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Portion under stairs caves in at civic body office

Portion under stairs caves in at civic body office

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: A ground portion under the stairs at the newly constructed Municipal Corporation (MC) head office building at Ranjit Avenue caved in due to heavy rain on Friday evening.

Amid high alert, man caught with illegal pistol, cartridges

Amid high alert, man caught with illegal pistol, cartridges

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

PATHANKOT: Amid the red alert sounded by the Punjab Police, Pathankot cops have nabbed a man moving under suspicious circumstances and recovered a .

Gunshots fired at jeweller’s shop

Gunshots fired at jeweller’s shop

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Panic gripped the Kathian Wala Bazaar in the walled city when several persons barged into a goldsmith’s shop and allegedly decamped with around one-and-a-half-kg gold here on Saturday.

Labourer’s murder: Patti MLA blames cops for ‘shoddy’ probe

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

TARN TARAN: Congress MLA Harminder Singh Gill from Patti has accused the police of carrying out shoddy investigation in connection with a murder case wherein a family of Jawanda Kalan village has been accused of beating a labourer to death for allegedly stealing wheat.

Court orders vacation of Cong office

Court orders vacation of Cong office

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on the orders of a lower court, a bailiff on Saturday came to the District Congress Committee (Rural) office, located at Albert road, for taking possession of the property.

Digital failure: ANMs’ salary to be freezed

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department has issued instructions for freezing the release of remuneration to ANMs (Auxiliary Nursing Midwives) who are not filing regular online updates about their work.

3 robberies reported

3 robberies reported

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Three unidentified motorcycle-borne persons robbed three people on the main GT Road here on Friday.

Anti-drug activist fears for his life

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Nishan Singh, former sarpanch of Dhyanpur village, fears for his life as he says that several persons, whom he has accused of drug peddling, have planned to eliminate him.

DC reviews arrangements to tackle floods

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Though there is no threat of flood in Amritsar according to the district administration, it has made adequate arrangements to tackle any adverse situation.

Sindhis recall Partition experience

Sindhis recall Partition experience

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The Partition Museum marked two years of its existence by recalling the Sindh experience of Partition on Saturday.

Revolutionary Madan Lal Dhingra remembered at state-level event

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Rich floral tributes were paid to martyr Madan Lal Dhingra during a state-level function organised to mark his death anniversary at Senior Secondary School, Mall road, here on Saturday.

Woman alleges molestation

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have booked a youth, Major Singh of Chhanna village, for allegedly harassing a married woman.

500 honoured at GNDU event

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: The 49th annual sports prize distribution function for 2018-19 of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) was held on Saturday.

Firing at Rataul village, six booked

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

TARN TARAN: A resident of Rataul village, 10 km from here, sustained bullet injuries during an assault two days ago.

137 schools to turn smart

18 Aug 2019 | 8:34 AM

AMRITSAR: Urban Development Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria has said that 137 schools in the district will be converted into smart ones.

IN BRIEF

Radicals detained

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

Tarn Taran: Leaders of Dal Khalsa and others organisations have slammed the police for detaining them to prevent them from holding a protest on the Independence Day.

Four thieves nabbed

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Galliara police arrested four thieves and recovered eight moblie phones from their possession here on Thursday.

CAMPUS NOTES

GNDU celebrates Independence Day

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

Amritsar: Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, unfurled the national flag on its premises to mark 73rd Independence Day.

DC urged to take custodianship of Ram Bagh from MC

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) has urged the deputy commissioner to take back the custodianship of Ram Bagh (Company Bagh) from the Municipal Corporation.

Mayor unfurls National Flag at MC building

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Mayor Karamjeet Singh Rintu hoisted the national flag at the Municipal Corporation(MC) building here on Thursday.

Sahir Ludhianvi remembered

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Rich tributes were paid to noted poet Sahir Ludhianvi at Majha House here on Friday.

City celebrates Raksha Bandhan

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The festival of Raksha Bandhan was celebrated with joy and fervour across the city on Thursday.

5 of family booked in dowry case

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Mehta police have booked a family for allegedly harassing a woman for dowry.

Notebooks to promote stamp collection among children

Notebooks to promote stamp collection among children

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Posts has come up with special notebooks to promote stamp collection among kids.

305 gm of heroin seized, two arrested

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

TARN TARAN: The Khalra police have nabbed two persons and seized 305-gm heroin from their possession.

Delhi man shot at

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: A Delhi resident was shot at by two unidentified robbers on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

DC unfurls Tricolour in Tarn Taran

DC unfurls Tricolour in Tarn Taran

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

TARN TARAN: Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal unfurled the national flag and took salute from the contingents of the Punjab police, students and others at a district-level programme organised on the 73rd Independence Day on Thursday.

MC to sell 691 shops, expects Rs 70 crore

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) is all set to sell its 691 shops located in different markets.

Showers trigger traffic jams

Showers trigger traffic jams

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Heavy rain lashed the holy city, flooding several posh localities and other low-lying areas of the city on Friday afternoon.

Amritsar-Dera Baba Nanak road to be widened, says Jail Minister

Amritsar-Dera Baba Nanak road to be widened, says Jail Minister

17 Aug 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Jail Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa unfurled the national flag at Guru Nanak Dev stadium during the 73rd Independence Day celebrations here on Thursday.

4 snatchers land in police net, 35 mobile phones recovered

4 snatchers land in police net, 35 mobile phones recovered

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested four snatchers and recovered as many as 35 mobile phones besides two tabs from their possession.

Lab found locked, hospital warns staff

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMRITSAR: After finding biochemistry lab locked during a checking, authorities at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital have issued notice to staff of the lab.

Partition memories to be highlighted

Partition memories to be highlighted

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMRITSAR: For the first time the Partition Museum will commemorate the Sindh experience of Partition by highlighting stories and memories from Sindh.

Principal stripped of DDO powers

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

TARN TARAN: The Education Department, Punjab, has withdrawn the drawing and disbursing officer (DDO) powers from Himachali Devi, principal of Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Chohla Sahib (boys).

Experts dwell on teacher education

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMRITSAR: A two-day national seminar on “Rethinking Education; Developing the Culture of Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education”, sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) concluded at Guru Nanak Dev University on Wednesday.

Sursing govt school turns ‘smart’

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

TARN TARAN: The Education Department has given the ‘smart school’ status to Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sursing, on Wednesday.

Rain gives impetus to wild growth at vacant places

Rain gives impetus to wild growth at vacant places

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMRITSAR: The ongoing rainy season has resulted in increase in wild growth of grass and other weeds at vacant spaces, including the plots around government buildings and hospitals across the city.

Attari-Wagah border ceremony makes it to World Book of Records

Attari-Wagah border ceremony makes it to World Book of Records

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMRITSAR: The daily Retreat ceremony held at the Attari-Wagah joint check post by the Border Security Force (BSF) has been listed by the World Book of Records (WBR), London, an organisation that catalogs and verifies world records across the world.

Farm labourer beaten to death

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

TARN TARAN: A farm labourer identified as Sukhdev Singh ailas Pappu (50) of Jawanda Kalan village was beaten to death in his native village on Tuesday night.

CBI arrests drug inspector

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) on Thursday arrested a drug inspector of the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) from Amritsar on the charge of corruption.

Woman among 3 booked for killing husband

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

TARN TARAN: The Goindwal Sahib police have booked Manjit Kaur, a resident of Dhunda village, 30 km from here, along with her brother and brother-in-law, on the charge of murdering her husband Sarabjit Singh Sabba.

Minor kidnapped, returns home

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMRITSAR: A-12-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped by five persons, including a woman, from Rayya here on Sunday.

‘Prabhkirat was kidnapped, murdered for easy money’

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMRITSAR: Prabhkirat Singh (16) was kidnapped and murdered for easy money and not for drug abuse, claimed police authorities here on Wednesday.

IN BRIEF

Woman nabbed with narcotics

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

Amritsar: A woman was caught possessing 20-gm heroin at the Sathiala bus stand here on Monday.

Security arrangements up

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: With Independence Day celebrations just two days away, the city as well as the rural police have beefed up the security.

Entries invited for writing contest

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The local general post office has planned to contact schools to invite entries from children to take part in Dhai Akhar Annual Letter Writing Competition 2019.

Public help sought to trace 2-month-old

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have sought help from residents to trace a two-month-old girl who went missing from her home near Preet Avenue, near Majitha road bypass, on August 6.

Cabinet minister Randhawa to unfurl Tricolor

Cabinet minister Randhawa to unfurl Tricolor

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Full-dress rehersals of various events, to be presented during Independence Day celebrations, was organised at Gandhi ground here on Tuesday.

Baba Deep Singh Colony yearns for basic amenities

Baba Deep Singh Colony yearns for basic amenities

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of Baba Deep Singh Colony at Jhabal road are grappling with a number of problems, including choked sewerage, muddy streets and other problems.

Art workshop on Guru Nanak

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has plans to hold an art workshop dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

SSP’s literature love

SSP’s literature love

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: An avid reader, Amritsar (Rural) SSP Vikramjeet Duggal, attended a special literary session organised by the Virsa Vihar Society.

Villagers join hands against drug menace

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

TARN TARAN: Elders of 10 villages of the area, at a joint meeting with police officials in Doburji village, decided to initiate a joint move against the menace of drug on Tuesday.

Parents, academics oppose CBSE examination fee hike

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The move of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to hike the examination fee for Class X and XII has drawn strong reaction from parents and educators.

Woman loses Rs 50,000, mobile to snatchers

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched a handbag containing Rs 50,000 from a woman in Putligarh here on Monday.

Two of six-member robbers’ gang arrested

Two of six-member robbers’ gang arrested

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have arrest of two persons of a six-member gang.

Similar scene in Tarn Taran as well

Similar scene in Tarn Taran as well

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

TARN TARAN: The ‘Punjab Bandh’ call impacted the life of residents in Tarn Taran on Tuesday.

Dalit bandh halts routine business

Dalit bandh halts routine business

14 Aug 2019 | 8:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Throwing life out of gear, the commercial establishments, including shops and petrol pumps, downed their shutters acceding to the ‘bandh’ (shutdown) call to protest the pulling down of a Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi, here on Tuesday.

Content still not the king in Punjabi cinema, what do industry insiders feel?

Content still not the king in Punjabi cinema, what do industry insiders feel?

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Harjeeta, a Punjabi biographical drama based on the life of 23-year-old Indian hockey player Harjeet Singh Tuli, won the national award for Best Punjabi Film at the 66th national awards, but the movie was not successful at commercial box office.

Two nabbed with illegal weapons

Two nabbed with illegal weapons

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police on Monday nabbed two person for allegedly possessing illegal weapons and a stolen motorcycle. They were identified as Robin Rai, alias Raja (20), of Toot Sahib road and Kanav Mahajan (20) of Mohan Nagar.

Peddler caught with heroin

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have nabbed a woman and recovered 20-gm heroin from her possession. A preliminary probe suggested that she had links with a jail inmate who used to provide money to her for procuring drugs.

Rs 9L stolen from ATM

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Unscrupulous elements decamped with Rs 9.39 lakh from an ATM of Punjab and Sind Bank, located near Chief Khalsa Diwan’s Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School at the main GT road, here late on Saturday evening.

IN BRIEF

Man ends life

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

Amritsar:The Senior Study II has been honoured with the CBSE New Generation School title by the CBSE for being one of the first school in Amritsar to start IT as a subject.

‘Take up kitchen gardening’

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Growing vegetables at home is surely latest fad among city residents.

‘Know Our Forces’ show on August 15

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Reaching out to civilians, the Panther Division on Thursday will organise ‘Know Our Forces’ exhibition at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, on the occasion of Independence Day.

NGOs firm on FIR for axing tree

NGOs firm on FIR for axing tree

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of several NGOs are adamant on getting an FIR registered against those who axed a fully grown pipal tree at the Amritsar Games Association (AGA) Heritage Club.

‘Comply with safe school vahan policy’

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Parents Welfare Association has sought cooperation of parents, district authorities for complying the state’s safe school vahan policy for school going kids.

City chef bags gold at int’l event

City chef bags gold at int’l event

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Karanvir Singh, 20, an amateur chef from the city, has won a gold medal at the Mixology Championship held at International Hospitality Expo 2019 in Greater Noida.

Anti-encroachment drive goes on

Anti-encroachment drive goes on

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation’s (MC) anti-encroachment drive continued on public holiday as well.

Edu Dept for English learning at govt schools

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Government schools in the district are making efforts to promote English language at a young age, especially in smart schools.

Govt flayed over temple demolition

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, while criticising the demolition of the historic temple associated with Bhagat Ravidas in Tughlaqabad area of Delhi, has termed it a manifestation of the medieval-era political mindset against the minorities.

Eid sans celebrations for Kashmiri students

Eid sans celebrations for Kashmiri students

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Eid al-Adha, this time, lacks luster for a bunch of Kashmiri students living in the city as they are missing their families back home.

Seva kendra staffers booked for fraud

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

TARN TARAN: Two staff members of a ‘Seva kendra’ here have been booked for allegedly committing fraud, causing losses to the state exchequer to the tune of lakhs of rupees.

No breakthrough in three murder cases

13 Aug 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have failed to make a breakthrough in three murder cases in the holy city in the recent past. The bodies of the victims were found abandoned at different places. The police suspect that the victims have been killed somewhere else and their bodies dumped here. Even their identities are yet to be ascertained.

Kitchen garden catches fancy of residents

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Growing vegetables at home is surely latest fad among city residents.

IN BRIEF

DEOs to resolve school issues

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

Amritsar: The School Education Department has asked the district education officers (DEOs) and nodal officers to resolve the issues of schools falling in their jurisdiction.

9 shops await auctionTARN TARAN DIARY

9 shops await auction

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

Nine shops, constructed on the common land of Raspulpur village, are awaiting the permission of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department for auction on lease basis.

Kisan mela on September 10

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Krishi Vighyan Kendra under the aegis of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, will organise a kisan mela at Nag Kalan village on September 10.

‘Need to promote outdoor games’

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Gone are the days when outdoor games were considered a part of kids’ daily routine as online games have taken away the charm of traditional outdoor sports these days.

Pak’s import ban to affect both nations: Traders

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Both India and Pakistan will suffer due to the import ban by the latter, say traders.

Haryana CM flayed for remarks on Kashmiris

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Damdami Taksal and the Amritsar Vikas Manch, an NGO, have flayed Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over his remark on Kashmiri women.

Tarksheel Society holds test on students’ scientific temper

Tarksheel Society holds test on students’ scientific temper

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Tarksheel Society, Punjab, affiliated to the Federation of Indian Rationalist Association (FIRA), conducted a national-level test to check the scientific temperament of students on Sunday.

Three drug peddlers identified

Three drug peddlers identified

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police, during its cordon-and-search operation, identified three drug peddlers on Sunday.

Chemists want say in drug policy

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Chemist Association has sought a meeting with Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu before implementing its drug policy to apprise the state government of the difficulties being faced by the medicine store owners in the name of curbing drug abuse.

Bank penalised for excessive charge

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a private bank to pay Rs 7,000 as compensation and additional Rs 5,000 as litigation expenses to an account holder from whose account Rs 1,189 was deducted in excess for an online transaction.

Man found murdered

Man found murdered

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: An unknown person was found murdered in Maqboolpura here on Sunday.

Transgender Bill needs certain changes: LGBT community

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019, which was passed in the Lok Sabha a few days ago, still needs changes for betterment, feels the LGBT community.

Cop dismissed for helping gangster

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar rural police have dismissed a constable, Narwinder Singh, for allegedly providing shelter to notorious gangster Shubham Singh.

Videos related to child abduction create panic

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Videos of child kidnapping swarming social media platforms, like WhatsApp, have created panic among residents.

MC team heckled during encroachment removal

MC team heckled during encroachment removal

12 Aug 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of Municipal Corporation (MC) officials was heckled by a group of people during an anti-encroachment drive from the Mall road here on Sunday.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
AAP dist chief booked for ‘assaulting’ cop

AAP dist chief booked for ‘assaulting’ cop

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

BATHINDA: The police on Saturday booked AAP district president Navdeep Singh Jeeda, who is also a former president of the district Bar Association, for allegedly assaulting a traffic policeman.

Patients suffer as transfusion machine stays non-functionalCIVIL HOSPITAL WOES

Patients suffer as transfusion machine stays non-functional

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

BATHINDA: A patient requiring SDP cells is forced to spend as high as Rs12,000 from his/her own pocket at private hospitals in the city as the machine used for collection of these cells is lying defunct at the blood bank unit of the Civil Hospital for the past couple of months.

Police foil protest of contractual staff at I-Day function venue

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Contractual Employees’ Sanghrash Committee were held captive by the city police, when they were heading towards the Multi-purpose Sports Stadium on Thursday.

Independence Day celebrated with patriotic fervour at varsities

Independence Day celebrated with patriotic fervour at varsities

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

BATHINDA: The Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour by students and faculty members of the Central University of Punjab on its main campus in Ghudha village on Thursday.

Canara Bank holds regional meet to set future roadmap for PSBs

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

BATHINDA: The first stage of the bottom-up consultation process designed to generate ideas and review performance of banks, was conducted at the regional level on Saturday by the Canara Bank at its regional office in Bathinda.

Woman found dead at house

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

BATHINDA: A woman was found dead at her house located in fields at Kotguru village in the Sangat Mandi area on Friday night.

Bag containing Rs1lakh snatched, 2 booked

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

BATHINDA: Two unidentified miscreants snatched a bag containing Rs1.

Kabarwala police station to be shifted

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

MALOUT: The Kabarwala police station will soon get a new address as the process to start construction of a new building at Karamgarh village on the Malout-Abohar national highway is underway.

NDRF battalion celebrates I-Day

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

BATHINDA: The 7th battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrated Independence Day on its campus with on Thursday.

2-day bankers’ meet begins

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

Bathinda: A two-day bankers’ meet of the State Bank of India (SBI) begun at Civil Lines Club here on Saturday.

Alumni share memories

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

Bathinda: The tenth annual alumni meet, ‘Connections’, was organised at the Baba Farid College of Education (BFCE).

District-level games begin

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

BATHINDA:Dedicated to Punjab government’s Mission Tandrust, two-day district level games (under-25) began at the Multi-purpose Sports Stadium in city on Saturday.

IN BRIEF

Man jumps in front of train

18 Aug 2019 | 7:33 AM

Bathinda: A man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train near the Badal road bridge on the Bathinda-Bikaner railway line. After spotting the body on the track, passers-by informed a city-based NGO, members of which reached the spot.

Three persons die in separate incidents

Three persons die in separate incidents

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

BATHINDA: The police recovered the body of a man from Oriya Colony near the Thermal plant.

ASI employee booked on corruption charge

ASI employee booked on corruption charge

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

BATHINDA: An official of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), deployed at Quila Mubarak for maintenance work, has been booked for providing a fake NOC of construction clearance near the Quila Mubarak after taking bribe.

Two jail inmates among four held with drugs in city

Two jail inmates among four held with drugs in city

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police claimed to have arrested four persons, including two jail inmates who were on out parole, and seized 46 gram of heroin from their possession in separate incidents.

Ajit Road residents write to SSP over nuisance

Ajit Road residents write to SSP over nuisance

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of Ajit Road have written to the SSP, Bathinda, against the nuisance created by young boys and girls in the area.

API appreciates code of ethics under NMC Act

API appreciates code of ethics under NMC Act

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

BATHINDA: The Association of Physicians of India (API), Malwa branch, has sent a appreciation letter to the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan for the implementation of code of ethics for members of the National Medical Commission (NMC).

National flag hoisted in Mansa, Muktsar

National flag hoisted in Mansa, Muktsar

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

MANSA: To celebrate the 73rd Independence Day, a district-level function was organised at the Sports Stadium in Mansa on Thursday.

Work on toilets stalled at Bhokhra village for want of funds

Work on toilets stalled at Bhokhra village for want of funds

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

BATHINDA: Work on more than 90 toilets has been lying stalled for over the past six months at Bhokhra village in Goniana block here.

On I-Day, Barnala gets Sakhi building, smart school

On I-Day, Barnala gets Sakhi building, smart school

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

BARNALA: Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour here at the grain market here on Thursday.

New medical college in Mohali soon, says VC

New medical college in Mohali soon, says VC

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

FARIDKOT: The State Government is going to start a new Medical College at Mohali.

Decision to postpone felicitation event irks PWD coordinators

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

MUKTSAR: The eleventh-hour decision of the state government to postpone the felicitation of district coordinators appointed to facilitate the persons with disabilities (PwD) during the recently held Lok Sabha elections has not gone down well with them.

Schools celebrate I-Day with zeal

Schools celebrate I-Day with zeal

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

BATHINDA: City schools celebrated the Independence Day with full fervour on Thursday. The Little Kingdom Nursery School celebrated the day on the school campus . The function started with a prayer song.

Take vow to ensure India’s growth: Bajwa

Take vow to ensure India’s growth: Bajwa

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

BATHINDA: Cabinet Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa hoisted the national flag at a district-level Independence Day function organised at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium here on Thursday.

Two months on, no clue to missing CUP student

Two months on, no clue to missing CUP student

15 Aug 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Two months have elapsed since a student of the Central University of Punjab had gone missing under mysterious circumstances, but the police are still groping in the dark.

Chief guest changed at 11th hour in MuktsarI-DAY FUNCTION

Chief guest changed at 11th hour in Muktsar

15 Aug 2019 | 7:07 AM

MUKTSAR: Changing the name of the chief guest for the I-Day and R-Day functions at the eleventh hour seems too have become a norm in Muktsar district.

Tript Bajwa inaugurates resource centre building

Tript Bajwa inaugurates resource centre building

15 Aug 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Rural Development and Panchayat, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fishery and Higher Education Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa on Wednesday inaugurated the new building of resource centre, which is built at a cost of Rs 2 crore, at Maluka Khurd village in the district.

Poor sales leave traders in the city disappointed

Poor sales leave traders in the city disappointed

15 Aug 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Following an economic downturn, local markets are not getting much customers and the sales during this festive season have declined substantially as compared to last year.

Schoolkids celebrate I-Day with patriotic fervour in city

Schoolkids celebrate I-Day with patriotic fervour in city

15 Aug 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, celebrated Independence Day with patriotic fervour here on Wednesday.

Cabinet Minister Tript Bajwa to hoist Tricolour in city

Cabinet Minister Tript Bajwa to hoist Tricolour in city

15 Aug 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: A full-dress rehearsal of Independence Day was held here on Wednesday.

Civil Hospital gets Rs 4-cr grant

Civil Hospital gets Rs 4-cr grant

15 Aug 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Badal on Wednesday issued a grant of Rs4 crore for the renovation of the Civil Hospital.

2.67 lakh drug tablets recovered from godown

2.67 lakh drug tablets recovered from godown

15 Aug 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: The Bathinda police seized 2.67 lakh drug tablets from a godown in Transport Nagar near Kartar Colony on Tuesday night.

Beware! e-challan facility begins

Beware! e-challan facility begins

15 Aug 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Now, the city has an e-challan facility. IGP, Bathinda Range, MF Farooqui and SSP Dr Nanak Singh on Wednesday initiated the service at a control room set up at Hanuman Chowk.

International Youth Day celebrated

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: The NSS wing of Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa Girls’ College on Tuesday organised a seminar on the occasion of International Youth Day.

Tree plantation drive

Tree plantation drive

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: The NSS and RRC units of SSD Women’s Institute of Technology, Bathinda, organised ‘Swachchta Pakhwada’ and ‘one student, one tree’ campaign on Tuesday.

Hit by stray cattle, 45-yr-old biker injured

Hit by stray cattle, 45-yr-old biker injured

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: A man was injured after a herd of stray cattle suddenly came in front of his motorcycle on the Bhatti road here on Monday night.

Minister to open resource centre building today

Minister to open resource centre building today

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: A new building of the district panchayat resource center has come up at a cost of Rs2 crore at Maluka Khurd village in the district.

Four held for murder

Four held for murder

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: Four persons have been arrested on the charge of murder. The police have also recovered 45 goats, which were stolen after the murder of Gurcharan Singh at Gurusar village in the Bhagta Bhaika area on Monday evening.

Partial response to bandh call in city

Partial response to bandh call in city

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Ravidas community, along with various Dalit organisations, on Tuesday staged a protest over the demolition of a Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi.

Clerk booked on voyeurism chargeBRIEFLY

Clerk booked on voyeurism charge

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

FARIDKOT: The police have booked a clerk-cum-steno of the Faridkot Education Department on the charge of voyeurism. The complainant is a colleague of the suspect.

BFGI students excel in varsity exams

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: Sabreet Kaur of Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) has bagged the first position in BBA (Semester-V) exams conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala.

Woman gets new lease of life

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: A 23-year-old woman got a new lease of life when she was operated upon successfully for rare congenital urological abnormality at Adesh Hospital here on Tuesday.

3 lives snuffed out in two road accidents

3 lives snuffed out in two road accidents

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: Three persons were killed and four others, including two kids, suffered serious injuries in two separate road mishaps in Banawali and Atla Kalan villages in the Mansa district on Tuesday.

Ajit Road made one-way, motorists suffer

Ajit Road made one-way, motorists suffer

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Ajit Road, one of the busiest stretches where a majority of the IELTS institutions are located, has been made the one-way stretch. The entry to this road from Ghore Wala Chowk has been blocked.

No support from govt, hotel industry fighting for survival

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: Online portals have become a headache for hoteliers as they are arm-twisting them as per their benefits, ignoring the norms and agreements signed between them due to a large number of customers.

‘Kidnapping bid’ creates panic

‘Kidnapping bid’ creates panic

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: High drama was witnessed at Prajapat Colony when family members of a 12-year-old boy raised the alarm saying that two car occupants allegedly attempted to kidnap their child.

Parents flay CBSE decision to hike board examination fee

Parents flay CBSE decision to hike board examination fee

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) decision to hike fees of Class X and XII board examinations has not gone well with parents, particularly belonging to the SC/ST category.

Haphazard parking along roads leads to traffic snarls

Haphazard parking along roads leads to traffic snarls

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: Haphazard parking along Mall Road causes inconvenience to commuters, leading to traffic snarls. A number of cars and two-wheelers can be spotted parked along the road, while the authorities concerned have turned a blind eye towards the problem.

Bus services remain affected

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

BATHINDA: The bus services were affected in the city due to a protest by members of the Ravidas community at the main gate of the bus stand on Tuesday afternoon.

...passes off peacefully in Muktsar district

...passes off peacefully in Muktsar district

14 Aug 2019 | 7:46 AM

MUKTSAR: The bandh call given by the Ravidasia community against the demolition of a historic temple in Delhi evoked a strong response in Muktsar, Malout and Gidderbaha towns on Tuesday.

IN GOOD FAITH

A long life with a meaning

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

As medical science has advanced, life expectancy has increased. But keeping a long life meaningful is a challenge. Here is some inspiration from the epics.


Ajit Road made one-way, motorists sufferBROAD STROKES

Ajit Road made one-way, motorists suffer

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

BATHINDA: The Ajit Road, one of the busiest stretches where a majority of the IELTS institutions are located, has been made the one-way stretch.

Addict’s parents approach NGO for help

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

BATHINDA: Miffed over drug addiction of their 20-year-old youth, his parents from Rampura block have approached a city-based NGO to seek its help for their son’s treatment.

Eid-al-Adha celebrated with religious fervour

Eid-al-Adha celebrated with religious fervour

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

BATHINDA: Eid-al-Adha was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in the city on Monday.

Labourers’ union holds protest

Labourers’ union holds protest

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding the arrest of all suspects in the Jawahrewala double murder case, members of the Khet Mazdoor Union staged a protest and burnt effigy of the state government and the Muktsar police department at Balahar Mehma and Khemuana villages on Monday.

City hoteliers snap ties with OYO over ‘arbitrary’ terms

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

BATHINDA: Several hotel owners in the city have snapped ties with hotel aggregator OYO due to company’s alleged arbitrary financial terms. On Monday, members of the Hotel Restaurant and Resorts Association gathered in a hotel to announce the termination of their agreements with the company.

Victim discharged from hospital without removing bullet: JACJAWAHREWALA DOUBLE MURDER CASE

Victim discharged from hospital without removing bullet: JAC

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

MUKTSAR: Demanding the arrest of the remaining five suspects in the Jawahrewala double murder case, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Monday said the district administration had promised it free treatment for the two victims, who had sustained bullet injuries on July 13, but the bullet had not been removed from the body of one of the victims till date.

Man held with 10 cartons of liquor

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

BATHINDA: The police have arrested a person after 10 cartons of liquor — Haryana-based brand — were recovered from him.

Bathinda Rly station to have escalators

Bathinda Rly station to have escalators

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

BATHINDA: A member of the Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) of the Northern Railways, Mohan Lal Garg, recently met Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi.

Civil Hospital grapples with shortage of blood

Civil Hospital grapples with shortage of blood

13 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

BATHINDA: The blood bank at the Civil Hospital has been grappling with shortage of blood these days. As a result, staff members at the back have been asking patients to visit private hospitals for blood transfusion which in turn charging them exorbitantly.

New courses hit among studentsMRSPTU ADMISSIONS

New courses hit among students

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: The process of admission to Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) for the session 2019-20 is in the last stage.

247 attend cancer screening camp

247 attend cancer screening camp

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: A free-medical camp was organised by a city-based NGO Global Cancer Concern India, in collaboration with Bathinda Youth Forum, at Shaheed Jarnail Singh Senior Secondary School, Guru Nanak Pura.

13 held with illicit liquor, drugs in Mansa district

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police on Sunday arrested 13 persons after smack, poppy husk and sedative tablets were recovered from their possession.

IED project proves boon for children with special needs

IED project proves boon for children with special needs

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

MUKTSAR: The Inclusive Education for Differently-abled (IED) project, which is being run by the state government with a aim to provide equal educational opportunities to kids with special needs, is proving a boon for such kids in the district.

FM releases Rs 1.5 crore for laying of sewer line

FM releases Rs 1.5 crore for laying of sewer line

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Badal on Sunday performed the groundbreaking ceremony of laying a sewer line in Kartar Colony and Sucha Singh Nagar here.

SEWAGE OVERFLOW

Advocates move court against Water Supply Dept officials

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

FARIDKOT: Some advocates have filed a criminal complaint against four senior officials of the Water Supply and Sanitation Department in the court here for their alleged act of dereliction of duty which led to accumulation of sewage in the District Courts Complex here.

Man lands in police net with 660 stolen wheat bags

Man lands in police net with 660 stolen wheat bags

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: The police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a person with a truckload of wheat bags worth Rs6.

Ex-SAD sarpanch booked on charge of abetment to suicide

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

FARIDKOT: The police have booked a former SAD sarpanch of Dhudi village of Faridkot on the charge of abetment to suicide.

By abrogating Article 370, mistake has been rectified: Malik

By abrogating Article 370, mistake has been rectified: Malik

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: BJP state president Shwait Malik on Sunday said by abrogating Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a mistake committed in history had been rectified.

Protest over demolition of Ravidas temple

Protest over demolition of Ravidas temple

12 Aug 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Ravidas community on Sunday blocked the Bathinda-Mansa highway to lodge their protest over the demolition of a temple in New Delhi.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Killer stabbed ex 8 timesSECTOR 22 DOUBLE MURDER

Killer stabbed ex 8 times

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Twenty-eight-year-old Manpreet Kaur, who was murdered along with her younger sister Rajwant Kaur (27), was stabbed around eight times on different parts of the body.

PUTA elections: Incumbent president recounts ‘achievements’

PUTA elections: Incumbent president recounts ‘achievements’

18 Aug 2019 | 8:09 PM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Teacher’s Association (PUTA) president Rajesh Gill on Sunday said that over the last two years PUTA had worked to force authorities to withdraw several measures detrimental to teachers’ interest.

Safety of girls, working women staying alone a major concernSECTOR 22 DOUBLE MURDER

Safety of girls, working women staying alone a major concern

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The gruesome murder of two sisters who were staying alone in their rented accommodation in Sector 22 here has once again sparked a debate over safety of young girls and working women staying alone in the city.

MC inspector caught taking Rs 2,500 bribe

MC inspector caught taking Rs 2,500 bribe

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: An inspector of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH), MC, was arrested by UT Vigilance sleuths while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,500 at Sector 29 here today.

Shooter Anjum elated over Arjuna honour

Shooter Anjum elated over Arjuna honour

18 Aug 2019 | 12:08 PM

CHANDIGARH:City shooter Anjum Moudgil is one of the 19 sportspersons picked up by the selection committee for the Arjuna Award this year.

Centenarian gets new lease of life

Centenarian gets new lease of life

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 103-year-old patient underwent a successful stenting procedure at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) here.

Woman’s body found at Sukhna

Woman’s body found at Sukhna

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The body of a 42-year-old woman was found at Sukhna Lake here this morning.

Ideologically divided, PU’s left & right at daggers drawn

Ideologically divided, PU’s left & right at daggers drawn

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: In an unpleasant debacle of sorts, Panjab University’s left-leaning SFS (Students for Society), which gave to the PU its first woman president Kanupriya, was on Saturday asked to “clarify on issues pertaining to unity and integrity of the country” by RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

PUTA elections: Jayanti’s team claims to be pro-teacher

PUTA elections: Jayanti’s team claims to be pro-teacher

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Jayanti Dutta, presidential candidate for the upcoming elections of Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA), highlighted different facets of her election campaign, team, manifesto and other issues today.

PU to keep Gate No. 3 open throughout night

PU to keep Gate No. 3 open throughout night

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Quoting the 40th American President, Ronald Reagen, representatives of the SOI (Student Organisation of India) protested against the current situation in Panjab University and resisted the “unnecessary fortification” of its campus on Friday night.

TEDx dwells on how to focus on & realise aim

TEDx dwells on how to focus on & realise aim

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The fifth edition of TEDx was held at Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharam (GGDSD) College, Sector 32, on Saturday.

CHB set to begin survey for housing scheme in Sec 53

CHB set to begin survey for housing scheme in Sec 53

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is all set to start a demand survey for the new housing scheme to be launched in Sector 53.

Thieves decamp with Rs15-lakh valuables

Thieves decamp with Rs15-lakh valuables

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

MOHALI: Thieves struck at a locked house in Phase 5, Mohali, and decamped with cash and jewellery valued at Rs 15 lakh.

Kin, eyewitness in govt teacher murder case attacked, three booked

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMBALA: Vijay Kumar, brother of a government schoolteacher Session Kumar Judge, who was murdered last year, and Rambir, an eyewitness, in the case, were allegedly attacked by three men in Naraingarh today.

Kharar resident held with stolen batteries

Kharar resident held with stolen batteries

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have arrested a battery thief.

Illegal structures razed in Sector 56

Illegal structures razed in Sector 56

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Continuing its drive against illegal structures, the Chandigarh Housing Board today demolished fresh unauthorised constructions in Sector 56 .

Trial run of new extension block at PGI on August 20

Trial run of new extension block at PGI on August 20

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Finally, newly established 334-bed Nehru Hospital Extension Block of the PGIMER will start trial run on August 20.

Institute Director opens another cath laboratory

Institute Director opens another cath laboratory

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Jagat Ram, Director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, inaugurated a new Cath Lab Cios Alpha Portable in the Advanced Cardiac Centre, PGI, on Friday.

Month on, Jan Aushadhi stores run short of glucometers, strips

Month on, Jan Aushadhi stores run short of glucometers, strips

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Jan Aushadhi stores in the city are facing shortage of glucometers and strips required for checking blood sugar levels of patients suffering from diabetes for the past nearly a month.

Theft suspect escapes police custody, nabbed

Theft suspect escapes police custody, nabbed

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

AMBALA:Amrik Singh, who was nabbed in connection with a trespassing and theft case, managed to flee from the Saha police station here today.

Pvt bank manager booked for cheating

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have booked a HDFC Bank’s branch manager and a resident of Paonta Sahib for issuing two credit cards and withdrawing money from a salary account of Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) posted at Panchkula.

Wild growth, broken pavers  have Sector 9 residents edgy

Wild growth, broken pavers have Sector 9 residents edgy

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Wild growth on pavements and broken paver blocks has become a major cause of concern for residents in Sector 9.

MC moots tranquiliser guns to catch animals

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: MC’s sanitation committee today proposed that tranquiliser guns should be purchased for catching animals on trial basis.

Tributes paid to Bollywood maestro Kishore KumarLEGEND’S BIRTH ANNIV

Tributes paid to Bollywood maestro Kishore Kumar

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The North Zone Cultural Centre ( NZCC), Patiala, in collaboration with the Tricity Cultural Association organised a cultural evening “Sunehri Yadein” to pay musical tributes to egendary Bollywood singer Kishore Kumar on his 90th birth anniversary at Navrang Theatre, Bal Bhawan, here today.

P’kula MC to launch new helpline number

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula Municipal Corporation (MC) would launch a three-digit helpline number within a fortnight wherein residents could register their grievances.

P’kula cops to send notices to erring landlords

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

PANCHKULA: The Panchkula police are keeping a tab on landlords who have failed to get the verification of their tenants done living in PGs at various places, especially in sectors across the Ghaggar.

Disciples of Dr Shobha Koser express gratitude through Kathak

Disciples of Dr Shobha Koser express gratitude through Kathak

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Pracheen Kala Kendra organised a special programme to pay reverence to “SNA Awardee Guru Maa Dr Shobha Koser” for dedicating her 75 summers to Kathak Nritya.

Gangster held in Romania wanted by Kharar police

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

KHARAR: Punjab’s most wanted gangster, Sukhpreet Singh Buddha, who was nabbed by the Interpol in Romania, had been booked by the Kharar police in an attempt to murder case on July 20.

Biker killed in hit-&-run

Biker killed in hit-&-run

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

PANCHKULA: In a hit-and-run, a man died and his friend sustained injuries as a rashly driven jeep hit their motorcycle near Pinjore.

Beetles bug Main village residents

Beetles bug Main village residents

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:Residents of Main village, which is just a few kilometers away from here, are having sleepless nights due to the nuisance caused by swarms of beetles.

‘Swachh Survekshan’ award for Mountview

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The flagship hotel of CITCO, Hotel Mountview, was honoured with “Swachh Survekshan” award on Independence Day by the MC Commissioner and city Mayor.

13 booked for attacking city resident

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:The local police have booked as many as 13 persons for allegedly attacking a local resident with sharp weapons at his house in Shahi Samadha here.

Streets inundated, rainwater enters houses

Streets inundated, rainwater enters houses

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:With heavy rains lashing the district late on Saturday, a few parts were inundated and water entered houses in several parts of the city.

YPS shooter shines in Germany

YPS shooter shines in Germany

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:Raj Kanwar Singh Sandhu of Yadavindra Public School once again bought laurels to the school by winning several international and state-level medals.

Govt Bikram College holds freshers’ party

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

PATIALA:BCom-II students of Government Bikram College of Commerce, Patiala, today organised a freshers’ party for their juniors.

BJP failed to keep promises, says Congress leader

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

PANCHKULA:Senior vice-president and former chairman of Haryana Kisan Congress Vijay Bansal today took a dig at development plank of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Third suspect arrested in kidnapping, carjacking case

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

MOHALI: In a case of carjacking and kidnapping of a Balongi resident, the police arrested the third suspect, identified as Ajay, a resident of Phase 5 here.

Unnati sets final date with Aditi

Unnati sets final date with Aditi

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

PANCHKULA:Top seed Unnati Bisht rallied from a game down to beat eighth seed Tasnim Mir of Gujarat in the girls’ U-19 semifinals at the 28th Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Badminton Tournament at Tau Devi Lal Stadium here today.

Harbhajan, Bindra on PIS governing council

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has approved the names of five eminent sportspersons, including cricketer Harbhajan Singh and Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, as members of the state’s sports institute’s governing council.

Youth hangs self to death

18 Aug 2019 | 7:14 AM

MOHALI: A 23-year-old youth, who was working as a domestic assistant in the house of a priest, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Phase 3B1 here.

Markan Trophy: Mohali colts hold edge on Day 1

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mohali bowlers struck in unison as the visitors took bundled out Ludhiana for 156 runs in their first innings on the rain-curtailed opening day of their U-16 Markan Trophy match at the GRD Academy grounds today.

Aman top Indian at T-21, Aadil T-43SARAWAK CHAMPIONSHIP

Aman top Indian at T-21, Aadil T-43

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

KUCHING (MALAYSIA):Aman Raj struck five birdies and a late bogey for a card of 4-under 68 to emerge the best-placed Indian after 54 holes in the Sarawak Championship here today.

Panjab varsity wins MAKA Trophy after 13 years

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University Chandigarh has won the annual Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.

City school makes it to psychology quiz finals

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

CHANDIGARH:Fortis Hospital organised a psychology quiz “PSYCH-ED, 2019” today.

SCHOOL NOTES

Government Model, Sector 38

18 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

Chandigarh: Independence Day was celebrated at Government Model High School, Sector 38-D ,Chandigarh.

Cop booked on rape chargeIN BRIEF

Cop booked on rape charge

18 Aug 2019 | 7:32 AM

Panchkula: A cop has been booked for allegedly raping a married woman. The case was registered after the victim wrote a letter to the DCP, Panchkula.

Jilted lover kills 2 sisters in Sec 22, held

Jilted lover kills 2 sisters in Sec 22, held

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 30-year-old jilted lover, son of a retired UT police inspector, has been arrested by the local police for the gruesome murder of two sisters at their one-room rented accommodation in Sector 22 on August 15.

Rly station set for airport-like makeover

Rly station set for airport-like makeover

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:In the next two years, the Chandigarh railway station is in for an “airport-like” makeover — replete with an air-conditioned airspace concourse, new roads, modular toilets, subways, escalators and a food plaza — which has been conceived by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) to be built at a cost of Rs 135 crore.

Shocking video: Lightning claims girl’s life at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh

Shocking video: Lightning claims girl’s life at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh

17 Aug 2019 | 6:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 19-year-old girl, who had arrived at Sukhna Lake with her friends, died after being struck by lightning on August 15.

Victims had got a silver rakhi made for brother

Victims had got a silver rakhi made for brother

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The victims’ younger brother was waiting for his sisters to arrive and tie him a rakhi.

‘I regret not waking up son, neighbours; maybe, their lives could have been saved’

‘I regret not waking up son, neighbours; maybe, their lives could have been saved’

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sixty-year-old Shashi Bala, who stays on the first floor of the house in which the two sisters were murdered, was the one who heard one of the victims crying.

Irked over removal from  WhatsApp  group, 3 thrash  admin

Irked over removal from WhatsApp group, 3 thrash admin

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:Irked over being removed from a WhatsApp group, three people allegedly assaulted the admin of the group.

4 men nabbed for cloning ATM cards

4 men nabbed for cloning ATM cards

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

DERA BASSI:Four members of an interstate gang have been arrested for alleged ATM skimming, cloning cards and withdrawing money from the account of gullible people.

Yadavindra Public, MohaliSCHOOL NOTES

Yadavindra Public, Mohali

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

Saluting the nation and its freedom fighters on the occasion of Independence Day, the staff and students of Yadavindra Public School marked the occasion with a march past by two contingents of NCC cadets.

Drug inspector, firm MD held  in graft case

Drug inspector, firm MD held in graft case

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

MOHALI:The CBI arrested a Baddi-based drug inspector of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, the Managing Director and several employees of a pharma company and a middleman in a case of illegal gratification.

Colleague arrested for factory guard’s murder

Colleague arrested for factory guard’s murder

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

LALRU:With the arrest of the main suspect and three others, the police claimed to have cracked the blind murder of a security guard on the night of July 28.

Lightning claims girl’s life at Sukhna

Lightning claims girl’s life at Sukhna

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 19-year-old girl, who had arrived at Sukhna Lake with her friends, died after being struck by lightning on August 15.

PUNJABI VARSITY

Transparency takes ‘back seat’

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:Questions have been raised once again over transparency in admission process at Punjabi University.

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION ON MC PREMISES

Court summons Patiala civic bodyCommissioner

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:A local court has summoned the Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC), Commissioner, and seven others, on September 3 following illegal construction of shops on the premises of the civic body.

Sports infra to get boost: Minister

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:After unfurling the Tricolour during a district-level function on the 73rd Independence Day, Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi claimed that Maharaja Bhupindra Singh Sports University would start enrolling students in September.

Patriotic shades of I-Day

Patriotic shades of I-Day

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:Patiala Member of Parliament Preneet Kaur hoisted the national flag at Quila Chowk.

Rashid best placed Indian in Malaysia

Rashid best placed Indian in Malaysia

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

KUCHING (MALAYSIA):Two-time Asian Tour winner Rashid Khan added a second successive 4-under 68 to emerge as the best-placed Indian at tied-24th after the second round of the Sarawak Championship here today.

Sreeshankar, Dutee steal the show

Sreeshankar, Dutee steal the show

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:Long jumper M Sreeshankar marked his return to competition on Indian soil after six months with a season’s best leap of 8.

Gauri wins her maiden title as Gaurika stumbles in Rd 3

Gauri wins her maiden title as Gaurika stumbles in Rd 3

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Rookie Gauri Karhade showed great nerves as she carded a 1-over 73 in the final round to win her maiden title at the Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club in Hyderabad today.

Krishan-Sushant win junior national title in Chennai

Krishan-Sushant win junior national title in Chennai

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Krishan Hooda and Sushant Dabas beat Ajay Malik and Madhwin Kamath in straight sets to clinch the boys’ doubles title at the MCC Adidas Nationals Junior (U-18) Tennis Tournament in Chennai today.

Unnati marches into quartersJUNIOR NATIONALS

Unnati marches into quarters

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PANCHKULA:Top seed Unnati Bisht of Uttarakhand defeated Kerala’s Treesa Jolly to move into the girls’ U-19 quarterfinals at the 28th Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior National Badminton Tournament at Tau Devi Lala Stadium here today.

Tributes paid to freedom fighters at GMCH-32

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Prof BS Chavan, Director-Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, unfurled the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebrations here on Thursday.

Amloh MLA celebrates I-Day with students from Kashmir

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:The MLA from Amloh, Kaka Randeep Singh, celebrated the 73rd Independence Day with Kashmiri students at Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Goblindgarh.

PGI chief asks staff to work with dedication, lists achievements

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Prof Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER, unfurled the National Flag on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day.

3-day conference on employees’ issues begins

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PANCHKULA:There is recession throughout the world as the capitalist system is the victim of institutional crisis.

Mahatma Gandhi will always be remembered, says Vij

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PANCHKULA:Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij unfurled the National Flag at the Parade Ground in Sector 5 here on Thursday to mark the 73rd Independence Day.

Punjab Assembly Speaker takes salute from contingents

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

MOHALI:The Punjab Assembly Speaker, Rana KP Singh, took salute from the march past by contingents of the Punjab Police, Guardians of Governance (GoG), Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute, Government College, Mohali, and the NCC as well as scouts of various schools at the 73rd Independence Day celebrations here on Thursday.

Badnore asks residents to chip in for development

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, VP singh Badnore, has vowed to make Chandigarh a front runner city on the national map.

Sports infra to get boost: Minister

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:After unfurling the Tricolour during a district-level function on the 73rd Independence Day, Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi claimed that Maharaja Bhupindra Singh Sports University would start enrolling students from September.

Mobile, Rs 700 snatched at knifepoint

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

KHARAR:Two miscreats snatched a mobile phone and Rs 700 from Ashish Matholia, a student Chandigarh University, Ghauran, at a knifepoint.

Main suspect in former cop’s murder still at large

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

AMBALA:Even as the police had been able to arrest three co- accused in a murder case of a retired sub-inspector of Haryana Police, Satwinder Singh, alias, Kaka (62), the main suspect was still on the run.

CUSTODIAL DEATH

2 witnesses allege torture by cops

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:In what appears to be more trouble for Himachal Pradesh (HP) cops, who are accused of custodial death of a suspect in the Kotkhai rape case, five witnesses on Friday recorded their statements before the Special CBI court here.

Power Dept can’t ask for ACD on bimonthly basis: Forum

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum (CGRF) has halved the advanced consumption deposit (ACD) charges imposed by the UT Electricity Department on a consumer.

NHM staff to go on strike on August 19

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of the Chandigarh NHM Employees’ Union today held a protest outside the office of the Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM), in support of their pending demands.

Now, dealers in UT  to affix HSRPs too

Now, dealers in UT to affix HSRPs too

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:After dealer point registration, the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) has allowed the automobile dealers to affix high security registration plates (HSRPs) on vehicles too.

COLLEGE NOTES

MCM DAV

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

Chandigarh: The Department of Food Science at Mehr Chand Mahajan (MCM) DAV College for Women, Sector 36, organised an interactive session on ‘Safe and Nutritious Food (SNF) Fellowship Programme’, in collaboration with FSSAI, CII, and GSK.

400 take part in event to mark silver jubilee of school

400 take part in event to mark silver jubilee of school

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:To mark 73rd Independence Day, Manjit Singh, Director, Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), unfurled the National Flag at TBRL’s Ramgarh Ranges near here.

Deepak is PUNTEF president

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Non-Teaching Employees Federation (PUNTEF) chose Deepak Kaushik, the head of the Panjab University Staff Association, as the president of PUNTEF.

Students tie rakhis to jawans

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:NSS volunteers and Bharat Scout and Guides of Carmel Convent School visited the NCC Department, Sector 31, to celebrate ‘Ek raakhi jawano ke naam’ to mark ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and Independence Day.

Abrogation of Article 370 will bring stability, says BJP leader

Abrogation of Article 370 will bring stability, says BJP leader

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Avinash Rai Khanna, national Vice-President BJP, said the abrogation of Article 370 would bring stability and prosperity to the lives of people in J&K.

106 units of blood collected

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:More than 250 persons took part in a blood donation camp at Shri Satyanarayan Mandir & Dharamshala, Sector 22-C, here today.

Play highlights farmers’ woesART & CULTURE

Play highlights farmers’ woes

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A week-long drama festival, organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi, commenced with the staging of a socially relevant Hindi play, ‘Bhook Ka Ilaaj’, by Alankar Theatre ensemble at Randhawa Auditorium here today.

Rs 74-crore projects submitted to Centre, says Prof Raj Kumar

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Prof Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor (VC), Panjab University, unfurled the National Flag on the campus to mark Independence Day.

No transfer certificate issued forcibly, claims DEO office

No transfer certificate issued forcibly, claims DEO office

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The office of the District Education Officer (DEO) has denied the allegation of issuing transfer certificates (TC) forcibly to students of Government High School, Colony No 4, for shifting them to the new building.

HC directs UT not to act on employees’ housing scheme

HC directs UT not to act on employees’ housing scheme

17 Aug 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Acting on petitions alleging that the Chandigarh Housing Board was charging five times the initial price for land after the launch of a “self-financing housing scheme” for UT Administration employees, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the respondents not to take any action in pursuance of a public notice issued in this regard.

Son of retired UT police inspector held in Fazilka sisters' murder case

Son of retired UT police inspector held in Fazilka sisters' murder case

16 Aug 2019 | 3:12 PM

CHANDIGARH: The son of a retired UT police inspector was arrested on Friday in connection with the murder of two sisters in Sector 22 here on Thursday.

Sisters from Fazilka murdered in Chandigarh’s Sector 22

Sisters from Fazilka murdered in Chandigarh’s Sector 22

15 Aug 2019 | 4:02 PM

CHANDIGARH: Two sisters who were living in a rented house in Sector 22 here, were found murdered on Thursday afternoon. Sharp-edged weapons were used in the crime, police said.

Badnore vows to make Chandigarh a frontrunner city

Badnore vows to make Chandigarh a frontrunner city

15 Aug 2019 | 10:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh administrator VP Singh Badnore on Thursday vowed to make Chandigarh a frontrunner city on the national map.

Vice-Prez calls for judicial reforms

Vice-Prez calls for judicial reforms

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, while addressing a gathering of over 100 people attending the first Balramji Dass Tandon memorial lecture at Panjab University here today, waxed eloquent on issues ranging from abrogation of Article 370 and economic growth to judicial reforms.

Cow cess not being used properly, rue residents

Cow cess not being used properly, rue residents

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA:A 34-year-old man died after being hit by a stray bull on the Sirhind-Rajpura road last week.

Grant funds to MC: Badnore

Grant funds to MC: Badnore

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has written to the Centre asking it to grant funds to the cash-starved Municipal Corporation based on the recommendations of the 4th Delhi Finance Commission.

‘Quality education must for country’s progress’

‘Quality education must for country’s progress’

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

KHARAR: No society or country can progress without quality education.

SC Commission sends reminder to PU VCRESERVATION POLICY

SC Commission sends reminder to PU VC

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes today issued a reminder addressed to PU VC Prof Raj Kumar, seeking a reply regarding the representation submitted by the Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) alleging violation of the reservation policy by the university.

Another leakage delays additional water to city

Another leakage delays additional water to city

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the delay in repairing of the leakage of a pipeline between Kajauli waterworks and Jandpur village, the additional supply of 29 million gallons of water per day (MGD) has received another setback.

2 men assault auto driver, rob him of purse

2 men assault auto driver, rob him of purse

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants stabbed a 40-year-old auto driver and robbed him of his purse near the railway station turn in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, on the intervening night of August 13 and 14.

Getting suspended DL back won’t be easy now

Getting suspended DL back won’t be easy now

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Watch out before you violate traffic rules! For now, it will not be easy for you to get the suspended driving licence (DL) back as the UT Administration has decided to implement the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019.

CRIME BRIEFS

One held with banned vials

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a person while possessing banned injections. According to the police, the suspect, identified as Atul, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, was arrested from near the Shahpur light point with 22 banned injections.

IN BRIEF

Cash stolen from donation box

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

Chandigarh: Cash was stolen from the donation box of a temple in Khudda Jassu. Daya Sagar complained that an unknown person had stolen some money from the donation box of the temple on the intervening night of August 12 and 13.

FC Mittal Trophy: Harpreet bowls Mohali to victory

FC Mittal Trophy: Harpreet bowls Mohali to victory

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mohali started their campaign in the FC Mittal Trophy with a six wicket win over hosts Ludhiana today.

City girl Mili stays afloat

City girl Mili stays afloat

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

PANCHKULA:Chandigarh’s Mili Verma drubbed Khushi Boora of Haryana in the third round of the girls’ U-19 qualifiers on the second day of Smt Krishna Khaitan All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Tau Devi Lal Stadium here today.

UT team to figure in Ranji Trophy

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Cricket Association (UTCA), which was recently granted affiliation by the Indian cricket board (BCCI), has announced that it has got the approval to field teams in all formats (age groups and both genders), including the Ranji Trophy.

College releases magazine

College releases magazine

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA:MM Modi College, Patiala, today organised a function to release its annual college magazine ‘The Luminary’ focusing on the theme of International Youth Day, ‘Transforming Education’.

Two arrested for illegal mining

Two arrested for illegal mining

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

KHARAR:The Mullanpur Garibdass police have arrested two on the charge of illegal mining and seized a tractor-trailer loaded with sand and one JCB machine here on Tuesday.

40,000 drug tablets seized in Samana

40,000 drug tablets seized in Samana

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA:The local police today seized 40,000 drug tablets from three luxury cars in Samana town of the district.

32-year-old woman ends life, 3 held

32-year-old woman ends life, 3 held

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA:The local police today booked five persons for abetment to suicideafter a 32-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan on Tuesday morning.

Of brothers & sistersIN GOOD FAITH

Of brothers & sisters

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

Today is Raksha Bandhan, a festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters.

Just stop being helicopter parents!

Just stop being helicopter parents!

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

It was one of those regular parent-teacher meeting that I was attending in my daughter’s school.

Na, don’t say as I know it my sis

Na, don’t say as I know it my sis

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

It’s Raksha Bandhan and my heart goes out to all those who don’t have a sister to celebrate the day with.

Woman electrocuted in Naraingarh

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

Ambala: A 54-year-old woman was electrocuted when she came in contact with a high-tension wire which was passing over an Anganwadi centre in Naraingarh.

School in-charge suspended

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

KHARAR: District Education Officer (Elementary Education) Gurpreet Kaur Dhaliwal today suspended the in-charge of Government Primary School at Nagal Faizgarh village under Kharar block-2 for being absent from the school.

Senior citizen ties rakhi to Mayor, reminds him of civic problems

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Paramjit Kaur, a senior citizen and a resident of Dhanas, celebrated Raksha Bandhan in a unique way.

Woman, two daughters go missing in Mohali

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

MOHALI: A woman, along with her two daughters and a niece, went missing after she left her house on August 12 to tie ‘rakhi’ to her brothers in Bhogpur village in Pinjore block.

Youth held for impregnating 16-year-old

Youth held for impregnating 16-year-old

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

DERA BASSI: A youth from Dera Bassi has been arrested on the charge of impregnating a 16-year-old girl here on Wednesday.

Teach kids to be free of caste bias: Parida

Teach kids to be free of caste bias: Parida

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Education Department organised a cultural bonanza on the eve of Independence Day at Tagore Theatre here today.

Man died of suffocation: Autopsy report

Man died of suffocation: Autopsy report

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The post-mortem report of Hardeep Singh (27), a resident of Barnala, whose decomposed body was found in a car parked on the roadside on the Chandigarh-Ambala stretch here yesterday, suggested that he died due to suffocation.

HIV+ cases see a sharp dip in city

HIV+ cases see a sharp dip in city

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The number of HIV positive cases has dropped significantly from 7.12 per cent to 0.73 per cent over the past decade in the city.

Avoid these routes today, security up for I-Day

Avoid these routes today, security up for I-Day

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: In view of the Independence Day function at the Parade Ground in Sector 17 here, the police have decided to impose traffic restrictions and diversions on August 15. Road users are advised to make use of alternative routes.

Rapists destroy sanctity of society: Judge

Rapists destroy sanctity of society: Judge

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: Additional District and Sessions Judge Poonam R Joshi, while pronouncing the quantum of punishment for the Sector 29 auto gang rape convicts, said, “During the festival of Raksha Bandhan, girls tie rakhi on the wrist of their brothers and the latter take an oath to take care of their sisters.

Life in jail till death for 2 auto gang rape convictsSEC 29 CASE

Life in jail till death for 2 auto gang rape convicts

15 Aug 2019 | 7:38 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Poonam R Joshi today sentenced Sector 29 auto gang rape case convicts Mohammad Irfan (28) and Kamal Hasan to life imprisonment till death.

Avoid ‘partisanship’ on issues of national importance: V-P Naidu

Avoid ‘partisanship’ on issues of national importance: V-P Naidu

14 Aug 2019 | 10:43 PM

CHANDIGARH: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was a step in the right direction and stressed on avoiding “partisanship and petty politicking” on issues of national importance.

Wait over, UT gets dealer point vehicle registration

Wait over, UT gets dealer point vehicle registration

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: There is no need for you to visit the office of the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) to get the registration certificate of your vehicle (non-transport) as Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today launched the long-awaited dealer point registration facility.

2 more bike thieves arrested

2 more bike thieves arrested

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

PANCHKULA: The CIA staff of the Panchkula police have nabbed two more members of a gang of two-wheeler thieves that was busted on July 24.

Murder suspect sent to two-day police custody

Murder suspect sent to two-day police custody

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

PANCHKULA: Sandeep alias Shibu, who was arrested for brutally murdering his friend Gagandeep Singh Bedi, was today produced in the court, which remanded him in two days police custody.

Prisoner ‘runs’ drug network from jail

Prisoner ‘runs’ drug network from jail

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

PATIALA:A day after the police had nabbed two women peddlers and seized heroin from their possession, further investigations revealed that the husband of one of the accused who has been behind bars was running a drug network from the jail.

Youth held for minor’s rapeIN BRIEF

Youth held for minor’s rape

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

Mohali: The police have arrested a youngster for allegedly raping a school-going minor girl and making her obscene video using his mobile phone.

15 challans issued during drive against dengue

15 challans issued during drive against dengue

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

MOHALI: A total of 15 challans have been issued to residents during a surprise anti-dengue drive by Mohali health authorities here.

Over 150 pledge organs in tricityWORLD ORGAN DONATION DAY

Over 150 pledge organs in tricity

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 157 persons pledged for organ donation during awareness events organised by the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO), PGIMER, to mark World Organ Donation Day today.

Bandh passes off peacefully in Patiala

Bandh passes off peacefully in Patiala

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

PATIALA:Markets in the city wore a desserted look as members of the Ravidasia community protested at bus stand against demolition of Guru Ravidass temple in Delhi.

Traffic comes to a standstillBANDH AGAINST DEMOLITION OF GURU RAVIDAS TEMPLE

Traffic comes to a standstill

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LALRU: Commuters were a harried lot as traffic came to a standstill for over an hour on Ambala-Chandigarh Road in Lalru, as members of the Dalit community blocked the highway to protest against demolition of the 15th century Guru Ravidas temple in New Delhi.

22 to be awarded commendation certificate

22 to be awarded commendation certificate

14 Aug 2019 | 9:31 AM

The UT Administration has decided to award the commendation certificate to 22 persons on Independence Day for rendering outstanding services in their respective fields.

Decomposed body of man found in Sec 56

Decomposed body of man found in Sec 56

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

Chandigarh: The decomposed body of an unidentified man was found under mysterious circumstances in bushes near the forest area at Sector 56 here this morning.

Panchkula tops sex ratio at birth chart in Haryana

Panchkula tops sex ratio at birth chart in Haryana

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

PANCHKULA: Panchkula district has been ranked first in sex ratio at birth (SRB) in Haryana as a result of continuous efforts by the district administration and the Health Department to prevent female foeticide.

Caller yet to be identified

Caller yet to be identified

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after the bomb hoax at Elante Mall, the UT police are yet to identify the person who rang up the police control room to inform about explosives planted at the shopping place, triggering panic.

Home Guards volunteer ‘thrashes’ kids

Home Guards volunteer ‘thrashes’ kids

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: High drama was witnessed at Palsora in Sector 56 on Monday night when three children and a woman were allegedly thrashed by a neighbour, who is a Home Guards volunteer.

Court slaps Rs 10K fine on 9 drunken drivers

Court slaps Rs 10K fine on 9 drunken drivers

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on nine persons who were convicted of drunken driving.

Members burn effigy of Delhi CM

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

KHARAR:Members of various Dalit organisations today held a protest against a demolition of Guru Ravidas temple in New Delhi.

ASHA workers seek fixed pay

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

PATIALA:Demanding a fixed pay, ASHA workers today held a protest at the Civil Surgeon office.

Six-star Karanveer puts Moga aheadMARKAN TROPHY

Six-star Karanveer puts Moga ahead

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

MOHALI:A six wicket haul by Karanveer helped Moga gain a small but vital four-run lead against hosts Mohali after the visitors were bundled out for 102 runs in their first innings on the opening day of their U-16 Markan Trophy match at the newly-built PCA Stadium at Mullanpur today.

Amandeep keen on getting back to winning waysWOMEN’S PRO TOUR

Amandeep keen on getting back to winning ways

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:After a lackluster outing last week, Amandeep Drall will be keen on getting back to the winning ways when she tees off in the 12th leg of the Women’s Pro Tour at the Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Ajay beats Sanyam, Ojaswi edges past Faizan on Day 1

Ajay beats Sanyam, Ojaswi edges past Faizan on Day 1

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

PANCHKULA:Ajay Dhankar came from behind to beat Sanyam Grover in the boys’ U-19 singles qualification round on the opening day of Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Tau Devi Lal Stadium here today.

Ajay, Krishan ease into pre-quarters

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Second seed Ajay Malik of Haryana and his state-mate and fourth seed Krishan Hooda won their respective second round matches with ease to move into the boys’ singles pre-quarterfinals at the MCC National Junior (U-18) Clay Court Tennis Championship in Chennai on Tuesday.

Haryana Steelers eye top-4 place against UP Yoddha

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:With successive wins in their last two outings, Haryana Steelers will look to extend their winning streak when they take on UP Yoddha in their seventh match of the Pro Kabaddi League at the EKA Arena in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

P’kula DC reviews arrangements

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

PANCHKULA:A full dress rehearsal as part of preparations for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations was held at the Parade Ground in Sector 5 here today in which Deputy Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja hoisted the flag and took the salute of the parade.

Holiday rush at city rly station

Holiday rush at city rly station

14 Aug 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city railway station today witnessed rush with several people travelling to their native towns for Raksha Bandhan celebrations.

ALL-INDIA TRILINGUAL KAVI SAMMELAN

Dr Trikha slams Pakistan through ‘Tehzeeb hi taveez hai’

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: Celebrating the spirit of Independence, the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi, organised an “All-India Trilingual Kavi Sammelan” at Randhawa auditorium today.

Protesters block NH-73 for two hours

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

PANCHKULA: Irked over demolition of Guru Ravidas temple by the Delhi Developmental Authority in Tughlakabad, Delhi, the Dalit community and Sant Samaj jointly staged protest at Mattawala village on the national highway-73 (NH-73) today.

Ambala Cantonment Board decides to close Mall Road

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMBALA: Following security concerns, the Cantonment Board, Ambala, has decided to close Mall Road in front of the Headquarters 2 Corps for vehicular traffic.

2 mock drills in run-up to I-Day

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: In view of the Independence Day celebrations and to check the alertness of various units of the police force, the Chandigarh Police conducted two mock drills today.

SCHOOL NOTES

Joyland Montessori

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

Students of Joyland Montessori School, Sector 38, celebrated the 73rd Independence Day with enthusiasm. The celebrations emphasised on ‘love our country’. .

PISA 2021

Mathematics project for upper primary

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

ANDIGARH: In view of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) that will be conducted in 2021 in the city, BL Sharma, Education Secretary, Chandigarh, launched a project aimed at making fundamentals of mathematics clear to the students of the upper primary classes, in collaboration with Khan Academy, at GMSSS-8 here today.

PGI cancels BSc entrance

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Registrar, PGIMER, today cancelled the entrance examination held for admission to BSc (Nursing) four-year course.

CSIO comes up with multi-view microscope

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: To address the large requirement in the field of medical diagnosis, the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) has developed a portable microscope that can acquire multiple fields of views to create a bigger perspective of the sample under study.

3-tier security cover in Mohali

3-tier security cover in Mohali

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

MOHALI: Elaborate security arrangements have been made at Government College, Phase 6, the venue of the Independence Day function, here.

Protesters halt vehicles in Mohali

Protesters halt vehicles in Mohali

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

MOHALI: Members of the Sri Guru Ravidas Temple Naujwan Sabha, Punjab, and Bahujan Samaj Party today blocked traffic at Phase 7 following a call given by Ravidas community to protest against the Supreme Court’s order on demolition of centuries-old Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi.

Celebrating Raksha Bandhan with country’s real heroes

Celebrating Raksha Bandhan with country’s real heroes

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

MOHALI: It was a day full of emotions for at least 25 soldiers, mostly wheelchair-bound, when women members of The Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh tied ‘rakhi’ to them during a function at Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre here today.

Administrator’s police medal for 13

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: A total of 13 UT police personnel will be conferred with the Administrator’s Police Medal for distinguished and meritorious services on August 15.

Hit by car, man dies in Pinjore

Hit by car, man dies in Pinjore

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

PANCHKULA: A person was killed when a rashly driven car hit him while he was going to participate in a religious function at Pinjore in Panchkula on the intervening night of August 11 and 12.

Talk on Article 370 ‘cancelled’; seek permission, students told

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PSU (Lalkaar), a student political party, was to organise an open discussion on ‘Abrogation of Article 370 and 35A’ near AC Joshi library at Panjab University here today.

Badnore okays draft education policy

Badnore okays draft education policy

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, has approved the Draft National Education Policy (DNEP) with some suggestions by the Administration.

At first, staff took it for a mock drillBOMB HOAX AT ELANTE MALL

At first, staff took it for a mock drill

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: Employees of Elante Mall, who were present there when the safety alarm was sounded, said earlier they believed it was a mock drill, following which they didn’t react seriously.

Man found dead in car at Zirakpur

Man found dead in car at Zirakpur

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The decomposed body of a man was found in a car here this evening.

UT ranks first in GST return compliance

UT ranks first in GST return compliance

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major achievement, the UT Excise and the Taxation Department has topped the country in the GST 3B monthly tax return compliance rating of 92.

Nagar kirtan from Nankana Sahib reaches Panchkula

Nagar kirtan from Nankana Sahib reaches Panchkula

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

PANCHKULA: A nagar kirtan dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev from Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib in Pakistan reached Panchkula at 3am on Monday.

Mismanagement leads to traffic jam in Zirakpur

Mismanagement leads to traffic jam in Zirakpur

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Traffic snarls were witnessed on Chandigarh-Ambala stretch in Zirakpur during the “nagar kirtan” procession of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev today.

Chargesheet against property dealer for cheating IAS officer

Chargesheet against property dealer for cheating IAS officer

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have filed a chargesheet against a property dealer for allegedly cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property of a Punjab-cadre IAS officer.

Major relief on cards for property owners

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration is all set to recommend reduction in misuse charges for building violations to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Campaigning for PUTA poll in full swing

Campaigning for PUTA poll in full swing

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: In view of upcoming PUTA elections, the participating groups are indulging in rigorous campaigning at Panjab University.

Depts fail to start online RTI facility

Depts fail to start online RTI facility

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the UT Administration had launched an online procedure for seeking information under the RTI Act in 2017, several departments have failed to provide the applicants with the facility till now.

Volunteers get pat for cattle food initiative

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Project ‘Ann Anand for Animals’ — started in November last year by PU Prof Gaurav Gaur of Centre for Social Work and NSS volunteers — is garnering support from across the city.

Waste segregation to be part of students’ homework soon

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Segregating dry and wet waste will soon be an assignment for schoolchildren as the Municipal Corporation has started the process for tying up with city schools in this regard.

Sexual harassment case, ad for faculty on Senate agenda

Sexual harassment case, ad for faculty on Senate agenda

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PU Senate will take into account 10 issues, including the Syndicate decision to scrap PU’s advertisement for 26 posts of assistant professors and the sexual complaint against former PU VC Prof Arun Grover, during a meeting to be held on August 22.

History-sheeter held with gun, live cartridge

History-sheeter held with gun, live cartridge

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 52 resident, who has at least seven cases registered against him in different states, was arrested by the UT police while possessing a shot gun and a live cartridge.

Man stabs wife in full public view, arrested

Man stabs wife in full public view, arrested

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 35-year-old woman was stabbed on her face, neck and stomach by her estranged husband in full public view near the Airport light point here today.

Man kills ‘alcoholic’ son in fit of rage at Nayagaon

Man kills ‘alcoholic’ son in fit of rage at Nayagaon

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

MOHALI: The police have arrested a person for allegedly killing his 30-year-old son in a fit of rage at Nayagaon here last night. The suspect, Randhir Singh of Janta Colony at Nayagaon, picked up a brick and hit his son Aman on his head. The assault proved fatal for him.

Fire destroys two shops, 50 stalls in Ambala City

Fire destroys two shops, 50 stalls in Ambala City

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMBALA: A major fire broke out at the famous cloth market in Ambala City here today. Two shops and nearly 50 stalls were destroyed in the fire. However, no casualty or injuries were reported in the incident.

Pollution panel gives clinics 15 daysBIO-MEDICAL WASTE

Pollution panel gives clinics 15 days

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Over 100 clinics and pathology and blood bank centres in the city have been served final notices by the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) to get the authorisation certificate from the committee within 15 days or face action.

Tractor-trailer owner booked for illegal mining

Tractor-trailer owner booked for illegal mining

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police have registered a case against unidentified person for illegal mining in a village near Raipur Rani, besides damaging wall of a house.

Bindra’s favourite sports moment!

Bindra’s favourite sports moment!

13 Aug 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: His rewriting of India’s Olympic history has been retold several times but that, surprisingly, is not Abhinav Bindra’s favourite moment of his illustrious career.

11-year-old girl dies in hit-&-runBRIEFLY

11-year-old girl dies in hit-&-run

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a hit-and-run, an 11-year-old girl died while her mother was injured after they were knocked down by an unknown car near Sector 52 here on Sunday night.

Locals apprise Kharar MLA of problems

Locals apprise Kharar MLA of problems

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

KHARAR: Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu today visited New Sunny Enclave in Sector 123 and discussed the problems faced by residents.

PGI to act against unfair trade practice

PGI to act against unfair trade practice

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PGIMER has reiterated to take legal action against those representatives of private laboratories and pharmaceutical companies who indulge in unfair trade practice.

3 held for outraging modesty, trying to kidnap two women

3 held for outraging modesty, trying to kidnap two women

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three youths, all residents of Sangrur, have been arrested by the Chandigarh police for outraging modesty and trying to kidnap two women on the intervening night of August 11/12.

Bomb hoax at Elante triggers panic

Bomb hoax at Elante triggers panic

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: A call that a bomb has been planted at Elante Mall in the Industrial Area sent UT cops into a tizzy this afternoon. The police swung into action and got the mall evacuated, leading to panic among thousands of visitors who had thronged the mall as it was a holiday today on account of Eid. It was after a search of over four hours and a half that cops realised it to be a hoax.

Parvesh steers city boys to victory

Parvesh steers city boys to victory

13 Aug 2019 | 7:48 AM

PANCHKULA: Captain Parvesh Kurl led from the front as Chandigarh Cricket Association registered a two-wicket win over Ambala Cricket Association in a Haryana Inter-District U-23 Tournament match here today.

Gopal, Hassan triumph

Gopal, Hassan triumph

13 Aug 2019 | 7:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: Gopal Kakkar registered an 11-6 21-0 win over Mayank Gupta to claim the boys’ junior title on the concluding day of the 22nd St Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament here today. Aditya bagged third position after defeating Piyush Soni 11-6 21-0.

Badminton meet from today

Badminton meet from today

13 Aug 2019 | 7:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 28th edition of the Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament will be held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula from August 13-18.

Double delight for Shourya

Double delight for Shourya

13 Aug 2019 | 7:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shourya clinched twin titles on the concluding day of the Lawrebs Tennis Open Tournament here today. Shourya registered a 4-2 win over Hriday in the boys’ U-14 final, while he prevailed 4-1 against Ranvir in the boys’ U-12 title clash.

At 88, Sidhu keen on bettering his Asian Masters record

At 88, Sidhu keen on bettering his Asian Masters record

13 Aug 2019 | 7:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: Captain Gurjiwan Singh Sidhu (Retd) is keen on breaking his own record when he takes the field at the 21st Asian Masters Athletics Championship in Malaysia in December.

Markan Trophy starts sans Chandigarh

13 Aug 2019 | 7:48 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab inter-district U-16 tournament for ML Markan Trophy will be held across different venues from August 13. Twenty teams from various districts of the state will participate in the competition, the organisers said here today.

Garg, Jhanvi win chess tournament

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA: A two-day Senior Patiala District Chess championship organised by the Patiala District Chess Association concluded today at Playways Senior Secondary School, Lahori Gate.

‘People reluctant to cooperate in drive against dengue’

‘People reluctant to cooperate in drive against dengue’

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA: Following detection of dengue larvae in and around residential areas, the casual approach of residents has become a cause of concern for the Health Department. Health officials said people were reluctant to cooperate and in some cases hostile.

Patiala MC to rehabilitate 390 vendors on Aug 15

Patiala MC to rehabilitate 390 vendors on Aug 15

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA: The Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC), would rehabilitate over 390 street vendors near the Ghalori Gate under a rehabilitation project started in July last year.

Four booked for robbery, assault

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

PATIALA: The police have booked four people for allegedly committing a robbery and assaulting a man in Samana block of the district.

Protest over temple demolition

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHAMKAUR SAHIB: Members of Ravidas community staged a protest against the demolition of the Guru Ravidas temple in Tughlakabad, New Delhi, here today.

Tabla beats, recital mark music baithak

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Music lovers of the City Beautiful were treated to a double delight of vocal as well as percussion by eminent ‘tabla’ exponent from Bangalore, Pt. Jagadeesh Kurthakoti, disciple of famous ‘tabla’ wizard Pt. Yogesh Shamsi, and classical vocalist Pt. Keerti Badsheshi enthralled the weekend crowd at the Baithak musical event in Pracheen Kendra auditorium on Sunday.

GMADA to hold public camp tomorrow

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

MOHALI: To address problems and grievances of colonisers and plot/building owners, interested in applying for regularisation of their properties, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will organise a public camp on August 14 at PUDA Bhawan, Sector 62, here.

Cops raid hideouts to nail murder suspect

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

PANCHKULA: Even after more than 24 hours the local police is still clueless about the whereabouts of Sandeep, alias Shibu, who had brutally murdered his friend Gagandeep Singh Bedi on Sunday morning.

Police post in-charge among 4 booked for abetment to suicide

Police post in-charge among 4 booked for abetment to suicide

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police have registered a case against the Sector 7 police post in-charge and three others for abetment to suicide and threatening to eliminate the wife of Sector 12-A resident.

Dogras left in the lurch: Prof SambayalABROGATION OF ARTICLE 370

Dogras left in the lurch: Prof Sambayal

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Harbans Singh Sambayal, a renowned academic, regretted that by abrogating Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and making two Union Territories (UTs), the BJP government has left Dogras of the Jammu region in the lurch.

Repair work begins on Mohali-Kharar stretch

Repair work begins on Mohali-Kharar stretch

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

MOHALI: Finally, repair work on the Mohali-Kharar stretch under the flyover was started by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) here.

NHAI, Mohali admn pass the buckZIRAKPUR-DERA BASSI HIGHWAY ISSUES

NHAI, Mohali admn pass the buck

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

MOHALI: While the Mohali administration has been coercing the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to redress certain serious issues on the Zirakpur-Dera Bassi highway to reduce accidents, the latter apparently has flayed the former for not showing concern regarding other problems, including illegal accesses, encroachments and unauthorised parking along the stretch.

POCSO ACT

Mother denies allegations

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Responding to a news report, “Mother booked under the POCSO Act in Zirakpur”, carried in these columns on July 28, counsel for the woman has stated that she was having a matrimonial dispute with her husband and a “plethora of complaints” had been filed against each other.

Neki Ki Dewaar offers clothes, dignity

Neki Ki Dewaar offers clothes, dignity

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMBALA: A city-based NGO, the Propkar Sewa Society, has been running a store where underprivileged can pick up any garment for Rs 20.

Forum fines two travel companies

Forum fines two travel companies

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum penalised two travel companies for duping a former Additional Collector-cum-SDM of Rs 20,000 in lieu of promising a trip to Goa.

Car hits motorcycle, pillion rider dies

Car hits motorcycle, pillion rider dies

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

PANCHKULA: A 48-year-old man was killed when a rashly driven car hit the motorcycle he was riding pillion on a bridge near Moli village of Barwala block.

Eid celebrated with fervour

Eid celebrated with fervour

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Eid-al-Adha was today celebrated across the city with fervour. A large number of Muslims in traditional attire offered prayers at mosques in various parts of the city.

9 challaned for violating food safety norms in 4 months

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Food Safety Department has issued nine challans for sale and preparation of food articles under unhygienic and unsanitary conditions in the past four months.

Excise Dept to intensify vigil against illegal liquor sale

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after the Punjab Police claimed to have busted two spurious liquor factories in Rajpura, the Department of the Excise and Taxation, Chandigarh, intensified its vigil to check the flow of spurious liquor in the city.

Rs 17.42 lakh relief for truck cleaner’s familyDEATH IN MISHAP

Rs 17.42 lakh relief for truck cleaner’s family

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 17.42 lakh to the family of a Jammu and Kashmir-origin truck cleaner, who died in an accident near Ambala in 2016.

Agg Di Ikk Baat Hai — A tribute to Amrita Pritam

Agg Di Ikk Baat Hai — A tribute to Amrita Pritam

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Alumni Association organised a Hindi play, ‘Agg Di Ikk Baat Hai’, at Randhawa Auditorium here today.

SCHOOL NOTES

Activity organised

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: KBDAV-7 organised a ‘wash your hands’ activity on its campus. Students of Classes VIII to XII brought liquid soaps, paper soaps and sanitizers to wash their hands.

Abhilash Rajkhowa is PU head of SFI

13 Aug 2019 | 7:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Students’ Federation of India (SFI) announced its office-bearers for the Panjab University campus here today.

Wadali weaves Sufi magic

Wadali weaves Sufi magic

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjabi Sufi and folk singer Lakhwinder Wadali enthralled the audience on the concluding day of the festival, ‘Lok Tarang’, organised by NZCC, Patiala, at Tagore Theatre here today.

Mahila Congress calls for Khattar’s apology‘BRIDES FROM KASHMIR’ REMARK

Mahila Congress calls for Khattar’s apology

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

PANCHKULA: Members of the district Mahila Congress today burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for making objectionable comments about Kashmiri women at Ashiana Flats in Sector 25 here.

Nagar kirtan accorded warm welcome in Mohali

Nagar kirtan accorded warm welcome in Mohali

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

MOHALI: A warm welcome was accorded to nagar kirtan, dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, by Mohali residents, who turned up in thousands to pay obeisance.

Sec 18 printing press shut, staff to be shifted

Sec 18 printing press shut, staff to be shifted

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Centre has ordered closure of the Government Printing Press in Sector 18 here. It is one of the oldest printing presses in the region having more than 300 employees.

Plans afoot to make Sec 17 Plaza no-vehicle zone

Plans afoot to make Sec 17 Plaza no-vehicle zone

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Sector 17 Plaza will become a walkers’ paradise as the UT Administration has started the implementation of a plan to revitalise the heart of the city. Under the plan, no vehicle will be allowed in the Sector 17 Plaza and visitors will be provided with golf carts and cycles to travel from one place to another.

Bunty, Babli on sale for Rs1.25 lakhEID-UL-ADHA

Bunty, Babli on sale for Rs1.25 lakh

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ahead of Eid-ul-Adha, two goats — Bunty and Babli — from Solan village were on sale for Rs 1.25 lakh at the goat market in Mani Majra here today.

Maruti driver hits traffic cop, booked

Maruti driver hits traffic cop, booked

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have booked the driver of a car which hit a traffic cop who was on duty at the Sector 40/41/54/55 chowk.

Soon, pay on the spot for traffic challan

Soon, pay on the spot for traffic challan

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The motorists getting challaned for traffic violations in the city won’t have to visit the Traffic Lines in Sector 29 and stand for hours as the UT traffic police is soon going to introduce on-the-spot payment of fine for compoundable offences like helmetless riding and wrong parking.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Abrogation of Article 370 justified

12 Aug 2019 | 8:58 AM

A significant political decision with respect to Kashmir has sent shocks and upbeating across the nation. The BJP has fulfilled its poll promise and aspirations of the nation by abolishing Article 370. While the major decision to carve out two UTs of J&K is in the best interest of the nation..

IN BRIEF

Dadu Majra man held with vials

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

Chandigarh: One person has been arrested while possessing banned injections.

SCHOOL NOTES

Manav Rachna International, Mohali

12 Aug 2019 | 8:52 AM

‘India Calling- Swarnim Bharat’, an interschool competition, was organised at MRIS, Mohali. Several schools of the tricity participated in various competitions — dance, mask making, mime, canvas painting, standup comedy and rap relay.

IN BRIEF

Shooting meet from August 23

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Rifle Association will organise the 44th Chandigarh State Shooting Championship from August 23 to 25 at the Patiala Ki Rao Shooting Ranges, Sector 25.

Sunil clinches TT title

Sunil clinches TT title

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sunil Ahuja of PAG (A& E) Punjab and Kalyani of PAG (Audit) Haryana won the men’s and women’s singles titles, respectively, on the concluding day of the 2nd Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament.

Sahil bags rowing gold

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sahil Mudgil clocked 6 minutes and 55.4 seconds (6:55.4) to claim the 2km light weight single scull gold medal in the Chandigarh Indoor Rowing Championship held at Sukhna Lake today.

Anuj confirms Kurukshetra win

Anuj confirms Kurukshetra win

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anuj Thukral came up with a quickfire 44 off 34 balls, with three boundaries and four sixes, to help Kurukshetra Cricket Association confirm a five-wicket win over Chandigarh Cricket Association in the ongoing Haryana Inter-District U-19 Championship at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, today.

Anshika stuns Hitanshi for title

Anshika stuns Hitanshi for title

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anshika won the girls’ U-12 category title by registering an easy 4-0 win against Hitanshi on the penultimate day of the Lawrebs Tennis Open Tournament at Modern Ways School, Sector 29, today.

Ayesha ousts Vaidahvi

Ayesha ousts Vaidahvi

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayesha ousted Vaidahvi Mamgain 8-4 4-10 8-4 to win the girls' sub-junior title on the second day of the 22nd St Stephen's Carrom Ranking Tournament, here today.

Prakash, Uday chess champs

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Prakash Ram won the two-day 17th Open Chess Tournament, which concluded at Chandigarh Club here today.

Jannia wins second major squash title of season

Jannia wins second major squash title of season

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Defending champion and top seed Jannia Singh retained the U-19 girls’ title at the Otters Club Squash Open, which concluded in Mumbai on Saturday.

Gunashree excels in yoga meet

Gunashree excels in yoga meet

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gunashree Sharma of Ankur Public School, Panjab University, claimed the first position by scoring 160 points in the girls’ 8 to 10 years age group on the concluding day of the 35th Chandigarh State Yoga Sports Championship here today.

JOB ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

Education Dept asks officers to complete paperwork on time

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA:Taking into consideration the unwarranted delay in providing job on compassionate grounds, the Education Department has asked its superintendents to personally visit the aggrieved family and complete the paperwork.

Segregation of household waste essential, says Mayor

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) has asked residents to segregate household waste on a daily basis.

MC has different yardstick for similar offence in city

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA:While the Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) recently registered an FIR against a resident for installing iron poles on the road for holding an event, the civic body has turned a blind eye to a similar practice being carried out in other parts of the city.

School asks parents to shell out Rs 5K for air-conditioners

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA:A city-based school has asked parents of tiny tots to shell out Rs 5,000 for installation of air-conditioners in the classrooms to tackle humidity.

The need of the hour is strict adherence to rulesOPEN HOUSE: HOW TO DISPOSE OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE SAFELY?

The need of the hour is strict adherence to rules

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

KC RANA:Biomedical waste generated by the PGI, GMCH-32 and other hospitals should be treated at source rather dumping at Dadu Majra dumping ground, which is filthy looking heap of mountain polluting the nearby residential area apart from creating smell for residents.

Ambedkar’s picture defaced

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

PANCHKULA: A picture of Dr BR Ambedkar was found blackened by unknown persons at Ambedkar Chowk in Sector 25 today.

Forum penalises PSPCL

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

MOHALI: Giving relief to an elderly person, who was charged Rs 64,076 for round-the-clock domestic electricity supply which is provided free of cost under the ‘Dera Dhania Scheme’, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Mohali, directed the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to pay Rs 15,000 for mental agony and litigation expenses to the complainant.

Dalits protest demolition of Guru Ravidas Temple

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

ROPAR: Members of Dalit community today staged a dharna at local Dr Ambedkar Chowk to protest against the demolition of Guru Ravidas Temple in Tughlakabad in New Delhi.

33-year-old woman commits suicide in hospital washroom

33-year-old woman commits suicide in hospital washroom

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

PANCHKULA: A 33-year old woman, who was suffering from an abdominal disease, allegedly committed suicide in a washroom of the emergency ward at the Sector 6 Civil Hospital today morning.

BENCH MARK

Judgment delivered is not justice done till compliance

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

Subhead: Courts need to assume unyielding stance against nonconformity of its orders

44,492 vehicles checked in run-up to I-Day

44,492 vehicles checked in run-up to I-Day

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: In view of Independence Day, PCR staff of the Chandigarh police launched a checking drive in the city on July 1. A total of 44,492 vehicles were checked by the cops till date during the drive. The PCR staff also identified 549 dark spots in the city.

Three held with heroin, charas

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

AMBALA: The police have arrested three men under the NDPS Act and recovered ganja, heroin and charas in three different cases in the district on Saturday.

Man found murdered in P’kula

Man found murdered in P’kula

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

PANCHKULA: A 35-year-old man was found murdered with a sharp weapon behind Tau Devi Lal Stadium here this morning. The deceased has been identified as Gagandeep Singh Bedi, a native of Molan village near Garhshankar. At present, he was living in a rented accommodation in Sector 26, Panchkula.

Offering insight into creation of city

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Deepika Gandhi, curator of the Chandigarh Architecture Museum, conducted a walk to the museum and shared facts about the creation of the city with the visitors here today.

'Razzmatazz' — a tribute to motherly love

'Razzmatazz' — a tribute to motherly love

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

MOHALI: Manav Mangal Smart School, Sector 64, organised its annual cultural fiesta, ‘Razzmatazz’, here today.

Policy for transfer of plots in Industrial Area on the cards

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration is considering to allow the conversion of plots in Industrial Area from lease hold to free hold on reasonable rates.

Talent galore at public speaking event

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The second edition of ‘Wordsmiths’, an annual public speaking extravaganza, concluded at Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, here yesterday.

Students told about career choices

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: To help the young learners make an informed career choice, Career Launcher, in association with the NIE, organised a grand event, ‘Be Future Ready: Think Beyond Conventional Careers’ here today.

Job fair on August 27

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

PANCHKULA: The District Employment Department will organise a job fair, in association with the government college in Sector 1, here on August 27.

Varsity mum on reservation policy, students left in lurch

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: It’s been a week since Panjab University (PU) — despite receiving a notice from the National Commission for Scheduled Castes on August 6 — hasn’t cleared the air on the issue regarding the violation of the UGC reservation policy by the Department of Laws for enrolling SC/SC students.

Garbage collector found murdered

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 40-year-old garbage collector’s body was found in Sector 38 here today. The police said the victim was stabbed to death by unknown person.

MBA grad among three arrested with Rs1-cr demonetised currency

MBA grad among three arrested with Rs1-cr demonetised currency

12 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three persons, including an MBA graduate, have been arrested while possessing demonetised notes of Rs 1 crore. The police also recovered a pistol, live cartridges and knives from the suspects.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, women’s wing chief Richa Pandey join BJP

AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, women’s wing chief Richa Pandey join BJP

18 Aug 2019 | 7:57 AM

NEW DELHI:The former minister of Delhi government, Kapil Mishra, and Aam Aadmi Party national spokesperson and women’s wing president Richa Pandey joined BJP today.

46-year-old man held for cheating women

18 Aug 2019 | 7:57 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police Cyber Cell has arrested a spare parts dealer from Meerut, UP, for cheating on women through matrimonial and dating Sites.

Demand to expedite regularisation of illegal colonies

18 Aug 2019 | 7:57 AM

NEW DELHI:A delegation of BJP's Delhi unit met Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday and urged him to expedite the process of regularising over 1,700 unauthorised colonies in the city .

Man commits suicide at Tagore Garden metro station

18 Aug 2019 | 7:57 AM

NEW DELHI:A 27-year-old man killed himself by jumping in front of Tagore Garden metro station at 11pm on Saturday.

Man makes hoax call at IGIA to stop wife, held

18 Aug 2019 | 7:57 AM

NEW DELHI:The caller who made a hoax call at Delhi IGI Airport on August 8, alleging the presence of a Fidayeen attacker on the premises of the airport has been arrested.

Rly police head constable kills self on duty

17 Aug 2019 | 7:34 AM

NEW DELHI:A Railway police head constable deputed at the Anand Vihar railway station committed suicide by shooting himself with his service pistol while on duty.

Express check-in at IGI Airport’s T2

Express check-in at IGI Airport’s T2

17 Aug 2019 | 7:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Domestic passengers travelling from Terminal 2 at the IGI Airport is set to be hassle-free with the introduction of express security check facility.

Kovind, Shah, Yogi visit Jaitley at AIIMS

Kovind, Shah, Yogi visit Jaitley at AIIMS

17 Aug 2019 | 7:34 AM

NEW DELHI:President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath visited AIIMS on Friday to enquire about the condition of ex-Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is stated to be "critical", sources said.

Criminal wanted in 65 cases nabbed

Criminal wanted in 65 cases nabbed

17 Aug 2019 | 7:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested notorious robber Dhananjay alias Pathan alias Barood (31) of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, the police said.

DCW notice to school, cops for ‘rape’ of 5-yr-old

DCW notice to school, cops for ‘rape’ of 5-yr-old

15 Aug 2019 | 6:57 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued notice to the city police and a private school where a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a sweeper.

Nepal envoy praises ‘Happiness Curriculum’

Nepal envoy praises ‘Happiness Curriculum’

15 Aug 2019 | 6:57 AM

NEW DELHI:Nepal’s envoy to India Nilambar Acharya on Wednesday called on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who offered to share his government’s initiatives with the neighbouring country for its schools, according to a statement.

Free DTC rides for women on Raksha  Bandhan

Free DTC rides for women on Raksha Bandhan

15 Aug 2019 | 6:57 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will provide free rides to women passengers on Raksha Bandhan, an official said on Wednesday.

Facial recognition tech at Red Fort

Facial recognition tech at Red Fort

15 Aug 2019 | 6:57 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police is using cameras equipped with facial recognition software for the first time to secure the Red Fort, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag on the 73rd Independence Day, said the officials on Wednesday.

Govt school students need not pay exam fee, says Dy CM

Govt school students need not pay exam fee, says Dy CM

15 Aug 2019 | 6:57 AM

NEW DELHI:Students of Delhi government and aided schools will not have to pay any fees for class X and XII Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations and the cost will be born by the city dispensation, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday.

Fire breaks out at cloth godown

Fire breaks out at cloth godown

14 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

NEW DELHI:A major fire broke out at a garments godown in East Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar this morning.

Govt to run pilot project to check water loss in Capital

Govt to run pilot project to check water loss in Capital

14 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently addressed a gathering at Neeti Bagh Club on the issue of water leakage prevention.

Govt to provide  Rs 10cr for Guru’s anniversary

Govt to provide Rs 10cr for Guru’s anniversary

14 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has provided Rs 10 crore for the programmes to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary year.

Accused who escaped police custody, held

Accused who escaped police custody, held

14 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

NEW DELHI:An accused who jumped police custody on July 27, after being brought to DDU Hospital from Tihar Jail during the course of treatment, has been nabbed.

Online fraud: Youth duped of  Rs 10,000

Online fraud: Youth duped of Rs 10,000

14 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

NEW DELHI:In a recent incident of online fraud, a youth was cheated of Rs 10,000, through Paytm.

CBSE cites resource crunch behind mammoth fee hike

CBSE cites resource crunch behind mammoth fee hike

14 Aug 2019 | 8:09 AM

NEW DELHI:A deficit of over Rs 200 crore in conducting board examination for class X and XII forced the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to hike fees, according to officials.

Car robbed at gunpoint

Car robbed at gunpoint

13 Aug 2019 | 8:07 AM

NEW DELHI: A luxury car was robbed allegedly at gunpoint by some unidentified people in South Delhi’s RK Puram area said the police on Monday.

Pregnant woman commits suicide

Pregnant woman commits suicide

13 Aug 2019 | 8:07 AM

NEW DELHI: A 27-year-old woman who was four months pregnant committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her northwest Delhi home, said the police on Monday.

Court awards Rs 1.17cr  to kin of Army man

Court awards Rs 1.17cr to kin of Army man

13 Aug 2019 | 8:07 AM

NEW DELHI: A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded Rs 1.17 crore relief to the kin of an Army man who was run over by a DTC bus on a zebra crossing at Rafi Marg here in 2016.

DSGMC urges varsity freshers in 9 colleges to plant saplings

13 Aug 2019 | 8:07 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managment Committee (DSGMC) has launched a mega plantation drive to mark the 550th birth anniversary year of Guru Nanak Dev, by planting one lakh trees in all historic Delhi gurdwaras and Sikh education institutions said DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

Security beefed up in Capital ahead of I-Day

Security beefed up in Capital ahead of I-Day

13 Aug 2019 | 8:07 AM

NEW DELHI: Security has been tightened in the Capital ahead of Independence Day and in view of the Centre scrapping constitutional provisions that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Work out a formula to ease burden on students: Sisodia

Work out a formula to ease burden on students: Sisodia

13 Aug 2019 | 8:07 AM

NEW DELHI: A day after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) increased the fees of class X and XII board examinations, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said he had directed the education department to work out a formula so that the students do not had to bear the burden of paying the hiked fee.

2 held for Rs 10 lakh fraud

2 held for Rs 10 lakh fraud

12 Aug 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Two persons have been arrested for being indulged in cheating and fraud by opening bank accounts and procuring loans in the name of bogus companies.

Metro  employee  livestreams suicide on FB

Metro employee livestreams suicide on FB

12 Aug 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:An employee of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) allegedly committed suicide by hanging hanging himself to a ceiling fan and streamed it live on Facebook in the wee hours of Sunday.

Kejriwal inaugurates underground reservoir

Kejriwal inaugurates underground reservoir

12 Aug 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Moving ahead with its commitment of constant endeavor to develop planned water supply to meet the growing demands of Delhi, Chief Minister and Delhi Jal Board Chairman Arvind Kejriwal, inaugurated a 165 lakh litre capacity UGR (Under Ground Resrvoir) and BPS (Boosting Pumping Station) at Mundka on Sunday.

I-Day traffic curbs in Capital from tomorrow

I-Day traffic curbs in Capital from tomorrow

12 Aug 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:In the run upto the Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Traffic Police has announced that traffic restriction will be in place for the 15th August function at the Red Fort.

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Mother-daughter duo  jumps before train, die

Mother-daughter duo jumps before train, die

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

JALANDHAR: A mother-daughter duo reportedly committed suicide today by jumping in front of a train near the Sodal railway crossing.

Mukerian police to identify suspects from CCTV footageSTONE PELTING DURING PUNJAB BANDH

Mukerian police to identify suspects from CCTV footage

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The Mukerian police are trying to identify suspects of pelting stones in Mukerian during the Tuesday’s Punjab shutdown with the help of CCTV footage.

Punjabi youths from UK visit city sports manufacturing unit

Punjabi youths from UK visit city sports manufacturing unit

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

JALANDHAR: A delegation of youth from the United Kingdom (UK) which is on a visit to the state under the Punjab Government’s Connect with Your Roots (CYR) programme today lauded the state government for the visionary initiative which help them to connect with the motherland of their forefathers.

Two arrested for abducting infant

Two arrested for abducting infant

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

JALANDHAR: Amid the much-hyped rumours about child-abduction incidents surfacing on social media, especially WhatsApp, the Police Division 1 today arrested two persons involved in the kidnapping of a newborn boy, identified as Shiva.

Parkash Purb: Harsimrat proposes to paint Sultanpur Lodhi white

Parkash Purb: Harsimrat proposes to paint Sultanpur Lodhi white

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI: Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today mooted a proposal to paint Sultanpur Lodhi white on the occasion of the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev and said she would seek the help of the Sikh sangat to make this possible.

MP writes to Union minister on CNG crisis

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

JALANDHAR: Local MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary today wrote to Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, raising the matter of sudden stoppage of supply of the CNG in the city.

DC: Farmers opting for stubble mgmt equipment up by 7 times

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

JALANDHAR: The Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department has received as many as 270 applications from farmers’ groups to avail subsidy for farm machinery to manage stubble.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

PECOSA gives Rs16K each to 103 Veer Naris

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Punjab Engineering College Old Boys Association (PECOSA), Australia, in collaboration with those in Jalandhar held a function in Sydney — ‘Salute’ — on the occasion of Independence Day to honour Veer Naris whose husbands have given their life for our better tomorrow.

BBMB daily wagers seek regular jobs

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

TALWARA (HOSHIARPUR): Daily wage labourers of various villages of the Kandi region, who have been working on the Pong Dam for the last 25 to 30 years under Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) met local MP and Union Minister of State Som Prakash in Phagwara, demanding regular employment.

Amid high alert, man caught with illegal pistol, cartridges

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

Pathankot: Amid the red alert sounded by the Punjab Police, Pathankot cops have nabbed a man moving under suspicious circumstances and recovered a .32-bore pistol and three cartridges from his possession.

Lyallpur college win overall sports trophy

Lyallpur college win overall sports trophy

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

JALANDHAR: Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, won the Teja Singh Samundari Overall Sports Trophy of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, for the 24th time in line.

IN BRIEF

Bike stolen from market

18 Aug 2019 | 8:11 AM

PHAGWARA: The police have registered a case against an unknown person for stealing a motorcycle (bearing registration No. RJ-14BK-2132) on Thursday.

BJP leaders hold Tiranga yatra

17 Aug 2019 | 7:36 AM

LANDHAR: The Akhand Bharat Sankalp Samiti, Punjab, yesterday took out a Tiranga yatra in city to mark the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution in J&K.

Dist colleges defy government orders, remain open on holiday

17 Aug 2019 | 7:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Violating the orders issued by the Deputy Commissioner after Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during the state-level Independence Day celebrations here declared a holiday in all educational institutions of the district on Friday, many colleges as well schools were found open today.

Officials honoured for their feats

17 Aug 2019 | 7:36 AM

JALANDHAR: The district administration of Kapurthala honoured eight officials and employees for various feats during the Independence Day function held at the Guru Nanak Stadium here.

20 youths handed over job letters, 57 persons awarded

17 Aug 2019 | 7:36 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu unfurled the national flag on the 73rd Independence Day at the Police Lines here yesterday.

40,000 cusecs excess water released from Bhakra

17 Aug 2019 | 7:36 AM

JALANDHAR: In the wake of warning of downpour and release of excessive water from the Bhakra dam, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today advised people residing near the Sutlej river and other low- lying areas to remain alert and refrain from moving near the river.

Minister declares 50 villages drug-free in Nawanshahr

Minister declares 50 villages drug-free in Nawanshahr

17 Aug 2019 | 7:36 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Industry and Trade Minister Sunder Sham Arora hoisted the Tricolour at a district-level function organised at ITI Stadium here to mark the 73rd Independence Day yesterday.

CM lists out govt’s achievementsINDEPENDENCE DAY

CM lists out govt’s achievements

17 Aug 2019 | 7:36 AM

JALANDHAR: Presiding over the state-level Independence Day function held yesterday at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh listed out achievements of his government in the past two years.

Day after unrest, peace returns to Doaba region

Day after unrest, peace returns to Doaba region

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after Doaba witnessed violent clashes during the Punjab bandh, it was peace as usual in the region. Since tomorrow is Raksha Bandhan, the markets which remained shut saw huge rush since morning.

One-week course on industrial engg begins at Dr BR Ambedkar NIT

One-week course on industrial engg begins at Dr BR Ambedkar NIT

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

JALANDHAR: A one-week course on ‘Industrial Engineering and Future Factory’ was started by the department of industrial and production engineering of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology today.

Big fish to be in net soon, says ministerDRUG TRADE

Big fish to be in net soon, says minister

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

TALWARA (HOSHIARPUR): Punjab Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria said: “Drug trade will not be tolerated at all and strict action be taken against anyone found guilty.

City dons patriotic colours, security in placeI-DAY CELEBRATIONS

City dons patriotic colours, security in place

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

JALANDHAR: Tableaux of various departments showcasing different social schemes will be the centre of attraction this year on the Independence Day. During the state-level function, the flag will be hoisted by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Final dress rehearsal was also held for the same.

Two held with intoxicants

Two held with intoxicants

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

PHAGWARA: The police seized 5 kg of ‘Gaanja’ and 190 intoxicating capsules from two persons on Tuesday night and arrested them.

Youth hangs self to death

Youth hangs self to death

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

JALANDHAR: A 23-year-old youth today committed suicide at his residence in Dhina village. The deceased has been indentified as Rohit Kumar. The youth took the extreme step due to continuous mocking and taunting by some of his relatives.

Woman arrested with 1-kg opium

Woman arrested with 1-kg opium

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The Model Town police have claimed to have arrested a woman with 1 kg of opium. The police have arrested the woman and recovered 1 kg of opium from the car. Her husband was also caught with heroin some time back and had been out on bail almost a month earlier.

Contractual workers’ unions call off dharna

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

JALANDHAR: Having received assurance from the state government for a meeting with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the Punbus Contractual Workers Union today aborted their three-day protest march against the unfriendly policies of the government.

CM launches development projects worth Rs 265 cr

CM launches development projects worth Rs 265 cr

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

KARTARPUR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday laid foundation stones and inaugurated a slew of development projects, worth Rs 265.15 crores, to spruce up Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts.

ASI Ranvir Singh to get President’s medal

ASI Ranvir Singh to get President’s medal

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

HOSHIARPUR: ASI Ranvir Singh, the reader to SP (Headquarters) has been selected to be decorated with the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service (PMMS) on Independence Day.

18 from state to get awards during I-Day function in city

18 from state to get awards during I-Day function in city

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

JALANDHAR: A total of 18 persons from different walks of life will be given awards at a state-level function which is going to be held at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium tomorrow.

Schoolgirls wait in earnest to perform before CM

Schoolgirls wait in earnest to perform before CM

15 Aug 2019 | 7:28 AM

JALANDHAR: Girls from humble backgrounds studying in government schools in Jalandhar, who until now have performed PT in the morning assembly in their respective schools will now be performing in front of CM Captain Amarinder Singh during state-level Independence Day function at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium in Jalandhar.

Protesters scuffle with villagers, many hurt

Protesters scuffle with villagers, many hurt

14 Aug 2019 | 8:57 AM

MUKERIAN (HOSHIARPUR): The situation at Harsa Mansar village on the National Highway became tense when supporters of the bandh went to a shop trying to get it closed forcibly while the shopkeeper resisted.

Bandh throws life out of gear in city, hits services

Bandh throws life out of gear in city, hits services

14 Aug 2019 | 8:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The effect of the Punjab bandh was on Tuesday seen as the roads wore a deserted look, educational institutes, banks, factories, vegetable market, wholesale market, etc, remained closed.

IN BRIEF

One held with intoxicants

14 Aug 2019 | 9:03 AM

Phagwara: The police seized 300 intoxicating tablets from a person on Monday night and arrested him. The suspect has been identified as Pardeep Kumar, a resident of Subhash Nagar locality.

Teacher suspended

14 Aug 2019 | 8:59 AM

LUDHIANA: Centre Head Teacher of Government Elementary School, Begowal, has been suspended by the state Education Department for thrashing a student with a stick in April this year.

Ban on use of drones in city till I-Day

14 Aug 2019 | 8:59 AM

JALANDHAR: In view of high security ahead of the state-level Independence Day function at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here, the Commissionerate Police have banned the use of drones in any kind of religious, social or wedding function till August 15.

DC honours youth for organ donation

14 Aug 2019 | 8:59 AM

JALANDHAR: In order to commemorate International Organ Donation Day, the Deputy Commissioner-cum-President of District Red Cross Society Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today felicitated a youngster for doing commendable work to spread awareness regarding organ donation in the district.

Cong leader seeks resignation of MoS over temple issue

14 Aug 2019 | 8:59 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Member of the PCC, Nimisha Mehta, today led a protest at the Garhshankar-Nangal Chowk with members of Ravidas community and her supporters.

Chief Minister’s visit: No action mulled against highway protesters

14 Aug 2019 | 8:59 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as the Dalit community leaders and workers blocked highways for two days —for three to four hours on Saturday and again for eight to 10 hours on Tuesday over the issue of demolition of Guru Ravidas Temple in Delhi — the Punjab Police has so far not registered any case against them for taking law into their hands and harassing the commuters.

Farmers, arhtiyas suffer losses in crores, says Mandi BoardBANDH CALL

Farmers, arhtiyas suffer losses in crores, says Mandi Board

14 Aug 2019 | 8:57 AM

JALANDHAR: As the city witnessed a complete shutdown on Tuesday due to the protests and dharnas being observed all across the district by the members of Ravidasia community, farmers remained among the most-affected segment.

Commuters, Army aspirants bear the brunt of bandh

Commuters, Army aspirants bear the brunt of bandh

14 Aug 2019 | 8:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Rail passengers on the trunk route of Amritsar-Jalandhar-Phagwara-Ludhiana and other cities continued to be a harassed lot due to the diversion, rescheduling and late running of several long-route trains.

Near complete bandh in Phagwara

14 Aug 2019 | 8:57 AM

PHAGWARA: On a call given by several Dalits organisations to protest against the Supreme Court’s decision to demolish the Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi recently, a complete bandh was observed in Phagwara, Goraya, Phillaur, Banga, Noormahal, and Nakodar on Tuesday.

Tewari seeks land for Guru Ravidas temple

14 Aug 2019 | 8:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Congress MP from Anandpur Sahib Manish Tewari today demanded alternative space for the construction of Guru Ravidas Temple in Delhi.

Roads blocked in Hoshiarpur

14 Aug 2019 | 8:57 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In protest against the demolition of the Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi, there was a complete bandh in Hoshiarpur on the call given by Dalit outfits.

Industrial units remain shut

Industrial units remain shut

14 Aug 2019 | 8:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Scores of industrial units at the Focal Point, Industrial Area, Industrial Estate, Gadaipur and Wariana remained closed on Tuesday and unit owners suffered losses worth crores because of the complete closure of their units.

Commuters at receiving end as buses remain off road

Commuters at receiving end as buses remain off road

14 Aug 2019 | 8:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The state-wide bandh call given by the Ravidas community following the demolition of a Ravidas temple in Delhi threw life out of gear in the city on Tuesday.

Tent pegging to be part of Independence Day function

Tent pegging to be part of Independence Day function

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: On this Independence Day function to be held in Jalandhar, a six-horse team will take part in the tent pegging sport and 15 horses will escort CM Capt Amarinder Singh.

BRIEFLY

Villager commits suicide

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

PHAGWARA: One person, identified as Tarsem Lal of Khurala Kingra village, reportedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train between Phagwara and Chiherru on the Phagwara-Jalandhar section here on Monday.

54th Punjab shooting c’ship concludes

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: The 54th Punjab State Shooting Championship, organised by the Punjab Rifle Shooting Association, concluded at the Punjab Armed Police headquarters here on Sunday.

Safai karamcharis’ strike enters Day 6

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

PHAGWARA: The ongoing strike by safai karamcharis of the Municipal Corporation (MC) of Phagwara entered its sixth day on Monday.

Punbus workers’ 2-day strike from August 14

Punbus workers’ 2-day strike from August 14

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Workers of the Punjab Roadways/ Punbus Contract Union on Monday organised a gate rally at both depots of the roadways here.

PHAGWARA BYPOLL

Race for Congress ticket hots up among leaders

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

PHAGWARA: The race for Congress ticket for the upcoming Phagwara Assembly constituency byelections has begun among party leaders.

Expert dwells on women empowerment at MLU DAV College

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

PHAGWARA: A seminar on women empowerment and self-realisation was organised in the seminar hall of MLU DAV College, Phagwara.

Insurance firm ordered to pay Rs16 lakh to Punjab Roadways

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: In a case decided here at District Permanent Lok Adalat, the United India Insurance, a general insurance company, has been directed to pay Rs16,12,031 as compensation to General Manager (GM) Punjab Roadways, Jalandhar, depot-1.

Nawanshahr witnesses complete shutdown

Nawanshahr witnesses complete shutdown

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Nawanshahr witnessed a complete shutdown on Monday as protests were held against the demolition of Guru Ravidas temple this morning.

520-gm heroin seized, 4 held

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

KAPURTHALA: The Sultanpur Lodhi police on Monday arrested four persons, including a woman, and recovered 520 gm of heroin and 530 gm of drug powder from their possession in separate incidents.

Sikh bodies question CM’s ‘hypocrisy’

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of 30 Sikh organisations under the Alliance of Sikh Organisations have questioned the role of the Chief Minister in allowing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the Bargari sacrilege case, despite a notification by the state government withdrawing the case from the Central agency a year ago.

Poor mgmt at sports trial venue leaves players demoralised

Poor mgmt at sports trial venue leaves players demoralised

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Rain on Monday failed to dampen the spirit of sportspersons as an overwhelming number of aspirants turned up to attend the trials conducted here at different venues for the sports wings.

Eid celebrated with fervour

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

PHAGWARA: Eid-Ul-Zuha was celebrated with religious fervour in Phagwara on Monday.

Away from home, Eid low-key affair for Kashmiri students

Away from home, Eid low-key affair for Kashmiri students

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Depressed, some of the Kashmiri students skipped meals on Eid, some remained confined to their hostel rooms, not wanting to meet anyone.

Police beef up security in city

Police beef up security in city

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Following the Punjab bandh call tomorrow, the Commissionerate of Police have beefed up security arrangements in the city.

Temple demolition: Stage set for Punjab bandh today

13 Aug 2019 | 8:03 AM

JALANDHAR: With a bandh call over the demolition of Guru Ravidas temple by Dalit organisations and Sant Samaj tomorrow getting support of the state government, it is likely to throw normal life out of gear. All commercial establishments and educational institutes are slated to remain closed tomorrow. Deputy Commissioner Varinder K Sharma has ordered the closure of all government, private and aided schools and colleges of the district so that the students are not inconvenienced.

Ravidas community gives Punjab bandh call for tomorrowDEMOLITION OF RAVIDAS TEMPLE IN DELHI

Ravidas community gives Punjab bandh call for tomorrow

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

JALANDHAR: A day-long protest, organised by the various organisations representing the Ravidas community against the demolition of Ravidas Temple at Tughlaqabad in Delhi, continued on the second day today.

BRIEFLY

Minor boy missing

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint lodged by Shakil Devi, a resident of Bohani village in Phagwara sub -division, the police have registered a case under Section 365 of the IPC on the charges of abducting her minor son on Saturday.

Ria  Kundra wins U-19 badminton title

Ria Kundra wins U-19 badminton title

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

JALANDHAR: The five-day District Badminton Tournament that started on Tuesday at Raizada Hansraj Stadium concluded here on Saturday evening.

Dengue larvae detected at 1,682 spots, 113 challaned since April

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 1,682 dengue larvae have been found in the district – ever since the raids started in Jalandhar in April this year.

Haryana CM draws flak for remarks over Kashmiri women

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Criticising the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for his —‘Brides from Kashmir’ remarks SAVERA Society For Social Awareness opined that such things are completely unwarranted and unacceptable.

Forest Dept to set up 10 Nanak bagichis

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

JALANDHAR: To pay tribute to Guru Nanak Dev on his 550th birth anniversary, the Forest Department will set up ten ‘Nanak Bagichis’ in the Jalandhar Division comprising the districts of Jalandhar and Kapurthala.

GNA University organises freshers’ party

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

PHAGWARA: A fresher’s party was organised by GNA University at Konica Resort, Jalandhar, yesterday.

Students apprised of groundwater depletion

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

JALANDHAR: One act play and skits, writing competitions, chart competitions, group discussions on how to save water, these are some activities that are being held in government schools.

Cong men seek ticket for Mann

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

PHAGWARA: The factionalism and the tug of war among Congress leaders, including aspirants of the Congress ticket from Phagwara is being witnessed in daily routine.

City gears up for Amarinder’s visitI-DAY CELEBRATIONS

City gears up for Amarinder’s visit

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Ahead of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s visit on the occasion of 73rd Independence day, the officials at different branches of Municipal Corporation (MC) have stepped up the efforts to display a better, beautiful and greener city to the CM.

CITY-BASED WOMAN DUPED OF RS 1,80,000

12 days on, police fail to trace swindlers

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

JALANDHAR: Though the Punjab Police managed to catch the crooks who duped Chief Minister’s wife Perneet Kaur, the city commissionerate police have not been able to trace the whereabouts of hackers who duped a city-based woman of Rs 1,80,000, about 15 days back.

3 foreign nationals among six held with 2.32-kg heroin

3 foreign nationals among six held with 2.32-kg heroin

12 Aug 2019 | 8:06 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar (Rural) police today arrested six narcotic smugglers, including three foreign nationals (Nigerians) —with 2.

Jalandhar, last 7 days...
Worried villagers keep vigil on Sutlej level

Worried villagers keep vigil on Sutlej level

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Following the heavy rain alert, residents of villages alongside the Sutlej are keeping a strict vigil on the water level in the river.

Police crackdown on drug peddlers in city

Police crackdown on drug peddlers in city

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The police nabbed 12 smugglers, including four women, and recovered drugs from their possession yesterday.

Curing diseases with nature’s healing power

Curing diseases with nature’s healing power

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Nature stores healing power within and in abundance, but most humans are unable to recognise its worth.

Fire breaks out at pvt hospital

Fire breaks out at pvt hospital

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A fire broke out at Pancham Hospital on Dugri Road this afternoon.

GNDEC students develop automatic stamping machine

GNDEC students develop automatic stamping machine

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) have once again tried to contribute to the society by making a low-cost automatic stamping machine.

Patriotic spirit runs high in schools

Patriotic spirit runs high in schools

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of various schools in the district celebrated Independence Day with great patriotic fervour.

GPC Khanna students shine in PU exams

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

KHANNA: Students of Gobindgarh Public College, Alour (Khanna) have again proved their mettle by producing 100 per cent result in PGDCA and MA (Eglish) - second semester May examinations, conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Draw inspiration from martyrs, GGI students told

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

KHANNA: Gulzar Group of Institutes celebrated the 73th Independence Day with great enthusiasm.

IKG-PTU examinations: ASGI students excel

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

KHANNA: Students of BCom (P) and BBA fourth semester of AS Group of Institution, Khanna, made the institution proud by performing exceptionally in the IKG-Punjab Technical University examinations, which were held in May 2019.

Proper sewerage eludes Kanech, streets stink

Proper sewerage eludes Kanech, streets stink

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

SAHNEWAL: Streets of Kanech village, near Sahnewal, are filled with stinking sewage, which gives its roads a filthy look.

AIESEC members interact with CT University students

AIESEC members interact with CT University students

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The team of AIESEC visited CT University and had an interactive session with the students on their experience of staying in India.

Students break the ice with seniors

Students break the ice with seniors

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management extended an enthralling welcome to its new entrants at the Kothari Resorts today.

3 of vehicle thieves’ gang held

3 of vehicle thieves’ gang held

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

KHANNA: The Khanna police claimed to have arrested three members of a vehicle thieves gang and recovered two cars and one motorcycle from their possession, apart from the spare parts of the dismantled vehicles.

Independence Day celebrated with gaiety, fervour

Independence Day celebrated with gaiety, fervour

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Independence Day was celebrated with gusto at various organisations in the city.

BIZ NEWS

Independence Day celebrations

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

Pavilion Mall concluded the day on an exciting note, with the mall announcing the name of the lucky winner of the on-going lucky draw.

Organ donation camp on Aug 20

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Transplant Institute of Aykai Hospital, NGO GLODAS and GNIPS School will be organising an Organ Donation Camp to celebrate organ donor day at Aykai Hospital.

Despite rain alert, city knee deep in water

Despite rain alert, city knee deep in water

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Rain lashed the city on Saturday leaving most of the city areas inundated.

No action against LIG flat violationsILLEGAL CHANGE OF LAND USE

No action against LIG flat violations

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Even after serving notices to as many as 107 allottees of LIG (lower income group) flats in Dugri Urban Estate Phase-II for illegal change of land use (commercial use of residential property) some nine months ago (in November 2018), the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has developed cold feet, when it came to taking action against violators under the provisions of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act, 1995.

Damandeep, Shikha to lead LBA teams

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Damandeep Singh and Shikha have been selected to lead the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) boys’ and girls’ teams, respectively, while Arjun will lead Ludhiana district boys’ team in the 70th Junior Punjab Basketball Championship slated to be held from August 19 here at the Guru Nanak Stadium.

Mohali restrict hosts Ludhiana to 156 runs in first inningsINTER-DISTRICT (U-16) CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Mohali restrict hosts Ludhiana to 156 runs in first innings

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Mohali restricted Ludhiana to a modest total of 156 runs in the first innings on the opening day of the two-day match in the Inter-District (U-16) Cricket Tournament being played at GRD Academy on Hambran Road here on Saturday.

Ludhiana-Patiala match washed outFC MITTAL TROPHY

Ludhiana-Patiala match washed out

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosts Ludhiana and visitors Patiala shared a point each as the second match in the ongoing Punjab One-Day Inter District Cricket Tournament for FC Mittal Trophy, played at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here on Saturday, was washed out.

Prof NS Tasneem no moreIN BRIEF

Prof NS Tasneem no more

18 Aug 2019 | 7:31 AM

Ludhiana: Eminent writer and Sahitya Akademi awardee Prof NS Tasneem breathed his last on Saturday.

Youth jumps to death from Westend floor

Youth jumps to death from Westend floor

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: A 20-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of the Westend mall situated on Ferozepur Road last night.

21-day int’l workshop begins in city

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI) has organised a 21-day international training programme on “Agricultural Extension Management System in India - Key Lessons for African Continent.

man held with intoxicant tabletsIN BRIEF

man held with intoxicant tablets

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

Ludhiana: The Model Town police have nabbed a drug peddler with 370 intoxicant tablets. He has been identified as Pawan Kumar of Harnam Nagar.

ERRING DYEING AND WASHING UNITS

Week on, MLA awaits information from PPCB

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Even after more than a week, Ludhiana East MLA Sanjay Talwar has not received the required information, which he had sought from the Punjab Pollution Control Board on August 8.

YAD flays state govt on civic amenities

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: The Youth Akali Dal (YAD) has censured the Congress government in the state for its alleged failure to provide basic amenities to the public.

Players display skills on I-Day

Players display skills on I-Day

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: An exhibition match in basketball and medley relay were organised to mark the 73rd Independence Day yesterday.

Man jailed for cheque bounce

Man jailed for cheque bounce

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: The court of Judicial Magistrate Balkar Singh has convicted Lokesh Khanna of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, in two cheque bounce cases of Rs 5 lakh each.

Four thefts in 2 days, PSPCL store targeted

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Four theft cases have been registered by the police in the past two days.

Asked to vacate house, man kills self; mother, sisters booked

Asked to vacate house, man kills self; mother, sisters booked

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: A 45-year-old man hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in New Kundanpuri yesterday.

COLLEGE NOTES

Independence Day celebrations

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

Ludhiana: 73rd Independence Day was celebrated at Government College for Girls. The Principal of the college Dr Manju Sahni, Vice-Principal Varinderjit Kaur, members of the staff council unfurled the National Flag in college campus on this occasion.

73rd Independence Day celebratedSCHOOL NOTES

73rd Independence Day celebrated

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

Ludhiana: Independence Day was celebrated in the Learning Station preschool today with great enthusiasm. Kids dressed in colourful patriotic dresses sang national anthem and saluted the National Flag.

Patriotic zeal marks celebrations in Sahnewal

Patriotic zeal marks celebrations in Sahnewal

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

SAHNEWAL: Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, celebrated the nation’s 73rd Independence Day and remembered with gratitude the sacrifices of the freedom fighters.

Aim for nutritional security through research: Expert

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, with great enthusiasm.

Schoolteacher asks for half of student’s scholarship, suspended

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Vidya Devi, head teacher of Government Primary School, Gahaur, who had taken back 50 per cent of the scholarship amount of the student has been suspended by the Education Department.

Counselling for meritorious schools kicks off today

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: The counselling for filling the vacant seats of Meritorious Schools will start from August 17.

Allegations against party proven wrong: Majithia

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Former minister and patron of the Youth Akali Dal, Bikram Singh Majithia, mocked those who were charging him and his party – the Shiromani Akali Dal — with being involved in drug trade.

Won’t allow govt to give water to other states: Bains

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

ISSRU (KHANNA): Lok Insaaf Party chief Simarjit Singh Bains has stated that their party is opposed to giving state water to any other state as Punjab have no surplus water.

Stand against BJP’s agenda of defaming national heroes: Ashu

Stand against BJP’s agenda of defaming national heroes: Ashu

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

ISSRU (KHANNA): Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Punjab Bharat Bhushan Ashu gave a clarion call to the Punjabis to stand against the BJP’s nefarious agenda of defaming the national heroes of freedom struggle and targeting the historic institutions to erase the golden history of India.

Comedy highlights stray menace at Haibowal

Comedy highlights stray menace at Haibowal

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: To awake the Municipal Corporation, which has failed to tackle the stray menace, a unique protest, full of comedy, was held at Haibowal today.

Chief Minister confers award on Dr Sandhu

Chief Minister confers award on Dr Sandhu

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Devinder Singh Sandhu was honoured with State Award by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for achievements in the field of cancer treatment for the past 20 years at a function held in Jalandhar.

Banners against Ward 91 councillor raise eyebrows

Banners against Ward 91 councillor raise eyebrows

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Banners highlighting “poor performance” of the Ward 91 councillor at Chandar Nagar have raised many an eyebrow.

90% areas lack storm sewersMONSOON WOES

90% areas lack storm sewers

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: The problem of waterlogging has increased manifold in the city as compared to previous years.

Admn on alert after heavy rain warning

Admn on alert after heavy rain warning

17 Aug 2019 | 7:21 AM

LUDHIANA: After heavy rain warning in Ludhiana and other districts of Punjab during next 48-72 hours, the administration has alerted all departments concerned.

Basketball trials today

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: Trials to select the Ludhiana junior boys and girls’ basketball teams will be held here at Guru Nanak Stadium on August 15 from 4 pm onwards.

Mohali beat Ludhiana by 6 wickets

Mohali beat Ludhiana by 6 wickets

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: Mohali beat Ludhiana by six wickets in the first match of the One-Day Cricket Tournament for FC Mittal Trophy played on the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

Ludhiana record facile win over Fatehgarh SahibCRICKET TOURNEY

Ludhiana record facile win over Fatehgarh Sahib

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA:Ludhiana recorded a facile victory over Fatehgarh Sahib by an innings and 108 runs in a match in the Inter-District (U-16) Cricket Tournament for Punjab Championship played here at GRD Academy on Hambran Road today.

Bon apetite

Bon apetite

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: The world’s biggest thali of 96 inches in diameter, holding 270 dishes from 28 states and union territories of India, was displayed on the eve of Independence Day at the PCTE Group of Institutes today.

Rain plays spoilsport

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

Mandi Ahmedgarh: Weather played spoilsport in preparations and arrangements being made for the Independence Day function scheduled to be held in Payal and Raikot.

Issru to pay tributes to martyr Karnail

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

Khanna: A state-level function will be organised by the Punjab Government on Thursday to pay tributes to Karnail Singh Issru, first martyr of the Goa Liberation Movement, at Dana Mandi in Issru village.

COLLEGE NOTES

Calligraphy Competition

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

Ludhiana: Adarsh Public School organised an English and Hindi calligraphy competition to improve Presentation skills and inculcate the habit of good handwriting among its students.

‘Students play constructive role’

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

Ludhiana: Ashish Abroal, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-secretary District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), addressed a legal awareness seminar at campus of CT University.

COLLEGE NOTES

GNKCW girls win gold

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

Ludhiana: Manpreet Kaur and Pushpa Devi of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, have brought laurels to the college by winning gold in the 50 kg and 46 kg weight categories, respectively, at the 10th Open Punjab State Sqay Martial Arts Championship 2019, held at KVM School, Jalandhar.

Customers’ meet held

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: The Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC), Ludhiana branch, conducted a customers’ meet here today.

Parents allege GNPS charging excessive fee

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: Once again, the parents and school managements are at loggerheads over the fee structure of students in respective schools.

Smart School Policy aimed at uplift of government schools, says minister

Smart School Policy aimed at uplift of government schools, says minister

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA/SAMRALA: Vijay Inder Singla, School Education and Public Works Departmnet Minister, Punjab, said the Punjab government would soon implementing a smart school policy, which would revamp almost all government schools of the state.

I-Day celebrated with patriotic fervour

I-Day celebrated with patriotic fervour

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: Each year Independence Day is celebrated to pay tributes to the spirit of freedom fighters who laid down their lives in the freedom struggle.

Cabinet Minister Vijay Inder Singla to unfurl Tricolour

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: A full dress rehearsal was held today at the Guru Nanak Stadium to review the arrangements for the district-level Independence Day celebrations, to be held tomorrow.

City faces threat of water-borne diseases

City faces threat of water-borne diseases

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: Residents of the city ‘suspect’ that groundwater being supplied through tubewells is not regularly chlorinated and there is no monitoring system in place to check water-safety parameters.

Ireo company officials booked for Rs 7.50-cr fraud

Ireo company officials booked for Rs 7.50-cr fraud

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: The Dakha police have booked officials of Ireo Water Front, Dewatwal village, for committing a fraud of Rs 7.

GLADA e-auction yields ~5.29 crore

GLADA e-auction yields ~5.29 crore

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: In a moderate response to its offer for sale of residential plots and commercial properties through e-auction, which concluded on Tuesday, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has managed to dispose of one residential plot, four booths and two shop-cum-offices (SCOs) which yielded a total sale price of a little more than Rs 5.29 crore against the reserve price of around Rs 5.28 crore (a premium of mere 0.24 per cent).

Death of 3 GNDEC students leaves parents shattered

Death of 3 GNDEC students leaves parents shattered

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Dreams of parents of three budding engineers, all natives of Bihar, presently studying in Ludhiana, were shattered after they received news of their death in an accident on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Commendation Disc for 5 cops

Commendation Disc for 5 cops

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: Extending the honour to the city’s Special Task Force (STF) wing, Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab, awarded five of its sleuths, including the in-charge, with Commendation Discs.

Two held for murder

Two held for murder

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: The Meharban police claimed to have solved the week-old blind murder case with the arrest of two suspects.

6 kids hurt as bus rams into divider

6 kids hurt as bus rams into divider

15 Aug 2019 | 8:10 AM

LUDHIANA: Several students of BCM Senior Secondary School, Shashtri Nagar, suffered minor injuries after the bus they were travelling in rammed into roadside divider, near Dugri flyover, on Wednesday afternoon.

Two snatchers arrestedIN BRIEF

Two snatchers arrested

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

Ludhiana: The Basti Jodhewal police have nabbed two snatchers and recovered five mobile phones and one motorcycle from their possession.

PUNJAB WUSHU MEET

City players bag four medals

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Players from Ludhiana secured four medals in different weight categories in the 22nd Junior Punjab State Wushu Championship held from August 9 to 11 at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, near here.

CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Fatehgarh struggle on Day 1

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Fatehgarh Sahib were today struggling (49 for 9) in their first innings against Ludhiana on the opening day of the two-day match in the Inter-District (U-16) Cricket Tournament for Punjab Championship being played here at GRD Academy on Hambran Road.

Sacred Heart emerge overall runners-upCISCE ATHLETICS MEET

Sacred Heart emerge overall runners-up

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, bagged 16 medals, including seven gold, and emerged overall runners-up in the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) Northern Region Athletics Meet-2019 held at Jamalpur.

Thin attendance at schools, colleges

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Attendance remained low in schools throughout the city today.

Losses run into crores, say businessmen

Losses run into crores, say businessmen

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LUDHIANA: During the bandh observed by the Ravidas community, shops and other business establishments in the city remained closed throughout the day.

City comes to a halt as entry, exit points blockedBANDH BY RAVIDAS COMMUNITY

City comes to a halt as entry, exit points blocked

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The bandh observed by the Ravidas community today against the demolition of a temple of saint Ravidas passed in a peaceful manner.

Man held with illegal pistol

Man held with illegal pistol

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The Crime Branch-1 has nabbed a man and recovered an illegal weapon from his possession.

Industrial body wants waste management project shifted

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The Dhandari Industrial Welfare Association is up in arms against the administration, which is planning to construct, install and operate a construction and demolition waste management plant in front of local the gurdwara and also near the local Dhandari residential area, opposite the Dhandari railway station in Ludhiana.

Pharma company to invest Rs47 cr in Raikot

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

LUDHIANA: IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited, through its ancillary unit (Vivachem Intermediates Private Limited) will invest Rs 47 crore for establishing a new manufacturing facility at the Industrial Focal Point, Raikot, (Punjab).

FOPSIA demands CBI inquiry into fluctuation of steel prices

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

Ludhiana: Expressing concern over fluctuation into the prices of steel in the country, the Federation of Punjab Small Industries Association (FOPSIA) has written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking CBI enquiry against ICEX (Indian Commodity Exchange).

Protest marches keep admn on toes

Protest marches keep admn on toes

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

The administration remained on toes taking proactive measures to prevent any untoward incident during bandh, the call for which was given by organisations of Ravidassia community, fighting for reconstruction of historic Ravidas temple in Delhi.

Sporadic violence marks day at Khanna

Sporadic violence marks day at Khanna

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

KHANNA: A complete bandh was observed at Khanna that passed of peacefully apart from some minor incidents against the demolition of Ravidas temple at Delhi.

Timely intervention of police averts clashes

Timely intervention of police averts clashes

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

SAHNEWAL/DORAHA: The call for Punjab bandh today, given by different Ravidassiya community bodies due to the demolition of a 500-year-old Guru Ravidas temple in New Delhi drew a mixed response in Doraha.

Expressing gratitude

Expressing gratitude

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

Students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Udham Singh Nagar, sent rakhis to the Indian Armed Forces to mark International Daughter’s Day.

Green Land Convent SchoolSCHOOL NOTES

Green Land Convent School

14 Aug 2019 | 7:47 AM

Ludhiana: Green Land Convent School, New Subhash Nagar, celebrated Vanamahotsava with zeal and enthusiasm. Messages conveying the imp