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OP Soni’s arrival halts traffic

OP Soni’s arrival halts traffic

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: After assuming office of the Education Minister of the state, OP Soni arrived in the city to a floral welcome on Wednesday.

DC for lifting of wheat at fast pace

DC for lifting of wheat at fast pace

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The slow pace of lifting of procured wheat from grain markets may soon result in a shortage of space for farmers to unload their grains.

SGPC introduces medical vans for remote areas

SGPC introduces medical vans for remote areas

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: To offer free medical aid to needy in remote border areas, the SGPC flagged off two specially equipped mobile medical vans on Wednesday.

MC removes 4 more kiosks near Ram Bagh ‘deodhi’

MC removes 4 more kiosks near Ram Bagh ‘deodhi’

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: After demolishing the nine kiosks adjacent to the wall of Ram Bagh Gate ‘deodhi’, the MC has now removed four more vends.

Overbridge jumps deadline

Overbridge jumps deadline

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite repeated announcements, the opening of the railway overbridge of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), parallel to the Bhandari railway overbridge, has jumped another deadline as it is far from being complete.

Fatehgarh Churian road in pitiable state

Fatehgarh Churian road in pitiable state

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The pathetic condition of the Amritsar-Fatehgarh Churian stretch has become a threat to the lives of commuters.

Minor girl abducted, rescued within hours

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A minor girl was abducted by a woman while she was playing outside her residence on Tuesday.

Probe initiated as cops thrash two men

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after two cops allegedly thrashed an employee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and his son over the issue of vehicle parking in Sultanwind, the police have initiated a probe to look into the behaviour of the cops.

Fresh case filed against ex-clerk

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: After one and a half year of the scam, the Amritsar rural police have filed yet another case of criminal breach of trust and theft against Harpreet Singh, former registry clerk posted at the Attari sub-division.

We are with you: MC tells employees

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after an MC employee was attacked by a man for recording his video while wasting water, MC Commissioner Sonali Giri assured the staff members that she stood with them and motivated them to continue imposing penalty on the errants.

Challan submitted against nine

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The police submitted a challan against the nine suspects in connection with Inderpreet Singh Chadha’s suicide case on Wednesday.

Man arrested with heroin, firearm

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

TARN TARAN: A drug peddler, Sartaj Singh Taja of Rakh Sarai Amanat Khan, was caught for possessing heroin near the village on Tuesday evening.

Pak artiste Madeeha Gauhar remembered

Pak artiste Madeeha Gauhar remembered

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The theatre fraternity in the city paid tributes to Pakistani theatre thespian and peacenik Madeeha Gauhar, who passed away in Lahore after a long illness.

Veterinarian shares her life notes

Veterinarian shares her life notes

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: For her debut novel, Dr Rana Preet Gill, a Hoshiarpur-based veterinarian, has chosen a subject close to her heart – animals.

Awareness programme on malaria held

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: On the eve of World Malaria Day, the Health Department organised an awareness programme at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Nawan Kot, here on Wednesday.

Lecture on food at GNDU

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

Prof Seamus Higgins representing University of Nottingham, UK, visited Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) here on Wednesday and delivered a special lecture on The Future of Food: Product, Process and Beyond at the Guru Nanak Bhawan Auditorium of the university.

Plant trees that help conserve water: Environmentalist

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR: PS Bhatty, an environmentalist, has said that planting trees according to the ground water levels of each block should be a priority.

Biker hit by bus, killed

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

AMRITSAR:A youth, Akashdeep Singh (18), was killed in a road accident on Amritsar-Khemkaran road near Sursing village on Tuesday.

Pakistan envoy at Golden TempleSNIPPETS

Pakistan envoy at Golden Temple

26 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

Amritsar: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood paid obeisance at the Golden Temple on Wednesday.

Students shine in PSEB examsBRIEFLY

Students shine in PSEB exams

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of Ajit Vidyalaya School performed well in the Class XII PSEB exams. In the commerce stream, seven students have scored above 90 per cent — Harpunnet Kaur (93.11%), Jasmeet Kaur (93.11%) Komalpreet Kaur (91.5 %), Divaspreet Kaur (91.3%), Charanpreet Kaur (90.2 %), Pawandeep Kaur (90.2 %) and Prerna (90%).

DAV college launches alumni portal

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Educational institutes launched their Alumni Portals on Tuesday. The alumni association of the DAV College in partnership with Almabay Company launched an Alumni Portal linked with college website for the benefits of new and old students.

Sikh groups take out march against movie

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Various youth groups including Sikh Youth of Punjab, Sikh Youth Federation Bhindrawala and Jatha Sirlath Khalsa on Tuesday carried out a march in the holy city to protest against the controversial film Nanak Shah Fakir.

Painters use canvas as a medium to express protest

Painters use canvas as a medium to express protest

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: A special exhibition-cum-live painting workshop titled ‘Canvas Dey Rang, Dhiyan De Sang’ (Colours on Canvas, along with daughters) was hosted by Virsa Vihar society to pay tribute to the Kathua rape victim and issues concerning women and child safety.

Beware! Your fruit can be artificially ripened

Beware! Your fruit can be artificially ripened

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Summer season bids arrival of succulent fruit of varied sizes and taste to beat the heat. Fresh fruits having natural flavor and taste are liked by everyone.

Blood donation camp held

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The Nirankari Charitable Foundation organised a blood donation camp here on Tuesday in which 531 people donated blood.

Int’l honour for city hospital’s video on cataract surgery

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: A cataract surgery research video by Dr Om Parkash Eye Institute was awarded with what is called the Oscar of Ophthalmology, the ‘Best of Best’ award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual conference held in Washington DC recently.

4 arrested for robbery

4 arrested for robbery

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police claimed to have cracked the theft case at a mobile assembling company with the arrest of four persons including a woman, here on Tuesday.

Man dies in hit-and-run

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: A person died in a hit-and-run incident on the Kherabad road here on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Kashmir Singh, a resident of Meera Kot Kalan village.

Make admission to meritorious schools more inclusive: Experts

Make admission to meritorious schools more inclusive: Experts

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The academicians have demand that the government must allow students of all government and aided schools to take admission to Government Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students.

CBSE move to have sports period hailed

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: City-based academics have hailed the move of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in which it asked schools to ensure a sport period daily in the timetable.

Aadhaar-linked biometric machines installed at MC office

Aadhaar-linked biometric machines installed at MC office

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation has installed Aadhaar-linked biometric attendance machines at its head office. Employees marked their attended through the machines on Tuesday. They registered their thumb impressions on Monday.

Officials on toes to prevent fire in forest areas

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: As farmers are resorting to burning of crop residue in fields, the Department of Forests and Wildlife has appealed to residents to inform local officials about any such fire incident in forest areas.

Video of Army men’s ransacked house goes viral on social media

Video of Army men’s ransacked house goes viral on social media

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

TARN TARAN: The video of the ransacked house of two brothers, both of whom are Army men and residents of Piddi village, eight km from here, has gone viral on social media. It has caused embarrassment to the district administration.

Undertrial escapes from GND Hospital, three booked

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: An undertrial lodged in the Central Jail escaped from Guru Nanak Dev Hospital during treatment here on Monday. The undertrial has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Happy, a resident of Gurnam Nagar, Sultanwind Road.

MC employee attacked for filming man wasting water

MC employee attacked for filming man wasting water

25 Apr 2018 | 1:34 AM

AMRITSAR: An employee of the MC’s water and sewerage wing was attacked when he made a video of a person allegedly wasting water in Ranjit Avenue here on Monday.

No shifting of duties at GNDH till Aug 31

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The authorities at the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) have instructed the employees not to come with requests for shifting of duties (intra-institute transfers) for the next five months.

GND varsity honours budding artistes

GND varsity honours budding artistes

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) on Monday honoured its student artistes, who won the north zone youth festival organised at Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, and Inter-University National Youth Festival, organised at Ranchi in a special event held at Guru Nanak Bhawan Auditorium.

SGPC committee to probe sacrilege

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Taking cognisance of the sacrilege incident at Bhundar village in Muktsar district last evening, the SGPC has constituted a probe panel.

Seminar on media held

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Agra Saint Peters College, Amrit Vidya Education, Indo-Pak people for Democracy and Peace and other civil organisations collaborated and held an event on the subject ‘Is Indian politics and media ready for transparency?

ROAD SAFETY WEEK

Traffic police hold bike rally

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: To spread awareness about traffic norms among general public, the traffic police on Monday launched road safety week by organising various cultural programmes.

Now, Birmingham flight to take off thrice a week

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: After getting good response from passengers, Air India has increased its flight frequency from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar, to Birmingham from two to three days per week.

CWG bronze medallist honoured

CWG bronze medallist honoured

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in discuss throw, Navjeet Kaur Dhillon was honoured by the Khalsa College management on Monday.

Truck society blacklisted for delayed lifting of wheat

Truck society blacklisted for delayed lifting of wheat

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

TARN TARAN: Accused of delaying the lifting of the procured wheat from the grain markets in the Patti subdivision, the Majha Truck Operator Society was blacklisted by the district administration on Monday.

Wheat harvesting speeds up, 57 grain markets operational

Wheat harvesting speeds up, 57 grain markets operational

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: With the harvesting of wheat crop picking up pace, all 57 grain markets in the district have become operational.

Report sent for action against lab technician

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) authorities have forwarded the case of a lab technician, who was allegedly caught red-handed while prescribing neurology medicines to patients illegally, to the Directorate of Research and Medical Education for further action.

Firing in Akhara, 2 booked for murder attempt

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: A dispute over possession of Akhara (monasteries) Sangla Wala resulted in firing on Sunday.

Youth held for ‘raping’ schoolgirl

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: The Cantonment police have arrested a youth for allegedly raping a teenage girl.

Preneet hails Modi over child rape ordinance

Preneet hails Modi over child rape ordinance

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Congress leader Preneet Kaur, former Union minister, has hailed the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for passing an ordinance on death penalty for child rape.

Man held with fake currency

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, the Amritsar rural police have arrested Satpal Singh of Dashmesh Nagar for allegedly preparing fake currency and circulating in the market.

Eatery manager robbed of Rs 81K

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Ranjit Singh, manager of Subway, a food restaurant franchise, was robbed of Rs 81,000 by armed persons near the Meharbanpura village bus stop late on Sunday evening.

Navneet shines as PSEB Class XII results out, pass percentage drops

Navneet shines as PSEB Class XII results out, pass percentage drops

24 Apr 2018 | 1:38 AM

AMRITSAR: Navneet Kaur of Dashmesh Public Senior Secondary School, Mehta Chowk, has come out with flying colors in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) provisional result declared on Monday.

SNIPPETS

Students honoured

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

SCHOOLGIRL ABDUCTED:Tarn Taran: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs Surinderjeet Singh Ahluwalia has called upon the Sikh youths to be ‘sabat surat’ (unshorn hair and beard) besides promoting their mother tongue Punjabi.

Boy sodomised

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

TARN TARAN: A teenager allegedly sodomised a seven-year-old boy of Shahbazpur village, 15 km from here, inflicting severe injuries on him on Saturday.

Two held with intoxicants

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sadar police have arrested Sanjiv Kumar, alias Bau, of Tung Bala locality and Gourav Kumar of New Kapoor Nagar for allegedly possessing over 1,000 intoxicating tablets.

Session on heart ailments

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Doctors’ Association, Amritsar, organised a seminar on heart ailments on Sunday.

Plantation drive marks Earth Day

Plantation drive marks Earth Day

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Verka, the flagship brand of the state owned Milfed, and other organisations celebrated Earth Day on Sunday.

600 ACET students get degrees

600 ACET students get degrees

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology (ACET) held its fifth convocation and prize distribution ceremony on its campus on Saturday.

After penning book, rickshaw puller begins social service

After penning book, rickshaw puller begins social service

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: A rickshaw puller, Rajbir Singh, who wrote a book last year and got overwhelming response from readers, has come up with the second edition of the book.

BJP hits out at Congress for power tariff hike in state

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The BJP has slammed the Congress for 20 per cent hike in power tariff in a year in the state.

400 women honoured

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Social Welfare Society gave away ‘Maan Dhiyan Da’ awards to 400 meritorious girl students and women achievers of varied fields in the city.

Neurosurgeons’ convention

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Neurosurgeons of north west zone organised a conference in association with Fortis hospital on Sunday.

No breakthrough in GNDU lecturer missing case

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Six months after the mysterious disappearance of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) lecturer Sukhpreet Kaur Brar, the investigation has reached a dead end.

Farmers start burning stubble

Farmers start burning stubble

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite ban, farmers in the district have started burning stubble.

Nagar kirtan in remembrance of  Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

Nagar kirtan in remembrance of Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: A nagar kirtan to commemorate the tri-centennial anniversary of Sikh warrior Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was organised in Amritsar on Sunday.

Insurance firm fined for repudiating medical claim, to pay Rs 3.35 lakh

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 3,35,678 along with Rs 2,000 as litigation expenses to a resident whose medical claim was earlier repudiated.

Highly-educated men take to driving cabs

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Amid lack of high-paying jobs, city residents, including highly-educated youths, are taking to driving cabs for firms providing web-based cab services in the city.

Extremism has no place in modern world: Minister

Extremism has no place in modern world: Minister

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation SS Ahluwalia on Sunday said that extremism had no place in the modern world and education must put emphasis on liberal values.

Gangsters’ aide caught with firearm, cartridges

Gangsters’ aide caught with firearm, cartridges

23 Apr 2018 | 1:07 AM

AMRITSAR: In a major breakthrough, the city police have arrested Gurjit Singh, an associate of notorious gangsters Harry Chatha and Gopi Ghanshampuria, on Sunday.

SNIPPETS

Man booked for theft

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

Tarn Taran: A domestic servant has been booked for theft in Bhikhiwind.

Revetments to be raised at Beas to prevent soil erosionTARN TARAN DIARY

Revetments to be raised at Beas to prevent soil erosion

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

Farmers of Verowal and Darapur Mand villages, who have been crying for attention to their crops which often get damaged due to the frequent increase in the water level of the Beas river, hope that their woes would come to an end soon with the visit of Beas MLA Santokh Singh Bhalaipur.

Storytelling session at District Library

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: In an attempt to promote the habit of reading among children, the District Library has been hosting storytelling sessions for the students of government schools in the city.

Institutes observe Earth Day

Institutes observe Earth Day

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: Various schools in the city celebrated Earth Day on Saturday.

Baisakhi celebrated

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A special carnival of dance and music was organised as a part of Baisakhi celebrations at Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, Sultanwind Link Road, on Saturday.

Alternatives to plastic bags to be publicised

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The 2018 theme for The Earth Day is working towards creation of a plastic free environment.

CBSE move brings cheers

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The move of the Central Board of Secondary Education to compensate the students for typing errors in the English question paper has brought joy to the students and their parents in the city.

Electrification begins on Pathankot rail track

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The Railways has commenced electrification work on the track between Amritsar and Pathankot.

Citizen Facilitation Centre in city still a distant dream

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite residents'' demand and government directions, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed so far to set up the Citizen Facilitation Centre (CFC) to make all of its wings digital.

Two held with ganja, charas

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: The CIA staff have arrested two persons with 3.

Wheat lifting picking up pace, says DC

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sanga on Saturday said that the procurement of wheat had been increasing in the district.

In-laws booked four months after woman commits suicide

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: More than four months after the death of a married woman, the police have booked her in-laws for abetment of suicide.

Now, pay fine for wastage of water

Now, pay fine for wastage of water

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: Keeping in view the water crisis in various parts of the country, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has planned to impose fine for water wastage.

Woman ends life, in-laws booked

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A 30-year-old woman, Rajwinder Kaur, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at Tangra here on Friday.

Chheharta man severely injured in assault, stable

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A group of men barged into a house in Chheharta and assaulted its owner, leaving him severely injured.

Financier’s employee robbed

22 Apr 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: A private firm’s collection agent was robbed of Rs 30,000, a mobile phone and his wallet near Tangra here on Friday.

SNIPPETS

City girl selected for Indonesia contest

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

JEWELLERY: Tarn Taran: Four persons have been arrested for possessing heroin.

Two youths injured in attack; six booked

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Two youths sustained serious injuries when a group of persons attacked them on Friday.

Tobacco found in cooler at jail

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central Jail authorities have confiscated a huge quantity of cigarettes bundles and tobacco kept inside a water cooler donated by a jail inmate, who was recently released from the jail.

Girl commits suicide; FIR lodged against 3

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: A 22-year-old girl, identified as Ramandeep Kaur, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence at Loharaka Khurd village on Wednesday evening.

Paintings on Guru Nanak Dev displayed

Paintings on Guru Nanak Dev displayed

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: A city-based artist Aruna Sharma has created replicas of the original paintings based on the life of first Sikh Guru that were displayed at the National Museum of London.

Women hold march over Kathua rape case

Women hold march over Kathua rape case

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Demanding swift justice in the Kathua rape case and seeking women’s safety from the district administration, members of literary forums took out a march in the city on Friday.

Preserve city’s heritage character: Residents

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: The city celebrated the World Heritage Day three days ago with fervour but it has not much to rejoice as it still struggles to maintain its heritage character.

‘Changes in eligibility for admissions to meritorious schools to reduce competition’

‘Changes in eligibility for admissions to meritorious schools to reduce competition’

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: The lowering of the marks for appearing in the entrance test for admission to Senior Secondary Residential Schools for Meritorious Students has not gone down well with educationists in the city.

Power cuts to prevent short-circuit in wheat fields

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: To prevent accidental fires in wheat fields during the harvesting season, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has started imposing power cuts in rural areas during the daytime.

Survey on damaged crop ordered

Survey on damaged crop ordered

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sangha on Friday directed revenue officials to hold survey of villages falling under the Baba Bakala subdivision where crop was damaged by unseasonal showers and hailstorm that has created panic among farmers.

Educational tour: 16-year-old represents city in Japan

Educational tour: 16-year-old represents city in Japan

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Sixteen-year-old Pulkit, a student of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall road, has made the city proud by being a part of an educational tour to Japan, under the Japan–Asia Youth Exchange programme, also known as Sakura Exchange programme in science, from April 8 to 14 .

Admn to look for another site for international trade centre

Admn to look for another site for international trade centre

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: Unsatisfied over the present location of the international trade, exhibition-cum-convention centre at the erstwhile central jail site on the airport road, the district administration has been planning to find another site for the same.

MCdemolishes 16 buildings partially

MCdemolishes 16 buildings partially

21 Apr 2018 | 1:13 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation (MC), led by Commissioner Sonali Giri, conducted a major demolition drive in the city on Friday.

Prize distribution function heldBRIEFLY

Prize distribution function held

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

Amritsar: The annual prize distribution and felicitation function was organised at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall road. Students were awarded stoles, trophies and cash prizes.

Use better biometric machines to mark attendance: Teachers

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Government Teacher Union Democratic Teachers'' Front has criticised the state Education Department for “using poor technology” to mark attendance of the staff. The union said biometric machines did not work.

Teachers up in arms

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

TARN TARAN: Representatives of different teachers'' organisations under the banner of ‘Sarkari School Sikhia Bachao Manch’, Punjab (Save Government School Education) in its district body meeting organised here on Thursday lodged strong protest against filing of charge-sheets against the teachers opposing non-educational work assigned to them by the Education Department.

Ghazal maestro’s performance leaves audience asking for morePATHANKOT DIARY

Ghazal maestro’s performance leaves audience asking for more

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

It was a delightful week for cultural and literary fan lovers. In the first event, named “Mehfil-2018”, ghazal maestro Ustad Ghulam Abbas Khan of famous Rampur Sahaswan Gharana left audience awe struck at the newly renovated Lt Col Karnan Singh auditorium.

On mission to revive humour

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Continuing with his efforts to revive and give a platform to the Bhand and Marasi community, Dastak Theatre’s Rajendra Singh will be heading folk artists from the Bhand community to perform at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh.

World Heritage Day celebrated

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Amritsar Chapter, organised a folk song and folk dance competition for school students on Wednesday at Cambridge International School, Loharka Road, Amritsar.

Three, including girl, booked for blackmailing retd employee

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked three persons including a girl who posed as journalists for blackmailing and extorting money from a retired District Public Relations Office employee Harparminder Singh.

Khalsa College introduces course in theatre studies

Khalsa College introduces course in theatre studies

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to produce Punjabi theatre legends such as Dr Harcharan Singh, Dr Gurdyal Singh Phull Bhisham Sahni, Atamjit, Jatinder Brar and Kewal Dhaliwal, Khalsa College has introduced a graduate degree course in theatre studies.

11 water samples fail, MC refuses to budge

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The potable water samples recently collected by the Health Department from various localities have put residents in a quandary. The 11 collected samples where MC has been supplying water have failed.

Unexpected turbulence makes passengers jittery

Unexpected turbulence makes passengers jittery

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Passengers on Air India Flight 462, which took off from the Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport at 2.50 pm for New Delhi had a harrowing time mid air.

Wife, brother booked on murder charge

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

TARN TARAN: A woman identified as Baljit Kaur and her paramour brother-in-law (husband’s brother) Jagjit Singh Jagga of Rattoke village have been booked under Section 302, 34 IPC in connection with the death of Baljit’s husband Varinder Singh, an army personnel, who died on November 19, 2016 under mysterious circumstances.

Flesh trade racket busted, 7 arrested

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: The Beas police have arrested eight persons, including owner of a hotel near Rayya on Amritsar-Jalandhar highway and his manager for allegedly running a flesh trade racket. The police booked three couples, who were found in an objectionable positions, under Sections of Immoral Trafficking Act.

Unforeseen showers, hailstorm create panic among farmers

Unforeseen showers, hailstorm create panic among farmers

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Unexpected showers and hailstones on Thursday evening caused much disappointment to the farmers who were all set to harvest their ripened wheat crop. The showers, which lasted for almost 15 minutes, left the farmers worried as the rain can cause great damage to their standing crop resulting in loss of yield.

Punish guilty with death sentence, demands CPIKATHUA AND UNNAO RAPE CASES

Punish guilty with death sentence, demands CPI

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Workers of the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Thursday staged a protest outside the Hall gate area against the rape and murder incidents in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh that shook the entire nation and fuelled protest all over the country.

Residents use BRTS lane as thoroughfare in city

Residents use BRTS lane as thoroughfare in city

20 Apr 2018 | 1:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the police department has challaned several people for driving in the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) lane, constructed exclusively for plying BRTS buses, commuters continue to violate the rules with impunity.

Amritsar, last 7 days...

67 services to go online

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: In the coming days, with the implementation of e-governance project, the residents will not have to come to the Municipal Corporation office for map approval, water-sewerage connection or birth-death certificates as the civic body has decided to make work of all its branches online.

CUP may shift students to college hostel

CUP may shift students to college hostel

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Even as the Central University of Punjab (CUP) is all set to relocate to its newly constructed campus at Ghudda village soon, the university plans to shift some of its students to the boys’ hostel of Government Rajindra College here, as the work on its new boys’ hostel at Ghudda is yet to be completed.

MC workers stall work, go on indefinite strike

MC workers stall work, go on indefinite strike

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the municipal workers union went on an indefinite strike over the recommendation of the suspension of SDO Rajinder Kumar by Mayor Balwant Rai Nath in proceedings of the general house meeting held on April 20.

9 cases of Excise Act in 24 hours

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Nine cases under the Excise Act have been registered in the past 24 hours in the district.

Thousands appear for economics re-exam

Thousands appear for economics re-exam

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Thousands of students in the district on Wednesday appeared for the Class XII CBSE economics re-examination.

Man objects to ‘indecent’ acts at park, beaten up

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Some youths beat up a resident by barging into his house located opposite the Dadi-Poti park in the Model Town Phase-3 area.

Shortage of medicines ails Civil Hospital

Shortage of medicines ails Civil Hospital

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The state government may have claimed that they are providing free medicines to the patients visiting the Civil Hospital, but the fact is otherwise.

4.14 lakh kids to be vaccinated against measles-rubella

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The Health Department on Wednesday convened a meeting regarding the measles and rubella vaccination campaign, which is scheduled to start in the district on May 1.

MCB to hire vehicles from JITF for garbage collection

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has planned to hire vehicles (compactor) from JITF company for the door-to-door garbage collection work in the city.

Two liquor godowns sealed

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

Bathinda: A mobile wing of the Excise and Taxation Department sealed two godowns of liquor at Tapa Mandi in Barnala district on Tuesday.

Stray cattle roam around, endanger patient

Stray cattle roam around, endanger patient

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: To curb the menace of stray cattle on the premises of Civil Hospital, the hospital authorities through various correspondences with Max Hospital had installed an animal catcher on the entrance gate of Max Hospital a few months ago.

MC prepares street parking plan, residents fume

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) is preparing its street parking plan under which streets will be kept free from the vehicles and if anybody parks a vehicle on the busy roads such as Ajit road, Bhagu Road and others, a penalty will be imposed on the violator.

Water supply workers protest over revised rates

Water supply workers protest over revised rates

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Water Supply and Sanitation Contract Workers’ Union Punjab on Wednesday staged a protest against the officials of the department.

Skill mela for unemployed tomorrow

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: Punjab Skill Development Mission in collaboration with District Employment Bureau is organizing “Skill Mela” on April 27, 2018 in Employment bureau office near Children`s Park, Bathinda.

Students pledge to obey traffic rules

26 Apr 2018 | 12:41 AM

BATHINDA: A seminar on traffic rules and road safety was organised on Punjabi University Campus at Maur here on Wednesday.

Buildings lie unused for want of furniture at govt college

Buildings lie unused for want of furniture at govt college

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Even though a couple of buildings were constructed at Government Rajindra College four years ago, they have failed to serve the purpose in the absence of required infrastructure.

Nine GZSCCET students get placement

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Under a special placement drive, nine students of the textile engineering department of Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET) has been selected for recruitment by the Oswal Group of Industries, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.

3 cases of clash over old rivalries registered

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Three cases of clash over old rivalries were on Tuesday registered by the police in the district.

Poor kids to get primary education at doorstep

Poor kids to get primary education at doorstep

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

FARIDKOT: To hone educational skills of slum kids, particularly out-of-school girls, the District Red Cross Society and the School Education Department in Faridkot have started organising evening classes in the slum area of Sanjay Nagar here to enable these children to join the mainstream schools.

Farmers upset over tardy pace of lifting wheat

Farmers upset over tardy pace of lifting wheat

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

MALOUT: The tardy pace of wheat lifting in the district has irked farmers.

GURU GOBIND SINGH MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL

Docs demand raise in monthly stipend

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

FARIDKOT: Around 100 junior doctors of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot have sought the state government’s help as the amount they are getting for their job is less than the minimum wages fixed for the unskilled labour.

Protest over pruning of schemes

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

Barnala: Residents from Khudi Kalan village on Tuesday protested against the Food and Civil Supplies Department for deleting their names from the lists of beneficiaries of various social welfare schemes.

Two arrested with heroin

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons have been arrested under the NDPS Act in the district in separate incidents.

Inmate dies at Central Jail

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: An inmate, undergoing term in an attempt to murder case, died at the Central Jail at Gobindpura village on Monday night.

Meritorious School registers 100 per cent result

Meritorious School registers 100 per cent result

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Senior Secondary School for Meritorious Students, Bathinda, have brought laurels to their institution by registering 100 per cent result in the PSEB Class XII exams, barring a few re-appears in physics.

50-km gas pipeline to be laid in Bathinda

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Gujarat State Petronet Limited will lay 50-km gas pipeline and would also supply liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to households in the district.

Students block road, commuters pay

Students block road, commuters pay

25 Apr 2018 | 1:10 AM

BATHINDA: Commuters were on the receiving end following a protest by students of Central University of Punjab (CUP) at the Bathinda-Mansa highway over the death of a fellow student due to alleged negligence of the authorities concerned on Tuesday.

Sub-panel members to visit other cities to review LED lights

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the subcommittee will now visit Mohali and other cities in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to review the LED streetlights installed by them to see how cost effective they are proving.

Faulty traffic lights start functioning again

Faulty traffic lights start functioning again

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: After the issue of hike in accidents due to non operational traffic lights on the stretch between Bibiwala Chowk and Rose Garden Chowk was

City resident files complaint over hefty parking fee

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: A city resident has lodged a complaint with the Local Bodies Department Chief Secretary over the issue of overcharging of parking fee by the contractor at the Rose garden and the Joggers’ Park in the city.

Employees protest, seek hike in salaries

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BARNALA: Employees of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department, who are working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act scheme, on Tuesday held a protest in front of the Barnala DC office and sought a hike in their salaries.

Setting wife afire: Accused still at large

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: The Nathana police conducted raids at three places in Faridkot district, including Delianwali village, for the arrest of Amrik Singh and his mother on Monday, but could not find both.

Gang of two-wheeler lifters active in city

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: A gang of two-wheeler thieves has been active in the city for the past month because close to 30 two wheelers had been stolen.

Water tanks at Joggers’ Park cry for attention

Water tanks at Joggers’ Park cry for attention

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Joggers’ Park is crying for attention and the civic authority seems to be least bothered about it as water stored in the four water tanks is dirty as thick algae is floating over it.

Four injured in clash at tehsil complex

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Four persons were injured in a clash between two groups outside the tehsil complex at Phul town over the registry of land situated at Jiyud village.

Goods worth lakhs gutted in 2 shops

Goods worth lakhs gutted in 2 shops

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: A fire broke out at two shops situated at the Court road on Monday morning.

Badminton meet: Specially abled boy brings laurels to dist

Badminton meet: Specially abled boy brings laurels to dist

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Yashveer Goyal, a specially abled boy, has brought laurels to the district by winning silver and bronze medals in the double and individual categories, respectively, in the 9th Punjab State Deaf Badminton Championship, organised by the Punjab Deaf and Dumb Sports Association, on April 22 in Chandigarh.

Fancy numbers: 0013 sold for Rs 2.54 lakh

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: In a first, the auction of fancy numbers was conducted under the e-auction system in the district with an aim to bring in transparency.

Muktsar gets overall first rank

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

MALOUT: As Muktsar district has outshined other districts by getting the overall first position in pass percentage in the PSEB Class XII results declared on Monday, the teaching community here has got a reason to smile.

Faridkot girl stands third with 99.96 per cent

Faridkot girl stands third with 99.96 per cent

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

FARIDKOT: Mandeep Kaur of Sant Mohan Das Memorial Senior Secondary School, Kot Sukhia, stood third in the state in the sports category with 99.

PSEB CLASS XII RESULTS

Bathinda fares better than last year

24 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

BATHINDA: Bathinda district has managed to fare better in the Class XII examinations conducted by the Punjab State Education Department, the results of which were declared on Monday.

SNIPPETS

Wheat lifting: Farmers protest

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

Muktsar: Irate over the slow pace of wheat lifting from the local grain market, a large number of farmers on Sunday lodged protest here.

Seminar on dilution of SC/ST Act held

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Association for Democratic Rights Punjab held a seminar related to dilution of the SC/ST Act by the Supreme Court here on Sunday.

Awareness camp

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

Bathinda: An awareness camp was organised for pregnant women at the Delhi Heart Hospital on Saturday evening.

World Earth Day celebrated

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: NSS Department of Baba Farid Group of Institutions celebrated World Earth Day.

400 receive degrees at Govt Rajindra College

400 receive degrees at Govt Rajindra College

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Around 400 students of Government Rajindra College, who had completed their graduation and postgraduation in 2014-15 and 2015-16, received degrees during the convocation ceremony here on Sunday.

TSPL holds blood donation camp

TSPL holds blood donation camp

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA:Talwandi Sabo Power Limited in collaboration with District Blood Bank, Mansa had organised a blood donation camp at occupational health Centre of TSPL.

664 cases settled in Lok Adalat

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 664 cases were disposed of at the Lok Adalat here on Sunday.

Anganwadi workers to intensify agitation

Anganwadi workers to intensify agitation

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Ahead of their state-level protest against the state government, members of the All-Punjab Anganwadi Employees’ Union convened a meeting at Teachers’ Home here on Sunday.

Accused of Goniana accident still at large

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA:The Nehianwala police have failed to find both accused, responsible for the accident that took place near Hariraipur village, in which an eleven-year-old girl and a woman got killed.

Market committee carries out cleanliness drive

Market committee carries out cleanliness drive

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Taking ahead the legacy and responding to the Nation’s call, the Market Committee of Bathinda carried out a massive cleanliness drive at Gandhi Market and Mohalla Teliyan Wala areas of Bathinda.

Faridkot Civil Hospital honoured for quality health services

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

FARIDKOT: The Civil Hospital here has become the first hospital in the Malwa region that has received National Quality Assurance Certification (NQAC).

Woman raped at Shikhupura village

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A man allegedly raped a married woman after threatening her at Shiekhupura village in Talwandi Sabo subdivision.

Hospital tiles dislocate, plaster peels off walls

Hospital tiles dislocate, plaster peels off walls

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The building of Mother and Child Hospital is crying for attention as plaster has peeled off from walls and tiles are dislocated at several spots.

Family missing in Pakistan since 2015, no clue yet

Family missing in Pakistan since 2015, no clue yet

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

FARIDKOT: Over three years of efforts of the police and intelligence agencies to dig into the mobile phone record of a family of four members of Faridkot, who had gone missing in Pakistan in April 2015, have failed to make any breakthrough.

Suspecting infidelity, man sets wife ablaze

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: A class IV employee of the Education Department set his wife on fire at Bibiwala village on Saturday afternoon as he was doubtful of her character.

Appointment of nodal officers not well received by councillors

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Councillors have raised objection over the appointment of nodal officers in the wards by the Municipal Commissioner recently.

OVERCHARGING

MC cancels contract of eight parking lots

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) has cancelled the contract of eight parking lots in the city owing to alleged over-charging by the contractors.

Residents want rollback of power tariff hike

Residents want rollback of power tariff hike

23 Apr 2018 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: City residents have flayed the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (PSERC) decision to hike power tariff by 2.

Hit by water supply, residents protest

Hit by water supply, residents protest

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Though the water supply to various part of the city has resumed, residents of mini secretary road area said they were not getting water.

NON-PAYMENT OF SALARIES

Contractual teachers threaten to launch agitation in state

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Contractual teachers working under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) on Saturday announced to launch agitations across the state if their salaries were not disbursed immediately.

Slow lifting leads to glut-like situation at mandis in district

Slow lifting leads to glut-like situation at mandis in district

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Wheat procurement may have started at the grain markets of the district, but the slow pace of lifting is giving the farmers sleepless nights.

High Court to hear BDA plot case now on April 30

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: A hearing in the case of possession not being given by the Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) to 155 allottees of residential plots on 36 acres of land at the old Central Jail site was held in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday.

Five booked for assault

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Five persons have been booked for allegedly assaulting two brothers, who are engaged in a transport business.

Three booked for stealing material worth Rs 3.59 lakh

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Three persons have been booked for stealing valuable material worth Rs 3.59 lakh from a showroom situation on the Mall road.

IMA forms panel to probe cases of medical negligence

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Following the recent spike in alleged medical negligence cases in the city, the local unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has formed a committee to probe such cases in future.

11-yr-old girl among two dead in road mishap

11-yr-old girl among two dead in road mishap

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: An 11- year-old girl and a woman were killed in a road accident after a Verna car hit a Maruti car from the rear at Hariraipur village on Saturday morning.

Education Dept announces merger of SSA, RMSA, TE

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

FARIDKOT: The state Education Department has announced the merger of three Centrally-sponsored schemes — Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE) — with Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.

Fire engulfs wheat crop on 22 acres

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Wheat crop on 22 acres was gutted in a fire that broke out in Bhagta village on Saturday.

To boost income, exemption on property tax cancelled

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Residents with houses measuring 125 square yard and vacant plots may also have to the pay property tax every year as the state government, in order to improve the economic condition of municipal corporations and to take funds from the Union government under the Amrut scheme, has decided to cancel the relaxation on the property tax given by it so that 100 per cent tax can be recovered.

City boy shines in Mumbai contest

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Bharat Ahuja, a third year student of the Department of Architecture at Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCET), has been declared the first runner-up of the ‘Vivek Punjabi Visions Award 2018’ held in Mumbai this week.

City-based judoka to represent country at Asian meet in Lebanon

City-based judoka to represent country at Asian meet in Lebanon

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Adding another feather to his cap, city-based judo player Harshdeep Singh Brar (20) has been selected to participate in the Junior Asian Judo Championship to be held in Lebanon in May.

‘Avoid steroids, follow healthy diet to prevent kidney diseases’

‘Avoid steroids, follow healthy diet to prevent kidney diseases’

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Addressing a press conference here on Friday, a team of renowned kidney transplant surgeons from the region talked about treatment and prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

70 students attend session on RTI Act

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The Regional Centre, Bathinda, of the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) Punjab organised a one-day RTI Act, 2005 awareness seminar at the Punjabi University Regional Centre on Friday.

204 get degrees during convocation

204 get degrees during convocation

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Baba Farid College organised its third convocation here on Thursday.

Ujjwala scheme: 3K gas connections distributed

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Following the directions of the Central government, as many as 3,000 gas connections were distributed among the beneficiaries under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in the district.

Speed up lifting: DC to agencies

Speed up lifting: DC to agencies

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra on Friday directed procurement agencies to speed up lifting to avoid a glut-like situation at grain markets in the district.

10 years on, dist Sports Dept sans permanent judo coach

10 years on, dist Sports Dept sans permanent judo coach

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The district Sports Department has been without a permanent judo coach for the past 10 years.

9 agenda items passed at General House meeting

9 agenda items passed at General House meeting

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: The General House meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda convened on Friday turned into a war of words among the Mayor, councillors and civic body officers.

Fire destroys wheat on five acres in Barnala

Fire destroys wheat on five acres in Barnala

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BARNALA: Wheat crop on five acres and stubble on 110 acres were gutted in a fire that broke out in various villages of Barnala district.

Aeronautical engineering college to start in August: Tech varsity VC

Aeronautical engineering college to start in August: Tech varsity VC

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

BATHINDA: After the Punjab government decided to set up Punjab State Aeronautical Engineering College (PSAEC) in Patiala, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohan Paul Singh Ishar convened a meeting of officials of PSAEC and university here on Friday.

PG candidates asked to join allotted seats in three days

21 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

FARIDKOT: After keeping the joining of around 500 MBBS and BDS doctors to their allotted medical and dental colleges for postgraduate (PG) courses under suspension for over two weeks, the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Friday asked all of them to join the allotted seats in three days.

11 items on agenda to be tabled todayGENERAL HOUSE MEETING

11 items on agenda to be tabled today

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: A total of 11 agenda items worth Rs 3.25 crore will be discussed at the General House meetings of the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda on Friday.

Married woman ends life

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

Faridkot: A 27-year-old married woman committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Dana Romana village under Kotkapura sadar police station here.

Youth ends life

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: A 23-year-old youth has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Amarpura Basti.

Farmers told to use wheat straw as mulching material

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

MALOUT: The Horticulture Department has appealed to farmers to use wheat stubble as mulching material in orchards and vegetable fields to save environment.

Information kiosk installed at Faridkot judicial complex

Information kiosk installed at Faridkot judicial complex

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

FARIDKOT: To help the litigants and general public in knowing the present status of a judicial case in different courts of Faridkot, District and Sessions Judge on Thursday inaugurated a digital info kiosk at the judicial complex here.

Man arrested for forging verification documents

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Rama police arrested a shopkeeper from Phullokhari village on Thursday for forging police verification documents of labourers working at Guru Gobind Singh Refinery.

Bathinda DC unveils Rs 10,608-cr annual plan

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra on Wednesday released the annual credit plan of the district amounting to Rs 10,608 crore for 2018-19.

Admission to meritorious schools begins in state

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Society for Promotion of Quality Education for Poor and Meritorious Students of Punjab, Punjab School Education Board, has issued a notice announcing the registration for admission to Class XI in 10 meritorious schools based in Amritsar, Bathinda, Hakumat Singh Wala village in Ferozpur, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala and Ghabdhan village in Sangrur in the non-medical, medical and commerce streams and Talwara township for only girls in the commerce and humanities streams.

Kathua rape: Cong activists hold protest for justice

Kathua rape: Cong activists hold protest for justice

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

MALOUT: Congress activists on Thursday hold a protest against the Central government by blocking the Abohar-Delhi national highway for a few minutes.

Mansa DC inspects wheat procurement centres

Mansa DC inspects wheat procurement centres

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner, Mansa, on Thursday inspected the process of wheat procurement and lifting in the grain markets of Bhikhi and Budhlada in Mansa district.

ENT surgeons from UK visit BFUHS

ENT surgeons from UK visit BFUHS

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

FARIDKOT: A team of doctors from the Medway NHS Foundation Trust, a public health benefit corporation in England, on Thursday visited Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) Faridkot.

Sasti Rasoi closed in Goniana, Bhucho

Sasti Rasoi closed in Goniana, Bhucho

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: After a couple of months of its inception, the Sasti Rasoi in Goniana and Bhucho Mandi have been shut down.

Last date for applying subsidy on green manure seeds is April 25

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab government is providing subsidy for improving the health of the soil by using green manure seeds.

DEIC sees rise in children suffering from anaemia

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to rising awareness and screening of children affected by anaemia at government schools in the district, the number of patients at District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) has increased manifold in the past two years.

Migrant farm labourers suffer as trains get delayed

Migrant farm labourers suffer as trains get delayed

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: Railway passengers are at the receiving end these days as a majority of the trains are running behind their scheduled timetable.

Scarcity to end soon as water released into canal

Scarcity to end soon as water released into canal

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The water shortage woes, which had hit the city due to Sirhind canal closure, may end soon as water has been released into the canal.

GOVT RAJINDRA COLLEGE

Hotel management department grapples with shortage of staff

20 Apr 2018 | 12:39 AM

BATHINDA: The hotel management department of Government Rajindra College is grappling with lack of infrastructure and staff.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Raging bulls claim life

Raging bulls claim life

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PANCHKULA: A fight between two bulls claimed the life of a 37-year-old resident of Budanpur village in Sector 16 here on Wednesday afternoon.

Oldest CBI graft case ends today

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The oldest graft case pending in the CBI court here is set to finish on Thursday when a decorated sub-inspector of the Chandigarh police, along with a trader, will be awarded the quantum of sentence.

PGI slapgate: Doc tenders apology

PGI slapgate: Doc tenders apology

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The woman doctor, who had repeatedly slapped an HIV patient at the New OPD of the PGI, has tendered an apology in writing and expressed regret over her action.

Seven walk free in PU firing case

Seven walk free in PU firing case

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge RK Sharma on Wednesday acquitted seven persons in a case pertaining to firing on the Panjab University campus here in 2016.

Car robbed at gunpoint recovered

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Verna car that was robbed at gunpoint by car thief Jagseer Singh, alias Seera, and his accomplices, in Sector 35 on March 17, has been recovered by the UT police from Sector 25.

HELMET FOR WOMEN

UT Admn places draft notification before HC

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration placed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court a draft notification on making helmet mandatory for women riders, except those wearing a turban, on Wednesday.

214 take part in Road Safety Week celebrations

214 take part in Road Safety Week celebrations

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police is celebrating the 29th Road Safety Week-2018, with the theme ‘Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha’, as part of which a painting competition and face painting competition on road safety was organised by the Chandigarh Traffic Police at Multipurpose Hall, Police Lines, Sector 26, on Wednesday.

Amid high drama at DAV College, students exchange blows

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: A high drama was witnessed at DAV College, Sector 10, when two groups of students having affiliation to different student parties entered into a fight during a protest against the college authorities for detaining around 250 students due to the short attendance.

Panel warns schools against irregularities

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Right (CCPCR) took a suo-moto action following allegations against schools for indulging in irregularities.

NGO honours 30 govt school students

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students and teachers of Hamari Kaksha, an NGO working in the field of educating less privileged children, celebrated Achievement Day at Government School, Sector 4, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula.

Event showcases Mirza Ghalib’s love for Benaras

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Paying tribute to the iconic poet, Mirza Ghalib, the Department of Hindi, Panjab University, and the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, hosted the screening of documentary ‘ Benares : Ka’ba-e- Hindostan’ here on Wednesday.

Expert dwells on Constitutional law at RBU

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Mohali: The University School of Law, Rayat Bahra University, organised a special lecture on Constitutional law at the university auditorium on Wednesday.

3-decade-old controversy ends as court sets aside lease cancellation order

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Chandigarh: Nearly three-decade old controversy involving an industrial area plot has culminated, with the Punjab and Haryana High Court setting aside the UT Assistant Estate Officer’s order passed in 1989 cancelling the lease of the site for the violation of building bylaws.

Students find Class XII economics paper easyRE-EXAM

Students find Class XII economics paper easy

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students, who appeared for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) economics re-examination on Wednesday, said the paper was easy as compared to the earlier exam conducted on March 26.

Kher demands rollback of parking fee hike

Kher demands rollback of parking fee hike

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: MP Kirron Kher has opposed the recent hike in the parking fees by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and demanded that the hike should be rolled back immediately.

Sector 37 resident booked for cheating

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have booked a Sector 37 resident on the complaint of an Excise and Taxation officer for cheating a club by providing it a fake liquor licence.

4 acquitted in theft, robbery cases

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two persons were acquitted by a court on Wednesday in a theft case as the prosecution failed to prove evidence.

NON-APPEARANCE IN COURTS

Court notices to 38 sureties

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have taken an initiative to ensure that the accused in snatching and robbery cases regularly attend court dates, resultantly which the local court this year had fined two sureties and issued 38 notices to the sureties after the accused persons failed to appear in the court during hearings.

Cong to protest demolition drive at Khuda Ali Sher

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Congress on Wednesday said it will protest against the scheduled demolition drive of the UT Administration at Khuda Ali Sher on April 27.

2 Judges transferred

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday announced the transfers of two judicial officers from Chandigarh.

Speeding behind 93.85% road accidents in city last year

Speeding behind 93.85% road accidents in city last year

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Out of the total 342 road accidents reported during 2017 in the city, around 93.85 per cent accidents (321) were due to overspeeding, while only 10 accidents were due to drunken driving.

Unhygienic bathrooms at govt hospitals, nobody bothers

Unhygienic bathrooms at govt hospitals, nobody bothers

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:Patiala city lacks cleanliness at public toilets and washrooms even though the Union Government has been emphasising stress on cleanliness.

Girl killed in hit-&-run

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

NABHA:In a hit-and-run case, a girl, identified as Amritpal Kaur, a resident of Kuliwal (Jamalpur) near Ludhiana, was killed after an unidentified driver banged his car into the vehicle of the victim injuring her seriously.

Punjabi University to build alumni house on campus

Punjabi University to build alumni house on campus

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:The Punjabi University held an alumni meet at the Kala Bhawan here on Wednesday.

Fire breaks out at sweet shop

Fire breaks out at sweet shop

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:Kohli Sweets, a famous eatery joint of the city located in Tripri, was reduced to ashes after a major fire broke around 4.30 in the morning.

Man held for rape attempt on minor

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:The police arrested a man on a charge of attempting to rape a minor girl here on Wednesday.

Councillors want check on stray cattle menace

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

NABHA:Concerned over the increase in the accidental death cases due to the stray animal menace, Nabha Municipal Councillors have submitted a memorandum to the sub-divisional magistrate to initiate steps tackle the town of the menace, besides stopping Rs 1-lakh payment to the local gaushala.

Pbi varsity signs MoU with PCCI

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University has signed an MoU with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), New Delhi.

PATIALA BRIEF

Students bring laurels

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Patiala: Scholars of Ryan International School brought laurels to the school by winning two gold and nine silver medals at World Scholars Cup, Chandigarh.

CTU EMPLOYEE’S MURDER

Police again procure non-bailable arrest warrant for Lt Col Sandhu

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: A week after the dismissal of an anticipatory bail of Lt Col BS Sandhu in the CTU employee Abhishek Guleria murder case, the Mohali police on Wednesday again procured his non-bailable arrest warrant from a local court at Kharar near here.

Man arrested for outraging minor’s modesty

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

KHARAR: The police have arrested Devinder Singh, a resident of Allapur village, who used criminal force to outrage the modesty of a 13-year-old girl belonging to a nearby village.

MC turns blind eye to stray cattle menace in P’kula

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PANCHKULA: While a fight between two bulls claimed the life of a city resident, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has turned a blind eye towards stray cattle menace in Panchkula.

SSA/RMSA teachers hold protest, seek pending salaries

SSA/RMSA teachers hold protest, seek pending salaries

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: Members of the SSA/RMSA Teachers’ Union, Punjab, on Wednesday staged a protest outside the PSEB building in Phase VIII, demanding unpaid salaries for the past five months.

10 days after boy could not be traced, kin conduct rituals

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: Over 10 days after the body of a 6-year-old boy, who was feared drowned in a canal in Ropar, could not be traced, the family of the victim on Wednesday conducted rituals (bhog) at a local gurdwara, hoping to get closure.

Two snatchers attack 83-yr-old

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

PANCHKULA: There is no stoppage of snatching incidents in Panchkula.

Punjabi singer booked for immigration fraud

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: Renowned Punjabi singer Preet Brar has been booked for immigration fraud on charges of cheating, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.

Guv launches musical instrument at art gallery

Guv launches musical instrument at art gallery

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The fact that “art lives in tradition but survives through innovation and experimentation” had inspired music virtuoso Subhash Ghosh to improve tonal quality, resonance and melodic sound of his earlier invented string instruments Sarasvani and Swar-ragini.

Two Nigerians held with 240 gm of heroin

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

MOHALI: The Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, on Tuesday arrested two Nigerian nationals with 240 gm of heroin.

All women should wear helmetHAVE YOUR SAY

All women should wear helmet

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Apropos of a news item, ''Helmet to be must for women'' (April 25), women are equally vulnerable to injuries while riding a two-wheeler.

Thinking ahead to save shrinking Sukhna

Thinking ahead to save shrinking Sukhna

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Sukhna is a man-made lake fed by rain water, but increasing climatic variability, extreme weather events and rising temperatures are posing new challenges for the availability of rain water in the region.

Brief encounters, abiding memoriesBROAD STROKES

Brief encounters, abiding memories

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Chance encounters sometimes leave abiding memories. The first of these relates to actor Vinod Khanna who was recently awarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his contribution to the Indian cinema.

Attracting & retaining the best talent at PGI

Attracting & retaining the best talent at PGI

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

It is heartening to note that the PGIMER, Chandigarh, has been ranked No. 2 in the health institutions under the “National Institutional Ranking Framework”.

The ice-cream man who served up scoops of magic

The ice-cream man who served up scoops of magic

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

He brought with him summer’s delight. As the rainbow hues of spring began to fade and wither beneath the scorching sun, he carried with him orange sunrise and pink sunset.

Yugraj rallies into semis on day of upsets

Yugraj rallies into semis on day of upsets

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Yugraj Singh rallied from a set down to upset top seed Abhay Chhabra of Delhi in the boys’ U-14 quarterfinals in the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Wednesday.

Sec 34 Sports Complex soon to open for public

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Remaining shut on account of lack of staff since its inauguration on April 9, the newly-constructed indoor sports complex at Sector 34 Government Model High School will soon open for the public as the UT Administration finally gave a go ahead to the Sports Department on Wednesday to hire the required staff to run the facility.

PNB stumble in quarterfinals

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Karnataka beat Punjab National Bank 2-1 on penalties to enter the semifinals of the 8th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship at Bhopal on Wednesday.

SPORTS BRIEF

Siddarth reprimanded

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Chandigarh: Sunrisers Hyderbad speedster Siddharth Kaul has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL code of conduct during the match against Mumbai Indians.

BRIEFLY

One held with smack

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Police have arrested a Mani Majra resident while possessing five grams of smack.

Property tax case: MC barred from taking coercive steps

Property tax case: MC barred from taking coercive steps

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

Chandigarh: Issuing a notice of motion to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on a petition filed by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, challenging “arbitrary” imposition of approximately Rs 8 lakh as penalty, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed against the initiation of the coercive action.

HC for stricter punishment in cases of chain snatching

HC for stricter punishment in cases of chain snatching

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court asked the Union of India to bring an ordinance, if necessary, to introduce stringent punishment for the offence of chain snatching on Wednesday.

A first: Drone survey to acquire land

A first: Drone survey to acquire land

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a first, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has begun a drone survey to acquire 5,350 acres that fall in 14 villages of Mohali in the vicinity of Chandigarh international airport by way of land pooling.

4 held with Rs 7.90 lakh in demonetised notes

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

PANCHKULA: The Haryana Police special task force (STF) arrested four persons with demonetised currency worth Rs 7.90 lakh from Barwala in Panchkula district on Monday night.

Helmet to be must for women in UT

Helmet to be must for women in UT

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: Finally, the UT Administration on Tuesday initiated the process to make the helmet compulsory for all women, including Sikhs, driving two-wheelers or riding pillion in the city. Only Sikh women wearing a turban will be exempted.

SNIPPETS

Scooterist dies in hit-and-run

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a hit-and-run case, an Activa rider was killed after the scooter was hit by an unknown vehicle near the railway bridge at Mauli Jagran on Monday.

SPORTS BRIEF

Netball trials today

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

Chandigarh: Netball Sports Promotion Association, Chandigarh, will organise trials to select men’s and women’s teams on Wednesday at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46.

After howlers, umpires told to be more vigilant

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Taking strong exception to a few umpiring howlers in the ongoing IPL, the league’s chairman, Rajiv Shukla, is learnt to have told match referees to speak to umpires about staying more vigilant during matches.

Royals rope in Anand Chulani

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Rajasthan Royals has roped in Anand Chulani as their peak performance and mental conditioning expert for the current season of the Indian Premier League, it was announced on Tuesday.

Young Mujeeb did the job for us, says Tye

Young Mujeeb did the job for us, says Tye

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Relieved after his team managed to prevail over hosts Delhi Daredevils in a last-over cliffhanger, Kings XI Punjab speedster Andrew Tye said the young Afghan spinner Mujeer Ur Rahman “did the job for us”.

Nimrat beats Vishita, eases into quarters

Nimrat beats Vishita, eases into quarters

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Nimrat Kaur Atwal packed off Vishita Ranbir Kumar 6-2 6-1 to book a berth in the girls’ U-14 quarterfinals in the ongoing CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here on Tuesday.

City boys succumb to Amritsar

City boys succumb to Amritsar

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chasing a modest 200 for victory, Chandigarh lost their remaining seven wickets for just 86 runs to hand visitors Amritsar a comfortable 57-run win on the final day of their U-16 ML Markan Trophy match at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here on Tuesday.

PATIALA BRIEF

4 city residents qualify for RAAM

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

Patiala: Four city residents have completed the Shivalik Signature qualifying round for the Race Across America (RAAM). Of the 30 participants in the individual category of the 615-km race, Bhavjit Sidhu, Inderjeet Singh, Puneet Kapoor and Lakhjit Singh completed the race within the stipulated maximum time.

One booked in hit-&-run case

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

NABHA:Two persons were injured when their motorcycle was allegedly hit by a car near Sahi farm in Bhadson on Monday evening.

Raids bare tax evasion, 4 hospitals penalised

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

PATIALA:After city-wide raids on Monday, the Income Tax Department penalised four hospitals in the city on Tuesday.

Admn begins fogging drive

Admn begins fogging drive

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

PATIALA:Taking proactive measures, the Patiala district administration will start fogging in every lane of the city for the next one month to get rid of mosquitoes.

Tardy lifting of wheat worries farmers

Tardy lifting of wheat worries farmers

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

NABHA:Tardy lifting of wheat at the Nabha grain market by state and central purchasing agencies is worrying farmers as only 40 per cent of the crop has been lifted out of the total purchased.

Drive safeHAVE YOUR SAY

Drive safe

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

One really feels sorry for all those who blatantly violate the traffic laws in the tricity. The most common violations here could be the mindless jumping of red lights at traffic signals (not manned by traffic policemen) followed by talking on mobile phones while driving.

Book released

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

Chandigarh: A book titled ‘A Woman’s Guide to deal with PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome’, authored by Ishwarpreet Kaur, PhD scholar, Community Medicine, Dr Vanita Suri, professor and head, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Dr Amarjeet Singh, professor, Community Medicine, PGI, was released on Tuesday.

Insurance firms penalised for refusing claim to elderly

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two insurance companies have been penalised for refusing a claim saying that their permission was not sought by the complainant before getting a surgery done.

Faculty bids farewell to four PGI Professors

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: PGI faculty bid farewell to four eminent professors of the PGIMER who superannuated recently.

PO held in six-yr-old snatching case

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Morinda resident was arrested and produced in a local court on Tuesday in a six-year-old snatching case.

Divya Drishti camera system to monitor cops’ conduct  at traffic nakas in city

Divya Drishti camera system to monitor cops’ conduct at traffic nakas in city

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: With an aim to bring transparency, professional conduct and curb corruption at traffic nakas, the Chandigarh Police on Tuesday launched the Divya Drishti camera system with the help of which police officials would be able to monitor the nakas by viewing live streaming of feed on their mobile phones and computers sitting in their office.

400 EWS FLATS

Execute conveyance deed, High Court tells CHB

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nearly nine years after the possession of 400 one-room flats under the EWS category was given to allottees, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to execute conveyance deed in favour of the allottees.

Victim’s wife: Never imagined the tragedy that has befallen usFIRE AT CHEMICAL PLANT

Victim’s wife: Never imagined the tragedy that has befallen us

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

DERA BASSI: Anju, wife of fire accident victim Rakesh Kumar, feels helpless and shattered as she will now have to single-handedly take care of her two daughters — Anishka (11) who studies in Class VI in a private school and Priyanka (19) who is pursuing her BSc from Khalsa College.

Despite staff crunch, meritorious school puts up impressive show

Despite staff crunch, meritorious school puts up impressive show

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

MOHALI: In an impressive show, 15 students from the Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students have appeared in the Mohali district’s top-20 list for the Punjab School Education Board Class XII result.

Man arrested for killing wife

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi police have arrested a labourer allegedly for strangling his wife on Monday afternoon at Dadpura Mohalla, Dera Bassi.

PSEB Class XII: 15 Mohali schools give 100% result

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

MOHALI: With cent percent result in Class XII PSEB exams by 12 private and three government schools , the education scenario in Mohali district is evidently better compared to the statistics of previous years.

Meena posted as P’kula DCP

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

PANCHKULA: The Haryana Government on Tuesday posted IPS officer Rajender Kumar Meena, Superintendent of Police (SP), Haryana Police Academy, Madhuban, as the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Panchkula.

Two held guilty of abetting suicide

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court held two persons guilty in an abetment-to-suicide case on Tuesday.

City Mayor to visit Kajauli waterworks

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

7 water supply from April 30, Mayor Davesh Moudgil has scheduled a visit to Kajauli waterworks to assess the ground situation.

PARKING FEE HIKE

Week on, Commissioner fails to send suggestions to Secretary

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ignoring the recommendation of the elected representatives in the House regarding hike in parking rates, MC Commissioner Jitender Yadav has not sent suggestions to the Secretary, Local Government (SLG), even after over a week has passed.

MP Kirron Kher inaugurates open air gyms at Snehalaya, Ashiana

MP Kirron Kher inaugurates open air gyms at Snehalaya, Ashiana

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: MP Kirron Kher inaugurated open air gyms at Snehalaya and Ashiana, shelter homes for children, here on Tuesday.

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

UT Admn fixes Rs 2.50 per sq ft scrutiny fee for plan approval

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration has fixed Rs 2.50 per sq ft scrutiny fee for the approval of new building plans of residential properties under the self-certification scheme.

Governor opens Nagar Van

Governor opens Nagar Van

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore inaugurated Nagar Van (city forests) in the presence of MP Kirron Kher here on Tuesday.

SCHOOL NOTES

DC Model, Panchkula

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

To sensitise students to the challenges faced by Mother Earth, kindergarten students of DC Model Senior Secondary School, Panchkula, conducted a special assembly.

Prize distribution function held

Prize distribution function held

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

Chandigarh: The epoch making evening on Tuesday was reserved for a gala presentation at Tagore Theatre by staff and students of the Government College of Art, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on the occasion of the annual prize distribution function.

Girl with a goal

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

Chandigarh: The Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi presented a Punjabi play ''Channo Bazigarni'' by the Collegiate Society Delhi at Randhawa Auditorium here on Tuesday.

Patiala law varsity wins moot court contest

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: A three-member team of Patiala-based Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law has been adjudged champion in an international moot court competition in Sri Lanka.

CSIO develops water pollution testing system

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: With heavy presence of pollutants in water due to increasing industrialisation and anthropogenic activities becoming a cause of concern, the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here has developed a portable “integrated optical system” for field detection of major water pollutants such as arsenic, nitrates and fluoride.

Students awarded for excelling in academics, sports

Students awarded for excelling in academics, sports

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, celebrated its annual prize distribution function here on Tuesday.

Challenge lies in talking to each other, says Pak envoy

Challenge lies in talking to each other, says Pak envoy

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: “The purpose is not only to reach the academia but also to reach the youth for improving the perception,” said Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, on his visit to Panjab University here on Tuesday.

14-YR-OLD FOUND PREGNANT

Case registered under POCSO Act

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have registered a rape case against unidentified persons and have also slapped Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act a day after a 14-year-old Hallo Majra girl, who was admitted to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, was found to be one-and-a-half-month pregnant.

One dead in chemical plant fire

One dead in chemical plant fire

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

DERA BASSI: One worker was killed in the series of blasts and the fire that ripped through a chemical plant at Behra village here on Monday night.

Illegal structures razed in Sec 29  amid protest

Illegal structures razed in Sec 29 amid protest

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: A joint team of the Estate Office and the Municipal Corporation demolished illegal constructions on government land by residents of Jammu and Kashmir Colony amid a protest on Tuesday.

Panel set up to probe slapgate

25 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after an HIV patient was allegedly thrashed by a doctor at the PGI, the project director of the Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society, Dr Vanita Gupta, formed a committee to probe the incident.

Have your say

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

Is a civic issue bothering you? Are you agitated over the lack of concern? Is there something heartening that you feel needs to be highlighted? Or a picture which in your opinion ought to be seen by many, and not just you? CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE invites its readers to have their say.

SCHOOL NOTES

St Soldier Int’l, Chandigarh

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

Members of the student council of St Soldier International School, Sector 28, Chandigarh, were sworn in at an investiture ceremony.

P’kula population over 3 lakh, reveals wardbandi survey

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

PANCHKULA: While the matter pertaining to bifurcation of Panchkula Municipal Corporation is pending with the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the wardbandi survey-2018 report conducted by the Panchkula Municipal Corporation reveals Panchkula area population is 3.21 lakh.

Fight over parking costs man his life

Fight over parking costs man his life

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 47-year-old man, a father of two, died after he fell unconscious following a fight with a neighbour over parking at Hallo Majra on Sunday night.

45-year-old commits suicide

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

Panchkula: A 45-year-old resident of Sector 19 here committed suicide at his residence on Monday evening.

Businessman ends life

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

Kharar: A 45-year-old, Sector 19 resident, committed suicide at his residence on Monday evening.

Woman dies of snakebite at Mansa Devi Complex

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

PANCHKULA: A 23-year-old woman died after she was bitten by a snake at the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) on Monday.

Neil, Anahita win golf titles

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Neil Jolly and Anahita won the titles in Category-E on the concluding day of the fifth British School Junior Golf Championship at Forest Hill Golf Club on Sunday.

Drona stuns top seed Rishabh

Drona stuns top seed Rishabh

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Drona Walia from Uttarakhand fought back from a set down to take a 3-1 lead in the third against Rishabh Sharda before the top seed conceded the match in the boys’ U-18 category of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at CLTA courts, Sector 10, on Monday.

Chd-Asr tie takes interesting turn

Chd-Asr tie takes interesting turn

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh batsmen will have to put up a significantly improved show in their second innings to chase down the 200-run target set by Amristar on the final day of their match in the Panjab Inter-District U-16 Cricket Championship for ML Markan Trophy.

UJALA mobile vans flagged off

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A campaign for the promotion of LED bulbs under the EESL’s UJALA programme was launched by flagging off mobile vans.

Seminar on Maharana Pratap held

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:The newly established Maharana Pratap chair at Punjabi University organised a national seminar on ‘Revisiting the Life, Times and Legacy of Maharana Pratap: Mughal Rule and Regional Powers’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap on the campus, here on Monday.

I-T Dept raids private doctors’ hospitals

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:The doctors, across the district, were raided by the Income Tax Department on Monday – suspecting a major evasion of tax.

City girls outshine boysPSEB CLASS XII EXAMINATIONS

City girls outshine boys

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:Patiala girls outshone boys in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class XII examinations, the results of which were declared on Monday.

Marks don’t make any difference, says Patiala topper Harmandeep

Marks don’t make any difference, says Patiala topper Harmandeep

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

PATIALA:Harmandeep Kaur, who topped the Patiala city, in the Punjab School Education Board Class XII exams, wants to change the Indian education system.

BJP leader booked for forging land documents

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

NABHA:Senior BJP leader Om Prakash Jindal is in the dock as he, along with three others, has been booked by the police for fraudulently transferring a land by submitting fake documents.

Minor boys’ leisure trip leaves police in a tizzy

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

MOHALI:Three minor boys, who went missing on Saturday from Sohana, left the cops in a tizzy after their ‘leisure trip’ went awry.

One held for theft bid

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

Chandigarh: A person was caught while trying to commit theft at a house in Govindpura, Mani Majra.

City resident held for betting on IPL matches

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

PANCHKULA: The crime branch of the Panchkula police arrested a bookie, who was betting on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

Remand of temple theft accused extended

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

Chandigarh: The remand of the accused in the multiple temple theft cases in the city was extended by two days on Monday.

PUCASH wants strict punishment for asst prof

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University Committee against Sexual Harassment (PUCASH) wrote a letter to Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover seeking strict punishment for assistant professor Komal Singh for being a chronic sexual harasser.

PU CET (PG) entrance test

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

Chandigarh: Panjab University will hold PU CET (PG) -2018 entrance test on June 2 and June 3. The prospectus, including application form, is available online on the Panjab University website http://cetpg.puchd.ac.in from April 19.

Artistes protest against Tagore Theatre director

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 40 senior artistes from various registered theatre groups in an unprecedented move staged a protest against Tagore Theatre director Kuldip Raj Sharma.

Play highlights communal harmonyART & CULTURE

Play highlights communal harmony

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Theatre House staged two meaningful plays — “Planning” and “Badi Haveli” at the mini-auditorium of Tagore Theatre, here on Monday.

Commercial tax: MC orders attachment of Sec 7 school

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Monday issued property attachment order of CL Aggarwal DAV Model School, Sector 7, here, for not paying commercial tax of Rs 8 lakh.

Sec 53 gang rape: Charges framed against 3 accused

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court on Monday framed charges against three accused in a gang-rape incident that took place in November 2017.

UJALA mobile vans flagged off

UJALA mobile vans flagged off

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A campaign for the promotion of LED bulbs under the EESL’s UJALA programme was launched by flagging off mobile vans.

26-year-old youth commits suicide

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

DERA BASSI: A 26-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at Ashiana Colony, Dera Bassi, here on Monday.

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

UT notifies self-certification scheme

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:After commercial properties, the Chandigarh Administration has extended the self-certification scheme for the approval of building plans of residential properties also.

GRAFT CASE AGAINST DSP

CBI seeks day-to-day hearing

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The CBI has sought day-to-day hearing in the graft case against Economic Offences Wing (EOW) DSP RC Meena and others.

MP to take up parking fee hike issue with UT

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the MC House putting the issue of hike in parking rates in the UT Administration’s court, MP Kirron Kher will take it up with the Administration.

Mohali’s position improves in dist-wise pass percentage list

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

MOHALI: Though no Mohali student managed to figure in the list of top-20 students in Punjab School Education Board’s Class 12 result, the district has certainly improved its position in overall district wise pass percentage list this year.

Online lottery traps Pinjore woman; loses Rs 22,000

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

PANCHKULA: Falling prey to an online lottery scam, a Pinjore-based woman, transferred Rs22,500 to an account number provided by the cyber criminals, who duped her by showing frivolous dreams having won lottery.

Information on gangsters keeps cops on toes at ISBT

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT cops went into a tizzy after an Inspector of the Punjab Police called the Chandigarh Police Control Room on Sunday night to inform that there were around 12 gangsters present at the ISBT, Sector 43.

Shivani, Arti top Mohali district in PSEB results

Shivani, Arti top Mohali district in PSEB results

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

MOHALI:The two top position holders in the Mohali district, Shivani and her friend Arti, did not believe first when they were told about their academic achievement at their Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students at Sector 70, here, on Monday.

Labourer strangles wife, on the run, booked

Labourer strangles wife, on the run, booked

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi police have booked a man, Bigam, who is a labourer, for allegedly strangling his 30-year-old wife to death at Dadpura Mohalla, Dera Bassi, here on Sunday night.

Former PUTA presidents give call for governance reforms

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former presidents of the Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) held a meeting on Monday and called for governance reforms in the PU.

GRAFT CASE

CHB ex-staffer surrenders after HC dismisses appeal against conviction

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: A former employee at the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), Shashi Mohan, on Monday surrendered in a local court adhering to the Supreme Court directions.

City dentist penalised for poor quality implants

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: A city-based dentist has been penalised for affixing poor quality implants and not replacing it even after promising a five-year warranty.

Chargesheet filed against shop owner for denying GST benefits

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have filed a chargesheet against a shop owner for not passing on GST benefits to a customer.

Heritage panel refers High Court expansion plan to sub-group

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee has referred the expansion plan of the Punjab and the Haryana High Court to the sub-group comprising experts.

Prices of flats to be declared in 3 months: Home Ministry

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Home Ministry will declare the prices of flats to be offered to 3,930 allottees of the UT Employees’ Housing Scheme, 2008, within three months.

HC to take call on relief: KhattarPANCHKULA VIOLENCE

HC to take call on relief: Khattar

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

PANCHKULA: The Punjab and Haryana High Court will decide on the compensation of properties and vehicles damaged during the August 25, 2017, violence, said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who was in Panchkula for a bhoomi pujan for the new state-level office of the BJP at Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 3, in Panchkula on Monday.

Girl shows grit, has snatcher nabbed

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: An Activa-borne miscreant, who was escaping after snatching a purse from a girl, was nabbed on the spot by the victim in Sector 22 on Sunday night.

Punjabi singer’s FB account hacked

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

MOHALI:Punjabi singer Balkar Sidhu lodged a complaint with the state Cyber Cell claiming that his Facebook account had been hacked and the hacker had allegedly threatened to upload objectionable content on his social media profile.

Security at HC beefed up after threat call

Security at HC beefed up after threat call

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The security outside the Punjab and Haryana High Court was beefed up on Monday after the UT police received a threat at the Police Control Room on Sunday night from a caller, who introduced himself as Dilpreet Singh and claimed that he would eliminate four persons at the High Court on Monday.

Double penalty in fee Act for city schools

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: With double penalty against private institutions, from what exists in Punjab, for raising the fee by more than 8 per cent, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has notified the fee regulation Act for Chandigarh.

PGI doctor thrashes HIV patient

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: High drama took place on the second floor of the New OPD at the PGI when a woman doctor allegedly slapped and thrashed an HIV patient in full public view.

Complaints about ill-treatment of patients at PGI not new

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

Chandigarh: It is not the first incident which has put PGI doctors in the dock.

Chemical plant goes up in flames, 3 hurt

Chemical plant goes up in flames, 3 hurt

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

DERA BASSI: Three persons reportedly suffered burns injuries after a series of blasts and a fire ripped through a chemical plant at Behra village here on Monday night.

Victim’s kids stare at uncertain future

24 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The future of two school-going children of the 47-year-old man, who died after a fight with his neighboor over a parking issue, is now uncertain.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Don’t let water stagnate

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

With the arrival of summer, we need to take care of a few important things for our healthy family and environment. Water should not be allowed to stagnate anywhere as it becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Transparency, strict laws can improve governance in tricityOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

Transparency, strict laws can improve governance in tricity

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

It is good that courts are involved in it. It puts pressure on the Administration. But, it is a difficult job to run things as Chandigarh borders two states.

Lok adalat orders relief for farmers

Lok adalat orders relief for farmers

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:Giving relief to landowners, the Bench of the national lok adalat at Mohali issued directions to GMADA to pay increased rates (around Rs 18 crore) in lieu of their land, which was acquired by it at various places for development projects.

Lok adalat settles 749 cases in Mohali

Lok adalat settles 749 cases in Mohali

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI: The national lok adalat disposed of 749 cases and passed an amount of Rs 25.21 crore at the Judicial Complex, Sector 76, here on Sunday.

YPS students donate books for needy children

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

PATIALA:Students of Yadvindra Public School donated books and clothes to under privileged children of the city.

City caught polluting environment on Earth Day

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

PATIALA:Apparently, city residents did not give two hoots about the environment even on Earth Day on Sunday as instances of open burning of garbage were galore across the city.

Lack of new kits hits dope tests of arms licence applicants

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

PATIALA:All three authorised centres here are unable to conduct dope tests, mandatory to get the arms licence due to the unavailability of new test kits.

College mates booked for attacking student

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh police have booked a student of SGGS College, Sector 26, here, for attacking another college student and hitting him with a stone.

Auto unions draw flak from commuters

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

PATIALA:Around 30 auto-rickshaw unions have allegedly seized the auto business in the city, creating a nuisance for auto drivers as well as passengers.

CROP BURNING

Dharamsot reviews farmers’ losses

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

NABHA:Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Sunday reviewed the losses suffered by farmers after the wheat crop and its residue were destroyed in fire due to short circuit in more than one dozen villages in the sub-division.

Nabha man reunites with family after 6 yrs

Nabha man reunites with family after 6 yrs

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

NABHA:It was an emotional reunion for 70-year-old Karam Singh, a resident of Jasso Makjra village, as his son returned from Dubai after spending 6 years in jail for murder along with four other Punjabi youths.

Maha-Odisha win TT c’ship

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The combined team of Maharashtra and Odisha won twin titles of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat U-21 Table Tennis Tournament, organised by Chandigarh Table Tennis Association, at Sector 23 on Sunday.

Ranjeet emerges gross winner

Ranjeet emerges gross winner

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ranjeet Mehta won the overall gross title with a score of 75 on the concluding day of the PHD Regional Golf Tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Saturday.

Piyush shines for AU Bank

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:AU Bank beat Income Tax department Chandigarh by 17 runs in the third Dhruv Sharma Memorial organised by Goyal Bhatheja and Co.

Top seeds sail into main draw

Top seeds sail into main draw

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seeds logged easy victories to qualify for the main round of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts in Sector 10 on Sunday.

Exam in indoor arena irks shuttlers at GMSSS-23

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The decision by the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, to use their badminton hall as exam centre on Sunday has come under criticism.

Sahil’s five-wicket haul rocks Amritsar

Sahil’s five-wicket haul rocks Amritsar

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sahil and Jaskirat Singh worked in tandem as Chandigarh bundled out Amritsar for 172 runs on Day 1 of the Punjab inter-district U-6 cricket championship for ML Markan Trophy at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, on Sunday.

Exam in indoor arena irks shuttlers at GMSSS-23

Exam in indoor arena irks shuttlers at GMSSS-23

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The decision by the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, to use their badminton hall as exam centre on Sunday has come under criticism.

Nepalese citizen dies in road accident

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

A person died after being hit by a vehicle near Deshumajra village on the Kharar-Mohali road at 2 am on Sunday.

Zirakpur residents protest poor garbage collection

Zirakpur residents protest poor garbage collection

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Enraged over lack of mechanism for the collection and segregation of garbage, residents staged a protest against the Municipal Council (MC), Zirakpur, on Sunday.

Installation ceremony held

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

ROPAR:The installation ceremony of the newly elected office-bearers of the Rupnagar Press Club was held here on Saturday.

Over 20K cases settled in Punjab

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:A total of 20,989 cases were disposed of at the national lok adalats organised by the Punjab State Legal Services Authority (PSLSA) in the state on Sunday.

Another fraud case against Preetland’s director

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:The police on Sunday booked Charan Singh, director, Preetland Properties and Developers Private Limited, in a fraud case of Rs 40 lakh.

Overloaded tractor-trailers pose a threat to commuters

Overloaded tractor-trailers pose a threat to commuters

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

DERA BASSI:Overloaded tractor-trailers carrying wheat straw are a common sight on roads.

Office-bearers of PSSROA elected

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Kanwaljit Kaur Bhatia was unanimously elected the president of the Punjab Secretariat Services Retired Officers’ Association (PSSROA) at a meeting held here on Sunday.

Over 150 examined at medical camp

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

KHARAR:More than 150 patients were examined during a free medical check-up camp organised by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Sunday.

Advocates awarded enrolment certificates

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The convocation of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana was held for distribution of enrolment certificates among the newly enrolled advocates at the Law Bhawan in Sector 37 here on Sunday.

Household items destroyed at HC Judge’s house

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Household items worth lakhs were gutted in a fire that broke out at the house of Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Lisa Gill in Sector 8 here on Saturday night.

Mushrooming growth of illegal vendorsREPORTER'S DIARY

Mushrooming growth of illegal vendors

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

Despite tall claims of the Municipal Corporation, officers have failed to curb the mushrooming of illegal vendors all over the city.

Motorist booked for manhandling car driver

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a road rage incident, a motorist was booked for rash driving and manhandling a Mohali resident by stopping him near Sector 38 (West) on April 21.

Now, commercial property owners on MC radar

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:After sending thousands of notices to house tax defaulters in the last financial year, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has now decided to focus on commercial properties situated in the city.

Motorcyclist dies in road accident

Motorcyclist dies in road accident

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:A motorcyclist died in a road accident in Pinjore late on Saturday night.

College mates booked for attacking student

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police have booked a student of SGGS College, Sector 26, here, for attacking another college student and hitting him with a stone.

Sukhna water level dips further

Sukhna water level dips further

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:With an increase in the temperature, the water level of Sukhna Lake has started decreasing further.

Experts discuss importance of research at IIT

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

ROPAR:With four invited talks, 87 posters and 10 flash presentations, the Research Conclave 2018 concluded at the Indian Institute of Technology here on Sunday.

Gian Jyoti Global SchoolSCHOOL NOTES

Gian Jyoti Global School

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

Mohali: Gian Jyoti Global School celebrated Earth Day.

A feast for the ears at Tagore Theatre

A feast for the ears at Tagore Theatre

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The student artistes of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, in association with the Harpal Tiwana Foundation and AYOSA, staged a musical play ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Tagore Theatre here on Sunday.

Ode to Banaras gharana at Randhawa Auditorium

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Sharda Global, an NGO engaged in the promotion of the musical traditions of Banaras gharana, organised a classical music programme titled ‘Sham-e- Banaras.

Mobile towers a new source of pollution, says NGT official

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Justice Jawad Rahim, acting chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), raised the issue of the pollution due to electromagnetic radiations emanating from mobile towers.

Reforms panel for changes in PU structure

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:As focus has again shifted to the governance reforms in Panjab University (PU), the minutes of meetings of committee formed for the purpose, under Justice Bharat Bhushan Parsoon (retd), has assumed significance.

Put empty bottles in ATM, earn money

Put empty bottles in ATM, earn money

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:In an attempt to make Panchkula garbage-free, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation will soon install ATMs at different locations in the city where people can get Re 1 for an empty water bottle and 20 to 50 paise for plastic wrappers.

Driver held for stealing his impounded auto

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:An auto driver has been arrested for stealing his auto that was impounded by the UT traffic police at a naka on the road separating Sector 20 and 33.

Snatchers target woman in Pinjore

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:In yet another snatching incident, a woman was targeted by miscreants at Pinjore in Panchkula district on Saturday night.

Uttarakhand jeweller held for buying stolen ornaments

Uttarakhand jeweller held for buying stolen ornaments

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The miscreants involved in the temple thefts in the city used to sell the stolen valuables to a Uttarakhand resident, who used to melt the gold and silver ornaments into bricks so that these could be easily sold in the market.

Safe containing  Rs 50-lakh jewellery stolen, found

Safe containing Rs 50-lakh jewellery stolen, found

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Unidentified thieves made off with a safe containing gold ornaments worth around Rs 50 lakh from a house in Sector 8 on Saturday night.

Man booked on charge of raping daughter

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The local police on Sunday booked a 45-year-old man on a charge of raping his 20-year-old daughter for the past one year.

CONSUMER FORUM

City manufacturer told to pay Rs 2.75 lakh to hospital for selling defective machine

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A city-based manufacturer has been directed to pay Rs 2.75 lakh to a Jalandhar-based hospital for selling a defective machine.

Harjinder elected CAA president

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Harjinder Singh Gill was on Saturday unanimously elected as the president of the Chandigarh Athletics Association (CAA).

Learnt my lesson from rifle malfunction at CWG: Anjum Moudgil

Learnt my lesson from rifle malfunction at CWG: Anjum Moudgil

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

NEW DELHI:Satisfied with the silver-medal effort in women’s 50m rifle 3 positions in her maiden Commonwealth Games (CWG), rising shooter Anjum Moudgil said she had learnt a lesson from the setback in the 50m rifle prone event where she was let down by malfunctioning equipment.

Maha-Odisha paddlers beat Bihar-Mizo combine 3-0

Maha-Odisha paddlers beat Bihar-Mizo combine 3-0

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Maharashtra-Odisha combine registered a 3-0 win over the Bihar-Mizoram team on the second day of the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Table Tennis Tournament at the Sector 23 TT Hall here on Saturday.

Yuvraj, Rishabh have it easy on Day 1

Yuvraj, Rishabh have it easy on Day 1

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Yuvraj Singh blanked Aryan Jolly 9-0 in the second round of the boys' U-14 qualifiers at the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament here on Saturday.

Leg-spinners have stolen thunder in IPL: Kapil Dev

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MUMBAI:Wrist spinners have become the toast of the Indian Premier League (IPL) so much so that a successful off-spinner like Ravichandran Ashwin, too, has been keen on bowling leg breaks, feels cricket legend Kapil Dev.

Karthik questions DLS, backs VJD method

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

KOLKATA:Having lost a rain-truncated game to Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik on Saturday wished the current Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) rain-rule method was replaced by Jaydevan (VJD) method.

Aggressive Rahul likes to ‘keep it simple’

Aggressive Rahul likes to ‘keep it simple’

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

KOLKATA:He smashed the fastest fifty in the Indian Premier League in the Kings XI Punjab’s opening game against Delhi Daredevils, and when on Saturday he blasted a 27-ball 60 to help his side beat the hosts Kolkata Knight Riders at the famous Eden Garden, KL Rahul took many by surprise, including his own self.

3 months on, police clueless on abduction of baby from hospital

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PATIALA:Over three months after an unknown woman stole a newborn from Mata Kaushalya Hospital, the police are still groping in the dark.

AAP MP: Govt silently shifting debt burden on to people

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PATIALA:Member of Parliament from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi on Saturday decried the alleged efforts of the state government to silently shift the burden of debt onto the people of Punjab.

Mandi Board chairman assures farmers of reliefCROP LOSS IN FIRE

Mandi Board chairman assures farmers of relief

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PATIALA:Assuring all support to farmers whose crop was gutted in Patiala on Friday, Punjab Mandi Board Chairman Lal Singh on Saturday met the farmers and assured compensation to them.

CRIME BRIEFS

Theft at doc’s residence

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 21 resident reported a theft at his residence which mainly included gold jewellery.

PO arrested in Mohali

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

Mohali: The Mohali police arrested a proclaimed offender (PO), who had been absconding in a kidnapping and vehicle theft case of 2014, on Saturday.

Kheri Gurna college bids adieu to students

Kheri Gurna college bids adieu to students

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

BANUR: GGDSD College, Kheri Gurna, Banur, organised a farewell party, “Shubh Aashirwad Divas”, on the college premises on Saturday.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Probe illegal construction

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

The collapse of an under-construction building in Zirkpur should be an eye-opener for the administration. Most buildings in commercial as well as residential areas are being raised illegally by builders without adhering to the norms.

Tepid response to conversion policy

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The conversion policy announced by the Chandigarh Administration has failed to serve its purpose as few people have shown interest in getting their residential properties converted from leasehold to freehold due to high conversion fee.

Police urge Engg Dept to instal iron grills on road dividers

Police urge Engg Dept to instal iron grills on road dividers

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: With increasing deaths in road mishaps, the Chandigarh Traffic Police haVE asked the UT Engineering Department to instal iron grills on road dividers.

Murder: SIT visits resort at Nayagaon

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI:In the murder case of CTU) staffer Abhishek Guleria, whose body was recovered from along the Pinjore-Baddi road on March 25, a special investigation team (SIT) on Saturday visited Forest Hill Resort in Nayagaon.

Obeying mother’s parting words, 7-year-old did not inform anyone about suicide

Obeying mother’s parting words, 7-year-old did not inform anyone about suicide

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI: “Before dying, she told me to take care and not to inform anyone.

Lease deed: Finance Secy gets veto power

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Finance Secretary will have the power to veto decisions of the managing committee of the Chandigarh Club in relation to all matters regarding the use of its premises and other related issues.

Ropar Bar Assn chief serves liquor on court premises, DC orders probe

Ropar Bar Assn chief serves liquor on court premises, DC orders probe

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

ROPAR: The newly-elected Rupnagar Bar Association president, Aminderpreet Singh Bawa, has landed into a controversy after his pictures showing serving of liquor with supporters has gone viral at the court complex.

Residents burn effigy of Mohali administration

Residents burn effigy of Mohali administration

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI: Residents of village Kumbhra burnt effigies of Mohali administration, Mayor and their two MC councilors under protest at the village on Saturday morning.

Villagers irked over loopholes in pipeline-laying work at Kumbhra

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI: While the drinking water pipeline of village Kumbhra is being changed by the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC), the residents of the village are upset over the carelessness in the ongoing work there.

Panckula MC zeroes in on 24 vending sites

Panckula MC zeroes in on 24 vending sites

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PANCHKULA: While the Panchkula Municipal Corporation is finalising the street vending policy, the civic body has identified 24 places in Panchkula for street vending.

Vacant land turns haven for miscreants in Sec 50

Vacant land turns haven for miscreants in Sec 50

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: With no development plan in sight, the land worth crores in Sector 50 has again become the target of encroachers.

Man gets six-year jail for possessing ganja

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 38 resident was sentenced to six-year imprisonment in a two-year-old case wherein he was arrested with two kg of ganja.

Regional meet on environmental issues at university today

Regional meet on environmental issues at university today

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A regional conference on environment will be held at Panjab University here on Sunday.

Soon, DANIPS cadre DSPs may have to serve outside city too

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh cadre Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) are all set for a merger with DANIPS cadre DSPs as the MHA is ready with a policy for the same.

Punjab ministers’ swearing-in causes traffic snarl-ups on Vigyan Path

Punjab ministers’ swearing-in causes traffic snarl-ups on Vigyan Path

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: As the newly appointed ministers of the Punjab Government were being sworn in at the Punjab Raj Bhawan at Sector 6, here, the public were being harassed near the spot due to traffic snarls.

City police claim to solve six cases with arrest of four

City police claim to solve six cases with arrest of four

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police arrested a gang of four persons who were allegedly involved in robbery, snatching, vehicle lifting and drug peddling cases.

Music in the air at Strawberry Fields

Music in the air at Strawberry Fields

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Music and melody reverberated around Strawberry Fields High School here on Saturday as the wind quartet team from the Symphony Orchestra of India performed on the school premises.

30 schools take part in World Scholar’s Cup

30 schools take part in World Scholar’s Cup

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

MOHALI: The two-day World Scholar’s Cup 2018, hosted by Learning Paths School, Mohali, started here on Saturday.

IIMC’s alumni meet today

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The IIMC’s Alumni Association (IIMCAA) is all set to organise its Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir chapter annual meet ‘Connections’ in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Syndics for withdrawing affidavit, VC clarifies

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: After VC Arun Kumar Grover adjourned the Syndicate meeting on Saturday, all 13 syndics, who were present at the meeting, went into a huddle at the PU Guest House and drafted a letter to the VC.

413 conferred degrees at Ropar college

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

ROPAR: In all, 413 students were conferred with degrees at the annual convocation of Government College here on Saturday.

VC for ‘serious’ reform in PU governance

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Arun Kumar Grover has called for “serious reform” in the governing structure of the university.

VC objects to choice of words, adjourns Syndicate meet

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover adjourned the Syndicate meeting on Saturday after a syndic used “sh*t” word during the discussion on the PU affidavit in the High Court on governance reforms.

Baby drowns in bucket

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: An 11-month-old baby reportedly drowned at his residence in Sector 41 here on Saturday.

Missing P’kula man found dead in river

Missing P’kula man found dead in river

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

PANCHKULA:The body of a 38-year-old Sector 19 resident, who had been missing since Friday morning, was found in a river at Thapli village in Morni here on Saturday morning.

SMART CITY

French consultant dumps Metro, suggests running trams in city

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the detailed project report (DPR) submitted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) six years ago suggested a Metro for the city, it has found no place in the report of Systra MVA Consulting (India) Private Limited, the French consultant engaged by the UT Administration to decide on the future modes of transport after surveying the traffic volume on the city roads.

Soon, snatching to invite stricter punishment in city

Soon, snatching to invite stricter punishment in city

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: In what appears to be a step forward for much-awaited harsher law provisions for snatchers, who are striking at will in the city for the past some time, the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India, Satya Pal Jain, has asked the Union Government to amend the law provisions for enabling a stricter punishment to snatchers in Chandigarh.

Man held for uploading threats on FB after singer Verma was shot at

Man held for uploading threats on FB after singer Verma was shot at

21 Apr 2018 | 5:14 PM

MOHALI: In the case of Punjabi singer Parmish Verma being shot at, the Mohali police on Saturday arrested a man who had uploaded threats on a Facebook page.

Schoolgirl injured

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: A LKG student of CL DAV School, Sector 7, suffered injury in her finger while playing on Friday.

Investiture at Sacred HeartSCHOOL NOTES

Investiture at Sacred Heart

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: The Sacred Heart School cabinet was sworn in at the investiture held in the school on Friday. The school flag was handed over to the new cabinet.

SPORTS BRIEF

Tennis c’ship from today

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association will organise the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament from Saturday.

Himachal girls win hockey opener

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Himachal started off their campaign with a 4-2 win over hosts Hockey Madhya Pradesh in the 8th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship (B Division) at Bhopal on Friday.

Honey claims top spot, Harendra finishes 4th

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:City golfer Harendra Gupta jumped seven places in the last round to finish fourth even as Delhi’s Honey Baisoya made it two wins in two weeks with an emphatic four-shot triumph at the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship in Noida on Friday.

Commission agents protest non-lifting of wheat by FCI from grain marketsPROCUREMENT WOES

Commission agents protest non-lifting of wheat by FCI from grain markets

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Arthiyas (commission agents) of the New Grain Market held a protest against the Food Corporation of India (FCI) on Friday for not procuring and stalling lifting of wheat during the on-going procurement season.

Students protest against rape in Kathua, UnnaoUNITED WE STAND

Students protest against rape in Kathua, Unnao

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Patiala: Students, teachers and employees of the Punjabi University on Friday protested against Kathua and Unnao rape cases. Students formed a human chain around the arts and science blocks on varsity campus.

Accused caught for two murders confess to third one

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Two days after the arrest of a trio in Nabha for their involvement in two murder cases, the crime investigating agency, Nabha, has solved another murder, committed by two of the accused.

Parking ‘mafia’ fleecing visitors

Parking ‘mafia’ fleecing visitors

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

PATIALA:Enter Rajindra Hospital in Patiala and you are bound to pay the parking fee to the private contractor even though you have come just to pick or a patient.

Man gets seven-yr jail in road mishap death case

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Chandigarh: A local court awarded seven-year imprisonment to a man in a road mishap case.

Father, son booked for misbehaving with SHO

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Mohali: A father-son duo was booked for allegedly misbehaving with the Balongi Station House Officer (SHO) and attempting to tear down his police uniform near the PCA stadium entrance on Thursday night.

GST BILLING SCAM

Firms buying fake bills under probe ambit

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Expanding the scope of investigation in the GST fake billing scam, the Excise and Taxation Department has now brought companies who were buying fake bills into the ambit of its investigation.

MC, firm officials to meet on April 24 to end stalemate

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: To fulfill smart parking directives, officials of the Municipal Corporation and parking firm Arya Toll Infra Ltd are going to hold a meeting on Tuesday.

‘Khat Lai Shukriya’ depicts importance of communication through letters

‘Khat Lai Shukriya’ depicts importance of communication through letters

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Arts Council and North Zone Cultural Center Patiala, both engaged in promotion of musical and theatrical arts teamed up with the Roopak Kala and Welfare society for staging a play called ‘Khat Lai Shukriya’ at the Randhawa auditorium here on Friday .

FLYOVER PROJECT

Kharar MLA moots coordination panel

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

KHARAR: Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu has demanded that a coordination committee be set up to supervise the ongoing Flyover Project on the National Highway passing through the township.

P’kula Commissioner, MLAs visit Hyderabad for study tour

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

PANCHKULA: A 10-member Panchkula Municipal Corporation panel, including MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal, Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta and four representatives of RWAs of trans-Ghaggar sectors, on Friday went to Hyderabad for a study tour in connection with solid waste management.

A first: e-water bills introduced in Mohali

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a first, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) on Friday introduced e-bills for its water consumers in Mohali.

AFMS trophy awarded to Western Command Hospital

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Raksha Mantri’s Trophy and Citation for the best service hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2017 has been awarded to the Command Hospital (Western Command), Chandimandir.

Residents flay MC sealing drive

Residents flay MC sealing drive

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The sealing drive of the Zirakpur Municipal Council on directions of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been flayed by residents of Peer Muchalla.

Clash: Daria village sarpanch booked

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH : The Chandigarh Police on Friday booked Gurpreet Singh, alias happy, sarpanch of Daria village, for a clash at the city railway station on May 15, 2017.

One held for cheating

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: The Kharar City police on Friday arrested a Chandigarh resident, GurpreetSingh Chada, on charges of cheating and forgery.

With summer, water woes return

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the advent of summer, city residents have started facing a shortage of water despite the fact that the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has been claiming of providing round-the-clock water supply this season.

Fire at Industrial Area in Mohali

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: A fire broke out on Friday afternoon inside the complex of a 66 kV power sub-station at the Phase VII Industrial Area.

Three injured in road mishap

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: Three persons were seriously injured after their motorcycle was hit by a car near Darari village on the Landran-Banur road on Friday morning.

Two get jail for sexually assaulting, robbing girl

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court sentenced two persons to two-year jail in a case of sexually assaulting a girl on Friday.

Chaos rules city railway station

Chaos rules city railway station

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chaos was witnessed at the Chandigarh railway station as anxious passengers were seen jostling against each other to buy tickets.

Storm claims woman’s life

Storm claims woman’s life

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

Panchkula: Strong winds claimed a life in Panchkula. A woman labourer, Shanti Devi (40), died in Sector 3 after a wall at the under-construction police headquarters fell on her.

Strong winds, rain lash tricity

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Strong wind coupled with rain lashed the tricity on Friday.

Youth killed in road accident

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MORINDA: A 25-year-old youth was killed in a road accident, here, on Friday.

Rana is new ADC, Ramesh Popli DPR

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major reshuffle, the Administration has redistributed the departments of nine IAS/PCS/HCS officers of Chandigarh.

Digitisation brings media on one platform: Expert

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: “The content of any medium is always another medium. Digitisation has brought all media on one platform of internet,” said Prof Archana R Singh, Chairperson of School of Communication Studies (SCS), Panjab University (PU).

450 given degrees at SGGS College

450 given degrees at SGGS College

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 42nd Annual Convocation of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, was held on Friday where 450 degrees were conferred in various postgraduate and graduate streams of humanities, science and commerce.

Age limit for GMCH-32 Director-Principal raised

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief for the senior most faculty of the Government Medical College and Hospital GMCH-32 the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has increased the age limit for the post of the Director Principal of the GMCH from 56 to 58 years.

Expert shares double beta decay concept

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Physics, Panjab University (PU), organised ‘IPA- Prof PA Pandya Endowment Lecture’ on Friday, at Prof BM Anand Auditorium of Department of Physics.

Int’l fashion symposium ends, designers share their views

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD), PU, hosted the first of its kind international fashion symposium, a mega event on Exposure: Fashion-Technology- Business.

Now, paramilitary staff can opt for defence studies

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Regulations Committee of Panjab University (PU) on Friday approved for the admission of paramilitary personnel with five years of regular service in defence and strategic studies.

Youth found hanging from tree; kin cry foul

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A daily wage earner was found hanging from a tree in the Sector 38 forest area on Friday.

Decorated SI among 2 held guilty of graft

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A recipient of the President’s Medal, UT Sub-Inspector Sanjiv Kumar (at present posted at the Police Lines), has been held guilty in a 10-year-old graft case, along with another person, Subhash Kataria, a representative of traders.

Mother’s body hanging, child in room for 3 days

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: A woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan in front of her seven-year-old son in Phase VII, Mohali.

RS 6.25 LAKH LOOT FROM GOPAL SWEETS OWNER

Ex-guard planned robbery, 3 held

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A former security guard of Gopal Sweets has been arrested by the police along with two accomplices for allegedly robbing the owner, Sharanjit Singh, on Tuesday night.

Mohali MLA Sidhu makes Cabinet cut

Mohali MLA Sidhu makes Cabinet cut

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

MOHALI: In the first Cabinet expansion of the Congress government since it came to power in the state, Mohali MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu is among nine legislators who will be sworn in as a minister on Saturday.

Hit by Fortuner, woman dies

Hit by Fortuner, woman dies

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 55-year-old woman, Seeta Devi, was killed while her 15-year-old granddaughter, Saloni, was critically injured after being hit by a Fortuner in Sector 37 on Friday afternoon.

Chandigarh hit by dust-storm

20 Apr 2018 | 3:21 PM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh and its surrounding areas in Punjab and Haryana were hit by a high-velocity dust storm on Friday. The storm, with wind speed exceeding 40 kmph, hit the city and its surrounding areas, including Mohali and Panchkula.

Light rainfall, wind hit wheat procurement

Light rainfall, wind hit wheat procurement

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: The procurement process at the Patiala grain market was hit again by a light rainfall coupled with winds in many parts of the city on Thursday evening, thereby dashing the hopes of farmers.

Parking firm pays dues in protest

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: It seems that the increased parking charges are here to stay as the parking firm on Thursday submitted a pending quarterly license fee of Rs 2.69 crore to the Municipal Corporation as a protest.

Shamim leads, Karandeep slips to 8th spot

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Kings XI Punjab’s owner Preity Zinta and Chris Gayle click a selfie after their team’s win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL tie at IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali on Thursday.

ML MARKAN TROPHY

Rupnagar get three points from draw

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Rupnagar earned three points from their draw against Chandigarh in the Punjab inter-district cricket championship for ML Markan Trophy at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, on Thursday.

Gayle rains sixes, regales fans in Kings’ last match at PCA

Gayle rains sixes, regales fans in Kings’ last match at PCA

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Following the directions of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, teams of the Zirakpur Municipal Council on Thursday night began sealing buildings at Imperial Garden in Peer Muchalla.

BRIFFLY

Award for authors

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Chandigarh: The literary works of eight authors from the city have been selected by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi (CSA) for the annual Best Book Award.

PPCB to introduce eco-friendly carry bags

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: After being introduced in Amritsar, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) will introduce compostable carry bags in major cities such as Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala by June 5, 2018, to commemorate World Environment Day.

Punjab BJP chief felicitated

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Legal affairs, BJP, Punjab, felicitated Shwait Malik, Rajya Sabha MP, on his elevation as the BJP president, Punjab, at Law Bhawan, Sector 37, here, on Thursday.

2 special trains between Kalka and Shimla

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the wake of increasing rush of passengers, the Northern Railways has announced two special trains between Kalka and Shimla.

Work under way on Sector 51 CHB flats

Work under way on Sector 51 CHB flats

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two years after the launch, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has started the construction work of flats under the Sector 51 housing scheme.

Hospital needs more on cleanliness front

Hospital needs more on cleanliness front

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the Postgraduate Medical Institute Education and Research (PGIMER) won the Kayakalp Award and secured second slot among the government hospitals in the country for maintaining cleanliness, the very own backyard of the premier medical institute is reeking due to huge pile of biomedical waste.

PGI adds another feather to its cap

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has been ranked second for cleanliness in category A of Central Government institutions.

Plans afoot to reduce pollution in Mandi Gobindgarh: DC

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The most polluted industrial town of Punjab, Mandi Gobindgarh, will be made clean.

Processing of waste: Mohali MC tender draws blank

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: In a blow to a stop-gap plan of the local Municipal Corporation (MC), no private agency has come forward to process waste generated in the town.

Road mishap claims 2 lives in Morinda

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MORINDA: Two persons were killed while two others sustained injuries in a road accident here late on Wednesday evening.

Elderly held on rape charge

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 62-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman on the pretext of providing her job.

Two held guilty of sexually assaulting, robbing girl

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court held two persons guilty of sexually assaulting and robbing a girl on Thursday.

2 suicide incidents reported from city

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two suicide incidents were reported from the city on Thursday.

Nigerian couple caught with heroin, cocaine, drug money

Nigerian couple caught with heroin, cocaine, drug money

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: The Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, on Wednesday arrested two Nigerian nationals, including a woman, with 50 grams of heroin, 50-gram cocaine and Rs 40,000 drug money.

Narco test on lawyer husband not done as P’kula cops goof up

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police on Thursday failed to get brain mapping and lie detector test conducted on Manmohan Kumar, a local advocate accused of killing his wife Rajni Bala three months ago, as they had not informed his counsel in advance.

High Court notice to UT Admn, others

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Justice Rajan Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued a notice of motion to the Chandigarh Administration and other respondents on a petition seeking transfer of investigation in a cheating case against an immigration firm to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

P’KULA VIOLENCE

Framing of charges deferred to May 15

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: A local court on Thursday deferred to May 15 the framing of charges against Honeypreet and others in a case pertaining to violence by followers of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda here.

HC stays appointment of Pbi varsity clerks

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday stayed the appointment of clerks in Punjabi University, Patiala.

Drive stopped as gaushalas packed to their capacity

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: While gaushalas and cow shelters in the district are packed to their capacity, the Panchkula MC has stopped catching stray cattle for the past three months.

Kin of mishap victims await justice

Kin of mishap victims await justice

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Those families which lose their bread earners due to the stray cattle menace in Chandigarh have got no adequate relief or compensation from the authorities concerned.

NGO meets leprosy patients

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: Tejinder Kaur, president of NGO Leprosy Elimination Society, Mohali, visited Guru Nanak Kusht Ashram, Rupnagar.

Expert talks about nurturing city’s heritage

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the wake of World Heritage Day, the University School of Open Learning (USOL), Panjab University (PU), organised a talk on ‘Nurturing the heritage of modernity’ on Thursday.

1,000 evacuated in 4 minutesFIRE MOCK DRILL

1,000 evacuated in 4 minutes

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: To check preparedness and create awareness among library readers during the ongoing Fire Safety Week, a fire mock drill was conducted at AC Joshi Library in Panjab University here on Thursday.

COLLEGE NOTES

Motivational workshop

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Chandigarh: The Alumni Association of the PGGC-11, in collaboration with NSS and NCC units, organised a career guidance and motivational workshop on ‘Career options in the Armed Forces’ on Thursday.

SCHOOL NOTES

Tribune Model School

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

Chandigarh: The Art Department of Tribune Model School, Sector 29, held a special assembly on the Indian folk art.

Havan, bhajan contest mark DAV founder’s day

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: To commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Hansraj, the founder of DAV Public School, Patiala, who worked tirelessly for the social uplift, the school, organised a special vedic havan.

PGI Director awarded at conference in USA

PGI Director awarded at conference in USA

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Jagat Ram, Director of the PGIMER, has brought laurels to the country by winning the ‘Best Video Award’ at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference held recently at Washington DC, USA.

UIET signs MoU for extensor glove; 37 prototypes exhibited

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The University Institute of Engineering Technology (UIET), Panjab University (PU), hosted an exhibition of 37 medical instruments prototypes which have been developed by its Design Innovation Centre (DIC) and signed a MoU with CMD Tynore Orthotics Private Ltd for one of the prototypes named extensor glove.

Scholar’s cup from tomorrow

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: The third edition of the Annual World Scholar’s Cup 2018 will be hosted in the city by Learning Paths School, Mohali, from April 21.

GOVT RAJINDRA HOSPITAL

MBBS interns seek hike in stipend

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: Despite working for long hours, the disgruntled MBBS interns of Government Rajindra Hospital on Thursday demanded their stipend to be on the lines of — equal work equal pay.

Talent on display at PU’s fashion department

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD), hosted Shears and Ruban, the annual design display event of the department in which the final year students showcase their artistic products, outfits and research projects.

Retirement age of specially abled PU staff may increase

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) is all set to enhance the retirement age of physically challenged teachers and the non-teaching staff by two years.

Minor raped, 6 weeks pregnant; neighbour held

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA: Another incident of a minor’s rape was reported from Pinjore in Panchkula district on Thursday.

DA of UT staff hiked by 3%

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration on Thursday increased the dearness allowance (DA) of the UT employees/pensioners by 3 per cent.

Police book owner, manager of two hotels

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have booked the owner and manager of two hotels in Daria for allowing the five accused in the temple theft cases to stay on one ID proof.

RS 6.25 LAKH LOOT FROM GOPAL SWEETS OWNER

Case cracked, 1 held from Kaimbwala

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two days after the owner of Gopal Sweets, Sharanjeet Singh, reported the second loot from him within 15 months, the police have cracked the case.

Modified silencers to cost you dear

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday made it clear that repeat offenders riding away from traffic rules on bikes with modified silencers were required to be burdened with a minimum fine of Rs 1,000.

Forum asks IDBI Bank to pay Rs 8.50 lakh to 66-yr-old woman

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Providing relief to a 66-year-old woman, who waited for 25 years for a policy in her son’s name to mature, the district consumer forum has penalised a bank for refusing to pay the complete maturity amount.

HC suspends Babla’s sentenceSHED ALLOTMENT CASE

HC suspends Babla’s sentence

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Holding that the case against senior Congress leader Devinder Singh Babla apparently required “deeper consideration”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court not only admitted his plea against conviction, but also suspended the sentence awarded to him by a lower court in the shed allotment case.

DC’s safety concern: Form panel to check Zirakpur buildings

DC’s safety concern: Form panel to check Zirakpur buildings

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali Administration has recommended constitution of a high-level committee to check construction of high-rise buildings in the Zirakpur area.

Panel to look into building collapse

Panel to look into building collapse

20 Apr 2018 | 2:39 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Terming the tragedy “most unfortunate”, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday constituted a special four-member committee to probe all aspects to ascertain the reasons and circumstances behind the collapse of the four-storeyed under-construction building at Imperial Garden in Peer Muchalla, Zirakpur, on April 12.

Owners booked in Zirakpur building collapse

Owners booked in Zirakpur building collapse

19 Apr 2018 | 9:22 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has lodged a complaint against the owners of a three-story under-construction building which collapsed in Zirakpur last week.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

Reserved subjects: LG has killed democracy, says Goel

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel has written a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan alleging that the power of legislation is being encroached upon by the Lt Governor, Anil Baijal, who has “killed” democracy with his order.

Minor girl raped by stepfather for two years

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her stepfather for the past two years in Jaitpur, southeast Delhi, a police official said today.

Taj Mansingh to go under the hammer on June 19

Taj Mansingh to go under the hammer on June 19

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Capital’s iconic luxury hotel Taj Mansingh will go under the hammer on June 19, according to the new dates announced by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

Stop students from using plastic covers for notebooks, schools told

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has directed all schools in the national Capital to restrict students from using plastic covers for their notebooks or books.

DMRC to hike parking charges from May 1

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), in a statement, today said the parking charges have been increased after a gap of five years in view of higher charges levied by the civic agencies.

CM, AAP MLA send dissent note to NDMC chairman

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP MLA Surender Singh today sent New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) chairman Naresh Kumar a dissent note against the civic body's decision that audio and video recording of the council meetings should not be made public.

Trafficked Assam girl rescued

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:The Southeast District police has succeed in tracing a girl who was trafficked from Assam in 2012 by manpower touts.

Man falls to death from terrace of pub

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:An unidentified man died after he fell off from the terrace of a sealed pub located in Hauz Khas Village yesterday, said a police official.

Restrict students from using plastic covers for notebooks: Delhi govt to schools

25 Apr 2018 | 2:36 PM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has directed all schools in the national capital to restrict students from using plastic covers for their notebooks or books.

Metro trial for Pink Line begins

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro today began a trial run on the Lajpat Nagar-Sir Vishveshwaraiah Moti Bagh section of the 59-km-long Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor).

Man found dead inside car

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: The body of a 38-year-old man was found inside his car in Govindpuri, southeast Delhi, this afternoon, with the police suspecting that he might have died due to suffocation or ill health, said DCP Chinmoy Biswal.

Regularising of illegal structures will result in a time bomb: HC

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court said today with the AAP government "pushing for" regularising illegal constructions and the civic bodies allowing such buildings to remain in place by charging a compounding fee, it would result in creating a "time bomb".

Centre committed to in-situ redevelopment of slums: Puri

Centre committed to in-situ redevelopment of slums: Puri

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri reiterated the Centre’s commitment for in-situ redevelopment of slum areas in the city to achieve the vision of housing for all.

SC orders stay on construction activities in 1,797 unauthorised colonies

SC orders stay on construction activities in 1,797 unauthorised colonies

24 Apr 2018 | 8:37 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered immediate stay on construction in 1,797 unauthorised colonies in the National Capital for failing to follow building bye-laws and directed the Centre to set up a special task force (STF) to clear roads and streets of encroachments.

Minor girl among three killed in two fire incidents

Minor girl among three killed in two fire incidents

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: A six-year-old girl charred to death in a fire that broke out in a slum area near Dilshad Garden today. Around 300 shanties were gutted. In the girl was identified as Kalwa, said a DFS official. Due the fire the Metro train services between Dilshad Garden and Mansarovar Park stations were suspended for over an hour as a precautionary measure.

7-month-old foetus found near dustbin

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: A seven-month-old foetus was found near a dustbin in Mehrauli area, south Delhi, a police official said.

Man kills wife in front of three kids

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: A man allegedly killed his 38-year-old wife in the presence of their three children this morning in Mangolpuri, outer Delhi, a police official said.

Three drug cartels busted; four held

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: The Crime Branch has busted three interstate gangs of drug traffickers involved in supply of heroin in the city and has arrested four notorious drug traffickers — Ajay, Suresh Kumar, Mohd. Islamuddin and Ali Hanif — all in age group of thirties, said a police official.

Over 16k ltr of illicit liquor seized in 19 days

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: Cracking down on bootlegging in the city, the Excise Department of the Delhi Government has seized over 16,000 litre of liquor and arrested 45 people from April 1 to 19.

81 unlicensed milk dairies in North MCD areas: HC told

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation today told the Delhi High Court that there were 81 unlicensed dairies in the areas under its jurisdiction and that action was taken against some of them by taking away their cattle.

HC directs de-sealing of Flying Club only for winding up process

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today directed de-sealing of the prestigious Delhi Flying Club (DFC) and asked the management to take out its articles and complete the winding-up process of the premises at the Safdarjung Airport in two months.

Speaker reconstitutes various standing committees

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel today reconstituted various standing committees and other panels of the House and held a formal meeting with their members and heads.

WATER WOES

Haryana agrees to release Delhi’s share

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: The Haryana Government agreed to supply the national Capital’s share of water for 15 days. Later the Supreme Court will take the final decision. Delhi’s share of water is 450 cusecs, said Dinesh Mohaniya, member of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

80-year-old woman beaten up by son

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A man brutally beat his mother and chucked her out of her house.

Man crushed, dragged by bus

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A 22-year-old man was crushed by a bus in Madhu Vihar, east Delhi, said a police official.

Awareness on fire safety need of the hour

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Overlooking of fire safety is engulfing lives of people in the city.

Sailor arrested for stalking, harassing DU students

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A 29-year-old merchant navy officer working with a Hong Kong-based company was arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing several students of a women’s college of Delhi University in south Delhi, said a police official.

Govt issues guidelines for safety, security of children

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has issued guidelines for safety and security of children in all the childcare institutions in the capital.

Two held for bitcoin fraud

22 Apr 2018 | 12:03 AM

NEW DELHI: The police have arrested Deepak Jangra (37) and Deepak Malhotra (56), both are residents of Sonepat, the masterminds of the fraudulent scheme launched on the pretext of h