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Principal, registrar among 3 bookedSUICIDE BY KHALSA COLLEGE STUDENT

Principal, registrar among 3 booked

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Cantonment police have booked Khalsa College principal Dr Mahal Singh, Registrar Dr Davender Singh and head of department, agriculture, Dr Randeep Kaur Bal, on the charges of abetment of suicide in connection with an incident in which Harpreet Singh (22), a student of the college and a Bathinda resident, committed suicide by hanging in his hostel room here last evening.

Dera head among 6 held with Rs 75 lakh in banned currency

Dera head among 6 held with Rs 75 lakh in banned currency

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff of Amritsar rural police today confiscated old currency notes that are now banned to the tune of Rs 75 lakh from six persons in the Basant Avenue area here today in the evening.

High-velocity winds damage trees, traffic hit

High-velocity winds damage trees, traffic hit

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: High-velocity winds late last night resulted in damaging many trees as a result of which traffic was partially disrupted in many areas of the city today.

Notorious criminal held

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Counter intelligence today claimed to have nabbed a notorious criminal wanted in many criminal cases, including attempt to murder and kidnapping.

Sikh leaders perform ‘sewa’ in penanceDERA ROW

Sikh leaders perform ‘sewa’ in penance

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: As part of another ‘tankhah’ (religious punishment) pronounced by the Akal Takht on April 17 and atonement for seeking support of Dera Sirsa head prior to the Assembly election, the 21 ‘gursikh’ leaders today cleaned up the parikrama of the Golden Temple during the wee hours.

47 city students clear JEE (Main)

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Of the total 105 students from the local Wisdom Classes, a local institute here, who appeared for the JEE (Main), 47 have cleared the examinations.

MC to shift vendors into new zones today

MC to shift vendors into new zones today

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Following the guidelines of the Supreme Court, the Municipal Corporation has initiated to establish vending zones in various areas of the city.

BSNL officials on relay hunger strike

BSNL officials on relay hunger strike

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Executive officials of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) sat on a relay hunger strike at the organisation’s head office at Ranjit Avenue.

300 kg of pilfered govt wheat seized, two held

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Pilfering of government wheat is going on unabated with the authorities concerned failed to take appropriate measures to check the issue.

Miscreants snatch cash from man outside bank

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Three unknown persons snatched Rs 65,000 from a local resident, identified as Pawan Kumar.

Students’ protest: Book fair organisers suffer losses

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The booksellers and organisers at Amritsar Book Fair had a bad day today as they suffered financial loss due to the ongoing protest by students at Khalsa College.

Students told about prevention of vector-borne diseases

Students told about prevention of vector-borne diseases

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department today organised an event at Government Senior Secondary School for Girls in the Mall Road area to create awareness among students about various diseases associated with the summer season.

‘Adopt healthy lifestyle to prevent asthma’

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Smoking, lack of physical activity, food preferences and environmental factors like dust storm and pollution are making human lungs weak, medical experts said this during an event here today.

Five burglars held in separate incidents

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested five thieves in three incidents.

Sukhbir Badal announces relief for SAD sarpanch’s kin

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Former Deputy Chief Minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today visited SAD sarpanch Gurpinder Singh Lalli, who was allegedly beaten to death in Jhite Chet singh village by Congress leaders on Tuesday night.

Toilets in rural areas to boost sanitation: DC

28 Apr 2017 | 1:43 AM

Amritsar: The district administration aims to set up toilets in the rural areas to get rid of open defecation by the end of the year.

Rs 5 lakh for martyr’s kin

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Member of Parliament from Kahdoor Sahib, has announced Rs 5 lakh for the family of Raghbir Singh, Inspector, CRPF, who was killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Sukna district on Monday.

No headway in Ajnala firing case

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:The police are still groping in the dark over the firing incident wherein a man and his son faced a murderous attack on Monday.

Session on urbanisation

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:Sikapale Henry Chinzewe, Deputy High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia, delivered a special guest lecture at Guru Ramdas School of Planning at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) here today.

Chawla condemns reshuffling of cops

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:Former Cabinet minister and veteran BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla today criticised the state government, led by Capt Amarinder Singh, for reshuffling the police officials on a large scale in order to “please” his MLAs and Congress leaders.

Advocates protest police inaction

Advocates protest police inaction

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:Advocates of the Bar staged a protest against the police demanding arrest of some persons who were allegedly trying to grab the property of a private school.

75 pc harvesting completed

75 pc harvesting completed

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The grain markets in the district have witnessed the arrival of crop in bulk in the last three days. As many as 3.76 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat has been procured till date.

Cold storage commissions solar plant

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The city’s first state-of-the-art Controlled Atmosphere Cold Storage has successfully commissioned 60.8 KW solar energy plant to meet its power need.

Campaign on burning crop residue

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:The district administration today flagged off an autorickshaw rally in Baba Bakala to dissuade farmers from burning wheat residue.

No action against vends at Majitha Road

No action against vends at Majitha Road

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:The Municipal Corporation (MC), despite being asked by the mayor and councillors to remove the vends alongside Majitha Road, have failed to come up with a solution.

Top cop Srivastava takes charge

Top cop Srivastava takes charge

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:SS Srivastava formally took charge of the Police Commissioner office here today.

Fake scribe held for blackmailing doc

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:The city police have booked a fake journalist and a human rights activist on the charges of extortion, fraud and criminal conspiracy after they demanded money from a doctor in order to stop a report against him from getting into print.

Student detained from appearing in exam, ends life

Student detained from appearing in exam, ends life

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:Harpreet Singh, a Khalsa College student and a resident of Bathinda, committed suicide by hanging himself with the ceiling fan of his hostel room here this evening.

Welfare society president stages indefinite dharnaRE-ADMISSION, OTHER CHARGES BY PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Welfare society president stages indefinite dharna

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:After the conclusion of the eight-day ultimatum to the state government to stop private schools from charging annual re-admission and other “irrelevant” charges from their old students, president of the Nawi Soch Welfare Society Harjit Singh today staged an indefinite

Drug seized

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

Amritsar: The BSF has seized 2 kg heroin from Border Outpost Daoke in the Amritsar sector. DIG, BSF, Amritsar, JS Oberoi, said one soft drink bottle filled with the contraband suspected to be heroin was recovered yesterday.

Jail inmate thrashed

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:Several jail inmates thrashed another prisoner while he was sleeping in his barrack.

High drama as mistaken identity lands man in police chowki

High drama as mistaken identity lands man in police chowki

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:High drama was witnessed when the Lawrence Road police held a person, identified as Sunil Dhawan, for allegedly creating a ruckus and a law and order situation on the road.

MLA Dutti’s SUV spotted parked in BRTS lane

MLA Dutti’s SUV spotted parked in BRTS lane

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:Violating rules, an SUV belonging to Congress MLA Sunil Dutti was spotted parked in the lane reserved for the metro bus service near his residence and camp office on Batala Road.

Shortage of wheelchairs at hospital irks patients

Shortage of wheelchairs at hospital irks patients

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:In the absence of adequate number of wheelchairs and stretchers, patients, especially those who can’t walk, are having a harrowing time at Government Medical College.

500 wheat bags looted, truck driver kidnapped

27 Apr 2017 | 1:25 AM

AMRITSAR:Unknown persons robbed 250 quintals of wheat after kidnapping a truck driver when he was sleeping in his truck.

Website launched

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Two students have launched a website for people seeking employment.

Botanical researcher wins honour

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Sandeep Kaur, a research scholar of the Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences, GNDU, has been awarded the best poster prize.

Residents for city’s beautification

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the residents’ welfare association discussed the roadmap for the development of the holy city with MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla here today.

Session on storytelling at book fair

Session on storytelling at book fair

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Eminent storytellers took part in a special session on Punjabi stories at the ongoing Amritsar Book Fair, organised by the National Book Trust at Khalsa College here today.

GNDU scholar wins Rs20 lakh award

GNDU scholar wins Rs20 lakh award

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Bennett Dosanjh, an MPhil research scholar of the Music Department of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), received a rousing welcome on the university campus here today.

‘Depression among students worrying’

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Depression has become a part of contemporary life but, among students, it is a matter of deep concern, said experts during a seminar at DAV Public School here.

Traffic woes abound at Old Sabzi Mandi

Traffic woes abound at Old Sabzi Mandi

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the wholesale fruit and vegetable market was shifted outside the city to Vallah years ago, many fruit dealers still operate from the Old Sabzi Mandi outside Hall Gate.

CKD donates money for ‘Sanjhi Rasoi’

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) Educational Society has announced to contribute Rs 30,000 every month towards the expenses of proposed ‘Sanjhi Rasoi’ by the district administration which will provide meals for Rs 10 per head to poor people.

Five hurt in clash at Ajnala village

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Five persons were badly injured following firing between two groups in Chamiari village near Ajnala this evening.

Woman booked for ‘sacrilege’

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A middle-aged woman was booked for allegedly desecration a gutka on the premises of Golden Temple here today.

Hardcore criminal back in police custody

Hardcore criminal back in police custody

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police today arrested a thief, Jagga, alias Khapa, who had fled from the police custody on April 18.

Pak man crosses border, sent back

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A Pakistani national crossed the border inadvertently in the wee hours in Ramdas area today.

Saplings along BRTS dry up due to heat wave

Saplings along BRTS dry up due to heat wave

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the intense heat wave has not yet gripped the area, tree saplings planted alongside the newly constructed Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in the city have already dried up.

Wheat lifting: Admn cancels tenders of two contractors

Wheat lifting: Admn cancels tenders of two contractors

26 Apr 2017 | 1:12 AM

AMRITSAR: For the first time in the past many years, the district administration has acted tough against transport contractors who had been assigned tenders to lift agricultural produce from markets and cancelled tenders of two such contractors after slow lifting was seen in markets assigned to them.

Encroachment removed

Encroachment removed

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) razed an encroachment over a piece of prime commercial plot on Dasondha Singh road near Basant Avenue here today.

Students visit ISRO

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of 17 students of Shri Ram Ashram Public School has recently returned after watching the launch of a satellite at the ISRO centre, Trivandrum, Kerala.

Slain robber identified

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after a robber was shot dead, the police identified him as Satnam Singh alias Sattu of Kot Hridya Ram in Kathunangal area.

Man held with pistol

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff of the Amritsar rural police have seized a country-made pistol along with three cartridges from a Nihang Sikh at Bachiwind village.

Four held for drug peddling

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The police today arrested four persons for “drug peddling”.

Srivastava is new top cop

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: In a major reshuffle, the Punjab Government has shifted the Amritsar Police Commissioner, G Nageshwara Rao, who has now been deputed as Director of the Vigilance Bureau.

Girl commits suicide

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A college student committed “suicide” by hanging herself in the hostel room of a private college at Manawala here yesterday.

Snatchings go down with 146 arrests

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A concerted drive launched by the city police against snatchers has started yielding results.

Mishaps claim 2 lives

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Two persons, including a woman, were killed in separate road mishaps yesterday.

Garment institute wants local industry to train students

Garment institute wants local industry to train students

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Government Institute of Garment Technology (GIGT) is looking for support from the local industry to impart sophisticated training in the field to students to make them employment worthy.

Man booked for rape

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A 19-year-old girl has accused a youth of "sexually exploiting" her on the pretext of marriage.

2 injured in firing

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne armed youth opened fire indiscriminately at a farmer, Ram Singh, and his son Prabhjot Singh of Lalla Afghana village here today.

IIM-Amritsar holds first annual convocation

IIM-Amritsar holds first annual convocation

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar, (IIM-Amritsar) held its first annual convocation here today.

‘Autonomy of Khalsa College remains intact’

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Khalsa College’s autonomous status is intact and it is not a part of any private university but Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), says Khalsa College (KC) Principal Dr Mehal Singh.

Khalsa varsity gets VC, its fate hangs in balance

Khalsa varsity gets VC, its fate hangs in balance

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Though uncertainty prevails following the scrapping of the Act under which Khalsa University (KU) was set up, former Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU), Fatehgrah Sahib, Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, today took charge as the VC of the Khalsa University.

Night shelter replaces volleyball groundGOL BAGH

Night shelter replaces volleyball ground

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: In an example of rampant concretisation of open green space and sports ground, a volleyball ground at the Gol Bagh has ceased to exist.

Appeal to social bodies to donate for ‘Sanjhi Rasoi’

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration has appealed to philanthropists and social organisations to come forward to donate funds for the proposed ‘Sanjhi Rasoi’ for the poor at which meals would be served at Rs 10 per head.

Waterlogging worries Health Dept

Waterlogging worries Health Dept

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The waterlogging at roadsides, vacant plots and garbage dumps following the recent rain in the city has left the Health Department worried as such places are becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Trucks stranded outside warehouses hinder traffic

Trucks stranded outside warehouses hinder traffic

25 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Hundreds of trucks carrying wheat bags from grain markets are stranded on the Chheharta-Dhand road outside warehouses.

Book fair gets lukewarm response

Book fair gets lukewarm response

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: In the absence of audience, the organisers of the National Book Trust’s fair postponed a seminar that was to be held today on ‘challenges to book culture’ at Khalsa College.

Rain hampers harvesting, procurement of wheat

Rain hampers harvesting, procurement of wheat

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The ongoing harvesting of wheat crop in the area has got slowed down with the prevailing weather conditions.

Book Day celebrated

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The World Book and Copyright Day was celebrated at Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary School today.

Schools celebrate Earth Day

Schools celebrate Earth Day

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Various educational institutes of the city celebrated Earth Day on Saturday.

Property dispute: 20 booked for thrashing elderly

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Kamboh police under Amitsar rural today booked around 20 persons for allegedly thrashing an elderly man in Nangal village here on Friday.

Irregularities in tendering for Attari market alleged

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Attari Truck Union today accused the district administration and the District Food and Civil Supply Department of irregularities in the tendering process for loading-unloading at the Attari grain market.

Woman dies, in-laws booked

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Mystery shrouds the death of a married woman, Harpreet Kaur, a resident of Fairland Colony, Majitha road.

Litterateurs, artistes honoured in city

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Alami Punjabi Virast Foundation and Sekh Farid Sahit Vichar Manch organised an award ceremony to felicitate renowned personalities from the field of art and literature.

Move to repeal Khalsa varsity Act hailed

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: HS Walia, former president of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU), has appreciated the move of the Congress government in the state to repeal the Khalsa University Act.

Flesh trade racket busted, six held

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police today claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket and arrested six persons, including three women, in the case.

Injured in mishap, youth dies

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A man, who was injured in a road accident in Jahajgarh, succumbed to his injuries last night.

Man shoots robber

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A robber was shot dead when he, along with an accomplice, tried to rob a Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) employee, Balwant Singh, a resident of Dhadde village.

PCA unconstitutional as per Lodha panel reforms: Ex-cricketers

PCA unconstitutional as per Lodha panel reforms: Ex-cricketers

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Former international and first-class cricketers of Punjab have held Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), Mohali, ‘unconstitutional’ according to the recommendations of Justice Lodha Committee.

MLAs discuss development at meet with Navjot Sidhu

MLAs discuss development at meet with Navjot Sidhu

24 Apr 2017 | 12:58 AM

AMRITSAR: City Congress MLAs held a meeting with MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla on the development of civic amenities in the city at the residence of Amritsar Central Constituency MLA OP Soni here last night.

Wheat crop in four villages burnt

Wheat crop in four villages burnt

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: A massive fire broke out in the wheat fields of Othian village near Rajasansi yesterday night. Within no time it spread to the fields of nearby villages of Salempura, Joans and Dhariwal Bagga, destroying more than 300 acres of wheat crop. The incident was reported to the local fire station at around 11 pm.

Literary meeting

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Kahani Manch and Janwadi Lekhak Sangh organised a literary meeting at Virsa Vihar here today.

Conference on spinal cord injury tomorrow

Conference on spinal cord injury tomorrow

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCIA) has said it would organise its third spinal cord injury rehabilitation conference in the city on April 24.

Burning of dry grass at Govt Medical College damages trees

Burning of dry grass at Govt Medical College damages trees

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Amid the afforestation call at the global level these days, employees of Government Medical College appear to be least bothered about the green cover on the premises of the institute.

Seminar for teachers

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School organised a seminar for teachers on handling adolescent students here today.

NRI alumni felicitated

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Khalsa College felicitated its NRI alumni here today.

Industrialists put their demands before govt

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Industrialists apprised the Department of Industries and Commerce of their concerns at a meeting with Rakesh Kumar Verma, director of the department, here today.

Major publishers give book fair a miss

Major publishers give book fair a miss

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The week-long Amritsar Book Fair of the National Book Trust kicked off at Khalsa College here today.

Development in full swing: BolariaPOLL PROMISES ONE MONTH LATER

Development in full swing: Bolaria

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The state government, led by Capt Amarinder Singh, has announced the shifting of the proposed site for setting up a solid waste management plant from the urban areas of the state.

Woman assaulted, husband booked

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: After a murderous attack on a woman, the police have booked her husband on the charges of attempt to murder.

Local resident alleges bungling in Atta-Dal scheme

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Government’s ambitious Atta-Dal scheme has always remained enmeshed in controversy over the alleged large-scale bungling of government wheat.

Kin of patient block road

Kin of patient block road

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The traffic on the busy Batala Road stretch was affected for around an hour as the kin of a patient admitted to a private hospital on the road blocked the stretch, alleging that the hospital staff had manhandled their family members.

Fake recruitment at PGI, case filed

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have booked a local resident, identified as Rahul Sharma, for allegedly cheating a number of unemployed youth on the pretext of providing them jobs at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Chandigarh.

Persons with terrorist links sent to judicial custody

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as three persons arrested in connection with their links with terrorist groups based in Europe have been sent to judicial custody, police officials revealed that their Germany-based mastermind, Shaminder Singh alias Sherry, was also in contact with gangsters in Punjab.

Firing over old enmity, 9 booked

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The Gharinda police have booked around nine persons for allegedly firing at two persons over old enmity.

Showers, fast winds create panic among farmers

Showers, fast winds create panic among farmers

23 Apr 2017 | 1:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Mild showers coupled with fast winds early this morning created panic among farmers who are busy harvesting their wheat crop these days.

Security of Cong leader pruned on wife’s plaint

Security of Cong leader pruned on wife’s plaint

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have curtailed the security cover of advocate Vaneet Mahajan following a complaint lodged by his wife Renu Mahajan to the Director General of Police (DGP).

Anti-tobacco day on May 15

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The state government has planned to raise awareness among students of government schools about the ill-effects of tobacco products on human health.

Police officer honoured

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The Director General of Police (DGP) has awarded former SSP (Amritsar rural) Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh with police commendation disc for his outstanding policing achievements and in recognition of his service.

Keeping city clean is his mission

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: A retired manager of Punjab and Sind Bank, Avtar Singh, has been brooming and picking up garbage in the streets of the holy city for the past six years.

2 killed in mishaps

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Two persons lost their lives in separate road mishaps in the city yesterday.

Centre’s move on red beacon culture gets mixed response

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The announcement of the Central Government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, regarding the removal of red beacon from vehicles of political leaders to shun the VIP culture has drawn a mixed response from city residents.

Routine fire at garbage dump irks residents

Routine fire at garbage dump irks residents

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Thanks to official apathy, the woes of Bhagtanwala residents have found no end.

Delimitation work may take two more weeks

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The survey of households for the delimitation of the Municipal Corporation wards would be completed by the end of this month.

Police accused of inaction

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: A local resident, Sharad Kapoor, has accused the police of inaction.

Paan stains give museum a shabby look

Paan stains give museum a shabby look

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The state government has spent crores of rupees to revamp the heritage complex of the colonial architecture, Town Hall, to make it Partition Museum, but spitting of paan (beetle leaf laced with lime and areca nut) hither and thither on the walls gives the historic structure a shabby look.

Schools asked to follow guidelines for kids’ safety

Schools asked to follow guidelines for kids’ safety

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaljit Singh Sangha has asked the private schools in the city to strictly follow the guidelines issued under the Safe School Vahan Policy.

Sidhu unhappy over sewer project

Sidhu unhappy over sewer project

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, along with MP Gurjit Singh Aujla and other Congress leaders, inspected the sewerage laying project under the JICA scheme here today.

NRI’s property ‘grabbed’

22 Apr 2017 | 1:20 AM

AMRITSAR: An NRI and her daughter have been running from pillar to post for justice.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
MCB goes tough against encroachers

MCB goes tough against encroachers

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB), along with traffic police officials, today removed temporary encroachments from Gandhi Market, Fish Market and other places in the city.

Fee row: 72 schools to get notices

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Cracking the whip on private schools for allegedly fleecing parents, the Fee Regulatory Committee is all set to issue show-cause notices to schools which flouted the norm.

Truckers accuse Congmen of collecting ‘goonda tax’

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The allegations pertaining to Congress leaders and workers charging ‘goonda tax’ from truck operators working with Guru Gobind Singh Refinery at Talwandi Sabo have started flying thick and fast.

Two killed in road accident

Two killed in road accident

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons were killed in a collision between a Mahindra Pick-up van and Maruti Celerio car on the Bathinda-Talwandi Sabo road near Bhagiwander village last night.

Residents flay MCB for ‘wasting’ public money

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Residents have flayed Triveni Company and the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) for not working responsibly and wasting the hard-earned money of the people by initiating projects in a hurry and without doing proper planning.

Police crackdown on liquor smugglers

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The police have registered 73 cases of liquor smuggling under the Excise Act and recovered illicit liquor made in Haryana in a large quantity during one month in the district.

Councillor accuses BDA official of getting quarter vacated

Councillor accuses BDA official of getting quarter vacated

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The Independent counsellor from Ward No. 11 — Harjinder Singh Shinda — today accused the chief administrator of the Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) Anil Kumar Garg, who is also MC Commissioner, of forcibly getting his quarter vacated.

Two taken into police custody for throwing debris on pond land

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The police have taken two persons into custody for throwing debris on the land of Sanguana Basti pond here today. The police have also seized a tractor laden with debris.

Parents protest outside SDM officeFEE HIKE BY PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Parents protest outside SDM office

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: To rein in the private schools and stop them from charging high fee and indulging in commercial activities, members of the Parents’ Rights Association today staged a protest outside the office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate at the District Administrative Complex here.

First meeting of panel formed to probe illegal buildings on May 2

First meeting of panel formed to probe illegal buildings on May 2

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: The inquiry panel constituted by the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) to probe into the construction of illegal buildings in the city is set to hold its first meeting on May 2.

City students shine in JEE Main

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

BATHINDA: Many students from the city have performed well in the JEE Main examination, the results of which were declared today. Harsh Garg has topped the city among the students whose results were known till late in evening.

Farewell partyCAMPUS NOTES

Farewell party

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

Students of MA English, DAV College, Bathinda, organised a farewell party, "Sayonara", for the final-year students of the department recently.

GKU organises annual sports day

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA : University College of Physical Education of Guru Kashi University (GKU), Talwandi Sabo, today celebrated sports day on the campus.

Exhibition marks World Book Day

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: World Book Day was celebrated by Baba Farid College of Education at the Baba Farid Group of Institutions.

Giddha team reaches Russia

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

TALWANDI SABO: The giddha team of Mata Sahib Kaur Girls College, Talwandi Sabo, has reached Saint Petersberg (Russia) to participate in the International Youth Festival.

Experts throw light on social issues at Nehru College

Experts throw light on social issues at Nehru College

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

MANSA: In the age of globalisation, if the country fails to chalk out concrete policies on agricultural crisis, safety of women, education, health and unemployment, the next generation will have to bear the brunt of the same, said experts at a national conference organised at Nehru Memorial Government College here today.

Farmers urged to adopt agri-allied business

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra today held a meeting with the farmers and members of self-help groups (SHGs) at the District Administrative Complex.

Training course for NDA/CDS from June 1

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Col Sarabjit Singh Sangha (retd), District Sainik Welfare Officer (DSWO), today said a six-week training programme from June 1 onwards wherein the students would be trained to get admission in National Defence Academy and and the Combined Defence Services.

Councillor claims to show proof in next meeting

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The probe panel constituted over encroachments in ponds today held its first meeting.

Protest by BSNL employees goes on

Protest by BSNL employees goes on

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Joint Forum of BSNL Officers Association continued their hunger strike at the BSNL office in Bharat Nagar here today.

Truckers with Cong leaning boycott union building

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

GONIANA: Expressing displeasure over preferential treatment being meted out to truckers and transporters who owe allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal, transporters favouring the Congress party today quit the building of the truck operators’ union at Goniana in Bhucho constituency.

BAN ON SELLING LIQUOR NEAR HIGHWAYS

Hoteliers run out of patience over government’s inaction

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Protesting against the Punjab government’s ‘wait and watch’ policy on the Supreme Court’s order banning selling of liquor within 500 m radius of national and state highways, members of the Punjab State Hotel Association today convened a meeting here.

Man shot dead over water sharing

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: A man was reportedly killed over sharing of water from a water channel passing near the fields at Mehma Sawai village last night.

2 liquor smuggling cases registered

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: Two cases of liquor smuggling have been registered in the district.

Guest faculty to get salary for 12 months

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: In a big relief to more than 900 guest faculty lecturers in all government colleges in the state, the Finance Department has agreed to give them salaries for 12 months a year.

Man gets life term for killing father over property issue

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: A district court today sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murdering his father over a property dispute.

MCB finds itself stuck in contract with Triveni

MCB finds itself stuck in contract with Triveni

27 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) seems to be stuck between the devil and the deep sea as its officials and councillors want to do away with the agreement with Triveni Company but they are unable to do so.

Residents of Nai Basti want mobile tower to be shifted

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Street No. 2, Nai Basti, staged a protest against the installation of a mobile phone tower in their area last night.

CAMPUS NOTES

Three-day counselling camp at BFC

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

Baba Farid College organised a three-day counselling camp for its undergraduate students on the college premises.

PROPERTY TAX

MCB continues sealing drive

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA:Continuing its sealing drive, a team of the Municipal Corporation today recovered property tax from various commercial units in the city.

140 scouts get training in cotton farming

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: Under the directions of Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Jagtar Singh Brar, as many as 140 village scouts received training in cotton farming.

1 booked for morphing Bhindranwale’s photo

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: A resident of Ballianwali village has been booked for morphing the photo of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and circulating it on WhatsApp.

Three sports school students for kabaddi national camp

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: Three kabaddi players — Harjit Ram, Paras Singh and Gagandeep Kaur — of Sports School Ghudda were selected for the national camp during the Sub-Junior National Championship held in Tamil Nadu from April 13 to April 18.

Judges interact with inmates at Central Jail

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: District and Sessions Judge Paramjeet Singh along with CJM-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Bathinda, Amita Singh, Additional District Judge Manjinder Singh, Civil Judge (Sr Div) Varun Nagpal, Chief Judicial Magistrate Vikrant Kumar and Judicial Magistrate (1st Class) Ravtesh Inderjeet Singh today visited the Central Jail.

MCB gears up to tackle waterlogging

MCB gears up to tackle waterlogging

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: After being caught unprepared during the first rain of the season that lasted for one hour on Sunday night, officials of the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) have finally decided to do something in this regard.

Govt teachers rarely prefer public hospitals

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: In the backdrop of persistent protests to demand regular jobs from the government, especially by teachers, a practice that stands in contrast is that most of the government school educationists don’t believe in government health services for treatment.

Contractual staff stage protest against termination of colleague

Contractual staff stage protest against termination of colleague

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Water Supply and Sanitation Contractual Employees’ Union staged a protest outside the Sub-Divisional Engineer’s office here today.

Teachers double up as clerks in govt schools

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: Government schools in Bathinda are facing acute shortage of non-teaching staff, including clerks.

Officials hardly mind garbage at workplace

Officials hardly mind garbage at workplace

26 Apr 2017 | 1:14 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda claims to be working hard to keep the city clean and is eager to let the residents know about the work done in this regard but heaps of garbage at the District Administrative Complex tell a sorry tale.

Threat case against Bathinda resident

25 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: Parvinder Kaur, a resident of Ludhiana, has alleged that Darshan Singh, a resident of Bathinda, had tried to threaten her by showing a revolver.

Residents protest over opening of liquor vend

25 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Bank Colony today staged a protest against the district administration and Excise Department over the opening of a liquor vend in their area.

CAMPUS NOTES

Students take pledge to make reading a habit

25 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

The Millennium School, Bathinda, organised an event to observe The World Book Day on its premises today. A crazy reader competition was held, in which students wrote a resolution for the year.

Nine wards to be made defecation free

25 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The Centre Government has been laying stress on making cities defecation free under its Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Besides the Centre Government, the state government has also been asking officials of the civic bodies to submit reports on sanitation from time to time.

Bir Talab Zoo to welcome three big cats this week

25 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: From this week, Bir Talab Zoo will house three leopards. It will further help the authorities to attract visitors from neighbouring towns. This will be the first zoo in this region that will have big cats.

MCI tells docs to prescribe generic names of drugs

25 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has called upon all doctors to prescribe drugs with generic names legibly and preferably in capital letters.

Admn prepares to fight outbreak of dengue, malaria

25 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The Health Department and senior officials of the administration today held a meeting over tackling malaria, chikungunia and dengue at the meeting hall of the District Administrative Complex.

Wheat bags lie in the open at mercy of elements

Wheat bags lie in the open at mercy of elements

25 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: The failure of the administration to lift wheat from the grain markets today led to the produce getting damaged by the rain, which lashed the city last night.

Rain casts shadow over MC preparedness

Rain casts shadow over MC preparedness

25 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

BATHINDA: Moderate rain in the city last night led to waterlogging in many areas. The District Administrative Complex, IGP residence, Sessions Judge house, Income Tax office, Power House Road, Hazi Rattan Chowk and other low-lying areas remained flooded with water today.

Colourful events mark college annual function

Colourful events mark college annual function

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: Malwa College organised its annual prize distribution function and a cultural show, ‘JASHAN-2017’, on the campus on Sunday.

Chaotic parking blocks busy markets

Chaotic parking blocks busy markets

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: Dhobi Bazaar, where entry of cars and other four-wheelers has been barred, is no more out of bounds for such vehicles.

Contest to check aptitude of participants

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: My Career institute organised a contest to check the aptitude of participants and the finale of which was organised here today.

After ‘Awaaz Punjab Di’, Bhullar wants to do a ‘Dangal’

After ‘Awaaz Punjab Di’, Bhullar wants to do a ‘Dangal’

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: Awaaz Punjab Di-5 fame Gurnam Bhullar said he would try his luck in the Punjabi film industry next year.

3 held in three cases of liquor smuggling

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: Three cases of liquor smuggling from Haryana have been registered in the district.

7-day NSS camp of CUP concludes

7-day NSS camp of CUP concludes

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: The seven-day special camp organised by NSS volunteers of the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, concluded at Katar Singh Wala village today with a plantation drive and a special lecture on the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative.

Residents find new ways to protest water shortage

Residents find new ways to protest water shortage

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: Former councillor Vijay Kumar with city residents today staged a protest by playing musical instruments in front of water taps at Paras Ram Nagar Chowk over acute shortage of water due to closure of Sirhind Canal.

Beware! Smartphones can lead to stress, depression

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

LUDHIANA: The world may be in your pocket and you might be able to access any information with one click but beware these smart devises are taking you in the world of stress and depression.

Staff urge CM not to change status of tech university

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: More than 230 staff members of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) have sent a duly signed representation to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh with a request to retain its status as a university affiliated to the state.

Four booked for kidnapping, making bid to kill transporter

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: A transporter from Kararwala village was allegedly kidnapped by a few persons, who even tried to kill him by drowning him in a water channel.

Upgraded schools barred from admitting students to sr classes

24 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

BATHINDA: The state government has issued a directive to upgraded government schools to not admit students to upgraded classes.

CAMPUS NOTES

Amandeep Kaur tops college in exams

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

Amandeep Kaur, a first year student of MCA, topped Malwa College in the first semester examinations by securing 8.83 SGPA. The results of the exams were declared by Punjabi University, Patiala, recently.

Lottery fraud: 6 booked for duping people

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked six persons for duping and misleading people in the name of selling government lottery. The accused have been identified as Amarjit Singh, Krishan Singh, Rajesh Singh, Madan Lal, Davinder Singh and Vishaldeep.

84 units of blood donated at camp

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: A blood donation camp was organised by Talwandi Sabo Power Limited today. The camp was organised in collaboration with District Blood Bank, Mansa, and Health Department, Mansa.

‘Initiatives need to be taken to save the planet’EARTH DAY

‘Initiatives need to be taken to save the planet’

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: The NSS unit of Baba Farid College, Bathinda, observed Earth Day with full zest and zeal on the campus today. Students and staff members of the college took a pledge on the occasion. NSS volunteers displayed posters to make the students aware of issues being faced by the Earth.

Giani Zail Singh college staff question varsity mgmt

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Giani Zail Singh Engineering College (GZSCET) Staff Welfare Society today raised objections over the constitution and working of the management of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU).

Purse snatched from woman

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: A purse was snatched from a woman by two miscreants in North Estate. In a complaint by Arun Lata, a resident of Kamla Nehru Colony, it has been stated that she was coming on her two-wheeler from Dhobi Bazaar when the accused came on a motorcycle and snatched her purse.

Youth arrested for raping minor kin

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: A youth has been arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old cousin. The girl is a Class VII student and lives in Paras Ram Nagar.

Farmers dismayed over slow lifting of wheat

Farmers dismayed over slow lifting of wheat

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: The ongoing wheat procurement process at the Bathinda grain market is marred by slow lifting while the market is inundated with wheat bags.

Residents welcome ban on red beacon

Residents welcome ban on red beacon

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: The Centre’s order to ban red beacon atop cars of ministers and bureaucrats has been given thumbs up by residents in the city.

Hope springs with clouds, fizzles with dust

Hope springs with clouds, fizzles with dust

23 Apr 2017 | 12:27 AM

BATHINDA: All hopes of residents of Bathinda and its adjoining areas of receiving rain today were dashed when the cloud cover didn’t oblige and the region had to settle for only a slight fall in temperature. While the residents woke up to quite a sunny morning, the weather changed a little around noon when cloudy development began in the region, thereby hiding the sun for close to two hours.

Rs1.77 lakh stolen from house

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Thieves decamped with cash and valuables worth Rs 1.80 lakh from a house situated near Bahia Fort hotel here last night.

CAMPUS NOTES

Earth Day observed

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

A special assembly on Earth Day was organised at Gems Public School, Bathinda.

2 booked for preparing fake papers to get bail

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked two persons for preparing fake papers to get bail.

Arms Act case: Nabha jailbreak accused, two others produced in court

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The police produced Gurpreet Sekhon, Ramandeep Singh alias Rummy Machhana and Navdeep Singh Chatha before a court in three different cases here today.

Chhotepur’s expulsion dented poll prospects: AAP leader

Chhotepur’s expulsion dented poll prospects: AAP leader

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: It seems that the infighting between the state and national leadership of the Aam Adami Party (AAP) is not coming to an end.

Intoxicants recovered from jail inmate

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 1,900 intoxicant tablets were recovered from jail inmate Nirmal Singh, a resident of Muktsar, during checking at the central jail.

Retired IAS officer takes up cause of education

Retired IAS officer takes up cause of education

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: A retired IAS officer has taken up the cause of promoting science and raising the standard of education in the state.

Water crisis deepens with closure of Sirhind Canal

Water crisis deepens with closure of Sirhind Canal

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: The city is facing acute shortage of water due to the closure of Sirhind Canal.

Edu Dept gets tough on biometric attendance

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Taking strict note of the fact that some employees of District Institute for Education and Training DIET and in-service training centres have not been marking their attendance on the biometric attendance machines, the District Education Officer (Senior Secondary) has shot off letters to the principals of these institutes asking them to prepare a list of such employees and take strict action against them.

Don’t undo SAD-BJP work: Harsimrat

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

BATHINDA: Union Food Processing Minister and Member of Parliament from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, today said it was unfortunate that the new Congress government was expending all its energy on taking away credit from the earlier SAD-BJP government for projects and schemes initiated by it, including the Nanhi Chaan initiative, instead of delivering on its promises.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
City lads shine in JEE (Main)

City lads shine in JEE (Main)

28 Apr 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: City lad Tanishq Gupta brought laurels to the tricity by bagging the all-India rank (AIR) 19 in the JEE (Main), 2017.

Mobile shop owner shot dead in Baltana

Mobile shop owner shot dead in Baltana

28 Apr 2017 | 2:38 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Three unidentified bike-borne assailants shot dead a 35-year-old mobile shop owner in a busy market in Baltana here today.

TRIBUNE IMPACT

SD loses affiliation, British School next

28 Apr 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the rise of dummy schools in the city, the affiliation of SD Senior Secondary School, Sector 24-C, Chandigarh, has been cancelled.

GMADA official, peon caught taking Rs35K bribe

28 Apr 2017 | 2:38 AM

MOHALI: Vigilance sleuths today arrested two GMADA officials - a superintendent and a peon - while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 35,000 from a local resident for issuing a no-objection certificate here.

7 yrs on, UT cops still clueless about Neha Ahlawat’s murderUNSOLVED MURDER

7 yrs on, UT cops still clueless about Neha Ahlawat’s murder

28 Apr 2017 | 2:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The murder of Neha Ahlawat, which had shocked the entire city seven years ago, still remains shrouded in mystery.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

Kejriwal urges party’s new councillors to work honestly

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met the newly elected Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillors and urged them to work honestly and "not to betray the party".

Gopal Rai likely to be AAP’s convenor

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:Following resignation of Dilip Pandey, Delhi's ruling AAP is likely to appoint Labour Minister Gopal Rai as the new convenor of its city unit, sources said.

City BJP chief discusses planning with Amit Shah

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:Just on rhe second day of the MCD results in which the BJP got a thumping majority, a schedule of meetings has begun to chalk out further plan of action in the civic body and in the party organisation.

Move to rename Teen Murti Marg, Chowk deferred: NDMC

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:The proposal to rename the iconic Teen Murti Marg and Teen Murti Chowk, after Israel city 'Haifa' has been deferred, the NDMC claimed today hours after its Vice-Chairman had announced clearance of the move.

Rahul tells Maken, Chacko to continue

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after Congress' drubbing in Delhi Municipal Corporation elections, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi has asked leaders in charge of state affairs to continue in their posts.

Woman sets herself afire

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:A 19-year-old woman, who became pregnant allegedly after being raped by an autorickshaw driver, attempted suicide by setting herself ablaze in southeast Delhi's Pul Prahladpur area, according to police

She survives rape, now has to fight her school’s wrath

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:A class-X student who survived the trauma of rape has to now fight another battle: against her own school.

Criminal opens fire at cops, arrested

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi police arrested a kingpin of a Mewat gang, Dilshad, last night, said a police officer today.

Accord on hosting destination events

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:As destination meetings for conferences, corporate meetings or even weddings overseas continuing to grow, an Indian association announced a tie-up with Turkey's largest operator to open the doors to resort city Antalya to host events.

Over 49 k voters opt for NOTA

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:Disenchanted with the political parties, a significant number of voters-- over 49,000 voters--- opted for the None of The Above (NOTA) in the municipal elections.

1,790 candidates lose deposits

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:The Municipal Corporation of Delhi poll verdict on Wednesday has not only given reason to the BJP to rejoice— as Delhi chose it over its arch rivals Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress—but also made the State Election Commission richer with 1,790 candidates out of the total 2516 forfeiting deposits up from last time’s 1782.

People want development only: BJP

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:Dismissing AAP’s allegation of faulty EVMs, BJP said that election results of the municipal corporations have given a clear message that people want development, not controversy.

Maken resigns as DPCC president

Maken resigns as DPCC president

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Congress Committee (DPPC) president, Ajay Maken, today resigned from his post, accepting moral responsibility for his party's dismal performance in the civic polls.

Woman, 2 aides arrested for stealing from her house

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI: A 19-year-old woman, along with her two friends Vikas (19) and Akshay (20), has been arrested for allegedly stealing cash and jewellery worth around Rs 7.5 lakh from her house, said a police official today. The girl committed the crime to fulfil her dream of becoming a model.

AAP MLA alleges inaction over complaints of booth rigging

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:AAP MLA Somnath Bharti wrote to State Election Commissioner SK Srivastava today alleging "inaction" by polling officials and the police over complaints of "irregularities and malpractices" in polling on April 23 by the principal opposition BJP.

Shanti Bhushan predicts pre-term assembly polls

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:In a convention of Swaraj India volunteers, veteran Shanti Bhushan said irrespective of the tomorrow’s results for the April 23 municipal corporation elections the Swaraj India will emerge as a party with resilience while predicting an early Delhi Assembly elections this year.

‘If wins, BJP will consider unification of MCDs’

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:If Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) emerges victorious after declaration of the civic elections tomorrow, the party’s priority

Proclaimed offender held with pistol

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:A team of Special Cell (Northern Range) has arrested a criminal, Dinesh Yadav (37), a resident of Mangolpuri, from Rithala Village, Rohini.

DCW raises issue of low percentage of women cops

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Highlighting dismal representation of women in the Delhi Police, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today issued a notice to the Delhi Police to ascertain staff strength pattern of Delhi Police.

Railway running staff holds 36-hr protest

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:A large number of loco pilots and Railway guards are sitting on fast for 36 hours starting from 8 am today at Jantar Mantar to pressurise the Indian Railways to accept their long pending demands including hike in salaries.

Provide info on subscribers, Govt tells cable operators

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government has directed cable operators to furnish it details of the subscribers, including their names, addresses and contact numbers in a bid to step up entertainment tax collection.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa takes oath as MLA

Manjinder Singh Sirsa takes oath as MLA

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Newly elected MLA of Rajouri Garden, Manjinder Singh Sirsa today took oath in Punjabi language as Member of Delhi Legislative Assembly.

MCD Elections: Exit poll predicts BJP win

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:All tensions and speculations over the fate of the three municipal corporations of Delhi will come to rest tomorrow when the counting of votes for the 270 wards will start at 8 in the morning.

POLLS KEEP POLICE ON TOES

Over 850 calls received; 328 turned out to be just hoax

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The police were on their toes yesterday as they received more than one call every minute about election-related grievances during the civic polls. More than 850 calls were received by the police yesterday between 8 am and 7 pm, out of which 328 were hoax.

Government press to be upgraded

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The government press located at Minto Road will be upgraded with all modern technical printing equipment at a cost of Rs 338.56 crore following recommendation of the Standing Finance Committee that has been accepted by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiaha Naidu, a government official said.

Man gets 10 years' jail for raping minor

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Delhi court for raping a 10-year-old girl while rejecting his "lame excuse" that the minor was pressurising him to marry her.

Hall of Nations demolished

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The Hall of Nations and the Hall of Industries, two of Delhi's iconic modern architectural landmarks, celebrated globally, are now history.

100 gyms to come up in DDA parks

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The Union Ministry of Sports Affairs will open 100 gymnasiums in various DDA parks located in different areas.

Will challenge LG’s order on ads: CM

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed as "wrong" Lt Governor Anil Baijal's order to recover Rs 97 crore from the AAP for allegedly spending on the advertisements and said it will be challenged in the court.

Voters puzzled by left ring finger ink rule

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Voters were left puzzled when they found their left ring finger being daubed with indelible ink instead of the index finger during the MCD polls in the city.

Poll results may be rigged, says AAP

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in a meeting held today expressed apprehension that the result of the MCD polls, slated to be declared on April 26, could be "rigged" and the ground for it was being prepared by "floating" exit polls predicting a BJP sweep, sources in the party said.

SEC hauls up news channels over pre-poll survey

24 Apr 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi State Election Commission (SEC) today asked two major news channels to explain the reason for the telecast of the survey they made ahead of the MCD polls, in which they had projected a big BJP win.

DMRC to conduct online survey on its services

24 Apr 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is conducting a month-long ''Customer Satisfaction Survey'' tomorrow onwards through its website to assess how its services can be improved.

Three men roughed up for transporting buffaloes in Kalkaji

24 Apr 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: Three men transporting buffaloes in a truck were allegedly roughed up by members of an animal rights group in Kalkaji, Southeast Delhi, following which cross-complaints have been registered, said a Delhi Police official.

BJP files complaint against Deputy CM

24 Apr 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s appeal on Sunday to people of Delhi to vote against “filth, garbage piles and corruption” if they are fed up obviously did not go down well with the Opposition BJP which filed a complaint against him seeking legal action.

Sanitation remains a key issue for Delhiites

Sanitation remains a key issue for Delhiites

24 Apr 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: Due to scorching heat many Delhiites didn’t turn up for polling this year in MCD elections held today. And some people who wanted to vote were found fighting with the party agents sitting outside polling booths for not having their name in the voter list.

Voters’ voice: It is a triangular battleMCD ELECTIONS

Voters’ voice: It is a triangular battle

24 Apr 2017 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: Even as the 2017 fiercely contested municipal elections are seen as a test of popularity between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, responses from voters in several areas of Delhi largely indicated that reputation of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has suffered a beating in a big way.

CISF returns bag containing Rs 4 L to owner

23 Apr 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:A passenger, Prashant Borar recently got his bag back which he has lost while travelling in a metro from Kashmere Gate to Rithala.

Dust storm, light rain bring relief to Delhi

23 Apr 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:A dust storm accompanied by light rains lashed parts of the national capital offering much-needed relief to Delhiites who were reeling under extreme heat for the past few days.

Man held with 30 pistols

Man held with 30 pistols

23 Apr 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi police today arrested a man carrying 30 semi-automatic pistols, along with one carbine (sten gun) and five live cartridges, near Nizamuddin Bridge, New Delhi, said a Delhi Police official.

Custom Dept more vigilant to prevent gold smuggling at IGI airport

23 Apr 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:The Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, has become a place of choice for gold smugglers.

Delhi Police gears up for MCD polls

23 Apr 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Just a day before the polling of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi, the Delhi Police have made an elaborate arrangement with the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).

Barkha Singh joins BJP

Barkha Singh joins BJP

23 Apr 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Former Delhi Commission for Women chairperson and Congress leader Barkha Singh joined the BJP today.

BJP files complaint against Kejriwal

23 Apr 2017 | 12:38 AM

NEW DELHI:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today took exception to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's remarks that people of Delhi will risk the lives of their children and families by electing the saffron party to power in the three civic bodies, terming it a "threat" ahead of the big-bang municipal corporation polls.

Cong expels Barkha for ‘anti-party activities’

Cong expels Barkha for ‘anti-party activities’

22 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:The Congress today expelled Barkha Shukla Singh from the party for six years, a day after she attacked its vice president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken and quit as local women''s wing chief.

Liquor meant for poll day seized

22 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:With the arrest of Firoz Alam, the Delhi Police today recovered liquor bottles--7802 quarters and 216 bottles (1566 litres) – smuggled from Haryana, meant to be distributed on the day of MCD elections.

Polls in two wards put off

22 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:The elections to two municipal wards— Sarai Peepal Kalan (North MCD) and Maujpur (East MCD)— have been postponed following the deaths of candidates, incidentally both from the Samajwadi Party.

Woman ends life at station

22 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:A 22-year-old woman today allegedly committed suicide after jumping in front of a moving train at Ghitorni Metro station here.

Development plank of BJP versus negative thinking: Jaju

Development plank of BJP versus negative thinking: Jaju

22 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:On the last day of campaigning, BJP national vice-president and Delhi pradesh in-charge Shyam Jaju said the MCD elections have become a contest between BJP’s symbol of development and Kejriwal-Congress, the symbols of negative thinking.

BJP trying to hide MCD graft by projecting Modi: Kejriwal

22 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:Aam Aadmi Party national convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused the BJP of trying to cover up its “corruption and misgovernance” in the three municipal corporations by projecting the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run-up to the April 23 civic polls.

Cong will win 208 seats in MCD polls: Maken

Cong will win 208 seats in MCD polls: Maken

22 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:Congress today claimed that the party will win over 200 seats in the civic body polls scheduled on Sunday.

MCD CAMPAIGNING ENDS

Parties rely on ‘recorded messages’, cycle rickshaws

22 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:With changing times, the tenor of electoral politics— be it the way political parties are canvassing or the methods adopted by them— has undergone a transition, something clearly visible in the national Capital ahead of the elections to the three civic bodies.

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City boy gets 17th all-India rankJEE MAINS EXAMINATIONS

City boy gets 17th all-India rank

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Prabhpreet Singh Sodhi, a student of Apeejay School Jalandhar, has secured the 17th all-India rank in the JEE Main exam whose result was declared today.

RAPE CASE

Minor found pregnant

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: A 14-year-old, speech and hearing-impaired daughter of a migrant labourer in a village near Nakodar was found to be five-month pregnant after being allegedly raped by a 40-year-old of migrant labourer of the same village.

Couple killed in road accident

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: A Kapurthala-based couple was killed in a road accident at Raowali village on the Jalandhar-Pathankot National Highway today.

Stray bull kills 6-year-old boy

Stray bull kills 6-year-old boy

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: In a shocking incident, a stray bull killed a six-year-old child in front of his house today.

Students face shortage of NCERT books in city

Students face shortage of NCERT books in city

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Students in the city have been facing a severe shortage of the NCERT books for the past one month, causing them a lot of inconvenience.

Charity begins at school

Charity begins at school

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR:While parents across the state have waged a war against private schools for selling books, uniforms and shoes, and even filed cases in various district and session courts, Kendriya Vidyalayas across the region have set an example by asking students to donate their old books to junior students.

Surya Enclave extension project yet to take off

Surya Enclave extension project yet to take off

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite major relief provided by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2015 which dismissed a petition filed by some area residents challenging the acquisition of their land for the Surya Enclave extension, the project could not take off to date.

Liquor salesmen allege violation of labour laws

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Jalandhar Wine and Beer Salesmen Employees’ Union have written to the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner alleging gross violation of labour laws by liquor contractors.

GST: Central excise officials prepare to reorganise offices

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: As the government is planning to implement the GST from July 1, field offices of Central Excise and Service Tax are being reorganised under the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).

Farewell PartyCAMPUS NOTES

Farewell Party

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

The PG department of history, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, organised a farewell party for the outgoing students of MA history.

BRIEFLY

Property dispute

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

Two brothers, Johnsons Masih and Rajesh, were attacked with sharp-edged weapons by armed assailants at separate places- near DAV College on the highway and at Chaupati in Hargobind Nagar locality on Wednesday night.

Noose tightened on ‘peti’ mafia

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

Ludhiana: The Excise and Taxation Department on Thursday seized 48 cartons of goods that were being taken to railway station without bills. The cartons contained hosiery goods worth Rs 15 lakh.

Criminal nabbed

28 Apr 2017 | 2:02 AM

AMRITSAR:The Counter intelligence today claimed to have nabbed a notorious criminal wanted in many criminal cases, including attempt to murder and kidnapping.

Mystery shrouds death of migrant worker

Mystery shrouds death of migrant worker

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A migratory worker was found dead inside a factory of the Leather Complex.

‘Tap horticulture to bring about crop diversification’

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: During his visit to Jalandhar after taking over as the Director, Horticulture, Punjab, Pushpinder Singh Aulakh said horticulture can play a vital role in bringing about crop diversification in the state.

Father-son duo gets 3-year RI for assault

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

PHILLAUR: Judicial Magistrate, Phillaur, Ravipal Singh, has sentenced Gurmail Singh and his son Harpreet Singh of Government Polytechnic, Hoshiarpur, to a rigorous imprisonment of three years under Sections 452, 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and six months under Sections 323, read with 34 of the IPC for assaulting Harbans Singh of Dhesian Kanha on October 2 in 2013 with iron rods.

Psychiatry forum condemns Kapurthala administration action

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A meeting of PCMS specialist doctors Association and Psychiatry forum Jalandhar was held today at civil Hospital Jalandhar and both the organisations strongly condemned the action of an organisation at Kapurthala district where they created distress and hampered the smooth functioning of civil Hospital Kapurthala on April 8 and 9.

Woman murdered

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

Phagwara: A woman, identified as Paramjit Kaur of Jagpaulpur village, was reportedly murdered by her brother-in-law Sukhwinder Singh and his son Gurpreet Singh at the village.

Role of property valuation to check black money in realty sector emphasised

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: A national-level seminar on “Valuers of properties and legal aspects” was organised by the Valuers Association.

Admn reviews arrangements for Prez visit

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

PHAGWARA: The civil and police administration of Kapurthala district today took stock of the arrangements being made for the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Lovely Professional University in Phagwara on Wednesday.

Farewell party

Farewell party

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

Jalandhar: The Punjabi Department of Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, organised a farewell party for outgoing students of MA Punjabi.

BJP elated over MCD victory, shuns celebrations to mourn Sukma tragedy

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Overwhelmed by the historic win of the party in the municipal elections in New Delhi on Wednesday, the district unit of the BJP today celebrated the victory ‘silently’ by gathering at the office and observing a two-minute silence in the memory of slain CRPF jawans killed in Naxalite attack in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

Completion certificate to be made mandatory for power connections

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Those who have violated bylaws while constructing their buildings may soon face the music as Municipal Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khehra has written to the Punjab Local Bodies Department to make completion certificate mandatory for getting an electricity connection for the new buildings.

Inter-state gang of robbers busted; 3 held

Inter-state gang of robbers busted; 3 held

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar rural police today arrested three members of an interstate gang of robbers that had been involved in several cases of robbery.

Govt school students to get lessons in welfare schemes through EDUSAT

Govt school students to get lessons in welfare schemes through EDUSAT

27 Apr 2017 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Students from Classes VI to XII of government high and senior secondary schools will get lessons in welfare schemes and scholarships being run in the state through EDUSAT.

CAMPUS NOTES

Industrial visit

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

Jalandhar: The department of ME and ECE of the Lyallpur Khalsa College of Engineering organised an industrial visit for students of mechanical engineering and electronics and Communication engineering to Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant, Ropar, recently.

Two-day sports meet begins at GNA University

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

PHAGWARA: GNA University organised the 2nd GU Sports Meet on the university campus which was inaugurated by S Gurdeep Singh Sihra, pro-chancellor, Dr Prem Kumar, vice-chancellor and Dr Mohd Salim Javed, associate director, sports, in the presence of other staff members.

Shiv Sena flays cow vigilantes

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

PHAGWARA: Punjab Shiv Sena on Tuesday lambasted certain “unscrupulous” cow vigilantes for indulging in provocative and violent acts in the name of cow protection, thereby vitiating the interfaith harmony.

Book on issues concerning democracy launched

Book on issues concerning democracy launched

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Former Union Minister for Law and Justice and ex-MP, Rajya Sabha, Ashwani Kumar visited Lovely Professional University today and interacted with students.

City turning into global crime hub

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: With the recent arrests of over 12 foreign nationals as drug peddlers associated with various international syndicates from the city and also a suspected ISIS militant Ghazi Baba from the Basti area in Jalandhar by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) have shaken security agencies in the region.

Parents meet minister on fee hike issue

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Parents Association today took up the issue fee hike by private schools in Punjab with Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary.

Assailant held in gunshot case

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Manvir Singh (29) who shot a youth in Salarpur village last evening was arrested by the police today.

New-born found dead

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: A new-born baby boy was found dead near Chanan Chowk in Rama Mandi area here today.

‘Keep surroundings clean to ward off malaria’

‘Keep surroundings clean to ward off malaria’

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The Health and Family Welfare Department here today held a seminar at District Training Centre on the occasion of World Malaria Day.

Complaint on drainageof waste

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The Pendu Mazdoor Union today alleged that the landlord community of Fateh Jalal village in the Kartarpur assembly constituency had drained filthy domestic waste water towards the locality of a labour community where labourers were struggling for their rights in the panchayat land.

Sanitation union threatens stir

Sanitation union threatens stir

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: The sanitation workers union of the Municipal Corporation (MC) today threatened to go on an indefinite strike if their demands were not met before May 2.

MC begins waste segregation project

MC begins waste segregation project

26 Apr 2017 | 1:44 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking a leap forward in waste management, the Municipal Corporation (MC) of Jalandhar today began the waste segregation project in the city.

LAND DISPUTE

Youth sustains bullet injury

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR:Panic gripped Salarpur village under the Paragpur police post after a youth sustained bullet injury in a land dispute.

Counter cases lodged, parents meet ACPFEE HIKE

Counter cases lodged, parents meet ACP

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR:Members of the Punjab Parents Association today met ACP Satinder Chaddha regarding an enquiry initiated after a complaint by the DIPS School administration.

CAMPUS NOTES

Int’l conference

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

DAVIET, in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Innovative Research Publication, organised the International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy and Humanities (STEMPH’17) at NTU Campus in Singapore.

Spine injury patients gather for empowerment

Spine injury patients gather for empowerment

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: The Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCIA) organised the third Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Conference ‘Vistaar’ at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium in Lovely Professional University.

RMPI mourns leader’s death

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) today expressed condolences over the death of a senior communist leader, Bakhtaur Singh, a resident of Bathinda.

Admn to take out rally today

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: Schools across the district have been instructed to celebrate World Malaria Day on April 25.

‘Safe, but concerned about Kashmir unrest’

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR: In view of the recent case of harassment of a Kashmiri youth at an engineering college in Rajasthan, Kashmiri youths studying in various universities in the Doaba region have raised concern over safety issues outside the Valley and the growing unrest in Kashmir in the last few months.

800 poor students adopted

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

PHAGWARA: It was a unique moment in Phagwara when Congress MP Sanntokh Singh Chaudhary, Phagwara MLA Som Parkash(BJP) and PPCC general secretary Harjit Singh Parmar shared a stage today, when 800 poor school children were adopted by a the Helping Hands Organisation Phagwara, headed by Harminder Singh Basra.

I watched Bannet’s show keeping a pill under my tongue, says father

I watched Bannet’s show keeping a pill under my tongue, says father

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR:Accepting such a huge adulation in a short span was not that easy for this humble family whose son had once again made Dosanjh Kalan, a village falling in Phillaur tehsil, popular overnight.

A kidnapping case that wasn’t

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

JALANDHAR:What was seen as an abduction case that took place in Dhilwan of Kapurthala district this afternoon turned out to be a case of police action against alleged inter-district liquor smuggling by the evening.

1 killed, 7 hurt in road mishaps

25 Apr 2017 | 2:05 AM

PHAGWARA:One person was killed and seven sustained injuries in two road mishaps that took place near here this evening.

FEE ROW

Parents to meet Police Commissioner today

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: Hundreds of parents gathered at the local Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall today to protest against the charging of “exorbitant fees” by many private schools from students. Gathering under the banner of the Punjab Parents Association, the parents said the district administration, rather than addressing their demands, was building pressure tactics against them to so that their protest and voice against the fee hike might be withdrawn.

Cleanliness driveCAMPUS NOTES

Cleanliness drive

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

The Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions organised a cleanliness drive.

Fashion week held

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR:Student organisation ‘Altiora’ at Lovely Professional University (LPU) organised a three-day ‘Ardour Fashion Week 2017’ for National Model and Designer Hunt at LPU campus, where first Indian to win ‘Mr World’ Title Rohit Khandelwal accorded modeling and designing tips to LPU students.

Northeast fest ends

Northeast fest ends

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: The two-day long North East Fiesta today concluded with much fanfare at MBD Mall here.

Agri-technocrats seek filling of posts in dept

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: The Agriculture Technocrats Action Committee, an organisation of agriculture technocrats of agriculture, horticulture and the Soil Conservation Department, today alleged that no permanentAgriculture Director had been appointed whichwas affecting the functioning of the Agriculture Department.

8 hurt in clash between two liquor groups

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: A clash between two groups of liquor sellers on the premises of the Civil Hospital, Sultanpur Lodhi, left eight persons injured last night.

Orchestra girl commits suicide

Orchestra girl commits suicide

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: An orchestra girl from Nepal allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her rented house at Bhimnagar near Nurpur today.

Tracing General Dyer’s footprints in JalandharHISTORY FILES

Tracing General Dyer’s footprints in Jalandhar

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

General Reginald Dyer, known for his role in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on the day of Baisakhi, on April 13, 1919, had come only a year before to Jalandhar.

Govt to finish project, promises SidhuJANG-E-AZADI PROJECT

Govt to finish project, promises Sidhu

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: Punjab Cabinet Minister for Cultural Affairs and Local Bodies, Navjot Singh Sidhu has said the Congress government is committed towards the completion of the Kartarpur-based Jang-e-Azadi project.

Rapid urbanisation bodes ill for climate: Met expert

24 Apr 2017 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: Expressing its concern over rapid urbanisation leading to frequent thunderstorms and poor monsoon in the state, the Meteorological Department has warned the people of more dire consequences if they do not take remedial measures to protect the Mother Nature.

FEEDBACK

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas.

Four held for forging income proof

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

PHAGWARA: The police have arrested four persons, including two brothers, for alleged fraud, forgery, impersonation and criminal conspiracy.

Fire destroys computer lab in govt school

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

PHAGWARA: Valuable goods were destroyed in fire incidents which broke at several places after windstorm in the region on Friday night.

SC commission seeks details from DC

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

PHAGWARA: The National Commission for SC/ST has summoned Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, and Director, Rural Develoment Panchayat Raj, Punjab, on April 27 to give a detailed report in connection with the alleged harrassment of sarpanch Kanti Mohan in a panchayat land dispute case.

Parents to meet today on fee issue

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

JALANDHAR: In view of the ongoing stand-off between parents and the district administration, a huge gathering of parents has been organised at Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall on Sunday at 3 pm.

Labour Day to mark Russian Revolution’s 100th anniversary

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab Lok Sabhyacharak Manch will observe National Labour Day this year as the centenary celebrations of the Russian Socialist Revolution (1917-2017).

BRIEFLY

Industry body for new focal point

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

Jalandhar: Welcoming the proposed industrial part for the city, the Beopar Sena, Punjab, has said the lone industrial park on Dhogri Road would not be sufficient to fulfill the industrial requirement.

Plantation driveCAMPUS NOTES

Plantation drive

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

Under President Ajit Singh Sethi and members of the school managing committee, World Earth Day was celebrated at Guru Amar Dass Public School, Model Town, Jalandhar.

EARTH DAY

‘Countries must unite to save the planet’

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

JALANDHAR: The Pushpa Gujral Science City today celebrated World Earth Day, where experts discussed the consequences of urbanisation for the planet. The function was jointly organised by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences and Science City.

Majoritarianism threat to democracy: Expert

Majoritarianism threat to democracy: Expert

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

JALANDHAR: In his keynote address at a seminar on jingoism in India, Dr Apoorvanand Jha, HOD, Hindi Department, Delhi University, today said it was not communalism, but majoritarianism, which had spread its tentacles across the world.

Speakers for unified world to solve global crisesAPEEJAY STYA MODEL UNITED NATIONS 2017

Speakers for unified world to solve global crises

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

JALANDHAR: The Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, has been transformed into the “assembly of the United Nations”, with its most-awaited event Apeejay Stya Model United Nations 2017.

Holiday marriage a case of rape, cheating: NRI Commission

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking a serious note in regard to the issue of reports of Kapurthala girl Chand Deep Kaur being allegedly made victim of “holiday marriage” by her NRI husband which appeared in the media two weeks ago, the Punjab State Commission for NRIs has termed it to be a case of cheating and rape too.

Wheat harvesting hit by thunderstorm

Wheat harvesting hit by thunderstorm

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

JALANDHAR: Following the thunderstorm in the region, the harvesting of wheat crop has been badly hit many areas. As per experts, around 25 per cent of the wheat crop in Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts is yet to be harvested.

DDO powers of officials, principals withdrawn

23 Apr 2017 | 1:15 AM

JALANDHAR: With the High Court ruling on the withdrawal of the Drawing and Disbursing powers, three Education Department officials and six principals in the district have been rendered powerless to carry out their functions.

Fire Dept overburdened

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

PHAGWARA : No event was observed in Phagwara to mark the Fire Service Week which is observed throughout the country from April 14 to April 20.

PRIVATE SCHOOL FEE CONTROVERSY

93 principals to conduct raids in 755 schools

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: With the row regarding the charging of alleged hefty fees by various private schools of the district raging, the district education department has deputed 93 principals from across government schools to visit various private schools and determine whether the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Bill Act (2016) was being complied with in these institutions.

Climate change, planet issues catch attention of studentsEARTH DAY

Climate change, planet issues catch attention of students

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

Sanskriti KMV School celebrated World Earth Day with a series of events held for students to invoke respect, concern and action to conserve natural resources.

Lawyers protest amendment in Advocates Act

Lawyers protest amendment in Advocates Act

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The District Bar Association today opposed the recommendation of the Law Commissioner of India sent to the Centre with regard to amendment in Advocates Act, 1961, by way of proposing the Advocate Amendment Bill, 2017.

Couple held with 4.8 kg of opium

Couple held with 4.8 kg of opium

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:The rural police today arrested a couple with 4.8 kg of opium near Kang Khurd village.

Admn meets to discuss dengue prevention

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

On the lines of the dry day campaigns held last year, the district administration will carry out dengue prevention measures on every Friday starting from April 28. This was decided in a meeting of various departments held with DC Varinder Kumar Sharma here this afternoon.

2 more foreign students held for drug peddling

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Continuing its crackdown on foreign nationals involved in drug peddling, the Jalandhar police today arrested three persons, including two Nigerians, and recovered 18 mobiles with SIM cards of various telecom operators and a laptop from them.

Many city buildings found flouting bylaws

Many city buildings found flouting bylaws

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: In major bylaws violation, many prominent buildings and establishments in the city have been found to be operating without a completion certificate for the past many years.

Now, change of power in Goraya MC

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The change of power in the state has begun having its subversion effect even on Nagar Council committees that were having a thin margin.

Sidhu seeks report from MC Commissioner in 21 daysALLEGED IRREGULARITIES IN PHAGWARA CIVIC BODY PROJECTS

Sidhu seeks report from MC Commissioner in 21 days

22 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

PHAGWARA: Taking cognisance of the alleged widespread irregularities in various development projects executed by the Municipal Corporation Phagwara in the past five years, Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu here today told the MC Commissioner to submit a detailed report pertaining to these projects within 21 days.

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Sorry state of affairs in Police Dept

Sorry state of affairs in Police Dept

28 Apr 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA:In what could be termed as a sorry state of affairs in the Police Department, suspects in a case pertaining to the selling of wheat meant for BPL families to others were recommended for clean chit despite objections raised by the incumbent Deputy Commissioner of Police, Dhruman Nimbale.

LIT clears encroachments

LIT clears encroachments

28 Apr 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) today cleared encroachments from a green belt and vacant land in Block A of Bhai Radhir Singh Nagar locality.

Bylaws:Illegal buildings coming up with impunity

Bylaws:Illegal buildings coming up with impunity

28 Apr 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Fingers are being pointed at officials of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation over scores of illegal commercial buildings being constructed in different parts of the city.

JEE MAIN RESULT

Rohan (155), Kanav (167) do city proud

28 Apr 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: The result of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main was declared today.

Residents remember Vinod Khanna

Residents remember Vinod Khanna

28 Apr 2017 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: News of yesteryear Bollywood star Vinod Khanna’s death brought back many memories for the city residents who had met him or who were his great fan and did not miss his single flick.

Noose tightened on 'peti' mafiaSNIPPETS

Noose tightened on 'peti' mafia

28 Apr 2017 | 2:06 AM

Ludhiana: Tightening the noose around the "peti" mafia, the Excise and Taxation Department on Thursday seized 48 cartons of goods that were being taken to railway station without bills.

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