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Inept handling of tourist spots keeps visitors away

Inept handling of tourist spots keeps visitors away

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Though many tourist spots were thrown opened for tourists in the holy city, inept handling of some of these fail to attract tourists.

Dist admn gets tough on illegal sand mining

Dist admn gets tough on illegal sand mining

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: With the change of guard in the state government, the district administration has woken up to rampant illegal sand mining on the Ravi riverbed in the district.

19 arrested for bootlegging

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: In the ongoing drive against drug traffickers and bootleggers, the Amritsar rural police have arrested seven persons who used to steal concentrated alcohol and spirit and later used to sell the same as liquor by way of diluting it.

Snatcher held with mobile phones; 5 others booked

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have booked five snatchers in two separate instances while another snatcher was nabbed by the CIA staff with four snatched mobile phones and a sharp weapon.

Housefed told to pay compensation

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed Housefed to refund the excess amount paid, if any, by a local resident for settlement of a loan case, besides paying Rs 2,000 as compensation and Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses.

Philanthropists sell used clothes at Rs 13 to poor

Philanthropists sell used clothes at Rs 13 to poor

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: An association of retired government employees and philanthropists has come up with a novel idea of providing clothes to poor people at Rs 13 per piece.

Government to act against farmers burning straw

Government to act against farmers burning straw

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmers will face strict action for straw burning after harvesting of wheat crop as government has planned to take satellite pictures of burning fields to identify those indulging in practice.

CBSE move to set up NEET centre welcomed

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Educationists and residents have welcomed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decision to set up a centre to conduct prestigious National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) for admission in medical colleges in the holy city.

Discussion on Bhai Veer Singh’s work

Discussion on Bhai Veer Singh’s work

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar on contribution of Bhai Veer Singh to Punjabi literature and Sikhism was organised yesterday at his residence on Lawrence Road, which has been converted into a museum.

Congress’ senior deputy mayor in BJP-SAD House

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after shifting his loyalty from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to the Congress, Avtar Singh Truckanwala, has been working as senior deputy mayor on the same capacity.

Activists seek rollback of Criminal Tribe Act

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Activists of the de-notified tribes, Vimukta Jatian, have demanded that the newly formed government should address their issues on priority.

National workshop on radiation detectionFROM COLLEGES

National workshop on radiation detection

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

Amritsar: A two-day national workshop on “Radiation detection and measurement (RDM-2017)” began here today. The workshop is being organised by the Department of Physics and Electronics at Hindu College in collaboration with the Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientist (IANCAS).

‘Punjabi Theatre among the best in the country’WORLD THEATRE DAY CELEBRATIONS

‘Punjabi Theatre among the best in the country’

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Celebrating creative fertility of the land of five rivers, along with the worldwide celebrations of the World Theatre Day, city artistes community gave a thumbs up to the progressive pace of Punjabi theatre today.

Week after inauguration, dog sterilisation drive fails to start

Week after inauguration, dog sterilisation drive fails to start

27 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A dog sterilisation drive, which was inaugurated a week ago with tall claims to control the stray canine population in the city, is yet to start.

National belt wrestling c’ship begins

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The two-day National Belt Wrestling Championship organised by Punjab State Wrestling Amateur Belt Association began here today.

Two held for firing outside railway station

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Civil Lines police has arrested two persons in yesterday’s firing incident, which occurred outside the railway station, last evening.

Search operations carried out

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police today carried out search operations at Gujjarpura and Guru Ki Wadali areas here today as part of its drive against drug trafficking.

Earth Hour observed

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: A musical programme highlighting the importance of saving the nature and adopting sustainable energy initiated the Earth hour celebrations of this year.

Convocation organisedCAMPUS NOTES

Convocation organised

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

The BBK DAV College for Women held its 46th convocation to confer academic degrees on 1,257 students of the batch 2015-16. Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Secretary, University Grants Commission was the chief guest while Dr RK Mahajan, Dean, college development council was the guest of honour for the event.

MC cancels tender for smart bins

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

The tender floated by the Municipal Corporation to install smart bins in the city has failed to materialise.

Class IV employees protest, demand basic tools for work

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Class IV Workers’ Union under the leadership of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation, TB Hospital, staged a protest here today and raised slogans against senior officials.

Kala Shree awards given to artists

Kala Shree awards given to artists

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: To promote and encourage young artists in the city and open competitive avenues for them, the Kausa Trust Amritsar gave away Kala Shree awards at KT Kala Art Gallery.

Property dealer commits suicide

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: A property dealer, identified as Kishan Kumar, a resident of the walled city area, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

Five arrested for stealing sugar bags

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police arrested five thieves, who had decamped with 200 bags of sugar from a godown located in Bhai Vir Singh Colony on March 18.

Auction of liquor vends on March 29

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Excise and Taxation Department has reduced the number of liquor zones in city from the earlier 12 to six this year.

New MP takes up issues with officials

New MP takes up issues with officials

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The newly elected Member of Parliament (MP), Gurjeet Singh Aujla, discussed a wide range of issues concerning the city during a meeting with heads of the Police Department and the civil administration here today.

Siropa to Capt: Badungar’s statement stirs up debate

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The announcement by SGPC Chief Kirpal Singh Badungar to felicitate Capt Amarinder Singh with siropa upon his visit to the Golden Temple has left political circles bemused.

Snatchers target devotee, tourist in separate incidents

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: There seems to be no end to snatchings and robberies even as the city police is carrying out search operations and putting up nakas (barricades) to nail criminal elements and drug traffickers.

Four booked on murder charge

26 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

AMRITSAR: A resident of Noori Mohalla, identified as Rocky, died of consuming liquor allegedly laced with some poisonous substance here today.

FROM SCHOOLS

Collaborative learning

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

Amritsar: To keep teachers abreast with latest knowledge a seminar on collaborative learning was organised at Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School today.

Elementary schools easy target of thieves

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: In absence of watchmen and electronic vigilance government elementary schools have become a soft target of miscreants in the rural areas.

Artist’s work on ants finds way from wall to ramp

Artist’s work on ants finds way from wall to ramp

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: As an artist he feels inspired from even simplest of beings or happenings.

Government move to reduce height of AIR tower draws flak

Government move to reduce height of AIR tower draws flak

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Union government’s decision to cut down height of the All India Radio (AIR) tower at Gharinda has hurt sentiments of residents of the district.

MC recovers Rs 15.35 croreCOLLECTION OF PROPERTY TAX

MC recovers Rs 15.35 crore

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

Although the current fiscal will close on March 31, the property tax wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) is not getting returns as per expectation.

Five proposals passed at F&CC meeting

Five proposals passed at F&CC meeting

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

The Finance and Contractual Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation (MC) passed five proposals at a meeting here today.

Jail authorities write to PWD to construct a watch tower

Jail authorities write to PWD to construct a watch tower

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: After asking the PWD authorities for installing a barbed fence outside the boundary wall of the newly constructed Amritsar Central Jail, the authorities have now asked them to construct an extra watch tower between watch tower four and five.

Special athletes from city shine at World Winter Special Olympics

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: For the three truly special sports stars from Pingalwara’s humble abode, Poonam, Sooraj and Rajinder Raju, it was homecoming worth celebrating.

GMC to sign agreement with PGI to make Cath Lab functional

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Finally, Government Medical College here is all set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, for starting the Cath Lab set up here around six months ago.

Three held in Chheharta for criminal trespass, attempt to murder

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Chheharta police have booked around 12 persons on charges of criminal trespass and attempt to murder after they entered into a house, ransacked it and thrashed the owner, identified as Sahil.

Man, mother booked for dowry death

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: The Maqboolpura police have booked Amrik Singh of New Jaspal Nagar along with his mother Surinder Kaur in a dowry death case after Amrik’s wife Kawaljit Kaur died.

Firing leads to panic on Rly Link Road

Firing leads to panic on Rly Link Road

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Panic gripped Link Road outside the railway station here this evening when two groups clashed over construction over a small wall between two adjoining shops.

Chawla cautions against anti-drug drive by police

Chawla cautions against anti-drug drive by police

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: Vetern BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla today warned the Punjab Government over its anti-drug drive while stating that a number of allegedly false cases were registered during a similar drive launched by the then SAD-BJP government and it failed to provide desired results.

More search operations in city; 50 heldDRUG TRAFFICKING

More search operations in city; 50 held

25 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to bring the crime rate down and tighten the noose around drug traffickers, the city police carried out search operations in areas including the local bus stand, Maqboolpura and the housing board colony near Ranjit Avenue here today.

Will widen bridges on defence drains & curb drug menace, says Tarsem DCMY MLA MY AGENDA: AMRITSAR TRIBUNE SPEAKS TO CONGRESS MLA FROM ATTARI CONSTITUENCY

Will widen bridges on defence drains & curb drug menace, says Tarsem DC

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The newly elected MLA from Attari, Tarsem Singh DC, has promised residents that he will address the problem of narrow bridges on defence drains alongside the Indo-Pak Border on a priority.

Woman killed as auto-rickshaw hits her

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman lost her life after a speeding auto-rickshaw hit her near the Gwalmandi chowk while she was crossing the road.

CAMPUS NOTES

Youth fest begins at Khalsa varsity

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

Amritsar: Colourful functions and various competitions in fine arts, poetry, rangoli, poster-making, debates and elocution today marked the Inter-Khalsa Colleges Youth Festival.

District TB office releases new data of patients

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The District TB Control Office today stated that a total of 631 new TB patients were detected in the first three months of the current year.

Passengers irked as LED displays in metro buses flash messages in Telugu

Passengers irked as LED displays in metro buses flash messages in Telugu

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: While moving in Amritsar the people can have a feel of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as LED displays scroll instructions in Telugu instead of Punjabi in buses introduced under the bus rapid transit system (BRTS).

‘All traits of Bhagat Singh not highlighted

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The image of martyr Bhagat Singh has been typecast into that of an angry young man holding pistol in one hand and with the other on a curl of his moustache.

MC to build zones for vendors

MC to build zones for vendors

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Following directions of the Supreme Court, the Municipal Corporation (MC) conducted a survey of vendors in the city.

Passing objectionable remarks on girl at a private resort leads to firing

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Passing objectionable remarks on a girl having dinner with members of her family at a private resort on Airport road led to firing.

Man murdered in Chheharta area, two booked

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Sahib Singh (55), a resident of Dhand village, was found dead in Partap Steel Mill Colony in the Chheharta area here today.

GNDU’s VC probables out on social media

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the GNDU has been generating a lot of buzz, as the names of probables in the race for the coveted position are already being circled around through social media.

Shaheed pariwar panel for CBI probeJALLIANWALA BAGH

Shaheed pariwar panel for CBI probe

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jallianwala Bagh Shaheed Parivar Samiti today demanded a CBI probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds which were meant for the development of the historic garden.

Resentment against attack on docs, assn holds candlelight march

Resentment against attack on docs, assn holds candlelight march

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The Resident Doctors Association, Punjab, today organised a candlelight vigil at Government Medical College here today to express resentment against the rising instances of attacks on doctors at hospitals.

Police swoop down on Anngarh areaCRACKDOWN ON DRUG SMUGGLERS

Police swoop down on Anngarh area

24 Mar 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Rolling up their sleeves to counter the flourishing illegal drug trade in the border state, the Punjab Police today started carrying out search operations in the drug-infested areas besides holding public meetings, asking the people to cooperate and share information about drug peddlers in the city.

I will focus on improvement of health & education, says SarkariaMY MLA MY AGENDA

I will focus on improvement of health & education, says Sarkaria

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

Amritsar: The Congress MLA, Sukhbinder Singh (Sukh) Sarkaria, won the Assembly poll from the Rajasansi constituency for the third consecutive time.

Young Chef India Schools – 2017CAMPUS NOTES

Young Chef India Schools – 2017

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

Amritsar: Cooking is the new fad among students. Taking note of this students of DAV Public School organised “Young Chef India Schools – 2017” on institution premises to encourage schoolchildren to pursue their passion.

Debate on life in times of social media

Debate on life in times of social media

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: An inter-college debate was organised at Khalsa College of Education by The Tribune group of newspapers here today.

Open nullah irks Maqboolpura residents

Open nullah irks Maqboolpura residents

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: There has been a considerable delay in covering a portion of nullah (sewage drain) passing from backside of the Maqboolpura locality despite passing of a resolution by the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) on August 1, 2013.

State has plunged into lawlessness, says Majithia

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: Former Punjab minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary Bikram Majithia today said the state descended into lawlessness within week of formation of the Congress government.

Shopping complex developed by AIT lies neglectedNEHRU SHOPPING COMPLEX

Shopping complex developed by AIT lies neglected

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: The condition of the first and the largest shopping complex, the Nehru Shopping Complex, developed by the Amritsar Improvement Trust, on Lawrence Road here is in a clear state of neglect as the lift installed at its entrance is lying dysfunctional for the past almost 10 years.

Three arrested for snatching

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sadar police have arrested three snatchers who used to rob people in various parts of the city.

Car company to refund cost of as airbags fail to open during mishap

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer forum has directed a car manufacturing company to refund Rs 10,42,776 spent by a local resident on purchase of a new car whose airbags did not function at the the time of an accident.

Auto hits traffic cop, driver held

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: An auto-rickshaw driver was booked and arrested by the police when he tried to flee after hitting a traffic head constable at the SSSS chowk here.

Road mishap claims a life

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: A man died while another was injured in a road mishap near the Circuit House area after a speeding truck collided with a scooter.

Defacement of roads in city goes unchecked

Defacement of roads in city goes unchecked

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: Although the Congress’ win in the Punjab Assembly elections has pleased party supporters, city residents are annoyed with large- scale defacement of major and minor stretches in the city.

MCI team visits GMC for surveyINCREASE OF MBBS SEATS

MCI team visits GMC for survey

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: A five-member team of the Medical Council of India (MCI) arrived at Government Medical College here today to conduct a review inspection of the medical-teaching institute.

DEO tells private schools to charge fee as per rules

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: With the start of the academic season in private schools, the District Education Officer (DEO) has instructed private, unaided and aided schools to charge fee and other funds as per the rules of the government.

Residents pin hope on Amarinder’s promiseRELOCATION OF BHAGTANWALA DUMP YARD

Residents pin hope on Amarinder’s promise

23 Mar 2017 | 12:27 AM

AMRITSAR: With the formation of the new government, a ray of hope has emerged among residents of Bhagtanwala, who had staged a continuous dharna in protest against the setting up of a Solid Waste Management Plant in their locality.

Traders list expectations from new government

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) has listed its expectations from the new government under Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Music therapy helps reduce depression, anxiety: Expert

Music therapy helps reduce depression, anxiety: Expert

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The music department of Guru Nanak Dev University organised a national seminar on ‘Music and Yoga as Alternative Therapies’ at the Guru Nanak Bhawan Auditorium of the university.

REVIEW MEETING

Drug menace will end in a month, says DC

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: In a review meeting with officials of various departments here today, Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha issued instructions to police officials to tighten noose around drug sellers and told the Health Department to create awareness about drug de-addiction facilities.

Assn for tie-ups to initiate research on stroke mgmt

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Stroke Association has decided to tie-up with like minded institutions or individuals who can help in initiating research in the field of stroke management and prevention in the context of the Indian subcontinent.

To uplift infrastructure at government schools a priority, says Harpartap AjnalaMY MLA MY AGENDA

To uplift infrastructure at government schools a priority, says Harpartap Ajnala

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Congress MLA from the Ajnala constituency Harpartap Singh Ajnala feels that lack of good education facilities in border areas is the basic reason why children from such places are not able to compete in competitive examinations.

Ahead of summers, NGO plans plantation drive

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Missionaries Khudai Khidmatgaran, the environment NGO, has released its itinerary for green activities ahead of the summer season.

Sidhu joins office as Municipal Corporation Commissioner

Sidhu joins office as Municipal Corporation Commissioner

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Gurloveleen Singh Sidhu assumed charge as the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation here this evening.

One deported from Doha, held

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: The airport police station arrested Satnam Singh of Pakharpura village, near here, after he was deported from Doha for possessing fake travel documents.

Gauhar for more interaction between artistes

Gauhar for more interaction between artistes

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Artistes were the real brand ambassadors for peace at the recently concluded Humsaya, theatre for peace festival.

3 held with narcotics, illicit liquor

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Three persons were arrested while another procured bail for possessing narcotics and illicit liquor in separate instances in the past 24 hours.

1971 war hero Brig Randhawa passes away

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Brigadier JPS Randhawa (retd), who was decorated with the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, passed away here today at the age of 90.

Uncertainty prevails over District Transport OfficeREMOVAL OF DTOS IN STATE

Uncertainty prevails over District Transport Office

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Uncertainty prevails over the District Transport Office after the newly formed State government removed the District Transport Officers in the state.

Navjot ready to quit comedy show, says Dr Sidhu

Navjot ready to quit comedy show, says Dr Sidhu

22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 AM

AMRITSAR: Hours after CM Capt Amarinder Singh sought legal opinion on his minister Navjot Sidhu’s continuity as a celebrity-judge on a popular TV comedy show, the latter’s wife Dr Navjot Sidhu said the ‘office of profit’ clause was not applicable in her husband’s instance but he would abide by the law.

Three thieves arrested

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested three persons for allegedly stealing mobile phones and wallets of devotees coming to pay obeisance at Golden Temple.

Woolmark unveils recent innovations, developmentBUSINESS NEWS

Woolmark unveils recent innovations, development

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

Amritsar: The Woolmark Company today unveiled its most recent innovations and developments in wool at an information and fashion-forward presentation here today.

250 attend national integration camp

250 attend national integration camp

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: A national integration camp was inaugurated at Virsa Vihar here today.

Guru Nanak Dev varsity approves 2017-18 budgetCAMPUS NOTES

Guru Nanak Dev varsity approves 2017-18 budget

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

Amritsar: The Senate and Syndicate of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) approved the budget estimates of 439 crore (aprox) for the year 2017-18.

Shawl industry seeks separate classification

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The shawl industry of the city, which has an annual turnover of Rs 1,000 crore, has sought separate classification in the export category to factually assess its share in exports.

My focus will be on crippled health system, review of BRTS, says VerkaMY MLA MY AGENDA: RAJ KUMAR VERKA

My focus will be on crippled health system, review of BRTS, says Verka

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Will focus on crippled health system, review of BRTS, says Verka

Businessmen hope to surf on real estate tide

Businessmen hope to surf on real estate tide

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: With the formation of new government in Punjab, businessmen dealing in the real-estate expect that the property market will bloom once again.

Supply of drug restored to rehabilitation centre

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Finally the Swami Vivekananda Drug De-addiction Society has received the supply of Buprenorphine tablets which are given as a drug substitute to drug addicts under the prescribed de-addiction programme.

Police register unintentional death case against two

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Ten days after the police found the body of an Army jawan in his car in the Kot Khalsa area on March 11, the city police today booked two persons on charges of causing unintentional death and later trying to dispose of the body in order to destroy evidence.

ATM looted, robbers decamp with cash

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: An Automated Teller Machine (ATM) belonging to Punjab National Bank was gutted in fire after unidentified persons tried to break it open with the help of a gas cutter.

Partition: Dreams which refuse to die

Partition: Dreams which refuse to die

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: A blind old woman’s dream or “Ahni Maa Da Sufna”, the play staged at Humsaya theatre festival by the Rangkarmee group, is inspired by some true stories of the generation dislocated and tormented by the devastating events of the Partition 1947.

Sunday’s fire exposes danger of such accidents to city

Sunday’s fire exposes danger of such accidents to city

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: The accidental fire in Tokrian wala bazaar last evening, in which at least six shops were gutted, has once again revealed the vulnerability of the old city, having narrow streets, to such accidents.

Restoring the dormant, less visible heritage

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Saving the less visible, but more valuable structures of our legacy and heritage, the Khalsa Tract Society, which takes care of the literature of Sikh theology and history, is planning to digitize and re-print the editions of “Nirguniara” and some of the editions of “Khalsa Samachar”.

Mahindra Scorpio gutted in fire, occupants safe

Mahindra Scorpio gutted in fire, occupants safe

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Panic gripped Hukum Singh Road area here today when a fire broke out in a Mahindra Scorpio going towards Guru Nanank Dev Hospital today.

Parents irked at high fee in private schools

21 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the State government has enacted a law to regulate fee in private schools, parents are irked at high fee, costly books and uniform expenses with the beginning of the new academic session in schools.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Tackling diabetes: More people take to jaggery

Tackling diabetes: More people take to jaggery

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: As Punjab has registered a huge number of diabetes cases as compared to most of the other states, this disease has become the most talked about malady in almost every house.

Farmer writes to Prime Minister, alleges exploitation by bank employees

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Harcharan Singh, a farmer of Phoos Mandi village, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining against officials of Canara Bank for allegedly exploiting poor farmers by taking advantage of their illiteracy.

3 held for selling spurious ghee

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police have arrested three members of a gang involved in selling adulterated ghee.

In-laws booked for abetment of suicide

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: A case of abetment of suicide has been registered against in-laws of Simranjit Kaur, who belongs to Ratanpura village in Hanumangarh distirct of Rajasthan.

Rs 1.33 cr per acre for acquiring land at Lehra Bega

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: For acquiring land to set up a toll plaza at Lehra Bega village on the Bathinda-Chandigarh road, owners of agricultural land in the area are being given compensation of Rs 1.

Hotel assn urges govt to impose 5% GST

Hotel assn urges govt to impose 5% GST

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab Hotel Association urged the government to impose only five per cent Good and Services Tax (GST) on the hotel industry.

CUP prof presents research paper at international seminar

CUP prof presents research paper at international seminar

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Dr Subhash Parihar, associate professor at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, presented a research paper on “Figurative Mughal murals: Evidence from miniature painting” at the international seminar organised by KR Cama Oriental Institute on “The Art and Culture of Mughal India” in Mumbai recently.

Paras Ram Nagar road offers a bumpy ride to commuters

Paras Ram Nagar road offers a bumpy ride to commuters

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: In a contrast to the claims made by the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, regarding improved basic infrastructure, the condition of roads in the city portrays a saga of apathy and neglect.

PAU all set to organise Kisan Mela tomorrow

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is organising Kisan Mela at its Regional Research Station here on March 28.

Colourful cultural items mark annual function

Colourful cultural items mark annual function

27 Mar 2017 | 12:32 AM

BATHINDA: Lala Jagan Nath Jain Goodwill Public High School organised its annual prize distribution ceremony at Parasram Nagar here today.

One-week free dental check-up camp ends

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA:The one-week free dental check-up camp organised by Max Super Speciality Hospital, Bathinda, on the occasion of World Oral Health Day concluded here today.

2-day doctors’ conference begins in city, 200 take part

2-day doctors’ conference begins in city, 200 take part

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: The two-day 9th Punjab State Conference commenced here today.

‘Strengthen institutions of Lokpal, Lokayukta’

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: The Centre for Law of the Central University of Punjab (CUP) organised a lecture on Lokpal here today.

Three of family booked on dowry charge

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: The police have registered a case against three persons of an Abohar-based family for demanding dowry.

Student escapes with answer sheet, booked

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: A student has been booked on the charge of escaping with his answer sheet from an open school examination centre.

Traffic halts as traders’ protest swells on road

Traffic halts as traders’ protest swells on road

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: Shopkeepers of the Sirhind canal market today staged a protest by blocking the Bathinda-Goniana road against the problems faced by them due to the construction a service lane below the flyover.

Forging attendance: Couple acquitted

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: The court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Phul, has acquitted an ETT teacher and his wife, a headmistress, in a case of forging attendance and absenteeism records of the school.

One arrested for threatening SDM during meeting

One arrested for threatening SDM during meeting

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: A resident of Rampura village has been arrested on the charge of threatening Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sakshi Sahawney during a meeting over land acquisition for toll plaza at Lehra Bega village.

Teacher booked for Class X paper leak

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: A physical education teacher has been booked for his alleged involvement in Class X PSEB Hindi question paper leak case.

Students of DAV College taken on trip

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

Bathinda: DAV College, Bathinda, organised a five-day trip to Shri Anandpur Sahib, Manali, Manikaran and Kasol for students of MCom (I & II) and BCom (I & III) recently.

Civil Hospital deflates claims on healthcare

Civil Hospital deflates claims on healthcare

26 Mar 2017 | 1:09 AM

BATHINDA: Having earned the sobriquet ‘Badal’s political capital’ a decade ago, Bathinda witnessed the political grooming of many new faces in the recent past, but the health services in this ‘political citadel of Akalis’ have failed to make the matching progress.

World Water Day observed at DAV College

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The NCC wing of DAV College organised a painting competition to observe World Water Day on its campus here recently.

Schools to sensitise students on tobacco menace

Schools to sensitise students on tobacco menace

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Education Department has decided to observe the World No Tobacco Day on May 15.

‘Kidney failure cases have increased with change in lifestyle’

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA : Max Super Specialty Hospital, Bathinda, organised a seminar on kidney disease here recently.

Star cast of ‘Dulha Veli’ comes calling in city

Star cast of ‘Dulha Veli’ comes calling in city

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The star cast of Punjabi flick, Dulha Veli, reached the city to throw light on it and interacted with the media at the press club here today.

Vans to spread awareness on stubble burning

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: To educate and sensitise the farmers to the ill-effects of stubble burning, the Deputy Commissioner, Diprava Lakra, flagged off an environmental awareness van in the presence of various officials here today.

Education Department instructs institutions to sensitise students to ill-effects of tobacco

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: To sensitise students to the ill-effects of tobacco, the State Education Department has directed all government and government-aided senior secondary schools to observe an anti-tobacco fortnight campaign from May 1 to May 15 on their premises.

Intern kills self

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Gurlal Singh, an intern at the local NFL unit, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at a quarter in NFL Colony.

Man crushed to death under train

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: A passenger was crushed to death under a train at the Bathinda railway station.

MC staff shortage: Sidhu’s office seeks details

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has sought the details of workers working in the residences of officers.

Yuvraj’s fan sets up cricket stadium

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: A fan of Yuvraj Singh has set up a cricket stadium for cricket fans by spending Rs 25 lakh on his land worth Rs 5.

Maur residents demand speedy probe

Maur residents demand speedy probe

25 Mar 2017 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: To demand speedy investigation and revised compensation for the families affected by the bomb blast which had rocked Maur town on January 31, members of the Maur Mandi Bomb Blast Action Committee met Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra and Senior Superintendent of Police Swapan Sharma here today.

ADESH INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH

Colourful touch to two-day annual celebrations

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The two-day annual celebrations started at the Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research with zest and zeal here today.

India-China relations discussed

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The Central University of Punjab (CUP) organised a special lecture on the topic ‘India and China in Asia’ on its campus today.

Blood donation camp organisedIN REMEMBRANCE

Blood donation camp organised

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: A blood donation camp was organised in collaboration with the Aasra Welfare Society and Max Hospital, Bathinda, to observe the martyrs day of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in Bathinda on Thursday.

City remembers martyrs with devotion, patriotic fervour

City remembers martyrs with devotion, patriotic fervour

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Various functions were organised to observe the death anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev here today.

100 volunteers spread martyr’s ideals

100 volunteers spread martyr’s ideals

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Remembering Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the day of their martyrdom today, social media groups have been flooded with patriotic messages.

Animated walls defaced in city, MCB unaware

Animated walls defaced in city, MCB unaware

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has made animated paintings on walls of schools, colleges and bridges under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for the beautification of the city, but many political leaders, private companies and religious organisations have started defacing it by pasting posters on them, while the MCB, which has spent Rs 11 lakh on it, is in a deep slumber.

An Army veteran’s homage journey reaches city

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: A veteran’s homage journey’ has entered Punjab through Bathinda, the 155th location, after traversing through most states of the country before moving up North and finally to conclude the pilgrimage at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ (War Memorial), New Delhi, on April 19.

Over 1,200 persons yet to pay house tax in city

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: Five year have passed since the house tax was abolished but at present, as many as 1,231 persons have not paid their house tax.

Safai workers go on indefinite stir

Safai workers go on indefinite stir

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 AM

BATHINDA: The city has been left to stink as safai workers engaged in the task of door-to-door garbage collection have gone on an indefinite strike starting today.

Expert lectureCAMPUS NOTES

Expert lecture

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

An ICPR-sponsored periodical lecture was organised by the Philosophy and Psychology Association of Government Rajindra College, Bathinda.

Central varsity signs MoU with National Council of Rural Institutes

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Central University of Punjab(CUP), Bathinda, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD's) National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI), Hyderabad, for making collective efforts to raise the bar of higher education and research focused on the issues of concern to rural India.

Legal care centre inaugurated

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: A legal care and support centre was inaugurated by Sneh Lata Malik, wife of Justice Rameshwar Malik, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court at SSD Girls College, Bathinda.

15 of 62 food samples fail to meet standards

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: Many food samples collected in January and February failed the test under the Food Safety and Standards Act. Of the 62 samples of food items taken, 15 samples could not meet the standards.

Teachers’ test: Bringing children to schools

Teachers’ test: Bringing children to schools

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: After receiving a complaint from the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (PSCPCR), the School Education Department has directed all government primary and elementary schools not to deny admission to any child aged between 6 and 14 years from families of migrant labourers and workers of brick kilns in the area.

Woman loses purse to snatchers

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: A snatching incident has been reported in the city in which two miscreants came on a motorcycle and snatched a purse from a lady walking on the road near Mahavir Eye Hospital.

13 SHOs shifted in major police reshuffle in dist

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: The district police chief today effected major changes at police stations.

Teacher transferred over ‘leaked’ paper

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Class X Hindi question paper of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) was allegedly leaked with the help of the phone of one of the teachers of Government Sports School, Ghudda.

Chemists protest crackdown on medical stores in city

Chemists protest crackdown on medical stores in city

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: Chemists today observed a strike in protest against the raids conducted at the medical shops by the Health Department and civil administration under the fight against drugs started by the Punjab government.

Sukhbir asks SAD workers to be united

Sukhbir asks SAD workers to be united

23 Mar 2017 | 12:19 AM

BATHINDA: After the defeat of SAD in the Assembly elections, party president and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has started holding meetings with party workers in different constituencies to boost their morale.

Gurpeet Maluka threatens protest against police

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: SAD leader Gurpreet Singh Maluka, who is also the chairman of the Zila Parishad, Bathinda, today threatened to stage a protest against the Rampura police if the cases registered against party leaders and workers were not cancelled.

Thieves strike at house in Ganesh Nagar, decamp with gold jewellery, cash

Thieves strike at house in Ganesh Nagar, decamp with gold jewellery, cash

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Thieves struck at a house located in Street Number 10, Ganesh Nagar, on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday and took away gold jewellery and Rs 30,000.

SAD chief to meet party workers of Bathinda district

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal will hold meetings with party workers of three Assembly constituencies of Bathinda district here tomorrow.

Farmers made aware of agromet advisory services

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The Agro-Meteorology Field Unit of the Regional Research Centre of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Bathinda, organised a one-day farmers’ awareness programme at Shergarh village here today.

CAMPUS NOTES

Awareness programme

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

The Red Ribbon Club and girls’ student welfare committee of the SSD College of Professional Studies, Bhokhra, organised an event to make students aware of various issues like blood donation, de-addiction, district legal services provided by the government and the importance of self-defence.

Sukhveer, Charanjit walk away with top honoursATHLETICS MEET

Sukhveer, Charanjit walk away with top honours

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The Mastermind College of Education organised its annual athletics meet on the campus today. NK Gosian, principal, Malwa College, was the chief guest on the occasion. He inaugurated the meet and highlighted the importance of sports in the life a person.

Councillors demand probe into MC ‘recruitment scam’

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Two councillors — Pardeep Kumar Gola and Sukhwinder Kaur — have written to the Mayor, Balwant Rai Nath, demanding a high-level probe into an alleged recruitment scam in the Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda.

Improving law and order her primary concernMY MLA MY AGENDA

Improving law and order her primary concern

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Talwandi Sabo, Baljinder Kaur, said improving the law and order situation in her constituency would be her primary focus as she began work.

PROPERTY TAX

MCB to act tough against defaulters

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has started door-to-door collection of property tax in the city. The civic body has made teams that visit different areas for the purpose.

Health Dept raids medicine stores, seizes contraband

Health Dept raids medicine stores, seizes contraband

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: In an attempt to tighten the noose around the illegal sale of drugs, as promised by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the first cabinet meeting, as many as 16 medicine stores across the city were raided late this evening.

Education Dept oblivious of new norms

Education Dept oblivious of new norms

22 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Three months have passed since the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issued new guidelines for recognition, cap on child’s age and police verification of employees in private play schools, but the school Education Department at the district level seems to be oblivious of them.

Seven students of DAV College get scholarship

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: As many as seven students of DAV College, Bathinda, got a scholarship of worth Rs 80,000 from the Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council (Regd.

Agriculture Department wins volleyball tourney

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: The SSD College of Professional Studies, Bhokhra, Bathinda, organised a intra-college volleyball tournament on its campus today.

Rohit, Avtar bag top positions

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: Guru Ram Dass Polytechnic College, Jeeda, organised its annual sports meet on the campus today.

Nine booked for assault

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked nine persons for assaulting a farmer over irrigation of fields.

Kuldeep Kaur adjudged best athlete

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: SSD Girls’ College, Bathinda, organised its annual athletics meet on the college premises today.

Interactive session, walk mark World Oral Health Day

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: Several dentists from the city gathered at the Jogger’s Park here to mark World Oral Health Day and to create awareness about oral hygiene among the public.

50 students take part in workshop on molecular biological techniques

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Department of Biotechnology and Medical Sciences of Baba Farid College organised a one-day workshop on molecular biological techniques here today.

Free legal aid schemes  discussed at DLSA meet

Free legal aid schemes discussed at DLSA meet

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: Under the chairmanship of District and Sessions Judge Paramjeet Singh and Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Amita Singh, a meeting of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and Under Trial Review Committee Bathinda was convened at the Judicial Court Complex today.

Swachh Bharat pledge lies by the roadside

Swachh Bharat pledge lies by the roadside

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) is spending crores in the name of cleanliness under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan but heaps of garbage can still be seen on roadsides, streets and in vacant plots.

Sewage overflow plagues Ballaram Nagar

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: Sewage overflow has made lives of residents of Ballaram Nagar miserable for the last two-three days in the city.

1 booked for Rs 45 lakh fraud

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked a resident of Kapurthala for Rs 45 lakh fraud.

Four days on, water pipe continues to leak

Four days on, water pipe continues to leak

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: The leakage in the water supply pipe in street number 1 of Dhobiana road area has led to accumulation of water on the 100-feet road.

Lok Sabha poll magic eluded AAP in Assembly elections

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Aam Aadmi Party has failed to repeat its 2014 Lok Sabha election performance in Faridkot parliamentary constituency that consists of nine Assembly segments in Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga and Muktsar districts.

MCB mum as flex boards put up across city

MCB mum as flex boards put up across city

21 Mar 2017 | 1:39 AM

BATHINDA: Giving two hoots to the rules and regulations, Congress workers have flooded the city walls, electricity polls and park grills with posters and flex boards carrying messages congratulating Manpreet Singh Badal on being elected as the Bathinda (Urban) MLA and then taking over as Finance Minister.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
PU hikes fee for freshers by 12.5%

PU hikes fee for freshers by 12.5%

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: From the next academic session (2017-18), freshers will have to shell out 12.5 per cent more as tuition fee at Panjab University (PU). The Senate today gave the nod to the proposal at a meeting, which was chaired by the PU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover.

Hostel accommodation gets costlier

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Senate today approved a 2 per cent fee hike for hostel inmates from the next academic session (2017-18) for all types of hostels.

Snatchers target 2 more in city

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two city residents fell prey to snatchers last night.

Labourer commits suicide

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 25-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his rented house in Kajheri village last night.

Motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a hit-and-run case, a motorcyclist was killed while the pillion rider was seriously injured after their motorcycle was hit by a speeding car near the Sector 42/43 small chowk last night.

Direct flight to Jaipur takes off

Direct flight to Jaipur takes off

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh international airport in Mohali today further expanded its wings with the launch of a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jaipur.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
Cong unveils waste mgmt roadmap

Cong unveils waste mgmt roadmap

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Eyeing a comeback in the national capital, the Congress today putting its best foot forward proposed an “incentive-based” solid waste management plan with which it promised to make the three municipal corporations “financially self-reliant” in two years.

Modi should ask people to defeat BJP for failure to clean Delhi: Dikshit

Modi should ask people to defeat BJP for failure to clean Delhi: Dikshit

27 Mar 2017 | 3:58 PM

NEW DELHI:Former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Mann ki Baat” address, saying he should urge the people of Delhi to uproot the BJP from MCD as it has made the National Capital one of the dirtiest cities in the country.

AAP gives MCD tickets to those who helped Kejriwal

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has paid back by giving tickets for the MCD elections to two persons who had helped the Kejriwal-led party by offering their accommodations when it was trying its hand in politics.

volunteers launch AAP Bachao Aandolan

volunteers launch AAP Bachao Aandolan

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Under "Chanda Bandh Satyagraha", scores of volunteers, including Aam Aadmi Party workers, showed up at ND Tiwari Memorial Hall and discussed how the party has "systematically deviated" from its principles.

Transgender BSP activist alleges being denied ticket

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:A transgender social activist from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has alleged that the party denied her ticket for municipal elections as she was a eunuch and could not pay Rs 50 lakh for the ticket.

Cong, BJP question Kejriwal’s move on abolishing house tax

Cong, BJP question Kejriwal’s move on abolishing house tax

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over its announcement of scrapping the residential house tax prompted Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to accuse them of feigning ignorance about the “precedents” on amendments to the Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Act, 1957, in a bid to allow “inspector-raj” through recovery of house tax in the capital.

No anti-Romeo squads in Delhi: Cops

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi police have ruled out and discarded the speculation of introducing the anti-Romeo squads like Uttar Pradesh in Delhi.

Much-hyped ‘Himmat’ app a big failure

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:An ambitious plan of the Delhi police to make women safe in the city has failed once again.

3-year-old girl drowns to death

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:In a tragic incident in Sangam Vihar, South Delhi, today a three-year-old girl, Alfia, died after drowning in an underground tank.

DSGMC greets Sikh leaders with siropa

27 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI:In a shift from its traditional gesture, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Mangament Committee (DSGMC) today greeted Akal Takth Sahib jathedar and other guests participating in the two-day “Delhi Fateh Divas” here with mementoes and set of books in place of siropa (religious honour).

Cong unveils waste mgmt roadmap; blames BJP, AAP for sanitation crisisMCD POLLS

Cong unveils waste mgmt roadmap; blames BJP, AAP for sanitation crisis

26 Mar 2017 | 7:39 PM

NEW DELHI: Eyeing a comeback in the national capital, the Congress on Sunday proposed an “incentive-based” solid waste management plan with which it promised to make the three municipal corporations “financially self-reliant” in two years.

Cong unveils waste management roadmap; blames BJP, AAP for sanitation woos

26 Mar 2017 | 1:30 PM

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday criticised the central government under the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi for the city’s sanitation woos.

One dies in factory fire

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:A fire broke out in a plastic factory in Narela, outer Delhi, last night, leaving a man dead.

CISF gets award

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:PHD Family Welfare Foundation working for both women and children has awarded the CISF with ‘Astitva Samman’ for promoting welfare schemes for women and empowering them.

Notorious robber nabbed

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi police yesterday arrested a wanted criminal, Asif (39) of Nand Nagri, Delhi, said a police official today.

ATM thief arrested

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The New Delhi Railway Station police have arrested an ATM thief, Azad (22), who used to befriend with his victims, earn their confidence and then steal their ATM card and sweep the accounts, said a Delhi police official.

Fake currency syndicate busted, three held

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The Northern Range of the Crime Branch has busted a syndicate involved in supply of fake currency notes of denomination Rs 100 in various parts of Delhi and arrested three persons Hakikat Chauhan (33) Tahseen (34), both are from Bhalswa Dairy Delhi, and Fazar (35) of Faridabad and seized Rs one lakh forty thousand fake currency from them, said Police.

Will abolish residential house tax if voted to power: Kejriwal

Will abolish residential house tax if voted to power: Kejriwal

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:In a master stroke Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will abolish residential house tax and waive off arrears on such tax in the national Capital if his party is voted to power in the municipal corporations.

Kejriwal govt a ‘jumla’ govt: Maken

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken said the Kejriwal government is nothing but another “jumla government”, just making tall promises without fulfiling them.

Two AAP activists join BJP

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Two Aam Aadmi Party activists – Ajit Singh Sehra and Nitu Ravi Anand – today joined the BJP in presence of Rajouri Garden assembly bye-election candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

MCD polls a base to form govt in Delhi: Shah

MCD polls a base to form govt in Delhi: Shah

26 Mar 2017 | 12:59 AM

NEW DELHI:After forming governments in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur following recently held assembly elections, BJP National President Amit Shah today asked his party activists to work hard to win the elections of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi as it would be a base to form the government in Delhi state in future.

Corruption rampant in Delhi govt, says Amit ShahMCD POLLS

Corruption rampant in Delhi govt, says Amit Shah

25 Mar 2017 | 3:37 PM

NEW DELHI: After forming governments in Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Goa and Manipur, BJP national president Amit Shah asked party workers on Saturday to work hard to win the forthcoming Delhi civic elections.

Delhi Fateh Diwas to be celebrated for two days

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Mangament Committee (DSGMC) will celebrate two-day 'Delhi Fateh Diwas' on March 25 and 26 at Red fort to celebrate the 234th anniversary of Delhi victory under the leadership of Sikh marshals Baba Baghel Singh, Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (fourth head Budha Dal), Jassa Singh Ramgarhia, Tara Singh Gheba and Mahan Singh Shukarchakia.

Internal row delays DSGMC executive members’ polls

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Internal fighting between senior leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Delhi unit, led to postponement of the election of five top executive members, including president and general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

SC orders CBI probe into girl’s accidental death

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a CBI probe into the death of a 22-year-old BA student who was killed while her four friends were injured when their car met with an accident on the Yamuna Expressway in January 2015.

Man assaults live-in partner's daughter, held

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:With the help of 181 women helpline of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), a man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his live-in partner's fifteen-year-old daughter.

Resident doctors seek PM’s intervention

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Standing behind their colleagues in Maharsahtra, resident doctors in the national Capital today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention into their concerns over security inside hospitals warning if issues remain “unresolved” they will be forced to go for a “complete shutdown” of services.

JNU students protest seat cut in courses outside UGC office

JNU students protest seat cut in courses outside UGC office

25 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Opposing the massive seat cut in MPhil and PhD courses, Jawaharlal Nehru University students under its students'' union today staged a protest outside the UGC building causing inconvenience to commuters at the busy ITO.

Focus on optimal use of technology, LG tells police

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Reviewing the use of technology by the Delhi Police in the fifth "theme based’ meeting, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal today directed for proper upkeep of records, to evolve with advancement of the technology and for random checks of existing systems.

LG reviews chikungunya, dengue preparedness

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt. Governor Anil Baijal today directed all stakeholders to immediately activate standard operating procedures (SOP) for prevention of dengue and chikungunya cases and told all concerned agencies to assign field duties to its officials for supervision of the work as per SOP.

Two minor girls suffer burns as car catches fire

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:In a bizarre incident, two girls, aged two and three, sustained severe burns injuries after the car they were playing in suddenly caught fire in the Sultanpuri area, outer Delhi, said a police official.

People should respond to BJP’s choice of UP CM: Historian Noorani

People should respond to BJP’s choice of UP CM: Historian Noorani

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Eminent historian and lawyer AG Noorani today slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party over the elevation of Hindu hardliner Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, saying it is for people to strongly respond to it.

DSGMC to elect executive committee members

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) members will elect executive committee members tomorrow.

DSGMC to elect executive committee members

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) members will elect executive committee members tomorrow.

AAP attack on EC highlights its anarchist face, says BJP

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) questioned the State Election Commission’s directive to remove displays containing “aam aadmi”, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta today shot back at the Kejriwal-led party claiming the AAP opposes any decision that does not suit its political interests and its attack on the State Election Commission (SEC) highlights its “fascist and anarchist” face.

AAP replaces 14 candidates for MCD polls

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party today replaced 14 of its candidates for municipal polls on April 23 leaving those whose names were dropped fuming, with many among them claiming the party did not give any satisfactory reason.

Prez urged to disqualify 11 MLAs violating Office of Profit norms

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:BJP chief Manoj Tiwari in a letter written to President Pranab Mukherjee draws his attention towards an application submitted to him seeking disqualification of 11 MLAs of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party who have been appointed co-chairpersons of District Disaster Management Committees (DDMCs) in violation of the Office of Profit provisions.

Services in govt hospitals hit as resident doctors go on mass leave

Services in govt hospitals hit as resident doctors go on mass leave

24 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

NEW DELHI:In a strong disapproval of the Mumbai High Court’s order and then the Maharashtra government’s warning to striking doctors, resident doctors of around 38 hospitals— including centrally managed, ESI, Delhi Government and MCD-run— in the national Capital went on a one-day mass casual leave on Thursday in support of their counterparts in Maharashtra even as those posted at emergencies reported to work.

Baijal chairs review meeting of Planning Dept

23 Mar 2017 | 12:29 AM

NEW DELHI: Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, who is also the chairperson of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today reviewed the functioning of Planning Wing of the authority and asserted that planning exercises should be enabling instruments for planned development of Delhi.

Con couple held for theft

23 Mar 2017 | 12:29 AM

NEW DELHI:With the arrest of a couple, Manisha (35) and Vijay Singh (41), the police have busted a network of thieves who committed a spate of thefts in posh colonies of Delhi.

Girl attacked with acid

23 Mar 2017 | 12:29 AM

NEW DELHI:A girl was attacked with acid allegedly by her boyfriend in Sangam Vihar this morning.

Resident docs to go on mass leave today

23 Mar 2017 | 12:29 AM

NEW DELHI:Over 20,000 resident doctors of government hospitals in the national Capital will go on casual leave en masse tomorrow in support of their counterparts in Maharashtra who are on strike.

MCD polls postponed to April 23

23 Mar 2017 | 12:29 AM

NEW DELHI:In a major development, the State Election Commission today deferred the MCD elections by a day to April 23 due to the CBSE board examinations.

Congress to kickstart MCD election drive on March 25

Congress to kickstart MCD election drive on March 25

23 Mar 2017 | 12:29 AM

NEW DELHI:Doing all it could to make a comeback in the national Capital, the Congress is going to bring its top guns, including P Chidambaram, Salman Khurshid, Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh, in the campaign for the municipal polls.

Remove Aam Aadmi from all forms of display, EC tells AAP

23 Mar 2017 | 12:29 AM

NEW DELHI:In run up to the municipal elections in Delhi, the State Election Commission has directed the Chief Secretary of the Delhi government and all three municipal commissioners to take action with regards to the removal of the words "Aam Aadmi" from all forms of display across the city prompting a fuming Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to question the directive accusing the State Election Commission of falling prey to the “diktats” of political masters.

Consumers urged to switch off power on March 25

22 Mar 2017 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI:BSES has exhorted the residents to minimise their use of electricity by turning off extra lights on March 25 when the whole world will observe “Earth Hour”.

Boy killed in road mishap

22 Mar 2017 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI:A Class X boy riding a scooter died after being hit by a speeding minibus in the Begumpur area today.

AAP chief to begin canvassing from March 31

22 Mar 2017 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Hoping to invigorate his party’s prospects, Aam Aadmi Party national convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be on ground from March 31 canvassing for AAP candidates for the municipal corporation polls at a time when Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will get its top brass, including BJP national president Amit Shah and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, to address a rally of polling booth in-charges at Ramlila Maidan here on March 25.

MCD ELECTIONS

JD(U) second list to woo Sikhs, Purvanchalis

22 Mar 2017 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI:In the second list for MCD elections, the Janata Dal (United) has decided to give priority to Purvanchalis and Sikhs to grab voters of both the communities.

Sirsa files papers from Rajouri seat bypoll

Sirsa files papers from Rajouri seat bypoll

22 Mar 2017 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI:The BJP candidate from Rajouri Garden, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, today filed his nomination papers with the Rampura SDM, Amit Kumar.

2k Home Guard volunteers withdrawn from DTC buses

22 Mar 2017 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Around 2,000 Home Guard volunteers deployed as marshals in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses to check crime against women have been “temporarily withdrawn” even as Civil Defence volunteers will continue to be on ground in the buses.

POLLUTION SOLUTION

DPCC directed to set up more monitoring stations

22 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

NEW DELHI:Chairing a high-level meeting on air pollution in Delhi, Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to set up 20 more real-time monitoring stations and set a deadline of October for 14 new stations.

Book on Sardar-e-Azam Santokh Singh released

Book on Sardar-e-Azam Santokh Singh released

21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Credit for opening Sikh educational institutions, expansion of historic gurdwaras, their beautification, bringing of weapons of Guru Gobind Singh back from London, second language status to Punjabi in Delhi, Punjabi Kavi Sammelan at Red Fort and various other charitable services goes to late Sikh leader, Jathedar Santokh Singh, said various speakers at a book release function, Sardar-e-Azam Santokh Singh.

Man commits suicide at Metro station

21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI:A 50-year-old man today allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at Azadpur Metro station.

Rajouri bypolls: BJP gives ticket to Sirsa

21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Youth Akali Dal leader and DSGMC general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that he is contesting the Rajouri Garden assembly by-election on the BJP ticket.

Action taken against tainted cops quite slow: RTI activist

21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI:In the past three years, the Delhi police have received more than 70,000 complaints against their own personnel, but investigation was done only in 535 cases.

M.Sc. postgraduates clamour for inclusion in MCI Act

21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Decrying the latest guidelines for human resource on diagnostic labs under the Clinical Establishments Act (CEA) 2010, a group of M.Sc. medical postgraduates (in microbiology and biochemistry) from across the country today staged a protest in the national Capital against the provisions demanding the inclusion of medical M.Sc. degree in the CEA and in the first schedule of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

DCW helps woman get maternity leave pay

21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI:A woman employee of a private firm who was denied salary during maternity leave was granted the benefit following intervention by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

Jat protests: Capital stuck in long jams

21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Commuters faced Monday blues as they were stuck in long traffic jams across the national capital due to heavy security cover as a precautionary measure despite the Jat quota agitation being called off.

Swaraj India, AAP release lists

21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI:Swaraj India today announced the names of 34 candidates for the municipal elections in the city taking the total tally to 130 candidates at a time when the Aam Aadmi Party’s list has reached around 262 candidates for the elections to be held on April 22.

Swaraj Abhiyan for use of VVPAT in MCD polls

21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI:The Swaraj Abhiyan has demanded to conduct the forthcoming elections to the Municipal Corporations of Delhi on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) with Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) asking the State Election Commission of Delhi to issue a press release on this matter confirming that all polling booths will have EVMs with VVPAT.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Many trees obscure traffic lights in cityNO LESSONS LEARNT FROM SUB-INSPECTOR’S DEATH

Many trees obscure traffic lights in city

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the tragic death of 23-year-old sub-inspector Jagdeep Kaur in a road accident on the Chunmun mall intersection on Saturday, the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar and the Traffic Police do not seem to have learnt any lessons from it.

CRACKDOWN ON DRUGS

Now, govt schools to tell parents about menace

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Widening the ambit of their campaign against drugs in the city, the district police have now issued instructions to the DEO to tell students and their parents about the perils of drug abuse.

Major fire in factory

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: A major fire broke out today in an air cooler factory situated in the Nurpur area near Maqsudan.

One held with 50 gm of heroin

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: In its ongoing drive against drug trade, the CIA Staff of the Jalandhar Rural Police today claimed to have arrested a man for allegedly possessing 50 gm of heroin.

MC gears up to deal with health issues in summers

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Ahead of the summer season, the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) has geared up to fight summer infections and diseases in the city.

NGT goes strict on stubble burning

NGT goes strict on stubble burning

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Although farmers are warned every season by the administration not to burn the crop residue after harvesting, the same practice goes unchecked each time.

Two held with illicit liquor

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: The Basti Bawa Khel police today arrested two persons with illicit liquor from various locations in the area.

RMPI expresses angst over communal clashes

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

JALANDHAR: The Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) today condemned the incident that took place in Gujarat in which a students’ fight turned into a communal clash.

CAMPUS NOTES

Overall Trophy

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

Students of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya bagged the overall trophy in inter-college competition “Tarang-2017” organised by St Soldier College.

PHAGWARA BRIEFS

Cylinders stolen

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

Three cooking gas cylinders and two gas stoves were found stolen from Government Senior Secondary School in Bhularai village on Saturday night.

Two commit suicide in separate incidents

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

Phagwara: A young woman committed suicide by jumping before a Delhi-bound Shane-Punjab Express near Mehtan between Phagwara and Cheherru on Jalandhar-Phagwara rail section on Saturday evening.

Movie lovers disappointed

27 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

PHAGWARA: Hundreds of cine-lovers besides customers of VIVA Collage, Jalandhar, are facing inconvenience for the last four days as air-conditioning system of the mall could not work due to power disconnection.

Shop burgled

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

A garments’ shop was burgled on Gaushala road on Saturday.

Three of a family injured in road accident

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

GORAYA: Three persons — Hanesh Kumar of Jalandhar Cantt, his wife Mona and their one-year-old son, Ishan, — sustained serious injuries when the car, in which they were traveling in, was hit by a speeding vehicle near Goraya on Thursday evening.

CAMPUS NOTES

Awareness drive to save sparrows

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

An awareness drive to create awareness on the fast disappearance of house sparrows and other urban birds was carried out by the Environment Club of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya (HMV), Jalandhar.

Exhibition brings fresh whiff of air, hope for art lovers

Exhibition brings fresh whiff of air, hope for art lovers

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: The exhibition organised by the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, which recently concluded at the Virsa Vihar, brought in a fresh whiff of air and hope for art lovers who are sick of watching kitschy renditions of refurbished themes, which marked paintings at the local galleries for ages.

Labour union protests against attack on Dalit woman

Labour union protests against attack on Dalit woman

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Demanding police action against assailants who attacked a woman of Bakhunangal, members of Pendu Mazdoor Union today held a protest demonstration.

Akali-BJP govt failed to nab Gagneja’s assailants: RSS

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of the Rashtriya Swayamsevwak Sangh (RSS) today alleged that the former Akali-BJP government in the state had not been able to nab the culprits behind the murder of senior RSS ideologue Jagdish Gagneja who had been gunned down by armed assailants in Jalandhar.

Suspension incident shows govt machinery in poor light

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, had to invoke his powers as head of the criminal administration to suspend a head constable, laxity on the part of the police officials surfaced further.

Teachers for fulfillment of promises

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Teachers of the AIE/EGS/STR Union have sought the fulfillment of their promises regarding “equal work equal pay” as well as regularisation.

CID constable, teacher held on drug smuggling charge

CID constable, teacher held on drug smuggling charge

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Intensifying its move against drug trade after the new government came to power in the state, the Jalandhar Rural Police today claimed to have arrested a CID constable and a private school teacher, who is son of police personnel in the district, in connection with allegedly smuggling 2 kg opium and 20 gm heroin.

Five nabbed in raidsCRACKDOWN AGAINST DRUGS

Five nabbed in raids

26 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Five persons were nabbed by the police in various crackdowns across city areas today to nab elements indulging in the sale of intoxicant substances.

Graduation ceremonyCAMPUS NOTES

Graduation ceremony

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

The graduation ceremony was organised in Delhi Public School for the ‘graduates’ of Class prep.

Two held for drug peddling

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

PHAGWARA: The Phagwara police today arrested two persons over allegeded involvenment in drug trade.

Local football club manager represents country in Japan

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: Ravina, manager of the Youth Football Club (YFC), Rurka Kalan, has come back after attending a 10-day project management seminar in Japan recently.

Doctors stage token protest

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

PHAGWARA: Doctors of the town, belonging to the Indian Medical Association (IMA), staged a token protest near the blood bank here against those who attacked doctors at several places in Maharashtra recently.

World TB Day observed at SBLS Nursing School

World TB Day observed at SBLS Nursing School

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: The health authorities today observed World TB Day to mark the discovery of TB Bacili by Sir Robert Koch, March 1882.

Multi-skill development centre gets operational

Multi-skill development centre gets operational

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: A multi-skill development centre that has been set up under the aegis of the Punjab Government’s Punjab Skill Development Mission in Jalandhar has become operational and will provide training to more than 1,700 youths from the district annually.

No big agenda for me in present regime: KoharWITH NEW GOVERNMENT TAKING OATH, JALANDHAR TRIBUNE SPEAKS TO NEWLY ELECTED MLAS

No big agenda for me in present regime: Kohar

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: Having completed four consecutive terms and become MLA for the fifth time, former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Ajit Singh Kohar is, perhaps, the most satisfied legislator.

Civil, police admn launch joint action plan

25 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: The District Administration and the Police Department have initiated a joint action plan against drugs in Jalandhar district on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for the complete eradication of the drug menace from the state.

CAMPUS NOTES

National seminar

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

The science faculty of Kanya Maha Vidyalaya organised a national seminar on recent trends in science and technology under DBT Star College Scheme.

Blood donation camp held

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

Jalandhar: The Red Ribbon Society, NSS Wing and Red Cross Society of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya organised a blood donation camp in collaboration with NGO Pahal on the occasion of Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Bamboo works, silk stoles display culture of north-eastern states

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The handicrafts from seven north-eastern states of the country are on display for city lovers with a taste for handlooms from the north east.

Akademi exhibition mesmerises art lovers

Akademi exhibition mesmerises art lovers

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: An exhibition of artists from the Lalit Kala Akademi put up at the Virsa Vihar’s Satya Paul Gallery has managed to stir artistic instincts of the city populace.

Want to make Phagwara a district, says Som Parkash of the BJPMY MLA MY AGENDA

Want to make Phagwara a district, says Som Parkash of the BJP

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Having won from the seat for the second consecutive time, BJP MLA Som Parkash has set his targets for the works he has to get initiated in the Phagwara constituency, prime and the big one being getting the district status for Phagwara.

Cops prepare strategy to tackle drug menace

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: With an aim to wiping out illegal drug trade from the city and surrounding areas, the Jalandhar Police today started a campaign equipped with a multi-pronged strategy.

1 held for stealing ATM cards

1 held for stealing ATM cards

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The Commissionerate police have arrested an employee who was allegedly stealing people’s ATM cards by deceiving them.

Five kg opium seized, 2 held

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Rural Police today claimed to have busted a gang of drug peddlers by arresting two members of the gang.

ERADICATING ILLEGAL MINING

Special drive launched

24 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The district administration has initiated a special drive to curb illegal mining across the district, especially along the banks of Sutlej river in Phillaur, Nakodar and Shahkot sub-divisions.

Sports trials from Apr 1

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Various trials for the session 2017-18 for admission of students to the sports wing school will begin from April 1 and will commence on April 3.

PHAGWARA BRIEFS

13 booked for protest

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

Phagwara: The police on Wednesday registered a case under Sections 283,427,148 and149 of the IPC against 13 persons-Rajinder Ghera, Kulwant Singh, Santokh Singh, Ajit Singh, Amrik Singh, Guljar Masih, Balkar Masih, Amritpal Singh, Satnam Singh, Surinder Singh, Bhindi, Romy and Dhanna.

Employment fair tomorrow at skill development centre

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: An employment fair (Rozgar Mela) is being organised at the Multi-Skill Development Centre, Leather Complex, Jalandhar, on March 24.

Awareness drive by DCC

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

Phagwara: To eradicate the menace of drugs from Punjab as per the vision of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the District Congress Committee, Kapurthala, along with the Punjab Police today started a massive awareness drive.

CAMPUS NOTES

Placement drive

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

Five final year students of the department of ECE of Mehr Chand Polytechnic College, Jalandhar - Parteek Gupta, Nisha Thapa, Rajat Dhiman, Pranav and Manish Kumar Das were selected by a multi-national company, M/s Centum Electronics Limited, Bangalore, at the pay package of Rs 1.22 lakh per annum in the campus placement drive interview recently held at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar.

‘Polarisation of country worrisome’

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The Revolutionary Marxist Party of India today expressed a deep concern over the present situation in the country and said the country had been polarised on the basis of religion and that nationalism and intolerance was at an all-time high.

Man held on murder charge

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Following the murder of a Canada-based resident, Surinder Kaur, from Koja village in the Bhogpur police station, the police have taken a suspect from the village into custody.

WORLD WATER DAY

Polluting water bodies is a sin, says Seechewal

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: “The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will succeed only with the involvement of countrymen. As they say that the charity begins at home so we all should first start cleanliness drive from our homes to make the country clean.”

Beacons gone, security cover withdrawn

Beacons gone, security cover withdrawn

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Within days of formation of the new government in the state, almost all senior rung officials of Jalandhar have removed beacons from their vehicles.

Sans grants, Nakodar schools fail to pay bills

Sans grants, Nakodar schools fail to pay bills

23 Mar 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Almost a month after The Tribune highlighted lack of grants to Nakodar-1 and 2 blocks of the city to pay power bills and days after the District education Officer (DEO) assured that the payment of grants will be ensured, these blocks are yet to receive the promised grants.

NRI woman murdered in Koja village

NRI woman murdered in Koja village

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: Koja village in the Bhogpur police station of the district was today gripped with panic when an NRI woman from Canada was found murdered at her home early in the morning.

NIT bags patent for leg exerciser machine

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: A team of the faculty of the Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) has been granted a patent for a “Leg exerciser machine”, useful for physiotherapists working on muscular dystrophy and post-fracture patients.

Preparing for 550th Gurpurab at Sultanpur Lodhi: Navtej CheemaMY MLA MY AGENDA

Preparing for 550th Gurpurab at Sultanpur Lodhi: Navtej Cheema

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: Having won from the holy town of Sultanpur Lodhi for the second consecutive time, Congress MLA Navtej Cheema says the biggest task before him in the present tenure will be holding the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

200 varieties displayed at flower show in Cantt

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: An annual flower show and garden competition was organised by the Cantonment Board, Jalandhar, and Station Headquarters Vajra Corps here today.

Pakistani actors enact playCAMPUS NOTES

Pakistani actors enact play

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

At Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, a one-act play ‘Anhi Maayi Da Supna’ was beautifully enacted by renowned Pakistani actors from Lahore.

Programme on safety training held at RCF

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: A one-day safety training programme on general engineering was organised jointly by the Director of Factories, Punjab, Chandigarh and Punjab Industrial Safety Council, Chandigarh, at the Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala.

Engineers suggest ways to reduce power tariff in state

Engineers suggest ways to reduce power tariff in state

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Power Engineers Association today sought the government’s help and cooperation to reduce the power tariff in the state.

Parents’ body writes to CM

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Parents Association today wrote a letter to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh seeking the implementation of the High Court’s order on private schools in the state.

Admn spreads awareness about digital literacy

Admn spreads awareness about digital literacy

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: The Central government and the Police Commissionerate, Jalandhar, organised a ‘Digi Dhan Mela’ at the CT Group of Institutions, Shahpur, today which was inaugurated by Union Minister of State Gen VK Singh.

Enforcement Directorate attaches vehicle in Bhola case

Enforcement Directorate attaches vehicle in Bhola case

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached a Toyota Fortuner owned by an accused in the Bhola drugs case.

Police-public meeting on drug menace

22 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

JALANDHAR: With a view to making the city drugs-free, the Jalandhar police, under the leadership of Police Commissioner Arpit Shukla conducted a police-public meeting on the Gulab Devi road here today.

Feedback

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@gmail.com

World Oral Health Day observed

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: On the instructions of the Health and Family Welfare Department under civil surgeon Maninder Kaur Minhas, a district-level rally in Jalandhar on the occasion of World Oral Health Day.

Literary honour for Panchhi, Khemkani

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Ranjit Punjabi Magazine organised the fourth Ranjit Singh Kharag Memorial award ceremony at Guru Nanak Dev University College, Jalandhar, for Sardar Panchhi, a renowned poet and Harbhajan Singh Khemkani, a noted story writer.

Students visit Rashtrapati BhawanCAMPUS NOTES

Students visit Rashtrapati Bhawan

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

Students of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya had an interaction with the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. They were welcomed at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as guests of the President.

CM’s decision hailed

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Lauding the recent moves of the Congress in its first cabinet meeting, Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta said the move to abolish the post of DTO and do away with halqa in-charge post had clarified that the Congress was the only party which wanted to curb corruption.

BRIEFLY

Blood donation camp

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

PHAGWARA: As many as 240 youth donated blood in a blood donation camp organised by Hindustan Welfare Blood Donors Club at Vij Palace on Sunday evening.

One killed in mishap

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

PHAGWARA: A motorcyclist, identified as Gurmail Chand, of Phagwara village Barna was killed on the spot, while another person sustained injuries when a speeding truck hit their motorcycle near Chiherru on the national highway between Phagwara and Jalandhar today.

Ex-servicemen hail Capt, assure cooperation

Ex-servicemen hail Capt, assure cooperation

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Few days since the appointment of Capt Amarinder Singh as the Chief Minister of Punjab, ex-servicemen of the region have assured him of full cooperation to fulfill his dream of creating a ‘New Punjab’.

Faith intact amidst misgivings

Faith intact amidst misgivings

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Volunteers from across Punjab gathered outside the residence of AAP Jalandhar Cantt candidate HS Walia during the party’s meeting to introspect on its triumphs and follies following the Assembly elections.

Digi Dhan Mela to be opened today

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Union State Minister for External Affairs VK Singh will inaugurate the Digi Dhan Mela here tomorrow to promote the digital payment methods among consumers and merchants for the higher usage of digital transactions through the offer of incentives.

PARKING SPACE ISSUE

Society residents seek action against developers

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The Silver Oak Residents Welfare Society today approached the Municipal Corporation Commissioner, seeking action against the developer for using almost all parking space of the apartment for commercial purposes.

Preparing for 550th Gurpurb at Sultanpur Lodhi: Navtej CheemaMY MLA MY AGENDA

Preparing for 550th Gurpurb at Sultanpur Lodhi: Navtej Cheema

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Having won from the holy town of Sultanpur Lodhi for the second consecutive time, Congress MLA Navtej Cheema says the biggest task before him in the present tenure will be holding the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Cabinet decision creates confusion at the District Transport Office in city

Cabinet decision creates confusion at the District Transport Office in city

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: High drama prevailed at Automated Driving Test Track near the bus stand here this morning when the visitors found the test track closed following the uncertainty created by the Punjab Government’s decision to abolish the post of the District Transport Officer (DTO).

PIDB GRANTS

Reports on recall of released funds worry SAD-BJP

21 Mar 2017 | 2:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The reports of the new Congress government halting civic works and beginning to collect all unspent funds of the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) has sent the Akali-BJP MLAs into a tizzy.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
21-yr-old succumbs to ‘dowry pressure’

21-yr-old succumbs to ‘dowry pressure’

27 Mar 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: A 21-year-old married woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her in-laws’ house in Preet Vihar late last evening. On the allegations of the deceased’s relatives, who suspect foul play, the husband and three members of his family were booked in abetment-of-suicide case.

Land cleared by LIT encroached on again

Land cleared by LIT encroached on again

27 Mar 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: It was barely a fortnight ago (on March 10) when the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) authorities had cleared encroachments from green belt and vacant land in Block A of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar.

Brother’s gesture for his disabled sister moves audience

Brother’s gesture for his disabled sister moves audience

27 Mar 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: At a time when relations are falling apart, a beautiful example of brother-sister bond was witnessed during the convocation of Atam Vallabh Jain College here today.

4 held for taking away tanker at gunpoint

27 Mar 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: Within 24 hours of the incident, the city police have managed to unravel the mystery behind the incident of stealing a tanker from a Haryana-based man at gunpoint.

Overall development of Raikot on Hissowal’s mindMY MLA MY AGENDA

Overall development of Raikot on Hissowal’s mind

27 Mar 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: Raikot has had a peculiar voting history. In the Assembly elections, the constituency has been voting to power the candidates from a party that is not in power in the state.

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