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Another MC job scam, two youths defrauded

Another MC job scam, two youths defrauded

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Two more cases of fake job were reported to the MC office here yesterday.

Swachh City survey: Civic body expects better rank this time

Swachh City survey: Civic body expects better rank this time

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Union Government’s Swachh City ranking team is currently on a visit to the city.

GMC’s bid to ensure cleanliness

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The authorities concerned at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH), associated with Government Medical College here have planned to rope in the nursing staff to ensure cleanliness.

Project for railway station’s facelift begins

Project for railway station’s facelift begins

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik announced the beginning of the civil work for the overall development and expansion of the railway station with an investment of Rs 15.

Australian High Commissioner to visit city tomorrow

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu will visit the holy city on February 18.

Assault victim booked

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sadar police have registered a cross-case against the complainant who had accused a family, including three woman, of assault.

3 killed in mishaps

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

TARN TARAN: Three persons died in different mishaps here today. In the first incident, Sukhmanpreet Singh (21) was killed after a gun went off accidentally at his house in Mohalla Guru Ka Khooh.

‘Local Bodies Dept delays probe into wrongdoings’

‘Local Bodies Dept delays probe into wrongdoings’

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has accused the Department of Local Bodies of adopting a dilly-dallying approach towards the probe into the controversial issue of handing over a portion of the historic Ram Bagh to a private firm.

Govt hails Guardians of Governance for vigilance

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guardians of Governance from Amritsar district have filed maximum reports to the Chief Minister’s office till date.

Delay in issuance of roll numbers flayed

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The teacher unions are upset over the delay in the issuance of roll numbers for Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) examinations.

Bankers’ association accuses PNB of making officials scapegoat

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Avnish Khosla, a leader of the All India Secretary of a Banking Trade Union, has accused Punjab National Bank (PNB) of making a few officials at the lower level scapegoats in the scam of Rs 11,400 crore that left the country rattled two days ago.

Seminar for lawyers tomorrowSNIPPETS

Seminar for lawyers tomorrow

17 Feb 2018 | 12:03 AM

AMRITSAR: In a joint initiative, the Bar Council of India and Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana will organise a seminar-cum-workshop on professional development programme for lawyers at Dashmesh Auditorium, Guru Nanak Dev University, on February 18. Justice Mahesh Grover from Punjab and Haryana High Court will be the chief guest.

Meeting on child labour held

16 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

Amritsar: Dr Ashok Sahu, special thematic rapporteur from National Human Rights Commission, on Thursday addressed officials at a meeting on maintaining records of migrant workers for identifying the number of children involved in child labour.

Student bags gold in KISG

16 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

Amritsar: Paras Sharma, a budding basketball player from Spring Dale Senior School, has made the city proud by bagging the top spot in the Khelo India School Games, a national-level sports tournament held at IGI Stadium, New Delhi.

Dr Bal to present paper at Harvard

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Baljinder Singh Bal from the department of physical education of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will present a paper on ‘Ardhnarishwar-The Duality of Sexes in Sports-Concern for the 21st Century’ at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities to be held at the Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA in May.

Kapil to be challaned

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Independent Student Federation has submitted a complaint to the police against comedian-actor Kapil Sharma after a video of his went viral in which he is seen riding a bike without helmet.

4 booked for firing

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

TARN TARAN: Five residents of Bhai Ladhu village have been booked in connection with a firing incident which occurred four days ago in the village.

Auditorium inaugurated

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

TARN TARAN: Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) president Dhanraj Singh today inaugurated a newly-constructed auditorium at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School in Patti, 25 km from here.

Vending machine sans sanitary napkin for a year

Vending machine sans sanitary napkin for a year

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Though a lot has been talked about the usage of santinary napkins, students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School at Mall road are not able to avail the facility of low-cost sanitary napkins from the dispenser installed on the school premises.

Paramedics for promotion, allowance

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Representatives of Paramedical Staff Union today met Dr Avinash Kumar, Director, Research and Medical Education in Chandigarh and apprised him of the problems being faced by them.

GNDU installs flags of affiliated colleges

GNDU installs flags of affiliated colleges

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has installed flags bearing logos of its affiliated college on its premises near the office of Vice Chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu.

Civic body to display numbers of officials

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) will display the names and mobile numbers of senior officials in every locality for the convenience of residents.

SAD behind financial crisis in state: Jakhar

SAD behind financial crisis in state: Jakhar

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

TARN TARAN: PPCC president and Lok Sabha MP from Gurdaspur Sunil Jakhar today blamed the SAD for the economic crisis in the state.

Metro bus service resumes after two-day protest in city

Metro bus service resumes after two-day protest in city

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Drivers of the metro bus service, running under the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), staged a protest over non-payment of their salaries here today.

Cantt Board seals three properties

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on the directions of Defence Estate, the Cantonment Board has sealed a marriage palace, an illegal parking lot and a vehicle washing place located opposite to the District Courts Complex here.

Water contamination: Health team visits affected areas

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: We will ask MC officials to get the water from the area tested and take immediate measures if sewage is found in drinking water.

Contaminated water supply irks residents

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Pudhar Colony and Guru Arjan Dev Nagar in Putlighar have been receiving contaminated water supply for the past few days.

Mauled by stray dogs, 10-year-old succumbs

Mauled by stray dogs, 10-year-old succumbs

16 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

AMRITSAR: A 10-year-old girl, who was mauled by stray dogs in Bhindi Saida village in Ajnala a fortnight ago, succumbed to her injuries at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here yesterday.

Man held with drugs

Man held with drugs

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

Amritsar: The narcotics cell of the police have arrested a man for allegedly possessing 1 kg of opium and poppy husk.

Football event organised

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Global Institutes held annual Global Football League—Season 1, on its campus here today.

Deworming campaign today

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Health employees will organise a mop-up drive, a part of the ongoing deworming campaign being run at schools and anganwari centres in the district, on Friday.

State govt fails on social security front: SAD MP

State govt fails on social security front: SAD MP

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

SAD MP Ranjit Singh Brahampura today condemned the state government for its “failure” in providing facilities to people under social security schemes started by the previous SAD-BJP government.

Honour for Khalsa College Prof

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr Jaswinder Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology of Khalsa College, has been selected for the Dr Roshan Lal Agarwal Best Science Teacher Award by the Punjab Academy of Sciences, Patiala.

Civil Hospital to have IGNOU study centre soon

Civil Hospital to have IGNOU study centre soon

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs’ Memorial Civil Hospital is planning to set up a study circle in association with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to conduct a bridge course on community medicine for nurses.

MC to install bio-manure processing plants in parks

MC to install bio-manure processing plants in parks

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has decided to install bio-manure processing plants to make organic fertilisers from leaves and plant residue at various gardens of the city under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Security upped after Sunjuwan attackPATHANKOT DIARY

Security upped after Sunjuwan attack

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

Minutes after militants attacked the Sunjuwan military camp, the ghost of the January 2, 2016 Pathankot air base blitzkrieg came back to haunt locals.

Two killed in road mishap

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

Two men were killed in a road accident near Bhikhiwind, 35 km from here, last night.

Looted car recovered, robbers at large

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police police have recovered the car snatched from a trader but it is yet to make any arrest in the case even after elapsing of 48 hours.

Experts check feasibility under Smart Mission for development of city

Experts check feasibility under Smart Mission for development of city

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of officials, led by Deepti Uppal, Chief Executive Officer, Amritsar, Smart City Mission, visited several locations to examine the feasibility to start various development projects in the city today.

Youth thrashed, four booked

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police booked four youths for allegedly abducting and thrashing a youth in Chananke village here yesterday.

Kos Minars make GT road vulnerable to accidents

Kos Minars make GT road vulnerable to accidents

15 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The two historic Kos Minars (milestones or mile pillars), located on the main GT Road near Cantonment police station, have made the stretch prone to accidents.

Exhibition ends

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The three-day books exhibition organised by the National Book Trust concluded here on Tuesday. The exhibition was held under Punjab Pustak Parikrama.

Man killed in road mishap

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A man was killed in a road mishap near the bus stand here yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Bindeshwar, a resident of Bela Aurangabad in Bihar. He was putting up at Jawahar Nagar on Mehta Road.

2 arrested for attacking cops

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

TARN TARAN: Two persons were arrested for attacking policemen on duty at the Harike police station, 35 km from here, on last night. The accused have been identified as Balwinder Singh and his son Jatinderjit Singh of Pangota village.

Three-day workshop dwells on women empowerment

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day workshop on Capacity Building Programme of Women Managers in Higher Education was organised at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

Campaign on dental care for students launched

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration has launched a campaign to create dental hygiene awareness among students of government schools.

Albendazole tablets administered to children

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The National Deworming day was observed at block Kalanaur under the supervision of Senior Medical Officer, Dr Lakhwinder Singh Athwal.

Schools gear up for PM’s exam tips to students

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: With an aim to help students to beat exam stress for their upcoming board examination of class X and XII, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to interact with students under his initiative ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ on February 16.

City residents gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day

City residents gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: City residents seem to be excited about celebrating Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Various gift items, including heart-shaped cushions, balloons, colourful teddy bears and customised heart-shaped cakes, can be seen adorning shops in the city.

Admn to take action for damage to BRTS lane grills

Admn to take action for damage to BRTS lane grills

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the basic infrastructure of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is yet to be completed, the local administration and the Municipal Corporation are worried about the perils to the existing one.

Police accused of implicating workers in false cases

Police accused of implicating workers in false cases

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

TARN TARAN: Accusing the police of implicating workers of political parties in false cases, members of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) staged a dharna in front of the SSP’s office here today.

MS of GND Hospital proceeds on leave

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The medical superintendent of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Dr HS Sohal, has proceeded on leave. Recently, the faculty of the hospital boycotted the medical services as well as classes to register their protest against the frequent surprise checks by Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla at the hospital.

MC planning to issue notices to ineligible hotels

MC planning to issue notices to ineligible hotels

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Municipal Corporation officials are planning to issue showcause notices to at least 46 hotels out of 214 that had applied for regularisation of their establishments under the one-time settlement policy introduced in 2016.

Swachhta Abhiyan: Civic body honours biz establishments

Swachhta Abhiyan: Civic body honours biz establishments

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, organised an event to honour hotels, hospitals, schools and market associations for keeping their premises clean here today.

Trader robbed of car at gunpoint

14 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Four miscreants took away a car, Rs 2.85 lakh in cash and cellphones from a local trader at gunpoint near Jandiala Guru here yesterday. The cash and cellphones were in the car.

Man arrested for Rs 80,000 fraud

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

Phagwara: The police have arrested a city resident for fraud.

One killed in road accident

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

Tarn Taran: A person, identified as Jarmal Singh (30), a resident of Mari Kamoke, was killed in a road mishap Sunday evening.

Industrialists give suggestions for streamlining traffic

Industrialists give suggestions for streamlining traffic

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Irked over the traffic mess, the Focal Point Industries Welfare Association has sent a communiqué to Police Commissioner SS Srivastav to improve the situation.

BJP for propagation of Central schemes

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) local unit today discussed the strategy to take the “people-friendly” policies of the Central Government to the masses.

Work to install radio diagnosis machines at GMC begins

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: After a delay of around a month and a half, the installation of diagnostic machines costing around Rs 3 crore has started at Government Medical College here.

Dr Kainth invited for Chennai conference

Dr Kainth invited for Chennai conference

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Eminent economist Dr Gursharan Singh Kainth has been invited to preside over av national conference on ‘Digital Economy and Green Management: Role of Banks, Payment Gateways and Consumers’ to be held at Guru Nanak College, Chennai, on February 24.

Training programme at GND varsity

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: A large number of architects, engineers, building professionals, students and faculty attended a capacity building training programme on Punjab Energy Conservation Buildings Codes (ECBC) at the seminar hall of Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

KCET students shine in sports events

KCET students shine in sports events

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The fifth annual athletics meet was organised at Khalsa College of Engineering and Technology (KCET) here today.

Govt to assist farmers for plantation

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Under the National Forest Policy, the Forest Department has announced to foot 50 per cent of the expenditure incurred by farmers in planting tree saplings on the edges of their fields.

Horticulture institute a distant dream

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The proposed Union government-sponsored Post Graduate Institute of Excellence in Horticulture here has not seen much progress even two years after its announcement.

SAD men accused of thrashing traders

SAD men accused of thrashing traders

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR:Former Congress leader Mandeep Singh Manna today alleged that a personal assistant (PA) of a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister allegedly thrashed a meat shop owner and his brother after they refused to give them glasses for boozing at a public place outside his shop.

Kin of murder victim protest, seek arrest of assailants

Kin of murder victim protest, seek arrest of assailants

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Family members of a local youth, Bikramjit Singh, today accused the city police of inaction.

Double murder: Police rule out involvement of politician

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after the elapsing of six days, the police are yet to make any breakthrough in connection with the brutal murder of a woman and her daughter.

Family attacked, four booked

Family attacked, four booked

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sadar police have booked four persons, including three women in connection with an assault case.

Mercury dips as intermittent showers lash city

Mercury dips as intermittent showers lash city

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Intermittent showers since early morning hours resulted in a dip in the temperature here today.

Anonymous complaint against acting principal of GNDU college

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: An anonymous person, in an email sent to The Tribune and GNDU Vice Chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu, has raised questions over the appointment of an acting principal of a constituent college of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) in Mukandpur.

HC summons health officials over issuance of ‘fake’ MLR

13 Feb 2018 | 1:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) has issued a notice of motion to senior officials of the Health Department, including Amritsar Civil Surgeon, in connection with a civil writ petition filed by a retired government school principal, Sewa Singh Sekhon.

SNIPPETS

Drugs seized, two booked

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

Tarn Taran: The Patti Sadar police have arrested Harpreet Singh of Bhagupur village and seized 40 kg of lahan.

Availing govt schemes a Herculean task: Activist

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central as well as the state governments are stressing on employment generation but their departments appear to be least interested in assisting people to set up industrial units to generate employment avenues.

Consumer forum fines eatery for overcharging for packed water

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed an eatery to refund Rs 19 overcharged for a mineral water bottle along with Rs 2,000 as compensation and Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses.

Post offices to house Aadhaar centres

Post offices to house Aadhaar centres

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar head post office is all set to open 54 new Aadhaar centres at its branches in the city.

Play on extramarital affairs steals the show

Play on extramarital affairs steals the show

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Portraying extra-marital affairs in a comic way, a play ‘Uff Ye Biwian’ was staged at the Punjab Naatshala here today.

Food street at Urban Haat yet to see the light of day

Food street at Urban Haat yet to see the light of day

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the food street at Urban Haat is yet to see the light of day, the Congress government in the state is now planning to open a new such street at the Town Hall.

MC to install 90 smart bins

MC to install 90 smart bins

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: In a bid to ensure cleanliness, the Municipal Corporation (MC) is going to install 90 smart bins at 45 locations in the city.

Orchestra dancer killed, 3 injured in road accident

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: A 20-year-old orchestra dancer died in road accident here yesterday.

Trudeau’s intervention sought for ’84 probe

Trudeau’s intervention sought for ’84 probe

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the holy city this month, the Khalra Mission Organisation has sought his intervention in sending a parliamentarian delegation to inquire about the military attack on the Golden Temple in 1984 and human rights violation in Punjab.

Rs15 lakh for govt school

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla paid a visit to Government Middle School in Chak Aul village near Amritsar today.

Protest against GMC doctors for opposing inspections

Protest against GMC doctors for opposing inspections

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: Three days after the doctors at Government Medical College (GMC) staged a protest against Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla over his frequent inspections, a local organisation came out in support of the MP and burnt an effigy of the GMC doctors.

Residents see red over stray animal menace

Residents see red over stray animal menace

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

AMRITSAR: The walled city has been grappling with the problem of stray cattle menace for years.

SNIPPETS

Man killed in road accident

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

Amritsar: In a hit-and-run case, a speeding vehicle crushed a labourer to death at Jandiala T point on the national highway on Friday.

Frequent incidents of crime leave residents worriedTARN TARAN DIARY

Frequent incidents of crime leave residents worried

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

A number of incidents of crime has rocked the district in the recent past. Be it attack on traders in Adda Bazaar, murder of a businessman by robbers, stripping of a Dalit woman in Fatehabad by a gangster, attack on a Dalit woman in Rani Walah village or recovery of 11 tractor-trolleys laden with sand from Jalloke village, the unlawful incidents have left the residents worried.

Portraits installed

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR:The SGPC unveiled portraits of famous raagi Bhai Hari Singh and Bhai Jaswant Singh Kular at the Central Sikh Museum, Golden Temple, on Saturday.

Gold plating of domes begins

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: The sewa (volunteering) for installing gold plates weighing 40 kg on the domes of ‘darshani deodi’, the main entrance through Ghanta Ghar side, of Golden Temple commenced today.

City known for its delicacies: Pant

City known for its delicacies: Pant

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR:“Amritsar has a special place in Punjab when it comes to food.

GNDU students unite for social cause

GNDU students unite for social cause

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: On the premises of Guru Nanak Dev University, a group of students is seen engrossed in a discussion over social activities it intends to undertake.

Books released on founder of Pingalwara

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: Six books, a documentary and a portrait of Bhagat Puran Singh, founder of the All India Pingalwara Charitable Society, were released at a function held at the Pingalwara complex near the bus stand here today.

Software upgrade delays clearance of cheques

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: Consumers are irked over the non-clearance of cheques drawn on Punjab National Bank (PNB) leaflets.

Traders hail move to raise capital investment limit for MSMEs

Traders hail move to raise capital investment limit for MSMEs

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: Several industrialist organisations today appreciated the NDA government’s move to raise the capital investment limit for the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

Cover garbage-laden vehicles, errants to face action: MC

Cover garbage-laden vehicles, errants to face action: MC

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: Taking a note of the complaints of residents about the garbage lifting vehicles leaving a trail of filth on the roads they pass through, the office of the Municipal Corporation (MC) has ordered its ‘safai karamcharis’ (sanitation workers) and drivers to ensure that the garbage loaded in trolleys be covered with tarpaulin.

Petrol pump in Rani Ka Bagh a violation of MC norms: Activist

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the Municipal Corporation (MC) doesn’t allow any commercial activity alongside the stretch from the DSP office to a branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Rani Ka Bagh, a fuel station has come up here.

No security under Cong: SAD leader

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: SAD leader and former MLA Ravinder Singh Brahmpura has criticised the government for “failing” to protect the life and dignity of common people.

Jail inmate caught with cell phone

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: Jail staff recovered a mobile from an inmate here yesterday.

Valmiki community protests, seeks completion of temple construction

Valmiki community protests, seeks completion of temple construction

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Valmiki community staged a protest over the incomplete construction of historic Bhagwan Valmiki temple here today.

Mother seeks job for youth disabled during Army training

Mother seeks job for youth disabled during Army training

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: The parents of a local youth, who has been invalidated by the Army due to disability after sustaining a severe injury during training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, has requested the the Defence Minister to assign him any non-combatant role.

Cops clueless in twin murder, forensic team takes samples

11 Feb 2018 | 1:28 AM

AMRITSAR: Forensic experts from Chandigarh today collected samples from a house at Darshan Avenue that witnessed the sensational double murder here recently.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
GNDTP staff show black flags to Finance Minister

GNDTP staff show black flags to Finance Minister

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Regular employees of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant today showed black flags to Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal as the latter was holding public meetings in the city.

Give us three months to solve civic issues: Manpreet to residents

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today asked residents of Ward No. 1 to give him 90 days’ time to address their problems of lack of basic civic amenities.

Man arrested on molestation charge

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: A man has been arrested while two others booked for allegedly molesting a college student.

Man sets up smart class at govt school on his own

Man sets up smart class at govt school on his own

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: An idea can change your life, it is said and rightly so.

AAP wants power supply restored to waterworks

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

MALOUT: Demanding the immediate restoration of power supply to the local waterworks, AAP workers staged a protest outside the PSPCL office here today.

Material worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Miscreants decamp with materials worth Rs 2.

Swachhta Survey over, city stinks again

Swachhta Survey over, city stinks again

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda may have performed well in the Swachhta Survey 2018 which was conducted in the city earlier this year, but it has sure adopted a laidback attitude towards cleanliness in the city now.

Ex-soldiers to work as guardians of state welfare schemes

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

MALOUT: Ex-servicemen will now check the implementation of the social welfare schemes at the grassroots level and would then provide a feedback to the state government.

Show-cause notices issued to schools over dropout cases

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Pulling up its socks to ensure higher enrolment in government schools and focus especially on the admission of female students, dropout and out of schools children, the Director-General of School Education has begun bringing the schools to book over dropout cases.

28-kg marijuana seized, 2 held

28-kg marijuana seized, 2 held

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The GRP police arrested two persons and seized 28 kg of marijuana from their possession in two separate cases in Mansa.

Police pickets fail to serve purpose

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The police had set up close to three dozen pickets in and around the city to control crime, but 12 of these pickets are non-functional.

Four suicides reported in dist

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: Four persons committed suicide in different parts of the district over the last 24 hours.

Two booked for fraud

18 Feb 2018 | 12:06 AM

BATHINDA: The cantonment police and NRI police station in Bathinda today claimed to have busted a fake company cheating people on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Clerk gets 4-year jail in bribery case

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

Bathinda: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Kawaljeet Singh Bajwa on Friday sentenced four-year imprisonment to and Rs 10,000 fine on Vinay Kumar, a clerk with the Municipal Corporation.

‘Mashal March’ to attract students to govt schools

‘Mashal March’ to attract students to govt schools

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

FARIDKOT: To increase the enrolment of students in government schools, from pre-nursery classes to Class XII, the Education Department and the district administration today organised a “Mashal March”.

Showcause notices to schools over dropout cases

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: Pulling up its socks to ensure higher enrolment in government schools and focus especially on the admission of female students, dropout and out of schools children, the Director-General of School Education has begun bringing the schools to book over dropout cases.

PRTC told to end dispute between bus operators over route

PRTC told to end dispute between bus operators over route

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: To end a dispute between private bus operators over the issue of new timetable for buses on the Rama-Rampura Phul route, the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC), on the directions of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA), held a meeting with private bus operators and made appropriate changes in the timetable with their consensus.

Police fail to find clue in Rs 5-lakh theft case

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The police have failed to find any clue on the Wednesday night Rs 5 lakh theft incident that took place on Bathinda-Goniana Road near Pukhraj cinema.

Swachh Faridkot campaign starts with public education

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

FARIDKOT: The district administration has organised a seminar at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, urging the people to use the organic matter in the trash to produce rich topsoil for the plants and kitchen gardening.

5 school vans, 10 autos impounded

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) secretary today launched a drive against overloaded school buses, vans and auto-rickshaws plying in the city.

Power supply to waterworks in Malout discontinued again

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

MALOUT: Residents of Malout town are once again in a trouble as the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited authorities again discontinued the power supply to the waterworks for non-payment of bills amounting to Rs 4 crore last evening.

5 snatchings, 2 thefts reported

5 snatchings, 2 thefts reported

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: Five incidents of snatching and two thefts have been reported in the past 24 hours.

FAKE BAIL BONDS

Police to apply for cancellation

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police will verify the documents submitted in the court to fill the bail bonds by the accused arrested by the CIA-2 wing of Bathinda police yesterday.

Police seek cancellation of 254 passports

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police today wrote a letter to the Regional Passport Office, Chandigarh, to cancel the 254 lost passports as there was chance of their misuse.

Maur blast: Arrest warrants sought

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police today filed an application in the Talwandi Sabo court to issue arrest warrants for Gurtej Singh Kala and Amrik Singh who have been booked by the police in the Maur blast case.

A-C market to get new lease of life

17 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

BATHINDA: The A-C market located near the Fire Brigade Station is all set to get a new lease of life as the air-conditioning plant of the market may become functional again by April.

PSEB staff hold convention

PSEB staff hold convention

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: On a call given by the PSEB Employees Joint Forum Punjab, members of the forum held a convention of West Zone at Teachers’ Home here today.

Anganwari workers to gherao Manpreet, wife

Anganwari workers to gherao Manpreet, wife

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Staging a protest outside the office of Finance Minister Manpreet Badal for 19th consecutive day today, Anganwari workers threatened that they would begin gherao of the minister as well as his wife Veenu Badal at all the public functions and meetings in the district.

Gang furnishing fake bail bonds busted, 3 held

Gang furnishing fake bail bonds busted, 3 held

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: In a major breakthrough, the CIA-2 wing of the Bathinda police has busted a three-member gang for furnishing fake bail bonds in a local court.

New timetable: Pvt bus operators annoyed

New timetable: Pvt bus operators annoyed

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: High drama prevailed at the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) office here today as private bus operators converged there over the issue of new time table for buses on the Rama-Rampura Phul route.

SNIPPETS

Man kills self, wife arrested

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

Bathinda: The Diyalpura police on Thursday arrested a woman as her husband committed suicide by consuming poison.

I-T action on defaulters

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

Bathinda: The Income Tax Department has decided to launch a crackdown on tax evaders in the district.

Online marking of Class X, XII PSEB exams

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

FARIDKOT: To enhance standards of marking system in school board exams and increase operational efficiency, School Education Department in the state is adopting a new online marking system for Class X and XII examinations of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB).

Remove encroachments from village ponds, orders Mansa DC

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Mansa Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta today ordered immediate removal of all encroachments on village ponds in the district.

Car seized during encounter of gangsters identified

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: A Swift car recovered by the Punjab Police from Hindu Kotmall village in Shri Ganganagar district (Rajasthan) during the encounter of notorious gangsters Vicky Gounder, Prema Lahoria and Sawinder Singh, was today identified by Rajinder Singh, SDO of Powercom as he was owner of the car.

Month on, city labs continue to function sans PG pathologist

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: It has been more than a month now since the apex court directed that only a qualified and registered pathologist with a postgraduate qualification in pathology can countersign on the pathology report of any patient.

Death at Pinjore: Kin perform last rites

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: A pall of gloom descended on Rampura village in the Maur sub-division following the death of Puneet Kaur (28), who was killed in an accident near the Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, yesterday, as her hair got entangled in a go-kart while taking a ride.

Outsiders beat up student at govt college

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Some outsiders beat up a student of Government Rajindra College this afternoon.

Contractual staff launch ‘CM Se Milao, Inaam Pao’ scheme

16 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM

BATHINDA: Employees working in various government departments on contractual basis today announced their unusual ‘CM se Milao, Inaam Pao’ scheme saying anyone who fixes their meeting with the Chief Minister or the AICC president will be given a special prize.

One booked for stealing revolver

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-2 wing of the Bathinda police today arrested a person with .32 revolver, which was allegedly stolen by the accused to kill his relative.

Laavan Phere cast visits city for promotion

Laavan Phere cast visits city for promotion

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Already creating a buzz with its official trailer, Punjabi movie “Laavan Phere” star cast Roshan Prince, Rubina Bajwa, Malkeet Rauni, Nisha Bano and debutant producer Karamjit Anmol visited the city today.

No arrest in suicide case of Cong leader

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The city police have failed to arrest any accused in connection with a woman Congress leader’s suicide in Gopal Nagar.

CIRCLE STYLE KABADDI TOURNAMENT

Akal College of Physical Education bags first position

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The closing ceremony of the ongoing three-day Circle Style Kabaddi Tournament was held at DAV College Bathinda.

City doc wins prize in marathon

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The first Sai International Marathon, Shirdi, was organised by the Run Buddies Club at Shirdi in Pune (Maharashtra) recently.

New FOB at rly station to open on Feb 18

New FOB at rly station to open on Feb 18

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Passengers at the city railway station will get some relief soon as the railways has decided to throw open the new foot overbridge (FOB) on February 18.

MCB flouts Act by not calling general house meeting

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: More than four months have passed since the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) called a general house meeting.

Malout MC bypoll on Feb 24

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

Malout: The bypoll for Ward Number 15 in the Malout Municipal Council will be held on February 24.

JE arrested for firing at wife, son

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The Canal Colony police on Wednesday arrested Pawan Kumar Garg, a junior engineer (JE) with the Powercom, who was booked by the police for allegedly firing at his wife and son by his licensed revolver at Gopal Nagar.

Newly installed dustbins stolen, damaged again

Newly installed dustbins stolen, damaged again

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The dustbins installed by the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, at Paras Ram Nagar, cloth market and Goniana road have been either stolen or damaged.

Rs 5 lakh stolen from car

Rs 5 lakh stolen from car

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Unidentified persons today stole Rs 5 lakh cash from Fortuner car (PB03-AE-0077) by breaking the window pane of the middle seat.

Kin protest after woman crushed under school bus

Kin protest after woman crushed under school bus

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Maur town today staged a protest on the Bathinda-Mansa road after the death of a woman who was crushed under a school bus.

Overbridge opens, accident on Day 1

Overbridge opens, accident on Day 1

15 Feb 2018 | 12:33 AM

BATHINDA: The much-awaited Rampura-Phul railway overbridge (ROB) was partially opened to traffic from both sides today, bringing in relief to the commuters on the Bathinda-Chandigarh highway.

MC to earn Rs 5 crore by sale of land

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, (MCB) is planning to give its 4.5 acre land to Cargill private company at a cost of Rs 5 crore to finance its door-to-door collection of garbage scheme in the city.

SNIPPETS

Resident duped of Rs 6 lakh

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

MALOUT POLICE:Bathinda: A resident of Swach Kamalu village has been duped of Rs 6 lakh in an immigration fraud.

One arrested with 8 boxes of liquor

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BARNALA: The Rureke Kalan police have registered a case against a Bhaini Jassa village resident after confiscating eight boxes of smuggled liquor last night.

Meet on energy conservation building code from tomorrow

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: A two-day capacity building training programme on Punjab Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) will be held on February 15 and 16 at the Department of Architecture, Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET), a constituent of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU).

Inter-school youth fair organised

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Aiming to bring the present generation closer to their cultural and historical roots, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle today organised an inter-school youth fair at Guru Nanak Dev Senior Secondary School, Bathinda.

Two more snatching cases registered

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Snatching and theft incidents are on the rise in the city with two snatching and three theft incidents being registered in the last 24 hours.

e-certificates: 12 schools issued show-cause notice

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The District Education Office has served show-cause notices to the heads of as many as 12 schools of the district for not submitting e-certificate of their schools on the e-Punjab portal.

Woman commits suicide, 4 booked

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: A Congress Sewa Dal member distressed over some monetary dispute, ended her life by consuming a poisonous substance at Gopal Nagar here.

AAP MLA gets married

AAP MLA gets married

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Bhadaur, Pirmal Singh, along with his wife Jagbir Kaur, partake of langar at a local gurdwara after a simple wedding in Faridkot on Tuesday.

Amrit pharmacy a boon for patients

Amrit pharmacy a boon for patients

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (Amrit) pharmacy is proving to be a boon for cancer patients.

ENCROACHMENT

Show-cause notice issued to councillor

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Municipal Commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal has issued show-cause notice to the councillor from Ward Number 11, Harjinder Shinda, over illegally encroaching on a house in the Model Town area of the city.

Malout police inaccessible through landline

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

MALOUT: If a person witnesses a crime or meets with a road accident, the first thing he/she instinctively does is to make a phone call to the police.

TRIBUNE IMPACT

Education Department withdraws list of holidays

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

FARIDKOT: Ending confusion about the holiday entitlement of the government school teachers, the School Education Department today withdrew its recently issued list of local and restricted holidays.

MGNREGA workers approach DC over not getting wages

14 Feb 2018 | 1:34 AM

BATHINDA: Workers who have not been paid wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme have approached the Bathinda Deputy Commissioner to look into their complaint.

Three-day inter-college kabaddi tourney begins

Three-day inter-college kabaddi tourney begins

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

BATHINDA:The three-day circle style inter-college kabaddi tournament commenced at DAV College here today.

Need to work for strengthening party: Singla

Need to work for strengthening party: Singla

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

BATHINDA: SAD leader Sarup Chand Singla convened a meeting with party leaders and councillors at the party office here today.

‘Mashaal’ march to bring dropouts back to school

‘Mashaal’ march to bring dropouts back to school

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

BATHINDA: To increase the number of enrolled students and bring back the out-of-school students and dropouts, the Education Department has planned to take out a ‘mashaal’ march in all districts.

Complete construction of toilets on time, Mansa DC tells officials

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

BATHINDA: To ensure that every family in Mansa has a toilet by the end of February, Mansa Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta here today reviewed the progress of toilets’ construction under the open-defecation free (ODF) scheme.

Police get three-day remand of gangster

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

FARIDKOT: The police today got three-day remand of Harsimrandeep Singh, alias Sema Behbal, a “category-A” gangster.

Civil Hospital grapples with shortage of medicines

Civil Hospital grapples with shortage of medicines

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

BATHINDA: The Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital has been facing a shortage of essential medicines for the past few months.

Two brothers booked for abducting, raping minor

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

BATHINDA: A 15-year-old girl was raped by two brothers, who live in the neighborhood of the victim’s house at Maur Kalan village.

GNDTP staff oppose field duty

GNDTP staff oppose field duty

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

BATHINDA: Irked with the PSPCL management for planning to issue transfer orders to as many as 230 employees of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, members of the GNDTP Employees Taalmel Committee today blocked the main gate of the thermal plant and didn’t allow anyone to enter the plant for two hours in the morning.

Veenu Badal listens to grievances of traders, assures of solutions

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s wife Veenu Badal today asked shopkeepers to remain positive as things don’t change in a fortnight, but assured that whatever they had been promised would be delivered in coming days.

SUBSTANDARD DRUGS

10-year jail, 3 lakh fine on firm owner

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

FARIDKOT: For selling spurious and substandard drugs, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge today awarded 10-year rigorous imprisonment and imposed Rs 3 lakh fine on the owner-cum-director of a Nalagarh-based pharmaceutical company.

Two trains cancelled, others behind schedule

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

FARIDKOT: Even as foggy weather conditions are on the decline in the region, passengers continue to suffer from erratic rail traffic.

Building collapse raises safety concerns

Building collapse raises safety concerns

13 Feb 2018 | 1:04 AM

BATHINDA: The building which collapsed yesterday in the Arjun Nagar area has raised questions on the working of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda (MCB).

Five injured in building collapse

Five injured in building collapse

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: An under-construction building collapsed at Arjan Nagar here today. Five workers, including a woman, were trapped under the debris.

SNIPPETS

3 booked for Rs 30,000 theft

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

Bathinda: The Maur police on Sunday booked three persons for stealing Rs 30,000 from a shop at Maur Mandi.

Cleanliness drive held

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

Bathinda: Employees of the Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance carried out a cleanliness drive under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

City-based doc to attend fellowship in Germany

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: A city-based Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Ajay Gupta (44) would attend four-week fellowship programme at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Lindenlohe, Germany.

‘RSS pursuing Hindutva agenda’

‘RSS pursuing Hindutva agenda’

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: The two-day conference of the Jamhuri Adhikar Sabha held at the Shaheed Gauri Lankesh Hall of Bhana Mall Trust complex concluded here today.

City girl strikes big in showbiz

City girl strikes big in showbiz

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: Vaidehi Nair, 11, a student of Class VI has already carved a niche for herself by playing the lead role in the documentary “Talwars: Behind Closed Doors”.

Councillors up in arms against Triveni

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: The councillors are up in arms against the Triveni Company and have demanded that the private firm’s contract must be cancelled.

DAV SCHOOL LAND ENCROACHMENT

MC fails to act against culprits

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: Though three days have elapsed since the encroachment of DAV land by residents of Chandsar basti headed by Congress councillor Raja Singh, no action has, so far, been initiated by the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) in this regard.

RTI activist questions BDA over parking on Mall Road

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: City resident and RTI activist Sanjiv Goyal has raised an allegation that the Bathinda Development Authority’s (BDA) parking on the Mall Road is going on illegally.

Digitisation work: BLOs launch protest against administration

Digitisation work: BLOs launch protest against administration

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Block Level Officers Union, Punjab, today staged a dharna outside the District Administrative Complex against the “additional work load” which has been handed to them.

Fourfold rise in rush of patients to panchkarma centre

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: Buoyed by intensive awareness drives at different locations across the district and resultant relief for thousands of patients visiting the panchakarma centre situated on the premises of the Civil Hospital, the rush of patients getting treatment here has risen four times in the past four years.

Sullage carrier: MCB confident of solution

Sullage carrier: MCB confident of solution

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: The sullage carrier acquisition issue will be addressed soon as the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has filed a petition in district court claiming that they have been acquiring land for the development of the city.

Sky remains overcast, temperature dips

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: Overcast conditions, coupled with cold winds, made the temperature dip by several degrees.

3-ft long radish surprises many in Malout village

3-ft long radish surprises many in Malout village

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

MALOUT: Angrej Sharma, a 50-year-old farmer from Panniwala Fatta village in Malout sub-division, has cultivated an organic radish measuring around three-feet in length and weighing 10 kg.

Death of student: 3 months on, police still await report

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: A lab report regarding the verification of handwriting in the answer-sheets and suicide note of Riya (13), a student of St Xavier’s School, is still pending after three months of the incident.

Exam superintendents in a fix as 15,000 pens ‘missing’

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

FARIDKOT: More than 15,000 missing ballpoint pens in the Punjab School Education Department (PSEB) has landed about 350 superintendents of the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET-2015) centres in difficulty, two years after conducting the test.

JE opens fire at wife, son

JE opens fire at wife, son

12 Feb 2018 | 1:08 AM

BATHINDA: A junior engineer with Powercom, Pawan Kumar Garg, today fired at his wife Renu Garg and son Sahil Garg with his licensed revolver, injuring them.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Golf Club lease gives UT Admn overriding powers

Golf Club lease gives UT Admn overriding powers

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:For the first time in the history of the Chandigarh Golf Club, the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator has been given the power to appoint any golfer as a permanent member of the elite club.

Colonel Bains charged with murder in road rage case

Colonel Bains charged with murder in road rage case

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Col Manveer Bains was charged with murder by a local court today. Initially accused of murder in the FIR in an incident of road rage, Colonel Bains had not been charged with murder in the chargesheet filed by police. It included Section 304 (II) of the IPC, which is culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Fortis waste: Pick-up driver booked

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:Five days after the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Fortis Hospital for violation of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules and sought a probe against truck drivers, the contractor and the housekeeping in-charge of the hospital, the Mohali police today booked a pick-up driver on charges of theft and illegally transporting bio-medical waste to a dumping ground in Chandigarh.

THE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Help pours in from NGOs, people for hapless widow

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:NGOs and people have come forward to help 62-year-old Amrik Kaur whose plight was highlighted in these columns today.

P’kula MC orders recovery of Rs  57.14 lakh from 10 firms

P’kula MC orders recovery of Rs 57.14 lakh from 10 firms

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula Municipal Corporation has ordered the recovery of Rs 57.14 lakh from 10 companies for using substandard material in the construction of roads in the city in 2014-15.

Lessons for teachers & parentsTESTING TIMES PART III

Lessons for teachers & parents

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

As parents and caregivers, we want the best for our wards and with more focus on kids in nuclear families, we tend to bend backwards over to smoothen their path, be it in school or at home.

Overcome the fear of ‘failure’

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

As I brace for the Class XII Board exams, my mind goes to thousands of students who will be appearing for their first major examination of life.

Mixed response to PM’s address

Mixed response to PM’s address

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:All government schools and colleges in the city and Panjab University hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s question–answer session on tackling exam stress.

Ensure litter-free Rose Festival, HC asks civic body

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Just about a year after the Punjab and Haryana High Court took cognisance of Rose Festival turning into a thorny affair with the setting up of stalls and littering, a Division Bench has directed the Mayor and the Municipal Commissioner to ensure the constitution of a committee to maintain cleanliness at the event.

City tops in checking HIV prevalance

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city has emerged as the top performer under the National AIDS Control Programme.

CCPCR team holds inspection at Strawberry Fields, St Kabir

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:A team of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights visited St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, and Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, to inspect the infrastructure in view of the safety and security of students and implementation of the RTE Act-2009.

Eco City draw put off amid high drama

Eco City draw put off amid high drama

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:GMADA officials today postponed the draw for the allotment of showrooms and commercial plots of Eco City project, Phase I, leaving the fate of over 380 LoI (Letters of Intent) holders uncertain.

Tribunal dismisses contempt plea filed by 3 UT inspectors

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh Bench, dismissed the contempt petition against the Police Department and the Home Secretary in the case of DSP promotions.

18-yr-old gets 7-year jail for minor’s rape

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court has sentenced an 18-year-old youth to seven years in imprisonment for abducting and raping a minor.

Mayor opens Sehaj Safai Kendra in Sec 45

Mayor opens Sehaj Safai Kendra in Sec 45

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Mayor Davesh Moudgil inaugurated a newly constructed Sehaj Safai Kendra (SSK) in Sector 45 here today.

Four minor girls go missing from Mohali

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:Four minor girls went missing under mysterious circumstances at Mataur village yesterday.

No trace of property dealer

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A 40-year-old property dealer has been missing under mysterious circumstances since Wednesday.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Check power wastage

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

KARAN CHANDER:Streetlights in Sector 43, Chandigarh, remain on till 9 am and beyond on quite a few occasions.

SGPC to send devotees to B’desh gurdwaras every year

SGPC to send devotees to B’desh gurdwaras every year

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today decided to send a team of devotees every year to visit historical gurdwaras in Bangladesh.

PRTC buses to have GPS devices to check fuel consumption

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:Newly launched buses of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) will now be equipped with GPS devices to check consumption of fuel.

Nabha jailbreak: Next hearing on March 9

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:A total of 26 accused in the Nabha Jailbreak case, including Harminder Singh Mintoo, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, Aman Dhotian, Neeta Deol, Palwinder Pinda, were produced in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Gulzar.

CU to give scholarships worth Rs 10 cr

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:Chandigarh University (CU) will provide scholarships worth Rs 10 crore to new students in the upcoming session.

Patiala MP to meet Amit Shah

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi has sought an appointment with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s national president Amit Shah to seek support for clearance of the Sikh Marriage Bill that is lying in the custody of the Parliament since the past over two years.

Thapar institute, Netherlands varsity ink pact

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA:The Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, has signed an MoU with University of Groningen, The Netherlands, for collaborative research and teaching in the field of psychology.

Journey from Tripura to Rio, Dipa says it’s possible for all

Journey from Tripura to Rio, Dipa says it’s possible for all

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

MOHALI:India might not be a force to reckon with when it comes to the gymnastics, but Dipa Karmakar who took the world by surprise with her fourth-place finish in the vault event at the Rio Olympics says there is no dearth of talent in India.

Shubman arrives to a hero’s welcome

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:ICC U-19 World Cup star Shubman Gill returned to a grand welcome here today.

Shabnam takes Dev Samaj  to victory

Shabnam takes Dev Samaj to victory

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, beat MCM DAV College, Sector 36, by 72 runs in the Senior State Cricket Championship for Dr KBS Dhillon Trophy here today.

Vasu, Mannat shine on Day 1

Vasu, Mannat shine on Day 1

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vasu Sharma of Sadhna Vocational Society claimed the topped the 25m run on the opening day of the Special Olympics, organised by the Chandigarh Chapter at the Sector 7 Sports Complex here today.

BRIEFLY

Sharjah flight from Amritsar

17 Feb 2018 | 1:42 AM

Mohali: Air India officials have announced that the international flight to Sharjah will operate from Amritsar instead of Chandigarh due to the ongoing runway repair work.

Finch, Maxwell to miss IPL openers

Finch, Maxwell to miss IPL openers

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

SYDNEY:Australia’s Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell will miss their opening Indian Premier League (IPL) game when Kings XI Punjab lock horns with Delhi Daredevils on April 8 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

Disappointing start for Shubhankar, Chawrasia

Disappointing start for Shubhankar, Chawrasia

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MUSCAT:It was a disappointing start for Indian golfers Shubhankar Sharma and SSP Chawrasia at the inaugural NBO Oman Open as they opened the week with a matching 1-over 73, here today.

‘India needs to widen economic base to meet security challenges’

‘India needs to widen economic base to meet security challenges’

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The Centre for Developmental Economics and Innovation Studies (CDEIS) of Punjabi University in collaboration with the Department of Defence Studies organised a lecture on “National Security Challenges” at Senate Hall here today.

Despite ban, sale of Army uniform continues in city

Despite ban, sale of Army uniform continues in city

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Despite ban, shopkeepers here continue to sell Army uniforms.

COLLEGE NOTES

Foundation day

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Mohali: The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) celebrated its foundation day at the NIPER Convention Centre here on Thursday.

One held with ganja

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: The police have arrested Sanjay, a resident of Sector 49, from the forest area of Sector 53 after he was found in possession of 420 gm of ganja.

BRIEFLY

Security check at city rly station

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) will soon seal some of the entry points at the city railway station. The will be done to strengthen the security around it.

BRIEFLY: SPORTS

Daman takes Achievers to victory

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: Achievers Compitech defeated Mavi Properties by eight wickets in the inaugural Family Cup here on Thursday.

National gymnastics kicks off at Mohali today

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Gymnastics Association will organise the 55th Senior Artistic Gymnastics National Championship and 24th Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championship from February 16 to 18 at the Sector 78 Sports Complex in Mohali.

Youngster Sachdev downs seasoned Alok to enter round 2

Youngster Sachdev downs seasoned Alok to enter round 2

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MUMBAI:Qualifier Rahul Sachdev pulled off a sensational first round upset as he sent former national champion Alok Kumar packing in the Rs 12.25 lakh prize money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship here today.

No better platform than WWE to empower myself: Shera

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Indian professional wrestler Amanpreet Singh has reported for training at the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Performance Centre in Orlando.

Supriya, Divya help DAV girls to victory

Supriya, Divya help DAV girls to victory

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:MCM DAV College, Sector 36, beat hosts IS Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, by eight wickets in the Senior State Women's Championship for Dr KBS Dhillon Trophy, here today.

Seasoned Saaniya jumps to lead

Seasoned Saaniya jumps to lead

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Saaniya Sharma and Neha Tripathi dropped crucial shots right at the end of their second round but still managed to keep a share of the lead in the fourth leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour in Pune today.

National conference on environmental sciences

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The department of chemistry at Punjabi University, Patiala, organised a national conference on the topic, “Chemical and Environmental Sciences: Innovations and Advances”, at the science auditorium today.

Undertrial tries to flee, held

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The jail staff nabbed an undertrial who tried to flee from Government Rajindra Hospital here yesterday.

Medical teachers’ assn welcomes medical college in Sangrur dist

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers’ Association (PSMDTA) has welcomed the proposal of the Punjab government to explore the possibility of shifting the proposed medical college in Mohali to Sangrur district and plan all future health projects in areas that lack facilities.

Health Dept drive to spread awareness on mental illness

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:The Health Department will provide training to medical and paramedical staff of government hospitals and conduct awareness camps regarding various mental illnesses in the district.

PNG supply

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman Kahan Singh Pannu inaugurated the Piped Natural Gas (PNG) supply to Panchari Bakery Unit at Mandi Gobindgarh.

Shanties gutted

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Panchkula: Three shanties were destroyed following a cylinder blast in Sector 21 here. No casualty was reported. Three families were residing in temporary shanties on vacant plots.

Ruchika’s friend stages protest

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Panchkula: Ruchika Girhotra’s childhood friend Aradhna Gupta and members of the Anand Prakash Smriti Sabha on Thursday held a protest at the Mini-Secretariat in Sector 1, Panchkula.

Zirakpur gets 10 PCR vehicles

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

ZIRAKPUR: To strengthen patrolling in the town and keep vigil on anti-social elements, five PCR vans and five motorbikes were flagged off by SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal from the old bus stand, Zirakpur.

King’s tale from ancient timesART & CULTURE

King’s tale from ancient times

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: “The month-long TFT Drama Festival, organised by the Theatre for Theatre group, at Navrang Theatre had been so far presenting plays replete with diverse themes and having socio-cultural relevance,” observed Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor, Haryana, here today.

High Court decision welcomeHAVE YOUR SAY

High Court decision welcome

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

It is good that there will be no food/eating stalls at Rose Garden during the forthcoming Rose Festival. It is a good decision by the High Court.

Chappar Chiri cries for attention, but who cares?

Chappar Chiri cries for attention, but who cares?

16 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI: Even after the one month of announcement made by the Punjab’s tourism minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, over development of facilities for tourists at Baba Banda Singh Memorial along with overhauling of approaching roads to it at historic village Chappar Chiri, nothing substantial has been done to change the site.

Jewellery worth over Rs 3 lakh stolen

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

KHARAR: Gold ornaments worth more than Rs 3 lakh were stolen from the residence of Puneet Kumar in Ward No.2 here on Thursday.

CRIME SCENE

Mohali crime graph up, courtesy thefts, burglaries

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI: The crime graph in the district is witnessing an upward trend with a steady rise in theft and burglary cases.

RAJNI MURDER CASE

Court asks police to follow SC guidelines on lie-detector test

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: The court has issued directions to the Panchkula Police to follow Supreme Court orders while carrying out brain mapping and lie-detector test on Manmohan Kumar in the Rajni murder case.

Youth jailed in NDPS case

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sentenced a 23-year-old youth to two years in imprisonment in a drug case.

Poor response to auction of booths at Mauli Jagran

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Only two booths out of 107 booths in Mauli Jagran could be auctioned today.

Strong winds, clouds dip mercury

Strong winds, clouds dip mercury

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: There seem to be no respite from the cold weather conditions.

No increment for assistant profs

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a setback to Panjab University assistant professors, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has categorically clarified that no non-compounded increments will be paid to those who were enrolled in PhD before 2009.

Reservation not a fundamental right: Law Commission head

Reservation not a fundamental right: Law Commission head

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Reservation is a part of social development. It was initially given in jobs and legislature for 10 years, but now it has been extended to various other spheres.

Rs15-lakh grant for govt college: FM

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI: Punjabis have made countless sacrifices for the country’s independence, but now our youths detest from choosing defense services as their career.

Only You Can Help YouTESTING TIMES PART-II

Only You Can Help You

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

Now that you have been burning the midnight oil and spending many sleepless nights cramming important questions or trying to do last-minute revision and have almost reached the burnout stage, it seems unfair to hear that you (and only you) can manage to fight exam anxiety, if you choose to.

NURSERY ADMISSION

High Court stays draw of lots

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Issuing the notice of motion for February 21 to the Chandigarh Administration, Saint Kabir Public School and other respondents, the Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed the draw of lots for admission which were scheduled to be held today afternoon.

Police Dept marks probe into ‘favouritism’ in postings

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Anonymous letters mentioning names of police personnel, who have been deployed in one post for several years, have been sent to UT police officials following which the Police Department has marked an inquiry into the matter.

TGT scam accused Shailesh denied bail, yet again

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shailesh Kumar, an accused in the teacher recruitment scam, has been denied bail by a local court yet again.

Tribunal stays departmental inquiry against UT inspector

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: One of the many UT police inspectors demanding promotion as DSP, inspector Charanjit, against whom a previous inquiry had been opened, has been provided relief.

Cong opposes cash limit at Sampark centres

Cong opposes cash limit at Sampark centres

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of the Chandigarh Pradesh Congress Committee today staged a dharna in protest against non-acceptance of cash payment above Rs 500 at Sampark centres.

H1N1: PGI nurses flag exposure to infection

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nursing staff at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here is in the grip of swine flu scare.

Three days on, building plan submitted online

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three days after its launch, the online building plan approval system of the UT Administration saw its first case today.

Houses sans rooftop solar power plant to get EO notice

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Estate Office, UT, will conduct a survey of residential houses measuring 500 sq yd or above where rooftop solar power plants have not been installed.

Enjoy chopper ride for Rs2,400 at Rose Fest

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chopper ride will be available for Rs 2,400 per person during the three-day Rose Festival to be held at Rose Garden here from February 23.

HP youth found dead in PG room

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The body of a 23-year-old youth was found under mysterious circumstances in his room at a PG accommodation in Sector 15 today.

Day after woman’s death, amusement park shut

Day after woman’s death, amusement park shut

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

PANCHKULA: A day after a woman was killed while riding a go-kart at an amusement park near Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, the government closed down the park till further orders.

Three more fall prey to snatchers

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three more snatching incidents have been reported from the city, including one in which a 56-year-old woman, who wass sitting outside her house in Sector 30, was targeted.

Mohali Mayor to file defamation case against Navjot Sidhu, others

Mohali Mayor to file defamation case against Navjot Sidhu, others

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

MOHALI: After the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order in his favour, Mohali Mayor Kulwant Singh is all set to file a defamation case against Punjab Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and others soon.

Half-paralysed widow with iron will

Half-paralysed widow with iron will

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A prime example of facing hardships of life head-on was witnessed at the District Courts today.

HC quashes show-cause notice to Mohali Mayor

HC quashes show-cause notice to Mohali Mayor

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just over a month after Mohali Mayor Kulwant Singh challenged a show-cause notice to remove him from councillorship, Justice Daya Chaudhary of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the same.

Fire breaks out at Haryana Sectt

Fire breaks out at Haryana Sectt

16 Feb 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dumped material was destroyed in a fire on the first floor of the Haryana Secretariat building this morning.

Leaving his stamp on lettersBROAD STROKES

Leaving his stamp on letters

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Dakiya Dak Laya, khushi ka paigham kahin, kahin dardnak laya….

Go-karting operator booked after woman dies in freak accident

Go-karting operator booked after woman dies in freak accident

15 Feb 2018 | 10:04 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Police on Thursday booked the owner of a go-karting company after a woman died when her hair got entangled in the wheel of the go-kart.

Fire breaks out at Punjab and Haryana Secretariat

Fire breaks out at Punjab and Haryana Secretariat

15 Feb 2018 | 10:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: A fire broke out in the CISF canteen located on the second floor of the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat here on Thursday.

Shrill battle for basics

Shrill battle for basics

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

All labour has dignity, said Martin Luther King Jr once. But it certainly loses its worth if the man remains homeless, gets little to eat and nothing to wear.

BRIEFLY

Pak national shot at by BSF loses leg

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

HIT BY TRAIN:Chandigarh: A Pakistani national, who was shot at by security forces five days ago, ended up losing his right leg.

NWCA win cricket c’shipSPORTS BRIEF

NWCA win cricket c’ship

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Panchkula: A fine bowling performance by Suraj (4/14) helped Narinder Walia Cricket Academy (NWCA) to beat British Cricket Academy by 38 runs and win the Grecobe U-14 Cup at St Soldier’s School, on Wednesday.

Gymnastics Nationals on Feb 16

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Gymnastics Association will organise 55th Senior Artistic and 24th Rhythmic National Championship from February 16 to 18.

Man dies on bus near Balongi

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: A man, commuting in a Roadways bus, died under mysterious circumstances near Balongi today.

Nine booked in land fraud case

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: The police booked nine persons for duping a Sector 69 resident of Rs 60 lakh in a land fraud case. Complaint Jaskaran Singh, alleged that the accused struck a deal with him for sale of over 12.5-acre land.

MC extends auction participation date

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation (MC) after getting poor response, for the auction of 51 marked spaces at new car bazaar in Hallow Majra, has decided to extend the bidder's participation date till February 16.

AIKOM MURDER CASE

Victim’s father names Nimratdeep

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI:In the Aikom murder case, examination-in-chief of Jaspal Singh, father of Aikom Singh Dhillon, was conducted.

CCI snooker: Rajat overpowers Nabil; Alok in main round

CCI snooker: Rajat overpowers Nabil; Alok in main round

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Local cueist Rajat Khaneja defeated Telangana's Nabil Lakdawala 4-1 (65-53 41-63 65-8 77(77)-0 72-24) in the fourth round qualifying of the CCI All India Open Snooker Championship in Mumbai, today.

Seminar on ‘Olympism’ from Feb16

Seminar on ‘Olympism’ from Feb16

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, will host a two-day international conference under the theme of ''Olympism: Global Innovation Forum for Humanity and Sustainable Development from Ancient Olympia to India, Tokyo 2020 & Beyond'' (Bridges Between Education, Culture, Sports And Society)'' , from February 16 to 17.

Tavleen, Neha, Tvesa lead on opening day

Tavleen, Neha, Tvesa lead on opening day

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PUNE:Unheralded Tavleen Batra, who is still searching for her first win as a professional, shared the first round lead with Neha Tripathi and Tvesa Malik on the opening day of the fourth leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour here.

Punjab colts win U-23 title

Punjab colts win U-23 title

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 141-run stand between Sanvir Singh and Ramandeep Singh helped Punjab register a four- wicket win over Bengal to win the Men’s Cricket U-23 One-day tournament in Kanpur.

Listening to sound of silence? God bless the ear-plugs!

Listening to sound of silence? God bless the ear-plugs!

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

The traffic light pole at the entrance to Sector 17 plaza, on the Sector 16 side, has a horn speaker installed on it.

Idu Sharif: A forgotten legend of Dhadi singing

Idu Sharif: A forgotten legend of Dhadi singing

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

My tryst with this legendary performer on a laidback Sunday afternoon was a pilgrimage of a kind.

SCHOOL / CAMPUS NOTES

AKSIPS-45, Chandigarh

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: Students of Classes III to V at the AKSIPS-45 organised a science exhibition. Students displayed their models on machines, universe, food energy conservation, health, plant and animal life.

Sanitary napkin dispensers sought at PU

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) secretary Vani Sood on Wednesday demanded the installation of sanitary napkin dispensing and disposal machines at university departments.

Traffic snarls on roads around PU

Traffic snarls on roads around PU

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Traffic snarls were witnessed on the road separating Sector 14 and 15 due to a rush of visitors to Panjab University (PU).

RAJNI MURDER

Plea for advocate’s lie-detector test allowed

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: After accused Manmohan Kumar agreed for brain mapping and the lie-detector test in the murder case of his wife Rajni, a local court here allowed the plea for it.

Celebrating bard’s folk tingeART & CULTURE

Celebrating bard’s folk tinge

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Abhinaya Rang Manch, Hisar, presented a play, “Lakhmi Prem”, on the life of poet and playwright Dada Lakhmi Chand during the Tricity Theatre Festival at Navrnag Theatre here today.

CHASCON-2018 ends

CHASCON-2018 ends

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: “The CHASCON-2018 has again proven to be significantly successful taking a prominent step ahead in showcasing the useful measures for conducting appraisals of cost-effectiveness and real benefits which energy efficiency measures can unlock and aid society”, said Prof Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh, while giving valedictory address during the 12th Chandigarh Science Congress at Panjab University (PU) today.

Brexit is not protectionist, it is about sovereignty: Envoy

Brexit is not protectionist, it is about sovereignty: Envoy

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Alexander Evans, British Deputy High Commissioner to India, clarified that Brexit was not a protectionist measure.

Exam Stress? LET’S MAKE IT FAILTESTING TIMES PART-I

Exam Stress? LET’S MAKE IT FAIL

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Meena would get anxious before her exams.

Couples melt into Cupid’s pot as protesters shrink

Couples melt into Cupid’s pot as protesters shrink

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:Couples celebrated Valentine’s Day without any objection from any social or religious organisation in the city.

PPCB removes pressure horns from over 7, 000 vehicles in eight months

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:Tightening the noose around illegally installed pressure horns on vehicles, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has removed such horns from around 7,000 buses, trucks and other vehicles across the state from July last year and February this year.

Renovation work at deer park begins

Renovation work at deer park begins

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:The authorities have initiated the renovation work of sheds for animals and interpretation centre at the deer park here.

Wine distributed during Mahashivaratri procession

Wine distributed during Mahashivaratri procession

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:Three persons, along with a few unidentified others, have been booked for hurting religious sentiments after a video in which people distributing wine in the open during a procession on Mahashivaratri went viral yesterday.

Pbi varsity V-C forms panel to look into inquiry reports

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University Prof BS Ghuman has constituted a two-member high-profile committee to look into the inquiry reports prepared on the orders of former officiating Vice-Chancellor Anurag Verma after allegations were levelled against some officials of the university.

Project to shift dairies in limbo

Project to shift dairies in limbo

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA:The much-awaited project of the Municipal Corporation to shift dairies out of the city continues to be in limbo despite the fact that it was proposed almost one-and-a-half decade ago during the last term of the Congress government.

Have your say

Have your say

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

Despite my best efforts through repeated correspondence from the level of the principal right up to DEO, DPI, AG Haryana, Education Minister and the Chief Minister of Haryana, my parent state, I did not get my correct pension to date.

Cops crack down on Bullets with altered silencers

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

DERA BASSI: If you are a Royal Enfield ‘Bullet’ enthusiast, never dare to go beyond the manufacturers specifications.

Roses from Bengaluru, Pune fill love in city's air

Roses from Bengaluru, Pune fill love in city's air

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: As youngsters in the city play cupid on Valentines, it is rose cultivators from Bengaluru and Pune that are cashing in on the demand. To cater to the demand, retailers in the city imported hybrid red roses from these two cities.

HC extends stay on repatriation of 8 DANIPS-cadre DSPs

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today extended till March 27 the stay on repatriation orders of eight DSPs of the Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Services (DANIPS) cadre.

Youth arrested for stalking

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

MOHALI: The police today arrested a youth for stalking a 21-year-old woman in Phase XI here.

Robbery: 3 acquitted for want of evidence

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today acquitted three persons of the robbery charge for lack of evidence.

Police file challan in power staffer’s death at Azad Colony

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have submitted a challan against the accused in the death of an employee of the electricity department in Sector 25 here last year.

Punjab breaks protocol, fails to share info with UT

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The standard protocol meant to contain the spread of swine flu is not being followed as the Health Department, Punjab, has not shared the information about its swine flu cases with the UT Health Department.

829 rose varieties to spread fragrance

829 rose varieties to spread fragrance

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A total of 14,000 plants of 829 rose varieties will be put on display during the 46th three-day Rose Festival to be held from February 23 to 25 at Sector 16 here.

City boy, woman from Jagadhri test positive for swine flu

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: An 18-year-old boy from Sector 26 has become the first H1N1 patient from the city this year.

Stepped-up vigil sees day pass off peacefully

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: With stepped-up security, Valentine’s Day passed off peacefully in the city with no major untoward incident reported.

On V-Day, a green message with love

On V-Day, a green message with love

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the youth his age were busy celebrating Valentine’s Day with their loved ones, Harpreet Singh, dressed in a traditional attire, decided to pedal down city roads carrying a heart-shaped placard urging people to love the city by keeping it clean and save the environment.

Woman dies as her hair gets entangled in go-kart

Woman dies as her hair gets entangled in go-kart

15 Feb 2018 | 2:10 AM

PANCHKULA: A woman was killed in an accident close to Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, today as her hair got entangled in a go-kart while taking a ride.

Have your say

Have your say

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

National Dental College at Gulabgarh Road in Derabassi is a victim to a garbage dump yard in vicinity on its premises.

Bhavan Vidyalaya, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

Vividh Mariya and Bhuvan Aggarwal of Class XI of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, brought laurels to the school by winning the first position at the CBSE national-level science exhibition under the sub-theme ''Transport and Communication''.

PU community radio turns 7

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) community radio station Jyotirgamaya 91.2 MHz celebrated its seventh anniversary today by recording audio books for visually impaired students of the varsity. World Radio Day also falls today.

Swine flu claims another life

Swine flu claims another life

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two Mohali residents have succumbed to swine flu at the PGI in the past fortnight. While a two-year-old girl from Boothgarh had fallen prey to swine flu in the last week of January, a 40-year-old man, identified as Tersem Singh, died of the disease yesterday.

Now, HSRPs for ‘CH 01 BN’ series

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The RLA has started affixation of HSRPs on vehicles having registration numbers of the “CH 01 BN” series.

Baby girl found abandoned

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: On Mahashivaratri, a six-day-old baby girl was found abandoned outside a Shiva temple in Mullanpur here today.

BRIEFLY

STA tennis meet from Feb 24

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sunrise Tennis Academy will organise Open Tennis Tournament from February 24 to 25 at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 1.

Kabaddi Federation Cup: Services, Railways win titles

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MUMBAI:Services and Indian Railways registered hard-fought victories to bag the men's and women's titles respectively in the third Federation Cup Kabaddi tournament here.

Shubhankar to lead from the front in Indian Open

Shubhankar to lead from the front in Indian Open

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

NEW DELHI:New golfing sensation Shubhankar Sharma, along with two-time defending champion SSP Chawrasia and former winner Anirban Lahiri, will lead a strong Indian challenge at the 54th edition of the Hero Indian Open to be held at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon from March 8 to 11.

Gursimar starts favourite in fourth leg of Hero WPGT

Gursimar starts favourite in fourth leg of Hero WPGT

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PUNE:Gursimar Badwal will once again start as favourite when the fourth leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour begins at the Oxford Golf Resort here tomorrow.

I-League: A delightful clash for East Bengal, Minerva FC fans

I-League: A delightful clash for East Bengal, Minerva FC fans

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA:East Bengal handed Minerva Punjab FC their first defeat (1-0) at home this season to stay alive in the I-League title race.

Parking woes set to ease at Govt Rajindra Hospital

Parking woes set to ease at Govt Rajindra Hospital

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:With sever shrinking parking spaces at the Government Rajindra Hospital, the Patiala Health Foundation has taken up the task of installing tiles at various spots and turning them into parking lots.

Visually impaired to spearhead Heritage Week car rally

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala School for the Blind, along with the Royal City Riders, as a mark of respect and goodwill will be organising a car rally during Patiala Heritage Week.

Engineers' body protests closure of thermal plants

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA:The PSEB Engineers’ Association held a zonal protest meeting in front of the head office of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in Patiala today.

BRIEFLY

MBA in media studies at varsity

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PATIALA: The Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) ,Punjabi University, will be starting Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Media Studies and Entertainment from the next academic session.

Balongi police station fined for power theft

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: The power department has slapped a fine of Rs48,868 to the Balongi Police Station on charges of power theft, here.

GMADA to launch Eco City III soon

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is all set to launch its new housing project, Eco City III at New Chandigarh, Mullanpur, here.

P’kula violence: SIT arrests two

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: The special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police arrested two members of the 45-member state committee of the Dera Sacha Sauda in connection with Panchkula violence.

Panchkula MC House meeting on February 19

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: While the issue of the bifurcation of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation is pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the civic body will hold its first House meeting of 2018 on February 19.

Patient jumps from 2nd floor of hospital

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: A 32-year-old patient jumped from the second floor of Ivy Hospital in Sector 71 in the wee hours today.

Amateur folk dancers delight audience

Amateur folk dancers delight audience

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: With a view to giving platform to amateur folk dance groups, the Tagore Theatre Society, under the aegis of the Department of Cultural Affairs, organised a one-day folk dance festival at Tagore Theatre here today.

Court recommends action against CM’s flying squad

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula court has recommended appropriate action against the policemen posted in the CM’s flying squad for failing to file a chargesheet within 60 days in a case of corruption in the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

‘Chandigarh has become diabetes capital of India’

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:"Earlier, India had dubious distinction of being the diabetes capital of the world.

COLLEGE NOTES

Honour for PGGCG-42 teacher

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Ranjay Vardhan, Associate Professor in Sociology at Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sector 42, Chandigarh, has been given a rare honour as his paper entitled “Elder abuse and elder victimisation: A sociological analysis” has been published in International Annals of Criminology published by Cambridge University Press.

Punjab accepts all PU demands

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government agreed to all demands of Panjab University (PU) at the Board of Finance (BoF) meeting held today.

YOUTH’S MURDER

Two accused get police remand

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A court today sent two accused in the murder case of Pawan Saho, 24, to one-day police remand.

Conductor recruitment scam: Two get 3-year jail

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded three-year imprisonment to two persons convicted in the CTU conductor recruitment scam.

Mayor orders probe into missing revenue record of 5 villages

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: City Mayor Davesh Moudgil has ordered a probe into the missing revenue record of five villages — Hallo Majra, Maloya, Dadu Majra, Paslora and Kejheri — which were transferred to the Municipal Corporation in 2006.

Sarpanch’s killers waited outside gurdwara for a day

Sarpanch’s killers waited outside gurdwara for a day

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The interrogation of one of the prime accused in the sarpanch Satnam Singh (38) murder case, brought on a production warrant by the Chandigarh Police, has revealed that he, along with the three other dreaded gangsters, waited outside the gurdwara in Sector 38 (West) for a day to shoot the victim.

18-year-old held guilty of abducting, raping minor

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A court has held an 18-year-old youth guilty of abducting and raping a minor.

Judicial paper leak: Sunita moves application in court

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: An accused in the HCS Judicial paper leak scam, Sunita, has moved an application in the court to obtain video footage of house search conducted by the police.

MC stops artist from sculpting dead trees

MC stops artist from sculpting dead trees

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has stopped Tulsi Ram Prajapati from continuing his artistic work on dried up trees.

Watch hours at airport to be extended from March-end

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: The watch hours at the Chandigarh International Airport will be extended by over an hour when the new summer schedule will be announced at the end of March.

Residents, assns oppose power tariff hike proposal

Residents, assns oppose power tariff hike proposal

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Residents and various associations have opposed the proposal of hike in power tariff before the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) that held a public hearing on the tariff petition filed by the Electricity Department at the Auditorium Hall, Government Art and Museum, in Sector 10 here today.

MC liable to keep P’kula stray cattle-free: HC

MC liable to keep P’kula stray cattle-free: HC

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Putting an end to the six-year-old controversy over the liability to maintain a congenial living environment in urban parts of Panchkula, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that areas handed over by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to the Municipal Corporation by executing an agreement would be the civic body’s responsibility.

MC to penalise parking firm for overcharging

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation has decided to impose a penalty on Arya Toll Infra Limited, which has been managing the parking lots in the city, after its internal report found that parking employees were engaged in overcharging motorists at the Sukhna Lake lot.

Stepfather held for raping 13-year-old

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 45-year-old man has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for raping his 13-year-old stepdaughter.

Security blanket for Valentine’s Day

Security blanket for Valentine’s Day

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Close to 900 police personnel will be deployed across the city on Valentine’s Day to keep a close watch on unruly elements.

4 cases already this year from Mohali

14 Feb 2018 | 1:56 AM

MOHALI: Mohali district has already recorded four positive cases of swine flu so far this year with two patients dying of the disease.

Valentine’s Day: 900 cops to be out in Chandigarh for women’s safety

Valentine’s Day: 900 cops to be out in Chandigarh for women’s safety

13 Feb 2018 | 8:16 PM

CHANDIGARH: In view of the Valentine''s Day on Wednesday, Chandigarh Police have made special arrangements to maintain law and order in the city.

Man booked for fraud

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police booked a local resident in case of Rs 1.35 crore property fraud.

Dera Bassi civic body yet to recover Rs3.28 cr in

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi Municipal Council is yet to recover Rs 3.28 crore in taxes. It has failed to recover Rs 2.20 crore in house tax, Rs 85,16,055 and Rs 23,27,025 in water and sewerage bills, respectively.

Schoolboy killed, 3 hurt as buses collide

Schoolboy killed, 3 hurt as buses collide

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

KHARAR: Samarth Sachdeva, a 10-year-old boy from Kharar, was killed while three others, including his sister, were seriously injured when their school bus collided with a speeding bus on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway near Bhagomajra village, close to Kharar, this morning.

Chandigarh airport closed for runway expansion

13 Feb 2018 | 1:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh International Airport was closed for all air traffic today for the authorities to carry out runway expansion and repairs.

Rs13.20L for repairs at Mayor’s house

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The F&CC of the cash-starved MC today approved a whopping Rs 13.20 lakh for conducting special repairs at the Mayor’s official residence in Sector 24.

F&CC approves Rs910-cr budget

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation today approved the budget estimates of Rs 257.25 crore under the capital head and Rs 653.51 crore under the revenue head for the financial year 2018-19.

BRIFFLY

Kids given deworming tablets

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

Zirakpur: Deworming tablet Albendazole was given to as many as 5,620 children in the age-group of 1 to 19 at Zirakpur as part of the National Deworming Day here on Monday.

Experts discuss importance of sports

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA: A one-day workshop on “Olympic Education & Applied Olympism” was held at the SAI NS NIS, Patiala, today.

India can win medals in upcoming events: Manpreet

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

BENGALURU:With big-ticket events such as the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and Commonwealth Games lined up in what is going to be a busy year, India hockey skipper Manpreet Singh says they have it them to win medals.

FFCI awards Harjinder with best coach of the year title

FFCI awards Harjinder with best coach of the year title

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Federation of Football Coaches in India (FFCI) has decided to award former football Indian team skipper Harjinder Singh with 'The Best Youth Coach of the Country 2017' title, today.

Bad weather, in-form Minerva FC strikers, a worry for East Bengal

Bad weather, in-form Minerva FC strikers, a worry for East Bengal

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

PANCHKULA: East Bengal will take on Minerva FC in a key I-League match at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Sector 3 tomorrow, but even before they fight to stay in the hunt for an elusive title the Kolkata giants have a reason to worry.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Take steps to promote cycling

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

While driving around Chandigarh these days, one gets an invariably common sight — that of digging roadsides for cycle tracks.

Truck union accuses pvt transporters of cheating

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA:Shree Guru Tegh Bahadur Truck Union, Patiala, today accused a major private transporter firm of fraud.

Murder accused brought on production warrant

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: One of the accused in the sarpanch Satnam Singh murder case that occurred last year has been brought on a production warrant by the Chandigarh Police.

Drug peddler nabbed with heroin

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Special Task Force (STF) nabbed a drug peddler with 50 gm of heroin from the Phase 3-5 traffic light point, here.

GRAFT CASE

Charges framed against IFS officer

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The CBI court today framed charges against Birender Chaudhary, an Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer, in a corruption case.

Two more arrested in car snatching case

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: After arresting three youngsters for taking away an SUV at gunpoint, the Mohali police claimed to have arrested two more persons in the case.

Man goes missing ahead of his marriage

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

PANCHKULA: A week ahead of his marriage, a 30-year-old man, a resident of Mansa Devi Complex (MDC), Panchkula, has gone missing.

Recounting horrors of World War IART & CULTURE

Recounting horrors of World War I

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Natyam Theatre group from Jaiton staged a Punjabi play, “Mudh Aa Laamha Ton”, during the ongoing TFT Fest at Navrang Theatre today.

SAD stages protest at MC office

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: High drama was witnessed at the office of the Sirhind Municipal Council today as workers of the SAD(B), headed by former MLA Didar Singh Bhatti, protested against its executive officer (EO).

Exploit cultural, historical links with ASEAN for better ties: Expert

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA: “India needs strategic vision to gain foothold in a highly competitive and well-knit economic region, namely ASEAN with China as its centre.”

PRTC rolls out second fleet of self-owned buses

PRTC rolls out second fleet of self-owned buses

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA: The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) rolls out its second lot of 25 self-owned buses out of total 100 to replace its buses that have outlived their life.

No check on sale of loose petrol in Nabha

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

NABHA: Loose petrol is being sold with impunity by various filling stations in the town.

Kaimbwala village dispensary not in pink of health

Kaimbwala village dispensary not in pink of health

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The dispensary located in Kaimbwala village is crying for care.

Traffic lights in Mohali to get timers soon

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: All traffic lights in the town would be equipped with timers soon.

Advocate husband gives consent for narco analysisRAJNI MURDER CASE

Advocate husband gives consent for narco analysis

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

PANCHKULA: In the Rajni murder case, her husband Manmohan Kumar gave his written consent for brain mapping and lie-detector test.

Heritage & Saras Mela at Sheesh Mahal from Feb 21

Heritage & Saras Mela at Sheesh Mahal from Feb 21

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA: After a gap of 11 years, people of the city will witness the Heritage and Saras (Sales of Articles of Rural Artisans Society) Mela, which will begin on February 21.

Estate Office clears first conversion case

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than three months after the UT Administration notified the new rates for conversion of properties from leasehold to freehold, the Estate Office processed the first case of conversion last week.

Self-certification scheme okayed for commercial building plans

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a relief to the owners of commercial properties, UT Administrator-cum-Punjab Administrator VP Singh Badnore has okayed the self-certification scheme for approval of plans of commercial and industrial buildings.

PU NOTES

Enter from Gate No. 2 on Feb 14

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

Chandigarh: The entry to the Panjab University campus will be regulated through Gate No. 2 (opposite Sector 15) and Gate No. 1 and Gate No. 3 will remain closed from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Valentine’s Day (Wednesday).

Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X, MohaliSCHOOL NOTES

Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X, Mohali

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

Manav Mangal Smart School at Phase X, Mohali, held its annual cultural fiesta "Kilkari" and showcased the exuberant energy of young Manavites.

CSIO develops machine for gait rehabilitation

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here has developed a machine to help in physical exercises and rehabilitation therapy for gait improvement in patients who are unable to walk due to medical or physical reasons.

ENTRY-LEVEL CLASSES

No extension in date for fee deposit

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Education Department did not extend the last date for depositing the fee for entry-level classes in private schools, here today.

Afternoon Shatabdi fails to attract passengers

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Despite the closure of the Chandigarh International Airport due to runway repairs, trains failed to attract passengers from the city.

Need to equip youth with employable skills & knowledge: TBRL DirectorCHASCON-2018

Need to equip youth with employable skills & knowledge: TBRL Director

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: “The need of the hour is to equip our young workforce with employable skills and knowledge so that they can help in transforming India into a developed nation,” said Dr Manjit Singh, Director Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), Chandigarh, during the inauguration of the three-day Chandigarh Science Congress, CHASCON-2018, here today.

PU Board of Finance meeting today

PU Board of Finance meeting today

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) would claim the amount for implementing the 7th pay commission recommendations for teachers and non-teaching staff, and pending arrears from Punjab in the emergent Board of Finance (BoF) meeting slated for tomorrow.

Work on cycle-friendly city begins

Work on cycle-friendly city begins

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The engineering department of the UT Administration has started the work of making all roundabouts in the city cycle-friendly.

VIOLATIONS

Housing board won’t act if penalty charges deposited

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has decided not to take action in respect of complaints of the violations in cases where the penalty charges have been deposited by allottees.

Model of new city bus queue shelter ready

Model of new city bus queue shelter ready

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than a year and a half after old bus queue shelters in the city were dismantled, the engineering department has constructed a model bus queue shelter at Sector 17.

Rain throws life out of gear

Rain throws life out of gear

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

PATIALA: People had a tough time commuting through some waterlogged roads after a couple of hours of heavy rain this morning. Office-goers were stuck in traffic jams during the rush hour.

PAN card declares man ‘dead’

PAN card declares man ‘dead’

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

Chandigarh: In a classic case, a PAN card issued to a local resident, Sanjay Saini, has declared him “dead”.

Youth’s murder: 2 juveniles among four arrested

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police have arrested four persons, including two juveniles, for the murder of a 24-year-old youth, who was stabbed to death at Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, on Saturday night.

MCM student dies as auto hits scooter

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 22-year-old student of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, riding an Activa scooter, was killed while her friend, who was riding pillion, was injured after an auto hit their scooter on the road separating Sector 35 and 36 last evening.

PPCB slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on Fortis Hospital

PPCB slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on Fortis Hospital

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Fortis Hospital at Phase 8 here for violation of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Rape: SHO sent to Police Lines

13 Feb 2018 | 2:45 AM

MOHALI: Inspector Sukhdev Singh, SHO of the Phase 11 police station, was sent to the Police Lines today.

Chandigarh, surrounding areas lashed by rain

12 Feb 2018 | 9:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were lashed by thundershowers and strong winds on Monday ending a dry spell. Met Department officials had predicted rain in the region.

SHO booked for raping 50-yr-old

SHO booked for raping 50-yr-old

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Punjab Police Inspector, posted as the SHO, Phase XI, Mohali, has been booked by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly raping a 50-year-old woman. According to the police, the victim, in her statement to the police, stated that she was on her way to Chandigarh from Mohali to visit the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, on Friday, when she started feeling suffocated.

Not only exam score, an honest effort matters tooOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Not only exam score, an honest effort matters too

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

Reading one subject for the whole day is boring. It is better to read every subject every day. While studying, children should make short notes. Solve model question papers.

New move eases traffic congestion during Sunday market

New move eases traffic congestion during Sunday market

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

PATIALA:After The Tribune highlighted the issue of traffic congestions at Chhoti Bardari during Sunday markets around a month ago, the situation has improved to some extent.

Youth booked for molesting minor

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

NABHA:The police here have registered a case against a youth for molesting and intimidating a minor girl to marry him by threatening to post her objectionable pictures on the social media.

It’s bow wow as dog show sees massive footfall

It’s bow wow as dog show sees massive footfall

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

PATIALA:The 52nd and 53rd All-Breed Championship Dog Show was organised by the Patiala Kernel Club at Raja Bhalendra Singh Stadium here today.

Ban on driving two-wheelers with covered face extended

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

PATIALA:The district administration has again decided to extend the ban on driving two-wheelers with covered face.

Ex-servicemen union alleges unfair treatment to Army men

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

PATIALA:Alleging ‘unfair treatment’ to the Army men engaged in operations for the security and integrity of the country, members of the State Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association (SEWA), Punjab, convened a meeting here today.

Car falls into canal, one dead

Car falls into canal, one dead

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

PATIALA:A youth drowned in Nirwana Canal after the car he was travelling in fell into the water body here today.

MC to decide on rehabilitation sites for street vendors soon

MC to decide on rehabilitation sites for street vendors soon

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

PATIALA:The Municipal Corporation (MC), Patiala, will again convene a meeting to decide on rehabilitation sites for street vendors in the city.

Arun, Jaspreet claim top positions in chess

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Arun Rathi claimed the topped the open category in the 13th CitiBank Open Chess Tournament held at Learning Paths School, Mohali, today.

ALL-INDIA OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Paras-Eetee bow to Niki-Rishika

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

MUMBAI:Niki Poonacha of Andhra Pradesh and Rishika Sunkara of Delhi defeated Paras Dahiya of Haryana and Eetee Maheta of Gujarat 6-3 6-4 to claim the mixed doubles crown of the AITA Ranking JVPG Anirudh Desai All-India Open Tennis Tournament in Mumbai.

FEDERATION CUP

Haryana girls stay alive with a win over M’rashtra

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

MUMBAI:Haryana girls beat hosts Maharashtra 41-35 in a Group B encounter to stay in contention for a place in the knockouts in the Federation Cup Kabaddi tournament here today.

BRIEFLY

SGGS cagers shine

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

Chandigarh: Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) College overcame hosts Nangal 74-65 to win the men’s final in the NFL Basketball Tournament on Sunday.

Sahil, Geetika finish on top

Sahil, Geetika finish on top

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sahil Bhardwaj and Geetika were adjudged the best athletes during the 25th Annual Athletic Meet of Government Medical College and Hospital, which concluded at the Sector 42 Sports Complex here today.

Haryana fail to cross final hurdle, lose 2-3 to OdishaALL-INDIA INTER-ZONAL (IA&AD) HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Haryana fail to cross final hurdle, lose 2-3 to Odisha

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:AG Odisha thrashed AG Haryana 3-2 in the final to lift the trophy in the three-day All-India Inter-Zonal (IA&AD) Hockey Tournament at the Sector 42 Sports Complex here today.

Bronze for Haryana, RSPB clinch gold

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Haryana beat hosts Hockey Jharkhand 2-0 to clinch the bronze medal in the 8th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2018 (A Division) at Ranchi today.

East Bengal want foreign referees for Minerva game

East Bengal want foreign referees for Minerva game

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

KOLKATA:Eyeing their maiden I-League crown, a wary East Bengal has shot off a letter to the AIFF seeking a panel of observers and foreign referees for their potential title-deciding clash against Minerva Punjab FC on February 13.

Villagers mourn death of native in US

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

PATIALA:Pippal Mangoli village has been left grief stricken after its native 44-year-old Paramjit Singh died in Rome, Georgia, USA, last week during an armed robbery.

Despite paying fee, street vendors yet to get space

Despite paying fee, street vendors yet to get space

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two months after street vendors started paying monthly fee to the Municipal Corporation (MC), they are yet to be allotted space.

Two vehicle thieves held, motorcycles seized

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

LALRU:The police have arrested two vehicle thieves and recovered two stolen motorcycles from their possession here today.

Local Govt Dept raises objection to MC’s resolution on construction of dispensary

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

MOHALI:The Local Government Department questioned the Mohali MC authorities on the resolution of construction of a dispensary at Sohana village.

Three of family booked for cheating in Zirakpur

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Three members of a family were booked by the Zirakpur police under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 120-B, IPC, (punishment of criminal conspiracy) on the complaint of Ashwani Kumar, a residentof Panchkula.

HOLA MOHALLA

Poor civic conditions in town: Jathedar

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

ANANDPUR SAHIB:Takht Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh has expressed concern over dilapidated condition of the Garhshankar-Anandpur Sahib road and the insanitary conditions in the town.

Man booked on charge of raping 28-year-old woman

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The Zirakpur police have booked a man on the charge of raping a 28-year-old woman on the pretext of marrying her.

Cash, silver utensils stolen from house

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

MOHALI:Thieves struck at a house in Sector 78 and decamped with Rs 20,000 in cash and silver utensils from there.

One injured in road accident

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

MOHALI:A person sustained grievous injuries in a collision between a truck and a small goods career, Tata Ace Chota Hathi, on the Kharar-Landran road here.

FAILURE TO PROVIDE INFO UNDER RTI

Information Commission awards compensation to Mohali resident

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

MOHALI:The Punjab State Information Commission awarded a compensation of Rs 3,000 to a Mohali resident to be paid by public information officer of Local Government, Punjab, for not providing requisite information under the RTI, sought by the complainant.

Scooterist dies in hit-and-run

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

PANCHKULA:A scooterist died in a road accident in Sector 14 Panchkula last night.

Miscreants used to sell snatched swanky cars at throwaway prices

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

MOHALI:The three snatchers, arrested by the Mohali police in the Fortuner snatching case, used to sell swanky vehicles at throwaway prices to their customers.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Remove illegal fencing

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

RANJIT POWAR:Lifestyle of people have changed tremendously over the past couple of decades and most of the residents living in Chandigarh sectors in one kanal houses own more than one car.

REPORTER'S DIARY

Strange police ways

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

Strange are the ways the Chandigarh Police function! Already under fire for being unable to check rising snatchings, thefts and other street crimes in the city, the UT police acted swiftly in registering an FIR on the rape charge against a Mohali SHO.

Togadia slams Modi govt on terror attacks

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

Chandigarh: Pravin Togadia, international working president, VHP on Sunday attacked the Central government over its alleged inability to counter terror attacks on Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

At Sec 33 Terraced Garden,  BJP flags cause a flutter

At Sec 33 Terraced Garden, BJP flags cause a flutter

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:High drama was witnessed at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33 here today after Congress workers protested against holding of a meeting by members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) with BJP flags installed at the venue.

Rajni’s husband ready to undergo brain mapping, lie-detector test

Rajni’s husband ready to undergo brain mapping, lie-detector test

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

PANCHKULA:While the Panchkula police have miserably failed to trace the body of Rajni Bala, her husband Manmohan Kumar, who has been accused of her murder, has finally agreed to undergoing brain mapping and lie-detector test.

8 yrs on, Mayor’s residence in Sec 24 to see occupancy

8 yrs on, Mayor’s residence in Sec 24 to see occupancy

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:After a gap of eight years, the Mayor’s house situated in Sector 24 is all set to get a new occupant.

MC plans to spend  Rs 910 cr in 2018-19

MC plans to spend Rs 910 cr in 2018-19

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation (MC) has prepared a budget of Rs 910 crore for the next financial year.

Swar ragini maestro mesmerises audience

Swar ragini maestro mesmerises audience

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Melody, intonation and creative excellence marked the entrancing spell by acclaimed classical swar ragini maestro Subhash Ghosh during the baithak concert organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra at Mini Tagore theatre hall, here today.

Sanjay Tandon inaugurates blood donation camp by NGO

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sanjay Tandon, Chandigarh BJP president, inaugurated a blood donation camp which was organised by Pratigya Foundation, an NGO, at Sector 22, Chandigarh.

Doctors discuss latest advances in cardiology

Doctors discuss latest advances in cardiology

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 300 doctors from across North India participated in “Cardiopulse 2018”, an annual CME, which was organised by Max Hospital, Mohali, in collaboration with the rural medical officers’ association, Punjab, and IMA, Punjab, at a hotel, here today.

Filmmaking workshop ends

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

Chandigarh: A two-day workshop on filmmaking workshop conducted by the Department of Journalism, GGDSD College, Sector 32, in collaboration with Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, concluded, here on Saturday.

Punjab Govt wants early meeting of BoF: VC

Punjab Govt wants early meeting of BoF: VC

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:After opposing the proposal of the Haryana Government for affiliation of some of its colleges to Panjab University (PU), the Punjab Government has told the PU to call a Board of Finance (BoF) meeting so that they could put a proposal for enhancing their grant to the varsity.

PU Rose Festival ends

PU Rose Festival ends

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:This time, there were 198 varieties of roses at display at the Prof RC Paul Rose Garden on the PU campus.

High Court gives UT last chance to file reply

High Court gives UT last chance to file reply

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Nearly two years after the city’s elite left concern bells ringing by filing a public interest litigation for protecting people from the harmful radiation emanating from cell towers in residential areas, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has given the Chandigarh Administration the last opportunity to file its reply.

Boy dies as auto rams into car

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 12-year-old boy was killed while five others, including the victim’s parents, were injured after the auto-rickshaw they were travelling in rammed into a car parked on the roadside at IT Park.

Four misbehave with cops, held

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four persons have been arrested for assaulting and misbehaving with a constable and other police officials posted at the Sector 19 police station.

Three murder youth at Vikas Nagar

Three murder youth at Vikas Nagar

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 24-year-old youth was murdered at Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, by three unidentified miscreants last night.

‘Framed because I had booked her’

12 Feb 2018 | 1:43 AM

MOHALI:Inspector Sukhdev Singh, SHO of the Phase XI police station, who was booked on charges of rape and criminal intimidation by the Chandigarh Police today, claimed that the registration of a case against the victim two years ago at the Phase 11 police station was the reason behind the development.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Remove menstruation taboos

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

We Indians still suffer from several taboos that have no scientific basis. Some of these are associated with menstruation. These restrictions are deeply embedded in cultural practices.

Health index: Chandigarh slips to 2nd spot among UTs

Health index: Chandigarh slips to 2nd spot among UTs

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh has lost its first position to Lakshadweep and has fallen to second position in the ranking of union territories on health outcomes, indicating deterioration in its local systems that led to its decline among the rest.

BRIEFLY

Punjabi varsity claim top spot

11 Feb 2018 | 2:12 AM

Chandigarh: Punjabi University, Patiala, won the All-India Inter-University Powerlifting Championship, which concluded at the Panjab University Campus here on Saturday.

Expect rain tomorrow

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: Rain is likely to bring back the chill in the coming week. According to the Meteorological Department, there are strong chances of rain in the city on Monday due to western disturbances in the northern region.

Steady Gursimar finishes on top

Steady Gursimar finishes on top

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gursimar Badwal played a steady final round even as others faltered on the last day of the third leg of Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Poona Club Golf Course on Friday.

FEDERATION CUP KABADDI

Haryana beat UP

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MUMBAI:Haryana boys beat Uttar Pradesh (37-23) in the Federation Cup Kabaddi tournament here today.

Akhil wins second pro fight

Akhil wins second pro fight

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Seasoned Indian boxer Akhil Kumar kept his unbeaten professional record intact, scoring a Technical Knockout over Tanzanian Sadiki Momba in his second bout, here today.

AG Haryana enter final

AG Haryana enter final

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gurdeep Singh scored in the dying minutes of the match to help Audit General (AG) Haryana beat AG Madhya Pradesh by a solitary goal in the All India Inter-Zonal Hockey Tournament semifinal at the Sector 42 Sports Complex here today.

Missing Bhadson man’s body found in canal

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

NABHA:The body of Lakhbir Singh (50), who had gone missing on January 31 from Ludhiana, was found from the Khanauri canal near Ghari village this morning.

Neighbour strangles man to death, booked

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:A middle-aged man was allegedly done to death by his neighbour following a minor tussle.

Land scam: Kanungo, patwari booked for misplacing file

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PANCHKULA:A kanungo and a patwari of the Land Acquisition Department, Haryana, have been booked for misplacing a government file in connection with the Rs 60-crore shamlat land compensation scam in Panchkula district.

Three hurt in assault cases in Nayagaon

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI:Three persons were injured in two separate cases of assault in Nayagaon yesterday.

Two injured in road accident

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

DERA BASSI:Two persons sustained serious injuries when a rashly-driven car reportedly hit an Activa scooter and then a cyclist on the Ambala-Chandigarh stretch near Devinagar village here on Friday night.

Thieves flee with jewellery

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:A sector 44 resident, Anupam Setia, reported that an unknown person stole gold and silver jewellery from his residence on Friday.

Man arrested for gambling

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mohinder Singh, a resident of Burail village, here, was arrested for gambling near the rehri market in Burail and Rs 1,150 was recovered from his possession.

6-yr-old raped in Ram Darbar

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: Two boys allegedly raped a six-year-old girl on the pretext of taking her to play at Ram Darbar here on Saturday.

Three-yr-old girl dies in mishap

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: A three-year-old girl was killed after a Bullet motorcycle hit her and her mother while they were crossing the road separating Sectors 21 and 22 near Aroma on Friday. The biker rammed into them when Sonia and her mother Seema were on their way to a bank.

3 teens assault, rob man of phone, cash

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: Three teenagers attacked a Panchkula resident with a brick and a rod near the Railway light point on Saturday and took away his mobile phone and wallet containing Rs 550.

Potholed road irks residents, use of substandard material alleged

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

NABHA:Resentment prevails among residents of more than 50 villages over the dilapidated condition of the 16-km road connecting Nabha to the Patiala-Sangrur road.

Need to imbibe moral values in kids: Preneet

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:Preneet Kaur, former Minister of State for External Affairs, said here today that moral education should be given to children so that they become good citizens.

Old coins, rare weapons draw crowd

Old coins, rare weapons draw crowd

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:An exhibition of old and rare weapons, manuscripts and coins was organised by Narinderpal Singh at the art gallery of the North Zone Cultural Centre, here today.

Create posts of policemen in MC, dept urged

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI:The Local Government Department has been requested to create four posts of police officials with the Mohali Municipal Corporation.

EXTENSION OF ROAD

GMADA starts process to acquire land

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI:The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), which is all set to extend the 200-foot wide Airport Road by 10 km to connect the international airport with New Chandigarh via Sunny Enclave, has initiated the process for the acquisition of land for the project.

Zirakpur MC to impose fine for open defecation

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Besides levying fines on those who dump debris or garbage in the residential areas or anywhere else in the town, the Zirakpur Municipal Council will also fine anyone found defecating in open.

Broken iron grills on Mohali roads a threat to commuters

Broken iron grills on Mohali roads a threat to commuters

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI:Broken iron grills at several places along the roads not only paint a poor picture of the city, but also pose a great threat to lives of commuters.

CSIO inks pact with AP institutes for making medical devices

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MoU) with Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone Limited (AMTZ) to help facilitate medical device manufacturing in India.

No tests for autoimmune diseases at PGI since Jan 25

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hundreds of patients visiting the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) are at the receiving end as the tests for autoimmune diseases are not being conducted at the institute since January 25.

Rly station: Toilets on P’kula side locked

Rly station: Toilets on P’kula side locked

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Railway Department apparently played a cruel trick with the man who had approached the Prime Minister for the provision of toilets at the Panchkula side of the railway station.

Miscreants on prowl, residents in grip of fear

Miscreants on prowl, residents in grip of fear

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

DERA BASSI:Several students in the city, especially girls living in PGs, are in the grip of fear as two masked miscreants are reportedly roaming around the area.

Mohali rehab centre craves for staff

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI:Staff crunch and problems related to security continue to affect the district de-addiction and rehabilitation centre in Mohali.

Cancer survivors share success stories

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 14 cancer survivor women were honoured while 10 children, including a child who underwent radiology in the morning, performed during the Cancer Survivors’ Day celebrations at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls in Sector 42, here, today.

Corporation to get IAF aircraft for display in city

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:An aircraft, possibly MiG-21, will be put on display at a public place in the city to show respect towards the armed forces and instil a sense of patriotism among people.

Five arrested for running fake immigration firm

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

DERA BASSI:The Zirakpur police arrested three women among five allegedly for defrauding several persons on the pretext of sending them abroad by arranging job-permit visa.

16 lodge complaints on portal against illegal mining

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali district administration has received 16 complaints on its portal against illegal mining in the district.

2,372 cases settled at  Lok Adalat

2,372 cases settled at Lok Adalat

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

PATIALA:As many as 4,779 cases were taken up of which 2,372 cases were settled, involving an amount of Rs 12,00,08,378 through mutual compromise between parties in the National Lok Adalat held here today.

Lok Adalat settles 2,063 cases

Lok Adalat settles 2,063 cases

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 2,063 cases were disposed of at the National Lok Adalat held at the district courts in Sector 43 here today.

Forum raps Hry Transport Dept

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:After a Haryana Roadways bus driver refused to stop smoking on the intervention of a passenger, the Hisar resident has approached the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum.

SCHOOL NOTES

Sharda Sarvhitkari School-40

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: The Primary and Pre Primary sections of Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, Chandigarh, celebrated its annual sports day on Saturday.

PEC holds global alumni meet

PEC holds global alumni meet

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The global annual alumni meet of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) was organised by the Punjab Engineering College Old Students’ Association (PECOSA) in association with the Dean Alumni, Corporate and International Relations, PEC, today.

Workshop on human evolution concludes

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: A four-day workshop on human evolution concluded with the valedictory function held at the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University (PU), on Friday.

Tech-fest ends at Universal Group of Institutions

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Lalru: The two-day ''Aavishkar''18, an annual tech-fest of the Universal Group of Institutions, Lalru, concluded, here on Friday. Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra was the chief guest on the occasion.

PU Enactus team wins laurel

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

Chandigarh: Enactus SSBUICET team of Panjab University brought laurels to the university by bagging second runners-up Position in "SAMADHAN", a social case study held under Aspire 2018, 5th edition of the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology''s (NSIT, Delhi) annual Social Entrepreneurship Convention.

Musical tributes paid to Jaspal Bhatti

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The larger than life of legendary comedy icon Jaspal Bhatti conjured up in the minds of the scant, but receptive audience, at a musical function held at Tagore Theatre, here today.

Mohali institute selected for int’l moot court competition

Mohali institute selected for int’l moot court competition

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

MOHALI:Justice Surya Kant of the Punjab and Haryana High Court inaugurated the AIL–Sarin National Rounds of the 9th Leiden-Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition at the Army Institute of Law, here today.

Rs 50L for two men maimed in mishap

11 Feb 2018 | 2:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) granted a compensation of more than Rs 50 lakh to two persons who suffered permanent disability in a road accident.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
UGC’s revised funding formula will hit students, say teachers

UGC’s revised funding formula will hit students, say teachers

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Disappointed over the seventh pay revision recommendations and the recently notified Union Grant Commission (UGC) draft regulations on service conditions, thousands of teachers from several teachers’ bodies today marched in the national Capital to put pressure on the Central government to “revisit” and revise some of the contentious clauses, including the one pertaining to 30-70 funding pattern to central university.

Each mohalla clinic to have 5-member panel

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Health Minister Satyendar Jain today said the Delhi Government would soon set up a five-member managing committee in each mohalla clinic with 100 health volunteers attached to them to manage and monitor the work in the clinics.

JNU protest: FIR against students for wrongful restraint

17 Feb 2018 | 9:52 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have registered two FIRs against students of Jawaharlal Nehru University here, a day after they gheraoed the administration block and restricted two senior officials from leaving the building for hours.

Garden Tourism Festival kicks off

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today urged people to plant trees to combat pollution and make Delhi a clean and green city.

Teaching is a calling, not profession: Lt Gen Mehta

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Teaching is not a profession, it is a calling like military service, observed Lieutenant General SS Mehta, Member of The Tribune Trust, while delivering a lecture on “Ethical Leadership-Moral Purpose of Leadership” at National Progressive School Conference (NPSC) here.

Counter hate messages through art, Sisodia exhorts creative group

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Condemning “hate crimes”, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia exhorted creative community to stop “watching silently” and effectively counter “hate messages” circulated through social media by the medium of art.

School van driver held for molesting 10-year-old girl

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:A school cab driver is arrested for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old student while dropping her home in outer Mangolpuri, said a police official.

Rajnath lauds cops for arrest of IM terrorist71ST RAISING DAY PARADE

Rajnath lauds cops for arrest of IM terrorist

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Detection is the biggest deterrent in crime prevention, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the 71st raising day parade at New Police Lines today.

Govt begins trials of anti-pollution towers

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has begun trials on effectiveness of anti-pollution towers in tackling air pollution and based on the results of the pilot move such towers will be installed at various busy traffic intersections in the city.

PPP will ensure better progress in healthcare: Naidu

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that a public-private partnership will ensure better progress in ensuring quality healthcare facilities in the country.

Automatic cameras for free flow of traffic

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:On the pattern of developed countries, now in Delhi also, the controlling of traffic signals will be operated by automatic cameras.

28-year-old gangraped, two arrested

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The police have arrested two men in connection with the alleged gangrape of a 28-year-old woman in Mangolpuri on Tuesday, said a police official here today.

Job fair: Over 15K offers available

Job fair: Over 15K offers available

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The Labour and Employment Minister, Gopal Rai, today inaugurated a two-day mega job fair at the Thyagraj Stadium here wherein around 100 companies are said to have turned up to fill 15,237 vacancies of various nature.

Sack NDMC mayor over graft charges: AAP

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Upping the ante against North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Preety Aggarwal, the AAP today demanded her to be sacked by the BJP on the basis of what the party called “clinching evidence” purportedly showing her hand in “wrongdoings” in tendering process of the civic body.

JNUSU criticises VC over police presence on varsity campus

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Amid the JNU Students’ union (JNUSU) strike today refusing to give in on the issue of compulsory attendance, the sessional exams kicked off in the university.

Traders hold mega rally, seek ordinance to stop sealing drive

Traders hold mega rally, seek ordinance to stop sealing drive

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The state unit of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) today held a mega rally at Ghanta Ghar in Chandni Chowk to protest against the ongoing sealing drive and demand that the government immediately brings an ordinance to stop the exercise.

Baijal reviews measures to curb cybercrime

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal in law and order meeting today reviewed the three years’ roadmap of the Delhi Police for combating cybercrime.

LG refuses to discuss guest teachers’ issue: Sisodia

LG refuses to discuss guest teachers’ issue: Sisodia

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today hit out at Lt Governor Anil Baijal alleging that he refused to have a discussion on the issue of considering experience of guest teachers in recruitment.

AAP accuses BJP of  shielding Nirav Modi

AAP accuses BJP of shielding Nirav Modi

16 Feb 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP today accused the Narendra Modi government of “shielding” fraud-accused billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi as he is the son-in-law of the Ambanis while questioning the latter’s sharing of dais with the Prime Minister.

Will keep free WiFi promise: Kejriwal

Will keep free WiFi promise: Kejriwal

15 Feb 2018 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:As the AAP-led Delhi government completed its three years in power on Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced his future plans that include roads and drains in unauthorised colonies, building of 900 Mohalla Clinics, and funds for free WiFi.

Minor girl commits suicide

15 Feb 2018 | 12:53 AM

NEW DELHI:A 15-year-old girl was found mysteriously dead in Kalindi Colony today.

Man kills 7-year-old boy over grudge against parents

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The body of a seven-year-old boy, who had gone missing on January 7, was found in a suitcase hidden inside a home of a neighbour. The accused identified as Avadhesh Sakya (27), an IAS aspirant and a distant relative of the boy, has been arrested in this connection, said a police official said.

Man held with 11 bullets at IGI Airport

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) during pre-embarkation security check (through X-BIS screening) yesterday at Terminal 1-D, Indira Gandhi International Airport, 11 live rounds of .32 mm calibre and magazine were found in a hand bag of a passenger, said a CISF said.

CBI registers two cases related to tampering revenue records

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The CBI has registered two separate cases related to the alleged tampering of revenue records of gram sabha land in Asola Village in upmarket Saket area, south Delhi, sources said.

DCW chief, DU students march against sexual abuse

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal today participated in a protest march taken out by students on the North Campus of Delhi University to express solidarity with the DCW’s “satyagraha” against increasing cases of sexual violence against girls and women.

Govt failed to ensure women safety, says Swaraj India

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The Swaraj India today hit out at the AAP government on the issue of women safety claiming it has "failed" to keep its elections promises of ensuring women safety in the national Capital by deploying marshalls and equipping buses with CCTV cameras despite being in power for three years.

AAP to release song on 3rd anniversary

14 Feb 2018 | 1:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP will release a song to celebrate its three years in the government tomorrow at an event here wherein Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his entire Cabinet will field questions from people over phone and social media.

AAP to release song on 3rd anniversary

AAP to release song on 3rd anniversary

13 Feb 2018 | 8:07 PM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party will release a song to mark its three years in power in Delhi, highlighting the government’s achievements.

Rai reviews fire safety measures of industrial areas

13 Feb 2018 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI: In the wake of recent spate of fire accidents in the city, Labour Minister Gopal Rai today convened a sensitisation and a review meeting of fire safety measures in place in the five industrial areas of the national Capital.

DU girl alleges molestation in moving bus; DCW demands strong punishment

13 Feb 2018 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has ensured the registration of an FIR in the matter of sexual harassment of a Delhi University student in a moving bus.

CM, ministers to take questions from people tomorrow

13 Feb 2018 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet will take questions and feedback from people through phone calls and social media on Wednesday during an event organised here to mark the third anniversary of the government.

‘AAP govt has failed to protect poor’

13 Feb 2018 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI: Former DPCC president Subhash Chopra said the AAP government has failed to protect the livelihood and houses of the urban poor.

Hotmail founder calls on Kejriwal

13 Feb 2018 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI: Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia in a meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat today held discussions over use of technology in improving governance.

BJP hosts ‘chai-pakoda’ party, discusses Union Budget

BJP hosts ‘chai-pakoda’ party, discusses Union Budget

13 Feb 2018 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI: The state unit of the BJP today arranged a ''chai-pakoda'' party at Yamuna Vihar for discussing the budget proposals of the Union government with party area heads and councillors.

Man commits suicide at Metro station

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI:A 50-year-old man today allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train at a Metro station here, said a police official.

Activists come together to end violence against women

Activists come together to end violence against women

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Scores of activists today vowed support to the uprising to end routinsed violence against women in almost all spheres of life during an event organised to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the “One Billion Rising” (OBR) campaign here.

Doctors lend support to Khelo India campaign

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Around 100 orthopaedic doctors joined by patients in the national Capital today pledged for adopting a healthy lifestyle in line with Modi government’s “Khelo India” campaign.

Girl gets stuck inside classroom for 8 hrs

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Due to negligence of the school administration a girl student got stuck inside her classroom for eight hours in Ganga Vihar, Gokulpuri, yesterday.

AAP govt failed on all fronts, say Oppn parties

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Both the BJP and the Congress today lashed out at the AAP government claiming the party under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has only “failed” people on every counts while rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra termed its three years tenure as nothing short of being a complete “governance failure”.

AAP holds ‘Vikas Yatra’ to mark three years in office

AAP holds ‘Vikas Yatra’ to mark three years in office

12 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Completing three years in power, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) — faced with another round of imminent by-elections in the national Capital— in a way got into the canvassing mode on Sunday with MLAs and ministers, joined by party workers, seen reaching out to voters with the AAP government’s work in the city.

Delhi held to ransom by traders: HC on amendment of master plan

Delhi held to ransom by traders: HC on amendment of master plan

11 Feb 2018 | 11:14 AM

NEW DELHI: In an apparent disapproval of the government''s proposed amendment of the master plan after traders protested against the sealing drive, the Delhi High Court has observed that a few people have "held the city to ransom".

Delhi, last 7 days...
Parents demand proper probe in caseCAMBRIDGE SCHOOL CASE

Parents demand proper probe in case

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: The parents of the Class X student of Cambridge International School who had allegedly attempted suicide on January 10 this year – she fell off the fourth floor of the school building – today alleged that she had been harassed by boys of the same school moments before the incident took place on the fateful day.

Loss in business drives man to end his life

Loss in business drives man to end his life

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Manpreet Singh (43), living in the Roop Nagar mohalla on the Jalandhar road, allegedly committed suicide today by hanging himself from the ceiling of a room in his house.

Reports of closure of sewa kendras worry staff

Reports of closure of sewa kendras worry staff

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: The government decision of shutting down sewa kendras in the state has created a panicky situation in the rural belt of the district.

Manju Aggarwal to be Bhogpur MC chief

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as Jalandhar Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh and ex-MP Mahinder Singh Kaypee had ceremoniously made four MC councillors from Bhogpur join the party at a function held at Congress Bhawan last month, they failed to get a team of their choice under Raj Kumar Raja.

Kailey to appear in ‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions

Kailey to appear in ‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: He can balance an egg on a standing ball point pen, then places a weight on 1.5 kg on it and then a cold drink bottle and finally another egg on top.

Youth nabbed with drug pills from court complex

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The police today nabbed a youth from the court complex here. The accused had allegedly come to the place to supply drug pills to an undertrial who was to be produced in the court.

NRI commits suicide

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

Phillaur: A Canada-based NRI, Sucha Singh, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself.

‘GST, a leap towards growth’

‘GST, a leap towards growth’

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: “Goods and Services Tax (GST) is like an old wine in a new bottle”.

Singers perform on popular songs

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

Jalandhar: Singers Jassi Gill and Babbal Rai performed on their popular hits during an evening held at Jullundur Gymkhana Club here today.

Gang of robbers arrested

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

PHILLAUR: The Phillaur police have busted a gang of robbers identified as Amandeep of Kotkapura village, Rajbir Singh of Pakhi Kalan village (Faridkot), Manvinder Singh and Davinder Kumar of Phillaur.

CAMPUS NOTES

Handling examination stress

17 Feb 2018 | 1:32 AM

JALANDHAR: Students of Sanskriti KMV School witnessed a live session on Interaction by Prime Minister Narinder Modi with the students of schools and colleges across the world focusing on the issue of Handling Examination Stress.

BRIEFLY

IT fest organised

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions, Loharan Campus, organised an IT fest. Around 85 students participated in the event.

University students dance to the tune of  Jasmine Sandlas

University students dance to the tune of Jasmine Sandlas

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Lovely Professional University (LPU) organised a ‘Gaana’ Campus Connect Live Music Concert at its Baldev Raj Mittal Unipolis Auditorium.

Screening of PSA films mandatory before exhibition, says DC

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner (DC), said today that the Public Service Awareness (PSA) films must be screened before the exhibition of each commercial film in the cinema halls and theatres in the district.

ADC calls for proper implementation of schemes

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bhupinder Pal Singh today asked officials to effectively implement the centrally sponsored schemes so that people could get the benefits of these schemes.

GTB college students shine in PU zonal contest

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

DASUYA (HOSHIARPUR): Students of Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College of Education, Dasuya, obtained 11 positions in the three-day Panjab University zonal academic competitions.

INTACH walks down memory lane

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) conducted a national-level poster making competition ‘Route to Roots’ for school children of class VI to IX standard.

Cong leaders protest outside ED’s office

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Senior Adviser to Chief Minister, Lieutenant-General TS Shergill (retd) today called upon the Guardians of Governance (GoGs) to ensure participation of like-minded people for bringing the much needed social transformation in the state through effective implementation of policies.

GOGs  urged to check proper implementation of schemes

GOGs urged to check proper implementation of schemes

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Senior Adviser to Chief Minister, Lieutenant-General TS Shergill (retd) today called upon the Guardians of Governance (GoGs) to ensure participation of like-minded people for bringing the much needed social transformation in the state through effective implementation of policies.

Car thieves meet MLA for address change on Aadhaar

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: In a strange incident, two men approached Congress MLA Sushil Rinku and requested him to get their address changed on their Aadhaar cards.

NRI woman alleges inaction by police

NRI woman alleges inaction by police

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Sharanjit Kaur, a UK resident, today levelled allegations against the Jalandhar police, alleging that it had failed to register a case against her husband and in-laws who allegedly tried to murder her.

3 of gang held for looting money exchanger

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: The rural police today arrested three persons who had allegedly looted a money exchanger at a village near Phillaur.

Arrest warrants against JIT officialNON-COMPLIANCE OF ORDERS RELATED TO A COMPLAINT

Arrest warrants against JIT official

16 Feb 2018 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has issued non-bailable warrants against the Executive Officer of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) over the non-compliance of its two-year-old orders related to a complaint filed by an allottee of Bibi Bhani Complex.

BRIEFLY

Bishop Mulakkal is chairman for youth

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Rt Rev Dr Franco Mulakkal, Bishop of Punjab, has been appointed as the new chairman for youth in India, besides the consulter for inter-religious dialogue and member for social communication at the Asian level.

Cupid’s dart hits residents his own way

Cupid’s dart hits residents his own way

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The city today witnessed a unique blend of celebrations of the ancient Hindu and the modern era’s most awaited day for expressing love and care -the Mahashivratri and the Valentine’s Day.

Job fair to be held from Feb 21 to 24

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: DC Varinder Kumar Sharma today said the upcoming job fairs in the district would prove to be a one stop platform for job seekers and job providers, thereby immensely benefitting the both.

Raid at transporter’s godown

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: A raid has been conducted by a team of Central GST officers, led by Assistant Commissioner RK Sharma and Deputy Commissioner (CGST) Daljit Kaur on the premises of a godown of leading transporter JSK Logistics in the Industrial Area here.

Farm workers to protest tomorrow

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Thousands of farmers, youths, students, labourers, and women from Doaba and Majha regions will participate in a rally against the black laws on February 16 and 17 at Barnala.

2 booked for poisoning youngster to death

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

TANDA URMAR: The Tanda police have registered a case of murder against two youngsters of Jahura village for allegedly killing a youth by reportedly giving him overdose of some intoxicant.

Looking at positive side of things is my nature: Sartaaj

Looking at positive side of things is my nature: Sartaaj

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: In Punjab, after Gurdas Maan, if an artiste of the Punjabi music industry is substantially credited with veering away from the – guns and daggers – discourse of the Punjabi pop music scene and talking of the land and spirit of the historic land – it is Satinder Sartaaj.

DC seeks public support to tackle illegal mining

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today sought cooperation of the public in checking the menace of illegal mining in the district.

Booze permit seekers allege harassment

Booze permit seekers allege harassment

15 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The District Excise Department has been mired in a controversy for allegedly ‘browbeating’ those who are approaching the department to obtain liquor permit under L-50A to serve liquor in private functions.

Chef Harpal all set to tickle residents’ taste buds

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, who is popularly known across the world for his jingle “Namak Shamak dal dete hain”, was in the city to inaugurate the opening ceremony of a club lounge and restaurant for which he has also been made the brand ambassador.

Conference on maths, science ends

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A two-day international conference on the ‘Advances in mathematics, physics and computer sciences organised by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Mahilpur concluded today.

GHS Manko students win English vocabulary contest

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Under the ‘Parho Punjab Padhao Punjab’ project, a district-level vocabulary competition of 1,000 most commonly used English words was conducted at Government School, Nehru Garden, here, today.

Inculcate reading habit in children: ADC

Inculcate reading habit in children: ADC

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Dr Bhupinder Pal Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, (ADC), Jalandhar, today advocated the need for apprising students of the importance of reading books for inculcating the habit in their tender minds to ensure that they excel in life.

Afreen group makes it to top 16

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: City based Afreen group which earlier cleared the audition round of the reality show “Rising Star” with a whopping 94 per cent, has now managed to make their seat reserved in top 16 by clearing - ‘Duals ki takkar’ round which was screened yesterday.

GHAR GHAR NAUKRI MISSION

Impart skill training to youth, says ADC

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: Dr Bhupinder Pal Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Jalandhar, today said imparting skill training to the youth was the need of the hour to accomplish the “Ghar Ghar Naukri” mission of the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Return tour charges to couple, Qatar Airways told

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

KAPURTHALA: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Qatar Airways to return Rs 2.3 lakh tour charges with 9 per cent interest for not getting boarding passes issued to a Phillaur-based couple. It also ordered to give Rs 25,000 as compensation.

Free counselling for distressed lot

Free counselling for distressed lot

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Starting a new initiative for changing the mind of desperate people, the district administration will provide free counselling to save them from taking any extreme step.

Bypoll in mind, Cong starts doling grants

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: On the day of bhog ceremony of former SAD minister and Shahkot MLA Ajit Singh Kohar, the Congress leadership were seen coming in full election mode.

JIT pays Rs2.7 lakh as interest to allotteeBIBI BHANI COMPLEX CASE

JIT pays Rs2.7 lakh as interest to allottee

14 Feb 2018 | 1:31 AM

JALANDHAR: A ray of hope has brightened up for allottees of LIG flats of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) after the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum had asked JIT to pay 9 per cent interest of the total amount received by the trust to an allottee for making delay in handing over the possession at the Bibi Bhani Complex here.

Over 3 lakh students given Albendazole tablets in cityNATIONAL DEWORMING DAY

Over 3 lakh students given Albendazole tablets in city

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 3.5 lakh students and children in the city were fed deworming Albendazole tablets today as per National Deworming Day drive for students in the age group of 1 to 19.

1 held for attack on LPU student

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

Phagwara: The police arrested one person allegedly involved in attack and snatching a laptop from a student of Lovely Professional University (LPU) on Monday, while his accomplice managed to escape.

Girl bitten by dog

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

PHAGWARA: A twelve-year-old minor girl was reportedly bitten by a dog in Banga on Monday.

Learn methods of soil health at early stage: Expert

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Nirlep Singh Rai, Chief General Manager (CGM), National Fertilisers Limited (NFL), visited Lovely Professional University (LPU) today.

RCF Kapurthala walk away with trophyJARNAIL SINGH MEMORIAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

RCF Kapurthala walk away with trophy

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The 17th state-level Olympian Jarnail Singh Memorial Football Tournament, being organised by Olympian Jarnail Singh Memorial Tournament Committee concluded at Babbar Akali Memorial Khalsa College here today.

Int’l conference on mathematics, science kicks off

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

MAHILPUR: A two-day international conference on the ongoing research in mathematics, science and computers commenced at Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Mahilpur.

Magnetic performances mark shobha yatraMAHA SHIVRATRI CELEBRATIONS

Magnetic performances mark shobha yatra

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A shobha yatra to mark ‘Maha Shivratri’ was taken out here today.

Government teachers end dharna

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The government Teachers Union Punjab ended its fortnight-long dharna and strike which began from February 5, here today after assurances from the District Education Officer (DEO), (primary) that their demands including release of pending salaries shall be met soon.

Mobile app to help state become greener

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

LUDHIANA: To encourage people of the state to grow more trees and plants, the state government is going to launch a mobile app that will facilitate people to get plants from government nurseries with ease.

City-based professor makes it to Limca Book of Records

City-based professor makes it to Limca Book of Records

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A city-based professor got his name featured in the Limca Book of Records in the field of human memory by making two records together.

END OF CCE EVALUATION GRADING SYSTEM

Students, teachers a confused lot

13 Feb 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: By ending the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) grading system, the CBSE has put Class X students and the teachers in a state of confusion.

Sick of MC apathy, traders turn stinking dump into green haven

Sick of MC apathy, traders turn stinking dump into green haven

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: A place which looked like a living hell with garbage strewn all across the road and scavengers and stray dogs taking their fill day and night at the point has now been transformed into a haven, making it pleasing to the eyes.

CAMPUS NOTES

Swami Sant Dass remembered

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Swami Sant Dass Public School, Phagwara, celebrated the 108th birth anniversary of Swami Sant Dass. An inter-house ‘shabad gayan’ competition was conducted on the occasion.

BRIEFS

Jewellery, cash stolen

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

Phagwara: The house of Surjit Singh was reportedly burgled at Ravi Dass Nagar on Saturday night.

State-level job fair from Feb 20

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

NAWANSHAHR: The state government will organise second state-level job fair from Feb 20 to March 8 at different places.

RCF Kapurthala sail into final

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

GARHSHANKAR (HOSHIARPUR): The semifinal matches of the 17th state level Olympian Jarnail Singh Memorial Football tournament, organised by the Olympian Jarnail Singh Memorial Tournament Committee at Babbar Akali Memorial Khalsa College Garhshankar were played today.

National Lok Adalats settle 780 cases

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

PHAGWARA: As many as 780 cases were disposed of by the National Lok Adalats held at Kapurthala, Phagwara and Sultanpur Lodhi yesterday.

Seminar for infertility specialists

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: The Continued Medical Education (CME) was held by the Punjab chapter of the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR) at a local hospital here today.

Congress opposes GST on langar

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: The Congress today condemned the GST being imposed on products used in the langar being served at the Golden Temple.

Judicious mixture of art on display

Judicious mixture of art on display

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR:Around 35 amateurs and professional artists, along with 45 college students, 10 senior class students and 10 junior class students of Class V and Class VIII of the city have displayed their work in the form paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and portraits at the five-day art exhibition which was commenced on February 9 here at the Virsa Vihar.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE

Admn to hold workshops in district

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: In a bid to create awareness against the sexual harassment of women at workplace, the Jalandhar administration has decided to organise district, sub-division and block-level workshops across the district.

Dust, smoke blamed for pollution in city

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: As the city has been rated among the most polluted cities in the state, accounting for more than 200 points in air quality index everyday, a serious concern has arisen here on the parameters that are adulterating the city’s air.

Power supply to six Sewa Kendras snapped

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

PHAGWARA: Though the state government has decided to close Sewa Kendras, but no formal orders have been issued in this regard so far.

MID-DAY MEAL

Maintenance of registers to stop from Mar 1

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Though the Municipal Corporation’s (MC) cleanliness wing claims that there are more than 5,000 downloads of the Swachhata App in the city, a survey conducted by The Tribune reflects another story.

Traffic to be diverted on routes of shobha yatra

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

JALANDHAR: In order to regulate traffic in a better manner during the proposed Shobha Yatra to mark the festival of Maha Shivratri in the city on Monday, (February 12), the Jalandhar Commissionerate of Police has decided to divert traffic at 22 points on the route of the shobha yatra.

Lack of popularity hits Swacchata App

Lack of popularity hits Swacchata App

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 AM

Jalandhar: Though the Municipal Corporation’s (MC) cleanliness wing claims that there are more than 5,000 downloads of the Swachhata App in the city, a survey conducted by The Tribune reflects another story. It shows that residents were not informed that the App could help to make their surroundings clean within 24 hours of the complaint lodged, as per the MC claims.

BRIEFLY

Ticketless travellers penalised

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

PHAGWARA: Special Railway Magistrate Rajpaul and checking officials of the Northern Railway, officials of the Railway Protection Force, headed by HP Singh, conducted a check in the incoming and outgoing mail and passenger trains here on Friday.

Shivratri shobha yatra taken out

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

PHAGWARA: A shobha yatra to mark Maha Shivratri was taken out here today. The yatra was organised by members of the Shiv Sena. It commenced from the old Shiva Temple, Sarai Road and passed through various places.

BJP slams MP Sunil Jakhar for not speaking about farmer suicides

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

PHAGWARA: Slamming PPCC president and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar for his attack on the Prime Minister and the BJP-led Union Government, BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh has asked Jakhar why did he not utter a single word regarding farmers who committed suicides in Punjab.

Employment bureau releases weekly calendar in Nawanshahr

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Amit Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, released the weekly calendar of the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises for the provision of services in five days of week here yesterday.

Plan career in time: EC Commissioner to students

Plan career in time: EC Commissioner to students

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

JALANDHAR: Sunil Arora, Election Commissioner of India, and an alumnus of the DAV College visited his Alma meter here today. He said, “Education system must have an organic relationship with job and entrepreneurship to open new vistas of employment for the youth.”

Valentine fervour grips city, personalised gifts in demand

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

JALANDHAR: Valentine’s Day fever is in the air as the city seems to be pulsating with excitement and activity in anticipation for the day. But white, not red seems to be the colour for the occasion this year except in choice for heart-shaped soft toys.

CM to dedicate second phase on March 6JANG-E-AZADI MEMORIAL

CM to dedicate second phase on March 6

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

KARTARPUR (JALANDHAR): Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will dedicate the second phase of the Jang-e-Azadi memorial to the nation on March 6.

2,460 cases disposed ofNATIONAL LOK ADALAT

2,460 cases disposed of

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

JALANDHAR: A total of 2,460 cases were disposed of during the National Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) at the District Judicial Complex here today.

DGP for more women participation in force

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

JALANDHAR: Hardeep Singh Dhillon, Director-General of Police (DGP), Law and Order, yesterday said the good work by women officers in the police department would become the trendsetter for enhancing their participation in the force both at the national and state level.

Cautionary note for areas with old pipeline networkJAUNDICE DEATH

Cautionary note for areas with old pipeline network

11 Feb 2018 | 1:49 AM

JALANDHAR: While contaminated water supply in the Bhagat Singh Nagar area near Model Town here recently claimed the life of a person in the district, the MC sprung into action days after the death, instructing action against officials, who now fail to plug similar leaks or prevent contaminated water supply in various areas of the city.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
MC ELECTIONS

494 candidates left in the fray

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: As many as 494 candidates are in the fray for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections, after 253 persons withdrew their candidature today. All candidates were also given poll symbols. Friday was the day of withdrawal of nominations and allotment of symbols. Ward No. 31 has 17 candidates (maximum) in the fray.

Six SAD-B rebels shown the door

Six SAD-B rebels shown the door

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: Acting tough against party workers who have defied the high command by filing nomination papers as independents, the SAD-B leadership expelled six of them from its primary membership.

Setback for AAP as its 7 candidates not contesting

Setback for AAP as its 7 candidates not contesting

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) got a major setback ahead of the Municipal Corporation poll, as its candidates in seven wards either did not file nominations or withdrew their papers.

Resorting to hazardous parking? Beware!

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

Taking strict action against people resorting to hazardous parking, the city police have started registering daily FIRs against such persons.

Lessons for teachers & parentsTESTING TIMES PART-III

Lessons for teachers & parents

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

As parents and caregivers, we want the best for our wards and with more focus on kids in nuclear families, we tend to bend backwards over to smoothen their path, be it in school or at home.

FIRST PERSON

overcome the fear of ‘failure’

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

As I brace for the Class XII Board exams, my mind goes to thousands of students who will be appearing for their first major examination of life.

PM interacts with studentsPARIKSHA PE CHARCHA

PM interacts with students

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: City-based schools organised a live telecast of ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium.

Fraternity in shock after Nathowal teacher commits suicide

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: The faculty at Nathowal-based Government Senior Secondary School, which was in news for a Dalit girl’s rape case recently, is in shock after a security vocational teacher committed suicide on Wednesday.

Deepak Sharma elected unopposed as councillor

Deepak Sharma elected unopposed as councillor

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

AHMEDGARH: Deepak Sharma was appointed unopposed as the councillor from Ward Number 5 of the Ahmedgarh Municipal Council here today.

Candidates must remain honest: Belan Brigade

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: The Belan Brigade has demanded for the coming MC polls that no candidates should be allowed to distribute liquor or use money as a kickback to fascinate voters.

Will vote for candidate who feels our pain: ResidentsDIRTY WATER

Will vote for candidate who feels our pain: Residents

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: Learning no lessons from outbreaks of water-borne diseases in different parts of the city, the outgoing House of the Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed to make adequate arrangements of safe drinking water for residents.

We expect fair, transparent MC election, says Sampla

We expect fair, transparent MC election, says Sampla

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: The president of the state BJP unit, Vijay Sampla, today said he and his party expected fair and transparent Municipal Corporation (MC) elections in the city on February 24.

SAI Centre shortlists 97 players in trials

SAI Centre shortlists 97 players in trials

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: A total 97 players (boys and girls) were shortlisted during the selection trials conducted by the local branch of Sports Authority of India (SAI) Training Centre under the talented players (12 to 18 years) residential and day-boarding schemes.

SNIPPETS

Fuel supply stopped for MC vehicles

17 Feb 2018 | 12:44 AM

JASPREET:Ludhiana: As the Municipal Corporation is struggling to improve its financial condition, the fuel stations have stopped supply to MC vehicles once again.

Punjab men secure silver medal, eves bag bronze32ND SENIOR NATIONAL BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Punjab men secure silver medal, eves bag bronze

16 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

LUDHIANA: Men’s contingent from Punjab bagged the second position, whereas their counterparts (women) bagged the third position in the 32nd Senior National Baseball Championship held at Bhilai in Chhattisgarh from February 8 to 13.

Railways to restore cancelled, partially cancelled trains

16 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

LUDHIANA:Northern Railways have announced the restoration of trains, which were cancelled, partially cancelled, run with reduced frequency or diverted from February 1 during foggy weather to ensure the safe operation of trains.