Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Admn yet to decide location, rent for firecracker market

Admn yet to decide location, rent for firecracker market

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Five days after conducting a draw of lots for setting up a temporary firecracker market ahead of Diwali, the district administration is yet to provide location and announce the rent amount to winners of the draw.

Ahead of Diwali, residents told to prefer home-made sweets

Ahead of Diwali, residents told to prefer home-made sweets

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department, in an advisory, has asked city residents to prefer home-made sweets to those sold in the market.

Gurpurb of Guru Ram Das celebrated with devotion

Gurpurb of Guru Ram Das celebrated with devotion

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: A sea of devotees on Tuesday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple to celebrate the Gurpurb of Sri Guru Ram Das, Sikhs’ fourth Guru and founder of Amritsar.

Man duped of on pretext of insurance bonus, two booked

Man duped of on pretext of insurance bonus, two booked

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have booked Delhi-based two swindlers, including a woman, for duping a local resident of Rs 25,782 on the pretext of bonus offer of Rs 1 lakh on his insurance policy.

Travel agent booked on fraud charge

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

TARN TARAN: The Patti Sadar police have booked a travel agent for duping a man of Rs 21 lakh on the pretext of sending his son abroad.

14-year-old boy hangs himself

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

TARN TARAN: Gurdit Singh (14), a Class VII student of Thatha village school, committed suicide under mysterious circumstances at his home in Adda Chabal, 16 km from here, on Tuesday.

15K teachers awarded for 100 per cent results

15K teachers awarded for 100 per cent results

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

TARN TARAN: The Punjab Education Department has decided to start classes in government smart schools.

Punjab Natshala celebrates 485th Parkash Utsav of Guru Ram Das

Punjab Natshala celebrates 485th Parkash Utsav of Guru Ram Das

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Natshala on Tuesday hosted a special evening celebrating the 442nd foundation day of Amritsar and 485th Parkash Utsav of Guru Ram Das.

Paddy lifting picks up pace

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Paddy procurement in the district grain markets has picked up pace as over 91,000 tonnes of paddy has been procured by different government agencies so far.

5-yr-old alleges corporal punishment

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: A five-year-old boy studying at Shree Vinayak Nishulk Paathshala, a school for underprivileged, was allegedly beaten up by teacher on Monday.

Left parties condemn Centre’s move on Article 370

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Left parties held a conference at Company Bagh to condemn the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir by the BJP-led Union Government on Tuesday.

IN BRIEF

Two booked for immigration fraud

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

Amritsar: The police have booked two persons for duping a person of Rs 3.2 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. The suspects have been identified as Pankaj Khokhar, resident of Gali Mandir Wali Gilwali Gate and Ashu.

Devotees throng nagar kirtan ahead of Gurpurb

Devotees throng nagar kirtan ahead of Gurpurb

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: A sea of devotees took part in a nagar kirtan taken out on the eve of birth anniversary of fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, who is the founder of the holy city, on Monday.

Two-day free medical camp

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

Amritsar: Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd in collaboration with the district administration will organise a two-day free medical camp for people with disabilities from October 15 to 16.

Nijjar is NRI dept hony coordinator

Nijjar is NRI dept hony coordinator

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

Amritsar: The state government has appointed vice-president of the Guru Nanak Dev University Alumni Association Manjit Singh Nijjar, who is also the director of Gobbler Boats Ltd, UK, has been appointed as an honorary coordinator of the Department of NRI Affairs.

4 car-borne men steal batteries

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

TARN TARAN: Four car-borne miscreants stole two battery sets from the mobile phone tower at Dilawalpur village,15 km from here, last midnight.

Police martyrs’ week begins today

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 121 policemen from Amritsar have attained martyrdom in the past especially during heydays of terrorism in Punjab.

Event dwells on stress mgmt through yoga

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar on ‘Stress Management: Role of Yoga and Meditation’ was organised jointly by the Physical Education Department of DAV College, Amritsar, and Akhil Bhartiya Santmat Satsang (ABSS) at DAV College here on Monday.

Seminar on BARC outreach programme

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The placement department of the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) organised a seminar on “BARC Outreach Programme”.

Restrictions in Kashmir valley hit city traders

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The trade between the Kashmir valley and holy city was hit following restrictions imposed by the Centre on telecommunication services.

Sweets being prepared in unhygienic conditions seized

Sweets being prepared in unhygienic conditions seized

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The food wing of the district Health Department on Monday seized a huge quantity of ‘petha’ and ‘son papdi’ being manufactured in unhygienic conditions from an unlicensed manufacturing unit in Bharat Nagar area.

Ambarsarias still hold on to old nomenclature

Ambarsarias still hold on to old nomenclature

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: As the community in general and ‘Ambarsarias’ in particular remember the founder of their city, the fourth Sikh Master, Guru Ram Das on his 485th birth anniversary on Tuesday, it is interesting to note that the street pattern and the nomenclature of old city, to a great extent, remains the same as was in the initial years of its foundation 442 years ago.

BRIEFLY

Pensioners seek DA arrears

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

Amritsar: The police have booked Amrik Singh of Bandala village for allegedly preparing two fake passports.

All is not well in dist CongTARN TARAN DIARY

All is not well in dist Cong

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

Individual conflicts among top leaders of the ruling Congress party are going to cause a great loss to the party, besides ruining the image of the state government.

Two women among four booked on fraud charge

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked four persons, including two women, for allegedly stealing and defrauding a family.

Two banks asked to refund Rs 40,000, pay compensation

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed two banks to refund Rs40,000 to a local resident, along with litigation expenses and compensation, as the amount was deducted from complainant’s account but not credited to his father’s account in other bank.

‘Boni tries to regain lost ground’

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A group of journalists invited by former SAD MLA Amarpal Singh Boni to cover illegal mining in his area had a horrific time when villagers attacked his cavalcade while it was on its way back from Ballarwal village.

Register e-rickshaws to avoid action: RTA

Register e-rickshaws to avoid action: RTA

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: In a significant move, the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has asked drivers and owners of e-rickshaw to register their vehicles.

Bhagwan Valmiki’s Pargat Divas celebrated

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Pargat Divas of Bhagwan Valmiki was on Sunday celebrated with religious fervor and devotion.

PBMS to add 14 buses to its fleet

PBMS to add 14 buses to its fleet

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Bus Metro Society (PBMS) is going to add 14 more buses on Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) lane to improve the frequency of metro buses from Wednesday.

Ajnala family claims death due to dengue, Health Dept to probe

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Family members of another woman patient from Ajnala have reported her death due to dengue.

Kidnapped youth returns, police hunt for suspects

Kidnapped youth returns, police hunt for suspects

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Davinder Singh, who was kidnapped by gangsters on Friday, was released after being in illegal detention and suffering torture for over 48 hours.

IN BRIEF

Train service to remain affected

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

Amritsar: Train services between Amritsar-Haridwar and Dehradun will remain suspended from October 13 to October 22 due to undergoing non-interlocking work at Haridwar-Luxar section.

Purse snatched from woman in Tarn Taran

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

TARN TARAN: Two motorcycle-born miscreants snatched a purse from a woman on the Goindwal Sahib road on Saturday.

CROP RESIDUE MGMT

Apply for machines till Oct 20: Agriculture Dept

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Agriculture Department has asked the farmers to apply for the machinery required for alternative management of crop residue after the Centre has extended the date for it to October 20.

Majha House to host first ever children literary fest on Nov 2-3

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Majha House will host the first ever Children’s Book Festival on November 2 and 3 here.

Farmers, labourers discuss agricultural issues

Farmers, labourers discuss agricultural issues

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmers and agricultural labourers held a joint meeting at Chajjalwadi village near here under the banner of Kirti Kisan Union on Saturday.

Putlighar blast: Police await forensic report

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The special investigating team (SIT) probing into the explosion that took two lives and left several injured in Luv Kush Nagar in Putlighar area, here September 23 evening, has been awaiting the forensic report in order to proceed further in the case.

Finance and Marketing Conclave concludes at IIM

Finance and Marketing Conclave concludes at IIM

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, conducted its third annual finance and marketing conclave ‘Pariprekshya-19’ on Saturday.

Trust organises march to create awareness on climate change

Trust organises march to create awareness on climate change

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Uday Care Trust, a non-profit organisation, took out a march from the Town Hall to Golden Temple over climate change.

Awareness workshop for teachers

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A one-day capacity building workshop was conducted for teachers on the topic, ‘Happy classrooms’, under the aegis of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), by Bhavan’s SL Public School on Saturday.

City buses should operate on non-BRTS routes: NGO

City buses should operate on non-BRTS routes: NGO

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 60 buses of the city bus service, which are lying off road for the last two years, would be handed over to Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC).

A successful software developer with a passion for singing

A successful software developer with a passion for singing

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A software developer settled in New York and native of Gaggomahal village near here, Jimmy Mahal is all set to release his fifth Punjabi track.

10 new dengue cases in four days, count reaches 60

10 new dengue cases in four days, count reaches 60

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Just when the Health Department officials were claiming that the dengue season was about to end as the virus gets weak with the fall in temperature, the number of dengue cases has unusually witnessed a sudden spurt.

GURU NANAK DEV'S 550TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Now, diaspora to enjoy multiple connectivity options to travel

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Direct flights from various countries to Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport will accommodate more visitors for the 550th year celebrations.

Witness in murder case kidnapped

Witness in murder case kidnapped

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth was allegedly kidnapped by accomplices of notorious gangster Gurpreet Singh, alias, Gopi Mahal from Chogawan area here, yesterday morning.

Yuvraj Singh keen on giving back to society

Yuvraj Singh keen on giving back to society

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A recipient of Padma Shri, cricketer Yuvraj Singh is enjoying his retired life and is keen on giving back to society through his cricket centre and philanthropic activities.

BRIEFLY

Dhaliwal flays aujla’s statement

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: AAP president (Majha Zone) Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal has condemned the statement of MP Gurjit Aujla for raising demand for declaring Guru Nanak Dev University as Central University.

CAMPUS NOTES

Guru Nanak’s philosophy highlighted

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

As part of its year-long programmes dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Khalsa College Governing Council has prepared an hour-long light and sound programme ‘Noor Diyan Paidan’, depicting life and teachings of the founder of Sikh order.

AAP MLA urged to take up property rights issue

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The Minority and Public Welfare Organisation has urged AAP MLA Baljinder Kaur to raise the question of property rights for denotified tribes and other castes in Punjab Assembly.

Spring Dale chess player in big league

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Bhavesh Mahajan, a budding chess master from Spring Dale Senior School, ‘checkmated’ several of his international rivals to bag trophies, cash prizes, and the international title of ‘Candidate Master’ in various international events.

Two snatchings reported in city, police remain clueless

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Two unknown motorcycle-borne persons snatched a mobile phone and cash to the tune of Rs 9,500 at gunpoint in the Ranjit Avenue area here Thursday evening.

Violation of Sikh ‘rehat maryada’ in Tarn Taran

Violation of Sikh ‘rehat maryada’ in Tarn Taran

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

TARN TARAN: The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satikar Committee, Punjab, has highlighted violation of Sikh ‘rahat maryada’ (code of conduct ) at a local house in Chaunk Bhan Singh where residents of the house were neither performing Parkash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib nor were doing Sukhasan (closing tradition) at night.

MC removes encroachments to realise Smart City dream

MC removes encroachments to realise Smart City dream

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation Amritsar removed kiosks and encroachments from Khajana Gate to Sultanwind Chowk under Facade Improvement Project of Smart City.

Partition Museum inks MoU with Manchester counterpart

Partition Museum inks MoU with Manchester counterpart

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The Partition Museum, set up by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust, and the Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) forging a partnership to work together over the next five years.

Youth injured in firing, 5 booked

Youth injured in firing, 5 booked

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: An old enmity took an ugly turn here on Thursday evening when a group of armed persons attacked several youth who were playing kabaddi at Dhardeo village ground.

Work on Fatehgarh Churian road widening at snail’s pace

Work on Fatehgarh Churian road widening at snail’s pace

12 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The government had decided to widen the Fatehgarh Churian road, one of the major roads leading to Dera Baba Nanak, before the 550-year birth celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, but due to a delay in approval for shifting electric poles and axing trees, work on the project is going on at a slow pace.

Beginning of an occidental romance

Beginning of an occidental romance

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The period between 1830 and 1855 saw a unique and notable movement in the Western art, a fascination with the Sikh community that became the source of some of the rarest and creatively significant works by eminent artists.

BRIEFLY

Man booked on rape charge

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The Beas police have booked a man for allegedly raping a Class IV employee of Rayya Municipality house on the pretext of marrying her.

Students urged to link present with the past

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: As part of an awareness programme of INTACH Heritage Education and Communication Services, Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage, Punjab Chapter, organised a state-level Heritage Quiz at Springdale Senior Secondary School on Thursday.

Mediterranean delights for Punjabi palate at food fest

Mediterranean delights for Punjabi palate at food fest

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: A crossover between popular Mediterranean flavours and Indian techniques, the Mediterranean Food Festival by Fairfield Marriot brings something fresh on the table for the foodies this festive season.

‘Friends, social circle can stop suicides’

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day event being organised to mark World Mental Health Day was inaugurated at the OPD of the Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences here on Thursday.

Lisa talks about writer in her

Lisa talks about writer in her

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Actor Lisa Ray believes in respecting and making most of her time. “Its precious reminder that nothing lasts forever,” she shared while launching a new range of designer watches that she endorses as a brand ambassador.

Mediterranean delights for Punjabi palate at food fest

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: A crossover between popular Mediterranean flavours and Indian techniques, the Mediterranean Food Festival by Fairfield Marriot brings something fresh on the table for the foodies this festive season.

Irregularities at auto workshop of civic body, alleges RTI activist

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: RTI activist and president of the Punjab Ekta Party Suresh Sharma alleged embezzlement at the Municipal Corporation’s auto workshop here on Thursday.

Only 10 vendors get licences to sell firecrackers

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: A total of 10 persons were issued licences to sell retail firecrackers in a draw of lots conducted by the district administration at Bachat Bhawan here on Thursday.

Land dispute: 11 booked in firing case at Saidpur village

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: A land dispute turned ugly when a group of armed persons barged into a house and started firing at Saidpur village here on Wednesday evening.

Two injured in firing at Tarn Taran village

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

TARN TARAN: Two persons were injured in a firing incident at Dugalwala village, 12 km from here, on Wednesday night. The incident took place over a controversy related to stealing of two precious pet dogs of rare breed.

Not getting MSP for produce, allege farmers

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the state government had claimed to have initiated procurement of paddy in October 1, the local farmers are a harried lot as they complained that no officials of procurement agencies visited markets.

AITUC to launch protest for not releasing Babbu

AITUC to launch protest for not releasing Babbu

11 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Thursday decided to launch an agitation against the police after they allegedly failed to release Baldev Singh Babbu, general secretary of the All Private Transport Workers Union.

BRIEFLY

Complaint against MC Councillor

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A local RTI activist has filed a complaint against a local MC councillor with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the Principal Secretary, Local Bodies Department, and the Director, Vigilance, by accusing him of being hand in glove with MTP officials in allowing the construction of 10 illegal buildings in the Hall bazaar area.

Noor Diyan Paidan highlights teachings of Guru Nanak Dev

Noor Diyan Paidan highlights teachings of Guru Nanak Dev

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Naam Japo, Kirt Kaaro, Vand Chak, the principles of life that Guru Nanak Dev gave to the world, were highlighted through a grand, visual stage presentation by the artistes at Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary School on the bypass road.

‘Develop quality digital contents to spur e-learning’

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-week workshop on ‘Flipped learning and ICT-enabled teaching and learning’ is being organised at the Department of Education of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).

Rally creates awareness on ill-effects of stubble burning

Rally creates awareness on ill-effects of stubble burning

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A rally against stubble burning was organised by NSS unit II volunteers of Guru Nanak Dev University. It covered more than 20 villages under Chogawan block of Amritsar District to create awareness among farmers on effect of burning stubble.

Roads around Golden Temple cleared of encroachments

Roads around Golden Temple cleared of encroachments

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: In wake of the festival season, the estate wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) conducted a major anti-encroachment drive on roads around Golden Temple on Wednesday.

Over 21,000 challaned this year by traffic cops

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 21,044 persons were challaned by the police in the current year and over Rs 1.07 crore was collected as fine from them by the police.

No urinals, abusive messages dot city walls to dissuade users

No urinals, abusive messages dot city walls to dissuade users

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The entire length and breadth of Putlighar area, one of biggest, busiest and popular market area, does not have a single urinal. In absence of these, warnings and derogatory remarks to dissuade people from urinating alongside walls and open places galore in the area.

Valmikis block chowk over ‘defamation’

Valmikis block chowk over ‘defamation’

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Valmiki community and Adidharam Samaj Adarsh, a religious and social organisation, on Wednesday held a protest at Valmiki Chowk in Putlighar.

Minor girl raped, woman among 3 booked

Minor girl raped, woman among 3 booked

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a married person here on Saturday. The police have booked the prime accused’s wife along with two other persons in the case.

No registration, three travel agents booked

No registration, three travel agents booked

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after district administration asking travel agencies to get themselves mandatorily registered under the Punjab Travels Professional Regulation Act, many travel agencies seem to bother a little about it.

Cop among 2 killed in road mishaps

Cop among 2 killed in road mishaps

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Two persons were killed in separate road mishaps in rural areas here on Monday. A resident of Ballewal village, Harpreet Singh (43), along with his son Kuljinder Singh, was returning home after paying obeisance at a religious shrine.

Rs 50/kg, teary onion goes off complimentary salad menu

Rs 50/kg, teary onion goes off complimentary salad menu

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The complimentary serving of onion salad at dhabas and restaurants in the city has become a thing of the past, with the price of onion hovering around Rs 50 per kg.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
PRTC staff lay siege to bus stand

PRTC staff lay siege to bus stand

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Unhappy over the termination of drivers’ contract, members of the PRTC AITUC Union staged a protest and blocked the main gates of the bus stand and the workshop here on Tuesday.

HARVESTING SEASON BLUES

Overloaded vehicles pose threat on roads

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

MUKTSAR: It is again the crop harvesting season and the state government is trying hard to keep a check on stubble-burning incidents. However, it seems that no attention has been paid to check the overloading of tractor-trailer laden with crop residue.

Mansa farmer shows the way with diversification

Mansa farmer shows the way with diversification

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

MANSA: Harbhajan Singh, a farmer from Malapur Khiala village in Mansa district, is an epitome of diversification in the agriculture sector.

Barnala DC meets farmers who manage the stubble

Barnala DC meets farmers who manage the stubble

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BARNALA: To get direct feedback from farmers about their needs to manage stubble without burning it, Barnala Deputy Commissioner Tej Partap Singh Phoolka visited various villages on Tuesday.

Use paddy straw to generate electricity: DC

Use paddy straw to generate electricity: DC

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

FARIDKOT: Faridkot Deputy Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj has urged the farmers to refrain from burning stubble. He asked them to take their paddy straw to the biomass power generation plant at Sedha Singh Wala village in Jaito subdivision.

Festive season fails to bring cheer to traders

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: The local business houses and sellers are missing the feel-good factor ahead of the festive season owing to the low customer turnout.

Teachers protest non-payment of CPF arrears

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Bathinda unit of DAV Colleges Retired Teachers’ Association, Punjab, on Tuesday organised a silent protest at the office of Principal DAV College, Bathinda, against the DAV College Managing Committee (DCMC) over the non-payment of arrears of Contributory Pension Fund (CPF).

Youth fest winners honoured at Rajindra College

Youth fest winners honoured at Rajindra College

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Government Rajindra College, who performed well at the regional youth festival, were honoured by the college at a function on Tuesday.

Students take part in collage-making contest

Students take part in collage-making contest

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: A ‘Collage making’ and ‘Innovation in selfie on students’ life’ event was organiseed at the University School of Business Studies (USBS), Punjabi University Guru Kashi Campus, Talwandi Sabo, on Tuesday.

Mansa lift handball trophy

Mansa lift handball trophy

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: The 65th Punjab State School Handball (U-14 boys’ and girls’) games concluded on a high note at Multi-Purpose Sports Stadium in Bathinda on Tuesday.

BRIEFLY

16,000-litre ‘lahan’ destroyed

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

MUKTSAR: The Kabarwala police on Monday destroyed nearly 16,000-litre ''lahan'' at Kattianwali village. The police said they had received a tip-off that some persons were preparing hooch along a canal in the village.

Shoeshiner makes it to Indian Idol, all set for the big stage

Shoeshiner makes it to Indian Idol, all set for the big stage

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Remember iconic Bollywood flick Deewar starring Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay? Who wouldn’t? In it, there’s a quite popular scene, wherein small Vijay, working as a shoeshiner alongside the road, refuses to accept a coin thrown at him by one of the antagonists’ associates, Jaichand, for his services.

Assault: SAD leader bookedBRIEFLY

Assault: SAD leader booked

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

MUKTSAR: The Gidderbaha police have booked a SAD leader, who is also a former president of the Truck Operators’ Union, along with some other persons, in an assault case.

Handball: Ferozepur thrash Hoshiarpur 17-2

Handball: Ferozepur thrash Hoshiarpur 17-2

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Players delivered emphatic performances on Day 2 of handball matches being played as a part of state-level games at Multi-Purpose Stadium in the city.

Dharna for activist’s release enters Day 15

Dharna for activist’s release enters Day 15

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Seeking pardon to farmer activist Manjeet Singh Dhaner, the indefinite dharna by various unions entered its 15th day outside the Barnala jail on Monday.

Saudagar portrays deep rot of drugs in society at theatre fest

Saudagar portrays deep rot of drugs in society at theatre fest

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Artistes vividly portrayed the problem of drugs and how it has affected youth of the state in a play, Saudagar, staged on the final day of the Natyam National Theatre Festival at Balwant Gargi Theatre, Rose Garden, on Monday evening.

Parents of Class XII student allege ‘wrong’ evaluation

Parents of Class XII student allege ‘wrong’ evaluation

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: The parents of a Class XII student on Monday raised suspicion over checking of his physical education exam by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). They said their ward was given less marks than what he deserved in the exam.

Sarb Agro dupes 200 of Rs 25 crore, MD booked

Sarb Agro dupes 200 of Rs 25 crore, MD booked

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Sarb Agro Company has duped around 200 persons of Rs 25 crore on the pretext of investment in mushroom products in the region. They lured people to invest in their company by promising them high interest on their money by holding meetings in city hotels.

Mansa police bust gang making duplicate phone batteries, chargers

Mansa police bust gang making duplicate phone batteries, chargers

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police on Monday claimed to have busted a gang involved in making fake mobile phone batteries and supplying it to the market by pasting stickers of renowned branded companies.

Police crackdown on spa, massage centres

Police crackdown on spa, massage centres

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Taking a tough stance against spa-cum-massage centres, the police launched a crackdown on centres operating in the city. These have been closed following police action a few days ago. Some of the centres were indulging in flesh trade.

Modernisation will change scenarioOPEN HOUSE: HOW TO IMPROVE FACILITIES, SECURITY AT RAILWAY STATION?

Modernisation will change scenario

14 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

One feels good to note the improvements seen by the Bathinda railway station in the recent past. Facilities of parking, escalators, better platforms and food stalls have changed the railway station.

City doc selected to review guidelines on hypertension

City doc selected to review guidelines on hypertension

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Association of Physicians of India (Malwa branch) congratulated Dr Vitull K Gupta, consultant physician, Kishori Ram Hospital, for being chosen to review the Indian Guidelines on Hypertension 2019 - IV.

Experts dwell on symptoms, treatment of TB at seminar

Experts dwell on symptoms, treatment of TB at seminar

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: An awareness seminar on the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) was organised at Adesh Medical College and Hospital here.

‘Aadhe Adhure’ brings alive bitterness of married life

‘Aadhe Adhure’ brings alive bitterness of married life

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Artistes brilliantly portrayed the changing dynamics of a married life in contemporary times in a play, ‘Aadhe Adhure’, staged at Balwant Gargi Theatre, Rose Garden, on the 10th day of National Natyam theatre Festival on Saturday evening.

Minor pregnant rape victim admitted to hospital, againTHE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Minor pregnant rape victim admitted to hospital, again

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Following a news report published in Bathinda Tribune recently wherein the mother of a minor pregnant rape victim (16) had alleged that her daughter did not get proper treatment at Women and Children Hospital, a wing of the Civil Hospital, the girl has been admitted to the hospital again.

Panel to probe ‘favouritism’ in sports selections

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

FARIDKOT: Amid allegations of favouritism in the selection of students for sports events in government schools, the Education Department has constituted a three-member inquiry-cum-grievances redressal committee to look into the charges.

Police raid eating joint to arrest owner in assault case

Police raid eating joint to arrest owner in assault case

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: The police have conducted a raid on Shree Shyam Vaishnu Dhaba to arrest its owner and three persons. However, the police failed to find them.

Ring Road will be game changer for city traffic

Ring Road will be game changer for city traffic

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ring Road project at Patel Nagar near the Bathinda-Barnala highway on Sunday. The project worth Rs 95 crore will decongest traffic on city roads to some extent and help commuters reach Mansa Road from Barnala Road in little time.

Sangrur win handball tourney

Sangrur win handball tourney

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: The handball team of Sangrur emerged the winner of the state-level games at the Multipurpose stadium here on Saturday.

Case against three for ‘links’ with CPI (Maoist) withdrawn

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: The police have withdrawn a case registered against three persons for their alleged association with the CPI (Maoist) and on suspicion that they might disturb peace in the state.

Kanoi village farmer motivates others to shun stubble burning

Kanoi village farmer motivates others to shun stubble burning

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

SANGRUR: Joga Singh Toor, a young farmer from Kanoi village, has not burnt paddy stubble on his all 11 acres for the past five years.

‘Do Vardiya’ highlights better side of police force in society

‘Do Vardiya’ highlights better side of police force in society

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: A play, ‘Do Vardiya’, was staged at Balwant Gargi Theatre on the ninth day of Natyam National Theatre Festival on Friday.

Constable Veerpal Kaur does state proud, again

Constable Veerpal Kaur does state proud, again

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

MALOUT: Constable Veerpal Kaur, who won five medals in the recently held World police and Fire Games at Chengdu in China, on Friday again brought laurels to the state by winning a silver medal in the 400 m hurdles of the women event at the 59th Open National Athletics Championship at Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Gang of cellphone snatchers busted, two land in police net

Gang of cellphone snatchers busted, two land in police net

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: The police on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of mobile snatchers with the arrest of two persons.

State told to minimise axing of trees to widen highway

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

FARIDKOT: The Environment Ministry, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi, has asked the Principal Secretary (Forests), Punjab, to consider some suggestions of an NGO, which has suggested the authorities to minimise the axing of trees during the widening of the Bathinda-Dabwali Road, NH 54.

VB initiates probe into LED streetlight scam

VB initiates probe into LED streetlight scam

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

BATHINDA: The Vigilance Bureau has started a probe into a scam of LED streetlights at Goniana Mandi in the district. The LED lights were installed by the Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) in the Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency during the SAD-BJP regime in 2011-12.

Debt-ridden farmer ends lifeBRIEFLY

Debt-ridden farmer ends life

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

BATHINDA: A debt-ridden farmer from Maiserkhana village on Friday committed suicide by jumping in front of a train near an underbrigde at the Maiserkhana railway station.

Bathinda edge past Mansa 4-3HANDBALL

Bathinda edge past Mansa 4-3

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

BATHINDA: Handball players from all across the state delivered emphatic performances during the state-level games here on Friday.

TSPL goes green for clean environment

TSPL goes green for clean environment

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

BATHINDA: Reaffirming its commitment towards a green and clean environment, Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL) organised a plantation drive on the premises.

Workshop discusses mental, physical health

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

BATHINDA: Girl students of Classes XI and XII attended a workshop on mental health and other associated issues faced by young girls to mark Mental Health Day.

Budding wrestlers hone skills under his tutelage

Budding wrestlers hone skills under his tutelage

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

BATHINDA: Wrestler Gurlal Singh (39) from Aklia Kalan village has been nurturing the skills of budding wrestlers of different villages.

IELTS centres in Malout sans fire safety certificate

IELTS centres in Malout sans fire safety certificate

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

MALOUT: Most IELTS centres in the town are throwing the fire safety norms to the wind. For instance, of the total 15 IELTS centres, just one centre has so far got the mandatory fire safety certificate from the Municipal Council.

Samman Wali Daang portrays farm crisis

Samman Wali Daang portrays farm crisis

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

BATHINDA: Artistes highlighted agrarian crisis in a play, ‘Samman Wali Daang’, on the eighth day of National Natyam Theatre Festival at Balwant Gargi Theatre, Rose Garden, on Thursday evening.

Work on Ring Road I begins tomorrow: DC

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner B Srinivasan on Friday said work on Ring Road I would start on October 13. He said Finance Minister Manpreet Badal would be present on the occasion.

Appoint data entry operators on poll duty: Teachers

Appoint data entry operators on poll duty: Teachers

12 Oct 2019 | 7:58 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding appointment of data entry operators for technical work during the election duty, teachers under the banner of the BLO Teachers’ Taalmel Committee staged a protest at Children Park here on Friday.

Robbery case: Two in police netIN BRIEF

Robbery case: Two in police net

11 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

Faridkot: The police on Thursday said they have arrested two persons who were involved in the robbery at a currency exchange shop in Kotkapura town around two weeks ago.

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

270 patients examined at medical camp

11 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

SANGRUR: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) organised a medical camp at the local branch of Pingalwara Charitable Trust on Thursday.

Elopement case: Victim’s mother accuses police of inaction

Elopement case: Victim’s mother accuses police of inaction

11 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

BATHINDA: The mother of a teenaged girl, who had allegedly eloped with a man around two months ago, has accused the police of inaction on her complaints.

Baba Farid College students shine in zonal youth fest, lok mela

Baba Farid College students shine in zonal youth fest, lok mela

11 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Baba Farid College won numerous positions in the zonal youth festival and lok mela of Punjabi University held at Regional Polytechnic College, Behman Diwana, recently.

4,709 get jobs during Sept fairs in district

11 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

BATHINDA: A number of youngsters have got jobs under the home-based employment campaign by the state government, which was organised in the district recently.

Patloon throws light on society’s economic divide

Patloon throws light on society’s economic divide

11 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

BATHINDA: Artistes hooked the audience with their brilliant performance in a play, ‘Patloon’, on the seventh day of National Natyam Theatre Festival at Balwant Gargi Theatre in Rose Garden on Thursday evening.

Man kills nephew over family feud at Teona village

Man kills nephew over family feud at Teona village

11 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

BATHINDA: Following a family feud, a man allegedly shot dead his nephew with his licensed gun at Teona village on Wednesday evening.

Gang of vehicle lifters busted, 7 held

Gang of vehicle lifters busted, 7 held

11 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

BATHINDA: The CIA-II staff on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle lifters with the arrested of seven persons.

Contractual employees block highway, demand regular jobs

Contractual employees block highway, demand regular jobs

11 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Theka Mulazam Sangharsh Morcha on Thursday staged a protest and took out a protest march in the city.

Man booked for Rs 3-lakh fraudBRIEFLY

Man booked for Rs 3-lakh fraud

10 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked a man for allegedly duping two persons of Rs 3.50 lakh on the pretext of providing them a job in the Punjab Police. The suspect has been identified Jasvir Singh, a resident of Nehiawala village.

Wushu championship from tomorrow

Wushu championship from tomorrow

10 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab State Wushu Championship will be organised in the city from October 11 to 13. Members of the District Wushu Association disclosed this during a press conference at Bathinda Press Club on Wednesday.

Two-wheeler PCR patrolling begins again in Muktsar dist

10 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

MUKTSAR: The Muktsar police on Wednesday resumed their two-wheeler police control room (PCR) patrolling service. According to the police, cops will now reach the crime spot within five minutes in all three sub-divisional towns of the district.

Physiotherapy unit resumes functioning after over a year

Physiotherapy unit resumes functioning after over a year

10 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

BATHINDA: The physiotherapy unit at the Civil Hospital, which was locked for over a year, has finally started functioning after the appointment of a physiotherapist.

Popcorn depicts pain of materialistic lifestyle

Popcorn depicts pain of materialistic lifestyle

10 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

BATHINDA: Artistes vividly highlighted the plight of a materialistic lifestyle and its toll on the lives of people in a play, ‘Popcorn’, staged at the Balwant Gargi Open Air theatre on the sixth day of National Natyam Theatre Festival here on Wednesday.

Refrain from setting crop residue on fire, Faridkot MP appeals to farmers

Refrain from setting crop residue on fire, Faridkot MP appeals to farmers

10 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

BATHINDA: Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, members of the BKU Sidhupur said the government must facilitate better management of paddy straw otherwise farmers would be left with no alternative, but to burn it.

Govt must provide better mgmt of paddy straw, says BKU Sidhupur

Govt must provide better mgmt of paddy straw, says BKU Sidhupur

10 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

BATHINDA: Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, members of the BKU Sidhupur said the government must facilitate better management of paddy straw otherwise farmers would be left with no alternative, but to burn it.

24 firecracker traders get licences after draw of lots

24 firecracker traders get licences after draw of lots

10 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

FARIDKOT: The district administration on Wednesday conducted a draw of lots to award temporary licences to 24 traders for the sale of firecrackers.

Mansa admn initiates steps to take on stubble burning

Mansa admn initiates steps to take on stubble burning

10 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

BATHINDA: To prevent paddy stubble-burning in Mansa, the district has been divided into clusters and nodal officers have been deputed. All the nodal officers will partner up with their police counterparts to check the burning of paddy-stubble in Mansa.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Chandigarh residents play cop to battle traffic blues in city

Chandigarh residents play cop to battle traffic blues in city

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Witnessing the rising traffic chaos in the city, a group of city residents, which met through Facebook, has volunteered to offer its services to regulate the traffic.

India, China need each other for growth, world peace: Dalai Lama

India, China need each other for growth, world peace: Dalai Lama

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

MOHALI: “India and China need each other for growth and world peace,” said the Dalai Lama on the Chandigarh University campus where the Global Spiritual Leader Award was conferred on him by the university.

40 fail to segregate waste, challaned

40 fail to segregate waste, challaned

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the Municipal Corporation (MC) is yet to set its own house in order, its officials today challaned 40 residents, who did not segregate waste at source, and a door-to-door garbage collector for collecting mixed waste.

Security up at HC over ‘bomb threat’

Security up at HC over ‘bomb threat’

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police are on high alert following a threat of attack on the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Punjab Secretariat.

In trouble? Don’t panic, use button

In trouble? Don’t panic, use button

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration has made it mandatory for all passenger vehicles to install the panic button and the vehicle tracking device.

Underage couples who tie knot have right to protection, says HC

Underage couples who tie knot have right to protection, says HC

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: A bride who ties the knot with an underage groom will not part ways with their fundamental right to seek protection of life and liberty, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled.

Jaypee plant disputes MC claim on sending segregated waste

Jaypee plant disputes MC claim on sending segregated waste

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Jaypee plant authorities today disputed the MC claim that it was sending segregated waste for processing.

Snake sparks panic in Phase 7

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

MOHALI: Panic gripped residents of a locality in Phase 7 after a nearly 1.5-metre-long snake was spotted here last night.

In death, Nawanshahr man gives new lease of life to 3

In death, Nawanshahr man gives new lease of life to 3

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:There cannot be anything more heroic and inspirational than the benevolent gesture of organ donation as shown by by the family of donor Mohinder Pal.

Final arguments in Akansh Sen murder case conclude

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Final arguments in the Akansh Sen murder case concluded in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Rajeev Goyal here today.

Motorcyclist hit by car, dies

Motorcyclist hit by car, dies

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: A motorcyclist was killed after being reportedly hit by an unidentified car in Sector 26.

Woman hurt as men try to snatch bag

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 48-year-old woman was injured as she resisted the attempt of three men to rob her of her handbag at Mani Majra here yesterday.

Schools can use discarded items to grow vegetables

Schools can use discarded items to grow vegetables

16 Oct 2019 | 6:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Of the 114 government schools in the city, at least 30 schools have been found feasible to develop school nutrition garden.

Athletics meet held

Athletics meet held

16 Oct 2019 | 6:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A junior athletics meet was held at the Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh.

Double delight for Congress candidate Chander MohanHARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

Double delight for Congress candidate Chander Mohan

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

PANCHKULA: Chander Mohan, Congress candidate from the Panchkula Assembly constituency, got a major boost after Independent candidate Gurtej Singh announced to withdraw in his favour.

Adopt Ayushman Bharat scheme, NITI Aayog member asks private hospitals

Adopt Ayushman Bharat scheme, NITI Aayog member asks private hospitals

16 Oct 2019 | 6:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Inviting private hospitals to adopt Ayushman Bharat scheme, NITI Aayog member Vinod K Paul said the government has revised rates of 270 health packages under the scheme, some even up to Rs 50,000, in consonance with the interest of stakeholders.

Give your 100% to make Chaudhary victorious, says Congress leader

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

PANCHKULA: Vijay Bansal, who was seeking the Congress ticket from Kalka, today urged his supporters to give their 100 per cent to make party candidate Pradeep Chaudhary victorious.

Orientation event for anganwadi workers held

16 Oct 2019 | 6:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Oral Health Sciences Centre (OHSC), PGIMER, with support from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, and the Department of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Chandigarh, organised an orientation programme for anganwadi workers on Tuesday.

BSP nominee attacked in Ambala Cantt, injured

BSP nominee attacked in Ambala Cantt, injured

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

AMBALA: BSP candidate from Ambala Cantonment Rajesh Chanaliya and his driver were allegedly attacked by some unidentified persons with sharp weapons near Ward No.

BJP candidate goes all out to woo voters, highlights achievementsCAMPAIGN TRAIL

BJP candidate goes all out to woo voters, highlights achievements

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

PANCHKULA: With a fleet of sports utility vehicles (SUVs), BJP’s nominee from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta leaves his house in Sector 17 here around 10:30 am for his campaign trail on Tuesday.

Class IV staff hold shirtless protest

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

MOHALI:Members of the Class IV Employees Association (Education Department) today took out a shirtless protest in front of the DPI office at Phase 8 here.

Ex-student leader’s murder: Charges framed

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today framed charges against seven persons in the murder case of a 24-year-old former student leader of DAV College.

Pharma-doc nexus continues at Govt Rajindra Hospital

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:The alleged nexus between government doctors and pharmaceuticals companies has once again come to the fore at the Government Rajindra Hospital.

School games: High drama over venue change

School games: High drama over venue change

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:Change of venue of the District Roller Skating School Games at the last minute led to high drama here today.

Punjabi varsity asst prof bags project on moths

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:An assistant professor at the Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences at Punjabi University has bagged a research project on moths to update their taxonomic status (naming, defining and classification) from Indian Himalayas.

Backlash over cattle deaths, Dist Admn refutes claims

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:The district administration and the Municipal Corporation (MC) continue to receive backlash over deaths of cattle sent to cow shelters from the city and other places allegedly due to lack of cattle feed and other facilities.

Tribune School eye twin titles

Tribune School eye twin titles

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayushi continued her impressive run as Tribune Model School, Sector 29, beat New Public School, Sector 18, 1-0 to set up the title clash with Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, on the second day of the 4th Tribune Trust Football Tournament here today.

Strawberry Fields beat Manav Mangal cagers

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Strawberry Fields School, Sector 26, defeated Manav Mangal School, Mohali, 14-5 in a girls’ U-14 match of the ongoing Bhagwant Singh Memorial Basketball Trophy here today.

Fight breaks out in CGA ahead of GFI elections

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the world governing body for gymnastics (FIG) asking the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) to get its electoral college approved for the November 5 elections by the Indian Olympic Association, a war of words has erupted between the two factions of the Chandigarh Gymnastics Association over the claim for the IOA affiliation.

WHAT OUR READERS SAY

N-choe becoming breeding ground for mosquitoes

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

N-choe passing through residential area of Phase-9, Mohali, which was once life-line of the city because its flora and fauna, has now become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

DPS, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

DPS, Chandigarh

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

OAKRIDGE INTERNATIONAL:Students of Class XI enacted ‘Hasya vyangya - A parody of life’ on the occasion of their annual prize distribution ceremony.

Two held with heroin, vialsIN BRIEF

Two held with heroin, vials

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

Kharar: Two persons have been arrested after 15 gm of heroin and 30 intoxicant injections were recovered from them.

Youths create ruckus at Purab Apartments

Youths create ruckus at Purab Apartments

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

MOHALI: High drama was witnessed at Purab Premium Apartments in Sector 88 here last night after four youths, said to be in an inebriated condition, created ruckus and thrashed the complex’s security guard here.

High cost shatters housing dreams

High cost shatters housing dreams

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The exorbitant prices of flats have dashed the hopes of many employees, who have decided to opt out of the housing scheme launched in 2008. Sources said at least 50 employees had applied for a refund of the earnest money deposited for the scheme.

Modi College wins boxing c’ship

Modi College wins boxing c’ship

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:The Multani Mal Modi College won the Inter-College Men Boxing Championship on Monday.

Tanishka shoots three gold medalsBRIEFLY

Tanishka shoots three gold medals

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

Chandigarh: Tanishka Sareen (in pic), a student of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, won three gold medals in the recently concluded inter-school archery championship.

CBSE C’SHIP

Twin titles for SD School cagers

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts PML SD Public School, Sector 32, and Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, won the boys’ and girls’ titles respectively in the CBSE Cluster XVII Basketball Tournament here today.

CBSE zonal meet: P’kula skaters bag 18 gold medals

CBSE zonal meet: P’kula skaters bag 18 gold medals

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA:City skaters bagged a rich haul of 43 medals, including 18 gold and an equal number of silver medals, in the CBSE North Zone Skating Championship, which was held at Saffron City School, Fatehgarh Sahib, from October 11-13.

Tribune girls off to a winning start

Tribune girls off to a winning start

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayushi scored a double as Tribune Model School girls registered a 4-3 win over Sri Guru Harkrishan Model Senior Secondary School in their opening match of The Tribune Trust Football Tournament here today.

BRIEFLY

GMCH guard honoured

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

Chandigarh: Prof BS Chavan, Director-Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, gave a cash prize of Rs 5,000 to security guard Sukhbir Singh for meritorious services rendered by him on October 11 and 12.

Photo exhibition on Gandhi’s life

Photo exhibition on Gandhi’s life

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:The Punjabi University has organised a four-day photo exhibition on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his works to mark his 150th birth anniversary.

Gupta woos voters in villages

Gupta woos voters in villages

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: Approval of grants by the Khattar-led government in the past five years helped in completing pending works in villages, said BJP candidate from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta while on his campaign trail on Monday.

Vij faces challenge from two women in Ambala Cantonment

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMBALA: In Ambala Cantonment constituency, it is two women first-timers, the Congress candidate, Venu Aggarwal, and the former All India Mahila Congress general secretary and now an Independent candidate, Chitra Sarwara, who are challenging five-time MLA Anil Vij in the Assembly election.

Special parking for lawyers if voted to power, says Chander Mohan

Special parking for lawyers if voted to power, says Chander Mohan

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: The Congress candidate from the Panchkula Assembly segment, Chander Mohan, said if voted to power, he would create special parking for lawyers at the district courts.

Notice issued against Chander Mohan

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: The returning officer for Panchkula Vidhan Sabha seat and SDM, Sushil Kumar, has issued a show-cause notice against Congress candidate Chander Mohan for taking out a procession without permission on October 13 in Barwala block.

Bhag Singh’s case to come up for hearing 3 days before polls

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bhag Singh’s case will come up for hearing just three days before the Assembly elections in Haryana.

Poll scene hots up with online battle among P’kula candidates

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: With availability of cheapest data, the country has witnessed a considerable rise in social media users in last few years.

Two incidents of theft reported

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:The city police have registered two cases of theft that occurred at different houses in the city.

Jail inmate booked for jumping parole

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala police have registered a case against a jail inmate under the Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners Act for violating parole conditions.

Improvement Trust officials, dwellers trade barbs during encroachment drive

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:High drama prevailed at a house in the Sri Chand Colony in Sundar Nagar, when a team of Improvement Trust officials reached the site during an encroachment drive.

Woman hangs self to death

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 35-year-old woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house on Monday.

Drive against adulteration begins

Drive against adulteration begins

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA: The festival season has started, but the Health Department’s pace in collecting the food samples has been slow. Till now, the Health Department has collected only 24 food samples, including 11 samples collected today, despite the fact that that Diwali festival is just a fortnight away.

Plea seeking live-in relationship of man, sister-in-law dismissed

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to accord its approval to live-in relationship of a man with his sister-in-law, while his wife was living at her parental home looking after her two minor children.

4 booked for assaulting woman

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: The Raipur Rani police have booked four persons for assaulting a woman after she asked them to not to throw garbage in a vacant plot owned by the village panchayat of Baagwali.

Missing city boy found in Delhi

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

NEW DELHI: An eleven-year-old boy, who had been missing from his village in Chandigarh for nearly four months, was found at a shelter home in Lajpat Nagar in Delhi and reunited with his family, the police said on Monday.

Ball now in Chief Architect’s court

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The MC Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner and the SSP, at a meeting held today, decided to send the matter of granting permission for setting up stalls in the festive season to the UT Chief Architect.

24 get notice for not paying EDC

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

MOHALI: Initiating action against defaulters in paying external development charges (EDC) and licence fee to the tune of Rs 263 crore, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) issued notices to the managements of 24 mega projects here.

Pay arrears to IB officer: CAT to Home Ministry

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to give promotion benefits and pay arrears to Rakesh Mohan Gupta, Section Officer, Intelligence Bureau (IB), within two weeks.

High Court no to a fair price shop for kin of sarpanches

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: In an extraordinary order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has barred the family and close relations of sitting sarpanches or panches of a gram panchayat in Ambala district from getting a fair price shop allocated.

Sweets’ samples taken from four shops in Ambala

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMBALA: A team of the Food and Drugs Administration, led by designated food safety officer Subhash Chander, seized sweets samples from four sweet shops in Ambala City on Monday.

PGI doctor elected Fellow of medical sciences academy

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Sandeep Bansal, Additional Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, PGI, has been elected as Fellow by the National Academy of Medical Sciences (FNAMS) this year.

Woman seeks aid for husband’s treatment

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dalwinder Singh (37), a resident of Ram Darbar, has been diagnosed with kidney failure and is undergoing treatment at the GMCH-32 since last year.

Rags-to-riches dream costs everything

Rags-to-riches dream costs everything

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The four-day CSNA Theatre Festival-2019 organised by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi opened with the staging of a musical play, ‘Khwaahish’, by Satvik Art Society at Tagore Theatre today.

Homoeopathy intern 2nd in e-poster competition

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Rimi Srivastava, an intern at Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, got the second prize in the e-poster competition held at the 17th annual conference of the Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology on documentation and legal issues in medical and dental practices at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here today.

Educationists bat for outcome-based learningPRINCIPALS’ MEET

Educationists bat for outcome-based learning

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Tribune Group of Newspapers, in collaboration with Chandigarh University, organised a principals’ meet here today at The Lalit Chandigarh to deliberate on ‘Outcome-based education: Student-centric focus for future readiness’.

Toddler crushed  to death by bus

Toddler crushed to death by bus

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A year and a half-old boy was crushed to death by a private school bus here this morning.

Four auto-borne robbers assault man, loot Rs4.25L

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

MOHALI: Four auto-rickshaw-borne unidentified miscreants allegedly looted around Rs 4.

Mid-day meal tickles the taste buds, attendance up

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Adding the ingredient of taste to the mid-day meal has turned out to be a perfect recipe for improving attendance of students in anganwadi centres.

City’s air quality going down

City’s air quality going down

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The air quality of the city has started showing a sign of deterioration. From satisfactory last night, the air quality index (AQI) has almost touched the poor level this evening.

Segregate or pay up

Segregate or pay up

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the Municipal Corporation (MC) is ‘unprepared’ for its waste segregation project, it has decided to challan collectors as well as residents found not keeping dry and wet waste separately from Tuesday.

N-choe turns dumping ground for debris

N-choe turns dumping ground for debris

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: After sewage, the N-choe has started facing another challenge. The choe has become a dumping ground for malba (waste construction material). In the absence of any checks by the authorities concerned, some residents and contractors have started throwing malba into the choe.

WHAT OUR READERS SAY

Diwali awaits bashing from liberals and seculars

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

The much anticipated festival of Diwali is only about two weeks away and the celebrations are on full swing.

Former Panchkula Mayor campaigns for son

Former Panchkula Mayor campaigns for son

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:“Some leaders say that their doors are open for 24 hours, but I promise that people do not need to come to my door instead my son will visit them to solve their problems.

UT woman constable among 4 of family held

UT woman constable among 4 of family held

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police today arrested four members of a family, including a UT woman constable, under preventive measures.

Husband, in-laws booked for dowry

Husband, in-laws booked for dowry

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:A 28-year-old woman has filed a complaint of dowry harassment with Pinjore police against her husband and in-laws.

PU raising objection on promotion of 31 teachers, alleges PUTA

PU raising objection on promotion of 31 teachers, alleges PUTA

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has alleged that the Panjab University Auditor has objected to the promotion of 31 assistant professors and associate professors of the university, who had applied following old regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Swiggy boy hit by Merc, dies

Swiggy boy hit by Merc, dies

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

MOHALI:A 26-year-old motorcycle-borne youth, working as a delivery boy with Swiggy, was killed after being hit by a speeding Mercedes car here today.

Man duped of Rs 6.50 lakh on pretext of job in Macau

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMBALA: A man was duped of Rs 6.50 lakh on the pretext of providing him a job of a helper in Macau. The suspects have been identified as Tek Chand, from Ambala, and Shivani from Kurukshetra, while the victim has been identified as Jasbir Singh, a resident of Kurukshetra.

GMC reels under shortage of faculty

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA:Despite the ongoing recruitment, Government Medical College (GMC), Patiala, is reeling under shortage of faculty members.

Five Rajindra Hospital doctors bag executive posts of PAFMAT

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA:Five doctors of the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology of Government Medical College & Rajindra Hospital Patiala have bagged all major executive body posts of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology (PAFMAT) - for the second successive term.

No CCTV at kiosk, say policeTHEFT AT ATM

No CCTV at kiosk, say police

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA: A day after Rs 12.61 lakh cash was stolen from an OBC ATM, at Chappar village, in Ghanaur block of the district, police investigations revealed that there was no CCTV at the ATM kiosk.

Paste construction plan at site, MC directs builders

Paste construction plan at site, MC directs builders

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA:In view of the construction of illegal buildings and as a measure to control the practice, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur said the owners of under-construction buildings have to paste the construction plan at the site.

PU campus win chess meet, DAV-10 lads bag volleyball championship

PU campus win chess meet, DAV-10 lads bag volleyball championship

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University Campus won the PU Inter-College Chess Championship for women here.

Gurnoor confirms KBDAV title win

Gurnoor confirms KBDAV title win

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:KBDAV Club beat Ryan International Club in the sudden-death to win the State Roller Hockey U-17 Championship at the Sector 10 Skating Rink here.

Akshita, Abhinav win tennis c’ship

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Akshita outplayed Samayra 6-0 to win the girls'' U-12 final on the concluding day of the Lawrebs Tennis Open Tournament, here today.

Sunil, Kalyani win TT singles titles

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sunil Ahuja won the men's singles title on the concluding day of the 32nd Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship for Sardar Gurmeet Singh Grewal Memorial Trophy, at the Sector 50 Sports Complex here.

Vishavjeet shines in Patiala boys’ victory

Vishavjeet shines in Patiala boys’ victory

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vishavjeet scored nine points, while Ratinder and Anupreet added six each to help Shivalik School (Patiala) log a 26-24 win over Guru Gobind School (Mohali) in the ongoing CBSE Cluster XVII Basketball (U-17) Tournament, at PML SD Public School (Sector 32), here.

CBSE FOOTBALL

Kaman excels in Sangrur’s win

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Kaman netted two goals as Golden Global School (Sangrur) registered a 3-0 win over Army Public School on the second day of the CBSE Cluster XVII Football U-19 Tournament, at St Soldier International School (Sector 28) here.

BCCI clears eligibility objection, paves the way for city cricketers

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:BCCI has cleared objections raised on the eligibility of a few UT Cricket Association (UTCA) players to allow them to play in the senior women's T20 tournament.

Delhi bag three points, local boys take one

Delhi bag three points, local boys take one

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Masab Alam claimed a five-wicket haul to help Delhi pull off three points from a draw match against Chandigarh on the last day of the Vijay Merchant Trophy, at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Only false promises, no augmented water supplyOPEN HOUSE: DID RS 300-CR PROJECT INCREASE WATER SUPPLY?

Only false promises, no augmented water supply

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

SS ARORA:Against Chandigarh’s daily need of 110 million gallon (MG) water, the present supply is 87 MG per day.

Exhibition of Gandhian stamps attracts visitors

Exhibition of Gandhian stamps attracts visitors

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA:The two-day district-level Philatelic Exhibition ‘Patiala -2019’ at Harpal Tiwana Centre for Performing Arts on the Gandhian theme concluded today.

Dr Gandhi comes out in support of Swaraj India

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:A former Member of Parliament from Patiala, Dr Dharamvir Gandhi, campaigned for the Swaraj India party candidate, Madhu Anand, in Panchkula today.

No sale of liquor on voting, counting days

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:The sale of liquor will be banned in the city on voting and counting days of Assembly election – October 21 and October 24, respectively.

BJP promoted drugs, goondaism in Kalka: Pradeep Chaudhary

BJP promoted drugs, goondaism in Kalka: Pradeep Chaudhary

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:The people of Kalka Assembly constituency voted the BJP to power in 2014 so that their problems could be solved, but the way saffron party promoted drugs and goonda raj forced the electorate to make up their mind to throw the party out of power.

Tanwar’s supporters throw weight behind BJP aspirant

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMBALA:Supporters of former Congress state chief Ashok Tanwar have shown their inclination towards BJP candidate Rajbir Barara in Mullana Assembly constituency.

Those who harassed people will be taken to task: Chander Mohan

Those who harassed people will be taken to task: Chander Mohan

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:Those who extorted money from poor street vendors and small businessmen during the past five years, would not be spared.

Nadda dwells on Article 370 at ‘intellectual meet’HARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

Nadda dwells on Article 370 at ‘intellectual meet’

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:In his speech during an “intellectual meet” held in the city today, the BJP working president, Jagat Prakash Nadda, focused more on his party’s achievement of abrogation of Article 370.

Over 400 hold candlelight march in city

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Over 400 residents took out a candle march in Sector 47 here this evening to spread the message on forming mohalla committees in all Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) colonies.

Man attacked by neighbour

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Maloya resident was allegedly attacked with a sharp weapon by his neighbour.

State must not only maintain, but also demonstrate transparency

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

A government, any government, needs to be more transparent in its actions, lest the obscurity shrouding its decisions turns itself into a matter of judicial challenge weighing down further the already overloaded scales of justice.

Street light complaints top list of public grievances at MC

Street light complaints top list of public grievances at MC

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

DERA BASSI:Complaints regarding street lights top the list of public grievances that the Dera Bassi Municipal Council has received from January 2019 to September.

MC floats tenders for unipoles

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Like its counterparts Panchkula and Mohali, Chandigarh will soon have unipoles at 24 major points and prominent places for the first time as the Municipal Corporation has floated tenders to set up big advertisement boards.

Annual function organised

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

MOHALI:The Shivalik Public School, Mohali celebrated its annual function and prize distribution day —Symphony-2019 — with fervour.

Chandigarh Naval NCC cadets shine

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cadets from the Chandigarh Naval NCC unit have bagged three gold medals in boat pulling competitions held at the ongoing All India Nau Sainik Camp being held at Visakhapatnam.

Seminar on legacy of Guru Nanak

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University organised a three-day seminar on 'Glorious legacy of Guru Nanak in the era of globalisation'.

Play brings women issues to fore

Play brings women issues to fore

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Khela Natya Sansthan presented an experimental play ‘Kuredne doh’ at the Tagore theatre on Sunday.

ISKCON organises youth festival

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: ISKCON, Chandigarh, organised a youth festival named as “Tarang” in its centre at Sector 36-B, Chandigarh on Sunday.

LPS students bag overall trophy

LPS students bag overall trophy

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

MOHALI:Students of Learning Paths School (LPS), Sector 67, won the overall trophy in the LPS Business Conclave 2019, which concluded on the school premises here.

Decision on allowing stalls in markets today

Decision on allowing stalls in markets today

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Municipal Corporation Commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav will hold a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police on Monday to decide whether to allow putting up stalls in markets during this festival season or not.

Girl reunited with family in Madhya Pradesh after seven years

Girl reunited with family in Madhya Pradesh after seven years

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMBALA:It was an emotional reunion for Asha Sondhiya and her 21-year-old daughter Shallu when both of them met at Mother Teresa Home in Ambala Cantonment after seven years today.

2 drug peddlers end up in police net in Mohali

2 drug peddlers end up in police net in Mohali

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

MOHALI:The crime investigation agency (CIA) wing of the Mohali police arrestedtwo drug peddlers on a charge of carrying 150 banned injections of buprenophine and avil at Mauli village here.

2 miscreants rob driver of auto

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two miscreants who had hired an auto forcibly took away the auto and cash from its driver at Sarangpur.

3 yrs on, scrapped notes find their way into Sec 29 temple

3 yrs on, scrapped notes find their way into Sec 29 temple

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three years after demonetisation, scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes continue to find their way into donation boxes at temples in Chandigarh.

Bill shocker for UT power consumers

Bill shocker for UT power consumers

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Delayed electricity bills have given a jolt to over two lakh consumers in the city, who will have to pay bills for four months within a span of 15 days.

Skill mgmt firm director booked for fraud

Skill mgmt firm director booked for fraud

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA:The local police have booked the director of a Chandigarh-based skill management company and two other persons for duping 400 poor girls on the pretext of providing them skill training for sewing machines.

With 4 new cases, dengue toll 79

With 4 new cases, dengue toll 79

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA:After reporting of four new dengue cases in the last two days, the total count of dengue patients has risen to 79 in the district, this year.

Philately exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi

Philately exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Postal Division today organised a two-day philately exhibition, ‘PATIALAPEX-2019’, on Mahatma Gandhi at Harpal Tiwana Centre for Performing Arts, Nabha Road, here.

Swaraj India for regularisation of illegal colonies

Swaraj India for regularisation of illegal colonies

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: Swaraj India candidate from Panchkula, Madhu Anand, today said if voted to power, she would fight for the regularisation of illegal colonies and slums in Panchkula.

Seminar on gender equality

Seminar on gender equality

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: The Army Institute of Law organised a national seminar on ‘Dynamics of gender equations in the 21st century: Socio-legal perspectives’, here today.

PU’s Dept of Defence gets UGC Rs 2-cr grant

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

Chandigarh: The Department of Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has received a special grant of Rs two crore for the upgradation of the department over a period of five years from the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Students get scholarships

Students get scholarships

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

Chandigarh: Central Placement Cell Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, organised a function today and distributed scholarships for extending financial aid to the needy students given by Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust to 12 students.

PU’s IFSC gets its first NRI student

PU’s IFSC gets its first NRI student

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The NRI seat at Panjab University’s Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology (IFSC) has been filled up for the first time ever, since the inception of the self-financing institute’s first session in 2009-2010.

Woman dupes Sec 56 resident of Rs19K, held

Woman dupes Sec 56 resident of Rs19K, held

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested a 29-year-old woman for duping a number of people on the pretext of selling gold bricks at cheaper price.

5 protesters booked for assaulting cops

5 protesters booked for assaulting cops

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have registered a case against Ranjit Mishra, a Grade IV employee of Government High School, Sector 52, who was recently suspended for creating indiscipline at the school, and four others, also Grade IV employees, for assaulting cops while staging a protest in Sector 17 here on Friday.

Man dies at Sector 16 hospital, kin allege medical negligence

Man dies at Sector 16 hospital, kin allege medical negligence

13 Oct 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Irate family members and relatives of a 36-year-old resident of Ram Darbar, who died at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, here, alleged negligence of doctors for the reason behind his death.

Single-use plastic damages cells: Oncologist

Single-use plastic damages cells: Oncologist

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Single-use plastic gets converted into nanoplastics and causes damage at the cellular level, said Dr Jatin Sarin, an oncology expert, while appreciating the government’s decision to ban single-use plastic.

Scrap dealer’s shop gutted

Scrap dealer’s shop gutted

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: A plastic scrap shop at Mauli Jagran was gutted after a fire broke out there last night.

3 convicted of murder bid, awarded jail

3 convicted of murder bid, awarded jail

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: A local court today awarded five-year imprisonment to a person and four-year term to two others in a 2017 case of attempt to murder.

Man run over by train

Man run over by train

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

DERA BASSI: An unidentified man was killed after being hit by a train on the Ambala-Kalka railway line here today.

City resident dies as truck, Activa collide

City resident dies as truck, Activa collide

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: A scooterist died after being hit by a truck on the Karoran road at Nayagaon here on Friday night.

Thieves cut open ATM, flee with  Rs 12.61 lakh

Thieves cut open ATM, flee with Rs 12.61 lakh

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA: Thieves managed to cut through an ATM of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) at Chappar village in Ghanaur block of the district and made away with Rs 12.61 lakh on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

IN BRIEF

Man held with illegal crackers

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

Kharar: The Kurali Sadar police seized a canter loaded with firecrackers and have arrested its driver. ASI Talwinder Singh had a tip-off about a huge quantity of crackers having been loaded on a canter (PB13-BF-3924) at a godown in Kurali and were being taken to Sangrur.

CBSE FOOTBALL MEET

Ropar boys off to a winning start

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:International Public School, Ropar, registered a 3-1 win over Moti Ram Arya School, Sector 27, in the boys' U-17 category on the opening day of the CBSE Cluster XVII Football Tournament here today.

Aarav beats Rishik, enters 2nd round

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aarav blanked Rishik 4-0 to enter the second round of the combined U-10 category on the opening day of the Lawrebs Tennis Open Tournament here today.

Selection trials for Khelo India from today

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Sports Department will conduct trials to select teams for the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 from October 13 at the Sector 78 Sports Complex in Mohali.

Shishu Niketan cagers triumph

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shishu Niketan School, Sector 43, thrashed AAR Jain School, Dera Bassi, 54-4 in a boys' U-17 category match on the second day of the CBSE Cluster XVII Basketball Tournament here today.

Twin titles for Nishan Academy

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI:Nishan Academy, Muktsar, won girls' U-17 and U-19 titles on the concluding day of the CBSE Volleyball Cluster XVII Championship at Gian Jyoti Global School, here today.

DAV girls win handball meet

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:DAV College, Sector 10, has won the Panjab University Inter-College Handball Championship for Women.

Shubhankar T-3rd on Day 2 of  Italian Open

Shubhankar T-3rd on Day 2 of Italian Open

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

ROME:Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma overcame an up-and-down ride in the closing stages and birdied two of his final three holes to card a 2-under 69 on the second day of the Italian Open.

Chandigarh colts show fightVIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY

Chandigarh colts show fight

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Openers Arnav Bansal and Kabir Kalsi scored unbeaten half-centuries as hosts Chandigarh fought back after Mohammad Saif and Krish Yadav helped Delhi declare their first innings closed at 500/8 on the second and penultimate day of their Vijay Merchant Trophy match here today.

Power sector reforms lopsided: AIPEF

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA:“The revival of the power sector is central to the development of the country, but the lopsided reforms carried out by the Government of India during the last two decades have failed to accelerate the development,” said VK Gupta, a spokesperson of the All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF).

Vaishya, Aggarwal Sabha back BJP candidate

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: BJP candidate from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta today received a shot in the arm after the Vaishnav-Bairagi-Swami Sabha and Vaishya and Aggarwal Sabha here decided to support him.

Blow to Cong, 2 more leaders join BJP

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: In yet another blow to the Congress, two of its leaders, Tarun Bhandari, former chairperson of the Panchkula Municipal Council, and Santosh Sharma, former Congress secretary, Gau Seva Commission, and joined the BJP in presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today.

BJP women leaders begin door-to-door campaign

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: To establish a direct connect with the women voters, the BJP Mahila Morcha today began its door-to-door campaigning in support of the party candidate from Panchkula, Gian Chand Gupta.

Congress focuses on youth, women in vision documentHARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

Congress focuses on youth, women in vision document

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: Congress candidate from Panchkula Chander Mohan today said he envisioned to set up medical and law colleges and a state-of-the-art film city to nurture the creativity of the youth as he released the party’s vision document for the upcoming Assembly elections.

St Soldier, MohaliSCHOOL NOTES

St Soldier, Mohali

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

To acknowledge the role played by grandparents in one’s life, the St Soldier School hosted the Grandparents’ Day Out event at the school auditorium on Saturday.

Act in advance against adulteration of sweetsWHAT OUR READERS SAY

Act in advance against adulteration of sweets

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

As the festival season is on, the sale of spurious sweets is on the rise. The authorities concerned must work proactively rather than waiting for complaints to catch the culprits, who indulge in such malpractices.

Insurance experts dwell on millennials

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: A panel discussion on ‘what the insurance sector has to offer to millennials, was organised at the Management Club, University School of Management (USMS), Rayat Bahra University.

‘Oh phir milegi’ — An ode to Amrita Pritam

‘Oh phir milegi’ — An ode to Amrita Pritam

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Lasya Wow Womania, an all-women music ensemble, offered a tribute to the legend of iconic Punjabi author and poet Amrita Pritam through special programme of musical renditions of Amrita’s ornate poetry in ‘Oh phir milegi’, staged to scant audience under the aegis of Punjab Arts Council at Randhawa auditorium here today.

739 receive degrees at PEC 49th convocation

739 receive degrees at PEC 49th convocation

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Engineering College (Deemed To Be University), Chandigarh, organised its 49th Annual Convocation Ceremony today.

Most wanted criminal held

Most wanted criminal held

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMBALA: The police have arrested a most wanted criminal, Ajay, who was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Jorwal said here on Saturday.

Don’t display Burail Jail at R-Day parade, activist writes to Adviser

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: RK Garg, a city-based RTI activist, has written to the UT Adviser to not to display Burail Jail at the Republic Day parade.

Bumpy rides greet visitors to City Beautiful’s Industrial Area

Bumpy rides greet visitors to City Beautiful’s Industrial Area

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Poor condition of roads in the Industrial Area, Phase 1 and 2, has put lives of motorists at risk.

Boy apprehended for 14-yr-old cousin’s rape

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police apprehended a 15-year-old boy on the charge of raping his 14-year-old cousin, who is found to be seven-month pregnant.

Gunshot fired at Sector 25 house party, man injured

Gunshot fired at Sector 25 house party, man injured

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

Chandigarh: A man suffered a bullet injury as a gunshot was fired during a brawl between two friends at a house party in Sector 25 here on the intervening night of October 11 and 12.

Tragedies fail to keep these 2 soldiers out of action

Tragedies fail to keep these 2 soldiers out of action

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: Major tragedies in their lives might have brought two Army bravehearts on wheelchairs but certainly failed to dampen their spirits as the duo is now eying to make the country proud on the basketball court.

Waste segregation: First day, poor show

Waste segregation: First day, poor show

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The first day of dry and wet waste segregation at source failed to evoke much response from residents.

Transgenders have officials of Jails Dept in a dilemma

Transgenders have officials of Jails Dept in a dilemma

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

PATIALA:Six transgenders had the entire Jail Department on toes hours after a local court sent them to 14-day judicial custody.

PGI-Chd 3rd cleanest Centre-run hospital

PGI-Chd 3rd cleanest Centre-run hospital

12 Oct 2019 | 6:59 AM

NEW DELHI: The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, was again adjudged the cleanest central government hospital followed by JIPMER-Puducherry and PGI-Chandigarh, which took the second and the third ranks in the Kayakalp Awards presented today.

Bees swarm GoAir plane, trigger panic

Bees swarm GoAir plane, trigger panic

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

MOHALI:An Ahmedabad-bound flight got delayed by around 20 minutes after a swarm of bees surrounded the GoAir plane, forcing the airport authorities to delay the boarding of passengers at the international airport here today.

GMCH to start yoga session for patients

GMCH to start yoga session for patients

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) will start a yoga session for patients and their attendants.

Despite advertising, nine pvt schools yet to fill EWS seats

Despite advertising, nine pvt schools yet to fill EWS seats

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:In all, 44 economically weaker section (EWS) seats are lying vacant at nine unaided schools even after advertisement inviting applications for admission in April as per the data released by the Chandigarh Education Department on Friday regarding the status of filled EWS seats under the Right to Education for 2019-20.

Youth found hanging at rented accommodation

Youth found hanging at rented accommodation

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

LALRU:Mystery shrouds the death of a 28-year-old youth who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his rented accommodation in Lalru.

Insurance firm penalised for deficiency in service

Insurance firm penalised for deficiency in service

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed an insurance company to refund Rs 5,450 to a local resident and pay Rs 5,000 for causing mental harassment and Rs 5,000 as litigation cost.

Court grants bail to Lt Gen’s grandson

Court grants bail to Lt Gen’s grandson

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today granted bail to Kanav Partap Hoon (32), grandson of Lt Gen PN Hoon (retd).

CHB demand survey now from Oct 25

CHB demand survey now from Oct 25

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:The CHB has extended the opening date of the demand survey for the self-financing housing scheme comprising 492 flats of different categories in Sector 53.

Man robbed of cash, biker held

Man robbed of cash, biker held

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Sector 25 resident has been arrested for robbing a man of cash and documents last night.

Phone snatcher chased, nabbed at GMCH-32

Phone snatcher chased, nabbed at GMCH-32

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:A youth, who was escaping after snatching a mobile phone from a woman in Sector 32, was chased and nabbed by a security guard of the GMCH in Sector 32 here.

Store supervisor jumps  to death at Punjab Sectt

Store supervisor jumps to death at Punjab Sectt

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:A store supervisor at the Punjab Secretariat, Sector 1, committed suicide by jumping from the secretariat building this morning.

Yogi slams Cong, calls  it a party of the corrupt

Yogi slams Cong, calls it a party of the corrupt

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

KALKA:The Congress has become habitual of indulging in corruption and scams, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said while addressing an election rally in support of BJP candidate from Kalka Latika Sharma here today.

Dairy paneer found unfit for consumption

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

PATIALA:Once again lab reports have confirmed that ‘paneer’ sold across the district is unfit for human consumption.

Two kids suffer burns while bursting crackers

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

PANCHKULA:Two children suffered burn injuries while they were bursting crackers at Maheshpur in Sector 21 here on Thursday.

SAFF U-15 C’SHIP

India crush Bhutan 10-1, enter final

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

THIMPHU:India sailed into the final of the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship after thrashing hosts Bhutan 10-1.

PSB beat CAG Delhi, PNB ground IAF

PSB beat CAG Delhi, PNB ground IAF

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

JALANDHAR:Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) edged out CAG Delhi 5-1 in the 36th Surjit Hockey Tournament at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar today.

Saif, Krish save opening day blues for Delhi

Saif, Krish save opening day blues for Delhi

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mohammad Saif scored a timely century and stitched an unbeaten 191-run stand with wicket-keeper batsman Krish Yadav to help Delhi reach 254 runs after hosts Chandigarh had reduced the visitors to 62/5, on the opening day of their Vijay Merchant Trophy match at the Sector 16 stadium here today.

Ajeetesh, Khalin to tee off in Chandigarh

Ajeetesh, Khalin to tee off in Chandigarh

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:India’s top golfers, including the likes of Khalin Joshi and Ajeetesh Sandhu, will feature in the Take Solutions Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2019, which tees off at the Chandigarh Golf Club here on October 17.

DC Montessori cagers start off with a win

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:DC Montessori School, Mani Majra, registered a 27-9 win over Delhi Public School, Sangrur, in the opening match of the boys’ U-17 category on the inaugural day of the CBSE Cluster XVII Basketball Tournament at PML SD Public School, Sector 32, here today.

Kumble named Kings XI head coach

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

NEW DELHI:Former India skipper Anil Kumble has been appointed as the head coach of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

INTER-SCHOOL C’SHIPS

Anish helps St John’s blank Banyan Tree 4-0

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anish scored a brace as St John’s School, Sector 26, blanked Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, 4-0 in a boys’ U-14 inter-school football tournament match here today.

Ishaque, Arthi finish on a high

Ishaque, Arthi finish on a high

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seeds Ishaque Eqbal and Arthi Muniyan lived up to their reputation as they won their respective final matches to claim the men’s and women’s singles titles on the concluding day of The Tribune State Tennis Championship at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here today.

Celebrations mark Int’l Girl Child Day

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Health Department today celebrated the International Girl Child Day at Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, by sensitising children and general public with a street play enacted by the troupe of Song and Drama Division.

Jainendra Gurukul sacks accountant

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

PANCHKULA:In a new twist to controversy regarding Jainendra Gurukul School, Panchkula, its management here today suspended an accountant for supporting sacked principal and physical training instructor.

Bus ferrying 90 students challaned

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Buses belonging to different schools of the district were challaned by the police for violating the High Court guidelines during a surprise checking here today.

LPS Business Conclave begins

LPS Business Conclave begins

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

MOHALI:The industry – academia partnership must be strengthened.

Khattar plays nationalism card, says Cong sympathises with terrorists

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMBALA:Playing the nationalism card and launching a fierce attack on the Opposition Congress at a poll rally here on Friday late evening, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the Congress sympathises with terrorists and its party president Sonia Gandhi shed tears for militants.

Cong misleading people by making false promises: Gupta

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

PANCHKULA:BJP candidate from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta today called the election manifesto released by the Congress a jumla.

Voters mum on political preferences

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

PANCHKULA:As campaigning heats up for the upcoming Assembly elections in Panchkula and Kalka, a majority of the voters are keeping silent on their preferences.

Restoring peace top priority of Cong: SeljaHARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

Restoring peace top priority of Cong: Selja

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

PANCHKULA:One of the top priorities of the Congress was to restore peace and harmony, which had been shred to pieces by the BJP government across the country and the state, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) president Kumari Selja said while addressing a public meeting in support of Congress candidate Chander Mohan at Sector 16 here today.

EESL inks pact with BSNL

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of four National Public Sector Enterprises under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BSNL (Punjab Telecom Circle), to install 100 public charging stations to boost e-mobility in Punjab.

Offices of UT Administrator, Adviser come under RTI Act

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Now, offices of the Administrator and the UT Adviser have also come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Yamunanagar man arrested for abducting Sub-Divisional Officer

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMBALA:The police have arrested Sultan Ahmed of Yamunanagar for abducting a Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of the Public Health Department last month, officials said here today.

PO lands in police net

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMBALA:The police have arrested a proclaimed offender, Bhajan Lal of Shahzadpur near here, who was wanted in a criminal case registered against him, officials said here on Friday.

In-laws attack man, kin in Panchkula

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

PANCHKULA:A man, along with his family members, was allegedly attacked by his in-laws on October 9.

Cops use water cannons on protesting employees, 3 hurt

Cops use water cannons on protesting employees, 3 hurt

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:At least three employees were injured after the police used water cannons to disperse the protesters moving towards the residence of Member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher.

Ahead of auction, Jeanneret’s letter courts a controversy

Ahead of auction, Jeanneret’s letter courts a controversy

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Tarun Mathur, an architect and son of renowned late architect BP Mathur, has raised questions over the genuineness of the language used by Pierre Jeanneret in a letter being put up for auction in Spain.

Segregate waste from today or cough up fine

Segregate waste from today or cough up fine

12 Oct 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Be ready to pay a penalty ranging from Rs 200 to Rs 10,000 if you fail to segregate waste at your house or commercial establishment from tomorrow.

My conceited lungs in for a shock

My conceited lungs in for a shock

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

Staying in Chandigarh for more than three years now has made me realise the quiet disregard I’ve developed for other cities, mostly of north India, for their sheer lack of basic infrastructure, quality of life and a decent standard of living.

IndiGo’s Ahmedabad flight from October 28

IndiGo’s Ahmedabad flight from October 28

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

MOHALI: IndiGo is all set to start its Chandigarh-Ahmedabad flight from October 28.

‘Blind Walk’ shows the way

‘Blind Walk’ shows the way

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The third edition of ‘Blind Walk’ was organised in the presence of Flying Sikh Milkha Singh to create awareness on eye donation here today.

Dhaba owners, transgenders attack MC team

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PATIALA: Only a day after a team of police officials was attacked by villagers in Bathinda, a similar incident was reported in the city today.

Doctors share concern over breast cancer

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PANCHKULA: With over 1.5 lakh new cases every year breast cancer has taken over cervical cancer as the most common and deadly killer disease of new era. Breast cancer impacts 2.1 million women each year.

UT gives nod to revised zoning planHIGH-END FLATS AT IT PARK

UT gives nod to revised zoning plan

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Architecture Department has given its nod to the revised zoning plan of the government housing project of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (IT Park), paving the way for more flats and better planning of the area.

BRIEFLY

Pratham to lead chandigarh

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

Chandigarh: The UT Cricket Association on Thursday announced a 19-member squad for the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy. The team will be led by Pratham Sodhi. Chandigarh will face Delhi in its campaign opener at the Sector 16 stadium on Friday.

Jhingan ruled out of FIFA WC qualifier against Bangladesh

Jhingan ruled out of FIFA WC qualifier against Bangladesh

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

KOLKATA:Defender Sandesh Jhingan was today ruled out of India’s Group E FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh, scheduled to be played at the Saltlake Stadium here on October 15.

PKL: Steelers go down fighting

PKL: Steelers go down fighting

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Steelers fought hard before going down 33-39 to U Mumba in their Pro Kabaddi League match at Greater Noida today.

BFI secretary rues lack of infra in Chandigarh

BFI secretary rues lack of infra in Chandigarh

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Lack of infrastructure is robbing the city of a chance to host a major basketball championship, feels Chander Mukhi Sharma, general secretary, Basketball Federation of India (BFI).

Shiva nails Akash to win goldBOXING NATIONALS

Shiva nails Akash to win gold

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shiva Thapa (63kg), Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg) and PL Prasad (52kg) clinched a gold medal each in their respective categories on the concluding day of the 4th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championships at Baddi today.

Gurukul, DAV Club paddlers triumph

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gurukul Global Club blanked Champions Club 3-0 to win the boys’ U-18 title in the ongoing 32nd Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship for Sardar Gurmeet Singh Grewal Memorial Trophy here today.

Amanjot to lead women’s T20 squad

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:UT Cricket Association today announced a 15-member squad for the Women Seniors T20 Trophy, scheduled to be held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, from October 14.

Arthi-Kaavya cruise to title

Arthi-Kaavya cruise to title

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Arthi Muniyan and Kaavya Sawhney staved off the challenge from Himanshika Singh and Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa to claim the women’s doubles title on the penultimate day of The Tribune State Tennis Championships at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here today.

BRIEFLY

Mobile phone snatched

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

Chandigarh: Two Activa-borne miscreants snatched a mobile phone from a pedestrian near Sector 31. According to the police, complainant Amarjit, a resident of Mauli Jagran, reported that the miscreants snatched his purse near the Kali Bari light point on October 9.

Is spending lakhs on Ravana effigy worth it?WHAT OUR READERS SAY

Is spending lakhs on Ravana effigy worth it?

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

Country’s tallest Ravana effigy, having a height of 221 feet, costing Rs 50 lakh, went up in flames at Dhanas on Tuesday. While the organisers have proudly claimed that eco-friendly crackers were used, the fact is 50 quintals of metal and 500 bamboo sticks were also used to make the effigy, which held a 55-feet long sword weighing 2.5 quintals.

Man arrested for molesting 10-yr-old girl

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have nabbed a person for molesting a 10-year-old girl.

Man acquitted in drug case

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Fukran (42) has been let off in a drug case after the prosecution failed to prove the allegations levelled against him.

Kalka temple employee held for stealing cash

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have arrested an employee of Kali Mata Temple in Kalka for stealing cash while it was being counted during the recently concluded Navratra festival.

3 arrested with 50-gm heroin

3 arrested with 50-gm heroin

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

MOHALI: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) wing of the Mohali police arrested three drug peddlers for possessing 50 grams of heroin here today.

Sanaur MLA protests delay in completion of overbridge

Sanaur MLA protests delay in completion of overbridge

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PATIALA: Perturbed over regular delays in the completion of an overbridge on Chhoti Nadi, Sanaur MLA Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra today held a dharna at the site.

Serve humanity with empathy, GMCH nursing students told

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The College of Nursing, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), organised its 6th lamp lighting and oath-taking ceremony of BSc Nursing (first-year) students of 2019.

Pharma companies indulging in unfair trade practices, say MRs

Pharma companies indulging in unfair trade practices, say MRs

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Medical representatives (MRs) have alleged that pharmaceutical companies are imposing unbearable workload on them to achieve targets.

Women tenants, 4 accomplices rob landlord’s family at gunpoint

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

AMBALA: Two women, including an aged, who were staying as tenants, along with their four male accomplices, robbed the family of their landlord at gunpoint in broad daylight at Ram Nagar in Ambala City today.

Shifting garbage processing plant topmost priority: Chander Mohan

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PANCHKULA: After becoming an MLA, my priority will be to get the garbage processing plant, being set up at Jheuriwal village, shifted to Bhanu village located on the Haryana-Punjab border.

BJP committed to development, says party candidate from P’kulaHARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

BJP committed to development, says party candidate from P’kula

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PANCHKULA: Leaders from various parities active in the urban as well as rural areas have shown great enthusiasm in joining the BJP seeing development works done by it and the governance policies of the Central and state governments.

Seminar on Guru Nanak’s teachings

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PATIALA: The Punjabi University today organised a national seminar on ‘Guru Nanak’s Teachings: Psychological Insights and Perspective’ to mark the World Mental Health Day.

I-T Dept survey at two hotels

I-T Dept survey at two hotels

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PATIALA:Officials of the Income Tax (I-T) Department conducted a survey of two hotels in the city.

Owners of under-construction building get MC noticeVIOLATION OF BYLAWS

Owners of under-construction building get MC notice

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PATIALA:The Municipal Corporation (MC) has initiated action against an under-construction commercial building at Chandni Chowk for flouting building bylaws.

DC launches app to monitor dengue cases

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PATIALA: The Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, Kumar Amit, today launched the Patiala Dengue Monitoring App (PDMA).

Mohali sees in dengue cases

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

MOHALI: After facing flak for large number of dengue cases reported in September last year the Health Department has been able to control the disease also known as ‘break bone fever’ this year.

Trainee pilot killed in ‘unauthorised flight’: Kharar MLA

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

KHARAR: The local MLA, Kanwar Sandhu, has alleged that the training flight, during which a trainee pilot Amanpreet Kaur from Chajju Majra Colony died, was "unauthorised" and should be thoroughly inquired into.

Baradari Gardens to regain lost grandeur

Baradari Gardens to regain lost grandeur

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PATIALA:In an effort to bring back lost sheen of the famous Baradari Gardens, a project has been chalked out to give a facelift to Patiala’s historic place in a phased manner.

Construction of bridge on Ghaggar hangs fire

Construction of bridge on Ghaggar hangs fire

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PANCHKULA: The construction of bridge connecting Sectors 20-21 and 25-26 across Ghaggar river is being delayed as the Forest Department, Punjab, is yet to give its clearance for the land for the project.

Valuables stolen from three houses in city

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three house thefts have been reported in the city.

Two get jail for carrying heroin

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two city residents have been awarded four-year jail for carrying heroin in a 2017 case.

Youth walks free in minor’s rape case

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court acquitted a youth of the charge of raping a minor girl after the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Now, book railway ticket on app, get 5% cashback

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

AMBALA: Now, booking a train ticket will be a click away with the Ambala Division of the Northern Railways introducing a mobile application, “UTS on Mobile”.

Six years on, rehab colony in Dhanas sans boundary wall

Six years on, rehab colony in Dhanas sans boundary wall

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Construction of a boundary wall of the rehabilitation flats at Dhanas has become an uphill task for the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) as it has failed to start the work in the last more than a year.

KARVA CHAUTH

MC allows setting up mehndi stalls at community centres

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The MC has decided to allow setting up of mehndi stalls on the community centre premises for Karva Chauth from October 15 to 17.

Demolition threat looms over 40,000 CHB housesNEED-BASED CHANGES

Demolition threat looms over 40,000 CHB houses

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Lack of enforcement by officials of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in the past 40 years led to a situation where violations of the building bylaws could be found in over 90 per cent of the CHB houses.

SCHOOL NOTES

New Public School, Chandigarh

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL: The kindergarten wing of New Public School enjoyed the Dasehra celebrations.

Jaskaran ‘Mr Fresher’, Tashi ‘Miss Fresher’

Jaskaran ‘Mr Fresher’, Tashi ‘Miss Fresher’

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:A freshers' party for the students of BA-I was held with pomp and show at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, today.

SLSA holds talk on Mental Health Day

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), in association with Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 organised a training programme for panel lawyers on the provisions of Mental Health Care Act, 2017 in the Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Sector 43.

Law lifeline of any nation: Justice Jain

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

KHARAR: The inauguration ceremony of the third National Moot Court Competition was organised by the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) on the campus of Chandigarh University.

Row over principal’s sacking fails to die down

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PANCHKULA: The controversy over the appointment of Leena Sood as the principal after expelling incumbent Poonam Thakur at the Jainainder Gurukul School has failed to die down as the latter spent the whole night in the school premises.

Fund crunch: Students with poor vision fail to get specs

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:No children with poor vision were distributed spectacles in the session 2018-19, under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) component of centre’s Mid-Day Meal scheme (MDM).

2 killed as car hits motorcycle

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

PANCHKULA: Two persons were killed when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a rashly driven Ertiga car near Khangesra village on the Kot-Mattawala road late last evening.

Inmate of jail tries to sneak in drug, caught

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: An undertrial lodged at Burail Jail was caught while allegedly sneaking 1 gm of heroin into the jail after returning from a court hearing.

Woman held for kidnapping minor girl

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 27-year-old woman has been arrested for kidnapping a minor girl from Mani Majra.

Rs 49-lakh gold haul at airport

Rs 49-lakh gold haul at airport

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 1.283 kg of gold, worth around Rs 49.11 lakh, from a passenger travelling on the Dubai-Chandigarh flight, which landed at the Chandigarh international airport at Mohali around 10.30 am today.

HC clears the air on govt accommodation

HC clears the air on govt accommodation

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that government accommodation as per entitlement cannot be refused to an employee on the grounds that he is already in occupation of an accommodation, albeit of a type lower.

SCO in Sec 17 sealed for building violations

SCO in Sec 17 sealed for building violations

11 Oct 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The enforcement staff of the Estate Office sealed SCO 104-105 in Sector 17 here today for building violations.

CHB starts online payment facility for small flat allottees

CHB starts online payment facility for small flat allottees

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board has introduced an online payment system for small flat allottees.

BJP will win 84 seats, claims Ambala MP

BJP will win 84 seats, claims Ambala MP

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

PANCHKULA: Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and Ambala MP Rattan Lal Kataria today claimed that the BJP would win at least 84 of the total 90 seats in the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.

Powermen to observe 2-hr strike on October 17

Powermen to observe 2-hr strike on October 17

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Electricity employees of Chandigarh under the banner of the UT Powermen Union has decided to observe a two-hour pen down strike in all shifts on October 17 and will further observe gazetted holiday on Diwali also.

Will continue to seek votes on agenda of development, says Chander Mohan

Will continue to seek votes on agenda of development, says Chander Mohan

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

PANCHKULA: “My image is clean as I have not done any injustice to any person during my tenure as Deputy Chief Minister or as an MLA and would always work for the development of Panchkula and for the welfare of people,” said Congress candidate from Panchkula Chander Mohan.

Chased, Gen’s grandson hits PCR vehicle, arrested

Chased, Gen’s grandson hits PCR vehicle, arrested

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 32-year-old motorist, grandson of Lt Gen PN Hoon (retd), a former GOC-in-C of the Western Command, who was allegedly driving under the influence of liquor, has been arrested by the UT police after he reportedly hit a PCR vehicle twice when he was signalled to stop the vehicle, a Hyundai Venue.

Oath-taking marks IAF anniversary

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Several programmes were conducted by the No.3 Base Repair Depot (BRD) here to mark the 87th anniversary of the Indian Air Force.

Throwing caution to the windsWHAT OUR READERS SAY

Throwing caution to the winds

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

Vehicles parked in the ‘no-parking'' zone’ in front of the Deputy Commisioner''s Office in Sector 17, Chandigarh.

Ambala native held with heroinIN BRIEF

Ambala native held with heroin

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

Ambala: The police have arrested Aman Sarwan of Ambala Cantonment and claimed to have recovered 7.5 grams of heroin from him, officials said here on Wednesday.

WRESTLING MEET

Sukhanand college finishes on top

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sant Baba Bhag Singh Memorial Girls College, Sukhanand (Moga), scored 17.

GSC-56 paddlers ease into quarters

GSC-56 paddlers ease into quarters

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government School Club (GSC), Sector 56, blanked Ping Pong Club (B) 3-0 to enter the girls’ U-18 quarterfinals in the 32nd Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship for Sardar Gurmeet Singh Grewal Memorial Trophy, here today.

City boxer Pankaj ousted; Sachin, Shiva enter finalBOXING NATIONALS

City boxer Pankaj ousted; Sachin, Shiva enter final

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh’s Pankaj Chauhan bowed to Ankit Khatana in the men’s 75kg semifinals to crash out of the 4th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championships at Baddi today.

INTER-SCHOOL C’SHIPS

GMSSS-26, GMHS-34 in volleyball final

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 26, beat Tender Heart School, Sector 33, 25-16 25-23 25-10 to set up the title clash with Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 34, in the girls’ U-17 inter-school volleyball tournament here today.

Top seeds Ishaque, Arthi stay on course

Top seeds Ishaque, Arthi stay on course

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Ishaque Eqbal ousted Yash Yadav to march into the men’s singles semifinals in The Tribune State Tennis Championship at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here today.

Controversies die down, pluralism enduresBROAD STROKES

Controversies die down, pluralism endures

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

Durga Puja is known for innovative thinking in designing the puja pandals.

Step by step, bit by bit

Step by step, bit by bit

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

We often keep on complaining about the system being apathetic, things being stuck and incessant suffering because we do not see any improvement.

Miss your fingers running through my hair

Miss your fingers running through my hair

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

When my daughter came for a short vacation from Sydney, I asked her what she missed the most.

Stiff ‘no’ goes a long way to school tough ones

Stiff ‘no’ goes a long way to school tough ones

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

I want it, I want it, I want it!” shouted my elder son, Devank, who is all of 6, throwing full-blown tantrums in the stationary store.

Book authored by ex-prof of Punjabi varsity released

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

New Delhi: A book by former Punjabi University professor V Prakasam on a linguist making sense of his learning through events that happen around him since he began to acquire language was released at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

PUTA asks varsity to release pending amounts

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

PATIALA:The Punjabi University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has started its activities on the Punjabi University campus.

Child trafficking racket busted

Child trafficking racket busted

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

PATIALA:In a major breakthrough, the Patiala police have busted a child trafficking racket with the arrest of seven people, including the grandparents of the missing child.

Govt Rajindra Hospital’s super speciality ward delayed further

Govt Rajindra Hospital’s super speciality ward delayed further

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

PATIALA:The much-awaited Rs 150-crore super specialty centre of the Government Rajindra Hospital, which has already missed several deadlines, will not be functional at least until a month.

Rally marks World Post Day in Ambala

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMBALA: The Department of Posts started its weeklong National Postal Week celebrations with World Post Day here today.

Permitted need-based changes discussed at CHB workshop

Permitted need-based changes discussed at CHB workshop

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) organised a workshop on the permitted need-based changes at the Auditorium Hall, Government Museum & Art Gallery, Sector 10, here, today.

Man held for entering elderly couple’s house

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

MOHALI: The police arrested a person, who, along with his two acquaintances, entered the house of an elderly couple on the pretext of taking a room on rent, here today.

High drama at Nayagaon over dumping garbage along road

High drama at Nayagaon over dumping garbage along road

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

MOHALI: High drama was witnessed at Nayagaon after local residents called up the police over an issue of throwing garbage along the area’s main road and riverbed of the ‘Patiala ki Rao’ by officials of the Nagar Panchayat here today.

2 women among three held for abducting SDO

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMBALA: The district police have arrested two women among three persons for abducting a Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of the Public Health Department last month, officials said here today.

Saint Soldier, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Saint Soldier, Chandigarh

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

Kindergarten students of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28-B, Chandigarh, lifted the winner’s trophy in the Group Folk Dance Competition at the Inter-School Literary Cultural and Art Competition, ‘Blossoming Buds’, organised by New Public School. Around 22 teams participated in the dance competition.

‘Revoke suspension’

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The coordination committee of government and MC employees and workers, UT, raised the demand for revocation of suspension of Ranjit Mishra from the Group-D Employees’ Union under the Education Department.

‘Educating masses vital for sustainable development’

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Punjab and Chandigarh (UT) Regional Branch, organised a regional conference on ‘Good Governance and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’, in collaboration with the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, today.

Folk singer’s album launched

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Latest Punjabi folk album — titled “Nach Nach Pauni Dhamal-2” — of renowned folk singer and dancer Paramjit Singh Sidhu, alias Pammi Bai, was released here today.

Motivational speaker dwells on lifestyle changes

Motivational speaker dwells on lifestyle changes

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: A meditation camp was organised by the Smiles Organisation here today.

High drama at school over appointment of principal in P’kula

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

PANCHKULA: A high drama was witnessed at Jainendra Gurukul Public School in Sector 1 after a spat broke out between the principal and the management of the school over the appointment of new principal.

Internship for BDS students on PU Syndicate agenda

Internship for BDS students on PU Syndicate agenda

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Over 32 issues find a mention in the agenda of Panjab University’s Syndicate meeting, which will be convened on October 16.

NCC cadet honoured

NCC cadet honoured

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh NCC air wing cadet Ankit has been awarded the Chief of Air Staff’s Trophy for her meritorious performance and achievements at the national level.

No detention for Class V, VIII pupils

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students of Classes V and VIII will not be detained in this academic session as the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is yet to approve the rules of the detention policy proposed by the Chandigarh Education Department to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in February this year.

PGI senior urologist awarded

PGI senior urologist awarded

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Prof (Dr) Santosh Kumar, a senior urologist at the PGIMER, has been awarded the Chandigarh Ratan Award-2019, at a function here today.

Two senior Cong leaders from Panchkula join BJPHARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

Two senior Cong leaders from Panchkula join BJP

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

PANCHKULA: Panchkula BJP candidate Gian Chand Gupta today received a shot in the arm after Anjali Bansal, wife of a former Congress MLA, the late DK Bansal, and Haryana Congress vice-president Om Parkash Devinagar joined the BJP along with their supporters.

Except Sec 22 & 17, stalls can be set up across city: Counsel

Except Sec 22 & 17, stalls can be set up across city: Counsel

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The reply of the UT senior standing counsel to the Municipal Corporation has finally paved the way for putting up stalls in various markets, except Sectors 22 and 17, during this festive season.

102 traffic violators challaned

102 traffic violators challaned

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

KHARAR: The traffic police issued challans to over 100 violators here today.

Waste segregation mandatory from October 12

Waste segregation mandatory from October 12

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has made the segregation of solid waste mandatory from October 12.

Dog attack continues to bite 4-year-old

Dog attack continues to bite 4-year-old

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

PANCHKULA: The dog-bite incident continues to haunt four-year-old Ananya, whose face was bitten by a stray dog in July, disfiguring it.

CHB demand survey from Oct 14

CHB demand survey from Oct 14

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is all set to start the demand survey for the self-financing housing scheme, comprising 492 flats of various categories, in Sector 53, Chandigarh.

Industrial Area set to get new name, UT ready with draft

Industrial Area set to get new name, UT ready with draft

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration is all set to change the name of the Industrial Area to Industrial and Business Park.

Green on mind, Admn eyes Vietnam help to replant trees

Green on mind, Admn eyes Vietnam help to replant trees

10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration will seek the help of experts from Vietnam to replant trees which will be uprooted for the Tribune flyover.

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UP, Haryana, Delhi to blame for poor air quality, says EPCA

UP, Haryana, Delhi to blame for poor air quality, says EPCA

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:As stricter anti-air pollution measures kick off from Tuesday, a Supreme Court-mandated green panel has asserted that local sources of pollution in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are the primary reasons for poor air quality that plagues the Capital every winter.

Dutch king, queen visit govt school in North-East Delhi

Dutch king, queen visit govt school in North-East Delhi

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima took a guided tour of a government school in northeast Delhi on Tuesday where students showed them how they have adopted Sustainable Development Goals in their curriculum.

Govt announces fitness fee, GPS charge waiver for taxis

Govt announces fitness fee, GPS charge waiver for taxis

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government on Tuesday announced that it would extend the benefits of no fitness test fee and GPS and SIM charges policy to taxis in the Capital and would also reduce other charges by more than three-fold.

2 held for theft, robbery

2 held for theft, robbery

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police on Tuesday claimed to have cracked eight cases of robbery and theft with the arrest of two men, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 50,000, from southeast Delhi.

Govt to facilitate Sikh pilgrimage to Nankana Sahib

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:The government today decided to extend all its support to facilitate the visit of pilgrims who wish to travel to Nankana Sahib through Kartarpur corridor.

Jamia Islamia student kills self

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:A 22-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia University allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his rented accommodation in South-East Delhi’s Okhla Vihar on Monday, said the police.

Man robbed of Rs 4L, near Metro station

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Four men, who had hid their faces with handkerchiefs and helmets, robbed a businessman of Rs 4 lakh at a busy red light near a Metro station in North-West Delhi after breaking a window of his car with a hammer and threatening him with a gun, said the police on Monday.

4 arrested for dacoity

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Four persons have been arrested by the police in connection with a dacoity they recently committed in Rohini’s Begampur area, officials said on Monday.

GRAP from today as Delhi-NCR  brace for deteriorating air quality

GRAP from today as Delhi-NCR brace for deteriorating air quality

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:The Graded Response Action Plan to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR will come into force on Tuesday, proactively rolling out stricter measures depending on the situation to discourage private vehicles on roads, stop use of diesel generators, close brick kilns and stone crushers.

Gambling racket busted, 58 held

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Fifty-eight people involved in a gambling racket were arrested from a hotel in southwest Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, the police said on Monday.

Cabinet approval to skill university

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Cabinet on Monday gave its approval for a new skill and entrepreneurship development university with an initial capacity of 50,000 students.

Dengue stings:185 cases reported

Dengue stings:185 cases reported

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Cases of dengue have spiked in the Capital with at least 111 of those being reported in the last one week, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this year in Delhi to 467, according to a municipal report released on Monday.

Layer of haze lingers in Delhi as air quality remains ‘poor’

Layer of haze lingers in Delhi as air quality remains ‘poor’

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:A layer of haze lingered over the Capital on Sunday as air quality in several parts of the city plunged to the “very poor” category, days before strict measures to fight air pollution come into force under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

Man beaten to death by wife in Narela

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:A 35-year-old man was beaten to death allegedly by his wife in outer Delhi's Narela following a quarrel over his drinking habits, the police said on Sunday.

Man found dead at Deer Park, 1 held

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:The body of an 18-year-old man, with his limbs tied up, was found inside the Deer Park in Shahdara on Sunday, following which one person was arrested in connection with the killing over monetary dispute, the police said.

Power theft: Over 2K held in last 18 months

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:As a part of crackdown on electricity theft that causes annual losses running into hundreds of crores of rupees, the power distribution companies in Delhi have filed over 5,500 complaints in the last one and half years leading to arrest of more than 2,500 violators.

Will bear expense of Valmiki community students: Kejriwal

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced his government decision to meet the entire expenditure on education of Valmiki community children after class XII while accusing previous governments of keeping Valmiki community bereft of developmental opportunities.

80% crimes involve illegal immigrants in Delhi: Tiwari

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Sunday held illegal immigrants responsible for 80 per cent crimes in the Capital, referring to the incident of chain snatching with PM Narendra Modi’s niece in the city.

Ex-AAP leader Lamba joins Cong

13 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

NEW DELHI:After a month of quitting AAP, former Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba on Saturday joined the Congress in the presence of state in-charge PC Chacko.

Schoolgirl killed as bus hits scooter

13 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

NEW DELHI:A seven-year-old girl was killed when the scooter she was riding pillion on was hit by a Uttar Pradesh Roadways bus in northeast Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar, the police said on Saturday.

Women exempted, pvt CNG to follow odd-even: Kejriwal

Women exempted, pvt CNG to follow odd-even: Kejriwal

13 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Allowing cars driven by women to be exempted from the odd-even scheme, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that private CNG vehicles will need to follow the road rationing scheme starting November 4.

Man sentenced to life for raping 10-year-old

12 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A Delhi court has sentenced a 29-year-old man to life imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old girl, and observed that the society has no sympathy for the victims of sexual assault and they are “kept at a distance”.

British national held at IGI with 5 bullets

12 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A British national was apprehended by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport’s Terminal-3 for allegedly carrying five bullets in his hand baggage, a senior officer said on Friday.

Differently-abled rock the stage

Differently-abled rock the stage

12 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Observing Spinal Cord Injury Day, differently-abled artists and athletes today gave a series of spellbound performances, including wheelchair race with a message that being handicapped is not a limitation in achieving excellence in life.

Delhi’s 2cr people my strength: Kejriwal at C-40 climate summit

Delhi’s 2cr people my strength: Kejriwal at C-40 climate summit

12 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

NEW DELHI:CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday participated in the C-40 Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark through video conferencing and said no plan to tackle climate change could be successful without the support and participation of the people while adding that Delhi’s two crore people were his strength.

STEM education for girls in govt schools

STEM education for girls in govt schools

12 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government is introducing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for girl students in its schools to ensure majority of them opt for the stream and stereotypes like boys for science and girls for humanities are broken.

Court convicts Assembly Speaker for house-trespass

Court convicts Assembly Speaker for house-trespass

12 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel was on Friday convicted by a court here for trespassing the house of a realtor in an East Delhi colony in 2015.

Karol Bagh gets park-and-ride facility

Karol Bagh gets park-and-ride facility

12 Oct 2019 | 7:07 AM

NEW DELHI:A park-and-ride facility was on Thursday started by civic authorities in Karol Bagh market area to facilitate visitors in commuting in the pedestrianised zone, officials said.

Three women held for robbing war veteran in Delhi's Hauz Khas

Three women held for robbing war veteran in Delhi's Hauz Khas

11 Oct 2019 | 4:30 PM

NEW DELHI: Three women were arrested on Friday from south Delhi for allegedly robbing a 1971 war veteran of Rs 40,000 inside an ATM kiosk last week, police said.

Two held for snatching

11 Oct 2019 | 7:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Two men involved in several cases of snatching and theft have been arrested from Delhi’s Seelampur area, the police said on Thursday.

Hit by tempo, two students injured

11 Oct 2019 | 7:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Two students were injured Thursday allegedly after a speeding tempo carrying illicit liquor hit them while they were on their way to school in Northwest Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area, the police said.

4 held for stealing phones

11 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

NEW DELHI:More than 100 stolen mobile phones have been recovered by the police with the arrest of four men in South-East Delhi, officials said on Thursday.

Suicide at Delhi Metro stations: Sep saw 5 cases

Suicide at Delhi Metro stations: Sep saw 5 cases

11 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

NEW DELHI:From young to old, at least eight cases of suicides at Delhi Metro stations have been reported in the past five months, with five of these occurring in September alone.

DCW seeks 7 more days to provide home to Unnao rape victim

DCW seeks 7 more days to provide home to Unnao rape victim

11 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday sought seven days from a city court for providing accommodation to the family of the Unnao rape survivor, who was allegedly raped by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in 2017.

Website, app for rly travellers launched

Website, app for rly travellers launched

11 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

NEW DELHI:Union minister Nityanand Rai launched a website and a mobile application on Thursday to facilitate the railway police in addressing complaints of passengers from across India and crime detection by integrating the criminal database online.

CM to address C-40 Summit through video conference

CM to address C-40 Summit through video conference

11 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address the C-40 Climate Change Summit through a video conference on Friday after the Ministry of External Affairs denied him permission to visit Denmark, a statement said on Thursday.

4.5L traffic challans paid online in 4 months: LG

4.5L traffic challans paid online in 4 months: LG

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

NEW DELHI: Around 4.5 lakh traffic challans were paid online in the past four months in Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said on Wednesday.

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BSF vehicle hits scooter, woman killed

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

A 28-year-old woman was killed while her husband and minor daughter were injured on Wednesday after a speeding BSF staff bus hit their scooter at Lodhi flyover, the police said. According to the police, they received information about the incident at around 11 am.

Have more services online, Baijal to civic bodies

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday directed the three municipal corporations to increase online services for issuance of birth and death certificates in line with the goal of ‘Digital India’.

Man involved in several cases of theft arrested

Man involved in several cases of theft arrested

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

NEW DELHI:A 22-year-old man involved in several cases of theft was arrested from northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura area, the police said on Wednesday.

DSGMC bans use of single-use plastic at 11 gurdwaras

DSGMC bans use of single-use plastic at 11 gurdwaras

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Wednesday declared a ban on single-use plastic items at all the 11 historic Gurudwaras managed by it in the Capital.

No permission to CM as summit was a mayor-level event: Govt

No permission to CM as summit was a mayor-level event: Govt

10 Oct 2019 | 8:10 AM

NEW DELHI:Defending its decision to withhold permission to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to attend a climate summit in Denmark, the government today said, the event was meant for “mayor-level” participants.

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Mobile app ‘Parkash Utsav 550’ launched to facilitate pilgrims

Mobile app ‘Parkash Utsav 550’ launched to facilitate pilgrims

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

JALANDHAR: In a major step towards facilitating pilgrims at Sultanpur Lodhi during the 550th Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Dev, the district administration has launched a feature-enriched ‘Parkash Utsav 550’ mobile app today.

800 e-rickshaws on duty to ferry pilgrims to Ber Sahib

800 e-rickshaws on duty to ferry pilgrims to Ber Sahib

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI: To facilitate the huge footfall here in view of people coming to visit the digital museum and light and sound show, the Punjab Government will deploy 800 e-rickshaws from November 1.

Digital museum inaugurated to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

Digital museum inaugurated to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

JALANDHAR: Lok Sabha MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary, along with MLAs Rajinder Beri and Avtar Singh Bawa Henry, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar and Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, inaugurated a three-day spiritual fest in form of a digital museum to showcase the life and philosophy of Guru Nanak via ultra-modern technology at Lyallpur Khalsa College here today.

176 students felicitated for good results

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

JALANDHAR: The Sanskriti KMV School family got together to celebrate its 17th founder’s day, crowning its best academic achievers of the 2018-19 session on the annual awards day on Tuesday.

Safety kits distributed among MC workers

Safety kits distributed among MC workers

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

JALANDHAR:Distribution of safety kits among Municipal Corporation safai karamchari/ragpickers under the ‘Swachhta hi Sewa’ event was organised by the HPCL Jalandhar Retail Regional office in association with the civic body.

Woman poisoned to death, four of in-laws family held

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

MAHILPUR: The Mahilpur police have registered an FIR against five members of a family — an NRI couple, their daughter, son and his wife for allegedly poisoning a woman to death.

Body found lying in bushes, one booked

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

MAHILPUR: The body of a youth of Maili village was found lying in the bushes near the link road of the village this morning.

Two die in accident

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

JALANDHAR: Two persons were killed in a collision between a car and a stationary tractor on the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway.

Two in police net with drugs

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

PHILLAUR: The police have arrested two persons after 100 kg of poppy husk and 1 kg of opium were recovered from them in separate incidents on Monday.

Indian Navy hold Army XI to 1-1 draw

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

Army XI and Indian Navy Mumbai teams settled for a draw (1-1) in a Pool A match during the 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here this evening.

Badminton boost in city elates Olympian Dipankar

Badminton boost in city elates Olympian Dipankar

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

JALANDHAR: Legendary ace badminton player and two-time Olympian Dipankar Bhattacharjee, who started his badminton academy at the Raizada Hansraj Stadium here in May, is happy with the positive response showed by budding players towards the sport.

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9-year-old girl raped, 1 held

16 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested a man, identified as Jagwinder, alias Jugnu, a resident of Fatehpur village, on the charge of raping a nine-year-old girl.

He translated Guru’s bani in five languages

He translated Guru’s bani in five languages

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

JALANDHAR: Ahead of the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, devotees from across the world are engaged in contributing in one way or another to the celebration of the historic occasion.

70-yr-old raped by sister's grandson

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A 70-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her sister’s grandson in a village here.

Phone snatched from passenger

15 Oct 2019 | 7:29 AM

PHAGWARA: Two unidentified youths snatched a mobile phone from an Amritsar resident, Raghav Sharma, who was standing near the door of Ludhiana-bound Shane-e-Punjab Express last evening.