common land, have been restrained from interfering, selling, raising construction or mortgaging the said land till the final decision pending with the Collector (Divisional Deputy Director of Panchayats).

SNIPPETS

Two booked for carjacking bid on Pakhowal Road

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

Ludhiana: The Sarabha Nagar police have booked two unidentified persons for attempting to snatch an XUV from a Model Town resident here.

Muggers stab man to death

Muggers stab man to death

17 Aug 2017 | 1:35 AM

LUDHIANA: Visiting a sex worker in the Transport Nagar area cost a youth, Rahil Mohammad (28) his life yesterday.

Man opens fire in Shimlapuri clash

Man opens fire in Shimlapuri clash

17 Aug 2017 | 1:35 AM

LUDHIANA: Tension prevailed on Gill road in the Shimlapuri area after two groups clashed with each other today.

Carjackers take away SUV at gunpoint

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

JAGRAON: Carjackers took away an SUV at gunpoint near Mullanpur Dakha on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway on Monday night.

Mystery shrouds youth’s death

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: The body of Suraj Puri, aged around 32, was found near a bridge over Sidhwan Canal here today.

Lord Krishna’s life depicted through dance performance

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

DORAHA: Students celebrated Janmashtami and Independence Day at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, with pomp and show.

Students apprised of martyrs’ sacrifices on I-Day

Students apprised of martyrs’ sacrifices on I-Day

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Various programmes were organised to mark the 71st Independence Day at several schools in the city.

Fervour marks I-Day celebrations

Fervour marks I-Day celebrations

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: City residents celebrated Independence Day with zeal and enthusiasm.

Needy women get sewing machines

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

KHAMANO: The 71st Independence Day was celebrated at the Khamano Grain Market with fervour.

Traders protest corruption, keep authorities on toes

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

RAIKOT: The authorities remained on their toes due to the protest by activists of CITU (Centre of Indian Trade Unions) near the venue of the Independence Day celebrations here on Tuesday.

Khanna club donates wheelchairs

Khanna club donates wheelchairs

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Social Welfare Club, comprising women from Khanna, donated three wheel chairs to the Khanna Civil Hospital here today.

Quiz at DMCH

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: The 30th College Round of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) Quiz was held at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today.

Tributes paid to Karnail Singh Issru

Tributes paid to Karnail Singh Issru

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

ISSRU: Several events and conferences were organised to pay tributes to Goa martyr Karnail Singh Issru here yesterday.

Spirit of freedom comes alive

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Students touched an emotional chord with the audience as they depicted how brave jawans happily laid down their lives for the sake of the country by weaving patriotic songs from Bollywood movies to bring out the tales of their bravery and patriotic spirit for the country.

Double delight for Jagraon school

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosts St. Mahapragya Convent School, Jagraon, stamped their superiority by clinching two titles in the ASISC Football Competition held yesterday.

Director of pvt hospital attacked

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Five persons attacked the car of the director of a private hospital while he was going somewhere with a female employee of the hospital on August 12.

Industry sceptical, says it’s just an eyewash

17 Aug 2017 | 1:36 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has announced that new power connections to industrial units with connected load of up to 150 kVA and located in designated industrial areas in the state would be released within seven days if no right of way (ROW) is involved.

SNIPPETS

10-month-old girl electrocuted

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

KHANNA: A 10-month-old girl died after she came in contact with a cooler at her house.

BRIFFLY

Jail visitor held with drugs

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: One Inderjit Singh was arrested by the Central jail police with drugs. Inderjit had reportedly visited the jail to meet some inmates.

Deepin to lead district cricket team

Deepin to lead district cricket team

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Satish Chander Dhawan Government College student Deepin Chitkara has been selected to lead the district team in the Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-19) slated to begin in the first week of September.

Ludhiana eves shine in baseball tourney

Ludhiana eves shine in baseball tourney

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosts Ludhiana outperformed Ferozepur 12-7 to emerge champions in the girls’ category of the 6th Sub-Junior Punjab State Baseball Championship for Boys and Girls being held at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Gill village, near here, today.

Day 2: Rain fails to dampen spirit;
Chetanbeer, Rishabh star performersLUDHIANA DISTRICT LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Day 2: Rain fails to dampen spirit; Chetanbeer, Rishabh star performers

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Rain failed to dampen the players’ spirit as the second and penultimate day of the inaugural edition of the Ludhiana District Lawn Tennis Tournament witnessed engrossing matches.

CITY CENTRE CASE

Bains brothers to move HC

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Bains brothers — Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains — have decided to challenge the closure report of City Centre, filed by the Vigilance Bureau, in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Panchkula man ‘looted’ by auto gang

Panchkula man ‘looted’ by auto gang

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA : A Panchkula-based man was allegedly looted by the members of an auto-rickshaw gang here today.

PAU roads a picture of neglect

PAU roads a picture of neglect

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Nearly 2,000 students and 500 faculty members visit the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) every day.

New park with gym facilities inaugurated

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A garden gym has come up at Income Tax colony, Rishi Nagar, in which five fitness machines have been installed.

When no words are required to depict beautyAUGUST 19: WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

When no words are required to depict beauty

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A picture is worth a thousand words and proving the statement right, ‘One Thousand Words’, photography exhibition is being organised by Photo Journalists’ Association Ludhiana.

Patar’s poetry, ghazals reverberate at Ramgarhia Girls College

Patar’s poetry, ghazals reverberate at Ramgarhia Girls College

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A Sufi singer, Dev Dildar, sang ghazals and poetry written by the renowned Punjabi poet, Surjit Patar, at Ramgarhia Girls College today.

Date for filing returns extended, traders happy

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Much to the relief of the traders and business community, the last date for filing the Goods and Services Tax (GST), who have Input Tax Credit (ITC) pending, has been extended to August 28.

No peace for the dead at Lohgarh cremation ground

No peace for the dead at Lohgarh cremation ground

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LOHGARH: The only cremation ground at Lohgarh village, towards Jodhan, Narangwal, is crying for attention.

Graduation Day

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

AHMEDGARH: ‘Graduation Day’ of the Bhutta Group of Colleges was held on the campus at Bhutta village near here today.

CBSE directs schools to instal solar panels

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: To reduce the air pollution and electricity consumption, the CBSE has directed the affiliated schools to instal solar panels.

AAP workers attacked, hospitalised

AAP workers attacked, hospitalised

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

Over a two-dozen assailants armed with sharp weapons and baseball bats, barged into a garment store in Phullanwal area and started attacking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers here today.

Unable to pay debt, farmer ends life; Cops say otherwise

Unable to pay debt, farmer ends life; Cops say otherwise

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

KHANNA: Unable to pay his debt, a 28-year-old farmer of Maksudra village here allegedly committed suicide at his house.

Case file goes missing from MC recordsGRAND WALK MALL ROW

Case file goes missing from MC records

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: An important file in the controversial Grand Walk mall case, which remained in news recently, has gone missing from the Municipal Corporation records.

City lad Tanish a shooting star

City lad Tanish a shooting star

19 Aug 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA:He started playing the sport as a hobby and it soon became his passion.

Facile win for Madhav, Bhavishya, SidharthLUDHIANA DISTRICT LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Facile win for Madhav, Bhavishya, Sidharth

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Madhav Sharma and Bhavishya Jindal (U-12 boys’ category) and Sidharth (U-16 category) achieved facile victories on the opening day of the 1st Ludhiana District Lawn Tennis Tournament being held at courts outside the Multipurpose Indoor Hall, opposite Guru Nanak Stadium, here today.

20 selected for inter-district cricket tourney

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Twenty players were selected during the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) to take part in the Inter-District Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament.

6TH SUB-JUNIOR PUNJAB BASEBALL C'SHIP

Ludhiana, Ferozepur eves to clash in final

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Ludhiana and Ferozepur scripted victories in the semi-final (girls) to set up the title clash in the 6th Sub-Junior Punjab State Baseball Tournament for Boys and Girls being played at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Gill village near here today.

FASHION SHOW ROW

Hunger strike by Hindu Takht on August 25

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Members of the Shri Hindu Takht will begin a hunger strike on August 25 outside the office of Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Aggarwal.

Insaf Di Awaz members seek action against owners, kin

Insaf Di Awaz members seek action against owners, kin

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Members of the Insaf Di Awaz continued their protest against the Pearl Group and submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner at his office here today.

Chinese food festival on in cityBUSINESS NEWS

Chinese food festival on in city

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

Ludhiana: Rare Eastern Dining (RED), a Chinese restaurant at Radisson Blu Hotel, MBD, is celebrating the Chinese Valentine’s Day featuring traditional delicacies created by Chef Amit Thapliyal and his team.

BKU threatens to block highways

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Serving an ultimatum to the state government for payment of arrears of sugar cane growers worth more than Rs 100 crore direct into their bank accounts by August 28, the Lakhowal and Rajewal of Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) has threatened to hold ‘nakabandi’ on Kharar Chowk on August 29 on Chandigarh-Ludhiana and Chandigarh-Roparhighways.

Finale of  fashion show todayLUDHIANA SCAN

Finale of fashion show today

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

Ludhiana: The finale of Regal Fashion and Fitness Fashion Show-season II will be held on August 19 at King Spade Resort at Dugri from 4 pm onwards.

Issues concerning debts ignored by Badals, says Bittu

Issues concerning debts ignored by Badals, says Bittu

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

AHMEDGARH:The Member of Parliament, Ravneet Bittu, has accused the Badal clan of adopting conflicting trail on major issues of debt-ridden border state, including the loan waiver of farmers.

City industrialists seek special package from Central Govt

City industrialists seek special package from Central Govt

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:City’s industry has accused the Centre for discrimination against Punjab as it extends tax exemption under special industrial package to J&K, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh till 2027.

Shutterbugs at their creative best

Shutterbugs at their creative best

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:The industrial city is slowly and steadily adopting various forms of art and photography is one of them.

10 yrs on, no buyer for MC shops in Old Grain MarketJAGRAON

10 yrs on, no buyer for MC shops in Old Grain Market

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

JAGRAON:The shops developed by Jagraon Municipal Council in Old Grain Market has been lying unsold since they were constructed 10 years ago.

Industrial visit

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

KHANNA: The AS Group of Institutions, Khanna, organised an industrial visit for its students to the world’s leading beverage major- Coca-Cola at the Ludhiana Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Jaspalon on August 18.

Craft activitiesSCHOOL NOTES

Craft activities

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

Ludhiana: Students of LKG of Blossoms Convent School learnt to make various things with the help of ice-cream sticks such as frames, toys and boxes.

44 teachers, 1,637 students found absent

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Acting on the directions of the Punjab Government and Deputy Commissioner, various teams led by a gazetted officer conducted checks at various schools of the district today.

BBA II semester examsCOLLEGE NOTES

BBA II semester exams

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

Students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana, outshined in BBA II semester PU Exams.

Diplomat dwells on methods of effective communication

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

KHANNA:Gulzar Group of Institutes organised a workshop on ‘Effective Communication’ here today.

Police crack down on snatchers; 6 held

Police crack down on snatchers; 6 held

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:The city police claim to have arrested six persons, who were involved in various incidents of theft and snatching in various parts of the city.

First swine flu case from Doraha

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

DORAHA:Panic gripped Doraha as the first swine flu case was reported from the area.

‘Powerless’ residents feel the heat

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Power supply to many parts of the city was disrupted for three to five hours in the afternoon, when the 220 kV Lalton Kalan sub-station developed a snag.

Blue Whale posing a challenge!

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:A 13-year-old boy from a reputed public school in the city today claimed to be playing the “Blue Whale” challenge that is said to involve a series of 50 tasks perpetuating self-hatred.

BRIFFLY

Deaf and dumb child treated

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

Fortis Hospital here gave a new lease of life to one-year-old Chakshit Bansal, who was deaf and dumb since birth.

One more dies of swine flu

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: One more patient died of swine flu at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on Thursday.

Trials to select Punjab softball team on Aug 20

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The trials to select the Punjab men and women softball teams will be organised by the Punjab Softball Association at Guru Nanak Stadium on August 20 from 10 am onwards.

Ludhiana U-19 cricket team trials today

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will hold trials to select the district cricket teams (U-19) here at Government Polytechnic and Textile College, Rishi Nagar, on Friday at 3 pm.

Gurnoor, Navdeep to lead city teams

Gurnoor, Navdeep to lead city teams

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Gurnoor Singh, a student of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, Ludhiana, and Navdeep Kaur of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Gill village, have been selected to lead the Ludhiana boys’ and girls’ teams, respectively, in the 6th Sub-Junior Punjab State Baseball Championship to be held at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Gill village, on August 18 and 19.

Two members of Baba gang held

Two members of Baba gang held

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The police claim to have arrested members of the Dilpreet Singh (Baba) gang, who were involved in cases of loot, robbery, snatching, murder, etc.

Now, ‘Mahakumbh’ organisers summonedHURTING RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS

Now, ‘Mahakumbh’ organisers summoned

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: After summoning the members of the Sutlej Club following a controversy over ‘Mahakumbh’ fashion show organised at the club on August 11, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP-III) Surendra Lamba has now summoned the organisers of the fashion show by next week.

MC starts drive to shift stray cattle to gaushalaBOVINE MENACE

MC starts drive to shift stray cattle to gaushala

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: To put an end to the menace of stray cattle roaming or squatting all along the roads in the city and other areas, the Municipal Corporation has launched a drive for the shifting of such cattle to Govind Godham (gaushala) here today.

Safai workers call off month-long stir

Safai workers call off month-long stir

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Karamchari Dal (MKD) called off its dharna and agitation going on for the last one and half month after a meeting with MC Commissioner Jaskiran Singh in the Zone D office here today.

FICO members meet industries centre GM

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: A delegation of the Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO), under the chairmanship of Chairman KK Seth and president Gurmeet Singh, met Amarjit Singh, new General Manager of the District Industries Centre (GM-DIC).

Three-day dental camp begins, 250 examined

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

KHANNA: A three-day dental camp begin at Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, today.

Vigilance Dept launches drive to curb corruption

Vigilance Dept launches drive to curb corruption

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The Ludhiana Vigilance Department has launched a movement to educate the masses about the menace of corruption in government and the public-dealing departments.

Three-member SIT formed to solve carjacking incident

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

JAGRAON: The Jagraon police have formed a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to crack the carjacking incident which took place on the night of August 1.

No supernatural elements at play: YoungstersBRAID CUTTING

No supernatural elements at play: Youngsters

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Braid-cutting incidents have caused residents to panic, especially those belonging to the lower strata of society.

Toilet — A never-ending Prem Katha in Bharat

Toilet — A never-ending Prem Katha in Bharat

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

Indian film-makers keep experimenting, touching hitherto unexplored frontiers.

Importance of road safety stressed

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

JAGRAON: On the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a seminar on road safety was organised at the Khalsa College for Women (KCW), Sidhwan Khurd, today.

Students to be made aware of swine flu

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: With the increased number of swine flu cases, the Health Department has chalked out a plan to take help from rural health officers, Aanganwadi workers, block development and panchayat officers for disseminating knowledge about swine flu and dengue.

City colleges swathed in patriotic colours

City colleges swathed in patriotic colours

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

KHAMANO: The 71st Independence Day was celebrated with fervour and zeal at the Cordia Group of Institutes.

GCG doing its bit to increase green cover

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The green lungs of the city are shrinking and pollution level is increasing.

REINING IN MEDICINE PRICES

Doctors' alliance seeks trade policy for pharma products

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana may be the industrial city where the affluent class prefers high-end hospitals offering five-star treatment.

Pearl Group investors block rail track

Pearl Group investors block rail track

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Hundreds of people, who have lost their hard-earned money invested in the Pearl Group, today blocked the Ludhiana-Delhi railway track and disrupted rail traffic on the Ludhiana-Amritsar, Ludhiana-New Delhi and Ludhiana-Dhuri/Ferozepur sections for several hours.

Mall Road offers bumpy ride, courtesy MC apathy

Mall Road offers bumpy ride, courtesy MC apathy

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The Mall Road is one of the busiest roads of Ludhiana city.

HC stays demolition of mall floor

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Issuing the notice of motion on a petition against grant of just three days to demolish the sixth floor of Grand Walk Mall in Ludhiana, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the operation of the impugned order.

Grand Walk mall put on noticeBYLAW VIOLATIONS

Grand Walk mall put on notice

18 Aug 2017 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The building branch of the Municipal Corporation has served a notice on the owners of Grand Walk (Gurdeep Jujhar, who is said to be close to the Badal family) regarding the “illegal” sixth floor of the mall.

Kin murder man, try to pass it off as suicide

Kin murder man, try to pass it off as suicide

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A family of Lalton Kalan village murdered one of its members and tried to pass it off as suicide. According to the police, the accused misled the police by stating that the deceased committed suicide because of a quarrel he had with his neighbours last month.

Appreciation for following rules

Appreciation for following rules

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

Ludhiana: The traffic police organised a campaign to motivate residents to follow traffic rules. Residents following traffic rules and those who were wearing helmets and had seat-belts on received appreciation from the traffic police officials.

Actor seeks police protectionBRIEFLY

Actor seeks police protection

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

Ludhiana: High drama was witnessed at a promotional event for the upcoming Punjabi film, “Rocky Mental”, in SCD Government College as fans broke the barricades to get selfies clicked with lead actor Parmish Verma after his performance.

Janmashtami, I-Day celebrationsSCHOOL NOTES

Janmashtami, I-Day celebrations

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

SACRED HEART :Ludhiana: Atam Devki Niketan celebrated Janmasthami and 70th Independence Day with great zeal.

LUDHIANA SCAN

BJP takes out ‘Tiranga yatra’

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

The Bharatiya Janata Partytook out a ‘Tiranga’ yatra at the Janakpuri area here on Monday.

Issru all set for event to mark Karnail Singh’s martyrdom

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

KHANNA: All arrangements with respect to tomorrow’s state-level function at Issru in the memory of Goa martyr Karnail Singh Issru have been completed.

Breastfeeding reduces infant mortality: Doc

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

KHANNA: To mark the World Breastfeeding Week, an educative talk was delivered by Senior Medical Officer Rajinder Gulati, Khanna Civil Hospital, at the Kular College of Nursing, Bija.

Spring Dale students corner glory in Punjab School Zonal Games

Spring Dale students corner glory in Punjab School Zonal Games

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary School excelled in the Punjab School Zonal Games organised by the Education Department here today.

Braid cutting: Panic grips city students

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Though the incidents of braid cutting are being reported usually by people from the economically weaker section, its fear has apparently gripped all.

Immigration consultant abducted for failing to return money, rescued

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: An immigration consultant of Barnala was abducted from Sarabha Nagar by some men to get their money back on August 9.

Journey of playback devices comes alive

Journey of playback devices comes alive

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Decades old playback instruments were exhibited at Swami Vivekananda Dharamshala near Kochhar Market here.

MC employees meet Dhoke

MC employees meet Dhoke

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Karamchari Dal, under the leadership of Vijay Danav, met Commissioner of Police, RN Dhoke, here today.

Now, 150 people taken ill in Guru Har Rai Nagar

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Fourth diarrhoea outbreak was reported from Guru Har Rai Nagar, Jalandhar bypass, today, as the number of patients reported from the area till 5 pm were 150, while 15 others were admitted to various private hospitals.

Nukkad Natak shows social problems

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

DORAHA: A street play entitled ‘Bharati Janta Toye Ch’ (Indians caught up in Ditches) was staged on the campus of Guru Nanak National College Doraha today.

College teachers meet MP Bittu, seek regularisation

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Teachers of various aided colleges of Ludhiana district today met Ravneet Bittu (MP, Ludhiana) and submitted their memorandum of demands.

SCD Principal to get state award

SCD Principal to get state award

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Dharam Singh Sandhu, Principal, SCD Govt College, will be bestowed with a state award for his contribution in the field of education.

Edu Dept asks schools to upload data online by Aug 16

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

AHMEDGARH: Submission of hard copies of detail-related documents of the staff and students, along with basic information about various schools of the state, will soon be a thing of the past.

48-yr-old man dies of swine flu in city

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A 48-year-old man from Tibba Road, admitted to Fortis Hospital, died of swine flu today.

Two booked for not giving tenants’ details

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have started booking owners who have not informed the respective stations about their tenants.

Party revellers beat up security guard, snatch his weapon at vend

Party revellers beat up security guard, snatch his weapon at vend

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A group of around eight men beat up a security guard at a liquor vend here and snatched his weapon.

How 70-member family crossed border

How 70-member family crossed border

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Abnash Singh’s father was popularly known as Lalaji during the freedom movement.

British officer saved a Sikh platoon from massacre

British officer saved a Sikh platoon from massacre

15 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A British commander saved a Sikh platoon from massacre during Partition.

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