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Six injured in highway pile-up

Six injured in highway pile-up

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Six persons were injured in a pile-up of seven vehicles on the Amritsar-Bathinda highway near Bandala village here on Tuesday.

Health Dept to hire pvt medical specialists

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: To provide better services under the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (SSBY), the Health Department is planning to hire private medical specialists, especially of anesthesia and radiology, at government hospitals where these posts are vacant.

City resident loses Rs90K in cyber fraud

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: An unidentified person has duped a local resident of Rs90,000 in a cyber fraud.

Soon, solar power to light up rly station

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The city railway station is all set to draw solar power from next year as work to install required paraphernalia is under way on the rooftops of station buildings.

Pensioners demand DA arrears,  reimbursement of medical bills

Pensioners demand DA arrears, reimbursement of medical bills

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: To discuss their demands, pensioners of the state government held a meeting at Company Bagh here on Tuesday.

One booked for teasing girl

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: A person was booked for allegedly teasing a schoolgirl here on Tuesday.

Gang of robbers busted, 3 held

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

TARN TARAN: The district police claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of robbers with the arrest of three persons from the outskirts of Dode village, 20 km from here, on Monday.

Schools need to beef up students’ EQPRINCIPALS’ MEET: LIFE SKILLS & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Schools need to beef up students’ EQ

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: A total of 50 educators attended the Annual Principal Meet organised by The Tribune Group of Newspapers in association with Chandigarh University on Tuesday.

‘Emotional intelligence need of hour’

‘Emotional intelligence need of hour’

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

A total of 50 educators attended the Principals’ Meet organised by The Tribune Group of Newspapers, in association with Chandigarh University, on Tuesday. Principals from Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Tarn Taran district participated in the session tittled ‘Life skills and emotional intelligence’.

BRIEFLY

Six arrested with 510 gm of heroin

11 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

Tarn Taran: The police have arrested six persons with 510 gm of heroin in separate incidents. SP (headquarters) Gaurav Toora on Tuesday said a team of the local CIA staff led by Sub-Inspector Paramjit Singh recovered 500 gm of heroin from three persons, who were arrested from near Bhuse village.

Irate over ‘unfulfilled promises’, Dasehra train tragedy victims’ kin begin protest

Irate over ‘unfulfilled promises’, Dasehra train tragedy victims’ kin begin protest

10 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

AMRITSAR: Dasehra train tragedy victims’ kin on Monday sat on indefinite protest against government’s unkept promises at Bhandari railway overbridge here.

AAP protests rising prices of essential commodities

AAP protests rising prices of essential commodities

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMRITSAR: AAP workers and leaders staged a protest against the constant rise in the prices of daily essential commodities here on Monday.

BRIEFLY

Bank robbers still at large

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

Amritsar: Even after passage of two days, robbers who struct at a branch of the Punjab and Sind Bank at Chhajjalwindi village are still out of reach of the police.

SCHOOL NOTES

150 years of periodic table

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The Senior Study II celebrated 150 years of periodic table of elements. A workshop was organised by the school to make the application of science easy and interesting for the students of classes VIII to X.

Scholars seek stringent laws for women safety

Scholars seek stringent laws for women safety

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The resentment in the youth over recent rape incidents across the country fails to resolve as Research Scholars’ Union of Guru Nanak Dev University staged a protest here on Monday.

Street vendors encroach on road, commuters hit

Street vendors encroach on road, commuters hit

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMRITSAR: A large stretch of the Railway Link road, which connects the railway station with the Kacheri road, is encroached by street vendors, who can be seen selling items such as clothes and electronics by placing cots on the road itself.

Centre flayed over high onion prices

Centre flayed over high onion prices

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

TARN TARAN: The district unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday organised a protest against the surge in onion prices at the local District Administrative Complex here.

Onion prices ease after imports, arrival from Gujarat

Onion prices ease after imports, arrival from Gujarat

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Following the arrival of 70 truckloads of onion at the ICP of Attari and lifting of strike by porters, the onion prices crashed in the local wholesale fruit and vegetable market at Vallah here on Monday.

Flower show begins at Guru Nanak Dev varsity

Flower show begins at Guru Nanak Dev varsity

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Prof Shaweta Shenoy, Dean, MYAS-GNDU, on Monday inaugurated Bhai Vir Singh Flower and Plant Exhibition here. Various types of flowers and plants had been displayed by the entries received from affiliated colleges, schools and individuals.

Three injured in attack by armed men

Three injured in attack by armed men

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Several armed men attacked three persons at Mahal village here on Sunday. The victims have been identified as Pargat Singh, Veeru and Rajwinder Singh, who were taken to a private hospital.

4 bonded labourers rescued from dairy

4 bonded labourers rescued from dairy

10 Dec 2019 | 7:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Following a tip-off, the Amritsar (rural) police have rescued four persons, including a migrant, who were kept as bonded labourers at a dairy in Jheeta Kalan village here on Sunday evening.

Holy city gets all-women post office

Holy city gets all-women post office

10 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

AMRITSAR: In one of its kinds, an all-women post office was inaugurated at Katra Sher Singh, Amritsar division, by MC Commissioner Komal Mittal on Monday.

City not ready to tackle Delhi-like fire incident

City not ready to tackle Delhi-like fire incident

10 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

AMRITSAR: The fire incident in Delhi, which claimed 43 lives, has raised the question whether the congested and densely populated area of walled city with narrow streets are ready to deal with such kind of incidents.

Tarn Taran DiaryTARN TARAN DIARY

Tarn Taran Diary

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

People have come forward to help 28-year-old widow of Pringri village in Patti subdivision, who received an electricity bill of Rs 30,000.

Used cooking oil can yield biodiesel, say city hoteliers

Used cooking oil can yield biodiesel, say city hoteliers

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

AMRITSAR: Various hoteliers in the city were informed about proper disposal of used cooking oil during a meeting held here recently.

Firm told to clear outstanding dues of housing loan

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed an insurance company to clear the outstanding housing loan dues of the deceased, who had got it covered from the insurance company in eventuality of death.

Citizens’ Forum protests rising rape cases

Citizens’ Forum protests rising rape cases

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

AMRITSAR: Citizens’ Forum, a local organisation of like-minded educationists, doctors, advocates, farmers and women activists staged a protest against the recent rape incidents in Telangana and Unnao.

Robbers tie up watchman, flee with money

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

TARN TARAN: Three masked robbers overpowered the watchman of local Sewa Devi SD College of Education, Sarhali Road, tied him and escaped with Rs 48,900 on Saturday night.

Body of youth arrives from UAE

Body of youth arrives from UAE

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Body of a 23-year-old immigrant from United Arab Emirates (UAE) Manoj Kumar arrived at the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International airport here today.

Eight booked for murder bid

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Eight persons were booked on the charge of attempt to murder after they allegedly stabbed a man, leaving him critically injured.

No arrest in 7.83L bank robbery yet

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Day after the sensational robbery at Punjab and Sind Bank branch at Chhajjalwindi village falling under the Khalichian police station, the police were yet to arrest the suspects behind the loot.

Hindu jatha to leave for Katasraj on December 13

Hindu jatha to leave for Katasraj on December 13

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: A Hindu jatha, under the patronage of Kendriya Sanatan Dharam Sabha, will cross over to Pakistan for paying obeisance at the Katasraj temple from December 13.

‘Kitty Party’ star cast comes calling

‘Kitty Party’ star cast comes calling

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Several Punjabi film industry comedians are reuniting in the upcoming Punjabi movie “Kitty Party”, the starcast of which reached the holy city for its promotion on Sunday.

MC removes illegal hoardings

MC removes illegal hoardings

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the elections to various posts of the Punjab Youth Congress and the District Youth Congress, the advertisement wing of the MC removed hundreds of flex boards from city roads and chowks here today.

Imports from Afghanistan, Iran push up onion supply

Imports from Afghanistan, Iran push up onion supply

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Import of onions from Afghanistan, Iran and Uzbekistan has increased the supply in local market here.

One safai karamchari for 84-acre historic Ram Bagh

One safai karamchari for 84-acre historic Ram Bagh

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has deployed only one safai karamchari for the historic Ram Bagh, spread over 84 acres.

Scottish novelist meets WW-I soldiers’ kin

Scottish novelist meets WW-I soldiers’ kin

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: It was a lifetime moment for Scottish novelist Vee Walker, who is the author of ‘Major Tom’s War’, when she met the descents of Captain (honorary) Amar Singh on Saturday.

BRIEFLY

Woman rescued from flesh trade

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A Batala-based NGO with the help of the local police rescued a girl, who alleged that she was being pushed into prostitution by a group of persons, including a woman, on Saturday.

Thieves decamp with Rs5 lakh from medical store

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Unidentified miscreants decamped with Rs5 lakh from a cash counter of a medical store in the Katra Sher Singh area here on the intervening night of December 6 and 7.

Inmates to get facility of Hepatitis C diagnosis

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department has initiated a programme under which it will provide the facility of Hepatitis C diagnosis to Central Jail inmates.

CAMPUS NOTES

‘Allocate funds for higher education’

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: “The blind privatisation of education without appropriate checks and balances, particularly of higher education in the country is playing havoc,” said Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, GNDU, while addressing the participants of two-week refresher course in commerce and business management organised by the UGC Human Resource Development Centre of the GNDU.

GNDU students take out candle march

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of Guru Nanak Dev University staged a protest candle march over the rising rate of crimes against women on Saturday.

Jai Madaan tells why knowing about stars is important in life

Jai Madaan tells why knowing about stars is important in life

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Famous astrologer Jai Madaan conducted an interactive workshop organised by FICCI FLO, Amritsar Chapter, on Saturday.

Project SOCH to take on oral cavity cancer in state

Project SOCH to take on oral cavity cancer in state

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day international live surgical workshop, ENT Conclave, is being organised at the Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences here.

2 more nominated in murder case of Cong councillor

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Nearly one and half years after the murder of Congress councillor Gurdeep Pehalwan, the police on Saturday nominated two Batala-based criminals in the case.

After owner’s plaint, NRI panel visits Chitra Cinema

After owner’s plaint, NRI panel visits Chitra Cinema

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of the Punjab NRI Commission on Saturday visited Chitra Cinema outside Hall Gate on a complaint of its owner Ravi Kumar, an NRI, against the civic body.

Divers search for remnants 
of Pak drone in UBD canal

Divers search for remnants of Pak drone in UBD canal

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

TARN TARAN: A 10-member divers’ team, under the supervision of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), launched a search operation of the Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC) near Dode village to locate parts of the drone, which dropped arms in the border area on September 22.

Agri sub-inspectors seek revision in salary, parity

Agri sub-inspectors seek revision in salary, parity

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Seeking a revision in their salary, sub-inspectors posted in the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department gathered at Company Bagh here on Saturday.

MC serves notice on 127 showrooms over property tax

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The property tax wing of the Municipal Corporation issued a notice to 127 showrooms situated in a local shopping mall on the GT Road in the past three days.

Erratic e-sewa server troubles civic body staff

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) inspected the birth and death wing of the Municipal Corporation, the staff attended to office on holiday to clear pending cases but the server of e-sewa went down again, impacting their work.

Police launch pick-and-drop facility for women in holy city

Police launch pick-and-drop facility for women in holy city

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Amid growing concern over the women’s safety in the country, the city police have launched a free pick-and-drop facility for woman if they are stranded out between 9 pm to 6 am.

Using animation to fight social taboos

Using animation to fight social taboos

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Resolved to create a space for adult animation across all age groups through her work, city girl Sugandha Bansal is highlighting social issues through her animated movies.

BRIEFLY

Tributes paid to Dr BR Ambedkar

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Rich tributes were paid to Dr BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary at various places in city.

Nostalgia, bonhomie mark alumni meet at DAV school

Nostalgia, bonhomie mark alumni meet at DAV school

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 200 former students of DAV International School attended the alumni meet here on Friday.

AIT allots alternative plots to beneficiaries of 97-Acre Scheme

AIT allots alternative plots to beneficiaries of 97-Acre Scheme

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) on Friday allotted residential plots to beneficiaries of the 97-Acre Scheme on alternative space on Ajnala Road.

Gaining perspective on stray cattle

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

I have to swerve my car to find a narrow opening through a herd of stray animals, who refuse to budge.

City railway station all set to be decongested soon

City railway station all set to be decongested soon

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: With a view to decongest the city railway station, the railways is all set to shift operations of at least six trains to nearby Chheharta railway station.

Under CSR, HDFC Bank opens ‘smart classroom’ in Raja Sansi girls school

Under CSR, HDFC Bank opens ‘smart classroom’ in Raja Sansi girls school

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The HDFC Bank under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of ‘Parivartan’ which is the bank’s umbrella brand, installed a projector screen to create a digital classroom at Government Senior Secondary Girls School in Raja Sansi village on Friday.

Drug peddler among 3 held in different cases

Drug peddler among 3 held in different cases

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The local police have nabbed Gaurav Thakur, a resident of Kapurthakla, for allegedly possessing 260 gm of heroin worth Rs 1.3 crore in the international market.

Workers resume door-to-door waste collection

Workers resume door-to-door waste collection

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Staff of the solid waste management company, who suspended door-to-door garbage collection yesterday, has resumed its work on Friday morning.

ASI compulsorily retired from service

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) posted at Ranjit Avenue police station was compulsory retired from service after an investigating team found him negligent in his work.

No post of estate officer in civic body, reveals RTI

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation of Amritsar has been appointing non-gazetted officers and superintendents on the post of estate officer for the past several years.

5 years on, police fail to arrest murder accused

5 years on, police fail to arrest murder accused

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The gruesome incident of killing of a migrant in Harike Pattan on Thursday for faking death of Amritsar-based trader to get insurance money is a reminder of similar case that occurred in Chatiwind police station area, five years ago.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Cotton farmers divided over crop procurement

Cotton farmers divided over crop procurement

11 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

BATHINDA: Fissures among cotton growers came to the fore as different sections of farmers adopted divergent stance regarding the procurement of cotton at Goniana mandi.

Railways grants 50% fare concession to devotees

11 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

BATHINDA: In what could be termed as good news for followers of Guru Ravidas, the Railways has granted a 50 per cent concession in travel fare on the occasion of the 643rd birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas, which would be celebrated in Varanasi (Uttar Pardesh) in February 2020.

MLA opens ROB to public in Faridkot

MLA opens ROB to public in Faridkot

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

FARIDKOT: After delay in the completion of a railway overbridge (ROB) on the Faridkot-Talwandi Bhai-Amritsar road, local MLA Kushaldeep Dhillon opened the bridge to the public on Monday.

RMPI members demand revocation of CAB, NRC

RMPI members demand revocation of CAB, NRC

11 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) staged a protest and burnt an effigy of the Union Government to express their resentment over alleged human rights violations in the country.

PSU seeks action in sexual harassment case

PSU seeks action in sexual harassment case

11 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Student Union on Tuesday staged a protest at Government Rajindra College and demanded action against the head of a department at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot.

ITI students to get hands-on experience

11 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

BATHINDA: In its bid to enhance hands-on experience of students, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Honda Motorcycle and Scooters Pvt Ltd (HMSI) and Government ITI, Bathinda, on Tuesday.

AAP protests high power, onion prices

AAP protests high power, onion prices

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BATHINDA: Activists of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh over rising onion prices and high power tariff at Ambedkar Park, near District Administrative Complex here.

City athletes clinch gold medals at South Asian Games in Nepal

City athletes clinch gold medals at South Asian Games in Nepal

11 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

BATHINDA: Three athletes of the city have brought laurels by winning gold medals in the South Asian Games in Kathmandu (Nepal). The games, which began on December 1, concluded on Tuesday. While Tajinderpal Singh Toor won a gold medal in shotput, Suresh Kumar in a 10,000m race and Kirpal Singh in discus throw.

Palledars demand direct payment

Palledars demand direct payment

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BATHINDA: Alleging discrimination, the Punjab Pradesh Palledar Mazdoor Union on Monday staged a protest and gheraoed the office of Deputy Commissioner.

Farmers exhorted to adopt organic farming

11 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

BATHINDA: A team of members of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Monday held meetings with farmers of Chathewala village in Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, and Killianwali village in Muktsar and exhorted them to adopt organic and indigenous farming techniques.

BRIEFLY

Encroachments removed by MC

11 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

Bathinda: The MC removed a number of encroachments along the Mall Road here on Tuesday. The anti-encroachment drive was conducted under tehabzari wing’s Inspector Parmidner Singh Cheema and Superintendent Pargat Singh.

6 booked for oil theft at refinery

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BATHINDA: The pilferage of oil from vehicles continues unabated at the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in the district.

Heavy vehicles continue to ply on interior roads, trigger traffic chaos

Heavy vehicles continue to ply on interior roads, trigger traffic chaos

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BATHINDA: Flouting traffic norms, a numbers of heavy vehicles, including trucks and canters, continue plying on interior roads in congested residential areas of the city, resulting in traffic snarls.

Ministerial staff stage protest

Ministerial staff stage protest

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BATHINDA: Members of Punjab State Ministerial Services Union carried out a state-wide protest at district administrative complex on Monday.

Powercom contractual staff burn govt effigy, demand regular jobs

Powercom contractual staff burn govt effigy, demand regular jobs

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the technical services wing of the Powercom contractual employees today staged a protest and burnt effigy of the state government and the department over their long pending demands at the Thermal Colony here.

70 per cent cases solved by grievances redressal panel

70 per cent cases solved by grievances redressal panel

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BARNALA: More than 70 per cent issues have been resolved by the District Grievances Redressal Committee, which met here at the District Administrative Complex on Monday, under the chairmanship of Cabinet Minister Sukbinder Singh Sarkaria.

Sports keep students away from drugs: Edu Minister

Sports keep students away from drugs: Edu Minister

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BATHINDA: The Whitefield School and the Little Kingdom Nursery School celebrated their Annual Sports Day here with great zeal and excitement on Sunday.

Baba Farid College students top Punjabi varsity exams

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Baba Farid College have performed well in the BSc Hons Biotechnology (Semester I) examination conducted by the Punjabi University recently.

CUP faculty gets best research paper award

CUP faculty gets best research paper award

10 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

BATHINDA: Faculty members of the Department of Economic Studies, Central University of Punjab, were awarded for excellent research paper presentation at the national conference on ‘Climate change adaptations in agriculture for sustainable livelihood’.

Slow down in a fast world

Slow down in a fast world

09 Dec 2019 | 8:56 AM

AS I was reading a comic by Jason Novak in The Paris Review, the idea of mechanised tomorrow left me wondering about the transient nature of everything.

Powercom contractual staff discuss pending demands

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA:Bathinda zone Powercom Contractual Employees Sanghrash Committee members conducted an annual meeting-cum-convention at Teachers’ Home here.

CTET aspirants descend on city, cause traffic snarls

CTET aspirants descend on city, cause traffic snarls

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA: Scores of candidates from the region appeared to take Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) exam, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, in the city.

Ensure availability of doctors, medicinesOPEN HOUSE: HOW TO IMPROVE HEALTH SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS?

Ensure availability of doctors, medicines

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

The high disease burden in the country due to lack of safe drinking water, pollution, under-nutrition, poor living conditions, population explosion and poor access to preventive and curative health services have impeded the progress of health programmes such as the National Health Mission and Ayushman Bharat.

Oz farmers share biz opportunities, innovative techniques in agriculture

Oz farmers share biz opportunities, innovative techniques in agriculture

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA: One-day workshop on knowledge sharing between Indian and Australian farmers was organised at Central University of Punjab.

Day after protesters-police clash, Kirti Kisan Union leader arrested

Day after protesters-police clash, Kirti Kisan Union leader arrested

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

FARIDKOT:A day after a clash between the police and members of the Punjab Students’ Union (PSU), the Naujawan Bharat Sabha (NBS) and the Kirti Kisan Union (KKU), the Faridkot police on Sunday arrested Rajinder Singh, a senior functionary of the KKU and produced him before the duty magistrate.

Baggage scanner machine barely serving purpose

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA:A baggage scanner machine (BSM) installed at the city railway station, to ensure proper security measures, is barely serving its purpose as passengers enter the station premises without their luggage being scanned in the machine.

Ministerial staff to hold state-wide protest today

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA:Punjab State Ministerial Services Union will carry out a state-wide agitation here on Monday.

Farmers refuse to cremate suicide victim’s body in Jaito

Farmers refuse to cremate suicide victim’s body in Jaito

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

JAITO: A day after a farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at the farmers’ protest at Jaito town of Faridkot, the protestors intensified their stir by placing the body of the deceased in front of the office of Jaito SDM on Sunday evening.

IN BRIEF

Youth dies in road mishap

09 Dec 2019 | 8:53 AM

Muktsar: A youth, Anmol Singh, lost his life after an unidentified vehicle hit his motorcycle on Kotli Road in Muktsar town on Saturday night.

IN BRIEF

City student excels in chess

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

Bathinda: A chess player from Baba Farid College has bagged third position in North-Zone Chess Championship 2019 held recently. Manpreet Kaur, a student of BSc (non-medical) second year, won bronze medal by bagging third position in chess during the championship held in Chandigarh.

HPTCL allows accurate measurement: Expert

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: A two-day workshop and hands-on training on ‘high-performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC)’ was organised by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Natural Products at the Central University of Punjab on Thursday.

Five booked for fraud

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

MUKTSAR:The Malout (Sadar) police have booked five persons for allegedly committing an immigration fraud amounting to Rs 13 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Canada.

Prabhjot Brar elected head of Muktsar Youth Congress

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

Prabhjot Singh Brar from Jawahrewala village on Saturday got elected as the Muktsar district president of the Youth Congress.

Lakhi new Bathinda (rural) president of Youth Congress

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Elections for various posts in the Youth Congress were conducted peacefully in the district and results were declared on Saturday.

Anganwadi workers to hold statewide protests on Dec 12

Anganwadi workers to hold statewide protests on Dec 12

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All-Punjab Anganwadi Workers’ Union from Malwa region conducted a meeting to discuss their future course of action regarding their long-standing demands, here at Teachers’ Home on Saturday.

Sacrilege: Mann flays state govt for ‘inaction’

Sacrilege: Mann flays state govt for ‘inaction’

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann on Saturday alleged that the Congress government in the state has miserably failed to deliver justice to the Sikhs even a year after the culmination of Bargari Insaf Morcha over the Bargari sacrilege issue.

Woman jumps into thermal lake, dies

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: A woman in her sixties has allegedly committed suicide after jumping in the thermal lake during early morning hours of Saturday.

Amaanat star cast comes calling

Amaanat star cast comes calling

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: The star cast of a Punjabi film Amaanat visited the city on Saturday to promote their upcoming film.

Onions in jewellery boxes & with security on city roads!

Onions in jewellery boxes & with security on city roads!

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Former municipal councillor Vijay Kumar, along with city residents, staged a protest by wearing garlands of onions to express their resentment over the skyrocketing onion prices at Parasram Nagar.

Police use water cannons to disperse protesting students

Police use water cannons to disperse protesting students

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

FARIDKOT: The police used water cannons and fired tear gas shells to disperse a gathering of about 200 members of the Punjab Students’ Union and the Naujawan Bharat Sabha when they were marching towards the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Saturday.

Free anti-rabies vaccination camp held at Rampura Phul

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: A day-long free anti-rabies vaccination and awareness camp was organised at College of Veterinary Science of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Rampura Phul, in city.

BRIEFLY

Homeless man dies of cold

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: A homeless man died of cold after spending entire night outside near the Khooni Phatak area in the city.

Muktsar railway staff quarters get new look

Muktsar railway staff quarters get new look

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

MUKTSAR: The Muktsar railway station was given a new look before the arrival of northern railway general manager(GM) here on Saturday.

City player in Indian hockey squad for tri-nation tourney

City player in Indian hockey squad for tri-nation tourney

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Bringing laurels to the city, Baljeet Kaur, a hockey player, has made it to the Indian junior women hockey squad that is currently participating in a tri-nation hockey tournament being organised in Canberra, Australia, from December 3 to December 8.

Subordinate employees demand implementation of 6th pay panel

Subordinate employees demand implementation of 6th pay panel

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation staged a protest at Children’s Park on Friday and raised slogans against the state government, demanding implementation of recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, release of salaries and outstanding DA instalments, among other demands.

Workshop on challenges in teaching social sciences

Workshop on challenges in teaching social sciences

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: The teaching learning centre at the Central University of Punjab(CUP) successfully organised MHRD sponsored one-week interdisciplinary national workshop on ‘Pedagogical Challenges in Teaching Social Sciences’ from December 2 to 6.

Admn removes pavers laid in violation of Centre rules

Admn removes pavers laid in violation of Centre rules

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

FARIDKOT: About five months after an inquiry by MGNREGA director found many irregularities in the utilisation of funds various development works in Faridkot under the MGNREGA scheme, a Union Government-notified employment programme, the district administration has started removing the interlock pavers in some villages, where these were laid in contravention of rules and regulations.

Movie shooting at railway station troubles passengers

Movie shooting at railway station troubles passengers

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Passengers were left harried during the shooting of a Bollywood film near ticket counter at the city railway station.

Constable Veerpal Kaur does district proud again

Constable Veerpal Kaur does district proud again

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

MUKTSAR: Constable Veerpal Kaur of the Muktsar police has made the district proud again by winning a bronze medal in the 400m hurdle race in the South Asian Games, which are being held from December 1 to 10 at Kathmandu in Nepal.

7 booked for thrashing principal of govt school

7 booked for thrashing principal of govt school

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

FARIDKOT: A day after the principal of Government Senior Secondary School in Sarawan village of Faridkot was allegedly thrashed by some persons for taking help of some students in the plantation of flower saplings in the school, a large number of teachers staged a protest in front of the mini-secretariat here on Friday and demanded registration of a criminal case against the suspects and their arrest.

Mansa police bust inter-state gang of fraudsters, arrest 4

Mansa police bust inter-state gang of fraudsters, arrest 4

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

MANSA: The Mansa police have busted an inter-state gang which had allegedly floated a fake finance firm and was duping people of their hard-earned money by extending them lucrative loan offers.

No procurement by CCI, farmers hold an official captive

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Cotton farmers held captive an official of the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) at a grain market of Goniana Mandi on Friday afternoon.

Reeling under debt, farmer kills himself

Reeling under debt, farmer kills himself

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide after consuming pesticides at Kothe Chet Singhwala village in Goniana block on Thursday evening.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Teacher’s murder cracked, prime suspect’s mother held

Teacher’s murder cracked, prime suspect’s mother held

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

KHARAR:The Kharar Sadar police have cracked the murder case of a schoolteacher, Sarbjeet Kaur, who was shot dead outside her school in Sunny Enclave on Thursday morning and have arrested the mother of prime suspect Harvinder Singh Sandhu in the case.

Police carry out search at PU, adjoining areasASSAULT ON WOMAN JOURNALIST

Police carry out search at PU, adjoining areas

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after a middle-aged man molested a woman journalist at Panjab University’s botanical garden, the UT police carried out a search operation in nearby areas with a sketch of the suspect.

PU restricts timings of botanical garden

PU restricts timings of botanical garden

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:In the wake of the molestation incident reported at the crack of dawn from Panjab University’s botanical garden, the Vice-Chancellor has ordered to restrict the timings of the garden.

Expert panel nod to Tribune flyover was a mere formality

Expert panel nod to Tribune flyover was a mere formality

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:No experts’ committee, including the high-powered state-level Road Safety Council, of the UT Administration had ever discussed the Tribune flyover project or other options before its approval.

Public hearing at 4 pm on December 23

Public hearing at 4 pm on December 23

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT has issued a public notice for holding a public hearing on the Tribune flyover on December 23.

Two convicts land in police net after 23 yrsDOWRY DEATH

Two convicts land in police net after 23 yrs

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two convicts in a case of dowry death, who were absconding since 1996, were re-arrested by the Chandigarh Police today.

Woman sets self ablaze in Zirakpur, dies

Woman sets self ablaze in Zirakpur, dies

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A 42-year-old woman set herself ablaze after pouring kerosene on herself in front of Gurdwara Sahib at Dyalpura village, Zirakpur, in the wee hours of today.

EWS ADMISSIONS

Will not seek additional documents: Schools

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Six schools, against whom a complaint was submitted for seeking additional documents for admission to students from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), have withdrawn the requirement after the District Education Officer (DEO) asked them to comply with the 2012 notification.

PU withdraws circular for Kashmiri students

PU withdraws circular for Kashmiri students

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The PU today withdrew the circular demanding affidavits from Kashmiri students, declaring that they have not been involved in any unlawful activity during the clampdown in the valley.

Teachers protest at Secretariat

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:More than 400 guests and contract teachers working in different government schools of the UT sat on a dharna, under the banner of Joint Action Committee, here today.

Chrysanthemum exhibition begins at varsity, 150 varieties on display

Chrysanthemum exhibition begins at varsity, 150 varieties on display

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The 12th Chrysanthemum Exhibition, organised by the Horticulture Division of the PU, was inaugurated by PU VC Prof Raj Kumar at Prof RC Paul Rose Garden here today.

Human Rights Day with village kids

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Centre for Human Rights and Duties celebrated Human Rights Day at Masol Village in Mohali.

Cancer care camp during Shaheedi Jor Mela

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, in collaboration with the Cancer Care Charitable Society, would organise a three-day free camp on the eve of Shaheedi Jor Mela at the university campus, said Dr Prit Pal Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the university, after inaugurating a seminar on effects and prevention of cancer here today.

Innovation award for CSIO scientist

Innovation award for CSIO scientist

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Neelesh Kumar, Senior Principal Scientist, Biomedical Instrumentation Unit of Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, has received an award for the ‘Best Applied Research or Technology Innovation aimed at Improving the Life of Persons with Disabilities.

PGI docs bring laurels

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Faculty and resident doctors from the Advanced Eye Centre (AEC), PGI, have won national awards at various conferences.

CRRID remembers ICSSR chairman

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A meeting of the faculty and staff of the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) today condoled the demise of Prof Braj Bihari Kumar, Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.

Over 2K defaulters may  get back licence to vendMONTHLY FEE DUES

Over 2K defaulters may get back licence to vend

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A large number of vendors, whose vending licences were cancelled on account of non-payment of monthly fee, are likely to get a “golden chance” to pay the dues and operate again as the Town Vending Committee (TVC) will take up a proposal in this connection tomorrow.

Graft: CBI court allows ex-DSP to fly abroad

Graft: CBI court allows ex-DSP to fly abroad

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The court of Special Judge, CBI, today allowed former Mohali DSP Raka Ghirra to fly abroad.

Only 20 of 35 councillors agree to go on study tour

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Not only Congress, but several BJP councillors too have decided not to go on a “study tour” to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kolkata, West Bengal.

CONSUMER FORUM

Warrants against MD of Holy Smoke over non-compliance

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has issued bailable warrants against the MD of Holy Smoke, a restaurant at Elante Mall, for not complying with an order of the forum.

Three morning walkers hurt in hit-&-run

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMBALA:Three women sustained injuries when a car hit them while they were on a morning walk in Ambala City this morning.

Ambala woman harassed for dowry, 2 held

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMBALA:The district police have arrested two persons in a case of dowry cruelty and harassment, officials said here on Tuesday.

Man gets 5-yr jail for carrying charas

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court has awarded five-year imprisonment to a 30-year-old resident of Himachal Pradesh in a drug case.

2 women caught stealing purse

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two women have been arrested for stealing a purse from a girl’s bag at a shop in Mani Majra.

Man trying to fix faulty bulb falls off fourth floor, dies

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

KHARAR:Arash Sharma, a resident of Patiala, died while his relative, a woman, Vicky Saggi, was seriously injured when both fell off the fourth floor in Gulmohar Complex near Sunny Enclave on Tuesday, late evening.

Illegal miners back in business at Dera Bassi

Illegal miners back in business at Dera Bassi

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

LALRU:Illegal mining, which was under check following the police crackdown for the last several months, has once again become rampant in Dera Bassi subdivision.

Doctor booked for molesting 12-year-old

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PANCHKULA:The police have registered a case against a registered medical practitioner for molesting a 12-year-old girl in Toda village near Raipur Rani today.

Youth harasses girl, booked

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The police have booked a youth, along with his accomplices, for allegedly stalking and outraging modesty of a girl.

Dera violence case: HC blow to police for sitting over matter

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Just over two years after violence erupted in Haryana following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, the state of Haryana and the police today found themselves at the receiving end with the Punjab and Haryana High Court virtually questioning them for sitting over the matter for almost three days.

Hry rapped for dragging feet in Excise Dept irregularities

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab and Haryana High Court rapped Haryana for trying to “drag its feet for a motivated cause to attain sinister design to protect the real culprits” in a “scandal where public money was sought to be usurped”.

POSSESSION OF TAU DEVI LAL BHAWAN

INLD to challenge SDM court’s decision

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMBALA:INLD district chief Sheeshpal Jandheri today alleged that the decision of giving the possession of Tau Devi Lal Bhawan, where the INLD had been running its office for the past 10 years, to the Jannayak Janata Party was taken under the pressure of Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala.

FRAUD AT BANKERS’ SOCIETY

Police seek record from asst registrar of coop societies

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PANCHKULA:Investigations into the fraud at New Bankers Cooperative Thrift and Credit Society will begin soon as the police have now sought records from the assistant registrar of cooperative societies who had filed a complaint against the old managing committee of the society following which the police had lodged an FIR.

Workshop on healthcare cost begins

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:A four-day workshop on costing of healthcare services began at the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, today.

No headway in Elly Mangat case

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

MOHALI:More than two months have passed since the Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ropar range, to investigate the alleged custodial torture of Punjabi singer Elly Mangat by the police during his remand, but there has been no headway in the case so far.

Couple declared PO in fraud case held in Delhi

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

MOHALI:The police with the help of immigration authorities arrested a couple at the Delhi airport in a three-year-old fraud case.

ART & CULTURE

Short plays, dances mark cultural event

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Central Government Welfare Coordination Committee organised its annual cultural bonanza, ‘Jhankaar-2019’, at Tagore Theatre here today.

Chandigarh on brink of big win

Chandigarh on brink of big win

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Debutant Arslan Khan smashed double-ton on Day 2 to put Chandigarh on the brink of victory in their debut Ranji Trophy match against Arunachal Pradesh at Sector 16 Stadium.

Arslan doesn't rue missing world record chance

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Debutant Arslan Khan has become the first batsman from Chandigarh to score a century and a double-century in their maiden Ranji Trophy match against Arunachal Pradesh.

Sports Dept focus on developing ‘Centres of Excellence’ at indoor complexes

Sports Dept focus on developing ‘Centres of Excellence’ at indoor complexes

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a major development, the UT Sports Department has decided to come up with ‘centres of excellence’ at various indoor sports complexes functioning under the department.

AG UP to face Haryana in final

AG UP to face Haryana in final

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:AG Uttar Pradesh defeated AG Punjab 4-2 to sail into the finals of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department North Zone Hockey Tournament, at the Sector 42 Sports Complex here today.

Monika guides PU to third position finish

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Monika Pandey came up with yet another match winning performance to help Panjab University (PU) claim third position in the North Zone Inter-University Cricket Championship.

Aarav helps DPS-40 log victory

Aarav helps DPS-40 log victory

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Delhi Public School (Sector 40) recorded a 47-run win over St Xavier's High School (Panchkula) in the ongoing St Xavier's Inter-School Cricket League, here today.

Inline hockey selection camp begins

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

MOHALI:A seven-day long inline hockey selection camp started at The Gurukul School (Zirakpur), here today.

SHAGUN TO UNDERAGE BRIDES

Labour officials asked to submit status report

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:The Deputy Secretary of the BOCW Labour Welfare Board has sought status report from all Assistant Labour Commissioners (ALCs) across the state, over the disbursement of money to the underage girls under the Shagun Scheme.

Pbi varsity students burn copies of Citizenship Amendment Bill

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:After the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, (CAB) was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight, various student organisations staged a massive protest at Punjabi University, Patiala, against the bill.

Health Department raids pan shops, slaps Rs 2,800 fine

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:As a part of the statewide crackdown on the sale of E-cigarettes and hookah, the district Health Department on Tuesday conducted raids in the city.

Punjabi varsity likely to set up Dr Ambedkar Chair

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University, Patiala, is likely to set up Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar Chair on its campus.

Powercom retirees hold protest

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:On a call of the PSPCL Pensioners Association, thousands of Powercom pensioners held a protest in front of the PSPCL head office to press their demands, here today.

Two police stations go powerless over dues

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited officials (PSPCL) today disconnected power supply to two police stations, here today, due to their inability to pay their bills.

WHAT OUR READERS SAY

Tribune Impact

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

RK KAPOOR:I thank The Tribune for publishing my grievance, 'Tree branches lying on road'.

SCHOOL NOTES

Kundan International, Chandigarh

11 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

LAWRENCE GLOBAL:Kundan International School celebrated its 13th founder’s day.

Horror in the clutches of a molester, and how I fought back

Horror in the clutches of a molester, and how I fought back

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just for the record, I was not inappropriately dressed — a track pant and a sweatshirt, a cap covered with a hood is quite ‘proper’ by any standards — and I was seeking no attention; I wasn’t even loud when I left for my morning walk today.

Fancy No. auction under the scanner

Fancy No. auction under the scanner

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The cyber crime cell of the police has started investigation into the auction of 0009 fancy number of the vehicle number series, CH01-BY, which fetched Rs 16.03 lakh at the e-auction held on September 21.

Click selfie with segregated waste, get organic compost free of cost

Click selfie with segregated waste, get organic compost free of cost

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

Kharar: To spread awareness of sanitation and solid waste management, the Municipal Council, Kharar, has decided to give free organic compost to the person, who will show selfie with segregated domestic waste in dry and wet dustbins.

Owners object to earmarking of vending sites near booths

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PANCHKULA: Earmarking of vending zones in various markets of the city by the Panchkula Municipal Corporation (MC) has caused resentment among booth owners.

Rs 2.5-lakh robbery: Mobile phone recovered from Sector 16 dump

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PANCHKULA: In the Rs 2.5 lakh gunpoint robbery at a showroom in Sector 16 two days ago, the police recovered owner’s mobile phone from the dump in the area.

MLA threatens protest against illegal mining

MLA threatens protest against illegal mining

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Local MLA NK Sharma on Monday raised voice against illegal mining going on unchecked near Chhat village in Zirakpur.

Three want to intervene, move HCTRIBUNE FLYOVER

Three want to intervene, move HC

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Brought together by “common love” for the city, three youngsters today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court for permission to intervene in the Tribune flyover case for saving the roundabout.

Flyover will create mess at other chowks: ExpertsSTUP CONSULTANT’S DATA

Flyover will create mess at other chowks: Experts

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the UT has decided to construct a flyover at Tribune Chowk at a cost of Rs 137 crore, experts say it will create a mess at other chowks on the national highway, defeating the aim of ensuring seamless traffic on the national highway up to Zirarkpur.

IN BRIEF

Fire in spare parts shop

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

Ambala: A fire broke out at a spare parts shop near the Ambala Cantonment bus stand around midnight on Sunday.

Road dotted with potholesWHAT OUR READERS SAY

Road dotted with potholes

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

The link road between Panchkula and the Chandigarh Railway Station via Mauli Jagran (near Sant Nirankari Mandal Complex and beyond) is full of potholes.

Chahat claims second gold

Chahat claims second gold

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chahat Arora claimed another feat in the ongoing South Asian Games, in Kathmandu, by winning another gold medal.

AG Haryana, Punjab win on Day 1

AG Haryana, Punjab win on Day 1

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:AG Haryana blanked AG Himachal Pradesh 3-0 in the opening match of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department North Zone Hockey Tournament, which kicked off at the Sector 42 Sports Complex here today.

Punjab face an uphill task against champions Chennai City

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

LUDHIANA:Punjab FC is not worried about an attacking Chennai City FC and are keen on registering their first win of the ongoing season when they host the defending champions in an I-League match at Guru Nanak Stadium here tomorrow.

Gautamvir bowls St Xavier’s to victory

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gautamvir claimed a six-wicket haul as hosts St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, registered an eight-wicket win over Saupin’s School, Sector 32, in a St Xavier’s Inter-School League match here today.

Ajmer powers Gurukul Global cagers into final

Ajmer powers Gurukul Global cagers into final

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ajmer scored 31 points as Gurukul Global School, Mani Majra, registered an 81-76 win over PMLSD Public School, Sector 32, in the semifinals of Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament here today.

Chandigarh begin with a bang

Chandigarh begin with a bang

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Right-arm medium-pacer Shresth Nirmohi claimed a five-wicket haul before Arslan Khan and Shivam Bhambri hit contrasting centuries to put debutants Chandigarh in command against Arunachal Pradesh on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match at the Sector 16 Stadium.

Experts dwell on economic, gender-based inequality

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:The 61st conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) at Punjabi University concluded with discussions on artificial intelligence (AI) and economic and gender-based inequality today.

Dr Kanchan is new GMC Vice-Principal

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:Dr Kanchan Bhardwaj, Professor and Head, Department of Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank), Government Medical College, Patiala, was appointed Vice-Principal of the college today.

Power supply to Patiala jail snapped over dues, restored

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:In crackdown against defaulting government departments, which owe more than Rs 1,800 crore to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) as pending bill, corporation officials today disconnected power supply to the Patiala Central Jail and a police station.

Short course on cyber security, forensics begins

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PATIALA:The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Punjabi University, today started an one –week course on cyber security and forensics.

Village tense following brawl, death of woman

Village tense following brawl, death of woman

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

TAKHTU MAJRA:Almost a month after two political factions entered into a bloody brawl, which resulted in the death of a local woman who died due to medical negligence, eerie silence prevailed in Takhtu Majra village in the Ghanaur block of the district.

15-year-old girl commits suicide

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A 15-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Zirakpur on Sunday night.

Thieves decamp with cash, silver ornaments from locked house

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

DERA BASSI: Thieves targeted a locked house in Dera Bassi.

Convict wanted in accident case arrested

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

Chandigarh: The UT police has re-arrested a convict, who was wanted in an accident case.

JJP gets possession of Tau Devi Lal Bhawan in Ambala

JJP gets possession of Tau Devi Lal Bhawan in Ambala

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMBALA: The Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) today claimed to have got the possession of Tau Devi Lal Bhawan at Sector 8 in Ambala City where the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) had been running its office for the past several years.

Two pay Rs 500 fine each for throwing garbage in open

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The district court has imposed a fine of Rs 500 each on two persons for throwing waste material in the open in 2016.

Six-month-old foetus found in Naraingarh

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

AMBALA: A six-month-old foetus was recovered by the police from a plot near a hospital in Naraingarh on Monday morning.

SUICIDE BY 15-YEAR-OLD CLASS X STUDENT

CCTV footage reveals girl visited Manali hotel alone

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PANCHKULA: Fresh investigation in suicide by a 15-year-old girl have revealed that she visited a hotel in Manali on December 5 morning alone as per the CCTV footage of the hotel.

Haryana to have anti-corruption cell at Chief Minister’s office

Haryana to have anti-corruption cell at Chief Minister’s office

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

PANCHKULA: The Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, today announced to set an anti-corruption cell at the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) and made it mandatory for all members of raiding teams of all departments to carry body cameras during raids.

Chemist shop burgled

Chemist shop burgled

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

Kharar: A burglary was committed at a chemist shop on Badala road in the wee hours on Monday.

Digital show on Guru Nanak’s life concludes

Digital show on Guru Nanak’s life concludes

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: The three-day mobile digital museum-cum-light and sound show on life and philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev, concluded at the Sports Stadium, Madhopur on Monday.

MC to construct stadium in memory of trainee pilot

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

Kharar: The Kharar Municipal Council has decided to construct a sport stadium in Chajju Majra village in the memory of Amanpreet Kaur Sidhu, a trainee pilot who died in a plane crash in Telangana in October.

Civil Surgeon warns of strict action against errant doctors

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

Kharar: Strict action will be taken against those found indulging in the illegal practice of determining the gender of the foetus, said Civil Surgeon Dr Manjit Singh while addressing a gathering during a function under “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign in the government hospital at Bootgarh village near Kurali.

Study tour waste of money: Cong

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the councillors of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) are set to embark on five-day study tour to Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram from December 21, Congress’ Leader of Opposition in the MC House, Devinder Babla, termed the tour ill-timed and wastage of public money.

MC to take final call on waste collection fee on December 13

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: From January, be ready to pay fixed charges for door-to-door waste collection as notified by the UT Administration.

Kangra man acquitted

Kangra man acquitted

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has acquitted a resident of Kangra in a cheque bounce case of Rs 20 lakh.

Woman gets 2-yr jail in cheque-bounce case

Woman gets 2-yr jail in cheque-bounce case

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded two-year imprisonment to a city resident in a cheque bounce case of Rs 49 lakh.

Sec 26 mandi roads to get new look

Sec 26 mandi roads to get new look

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The internal roads of the Sector 26 fruit and vegetable market will soon get a new look as the market committee has started the re-carpeting work.

St Joseph’s, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

St Joseph’s, Chandigarh

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

Students of St Joseph’s School, Sector 44-D, participated in the 47th state-level science, mathematics and environmental exhibition for children.

School showcases learning methods

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

MOHALI: Wunder School organised an open session which showcased innovative learning systems here yesterday.

NCERT clerk held for impersonation

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: A clerk working at the NCERT office in New Delhi has been arrested by the UT police on a charge impersonation during an HSSC exam held here.

118 units of blood collected at PGI camp

118 units of blood collected at PGI camp

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 118 units of blood were donated by volunteers at a camp organised by the Vishvas Foundation and HDFC Bank at PGI here today.

Chrysanthemum show starts today

Chrysanthemum show starts today

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof RC Paul Rose Garden, PU, is adorned with 150 varieties of chrysanthemum for the 12th Chrysanthemum Exhibition being organised by the Horticulture Division from December 10 to 15.

Posts of Dy Director, DEO interchangeable, Edu Dept tells CAT

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Education Department today submitted an affidavit in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), stating that the posts of the District Education Officer and the Deputy Director is interchangeable, in response to the Tribunal’s direction asking whether the Deputy Director (Adult Education) is a cadre post.

Now, QR code to detect bogus income certificateEWS ADMISSION

Now, QR code to detect bogus income certificate

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: Now, private schools can check the authenticity of income certificates through a unique quick response code (QR code) printed on them for validation.

Officials check onion stock at Sec 45 mandi

Officials check onion stock at Sec 45 mandi

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

Chandigarh: The Department of Food & Supplies, UT, continued its onion stock-checking drive in the city today. A team of inspectors Neeraj Ghai, Manish Sawhney and Tarun Narula visited Apni Mandi in Sector 45-D under the supervision of District Food Supplies Officer Ashok Kumar.

Cabbie takes noble route, fills potholes to curb accidents

Cabbie takes noble route, fills potholes to curb accidents

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

DERA BASSI: Here is a man with a noble thought.

19-yr-old molested in forest near PEC

19-yr-old molested in forest near PEC

10 Dec 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: In yet another incident of molestation, a 19-year-old girl, who was heading for her coaching classes, was reportedly molested by a youth in a forest area near PEC, Sector 12, this morning.

Tributes paid to musical maestros

Tributes paid to musical maestros

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vibrations, a musical group, organised a musical evening, in association with the NZCC-Patiala and the Department of Cultural Affairs, at Tagore Theatre here today.

Robbers loot Rs 2.5 lakh from Panchkula showroom

Robbers loot Rs 2.5 lakh from Panchkula showroom

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

PANCHKULA: Unidentified armed robbers looted Rs 2.5 lakh from a showroom in Sector 16 after threatening showroom owner Hemant and workers at gunpoint late last night.

GMCH doc booked on charge of sexually harassing colleagues

GMCH doc booked on charge of sexually harassing colleagues

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: A doctor at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing three women doctors at the hospital Emergency in an inebriated state.

Inter-school debate competition organised

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: Brig Manmohan Singh Memorial Inter-School Debate 2019 was held at the school auditorium of Blossoms Sr Sec School, Patiala. The topic for the debate was “Majoritarianism is taking India down a dark and uncertain path”.

Efforts, not hype, can save city’s legacy for futureOPEN HOUSE: IS UT DOING ENOUGH TO STOP HERITAGE AUCTION ABROAD?

Efforts, not hype, can save city’s legacy for future

09 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

The matter regarding loss of Chandigarh''s valuable heritage at international auction houses has been given unnecessary hype. Instead of complicating the issue, a new perspective needs to be looked upon.

Vivek High cagers triumph

Vivek High cagers triumph

09 Dec 2019 | 7:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vivek High School, Sector 38, beat hosts St Kabir School, Sector 26, 50-39 in the boys’ U-14 final and claimed the St Kabir Trophy here.

Chandigarh stay on top

Chandigarh stay on top

09 Dec 2019 | 7:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh consolidated their position at the top of the Plate group with a 163-run win over Bihar on the third and penultimate day of their Cooch Behar Trophy match at Mahajan Cricket Grounds here today.

Kanwar stars in Gurukul win

Kanwar stars in Gurukul win

09 Dec 2019 | 7:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Kanwar scored 30 points as Gurukul Global School, Mani Majra, defeated hosts New Public School, Sector 18, 66-48 on the second day of Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament here today.

Aaradhna propels Dev Samaj

Aaradhna propels Dev Samaj

09 Dec 2019 | 7:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dev Samaj Cricket Academy, Sector 45, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 56, by nine wickets in Pandit Kedarnath Women U-19 Cricket Tournament final here today.

India face Canada in kabaddi final

India face Canada in kabaddi final

09 Dec 2019 | 7:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: India defeated USA 59-31 in the semifinals of the International Kabadi Tournament at Fatehgarh Sahib today. In the final, the hosts will face Canada, which edged out England 45-29 in the last-four contest.

Ripudaman, Abhinav fire St Stephen’s to victory

Ripudaman, Abhinav fire St Stephen’s to victory

09 Dec 2019 | 7:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ripudaman Singh scored a blistering century before Abhinav claimed a six-wicket haul to help hosts St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, beat Global Wisdom School, Dera Bassi, by 230 runs in a Molly Carver Memorial Tournament match here.

Units at focal point playing with fire

Units at focal point playing with fire

09 Dec 2019 | 7:41 AM

PATIALA: The massive fire in North Delhi’s congested Anaj Mandi that claimed 43 lives has again brought the condition of industrial units in the city into the limelight.

BIPS celebrates annual day

BIPS celebrates annual day

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA: To spread the message of woman empowerment, Bhupindra International Public School (BIPS) organised its annual function ‘JAGRITI – The awakening’ on Sunday.

Teachers threaten stir against minister for hurling ‘abuses’

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

PATIALA: In the aftermath of the alleged profane language used by Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla, various teachers’ unions have decided to hold protests in the state against him.

Experts dwell on decline in inequality among Latin American nations

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA: The VB Singh Memorial Lecture was delivered by Dr Giovanni Andrea Cornia, University of Florence, on the second day of the 61st Indian Society Labour Economics (ISLE) Conference hosted by the Centre for Development Economics and Innovative Studies, Punjabi University on Sunday.

SBI organises workshop to sensitise rural managers

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: The State Bank of India, Financial Inclusion and Micro Market, Network, Patiala conducted a one-day sensitisation workshop at SBI Banks at Sheranwala Gate building on Sunday. The workshop was held for rural branch managers of Punjab and Haryana.

Artist’s family gets Rs 35,000 assistance

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, provided Rs 35,000 financial help to the bereaved family of young light-sound artist Parveen Khanna, who died of heart attack recently.

BOXING NATIONALS

Railways boxers dominate as Sonia, Bhagyabati clinch gold

09 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

KANNUR (KERALA): World Championships silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and India Open Gold medallist Bhagyabati Kachari (81kg) won the top prizes as Railways clinched six gold medals to maintain their dominance at the Women’s National Boxing Championships.

Free treatment, counselling for rape victims

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: As a gesture of goodwill, a city-based hospital has announced to provide free treatment and counselling to rape victims.

Need to make people aware of stock, financial market: Expert

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Citizen Awareness Group (CAG) in association with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) organised an investor awareness programme.

Minister gives cheques for development works

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

MOHALI: Punjab Health and Family Welfare and Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu has said that though the Central Government owed Rs 4,100 crore of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to Punjab, no compromise would be held on development front.

Police now probing contract killing angleTEACHER’S MURDER

Police now probing contract killing angle

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

KHARAR: The police are yet to arrive at any conclusion in the murder case of a woman teacher, Sarabjit Kaur, who was shot dead outside her school on Thursday morning by an unidentified person.

Ex-employee arrested for assaulting media adviser

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have arrested a person for assaulting the media adviser posted in the Directorate of Horticulture on August 22.

Lalru man stabbed over petty argument

Lalru man stabbed over petty argument

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

LALRU: A petty argument over giving space on the road spurred a man to go on a stabbing spree in Lalru here on Saturday. A man suffered injuries in the attack. The victim, identified as Sudhir, a resident of Lalru, has been admitted to a hospital.

300-bed general hospital to come up in Nanakpur

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PANCHKULA: Keeping in view the rush of patients at the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 here, the Health Department is planning to set up a 300-bed general hospital in Nanakpur.

Country seeing arthritis epidemic, says surgeon

Country seeing arthritis epidemic, says surgeon

09 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Knee arthritis is expected to emerge as the fourth most common cause of physical disability in India in the next one decade, said Dr Vikram I Shah at a free orthopaedic camp in Sector 20 here.

CCTVs lying defunct at Zirakpur flyover

CCTVs lying defunct at Zirakpur flyover

09 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Driving on the Zirakpur flyover can be a delight but speeding is a major worry for commuters, especially when security cameras installed here have been lying defunct.

Army Service Corps celebrates its anniversary

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Army Service Corps (ASC) celebrated its 259th Corps Day at Headquarters Western Command, Chandimandir, today.

SEWAGE IN N-CHOE

Serve notice on offenders: Yadav

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: MC Commissioner KK Yadav today directed officials to issue notices to owners of buildings from which waste water is entering the storm water drainage system and ending up in the N-choe.

Stop demolition drives: CHB residents

Stop demolition drives: CHB residents

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of the Sector 47 coordination committee of the CHB Residents’ Welfare Federation held a rally in front of Sri Ram Mandir, Sector 47-D, in support of their demands.

BENCH MARK: LAW AND ORDER

Arrest crime, not just criminals

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

The powers that be need to arrest crime and not just the criminals by putting into operation with greater vigour the concept of “preventive” or “predictive” policing so firmly entrenched in the legal system abroad.

2,471 take possession of vending sites in city

2,471 take possession of vending sites in city

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: Of the total allotted 4,977 vending sites in the city, 2,471 vendors have taken the possession of the space in three days.

MC to spend Rs 1.37 lakh a day on temporary night shelters

MC to spend Rs 1.37 lakh a day on temporary night shelters

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: For temporary waterproof night shelters in the city, the Municipal Corporation (MC) is going to pay a whopping Rs 1.37 crore as rent for three and a half months. The amount comes out to be about Rs 1.37 lakh per day.

Man held with intoxicantsBRIEFLY

Man held with intoxicants

09 Dec 2019 | 7:14 AM

Kharar: The police arrested Varun Bhaita, a resident of Kharar, and claimed to have recovered 10 grams of white intoxicant powder from him on Saturday evening.

Annual show heldSCHOOL NOTES

Annual show held

09 Dec 2019 | 7:14 AM

Students of pre-nursery and nursery participated in their annual show, ‘Miracles of Nature’. Colonel Avnish Sharma (retd) graced the occasion as the chief guest. Mrida and Aradhya of nursery class presented a bouquet to the chief guest.

Tree branches lying on roadWHAT OUR READERS SAY

Tree branches lying on road

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

Branches of a tree in Park No 31, Sector 46-C, were chopped off by the Horticulture Department on November 29. These are still lying on the roadside touching a boundary wall of the park.

Students’ assn organises run at Sukhna Lake

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Ambedkar Students’ Assoication, PU, organised a run at Sukhna Lake here today. The event was to mark the death anniversary of Bharat Ratna BR Ambedkar.

A visit to special school

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan, Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, celebrated its founder’s day with children at the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26.

Senate to discuss panel suggestions on PhD, MPhil

Senate to discuss panel suggestions on PhD, MPhil

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University, in the upcoming Senate meeting, will take into consideration the recommendations of a committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor for framing rules and regulations of MPhil and PhD guidelines in accordance with the UGC minimum standards.

Experts dwell on use of artificial intelligence in war

Experts dwell on use of artificial intelligence in war

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: With artificial intelligence set to dictate the nature of future battlefields, experts discussed its importance and implications in the Indian context at a seminar on ‘War in the Artificial Intelligence Age’ here today.

Realtors for single-window clearance of projects

Realtors for single-window clearance of projects

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Single-window approval system and due diligence by property buyers were projected as solutions to most of the problems plaguing the real estate sector by Jagjit Singh Majha, president, Punjab Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI), here yesterday.

No mention of underpass in detailed project reportTRIBUNE FLYOVER

No mention of underpass in detailed project report

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: A detailed project report (DPR), submitted by a Mumbai-based STUP consultant, on feasibility study and planning for reducing traffic congestion from Tribune Chowk to UT’s boundary on the Ambala road and providing signal-free corridor was silent on the underpass option.

Cops yet to make headway in Sec 63 robbery

Cops yet to make headway in Sec 63 robbery

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police are yet to make any headway in the gunpoint robbery reported from a flat in Sector 63. The police said one of the miscreants had called the victim’s name, which suggested that he knew the victim.

Now, MC to spruce up Sector 17 Plaza

Now, MC to spruce up Sector 17 Plaza

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after a large number of vendors were shifted, Sector 17 Plaza is all set to see its good old days. The MC has started beautification and civic works there. It is also going to write to the Tourism Department to hold events at the Plaza, especially on the weekends.

Man nabbed in old case let off by court

Man nabbed in old case let off by court

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Anil Kumar, alias Tota (50), who was arrested on December 3 by the Special Investigation Team following his name appearing in a list of persons to be re-arrested, was today released by a court.

Teacher’s murder mystery deepens

Teacher’s murder mystery deepens

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

KHARAR: The police have failed to get any clue related to a murder of a schoolteacher by an unknown person in Kharar on Thursday. The victim, Sarabjit Kaur, was shot dead outside the school in front of her 5-year-old daughter.

Experts discuss advances in cancer diagnosis

Experts discuss advances in cancer diagnosis

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Around 1,000 participants from various parts of the country and almost 150 experts from India and abroad were part of the three-day 68th annual national conference of the India Association of Pathologist and Microbiologists (APCON-2019).

Adviser nod to councillors’ study tour to Kerala, Kolkata

Adviser nod to councillors’ study tour to Kerala, Kolkata

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Despite a row over Leh tour, UT Adviser Manoj Parida has given approval for the councillors’ “study tour” to Kerala and Kolkata.

Man arrested on rape chargeBRIEFLY

Man arrested on rape charge

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a Mani Majra resident for raping a 24-year-old woman on the pretext of marriage. The suspect has been identified as Waseem Abbas (30).

Manan to lead city in Ranji Trophy

Manan to lead city in Ranji Trophy

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Manan Vohra will lead the 15-member Chandigarh squad in the Ranji Trophy. Bipul Sharma has been named his deputy.

Tribune Model School athletics meet: Riyansh, Jigisha shine

Tribune Model School athletics meet: Riyansh, Jigisha shine

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Riyansh and Jigisha of Class I, Arham and Safiya of Class II and Devasnh and Ashlay of Class III were adjudged the Best Athletes in their respective categories during the two-day Annual Athletics Meet of Tribune Model School.

Monika guides PU into semis

Monika guides PU into semis

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Monika Pandey cracked an unbeaten half-century as Panjab University (PU) registered a 53-run win over Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, in the North Zone Inter-University Cricket Championship quarterfinals today.

Chandigarh smell victoryCOOCH BEHAR TROPHY

Chandigarh smell victory

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: A five-wicket haul by Raj Angad Bawa helped Chandigarh gain a vital 149-run first innings lead over Bihar on the second day of their Cooch Behar Trophy match at Mhajan Cricket Grounds here today.

Sonia battles past Ritu, enters boxing final

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

KANNUR (KERALA): Defending champions Railways dominated the proceedings as eight of their boxers, led by World Championships silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and India Open Gold medallist Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg), stormed into the finals of the Women’s National Boxing Championships here today.

Woman alleges torture for dowry

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: A woman raised an allegation of torture against her husband, who happens to be the gunman of Adviser to the Chief Minister.

Armed Forces Flag Day observed

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: Cadets of the Army, Naval and Air Wings of the National Cadets Corps NCC) started a campaign to raise funds for the welfare of defence veterans and their families on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day at Government Mohindra College, Patiala.

3-day labour economics conference begins

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar on Saturday said experts in the field of economics need to conduct extensive research to find solution to issues in the country, including duality in employment, lack of social security, and health related safety measures.

Jobless health workers deface public property

Jobless health workers deface public property

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: Unemployed multipurpose health workers, who are on an indefinite strike over the demand of employment for the last five days, on Saturday wrote slogans on the Mall road divider as part of their protest.

SAD slams move to transfer shamlat land for industries

SAD slams move to transfer shamlat land for industries

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: Members of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday slammed the state government’s decision of transferring the shamlat land (common panchayat land) for development of industrial projects.

Electric shock kills lineman

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

MOHALI: A lineman working with the PSPCL was electrocuted while repairing a fault in a transformer at Omaxe Society near Mullanpur Garibdas late on Friday night.

Six food samples taken during Diwali found spurious

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMBALA: As many as six samples out of 32 taken by the Food and Drugs Administration in October around Diwali festival were found adulterated in the quality test.

Cleanliness drive held

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: As a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, WE Excel Software Pvt Ltd organised a cleanliness drive at IT Park, Chandigarh, in association with the civic body.

SELF-IMMOLATION CASE

Panchkula police scrutinise CCTV footage at ISBT-43

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

PANCHKULA: The Haryana Police today visited the ISBT, Sector 43, Chandigarh, to scrutinise CCTV footage to probe a case related to 15-year-old girl, who set herself ablaze at a park in Panchkula.

Commissioner inspects N-choe

Commissioner inspects N-choe

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Looking into the issue of untreated waste water being discharged into the N-choe and directions issued by the National Green Tribunal, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav and Chief Engineer Shailender Singh, among others, conducted thorough inspection of the N-choe today.

Renovation work of MC building begins

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Rajesh Kumar formally got the renovation work of three floors of the MC building started in Sector 17 here today.

Signature campaign against social evils begins in Ambala

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

AMBALA: After evoking overwhelming response to its first-of-its-type ‘rice-for-plastic’ campaign, Ambala has launched a signature campaign against social evils in the district.

WASTE SEGREGATION

MC, garbage collectors ink MoU

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a boost to the Municipal Corporation’s door-to-door waste segregation project, garbage collectors today signed an MoU with the civic body.

Senate meet on Dec 14

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Due for December 14, PU Senate meeting will take into consideration 17 issues, including the recommendations by the Board of Finance (BoF).

Four of family acquittedVOLUNTARY CAUSING HURT

Four of family acquitted

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has acquitted four members of a family in a case of voluntary causing hurt to three members of a family of Sector 56, Chandigarh.

Interaction on Indian music

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The First Friday Forum organised a talk on ‘Indian Music: Magic and Medicine’ at the Punjab Kala Bhawan here on Friday.

EWS ADMISSIONS

Don’t seek document other than those prescribed: DEO to schools

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Education Officer (DEO) has issued directions to six schools for not seeking documents other than the prescribed ones for admission of students from the economically weaker section (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.

Plogging at Sukhna

Plogging at Sukhna

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: As part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, cadets of the Chandigarh Naval NCC unit carried out a plogging drive at Sukhna Lake here today.

Syndicate meeting postponed

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The meeting of Panjab University’s top governing body, the Syndicate, which was slated for 11 am today at the Syndicate Hall, was postponed to December 13.

JBT RECRUITMENT SCAM

Edu Dept sacks 42 teachers

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Education Department has terminated the services of 42 teachers whose name surfaced in an FIR regarding a JBT teachers recruitment scam.

Gen VP Malik pays tributes to martyrs

Gen VP Malik pays tributes to martyrs

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: To mark National Flag Day and to set the stage for the upcoming Military Literature Festival, three former chiefs, along with others, paid tributes to the martyrs at the Chandigarh War Memorial here today.

Hotel owner shot at in Ambala City

Hotel owner shot at in Ambala City

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

AMBALA: A hotel owner sustained a bullet injury after an unidentified person opened fire at him in Ambala City late on Friday night. The victim has been identified as Rajesh Kumar (58), a resident of Ambala City.

Youth gets 20-yr jail for raping 10-yr-old

Youth gets 20-yr jail for raping 10-yr-old

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded 20 years of imprisonment to a 19-year-old youth for raping a 10-year-old girl in January this year.

Kharar DSP’s reader caught taking bribe

Kharar DSP’s reader caught taking bribe

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

KHARAR: Mohali Vigilance sleuths today caught a cop working as a reader in the office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police-1 here red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 20,000.

Couple robbed at gunpoint in Sec 63

Couple robbed at gunpoint in Sec 63

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four unidentified youths committed a robbery at gunpoint at a flat in Sector 63 here on the intervening night of December 6 and 7. The robbers made off with Rs 3.5 lakh and three mobile phones.

Two Nigerians arrested with  Rs 2.5-cr heroin

Two Nigerians arrested with Rs 2.5-cr heroin

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police arrested two Nigerians involved in drug peddling and recovered heroin worth Rs 2.5 crore from them on Thursday.

Sector 1 to 6, 17 now vendor-free

Sector 1 to 6, 17 now vendor-free

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Sector 17 Plaza and Sector 1 to 6, including Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake, became free of street vendors today.

Tow-away charges for cars hiked to  Rs 2K

Tow-away charges for cars hiked to Rs 2K

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Now, you will have to pay Rs 2,000 in case the police tow away your car for wrong parking.

Thieves cut open ATM, decamp with  Rs 3 lakh

Thieves cut open ATM, decamp with Rs 3 lakh

07 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PATIALA:Three masked men robbed an ATM at Gaju Majra village in Passiana block in the wee hours of Friday.

Man opens fire on wife, nephew

07 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PATIALA:A man opened fire on his wife and nephew leaving them critical.

First all-woman post office opens in city

First all-woman post office opens in city

07 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PATIALA:The city today got its first all-woman post office at District Court complex.

Child rights commission seeks report on English as medium of instruction

07 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought a status report from the Education Department over use of English as a medium of instruction in primary schools.

Play Titli dwells on abuse of girls

Play Titli dwells on abuse of girls

07 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

PATIALA:The seven-day 6th Norah Richards National Theatre Festival came to an endon Friday.

Defence experts dwell upon indigenisation avenues

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A national-level nodal technology centre (NTC) symposium to explore avenues in indigenisation in the aerospace sector and encourage the industry to participate in research and development as well as production of components required by the armed forces was organised at No.3 Base Repair Deport (3BRD) on Friday.

UT sees sharp in malaria, dengue cases

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city has witnessed a sharp decline in the cases of malaria, dengue and chikungunya this year.

WHAT OUR READERS SAY

Flyover in city need of the hour

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

SUKHWANT BHULLAR:I feel the discussion over the flyover project is useless.

Tribune Model School athletics meet kicks off

Tribune Model School athletics meet kicks off

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The 8th Annual Athletics Meet of Tribune Model School for Classes I to III kicked off here today.

Aus tame Lanka, Kiwis lord over Kenya

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

PATIALA:Australia registered a 50-36 win over Sri Lanka in an International Kabaddi Tournament match at Raja Bhalindra Singh Sports Complex here today.

Punjab FC face QEB test at homeI-LEAGUE

Punjab FC face QEB test at home

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

LUDHIANA:Kolkata giants Quess East Bengal (QEB) will square off against former champions Punjab FC in a Hero

BOXING NATIONALS

Sonia storms into semifinals

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

KANNUR (KERALA):Last year’s World Championships silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and Cologne World Cup gold medallist Meenakumari Devi (54kg) confirmed their medals as they stormed into the semifinals of 4th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships here today.

Azad, Pratham take Chandigarh to 247 on Day 1

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:A half-century each by Arjun Azad and Pratham Singh helped hosts Chandigarh pile up 247 runs against Bihar on the first day of their Cooch Behar Trophy match here today.

PAPER LEAK SCAM

UT police constitute SIT to nab suspects

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police today constituted a special investigation team (SIT) in the Haryana SSC ITI instructor paper leak scam for in-depth investigation of the case and to arrest the main suspect as well the master mind of the scam.

Autopsy of girl who set herself ablaze conducted

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

PANCHKULA:A post-mortem examination of a 15-year-old girl, who allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at a park here on Thursday evening, was conducted today.

STF nabs youth with 1-kg heroin

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

MOHALI:The Special Task Force (STF) unit of the Mohali police here today claimed to have arrested a youth for possessing 1 kg of heroin from the Patran-Sangrur road crossing on Thursday evening.

Youth gets five-year rigorous imprisonment for attempt to murder

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court has awarded five-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) to a 20-year-old resident of Dhanas in an attempt to murder case.

Vij seeks Defence Minister’s assistance for airport project

Vij seeks Defence Minister’s assistance for airport project

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

AMBALA:Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij today met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi to request his intervention and convene a high-level meeting to sort out the issue regarding land required for the domestic airport in Ambala Cantonment.

Man duped of Rs 1 lakh in ATM fraud

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

PANCHKULA:A resident of Pinjore was duped of Rs 1 lakh by miscreants using a clone of his ATM card last month.

NON-PRODUCTION OF ACCUSED & WITNESSES DURING TRIAL

DGP, Home Secy of Haryana, Punjab, UT summoned by HC

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:In an exceptional order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) has summoned the Home Secretaries and the Directors-General of Police (DGP) of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh after taking cognisance of non-production of accused and witnesses during trial.

CGHS told to reimburse Rs 85,000 to Patiala couple

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Additional Director, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), to reimburse nearly Rs 85,000 to a Patiala couple and pay Rs 15,000 as compensation for causing mental agony to them.

Workshop on sexual harassment at workplace

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: To ensure a safe, secure and gender-neutral campus, Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, conducted a workshop on “Enhancing Capacity in Preventing Sexual Harassment at the Workplace” in association with National Alliance Of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) on the campus.

Tributes paid to Bhai Vir Singh

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University, celebrated the 147th birth anniversary of Bhai Vir Singh, also called the father of modern Punjabi Literature, on Thursday.

Students convert IC engine into electric vehicle

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

MOHALI:Students of Department of Mechanical Engineering of Rayat Bahra University have converted an internal combustion engine (IC) car into an electric vehicle.

PGI staffer conferred with national award

PGI staffer conferred with national award

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu conferred Alka Chaudhary, programme assistant-cum-data entry operator, Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO), PGIMER, with the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)-2019.

Annual day celebrated

Annual day celebrated

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ashiana Public School organised its annual day function with great fervour.

UIFT hosts 1st alumni meet

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amidst much excitement and cheer, the University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD), Panjab University, hosted its first alumni meet — Reconnect 2019 — on Friday.

SFS rakes up storm over Ayodhya verdict

SFS rakes up storm over Ayodhya verdict

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of the Students For Society (SFS), the left-leaning student political wing of Panjab University, raked up a storm over putting up posters reading ‘Rebuild Babri; Stop Hindutva Fascism’ against the controversial Ayodhya verdict on Friday.

Judicial officers get training in human trafficking cases

Judicial officers get training in human trafficking cases

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the Chandigarh Judicial Academy held the first session of a series of mock trials on human trafficking cases.

Chhatbir Zoo lion safari gets two new roaring guests

Chhatbir Zoo lion safari gets two new roaring guests

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The lion safari at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, commonly known as Chhatbir Zoo, is set to reverberate with the roar of more lions as the zoo authorities released two more male Asiatic lions here this morning.

Cops trying to trace estranged husbandTEACHER’S MURDER

Cops trying to trace estranged husband

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

KHARAR:The police are yet to find any clue to the murder of Sarabjit Kaur, a teacher at Knowledge Bus Global School, Sunny Enclave, Kharar, who was shot dead by an unknown person outside her school yesterday morning.

UT halves traders’ onion stock limit

UT halves traders’ onion stock limit

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Acting on the directions of the Centre, the UT Administration has revised the stock limit of onion for traders.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
NSUI members clash  with cops during protest

NSUI members clash with cops during protest

11 Dec 2019 | 7:53 AM

NEW DELHI:The police dispersed a protest-march of Congress’ student outfit NSUI against the national education policy and accused the NDA Government of taking anti-student steps at Jantar Mantar area here today.

HC relief for Kejriwal

11 Dec 2019 | 7:53 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court today put on hold the proceedings in a criminal defamation complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for re-tweeting an allegedly defamatory video circulated by YouTuber Dhruv Rathee in May 2018.

Air better, SC allows construction in NCR

Air better, SC allows construction in NCR

10 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

NEW DELHI: As air quality index (AQI) showed improvement, the Supreme Court on Monday partially lifted the ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR region and allowed such activities from 6 am to 6 pm.

New policy on seized liquor

09 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:In a first, people can now buy seized liquor at 25 per cent cheaper prices than prevailing market rates as the Delhi government has issued an order to sell such liquor.

NHAI gets land for Meerut expressway

09 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

GHAZIABAD:The district administration has handed over 71 hectares to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for the construction of the Delhi-Meerut expressway here, an official said here today.

No place for Taliban-style justice: Delhi HC ex-judge

09 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Against the backdrop of the Hyderabad rape-murder incident and gunning down of the four accused in an alleged encounter, former Delhi High Court judge RS Sodhi today said it was the duty of the police to protect the accused and there was no place for 'Talibani justice' in the country.

Three nabbed for Rs 15L robbery

Three nabbed for Rs 15L robbery

08 Dec 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly robbing the cashier of a private company of around Rs 15 lakh at gun-point in Shahdara''s Geeta Colony area, police said on Saturday.

Delhi air quality ‘very poor’

Delhi air quality ‘very poor’

08 Dec 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI: The air quality in the national capital was in the "very poor" category Saturday morning. The overall air quality in the city was 370 at 9.45 am; it was ''severe'' with an AQI of 404 at 4 pm Friday.

YMCA launches Christmas festivity for senior citizens

08 Dec 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI: The New Delhi YMCA today launched its unique Christmas festivities hosting a get-together for senior citizens with over 100 of them from various old age homes in the capital organising a lunch and a musical show.

Four Afghan nationals held with Rs 35L foreign currency

Four Afghan nationals held with Rs 35L foreign currency

08 Dec 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI: Four Afghan travellers have been apprehended with over Rs 35 lakh foreign currency by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport, officials said on Saturday.

Take note of ex-PM’s ’84 riots statement, says DSGMC chief

Take note of ex-PM’s ’84 riots statement, says DSGMC chief

07 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today appealed to the Supreme Court (SC) to take notice of the statement of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and order a probe into the matter.

Three robbers arrested

07 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Three men were arrested for allegedly robbing people of their belongings on highway after offering them lifts, police said on Friday.

7 held for stealing train passengers’ luggage

07 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Seven persons have been arrested from the New Delhi Railway Station on the charge of committing theft on trains, and stolen items worth Rs 20 lakh were recovered from them, police said on Friday.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Day after Cong workers’ meet, MLAs to meet Capt, minister

Day after Cong workers’ meet, MLAs to meet Capt, minister

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the workers’ meet, Congress MLAs today decided to hold a meeting with the Chief Minister and the Local Bodies Minister in Chandigarh regarding various issues, including the need for development grants, sealing of buildings and implementation of the one-time settlement scheme.

68 SAD leaders seek action over Makkar’s expletives

68 SAD leaders seek action over Makkar’s expletives

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after former MLA Sarabjeet Makkar used abusive language against SAD district (urban) president Kulwant Singh Manan at the delegates’ meeting at Sodal gurdwara, as many as 68 SAD leaders, including five councillors, seven former councillors, 12 circle presidents, SC wing, BC wing and Istri Akali Dal leaders, have come together seeking action against Makkar from the party high command.

144th Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan from Dec 27

144th Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan from Dec 27

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today assured support and cooperation from the district administration to the Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha for organising the world renowned annual 144th Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan from December 27 to 29 at the Sri Devi Talaab Mandir complex.

Grappler Gursharan Kaur bags goldSOUTH ASIAN GAMES

Grappler Gursharan Kaur bags gold

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Gursharan Kaur, who won a gold medal in the Senior National Wrestling Championship held at PAP grounds here from November 29 to December 1, has again given a reason to cheer by winning a gold in the 76-kg category in the recently concluded South Asian Games in Nepal.

Give solution or face protests: Traders

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The Federation of Jalandhar Industrial and Traders’ Association has given an ultimatum of a month to the state government that in this period if the government won’t give attention towards the dying industry, they (traders and manufacturers) would start protesting against the government.

13-yr-old cancer patient needs financial help

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Japjee (13), a Class VIII student of Kendriya Vidyalaya No II, Jalandhar Cantt, who has been admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh, needs financial help.

Paying from own pocket for public works, say councillors

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

JALANDHAR: As state Congress chief Sunil Kumar Jakhar heard grievances of party workers at a meeting today, city councillors opened their heart and shared problems regarding development funds coming to the Municipal Corporation.

Five arrested for gambling

Five arrested for gambling

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: A team of the CIA Staff 1 of the police today arrested five persons who were allegedly involved in illegal gambling.

Accord speedy clearance to investment proposals: DC

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today asked all departments to accord speedy clearance to investment proposals through the Business First Portal.

Investor’s summit: Govt promises to give a boost to industrial sector

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

JALANDHAR: The two-day Progressive Punjab Investors Summit-2019 culminated with the state government promising to take steps to boost the industrial sector.

Parent-teacher meet in govt schools on Dec 13

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The State Education Department will hold parent-teacher meetings (PTMs) on December 13 across all government schools in the state.

Day observed 3 days later, only flag pinning ceremony heldARMED FORCES FLAG DAY

Day observed 3 days later, only flag pinning ceremony held

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Three days after the Armed Forces Flag Day, the District Sainik Welfare Office today observed the day and pinned flags in the District Administrative Complex (DAC).

Students highlight importance of ‘Human Rights Day’

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

PHAGWARA: Staff and students of MLU DAV College Phagwara celebrated ‘Human Rights Day’ on the college campus here today under the guidance of principal Dr Kiranjeet Randhawa.

3,250 examined at dental camp

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

KAPURTHALA: The 32nd free dental health fortnight that was organised by Health Department, Kapurthala, from Nov 25 to Dec 9 under the supervision of Dr Jasmeet Kaur Bawa concluded here today.

Model Town road in poor state, commuters suffer

Model Town road in poor state, commuters suffer

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

JALANDHAR: The road in the heart of the city near Darshan Singh Kaypee Chowk, Model Town, lies in a pitiable condition due to which commuters are facing inconvenience.

Annual sports day celebratedCAMPUS NOTES

Annual sports day celebrated

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

Jalandhar: CT Kindergarten organised its annual sports day on the premises of CT Public School (CTPC) with fervor. Students of kindergarten marched on the track dressed in vibrant colours.

IN BRIEF

Awareness camp for labourers

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The Labour Department on Tuesday organised an awareness camp at construction sites in the city to register a maximum number of construction workers to enable them to avail benefits of various schemes under the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board.

AAP holds protest against rising prices of essential commodities

AAP holds protest against rising prices of essential commodities

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

JALANDHAR: The city unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today held a protest by wearing garlands made of onions.

Athletes up in arms over damaged track

Athletes up in arms over damaged track

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

JALANDHAR: Track banao, bhavishya bachao; kheda val dhyan wadhaoge, fir hi nashe ghataoge; sharam naal sir jhuk jaanda hai, jad Punjab kheda vich piche aunda hai.

Heavy metals cause toxicity in humans: Expert

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Dr Sachin Verma, senior medical consultant at the Ivy Hospital here on Monday said, “The menace of the increased air pollution has become one of the biggest problems faced by the mankind.

Early transportation of Prabhleen’s body sought from Canada MEA to MP

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

Jalandhar: The Indian consulate in Canada was closely following the Prabhleen Kaur’s case and taking steps to bring her mortal remains to India, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in a letter to Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary today.

CAMPUS NOTES

Badnore attends school function

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

Jalandhar: Mayor World School celebrated its annual function in the school premises with a great pomp and show. VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, graced the occasion as the chief guest of the day.

BRIEFLY

Publishers' assn gets new chief

10 Dec 2019 | 7:05 AM

Jalandhar: The Punjab Publishers Association on Monday unanimously elected Balwant Sharma of the MBD group as its president at a meeting held here.

2 girls abducted

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

Phagwara: On a complaint by their kin, the city police registered two cases of abduction here on Saturday.

Six new courts inaugurated

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Daya Chaudhary and Justice Rajan Gupta on Saturday inaugurated six additional courts at additional fourth floor and kids day care centre at the District Judicial Complex.

1 electrocuted, seven injured

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: A man died while seven others were injured after being electrocuted in Maqsuda here on Sunday.

Khullar is Youth Cong panel prez

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

PHAGWARA: Factionalism in the Congress in Phagwara witnessed during the elections of Youth Congress.

Firm told to pay Rs90K relief to complainant

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: The district Permanent Lok Adalat has directed National Insurance Company to pay Rs90,000 as compensation with 9 per cent interest per annum and litigation charges of Rs15,000 to a city-based resident for its laxity in providing the benefits of an insurance policy.

Triple delight for city player

Triple delight for city player

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Ram Lakhan (57), a resident of Rama Mandi, has brought laurels to the state by bagging three titles during the Yonex-Sunrise All India Masters Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Dhanwate National College in Nagpur.

Farmers seek dismissal of stubble burning cases

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Farmers have demanded withdrawals of FIRs registered against them for burning stubble. They said the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and Supreme Court had issued instructions that farmers should not be completely held responsible for burning stubble in fields.

961 villages to get a facelift

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: The state government will soon initiate development works worth Rs41.

Students to get practice sheets

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: In a circular to school principals, the State Council of Educational Research and Training, Punjab, has said to improve communication skills of students from Classes VI to XII, practice sheets and testing tools will be sent.

MSME council sees 550 cases in one year

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) council was set up in the district in December last year.

Woman kills self, 3 booked

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Irked over a domestic dispute, Ikwinder Kaur (24), wife of Vishambhar Singh, committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan at her house in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar.

Green message by city girls echoes at film fest

Green message by city girls echoes at film fest

09 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

JALANDHAR: Two young filmmakers from the city brought laurels to the city after their movie selected for the 10th Centre for Media Studies (CMS) VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Film Festival, which was held from November 27 to 30 in New Delhi.

Retired principal in coma for year after undergoing surgery

Retired principal in coma for year after undergoing surgery

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: On December 10, 2018, Asha Sharma (66), a retired principal of a DSSD Girls Senior Secondary School, fell from the Activa scooter that her husband was driving and fractured the humerus (the long bone in the upper arm) shaft of her right arm.

Hoshiarpur pip Fatehgarh Sahib

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In the first match of the Punjab Inter-District U-19 Cricket Tournament, Hoshiarpur won by earning 3 points while Fatehgarh Sahib managed to get 1 point.

CAMPUS NOTES

PowerPoint contest held

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

Jalandhar: Sanskriti KMV School hosted Jalandhar Sahodaya Inter-school PowerPoint competition for its students.

Seminar awares students about drug de-addiction at school

Seminar awares students about drug de-addiction at school

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: An awareness seminar on drug de-addiction was organised at SD Model School by Satyamev Jayate Society here today.

Gusto marks annual day at CT School

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: CT World School celebrated its 1st annual day function, ‘Avirav’—bold and fearless—with a myriad of celebrations replete with music, dances and hues of colours amidst zest.

SC dismisses SLP filed by JIT in Archit Gupta case

SC dismisses SLP filed by JIT in Archit Gupta case

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT), which is already reeling under debts and losing cases one after another filed by allottees in the district, state and national consumer forums due to its failed housing schemes, has suffered another jolt after the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the special leave petition (SLP) filed by the JIT against the orders of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in the Archit Gupta case.

Need for time-bound justice in rape cases, says minister

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

PHAGWARA: Union Minister of State Som Parkash condemned the rape incidents at a press conference that was held at local Rest house here today.

Honey Joshi, Angad win Youth Congress polls

Honey Joshi, Angad win Youth Congress polls

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: In the results of the Youth Congress elections declared here today, Honey Joshi, who had the support of all MLAs and halqa in-charges of Jalandhar (rural), won the poll, becoming the Jalandhar (rural) Youth Congress president.

Free home drop service: Amid many test calls, one woman seeks help

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as the police have implemented the free home drop service during night in the district for helpless women in both city and rural areas, only one woman sought police help for dropping her home.

Treat for biryani lovers in city

Treat for biryani lovers in city

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Biryani By Kilo (BBK) launched its dining outlet located at Chotti Baradari Market here today. The brand aims to complete the Northern region of the country and aims to build a network of 6-8 outlets across the state by the next Year.

Three booked for assaultBRIEFLY

Three booked for assault

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

NAKODAR: The Nakodar police have booked three members of a family for allegedly assaulting panchayat members and trying to encroach upon panchayat land.

Alumni recollect memories at college

Alumni recollect memories at college

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: To mark the 81st birth anniversary of Late Sardar Babir Singh, former member of parliament, cabinet minister, Punjab, and president, Lyallpur Khalsa College governing council, an alumni meet was held on the premises of Lyallpur Khalsa College here today.

Letter claims child panel suggestions were ignored

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The resignation of a retired sessions judge from the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Jalandhar amidst serious allegations being levelled regarding child protection services in the city has kicked up a hornet’s nest.

Expedite work on sewage treatment plant, says DC

Expedite work on sewage treatment plant, says DC

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

PHILLAUR: Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today asked the Local Government Department to expedite the process of starting the work on sewage treatment plant (STP) at Goraya.

Ambedkar’s role in women empowerment highlighted

Ambedkar’s role in women empowerment highlighted

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today said Dr BR Ambedkar would be ever remembered by one and all as a far-sighted leader who gave wings to the idea of women empowerment by enshrining the equal rights for the women in the Indian Constitution.

Man approaches PMO against JIT

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Vinod Sood, a resident of Model Gram, Ludhiana, who is also the owner of plot no. 279-D at Surya Enclave Extension, a scheme launched by the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) in 2011, has said despite making several requests and visits to JIT officials, he has neither received possession of his plot nor got any refund.

UK-based NRI to open cancer research centre at Rs 25 cr

UK-based NRI to open cancer research centre at Rs 25 cr

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: UK-based NRI Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal is set to open a cancer research centre at a cost of Rs25 crore near Surya Enclave here.

Kapurthala civic body elevation ‘fails’ to serve its purpose

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

KAPURTHALA: It has been nearly 10 months since the Municipal Council of Kapurthala was upgraded to a municipal corporation, but residents said their day-to-day work were not being done.

It’s MP Chaudhary vs rest in Youth Cong poll

It’s MP Chaudhary vs rest in Youth Cong poll

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The elections to Jalandhar (Rural) Youth Congress posts that ended on Friday turned out to be a contest between local MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh and the rest of the MLAs and halqa incharges as the former was in favour of Manvir Cheema while others supported Honey Joshi.

Axing of 80 trees for community centre stirs row in Hoshiarpur

Axing of 80 trees for community centre stirs row in Hoshiarpur

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Axing trees for construction of a community centre in the Civil Lines area here has courted a controversy as around 80 trees have been cut for clearing the land. It also includes a green mango tree, cutting of which is banned.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
Gang of vehicle thieves busted

Gang of vehicle thieves busted

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: The Sarabha Nagar police today claimed to have busted an interstate gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of four suspects.

More trouble in store for MC building branch

More trouble in store for MC building branch

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: There seems to be more trouble in store for officials and field staff of building branch of the Municipal Corporation as the MC top brass has recommended to the state government (Local Government Department) that two building inspectors, Kuljit Singh Mangat and Rahul Kumar, be suspended for dereliction of duty and other misdemeanours such as conniving with unscrupulous developers and causing huge financial loss to the civic body.

Calligraphy is more than an art form

Calligraphy is more than an art form

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: In the age of abbreviated expressions and emoticons, any talk about calligraphy may seem at the best anachronistic and at the worst redundant.

Illegal shopping block razed

Illegal shopping block razed

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: A team of officials and field staff of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation today razed a block of shops under construction near Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital in Shastri Nagar which were being raised on a residential plot without an approved building plan.

IOs to face action for sitting on complaints for 3 months

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: After the launch of the Know Your Case scheme by the Ludhiana police, the Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Agrawal, has come to know about a large number of complaints lying pending at police stations, some for over a year.

19-yr-old jilted lover hangs self at home

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: A 19-year-old jilted lover, a student of plus two, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the grill of a window at his residence in Aman Park on Tharike Road.

PSEB BOARD EXAMS

Students without Aadhaar fail to register for exams

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Class V and VIII of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) will also appear for board exams this year, registration for which is already on.

BKU serves ultimatum, wants FIRs cancelledSTUBBLE BURNING

BKU serves ultimatum, wants FIRs cancelled

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: Adopting tough stance against indiscriminate registration of criminal cases against farmers for stubble burning across the state, the Bharti Kisan Union – Lakhowal (BKU) today served an ultimatum to the state government for immediate cancellation of all FIRs failing which, the BKU would lead a mass agitation of farmers against this injustice.

Date sheet changes catch pol science students unawares

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

SAHNEWAL: Students of BA Semester-V, who had come to appear for their political science exam at various examination centres today, returned disheartened as Panjab University (PU) postponed the date of examination to December 18.

Transport workers’ union submits memorandum

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: Employees of the Punjab Roadways, PUNBUS, State Transport, under the banner of Punjab Government Transport Workers’ Union, has submitted a memorandum to the authorities today, asking for the early redressal of their long-pending demands.

‘Pak has more Sikh heritage than India’

‘Pak has more Sikh heritage than India’

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: Parvasi Sahit Adhyan Kendra of postgraduate department of Punjabi, GGN Khalsa College, in collaboration with Lok Virsat Academy, organised an interactive session to discuss US-based Dalvir Pannu’s book ‘The Sikh Heritage Beyond Borders’.

‘Regular health check-up helps lead healthy life’

‘Regular health check-up helps lead healthy life’

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: The Department of Dietetics of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in association with IDA (Punjab Chapter) organised the 5th CNE on Metabolic Syndrome – A Nutritional Perspective.

14 booked for assault on INTUC (youth) chief

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: In the attack on senior Congress leader and INTUC state president (youth) Kawaljit Narula, the police have registered an FIR against 14 assailants.

Agri varsity, Haryana firm ink pact for sugarcane juice bottling technology

Agri varsity, Haryana firm ink pact for sugarcane juice bottling technology

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) inked a pact with Kaveri Power Industries, VPO Kharkari, district Hisar, Haryana, for commercialisation of sugarcane juice bottling technology.

Five get four-year jail in attempt-to-murder case

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Balwinder Kumar has convicted Tarun Kumar and Raj Malhotra, Sandeep Kumar, Sanjiv Kumar, Rommi, all residents of Vijay Nagar, near Dhudharai Mandir, Ludhiana, in a case of attempt to murder.

Two city-based entrepreneurs to be honoured

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: An event – marking the global celebrations of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev – will be held to launch the second edition of Jewels of Punjab: Leading Global Punjab Personalities, at The Ashok Hotel, Delhi, on December 20.

Agri, vet experts receive training in epidemiology

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: A faculty training programme on ‘Advances in molecular epidemiology’ commenced at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University today.

Targeted therapies less toxic, can treat lung cancer, says doctor

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: Every year, about 67,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in the country. For a long time, it was believed that only men who smoke or used to smoke would develop lung cancer.

Agri varsity marks ‘Women in agricultural’ day

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: The All-India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) in the department of human development and family studies, College of Community Science, Punjab Agricultural University, organised activities to celebrate ‘Women in Agriculture’ day.

Dharna in support of DSP Sekhon

Dharna in support of DSP Sekhon

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: Jai Parkash Jain, popularly known as Titu Baniya, who fought the last parliamentary elections, today staged a dharna in support of DSP Balwinder Singh Sekhon.

Double delight for Ishaan, JasrajBADMINTON TOURNEY

Double delight for Ishaan, Jasraj

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: Ishaan Chawla and Jasraj Singh stole the limelight, clinching two titles each in the boys’ section in the Ludhiana District Open Sub-Junior Badminton Championship held at Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Sazaljeet, Harnoor emerge winners in U-16 groupOPEN DISTRICT CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Sazaljeet, Harnoor emerge winners in U-16 group

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA: Sazaljeet Kaur and Harnoor Singh came out triumphant in the girls and boys (U-16) sections in the Open Ludhiana District Cross-Country Championship held at Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill Park here today.

IN BRIEF

Two gang-rape accused held

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

Ludhiana: The PO wing of the city police have nabbed two gang-rape accused who had absconded for the past four years.

BCM pupils to represent state at essay competition

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA:Students of BCM School, Chandigarh Road, have brought laurels to the school by winning prizes in the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) essay writing competition, organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, and supported by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

SCHOOL NOTES

‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’ activity

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

Ludhiana: Green Land Convent School, New Subhash Nagar, organised series of activities on the theme ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ for the students of primary wing with an aim to celebrate ‘unity in diversity’ of the nation.

COLLEGE NOTES

Rotaract Club donates grains to blind

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

Ludhiana: The Rotaract Club of Malwa Central College of Education for Women Model Town, undertook a fortnight donation project “Handful of grains” from November 25 to December 9.

Golf tourney at Khanna on December 22

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA:The second edition of the DPS Open Golf Tournament will be held at Delhi Public School, Khanna, in Ludhiana district on December 22.

Armed Forces Flag Day observed

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA:Armed Forces Flag Day was observed in Ludhiana today.

Physiotherapy camp held

11 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

LUDHIANA:Aaram Physiotherapy Clinic (APC) conducted a free physiotherapy camp at the head post office in Bharat Nagar Chowk.

AAP protests rising prices of essential commodities

AAP protests rising prices of essential commodities

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: To mark their protest against the rising prices of essential commodities, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) carried out a protest march from Jagraon Bridge to Mini Secretariat here today.

SCHOOL NOTES

MGM Public donates to cancer NGO

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

The director of MGM Public School, Gajjan Singh Thind, has donated Rs 1,28,000 to Global Cancer Concern of India. The money was collected by the staff , students and management.

Green Land School students bag 45 medalsLSSC KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Green Land School students bag 45 medals

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar bypass branch, proved too good for their opponents, securing as many as 45 medals, including 24 gold, 17 silver and four bronze medals in the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Karate Championship held on December 7 and 8.

Gurnaz, Ananya survive scare, enter semifinalsBADMINTON C'SHIP

Gurnaz, Ananya survive scare, enter semifinals

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: Gurnaz and Ananya Nijhawan survived some anxious moments against their respective opponents before wrapping up the issues to advance into the semifinals in the girls’ singles (U-11) on the second day of the Sub-Junior Open Ludhiana Badminton Championship being held at Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Punjab Football Club to take on Chennai City FC todayHERO I-LEAGUE

Punjab Football Club to take on Chennai City FC today

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: A keen tussle is on the cards when Punjab Football Club (FC) takes on the defending champions, Chennai City FC, in a crucial match in the ongoing Hero I-League scheduled to be played at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Mother, son attacked over trivial issue

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: The Division No. 7 police have registered a case of assault under sections 323/324/34 of the IPC against Amit Kumar, alias Mogli, of Balmiki Mohalla in EWS Colony on Tajpur Road, and three unknown persons on a complaint of Sunita Rani, a resident of the same locality.

Bajrang Dal leader joins LIP

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA:Senior Bajrang Dal leader Paramjeet Singh Fauji, along with his aides, has joined the Lok Insaaf Party (LIP).

MC to upgrade sewerage system at Dhandari Khurd

MC to upgrade sewerage system at Dhandari Khurd

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: Finally, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has floated tenders for upgrade of the existing sewerage system in three badly affected areas - Prem Nagar, Jagdish Colony and ''Masjid Wali Gali'' - of Dhandari Khurd in ward 28 wherein residents have been suffering a lot due to overflowing sewers for the past few year.

‘Interstitial lung disease more fatal’

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) organised a CME on interstitial lung diseases at IMA here.

Summit will give boost to industry: CICU president

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: The Progressive Punjab Summit held in Mohali for two days will certainly prove helpful for the industry, feel many industrialists here.

Cong asks SAD to clear its stand on Rajoana

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

PAYAL: Congress leaders today asked the SAD leadership to clear its stand on Balwant Singh Rajoana clemency case and terrorism.

YAD hails encounter killing of Hyderabad rape accused

YAD hails encounter killing of Hyderabad rape accused

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: Youth Akali Dal (YAD) workers led by district president Gurdeep Singh Gosha held a peaceful protest against the growing number of rape incidents across the country and also extended their support to the Hyderabad Police for killing all four accused in the rape-and-murder case of a veterinary doctor in an encounter.

Pomp & show marks short film festival

Pomp & show marks short film festival

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: The 5th Ludhiana Short Film Festival by Our Space Cinema group at the Ishmeet Singh Music Academy.

Missing boys found crying in city park, reunited with parents

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: Two boys, Karan and Suraj, reportedly missing from Guru Bagh Colony in Jiwan Nagar since the December 5 evening were found wandering and weeping at a park near Veer Palace on Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road on Sunday by the Focal Point Police.

Meeting to decide on office-bearersFATEHGARH DIST SAD

Meeting to decide on office-bearers

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

A meeting of SAD Halka Bassi Pathana was held at Gurdwara Sahib Ranwan under in-charge Darbara Singh Guru while Observer Surjit Singh Rakhra Former Minister was the chief guest.

2 kids escape from shelter home, allege torture by staff

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

DORAHA: Two inmates of Heavenly Angels, a shelter home, managed to escape from the orphanage early this morning. They alleged torture at the hands of the staff deployed to supervise and take care of the inmates.

Back to Guru’s time

Back to Guru’s time

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

Ludhiana: To mark Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations, Partap Public School opened to its students and public an exhibition of paintings on Guru Nanak by critically acclaimed city-based artist Swarnjit Savi.

Agri varsity lay emphasis on brand building in jaggery

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA:In Punjab, jaggery is produced during the months of October to March each year.

COLLEGE NOTES

Tributes paid to Hyderabad rape victim

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

Ludhiana: CT University’s performing arts students scripted and presented a nukkad natak based on crime against women.

PAU, California University sign pact to felicitate agricultural practices

PAU, California University sign pact to felicitate agricultural practices

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with California State University, Fresno, US, to promote cooperation in crop improvement, biotechnology, natural resources, production and cultural practices, water and irrigation technology, and agricultural business.

Come up with model to increase farmers’ income: Minister

Come up with model to increase farmers’ income: Minister

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: The Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Giriraj Singh, visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and interacted with Vice-Chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon and other senior officials of the university.

British delegation visits agri varsity to discuss technology

British delegation visits agri varsity to discuss technology

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: A four-member delegation from the Britain Agriculture Mission visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today, to gain knowledge about agricultural technologies.

Lukewarm response by teachers in Ludhiana distPROTEST CALL AGAINST STATE EDUCATION MINISTER

Lukewarm response by teachers in Ludhiana dist

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: A state-wide protest call against the state Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla, was given by the teachers today which received a lukewarm response in the district.

Six lose water supply connection

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation claimed to have disconnected water supply and sewer connections of six properties as their occupants have failed to pay dues to the civic body in the Zone C area for a long time.

Gehlewal family dedicates ‘Vivek Satth’ to villagers

Gehlewal family dedicates ‘Vivek Satth’ to villagers

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: In the memory of their son Vivek Singh Pandher, the family has dedicated ‘Vivek Satth’, a common place where residents can gather and hold cultural events, discussions, and children can play, at their native village of Gehlewal in Ludhiana district.

Six booked for assault over land dispute

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ladhowal police have booked around six persons for assault on jhuggi dwellers in Majara Khurd village under sections 323/324/341/506/148/149 of the IPC on a complaint of Saif Ali, a resident of Bholewal Jadid village.

Victim dares auto gang, forces them to flee

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

A city youth, Ravi Kumar of New Anandpuri Colony, Kali Sarak, outwitted three members of a three-wheeler gang who had to flee leaving their vehicle behind.

5 of snatchers’ gang land in police net

5 of snatchers’ gang land in police net

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA: The Basti Jodhewal police have busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of five persons near a cluster of jhuggis at the sabzi mandi on Bahadar Ke Road while they were planning to commit another crime.

Child beggary rampant in city

Child beggary rampant in city

10 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

LUDHIANA:It is not uncommon to come across minor boys and girls soliciting alms at most of busy inter-sections and also outside most places of worship across the city.

Booking farmers for stubble burning no solution: BKU

Booking farmers for stubble burning no solution: BKU

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU), Kadian, has lauded the role played by the apex court in taking the Centre and the state government to task for their failure to make alternative arrangements for the management of stubble.

Make schools desirable place for students, suggests expert

Make schools desirable place for students, suggests expert

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

DORAHA: Principals from as many as 50 schools from across the state participated in an interactive workshop on “Leadership styles and decision making” at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, today.

Will admn learn lesson from Delhi fire?

Will admn learn lesson from Delhi fire?

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: A massive fire in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi this morning which claimed 43 lives could be a wake-up call for the MC as well as the administration.

IN BRIEF

Workshop burgled

09 Dec 2019 | 8:23 AM

Ludhiana: Thieves broke into a workshop on Gaushala Road, near Jagera Pul in Pohir village on the night December 2 and took away tools, iron and brass items.

Make room for healthy conversation with teensOPEN HOUSE WHAT STEPS CAN HELP IN PREVENTING SUICIDE AMONG STUDENTS?

Make room for healthy conversation with teens

09 Dec 2019 | 8:23 AM

Suicide rates among students have increased at an alarming rate in the past few years. Though technology has given us various comforts and luxuries, somewhere we have lost ability to manage our inner wellbeing.

Trials for junior wrestling teams to be held today

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

KHANNA: The trials for junior freestyle wrestling teams of Ludhiana will be organised at Sant Sardool Singh Memorial Akhara Malakpur tomorrow.

MBD Group awarded for hospitality

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: MBD Group, India’s largest education and leading hospitality company has been honored with Prestige Award by Radisson Hotel Group for its exceptional performance, impeccable hospitality and excellence in F&B services.

100 Jarkhar Academy trainees get track suits

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: Navtej Singh Teja from Australia, a hockey promoter, gave away 100 track suits to the trainees of the Jarkhar Hockey Academy, run by the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Charitable Trust at Jarkhar village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road near here today.

City activists seek release of 16-year-old Pakistan boy

City activists seek release of 16-year-old Pakistan boy

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: A large number of people assembled at Leisure Valley, Sarabha Nagar, today, in solidarity with a 16-year-old Pakistani boy Mubarshar Bilal, who was still lodged in Hoshiarpur Jail, despite the release order by the court.

1,000 take part in mini marathon to promote health

1,000 take part in mini marathon to promote health

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: Around 1,000 persons, ranging from kids to veterans, including prominent industrialists of the city, students, professionals and regular athletes took part in the inaugural edition of the Hampton Homes Mini Marathon held here on Sunday.

Art workshop for professionals held

Art workshop for professionals held

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: Art workshop ‘Self Expressions’by Art Zone was held at Prabhakar Wax Museum.

500 examined at medical camp

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Dehliz Foundation organised a free medical check-up to undertake screening for presence of pathogens of hazardous diseases including cancer, heart, kidneys and liver.

Divansh Pathania, Shourya Jain register easy wins

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: Shourya Jain and Divansh Pathania registered easy wins in the boys U-11 and U-13 categories, respectively, on the opening day of the Sub-Junior Open Ludhiana District Badminton Championship for Boys and Girls (U-11, 13 and 19), which commenced at the Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium here on Sunday.

Players of BCM Arya shine in district chess tourney

Players of BCM Arya shine in district chess tourney

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: The students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, bagged maximum titles to emerge as the best school in the Sub-Junior Ludhiana District Chess Tournament that concluded here on today.

Christmas celebrations begin at CMCH

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: Christian Medical College and Hospital (CHCH) began with Christmas carol services from December 6.

DISTRICT SCAN

Miss and Mrs Punjab Divas auditions in January

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

Ludhiana: The auditions for Divas Beauty Pageant’s Miss and Mrs Punjab Divas will be held in Punjab in January.

Elementary staff visit slums to identify kids deprived of school

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: The Elementary Teacher Training staff is conducting a survey to identify out of school children.

Union minister applauds varsity for uplifting livestock farmers

Union minister applauds varsity for uplifting livestock farmers

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: Giriraj Singh, Cabinet Minister, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, visited Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) and discussed current issues related to livestock, today.

Shahi Imam slams Citizenship Bill, calls it unconstitutional

Shahi Imam slams Citizenship Bill, calls it unconstitutional

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: Terming Citizenship Bill ‘unconstitutional’ and against the secular fibre of the country, Shahi Imam of Punjab Maulana Habib-ur-Rahman said granting citizenship rights on the basis of religion was not justified at all and it was violative of the basic principles of the Indian Constitution.

Dist employment bureau apprises students of employment schemes

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM) and the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE), Ludhiana, organised an awareness camp under the Sankalp Programme at Government Senior Secondary School, Khanna, today.

One held for immigration fraud

One held for immigration fraud

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have arrested Vicky of Friends Colony in Jamalpur and booked his accomplice Manish Malhotra, a resident of 33-Foot Road near Children Valley.

Adding meaning to their lives despite odds

Adding meaning to their lives despite odds

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: Displaying indomitable spirit, two young boys, one with down syndrome and the other with autism, have chosen to lead their lives purposefully.

5 members of snatchers’ gang nabbed

5 members of snatchers’ gang nabbed

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: The Tibba police have nabbed five members of a gang of snatchers while they were planning to commit some crime from near an uninhabited house in Shankar Colony.

Employee flees with Rs32 lakh of company

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: An employee of a steel unit has decamped with Rs 32 lakh given to him by one of the directors of the company.

2 die in hit-and-run accidents in city

2 die in hit-and-run accidents in city

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: A resident of Karamsar Colony in Basti Jodhewal was run over and killed by a speeding vehicle on GT Road (NH 44) near Greenland School last evening.

Gangster shoots at ‘ahata’ owner in daylight

Gangster shoots at ‘ahata’ owner in daylight

09 Dec 2019 | 8:14 AM

LUDHIANA: In a daring daylight crime, gangster Shiva Bahtti allegedly fired four shots at Goru who runs an ‘ahata’ (drinking place) adjoining a liquor vend in the Daresi area today.

Gang of thieves busted, 3 held

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

KHANNA:The Khanna police claimed to have solved a number of theft cases and arrested three persons of an inter-district gang in this regard while the gang leader is still absconding.

Holy scripture on display

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA:The treasure house of knowledge, Shrimad Bhagwat Gita is on display at the library of Ramgarhia Girls College.

SCHOOL NOTES

Two-day mathematics workshop

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

Ludhiana: Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill Park, organised a two-day mathematics workshop for all teachers of the 11 branches of Nankana Sahib Public School.

Fans turn up in good numbers to watch match

Fans turn up in good numbers to watch match

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: It was the match in the ongoing Hero I-League between Punjab Football Club (FC) and Quess East Bengal played at Guru Nanak Stadium today but the euphoria was just like that of a sports carnival.

Ludhiana sub-junior chess tourney begins

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Around 200 participants from different schools are taking part in the two-day Sub-Junior Ludhiana District Chess Tournament which began at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar here today.

Top cop launches Know Your Case scheme in city

Top cop launches Know Your Case scheme in city

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: As the police started its new initiative under the ‘Know Your Case’ scheme here today, residents came in large numbers to take benefit of the scheme.

Finally, GLADA begins work on approach roads to ROB

Finally, GLADA begins work on approach roads to ROB

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Finally, nine years after initiating the process of acquiring the land for the missing link 2 project, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has started the construction work of approach roads to a railway overbridge (ROB).

Indian Armed Forces Flag Day observed

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

DORAHA: Green Grove Public School observed the Indian Armed Forces Flag Day today.

Armandeep, Jashandeep adjudged fastest runners

Armandeep, Jashandeep adjudged fastest runners

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Armandeep Singh and Jashandeep Kaur were adjudged fastest runners during the annual sports and athletic meet of Good Earth Public School that concluded at Sihar village near here on Saturday.

Govt school gets a facelift, courtesy CSR initiative

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: With an aim to strengthen the infrastructure of educational institutions, especially government schools, the Vardhman group, laid the foundation stone of Vardhman Block at Government Senior Secondary School, Ladhowal.

Farmers to get sexed semen at cheaper rates, says minister

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, today said the Union Government was committed towards uplifting the standard of living of dairy farmers and several welfare schemes had been started for its facilitation.

Gurbhajan Gill honoured with Balraj Sahni Memorial Award

Gurbhajan Gill honoured with Balraj Sahni Memorial Award

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Eminent Punjabi poet and former president of the Punjabi Sahit Akademi, Professor Gurbhajan Singh Gill was honoured with Balraj Sahni Memorial Award by Our Space Cinema organisation during the 5th Ludhiana Short Film Festival, that began at Ishmeet Singh Music Institute, here today.

10 more PCR vehicles added to fleet

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana Commissionerate has increased the strength of night patrolling PCR vehicles to 120.

Two months on, cops fail to respond to RTI query

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

The Ludhiana Commissionerate has failed to provide information sought under the Right To Information (RTI) Act by Social Reformers, an NGO.

Sewer lines laid, but what about broken roads, ask residents

Sewer lines laid, but what about broken roads, ask residents

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Residents of New Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar and nearby areas on Rahon Road in Ward No.

Tenders floated for multi-level parking lot

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana Smart City Limited (LSCL) floated tenders for the construction of multi-level parking lot at Feroze Gandhi market.

Four get 10-yr jail for smuggling narcotics

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: The court of Additional Sessions Judge Jarnail Singh has convicted four persons on the charge of indulging in smuggling of narcotics.

Widow, son found dead

Widow, son found dead

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

RAIKOT: A widow of Bisrawan village and her physically challenged son were found dead at their home last night.

‘Schools should pave the path for truth & integrity’PRINCIPALS MEET: BUILDING MORAL INTELLIGENCE

‘Schools should pave the path for truth & integrity’

07 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

LUDHIANA: With an aim to boost interaction between parents and children as a means to inculcate values that have become a rarity in the age of social media, a Principals Meet was organised here on Friday by The Tribune Group of Newspapers. Organised in association with Chandigarh University, the meet’s theme was ‘Building Moral Intelligence’.

Mass awareness camps under Sankalp programme from today

07 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal today said: "The Punjab Government, under its Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM), is committed to train youth in skill development courses so that they can become self-dependent."

Chess tourney from today

07 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana District Chess Association (LDCA) will be organising the Annual Ludhiana District Inter- School Chess Championship at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here on December 7 and 8.

Powercom staff seek release of salaries

07 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

SAMRALA: A dharna and a rally were organised at the complaint centre, Samrala, on the Khanna road, by Powercom employees under Sangat Singh Sekhon, President of TSU Mandal, Samrala.

Punjab FC to take on Quess East Bengal todayHERO I-LEAGUE

Punjab FC to take on Quess East Bengal today

07 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

LUDHIANA: Punjab FC, the sole representative from Punjab in Hero I-League will play their home match of the current season here at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, tomorrow.

Mini marathon on December 8

07 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

LUDHIANA: The inaugural edition of the Hampton Homes Mini Marathon is scheduled to be held on December 8. The run is being organised by the Krishna Pran Charitable Trust.

Telangana encounter evokes mixed reaction from residents

07 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

DORAHA: The killing of the four accused in the brutal gang rape and murder of the Hyderabad vet in an encounter on Friday morning, has received mixed reactions from local residents here.

PENDING WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE CHARGES

MC to outsource recovery work to private agency

07 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

LUDHIANA: After failing to recover pending dues from defaulters, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) is now planning to outsource recovery work to a private agency.

Abduction victim under city police scanner

Abduction victim under city police scanner

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: In the kidnap and loot case in which a married woman was allegedly abducted from Kailash Nagar Road and then abandoned on Rahon Road on Wednesday night, the police suspect the victim knew her kidnappers.

BIZ BRIEF

Kashmiri Food Festival at Radisson Blu

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: The mouthwatering Kashmiri platter will be served to foodies at the Dawat E Wazwan food festival popularly known as Kashmiri Food Festival at Made in India restaurant in Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana.

BRIEFLY

Mystery shrouds player's death

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A national kabaddi player died under mysterious circumstances at his native village of Bhanaur, near Mullanpur Dakha, on Friday.

Block-level function held

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

KHAMANO: A block-level function under ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Parhao campaign was organised in the Government Senior Secondary School, Khamano, where students of other schools of the block also participated.

Students display sports skills

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

KHANNA: Desh Bhagat University organised a boxing championship in which students from various departments displayed their sports talent.

Doctor honoured for meritorious services

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Priya Bhusari from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and PGIMER, has received the Bharat Jyoti Award for meritorious services and outstanding contributions in the field of nuclear medicine.

Suvir, Shivansh shine at techno festival

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: The 11th edition of the annual inter-school techno education event, Wiztech, was organised at DCM Presidency School, in which teams from schools all over Punjab and Haryana participated.

GHAR GHAR ROZGAR YOJANA

33 youth get jobs at placement drive

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A placement camp was organised at the District Bureau of Employment & Enterprises (DBEE), here today under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar Mission of the Punjab Government.

Dr BR Ambedkar remembered

Dr BR Ambedkar remembered

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Mahaparinirvan Divas of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar was observed in the town and surrounding localities.

Memes on onion prices fly thick & fast on social media

Memes on onion prices fly thick & fast on social media

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Social media is abuzz with satires and memes highlighting the ire of the public due to skyrocketing prices of onion, which has brought ‘tears’ in the eyes of costumers.

MACHMA expo witnesses huge footfall

MACHMA expo witnesses huge footfall

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A mega MACHMA exhibition was held here today.

Village heads pitch in to make social scheme a success

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Office bearers and activists of various organisations, led by sarpanches and lambardars of their respective localities, have vowed to associate with the movement launched by the administration to identify beneficiaries of various schemes launched by the government under Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna.

Increase relief for crop damage by cattle: MP

Increase relief for crop damage by cattle: MP

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Batting for the rights of farmers of Malwa, Fatehgarh Sahib MP Dr Amar Singh Boparai has urged the Union Government to increase the rate of compensation for damage to crops caused by stray animals.

Talwar seeks verification of East tenants

Talwar seeks verification of East tenants

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: The Congress MLA from the East Constituency has written to Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal seeking immediate police verification of the tenants living in their constituency.

Dog attacks child at Khanna

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

SAMRALA: A child was injured when a stray dog attacked him near the Kabza factory at Khanna this morning. The dog attacked the child while he was playing right in front of his house.

Mulnivasi Sangh convention begins

Mulnivasi Sangh convention begins

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A two-day national convention being organised by the Mulnivasi Sangh Bharat kicked off at Dr Ambedkar Bhawan here today. The participants were made aware about their fundamental rights.

Day 2: Commuters struggle in traffic snarlsJAGRAON BRIDGE WORK

Day 2: Commuters struggle in traffic snarls

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Traffic snarls were witnessed at Lakkar Bridge, Old GT Road and other locations today too with Jagraon Bridge being closed to traffic for reconstruction work.

2 misbehave with PCR cops, booked

2 misbehave with PCR cops, booked

07 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Two motorcycle-borne youths allegedly misbehaved with PCR personnel and also snatched the mobile phone of one of the policemen.

Ludhiana, last 7 days...
Once again, locked in a battle

Once again, locked in a battle

11 Dec 2019 | 9:21 AM
Family time

Family time

11 Dec 2019 | 9:21 AM
Destination wedding?

Destination wedding?

11 Dec 2019 | 9:21 AM
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    Memories of a mentor retold

    IN the year 1923, with the euphoria of youthful enthusiasm, I visited a student of the DAV College, Lahore, who was a self-avowed terrorist and believed in the overthrow of British rule by starting acts of violence.

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    One thinks of Begum Samru— that greatly gifted but mercurial woman who figured so largely in the power game that was played around Delhi and its environments when the Mughal Empire was tottering at the end of the 18th century — for she appears again in the just-opened show, Rajas, Nawabs & Firangees which the Alliance Francaise has mounted at the National Museum in the Capital.

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    Rajasthan has a rich history of Sufism with legendary Awliya like Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer and Sheikh Hamiduddin Nagori having spread the message of brotherhood and devotion on its soil.

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