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Car, house of ‘Congress’ candidate attackedMISTAKEN IDENTITY

Car, house of ‘Congress’ candidate attacked

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: The Congress candidate from Ward No. 48 alleged that some miscreants allegedly associated with a local BJP leader threw stones at his neighbour’s house, mistaking his house and damaged the windshield of his car last night.

Campaign din disturbs calmness of city residentsMC ELECTIONS

Campaign din disturbs calmness of city residents

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Careless use of loudspeakers and dhols by political parties in election campaign for the upcoming MC elections have been creating nuisance in the city.

BJP leader Khanna talks to party workers to pep them up

BJP leader Khanna talks to party workers to pep them up

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: In an attempt to motivate party workers for the coming Municipal Corporation elections, senior BJP leader Avinash Rai Khanna today held a meeting with heads of different wings of the district unit of the saffron party to assess the party’s campaign.

Rain slows down campaigning

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

Unpredicted rain and a dip in the mercury have proved to be a hurdle for political leaders in campaigning for the upcoming MC poll.

Khaira is PSPCL chief engineer

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Karamjit Singh Khaira, who assumed charge of the Chief Engineer of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (Border Range) yesterday, stressed on consumer-convenient services.

Rain soaks paddy, Basmati stocks at Bhagtanwala

Rain soaks paddy, Basmati stocks at Bhagtanwala

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Rainfall in the past 24 hours in the area caused damage to the paddy stocks lying at the district’s biggest Bhagatanwala grain market here.

You can’t browse through newspapers at ISBT

You can’t browse through newspapers at ISBT

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Shahid Madan Lal Dhingra Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) does not even have a single newspaper stand.

Civic amenities first on residents’ wish listAMRITSAR VOTES 2017

Civic amenities first on residents’ wish list

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents have high expectations from those who will be elected councillors and say they should work towards providing basic civic amenities.

Chef Vikas Khanna meets special children

Chef Vikas Khanna meets special children

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Michelin-starred Chef Vikas Khanna today inaugurated a new centre of Webberz in the city.

Dairy farmers to get training for six weeks

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development has announced to organise a six-week training workshop to impart technical skills to farmers who are willing to set up dairy farms.

City dentists awarded fellowship

City dentists awarded fellowship

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Ramandeep Singh Bhullar and Dr Nitin Verma were awarded the fellowship of the International College of Dentists (ICD) during an event held in New Delhi on December 10.

DLSA holds camp for residents

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: To address grievances and help residents avail benefits of government schemes, the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) organised a camp at Daoke village here today.

GND varsity postpones examinations

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of the Municipal Corporation election rehearsals, Guru Nanak Dev University has deferred the examinations scheduled to be held on December 13 and 14.

SNIPPETS

MC orders to cut power supply to illegal structures

13 Dec 2017 | 1:44 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation has ordered the PSPCL to snap the power connections of unauthorised buildings in the walled city.

Man killed in road mishap

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

Tarn Taran: Major Singh (45), a truck driver of Roorikapura (Jaito), was killed in a road accident near Bagrian village bypass Sunday evening.

Theatre fest organised

Theatre fest organised

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The five-day theatre festival 'Panj Roza Rang Utsav' concluded at Virsa Vihar today.

Man robbed

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have registered a case into a robbery incident that took place two months ago.

GIAN course inaugurated

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

Amritsar: The Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course on histories of city planning inaugurated at the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan Auditorium, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), here today.

GNDU students to have say in syllabus amendments soon

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has decided to involve meritorious students in the process of syllabus amendment of their respective classes.

Young voters want results

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Candidates are making tall promises during their campaigns, but the young voters, especially those voting for the first time, want concrete results in terms of development after they (councillors) make it to the MC House.

Dysfunctional traffic signals leave commuters baffled

Dysfunctional traffic signals leave commuters baffled

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR:Dysfunctional traffic signals at many chowks, especially near Hartej Hospital, have been causing inconvenience to commuters for the past at least four months.

PITEX concludes sans Pak participation

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Famous Pakistani non-vegetarian dishes, articles and fashion line were not a part of the five-day 12th edition of the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) concluded here today.

Contaminated water problem crops up again

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Just days after finding a solution, the problem of water contamination has cropped up again in Guru Arjan Dev Nagar area near Putlighar.

Blame game at peak as polls nearAMRITSAR VOTES 2017

Blame game at peak as polls near

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The city is abuzz with electioneering.

Man robbed of Rs 7 lakh; one detained

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: Three motorcycle-borne persons today robbed a labour contractor of Rs 7 lakh at gunpoint.

Election campaign ends on Dec 15

Election campaign ends on Dec 15

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The campaign for the civic body polls will end on December 15.

3 nabbed for snatching, theft

3 nabbed for snatching, theft

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sultanwind police have arrested three snatchers in two cases and recovered gold ornaments.

Aadhaar services at GPO replace Post Shoppe

Aadhaar services at GPO replace Post Shoppe

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: The Aadhaar correction and modification service, started at the local General Post Office (GPO) a few months ago, is getting a good response, say officials.

Illegal hoardings galore in city

Illegal hoardings galore in city

12 Dec 2017 | 1:46 AM

AMRITSAR: With the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections less than a week away, every nook and corner of the city has been occupied by hoardings and posters.

BRIEFLY

1 booked for abetting suicide

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked a person for allegedly forcing his wife to commit suicide. The accused has been identified as Rakesh Kumar alias Raju.

Dal Khalsa members hold rally

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

GURDASPUR: Dal Khalsa held protest to mark the 69the World Human Rights Day in Gurdaspur today. People held photographs of their near and dear ones, who lost their lives during the militancy era.

Roadshow on December 22 to mark Rafi’s birth anniversary

Roadshow on December 22 to mark Rafi’s birth anniversary

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The Mohammad Rafi Manch is all set to celebrate the birth anniversary of legendary singer on December 22. The manch has planned a massive roadshow by a bedecked bus with his posters and playing the memorable songs of the singer hailing to a place near Amritsar.

Patiala MP for opium cultivation in state

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sai Mian Meer Foundation today said the cultivation of poppy husk and opium should be allowed. Activists of the foundation and scholars stressed at a seminar that the youth could be saved from synthetic drugs by removing the ban on the cultivation of organic drugs.

Relaxation in FSSA norms sought

Relaxation in FSSA norms sought

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Amritsar Distributors’ Association held a meeting with the district health officer to discuss various problems faced by them here today.

Activists against PCOCA

Activists against PCOCA

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

TARN TARAN: Several organisations, after a meeting, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner’s office against the proposed Punjab Control of Organised Crime Act (PCOCA).

Residents question traffic police functioning at seminar

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The seminar on traffic violations and road safety, organised by the Voice of Amritsar (an NGO) as part of its seven-day awareness programme, provided a platform to city residents to voice their concerns in the presence of senior police officials and Lok Sabha member Gurjit Singh Aujla.

Pandits’ rally to commemorate Guru Teg Bahadur’s sacrifice

Pandits’ rally to commemorate Guru Teg Bahadur’s sacrifice

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), the apex body representing over 60 Kashmiri pandit organisations worldwide, will hold Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Sanmaan Yatra from Delhi’s Gurdwara Sri Sis Ganj Sahib to Anandpur Sahib Gurdwara Sri Kesgarh Sahib on January 6.

Students highlight menace of rampant illegal mining

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

PATHANKOT: Students of Army Public School, Nangal Bhut, presented their project on ‘Effects of sand and gravel mining from Chakki river on local communities’ at a state level function recently.

Traffic, waste mgmt should be focused areas: Expert

Traffic, waste mgmt should be focused areas: Expert

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Architects must redress the issues of ever-growing traffic as well as waste management while beginning with the construction of new buildings, said architect Surinder Bagha, a member of the advisory committee of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Nine magazines, three grenades seized

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

TARN TARAN: The 14th battalion of the BSF recovered nine magazines and three grenades from the its Khemkaran premises, 45 km from here, late yesterday evening.

Sportsmen honoured

Sportsmen honoured

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Six sports personalities were awarded during the 27th Kamaljit Khedan-2017 held at Kotla Shahia village today. During the four-day sporting event, more than 1,500 sportspersons from different states of northern parts of the country participated in eight sports disciplines, including athletics, football, hockey, volleyball, netball, kabaddi national style, kabaddi circle style.

Hard Kaur is all about women power: Cast

Hard Kaur is all about women power: Cast

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: With an aim to highlight the women power, the star cast of the upcoming Punjabi movie Hard Kaur was in the city today to promote the flick.

Jolly accuses Cong of issuing threats

Jolly accuses Cong of issuing threats

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Avinash Jolly, ex-deputy mayor, has alleged that some anti-social elements associated with the ruling Congress had been threatening him and his family to pressurise him to withdraw his candidature.

PITEX witnesses massive footfall

PITEX witnesses massive footfall

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The ongoing trade fair — Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) — has turned out to be a favourite outing for residents of the holy city.

Miniature juttis catch residents’ fancy

Miniature juttis catch residents’ fancy

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Strolling across the premises of the Punjab International Trade Expo, people, especially youngsters, take a halt at the footwear stall of Budh Ram.

Forum cracks whip as widow denied Atta-Dal benefits

11 Dec 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed the Food and Civil Supplies Department to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation and Rs 5,000 as litigation expenses to a widow beneficiary of the Atta Dal scheme.

BRIFFLY

Roadblock: SAD leaders booked

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

TARN TARAN: The top SAD leadership of the district including former SAD MLAs Virsa Singh Valtoha, Harmeet Singh Sandhu, SGPC member Khushwinder Singh Bhatia and as many as 60 other leaders have been booked under sections 283, 341, 431, 427, 148, 149, 188 of the IPC for blocking road traffic.

Now, DRDO’s innovations available for people

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) Chief Scientist, S Guru Prasad, announced that in addition to defence personnel, DRDO’s innovations will now be meant for common people too.

Indian crafts across states make it to PITEX

Indian crafts across states make it to PITEX

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The ongoing Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) has not brought only foreign exhibitors, but also a number of small-scale industries, crafts from north-eastern India.

Direct flight to Chandigarh from Bangkok starts Dec 11 onwards

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: A direct flight between Chandigarh and Bangkok will be introduced from December 11, which will take only 4.

Punjab dominate Odisha in Cooch Behar tourney

Punjab dominate Odisha in Cooch Behar tourney

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Odisha requires 257 runs to save an innings defeat on the second day of the four-day match between Punjab and Odisha in the under-19 Cooch Behar cricket tournament played here today.

Theka Mulazim Action panel wants welfare Act in action

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Accusing the Congress Government for not fulfilling their poll –bound promises made to them, the Theka Mulazim action committee sat on hunger site ahead of the MC polls.

AAP takes stand on Kasur DrainTARN TARAN DIARY

AAP takes stand on Kasur Drain

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

The volunteers of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) have taken a serious note against the foul smell due to the polluted sewer poured in the local Kasur Drain (nullha) near the local Civil Hospital.

AMRITSAR VOTES 2017: WARD WATCH

‘Tile minister’ gone, MC wards in North flounder

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The routine traffic jams due to the encroachments, poor water disposal system, sanitation, deplorable roads are the bane of North constituency, which includes 18 wards.

14.9 kg gold seized at airport

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The Customs authorities at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport have seized 14.

Woman raped, 1booked

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

AMRITSAR: The Mehta police have booked Mehar Singh of Bhoma village for allegedly raping a married woman.

Illegal food kiosks promote liquor trade, cause traffic jams

Illegal food kiosks promote liquor trade, cause traffic jams

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

The nuisance caused by people drinking openly near Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) lead to traffic jams on the city’s busiest Majitha Road.

413 candidates to contest for 85 MC wards

413 candidates to contest for 85 MC wards

10 Dec 2017 | 1:21 AM

After the withdrawal of nominations, 413 candidates are left in the field to contest the MC elections.

Rahul, Rohan from Punjab shine on Day 1

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Odisha were all out at 155 for 65.4 overs on the first day of the four-day Cooch Behar Trophy (under-19), which commenced here today.

Hindi play explores parent-child relations

Hindi play explores parent-child relations

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR:A Hindi play, ‘Rishtey-the journey of life’, was staged on the second day of the ongoing five-day theatre festival, ‘Panj Roza Rang Utsav’, at Virsa Vihar.

Hospital comes up with ‘shagun’ scheme

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR: To celebrate the birth of a girl child in Adlakha Hospital, the management has come up with an scheme, according to which the baby girl will be given Rs 11,000 as shagun.

Air Force for indigenous defence equipment

Air Force for indigenous defence equipment

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Industrialists should keep pace with the needs of the defence system and manufacture equipments as per the demands of the Air Force to make India self reliant in the field of defence, stated Air Marshal Sanjay Sharma, AVSM, Air Officer-in-charge, Maintenance.

Dispute over custody of kid turns ugly

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A dispute between a couple over the custody of their child took an ugly turn when the mother of the child along with her family members and relatives allegedly barged into her in-laws house and abducted her husband and thrashed him.

Bhagtanwala dump still a headache for residents

Bhagtanwala dump still a headache for residents

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR:The unresolved issue of Bhagtanwala dump is one of the biggest problems being faced by residents of Ishwar Nagar, Arjun Dev Nagar, and Gali Jamun Wali of ward number 65 and 40 of the South constituency.

Mosaic-work chandeliers from Turkey hog attention

Mosaic-work chandeliers from Turkey hog attention

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Mosaic-work chandeliers from Turkey at the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) have become a centre of attraction among other things at the ongoing five-day exhibition being held at Ranjit Avenue.

School teacher seriously hurt in snatching attempt

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A school teacher was critically injured when unknown snatchers snatched her purse.

TRAVEL MART

Customers get tour packages, great deals

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day Travel and Tourism Exhibition held by the India Travel Mart kicked off here today.

‘Dholis’ in demand for electioneering

‘Dholis’ in demand for electioneering

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The demand for ‘dholis’ has risen amid electioneering.

SAD leaders block national highway‘ATROCITIES’ AGAINST PARTY WORKERS

SAD leaders block national highway

09 Dec 2017 | 1:57 AM

AMRITSAR: As part of their state wide protest against Congress government for committing atrocities against Akali workers, former cabinet minister Gulzar Singh Ranike and former Akali MLA Malkeet Singh today staged a dharna at Beas road over bridge here today.

MC ELLECTIONS

27 nominations rejected, 582 candidates in field

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: After the filing of nominations, the district administration today scrutinised the papers of aspirants. Out of 609 candidates, district electoral officials rejected the nomination papers of 27 for various reasons.

Couple booked for fraud

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

Amritsar: The police have booked a Mohali-based couple for allegedly duping a local resident on the pretext of sending her abroad.

AAP holds meeting with campaign managers

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to give impetus to its publicity campaign for Municipal Corporation elections, the local unit of Aam Aadmi Party organised a meeting with the campaign managers of various wards.

Campaign for underprivileged kids organised

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A campaign named the joy of giving led by Manjot Dhillon and Amritsar members of FICCI-FLO —Gowri Bansal, ArushiVerma, Meeta Mehra, Himani Arora, Shikha Sareen, Shruti Khurana and Surangma Sharma— was held under the aegis of Monika Chaudhary, chairperson, Ludhiana FICCI-FLO Chapter at Mount Litera Zee School.

SAD candidate’s kin booked under Excise Act

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to give impetus to its publicity campaign for Municipal Corporation elections, the local unit of Aam Aadmi Party organised a meeting with the campaign managers of various wards.

BRTS lane near rly station looks like dumping site

BRTS lane near rly station looks like dumping site

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) corridor outside the railway station here is facing a problem due to dumping of garbage by nearby shopkeepers.

GNDU prof gets grant over Rs25 lakh from CSIR

GNDU prof gets grant over Rs25 lakh from CSIR

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide and the number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70 per cent over the next two decades, said Dr Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University.

‘Food processing units can curb suicide among farmers’

‘Food processing units can curb suicide among farmers’

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Food processing units are the only way to fight against the farmers suicide in Punjab, suggested president of PHD chamber of commerce and industry, Anil Khaitan, on the inaugural day of the five day Punjab International Trade Expo.

Burning of dry leaves troubles joggers at Govt Medical College

Burning of dry leaves troubles joggers at Govt Medical College

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Ignoring all norms related with checking pollution level from rising and its commitment to safeguard the health of residents, the burning of waste especially dry leaves and grass at the Government Medical College here goes unchecked.

GNDU exams postponed

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University has postponed the annual and semester theory examinations of the university as teaching staff being occupied in the municipal election duties.

Nothing wrong in giving ticket to MLAs’ kin: CM

Nothing wrong in giving ticket to MLAs’ kin: CM

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the senior Congress leaders had claimed that the party tickets would be given on the merit but after the announcement of party candidate lists it was noticed that the relatives and close aides of senior leaders got majority of tickets.

7 booked in firing incident

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

Tarn Taran: Amandeep Singh of Marhana village and his other five or six unidentified supporters have been booked under Sections 336, 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act by the Sarhali police for firing in Sarhali village on Wednesday.

Three snatchers nabbed

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

TARN TARAN: Three thieves were caught by residents of Bhikhiwind town, 35 km from here, last evening when they were fleeing from the spot after committing a snatching in the town.

Firing incident: Matrimonial dispute turns ugly

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: A matrimonial dispute took an ugly turn when the girl’s family allegedly fired at the boy’s family while they were going for a hearing in the Baba Bakala court.

Slow pace of work on flyover irks traders, business hitAMRITSAR-TARN TARAN ROAD

Slow pace of work on flyover irks traders, business hit

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Shopkeepers on the stretch from the railway crossing to Gurwali on the Amritsar-Tarn Taran road have been complaining about the slow pace of flyover work, which has affected their daily business and lives.

Pakistani traders fail to make it to PITEX

Pakistani traders fail to make it to PITEX

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: Traders from Pakistan failed to make it to the 12th edition of Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX), inaugurated today at Ranjit Avenue by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in the presence of a number of dignitaries.

MC wards of East constituency lack basic amenitiesAMRITSAR VOTES 2017: WARD WATCH

MC wards of East constituency lack basic amenities

08 Dec 2017 | 2:09 AM

AMRITSAR: The area residents from Maqboolpura to Verka, Vallah to the GT road and Daburji of Amritsar East constituency had huge expectations about the resolution of their basic problems by the Minister for Local Bodies, Navjot Singh Sidhu.

SNIPPETS

Sidhu accused of favouritism

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

Amritsar: Former Congress leader Mandeep Singh has now fired a fresh salvo at the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu by criticising him for “using his clout” to get the election ticket for BJP turncoats.

Two booked for defrauding bank

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Division B police have booked two persons for allegedly cheating a bank after taking a vehicle loan on forged documents.

Notorious gangster, father-in-law nabbed

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested a Tarn Taran-based notorious gangster, identified as Nishan Singh, son of Pargat Singh and a resident of Kulla viilage, which falls under the Bhikhiwind police station here.

Tourism project remains a non-starterPATHANKOT DIARY

Tourism project remains a non-starter

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

Residents are sore that no attempts are being made either by the Central or Punjab government in developing the twin islands of Kalara and Mushraba, located in the scenic Ranjit Sagar Dam lake.

Health Dept asks for swine flu testing kits

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR:The district Health Department has written to higher authorities for the delivery of swine flu testing kits before the onset of the season.

SAD leader alleges police pressure in panchayat poll

SAD leader alleges police pressure in panchayat poll

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

TARN TARAN: Virsa Singh Valtoha, former SAD MLA, has alleged the police pressure against the party candidates for the election of the Nagar Panchayat Khemkaran, 45 Kilometers, from here.

Chawla urges CM to restart pensions

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The senior BJP leader and former cabinet minister, Laxmi Kanta Chawla, today urged Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to start the pension to genuine beneficiaries of old age, handicap, widow and orphans besides restarting the pensioner benefits which has been discontinued by the government.

PITEX fair begins, six nations to take part

PITEX fair begins, six nations to take part

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The 12th edition of the five-day Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) is likely to see signing of 25 MoUs worth Rs 2,000 crore.

College teachers protest against poll duties

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union here today held a meeting and protested against the assignment of poll duties to faculty members of various colleges.

With better half as backroom boys, women councillors all at sea

With better half as backroom boys, women councillors all at sea

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite the fact that Punjab government has announced 50 per cent of reservation to women in the upcoming MC poll but the claims of government supporting women empowerment has been overpowered by the husbands of female candidates.

609 candidates submit nominations for MC poll

609 candidates submit nominations for MC poll

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: On the last day of filing the nominations for Municipal Corporation elections, total 609 candidates filed nominations for 85 seats of the house.

Man donates rare gold-leaf miniatureVISHNU SAHASRANAM

Man donates rare gold-leaf miniature

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: City-based manuscript collector Rajnish Khosla has donated gold leaf miniature of ‘Vishnu Sahasranamam’, part of the epic, the “Mahabharata”, to the Sikh reference library in the Golden Temple complex.

Candidates’ cavalcades lead to traffic chaosLAST DAY OF FILING NOMINATIONS

Candidates’ cavalcades lead to traffic chaos

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: As it was the last day of filing nominations for the MC polls, a large numbers of candidates filed their papers today.

Poor sanitation biggest issueAMRITSAR VOTES 2017: WARD WATCH

Poor sanitation biggest issue

07 Dec 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Amidst election fervour, residents of Inderpuri, Haripura and Guru Nanakpura area are hoping their longstanding problem of bad sewerage connectivity and poor sanitation will come to an end.

Amritsar, last 7 days...

City to get Rs 20 crore for development projects

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: The halted or pending development works will start soon in the city as Finance Minister and local MLA Manpreet Badal has announced to give Rs 20 crore grant to the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda (MCB).

Homeless man dies of cold, toll reaches six

Homeless man dies of cold, toll reaches six

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: Cold wave claimed the life of another homeless person, taking the toll of people losing their life this season to six.

Pay revision: BSNL staff go on 2-day strike

Pay revision: BSNL staff go on 2-day strike

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Employees Union today went on a two-day strike to demand third pay revision.

Residents suffer as ATMs run out of cash

Residents suffer as ATMs run out of cash

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: People are having tough time as a majority of the ATMs in the city as well as rural areas are running out of cash.

Car driver booked for assaulting cops

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: The Kotwali police today booked an unidentified driver of a Tavera car for assaulting two traffic officials yesterday, who were on duty at Fauji Chowk.

Faulty traffic lights pose a threat to commuters

Faulty traffic lights pose a threat to commuters

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: Faulty traffic lights at major intersections like the Hanuman and Bus Stand chowks are posing a threat to commuters.

Cops accused of inaction in attempt to rape case; couple to hold protest

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: A couple of Beant Nagar today accused the Civil Lines police for not arresting an accused booked for attempting to rape the woman and assaulting her.

Lehra thermal plant engineers to intensify stir over demands

Lehra thermal plant engineers to intensify stir over demands

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: Engineers of Guru Hargobind Thermal Power Plant, Lehra Mohabbat, yesterday held a meeting to discuss the alleged indifferent approach of the government towards their demands.

CJM inspects Central Jail, addresses inmates

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: Dr Mandeep Mittal, CJM/Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, visited the Central Jail here today.

71 boxes of illicit liquor seized

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: Peddlers of illicit liquor have now started using tractor-trolleys to carry illicit liquor from Haryana to Punjab.

Meeting on income tax awareness

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: On the directions of the Income Tax Department, Amritsar wing, the local Income Tax Department today held an income tax awareness meeting with the registrars, deputy registrars, senior post master, cooperative banks, jewellers and district transport officials at the income tax office.

BFGI celebrates English Speaking Week

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

BATHINDA: English Speaking Week was organised for the faculty members of Baba Farid Group of Institutes (BFGI) in collaboration with the certified master trainers of the “Princeton Review” Bathinda center.

SNIPPETS

2 killed as tractor-trailer overturns

13 Dec 2017 | 2:17 AM

Bathinda: Two labourers were killed after a tractor-trailer overturned at Kalyan Sukha village under the Nathana police station on Tuesday.

SNIPPETS

Three bikes stolen in 24 hours

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

Bathinda: Three motorcycles were stolen on Monday from the premises of the court complex, an area under the Civil Lines police station. In a complaint lodged by Gurbhej Singh, a resident of Burj Mehma, it has been stated that his motorcycle (PB-03AL-2243) was stolen from the parking of court complex.

Deadline near, firm yet to complete workRS 288-CRORE SEWERAGE & WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

Deadline near, firm yet to complete work

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The deadline for the Rs 288-crore sewerage and water supply project will end on December 17 but various works under the projects are still lying incomplete.

Rly hospital faces shortage of staff, docs

Rly hospital faces shortage of staff, docs

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The only railway hospital located at Railway Colony here is facing a shortage of staff and doctors.

GNDTP staff up in arms

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Employees of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) staged a protest from 2pm to 5 pm infront of the thermal plant gate here today.

Federation seeks commission for General category

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The General Categories Welfare Federation, Punjab, organsied its state-level convention at Children Memorial Dharmshala in Budhadha yesterday.

Dist police fail to produce challans in Excise Act cases

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police have registered many cases under the Excise Act this year.

Vendors under electric transformers go unchecked

Vendors under electric transformers go unchecked

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: While street vendors continue to run their stalls under the electric transformers, putting their lives at risk, neither the Municipal Corporation nor the Powercom Department seem to be making any effort to shift them.

Expect more rain in next 24 hours: Met Dept

Expect more rain in next 24 hours: Met Dept

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: With the city recording 4 mm rainfall today, the Meteorological Department has predicted light rain showers in the next 24 hours.

Dozen birds dead after consuming ‘poisonous feed’

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Taking notice of the complaint lodged by the PETA area in-charge and president of local NGO Sonu Maheshwari regarding the death of around a dozen birds after consuming poisonous feed at Kothe Maha Singhwala village, People for Animals (PFA) chairperson Maneka Gandhi today directed the district forest officer to conduct probe and take strict action into the matter.

No official came to visit us, complains mother‘TORTURE’ OF 12-YEAR-OLD BOY

No official came to visit us, complains mother

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: While the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) has taken note of the alleged police torture of 12-year-old Lakhwinder Singh, neither the district administration officials nor political leaders of SAD and the Congress have paid a visit to the victim at Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital here.

BDA plans to use multi-level parking site commercially

12 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) is planning to use the multi-storey parking site located on the Mall Road for commercial purpose.

3 motorcycles stolen

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Unidentified persons have stolen three motorcycles for the area that comes under the Kotwali police station. A case under Sections 379 of the IPC has been registered against the unidentified persons.

Truck operators oppose power grid

Truck operators oppose power grid

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Truck operators today protested when Powercom officials came to initiate the work of installing a power grid on the land which was allotted to the truck union.

Water-vending, ticket-vending machines lie defunct

Water-vending, ticket-vending machines lie defunct

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Water-vending machines, automatic ticket-vending machines, digital display board and the Wi-Fi system are lying defunct at the city railway station.

‘Extortion’ by eunuchs triggers protest

‘Extortion’ by eunuchs triggers protest

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Model Town, Phase 1, today staged a protest against eunuchs for allegedly demanding a hefty sum money as ‘shagun’ from people.

GNDTP contractual staff, unions hold gate rally

GNDTP contractual staff, unions hold gate rally

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the GNDTP Contractual Workers’ Union, along with the District Democratic Teachers’ Front, BKU (Ugrahan) and Jamhuriat Adhikar Sabha, held a gate rally at Hazura Kapura colony today.

MC gets GST installments of Rs 15 cr

MC gets GST installments of Rs 15 cr

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, has received its GST installments of Rs 15 crore. Of the total amount, Rs 5.37 crore has been deducted as an installment of Rs 105-crore loan, which has been taken by the MC from the HUDCO.

Gang of gamblers busted, 4 held

Gang of gamblers busted, 4 held

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-II wing of the Bathinda police today claimed to have busted a gang of gamblers that was active at Nar Singh Colony, falling under the Sangat police station.

Relatives seek high-level probeSUICIDE CASE

Relatives seek high-level probe

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Kin of Dr Deepshikha Shekhawat, who allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire, today demanded a high-level probe into the case.

Residents suffer as city buses don’t ply

Residents suffer as city buses don’t ply

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Residents are facing a tough time as city buses are off roads for the past around three months. Facing losses, Pepsu Roadway Transport Corporation (PRTC) is in no mood to run these buses.

No radiologist, cancer patients referred to FaridkotADVANCED CANCER INSTITUTE

No radiologist, cancer patients referred to Faridkot

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Patients visiting Advanced Cancer Institute situated on the Bathinda-Mansa road are a harried lot these days as the institute doesn’t have a radiologist for the past two months.

HOUSING FOR ALL

Sites identified for scheme wait for govt’s approval

11 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The sites identified under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna-Housing for All by 2022 scheme in the city is waiting for state government’s approval.

Bhiwani man booked for rape

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Canal Colony police yesterday booked a man, a resident of Bhiwani in Haryana, for raping a girl of Bathinda. A case under Section 376 of the IPC has been registered.

1 killed, several hurt in road accidents

1 killed, several hurt in road accidents

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: One person was killed and various others were injured in various road mishaps, which took place in the city in the past 24 hours.

GNDTP contractual staff hold gate rally

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant Contract Workers’ Union, Bathinda, today staged a gate rally and reiterated their plan to stage a massive state-level protest in the city and gheraoed and held a protest in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner on December 14.

March taken out to mark Human Rights Day

March taken out to mark Human Rights Day

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: To mark Human Rights Day, various religious and social organisations today took out a peaceful protest march in the city.

No security guards deployed at various ATMs in Bathinda

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Despite a rise in the incidents of ATM robbery at various places, officials of various banks have not bothered to deploy security guards outside various ATMs.

Over 2,500 cases settled at Lok Adalat

Over 2,500 cases settled at Lok Adalat

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A National Lok Adalat today was conducted on the court premises and 22 benches were constituted, including two benches of Phul and Talwandi Sabo subdivisions.

City to get 90 precast readymade toilets

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Aiming to score better in the Swachhta Survey in the year 2018 as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by the Central Government, the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, will soon install at least 90 precast readymade toilets in the city.

Sewage overflow irks trans railway line area residents

Sewage overflow irks trans railway line area residents

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of various areas in the trans railway line area are irked over the development done by Mayor Balwant Rai Nath in the area where he stays at Sanjay Nagar, while other nearby areas are suffering due to lack of sanitation and the sewerage overflow problem.

10 quintal of cotton destroyed in fire

10 quintal of cotton destroyed in fire

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A fire broke out at the local grain market here today. Farmers and traders present at the grain market controlled the fire with the help of fire tenders.

Dealers not happy over ban imposed on bursting of crackers

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: After the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered a ban on the bursting of crackers during marriage and other celebrations, including on New Year’s Eve, in the state, firecracker dealers have expressed unhappiness.

Former chief of IMA local unit booked for abetment of suicide

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Former chief of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Bathinda unit Dr Gajender Singh Shekhawat has been booked for abetment of suicide.

Cold claims one more life, death toll reaches five in city

Cold claims one more life, death toll reaches five in city

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Cold weather conditions prevailing in Bathinda and its adjoining areas claimed one more life in the city, taking the death toll to five.

Illegal buildings mushroom as MC fails to initiate action

10 Dec 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Illegal buildings are mushrooming in the city as the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, has failed to keep a check on them. As per the information received through the RTI, more than 250 illegal buildings have come up in the past five years.

Two bikers killed in road accident

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Two youths were killed and another critically injured in a road accident on the Dabwali road near Sangat village T-point, 20 km from here, late last night.

Forest Dept unclear on felling dried-up trees

Forest Dept unclear on felling dried-up trees

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Dried-up and dead trees may be posing a danger to the life and property of the residents, but the hands of the Forest Department are tied by the directive of the National Green Tribunal.

Five held with illicit liquor

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-2 wing of the Bathinda police today recovered 39 boxes of illicit liquor from two cars in separate cases.

Unsafe buildings in rly line area a threat to residents

Unsafe buildings in rly line area a threat to residents

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda railway authorities had shortlisted more than 50 dilapidated buildings in the railway line area, but till date none of these building has been demolished.

District level games from Dec 14

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Following the guidelines issued by the Punjab Sports Department, the Sports Department, Bathinda, will organize district-level games for men and women in the under-25 category on December 14 and 15.

Drivers fined for wrongful stopping of buses

Drivers fined for wrongful stopping of buses

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Aiming to rein in the instances of wrong parking, especially by buses outside the bus stand, the district traffic police department has begun issuing challans to erring drivers.

Bathinda girls win handball tournament

Bathinda girls win handball tournament

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda girls displayed their sporting prowess and clinched the Under-19 handball tournament, which was being held in the city as part of the 63rd Punjab State School Games.

CCTV cameras of little use at Advanced Cancer Institute

CCTV cameras of little use at Advanced Cancer Institute

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: All CCTV cameras installed at the Advanced Cancer Institute to ensure safety of patients, staff members and expensive diagnostic machines are of little use as there’s no visual recording system.

Book released

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today released Giani Gurbaksh Singh Gulshan’s book ‘Zafarnama-Arth Te Viakhiya’ at the Akal Takht here today.

Schoolteacher seriously hurt in snatching bid

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

AMRITSAR: A school teacher was critically injured when unknown snatchers snatched her purse.

AAP promises transport, free sanitary pads for women

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

JALANDHAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has released its women’s manifesto, promising public transport for women by the Municipal Corporation (MC), free sanitary pad disbursal at all public places and setting up of mohalla clinics for health check-ups.

TALWANDI SABO MC POLLS

Congress candidate to be elected unopposed

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Congress candidate from Ward No 2, Gurpreet Singh Manshahia, is likely to be elected unopposed as the SAD-BJP candidate withdrew his nomination papers at the office of the SDM-cum-Returning Officer Barinder Kumar.

Panchayat approaches admn

Panchayat approaches admn

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the panchayat and residents of Kotshamir village today approached the district administration to intervene and stop the planned construction of a building by the Nirankari Mission in the village.

SAD workers block roads in district

SAD workers block roads in district

09 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Hundreds of SAD workers today staged a dharna in different parts of the district to lodge their protest against the alleged atrocities by Congressmen and “registration of false cases” against Akali leaders.

25 booked in assault cases

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

Bathinda: The Bathinda Sadar police on Thursday booked 19 persons for assaulting a person at Behman Diwana village.

GNDU exams postponed

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: The Guru Nanak Dev University has postponed the annual and semester theory examinations of the university as teaching staff being occupied in the municipal election duties.

ARMED FORCES FLAG DAY

Sacrifices of armed forces remembered

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: In order to acknowledge and commemorate the sacrifices made by armed forces personnel for protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the country, DAV College, Bathinda, celebrated Armed Forces Flag Day today on the college premises.

DC backs digital payment method

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHNDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra today addressed the monthly meeting of the revenue officials of the district and asked them to generate digital payment awareness at the tehsil and sub-tehsil level so that more people can avail of the facility.

Two prisoners released during camp court

Two prisoners released during camp court

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Two inmates were released on probation during a camp court organised by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) in the Central Jail here today.

Handball meet: Bathinda, Amritsar reach final

Handball meet: Bathinda, Amritsar reach final

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda and Amritsar will fight for the title in the Under-19 girls handball tournament being played as part of the 63rd Punjab State School Games at St Xavier’s School.

Awareness session marks World Soil Day

Awareness session marks World Soil Day

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: An awareness session was held to mark World Soil Day by the IFFCO regional office at Ganga village.

Vacant plots turn into dumping sites

Vacant plots turn into dumping sites

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Even as the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, (MCB) has made it mandatory for the vacant plot owners to construct a boundary wall around the plots and has also cautioned residents against dumping garbage there, the civic body has failed to initiate action against those not following the orders.

Over 1,200 wrong parking challans, city undeterred

Over 1,200 wrong parking challans, city undeterred

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Even as the traffic police have issued 1,245 challans for wrong parking this year, they have failed to discourage the city residents from violating the traffic rules.

TALWANDI SABO MC POLL

Three nominations rejected

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Talwandi Sabo SDM Barinder Kumar today rejected nomination papers of three candidates for the municipal council elections in the town.

Regular jobs: NHM staff write to director

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Annoyed with the state government’s non-chalant attitude towards their demands, the staff working under the National Health Mission has written a letter to the mission director, Varun Roojum, and has listed out its demands.

Social security: Many names struck off

Social security: Many names struck off

08 Dec 2017 | 1:11 AM

BATHINDA: Kaur Singh, a resident of Bathinda, has been making rounds of the Municipal Corporation to get his property documents verified.

PRTC wakes up to blocked sewer pipes at bus stand

PRTC wakes up to blocked sewer pipes at bus stand

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The PRTC authorities seem to have finally woken up to the perennial problem of blocked sewerage at the bus stand and have initiated talks with the Municipal Corporation (MC) to repair it at the earliest.

Sewage overflow almost ubiquitous

Sewage overflow almost ubiquitous

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Sewage overflow in various parts of the city has become a headache for city residents.

Nail-biting contests on Day 3 of handball meet

Nail-biting contests on Day 3 of handball meet

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Several nail-biting matches were played between the Under-19 girls teams as part of the ongoing handball tournament of the 63rd Punjab State School Games.

Educate children to realise Ambedkar’s dream: ADCPARINIRVAN DIWAS

Educate children to realise Ambedkar’s dream: ADC

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Parinirvan Diwas (death anniversary) of Dr BR Ambedkar was observed in the district today.

Karanveer bags gold in shot put

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: A student of Baba Farid Group of Institutions made the organisation proud by performing well in sports.

4 held for blackmailing man with objectionable video

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: A gang of four persons, including two women, allegedly duped a farmer of Rs 1.

Diagnostic centre turns drug warehouse

Diagnostic centre turns drug warehouse

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The diagnostic centre constructed on the premises of Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital in 2013 at a cost of Rs 40 lakh has been serving the purpose of drug storehouse for the past several years.

65 candidates file nominationsTALWANDI SABO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL POLLS

65 candidates file nominations

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: On the last day of filing nominations for the municipal council polls in Talwandi Sabo, 65 candidates, including independents, filed their papers.

Unaware of 112, people still dial 100 for police help

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Even as the new emergency number 112 is available for seeking police help, a majority of residents in the district are still unaware of the new number, which was launched by the Punjab Police on trial basis two days ago.

Thieves attempt to loot ATM

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Unidentified persons attempted to break open an ATM of Oriental Bank of Commerce at Bibiwala road here.

Students approach police over roll number confusion

Students approach police over roll number confusion

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Government Rajindra College, who were prevented from sitting for re-appear examinations due to confusion over their roll numbers, today approached the police to solve the matter.

Swachhta campaign wobbles

07 Dec 2017 | 12:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Swachh Bharat campaign launched by the Central Government has made the state government direct the school heads to maintain cleanliness on the school premises and even involve the students in the process.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
A first: Smart prepaid card launched

A first: Smart prepaid card launched

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a step towards cashless society, UT Administrator and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore today launched Chandigarh Smart City Card which can be used to make payment at government offices besides designated merchants in the city.

Wrong parking: MC in challan overdrive

Wrong parking: MC in challan overdrive

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Going overboard, Municipal Corporation officials today challaned as many as 45 cars and nine bikes parked in areas other than paid-parking lots in Sector 34 here and charged a fine of Rs 3,500 and Rs 1,500, respectively.

Mohali police star set to retire soon

Mohali police star set to retire soon

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali police sniffer dog, Dhoni, who has become a favourite of mediapersons and several local residents for his name (after former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni), is going to retire soon.

AIRPORT UPGRADATION

Can more trains be run, HC asks Railways

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Railway authorities to explore the feasibility of arranging extra coaches or running special trains between Chandigarh and Delhi from February 12 to 26 when the Chandigarh international airport would be shut for runway repair.

THE TRIBUNE IMPACT

MC staff told to take care of heritage manhole covers

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Taking a serious view of the carelessness on the part of the contractor, who left heritage manhole covers in Sector 18 after replacing them with cemented ones, Manoj Kumar Bansal, Chief Engineer, Municipal Corporation, issued directions to install them at community centres or some secure place.

Punjab offers land to PGI for free

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has proposed to provide 10 acres for free to the PGIMER, Chandigarh, for setting up a medical centre.

ATM fraud, card cloning cases on the rise in city

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Cases of debit and credit card fraud and card cloning are fast rising in the city.

Mohali sees upsurge too

Mohali sees upsurge too

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:On December 1, Balwinder Pal Singh, a resident of Sunny Enclave, Kharar, was shocked to see text messages of nine transactions on his cell phone informing him that a sum of Rs 2.8 lakh had been withdrawn from his SBI bank account in a span of a few hours while he was in a deep slumber.

4 booked for kidnapping hotelier, robbing his SUV

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT police have booked four persons for allegedly kidnapping a 50-year-old hotelier and robbing him of his SUV at gunpoint.

Lawyer serves notice on Centre over airport closure

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:Nitin Kaushal, a city-based lawyer, has served a legal notice on the Centre over closure of the Chandigarh Airport seeking additional rail services and threatening to drag the ministries concerned to the High Court.

Woman hangs herself to death

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 32-year-old woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, here today.

Cab driver robbed at gunpoint

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two unidentified persons robbed a cab driver of his car and other belongings at gunpoint near Khuda Ali Sher here on Sunday night.

HC notice to CBI, others in sarpanch murder case

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Just about eight months after a sarpanch was shot in full public view in front of a gurdwara in Sector 38 here, Justice Rajan Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today put the Union of India, the CBI and the NIA on notice.

Two thieves arrested

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Crime Branch of the UT police has arrested two persons who were involved in several cases of vehicle and house theft.

Market welfare associations set an example

Market welfare associations set an example

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:At a time when the Municipal Corporation has doubled the vehicle parking charges on an hourly basis and is studying the feasibility to convert another 61 non-paid parking lots into paid ones, certain parking lots managed by the market welfare associations without any charges are setting an example.

Fire breaks out at godown

Fire breaks out at godown

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Fire broke out at diaper godown at Bhabat village in Zirakpur, here this afternoon.

RECRUITMENT SCAM

ASI Sanjiv Kumar's remand extended

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI:The local court extended the police remand of ASI Sanjiv Kumar till December 16, here today.

13 students afflicted with chickenpox

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

ZIRAKPUR:As many as 13 students have been reportedly affiliated with chickenpox at Madarsa Syed Aadm, near Banur village, raising fear of an epidemic in the locality here.

BSNL staff protest formation of subsidiary tower company

BSNL staff protest formation of subsidiary tower company

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Forum of the BSNL Unions and Associations comprising the BSNL Employees’ Union, Sanchar Nigam Executives’ Association, National Federation of Telecom Employees and All-India BSNL Executives Association observed total strike against the formation of subsidiary tower company of BSNL.

DRUG RACKET

STF to bring 3 jail inmates on production warrant today

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: After the arrest of a former private bus conductor and a woman drug peddler with 345 gm of heroin (worth Rs 10.50 lakh), now the Special Task Force (STF) is bringing three jail inmates on production warrant to expose the drug racket running from inside the jail premises.

Cong, SAD-BJP go all out to woo voters

Cong, SAD-BJP go all out to woo voters

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:Ahead of the MC poll, Congress and SAD-BJP candidates are trying hard to woo voters.

Nabha farmers sensitised to ill-effects of burning stubble

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

NABHA:Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), in association with Birla Soft Company, organised a seminar in Ageti village near here to create awareness among farmers about hazards of stubble burning.

Posters, banners come up on buildings sans RO nod

Posters, banners come up on buildings sans RO nod

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:In violation of rules, political parties continue to paste stickers and put up flags on public and private properties in support of their candidates for the civic body elections.

City’s oldest night shelter lies neglected

City’s oldest night shelter lies neglected

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The oldest night shelter of the city located in Sector 17 is crying for care.

High drama at GMCH

High drama at GMCH

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:High drama was witnessed at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, after a policeman sat on a dharna outside the Emergency of the hospital following his mother’s death.

Woman gets life term for killing daughter

Woman gets life term for killing daughter

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court has sentenced a 41-year-old woman to life imprisonment for murdering her two-and-a-half year-old daughter in 2016.

CAT stays recovery of salary imposed on UT XEN

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh Bench, has stayed the UT Adviser’s order of recovery of salary imposed by way of punishment on Executive Engineer Anil Dhamija.

Theft at cremation ground

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

Mohali: Miscreants smashed the windowpane of a car parked in a cremation ground and allegedly stole Rs 5,000 in cash and valuables here on Tuesday.

23-year-old walks free in gang-rape case

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court acquitted a 23-year-old in a gang-rape case today.

Sensing criticism, Panchkula Municipal Corporation takes U-turn

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA:The Panchkula Municipal Corporation has earlier included the agenda item of censure motion against violence on August 25 in Panchkula for the MC House meeting on December 14.

City records coldest day of the year

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city today saw the coldest day of the year with the maximum temperature recorded at 18.1°C, over three notches down.

At Mataur, anganwadis await ration

At Mataur, anganwadis await ration

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: While the district administration claims to have spent Rs 81.5 lakh this year to provide supplementary nutrition to children below six years of age besides nursing mothers, many anganwadis have not received ration.

First women gym opens in Sec 38

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation opened the first women’s gym at Mahila Bhawan in Sector 38-C here today.

Digital info kiosk goes offline at District Courts

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two months after a digital info kiosk was installed at the district courts, it has gone offline.

A matter of spiritART & CULTURE

A matter of spirit

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Bhopal-based Veenapani Sanskrit Samiti, presented a play, “Solah Sanskar” at the Navrang Theatre, Bal Bhawan, here today.

SCHOOL NOTES

Bhavan Vidyalaya

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, held its annual sports day. The event commenced with Sr Principal Vineeta Arora declaring the meet open by releasing balloons in the sky.

Finally, UT Police agree to provide security to teams

Finally, UT Police agree to provide security to teams

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after refusing security to the Indian cricket team, the UT Police today agreed to provide security cover to both India and Sri Lanka teams during their stay in the city for the second ODI at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali.

Of distressed faces and love for sportIND-SL ODI

Of distressed faces and love for sport

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day before the second One Day International between India and Sri Lanka, the IS Bindra PCA stadium here was abuzz with activities.

Ashiana boys, Strawberry girls start with win

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ashiana Public School, Sector 46, defeated St. Kabir Public School, Sector 26, 15-6 in the opening match of boys’ U-13 category in the St. Kabir Inter-School Basketball Championship here today.

SPORTS BRIEF

NCC beat MMC by 101 runs

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

Chandigarh: Namaste Chandigarh Complex (NCC), Derabassi, defeated Mani Majra Cricket Centre (MMC) by 101 runs in the opening match of Hindostan Humara T-20 Cricket Cup.

Gurdev Singh Gill felicitated

Gurdev Singh Gill felicitated

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today felicitated former Indian football captain Gurdev Singh Gill for his contribution to the sport.

BRIEFLY

10-year-old boy goes missing

13 Dec 2017 | 1:56 AM

Mohali: A daily-wage labourer filed a complaint with the police after her 10-year-old boy went missing on December 9.

City, Bangkok air-connected

City, Bangkok air-connected

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

MOHALI: Chandigarh and Bangkok got air connectivity today with Air India starting a direct flight to the popular tourist destination.

BRIEFLY

Five hurt in road mishap

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

Panchkula:Five persons sustained injuries in a collision between a car and a tipper near Burj Kotian here.

Sitar virtuoso casts spell

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sitar virtuoso Bhairavi Bhatt (pic) enthralled the audience with a riveting recital at the 241st Baithak programme organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra at the Mini Tagore Theatre auditorium, here today.

Cops to keep hawk’s eye during second ODI in Mohali

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

MOHALI:In wake of upcoming One Day International cricket match at Punjab Cricket Stadium (PCA) on Wednesday, the Mohali Police have put high security arrangements in and around the stadium at Phase 9, here.

Shubhankar wins Joburg Open

Shubhankar wins Joburg Open

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

JOHANNESBURG:Shubhankar Sharma today became the youngest Indian golfer to claim a European Tour title by clinching the Joburg Open, which also earned him a ticket to the prestigious British Open next year.

India-Lanka ODI at Mohali under cloud

India-Lanka ODI at Mohali under cloud

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

MOHALI:A persistent drizzle today forced the ground staff at the IS Bindra Stadium here to wrap the pitch and the outfield under a thick cover.

Be careful about rights violations by those in power, says expert

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

PATIALA:The Human Rights Protection Welfare Society (HRPWS), Patiala, celebrated Human Rights Day at the convention hall of Thapar University here yesterday.

MC poll: Campaigning hots up in city

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

PATIALA:The triangular contest for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation poll has heated up the election campaign in Patiala.

Warm clothes distributed among the needy

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

NABHA:Lok Bhalai Sabha, a social organisation, distributed woollen clothes, shoes and blankets among the poor in various localities of Nabha town and rural areas of the sub-division.

PSEB junior engineers to intensify agitation

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

PATIALA:The Council of Junior Engineers, PSEB, has decided to intensify its ongoing agitation from December 12 onwards, whereby power junior engineers across the PSPCL and the PSTCL will observe boycott of stores, metering labs, defaulting amount collection, power theft checking and cross checking of meter- reading work.

‘Yeh Zindagi’ portrays senior citizens’ struggle

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

PATIALA:A play, ‘Yeh Zindagi’, was staged by Kalakriti on the fourth day of the ongoing 4th Norah Richards Theatre Festival.

Millers worried over excessive moisture in processed rice

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

NABHA:Resentment prevails among rice millers as the moisture in the rice produced after its processing was much higher than the set norms by different state purchasing agencies and the Food Corporation of India.

UT submits management plan of Capitol Complex to UNESCO

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Activities around the Capitol Complex will be restricted with the creation of a buffer zone around the world heritage site.

Commission pulls up consumer forum

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: The State Consumer Commission has pulled up the District Consumer Forum for not granting compensation to a consumer.

Chandigarh-Baddi rail line:Panchkula MC proposes to transfer land in Kalka, Pinjore

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula Municipal Corporation has proposed to transfer MC land in Kalka and Pinjore for the Chandigarh-Baddi railway line.

Honeypreet appears before P’kula court

Honeypreet appears before P’kula court

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

PANCHKULA: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan appeared before the Panchkula District Courts today.

Attendants’ patience put to test outside hospital

Attendants’ patience put to test outside hospital

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: “Ander vo maut ke sath ladai lad rahe hain, aur bahar hum zindagi se ladai lad rahe hain,” Inside the hospital man is fighting a battle with death and outside the hospital we are fighting a battle to stay alive”, was the spontaneous reaction of a patient’s relative who is camping outside the hospital as his brother is undergoing treatment at the PGI.

Elderly patients feel the pain at PGI OPD

Elderly patients feel the pain at PGI OPD

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Seventy-year-old Labh Singh from Khamano broke down into tears while complaining about filthy bathrooms.

Draft parking policy: Consult stakeholders before taking final call, Bansal tells UT

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal has written to the UT Chief Architect that wider consultations be held with different sections of stakeholders before taking a final decision on the draft parking policy for residential areas.

SKY ROCK CITY SCAM

Kanwar Sandhu seeks authorities’ intervention

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

MOHALI: Supporting the investors, who have allegedly been duped by the promoters of Sky Rock City, Kanwar Sandhu, Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Kharar, has sought the intervention of the Mohali district authorities in such fraud cases.

B’desh delegates get training

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

MOHALI: Punjab Biotechnology Incubator (PBTI), under the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Punjab, has organised a five-day training workshop on ‘Detection of Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs)’ for officials of the Ministry of Environment and Forests and scientists of the Department of Environment, Government of Bangladesh, here.

TGT scam accused denied bail

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has denied bail to teacher recruitment scam accused Shailesh Kumar.

Give details of shrine board nominees: HC to Haryana

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Haryana and its functionaries to furnish the details of persons nominated to the management of the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board.

HC summons MC Commissioner over water channel pollution

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Noticing the absence of information on the meeting of officers and remedial steps for preventing accumulation of garbage and dirty water in an open channel running from Mani Majra to Mauli Jagran, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has summoned the Chandigarh Municipal Commissioner.

No bail for brothers who thrashed cops

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: The bail application of two brothers, who were booked on the charge of thrashing policemen at the IT Park here on Friday, has been dismissed by a local court.

AAP MLA asks DC to solve dirty water accumulation problem in two villages

AAP MLA asks DC to solve dirty water accumulation problem in two villages

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

KHARAR: Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu today sought the intervention of Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra in the issue of accumulation of dirty water in Jhanjheri and Khera villages of the Kharar constituency.

MC inspects parking lots in Sector 17, warns violators

MC inspects parking lots in Sector 17, warns violators

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Enforcement Wing of the Municipal Corporation inspected parking lots in Sector 17 here today.

Snatchers flee with man’s mobile phone

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched a mobile phone from a man in Sector 23 here.

Councillor courts audio clip row, denies

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: A telephonic conversation purportedly between a door-to-door waste collector and a contractor has surfaced in which Rs 2,000 per rehri is being sought in the name of a councillor.

Careless MC men damage heritage manhole covers

Careless MC men damage heritage manhole covers

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Heritage items fetching whopping price at auctions abroad notwithstanding, these continue to face neglect in the city.

Man awarded 3-yr jail for encashing forged cheque

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court sentenced a man to three years in jail for presenting a forged cheque in a bank and receiving Rs 19.

Passengers ask for more

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

MOHALI: A majority of passengers boarding the maiden flight to Bangkok said Chandigarh should be connected by air to more destinations, domestic as well as international.

BRIEFLY

NSUI, PUCSC leaders on strike

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

Chandigarh: Karanvir Singh, vice-president of the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC), and Nishant Maini, district president of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), sat on indefinite hunger strike on Monday as students are being detained over short attendance.

SCHOOL NOTES

Tiny Tots Foundation School, Mohali

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

AKSIPS-65 SMART SCHOOL:A two-day gala event marking the 34th annual day of Tiny Tots Foundation School, Phase X, Mohali, concluded with a variety of programmes.

SYNDICATE POLL

Goyal group to challenge Prof Navdeep

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Ashok Goyal group today declared that they would contest the Syndicate elections against Prof Navdeep Goyal.

INDEMNITY BONDS FROM PARENTS

Schools challenge credentials of CPA

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four private schools who are facing inquiry for seeking indemnity bonds from parents before admissions have questioned the credentials of the Chandigarh Parents’ Association (CPA).

Exam secrecy breached: PU panel

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: A committee of Panjab University (PU) found that exam secrecy was breached in BA fifth semester geography paper which was held in December, 2016.

INSTITUTION OF EMINENCE STATUS

PU all set to revolutionise curricula

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) is all set to revolutionise its curricula. As per the application submitted for the Institution of Eminence (IoE) competition today, the PU has proposed for starting new courses by integrating studies.

40 two-wheelers skid on slush

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH:It was a tough evening for two-wheeler riders using the waste dumping ground road in Dadu Marja.

5 hurt in kirpan attack at Mohali

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

MOHALI: In a fit of rage, a person inflicted injuries on at least five persons with his kirpan, which he was carrying along as a religious symbol, at Phase 11 here tonight over smoking.

THE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Check illegal fishing at lake, Forest Dept told

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: After the issue of illegal fishing at Sukhna Lake was highlighted in these columns today, the Department of Fisheries has not only increased vigil at the lake but has also written to the police and the Forest Department to take immediate action to check the illegal practice.

Winter’s first showers lash tricity, expect more rain

Winter’s first showers lash tricity, expect more rain

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: The tricity today received the first rainfall of the winter season. The Met Department had predicted rain from December 11 to 13. The city witnessed a drizzle in the afternoon followed by heavy showers in the evening.

Police fail to recover their dues from PCASECURITY FOR MATCHES

Police fail to recover their dues from PCA

12 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

MOHALI:While the Mohali police and their counterparts in Chandigarh are again on their toes to provide fool-proof security cover to the Indian and Sri Lankan teams and at IS Bindra PCA Stadium for the upcoming one-day international cricket match here, they have failed to recover the pending amount of their security bills, running into several crores.

Prerit, Rohit lead Punjab U-19 to a massive win

Prerit, Rohit lead Punjab U-19 to a massive win

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab bowlers Prerit Dutta (4/30) and Rohit Kumar (3/37) helped their side beat Odisha by an innings and 25-run in the Cooch Behar Trophy here today.

Athletic Club win twin state titles

Athletic Club win twin state titles

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Athletic Club lifted twin titles on the concluding day of State Volleyball Championship, held at the Sector 7 sports complex, here today.

Puneet, Ajay win chess titles

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

Chandigarh: Puneet won the title in the open category while Apoorv Anand and Vinod Sharma finished at second and third positions, respectively, on the concluding day of the 9th Open Chess tournament here today.

Mulani claims seven-wicket haul

Mulani claims seven-wicket haul

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mumbai pacer Shams Mulani picked a seven-wicket haul to derail Punjab for 205 runs on the third day of the ongoing Col CK Nayudu Trophy match at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala today.

Expert asks students to upcycle all forms of waste

Expert asks students to upcycle all forms of waste

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

NABHA:A three-day conference on ‘Greatness out of small things’ concluded at Punjab Public School (PPS) here today.

GRAFT CASE

SHO, constable remanded in police custody

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI:A local court today remanded Sub-Inspector Sahib Singh and head constable Rashpal Singh in two-day police custody.

AUTOPSY IN MURDER, SUICIDE CASES

Health Dept fails to rectify order

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

PATIALA:The Directorate of Health Services, Punjab, has failed to rectify its order sent to all Civil Surgeons in the state that has the direction that in cases of alleged murder or suicide, post-mortem examinations should be conducted by specialised forensic teams at district/state-level hospitals as directed by the National Commission for Women, leading to confusion among medical officers working in civil hospitals and forensic medicine specialists in state medical colleges.

672 students get placements

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI: In a unique and pioneer initiative in this part of the country by a private educational institution to bring top companies from diverse fields with different salary packages, the Rayat Bahra Group of Institutions (RBGI) organised a placement fortnight during which 672 students got placement offers from different companies.

Show and tell activitySCHOOL NOTES

Show and tell activity

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

Chandigarh: Class 1 students of Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School 40-D, Chandigarh, participated in a show and tell activity.

Graft case: SHO, constable remanded in police custody

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

Mohali: A local court remanded Sub-Inspector Sahib Singh and head constable Rashpal Singh in two-day police custody on Sunday.

Man, son booked for attacking elderly couple

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The police today booked a father-son duo for physically assaulting and thrashing an elderly couple at Panchsheel Enclave here.

FOSWAC condemns hefty garbage collection rates

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of FOSWAC condemned the draft parking policy proposal for imposing more taxes to reduce traffic in the city.

City-based expert to attend global symposium

City-based expert to attend global symposium

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: City-based ayurvedic expert Vaidya Jagjit Singh will participate in an international scientific symposium ‘Guficlave’ at Srilanka from December 13 to 16.

Selfie time!REPORTERS' DIARY

Selfie time!

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

For selfie lovers, the three-day Chrysanthemum Show at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33, Chandigarh, has provided the right opportunity to satisfy their zeal for good pictures.

Water shortage hits Baltana residents hard

Water shortage hits Baltana residents hard

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Residents of Saini Vihar Phase-III in Baltana have been facing acute drinking water scarcity for the past two weeks.

PANCHKULA MC HOUSE MEETING ON DEC 14

Security gates, naming roundabouts on agenda

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula Municipal Corporation House meeting, to be held on December 14 nearly after six months, will discuss seven agendas.

Parking policy: Residents reject proposal to levy more taxes

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Opening the government offices for seven days and restricting the numbers of the visitors at the offices are some of the suggestions by residents and associations to the Administration.

Audit report raps MC over delay in automated poultry plant

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The audit report has rapped the Municipal Corporation for the delay in commissioning of an automated poultry plant in the city and exposing the residents to the threat of bird flu.

OPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Act, don’t advise for women’s safety is Admn’s responsibility

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

SURBHI SHARMA:It is poignant to see the way the Chandigarh MP reacted to such a grave issue.

Students run for Babasaheb

Students run for Babasaheb

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Ambedkar Students Association, Panjab University (PU), organised the ‘the 3rd Chandigarh Run for Ambedkar’ from Sukhna Lake to Rock Garden to commemorate ‘Mahaparinirwana’ of Bharat Ratna Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar.

4 arrested with ganja, banned injections

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have arrested four persons from different parts of the city while possessing ganja and banned injections.

Rickshaw-puller held for kidnapping 3 children

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: A rickshaw-puller has been arrested for kidnapping three minor children.

Blankets distributed among poor

Blankets distributed among poor

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of an NGO, Tammana, distributed blankets among the poor persons during a drive carried out on Saturday night.

Met predicts rain today

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Indian Meteorological Department, Chandigarh, has predicted rain on Monday.

Mobiles worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from Sec 27 store

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: A theft was reported at a mobile store in the Sector 27 market here yesterday night.

Labourers, truckers brave chill in the open

Labourers, truckers brave chill in the open

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The night shelter at Transport Nagar in Sector 26 is lying closed for past six months leaving truckers and labourers working in the nearby Grain Market to brave the chill in the open.

Despite revolt by Punjabi Dept, Syndicate approves hony professorship for Dr Deepak

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Despite revolt by the entire Punjabi Department faculty, Syndicate of Panjab University (PU) today approved Honorary Professorship for Dr Deepak Manmohan Singh.

Bharatnatyam danseuse casts a spell

Bharatnatyam danseuse casts a spell

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The three-day bonanza of classical music and dance ‘Hemantotsav’, organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra, concluded today with a scintillating spell of Bharatnatyam by renowned danseuse Vidushi Veena CS at the Tagore Theatre.

Prof Pam Rajput breaks down in Syndicate meet

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Pam Rajput, fellow, broke down today during discussions in the Syndicate meeting over allegations of misappropriation of books of the Centre for Women Studies against her.

Internet challenge for print media: Minister

Internet challenge for print media: Minister

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: With raising the demand of a media protection bill, pension for mediapersons by the Centre and changes in the Working Journalists Act, the two-day national meet on ‘Challenges before media and media ethics’, organised by The Tribune Employees Union in association with The Confederation of Newspapers and News Agencies Employees Organisations, concluded at Panjab University, here, today.

Chrysanthemum show ends

Chrysanthemum show ends

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The 31st annual Chrysanthemum Show concluded with the prize distribution function and cultural shows at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33 here today.

Bangkok flight takes off today

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

MOHALI: The maiden direct flight from Chandigarh to Bangkok is all set to take off tomorrow.

Illegal fishing on in Sukhna

Illegal fishing on in Sukhna

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Illegal fishing in Sukhna is posing a threat to fish in the lake.

Fee in PU-affiliated colleges up 5%

Fee in PU-affiliated colleges up 5%

11 Dec 2017 | 2:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University (PU) Syndicate today approved a 5 per cent fee hike for its affiliated colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh.

Capt: Internet, dying reading habit challenges before print media

Capt: Internet, dying reading habit challenges before print media

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: “I only got love from the media. In the past around 50 years, I never complained that somebody wrote anything against me,” said Capt Amarinder Singh smilingly while addressing the gathering at a two-day national meet, organised by The Tribune Employees Union in association with the Confederation of Newspapers and News Agencies Employees Organisations at Chandigarh University in Gharuan here today.

Play on plight of elderly staged in city

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: The North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, in collaboration with the Kala Kriti, staged a Punjabi play ‘Yeh Zindgi’ at Sahir Ludhiavni Auditorium of the Municipal Corporation (MC).

Minister pays surprise visit to medical college hostel

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: Brahm Mohindra, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Parliamentary Affairs, Punjab, along with his wife, paid a surprise visit to a girls’ hostel of the Government Medical College, Patiala.

Man gets jail for robbery

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded three-year jail to a resident of Sector 25 for robbery and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him. On September 11, 2014, a case was registered against Krishan Kumar and two other juveniles.

Lok Adalat settles 6, 977 cases

Lok Adalat settles 6, 977 cases

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: National Lok Adalat, pertaining to all types of cases (except non compoundable criminal cases), was held here today.

Dilapidated roads, stray cattle, garbage... the same picture here

Dilapidated roads, stray cattle, garbage... the same picture here

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: Problems at Ward No. 56 to 60 are no different than other city areas. Residents of these wards, including Model Town, Power Colony, Yadavindra Enclave, Majithia Enclave, Bharat Nagar, Bhakra Colony and areas near Bhupindra Road, are having a harrowing time as the authorities have turned a blind eye to the poor condition of roads.

City in the pits, literallyPATIALA VOTES 2017

City in the pits, literally

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: Poor roads in the city are a major issue with residents claiming that development had come to a standstill for the past decade. Notwithstanding tall claims of Municipal Corporation (MC), Patiala, that it was performing well, dilapidated roads in several parts of the city clearly speak volumes of its poor performance.

217 visit city police stations for redressal of grievances

217 visit city police stations for redressal of grievances

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 217 complainants turned up at city police stations during the fifth public grievance redressal camp on Saturday. It is held on every second Saturday of the month and was started in August.

BRIEFLY

One booked for rape

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A resident of Chandigarh alleged that Gursimran Singh, a Patiala resident, raped her on the pretext of marriage. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 police station.

DAV boys in volleyball finals

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Boys from DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, overcame Athletic Club, Sector 7, in a sea-saw battle to enter the final of the Volleyball Championship, at the Sector 7 Sports Complex, here today.

Punjab-Mumbai evenly poised

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab boys were precariously placed against Mumbai as they lost three wickets for 95 runs in response to visitors’ first innings total of 298 on the second day of their CK Nayudu Trophy match at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium in Patiala today.

Punjab colts smell victory

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Five Punjab batsmen hit half-centuries as the hosts gained 297-run lead over Odisha before declaring their first innings closed on 452/9 on the second day of their U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy match at Gandhi Grounds in Amritsar.

Dell, computer seller told to pay over Rs 7 lakh to city school

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The consumer forum has ordered Dell and a computer seller to pay over Rs 7 lakh to St Kabir School for selling faulty computers and not refunding the money.


Show and tell activityBRIEFLY

Show and tell activity

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

Chandigarh: Class 1 students of Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School 40-D, Chandigarh, participated in a show and tell activity.

Stress at workplace leading to suicide: Expert

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Stress at workplace is taking toll not only on the health of employees but also becoming a leading cause of suicide.

Economic offences down in 2016, says NCRB report

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: In 2016, a fall was witnessed in cases related to economic offences in the city. While 372 cases were registered in 2015, the number of cases in 2016 was 210 only.

Man booked for outraging woman’s modesty

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police today booked a youth on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman, criminal intimidation and stalking. The accused has been identified as Sushant Kumar, a native of Bihar.

Man sells railway tickets on black market, held

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) nabbed a man on the charge of black marketing of tatkal railway tickets. The accused has been identified as Dalip Grover.

GMADA officials fail to shut Phase 8 bus stand

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Officials of the enforcement division of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) failed in their bid to shut down the old bus stand in Phase 8 here on Friday night.

18 councillors against P’kula MC dissolution; meeting on Dec 14

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: While the Haryana Government is yet to take a call on the dissolution of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation, 18 out of 20 elected MC councillors are against the dissolution.

Kirron flags off 4 Annapurna vans

Kirron flags off 4 Annapurna vans

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirron Kher flagged off two vehicles for addressing the needs of children in vulnerable conditions and four Annapurna vans at Indian Red Cross Society, UT branch, here today.

Lok Adalat disposes of 4,284 cases

Lok Adalat disposes of 4,284 cases

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: In all, 4,284 cases were disposed of by permanent Lok Adalat held at the Chandigarh District Courts today. Thirteen Benches, headed by serving Judicial Officers, were constituted for the same.

CHB to roll out housing scheme in Sector 53

CHB to roll out housing scheme in Sector 53

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board is planning to launch a new housing scheme for residents next year. Sources said more than 500 flats of different categories will be constructed under the scheme.

City to have real-time air quality monitoring system

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The city will soon have a real-time air quality monitoring system installed in its various locations. Sushil Kumar Tyagi, Additional Director and Head, Environmental Training Unit, Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi, said the government was going to introduce digital pollution meters that would provide real- time pollution count.

‘Dedicated court needed to take up mental health issues’

‘Dedicated court needed to take up mental health issues’

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: “There is a need for a dedicated court to take up cases related to mental health,” said Justice Amol Rattan Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court while speaking at the first two-day national conference on Rehabilitation of persons with mental illness which began at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, here.

‘HARASSMENT’ OF WOMAN PROJECT FELLOW AT PGGC-11

Higher Education Dept probes allegations

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: As a woman project fellow resigned after levelling allegations of harassment, the Higher Education Department is inquiring into the allegations.

SC lawyer seeks fair probe in medical admission, Judge Loya cases

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Supreme Court senior advocate and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Dushyant Dave today demanded fair investigation in Kalikho Pul, medical admission and Loya cases.

Classical recital lights up music festival

Classical recital lights up music festival

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The second day of the ongoing Hemantotsav music festival, organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra, witnessed a distinctive vocal recital by Pune-based classical vocalist Dr Mohan Darekar, along with music ensemble ‘Chougan’, at Tagore Theatre here today.

Chrysanthemum charisma

Chrysanthemum charisma

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The second day of the Chrysanthemum Show witnessed a huge footfall at Terraced Garden, Sector 33, here today. Gardeners of the Horticulture Department, MC, have made a boat, camel, peacock, cow, giraffe, lion and several other animals and birds using flowers.

Brothers who thrashed cops sent to judicial custody

Brothers who thrashed cops sent to judicial custody

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sent two brothers, both working in an IT firm, to judicial custody. The duo has been booked in two separate cases, one of abduction of cops and another of sexual harassment.

At parking lots, violations galore

At parking lots, violations galore

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Violations are galore at parking lots in the city as the firm managing these has failed to provide uniforms, helmets and nameplates to its staff.

‘100’ out of range, police issue new numbers

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The emergency number ‘100’ has reportedly gone out of range for many mobile subscribers. The Chandigarh police have thus issued new numbers for the time being.

Woman convicted of killing daughter

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has convicted a 41-year-old woman for murdering her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter in 2016. The convict, Manju Devi, was held guilty under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.

Ex-MC peon killed in mystery fire

Ex-MC peon killed in mystery fire

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: About 65-year-old retired peon of the local Municipal Corporation died after a fire broke out at her house at EWS Colony in Sector 40 early in the morning today.

SHO, constable held taking bribe

SHO, constable held taking bribe

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: It was nothing less than a ‘daring act’ on the part of the station house officer and a head constable of the Gharuan police station, who accepted bribe from a vehicle owner at a function where Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was the chief guest.

Airport to be closed for 15 days in Feb

Airport to be closed for 15 days in Feb

10 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: The Chandigarh International Airport will remain closed for operations from February 12 to 26 next year due to runway repairs. The public relations officer (PRO) of Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL), Deepesh Joshi, in a statement, said: “Due to runway resurfacing work by the Indian Air Force (IAF), the runway shall remain closed from February 12 to 26, 2018.

Induction ceremonySCHOOL NOTES

Induction ceremony

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

Chandigarh: Pravesh Utsav (induction ceremony) was observed by students at Special Training Centre, Cluster 20, Government Senior Secondary School, Mauli Jagran.

Residents fume over potholed roadsPATIALA VOTES 2017

Residents fume over potholed roads

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA: The residents of Ward No. 51 to 55 have been grappling with dilapidated roads for long.

BRIEFLY

Two vehicle thieves held

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

Chandigarh: The police have arrested two vehicle thieves and recovered four stolen motorcycles from their possession.

Nigerian held with heroin

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

Mohali: The police on Friday arrested a Nigerian with 20 gm of heroin near Baltana on the Ambala road.

Traders flay hike in parking fee

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Business Council (CBC) flayed the Municipal Corporation (MC) for the hike in parking fee. At an emergency meeting, Neeraj Bajaj, president of the council, said there was a need to ensure an affordable parking system.

Cash stolen from Sec 27 liquor vend

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

Chandigarh: Around Rs 65,000 in cash was stolen from a liquor vend in Sector 27 here on the intervening night of December 6 and 7.

CHB sells two flats in e-auction

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) sold two flats in an e-auction on Friday. An HIG flat in Sector 38 (West) was sold for Rs 2. 13 crore against the reserve price of Rs 2 crore.

DEMAND OF INDEMNITY BOND FROM PARENTS

Probe initiated against schools

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:On directions of the Director (School Education), District Education Officer Anujit Kaur today initiated an inquiry into the the issue of indemnity bond demanded by four city schools, along with admission forms, from parents.

183 students get placements

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:A placement drive at Punjabi University, Patiala, is in full swing with each passing moment.

NCC girl cadets on a mission

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA: Proving their determination and grit, two NCC girl cadets from the NCC Directorate Bihar and Jharkhand embarked on an ‘All India Bicycle Expedition’. Cadet Harsha Kumari and Cadet Savitri Mumu commenced their arduous and challenging bicycle expedition on October 14 covering approximately 22,000 km over the next eight months PAN India.

3 Cong candidates win unopposed

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

PATIALA:Three Congress councillors were declared unopposed winners today after their opponents, who had filed their nominations as Independent candidates, withdrew their nomination papers for the Patiala Municipal Corporation elections that are scheduled for December 17.

Rickshaw-puller rounded up for carrying 3 kids

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

Chandigarh: A rickshaw-puller was rounded up by the Chandigarh police for taking three unknown minor children towards the PGI. Sources said the rickshaw-puller took the children from Khuda Lahora. The matter is being investigated.

BJP has sidelined Yashwant, Shatrughan and me, says Dhawan

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Senior BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha and Harmohan Dhawan are facing humiliation from the BJP.

Kalka BJP leader, kin attacked

Kalka BJP leader, kin attacked

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA:Over 20 people, armed with a pistol and sharp weapons, entered the house of a BJP leader in Kalka and attacked him and his family members this evening.

Punjab colts in command on Day 1

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab bowlers fired in unison to bundle out visitors Odisha for just 155 runs before Jagmeet Singh and Arjun Verma stitched an unbeaten 82-run partnership to help the hosts gain an upper hand on the opening day of their U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy match at the Gandhi Grounds in Amritsar today.

Ludhiana native held on fraud charge

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:The Economic Offences Wing of the Mohali police today arrested a Ludhiana native for allegedly duping people on the pretext of sending them abroad and minting money from them.

Mayor, Cong councillors pass resolution against dissolving Panchkula MC

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

PANCHKULA:A day after Panchkula MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal sought comments from the Mayor and councillors over excluding Kalka and Pinjore from the jurisdiction of the Panchkula MC, 13 councillors, including Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia, held a meeting and passed a resolution against dissolving the Municipal Corporation.

Two arrested for quarrelling with passport staff, damaging property

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police arrested two persons for quarrelling with staff of the Passport Sewa Kendra, Industrial Area, Phase II, here, and damaging the government property on Thursday.

Man found guilty of acid attack

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 47-year-old man was held guilty by a local court for an acid attack on a 53-year-old neighbour last year.

Two youths thrash cops, arrested

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A head constable and a constable of the UT police were reportedly thrashed by two youths at the Shastri Nagar light point this evening.

7 prisoners get 1-yr jail

7 prisoners get 1-yr jail

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Seven Burail jail inmates who had misbehaved with women constables and female inmates were today sentenced to one-year jail by a local court.

Flower show beginsDISREGARDING THOSE WHO SERVE

Flower show begins

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

Chandigarh: A three-day chrysanthemum show began at Terraced Garden in Sector 33 today. It was inaugurated by city MP Kirron Kher. She released a brochure dedicated to the show.

ENTRY-LEVEL CLASSES

City convent schools receive 2,700 forms

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Around 2,700 applications for admission to entry-level classes have been received at three convent schools in the city against 440 seats.

Atrocity on child: Bail plea of stepmother dismissed

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have added Section 308 of the Indian Penal Code to the first information report (FIR) against a woman who had allegedly thrashed her five-year-old stepdaughter.

Man gets jail for murder attempt

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court on Friday sent a 29-year-old Mansa resident to five-year jail in an attempt to murder case.

Rs 80-lakh gold haul at airport

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI: In what is reportedly the biggest haul at the Chandigarh international airport, customs officials today arrested a smuggler and recovered 2.92 kg of gold worth Rs 80 lakh, concealed in a vacuum cleaner, from his possession.

Nothing smart about parking: Motorists

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Even as the Municipal Corporation and the firm handling the parking contract have doubled the parking charges on an hourly basis, they seem to be ill-prepared to provide the smart parking system in the city.

Experts: China’s ambitions may jeopardise India’s interests

Experts: China’s ambitions may jeopardise India’s interests

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The present quadruple of India-Australia-Japan-United States is not enough to deal with the challenge that China poses in the Indian Ocean and we have to bring in Europe and Vietnam on board.

Warfare not all about fighting: Badnore

Warfare not all about fighting: Badnore

09 Dec 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today said the Military Literature Festival could be a powerful platform, especially for the younger generation, to know and learn about the country’s rich and glorious military legacy, as well as get motivated to become a part of the armed forces.

Conference on engineering research gets under way

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Eminent experts from the field of engineering and computer applications from across the world are attending the two-day International Conference on Engineering Research and Application organised by the University School of Engineering and Technology, Rayat Bahra University, here today.

Gian Jyoti Global School, MohaliSCHOOL NOTES

Gian Jyoti Global School, Mohali

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

Gian Jyoti Global School celebrated its 41st annual day on the theme of “Shades of Life” at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. Over 1,300 students enthralled the audience with their magnetic performances.

BRIEFLY

Armed Forces Flag Day

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: Khalsa College, Patiala, celebrated Armed Forces Flag Day to honour the armed forces personnel. Armed Forces Flag Day is observed every year on December 7.

VP Badnore launches book

VP Badnore launches book

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: “Bayoneting With Opinions”, a book authored by Gen Bhopinder Singh, former Lt Governor, Andaman and Nicobar, was launched by VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, during an "At Home" at Punjab Raj Bhawan on the eve of the Military Literature Festival.

MC JURISDICTION

Views sought from Mayor, councillors

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: Panchkula Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal today sought comments from Mayor Upinder Kaur, Senior Deputy Mayor SS Nanda, Deputy Mayor Sunil Talwar and all councillors about excluding Kalka and Pinjore from the jurisdiction of the MC.

Fire breaks out in Mohali market

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: A fire broke outside a showroom in a Phase 3B2 market here this evening. According to a fire official, there was no loss of life or property. The official said the fire broke out around 8 pm.

High drama over honking

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: High drama was witnessed in Sector 15 when two youths, including son of a senior UT police official, entered into an altercation over honking.

NORTH ZONE C’SHIP

Panjab University girls clinch tennis gold

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University girls won the gold medal in the North-Zone Inter-University Tennis Tournament at Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, today.

Rishabh sails into semis

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Rishabh Sharda overcame Great Britain’s James Story in three sets to book a semifinals berth in the ongoing International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Grade-III Tennis Tournament at Pune today.

High prospects in shooting at 2020 Olympics, says Bindra

High prospects in shooting at 2020 Olympics, says Bindra

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

BHOPAL: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra today said India has several medal prospects in shooting at the 2020 Olympics. "India has several medal prospects, but taking anyone''s name is not correct," Bindra said, when reporters asked him about promising shooters who can win medals at the next Olympics.

Sanghol residential academy to revamp football in Punjab: Lord Diljit

Sanghol residential academy to revamp football in Punjab: Lord Diljit

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: If all goes well, Punjab will soon have a world class football academy at Sanghol village in Fatehgarh Sahib. British politician Lord Diljit Rana has came up with a roadmap to build the academy at his native village with a hope to revive the sport in the region.

Akshay takes lead on Day 2 in Mumbai

Akshay takes lead on Day 2 in Mumbai

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: City golfer Akshay Sharma’s dream season continued as he carded a 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead on the second day of the CG Open 2017 at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club in Mumbai today.

Dhairya-Mankirat grab doubles title without hitch

Dhairya-Mankirat grab doubles title without hitch

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mankirat and Dhairya Chadha brushed aside Rishi Dahiya and Rahul Kumar in straight sets to win the boys’ U-16 doubles title on the penultimate day of the National Ranking Championship at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur here today. The duo won 6-2 6-2.

ED raids six spots in city, seizes over Rs 1.5 cr

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

New Delhi/Chandigarh: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday carried out searches at over six places in Chandigarh against hawala traders and seized over Rs 1.5 crore in cash along with several incriminating documents, an official said.

10-yr-old rape survivor gets Rs 5 lakh more relief, her baby gets home

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 10-year-old girl, who delivered a baby in August after being raped by two of her uncles, will get a total of Rs 15 lakh as compensation.

CBI files chargesheet against four in graft case

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The CBI has filed a chargesheet in the Rs 1.50 lakh bribery case involving an IMTECH scientist and a Gurugram-based businessman and two others.

Cong slams move on eligibility

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Pradeep Chhabra, president of the city unit of the Congress have condemned the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) decision of not floating the housing scheme for eligible persons under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY).

PMAY applicants throng CHB office

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A large numbers of applicants of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna - Housing for All (Urban) have been thronging the office of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to get information regarding status of their applications.

Couple bags top honours in most categoriesCHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW

Couple bags top honours in most categories

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Educationist Sanjay Thareja and his wife Dr Rajni Thareja won the top honours in most of the chrysanthemum categories ahead of the Chrysanthemum Show, which will kick off on Friday at Terraced Garden, Sector 33.

Street vendors can’t be evicted from Sec 17, pronto: MC to High Court

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The walkers’ paradise in Sector 17 will take some time to be free from street vendors. Information to this effect was furnished before the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the hearing of a case on street vendors and city-related issues.

Dera Bassi: MC nod to charge tipping fee from heavy vehicles

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

DERA BASSI: Commerical vehicles, including tippers carrying soil and tractor-trailers, plying in the town, will now have to pay tipping fee to the Dera Bassi municipal council.

BSF bag top spot at police shooting meet

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Border Security Force (BSF) bagged the overall championship trophy in the 18th All-India Police Shooting Competition, which is a part of the All-India Police Duty Meet that concluded today at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police’s (ITBP) Basic Training Centre in Bhanu near here.

3 months on, Police Complaints Authority lies defunct

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has been lying non-functional for the past three months after Justice (retd) MS Chauhan resigned from the post of the PCA Chairman.

Legal or illegal, Khizrabad residents oppose mining

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Though the local administration has recommended the state government to allot sites for mining in Khizrabad, the idea does not seem to have gone down well with area residents.

120 bookings in for first Bangkok flight

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: As many as 120 bookings have been made for the Air India’s maiden flight to Bangkok on December 11. The flight will operate thrice a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Man loses purse to snatchers

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreant sped away after snatching a purse containing Rs 9,000 in cash from a man in Sector 26 here on Wednesday.

22-YEAR-OLD’S GANG RAPE

UT readies list of cops who aided arrest of accused

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have prepared a list of cops whose efforts had led to the arrest of the three accused in the 22-year-old’s gang-rape case.

Atrocity on 5-yr-old: Stepmom held

Atrocity on 5-yr-old: Stepmom held

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 29 resident, whose purported video of thrashing her five-year-old stepdaughter and putting her in a gunny bag had gone viral, has been arrested from her relative’s house in Sector 27.

High drama at post office in Sec 43 District Courts

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: High drama was witnessed as the sub-postmaster at the post office in the District Court Complex refused to accept 98 legal notices to be dispatched in a cheque-bounce case today.

MC contest winners need a brush-upRUN-UP TO SWACHH SURVEKSHAN-2018

MC contest winners need a brush-up

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the Market Welfare Association in Sector 33 and Ward No. 16 (Sectors 33 and 20) were yesterday declared the best in their respective categories in the Swachh competition conducted by the Municipal Corporation, there is a need for improvement at these places.

Roadside vendors go for composition schemeGST & AFTER

Roadside vendors go for composition scheme

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The trading community in the city may be sceptical about the implications of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), many roadside vendors have opted for the composition scheme under the GST even as their annual turnover is below Rs 20 lakh.

Funds for development is Congress poll plank

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: While Congress candidates in Patiala are banking on recent announcements made by Capt Amarinder Singh, who announced development projects worth Rs 1,000 crore, including a canal-based drinking water supply scheme at Rs 782 crore for Patiala, SAD-BJP leaders are claiming that funds were never an issue during the previous regime.

41 nominations rejected, SAD, AAP workers protest

41 nominations rejected, SAD, AAP workers protest

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: The day of scrutiny of the nomination papers for the Patiala Municipal Corporation polls was marred by protests. Senior leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bhartiya Janta Party and the Aam Aadmi Party staged a dharna outside the office of the Patiala Deputy Commissioner for almost three hours, alleging foul play in the scrutiny.

Traffic, encroachments choke marketsPATIALA VOTES 2017

Traffic, encroachments choke markets

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA: Unregulated markets, inadequate space for pedestrians, congestion on main roads and the danger posed to motorists by stray cattle are some of the problems faced by residents of Ward No. 46 to 50.

UNESCO selects Prof Archana on panel for study

UNESCO selects Prof Archana on panel for study

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Archana R Singh, chairperson of the School of Communication Studies, Panjab University (PU), has been selected as a part of the peer reviewer panel for a new study commissioned by UNESCO titled, “Youth and Violent Extremism on Social Media: Mapping the Research”.

HONORARY PROFESSORSHIP TO DR DEEPAK

Punjabi Dept teachers show resentment

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Teachers of the Department of Punjabi, Panjab University (PU), showed resentment over a Syndicate agenda item of proposal of giving honorary professorship to Dr Deepak Manmohan Singh. The Syndicate, a governing body of the PU, is meeting on December 10.

Experts dwell on tackling air pollution

Experts dwell on tackling air pollution

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: “Delhi is like a washbasin which sucks all the pollution from the neighbouring areas,” said Prof Mukesh Khare from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi at Panjab University, here today.

PU Syndicate to discuss fee hike

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Syndicate, in its meeting on December 10, will discuss 10 per cent fee hike, both tuition and examination fee, for the session 2018-19.

EWS QUOTA

CCPCR urges Badnore to notify schools

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) today urged Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator VP Badnore to issue a notification to end the confusion over EWS quota in private schools in the city.

SYNDICATE MEETING ON DEC 10

Recognition to EIILM, CMJ varsity on agenda

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The issue of recognition to the Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM), Sikkim, and CMJ University, Meghalaya, will come up for discussion again before the Syndicate meeting on December 10.

ATM guard electrocuted

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 24-year-old ATM security guard was electrocuted at an ATM of IndusInd Bank in Sector 29 last night. The victim has been identified as Anand, a native of West Bengal.

‘End Incest’ — providing a healing touch

‘End Incest’ — providing a healing touch

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: “I was raped by my father when I was 8...and I am a boy”; “my sister made repeated suicide attempts because of the endless trauma of incestuous abuse she faced without any support from anyone. She finally succeeded 19 years later.”

Woman among 2 held with heroin

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Special Task Force (STF) arrested a former private bus conductor and a woman drug peddler with 345 gm of heroin, worth Rs 10.50 lakh, from near Connaught Plaza on Airport Road today.

STALKING CASE

Barala to appear for exam under custody

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas Barala to appear for the criminology paper under police custody.

Pay double to park from today

Pay double to park from today

08 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: From tomorrow, you will have to pay double the charges at paid parking lots on an hourly basis in the city. From April 1, 2018, the rates will be further doubled.

BRIEFLY

300 take part in debate

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

Patiala: Blossoms Senior Secondary School organised the Brig Manmohan Singh Memorial-Inter School Debate under the aegis of Patiala Sahodaya School Complex on its premises.

SCHOOL NOTES

St Xavier’s Sr Sec

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

Chandigarh: The 10-day long Xaverian Staff Cricket League concluded at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-C, Chandigarh, wherein around 50 men and 50 women from all four branches of St Xavier’s i.e. at Panchkula, Mohali, Zirakpur and Chandigarh, took part.

Chaos on roads leaves commuters in lurch

Chaos on roads leaves commuters in lurch

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The busy Madhya Marg stretch between the Transport light point and the Housing Board light point, connecting Chandigarh with Panchkula, remained jammed for vehicular traffic for a couple of hours during the afternoon while the roads separating Sector 29 and 30, Sector 27 and 28 and Sector 46, 47, 48 and 49, besides several other busy junctions remained clogged during the peak hours in the evening, leaving commuters stranded.

‘Parents, teachers need to work as team’PRINCIPALS’ MEET ON RISE IN STUDENTS’ SAFETY CONCERNS

‘Parents, teachers need to work as team’

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:“Parents and teachers need to form a partnership to address the contemporary challenges related to safety of students in schools and at home,” said Vivek Atray, an author and former civil servant, at a special seminar held here today.

CAMPUS NOTES

Newton-Bhabha PhD placement for PU scholar

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

Chandigarh: Varun Gupta, a PhD research scholar from the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University (PU), has bagged the Newton-Bhabha PhD placement as per recently declared results by the British Council.

Draft parking policy: Now, file objections by Jan 15

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration has extended the last date for receiving objections to the draft parking policy till January 15.

Tributes paid to Shashi Kapoor

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

PATIALA:The Centre for Advanced Media Studies and the UGC-MHRD Educational Multimedia Research Centre at Punjabi University, Patiala, paid tributes to Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Shashi Kapoor here on Tuesday.

Scarcity may spoil SAD-BJP prospects

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

PATIALA:The supply of drinking water in colonies under the Municipal Corporation, Patiala, continues to be one of the major issues when it comes to the civic body polls, scheduled to be held on December 17.

Water woes, be it supply or rainPATIALA VOTES 2017

Water woes, be it supply or rain

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

PATIALA: Ward No. 41 to 45 that fall in the walled city face problems of potable water supply, poor sewerage and traffic congestion.

TALENT SERIES-7

Debasis beats Aditya, enters semifinals

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

MOHALI:Debasis Sahoo rallied from a set down to beat Aditya Goyat in the boys’ U-14 quarterfinals at the ongoing National Ranking Tennis (TS-7) Championship here today.

Workshop on strengthening health systems begins today

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The PGI and Association for Health System Analysis and Strengthening (AHSAS) are jointly organising the 3rd national workshop-cum-CME on health systems strengthening at the School of Public Health, PGI, Chandigarh, from December 7 to December 11.

Vijender in title bout against Amuzu

Vijender in title bout against Amuzu

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight title against Ghana's Ernest Amuzu in Jaipur on December 23.

Prithvi wins bike racing event; fourth podium finish this year

Prithvi wins bike racing event; fourth podium finish this year

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:City biker Prithvi Singh Dhillon won the sixth round of the MRF Mogrip International Super Cross 2017 in Pune today.

Turnstiles set to turn as ODI ticket sale surges on Day 1

Turnstiles set to turn as ODI ticket sale surges on Day 1

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

MOHALI:Ahead of the second India-Sri Lanka One Day International here on December 13, a huge rush was witnessed across various ICICI Bank branches and ticket counters at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium on the opening day of the of ticket sale.

The high and low at naka for tipsy drivers

The high and low at naka for tipsy drivers

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

The Chandigarh Police is deploying a large number of personnel and utilising resources on a massive scale to check drunken driving in the city.

No free lunch when it comes to amenities

No free lunch when it comes to amenities

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

Chandigarh is among cities with the best living conditions in the country.

Chaiwala as PM? Not their cup of teaBROAD STROKES

Chaiwala as PM? Not their cup of tea

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved that transformational change is possible in rising from a humble tea seller to heading the country, said Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, during a recent visit to India.

Man arrested for abducting 17-year-old girl

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

DERA BASSI:The Dera Bassi police have arrested a 30-year-old resident of Samgoli village for abducting a 17-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying her.

Mystery shrouds man’s death

Mystery shrouds man’s death

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

KHARAR:Udham Singh, a resident of Rampur village, Fatehgarh Sahib, who returned from Saudi Arabia around a fortnight ago, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Sawara village on the Landran-Chunni Road on Tuesday evening.

ABDUCTION CASE

Charges framed against four persons

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today framed charges against four persons in an abduction case.

Education Department raises EWS reimbursement for two sessions

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Education Department, UT, has enhanced the reimbursement of fee of students from EWS and disadvantaged groups for the sessions 2013-14 and 2014-15.

INDEMNITY BOND FROM PARENTS

CCPCR seeks reply from Chitkara International School within 2 days

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) has sought a reply from Chitkara International School for seeking indemnity bond from parents that the school wouldn’t be responsible for their “child’s safety”.

A play of music & mind

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Students of Classes IV to IX at Tribune Model School presented their annual musical programme, “Nav Chetna”.

PU refuses temporary affiliation to 6 colleges2016-17 & 2017-18

PU refuses temporary affiliation to 6 colleges

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University has refused temporary affiliation to 6 colleges for 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Dist Bar Assn chief, lawyer come to blows

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The president of the Bar Association at the district courts here allegedly slapped an advocate over the issue of parking on the court complex today.

Triple riders ram bike into cop

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A constable of the Chandigarh Police sustained injuries after he was hit by a motorcycle near the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium roundabout here today.

STALKING CASE

Vikas Barala’s plea for call records partially allowed

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:In the Varnika Kundu stalking case, a local court has partially allowed the defence application for obtaining call records of the victim and her father.

DRAFT PARKING POLICY

Now, submit objections by Jan 15

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration has extended the last date for receiving objections to the draft parking policy till January 15.

Ensure 24x7 water supply by April, MC officials told

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation today gave the April deadline to officials to provide uninterrupted water supply to the city.

BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan’s city visit put off

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:With veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha involved in a farmers’ protest in Maharashtra, his visit to Chandigarh where he, along with MP Shatrughan Sinha, was to be hosted by former MP Harmohan Dhawan has been postponed.

GGMSSS-18 tops MC Swachh survey chart

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School (GGMSSS) in Sector 18, the Market Welfare Association of Sector 33 and Ward No. 16 comprising Sectors 33 and 20 were today declared first in their respective categories during a cleanliness survey conducted by the Municipal Cooperation.

Many child abuse cases go unreported: Dr Waraich

Many child abuse cases go unreported: Dr Waraich

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:“Many cases of child abuse are not reported because adolescents lack understanding of the incident.

Sukhna to be declared wetland

Sukhna to be declared wetland

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Encroachments in the catchment area of Sukhna Lake will be strictly dealt with as the Chandigarh Administration has started the process to declare the lake a wetland under the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017, notified by the Centre.

Dy Commissioner in contempt loop

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi has landed himself in contempt loop for his failure to decide a 99-year-old retired Army officer’s plea under the Senior Citizens Act.

Jail inmate thrashed in police van

Jail inmate thrashed in police van

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 36-year-old man, who was arrested under preventive measures, was allegedly thrashed by inmates in a police van on the way to the District Courts, Sector 43, from Burail Jail on Tuesday.

Despite GST cut, no change in FMCG prices; firms to blameGST & AFTER

Despite GST cut, no change in FMCG prices; firms to blame

07 Dec 2017 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A majority of the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) firms have increased the base price of their commodities to deny consumers the benefit of a major reduction in the GST (Goods and Services Tax) on such items.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

Winter session: Govt calls all-party meet tomorrow

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar will convene an all-party meeting on December 14 ahead of the winter session of Parliament.

Sharad moves HC against RS disqualification

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Former JD-U president Sharad Yadav today moved the Delhi High Court seeking setting aside of his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha.

Govt approves scheme for road accident victims

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The government will bear the expenses of treatment of road accidents and acid attack victims at hospitals under a new scheme approved by the Cabinet today.

Cabinet okays evaluation unit revamp for better public services

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Finance and Planning Department to revamp and strengthen the monitoring and evaluation unit so as to ensure effective design, development and implementation of government policies.

SALE OF ILLICIT LIQUOR

Excise Dept appears before DCW

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Excise Department of the Delhi Government is facing acute manpower crunch and it has only five officers who are responsible for the entire outer district for collecting intelligence and keeping vigil on transport/sale of illicit liquor.

DDA cancels lease of public school

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has cancelled the lease of Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (DAV) Public School, Shreshth Vihar, with immediate effect on violation of the terms and conditions of the land allotment for a senior secondary school.

Medical association suggests self-regulatory steps for hospitals

Medical association suggests self-regulatory steps for hospitals

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:In the backof cases of alleged medical negligence and overcharging of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, and Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) today put forth a long list of recommendations for self-regulation of hospitals and urged the state governments to subsidise emergencies in private sector and create a reimbursement mechanism.

Sisodia gets ‘Finest Edu Minister’ award

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Education Minister, Delhi Government, Manish Sisodia was awarded with the “Finest Education Minister” award here today by former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Govt to build Rs 122-cr Najafgarh sports complex

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia today approved the proposal of setting up a sports complex at Najafgarh in outer Delhi announcing a target of 18 months for its completion.

Four kids receive burns after their house catches fire

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Four children received burn injuries in a house fire in Badarpur of Southeast Delhi on Sunday evening.

Half marathon for women cause on Dec 17

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister, will flag off half marathon, "RUN for LAADLI” organized by NGO Laadli Foundation in association with Delhi Police to spread awareness about gender equality and educate people to stop crime against women.

Ensure proper sewage connections for toilets, LG tells civic bodies

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed the three municipal corporations to ensure proper lighting arrangement in and around all toilets complexes and public parks in the capital.

Lok adalats settle a record 5,600 power theft cases

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The paperless lok adalats organised by the BSES over the weekend broke all records settling over 5,600 power theft cases.

AAP questions Tiwari’s support for Max Hospital

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Minister and Aam Aadmi Party state convenor Gopal Rai today not only questioned Bharatiya Janata Party state chief Manoj Tiwari over his support to the Max Hospital authorities on the licence cancellation issue, but also acknowledged the “key” role of private hospitals in the city’s public healthcare system, saying that the Delhi Government stands firmly with the medical fraternity of the capital.

18-yr-old boy commits suicide

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:An 18-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself when a few youths threatened to assault and kidnap his sister in Samaypur Badli, outer Delhi, said a police official.

Single window for recruitment rules

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has decided to put in place a single window system in the services department for framing and amending recruitment rules.

Digital monitors in cabs to help passengers check route

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:App-based cab aggregators are required to install digital monitors on the backside of the driver’s head rests in all their future cabs in the national Capital as per the Delhi Government’s new City Taxi Scheme.

Govt to lay water pipelines in all illegal colonies

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today promised that his government will lay water pipelines, build sewerage system and roads in all unauthorised colonies of the Capital in the next two years.

City to have first-ever pollen count station

City to have first-ever pollen count station

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:In what could aid in the better management of respiratory patients, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute has opened a pollen count station in the Capital, which is going to be Delhi-NCR’s first-ever such station to monitor levels of airborne grass pollen.

Remembering the work of photojournalist Rakesh Sahai

Remembering the work of photojournalist Rakesh Sahai

10 Dec 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:His passion drived him to carve a niche for himself in the world of photography.

PWD to beautify Mukarba Chowk Flyover

10 Dec 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has decided to beautify Mukarba Chowk Flyover on GT Karnal Road-Outer Ring Road intersection by carrying out resurfacing of roads, repairing work of footpaths and signage among others.

70-yr-old woman strangled to death

10 Dec 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:A 70-year-old woman was strangled to death in her house in Najafgarh.

DCW chief meets Prez over women safety

10 Dec 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Woman Chairperson, Swati Maliwal Jiahind today met President Ram Nath Kovind briefing him on issues of women safety, growing menace of illegal drugs and liquor being sold in the capital.

Withdraw ‘autocratic’ order cancelling Max Hospital licence: Medical association

10 Dec 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Medical Association (DMA) today wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking the withdrawal of its "irrational and autocratic" order cancelling the licence of Max Super Specialty Hospital in Shalimar Bagh.

Sarna sends letter of acceptance to DSGMC for debate

09 Dec 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Issuing an acceptance letter to the officiating president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Harmeet Singh Kalka, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) president, Paramjit Singh Sarna listed four points demanding that documentary evidence should be tabled against all allegations.

CBI books NTPC Director for graft

09 Dec 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:The CBI has booked the Director (Finance) of the state-run power utility NTPC Limited, along with two others, in connection with a case pertaining to alleged corruption, and carried out search at his residence at Asian Games Village, agency officials said today.

Illicit liquor racket: Six women held

09 Dec 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Six women were arrested for allegedly beating and tearing the clothes of a woman who helped the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and police unearth an illicit liquor racket in outer Delhi's Narela, the police said.

Must boost public investment in health, says Narayana Murthy

Must boost public investment in health, says Narayana Murthy

09 Dec 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy today made a compelling case for raising public investment in health saying poor public health access will act as a speedbreaker in India’s growth story.

Man held with 4,550 bottles of liquor

08 Dec 2017 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: With the arrest of Amarjit Kumar, a resident of Metro Vihar Phase-I, Holambi Kalan, the crime branch has busted a syndicate involved in supply of illicit liquor in various parts of the city and seized 4,550 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession, said a police official today.

Gang of illicit arms dealers busted, one held

08 Dec 2017 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: The Anti-auto theft squad (AATS) of Dwarka has busted an inter-state gang from Uttar Pradesh involved in supplying illegal arms of different calibers in Delhi-NCR, said a police official.

Puri for using technology to improve ease of living

08 Dec 2017 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: “The ease of living has a strong focus on technology but it is not exclusively centered on it. Technology will enhance citizen participation, improve provision of basic services and infrastructure and make areas more livable” said Hardeep Puri, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, at a function here last evening.

Cab sharing a good idea: Kejriwal

08 Dec 2017 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today backed cab sharing terming it a "good idea" and inviting suggestions on how to implement it with safety of women being a major concern in doing so in the absence of an enabling law.

Home guards celebrates raising day

08 Dec 2017 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: One of the oldest forces of Delhi, the Directorate General Home Guards yesterday completed its 71 years. The force has been huge helping hand to the Delhi Police since its inception, said the Director General, JK Sharma, Delhi Home Guards, on the occasion.

AAP slams Central govt on insurance bill

AAP slams Central govt on insurance bill

08 Dec 2017 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: The AAP today renewed its attack on the Modi-led Centre over demonetisation claiming after the “large-scale fraud” the government is now planning to “usurp” the same money deposited in banks through the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017.

Check use of non-permitted fuels in Anand Vihar: LG to agencies

08 Dec 2017 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: Lt Governor Anil Baijal today chaired a meeting to discuss and review the measures taken to check traffic management and environment pollution in Kaushambi and Anand Vihar where three terminals — bus, metro and railways converge.

Two more held for Mansarovar Park killings

08 Dec 2017 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: Two more persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the killing of Jindal family woman, her three daughters and their security guard in Mansarovar Park here in October, said a police official today.

Woman attacked by mob after she helps bust illicit liquor racket

08 Dec 2017 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI: A woman was allegedly “beaten and disrobed” by “liquor mafia” in the national Capital today as she, along with a group of women, in Narela dared to complaint against those (belonging to Sansi community) involved in illicit sale of liquor in the area to the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

Fake Railway cop held with drugs worth Rs 18L

07 Dec 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police has arrested Atal Kumar Dubey and seized 18 kg of marijuana from his possession in the New Delhi Railway Station, said a police official today.

Rajpal Yadav calls on Kejriwal

07 Dec 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Actor Rajpal Yadav called on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today and praised the Aam Aadmi Party government for the “turnaround” in government schools and the work in healthcare system of the capital.

Lok Adalat to settle power theft cases on weekend

07 Dec 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:In response to consumers’ requests, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), in association with the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), are organising a two-day Lok Adalat on December 9 and 10 (Saturday and Sunday) in the city.

Chain snatchers beat cop

07 Dec 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Nabbing chain snatchers proved a dangerous attempt to a police official as he was attacked by the snatchers and threatened to kill, but luckily to his rescue some locals came and the accused were apprehended.

Govt issues SOP to combat air pollution

07 Dec 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government has issued standard operating procedure (SOP) to various city agencies concerned, including the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Public Works Department (PWD) and civic bodies, for taking immediate measures to contain air pollution in the national Capital.

JNU cancels talks on Ayodhya issue for peace on campus

07 Dec 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) today cancelled all events on campus on the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, including those discussing the “Ram janmabhoomi movement”.

Five arrested for Mansarovar Park murders

07 Dec 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Five persons have been arrested for allegedly killing an octogenarian woman and her three daughters along with their security guard in their house in Mansarovar Park here in October, said a police official today.

Debate on fiscal deficit: Sarna accepts DSGMC’s challenge

07 Dec 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Accepting the challenge for debate on financial deficit thrown by officiating president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Harmit Singh Kalka, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) president, Paramjit Singh Sarna said the Manjit Singh (GK)-led DSGMC was “misusing” the fund of the gurdwara committee.

Premature twin baby passes away

Premature twin baby passes away

07 Dec 2017 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Preterm baby, who was wrongly declared dead last week by Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, died at the nursing home in Pitampura where he was on life support while the final report of the Delhi Government’s probe panel into the alleged case of medical negligence is expected in two-three days.

Delhi, last 7 days...
JALANDHAR VOTES 2017

MC poll: Controversy rages over distribution of voter slips

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: A controversy has erupted over the distribution of voter slips in the ongoing canvassing for the municipal elections. Candidates have lodged a strong protest against the district administration which had asked them to distribute the voter slips individually to the voters in their respective areas.

EVMs impossible to tamper with, say engineers

EVMs impossible to tamper with, say engineers

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: They are young, and are responsible to get the municipal elections conducted in a ‘fair’ manner. Meet the EVM engineers, a group of six young men from Delhi, who came to the city today to take care of any technical snag reported in any EVM on the polling day.

344 booths declared sensitive, 31 hyper-sensitive in city

344 booths declared sensitive, 31 hyper-sensitive in city

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Over 344 booths in the city were declared sensitive and 31 were declared hyper sensitive by the district administration ahead of the municipal polls scheduled to be held on December 17 in the state.

Once home to intellectuals, now in a state of neglectBASTI DANISHMANDA: WARD WATCH (42, 74)

Once home to intellectuals, now in a state of neglect

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Basti Danishmanda, the oldest area of the city, got its name Danishmanda because of the genius and intelligent persons (referred to as Danishmands in Urdu) living here. Among them, a majority were Muslims.

MC polls: Leaders choose safe turfs for better halves

MC polls: Leaders choose safe turfs for better halves

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: Call it a love for power or for the better half, senior political leaders in the city have chosen safe turfs to launch their wives for the post of Mayor. These VIP candidates have only a single opponent each and that, too, is a fresher!

Life term for rapist father

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Priya Sood convicted Balkar Singh, son of Baldev Singh and a resident of Barota in Mukerian sub-division, for raping his daughter and sentenced him to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 30,000.

Career awareness fest on Dec 20, 21

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: To give right shape to the future of the students of matric class X, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma yesterday announced that district administration would organise (Sports and Career Awareness Festival) SPARK Mela 2017 at Guru Gobind Singh stadium on December 20-21.

Doubling of MLA’s medical allowance flayed

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The Senior Retired Punjab Civil Medical Services Association today criticised the state government for doubling the medical allowance of its present, former ministers and MLAs, while ignoring the same benefit to the present and former government employees.

Former Indian football captain Gurdev Singh Gill felicitated

Former Indian football captain Gurdev Singh Gill felicitated

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today felicitated former Indian football captain Gurdev Singh Gill for his contribution to the sport.

Sewerage board to recover Rs12.17 lakh from govt departments

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

PHAGWARA: The Water Supply and Sewerage Board has yet to recover an amount of Rs 12,17,038 which has been pending from the last two years, from various government departments.

Class I certificate for 102 police officers

Class I certificate for 102 police officers

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 102 police officers were honoured with Class I certificate by DGP (Law and Order) HS Dhillon and with Class I certificate for performing commendable job at high-tech checkpoints at various bridges of Jalandhar zone.

Tableaux to mark Christmas on Dec 19

Tableaux to mark Christmas on Dec 19

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

JALANDHAR: The district administration would make elaborate arrangements for the upcoming tableaux on December 19 to mark the Christmas in city.

Drug peddler held

Drug peddler held

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

PHAGWARA: The police arrested Money, a resident of Bedian Mohalla, and seized 10-gm of heroin from his possession last night.

Vehicle thief arrested, bike seized

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

PHAGWARA: The police have arrested Ravi Kumar, a resident of Mehli village, and recovered a stolen motorcycle from his possession.

SCHOOL NOTES

Sweaters distributed

13 Dec 2017 | 1:41 AM

Jalandhar: Eldeco Green’s Residents Welfare Society distributed sweaters among needy students of Class IX to XII of Govt Senior Secondary School.

Residents here live amid stench of skinned animalsBUTA MANDI WARD WATCH (30, 35)

Residents here live amid stench of skinned animals

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the opening of a few small showrooms in the Buta Mandi area to change the image of this area, the core Buta Mandi remains the same and workers taking skinned animals to stores on rehris is a common sight here.

DC releases Potential Linked Credit Plan

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Deputy Commissoner, Amit Kumar, today released the Potential Linked Credit Plan (PLP) worth Rs 4762.26 crore, prepared by NABARD.

Govt depts in Phagwara yet to pay Rs 3.97-cr power dues

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

PHAGWARA: The Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd has to recover an amount of Rs 3.97 crore, which has been pending from two years, from various government departments.

SNIPPETS

Two houses burgled

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

Phagwara: Two incidents of theft were reported here on Sunday night.

COLLEGE NOTES

Niranjan Singh Noor Award

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

Jalandhar: Kuljeet Kaur Athwal, Associate Prof of the Department Punjabi of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya received Niranjan Singh Noor Award.

Travel by auto-rickshaw at your own peril

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The traffic wing of the Jalandhar police, despite special drives, have failed to initiate action against those auto-rickshaw drivers who are driving recklessly, causing accidents and posing a threat to commuters.

Western disturbance disturbs campaigning

Western disturbance disturbs campaigning

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Already the candidates who are in the fray for the Municipal Corporation elections, which are scheduled to be held on December 17, are concerned over getting a short span of time for campaigning, the western disturbance which resulted in rains has disturbed them.

Special event held on World Human Rights Day

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Pahal,a youth organisation, organised a special event on World Human Rights Day at the special training centre being run under the National Child Labour Project(NCLP), with the assistance of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, under the guidance of assistant labour commissioner (ALC), Jalandhar.

CM to inaugurate ITC food plant

CM to inaugurate ITC food plant

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

KAPURTHALA: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will inaugurate ITC integrated food manufacturing and logistic facility plant here on Thursday.

Tyre mechanic promises safe, neat roads

Tyre mechanic promises safe, neat roads

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Eking out a living at his roadside tyre puncture repair stall, Sunil Arora (32) has big dreams.

Campaign trail: Young women candidates bat for reforms

Campaign trail: Young women candidates bat for reforms

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: At 24 years of age, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Suman is the youngest from the party to contest the municipal elections.

Congress issues 24-hour ultimatum to rebel workers

12 Dec 2017 | 1:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The Congress has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the rebel party workers to either support the party candidates in the ongoing municipal polls or face suspension for at least six years.

BJP suspends 7 party workers

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) suspended seven workers from the party today for contesting the municipal polls as independent candidates. The suspended workers include Sulekha Bhagat from ward number 69, Jitendra Kumar Jind from ward number 69, Davinder Singh Roni from ward number 66, Puja Trikha from ward number 17, Vimal Kumar from ward number 17, Kripal Pali from ward number 22 and Varinder Sharma from ward number 52.

Advocate killed in accident; wife, son seriously injured

Advocate killed in accident; wife, son seriously injured

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Hoshiarpur''s leading advocate Vinod Sharma, aged 49, was killed in an accident that took place on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road near Totomajara village at around 2.30 am last night.

SCHOOL NOTES

Archery Inter-College event

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

Jalandhar: Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya won Guru Nanak Dev University Archery Inter College Championship in Compound Event.

Sabha protest against police

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: In a protest against the alleged atrocities by a DSP-rank officer, activists of the Naujawan Bharat Sabha held a protest outside the Kartarpur police station here today.

Ayurveda, a holistic way of life, says MLA

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Ayurveda should be adopted in letter and spirit because it is not only a mode of treatment, but also a holistic way of life.

Guru Nanak Dev library to get facelift

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma said that the district administration would make concerted efforts to give a major face lift to Guru Nanak Dev library in the heart of the city.

From lensman to theatre artist: Array of professionals in MC this time

From lensman to theatre artist: Array of professionals in MC this time

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: A theatre artist and a special educator, a wrestler, a photographer, a tanner, a school principal, an RTI activist, an exporter, law students, teachers and social workers – this Municipal Corporation election has an array of professionals from all walks of life stepping into the political scene and assuring to give their best to the society as a councilor.

AAP appoints 23 office bearers for Doaba

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: The Aam Admi Party has appointed as many as 23 zone coordinators here today.

Residents here are wary of rainsWARD WATCH 61 & 62

Residents here are wary of rains

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Whenever it rains, the city residents get reluctant of going towards Preet Nagar as the area turns into a big swimming pool.

From studying insects and teaching students to contesting elections

From studying insects and teaching students to contesting elections

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: It was not clear whether it was her athletic background or enthusiasm that was visible in her gait.

Thieves strike at 2 shops, steal mobiles worth lakhs

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: A gang of thieves stole mobile phones worth lakhs from two shops in the city today.

Third Mayor Surinder Mahey gave dividers, footpaths to city

Third Mayor Surinder Mahey gave dividers, footpaths to city

11 Dec 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Barring a few controversies, the tenure of the third Mayor of Jalandhar, Surinder Mahey, is remembered by residents for attempting to make the city dust-proof by raising dividers and footpaths along all main roads.

Residents fume over poor sanitation in Ward No. 17JALANDHAR VOTES 2017

Residents fume over poor sanitation in Ward No. 17

10 Dec 2017 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: With garbage strewn over vacant plots as well as roadsides, the residents of Ward No. 17 are having a harrowing time for years. They say the Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed to come up with a solution to their problems.

2 killed in mishap

10 Dec 2017 | 2:22 AM

Phagwara: Two scootorists, Sanjeev Kumar and Harjit Singh, were killed on the spot when a Tata-207 hit their scootor near Barna village on the Phagwara-Ranipur road on Saturday evening.

250 officers attend Sainik School meet

250 officers attend Sainik School meet

10 Dec 2017 | 2:22 AM

KAPURTHALA: Air Marshal NJS Dhillon of Western Command today interacted with the cadets of Sainik School Kapurthala during the annual Old Boys’ Meet.

Contractual employees protest for regular jobs, pay hike

Contractual employees protest for regular jobs, pay hike

10 Dec 2017 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of Maan Bhatta Te Contractual Employees Front today held a huge rally at the local Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall here today.

Rs 31 lakh awarded to victims of rape, acid attack, mishap

10 Dec 2017 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Gurmeet Tiwana, Civil Judge (Senior Division)-cum-secretary, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), today said any person, who had been a victim of any mishap or crime, could avail compensation under Victims Compensation scheme by simply filing an application with the authority.

BSF hailed at Raising Day celebrations

10 Dec 2017 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Officers of the police and civil administration of Jalandhar district joined their counterparts of Border Security Force (BSF) to celebrate the Raising Day of this premier paramilitary force, which was founded on December 1, 1965.

1,731 cases disposed of at National Lok Adalat

10 Dec 2017 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 1,731 cases were disposed of during the National Lok Adalat organised at the District Judicial Complex here today.

59 push-ups in a minute on thumbs by 41-year-old Harpreet Singh

59 push-ups in a minute on thumbs by 41-year-old Harpreet Singh

10 Dec 2017 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Harpreet Singh, aka Vickey Deol, a resident of Sultanpur Lodhi, who already has his records registered in the India Book of Records and the Asia Book of Records for performing 59 push-ups in one minute on two thumbs, got another feather in his cap by achieving name for himself in the Golden Book of World Records.

NON-FULFILLMENT OF DEMANDS

Contractual staff go on hunger strike

10 Dec 2017 | 2:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of the Contractual Workers Union began a hunger strike during the campaigning for the MC elections at the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar hall here against the Congress government’s non-fulfillment of promises made to them eight months ago.

BRIFFLY

3 booked for cheating

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

Phagwara: The Sadar police have booked a man along with his two sons for allegedly cheating his NRI brother.

NRI’s house burgled

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

PHAGWARA: An NRI’s house in Satnampura locality has been burgled.

SAD resorts to drama: Mann

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann today took a dig at former chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for holding a dharna last night.

KVK celebrates World Soil Day

KVK celebrates World Soil Day

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hoshiarpur, celebrated World Soil Day on its premises here today.

DC for skill training

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Underlining the need for imparting quality skill education to youth, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today said it was the need of the hour to make them self-employed.

Virtual world abuzz with poll battle

Virtual world abuzz with poll battle

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Keeping in view the effective role social media plays in dissemination of information, candidates aspiring to make it to the MC House are using such platforms to garner support.

AAP promises transport, free sanitary pads for women

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has released its women’s manifesto, promising public transport for women by the Municipal Corporation (MC), free sanitary pad disbursal at all public places and setting up of mohalla clinics for health check-ups.

AAP members’ relatives go the independent way

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: With a number of AAP candidates contesting the MC elections independently, the party has said it has been done as per a planned policy to avoid rejection of nominations.

SAD protests ‘false’ cases

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) held a dharna at Chandigarh Chowk in Nawanshahr from 11 am to 6 pm today.

Scanning centres inspected

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The alleged flawed arrangements made by the district administration are causing a lot of inconvenience to candidates and also political parties.

3 trains cancelled, many run late

3 trains cancelled, many run late

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: It was another tough day for rail passengers travelling to and from the national capital as an Intercity Express (12460) was cancelled for today.

Sandeep given emotional farewell by family, friends

Sandeep given emotional farewell by family, friends

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The city today gave an emotional farewell to 21-year-old Sandeep Singh who was shot dead by some unidentified assailants last week outside his home in the Mississippi area in the USA.

Flawed arrangements upset candidates

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The allegedly flawed arrangements made by the district administration are causing a lot of inconvenience to candidates and also political parties.

7 days’ of friendship led to killing of KavitaBURNT BODY CASE

7 days’ of friendship led to killing of Kavita

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: It was just an intimacy of seven days that led to the killing and charring the body of 20-year-old Kavita, a resident of Deep Nagar.

Setback for Paramjit Kaur

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: After spending 80 long years in poverty, it was a tragic end for 80-year-old Dilip Kaur, mother-in-law of Paramjit Kaur who remains stranded in Saudi Arabia since July this year.

Political manoeuvrings in full swing for civic body poll

Political manoeuvrings in full swing for civic body poll

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Playing political “chess” with perfection, many political parties today checkmated their opponents by making smart moves in the run-up tomunicipal election.

197 withdraw nomination, 453 left in fray

197 withdraw nomination, 453 left in fray

09 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 197 candidates withdrew their nominations from the municipal elections today.

BRIEFLY

LPU official booked for fraud

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

Phagwara: An official of Lovely Professional University (LPU) has been booked for duping the varsity of lakhs of rupees. Sunil Kumar, senior security officer of the university, complained that Sahil Kumar, deputy officer, governance, LPU, took away lakhs of rupees from the university for booking air tickets for students.

MC polls: Couples take to canvassing in various wards

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: While the history of the MC house is replete with leaders handling the work of their councillor wives in proxy, this year is also marked by many well-known councillor couples of the district either jointly in the fray of campaigning together.

Congress busy mollifying disgruntled leaders

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: With over a dozen of Congress leaders fuming over the denial of party tickets for the municipal elections, the party has begun the damage control exercise soon after the completion of the nomination process.

Door-to-door campaign begins

Door-to-door campaign begins

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The candidates have finally started door-to-door canvassing in their wards.

Appan accused of giving wrong info

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The newly-wed BJP candidate from ward number 56, Dhawanjot Kaur, today lodged a complaint against Congress candidate Palani Appan for misrepresentation of facts in his candidature.

Man jailed for causing road mishap death

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The court of Chief Judicial Majistrate (CJM) Ashish Saldi awarded two-year jail term to a man in connection with a road mishap case that resulted in the death of a PSPCL employee.

Veer Naris narrate their struggle on Flag Day

Veer Naris narrate their struggle on Flag Day

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: It was a day to remember the martyrs.

JALANDHAR VOTES 2017

Sanitation, smart city project on agenda of political parties

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: With the nominations filed and candidates busy with their respective campaigns, it’s now time for parties to come up with their manifestos.

Family identifies burnt body of woman

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The family of the deceased woman, whose body was found burnt at the surgical complex here on Wednesday morning, today identified her.

Insanitary conditions, bad roads make life hell in Bhargo CampWARD WATCH 36

Insanitary conditions, bad roads make life hell in Bhargo Camp

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Just like the city is famous for its posh areas like Model Town and GTB Nagar, it is equally known for Bhargo Camp which was created after the partition of India.

Lucky candidate

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Luck was on the side of the SAD candidate today from ward number 62 of MC Puran Singh Rathore during the ongoing civic polls.

4-time councillor refused ticket, leaves BJP, joins Cong

4-time councillor refused ticket, leaves BJP, joins Cong

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Four-time Municipal Corporation councillor Joginder Singh Tony, who was with the BJP, has quit the party after he was denied ticket from ward number 50 and today joined the Congress.

39 candidates’ papers Xrejected

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The candidature of 39 candidates was rejected today during the scrutiny of the nomination papers of 689 candidates who have filed papers for the elections of the Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) and for the municipal committees of Bhogpur and Goraya, besides nagar panchayats of Nurmahal and Shahkot.

BJP workers hold protestJALANDHAR VOTES 2017

BJP workers hold protest

08 Dec 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Alleging favouritism for the Congress in the Municipal Corporation elections, BJP leaders and workers, who had filed objections against the candidature of ruling party candidates, today held a protest outside the office of the Returning Officer and DC-cum-District Electoral Officer.

Three-time councillor cries foul as Cong drops him at 11th hour

Three-time councillor cries foul as Cong drops him at 11th hour

07 Dec 2017 | 2:08 AM

JALANDHAR: The Congress today decided to the candidature of three-time councillor Vipan Kumar from Ward No. 33, minutes after he filed his nomination papers for the MC poll here.

Stray dog menace on rise in town

07 Dec 2017 | 2:08 AM

PHAGWARA: Several dog-bite cases have been reported from the city and its adjoining areas in the past few days.

Man, paramour get lifer for wife’s murder

07 Dec 2017 | 2:08 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Priya Sood today sentenced a man and his paramour to life imprisonment for murdering his wife.